Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 65 38
Rank change year-on-year +12 -27 +3
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 483 576 1047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.74% 4.46% 5.18%
As % of the General category 8.57% 7.41% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 443 518 923
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £46,050
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,500 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £75,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.86% - -

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 5639 7776 11921
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 55.33% 60.27% 58.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5031 7102 9977
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,775 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £88,750 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% 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 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 283 (58.59%) Finance
2 174 (36.02%) Banking
3 162 (33.54%) Java
4 153 (31.68%) SQL
5 123 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
6 109 (22.57%) Linux
7 102 (21.12%) Investment Banking
8 94 (19.46%) C#
9 89 (18.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 88 (18.22%) SQL Server
11 84 (17.39%) Unix
11 84 (17.39%) Multithreading
12 77 (15.94%) Python
12 77 (15.94%) Low Latency
13 75 (15.53%) C++
14 71 (14.70%) Asset Management
15 68 (14.08%) Fixed Income
16 63 (13.04%) Derivative
17 56 (11.59%) .NET
18 53 (10.97%) FIX Protocol
19 51 (10.56%) Investment Management
20 49 (10.14%) Spring
20 49 (10.14%) XML
21 48 (9.94%) Degree
22 47 (9.73%) Electronic Trading
22 47 (9.73%) Mathematics
23 46 (9.52%) Equities
24 44 (9.11%) JavaScript
24 44 (9.11%) Microsoft
25 42 (8.70%) VBA

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 15 (3.11%) IBM Notes
2 11 (2.28%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.45%) GemFire
3 7 (1.45%) IIS
4 4 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.62%) Confluence
6 2 (0.41%) JBoss
6 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.21%) Apache
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.66%) thinkFolio
2 5 (1.04%) Endur
3 3 (0.62%) Bloomberg AIM
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.62%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.62%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.41%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.21%) Eikon
5 1 (0.21%) OpenLink RightAngle
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.45%) GitHub
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.41%) Office 365
3 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.48%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.83%) DHCP
2 4 (0.83%) DNS
3 3 (0.62%) Network Security
4 2 (0.41%) LAN
4 2 (0.41%) WAN
5 1 (0.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 21 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (3.93%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.28%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.28%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.07%) QlikView
6 10 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.66%) Big Data
9 7 (1.45%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.24%) Power BI
11 5 (1.04%) MS Access
12 4 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.83%) Qlik Sense
12 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (8.70%) Maven
2 29 (6.00%) Gradle
3 25 (5.18%) JUnit
4 17 (3.52%) JIRA
5 12 (2.48%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.45%) Jasmine
6 7 (1.45%) Subversion
7 6 (1.24%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.83%) Ant
9 4 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.62%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.62%) MSTest
10 3 (0.62%) NSubstitute
10 3 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 2 (0.41%) Grunt
11 2 (0.41%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.41%) Protractor
11 2 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 283 (58.59%) Finance
2 174 (36.02%) Banking
3 102 (21.12%) Investment Banking
4 35 (7.25%) Advertising
5 33 (6.83%) Back Office
6 12 (2.48%) Legal
7 6 (1.24%) International Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Electronics
8 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.41%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 227 (47.00%) Developer
