Period
to 12 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fixed Income in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fixed Income over the 6 months to 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fixed Income
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 414 408
Rank change year-on-year +132 -6 +78
Permanent jobs citing Fixed Income 1,488 1,168 1,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.73% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.89% 1.85% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,298 908 706
UK median annual salary £100,000 £72,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% -6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £58,750 £48,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £117,500 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -28.57% -24.17%

Fixed Income is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 51,499 63,279 71,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.69% 39.67% 39.74%
Number of salaries quoted 39,302 48,279 53,548
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,405 £27,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Fixed Income
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Fixed Income as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Fixed Income in the UK

Fixed Income
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Fixed Income.

Salary trend for Fixed Income in the UK

Fixed Income
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Fixed Income over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Fixed Income in the UK

Fixed Income
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fixed Income within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. 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 +117 1,484 £100,000 +37.93% 71
London +94 1,478 £100,000 +37.93% 69
UK excluding London +47 8 £35,000 +7.69% 4
North of England +40 4 £35,000 +14.75% 2
North West +18 4 £35,000 +14.75% 2
South East +55 1 - -
Scotland +14 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland +4 1 £55,000 +69.23% 1
South West - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, IT jobs citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income.

1 1,128 (75.81%) Front Office
2 1,089 (73.19%) Finance
3 939 (63.10%) Asset Management
4 860 (57.80%) Derivative
5 838 (56.32%) Equities
6 811 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
7 803 (53.97%) Java
8 765 (51.41%) Python
9 697 (46.84%) AWS
10 681 (45.77%) Software Engineering
11 667 (44.83%) Web Services
12 631 (42.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 576 (38.71%) Investment Management
14 524 (35.22%) Hedge funds
15 517 (34.74%) SQL
16 410 (27.55%) J2EE
16 410 (27.55%) Banking
17 397 (26.68%) JavaScript
18 396 (26.61%) C#
19 386 (25.94%) Analytics
19 386 (25.94%) Mentoring
20 367 (24.66%) R
21 330 (22.18%) C++
22 266 (17.88%) Bloomberg
23 253 (17.00%) Microservices
24 244 (16.40%) Greenfield Project
25 217 (14.58%) Business Analysis
26 214 (14.38%) Investment Banking
27 200 (13.44%) Amazon S3
28 196 (13.17%) Decision-Making

