Period
to 24 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 382 409 391
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18 -7
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,168 1,272 1,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.93% 1.82% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 918 1,040 872
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £120,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +16.02%

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 60,403 69,886 68,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.59% 40.53% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 45,656 54,250 54,566
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,403
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +32 1,159 £72,500 - 96
London +33 1,133 £72,500 -3.33% 82
UK excluding London +25 35 £48,750 -7.14% 17
South East +24 14 £56,250 +14.80% 6
Northern Ireland -27 6 £45,000 +28.57%
East of England +67 5 £55,000 +4.76%
North of England +38 4 £42,500 - 7
North West +28 4 £42,500 - 7
South West +24 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Scotland -4 3 £64,500 +22.86% 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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).

1 736 (63.01%) Finance
2 654 (55.99%) Equities
3 617 (52.83%) Fixed Income
4 587 (50.26%) Derivative
5 570 (48.80%) Banking
6 523 (44.78%) Front Office
7 521 (44.61%) SQL
8 476 (40.75%) Java
9 425 (36.39%) Asset Management
10 386 (33.05%) Hedge funds
11 363 (31.08%) C#
12 342 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
13 311 (26.63%) Investment Management
14 290 (24.83%) Software Engineering
15 270 (23.12%) Oracle
16 228 (19.52%) Degree
17 211 (18.07%) .NET
18 204 (17.47%) FIX Protocol
19 193 (16.52%) thinkFolio
19 193 (16.52%) XML
20 189 (16.18%) Workflow
21 183 (15.67%) Computer Science
22 180 (15.41%) Oracle Workflow
23 175 (14.98%) Wealth Management
24 172 (14.73%) Python
24 172 (14.73%) C++
25 161 (13.78%) Charles River
26 150 (12.84%) AngularJS
27 146 (12.50%) Unix
28 145 (12.41%) Investment Banking

