Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 250 188
Rank change year-on-year +61 -62 +99
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,244 2,017 3,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 1.36% 1.91%
As % of the General category 4.57% 3.22% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,954 1,669 1,778
England median annual salary £95,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £120,000 £112,500
UK median annual salary £95,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% +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 49,142 62,591 76,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.99% 42.29% 45.34%
Number of salaries quoted 37,617 48,283 56,799
England median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.73% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +42 2,230 £95,000 +18.75% 150
South East +33 6 £55,000 -13.73% 2
Midlands +28 4 £41,250 +10.00%
South West -21 3 £90,000 +89.47%
West Midlands +42 2 £37,500 -
East Midlands +15 2 £45,000 -2.70%
North of England +45 1 £40,000 -36.00% 2
Yorkshire +40 1 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,486 (66.22%) Finance
2 1,134 (50.53%) Fixed Income
3 1,109 (49.42%) Java
4 1,076 (47.95%) Asset Management
5 970 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
6 930 (41.44%) Derivative
7 916 (40.82%) Python
8 889 (39.62%) Equities
9 849 (37.83%) AWS
10 759 (33.82%) Web Services
11 705 (31.42%) Software Engineering
12 681 (30.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 638 (28.43%) C#
14 626 (27.90%) Investment Management
15 620 (27.63%) Banking
16 607 (27.05%) SQL
17 585 (26.07%) Hedge funds
18 538 (23.98%) JavaScript
19 434 (19.34%) C++
20 432 (19.25%) Mentoring
21 424 (18.89%) Analytics
22 414 (18.45%) J2EE
23 372 (16.58%) R
24 369 (16.44%) Microservices
25 332 (14.80%) React
26 306 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
27 291 (12.97%) Bloomberg
27 291 (12.97%) Investment Banking
28 289 (12.88%) Degree
29 288 (12.83%) .NET

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 50 (2.23%) Oracle Workflow
2 47 (2.09%) WebSphere
3 44 (1.96%) Apache
4 36 (1.60%) Apache Spark
5 25 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.76%) Confluence
7 13 (0.58%) IIS
7 13 (0.58%) nginx
8 10 (0.45%) Jupyter
9 8 (0.36%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.13%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.089%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.045%) CMS
12 1 (0.045%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.045%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.045%) GemFire
12 1 (0.045%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.045%) MTS
12 1 (0.045%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 67 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.045%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 195 (8.69%) thinkFolio
2 151 (6.73%) Markit EDM
3 104 (4.63%) Front Arena
4 78 (3.48%) FINCAD Analytics
5 50 (2.23%) PolarLake
6 47 (2.09%) Eagle PACE
7 36 (1.60%) LatentZero
8 12 (0.53%) Endur
9 9 (0.40%) ION MarketView
10 7 (0.31%) Bloomberg AIM
11 6 (0.27%) LongView
12 5 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 3 (0.13%) Eze OMS
13 3 (0.13%) RMDS
13 3 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
14 2 (0.089%) Advent Geneva
14 2 (0.089%) Bloomberg TOMS
14 2 (0.089%) SimCorp Dimension
14 2 (0.089%) Summit
14 2 (0.089%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 849 (37.83%) AWS
2 280 (12.48%) Azure
3 208 (9.27%) GCP
4 200 (8.91%) Amazon S3
5 170 (7.58%) Amazon SQS
6 149 (6.64%) Serverless
7 146 (6.51%) AWS Lambda
8 104 (4.63%) OpenShift
9 92 (4.10%) Amazon ECS
10 85 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
11 58 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 56 (2.50%) GitHub
12 56 (2.50%) SaaS
13 38 (1.69%) Power Platform
