Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 99 90
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9 -29
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 148 272 354
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.42% 2.99% 3.43%
As % of the General category 6.75% 5.93% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 145 250 320
Median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £58,000 £53,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £120,000 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 2,191 4,589 5,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.57% 50.43% 50.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,909 3,946 4,700
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,250 £102,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +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 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 65 (43.92%) Finance
2 56 (37.84%) C#
3 55 (37.16%) Python
4 53 (35.81%) Banking
5 52 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (29.05%) .NET
7 41 (27.70%) Java
7 41 (27.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 39 (26.35%) Microsoft
9 30 (20.27%) Fixed Income
10 26 (17.57%) SQL
11 23 (15.54%) Asset Management
12 22 (14.86%) Electronic Trading
12 22 (14.86%) Fintech
13 21 (14.19%) Azure
14 20 (13.51%) Derivative
14 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
15 19 (12.84%) SQL Server
15 19 (12.84%) Investment Banking
16 18 (12.16%) VBA
17 17 (11.49%) IT Strategy
17 17 (11.49%) C++
17 17 (11.49%) Equities
18 15 (10.14%) TDD
19 14 (9.46%) Spreadsheet
19 14 (9.46%) Degree
19 14 (9.46%) Computer Science
20 13 (8.78%) Business Analysis
21 12 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
21 12 (8.11%) React

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 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (9.46%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.19%) Azure
2 12 (8.11%) AWS
3 8 (5.41%) Power Platform
4 6 (4.05%) Office 365
5 5 (3.38%) GCP
6 2 (1.35%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (2.03%) LAN
1 3 (2.03%) SAN
1 3 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.35%) DHCP
2 2 (1.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.68%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.68%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.41%) Power BI
3 6 (4.05%) KDB
3 6 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.03%) Data Lake
5 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.35%) Kdb+
6 2 (1.35%) Tick Data
7 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.03%) Cypress.io
2 3 (2.03%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) GitLab
3 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) JUnit
General
1 65 (43.92%) Finance
2 53 (35.81%) Banking
3 19 (12.84%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.05%) Private Banking
5 5 (3.38%) Back Office
6 4 (2.70%) Advertising
7 3 (2.03%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (57.43%) Developer
2 28 (18.92%) Java Developer
3 21 (14.19%) Senior Developer
4 19 (12.84%) C# Developer
5 18 (12.16%) Pricing Developer
6 16 (10.81%) Analyst
6 16 (10.81%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 16 (10.81%) Front Office Developer
7 15 (10.14%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 15 (10.14%) Java Pricing Developer
8 14 (9.46%) Python Developer
9 13 (8.78%) Java Developer - Fintech
10 12 (8.11%) Business Analyst
11 10 (6.76%) Quantitative Developer
12 7 (4.73%) Senior Java Developer
13 6 (4.05%) Applications Manager
13 6 (4.05%) CRM Manager
13 6 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
14 5 (3.38%) Front Office Business Analyst
14 5 (3.38%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (29.05%) .NET
2 12 (8.11%) React
3 11 (7.43%) AngularJS
4 10 (6.76%) .NET Core
5 9 (6.08%) Node.js
6 8 (5.41%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (4.05%) .NET Framework
7 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (4.05%) Entity Framework
7 6 (4.05%) WPF
8 5 (3.38%) FpML
8 5 (3.38%) RESTful
9 4 (2.70%) JMS
9 4 (2.70%) NumPy
9 4 (2.70%) Pandas
9 4 (2.70%) Ultra Messaging
9 4 (2.70%) WCF
10 3 (2.03%) Protocol Buffers
10 3 (2.03%) Redux
10 3 (2.03%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (27.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (20.27%) Fixed Income
3 20 (13.51%) Derivative
4 17 (11.49%) Equities
5 10 (6.76%) Hedge funds
6 6 (4.05%) Algorithms
6 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.38%) Reference Data
7 5 (3.38%) User Experience
8 4 (2.70%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.03%) Market Risk
9 3 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.35%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.35%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.76%) Linux
2 8 (5.41%) Windows
3 5 (3.38%) Unix
4 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.54%) Asset Management
3 22 (14.86%) Electronic Trading
3 22 (14.86%) Fintech
4 17 (11.49%) IT Strategy
5 15 (10.14%) TDD
6 14 (9.46%) Computer Science
7 13 (8.78%) Business Analysis
8 12 (8.11%) Analytics
8 12 (8.11%) Mathematics
8 12 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (8.11%) Scrum
8 12 (8.11%) Test Automation
9 11 (7.43%) Low Latency
10 10 (6.76%) CRM
10 10 (6.76%) Project Management
11 9 (6.08%) DevOps
11 9 (6.08%) Migration
11 9 (6.08%) SDLC
12 8 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 56 (37.84%) C#
2 55 (37.16%) Python
3 41 (27.70%) Java
4 26 (17.57%) SQL
5 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 18 (12.16%) VBA
7 17 (11.49%) C++
8 5 (3.38%) R
8 5 (3.38%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.70%) Perl
10 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) Degree
2 3 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.68%) MOS
3 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) EMIR
1 1 (0.68%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.35%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.68%) Docker
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.03%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.03%) SCCM
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.68%) Control-M
3 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.68%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (26.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.73%) Oracle
3 5 (3.38%) Bloomberg
3 5 (3.38%) Solace
4 3 (2.03%) Apple
4 3 (2.03%) Cisco
4 3 (2.03%) Google
4 3 (2.03%) ION Trading
4 3 (2.03%) Reuters
4 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.35%) Citrix
5 2 (1.35%) VMware
6 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.68%) BMC
6 1 (0.68%) Dell
6 1 (0.68%) HP
6 1 (0.68%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (0.68%) Progress
6 1 (0.68%) Sybase
6 1 (0.68%) Tradeweb