Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 760 647 567
Rank change year-on-year -113 -80 +197
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 322 591 815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.90% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 270 511 517
UK median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -1.46%
10th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £115,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -50.00% +60.00%

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 51,406 65,794 69,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.38% 39.97% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 42,193 54,459 57,815
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 -78 320 £80,000 +14.29% 52
London -58 314 £80,000 +14.29% 51
UK excluding London +46 7 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North of England +16 3 £53,250 -
North West +33 2 £42,500 -
South East +38 1 - -
Northern Ireland -13 1 £37,500 -
East of England - 1 £31,000 -
North East - 1 £64,000 -
South West - 1 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 201 (62.42%) Finance
2 187 (58.07%) SQL
3 144 (44.72%) Front Office
4 117 (36.34%) Java
5 116 (36.02%) Unix
6 105 (32.61%) Linux
7 99 (30.75%) Equities
8 98 (30.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 96 (29.81%) Fixed Income
10 91 (28.26%) Python
11 83 (25.78%) Oracle
12 82 (25.47%) SQL Server
13 76 (23.60%) Banking
14 70 (21.74%) Hedge funds
15 68 (21.12%) Investment Management
16 63 (19.57%) Derivative
17 62 (19.25%) C#
17 62 (19.25%) Low Latency
18 60 (18.63%) Perl
19 53 (16.46%) Windows
20 51 (15.84%) Electronic Trading
21 50 (15.53%) C++
22 49 (15.22%) XML
22 49 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
23 45 (13.98%) thinkFolio
24 44 (13.66%) Fintech
25 43 (13.35%) Degree
26 42 (13.04%) Algorithmic Trading
27 41 (12.73%) Bash Shell
27 41 (12.73%) Asset Management

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 21 (6.52%) Apache
2 16 (4.97%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.04%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.62%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.31%) Confluence
6 1 (0.31%) IIS
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 45 (13.98%) thinkFolio
2 13 (4.04%) Front Arena
2 13 (4.04%) Markit EDM
3 6 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.55%) LongView
5 4 (1.24%) RMDS
6 3 (0.93%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.93%) Eze OMS
6 3 (0.93%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.62%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.62%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.31%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.14%) SaaS
2 12 (3.73%) GitHub
3 10 (3.11%) AWS
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.62%) NuGet
4 2 (0.62%) Route 53
5 1 (0.31%) Azure
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) GCP
5 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.01%) FIX Connectivity
2 20 (6.21%) LAN
2 20 (6.21%) WAN
3 15 (4.66%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.73%) Multicast
5 9 (2.80%) Firewall
6 4 (1.24%) DMZ
6 4 (1.24%) DNS
6 4 (1.24%) VPN
7 2 (0.62%) BGP
7 2 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.62%) DHCP
7 2 (0.62%) Internet
7 2 (0.62%) Junos
7 2 (0.62%) MPLS
7 2 (0.62%) OSPF
7 2 (0.62%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (0.62%) SSH
7 2 (0.62%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (25.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.59%) KDB
2 18 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.66%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.62%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.62%) Redis
6 2 (0.62%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.31%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.31%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 21 (6.52%) JIRA
2 13 (4.04%) Maven
2 13 (4.04%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.73%) TeamCity
4 11 (3.42%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.80%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.55%) Subversion
8 4 (1.24%) Hudson
8 4 (1.24%) YourKit
9 3 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.93%) NUnit
10 2 (0.62%) Gradle
10 2 (0.62%) MSTest
11 1 (0.31%) Moq
11 1 (0.31%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.31%) TestComplete
General
1 201 (62.42%) Finance
2 144 (44.72%) Front Office
3 76 (23.60%) Banking
4 33 (10.25%) Investment Banking
5 20 (6.21%) Back Office
6 16 (4.97%) French Language
6 16 (4.97%) German Language
