Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 634 669 648
Rank change year-on-year +35 -21 +7
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 234 480 639
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.87% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 194 451 584
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% -7.53%
10th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £44,125
90th Percentile £120,000 £105,000 £101,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +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 34,415 54,888 69,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.77% 38.41% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 28,206 44,944 58,265
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 10 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 5 June 2020. 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 +16 224 £70,000 - 14
London -18 220 £70,000 - 13
UK excluding London +192 12 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Work from Home +50 5 £70,000 -17.65%
Scotland +70 4 £55,000 -21.43%
Wales - 4 £59,500 -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Midlands - 3 - -
North of England +118 1 £45,000 -18.18%
North East +16 1 £45,000 -29.69%

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 157 (67.09%) Finance
2 94 (40.17%) SQL
3 91 (38.89%) Linux
4 89 (38.03%) Electronic Trading
5 86 (36.75%) Unix
6 83 (35.47%) Java
7 65 (27.78%) Oracle
8 64 (27.35%) Python
8 64 (27.35%) QA
9 60 (25.64%) Fixed Income
9 60 (25.64%) XML
10 57 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
11 56 (23.93%) Banking
12 55 (23.50%) Front Office
12 55 (23.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 54 (23.08%) SQL Server
14 43 (18.38%) Low Latency
15 42 (17.95%) FIX Connectivity
16 41 (17.52%) Windows
16 41 (17.52%) Test Automation
17 40 (17.09%) Derivative
18 38 (16.24%) Equities
19 36 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (14.96%) DevOps
21 34 (14.53%) AWS
21 34 (14.53%) TCP/IP
22 31 (13.25%) Relational Database
23 30 (12.82%) C#
24 29 (12.39%) Fintech
24 29 (12.39%) Problem-Solving

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 9 (3.85%) Confluence
2 5 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.85%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.43%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.85%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.85%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 1 (0.43%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.43%) Eikon
3 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.43%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.43%) LongView
3 1 (0.43%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.53%) AWS
2 10 (4.27%) Serverless
3 6 (2.56%) Azure
3 6 (2.56%) GCP
4 4 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (1.71%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.85%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon Cognito
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) GitHub
6 1 (0.43%) Office 365
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.95%) FIX Connectivity
2 34 (14.53%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.70%) HTTP
4 9 (3.85%) Extranet
4 9 (3.85%) Multicast
4 9 (3.85%) Network Security
5 3 (1.28%) Firewall
5 3 (1.28%) LAN
5 3 (1.28%) WAN
6 2 (0.85%) VLAN
7 1 (0.43%) BGP
7 1 (0.43%) FTP
7 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.43%) OSPF
7 1 (0.43%) SMTP
7 1 (0.43%) SNMP
7 1 (0.43%) SSH
7 1 (0.43%) VoIP
7 1 (0.43%) VPN
7 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.25%) Relational Database
3 26 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 21 (8.97%) MongoDB
5 19 (8.12%) NoSQL
6 15 (6.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (5.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 14 (5.98%) CouchDB
7 14 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (5.98%) OLAP
7 14 (5.98%) OLTP
7 14 (5.98%) Oracle OLAP
7 14 (5.98%) Snowflake Schema
8 11 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.71%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.71%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.28%) Apache Ignite
10 3 (1.28%) Big Data
10 3 (1.28%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.85%) KDB
Development Applications
1 16 (6.84%) JIRA
2 14 (5.98%) ERwin
2 14 (5.98%) PowerDesigner
3 12 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.13%) Maven
4 11 (4.70%) Selenium
5 9 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.99%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.99%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.99%) Ranorex
7 4 (1.71%) Robot Framework
7 4 (1.71%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.28%) JUnit
9 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.85%) JMeter
9 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.43%) Redmine
10 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.43%) YourKit
General
1 157 (67.09%) Finance
2 56 (23.93%) Banking
3 55 (23.50%) Front Office
4 24 (10.26%) Back Office
5 12 (5.13%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.42%) Retail
7 3 (1.28%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (29.06%) Analyst
