Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 347 361 404
Rank change year-on-year +14 +43 +7
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,089 1,308 1,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.88% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.30% 2.21% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 924 1,021 902
UK median annual salary £90,000 £70,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £57,500 £45,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £142,500 £110,000 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +18.18% +7.32% -14.58%

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 47,314 59,072 67,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.56% 39.60% 38.57%
Number of salaries quoted 36,404 44,755 52,848
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%

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 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 12 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 24 February 2020. 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 +25 1,086 £90,000 +24.14% 96
London -2 1,065 £92,500 +27.59% 90
UK excluding London +51 22 £65,000 +18.18% 7
South West +44 8 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East of England +58 5 £65,000 +18.18%
South East +34 5 £65,000 -10.34% 1
North of England +50 3 £115,000 +148.65% 2
North East - 2 - -
North West +36 1 £115,000 +170.59% 2
Scotland +25 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 - 1
Midlands - 1 £70,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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).

1 768 (70.52%) Finance
2 612 (56.20%) Front Office
3 586 (53.81%) Fixed Income
4 554 (50.87%) Equities
5 545 (50.05%) Java
6 529 (48.58%) Derivative
7 487 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
8 435 (39.94%) Asset Management
9 390 (35.81%) Python
10 360 (33.06%) AWS
11 347 (31.86%) Software Engineering
12 328 (30.12%) Banking
12 328 (30.12%) Web Services
12 328 (30.12%) Hedge funds
13 302 (27.73%) SQL
14 265 (24.33%) Investment Management
15 261 (23.97%) JavaScript
16 206 (18.92%) Analytics
17 199 (18.27%) Investment Banking
18 194 (17.81%) J2EE
19 168 (15.43%) C#
20 166 (15.24%) Azure
21 160 (14.69%) AngularJS
22 158 (14.51%) Microservices
22 158 (14.51%) GCP
23 157 (14.42%) React
24 154 (14.14%) Business Analysis
25 147 (13.50%) R
26 137 (12.58%) Decision-Making
27 135 (12.40%) DevOps

