Period
to 22 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 402 401 338
Rank change year-on-year -1 -63 +21
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,322 1,317 2,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.75% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.80% 1.84% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 904 992 1,646
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £117,500 £112,500 £108,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £60,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year -17.50% +26.98% +5.00%

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 73,350 71,384 88,886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.66% 40.65% 42.35%
Number of salaries quoted 57,749 58,357 71,416
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 14 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 February 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 +10 1,308 £72,500 -3.33% 157
London +10 1,249 £75,000 - 140
UK excluding London -62 72 £49,500 -17.50% 23
South West -5 18 £70,000 -20.00% 3
South East -13 17 £48,000 -8.57% 5
Midlands +4 16 £39,000 -35.00% 2
East Midlands +18 12 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Scotland -21 11 £52,500 +13.51% 4
North of England +3 6 £43,750 +9.38% 1
West Midlands +7 4 £37,500 -37.50%
North West -1 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 - 2
East of England -46 2 £65,000 +30.00% 6
Yorkshire - 2 £38,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 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).

1 937 (70.88%) Finance
2 584 (44.18%) Banking
3 495 (37.44%) Java
4 461 (34.87%) Front Office
5 398 (30.11%) Investment Banking
6 379 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
7 356 (26.93%) Derivative
8 346 (26.17%) SQL
9 314 (23.75%) Equities
10 308 (23.30%) Fixed Income
11 278 (21.03%) Linux
12 251 (18.99%) Degree
13 231 (17.47%) Unix
14 222 (16.79%) Asset Management
15 221 (16.72%) Multithreading
16 220 (16.64%) C#
17 215 (16.26%) C++
18 204 (15.43%) Electronic Trading
19 192 (14.52%) Fintech
20 190 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
21 183 (13.84%) Wealth Management
22 180 (13.62%) Retail Banking
23 178 (13.46%) Risk Management
24 175 (13.24%) Low Latency
25 169 (12.78%) Python
26 157 (11.88%) Test Automation
27 156 (11.80%) OO
28 150 (11.35%) Mathematics
29 132 (9.98%) JavaScript
30 121 (9.15%) Back Office

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 36 (2.72%) Confluence
2 32 (2.42%) Apache
3 15 (1.13%) Tomcat
4 13 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 11 (0.83%) Apache Synapse
5 11 (0.83%) DataSynapse
6 9 (0.68%) CMS
6 9 (0.68%) JBoss
6 9 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
7 6 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.30%) IIS
9 3 (0.23%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.15%) nginx
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.076%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.076%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.076%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.076%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 22 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
1 22 (1.66%) ION MarketView
2 16 (1.21%) MetaTrader
3 12 (0.91%) Actimize
4 10 (0.76%) SAP CO
4 10 (0.76%) SAP FI
4 10 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
4 10 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.68%) thinkFolio
6 8 (0.61%) RMDS
6 8 (0.61%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.61%) Workfront
7 7 (0.53%) Kondor
8 4 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.30%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.23%) Summit
10 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
10 2 (0.15%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.04%) Office 365
3 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (0.68%) Yarn
5 8 (0.61%) OpenShift
6 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.38%) SaaS
8 4 (0.30%) IaaS
