Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 624 637 662
Rank change year-on-year +13 +25 -37
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 647 613 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.89% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 581 516 625
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +3.17%
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £105,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,250 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.43% +23.53% -

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 70,968 68,670 77,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.81% 40.62% 38.70%
Number of salaries quoted 59,306 58,393 66,969
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -2 643 £67,500 -3.57% 84
London -4 620 £67,500 -6.90% 82
UK excluding London +4 27 £53,250 +1.43% 3
Midlands - 13 £53,250 -
East Midlands - 8 £52,500 -
South East -30 7 £36,000 -31.43% 2
West Midlands - 5 £55,000 -
North of England -8 2 £92,500 +164.29%
North West -15 2 £92,500 +164.29%
Scotland -38 2 - -
South West - 2 £92,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 - 1
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 450 (69.55%) Finance
2 340 (52.55%) SQL
3 273 (42.19%) Unix
4 230 (35.55%) Java
5 224 (34.62%) Fixed Income
6 215 (33.23%) Equities
7 208 (32.15%) Banking
8 191 (29.52%) Front Office
9 188 (29.06%) Linux
10 165 (25.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 158 (24.42%) Electronic Trading
12 138 (21.33%) Oracle
13 127 (19.63%) FIX Connectivity
14 123 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
15 117 (18.08%) Degree
16 114 (17.62%) Algorithmic Trading
17 107 (16.54%) Low Latency
18 105 (16.23%) Python
19 102 (15.77%) Bash Shell
20 100 (15.46%) Investment Banking
21 97 (14.99%) Hedge funds
21 97 (14.99%) SQL Server
22 94 (14.53%) Fintech
23 93 (14.37%) Bloomberg
24 92 (14.22%) Client Onboarding
25 90 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
26 88 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
27 87 (13.45%) C#
28 79 (12.21%) Perl
29 76 (11.75%) Windows

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 29 (4.48%) Apache
1 29 (4.48%) Tomcat
2 12 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (1.70%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.39%) IIS
4 9 (1.39%) JBoss
4 9 (1.39%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.93%) Confluence
6 5 (0.77%) Ethereum
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.31%) Luigi
8 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.15%) GemFire
Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 35 (5.41%) thinkFolio
2 9 (1.39%) RMDS
2 9 (1.39%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 6 (0.93%) MetaTrader
4 4 (0.62%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.46%) LongView
6 1 (0.15%) Advent Moxy
6 1 (0.15%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Eikon
6 1 (0.15%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.15%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.15%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.86%) SaaS
2 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.31%) GitHub
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Office 365
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (19.63%) FIX Connectivity
2 30 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 24 (3.71%) LAN
3 24 (3.71%) WAN
4 17 (2.63%) Firewall
5 12 (1.85%) Internet
5 12 (1.85%) Multicast
6 10 (1.55%) Value-Added Service
7 8 (1.24%) AMQP
8 6 (0.93%) tcpdump
9 4 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.62%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.62%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.46%) DHCP
10 3 (0.46%) DNS
10 3 (0.46%) WebEx
11 2 (0.31%) Broadband
11 2 (0.31%) HTTP
11 2 (0.31%) Intranet
11 2 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.87%) Oracle Database
3 29 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.40%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.09%) RDBMS
6 18 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (1.55%) Blockchain
8 10 (1.55%) MySQL
8 10 (1.55%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.39%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.39%) KDB
10 7 (1.08%) Big Data
11 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.62%) DB2
12 4 (0.62%) InterSystems Cache
13 3 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.09%) Maven
3 14 (2.16%) Subversion
4 13 (2.01%) JIRA
5 10 (1.55%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.24%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.08%) JUnit
8 6 (0.93%) Mockito
8 6 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.77%) EasyMock
10 4 (0.62%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.46%) Selenium
12 2 (0.31%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.31%) JSUnit
12 2 (0.31%) Mocha
12 2 (0.31%) Moq
12 2 (0.31%) QUnit
12 2 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 450 (69.55%) Finance
2 208 (32.15%) Banking
3 191 (29.52%) Front Office
4 100 (15.46%) Investment Banking
5 43 (6.65%) Legal
6 32 (4.95%) French Language
