Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 67 50
Rank change year-on-year -42 -17 +15
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 289 472 494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.86% 4.28% 4.87%
As % of the General category 5.78% 7.73% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 237 423 458
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £52,800 £48,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £109,125
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
% 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 5,003 6,105 5,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.45% 55.34% 57.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4,363 5,434 5,160
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +3.45%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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.

1 132 (45.67%) Finance
2 115 (39.79%) Java
3 68 (23.53%) Fixed Income
3 68 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (22.84%) SQL
5 63 (21.80%) C#
5 63 (21.80%) Banking
6 57 (19.72%) Python
7 51 (17.65%) Equities
8 45 (15.57%) AngularJS
9 44 (15.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 42 (14.53%) SQL Server
11 41 (14.19%) Asset Management
12 40 (13.84%) .NET
13 38 (13.15%) C++
13 38 (13.15%) React
14 37 (12.80%) AWS
14 37 (12.80%) JavaScript
14 37 (12.80%) FIX Protocol
15 36 (12.46%) Windows
16 35 (12.11%) Linux
16 35 (12.11%) Derivative
17 34 (11.76%) Investment Management
17 34 (11.76%) Microservices
18 33 (11.42%) Multithreading
18 33 (11.42%) Unix
19 32 (11.07%) Computer Science
20 30 (10.38%) Back Office
20 30 (10.38%) Low Latency
20 30 (10.38%) Greenfield Project

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 7 (2.42%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (1.73%) Apache
2 5 (1.73%) IIS
2 5 (1.73%) nginx
3 4 (1.38%) Confluence
3 4 (1.38%) GemFire
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (7.27%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.04%) ION MarketView
3 3 (1.04%) RMDS
4 2 (0.69%) Tradar
5 1 (0.35%) Minerva
5 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.35%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.80%) AWS
2 29 (10.03%) GCP
3 21 (7.27%) Azure
4 7 (2.42%) GitHub
5 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.04%) SaaS
6 2 (0.69%) npm
7 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.35%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.77%) LAN
1 8 (2.77%) WAN
2 4 (1.38%) Softphone
2 4 (1.38%) Wireless
3 2 (0.69%) Firewall
3 2 (0.69%) Internet
3 2 (0.69%) Multicast
3 2 (0.69%) SAN
3 2 (0.69%) SSL
3 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.88%) Big Data
3 7 (2.42%) KDB
4 5 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.69%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.69%) MS Access
7 2 (0.69%) MySQL
7 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Ignite
8 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.35%) Power BI
8 1 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.46%) JIRA
3 9 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (3.11%) GitLab
3 9 (3.11%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.73%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.73%) Hudson
6 4 (1.38%) JUnit
6 4 (1.38%) Selenium
6 4 (1.38%) YourKit
7 2 (0.69%) Babel
7 2 (0.69%) Maven
7 2 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.69%) Subversion
7 2 (0.69%) webpack
8 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.35%) Gradle
8 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 132 (45.67%) Finance
2 63 (21.80%) Banking
3 30 (10.38%) Back Office
4 26 (9.00%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.15%) Law
6 11 (3.81%) Retail
7 4 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.69%) Advertising
8 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (48.44%) Developer
2 61 (21.11%) Java Developer
3 53 (18.34%) Analyst
4 39 (13.49%) Front Office Developer
5 34 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 26 (9.00%) Support Analyst
7 24 (8.30%) Business Analyst
8 23 (7.96%) Applications Support
9 22 (7.61%) Full Stack Developer
10 21 (7.27%) Architect
11 18 (6.23%) C# Developer
11 18 (6.23%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (5.88%) Lead Architect
13 14 (4.84%) Quantitative Developer
14 13 (4.50%) Support Engineer
15 12 (4.15%) Python Developer
16 11 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
17 10 (3.46%) Applications Support Engineer
17 10 (3.46%) Lead Developer
17 10 (3.46%) thinkFolio Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.57%) AngularJS
2 40 (13.84%) .NET
3 38 (13.15%) React
4 37 (12.80%) FIX Protocol
5 22 (7.61%) HTML
6 15 (5.19%) REST
7 14 (4.84%) Node.js
8 11 (3.81%) .NET Framework
8 11 (3.81%) Spring
8 11 (3.81%) Web Services
9 10 (3.46%) CSS
10 9 (3.11%) RESTful
11 8 (2.77%) HTML5
11 8 (2.77%) WPF
12 7 (2.42%) Reactive Extensions
12 7 (2.42%) WebSockets
12 7 (2.42%) XML
13 6 (2.08%) Entity Framework
13 6 (2.08%) Kafka
13 6 (2.08%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 68 (23.53%) Fixed Income
2 51 (17.65%) Equities
3 44 (15.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 35 (12.11%) Derivative
5 30 (10.38%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (8.30%) Hedge funds
7 15 (5.19%) Management Information System
8 12 (4.15%) Market Risk
9 11 (3.81%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.77%) Credit Risk
11 7 (2.42%) Data Structures
12 6 (2.08%) Cloud Native
12 6 (2.08%) Grid Computing
13 5 (1.73%) Reference Data
14 4 (1.38%) Algorithms
14 4 (1.38%) Smartphone
15 3 (1.04%) Reinsurance
15 3 (1.04%) User Experience
16 2 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.46%) Windows
2 35 (12.11%) Linux
3 33 (11.42%) Unix
4 13 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.19%) Asset Management
3 34 (11.76%) Investment Management
3 34 (11.76%) Microservices
4 33 (11.42%) Multithreading
5 32 (11.07%) Computer Science
6 30 (10.38%) Low Latency
7 28 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (9.34%) SDLC
9 23 (7.96%) Electronic Trading
9 23 (7.96%) Fintech
10 21 (7.27%) OO
11 18 (6.23%) Analytics
12 15 (5.19%) Migration
12 15 (5.19%) Risk Management
13 14 (4.84%) Artificial Intelligence
13 14 (4.84%) DevOps
13 14 (4.84%) Project Management
13 14 (4.84%) TDD
14 13 (4.50%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 115 (39.79%) Java
2 66 (22.84%) SQL
3 63 (21.80%) C#
4 57 (19.72%) Python
5 38 (13.15%) C++
6 37 (12.80%) JavaScript
7 22 (7.61%) Scala
8 14 (4.84%) Bash Shell
8 14 (4.84%) Java 8
8 14 (4.84%) TypeScript
9 9 (3.11%) Perl
10 7 (2.42%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.38%) AWK
11 4 (1.38%) VBA
12 3 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.69%) C
13 2 (0.69%) F#
13 2 (0.69%) Haskell
13 2 (0.69%) Ruby
13 2 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (7.96%) Degree
2 3 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (1.04%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.35%) CFA
3 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.35%) PhD
3 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.15%) QA
2 10 (3.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.69%) EMIR
3 2 (0.69%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (7.61%) Docker
2 4 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (8.65%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.77%) Ansible
3 7 (2.42%) Terraform
4 4 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (1.38%) SCCM
5 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (8.65%) Microsoft
1 25 (8.65%) Oracle
2 23 (7.96%) Charles River
3 20 (6.92%) Google
4 12 (4.15%) Sybase
5 11 (3.81%) Fidessa
6 6 (2.08%) Portware
6 6 (2.08%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.73%) Citrix
7 5 (1.73%) SimCorp
7 5 (1.73%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.38%) GoldenSource
8 4 (1.38%) ION Trading
8 4 (1.38%) SAP
8 4 (1.38%) Solace
8 4 (1.38%) VMware
9 3 (1.04%) Murex
10 2 (0.69%) Eze Software Group
10 2 (0.69%) FXall
10 2 (0.69%) Sophis