Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 100 102
Rank change year-on-year +31 +2 -37
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 197 257 311
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.06% 3.02% 3.03%
As % of the General category 8.16% 5.95% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 160 233 261
10th Percentile £61,000 £53,750 £56,250
25th Percentile £75,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +5.96%
75th Percentile £117,500 £112,500 £97,500
90th Percentile £130,000 £125,000 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £92,500 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -

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 2,414 4,319 5,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.70% 50.74% 51.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,075 3,751 4,685
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £49,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £106,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +8.33%

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 77 (39.09%) Finance
2 68 (34.52%) Python
3 66 (33.50%) Banking
4 62 (31.47%) C#
4 62 (31.47%) Java
5 61 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (24.87%) .NET
6 49 (24.87%) Microsoft
7 44 (22.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 34 (17.26%) Fixed Income
9 32 (16.24%) Asset Management
10 30 (15.23%) SQL
11 26 (13.20%) Electronic Trading
11 26 (13.20%) Azure
12 25 (12.69%) Investment Banking
12 25 (12.69%) Migration
13 24 (12.18%) AWS
14 23 (11.68%) Fintech
15 22 (11.17%) Business Analysis
15 22 (11.17%) Derivative
16 21 (10.66%) VBA
16 21 (10.66%) IT Strategy
17 19 (9.64%) SQL Server
17 19 (9.64%) Equities
18 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
18 18 (9.14%) CRM
18 18 (9.14%) Analytics
19 17 (8.63%) Low Latency
19 17 (8.63%) Spreadsheet
19 17 (8.63%) C++

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 4 (2.03%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.51%) Confluence
3 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (8.63%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (8.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.52%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.20%) Azure
2 24 (12.18%) AWS
3 16 (8.12%) Power Platform
4 10 (5.08%) GCP
5 5 (2.54%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.02%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.02%) SaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) DHCP
1 2 (1.02%) DNS
1 2 (1.02%) FTP
1 2 (1.02%) SAN
2 1 (0.51%) AMQP
2 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.51%) InfiniBand
2 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.51%) Multicast
2 1 (0.51%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.12%) Power BI
3 10 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.57%) KDB
5 5 (2.54%) Data Lake
6 4 (2.03%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.03%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.52%) Big Data
8 2 (1.02%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.02%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.51%) DB2
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.51%) QlikView
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.05%) Maven
3 3 (1.52%) JIRA
4 2 (1.02%) JUnit
5 1 (0.51%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.51%) GitLab
5 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (39.09%) Finance
2 66 (33.50%) Banking
3 25 (12.69%) Investment Banking
4 14 (7.11%) Private Banking
5 9 (4.57%) Back Office
6 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 117 (59.39%) Developer
2 41 (20.81%) Java Developer
3 27 (13.71%) Senior Developer
4 24 (12.18%) Front Office Developer
4 24 (12.18%) Pricing Developer
5 20 (10.15%) Java Pricing Developer
6 18 (9.14%) Python Developer
7 16 (8.12%) C# Developer
7 16 (8.12%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 16 (8.12%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 14 (7.11%) Java Developer - Fintech
9 13 (6.60%) Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) Applications Manager
9 13 (6.60%) Business Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) CRM Manager
9 13 (6.60%) Quantitative Developer
10 11 (5.58%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (4.06%) C++ Developer
11 8 (4.06%) HTML Developer
12 7 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (24.87%) .NET
2 13 (6.60%) AngularJS
3 12 (6.09%) HTML
4 10 (5.08%) HTML5
4 10 (5.08%) Node.js
4 10 (5.08%) React
5 9 (4.57%) .NET Core
6 6 (3.05%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (3.05%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.54%) Entity Framework
7 5 (2.54%) Ext JS
7 5 (2.54%) FpML
7 5 (2.54%) Kafka
7 5 (2.54%) Web Services
7 5 (2.54%) XML
8 4 (2.03%) JMS
8 4 (2.03%) NumPy
8 4 (2.03%) Spring
8 4 (2.03%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (17.26%) Fixed Income
3 22 (11.17%) Derivative
4 19 (9.64%) Equities
5 11 (5.58%) Hedge funds
6 10 (5.08%) Algorithms
7 9 (4.57%) Management Information System
8 8 (4.06%) Data Structures
8 8 (4.06%) Reference Data
9 6 (3.05%) OTC Derivatives
10 5 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
13 2 (1.02%) Credit Derivative
13 2 (1.02%) Credit Risk
13 2 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (1.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (1.02%) Market Risk
13 2 (1.02%) N-Tier
13 2 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.58%) Linux
2 5 (2.54%) Unix
3 3 (1.52%) Windows
4 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.24%) Asset Management
3 26 (13.20%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (12.69%) Migration
5 23 (11.68%) Fintech
6 22 (11.17%) Business Analysis
7 21 (10.66%) IT Strategy
8 18 (9.14%) Analytics
8 18 (9.14%) CRM
9 17 (8.63%) Low Latency
9 17 (8.63%) Project Management
10 16 (8.12%) Data Management
11 15 (7.61%) Mathematics
11 15 (7.61%) Risk Management
11 15 (7.61%) Wealth Management
12 14 (7.11%) Data Governance
12 14 (7.11%) DevOps
12 14 (7.11%) Investment Management
12 14 (7.11%) TDD
13 13 (6.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 68 (34.52%) Python
2 62 (31.47%) C#
2 62 (31.47%) Java
3 30 (15.23%) SQL
4 21 (10.66%) VBA
5 17 (8.63%) C++
6 16 (8.12%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.05%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.03%) R
9 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.51%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) Scala
9 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.61%) Degree
2 4 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.05%) QA
2 4 (2.03%) EMIR
2 4 (2.03%) MiFID
3 3 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (2.03%) Docker
2 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) DFS Replication
2 2 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.51%) Control-M
3 1 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.51%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (24.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.57%) Oracle
3 6 (3.05%) Solace
4 5 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.03%) Charles River
5 4 (2.03%) Google
6 3 (1.52%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.52%) Calypso
6 3 (1.52%) FactSet
6 3 (1.52%) Fidessa
6 3 (1.52%) Informatica
6 3 (1.52%) Murex
6 3 (1.52%) Refinitiv
6 3 (1.52%) Reuters
6 3 (1.52%) SmartCo
6 3 (1.52%) SmartStream
7 2 (1.02%) Citrix
7 2 (1.02%) VMware
8 1 (0.51%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.51%) SimCorp