Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 50 67
Rank change year-on-year -26 +17 -35
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 422 498 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.77% 4.87% 4.34%
As % of the General category 7.29% 8.40% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 386 463 453
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £51,250 £45,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £113,750 £112,500 £106,250
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -

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 5,785 5,932 6,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.69% 57.99% 59.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,169 5,336 6,355
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 270 (63.98%) Finance
2 188 (44.55%) Java
3 172 (40.76%) SQL
4 121 (28.67%) Derivative
5 110 (26.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 108 (25.59%) Banking
7 103 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
8 97 (22.99%) C#
8 97 (22.99%) Python
9 94 (22.27%) Equities
10 82 (19.43%) Fixed Income
11 77 (18.25%) Asset Management
12 72 (17.06%) SQL Server
13 71 (16.82%) Business Analysis
14 69 (16.35%) C++
15 66 (15.64%) Investment Management
16 65 (15.40%) Multithreading
17 61 (14.45%) Oracle
18 60 (14.22%) Low Latency
19 59 (13.98%) .NET
20 56 (13.27%) DevOps
21 55 (13.03%) Electronic Trading
22 46 (10.90%) Maven
22 46 (10.90%) FIX Protocol
23 44 (10.43%) Unix
24 43 (10.19%) Linux
25 42 (9.95%) Hedge funds
26 39 (9.24%) Perl
27 38 (9.00%) Degree
27 38 (9.00%) Microservices

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 20 (4.74%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (1.18%) IIS
3 4 (0.95%) GemFire
4 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.24%) Luigi
6 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (7.11%) thinkFolio
2 21 (4.98%) Markit EDM
3 20 (4.74%) Front Arena
4 5 (1.18%) LatentZero
5 4 (0.95%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.71%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 3 (0.71%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.47%) Endur
7 2 (0.47%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.24%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.90%) LAN
1 8 (1.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.06%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.74%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.13%) Big Data
4 9 (2.13%) KDB
5 7 (1.66%) MS Access
6 6 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.95%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.71%) MySQL
10 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.47%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (10.90%) Maven
2 24 (5.69%) Gradle
3 12 (2.84%) JIRA
4 11 (2.61%) Subversion
5 8 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.18%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.95%) Mockito
8 4 (0.95%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.71%) Selenium
10 2 (0.47%) Hudson
10 2 (0.47%) NUnit
11 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.24%) Flyway
11 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 270 (63.98%) Finance
2 108 (25.59%) Banking
3 29 (6.87%) Advertising
4 28 (6.64%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.32%) Back Office
6 9 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.42%) Retail
8 4 (0.95%) Prime Brokerage
9 2 (0.47%) French Language
9 2 (0.47%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.47%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 200 (47.39%) Developer
2 110 (26.07%) Java Developer
3 104 (24.64%) Analyst
4 49 (11.61%) Senior Developer
5 47 (11.14%) Support Analyst
6 43 (10.19%) Business Analyst
7 42 (9.95%) Front Office Developer
8 29 (6.87%) Applications Support
9 28 (6.64%) Senior Java Developer
10 23 (5.45%) Java Developer - Fintech
11 21 (4.98%) Applications Support Analyst
11 21 (4.98%) Senior Analyst
12 19 (4.50%) Consultant
13 18 (4.27%) C# Developer
14 17 (4.03%) Implementation Consultant
14 17 (4.03%) Pricing Developer
15 16 (3.79%) Python Developer
15 16 (3.79%) VBA Developer
16 15 (3.55%) C++ Developer
17 14 (3.32%) Java Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.98%) .NET
2 46 (10.90%) FIX Protocol
3 29 (6.87%) Spring
4 27 (6.40%) XML
5 25 (5.92%) AngularJS
6 23 (5.45%) J2SE
7 18 (4.27%) Hibernate
7 18 (4.27%) React
8 15 (3.55%) HTML
9 14 (3.32%) WPF
10 13 (3.08%) Web Services
11 10 (2.37%) ASP.NET
11 10 (2.37%) Node.js
12 9 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (2.13%) HTML5
12 9 (2.13%) WCF
13 8 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (1.90%) Middleware
13 8 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (1.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 121 (28.67%) Derivative
2 110 (26.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 94 (22.27%) Equities
4 82 (19.43%) Fixed Income
5 42 (9.95%) Hedge funds
6 36 (8.53%) Fintech
7 35 (8.29%) Equity Derivative
8 29 (6.87%) Algorithms
9 28 (6.64%) Market Risk
10 22 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (4.27%) Computer Science
12 14 (3.32%) Credit Risk
12 14 (3.32%) Exotic Derivative
12 14 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (3.08%) Grid Computing
13 13 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (2.84%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
16 7 (1.66%) Reference Data
17 6 (1.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.43%) Unix
2 43 (10.19%) Linux
3 11 (2.61%) Windows
4 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (18.25%) Asset Management
3 71 (16.82%) Business Analysis
4 66 (15.64%) Investment Management
5 65 (15.40%) Multithreading
6 60 (14.22%) Low Latency
7 56 (13.27%) DevOps
8 55 (13.03%) Electronic Trading
9 38 (9.00%) Microservices
10 37 (8.77%) Analytics
10 37 (8.77%) Workflow
11 33 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (7.82%) Risk Management
12 31 (7.35%) Project Management
13 30 (7.11%) Mathematics
14 27 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (6.16%) Concurrent Programming
15 26 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
16 23 (5.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 188 (44.55%) Java
2 172 (40.76%) SQL
3 97 (22.99%) C#
3 97 (22.99%) Python
4 69 (16.35%) C++
5 39 (9.24%) Perl
6 35 (8.29%) Java 8
7 33 (7.82%) JavaScript
8 30 (7.11%) VBA
9 29 (6.87%) Scala
10 28 (6.64%) T-SQL
11 15 (3.55%) C
12 14 (3.32%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.84%) Haskell
13 12 (2.84%) R
14 11 (2.61%) F#
15 10 (2.37%) PL/SQL
15 10 (2.37%) PowerShell
16 9 (2.13%) MATLAB
16 9 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (9.00%) Degree
2 12 (2.84%) Master's Degree
2 12 (2.84%) PhD
3 4 (0.95%) CFA
3 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.71%) PMP
5 2 (0.47%) ISEB
6 1 (0.24%) MCSE
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.50%) MiFID
2 13 (3.08%) EMIR
3 9 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (1.90%) QA
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.47%) Control-M
1 2 (0.47%) HP ALM
1 2 (0.47%) Terraform
2 1 (0.24%) Ansible
2 1 (0.24%) Grafana
2 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 61 (14.45%) Oracle
2 31 (7.35%) Charles River
2 31 (7.35%) TIBCO
3 25 (5.92%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.69%) SimCorp
5 23 (5.45%) StreamBase
6 20 (4.74%) Calypso
7 19 (4.50%) Bloomberg
7 19 (4.50%) Sybase
8 11 (2.61%) ION Trading
9 10 (2.37%) Fidessa
10 8 (1.90%) Reuters
11 7 (1.66%) FactSet
12 5 (1.18%) Solace
12 5 (1.18%) SunGard
13 4 (0.95%) CQG
13 4 (0.95%) FIS
14 3 (0.71%) Murex
14 3 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
15 2 (0.47%) HP