Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 391 321
Rank change year-on-year +131 -70 -19
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 2312 1473 2231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 0.77% 1.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.06% 1.87% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 894 1159 1846
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £48,750 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £112,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +23.46% -4.71%

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 75499 78627 90584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.23% 41.02% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56713 64516 72543
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +140 2307 £75,000 +3.45% 174
London +93 2165 £80,000 +6.67% 170
UK excluding London +33 146 £45,000 -10.00% 7
East of England +62 75 £25,000 -58.33%
South East +10 22 £45,000 - 2
Midlands +24 19 £37,500 -37.50%
North of England +17 14 £47,500 +111.11% 1
South West +7 13 £58,750 -30.88% 1
North West -5 12 £47,500 +111.11% 1
East Midlands +53 10 £45,000 +12.50%
West Midlands +11 9 £37,500 -37.50%
Scotland -19 4 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £38,250 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1794 (77.60%) Finance
2 1484 (64.19%) Banking
3 1306 (56.49%) Investment Banking
4 1098 (47.49%) Retail
5 1074 (46.45%) Asset Management
6 1069 (46.24%) Wealth Management
7 1040 (44.98%) Retail Banking
8 831 (35.94%) Derivative
9 825 (35.68%) Java
10 758 (32.79%) Front Office
11 699 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
12 634 (27.42%) Equities
13 599 (25.91%) Fixed Income
14 587 (25.39%) SQL
15 474 (20.50%) Low Latency
16 460 (19.90%) Analytical Skills
17 421 (18.21%) Linux
18 409 (17.69%) Multithreading
19 400 (17.30%) SDLC
20 356 (15.40%) Risk Management
21 348 (15.05%) Electronic Trading
22 333 (14.40%) Project Management
23 321 (13.88%) C++
24 290 (12.54%) Analytics
25 274 (11.85%) Degree
26 266 (11.51%) Business Analysis
27 260 (11.25%) Murex
28 259 (11.20%) C#
28 259 (11.20%) Unix
29 248 (10.73%) FIX Protocol

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
1 109 (4.71%) Apache
2 59 (2.55%) Confluence
3 56 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 52 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 46 (1.99%) DataSynapse
6 22 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
7 21 (0.91%) CMS
8 17 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.56%) SAS
10 8 (0.35%) JBoss
11 6 (0.26%) nginx
12 4 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.087%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.087%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.087%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.087%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.087%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 146 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.13%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.087%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.043%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.043%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.043%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 81 (3.50%) ION MarketView
2 67 (2.90%) Actimize
3 24 (1.04%) MetaTrader
4 15 (0.65%) SAP CO
4 15 (0.65%) SAP FI
4 15 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 15 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
5 13 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.48%) Unica
7 7 (0.30%) Pega PRPC
7 7 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.17%) Endur
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.13%) Kondor
9 3 (0.13%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.087%) Cognos Planning
10 2 (0.087%) LatentZero
10 2 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.087%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 81 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 11 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.39%) Yarn
5 8 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
5 8 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
5 8 (0.35%) Google Play
5 8 (0.35%) SaaS
5 8 (0.35%) Silverpop
