Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 106 65
Rank change year-on-year +15 -41 -10
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 210 289 492
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.09% 2.88% 4.63%
As % of the General category 6.21% 5.52% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 196 243 417
Median annual salary £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £135,000 £115,000 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £77,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% +3.23%

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 3,383 5,231 6,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.81% 52.11% 58.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,937 4,611 5,561
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Front Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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.

1 101 (48.10%) Finance
2 87 (41.43%) Java
3 68 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (29.52%) Python
5 49 (23.33%) Fixed Income
5 49 (23.33%) Banking
6 44 (20.95%) C#
7 37 (17.62%) SQL
8 35 (16.67%) OO
8 35 (16.67%) Multithreading
9 34 (16.19%) Fintech
10 33 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (15.71%) TDD
11 31 (14.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 30 (14.29%) Equities
13 27 (12.86%) Investment Banking
13 27 (12.86%) Electronic Trading
14 26 (12.38%) C++
15 25 (11.90%) AngularJS
16 24 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (10.95%) Greenfield Project
18 22 (10.48%) Bloomberg
18 22 (10.48%) Windows
18 22 (10.48%) Linux
18 22 (10.48%) Degree
19 21 (10.00%) JavaScript
20 20 (9.52%) .NET
20 20 (9.52%) Mathematics
20 20 (9.52%) Investment Management
21 19 (9.05%) Computer Science

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 3 (1.43%) Apache
1 3 (1.43%) IIS
1 3 (1.43%) nginx
2 2 (0.95%) MQSeries
2 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.86%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.95%) Bloomberg AIM
3 2 (0.95%) Eikon
3 2 (0.95%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.95%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.48%) Minerva
4 1 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.71%) AWS
2 8 (3.81%) Azure
2 8 (3.81%) Office 365
3 7 (3.33%) GCP
4 3 (1.43%) SaaS
5 2 (0.95%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.95%) GitHub
5 2 (0.95%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.95%) npm
5 2 (0.95%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.48%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.48%) Datadog
6 1 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.81%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.86%) DNS
3 4 (1.90%) HTTP
4 2 (0.95%) Firewall
4 2 (0.95%) LAN
4 2 (0.95%) Multicast
4 2 (0.95%) Skype
4 2 (0.95%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.95%) WAN
5 1 (0.48%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.33%) Big Data
3 4 (1.90%) Hazelcast
3 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.43%) Apache Ignite
4 3 (1.43%) MySQL
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Maven
2 7 (3.33%) JIRA
3 5 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.90%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.43%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.43%) GitLab
5 3 (1.43%) Moq
5 3 (1.43%) NUnit
5 3 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.43%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.95%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.48%) GCC
7 1 (0.48%) GDB
7 1 (0.48%) GoCD
7 1 (0.48%) Gradle
7 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.48%) Subversion
7 1 (0.48%) YourKit
General
1 101 (48.10%) Finance
2 49 (23.33%) Banking
3 27 (12.86%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.19%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.90%) Back Office
6 3 (1.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 121 (57.62%) Developer
2 41 (19.52%) Java Developer
3 28 (13.33%) Quantitative Developer
4 25 (11.90%) Analyst
5 24 (11.43%) Front Office Developer
6 16 (7.62%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 16 (7.62%) Pricing Developer
7 15 (7.14%) Applications Support
7 15 (7.14%) Java Engineer
7 15 (7.14%) Report Developer
8 13 (6.19%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.71%) C# Developer
10 11 (5.24%) Lead Developer
11 10 (4.76%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.76%) Python Developer
11 10 (4.76%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.29%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 9 (4.29%) Java Pricing Developer
13 8 (3.81%) Support Engineer
14 7 (3.33%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.90%) AngularJS
2 20 (9.52%) .NET
3 14 (6.67%) React
4 13 (6.19%) WPF
5 12 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (4.76%) HTML
7 7 (3.33%) Redux
7 7 (3.33%) RESTful
8 6 (2.86%) HTML5
8 6 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.38%) CSS
9 5 (2.38%) J2EE
9 5 (2.38%) Node.js
9 5 (2.38%) Spring
9 5 (2.38%) WinForms
10 4 (1.90%) .NET Core
10 4 (1.90%) Angular 2
10 4 (1.90%) REST
10 4 (1.90%) Web Services
11 3 (1.43%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.33%) Fixed Income
2 31 (14.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (14.29%) Equities
4 24 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (10.95%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (8.10%) Hedge funds
7 10 (4.76%) Derivative
8 8 (3.81%) Data Structures
9 7 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
9 7 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (2.38%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.38%) Grid Computing
10 5 (2.38%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.95%) Eurex
11 2 (0.95%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.48%) Linux
1 22 (10.48%) Windows
2 17 (8.10%) Unix
3 8 (3.81%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 35 (16.67%) OO
3 34 (16.19%) Fintech
4 33 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (15.71%) TDD
5 27 (12.86%) Electronic Trading
6 20 (9.52%) Investment Management
6 20 (9.52%) Mathematics
7 19 (9.05%) Computer Science
7 19 (9.05%) Scrum
8 17 (8.10%) Microservices
9 16 (7.62%) Low Latency
10 15 (7.14%) Asset Management
11 13 (6.19%) BDD
12 12 (5.71%) Analytics
12 12 (5.71%) Risk Management
12 12 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (5.24%) Test Automation
14 10 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 87 (41.43%) Java
2 62 (29.52%) Python
3 44 (20.95%) C#
4 37 (17.62%) SQL
5 26 (12.38%) C++
6 21 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.81%) TypeScript
8 7 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.86%) Java 8
10 4 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.90%) R
11 3 (1.43%) Perl
11 3 (1.43%) VBA
12 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.95%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.48%) Go
13 1 (0.48%) Haskell
13 1 (0.48%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (10.48%) Degree
2 9 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.86%) MCP
3 6 (2.86%) MCSA
3 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.90%) PhD
5 2 (0.95%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.81%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) EMIR
3 1 (0.48%) MiFID
3 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (6.19%) Docker
2 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (10.48%) Bloomberg
2 14 (6.67%) Reuters
3 10 (4.76%) Oracle
4 9 (4.29%) Charles River
4 9 (4.29%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.81%) Cisco
6 7 (3.33%) Google
7 6 (2.86%) Apple
7 6 (2.86%) Avaya
7 6 (2.86%) Nortel
8 4 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.43%) Murex
10 2 (0.95%) Citrix
10 2 (0.95%) FactSet
10 2 (0.95%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.95%) Foundry
10 2 (0.95%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.95%) SimCorp
10 2 (0.95%) Solace
10 2 (0.95%) VMware