Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 68 115
Rank change year-on-year -31 +47 -48
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,176 3,281 2,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.22% 4.43% 2.78%
As % of the General category 6.55% 8.15% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,712 1,711 1,853
London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £73,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £43,900
90th Percentile £120,000 £111,250 £110,000
England 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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 33,211 40,270 40,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 49.17% 54.31% 52.57%
Number of salaries quoted 26,040 28,071 34,631
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front Office in London.

Salary trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Front Office in London

Front Office
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the London region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Central London -21 474 £80,000 +6.67% 75
West London +52 20 £77,500 -3.13% 25
East London -2 14 £62,500 -21.88% 1
South London - 5 £24,000 - 1
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1,472 (67.65%) Finance
2 905 (41.59%) SQL
3 867 (39.84%) Java
4 804 (36.95%) Banking
5 638 (29.32%) C#
6 634 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
7 594 (27.30%) Equities
8 591 (27.16%) Asset Management
9 586 (26.93%) Fixed Income
10 572 (26.29%) Derivative
11 558 (25.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 539 (24.77%) Python
13 462 (21.23%) Degree
14 451 (20.73%) Investment Banking
15 408 (18.75%) Investment Management
16 386 (17.74%) Hedge funds
17 361 (16.59%) Computer Science
18 342 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
19 338 (15.53%) C++
20 329 (15.12%) SQL Server
21 316 (14.52%) .NET
22 310 (14.25%) Low Latency
23 296 (13.60%) Software Engineering
24 289 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
25 288 (13.24%) Multithreading
26 273 (12.55%) Mathematics
27 269 (12.36%) Oracle
28 251 (11.53%) Analytics
29 244 (11.21%) Electronic Trading
30 223 (10.25%) Linux

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 71 (3.26%) Apache Spark
2 67 (3.08%) Apache
3 46 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 31 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
5 28 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (1.29%) Ethereum
6 24 (1.10%) Confluence
7 16 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.37%) IIS
10 6 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.23%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.18%) GemFire
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.18%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.14%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.046%) MTS
14 1 (0.046%) SAS
14 1 (0.046%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 134 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 163 (7.49%) thinkFolio
2 86 (3.95%) Markit EDM
3 80 (3.68%) Front Arena
4 28 (1.29%) Ripple
5 23 (1.06%) Bloomberg AIM
6 22 (1.01%) Eagle PACE
7 18 (0.83%) LatentZero
8 16 (0.74%) ION MarketView
9 8 (0.37%) SunGard GMI
10 7 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 7 (0.32%) Endur
10 7 (0.32%) LongView
11 3 (0.14%) Advent Geneva
11 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.14%) Tradar
12 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.092%) MetaTrader
12 2 (0.092%) RMDS
12 2 (0.092%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.092%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 180 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.11%) SaaS
4 24 (1.10%) Office 365
5 6 (0.28%) NuGet
6 5 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.14%) Serverless
8 2 (0.092%) GitHub
8 2 (0.092%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.092%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.092%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.046%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.046%) Apigee
