Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 50 34
Rank change year-on-year -14 -16 +13
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 473 523 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.40% 5.02% 5.81%
As % of the General category 7.52% 8.66% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 419 466 738
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £46,250 £51,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £109,375 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34% +3.57%

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 6,294 6,038 8,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.57% 57.95% 61.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5,655 5,499 7,582
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +0.84% +3.48%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,683
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 268 (56.66%) Finance
2 161 (34.04%) Java
3 148 (31.29%) C#
4 147 (31.08%) SQL
5 141 (29.81%) Banking
6 119 (25.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 111 (23.47%) Python
8 104 (21.99%) Linux
9 100 (21.14%) Equities
10 84 (17.76%) C++
10 84 (17.76%) Fixed Income
11 83 (17.55%) Multithreading
12 81 (17.12%) Low Latency
13 80 (16.91%) Mathematics
14 77 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (16.28%) Unix
15 76 (16.07%) .NET
15 76 (16.07%) Derivative
16 74 (15.64%) Investment Banking
17 66 (13.95%) Computer Science
18 61 (12.90%) JavaScript
19 60 (12.68%) Electronic Trading
20 59 (12.47%) Sybase
21 55 (11.63%) Degree
22 48 (10.15%) Algorithmic Trading
22 48 (10.15%) AngularJS
23 47 (9.94%) Risk Management
23 47 (9.94%) SQL Server
23 47 (9.94%) OO
24 44 (9.30%) Windows

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 13 (2.75%) IIS
2 8 (1.69%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.85%) Confluence
4 4 (0.85%) DataSynapse
5 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.42%) GemFire
6 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.21%) Luigi
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.85%) LatentZero
3 3 (0.63%) Eikon
3 3 (0.63%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.42%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.42%) Summit
5 1 (0.21%) Beauchamp
5 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.69%) Office 365
3 5 (1.06%) GitHub
4 2 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.06%) HTTP
2 5 (1.06%) Wireless
3 3 (0.63%) DHCP
3 3 (0.63%) DNS
3 3 (0.63%) FIX Connectivity
3 3 (0.63%) LAN
3 3 (0.63%) WAN
4 2 (0.42%) Firewall
5 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.81%) Big Data
3 13 (2.75%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.69%) KDB
6 6 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.06%) MySQL
7 5 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.42%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.42%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.42%) QlikView
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (5.29%) Gradle
2 21 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.59%) Maven
4 10 (2.11%) JIRA
5 6 (1.27%) Jasmine
6 5 (1.06%) gulp
6 5 (1.06%) JUnit
6 5 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (0.85%) Mockito
8 2 (0.42%) EasyMock
8 2 (0.42%) GitLab
8 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.42%) Subversion
8 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.21%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.21%) NUnit
General
1 268 (56.66%) Finance
2 141 (29.81%) Banking
3 74 (15.64%) Investment Banking
4 38 (8.03%) Advertising
5 21 (4.44%) Financial Institution
6 19 (4.02%) Back Office
7 6 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.42%) Games
8 2 (0.42%) International Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 262 (55.39%) Developer
2 101 (21.35%) Java Developer
3 88 (18.60%) Analyst
4 58 (12.26%) Front Office Developer
5 52 (10.99%) C# Developer
6 48 (10.15%) Senior Developer
7 44 (9.30%) Applications Support
8 38 (8.03%) C++ Developer
9 34 (7.19%) .NET Developer
10 29 (6.13%) Support Analyst
11 27 (5.71%) Qualitative Analyst
11 27 (5.71%) Quantitative Analyst
11 27 (5.71%) Quantitative Developer
12 26 (5.50%) Python Developer
13 24 (5.07%) Business Analyst
14 19 (4.02%) Front Office C++ Developer
15 18 (3.81%) Support Engineer
16 16 (3.38%) Applications Support Analyst
16 16 (3.38%) Credit Analyst
17 15 (3.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (16.07%) .NET
2 48 (10.15%) AngularJS
3 44 (9.30%) FIX Protocol
4 33 (6.98%) HTML
5 31 (6.55%) HTML5
6 23 (4.86%) ASP.NET
6 23 (4.86%) XML
7 21 (4.44%) WCF
7 21 (4.44%) WPF
8 20 (4.23%) Middleware
9 16 (3.38%) J2SE
10 15 (3.17%) jQuery
11 14 (2.96%) .NET Framework
11 14 (2.96%) RESTful
12 13 (2.75%) XSL
13 12 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 11 (2.33%) Spring
15 10 (2.11%) Angular 2
15 10 (2.11%) CSS
16 9 (1.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 119 (25.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 100 (21.14%) Equities
3 84 (17.76%) Fixed Income
4 76 (16.07%) Derivative
5 66 (13.95%) Computer Science
6 42 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (8.03%) Greenfield Project
8 37 (7.82%) Hedge funds
9 36 (7.61%) Fintech
10 30 (6.34%) Algorithms
11 29 (6.13%) Credit Risk
12 22 (4.65%) User Experience
13 19 (4.02%) Market Risk
14 14 (2.96%) Management Information System
15 13 (2.75%) Grid Computing
16 12 (2.54%) Data Structures
17 8 (1.69%) Credit Derivative
17 8 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
18 7 (1.48%) N-Tier
18 7 (1.48%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 104 (21.99%) Linux
2 77 (16.28%) Unix
3 44 (9.30%) Windows
4 23 (4.86%) Solaris
5 8 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.42%) OS/390
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (17.55%) Multithreading
2 81 (17.12%) Low Latency
3 80 (16.91%) Mathematics
4 77 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (12.68%) Electronic Trading
6 48 (10.15%) Algorithmic Trading
7 47 (9.94%) OO
7 47 (9.94%) Risk Management
8 32 (6.77%) Analytics
9 31 (6.55%) Asset Management
10 30 (6.34%) MVC
11 29 (6.13%) SDLC
12 28 (5.92%) Process Improvement
12 28 (5.92%) Validation
13 27 (5.71%) Software Engineering
14 26 (5.50%) Financial Modelling
15 24 (5.07%) Concurrent Programming
15 24 (5.07%) Open Source
16 23 (4.86%) E-Commerce
17 22 (4.65%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (34.04%) Java
2 148 (31.29%) C#
3 147 (31.08%) SQL
4 111 (23.47%) Python
5 84 (17.76%) C++
6 61 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 32 (6.77%) R
8 31 (6.55%) MATLAB
9 25 (5.29%) Perl
10 21 (4.44%) Shell Script
11 20 (4.23%) VBA
12 18 (3.81%) Scala
13 14 (2.96%) C
13 14 (2.96%) TypeScript
13 14 (2.96%) VB
14 11 (2.33%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.69%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.27%) Ruby
17 5 (1.06%) Lingo
17 5 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (11.63%) Degree
2 20 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (3.17%) PhD
4 12 (2.54%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.69%) CFA
6 6 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.63%) ISEB
8 3 (0.63%) MCSE
9 2 (0.42%) MCP
9 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.42%) PMP
10 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.59%) MiFID
2 11 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
2 11 (2.33%) EMIR
3 10 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.90%) QA
5 4 (0.85%) SLA
6 3 (0.63%) GDPR
7 2 (0.42%) Basel III
8 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.21%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (1.27%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.42%) Docker
2 2 (0.42%) GridGain
2 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
1 6 (1.27%) Mesos
2 5 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.42%) SCCM
3 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.42%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.21%) Control-M
4 1 (0.21%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 59 (12.47%) Sybase
2 44 (9.30%) Oracle
3 38 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.86%) Murex
5 20 (4.23%) Bloomberg
6 17 (3.59%) TIBCO
7 16 (3.38%) Charles River
7 16 (3.38%) StreamBase
8 10 (2.11%) Fidessa
9 8 (1.69%) ION Trading
10 7 (1.48%) Reuters
11 5 (1.06%) DevExpress
12 4 (0.85%) Citrix
13 3 (0.63%) IBM
13 3 (0.63%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.63%) Solace
14 2 (0.42%) BISAM
14 2 (0.42%) Google
14 2 (0.42%) MarketAxess
14 2 (0.42%) SimCorp