Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 264 146 210
Rank change year-on-year -118 +64 +31
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,472 1,038 2,084
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.33% 2.33% 1.65%
As % of the General category 2.28% 4.57% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,274 965 1,805
10th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
25th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £102,500 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% +12.50%
75th Percentile £122,500 £126,250 £120,000
90th Percentile £136,250 £142,500 £133,750
UK median annual salary £100,000 £102,500 £90,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% +12.50%

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 64,424 22,713 69,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 58.40% 51.03% 55.40%
Number of salaries quoted 40,196 18,489 53,977
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,001 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £53,822
Median % change year-on-year - +6.83% +3.50%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,015 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.52% +4.79% +5.00%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Front Office in England.

Salary trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -71 1,416 £100,000 -4.76% 165
Midlands - 17 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands - 17 £47,500 - 1
North West -89 12 £60,000 +13.21% 3
North of England -113 12 £60,000 +22.45% 8
East of England -89 9 £56,250 +116.35% 1
South East -151 9 £120,000 +17.07% 3
South West - 7 £80,000 -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 England region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1,045 (70.99%) Finance
2 705 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 684 (46.47%) Software Engineering
4 659 (44.77%) Python
5 617 (41.92%) Asset Management
6 616 (41.85%) AWS
7 594 (40.35%) React
8 578 (39.27%) JavaScript
9 576 (39.13%) Java
10 525 (35.67%) Full Stack Development
11 505 (34.31%) Web Services
12 498 (33.83%) Investment Management
13 487 (33.08%) Equities
14 476 (32.34%) Fixed Income
15 470 (31.93%) Derivative
16 439 (29.82%) TypeScript
17 407 (27.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 398 (27.04%) SQL
19 380 (25.82%) Hedge funds
20 350 (23.78%) Docker
21 321 (21.81%) Banking
22 306 (20.79%) Kubernetes
23 305 (20.72%) Node.js
24 291 (19.77%) Serverless
25 290 (19.70%) Amazon S3
26 288 (19.57%) AWS Lambda
27 284 (19.29%) Analytics
28 282 (19.16%) Azure
29 270 (18.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
30 256 (17.39%) Terraform

