Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 233 183
Rank change year-on-year +10 -50 +89
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,994 2,333 3,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.50% 2.04%
As % of the General category 3.88% 3.47% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,706 1,837 1,825
England median annual salary £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £55,625 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £132,500 £120,000 £111,250
UK median annual salary £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%

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 51,415 67,318 75,586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.00% 43.35% 45.55%
Number of salaries quoted 38,865 51,837 55,549
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +10 1,982 £90,000 +9.09% 168
South West -33 5 £33,750 -28.95%
Midlands +17 3 £45,000 - 5
East Midlands +19 2 £45,000 -26.53%
South East +15 2 £72,500 -3.33% 5
North West +3 2 £65,000 +44.44%
North of England -10 2 £65,000 +44.44%
West Midlands +27 1 £37,500 - 5
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 1,296 (64.99%) Finance
2 951 (47.69%) Java
3 877 (43.98%) Fixed Income
4 843 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
5 827 (41.47%) Asset Management
6 707 (35.46%) Derivative
7 645 (32.35%) Equities
8 625 (31.34%) Python
9 569 (28.54%) Banking
10 567 (28.44%) SQL
11 566 (28.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 562 (28.18%) C#
13 527 (26.43%) Software Engineering
14 517 (25.93%) AWS
15 490 (24.57%) Investment Management
16 442 (22.17%) Web Services
17 361 (18.10%) C++
18 349 (17.50%) Hedge funds
19 345 (17.30%) JavaScript
20 317 (15.90%) Oracle
21 305 (15.30%) Mentoring
22 286 (14.34%) Degree
23 281 (14.09%) .NET
24 263 (13.19%) Investment Banking
25 261 (13.09%) J2EE
26 256 (12.84%) SQL Server
26 256 (12.84%) AngularJS
27 254 (12.74%) React
28 252 (12.64%) Greenfield Project
29 251 (12.59%) Docker

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
1 113 (5.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 55 (2.76%) WebSphere
3 45 (2.26%) Apache
4 37 (1.86%) Apache Spark
4 37 (1.86%) Confluence
5 18 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.40%) IIS
6 8 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (0.35%) Jupyter
8 6 (0.30%) nginx
8 6 (0.30%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.20%) GemFire
9 4 (0.20%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.050%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.050%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.050%) SAS
11 1 (0.050%) WebLogic
Applications
1 52 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.050%) InVision
5 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.050%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 214 (10.73%) thinkFolio
2 143 (7.17%) Markit EDM
3 123 (6.17%) Front Arena
4 31 (1.55%) LatentZero
5 25 (1.25%) Eagle PACE
6 22 (1.10%) PolarLake
7 14 (0.70%) FINCAD Analytics
8 13 (0.65%) ION MarketView
9 12 (0.60%) LongView
10 8 (0.40%) Bloomberg AIM
11 5 (0.25%) RMDS
11 5 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.20%) Tradar
13 3 (0.15%) Eze OMS
14 2 (0.10%) Advent Geneva
14 2 (0.10%) Bloomberg TOMS
14 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
14 2 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
14 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
15 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 517 (25.93%) AWS
2 146 (7.32%) Amazon S3
3 113 (5.67%) Amazon SQS
4 110 (5.52%) GitHub
5 107 (5.37%) Serverless
6 106 (5.32%) AWS Lambda
7 94 (4.71%) Azure
8 67 (3.36%) OpenShift
9 65 (3.26%) GCP
10 51 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
11 49 (2.46%) Amazon ECS
12 40 (2.01%) SaaS
13 38 (1.91%) Power Platform
14 32 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.75%) AWS Fargate
