Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 281 181
Rank change year-on-year +106 -100 0
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 3377 2148 3928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.00% 1.20% 1.90%
As % of the General category 4.51% 2.79% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1826 1807 3213
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £111,250 £110,000 £105,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -

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 74882 76881 92991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.34% 42.85% 45.08%
Number of salaries quoted 54969 63345 75195
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - -

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +46 3261 £75,000 +2.74% 116
South East +45 48 £80,000 +125.35% 3
South West +16 23 £50,000 -16.67%
Midlands +57 22 £38,500 -23.00%
North West -3 18 £55,000 +37.50%
North of England -7 18 £55,000 +8.91%
West Midlands +25 12 £37,500 -25.00%
East Midlands +36 10 £50,000 -
East of England -6 5 £32,500 -31.58%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 2294 (67.93%) Finance
2 1865 (55.23%) Banking
3 1615 (47.82%) Investment Banking
4 1481 (43.86%) Asset Management
5 1276 (37.79%) Java
6 1239 (36.69%) Wealth Management
7 1201 (35.56%) Retail Banking
8 967 (28.63%) SQL
9 924 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
10 820 (24.28%) Derivative
11 740 (21.91%) Analytical Skills
12 730 (21.62%) C#
13 712 (21.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 642 (19.01%) SDLC
15 544 (16.11%) Equities
16 518 (15.34%) Python
17 513 (15.19%) Unix
18 508 (15.04%) Oracle
19 500 (14.81%) Multithreading
20 497 (14.72%) Risk Management
21 495 (14.66%) Degree
22 471 (13.95%) Low Latency
23 453 (13.41%) Fixed Income
24 417 (12.35%) OO
25 393 (11.64%) Business Analysis
26 376 (11.13%) Linux
26 376 (11.13%) Software Engineering
27 363 (10.75%) C++
28 350 (10.36%) SQL Server
29 343 (10.16%) QA

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 85 (2.52%) Tomcat
2 82 (2.43%) Apache
3 65 (1.92%) Confluence
4 57 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 50 (1.48%) DataSynapse
6 48 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (1.42%) SAS
7 38 (1.13%) IIS
8 31 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 21 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 20 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
11 15 (0.44%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.38%) JBoss
13 10 (0.30%) GemFire
14 7 (0.21%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (0.18%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
17 4 (0.12%) Jupyter
Applications
1 137 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.089%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 96 (2.84%) ION MarketView
2 85 (2.52%) thinkFolio
3 29 (0.86%) Markit EDM
4 20 (0.59%) Bloomberg AIM
4 20 (0.59%) Endur
5 16 (0.47%) LatentZero
6 13 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
7 8 (0.24%) Eikon
7 8 (0.24%) Summit
8 7 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 7 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.18%) Minerva
10 5 (0.15%) RMDS
11 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
11 4 (0.12%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.089%) LongView
12 3 (0.089%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.089%) Sage CRM
12 3 (0.089%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.75%) SaaS
2 48 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.65%) Office 365
5 10 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.18%) npm
7 5 (0.15%) GitHub
7 5 (0.15%) IaaS
8 4 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.12%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.089%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.089%) PaaS
10 2 (0.059%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.059%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.059%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.059%) Yarn
11 1 (0.030%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.030%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.030%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.030%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.51%) Firewall
