Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fixed Income
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 473 468
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Fixed Income 1,045 1,017 1,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.59% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 1.40% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 782 755 1,006
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £114,875 £112,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,750 £87,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year -32.86% +55.56% +5.63%

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 75,770 72,689 89,915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.68% 42.43% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59,718 59,120 72,567
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +7.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Fixed Income in the UK

Fixed Income
Top 10 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 21 April 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 -6 1,031 £72,500 -3.33% 130
London -8 1,023 £72,500 -3.33% 124
UK excluding London -30 22 £58,750 -32.86% 11
Scotland -36 12 £72,500 +93.33% 5
Midlands 0 4 £43,750 +2.94%
West Midlands -3 3 £37,500 -11.76%
South East -4 3 £47,500 -36.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
South West -17 1 £42,500 -51.43%
East Midlands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 718 (68.71%) Finance
2 542 (51.87%) Equities
3 468 (44.78%) Banking
4 444 (42.49%) SQL
5 441 (42.20%) Front Office
6 404 (38.66%) Derivative
7 364 (34.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 324 (31.00%) Java
9 276 (26.41%) Investment Banking
10 258 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
11 253 (24.21%) C#
12 249 (23.83%) Unix
13 246 (23.54%) Degree
14 206 (19.71%) Asset Management
15 196 (18.76%) FIX Protocol
16 194 (18.56%) Investment Management
17 192 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
18 188 (17.99%) Python
19 182 (17.42%) Linux
20 161 (15.41%) Oracle
21 150 (14.35%) Electronic Trading
22 148 (14.16%) C++
23 138 (13.21%) Bloomberg
24 136 (13.01%) Hedge funds
25 135 (12.92%) SQL Server
26 129 (12.34%) Computer Science
27 127 (12.15%) .NET
28 115 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
29 102 (9.76%) Low Latency
30 101 (9.67%) QA