Fixed Income
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 50 (3.36%) Oracle Workflow
2 31 (2.08%) Apache
3 24 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.40%) Jupyter
5 6 (0.40%) WildFly
6 5 (0.34%) nginx
7 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.067%) Confluence
8 1 (0.067%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.067%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.27%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 170 (11.42%) thinkFolio
2 149 (10.01%) Markit EDM
3 108 (7.26%) Front Arena
4 78 (5.24%) FINCAD Analytics
5 48 (3.23%) PolarLake
6 43 (2.89%) Eagle PACE
7 31 (2.08%) LatentZero
8 12 (0.81%) SimCorp Dimension
9 9 (0.60%) ION MarketView
10 6 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 3 (0.20%) Eze OMS
11 3 (0.20%) RMDS
12 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
12 2 (0.13%) LongView
13 1 (0.067%) Endur
13 1 (0.067%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 697 (46.84%) AWS
2 200 (13.44%) Amazon S3
3 183 (12.30%) Azure
4 175 (11.76%) GCP
5 170 (11.42%) Amazon SQS
6 154 (10.35%) Serverless
7 148 (9.95%) AWS Lambda
8 92 (6.18%) Amazon ECS
9 86 (5.78%) Amazon EC2
10 84 (5.65%) OpenShift
11 60 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
12 53 (3.56%) SaaS
13 35 (2.35%) GitHub
14 27 (1.81%) AWS Fargate
15 20 (1.34%) Power Platform
16 11 (0.74%) AWS Step Functions
17 3 (0.20%) Datadog
17 3 (0.20%) Office 365
18 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
18 2 (0.13%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.94%) LAN
1 14 (0.94%) WAN
2 10 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.47%) Ethernet
3 7 (0.47%) HTTP
4 6 (0.40%) SAN
5 5 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (0.27%) FIX Connectivity
7 3 (0.20%) DHCP
7 3 (0.20%) DNS
8 2 (0.13%) VPN
9 1 (0.067%) Internet
9 1 (0.067%) Intranet
9 1 (0.067%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.067%) NAS
9 1 (0.067%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (11.49%) Amazon RDS
2 151 (10.15%) SQL Server
3 146 (9.81%) Amazon Athena
4 101 (6.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 87 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
6 63 (4.23%) Amazon Redshift
7 57 (3.83%) NoSQL
8 45 (3.02%) Big Data
9 39 (2.62%) Oracle Database
10 37 (2.49%) Relational Database
11 33 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 33 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
12 32 (2.15%) Amazon Aurora
13 24 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (1.34%) Power BI
15 15 (1.01%) MySQL
16 12 (0.81%) DB2
16 12 (0.81%) KDB
Development Applications
1 148 (9.95%) RStudio
2 90 (6.05%) Artifactory
3 48 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.02%) Git (software)
5 22 (1.48%) GitLab
6 20 (1.34%) JIRA
7 19 (1.28%) Maven
8 14 (0.94%) JUnit
9 13 (0.87%) Subversion
10 12 (0.81%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.40%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.40%) Flyway
13 6 (0.40%) Gradle
13 6 (0.40%) Selenium
13 6 (0.40%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.27%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.27%) Redmine
General
1 1,128 (75.81%) Front Office
2 1,089 (73.19%) Finance
3 410 (27.55%) Banking
4 214 (14.38%) Investment Banking
5 133 (8.94%) Back Office
6 80 (5.38%) French Language
7 76 (5.11%) German Language
8 74 (4.97%) Italian Language
8 74 (4.97%) Spanish Language
9 50 (3.36%) Dutch Language
10 44 (2.96%) Legal
11 34 (2.28%) Marketing
12 10 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.40%) Games
14 3 (0.20%) Publishing
15 2 (0.13%) Local Government
16 1 (0.067%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.067%) Retail
Job Titles
1 626 (42.07%) Developer
2 291 (19.56%) Java Developer
3 207 (13.91%) Software Engineer
4 187 (12.57%) Senior Developer
5 157 (10.55%) Python Developer
6 143 (9.61%) Front Office Developer
7 140 (9.41%) Analyst
8 125 (8.40%) AWS Developer
9 121 (8.13%) Quantitative Developer
10 118 (7.93%) AWS Engineer
11 117 (7.86%) Architect
11 117 (7.86%) AWS Software Engineer
12 111 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
13 102 (6.85%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 87 (5.85%) Data Manager
15 85 (5.71%) Finance Manager
16 78 (5.24%) J2EE Developer
16 78 (5.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 76 (5.11%) Development Manager
18 73 (4.91%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 667 (44.83%) Web Services
2 410 (27.55%) J2EE
3 176 (11.83%) React
4 173 (11.63%) AngularJS
5 164 (11.02%) Node.js
