The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 50 51
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 245 352 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.59% 5.00% 4.41%
As % of the General category 8.51% 8.46% 7.63%
Number of salaries quoted 219 323 415
Median salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £48,200
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £91,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2879 4162 6093
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 53.99% 59.09% 57.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2603 3749 5003
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Front Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office 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 in the City of London.

Salary trend for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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.

1 299 (61.27%) Finance
2 223 (45.70%) Banking
3 187 (38.32%) SQL
4 177 (36.27%) Java
5 129 (26.43%) Linux
6 118 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
7 106 (21.72%) C#
8 101 (20.70%) C++
9 99 (20.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 92 (18.85%) Degree
11 91 (18.65%) Python
12 90 (18.44%) Investment Banking
13 88 (18.03%) Unix
14 87 (17.83%) Multithreading
15 86 (17.62%) Low Latency
16 83 (17.01%) Electronic Trading
17 80 (16.39%) Maven
18 74 (15.16%) Spring
19 71 (14.55%) Fixed Income
20 70 (14.34%) J2SE
21 67 (13.73%) .NET
22 65 (13.32%) JUnit
22 65 (13.32%) Gradle
23 64 (13.11%) SQL Server
23 64 (13.11%) OOD
24 62 (12.70%) Mathematics
25 58 (11.89%) Derivative
26 57 (11.68%) FIX Protocol
27 53 (10.86%) Computer Science
28 49 (10.04%) TIBCO

Front Office
Co-occurring 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 9 (1.84%) Confluence
1 9 (1.84%) JBoss
2 7 (1.43%) Apache
3 6 (1.23%) IIS
4 5 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.20%) IPython
8 1 (0.20%) Jetty
8 1 (0.20%) SAS
8 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.43%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Bloomberg AIM
3 2 (0.41%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.41%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.41%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.20%) Endur
4 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.20%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 1 (0.20%) RMDS
4 1 (0.20%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.82%) GitHub
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.41%) DNS
1 2 (0.41%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (0.41%) LDAP
1 2 (0.41%) SAN
1 2 (0.41%) SSL
2 1 (0.20%) Firewall
2 1 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (3.07%) NoSQL
5 14 (2.87%) KDB
6 12 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.84%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.84%) Power BI
7 9 (1.84%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.43%) Big Data
8 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.43%) Tick Data
9 6 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.23%) QlikView
10 5 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.82%) DB2
12 3 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 80 (16.39%) Maven
2 65 (13.32%) Gradle
2 65 (13.32%) JUnit
3 18 (3.69%) JIRA
4 9 (1.84%) FishEye
5 8 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 8 (1.64%) FlexUnit
5 8 (1.64%) IntelliJ
5 8 (1.64%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.64%) Moq
5 8 (1.64%) NUnit
6 7 (1.43%) Subversion
7 5 (1.02%) Ant
7 5 (1.02%) MSTest
7 5 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (0.82%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.61%) Grunt
9 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 299 (61.27%) Finance
2 223 (45.70%) Banking
3 90 (18.44%) Investment Banking
4 36 (7.38%) Advertising
5 26 (5.33%) Back Office
6 8 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.43%) Legal
8 5 (1.02%) Retail
9 3 (0.61%) French Language
9 3 (0.61%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.41%) Electronics
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 281 (57.58%) Developer
2 139 (28.48%) Java Developer
3 103 (21.11%) Front Office Developer
4 95 (19.47%) Analyst
5 70 (14.34%) Senior Developer
6 66 (13.52%) Senior Java Developer
7 51 (10.45%) Business Analyst
7 51 (10.45%) Java Pricing Developer
8 45 (9.22%) C# Developer
9 41 (8.40%) C++ Developer
10 29 (5.94%) Applications Support
11 22 (4.51%) Architect
12 20 (4.10%) .NET Developer
13 19 (3.89%) Core Java Developer
13 19 (3.89%) Enterprise Architect
14 18 (3.69%) Qualitative Analyst
14 18 (3.69%) Quantitative Analyst
14 18 (3.69%) Support Analyst
15 17 (3.48%) Python Developer
16 15 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (15.16%) Spring
2 70 (14.34%) J2SE
3 67 (13.73%) .NET
4 57 (11.68%) FIX Protocol
5 39 (7.99%) JDBC
6 33 (6.76%) WPF
7 29 (5.94%) HTML
8 28 (5.74%) AngularJS
9 25 (5.12%) XML
10 24 (4.92%) WCF
11 18 (3.69%) HTML5
12 17 (3.48%) Hibernate
12 17 (3.48%) Rendezvous
12 17 (3.48%) TIBCO EMS
13 15 (3.07%) ASP.NET
14 14 (2.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 14 (2.87%) JMS
15 12 (2.46%) STL
16 10 (2.05%) Middleware
17 9 (1.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 99 (20.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 71 (14.55%) Fixed Income
3 58 (11.89%) Derivative
4 53 (10.86%) Computer Science
5 38 (7.79%) Fintech
6 30 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (5.74%) Equities
8 27 (5.53%) Hedge funds
9 21 (4.30%) Market Risk
10 17 (3.48%) Credit Risk
10 17 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (3.28%) Equity Derivative
12 15 (3.07%) Client/Server
13 12 (2.46%) Algorithms
14 8 (1.64%) N-Tier
14 8 (1.64%) Swaptions
15 3 (0.61%) Grid Computing
15 3 (0.61%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.61%) OTC Derivatives
15 3 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 129 (26.43%) Linux
2 88 (18.03%) Unix
3 33 (6.76%) Windows
4 7 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.61%) CentOS
7 2 (0.41%) Solaris
7 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (17.83%) Multithreading
3 86 (17.62%) Low Latency
4 83 (17.01%) Electronic Trading
5 64 (13.11%) OOD
6 62 (12.70%) Mathematics
7 49 (10.04%) Asset Management
8 42 (8.61%) Investment Management
9 40 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (8.20%) Risk Management
10 38 (7.79%) Analytics
10 38 (7.79%) SDLC
11 35 (7.17%) DevOps
12 34 (6.97%) Physics
13 32 (6.56%) Business Analysis
13 32 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (6.35%) IT Strategy
15 28 (5.74%) TDD
16 27 (5.53%) OO
17 25 (5.12%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 187 (38.32%) SQL
2 177 (36.27%) Java
3 106 (21.72%) C#
4 101 (20.70%) C++
5 91 (18.65%) Python
6 49 (10.04%) JavaScript
7 28 (5.74%) Perl
8 24 (4.92%) Scala
8 24 (4.92%) VBA
9 22 (4.51%) C
10 16 (3.28%) MATLAB
11 15 (3.07%) R
11 15 (3.07%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.05%) VB
13 8 (1.64%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.02%) F#
15 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.61%) Lingo
16 3 (0.61%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (18.85%) Degree
2 34 (6.97%) PhD
3 19 (3.89%) Postgraduate
4 4 (0.82%) PMP
4 4 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.41%) CCAB
7 1 (0.20%) MCP
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.94%) MiFID
2 21 (4.30%) QA
3 11 (2.25%) EMIR
4 10 (2.05%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (1.43%) SLA
6 5 (1.02%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.41%) FATCA
7 2 (0.41%) PMO
8 1 (0.20%) Basel III
8 1 (0.20%) COREP
8 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.20%) FINREP
8 1 (0.20%) IFRS
8 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.41%) Docker
1 2 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (1.84%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (1.43%) Ansible
3 5 (1.02%) Puppet
4 2 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.20%) MOM
5 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 49 (10.04%) TIBCO
2 29 (5.94%) Oracle
3 28 (5.74%) StreamBase
4 21 (4.30%) Microsoft
5 14 (2.87%) Murex
6 13 (2.66%) Sybase
7 12 (2.46%) ION Trading
8 10 (2.05%) Charles River
8 10 (2.05%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.84%) Tableau
10 8 (1.64%) Adobe
10 8 (1.64%) Bloomberg
10 8 (1.64%) InterSystems
11 7 (1.43%) Fidessa
12 5 (1.02%) Solace
13 4 (0.82%) BMC
13 4 (0.82%) Calypso
13 4 (0.82%) HP
13 4 (0.82%) Sophis
13 4 (0.82%) Splunk
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to 250,000 SGD / (~£130K)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus,Pension,Training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £125000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £95,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £10000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + very large package and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + be - big bonus, 28 days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Bond Mckenzie
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum plus guaranteed min. 20%+ bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £110000 - £125000 per annum + plus large bonus (40%) and package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + plus large package and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £110k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago