Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 79 49
Rank change year-on-year -34 -30 +18
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 278 420 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.79% 3.76% 4.88%
As % of the General category 5.67% 7.18% 8.35%
Number of salaries quoted 238 386 463
City of London median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £55,000 £50,625 £45,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £113,750 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%

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 4,904 5,850 5,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.13% 52.39% 58.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4,197 5,214 5,366
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £98,000 £96,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +0.84%

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 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 3 £120,000 -
Front Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 137 (49.28%) Finance
2 94 (33.81%) Java
3 71 (25.54%) C#
4 70 (25.18%) Python
5 64 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (21.94%) Fixed Income
7 59 (21.22%) SQL
8 57 (20.50%) Banking
9 46 (16.55%) Equities
10 44 (15.83%) SQL Server
11 42 (15.11%) .NET
11 42 (15.11%) Investment Management
11 42 (15.11%) AngularJS
12 41 (14.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 40 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (14.03%) C++
14 39 (14.03%) React
15 37 (13.31%) FIX Protocol
16 36 (12.95%) Asset Management
17 32 (11.51%) Linux
17 32 (11.51%) AWS
18 31 (11.15%) Multithreading
18 31 (11.15%) Windows
19 30 (10.79%) JavaScript
20 29 (10.43%) Derivative
21 28 (10.07%) Investment Banking
22 27 (9.71%) Microservices
23 26 (9.35%) Hedge funds
23 26 (9.35%) Scrum
23 26 (9.35%) HTML

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 9 (3.24%) Apache
2 8 (2.88%) IIS
2 8 (2.88%) nginx
3 5 (1.80%) Confluence
4 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.72%) GemFire
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (5.76%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (1.08%) RMDS
3 3 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.36%) Endur
4 1 (0.36%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.36%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.51%) AWS
2 17 (6.12%) Azure
3 16 (5.76%) GCP
4 7 (2.52%) GitHub
5 6 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.08%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.36%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.44%) LAN
1 4 (1.44%) Softphone
1 4 (1.44%) WAN
1 4 (1.44%) Wireless
2 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.72%) Firewall
3 2 (0.72%) Internet
3 2 (0.72%) Multicast
3 2 (0.72%) SAN
3 2 (0.72%) SSL
4 1 (0.36%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.19%) Big Data
3 10 (3.60%) KDB
4 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Ignite
6 1 (0.36%) DataStax
6 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.36%) MS Access
6 1 (0.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) Power BI
6 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (3.96%) JIRA
2 9 (3.24%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.80%) GitLab
5 5 (1.80%) JUnit
6 4 (1.44%) YourKit
7 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.72%) Selenium
8 2 (0.72%) Subversion
9 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.36%) JMeter
9 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.36%) Maven
9 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 137 (49.28%) Finance
2 57 (20.50%) Banking
3 28 (10.07%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.47%) Back Office
5 8 (2.88%) Retail
6 7 (2.52%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.16%) Law
8 2 (0.72%) Advertising
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 135 (48.56%) Developer
2 51 (18.35%) Analyst
3 49 (17.63%) Java Developer
4 44 (15.83%) Senior Developer
5 41 (14.75%) Front Office Developer
6 27 (9.71%) Business Analyst
7 25 (8.99%) Full Stack Developer
8 23 (8.27%) Support Analyst
9 22 (7.91%) C# Developer
10 20 (7.19%) Applications Support
10 20 (7.19%) Senior Java Developer
11 18 (6.47%) Python Developer
12 17 (6.12%) Quantitative Developer
13 13 (4.68%) Senior Full Stack Developer
14 12 (4.32%) Architect
15 11 (3.96%) Lead Architect
16 9 (3.24%) C++ Developer
16 9 (3.24%) Lead Developer
16 9 (3.24%) Team Leader
17 8 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.11%) .NET
1 42 (15.11%) AngularJS
2 39 (14.03%) React
3 37 (13.31%) FIX Protocol
4 26 (9.35%) HTML
5 13 (4.68%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.32%) Entity Framework
6 12 (4.32%) WPF
7 11 (3.96%) Web Services
8 10 (3.60%) Kafka
8 10 (3.60%) Node.js
9 9 (3.24%) CSS
9 9 (3.24%) REST
9 9 (3.24%) Spring
10 8 (2.88%) HTML5
11 7 (2.52%) RESTful
12 6 (2.16%) Java Concurrency
12 6 (2.16%) Reactive Extensions
12 6 (2.16%) WebSockets
13 4 (1.44%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.94%) Fixed Income
2 46 (16.55%) Equities
3 41 (14.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 29 (10.43%) Derivative
5 26 (9.35%) Hedge funds
6 21 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (7.19%) Management Information System
8 13 (4.68%) Market Risk
9 11 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (3.24%) Credit Risk
10 9 (3.24%) Equity Derivative
11 7 (2.52%) Grid Computing
12 6 (2.16%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.80%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.80%) Reference Data
14 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
15 3 (1.08%) Reinsurance
15 3 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
16 2 (0.72%) DTCC
16 2 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.51%) Linux
2 31 (11.15%) Windows
3 23 (8.27%) Unix
4 12 (4.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (15.11%) Investment Management
3 40 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (12.95%) Asset Management
5 31 (11.15%) Multithreading
6 27 (9.71%) Microservices
7 26 (9.35%) Computer Science
7 26 (9.35%) Scrum
8 25 (8.99%) Low Latency
9 22 (7.91%) TDD
10 21 (7.55%) Electronic Trading
11 19 (6.83%) Risk Management
11 19 (6.83%) SDLC
12 18 (6.47%) Fintech
12 18 (6.47%) OO
13 17 (6.12%) Analytics
14 15 (5.40%) Project Management
15 14 (5.04%) Migration
16 13 (4.68%) Change Control
17 12 (4.32%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 94 (33.81%) Java
2 71 (25.54%) C#
3 70 (25.18%) Python
4 59 (21.22%) SQL
5 39 (14.03%) C++
6 30 (10.79%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.19%) TypeScript
8 15 (5.40%) Scala
9 13 (4.68%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.60%) Perl
10 10 (3.60%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.88%) Java 8
12 7 (2.52%) VBA
13 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.08%) VB
15 2 (0.72%) C
15 2 (0.72%) Ruby
15 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (6.83%) Degree
2 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.72%) PhD
4 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.32%) QA
2 8 (2.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.72%) MiFID
4 1 (0.36%) EMIR
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (3.96%) Docker
2 4 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (5.40%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.44%) Ansible
2 4 (1.44%) SCCM
2 4 (1.44%) Terraform
3 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.99%) Oracle
3 24 (8.63%) Charles River
4 11 (3.96%) Sybase
5 10 (3.60%) Fidessa
6 7 (2.52%) Google
7 6 (2.16%) Portware
7 6 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.16%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.80%) Citrix
8 5 (1.80%) SimCorp
9 4 (1.44%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.44%) VMware
10 3 (1.08%) Murex
10 3 (1.08%) OpenLink
10 3 (1.08%) SAP
11 2 (0.72%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.72%) FXall
11 2 (0.72%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.72%) Solace