Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 201 146
Rank change year-on-year +45 -55 +5
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,575 1,218 1,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.24% 1.71% 2.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.64% 3.72% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 824 958 1,607
London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £49,125 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £113,750 £105,300
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +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 33,976 32,753 40,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.41% 46.06% 48.06%
Number of salaries quoted 25,768 27,675 33,288
London median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.46% +1.82%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,300 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +6.52%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -10 305 £75,000 - 45
West London +9 27 £75,000 +15.38% 6
East London -19 14 £75,000 -34.78% 1
South London -2 3 £55,000 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 1,222 (77.59%) Finance
2 910 (57.78%) Banking
3 737 (46.79%) Investment Banking
4 572 (36.32%) Java
5 571 (36.25%) Asset Management
6 556 (35.30%) Front Office
7 542 (34.41%) Wealth Management
8 536 (34.03%) Retail Banking
9 531 (33.71%) Derivative
10 422 (26.79%) Equities
11 411 (26.10%) Fixed Income
12 403 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
13 396 (25.14%) SQL
14 343 (21.78%) Linux
15 313 (19.87%) Analytical Skills
16 295 (18.73%) Low Latency
17 293 (18.60%) Multithreading
18 274 (17.40%) Electronic Trading
19 256 (16.25%) C++
20 246 (15.62%) Risk Management
21 221 (14.03%) Degree
22 219 (13.90%) SDLC
23 216 (13.71%) Unix
24 215 (13.65%) C#
25 196 (12.44%) Project Management
26 191 (12.13%) Python
27 161 (10.22%) Murex
27 161 (10.22%) Fintech
28 160 (10.16%) OO
29 154 (9.78%) FIX Protocol

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 69 (4.38%) Apache
2 45 (2.86%) Confluence
3 33 (2.10%) Tomcat
4 31 (1.97%) DataSynapse
5 17 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
6 11 (0.70%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.38%) CMS
7 6 (0.38%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.25%) IIS
9 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.13%) nginx
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.063%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.063%) JBoss
10 1 (0.063%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.063%) SAS
10 1 (0.063%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.063%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.063%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 82 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.063%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.063%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (2.79%) ION MarketView
2 32 (2.03%) Actimize
3 21 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (1.14%) MetaTrader
5 16 (1.02%) SAP CO
5 16 (1.02%) SAP FI
5 16 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
5 16 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.44%) RMDS
7 6 (0.38%) Kondor
8 4 (0.25%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.25%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.25%) Workfront
9 3 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.19%) Summit
10 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.13%) Murex MxG2000
11 1 (0.063%) Eze OMS
11 1 (0.063%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (0.76%) Office 365
4 7 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (0.44%) Yarn
5 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.19%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.19%) IaaS
6 3 (0.19%) Lucidchart
6 3 (0.19%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.19%) SaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Akamai
7 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.13%) Cloudflare
7 2 (0.13%) Force.com
7 2 (0.13%) npm
8 1 (0.063%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.40%) WAN
2 18 (1.14%) LAN
2 18 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.89%) DNS
3 14 (0.89%) FIX Connectivity
4 13 (0.83%) Multicast
5 12 (0.76%) DHCP
6 7 (0.44%) LDAP
6 7 (0.44%) VPN
7 6 (0.38%) Firewall
7 6 (0.38%) NetScaler
8 5 (0.32%) ATM
8 5 (0.32%) BGP
8 5 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.32%) MPLS
8 5 (0.32%) OSPF
8 5 (0.32%) tcpdump
8 5 (0.32%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.25%) EIGRP
9 4 (0.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 39 (2.48%) Blockchain
4 35 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 29 (1.84%) KDB
6 28 (1.78%) Big Data
7 24 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 24 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.27%) MySQL
9 19 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.44%) HBase
12 5 (0.32%) Sybase ASE
13 4 (0.25%) Data Mart
13 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.19%) Infinispan
14 3 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 137 (8.70%) JIRA
2 79 (5.02%) Git (software)
3 45 (2.86%) TeamCity
4 34 (2.16%) Jenkins
5 31 (1.97%) GCC
6 28 (1.78%) Maven
7 22 (1.40%) SoapUI
8 19 (1.21%) Selenium
9 18 (1.14%) Gradle
10 15 (0.95%) Artifactory
10 15 (0.95%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.76%) Subversion
11 12 (0.76%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.70%) JUnit
13 10 (0.63%) webpack
14 9 (0.57%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.51%) GoogleTest
16 7 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (0.38%) FitNesse
General
1 1,222 (77.59%) Finance
2 910 (57.78%) Banking
3 737 (46.79%) Investment Banking
4 556 (35.30%) Front Office
5 536 (34.03%) Retail Banking
6 111 (7.05%) Back Office
7 42 (2.67%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.46%) Advertising
9 12 (0.76%) Games
9 12 (0.76%) Legal
10 10 (0.63%) French Language
10 10 (0.63%) Retail
11 9 (0.57%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.44%) Marketing
12 7 (0.44%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.25%) International Banking
13 4 (0.25%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Law
14 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 697 (44.25%) Developer
2 393 (24.95%) Analyst
3 269 (17.08%) Java Developer
4 201 (12.76%) Business Analyst
5 154 (9.78%) Senior Developer
6 112 (7.11%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 96 (6.10%) Support Analyst
8 90 (5.71%) C# Developer
9 83 (5.27%) C++ Developer
10 75 (4.76%) Project Manager
11 70 (4.44%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 69 (4.38%) Quantitative Developer
13 63 (4.00%) Consultant
13 63 (4.00%) Market Data Developer
14 60 (3.81%) Applications Support
15 57 (3.62%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 56 (3.56%) .NET Developer
17 55 (3.49%) Banking Analyst
17 55 (3.49%) Credit Analyst
18 54 (3.43%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (9.78%) FIX Protocol
2 103 (6.54%) HTML
3 92 (5.84%) HTML5
4 88 (5.59%) .NET
4 88 (5.59%) React
5 70 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 69 (4.38%) REST
7 54 (3.43%) CSS
8 48 (3.05%) JSON
9 45 (2.86%) Akka
10 41 (2.60%) WPF
11 40 (2.54%) WebSockets
12 39 (2.48%) Swing
13 36 (2.29%) WCF
14 35 (2.22%) CSS3
15 31 (1.97%) CORBA
15 31 (1.97%) Spring MVC
15 31 (1.97%) Web Services
16 28 (1.78%) Redux
17 27 (1.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 531 (33.71%) Derivative
2 422 (26.79%) Equities
3 411 (26.10%) Fixed Income
4 313 (19.87%) Analytical Skills
5 161 (10.22%) Fintech
6 114 (7.24%) Credit Risk
7 87 (5.52%) Computer Science
8 74 (4.70%) OTC Derivatives
9 73 (4.63%) Market Risk
10 61 (3.87%) Data Structures
10 61 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
11 60 (3.81%) Credit Derivative
12 58 (3.68%) Algorithms
13 56 (3.56%) Equity Derivative
14 50 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
15 47 (2.98%) Eurex
16 43 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
17 40 (2.54%) Client/Server
18 36 (2.29%) Hedge funds
19 32 (2.03%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 343 (21.78%) Linux
2 216 (13.71%) Unix
3 126 (8.00%) Windows
4 40 (2.54%) Solaris
5 14 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.83%) Android
7 7 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.32%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.063%) CentOS
10 1 (0.063%) Fedora
10 1 (0.063%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (36.25%) Asset Management
2 542 (34.41%) Wealth Management
3 403 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
4 295 (18.73%) Low Latency
5 293 (18.60%) Multithreading
6 274 (17.40%) Electronic Trading
7 246 (15.62%) Risk Management
8 219 (13.90%) SDLC
9 196 (12.44%) Project Management
10 160 (10.16%) OO
11 154 (9.78%) Test Automation
12 138 (8.76%) Business Analysis
13 131 (8.32%) Mathematics
14 115 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
14 115 (7.30%) ITIL
15 114 (7.24%) TDD
16 102 (6.48%) Analytics
16 102 (6.48%) Software Delivery
17 100 (6.35%) Algorithmic Trading
18 95 (6.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 572 (36.32%) Java
2 396 (25.14%) SQL
3 256 (16.25%) C++
4 215 (13.65%) C#
5 191 (12.13%) Python
6 123 (7.81%) JavaScript
7 69 (4.38%) Shell Script
8 65 (4.13%) C
9 43 (2.73%) T-SQL
10 38 (2.41%) Perl
11 35 (2.22%) MATLAB
12 31 (1.97%) VBA
13 30 (1.90%) Scala
14 28 (1.78%) R
15 23 (1.46%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.27%) PHP
17 18 (1.14%) PL/SQL
17 18 (1.14%) TypeScript
18 15 (0.95%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.89%) ES6
Qualifications
1 221 (14.03%) Degree
2 27 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.40%) ISEB
4 20 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (0.83%) PhD
6 11 (0.70%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.38%) CISSP
8 5 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.25%) CCIE
9 4 (0.25%) CCNP
9 4 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.19%) CISA
10 3 (0.19%) CISM
10 3 (0.19%) PMP
10 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.13%) MCSE
11 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.13%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.97%) QA
2 53 (3.37%) MiFID
3 48 (3.05%) Basel III
4 27 (1.71%) EMIR
5 23 (1.46%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.63%) PMO
7 6 (0.38%) SLA
8 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.25%) FATCA
10 3 (0.19%) SEPA
11 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.13%) FINRA
11 2 (0.13%) GDPR
11 2 (0.13%) UCITS
12 1 (0.063%) IFRS
12 1 (0.063%) PSD2
12 1 (0.063%) TARGET2
System Software
1 15 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.63%) Docker
3 7 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.13%) Corosync
6 2 (0.13%) NFS
6 2 (0.13%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.063%) HDFS
7 1 (0.063%) KVM
7 1 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.063%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.063%) vSphere
7 1 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
1 14 (0.89%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.57%) SCCM
3 8 (0.51%) Ansible
4 7 (0.44%) Puppet
5 6 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.25%) Nagios
7 3 (0.19%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.19%) Pacemaker
8 2 (0.13%) Check_MK
8 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.13%) logstash
8 2 (0.13%) Packer
8 2 (0.13%) Terraform
8 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.063%) Linux-HA
9 1 (0.063%) RANCID
9 1 (0.063%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 161 (10.22%) Murex
2 118 (7.49%) Microsoft
3 106 (6.73%) Oracle
4 60 (3.81%) Sybase
5 56 (3.56%) ION Trading
6 43 (2.73%) TIBCO
7 33 (2.10%) Reuters
8 30 (1.90%) Bloomberg
8 30 (1.90%) Calypso
9 18 (1.14%) Charles River
9 18 (1.14%) SAP
10 16 (1.02%) Zend
11 15 (0.95%) Citrix
11 15 (0.95%) StreamBase
12 14 (0.89%) Google
13 11 (0.70%) Cisco
13 11 (0.70%) FXall
13 11 (0.70%) Splunk
13 11 (0.70%) Wallstreet Suite
14 10 (0.63%) Sun