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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
Rank 379 342 353
Rank change year-on-year -37 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 635 955 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.93% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.98% 2.28% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 431 708 790
Median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £48,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32135 41971 40907
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.37% 40.92% 38.86%
Number of salaries quoted 25861 33549 32317
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 633 £70,000 +1.44% 82
London -29 536 £70,000 - 70
City of London -21 109 £77,500 +6.89% 22
East of England +36 61 £47,500 +38.68% 5
Bedfordshire +10 53 - - 4
Luton +5 53 - - 4
South West +19 12 £55,000 -37.14%
South East +46 11 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Berkshire +21 10 £52,500 +11.11% 4
Bracknell +15 10 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Surbiton - 7 - - 2
Essex +14 5 £50,000 -41.17% 1
Bristol +8 5 £55,000 -
North East - 5 - -
Durham - 5 - -
Stockton-on-Tees - 5 - -
West Midlands +33 3 - -
Birmingham +19 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +19 3 £47,500 -11.62%
Dorset +18 3 £87,500 -
Brentford +3 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Canary Wharf -14 3 £115,000 +155.55%
Peterborough - 3 £47,500 -
Cornwall - 3 - -
West End of London +5 2 £53,750 -12.24%
Midlands - 2 - -
Derbyshire +7 1 £35,000 -
Derby +5 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands -4 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West -17 1 - - 1

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 734 (56.33%) Finance
2 512 (39.29%) Java
3 416 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
4 407 (31.24%) Banking
5 365 (28.01%) Front Office
6 338 (25.94%) Multithreading
7 332 (25.48%) Derivative
8 325 (24.94%) SQL
9 306 (23.48%) Fixed Income
10 292 (22.41%) Degree
11 283 (21.72%) Equities
12 271 (20.80%) Low Latency
13 229 (17.57%) Linux
14 226 (17.34%) Unix
15 199 (15.27%) C++
16 193 (14.81%) Investment Banking
17 188 (14.43%) Electronic Trading
18 183 (14.04%) C#
19 177 (13.58%) Python
20 141 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
21 135 (10.36%) OO
22 131 (10.05%) TIBCO
22 131 (10.05%) FIX Protocol
23 128 (9.82%) Concurrent Programming
24 126 (9.67%) Oracle
25 125 (9.59%) QA
26 116 (8.90%) Windows
27 115 (8.83%) JavaScript
27 115 (8.83%) TDD
28 113 (8.67%) SQL Server

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related 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 45 (3.45%) JBoss
2 38 (2.92%) Tomcat
3 37 (2.84%) WebSphere
4 36 (2.76%) Apache Spark
5 32 (2.46%) WebLogic
6 28 (2.15%) Jetty
7 27 (2.07%) Apache
7 27 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (1.69%) OpenStack
9 21 (1.61%) Apache Solr
10 18 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 16 (1.23%) Mule
12 12 (0.92%) Mule ESB
13 6 (0.46%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.38%) WordPress
15 4 (0.31%) IIS
15 4 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
16 3 (0.23%) DataSynapse
16 3 (0.23%) nginx
16 3 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 37 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.92%) MS Office
5 8 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.15%) InVision
6 2 (0.15%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.077%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 16 (1.23%) SAP FI
2 13 (1.00%) SAP CO
2 13 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.54%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.31%) RMDS
5 3 (0.23%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.15%) Data Workbench
6 2 (0.15%) EQXanite
6 2 (0.15%) Eze OMS
6 2 (0.15%) Unica
7 1 (0.077%) BASE24
7 1 (0.077%) BondVision
7 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.077%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.077%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.077%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.077%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.15%) Google Play
4 9 (0.69%) GitHub
