Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 161 190
Rank change year-on-year -28 +29 +26
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 642 891 1,138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.91% 2.24% 1.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.81% 5.95% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 536 756 907
10th Percentile £60,000 £60,625 £47,000
25th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £98,750 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.27% +36.21% -3.33%
75th Percentile £122,500 £122,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £142,500 £142,500 £112,500
England median annual salary £100,000 £97,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +34.48% -

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 13,358 14,971 21,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 39.72% 37.67% 36.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,382 11,946 17,144
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,925 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.75% +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £115,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +6.80%

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 +9 122 £92,500 +8.82% 31
West London +32 2 £65,000 -30.11% 3
East London +15 2 £55,000 - 3
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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).

1 417 (64.95%) Finance
2 363 (56.54%) Front Office
3 352 (54.83%) Equities
4 307 (47.82%) Java
5 306 (47.66%) Fixed Income
6 278 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
7 276 (42.99%) Derivative
8 247 (38.47%) JavaScript
8 247 (38.47%) C#
9 236 (36.76%) Hedge funds
10 235 (36.60%) Software Engineering
11 216 (33.64%) AWS
12 212 (33.02%) React
12 212 (33.02%) Python
13 205 (31.93%) Asset Management
14 187 (29.13%) Banking
15 183 (28.50%) Fintech
16 177 (27.57%) AngularJS
17 171 (26.64%) .NET
18 162 (25.23%) Investment Management
19 155 (24.14%) Web Services
20 138 (21.50%) SQL
21 121 (18.85%) Investment Banking
21 121 (18.85%) Analytics
22 119 (18.54%) .NET Core
23 112 (17.45%) Vue.js
24 111 (17.29%) TypeScript
25 110 (17.13%) Microservices
26 108 (16.82%) Low Latency
27 107 (16.67%) Electronic Trading

