Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 599 751 654
Rank change year-on-year +152 -97 +10
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 244 236 523
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.21% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.53% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 213 199 487
10th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £48,750
25th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £110,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £109,500 £122,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £89,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.28% +63.18% -

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 33,365 44,904 58,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.18% 39.45% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 26,876 37,302 48,226
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 5 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 13 April 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 +124 235 £76,250 +1.67% 23
London +114 235 £76,250 +1.67% 23
Work from Home -94 30 £70,000 - 2
UK excluding London +102 2 £90,000 +0.28% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £90,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 133 (54.51%) Finance
2 108 (44.26%) Linux
3 97 (39.75%) SQL
4 88 (36.07%) Unix
5 75 (30.74%) Java
6 74 (30.33%) Python
7 72 (29.51%) Front Office
8 65 (26.64%) Equities
8 65 (26.64%) Banking
8 65 (26.64%) Electronic Trading
9 50 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (20.08%) SQL Server
11 46 (18.85%) Fixed Income
12 43 (17.62%) Oracle
13 42 (17.21%) Windows
14 41 (16.80%) Back Office
15 40 (16.39%) Multithreading
16 39 (15.98%) Derivative
17 38 (15.57%) XML
18 36 (14.75%) Bash Shell
18 36 (14.75%) Low Latency
19 28 (11.48%) Bloomberg
19 28 (11.48%) Fidessa
20 27 (11.07%) Perl
21 26 (10.66%) Microsoft
22 25 (10.25%) TCP/IP
22 25 (10.25%) Windows Server
23 24 (9.84%) C#
23 24 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 23 (9.43%) AWS

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 (1.64%) Confluence
1 4 (1.64%) MTS
2 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.82%) Apache
4 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.41%) Jetty
Applications
1 22 (9.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Advent Geneva
2 1 (0.41%) Eikon
2 1 (0.41%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.41%) RMDS
2 1 (0.41%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.43%) AWS
2 17 (6.97%) Azure
3 9 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (3.28%) SaaS
5 6 (2.46%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.46%) PaaS
6 5 (2.05%) Amazon ECS
6 5 (2.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (1.64%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.82%) GitHub
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon Cognito
9 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.25%) TCP/IP
2 23 (9.43%) FIX Connectivity
3 12 (4.92%) LAN
4 11 (4.51%) WAN
5 5 (2.05%) Firewall
5 5 (2.05%) HTTP
6 4 (1.64%) BGP
6 4 (1.64%) BIG-IP
6 4 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.64%) Extranet
6 4 (1.64%) H.323
6 4 (1.64%) Intranet
6 4 (1.64%) MGCP
6 4 (1.64%) Network Security
6 4 (1.64%) OSPF
6 4 (1.64%) Sourcefire
6 4 (1.64%) VoIP
6 4 (1.64%) VPN
6 4 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (20.08%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.33%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.28%) Blockchain
6 7 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.46%) KDB
7 6 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.05%) Tableau
9 4 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.64%) MS Access
9 4 (1.64%) Power BI
10 3 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.23%) Redis
11 2 (0.82%) Apache Ignite
11 2 (0.82%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.82%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 13 (5.33%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.92%) JIRA
3 9 (3.69%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.28%) Maven
5 6 (2.46%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.64%) Gradle
6 4 (1.64%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.23%) Ant
7 3 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.23%) Robot Framework
7 3 (1.23%) Subversion
7 3 (1.23%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.82%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.82%) JUnit
8 2 (0.82%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.82%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 133 (54.51%) Finance
2 72 (29.51%) Front Office
3 65 (26.64%) Banking
