Period
to 22 January 2022

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 421 327 358
Rank change year-on-year -94 +31 +22
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 956 603 1,116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.95% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 2.68% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 815 544 966
10th Percentile £67,500 £58,250 £56,250
25th Percentile £82,750 £75,000 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £107,500 £95,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% +24.14%
75th Percentile £135,000 £125,000 £122,500
90th Percentile £150,000 £138,375 £142,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -19.23% +18.18%

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 52,614 22,465 44,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.83% 35.40% 35.01%
Number of salaries quoted 30,428 17,697 34,433
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.38% +3.33%

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 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 14 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 2022. 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
Jobs
England -78 923 £110,000 +15.79% 133
London -80 899 £110,000 +15.79% 128
Work from Home -62 223 £115,000 +21.05% 17
UK excluding London -163 36 £52,500 - 8
Midlands - 9 £52,000 - 3
North West - 7 £90,000 -
East Midlands - 7 £52,000 - 3
North of England - 7 £90,000 -
Channel Islands - 6 £50,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -26 4 £87,500 +25.00% 1
East of England -90 4 £52,500 +101.92%
Scotland -63 3 £51,250 - 1
South East -104 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £73,750 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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).

1 682 (71.34%) Finance
2 509 (53.24%) Equities
3 467 (48.85%) Front Office
4 449 (46.97%) Software Engineering
5 420 (43.93%) Fixed Income
6 416 (43.51%) Python
7 394 (41.21%) Java
7 394 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
8 383 (40.06%) JavaScript
9 367 (38.39%) React
10 353 (36.92%) AWS
11 327 (34.21%) Derivative
12 323 (33.79%) Hedge funds
13 318 (33.26%) Asset Management
14 301 (31.49%) TypeScript
15 260 (27.20%) CI/CD
16 254 (26.57%) Full Stack Development
17 247 (25.84%) Investment Management
18 242 (25.31%) SQL
19 241 (25.21%) Banking
20 207 (21.65%) Analytics
21 206 (21.55%) Azure
22 195 (20.40%) C#
23 183 (19.14%) Front End Development
24 173 (18.10%) AngularJS
25 171 (17.89%) Docker
26 167 (17.47%) GCP
27 162 (16.95%) Greenfield Project
28 148 (15.48%) User Experience
29 147 (15.38%) C++

