Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 265 264
Rank change year-on-year +74 -1 +25
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,911 1,826 2,064
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.80% 1.32% 1.24%
As % of the General category 4.44% 3.25% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,782 1,583 1,699
Median annual salary £100,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
10th Percentile £60,000 £48,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £143,750 £118,750 £116,250
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 42,995 56,255 71,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.48% 40.72% 43.36%
Number of salaries quoted 32,855 42,886 56,565
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £31,696 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,361 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% +10.00% -

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +34 1,894 £100,000 +33.33% 92
South East +74 8 £32,500 -22.62%
North of England +66 7 £37,500 -42.31% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 -
North East - 2 £40,000 -
South West +62 1 £27,500 -18.52%
West Midlands +52 1 £31,500 -58.00%
Midlands +42 1 £31,500 -58.00%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 1,208 (63.21%) Finance
2 947 (49.56%) Fixed Income
3 919 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
4 850 (44.48%) Java
5 789 (41.29%) AWS
6 767 (40.14%) Python
7 752 (39.35%) Derivative
8 751 (39.30%) Asset Management
9 713 (37.31%) Hedge funds
10 712 (37.26%) Web Services
11 682 (35.69%) JavaScript
12 655 (34.28%) Equities
13 653 (34.17%) Investment Management
14 574 (30.04%) Banking
15 573 (29.98%) Software Engineering
16 535 (28.00%) C#
17 504 (26.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 465 (24.33%) SQL
19 446 (23.34%) AngularJS
20 445 (23.29%) Azure
20 445 (23.29%) React
21 413 (21.61%) Analytics
22 340 (17.79%) C++
23 333 (17.43%) Artificial Intelligence
24 332 (17.37%) Decision-Making
25 323 (16.90%) Bloomberg
26 311 (16.27%) Microservices
27 296 (15.49%) Mentoring
28 288 (15.07%) Investment Banking
29 283 (14.81%) GCP

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 46 (2.41%) Apache Spark
2 30 (1.57%) Apache
3 24 (1.26%) Jupyter
4 21 (1.10%) IIS
5 19 (0.99%) nginx
6 18 (0.94%) WebSphere
7 17 (0.89%) Confluence
8 11 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.31%) DataSynapse
10 5 (0.26%) SAS
10 5 (0.26%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.052%) CMS
13 1 (0.052%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.052%) Mule
13 1 (0.052%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.052%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 77 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 139 (7.27%) Markit EDM
2 110 (5.76%) FINCAD Analytics
3 71 (3.72%) thinkFolio
4 56 (2.93%) PolarLake
5 55 (2.88%) Eagle PACE
6 42 (2.20%) SimCorp Dimension
7 34 (1.78%) Front Arena
8 14 (0.73%) Endur
9 9 (0.47%) LatentZero
10 8 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.37%) Bloomberg AIM
12 5 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
13 3 (0.16%) Eikon
14 2 (0.10%) Softmar
15 1 (0.052%) Bloomberg TOMS
15 1 (0.052%) LongView
15 1 (0.052%) Minerva
15 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
15 1 (0.052%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 789 (41.29%) AWS
2 445 (23.29%) Azure
3 283 (14.81%) GCP
4 75 (3.92%) OpenShift
5 64 (3.35%) Amazon SQS
6 55 (2.88%) Amazon ECS
7 48 (2.51%) Amazon S3
8 36 (1.88%) Serverless
9 35 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
10 30 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
11 29 (1.52%) Office 365
12 22 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (0.99%) GitHub
14 14 (0.73%) SaaS
15 11 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.58%) Power Platform
16 4 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
17 3 (0.16%) AWS Fargate
17 3 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
18 2 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.15%) Firewall
2 21 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
3 19 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.63%) Internet
4 12 (0.63%) LAN
4 12 (0.63%) Multicast
4 12 (0.63%) SSL
4 12 (0.63%) WAN
5 10 (0.52%) FIX Connectivity
6 9 (0.47%) Unified Communications
7 6 (0.31%) DNS
8 5 (0.26%) VPN
9 4 (0.21%) HTTP
9 4 (0.21%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.10%) Skype
11 1 (0.052%) BGP
11 1 (0.052%) FTP
11 1 (0.052%) IGMP
11 1 (0.052%) MPLS
11 1 (0.052%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 152 (7.95%) Amazon Athena
3 137 (7.17%) NoSQL
4 125 (6.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 121 (6.33%) MySQL
6 118 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
7 105 (5.49%) MongoDB
8 103 (5.39%) Redis
9 78 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 76 (3.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 49 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
12 48 (2.51%) Big Data
13 41 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
13 41 (2.15%) Hadoop
14 21 (1.10%) Relational Database
15 20 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (0.89%) KDB
17 16 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 15 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (0.78%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 96 (5.02%) RStudio
2 85 (4.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 82 (4.29%) TeamCity
4 68 (3.56%) Artifactory
5 64 (3.35%) Git (software)
6 58 (3.04%) MSBuild
7 37 (1.94%) Jenkins
8 32 (1.67%) JIRA
9 26 (1.36%) Eclipse
9 26 (1.36%) Maven
9 26 (1.36%) Subversion
10 16 (0.84%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.84%) NUnit