15 15 (0.75%) Office 365
16 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
17 5 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
17 5 (0.25%) npm
18 4 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.70%) FIX Connectivity
1 14 (0.70%) LAN
1 14 (0.70%) WAN
2 13 (0.65%) Multicast
3 9 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.35%) Wireless
5 6 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (0.30%) Firewall
6 4 (0.20%) Internet
6 4 (0.20%) Softphone
7 3 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.15%) SSL
7 3 (0.15%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.10%) DMZ
8 2 (0.10%) DNS
8 2 (0.10%) SAN
8 2 (0.10%) Skype
8 2 (0.10%) SSH
8 2 (0.10%) VPN
9 1 (0.050%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 125 (6.27%) Amazon RDS
3 110 (5.52%) Relational Database
4 77 (3.86%) Big Data
5 53 (2.66%) RDBMS
6 44 (2.21%) MySQL
6 44 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (1.91%) Power BI
8 37 (1.86%) NoSQL
9 36 (1.81%) Amazon Athena
9 36 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 35 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
10 35 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (1.50%) Oracle Database
12 28 (1.40%) KDB
13 26 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
14 25 (1.25%) Hadoop
15 19 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.80%) DB2
Development Applications
1 87 (4.36%) RStudio
2 85 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 80 (4.01%) Jenkins
4 61 (3.06%) JIRA
5 50 (2.51%) Artifactory
6 41 (2.06%) Subversion
6 41 (2.06%) TeamCity
7 39 (1.96%) Maven
8 28 (1.40%) Eclipse
9 18 (0.90%) GitLab
10 17 (0.85%) Selenium
11 15 (0.75%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (0.50%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.50%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.40%) JUnit
16 7 (0.35%) JMeter
16 7 (0.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,296 (64.99%) Finance
2 569 (28.54%) Banking
3 263 (13.19%) Investment Banking
4 135 (6.77%) Back Office
5 93 (4.66%) German Language
6 91 (4.56%) French Language
7 90 (4.51%) Italian Language
7 90 (4.51%) Spanish Language
8 74 (3.71%) Dutch Language
9 59 (2.96%) Legal
10 37 (1.86%) Marketing
11 20 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.00%) Retail
12 12 (0.60%) Law
12 12 (0.60%) Publishing
13 9 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.40%) Games
15 5 (0.25%) Telecoms
16 3 (0.15%) Advertising
16 3 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 868 (43.53%) Developer
2 376 (18.86%) Java Developer
3 284 (14.24%) Analyst
4 194 (9.73%) Front Office Developer
5 182 (9.13%) Software Engineer
6 181 (9.08%) Architect
7 157 (7.87%) Senior Developer
8 151 (7.57%) Business Analyst
9 124 (6.22%) Applications Support
10 122 (6.12%) C# Developer
11 108 (5.42%) AWS Engineer
12 107 (5.37%) Consultant
13 104 (5.22%) AWS Software Engineer
14 97 (4.86%) AWS Architect
14 97 (4.86%) Java Engineer
15 93 (4.66%) AWS Developer
15 93 (4.66%) Python Developer
16 89 (4.46%) Lead Developer
17 87 (4.36%) Senior Java Developer
18 86 (4.31%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (22.17%) Web Services
2 281 (14.09%) .NET
3 261 (13.09%) J2EE
4 256 (12.84%) AngularJS
5 254 (12.74%) React
6 177 (8.88%) XML
7 160 (8.02%) FIX Protocol
8 153 (7.67%) Node.js
9 118 (5.92%) HTML
10 87 (4.36%) J2SE
11 57 (2.86%) Spring
12 55 (2.76%) NumPy
13 54 (2.71%) Pandas
14 53 (2.66%) WebSphere MQ
15 45 (2.26%) HTML5
15 45 (2.26%) SciPy
16 43 (2.16%) WPF
17 36 (1.81%) CSS
17 36 (1.81%) RESTful
18 35 (1.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 877 (43.98%) Fixed Income
2 707 (35.46%) Derivative
3 645 (32.35%) Equities
4 566 (28.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 349 (17.50%) Hedge funds
6 252 (12.64%) Greenfield Project
7 110 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
