Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 194 193
Rank change year-on-year +76 -1 -76
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 557 1,011 1,287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.82% 1.85% 1.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.63% 4.44% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 557 885 1,082
Median annual salary £105,000 £87,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +20.69% -9.38%
10th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £148,500 £132,500 £117,500
England median annual salary £105,000 £85,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +23.53% +17.24% -4.92%

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 8,400 22,783 28,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 42.57% 41.71% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 6,955 17,722 22,268
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +72 66 £80,000 - 42
West London +65 2 £47,500 -13.64% 3
South London - 2 £115,000 -
East London - 2 £80,000 - 3
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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).

1 453 (81.33%) Finance
2 378 (67.86%) Front Office
3 355 (63.73%) Fixed Income
4 346 (62.12%) Equities
5 316 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
6 304 (54.58%) Hedge funds
7 295 (52.96%) AWS
8 292 (52.42%) Java
9 285 (51.17%) Python
10 284 (50.99%) Derivative
11 265 (47.58%) Asset Management
11 265 (47.58%) Web Services
12 260 (46.68%) Software Engineering
13 221 (39.68%) JavaScript
14 216 (38.78%) React
15 207 (37.16%) AngularJS
16 180 (32.32%) Investment Management
17 177 (31.78%) Vue.js
17 177 (31.78%) SQL
18 149 (26.75%) C#
19 143 (25.67%) Banking
20 120 (21.54%) Fintech
21 117 (21.01%) Kotlin
22 109 (19.57%) Investment Banking
22 109 (19.57%) .NET
23 106 (19.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
23 106 (19.03%) Serverless
24 104 (18.67%) AWS Lambda
25 103 (18.49%) Amazon EC2
25 103 (18.49%) Amazon S3

