Period
to 22 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 397 355 384
Rank change year-on-year -42 +29 -26
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,348 1,538 1,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.89% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% 2.07% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,100 846 1,303
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £115,000 £111,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.82% +18.13%

Foreign Exchange (FX) 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 75,207 74,175 87,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.34% 42.91% 43.62%
Number of salaries quoted 58,372 59,052 71,115
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +5.66%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,575 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% -2.18% +6.25%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX).

Salary trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the UK over the 6 months to 22 June 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 -33 1,321 £72,500 - 130
London -12 1,272 £75,000 - 120
UK excluding London -119 76 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Scotland - 21 £65,000 -
East of England -93 18 £43,750 -7.89% 3
South East +8 13 £54,500 +21.11% 2
Midlands -4 10 £52,500 +50.00% 1
East Midlands +10 9 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £46,250 - 2
South West -14 5 £48,750 -11.36% 3
North West +7 3 £25,000 -58.33% 1
North of England +1 3 £25,000 -58.33% 1
West Midlands +9 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 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 Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 935 (69.36%) Finance
2 538 (39.91%) Front Office
3 513 (38.06%) SQL
4 503 (37.31%) Equities
5 473 (35.09%) Derivative
6 470 (34.87%) Fixed Income
7 462 (34.27%) Java
8 452 (33.53%) Banking
9 374 (27.74%) Degree
10 326 (24.18%) C#
11 304 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
12 252 (18.69%) C++
13 251 (18.62%) Linux
13 251 (18.62%) Python
14 239 (17.73%) Investment Banking
15 208 (15.43%) Asset Management
15 208 (15.43%) Fintech
16 193 (14.32%) Multithreading
17 188 (13.95%) Hedge funds
18 185 (13.72%) FIX Protocol
19 180 (13.35%) Mathematics
20 178 (13.20%) Unix
21 176 (13.06%) .NET
22 164 (12.17%) SQL Server
23 163 (12.09%) Low Latency
24 161 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
25 154 (11.42%) Risk Management
26 146 (10.83%) Computer Science
27 143 (10.61%) Software Engineering
28 138 (10.24%) Problem-Solving

Foreign Exchange (FX)
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 39 (2.89%) Apache
2 33 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 28 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.71%) Confluence
5 13 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (0.82%) JBoss
7 7 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.45%) IIS
9 5 (0.37%) Ethereum
10 4 (0.30%) CMS
10 4 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.30%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.074%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.074%) GemFire
12 1 (0.074%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.074%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.074%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.074%) Tornado
Applications
1 63 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 106 (7.86%) thinkFolio
2 73 (5.42%) Front Arena
3 55 (4.08%) Markit EDM
4 41 (3.04%) Eagle PACE
5 16 (1.19%) Bloomberg AIM
6 15 (1.11%) MetaTrader
7 9 (0.67%) Workfront
8 8 (0.59%) Summit
9 7 (0.52%) RMDS
10 6 (0.45%) Kondor
10 6 (0.45%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.37%) Ripple
12 3 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.22%) Endur
12 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
13 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
13 2 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
