Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 57 51
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 489 476 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.60% 4.66% 5.04%
As % of the General category 7.86% 8.31% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 414 419 629
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £49,750 £46,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £112,500 £105,850
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +3.57%

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 6,220 5,726 8,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.45% 56.09% 60.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5,534 5,154 7,403
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,575 £34,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £96,250 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +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 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 301 (61.55%) Finance
2 168 (34.36%) SQL
3 156 (31.90%) Java
4 150 (30.67%) Banking
5 144 (29.45%) C#
6 107 (21.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 94 (19.22%) Equities
8 87 (17.79%) Fixed Income
9 84 (17.18%) Degree
10 83 (16.97%) Low Latency
11 82 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
12 79 (16.16%) Derivative
13 77 (15.75%) Python
14 74 (15.13%) Investment Banking
15 73 (14.93%) Mathematics
16 72 (14.72%) Computer Science
16 72 (14.72%) Linux
17 71 (14.52%) Multithreading
18 69 (14.11%) .NET
19 68 (13.91%) C++
20 64 (13.09%) Electronic Trading
21 60 (12.27%) Unix
21 60 (12.27%) Microsoft
22 50 (10.22%) SQL Server
22 50 (10.22%) Asset Management
23 48 (9.82%) JavaScript
23 48 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
24 47 (9.61%) FIX Protocol
25 46 (9.41%) Oracle
26 43 (8.79%) Sybase

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 14 (2.86%) IIS
2 8 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (1.02%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.82%) Confluence
5 4 (0.82%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.20%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.20%) IPython
8 1 (0.20%) Luigi
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.20%) Tornado
8 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 33 (6.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.64%) thinkFolio
2 6 (1.23%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.82%) Front Arena
4 3 (0.61%) Endur
4 3 (0.61%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.41%) Eikon
6 1 (0.20%) Beauchamp
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) GitHub
4 1 (0.20%) npm
4 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.02%) LAN
3 4 (0.82%) VoIP
3 4 (0.82%) WAN
4 3 (0.61%) VPN
5 2 (0.41%) Broadband
5 2 (0.41%) Firewall
5 2 (0.41%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.41%) HTTP
5 2 (0.41%) Internet
5 2 (0.41%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) DNS
6 1 (0.20%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.09%) Big Data
3 11 (2.25%) Hadoop
3 11 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.43%) KDB
5 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.82%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.82%) MS Access
9 3 (0.61%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.61%) Power BI
9 3 (0.61%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.61%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 19 (3.89%) Maven
2 18 (3.68%) Gradle
3 7 (1.43%) JIRA
4 6 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.61%) JUnit
5 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.61%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.41%) gulp
6 2 (0.41%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.41%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.41%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.41%) Subversion
6 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.41%) webpack
7 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.20%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (0.20%) Flyway
7 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 301 (61.55%) Finance
2 150 (30.67%) Banking
3 74 (15.13%) Investment Banking
4 36 (7.36%) Advertising
5 22 (4.50%) Back Office
6 8 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.61%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Retail
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 239 (48.88%) Developer
2 106 (21.68%) Analyst
