Period
to 24 February 2021

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 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
England > London
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 179 177
Rank change year-on-year +37 -2 +29
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 653 1,065 1,255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.37% 2.11% 2.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.72% 5.09% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 640 927 1,007
Median annual salary £92,500 £92,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +27.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £59,750 £57,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £137,750 £142,500 £110,000
England median annual salary £92,500 £90,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +2.78% +24.14% -

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 11,414 20,906 25,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.45% 41.34% 41.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9,207 16,430 20,553
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £111,250 £112,625 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 24 February 2021.

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 February 2021. 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 +74 128 £87,500 +9.38% 43
East London +21 3 £65,000 -45.83% 4
South London +29 2 £115,000 +43.75%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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).

1 447 (68.45%) Finance
2 396 (60.64%) Front Office
3 356 (54.52%) Java
3 356 (54.52%) Equities
4 346 (52.99%) Fixed Income
5 299 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
6 290 (44.41%) Derivative
7 282 (43.19%) Python
8 260 (39.82%) Software Engineering
9 256 (39.20%) Hedge funds
10 251 (38.44%) JavaScript
11 242 (37.06%) Asset Management
11 242 (37.06%) AWS
12 233 (35.68%) React
13 211 (32.31%) AngularJS
14 198 (30.32%) Web Services
15 187 (28.64%) C#
15 187 (28.64%) Banking
16 173 (26.49%) SQL
17 156 (23.89%) Vue.js
18 147 (22.51%) Fintech
19 145 (22.21%) Investment Management
20 138 (21.13%) TypeScript
21 130 (19.91%) .NET
22 127 (19.45%) Investment Banking
23 120 (18.38%) Kotlin
24 109 (16.69%) Low Latency
25 101 (15.47%) C++
26 97 (14.85%) Electronic Trading
26 97 (14.85%) Serverless

