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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 390 345
Rank change year-on-year +79 -45  
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 900 747 1017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.76% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.43% 1.83% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 409 589 849
Median salary £80,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £102,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  

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 36971 40737 45408
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.03% 41.37% 40.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28915 33318 36224
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 £29,500 £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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +82 899 £80,000 +14.28% 128
London +59 817 £80,000 +7.38% 111
City of London -11 90 £85,000 +30.76% 23
East of England +39 53 £25,000 -38.27% 13
Bedfordshire +55 52 - - 13
Luton +34 52 - - 13
Surbiton - 12 - - 2
South East +26 8 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +13 6 - -
Nottinghamshire +2 6 - -
Nottingham +1 6 - -
West Midlands +7 5 - - 1
South West +7 5 - - 1
North West -39 5 £60,000 +169.66% 1
Dorset - 5 - -
Cheshire - 5 £60,000 -
Bournemouth - 5 - -
Herefordshire - 4 - - 1
West Sussex +10 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Surrey - 3 £45,000 - 1
Knutsford - 3 £35,000 -
Crawley - 2 £45,000 -
Berkshire +18 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Bracknell +17 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Birmingham 0 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £25,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £42,500 -
Thame - 1 £42,500 -
Hereford - 1 - - 1
Gatwick - 1 £22,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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).

1 986 (63.98%) Finance
2 704 (45.68%) Banking
3 556 (36.08%) Java
4 536 (34.78%) Investment Banking
5 532 (34.52%) Front Office
6 513 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
7 413 (26.80%) Derivative
8 371 (24.08%) Fixed Income
9 357 (23.17%) SQL
10 354 (22.97%) Retail
11 339 (22.00%) Equities
12 309 (20.05%) Asset Management
13 304 (19.73%) Multithreading
14 298 (19.34%) Wealth Management
15 294 (19.08%) Degree
16 279 (18.11%) Retail Banking
17 274 (17.78%) Low Latency
18 233 (15.12%) C#
19 217 (14.08%) Analytics
20 212 (13.76%) Linux
21 207 (13.43%) C++
22 199 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
23 191 (12.39%) Electronic Trading
24 188 (12.20%) Risk Management
25 179 (11.62%) Unix
26 172 (11.16%) QA
27 171 (11.10%) Python
28 167 (10.84%) SDLC
29 156 (10.12%) FIX Protocol
30 153 (9.93%) SQL Server

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 69 (4.48%) Apache Spark
2 40 (2.60%) Apache
3 26 (1.69%) JBoss
4 25 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 15 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.71%) Confluence
12 10 (0.65%) nginx
13 9 (0.58%) CMS
13 9 (0.58%) Jetty
14 8 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.39%) WordPress
16 5 (0.32%) MS Exchange
16 5 (0.32%) SAS
17 4 (0.26%) Mule
18 3 (0.19%) MQSeries
Applications
1 69 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (1.49%) Photoshop
4 16 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.065%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.065%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 29 (1.88%) ION MarketView
2 22 (1.43%) Actimize
3 13 (0.84%) Pega PRPC
4 9 (0.58%) MetaTrader
5 7 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.32%) Unica
7 4 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.26%) Endur
8 3 (0.19%) Data Workbench
8 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.13%) BondVision
9 2 (0.13%) LatentZero
9 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.13%) RMDS
10 1 (0.065%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.065%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.10%) Google Play
3 16 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.65%) GitHub
5 8 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (0.39%) Bluemix
6 6 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (0.32%) Office 365
7 5 (0.32%) Silverpop
