Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 362 349 397
Rank change year-on-year -13 +48 -57
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,305 1,565 1,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.90% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.06% 2.23% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,029 873 1,033
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £116,250 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,750 £47,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +21.58% -20.83% +33.33%

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 63,482 70,155 69,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 40.45% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 48,632 54,315 56,411
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 11 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 January 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 -6 1,280 £72,500 -3.33% 168
London -12 1,245 £72,500 -3.33% 152
UK excluding London +29 57 £57,750 +21.58% 19
South East +47 24 £72,500 +61.11% 7
Scotland +8 15 £64,750 +23.33% 1
Northern Ireland -4 7 £45,000 +28.57% 2
East of England +35 5 £55,000 -15.38% 4
North of England +36 4 £50,000 +8.11% 2
North West +27 3 £38,750 -18.42% 1
South West +14 2 £55,000 -21.43% 2
Yorkshire +20 1 £50,000 +30.72% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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).

1 823 (63.07%) Finance
2 730 (55.94%) Equities
3 647 (49.58%) Fixed Income
4 586 (44.90%) Banking
5 572 (43.83%) Derivative
6 567 (43.45%) SQL
7 543 (41.61%) Front Office
8 503 (38.54%) Java
9 391 (29.96%) Asset Management
10 361 (27.66%) C#
11 345 (26.44%) Hedge funds
12 341 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
13 308 (23.60%) Degree
14 283 (21.69%) Python
15 268 (20.54%) Investment Management
16 267 (20.46%) Software Engineering
17 263 (20.15%) FIX Protocol
18 254 (19.46%) C++
19 231 (17.70%) Investment Banking
20 221 (16.93%) Oracle
21 216 (16.55%) thinkFolio
22 196 (15.02%) Wealth Management
23 195 (14.94%) Computer Science
24 193 (14.79%) Linux
24 193 (14.79%) Fintech
25 192 (14.71%) Unix
26 189 (14.48%) .NET
27 177 (13.56%) Charles River
28 167 (12.80%) SQL Server
29 141 (10.80%) QA

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 89 (6.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 63 (4.83%) Apache
3 50 (3.83%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.84%) Confluence
5 10 (0.77%) CMS
5 10 (0.77%) Ethereum
6 8 (0.61%) JBoss
7 7 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.54%) IIS
8 2 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.077%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.077%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.077%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.077%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.077%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.15%) Maya
6 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 216 (16.55%) thinkFolio
2 63 (4.83%) Markit EDM
3 59 (4.52%) Temenos T24
4 57 (4.37%) Front Arena
5 13 (1.00%) Eagle PACE
6 10 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.77%) Misys Midas
6 10 (0.77%) Ripple
7 9 (0.69%) SunGard GMI
8 7 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.54%) LatentZero
9 6 (0.46%) MetaTrader
10 5 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
10 5 (0.38%) Eze OMS
11 4 (0.31%) Bloomberg AIM
12 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
13 2 (0.15%) Kondor
13 2 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
13 2 (0.15%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 94 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (4.44%) SaaS
3 49 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (2.15%) PaaS
6 5 (0.38%) Cloudflare
6 5 (0.38%) Serverless
7 4 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.31%) G Suite
7 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.23%) Office 365
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.15%) Heroku
9 2 (0.15%) Slack
10 1 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.077%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.077%) GitHub
