Period
to 21 January 2020

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

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 112 89
Rank change year-on-year +43 -23 +30
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,203 1,847 2,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 4.29% 2.95% 3.70%
As % of the General category 8.80% 5.97% 6.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,957 1,552 1,615
London median annual salary £100,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.03% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £117,500 £115,000
England median annual salary £100,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +29.03% +3.33% -

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 25,032 30,961 37,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.71% 49.37% 53.67%
Number of salaries quoted 19,706 24,446 28,207
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £98,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 January 2020.

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 January 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
Central London -23 275 £80,000 +3.23% 44
East London 0 6 £110,000 +76.00% 4
South London - 4 £50,000 -
West London -9 1 £92,500 +23.33% 4
Front Office
England

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

1 1,450 (65.82%) Finance
2 1,147 (52.07%) Fixed Income
3 1,086 (49.30%) Java
4 1,071 (48.62%) Asset Management
5 977 (44.35%) Python
6 974 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
7 951 (43.17%) Derivative
8 939 (42.62%) AWS
9 901 (40.90%) Equities
10 840 (38.13%) Web Services
11 706 (32.05%) Software Engineering
12 683 (31.00%) Hedge funds
13 679 (30.82%) Investment Management
14 651 (29.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 638 (28.96%) C#
16 612 (27.78%) SQL
17 610 (27.69%) JavaScript
18 580 (26.33%) Banking
19 505 (22.92%) Analytics
20 464 (21.06%) Mentoring
21 445 (20.20%) C++
22 422 (19.16%) Microservices
23 410 (18.61%) R
24 395 (17.93%) J2EE
25 380 (17.25%) React
26 375 (17.02%) Azure
27 350 (15.89%) AngularJS
28 346 (15.71%) Bloomberg
29 331 (15.02%) .NET
30 307 (13.94%) Greenfield Project

