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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
Rank 386 342 355
Rank change year-on-year -44 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 638 953 935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.93% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.98% 2.28% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 436 709 789
Median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,750 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.52% -9.52%  

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 32242 41852 40831
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.43% 40.90% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25912 33433 32267
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 636 £70,000 +0.71% 85
London -31 536 £70,000 - 74
City of London -22 108 £77,500 +6.89% 22
East of England +29 62 £47,500 +38.68% 4
Bedfordshire +9 54 £72,500 +178.84% 3
Luton +4 54 £72,500 +178.84% 3
South West +10 12 £55,000 -37.14%
South East +38 11 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Berkshire +31 10 £52,500 +11.11% 4
Bracknell +16 10 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Essex +17 5 £50,000 -41.17% 1
Bristol +8 5 £55,000 -
North East - 5 - -
Stockton-on-Tees - 5 - -
Surbiton - 5 - - 3
Durham - 5 - -
West Midlands +30 3 - -
Dorset +16 3 £87,500 -
Birmingham +14 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +12 3 £47,500 -11.62%
Brentford +2 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Canary Wharf -12 3 £115,000 +155.55%
Peterborough - 3 £47,500 -
Cornwall - 3 - -
West End of London +5 2 £53,750 -12.24%
Midlands - 2 - -
Derbyshire +12 1 £35,000 -
Derby +6 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands -6 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West -24 1 - - 1

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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).

1 737 (56.61%) Finance
2 515 (39.55%) Java
3 417 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
4 409 (31.41%) Banking
5 364 (27.96%) Front Office
6 338 (25.96%) Multithreading
7 332 (25.50%) Derivative
8 327 (25.12%) SQL
9 307 (23.58%) Fixed Income
10 293 (22.50%) Degree
11 285 (21.89%) Equities
12 271 (20.81%) Low Latency
13 229 (17.59%) Linux
14 227 (17.43%) Unix
15 199 (15.28%) C++
16 194 (14.90%) Investment Banking
17 188 (14.44%) Electronic Trading
18 184 (14.13%) C#
19 176 (13.52%) Python
20 141 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
21 137 (10.52%) OO
22 131 (10.06%) TIBCO
22 131 (10.06%) FIX Protocol
23 128 (9.83%) Concurrent Programming
23 128 (9.83%) Oracle
24 125 (9.60%) QA
25 116 (8.91%) Windows
25 116 (8.91%) TDD
26 115 (8.83%) SQL Server
26 115 (8.83%) JavaScript

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related 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 45 (3.46%) JBoss
2 37 (2.84%) Apache Spark
2 37 (2.84%) Tomcat
2 37 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 32 (2.46%) WebLogic
4 28 (2.15%) Jetty
5 27 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (1.92%) Apache
7 21 (1.61%) Apache Solr
7 21 (1.61%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 16 (1.23%) Mule
10 12 (0.92%) Mule ESB
11 6 (0.46%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.38%) WordPress
13 4 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.23%) Confluence
14 3 (0.23%) DataSynapse
14 3 (0.23%) IIS
14 3 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 37 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (1.31%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.92%) MS Office
5 8 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.15%) InVision
6 2 (0.15%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.077%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 16 (1.23%) SAP FI
2 13 (1.00%) SAP CO
2 13 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.54%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.31%) RMDS
5 3 (0.23%) EQXanite
6 2 (0.15%) Data Workbench
6 2 (0.15%) Eze OMS
6 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.15%) Unica
7 1 (0.077%) BASE24
7 1 (0.077%) BondVision
7 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.077%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.077%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.077%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.077%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.15%) Google Play