14 28 (1.25%) AWS Fargate
15 19 (0.85%) Office 365
16 11 (0.49%) AWS Step Functions
16 11 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
18 3 (0.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
2 11 (0.49%) LAN
2 11 (0.49%) Multicast
2 11 (0.49%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.49%) WAN
3 10 (0.45%) Firewall
4 7 (0.31%) Internet
5 6 (0.27%) SSL
6 5 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
6 5 (0.22%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.22%) VPN
7 4 (0.18%) Softphone
7 4 (0.18%) WinSCP
7 4 (0.18%) Wireless
8 3 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.089%) FTP
9 2 (0.089%) SAN
9 2 (0.089%) Skype
10 1 (0.045%) HTTP
10 1 (0.045%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 170 (7.58%) Amazon RDS
3 147 (6.55%) Amazon Athena
4 103 (4.59%) NoSQL
5 101 (4.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 93 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
7 90 (4.01%) Big Data
8 65 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
9 57 (2.54%) Relational Database
10 47 (2.09%) MySQL
11 45 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 38 (1.69%) Power BI
13 34 (1.52%) RDBMS
14 33 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
14 33 (1.47%) KDB
15 32 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 27 (1.20%) Hadoop
17 25 (1.11%) Redis
18 19 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
19 17 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 148 (6.60%) RStudio
2 107 (4.77%) Git (software)
3 92 (4.10%) Artifactory
4 73 (3.25%) Jenkins
5 47 (2.09%) JIRA
6 44 (1.96%) Subversion
7 42 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 38 (1.69%) Maven
9 30 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 28 (1.25%) Eclipse
11 24 (1.07%) GitLab
12 21 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
13 20 (0.89%) NUnit
14 19 (0.85%) Jasmine
14 19 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
15 12 (0.53%) JUnit
16 11 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (0.40%) SpecFlow
18 8 (0.36%) Bitbucket
18 8 (0.36%) Cucumber
General
1 1,486 (66.22%) Finance
2 620 (27.63%) Banking
3 291 (12.97%) Investment Banking
4 148 (6.60%) Back Office
5 78 (3.48%) German Language
6 75 (3.34%) French Language
7 74 (3.30%) Italian Language
7 74 (3.30%) Spanish Language
8 50 (2.23%) Dutch Language
9 46 (2.05%) Legal
10 41 (1.83%) Marketing
11 39 (1.74%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.71%) Retail
13 8 (0.36%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.22%) Games
15 5 (0.22%) Publishing
16 4 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
16 4 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
16 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,030 (45.90%) Developer
2 408 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 259 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 257 (11.45%) Front Office Developer
5 237 (10.56%) Analyst
6 236 (10.52%) Software Engineer
7 187 (8.33%) Python Developer
8 171 (7.62%) Architect
9 148 (6.60%) C# Developer
9 148 (6.60%) Senior Java Developer
10 147 (6.55%) Quantitative Developer
11 132 (5.88%) AWS Developer
12 128 (5.70%) Business Analyst
13 126 (5.61%) Java Engineer
14 120 (5.35%) AWS Engineer
14 120 (5.35%) AWS Software Engineer
15 118 (5.26%) Applications Support
16 104 (4.63%) Software Developer
17 100 (4.46%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 97 (4.32%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 759 (33.82%) Web Services
2 414 (18.45%) J2EE
3 332 (14.80%) React
4 288 (12.83%) .NET
4 288 (12.83%) AngularJS
5 174 (7.75%) Node.js
6 110 (4.90%) FIX Protocol
6 110 (4.90%) HTML
7 106 (4.72%) XML
8 93 (4.14%) J2SE
9 80 (3.57%) NumPy
10 78 (3.48%) Pandas
11 62 (2.76%) SciPy
12 60 (2.67%) Vue.js
13 55 (2.45%) Redux
13 55 (2.45%) Spring
14 53 (2.36%) WPF
15 51 (2.27%) HTML5
16 50 (2.23%) .NET Framework
17 48 (2.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1,134 (50.53%) Fixed Income
2 930 (41.44%) Derivative
3 889 (39.62%) Equities
4 681 (30.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 585 (26.07%) Hedge funds
6 306 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
7 164 (7.31%) Equity Derivative
8 162 (7.22%) Reference Data
9 110 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
10 85 (3.79%) Exotic Derivative
11 73 (3.25%) Algorithms
12 64 (2.85%) Data Structures
13 48 (2.14%) Blog
13 48 (2.14%) Credit Risk
14 33 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
15 29 (1.29%) Market Risk
15 29 (1.29%) Public Cloud
16 24 (1.07%) Management Information System
16 24 (1.07%) User Experience
17 15 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 136 (6.06%) Linux
2 95 (4.23%) Unix
3 89 (3.97%) Windows
4 25 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.18%) Solaris
6 4 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.045%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.045%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,076 (47.95%) Asset Management
2 970 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
3 705 (31.42%) Software Engineering
4 626 (27.90%) Investment Management
5 432 (19.25%) Mentoring
6 424 (18.89%) Analytics
7 369 (16.44%) Microservices
8 243 (10.83%) Business Analysis
9 236 (10.52%) Computer Science
10 232 (10.34%) Decision-Making
11 229 (10.20%) Portfolio Management
12 211 (9.40%) Artificial Intelligence
13 196 (8.73%) Quantitative Analysis
14 192 (8.56%) DevOps
15 183 (8.16%) Machine Learning
16 167 (7.44%) Multithreading
17 164 (7.31%) Performance Management
18 161 (7.17%) Performance Attribution
19 154 (6.86%) Low Latency
20 152 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,109 (49.42%) Java
2 916 (40.82%) Python
3 638 (28.43%) C#
4 607 (27.05%) SQL
5 538 (23.98%) JavaScript
6 434 (19.34%) C++
7 372 (16.58%) R
8 79 (3.52%) VBA
9 76 (3.39%) Kotlin
10 73 (3.25%) TypeScript
11 68 (3.03%) Bash Shell
12 66 (2.94%) Perl
13 52 (2.32%) Java 8
14 49 (2.18%) Scala
15 40 (1.78%) PowerShell
16 34 (1.52%) PHP
17 27 (1.20%) Ruby
18 24 (1.07%) Bourne shell
18 24 (1.07%) Korn
19 20 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 289 (12.88%) Degree
2 84 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.52%) CFA
3 34 (1.52%) CIMA
4 16 (0.71%) PhD
5 8 (0.36%) MCSE
5 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.31%) ISEB
6 7 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.27%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.22%) MCP
9 3 (0.13%) CCNP
9 3 (0.13%) CCNP Voice
9 3 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.13%) PMP
9 3 (0.13%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 44 (1.96%) QA
3 7 (0.31%) SLA
4 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.13%) MiFID
5 3 (0.13%) PMO
6 1 (0.045%) Basel II
6 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 229 (10.20%) Docker
2 10 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.27%) GridGain
4 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.045%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 166 (7.40%) Kubernetes
2 106 (4.72%) Terraform
3 12 (0.53%) Ansible
4 9 (0.40%) Control-M
4 9 (0.40%) Puppet
4 9 (0.40%) SCCM
5 8 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.045%) Endace
Vendors
1 291 (12.97%) Bloomberg
2 200 (8.91%) Charles River
3 198 (8.82%) Oracle
4 146 (6.51%) SimCorp
5 134 (5.97%) Google
6 111 (4.95%) Calypso
6 111 (4.95%) Reuters
7 101 (4.50%) Microsoft
8 64 (2.85%) ION Trading
9 47 (2.09%) Informatica
10 43 (1.92%) Eze Castle Integration
11 42 (1.87%) Fidessa
12 37 (1.65%) Murex
12 37 (1.65%) TIBCO
13 34 (1.52%) Casewise
14 30 (1.34%) Sybase
15 27 (1.20%) Eze Software Group
16 25 (1.11%) Cisco
16 25 (1.11%) FIS
16 25 (1.11%) Linedata