Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 116 213
Rank change year-on-year -72 +97 -64
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,284 2,178 1,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.90% 2.94% 1.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.90% 5.80% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,072 863 1,021
London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £47,625 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £116,250 £113,750
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +11.54%

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 32,907 37,521 36,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.75% 50.57% 46.89%
Number of salaries quoted 25,679 26,719 30,652
London median annual salary £63,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £90,000
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -3 300 £70,000 -6.67% 59
East London +7 20 £47,500 -32.14% 6
West London +20 3 £90,000 +20.00% 11
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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).

1 910 (70.87%) Finance
2 625 (48.68%) Equities
3 568 (44.24%) SQL
4 558 (43.46%) Front Office
5 547 (42.60%) Fixed Income
6 525 (40.89%) Derivative
7 451 (35.12%) Java
8 438 (34.11%) Banking
9 341 (26.56%) C#
10 322 (25.08%) Degree
11 305 (23.75%) Asset Management
12 300 (23.36%) Python
13 276 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
14 267 (20.79%) Hedge funds
15 258 (20.09%) Investment Banking
16 238 (18.54%) FIX Protocol
17 234 (18.22%) C++
18 222 (17.29%) Fintech
19 217 (16.90%) Investment Management
20 215 (16.74%) Linux
21 196 (15.26%) SQL Server
22 193 (15.03%) .NET
23 181 (14.10%) Software Engineering
24 157 (12.23%) Unix
25 151 (11.76%) Low Latency
26 145 (11.29%) Mathematics
27 144 (11.21%) Oracle
28 143 (11.14%) Multithreading
29 131 (10.20%) thinkFolio
30 122 (9.50%) Computer Science