10 1 (0.077%) IaaS
10 1 (0.077%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.44%) FIX Connectivity
2 10 (0.77%) DNS
3 8 (0.61%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.61%) VPN
4 6 (0.46%) Internet
5 5 (0.38%) DHCP
5 5 (0.38%) VLAN
6 4 (0.31%) Firewall
6 4 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.15%) LAN
7 2 (0.15%) NAS
7 2 (0.15%) WAN
8 1 (0.077%) ATM
8 1 (0.077%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.077%) Extranet
8 1 (0.077%) FTP
8 1 (0.077%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.077%) SAN
8 1 (0.077%) SNMP
8 1 (0.077%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.61%) Big Data
3 32 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
4 28 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.99%) MS Access
6 26 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 18 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.92%) KDB
12 11 (0.84%) Blockchain
13 10 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.69%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.61%) MySQL
16 6 (0.46%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.46%) Tick Data
17 5 (0.38%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 56 (4.29%) JIRA
2 51 (3.91%) Visual Studio
3 45 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 39 (2.99%) Maven
5 36 (2.76%) TeamCity
6 33 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
9 18 (1.38%) Gradle
10 16 (1.23%) MSBuild
11 15 (1.15%) Selenium
12 14 (1.07%) Jenkins
13 12 (0.92%) Toad
14 11 (0.84%) HP UFT
15 10 (0.77%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.77%) JUnit
16 6 (0.46%) Ant
16 6 (0.46%) Hudson
16 6 (0.46%) Subversion
17 5 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 823 (63.07%) Finance
2 586 (44.90%) Banking
3 543 (41.61%) Front Office
4 231 (17.70%) Investment Banking
5 102 (7.82%) Games
6 70 (5.36%) Back Office
7 49 (3.75%) French Language
8 48 (3.68%) German Language
8 48 (3.68%) Italian Language
8 48 (3.68%) Spanish Language
9 21 (1.61%) Advertising
10 15 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.15%) Marketing
11 11 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
12 10 (0.77%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.61%) Retail
14 7 (0.54%) Legal
15 6 (0.46%) Law
16 3 (0.23%) Electronics
17 2 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 569 (43.60%) Developer
2 273 (20.92%) Analyst
3 184 (14.10%) Java Developer
4 145 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 140 (10.73%) Applications Support
6 138 (10.57%) C# Developer
7 115 (8.81%) Support Engineer
8 92 (7.05%) Senior Developer
9 82 (6.28%) Applications Engineer
10 75 (5.75%) SQL Developer
11 74 (5.67%) .NET Developer
12 72 (5.52%) Applications Support Engineer
13 70 (5.36%) Python Developer
14 67 (5.13%) Support Analyst
15 63 (4.83%) C++ Developer
15 63 (4.83%) Software Engineer
16 60 (4.60%) Java Engineer
17 55 (4.21%) Front Office Developer
18 52 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
19 43 (3.30%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (20.15%) FIX Protocol
2 189 (14.48%) .NET
3 137 (10.50%) AngularJS
4 129 (9.89%) React
5 108 (8.28%) XML
6 78 (5.98%) ASP.NET
7 76 (5.82%) WPF
8 75 (5.75%) HTML
9 66 (5.06%) REST
10 63 (4.83%) Vue.js
11 55 (4.21%) J2EE
12 52 (3.98%) WCF
13 51 (3.91%) J2SE
14 50 (3.83%) Web Services
15 39 (2.99%) HTML5
16 38 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web API
17 34 (2.61%) Middleware
18 31 (2.38%) CSS
19 19 (1.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 19 (1.46%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 730 (55.94%) Equities
2 647 (49.58%) Fixed Income
3 572 (43.83%) Derivative
4 345 (26.44%) Hedge funds
5 193 (14.79%) Fintech
6 112 (8.58%) Management Information System
7 75 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
8 72 (5.52%) Algorithms
9 46 (3.52%) Credit Derivative
10 42 (3.22%) Equity Derivative
11 40 (3.07%) Market Risk
12 38 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
13 36 (2.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 35 (2.68%) OTC Derivatives
