Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 579 805 631
Rank change year-on-year +226 -174 -19
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 190 228 562
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.18% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.47% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 190 206 500
Median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.52% -
10th Percentile £49,875 £53,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £130,000 £102,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £58,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year -1.71% +20.00% -13.72%

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 27,198 48,843 60,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.78% 38.85% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 23,025 40,461 49,726
Median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +5.88%

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 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 8 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 24 January 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 +221 181 £75,000 -6.25% 35
London +156 176 £75,000 -6.25% 34
Work from Home -37 24 £70,000 - 2
UK excluding London +234 8 £57,500 -1.71% 7
North of England - 5 £57,500 - 1
North West - 5 £57,500 -
Scotland - 2 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £100,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 106 (55.79%) Finance
2 85 (44.74%) Linux
3 68 (35.79%) SQL
4 65 (34.21%) Unix
5 56 (29.47%) Front Office
6 51 (26.84%) Electronic Trading
7 46 (24.21%) Fixed Income
8 45 (23.68%) Equities
9 44 (23.16%) Banking
10 43 (22.63%) Java
11 42 (22.11%) Python
11 42 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (21.58%) Back Office
13 36 (18.95%) XML
14 32 (16.84%) SQL Server
15 28 (14.74%) Low Latency
16 27 (14.21%) Multithreading
17 26 (13.68%) Oracle
18 25 (13.16%) Windows
18 25 (13.16%) Bloomberg
18 25 (13.16%) Derivative
18 25 (13.16%) Fintech
19 24 (12.63%) TCP/IP
20 23 (12.11%) FIX Connectivity
21 22 (11.58%) QA
22 20 (10.53%) Test Automation
22 20 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
22 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
22 20 (10.53%) Fidessa
23 18 (9.47%) 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 4 (2.11%) Confluence
2 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.53%) Apache
3 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.63%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.26%) AWS
2 6 (3.16%) Azure
3 5 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.58%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.05%) PaaS
6 2 (1.05%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.53%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.63%) TCP/IP
2 23 (12.11%) FIX Connectivity
3 14 (7.37%) LAN
4 11 (5.79%) WAN
5 8 (4.21%) Firewall
6 4 (2.11%) BIG-IP
6 4 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.11%) Extranet
6 4 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (2.11%) H.323
6 4 (2.11%) HTTP
6 4 (2.11%) Intranet
6 4 (2.11%) MGCP
6 4 (2.11%) NX-OS
6 4 (2.11%) Sourcefire
6 4 (2.11%) VoIP
6 4 (2.11%) VPN
6 4 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.79%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.74%) Blockchain
5 7 (3.68%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.11%) KDB
6 4 (2.11%) Tableau
7 3 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.58%) MS Access
7 3 (1.58%) Power BI
7 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Ignite
9 1 (0.53%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (6.32%) JIRA
2 7 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.11%) Maven
5 3 (1.58%) JMeter
5 3 (1.58%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.58%) Robot Framework
5 3 (1.58%) Selenium
5 3 (1.58%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.58%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.05%) Protractor
7 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.53%) Gradle
7 1 (0.53%) JBehave
7 1 (0.53%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 106 (55.79%) Finance
2 56 (29.47%) Front Office
3 44 (23.16%) Banking
4 41 (21.58%) Back Office
5 12 (6.32%) Investment Banking
6 9 (4.74%) Retail
7 4 (2.11%) Legal
7 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (26.32%) Analyst
2 49 (25.79%) Applications Support
3 45 (23.68%) Developer
4 23 (12.11%) Business Analyst