8 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.23%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.23%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.15%) Akamai
10 2 (0.15%) Force.com
10 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.15%) Lucidchart
10 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.12%) TCP/IP
2 23 (1.74%) FIX Connectivity
3 15 (1.13%) DNS
4 13 (0.98%) DHCP
4 13 (0.98%) WAN
5 12 (0.91%) LAN
6 11 (0.83%) Multicast
7 5 (0.38%) ATM
7 5 (0.38%) Firewall
7 5 (0.38%) Internet
8 4 (0.30%) Skype
8 4 (0.30%) VPN
9 3 (0.23%) HTTP
9 3 (0.23%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.23%) WebEx
10 2 (0.15%) BGP
10 2 (0.15%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.15%) MPLS
10 2 (0.15%) OSPF
10 2 (0.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 51 (3.86%) Blockchain
4 37 (2.80%) Big Data
5 32 (2.42%) Oracle Database
6 28 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (2.04%) KDB
8 25 (1.89%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.06%) MySQL
11 12 (0.91%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.68%) SQLPlus
13 7 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.53%) HBase
13 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.45%) Data Mart
14 6 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.38%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 88 (6.66%) JIRA
2 77 (5.82%) Git (software)
3 50 (3.78%) Jenkins
3 50 (3.78%) Maven
4 34 (2.57%) JUnit
5 30 (2.27%) Selenium
6 27 (2.04%) Cucumber
7 23 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 22 (1.66%) SoapUI
9 21 (1.59%) Subversion
10 17 (1.29%) Gradle
11 15 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.91%) IntelliJ
13 11 (0.83%) GCC
14 10 (0.76%) Artifactory
14 10 (0.76%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.76%) webpack
15 9 (0.68%) NUnit
15 9 (0.68%) Protractor
15 9 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 937 (70.88%) Finance
2 584 (44.18%) Banking
3 461 (34.87%) Front Office
4 398 (30.11%) Investment Banking
5 180 (13.62%) Retail Banking
6 121 (9.15%) Back Office
7 52 (3.93%) Financial Institution
8 27 (2.04%) Advertising
9 14 (1.06%) French Language
10 11 (0.83%) Games
11 10 (0.76%) Legal
11 10 (0.76%) Retail
12 8 (0.61%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.61%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.53%) Italian Language
13 7 (0.53%) Marketing
14 3 (0.23%) Billing
14 3 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.23%) German Language
14 3 (0.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 590 (44.63%) Developer
2 324 (24.51%) Analyst
3 224 (16.94%) Java Developer
4 149 (11.27%) Business Analyst
5 108 (8.17%) Senior Developer
6 86 (6.51%) C# Developer
7 80 (6.05%) C++ Developer
8 75 (5.67%) Support Analyst
9 71 (5.37%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 67 (5.07%) Consultant
11 65 (4.92%) Applications Support
12 61 (4.61%) Banking Analyst
13 59 (4.46%) Python Developer
14 53 (4.01%) Business Consultant
15 51 (3.86%) .NET Developer
16 47 (3.56%) Project Manager
16 47 (3.56%) Quantitative Developer
17 46 (3.48%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
18 39 (2.95%) Front Office Developer
19 38 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (8.47%) FIX Protocol
2 107 (8.09%) HTML
3 100 (7.56%) .NET
4 96 (7.26%) HTML5
5 69 (5.22%) React
6 66 (4.99%) AngularJS
7 59 (4.46%) REST
8 56 (4.24%) CSS
9 43 (3.25%) WPF
10 39 (2.95%) Web Services
11 37 (2.80%) XML
12 35 (2.65%) WCF
13 32 (2.42%) Spring
14 31 (2.34%) Middleware
15 30 (2.27%) Redux
16 28 (2.12%) Django
16 28 (2.12%) JSON
16 28 (2.12%) RESTful
17 27 (2.04%) jQuery
18 26 (1.97%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 356 (26.93%) Derivative
2 314 (23.75%) Equities
3 308 (23.30%) Fixed Income
4 192 (14.52%) Fintech
5 190 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
6 98 (7.41%) Computer Science
7 65 (4.92%) Algorithms
8 60 (4.54%) Credit Derivative
9 59 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
10 54 (4.08%) Hedge funds
11 43 (3.25%) Market Risk
12 42 (3.18%) OTC Derivatives
