The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 75 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +9
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 232 597 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 3.80% 6.16% 5.41%
As % of the General category 6.25% 10.16% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 208 520 574
Median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £51,350 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
Front Office
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3712 5874 6960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 60.72% 60.61% 58.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3408 4999 5709
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front Office across the City of London region.

Front Office Salary Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front Office across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Front Office Salary Histogram in the City of London

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 354 (62.32%) Finance
2 231 (40.67%) SQL
3 175 (30.81%) Java
4 169 (29.75%) Banking
5 116 (20.42%) Fixed Income
5 116 (20.42%) C#
6 114 (20.07%) Degree
7 110 (19.37%) Mathematics
7 110 (19.37%) Derivative
8 109 (19.19%) Equities
9 106 (18.66%) Python
10 100 (17.61%) C++
11 98 (17.25%) Linux
12 88 (15.49%) Multithreading
13 84 (14.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 83 (14.61%) Unix
15 82 (14.44%) Investment Management
16 79 (13.91%) Advertising
17 77 (13.56%) .NET
18 71 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
19 70 (12.32%) SQL Server
20 59 (10.39%) Asset Management
20 59 (10.39%) Investment Banking
21 58 (10.21%) Wealth Management
22 51 (8.98%) OOD
23 50 (8.80%) Oracle
24 48 (8.45%) Back Office
25 47 (8.27%) Spring
25 47 (8.27%) MS Excel
26 46 (8.10%) JavaScript

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 13 (2.29%) IIS
2 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.18%) GemFire
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 47 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.11%) MS Project
3 9 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.53%) MS Office
4 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (3.17%) thinkFolio
2 12 (2.11%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.23%) SimCorp Dimension
4 6 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.53%) Endur
5 3 (0.53%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.35%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.35%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.35%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.35%) WebEx
2 1 (0.18%) DHCP
2 1 (0.18%) DNS
2 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.41%) Big Data
7 7 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (1.23%) QlikView
7 7 (1.23%) Redis
8 6 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.70%) KDB
10 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.70%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.53%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 39 (6.87%) Maven
2 35 (6.16%) JUnit
3 33 (5.81%) Gradle
4 20 (3.52%) JIRA
5 11 (1.94%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.23%) CruiseControl
7 4 (0.70%) Ant
7 4 (0.70%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.53%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.53%) NUnit
8 3 (0.53%) Selenium
8 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.35%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.35%) JProfiler
9 2 (0.35%) Liquibase
9 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 354 (62.32%) Finance
2 169 (29.75%) Banking
3 79 (13.91%) Advertising
4 59 (10.39%) Investment Banking
5 48 (8.45%) Back Office
6 17 (2.99%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.70%) Legal
8 4 (0.70%) Retail
9 2 (0.35%) Games
9 2 (0.35%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) Marketing
10 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 289 (50.88%) Developer
2 159 (27.99%) Analyst
3 131 (23.06%) Java Developer
4 89 (15.67%) Front Office Developer
5 78 (13.73%) Business Analyst
6 73 (12.85%) Senior Developer
7 63 (11.09%) C# Developer
8 51 (8.98%) Applications Support
9 47 (8.27%) C++ Developer
10 44 (7.75%) Senior Java Developer
11 40 (7.04%) Python Developer
12 37 (6.51%) Support Analyst
13 33 (5.81%) .NET Developer
14 31 (5.46%) Front Office Business Analyst
15 30 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
16 24 (4.23%) Project Manager
17 22 (3.87%) Applications Support Analyst
17 22 (3.87%) Quantitative Developer
17 22 (3.87%) Senior C# Developer
18 21 (3.70%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (13.56%) .NET
2 47 (8.27%) Spring
3 41 (7.22%) FIX Protocol
4 35 (6.16%) ASP.NET
5 33 (5.81%) J2SE
5 33 (5.81%) JDBC
6 30 (5.28%) AngularJS
6 30 (5.28%) STL
7 28 (4.93%) XML
8 26 (4.58%) WPF
9 20 (3.52%) Esper
10 18 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (3.17%) WCF
11 17 (2.99%) .NET Framework
12 16 (2.82%) jQuery
12 16 (2.82%) WinForms
13 15 (2.64%) JMS
14 14 (2.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 13 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 13 (2.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 116 (20.42%) Fixed Income
2 110 (19.37%) Derivative
2 110 (19.37%) Mathematics
3 109 (19.19%) Equities
4 84 (14.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 42 (7.39%) Computer Science
6 40 (7.04%) Hedge funds
7 30 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (4.93%) Algorithms
9 27 (4.75%) Equity Derivative
10 19 (3.35%) Data Structures
11 17 (2.99%) Physics
12 14 (2.46%) Visualisation
13 11 (1.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 11 (1.94%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.76%) Fintech
14 10 (1.76%) Market Risk
15 9 (1.58%) Grid Computing
16 8 (1.41%) Credit Risk
17 6 (1.06%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 98 (17.25%) Linux
2 83 (14.61%) Unix
3 31 (5.46%) Windows
4 9 (1.58%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.49%) Multithreading
2 82 (14.44%) Investment Management
3 71 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (10.39%) Asset Management
5 58 (10.21%) Wealth Management
6 51 (8.98%) OOD
7 41 (7.22%) Business Analysis
8 40 (7.04%) Project Management
9 37 (6.51%) Risk Management
10 34 (5.99%) SDLC
11 32 (5.63%) Analytics
11 32 (5.63%) Low Latency
11 32 (5.63%) MVC
12 31 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (5.11%) Electronic Trading
14 28 (4.93%) PRINCE2
15 25 (4.40%) Algorithmic Trading
16 24 (4.23%) Concurrent Programming
17 23 (4.05%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 231 (40.67%) SQL
2 175 (30.81%) Java
3 116 (20.42%) C#
4 106 (18.66%) Python
5 100 (17.61%) C++
6 46 (8.10%) JavaScript
7 38 (6.69%) VBA
8 28 (4.93%) VB
9 20 (3.52%) C
10 19 (3.35%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.64%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.94%) Perl
13 7 (1.23%) Scala
14 6 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.06%) VB6
15 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.70%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.53%) Haskell
17 3 (0.53%) R
18 2 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 114 (20.07%) Degree
2 26 (4.58%) PMP
3 25 (4.40%) PMI Certification
4 12 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (1.76%) ISEB
6 4 (0.70%) PhD
7 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.18%) CISA
8 1 (0.18%) CISM
8 1 (0.18%) CISSP
8 1 (0.18%) CRISC
8 1 (0.18%) MCSE
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.17%) MiFID
2 13 (2.29%) QA
3 5 (0.88%) FATCA
4 3 (0.53%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.35%) EMIR
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 50 (8.80%) Oracle
2 36 (6.34%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.23%) Sybase
4 21 (3.70%) TIBCO
5 20 (3.52%) Charles River
5 20 (3.52%) StreamBase
6 19 (3.35%) Bloomberg
7 17 (2.99%) ION Trading
8 13 (2.29%) SimCorp
9 10 (1.76%) OpenLink
10 7 (1.23%) Eze Castle Integration
11 6 (1.06%) Trayport
12 5 (0.88%) HP
13 4 (0.70%) Calypso
13 4 (0.70%) Murex
13 4 (0.70%) StatPro
13 4 (0.70%) Tableau
14 3 (0.53%) BISAM
14 3 (0.53%) DataSynapse
14 3 (0.53%) Vermilion
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