Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 56 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 -23
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 509 480 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.59% 4.66% 4.39%
As % of the General category 8.04% 8.36% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 443 433 538
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £106,250 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -

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 6,330 5,739 8,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.05% 55.76% 60.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5,638 5,132 7,450
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,775 £34,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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.

1 336 (66.01%) Finance
2 187 (36.74%) SQL
3 179 (35.17%) Java
4 154 (30.26%) Banking
5 134 (26.33%) C#
6 112 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (19.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 98 (19.25%) Derivative
9 96 (18.86%) Equities
10 94 (18.47%) Fixed Income
11 88 (17.29%) Python
12 86 (16.90%) Degree
13 85 (16.70%) Low Latency
14 78 (15.32%) Multithreading
15 75 (14.73%) .NET
16 72 (14.15%) C++
17 71 (13.95%) Asset Management
17 71 (13.95%) Electronic Trading
18 67 (13.16%) SQL Server
19 64 (12.57%) Investment Banking
20 63 (12.38%) Investment Management
21 61 (11.98%) Linux
21 61 (11.98%) Microsoft
21 61 (11.98%) DevOps
22 60 (11.79%) Business Analysis
23 58 (11.39%) Computer Science
24 52 (10.22%) FIX Protocol
25 49 (9.63%) Oracle
26 48 (9.43%) Unix
27 46 (9.04%) Project Management

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 13 (2.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (1.77%) IIS
3 4 (0.79%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.79%) Confluence
3 4 (0.79%) MQSeries
3 4 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.20%) GemFire
6 1 (0.20%) IPython
6 1 (0.20%) Luigi
6 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.20%) Tornado
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 32 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.55%) thinkFolio
2 11 (2.16%) Markit EDM
3 10 (1.96%) Front Arena
4 5 (0.98%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.79%) Endur
6 3 (0.59%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.39%) Eikon
8 1 (0.20%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) npm
3 1 (0.20%) Office 365
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.38%) LAN
2 6 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.18%) WAN
3 4 (0.79%) VoIP
4 3 (0.59%) VPN
5 2 (0.39%) Broadband
5 2 (0.39%) Internet
5 2 (0.39%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) DNS
6 1 (0.20%) Firewall
6 1 (0.20%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.20%) HTTP
6 1 (0.20%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.93%) Big Data
3 11 (2.16%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (2.16%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.96%) KDB
4 10 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.77%) MS Access
6 7 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.98%) Blockchain
8 5 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.98%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.59%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.59%) QlikView
9 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (6.29%) Maven
2 23 (4.52%) Gradle
3 8 (1.57%) JIRA
4 7 (1.38%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.98%) Subversion
6 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.59%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.39%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.39%) NUnit
7 2 (0.39%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.39%) webpack
8 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.20%) CA Release Automation
8 1 (0.20%) Flyway
8 1 (0.20%) gulp
8 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.20%) Robot Framework
General
1 336 (66.01%) Finance
2 154 (30.26%) Banking
3 64 (12.57%) Investment Banking
4 34 (6.68%) Advertising
5 21 (4.13%) Back Office
6 8 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.59%) Publishing
7 3 (0.59%) Retail
7 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 246 (48.33%) Developer
2 119 (23.38%) Analyst
3 116 (22.79%) Java Developer
4 55 (10.81%) Front Office Developer
5 45 (8.84%) Senior Developer
6 44 (8.64%) Support Analyst
7 40 (7.86%) Business Analyst
8 38 (7.47%) C# Developer
9 32 (6.29%) Applications Support
10 31 (6.09%) C++ Developer
11 25 (4.91%) .NET Developer
11 25 (4.91%) Consultant
12 23 (4.52%) Java Developer - Fintech
13 22 (4.32%) SQL Analyst
14 21 (4.13%) Implementation Consultant
15 20 (3.93%) Financial Analyst
16 19 (3.73%) Applications Support Analyst
16 19 (3.73%) Service Analyst
16 19 (3.73%) Test Analyst
17 17 (3.34%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (14.73%) .NET
2 52 (10.22%) FIX Protocol
3 30 (5.89%) AngularJS
4 28 (5.50%) XML
5 22 (4.32%) J2SE
6 21 (4.13%) WPF
7 17 (3.34%) WCF
8 16 (3.14%) HTML
9 15 (2.95%) Spring
10 14 (2.75%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.75%) ASP.NET
10 14 (2.75%) React
11 12 (2.36%) Hibernate
11 12 (2.36%) Web Services
12 11 (2.16%) HTML5
12 11 (2.16%) jQuery
13 10 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (1.96%) RESTful
14 9 (1.77%) XSL
15 8 (1.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 99 (19.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 98 (19.25%) Derivative
3 96 (18.86%) Equities
4 94 (18.47%) Fixed Income
5 58 (11.39%) Computer Science
6 42 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (7.47%) Fintech
8 33 (6.48%) Hedge funds
9 28 (5.50%) Algorithms
9 28 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (4.13%) Market Risk
11 18 (3.54%) Credit Risk
12 14 (2.75%) Management Information System
13 12 (2.36%) Exotic Derivative
14 11 (2.16%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (1.57%) Grid Computing
17 6 (1.18%) Data Structures
17 6 (1.18%) Reference Data
17 6 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.98%) Linux
2 48 (9.43%) Unix
3 23 (4.52%) Windows
4 3 (0.59%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.39%) Android
5 2 (0.39%) Solaris
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (16.70%) Low Latency
3 78 (15.32%) Multithreading
4 71 (13.95%) Asset Management
4 71 (13.95%) Electronic Trading
5 63 (12.38%) Investment Management
6 61 (11.98%) DevOps
7 60 (11.79%) Business Analysis
8 46 (9.04%) Project Management
9 41 (8.06%) Mathematics
10 37 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (7.07%) Microservices
12 35 (6.88%) Algorithmic Trading
13 33 (6.48%) Workflow
14 32 (6.29%) OO
15 31 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (5.89%) Analytics
16 30 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (5.89%) Software Engineering
17 28 (5.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 187 (36.74%) SQL
2 179 (35.17%) Java
3 134 (26.33%) C#
4 88 (17.29%) Python
5 72 (14.15%) C++
6 38 (7.47%) Java 8
7 37 (7.27%) JavaScript
8 36 (7.07%) VBA
9 30 (5.89%) C
10 27 (5.30%) Perl
10 27 (5.30%) Scala
11 20 (3.93%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.55%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.55%) R
13 10 (1.96%) Lingo
13 10 (1.96%) MATLAB
13 10 (1.96%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 86 (16.90%) Degree
2 21 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.55%) PhD
4 11 (2.16%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.18%) CFA
6 4 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.39%) ISEB
7 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.73%) MiFID
1 19 (3.73%) QA
2 9 (1.77%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (1.77%) EMIR
3 7 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.18%) PMO
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (0.98%) Control-M
2 4 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.59%) Perfmon
3 3 (0.59%) SCCM
4 2 (0.39%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.20%) Grafana
5 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.20%) Mesos
5 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 61 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.63%) Oracle
3 30 (5.89%) Bloomberg
4 24 (4.72%) TIBCO
5 22 (4.32%) StreamBase
6 21 (4.13%) Charles River
6 21 (4.13%) Sybase
7 15 (2.95%) Reuters
8 13 (2.55%) ION Trading
9 12 (2.36%) Calypso
10 11 (2.16%) FactSet
11 10 (1.96%) SimCorp
12 9 (1.77%) Fidessa
13 7 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.59%) Informatica
14 3 (0.59%) MarketAxess
14 3 (0.59%) Murex
14 3 (0.59%) OpenLink
14 3 (0.59%) Tradeweb
15 2 (0.39%) Tableau