Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 68 34
Rank change year-on-year +17 -34 +7
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 469 511 1065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.72% 4.31% 5.90%
As % of the General category 8.19% 7.10% 9.75%
Number of salaries quoted 438 461 936
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £109,375
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +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 5724 7195 10928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.59% 60.71% 60.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5131 6583 9348
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 278 (59.28%) Finance
2 159 (33.90%) Java
3 143 (30.49%) Banking
4 139 (29.64%) SQL
5 104 (22.17%) Linux
6 95 (20.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 93 (19.83%) Multithreading
8 92 (19.62%) C#
9 90 (19.19%) Python
9 90 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (17.91%) Unix
11 79 (16.84%) Investment Banking
12 77 (16.42%) SQL Server
13 74 (15.78%) Equities
13 74 (15.78%) Low Latency
14 72 (15.35%) Fixed Income
15 68 (14.50%) C++
16 65 (13.86%) Asset Management
17 56 (11.94%) .NET
17 56 (11.94%) Derivative
18 54 (11.51%) Electronic Trading
19 51 (10.87%) Mathematics
20 50 (10.66%) FIX Protocol
21 47 (10.02%) JavaScript
21 47 (10.02%) Oracle
22 44 (9.38%) Microsoft
22 44 (9.38%) Windows
23 43 (9.17%) Sybase
24 42 (8.96%) Degree
25 41 (8.74%) Investment Management

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 17 (3.62%) IBM Notes
2 15 (3.20%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.92%) GemFire
4 8 (1.71%) IIS
5 4 (0.85%) Confluence
5 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.43%) DataSynapse
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (3.84%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Endur
1 5 (1.07%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.85%) Eikon
3 3 (0.64%) Bloomberg AIM
3 3 (0.64%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.64%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.92%) Office 365
2 7 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.07%) GitHub
4 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.21%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.41%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.49%) DHCP
2 7 (1.49%) DNS
3 4 (0.85%) Wireless
4 3 (0.64%) Network Security
5 2 (0.43%) LAN
5 2 (0.43%) WAN
6 1 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.84%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.62%) Hadoop
4 16 (3.41%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.71%) Big Data
7 8 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.28%) MS Access
8 6 (1.28%) MySQL
9 5 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.85%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.85%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (0.85%) QlikView
10 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (6.40%) Gradle
2 29 (6.18%) Maven
3 17 (3.62%) JIRA
4 15 (3.20%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.56%) JUnit
6 8 (1.71%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.28%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.85%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.85%) Subversion
8 4 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.43%) GitLab
10 2 (0.43%) gulp
10 2 (0.43%) Mockito
10 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.21%) Sinon.JS
General
1 278 (59.28%) Finance
2 143 (30.49%) Banking
3 79 (16.84%) Investment Banking
4 39 (8.32%) Advertising
5 29 (6.18%) Back Office
6 8 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.71%) International Banking
7 7 (1.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.43%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (0.43%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.43%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 230 (49.04%) Developer
2 119 (25.37%) Analyst
3 104 (22.17%) Java Developer
4 55 (11.73%) Applications Support
4 55 (11.73%) Support Analyst
5 49 (10.45%) Senior Developer
6 46 (9.81%) Front Office Developer
7 44 (9.38%) Business Analyst
8 30 (6.40%) C# Developer
9 29 (6.18%) Applications Support Analyst
10 27 (5.76%) C++ Developer
11 25 (5.33%) .NET Developer
11 25 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
12 22 (4.69%) Banking Analyst
13 21 (4.48%) Support Manager
14 19 (4.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 19 (4.05%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 19 (4.05%) Quantitative Developer
15 18 (3.84%) Asset Management Analyst
16 17 (3.62%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.94%) .NET
2 50 (10.66%) FIX Protocol
3 40 (8.53%) XML
4 36 (7.68%) AngularJS
5 29 (6.18%) HTML
5 29 (6.18%) Spring
6 28 (5.97%) J2SE
7 24 (5.12%) HTML5
8 23 (4.90%) ASP.NET
9 21 (4.48%) WPF
10 18 (3.84%) XSLT
11 14 (2.99%) jQuery
12 13 (2.77%) Hibernate
13 12 (2.56%) WCF
14 11 (2.35%) .NET Framework
15 10 (2.13%) XSD
16 9 (1.92%) Middleware
17 8 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 8 (1.71%) REST
17 8 (1.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 95 (20.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 74 (15.78%) Equities
3 72 (15.35%) Fixed Income
4 56 (11.94%) Derivative
5 38 (8.10%) Computer Science
5 38 (8.10%) Fintech
6 29 (6.18%) Algorithms
7 23 (4.90%) Hedge funds
7 23 (4.90%) Market Risk
8 22 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (4.05%) Credit Risk
10 16 (3.41%) Client/Server
11 14 (2.99%) AS400
11 14 (2.99%) IBM Mainframe
11 14 (2.99%) Mainframe
12 12 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (1.71%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (1.71%) Management Information System
14 7 (1.49%) Swaptions
15 6 (1.28%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 104 (22.17%) Linux
2 84 (17.91%) Unix
3 44 (9.38%) Windows
4 14 (2.99%) OS/390
5 13 (2.77%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.35%) Solaris
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.83%) Multithreading
2 90 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (15.78%) Low Latency
4 65 (13.86%) Asset Management
5 54 (11.51%) Electronic Trading
6 51 (10.87%) Mathematics
7 41 (8.74%) Investment Management
8 37 (7.89%) Concurrent Programming
9 36 (7.68%) Risk Management
10 35 (7.46%) Algorithmic Trading
10 35 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (7.04%) DevOps
12 31 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (6.61%) SDLC
13 27 (5.76%) Business Analysis
14 26 (5.54%) Microservices
15 22 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (4.48%) Analytics
17 20 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
17 20 (4.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 159 (33.90%) Java
2 139 (29.64%) SQL
3 92 (19.62%) C#
4 90 (19.19%) Python
5 68 (14.50%) C++
6 47 (10.02%) JavaScript
7 31 (6.61%) VBA
8 20 (4.26%) MATLAB
8 20 (4.26%) R
9 16 (3.41%) Perl
10 13 (2.77%) C
10 13 (2.77%) Scala
10 13 (2.77%) VB
11 11 (2.35%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.92%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.92%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.71%) Lingo
14 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.64%) F#
15 3 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (8.96%) Degree
2 15 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.49%) Master's Degree
3 7 (1.49%) PhD
4 4 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.43%) CFA
5 2 (0.43%) ISEB
6 1 (0.21%) MCP
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.90%) MiFID
2 18 (3.84%) QA
3 6 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (1.28%) EMIR
3 6 (1.28%) IFRS
4 5 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.64%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.43%) Basel III
6 2 (0.43%) SLA
7 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 17 (3.62%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (0.85%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Docker
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (2.99%) BMC PATROL
1 14 (2.99%) Tivoli
1 14 (2.99%) Tivoli NetView
2 5 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.85%) Control-M
3 4 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (0.85%) Mesos
4 3 (0.64%) Ansible
4 3 (0.64%) SCCM
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (10.02%) Oracle
2 44 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 43 (9.17%) Sybase
4 28 (5.97%) TIBCO
5 27 (5.76%) StreamBase
6 25 (5.33%) Charles River
7 17 (3.62%) Bloomberg
7 17 (3.62%) Lotus
8 15 (3.20%) IBM
9 11 (2.35%) Fidessa
10 10 (2.13%) Murex
11 8 (1.71%) Citrix
12 7 (1.49%) Reuters
13 5 (1.07%) FactSet
13 5 (1.07%) ION Trading
13 5 (1.07%) OpenLink
14 4 (0.85%) Talend
15 3 (0.64%) Barracuda Networks
15 3 (0.64%) BMC
15 3 (0.64%) VMware