6 7 (0.30%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.30%) npm
7 6 (0.26%) IaaS
8 5 (0.22%) iTunes
9 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.17%) GitHub
9 4 (0.17%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.13%) Datadog
10 3 (0.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.91%) WAN
2 20 (0.87%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.69%) Firewall
4 14 (0.61%) LAN
5 13 (0.56%) FIX Connectivity
6 12 (0.52%) Multicast
7 11 (0.48%) tcpdump
8 10 (0.43%) VPN
9 9 (0.39%) BGP
9 9 (0.39%) DNS
9 9 (0.39%) NetScaler
10 8 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (0.35%) EIGRP
10 8 (0.35%) IPsec
10 8 (0.35%) LDAP
10 8 (0.35%) MPLS
10 8 (0.35%) OSPF
10 8 (0.35%) Wireless
10 8 (0.35%) Wireshark
11 7 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 62 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 61 (2.64%) Big Data
5 57 (2.47%) RDBMS
6 50 (2.16%) Hadoop
7 35 (1.51%) KDB
8 33 (1.43%) MySQL
9 22 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 21 (0.91%) Blockchain
11 20 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 19 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (0.82%) Apache Hive
12 19 (0.82%) Impala
13 10 (0.43%) OLAP
14 9 (0.39%) OLTP
14 9 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
14 9 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.35%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 190 (8.22%) JIRA
2 102 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 67 (2.90%) Jenkins
3 67 (2.90%) Maven
4 64 (2.77%) TeamCity
5 46 (1.99%) GCC
6 35 (1.51%) Selenium
7 30 (1.30%) JUnit
8 23 (0.99%) Gradle
8 23 (0.99%) Subversion
9 21 (0.91%) Cucumber
10 17 (0.74%) GoogleTest
11 15 (0.65%) Artifactory
11 15 (0.65%) Gerrit
12 13 (0.56%) SoapUI
12 13 (0.56%) Visual Studio
13 12 (0.52%) HP UFT
14 11 (0.48%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.35%) FitNesse
15 8 (0.35%) Xcode
General
1 1794 (77.60%) Finance
2 1484 (64.19%) Banking
3 1306 (56.49%) Investment Banking
4 1098 (47.49%) Retail
5 1040 (44.98%) Retail Banking
6 758 (32.79%) Front Office
7 108 (4.67%) Back Office
8 50 (2.16%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.17%) Marketing
10 21 (0.91%) Legal
11 20 (0.87%) Advertising
12 13 (0.56%) Publishing
13 8 (0.35%) Games
13 8 (0.35%) Telecoms
14 7 (0.30%) International Banking
15 6 (0.26%) Billing
16 4 (0.17%) French Language
17 3 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.13%) German Language
17 3 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 945 (40.87%) Developer
2 572 (24.74%) Analyst
3 421 (18.21%) Java Developer
4 331 (14.32%) Business Analyst
5 183 (7.92%) Senior Developer
6 142 (6.14%) Support Analyst
7 140 (6.06%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 119 (5.15%) Quantitative Developer
9 112 (4.84%) C# Developer
10 107 (4.63%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 102 (4.41%) Credit Analyst
12 97 (4.20%) C++ Developer
13 93 (4.02%) Market Data Developer
14 90 (3.89%) Project Manager
15 89 (3.85%) FX Support Analyst
16 78 (3.37%) IT Analyst
17 74 (3.20%) Project Leader
18 72 (3.11%) IT Support
19 69 (2.98%) IT Support Analyst
19 69 (2.98%) Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (10.73%) FIX Protocol
2 134 (5.80%) HTML
3 129 (5.58%) REST
4 113 (4.89%) HTML5
5 104 (4.50%) JSON
6 101 (4.37%) .NET
7 100 (4.33%) AngularJS
8 97 (4.20%) React
9 80 (3.46%) CSS
10 71 (3.07%) Akka
10 71 (3.07%) Spring
11 65 (2.81%) XML
12 51 (2.21%) Swing
12 51 (2.21%) WPF
13 50 (2.16%) Web Services
14 47 (2.03%) WebSockets
15 46 (1.99%) CORBA
15 46 (1.99%) Spring MVC
16 44 (1.90%) CSS3
17 35 (1.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 831 (35.94%) Derivative
2 634 (27.42%) Equities
3 599 (25.91%) Fixed Income
4 460 (19.90%) Analytical Skills
5 201 (8.69%) Credit Risk
6 134 (5.80%) Fintech
7 133 (5.75%) OTC Derivatives
8 111 (4.80%) Market Risk
9 105 (4.54%) Computer Science
10 87 (3.76%) Data Structures
10 87 (3.76%) Eurex
11 85 (3.68%) Equity Derivative
12 81 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
13 61 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
14 58 (2.51%) Algorithms
15 57 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
16 53 (2.29%) Credit Derivative
17 52 (2.25%) Client/Server
