Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 559 769 657
Rank change year-on-year +210 -112 -73
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 128 304 586
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.59% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 117 254 507
Median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £52,000 £52,875 £45,000
90th Percentile £106,000 £122,500 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +21.05% -26.92%

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 21,808 51,709 65,577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.86% 37.82% 39.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18,612 42,652 54,107
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +198 123 £77,500 -3.13% 27
London +102 117 £80,000 - 26
UK excluding London +317 11 £57,500 - 1
North of England +180 5 £57,500 +7.98% 1
North West +133 5 £57,500 +35.29%
Work from Home +15 5 £96,250 +67.39% 6
Scotland - 5 £55,000 -
East of England +144 1 £65,000 +109.68%

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 88 (68.75%) Finance
2 51 (39.84%) Linux
3 44 (34.38%) SQL
4 42 (32.81%) Electronic Trading
5 40 (31.25%) Unix
6 34 (26.56%) Front Office
7 32 (25.00%) Fixed Income
8 30 (23.44%) Java
9 29 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (21.88%) XML
11 27 (21.09%) Banking
11 27 (21.09%) QA
12 25 (19.53%) SQL Server
13 24 (18.75%) FIX Connectivity
14 23 (17.97%) Fintech
14 23 (17.97%) TCP/IP
15 22 (17.19%) Oracle
15 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
16 21 (16.41%) Python
17 18 (14.06%) API Integration
18 17 (13.28%) Windows
19 16 (12.50%) C#
20 15 (11.72%) Bloomberg
20 15 (11.72%) Algorithmic Trading
20 15 (11.72%) Derivative
20 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
21 14 (10.94%) Equities
21 14 (10.94%) Docker
22 13 (10.16%) Low Latency
22 13 (10.16%) Continuous Delivery

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 (3.13%) Confluence
2 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.78%) nginx
3 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) AWS
2 3 (2.34%) Azure
3 2 (1.56%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.78%) GCP
4 1 (0.78%) NuGet
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.75%) FIX Connectivity
2 23 (17.97%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.13%) Firewall
3 4 (3.13%) Intranet
3 4 (3.13%) LAN
4 2 (1.56%) HTTP
4 2 (1.56%) NAS
4 2 (1.56%) VLAN
4 2 (1.56%) VoIP
4 2 (1.56%) VPN
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.78%) DMZ
5 1 (0.78%) DNS
5 1 (0.78%) HSRP
5 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.78%) Multicast
5 1 (0.78%) Network Security
5 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.78%) SAN
5 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.59%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.59%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.91%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.34%) Blockchain
6 3 (2.34%) CouchDB
6 3 (2.34%) OLAP
6 3 (2.34%) OLTP
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (2.34%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) JIRA
2 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.69%) Selenium
3 5 (3.91%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.13%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.34%) ERwin
5 3 (2.34%) JMeter
5 3 (2.34%) Maven
5 3 (2.34%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (1.56%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.56%) Protractor
6 2 (1.56%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.56%) Robot Framework
6 2 (1.56%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.56%) Subversion
7 1 (0.78%) Pivotal Tracker
7 1 (0.78%) PyCharm
7 1 (0.78%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 88 (68.75%) Finance
2 34 (26.56%) Front Office
3 27 (21.09%) Banking
4 13 (10.16%) Back Office
5 8 (6.25%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.91%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Retail
8 1 (0.78%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (32.81%) Analyst
2 28 (21.88%) Developer
3 19 (14.84%) Applications Support
4 17 (13.28%) Business Analyst
5 14 (10.94%) Integration Engineer
6 13 (10.16%) Customer Engineer
7 12 (9.38%) FIX Analyst
7 12 (9.38%) Java Developer
8 10 (7.81%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.25%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
10 7 (5.47%) QA Analyst
10 7 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.69%) Test Analyst
11 6 (4.69%) Unix Support
12 5 (3.91%) FIX Support Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) Pricing Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.91%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.91%) SQL Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.88%) XML
2 10 (7.81%) .NET
2 10 (7.81%) AngularJS
2 10 (7.81%) HTML
3 9 (7.03%) Kafka
4 7 (5.47%) CSS
4 7 (5.47%) SOAP
5 5 (3.91%) REST
6 4 (3.13%) .NET Core
6 4 (3.13%) Express
6 4 (3.13%) Middleware
6 4 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.34%) FpML
7 3 (2.34%) HTML5
7 3 (2.34%) JSON
7 3 (2.34%) Web Services
8 2 (1.56%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.56%) React
8 2 (1.56%) RESTful
8 2 (1.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 15 (11.72%) Derivative
3 14 (10.94%) Equities
4 13 (10.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.25%) SWIFT
7 5 (3.91%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.91%) Eurex
7 5 (3.91%) Hedge funds
7 5 (3.91%) Reference Data
8 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.78%) iSeries
11 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (39.84%) Linux
2 40 (31.25%) Unix
3 17 (13.28%) Windows
4 7 (5.47%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.13%) CentOS
5 4 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.34%) Debian
6 3 (2.34%) Solaris
6 3 (2.34%) SUSE
6 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.78%) AIX
8 1 (0.78%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.81%) Electronic Trading
2 29 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.97%) Fintech
4 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
5 18 (14.06%) API Integration
6 15 (11.72%) Algorithmic Trading
6 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (10.16%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (10.16%) Low Latency
8 12 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (9.38%) Software Engineering
8 12 (9.38%) TDD
9 11 (8.59%) Thought Leadership
10 10 (7.81%) Extreme Programming
10 10 (7.81%) Multithreading
11 9 (7.03%) Microservices
12 8 (6.25%) BDD
12 8 (6.25%) OOP
12 8 (6.25%) Project Management
13 7 (5.47%) OO
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.38%) SQL
2 30 (23.44%) Java
3 21 (16.41%) Python
4 16 (12.50%) C#
5 13 (10.16%) C++
6 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.47%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.69%) Perl
8 6 (4.69%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.34%) VBA
11 2 (1.56%) C
11 2 (1.56%) R
12 1 (0.78%) COBOL
12 1 (0.78%) Korn
12 1 (0.78%) PHP
12 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (3.91%) Degree
2 4 (3.13%) ISEB
3 3 (2.34%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.34%) CCNA
3 3 (2.34%) CCNP
3 3 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.34%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.78%) CCIE
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.78%) RHCE
5 1 (0.78%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.09%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.34%) EMIR
2 3 (2.34%) MiFID
3 2 (1.56%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.94%) Docker
2 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) BIND 9
3 1 (0.78%) LXC
3 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) zsh
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Control-M
2 1 (0.78%) Icinga
2 1 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.78%) Nagios
2 1 (0.78%) Packer
2 1 (0.78%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) Terraform
2 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (17.19%) Oracle
2 15 (11.72%) Bloomberg
3 9 (7.03%) Reuters
4 8 (6.25%) Fidessa
5 6 (4.69%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.69%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.91%) CQG
6 5 (3.91%) ION Trading
6 5 (3.91%) Patsystems
6 5 (3.91%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.91%) Sybase
6 5 (3.91%) Trayport
7 4 (3.13%) Cisco
7 4 (3.13%) Sun
8 3 (2.34%) FXall
9 1 (0.78%) Centreon
9 1 (0.78%) Dot Hill
9 1 (0.78%) NETGEAR
9 1 (0.78%) Splunk
9 1 (0.78%) Synology