Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 378 282 394
Rank change year-on-year -96 +112 -50
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,397 2,177 1,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.23% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 2.78% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,138 865 1,208
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £116,250 £111,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,125
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.44% +11.82%

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 73,723 78,360 86,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.47% 44.24% 43.30%
Number of salaries quoted 56,959 59,867 70,334
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 13 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 14 August 2018. 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 -90 1,374 £72,500 -3.33% 147
London -65 1,325 £72,500 -3.33% 142
UK excluding London -126 72 £50,000 +11.11% 7
South East -11 18 £61,250 +36.11% 3
East of England -82 18 £43,750 +75.00% 1
Scotland +1 16 £72,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £47,500 - 1
North of England +19 5 £25,000 -44.44%
North West +2 5 £25,000 -44.44%
Midlands +9 4 £50,000 -
South West -3 4 £48,750 -11.36% 1
East Midlands -2 3 £58,750 -
West Midlands +22 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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).

1 987 (70.65%) Finance
2 598 (42.81%) SQL
3 594 (42.52%) Equities
4 587 (42.02%) Front Office
5 557 (39.87%) Derivative
6 549 (39.30%) Fixed Income
7 466 (33.36%) Banking
8 465 (33.29%) Java
9 404 (28.92%) Degree
10 385 (27.56%) C#
11 324 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
12 292 (20.90%) Python
13 288 (20.62%) Asset Management
14 268 (19.18%) C++
15 260 (18.61%) Investment Banking
16 235 (16.82%) Hedge funds
17 233 (16.68%) Linux
18 220 (15.75%) Fintech
19 214 (15.32%) FIX Protocol
20 209 (14.96%) .NET
21 203 (14.53%) SQL Server
22 194 (13.89%) Software Engineering
23 188 (13.46%) Investment Management
24 179 (12.81%) Mathematics
25 163 (11.67%) Multithreading
26 161 (11.52%) Computer Science
26 161 (11.52%) Unix
27 158 (11.31%) Low Latency
28 157 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
29 153 (10.95%) Risk Management

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 56 (4.01%) Apache
2 43 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 25 (1.79%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 20 (1.43%) Confluence
6 12 (0.86%) Ethereum
7 10 (0.72%) IIS
8 8 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.36%) GemFire
10 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.29%) JBoss
10 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.14%) CMS
11 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.072%) Appian
12 1 (0.072%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.072%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.072%) Tornado
Applications
1 75 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 142 (10.16%) thinkFolio
2 95 (6.80%) Front Arena
3 81 (5.80%) Markit EDM
4 53 (3.79%) Eagle PACE
5 24 (1.72%) Bloomberg AIM
6 12 (0.86%) MetaTrader
6 12 (0.86%) Ripple
7 9 (0.64%) SunGard GMI
8 8 (0.57%) Summit
9 5 (0.36%) Kondor
10 4 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.29%) Workfront
11 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.21%) Endur
11 3 (0.21%) RMDS
11 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
12 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
13 1 (0.072%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 93 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.65%) SaaS
3 32 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.22%) Office 365
5 10 (0.72%) GitHub
6 6 (0.43%) Serverless
7 4 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.29%) Azure Functions
7 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.29%) PaaS