8 82 (4.11%) Reference Data
9 80 (4.01%) Equity Derivative
10 74 (3.71%) Algorithms
11 59 (2.96%) Data Structures
12 57 (2.86%) Credit Risk
13 36 (1.81%) Exotic Derivative
14 32 (1.60%) Credit Derivative
15 31 (1.55%) User Experience
16 27 (1.35%) Management Information System
17 26 (1.30%) Market Risk
18 16 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
19 13 (0.65%) Cloud Native
20 12 (0.60%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 174 (8.73%) Linux
2 123 (6.17%) Unix
3 80 (4.01%) Windows
4 22 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (0.20%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.050%) Solaris
8 1 (0.050%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.050%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
2 827 (41.47%) Asset Management
3 527 (26.43%) Software Engineering
4 490 (24.57%) Investment Management
5 305 (15.30%) Mentoring
6 233 (11.69%) Computer Science
7 228 (11.43%) Business Analysis
7 228 (11.43%) Microservices
8 215 (10.78%) Portfolio Management
9 201 (10.08%) Analytics
10 183 (9.18%) Multithreading
11 177 (8.88%) Low Latency
12 156 (7.82%) Fund Management
13 153 (7.67%) Electronic Trading
14 142 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
15 140 (7.02%) Workflow
16 132 (6.62%) Test Automation
17 130 (6.52%) Algorithmic Trading
18 124 (6.22%) SDLC
19 123 (6.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 951 (47.69%) Java
2 625 (31.34%) Python
3 567 (28.44%) SQL
4 562 (28.18%) C#
5 361 (18.10%) C++
6 345 (17.30%) JavaScript
7 225 (11.28%) R
8 90 (4.51%) Perl
9 64 (3.21%) VBA
10 60 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 60 (3.01%) TypeScript
11 58 (2.91%) Java 8
11 58 (2.91%) Scala
12 31 (1.55%) C
13 29 (1.45%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.30%) PHP
15 20 (1.00%) PowerShell
16 19 (0.95%) Ruby
17 17 (0.85%) Korn
17 17 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 286 (14.34%) Degree
2 73 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.76%) CFA
4 34 (1.71%) CIMA
5 12 (0.60%) ISEB
5 12 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.50%) PhD
7 8 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.30%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.20%) MCSE
10 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.15%) CCNP
11 3 (0.15%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
12 2 (0.10%) MBA
13 1 (0.050%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.36%) QA
2 28 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.60%) Basel III
4 11 (0.55%) SLA
5 10 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.40%) MiFID
7 5 (0.25%) EMIR
8 4 (0.20%) GDPR
9 3 (0.15%) PMO
10 1 (0.050%) Basel II
10 1 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 251 (12.59%) Docker
2 13 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.60%) GridGain
4 6 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.15%) vSphere
7 2 (0.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 128 (6.42%) Kubernetes
2 89 (4.46%) Terraform
3 16 (0.80%) Ansible
4 12 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.55%) SCCM
6 10 (0.50%) Control-M
6 10 (0.50%) Puppet
7 9 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (0.40%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.15%) Icinga
9 3 (0.15%) Nagios
9 3 (0.15%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.050%) Grafana
Vendors
1 317 (15.90%) Oracle
2 224 (11.23%) Charles River
3 208 (10.43%) Bloomberg
4 162 (8.12%) SimCorp
5 129 (6.47%) Calypso
6 128 (6.42%) Reuters
7 97 (4.86%) Microsoft
8 53 (2.66%) Informatica
9 43 (2.16%) Google
10 38 (1.91%) Fidessa
11 37 (1.86%) Sybase
12 36 (1.81%) ION Trading
13 34 (1.71%) Casewise
14 30 (1.50%) TIBCO
15 29 (1.45%) Murex
16 24 (1.20%) Eze Castle Integration
17 20 (1.00%) Eze Software Group
17 20 (1.00%) Tradeweb
18 19 (0.95%) FXall
18 19 (0.95%) MarketAxess