Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 64 32
Rank change year-on-year +18 -32 +11
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 495 508 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.82% 4.37% 6.10%
As % of the General category 8.33% 7.36% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 460 458 910
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £73,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £106,625 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £72,750 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +0.34% +3.57%

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5943 6905 10455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.90% 59.43% 61.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5361 6306 9034
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 280 (56.57%) Finance
2 163 (32.93%) Java
3 159 (32.12%) SQL
4 138 (27.88%) Banking
5 119 (24.04%) Linux
6 109 (22.02%) C#
7 105 (21.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 104 (21.01%) Python
9 91 (18.38%) Multithreading
10 90 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 82 (16.57%) Unix
12 81 (16.36%) Equities
13 80 (16.16%) C++
14 79 (15.96%) Fixed Income
15 74 (14.95%) SQL Server
16 73 (14.75%) Low Latency
17 68 (13.74%) Investment Banking
18 64 (12.93%) .NET
19 63 (12.73%) Derivative
20 62 (12.53%) Electronic Trading
21 58 (11.72%) Asset Management
22 54 (10.91%) FIX Protocol
22 54 (10.91%) Mathematics
23 51 (10.30%) Algorithmic Trading
23 51 (10.30%) Sybase
23 51 (10.30%) JavaScript
24 50 (10.10%) Advertising
24 50 (10.10%) Degree
25 47 (9.49%) Windows
26 45 (9.09%) Oracle

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 17 (3.43%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.63%) IBM Notes
3 11 (2.22%) IIS
4 9 (1.82%) GemFire
5 5 (1.01%) Confluence
6 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.61%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.21%) thinkFolio
2 5 (1.01%) Endur
3 4 (0.81%) Eikon
3 4 (0.81%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.81%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.40%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.40%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.40%) Summit
5 1 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.02%) Office 365
3 5 (1.01%) GitHub
3 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.41%) DHCP
2 7 (1.41%) DNS
3 5 (1.01%) Wireless
4 3 (0.61%) HTTP
5 2 (0.40%) LAN
5 2 (0.40%) WAN
6 1 (0.20%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.04%) Hadoop
3 19 (3.84%) NoSQL
3 19 (3.84%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.42%) Big Data
4 12 (2.42%) RDBMS
4 12 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.62%) KDB
7 6 (1.21%) MySQL
8 4 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.81%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.81%) MS Access
8 4 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (0.81%) QlikView
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (5.05%) Gradle
2 24 (4.85%) Maven
3 17 (3.43%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.83%) JIRA
5 8 (1.62%) Jasmine
6 7 (1.41%) JUnit
7 5 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (0.81%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.81%) gulp
8 4 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.61%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.61%) Mockito
9 3 (0.61%) Subversion
10 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.40%) GitLab
10 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.20%) EasyMock
11 1 (0.20%) Liquibase
General
1 280 (56.57%) Finance
2 138 (27.88%) Banking
3 68 (13.74%) Investment Banking
4 50 (10.10%) Advertising
5 30 (6.06%) Back Office
6 16 (3.23%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.41%) International Banking
8 4 (0.81%) Legal
9 2 (0.40%) Games
9 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 246 (49.70%) Developer
2 117 (23.64%) Analyst
3 101 (20.40%) Java Developer
4 58 (11.72%) Applications Support
5 56 (11.31%) Senior Developer
6 51 (10.30%) Support Analyst
7 42 (8.48%) Business Analyst
8 41 (8.28%) Front Office Developer
9 36 (7.27%) C# Developer
10 34 (6.87%) C++ Developer
11 30 (6.06%) .NET Developer
12 29 (5.86%) Applications Support Analyst
13 23 (4.65%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 22 (4.44%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 22 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
15 21 (4.24%) Quantitative Developer
15 21 (4.24%) Support Manager
16 20 (4.04%) Python Developer
16 20 (4.04%) Qualitative Analyst
16 20 (4.04%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (12.93%) .NET
2 54 (10.91%) FIX Protocol
3 42 (8.48%) AngularJS
3 42 (8.48%) XML
4 31 (6.26%) HTML
5 27 (5.45%) HTML5
6 25 (5.05%) ASP.NET
7 24 (4.85%) Spring
8 19 (3.84%) WPF
9 18 (3.64%) J2SE
10 16 (3.23%) jQuery
11 15 (3.03%) WCF
11 15 (3.03%) XSLT
12 13 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 12 (2.42%) Middleware
14 11 (2.22%) .NET Framework
14 11 (2.22%) Hibernate
14 11 (2.22%) RESTful
14 11 (2.22%) XSL
15 10 (2.02%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 105 (21.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 81 (16.36%) Equities
3 79 (15.96%) Fixed Income
4 63 (12.73%) Derivative
5 44 (8.89%) Computer Science
6 33 (6.67%) Fintech
7 32 (6.46%) Algorithms
8 28 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (5.45%) Hedge funds
10 25 (5.05%) Credit Risk
11 23 (4.65%) Market Risk
12 22 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (2.83%) Client/Server
14 12 (2.42%) AS400
14 12 (2.42%) IBM Mainframe
14 12 (2.42%) Mainframe
15 11 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
16 10 (2.02%) Data Structures
17 8 (1.62%) Management Information System
18 7 (1.41%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 119 (24.04%) Linux
2 82 (16.57%) Unix
3 47 (9.49%) Windows
4 14 (2.83%) Solaris
4 14 (2.83%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.42%) OS/390
6 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (18.38%) Multithreading
2 90 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (14.75%) Low Latency
4 62 (12.53%) Electronic Trading
5 58 (11.72%) Asset Management
6 54 (10.91%) Mathematics
7 51 (10.30%) Algorithmic Trading
8 43 (8.69%) Investment Management
9 40 (8.08%) Risk Management
10 34 (6.87%) Concurrent Programming
11 30 (6.06%) SDLC
12 29 (5.86%) Analytics
12 29 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (5.45%) Business Analysis
14 26 (5.25%) DevOps
15 25 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (5.05%) Process Improvement
16 24 (4.85%) MVC
16 24 (4.85%) OO
17 22 (4.44%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 163 (32.93%) Java
2 159 (32.12%) SQL
3 109 (22.02%) C#
4 104 (21.01%) Python
5 80 (16.16%) C++
6 51 (10.30%) JavaScript
7 29 (5.86%) VBA
8 27 (5.45%) MATLAB
8 27 (5.45%) R
9 19 (3.84%) Perl
10 17 (3.43%) VB
11 15 (3.03%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.83%) C
13 13 (2.63%) Scala
14 12 (2.42%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.82%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.41%) Lingo
17 5 (1.01%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
19 2 (0.40%) F#
Qualifications
1 50 (10.10%) Degree
2 15 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.63%) PhD
4 10 (2.02%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.40%) CFA
6 2 (0.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) MCP
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PMP
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.85%) MiFID
2 19 (3.84%) QA
3 9 (1.82%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (1.82%) EMIR
4 6 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.01%) IFRS
6 3 (0.61%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.40%) Basel III
7 2 (0.40%) SLA
8 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.20%) FATCA
8 1 (0.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (1.21%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) GridGain
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (2.42%) BMC PATROL
1 12 (2.42%) Tivoli
1 12 (2.42%) Tivoli NetView
2 6 (1.21%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (1.21%) Mesos
3 4 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.61%) Control-M
4 3 (0.61%) SCCM
5 1 (0.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (10.30%) Sybase
2 45 (9.09%) Oracle
3 43 (8.69%) Microsoft
4 27 (5.45%) Charles River
5 18 (3.64%) Bloomberg
5 18 (3.64%) StreamBase
5 18 (3.64%) TIBCO
6 14 (2.83%) IBM
7 13 (2.63%) Lotus
8 11 (2.22%) Fidessa
8 11 (2.22%) Murex
9 7 (1.41%) Citrix
9 7 (1.41%) Reuters
10 5 (1.01%) FactSet
10 5 (1.01%) OpenLink
11 4 (0.81%) ION Trading
11 4 (0.81%) Talend
12 3 (0.61%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.61%) Solace
12 3 (0.61%) VMware