Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 133 209
Rank change year-on-year -58 +76 -59
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,226 1,927 1,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.86% 2.62% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.04% 5.52% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,004 849 970
London median annual salary £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £116,250 £115,000
England median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +11.11%

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 30,325 34,916 33,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 45.95% 47.48% 44.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23,854 25,464 27,978
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £91,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 0 287 £70,000 -6.67% 39
East London +18 20 £51,250 -31.67% 4
West London -5 2 £72,500 -3.33% 11
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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).

1 804 (65.58%) Finance
2 654 (53.34%) Equities
3 578 (47.15%) Fixed Income
4 519 (42.33%) SQL
5 514 (41.92%) Front Office
6 508 (41.44%) Derivative
7 492 (40.13%) Banking
8 448 (36.54%) Java
9 332 (27.08%) C#
10 316 (25.77%) Asset Management
11 306 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
12 296 (24.14%) Degree
13 275 (22.43%) Hedge funds
14 272 (22.19%) Python
15 250 (20.39%) Investment Banking
16 242 (19.74%) FIX Protocol
17 240 (19.58%) C++
18 218 (17.78%) Investment Management
19 202 (16.48%) Fintech
20 200 (16.31%) Software Engineering
21 194 (15.82%) Linux
22 180 (14.68%) Unix
23 178 (14.52%) .NET
24 171 (13.95%) SQL Server
25 170 (13.87%) thinkFolio
26 155 (12.64%) Computer Science
27 142 (11.58%) Oracle
28 137 (11.17%) Charles River
29 127 (10.36%) Wealth Management
29 127 (10.36%) Low Latency

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 54 (4.40%) Apache
2 41 (3.34%) Oracle Workflow
2 41 (3.34%) Tomcat
3 15 (1.22%) Ethereum
4 13 (1.06%) IIS
5 11 (0.90%) CMS
5 11 (0.90%) Confluence
6 5 (0.41%) GemFire
7 3 (0.24%) JBoss
8 2 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.082%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.082%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.082%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.082%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.082%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.082%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 170 (13.87%) thinkFolio
2 71 (5.79%) Markit EDM
3 66 (5.38%) Front Arena
4 28 (2.28%) Temenos T24
5 20 (1.63%) Eagle PACE
6 15 (1.22%) Ripple
7 12 (0.98%) SunGard GMI
8 10 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (0.82%) Misys Midas
9 9 (0.73%) Bloomberg AIM
10 7 (0.57%) LatentZero
11 6 (0.49%) MetaTrader
12 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
12 2 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
12 2 (0.16%) Kondor
12 2 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
12 2 (0.16%) Salerio
13 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
13 1 (0.082%) PolarLake
13 1 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 105 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (3.92%) SaaS
3 27 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (1.22%) PaaS
5 8 (0.65%) Office 365
6 6 (0.49%) Serverless
7 4 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.33%) G Suite
8 2 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.16%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.16%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.16%) Slack
9 1 (0.082%) GitHub
9 1 (0.082%) IaaS
9 1 (0.082%) npm
9 1 (0.082%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.40%) FIX Connectivity
2 13 (1.06%) DNS
3 12 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.82%) DHCP
5 7 (0.57%) Internet
6 6 (0.49%) VPN
7 5 (0.41%) Firewall
8 4 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.24%) VLAN
10 2 (0.16%) LAN
10 2 (0.16%) NAS
10 2 (0.16%) WAN
11 1 (0.082%) ATM
11 1 (0.082%) Broadband
