Period
to 24 September 2019

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 24 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 191 118
Rank change year-on-year -5 -73 +96
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 996 1,320 2,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.78% 1.93% 2.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.31% 4.50% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 841 1,102 842
London median annual salary £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £55,000 £46,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £130,000 £117,500 £116,250
England median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.45%

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 23,125 29,343 33,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.39% 42.87% 45.49%
Number of salaries quoted 18,000 22,522 23,611
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -

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 24 September 2019.

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 24 September 2019. 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 -53 166 £80,000 +12.28% 45
West London +29 16 £55,000 -38.89% 11
East London +8 1 £50,000 -16.67%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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).

1 697 (69.98%) Finance
2 580 (58.23%) Front Office
3 531 (53.31%) Fixed Income
4 525 (52.71%) Equities
5 523 (52.51%) Java
6 489 (49.10%) Derivative
7 420 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
8 386 (38.76%) SQL
9 356 (35.74%) Asset Management
10 291 (29.22%) Software Engineering
11 280 (28.11%) Hedge funds
12 276 (27.71%) Banking
13 256 (25.70%) Python
14 242 (24.30%) C#
15 222 (22.29%) Investment Management
16 195 (19.58%) J2EE
17 174 (17.47%) AWS
18 173 (17.37%) SQL Server
19 170 (17.07%) Oracle
20 168 (16.87%) Web Services
21 166 (16.67%) thinkFolio
22 164 (16.47%) Charles River
23 157 (15.76%) Microservices
24 154 (15.46%) Business Analysis
25 144 (14.46%) SimCorp
26 136 (13.65%) Workflow
27 135 (13.55%) Analytics
28 134 (13.45%) .NET
29 133 (13.35%) Calypso
30 130 (13.05%) XML

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
1 113 (11.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 18 (1.81%) Apache
3 17 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.90%) IIS
5 6 (0.60%) Ethereum
6 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.20%) Confluence
8 2 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.20%) GemFire
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.30%) 3ds Max
4 3 (0.30%) Houdini
4 3 (0.30%) Maya
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.30%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 166 (16.67%) thinkFolio
2 125 (12.55%) Markit EDM
3 124 (12.45%) Front Arena
4 21 (2.11%) LatentZero
5 17 (1.71%) FINCAD Analytics
6 5 (0.50%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.50%) PolarLake
7 4 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.20%) Endur
8 2 (0.20%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.20%) RMDS
9 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.10%) PRMS
9 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 174 (17.47%) AWS
2 55 (5.52%) Amazon S3
3 51 (5.12%) Amazon SQS
4 44 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
4 44 (4.42%) Serverless
5 36 (3.61%) Azure
5 36 (3.61%) SaaS
6 26 (2.61%) Power Platform
7 20 (2.01%) GCP
8 19 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (1.51%) Amazon ECS
9 15 (1.51%) AWS Fargate
10 7 (0.70%) Office 365
11 5 (0.50%) GitHub
12 4 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.40%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.30%) NuGet
14 2 (0.20%) IaaS
14 2 (0.20%) PaaS
15 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.00%) LAN
1 10 (1.00%) WAN
2 6 (0.60%) Firewall
3 5 (0.50%) DHCP
3 5 (0.50%) DNS
3 5 (0.50%) Internet
3 5 (0.50%) Multicast
4 4 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (0.40%) RIP
4 4 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.30%) BGP
5 3 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.30%) FTP
5 3 (0.30%) Wireless
6 2 (0.20%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.20%) MPLS
6 2 (0.20%) OSPF
6 2 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (17.37%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
3 38 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (2.81%) Amazon Aurora
6 27 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.61%) Power BI
8 25 (2.51%) RDBMS
9 23 (2.31%) Big Data
10 21 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (1.41%) DB2
13 12 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.20%) NoSQL
14 11 (1.10%) Amazon Athena
14 11 (1.10%) Blockchain
15 10 (1.00%) KDB
16 9 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.70%) Hadoop
18 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 49 (4.92%) RStudio
2 32 (3.21%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.31%) JIRA
5 21 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.81%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.71%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.31%) Selenium
9 11 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (1.00%) Maven
11 9 (0.90%) GitLab
11 9 (0.90%) SoapUI
12 8 (0.80%) JMeter
13 7 (0.70%) JUnit
13 7 (0.70%) NUnit
13 7 (0.70%) Subversion
14 4 (0.40%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.40%) YourKit
General
1 697 (69.98%) Finance
2 580 (58.23%) Front Office
3 276 (27.71%) Banking
4 110 (11.04%) Investment Banking
5 92 (9.24%) French Language
6 91 (9.14%) German Language
7 90 (9.04%) Italian Language
7 90 (9.04%) Spanish Language
8 74 (7.43%) Dutch Language
9 39 (3.92%) Back Office
10 11 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.10%) Legal
11 9 (0.90%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.70%) Advertising
12 7 (0.70%) Billing
12 7 (0.70%) Retail
13 6 (0.60%) Marketing
14 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Law
15 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 456 (45.78%) Developer
2 220 (22.09%) Java Developer
3 137 (13.76%) Analyst
4 116 (11.65%) Consultant
4 116 (11.65%) Senior Developer
5 82 (8.23%) Business Analyst
6 78 (7.83%) Senior Java Developer
7 75 (7.53%) Implementation Consultant
8 73 (7.33%) C# Developer
8 73 (7.33%) Quantitative Developer
9 66 (6.63%) Technical Consultant
10 57 (5.72%) Software Engineer
11 56 (5.62%) Front Office Developer
11 56 (5.62%) Technical Implementation Consultant
12 54 (5.42%) Applications Support
12 54 (5.42%) J2EE Developer
12 54 (5.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 50 (5.02%) Java Consultant
14 49 (4.92%) Finance Manager
15 47 (4.72%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (19.58%) J2EE
2 168 (16.87%) Web Services
3 134 (13.45%) .NET
4 130 (13.05%) XML
5 103 (10.34%) FIX Protocol
6 76 (7.63%) AngularJS
7 50 (5.02%) HTML
7 50 (5.02%) J2SE
8 43 (4.32%) ASP.NET
8 43 (4.32%) React
9 39 (3.92%) NumPy
9 39 (3.92%) Pandas
9 39 (3.92%) SciPy
10 31 (3.11%) WCF
11 29 (2.91%) Spring
12 27 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (2.61%) HTML5
14 25 (2.51%) .NET Core
15 22 (2.21%) JSON
16 20 (2.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 531 (53.31%) Fixed Income
2 525 (52.71%) Equities
3 489 (49.10%) Derivative
4 280 (28.11%) Hedge funds
5 97 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (7.43%) Algorithms
7 70 (7.03%) Greenfield Project
8 45 (4.52%) Equity Derivative
9 44 (4.42%) Reference Data
10 40 (4.02%) Data Structures
11 33 (3.31%) Credit Risk
12 29 (2.91%) Credit Derivative
13 18 (1.81%) SWIFT
14 14 (1.41%) User Experience
15 12 (1.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 12 (1.20%) Market Risk
15 12 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
16 11 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.80%) Management Information System
17 8 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 72 (7.23%) Linux
2 54 (5.42%) Unix
3 42 (4.22%) Windows
4 9 (0.90%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.40%) Solaris
6 3 (0.30%) Android
6 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.20%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (35.74%) Asset Management
3 291 (29.22%) Software Engineering
4 222 (22.29%) Investment Management
5 157 (15.76%) Microservices
6 154 (15.46%) Business Analysis
7 136 (13.65%) Workflow
8 135 (13.55%) Analytics
9 105 (10.54%) Mentoring
10 96 (9.64%) Low Latency
11 89 (8.94%) Computer Science
12 85 (8.53%) Fintech
12 85 (8.53%) Quantitative Analysis
13 67 (6.73%) Scrum
14 65 (6.53%) Electronic Trading
15 64 (6.43%) Multithreading
16 58 (5.82%) Test Automation
17 57 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
18 53 (5.32%) Risk Management
19 52 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 523 (52.51%) Java
2 386 (38.76%) SQL
3 256 (25.70%) Python
4 242 (24.30%) C#
5 125 (12.55%) C++
6 116 (11.65%) JavaScript
7 111 (11.14%) R
8 67 (6.73%) Perl
9 29 (2.91%) MATLAB
10 27 (2.71%) Java 8
11 23 (2.31%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.81%) C
13 17 (1.71%) Korn
13 17 (1.71%) Ruby
14 16 (1.61%) Bourne shell
14 16 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.61%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.31%) Kotlin
16 11 (1.10%) Scala
17 9 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 119 (11.95%) Degree
2 22 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.00%) PhD
4 7 (0.70%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.50%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.20%) CCNP
7 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.10%) ACCA
8 1 (0.10%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.10%) CCIE
8 1 (0.10%) CIMA
8 1 (0.10%) FFIEC
8 1 (0.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.21%) QA
2 25 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 22 (2.21%) MiFID
4 21 (2.11%) EMIR
5 18 (1.81%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.90%) SEPA
7 6 (0.60%) PMO
7 6 (0.60%) PSD2
8 5 (0.50%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.50%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.40%) SLA
10 3 (0.30%) NIST
10 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.20%) GDPR
12 1 (0.10%) Basel II
12 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (3.51%) Docker
2 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (2.31%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.90%) Terraform
3 3 (0.30%) Icinga
3 3 (0.30%) Nagios
3 3 (0.30%) SCCM
3 3 (0.30%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.20%) Ansible
4 2 (0.20%) Control-M
4 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.10%) Automic
5 1 (0.10%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.10%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.10%) Puppet
5 1 (0.10%) Rancher
Vendors
1 170 (17.07%) Oracle
2 164 (16.47%) Charles River
3 144 (14.46%) SimCorp
4 133 (13.35%) Calypso
5 49 (4.92%) Bloomberg
6 46 (4.62%) Microsoft
7 34 (3.41%) Murex
8 33 (3.31%) ION Trading
9 23 (2.31%) Eze Castle Integration
10 21 (2.11%) Reuters
11 18 (1.81%) Sybase
12 15 (1.51%) Tradeweb
13 14 (1.41%) FXall
13 14 (1.41%) MarketAxess
14 13 (1.31%) Eze Software Group
14 13 (1.31%) Fidessa
15 12 (1.20%) FIS
15 12 (1.20%) Google
16 11 (1.10%) Solace
17 7 (0.70%) Barracuda Networks