Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 179 268
Rank change year-on-year -55 +89 -82
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,341 3,385 2,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.50% 2.03% 1.29%
As % of the General category 3.61% 4.60% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,845 1,827 2,049
England median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £111,250 £110,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%

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 64,843 73,650 79,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.52% 44.21% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 50,160 53,972 66,104
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -30 2,256 £82,500 +9.27% 174
South West +17 40 £47,500 -6.86% 2
North of England +51 21 £45,000 - 3
North West +23 21 £45,000 - 2
Midlands +17 10 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South East -24 10 £75,000 -4.76% 3
West Midlands +19 5 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East Midlands +9 5 £61,250 +49.39% 2
East of England +5 2 £50,000 +38.89%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,554 (66.38%) Finance
2 924 (39.47%) SQL
3 881 (37.63%) Java
4 841 (35.92%) Banking
5 673 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
6 641 (27.38%) C#
7 629 (26.87%) Asset Management
8 623 (26.61%) Equities
9 597 (25.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 592 (25.29%) Derivative
11 588 (25.12%) Fixed Income
12 548 (23.41%) Python
13 508 (21.70%) Degree
14 488 (20.85%) Investment Banking
15 462 (19.74%) Investment Management
16 391 (16.70%) Analytical Skills
17 386 (16.49%) Hedge funds
18 369 (15.76%) Computer Science
19 334 (14.27%) SQL Server
20 331 (14.14%) Software Engineering
21 323 (13.80%) Low Latency
22 320 (13.67%) Mathematics
22 320 (13.67%) C++
23 317 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
24 309 (13.20%) .NET
25 297 (12.69%) Multithreading
26 267 (11.41%) Electronic Trading
27 265 (11.32%) Oracle
28 264 (11.28%) Analytics
29 242 (10.34%) Continuous Integration

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 80 (3.42%) Apache Spark
2 76 (3.25%) Apache
3 50 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 34 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 31 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (1.20%) Ethereum
7 22 (0.94%) Confluence
8 21 (0.90%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.47%) IIS
10 11 (0.47%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.26%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.21%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.17%) JBoss
16 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.085%) GemFire
17 2 (0.085%) IPython
Applications
1 145 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 178 (7.60%) thinkFolio
2 100 (4.27%) Front Arena
3 89 (3.80%) Markit EDM
4 45 (1.92%) Eagle PACE
5 33 (1.41%) Bloomberg AIM
6 28 (1.20%) Ripple
7 19 (0.81%) ION MarketView
8 15 (0.64%) LatentZero
9 8 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
10 7 (0.30%) Endur
11 6 (0.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 5 (0.21%) Advent Geneva
12 5 (0.21%) LongView
12 5 (0.21%) Tradar
13 2 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
13 2 (0.085%) Eagle STAR
13 2 (0.085%) MetaTrader
13 2 (0.085%) RMDS
13 2 (0.085%) SAP CRM
13 2 (0.085%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 207 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.75%) SaaS
4 32 (1.37%) Office 365
5 6 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.26%) NuGet
6 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.085%) GitHub
8 2 (0.085%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.085%) npm
8 2 (0.085%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.043%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.043%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.043%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.043%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.043%) Serverless
9 1 (0.043%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.28%) WAN
