Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 257 217 281
Rank change year-on-year -40 +64 -87
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,918 2,659 1,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.64% 1.20%
As % of the General category 3.43% 3.81% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,611 1,708 1,651
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £112,875 £110,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000

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 55,855 69,782 69,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.56% 42.96% 42.39%
Number of salaries quoted 43,035 53,514 56,984
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -20 1,860 £77,500 +3.33% 207
South West +47 30 £47,500 -7.77% 1
North of England +32 10 £62,500 +4.17% 2
South East +16 9 £67,500 -15.63% 3
North West +20 8 £75,000 +25.00% 1
Midlands +27 6 £46,250 +20.13%
East Midlands +18 6 £46,250 -7.50%
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
East of England +30 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,202 (62.67%) Finance
2 830 (43.27%) SQL
3 727 (37.90%) Banking
4 715 (37.28%) Java
5 590 (30.76%) C#
6 585 (30.50%) Fixed Income
7 542 (28.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 538 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
9 534 (27.84%) Equities
10 506 (26.38%) Derivative
11 470 (24.50%) Asset Management
12 449 (23.41%) Python
13 380 (19.81%) Hedge funds
14 360 (18.77%) .NET
15 355 (18.51%) Computer Science
15 355 (18.51%) Investment Management
16 353 (18.40%) Oracle
17 323 (16.84%) Degree
18 307 (16.01%) C++
19 305 (15.90%) Investment Banking
20 281 (14.65%) Software Engineering
21 268 (13.97%) Multithreading
22 262 (13.66%) SQL Server
23 252 (13.14%) Linux
24 250 (13.03%) Unix
25 227 (11.84%) Mathematics
26 225 (11.73%) FIX Protocol
27 216 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
28 212 (11.05%) Low Latency
29 207 (10.79%) Business Analysis

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 92 (4.80%) Oracle Workflow
2 74 (3.86%) Apache
3 58 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 32 (1.67%) Confluence
5 22 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
7 16 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (0.83%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.73%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.57%) Ethereum
9 11 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.42%) Jupyter
11 6 (0.31%) GemFire
12 5 (0.26%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.21%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.21%) IIS
14 2 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.10%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.052%) JBoss
15 1 (0.052%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 94 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.052%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 151 (7.87%) thinkFolio
2 63 (3.28%) Markit EDM
3 61 (3.18%) Front Arena
4 29 (1.51%) Temenos T24
5 24 (1.25%) LatentZero
6 16 (0.83%) LongView
7 13 (0.68%) Eagle PACE
8 12 (0.63%) Bloomberg AIM
9 11 (0.57%) Ripple
10 7 (0.36%) SunGard GMI
11 6 (0.31%) MetaTrader
12 5 (0.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.26%) Eze OMS
13 4 (0.21%) Capstone
13 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
13 4 (0.21%) Minerva
13 4 (0.21%) Tesseract
14 3 (0.16%) Advent Geneva
14 3 (0.16%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 146 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (3.18%) SaaS
3 49 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (0.78%) Office 365
6 4 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 4 (0.21%) Serverless
7 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.16%) NuGet
8 2 (0.10%) IaaS
8 2 (0.10%) npm
8 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.052%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.052%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.72%) Firewall
2 26 (1.36%) FIX Connectivity
3 24 (1.25%) BGP
3 24 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 24 (1.25%) EIGRP
3 24 (1.25%) OSPF
3 24 (1.25%) VoIP
4 23 (1.20%) MPLS
4 23 (1.20%) Wireless
5 22 (1.15%) Cisco Wireless
5 22 (1.15%) GLBP
5 22 (1.15%) HSRP
5 22 (1.15%) OpenScape
5 22 (1.15%) Plixer Scrutinizer
5 22 (1.15%) Unified Communications
6 17 (0.89%) LAN
6 17 (0.89%) WAN
7 11 (0.57%) HTTP
8 5 (0.26%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.44%) Relational Database
3 53 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
5 36 (1.88%) KDB
6 34 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 32 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 30 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (1.46%) Hadoop
10 25 (1.30%) Big Data
11 22 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (1.15%) MySQL
11 22 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
13 16 (0.83%) MongoDB
14 15 (0.78%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.63%) Blockchain
16 11 (0.57%) Kdb+
17 10 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 81 (4.22%) Maven
2 69 (3.60%) JIRA
3 65 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 65 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 64 (3.34%) Subversion
5 60 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 28 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (1.36%) Bitbucket
8 25 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (1.15%) MSBuild
9 22 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 20 (1.04%) Artifactory
11 19 (0.99%) Eclipse
11 19 (0.99%) Gradle
12 15 (0.78%) Visual Studio
13 12 (0.63%) Hudson
14 11 (0.57%) Selenium
15 10 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
16 8 (0.42%) NUnit
17 7 (0.36%) Mockito
General
1 1,202 (62.67%) Finance
2 727 (37.90%) Banking
3 305 (15.90%) Investment Banking
4 176 (9.18%) Back Office
5 69 (3.60%) Financial Institution
6 49 (2.55%) French Language
6 49 (2.55%) German Language
7 48 (2.50%) Italian Language
7 48 (2.50%) Private Banking
7 48 (2.50%) Spanish Language
8 43 (2.24%) Marketing
9 36 (1.88%) Legal
10 34 (1.77%) Games
11 31 (1.62%) Advertising
12 16 (0.83%) Publishing
13 13 (0.68%) Retail
14 12 (0.63%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
17 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 880 (45.88%) Developer
2 346 (18.04%) Analyst
3 320 (16.68%) Java Developer
4 243 (12.67%) Front Office Developer
5 242 (12.62%) C# Developer
6 225 (11.73%) Applications Support
7 174 (9.07%) Business Analyst
8 150 (7.82%) Senior Developer
9 126 (6.57%) Support Analyst
10 111 (5.79%) Python Developer
11 103 (5.37%) Support Engineer
12 88 (4.59%) Software Engineer
13 85 (4.43%) Applications Engineer
14 83 (4.33%) Applications Support Analyst
15 76 (3.96%) Applications Support Engineer
15 76 (3.96%) Java Engineer
16 71 (3.70%) SQL Developer
17 69 (3.60%) .NET Developer
18 56 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
18 56 (2.92%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (18.77%) .NET
2 225 (11.73%) FIX Protocol
3 166 (8.65%) AngularJS
4 147 (7.66%) HTML
5 132 (6.88%) React
6 126 (6.57%) WPF
7 123 (6.41%) XML
8 116 (6.05%) Web Services
9 86 (4.48%) J2EE
10 84 (4.38%) ASP.NET
11 70 (3.65%) CSS
12 69 (3.60%) HTML5
13 64 (3.34%) J2SE
14 61 (3.18%) WCF
15 57 (2.97%) Spring
16 51 (2.66%) Node.js
17 48 (2.50%) Middleware
18 46 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
19 35 (1.82%) .NET Framework
20 34 (1.77%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 585 (30.50%) Fixed Income
2 542 (28.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 534 (27.84%) Equities
4 506 (26.38%) Derivative
5 380 (19.81%) Hedge funds
6 216 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
7 149 (7.77%) Fintech
8 113 (5.89%) Algorithms
9 108 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
