Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 312 351 361
Rank change year-on-year +39 +10 -18
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 600 1,105 1,308
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.88% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.49% 2.29% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 592 985 1,062
Median annual salary £95,000 £90,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £57,750 £56,250 £45,750
90th Percentile £138,750 £142,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -19.23% +18.18% +18.92%

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 24,061 48,263 59,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.49% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18,789 37,483 46,262
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX).

Salary trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 9 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 18 January 2021. 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 +29 595 £95,000 +5.56% 82
London +38 592 £95,000 +5.56% 82
Work from Home -21 61 £95,000 -5.00% 5
UK excluding London +181 5 £52,500 -19.23%
South East +161 1 £52,500 -19.23%
East of England +100 1 £26,000 -60.00%
South West +61 1 - -
Scotland +40 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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).

1 432 (72.00%) Finance
2 377 (62.83%) Front Office
3 345 (57.50%) Equities
4 340 (56.67%) Fixed Income
5 339 (56.50%) Java
6 298 (49.67%) Python
7 293 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
8 273 (45.50%) Derivative
9 259 (43.17%) Hedge funds
10 252 (42.00%) Software Engineering
11 246 (41.00%) AWS
12 241 (40.17%) Asset Management
13 234 (39.00%) JavaScript
14 216 (36.00%) Web Services
15 208 (34.67%) React
16 201 (33.50%) AngularJS
17 177 (29.50%) SQL
18 176 (29.33%) Banking
19 151 (25.17%) Vue.js
20 147 (24.50%) Investment Management
21 143 (23.83%) C#
22 124 (20.67%) Kotlin
22 124 (20.67%) TypeScript
23 120 (20.00%) Investment Banking
24 119 (19.83%) Fintech
25 106 (17.67%) Serverless
26 105 (17.50%) .NET
27 104 (17.33%) AWS Lambda
28 100 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
29 99 (16.50%) Amazon EC2

