Period
to 7 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK > England
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 279 420 386
Rank change year-on-year +141 -34 -108
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 658 963 1,365
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.10% 0.73% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.78% 1.86% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 585 809 1,119
Median annual salary £102,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £62,500 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £138,750 £120,000 £120,000
UK median annual salary £102,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +36.67% +7.14% -6.67%

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 23,684 51,878 62,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.51% 39.26% 39.26%
Number of salaries quoted 18,492 39,178 48,311
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England.

Salary trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the England region over the 6 months to 7 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +77 653 £102,500 +32.26% 73
North of England +165 3 - - 1
North West +122 3 - - 1
South West +107 2 £42,500 -32.00%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 483 (73.40%) Finance
2 368 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
3 360 (54.71%) Front Office
3 360 (54.71%) Fixed Income
4 310 (47.11%) Equities
5 296 (44.98%) Java
6 283 (43.01%) AWS
7 263 (39.97%) Hedge funds
8 254 (38.60%) Derivative
9 232 (35.26%) Web Services
10 207 (31.46%) Python
11 206 (31.31%) Software Engineering
12 200 (30.40%) Banking
13 178 (27.05%) Asset Management
14 177 (26.90%) JavaScript
15 176 (26.75%) AngularJS
16 172 (26.14%) React
17 163 (24.77%) Investment Management
18 150 (22.80%) C#
19 147 (22.34%) Vue.js
20 145 (22.04%) Investment Banking
21 133 (20.21%) Fintech
22 122 (18.54%) Azure
22 122 (18.54%) DevOps
23 116 (17.63%) SQL
24 114 (17.33%) .NET
25 111 (16.87%) GCP
26 96 (14.59%) Google
26 96 (14.59%) Computer Science
27 93 (14.13%) Business Analysis