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 43 (1.95%) Apache
2 34 (1.54%) Apache Spark
3 32 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 20 (0.91%) IIS
5 20 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
6 18 (0.82%) nginx
7 16 (0.73%) Jupyter
8 9 (0.41%) Confluence
9 6 (0.27%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.14%) SAS
11 2 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.091%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.045%) CMS
12 1 (0.045%) GemFire
12 1 (0.045%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.045%) MTS
12 1 (0.045%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.045%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.091%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 153 (6.95%) Markit EDM
1 153 (6.95%) thinkFolio
2 108 (4.90%) FINCAD Analytics
3 84 (3.81%) PolarLake
4 80 (3.63%) Eagle PACE
5 73 (3.31%) Front Arena
6 36 (1.63%) LatentZero
7 16 (0.73%) Endur
8 9 (0.41%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
10 5 (0.23%) LongView
11 4 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
12 3 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 3 (0.14%) RMDS
13 2 (0.091%) Advent Geneva
13 2 (0.091%) Eze OMS
13 2 (0.091%) Softmar
13 2 (0.091%) Summit
13 2 (0.091%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 939 (42.62%) AWS
2 375 (17.02%) Azure
3 258 (11.71%) GCP
4 190 (8.62%) Amazon S3
5 185 (8.40%) Amazon SQS
6 138 (6.26%) Serverless
7 135 (6.13%) AWS Lambda
8 116 (5.27%) OpenShift
9 107 (4.86%) Amazon ECS
10 77 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
11 56 (2.54%) SaaS
12 49 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 29 (1.32%) GitHub
14 28 (1.27%) AWS Fargate
15 24 (1.09%) Office 365
16 19 (0.86%) Power Platform
17 13 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (0.50%) AWS Step Functions
19 7 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
20 2 (0.091%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
2 16 (0.73%) Firewall
3 15 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.59%) LAN
4 13 (0.59%) WAN
5 11 (0.50%) Multicast
6 10 (0.45%) Internet
7 9 (0.41%) SSL
8 8 (0.36%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.32%) FIX Connectivity
10 5 (0.23%) VPN
11 4 (0.18%) Softphone
11 4 (0.18%) WinSCP
11 4 (0.18%) Wireless
12 3 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.14%) HTTP
13 2 (0.091%) FTP
13 2 (0.091%) Skype
14 1 (0.045%) DNS
14 1 (0.045%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 177 (8.03%) Amazon Athena
3 161 (7.31%) Amazon RDS
4 137 (6.22%) NoSQL
5 131 (5.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 124 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
7 86 (3.90%) MySQL
8 84 (3.81%) Big Data
9 83 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
10 65 (2.95%) Redis
11 60 (2.72%) MongoDB
12 40 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 34 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 33 (1.50%) Amazon Aurora
14 33 (1.50%) Hadoop
15 31 (1.41%) Relational Database
16 27 (1.23%) KDB
16 27 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (0.91%) RDBMS
18 19 (0.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 124 (5.63%) RStudio
2 110 (4.99%) Artifactory
3 101 (4.58%) Git (software)
4 61 (2.77%) Jenkins
5 59 (2.68%) TeamCity
6 54 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 40 (1.82%) Subversion
8 37 (1.68%) Maven
9 33 (1.50%) JIRA
10 25 (1.13%) Eclipse
11 23 (1.04%) NUnit
12 22 (1.00%) GitLab
12 22 (1.00%) MSBuild
13 21 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
14 19 (0.86%) Jasmine
14 19 (0.86%) Karma Test Runner
15 15 (0.68%) JUnit
16 14 (0.64%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
18 9 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,450 (65.82%) Finance
2 580 (26.33%) Banking
3 245 (11.12%) Investment Banking
4 182 (8.26%) Back Office
5 45 (2.04%) German Language
6 44 (2.00%) French Language
6 44 (2.00%) Italian Language
6 44 (2.00%) Spanish Language
7 39 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 31 (1.41%) Legal
9 29 (1.32%) Marketing
10 20 (0.91%) Dutch Language
11 12 (0.54%) Retail
12 11 (0.50%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.23%) Games
13 5 (0.23%) Prime Brokerage
13 5 (0.23%) Publishing
14 4 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.091%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.045%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,022 (46.39%) Developer
2 394 (17.88%) Java Developer
3 273 (12.39%) Front Office Developer
4 257 (11.67%) Senior Developer
5 207 (9.40%) Software Engineer
6 204 (9.26%) Analyst
7 199 (9.03%) Python Developer
8 164 (7.44%) C# Developer
9 151 (6.85%) Architect
10 147 (6.67%) Quantitative Developer
11 144 (6.54%) Senior Java Developer
12 136 (6.17%) AWS Developer
13 122 (5.54%) Applications Support
14 110 (4.99%) React Developer
15 106 (4.81%) Java Engineer
16 103 (4.68%) Data Manager
17 102 (4.63%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 101 (4.58%) Business Analyst
19 95 (4.31%) Software Developer
20 91 (4.13%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 840 (38.13%) Web Services
2 395 (17.93%) J2EE
3 380 (17.25%) React
4 350 (15.89%) AngularJS
5 331 (15.02%) .NET
6 192 (8.72%) Node.js
7 114 (5.17%) HTML
8 93 (4.22%) FIX Protocol
9 87 (3.95%) NumPy
10 86 (3.90%) .NET Core
11 84 (3.81%) Pandas
12 82 (3.72%) ASP.NET
13 74 (3.36%) Redux
14 67 (3.04%) SciPy
14 67 (3.04%) XML
15 64 (2.91%) Spring
16 62 (2.81%) J2SE
17 60 (2.72%) Vue.js
18 58 (2.63%) HTML5
19 54 (2.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,147 (52.07%) Fixed Income
2 951 (43.17%) Derivative
3 901 (40.90%) Equities
4 683 (31.00%) Hedge funds
5 651 (29.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 307 (13.94%) Greenfield Project
7 205 (9.31%) Reference Data
8 180 (8.17%) Equity Derivative
9 108 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
10 104 (4.72%) Blog
11 88 (3.99%) Algorithms
12 75 (3.40%) Exotic Derivative
13 72 (3.27%) Data Structures
14 59 (2.68%) Public Cloud
15 33 (1.50%) Credit Risk
16 25 (1.13%) Credit Derivative
17 21 (0.95%) User Experience
18 20 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
19 19 (0.86%) Management Information System
19 19 (0.86%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 140 (6.35%) Linux
2 91 (4.13%) Unix
3 85 (3.86%) Windows
4 26 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.32%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.045%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,071 (48.62%) Asset Management
2 974 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
3 706 (32.05%) Software Engineering
4 679 (30.82%) Investment Management
5 505 (22.92%) Analytics
6 464 (21.06%) Mentoring
7 422 (19.16%) Microservices
8 301 (13.66%) Artificial Intelligence
9 279 (12.66%) Decision-Making
10 275 (12.48%) Machine Learning
11 247 (11.21%) Performance Attribution
12 231 (10.49%) Portfolio Management
13 224 (10.17%) Data Analytics
14 211 (9.58%) Business Analysis
15 206 (9.35%) Computer Science
16 194 (8.81%) Scrum
17 193 (8.76%) Open Source
18 190 (8.62%) Quantitative Analysis
19 185 (8.40%) Migration
20 182 (8.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1,086 (49.30%) Java
2 977 (44.35%) Python
3 638 (28.96%) C#
4 612 (27.78%) SQL
5 610 (27.69%) JavaScript
6 445 (20.20%) C++
7 410 (18.61%) R
8 130 (5.90%) Kotlin
9 75 (3.40%) VBA
10 71 (3.22%) Bash Shell
11 60 (2.72%) TypeScript
12 52 (2.36%) F#
13 51 (2.32%) Perl
14 45 (2.04%) PowerShell
15 44 (2.00%) Java 8
16 36 (1.63%) Scala
17 32 (1.45%) PHP
18 25 (1.13%) Ruby
19 24 (1.09%) Bourne shell
19 24 (1.09%) Korn
Qualifications
1 253 (11.48%) Degree
2 80 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.00%) CFA
4 21 (0.95%) CIMA
5 15 (0.68%) PhD
6 11 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.32%) MCSE
9 6 (0.27%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.27%) MCP
10 4 (0.18%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.14%) CCNP
11 3 (0.14%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.14%) PMP
11 3 (0.14%) SAFe Agilist
12 2 (0.091%) ISEB
12 2 (0.091%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.59%) Data Quality
2 33 (1.50%) QA
3 7 (0.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.091%) MiFID
4 2 (0.091%) PMO
5 1 (0.045%) Basel II
5 1 (0.045%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 233 (10.58%) Docker
2 9 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.27%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 186 (8.44%) Kubernetes
2 109 (4.95%) Terraform
3 12 (0.54%) Ansible
4 9 (0.41%) Puppet
5 8 (0.36%) Control-M
5 8 (0.36%) SCCM
6 6 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.045%) Endace
Vendors
1 346 (15.71%) Bloomberg
2 154 (6.99%) Charles River
3 137 (6.22%) Google
4 135 (6.13%) Oracle
5 121 (5.49%) Reuters
6 111 (5.04%) SimCorp
7 104 (4.72%) Microsoft
8 81 (3.68%) Calypso
9 67 (3.04%) ION Trading
10 45 (2.04%) Eze Castle Integration
11 44 (2.00%) Fidessa
12 35 (1.59%) Cisco
13 33 (1.50%) Murex
14 32 (1.45%) Informatica
14 32 (1.45%) TIBCO
15 30 (1.36%) FIS
15 30 (1.36%) Linedata
16 26 (1.18%) Eze Software Group
17 25 (1.13%) Tradeweb
18 23 (1.04%) MarketAxess