5 21 (11.05%) FIX Analyst
6 20 (10.53%) Java Developer
7 16 (8.42%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.84%) Applications Support Analyst
9 12 (6.32%) Customer Engineer
9 12 (6.32%) Integration Engineer
9 12 (6.32%) Senior Developer
10 11 (5.79%) FIX Support Analyst
11 10 (5.26%) Unix Support
12 8 (4.21%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
13 7 (3.68%) C++ Developer
13 7 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (3.68%) Software Engineer
14 6 (3.16%) C# Software Engineer
14 6 (3.16%) FIX Business Analyst
15 5 (2.63%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.95%) XML
2 14 (7.37%) HTML
3 12 (6.32%) .NET
3 12 (6.32%) AngularJS
4 10 (5.26%) CSS
5 9 (4.74%) JSON
5 9 (4.74%) REST
6 7 (3.68%) JMS
6 7 (3.68%) Middleware
6 7 (3.68%) Ultra Messaging
6 7 (3.68%) WebSockets
7 6 (3.16%) J2SE
7 6 (3.16%) Swing
7 6 (3.16%) Web Services
8 5 (2.63%) React
9 4 (2.11%) .NET Core
9 4 (2.11%) Express
9 4 (2.11%) FpML
9 4 (2.11%) HTML5
9 4 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.21%) Fixed Income
2 45 (23.68%) Equities
3 25 (13.16%) Derivative
4 18 (9.47%) Algorithms
5 17 (8.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (6.84%) Data Structures
7 13 (6.84%) SWIFT
8 11 (5.79%) Hedge funds
9 9 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (4.21%) Data Centre
10 8 (4.21%) Reference Data
11 6 (3.16%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.05%) Eurex
13 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.53%) Clustering
13 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.53%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 85 (44.74%) Linux
2 65 (34.21%) Unix
3 25 (13.16%) Windows
4 15 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.05%) CentOS
5 2 (1.05%) Solaris
5 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.84%) Electronic Trading
2 42 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (14.74%) Low Latency
4 27 (14.21%) Multithreading
5 25 (13.16%) Fintech
6 20 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 18 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (8.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (8.42%) API Integration
9 16 (8.42%) Software Engineering
9 16 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.42%) TDD
10 15 (7.89%) Asset Management
11 14 (7.37%) Algorithmic Trading
12 13 (6.84%) Data Analysis
12 13 (6.84%) Project Management
12 13 (6.84%) Thought Leadership
13 12 (6.32%) Extreme Programming
14 11 (5.79%) Computer Science
14 11 (5.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 68 (35.79%) SQL
2 43 (22.63%) Java
3 42 (22.11%) Python
4 16 (8.42%) C#
5 15 (7.89%) C++
6 14 (7.37%) JavaScript
7 13 (6.84%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.79%) Perl
9 10 (5.26%) R
10 6 (3.16%) MATLAB
10 6 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.16%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.16%) VBA
11 5 (2.63%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.11%) PHP
12 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.58%) Java 8
13 3 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.58%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.16%) CCNP
2 6 (3.16%) Degree
3 5 (2.63%) CCIE
4 4 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.11%) ISEB
4 4 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.05%) CCNA
5 2 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.53%) CFA
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.58%) QA
2 4 (2.11%) MiFID
3 3 (1.58%) EMIR
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 4 (2.11%) Docker
1 4 (2.11%) VMware NSX
2 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (6.32%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (2.63%) Control-M
3 4 (2.11%) Ansible
3 4 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.11%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.11%) Terraform
4 3 (1.58%) Kibana
Vendors
1 26 (13.68%) Oracle
2 25 (13.16%) Bloomberg
3 20 (10.53%) Fidessa
3 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.26%) Sybase
5 7 (3.68%) Cisco
5 7 (3.68%) Solace
6 4 (2.11%) ExtraHop
6 4 (2.11%) F5
6 4 (2.11%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.11%) Radianz
6 4 (2.11%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.11%) VMware
7 3 (1.58%) Fiserv
7 3 (1.58%) Reuters
7 3 (1.58%) Sun
8 2 (1.05%) CQG
8 2 (1.05%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.05%) Patsystems
8 2 (1.05%) Trayport