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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 478 422 318
Rank change year-on-year -56 -104 +98
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,248 752 762
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.70% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 1.76% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 915 609 654
10th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £58,750
25th Percentile £80,000 £77,534 £75,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £102,500 £100,000 £100,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +37.93%
75th Percentile £132,500 £126,250 £122,500
90th Percentile £143,750 £142,500 £135,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.41% +58.82% -5.56%

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 85,537 42,796 28,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 47.08% 39.70% 36.45%
Number of salaries quoted 34,479 26,431 22,822
10th Percentile £33,984 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.09% +4.55% +0.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,250 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 4 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 16 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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -50 1,192 £102,500 +2.50% 95
London -61 1,153 £105,000 +5.00% 89
Work from Home -3 503 £100,000 - 33
UK excluding London -139 45 £62,500 -7.41% 8
South East -76 10 £95,000 +40.74%
Midlands -71 9 £55,000 -18.52% 2
East Midlands -40 8 £55,000 -7.95% 2
North of England - 7 £75,000 -
Channel Islands - 6 £63,750 -
Scotland -50 5 £48,383 - 1
North West - 5 £90,000 -
South West -23 4 £38,750 -13.89% 4
East of England -89 3 £80,000 +28.00%
Yorkshire - 2 £75,000 -
West Midlands -57 1 £70,000 +3.70%
Northern Ireland - 1 £65,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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).

1 947 (75.88%) Finance
2 558 (44.71%) Front Office
3 553 (44.31%) Agile
4 550 (44.07%) Equities
5 524 (41.99%) Fixed Income
6 518 (41.51%) Software Engineering
7 468 (37.50%) Java
8 460 (36.86%) JavaScript
9 416 (33.33%) Derivative
10 412 (33.01%) AWS
11 402 (32.21%) React
12 393 (31.49%) Asset Management
13 368 (29.49%) Investment Management
14 338 (27.08%) C#
15 323 (25.88%) Python
16 298 (23.88%) Analytics
17 294 (23.56%) .NET
18 293 (23.48%) Hedge funds
19 292 (23.40%) Social Skills
20 270 (21.63%) Azure
21 269 (21.55%) CI/CD
22 266 (21.31%) TypeScript
22 266 (21.31%) Microservices
23 233 (18.67%) Fintech
23 233 (18.67%) QA
24 228 (18.27%) Banking
25 218 (17.47%) .NET Core
26 216 (17.31%) SQL
27 209 (16.75%) GCP
28 170 (13.62%) TDD

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 33 (2.64%) Confluence
2 20 (1.60%) Apache Airflow
3 19 (1.52%) Apache
4 14 (1.12%) Jupyter
5 13 (1.04%) Jetty
6 9 (0.72%) CMS
7 7 (0.56%) Ethereum
7 7 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.40%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.40%) WordPress
9 4 (0.32%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.16%) IIS
11 1 (0.080%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.080%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 44 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.96%) Markit EDM
2 12 (0.96%) SimCorp Dimension
3 7 (0.56%) Ripple
3 7 (0.56%) Ripple XRP
4 5 (0.40%) MetaTrader
5 4 (0.32%) Fidessa
6 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.080%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.080%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.080%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.080%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 412 (33.01%) AWS
2 270 (21.63%) Azure
3 209 (16.75%) GCP
4 43 (3.45%) GitHub
4 43 (3.45%) npm
5 40 (3.21%) Yarn
6 34 (2.72%) Amazon S3
7 28 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (1.92%) Serverless
9 23 (1.84%) Miro
9 23 (1.84%) Slack
10 22 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (1.28%) Figma
13 15 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.20%) Power Platform
14 14 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (1.12%) Azure Service Bus
15 11 (0.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 10 (0.80%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.16%) HTTP
2 14 (1.12%) FIX Connectivity
2 14 (1.12%) SSL
3 10 (0.80%) SSH
4 9 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.56%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.48%) DNS
7 4 (0.32%) DSL
7 4 (0.32%) Firewall
8 2 (0.16%) DHCP
8 2 (0.16%) Multicast
8 2 (0.16%) Telnet
8 2 (0.16%) VoIP
9 1 (0.080%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.080%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
2 71 (5.69%) SQL Server
3 29 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.52%) Apache Ignite
6 18 (1.44%) KDB
7 16 (1.28%) Amazon Athena
7 16 (1.28%) MySQL
8 15 (1.20%) Power BI
9 14 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.04%) Tableau
11 10 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
14 7 (0.56%) Big Data
14 7 (0.56%) Parquet
15 6 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
16 5 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 131 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 99 (7.93%) JIRA
3 67 (5.37%) GitLab
4 63 (5.05%) Jenkins
5 53 (4.25%) git-flow
6 44 (3.53%) JUnit
7 36 (2.88%) Maven
8 33 (2.64%) Cucumber
9 32 (2.56%) Gradle
10 22 (1.76%) Selenium
11 20 (1.60%) Mockito
12 19 (1.52%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.44%) gulp
14 17 (1.36%) webpack
15 15 (1.20%) Postman
16 13 (1.04%) Apache Ivy
16 13 (1.04%) Bitbucket
16 13 (1.04%) Concordion
16 13 (1.04%) Jasmine
16 13 (1.04%) Travis CI
General
1 947 (75.88%) Finance
2 558 (44.71%) Front Office
3 292 (23.40%) Social Skills
4 228 (18.27%) Banking
5 143 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
6 127 (10.18%) Games
7 119 (9.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 72 (5.77%) Investment Banking
9 50 (4.01%) Marketing
10 47 (3.77%) Financial Institution
11 26 (2.08%) Advertising
12 21 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
13 14 (1.12%) Back Office
13 14 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
14 11 (0.88%) Prime Brokerage
15 9 (0.72%) Influencing Skills
15 9 (0.72%) Legal
16 7 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
17 5 (0.40%) Retail
18 4 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 669 (53.61%) Developer
2 341 (27.32%) Software Engineer
3 250 (20.03%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 226 (18.11%) Java Developer
5 184 (14.74%) Senior Developer
6 157 (12.58%) Analyst
7 156 (12.50%) .NET Developer
7 156 (12.50%) AWS Developer
8 149 (11.94%) AWS Engineer
9 141 (11.30%) AWS Software Engineer
10 133 (10.66%) Senior Software Engineer
11 119 (9.54%) Finance Manager
12 117 (9.38%) Java Engineer
13 105 (8.41%) Java Software Engineer
14 99 (7.93%) .NET Software Engineer
15 96 (7.69%) React Developer
16 94 (7.53%) C# Developer
16 94 (7.53%) Senior Software Developer
17 93 (7.45%) Java Software Developer
18 91 (7.29%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (32.21%) React
2 294 (23.56%) .NET
3 218 (17.47%) .NET Core
4 133 (10.66%) HTML
5 101 (8.09%) FIX Protocol
6 99 (7.93%) ASP.NET
7 97 (7.77%) ASP.NET Core
8 85 (6.81%) AngularJS
9 82 (6.57%) RESTful
10 81 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 74 (5.93%) HTML5
12 67 (5.37%) CSS
13 66 (5.29%) gRPC
14 59 (4.73%) Vue.js
15 55 (4.41%) Redux
16 54 (4.33%) React Native
17 52 (4.17%) Node.js
18 51 (4.09%) REST
19 48 (3.85%) Protocol Buffers
20 45 (3.61%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 550 (44.07%) Equities
2 524 (41.99%) Fixed Income
3 416 (33.33%) Derivative
4 293 (23.48%) Hedge funds
5 167 (13.38%) Greenfield Project
6 130 (10.42%) User Experience
7 87 (6.97%) BBC
7 87 (6.97%) Over-the-Top Content
8 46 (3.69%) Virtual Team
9 42 (3.37%) Algorithms
10 37 (2.96%) Exotic Derivative
11 33 (2.64%) Data Structures
12 31 (2.48%) Mobile App
13 30 (2.40%) Legacy Systems
13 30 (2.40%) Reference Data
14 26 (2.08%) OTC Derivatives
15 24 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
16 22 (1.76%) Market Risk
17 21 (1.68%) PlayStation
17 21 (1.68%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 100 (8.01%) Linux
2 63 (5.05%) Unix
3 36 (2.88%) Windows
4 25 (2.00%) CentOS
5 12 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.80%) Android
7 5 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.24%) VMS
8 3 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.16%) Fedora
10 1 (0.080%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (44.31%) Agile
2 518 (41.51%) Software Engineering
3 393 (31.49%) Asset Management
4 368 (29.49%) Investment Management
5 298 (23.88%) Analytics
6 269 (21.55%) CI/CD
7 266 (21.31%) Microservices
8 233 (18.67%) Fintech
9 170 (13.62%) TDD
10 153 (12.26%) DevOps
10 153 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
11 144 (11.54%) Test Automation
12 136 (10.90%) Front End Development
13 132 (10.58%) Computer Science
14 128 (10.26%) Low Latency
15 112 (8.97%) Multithreading
16 109 (8.73%) Coaching
17 106 (8.49%) Full Stack Development
17 106 (8.49%) Mentoring
18 104 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 468 (37.50%) Java
2 460 (36.86%) JavaScript
3 338 (27.08%) C#
4 323 (25.88%) Python
5 266 (21.31%) TypeScript
6 216 (17.31%) SQL
7 120 (9.62%) C++
8 33 (2.64%) ES6
9 28 (2.24%) C
10 27 (2.16%) Kotlin
11 16 (1.28%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.04%) Bash
13 11 (0.88%) Groovy
13 11 (0.88%) Scala
14 10 (0.80%) VBA
15 8 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.56%) Perl
17 5 (0.40%) XPath
18 4 (0.32%) BrightScript
18 4 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 112 (8.97%) Degree
2 74 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (3.04%) PhD
4 11 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 11 (0.88%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.24%) CFA
6 3 (0.24%) MCSA
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.16%) MCDST
7 2 (0.16%) MCITP
7 2 (0.16%) MCP
7 2 (0.16%) MCSE
8 1 (0.080%) AAT
8 1 (0.080%) ACCA
8 1 (0.080%) CCNA
8 1 (0.080%) CIMA
8 1 (0.080%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.080%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (18.67%) QA
2 12 (0.96%) EMIR
2 12 (0.96%) MiFID
3 8 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.56%) SLA
5 2 (0.16%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.080%) GRC
6 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.080%) NIST
6 1 (0.080%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.080%) PMO
6 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 137 (10.98%) Docker
2 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.080%) HDFS
4 1 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 69 (5.53%) Terraform
2 56 (4.49%) Kubernetes
3 11 (0.88%) Prometheus
4 8 (0.64%) Ansible
5 3 (0.24%) Puppet
6 2 (0.16%) Grafana
6 2 (0.16%) SCCM
7 1 (0.080%) FTK
7 1 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.080%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.080%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 94 (7.53%) Apple
2 51 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 42 (3.37%) Charles River
4 38 (3.04%) Bloomberg
5 34 (2.72%) Oracle
6 27 (2.16%) BISAM
7 17 (1.36%) Calypso
8 15 (1.20%) Murex
9 13 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.96%) SimCorp
11 11 (0.88%) Klarna
11 11 (0.88%) Sun
12 10 (0.80%) FIS
13 8 (0.64%) Google
14 7 (0.56%) Sybase
14 7 (0.56%) Tradeweb
14 7 (0.56%) Xero
15 5 (0.40%) MarketAxess
15 5 (0.40%) Reuters
16 4 (0.32%) TIBCO