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 25 (2.30%) Apache
2 16 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 10 (0.92%) Apache Spark
3 10 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (0.83%) CMS
4 9 (0.83%) JBoss
5 5 (0.46%) SAS
6 2 (0.18%) Confluence
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.092%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.092%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.092%) Mule
7 1 (0.092%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.092%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.092%) SmartSockets
Applications
1 25 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.37%) InVision
4 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) Sketch
5 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.092%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 116 (10.65%) thinkFolio
2 72 (6.61%) Front Arena
3 67 (6.15%) Markit EDM
4 28 (2.57%) FINCAD Analytics
5 25 (2.30%) LatentZero
6 14 (1.29%) SimCorp Dimension
7 7 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
8 4 (0.37%) Eikon
8 4 (0.37%) MetaTrader
9 2 (0.18%) Summit
10 1 (0.092%) Orchestrade
10 1 (0.092%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 360 (33.06%) AWS
2 166 (15.24%) Azure
3 158 (14.51%) GCP
4 69 (6.34%) Amazon SQS
5 54 (4.96%) Amazon ECS
6 41 (3.76%) SaaS
7 40 (3.67%) Amazon S3
8 36 (3.31%) Serverless
9 28 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (2.30%) AWS Fargate
11 24 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.83%) Amazon EKS
12 9 (0.83%) AWS Step Functions
13 6 (0.55%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.37%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
17 1 (0.092%) Amazon Kinesis
17 1 (0.092%) Amazon SageMaker
17 1 (0.092%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.83%) Calico
1 9 (0.83%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.55%) Firewall
3 4 (0.37%) PuTTY
3 4 (0.37%) WinSCP
4 3 (0.28%) LAN
4 3 (0.28%) WAN
5 2 (0.18%) VPN
6 1 (0.092%) BGP
6 1 (0.092%) FTP
6 1 (0.092%) Intranet
6 1 (0.092%) MPLS
6 1 (0.092%) Multicast
6 1 (0.092%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.092%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.092%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.97%) Amazon Athena
3 46 (4.22%) NoSQL
4 40 (3.67%) Big Data
5 32 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
5 32 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 20 (1.84%) Amazon Aurora
8 17 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.56%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.47%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.01%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.92%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (0.83%) GIS
13 9 (0.83%) JasperReports
14 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.64%) OLTP
15 7 (0.64%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 109 (10.01%) RStudio
2 66 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.94%) JIRA
4 26 (2.39%) JUnit
5 24 (2.20%) Git (software)
6 22 (2.02%) GitLab
6 22 (2.02%) Maven
7 18 (1.65%) Selenium
8 12 (1.10%) Ant
9 11 (1.01%) Subversion
9 11 (1.01%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.92%) Hudson
11 9 (0.83%) ClearQuest
11 9 (0.83%) CruiseControl
11 9 (0.83%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.83%) FishEye
11 9 (0.83%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.83%) Zephyr
12 7 (0.64%) Mocha
12 7 (0.64%) SonarQube
General
1 768 (70.52%) Finance
2 612 (56.20%) Front Office
3 328 (30.12%) Banking
4 199 (18.27%) Investment Banking
5 38 (3.49%) Back Office
6 20 (1.84%) German Language
7 19 (1.74%) French Language
8 18 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.65%) Italian Language
8 18 (1.65%) Spanish Language
9 11 (1.01%) Advertising
10 9 (0.83%) Retail
11 6 (0.55%) Legal
12 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.37%) Electronics
13 4 (0.37%) Games
13 4 (0.37%) Marketing
14 3 (0.28%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 498 (45.73%) Developer
2 256 (23.51%) Java Developer
3 130 (11.94%) Analyst
4 127 (11.66%) Senior Developer
5 105 (9.64%) Front Office Developer
5 105 (9.64%) Software Engineer
6 101 (9.27%) Python Developer
7 92 (8.45%) Quantitative Developer
8 76 (6.98%) Architect
9 75 (6.89%) AWS Developer
9 75 (6.89%) Business Analyst
10 74 (6.80%) Senior Java Developer
11 68 (6.24%) Java Engineer
12 65 (5.97%) AWS Engineer
13 63 (5.79%) Finance Manager
14 54 (4.96%) Java Software Engineer
15 52 (4.78%) Senior Quantitative Developer
16 49 (4.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 48 (4.41%) C# Developer
17 48 (4.41%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (30.12%) Web Services
2 194 (17.81%) J2EE
3 160 (14.69%) AngularJS
4 157 (14.42%) React
5 92 (8.45%) Node.js
6 86 (7.90%) Vue.js
7 68 (6.24%) FIX Protocol
8 46 (4.22%) .NET
9 36 (3.31%) Redux
10 30 (2.75%) HTML
10 30 (2.75%) J2SE
11 29 (2.66%) WCF
12 28 (2.57%) Kafka
13 27 (2.48%) Spring
14 26 (2.39%) Pandas
14 26 (2.39%) XML
15 24 (2.20%) CSS
15 24 (2.20%) Lambda Expressions
16 21 (1.93%) Swagger
17 19 (1.74%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 586 (53.81%) Fixed Income
2 554 (50.87%) Equities
3 529 (48.58%) Derivative
4 328 (30.12%) Hedge funds
5 71 (6.52%) Algorithms
6 62 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
7 58 (5.33%) Equity Derivative
8 56 (5.14%) Blog
8 56 (5.14%) Reference Data
9 53 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
10 50 (4.59%) Data Structures
11 29 (2.66%) Exotic Derivative
11 29 (2.66%) Market Risk
12 28 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
13 26 (2.39%) Credit Risk
14 24 (2.20%) OTC Derivatives
15 17 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.47%) User Experience
17 15 (1.38%) Management Information System
18 14 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.41%) Linux
2 38 (3.49%) Unix
3 22 (2.02%) Windows
4 8 (0.73%) Solaris
5 5 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.092%) Android
6 1 (0.092%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.092%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.092%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (39.94%) Asset Management
3 347 (31.86%) Software Engineering
4 265 (24.33%) Investment Management
5 206 (18.92%) Analytics
6 158 (14.51%) Microservices
7 154 (14.14%) Business Analysis
8 137 (12.58%) Decision-Making
9 135 (12.40%) DevOps
10 121 (11.11%) Low Latency
11 109 (10.01%) Quantitative Analysis
11 109 (10.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 107 (9.83%) Computer Science
13 99 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
14 88 (8.08%) Project Delivery
15 86 (7.90%) Electronic Trading
16 84 (7.71%) Fintech
16 84 (7.71%) Mentoring
16 84 (7.71%) Multithreading
17 81 (7.44%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 545 (50.05%) Java
2 390 (35.81%) Python
3 302 (27.73%) SQL
4 261 (23.97%) JavaScript
5 168 (15.43%) C#
6 147 (13.50%) R
7 118 (10.84%) C++
8 47 (4.32%) Kotlin
9 39 (3.58%) Java 8
10 30 (2.75%) MATLAB
11 25 (2.30%) VBA
12 22 (2.02%) Bash Shell
13 20 (1.84%) Ruby
14 19 (1.74%) Perl
15 16 (1.47%) Bourne shell
15 16 (1.47%) Korn
16 15 (1.38%) C
17 11 (1.01%) PHP
18 9 (0.83%) Haskell
19 8 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 119 (10.93%) Degree
2 44 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.65%) Master's Degree
4 12 (1.10%) PhD
5 11 (1.01%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.092%) CCIE
6 1 (0.092%) CCNP
6 1 (0.092%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.092%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.092%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.50%) QA
2 19 (1.74%) EMIR
2 19 (1.74%) MiFID
3 18 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.29%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.46%) PMO
5 5 (0.46%) SLA
6 4 (0.37%) IFRS
7 3 (0.28%) Basel III
7 3 (0.28%) UCITS
8 2 (0.18%) SEPA
9 1 (0.092%) Basel II
9 1 (0.092%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.092%) FATCA
9 1 (0.092%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (7.53%) Docker
2 12 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 43 (3.95%) Terraform
2 36 (3.31%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.83%) Grafana
3 9 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.83%) Prometheus
4 8 (0.73%) Ansible
5 5 (0.46%) SCCM
6 3 (0.28%) Control-M
6 3 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.092%) Kibana
Vendors
1 125 (11.48%) Charles River
2 111 (10.19%) SimCorp
3 95 (8.72%) Calypso
4 94 (8.63%) Google
5 87 (7.99%) Bloomberg
6 63 (5.79%) Murex
7 57 (5.23%) Fidessa
8 54 (4.96%) ION Trading
9 41 (3.76%) Oracle
10 38 (3.49%) Eze Castle Integration
11 36 (3.31%) Eze Software Group
12 34 (3.12%) FIS
12 34 (3.12%) Linedata
13 21 (1.93%) Reuters
14 18 (1.65%) IBM
15 16 (1.47%) FXall
15 16 (1.47%) MarketAxess
15 16 (1.47%) TIBCO
15 16 (1.47%) Tradeweb
16 15 (1.38%) Microsoft