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
1 107 (7.27%) Apache
2 66 (4.48%) Apache Spark
3 29 (1.97%) Apache Airflow
4 22 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.29%) Confluence
6 9 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (0.54%) DataSynapse
8 6 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.20%) GemFire
9 3 (0.20%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.068%) CMS
11 1 (0.068%) IIS
11 1 (0.068%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.41%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.20%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Sketch
7 2 (0.14%) Figma
8 1 (0.068%) InVision
8 1 (0.068%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 8 (0.54%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 8 (0.54%) thinkFolio
2 7 (0.48%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 7 (0.48%) RMDS
3 6 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.27%) Bloomberg AIM
5 3 (0.20%) Eikon
6 2 (0.14%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.14%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.068%) Advent Moxy
7 1 (0.068%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 1 (0.068%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.068%) Kondor
7 1 (0.068%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.068%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.068%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.068%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.068%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 616 (41.85%) AWS
2 291 (19.77%) Serverless
3 290 (19.70%) Amazon S3
4 288 (19.57%) AWS Lambda
5 282 (19.16%) Azure
6 212 (14.40%) GCP
7 171 (11.62%) Amazon SQS
8 165 (11.21%) AWS Step Functions
9 123 (8.36%) Amazon EC2
10 52 (3.53%) OpenShift
11 19 (1.29%) Snowflake
12 6 (0.41%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.41%) SaaS
13 4 (0.27%) GitHub
13 4 (0.27%) Microsoft 365
14 3 (0.20%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
16 1 (0.068%) Azure Functions
16 1 (0.068%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
1 8 (0.54%) HTTP
2 5 (0.34%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.27%) DNS
3 4 (0.27%) WebEx
4 3 (0.20%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.20%) DHCP
4 3 (0.20%) Firewall
5 2 (0.14%) AMQP
5 2 (0.14%) VPN
5 2 (0.14%) Wireless
6 1 (0.068%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.068%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.068%) Multicast
6 1 (0.068%) PBX
6 1 (0.068%) SAN
6 1 (0.068%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (18.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 171 (11.62%) Amazon RDS
3 105 (7.13%) Apache Ignite
4 91 (6.18%) SQL Server
5 40 (2.72%) Amazon Athena
5 40 (2.72%) KDB
6 34 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 30 (2.04%) MongoDB
8 28 (1.90%) Amazon Aurora
9 23 (1.56%) Flink
9 23 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.15%) NoSQL
12 16 (1.09%) Big Data
12 16 (1.09%) Data Mining
13 15 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.88%) Data Lake
15 11 (0.75%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 49 (3.33%) JIRA
2 31 (2.11%) Maven
3 27 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 25 (1.70%) Artifactory
5 19 (1.29%) SonarQube
6 14 (0.95%) JUnit
6 14 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.68%) GitLab
7 10 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.48%) IntelliJ
9 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.27%) NUnit
12 3 (0.20%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.14%) Cypress.io
13 2 (0.14%) Mockito
13 2 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 1,045 (70.99%) Finance
2 321 (21.81%) Banking
3 253 (17.19%) Social Skills
4 169 (11.48%) Investment Banking
5 104 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
6 70 (4.76%) Back Office
7 25 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
9 15 (1.02%) Marketing
10 14 (0.95%) Retail
11 13 (0.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 12 (0.82%) Legal
13 7 (0.48%) Advertising
14 5 (0.34%) Games
14 5 (0.34%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.27%) Presentation Skills
16 3 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.20%) French Language
16 3 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
17 2 (0.14%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 964 (65.49%) Developer
2 445 (30.23%) Software Engineer
3 388 (26.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 298 (20.24%) Python Developer
5 277 (18.82%) React Developer
6 220 (14.95%) Java Developer
7 190 (12.91%) Python Engineer
8 175 (11.89%) Front Office Developer
9 163 (11.07%) Analyst
10 158 (10.73%) Python Software Engineer
11 128 (8.70%) Lead Developer
12 115 (7.81%) AWS Developer
13 105 (7.13%) Senior Developer
14 88 (5.98%) JavaScript Developer
15 84 (5.71%) UI Developer
16 72 (4.89%) Business Analyst
17 71 (4.82%) Lead Software Engineer
18 70 (4.76%) Applications Support
19 69 (4.69%) UI Engineer
20 68 (4.62%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (40.35%) React
2 505 (34.31%) Web Services
3 305 (20.72%) Node.js
4 233 (15.83%) AngularJS
5 187 (12.70%) Material-UI
6 152 (10.33%) Vue.js
7 126 (8.56%) .NET
8 101 (6.86%) FIX Protocol
9 85 (5.77%) Spring
10 69 (4.69%) Kafka
11 36 (2.45%) .NET Core
12 34 (2.31%) HTML
12 34 (2.31%) NumPy
13 31 (2.11%) GraphQL
14 28 (1.90%) SciPy
15 27 (1.83%) Swing
16 26 (1.77%) Spring Boot
16 26 (1.77%) WPF
17 24 (1.63%) Middleware
18 22 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 487 (33.08%) Equities
2 476 (32.34%) Fixed Income
3 470 (31.93%) Derivative
4 407 (27.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 380 (25.82%) Hedge funds
6 86 (5.84%) User Experience
7 82 (5.57%) Market Risk
8 77 (5.23%) Algorithms
9 63 (4.28%) Equity Derivative
10 58 (3.94%) Data Structures
11 52 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
12 45 (3.06%) Credit Derivative
13 39 (2.65%) Credit Risk
14 31 (2.11%) Legacy Systems
15 21 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
16 19 (1.29%) Video\Live Streaming
16 19 (1.29%) Virtual Team
17 17 (1.15%) Management Information System
18 9 (0.61%) Pricing Data
19 8 (0.54%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 126 (8.56%) Linux
2 106 (7.20%) Unix
3 66 (4.48%) Windows
4 15 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.068%) Android
9 1 (0.068%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.068%) CentOS
9 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 705 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (46.47%) Software Engineering
3 617 (41.92%) Asset Management
4 525 (35.67%) Full Stack Development
5 498 (33.83%) Investment Management
6 284 (19.29%) Analytics
7 142 (9.65%) DevOps
8 127 (8.63%) Multithreading
9 110 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
10 108 (7.34%) SDLC
11 101 (6.86%) Low Latency
12 98 (6.66%) Electronic Trading
13 94 (6.39%) TDD
14 90 (6.11%) Portfolio Management
15 86 (5.84%) Data Analytics
15 86 (5.84%) Risk Management
16 83 (5.64%) Mathematics
17 73 (4.96%) Computer Science
17 73 (4.96%) Migration
18 70 (4.76%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 659 (44.77%) Python
2 578 (39.27%) JavaScript
3 576 (39.13%) Java
4 439 (29.82%) TypeScript
5 398 (27.04%) SQL
6 214 (14.54%) C#
7 192 (13.04%) Scala
8 159 (10.80%) Kotlin
9 137 (9.31%) C++
10 117 (7.95%) Clojure
11 41 (2.79%) R
12 34 (2.31%) Perl
13 32 (2.17%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.43%) VBA
15 19 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.22%) C
16 18 (1.22%) F#
17 15 (1.02%) ES6
17 15 (1.02%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (5.23%) Degree
2 20 (1.36%) PhD
3 11 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.41%) CHECK Team Member
6 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.20%) CCNA
8 3 (0.20%) CCNP
8 3 (0.20%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (0.14%) MCP
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.068%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.068%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.068%) CCSP
10 1 (0.068%) CISSP
10 1 (0.068%) MCSA
10 1 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.14%) QA
2 14 (0.95%) MiFID
3 6 (0.41%) GDPR
4 5 (0.34%) PMO
5 4 (0.27%) SLA
6 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.068%) Basel III
System Software
1 350 (23.78%) Docker
2 19 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.068%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 306 (20.79%) Kubernetes
2 256 (17.39%) Terraform
3 5 (0.34%) Ansible
4 4 (0.27%) SCCM
5 3 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.14%) Control-M
6 2 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.14%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.14%) WSUS
7 1 (0.068%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.068%) Oozie
7 1 (0.068%) Puppet
7 1 (0.068%) Rancher
7 1 (0.068%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.068%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 80 (5.43%) Oracle
2 65 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 59 (4.01%) Bloomberg
4 28 (1.90%) Sybase
5 27 (1.83%) Charles River
5 27 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (1.56%) Murex
7 22 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 19 (1.29%) Greenplum
9 18 (1.22%) Fidessa
10 15 (1.02%) ION Trading
11 14 (0.95%) Reuters
12 12 (0.82%) Solace
12 12 (0.82%) Tradeweb
13 9 (0.61%) Cisco
13 9 (0.61%) Portware
14 7 (0.48%) Databricks
14 7 (0.48%) VMware
15 6 (0.41%) Sun
15 6 (0.41%) TIBCO