8 4 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.19%) Datadog
9 3 (0.19%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.19%) IaaS
9 3 (0.19%) PaaS
9 3 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.23%) DNS
3 18 (1.17%) Firewall
4 14 (0.91%) FIX Connectivity
4 14 (0.91%) Multicast
5 12 (0.78%) LAN
6 11 (0.71%) DHCP
7 10 (0.65%) SSH
8 8 (0.52%) tcpdump
8 8 (0.52%) VLAN
9 6 (0.39%) SAN
10 4 (0.26%) LDAP
10 4 (0.26%) Network Security
10 4 (0.26%) SSL
11 3 (0.19%) BGP
12 2 (0.13%) Intranet
12 2 (0.13%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.13%) MPLS
12 2 (0.13%) OSPF
12 2 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.28%) Big Data
3 64 (4.15%) Relational Database
4 63 (4.09%) Hadoop
5 47 (3.05%) MySQL
5 47 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 41 (2.66%) RDBMS
7 38 (2.47%) MongoDB
8 33 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (2.14%) KDB
9 32 (2.08%) Oracle Database
10 15 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.84%) Kdb+
11 13 (0.84%) Redis
11 13 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.71%) HBase
12 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 81 (5.26%) JIRA
2 66 (4.28%) Maven
3 60 (3.89%) Git (software)
4 52 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 48 (3.11%) Selenium
6 35 (2.27%) HP UFT
7 30 (1.95%) Visual Studio
8 29 (1.88%) Gradle
9 28 (1.82%) Subversion
10 23 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 19 (1.23%) JUnit
11 19 (1.23%) SpecFlow
12 18 (1.17%) FitNesse
12 18 (1.17%) Gerrit
13 17 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (0.91%) Ant
15 12 (0.78%) Xcode
16 9 (0.58%) Bugzilla
17 8 (0.52%) JMeter
17 8 (0.52%) Testopia
General
1 986 (63.98%) Finance
2 704 (45.68%) Banking
3 536 (34.78%) Investment Banking
4 532 (34.52%) Front Office
5 354 (22.97%) Retail
6 279 (18.11%) Retail Banking
7 77 (5.00%) Back Office
8 47 (3.05%) Financial Institution
9 41 (2.66%) Marketing
10 16 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
11 15 (0.97%) Advertising
11 15 (0.97%) Private Banking
12 13 (0.84%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.65%) Publishing
14 7 (0.45%) Legal
15 4 (0.26%) Billing
15 4 (0.26%) Games
15 4 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.26%) International Banking
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 682 (44.26%) Developer
2 364 (23.62%) Java Developer
3 332 (21.54%) Analyst
4 150 (9.73%) Business Analyst
5 127 (8.24%) Senior Developer
6 104 (6.75%) C# Developer
7 82 (5.32%) C++ Developer
8 79 (5.13%) Support Analyst
9 63 (4.09%) Quantitative Developer
10 57 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
11 55 (3.57%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
12 53 (3.44%) Applications Support
13 49 (3.18%) Consultant
13 49 (3.18%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 44 (2.86%) Project Leader
14 44 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
15 43 (2.79%) FX Support Analyst
15 43 (2.79%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 41 (2.66%) Credit Analyst
17 39 (2.53%) Core Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (10.12%) FIX Protocol
2 119 (7.72%) .NET
3 98 (6.36%) Spring
4 80 (5.19%) HTML
5 76 (4.93%) AngularJS
6 73 (4.74%) XML
7 61 (3.96%) JMS
8 57 (3.70%) J2SE
8 57 (3.70%) Web Services
9 54 (3.50%) WPF
10 51 (3.31%) CSS
10 51 (3.31%) Hibernate
11 50 (3.24%) ASP.NET
11 50 (3.24%) REST
12 49 (3.18%) HTML5
13 45 (2.92%) JSON
14 40 (2.60%) Swing
15 37 (2.40%) J2EE
16 34 (2.21%) Middleware
17 32 (2.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 413 (26.80%) Derivative
2 371 (24.08%) Fixed Income
3 339 (22.00%) Equities
4 199 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
5 120 (7.79%) Computer Science
6 79 (5.13%) User Experience
7 78 (5.06%) Fintech
8 59 (3.83%) Credit Risk
9 54 (3.50%) OTC Derivatives
10 53 (3.44%) Algorithms
11 47 (3.05%) Data Structures
12 44 (2.86%) Hedge funds
13 42 (2.73%) Management Information System
14 40 (2.60%) Credit Derivative
15 38 (2.47%) Market Risk
16 35 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
16 35 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
17 30 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
18 21 (1.36%) Virtual Team
19 16 (1.04%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 212 (13.76%) Linux
2 179 (11.62%) Unix
3 137 (8.89%) Windows
