Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 200 147
Rank change year-on-year +83 -53 -3
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 2093 1264 2120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.77% 1.66% 2.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.62% 3.62% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 841 996 1758
London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £115,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -3.70%

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 37270 34870 42787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 49.35% 45.83% 47.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26646 29593 35075
London median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.46% +1.82%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -7 274 £75,000 +7.14% 32
West London -2 26 £75,000 +11.11% 3
East London -12 10 £72,500 -14.71% 2
South London +11 9 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 1681 (80.32%) Finance
2 1394 (66.60%) Banking
3 1233 (58.91%) Investment Banking
4 1015 (48.49%) Asset Management
5 1008 (48.16%) Wealth Management
6 986 (47.11%) Retail Banking
7 792 (37.84%) Derivative
8 737 (35.21%) Java
9 697 (33.30%) Front Office
10 614 (29.34%) Equities
11 598 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
12 582 (27.81%) Fixed Income
13 501 (23.94%) SQL
14 439 (20.97%) Low Latency
15 417 (19.92%) Analytical Skills
16 416 (19.88%) Linux
17 393 (18.78%) Multithreading
18 366 (17.49%) SDLC
19 346 (16.53%) Risk Management
20 328 (15.67%) Electronic Trading
21 326 (15.58%) Project Management
22 316 (15.10%) C++
23 250 (11.94%) Murex
24 244 (11.66%) C#
25 238 (11.37%) Degree
25 238 (11.37%) Business Analysis
26 228 (10.89%) FIX Protocol
27 227 (10.85%) Unix
28 216 (10.32%) Analytics
29 209 (9.99%) Test Automation

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
1 100 (4.78%) Apache
2 59 (2.82%) Confluence
3 49 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 46 (2.20%) DataSynapse
5 24 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
6 13 (0.62%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.33%) CMS
8 5 (0.24%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.19%) nginx
10 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.14%) IIS
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.096%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.096%) SAS
11 2 (0.096%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.048%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.048%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.048%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.048%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.048%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 138 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.14%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.096%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.048%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.048%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.048%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 74 (3.54%) ION MarketView
2 63 (3.01%) Actimize
3 22 (1.05%) MetaTrader
4 20 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.86%) SAP CO
5 18 (0.86%) SAP FI
5 18 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.29%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.24%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.19%) Endur
9 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.14%) Kondor
9 3 (0.14%) Summit
10 2 (0.096%) RMDS
11 1 (0.048%) Bloomberg AIM
11 1 (0.048%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.38%) Google Play
6 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.24%) iTunes
6 5 (0.24%) Yarn
7 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.19%) IaaS
7 4 (0.19%) Office 365
7 4 (0.19%) SaaS
8 3 (0.14%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.096%) Akamai
9 2 (0.096%) Cloudflare
9 2 (0.096%) Force.com
9 2 (0.096%) GitHub
9 2 (0.096%) npm
9 2 (0.096%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.15%) WAN
2 17 (0.81%) LAN
2 17 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.62%) FIX Connectivity