11 1 (0.082%) Extranet
11 1 (0.082%) FTP
11 1 (0.082%) Intranet
11 1 (0.082%) SAN
11 1 (0.082%) SNMP
11 1 (0.082%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.34%) Big Data
3 37 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
4 29 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (2.12%) NoSQL
6 25 (2.04%) MS Access
7 24 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.55%) Blockchain
10 13 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.73%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.73%) KDB
12 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.65%) MySQL
13 8 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.57%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.41%) Hazelcast
16 4 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 66 (5.38%) TeamCity
2 55 (4.49%) JIRA
3 53 (4.32%) Git (software)
4 44 (3.59%) Maven
4 44 (3.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 44 (3.59%) Visual Studio
5 38 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 26 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (2.04%) Gradle
9 21 (1.71%) MSBuild
10 19 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
11 14 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (0.90%) HP UFT
13 10 (0.82%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.73%) Selenium
15 7 (0.57%) Hudson
16 6 (0.49%) MSI
16 6 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 804 (65.58%) Finance
2 514 (41.92%) Front Office
3 492 (40.13%) Banking
4 250 (20.39%) Investment Banking
5 79 (6.44%) Back Office
6 58 (4.73%) Games
7 40 (3.26%) French Language
8 39 (3.18%) German Language
8 39 (3.18%) Italian Language
9 33 (2.69%) Spanish Language
10 29 (2.37%) Financial Institution
11 16 (1.31%) Marketing
12 14 (1.14%) Advertising
13 12 (0.98%) General Ledger
14 11 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.82%) Legal
16 6 (0.49%) Retail
17 2 (0.16%) Electronics
17 2 (0.16%) International Banking
17 2 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 533 (43.47%) Developer
2 263 (21.45%) Analyst
3 168 (13.70%) Java Developer
4 131 (10.69%) Business Analyst
5 124 (10.11%) Applications Support
6 119 (9.71%) C# Developer
7 99 (8.08%) Support Engineer
8 93 (7.59%) Senior Developer
9 76 (6.20%) Python Developer
10 74 (6.04%) Support Analyst
11 70 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
12 61 (4.98%) .NET Developer
12 61 (4.98%) C++ Developer
13 60 (4.89%) Applications Support Engineer
14 55 (4.49%) Front Office Developer
14 55 (4.49%) Software Engineer
15 51 (4.16%) Applications Support Analyst
16 42 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
17 41 (3.34%) Banking Analyst
17 41 (3.34%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (19.74%) FIX Protocol
2 178 (14.52%) .NET
3 118 (9.62%) React
4 110 (8.97%) AngularJS
5 88 (7.18%) WPF
6 83 (6.77%) HTML
7 56 (4.57%) ASP.NET
8 55 (4.49%) HTML5
9 54 (4.40%) WCF
9 54 (4.40%) Web Services
10 48 (3.92%) XML
11 41 (3.34%) J2SE
12 36 (2.94%) J2EE
13 35 (2.85%) REST
14 34 (2.77%) Vue.js
15 26 (2.12%) WinForms
16 24 (1.96%) .NET Framework
16 24 (1.96%) Middleware
17 23 (1.88%) Reactive Extensions
18 22 (1.79%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 654 (53.34%) Equities
2 578 (47.15%) Fixed Income
3 508 (41.44%) Derivative
4 275 (22.43%) Hedge funds
5 202 (16.48%) Fintech
6 71 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
7 67 (5.46%) Algorithms
8 64 (5.22%) Management Information System
9 48 (3.92%) Credit Derivative
10 47 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
11 46 (3.75%) Market Risk
12 45 (3.67%) OTC Derivatives
13 38 (3.10%) Equity Derivative
13 38 (3.10%) Exotic Derivative
14 35 (2.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 27 (2.20%) Virtual Team
16 25 (2.04%) Credit Risk
16 25 (2.04%) Mobile App
16 25 (2.04%) SWIFT
17 23 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 194 (15.82%) Linux
2 180 (14.68%) Unix
3 121 (9.87%) Windows
4 29 (2.37%) Fedora
5 26 (2.12%) CentOS
6 25 (2.04%) SUSE
7 24 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 22 (1.79%) Solaris
