Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 205 137 177
Rank change year-on-year -68 +40 +9
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 901 597 1,064
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.76% 2.48% 2.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.03% 6.41% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 788 537 919
10th Percentile £71,750 £60,000 £56,250
25th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £112,500 £95,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +24.14%
75th Percentile £136,250 £125,000 £122,500
90th Percentile £150,000 £138,000 £142,500
England median annual salary £110,000 £95,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +24.14%

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 22,334 9,309 19,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 43.62% 38.64% 38.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13,609 7,847 15,394
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £36,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £118,750 £112,500 £115,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -47 105 £85,000 -5.56% 43
West London - 1 £47,500 - 5
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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).

1 657 (72.92%) Finance
2 508 (56.38%) Equities
3 465 (51.61%) Front Office
4 447 (49.61%) Software Engineering
5 425 (47.17%) Fixed Income
6 407 (45.17%) Python
7 376 (41.73%) Java
7 376 (41.73%) JavaScript
8 374 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
9 367 (40.73%) React
10 357 (39.62%) AWS
11 333 (36.96%) Derivative
12 329 (36.51%) Asset Management
13 319 (35.41%) Hedge funds
14 300 (33.30%) TypeScript
15 256 (28.41%) Investment Management
16 255 (28.30%) CI/CD
17 254 (28.19%) Full Stack Development
18 236 (26.19%) Banking
19 230 (25.53%) SQL
20 204 (22.64%) Analytics
21 197 (21.86%) Azure
22 191 (21.20%) C#
23 184 (20.42%) Front End Development
24 174 (19.31%) AngularJS
25 168 (18.65%) GCP
26 165 (18.31%) Docker
27 154 (17.09%) Greenfield Project
28 143 (15.87%) User Experience
29 138 (15.32%) .NET