4 12 (0.57%) Firewall
5 11 (0.53%) DNS
5 11 (0.53%) Multicast
5 11 (0.53%) VPN
6 9 (0.43%) DHCP
6 9 (0.43%) NetScaler
6 9 (0.43%) tcpdump
7 8 (0.38%) BGP
7 8 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (0.38%) LDAP
7 8 (0.38%) MPLS
7 8 (0.38%) OSPF
7 8 (0.38%) Wireless
7 8 (0.38%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.33%) EIGRP
8 7 (0.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 41 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 38 (1.82%) RDBMS
5 37 (1.77%) KDB
6 23 (1.10%) MySQL
7 22 (1.05%) Blockchain
8 21 (1.00%) Big Data
9 17 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
13 6 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.24%) Kdb+
14 5 (0.24%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.19%) Data Mart
15 4 (0.19%) HBase
15 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
16 3 (0.14%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 193 (9.22%) JIRA
2 91 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 55 (2.63%) TeamCity
4 46 (2.20%) GCC
5 35 (1.67%) Maven
6 33 (1.58%) Jenkins
7 24 (1.15%) Selenium
8 21 (1.00%) SoapUI
9 20 (0.96%) Gradle
10 17 (0.81%) Subversion
11 15 (0.72%) Artifactory
11 15 (0.72%) GoogleTest
11 15 (0.72%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.62%) JUnit
13 11 (0.53%) Jasmine
14 10 (0.48%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.38%) Protractor
16 7 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.33%) FitNesse
16 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1681 (80.32%) Finance
2 1394 (66.60%) Banking
3 1233 (58.91%) Investment Banking
4 986 (47.11%) Retail Banking
5 697 (33.30%) Front Office
6 100 (4.78%) Back Office
7 44 (2.10%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.05%) Advertising
8 22 (1.05%) Retail
9 13 (0.62%) Publishing
10 12 (0.57%) Games
10 12 (0.57%) Legal
11 8 (0.38%) Marketing
12 7 (0.33%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.29%) International Banking
14 4 (0.19%) French Language
14 4 (0.19%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.14%) German Language
16 2 (0.096%) Billing
16 2 (0.096%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 885 (42.28%) Developer
2 531 (25.37%) Analyst
3 378 (18.06%) Java Developer
4 310 (14.81%) Business Analyst
5 182 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 144 (6.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 128 (6.12%) Support Analyst
8 107 (5.11%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 102 (4.87%) C# Developer
10 101 (4.83%) Quantitative Developer
11 99 (4.73%) Credit Analyst
12 93 (4.44%) Market Data Developer
13 90 (4.30%) Project Manager
14 86 (4.11%) C++ Developer
15 78 (3.73%) FX Support Analyst
16 70 (3.34%) IT Analyst
17 68 (3.25%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
18 67 (3.20%) IT Support
19 66 (3.15%) Project Leader
20 64 (3.06%) Murex Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (10.89%) FIX Protocol
2 106 (5.06%) HTML
3 94 (4.49%) .NET
3 94 (4.49%) React
4 92 (4.40%) HTML5
5 91 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 89 (4.25%) REST
7 76 (3.63%) JSON
8 64 (3.06%) CSS
9 59 (2.82%) Akka
10 51 (2.44%) Swing
11 48 (2.29%) WPF
12 47 (2.25%) WebSockets
13 46 (2.20%) CORBA
14 44 (2.10%) Spring MVC
15 42 (2.01%) CSS3
16 37 (1.77%) WCF
17 35 (1.67%) XML
18 30 (1.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 28 (1.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 792 (37.84%) Derivative
2 614 (29.34%) Equities
3 582 (27.81%) Fixed Income
4 417 (19.92%) Analytical Skills
5 203 (9.70%) Credit Risk
6 135 (6.45%) Fintech
7 122 (5.83%) OTC Derivatives
8 109 (5.21%) Market Risk
9 92 (4.40%) Equity Derivative
10 87 (4.16%) Eurex
11 82 (3.92%) Data Structures
12 74 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
13 73 (3.49%) Computer Science
14 65 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
15 60 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
16 58 (2.77%) Credit Derivative
17 53 (2.53%) Client/Server
18 47 (2.25%) Exotic Derivative
19 46 (2.20%) Algorithms
20 43 (2.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 416 (19.88%) Linux
2 227 (10.85%) Unix
3 152 (7.26%) Windows
