Period
to 23 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 261 253
Rank change year-on-year +81 -8 +37
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,136 1,900 2,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.90% 1.36% 1.37%
As % of the General category 4.70% 3.29% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,884 1,602 1,651
England median annual salary £100,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
10th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £117,500 £115,000
UK median annual salary £100,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% - -

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 45,399 57,735 71,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.33% 41.31% 43.64%
Number of salaries quoted 34,777 44,302 56,329
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,250 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.45% +10.00% -

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front Office in England.

Salary trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Front Office in England

Front Office
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 2,120 £100,000 +33.33% 148
South East +51 7 £32,500 -35.00% 1
North of England +69 4 £33,750 -46.00% 1
Yorkshire +47 4 £33,750 -32.50%
South West +25 3 £58,750 +23.68%
West Midlands +25 2 £34,500 -54.00%
Midlands +23 2 £34,500 -54.00%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 England region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1,366 (63.95%) Finance
2 1,061 (49.67%) Fixed Income
3 985 (46.11%) Java
4 939 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
5 938 (43.91%) Asset Management
6 913 (42.74%) Python
7 881 (41.25%) AWS
8 871 (40.78%) Derivative
9 832 (38.95%) Equities
10 780 (36.52%) Web Services
11 712 (33.33%) Hedge funds
12 685 (32.07%) Investment Management
13 633 (29.63%) Software Engineering
14 629 (29.45%) JavaScript
15 606 (28.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 585 (27.39%) C#
17 578 (27.06%) Banking
18 575 (26.92%) SQL
19 519 (24.30%) Analytics
20 434 (20.32%) Azure
21 402 (18.82%) Microservices
22 400 (18.73%) C++
23 396 (18.54%) React
24 391 (18.31%) Mentoring
25 385 (18.02%) AngularJS
26 351 (16.43%) Bloomberg
27 333 (15.59%) R
28 329 (15.40%) J2EE
29 327 (15.31%) Artificial Intelligence
30 312 (14.61%) Decision-Making

