Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 89 87 108
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 -14
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 197 145 272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.21% 3.37% 2.97%
As % of the General category 5.38% 5.48% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 187 126 242
10th Percentile £59,500 £57,500 £53,750
25th Percentile £70,625 £74,063 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £93,750 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.33% +17.19% -
75th Percentile £110,000 £112,500 £105,000
90th Percentile £135,000 £123,125 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £92,500 £90,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% -

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 3,664 2,647 5,605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.72% 61.53% 61.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3,166 2,328 4,814
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,750 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.41% +11.54% -
75th Percentile £91,250 £88,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

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 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 77 (39.09%) Finance
2 76 (38.58%) Banking
3 73 (37.06%) Java
4 63 (31.98%) Python
5 52 (26.40%) Fixed Income
6 45 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (20.81%) Investment Banking
8 39 (19.80%) Derivative
8 39 (19.80%) C#
9 35 (17.77%) AngularJS
10 29 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (14.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (14.72%) FIX Protocol
11 27 (13.71%) JavaScript
11 27 (13.71%) Unix
12 26 (13.20%) .NET
13 24 (12.18%) SQL Server
13 24 (12.18%) Equities
13 24 (12.18%) Microservices
14 23 (11.68%) React
14 23 (11.68%) Linux
15 22 (11.17%) Electronic Trading
16 21 (10.66%) Multithreading
16 21 (10.66%) SQL
16 21 (10.66%) Full Stack Development
17 20 (10.15%) Financial Institution
18 19 (9.64%) Back Office
18 19 (9.64%) Risk Management
18 19 (9.64%) Oracle
18 19 (9.64%) Software Engineering

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 6 (3.05%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.51%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 1 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (0.51%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Azure
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (1.02%) AWS
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) DNS
1 3 (1.52%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (1.02%) DHCP
2 2 (1.02%) Wireless
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.60%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.58%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.05%) KDB
5 4 (2.03%) Data Lake
5 4 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.02%) Kdb+
7 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.51%) Big Data
8 1 (0.51%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.51%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.54%) Maven
3 4 (2.03%) JUnit
4 3 (1.52%) JIRA
5 2 (1.02%) NUnit
5 2 (1.02%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.51%) Ant
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.51%) Concordion
6 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.51%) Gradle
6 1 (0.51%) Mockito
General
1 77 (39.09%) Finance
2 76 (38.58%) Banking
3 41 (20.81%) Investment Banking
4 29 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (10.15%) Financial Institution
6 19 (9.64%) Back Office
7 16 (8.12%) Social Skills
8 9 (4.57%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (2.03%) Legal
9 4 (2.03%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (1.52%) Advertising
11 1 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.51%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (61.93%) Developer
2 53 (26.90%) Front Office Developer
3 50 (25.38%) Java Developer
4 43 (21.83%) Python Developer
5 24 (12.18%) Analyst
6 23 (11.68%) Senior Developer
7 20 (10.15%) Pricing Developer
8 15 (7.61%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 15 (7.61%) Support Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) Java Pricing Developer
9 13 (6.60%) Support Specialist
10 12 (6.09%) Applications Support
10 12 (6.09%) C# Developer
10 12 (6.09%) FIX Specialist
10 12 (6.09%) Lead Developer
11 11 (5.58%) Unix Specialist
11 11 (5.58%) Unix Support
11 11 (5.58%) Unix Support Specialist
12 10 (5.08%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 10 (5.08%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.77%) AngularJS
2 29 (14.72%) FIX Protocol
3 26 (13.20%) .NET
4 23 (11.68%) React
5 16 (8.12%) RESTful
6 14 (7.11%) .NET Core
7 10 (5.08%) HTML
7 10 (5.08%) Web Services
8 9 (4.57%) HTML5
9 7 (3.55%) REST
10 6 (3.05%) Entity Framework
10 6 (3.05%) WPF
11 5 (2.54%) WCF
12 4 (2.03%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.03%) NumPy
13 3 (1.52%) Dapper ORM
13 3 (1.52%) Flask
13 3 (1.52%) Jinja
13 3 (1.52%) Node.js
13 3 (1.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 52 (26.40%) Fixed Income
2 39 (19.80%) Derivative
3 29 (14.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (12.18%) Equities
5 10 (5.08%) Data Structures
5 10 (5.08%) Legacy Systems
6 8 (4.06%) Market Risk
7 7 (3.55%) Hedge funds
8 6 (3.05%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.52%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.02%) User Experience
12 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.51%) Eurex
12 1 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
12 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.71%) Unix
2 23 (11.68%) Linux
3 14 (7.11%) Windows
4 5 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (12.18%) Microservices
3 22 (11.17%) Electronic Trading
4 21 (10.66%) Full Stack Development
4 21 (10.66%) Multithreading
5 19 (9.64%) Risk Management
5 19 (9.64%) Software Engineering
6 18 (9.14%) Data Science
6 18 (9.14%) IT Strategy
6 18 (9.14%) Low Latency
7 17 (8.63%) Data Analysis
8 16 (8.12%) Asset Management
8 16 (8.12%) Automated Trading
8 16 (8.12%) CI/CD
8 16 (8.12%) Machine Learning
8 16 (8.12%) Product Roadmap
8 16 (8.12%) Visualisation
9 15 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (7.61%) Product Backlog
9 15 (7.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (37.06%) Java
2 63 (31.98%) Python
3 39 (19.80%) C#
4 27 (13.71%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.66%) SQL
6 12 (6.09%) C++
7 11 (5.58%) TypeScript
8 9 (4.57%) Bash
8 9 (4.57%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.55%) C
9 7 (3.55%) ES6
10 4 (2.03%) Perl
10 4 (2.03%) Scala
10 4 (2.03%) VBA
11 2 (1.02%) Go
11 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) Groovy
12 1 (0.51%) Java 8
12 1 (0.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 8 (4.06%) Degree
2 3 (1.52%) CHECK Team Member
2 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.51%) MCP
3 1 (0.51%) MCSA
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) GDPR
2 3 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.52%) Docker
4 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (1.02%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.02%) SCCM
1 2 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (1.02%) vCenter Server
1 2 (1.02%) WSUS
2 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (9.64%) Oracle
2 15 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.54%) Bloomberg
4 4 (2.03%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.03%) VMware
5 3 (1.52%) Apple
5 3 (1.52%) Databricks
5 3 (1.52%) Murex
5 3 (1.52%) Trayport
6 2 (1.02%) Altiris
6 2 (1.02%) Calypso
6 2 (1.02%) Charles River
6 2 (1.02%) GL TRADE
6 2 (1.02%) McAfee
6 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.02%) Reuters
6 2 (1.02%) RightFax
6 2 (1.02%) Symantec
7 1 (0.51%) Avaya
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com