Period
to 6 July 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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 316 416 404
Rank change year-on-year +100 -12 -52
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 763 1,086 1,400
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.74% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.47% 1.88% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 648 879 1,149
Median annual salary £100,000 £72,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% - -3.33%
10th Percentile £58,375 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £135,000 £115,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -14.29% +5.00%

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 30,881 57,668 69,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.07% 39.14% 39.06%
Number of salaries quoted 23,902 43,300 53,720
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +86 758 £100,000 +37.93% 67
London +49 753 £100,000 +37.93% 66
UK excluding London +216 8 £45,000 - 1
Work from Home +65 7 £117,500 +67.86% 5
North of England +152 4 £115,000 +170.59%
North West +105 4 £115,000 +170.59%
Scotland +83 3 £35,000 -
South West +110 2 £115,000 +124.39%

For the 6 months to 6 July 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).

1 549 (71.95%) Finance
2 404 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
3 395 (51.77%) Fixed Income
4 394 (51.64%) Front Office
5 328 (42.99%) Java
6 324 (42.46%) Equities
7 281 (36.83%) Derivative
8 278 (36.44%) AWS
9 275 (36.04%) Hedge funds
10 226 (29.62%) Banking
11 221 (28.96%) Web Services
12 216 (28.31%) Python
13 202 (26.47%) Software Engineering
14 187 (24.51%) Asset Management
15 184 (24.12%) JavaScript
16 183 (23.98%) AngularJS
17 180 (23.59%) React
18 172 (22.54%) Investment Management
19 166 (21.76%) Investment Banking
20 145 (19.00%) Vue.js
21 143 (18.74%) C#
22 141 (18.48%) DevOps
23 140 (18.35%) SQL
24 130 (17.04%) Azure
25 119 (15.60%) Fintech
26 117 (15.33%) GCP
27 105 (13.76%) Business Analysis
28 103 (13.50%) Computer Science
29 102 (13.37%) .NET
30 100 (13.11%) Portfolio Management

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 9 (1.18%) CMS
2 6 (0.79%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.66%) IIS
4 4 (0.52%) SAS
5 3 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.26%) Confluence
6 2 (0.26%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Apache
7 1 (0.13%) Mule
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
2 12 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.13%) InVision
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 69 (9.04%) Markit EDM
2 62 (8.13%) SimCorp Dimension
3 15 (1.97%) Front Arena
3 15 (1.97%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.52%) FINCAD Analytics
4 4 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.39%) Eikon
5 3 (0.39%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 2 (0.26%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 278 (36.44%) AWS
2 130 (17.04%) Azure
3 117 (15.33%) GCP
4 21 (2.75%) Serverless
5 15 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.97%) Amazon S3
5 15 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (1.57%) Amazon ECS
6 12 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (1.18%) SaaS
8 7 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
9 6 (0.79%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.52%) Heroku
10 4 (0.52%) Office 365
11 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.13%) GitHub
12 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.44%) FIX Connectivity
2 8 (1.05%) Firewall
3 7 (0.92%) Calico
4 4 (0.52%) Multicast
4 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.39%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.26%) CHAP
6 2 (0.26%) DHCP
6 2 (0.26%) DNS
6 2 (0.26%) LAN
6 2 (0.26%) VPN
6 2 (0.26%) WAN
7 1 (0.13%) NAS
7 1 (0.13%) SAN
7 1 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 26 (3.41%) MongoDB
4 25 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (3.15%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.23%) Amazon Redshift
6 17 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (1.83%) Big Data
7 14 (1.83%) Redis
8 12 (1.57%) CouchDB
8 12 (1.57%) OLAP
8 12 (1.57%) OLTP
8 12 (1.57%) Oracle OLAP
8 12 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.57%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.57%) Snowflake Schema
8 12 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.18%) Flink
9 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (6.82%) RStudio
2 24 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.01%) JIRA
3 23 (3.01%) Maven
4 20 (2.62%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.10%) Selenium
6 12 (1.57%) ERwin
6 12 (1.57%) PowerDesigner
7 10 (1.31%) SonarQube
8 9 (1.18%) JUnit
8 9 (1.18%) Subversion
9 7 (0.92%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.92%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.92%) Mocha
9 7 (0.92%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.92%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.79%) Bitbucket Server
10 6 (0.79%) Robot Framework
10 6 (0.79%) webpack
11 5 (0.66%) PyCharm
General
1 549 (71.95%) Finance
2 394 (51.64%) Front Office
3 226 (29.62%) Banking
4 166 (21.76%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.67%) Back Office
6 12 (1.57%) Retail
7 11 (1.44%) Marketing
8 9 (1.18%) Legal
9 8 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.92%) Law
11 6 (0.79%) Advertising
12 3 (0.39%) Billing
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
13 2 (0.26%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Games
14 1 (0.13%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 383 (50.20%) Developer
2 147 (19.27%) Java Developer
3 122 (15.99%) Architect
4 109 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
5 88 (11.53%) AWS Developer
6 85 (11.14%) Analyst
6 85 (11.14%) Software Engineer
7 83 (10.88%) Python Developer
8 66 (8.65%) Front Office Developer
9 52 (6.82%) AWS Software Engineer
10 48 (6.29%) Python Engineer
11 47 (6.16%) Enterprise Architect
11 47 (6.16%) Senior Developer
12 40 (5.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 37 (4.85%) C# Developer
14 33 (4.33%) .NET Software Engineer
14 33 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
15 32 (4.19%) Java Engineer
15 32 (4.19%) Support Analyst
16 30 (3.93%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (28.96%) Web Services
2 183 (23.98%) AngularJS
3 180 (23.59%) React
4 145 (19.00%) Vue.js
5 102 (13.37%) .NET
6 61 (7.99%) .NET Core
7 54 (7.08%) FIX Protocol
8 52 (6.82%) ASP.NET
9 47 (6.16%) Node.js
10 46 (6.03%) J2EE
11 42 (5.50%) Kafka
12 39 (5.11%) HTML
13 31 (4.06%) ASP.NET Core
13 31 (4.06%) HTML5
14 25 (3.28%) WCF
15 24 (3.15%) XML
16 22 (2.88%) Redux
17 18 (2.36%) CSS
18 15 (1.97%) REST
19 14 (1.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 395 (51.77%) Fixed Income
2 324 (42.46%) Equities
3 281 (36.83%) Derivative
4 275 (36.04%) Hedge funds
5 76 (9.96%) Reference Data
6 45 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (5.64%) Greenfield Project
8 37 (4.85%) Algorithms
9 27 (3.54%) Market Risk
10 25 (3.28%) Data Structures
10 25 (3.28%) Equity Derivative
11 21 (2.75%) Management Information System
11 21 (2.75%) OTC Derivatives
12 19 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (2.49%) User Experience
13 16 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (1.97%) Virtual Team
15 13 (1.70%) Exotic Derivative
16 12 (1.57%) Blog
17 9 (1.18%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.85%) Linux
1 37 (4.85%) Windows
2 34 (4.46%) Unix
3 12 (1.57%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.92%) Solaris
4 7 (0.92%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.79%) Android
5 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.39%) CentOS
8 3 (0.39%) Debian
8 3 (0.39%) SUSE
8 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (26.47%) Software Engineering
3 187 (24.51%) Asset Management
4 172 (22.54%) Investment Management
5 141 (18.48%) DevOps
6 119 (15.60%) Fintech
7 105 (13.76%) Business Analysis
8 103 (13.50%) Computer Science
9 100 (13.11%) Portfolio Management
10 97 (12.71%) Low Latency
11 95 (12.45%) Decision-Making
12 90 (11.80%) Electronic Trading
13 82 (10.75%) Migration
14 80 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
15 76 (9.96%) Multithreading
16 72 (9.44%) Architectural Design
16 72 (9.44%) Mathematics
17 67 (8.78%) Microservices
18 59 (7.73%) Front End Development
18 59 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (42.99%) Java
2 216 (28.31%) Python
3 184 (24.12%) JavaScript
4 143 (18.74%) C#
5 140 (18.35%) SQL
6 62 (8.13%) C++
7 29 (3.80%) Kotlin
8 14 (1.83%) Java 8
8 14 (1.83%) VBA
9 12 (1.57%) R
9 12 (1.57%) TypeScript
10 9 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.05%) MATLAB
11 8 (1.05%) Scala
12 6 (0.79%) Perl
13 5 (0.66%) PHP
14 4 (0.52%) ES6
15 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.39%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (11.93%) Degree
2 47 (6.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.36%) AWS Certification
4 17 (2.23%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.05%) PhD
6 2 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.13%) CCIE
7 1 (0.13%) CCNP
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.95%) QA
2 17 (2.23%) MiFID
3 13 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.57%) EMIR
5 10 (1.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.66%) UCITS
7 4 (0.52%) Basel III
8 2 (0.26%) Basel II
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.26%) SEPA
8 2 (0.26%) SLA
9 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (7.60%) Docker
2 9 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.15%) Terraform
3 7 (0.92%) Grafana
3 7 (0.92%) Prometheus
4 6 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.66%) Puppet
5 5 (0.66%) SCCM
6 1 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 91 (11.93%) Google
2 85 (11.14%) Charles River
3 83 (10.88%) Calypso
4 77 (10.09%) SimCorp
5 62 (8.13%) GoldenSource
6 35 (4.59%) Bloomberg
7 29 (3.80%) Oracle
8 27 (3.54%) Murex
9 20 (2.62%) Fidessa
10 15 (1.97%) TIBCO
11 13 (1.70%) ION Trading
12 11 (1.44%) Microsoft
12 11 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.44%) Reuters
12 11 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.05%) Eze Software Group
13 8 (1.05%) IBM
14 7 (0.92%) FIS
14 7 (0.92%) Linedata
14 7 (0.92%) Pega