Period
to 29 September 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 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 111 70
Rank change year-on-year +10 -41 -20
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 98 291 453
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.62% 2.92% 4.12%
As % of the General category 5.19% 5.91% 7.49%
Number of salaries quoted 97 263 411
Median annual salary £97,500 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.88% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £63,250 £53,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £124,000 £117,000 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £95,000 £81,250 £80,000
% change year-on-year +16.92% +1.56% +3.23%

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 1,890 4,926 6,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.58% 49.36% 55.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,654 4,293 5,399
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £107,500 £98,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Front Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 41 (41.84%) Python
2 39 (39.80%) Finance
3 38 (38.78%) C#
4 37 (37.76%) Java
5 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (29.59%) .NET
7 27 (27.55%) Banking
8 22 (22.45%) SQL
9 21 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 21 (21.43%) AngularJS
10 20 (20.41%) OO
10 20 (20.41%) React
11 19 (19.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
13 17 (17.35%) TDD
13 17 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (16.33%) Fixed Income
15 15 (15.31%) C++
15 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
15 15 (15.31%) Azure
16 14 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
16 14 (14.29%) Windows
16 14 (14.29%) Risk Management
16 14 (14.29%) Software Engineering
16 14 (14.29%) Fintech
17 13 (13.27%) Degree
17 13 (13.27%) Linux
18 12 (12.24%) Asset Management
18 12 (12.24%) Node.js
19 11 (11.22%) Investment Banking

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 9 (9.18%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.08%) Apache
4 3 (3.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.02%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.31%) Azure
2 6 (6.12%) AWS
2 6 (6.12%) Office 365
3 4 (4.08%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.06%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (3.06%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.06%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.04%) Logic Apps
6 1 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.02%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (1.02%) Datadog
6 1 (1.02%) GCP
6 1 (1.02%) GitHub
6 1 (1.02%) npm
6 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) SAN
2 3 (3.06%) LAN
2 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.02%) Firewall
4 1 (1.02%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) Hadoop
3 7 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.12%) Big Data
5 5 (5.10%) Data Lake
5 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.08%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.08%) HBase
6 4 (4.08%) Parquet
6 4 (4.08%) Power BI
6 4 (4.08%) Presto
6 4 (4.08%) Sqoop
7 3 (3.06%) KDB
8 2 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.04%) HDInsight
8 2 (2.04%) MySQL
8 2 (2.04%) Redis
8 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.04%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.10%) JIRA
2 3 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.06%) Bitbucket
2 3 (3.06%) Cypress.io
2 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.04%) Maven
4 1 (1.02%) GCC
4 1 (1.02%) GDB
4 1 (1.02%) GitLab
4 1 (1.02%) GoCD
4 1 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.02%) YourKit
General
1 39 (39.80%) Finance
2 27 (27.55%) Banking
3 11 (11.22%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) Back Office
5 1 (1.02%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (70.41%) Developer
2 17 (17.35%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 13 (13.27%) C# Developer
5 11 (11.22%) .NET Developer
6 10 (10.20%) Quantitative Developer
7 9 (9.18%) Analyst
7 9 (9.18%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 9 (9.18%) Front Office Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Lead Developer
9 6 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (6.12%) Pricing Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Angular Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Applications Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Java Developer - Fintech
10 5 (5.10%) Java Pricing Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Report Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.59%) .NET
2 21 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 20 (20.41%) React
4 12 (12.24%) Node.js
5 9 (9.18%) .NET Core
5 9 (9.18%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (9.18%) WPF
6 8 (8.16%) .NET Framework
7 7 (7.14%) HTML
7 7 (7.14%) JMS
7 7 (7.14%) Spring
8 6 (6.12%) Entity Framework
8 6 (6.12%) Hibernate
8 6 (6.12%) REST
9 5 (5.10%) HTML5
9 5 (5.10%) Redux
9 5 (5.10%) Web Services
10 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.08%) RESTful
11 3 (3.06%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (16.33%) Fixed Income
3 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.22%) Derivative
3 11 (11.22%) Equities
4 9 (9.18%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (9.18%) Hedge funds
5 8 (8.16%) Market Risk
6 3 (3.06%) User Experience
6 3 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.04%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.04%) Eurex
7 2 (2.04%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.02%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.29%) Windows
2 13 (13.27%) Linux
3 8 (8.16%) Unix
4 5 (5.10%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.41%) OO
3 17 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (17.35%) TDD
4 14 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
4 14 (14.29%) Fintech
4 14 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 14 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 12 (12.24%) Asset Management
6 11 (11.22%) Computer Science
6 11 (11.22%) SDLC
7 10 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (10.20%) Data Science
7 10 (10.20%) Multithreading
8 9 (9.18%) Analytics
8 9 (9.18%) BDD
8 9 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.16%) DevOps
9 8 (8.16%) Low Latency
9 8 (8.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.84%) Python
2 38 (38.78%) C#
3 37 (37.76%) Java
4 22 (22.45%) SQL
5 21 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 15 (15.31%) C++
7 9 (9.18%) R
8 6 (6.12%) VBA
9 4 (4.08%) Scala
9 4 (4.08%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.06%) Perl
10 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.04%) Java 8
11 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.02%) C
12 1 (1.02%) Go
12 1 (1.02%) Haskell
12 1 (1.02%) Kotlin
12 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (13.27%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.02%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) Docker
2 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.02%) Ansible
3 1 (1.02%) Control-M
3 1 (1.02%) Nagios
3 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.14%) Bloomberg
3 4 (4.08%) Oracle
3 4 (4.08%) Reuters
3 4 (4.08%) Tableau
4 3 (3.06%) Google
4 3 (3.06%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.04%) Apple
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco
5 2 (2.04%) Databricks
5 2 (2.04%) Foundry
5 2 (2.04%) Solace
6 1 (1.02%) Charles River
6 1 (1.02%) Citrix
6 1 (1.02%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.02%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.02%) Palantir
6 1 (1.02%) Splunk
6 1 (1.02%) Tradeweb
6 1 (1.02%) VMware