Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fixed Income
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 394 380 477
Rank change year-on-year -14 +97 -36
Permanent jobs citing Fixed Income 1,348 1,488 1,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.84% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 1.90% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 981 777 914
UK median annual salary £72,500 £77,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.45% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £117,500 £107,500 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +27.78% -21.74% +15.00%

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 74,062 78,476 85,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.50% 44.27% 43.27%
Number of salaries quoted 57,214 60,028 69,976
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Fixed Income in the UK

Fixed Income
Top 11 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 18 August 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 -10 1,327 £72,500 -6.45% 130
London -7 1,311 £72,500 -6.45% 129
UK excluding London +47 37 £57,500 +27.78% 2
Scotland +1 17 £72,500 +93.33% 1
North of England +35 13 £25,000 - 1
North West +23 13 £25,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +5 4 - -
Midlands +9 1 £67,500 +3.85%
South East -6 1 £50,000 +11.11%
South West - 1 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 1,018 (75.52%) Finance
2 659 (48.89%) SQL
3 649 (48.15%) Equities
4 584 (43.32%) Banking
5 568 (42.14%) Front Office
6 559 (41.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 524 (38.87%) Java
8 523 (38.80%) Derivative
9 413 (30.64%) C#
10 404 (29.97%) Investment Management
11 398 (29.53%) Asset Management
12 389 (28.86%) Degree
13 370 (27.45%) Investment Banking
14 354 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
15 343 (25.45%) Python
16 289 (21.44%) Problem-Solving
17 279 (20.70%) Hedge funds
18 254 (18.84%) FIX Protocol
19 237 (17.58%) Unix
20 221 (16.39%) Computer Science
21 211 (15.65%) Low Latency
22 207 (15.36%) Oracle
23 206 (15.28%) C++
24 196 (14.54%) .NET
25 193 (14.32%) Linux
26 192 (14.24%) Software Engineering
27 191 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
28 186 (13.80%) Electronic Trading
28 186 (13.80%) SQL Server
29 184 (13.65%) Risk Management

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 52 (3.86%) Apache
2 48 (3.56%) Tomcat
3 25 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
5 15 (1.11%) Ethereum
5 15 (1.11%) OpenStack
6 14 (1.04%) Confluence
7 9 (0.67%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.52%) Jetty
9 6 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.37%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.15%) GemFire
12 2 (0.15%) IIS
13 1 (0.074%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.074%) JBoss
13 1 (0.074%) SmartSockets
Applications
1 48 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 164 (12.17%) thinkFolio
2 98 (7.27%) Front Arena
3 93 (6.90%) Markit EDM
4 53 (3.93%) Eagle PACE
5 32 (2.37%) Bloomberg AIM
6 25 (1.85%) ION MarketView
7 15 (1.11%) Ripple
8 13 (0.96%) LatentZero
9 8 (0.59%) Sentinel
10 6 (0.45%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.37%) LongView
12 4 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
13 1 (0.074%) BondVision
13 1 (0.074%) Orchestrade
13 1 (0.074%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 122 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.37%) SaaS
3 29 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.67%) Office 365
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.22%) NuGet
6 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.15%) GitHub
7 2 (0.15%) npm
7 2 (0.15%) Serverless
8 1 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 79 (5.86%) FIX Connectivity
2 29 (2.15%) WAN
3 23 (1.71%) LAN
4 22 (1.63%) SMS
