Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 127 213
Rank change year-on-year -65 +86 -52
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,325 1,969 1,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.91% 2.66% 1.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.93% 5.37% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 835 1,061
London median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £45,600 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £116,250 £112,500
England median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%

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 33,710 36,658 38,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.59% 49.52% 47.74%
Number of salaries quoted 26,076 26,811 32,957
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 +26 298 £72,500 -9.38% 50
East London +28 26 £60,000 -33.33% 7
West London +7 2 £105,000 +82.61% 4
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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).

1 955 (72.08%) Finance
2 592 (44.68%) Equities
3 578 (43.62%) Front Office
4 573 (43.25%) SQL
5 545 (41.13%) Derivative
6 538 (40.60%) Fixed Income
7 457 (34.49%) Banking
8 451 (34.04%) Java
9 388 (29.28%) Degree
10 369 (27.85%) C#
11 309 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
12 284 (21.43%) Asset Management
13 278 (20.98%) Python
14 253 (19.09%) Investment Banking
15 248 (18.72%) C++
16 235 (17.74%) Hedge funds
17 220 (16.60%) Linux
18 215 (16.23%) Fintech
19 212 (16.00%) FIX Protocol
20 204 (15.40%) .NET
21 193 (14.57%) SQL Server
22 187 (14.11%) Software Engineering
22 187 (14.11%) Investment Management
23 168 (12.68%) Mathematics
24 158 (11.92%) Multithreading
24 158 (11.92%) Low Latency
25 156 (11.77%) Continuous Integration
25 156 (11.77%) Unix
26 155 (11.70%) Computer Science
27 142 (10.72%) thinkFolio

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 56 (4.23%) Apache
2 43 (3.25%) Tomcat
3 24 (1.81%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
5 20 (1.51%) Confluence
6 12 (0.91%) Ethereum
7 10 (0.75%) IIS
8 8 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.38%) GemFire
10 4 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.23%) JBoss
12 2 (0.15%) CMS
12 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.075%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.075%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.075%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.075%) Tornado
Applications
1 71 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 142 (10.72%) thinkFolio
2 95 (7.17%) Front Arena
3 81 (6.11%) Markit EDM
4 53 (4.00%) Eagle PACE
5 24 (1.81%) Bloomberg AIM
6 12 (0.91%) MetaTrader
6 12 (0.91%) Ripple
7 9 (0.68%) SunGard GMI
8 8 (0.60%) Summit
9 5 (0.38%) Kondor
10 4 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.30%) Workfront
11 3 (0.23%) Endur
11 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 2 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
12 2 (0.15%) RMDS
12 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
13 1 (0.075%) FLEXCUBE
13 1 (0.075%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 88 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.04%) SaaS
4 12 (0.91%) Office 365
5 10 (0.75%) GitHub
6 6 (0.45%) Serverless
7 4 (0.30%) Azure Functions
7 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.30%) PaaS
8 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.23%) G Suite
8 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.15%) npm
9 2 (0.15%) NuGet
9 2 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.34%) FIX Connectivity
2 19 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.13%) DNS
4 14 (1.06%) DHCP
5 13 (0.98%) VPN
6 12 (0.91%) LAN
7 11 (0.83%) Firewall
7 11 (0.83%) Internet
7 11 (0.83%) WAN
8 10 (0.75%) Broadband
8 10 (0.75%) Intranet
9 7 (0.53%) FTP
10 4 (0.30%) HTTP
10 4 (0.30%) Multicast
11 3 (0.23%) SMS
11 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.15%) NAS
12 2 (0.15%) SAN
13 1 (0.075%) 3G
13 1 (0.075%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (3.77%) Big Data
4 40 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 34 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (2.34%) Blockchain
7 31 (2.34%) Hadoop
8 29 (2.19%) MySQL
9 24 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
10 21 (1.58%) KDB
11 16 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.13%) MongoDB
13 14 (1.06%) DB2
13 14 (1.06%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.91%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.75%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 87 (6.57%) TeamCity
2 83 (6.26%) Git (software)
3 75 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 75 (5.66%) Jenkins
4 67 (5.06%) Maven
5 63 (4.75%) JIRA
6 38 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 37 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
8 34 (2.57%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.26%) Selenium
10 29 (2.19%) Gradle
11 27 (2.04%) MSBuild
12 25 (1.89%) Subversion
13 21 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.06%) Eclipse
14 14 (1.06%) JUnit
15 10 (0.75%) IntelliJ
15 10 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (0.75%) Toad
16 9 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 955 (72.08%) Finance
2 578 (43.62%) Front Office
3 457 (34.49%) Banking
4 253 (19.09%) Investment Banking
5 109 (8.23%) Back Office
6 68 (5.13%) Financial Institution
7 44 (3.32%) Italian Language
8 43 (3.25%) French Language
8 43 (3.25%) German Language
9 23 (1.74%) Advertising
10 18 (1.36%) Games
11 16 (1.21%) Legal
11 16 (1.21%) Marketing
12 10 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (0.60%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.53%) Retail
15 3 (0.23%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.075%) Electronics
17 1 (0.075%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 589 (44.45%) Developer
2 302 (22.79%) Analyst
3 195 (14.72%) Java Developer
4 110 (8.30%) Applications Support
4 110 (8.30%) Business Analyst
5 108 (8.15%) C# Developer
6 74 (5.58%) C++ Developer
7 71 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 67 (5.06%) Consultant
9 66 (4.98%) Support Analyst
10 63 (4.75%) Support Engineer
11 61 (4.60%) Banking Analyst
12 60 (4.53%) Front Office Developer
13 56 (4.23%) Quantitative Developer
14 54 (4.08%) .NET Developer
14 54 (4.08%) Python Developer
15 46 (3.47%) Financial Analyst
16 45 (3.40%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 43 (3.25%) Business Consultant
17 43 (3.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (16.00%) FIX Protocol
2 204 (15.40%) .NET
3 92 (6.94%) React
4 81 (6.11%) HTML
5 80 (6.04%) WPF
6 68 (5.13%) AngularJS
7 65 (4.91%) Web Services
8 63 (4.75%) HTML5
9 55 (4.15%) .NET Framework
10 53 (4.00%) WCF
11 49 (3.70%) ASP.NET
12 47 (3.55%) Middleware
13 46 (3.47%) Spring
14 45 (3.40%) J2SE
15 41 (3.09%) J2EE
15 41 (3.09%) RESTful
16 39 (2.94%) XML
17 29 (2.19%) CSS
18 25 (1.89%) REST
19 24 (1.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 592 (44.68%) Equities
2 545 (41.13%) Derivative
3 538 (40.60%) Fixed Income
4 235 (17.74%) Hedge funds
5 215 (16.23%) Fintech
6 155 (11.70%) Computer Science
7 115 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
8 81 (6.11%) Exotic Derivative
9 64 (4.83%) OTC Derivatives
10 60 (4.53%) Credit Derivative
11 58 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
12 46 (3.47%) Market Risk
13 41 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
14 39 (2.94%) Algorithms
15 36 (2.72%) Equity Derivative
16 31 (2.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 30 (2.26%) Management Information System
17 30 (2.26%) Mobile App
17 30 (2.26%) Virtual Team
18 28 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 220 (16.60%) Linux
2 156 (11.77%) Unix
3 95 (7.17%) Windows
4 13 (0.98%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.91%) Android
5 12 (0.91%) Solaris
6 9 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.38%) Fedora
8 5 (0.38%) SUSE
8 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.15%) CentOS
10 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (21.43%) Asset Management
3 187 (14.11%) Investment Management
3 187 (14.11%) Software Engineering
4 168 (12.68%) Mathematics
5 158 (11.92%) Low Latency
5 158 (11.92%) Multithreading
6 156 (11.77%) Continuous Integration
7 140 (10.57%) Risk Management
8 129 (9.74%) DevOps
8 129 (9.74%) Electronic Trading
9 127 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
10 117 (8.83%) TDD
11 109 (8.23%) Algorithmic Trading
12 104 (7.85%) Analytics
13 96 (7.25%) OO
14 94 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
15 91 (6.87%) Microservices
16 88 (6.64%) Business Analysis
17 79 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 573 (43.25%) SQL
2 451 (34.04%) Java
3 369 (27.85%) C#
4 278 (20.98%) Python
5 248 (18.72%) C++
6 109 (8.23%) JavaScript
7 95 (7.17%) Perl
8 82 (6.19%) Bash Shell
9 68 (5.13%) Ruby
10 66 (4.98%) Korn
11 65 (4.91%) Java 8
12 62 (4.68%) T-SQL
13 51 (3.85%) VBA
14 49 (3.70%) Bourne shell
15 48 (3.62%) Scala
16 46 (3.47%) PowerShell
17 38 (2.87%) R
18 31 (2.34%) MATLAB
18 31 (2.34%) PL/SQL
19 29 (2.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 388 (29.28%) Degree
2 54 (4.08%) Numerate Degree
3 44 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 40 (3.02%) Master's Degree
5 27 (2.04%) PhD
6 23 (1.74%) ISEB
7 6 (0.45%) CFA
8 5 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.23%) CISSP
10 2 (0.15%) ACCA
10 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.075%) CCNP
11 1 (0.075%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.075%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.075%) MBA
11 1 (0.075%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.23%) QA
2 50 (3.77%) MiFID
3 19 (1.43%) EMIR
4 9 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.53%) FATCA
6 7 (0.53%) PMO
7 5 (0.38%) GDPR
8 4 (0.30%) SLA
9 3 (0.23%) Basel III
9 3 (0.23%) IFRS
9 3 (0.23%) SEPA
10 2 (0.15%) GCP
10 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.075%) Basel II
11 1 (0.075%) PSD2
System Software
1 51 (3.85%) Docker
2 13 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.75%) Terminal Server
4 9 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (2.11%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.58%) Automic
2 21 (1.58%) Dollar Universe
3 15 (1.13%) Terraform
4 13 (0.98%) Control-M
5 9 (0.68%) SCCM
6 7 (0.53%) Ansible
7 6 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.30%) Ganglia
10 3 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.15%) Puppet
12 1 (0.075%) Apache Shiro
12 1 (0.075%) Consul
12 1 (0.075%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.075%) Grafana
12 1 (0.075%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 138 (10.42%) Oracle
2 132 (9.96%) Calypso
3 105 (7.92%) Bloomberg
3 105 (7.92%) Charles River
4 103 (7.77%) FXall
5 94 (7.09%) SimCorp
6 67 (5.06%) Reuters
7 65 (4.91%) Tradeweb
8 60 (4.53%) Microsoft
8 60 (4.53%) Murex
9 52 (3.92%) MarketAxess
10 43 (3.25%) TIBCO
11 36 (2.72%) Sybase
12 24 (1.81%) Citrix
12 24 (1.81%) Google
13 21 (1.58%) StreamBase
14 19 (1.43%) Zend
15 17 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
16 14 (1.06%) Fidessa
17 13 (0.98%) Tableau