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 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 347 362
Rank change year-on-year -43 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 641 925 957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.89% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 2.09% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 422 676 798
Median salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £107,500 £100,000 £97,750
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

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 35226 44197 45139
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.95% 42.60% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 28476 35751 35689
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -27 641 £70,000 +3.70% 120
London -19 538 £70,000 - 107
City of London -25 102 £77,500 +10.71% 34
East of England +24 66 £47,500 +17.28% 10
Bedfordshire +21 62 - - 10
Luton +7 62 - - 10
South East +45 13 £52,500 +5.00% 2
South West +18 12 £55,000 -37.14%
Surbiton - 10 - -
Berkshire +23 9 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Bracknell +18 9 £52,500 - 1
Bristol +5 5 £55,000 -
North East - 5 - -
Stockton-on-Tees - 5 - -
Durham - 5 - -
Bournemouth +17 4 - -
Dorset +6 4 - -
West Midlands +24 3 - -
West Sussex +18 3 £45,000 -14.28%
Birmingham +16 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £47,500 +14.45%
Cornwall - 3 - -
Peterborough - 3 £47,500 -
Brentford +6 2 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Crawley +5 2 £45,000 -
North West -20 2 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Midlands - 2 - -
West End of London +5 1 £52,500 -16.00% 1
Mayfair +3 1 £90,000 -25.00%
Essex 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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).

1 707 (56.70%) Finance
2 485 (38.89%) Java
3 422 (33.84%) Banking
4 405 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
5 375 (30.07%) Front Office
6 316 (25.34%) Multithreading
7 298 (23.90%) Derivative
8 295 (23.66%) SQL
9 288 (23.10%) Fixed Income
10 284 (22.77%) Degree
11 269 (21.57%) Equities
12 246 (19.73%) Low Latency
13 223 (17.88%) Investment Banking
14 214 (17.16%) Linux
15 204 (16.36%) Unix
16 196 (15.72%) C#
17 194 (15.56%) C++
18 183 (14.68%) Electronic Trading
19 169 (13.55%) Python
20 140 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
21 136 (10.91%) FIX Protocol
22 134 (10.75%) QA
23 131 (10.51%) OO
24 125 (10.02%) SQL Server
25 121 (9.70%) JavaScript
26 119 (9.54%) Computer Science
27 118 (9.46%) .NET
28 117 (9.38%) TDD
29 111 (8.90%) Concurrent Programming
30 110 (8.82%) 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 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 31 (2.49%) Apache
3 30 (2.41%) JBoss
4 26 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 19 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 19 (1.52%) WebLogic
7 18 (1.44%) Apache Solr
8 15 (1.20%) Jetty
9 13 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.96%) Mule
11 8 (0.64%) Mule ESB
12 6 (0.48%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.48%) nginx
13 5 (0.40%) Confluence
13 5 (0.40%) WordPress
14 3 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
15 2 (0.16%) IIS
15 2 (0.16%) MTS
Applications
1 46 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (1.68%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.16%) InVision
7 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.080%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.080%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.80%) SAP CO
1 10 (0.80%) SAP FI
1 10 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (0.64%) Pega PRPC
3 7 (0.56%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.24%) Data Workbench
6 2 (0.16%) BondVision
6 2 (0.16%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.16%) RMDS
7 1 (0.080%) BASE24
7 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.080%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.080%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.080%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.080%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.20%) Google Play
4 12 (0.96%) GitHub
5 5 (0.40%) Office 365
6 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.24%) Bluemix
7 3 (0.24%) Heroku