5 21 (1.56%) Firewall
6 17 (1.26%) VPN
7 16 (1.19%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.82%) DHCP
8 11 (0.82%) DNS
9 10 (0.74%) Broadband
9 10 (0.74%) Ethernet
9 10 (0.74%) Internet
9 10 (0.74%) Intranet
9 10 (0.74%) Network Security
10 8 (0.59%) BGP
11 7 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.52%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (0.52%) MPLS
11 7 (0.52%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 165 (12.24%) Big Data
3 62 (4.60%) NoSQL
4 61 (4.53%) MongoDB
5 53 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 42 (3.12%) Hadoop
6 42 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 31 (2.30%) MySQL
10 30 (2.23%) Blockchain
11 29 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (1.41%) DB2
13 17 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (1.04%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.96%) Data Lake
16 12 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 10 (0.74%) MemSQL
19 9 (0.67%) KDB
Development Applications
1 94 (6.97%) Jenkins
2 83 (6.16%) TeamCity
3 82 (6.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 54 (4.01%) JIRA
5 47 (3.49%) Selenium
6 37 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
7 34 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 34 (2.52%) Visual Studio
8 31 (2.30%) JUnit
9 30 (2.23%) MSBuild
10 29 (2.15%) Git (software)
11 24 (1.78%) Maven
11 24 (1.78%) Protractor
12 19 (1.41%) Vagrant
13 15 (1.11%) Subversion
14 13 (0.96%) NUnit
15 12 (0.89%) Artifactory
15 12 (0.89%) Mockito
16 10 (0.74%) Gradle
17 9 (0.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1,018 (75.52%) Finance
2 584 (43.32%) Banking
3 568 (42.14%) Front Office
4 370 (27.45%) Investment Banking
5 179 (13.28%) Financial Institution
6 74 (5.49%) Back Office
7 43 (3.19%) Italian Language
8 41 (3.04%) French Language
8 41 (3.04%) German Language
9 31 (2.30%) Legal
10 26 (1.93%) Advertising
11 24 (1.78%) Marketing
12 9 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.52%) Games
14 6 (0.45%) Publishing
15 5 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
16 3 (0.22%) Law
16 3 (0.22%) Retail
17 2 (0.15%) Telecoms
17 2 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 521 (38.65%) Developer
2 231 (17.14%) Analyst
3 178 (13.20%) Java Developer
4 117 (8.68%) Applications Support
5 100 (7.42%) C# Developer
6 79 (5.86%) Support Analyst
7 78 (5.79%) Business Analyst
8 63 (4.67%) Software Engineer
9 58 (4.30%) Consultant
9 58 (4.30%) Senior Developer
10 54 (4.01%) Support Engineer
11 53 (3.93%) Python Developer
12 48 (3.56%) .NET Developer
13 46 (3.41%) Finance Manager
14 45 (3.34%) AWS Developer
15 42 (3.12%) Applications Engineer
15 42 (3.12%) Applications Support Engineer
16 41 (3.04%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 39 (2.89%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 39 (2.89%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (18.84%) FIX Protocol
2 196 (14.54%) .NET
3 109 (8.09%) AngularJS
4 102 (7.57%) React
5 101 (7.49%) HTML
6 87 (6.45%) WPF
7 73 (5.42%) HTML5
8 65 (4.82%) Web Services
9 59 (4.38%) WCF
10 57 (4.23%) XML
11 55 (4.08%) Middleware
12 51 (3.78%) Spring
13 49 (3.64%) Kafka
13 49 (3.64%) Vert.x
14 48 (3.56%) RESTful
15 47 (3.49%) J2EE
16 46 (3.41%) .NET Framework
17 38 (2.82%) J2SE
18 34 (2.52%) ASP.NET
19 31 (2.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 649 (48.15%) Equities
2 559 (41.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 523 (38.80%) Derivative
4 279 (20.70%) Hedge funds
5 221 (16.39%) Computer Science
6 191 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
7 139 (10.31%) Cyberthreat
8 115 (8.53%) Fintech
9 92 (6.82%) Algorithms
10 77 (5.71%) Exotic Derivative
11 72 (5.34%) OTC Derivatives
12 69 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
13 63 (4.67%) Management Information System
14 62 (4.60%) Data Structures