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.52%) IIS
2 4 (0.61%) CMS
3 3 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.30%) Jupyter
4 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.15%) Apache
5 1 (0.15%) Confluence
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.15%) InVision
Business Applications
1 70 (10.64%) Markit EDM
2 68 (10.33%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.61%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.30%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.30%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 283 (43.01%) AWS
2 122 (18.54%) Azure
3 111 (16.87%) GCP
4 26 (3.95%) Serverless
5 22 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (3.34%) Amazon S3
5 22 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (2.13%) SaaS
7 4 (0.61%) Heroku
7 4 (0.61%) Office 365
7 4 (0.61%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.61%) CHAP
1 4 (0.61%) Firewall
1 4 (0.61%) Multicast
1 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.46%) FIX Connectivity
3 2 (0.30%) Calico
3 2 (0.30%) DHCP
3 2 (0.30%) DNS
3 2 (0.30%) LAN
3 2 (0.30%) VPN
3 2 (0.30%) WAN
4 1 (0.15%) NAS
4 1 (0.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 23 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.34%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.34%) NoSQL
5 19 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (2.28%) Redis
6 15 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.82%) Flink
7 12 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.67%) Snowflake Schema
9 10 (1.52%) CouchDB
9 10 (1.52%) OLAP
9 10 (1.52%) OLTP
9 10 (1.52%) Oracle OLAP
9 10 (1.52%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.06%) MySQL
11 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 46 (6.99%) RStudio
2 24 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.58%) Maven
4 15 (2.28%) JIRA
5 10 (1.52%) ERwin
5 10 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.52%) PowerDesigner
6 7 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.91%) PyCharm
7 6 (0.91%) Robot Framework
8 5 (0.76%) Moq
8 5 (0.76%) NUnit
8 5 (0.76%) Selenium
8 5 (0.76%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket Server
10 3 (0.46%) MSTest
10 3 (0.46%) NSubstitute
10 3 (0.46%) Subversion
11 2 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 483 (73.40%) Finance
2 360 (54.71%) Front Office
3 200 (30.40%) Banking
4 145 (22.04%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.95%) Back Office
6 12 (1.82%) Law
6 12 (1.82%) Retail
7 10 (1.52%) Marketing
8 6 (0.91%) Advertising
8 6 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.91%) Legal
9 3 (0.46%) Billing
10 2 (0.30%) German Language
10 2 (0.30%) International Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 346 (52.58%) Developer
2 132 (20.06%) Architect
3 131 (19.91%) Java Developer
4 119 (18.09%) AWS Engineer
5 105 (15.96%) Software Engineer
6 77 (11.70%) Python Developer
7 76 (11.55%) AWS Developer
8 63 (9.57%) AWS Software Engineer
9 55 (8.36%) Analyst
9 55 (8.36%) Enterprise Architect
10 51 (7.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 49 (7.45%) Front Office Developer
12 45 (6.84%) Python Engineer
13 44 (6.69%) .NET Software Engineer
14 39 (5.93%) .NET Architect
15 38 (5.78%) AWS Architect
16 33 (5.02%) C# Developer
16 33 (5.02%) Senior Developer
17 30 (4.56%) Python Software Engineer
18 28 (4.26%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (35.26%) Web Services
2 176 (26.75%) AngularJS
3 172 (26.14%) React
4 147 (22.34%) Vue.js
5 114 (17.33%) .NET
6 77 (11.70%) .NET Core
7 60 (9.12%) ASP.NET
8 42 (6.38%) ASP.NET Core
9 38 (5.78%) Kafka
10 36 (5.47%) J2EE
11 35 (5.32%) HTML
12 33 (5.02%) FIX Protocol
13 31 (4.71%) Node.js
14 29 (4.41%) HTML5
15 20 (3.04%) WCF
16 17 (2.58%) CSS
17 16 (2.43%) XML
18 15 (2.28%) J2SE
19 14 (2.13%) WebSockets
20 13 (1.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 360 (54.71%) Fixed Income
2 310 (47.11%) Equities
3 263 (39.97%) Hedge funds
4 254 (38.60%) Derivative
5 81 (12.31%) Reference Data
6 43 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (3.65%) Algorithms
8 24 (3.65%) Market Risk
9 18 (2.74%) Management Information System
10 17 (2.58%) Equity Derivative
11 16 (2.43%) Data Structures
12 15 (2.28%) Virtual Team
13 14 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (2.13%) User Experience
14 13 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
15 10 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
16 9 (1.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 6 (0.91%) Contract for Difference
17 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.32%) Windows
2 24 (3.65%) Linux
3 21 (3.19%) Unix
4 13 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.91%) Android
6 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.61%) Solaris
9 3 (0.46%) CentOS
9 3 (0.46%) Debian
9 3 (0.46%) SUSE
9 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (31.31%) Software Engineering
3 178 (27.05%) Asset Management
4 163 (24.77%) Investment Management
5 133 (20.21%) Fintech
6 122 (18.54%) DevOps
7 96 (14.59%) Computer Science
8 93 (14.13%) Business Analysis
9 92 (13.98%) Low Latency
10 83 (12.61%) Portfolio Management
11 81 (12.31%) Decision-Making
12 80 (12.16%) Migration
13 77 (11.70%) Electronic Trading
13 77 (11.70%) Multithreading
14 75 (11.40%) Architectural Design
15 72 (10.94%) Microservices
16 71 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
17 67 (10.18%) Mathematics
18 51 (7.75%) Front End Development
19 48 (7.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 296 (44.98%) Java
2 207 (31.46%) Python
3 177 (26.90%) JavaScript
4 150 (22.80%) C#
5 116 (17.63%) SQL
6 65 (9.88%) C++
7 30 (4.56%) Kotlin
8 14 (2.13%) VBA
9 13 (1.98%) Java 8
9 13 (1.98%) Scala
10 12 (1.82%) R
11 10 (1.52%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.76%) Perl
13 5 (0.76%) PHP
14 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.46%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.46%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (12.92%) Degree
2 44 (6.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.28%) Master's Degree
4 14 (2.13%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.22%) PhD
6 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.15%) CCIE
7 1 (0.15%) CCNP
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.93%) QA
2 17 (2.58%) MiFID
3 12 (1.82%) EMIR
4 10 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.91%) UCITS
6 4 (0.61%) ISO 20022
6 4 (0.61%) SEPA
7 2 (0.30%) Basel II
7 2 (0.30%) Basel III
7 2 (0.30%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (5.47%) Docker
2 8 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (3.19%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.82%) Terraform
3 10 (1.52%) Puppet
4 2 (0.30%) Grafana
4 2 (0.30%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) Ansible
5 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 96 (14.59%) Google
2 74 (11.25%) Charles River
3 72 (10.94%) Calypso
4 70 (10.64%) SimCorp
5 69 (10.49%) GoldenSource
6 25 (3.80%) Bloomberg
7 22 (3.34%) Oracle
8 14 (2.13%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.52%) Microsoft
9 10 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.37%) Reuters
11 8 (1.22%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.06%) Murex
13 6 (0.91%) ION Trading
14 5 (0.76%) Fidessa
14 5 (0.76%) IBM
14 5 (0.76%) Remedy
14 5 (0.76%) Sybase
15 4 (0.61%) Refinitiv
15 4 (0.61%) Tableau