Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 650 571 755
Rank change year-on-year -79 +184 -185
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 556 808 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.45% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 1.12% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 481 526 446
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £92,500 £108,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £72,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -20.69% +38.10% +5.00%

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 64,897 72,262 74,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.81% 40.09% 39.05%
Number of salaries quoted 53,611 60,024 64,572
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 10 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 16 November 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 -74 547 £70,000 +3.70% 58
London -64 528 £70,000 +3.70% 56
UK excluding London +40 28 £57,500 -20.69% 4
South East +31 11 £65,000 -18.75% 2
West Midlands +31 6 £32,500 -27.78%
Midlands +30 6 £32,500 -27.78%
Northern Ireland +1 5 - -
Scotland +5 4 £57,500 +4.55% 2
North of England +29 2 £55,000 -15.38%
North West +10 2 £55,000 -15.38%

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 391 (70.32%) Finance
2 269 (48.38%) Equities
2 269 (48.38%) SQL
3 243 (43.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 230 (41.37%) Unix
5 205 (36.87%) Fixed Income
6 200 (35.97%) Front Office
7 199 (35.79%) Java
8 158 (28.42%) Linux
9 147 (26.44%) Python
10 142 (25.54%) Degree
11 141 (25.36%) Banking
12 133 (23.92%) Derivative
13 121 (21.76%) C#
14 114 (20.50%) C++
15 109 (19.60%) Oracle
16 104 (18.71%) Hedge funds
17 103 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
18 101 (18.17%) Fintech
19 100 (17.99%) Computer Science
20 96 (17.27%) SQL Server
20 96 (17.27%) Perl
21 90 (16.19%) Algorithmic Trading
22 85 (15.29%) Asset Management
23 81 (14.57%) Low Latency
24 79 (14.21%) FIX Connectivity
25 78 (14.03%) Electronic Trading
26 76 (13.67%) Windows
27 74 (13.31%) Investment Management
28 73 (13.13%) 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 45 (8.09%) Apache
2 42 (7.55%) Tomcat
3 23 (4.14%) Ethereum
4 11 (1.98%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.90%) JBoss
7 5 (0.90%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.72%) Confluence
9 2 (0.36%) GemFire
9 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.36%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.18%) Luigi
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (9.35%) thinkFolio
2 19 (3.42%) Ripple
3 8 (1.44%) Front Arena
3 8 (1.44%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.72%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 4 (0.72%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (0.54%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.36%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.83%) SaaS
2 21 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.72%) GitHub
5 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 79 (14.21%) FIX Connectivity
2 17 (3.06%) Internet
2 17 (3.06%) LAN
2 17 (3.06%) WAN
3 10 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.62%) FTP
5 8 (1.44%) Firewall
6 7 (1.26%) Extranet
6 7 (1.26%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.90%) AMQP
8 4 (0.72%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.72%) Multicast
8 4 (0.72%) VPN
8 4 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.72%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.54%) DNS
10 2 (0.36%) DHCP
10 2 (0.36%) NAS
10 2 (0.36%) SNMP
11 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.32%) Blockchain
3 19 (3.42%) MongoDB
3 19 (3.42%) Oracle Database
4 15 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.16%) KDB
5 12 (2.16%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.62%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.44%) MySQL
8 6 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.08%) DB2
8 6 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.72%) Big Data
10 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.72%) OLAP
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 15 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 15 (2.70%) JIRA
1 15 (2.70%) TeamCity
2 14 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (2.52%) Maven
3 13 (2.34%) Subversion
4 9 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (1.26%) Hudson
5 7 (1.26%) JUnit
5 7 (1.26%) TestNG
6 6 (1.08%) Robot Framework
7 5 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.90%) Selenium
7 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.72%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.72%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.72%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.72%) XMLSpy
General
1 391 (70.32%) Finance
2 200 (35.97%) Front Office
3 141 (25.36%) Banking
4 73 (13.13%) Investment Banking
5 43 (7.73%) French Language
6 42 (7.55%) German Language
6 42 (7.55%) Italian Language
7 40 (7.19%) Back Office
8 29 (5.22%) Spanish Language