4 41 (16.80%) Back Office
5 18 (7.38%) Investment Banking
6 14 (5.74%) Retail
7 6 (2.46%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.05%) Legal
9 4 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (29.51%) Developer
2 67 (27.46%) Applications Support
3 55 (22.54%) Analyst
4 46 (18.85%) Java Developer
5 34 (13.93%) Support Analyst
6 29 (11.89%) Applications Support Analyst
7 24 (9.84%) FIX Analyst
8 20 (8.20%) Business Analyst
9 19 (7.79%) FIX Support Analyst
9 19 (7.79%) Senior Developer
9 19 (7.79%) Unix Support
10 14 (5.74%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (5.33%) Integration Engineer
12 12 (4.92%) Customer Engineer
13 10 (4.10%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 8 (3.28%) Unix Analyst
14 8 (3.28%) Unix Support Analyst
15 7 (2.87%) C++ Developer
15 7 (2.87%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 7 (2.87%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.57%) XML
2 19 (7.79%) Web Services
3 16 (6.56%) HTML
3 16 (6.56%) JSON
3 16 (6.56%) REST
4 15 (6.15%) AngularJS
4 15 (6.15%) React
4 15 (6.15%) Spring
5 13 (5.33%) .NET
5 13 (5.33%) Kafka
6 12 (4.92%) Spring Boot
7 11 (4.51%) WebSockets
8 9 (3.69%) Middleware
9 8 (3.28%) CSS
9 8 (3.28%) Swing
10 7 (2.87%) J2SE
10 7 (2.87%) JMS
10 7 (2.87%) Ultra Messaging
10 7 (2.87%) Vue.js
11 6 (2.46%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 65 (26.64%) Equities
2 46 (18.85%) Fixed Income
3 39 (15.98%) Derivative
4 24 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (8.20%) SWIFT
6 18 (7.38%) Algorithms
7 15 (6.15%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (5.74%) Data Structures
8 14 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (3.69%) Data Centre
9 9 (3.69%) Hedge funds
10 8 (3.28%) Eurex
11 7 (2.87%) Reference Data
12 6 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (2.05%) Clustering
13 5 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (1.64%) Public Cloud
15 2 (0.82%) Grid Computing
15 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 108 (44.26%) Linux
2 88 (36.07%) Unix
3 42 (17.21%) Windows
4 25 (10.25%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.10%) CentOS
6 8 (3.28%) Solaris
6 8 (3.28%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.82%) Android
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.64%) Electronic Trading
2 50 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (16.39%) Multithreading
4 36 (14.75%) Low Latency
5 23 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (8.20%) API Integration
6 20 (8.20%) TDD
7 19 (7.79%) Algorithmic Trading
7 19 (7.79%) Incident Management
8 17 (6.97%) Fintech
8 17 (6.97%) Thought Leadership
9 16 (6.56%) Asset Management
9 16 (6.56%) DevOps
9 16 (6.56%) Software Engineering
10 15 (6.15%) Test Automation
11 14 (5.74%) Automated Trading
11 14 (5.74%) Client Onboarding
11 14 (5.74%) OO
12 13 (5.33%) Data Analysis
12 13 (5.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 97 (39.75%) SQL
2 75 (30.74%) Java
3 74 (30.33%) Python
4 36 (14.75%) Bash Shell
5 27 (11.07%) Perl
6 24 (9.84%) C#
7 22 (9.02%) JavaScript
8 16 (6.56%) PowerShell
9 15 (6.15%) C++
9 15 (6.15%) TypeScript
10 11 (4.51%) R
11 9 (3.69%) Java 8
11 9 (3.69%) VBA
12 8 (3.28%) Ruby
13 7 (2.87%) MATLAB
14 6 (2.46%) PHP
15 5 (2.05%) Groovy
16 4 (1.64%) ES6
16 4 (1.64%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (4.10%) Degree
2 6 (2.46%) CCIE
2 6 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.64%) CCNP
4 3 (1.23%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.82%) ISEB
5 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.41%) CFA
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.41%) OCP
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.20%) QA
2 11 (4.51%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.28%) Docker
2 4 (1.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (4.92%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (3.28%) Ansible
3 7 (2.87%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.05%) Control-M
5 4 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.64%) Kibana
5 4 (1.64%) Rundeck
5 4 (1.64%) Terraform
6 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (17.62%) Oracle
2 28 (11.48%) Bloomberg
2 28 (11.48%) Fidessa
3 26 (10.66%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.33%) Sybase
5 12 (4.92%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.51%) Solace
7 9 (3.69%) Reuters
8 8 (3.28%) CQG
8 8 (3.28%) ION Trading
8 8 (3.28%) Patsystems
8 8 (3.28%) Trayport
9 6 (2.46%) Cisco
10 4 (1.64%) ExtraHop
10 4 (1.64%) F5
10 4 (1.64%) Google
10 4 (1.64%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.64%) Radianz
10 4 (1.64%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.64%) VMware