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 32 (3.06%) Apache
2 21 (2.01%) Apache Spark
3 20 (1.91%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.44%) Confluence
5 6 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.19%) JBoss
9 1 (0.096%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.096%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 89 (8.52%) thinkFolio
2 37 (3.54%) Front Arena
3 31 (2.97%) Eagle PACE
4 26 (2.49%) ION MarketView
5 17 (1.63%) Bloomberg AIM
5 17 (1.63%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.77%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 4 (0.38%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.096%) BondVision
9 1 (0.096%) Orchestrade
9 1 (0.096%) RMDS
9 1 (0.096%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.096%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 67 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.72%) SaaS
3 7 (0.67%) Slack
4 6 (0.57%) Office 365
5 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.096%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.096%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.78%) FIX Connectivity
2 27 (2.58%) WAN
3 22 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 21 (2.01%) LAN
5 14 (1.34%) Firewall
6 11 (1.05%) Network Security
6 11 (1.05%) VPN
7 9 (0.86%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.67%) BGP
8 7 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (0.67%) Cisco Firepower
8 7 (0.67%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (0.67%) MPLS
8 7 (0.67%) TACACS
9 6 (0.57%) DHCP
9 6 (0.57%) DNS
10 4 (0.38%) Broadband
10 4 (0.38%) Internet
10 4 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.36%) Big Data
3 41 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 40 (3.83%) Blockchain
5 38 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 27 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.20%) KDB
9 17 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.63%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.53%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.24%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.96%) Data Lake
13 9 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.86%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.77%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.67%) Kdb+
15 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.57%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 37 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 37 (3.54%) JIRA
3 28 (2.68%) Selenium
4 22 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 17 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 16 (1.53%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.53%) Protractor
7 12 (1.15%) MSBuild
8 11 (1.05%) JUnit
9 10 (0.96%) Maven
10 7 (0.67%) HP UFT
10 7 (0.67%) NUnit
10 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.57%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.57%) Mockito
11 6 (0.57%) MSI
12 5 (0.48%) EasyMock
12 5 (0.48%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.48%) TestComplete
General
1 718 (68.71%) Finance
2 468 (44.78%) Banking
3 441 (42.20%) Front Office
4 276 (26.41%) Investment Banking
5 59 (5.65%) Legal
6 50 (4.78%) Back Office
7 48 (4.59%) Financial Institution
8 22 (2.11%) French Language
9 21 (2.01%) Advertising
10 20 (1.91%) Italian Language
11 19 (1.82%) German Language
12 16 (1.53%) Games
13 10 (0.96%) Marketing
14 8 (0.77%) Retail
15 7 (0.67%) Telecoms
16 4 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
17 3 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
18 2 (0.19%) Billing
18 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
19 1 (0.096%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 387 (37.03%) Developer
2 221 (21.15%) Analyst
3 152 (14.55%) Java Developer
4 116 (11.10%) Applications Support
5 106 (10.14%) Business Analyst
6 87 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 53 (5.07%) .NET Developer
7 53 (5.07%) Banking Analyst
8 51 (4.88%) Python Developer
9 48 (4.59%) Support Analyst
10 46 (4.40%) Senior Developer
11 43 (4.11%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 43 (4.11%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 43 (4.11%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 33 (3.16%) C++ Developer
13 32 (3.06%) Front Office Developer
13 32 (3.06%) Lead Developer
13 32 (3.06%) Project Manager
13 32 (3.06%) Senior Java Developer
13 32 (3.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (18.76%) FIX Protocol
2 127 (12.15%) .NET
3 67 (6.41%) WPF
4 64 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 59 (5.65%) HTML
6 48 (4.59%) HTML5
7 45 (4.31%) WCF
8 37 (3.54%) React
9 33 (3.16%) Spring
10 32 (3.06%) ASP.NET
11 27 (2.58%) TIBCO EMS
11 27 (2.58%) Ultra Messaging
12 24 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (2.20%) Middleware
14 22 (2.11%) Angular 2
14 22 (2.11%) XML
15 20 (1.91%) .NET Framework
16 19 (1.82%) Node.js
16 19 (1.82%) REST
17 18 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 542 (51.87%) Equities
2 404 (38.66%) Derivative
3 364 (34.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 136 (13.01%) Hedge funds
5 129 (12.34%) Computer Science
6 115 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
7 87 (8.33%) Fintech
8 81 (7.75%) Algorithms
9 58 (5.55%) OTC Derivatives
10 46 (4.40%) Equity Derivative
10 46 (4.40%) Linux Command Line
11 36 (3.44%) Exotic Derivative
12 34 (3.25%) Management Information System
13 31 (2.97%) Virtual Team
14 30 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
15 21 (2.01%) Data Structures
16 17 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
17 15 (1.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 14 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
19 10 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 249 (23.83%) Unix
2 182 (17.42%) Linux
3 44 (4.21%) Windows
4 14 (1.34%) Solaris
5 11 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.57%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.48%) Android
8 4 (0.38%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.29%) VMS
10 1 (0.096%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (19.71%) Asset Management
3 194 (18.56%) Investment Management
4 192 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
5 150 (14.35%) Electronic Trading
6 102 (9.76%) Low Latency
7 100 (9.57%) Algorithmic Trading
8 84 (8.04%) Business Analysis
8 84 (8.04%) OO
9 81 (7.75%) Analytics
9 81 (7.75%) Software Engineering
10 79 (7.56%) Fund Management
11 77 (7.37%) Risk Management
12 76 (7.27%) DevOps
12 76 (7.27%) Multithreading
13 75 (7.18%) Mathematics
14 71 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
15 67 (6.41%) TDD
16 61 (5.84%) Project Management
17 56 (5.36%) Client Onboarding
Programming Languages
1 444 (42.49%) SQL
2 324 (31.00%) Java
3 253 (24.21%) C#
4 188 (17.99%) Python
5 148 (14.16%) C++
6 97 (9.28%) JavaScript
7 65 (6.22%) Bash Shell
8 61 (5.84%) Shell Script
9 58 (5.55%) Perl
10 44 (4.21%) VBA
11 37 (3.54%) C
12 30 (2.87%) T-SQL
13 29 (2.78%) PowerShell
14 28 (2.68%) Ruby
15 23 (2.20%) TypeScript
16 22 (2.11%) Korn
17 21 (2.01%) Java 8
18 19 (1.82%) Bourne shell
18 19 (1.82%) Scala
19 18 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 246 (23.54%) Degree
2 50 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.82%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (1.15%) PhD
5 10 (0.96%) CFA
5 10 (0.96%) ISEB
6 8 (0.77%) CCNP
6 8 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.67%) CCIE
7 7 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.19%) CISA
8 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.096%) CCVP
9 1 (0.096%) CISM
9 1 (0.096%) PMP
9 1 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.096%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (9.67%) QA
2 84 (8.04%) MiFID
3 12 (1.15%) EMIR
4 7 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.48%) PMO
5 5 (0.48%) SLA
6 1 (0.096%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.096%) GDPR
6 1 (0.096%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.096%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 33 (3.16%) Docker
2 6 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.57%) GridGain
2 6 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.38%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.096%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (0.96%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.86%) Control-M
3 6 (0.57%) Automic
3 6 (0.57%) Dollar Universe
3 6 (0.57%) SCCM
4 4 (0.38%) Ansible
5 3 (0.29%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.29%) Nagios
5 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.29%) Puppet
6 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.19%) Netcool
6 2 (0.19%) Salt
7 1 (0.096%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 161 (15.41%) Oracle
2 138 (13.21%) Bloomberg
3 91 (8.71%) Charles River
4 57 (5.45%) Sybase
5 56 (5.36%) FXall
6 51 (4.88%) Fidessa
6 51 (4.88%) Microsoft
7 42 (4.02%) ION Trading
8 40 (3.83%) Tradeweb
9 38 (3.64%) SimCorp
9 38 (3.64%) TIBCO
10 37 (3.54%) Calypso
11 27 (2.58%) MarketAxess
12 25 (2.39%) Reuters
13 18 (1.72%) Murex
14 13 (1.24%) Citrix
15 8 (0.77%) Cisco
15 8 (0.77%) Cognizant
15 8 (0.77%) FactSet
16 7 (0.67%) Solace