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

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 608 653 609
Rank change year-on-year +45 -44 +34
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 673 598 840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 0.86% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 559 519 648
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £98,000 £107,500 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 71,775 69,455 80,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.71% 39.49% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 60,587 59,844 68,823
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 13 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 February 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 +42 664 £67,500 -3.57% 91
London +41 635 £67,500 -3.57% 88
UK excluding London -2 38 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Midlands - 14 £52,500 - 2
South East -5 11 £77,500 +47.62%
East Midlands - 8 £52,500 - 1
Scotland -38 6 £56,500 +13.00% 2
West Midlands - 6 £55,000 - 1
North of England -4 3 £90,000 +260.00% 1
North West -8 3 £90,000 +260.00% 1
South West - 3 £90,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 473 (70.28%) Finance
2 307 (45.62%) SQL
3 298 (44.28%) Unix
4 255 (37.89%) Java
5 244 (36.26%) Linux
6 222 (32.99%) Electronic Trading
7 216 (32.10%) Banking
8 195 (28.97%) Front Office
9 192 (28.53%) Equities
10 155 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
11 138 (20.51%) Oracle
12 134 (19.91%) Fixed Income
13 131 (19.47%) Low Latency
14 129 (19.17%) Investment Banking
15 117 (17.38%) Python
15 117 (17.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 101 (15.01%) Multithreading
17 91 (13.52%) Algorithmic Trading
18 88 (13.08%) Windows
19 87 (12.93%) FIX Connectivity
20 83 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
20 83 (12.33%) Perl
21 82 (12.18%) SQL Server
22 80 (11.89%) QA
23 77 (11.44%) Derivative
24 75 (11.14%) Degree
25 74 (11.00%) Bash Shell
26 69 (10.25%) Asset Management
27 66 (9.81%) Fintech
28 65 (9.66%) Shell Script

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 14 (2.08%) IIS
2 11 (1.63%) Apache
2 11 (1.63%) Oracle Coherence
3 7 (1.04%) Confluence
4 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.30%) Luigi
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.15%) GemFire
7 1 (0.15%) JBoss
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) thinkFolio
2 7 (1.04%) RMDS
3 6 (0.89%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 3 (0.45%) LongView
5 2 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.30%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.30%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.74%) SaaS
4 2 (0.30%) GitHub
4 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (12.93%) FIX Connectivity
2 50 (7.43%) TCP/IP
3 28 (4.16%) Firewall
4 19 (2.82%) LAN
4 19 (2.82%) WAN
5 18 (2.67%) Multicast
6 11 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (1.63%) iSCSI
7 10 (1.49%) Internet
7 10 (1.49%) NetScaler
8 7 (1.04%) BGP
8 7 (1.04%) OSPF
9 6 (0.89%) DHCP
9 6 (0.89%) DNS
10 4 (0.59%) SAN
10 4 (0.59%) Value-Added Service
11 3 (0.45%) DMZ
11 3 (0.45%) IPFIX
11 3 (0.45%) Junos
11 3 (0.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.50%) Oracle Database
3 22 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.08%) KDB
6 14 (2.08%) MySQL
7 13 (1.93%) Blockchain
8 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.19%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.04%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.59%) Kdb+
12 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.45%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.30%) Big Data
13 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.15%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 28 (4.16%) Maven
2 27 (4.01%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.01%) JIRA
3 20 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.82%) JUnit
5 16 (2.38%) TeamCity
6 13 (1.93%) Toad
7 12 (1.78%) Subversion
8 9 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.19%) Mockito
10 6 (0.89%) EasyMock
11 5 (0.74%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.59%) Ant
12 4 (0.59%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.45%) GitLab
13 3 (0.45%) NUnit
14 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.30%) Mocha
14 2 (0.30%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 473 (70.28%) Finance
2 216 (32.10%) Banking
3 195 (28.97%) Front Office
4 129 (19.17%) Investment Banking
5 52 (7.73%) Retail Banking
6 39 (5.79%) Legal
7 30 (4.46%) Back Office
8 23 (3.42%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.63%) Advertising
10 9 (1.34%) French Language
11 7 (1.04%) Prime Brokerage
12 6 (0.89%) German Language
12 6 (0.89%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.89%) Marketing
12 6 (0.89%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.45%) Games
13 3 (0.45%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 194 (28.83%) Developer
2 139 (20.65%) Analyst