18 47 (2.03%) Management Information System
19 46 (1.99%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 421 (18.21%) Linux
2 259 (11.20%) Unix
3 176 (7.61%) Windows
4 29 (1.25%) Android
5 28 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.12%) Solaris
7 9 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.17%) CentOS
9 4 (0.17%) Debian
10 1 (0.043%) AIX
10 1 (0.043%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.043%) VMS
10 1 (0.043%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1074 (46.45%) Asset Management
2 1069 (46.24%) Wealth Management
3 699 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 474 (20.50%) Low Latency
5 409 (17.69%) Multithreading
6 400 (17.30%) SDLC
7 356 (15.40%) Risk Management
8 348 (15.05%) Electronic Trading
9 333 (14.40%) Project Management
10 290 (12.54%) Analytics
11 266 (11.51%) Business Analysis
12 245 (10.60%) Test Automation
13 198 (8.56%) Strategic Thinking
14 192 (8.30%) ITIL
15 182 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
16 181 (7.83%) TDD
17 180 (7.79%) Software Delivery
18 173 (7.48%) OO
19 145 (6.27%) Scrum
20 144 (6.23%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 825 (35.68%) Java
2 587 (25.39%) SQL
3 321 (13.88%) C++
4 259 (11.20%) C#
5 216 (9.34%) Python
6 170 (7.35%) JavaScript
7 82 (3.55%) C
7 82 (3.55%) Shell Script
8 65 (2.81%) VBA
9 49 (2.12%) Perl
10 45 (1.95%) T-SQL
11 38 (1.64%) Scala
12 36 (1.56%) R
13 35 (1.51%) MATLAB
13 35 (1.51%) PL/SQL
14 31 (1.34%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.82%) PHP
16 18 (0.78%) TypeScript
17 14 (0.61%) ES6
18 13 (0.56%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 274 (11.85%) Degree
2 48 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
4 26 (1.12%) ISEB
5 24 (1.04%) Master's Degree
6 15 (0.65%) PhD
7 14 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.39%) CISSP
8 9 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.30%) CCIE
10 7 (0.30%) CCNP
11 6 (0.26%) ACCA
12 5 (0.22%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.22%) CISA
12 5 (0.22%) CISM
13 4 (0.17%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.13%) CIMA
14 3 (0.13%) HNC
14 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (7.61%) QA
2 97 (4.20%) Basel III
3 61 (2.64%) MiFID
4 25 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.65%) EMIR
6 11 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.43%) FATCA
8 7 (0.30%) IFRS
9 5 (0.22%) SLA
10 4 (0.17%) PMO
11 3 (0.13%) GMP
12 2 (0.087%) FINRA
12 2 (0.087%) GDPR
12 2 (0.087%) SEPA
12 2 (0.087%) UCITS
13 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.043%) PSD2
13 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.043%) TARGET2
System Software
1 28 (1.21%) Docker
2 11 (0.48%) Apache Flume
3 9 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.30%) HDFS
5 6 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.17%) Varnish
6 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.087%) ClearTrust
9 1 (0.043%) Corosync
9 1 (0.043%) LXC
9 1 (0.043%) NFS
9 1 (0.043%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.043%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.043%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.043%) vSphere
9 1 (0.043%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (1.17%) Puppet
2 24 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
3 16 (0.69%) Ansible
4 8 (0.35%) Nagios
5 7 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.30%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.17%) Nmap
7 4 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.17%) Terraform
8 3 (0.13%) Consul
8 3 (0.13%) Graphite
8 3 (0.13%) Graylog
9 2 (0.087%) Galera Cluster
9 2 (0.087%) SCCM
9 2 (0.087%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.043%) Cacti
10 1 (0.043%) Check_MK
10 1 (0.043%) SCOM
10 1 (0.043%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 260 (11.25%) Murex
2 167 (7.22%) Microsoft
2 167 (7.22%) Oracle
3 94 (4.07%) ION Trading
4 66 (2.85%) TIBCO
5 54 (2.34%) Sybase
6 39 (1.69%) Reuters
7 36 (1.56%) Bloomberg
7 36 (1.56%) Splunk
8 33 (1.43%) SAP
9 25 (1.08%) Google
10 23 (0.99%) Calypso
11 22 (0.95%) Citrix
11 22 (0.95%) IBM
12 20 (0.87%) StreamBase
12 20 (0.87%) Tableau
13 16 (0.69%) Cisco
14 15 (0.65%) AppDynamics
15 14 (0.61%) FXall
15 14 (0.61%) Pega