5 6 (0.46%) Office 365
6 3 (0.23%) Heroku
6 3 (0.23%) SaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.077%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.077%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.00%) LAN
2 23 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.61%) FIX Connectivity
4 19 (1.46%) Multicast
5 17 (1.30%) DNS
6 11 (0.84%) Firewall
7 10 (0.77%) DHCP
8 6 (0.46%) WAN
9 5 (0.38%) HTTP
9 5 (0.38%) Internet
10 4 (0.31%) BGP
11 3 (0.23%) Intranet
11 3 (0.23%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.23%) MPLS
11 3 (0.23%) Network Security
11 3 (0.23%) OSPF
11 3 (0.23%) SAN
11 3 (0.23%) SSH
11 3 (0.23%) SSL
11 3 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.99%) NoSQL
3 65 (4.99%) Relational Database
4 49 (3.76%) MySQL
5 45 (3.45%) KDB
6 43 (3.30%) Hadoop
7 42 (3.22%) Big Data
8 40 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 40 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (2.99%) MongoDB
10 30 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 30 (2.30%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.61%) Couchbase
11 21 (1.61%) Redis
11 21 (1.61%) Riak
12 13 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (0.92%) MS Access
13 12 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.84%) Data Mart
14 11 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 68 (5.22%) JIRA
2 44 (3.38%) Maven
3 31 (2.38%) Selenium
4 29 (2.23%) Git (software)
5 25 (1.92%) Gradle
5 25 (1.92%) Subversion
6 23 (1.77%) JUnit
7 20 (1.53%) TeamCity
8 19 (1.46%) Jenkins
8 19 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.46%) Visual Studio
9 18 (1.38%) Ant
10 17 (1.30%) HP UFT
11 16 (1.23%) SpecFlow
12 14 (1.07%) FitNesse
13 12 (0.92%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.69%) JMeter
15 7 (0.54%) Bugzilla
16 6 (0.46%) CruiseControl
16 6 (0.46%) Xcode
General
1 734 (56.33%) Finance
2 407 (31.24%) Banking
3 365 (28.01%) Front Office
4 193 (14.81%) Investment Banking
5 85 (6.52%) Retail
6 59 (4.53%) Back Office
7 51 (3.91%) Financial Institution
8 32 (2.46%) Marketing
9 18 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.07%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.92%) Advertising
12 11 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
12 11 (0.84%) Private Banking
13 7 (0.54%) Danish Language
13 7 (0.54%) Games
13 7 (0.54%) Legal
14 5 (0.38%) French Language
14 5 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 646 (49.58%) Developer
2 360 (27.63%) Java Developer
3 278 (21.34%) Analyst
4 135 (10.36%) Senior Developer
5 114 (8.75%) Business Analyst
6 106 (8.14%) C++ Developer
7 75 (5.76%) C# Developer
7 75 (5.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 65 (4.99%) Support Analyst
9 51 (3.91%) Consultant
10 48 (3.68%) Lead Developer
11 47 (3.61%) Applications Support
12 44 (3.38%) Team Leader
13 42 (3.22%) Murex Analyst
14 41 (3.15%) Murex Business Analyst
15 40 (3.07%) Quantitative Developer
16 39 (2.99%) Investment Banking Java Developer
17 38 (2.92%) Core Java Developer
18 36 (2.76%) Architect
19 35 (2.69%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (10.05%) FIX Protocol
2 101 (7.75%) .NET
3 99 (7.60%) JMS
4 84 (6.45%) HTML
5 76 (5.83%) AngularJS
6 71 (5.45%) Spring
7 70 (5.37%) J2SE
8 63 (4.83%) TIBCO EMS
9 57 (4.37%) Swing
10 51 (3.91%) Middleware
11 50 (3.84%) ASP.NET
12 49 (3.76%) HTML5
12 49 (3.76%) XML
13 48 (3.68%) Rendezvous
14 47 (3.61%) CSS
14 47 (3.61%) React
15 42 (3.22%) REST
16 40 (3.07%) Ultra Messaging
17 37 (2.84%) Web Services
18 36 (2.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 332 (25.48%) Derivative
2 306 (23.48%) Fixed Income
3 283 (21.72%) Equities
4 141 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
5 110 (8.44%) Computer Science
6 85 (6.52%) Algorithms
7 80 (6.14%) User Experience
8 67 (5.14%) Hedge funds
9 66 (5.07%) Data Structures
10 63 (4.83%) Fintech
11 56 (4.30%) OTC Derivatives
12 43 (3.30%) Credit Derivative
13 36 (2.76%) Equity Derivative
14 25 (1.92%) Credit Risk
15 24 (1.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 23 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (1.23%) Data Centre
17 16 (1.23%) Market Risk
18 14 (1.07%) Mobile App
19 12 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 229 (17.57%) Linux