4 9 (0.69%) GitHub
5 6 (0.46%) Office 365
6 3 (0.23%) Heroku
6 3 (0.23%) SaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.077%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.00%) LAN
2 22 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.61%) FIX Connectivity
4 19 (1.46%) Multicast
5 16 (1.23%) DNS
6 10 (0.77%) Firewall
7 9 (0.69%) DHCP
8 6 (0.46%) WAN
9 5 (0.38%) HTTP
9 5 (0.38%) Internet
10 4 (0.31%) BGP
11 3 (0.23%) Intranet
11 3 (0.23%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.23%) MPLS
11 3 (0.23%) Network Security
11 3 (0.23%) OSPF
11 3 (0.23%) SSL
11 3 (0.23%) Wireless
12 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.99%) NoSQL
3 67 (5.15%) Relational Database
4 47 (3.61%) MySQL
5 44 (3.38%) Hadoop
5 44 (3.38%) KDB
6 43 (3.30%) Big Data
7 40 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 40 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
8 39 (3.00%) MongoDB
9 32 (2.46%) RDBMS
10 31 (2.38%) Oracle Database
11 21 (1.61%) Couchbase
11 21 (1.61%) Redis
11 21 (1.61%) Riak
12 14 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (0.92%) MS Access
13 12 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.84%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 67 (5.15%) JIRA
2 45 (3.46%) Maven
3 31 (2.38%) Selenium
4 30 (2.30%) Git (software)
5 27 (2.07%) Subversion
6 25 (1.92%) Gradle
7 24 (1.84%) JUnit
8 21 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 19 (1.46%) Jenkins
9 19 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (1.46%) Visual Studio
10 18 (1.38%) Ant
11 17 (1.31%) HP UFT
12 16 (1.23%) SpecFlow
13 14 (1.08%) FitNesse
14 13 (1.00%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.69%) JMeter
16 7 (0.54%) Bugzilla
17 6 (0.46%) CruiseControl
17 6 (0.46%) Xcode
General
1 737 (56.61%) Finance
2 409 (31.41%) Banking
3 364 (27.96%) Front Office
4 194 (14.90%) Investment Banking
5 85 (6.53%) Retail
6 60 (4.61%) Back Office
7 51 (3.92%) Financial Institution
8 32 (2.46%) Marketing
9 18 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.08%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.92%) Advertising
12 11 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
12 11 (0.84%) Private Banking
13 7 (0.54%) Danish Language
13 7 (0.54%) Games
13 7 (0.54%) Legal
14 5 (0.38%) French Language
14 5 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 648 (49.77%) Developer
2 361 (27.73%) Java Developer
3 276 (21.20%) Analyst
4 136 (10.45%) Senior Developer
5 113 (8.68%) Business Analyst
6 106 (8.14%) C++ Developer
7 75 (5.76%) C# Developer
7 75 (5.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 64 (4.92%) Support Analyst
9 50 (3.84%) Consultant
10 49 (3.76%) Lead Developer
11 47 (3.61%) Applications Support
12 44 (3.38%) Team Leader
13 41 (3.15%) Murex Analyst
14 40 (3.07%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 40 (3.07%) Murex Business Analyst
14 40 (3.07%) Quantitative Developer
15 38 (2.92%) Core Java Developer
16 36 (2.76%) Architect
17 35 (2.69%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (10.06%) FIX Protocol
2 101 (7.76%) .NET
3 100 (7.68%) JMS
4 84 (6.45%) HTML
5 76 (5.84%) AngularJS
6 71 (5.45%) J2SE
6 71 (5.45%) Spring
7 63 (4.84%) TIBCO EMS
8 57 (4.38%) Swing
9 51 (3.92%) Middleware
10 50 (3.84%) ASP.NET
11 49 (3.76%) HTML5
11 49 (3.76%) XML
12 47 (3.61%) CSS
12 47 (3.61%) React
12 47 (3.61%) Rendezvous
13 42 (3.23%) REST
14 41 (3.15%) Ultra Messaging
15 36 (2.76%) Hibernate
15 36 (2.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 332 (25.50%) Derivative
2 307 (23.58%) Fixed Income
3 285 (21.89%) Equities
4 141 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
5 110 (8.45%) Computer Science
6 85 (6.53%) Algorithms
7 80 (6.14%) User Experience
8 67 (5.15%) Hedge funds
9 66 (5.07%) Data Structures
10 63 (4.84%) Fintech
11 56 (4.30%) OTC Derivatives
12 43 (3.30%) Credit Derivative
13 36 (2.76%) Equity Derivative
14 27 (2.07%) Credit Risk
15 24 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (1.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 16 (1.23%) Market Risk
17 15 (1.15%) Data Centre
18 14 (1.08%) Mobile App
19 12 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 229 (17.59%) Linux
2 227 (17.43%) Unix
3 116 (8.91%) Windows
4 60 (4.61%) Android
5 54 (4.15%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.54%) Solaris
8 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.15%) Debian
11 1 (0.077%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (25.96%) Multithreading
3 271 (20.81%) Low Latency
4 188 (14.44%) Electronic Trading
5 137 (10.52%) OO
6 128 (9.83%) Concurrent Programming
7 116 (8.91%) TDD
8 106 (8.14%) Scrum
9 105 (8.06%) E-Commerce
10 101 (7.76%) SDLC
11 96 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
11 96 (7.37%) Mathematics
12 94 (7.22%) Software Engineering
13 88 (6.76%) Analytics
14 82 (6.30%) Algorithmic Trading
15 70 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 69 (5.30%) Business Analysis
16 69 (5.30%) Risk Management
17 64 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
18 62 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 515 (39.55%) Java
2 327 (25.12%) SQL
3 199 (15.28%) C++
4 184 (14.13%) C#
5 176 (13.52%) Python
6 115 (8.83%) JavaScript
7 76 (5.84%) Perl
8 52 (3.99%) Scala
9 42 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 32 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 32 (2.46%) VBA
11 28 (2.15%) R
12 27 (2.07%) MATLAB
13 20 (1.54%) Go
14 19 (1.46%) C
14 19 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.46%) VB
15 15 (1.15%) Groovy
15 15 (1.15%) Ruby
16 14 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 293 (22.50%) Degree
2 16 (1.23%) ISEB
3 14 (1.08%) PhD
4 8 (0.61%) HND
5 7 (0.54%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.54%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.46%) Postgraduate
6 6 (0.46%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.38%) CFA
7 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.23%) ACCA
8 3 (0.23%) CIMA
8 3 (0.23%) CIPFA
8 3 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.077%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.077%) MBA
10 1 (0.077%) MCSE
10 1 (0.077%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (9.60%) QA
2 47 (3.61%) MiFID
3 29 (2.23%) EMIR
4 21 (1.61%) Dodd-Frank
5 16 (1.23%) SLA
6 9 (0.69%) PMO
7 6 (0.46%) FATCA
8 5 (0.38%) Basel III
9 3 (0.23%) IFRS
9 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) SEPA
11 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.38%) NFS
2 5 (0.38%) vSphere
3 4 (0.31%) Docker
4 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.15%) HDFS
5 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.077%) SRDF
6 1 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (2.30%) Puppet
2 27 (2.07%) Ansible
2 27 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.84%) Salt
4 21 (1.61%) Kibana
4 21 (1.61%) logstash
5 17 (1.31%) ITRS Geneos
6 12 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.38%) vMotion
8 4 (0.31%) Control-M
9 3 (0.23%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.23%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.15%) Nagios
10 2 (0.15%) Oozie
11 1 (0.077%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.077%) OpenNMS
11 1 (0.077%) SCOM
Vendors
1 131 (10.06%) TIBCO
2 128 (9.83%) Oracle
3 78 (5.99%) Sybase
4 74 (5.68%) Murex
5 73 (5.61%) Microsoft
6 40 (3.07%) Bloomberg
7 29 (2.23%) Google
7 29 (2.23%) Reuters
8 26 (2.00%) IBM
9 25 (1.92%) ION Trading
9 25 (1.92%) Solace
10 24 (1.84%) Adobe
11 22 (1.69%) SAP
12 21 (1.61%) Calypso
12 21 (1.61%) Cisco
13 16 (1.23%) FXall
13 16 (1.23%) MuleSoft
14 14 (1.08%) Charles River
14 14 (1.08%) StreamBase
15 12 (0.92%) Tableau
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
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Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
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London
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Salary: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: £550 - £650 per annum
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West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £200000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 - £105000 per annum
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London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: Up to £58,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Edinburgh & Lothians
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Salary: £90,000-110,000
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Greater Manchester
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Salary: £90,000-110,000
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London
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