Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 218 219
Rank change year-on-year +43 +1 -34
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,200 1,152 1,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.98% 1.65% 1.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.36% 3.62% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 936 942 827
London median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £111,250 £120,000 £115,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -3.45% - +3.57%

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 27,503 31,851 30,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 45.30% 45.49% 44.77%
Number of salaries quoted 21,741 25,482 25,390
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -19 214 £75,000 - 31
West London +31 9 £70,000 +30.23% 15
East London +11 7 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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).

1 758 (63.17%) Finance
2 718 (59.83%) Equities
3 669 (55.75%) Fixed Income
4 630 (52.50%) Banking
5 621 (51.75%) Derivative
6 536 (44.67%) SQL
7 531 (44.25%) Front Office
8 478 (39.83%) Java
9 444 (37.00%) Asset Management
10 389 (32.42%) Hedge funds
11 373 (31.08%) C#
12 332 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
13 312 (26.00%) Investment Management
14 290 (24.17%) Software Engineering
15 275 (22.92%) Degree
16 252 (21.00%) Oracle
17 221 (18.42%) FIX Protocol
18 212 (17.67%) Wealth Management
19 211 (17.58%) thinkFolio
20 210 (17.50%) Computer Science
21 205 (17.08%) C++
22 199 (16.58%) .NET
23 194 (16.17%) Python
24 186 (15.50%) Investment Banking
25 174 (14.50%) Charles River
26 167 (13.92%) XML
27 165 (13.75%) Unix
28 160 (13.33%) Workflow
29 156 (13.00%) Oracle Workflow
30 154 (12.83%) Fintech