6 32 (4.95%) Italian Language
7 29 (4.48%) German Language
8 18 (2.78%) Back Office
9 14 (2.16%) Financial Institution
10 13 (2.01%) Prime Brokerage
11 12 (1.85%) Advertising
12 8 (1.24%) Retail
13 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.31%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) Law
15 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 175 (27.05%) Analyst
2 161 (24.88%) Applications Support
3 156 (24.11%) Developer
4 91 (14.06%) Support Analyst
5 84 (12.98%) Java Developer
6 71 (10.97%) FIX Analyst
7 55 (8.50%) Applications Support Analyst
8 45 (6.96%) Onboarding Engineer
9 41 (6.34%) Business Analyst
10 39 (6.03%) Support Engineer
11 38 (5.87%) Support Specialist
12 35 (5.41%) FIX Support Analyst
13 33 (5.10%) Applications Engineer
13 33 (5.10%) Applications Support Engineer
14 32 (4.95%) Unix Support
15 29 (4.48%) Integration Engineer
16 25 (3.86%) C++ Developer
16 25 (3.86%) Financial Analyst
16 25 (3.86%) Team Leader
17 24 (3.71%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.80%) HTML
2 43 (6.65%) XML
3 38 (5.87%) .NET
4 33 (5.10%) WebSockets
5 31 (4.79%) React
6 25 (3.86%) J2EE
7 24 (3.71%) HTML5
8 23 (3.55%) Kafka
9 21 (3.25%) AngularJS
9 21 (3.25%) Web Services
10 20 (3.09%) Spring
10 20 (3.09%) WPF
11 19 (2.94%) Protocol Buffers
12 16 (2.47%) JSON
12 16 (2.47%) WCF
13 15 (2.32%) Hibernate
13 15 (2.32%) JMS
14 13 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (1.85%) RESTful
16 11 (1.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 224 (34.62%) Fixed Income
2 215 (33.23%) Equities
3 165 (25.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 97 (14.99%) Hedge funds
5 94 (14.53%) Fintech
6 90 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
7 75 (11.59%) Derivative
8 74 (11.44%) Computer Science
9 66 (10.20%) Algorithms
10 43 (6.65%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (2.47%) Eurex
12 15 (2.32%) Data Structures
13 14 (2.16%) SWIFT
13 14 (2.16%) Virtual Team
14 12 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
15 7 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
16 5 (0.77%) Bitcoin
16 5 (0.77%) Spread Betting
17 4 (0.62%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 273 (42.19%) Unix
2 188 (29.06%) Linux
3 76 (11.75%) Windows
4 35 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.79%) Solaris
6 23 (3.55%) CentOS
7 19 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (2.32%) Fedora
9 12 (1.85%) Debian
9 12 (1.85%) SUSE
9 12 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.70%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (1.08%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.08%) Windows NT
13 6 (0.93%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (24.42%) Electronic Trading
2 123 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (17.62%) Algorithmic Trading
4 107 (16.54%) Low Latency
5 92 (14.22%) Client Onboarding
6 88 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
7 74 (11.44%) Multithreading
8 61 (9.43%) Investment Management
9 60 (9.27%) Release Management
10 49 (7.57%) Automated Trading
11 46 (7.11%) ITIL
12 42 (6.49%) OO
13 40 (6.18%) Asset Management
14 39 (6.03%) Wealth Management
15 38 (5.87%) Software Engineering
16 35 (5.41%) Task Automation
17 31 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
18 29 (4.48%) TDD
19 27 (4.17%) Mentoring
19 27 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 340 (52.55%) SQL
2 230 (35.55%) Java
3 105 (16.23%) Python
4 102 (15.77%) Bash Shell
5 87 (13.45%) C#
6 79 (12.21%) Perl
7 71 (10.97%) C++
8 65 (10.05%) Shell Script
9 39 (6.03%) JavaScript
10 31 (4.79%) Ruby
11 29 (4.48%) Bourne shell
11 29 (4.48%) Korn
12 22 (3.40%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.85%) C
14 9 (1.39%) ANSI SQL
14 9 (1.39%) VBA
15 6 (0.93%) Java 8
16 5 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.31%) Groovy
17 2 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 117 (18.08%) Degree
2 19 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.31%) IIBA
4 2 (0.31%) ISEB
4 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.15%) CCIE
5 1 (0.15%) CCNP
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (10.51%) QA
2 35 (5.41%) MiFID
3 5 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.46%) EMIR
4 3 (0.46%) PMO
4 3 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (0.77%) GridGain
3 4 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.31%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.08%) Nagios
1 7 (1.08%) Puppet
2 6 (0.93%) Control-M
3 4 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.46%) Ansible
4 3 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) Grafana
5 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 138 (21.33%) Oracle
2 93 (14.37%) Bloomberg
3 58 (8.96%) Fidessa
4 54 (8.35%) Reuters
5 38 (5.87%) Red Hat
6 37 (5.72%) Tradeweb
7 36 (5.56%) Sybase
8 34 (5.26%) MarketAxess
9 33 (5.10%) FXall
10 29 (4.48%) Microsoft
11 24 (3.71%) ION Trading
12 14 (2.16%) Patsystems
13 13 (2.01%) Charles River
13 13 (2.01%) CQG
14 10 (1.55%) Citrix
14 10 (1.55%) TIBCO
15 9 (1.39%) Algorithmics
15 9 (1.39%) GL TRADE
15 9 (1.39%) IBM
15 9 (1.39%) VMware