Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 125 95
Rank change year-on-year +13 -30 -14
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,036 1,806 2,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.91% 2.65% 3.32%
As % of the General category 5.87% 5.23% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,648 1,512 2,392
London median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,300 £43,750
90th Percentile £117,500 £112,500 £110,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 34,701 34,557 44,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 49.60% 50.76% 53.70%
Number of salaries quoted 27,619 28,791 38,159
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,888
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -18 513 £80,000 - 63
East London +9 23 £67,500 - 1
West London +4 2 £62,500 +8.70% 8
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1,242 (61.00%) Finance
2 780 (38.31%) SQL
3 746 (36.64%) Banking
4 672 (33.01%) Java
5 565 (27.75%) C#
6 558 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
7 492 (24.17%) Equities
8 476 (23.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 461 (22.64%) Investment Banking
10 435 (21.37%) Fixed Income
11 424 (20.83%) Derivative
12 387 (19.01%) Degree
13 385 (18.91%) Python
14 332 (16.31%) Unix
15 304 (14.93%) Asset Management
16 296 (14.54%) Linux
17 294 (14.44%) C++
18 292 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
19 286 (14.05%) Multithreading
20 282 (13.85%) .NET
21 268 (13.16%) Computer Science
22 259 (12.72%) Low Latency
22 259 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
23 256 (12.57%) Electronic Trading
24 241 (11.84%) SQL Server
25 235 (11.54%) Oracle
26 226 (11.10%) Risk Management
27 220 (10.81%) Mathematics
28 209 (10.27%) Software Engineering
29 199 (9.77%) Investment Management

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 52 (2.55%) Apache Spark
2 48 (2.36%) Apache
3 33 (1.62%) Tomcat
4 28 (1.38%) IIS
5 21 (1.03%) SharePoint
6 20 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 19 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 14 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.64%) Confluence
10 11 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.20%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.15%) IPython
14 2 (0.098%) DataSynapse
14 2 (0.098%) SAS
14 2 (0.098%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.098%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.098%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.049%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.049%) JBoss
Applications
1 151 (7.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.049%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 100 (4.91%) thinkFolio
2 39 (1.92%) Front Arena
3 33 (1.62%) Eagle PACE
4 24 (1.18%) ION MarketView
5 23 (1.13%) Bloomberg AIM
6 22 (1.08%) Markit EDM
7 12 (0.59%) Summit
8 11 (0.54%) Workfront
9 7 (0.34%) Endur
10 6 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 4 (0.20%) Advent Geneva
11 4 (0.20%) LatentZero
11 4 (0.20%) Tradar
12 3 (0.15%) Eikon
12 3 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
13 2 (0.098%) Aligne
13 2 (0.098%) Kondor
13 2 (0.098%) MetaTrader
13 2 (0.098%) Murex MxG2000
14 1 (0.049%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 106 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.79%) Office 365
3 16 (0.79%) SaaS
4 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.29%) GitHub
5 4 (0.20%) npm
6 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.049%) IaaS
8 1 (0.049%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.049%) PaaS
8 1 (0.049%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.98%) LAN
2 19 (0.93%) WAN
3 16 (0.79%) DNS
4 13 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.54%) DHCP
6 10 (0.49%) FIX Connectivity
7 9 (0.44%) Firewall
8 6 (0.29%) HTTP
8 6 (0.29%) SAN
9 5 (0.25%) Internet
9 5 (0.25%) Wireless
10 4 (0.20%) VoIP
10 4 (0.20%) VPN
11 3 (0.15%) Intranet
11 3 (0.15%) Multicast
12 2 (0.098%) Broadband
12 2 (0.098%) FTP
12 2 (0.098%) NAS
12 2 (0.098%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.049%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 127 (6.24%) Big Data
3 65 (3.19%) Oracle Database
4 61 (3.00%) Hadoop
5 57 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 54 (2.65%) Blockchain
7 50 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (2.31%) KDB
9 44 (2.16%) NoSQL
10 31 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 30 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (1.28%) Couchbase
14 22 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
15 21 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (0.79%) MongoDB
18 15 (0.74%) MySQL
19 13 (0.64%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 60 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 50 (2.46%) JIRA
3 42 (2.06%) Maven
4 38 (1.87%) Vagrant
5 37 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 30 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (1.38%) JUnit
7 28 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 27 (1.33%) Subversion
8 27 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (1.23%) Selenium
10 19 (0.93%) SpecFlow
11 18 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (0.74%) Gradle
13 14 (0.69%) Cucumber
14 12 (0.59%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.59%) MSBuild
14 12 (0.59%) NUnit
15 11 (0.54%) Visual Studio
16 9 (0.44%) Mockito
General
1 1,242 (61.00%) Finance
2 746 (36.64%) Banking
3 461 (22.64%) Investment Banking
4 85 (4.17%) Back Office
5 59 (2.90%) Legal
6 54 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 44 (2.16%) Advertising
8 41 (2.01%) French Language
9 28 (1.38%) Retail
10 26 (1.28%) Private Banking
11 24 (1.18%) Games
12 20 (0.98%) German Language
13 19 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
13 19 (0.93%) Italian Language