2 28 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 17 (0.50%) FIX Connectivity
4 15 (0.44%) DNS
5 13 (0.38%) DHCP
6 10 (0.30%) SAN
7 9 (0.27%) NAS
8 8 (0.24%) LAN
8 8 (0.24%) WAN
9 5 (0.15%) HTTP
9 5 (0.15%) Network Security
9 5 (0.15%) Wireless
10 2 (0.059%) Internet
10 2 (0.059%) Intranet
10 2 (0.059%) Multicast
10 2 (0.059%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.059%) SSH
10 2 (0.059%) VPN
11 1 (0.030%) PBX
11 1 (0.030%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 235 (6.96%) Relational Database
3 174 (5.15%) Hadoop
4 173 (5.12%) Big Data
5 139 (4.12%) RDBMS
6 120 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 95 (2.81%) Oracle Database
8 54 (1.60%) KDB
9 53 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
9 53 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 51 (1.51%) MySQL
11 50 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 50 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 50 (1.48%) Power BI
12 47 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 47 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 46 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 45 (1.33%) Star Schema
15 40 (1.18%) Hazelcast
16 32 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 172 (5.09%) Subversion
2 132 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 116 (3.44%) JIRA
4 100 (2.96%) Maven
5 98 (2.90%) TeamCity
6 76 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 67 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 49 (1.45%) GCC
9 32 (0.95%) Gradle
10 30 (0.89%) Eclipse
11 29 (0.86%) JUnit
12 23 (0.68%) JBehave
13 16 (0.47%) Jasmine
14 13 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
15 11 (0.33%) Visual Studio
16 7 (0.21%) gulp
16 7 (0.21%) Mockito
16 7 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (0.18%) Selenium
17 6 (0.18%) Spock
General
1 2294 (67.93%) Finance
2 1865 (55.23%) Banking
3 1615 (47.82%) Investment Banking
4 1201 (35.56%) Retail Banking
5 214 (6.34%) Back Office
6 213 (6.31%) Financial Institution
7 66 (1.95%) Marketing
8 58 (1.72%) Advertising
9 52 (1.54%) Private Banking
10 48 (1.42%) Corporate Banking
11 40 (1.18%) German Language
12 36 (1.07%) Retail
13 29 (0.86%) Legal
14 17 (0.50%) Music Industry
15 14 (0.41%) Games
16 13 (0.38%) Telecoms
17 8 (0.24%) International Banking
17 8 (0.24%) Publishing
18 3 (0.089%) Local Government
19 2 (0.059%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1333 (39.47%) Developer
2 748 (22.15%) Analyst
3 524 (15.52%) Java Developer
4 503 (14.89%) Business Analyst
5 306 (9.06%) Software Engineer
6 298 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 256 (7.58%) Applications Support
8 239 (7.08%) Support Analyst
9 190 (5.63%) C# Developer
10 182 (5.39%) Front Office Developer
11 120 (3.55%) Applications Support Analyst
11 120 (3.55%) C++ Developer
12 118 (3.49%) IT Support
13 110 (3.26%) Senior Java Developer
14 106 (3.14%) Banking Analyst
14 106 (3.14%) Senior Software Engineer
15 105 (3.11%) Project Manager
16 104 (3.08%) Python Developer
17 92 (2.72%) IT Analyst
18 84 (2.49%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (8.56%) .NET
2 253 (7.49%) FIX Protocol
3 212 (6.28%) HTML
4 144 (4.26%) REST
5 131 (3.88%) AngularJS
5 131 (3.88%) XML
6 127 (3.76%) WPF
7 117 (3.46%) Spring
8 98 (2.90%) HTML5
9 90 (2.67%) Kafka
9 90 (2.67%) Middleware
10 89 (2.64%) Hibernate
10 89 (2.64%) Web Services
11 82 (2.43%) CSS
12 80 (2.37%) ASP.NET
13 70 (2.07%) SOAP
14 69 (2.04%) React
15 60 (1.78%) WCF
16 58 (1.72%) .NET Framework
17 47 (1.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 820 (24.28%) Derivative
2 740 (21.91%) Analytical Skills
3 712 (21.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 544 (16.11%) Equities
5 453 (13.41%) Fixed Income
6 304 (9.00%) Equity Derivative
7 300 (8.88%) Computer Science
8 160 (4.74%) Credit Risk
9 137 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
10 133 (3.94%) Market Risk
11 121 (3.58%) Hedge funds
12 97 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
13 87 (2.58%) Algorithms
14 68 (2.01%) Exotic Derivative
15 65 (1.92%) Fintech
16 62 (1.84%) Credit Derivative
17 60 (1.78%) Data Structures
18 59 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
19 55 (1.63%) Management Information System
20 46 (1.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 513 (15.19%) Unix
2 376 (11.13%) Linux
