Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 88 61
Rank change year-on-year -14 -27 -9
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 273 351 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.98% 3.40% 4.59%
As % of the General category 5.92% 6.68% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 241 310 434
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £115,000 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
% change year-on-year +1.59% +5.00% -6.25%

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 4,614 5,254 6,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.38% 50.87% 58.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,924 4,652 5,554
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 -2 3 £120,000 -
Front Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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.

1 157 (57.51%) Finance
2 93 (34.07%) Java
3 77 (28.21%) Python
4 67 (24.54%) C#
5 61 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (20.51%) Fixed Income
7 52 (19.05%) Banking
8 51 (18.68%) SQL
9 47 (17.22%) Investment Management
10 44 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (15.38%) Equities
12 41 (15.02%) Multithreading
13 38 (13.92%) .NET
14 37 (13.55%) AngularJS
15 36 (13.19%) C++
16 35 (12.82%) Linux
16 35 (12.82%) Asset Management
17 33 (12.09%) SQL Server
17 33 (12.09%) React
18 32 (11.72%) Windows
18 32 (11.72%) TDD
19 30 (10.99%) Scrum
19 30 (10.99%) Microservices
20 28 (10.26%) AWS
21 27 (9.89%) Hedge funds
21 27 (9.89%) Investment Banking
21 27 (9.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 25 (9.16%) Unix
22 25 (9.16%) Derivative
23 23 (8.42%) 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 (4.40%) Apache
2 11 (4.03%) IIS
2 11 (4.03%) nginx
3 3 (1.10%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.73%) Confluence
4 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) GemFire
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (2.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 7 (2.56%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.37%) Endur
2 1 (0.37%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.37%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.26%) AWS
2 12 (4.40%) Azure
3 11 (4.03%) GCP
4 6 (2.20%) GitHub
5 5 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.10%) SaaS
7 2 (0.73%) Office 365
7 2 (0.73%) Slack
8 1 (0.37%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.83%) LAN
2 5 (1.83%) WAN
3 4 (1.47%) Softphone
3 4 (1.47%) Wireless
4 3 (1.10%) Firewall
4 3 (1.10%) HTTP
5 2 (0.73%) DNS
5 2 (0.73%) Internet
5 2 (0.73%) SSL
6 1 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.37%) Multicast
6 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.86%) Big Data
3 8 (2.93%) KDB
4 3 (1.10%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.73%) MySQL
5 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Ignite
6 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.37%) DataStax
6 1 (0.37%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (3.66%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.56%) JIRA
3 6 (2.20%) JUnit
3 6 (2.20%) Maven
4 5 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.10%) Moq
6 3 (1.10%) NUnit
6 3 (1.10%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.10%) Subversion
7 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.73%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.73%) YourKit
8 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.37%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.37%) Gradle
General
1 157 (57.51%) Finance
2 52 (19.05%) Banking
3 27 (9.89%) Investment Banking
4 20 (7.33%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.56%) Back Office
6 2 (0.73%) Legal
6 2 (0.73%) Marketing
6 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) German Language
7 1 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 144 (52.75%) Developer
2 53 (19.41%) Java Developer
3 47 (17.22%) Front Office Developer
4 42 (15.38%) Analyst
5 37 (13.55%) Senior Developer
6 29 (10.62%) Quantitative Developer
7 26 (9.52%) Applications Support
8 24 (8.79%) C# Developer
9 22 (8.06%) Support Analyst
10 21 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
11 19 (6.96%) Business Analyst
12 18 (6.59%) Python Developer
13 15 (5.49%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (5.49%) Team Leader
14 13 (4.76%) Senior Full Stack Developer
14 13 (4.76%) Support Team Leader
15 9 (3.30%) Application Support Team Leader
15 9 (3.30%) Senior C# Developer
15 9 (3.30%) Support Engineer
16 8 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.92%) .NET
2 37 (13.55%) AngularJS
3 33 (12.09%) React
4 23 (8.42%) FIX Protocol
4 23 (8.42%) HTML
5 15 (5.49%) WPF
6 14 (5.13%) .NET Framework
7 11 (4.03%) Entity Framework
7 11 (4.03%) RESTful
8 10 (3.66%) Spring
9 9 (3.30%) Kafka
10 8 (2.93%) WCF
11 7 (2.56%) HTML5
12 6 (2.20%) Java Concurrency
12 6 (2.20%) Web Services
13 5 (1.83%) Apache Camel
13 5 (1.83%) CSS
13 5 (1.83%) Spring Boot
13 5 (1.83%) WinForms
14 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 56 (20.51%) Fixed Income
2 42 (15.38%) Equities
3 27 (9.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (9.89%) Hedge funds
4 25 (9.16%) Derivative
5 21 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (6.96%) Management Information System
7 14 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (4.76%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (3.66%) Data Structures
10 9 (3.30%) Market Risk
11 7 (2.56%) Credit Risk
12 6 (2.20%) Algorithms
12 6 (2.20%) Grid Computing
13 4 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.47%) Smartphone
14 3 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.73%) Spread Betting
15 2 (0.73%) User Experience
15 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.82%) Linux
2 32 (11.72%) Windows
3 25 (9.16%) Unix
4 11 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.73%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (17.22%) Investment Management
3 44 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (15.02%) Multithreading
5 35 (12.82%) Asset Management
6 32 (11.72%) TDD
7 30 (10.99%) Microservices
7 30 (10.99%) Scrum
8 22 (8.06%) Computer Science
9 21 (7.69%) OO
10 20 (7.33%) Low Latency
11 19 (6.96%) Mathematics
12 18 (6.59%) Analytics
13 17 (6.23%) Risk Management
14 16 (5.86%) Project Management
15 13 (4.76%) Concurrent Programming
15 13 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
16 12 (4.40%) BDD
16 12 (4.40%) Fintech
17 11 (4.03%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 93 (34.07%) Java
2 77 (28.21%) Python
3 67 (24.54%) C#
4 51 (18.68%) SQL
5 36 (13.19%) C++
6 21 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 19 (6.96%) TypeScript
8 15 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 14 (5.13%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.66%) Java 8
11 8 (2.93%) VBA
12 5 (1.83%) Perl
12 5 (1.83%) Scala
12 5 (1.83%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.47%) R
14 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.10%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.73%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (6.23%) Degree
2 6 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.83%) PhD
4 3 (1.10%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.73%) MCP
5 2 (0.73%) MCSA
5 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.66%) QA
2 3 (1.10%) SLA
3 2 (0.73%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) MiFID
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.76%) Docker
2 4 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (6.96%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.47%) SCCM
3 2 (0.73%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (6.96%) Microsoft
1 19 (6.96%) Oracle
2 18 (6.59%) Charles River
3 12 (4.40%) Bloomberg
4 11 (4.03%) Reuters
5 9 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.93%) Sybase
7 7 (2.56%) Fidessa
7 7 (2.56%) Google
8 6 (2.20%) OpenLink
8 6 (2.20%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.20%) VMware
9 5 (1.83%) Citrix
9 5 (1.83%) Murex
9 5 (1.83%) SimCorp
10 4 (1.47%) Cisco
11 3 (1.10%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.73%) Apple
12 2 (0.73%) Avaya
12 2 (0.73%) Nortel