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 61 (4.75%) Apache
2 44 (3.43%) Tomcat
3 28 (2.18%) Oracle Workflow
4 19 (1.48%) Ethereum
5 17 (1.32%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.93%) Confluence
6 12 (0.93%) IIS
7 6 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.39%) GemFire
9 4 (0.31%) CMS
9 4 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.23%) JBoss
11 1 (0.078%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.078%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.078%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.078%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 131 (10.20%) thinkFolio
2 86 (6.70%) Markit EDM
3 78 (6.07%) Front Arena
4 22 (1.71%) Eagle PACE
5 19 (1.48%) Ripple
6 16 (1.25%) Bloomberg AIM
7 12 (0.93%) SunGard GMI
8 7 (0.55%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.23%) Endur
9 3 (0.23%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.23%) Misys Midas
10 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.16%) Kondor
10 2 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
10 2 (0.16%) Salerio
10 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.078%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 1 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.078%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 96 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.43%) SaaS
4 16 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (0.70%) Office 365
6 8 (0.62%) Serverless
7 4 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.31%) Azure Functions
7 4 (0.31%) G Suite
7 4 (0.31%) GitHub
8 3 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.23%) PaaS
9 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.16%) NuGet
9 2 (0.16%) Slack
9 2 (0.16%) Yarn
10 1 (0.078%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.19%) FIX Connectivity
2 14 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.01%) DNS
3 13 (1.01%) Internet
4 12 (0.93%) DHCP
5 11 (0.86%) Firewall
6 10 (0.78%) VPN
7 6 (0.47%) Broadband
7 6 (0.47%) FTP
7 6 (0.47%) Intranet
8 5 (0.39%) LAN
8 5 (0.39%) WAN
9 4 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.23%) HTTP
11 2 (0.16%) NAS
11 2 (0.16%) SMS
12 1 (0.078%) ATM
12 1 (0.078%) Multicast
12 1 (0.078%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.078%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.97%) Big Data
3 48 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 28 (2.18%) Blockchain
6 28 (2.18%) MySQL
7 26 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
7 26 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 20 (1.56%) NoSQL
9 18 (1.40%) MongoDB
10 17 (1.32%) MS Access
10 17 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (1.09%) DB2
11 14 (1.09%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.78%) KDB
12 10 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.70%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 85 (6.62%) TeamCity
2 73 (5.69%) Git (software)
3 59 (4.60%) Maven
4 54 (4.21%) JIRA
5 52 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 47 (3.66%) Jenkins
7 43 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 38 (2.96%) Visual Studio
9 33 (2.57%) Gradle
10 32 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (2.02%) MSBuild
12 23 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (1.25%) Selenium
14 15 (1.17%) Subversion
15 13 (1.01%) JUnit
16 11 (0.86%) Eclipse
16 11 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
17 10 (0.78%) IntelliJ
17 10 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
17 10 (0.78%) Toad
General
1 910 (70.87%) Finance
2 558 (43.46%) Front Office
3 438 (34.11%) Banking
4 258 (20.09%) Investment Banking
5 102 (7.94%) Back Office
6 51 (3.97%) Financial Institution
7 44 (3.43%) French Language
8 43 (3.35%) German Language
8 43 (3.35%) Italian Language
9 26 (2.02%) Spanish Language
10 20 (1.56%) Marketing
11 15 (1.17%) Advertising
11 15 (1.17%) Legal
12 14 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
13 12 (0.93%) Games
14 7 (0.55%) Retail
15 5 (0.39%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.078%) International Banking
16 1 (0.078%) Law
16 1 (0.078%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 568 (44.24%) Developer
2 281 (21.88%) Analyst
3 182 (14.17%) Java Developer
4 121 (9.42%) Applications Support
5 112 (8.72%) C# Developer
6 105 (8.18%) Business Analyst
7 97 (7.55%) Senior Developer
8 81 (6.31%) Support Analyst
9 77 (6.00%) Support Engineer
10 75 (5.84%) Python Developer
11 61 (4.75%) C++ Developer
12 58 (4.52%) Software Engineer
13 57 (4.44%) Applications Support Analyst
14 54 (4.21%) .NET Developer
15 52 (4.05%) Banking Analyst
15 52 (4.05%) Quantitative Developer
16 51 (3.97%) Applications Engineer
16 51 (3.97%) Consultant
17 47 (3.66%) Applications Support Engineer
18 46 (3.58%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (18.54%) FIX Protocol
2 193 (15.03%) .NET
3 102 (7.94%) React
4 86 (6.70%) WPF
5 81 (6.31%) HTML
6 80 (6.23%) AngularJS
7 77 (6.00%) Web Services
8 57 (4.44%) HTML5
9 51 (3.97%) WCF
10 49 (3.82%) J2SE
11 46 (3.58%) ASP.NET
11 46 (3.58%) J2EE
12 42 (3.27%) Middleware
12 42 (3.27%) Spring
13 38 (2.96%) .NET Framework
14 33 (2.57%) XML
15 32 (2.49%) RESTful
16 26 (2.02%) jQuery
17 25 (1.95%) Kafka
18 24 (1.87%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 625 (48.68%) Equities
2 547 (42.60%) Fixed Income
3 525 (40.89%) Derivative
4 267 (20.79%) Hedge funds
5 222 (17.29%) Fintech
6 122 (9.50%) Computer Science
7 95 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
8 65 (5.06%) OTC Derivatives
9 58 (4.52%) Algorithms
10 56 (4.36%) Exotic Derivative
10 56 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
11 49 (3.82%) Market Risk
12 48 (3.74%) Credit Derivative
13 40 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
14 38 (2.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 35 (2.73%) Equity Derivative
16 34 (2.65%) Mobile App
17 30 (2.34%) Virtual Team
18 28 (2.18%) Cyberthreat
19 25 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 215 (16.74%) Linux
2 157 (12.23%) Unix
3 115 (8.96%) Windows
4 17 (1.32%) SUSE
5 16 (1.25%) Fedora
5 16 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 14 (1.09%) Solaris
7 13 (1.01%) CentOS
8 10 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.78%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.62%) Android
9 8 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.16%) AIX
11 2 (0.16%) Debian
11 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (23.75%) Asset Management
2 276 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (16.90%) Investment Management
4 181 (14.10%) Software Engineering
5 151 (11.76%) Low Latency
6 145 (11.29%) Mathematics
7 143 (11.14%) Multithreading
8 118 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
9 113 (8.80%) Algorithmic Trading
10 110 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
11 107 (8.33%) DevOps
12 103 (8.02%) OO
13 100 (7.79%) Analytics
14 98 (7.63%) Business Analysis
14 98 (7.63%) Electronic Trading
14 98 (7.63%) Microservices
14 98 (7.63%) Risk Management
15 92 (7.17%) TDD
16 91 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 81 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 568 (44.24%) SQL
2 451 (35.12%) Java
3 341 (26.56%) C#
4 300 (23.36%) Python
5 234 (18.22%) C++
6 113 (8.80%) Perl
7 96 (7.48%) JavaScript
8 95 (7.40%) Bash Shell
9 80 (6.23%) Ruby
10 72 (5.61%) Korn
11 64 (4.98%) T-SQL
12 62 (4.83%) R
13 60 (4.67%) Bourne shell
13 60 (4.67%) Java 8
14 57 (4.44%) Scala
15 55 (4.28%) PowerShell
16 39 (3.04%) MATLAB
17 34 (2.65%) VBA
18 28 (2.18%) C
19 27 (2.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 322 (25.08%) Degree
2 54 (4.21%) Numerate Degree
3 40 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (2.88%) Master's Degree
5 29 (2.26%) PhD
6 15 (1.17%) ISEB
7 6 (0.47%) CFA
7 6 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.39%) CISSP
9 3 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (0.16%) ACCA
10 2 (0.16%) CCNP
10 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.078%) CCNA
11 1 (0.078%) MCSA
11 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.078%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.078%) RHCE
11 1 (0.078%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.13%) MiFID
2 44 (3.43%) QA
3 21 (1.64%) EMIR
4 9 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.62%) FATCA
6 6 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.39%) GDPR
8 3 (0.23%) Basel III
8 3 (0.23%) IFRS
8 3 (0.23%) ISO 20022
8 3 (0.23%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.23%) PMO
8 3 (0.23%) SLA
9 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.16%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.16%) SEPA
10 1 (0.078%) Basel II
10 1 (0.078%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (3.66%) Docker
2 10 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.47%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.23%) zsh
7 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.078%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.64%) Terraform
3 15 (1.17%) Automic
3 15 (1.17%) Dollar Universe
4 11 (0.86%) Control-M
5 8 (0.62%) Ansible
5 8 (0.62%) SCCM
6 7 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (0.47%) Ganglia
7 6 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.23%) Nagios
8 3 (0.23%) Puppet
9 2 (0.16%) Grafana
9 2 (0.16%) logstash
9 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.078%) Apache Shiro
10 1 (0.078%) Cacti
10 1 (0.078%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 144 (11.21%) Oracle
2 107 (8.33%) Calypso
3 97 (7.55%) Bloomberg
4 96 (7.48%) Charles River
5 78 (6.07%) SimCorp
6 77 (6.00%) FXall
7 73 (5.69%) Reuters
8 60 (4.67%) Microsoft
8 60 (4.67%) Tradeweb
9 54 (4.21%) TIBCO
10 49 (3.82%) MarketAxess
11 38 (2.96%) Sybase
12 37 (2.88%) Murex
13 33 (2.57%) Google
14 24 (1.87%) Red Hat
14 24 (1.87%) StreamBase
15 23 (1.79%) Zend
16 21 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (1.40%) Fidessa
17 18 (1.40%) FIS