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 69 (7.66%) Apache
2 8 (0.89%) Apache Spark
3 7 (0.78%) Jetty
4 6 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.55%) Confluence
5 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.11%) Appian
8 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.22%) SAP FSCM
1 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 357 (39.62%) AWS
2 197 (21.86%) Azure
3 168 (18.65%) GCP
4 76 (8.44%) Serverless
5 75 (8.32%) Amazon EC2
6 73 (8.10%) Amazon S3
7 72 (7.99%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (2.11%) npm
8 19 (2.11%) Yarn
9 16 (1.78%) GitHub
10 13 (1.44%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.89%) Power Platform
11 8 (0.89%) SaaS
12 6 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.55%) IaaS
14 4 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.44%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 4 (0.44%) DigitalOcean
14 4 (0.44%) Microsoft 365
15 3 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.22%) FIX Connectivity
2 7 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.55%) Telnet
3 5 (0.55%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.44%) Multicast
5 3 (0.33%) LAN
6 2 (0.22%) HTTP
7 1 (0.11%) Firewall
7 1 (0.11%) Internet
7 1 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.11%) VPN
7 1 (0.11%) WAN
7 1 (0.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (7.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 69 (7.66%) Apache Ignite
2 37 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 21 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.44%) MySQL
7 10 (1.11%) Data Mart
8 9 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.89%) Flink
9 8 (0.89%) KDB
9 8 (0.89%) Power BI
9 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2017
9 8 (0.89%) SSDT
10 7 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.55%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.44%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 47 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.33%) Maven
3 35 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.55%) JIRA
5 27 (3.00%) webpack
6 24 (2.66%) TeamCity
7 21 (2.33%) IntelliJ
8 18 (2.00%) JUnit
9 17 (1.89%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.66%) Browser DevTools
10 15 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (1.66%) Storybook
11 12 (1.33%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.33%) Gradle
12 11 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.89%) git-flow
13 8 (0.89%) GitLab
13 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 657 (72.92%) Finance
2 465 (51.61%) Front Office
3 236 (26.19%) Banking
4 100 (11.10%) Social Skills
5 99 (10.99%) Investment Banking
6 37 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (3.55%) Advertising
8 19 (2.11%) Back Office
9 16 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 8 (0.89%) Games
12 7 (0.78%) Marketing
13 6 (0.67%) International Banking
14 4 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.44%) Legal
15 3 (0.33%) French Language
15 3 (0.33%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.33%) Retail
16 2 (0.22%) Documentation Skills
16 2 (0.22%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 556 (61.71%) Developer
2 278 (30.85%) Software Engineer
3 256 (28.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 131 (14.54%) Java Developer
5 130 (14.43%) React Developer
6 126 (13.98%) AWS Developer
7 119 (13.21%) Python Developer
8 114 (12.65%) AWS Engineer
9 105 (11.65%) Senior Developer
10 98 (10.88%) Python Engineer
11 97 (10.77%) AWS Software Engineer
12 94 (10.43%) Lead Developer
13 91 (10.10%) Python Software Engineer
14 85 (9.43%) UI Developer
15 80 (8.88%) Software Manager
15 80 (8.88%) UI Engineer
16 79 (8.77%) Lead Software Developer
16 79 (8.77%) Lead Software Engineer
16 79 (8.77%) Software Asset Manager
17 65 (7.21%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (40.73%) React
2 174 (19.31%) AngularJS
3 138 (15.32%) .NET
4 108 (11.99%) Vue.js
5 103 (11.43%) Node.js
6 89 (9.88%) .NET Core
7 86 (9.54%) ASP.NET
8 79 (8.77%) HTML
9 75 (8.32%) FIX Protocol
10 74 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 56 (6.22%) HTML5
12 53 (5.88%) ASP.NET Core
13 46 (5.11%) gRPC
14 44 (4.88%) CSS
15 42 (4.66%) Protocol Buffers
16 35 (3.88%) Redux
17 34 (3.77%) CSS3
18 33 (3.66%) Kafka
19 29 (3.22%) XML
20 28 (3.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 508 (56.38%) Equities
2 425 (47.17%) Fixed Income
3 333 (36.96%) Derivative
4 319 (35.41%) Hedge funds
5 154 (17.09%) Greenfield Project
6 143 (15.87%) User Experience
7 81 (8.99%) Credit Derivative
8 30 (3.33%) Algorithms
9 29 (3.22%) Virtual Team
10 24 (2.66%) Data Structures
11 23 (2.55%) Market Risk
12 19 (2.11%) Exotic Derivative
13 16 (1.78%) Credit Risk
14 13 (1.44%) Cloud Native
14 13 (1.44%) SWIFT
15 11 (1.22%) Legacy Systems
15 11 (1.22%) Management Information System
16 10 (1.11%) Data Centre
17 8 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
18 7 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.32%) Linux
2 48 (5.33%) Unix
3 18 (2.00%) Windows
4 6 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (49.61%) Software Engineering
2 374 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 329 (36.51%) Asset Management
4 256 (28.41%) Investment Management
5 255 (28.30%) CI/CD
6 254 (28.19%) Full Stack Development
7 204 (22.64%) Analytics
8 184 (20.42%) Front End Development
9 137 (15.21%) Fintech
10 133 (14.76%) Microservices
11 131 (14.54%) UX Design
12 121 (13.43%) DevOps
13 109 (12.10%) Portfolio Management
14 98 (10.88%) Computer Science
15 89 (9.88%) Cryptocurrency
15 89 (9.88%) Low Latency
16 83 (9.21%) Electronic Trading
16 83 (9.21%) Mathematics
17 82 (9.10%) SDLC
18 69 (7.66%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 407 (45.17%) Python
2 376 (41.73%) Java
2 376 (41.73%) JavaScript
3 300 (33.30%) TypeScript
4 230 (25.53%) SQL
5 191 (21.20%) C#
6 137 (15.21%) C++
7 82 (9.10%) Scala
8 78 (8.66%) Kotlin
9 69 (7.66%) Clojure
10 44 (4.88%) C
11 31 (3.44%) R
12 28 (3.11%) Shell Script
13 21 (2.33%) ES6
14 15 (1.66%) Bash
15 14 (1.55%) MATLAB
16 11 (1.22%) F#
17 10 (1.11%) Perl
17 10 (1.11%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 90 (9.99%) Degree
2 38 (4.22%) PhD
3 34 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (2.11%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.55%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.33%) ACCA
7 3 (0.33%) CIMA
7 3 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.22%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMP
9 1 (0.11%) RHCA
9 1 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (9.32%) QA
2 21 (2.33%) EMIR
3 20 (2.22%) MiFID
4 19 (2.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.22%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.22%) PSD2
5 2 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) IFRS
6 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 165 (18.31%) Docker
2 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 137 (15.21%) Terraform
2 119 (13.21%) Kubernetes
3 15 (1.66%) Ansible
4 2 (0.22%) Check_MK
4 2 (0.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) SCCM
5 1 (0.11%) Control-M
5 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 43 (4.77%) BISAM
2 37 (4.11%) Microsoft
3 35 (3.88%) Murex
4 33 (3.66%) Bloomberg
5 27 (3.00%) Oracle
6 13 (1.44%) Tradeweb
7 9 (1.00%) MarketAxess
8 7 (0.78%) Charles River
8 7 (0.78%) IBM
8 7 (0.78%) Sun
9 6 (0.67%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.55%) Fidessa
10 5 (0.55%) Portware
10 5 (0.55%) Splunk
10 5 (0.55%) Trayport
11 4 (0.44%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.44%) Databricks
11 4 (0.44%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.44%) ION Trading
12 3 (0.33%) Red Hat