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

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 391 339
Rank change year-on-year +92 -52  
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 947 746 1006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 0.76% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.53% 1.84% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 425 582 840
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 £51,000 £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 37496 40573 44751
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.16% 41.23% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 29273 33282 35719
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 £28,250
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 28 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 28 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 +93 946 £80,000 +14.28% 128
London +59 857 £80,000 +6.66% 111
City of London -1 94 £85,000 +30.76% 22
East of England +37 58 £25,000 -38.27% 14
Bedfordshire +57 57 - - 14
Luton +33 57 - - 14
Surbiton - 12 - - 4
South East +20 8 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +23 6 - -
West Midlands +9 6 - - 1
Nottingham -1 6 - -
Nottinghamshire -1 6 - -
North West -35 6 £60,000 +169.66% 1
South West -8 5 - -
Dorset - 5 - -
Herefordshire - 5 - - 1
Cheshire - 5 £60,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 5 - -
West Sussex +8 3 £45,000 -25.00%
Knutsford - 3 £35,000 -
Surrey - 3 £45,000 -
Crawley - 2 £45,000 -
Hereford - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +16 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Bracknell +9 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Birmingham +2 1 - -
Manchester -34 1 - -
Thame - 1 £42,500 -
Gatwick - 1 £22,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 1011 (63.91%) Finance
2 730 (46.14%) Banking
3 564 (35.65%) Java
4 561 (35.46%) Investment Banking
5 543 (34.32%) Front Office
6 534 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
7 432 (27.31%) Derivative
8 378 (23.89%) Retail
9 377 (23.83%) Fixed Income
10 358 (22.63%) SQL
11 350 (22.12%) Equities
12 328 (20.73%) Asset Management
13 318 (20.10%) Wealth Management
14 306 (19.34%) Degree
14 306 (19.34%) Multithreading
15 298 (18.84%) Retail Banking
16 281 (17.76%) Low Latency
17 241 (15.23%) C#
18 228 (14.41%) Analytics
19 214 (13.53%) Linux
20 213 (13.46%) C++
21 210 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
22 200 (12.64%) Risk Management
23 194 (12.26%) Electronic Trading
24 177 (11.19%) Unix
25 174 (11.00%) QA
26 173 (10.94%) SDLC
27 171 (10.81%) Python
28 158 (9.99%) SQL Server
29 156 (9.86%) FIX Protocol

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 72 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 41 (2.59%) Apache
3 26 (1.64%) JBoss
3 26 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.07%) OpenStack
7 15 (0.95%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.82%) Confluence
10 12 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.70%) CMS
11 11 (0.70%) nginx
12 9 (0.57%) Jetty
13 8 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.44%) SAS
15 6 (0.38%) WordPress
16 5 (0.32%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.25%) Mule
17 4 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 69 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (1.45%) Photoshop
4 16 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.063%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.063%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 30 (1.90%) ION MarketView
2 23 (1.45%) Actimize
3 14 (0.88%) Pega PRPC
4 10 (0.63%) MetaTrader
5 7 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.38%) Unica
7 5 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.25%) Endur
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.19%) Data Workbench
9 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.13%) BondVision
10 2 (0.13%) LatentZero
10 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.13%) RMDS
11 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.063%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.20%) Google Play
3 16 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.63%) GitHub
5 8 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (0.38%) Bluemix
6 6 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (0.32%) Office 365
7 5 (0.32%) Silverpop
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.19%) Datadog
8 3 (0.19%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.19%) IaaS
8 3 (0.19%) iTunes
8 3 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.20%) DNS
3 18 (1.14%) Firewall
4 14 (0.88%) FIX Connectivity
4 14 (0.88%) Multicast
5 11 (0.70%) DHCP
5 11 (0.70%) LAN
6 10 (0.63%) SSH
7 8 (0.51%) tcpdump
7 8 (0.51%) VLAN
8 6 (0.38%) SAN
9 5 (0.32%) SSL
10 4 (0.25%) LDAP
10 4 (0.25%) Network Security
11 3 (0.19%) BGP
12 2 (0.13%) HTTP
12 2 (0.13%) Intranet
12 2 (0.13%) MPLS
12 2 (0.13%) OSPF
12 2 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.36%) Big Data
3 66 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 64 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 49 (3.10%) MySQL
6 46 (2.91%) NoSQL
7 42 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 39 (2.47%) MongoDB
9 36 (2.28%) Oracle Database
10 33 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 32 (2.02%) KDB
12 15 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.88%) Redis
14 13 (0.82%) Kdb+
14 13 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.76%) Apache Hive
15 12 (0.76%) Impala
15 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.70%) HBase
16 11 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 83 (5.25%) JIRA
2 67 (4.24%) Maven
3 61 (3.86%) Git (software)
4 52 (3.29%) Jenkins
5 46 (2.91%) Selenium
6 34 (2.15%) HP UFT
7 29 (1.83%) Gradle
7 29 (1.83%) Visual Studio
8 27 (1.71%) Subversion
9 24 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 19 (1.20%) JUnit
11 18 (1.14%) Gerrit
12 17 (1.07%) SpecFlow
13 16 (1.01%) FitNesse
13 16 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (0.88%) Ant
15 12 (0.76%) Xcode
16 9 (0.57%) Bugzilla
17 8 (0.51%) JMeter
17 8 (0.51%) Testopia
General
1 1011 (63.91%) Finance
2 730 (46.14%) Banking
3 561 (35.46%) Investment Banking
4 543 (34.32%) Front Office
5 378 (23.89%) Retail
6 298 (18.84%) Retail Banking
7 75 (4.74%) Back Office
8 47 (2.97%) Financial Institution
9 42 (2.65%) Marketing
10 16 (1.01%) Advertising
10 16 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
11 15 (0.95%) Private Banking
12 14 (0.88%) Telecoms
13 11 (0.70%) Publishing
14 7 (0.44%) Legal
15 5 (0.32%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.25%) Billing
16 4 (0.25%) Games
16 4 (0.25%) International Banking
17 3 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 698 (44.12%) Developer
2 367 (23.20%) Java Developer
3 336 (21.24%) Analyst
4 160 (10.11%) Business Analyst
5 127 (8.03%) Senior Developer
6 108 (6.83%) C# Developer
7 81 (5.12%) C++ Developer
8 75 (4.74%) Support Analyst
9 66 (4.17%) Quantitative Developer
10 55 (3.48%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
10 55 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
11 52 (3.29%) Consultant
11 52 (3.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 49 (3.10%) Applications Support
13 46 (2.91%) Project Leader
14 44 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
15 42 (2.65%) Credit Analyst
15 42 (2.65%) FX Support Analyst
15 42 (2.65%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 38 (2.40%) Core Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (9.86%) FIX Protocol
2 122 (7.71%) .NET
3 98 (6.19%) Spring
4 83 (5.25%) HTML
5 79 (4.99%) AngularJS
6 73 (4.61%) XML
7 60 (3.79%) JMS
8 58 (3.67%) Web Services
9 57 (3.60%) J2SE
10 56 (3.54%) WPF
11 53 (3.35%) HTML5
12 52 (3.29%) CSS
12 52 (3.29%) REST
13 51 (3.22%) Hibernate
14 49 (3.10%) ASP.NET
14 49 (3.10%) JSON
15 39 (2.47%) Swing
16 36 (2.28%) J2EE
16 36 (2.28%) React
17 33 (2.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 432 (27.31%) Derivative
2 377 (23.83%) Fixed Income
3 350 (22.12%) Equities
4 210 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
5 123 (7.77%) Computer Science
6 81 (5.12%) Fintech
6 81 (5.12%) User Experience
7 65 (4.11%) Credit Risk
8 56 (3.54%) OTC Derivatives
9 49 (3.10%) Algorithms
10 46 (2.91%) Data Structures
10 46 (2.91%) Hedge funds
11 44 (2.78%) Management Information System
12 42 (2.65%) Credit Derivative
13 41 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
14 40 (2.53%) Equity Derivative
14 40 (2.53%) Market Risk
15 31 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (1.39%) Virtual Team
17 16 (1.01%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 214 (13.53%) Linux
2 177 (11.19%) Unix
3 132 (8.34%) Windows
