Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 176 251 241
Rank change year-on-year +75 -10 -34
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,148 1,807 2,367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.92% 1.37% 1.48%
As % of the General category 4.82% 3.41% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,048 1,576 1,874
Median annual salary £105,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £140,000 £125,000 £120,000
UK median annual salary £105,000 £82,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +27.27% +3.13% +6.67%

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 23,804 53,061 69,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.71% 40.16% 43.39%
Number of salaries quoted 18,494 40,327 53,490
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £99,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Front Office in England.

Salary trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 +33 1,144 £105,000 +27.27% 82
North of England +167 3 £40,000 -38.46% 1
North East - 2 £40,000 -
South East +181 1 £32,500 +96.97% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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.

1 817 (71.17%) Finance
2 649 (56.53%) Agile Software Development
3 615 (53.57%) Fixed Income
4 551 (48.00%) Python
5 538 (46.86%) Hedge funds
6 508 (44.25%) Java
7 505 (43.99%) AWS
8 469 (40.85%) Asset Management
9 467 (40.68%) Web Services
10 443 (38.59%) Derivative
11 407 (35.45%) JavaScript
12 397 (34.58%) Investment Management
13 393 (34.23%) Equities
14 373 (32.49%) Software Engineering
15 360 (31.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 341 (29.70%) AngularJS
17 340 (29.62%) React
18 319 (27.79%) SQL
18 319 (27.79%) Banking
19 285 (24.83%) C#
20 223 (19.43%) Vue.js
21 222 (19.34%) Azure
22 204 (17.77%) Investment Banking
23 186 (16.20%) .NET
24 185 (16.11%) Bloomberg
25 168 (14.63%) C++
26 164 (14.29%) Analytics
26 164 (14.29%) Fintech
27 147 (12.80%) Decision-Making
28 144 (12.54%) Markit EDM

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 36 (3.14%) Apache Spark
2 19 (1.66%) Apache
3 16 (1.39%) Confluence
3 16 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.22%) Jupyter
5 12 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.78%) CMS
7 5 (0.44%) DataSynapse
7 5 (0.44%) IIS
7 5 (0.44%) nginx
8 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.17%) Luigi
8 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.17%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.087%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.087%) Mule
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 66 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 144 (12.54%) Markit EDM
2 69 (6.01%) SimCorp Dimension
3 64 (5.57%) Eagle PACE
4 56 (4.88%) PolarLake
5 37 (3.22%) FINCAD Analytics
6 21 (1.83%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.35%) Bloomberg AIM
7 4 (0.35%) Front Arena
7 4 (0.35%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.26%) Eikon
9 2 (0.17%) Endur
10 1 (0.087%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.087%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
10 1 (0.087%) RMDS
10 1 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 505 (43.99%) AWS
2 222 (19.34%) Azure
3 126 (10.98%) GCP
4 35 (3.05%) Amazon S3
5 26 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
6 22 (1.92%) Serverless
7 19 (1.66%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.22%) Office 365
9 12 (1.05%) npm
10 10 (0.87%) GitHub
11 7 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.61%) Power Platform
12 6 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.35%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.87%) Firewall
3 9 (0.78%) FIX Connectivity
4 6 (0.52%) LAN
5 5 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (0.44%) Internet
5 5 (0.44%) SSL
6 4 (0.35%) WAN
7 3 (0.26%) DNS
7 3 (0.26%) SAN
7 3 (0.26%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.17%) HTTP
8 2 (0.17%) Multicast
8 2 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 82 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 65 (5.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 55 (4.79%) MongoDB
5 46 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (3.48%) MySQL
7 38 (3.31%) Hadoop
8 37 (3.22%) Amazon Athena
9 30 (2.61%) Redis
10 29 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 29 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (2.18%) Big Data
12 20 (1.74%) Relational Database
13 17 (1.48%) KDB
14 13 (1.13%) HBase
15 10 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
16 8 (0.70%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.61%) Power BI
17 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 46 (4.01%) RStudio
3 41 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 32 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 30 (2.61%) JIRA
6 27 (2.35%) MSBuild
7 20 (1.74%) Jenkins
8 18 (1.57%) Artifactory
9 17 (1.48%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.31%) Subversion
11 14 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.13%) Maven
13 12 (1.05%) Cypress.io
14 11 (0.96%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.70%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.52%) JUnit
16 6 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
17 5 (0.44%) GitLab
18 4 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
18 4 (0.35%) GoCD
General
1 817 (71.17%) Finance
2 319 (27.79%) Banking
3 204 (17.77%) Investment Banking
4 107 (9.32%) Back Office
5 15 (1.31%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.22%) Marketing
7 12 (1.05%) Legal
8 8 (0.70%) Retail
9 3 (0.26%) German Language
9 3 (0.26%) Law
9 3 (0.26%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.087%) Games
11 1 (0.087%) International Banking
11 1 (0.087%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 582 (50.70%) Developer
2 183 (15.94%) AWS Engineer
2 183 (15.94%) Software Engineer
3 180 (15.68%) Python Developer
4 173 (15.07%) Analyst
5 149 (12.98%) Architect
5 149 (12.98%) Java Developer
6 141 (12.28%) AWS Developer
7 131 (11.41%) Python Engineer
8 125 (10.89%) AWS Software Engineer
9 118 (10.28%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 117 (10.19%) Front Office Developer
11 112 (9.76%) Business Analyst
12 84 (7.32%) Python Software Engineer
13 79 (6.88%) Finance Manager
14 77 (6.71%) Financial Analyst
15 69 (6.01%) Enterprise Architect
15 69 (6.01%) Senior Developer
16 66 (5.75%) AWS Architect
17 62 (5.40%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (40.68%) Web Services
2 341 (29.70%) AngularJS
3 340 (29.62%) React
4 223 (19.43%) Vue.js
5 186 (16.20%) .NET
6 116 (10.10%) .NET Core
7 92 (8.01%) Node.js
8 88 (7.67%) ASP.NET
9 68 (5.92%) J2EE
10 58 (5.05%) HTML
11 47 (4.09%) Spring
12 46 (4.01%) Pandas
13 42 (3.66%) ASP.NET Core
14 38 (3.31%) CSS
15 37 (3.22%) HTML5
16 35 (3.05%) FIX Protocol
17 34 (2.96%) Redux
18 31 (2.70%) REST
19 30 (2.61%) NumPy
20 25 (2.18%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 615 (53.57%) Fixed Income
2 538 (46.86%) Hedge funds
3 443 (38.59%) Derivative
4 393 (34.23%) Equities
5 360 (31.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 140 (12.20%) Reference Data
7 79 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
8 73 (6.36%) Greenfield Project
9 54 (4.70%) Algorithms
10 40 (3.48%) OTC Derivatives
11 36 (3.14%) Market Risk
12 26 (2.26%) Data Structures
13 25 (2.18%) Equity Derivative
14 19 (1.66%) Blog
14 19 (1.66%) Public Cloud
15 14 (1.22%) Virtual Team
16 13 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (1.05%) Cloud Native
18 11 (0.96%) User Experience
19 10 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.67%) Linux
2 47 (4.09%) Unix
3 46 (4.01%) Windows
4 13 (1.13%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.087%) AIX
10 1 (0.087%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (56.53%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (40.85%) Asset Management
3 397 (34.58%) Investment Management
4 373 (32.49%) Software Engineering
5 164 (14.29%) Analytics
5 164 (14.29%) Fintech
6 147 (12.80%) Decision-Making
7 136 (11.85%) Migration
8 132 (11.50%) DevOps
9 128 (11.15%) Business Analysis
10 123 (10.71%) Computer Science
11 122 (10.63%) Portfolio Management
12 118 (10.28%) Microservices
13 108 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
14 107 (9.32%) Mathematics
14 107 (9.32%) Scrum
15 96 (8.36%) TDD
16 89 (7.75%) OO
16 89 (7.75%) Wealth Management
17 87 (7.58%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 551 (48.00%) Python
2 508 (44.25%) Java
3 407 (35.45%) JavaScript
4 319 (27.79%) SQL
5 285 (24.83%) C#
6 168 (14.63%) C++
7 140 (12.20%) R
8 83 (7.23%) Kotlin
9 64 (5.57%) VBA
10 38 (3.31%) MATLAB
11 27 (2.35%) F#
11 27 (2.35%) TypeScript
12 23 (2.00%) PowerShell
12 23 (2.00%) Scala
13 20 (1.74%) Perl
14 17 (1.48%) Java 8
15 11 (0.96%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.96%) ES6
15 11 (0.96%) Ruby
16 8 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (10.89%) Degree
2 48 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.31%) Master's Degree
4 13 (1.13%) PhD
5 5 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.26%) MCP
6 3 (0.26%) MCSA
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.087%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.087%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.35%) QA
2 9 (0.78%) MiFID
3 6 (0.52%) EMIR
3 6 (0.52%) SLA
4 5 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
System Software
1 54 (4.70%) Docker
2 8 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.087%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (4.18%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.22%) Ansible
3 4 (0.35%) Nagios
3 4 (0.35%) Terraform
4 3 (0.26%) SCCM
5 2 (0.17%) Control-M
5 2 (0.17%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.087%) Icinga
6 1 (0.087%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 185 (16.11%) Bloomberg
2 97 (8.45%) Google
3 94 (8.19%) Charles River
4 81 (7.06%) Microsoft
5 72 (6.27%) Calypso
6 71 (6.18%) SimCorp
7 68 (5.92%) GoldenSource
8 28 (2.44%) Reuters
9 24 (2.09%) Oracle
10 17 (1.48%) Informatica
11 15 (1.31%) FactSet
11 15 (1.31%) TIBCO
12 12 (1.05%) Cisco
13 9 (0.78%) Avaya
14 8 (0.70%) Apple
14 8 (0.70%) Murex
15 7 (0.61%) ServiceNow
16 6 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
17 5 (0.44%) Databricks
17 5 (0.44%) ION Trading