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 19 (3.41%) Apache
2 10 (1.80%) IIS
3 7 (1.26%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.90%) Confluence
4 5 (0.90%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.18%) InVision
Business Applications
1 42 (7.54%) Markit EDM
2 41 (7.36%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.72%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.36%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.36%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 295 (52.96%) AWS
2 106 (19.03%) Serverless
3 104 (18.67%) AWS Lambda
4 103 (18.49%) Amazon EC2
4 103 (18.49%) Amazon S3
5 58 (10.41%) Azure
6 49 (8.80%) GCP
7 10 (1.80%) SaaS
8 7 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.36%) Trello
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.18%) GitHub
10 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (0.36%) CHAP
3 1 (0.18%) HTTP
3 1 (0.18%) NAS
3 1 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (19.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 36 (6.46%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.41%) Apache Ignite
4 14 (2.51%) Redis
5 11 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.62%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.44%) Data Lake
8 8 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.26%) Flink
10 6 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.90%) DB2
11 5 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.90%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (0.72%) OLAP
12 4 (0.72%) OLTP
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (0.72%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.80%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.80%) Maven
3 9 (1.62%) JIRA
4 8 (1.44%) GitLab
5 5 (0.90%) Ant
5 5 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.72%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (0.72%) ERwin
6 4 (0.72%) Moq
6 4 (0.72%) MSTest
6 4 (0.72%) NSubstitute
6 4 (0.72%) NUnit
6 4 (0.72%) PowerDesigner
6 4 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.54%) PyCharm
7 3 (0.54%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.54%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
General
1 453 (81.33%) Finance
2 378 (67.86%) Front Office
3 143 (25.67%) Banking
4 109 (19.57%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.33%) Back Office
6 12 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.97%) Advertising
8 10 (1.80%) Law
9 9 (1.62%) Retail
10 8 (1.44%) French Language
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Marketing
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 320 (57.45%) Developer
2 197 (35.37%) Software Engineer
3 145 (26.03%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 108 (19.39%) Python Developer
5 91 (16.34%) Python Engineer
6 85 (15.26%) Architect
7 83 (14.90%) Python Software Engineer
8 80 (14.36%) Java Developer
9 76 (13.64%) JavaScript Developer
10 58 (10.41%) AWS Engineer
10 58 (10.41%) JavaScript Engineer
11 46 (8.26%) .NET Software Engineer
11 46 (8.26%) AWS Software Engineer
12 44 (7.90%) Lead Developer
13 41 (7.36%) Enterprise Architect
14 39 (7.00%) .NET Architect
15 38 (6.82%) AWS Architect
16 37 (6.64%) Lead Software Developer
16 37 (6.64%) Lead Software Engineer
16 37 (6.64%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (47.58%) Web Services
2 216 (38.78%) React
3 207 (37.16%) AngularJS
4 177 (31.78%) Vue.js
5 109 (19.57%) .NET
6 78 (14.00%) .NET Core
7 54 (9.69%) ASP.NET
8 48 (8.62%) ASP.NET Core
9 47 (8.44%) Node.js
10 27 (4.85%) Kafka
11 16 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
11 16 (2.87%) Redux
11 16 (2.87%) Spring
12 15 (2.69%) Spring Boot
13 14 (2.51%) J2SE
14 12 (2.15%) HTML
15 10 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (1.62%) HTML5
17 8 (1.44%) REST
17 8 (1.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 355 (63.73%) Fixed Income
2 346 (62.12%) Equities
3 304 (54.58%) Hedge funds
4 284 (50.99%) Derivative
5 54 (9.69%) Reference Data
6 39 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (6.46%) Credit Derivative
8 24 (4.31%) Market Risk
9 21 (3.77%) User Experience
10 20 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (3.05%) Algorithms
11 17 (3.05%) Blog
12 16 (2.87%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.80%) Exotic Derivative
14 9 (1.62%) Contract for Difference
14 9 (1.62%) Management Information System
15 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
15 7 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (1.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.67%) Linux
2 21 (3.77%) Windows
3 15 (2.69%) Unix
4 13 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.54%) CentOS
5 3 (0.54%) Debian
5 3 (0.54%) Solaris
5 3 (0.54%) SUSE
5 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.54%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) Fedora
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (47.58%) Asset Management
3 260 (46.68%) Software Engineering
4 180 (32.32%) Investment Management
5 120 (21.54%) Fintech
6 69 (12.39%) Microservices
7 67 (12.03%) Migration
8 60 (10.77%) Low Latency
9 59 (10.59%) Analytics
10 57 (10.23%) Machine Learning
11 51 (9.16%) Electronic Trading
12 50 (8.98%) Artificial Intelligence
13 49 (8.80%) Portfolio Management
14 48 (8.62%) Architectural Design
14 48 (8.62%) Multithreading
15 47 (8.44%) Computer Science
16 45 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (7.90%) Mathematics
18 36 (6.46%) SDLC
19 28 (5.03%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 292 (52.42%) Java
2 285 (51.17%) Python
3 221 (39.68%) JavaScript
4 177 (31.78%) SQL
5 149 (26.75%) C#
6 117 (21.01%) Kotlin
7 88 (15.80%) TypeScript
8 69 (12.39%) C++
9 37 (6.64%) Scala
10 19 (3.41%) Clojure
11 15 (2.69%) Java 8
12 11 (1.97%) PHP
13 10 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.44%) C
14 8 (1.44%) Perl
14 8 (1.44%) R
14 8 (1.44%) VBA
15 4 (0.72%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (10.05%) Degree
2 21 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.51%) Master's Degree
4 12 (2.15%) PhD
5 4 (0.72%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.36%) ISEB
6 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.18%) MOS
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.49%) QA
2 13 (2.33%) EMIR
2 13 (2.33%) MiFID
3 10 (1.80%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.54%) UCITS
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.36%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) SEPA
7 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 16 (2.87%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (3.41%) Terraform
2 10 (1.80%) Puppet
3 7 (1.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.18%) Ansible
4 1 (0.18%) Grafana
Vendors
1 43 (7.72%) Calypso
2 42 (7.54%) GoldenSource
3 41 (7.36%) Charles River
3 41 (7.36%) SimCorp
4 27 (4.85%) Google
5 17 (3.05%) Bloomberg
5 17 (3.05%) Oracle
6 10 (1.80%) Solace
7 9 (1.62%) Reuters
8 8 (1.44%) TIBCO
9 7 (1.26%) IBM
9 7 (1.26%) Microsoft
10 5 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.90%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.72%) FXall
12 3 (0.54%) CQG
12 3 (0.54%) ION Trading
12 3 (0.54%) Refinitiv
12 3 (0.54%) Tableau