7 3 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.16%) SaaS
9 1 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.080%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.25%) TCP/IP
2 23 (1.84%) LAN
3 19 (1.52%) FIX Connectivity
4 18 (1.44%) DNS
5 13 (1.04%) Multicast
6 11 (0.88%) DHCP
6 11 (0.88%) Firewall
7 6 (0.48%) SSH
8 5 (0.40%) SAN
8 5 (0.40%) SSL
9 4 (0.32%) tcpdump
9 4 (0.32%) VLAN
10 3 (0.24%) BGP
10 3 (0.24%) HTTP
10 3 (0.24%) Internet
10 3 (0.24%) MPLS
10 3 (0.24%) Network Security
10 3 (0.24%) WAN
11 2 (0.16%) Intranet
11 2 (0.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 60 (4.81%) NoSQL
4 47 (3.77%) MySQL
5 40 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 40 (3.21%) KDB
6 36 (2.89%) Big Data
6 36 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 32 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 32 (2.57%) RDBMS
8 28 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (2.00%) Oracle Database
10 15 (1.20%) Couchbase
10 15 (1.20%) Redis
10 15 (1.20%) Riak
11 12 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.88%) Kdb+
12 11 (0.88%) MS Access
12 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (5.45%) JIRA
2 55 (4.41%) Maven
3 39 (3.13%) Selenium
4 35 (2.81%) Git (software)
5 31 (2.49%) Jenkins
6 28 (2.25%) Gradle
6 28 (2.25%) Subversion
7 27 (2.17%) HP UFT
7 27 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 21 (1.68%) JUnit
9 19 (1.52%) SpecFlow
10 18 (1.44%) Ant
10 18 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (1.44%) TeamCity
11 17 (1.36%) FitNesse
12 9 (0.72%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.72%) JMeter
13 7 (0.56%) Bugzilla
13 7 (0.56%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 707 (56.70%) Finance
2 422 (33.84%) Banking
3 375 (30.07%) Front Office
4 223 (17.88%) Investment Banking
5 71 (5.69%) Retail
6 63 (5.05%) Back Office
7 46 (3.69%) Financial Institution
8 32 (2.57%) Marketing
9 18 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.36%) Retail Banking
11 15 (1.20%) Advertising
11 15 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
12 13 (1.04%) Private Banking
13 7 (0.56%) Games
14 6 (0.48%) Legal
15 5 (0.40%) French Language
15 5 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
16 4 (0.32%) Danish Language
16 4 (0.32%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 630 (50.52%) Developer
2 337 (27.02%) Java Developer
3 252 (20.21%) Analyst
4 125 (10.02%) Senior Developer
5 100 (8.02%) C++ Developer
6 98 (7.86%) Business Analyst
7 89 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 66 (5.29%) Senior Java Developer
9 56 (4.49%) Support Analyst
10 46 (3.69%) Applications Support
10 46 (3.69%) Consultant
11 41 (3.29%) Core Java Developer
12 40 (3.21%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
12 40 (3.21%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 40 (3.21%) Team Leader
13 38 (3.05%) Murex Analyst
14 37 (2.97%) Murex Business Analyst
14 37 (2.97%) Quantitative Developer
15 35 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
16 33 (2.65%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (10.91%) FIX Protocol
2 118 (9.46%) .NET
3 86 (6.90%) HTML
4 79 (6.34%) Spring
5 75 (6.01%) JMS
6 71 (5.69%) AngularJS
7 65 (5.21%) J2SE
8 62 (4.97%) XML
9 54 (4.33%) Swing
10 53 (4.25%) CSS
11 52 (4.17%) HTML5
12 51 (4.09%) ASP.NET
13 48 (3.85%) Middleware
14 45 (3.61%) Hibernate
15 44 (3.53%) WPF
16 40 (3.21%) Web Services
17 39 (3.13%) REST
18 38 (3.05%) TIBCO EMS
19 34 (2.73%) React
20 32 (2.57%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 298 (23.90%) Derivative
2 288 (23.10%) Fixed Income
3 269 (21.57%) Equities
4 140 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
5 119 (9.54%) Computer Science
6 82 (6.58%) User Experience
7 78 (6.26%) Algorithms
8 65 (5.21%) Fintech
9 62 (4.97%) Hedge funds
10 57 (4.57%) Data Structures
11 49 (3.93%) OTC Derivatives
12 44 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
13 43 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
14 30 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
15 23 (1.84%) Credit Risk
16 21 (1.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 18 (1.44%) Mobile App
18 17 (1.36%) Market Risk
19 16 (1.28%) Data Centre
20 15 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 214 (17.16%) Linux
2 204 (16.36%) Unix
3 107 (8.58%) Windows
4 44 (3.53%) Android