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 40 (1.87%) Apache Spark
2 36 (1.69%) Apache
3 26 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 22 (1.03%) Jupyter
5 21 (0.98%) IIS
6 19 (0.89%) nginx
7 17 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.42%) Confluence
9 7 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.23%) SAS
11 3 (0.14%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.094%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.094%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.094%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.047%) CMS
13 1 (0.047%) GemFire
13 1 (0.047%) MTS
13 1 (0.047%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.047%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.094%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 152 (7.12%) Markit EDM
2 125 (5.85%) thinkFolio
3 114 (5.34%) FINCAD Analytics
4 80 (3.75%) PolarLake
5 79 (3.70%) Eagle PACE
6 55 (2.57%) Front Arena
7 32 (1.50%) LatentZero
8 16 (0.75%) SimCorp Dimension
9 15 (0.70%) Endur
10 9 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.33%) Bloomberg AIM
12 5 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
13 4 (0.19%) LongView
14 2 (0.094%) Eikon
14 2 (0.094%) ION MarketView
14 2 (0.094%) Softmar
14 2 (0.094%) Summit
15 1 (0.047%) Bloomberg TOMS
15 1 (0.047%) Minerva
15 1 (0.047%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 881 (41.25%) AWS
2 434 (20.32%) Azure
3 289 (13.53%) GCP
4 124 (5.81%) Amazon SQS
5 110 (5.15%) Amazon S3
6 105 (4.92%) OpenShift
7 97 (4.54%) Amazon ECS
8 81 (3.79%) Serverless
9 79 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
10 69 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
11 44 (2.06%) SaaS
12 43 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (1.17%) AWS Fargate
13 25 (1.17%) Office 365
14 21 (0.98%) GitHub
15 15 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (0.70%) Power Platform
16 9 (0.42%) AWS Step Functions
17 7 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
18 2 (0.094%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.94%) Firewall
2 18 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
3 15 (0.70%) LAN
3 15 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.70%) WAN
4 14 (0.66%) Multicast
5 10 (0.47%) Internet
5 10 (0.47%) SSL
6 9 (0.42%) Unified Communications
7 8 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
8 5 (0.23%) VPN
9 4 (0.19%) DNS
9 4 (0.19%) Softphone
9 4 (0.19%) WinSCP
9 4 (0.19%) Wireless
10 3 (0.14%) HTTP
11 2 (0.094%) FTP
12 1 (0.047%) BGP
12 1 (0.047%) IGMP
12 1 (0.047%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 162 (7.58%) Amazon Athena
3 156 (7.30%) NoSQL
4 131 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
5 122 (5.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 113 (5.29%) MySQL
7 88 (4.12%) Redis
8 86 (4.03%) Amazon RDS
8 86 (4.03%) Big Data
9 83 (3.89%) MongoDB
10 72 (3.37%) Amazon Redshift
11 57 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 54 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 38 (1.78%) Hadoop
14 28 (1.31%) Relational Database
15 21 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 21 (0.98%) Hazelcast
15 21 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 21 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 20 (0.94%) KDB
Development Applications
1 115 (5.38%) RStudio
2 97 (4.54%) Artifactory
3 84 (3.93%) Git (software)
4 68 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 61 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 56 (2.62%) Jenkins
7 37 (1.73%) MSBuild
8 35 (1.64%) Subversion
9 30 (1.40%) Maven
10 25 (1.17%) Eclipse
11 23 (1.08%) JIRA
12 22 (1.03%) GitLab
12 22 (1.03%) NUnit
13 17 (0.80%) Jasmine
13 17 (0.80%) JUnit
13 17 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
13 17 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (0.66%) SpecFlow
15 10 (0.47%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,366 (63.95%) Finance
2 578 (27.06%) Banking
3 250 (11.70%) Investment Banking
4 190 (8.90%) Back Office
5 49 (2.29%) Financial Institution
6 35 (1.64%) Marketing
7 34 (1.59%) Legal
8 20 (0.94%) German Language
9 18 (0.84%) French Language
9 18 (0.84%) Italian Language
9 18 (0.84%) Spanish Language
10 11 (0.51%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.37%) Retail
12 3 (0.14%) Games
12 3 (0.14%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.094%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.094%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.094%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.094%) Publishing
13 2 (0.094%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 985 (46.11%) Developer
2 370 (17.32%) Java Developer
3 269 (12.59%) Front Office Developer
4 243 (11.38%) Senior Developer
5 209 (9.78%) Python Developer
6 199 (9.32%) Analyst
7 196 (9.18%) Software Engineer
8 158 (7.40%) C# Developer
