Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 393 341
Rank change year-on-year +114 -52 -44
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 2169 1570 2045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 0.79% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.87% 1.90% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 867 1194 1684
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £116,250 £111,250 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,250 £41,250
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.55% -8.33%

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 75584 82519 89404
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.78% 41.66% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 57618 67459 71200
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 +112 2165 £75,000 +7.14% 113
London +81 1959 £75,000 +3.45% 108
UK excluding London +38 209 £45,000 -4.76% 7
East of England +82 135 £25,000 -38.27%
South East +16 21 £45,000 -4.76% 4
Midlands +13 19 - - 1
North of England +9 17 £45,000 +100.00%
South West -2 14 £55,000 -35.29%
North West -29 12 £45,000 +100.00%
West Midlands +4 9 - -
East Midlands +12 8 - - 1
North East +32 5 - -
Scotland -7 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 1561 (71.97%) Finance
2 1290 (59.47%) Banking
3 1117 (51.50%) Investment Banking
4 931 (42.92%) Retail
5 884 (40.76%) Asset Management
6 874 (40.30%) Wealth Management
7 845 (38.96%) Retail Banking
8 747 (34.44%) Derivative
9 723 (33.33%) Java
10 708 (32.64%) Front Office
11 681 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
12 574 (26.46%) Equities
13 552 (25.45%) Fixed Income
14 504 (23.24%) SQL
15 434 (20.01%) Low Latency
16 411 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
17 388 (17.89%) Multithreading
18 367 (16.92%) Linux
19 358 (16.51%) SDLC
20 348 (16.04%) Analytics
21 328 (15.12%) Risk Management
22 311 (14.34%) Degree
23 298 (13.74%) C++
24 293 (13.51%) Electronic Trading
25 287 (13.23%) Project Management
26 247 (11.39%) C#
27 234 (10.79%) Business Analysis
28 230 (10.60%) Murex
29 224 (10.33%) FIX Protocol
30 207 (9.54%) Unix

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 91 (4.20%) Apache
2 72 (3.32%) Apache Spark
3 53 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 43 (1.98%) Confluence
5 33 (1.52%) DataSynapse
6 17 (0.78%) JBoss
7 16 (0.74%) CMS
7 16 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
7 16 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (0.60%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.55%) SAS
10 11 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.41%) nginx
12 8 (0.37%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.28%) WordPress
14 5 (0.23%) Jetty
15 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 143 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.092%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.092%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.092%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.046%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.046%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.046%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 59 (2.72%) ION MarketView
2 54 (2.49%) Actimize
3 14 (0.65%) MetaTrader
4 11 (0.51%) Pega PRPC
4 11 (0.51%) Unica
5 9 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 9 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.18%) Endur
8 4 (0.18%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.14%) Data Workbench
10 2 (0.092%) BondVision
10 2 (0.092%) Kondor
10 2 (0.092%) LatentZero
10 2 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.092%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.06%) Google Play
3 16 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 13 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
6 8 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (0.37%) GitHub
6 8 (0.37%) Silverpop
7 6 (0.28%) Bluemix
7 6 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.23%) iTunes
9 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.14%) Datadog
9 3 (0.14%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.14%) IaaS
