Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 268 239
Rank change year-on-year +18 -29 -25
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,175 2,024 2,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.26% 1.48%
As % of the General category 3.25% 3.02% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,718 1,627 2,394
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £46,600 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £117,500 £112,500 £110,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%

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 66,951 66,967 83,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.60% 41.67% 44.20%
Number of salaries quoted 52,374 53,797 68,880
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +9 2,120 £77,500 +1.64% 234
Midlands +21 23 £50,000 +17.65%
North of England +10 18 £51,500 +3.00% 1
North West +4 18 £51,500 +3.00% 1
South East -20 13 £57,500 +35.29% 9
West Midlands +20 12 £38,000 -10.59%
East Midlands - 11 £50,000 -
South West -35 3 £51,500 +3.00% 2
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 1,368 (62.90%) Finance
2 816 (37.52%) SQL
3 812 (37.33%) Banking
4 752 (34.57%) Java
5 584 (26.85%) C#
6 570 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
7 517 (23.77%) Investment Banking
8 516 (23.72%) Equities
9 497 (22.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 468 (21.52%) Derivative
11 465 (21.38%) Degree
12 448 (20.60%) Fixed Income
13 434 (19.95%) Python
14 375 (17.24%) Asset Management
15 334 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
16 320 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
17 310 (14.25%) Unix
18 308 (14.16%) Computer Science
19 305 (14.02%) Low Latency
20 303 (13.93%) C++
21 290 (13.33%) Investment Management
22 285 (13.10%) Linux
23 280 (12.87%) .NET
24 275 (12.64%) Multithreading
25 265 (12.18%) Electronic Trading
26 257 (11.82%) Oracle
27 256 (11.77%) Risk Management
28 253 (11.63%) Software Engineering
29 251 (11.54%) SQL Server
30 249 (11.45%) Hedge funds

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 76 (3.49%) Apache Spark
2 51 (2.34%) Apache
3 49 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 20 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 19 (0.87%) IIS
5 19 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 18 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 16 (0.74%) JBoss
8 14 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.55%) Confluence
10 7 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.18%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.14%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.092%) IPython
13 2 (0.092%) SAS
13 2 (0.092%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.046%) Luigi
14 1 (0.046%) Tornado
14 1 (0.046%) WildFly
Applications
1 153 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.046%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 118 (5.43%) thinkFolio
2 52 (2.39%) Front Arena
3 36 (1.66%) Eagle PACE
4 35 (1.61%) Markit EDM
5 25 (1.15%) Bloomberg AIM
6 18 (0.83%) ION MarketView
7 11 (0.51%) Workfront
8 9 (0.41%) Summit
9 8 (0.37%) Endur
10 5 (0.23%) LatentZero
11 4 (0.18%) Advent Geneva
11 4 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.18%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.18%) Tradar
12 3 (0.14%) Aligne
12 3 (0.14%) LongView
13 2 (0.092%) Eikon
13 2 (0.092%) Murex MxG2000
13 2 (0.092%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 116 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (0.97%) Office 365
4 18 (0.83%) SaaS
5 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.28%) OneDrive
6 5 (0.23%) GitHub
7 4 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 4 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.14%) npm
9 1 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.046%) IaaS
9 1 (0.046%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.046%) PaaS
9 1 (0.046%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.97%) LAN
2 20 (0.92%) WAN
3 17 (0.78%) DNS
4 15 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.64%) Firewall
6 11 (0.51%) DHCP
7 10 (0.46%) FIX Connectivity
8 8 (0.37%) FTP
9 6 (0.28%) VoIP
10 5 (0.23%) Internet
10 5 (0.23%) Wireless
11 4 (0.18%) HTTP
11 4 (0.18%) Network Security
11 4 (0.18%) SAN
11 4 (0.18%) VPN
12 3 (0.14%) Intranet
12 3 (0.14%) Multicast
12 3 (0.14%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.092%) H.323
13 2 (0.092%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 175 (8.05%) Big Data
3 78 (3.59%) Hadoop
4 75 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 57 (2.62%) NoSQL
6 56 (2.57%) Oracle Database
7 55 (2.53%) Blockchain
8 44 (2.02%) KDB
9 38 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (1.33%) MongoDB
12 28 (1.29%) Couchbase
13 27 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
15 23 (1.06%) MySQL
16 22 (1.01%) DB2
17 21 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
18 18 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
19 16 (0.74%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 67 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 51 (2.34%) Maven
3 48 (2.21%) Vagrant
4 46 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 46 (2.11%) JIRA
5 38 (1.75%) Subversion
6 33 (1.52%) JUnit
6 33 (1.52%) TeamCity
7 32 (1.47%) Selenium
8 31 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (1.01%) SpecFlow
10 20 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (0.83%) Gradle
12 17 (0.78%) Cucumber
13 16 (0.74%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.60%) MSBuild
14 13 (0.60%) NUnit
15 12 (0.55%) Visual Studio
16 11 (0.51%) Mockito
General
1 1,368 (62.90%) Finance
2 812 (37.33%) Banking
3 517 (23.77%) Investment Banking
4 108 (4.97%) Financial Institution
5 98 (4.51%) Back Office
6 56 (2.57%) Legal
7 49 (2.25%) French Language
8 43 (1.98%) Advertising
8 43 (1.98%) Retail
9 31 (1.43%) German Language
10 29 (1.33%) Italian Language
11 25 (1.15%) Games
12 19 (0.87%) Private Banking
13 16 (0.74%) Spanish Language
14 15 (0.69%) Marketing
15 14 (0.64%) Telecoms
16 11 (0.51%) Prime Brokerage
17 10 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
18 9 (0.41%) Retail Banking
19 7 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,061 (48.78%) Developer
2 437 (20.09%) Analyst
3 411 (18.90%) Java Developer
4 280 (12.87%) Front Office Developer
5 235 (10.80%) C# Developer
6 192 (8.83%) Business Analyst
7 186 (8.55%) Applications Support
8 128 (5.89%) Support Analyst
9 117 (5.38%) Senior Developer
10 111 (5.10%) Python Developer
11 108 (4.97%) C++ Developer
12 100 (4.60%) Software Engineer
13 94 (4.32%) Software Developer
14 89 (4.09%) Consultant
15 84 (3.86%) Quantitative Developer
16 78 (3.59%) Support Engineer
17 75 (3.45%) Junior
18 69 (3.17%) .NET Developer
18 69 (3.17%) Electronic Trading Developer
19 64 (2.94%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (12.87%) .NET
2 187 (8.60%) FIX Protocol
3 175 (8.05%) AngularJS
4 149 (6.85%) WPF
5 139 (6.39%) React
6 130 (5.98%) HTML
7 113 (5.20%) WCF
7 113 (5.20%) Web Services
8 106 (4.87%) XML
9 95 (4.37%) J2EE
10 77 (3.54%) HTML5
11 75 (3.45%) J2SE
12 68 (3.13%) ASP.NET
13 67 (3.08%) Spring
14 61 (2.80%) Kafka
15 42 (1.93%) .NET Framework
16 34 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (1.56%) RESTful
16 34 (1.56%) WinForms
17 33 (1.52%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 516 (23.72%) Equities
2 497 (22.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 468 (21.52%) Derivative
4 448 (20.60%) Fixed Income
5 320 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
6 308 (14.16%) Computer Science
7 249 (11.45%) Hedge funds
8 163 (7.49%) Greenfield Project
9 141 (6.48%) Algorithms
10 73 (3.36%) Data Structures
10 73 (3.36%) Fintech
11 71 (3.26%) Credit Derivative
11 71 (3.26%) Equity Derivative
11 71 (3.26%) User Experience
12 56 (2.57%) Cyberthreat
13 52 (2.39%) Exotic Derivative
14 48 (2.21%) Credit Risk
15 47 (2.16%) Management Information System
15 47 (2.16%) OTC Derivatives
16 46 (2.11%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 310 (14.25%) Unix
2 285 (13.10%) Linux
3 141 (6.48%) Windows
4 38 (1.75%) Solaris
5 33 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.18%) Android
10 2 (0.092%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.046%) CentOS
11 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.046%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (17.24%) Asset Management
3 334 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
4 305 (14.02%) Low Latency
5 290 (13.33%) Investment Management
6 275 (12.64%) Multithreading
7 265 (12.18%) Electronic Trading
8 256 (11.77%) Risk Management
9 253 (11.63%) Software Engineering
10 248 (11.40%) Mathematics
11 216 (9.93%) Analytics
12 191 (8.78%) OO
13 183 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
14 161 (7.40%) DevOps
15 152 (6.99%) Microservices
16 148 (6.80%) Scrum
17 146 (6.71%) Algorithmic Trading
18 145 (6.67%) Test Automation
19 142 (6.53%) Project Management
19 142 (6.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 816 (37.52%) SQL
2 752 (34.57%) Java
3 584 (26.85%) C#
4 434 (19.95%) Python
5 303 (13.93%) C++
6 199 (9.15%) JavaScript
7 139 (6.39%) VBA
8 127 (5.84%) Perl
9 109 (5.01%) Scala
10 106 (4.87%) Bash Shell
11 78 (3.59%) C
11 78 (3.59%) Shell Script
12 77 (3.54%) Java 8
13 67 (3.08%) T-SQL
14 57 (2.62%) R
15 56 (2.57%) Ruby
16 50 (2.30%) PowerShell
17 43 (1.98%) PL/SQL
18 39 (1.79%) Korn
19 35 (1.61%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 465 (21.38%) Degree
2 90 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.52%) Master's Degree
4 32 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
4 32 (1.47%) PhD
5 31 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (1.06%) MCSE
7 21 (0.97%) CFA
8 10 (0.46%) MCP
9 8 (0.37%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.28%) CISA
11 6 (0.28%) CISM
11 6 (0.28%) CISSP
11 6 (0.28%) ISEB
12 5 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.14%) CRISC
13 3 (0.14%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.14%) PMP
13 3 (0.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.32%) QA
2 48 (2.21%) MiFID
3 32 (1.47%) SLA
4 21 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.74%) EMIR
6 15 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.46%) PMO
8 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.18%) GDPR
9 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.046%) Basel III
11 1 (0.046%) CRD IV
System Software
1 88 (4.05%) Docker
2 23 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.46%) HDFS
4 9 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.18%) GridGain
6 4 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.14%) XenApp
7 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.092%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.092%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 59 (2.71%) Terraform
2 26 (1.20%) SCCM
3 19 (0.87%) Control-M
4 8 (0.37%) Ansible
4 8 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.28%) Perfmon
6 5 (0.23%) Puppet
7 3 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.14%) WSUS
8 2 (0.092%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.092%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.092%) Mesos
8 2 (0.092%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.046%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.046%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.046%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.046%) Kibana
9 1 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.046%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 257 (11.82%) Oracle
2 167 (7.68%) Bloomberg
3 157 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 126 (5.79%) Sybase
5 124 (5.70%) Charles River
6 79 (3.63%) Calypso
7 69 (3.17%) Reuters
8 64 (2.94%) FXall
8 64 (2.94%) Murex
9 58 (2.67%) TIBCO
10 54 (2.48%) Fidessa
11 52 (2.39%) SimCorp
12 43 (1.98%) Tradeweb
13 37 (1.70%) Tableau
14 35 (1.61%) ION Trading
15 32 (1.47%) MarketAxess
16 28 (1.29%) Citrix
17 25 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
18 23 (1.06%) FactSet
19 20 (0.92%) SAP