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 37 (5.67%) Apache
2 10 (1.53%) Confluence
3 7 (1.07%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.31%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.15%) GemFire
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
2 12 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.61%) Figma
Business Applications
1 8 (1.23%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.31%) Eikon
3 2 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.15%) Actimize
4 1 (0.15%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 242 (37.06%) AWS
2 97 (14.85%) Serverless
3 95 (14.55%) AWS Lambda
4 91 (13.94%) Amazon S3
5 90 (13.78%) Amazon EC2
6 59 (9.04%) Azure
7 34 (5.21%) GCP
8 11 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 7 (1.07%) Power Platform
11 5 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.61%) npm
12 4 (0.61%) SaaS
13 3 (0.46%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (0.46%) Trello
14 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.31%) Microsoft 365
14 2 (0.31%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.31%) HTTP
2 1 (0.15%) 3G
2 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.15%) FTP
2 1 (0.15%) GPRS
2 1 (0.15%) GSM
2 1 (0.15%) UMTS
2 1 (0.15%) VSAT
2 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (13.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 32 (4.90%) Apache Ignite
3 19 (2.91%) SQL Server
4 16 (2.45%) NoSQL
5 15 (2.30%) KDB
6 12 (1.84%) Redis
7 9 (1.38%) Big Data
7 9 (1.38%) Hazelcast
8 8 (1.23%) Data Lake
9 7 (1.07%) Data Mart
10 5 (0.77%) DB2
10 5 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.77%) Power BI
10 5 (0.77%) Tableau
11 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.61%) Flink
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.46%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.46%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (4.13%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.37%) JIRA
3 19 (2.91%) GitLab
4 18 (2.76%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.14%) Maven
6 10 (1.53%) Mocha
7 9 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.92%) webpack
10 5 (0.77%) Ant
10 5 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.77%) JUnit
11 4 (0.61%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.46%) EasyMock
12 3 (0.46%) Mockito
12 3 (0.46%) Robot Framework
12 3 (0.46%) Selenium
13 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.31%) Storybook
General
1 447 (68.45%) Finance
2 396 (60.64%) Front Office
3 187 (28.64%) Banking
4 127 (19.45%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.91%) Back Office
6 16 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.30%) Advertising
8 10 (1.53%) French Language
9 9 (1.38%) Retail
10 5 (0.77%) Games
11 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Marketing
12 1 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 450 (68.91%) Developer
2 191 (29.25%) Software Engineer
3 159 (24.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 130 (19.91%) Java Developer
5 100 (15.31%) Python Developer
6 93 (14.24%) Python Engineer
7 80 (12.25%) Python Software Engineer
8 77 (11.79%) JavaScript Developer
9 63 (9.65%) .NET Developer
10 56 (8.58%) Senior Developer
11 55 (8.42%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 55 (8.42%) JavaScript Engineer
12 51 (7.81%) .NET Software Developer
12 51 (7.81%) React Developer
13 50 (7.66%) .NET Software Engineer
14 47 (7.20%) Analyst
14 47 (7.20%) AWS Developer
14 47 (7.20%) AWS Engineer
14 47 (7.20%) AWS Software Engineer
15 44 (6.74%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (35.68%) React
2 211 (32.31%) AngularJS
3 198 (30.32%) Web Services
4 156 (23.89%) Vue.js
5 130 (19.91%) .NET
6 92 (14.09%) .NET Core
7 62 (9.49%) Node.js
8 60 (9.19%) ASP.NET
9 54 (8.27%) ASP.NET Core
10 49 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
11 36 (5.51%) HTML
12 27 (4.13%) Spring
13 26 (3.98%) Kafka
14 20 (3.06%) CSS
15 19 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
15 19 (2.91%) Redux
16 18 (2.76%) REST
17 14 (2.14%) GraphQL
17 14 (2.14%) Middleware
17 14 (2.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 356 (54.52%) Equities
2 346 (52.99%) Fixed Income
3 290 (44.41%) Derivative
4 256 (39.20%) Hedge funds
5 61 (9.34%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (5.21%) Market Risk
7 33 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (5.05%) User Experience
8 26 (3.98%) Algorithms
8 26 (3.98%) Data Structures
9 24 (3.68%) Credit Derivative
10 19 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (2.76%) Credit Risk
12 14 (2.14%) Blog
13 11 (1.68%) Exotic Derivative
13 11 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (1.53%) OTC Derivatives
14 10 (1.53%) Reference Data
15 7 (1.07%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 58 (8.88%) Linux
2 22 (3.37%) Unix
3 12 (1.84%) Windows
4 4 (0.61%) Android
4 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (39.82%) Software Engineering
3 242 (37.06%) Asset Management
4 147 (22.51%) Fintech
5 145 (22.21%) Investment Management
6 109 (16.69%) Low Latency
7 97 (14.85%) Electronic Trading
8 96 (14.70%) Analytics
8 96 (14.70%) Multithreading
9 79 (12.10%) Microservices
10 63 (9.65%) Machine Learning
11 58 (8.88%) Computer Science
12 56 (8.58%) Migration
13 51 (7.81%) Artificial Intelligence
14 49 (7.50%) Risk Management
15 45 (6.89%) Portfolio Management
16 41 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
17 40 (6.13%) Mathematics
18 38 (5.82%) SDLC
19 34 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 356 (54.52%) Java
2 282 (43.19%) Python
3 251 (38.44%) JavaScript
4 187 (28.64%) C#
5 173 (26.49%) SQL
6 138 (21.13%) TypeScript
7 120 (18.38%) Kotlin
8 101 (15.47%) C++
9 58 (8.88%) Scala
10 39 (5.97%) Java 8
11 32 (4.90%) Clojure
12 10 (1.53%) ES6
12 10 (1.53%) PHP
13 9 (1.38%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.38%) Erlang
13 9 (1.38%) Perl
13 9 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.07%) C
15 6 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (8.27%) Degree
2 19 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.14%) Master's Degree
4 13 (1.99%) PhD
5 4 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.46%) ISEB
6 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.83%) QA
2 14 (2.14%) MiFID
3 12 (1.84%) EMIR
4 11 (1.68%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.46%) PSD2
6 2 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (6.13%) Docker
2 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (5.51%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.30%) Terraform
3 8 (1.23%) Grafana
4 4 (0.61%) Ansible
4 4 (0.61%) Kibana
5 3 (0.46%) Graphite
6 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 25 (3.83%) Murex
2 18 (2.76%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.14%) Oracle
3 14 (2.14%) TIBCO
4 11 (1.68%) Solace
5 10 (1.53%) Sophis
6 9 (1.38%) Bloomberg
7 7 (1.07%) Google
7 7 (1.07%) IBM
8 6 (0.92%) Splunk
9 5 (0.77%) Calypso
9 5 (0.77%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.61%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.46%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.46%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.46%) Reuters
11 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.46%) SAP
11 3 (0.46%) VMware
12 2 (0.31%) SunGard