Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 262 247 263
Rank change year-on-year -15 +16 -22
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,741 2,185 2,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.35% 1.29%
As % of the General category 3.35% 3.25% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,470 1,722 1,633
England median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £117,500 £112,500
UK median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%

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 51,997 67,268 66,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.68% 41.67% 41.66%
Number of salaries quoted 39,374 52,595 53,298
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +1 1,712 £75,000 -6.25% 88
South West +34 10 £33,750 -34.47%
South East +21 8 £16,500 -71.30% 1
Midlands +13 8 £75,000 +50.00%
West Midlands +4 5 £75,000 +97.37%
East Midlands +30 3 - -
North of England +19 2 £65,000 +26.21%
North West +9 2 £65,000 +26.21%
East of England - 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,096 (62.95%) Finance
2 744 (42.73%) SQL
3 702 (40.32%) Java
4 698 (40.09%) Banking
5 659 (37.85%) Fixed Income
6 592 (34.00%) Derivative
7 556 (31.94%) Asset Management
8 538 (30.90%) Equities
9 537 (30.84%) C#
10 523 (30.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 514 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
12 495 (28.43%) Investment Management
13 440 (25.27%) Oracle
14 402 (23.09%) Python
15 401 (23.03%) Hedge funds
16 382 (21.94%) Software Engineering
17 322 (18.50%) .NET
18 312 (17.92%) C++
19 266 (15.28%) Linux
20 264 (15.16%) Computer Science
21 262 (15.05%) FIX Protocol
22 259 (14.88%) JavaScript
23 253 (14.53%) Degree
24 245 (14.07%) Investment Banking
25 238 (13.67%) AngularJS
26 237 (13.61%) XML
27 226 (12.98%) Unix
28 194 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
29 193 (11.09%) Workflow
30 189 (10.86%) SQL Server

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
1 180 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
2 68 (3.91%) Apache
3 50 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 36 (2.07%) Confluence
5 22 (1.26%) Jupyter
6 19 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
6 19 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.86%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.40%) GemFire
10 6 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.34%) IIS
11 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.11%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.057%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.057%) nginx
14 1 (0.057%) SAS
Applications
1 64 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.057%) InVision
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 159 (9.13%) thinkFolio
2 70 (4.02%) Markit EDM
3 61 (3.50%) Front Arena
4 33 (1.90%) Temenos T24
5 26 (1.49%) LatentZero
6 18 (1.03%) LongView
7 13 (0.75%) Eze OMS
8 10 (0.57%) Eagle PACE
9 8 (0.46%) Bloomberg AIM
10 7 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.23%) Endur
12 4 (0.23%) ION MarketView
13 3 (0.17%) Minerva
13 3 (0.17%) OpenLink RightAngle
14 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
14 2 (0.11%) Capstone
14 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
14 2 (0.11%) Tesseract
14 2 (0.11%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 194 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (4.37%) GitHub
4 53 (3.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (2.81%) SaaS
6 22 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (1.26%) Amazon S3
7 21 (1.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 20 (1.15%) Office 365
9 13 (0.75%) Power Platform
10 10 (0.57%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.52%) Serverless
12 8 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.40%) IaaS
14 5 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.23%) npm
16 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.17%) Mimecast
17 1 (0.057%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.22%) FIX Connectivity
2 22 (1.26%) Firewall
3 14 (0.80%) Multicast
4 13 (0.75%) HTTP
5 12 (0.69%) BGP
5 12 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (0.69%) EIGRP
5 12 (0.69%) MPLS
5 12 (0.69%) OpenScape
5 12 (0.69%) OSPF
5 12 (0.69%) Unified Communications
5 12 (0.69%) VoIP
5 12 (0.69%) Wireless
6 9 (0.52%) Cisco Wireless
6 9 (0.52%) GLBP
6 9 (0.52%) HSRP
6 9 (0.52%) Plixer Scrutinizer
7 8 (0.46%) LAN
7 8 (0.46%) WAN
8 7 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 47 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 41 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
5 40 (2.30%) MySQL
6 38 (2.18%) RDBMS
7 28 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 27 (1.55%) Big Data
9 24 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
10 23 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.26%) KDB
12 21 (1.21%) MongoDB
13 17 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.75%) Power BI
16 12 (0.69%) Amazon Aurora
16 12 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.69%) NoSQL
16 12 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 64 (3.68%) Git (software)
2 63 (3.62%) Jenkins
2 63 (3.62%) JIRA
3 53 (3.04%) Subversion
4 52 (2.99%) Maven
5 27 (1.55%) Eclipse
6 25 (1.44%) Selenium
7 21 (1.21%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (1.09%) Bitbucket
9 17 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (0.92%) Babel
10 16 (0.92%) webpack
11 15 (0.86%) Hudson
12 11 (0.63%) Artifactory
13 9 (0.52%) Visual Studio
14 6 (0.34%) GitLab
14 6 (0.34%) HP UFT
15 5 (0.29%) Bitbucket Server
15 5 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,096 (62.95%) Finance
2 698 (40.09%) Banking
3 245 (14.07%) Investment Banking
4 154 (8.85%) Back Office
5 52 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 52 (2.99%) French Language
5 52 (2.99%) Italian Language
5 52 (2.99%) Spanish Language
6 50 (2.87%) German Language
7 33 (1.90%) Games
8 29 (1.67%) Legal
9 20 (1.15%) Marketing
10 15 (0.86%) Retail
11 11 (0.63%) Advertising
11 11 (0.63%) Publishing
12 10 (0.57%) Private Banking
13 9 (0.52%) Law
14 7 (0.40%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.40%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.34%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 702 (40.32%) Developer
2 335 (19.24%) Analyst
3 298 (17.12%) Java Developer
4 228 (13.10%) Applications Support
5 163 (9.36%) Business Analyst
6 161 (9.25%) Front Office Developer
7 155 (8.90%) C# Developer
8 131 (7.52%) Support Analyst
9 119 (6.84%) Consultant
10 114 (6.55%) Software Engineer
11 100 (5.74%) Architect
12 98 (5.63%) Support Engineer
13 86 (4.94%) Applications Support Analyst
14 81 (4.65%) .NET Developer
14 81 (4.65%) Java Engineer
15 80 (4.60%) Senior Developer
16 75 (4.31%) Lead Architect
17 74 (4.25%) Applications Engineer
17 74 (4.25%) SQL Developer
18 73 (4.19%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (18.50%) .NET
2 262 (15.05%) FIX Protocol
3 238 (13.67%) AngularJS
4 237 (13.61%) XML
5 188 (10.80%) React
6 163 (9.36%) Web Services
7 129 (7.41%) Node.js
8 126 (7.24%) J2EE
9 118 (6.78%) HTML
10 106 (6.09%) ASP.NET
11 80 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 62 (3.56%) CSS
13 54 (3.10%) J2SE
14 49 (2.81%) HTML5
15 42 (2.41%) Spring
16 41 (2.35%) WPF
17 40 (2.30%) Vue.js
18 33 (1.90%) .NET Framework
18 33 (1.90%) Spring Boot
19 32 (1.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 659 (37.85%) Fixed Income
2 592 (34.00%) Derivative
3 538 (30.90%) Equities
4 523 (30.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 401 (23.03%) Hedge funds
6 141 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
7 132 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
8 115 (6.61%) Fintech
9 63 (3.62%) Management Information System
10 55 (3.16%) Algorithms
11 41 (2.35%) Mobile App
11 41 (2.35%) User Experience
12 37 (2.13%) OTC Derivatives
13 36 (2.07%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.95%) Equity Derivative