10 74 (3.86%) User Experience
11 72 (3.75%) Equity Derivative
12 67 (3.49%) Data Structures
13 59 (3.08%) Management Information System
14 54 (2.82%) Market Risk
15 44 (2.29%) Exotic Derivative
16 40 (2.09%) Mobile App
17 37 (1.93%) Credit Risk
18 31 (1.62%) Credit Derivative
19 27 (1.41%) Grid Computing
20 26 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 252 (13.14%) Linux
2 250 (13.03%) Unix
3 154 (8.03%) Windows
4 33 (1.72%) Fedora
5 30 (1.56%) CentOS
6 28 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.30%) SUSE
7 25 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.78%) Solaris
10 12 (0.63%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.42%) AIX
11 8 (0.42%) HPUX
12 7 (0.36%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.10%) Android
14 1 (0.052%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (24.50%) Asset Management
3 355 (18.51%) Computer Science
3 355 (18.51%) Investment Management
4 281 (14.65%) Software Engineering
5 268 (13.97%) Multithreading
6 227 (11.84%) Mathematics
7 212 (11.05%) Low Latency
8 207 (10.79%) Business Analysis
9 193 (10.06%) Electronic Trading
10 168 (8.76%) Algorithmic Trading
11 165 (8.60%) OO
12 158 (8.24%) Analytics
13 150 (7.82%) Wealth Management
14 141 (7.35%) DevOps
15 139 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
15 139 (7.25%) Project Management
16 131 (6.83%) Scrum
17 125 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
17 125 (6.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 830 (43.27%) SQL
2 715 (37.28%) Java
3 590 (30.76%) C#
4 449 (23.41%) Python
5 307 (16.01%) C++
6 193 (10.06%) Perl
7 176 (9.18%) JavaScript
8 152 (7.92%) Bash Shell
9 88 (4.59%) Ruby
9 88 (4.59%) VBA
10 82 (4.28%) Scala
11 65 (3.39%) Korn
12 64 (3.34%) R
13 63 (3.28%) Bourne shell
14 55 (2.87%) PowerShell
15 54 (2.82%) T-SQL
16 52 (2.71%) Java 8
17 49 (2.55%) PL/SQL
18 37 (1.93%) MATLAB
19 34 (1.77%) C
Qualifications
1 323 (16.84%) Degree
2 86 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (2.19%) Master's Degree
4 23 (1.20%) CCNA
4 23 (1.20%) CCVP
4 23 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (1.15%) CCIE
6 18 (0.94%) PhD
7 17 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.83%) MCSE
8 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.57%) CFA
9 11 (0.57%) PMP
10 8 (0.42%) APMG
11 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.21%) CISM
12 4 (0.21%) CISSP
12 4 (0.21%) ISEB
12 4 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.01%) QA
2 51 (2.66%) GDPR
3 47 (2.45%) MiFID
4 23 (1.20%) SLA
5 21 (1.09%) PMO
6 15 (0.78%) EMIR
7 13 (0.68%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.31%) Basel III
11 4 (0.21%) FATCA
12 1 (0.052%) SEPA
System Software
1 73 (3.81%) Docker
2 16 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.052%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 34 (1.77%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 21 (1.09%) Ansible
4 19 (0.99%) Puppet
5 18 (0.94%) Icinga
5 18 (0.94%) Nagios
5 18 (0.94%) ZABBIX
6 17 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
7 11 (0.57%) Terraform
8 10 (0.52%) Control-M
9 7 (0.36%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.21%) Ganglia
12 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.16%) SCCM
13 2 (0.10%) HP ALM
14 1 (0.052%) Cisco UCCE
14 1 (0.052%) Cisco UCCX
14 1 (0.052%) HP Quality Center
14 1 (0.052%) logstash
Vendors
1 353 (18.40%) Oracle
2 126 (6.57%) Charles River
3 125 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 119 (6.20%) Bloomberg
5 90 (4.69%) Reuters
6 65 (3.39%) Calypso
6 65 (3.39%) FXall
7 61 (3.18%) SimCorp
8 60 (3.13%) TIBCO
8 60 (3.13%) Tradeweb
9 58 (3.02%) MarketAxess
9 58 (3.02%) Sybase
10 50 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 46 (2.40%) ION Trading
12 40 (2.09%) SolarWinds
13 39 (2.03%) Solace
14 34 (1.77%) Eze Software Group
15 32 (1.67%) Murex
16 29 (1.51%) Cadence
17 27 (1.41%) Fidessa