4 32 (2.08%) Android
5 28 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.65%) Debian
9 8 (0.52%) CentOS
9 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.39%) Solaris
11 3 (0.19%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.065%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (20.05%) Asset Management
3 304 (19.73%) Multithreading
4 298 (19.34%) Wealth Management
5 274 (17.78%) Low Latency
6 217 (14.08%) Analytics
7 191 (12.39%) Electronic Trading
8 188 (12.20%) Risk Management
9 167 (10.84%) SDLC
10 132 (8.57%) TDD
11 128 (8.31%) OO
11 128 (8.31%) Scrum
12 125 (8.11%) Project Management
13 121 (7.85%) Test Automation
14 117 (7.59%) E-Commerce
15 114 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
16 95 (6.16%) Concurrent Programming
17 90 (5.84%) Business Analysis
18 87 (5.65%) Configuration Management
19 85 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 556 (36.08%) Java
2 357 (23.17%) SQL
3 233 (15.12%) C#
4 207 (13.43%) C++
5 171 (11.10%) Python
6 112 (7.27%) JavaScript
7 51 (3.31%) VBA
8 49 (3.18%) Perl
9 34 (2.21%) C
9 34 (2.21%) R
10 32 (2.08%) Scala
11 30 (1.95%) Shell Script
12 27 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.69%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.56%) MATLAB
15 22 (1.43%) PHP
16 20 (1.30%) Ruby
17 16 (1.04%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.91%) Apple Swift
18 14 (0.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 294 (19.08%) Degree
2 56 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (2.01%) Master's Degree
4 28 (1.82%) PhD
5 23 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
6 20 (1.30%) ISEB
7 10 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.58%) HND
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.32%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.26%) ACCA
11 4 (0.26%) CISA
11 4 (0.26%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.26%) Security Cleared
12 3 (0.19%) CFA
12 3 (0.19%) CISM
12 3 (0.19%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (11.16%) QA
2 63 (4.09%) MiFID
3 22 (1.43%) Basel III
4 19 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.17%) EMIR
6 15 (0.97%) SLA
7 13 (0.84%) FATCA
8 12 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.39%) PMO
10 4 (0.26%) IFRS
10 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 26 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.10%) Docker
3 9 (0.58%) HDFS
4 8 (0.52%) Varnish
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.32%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.32%) vSphere
7 4 (0.26%) NFS
8 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.13%) ClearTrust
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.065%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.065%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (2.92%) Puppet
2 30 (1.95%) ITRS Geneos
3 24 (1.56%) Ansible
4 16 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.58%) Kibana
5 9 (0.58%) logstash
5 9 (0.58%) Salt
6 8 (0.52%) Nmap
7 6 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.39%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.32%) Nagios
8 5 (0.32%) vMotion
9 3 (0.19%) Consul
9 3 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.19%) Graphite
9 3 (0.19%) Graylog
9 3 (0.19%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.19%) Terraform
9 3 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 129 (8.37%) Oracle
2 128 (8.31%) Murex
3 90 (5.84%) TIBCO
4 82 (5.32%) Microsoft
5 48 (3.11%) Bloomberg
6 46 (2.99%) ION Trading
7 39 (2.53%) Reuters
8 34 (2.21%) IBM
9 32 (2.08%) Sybase
10 31 (2.01%) Google
11 26 (1.69%) Adobe
12 22 (1.43%) StreamBase
13 20 (1.30%) SAP
13 20 (1.30%) Splunk
14 18 (1.17%) Pega
15 16 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
16 15 (0.97%) Cisco
16 15 (0.97%) Red Hat
16 15 (0.97%) Tableau
17 14 (0.91%) Citrix
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £105000 per annum + 2 Days Remote Working + 15% Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus, Pens, Health etc
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £115000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Empiric
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + be - big bonus, 28 days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bloomberg
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago