Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 608 602 728
Rank change year-on-year -6 +126 -161
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 634 748 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 1.04% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 557 502 540
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 £40,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £97,250 £97,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £80,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -28.13% +60.00% +53.85%

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 68,389 71,636 76,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.47% 40.64% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 56,731 59,498 66,656
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 6 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 21 August 2018. 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 -27 627 £67,500 -3.57% 64
London -21 622 £67,500 -3.57% 62
UK excluding London +6 12 £57,500 -28.13% 3
South East -2 5 £36,000 -55.00% 1
Scotland -10 5 £57,500 +4.55%
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 445 (70.19%) Finance
2 316 (49.84%) SQL
3 260 (41.01%) Unix
4 258 (40.69%) Equities
5 248 (39.12%) Fixed Income
6 223 (35.17%) Java
7 222 (35.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 212 (33.44%) Front Office
9 197 (31.07%) Banking
10 162 (25.55%) Linux
11 156 (24.61%) Degree
12 141 (22.24%) Python
13 135 (21.29%) Oracle
13 135 (21.29%) Hedge funds
14 119 (18.77%) Algorithmic Trading
15 118 (18.61%) C#
15 118 (18.61%) FIX Connectivity
16 117 (18.45%) Electronic Trading
17 113 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
18 107 (16.88%) Derivative
19 104 (16.40%) SQL Server
19 104 (16.40%) Fintech
20 101 (15.93%) Computer Science
21 100 (15.77%) Low Latency
22 99 (15.62%) C++
23 94 (14.83%) Bash Shell
24 87 (13.72%) Perl
25 85 (13.41%) Investment Banking
26 83 (13.09%) Client Onboarding
27 81 (12.78%) Multithreading

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 43 (6.78%) Apache
2 41 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 23 (3.63%) Ethereum
4 17 (2.68%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.74%) JBoss
5 11 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.95%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.32%) IIS
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.16%) GemFire
9 1 (0.16%) Luigi
9 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (7.10%) thinkFolio
2 15 (2.37%) Ripple
3 6 (0.95%) MetaTrader
4 4 (0.63%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 4 (0.63%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (0.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 3 (0.47%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.32%) RMDS
7 1 (0.16%) Advent Moxy
7 1 (0.16%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 1 (0.16%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.16%) Eikon
7 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.16%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.16%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.21%) SaaS
2 18 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 118 (18.61%) FIX Connectivity
2 29 (4.57%) WAN
3 28 (4.42%) LAN
4 12 (1.89%) Internet
5 11 (1.74%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.58%) AMQP
7 8 (1.26%) FTP
8 7 (1.10%) Firewall
9 6 (0.95%) Multicast
9 6 (0.95%) tcpdump
9 6 (0.95%) Value-Added Service
10 4 (0.63%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.63%) WinSCP
11 3 (0.47%) Broadband
11 3 (0.47%) Intranet
11 3 (0.47%) VPN
11 3 (0.47%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.32%) DNS
13 1 (0.16%) DHCP
13 1 (0.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.21%) MongoDB
3 24 (3.79%) Blockchain
4 23 (3.63%) Oracle Database
4 23 (3.63%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.84%) RDBMS
6 16 (2.52%) MySQL
7 14 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (2.21%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.21%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.05%) KDB
8 13 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.58%) Big Data
10 9 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.95%) DB2
12 4 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.63%) OLAP
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 18 (2.84%) Maven
4 17 (2.68%) TeamCity
5 15 (2.37%) Subversion
6 14 (2.21%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.74%) JIRA
8 10 (1.58%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.79%) Selenium
12 4 (0.63%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.63%) Gatling
12 4 (0.63%) JUnit
12 4 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.63%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.63%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.63%) XMLSpy
13 3 (0.47%) EasyMock
13 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 445 (70.19%) Finance