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 37 (6.17%) Apache
2 12 (2.00%) Confluence
3 7 (1.17%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.67%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
2 13 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) Figma
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Markit EDM
2 12 (2.00%) SimCorp Dimension
3 7 (1.17%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.33%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 246 (41.00%) AWS
2 106 (17.67%) Serverless
3 104 (17.33%) AWS Lambda
4 99 (16.50%) Amazon EC2
4 99 (16.50%) Amazon S3
5 53 (8.83%) Azure
6 35 (5.83%) GCP
7 10 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (0.83%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.67%) npm
10 4 (0.67%) SaaS
11 3 (0.50%) Trello
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.33%) Office 365
12 2 (0.33%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.17%) CHAP
1 1 (0.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 32 (5.33%) Apache Ignite
3 21 (3.50%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 11 (1.83%) KDB
5 11 (1.83%) Redis
6 8 (1.33%) Data Lake
7 7 (1.17%) Big Data
8 6 (1.00%) DB2
9 5 (0.83%) Data Mart
9 5 (0.83%) Hazelcast
9 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.83%) Tableau
10 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.50%) Berkeley DB
11 3 (0.50%) MySQL
11 3 (0.50%) Power BI
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.33%) Flink
Development Applications
1 25 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.50%) JIRA
3 18 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.17%) GitLab
5 12 (2.00%) Maven
6 9 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.33%) Mocha
8 6 (1.00%) Ant
8 6 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.83%) webpack
10 4 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.67%) ReSharper
11 3 (0.50%) JMeter
11 3 (0.50%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.50%) Robot Framework
11 3 (0.50%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.17%) Moq
12 1 (0.17%) NSubstitute
12 1 (0.17%) SonarQube
General
1 432 (72.00%) Finance
2 377 (62.83%) Front Office
3 176 (29.33%) Banking
4 120 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.33%) Back Office
6 15 (2.50%) Advertising
7 14 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.67%) French Language
9 7 (1.17%) Retail
10 5 (0.83%) Games
11 2 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 393 (65.50%) Developer
2 185 (30.83%) Software Engineer
3 159 (26.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 109 (18.17%) Python Developer
5 105 (17.50%) Java Developer
6 98 (16.33%) Python Engineer
7 86 (14.33%) Python Software Engineer
8 83 (13.83%) JavaScript Developer
9 59 (9.83%) JavaScript Engineer
10 50 (8.33%) Analyst
11 49 (8.17%) Lead Developer
12 45 (7.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 43 (7.17%) Senior Developer
14 40 (6.67%) .NET Developer
15 39 (6.50%) Lead Software Developer
15 39 (6.50%) React Developer
16 37 (6.17%) Lead Software Engineer
16 37 (6.17%) Quantitative Developer
17 36 (6.00%) Software Manager
18 35 (5.83%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (36.00%) Web Services
2 208 (34.67%) React
3 201 (33.50%) AngularJS
4 151 (25.17%) Vue.js
5 105 (17.50%) .NET
6 71 (11.83%) .NET Core
7 56 (9.33%) Node.js
8 41 (6.83%) ASP.NET
9 37 (6.17%) ASP.NET Core
10 28 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (4.67%) HTML
11 24 (4.00%) Spring
12 22 (3.67%) Kafka
13 18 (3.00%) FIX Protocol
13 18 (3.00%) Redux
14 16 (2.67%) CSS
14 16 (2.67%) Spring Boot
15 15 (2.50%) REST
16 13 (2.17%) Java EE
17 11 (1.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 345 (57.50%) Equities
2 340 (56.67%) Fixed Income
3 273 (45.50%) Derivative
4 259 (43.17%) Hedge funds
5 36 (6.00%) Credit Derivative
5 36 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (5.50%) Market Risk
7 33 (5.50%) User Experience
8 21 (3.50%) Reference Data
9 19 (3.17%) Algorithms
10 17 (2.83%) Blog
10 17 (2.83%) Data Structures
10 17 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (2.00%) Exotic Derivative
11 12 (2.00%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.17%) Credit Risk
13 7 (1.17%) SWIFT
14 6 (1.00%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.17%) Linux
2 17 (2.83%) Unix
3 10 (1.67%) Windows
4 4 (0.67%) Android
4 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (42.00%) Software Engineering
3 241 (40.17%) Asset Management
4 147 (24.50%) Investment Management
5 119 (19.83%) Fintech
6 87 (14.50%) Low Latency
7 82 (13.67%) Electronic Trading
8 80 (13.33%) Analytics
9 78 (13.00%) Multithreading
10 63 (10.50%) Machine Learning
11 54 (9.00%) Artificial Intelligence
11 54 (9.00%) Microservices
11 54 (9.00%) Portfolio Management
12 45 (7.50%) Risk Management
13 43 (7.17%) Computer Science
14 41 (6.83%) Migration
15 40 (6.67%) SDLC
16 38 (6.33%) Mathematics
17 31 (5.17%) Market Making
17 31 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 339 (56.50%) Java
2 298 (49.67%) Python
3 234 (39.00%) JavaScript
4 177 (29.50%) SQL
5 143 (23.83%) C#
6 124 (20.67%) Kotlin
6 124 (20.67%) TypeScript
7 88 (14.67%) C++
8 51 (8.50%) Scala
9 32 (5.33%) Clojure
10 29 (4.83%) Java 8
11 10 (1.67%) PHP
12 9 (1.50%) Perl
13 8 (1.33%) C
13 8 (1.33%) Erlang
14 7 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.00%) ES6
16 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (8.67%) Degree
2 19 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.33%) Master's Degree
4 13 (2.17%) PhD
5 5 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.67%) ISEB
6 4 (0.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.83%) QA
2 14 (2.33%) MiFID
3 13 (2.17%) EMIR
4 12 (2.00%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.50%) PSD2
6 2 (0.33%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 26 (4.33%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.33%) Terraform
3 8 (1.33%) Grafana
4 3 (0.50%) Graphite
4 3 (0.50%) Kibana
5 2 (0.33%) Puppet
6 1 (0.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (2.50%) Calypso
1 15 (2.50%) Google
1 15 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.17%) GoldenSource
2 13 (2.17%) Murex
3 12 (2.00%) Charles River
3 12 (2.00%) Oracle
3 12 (2.00%) SimCorp
3 12 (2.00%) TIBCO
4 11 (1.83%) Bloomberg
4 11 (1.83%) Solace
5 9 (1.50%) IBM
6 6 (1.00%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.00%) Sophis
6 6 (1.00%) Splunk
7 4 (0.67%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.67%) Reuters
8 3 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.50%) Sun
8 3 (0.50%) VMware