Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 213 200
Rank change year-on-year +71 -13 -65
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 660 936 1,319
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.41% 1.65% 1.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.63% 4.02% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 588 783 1,095
Median annual salary £102,500 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.26% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £45,300
90th Percentile £138,750 £120,000 £120,000
England median annual salary £102,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +36.67% +3.45% -3.33%

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 11,716 23,280 30,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 42.81% 41.06% 43.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9,120 18,240 22,955
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £40,725 £35,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +100 136 £85,000 +13.33% 25
West London +37 3 £60,000 - 4
South London - 2 £86,500 -
East London +18 1 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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).

1 484 (73.33%) Finance
2 374 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 364 (55.15%) Fixed Income
3 364 (55.15%) Front Office
4 313 (47.42%) Equities
5 299 (45.30%) Java
6 286 (43.33%) AWS
7 268 (40.61%) Hedge funds
8 261 (39.55%) Derivative
9 235 (35.61%) Web Services
10 210 (31.82%) Software Engineering
11 208 (31.52%) Python
12 207 (31.36%) Banking
13 184 (27.88%) AngularJS
14 183 (27.73%) Asset Management
15 182 (27.58%) JavaScript
16 179 (27.12%) React
17 168 (25.45%) Investment Management
18 154 (23.33%) Vue.js
19 151 (22.88%) Investment Banking
20 148 (22.42%) C#
21 132 (20.00%) Fintech
22 131 (19.85%) DevOps
22 131 (19.85%) Azure
23 120 (18.18%) GCP
24 116 (17.58%) SQL
25 114 (17.27%) .NET
26 105 (15.91%) Google
27 102 (15.45%) Business Analysis
28 95 (14.39%) 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 10 (1.52%) IIS
2 4 (0.61%) CMS
3 3 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.30%) Jupyter
4 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.15%) Apache
5 1 (0.15%) Confluence
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.15%) InVision
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 68 (10.30%) Markit EDM
2 66 (10.00%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.61%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.30%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.30%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 286 (43.33%) AWS
2 131 (19.85%) Azure
3 120 (18.18%) GCP
4 24 (3.64%) Serverless
5 20 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (3.03%) Amazon S3
5 20 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (2.12%) SaaS
7 5 (0.76%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.61%) Heroku
8 4 (0.61%) Office 365
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.15%) GitHub
10 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.61%) CHAP
1 4 (0.61%) Firewall
1 4 (0.61%) FIX Connectivity
1 4 (0.61%) Multicast
1 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.30%) Calico
2 2 (0.30%) DHCP
2 2 (0.30%) DNS
2 2 (0.30%) LAN
2 2 (0.30%) VPN
2 2 (0.30%) WAN
3 1 (0.15%) NAS
3 1 (0.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 23 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 20 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (2.27%) Redis
6 15 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.82%) Flink
7 12 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.67%) Snowflake Schema
9 10 (1.52%) CouchDB
9 10 (1.52%) OLAP
9 10 (1.52%) OLTP
9 10 (1.52%) Oracle OLAP
9 10 (1.52%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.06%) HBase
11 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (7.88%) RStudio
2 24 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.58%) Maven
4 12 (1.82%) JIRA
5 10 (1.52%) ERwin
5 10 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.52%) PowerDesigner
6 7 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.91%) PyCharm
7 6 (0.91%) Robot Framework
8 5 (0.76%) Moq
8 5 (0.76%) NUnit
8 5 (0.76%) Selenium
8 5 (0.76%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket Server
10 3 (0.45%) MSTest
10 3 (0.45%) NSubstitute
10 3 (0.45%) Subversion
11 2 (0.30%) JUnit
General
1 484 (73.33%) Finance
2 364 (55.15%) Front Office
3 207 (31.36%) Banking
4 151 (22.88%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.94%) Back Office
6 12 (1.82%) Law
6 12 (1.82%) Retail
7 9 (1.36%) Marketing
8 6 (0.91%) Advertising
8 6 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.91%) Legal
9 3 (0.45%) Billing
10 2 (0.30%) German Language
