Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 272 411
Rank change year-on-year -108 +139 -92
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,347 2,325 1,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.33% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.85% 2.99% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,112 892 1,147
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £116,250 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +37.78% -10.00% +23.46%

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 72,669 77,822 80,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.10% 44.61% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56,275 58,503 66,072
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,475 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 10 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 22 October 2018. 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 -115 1,319 £75,000 - 147
London -75 1,291 £75,000 -4.76% 141
UK excluding London -71 53 £62,000 +37.78% 10
Scotland +16 19 £65,000 - 1
South East -1 18 £75,000 +66.67% 2
North of England +2 6 £25,000 -47.37% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £46,250 - 3
North West +5 5 £25,000 -47.37% 1
East of England -51 4 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Yorkshire +20 1 £50,000 +30.72%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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).

1 941 (69.86%) Finance
2 633 (46.99%) Equities
3 591 (43.88%) SQL
4 570 (42.32%) Front Office
5 555 (41.20%) Fixed Income
6 549 (40.76%) Derivative
7 467 (34.67%) Java
8 459 (34.08%) Banking
9 354 (26.28%) C#
10 333 (24.72%) Degree
11 311 (23.09%) Asset Management
11 311 (23.09%) Python
12 288 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
13 271 (20.12%) Investment Banking
14 267 (19.82%) Hedge funds
15 260 (19.30%) C++
16 238 (17.67%) FIX Protocol
17 233 (17.30%) Linux
18 227 (16.85%) Fintech
19 219 (16.26%) Investment Management
20 204 (15.14%) SQL Server
21 195 (14.48%) .NET
22 192 (14.25%) Software Engineering
23 158 (11.73%) Oracle
23 158 (11.73%) Unix
24 153 (11.36%) Mathematics
25 152 (11.28%) Multithreading
25 152 (11.28%) Low Latency
26 132 (9.80%) thinkFolio
27 128 (9.50%) Windows

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 61 (4.53%) Apache
2 44 (3.27%) Tomcat
3 28 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 19 (1.41%) Ethereum
5 17 (1.26%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.89%) Confluence
6 12 (0.89%) IIS
7 6 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.37%) GemFire
9 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.30%) CMS
9 4 (0.30%) JBoss
9 4 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.074%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.074%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.074%) Umbraco
Applications
1 49 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.15%) Maya
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 132 (9.80%) thinkFolio
2 86 (6.38%) Markit EDM
3 78 (5.79%) Front Arena
4 22 (1.63%) Eagle PACE
5 19 (1.41%) Ripple
6 16 (1.19%) Bloomberg AIM
7 12 (0.89%) SunGard GMI
8 7 (0.52%) MetaTrader
9 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.22%) Endur
10 3 (0.22%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.22%) Misys Midas
11 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.15%) Kondor
11 2 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
11 2 (0.15%) Salerio
11 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
12 1 (0.074%) Eikon
12 1 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 99 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.27%) SaaS
4 17 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (0.97%) Office 365
6 8 (0.59%) Serverless
7 5 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.30%) G Suite
8 4 (0.30%) GitHub
9 3 (0.22%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.22%) PaaS
9 3 (0.22%) Yarn
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.15%) NuGet
10 2 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.97%) FIX Connectivity
2 14 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.04%) VPN
3 13 (0.97%) DNS
3 13 (0.97%) Internet
4 12 (0.89%) DHCP
5 11 (0.82%) Firewall
6 7 (0.52%) Intranet
7 6 (0.45%) Broadband
7 6 (0.45%) FTP
8 5 (0.37%) LAN
8 5 (0.37%) WAN
9 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.22%) HTTP
11 2 (0.15%) NAS
11 2 (0.15%) SMS
12 1 (0.074%) Multicast
12 1 (0.074%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.074%) SAN
12 1 (0.074%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.16%) Big Data
3 47 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (2.30%) Blockchain
5 31 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 30 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (2.08%) MySQL
8 26 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
8 26 (1.93%) Hadoop
9 22 (1.63%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.56%) NoSQL
11 19 (1.41%) MS Access
12 18 (1.34%) MongoDB
13 16 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (1.04%) DB2
15 10 (0.74%) KDB
15 10 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 86 (6.38%) TeamCity
2 80 (5.94%) Git (software)
3 61 (4.53%) Maven
4 60 (4.45%) JIRA
5 52 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 48 (3.56%) Jenkins
7 47 (3.49%) Visual Studio
8 43 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 39 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (2.45%) Gradle
11 26 (1.93%) MSBuild
12 24 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
13 18 (1.34%) Toad
14 16 (1.19%) Selenium
14 16 (1.19%) Subversion
15 15 (1.11%) JUnit
16 12 (0.89%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
17 11 (0.82%) IntelliJ
18 10 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
General
1 941 (69.86%) Finance
2 570 (42.32%) Front Office
3 459 (34.08%) Banking
4 271 (20.12%) Investment Banking
5 103 (7.65%) Back Office
6 52 (3.86%) Financial Institution
7 45 (3.34%) French Language
8 44 (3.27%) German Language
9 43 (3.19%) Italian Language
10 26 (1.93%) Spanish Language
11 21 (1.56%) Marketing
12 18 (1.34%) Games
13 17 (1.26%) Legal
14 15 (1.11%) Advertising
15 14 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
16 9 (0.67%) Law
17 8 (0.59%) Retail
18 5 (0.37%) Electronics
18 5 (0.37%) General Ledger
19 2 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 599 (44.47%) Developer
2 299 (22.20%) Analyst
3 189 (14.03%) Java Developer
4 125 (9.28%) Applications Support
5 118 (8.76%) Business Analyst
6 114 (8.46%) C# Developer
7 100 (7.42%) Senior Developer
8 83 (6.16%) Support Analyst
9 81 (6.01%) Python Developer
10 77 (5.72%) C++ Developer
10 77 (5.72%) Support Engineer
11 62 (4.60%) Software Engineer
12 58 (4.31%) Applications Support Analyst
13 57 (4.23%) Quantitative Developer
14 54 (4.01%) .NET Developer
14 54 (4.01%) Banking Analyst
15 51 (3.79%) Applications Engineer
15 51 (3.79%) Consultant
16 49 (3.64%) Financial Analyst
17 47 (3.49%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (17.67%) FIX Protocol
2 195 (14.48%) .NET
3 104 (7.72%) React
4 91 (6.76%) WPF
5 84 (6.24%) HTML
6 82 (6.09%) AngularJS
7 77 (5.72%) Web Services
8 59 (4.38%) HTML5
9 54 (4.01%) WCF
10 51 (3.79%) Middleware
11 50 (3.71%) J2SE
12 48 (3.56%) ASP.NET
13 47 (3.49%) J2EE
14 45 (3.34%) Spring
15 41 (3.04%) XML
16 40 (2.97%) .NET Framework
17 32 (2.38%) RESTful
18 26 (1.93%) jQuery
18 26 (1.93%) Kafka
19 24 (1.78%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 633 (46.99%) Equities
2 555 (41.20%) Fixed Income
3 549 (40.76%) Derivative
4 267 (19.82%) Hedge funds
5 227 (16.85%) Fintech
6 122 (9.06%) Computer Science
7 101 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (5.05%) Algorithms
9 66 (4.90%) OTC Derivatives
10 61 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
11 56 (4.16%) Exotic Derivative
12 50 (3.71%) Market Risk
13 49 (3.64%) Credit Derivative
14 45 (3.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 45 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
15 37 (2.75%) Mobile App
16 35 (2.60%) Equity Derivative
17 31 (2.30%) Virtual Team
18 28 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
19 26 (1.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 233 (17.30%) Linux
2 158 (11.73%) Unix
3 128 (9.50%) Windows
4 17 (1.26%) SUSE
5 16 (1.19%) Fedora
5 16 (1.19%) Ubuntu
6 15 (1.11%) Solaris
7 13 (0.97%) CentOS
8 10 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.74%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.59%) Android
9 8 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.15%) AIX
11 2 (0.15%) Debian
11 2 (0.15%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (23.09%) Asset Management
2 288 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (16.26%) Investment Management
4 192 (14.25%) Software Engineering
5 153 (11.36%) Mathematics
6 152 (11.28%) Low Latency
6 152 (11.28%) Multithreading
7 119 (8.83%) Continuous Integration
8 113 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
9 112 (8.31%) Algorithmic Trading
10 108 (8.02%) Analytics
10 108 (8.02%) Electronic Trading
10 108 (8.02%) OO
10 108 (8.02%) Risk Management
11 106 (7.87%) DevOps
12 105 (7.80%) Business Analysis
13 100 (7.42%) Microservices
14 95 (7.05%) TDD
15 92 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
16 80 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 591 (43.88%) SQL
2 467 (34.67%) Java
3 354 (26.28%) C#
4 311 (23.09%) Python
5 260 (19.30%) C++
6 113 (8.39%) Perl
7 100 (7.42%) JavaScript
8 95 (7.05%) Bash Shell
9 80 (5.94%) Ruby
10 72 (5.35%) Korn
11 64 (4.75%) T-SQL
12 63 (4.68%) R
13 61 (4.53%) Bourne shell
13 61 (4.53%) Java 8
14 57 (4.23%) Scala
15 55 (4.08%) PowerShell
16 40 (2.97%) MATLAB
17 37 (2.75%) VBA
18 36 (2.67%) PL/SQL
19 31 (2.30%) C
Qualifications
1 333 (24.72%) Degree
2 54 (4.01%) Numerate Degree
3 40 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (2.75%) Master's Degree
5 29 (2.15%) PhD
6 15 (1.11%) ISEB
7 6 (0.45%) CFA
7 6 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.37%) CISSP
9 3 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.22%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (0.15%) ACCA
10 2 (0.15%) CCNP
10 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.15%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.15%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.074%) CCNA
11 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.074%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.074%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.01%) MiFID
2 45 (3.34%) QA
3 21 (1.56%) EMIR
4 9 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.59%) FATCA
6 6 (0.45%) PMO
6 6 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.37%) GDPR
8 3 (0.22%) Basel III
8 3 (0.22%) IFRS
8 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
8 3 (0.22%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.22%) SLA
9 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.15%) SEPA
10 1 (0.074%) Basel II
10 1 (0.074%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (3.49%) Docker
2 14 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.45%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.22%) zsh
7 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.074%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (2.75%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.56%) Terraform
3 15 (1.11%) Automic
3 15 (1.11%) Dollar Universe
4 12 (0.89%) Control-M
5 8 (0.59%) Ansible
5 8 (0.59%) SCCM
6 7 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
6 7 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.45%) Ganglia
7 6 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.22%) Nagios
8 3 (0.22%) Puppet
9 2 (0.15%) Grafana
9 2 (0.15%) logstash
9 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.074%) Consul
10 1 (0.074%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.074%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 158 (11.73%) Oracle
2 107 (7.94%) Calypso
3 99 (7.35%) Bloomberg
3 99 (7.35%) Charles River
4 78 (5.79%) FXall
4 78 (5.79%) SimCorp
5 75 (5.57%) Reuters
6 70 (5.20%) Microsoft
7 64 (4.75%) TIBCO
8 60 (4.45%) Tradeweb
9 49 (3.64%) MarketAxess
10 42 (3.12%) Sybase
11 38 (2.82%) Murex
12 33 (2.45%) Google
13 25 (1.86%) Solace
13 25 (1.86%) StreamBase
14 24 (1.78%) Red Hat
15 23 (1.71%) Zend
16 21 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (1.34%) Fidessa