Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 179 225
Rank change year-on-year +6 +46 -6
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 989 1,221 1,133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.08% 1.99% 1.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.02% 4.81% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 835 960 934
Median annual salary £90,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £47,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £142,500 £110,000 £120,000
England median annual salary £90,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -3.45% -

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 19,716 25,368 29,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.40% 41.35% 42.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15,230 19,824 23,684
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in London over the 6 months to 8 April 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 8 April 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 +20 198 £82,500 +10.00% 21
South London - 4 £66,500 -
East London +4 3 £120,000 +100.00% 1
West London +7 2 £84,000 +20.00% 4
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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).

1 698 (70.58%) Finance
2 509 (51.47%) Front Office
3 507 (51.26%) Fixed Income
4 466 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
5 455 (46.01%) Equities
6 449 (45.40%) Java
7 432 (43.68%) Derivative
8 334 (33.77%) Hedge funds
9 332 (33.57%) Banking
10 331 (33.47%) AWS
11 318 (32.15%) Asset Management
12 309 (31.24%) Python
13 287 (29.02%) Software Engineering
14 275 (27.81%) Web Services
15 246 (24.87%) Investment Management
16 244 (24.67%) Investment Banking
17 243 (24.57%) JavaScript
18 224 (22.65%) SQL
19 200 (20.22%) AngularJS
20 196 (19.82%) Azure
21 193 (19.51%) React
22 192 (19.41%) DevOps
23 186 (18.81%) GCP
23 186 (18.81%) Business Analysis
24 171 (17.29%) Decision-Making
25 133 (13.45%) Portfolio Management
26 130 (13.14%) Analytics
26 130 (13.14%) Vue.js
27 129 (13.04%) C#
28 120 (12.13%) Low Latency