14 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.15%) SaaS
3 27 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.56%) Office 365
5 10 (0.74%) GitHub
6 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.30%) PaaS
7 4 (0.30%) Serverless
7 4 (0.30%) Yarn
8 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.22%) G Suite
9 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.15%) IaaS
9 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.15%) npm
9 2 (0.15%) NuGet
9 2 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.30%) FIX Connectivity
2 23 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.04%) DHCP
3 14 (1.04%) DNS
4 13 (0.96%) LAN
5 12 (0.89%) VPN
5 12 (0.89%) WAN
6 10 (0.74%) Internet
6 10 (0.74%) Intranet
7 9 (0.67%) Broadband
7 9 (0.67%) Firewall
8 8 (0.59%) Multicast
9 6 (0.45%) FTP
10 5 (0.37%) HTTP
11 3 (0.22%) SMS
11 3 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.15%) NAS
12 2 (0.15%) SAN
13 1 (0.074%) Skype
13 1 (0.074%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.23%) Big Data
3 49 (3.64%) Blockchain
4 36 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (2.45%) Hadoop
5 33 (2.45%) Relational Database
6 28 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (1.93%) MySQL
8 24 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.63%) KDB
10 18 (1.34%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
11 17 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.82%) DB2
13 11 (0.82%) MongoDB
14 10 (0.74%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.74%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 80 (5.93%) Git (software)
2 68 (5.04%) Maven
3 67 (4.97%) Jenkins
4 64 (4.75%) JIRA
5 59 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 54 (4.01%) TeamCity
7 37 (2.74%) Selenium
7 37 (2.74%) Subversion
8 29 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
9 26 (1.93%) Gradle
9 26 (1.93%) JUnit
10 20 (1.48%) Toad
10 20 (1.48%) Visual Studio
11 18 (1.34%) MSBuild
12 17 (1.26%) IntelliJ
13 15 (1.11%) NUnit
13 15 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (0.96%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.89%) Protractor
General
1 935 (69.36%) Finance
2 538 (39.91%) Front Office
3 452 (33.53%) Banking
4 239 (17.73%) Investment Banking
5 110 (8.16%) Back Office
6 67 (4.97%) Financial Institution
7 39 (2.89%) French Language
8 36 (2.67%) Italian Language
9 35 (2.60%) German Language
10 23 (1.71%) Advertising
11 20 (1.48%) Retail
12 15 (1.11%) Games
12 15 (1.11%) Legal
13 11 (0.82%) Marketing
14 7 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
14 7 (0.52%) Law
15 5 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.37%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.15%) Electronics
16 2 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 606 (44.96%) Developer
2 300 (22.26%) Analyst
3 214 (15.88%) Java Developer
4 121 (8.98%) Business Analyst
5 105 (7.79%) Applications Support
6 102 (7.57%) C# Developer
7 84 (6.23%) C++ Developer
8 80 (5.93%) Consultant
9 65 (4.82%) Banking Analyst
10 62 (4.60%) Senior Developer
11 61 (4.53%) Front Office Developer
11 61 (4.53%) Support Analyst
12 59 (4.38%) Python Developer
13 56 (4.15%) Quantitative Developer
14 53 (3.93%) Business Consultant
15 52 (3.86%) Project Manager
15 52 (3.86%) Support Engineer
16 48 (3.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 43 (3.19%) .NET Developer
18 40 (2.97%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (13.72%) FIX Protocol
2 176 (13.06%) .NET
3 74 (5.49%) HTML
4 67 (4.97%) React
5 64 (4.75%) WPF
6 59 (4.38%) AngularJS
7 58 (4.30%) HTML5
8 50 (3.71%) .NET Framework
9 47 (3.49%) Middleware
10 46 (3.41%) Web Services
11 45 (3.34%) ASP.NET
12 44 (3.26%) WCF
13 41 (3.04%) XML
14 40 (2.97%) Spring
15 35 (2.60%) CSS
16 34 (2.52%) RESTful
17 33 (2.45%) J2SE
18 30 (2.23%) jQuery
19 28 (2.08%) REST
20 24 (1.78%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 503 (37.31%) Equities
2 473 (35.09%) Derivative
3 470 (34.87%) Fixed Income