14 15 (0.74%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.69%) Spanish Language
15 14 (0.69%) Telecoms
16 13 (0.64%) Marketing
17 7 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
18 4 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,015 (49.85%) Developer
2 432 (21.22%) Analyst
3 378 (18.57%) Java Developer
4 251 (12.33%) Front Office Developer
5 231 (11.35%) C# Developer
6 206 (10.12%) Business Analyst
7 195 (9.58%) Applications Support
8 126 (6.19%) Support Analyst
9 119 (5.84%) Senior Developer
10 118 (5.80%) C++ Developer
11 100 (4.91%) Python Developer
12 85 (4.17%) Software Engineer
13 82 (4.03%) .NET Developer
13 82 (4.03%) Software Developer
14 76 (3.73%) Quantitative Developer
15 75 (3.68%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 73 (3.59%) Consultant
17 71 (3.49%) Junior
18 70 (3.44%) Support Engineer
19 68 (3.34%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (13.85%) .NET
2 182 (8.94%) FIX Protocol
3 152 (7.47%) AngularJS
4 151 (7.42%) WPF
5 115 (5.65%) HTML
6 111 (5.45%) WCF
7 109 (5.35%) React
8 106 (5.21%) XML
9 84 (4.13%) Web Services
10 73 (3.59%) ASP.NET
11 72 (3.54%) J2EE
12 65 (3.19%) HTML5
13 61 (3.00%) J2SE
14 54 (2.65%) Kafka
15 49 (2.41%) .NET Framework
16 39 (1.92%) WinForms
17 38 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (1.87%) Spring
18 32 (1.57%) LINQ
19 31 (1.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 492 (24.17%) Equities
2 476 (23.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 435 (21.37%) Fixed Income
4 424 (20.83%) Derivative
5 268 (13.16%) Computer Science
6 259 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
7 189 (9.28%) Hedge funds
8 166 (8.15%) Greenfield Project
9 120 (5.89%) Algorithms
10 83 (4.08%) Equity Derivative
11 74 (3.63%) Fintech
12 69 (3.39%) Credit Derivative
13 65 (3.19%) Credit Risk
14 52 (2.55%) Data Structures
15 50 (2.46%) User Experience
16 45 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
16 45 (2.21%) Management Information System
17 44 (2.16%) Exotic Derivative
18 42 (2.06%) Market Risk
19 34 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 332 (16.31%) Unix
2 296 (14.54%) Linux
3 153 (7.51%) Windows
4 41 (2.01%) Solaris
5 28 (1.38%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.15%) Android
10 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.049%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.049%) CentOS
11 1 (0.049%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.049%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (14.93%) Asset Management
3 292 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
4 286 (14.05%) Multithreading
5 259 (12.72%) Low Latency
6 256 (12.57%) Electronic Trading
7 226 (11.10%) Risk Management
8 220 (10.81%) Mathematics
9 209 (10.27%) Software Engineering
10 199 (9.77%) Investment Management
11 172 (8.45%) OO
12 169 (8.30%) Algorithmic Trading
12 169 (8.30%) Analytics
13 167 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
14 143 (7.02%) DevOps
15 131 (6.43%) Project Management
15 131 (6.43%) TDD
16 124 (6.09%) SDLC
17 122 (5.99%) Scrum
18 117 (5.75%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 780 (38.31%) SQL
2 672 (33.01%) Java
3 565 (27.75%) C#
4 385 (18.91%) Python
5 294 (14.44%) C++
6 177 (8.69%) JavaScript
7 130 (6.39%) VBA
8 111 (5.45%) Perl
9 107 (5.26%) Bash Shell
10 87 (4.27%) Shell Script
11 84 (4.13%) Scala
12 75 (3.68%) Java 8
13 66 (3.24%) T-SQL
14 65 (3.19%) C
15 55 (2.70%) PowerShell
15 55 (2.70%) R
16 48 (2.36%) Ruby
17 38 (1.87%) PL/SQL
17 38 (1.87%) VB
18 35 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 387 (19.01%) Degree
2 68 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.72%) PhD
4 31 (1.52%) Master's Degree
5 29 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
7 20 (0.98%) MCSE
8 17 (0.83%) CFA
9 11 (0.54%) MCP
10 8 (0.39%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.20%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.15%) ISEB
13 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.15%) PMP
14 2 (0.098%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.049%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.049%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.049%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.22%) QA
2 45 (2.21%) MiFID
3 34 (1.67%) SLA
4 28 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
5 17 (0.83%) EMIR
6 9 (0.44%) PMO
7 5 (0.25%) GDPR
8 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.15%) FATCA
10 1 (0.049%) Basel III
10 1 (0.049%) CRD IV
System Software
1 77 (3.78%) Docker
2 23 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.29%) GridGain
5 6 (0.29%) HDFS
6 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.098%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.098%) XenApp
9 1 (0.049%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.049%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 48 (2.36%) Terraform
2 23 (1.13%) SCCM
3 16 (0.79%) Control-M
4 8 (0.39%) Ansible
5 7 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.20%) Mesos
6 4 (0.20%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.20%) Puppet
7 3 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.098%) WSUS
9 1 (0.049%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.049%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.049%) Kibana
9 1 (0.049%) Nagios
9 1 (0.049%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.049%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.049%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 235 (11.54%) Oracle
2 168 (8.25%) Bloomberg
3 127 (6.24%) Microsoft
4 121 (5.94%) Sybase
5 117 (5.75%) Charles River
6 70 (3.44%) Murex
7 65 (3.19%) Calypso
8 64 (3.14%) Fidessa
9 60 (2.95%) Reuters
10 57 (2.80%) TIBCO
11 52 (2.55%) FXall
12 41 (2.01%) SimCorp
13 40 (1.96%) ION Trading
14 35 (1.72%) Tableau
15 34 (1.67%) Tradeweb
16 27 (1.33%) Citrix
17 24 (1.18%) MarketAxess
18 20 (0.98%) Cadence
19 19 (0.93%) FactSet
19 19 (0.93%) Informatica