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

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 773 552
Rank change year-on-year +218 -221 +79
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 814 507 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.27% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 0.69% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 520 436 870
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,750 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.37% +4.23% +4.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,625 £45,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £107,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +45.00% +42.86% -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 70006 73765 82849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.17% 38.89% 37.89%
Number of salaries quoted 57934 63958 70877
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 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 +196 809 £67,500 -0.74% 34
London +139 792 £67,500 -3.57% 31
UK excluding London +32 22 £72,500 +45.00% 5
South East +52 11 £80,000 +45.45% 1
Scotland -14 7 £55,000 +15.79% 2
North of England +12 6 £56,250 +125.00% 2
North West -8 6 £56,250 +125.00% 2
South West - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 611 (75.06%) Finance
2 397 (48.77%) Banking
3 322 (39.56%) Java
4 319 (39.19%) SQL
5 291 (35.75%) Investment Banking
6 276 (33.91%) Unix
7 263 (32.31%) Front Office
8 254 (31.20%) Linux
9 248 (30.47%) Electronic Trading
10 247 (30.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 237 (29.12%) Asset Management
12 236 (28.99%) Low Latency
13 219 (26.90%) Retail Banking
13 219 (26.90%) Wealth Management
14 199 (24.45%) Equities
15 188 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
16 178 (21.87%) Multithreading
17 143 (17.57%) XML
18 142 (17.44%) Oracle
19 127 (15.60%) Derivative
20 116 (14.25%) Fixed Income
21 110 (13.51%) Python
22 104 (12.78%) Client Onboarding
23 102 (12.53%) Windows
24 98 (12.04%) Software Delivery
25 93 (11.43%) Perl
26 90 (11.06%) SQL Server
27 69 (8.48%) FpML
28 67 (8.23%) Project Management
29 66 (8.11%) 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 10 (1.23%) Apache
2 7 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (0.86%) Tomcat
3 5 (0.61%) IIS
4 3 (0.37%) Confluence
4 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.25%) JBoss
5 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.12%) CMS
6 1 (0.12%) GemFire
Applications
1 32 (3.93%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.84%) thinkFolio
2 13 (1.60%) MetaTrader
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (0.37%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.25%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.25%) RMDS
6 1 (0.12%) Eze OMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.37%) GitHub
3 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.76%) FIX Connectivity
2 51 (6.27%) TCP/IP
3 35 (4.30%) Firewall
4 31 (3.81%) Intranet
4 31 (3.81%) LAN
5 27 (3.32%) WAN
6 17 (2.09%) Multicast
7 9 (1.11%) BGP
7 9 (1.11%) DNS
7 9 (1.11%) OSPF
8 7 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (0.86%) DHCP
8 7 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (0.86%) iSCSI
9 6 (0.74%) HTTP
9 6 (0.74%) NetScaler
10 5 (0.61%) SAN
11 4 (0.49%) RIP
11 4 (0.49%) VPN
11 4 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.39%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.19%) RDBMS
4 19 (2.33%) KDB
5 18 (2.21%) MySQL
6 14 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.47%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.35%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.11%) Blockchain
9 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.86%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.74%) Big Data
12 5 (0.61%) Kdb+
12 5 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.49%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.49%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 45 (5.53%) Toad
2 39 (4.79%) Maven
3 37 (4.55%) JIRA
4 31 (3.81%) MagicDraw
4 31 (3.81%) XMLSpy
5 28 (3.44%) Subversion
6 27 (3.32%) Jenkins
7 23 (2.83%) Git (software)
8 22 (2.70%) JUnit
9 18 (2.21%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.86%) Ant
12 5 (0.61%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.61%) IntelliJ
13 4 (0.49%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.49%) Mockito
13 4 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (0.37%) SpecFlow
15 2 (0.25%) Gradle
15 2 (0.25%) SonarQube
General
1 611 (75.06%) Finance
2 397 (48.77%) Banking
3 291 (35.75%) Investment Banking
4 263 (32.31%) Front Office
5 219 (26.90%) Retail Banking
6 50 (6.14%) Back Office
7 22 (2.70%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.23%) Marketing
9 9 (1.11%) Electronics
9 9 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.98%) Advertising
10 8 (0.98%) Retail
11 7 (0.86%) Publishing
12 4 (0.49%) French Language
12 4 (0.49%) German Language
12 4 (0.49%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.37%) Law
13 3 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (31.33%) Developer
2 157 (19.29%) Java Developer
3 151 (18.55%) Analyst
4 135 (16.58%) Applications Support
5 94 (11.55%) Support Analyst
6 51 (6.27%) Applications Support Analyst
7 49 (6.02%) FIX Analyst
7 49 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 48 (5.90%) Quantitative Project Manager
9 47 (5.77%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 47 (5.77%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 46 (5.65%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 37 (4.55%) Senior Developer
12 32 (3.93%) C++ Developer
13 31 (3.81%) Messaging Specialist
14 29 (3.56%) Support Engineer
15 28 (3.44%) FIX Support Analyst
16 25 (3.07%) Unix Support
17 24 (2.95%) Business Analyst
18 22 (2.70%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (17.57%) XML
2 69 (8.48%) FpML
3 45 (5.53%) HTML
4 37 (4.55%) .NET
5 31 (3.81%) XML Schema
6 30 (3.69%) Middleware
7 29 (3.56%) SOAP
8 25 (3.07%) Spring
9 24 (2.95%) STL
10 20 (2.46%) JMS
11 19 (2.33%) AngularJS
12 15 (1.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 15 (1.84%) XSD
13 13 (1.60%) Hibernate
13 13 (1.60%) Rendezvous
14 12 (1.47%) J2EE
14 12 (1.47%) Java SE
14 12 (1.47%) Ultra Messaging
14 12 (1.47%) WPF
15 11 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 247 (30.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 199 (24.45%) Equities
3 127 (15.60%) Derivative
4 116 (14.25%) Fixed Income
5 58 (7.13%) Fintech
6 41 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (4.79%) Hedge funds
8 38 (4.67%) SWIFT
9 22 (2.70%) Computer Science
10 19 (2.33%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.72%) Eurex
11 14 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
13 11 (1.35%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
16 6 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 6 (0.74%) Wiki
17 5 (0.61%) Data Centre
17 5 (0.61%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 276 (33.91%) Unix
2 254 (31.20%) Linux
3 102 (12.53%) Windows
4 33 (4.05%) Solaris
5 26 (3.19%) Windows Server
6 21 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.72%) CentOS
8 10 (1.23%) Windows NT
9 8 (0.98%) SUSE
9 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.61%) AIX
10 5 (0.61%) Debian
11 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (30.47%) Electronic Trading
2 237 (29.12%) Asset Management
3 236 (28.99%) Low Latency
4 219 (26.90%) Wealth Management
5 188 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
6 178 (21.87%) Multithreading
7 104 (12.78%) Client Onboarding
8 98 (12.04%) Software Delivery
9 67 (8.23%) Project Management
10 65 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 62 (7.62%) ITIL
12 50 (6.14%) Translating Business Requirements
13 49 (6.02%) Data Analysis
14 48 (5.90%) Unit Testing
15 44 (5.41%) Business Analysis
15 44 (5.41%) Data Modelling
16 43 (5.28%) Change Management
17 42 (5.16%) Algorithmic Trading
18 41 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
19 40 (4.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 322 (39.56%) Java
2 319 (39.19%) SQL
3 110 (13.51%) Python
4 93 (11.43%) Perl
5 59 (7.25%) C#
5 59 (7.25%) C++
6 58 (7.13%) JavaScript
7 42 (5.16%) Shell Script
8 36 (4.42%) Bash Shell
9 27 (3.32%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.09%) VBA
11 12 (1.47%) Ruby
12 8 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.86%) Bourne shell
13 7 (0.86%) C-shell
13 7 (0.86%) Korn
14 6 (0.74%) PHP
14 6 (0.74%) Scala
15 4 (0.49%) ECMAScript
16 3 (0.37%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 54 (6.63%) Degree
2 11 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (1.11%) CCNP
4 7 (0.86%) CCIE
4 7 (0.86%) CCNA
4 7 (0.86%) RHCE
5 6 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.49%) PMP
8 3 (0.37%) CCIP
8 3 (0.37%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.25%) CISSP
9 2 (0.25%) ISEB
9 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.25%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.02%) ISO 20022
2 46 (5.65%) QA
3 24 (2.95%) MiFID
4 10 (1.23%) EMIR
5 8 (0.98%) ISO 15022
6 6 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.74%) SLA
7 2 (0.25%) FATCA
8 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (0.74%) Docker
4 3 (0.37%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.25%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.12%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 22 (2.70%) Nagios
2 19 (2.33%) Ansible
2 19 (2.33%) Puppet
3 16 (1.97%) ITRS Geneos
4 10 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (1.11%) Control-M
6 8 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.74%) CFEngine
8 5 (0.61%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.49%) Graphite
9 4 (0.49%) Opsview
10 1 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.12%) MOM
Vendors
1 142 (17.44%) Oracle
2 66 (8.11%) Sybase
3 36 (4.42%) Microsoft
4 32 (3.93%) TIBCO
5 30 (3.69%) ION Trading
6 28 (3.44%) Bloomberg
6 28 (3.44%) Charles River
7 25 (3.07%) Fidessa
8 21 (2.58%) Red Hat
8 21 (2.58%) Splunk
9 19 (2.33%) Citrix
10 18 (2.21%) Juniper
11 17 (2.09%) Reuters
11 17 (2.09%) Sun
11 17 (2.09%) VMware
12 16 (1.97%) CQG
13 15 (1.84%) Informatica
13 15 (1.84%) SolarWinds
14 14 (1.72%) Cisco
15 12 (1.47%) NYFIX