4 35 (2.21%) Android
5 29 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.63%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.57%) Debian
8 9 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.51%) CentOS
10 6 (0.38%) Solaris
11 3 (0.19%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.063%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (20.73%) Asset Management
3 318 (20.10%) Wealth Management
4 306 (19.34%) Multithreading
5 281 (17.76%) Low Latency
6 228 (14.41%) Analytics
7 200 (12.64%) Risk Management
8 194 (12.26%) Electronic Trading
9 173 (10.94%) SDLC
10 137 (8.66%) TDD
11 132 (8.34%) Scrum
12 131 (8.28%) OO
13 130 (8.22%) Project Management
14 125 (7.90%) Test Automation
15 121 (7.65%) E-Commerce
16 117 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
17 98 (6.19%) Business Analysis
18 93 (5.88%) Concurrent Programming
19 91 (5.75%) Configuration Management
20 90 (5.69%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 564 (35.65%) Java
2 358 (22.63%) SQL
3 241 (15.23%) C#
4 213 (13.46%) C++
5 171 (10.81%) Python
6 116 (7.33%) JavaScript
7 52 (3.29%) VBA
8 48 (3.03%) Perl
9 36 (2.28%) C
9 36 (2.28%) R
10 31 (1.96%) Scala
11 28 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 28 (1.77%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 26 (1.64%) MATLAB
13 22 (1.39%) PHP
14 19 (1.20%) Ruby
15 17 (1.07%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.95%) Apple Swift
16 15 (0.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 306 (19.34%) Degree
2 56 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (1.90%) Master's Degree
4 29 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
5 28 (1.77%) PhD
6 23 (1.45%) ISEB
7 10 (0.63%) HND
7 10 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.32%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.25%) ACCA
10 4 (0.25%) CISA
10 4 (0.25%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.25%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.19%) CFA
11 3 (0.19%) CISM
11 3 (0.19%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (11.00%) QA
2 64 (4.05%) MiFID
3 24 (1.52%) Basel III
4 21 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.07%) EMIR
6 15 (0.95%) SLA
7 14 (0.88%) FATCA
8 12 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.44%) PMO
10 4 (0.25%) IFRS
10 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.13%) SEPA
12 1 (0.063%) GMP
12 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.07%) Docker
3 9 (0.57%) HDFS
4 8 (0.51%) Varnish
5 7 (0.44%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.32%) vSphere
7 3 (0.19%) NFS
7 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.13%) ClearTrust
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.063%) LXC
9 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.063%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (2.84%) Puppet
2 29 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
3 24 (1.52%) Ansible
4 16 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.57%) Kibana
5 9 (0.57%) logstash
5 9 (0.57%) Salt
6 8 (0.51%) Nmap
7 6 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.38%) 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%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 133 (8.41%) Murex
2 132 (8.34%) Oracle
3 88 (5.56%) TIBCO
4 85 (5.37%) Microsoft
5 47 (2.97%) Bloomberg
6 46 (2.91%) ION Trading
7 39 (2.47%) Reuters
8 35 (2.21%) IBM
9 34 (2.15%) Google
10 30 (1.90%) Sybase
11 26 (1.64%) Adobe
12 23 (1.45%) StreamBase
13 21 (1.33%) SAP
14 20 (1.26%) Splunk
15 19 (1.20%) Pega
15 19 (1.20%) Tableau
16 16 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
17 15 (0.95%) Red Hat
18 14 (0.88%) Cisco
18 14 (0.88%) Citrix
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £105000 per annum + 2 Days Remote Working + 15% Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Empiric
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus (10-15%) + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £75000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus, Pens, Health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + beenfits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum plus bonus & bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 40% night shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £115000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 7 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago