Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 68 106 115
Rank change year-on-year +38 +9 -41
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 244 88 288
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.10% 2.46% 2.86%
As % of the General category 6.93% 3.96% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 211 82 245
10th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
25th Percentile £71,250 £72,813 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £92,500 £96,250 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.90% +16.67% +4.76%
75th Percentile £117,500 £117,500 £108,750
90th Percentile £122,500 £122,500 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £92,500 £90,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%

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 3,523 2,225 6,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.24% 62.17% 60.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,093 1,954 5,290
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,200 £105,000 £97,500
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 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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.

1 106 (43.44%) Finance
2 93 (38.11%) Banking
3 87 (35.66%) Java
4 77 (31.56%) Python
5 68 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (25.82%) C#
7 52 (21.31%) .NET
8 50 (20.49%) Fixed Income
9 47 (19.26%) Social Skills
10 45 (18.44%) SQL
11 44 (18.03%) Investment Banking
12 43 (17.62%) Derivative
13 41 (16.80%) JavaScript
14 40 (16.39%) SQL Server
15 39 (15.98%) Electronic Trading
16 37 (15.16%) AngularJS
17 36 (14.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 34 (13.93%) React
19 30 (12.30%) Multithreading
20 28 (11.48%) Software Engineering
21 27 (11.07%) Linux
21 27 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (11.07%) Low Latency
22 26 (10.66%) SDLC
22 26 (10.66%) Microsoft
22 26 (10.66%) FIX Protocol
23 25 (10.25%) Asset Management
24 24 (9.84%) Unix
24 24 (9.84%) Equities
25 23 (9.43%) TDD

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 (2.46%) Apache Spark
1 6 (2.46%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (6.56%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.82%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Bloomberg AIM
1 3 (1.23%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.41%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.97%) AWS
2 13 (5.33%) Azure
3 4 (1.64%) SaaS
4 3 (1.23%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (1.23%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.23%) DNS
2 2 (0.82%) AMQP
2 2 (0.82%) DHCP
2 2 (0.82%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (0.82%) WebEx
2 2 (0.82%) Wireless
3 1 (0.41%) PBX
3 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.15%) KDB
3 8 (3.28%) Data Lake
4 7 (2.87%) DB2
4 7 (2.87%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.05%) Big Data
6 5 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.05%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.05%) MySQL
6 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.23%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.41%) MemSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.64%) Maven
4 3 (1.23%) NUnit
5 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.82%) Cypress.io
5 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.82%) JIRA
5 2 (0.82%) JUnit
5 2 (0.82%) Mockito
5 2 (0.82%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.82%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.41%) Moq
6 1 (0.41%) MSTest
General
1 106 (43.44%) Finance
2 93 (38.11%) Banking
3 47 (19.26%) Social Skills
4 44 (18.03%) Investment Banking
5 27 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (6.56%) Back Office
7 11 (4.51%) Financial Institution
8 10 (4.10%) Organisational Skills
9 6 (2.46%) Advertising
10 4 (1.64%) Legal
11 3 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (1.23%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.82%) Marketing
13 1 (0.41%) Games
13 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 155 (63.52%) Developer
2 66 (27.05%) Java Developer
3 55 (22.54%) Front Office Developer
4 32 (13.11%) Pricing Developer
4 32 (13.11%) Python Developer
5 29 (11.89%) Java Pricing Developer
6 22 (9.02%) Analyst
6 22 (9.02%) C# Developer
7 19 (7.79%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 19 (7.79%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 19 (7.79%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.15%) Java Developer - Fintech
9 11 (4.51%) Applications Support
9 11 (4.51%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.10%) Lead Developer
10 10 (4.10%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 9 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (3.69%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) KDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.31%) .NET
2 37 (15.16%) AngularJS
3 34 (13.93%) React
4 26 (10.66%) FIX Protocol
5 14 (5.74%) HTML
6 13 (5.33%) .NET Core
7 12 (4.92%) Spring
7 12 (4.92%) Web Services
8 11 (4.51%) HTML5
9 10 (4.10%) Flask
9 10 (4.10%) Jinja
9 10 (4.10%) NumPy
9 10 (4.10%) SciPy
9 10 (4.10%) Spring Boot
9 10 (4.10%) SQLAlchemy
10 9 (3.69%) RESTful
11 8 (3.28%) WPF
12 7 (2.87%) Node.js
12 7 (2.87%) WCF
13 6 (2.46%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.49%) Fixed Income
2 43 (17.62%) Derivative
3 36 (14.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (9.84%) Equities
5 16 (6.56%) Legacy Systems
6 14 (5.74%) Equity Derivative
7 13 (5.33%) Data Structures
8 12 (4.92%) Management Information System
9 11 (4.51%) Algorithms
9 11 (4.51%) Hedge funds
10 10 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (3.28%) Pricing Data
12 5 (2.05%) Credit Risk
12 5 (2.05%) Market Risk
13 3 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
13 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.82%) SWIFT
14 2 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.07%) Linux
2 24 (9.84%) Unix
3 22 (9.02%) Windows
4 4 (1.64%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (15.98%) Electronic Trading
3 30 (12.30%) Multithreading
4 28 (11.48%) Software Engineering
5 27 (11.07%) Low Latency
6 26 (10.66%) SDLC
7 25 (10.25%) Asset Management
8 23 (9.43%) TDD
9 21 (8.61%) Analytics
9 21 (8.61%) High Availability
10 20 (8.20%) Risk Management
11 18 (7.38%) Fintech
12 17 (6.97%) Algorithmic Trading
13 16 (6.56%) IT Strategy
14 15 (6.15%) Data Analysis
14 15 (6.15%) DevOps
14 15 (6.15%) Machine Learning
14 15 (6.15%) OO
15 14 (5.74%) Full Stack Development
16 13 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 87 (35.66%) Java
2 77 (31.56%) Python
3 63 (25.82%) C#
4 45 (18.44%) SQL
5 41 (16.80%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.97%) C++
7 15 (6.15%) TypeScript
8 13 (5.33%) ES6
9 12 (4.92%) VBA
10 10 (4.10%) Perl
11 8 (3.28%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.87%) C
13 3 (1.23%) Java 8
13 3 (1.23%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.82%) Go
14 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (3.28%) Degree
2 2 (0.82%) CHECK Team Member
2 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.41%) MCP
3 1 (0.41%) MCSA
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.64%) GDPR
2 3 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) Basel III
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.69%) Docker
2 5 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) Ansible
1 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (0.82%) NetBackup
1 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (0.82%) SCCM
1 2 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (0.82%) vCenter Server
1 2 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.02%) Oracle
3 17 (6.97%) Bloomberg
4 15 (6.15%) Charles River
5 9 (3.69%) Tradeweb
6 8 (3.28%) Fidessa
7 7 (2.87%) Portware
8 4 (1.64%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.64%) VMware
9 3 (1.23%) Apple
9 3 (1.23%) Avaloq
9 3 (1.23%) Cisco
9 3 (1.23%) Databricks
9 3 (1.23%) Greenplum
10 2 (0.82%) Altiris
10 2 (0.82%) Avaya
10 2 (0.82%) GL TRADE
10 2 (0.82%) Murex
10 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.82%) Trayport