9 132 (6.18%) Senior Java Developer
10 129 (6.04%) Architect
11 126 (5.90%) Quantitative Developer
12 114 (5.34%) AWS Developer
13 108 (5.06%) Applications Support
14 107 (5.01%) Java Engineer
15 105 (4.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 103 (4.82%) Data Manager
17 102 (4.78%) Business Analyst
18 101 (4.73%) Python Engineer
19 100 (4.68%) AWS Engineer
20 98 (4.59%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 780 (36.52%) Web Services
2 396 (18.54%) React
3 385 (18.02%) AngularJS
4 329 (15.40%) J2EE
5 306 (14.33%) .NET
6 181 (8.47%) Node.js
7 112 (5.24%) HTML
8 108 (5.06%) .NET Core
9 102 (4.78%) ASP.NET
10 90 (4.21%) Vue.js
11 80 (3.75%) FIX Protocol
12 74 (3.46%) Redux
13 73 (3.42%) NumPy
14 71 (3.32%) Spring
15 70 (3.28%) Pandas
16 60 (2.81%) HTML5
17 50 (2.34%) SciPy
18 45 (2.11%) .NET Framework
18 45 (2.11%) Kafka
18 45 (2.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1,061 (49.67%) Fixed Income
2 871 (40.78%) Derivative
3 832 (38.95%) Equities
4 712 (33.33%) Hedge funds
5 606 (28.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 265 (12.41%) Greenfield Project
7 189 (8.85%) Reference Data
8 178 (8.33%) Equity Derivative
9 111 (5.20%) Blog
10 104 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
11 95 (4.45%) Algorithms
12 72 (3.37%) Data Structures
13 69 (3.23%) Exotic Derivative
14 63 (2.95%) Public Cloud
15 27 (1.26%) User Experience
16 22 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
17 21 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
18 20 (0.94%) Market Risk
19 17 (0.80%) Credit Risk
20 16 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 146 (6.84%) Linux
2 93 (4.35%) Windows
3 83 (3.89%) Unix
4 30 (1.40%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.47%) Windows 10
5 10 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.19%) Solaris
8 2 (0.094%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 939 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 938 (43.91%) Asset Management
3 685 (32.07%) Investment Management
4 633 (29.63%) Software Engineering
5 519 (24.30%) Analytics
6 402 (18.82%) Microservices
7 391 (18.31%) Mentoring
8 327 (15.31%) Artificial Intelligence
9 312 (14.61%) Decision-Making
10 296 (13.86%) Machine Learning
11 253 (11.84%) Performance Attribution
12 251 (11.75%) Portfolio Management
13 248 (11.61%) Data Analytics
14 213 (9.97%) Scrum
15 206 (9.64%) Business Analysis
16 204 (9.55%) Migration
17 192 (8.99%) Computer Science
18 191 (8.94%) Open Source
19 185 (8.66%) DevOps
20 178 (8.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 985 (46.11%) Java
2 913 (42.74%) Python
3 629 (29.45%) JavaScript
4 585 (27.39%) C#
5 575 (26.92%) SQL
6 400 (18.73%) C++
7 333 (15.59%) R
8 132 (6.18%) Kotlin
9 77 (3.60%) VBA
10 74 (3.46%) F#
11 68 (3.18%) Bash Shell
12 52 (2.43%) TypeScript
13 47 (2.20%) PowerShell
14 40 (1.87%) Java 8
14 40 (1.87%) Perl
15 35 (1.64%) Scala
16 34 (1.59%) PHP
17 19 (0.89%) Shell Script
18 18 (0.84%) Ruby
19 16 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 231 (10.81%) Degree
2 80 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (0.94%) PhD
4 11 (0.51%) CFA
4 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.47%) CIMA
5 10 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (0.42%) MCP
7 8 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.33%) MCSE
9 5 (0.23%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.19%) MCSA
10 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.19%) PMP
11 1 (0.047%) CCNP
11 1 (0.047%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (0.047%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.047%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.04%) Data Quality
2 33 (1.54%) QA
3 10 (0.47%) SLA
4 5 (0.23%) MiFID
5 3 (0.14%) EMIR
6 2 (0.094%) PMO
7 1 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 213 (9.97%) Docker
2 11 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.28%) GridGain
4 1 (0.047%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 177 (8.29%) Kubernetes
2 86 (4.03%) Terraform
3 15 (0.70%) Ansible
4 9 (0.42%) Puppet
5 8 (0.37%) SCCM
6 7 (0.33%) Control-M
7 6 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.047%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.047%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.047%) Endace
9 1 (0.047%) Icinga
9 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.047%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 351 (16.43%) Bloomberg
2 157 (7.35%) Google
3 141 (6.60%) Charles River
4 116 (5.43%) Reuters
5 107 (5.01%) Microsoft
6 100 (4.68%) SimCorp
7 94 (4.40%) Oracle
8 81 (3.79%) Calypso
9 61 (2.86%) ION Trading
10 45 (2.11%) Fidessa
11 39 (1.83%) Cisco
11 39 (1.83%) Eze Castle Integration
12 34 (1.59%) FIS
12 34 (1.59%) Linedata
12 34 (1.59%) Murex
13 31 (1.45%) TIBCO
14 26 (1.22%) Informatica
15 24 (1.12%) Avaya
16 22 (1.03%) Apple
17 17 (0.80%) Tradeweb