9 3 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.97%) Firewall
2 18 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.60%) tcpdump
3 13 (0.60%) WAN
4 12 (0.55%) DNS
4 12 (0.55%) LAN
5 10 (0.46%) Multicast
6 9 (0.41%) SSH
7 8 (0.37%) SAN
7 8 (0.37%) VLAN
8 7 (0.32%) BGP
8 7 (0.32%) DHCP
8 7 (0.32%) SSL
8 7 (0.32%) VPN
9 6 (0.28%) EIGRP
9 6 (0.28%) IPsec
9 6 (0.28%) MPLS
9 6 (0.28%) OSPF
9 6 (0.28%) Wireless
9 6 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.23%) Big Data
3 67 (3.09%) Hadoop
4 65 (3.00%) Relational Database
5 50 (2.31%) MySQL
6 46 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 43 (1.98%) RDBMS
8 36 (1.66%) KDB
9 35 (1.61%) NoSQL
10 33 (1.52%) MongoDB
11 28 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (0.88%) Apache Hive
12 19 (0.88%) Impala
13 15 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.60%) Kdb+
14 13 (0.60%) Redis
15 12 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.51%) OLAP
17 10 (0.46%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 181 (8.34%) JIRA
2 85 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 66 (3.04%) Maven
4 59 (2.72%) Jenkins
5 51 (2.35%) TeamCity
6 41 (1.89%) Selenium
7 34 (1.57%) GCC
8 31 (1.43%) Subversion
9 29 (1.34%) HP UFT
10 22 (1.01%) Gradle
10 22 (1.01%) Visual Studio
11 21 (0.97%) JUnit
12 18 (0.83%) Gerrit
13 14 (0.65%) Xcode
14 12 (0.55%) GoogleTest
15 10 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (0.41%) Bugzilla
16 9 (0.41%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.41%) FitNesse
16 9 (0.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 1561 (71.97%) Finance
2 1290 (59.47%) Banking
3 1117 (51.50%) Investment Banking
4 931 (42.92%) Retail
5 845 (38.96%) Retail Banking
6 708 (32.64%) Front Office
7 93 (4.29%) Back Office
8 50 (2.31%) Marketing
9 49 (2.26%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.92%) Advertising
11 16 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
12 15 (0.69%) Private Banking
13 14 (0.65%) Legal
14 13 (0.60%) Publishing
15 11 (0.51%) Telecoms
16 6 (0.28%) International Banking
17 4 (0.18%) Billing
17 4 (0.18%) French Language
17 4 (0.18%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 882 (40.66%) Developer
2 501 (23.10%) Analyst
3 411 (18.95%) Java Developer
4 293 (13.51%) Business Analyst
5 163 (7.51%) Senior Developer
6 116 (5.35%) C# Developer
7 109 (5.03%) Support Analyst
8 106 (4.89%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 101 (4.66%) Quantitative Developer
10 87 (4.01%) C++ Developer
11 86 (3.96%) Project Manager
12 84 (3.87%) Credit Analyst
13 83 (3.83%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 75 (3.46%) Project Leader
15 70 (3.23%) FX Support Analyst
16 66 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
17 65 (3.00%) Market Data Developer
18 63 (2.90%) Consultant
19 58 (2.67%) Monitoring Analyst
19 58 (2.67%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (10.33%) FIX Protocol
2 108 (4.98%) .NET
3 106 (4.89%) HTML
4 93 (4.29%) AngularJS
5 89 (4.10%) REST
6 88 (4.06%) JSON
7 81 (3.73%) HTML5
8 78 (3.60%) Spring
9 75 (3.46%) XML
10 65 (3.00%) React
11 61 (2.81%) WPF
12 58 (2.67%) CSS
13 57 (2.63%) Web Services
14 55 (2.54%) Akka
15 45 (2.07%) Swing
16 41 (1.89%) J2SE
17 38 (1.75%) JMS
18 34 (1.57%) WCF
19 33 (1.52%) CORBA
19 33 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 747 (34.44%) Derivative
2 574 (26.46%) Equities
3 552 (25.45%) Fixed Income
4 411 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
5 181 (8.34%) Credit Risk
6 128 (5.90%) Computer Science
7 124 (5.72%) OTC Derivatives
8 100 (4.61%) Fintech
9 96 (4.43%) Market Risk
10 89 (4.10%) User Experience
11 75 (3.46%) Equity Derivative
12 74 (3.41%) Data Structures
12 74 (3.41%) Eurex
13 61 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
14 53 (2.44%) Algorithms
15 52 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
16 49 (2.26%) Credit Derivative
16 49 (2.26%) Management Information System
17 38 (1.75%) Hedge funds
17 38 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 367 (16.92%) Linux
2 207 (9.54%) Unix
3 155 (7.15%) Windows