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 11 (1.11%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.01%) CMS
3 7 (0.71%) Apache
3 7 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.51%) SAS
6 3 (0.30%) Confluence
7 2 (0.20%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.10%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.10%) Mule
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.10%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.10%) SmartSockets
8 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.40%) InVision
3 4 (0.40%) Sketch
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 69 (6.98%) Markit EDM
2 62 (6.27%) thinkFolio
3 51 (5.16%) Front Arena
4 37 (3.74%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.40%) Eikon
6 4 (0.40%) LatentZero
6 4 (0.40%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 331 (33.47%) AWS
2 196 (19.82%) Azure
3 186 (18.81%) GCP
4 36 (3.64%) Amazon ECS
4 36 (3.64%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (1.52%) Serverless
6 14 (1.42%) SaaS
7 10 (1.01%) Power Platform
8 9 (0.91%) Amazon EKS
9 6 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.61%) AWS Fargate
9 6 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.40%) Office 365
11 3 (0.30%) Heroku
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.10%) Apigee
13 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.91%) Calico
2 8 (0.81%) FIX Connectivity
3 7 (0.71%) Firewall
4 4 (0.40%) PuTTY
4 4 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.40%) WinSCP
5 3 (0.30%) Multicast
6 2 (0.20%) CHAP
6 2 (0.20%) DHCP
6 2 (0.20%) DNS
6 2 (0.20%) LAN
6 2 (0.20%) VPN
6 2 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.10%) FTP
7 1 (0.10%) Intranet
7 1 (0.10%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.74%) Amazon Athena
3 34 (3.44%) NoSQL
4 32 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
5 23 (2.33%) Big Data
6 19 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.11%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.01%) MySQL
11 10 (1.01%) Power BI
11 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.91%) CouchDB
12 9 (0.91%) OLAP
12 9 (0.91%) OLTP
12 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.91%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.91%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 96 (9.71%) RStudio
2 40 (4.04%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 30 (3.03%) JIRA
4 21 (2.12%) Maven
5 20 (2.02%) Selenium
6 12 (1.21%) JUnit
7 11 (1.11%) Subversion
8 9 (0.91%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.91%) ERwin
8 9 (0.91%) PowerDesigner
8 9 (0.91%) WebDriver
8 9 (0.91%) Zephyr
9 7 (0.71%) GitLab
9 7 (0.71%) Mocha
9 7 (0.71%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.71%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.71%) webpack
10 6 (0.61%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.61%) Robot Framework
General
1 698 (70.58%) Finance
2 509 (51.47%) Front Office
3 332 (33.57%) Banking
4 244 (24.67%) Investment Banking
5 49 (4.95%) Back Office
6 12 (1.21%) Retail
7 11 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.01%) Legal
9 8 (0.81%) Advertising
9 8 (0.81%) German Language
9 8 (0.81%) Marketing
10 7 (0.71%) French Language
11 6 (0.61%) Italian Language
11 6 (0.61%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.40%) Electronics
12 4 (0.40%) Games
12 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.30%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) International Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 481 (48.63%) Developer
2 223 (22.55%) Java Developer
3 119 (12.03%) Analyst
4 117 (11.83%) Front Office Developer
5 97 (9.81%) Python Developer
6 96 (9.71%) Software Engineer
7 91 (9.20%) Architect
8 90 (9.10%) AWS Developer
9 89 (9.00%) AWS Engineer
10 86 (8.70%) Senior Developer
11 58 (5.86%) Java Engineer
12 56 (5.66%) Business Analyst
13 51 (5.16%) Quantitative Developer
14 49 (4.95%) Python Engineer
15 47 (4.75%) C# Developer
16 44 (4.45%) AWS Software Engineer
16 44 (4.45%) Senior Java Developer
17 42 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
18 41 (4.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 41 (4.15%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (27.81%) Web Services
2 200 (20.22%) AngularJS
3 193 (19.51%) React
4 130 (13.14%) Vue.js
5 112 (11.32%) J2EE
6 106 (10.72%) Node.js
7 61 (6.17%) FIX Protocol
8 55 (5.56%) .NET
9 39 (3.94%) Kafka
10 37 (3.74%) Redux
11 36 (3.64%) HTML
12 35 (3.54%) WCF
13 27 (2.73%) XML
14 24 (2.43%) .NET Core
15 22 (2.22%) HTML5
16 20 (2.02%) CSS
17 16 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
18 14 (1.42%) ASP.NET
18 14 (1.42%) JMS
18 14 (1.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 507 (51.26%) Fixed Income
2 455 (46.01%) Equities
3 432 (43.68%) Derivative
4 334 (33.77%) Hedge funds
5 64 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
6 60 (6.07%) Algorithms
7 54 (5.46%) Reference Data
8 52 (5.26%) Blog
9 48 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
10 46 (4.65%) Data Structures
11 41 (4.15%) Equity Derivative
12 32 (3.24%) Market Risk
13 31 (3.13%) OTC Derivatives
13 31 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
14 26 (2.63%) Exotic Derivative
15 25 (2.53%) Credit Risk
16 22 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (2.02%) User Experience
18 16 (1.62%) Management Information System
19 11 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 53 (5.36%) Linux
2 42 (4.25%) Unix
3 28 (2.83%) Windows
4 7 (0.71%) Solaris
5 6 (0.61%) Android
5 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (32.15%) Asset Management
3 287 (29.02%) Software Engineering
4 246 (24.87%) Investment Management
5 192 (19.41%) DevOps
6 186 (18.81%) Business Analysis
7 171 (17.29%) Decision-Making
8 133 (13.45%) Portfolio Management
9 130 (13.14%) Analytics
10 120 (12.13%) Low Latency
11 116 (11.73%) Computer Science
12 104 (10.52%) Multithreading
13 100 (10.11%) Electronic Trading
14 97 (9.81%) Stakeholder Management
15 96 (9.71%) Front End Development
16 89 (9.00%) Microservices
17 85 (8.59%) Fintech
18 74 (7.48%) Project Delivery
19 71 (7.18%) Mathematics
19 71 (7.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 449 (45.40%) Java
2 309 (31.24%) Python
3 243 (24.57%) JavaScript
4 224 (22.65%) SQL
5 129 (13.04%) C#
6 76 (7.68%) C++
7 68 (6.88%) R
8 35 (3.54%) Kotlin
9 24 (2.43%) Java 8
9 24 (2.43%) VBA
10 22 (2.22%) MATLAB
11 12 (1.21%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.21%) PHP
12 9 (0.91%) Perl
12 9 (0.91%) Ruby
12 9 (0.91%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.71%) C
13 7 (0.71%) Haskell
13 7 (0.71%) Scala
13 7 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (10.52%) Degree
2 49 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.72%) Master's Degree
4 15 (1.52%) AWS Certification
5 10 (1.01%) PhD
6 8 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.10%) CCIE
7 1 (0.10%) CCNP
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.97%) QA
2 21 (2.12%) MiFID
3 17 (1.72%) EMIR
4 13 (1.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.61%) SLA
7 4 (0.40%) Basel III
8 3 (0.30%) PMO
8 3 (0.30%) UCITS
9 2 (0.20%) Basel II
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.20%) SEPA
10 1 (0.10%) FATCA
System Software
1 78 (7.89%) Docker
2 5 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (3.94%) Terraform
2 37 (3.74%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.91%) Grafana
4 9 (0.91%) Prometheus
5 7 (0.71%) Ansible
6 6 (0.61%) SCCM
7 3 (0.30%) Control-M
7 3 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 117 (11.83%) Google
2 100 (10.11%) Charles River
3 97 (9.81%) Calypso
4 92 (9.30%) SimCorp
5 59 (5.97%) Murex
6 53 (5.36%) Bloomberg
7 45 (4.55%) Fidessa
8 37 (3.74%) GoldenSource
9 36 (3.64%) Oracle
10 31 (3.13%) ION Trading
11 25 (2.53%) Eze Software Group
12 24 (2.43%) TIBCO
13 23 (2.33%) FIS
13 23 (2.33%) Linedata
14 17 (1.72%) Microsoft
15 16 (1.62%) IBM
16 13 (1.31%) Eze Castle Integration
16 13 (1.31%) Tableau
17 12 (1.21%) Reuters
18 9 (0.91%) HP