15 32 (2.45%) Exotic Derivative
16 24 (1.84%) Mobile App
16 24 (1.84%) SWIFT
17 22 (1.69%) Credit Risk
18 21 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
18 21 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 193 (14.79%) Linux
2 192 (14.71%) Unix
3 119 (9.12%) Windows
4 33 (2.53%) Fedora
5 30 (2.30%) CentOS
6 26 (1.99%) Solaris
6 26 (1.99%) SUSE
7 25 (1.92%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.92%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.77%) AIX
10 8 (0.61%) HPUX
11 6 (0.46%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.15%) Debian
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.077%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.077%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (29.96%) Asset Management
2 341 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (20.54%) Investment Management
4 267 (20.46%) Software Engineering
5 196 (15.02%) Wealth Management
6 195 (14.94%) Computer Science
7 131 (10.04%) Decision-Making
8 124 (9.50%) Change Management
9 121 (9.27%) Multithreading
10 114 (8.74%) Low Latency
11 113 (8.66%) Test Automation
12 110 (8.43%) Microservices
13 107 (8.20%) Portfolio Management
14 104 (7.97%) Business Analysis
15 103 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
16 102 (7.82%) Workflow
17 100 (7.66%) Information Security
18 99 (7.59%) User Stories
19 98 (7.51%) Continuous Improvement
20 97 (7.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 567 (43.45%) SQL
2 503 (38.54%) Java
3 361 (27.66%) C#
4 283 (21.69%) Python
5 254 (19.46%) C++
6 135 (10.34%) Perl
7 96 (7.36%) Bash Shell
8 86 (6.59%) Ruby
9 85 (6.51%) JavaScript
10 62 (4.75%) Korn
11 61 (4.67%) Bourne shell
12 60 (4.60%) R
13 46 (3.52%) MATLAB
14 41 (3.14%) Java 8
15 37 (2.84%) T-SQL
16 36 (2.76%) PL/SQL
17 35 (2.68%) C
18 28 (2.15%) Scala
19 24 (1.84%) PowerShell
20 19 (1.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 308 (23.60%) Degree
2 21 (1.61%) PhD
3 20 (1.53%) Master's Degree
3 20 (1.53%) SAFe Agilist
4 19 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.46%) CFA
6 6 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.46%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.38%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.38%) CISSP
7 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.31%) ISEB
9 3 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 1 (0.077%) CCNP
10 1 (0.077%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.077%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.077%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (10.80%) QA
2 42 (3.22%) MiFID
3 23 (1.76%) EMIR
4 14 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.77%) ISO 20022
5 10 (0.77%) ISO 8583
6 9 (0.69%) PMO
7 7 (0.54%) SLA
8 6 (0.46%) FATCA
9 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.38%) SEPA
10 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.077%) GAAP
11 1 (0.077%) GDPR
11 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (2.22%) Docker
2 9 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.23%) zsh
4 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.077%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (1.99%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.61%) Nagios
3 18 (1.38%) Icinga
3 18 (1.38%) ZABBIX
4 13 (1.00%) Terraform
5 12 (0.92%) Ansible
6 11 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.69%) Control-M
8 7 (0.54%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.31%) Automic
11 4 (0.31%) Dollar Universe
11 4 (0.31%) Ganglia
12 3 (0.23%) Puppet
13 2 (0.15%) logstash
13 2 (0.15%) SCCM
14 1 (0.077%) Cacti
14 1 (0.077%) Grafana
14 1 (0.077%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 221 (16.93%) Oracle
2 177 (13.56%) Charles River
3 92 (7.05%) Bloomberg
4 87 (6.67%) Reuters
5 85 (6.51%) Calypso
6 66 (5.06%) FXall
7 59 (4.52%) Tradeweb
8 58 (4.44%) MarketAxess
9 57 (4.37%) Microsoft
9 57 (4.37%) SimCorp
10 53 (4.06%) TIBCO
11 37 (2.84%) Red Hat
12 36 (2.76%) ION Trading
13 34 (2.61%) Eze Software Group
14 27 (2.07%) Murex
15 26 (1.99%) Google
15 26 (1.99%) Sybase
16 23 (1.76%) Solace
17 20 (1.53%) Fidessa
18 19 (1.46%) FIS