Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 726 565
Rank change year-on-year +171 -161 +99
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 793 534 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.28% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 0.72% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 523 456 814
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £107,500 £100,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +31.82% +10.00% +17.65%

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 72426 74194 82052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.10% 39.01% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 60216 64420 70119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.33%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FIX Protocol.

Salary trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Protocol over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +152 787 £67,500 -3.57% 69
London +98 767 £67,500 -3.57% 64
UK excluding London +34 26 £72,500 +31.82% 7
South East +43 15 £80,000 +45.45% 1
Scotland -10 7 £55,000 +12.82% 2
North of England -12 4 £65,000 +160.00% 3
North West -25 4 £65,000 +160.00% 3
Midlands +30 1 £45,000 -30.77% 1
Northern Ireland -25 1 - -
South West - 1 £65,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 586 (73.90%) Finance
2 358 (45.15%) Banking
3 315 (39.72%) SQL
4 305 (38.46%) Java
5 279 (35.18%) Unix
6 257 (32.41%) Investment Banking
7 248 (31.27%) Front Office
8 246 (31.02%) Linux
8 246 (31.02%) Electronic Trading
9 224 (28.25%) Low Latency
10 217 (27.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 210 (26.48%) Asset Management
12 207 (26.10%) Equities
13 194 (24.46%) Retail Banking
14 192 (24.21%) Wealth Management
15 190 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
16 162 (20.43%) Multithreading
17 144 (18.16%) Oracle
18 126 (15.89%) Derivative
19 120 (15.13%) XML
20 116 (14.63%) Python
21 114 (14.38%) Fixed Income
22 99 (12.48%) SQL Server
23 96 (12.11%) Client Onboarding
24 92 (11.60%) Software Delivery
25 91 (11.48%) Perl
25 91 (11.48%) Windows
26 62 (7.82%) JavaScript
26 62 (7.82%) QA
27 60 (7.57%) Sybase

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 11 (1.39%) Apache
2 9 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (1.01%) IIS
4 4 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.25%) Confluence
6 2 (0.25%) JBoss
7 1 (0.13%) CMS
7 1 (0.13%) GemFire
Applications
1 27 (3.40%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (1.64%) thinkFolio
2 11 (1.39%) MetaTrader
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (0.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 3 (0.38%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.13%) Eze OMS
5 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.81%) FIX Connectivity
1 54 (6.81%) TCP/IP
2 35 (4.41%) LAN
3 31 (3.91%) WAN
4 30 (3.78%) Firewall
5 27 (3.40%) Intranet
6 16 (2.02%) Multicast
7 11 (1.39%) BGP
7 11 (1.39%) OSPF
8 9 (1.13%) DNS
9 7 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.88%) DHCP
9 7 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (0.88%) iSCSI
10 6 (0.76%) NetScaler
10 6 (0.76%) SAN
11 4 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.50%) DMVPN
11 4 (0.50%) FTP
11 4 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 23 (2.90%) RDBMS
4 18 (2.27%) MySQL
5 17 (2.14%) KDB
6 16 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.39%) Blockchain
10 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.88%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.63%) Big Data
13 4 (0.50%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
15 2 (0.25%) InterSystems Cache
15 2 (0.25%) Kdb+
15 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (5.17%) Toad
2 33 (4.16%) JIRA
3 32 (4.04%) Maven
4 27 (3.40%) MagicDraw
4 27 (3.40%) XMLSpy
5 26 (3.28%) Git (software)
6 21 (2.65%) JUnit
6 21 (2.65%) Subversion
7 20 (2.52%) TeamCity
8 19 (2.40%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.88%) Mockito
11 5 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.63%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.50%) Ant
12 4 (0.50%) EasyMock
12 4 (0.50%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.38%) NUnit
14 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 586 (73.90%) Finance
2 358 (45.15%) Banking
3 257 (32.41%) Investment Banking
4 248 (31.27%) Front Office
5 194 (24.46%) Retail Banking
6 45 (5.67%) Back Office
7 27 (3.40%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.77%) Marketing
9 12 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.39%) Advertising
10 11 (1.39%) Electronics
10 11 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.88%) Legal
12 5 (0.63%) Publishing
12 5 (0.63%) Retail
13 4 (0.50%) French Language
13 4 (0.50%) German Language
13 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 242 (30.52%) Developer
2 153 (19.29%) Java Developer
3 139 (17.53%) Applications Support
4 129 (16.27%) Analyst
5 85 (10.72%) Support Analyst
6 49 (6.18%) FIX Analyst
7 48 (6.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 48 (6.05%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 46 (5.80%) Applications Support Analyst
8 46 (5.80%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 42 (5.30%) Project Manager
10 41 (5.17%) Quantitative Project Manager
11 36 (4.54%) Support Engineer
12 33 (4.16%) Senior Developer
13 30 (3.78%) Unix Support
14 28 (3.53%) FIX Support Analyst
15 27 (3.40%) Messaging Specialist
15 27 (3.40%) Support Specialist
16 24 (3.03%) Applications Engineer
17 23 (2.90%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (15.13%) XML
2 46 (5.80%) FpML
3 45 (5.67%) HTML
4 40 (5.04%) .NET
5 32 (4.04%) Middleware
6 28 (3.53%) SOAP
7 27 (3.40%) XML Schema
8 26 (3.28%) Spring
9 19 (2.40%) AngularJS
9 19 (2.40%) JMS
10 18 (2.27%) STL
11 17 (2.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 17 (2.14%) Hibernate
11 17 (2.14%) Rendezvous
12 14 (1.77%) Kafka
13 13 (1.64%) ASP.NET
13 13 (1.64%) WCF
14 12 (1.51%) Ultra Messaging
15 11 (1.39%) J2EE
15 11 (1.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 217 (27.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 207 (26.10%) Equities
3 126 (15.89%) Derivative
4 114 (14.38%) Fixed Income
5 57 (7.19%) Fintech
6 45 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (5.55%) Hedge funds
8 39 (4.92%) SWIFT
9 23 (2.90%) Computer Science
10 21 (2.65%) Algorithms
11 17 (2.14%) Equity Derivative
12 15 (1.89%) Eurex
13 13 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.51%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.76%) Wiki
17 5 (0.63%) Contract for Difference
17 5 (0.63%) Data Centre
17 5 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 279 (35.18%) Unix
2 246 (31.02%) Linux
3 91 (11.48%) Windows
4 33 (4.16%) Solaris
5 30 (3.78%) Windows Server
6 22 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.89%) CentOS
8 10 (1.26%) Windows NT
9 9 (1.13%) SUSE
9 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.76%) AIX
10 6 (0.76%) Debian
11 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (31.02%) Electronic Trading
2 224 (28.25%) Low Latency
3 210 (26.48%) Asset Management
4 192 (24.21%) Wealth Management
5 190 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
6 162 (20.43%) Multithreading
7 96 (12.11%) Client Onboarding
8 92 (11.60%) Software Delivery
9 59 (7.44%) Project Management
10 57 (7.19%) ITIL
11 56 (7.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 52 (6.56%) Algorithmic Trading
13 41 (5.17%) OO
13 41 (5.17%) Translating Business Requirements
14 40 (5.04%) Data Modelling
14 40 (5.04%) Unit Testing
15 39 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
16 37 (4.67%) Business Analysis
16 37 (4.67%) Change Management
17 36 (4.54%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 315 (39.72%) SQL
2 305 (38.46%) Java
3 116 (14.63%) Python
4 91 (11.48%) Perl
5 62 (7.82%) JavaScript
6 58 (7.31%) C#
7 54 (6.81%) C++
8 43 (5.42%) Shell Script
9 41 (5.17%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.02%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.02%) VBA
11 11 (1.39%) Ruby
12 9 (1.13%) Korn
13 8 (1.01%) Bourne shell
13 8 (1.01%) C-shell
14 7 (0.88%) PHP
14 7 (0.88%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.50%) ECMAScript
15 4 (0.50%) Scala
16 3 (0.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 59 (7.44%) Degree
2 13 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (1.39%) CCNP
4 10 (1.26%) RHCE
5 9 (1.13%) CCNA
6 7 (0.88%) CCIE
7 6 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.50%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.50%) PMP
9 4 (0.50%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.38%) CCIP
10 3 (0.38%) ISEB
10 3 (0.38%) JNCIP
10 3 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.25%) CISSP
11 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.82%) QA
2 35 (4.41%) ISO 20022
3 24 (3.03%) MiFID
4 12 (1.51%) EMIR
5 7 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.76%) SLA
7 3 (0.38%) ISO 15022
8 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.13%) FATCA
System Software
1 15 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (0.76%) Docker
4 4 (0.50%) GridGain
5 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.65%) Nagios
2 17 (2.14%) Puppet
3 16 (2.02%) Ansible
4 14 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (1.13%) Control-M
7 6 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.76%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.50%) Graphite
8 4 (0.50%) Opsview
9 3 (0.38%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 144 (18.16%) Oracle
2 60 (7.57%) Sybase
3 35 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 32 (4.04%) TIBCO
5 31 (3.91%) Bloomberg
6 28 (3.53%) Fidessa
7 26 (3.28%) Charles River
8 25 (3.15%) ION Trading
9 20 (2.52%) Splunk
10 19 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.14%) Juniper
12 16 (2.02%) Cisco
13 15 (1.89%) Citrix
13 15 (1.89%) Reuters
13 15 (1.89%) SolarWinds
13 15 (1.89%) VMware
14 14 (1.77%) Informatica
14 14 (1.77%) Sun
15 13 (1.64%) HP
15 13 (1.64%) NYFIX