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
1 156 (13.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 55 (4.58%) Apache
3 53 (4.42%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.67%) IIS
5 7 (0.58%) CMS
5 7 (0.58%) Confluence
6 6 (0.50%) Jupyter
7 5 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.33%) WordPress
9 2 (0.17%) GemFire
10 1 (0.083%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.083%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.083%) JBoss
10 1 (0.083%) Mule
10 1 (0.083%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.083%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 211 (17.58%) thinkFolio
2 67 (5.58%) Temenos T24
3 50 (4.17%) Markit EDM
4 47 (3.92%) Front Arena
5 14 (1.17%) Misys Midas
6 13 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (1.08%) Eze OMS
7 9 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
7 9 (0.75%) Eagle PACE
8 5 (0.42%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.42%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.083%) PRMS
Cloud Services
1 74 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (4.50%) SaaS
3 35 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (2.50%) PaaS
5 15 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (1.17%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 7 (0.58%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.50%) Cloudflare
9 4 (0.33%) GitHub
9 4 (0.33%) Heroku
9 4 (0.33%) Office 365
10 3 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.25%) NuGet
10 3 (0.25%) Serverless
11 2 (0.17%) IaaS
12 1 (0.083%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 78 (6.50%) FIX Connectivity
2 10 (0.83%) DNS
3 6 (0.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.50%) VLAN
3 6 (0.50%) VPN
4 4 (0.33%) DHCP
5 2 (0.17%) BGP
5 2 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.17%) EIGRP
5 2 (0.17%) ExtremeXOS
5 2 (0.17%) Internet
5 2 (0.17%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.17%) Multicast
5 2 (0.17%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.17%) OSPF
5 2 (0.17%) SNMP
5 2 (0.17%) Unicast
5 2 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.83%) Crystal Reports
3 28 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 24 (2.00%) Big Data
5 18 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 16 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
8 14 (1.17%) MySQL
9 13 (1.08%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.92%) KDB
11 9 (0.75%) MS Access
12 8 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.50%) Kdb+
15 5 (0.42%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.42%) Power BI
15 5 (0.42%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 39 (3.25%) Git (software)
2 37 (3.08%) JIRA
3 30 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 20 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.33%) Selenium
7 15 (1.25%) Maven
8 14 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.83%) HP UFT
10 9 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.67%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.58%) JMeter
12 7 (0.58%) NUnit
13 6 (0.50%) Gradle
13 6 (0.50%) webpack
14 4 (0.33%) Appium
14 4 (0.33%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.25%) Jasmine
15 3 (0.25%) Karma Test Runner
15 3 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 758 (63.17%) Finance
2 630 (52.50%) Banking
3 531 (44.25%) Front Office
4 186 (15.50%) Investment Banking
5 105 (8.75%) Games
6 62 (5.17%) Back Office
7 51 (4.25%) French Language
7 51 (4.25%) German Language
7 51 (4.25%) Italian Language
7 51 (4.25%) Spanish Language
8 26 (2.17%) Advertising
9 19 (1.58%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.33%) Marketing
11 15 (1.25%) General Ledger
12 10 (0.83%) Retail
13 3 (0.25%) Billing
13 3 (0.25%) Law
13 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.083%) Electronics
14 1 (0.083%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 526 (43.83%) Developer
2 256 (21.33%) Analyst
3 186 (15.50%) Java Developer
4 167 (13.92%) Business Analyst
5 133 (11.08%) C# Developer
6 121 (10.08%) Applications Support
7 102 (8.50%) Support Engineer
8 98 (8.17%) Consultant
9 95 (7.92%) SQL Developer
10 77 (6.42%) Senior Developer
11 74 (6.17%) Applications Engineer
12 69 (5.75%) .NET Developer
13 68 (5.67%) Applications Support Engineer
14 57 (4.75%) Implementation Consultant
15 53 (4.42%) Support Analyst
16 50 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
17 47 (3.92%) C# Software Developer
17 47 (3.92%) Software Engineer
18 45 (3.75%) Java Consultant
18 45 (3.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (18.42%) FIX Protocol
2 199 (16.58%) .NET
3 167 (13.92%) XML
4 153 (12.75%) AngularJS
5 128 (10.67%) React
6 106 (8.83%) ASP.NET
7 94 (7.83%) J2EE
8 82 (6.83%) HTML
9 80 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 73 (6.08%) Vue.js
11 70 (5.83%) REST
12 57 (4.75%) WCF
13 56 (4.67%) WPF
14 53 (4.42%) CSS
15 49 (4.08%) J2SE
16 44 (3.67%) HTML5
17 42 (3.50%) Web Services
18 28 (2.33%) CSS3
19 23 (1.92%) Node.js
20 21 (1.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 718 (59.83%) Equities
2 669 (55.75%) Fixed Income
3 621 (51.75%) Derivative
4 389 (32.42%) Hedge funds
5 154 (12.83%) Fintech
6 114 (9.50%) Management Information System
7 66 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
8 51 (4.25%) Credit Derivative
9 50 (4.17%) OTC Derivatives
10 47 (3.92%) Equity Derivative
11 45 (3.75%) Algorithms
12 44 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
13 33 (2.75%) Market Risk
14 28 (2.33%) Data Structures
14 28 (2.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 18 (1.50%) SWIFT
16 16 (1.33%) Credit Risk
16 16 (1.33%) Exotic Derivative
17 14 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
18 12 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 165 (13.75%) Unix
2 143 (11.92%) Linux
3 73 (6.08%) Windows
4 26 (2.17%) Solaris
5 17 (1.42%) CentOS
5 17 (1.42%) Fedora
6 15 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.75%) SUSE
7 9 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.75%) Windows NT
8 8 (0.67%) AIX
8 8 (0.67%) HPUX
9 7 (0.58%) Android
9 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (37.00%) Asset Management
2 332 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
3 312 (26.00%) Investment Management
4 290 (24.17%) Software Engineering
5 212 (17.67%) Wealth Management
6 210 (17.50%) Computer Science
7 160 (13.33%) Workflow
8 134 (11.17%) Test Automation
9 130 (10.83%) Decision-Making
10 115 (9.58%) User Stories
11 113 (9.42%) Change Management
12 111 (9.25%) Information Security
13 110 (9.17%) Portfolio Management
14 109 (9.08%) Microservices
15 108 (9.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 103 (8.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 102 (8.50%) Business Analysis
18 87 (7.25%) Scrum
19 80 (6.67%) Low Latency
20 71 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 536 (44.67%) SQL
2 478 (39.83%) Java
3 373 (31.08%) C#
4 205 (17.08%) C++
5 194 (16.17%) Python
6 119 (9.92%) Perl
7 104 (8.67%) JavaScript
8 73 (6.08%) Bash Shell
9 63 (5.25%) PL/SQL
10 61 (5.08%) Ruby
11 40 (3.33%) MATLAB
12 28 (2.33%) R
13 27 (2.25%) Bourne shell
13 27 (2.25%) Korn
14 23 (1.92%) C
15 18 (1.50%) ES6
15 18 (1.50%) VBA
16 17 (1.42%) Java 8
16 17 (1.42%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 275 (22.92%) Degree
2 24 (2.00%) SAFe Agilist
3 16 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.25%) Master's Degree
4 15 (1.25%) PhD
5 7 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.50%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.17%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.083%) ACCA
10 1 (0.083%) CIMA
10 1 (0.083%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.083%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.083%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (12.25%) QA
2 24 (2.00%) MiFID
3 18 (1.50%) EMIR
4 16 (1.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 14 (1.17%) ISO 20022
5 14 (1.17%) ISO 8583
5 14 (1.17%) SEPA
6 10 (0.83%) SLA
7 4 (0.33%) PMO
8 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.17%) FATCA
8 2 (0.17%) GDPR
9 1 (0.083%) GAAP
9 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.083%) PSD2
System Software
1 34 (2.83%) Docker
2 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (3.25%) Icinga
1 39 (3.25%) Nagios
1 39 (3.25%) ZABBIX
2 17 (1.42%) Terraform
3 15 (1.25%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.75%) Ansible
5 8 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.17%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.17%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.17%) SCCM
6 2 (0.17%) WSUS
7 1 (0.083%) Puppet
Vendors
1 252 (21.00%) Oracle
2 174 (14.50%) Charles River
3 85 (7.08%) Bloomberg
4 83 (6.92%) Reuters
5 77 (6.42%) Calypso
6 61 (5.08%) FXall
7 60 (5.00%) MarketAxess
7 60 (5.00%) Tradeweb
8 51 (4.25%) ION Trading
9 49 (4.08%) Eze Software Group
10 47 (3.92%) SimCorp
11 41 (3.42%) Microsoft
12 39 (3.25%) SolarWinds
13 30 (2.50%) Murex
14 19 (1.58%) TIBCO
15 18 (1.50%) Google
16 17 (1.42%) Red Hat
17 16 (1.33%) FIS
18 13 (1.08%) Sybase
19 11 (0.92%) Fidessa