9 14 (1.14%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.73%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.73%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.57%) AIX
11 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.41%) HPUX
13 4 (0.33%) Android
13 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.33%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (25.77%) Asset Management
2 306 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (17.78%) Investment Management
4 200 (16.31%) Software Engineering
5 155 (12.64%) Computer Science
6 127 (10.36%) Low Latency
6 127 (10.36%) Wealth Management
7 121 (9.87%) Multithreading
8 110 (8.97%) Algorithmic Trading
9 106 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (8.24%) Business Analysis
10 101 (8.24%) Microservices
11 96 (7.83%) Mathematics
12 89 (7.26%) Decision-Making
13 87 (7.10%) DevOps
14 86 (7.01%) Risk Management
15 85 (6.93%) Electronic Trading
16 83 (6.77%) OO
17 82 (6.69%) TDD
18 78 (6.36%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 519 (42.33%) SQL
2 448 (36.54%) Java
3 332 (27.08%) C#
4 272 (22.19%) Python
5 240 (19.58%) C++
6 118 (9.62%) Perl
7 88 (7.18%) Bash Shell
8 82 (6.69%) Ruby
9 78 (6.36%) JavaScript
10 67 (5.46%) Korn
11 63 (5.14%) Bourne shell
12 60 (4.89%) R
13 49 (4.00%) T-SQL
14 46 (3.75%) PowerShell
15 43 (3.51%) Java 8
15 43 (3.51%) MATLAB
16 36 (2.94%) Scala
17 32 (2.61%) C
18 25 (2.04%) VBA
19 18 (1.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 296 (24.14%) Degree
2 30 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (1.96%) Master's Degree
4 21 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
5 18 (1.47%) PhD
6 12 (0.98%) SAFe Agilist
7 9 (0.73%) ISEB
8 7 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.49%) CFA
10 5 (0.41%) CISSP
11 3 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 3 (0.24%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 2 (0.16%) ACCA
12 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.082%) CCNP
13 1 (0.082%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.082%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.082%) RHCE
13 1 (0.082%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (6.93%) QA
2 51 (4.16%) MiFID
3 23 (1.88%) EMIR
4 11 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.82%) ISO 20022
5 10 (0.82%) ISO 8583
6 8 (0.65%) FATCA
7 6 (0.49%) SEPA
8 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.33%) SLA
10 3 (0.24%) Basel III
10 3 (0.24%) PMO
11 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.16%) GDPR
11 2 (0.16%) IFRS
11 2 (0.16%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.082%) PSD2
System Software
1 38 (3.10%) Docker
2 9 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.24%) zsh
5 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.082%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.082%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.082%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.082%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.63%) Terraform
3 13 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.90%) Nagios
5 10 (0.82%) Control-M
6 9 (0.73%) Ansible
6 9 (0.73%) Automic
6 9 (0.73%) Dollar Universe
7 8 (0.65%) Icinga
7 8 (0.65%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.57%) SCCM
9 6 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (0.49%) Ganglia
9 6 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.24%) Puppet
11 2 (0.16%) logstash
12 1 (0.082%) Cacti
12 1 (0.082%) Grafana
12 1 (0.082%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.082%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 142 (11.58%) Oracle
2 137 (11.17%) Charles River
3 95 (7.75%) Bloomberg
3 95 (7.75%) Calypso
4 84 (6.85%) Reuters
5 70 (5.71%) FXall
6 66 (5.38%) SimCorp
7 54 (4.40%) Tradeweb
8 53 (4.32%) TIBCO
9 47 (3.83%) MarketAxess
10 44 (3.59%) Microsoft
11 33 (2.69%) Red Hat
12 32 (2.61%) Murex
13 29 (2.37%) Sybase
14 23 (1.88%) FIS
14 23 (1.88%) ION Trading
14 23 (1.88%) StreamBase
15 22 (1.79%) Fidessa
15 22 (1.79%) Google
16 19 (1.55%) Salesforce.com