2 29 (1.24%) LAN
3 17 (0.73%) Firewall
4 12 (0.51%) Wireless
5 11 (0.47%) DNS
5 11 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.38%) FTP
7 8 (0.34%) DHCP
8 7 (0.30%) VoIP
9 6 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.21%) BGP
10 5 (0.21%) EIGRP
10 5 (0.21%) OSPF
11 4 (0.17%) MPLS
12 3 (0.13%) Cisco Wireless
12 3 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
12 3 (0.13%) GLBP
12 3 (0.13%) HSRP
12 3 (0.13%) OpenScape
12 3 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (14.27%) SQL Server
2 178 (7.60%) Big Data
3 98 (4.19%) Hadoop
4 84 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 74 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 50 (2.14%) MongoDB
7 44 (1.88%) KDB
8 41 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 37 (1.58%) DB2
10 36 (1.54%) Blockchain
11 35 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
11 35 (1.50%) MySQL
12 31 (1.32%) Couchbase
12 31 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 30 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
15 23 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 21 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (0.90%) Sybase ASE
17 19 (0.81%) MemSQL
Development Applications
1 121 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 111 (4.74%) TeamCity
3 83 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 67 (2.86%) Maven
5 64 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 52 (2.22%) JIRA
7 48 (2.05%) Subversion
8 47 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
9 44 (1.88%) Vagrant
10 35 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 35 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 34 (1.45%) MSBuild
12 26 (1.11%) Gradle
13 22 (0.94%) JUnit
14 19 (0.81%) Selenium
15 18 (0.77%) Bitbucket
16 17 (0.73%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.73%) NUnit
16 17 (0.73%) Visual Studio
17 16 (0.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,554 (66.38%) Finance
2 841 (35.92%) Banking
3 488 (20.85%) Investment Banking
4 174 (7.43%) Back Office
5 164 (7.01%) Financial Institution
6 47 (2.01%) Legal
7 46 (1.96%) French Language
8 45 (1.92%) Advertising
8 45 (1.92%) Italian Language
9 44 (1.88%) German Language
10 40 (1.71%) Private Banking
11 39 (1.67%) Retail
12 38 (1.62%) Marketing
13 23 (0.98%) Games
14 15 (0.64%) Spanish Language
15 13 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
15 13 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
15 13 (0.56%) Telecoms
16 6 (0.26%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,082 (46.22%) Developer
2 448 (19.14%) Java Developer
3 447 (19.09%) Analyst
4 239 (10.21%) Front Office Developer
5 228 (9.74%) C# Developer
6 177 (7.56%) Business Analyst
7 163 (6.96%) Senior Developer
8 158 (6.75%) Applications Support
9 136 (5.81%) Python Developer
10 126 (5.38%) Support Analyst
11 106 (4.53%) Consultant
12 101 (4.31%) Support Engineer
13 97 (4.14%) Software Engineer
14 79 (3.37%) AWS Developer
15 78 (3.33%) Scala Developer
16 76 (3.25%) Software Developer
17 71 (3.03%) Lead Developer
18 68 (2.90%) Junior
19 66 (2.82%) SQL Analyst
20 65 (2.78%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (13.20%) .NET
2 217 (9.27%) React
3 204 (8.71%) FIX Protocol
4 199 (8.50%) AngularJS
5 181 (7.73%) Web Services
6 163 (6.96%) HTML
7 135 (5.77%) WPF
8 129 (5.51%) J2EE
9 123 (5.25%) Spring
10 116 (4.96%) J2SE
11 114 (4.87%) WCF
12 108 (4.61%) HTML5
13 102 (4.36%) XML
14 68 (2.90%) Kafka
15 50 (2.14%) RESTful
16 49 (2.09%) CSS
17 45 (1.92%) Spring Boot
18 42 (1.79%) Middleware
18 42 (1.79%) Node.js
19 38 (1.62%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 623 (26.61%) Equities
2 597 (25.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 592 (25.29%) Derivative
4 588 (25.12%) Fixed Income
5 391 (16.70%) Analytical Skills
6 386 (16.49%) Hedge funds
7 369 (15.76%) Computer Science
8 142 (6.07%) Algorithms
9 134 (5.72%) Fintech
10 129 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
11 98 (4.19%) Cyberthreat
12 92 (3.93%) Data Structures
13 91 (3.89%) Exotic Derivative
14 83 (3.55%) User Experience
15 77 (3.29%) Market Risk