15 46 (3.41%) Equity Derivative
16 36 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
17 26 (1.93%) Virtual Team
18 21 (1.56%) Data Centre
18 21 (1.56%) Reference Data
19 20 (1.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 237 (17.58%) Unix
2 193 (14.32%) Linux
3 99 (7.34%) Windows
4 18 (1.34%) Solaris
5 14 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.74%) Android
6 10 (0.74%) Windows NT
7 9 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.22%) CentOS
9 3 (0.22%) Fedora
9 3 (0.22%) SUSE
9 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (29.97%) Investment Management
2 398 (29.53%) Asset Management
3 354 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 289 (21.44%) Problem-Solving
5 211 (15.65%) Low Latency
6 192 (14.24%) Software Engineering
7 186 (13.80%) Electronic Trading
8 184 (13.65%) Risk Management
9 150 (11.13%) OO
10 149 (11.05%) Mathematics
11 143 (10.61%) Business Analysis
12 141 (10.46%) Strategic Thinking
13 139 (10.31%) Innovative Thinking
14 137 (10.16%) TDD
15 132 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
16 125 (9.27%) DevOps
17 113 (8.38%) Open Source
18 107 (7.94%) SDLC
19 95 (7.05%) Test Automation
20 91 (6.75%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 659 (48.89%) SQL
2 524 (38.87%) Java
3 413 (30.64%) C#
4 343 (25.45%) Python
5 206 (15.28%) C++
6 167 (12.39%) JavaScript
7 91 (6.75%) Perl
8 73 (5.42%) Bash Shell
9 62 (4.60%) Ruby
10 57 (4.23%) Scala
11 54 (4.01%) PowerShell
12 51 (3.78%) Korn
13 50 (3.71%) C
13 50 (3.71%) T-SQL
14 44 (3.26%) Bourne shell
15 41 (3.04%) Shell Script
15 41 (3.04%) VBA
16 27 (2.00%) Java 8
16 27 (2.00%) PL/SQL
17 26 (1.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 389 (28.86%) Degree
2 106 (7.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (3.34%) Master's Degree
4 29 (2.15%) ISEB
5 24 (1.78%) CFA
6 22 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
6 22 (1.63%) PhD
7 13 (0.96%) CIMA
8 8 (0.59%) CCNP
8 8 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.52%) CCIE
9 7 (0.52%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.37%) PMP
11 4 (0.30%) CISSP
12 3 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.22%) MBA
12 3 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.22%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 1 (0.074%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.79%) QA
2 67 (4.97%) MiFID
3 14 (1.04%) EMIR
4 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.37%) GDPR
4 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.30%) AIFMD
5 4 (0.30%) FATCA
6 3 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
7 2 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.074%) Basel II
8 1 (0.074%) GCP
System Software
1 90 (6.68%) Docker
2 11 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.74%) Terminal Server
4 9 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.22%) GridGain
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.074%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.074%) KVM
8 1 (0.074%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (1.93%) Terraform
2 23 (1.71%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.56%) Automic
3 21 (1.56%) Dollar Universe
4 9 (0.67%) SCCM
5 7 (0.52%) Control-M
6 3 (0.22%) Ansible
6 3 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.15%) Nagios
8 1 (0.074%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.074%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 207 (15.36%) Oracle
2 140 (10.39%) Charles River
3 129 (9.57%) Bloomberg
4 103 (7.64%) Calypso
5 100 (7.42%) SimCorp
6 97 (7.20%) FXall
7 68 (5.04%) Tradeweb
8 60 (4.45%) Microsoft
8 60 (4.45%) Sybase
9 54 (4.01%) MarketAxess
10 53 (3.93%) Reuters
11 41 (3.04%) ION Trading
12 37 (2.74%) TIBCO
13 25 (1.85%) Fidessa
14 22 (1.63%) Citrix
15 18 (1.34%) Google
16 16 (1.19%) Solace
17 13 (0.96%) Murex
18 12 (0.89%) FactSet
19 11 (0.82%) Cisco