9 10 (1.80%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.44%) Legal
11 5 (0.90%) Law
11 5 (0.90%) Retail
12 4 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 144 (25.90%) Developer
2 132 (23.74%) Applications Support
3 129 (23.20%) Analyst
4 88 (15.83%) Support Analyst
5 84 (15.11%) Support Engineer
6 77 (13.85%) Java Developer
7 70 (12.59%) Senior Developer
8 55 (9.89%) Applications Engineer
9 51 (9.17%) Applications Support Analyst
10 48 (8.63%) Applications Support Engineer
11 44 (7.91%) Senior Java Developer
12 40 (7.19%) FIX Analyst
13 34 (6.12%) Unix Support
14 33 (5.94%) Onboarding Engineer
15 32 (5.76%) SQL Analyst
16 31 (5.58%) Software Engineer
17 30 (5.40%) FIX Support Analyst
17 30 (5.40%) SQL Support Analyst
18 27 (4.86%) Team Leader
19 26 (4.68%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.71%) React
2 47 (8.45%) .NET
3 43 (7.73%) HTML
4 41 (7.37%) HTML5
5 38 (6.83%) J2EE
6 29 (5.22%) Web Services
7 28 (5.04%) J2SE
8 26 (4.68%) XML
9 25 (4.50%) WCF
9 25 (4.50%) WPF
10 24 (4.32%) Reactive Extensions
11 23 (4.14%) Middleware
12 20 (3.60%) AngularJS
13 19 (3.42%) JSON
13 19 (3.42%) Kafka
13 19 (3.42%) RESTful
14 16 (2.88%) SOAP
15 15 (2.70%) REST
16 11 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
17 10 (1.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 269 (48.38%) Equities
2 243 (43.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 205 (36.87%) Fixed Income
4 133 (23.92%) Derivative
5 104 (18.71%) Hedge funds
6 101 (18.17%) Fintech
7 100 (17.99%) Computer Science
8 44 (7.91%) Algorithms
9 42 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (4.14%) Bitcoin
11 21 (3.78%) Data Structures
11 21 (3.78%) SWIFT
12 19 (3.42%) Litecoin
13 17 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (2.88%) Equity Derivative
15 14 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
16 12 (2.16%) Client/Server
16 12 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
17 10 (1.80%) Eurex
18 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 230 (41.37%) Unix
2 158 (28.42%) Linux
3 76 (13.67%) Windows
4 27 (4.86%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.06%) Solaris
6 16 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.34%) CentOS
8 11 (1.98%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.98%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.62%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.26%) SUSE
10 7 (1.26%) Windows NT
11 6 (1.08%) Debian
11 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.54%) Fedora
13 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.18%) AIX
15 1 (0.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (16.19%) Algorithmic Trading
3 85 (15.29%) Asset Management
4 81 (14.57%) Low Latency
5 78 (14.03%) Electronic Trading
6 74 (13.31%) Investment Management
7 73 (13.13%) Multithreading
8 71 (12.77%) Software Engineering
9 65 (11.69%) Client Onboarding
10 54 (9.71%) Release Management
11 51 (9.17%) Wealth Management
12 48 (8.63%) Mathematics
13 44 (7.91%) OO
14 43 (7.73%) Market Making
15 42 (7.55%) High-Frequency Trading
16 35 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (5.94%) TDD
18 27 (4.86%) Test Automation
19 25 (4.50%) Cryptocurrency
19 25 (4.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 269 (48.38%) SQL
2 199 (35.79%) Java
3 147 (26.44%) Python
4 121 (21.76%) C#
5 114 (20.50%) C++
6 96 (17.27%) Perl
7 73 (13.13%) Bash Shell
8 60 (10.79%) Shell Script
9 51 (9.17%) Ruby
10 42 (7.55%) Bourne shell
10 42 (7.55%) Korn
11 25 (4.50%) C
12 23 (4.14%) Scala
13 19 (3.42%) Go
14 16 (2.88%) JavaScript
15 11 (1.98%) Java 8
15 11 (1.98%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.44%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.26%) VBA
18 6 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 142 (25.54%) Degree
2 42 (7.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (5.22%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.36%) RHCE
6 1 (0.18%) CCNA
6 1 (0.18%) CCNP
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.18%) MCSA
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.18%) PhD
6 1 (0.18%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.70%) MiFID
1 15 (2.70%) QA
2 4 (0.72%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.72%) EMIR
2 4 (0.72%) FATCA
2 4 (0.72%) SEPA
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (3.24%) Docker
2 8 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.72%) XenApp
5 3 (0.54%) zsh
6 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (3.06%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.72%) Nagios
3 3 (0.54%) Control-M
4 2 (0.36%) Cacti
4 2 (0.36%) Grafana
4 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 109 (19.60%) Oracle
2 68 (12.23%) Bloomberg
3 59 (10.61%) Reuters
4 48 (8.63%) FXall
5 45 (8.09%) MarketAxess
5 45 (8.09%) Tradeweb
6 39 (7.01%) Sybase
7 32 (5.76%) Fidessa
8 28 (5.04%) ION Trading
9 27 (4.86%) Red Hat
10 24 (4.32%) Google
11 23 (4.14%) Microsoft
12 15 (2.70%) Eze Software Group
13 13 (2.34%) Charles River
14 12 (2.16%) CQG
15 11 (1.98%) TIBCO
16 10 (1.80%) SimCorp
17 8 (1.44%) Calypso
17 8 (1.44%) Patsystems
18 7 (1.26%) HP