6 134 (9.01%) .NET
7 94 (6.32%) XML
8 89 (5.98%) J2SE
9 71 (4.77%) Spring
10 64 (4.30%) FIX Protocol
11 59 (3.97%) NumPy
12 58 (3.90%) Pandas
12 58 (3.90%) SciPy
13 49 (3.29%) Vue.js
14 37 (2.49%) Spring Boot
15 36 (2.42%) Kafka
16 30 (2.02%) WCF
17 27 (1.81%) Lambda Expressions
18 21 (1.41%) Hibernate
18 21 (1.41%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 860 (57.80%) Derivative
2 838 (56.32%) Equities
3 631 (42.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 524 (35.22%) Hedge funds
5 244 (16.40%) Greenfield Project
6 157 (10.55%) Reference Data
7 138 (9.27%) Equity Derivative
8 65 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
9 63 (4.23%) Exotic Derivative
10 57 (3.83%) Algorithms
11 47 (3.16%) Data Structures
12 42 (2.82%) Blog
13 38 (2.55%) Management Information System
14 30 (2.02%) Credit Risk
15 18 (1.21%) Public Cloud
15 18 (1.21%) SWIFT
16 14 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
17 13 (0.87%) Data Centre
18 12 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
19 11 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 134 (9.01%) Linux
2 92 (6.18%) Unix
3 83 (5.58%) Windows
4 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.27%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.13%) Android
8 1 (0.067%) Solaris
8 1 (0.067%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 939 (63.10%) Asset Management
2 811 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
3 681 (45.77%) Software Engineering
4 576 (38.71%) Investment Management
5 386 (25.94%) Analytics
5 386 (25.94%) Mentoring
6 253 (17.00%) Microservices
7 217 (14.58%) Business Analysis
8 196 (13.17%) Decision-Making
9 195 (13.10%) Quantitative Analysis
10 180 (12.10%) Computer Science
11 175 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
12 158 (10.62%) Performance Management
13 152 (10.22%) Performance Attribution
14 147 (9.88%) Artificial Intelligence
15 144 (9.68%) DevOps
16 123 (8.27%) Data Analytics
17 115 (7.73%) Open Source
18 103 (6.92%) Electronic Trading
19 99 (6.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 803 (53.97%) Java
2 765 (51.41%) Python
3 517 (34.74%) SQL
4 397 (26.68%) JavaScript
5 396 (26.61%) C#
6 367 (24.66%) R
7 330 (22.18%) C++
8 72 (4.84%) Kotlin
9 65 (4.37%) Java 8
10 62 (4.17%) Perl
11 39 (2.62%) Bash Shell
12 37 (2.49%) Ruby
13 25 (1.68%) VBA
14 24 (1.61%) Bourne shell
14 24 (1.61%) Korn
15 22 (1.48%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.41%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.60%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.54%) Haskell
18 8 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 160 (10.75%) Degree
2 50 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (2.28%) CFA
3 34 (2.28%) CIMA
4 20 (1.34%) Master's Degree
5 17 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.34%) PhD
7 3 (0.20%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.13%) MBA
8 2 (0.13%) PMP
9 1 (0.067%) ISEB
9 1 (0.067%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.97%) Data Quality
2 44 (2.96%) QA
3 11 (0.74%) PMO
4 5 (0.34%) MiFID
5 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.27%) EMIR
6 1 (0.067%) Basel II
6 1 (0.067%) FATCA
6 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.067%) NIST
6 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.067%) PSD2
6 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (11.42%) Docker
2 7 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.13%) HDFS
5 1 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.067%) BIND 9
5 1 (0.067%) Samba
Systems Management
1 102 (6.85%) Kubernetes
2 98 (6.59%) Terraform
3 11 (0.74%) Ansible
4 9 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.40%) Puppet
6 4 (0.27%) Control-M
6 4 (0.27%) Icinga
6 4 (0.27%) Packer
6 4 (0.27%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.20%) Nagios
7 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.13%) Salt
8 2 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.067%) Automic
9 1 (0.067%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.067%) Netcool
9 1 (0.067%) Rancher
Vendors
1 266 (17.88%) Bloomberg
2 174 (11.69%) Charles River
3 161 (10.82%) SimCorp
4 157 (10.55%) Oracle
5 120 (8.06%) Google
6 111 (7.46%) Calypso
7 100 (6.72%) Reuters
8 67 (4.50%) ION Trading
9 41 (2.76%) Eze Castle Integration
10 35 (2.35%) Fidessa
11 34 (2.28%) Casewise
12 32 (2.15%) Eze Software Group
12 32 (2.15%) Microsoft
13 28 (1.88%) FIS
14 24 (1.61%) Linedata
15 22 (1.48%) FXall
15 22 (1.48%) Tradeweb
16 21 (1.41%) MarketAxess
17 20 (1.34%) Sybase
18 19 (1.28%) TIBCO