3 264 (7.82%) Windows
4 30 (0.89%) Solaris
5 25 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 19 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.41%) OS/390
9 13 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.21%) Android
13 5 (0.15%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.12%) CentOS
14 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.12%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.059%) HPUX
15 2 (0.059%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.030%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1481 (43.86%) Asset Management
2 1239 (36.69%) Wealth Management
3 924 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
4 642 (19.01%) SDLC
5 500 (14.81%) Multithreading
6 497 (14.72%) Risk Management
7 471 (13.95%) Low Latency
8 417 (12.35%) OO
9 393 (11.64%) Business Analysis
10 376 (11.13%) Software Engineering
11 341 (10.10%) Analytics
12 321 (9.51%) Project Management
13 267 (7.91%) OOD
14 265 (7.85%) Electronic Trading
15 258 (7.64%) Test Automation
16 246 (7.28%) BDD
17 237 (7.02%) Investment Management
18 205 (6.07%) Mathematics
19 199 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
20 187 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1276 (37.79%) Java
2 967 (28.63%) SQL
3 730 (21.62%) C#
4 518 (15.34%) Python
5 363 (10.75%) C++
6 322 (9.54%) JavaScript
7 160 (4.74%) VBA
8 148 (4.38%) Shell Script
9 134 (3.97%) Perl
10 91 (2.69%) MATLAB
11 89 (2.64%) R
12 71 (2.10%) PL/SQL
13 70 (2.07%) VB
14 52 (1.54%) C
14 52 (1.54%) Scala
15 47 (1.39%) VBScript
16 44 (1.30%) T-SQL
17 43 (1.27%) PowerShell
18 39 (1.15%) Bash Shell
19 27 (0.80%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 495 (14.66%) Degree
2 76 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (0.92%) PhD
4 26 (0.77%) Master's Degree
5 21 (0.62%) CFA
6 19 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 12 (0.36%) CIMA
9 11 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 10 (0.30%) CISA
10 10 (0.30%) CISM
10 10 (0.30%) CISSP
11 7 (0.21%) CRISC
11 7 (0.21%) PMP
12 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.15%) ISEB
14 4 (0.12%) MCSE
14 4 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (10.16%) QA
2 85 (2.52%) MiFID
3 39 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.98%) EMIR
5 31 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
6 18 (0.53%) SLA
7 10 (0.30%) AIFMD
7 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.21%) GDPR
8 7 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.15%) IFRS
9 5 (0.15%) UCITS
10 4 (0.12%) FATCA
10 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.12%) PMO
11 3 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.089%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.059%) Basel III
13 1 (0.030%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 21 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
2 20 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.41%) Docker
5 9 (0.27%) HDFS
6 7 (0.21%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.089%) GridGain
11 2 (0.059%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.030%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.030%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.030%) vSphere
12 1 (0.030%) XenApp
12 1 (0.030%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (1.30%) PowerBroker
2 23 (0.68%) Control-M
3 17 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
4 14 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
4 14 (0.41%) Tivoli
4 14 (0.41%) Tivoli NetView
5 12 (0.36%) SCCM
6 6 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.18%) Mesos
7 4 (0.12%) Ansible
7 4 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.12%) Puppet
7 4 (0.12%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.059%) Graphite
9 2 (0.059%) Kibana
9 2 (0.059%) logstash
9 2 (0.059%) Salt
9 2 (0.059%) SCOM
Vendors
1 508 (15.04%) Oracle
2 225 (6.66%) Microsoft
3 198 (5.86%) Sybase
4 137 (4.06%) ION Trading
5 127 (3.76%) Charles River
6 92 (2.72%) Bloomberg
7 73 (2.16%) Murex
8 70 (2.07%) TIBCO
9 59 (1.75%) Sun
10 45 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
11 36 (1.07%) Fidessa
12 26 (0.77%) Calypso
12 26 (0.77%) Citrix
13 25 (0.74%) Informatica
14 24 (0.71%) Reuters
15 22 (0.65%) VMware
16 21 (0.62%) Cadence
16 21 (0.62%) SAP
16 21 (0.62%) StreamBase
17 19 (0.56%) IBM