11 13 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (0.68%) Jasmine
12 12 (0.63%) JUnit
12 12 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (0.58%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
13 11 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,208 (63.21%) Finance
2 574 (30.04%) Banking
3 288 (15.07%) Investment Banking
4 176 (9.21%) Back Office
5 46 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 34 (1.78%) Legal
6 34 (1.78%) Marketing
7 12 (0.63%) Retail
8 10 (0.52%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.47%) German Language
10 6 (0.31%) French Language
10 6 (0.31%) Italian Language
10 6 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.16%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.16%) Law
12 2 (0.10%) Games
12 2 (0.10%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.052%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.052%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 919 (48.09%) Developer
2 325 (17.01%) Java Developer
3 252 (13.19%) Front Office Developer
4 191 (9.99%) Analyst
5 182 (9.52%) Python Developer
6 179 (9.37%) Senior Developer
7 175 (9.16%) Software Engineer
8 148 (7.74%) C# Developer
9 133 (6.96%) Architect
10 122 (6.38%) AWS Developer
11 121 (6.33%) AWS Engineer
12 114 (5.97%) .NET Developer
12 114 (5.97%) Python Engineer
13 104 (5.44%) Senior Java Developer
14 103 (5.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 101 (5.29%) Java Engineer
16 93 (4.87%) Quantitative Developer
17 87 (4.55%) Business Analyst
17 87 (4.55%) React Developer
18 85 (4.45%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 712 (37.26%) Web Services
2 446 (23.34%) AngularJS
3 445 (23.29%) React
4 282 (14.76%) .NET
5 250 (13.08%) J2EE
6 201 (10.52%) Node.js
7 150 (7.85%) Vue.js
8 121 (6.33%) ASP.NET
9 119 (6.23%) .NET Core
10 115 (6.02%) HTML
11 80 (4.19%) Spring
12 70 (3.66%) Redux
13 67 (3.51%) HTML5
14 63 (3.30%) FIX Protocol
15 49 (2.56%) CSS
16 45 (2.35%) NumPy
17 40 (2.09%) WPF
18 38 (1.99%) Pandas
19 36 (1.88%) Kafka
19 36 (1.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 947 (49.56%) Fixed Income
2 752 (39.35%) Derivative
3 713 (37.31%) Hedge funds
4 655 (34.28%) Equities
5 504 (26.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 220 (11.51%) Greenfield Project
7 149 (7.80%) Reference Data
8 134 (7.01%) Equity Derivative
9 103 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
9 103 (5.39%) Blog
10 91 (4.76%) Algorithms
11 50 (2.62%) Exotic Derivative
11 50 (2.62%) Public Cloud
12 49 (2.56%) Data Structures
13 27 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
14 24 (1.26%) User Experience
15 23 (1.20%) Market Risk
16 19 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.84%) Credit Derivative
18 15 (0.78%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 139 (7.27%) Linux
2 92 (4.81%) Windows
3 78 (4.08%) Unix
4 27 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (0.63%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.21%) Solaris
9 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.052%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 919 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
2 751 (39.30%) Asset Management
3 653 (34.17%) Investment Management
4 573 (29.98%) Software Engineering
5 413 (21.61%) Analytics
6 333 (17.43%) Artificial Intelligence
7 332 (17.37%) Decision-Making
8 311 (16.27%) Microservices
9 296 (15.49%) Mentoring
10 264 (13.81%) Portfolio Management
11 263 (13.76%) Machine Learning
12 247 (12.93%) Data Analytics
13 230 (12.04%) Performance Attribution
14 221 (11.56%) Scrum
15 220 (11.51%) Business Analysis
16 213 (11.15%) DevOps
17 194 (10.15%) Migration
18 173 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
19 168 (8.79%) TDD
20 162 (8.48%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 850 (44.48%) Java
2 767 (40.14%) Python
3 682 (35.69%) JavaScript
4 535 (28.00%) C#
5 465 (24.33%) SQL
6 340 (17.79%) C++
7 213 (11.15%) R
8 155 (8.11%) Kotlin
9 92 (4.81%) F#
10 83 (4.34%) VBA
11 46 (2.41%) TypeScript
12 45 (2.35%) Bash Shell
13 42 (2.20%) PowerShell
14 36 (1.88%) Scala
15 30 (1.57%) Java 8
15 30 (1.57%) PHP
16 23 (1.20%) Perl
17 17 (0.89%) ES6
18 15 (0.78%) MATLAB
19 14 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 190 (9.94%) Degree
2 62 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (0.89%) PhD
4 13 (0.68%) Master's Degree
4 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.58%) MCP
6 9 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.37%) CFA
7 7 (0.37%) MCSE
8 6 (0.31%) CIMA
8 6 (0.31%) MCSA
9 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.21%) PMP
10 1 (0.052%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.15%) Data Quality
2 34 (1.78%) QA
3 13 (0.68%) SLA
4 10 (0.52%) MiFID
5 5 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.26%) EMIR
6 2 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 150 (7.85%) Docker
2 8 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 137 (7.17%) Kubernetes
2 49 (2.56%) Terraform
3 19 (0.99%) Ansible
4 5 (0.26%) SCCM
5 4 (0.21%) Control-M
6 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.16%) Puppet
7 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.052%) Endace
8 1 (0.052%) Icinga
8 1 (0.052%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 323 (16.90%) Bloomberg
2 176 (9.21%) Google
3 115 (6.02%) Charles River
4 110 (5.76%) Microsoft
5 108 (5.65%) Reuters
6 85 (4.45%) Calypso
7 82 (4.29%) SimCorp
8 65 (3.40%) Oracle
9 43 (2.25%) Cisco
10 38 (1.99%) ION Trading
11 37 (1.94%) GoldenSource
12 33 (1.73%) Fidessa
13 31 (1.62%) TIBCO
14 29 (1.52%) Avaya
15 27 (1.41%) Apple
16 23 (1.20%) FIS
16 23 (1.20%) Linedata
17 21 (1.10%) Murex
18 19 (0.99%) Informatica
19 14 (0.73%) Salesforce.com