Period
to 16 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
London > Central London
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 90 73
Rank change year-on-year -50 -17 +14
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 293 495 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.29% 3.54% 4.06%
As % of the General category 4.73% 6.69% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 242 444 467
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £53,750 £47,875 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £113,375 £109,250
London median annual salary £90,000 £82,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.45% +6.90%

Front Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 6,196 7,403 6,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 48.32% 52.95% 54.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5,386 6,533 6,033
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +3.45%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +0.00%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in Central London

Front Office
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for Front Office in Central London

Front Office
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in Central London over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Front Office in Central London

Front Office
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the Central London region over the 6 months to 16 September 2019. 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
City of London -36 285 £80,000 - 67
City of Westminster -3 1 £160,000 +72.97%
Front Office
London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, IT jobs citing Front Office 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 across the Central London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 132 (45.05%) Finance
2 115 (39.25%) Java
3 72 (24.57%) SQL
4 71 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (23.89%) Fixed Income
6 67 (22.87%) Banking
7 66 (22.53%) C#
8 59 (20.14%) Python
9 57 (19.45%) Equities
10 44 (15.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 44 (15.02%) AngularJS
11 43 (14.68%) Asset Management
12 41 (13.99%) FIX Protocol
12 41 (13.99%) SQL Server
13 40 (13.65%) .NET
14 38 (12.97%) C++
14 38 (12.97%) Linux
15 37 (12.63%) JavaScript
15 37 (12.63%) React
16 36 (12.29%) Back Office
17 35 (11.95%) Derivative
17 35 (11.95%) Investment Management
17 35 (11.95%) AWS
18 34 (11.60%) Microservices
18 34 (11.60%) Windows
19 33 (11.26%) Unix
19 33 (11.26%) Multithreading
20 32 (10.92%) Computer Science
21 30 (10.24%) Low Latency
21 30 (10.24%) Greenfield Project

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 7 (2.39%) Oracle Coherence
2 4 (1.37%) Apache
2 4 (1.37%) Confluence
2 4 (1.37%) GemFire
2 4 (1.37%) IIS
2 4 (1.37%) nginx
3 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (7.17%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.02%) ION MarketView
3 3 (1.02%) RMDS
4 2 (0.68%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.68%) Tradar
5 1 (0.34%) Minerva
5 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.34%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.95%) AWS
2 29 (9.90%) GCP
3 21 (7.17%) Azure
4 7 (2.39%) GitHub
5 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.02%) SaaS
6 2 (0.68%) npm
7 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.34%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.73%) LAN
1 8 (2.73%) WAN
2 5 (1.71%) FIX Connectivity
3 4 (1.37%) Softphone
3 4 (1.37%) Wireless
4 2 (0.68%) Firewall
4 2 (0.68%) Internet
4 2 (0.68%) Multicast
4 2 (0.68%) SAN
4 2 (0.68%) SSL
4 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.80%) Big Data
3 7 (2.39%) KDB
4 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.68%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.68%) MS Access
7 2 (0.68%) MySQL
7 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Ignite
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) Power BI
8 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (4.78%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.41%) JIRA
3 9 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (3.07%) GitLab
3 9 (3.07%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.39%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.71%) Hudson
5 5 (1.71%) Selenium
6 4 (1.37%) JUnit
6 4 (1.37%) YourKit
7 2 (0.68%) Babel
7 2 (0.68%) Maven
7 2 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.68%) Subversion
7 2 (0.68%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.68%) webpack
8 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 132 (45.05%) Finance
2 67 (22.87%) Banking
3 36 (12.29%) Back Office
4 26 (8.87%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.10%) Law
6 11 (3.75%) Retail
7 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 140 (47.78%) Developer
2 61 (20.82%) Java Developer
3 60 (20.48%) Analyst
4 40 (13.65%) Front Office Developer
5 33 (11.26%) Senior Developer
6 30 (10.24%) Support Analyst
7 26 (8.87%) Applications Support
8 24 (8.19%) Business Analyst
9 21 (7.17%) Architect
9 21 (7.17%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (6.48%) C# Developer
11 18 (6.14%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (5.80%) Lead Architect
13 14 (4.78%) Quantitative Developer
14 13 (4.44%) Support Engineer
15 12 (4.10%) Python Developer
16 11 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
17 10 (3.41%) Applications Engineer
17 10 (3.41%) Applications Support Engineer
17 10 (3.41%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.02%) AngularJS
2 41 (13.99%) FIX Protocol
3 40 (13.65%) .NET
4 37 (12.63%) React
5 21 (7.17%) HTML
6 15 (5.12%) REST
7 14 (4.78%) Node.js
8 11 (3.75%) Spring
8 11 (3.75%) Web Services
9 10 (3.41%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.41%) CSS
10 9 (3.07%) RESTful
10 9 (3.07%) XML
11 8 (2.73%) HTML5
11 8 (2.73%) WPF
12 7 (2.39%) Reactive Extensions
12 7 (2.39%) WebSockets
13 6 (2.05%) Kafka
13 6 (2.05%) Spring Boot
14 5 (1.71%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 70 (23.89%) Fixed Income
2 57 (19.45%) Equities
3 44 (15.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 35 (11.95%) Derivative
5 30 (10.24%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (8.53%) Hedge funds
7 17 (5.80%) Management Information System
8 12 (4.10%) Market Risk
9 11 (3.75%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.73%) Credit Risk
11 7 (2.39%) Data Structures
12 6 (2.05%) Cloud Native
12 6 (2.05%) Grid Computing
13 5 (1.71%) Reference Data
14 4 (1.37%) Algorithms
14 4 (1.37%) Smartphone
15 3 (1.02%) Reinsurance
15 3 (1.02%) User Experience
16 2 (0.68%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.97%) Linux
2 34 (11.60%) Windows
3 33 (11.26%) Unix
4 12 (4.10%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (14.68%) Asset Management
3 35 (11.95%) Investment Management
4 34 (11.60%) Microservices
5 33 (11.26%) Multithreading
6 32 (10.92%) Computer Science
7 30 (10.24%) Low Latency
8 28 (9.56%) SDLC
9 27 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (7.85%) Electronic Trading
10 23 (7.85%) Fintech
11 21 (7.17%) OO
12 19 (6.48%) Analytics
13 15 (5.12%) DevOps
13 15 (5.12%) Migration
13 15 (5.12%) TDD
14 14 (4.78%) Artificial Intelligence
14 14 (4.78%) Risk Management
15 13 (4.44%) Algorithmic Trading
15 13 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (39.25%) Java
2 72 (24.57%) SQL
3 66 (22.53%) C#
4 59 (20.14%) Python
5 38 (12.97%) C++
6 37 (12.63%) JavaScript
7 22 (7.51%) Scala
8 14 (4.78%) Java 8
9 13 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.44%) TypeScript
10 9 (3.07%) Perl
11 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.37%) AWK
12 4 (1.37%) VBA
13 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.68%) C
14 2 (0.68%) F#
14 2 (0.68%) Haskell
14 2 (0.68%) Ruby
14 2 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (7.85%) Degree
2 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (1.02%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.34%) CFA
3 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.34%) ISEB
3 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.34%) PhD
3 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.75%) QA
2 10 (3.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.68%) EMIR
3 2 (0.68%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (7.51%) Docker
2 4 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (8.53%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.73%) Ansible
3 7 (2.39%) Terraform
4 4 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (1.37%) SCCM
5 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (8.53%) Microsoft
1 25 (8.53%) Oracle
2 23 (7.85%) Charles River
3 20 (6.83%) Google
4 15 (5.12%) Fidessa
5 12 (4.10%) Sybase
6 7 (2.39%) Bloomberg
6 7 (2.39%) SimCorp
7 6 (2.05%) Portware
7 6 (2.05%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.71%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.37%) Citrix
9 4 (1.37%) GoldenSource
9 4 (1.37%) ION Trading
9 4 (1.37%) SAP
9 4 (1.37%) Solace
10 3 (1.02%) Murex
10 3 (1.02%) VMware
11 2 (0.68%) Reuters
11 2 (0.68%) Sophis