15 29 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
16 28 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
17 27 (1.55%) Cloud Native
18 26 (1.49%) Market Risk
19 18 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 266 (15.28%) Linux
2 226 (12.98%) Unix
3 125 (7.18%) Windows
4 28 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 16 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 15 (0.86%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.63%) Solaris
8 10 (0.57%) CentOS
8 10 (0.57%) Fedora
9 8 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.34%) AIX
10 6 (0.34%) HPUX
11 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.23%) SUSE
12 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.057%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (31.94%) Asset Management
2 514 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 495 (28.43%) Investment Management
4 382 (21.94%) Software Engineering
5 264 (15.16%) Computer Science
6 193 (11.09%) Workflow
7 180 (10.34%) Low Latency
8 174 (9.99%) Multithreading
8 174 (9.99%) Portfolio Management
9 161 (9.25%) Electronic Trading
10 147 (8.44%) Business Analysis
10 147 (8.44%) Fund Management
11 142 (8.16%) Mathematics
12 141 (8.10%) Wealth Management
13 138 (7.93%) Project Management
14 133 (7.64%) Mentoring
15 129 (7.41%) DevOps
16 124 (7.12%) Algorithmic Trading
17 119 (6.84%) Scrum
18 107 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 744 (42.73%) SQL
2 702 (40.32%) Java
3 537 (30.84%) C#
4 402 (23.09%) Python
5 312 (17.92%) C++
6 259 (14.88%) JavaScript
7 162 (9.30%) Perl
8 116 (6.66%) Bash Shell
9 72 (4.14%) PL/SQL
9 72 (4.14%) VBA
10 52 (2.99%) R
11 43 (2.47%) Java 8
11 43 (2.47%) Ruby
11 43 (2.47%) Scala
12 42 (2.41%) C
13 34 (1.95%) PowerShell
14 32 (1.84%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.03%) TypeScript
16 15 (0.86%) AWK
16 15 (0.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 253 (14.53%) Degree
2 61 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (0.80%) Master's Degree
4 12 (0.69%) CCIE
4 12 (0.69%) CCNA
4 12 (0.69%) CCVP
4 12 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (0.52%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.29%) CEH
7 5 (0.29%) CISM
7 5 (0.29%) CISSP
7 5 (0.29%) CREST Certified
7 5 (0.29%) GIAC
7 5 (0.29%) ISEB
7 5 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.29%) MCSE
7 5 (0.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.74%) QA
2 48 (2.76%) GDPR
2 48 (2.76%) MiFID
3 11 (0.63%) SLA
4 10 (0.57%) Basel III
4 10 (0.57%) EMIR
5 7 (0.40%) PMO
6 6 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.11%) FATCA
9 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 176 (10.11%) Docker
2 31 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.52%) GridGain
5 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.40%) vSphere
6 3 (0.17%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.057%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 55 (3.16%) Kubernetes
2 47 (2.70%) Terraform
3 37 (2.13%) Icinga
3 37 (2.13%) Nagios
3 37 (2.13%) ZABBIX
4 23 (1.32%) Ansible
5 16 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
6 14 (0.80%) Control-M
7 13 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.75%) Puppet
8 12 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.52%) SCCM
10 8 (0.46%) HP Fortify
10 8 (0.46%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.11%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.057%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 440 (25.27%) Oracle
2 182 (10.45%) Bloomberg
3 145 (8.33%) Reuters
4 135 (7.75%) Charles River
5 96 (5.51%) Microsoft
6 68 (3.91%) Calypso
6 68 (3.91%) SimCorp
7 54 (3.10%) FXall
8 53 (3.04%) ION Trading
9 52 (2.99%) MarketAxess
9 52 (2.99%) Tradeweb
10 46 (2.64%) Eze Software Group
10 46 (2.64%) Fidessa
10 46 (2.64%) SolarWinds
11 41 (2.35%) Google
12 36 (2.07%) Red Hat
12 36 (2.07%) Sybase
13 34 (1.95%) TIBCO
14 31 (1.78%) Cadence
15 28 (1.61%) Murex