8 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.21%) G Suite
8 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.21%) npm
9 2 (0.14%) IaaS
9 2 (0.14%) NuGet
9 2 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.14%) Slack
9 2 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.22%) FIX Connectivity
2 20 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.22%) VPN
4 15 (1.07%) DNS
5 14 (1.00%) DHCP
6 12 (0.86%) LAN
7 11 (0.79%) Firewall
7 11 (0.79%) Internet
7 11 (0.79%) Intranet
7 11 (0.79%) WAN
8 10 (0.72%) Broadband
9 7 (0.50%) FTP
10 4 (0.29%) HTTP
10 4 (0.29%) Multicast
11 3 (0.21%) SMS
11 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.14%) NAS
12 2 (0.14%) SAN
13 1 (0.072%) 3G
13 1 (0.072%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.94%) Big Data
3 51 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 40 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (2.36%) Blockchain
6 33 (2.36%) Hadoop
7 29 (2.08%) MySQL
8 24 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
9 23 (1.65%) KDB
10 16 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (1.07%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.00%) DB2
12 14 (1.00%) Oracle Database
12 14 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.86%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 88 (6.30%) Git (software)
1 88 (6.30%) TeamCity
2 77 (5.51%) Jenkins
3 75 (5.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 71 (5.08%) JIRA
5 69 (4.94%) Maven
6 38 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 37 (2.65%) Visual Studio
7 37 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 30 (2.15%) Selenium
9 29 (2.08%) Gradle
10 27 (1.93%) MSBuild
11 26 (1.86%) Subversion
12 23 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (1.15%) JUnit
14 14 (1.00%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.93%) Toad
16 11 (0.79%) IntelliJ
16 11 (0.79%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 987 (70.65%) Finance
2 587 (42.02%) Front Office
3 466 (33.36%) Banking
4 260 (18.61%) Investment Banking
5 109 (7.80%) Back Office
6 69 (4.94%) Financial Institution
7 44 (3.15%) French Language
7 44 (3.15%) German Language
7 44 (3.15%) Italian Language
8 23 (1.65%) Advertising
9 22 (1.57%) Games
9 22 (1.57%) Retail
10 18 (1.29%) Legal
11 17 (1.22%) Marketing
12 10 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (0.57%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.43%) Law
15 5 (0.36%) Electronics
16 4 (0.29%) Telecoms
17 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 617 (44.17%) Developer
2 316 (22.62%) Analyst
3 200 (14.32%) Java Developer
4 117 (8.38%) Business Analyst
5 116 (8.30%) Applications Support
6 112 (8.02%) C# Developer
7 79 (5.65%) C++ Developer
8 72 (5.15%) Senior Developer
9 70 (5.01%) Support Analyst
10 68 (4.87%) Consultant
11 64 (4.58%) Python Developer
12 63 (4.51%) Support Engineer
13 61 (4.37%) Banking Analyst
14 60 (4.29%) Front Office Developer
15 58 (4.15%) Quantitative Developer
16 54 (3.87%) .NET Developer
17 49 (3.51%) Financial Analyst
18 46 (3.29%) Software Engineer
19 45 (3.22%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
20 43 (3.08%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (15.32%) FIX Protocol
2 209 (14.96%) .NET
3 93 (6.66%) React
4 86 (6.16%) HTML
5 83 (5.94%) WPF
6 69 (4.94%) AngularJS
7 65 (4.65%) Web Services
8 64 (4.58%) HTML5
9 56 (4.01%) .NET Framework
10 55 (3.94%) WCF
11 53 (3.79%) ASP.NET
12 51 (3.65%) Middleware
13 48 (3.44%) Spring
14 46 (3.29%) J2SE
15 43 (3.08%) XML
16 42 (3.01%) J2EE
16 42 (3.01%) RESTful
17 33 (2.36%) CSS
18 26 (1.86%) REST
19 25 (1.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 594 (42.52%) Equities
2 557 (39.87%) Derivative
3 549 (39.30%) Fixed Income
4 235 (16.82%) Hedge funds
5 220 (15.75%) Fintech
6 161 (11.52%) Computer Science
7 123 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
8 81 (5.80%) Exotic Derivative
9 64 (4.58%) OTC Derivatives
10 62 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