9 1 (0.046%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.046%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.046%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.046%) npm
9 1 (0.046%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.19%) WAN
2 25 (1.15%) LAN
3 20 (0.92%) Firewall
4 15 (0.69%) Wireless
5 11 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.46%) BGP
6 10 (0.46%) EIGRP
6 10 (0.46%) OSPF
6 10 (0.46%) VoIP
7 9 (0.41%) DNS
7 9 (0.41%) MPLS
8 8 (0.37%) Cisco Wireless
8 8 (0.37%) DHCP
8 8 (0.37%) GLBP
8 8 (0.37%) HSRP
8 8 (0.37%) OpenScape
8 8 (0.37%) Plixer Scrutinizer
8 8 (0.37%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 158 (7.26%) Big Data
3 90 (4.14%) Hadoop
4 81 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 65 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 51 (2.34%) MongoDB
7 49 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (1.88%) KDB
9 35 (1.61%) DB2
10 33 (1.52%) Blockchain
10 33 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
10 33 (1.52%) MySQL
11 28 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.06%) Couchbase
12 23 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 22 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (0.97%) Sybase ASE
15 20 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (0.87%) MemSQL
Development Applications
1 107 (4.92%) Jenkins
2 92 (4.23%) TeamCity
3 79 (3.63%) Git (software)
4 74 (3.40%) Maven
5 55 (2.53%) Subversion
6 51 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 51 (2.34%) JIRA
7 36 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 32 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
9 30 (1.38%) Vagrant
10 28 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (1.24%) Gradle
12 23 (1.06%) MSBuild
13 21 (0.97%) Bitbucket
14 17 (0.78%) Eclipse
15 16 (0.74%) Artifactory
16 15 (0.69%) Visual Studio
17 14 (0.64%) JUnit
18 13 (0.60%) NUnit
19 10 (0.46%) WinDbg
General
1 1,472 (67.65%) Finance
2 804 (36.95%) Banking
3 451 (20.73%) Investment Banking
4 165 (7.58%) Financial Institution
5 130 (5.97%) Back Office
6 50 (2.30%) Legal
7 48 (2.21%) Private Banking
8 45 (2.07%) French Language
8 45 (2.07%) Marketing
9 44 (2.02%) Italian Language
10 43 (1.98%) German Language
11 34 (1.56%) Advertising
12 30 (1.38%) Retail
13 23 (1.06%) Spanish Language
14 17 (0.78%) Games
15 13 (0.60%) Prime Brokerage
16 12 (0.55%) Publishing
17 11 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
17 11 (0.51%) Telecoms
18 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,049 (48.21%) Developer
2 414 (19.03%) Java Developer
3 380 (17.46%) Analyst
4 240 (11.03%) Front Office Developer
5 228 (10.48%) C# Developer
6 162 (7.44%) Senior Developer
7 154 (7.08%) Applications Support
8 147 (6.76%) Business Analyst
9 132 (6.07%) Python Developer
10 122 (5.61%) Support Analyst
11 95 (4.37%) Support Engineer
12 85 (3.91%) Software Engineer
13 83 (3.81%) Consultant
14 82 (3.77%) Scala Developer
15 62 (2.85%) Lead Developer
15 62 (2.85%) Senior Java Developer
16 61 (2.80%) Software Developer
17 60 (2.76%) Junior
18 59 (2.71%) Quantitative Developer
19 57 (2.62%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (14.52%) .NET
2 201 (9.24%) React
3 200 (9.19%) FIX Protocol
4 192 (8.82%) AngularJS
5 171 (7.86%) Web Services
6 165 (7.58%) HTML
7 135 (6.20%) WPF
8 119 (5.47%) Spring
9 109 (5.01%) J2EE
10 104 (4.78%) HTML5
11 101 (4.64%) WCF
12 97 (4.46%) J2SE
13 91 (4.18%) XML
14 64 (2.94%) Kafka
15 56 (2.57%) CSS
16 51 (2.34%) Middleware
17 49 (2.25%) ASP.NET
18 46 (2.11%) Node.js
18 46 (2.11%) RESTful
19 44 (2.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 594 (27.30%) Equities
2 586 (26.93%) Fixed Income
3 572 (26.29%) Derivative
4 558 (25.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 386 (17.74%) Hedge funds
6 361 (16.59%) Computer Science
7 342 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
8 161 (7.40%) Algorithms
9 141 (6.48%) Fintech
10 112 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
11 103 (4.73%) Data Structures
12 98 (4.50%) Cyberthreat
13 84 (3.86%) User Experience
14 80 (3.68%) Market Risk
