Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 219 255
Rank change year-on-year -15 +36 -51
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,382 2,722 2,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.62% 1.37%
As % of the General category 3.49% 3.78% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,867 1,733 2,260
England median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £110,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

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 68,226 72,074 83,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.75% 42.88% 43.97%
Number of salaries quoted 52,917 55,116 69,432
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 21 July 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 21 July 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 2,318 £82,500 +10.00% 213
Midlands +9 19 £50,000 +17.65% 1
South West -5 19 £47,500 -6.86% 2
North of England +20 16 £46,750 -1.58% 3
North West +15 16 £46,750 -6.50% 3
West Midlands +31 11 £37,500 -11.76% 1
South East -24 10 £75,000 +76.47% 4
East Midlands +12 8 £53,750 +31.10%
East of England +4 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1,588 (66.67%) Finance
2 917 (38.50%) SQL
3 904 (37.95%) Java
4 903 (37.91%) Banking
5 668 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
6 665 (27.92%) C#
7 613 (25.73%) Equities
8 582 (24.43%) Derivative
9 570 (23.93%) Asset Management
10 568 (23.85%) Investment Banking
11 567 (23.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 547 (22.96%) Fixed Income
13 544 (22.84%) Degree
14 531 (22.29%) Python
15 425 (17.84%) Investment Management
16 409 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
17 361 (15.16%) Computer Science
18 360 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
19 350 (14.69%) C++
20 347 (14.57%) Software Engineering
21 346 (14.53%) Hedge funds
21 346 (14.53%) Low Latency
22 332 (13.94%) SQL Server
23 306 (12.85%) Multithreading
24 287 (12.05%) .NET
25 280 (11.75%) Mathematics
26 275 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
27 272 (11.42%) Analytics
28 271 (11.38%) Risk Management
29 259 (10.87%) Oracle

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 95 (3.99%) Apache Spark
2 59 (2.48%) Apache
3 51 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 31 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 20 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 17 (0.71%) Ethereum
8 15 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.50%) IIS
9 12 (0.50%) JBoss
10 11 (0.46%) Confluence
11 10 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (0.38%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.25%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.17%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.084%) IPython
17 1 (0.042%) Tornado
17 1 (0.042%) WildFly
Applications
1 177 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.042%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 169 (7.09%) thinkFolio
2 92 (3.86%) Front Arena
3 73 (3.06%) Markit EDM
4 50 (2.10%) Eagle PACE
5 29 (1.22%) Bloomberg AIM
6 24 (1.01%) ION MarketView
7 17 (0.71%) Ripple
8 12 (0.50%) LatentZero
9 9 (0.38%) Summit
10 8 (0.34%) Endur
11 7 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 6 (0.25%) Workfront
13 4 (0.17%) Advent Geneva
13 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
13 4 (0.17%) LongView
13 4 (0.17%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.17%) Tradar
14 2 (0.084%) Aligne
14 2 (0.084%) Eagle STAR
14 2 (0.084%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 179 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.51%) Office 365
4 23 (0.97%) SaaS
5 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.17%) GitHub
6 4 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.13%) NuGet
7 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.084%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.084%) npm
9 1 (0.042%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.042%) IaaS
9 1 (0.042%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.042%) PaaS
9 1 (0.042%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.09%) LAN
1 26 (1.09%) WAN
2 21 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.67%) DNS
4 12 (0.50%) DHCP
5 11 (0.46%) Firewall
6 10 (0.42%) Wireless
7 9 (0.38%) FTP
8 5 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
9 4 (0.17%) Internet
9 4 (0.17%) VoIP
9 4 (0.17%) VPN
10 3 (0.13%) Intranet
10 3 (0.13%) Multicast
10 3 (0.13%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.084%) Broadband
11 2 (0.084%) HTTP
12 1 (0.042%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.042%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.042%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 210 (8.82%) Big Data
3 97 (4.07%) Hadoop
4 93 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 86 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 52 (2.18%) MongoDB
7 50 (2.10%) Blockchain
8 44 (1.85%) Couchbase
9 43 (1.81%) KDB
10 42 (1.76%) Oracle Database
11 38 (1.60%) DB2
12 34 (1.43%) MySQL
13 30 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
17 24 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (0.92%) Sybase ASE
19 19 (0.80%) MemSQL
19 19 (0.80%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 102 (4.28%) Jenkins
2 90 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 69 (2.90%) TeamCity
4 67 (2.81%) Maven
5 64 (2.69%) Vagrant
6 53 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 48 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
8 45 (1.89%) Subversion
9 37 (1.55%) JIRA
10 32 (1.34%) Selenium
11 31 (1.30%) JUnit
12 24 (1.01%) Gradle
13 23 (0.97%) SpecFlow
14 19 (0.80%) NUnit
15 18 (0.76%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.59%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.55%) Mockito
17 13 (0.55%) Visual Studio
17 13 (0.55%) WinDbg
General
1 1,588 (66.67%) Finance
2 903 (37.91%) Banking
3 568 (23.85%) Investment Banking
4 164 (6.88%) Financial Institution
5 128 (5.37%) Back Office
6 58 (2.43%) Legal
7 54 (2.27%) French Language
8 44 (1.85%) Retail
9 40 (1.68%) German Language
9 40 (1.68%) Italian Language
10 39 (1.64%) Advertising
11 27 (1.13%) Marketing
12 25 (1.05%) Games
13 20 (0.84%) Private Banking
14 14 (0.59%) Prime Brokerage
14 14 (0.59%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.46%) Telecoms
16 9 (0.38%) Publishing
17 6 (0.25%) Manufacturing
18 5 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,167 (48.99%) Developer
2 469 (19.69%) Java Developer
3 451 (18.93%) Analyst
4 281 (11.80%) Front Office Developer
5 258 (10.83%) C# Developer
6 188 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 151 (6.34%) Applications Support
8 148 (6.21%) Senior Developer
9 132 (5.54%) Python Developer
10 126 (5.29%) Support Analyst
11 117 (4.91%) Consultant
12 109 (4.58%) Software Engineer
13 99 (4.16%) C++ Developer
13 99 (4.16%) Software Developer
14 91 (3.82%) Support Engineer
15 86 (3.61%) Quantitative Developer
16 81 (3.40%) AWS Developer
17 76 (3.19%) Junior
18 70 (2.94%) Architect
18 70 (2.94%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (12.05%) .NET
2 216 (9.07%) AngularJS
3 208 (8.73%) FIX Protocol
4 204 (8.56%) React
5 170 (7.14%) Web Services
6 151 (6.34%) WPF
7 150 (6.30%) HTML
8 137 (5.75%) J2EE
9 128 (5.37%) WCF
10 124 (5.21%) XML
11 118 (4.95%) J2SE
12 112 (4.70%) Spring
13 101 (4.24%) HTML5
14 82 (3.44%) Kafka
15 49 (2.06%) RESTful
16 46 (1.93%) ASP.NET
17 42 (1.76%) CSS
18 34 (1.43%) .NET Framework
19 33 (1.39%) Hibernate
19 33 (1.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 613 (25.73%) Equities
2 582 (24.43%) Derivative
3 567 (23.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 547 (22.96%) Fixed Income
5 409 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
6 361 (15.16%) Computer Science
7 346 (14.53%) Hedge funds
8 159 (6.68%) Greenfield Project
9 141 (5.92%) Algorithms
10 103 (4.32%) Cyberthreat
10 103 (4.32%) Fintech
11 88 (3.69%) Data Structures
12 79 (3.32%) Equity Derivative
13 78 (3.27%) Exotic Derivative
14 77 (3.23%) Market Risk
15 72 (3.02%) User Experience
16 65 (2.73%) Credit Derivative
16 65 (2.73%) OTC Derivatives
17 43 (1.81%) Credit Risk
18 32 (1.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 256 (10.75%) Linux
2 255 (10.71%) Unix
3 127 (5.33%) Windows
4 38 (1.60%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 21 (0.88%) Solaris
6 21 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.042%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.042%) CentOS
10 1 (0.042%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 570 (23.93%) Asset Management
3 425 (17.84%) Investment Management
4 360 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
5 347 (14.57%) Software Engineering
6 346 (14.53%) Low Latency
7 306 (12.85%) Multithreading
8 280 (11.75%) Mathematics
9 275 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
10 272 (11.42%) Analytics
11 271 (11.38%) Risk Management
12 251 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
13 221 (9.28%) DevOps
14 216 (9.07%) OO
15 208 (8.73%) Microservices
16 193 (8.10%) Test Automation
17 184 (7.72%) Scrum
17 184 (7.72%) SDLC
18 182 (7.64%) Business Analysis
19 175 (7.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 917 (38.50%) SQL
2 904 (37.95%) Java
3 665 (27.92%) C#
4 531 (22.29%) Python
5 350 (14.69%) C++
6 214 (8.98%) JavaScript
7 176 (7.39%) VBA
8 150 (6.30%) Scala
9 137 (5.75%) Perl
10 97 (4.07%) C
11 96 (4.03%) Bash Shell
12 95 (3.99%) Java 8
13 87 (3.65%) T-SQL
14 76 (3.19%) R
15 73 (3.06%) PowerShell
16 66 (2.77%) Ruby
17 60 (2.52%) Shell Script
18 54 (2.27%) Korn
19 46 (1.93%) Bourne shell
19 46 (1.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 544 (22.84%) Degree
2 118 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (2.43%) Master's Degree
4 46 (1.93%) Numerate Degree
5 35 (1.47%) PhD
6 31 (1.30%) CFA
7 19 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (0.67%) MCSE
9 9 (0.38%) CIMA
10 8 (0.34%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.25%) ISEB
12 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.17%) CISA
13 4 (0.17%) CISM
13 4 (0.17%) CISSP
14 3 (0.13%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.13%) MBA
14 3 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.11%) QA
2 66 (2.77%) MiFID
3 31 (1.30%) SLA
4 13 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.55%) EMIR
5 10 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.29%) PMO
7 5 (0.21%) GDPR
7 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.042%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.042%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.042%) Basel II
9 1 (0.042%) Basel III
9 1 (0.042%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
System Software
1 138 (5.79%) Docker
2 19 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.46%) HDFS
3 11 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.17%) GridGain
5 4 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.13%) XenApp
7 2 (0.084%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.042%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 82 (3.44%) Terraform
2 38 (1.60%) SCCM
3 26 (1.09%) Control-M
4 25 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.55%) Perfmon
6 11 (0.46%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.34%) Ansible
7 8 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.13%) Puppet
9 3 (0.13%) WSUS
10 2 (0.084%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.084%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.042%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.042%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.042%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.042%) Grafana
11 1 (0.042%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.042%) Mesos
Vendors
1 259 (10.87%) Oracle
2 185 (7.77%) Bloomberg
3 168 (7.05%) Charles River
4 165 (6.93%) Microsoft
5 124 (5.21%) Sybase
6 119 (5.00%) Calypso
7 95 (3.99%) SimCorp
8 94 (3.95%) FXall
9 93 (3.90%) Reuters
10 64 (2.69%) TIBCO
11 59 (2.48%) Tradeweb
12 54 (2.27%) Tableau
13 51 (2.14%) Murex
14 44 (1.85%) ION Trading
15 43 (1.81%) MarketAxess
16 39 (1.64%) FactSet
16 39 (1.64%) Fidessa
17 27 (1.13%) Citrix
18 26 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
19 24 (1.01%) Google