Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for FX Algorithmic Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FX Algorithmic Trading over the 6 months to 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

FX Algo Trading
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1019 1092 1214
Rank change year-on-year +73 +122 -18
Permanent jobs citing FX Algorithmic Trading 4 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.005% 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.004% 0.005% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 9
UK median annual salary £127,500 £80,000 £120,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +59.38% -33.33% +84.62%
10th Percentile £108,000 £70,000 £69,500
90th Percentile £142,500 £104,875 £125,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - - -

FX Algorithmic Trading is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 113,779 139,575 163,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.93% 92.20% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 90,201 110,131 132,360
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,882 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

FX Algorithmic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FX Algorithmic Trading as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FX Algorithmic Trading in the UK

FX Algorithmic Trading
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FX Algorithmic Trading.

Salary trend for FX Algorithmic Trading in the UK

FX Algorithmic Trading
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FX Algorithmic Trading within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 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 +121 4 £127,500 +59.38% 2
London +74 4 £127,500 +59.38% 2

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT jobs citing FX Algorithmic Trading 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 FX Algorithmic Trading.

1 4 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (75.00%) Front Office
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) React
3 2 (50.00%) Vue.js
3 2 (50.00%) Fintech
3 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) Node.js
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) JVM Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (25.00%) Market Making
4 1 (25.00%) TIBCO

FX Algorithmic Trading
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 1 (25.00%) SmartSockets
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (75.00%) Front Office
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (50.00%) React Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Algorithmic Trading Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
1 2 (50.00%) React
1 2 (50.00%) Vue.js
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Rendezvous
2 1 (25.00%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (25.00%) Equities
3 1 (25.00%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Fintech
3 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (25.00%) JVM Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Market Making
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Solace
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO