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

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 192 198
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -28
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,260 1,334 1,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.82% 1.91% 1.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.74% 4.03% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,051 801 1,189
London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £115,000 £111,250
England median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +3.57% +3.70%

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 33,734 33,125 39,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.60% 47.32% 48.02%
Number of salaries quoted 26,366 26,323 33,278
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,602 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.80% -0.80% +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 June 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 June 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 +36 299 £75,000 -6.25% 40
East London +9 16 £62,500 -45.65% 5
West London -6 2 £105,000 +82.61% 11
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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).

1 885 (70.24%) Finance
2 526 (41.75%) Front Office
3 488 (38.73%) Equities
4 478 (37.94%) SQL
5 451 (35.79%) Fixed Income
6 445 (35.32%) Derivative
7 443 (35.16%) Banking
8 442 (35.08%) Java
9 350 (27.78%) Degree
10 310 (24.60%) C#
11 290 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
12 238 (18.89%) Linux
13 230 (18.25%) Python
14 228 (18.10%) C++
14 228 (18.10%) Investment Banking
15 202 (16.03%) Fintech
16 196 (15.56%) Asset Management
17 183 (14.52%) Hedge funds
18 182 (14.44%) Multithreading
19 176 (13.97%) FIX Protocol
20 170 (13.49%) Unix
21 168 (13.33%) .NET
22 167 (13.25%) Mathematics
23 156 (12.38%) Low Latency
24 154 (12.22%) SQL Server
25 152 (12.06%) Electronic Trading
26 139 (11.03%) Computer Science
27 137 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
28 136 (10.79%) Risk Management
29 134 (10.63%) Software Engineering

