Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 60 53
Rank change year-on-year -29 -7 -21
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 360 472 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.51% 4.56% 4.86%
As % of the General category 7.01% 7.88% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 322 428 467
City of London median annual salary £78,750 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £52,625 £45,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £115,000 £108,750
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +10.34%

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 5,135 5,992 6,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.13% 57.88% 59.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4,564 5,382 5,792
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £61,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.69% +2.50% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

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 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Moorgate - 4 - -
Front Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 226 (62.78%) Finance
2 164 (45.56%) Java
3 139 (38.61%) SQL
4 104 (28.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 102 (28.33%) Derivative
6 101 (28.06%) Python
7 82 (22.78%) Banking
8 80 (22.22%) C#
9 76 (21.11%) Fixed Income
10 73 (20.28%) Multithreading
11 72 (20.00%) Equities
12 68 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
13 65 (18.06%) C++
14 61 (16.94%) Low Latency
15 60 (16.67%) Oracle
16 57 (15.83%) Asset Management
17 55 (15.28%) SQL Server
18 54 (15.00%) Unix
19 53 (14.72%) Investment Management
20 49 (13.61%) .NET
21 47 (13.06%) Linux
22 46 (12.78%) Business Analysis
23 45 (12.50%) Mathematics
24 43 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
25 40 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
26 39 (10.83%) Perl
27 35 (9.72%) Maven
28 34 (9.44%) Risk Management
29 33 (9.17%) TIBCO
29 33 (9.17%) FIX Protocol

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 12 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.67%) GemFire
3 5 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (1.11%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.11%) IIS
5 3 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.83%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (6.67%) thinkFolio
2 12 (3.33%) Front Arena
2 12 (3.33%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.94%) LatentZero
4 5 (1.39%) MetaTrader
5 4 (1.11%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.56%) Bloomberg AIM
6 2 (0.56%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.39%) SaaS
4 4 (1.11%) Office 365
5 3 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.83%) LAN
1 3 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (3.06%) Big Data
4 8 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.94%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.11%) KDB
9 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.56%) MS Access
10 2 (0.56%) MySQL
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.28%) OLAP
11 1 (0.28%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (9.72%) Maven
2 17 (4.72%) Gradle
3 15 (4.17%) JIRA
4 10 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.50%) Subversion
6 8 (2.22%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.39%) Mockito
7 5 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.39%) Robot Framework
7 5 (1.39%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.83%) Hudson
8 3 (0.83%) Selenium
9 2 (0.56%) Babel
9 2 (0.56%) webpack
10 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
General
1 226 (62.78%) Finance
2 82 (22.78%) Banking
3 23 (6.39%) Investment Banking
4 22 (6.11%) Advertising
5 15 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.50%) Back Office
7 6 (1.67%) Retail
8 4 (1.11%) Prime Brokerage
9 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.56%) French Language
10 2 (0.56%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.56%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 191 (53.06%) Developer
2 92 (25.56%) Java Developer
3 89 (24.72%) Analyst
4 51 (14.17%) Front Office Developer
5 44 (12.22%) Senior Developer
5 44 (12.22%) Support Analyst
6 38 (10.56%) Business Analyst
7 33 (9.17%) Applications Support
8 25 (6.94%) Applications Support Analyst
9 23 (6.39%) C# Developer
10 21 (5.83%) Python Developer
10 21 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
11 20 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (4.44%) Java Developer - Fintech
12 16 (4.44%) Pricing Developer
13 14 (3.89%) Java Engineer
13 14 (3.89%) VBA Developer
14 13 (3.61%) .NET Developer
15 12 (3.33%) C++ Developer
15 12 (3.33%) Java Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (13.61%) .NET
2 33 (9.17%) FIX Protocol
3 31 (8.61%) AngularJS
4 20 (5.56%) Spring
5 18 (5.00%) React
6 17 (4.72%) J2SE
7 16 (4.44%) HTML
8 15 (4.17%) XML
9 14 (3.89%) TIBCO EMS
10 12 (3.33%) Node.js
10 12 (3.33%) Web Services
11 11 (3.06%) Hibernate
11 11 (3.06%) Middleware
12 9 (2.50%) Backbone.js
12 9 (2.50%) JMS
12 9 (2.50%) WCF
12 9 (2.50%) WPF
12 9 (2.50%) XSLT
13 8 (2.22%) HTML5
13 8 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 104 (28.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 102 (28.33%) Derivative
3 76 (21.11%) Fixed Income
4 72 (20.00%) Equities
5 40 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
6 33 (9.17%) Hedge funds
7 24 (6.67%) Fintech
8 21 (5.83%) Market Risk
9 20 (5.56%) Algorithms
9 20 (5.56%) Grid Computing
10 17 (4.72%) Exotic Derivative
11 13 (3.61%) Data Structures
11 13 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (3.33%) Credit Risk
13 11 (3.06%) Management Information System
13 11 (3.06%) User Experience
14 8 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (1.94%) Mobile App
16 4 (1.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.00%) Unix
2 47 (13.06%) Linux
3 10 (2.78%) Windows
4 4 (1.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.83%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (20.28%) Multithreading
2 68 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (16.94%) Low Latency
4 57 (15.83%) Asset Management
5 53 (14.72%) Investment Management
6 46 (12.78%) Business Analysis
7 45 (12.50%) Mathematics
8 43 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
9 34 (9.44%) Risk Management
10 32 (8.89%) DevOps
10 32 (8.89%) Microservices
11 29 (8.06%) Analytics
12 27 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (6.94%) Computer Science
14 22 (6.11%) OO
15 20 (5.56%) Project Management
15 20 (5.56%) Workflow
16 19 (5.28%) SDLC
17 18 (5.00%) Concurrent Programming
17 18 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (45.56%) Java
2 139 (38.61%) SQL
3 101 (28.06%) Python
4 80 (22.22%) C#
5 65 (18.06%) C++
6 39 (10.83%) Perl
7 31 (8.61%) JavaScript
8 30 (8.33%) Java 8
9 21 (5.83%) Bash Shell
10 19 (5.28%) T-SQL
11 18 (5.00%) Scala
11 18 (5.00%) VBA
12 16 (4.44%) C
13 15 (4.17%) F#
14 13 (3.61%) R
15 12 (3.33%) Haskell
15 12 (3.33%) Ruby
16 11 (3.06%) Shell Script
17 10 (2.78%) PL/SQL
18 9 (2.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 32 (8.89%) Degree
2 15 (4.17%) Master's Degree
3 9 (2.50%) PhD
4 4 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.83%) CFA
5 3 (0.83%) ISEB
5 3 (0.83%) PMP
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.28%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.89%) MiFID
1 14 (3.89%) QA
2 12 (3.33%) EMIR
3 8 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.67%) Docker
2 4 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) HP ALM
1 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.56%) Terraform
2 1 (0.28%) Ansible
2 1 (0.28%) Control-M
2 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.28%) logstash
Vendors
1 60 (16.67%) Oracle
2 33 (9.17%) TIBCO
3 30 (8.33%) Sybase
4 23 (6.39%) Charles River
5 17 (4.72%) StreamBase
6 16 (4.44%) SimCorp
7 14 (3.89%) Bloomberg
8 12 (3.33%) Calypso
9 8 (2.22%) Microsoft
10 7 (1.94%) Fidessa
10 7 (1.94%) Solace
11 6 (1.67%) Reuters
12 4 (1.11%) CQG
12 4 (1.11%) FIS
12 4 (1.11%) GoldenSource
12 4 (1.11%) Google
12 4 (1.11%) Lotus
12 4 (1.11%) SunGard
12 4 (1.11%) Yardi
13 3 (0.83%) Murex