Period
to 23 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 174 168
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +35
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,067 1,251 1,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.08% 1.98% 2.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.03% 4.72% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 917 995 830
London median annual salary £90,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £56,250 £46,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £142,500 £110,000 £116,250
England median annual salary £90,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% -

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 21,221 26,482 30,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.44% 41.97% 43.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16,557 20,679 23,438
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £98,750 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in London.

Salary trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Central London -70 141 £81,250 +16.07% 32
East London 0 2 £120,000 +71.43% 1
South London - 2 £65,000 - 1
West London +22 1 £75,000 +3.45% 11
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 771 (72.26%) Finance
2 639 (59.89%) Front Office
3 604 (56.61%) Fixed Income
4 592 (55.48%) Equities
5 576 (53.98%) Java
6 569 (53.33%) Derivative
7 478 (44.80%) Asset Management
8 474 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
9 412 (38.61%) Python
10 359 (33.65%) Software Engineering
11 358 (33.55%) AWS
12 329 (30.83%) Web Services
13 322 (30.18%) SQL
14 310 (29.05%) Hedge funds
15 309 (28.96%) Banking
16 255 (23.90%) Investment Management
17 237 (22.21%) JavaScript
18 229 (21.46%) J2EE
19 216 (20.24%) Analytics
20 193 (18.09%) Microservices
21 189 (17.71%) C#
22 188 (17.62%) Investment Banking
23 185 (17.34%) R
24 146 (13.68%) Business Analysis
25 141 (13.21%) Quantitative Analysis
25 141 (13.21%) AngularJS
26 138 (12.93%) Azure
27 137 (12.84%) thinkFolio
28 132 (12.37%) React
29 131 (12.28%) GCP

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 22 (2.06%) Apache
1 22 (2.06%) Tomcat
2 14 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (0.94%) Apache Spark
4 9 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.47%) CMS
6 4 (0.37%) SAS
7 2 (0.19%) Confluence
8 1 (0.094%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.094%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.094%) Mule
8 1 (0.094%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.094%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.094%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.094%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.094%) SmartSockets
Applications
1 21 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.37%) InVision
3 4 (0.37%) Sketch
4 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.19%) Houdini
5 2 (0.19%) Maya
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 137 (12.84%) thinkFolio
2 84 (7.87%) Front Arena
3 67 (6.28%) Markit EDM
4 29 (2.72%) LatentZero
5 28 (2.62%) FINCAD Analytics
6 7 (0.66%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.47%) PolarLake
8 4 (0.37%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.28%) Eikon
10 2 (0.19%) Endur
10 2 (0.19%) Summit
11 1 (0.094%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 1 (0.094%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 358 (33.55%) AWS
2 138 (12.93%) Azure
3 131 (12.28%) GCP
4 93 (8.72%) Amazon SQS
5 64 (6.00%) Amazon S3
6 57 (5.34%) Amazon ECS
7 55 (5.15%) Serverless
8 51 (4.78%) AWS Lambda
8 51 (4.78%) SaaS
9 28 (2.62%) AWS Fargate
10 27 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.03%) AWS Step Functions
12 8 (0.75%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.47%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.37%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.19%) GitHub
16 1 (0.094%) Amazon Kinesis
16 1 (0.094%) Apigee
16 1 (0.094%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.47%) Calico
1 5 (0.47%) FIX Connectivity
1 5 (0.47%) LAN
1 5 (0.47%) WAN
2 4 (0.37%) Firewall
2 4 (0.37%) WinSCP
3 3 (0.28%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.19%) RIP
5 1 (0.094%) BGP
5 1 (0.094%) FTP
5 1 (0.094%) Internet
5 1 (0.094%) Intranet
5 1 (0.094%) MPLS
5 1 (0.094%) Multicast
5 1 (0.094%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.094%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.09%) Amazon Athena
3 42 (3.94%) NoSQL
4 40 (3.75%) Big Data
5 36 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
6 33 (3.09%) Amazon Aurora
7 32 (3.00%) Amazon Redshift
8 31 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.75%) Power BI
11 8 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.66%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.56%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.56%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.56%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.47%) Blockchain
14 5 (0.47%) MySQL
15 4 (0.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 105 (9.84%) RStudio
2 59 (5.53%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.06%) GitLab
4 20 (1.87%) JIRA
5 14 (1.31%) Maven
6 12 (1.12%) JUnit
7 11 (1.03%) Selenium
8 9 (0.84%) Zephyr
9 8 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.56%) Subversion
11 5 (0.47%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.37%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.37%) Gradle
12 4 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.28%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.28%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.28%) webpack
General
1 771 (72.26%) Finance
2 639 (59.89%) Front Office
3 309 (28.96%) Banking
4 188 (17.62%) Investment Banking
5 41 (3.84%) Back Office
6 38 (3.56%) French Language
7 37 (3.47%) German Language
8 36 (3.37%) Italian Language
8 36 (3.37%) Spanish Language
9 19 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.31%) Dutch Language
11 11 (1.03%) Advertising
12 10 (0.94%) Retail
13 5 (0.47%) Marketing
13 5 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.37%) Electronics
14 4 (0.37%) Games
14 4 (0.37%) Legal
15 3 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
16 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 506 (47.42%) Developer
2 266 (24.93%) Java Developer
3 147 (13.78%) Senior Developer
4 124 (11.62%) Analyst
5 109 (10.22%) Quantitative Developer
6 101 (9.47%) Software Engineer
7 100 (9.37%) Python Developer
8 97 (9.09%) Front Office Developer
9 95 (8.90%) Senior Java Developer
10 72 (6.75%) Business Analyst
11 65 (6.09%) Finance Manager
12 60 (5.62%) AWS Developer
13 59 (5.53%) Java Engineer
14 58 (5.44%) Senior Quantitative Developer
15 56 (5.25%) C# Developer
16 55 (5.15%) Architect
17 52 (4.87%) Java Software Engineer
18 51 (4.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 50 (4.69%) AWS Engineer
19 50 (4.69%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (30.83%) Web Services
2 229 (21.46%) J2EE
3 141 (13.21%) AngularJS
4 132 (12.37%) React
5 84 (7.87%) Node.js
6 70 (6.56%) FIX Protocol
7 56 (5.25%) .NET
8 54 (5.06%) Vue.js
9 42 (3.94%) Pandas
10 39 (3.66%) NumPy
10 39 (3.66%) SciPy
11 38 (3.56%) XML
12 37 (3.47%) Redux
13 36 (3.37%) J2SE
14 28 (2.62%) HTML
15 27 (2.53%) Lambda Expressions
15 27 (2.53%) WCF
16 25 (2.34%) Spring
17 21 (1.97%) .NET Core
17 21 (1.97%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 604 (56.61%) Fixed Income
2 592 (55.48%) Equities
3 569 (53.33%) Derivative
4 310 (29.05%) Hedge funds
5 81 (7.59%) Algorithms
6 63 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
7 61 (5.72%) Equity Derivative
7 61 (5.72%) Greenfield Project
8 56 (5.25%) Blog
9 54 (5.06%) Reference Data
10 53 (4.97%) Data Structures
11 27 (2.53%) Credit Risk
11 27 (2.53%) Exotic Derivative
12 24 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (2.16%) Market Risk
14 22 (2.06%) OTC Derivatives
15 16 (1.50%) Credit Derivative
16 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.84%) Grid Computing
16 9 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (4.59%) Linux
2 44 (4.12%) Unix
3 22 (2.06%) Windows
4 7 (0.66%) Solaris
5 4 (0.37%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.094%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (44.80%) Asset Management
2 474 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (33.65%) Software Engineering
4 255 (23.90%) Investment Management
5 216 (20.24%) Analytics
6 193 (18.09%) Microservices
7 146 (13.68%) Business Analysis
8 141 (13.21%) Quantitative Analysis
9 122 (11.43%) Mentoring
10 121 (11.34%) Low Latency
11 107 (10.03%) Decision-Making
12 102 (9.56%) Computer Science
13 87 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 84 (7.87%) Multithreading
15 81 (7.59%) Risk Management
16 79 (7.40%) DevOps
17 77 (7.22%) Fintech
18 75 (7.03%) Project Delivery
19 73 (6.84%) Electronic Trading
20 71 (6.65%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 576 (53.98%) Java
2 412 (38.61%) Python
3 322 (30.18%) SQL
4 237 (22.21%) JavaScript
5 189 (17.71%) C#
6 185 (17.34%) R
7 125 (11.72%) C++
8 51 (4.78%) Kotlin
9 35 (3.28%) Java 8
10 34 (3.19%) Perl
11 33 (3.09%) MATLAB
12 28 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.16%) Ruby
14 22 (2.06%) Bourne shell
14 22 (2.06%) Korn
15 20 (1.87%) VBA
16 12 (1.12%) Haskell
17 11 (1.03%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.75%) PHP
19 7 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (11.62%) Degree
2 31 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.31%) Master's Degree
4 13 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (1.12%) PhD
6 3 (0.28%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.094%) CCIE
7 1 (0.094%) CCNP
7 1 (0.094%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.094%) FFIEC
7 1 (0.094%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.094%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.00%) QA
2 26 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.69%) EMIR
4 15 (1.41%) MiFID
5 12 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.47%) PMO
7 4 (0.37%) SLA
8 2 (0.19%) SEPA
9 1 (0.094%) Basel II
9 1 (0.094%) Basel III
9 1 (0.094%) FATCA
9 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.094%) NIST
9 1 (0.094%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (6.94%) Docker
2 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (3.66%) Terraform
2 24 (2.25%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.75%) Ansible
5 5 (0.47%) Grafana
5 5 (0.47%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.28%) Control-M
7 3 (0.28%) Puppet
7 3 (0.28%) SCCM
8 1 (0.094%) Rancher
Vendors
1 126 (11.81%) Charles River
2 113 (10.59%) SimCorp
3 90 (8.43%) Calypso
4 87 (8.15%) Bloomberg
5 63 (5.90%) Murex
6 60 (5.62%) ION Trading
7 58 (5.44%) Google
7 58 (5.44%) Oracle
8 51 (4.78%) Fidessa
9 42 (3.94%) Eze Castle Integration
10 38 (3.56%) Eze Software Group
11 30 (2.81%) FIS
11 30 (2.81%) Linedata
12 23 (2.16%) Reuters
13 22 (2.06%) Microsoft
14 21 (1.97%) Tradeweb
15 20 (1.87%) FXall
15 20 (1.87%) MarketAxess
16 15 (1.41%) TIBCO
17 13 (1.22%) IBM