11 60 (4.29%) Credit Derivative
12 47 (3.36%) Market Risk
13 46 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
14 43 (3.08%) Algorithms
15 38 (2.72%) Management Information System
16 36 (2.58%) Equity Derivative
17 35 (2.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 33 (2.36%) Mobile App
19 30 (2.15%) Virtual Team
20 29 (2.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 233 (16.68%) Linux
2 161 (11.52%) Unix
3 102 (7.30%) Windows
4 13 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.86%) Android
5 12 (0.86%) Solaris
6 9 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.36%) Fedora
8 5 (0.36%) SUSE
8 5 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.14%) CentOS
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (20.62%) Asset Management
3 194 (13.89%) Software Engineering
4 188 (13.46%) Investment Management
5 179 (12.81%) Mathematics
6 163 (11.67%) Multithreading
7 158 (11.31%) Low Latency
8 157 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
9 153 (10.95%) Risk Management
10 140 (10.02%) DevOps
11 135 (9.66%) Electronic Trading
12 129 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
13 121 (8.66%) TDD
14 115 (8.23%) Analytics
15 110 (7.87%) Algorithmic Trading
16 100 (7.16%) OO
17 95 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
18 92 (6.59%) Business Analysis
19 91 (6.51%) Microservices
20 84 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 598 (42.81%) SQL
2 465 (33.29%) Java
3 385 (27.56%) C#
4 292 (20.90%) Python
5 268 (19.18%) C++
6 116 (8.30%) JavaScript
7 95 (6.80%) Perl
8 83 (5.94%) Bash Shell
9 68 (4.87%) Java 8
9 68 (4.87%) Ruby
10 66 (4.72%) Korn
11 62 (4.44%) T-SQL
12 53 (3.79%) VBA
13 49 (3.51%) Bourne shell
13 49 (3.51%) Scala
14 46 (3.29%) PowerShell
15 41 (2.93%) R
16 36 (2.58%) PL/SQL
17 33 (2.36%) MATLAB
18 29 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 404 (28.92%) Degree
2 60 (4.29%) Numerate Degree
3 44 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (2.93%) Master's Degree
5 27 (1.93%) PhD
6 23 (1.65%) ISEB
7 6 (0.43%) CFA
8 5 (0.36%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.21%) CISSP
10 2 (0.14%) ACCA
10 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.14%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.14%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.072%) CCNP
11 1 (0.072%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.072%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.072%) MBA
11 1 (0.072%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.08%) QA
2 50 (3.58%) MiFID
3 19 (1.36%) EMIR
4 10 (0.72%) PMO
5 9 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.50%) FATCA
8 5 (0.36%) GDPR
8 5 (0.36%) SLA
9 3 (0.21%) Basel III
9 3 (0.21%) IFRS
9 3 (0.21%) SEPA
10 2 (0.14%) GCP
10 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.072%) Basel II
11 1 (0.072%) PSD2
System Software
1 51 (3.65%) Docker
2 17 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.72%) Terminal Server
4 9 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.50%) Automic
2 21 (1.50%) Dollar Universe
3 15 (1.07%) Terraform
4 14 (1.00%) Control-M
5 9 (0.64%) SCCM
6 7 (0.50%) Ansible
6 7 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.29%) Ganglia
10 3 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.14%) Puppet
12 1 (0.072%) Apache Shiro
12 1 (0.072%) Consul
12 1 (0.072%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.072%) Grafana
12 1 (0.072%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 148 (10.59%) Oracle
2 132 (9.45%) Calypso
3 108 (7.73%) Charles River
4 105 (7.52%) Bloomberg
5 104 (7.44%) FXall
6 94 (6.73%) SimCorp
7 69 (4.94%) Microsoft
8 68 (4.87%) Reuters
9 65 (4.65%) Tradeweb
10 60 (4.29%) Murex
11 52 (3.72%) MarketAxess
12 48 (3.44%) TIBCO
13 40 (2.86%) Sybase
14 24 (1.72%) Citrix
14 24 (1.72%) Google
15 22 (1.57%) StreamBase
16 19 (1.36%) Zend
17 17 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
18 15 (1.07%) Solace
19 14 (1.00%) Tableau