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
1 180 (15.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 55 (4.71%) Apache
3 47 (4.02%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.77%) IIS
5 7 (0.60%) Confluence
6 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.51%) JBoss
6 6 (0.51%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.34%) WordPress
8 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.26%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.17%) Appian
9 2 (0.17%) GemFire
9 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.086%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.086%) Mule
10 1 (0.086%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.086%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.086%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.086%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 193 (16.52%) thinkFolio
2 62 (5.31%) Markit EDM
3 59 (5.05%) Front Arena
4 57 (4.88%) Temenos T24
5 13 (1.11%) Eze OMS
6 10 (0.86%) Misys Midas
7 9 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
8 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.51%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.26%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.17%) MetaTrader
12 1 (0.086%) BASE24
12 1 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
12 1 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
12 1 (0.086%) PRMS
12 1 (0.086%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 61 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.94%) SaaS
3 37 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (2.14%) PaaS
5 15 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 9 (0.77%) Office 365
8 7 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.51%) Cloudflare
10 5 (0.43%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.34%) GitHub
11 4 (0.34%) Heroku
11 4 (0.34%) NuGet
12 3 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.17%) IaaS
13 2 (0.17%) Serverless
14 1 (0.086%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 68 (5.82%) FIX Connectivity
2 11 (0.94%) DNS
3 7 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.51%) VLAN
4 6 (0.51%) VPN
5 5 (0.43%) DHCP
6 4 (0.34%) Internet
7 3 (0.26%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.26%) Multicast
8 2 (0.17%) BGP
8 2 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.17%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.17%) ExtremeXOS
8 2 (0.17%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.17%) OSPF
8 2 (0.17%) SNMP
8 2 (0.17%) Unicast
8 2 (0.17%) VoIP
8 2 (0.17%) Wireless
9 1 (0.086%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
3 27 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 17 (1.46%) RDBMS
5 15 (1.28%) Big Data
5 15 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
6 14 (1.20%) KDB
7 12 (1.03%) MySQL
8 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.68%) Kdb+
9 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.60%) Blockchain
11 6 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.51%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.51%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (4.20%) Git (software)
2 38 (3.25%) JIRA
3 25 (2.14%) Visual Studio
4 24 (2.05%) Selenium
5 20 (1.71%) Jenkins
6 18 (1.54%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.46%) Maven
8 16 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.94%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.77%) JMeter
10 9 (0.77%) NUnit
11 7 (0.60%) Ant
11 7 (0.60%) JUnit
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.51%) Subversion
12 6 (0.51%) webpack
13 5 (0.43%) Appium
14 4 (0.34%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.34%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 736 (63.01%) Finance
2 570 (48.80%) Banking
3 523 (44.78%) Front Office
4 145 (12.41%) Investment Banking
5 85 (7.28%) Games
6 57 (4.88%) Back Office
7 50 (4.28%) French Language
7 50 (4.28%) German Language
7 50 (4.28%) Italian Language
7 50 (4.28%) Spanish Language
8 24 (2.05%) Advertising
9 20 (1.71%) Marketing
10 19 (1.63%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.20%) Retail
12 11 (0.94%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.51%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.43%) Billing
15 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Law
17 1 (0.086%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 489 (41.87%) Developer
2 240 (20.55%) Analyst
3 178 (15.24%) Java Developer
4 151 (12.93%) Business Analyst
5 125 (10.70%) Consultant
6 122 (10.45%) C# Developer
7 109 (9.33%) Applications Support
8 87 (7.45%) SQL Developer
9 85 (7.28%) Support Engineer
10 74 (6.34%) Senior Developer
11 68 (5.82%) .NET Developer
12 67 (5.74%) Implementation Consultant
13 64 (5.48%) Java Consultant
14 57 (4.88%) Applications Engineer
15 56 (4.79%) Applications Support Engineer
16 55 (4.71%) Software Engineer
17 51 (4.37%) Support Analyst
18 49 (4.20%) Java Engineer
19 48 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
20 46 (3.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (18.07%) .NET
2 204 (17.47%) FIX Protocol
3 193 (16.52%) XML
4 150 (12.84%) AngularJS
5 115 (9.85%) React
6 108 (9.25%) ASP.NET
7 100 (8.56%) J2EE
8 88 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 79 (6.76%) HTML
10 68 (5.82%) REST
11 61 (5.22%) CSS
12 59 (5.05%) Vue.js
13 53 (4.54%) WCF
14 50 (4.28%) Web Services
15 48 (4.11%) J2SE
16 42 (3.60%) HTML5
17 38 (3.25%) WPF
18 32 (2.74%) CSS3
19 26 (2.23%) JSON
20 21 (1.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 654 (55.99%) Equities
2 617 (52.83%) Fixed Income
3 587 (50.26%) Derivative
4 386 (33.05%) Hedge funds
5 136 (11.64%) Fintech
6 91 (7.79%) Management Information System
7 70 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
8 46 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
9 45 (3.85%) Credit Derivative
9 45 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
10 43 (3.68%) OTC Derivatives
11 41 (3.51%) Algorithms
12 32 (2.74%) Data Structures
13 24 (2.05%) Market Risk
14 23 (1.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 19 (1.63%) SWIFT
15 19 (1.63%) User Experience
16 15 (1.28%) Credit Risk
17 14 (1.20%) Exotic Derivative
17 14 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 146 (12.50%) Unix
2 130 (11.13%) Linux
3 64 (5.48%) Windows
4 23 (1.97%) Solaris
5 16 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.86%) CentOS
6 10 (0.86%) Fedora
7 9 (0.77%) Windows NT
8 7 (0.60%) Android
8 7 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.51%) AIX
9 6 (0.51%) HPUX
10 4 (0.34%) SUSE
10 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.086%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (36.39%) Asset Management
2 342 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (26.63%) Investment Management
4 290 (24.83%) Software Engineering
5 189 (16.18%) Workflow
6 183 (15.67%) Computer Science
7 175 (14.98%) Wealth Management
8 137 (11.73%) Test Automation
9 119 (10.19%) Decision-Making
10 113 (9.67%) Business Analysis
11 98 (8.39%) Microservices
12 97 (8.30%) User Stories
13 93 (7.96%) Change Management
13 93 (7.96%) Information Security
14 90 (7.71%) Portfolio Management
15 88 (7.53%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 87 (7.45%) Scrum
17 86 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
18 74 (6.34%) Low Latency
19 65 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 521 (44.61%) SQL
2 476 (40.75%) Java
3 363 (31.08%) C#
4 172 (14.73%) C++
4 172 (14.73%) Python
5 113 (9.67%) Perl
6 111 (9.50%) JavaScript
7 71 (6.08%) PL/SQL
8 61 (5.22%) Bash Shell
9 48 (4.11%) Ruby
10 34 (2.91%) MATLAB
11 28 (2.40%) C
12 21 (1.80%) R
13 18 (1.54%) ES6
13 18 (1.54%) Java 8
14 16 (1.37%) VBA
15 15 (1.28%) Korn
16 14 (1.20%) Bourne shell
16 14 (1.20%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 228 (19.52%) Degree
2 19 (1.63%) SAFe Agilist
3 17 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.20%) Master's Degree
4 14 (1.20%) PhD
5 10 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.60%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.51%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.51%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.17%) ACCA
9 2 (0.17%) CIMA
9 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.086%) ISEB
10 1 (0.086%) MBA
10 1 (0.086%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (11.90%) QA
2 19 (1.63%) Dodd-Frank
2 19 (1.63%) EMIR
2 19 (1.63%) MiFID
3 15 (1.28%) SEPA
4 13 (1.11%) SLA
5 10 (0.86%) ISO 20022
5 10 (0.86%) ISO 8583
6 6 (0.51%) PMO
7 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.17%) PSD2
8 1 (0.086%) GAAP
8 1 (0.086%) GDPR
8 1 (0.086%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (3.25%) Docker
2 8 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.086%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (3.17%) Icinga
1 37 (3.17%) Nagios
1 37 (3.17%) ZABBIX
2 18 (1.54%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.46%) Terraform
4 9 (0.77%) Ansible
5 6 (0.51%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.34%) SCCM
7 2 (0.17%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.17%) WSUS
8 1 (0.086%) Control-M
8 1 (0.086%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.086%) Puppet
Vendors
1 270 (23.12%) Oracle
2 161 (13.78%) Charles River
3 87 (7.45%) Calypso
4 66 (5.65%) Bloomberg
5 65 (5.57%) Reuters
6 59 (5.05%) SimCorp
7 51 (4.37%) FXall
8 50 (4.28%) MarketAxess
8 50 (4.28%) Microsoft
8 50 (4.28%) Tradeweb
9 46 (3.94%) ION Trading
10 44 (3.77%) Eze Software Group
11 37 (3.17%) SolarWinds
12 29 (2.48%) Murex
13 23 (1.97%) Google
14 16 (1.37%) TIBCO
15 14 (1.20%) Sybase
16 10 (0.86%) FIS
16 10 (0.86%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.68%) Adobe