Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 78 102
Rank change year-on-year +30 +24 -33
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,018 2,115 2,174
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.18% 3.88% 3.20%
As % of the General category 10.81% 8.08% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 980 1,880 1,726
Median annual salary £101,250 £90,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £142,500 £133,750 £120,000
England median annual salary £100,000 £90,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9,421 26,165 34,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.98% 48.04% 50.47%
Number of salaries quoted 7,784 20,649 26,832
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front Office in London over the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 October 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 +24 100 £90,000 +10.77% 57
West London +79 5 £60,000 -35.14% 2
South London +52 2 £115,000 +130.00%
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 793 (77.90%) Finance
2 620 (60.90%) Python
3 617 (60.61%) Fixed Income
4 567 (55.70%) Hedge funds
5 562 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
6 531 (52.16%) Asset Management
7 495 (48.62%) Derivative
8 489 (48.04%) AWS
8 489 (48.04%) Java
9 477 (46.86%) Equities
10 463 (45.48%) Web Services
11 404 (39.69%) SQL
12 394 (38.70%) JavaScript
13 388 (38.11%) Software Engineering
14 380 (37.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 372 (36.54%) Investment Management
16 364 (35.76%) React
17 352 (34.58%) AngularJS
18 262 (25.74%) Vue.js
19 231 (22.69%) Banking
20 209 (20.53%) C#
21 181 (17.78%) Investment Banking
22 179 (17.58%) Analytics
23 169 (16.60%) Bloomberg
24 167 (16.40%) .NET
25 160 (15.72%) Azure
26 158 (15.52%) R
27 156 (15.32%) Fintech
28 155 (15.23%) Reference Data
29 144 (14.15%) Markit EDM

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 29 (2.85%) Apache
2 25 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 9 (0.88%) Confluence
4 8 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.79%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.69%) CMS
5 7 (0.69%) Jupyter
6 4 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.20%) Luigi
8 1 (0.098%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 43 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.098%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.098%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 144 (14.15%) Markit EDM
2 100 (9.82%) Eagle PACE
3 74 (7.27%) PolarLake
4 39 (3.83%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.29%) FINCAD Analytics
6 2 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.098%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.098%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.098%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.098%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 489 (48.04%) AWS
2 160 (15.72%) Azure
3 110 (10.81%) Serverless
4 108 (10.61%) Amazon S3
4 108 (10.61%) AWS Lambda
5 103 (10.12%) Amazon EC2
6 93 (9.14%) GCP
7 18 (1.77%) OpenShift
8 13 (1.28%) Office 365
9 12 (1.18%) npm
10 11 (1.08%) Power Platform
11 9 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.79%) SaaS
13 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.29%) AWS CodePipeline
16 3 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.79%) HTTP
3 7 (0.69%) FIX Connectivity
4 6 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (0.49%) LAN
6 4 (0.39%) SAN
7 3 (0.29%) Firewall
8 2 (0.20%) WAN
9 1 (0.098%) DNS
9 1 (0.098%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (10.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 62 (6.09%) SQL Server
3 61 (5.99%) NoSQL
4 32 (3.14%) Hadoop
5 25 (2.46%) MongoDB
6 23 (2.26%) Big Data
7 21 (2.06%) Apache Ignite
7 21 (2.06%) KDB
8 15 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.28%) Data Lake
10 13 (1.28%) HBase
11 12 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.08%) Power BI
13 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.79%) Tableau
15 7 (0.69%) MySQL
15 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.49%) Redis
16 5 (0.49%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 38 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.77%) Artifactory
3 17 (1.67%) Cypress.io
4 16 (1.57%) JIRA
4 16 (1.57%) Subversion
5 9 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.69%) Maven
7 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.39%) Bitbucket Server
8 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.39%) JMeter
8 4 (0.39%) JUnit
8 4 (0.39%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.29%) GoCD
9 3 (0.29%) NUnit
10 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 793 (77.90%) Finance
2 231 (22.69%) Banking
3 181 (17.78%) Investment Banking
4 127 (12.48%) Back Office
5 10 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.49%) Advertising
7 4 (0.39%) Marketing
7 4 (0.39%) Retail
8 1 (0.098%) Games
8 1 (0.098%) German Language
8 1 (0.098%) International Banking
8 1 (0.098%) Publishing
8 1 (0.098%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 547 (53.73%) Developer
2 264 (25.93%) Software Engineer
3 215 (21.12%) Python Developer
4 206 (20.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 183 (17.98%) Python Engineer
6 170 (16.70%) Analyst
7 149 (14.64%) Python Software Engineer
8 121 (11.89%) AWS Engineer
9 112 (11.00%) Business Analyst
10 111 (10.90%) Financial Analyst
11 110 (10.81%) Architect
12 105 (10.31%) AWS Software Engineer
13 104 (10.22%) Java Developer
14 98 (9.63%) JavaScript Developer
15 90 (8.84%) Front Office Developer
16 80 (7.86%) Finance Business Analyst
17 69 (6.78%) AWS Developer
18 59 (5.80%) Finance Manager
19 58 (5.70%) AWS Architect
19 58 (5.70%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (45.48%) Web Services
2 364 (35.76%) React
3 352 (34.58%) AngularJS
4 262 (25.74%) Vue.js
5 167 (16.40%) .NET
6 107 (10.51%) .NET Core
7 98 (9.63%) Node.js
8 64 (6.29%) ASP.NET
9 56 (5.50%) Pandas
10 48 (4.72%) ASP.NET Core
11 34 (3.34%) FIX Protocol
12 30 (2.95%) NumPy
13 28 (2.75%) Spring
14 27 (2.65%) Redux
15 26 (2.55%) Shiny
16 25 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (2.46%) Kafka
17 22 (2.16%) CSS
18 21 (2.06%) HTML
19 19 (1.87%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 617 (60.61%) Fixed Income
2 567 (55.70%) Hedge funds
3 495 (48.62%) Derivative
4 477 (46.86%) Equities
5 380 (37.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 155 (15.23%) Reference Data
7 62 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
8 50 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
9 41 (4.03%) Algorithms
10 36 (3.54%) Blog
10 36 (3.54%) Credit Derivative
11 33 (3.24%) Market Risk
12 30 (2.95%) OTC Derivatives
13 24 (2.36%) Equity Derivative
14 22 (2.16%) Data Structures
15 19 (1.87%) Public Cloud
16 16 (1.57%) Virtual Team
17 9 (0.88%) User Experience
18 8 (0.79%) Private Cloud
19 7 (0.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.27%) Linux
2 34 (3.34%) Unix
3 31 (3.05%) Windows
4 10 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.39%) Solaris
6 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.098%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.098%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.098%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (52.16%) Asset Management
3 388 (38.11%) Software Engineering
4 372 (36.54%) Investment Management
5 179 (17.58%) Analytics
6 156 (15.32%) Fintech
7 107 (10.51%) Migration
8 99 (9.72%) Computer Science
9 96 (9.43%) Microservices
10 94 (9.23%) Wealth Management
11 80 (7.86%) Scrum
12 79 (7.76%) Data Management
13 77 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
14 74 (7.27%) Portfolio Management
15 70 (6.88%) Enterprise Data Management
16 67 (6.58%) Mathematics
16 67 (6.58%) Open Source
17 64 (6.29%) Electronic Trading
18 61 (5.99%) TDD
19 60 (5.89%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 620 (60.90%) Python
2 489 (48.04%) Java
3 404 (39.69%) SQL
4 394 (38.70%) JavaScript
5 209 (20.53%) C#
6 158 (15.52%) R
7 118 (11.59%) C++
8 111 (10.90%) Kotlin
9 82 (8.06%) TypeScript
10 44 (4.32%) VBA
11 32 (3.14%) Scala
12 31 (3.05%) MATLAB
13 22 (2.16%) Perl
14 21 (2.06%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.87%) Clojure
16 16 (1.57%) Ruby
17 12 (1.18%) Java 8
18 10 (0.98%) PHP
19 8 (0.79%) Go
20 6 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 86 (8.45%) Degree
2 31 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.98%) PhD
4 9 (0.88%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.20%) ISEB
5 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.098%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.098%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.098%) MOS
6 1 (0.098%) RHCE
6 1 (0.098%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.098%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.26%) QA
2 4 (0.39%) MiFID
3 3 (0.29%) EMIR
4 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 61 (5.99%) Docker
2 11 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.098%) HDFS
6 1 (0.098%) Squid
6 1 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (5.40%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.79%) Ansible
2 8 (0.79%) Terraform
3 6 (0.59%) Nagios
3 6 (0.59%) SCCM
4 3 (0.29%) Control-M
5 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.098%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.098%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 169 (16.60%) Bloomberg
2 65 (6.39%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.32%) Reuters
4 42 (4.13%) Charles River
5 41 (4.03%) Calypso
6 39 (3.83%) GoldenSource
6 39 (3.83%) SimCorp
7 37 (3.63%) Google
8 30 (2.95%) FactSet
9 15 (1.47%) Oracle
10 8 (0.79%) Informatica
11 7 (0.69%) ION Trading
11 7 (0.69%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.59%) Apple
12 6 (0.59%) Cisco
12 6 (0.59%) Murex
13 5 (0.49%) Sybase
14 4 (0.39%) Fidessa
14 4 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.39%) Sun