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 68 (7.11%) Apache
2 12 (1.26%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.26%) Jetty
3 8 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.73%) Confluence
5 6 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.10%) Appian
8 1 (0.10%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
1 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 353 (36.92%) AWS
2 206 (21.55%) Azure
3 167 (17.47%) GCP
4 75 (7.85%) Amazon EC2
4 75 (7.85%) Serverless
5 72 (7.53%) Amazon S3
6 71 (7.43%) AWS Lambda
7 22 (2.30%) Power Platform
8 21 (2.20%) npm
8 21 (2.20%) Yarn
9 16 (1.67%) GitHub
10 13 (1.36%) OpenShift
11 12 (1.26%) Microsoft 365
12 9 (0.94%) SaaS
13 8 (0.84%) PowerApps
14 7 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.63%) PaaS
16 5 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.52%) IaaS
17 4 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.26%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.15%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (0.63%) Multicast
4 5 (0.52%) Telnet
4 5 (0.52%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.31%) Firewall
5 3 (0.31%) LAN
6 2 (0.21%) HTTP
6 2 (0.21%) Internet
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.10%) VPN
7 1 (0.10%) WAN
7 1 (0.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 68 (7.11%) Apache Ignite
2 42 (4.39%) SQL Server
3 26 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (1.88%) Power BI
6 16 (1.67%) MySQL
7 15 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.05%) Data Mart
10 10 (1.05%) KDB
11 8 (0.84%) Flink
11 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2017
11 8 (0.84%) SSDT
11 8 (0.84%) Tableau
12 7 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.73%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 67 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 44 (4.60%) Maven
3 37 (3.87%) Jenkins
4 34 (3.56%) JIRA
5 27 (2.82%) JUnit
5 27 (2.82%) webpack
6 24 (2.51%) TeamCity
7 22 (2.30%) Bitbucket
8 21 (2.20%) IntelliJ
9 17 (1.78%) Cucumber
9 17 (1.78%) Gradle
10 15 (1.57%) Browser DevTools
10 15 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (1.57%) Storybook
11 14 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (1.26%) Ant
12 12 (1.26%) Apache Ivy
12 12 (1.26%) Concordion
12 12 (1.26%) GitLab
12 12 (1.26%) Mockito
General
1 682 (71.34%) Finance
2 467 (48.85%) Front Office
3 241 (25.21%) Banking
4 119 (12.45%) Social Skills
5 99 (10.36%) Investment Banking
6 47 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (3.66%) Advertising
8 20 (2.09%) Back Office
8 20 (2.09%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 11 (1.15%) Games
11 10 (1.05%) Marketing
12 8 (0.84%) Retail
13 7 (0.73%) International Banking
14 4 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.42%) Law
14 4 (0.42%) Legal
15 3 (0.31%) French Language
15 3 (0.31%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.31%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 573 (59.94%) Developer
2 281 (29.39%) Software Engineer
3 250 (26.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 140 (14.64%) Java Developer
5 127 (13.28%) React Developer
6 122 (12.76%) AWS Developer
7 118 (12.34%) Python Developer
8 115 (12.03%) Senior Developer
9 111 (11.61%) AWS Engineer
10 97 (10.15%) Python Engineer
11 94 (9.83%) AWS Software Engineer
12 90 (9.41%) Lead Developer
12 90 (9.41%) Python Software Engineer
13 82 (8.58%) UI Developer
14 77 (8.05%) Software Manager
14 77 (8.05%) UI Engineer
15 76 (7.95%) Lead Software Developer
15 76 (7.95%) Lead Software Engineer
15 76 (7.95%) Software Asset Manager
16 67 (7.01%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (38.39%) React
2 173 (18.10%) AngularJS
3 138 (14.44%) .NET
4 105 (10.98%) Vue.js
5 103 (10.77%) Node.js
6 88 (9.21%) .NET Core
7 87 (9.10%) FIX Protocol
8 83 (8.68%) ASP.NET
9 82 (8.58%) HTML
10 71 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 57 (5.96%) HTML5
12 50 (5.23%) ASP.NET Core
13 46 (4.81%) CSS
13 46 (4.81%) gRPC
14 42 (4.39%) Protocol Buffers
15 39 (4.08%) REST
16 37 (3.87%) Kafka
17 34 (3.56%) CSS3
17 34 (3.56%) Redux
17 34 (3.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 509 (53.24%) Equities
2 420 (43.93%) Fixed Income
3 327 (34.21%) Derivative
4 323 (33.79%) Hedge funds
5 162 (16.95%) Greenfield Project
6 148 (15.48%) User Experience
7 78 (8.16%) Credit Derivative
8 38 (3.97%) Algorithms
9 37 (3.87%) Virtual Team
10 29 (3.03%) Data Structures
11 24 (2.51%) Market Risk
12 19 (1.99%) Exotic Derivative
13 17 (1.78%) Credit Risk
14 16 (1.67%) Data Centre
15 13 (1.36%) Cloud Native
15 13 (1.36%) SWIFT
16 12 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
17 11 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
17 11 (1.15%) Management Information System
18 10 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 85 (8.89%) Linux
2 54 (5.65%) Unix
3 18 (1.88%) Windows
4 6 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (46.97%) Software Engineering
2 394 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
3 318 (33.26%) Asset Management
4 260 (27.20%) CI/CD
5 254 (26.57%) Full Stack Development
6 247 (25.84%) Investment Management
7 207 (21.65%) Analytics
8 183 (19.14%) Front End Development
9 144 (15.06%) Fintech
10 136 (14.23%) Microservices
11 130 (13.60%) UX Design
12 127 (13.28%) DevOps
13 112 (11.72%) Portfolio Management
14 106 (11.09%) Computer Science
15 100 (10.46%) Low Latency
16 93 (9.73%) Cryptocurrency
17 90 (9.41%) Mathematics
18 87 (9.10%) Electronic Trading
19 83 (8.68%) SDLC
20 70 (7.32%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 416 (43.51%) Python
2 394 (41.21%) Java
3 383 (40.06%) JavaScript
4 301 (31.49%) TypeScript
5 242 (25.31%) SQL
6 195 (20.40%) C#
7 147 (15.38%) C++
8 84 (8.79%) Scala
9 81 (8.47%) Kotlin
10 68 (7.11%) Clojure
11 41 (4.29%) C
12 35 (3.66%) R
13 31 (3.24%) Shell Script
14 21 (2.20%) ES6
15 15 (1.57%) Bash
16 14 (1.46%) Go
16 14 (1.46%) MATLAB
17 11 (1.15%) F#
17 11 (1.15%) Rust
18 10 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (10.67%) Degree
2 39 (4.08%) PhD
3 36 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.99%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.52%) CHECK Team Member
5 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.31%) ACCA
7 3 (0.31%) CIMA
8 2 (0.21%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.10%) PMP
9 1 (0.10%) RHCA
9 1 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (9.41%) QA
2 21 (2.20%) EMIR
3 20 (2.09%) MiFID
4 19 (1.99%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.31%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.21%) PSD2
6 2 (0.21%) SLA
7 1 (0.10%) IFRS
7 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 171 (17.89%) Docker
2 5 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.10%) HDFS
3 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 135 (14.12%) Terraform
2 124 (12.97%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.67%) Ansible
4 2 (0.21%) Check_MK
4 2 (0.21%) Puppet
4 2 (0.21%) SCCM
5 1 (0.10%) Control-M
5 1 (0.10%) Grafana
5 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.10%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 46 (4.81%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.08%) BISAM
3 35 (3.66%) Murex
4 34 (3.56%) Bloomberg
5 28 (2.93%) Oracle
6 13 (1.36%) Tradeweb
7 9 (0.94%) MarketAxess
8 7 (0.73%) Charles River
8 7 (0.73%) IBM
8 7 (0.73%) Sun
9 6 (0.63%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.63%) Splunk
10 5 (0.52%) Dynatrace
10 5 (0.52%) Fidessa
10 5 (0.52%) ION Trading
10 5 (0.52%) Portware
10 5 (0.52%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.52%) Trayport
11 4 (0.42%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.42%) Databricks