Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for FIX Protocol skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FIX Protocol over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 754 578 818
Rank change year-on-year -176 +240 -160
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 318 155 264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.63% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 252 145 221
10th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £53,750
25th Percentile £69,688 £62,500 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +22.22%
75th Percentile £103,750 £85,000 £115,000
90th Percentile £122,250 £103,750 £125,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +47.83% +15.00% -4.76%

FIX Protocol is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 49,917 24,574 52,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.02% 43.78% 38.35%
Number of salaries quoted 32,346 21,255 43,408
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing FIX Protocol.

Salary trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing FIX Protocol over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 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
England -133 309 £85,000 +6.25% 56
London -105 299 £85,000 +6.25% 52
Work from Home -209 42 £85,000 -5.56% 2
UK excluding London -211 13 £85,000 +47.83% 4
South East - 5 £85,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -41 3 £70,000 -30.00%
Midlands - 3 £80,000 -
North West -95 2 £92,500 +60.87% 2
North of England -125 2 £92,500 +60.87% 3
West Midlands - 2 £80,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £165,000 -

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT jobs citing FIX Protocol 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 with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 185 (58.18%) Finance
2 142 (44.65%) Java
3 117 (36.79%) Linux
4 102 (32.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 89 (27.99%) Front Office
6 84 (26.42%) SQL
7 82 (25.79%) Unix
8 78 (24.53%) Python
9 76 (23.90%) Banking
10 69 (21.70%) Electronic Trading
10 69 (21.70%) Social Skills
11 68 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
12 62 (19.50%) Equities
13 61 (19.18%) Low Latency
14 53 (16.67%) Windows
15 49 (15.41%) JavaScript
15 49 (15.41%) Algorithms
16 45 (14.15%) Software Engineering
17 43 (13.52%) SQL Server
18 41 (12.89%) Oracle
18 41 (12.89%) Fixed Income
18 41 (12.89%) Spring
19 39 (12.26%) Multithreading
20 37 (11.64%) Bash Shell
20 37 (11.64%) C#
21 36 (11.32%) DevOps
21 36 (11.32%) Microservices
22 34 (10.69%) SDLC
23 33 (10.38%) Greenfield Project
23 33 (10.38%) Derivative

FIX Protocol
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (4.40%) Confluence
2 7 (2.20%) Jetty
3 5 (1.57%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.94%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.63%) GemFire
5 2 (0.63%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.31%) Minerva
2 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.23%) AWS
2 12 (3.77%) GitHub
3 10 (3.14%) Azure
4 5 (1.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (1.57%) GCP
4 5 (1.57%) Serverless
5 4 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.26%) PaaS
6 3 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.94%) AWS Step Functions
6 3 (0.94%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.63%) Pulumi
7 2 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.63%) Slack
8 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.31%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.81%) FIX Connectivity
2 26 (8.18%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.09%) Multicast
4 12 (3.77%) HTTP
5 9 (2.83%) DHCP
5 9 (2.83%) DNS
5 9 (2.83%) Firewall
6 4 (1.26%) Telnet
6 4 (1.26%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.94%) BGP
7 3 (0.94%) OSPF
8 2 (0.63%) LAN
8 2 (0.63%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.63%) WAN
8 2 (0.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.29%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.14%) KDB
4 10 (3.14%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.14%) MySQL
5 7 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (2.20%) Blockchain
5 7 (2.20%) Kdb+
5 7 (2.20%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.89%) Redis
7 5 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.57%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.94%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.94%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.63%) Big Data
9 2 (0.63%) DB2
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.18%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.86%) JIRA
4 17 (5.35%) Maven
5 14 (4.40%) Ant
6 11 (3.46%) Gradle
7 10 (3.14%) GitLab
7 10 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (2.83%) Bitbucket
8 9 (2.83%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.52%) IntelliJ
9 8 (2.52%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.20%) Apache Ivy
10 7 (2.20%) Concordion
10 7 (2.20%) JUnit
10 7 (2.20%) Mercurial
10 7 (2.20%) Mockito
10 7 (2.20%) NetBeans
10 7 (2.20%) Visual Studio Code
11 6 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 185 (58.18%) Finance
2 89 (27.99%) Front Office
3 76 (23.90%) Banking
4 69 (21.70%) Social Skills
5 31 (9.75%) Investment Banking
6 27 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (7.55%) Back Office
7 24 (7.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 19 (5.97%) Financial Institution
9 12 (3.77%) Retail
10 7 (2.20%) Marketing
11 6 (1.89%) Advertising
12 5 (1.57%) International Banking
12 5 (1.57%) Legal
13 4 (1.26%) Wholesale Banking
14 3 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.31%) Presentation Skills
15 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (41.82%) Developer
2 88 (27.67%) Java Developer
3 65 (20.44%) Analyst
4 57 (17.92%) Applications Support
5 36 (11.32%) Support Analyst
6 30 (9.43%) Senior Developer
7 28 (8.81%) Applications Support Analyst
8 26 (8.18%) Business Analyst
9 25 (7.86%) Real Time Developer
10 18 (5.66%) Front Office Developer
11 17 (5.35%) FIX Analyst
11 17 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (5.03%) Support Specialist
13 15 (4.72%) C# Developer
14 14 (4.40%) Unix Support
15 13 (4.09%) Financial Analyst
15 13 (4.09%) FIX Business Analyst
15 13 (4.09%) Support Engineer
16 12 (3.77%) Software Engineer
17 11 (3.46%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.89%) Spring
2 28 (8.81%) REST
2 28 (8.81%) Spring Boot
3 27 (8.49%) Web Services
4 26 (8.18%) React
5 19 (5.97%) XML
6 18 (5.66%) .NET
7 15 (4.72%) JSON
7 15 (4.72%) Kafka
8 12 (3.77%) Node.js
8 12 (3.77%) Swing
8 12 (3.77%) WebSockets
9 9 (2.83%) AngularJS
9 9 (2.83%) JPA
10 8 (2.52%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (2.52%) RESTful
11 7 (2.20%) JAX-RS
11 7 (2.20%) JMS
11 7 (2.20%) React Native
11 7 (2.20%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 102 (32.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 62 (19.50%) Equities
3 49 (15.41%) Algorithms
4 41 (12.89%) Fixed Income
5 33 (10.38%) Derivative
5 33 (10.38%) Greenfield Project
6 32 (10.06%) Virtual Team
7 31 (9.75%) Hedge funds
8 26 (8.18%) Data Structures
9 17 (5.35%) SWIFT
10 13 (4.09%) Eurex
11 12 (3.77%) Client/Server
12 8 (2.52%) Data Centre
12 8 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (2.52%) User Experience
13 7 (2.20%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
15 5 (1.57%) Blog
15 5 (1.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 117 (36.79%) Linux
2 82 (25.79%) Unix
3 53 (16.67%) Windows
4 17 (5.35%) CentOS
5 9 (2.83%) Solaris
5 9 (2.83%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.20%) Android
6 7 (2.20%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.70%) Electronic Trading
2 68 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (19.18%) Low Latency
4 45 (14.15%) Software Engineering
5 39 (12.26%) Multithreading
6 36 (11.32%) DevOps
6 36 (11.32%) Microservices
7 34 (10.69%) SDLC
8 28 (8.81%) Order Management
9 27 (8.49%) ITIL
10 25 (7.86%) Mentoring
11 24 (7.55%) Algorithmic Trading
11 24 (7.55%) Fintech
12 22 (6.92%) Test Automation
13 21 (6.60%) Event-Driven
14 20 (6.29%) OOP
15 18 (5.66%) Multithreaded Programming
16 17 (5.35%) OO
16 17 (5.35%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (5.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 142 (44.65%) Java
2 84 (26.42%) SQL
3 78 (24.53%) Python
4 49 (15.41%) JavaScript
5 37 (11.64%) Bash Shell
5 37 (11.64%) C#
6 31 (9.75%) Perl
7 28 (8.81%) C++
8 26 (8.18%) Shell Script
9 19 (5.97%) TypeScript
10 15 (4.72%) Java 8
10 15 (4.72%) PowerShell
11 14 (4.40%) Java 11
12 9 (2.83%) Ruby
12 9 (2.83%) Scala
13 8 (2.52%) Go
13 8 (2.52%) Rust
14 6 (1.89%) C
15 5 (1.57%) ES6
15 5 (1.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (7.55%) Degree
2 10 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.20%) CHECK Team Member
4 5 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.63%) ISEB
6 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.31%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.55%) QA
2 11 (3.46%) MiFID
3 3 (0.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.31%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (8.18%) Docker
2 4 (1.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (7.55%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.20%) Prometheus
3 5 (1.57%) Ansible
3 5 (1.57%) Nagios
4 3 (0.94%) Grafana
4 3 (0.94%) Icinga
4 3 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.94%) Puppet
5 2 (0.63%) Kibana
5 2 (0.63%) Rancher
Vendors
1 41 (12.89%) Oracle
2 29 (9.12%) Bloomberg
3 26 (8.18%) Fidessa
4 19 (5.97%) Trayport
5 18 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.66%) Red Hat
6 17 (5.35%) Solace
7 14 (4.40%) Charles River
8 13 (4.09%) ION Trading
9 12 (3.77%) CQG
9 12 (3.77%) Patsystems
9 12 (3.77%) Reuters
10 11 (3.46%) Portware
10 11 (3.46%) Tradeweb
11 10 (3.14%) TIBCO
12 8 (2.52%) Splunk
13 7 (2.20%) Apple
14 6 (1.89%) Google
15 5 (1.57%) Dynatrace
15 5 (1.57%) Sun