Period
to 14 April 2021

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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 364 346 371
Rank change year-on-year -18 +25 +68
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 653 1,001 1,261
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.88% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.98% 2.29% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 558 849 1,001
10th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £90,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +28.57% -3.45%
75th Percentile £122,500 £120,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £140,750 £142,500 £111,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% +19.05% -

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 32,950 43,706 58,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.57% 38.64% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 23,370 34,053 44,828
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,560
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX).

Salary trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 10 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 14 April 2021. 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 -18 647 £90,000 - 77
London +7 634 £90,000 - 73
Work from Home -65 70 £80,000 +10.34% 6
UK excluding London +105 14 £67,500 +8.00% 4
South East +98 7 £67,500 +8.00%
Midlands +34 3 £57,000 -18.57%
East Midlands +23 3 £57,000 -18.57%
East of England +62 2 £48,000 -26.15% 1
South West +14 1 £45,000 -30.77% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, 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).

1 425 (65.08%) Finance
2 353 (54.06%) Front Office
3 322 (49.31%) Equities
4 300 (45.94%) Java
5 291 (44.56%) Fixed Income
6 262 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
7 257 (39.36%) Derivative
8 228 (34.92%) JavaScript
9 224 (34.30%) C#
10 206 (31.55%) Hedge funds
11 205 (31.39%) React
12 204 (31.24%) Python
12 204 (31.24%) Software Engineering
13 194 (29.71%) AWS
14 190 (29.10%) Banking
15 182 (27.87%) Fintech
16 176 (26.95%) Asset Management
17 166 (25.42%) AngularJS
18 162 (24.81%) .NET
19 136 (20.83%) Web Services
20 133 (20.37%) Investment Management
21 132 (20.21%) SQL
22 120 (18.38%) Low Latency
23 116 (17.76%) .NET Core
24 114 (17.46%) TypeScript
24 114 (17.46%) Investment Banking
25 112 (17.15%) Electronic Trading
26 111 (17.00%) Vue.js
27 110 (16.85%) Microservices
28 105 (16.08%) Analytics

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 (5.97%) Apache
2 12 (1.84%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.68%) Confluence
4 5 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.31%) IIS
6 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.15%) GemFire
Applications
1 16 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.61%) Figma
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.31%) Houdini
5 2 (0.31%) Maya
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.46%) Eikon
3 2 (0.31%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.15%) Actimize
4 1 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 194 (29.71%) AWS
2 76 (11.64%) Azure
3 42 (6.43%) Serverless
4 41 (6.28%) AWS Lambda
5 40 (6.13%) GCP
6 37 (5.67%) Amazon S3
7 36 (5.51%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.23%) SaaS
9 7 (1.07%) Power Platform
10 6 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
11 5 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.61%) npm
13 3 (0.46%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.46%) Trello
14 2 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.31%) Microsoft 365
14 2 (0.31%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.23%) HTTP
2 1 (0.15%) 3G
2 1 (0.15%) 5G
2 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.15%) FTP
2 1 (0.15%) GPRS
2 1 (0.15%) GSM
2 1 (0.15%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.15%) UMTS
2 1 (0.15%) VSAT
2 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 33 (5.05%) Apache Ignite
3 24 (3.68%) NoSQL
4 23 (3.52%) KDB
5 18 (2.76%) SQL Server
6 15 (2.30%) Data Mart
7 11 (1.68%) Flink
7 11 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.53%) Hazelcast
9 9 (1.38%) Big Data
10 5 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.77%) Kdb+
10 5 (0.77%) Power BI
10 5 (0.77%) Redis
11 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.61%) Tableau
12 3 (0.46%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.46%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (5.05%) JIRA
2 32 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.30%) GitLab
4 15 (2.30%) Maven
4 15 (2.30%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.84%) Mocha
6 9 (1.38%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.38%) JUnit
7 6 (0.92%) EasyMock
7 6 (0.92%) Mockito
7 6 (0.92%) Selenium
7 6 (0.92%) webpack
8 3 (0.46%) Ant
8 3 (0.46%) Cypress.io
8 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.46%) Storybook
9 2 (0.31%) FumeFX
9 2 (0.31%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 425 (65.08%) Finance
2 353 (54.06%) Front Office
3 190 (29.10%) Banking
4 114 (17.46%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.60%) Back Office
6 13 (1.99%) Advertising
7 10 (1.53%) Retail
8 9 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.07%) Games
10 4 (0.61%) French Language
10 4 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.46%) Marketing
12 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 437 (66.92%) Developer
2 141 (21.59%) Software Engineer
3 131 (20.06%) Java Developer
4 107 (16.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 96 (14.70%) .NET Developer
6 77 (11.79%) .NET Software Developer
7 74 (11.33%) .NET Software Engineer
8 71 (10.87%) AWS Developer
8 71 (10.87%) AWS Engineer
8 71 (10.87%) AWS Software Engineer
9 60 (9.19%) Analyst
10 57 (8.73%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 54 (8.27%) Front Office Developer
12 53 (8.12%) Python Developer
12 53 (8.12%) React Developer
13 51 (7.81%) Senior Developer
14 44 (6.74%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 43 (6.58%) Business Analyst
15 43 (6.58%) JavaScript Developer
15 43 (6.58%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (31.39%) React
2 166 (25.42%) AngularJS
3 162 (24.81%) .NET
4 136 (20.83%) Web Services
5 116 (17.76%) .NET Core
6 111 (17.00%) Vue.js
7 90 (13.78%) ASP.NET
8 79 (12.10%) ASP.NET Core
9 77 (11.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 55 (8.42%) Node.js
11 37 (5.67%) HTML
12 30 (4.59%) GraphQL
13 29 (4.44%) REST
14 28 (4.29%) Kafka
15 24 (3.68%) FIX Protocol
16 21 (3.22%) Middleware
16 21 (3.22%) Spring
17 20 (3.06%) CSS
18 18 (2.76%) Redux
19 17 (2.60%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 322 (49.31%) Equities
2 291 (44.56%) Fixed Income
3 257 (39.36%) Derivative
4 206 (31.55%) Hedge funds
5 89 (13.63%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (5.21%) Credit Risk
6 34 (5.21%) Market Risk
7 28 (4.29%) Algorithms
7 28 (4.29%) Data Structures
8 27 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (3.06%) User Experience
10 15 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.68%) OTC Derivatives
13 9 (1.38%) Exotic Derivative
14 6 (0.92%) Contract for Difference
14 6 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.04%) Linux
2 35 (5.36%) Unix
3 18 (2.76%) Windows
4 4 (0.61%) Android
4 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (31.24%) Software Engineering
3 182 (27.87%) Fintech
4 176 (26.95%) Asset Management
5 133 (20.37%) Investment Management
6 120 (18.38%) Low Latency
7 112 (17.15%) Electronic Trading
8 110 (16.85%) Microservices
9 105 (16.08%) Analytics
10 96 (14.70%) Multithreading
11 82 (12.56%) Migration
12 68 (10.41%) Computer Science
13 57 (8.73%) Risk Management
14 56 (8.58%) SDLC
15 48 (7.35%) Machine Learning
15 48 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
16 47 (7.20%) Algorithmic Trading
17 46 (7.04%) Mathematics
18 42 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
19 39 (5.97%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 300 (45.94%) Java
2 228 (34.92%) JavaScript
3 224 (34.30%) C#
4 204 (31.24%) Python
5 132 (20.21%) SQL
6 114 (17.46%) TypeScript
7 90 (13.78%) C++
8 79 (12.10%) Kotlin
9 70 (10.72%) Scala
10 34 (5.21%) Java 8
11 33 (5.05%) Clojure
12 18 (2.76%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.68%) ES6
13 11 (1.68%) F#
14 10 (1.53%) Erlang
15 9 (1.38%) Perl
15 9 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.23%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.07%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (9.04%) Degree
2 20 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.84%) Master's Degree
4 10 (1.53%) PhD
5 5 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.46%) PMP
6 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.31%) ISEB
7 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ACCA
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.83%) QA
2 18 (2.76%) MiFID
3 13 (1.99%) EMIR
4 9 (1.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.31%) PMO
5 2 (0.31%) PSD2
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS
System Software
1 62 (9.49%) Docker
2 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 51 (7.81%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.68%) Terraform
3 7 (1.07%) Ansible
3 7 (1.07%) Grafana
4 4 (0.61%) Kibana
5 2 (0.31%) Graphite
6 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.15%) Oozie
6 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (5.36%) Murex
2 22 (3.37%) Microsoft
3 17 (2.60%) Oracle
4 11 (1.68%) Sophis
5 10 (1.53%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.23%) Samsung
7 6 (0.92%) Bloomberg
7 6 (0.92%) Splunk
8 5 (0.77%) IBM
8 5 (0.77%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.77%) SAP
9 4 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.46%) Calypso
10 3 (0.46%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.46%) Reuters
10 3 (0.46%) Solace
10 3 (0.46%) Sun
10 3 (0.46%) Sybase
10 3 (0.46%) VMware
10 3 (0.46%) Xamarin