3 105 (21.47%) Java Developer
4 66 (13.50%) Front Office Developer
5 42 (8.59%) Applications Support
6 36 (7.36%) C# Developer
6 36 (7.36%) Support Analyst
7 33 (6.75%) C++ Developer
8 32 (6.54%) Senior Developer
9 31 (6.34%) Business Analyst
10 27 (5.52%) .NET Developer
10 27 (5.52%) Quantitative Developer
11 22 (4.50%) Applications Support Analyst
11 22 (4.50%) Software Engineer
12 21 (4.29%) C# Software Engineer
13 19 (3.89%) Python Developer
14 18 (3.68%) Java Quantitative Developer
14 18 (3.68%) Junior
14 18 (3.68%) Qualitative Analyst
14 18 (3.68%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.11%) .NET
2 47 (9.61%) FIX Protocol
3 28 (5.73%) AngularJS
4 26 (5.32%) XML
5 18 (3.68%) J2SE
5 18 (3.68%) WPF
6 15 (3.07%) HTML
6 15 (3.07%) WCF
7 14 (2.86%) XSL
8 13 (2.66%) ASP.NET
8 13 (2.66%) HTML5
8 13 (2.66%) jQuery
9 10 (2.04%) .NET Framework
9 10 (2.04%) Web Services
10 9 (1.84%) React
10 9 (1.84%) WinForms
11 8 (1.64%) Hibernate
11 8 (1.64%) Middleware
11 8 (1.64%) RESTful
12 7 (1.43%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 107 (21.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 94 (19.22%) Equities
3 87 (17.79%) Fixed Income
4 79 (16.16%) Derivative
5 72 (14.72%) Computer Science
6 48 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (7.16%) Fintech
8 31 (6.34%) Greenfield Project
9 30 (6.13%) Hedge funds
10 27 (5.52%) Algorithms
11 22 (4.50%) Credit Risk
12 21 (4.29%) User Experience
13 16 (3.27%) Market Risk
14 15 (3.07%) Management Information System
15 12 (2.45%) Exotic Derivative
16 10 (2.04%) Grid Computing
17 8 (1.64%) Data Structures
18 6 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
18 6 (1.23%) Reference Data
18 6 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 72 (14.72%) Linux
2 60 (12.27%) Unix
3 26 (5.32%) Windows
4 13 (2.66%) Solaris
5 4 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.41%) Android
7 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (16.97%) Low Latency
2 82 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (14.93%) Mathematics
4 71 (14.52%) Multithreading
5 64 (13.09%) Electronic Trading
6 50 (10.22%) Asset Management
7 42 (8.59%) Investment Management
8 38 (7.77%) Business Analysis
8 38 (7.77%) OO
8 38 (7.77%) Project Management
9 37 (7.57%) Algorithmic Trading
9 37 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (7.57%) Software Engineering
10 35 (7.16%) DevOps
10 35 (7.16%) Risk Management
11 34 (6.95%) Process Improvement
12 31 (6.34%) SDLC
13 26 (5.32%) Physics
14 25 (5.11%) Analytics
15 24 (4.91%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 168 (34.36%) SQL
2 156 (31.90%) Java
3 144 (29.45%) C#
4 77 (15.75%) Python
5 68 (13.91%) C++
6 48 (9.82%) JavaScript
7 29 (5.93%) C
7 29 (5.93%) VBA
8 28 (5.73%) Java 8
9 23 (4.70%) Perl
10 19 (3.89%) R
10 19 (3.89%) Scala
11 18 (3.68%) MATLAB
12 17 (3.48%) Shell Script
13 15 (3.07%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.04%) Bash Shell
14 10 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.84%) Lingo
16 8 (1.64%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (17.18%) Degree
2 22 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.86%) PhD
4 11 (2.25%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.64%) CFA
6 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.61%) MCSE
8 2 (0.41%) ISEB
8 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.20%) MCP
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.20%) PMP
9 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.68%) QA
2 17 (3.48%) MiFID
3 11 (2.25%) Dodd-Frank
3 11 (2.25%) EMIR
4 10 (2.04%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.23%) PMO
6 4 (0.82%) SLA
7 3 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.41%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (1.02%) Control-M
1 5 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.61%) Perfmon
2 3 (0.61%) SCCM
3 2 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.41%) Mesos
4 1 (0.20%) Grafana
4 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.41%) Oracle
3 43 (8.79%) Sybase
4 24 (4.91%) Bloomberg
5 18 (3.68%) StreamBase
5 18 (3.68%) TIBCO
6 15 (3.07%) Murex
7 13 (2.66%) Charles River
8 11 (2.25%) Fidessa
9 10 (2.04%) ION Trading
9 10 (2.04%) Reuters
10 6 (1.23%) Calypso
10 6 (1.23%) FactSet
10 6 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.02%) SimCorp
12 4 (0.82%) MarketAxess
12 4 (0.82%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.61%) Informatica
13 3 (0.61%) OpenLink
13 3 (0.61%) Portware