Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 51 65
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 -30
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 459 493 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.15% 4.83% 4.42%
As % of the General category 7.63% 8.50% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 417 461 491
City of London median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.71% -
10th Percentile £48,750 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -

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 6,017 5,799 7,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.41% 56.78% 61.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5,369 5,190 6,894
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,225 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%

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 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 297 (64.71%) Finance
2 185 (40.31%) SQL
3 179 (39.00%) Java
4 116 (25.27%) Derivative
5 115 (25.05%) Banking
6 111 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
7 109 (23.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 100 (21.79%) C#
9 97 (21.13%) Equities
10 92 (20.04%) Fixed Income
11 89 (19.39%) Asset Management
12 87 (18.95%) Python
13 84 (18.30%) Business Analysis
14 82 (17.86%) Investment Management
15 72 (15.69%) SQL Server
16 65 (14.16%) .NET
17 63 (13.73%) DevOps
18 61 (13.29%) Low Latency
19 59 (12.85%) Multithreading
19 59 (12.85%) Electronic Trading
19 59 (12.85%) Degree
20 55 (11.98%) Oracle
21 51 (11.11%) C++
21 51 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
22 48 (10.46%) Workflow
23 47 (10.24%) Linux
24 45 (9.80%) Microsoft
25 44 (9.59%) Project Management
25 44 (9.59%) Hedge funds
26 40 (8.71%) Java 8

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 23 (5.01%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (1.96%) IIS
3 4 (0.87%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.87%) Confluence
4 3 (0.65%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.44%) GemFire
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.22%) IPython
6 1 (0.22%) Luigi
6 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.22%) Tornado
6 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (6.10%) thinkFolio
2 21 (4.58%) Markit EDM
3 20 (4.36%) Front Arena
4 4 (0.87%) Endur
4 4 (0.87%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.87%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (0.65%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.44%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.22%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.22%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.87%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) npm
4 1 (0.22%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.53%) LAN
1 7 (1.53%) WAN
2 1 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.36%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (2.40%) Big Data
4 10 (2.18%) KDB
5 9 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.96%) MS Access
5 9 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.53%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.87%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.65%) MySQL
9 3 (0.65%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.65%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 38 (8.28%) Maven
2 24 (5.23%) Gradle
3 10 (2.18%) JIRA
4 7 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.53%) Subversion
5 6 (1.31%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.44%) Mockito
8 2 (0.44%) NUnit
8 2 (0.44%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.44%) webpack
9 1 (0.22%) CA Release Automation
9 1 (0.22%) Flyway
9 1 (0.22%) gulp
9 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.22%) Hudson
9 1 (0.22%) JUnit
9 1 (0.22%) ProC
General
1 297 (64.71%) Finance
2 115 (25.05%) Banking
3 37 (8.06%) Advertising
3 37 (8.06%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.14%) Back Office
5 8 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.74%) Retail
6 2 (0.44%) French Language
6 2 (0.44%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.22%) Games
7 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 198 (43.14%) Developer
2 115 (25.05%) Analyst
2 115 (25.05%) Java Developer
3 46 (10.02%) Support Analyst
4 45 (9.80%) Senior Developer
5 40 (8.71%) Business Analyst
6 36 (7.84%) Front Office Developer
7 33 (7.19%) Applications Support
8 27 (5.88%) Consultant
9 25 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
10 24 (5.23%) SQL Analyst
11 23 (5.01%) Implementation Consultant
11 23 (5.01%) Java Developer - Fintech
12 22 (4.79%) Applications Support Analyst
13 20 (4.36%) Financial Analyst
13 20 (4.36%) Service Analyst
14 19 (4.14%) Test Analyst
15 17 (3.70%) C# Developer
16 16 (3.49%) .NET Developer
17 15 (3.27%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.16%) .NET
2 51 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
3 30 (6.54%) XML
4 24 (5.23%) AngularJS
5 23 (5.01%) J2SE
5 23 (5.01%) Spring
6 17 (3.70%) Hibernate
6 17 (3.70%) React
7 13 (2.83%) WPF
8 12 (2.61%) HTML
9 10 (2.18%) WCF
9 10 (2.18%) Web Services
10 9 (1.96%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.96%) Redux
10 9 (1.96%) RESTful
11 8 (1.74%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (1.74%) HTML5
12 7 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 116 (25.27%) Derivative
2 109 (23.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 97 (21.13%) Equities
4 92 (20.04%) Fixed Income
5 44 (9.59%) Hedge funds
6 37 (8.06%) Fintech
7 29 (6.32%) Computer Science
8 27 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (5.66%) Algorithms
10 23 (5.01%) Market Risk
11 18 (3.92%) Equity Derivative
12 16 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (3.05%) Credit Risk
14 12 (2.61%) Exotic Derivative
15 11 (2.40%) Management Information System
16 9 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
17 6 (1.31%) Reference Data
18 5 (1.09%) Data Structures
19 4 (0.87%) Grid Computing
19 4 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.24%) Linux
2 39 (8.50%) Unix
3 9 (1.96%) Windows
4 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (19.39%) Asset Management
3 84 (18.30%) Business Analysis
4 82 (17.86%) Investment Management
5 63 (13.73%) DevOps
6 61 (13.29%) Low Latency
7 59 (12.85%) Electronic Trading
7 59 (12.85%) Multithreading
8 48 (10.46%) Workflow
9 44 (9.59%) Project Management
10 37 (8.06%) Microservices
11 36 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (7.41%) Analytics
13 30 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (6.54%) Mathematics
14 29 (6.32%) Risk Management
15 27 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (5.45%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 185 (40.31%) SQL
2 179 (39.00%) Java
3 100 (21.79%) C#
4 87 (18.95%) Python
5 51 (11.11%) C++
6 40 (8.71%) Java 8
7 39 (8.50%) Perl
8 33 (7.19%) JavaScript
9 30 (6.54%) Scala
10 25 (5.45%) C
11 24 (5.23%) VBA
12 23 (5.01%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.40%) R
14 10 (2.18%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.18%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.96%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.74%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.87%) Lingo
17 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (12.85%) Degree
2 11 (2.40%) Master's Degree
2 11 (2.40%) PhD
3 7 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.09%) CFA
5 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.44%) ISEB
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.14%) MiFID
2 18 (3.92%) QA
3 12 (2.61%) EMIR
4 8 (1.74%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.87%) PMO
6 3 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.09%) Control-M
2 3 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.44%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.44%) Terraform
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Grafana
4 1 (0.22%) logstash
4 1 (0.22%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (11.98%) Oracle
2 45 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.19%) Charles River
4 26 (5.66%) TIBCO
5 24 (5.23%) SimCorp
6 23 (5.01%) StreamBase
7 21 (4.58%) Calypso
8 20 (4.36%) Bloomberg
8 20 (4.36%) Sybase
9 11 (2.40%) ION Trading
9 11 (2.40%) Reuters
10 10 (2.18%) FactSet
10 10 (2.18%) Fidessa
11 7 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.09%) SunGard
13 4 (0.87%) CQG
13 4 (0.87%) FIS
14 3 (0.65%) Informatica
14 3 (0.65%) OpenLink
14 3 (0.65%) Solace