Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 360 379 293
Rank change year-on-year +19 -86 +122
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,122 1,301 2,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.82% 1.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.18% 2.06% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 976 1,047 887
UK median annual salary £90,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £142,500 £112,500 £116,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +27.78% -24.37%

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 51,499 63,279 71,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.69% 39.67% 39.74%
Number of salaries quoted 39,302 48,279 53,548
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,405 £27,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 12 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 12 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 12 December 2019. 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 +25 1,119 £90,000 +20.00% 113
London +14 1,077 £90,000 +20.00% 100
UK excluding London +41 43 £65,000 +13.04% 14
East of England +79 18 £65,000 +44.44% 4
South West +25 14 £65,000 +18.18%
South East +39 7 £65,000 -11.86% 4
North of England +45 3 £72,500 +190.00% 1
North East - 2 - -
North West +21 1 £72,500 +190.00% 1
Scotland -1 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 4
Midlands - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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).

1 817 (72.82%) Finance
2 682 (60.78%) Front Office
3 631 (56.24%) Fixed Income
4 626 (55.79%) Equities
5 605 (53.92%) Java
6 594 (52.94%) Derivative
7 513 (45.72%) Agile Software Development
8 488 (43.49%) Asset Management
9 419 (37.34%) Software Engineering
10 407 (36.27%) Python
11 375 (33.42%) SQL
12 342 (30.48%) AWS
13 340 (30.30%) Web Services
14 315 (28.07%) Hedge funds
15 305 (27.18%) Banking
16 269 (23.98%) Investment Management
17 259 (23.08%) J2EE
18 256 (22.82%) JavaScript
19 237 (21.12%) Analytics
20 223 (19.88%) C#
21 215 (19.16%) Microservices
22 193 (17.20%) R
23 186 (16.58%) Business Analysis
24 177 (15.78%) Investment Banking
25 168 (14.97%) thinkFolio
26 158 (14.08%) Charles River
27 149 (13.28%) Quantitative Analysis
28 138 (12.30%) C++
29 137 (12.21%) SimCorp
30 136 (12.12%) SQL Server