15 76 (3.49%) Equity Derivative
16 68 (3.13%) Exotic Derivative
17 55 (2.53%) OTC Derivatives
18 45 (2.07%) Credit Risk
19 38 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
20 30 (1.38%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 223 (10.25%) Linux
2 203 (9.33%) Unix
3 139 (6.39%) Windows
4 34 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 17 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (0.74%) Fedora
6 16 (0.74%) SUSE
6 16 (0.74%) Ubuntu
6 16 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.60%) CentOS
9 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.28%) Solaris
11 2 (0.092%) Android
12 1 (0.046%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
2 591 (27.16%) Asset Management
3 408 (18.75%) Investment Management
4 310 (14.25%) Low Latency
5 296 (13.60%) Software Engineering
6 289 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
7 288 (13.24%) Multithreading
8 273 (12.55%) Mathematics
9 251 (11.53%) Analytics
10 244 (11.21%) Electronic Trading
11 219 (10.06%) Risk Management
12 217 (9.97%) Business Analysis
13 210 (9.65%) OO
14 198 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
15 186 (8.55%) Algorithmic Trading
16 184 (8.46%) DevOps
17 174 (8.00%) Microservices
18 172 (7.90%) TDD
19 163 (7.49%) Test Automation
20 152 (6.99%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 905 (41.59%) SQL
2 867 (39.84%) Java
3 638 (29.32%) C#
4 539 (24.77%) Python
5 338 (15.53%) C++
6 218 (10.02%) JavaScript
7 164 (7.54%) Perl
8 158 (7.26%) Scala
9 149 (6.85%) VBA
10 101 (4.64%) Bash Shell
11 80 (3.68%) T-SQL
12 79 (3.63%) Java 8
12 79 (3.63%) PowerShell
13 78 (3.58%) C
14 77 (3.54%) R
15 68 (3.13%) Ruby
16 64 (2.94%) Korn
17 58 (2.67%) Bourne shell
18 54 (2.48%) PL/SQL
19 39 (1.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 462 (21.23%) Degree
2 127 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (3.03%) Master's Degree
4 46 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
5 33 (1.52%) PhD
6 28 (1.29%) CFA
7 19 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 17 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.74%) MCSE
10 13 (0.60%) CIMA
11 10 (0.46%) CCVP
11 10 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.46%) PMP
12 9 (0.41%) CCNA
13 8 (0.37%) CCIE
14 7 (0.32%) APMG
15 6 (0.28%) ISEB
15 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.39%) MiFID
2 48 (2.21%) QA
3 27 (1.24%) SLA
4 17 (0.78%) EMIR
5 16 (0.74%) GDPR
6 14 (0.64%) PMO
7 13 (0.60%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.18%) Basel III
9 4 (0.18%) FATCA
10 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.046%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.046%) Basel II
11 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.046%) SEPA
11 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 113 (5.19%) Docker
2 10 (0.46%) HDFS
3 9 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.046%) GridGain
7 1 (0.046%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.046%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (1.79%) Terraform
2 38 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 26 (1.19%) SCCM
4 21 (0.97%) Control-M
5 17 (0.78%) Prometheus
6 11 (0.51%) Ansible
6 11 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (0.46%) Perfmon
7 10 (0.46%) Puppet
8 9 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
9 6 (0.28%) Ganglia
10 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.092%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.092%) HP ALM
13 1 (0.046%) Cisco UCCE
13 1 (0.046%) Grafana
13 1 (0.046%) logstash
13 1 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.046%) WSUS
Vendors
1 269 (12.36%) Oracle
2 153 (7.03%) Charles River
3 152 (6.99%) Microsoft
4 140 (6.43%) Bloomberg
5 97 (4.46%) Calypso
6 91 (4.18%) Sybase
7 90 (4.14%) Reuters
8 89 (4.09%) SimCorp
9 72 (3.31%) FXall
10 67 (3.08%) TIBCO
11 54 (2.48%) Tradeweb
12 49 (2.25%) ION Trading
13 44 (2.02%) MarketAxess
14 34 (1.56%) Murex
15 33 (1.52%) Google
16 31 (1.42%) Red Hat
17 28 (1.29%) Solace
18 26 (1.19%) FactSet
18 26 (1.19%) Tableau
19 24 (1.10%) StreamBase