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 37 (5.76%) Apache
2 16 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.34%) Confluence
4 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.16%) GemFire
5 1 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 15 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
2 13 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.31%) Figma
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.40%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.93%) MetaTrader
3 3 (0.47%) Eikon
4 1 (0.16%) Actimize
4 1 (0.16%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 216 (33.64%) AWS
2 94 (14.64%) Azure
3 58 (9.03%) GCP
4 37 (5.76%) Amazon S3
4 37 (5.76%) Serverless
5 36 (5.61%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (5.61%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (1.71%) OpenShift
7 8 (1.25%) SaaS
8 6 (0.93%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (0.93%) Azure Service Bus
8 6 (0.93%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.31%) npm
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.34%) HTTP
2 1 (0.16%) 3G
2 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.16%) DSL
2 1 (0.16%) FTP
2 1 (0.16%) GPRS
2 1 (0.16%) GSM
2 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.16%) UMTS
2 1 (0.16%) VSAT
2 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 36 (5.61%) Apache Ignite
2 27 (4.21%) NoSQL
3 25 (3.89%) KDB
4 20 (3.12%) Data Mart
5 19 (2.96%) Flink
5 19 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.80%) SQL Server
7 8 (1.25%) Hazelcast
8 6 (0.93%) Power BI
9 5 (0.78%) Big Data
9 5 (0.78%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.78%) Kdb+
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.62%) Redis
10 4 (0.62%) Text Mining
11 3 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (4.83%) JIRA
2 30 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.80%) TeamCity
4 12 (1.87%) GitLab
4 12 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.71%) Maven
6 9 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.40%) JUnit
7 8 (1.25%) Mocha
8 6 (0.93%) EasyMock
8 6 (0.93%) Mockito
8 6 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.93%) Selenium
9 4 (0.62%) webpack
10 3 (0.47%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.47%) Storybook
11 2 (0.31%) Subversion
12 1 (0.16%) JMeter
12 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 417 (64.95%) Finance
2 363 (56.54%) Front Office
3 187 (29.13%) Banking
4 121 (18.85%) Investment Banking
5 100 (15.58%) Social Skills
6 29 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.49%) Retail
8 14 (2.18%) Advertising
9 13 (2.02%) Back Office
10 10 (1.56%) Organisational Skills
11 8 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.47%) Marketing
12 3 (0.47%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.31%) Billing
13 2 (0.31%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Influencing Skills
14 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.16%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 450 (70.09%) Developer
2 152 (23.68%) Software Engineer
3 132 (20.56%) Java Developer
4 111 (17.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 98 (15.26%) .NET Developer
6 83 (12.93%) AWS Developer
7 80 (12.46%) .NET Software Developer
8 78 (12.15%) .NET Software Engineer
9 75 (11.68%) AWS Engineer
9 75 (11.68%) AWS Software Engineer
10 70 (10.90%) Front Office Developer
11 67 (10.44%) JavaScript Developer
12 60 (9.35%) Analyst
13 56 (8.72%) React Developer
14 53 (8.26%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 53 (8.26%) Python Developer
15 52 (8.10%) Senior Developer
16 46 (7.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 40 (6.23%) C# Developer
17 40 (6.23%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (33.02%) React
2 177 (27.57%) AngularJS
3 171 (26.64%) .NET
4 155 (24.14%) Web Services
5 119 (18.54%) .NET Core
6 112 (17.45%) Vue.js
7 92 (14.33%) ASP.NET
8 81 (12.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 80 (12.46%) ASP.NET Core
10 67 (10.44%) Node.js
11 38 (5.92%) GraphQL
11 38 (5.92%) REST
12 36 (5.61%) HTML
13 29 (4.52%) Kafka
14 28 (4.36%) Middleware
15 27 (4.21%) FIX Protocol
16 22 (3.43%) Murex MxML
17 20 (3.12%) Express
18 17 (2.65%) CSS
19 16 (2.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 352 (54.83%) Equities
2 306 (47.66%) Fixed Income
3 276 (42.99%) Derivative
4 236 (36.76%) Hedge funds
5 93 (14.49%) Greenfield Project
6 44 (6.85%) Credit Risk
7 36 (5.61%) Market Risk
8 26 (4.05%) Algorithms
8 26 (4.05%) Data Structures
9 15 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.71%) OTC Derivatives
10 11 (1.71%) User Experience
11 10 (1.56%) Contract for Difference
11 10 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.56%) Spread Betting
12 9 (1.40%) Exotic Derivative
13 7 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
15 3 (0.47%) Equity Derivative
15 3 (0.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.57%) Linux
2 38 (5.92%) Unix
3 19 (2.96%) Windows
4 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.31%) Android
5 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (36.60%) Software Engineering
3 205 (31.93%) Asset Management
4 183 (28.50%) Fintech
5 162 (25.23%) Investment Management
6 121 (18.85%) Analytics
7 110 (17.13%) Microservices
8 108 (16.82%) Low Latency
9 107 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
10 92 (14.33%) Migration
11 89 (13.86%) Multithreading
12 77 (11.99%) SDLC
13 62 (9.66%) Machine Learning
14 58 (9.03%) Risk Management
15 57 (8.88%) Computer Science
16 52 (8.10%) Algorithmic Trading
17 51 (7.94%) Artificial Intelligence
18 46 (7.17%) Integration Testing
19 43 (6.70%) Mathematics
20 40 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 307 (47.82%) Java
2 247 (38.47%) C#
2 247 (38.47%) JavaScript
3 212 (33.02%) Python
4 138 (21.50%) SQL
5 111 (17.29%) TypeScript
6 89 (13.86%) C++
7 85 (13.24%) Scala
8 84 (13.08%) Kotlin
9 36 (5.61%) Clojure
10 28 (4.36%) Java 8
11 20 (3.12%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.96%) F#
13 12 (1.87%) VBA
14 11 (1.71%) ES6
15 10 (1.56%) Erlang
16 9 (1.40%) R
17 8 (1.25%) PL/SQL
18 7 (1.09%) Perl
18 7 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (7.48%) Degree
2 17 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.02%) Master's Degree
4 10 (1.56%) PhD
5 4 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.31%) PMP
6 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.05%) QA
2 18 (2.80%) MiFID
3 14 (2.18%) EMIR
4 9 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 77 (11.99%) Docker
2 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 58 (9.03%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.56%) Terraform
3 7 (1.09%) Ansible
4 4 (0.62%) Kibana
5 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.16%) Oozie
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (5.92%) Murex
2 24 (3.74%) Microsoft
3 15 (2.34%) Samsung
4 14 (2.18%) Oracle
5 11 (1.71%) Sophis
6 7 (1.09%) TIBCO
7 5 (0.78%) Bloomberg
7 5 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.47%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.47%) Reuters
8 3 (0.47%) Sun
8 3 (0.47%) Sybase
8 3 (0.47%) VMware
8 3 (0.47%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.16%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.16%) Anaplan
9 1 (0.16%) Databricks
9 1 (0.16%) FXall
9 1 (0.16%) Refinitiv
9 1 (0.16%) SAP