4 208 (15.43%) Fintech
5 188 (13.95%) Hedge funds
6 146 (10.83%) Computer Science
7 133 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
8 64 (4.75%) Exotic Derivative
9 62 (4.60%) Credit Derivative
10 56 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
11 51 (3.78%) Algorithms
12 50 (3.71%) OTC Derivatives
13 42 (3.12%) Market Risk
14 40 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
15 37 (2.74%) Equity Derivative
16 31 (2.30%) Management Information System
17 27 (2.00%) Data Structures
18 26 (1.93%) Mobile App
19 25 (1.85%) Virtual Team
20 23 (1.71%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 251 (18.62%) Linux
2 178 (13.20%) Unix
3 105 (7.79%) Windows
4 19 (1.41%) Solaris
5 13 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.74%) Android
6 10 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (15.43%) Asset Management
3 193 (14.32%) Multithreading
4 180 (13.35%) Mathematics
5 163 (12.09%) Low Latency
6 161 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
7 154 (11.42%) Risk Management
8 143 (10.61%) Software Engineering
9 138 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
10 135 (10.01%) Continuous Integration
11 132 (9.79%) Investment Management
12 120 (8.90%) DevOps
13 113 (8.38%) TDD
14 98 (7.27%) OO
15 96 (7.12%) Test Automation
16 94 (6.97%) Analytics
17 87 (6.45%) Algorithmic Trading
18 79 (5.86%) GAP Analysis
19 76 (5.64%) Business Analysis
20 75 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 513 (38.06%) SQL
2 462 (34.27%) Java
3 326 (24.18%) C#
4 252 (18.69%) C++
5 251 (18.62%) Python
6 118 (8.75%) JavaScript
7 83 (6.16%) Perl
8 70 (5.19%) Java 8
9 63 (4.67%) Bash Shell
10 52 (3.86%) Korn
11 49 (3.64%) Ruby
12 47 (3.49%) T-SQL
13 42 (3.12%) Scala
14 41 (3.04%) VBA
15 39 (2.89%) PL/SQL
16 37 (2.74%) Bourne shell
17 32 (2.37%) MATLAB
17 32 (2.37%) R
18 31 (2.30%) Shell Script
19 28 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 374 (27.74%) Degree
2 58 (4.30%) Numerate Degree
3 33 (2.45%) Master's Degree
4 30 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.85%) PhD
6 15 (1.11%) ISEB
7 5 (0.37%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.15%) MCP
9 2 (0.15%) MCSE
9 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.15%) PMP
10 1 (0.074%) AAT
10 1 (0.074%) ACCA
10 1 (0.074%) CCNP
10 1 (0.074%) CIMA
10 1 (0.074%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.074%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.074%) MBA
10 1 (0.074%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.27%) QA
2 45 (3.34%) MiFID
3 18 (1.34%) EMIR
4 13 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.67%) SLA
6 7 (0.52%) PMO
7 5 (0.37%) GDPR
7 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.22%) FATCA
8 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.22%) SEPA
9 1 (0.074%) Basel II
9 1 (0.074%) IFRS
System Software
1 34 (2.52%) Docker
2 16 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.67%) Terminal Server
4 8 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (1.41%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.96%) Automic
2 13 (0.96%) Dollar Universe
3 10 (0.74%) Control-M
3 10 (0.74%) SCCM
4 6 (0.45%) Terraform
5 4 (0.30%) Ansible
5 4 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.22%) Consul
6 3 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.15%) Puppet
8 1 (0.074%) Apache Shiro
8 1 (0.074%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.074%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.074%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.074%) Grafana
Vendors
1 130 (9.64%) Oracle
2 112 (8.31%) Calypso
3 82 (6.08%) Bloomberg
4 80 (5.93%) Charles River
5 79 (5.86%) FXall
6 72 (5.34%) Microsoft
6 72 (5.34%) Murex
6 72 (5.34%) SimCorp
7 55 (4.08%) Reuters
8 53 (3.93%) Tradeweb
9 42 (3.12%) MarketAxess
10 38 (2.82%) TIBCO
11 35 (2.60%) Sybase
12 23 (1.71%) Citrix
13 19 (1.41%) StreamBase
13 19 (1.41%) Tableau
14 18 (1.34%) Google
15 16 (1.19%) Wallstreet Suite
16 15 (1.11%) Solace
16 15 (1.11%) Zend