16 60 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
16 60 (2.56%) OTC Derivatives
17 45 (1.92%) Credit Derivative
18 39 (1.67%) Credit Risk
19 34 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 227 (9.70%) Linux
2 220 (9.40%) Unix
3 139 (5.94%) Windows
4 37 (1.58%) Windows Server
5 20 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 17 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.56%) Solaris
9 12 (0.51%) Fedora
9 12 (0.51%) SUSE
9 12 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.38%) CentOS
11 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.13%) Android
13 1 (0.043%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 629 (26.87%) Asset Management
3 462 (19.74%) Investment Management
4 331 (14.14%) Software Engineering
5 323 (13.80%) Low Latency
6 320 (13.67%) Mathematics
7 317 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
8 297 (12.69%) Multithreading
9 267 (11.41%) Electronic Trading
10 264 (11.28%) Analytics
11 242 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
12 236 (10.08%) Risk Management
13 227 (9.70%) Business Analysis
14 224 (9.57%) DevOps
15 207 (8.84%) OO
16 196 (8.37%) Microservices
17 193 (8.24%) TDD
18 184 (7.86%) Algorithmic Trading
19 180 (7.69%) Test Automation
20 175 (7.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 924 (39.47%) SQL
2 881 (37.63%) Java
3 641 (27.38%) C#
4 548 (23.41%) Python
5 320 (13.67%) C++
6 217 (9.27%) JavaScript
7 169 (7.22%) Perl
8 157 (6.71%) Scala
9 147 (6.28%) VBA
10 97 (4.14%) Bash Shell
11 92 (3.93%) C
11 92 (3.93%) PowerShell
12 84 (3.59%) Java 8
12 84 (3.59%) R
13 75 (3.20%) T-SQL
14 67 (2.86%) Ruby
15 66 (2.82%) Korn
16 58 (2.48%) Bourne shell
17 49 (2.09%) PL/SQL
18 42 (1.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 508 (21.70%) Degree
2 119 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (2.82%) Master's Degree
4 49 (2.09%) Numerate Degree
5 35 (1.50%) PhD
6 34 (1.45%) CFA
7 23 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (0.85%) MCSE
9 18 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.56%) CIMA
11 10 (0.43%) PMP
12 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.26%) ISEB
14 5 (0.21%) APMG
14 5 (0.21%) CCVP
14 5 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.17%) CCNA
15 4 (0.17%) CISA
15 4 (0.17%) CISM
15 4 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.78%) MiFID
2 61 (2.61%) QA
3 34 (1.45%) SLA
4 19 (0.81%) EMIR
5 14 (0.60%) PMO
6 12 (0.51%) GDPR
7 11 (0.47%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.17%) FATCA
11 3 (0.13%) Basel III
11 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.043%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.043%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.043%) Basel II
12 1 (0.043%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.043%) SEPA
12 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 134 (5.72%) Docker
2 16 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.43%) HDFS
4 8 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.13%) XenApp
7 2 (0.085%) GridGain
8 1 (0.043%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 57 (2.43%) Terraform
2 34 (1.45%) Kubernetes
3 33 (1.41%) SCCM
4 27 (1.15%) Control-M
5 18 (0.77%) Prometheus
6 12 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
6 12 (0.51%) Perfmon
7 10 (0.43%) Ansible
8 7 (0.30%) Puppet
9 6 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.26%) Ganglia
10 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.13%) WSUS
12 2 (0.085%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.085%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.085%) HP ALM
13 1 (0.043%) Grafana
13 1 (0.043%) logstash
13 1 (0.043%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 265 (11.32%) Oracle
2 182 (7.77%) Charles River
3 171 (7.30%) Microsoft
4 162 (6.92%) Bloomberg
5 122 (5.21%) Calypso
6 107 (4.57%) SimCorp
7 99 (4.23%) Sybase
8 95 (4.06%) FXall
8 95 (4.06%) Reuters
9 62 (2.65%) TIBCO
10 57 (2.43%) Tradeweb
11 50 (2.14%) ION Trading
12 45 (1.92%) MarketAxess
13 43 (1.84%) Murex
14 41 (1.75%) Capita
15 39 (1.67%) Verint
16 37 (1.58%) Tableau
17 33 (1.41%) Google
18 32 (1.37%) FactSet
19 28 (1.20%) Solace