5 36 (2.89%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.48%) Debian
9 4 (0.32%) CentOS
9 4 (0.32%) Solaris
9 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.16%) AIX
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (25.34%) Multithreading
3 246 (19.73%) Low Latency
4 183 (14.68%) Electronic Trading
5 131 (10.51%) OO
6 117 (9.38%) TDD
7 111 (8.90%) Concurrent Programming
8 110 (8.82%) Analytics
9 106 (8.50%) Scrum
10 104 (8.34%) SDLC
11 101 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
12 98 (7.86%) E-Commerce
13 91 (7.30%) Risk Management
14 89 (7.14%) Mathematics
15 82 (6.58%) Software Engineering
16 77 (6.17%) Algorithmic Trading
17 72 (5.77%) DevOps
18 66 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 62 (4.97%) Open Source
19 62 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 485 (38.89%) Java
2 295 (23.66%) SQL
3 196 (15.72%) C#
4 194 (15.56%) C++
5 169 (13.55%) Python
6 121 (9.70%) JavaScript
7 62 (4.97%) Perl
8 47 (3.77%) Scala
9 38 (3.05%) Shell Script
10 33 (2.65%) VBA
11 27 (2.17%) R
12 25 (2.00%) Bash Shell
12 25 (2.00%) MATLAB
13 17 (1.36%) C
13 17 (1.36%) PHP
13 17 (1.36%) Ruby
14 16 (1.28%) VB
15 13 (1.04%) Clojure
16 12 (0.96%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 284 (22.77%) Degree
2 21 (1.68%) PhD
3 15 (1.20%) ISEB
4 8 (0.64%) HND
4 8 (0.64%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.56%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.48%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.40%) CFA
7 5 (0.40%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.24%) CISA
10 2 (0.16%) ACCA
10 2 (0.16%) CISM
10 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.16%) RHCE
11 1 (0.080%) CISSP
11 1 (0.080%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.080%) MBA
11 1 (0.080%) QiCA
11 1 (0.080%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (10.75%) QA
2 51 (4.09%) MiFID
3 28 (2.25%) EMIR
4 18 (1.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (1.20%) SLA
6 8 (0.64%) FATCA
7 6 (0.48%) PMO
8 5 (0.40%) Basel III
9 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 31 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.96%) Docker
3 5 (0.40%) vSphere
4 4 (0.32%) NFS
4 4 (0.32%) Varnish
5 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.24%) HDFS
5 3 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.080%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.080%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.080%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (2.73%) Puppet
2 28 (2.25%) Ansible
3 23 (1.84%) ITRS Geneos
4 22 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.44%) Salt
6 15 (1.20%) Kibana
6 15 (1.20%) logstash
7 10 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.40%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.40%) vMotion
9 4 (0.32%) Nmap
10 3 (0.24%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.16%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.16%) Nagios
12 1 (0.080%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.080%) Control-M
12 1 (0.080%) Oozie
12 1 (0.080%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (8.26%) TIBCO
2 100 (8.02%) Oracle
3 73 (5.85%) Murex
4 67 (5.37%) Microsoft
5 59 (4.73%) Sybase
6 43 (3.45%) Bloomberg
7 34 (2.73%) Reuters
8 30 (2.41%) Google
9 29 (2.33%) Adobe
10 22 (1.76%) ION Trading
11 21 (1.68%) IBM
12 19 (1.52%) Cisco
13 18 (1.44%) Solace
13 18 (1.44%) StreamBase
14 16 (1.28%) Calypso
15 12 (0.96%) CA Agile Central
15 12 (0.96%) MuleSoft
16 11 (0.88%) Red Hat
16 11 (0.88%) SAP
17 10 (0.80%) HP
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £90000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £90000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HFG
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £90000 - £102000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + very large package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £90000 - £125000 per annum + 50% - 100% bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Leading Bonus, Pens etc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + be - big bonus, 28 days hol
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Salary: £110000 - £130000 per annum + flexi Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + flexi Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago