Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 403 387 271
Rank change year-on-year -16 -116 +128
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,033 1,369 2,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.83% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.90% 2.10% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 871 1,129 868
UK median annual salary £82,500 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £130,000 £117,500 £116,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £58,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.07% +28.89% -

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 54,415 65,136 70,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 39.40% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40,829 49,847 52,744
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 12 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 23 September 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 -22 1,028 £82,500 +10.00% 114
London -13 987 £85,000 +13.33% 102
UK excluding London +37 44 £65,000 +12.07% 14
East of England +81 18 £65,000 +48.57% 1
South East +32 11 £40,000 -46.67% 5
South West - 11 £65,000 - 2
Scotland +6 2 - - 1
Midlands +37 1 - - 1
West Midlands +33 1 - - 1
North West +20 1 £72,500 +190.00% 2
North of England +10 1 £72,500 +190.00% 3
Northern Ireland -11 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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).

1 703 (68.05%) Finance
2 570 (55.18%) Front Office
3 539 (52.18%) Java
4 523 (50.63%) Fixed Income
5 516 (49.95%) Equities
6 481 (46.56%) Derivative
7 442 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
8 387 (37.46%) SQL
9 348 (33.69%) Asset Management
10 307 (29.72%) Software Engineering
11 277 (26.82%) Hedge funds
12 272 (26.33%) Banking
13 253 (24.49%) Python
14 241 (23.33%) C#
15 221 (21.39%) Investment Management
16 189 (18.30%) J2EE
17 178 (17.23%) Web Services
18 175 (16.94%) SQL Server
19 171 (16.55%) Oracle
19 171 (16.55%) AWS
20 165 (15.97%) thinkFolio
21 163 (15.78%) Charles River
22 154 (14.91%) Microservices
23 152 (14.71%) Business Analysis
24 143 (13.84%) SimCorp
25 139 (13.46%) .NET
26 136 (13.17%) Workflow
27 134 (12.97%) Analytics
28 132 (12.78%) Calypso
29 131 (12.68%) JavaScript

