Period
to 19 November 2018

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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 178 285
Rank change year-on-year -70 +107 -101
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,092 3,333 2,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.39% 1.99% 1.20%
As % of the General category 3.42% 4.49% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,708 1,789 1,802
England median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £111,250 £110,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +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 61,227 74,156 76,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.58% 44.35% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 47,683 54,392 62,867
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.93% +1.00% -

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 19 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 -40 2,019 £82,500 +10.00% 194
South West +19 44 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North of England +24 11 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South East -18 10 £63,750 -20.31% 2
North West +2 9 £59,375 +7.95% 1
Midlands +3 4 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands -1 3 £46,250 -7.50%
East of England +22 2 £50,000 +53.85%
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
West Midlands +21 1 £37,500 - 1
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 1,355 (64.77%) Finance
2 840 (40.15%) SQL
3 792 (37.86%) Java
4 733 (35.04%) Banking
5 639 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
6 622 (29.73%) C#
7 581 (27.77%) Fixed Income
8 559 (26.72%) Equities
9 543 (25.96%) Asset Management
10 542 (25.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 531 (25.38%) Derivative
12 498 (23.80%) Python
13 385 (18.40%) Degree
14 381 (18.21%) Investment Banking
15 345 (16.49%) Hedge funds
16 339 (16.20%) Investment Management
17 331 (15.82%) Computer Science
18 329 (15.73%) SQL Server
19 327 (15.63%) C++
20 324 (15.49%) .NET
21 315 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
22 290 (13.86%) Multithreading
23 276 (13.19%) Mathematics
24 272 (13.00%) Oracle
25 269 (12.86%) Software Engineering
26 253 (12.09%) Low Latency
27 226 (10.80%) Linux
28 225 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
29 220 (10.52%) Business Analysis
30 217 (10.37%) Electronic Trading

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 62 (2.96%) Apache
2 46 (2.20%) Tomcat
3 38 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 34 (1.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 28 (1.34%) Ethereum
6 27 (1.29%) Confluence
7 20 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (0.96%) MS Exchange
8 17 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
11 7 (0.33%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.33%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.29%) IIS
13 5 (0.24%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.19%) GemFire
15 2 (0.096%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.096%) SAS
15 2 (0.096%) SugarCRM
16 1 (0.048%) MTS
Applications
1 130 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.048%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 155 (7.41%) thinkFolio
2 78 (3.73%) Markit EDM
3 76 (3.63%) Front Arena
4 28 (1.34%) Ripple
5 21 (1.00%) Eagle PACE
6 20 (0.96%) Bloomberg AIM
7 18 (0.86%) LatentZero
8 14 (0.67%) ION MarketView
9 9 (0.43%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 8 (0.38%) SunGard GMI
11 6 (0.29%) LongView
12 5 (0.24%) MetaTrader
13 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
14 3 (0.14%) Advent Geneva
14 3 (0.14%) Endur
14 3 (0.14%) SAP CRM
14 3 (0.14%) Tradar
15 2 (0.096%) Sage CRM
15 2 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
15 2 (0.096%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 186 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.34%) SaaS
3 42 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.20%) Office 365
5 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.29%) NuGet
6 5 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.19%) Serverless
8 2 (0.096%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.096%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.096%) npm