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 50 (4.46%) Oracle Workflow
2 46 (4.10%) Apache
3 24 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 22 (1.96%) JBoss
5 8 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.62%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.27%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.18%) Confluence
8 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.089%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.089%) IIS
9 1 (0.089%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.089%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.36%) InVision
4 4 (0.36%) Sketch
5 3 (0.27%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.27%) Houdini
5 3 (0.27%) Maya
5 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.27%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.089%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 168 (14.97%) thinkFolio
2 108 (9.63%) Front Arena
3 104 (9.27%) Markit EDM
4 30 (2.67%) LatentZero
5 28 (2.50%) FINCAD Analytics
6 6 (0.53%) MetaTrader
7 5 (0.45%) PolarLake
8 2 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.18%) Endur
8 2 (0.18%) Summit
9 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.089%) Orchestrade
9 1 (0.089%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.089%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.089%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.089%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 342 (30.48%) AWS
2 114 (10.16%) Azure
3 107 (9.54%) GCP
4 69 (6.15%) Amazon SQS
5 64 (5.70%) Amazon S3
6 54 (4.81%) Serverless
7 53 (4.72%) SaaS
8 50 (4.46%) AWS Lambda
9 33 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
10 28 (2.50%) AWS Fargate
11 27 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (2.05%) Power Platform
13 11 (0.98%) AWS Step Functions
14 5 (0.45%) GitHub
15 4 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.36%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
17 1 (0.089%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.71%) LAN
1 8 (0.71%) WAN
2 4 (0.36%) RIP
2 4 (0.36%) WinSCP
3 3 (0.27%) Firewall
3 3 (0.27%) VPN
4 2 (0.18%) BGP
4 2 (0.18%) DNS
4 2 (0.18%) FTP
4 2 (0.18%) MPLS
4 2 (0.18%) Multicast
4 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.089%) DHCP
5 1 (0.089%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.089%) Internet
5 1 (0.089%) Intranet
5 1 (0.089%) OSPF
5 1 (0.089%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.089%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.089%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.79%) Amazon Athena
3 45 (4.01%) Relational Database
4 44 (3.92%) RDBMS
5 42 (3.74%) NoSQL
6 39 (3.48%) Big Data
7 36 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
8 33 (2.94%) Amazon Aurora
8 33 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (2.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 25 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (2.05%) Power BI
12 22 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
12 22 (1.96%) GIS
12 22 (1.96%) JasperReports
13 12 (1.07%) DB2
14 8 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.71%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.53%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 113 (10.07%) RStudio
2 71 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 34 (3.03%) JIRA
4 32 (2.85%) Maven
5 30 (2.67%) JUnit
6 26 (2.32%) TeamCity
7 25 (2.23%) Ant
8 22 (1.96%) GitLab
8 22 (1.96%) Hudson
9 20 (1.78%) ClearQuest
9 20 (1.78%) CruiseControl
9 20 (1.78%) FishEye
9 20 (1.78%) Git (software)
10 12 (1.07%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.53%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.36%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.36%) Gradle
14 4 (0.36%) YourKit
General
1 817 (72.82%) Finance
2 682 (60.78%) Front Office
3 305 (27.18%) Banking
4 177 (15.78%) Investment Banking
5 77 (6.86%) French Language
6 75 (6.68%) German Language
7 74 (6.60%) Italian Language
7 74 (6.60%) Spanish Language
8 50 (4.46%) Dutch Language
9 38 (3.39%) Back Office
10 17 (1.52%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.07%) Legal
11 12 (1.07%) Retail
12 11 (0.98%) Advertising
13 5 (0.45%) Marketing
13 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.45%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.36%) Games
15 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 531 (47.33%) Developer
2 284 (25.31%) Java Developer
3 156 (13.90%) Senior Developer
4 137 (12.21%) Software Engineer
5 125 (11.14%) Analyst
6 115 (10.25%) Quantitative Developer
7 104 (9.27%) Senior Java Developer
8 95 (8.47%) Python Developer
9 94 (8.38%) Front Office Developer
10 80 (7.13%) Java Engineer
11 77 (6.86%) Business Analyst
12 73 (6.51%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 69 (6.15%) Java Software Engineer
14 67 (5.97%) C# Developer
15 63 (5.61%) Finance Manager
16 58 (5.17%) Senior Quantitative Developer
17 57 (5.08%) J2EE Developer
17 57 (5.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 54 (4.81%) Architect
18 54 (4.81%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (30.30%) Web Services
2 259 (23.08%) J2EE
3 115 (10.25%) AngularJS
4 108 (9.63%) React
5 85 (7.58%) FIX Protocol
6 84 (7.49%) .NET
7 68 (6.06%) XML
8 59 (5.26%) Node.js
9 55 (4.90%) J2SE
10 52 (4.63%) Vue.js
11 43 (3.83%) Spring
12 42 (3.74%) Pandas
13 41 (3.65%) HTML
14 39 (3.48%) CSS
14 39 (3.48%) NumPy
14 39 (3.48%) SciPy
15 38 (3.39%) JSON
16 31 (2.76%) REST
17 28 (2.50%) JMS
17 28 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 631 (56.24%) Fixed Income
2 626 (55.79%) Equities
3 594 (52.94%) Derivative
4 315 (28.07%) Hedge funds
5 78 (6.95%) Greenfield Project
6 75 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
7 72 (6.42%) Algorithms
8 58 (5.17%) Reference Data
9 55 (4.90%) Equity Derivative
10 44 (3.92%) Data Structures
11 34 (3.03%) Credit Risk
12 32 (2.85%) Blog
13 20 (1.78%) Credit Derivative
13 20 (1.78%) Market Risk
14 16 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
15 15 (1.34%) Exotic Derivative
16 12 (1.07%) OTC Derivatives
17 11 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
18 10 (0.89%) User Experience
19 9 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (4.81%) Linux
2 43 (3.83%) Unix
3 27 (2.41%) Windows
4 4 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.089%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.089%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (45.72%) Agile Software Development
2 488 (43.49%) Asset Management
3 419 (37.34%) Software Engineering
4 269 (23.98%) Investment Management
5 237 (21.12%) Analytics
6 215 (19.16%) Microservices
7 186 (16.58%) Business Analysis
8 149 (13.28%) Quantitative Analysis
9 120 (10.70%) Mentoring
10 109 (9.71%) Low Latency
11 108 (9.63%) Decision-Making
12 100 (8.91%) DevOps
13 96 (8.56%) Computer Science
14 90 (8.02%) Fintech
15 85 (7.58%) Scrum
16 84 (7.49%) Multithreading
17 83 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 81 (7.22%) TDD
19 77 (6.86%) Electronic Trading
20 68 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 605 (53.92%) Java
2 407 (36.27%) Python
3 375 (33.42%) SQL
4 256 (22.82%) JavaScript
5 223 (19.88%) C#
6 193 (17.20%) R
7 138 (12.30%) C++
8 55 (4.90%) Java 8
9 47 (4.19%) Perl
10 36 (3.21%) MATLAB
11 35 (3.12%) Bash Shell
12 26 (2.32%) Kotlin
13 25 (2.23%) C
13 25 (2.23%) Ruby
14 24 (2.14%) Bourne shell
14 24 (2.14%) Korn
15 16 (1.43%) VBA
16 11 (0.98%) Haskell
17 10 (0.89%) PHP
17 10 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 126 (11.23%) Degree
2 27 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.25%) PhD
4 13 (1.16%) Master's Degree
5 10 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.45%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.36%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.18%) CCNP
8 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.089%) CCIE
9 1 (0.089%) FFIEC
9 1 (0.089%) ISEB
9 1 (0.089%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.089%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.23%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.78%) QA
3 19 (1.69%) MiFID
4 18 (1.60%) EMIR
5 14 (1.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.53%) IFRS
6 6 (0.53%) PMO
7 5 (0.45%) SLA
8 3 (0.27%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.27%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.27%) NIST
8 3 (0.27%) PSD2
9 2 (0.18%) SEPA
10 1 (0.089%) Basel II
10 1 (0.089%) FATCA
10 1 (0.089%) GDPR
10 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (4.19%) Docker
2 23 (2.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.16%) Ansible
2 13 (1.16%) Terraform
3 4 (0.36%) Control-M
3 4 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.089%) Automic
4 1 (0.089%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.089%) Rancher
Vendors
1 158 (14.08%) Charles River
2 137 (12.21%) SimCorp
3 112 (9.98%) Calypso
4 107 (9.54%) Oracle
5 79 (7.04%) Bloomberg
6 78 (6.95%) Google
7 57 (5.08%) ION Trading
8 41 (3.65%) Murex
9 40 (3.57%) Eze Castle Integration
10 35 (3.12%) Fidessa
11 31 (2.76%) Microsoft
12 27 (2.41%) Eze Software Group
13 24 (2.14%) FIS
13 24 (2.14%) Linedata
14 23 (2.05%) Reuters
14 23 (2.05%) Tradeweb
15 22 (1.96%) Adobe
15 22 (1.96%) MarketAxess
16 21 (1.87%) FXall
17 20 (1.78%) Atlassian