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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
London / City of London
Rank 53 49 55
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 237 349 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.67% 4.93% 4.27%
As % of the General category 8.44% 8.40% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 201 316 395
Median salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.52%  

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2808 4155 5876
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 55.32% 58.65% 57.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2567 3732 4883
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £91,500 £85,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Front Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 329 (65.15%) Finance
2 220 (43.56%) Banking
3 207 (40.99%) SQL
4 188 (37.23%) Java
5 124 (24.55%) Linux
6 118 (23.37%) Degree
7 106 (20.99%) C#
8 100 (19.80%) Python
9 97 (19.21%) Electronic Trading
10 96 (19.01%) C++
11 93 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
12 91 (18.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 87 (17.23%) Multithreading
14 82 (16.24%) Unix
15 80 (15.84%) Maven
16 77 (15.25%) Fixed Income
16 77 (15.25%) Mathematics
17 76 (15.05%) Low Latency
18 75 (14.85%) Spring
19 71 (14.06%) OOD
20 70 (13.86%) Computer Science
21 67 (13.27%) Investment Banking
21 67 (13.27%) .NET
21 67 (13.27%) Gradle
22 65 (12.87%) JUnit
22 65 (12.87%) J2SE
23 59 (11.68%) Derivative
24 57 (11.29%) FIX Protocol
25 52 (10.30%) SQL Server
26 47 (9.31%) Asset Management

Front Office
Top Related 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 14 (2.77%) Confluence
2 12 (2.38%) Apache
3 10 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.78%) JBoss
5 7 (1.39%) Jetty
5 7 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.19%) IIS
7 5 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.40%) IPython
10 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.20%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) MS Project
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.18%) thinkFolio
2 6 (1.19%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.59%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.40%) Eze OMS
5 2 (0.40%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.20%) Endur
6 1 (0.20%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.20%) RMDS
6 1 (0.20%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.40%) GitHub
3 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.40%) DNS
1 2 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (0.40%) LDAP
1 2 (0.40%) SAN
1 2 (0.40%) SSL
2 1 (0.20%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (0.20%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (0.20%) DEFINITY
2 1 (0.20%) Firewall
2 1 (0.20%) FTP
2 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (2.97%) KDB
4 12 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (1.58%) Power BI
6 8 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.39%) Tick Data
8 5 (0.99%) Big Data
8 5 (0.99%) QlikView
8 5 (0.99%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.79%) DB2
10 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.59%) Redis
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 80 (15.84%) Maven
2 67 (13.27%) Gradle
3 65 (12.87%) JUnit
4 16 (3.17%) JIRA
5 14 (2.77%) FishEye
6 11 (2.18%) NUnit
7 8 (1.58%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.58%) FlexUnit
7 8 (1.58%) IntelliJ
7 8 (1.58%) Moq
8 3 (0.59%) Ant
8 3 (0.59%) Grunt
8 3 (0.59%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.59%) MSTest
8 3 (0.59%) Protractor
8 3 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (0.59%) Subversion
8 3 (0.59%) webpack
9 2 (0.40%) Selenium
9 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 329 (65.15%) Finance
2 220 (43.56%) Banking
3 67 (13.27%) Investment Banking
4 42 (8.32%) Advertising
5 31 (6.14%) Back Office
6 8 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.99%) Legal
8 5 (0.99%) Retail
9 3 (0.59%) French Language
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) Games
10 2 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 296 (58.61%) Developer
2 154 (30.50%) Java Developer
3 118 (23.37%) Front Office Developer
4 86 (17.03%) Senior Developer
5 85 (16.83%) Analyst
6 78 (15.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 50 (9.90%) Java Pricing Developer
8 49 (9.70%) C# Developer
9 44 (8.71%) Business Analyst
10 39 (7.72%) C++ Developer
11 27 (5.35%) Architect
12 23 (4.55%) Applications Support
13 22 (4.36%) Enterprise Architect
13 22 (4.36%) Python Developer
14 21 (4.16%) .NET Developer
15 19 (3.76%) Qualitative Analyst
15 19 (3.76%) Quantitative Analyst
16 18 (3.56%) Junior
17 17 (3.37%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 17 (3.37%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (14.85%) Spring
2 67 (13.27%) .NET
3 65 (12.87%) J2SE
4 57 (11.29%) FIX Protocol
5 46 (9.11%) JDBC
6 37 (7.33%) WPF
7 26 (5.15%) AngularJS
8 25 (4.95%) WCF
9 24 (4.75%) Rendezvous
9 24 (4.75%) TIBCO EMS
10 22 (4.36%) HTML
11 21 (4.16%) JMS
12 19 (3.76%) XML
13 17 (3.37%) Hibernate
14 16 (3.17%) ASP.NET
15 12 (2.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 12 (2.38%) HTML5
15 12 (2.38%) Web Services
16 10 (1.98%) Middleware
16 10 (1.98%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 91 (18.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 77 (15.25%) Fixed Income
3 70 (13.86%) Computer Science
4 59 (11.68%) Derivative
5 38 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (7.52%) Hedge funds
6 32 (6.34%) Fintech
7 30 (5.94%) Equities
8 18 (3.56%) Market Risk
9 16 (3.17%) Credit Risk
10 15 (2.97%) Client/Server
11 11 (2.18%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (1.78%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.78%) N-Tier
13 7 (1.39%) Swaptions
14 5 (0.99%) OTC Derivatives
15 3 (0.59%) Clustering
15 3 (0.59%) Grid Computing
15 3 (0.59%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 124 (24.55%) Linux
2 82 (16.24%) Unix
3 29 (5.74%) Windows
4 10 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.58%) CentOS
6 6 (1.19%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.59%) Solaris
8 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (19.21%) Electronic Trading
2 93 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (17.23%) Multithreading
4 77 (15.25%) Mathematics
5 76 (15.05%) Low Latency
6 71 (14.06%) OOD
7 47 (9.31%) Asset Management
8 44 (8.71%) Analytics
9 43 (8.51%) Investment Management
10 41 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (6.93%) SDLC
12 34 (6.73%) IT Strategy
12 34 (6.73%) Mentoring
12 34 (6.73%) Physics
13 31 (6.14%) Risk Management
14 27 (5.35%) Business Analysis
14 27 (5.35%) DevOps
15 26 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (5.15%) Project Management
15 26 (5.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 207 (40.99%) SQL
2 188 (37.23%) Java
3 106 (20.99%) C#
4 100 (19.80%) Python
5 96 (19.01%) C++
6 43 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 30 (5.94%) Scala
8 28 (5.54%) Perl
9 23 (4.55%) C
10 18 (3.56%) VBA
11 17 (3.37%) MATLAB
12 16 (3.17%) R
13 14 (2.77%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.98%) VB
15 8 (1.58%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.79%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.79%) F#
17 3 (0.59%) Haskell
17 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 118 (23.37%) Degree
2 37 (7.33%) PhD
3 22 (4.36%) Postgraduate
4 4 (0.79%) PMP
5 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.59%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.40%) CCAB
7 1 (0.20%) MCP
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.74%) QA
2 24 (4.75%) MiFID
3 11 (2.18%) EMIR
4 10 (1.98%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (1.19%) SLA
6 5 (0.99%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.40%) FATCA
7 2 (0.40%) PMO
8 1 (0.20%) Basel III
8 1 (0.20%) COREP
8 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.20%) FINREP
8 1 (0.20%) IFRS
8 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (1.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (1.98%) Puppet
2 8 (1.58%) Ansible
3 6 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.19%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.20%) MOM
6 1 (0.20%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 47 (9.31%) TIBCO
2 28 (5.54%) Oracle
3 18 (3.56%) StreamBase
4 17 (3.37%) Microsoft
4 17 (3.37%) Sybase
5 16 (3.17%) Charles River
6 14 (2.77%) Bloomberg
7 11 (2.18%) Murex
8 10 (1.98%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.78%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.58%) Adobe
10 8 (1.58%) InterSystems
10 8 (1.58%) Tableau
11 7 (1.39%) Fidessa
11 7 (1.39%) SimCorp
12 6 (1.19%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.19%) Eze Castle Integration
13 4 (0.79%) HP
13 4 (0.79%) Solace
13 4 (0.79%) StatPro
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Harrington Starr
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