3 138 (20.51%) Applications Support
4 115 (17.09%) Java Developer
5 87 (12.93%) Support Analyst
6 55 (8.17%) FIX Analyst
7 47 (6.98%) Support Specialist
8 39 (5.79%) Applications Support Analyst
9 29 (4.31%) Support Engineer
10 28 (4.16%) Integration Engineer
11 26 (3.86%) FIX Support Analyst
12 25 (3.71%) Applications Specialist
13 24 (3.57%) Applications Support Specialist
13 24 (3.57%) Business Analyst
14 22 (3.27%) Electronic Trading Support
15 21 (3.12%) Technical Support
15 21 (3.12%) Unix Support
16 20 (2.97%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 20 (2.97%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 19 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.28%) XML
2 44 (6.54%) HTML
3 33 (4.90%) .NET
4 27 (4.01%) Kafka
5 24 (3.57%) JMS
6 22 (3.27%) Spring
6 22 (3.27%) WebSockets
7 19 (2.82%) RESTful
8 18 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 18 (2.67%) React
8 18 (2.67%) Web Services
9 17 (2.53%) Middleware
10 16 (2.38%) STL
11 13 (1.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 13 (1.93%) J2EE
11 13 (1.93%) Rendezvous
11 13 (1.93%) WinForms
12 12 (1.78%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (1.78%) WCF
13 11 (1.63%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 192 (28.53%) Equities
2 134 (19.91%) Fixed Income
3 117 (17.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 83 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (11.44%) Derivative
6 66 (9.81%) Fintech
7 63 (9.36%) Algorithms
8 44 (6.54%) Computer Science
9 38 (5.65%) Linux Command Line
10 33 (4.90%) Hedge funds
11 18 (2.67%) SWIFT
12 16 (2.38%) Eurex
13 15 (2.23%) Equity Derivative
14 10 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (1.34%) Management Information System
16 7 (1.04%) Data Structures
17 6 (0.89%) Data Centre
17 6 (0.89%) Spread Betting
17 6 (0.89%) Virtual Team
18 4 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 298 (44.28%) Unix
2 244 (36.26%) Linux
3 88 (13.08%) Windows
4 39 (5.79%) Solaris
5 38 (5.65%) Windows Server
6 25 (3.71%) CentOS
7 21 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (2.08%) SUSE
8 14 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.63%) Debian
10 9 (1.34%) Windows NT
10 9 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.74%) Fedora
11 5 (0.74%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.74%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (32.99%) Electronic Trading
2 155 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (19.47%) Low Latency
4 101 (15.01%) Multithreading
5 91 (13.52%) Algorithmic Trading
6 69 (10.25%) Asset Management
7 61 (9.06%) Client Onboarding
8 55 (8.17%) Wealth Management
9 53 (7.88%) Automated Trading
10 50 (7.43%) ITIL
11 48 (7.13%) SDLC
12 36 (5.35%) Task Automation
13 35 (5.20%) OO
13 35 (5.20%) Software Engineering
14 33 (4.90%) Unit Testing
15 32 (4.75%) Service Management
16 31 (4.61%) Investment Management
16 31 (4.61%) Root Cause Analysis
17 26 (3.86%) Software Delivery
18 25 (3.71%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 307 (45.62%) SQL
2 255 (37.89%) Java
3 117 (17.38%) Python
4 83 (12.33%) Perl
5 74 (11.00%) Bash Shell
6 65 (9.66%) Shell Script
7 55 (8.17%) C#
8 49 (7.28%) JavaScript
9 47 (6.98%) C++
10 17 (2.53%) PL/SQL
11 15 (2.23%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.34%) Korn
12 9 (1.34%) VBA
13 8 (1.19%) Bourne shell
14 7 (1.04%) Ruby
15 6 (0.89%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.74%) C-shell
17 4 (0.59%) C
17 4 (0.59%) PHP
18 3 (0.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 75 (11.14%) Degree
2 15 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.49%) RHCE
4 8 (1.19%) CCNP
4 8 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.04%) CCNA
6 6 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.59%) CCIE
7 4 (0.59%) ISEB
7 4 (0.59%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.45%) CCIP
8 3 (0.45%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.30%) CISSP
9 2 (0.30%) IIBA
9 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (11.89%) QA
2 27 (4.01%) MiFID
3 11 (1.63%) EMIR
4 9 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.59%) SLA
6 2 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (0.89%) Docker
3 6 (0.89%) GridGain
4 4 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (2.97%) Puppet
2 16 (2.38%) Ansible
2 16 (2.38%) Nagios
3 10 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (1.34%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.04%) Control-M
6 4 (0.59%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.15%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.15%) MOM
Vendors
1 138 (20.51%) Oracle
2 60 (8.92%) Bloomberg
3 52 (7.73%) Fidessa
4 42 (6.24%) Sybase
5 34 (5.05%) Red Hat
6 29 (4.31%) Microsoft
7 26 (3.86%) Reuters
8 23 (3.42%) TIBCO
9 21 (3.12%) ION Trading
9 21 (3.12%) VMware
10 18 (2.67%) Splunk
11 14 (2.08%) Patsystems
12 13 (1.93%) Charles River
12 13 (1.93%) Cisco
12 13 (1.93%) GL TRADE
12 13 (1.93%) Informatica
12 13 (1.93%) Juniper
12 13 (1.93%) NetApp
12 13 (1.93%) SolarWinds
13 12 (1.78%) Citrix