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
1 113 (10.94%) Oracle Workflow
2 36 (3.48%) Apache
3 17 (1.65%) JBoss
3 17 (1.65%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.87%) IIS
5 6 (0.58%) Ethereum
6 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.19%) Appian
8 2 (0.19%) Confluence
8 2 (0.19%) GemFire
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.097%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.097%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.29%) 3ds Max
4 3 (0.29%) Houdini
4 3 (0.29%) Maya
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.29%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 165 (15.97%) thinkFolio
2 124 (12.00%) Markit EDM
3 123 (11.91%) Front Arena
4 21 (2.03%) LatentZero
5 13 (1.26%) FINCAD Analytics
6 5 (0.48%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.48%) PolarLake
7 4 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.19%) Endur
9 2 (0.19%) MetaTrader
9 2 (0.19%) RMDS
9 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.097%) PRMS
10 1 (0.097%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 171 (16.55%) AWS
2 55 (5.32%) Amazon S3
3 51 (4.94%) Amazon SQS
4 44 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
4 44 (4.26%) Serverless
5 36 (3.48%) SaaS
6 34 (3.29%) Azure
7 26 (2.52%) Power Platform
8 19 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (1.65%) GCP
10 15 (1.45%) Amazon ECS
10 15 (1.45%) AWS Fargate
11 9 (0.87%) Office 365
12 5 (0.48%) GitHub
13 4 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.39%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.29%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.97%) LAN
1 10 (0.97%) WAN
2 6 (0.58%) DNS
2 6 (0.58%) Firewall
3 5 (0.48%) DHCP
3 5 (0.48%) Internet
3 5 (0.48%) Multicast
3 5 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.39%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (0.39%) RIP
5 3 (0.29%) BGP
5 3 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.29%) FTP
5 3 (0.29%) VPN
5 3 (0.29%) Wireless
6 2 (0.19%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.19%) MPLS
6 2 (0.19%) OSPF
7 1 (0.097%) SNMP
7 1 (0.097%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 42 (4.07%) RDBMS
4 39 (3.78%) Amazon RDS
4 39 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (2.61%) Big Data
7 26 (2.52%) Amazon Aurora
7 26 (2.52%) Power BI
8 17 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
8 17 (1.65%) Geospatial Data
8 17 (1.65%) GIS
8 17 (1.65%) JasperReports
8 17 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.36%) DB2
10 11 (1.06%) Blockchain
11 10 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (0.97%) KDB
11 10 (0.97%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.87%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 47 (4.55%) RStudio
2 45 (4.36%) Jenkins
3 38 (3.68%) JIRA
4 34 (3.29%) Git (software)
5 33 (3.19%) TeamCity
6 27 (2.61%) Maven
7 26 (2.52%) JUnit
8 22 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (1.84%) Visual Studio
10 18 (1.74%) Ant
11 16 (1.55%) Hudson
12 15 (1.45%) ClearQuest
12 15 (1.45%) CruiseControl
12 15 (1.45%) FishEye
13 13 (1.26%) Selenium
14 11 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (0.87%) GitLab
15 9 (0.87%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.87%) Subversion
16 8 (0.77%) JMeter
General
1 703 (68.05%) Finance
2 570 (55.18%) Front Office
3 272 (26.33%) Banking
4 109 (10.55%) Investment Banking
5 92 (8.91%) French Language
6 91 (8.81%) German Language
7 90 (8.71%) Italian Language
7 90 (8.71%) Spanish Language
8 74 (7.16%) Dutch Language
9 40 (3.87%) Back Office
10 12 (1.16%) Retail
11 11 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.06%) Legal
12 9 (0.87%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.68%) Advertising
13 7 (0.68%) Billing
14 6 (0.58%) Marketing
15 3 (0.29%) Military
15 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 461 (44.63%) Developer
2 224 (21.68%) Java Developer
3 142 (13.75%) Analyst
4 117 (11.33%) Consultant
5 115 (11.13%) Senior Developer
6 87 (8.42%) Business Analyst
7 78 (7.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 77 (7.45%) Software Engineer
9 75 (7.26%) Implementation Consultant
10 74 (7.16%) C# Developer
11 71 (6.87%) Quantitative Developer
12 66 (6.39%) Technical Consultant
13 56 (5.42%) Front Office Developer
13 56 (5.42%) Technical Implementation Consultant
14 54 (5.23%) Applications Support
14 54 (5.23%) J2EE Developer
14 54 (5.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 53 (5.13%) Java Engineer
16 50 (4.84%) Java Consultant
17 48 (4.65%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (18.30%) J2EE
2 178 (17.23%) Web Services
3 139 (13.46%) .NET
4 130 (12.58%) XML
5 103 (9.97%) FIX Protocol
6 78 (7.55%) AngularJS
7 53 (5.13%) HTML
8 50 (4.84%) J2SE
9 47 (4.55%) Spring
10 43 (4.16%) ASP.NET
10 43 (4.16%) React
11 41 (3.97%) JSON
12 39 (3.78%) NumPy
12 39 (3.78%) Pandas
12 39 (3.78%) SciPy
13 38 (3.68%) CSS
14 34 (3.29%) REST
15 33 (3.19%) WCF
16 27 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 27 (2.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 523 (50.63%) Fixed Income
2 516 (49.95%) Equities
3 481 (46.56%) Derivative
4 277 (26.82%) Hedge funds
5 95 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (7.16%) Algorithms
7 70 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
8 43 (4.16%) Equity Derivative
9 42 (4.07%) Reference Data
10 40 (3.87%) Data Structures
11 33 (3.19%) Credit Risk
12 29 (2.81%) Credit Derivative
13 22 (2.13%) SWIFT
14 15 (1.45%) User Experience
15 12 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 12 (1.16%) Market Risk
15 12 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
16 11 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.87%) Management Information System
18 8 (0.77%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.16%) Linux
2 55 (5.32%) Unix
3 42 (4.07%) Windows
4 9 (0.87%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.39%) Solaris
6 3 (0.29%) Android
6 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.19%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.097%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (33.69%) Asset Management
3 307 (29.72%) Software Engineering
4 221 (21.39%) Investment Management
5 154 (14.91%) Microservices
6 152 (14.71%) Business Analysis
7 136 (13.17%) Workflow
8 134 (12.97%) Analytics
9 100 (9.68%) Mentoring
10 96 (9.29%) Low Latency
11 90 (8.71%) Computer Science
12 86 (8.33%) Fintech
12 86 (8.33%) Scrum
13 83 (8.03%) Quantitative Analysis
14 67 (6.49%) TDD
15 65 (6.29%) Electronic Trading
15 65 (6.29%) Multithreading
16 60 (5.81%) Test Automation
17 58 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (5.32%) OO
Programming Languages
1 539 (52.18%) Java
2 387 (37.46%) SQL
3 253 (24.49%) Python
4 241 (23.33%) C#
5 131 (12.68%) JavaScript
6 124 (12.00%) C++
7 109 (10.55%) R
8 67 (6.49%) Perl
9 45 (4.36%) Java 8
10 31 (3.00%) MATLAB
11 29 (2.81%) C
12 23 (2.23%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.74%) Ruby
14 17 (1.65%) Korn
15 16 (1.55%) Bourne shell
15 16 (1.55%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.55%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.06%) Kotlin
16 11 (1.06%) Scala
17 9 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 123 (11.91%) Degree
2 23 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.97%) PhD
4 7 (0.68%) Master's Degree
5 6 (0.58%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.19%) CCNP
8 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.097%) ACCA
9 1 (0.097%) CCIE
9 1 (0.097%) CIMA
9 1 (0.097%) FFIEC
9 1 (0.097%) ISEB
9 1 (0.097%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.10%) QA
2 23 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 22 (2.13%) MiFID
4 21 (2.03%) EMIR
5 18 (1.74%) Dodd-Frank
6 13 (1.26%) SEPA
7 6 (0.58%) PMO
7 6 (0.58%) PSD2
8 5 (0.48%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.48%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.48%) SLA
9 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.29%) IFRS
10 3 (0.29%) NIST
11 2 (0.19%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.19%) GDPR
11 2 (0.19%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (3.48%) Docker
2 19 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (2.42%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.26%) Terraform
3 7 (0.68%) Ansible
4 3 (0.29%) Icinga
4 3 (0.29%) Nagios
4 3 (0.29%) SCCM
4 3 (0.29%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.19%) Control-M
5 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.097%) Automic
6 1 (0.097%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.097%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.097%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.097%) Puppet
6 1 (0.097%) Rancher
Vendors
1 171 (16.55%) Oracle
2 163 (15.78%) Charles River
3 143 (13.84%) SimCorp
4 132 (12.78%) Calypso
5 51 (4.94%) Microsoft
6 45 (4.36%) Bloomberg
7 34 (3.29%) Murex
8 33 (3.19%) ION Trading
9 27 (2.61%) Google
10 22 (2.13%) Eze Castle Integration
11 21 (2.03%) Reuters
12 18 (1.74%) Sybase
13 17 (1.65%) Adobe
14 15 (1.45%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.45%) Tradeweb
15 14 (1.36%) FXall
15 14 (1.36%) MarketAxess
16 13 (1.26%) Eze Software Group
16 13 (1.26%) Fidessa
17 12 (1.16%) FIS