2 141 (29.19%) Analyst
3 114 (23.60%) Java Developer
4 67 (13.87%) Business Analyst
5 66 (13.66%) Front Office Developer
6 55 (11.39%) Applications Support
6 55 (11.39%) Support Analyst
7 41 (8.49%) Senior Developer
8 33 (6.83%) C# Developer
9 31 (6.42%) Senior Java Developer
10 30 (6.21%) Applications Support Analyst
11 28 (5.80%) C++ Developer
12 27 (5.59%) Banking Analyst
13 24 (4.97%) Core Java Developer
14 23 (4.76%) Front Office Business Analyst
15 21 (4.35%) .NET Developer
16 20 (4.14%) Asset Management Analyst
17 19 (3.93%) Java Pricing Developer
18 18 (3.73%) Technical Analyst
19 15 (3.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.59%) .NET
2 53 (10.97%) FIX Protocol
3 49 (10.14%) Spring
3 49 (10.14%) XML
4 42 (8.70%) J2SE
5 26 (5.38%) AngularJS
5 26 (5.38%) HTML
6 24 (4.97%) ASP.NET
7 20 (4.14%) Hibernate
7 20 (4.14%) XSLT
8 19 (3.93%) WPF
9 17 (3.52%) HTML5
10 13 (2.69%) XSD
11 12 (2.48%) jQuery
12 11 (2.28%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.86%) REST
13 9 (1.86%) WCF
14 8 (1.66%) Entity Framework
14 8 (1.66%) JMS
14 8 (1.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (18.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 68 (14.08%) Fixed Income
3 63 (13.04%) Derivative
4 46 (9.52%) Equities
5 42 (8.70%) Fintech
6 29 (6.00%) Computer Science
7 24 (4.97%) Market Risk
8 21 (4.35%) Algorithms
9 20 (4.14%) Hedge funds
10 19 (3.93%) Credit Risk
11 15 (3.11%) Client/Server
12 14 (2.90%) Equity Derivative
12 14 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (2.48%) AS400
13 12 (2.48%) IBM Mainframe
13 12 (2.48%) Mainframe
14 11 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (2.07%) Swaptions
16 5 (1.04%) Exotic Derivative
16 5 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 109 (22.57%) Linux
2 84 (17.39%) Unix
3 41 (8.49%) Windows
4 12 (2.48%) OS/390
5 7 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.04%) Solaris
8 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (17.39%) Multithreading
3 77 (15.94%) Low Latency
4 71 (14.70%) Asset Management
5 51 (10.56%) Investment Management
6 47 (9.73%) Electronic Trading
6 47 (9.73%) Mathematics
7 42 (8.70%) SDLC
8 41 (8.49%) Business Analysis
9 38 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (7.87%) Risk Management
10 36 (7.45%) DevOps
11 33 (6.83%) Concurrent Programming
12 26 (5.38%) Algorithmic Trading
13 25 (5.18%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (4.97%) Microservices
15 22 (4.55%) Software Engineering
16 21 (4.35%) MVC
17 20 (4.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 162 (33.54%) Java
2 153 (31.68%) SQL
3 94 (19.46%) C#
4 77 (15.94%) Python
5 75 (15.53%) C++
6 44 (9.11%) JavaScript
7 42 (8.70%) VBA
8 16 (3.31%) C
8 16 (3.31%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.90%) VB
10 13 (2.69%) Scala
11 12 (2.48%) Perl
12 10 (2.07%) MATLAB
12 10 (2.07%) R
13 8 (1.66%) Lingo
14 6 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.04%) F#
15 5 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.41%) Haskell
16 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (9.94%) Degree
2 16 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.90%) PhD
4 6 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.83%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.62%) PMP
7 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.21%) MCP
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.21%) MiFID
2 16 (3.31%) QA
3 6 (1.24%) IFRS
4 4 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.83%) EMIR
5 3 (0.62%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.62%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) Basel III
System Software
1 15 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (2.48%) BMC PATROL
1 12 (2.48%) Tivoli
1 12 (2.48%) Tivoli NetView
2 6 (1.24%) Ansible
2 6 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.62%) Control-M
4 2 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.41%) Mesos
4 2 (0.41%) SCCM
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 44 (9.11%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.49%) Oracle
3 36 (7.45%) TIBCO
4 34 (7.04%) StreamBase
5 32 (6.63%) Sybase
6 23 (4.76%) Charles River
7 15 (3.11%) Lotus
8 13 (2.69%) IBM
8 13 (2.69%) Murex
9 12 (2.48%) Bloomberg
9 12 (2.48%) Fidessa
10 8 (1.66%) ION Trading
11 6 (1.24%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (1.24%) BMC
11 6 (1.24%) OpenLink
11 6 (1.24%) Tableau
12 5 (1.04%) FactSet
13 4 (0.83%) Citrix
13 4 (0.83%) Splunk
13 4 (0.83%) Talend