2 66 (28.21%) Developer
3 42 (17.95%) Applications Support
3 42 (17.95%) Support Analyst
4 36 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 28 (11.97%) Architect
6 26 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
7 17 (7.26%) Integration Engineer
8 16 (6.84%) QA Analyst
9 15 (6.41%) Senior Developer
10 14 (5.98%) Data Architect
11 13 (5.56%) FIX Analyst
11 13 (5.56%) Support Engineer
12 11 (4.70%) C++ Developer
13 10 (4.27%) Customer Engineer
13 10 (4.27%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 9 (3.85%) Electronic Trading Support
15 8 (3.42%) FIX Support Analyst
15 8 (3.42%) Network Architect
15 8 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (25.64%) XML
2 19 (8.12%) JSON
3 16 (6.84%) .NET
4 15 (6.41%) Kafka
5 14 (5.98%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.27%) HTML
7 9 (3.85%) HTML5
8 8 (3.42%) .NET Core
9 5 (2.14%) Apache Camel
9 5 (2.14%) JDBC
9 5 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.14%) Spring
9 5 (2.14%) Spring Boot
10 4 (1.71%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.71%) SOAP
10 4 (1.71%) XSD
11 3 (1.28%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.28%) FpML
11 3 (1.28%) JMS
11 3 (1.28%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 60 (25.64%) Fixed Income
2 55 (23.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 40 (17.09%) Derivative
4 38 (16.24%) Equities
5 36 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (8.97%) Hedge funds
7 20 (8.55%) Management Information System
8 17 (7.26%) Eurex
9 15 (6.41%) Algorithms
10 14 (5.98%) Reference Data
11 10 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (2.56%) Data Structures
12 6 (2.56%) User Experience
13 5 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (1.71%) SWIFT
15 3 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
16 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
16 2 (0.85%) iSeries
17 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
17 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 91 (38.89%) Linux
2 86 (36.75%) Unix
3 41 (17.52%) Windows
4 15 (6.41%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.98%) Solaris
6 13 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.13%) Ubuntu
8 11 (4.70%) CentOS
8 11 (4.70%) SUSE
9 9 (3.85%) Debian
10 6 (2.56%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (1.28%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.85%) AIX
12 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.43%) Fedora
13 1 (0.43%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (38.03%) Electronic Trading
2 57 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (18.38%) Low Latency
4 41 (17.52%) Test Automation
5 35 (14.96%) DevOps
6 29 (12.39%) Fintech
6 29 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (11.97%) Computer Science
8 25 (10.68%) Algorithmic Trading
8 25 (10.68%) API Integration
9 23 (9.83%) Artificial Intelligence
9 23 (9.83%) Migration
10 21 (8.97%) Data Modelling
10 21 (8.97%) TDD
11 20 (8.55%) Client Onboarding
11 20 (8.55%) Data Architecture
11 20 (8.55%) Requirements Analysis
11 20 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (8.12%) Analytics
12 19 (8.12%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 94 (40.17%) SQL
2 83 (35.47%) Java
3 64 (27.35%) Python
4 30 (12.82%) C#
5 21 (8.97%) Bash Shell
5 21 (8.97%) Perl
6 20 (8.55%) C++
7 11 (4.70%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.85%) ActionScript
8 9 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.85%) R
8 9 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.71%) Java 8
9 4 (1.71%) XPath
10 3 (1.28%) Scala
11 2 (0.85%) COBOL
11 2 (0.85%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.85%) VBA
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (10.26%) Degree
2 20 (8.55%) AWS Certification
2 20 (8.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (5.98%) Master's Degree
4 6 (2.56%) ISEB
5 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CCIE
6 1 (0.43%) CCNA
6 1 (0.43%) CCNP
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.43%) RHCE
6 1 (0.43%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (27.35%) QA
2 14 (5.98%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.85%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.43%) MiFID
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (8.12%) Docker
2 9 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) BIND 9
3 1 (0.43%) LXC
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) zsh
Systems Management
1 19 (8.12%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.71%) Control-M
3 2 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) Icinga
4 1 (0.43%) Nagios
4 1 (0.43%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (27.78%) Oracle
2 28 (11.97%) Red Hat
3 23 (9.83%) Atlassian
3 23 (9.83%) Bloomberg
4 18 (7.69%) Fidessa
5 16 (6.84%) ION Trading
5 16 (6.84%) Reuters
6 15 (6.41%) CQG
6 15 (6.41%) Patsystems
7 13 (5.56%) Trayport
8 10 (4.27%) Sybase
9 9 (3.85%) F5
10 6 (2.56%) Solace
11 4 (1.71%) IBM
11 4 (1.71%) Microsoft
12 3 (1.28%) Charles River
12 3 (1.28%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.85%) Algorithmics
13 2 (0.85%) Cisco
13 2 (0.85%) Sun