Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 399 306
Rank change year-on-year +120 -93 +9
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 2193 1460 2291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 0.77% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.84% 1.88% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 883 1131 1873
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £116,250 £112,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -21.74% +35.29% -

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 77316 77666 91267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 40.92% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58373 63794 73158
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +121 2188 £75,000 - 98
London +83 2061 £75,000 - 91
UK excluding London -7 131 £45,000 -21.74% 7
East of England +24 54 £25,000 -60.00% 1
South East -13 25 £45,000 - 2
Midlands +14 18 £37,500 -37.50% 2
South West +1 18 £70,000 +7.69% 1
North of England +12 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North West -15 11 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Midlands +33 9 £39,000 -35.00%
West Midlands +4 9 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Scotland -19 4 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £38,250 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1690 (77.06%) Finance
2 1378 (62.84%) Banking
3 1193 (54.40%) Investment Banking
4 982 (44.78%) Asset Management
5 969 (44.19%) Wealth Management
6 949 (43.27%) Retail Banking
7 810 (36.94%) Derivative
8 770 (35.11%) Java
9 702 (32.01%) Front Office
10 646 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
11 611 (27.86%) Equities
12 577 (26.31%) Fixed Income
13 542 (24.72%) SQL
14 444 (20.25%) Analytical Skills
15 429 (19.56%) Low Latency
16 420 (19.15%) Linux
17 386 (17.60%) Multithreading
18 372 (16.96%) SDLC
19 348 (15.87%) Risk Management
20 335 (15.28%) Electronic Trading
21 324 (14.77%) C++
22 317 (14.46%) Project Management
23 286 (13.04%) Degree
24 258 (11.76%) Business Analysis
25 250 (11.40%) C#
26 244 (11.13%) Unix
27 243 (11.08%) Analytics
28 242 (11.04%) Murex
29 239 (10.90%) Test Automation
30 215 (9.80%) FIX Protocol

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 99 (4.51%) Apache
2 59 (2.69%) Confluence
3 49 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 46 (2.10%) DataSynapse
5 28 (1.28%) Apache Spark
6 24 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
7 16 (0.73%) CMS
8 13 (0.59%) SAS
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.27%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.18%) IIS
11 4 (0.18%) JBoss
11 4 (0.18%) nginx
12 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.091%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.091%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.046%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.046%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.046%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 139 (6.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.14%) Mathematica
4 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.091%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.091%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.046%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.046%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.046%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 71 (3.24%) ION MarketView
2 60 (2.74%) Actimize
3 22 (1.00%) MetaTrader
4 20 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.82%) SAP CO
5 18 (0.82%) SAP FI
5 18 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.32%) Unica
7 5 (0.23%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.18%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.14%) Endur
9 3 (0.14%) Kondor
9 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.14%) Summit
10 2 (0.091%) Cognos Planning
10 2 (0.091%) RMDS
11 1 (0.046%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 84 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.36%) Google Play
5 8 (0.36%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
6 7 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (0.32%) Office 365
7 6 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.27%) SaaS
8 5 (0.23%) iTunes
8 5 (0.23%) Yarn