13 39 (2.95%) Credit Risk
14 36 (2.72%) Equity Derivative
15 34 (2.57%) Data Structures
15 34 (2.57%) Virtual Team
16 29 (2.19%) User Experience
17 27 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
18 24 (1.82%) Mobile App
19 23 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 278 (21.03%) Linux
2 231 (17.47%) Unix
3 113 (8.55%) Windows
4 43 (3.25%) Solaris
5 13 (0.98%) Android
6 12 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.076%) CentOS
10 1 (0.076%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (16.79%) Asset Management
3 221 (16.72%) Multithreading
4 204 (15.43%) Electronic Trading
5 183 (13.84%) Wealth Management
6 178 (13.46%) Risk Management
7 175 (13.24%) Low Latency
8 157 (11.88%) Test Automation
9 156 (11.80%) OO
10 150 (11.35%) Mathematics
11 117 (8.85%) SDLC
12 114 (8.62%) TDD
13 104 (7.87%) Project Management
14 89 (6.73%) Scrum
15 86 (6.51%) Change Management
16 83 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
17 79 (5.98%) Algorithmic Trading
18 77 (5.82%) GAP Analysis
19 72 (5.45%) Business Analysis
20 68 (5.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 495 (37.44%) Java
2 346 (26.17%) SQL
3 220 (16.64%) C#
4 215 (16.26%) C++
5 169 (12.78%) Python
6 132 (9.98%) JavaScript
7 50 (3.78%) Shell Script
8 45 (3.40%) C
9 36 (2.72%) Perl
9 36 (2.72%) T-SQL
10 34 (2.57%) MATLAB
11 29 (2.19%) R
12 28 (2.12%) Scala
13 25 (1.89%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.59%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.59%) VBA
15 20 (1.51%) PHP
16 19 (1.44%) TypeScript
17 17 (1.29%) PowerShell
18 15 (1.13%) ES6
Qualifications
1 251 (18.99%) Degree
2 33 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.66%) ISEB
4 20 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (1.06%) PhD
6 13 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.76%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.30%) PMP
9 4 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.23%) CISA
10 3 (0.23%) CISM
10 3 (0.23%) CISSP
11 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.15%) MCP
11 2 (0.15%) MCSE
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.15%) QiCA
12 1 (0.076%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (7.03%) QA
2 52 (3.93%) MiFID
3 22 (1.66%) EMIR
4 18 (1.36%) Dodd-Frank
5 14 (1.06%) SLA
6 12 (0.91%) PMO
7 7 (0.53%) Basel III
8 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.30%) FATCA
10 3 (0.23%) SEPA
11 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.15%) GDPR
11 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.076%) FINRA
12 1 (0.076%) PSD2
12 1 (0.076%) TARGET2
12 1 (0.076%) UCITS
System Software
1 24 (1.82%) Docker
2 21 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.15%) Corosync
8 2 (0.15%) NFS
8 2 (0.15%) PowerDNS
8 2 (0.15%) XenApp
9 1 (0.076%) HDFS
9 1 (0.076%) KVM
9 1 (0.076%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.076%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.076%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (1.36%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.06%) SCCM
3 12 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (0.68%) Ansible
5 7 (0.53%) Puppet
6 6 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.45%) Nagios
7 5 (0.38%) Control-M
7 5 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.30%) Terraform
9 3 (0.23%) Galera Cluster
9 3 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.23%) Pacemaker
10 2 (0.15%) Check_MK
10 2 (0.15%) Consul
10 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 2 (0.15%) Netcool
10 2 (0.15%) Packer
10 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 109 (8.25%) Oracle
2 104 (7.87%) Murex
3 81 (6.13%) Microsoft
4 54 (4.08%) Sybase
5 39 (2.95%) TIBCO
6 38 (2.87%) Calypso
7 34 (2.57%) Reuters
8 31 (2.34%) ION Trading
9 30 (2.27%) Bloomberg
10 20 (1.51%) SAP
11 19 (1.44%) Charles River
11 19 (1.44%) Splunk
12 18 (1.36%) FXall
13 16 (1.21%) Google
13 16 (1.21%) Wallstreet Suite
14 15 (1.13%) Citrix
14 15 (1.13%) StreamBase
14 15 (1.13%) Tradeweb
15 12 (0.91%) AppDynamics
15 12 (0.91%) Zend