4 41 (1.89%) Android
5 30 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.60%) Solaris
7 13 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.37%) CentOS
8 8 (0.37%) Debian
8 8 (0.37%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.14%) AIX
9 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.046%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.046%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 884 (40.76%) Asset Management
2 874 (40.30%) Wealth Management
3 681 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
4 434 (20.01%) Low Latency
5 388 (17.89%) Multithreading
6 358 (16.51%) SDLC
7 348 (16.04%) Analytics
8 328 (15.12%) Risk Management
9 293 (13.51%) Electronic Trading
10 287 (13.23%) Project Management
11 234 (10.79%) Business Analysis
12 189 (8.71%) Test Automation
13 171 (7.88%) TDD
14 164 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
15 157 (7.24%) Scrum
16 152 (7.01%) ITIL
17 141 (6.50%) Software Delivery
18 140 (6.45%) OO
19 134 (6.18%) Configuration Management
19 134 (6.18%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 723 (33.33%) Java
2 504 (23.24%) SQL
3 298 (13.74%) C++
4 247 (11.39%) C#
5 200 (9.22%) Python
6 132 (6.09%) JavaScript
7 66 (3.04%) Shell Script
8 64 (2.95%) C
9 62 (2.86%) VBA
10 50 (2.31%) Perl
11 34 (1.57%) Bash Shell
12 33 (1.52%) R
12 33 (1.52%) Scala
13 28 (1.29%) MATLAB
14 26 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.15%) T-SQL
16 21 (0.97%) PHP
17 19 (0.88%) Apple Swift
17 19 (0.88%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 311 (14.34%) Degree
2 55 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
4 31 (1.43%) Master's Degree
5 28 (1.29%) PhD
6 23 (1.06%) ISEB
7 11 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (0.32%) CISSP
10 6 (0.28%) ACCA
10 6 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.28%) HND
11 5 (0.23%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.23%) CCIE
11 5 (0.23%) CCNP
12 4 (0.18%) CISA
13 3 (0.14%) CIMA
13 3 (0.14%) CISM
13 3 (0.14%) HNC
13 3 (0.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (9.04%) QA
2 89 (4.10%) Basel III
3 58 (2.67%) MiFID
4 27 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.55%) EMIR
5 12 (0.55%) FATCA
6 8 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.32%) IFRS
7 7 (0.32%) PMO
7 7 (0.32%) SLA
8 3 (0.14%) GMP
9 2 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.092%) SEPA
10 1 (0.046%) FINRA
10 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.046%) UCITS
System Software
1 24 (1.11%) Docker
2 14 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.51%) Apache Flume
4 9 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.37%) HDFS
5 8 (0.37%) Varnish
6 4 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.14%) vSphere
8 2 (0.092%) ClearTrust
8 2 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.046%) LXC
9 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.046%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.046%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (2.03%) Puppet
2 27 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
3 22 (1.01%) Ansible
4 11 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.37%) Nmap
6 6 (0.28%) Nagios
7 5 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.23%) Kibana
7 5 (0.23%) logstash
7 5 (0.23%) Salt
8 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.18%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.18%) vMotion
9 3 (0.14%) Consul
9 3 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.14%) Graphite
9 3 (0.14%) Graylog
9 3 (0.14%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.14%) Terraform
10 2 (0.092%) SCCM
Vendors
1 230 (10.60%) Murex
2 160 (7.38%) Microsoft
3 146 (6.73%) Oracle
4 78 (3.60%) TIBCO
5 72 (3.32%) ION Trading
6 44 (2.03%) Bloomberg
7 41 (1.89%) Sybase
8 40 (1.84%) Google
9 39 (1.80%) Reuters
10 30 (1.38%) Splunk
11 28 (1.29%) IBM
12 27 (1.24%) SAP
13 25 (1.15%) Tableau
14 24 (1.11%) Adobe
15 21 (0.97%) StreamBase
16 20 (0.92%) Cisco
16 20 (0.92%) Citrix
17 18 (0.83%) Pega
18 16 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
19 15 (0.69%) Informatica