10 2 (0.30%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 346 (52.42%) Developer
2 133 (20.15%) Java Developer
3 130 (19.70%) Architect
4 125 (18.94%) AWS Engineer
5 100 (15.15%) Software Engineer
6 82 (12.42%) AWS Developer
7 78 (11.82%) Python Developer
8 63 (9.55%) AWS Software Engineer
9 58 (8.79%) Analyst
10 54 (8.18%) Front Office Developer
11 53 (8.03%) Enterprise Architect
12 47 (7.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 47 (7.12%) Python Engineer
13 44 (6.67%) .NET Software Engineer
14 39 (5.91%) .NET Architect
15 38 (5.76%) AWS Architect
16 33 (5.00%) C# Developer
16 33 (5.00%) Senior Developer
17 31 (4.70%) Java Engineer
18 29 (4.39%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (35.61%) Web Services
2 184 (27.88%) AngularJS
3 179 (27.12%) React
4 154 (23.33%) Vue.js
5 114 (17.27%) .NET
6 77 (11.67%) .NET Core
7 60 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 42 (6.36%) ASP.NET Core
9 39 (5.91%) J2EE
10 38 (5.76%) Kafka
11 35 (5.30%) HTML
12 34 (5.15%) FIX Protocol
12 34 (5.15%) Node.js
13 29 (4.39%) HTML5
14 21 (3.18%) WCF
15 17 (2.58%) CSS
16 16 (2.42%) XML
17 15 (2.27%) J2SE
18 14 (2.12%) WebSockets
19 13 (1.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 364 (55.15%) Fixed Income
2 313 (47.42%) Equities
3 268 (40.61%) Hedge funds
4 261 (39.55%) Derivative
5 79 (11.97%) Reference Data
6 44 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (3.79%) Algorithms
9 23 (3.48%) Market Risk
10 18 (2.73%) Equity Derivative
10 18 (2.73%) Management Information System
11 17 (2.58%) Data Structures
12 14 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (2.12%) User Experience
12 14 (2.12%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.97%) OTC Derivatives
14 10 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (1.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 6 (0.91%) Contract for Difference
16 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.45%) Windows
2 26 (3.94%) Linux
3 23 (3.48%) Unix
4 13 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.91%) Android
6 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.61%) Solaris
9 3 (0.45%) CentOS
9 3 (0.45%) Debian
9 3 (0.45%) SUSE
9 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 183 (27.73%) Asset Management
4 168 (25.45%) Investment Management
5 132 (20.00%) Fintech
6 131 (19.85%) DevOps
7 102 (15.45%) Business Analysis
8 95 (14.39%) Computer Science
9 92 (13.94%) Low Latency
10 90 (13.64%) Decision-Making
10 90 (13.64%) Portfolio Management
11 82 (12.42%) Migration
12 78 (11.82%) Electronic Trading
13 76 (11.52%) Multithreading
14 73 (11.06%) Architectural Design
14 73 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
15 72 (10.91%) Microservices
16 66 (10.00%) Mathematics
17 56 (8.48%) Front End Development
18 48 (7.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 299 (45.30%) Java
2 208 (31.52%) Python
3 182 (27.58%) JavaScript
4 148 (22.42%) C#
5 116 (17.58%) SQL
6 63 (9.55%) C++
7 28 (4.24%) Kotlin
8 14 (2.12%) VBA
9 13 (1.97%) Java 8
9 13 (1.97%) Scala
10 12 (1.82%) R
11 10 (1.52%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.21%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.76%) Perl
13 5 (0.76%) PHP
14 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.45%) C
14 3 (0.45%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (12.58%) Degree
2 42 (6.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.27%) Master's Degree
4 14 (2.12%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.21%) PhD
6 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.15%) CCIE
7 1 (0.15%) CCNP
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.91%) QA
2 17 (2.58%) MiFID
3 12 (1.82%) EMIR
4 11 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.91%) UCITS
7 4 (0.61%) ISO 20022
7 4 (0.61%) SEPA
8 2 (0.30%) Basel II
8 2 (0.30%) Basel III
8 2 (0.30%) SLA
9 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (5.45%) Docker
2 8 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (3.18%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.82%) Terraform
3 10 (1.52%) Puppet
4 2 (0.30%) Grafana
4 2 (0.30%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) Ansible
5 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 105 (15.91%) Google
2 72 (10.91%) Charles River
3 71 (10.76%) Calypso
4 68 (10.30%) SimCorp
5 67 (10.15%) GoldenSource
6 26 (3.94%) Bloomberg
7 22 (3.33%) Oracle
8 14 (2.12%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.52%) Microsoft
9 10 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.36%) Reuters
11 8 (1.21%) Murex
11 8 (1.21%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.91%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.76%) Fidessa
13 5 (0.76%) IBM
13 5 (0.76%) Remedy
13 5 (0.76%) Sybase
14 4 (0.61%) Refinitiv
14 4 (0.61%) Tableau