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 38 (3.02%) Apache
2 32 (2.54%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.43%) Confluence
5 11 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (0.79%) JBoss
7 7 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.48%) IIS
9 4 (0.32%) CMS
9 4 (0.32%) Ethereum
9 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.079%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.079%) GemFire
11 1 (0.079%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.079%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.079%) Tornado
Applications
1 58 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 103 (8.17%) thinkFolio
2 71 (5.63%) Front Arena
3 53 (4.21%) Markit EDM
4 41 (3.25%) Eagle PACE
5 16 (1.27%) Bloomberg AIM
6 15 (1.19%) MetaTrader
7 9 (0.71%) Workfront
8 8 (0.63%) Summit
9 6 (0.48%) Kondor
9 6 (0.48%) RMDS
10 4 (0.32%) Ripple
11 3 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.24%) Endur
11 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 2 (0.16%) ION MarketView
12 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
13 1 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
13 1 (0.079%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.43%) SaaS
4 14 (1.11%) Office 365
5 10 (0.79%) GitHub
6 6 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.40%) Yarn
8 4 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.32%) PaaS
8 4 (0.32%) Serverless
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.24%) G Suite
10 2 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.16%) IaaS
10 2 (0.16%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.16%) npm
10 2 (0.16%) NuGet
10 2 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.46%) FIX Connectivity
2 22 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.11%) DHCP
3 14 (1.11%) DNS
4 13 (1.03%) LAN
5 12 (0.95%) WAN
6 11 (0.87%) VPN
7 10 (0.79%) Internet
8 9 (0.71%) Broadband
8 9 (0.71%) Firewall
8 9 (0.71%) Intranet
9 8 (0.63%) Multicast
10 6 (0.48%) FTP
11 5 (0.40%) HTTP
12 3 (0.24%) SMS
12 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.16%) NAS
13 2 (0.16%) SAN
14 1 (0.079%) Skype
14 1 (0.079%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.81%) Blockchain
3 47 (3.73%) Big Data
4 36 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 29 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 28 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (1.98%) MySQL
9 24 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.59%) KDB
11 17 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.79%) DB2
15 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (0.79%) MongoDB
15 10 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 77 (6.11%) Git (software)
2 66 (5.24%) Maven
3 65 (5.16%) Jenkins
4 58 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 53 (4.21%) TeamCity
6 50 (3.97%) JIRA
7 39 (3.10%) Selenium
8 36 (2.86%) Subversion
9 28 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 25 (1.98%) Gradle
11 24 (1.90%) JUnit
12 18 (1.43%) MSBuild
13 17 (1.35%) IntelliJ
13 17 (1.35%) Toad
13 17 (1.35%) Visual Studio
14 15 (1.19%) NUnit
14 15 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
16 13 (1.03%) Eclipse
17 12 (0.95%) Protractor
General
1 885 (70.24%) Finance
2 526 (41.75%) Front Office
3 443 (35.16%) Banking
4 228 (18.10%) Investment Banking
5 111 (8.81%) Back Office
6 65 (5.16%) Financial Institution
7 38 (3.02%) French Language
8 35 (2.78%) Italian Language
9 33 (2.62%) German Language
10 23 (1.83%) Advertising
11 14 (1.11%) Games
12 12 (0.95%) Legal
13 10 (0.79%) Marketing
14 7 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.40%) Retail
15 5 (0.40%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.32%) Telecoms
17 2 (0.16%) Law
17 2 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
18 1 (0.079%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 568 (45.08%) Developer
2 278 (22.06%) Analyst
3 207 (16.43%) Java Developer
4 109 (8.65%) Business Analyst
5 101 (8.02%) Applications Support
6 98 (7.78%) C# Developer
7 78 (6.19%) C++ Developer
8 73 (5.79%) Consultant
9 64 (5.08%) Banking Analyst
10 62 (4.92%) Front Office Developer
11 59 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 56 (4.44%) Support Analyst
13 54 (4.29%) Business Consultant
14 53 (4.21%) Project Manager
15 52 (4.13%) Quantitative Developer
16 51 (4.05%) Support Engineer
17 49 (3.89%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
18 48 (3.81%) Python Developer
19 43 (3.41%) .NET Developer
20 38 (3.02%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (13.97%) FIX Protocol
2 168 (13.33%) .NET
3 71 (5.63%) HTML
4 67 (5.32%) React
5 61 (4.84%) WPF
6 59 (4.68%) HTML5
7 57 (4.52%) AngularJS
8 47 (3.73%) .NET Framework
9 44 (3.49%) Web Services
10 43 (3.41%) WCF
11 42 (3.33%) Middleware
12 39 (3.10%) ASP.NET
13 38 (3.02%) Spring
14 34 (2.70%) XML
15 32 (2.54%) CSS
15 32 (2.54%) RESTful
16 31 (2.46%) J2SE
17 29 (2.30%) jQuery
18 28 (2.22%) REST
19 23 (1.83%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 488 (38.73%) Equities
2 451 (35.79%) Fixed Income
3 445 (35.32%) Derivative
4 202 (16.03%) Fintech
5 183 (14.52%) Hedge funds
6 139 (11.03%) Computer Science
7 120 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
8 64 (5.08%) Exotic Derivative
9 62 (4.92%) Credit Derivative
10 55 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
11 48 (3.81%) OTC Derivatives
12 46 (3.65%) Algorithms
13 40 (3.17%) Market Risk
14 36 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
15 32 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
16 25 (1.98%) Management Information System
16 25 (1.98%) Mobile App
16 25 (1.98%) Virtual Team
17 23 (1.83%) Spread Betting
18 21 (1.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 238 (18.89%) Linux
2 170 (13.49%) Unix
3 99 (7.86%) Windows
4 20 (1.59%) Solaris
5 13 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.79%) Android
6 10 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.71%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (15.56%) Asset Management
3 182 (14.44%) Multithreading
4 167 (13.25%) Mathematics
5 156 (12.38%) Low Latency
6 152 (12.06%) Electronic Trading
7 137 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
8 136 (10.79%) Risk Management
9 134 (10.63%) Software Engineering
10 131 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
11 123 (9.76%) Investment Management
12 114 (9.05%) TDD
13 109 (8.65%) DevOps
14 94 (7.46%) OO
15 93 (7.38%) Test Automation
16 84 (6.67%) Algorithmic Trading
17 81 (6.43%) Analytics
18 79 (6.27%) GAP Analysis
19 75 (5.95%) Microservices
20 73 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 478 (37.94%) SQL
2 442 (35.08%) Java
3 310 (24.60%) C#
4 230 (18.25%) Python
5 228 (18.10%) C++
6 111 (8.81%) JavaScript
7 79 (6.27%) Perl
8 69 (5.48%) Java 8
9 59 (4.68%) Bash Shell
10 50 (3.97%) Korn
11 47 (3.73%) Ruby
12 46 (3.65%) T-SQL
13 40 (3.17%) Scala
13 40 (3.17%) VBA
14 35 (2.78%) Bourne shell
15 33 (2.62%) PL/SQL
16 31 (2.46%) Shell Script
17 30 (2.38%) MATLAB
18 29 (2.30%) R
19 28 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 350 (27.78%) Degree
2 49 (3.89%) Numerate Degree
3 30 (2.38%) Master's Degree
4 29 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.90%) PhD
6 15 (1.19%) ISEB
7 5 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.16%) MCP
9 2 (0.16%) MCSE
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.16%) PMP
10 1 (0.079%) ACCA
10 1 (0.079%) CCNP
10 1 (0.079%) CIMA
10 1 (0.079%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.079%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.079%) MBA
10 1 (0.079%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.56%) QA
2 46 (3.65%) MiFID
3 19 (1.51%) EMIR
4 14 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.63%) PMO
6 5 (0.40%) GDPR
6 5 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.24%) FATCA
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.24%) SEPA
7 3 (0.24%) SLA
8 1 (0.079%) Basel II
8 1 (0.079%) IFRS
System Software
1 33 (2.62%) Docker
2 15 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.71%) Terminal Server
4 8 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (1.35%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.03%) Automic
2 13 (1.03%) Dollar Universe
3 10 (0.79%) SCCM
4 9 (0.71%) Control-M
5 6 (0.48%) Terraform
6 4 (0.32%) Ansible
6 4 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.24%) Consul
7 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.16%) Puppet
9 1 (0.079%) Apache Shiro
9 1 (0.079%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.079%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.079%) Grafana
Vendors
1 121 (9.60%) Oracle
2 111 (8.81%) Calypso
3 81 (6.43%) Bloomberg
4 78 (6.19%) FXall
5 75 (5.95%) Charles River
6 73 (5.79%) Murex
7 70 (5.56%) SimCorp
8 63 (5.00%) Microsoft
9 54 (4.29%) Reuters
10 52 (4.13%) Tradeweb
11 41 (3.25%) MarketAxess
12 33 (2.62%) Sybase
12 33 (2.62%) TIBCO
13 23 (1.83%) Citrix
14 18 (1.43%) StreamBase
15 17 (1.35%) Google
15 17 (1.35%) Tableau
15 17 (1.35%) Wallstreet Suite
16 15 (1.19%) Zend
17 13 (1.03%) Salesforce.com