9 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.18%) IaaS
9 4 (0.18%) Silverpop
10 3 (0.14%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.091%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.091%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.09%) WAN
2 20 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 17 (0.78%) LAN
4 14 (0.64%) DNS
5 13 (0.59%) FIX Connectivity
6 11 (0.50%) DHCP
6 11 (0.50%) Firewall
6 11 (0.50%) VPN
7 10 (0.46%) Multicast
8 9 (0.41%) NetScaler
8 9 (0.41%) tcpdump
9 8 (0.36%) BGP
9 8 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (0.36%) MPLS
9 8 (0.36%) OSPF
9 8 (0.36%) Wireless
9 8 (0.36%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.32%) EIGRP
10 7 (0.32%) IPsec
10 7 (0.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 81 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 62 (2.83%) Oracle Database
4 47 (2.14%) RDBMS
5 40 (1.82%) KDB
6 36 (1.64%) Big Data
7 29 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 29 (1.32%) MySQL
8 23 (1.05%) Blockchain
9 18 (0.82%) Apache Hive
9 18 (0.82%) Impala
9 18 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.55%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
13 7 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (0.32%) OLAP
13 7 (0.32%) Redis
14 6 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 193 (8.80%) JIRA
2 91 (4.15%) Git (software)
3 57 (2.60%) TeamCity
4 47 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 47 (2.14%) Maven
5 46 (2.10%) GCC
6 28 (1.28%) JUnit
7 26 (1.19%) Cucumber
8 22 (1.00%) Selenium
9 21 (0.96%) SoapUI
10 19 (0.87%) Gradle
11 18 (0.82%) Subversion
12 15 (0.68%) Artifactory
12 15 (0.68%) Visual Studio
13 14 (0.64%) GoogleTest
14 12 (0.55%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.36%) Protractor
16 7 (0.32%) FitNesse
16 7 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 1690 (77.06%) Finance
2 1378 (62.84%) Banking
3 1193 (54.40%) Investment Banking
4 949 (43.27%) Retail Banking
5 702 (32.01%) Front Office
6 118 (5.38%) Back Office
7 73 (3.33%) Retail
8 43 (1.96%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.37%) Advertising
10 22 (1.00%) Marketing
11 20 (0.91%) Legal
12 13 (0.59%) Games
12 13 (0.59%) Telecoms
13 11 (0.50%) Publishing
14 7 (0.32%) International Banking
15 5 (0.23%) Billing
15 5 (0.23%) French Language
16 4 (0.18%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.14%) German Language
18 2 (0.091%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 892 (40.67%) Developer
2 574 (26.17%) Analyst
3 370 (16.87%) Java Developer
4 330 (15.05%) Business Analyst
5 183 (8.34%) Senior Developer
6 143 (6.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 131 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 106 (4.83%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 101 (4.61%) C# Developer
10 99 (4.51%) Quantitative Developer
11 94 (4.29%) Credit Analyst
12 93 (4.24%) Market Data Developer
13 89 (4.06%) C++ Developer
14 88 (4.01%) Project Manager
15 75 (3.42%) FX Support Analyst
16 73 (3.33%) Consultant
17 69 (3.15%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 69 (3.15%) IT Analyst
18 67 (3.06%) IT Support
19 65 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (9.80%) FIX Protocol
2 136 (6.20%) HTML
3 116 (5.29%) REST
4 115 (5.24%) HTML5
5 97 (4.42%) .NET
6 95 (4.33%) React
7 93 (4.24%) AngularJS
7 93 (4.24%) JSON
8 84 (3.83%) CSS
9 58 (2.64%) Akka
10 53 (2.42%) XML
11 52 (2.37%) Swing
12 50 (2.28%) Spring MVC
12 50 (2.28%) Web Services
13 49 (2.23%) Spring
13 49 (2.23%) WPF
14 47 (2.14%) WebSockets
15 46 (2.10%) CORBA
16 43 (1.96%) CSS3
17 38 (1.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 810 (36.94%) Derivative
2 611 (27.86%) Equities
3 577 (26.31%) Fixed Income
4 444 (20.25%) Analytical Skills
5 198 (9.03%) Credit Risk
6 155 (7.07%) Fintech
7 137 (6.25%) OTC Derivatives
8 111 (5.06%) Market Risk
9 103 (4.70%) Computer Science
10 91 (4.15%) Equity Derivative
11 87 (3.97%) Eurex
12 86 (3.92%) Data Structures
13 74 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
14 65 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
15 62 (2.83%) Credit Derivative
15 62 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
16 57 (2.60%) Algorithms
17 56 (2.55%) Client/Server
18 47 (2.14%) Exotic Derivative
