Period
to 30 September 2020

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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 264 403 389
Rank change year-on-year +139 -14 -119
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 558 1,041 1,359
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.75% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.98% 1.92% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 543 900 1,128
Median annual salary £105,000 £85,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +17.24% -4.92%
10th Percentile £65,250 £53,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £140,000 £130,250 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £65,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year -26.92% +10.17% +31.11%

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 18,733 54,154 64,851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 38.86% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14,903 40,676 49,676
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,375 £28,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,314 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.36% - +5.88%

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 30 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 8 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 30 September 2020. 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 +131 556 £106,250 +25.00% 87
London +74 554 £106,250 +23.19% 84
Work from Home +69 37 £105,000 +2.44% 6
UK excluding London +294 4 £47,500 -26.92% 3
Scotland +103 2 £47,500 -
North of England +191 1 - - 2
North West +124 1 - - 2
South West +119 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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).

1 446 (79.93%) Finance
2 363 (65.05%) Front Office
3 347 (62.19%) Fixed Income
4 333 (59.68%) Equities
5 317 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
6 295 (52.87%) Java
7 294 (52.69%) AWS
8 290 (51.97%) Hedge funds
9 283 (50.72%) Derivative
10 263 (47.13%) Python
11 262 (46.95%) Web Services
12 247 (44.27%) Software Engineering
13 241 (43.19%) Asset Management
14 217 (38.89%) JavaScript
15 207 (37.10%) AngularJS
16 205 (36.74%) React
17 180 (32.26%) Investment Management
18 173 (31.00%) Vue.js
19 159 (28.49%) Banking
20 152 (27.24%) SQL
21 131 (23.48%) C#
22 126 (22.58%) Fintech
23 118 (21.15%) Investment Banking
24 102 (18.28%) .NET
25 94 (16.85%) Kotlin
26 90 (16.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
27 84 (15.05%) Serverless
28 81 (14.52%) AWS Lambda
28 81 (14.52%) Amazon EC2
28 81 (14.52%) Amazon S3

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 11 (1.97%) Apache
2 10 (1.79%) IIS
3 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.54%) Confluence
4 3 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.18%) CMS
5 1 (0.18%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.18%) InVision
Business Applications
1 47 (8.42%) Markit EDM
2 46 (8.24%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.72%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.36%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.36%) PolarLake
5 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 294 (52.69%) AWS
2 84 (15.05%) Serverless
3 81 (14.52%) Amazon EC2
3 81 (14.52%) Amazon S3
3 81 (14.52%) AWS Lambda
4 77 (13.80%) Azure
5 69 (12.37%) GCP
6 13 (2.33%) SaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
8 1 (0.18%) Heroku
8 1 (0.18%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.54%) CHAP
1 3 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (0.36%) Firewall
2 2 (0.36%) Multicast
3 1 (0.18%) HTTP
3 1 (0.18%) NAS
3 1 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (16.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 43 (7.71%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.05%) MongoDB
3 17 (3.05%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (1.97%) Apache Ignite
7 10 (1.79%) Flink
7 10 (1.79%) Redis
7 10 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.43%) Snowflake Schema
9 7 (1.25%) CouchDB
9 7 (1.25%) OLAP
9 7 (1.25%) OLTP
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.25%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.90%) HBase
Development Applications
1 21 (3.76%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.51%) Maven
3 12 (2.15%) RStudio
4 10 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.43%) JIRA
6 7 (1.25%) ERwin
6 7 (1.25%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (0.72%) Bitbucket Server
7 4 (0.72%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.72%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.54%) Ant
8 3 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.54%) Moq
8 3 (0.54%) MSTest
8 3 (0.54%) NSubstitute
8 3 (0.54%) NUnit
8 3 (0.54%) PyCharm
9 2 (0.36%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 446 (79.93%) Finance
2 363 (65.05%) Front Office
3 159 (28.49%) Banking
4 118 (21.15%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.97%) Advertising
5 11 (1.97%) Retail
6 10 (1.79%) Back Office
6 10 (1.79%) Law
7 6 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.90%) Marketing
9 4 (0.72%) French Language
10 3 (0.54%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 327 (58.60%) Developer
2 181 (32.44%) Software Engineer
3 129 (23.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 98 (17.56%) Python Developer
5 95 (17.03%) Architect
6 92 (16.49%) Java Developer
7 79 (14.16%) AWS Engineer
8 73 (13.08%) Python Engineer
9 71 (12.72%) Python Software Engineer
10 69 (12.37%) JavaScript Developer
11 56 (10.04%) AWS Software Engineer
12 52 (9.32%) JavaScript Engineer
13 48 (8.60%) .NET Software Engineer
14 45 (8.06%) Enterprise Architect
15 39 (6.99%) .NET Architect
16 38 (6.81%) AWS Architect
17 36 (6.45%) Lead Developer
18 34 (6.09%) Analyst
19 33 (5.91%) AWS Developer
19 33 (5.91%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (46.95%) Web Services
2 207 (37.10%) AngularJS
3 205 (36.74%) React
4 173 (31.00%) Vue.js
5 102 (18.28%) .NET
6 73 (13.08%) .NET Core
7 55 (9.86%) ASP.NET
8 47 (8.42%) ASP.NET Core
9 45 (8.06%) Node.js
10 30 (5.38%) Kafka
11 23 (4.12%) FIX Protocol
12 21 (3.76%) HTML
13 17 (3.05%) HTML5
14 16 (2.87%) J2SE
15 14 (2.51%) J2EE
16 12 (2.15%) Spring
17 11 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
17 11 (1.97%) Spring Boot
18 9 (1.61%) CSS
19 8 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 347 (62.19%) Fixed Income
2 333 (59.68%) Equities
3 290 (51.97%) Hedge funds
4 283 (50.72%) Derivative
5 57 (10.22%) Reference Data
6 34 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (5.73%) Credit Derivative
8 20 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (3.58%) Market Risk
9 16 (2.87%) Algorithms
9 16 (2.87%) Blog
9 16 (2.87%) User Experience
9 16 (2.87%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.97%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.79%) Exotic Derivative
12 8 (1.43%) Contract for Difference
12 8 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
13 6 (1.08%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.08%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (1.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.12%) Windows
2 21 (3.76%) Linux
3 14 (2.51%) Unix
4 13 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.54%) CentOS
5 3 (0.54%) Debian
5 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.54%) Solaris
5 3 (0.54%) SUSE
5 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.54%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) Fedora
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (44.27%) Software Engineering
3 241 (43.19%) Asset Management
4 180 (32.26%) Investment Management
5 126 (22.58%) Fintech
6 72 (12.90%) Microservices
7 71 (12.72%) Migration
8 63 (11.29%) Low Latency
9 58 (10.39%) Computer Science
10 56 (10.04%) Electronic Trading
10 56 (10.04%) Portfolio Management
11 54 (9.68%) Mathematics
12 50 (8.96%) Analytics
12 50 (8.96%) Multithreading
13 49 (8.78%) Machine Learning
14 48 (8.60%) Architectural Design
14 48 (8.60%) DevOps
15 46 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
16 44 (7.89%) Artificial Intelligence
17 35 (6.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 295 (52.87%) Java
2 263 (47.13%) Python
3 217 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 152 (27.24%) SQL
5 131 (23.48%) C#
6 94 (16.85%) Kotlin
7 58 (10.39%) C++
7 58 (10.39%) TypeScript
8 28 (5.02%) Scala
9 11 (1.97%) Clojure
9 11 (1.97%) Java 8
9 11 (1.97%) R
10 9 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.43%) C
11 8 (1.43%) VBA
12 7 (1.25%) Perl
12 7 (1.25%) PHP
13 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.54%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (12.54%) Degree
2 28 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (3.05%) Master's Degree
4 12 (2.15%) PhD
5 8 (1.43%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.18%) CCIE
6 1 (0.18%) CCNP
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.18%) ISEB
6 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.18%) MOS
6 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.94%) QA
2 14 (2.51%) EMIR
2 14 (2.51%) MiFID
3 10 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.54%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.54%) SEPA
5 3 (0.54%) UCITS
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 23 (4.12%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (2.15%) Kubernetes
1 12 (2.15%) Terraform
2 10 (1.79%) Puppet
3 2 (0.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (8.42%) Calypso
1 47 (8.42%) GoldenSource
2 46 (8.24%) Charles River
2 46 (8.24%) SimCorp
3 43 (7.71%) Google
4 20 (3.58%) Bloomberg
5 19 (3.41%) Oracle
6 9 (1.61%) Reuters
6 9 (1.61%) TIBCO
7 7 (1.25%) Microsoft
7 7 (1.25%) Solace
8 6 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.90%) IBM
10 4 (0.72%) FXall
10 4 (0.72%) ION Trading
10 4 (0.72%) Refinitiv
10 4 (0.72%) Remedy
11 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.54%) Trayport