2 226 (17.34%) Unix
3 116 (8.90%) Windows
4 60 (4.60%) Android
5 54 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.54%) Solaris
8 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.23%) Debian
9 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.077%) CentOS
10 1 (0.077%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.077%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (25.94%) Multithreading
3 271 (20.80%) Low Latency
4 188 (14.43%) Electronic Trading
5 135 (10.36%) OO
6 128 (9.82%) Concurrent Programming
7 115 (8.83%) TDD
8 106 (8.14%) Scrum
9 105 (8.06%) E-Commerce
10 99 (7.60%) SDLC
11 96 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
11 96 (7.37%) Mathematics
12 94 (7.21%) Software Engineering
13 87 (6.68%) Analytics
14 82 (6.29%) Algorithmic Trading
15 70 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 69 (5.30%) Business Analysis
17 67 (5.14%) Risk Management
18 64 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
19 62 (4.76%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 512 (39.29%) Java
2 325 (24.94%) SQL
3 199 (15.27%) C++
4 183 (14.04%) C#
5 177 (13.58%) Python
6 115 (8.83%) JavaScript
7 77 (5.91%) Perl
8 51 (3.91%) Scala
9 43 (3.30%) Shell Script
10 32 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 32 (2.46%) VBA
11 28 (2.15%) R
12 27 (2.07%) MATLAB
13 20 (1.53%) Go
14 19 (1.46%) C
14 19 (1.46%) VB
15 17 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 16 (1.23%) Ruby
17 15 (1.15%) Groovy
18 14 (1.07%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 292 (22.41%) Degree
2 16 (1.23%) ISEB
3 14 (1.07%) PhD
4 8 (0.61%) HND
5 7 (0.54%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.54%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.46%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.38%) CFA
7 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.38%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.23%) ACCA
8 3 (0.23%) CIMA
8 3 (0.23%) CIPFA
8 3 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.077%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.077%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.077%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (9.59%) QA
2 47 (3.61%) MiFID
3 29 (2.23%) EMIR
4 20 (1.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 16 (1.23%) SLA
6 9 (0.69%) PMO
7 6 (0.46%) FATCA
8 4 (0.31%) Basel III
9 3 (0.23%) IFRS
9 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) SEPA
11 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.38%) NFS
2 5 (0.38%) vSphere
3 4 (0.31%) Docker
4 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.077%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.077%) HDFS
6 1 (0.077%) SRDF
6 1 (0.077%) Varnish
6 1 (0.077%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (2.38%) Puppet
2 27 (2.07%) Ansible
2 27 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.84%) Salt
4 21 (1.61%) Kibana
4 21 (1.61%) logstash
5 18 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
6 12 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.38%) vMotion
8 3 (0.23%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.23%) Control-M
8 3 (0.23%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.15%) Nagios
10 1 (0.077%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.077%) Nmap
10 1 (0.077%) Oozie
10 1 (0.077%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.077%) SCOM
Vendors
1 131 (10.05%) TIBCO
2 126 (9.67%) Oracle
3 77 (5.91%) Sybase
4 75 (5.76%) Murex
5 73 (5.60%) Microsoft
6 41 (3.15%) Bloomberg
7 29 (2.23%) Google
7 29 (2.23%) Reuters
8 25 (1.92%) IBM
8 25 (1.92%) ION Trading
8 25 (1.92%) Solace
9 24 (1.84%) Adobe
10 22 (1.69%) SAP
11 21 (1.61%) Calypso
11 21 (1.61%) Cisco
12 16 (1.23%) FXall
12 16 (1.23%) MuleSoft
13 15 (1.15%) Charles River
14 14 (1.07%) StreamBase
15 12 (0.92%) Tableau
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £90000 - £125000 per annum + 50-100% Bonus + 8% Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £200000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 - £105000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £58,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90,000-110,000
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90,000-110,000
Posted: Yesterday