8 2 (0.096%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.048%) Apigee
9 1 (0.048%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.048%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.048%) GitHub
9 1 (0.048%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.39%) WAN
2 28 (1.34%) LAN
3 19 (0.91%) Firewall
3 19 (0.91%) Wireless
4 15 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (0.67%) BGP
5 14 (0.67%) EIGRP
5 14 (0.67%) OSPF
5 14 (0.67%) VoIP
6 13 (0.62%) MPLS
7 12 (0.57%) Cisco Wireless
7 12 (0.57%) GLBP
7 12 (0.57%) HSRP
7 12 (0.57%) OpenScape
7 12 (0.57%) Plixer Scrutinizer
7 12 (0.57%) Unified Communications
8 11 (0.53%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.38%) DHCP
9 8 (0.38%) DNS
10 3 (0.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.11%) Big Data
3 70 (3.35%) Relational Database
4 58 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 56 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 49 (2.34%) NoSQL
7 38 (1.82%) KDB
8 36 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
8 36 (1.72%) MongoDB
9 33 (1.58%) Blockchain
10 31 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 28 (1.34%) MySQL
12 27 (1.29%) Oracle Database
13 25 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 23 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (0.96%) Couchbase
17 19 (0.91%) DB2
18 16 (0.76%) Amazon Aurora
19 12 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 109 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 90 (4.30%) TeamCity
3 83 (3.97%) Maven
4 75 (3.59%) Git (software)
5 61 (2.92%) JIRA
6 57 (2.72%) Subversion
7 54 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 36 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 33 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 27 (1.29%) Gradle
11 26 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (1.05%) Bitbucket
12 22 (1.05%) MSBuild
13 20 (0.96%) Artifactory
13 20 (0.96%) Vagrant
14 16 (0.76%) Eclipse
15 14 (0.67%) Visual Studio
16 12 (0.57%) NUnit
17 10 (0.48%) Hudson
17 10 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,355 (64.77%) Finance
2 733 (35.04%) Banking
3 381 (18.21%) Investment Banking
4 185 (8.84%) Back Office
5 112 (5.35%) Financial Institution
6 48 (2.29%) Legal
7 47 (2.25%) Private Banking
8 46 (2.20%) Marketing
9 43 (2.06%) French Language
10 42 (2.01%) Italian Language
11 41 (1.96%) German Language
12 34 (1.63%) Advertising
13 29 (1.39%) Spanish Language
14 19 (0.91%) Retail
15 14 (0.67%) Publishing
16 12 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
17 11 (0.53%) Games
17 11 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
18 10 (0.48%) Telecoms
19 6 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 993 (47.47%) Developer
2 375 (17.93%) Java Developer
3 356 (17.02%) Analyst
4 248 (11.85%) Front Office Developer
5 234 (11.19%) C# Developer
6 165 (7.89%) Senior Developer
7 159 (7.60%) Business Analyst
8 154 (7.36%) Applications Support
9 139 (6.64%) Python Developer
10 116 (5.54%) Support Analyst
11 91 (4.35%) Support Engineer
12 74 (3.54%) Software Engineer
13 63 (3.01%) Scala Developer
14 62 (2.96%) Consultant
15 60 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
16 58 (2.77%) Applications Support Analyst
16 58 (2.77%) Java Engineer
17 56 (2.68%) Applications Engineer
18 55 (2.63%) C++ Developer
18 55 (2.63%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (15.49%) .NET
2 192 (9.18%) FIX Protocol
3 182 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 179 (8.56%) React
5 165 (7.89%) HTML
6 155 (7.41%) Web Services
7 145 (6.93%) WPF
8 104 (4.97%) Spring
9 97 (4.64%) HTML5
9 97 (4.64%) WCF
10 96 (4.59%) J2EE
11 89 (4.25%) XML
12 86 (4.11%) J2SE
13 61 (2.92%) CSS
14 53 (2.53%) Middleware
15 52 (2.49%) ASP.NET
16 49 (2.34%) Node.js
17 45 (2.15%) Kafka
18 39 (1.86%) Entity Framework
19 37 (1.77%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 581 (27.77%) Fixed Income
2 559 (26.72%) Equities
3 542 (25.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 531 (25.38%) Derivative
5 345 (16.49%) Hedge funds
6 331 (15.82%) Computer Science
7 315 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
8 145 (6.93%) Fintech
9 139 (6.64%) Algorithms
10 116 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
11 83 (3.97%) Data Structures