6 16 (4.97%) Italian Language
6 16 (4.97%) Spanish Language
7 7 (2.17%) Advertising
7 7 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.86%) Legal
8 6 (1.86%) Marketing
9 2 (0.62%) Cantonese Language
9 2 (0.62%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.62%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 95 (29.50%) Developer
2 74 (22.98%) Applications Support
3 69 (21.43%) Analyst
4 53 (16.46%) Support Analyst
5 40 (12.42%) Support Engineer
6 38 (11.80%) Java Developer
7 28 (8.70%) Unix Support
8 25 (7.76%) FIX Analyst
9 24 (7.45%) Senior Developer
10 22 (6.83%) Applications Engineer
10 22 (6.83%) Applications Support Analyst
10 22 (6.83%) Applications Support Engineer
11 19 (5.90%) FIX Support Analyst
12 18 (5.59%) Linux Support
13 17 (5.28%) Front Office Developer
14 16 (4.97%) C++ Developer
15 14 (4.35%) Consultant
16 13 (4.04%) Java Consultant
16 13 (4.04%) Support Manager
16 13 (4.04%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.22%) XML
2 33 (10.25%) .NET
3 28 (8.70%) SOAP
4 13 (4.04%) AngularJS
5 12 (3.73%) HTML
6 9 (2.80%) FpML
7 8 (2.48%) React
8 7 (2.17%) HTML5
9 6 (1.86%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.24%) J2EE
10 4 (1.24%) JMS
10 4 (1.24%) REST
11 3 (0.93%) CSS
11 3 (0.93%) JSON
11 3 (0.93%) Kafka
11 3 (0.93%) Middleware
11 3 (0.93%) Spring
11 3 (0.93%) Spring Boot
11 3 (0.93%) Web Services
12 2 (0.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (30.75%) Equities
2 98 (30.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 96 (29.81%) Fixed Income
4 70 (21.74%) Hedge funds
5 63 (19.57%) Derivative
6 29 (9.01%) Algorithms
7 22 (6.83%) SWIFT
8 16 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (3.42%) Data Structures
9 11 (3.42%) Management Information System
10 10 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (2.17%) Eurex
12 6 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (1.55%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (36.02%) Unix
2 105 (32.61%) Linux
3 53 (16.46%) Windows
4 18 (5.59%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.11%) Solaris
6 4 (1.24%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.62%) CentOS
8 2 (0.62%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.12%) Investment Management
2 62 (19.25%) Low Latency
3 51 (15.84%) Electronic Trading
4 49 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (13.66%) Fintech
6 42 (13.04%) Algorithmic Trading
7 41 (12.73%) Asset Management
8 37 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (10.87%) Multithreading
10 34 (10.56%) Computer Science
11 31 (9.63%) Test Automation
12 30 (9.32%) Workflow
13 23 (7.14%) Wealth Management
14 21 (6.52%) ITIL
15 20 (6.21%) Mentoring
16 19 (5.90%) Line Management
17 18 (5.59%) Business Analysis
18 17 (5.28%) Concurrent Programming
19 16 (4.97%) Portfolio Management
19 16 (4.97%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 187 (58.07%) SQL
2 117 (36.34%) Java
3 91 (28.26%) Python
4 62 (19.25%) C#
5 60 (18.63%) Perl
6 50 (15.53%) C++
7 41 (12.73%) Bash Shell
8 22 (6.83%) Shell Script
9 19 (5.90%) Ruby
10 16 (4.97%) Bourne shell
10 16 (4.97%) Korn
11 14 (4.35%) JavaScript
12 11 (3.42%) PowerShell
13 10 (3.11%) Java 8
14 5 (1.55%) VBA
15 4 (1.24%) C
15 4 (1.24%) Groovy
15 4 (1.24%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.62%) OpenEdge ABL
16 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (13.35%) Degree
2 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.62%) CCNA
3 2 (0.62%) CCNP
3 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.62%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.31%) CCIE
4 1 (0.31%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.87%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) EMIR
2 2 (0.62%) MiFID
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 15022
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Docker
3 1 (0.31%) GPFS
3 1 (0.31%) GridGain
3 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (5.90%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.55%) Ansible
3 3 (0.93%) Control-M
4 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.31%) Nagios
4 1 (0.31%) Packer
4 1 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 83 (25.78%) Oracle
2 39 (12.11%) Bloomberg
3 38 (11.80%) Charles River
4 32 (9.94%) ION Trading
5 30 (9.32%) Microsoft
6 28 (8.70%) Sybase
7 27 (8.39%) Reuters
8 26 (8.07%) Fidessa
9 19 (5.90%) Eze Software Group
10 18 (5.59%) MarketAxess
10 18 (5.59%) Tradeweb
11 16 (4.97%) FXall
11 16 (4.97%) Red Hat
12 15 (4.66%) SimCorp
13 14 (4.35%) Calypso
14 13 (4.04%) Solace
15 8 (2.48%) Portware
16 7 (2.17%) Patsystems
17 6 (1.86%) CQG
17 6 (1.86%) Trayport