4 28 (1.34%) Solaris
5 26 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.05%) Android
7 6 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.14%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.096%) CentOS
9 2 (0.096%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.096%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.048%) AIX
10 1 (0.048%) Debian
10 1 (0.048%) Fedora
10 1 (0.048%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.048%) VMS
10 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1015 (48.49%) Asset Management
2 1008 (48.16%) Wealth Management
3 598 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 439 (20.97%) Low Latency
5 393 (18.78%) Multithreading
6 366 (17.49%) SDLC
7 346 (16.53%) Risk Management
8 328 (15.67%) Electronic Trading
9 326 (15.58%) Project Management
10 238 (11.37%) Business Analysis
11 216 (10.32%) Analytics
12 209 (9.99%) Test Automation
13 172 (8.22%) Software Delivery
14 164 (7.84%) ITIL
15 162 (7.74%) Strategic Thinking
16 155 (7.41%) OO
17 151 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
18 147 (7.02%) Algorithmic Trading
18 147 (7.02%) TDD
19 137 (6.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 737 (35.21%) Java
2 501 (23.94%) SQL
3 316 (15.10%) C++
4 244 (11.66%) C#
5 189 (9.03%) Python
6 138 (6.59%) JavaScript
7 91 (4.35%) C
8 83 (3.97%) Shell Script
9 58 (2.77%) VBA
10 45 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 38 (1.82%) Perl
12 33 (1.58%) Scala
13 30 (1.43%) MATLAB
14 26 (1.24%) Bash Shell
15 24 (1.15%) PL/SQL
16 23 (1.10%) PHP
16 23 (1.10%) R
17 15 (0.72%) TypeScript
18 12 (0.57%) Apple Swift
18 12 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 238 (11.37%) Degree
2 28 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.00%) ISEB
4 19 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (0.76%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.62%) PhD
7 10 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.43%) CISSP
9 8 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.33%) CCIE
10 7 (0.33%) CCNP
11 3 (0.14%) CISA
11 3 (0.14%) CISM
11 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.096%) ACCA
12 2 (0.096%) CIMA
12 2 (0.096%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.096%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.096%) PMP
12 2 (0.096%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (7.55%) QA
2 95 (4.54%) Basel III
3 57 (2.72%) MiFID
4 19 (0.91%) EMIR
5 15 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.48%) FATCA
7 6 (0.29%) IFRS
8 5 (0.24%) PMO
8 5 (0.24%) SLA
9 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.096%) FINRA
11 2 (0.096%) GDPR
11 2 (0.096%) UCITS
12 1 (0.048%) PSD2
12 1 (0.048%) SEPA
12 1 (0.048%) TARGET2
System Software
1 12 (0.57%) Docker
2 6 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.14%) HDFS
4 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.096%) Corosync
5 2 (0.096%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.096%) NFS
5 2 (0.096%) PowerDNS
5 2 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.048%) ClearTrust
6 1 (0.048%) KVM
6 1 (0.048%) LXC
6 1 (0.048%) Varnish
6 1 (0.048%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.57%) Puppet
3 11 (0.53%) Ansible
4 9 (0.43%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.33%) Nagios
6 5 (0.24%) SCCM
7 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.14%) Galera Cluster
8 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.14%) Pacemaker
9 2 (0.096%) Check_MK
9 2 (0.096%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.096%) logstash
9 2 (0.096%) Packer
9 2 (0.096%) Terraform
10 1 (0.048%) Linux-HA
10 1 (0.048%) RANCID
10 1 (0.048%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.048%) SCSM
Vendors
1 250 (11.94%) Murex
2 166 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 124 (5.92%) Oracle
4 86 (4.11%) ION Trading
5 56 (2.68%) Sybase
6 49 (2.34%) TIBCO
7 27 (1.29%) Bloomberg
8 25 (1.19%) Calypso
9 21 (1.00%) Google
9 21 (1.00%) Reuters
9 21 (1.00%) SAP
10 18 (0.86%) Citrix
11 17 (0.81%) StreamBase
12 16 (0.76%) Splunk
12 16 (0.76%) Zend
13 14 (0.67%) Cisco
14 13 (0.62%) Charles River
15 12 (0.57%) Sun
16 9 (0.43%) Juniper
17 8 (0.38%) Solace