2 212 (33.44%) Front Office
3 197 (31.07%) Banking
4 85 (13.41%) Investment Banking
5 41 (6.47%) French Language
5 41 (6.47%) German Language
5 41 (6.47%) Italian Language
6 21 (3.31%) Back Office
7 16 (2.52%) Financial Institution
8 15 (2.37%) Legal
9 13 (2.05%) Advertising
10 10 (1.58%) Retail
11 6 (0.95%) Prime Brokerage
11 6 (0.95%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 186 (29.34%) Analyst
2 168 (26.50%) Developer
3 145 (22.87%) Applications Support
4 101 (15.93%) Support Analyst
5 95 (14.98%) Java Developer
6 80 (12.62%) FIX Analyst
7 62 (9.78%) Support Engineer
8 57 (8.99%) Applications Support Analyst
9 55 (8.68%) Senior Developer
10 49 (7.73%) FIX Support Analyst
11 46 (7.26%) Applications Engineer
11 46 (7.26%) Applications Support Engineer
12 45 (7.10%) Unix Support
13 44 (6.94%) Onboarding Engineer
14 38 (5.99%) Unix Analyst
14 38 (5.99%) Unix Support Analyst
15 34 (5.36%) Senior Java Developer
15 34 (5.36%) SQL Analyst
16 33 (5.21%) SQL Support Analyst
16 33 (5.21%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.99%) React
2 51 (8.04%) HTML
3 50 (7.89%) J2EE
4 46 (7.26%) .NET
5 44 (6.94%) HTML5
6 33 (5.21%) Web Services
7 29 (4.57%) WPF
8 27 (4.26%) J2SE
9 26 (4.10%) WCF
10 25 (3.94%) XML
11 24 (3.79%) AngularJS
12 23 (3.63%) JSON
13 22 (3.47%) Reactive Extensions
14 20 (3.15%) RESTful
15 17 (2.68%) Spring
16 16 (2.52%) SOAP
17 15 (2.37%) Kafka
18 14 (2.21%) Hibernate
19 12 (1.89%) Protocol Buffers
19 12 (1.89%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 258 (40.69%) Equities
2 248 (39.12%) Fixed Income
3 222 (35.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 135 (21.29%) Hedge funds
5 107 (16.88%) Derivative
6 104 (16.40%) Fintech
7 101 (15.93%) Computer Science
8 59 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
9 49 (7.73%) Algorithms
10 23 (3.63%) Bitcoin
10 23 (3.63%) Data Structures
11 20 (3.15%) SWIFT
12 19 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (2.37%) Equity Derivative
14 15 (2.37%) Litecoin
15 14 (2.21%) Eurex
16 13 (2.05%) Virtual Team
17 10 (1.58%) Client/Server
17 10 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 260 (41.01%) Unix
2 162 (25.55%) Linux
3 76 (11.99%) Windows
4 26 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (3.94%) Windows Server
6 23 (3.63%) Solaris
7 17 (2.68%) CentOS
8 11 (1.74%) Fedora
8 11 (1.74%) Windows NT
9 8 (1.26%) SUSE
9 8 (1.26%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.95%) Debian
11 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.47%) Android
13 3 (0.47%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (18.77%) Algorithmic Trading
2 117 (18.45%) Electronic Trading
3 113 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (15.77%) Low Latency
5 83 (13.09%) Client Onboarding
6 81 (12.78%) Multithreading
7 75 (11.83%) Investment Management
8 66 (10.41%) Asset Management
9 63 (9.94%) Software Engineering
10 61 (9.62%) Release Management
11 59 (9.31%) OO
12 52 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
13 50 (7.89%) Wealth Management
14 42 (6.62%) Mathematics
15 40 (6.31%) Market Making
16 31 (4.89%) High-Frequency Trading
17 30 (4.73%) Test Automation
18 29 (4.57%) ITIL
18 29 (4.57%) TDD
18 29 (4.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 316 (49.84%) SQL
2 223 (35.17%) Java
3 141 (22.24%) Python
4 118 (18.61%) C#
5 99 (15.62%) C++
6 94 (14.83%) Bash Shell
7 87 (13.72%) Perl
8 60 (9.46%) Shell Script
9 50 (7.89%) Ruby
10 41 (6.47%) Bourne shell
10 41 (6.47%) Korn
11 30 (4.73%) JavaScript
12 28 (4.42%) C
13 15 (2.37%) Go
13 15 (2.37%) Scala
14 13 (2.05%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.89%) VBA
16 11 (1.74%) ANSI SQL
17 10 (1.58%) PL/SQL
18 7 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (24.61%) Degree
2 37 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (4.10%) Master's Degree
4 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.05%) MiFID
2 25 (3.94%) QA
3 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.63%) EMIR
3 4 (0.63%) FATCA
3 4 (0.63%) SEPA
4 1 (0.16%) PMO
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (2.05%) Docker
2 5 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.47%) GridGain
3 3 (0.47%) Terminal Server
3 3 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 15 (2.37%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.10%) Control-M
3 6 (0.95%) Nagios
4 4 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.16%) Grafana
6 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 135 (21.29%) Oracle
2 77 (12.15%) Bloomberg
3 56 (8.83%) Reuters
4 50 (7.89%) Sybase
5 46 (7.26%) MarketAxess
5 46 (7.26%) Tradeweb
6 45 (7.10%) FXall
7 39 (6.15%) Red Hat
8 35 (5.52%) Fidessa
9 34 (5.36%) Microsoft
10 22 (3.47%) ION Trading
11 19 (3.00%) Google
12 14 (2.21%) CQG
13 13 (2.05%) Charles River
14 10 (1.58%) Patsystems
14 10 (1.58%) TIBCO
15 7 (1.10%) Citrix
15 7 (1.10%) Fiserv
16 6 (0.95%) Trayport
17 5 (0.79%) Solace