Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 98 122
Rank change year-on-year +33 +24 -55
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 242 139 270
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.30% 2.65% 2.64%
As % of the General category 7.28% 4.34% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 194 128 218
10th Percentile £61,250 £59,250 £53,750
25th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £63,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £95,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -
75th Percentile £117,500 £122,500 £107,188
90th Percentile £125,875 £155,000 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £100,000 £92,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +15.63% -

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 3,326 3,205 6,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.07% 60.99% 62.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,910 2,814 5,659
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £35,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,875 £105,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% 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 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 93 (38.43%) Finance
2 91 (37.60%) Java
3 88 (36.36%) Banking
4 74 (30.58%) Python
5 68 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (25.21%) C#
7 52 (21.49%) .NET
8 47 (19.42%) SQL
9 43 (17.77%) Social Skills
10 42 (17.36%) Asset Management
11 40 (16.53%) Investment Banking
11 40 (16.53%) Fixed Income
12 38 (15.70%) Electronic Trading
13 35 (14.46%) Microsoft
13 35 (14.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 34 (14.05%) Derivative
15 31 (12.81%) SQL Server
16 30 (12.40%) JavaScript
17 29 (11.98%) Low Latency
18 28 (11.57%) AWS
19 27 (11.16%) React
20 26 (10.74%) Migration
21 25 (10.33%) Risk Management
21 25 (10.33%) SDLC
21 25 (10.33%) Analytics
22 24 (9.92%) Linux
22 24 (9.92%) Multithreading
23 22 (9.09%) Equities
24 21 (8.68%) VBA
24 21 (8.68%) KDB

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 (2.89%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (7.44%) Spreadsheet
2 13 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.24%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.24%) Bloomberg AIM
2 3 (1.24%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.24%) PolarLake
2 3 (1.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.57%) AWS
2 18 (7.44%) Azure
3 7 (2.89%) Power Platform
4 5 (2.07%) GCP
4 5 (2.07%) SaaS
5 3 (1.24%) Snowflake
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.65%) AMQP
2 3 (1.24%) WebEx
3 2 (0.83%) FTP
4 1 (0.41%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.68%) KDB
3 8 (3.31%) DB2
3 8 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.89%) Big Data
4 7 (2.89%) Data Lake
4 7 (2.89%) Power BI
5 6 (2.48%) MySQL
5 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.65%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.41%) MemSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (7.02%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.31%) Maven
3 6 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.65%) ReSharper
4 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.24%) JIRA
6 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.83%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.83%) JUnit
6 2 (0.83%) Mockito
7 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.41%) Moq
7 1 (0.41%) MSTest
7 1 (0.41%) NUnit
7 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 93 (38.43%) Finance
2 88 (36.36%) Banking
3 43 (17.77%) Social Skills
4 40 (16.53%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.96%) Back Office
6 10 (4.13%) Private Banking
7 9 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.89%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.65%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.24%) Advertising
11 2 (0.83%) Marketing
12 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.41%) Legal
12 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 154 (63.64%) Developer
2 60 (24.79%) Java Developer
3 44 (18.18%) Front Office Developer
4 33 (13.64%) Pricing Developer
5 32 (13.22%) Java Pricing Developer
6 20 (8.26%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 20 (8.26%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 19 (7.85%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.20%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.20%) Python Developer
9 14 (5.79%) Java Developer - Fintech
10 13 (5.37%) Analyst
10 13 (5.37%) HTML Developer
11 12 (4.96%) KDB Developer
12 10 (4.13%) Business Analyst
12 10 (4.13%) React Developer
13 9 (3.72%) Lead Developer
13 9 (3.72%) Quantitative Developer
13 9 (3.72%) Software Developer
14 8 (3.31%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.49%) .NET
2 27 (11.16%) React
3 18 (7.44%) AngularJS
4 17 (7.02%) HTML
5 16 (6.61%) FIX Protocol
6 14 (5.79%) HTML5
7 12 (4.96%) Spring
7 12 (4.96%) Web Services
8 8 (3.31%) Flask
8 8 (3.31%) NumPy
8 8 (3.31%) SciPy
8 8 (3.31%) Spring Boot
9 7 (2.89%) Ext JS
9 7 (2.89%) Jinja
9 7 (2.89%) Kafka
9 7 (2.89%) Node.js
9 7 (2.89%) RESTful
9 7 (2.89%) SQLAlchemy
10 6 (2.48%) XML
11 4 (1.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.53%) Fixed Income
2 35 (14.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (14.05%) Derivative
4 22 (9.09%) Equities
5 17 (7.02%) Equity Derivative
6 15 (6.20%) Legacy Systems
6 15 (6.20%) Management Information System
7 10 (4.13%) Hedge funds
8 9 (3.72%) Algorithms
8 9 (3.72%) Data Structures
9 8 (3.31%) Credit Risk
9 8 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (3.31%) Pricing Data
10 5 (2.07%) OTC Derivatives
10 5 (2.07%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.65%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (1.24%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.24%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 3 (1.24%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.24%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.92%) Linux
2 15 (6.20%) Unix
3 13 (5.37%) Windows
4 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (17.36%) Asset Management
3 38 (15.70%) Electronic Trading
4 29 (11.98%) Low Latency
5 26 (10.74%) Migration
6 25 (10.33%) Analytics
6 25 (10.33%) Risk Management
6 25 (10.33%) SDLC
7 24 (9.92%) Multithreading
8 21 (8.68%) IT Strategy
9 19 (7.85%) Software Engineering
10 18 (7.44%) Algorithmic Trading
10 18 (7.44%) Fintech
10 18 (7.44%) OO
10 18 (7.44%) TDD
11 16 (6.61%) DevOps
12 15 (6.20%) High Availability
12 15 (6.20%) Investment Management
13 14 (5.79%) Business Analysis
13 14 (5.79%) Order Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (37.60%) Java
2 74 (30.58%) Python
3 61 (25.21%) C#
4 47 (19.42%) SQL
5 30 (12.40%) JavaScript
6 21 (8.68%) VBA
7 15 (6.20%) C++
8 9 (3.72%) TypeScript
9 8 (3.31%) ES6
9 8 (3.31%) Perl
9 8 (3.31%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.83%) Java 8
10 2 (0.83%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.41%) Scala
11 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (3.72%) Degree
2 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.31%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.24%) EMIR
2 3 (1.24%) MiFID
3 1 (0.41%) Basel III
System Software
1 10 (4.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.65%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.83%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.02%) Charles River
2 17 (7.02%) Oracle
3 15 (6.20%) Bloomberg
4 10 (4.13%) Fidessa
5 8 (3.31%) Tradeweb
6 6 (2.48%) Portware
7 4 (1.65%) Avaloq
7 4 (1.65%) Cisco
7 4 (1.65%) FactSet
7 4 (1.65%) Google
7 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.24%) Avaya
8 3 (1.24%) Calypso
8 3 (1.24%) Informatica
8 3 (1.24%) Murex
8 3 (1.24%) Refinitiv
8 3 (1.24%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.24%) SmartCo
8 3 (1.24%) SmartStream