19 45 (2.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 420 (19.15%) Linux
2 244 (11.13%) Unix
3 157 (7.16%) Windows
4 31 (1.41%) Solaris
5 30 (1.37%) Android
6 27 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.091%) CentOS
10 2 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.046%) AIX
11 1 (0.046%) Debian
11 1 (0.046%) Fedora
11 1 (0.046%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.046%) VMS
11 1 (0.046%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 982 (44.78%) Asset Management
2 969 (44.19%) Wealth Management
3 646 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
4 429 (19.56%) Low Latency
5 386 (17.60%) Multithreading
6 372 (16.96%) SDLC
7 348 (15.87%) Risk Management
8 335 (15.28%) Electronic Trading
9 317 (14.46%) Project Management
10 258 (11.76%) Business Analysis
11 243 (11.08%) Analytics
12 239 (10.90%) Test Automation
13 178 (8.12%) OO
14 174 (7.93%) Strategic Thinking
15 169 (7.71%) ITIL
16 167 (7.62%) Software Delivery
17 162 (7.39%) TDD
18 156 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
19 151 (6.89%) Algorithmic Trading
20 147 (6.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 770 (35.11%) Java
2 542 (24.72%) SQL
3 324 (14.77%) C++
4 250 (11.40%) C#
5 207 (9.44%) Python
6 163 (7.43%) JavaScript
7 91 (4.15%) C
8 85 (3.88%) Shell Script
9 57 (2.60%) VBA
10 45 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 43 (1.96%) MATLAB
12 37 (1.69%) Perl
13 34 (1.55%) R
14 32 (1.46%) Scala
15 29 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 27 (1.23%) Bash Shell
17 25 (1.14%) PHP
18 18 (0.82%) TypeScript
19 17 (0.78%) Groovy
20 13 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 286 (13.04%) Degree
2 48 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (1.37%) ISEB
4 24 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
5 21 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (0.78%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.64%) PhD
8 10 (0.46%) CISSP
9 8 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.32%) CCIE
10 7 (0.32%) CCNP
11 6 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.23%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.14%) CISA
13 3 (0.14%) CISM
13 3 (0.14%) HNC
13 3 (0.14%) HND
13 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.091%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (7.39%) QA
2 92 (4.20%) Basel III
3 58 (2.64%) MiFID
4 20 (0.91%) EMIR
5 16 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.46%) FATCA
8 7 (0.32%) PMO
8 7 (0.32%) SLA
9 6 (0.27%) IFRS
10 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.14%) GMP
12 2 (0.091%) FINRA
12 2 (0.091%) GDPR
12 2 (0.091%) UCITS
13 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.046%) PSD2
13 1 (0.046%) SEPA
13 1 (0.046%) TARGET2
System Software
1 29 (1.32%) Docker
2 11 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.50%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.091%) Corosync
6 2 (0.091%) HDFS
6 2 (0.091%) NFS
6 2 (0.091%) PowerDNS
6 2 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.046%) KVM
7 1 (0.046%) LXC
7 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.046%) Varnish
7 1 (0.046%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.046%) vSphere
7 1 (0.046%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.55%) Ansible
3 11 (0.50%) Kubernetes
3 11 (0.50%) Puppet
4 10 (0.46%) Nagios
5 7 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.32%) SCCM
6 4 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.14%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (0.14%) Pacemaker
7 3 (0.14%) Terraform
8 2 (0.091%) Check_MK
8 2 (0.091%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.091%) logstash
8 2 (0.091%) Netcool
8 2 (0.091%) Packer
9 1 (0.046%) Cacti
9 1 (0.046%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.046%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 242 (11.04%) Murex
2 170 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 153 (6.98%) Oracle
4 83 (3.78%) ION Trading
5 61 (2.78%) Sybase
6 52 (2.37%) TIBCO
7 33 (1.50%) Splunk
8 30 (1.37%) Google
9 28 (1.28%) SAP
10 27 (1.23%) Bloomberg
10 27 (1.23%) Calypso
11 21 (0.96%) Reuters
12 19 (0.87%) AppDynamics
12 19 (0.87%) Tableau
13 18 (0.82%) Citrix
14 16 (0.73%) StreamBase
14 16 (0.73%) Zend
15 15 (0.68%) Cisco
16 13 (0.59%) Charles River
17 12 (0.55%) Sun