12 80 (3.82%) User Experience
13 79 (3.78%) Market Risk
14 76 (3.63%) Equity Derivative
15 65 (3.11%) Exotic Derivative
16 47 (2.25%) Cyberthreat
17 44 (2.10%) Credit Risk
18 39 (1.86%) OTC Derivatives
19 36 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
20 30 (1.43%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 226 (10.80%) Linux
2 205 (9.80%) Unix
3 148 (7.07%) Windows
4 32 (1.53%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.05%) Fedora
6 20 (0.96%) SUSE
6 20 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 19 (0.91%) CentOS
8 18 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.57%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.38%) Solaris
12 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.096%) AIX
13 2 (0.096%) Android
13 2 (0.096%) HPUX
14 1 (0.048%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (25.96%) Asset Management
3 339 (16.20%) Investment Management
4 290 (13.86%) Multithreading
5 276 (13.19%) Mathematics
6 269 (12.86%) Software Engineering
7 253 (12.09%) Low Latency
8 225 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
9 220 (10.52%) Business Analysis
10 217 (10.37%) Electronic Trading
11 206 (9.85%) Analytics
12 194 (9.27%) Algorithmic Trading
13 193 (9.23%) OO
14 188 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
15 179 (8.56%) DevOps
16 171 (8.17%) Risk Management
17 169 (8.08%) TDD
18 152 (7.27%) Microservices
19 148 (7.07%) Scrum
20 144 (6.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 840 (40.15%) SQL
2 792 (37.86%) Java
3 622 (29.73%) C#
4 498 (23.80%) Python
5 327 (15.63%) C++
6 201 (9.61%) JavaScript
7 155 (7.41%) Perl
8 137 (6.55%) VBA
9 132 (6.31%) Scala
10 112 (5.35%) Bash Shell
11 82 (3.92%) T-SQL
12 77 (3.68%) PowerShell
13 74 (3.54%) R
13 74 (3.54%) Ruby
14 70 (3.35%) Java 8
15 66 (3.15%) Korn
16 60 (2.87%) Bourne shell
17 55 (2.63%) C
18 47 (2.25%) PL/SQL
19 43 (2.06%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 385 (18.40%) Degree
2 114 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (3.20%) Master's Degree
4 32 (1.53%) Numerate Degree
5 26 (1.24%) CFA
5 26 (1.24%) PhD
6 20 (0.96%) MCSE
6 20 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (0.86%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.67%) CCVP
8 14 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.62%) CCNA
9 13 (0.62%) CIMA
10 12 (0.57%) CCIE
11 11 (0.53%) PMP
12 8 (0.38%) APMG
13 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.19%) IIBA
16 3 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.10%) QA
2 42 (2.01%) MiFID
3 31 (1.48%) SLA
4 20 (0.96%) GDPR
5 16 (0.76%) EMIR
5 16 (0.76%) PMO
6 11 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.29%) Basel III
9 4 (0.19%) FATCA
10 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.048%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.048%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.048%) Basel II
11 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.048%) SEPA
11 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
System Software
1 104 (4.97%) Docker
2 12 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.048%) GridGain
7 1 (0.048%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 40 (1.91%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.34%) Terraform
3 21 (1.00%) SCCM
4 16 (0.76%) Ansible
4 16 (0.76%) Prometheus
4 16 (0.76%) Puppet
5 15 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 14 (0.67%) Control-M
7 10 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
8 7 (0.33%) Perfmon
9 6 (0.29%) Ganglia
10 4 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.096%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.096%) HP ALM
13 1 (0.048%) Cisco UCCE
13 1 (0.048%) Grafana
13 1 (0.048%) logstash
13 1 (0.048%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.048%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 272 (13.00%) Oracle
2 148 (7.07%) Charles River
3 140 (6.69%) Microsoft
4 136 (6.50%) Bloomberg
5 89 (4.25%) Calypso
6 87 (4.16%) Reuters
7 83 (3.97%) SimCorp
8 73 (3.49%) Sybase
9 69 (3.30%) FXall
10 68 (3.25%) TIBCO
11 54 (2.58%) Tradeweb
12 50 (2.39%) ION Trading
13 45 (2.15%) MarketAxess
14 43 (2.06%) Verint
15 38 (1.82%) Red Hat
16 37 (1.77%) Murex
17 32 (1.53%) Google
18 31 (1.48%) Solace
19 27 (1.29%) Fidessa
20 24 (1.15%) StreamBase