Period
to 21 January 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 117 72
Rank change year-on-year +29 -45 +5
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,567 1,932 3,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.70% 2.75% 3.91%
As % of the General category 7.02% 5.28% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,615 1,629 2,713
London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £110,000 £107,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - +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 36,551 36,603 46,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 52.68% 52.06% 55.01%
Number of salaries quoted 27,660 31,076 39,197
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -

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 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 January 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 -17 497 £75,000 -6.25% 53
East London -8 17 £70,000 -22.22% 10
West London +20 6 £77,500 -26.19% 10
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1,660 (64.67%) Finance
2 1,242 (48.38%) Banking
3 994 (38.72%) Investment Banking
4 942 (36.70%) Java
5 844 (32.88%) SQL
6 832 (32.41%) Asset Management
7 669 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
8 639 (24.89%) Wealth Management
9 628 (24.46%) Retail Banking
10 572 (22.28%) C#
11 550 (21.43%) Derivative
12 527 (20.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 484 (18.85%) Equities
14 481 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
15 453 (17.65%) Unix
16 436 (16.98%) Fixed Income
17 399 (15.54%) Python
18 387 (15.08%) Oracle
19 379 (14.76%) Degree
20 369 (14.37%) Multithreading
21 344 (13.40%) Linux
22 343 (13.36%) Low Latency
23 342 (13.32%) SDLC
24 319 (12.43%) Risk Management
25 291 (11.34%) .NET
26 285 (11.10%) C++
27 280 (10.91%) OO
28 272 (10.60%) Electronic Trading
29 264 (10.28%) JavaScript
30 261 (10.17%) Business Analysis

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 63 (2.45%) Apache
2 57 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 51 (1.99%) Apache Spark
4 44 (1.71%) Confluence
5 42 (1.64%) IIS
6 37 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 31 (1.21%) DataSynapse
7 31 (1.21%) SharePoint
8 17 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
8 17 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
9 12 (0.47%) SAS
10 8 (0.31%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.23%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.16%) JBoss
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.16%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.12%) GemFire
14 3 (0.12%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.12%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 96 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.12%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 72 (2.80%) ION MarketView
2 61 (2.38%) thinkFolio
3 23 (0.90%) Bloomberg AIM
4 10 (0.39%) LatentZero
4 10 (0.39%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.31%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 8 (0.31%) Eikon
6 7 (0.27%) Endur
7 6 (0.23%) Summit
8 5 (0.19%) Workfront
9 4 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle TCA
9 4 (0.16%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.12%) LongView
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.12%) Sage CRM
10 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.12%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (0.82%) Office 365
3 19 (0.74%) SaaS
4 12 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.23%) GitHub
7 5 (0.19%) npm
8 3 (0.12%) IaaS
8 3 (0.12%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.078%) Yarn
10 1 (0.039%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.039%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.039%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.039%) PaaS
10 1 (0.039%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.44%) Firewall
2 22 (0.86%) FIX Connectivity
3 14 (0.55%) DNS
3 14 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.47%) DHCP
4 12 (0.47%) LAN
4 12 (0.47%) WAN
5 9 (0.35%) SAN
6 7 (0.27%) HTTP
7 6 (0.23%) Wireless
8 5 (0.19%) NAS
9 2 (0.078%) Internet
9 2 (0.078%) Intranet
9 2 (0.078%) Multicast
9 2 (0.078%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.078%) SSH
9 2 (0.078%) VPN
10 1 (0.039%) Network Security
10 1 (0.039%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 150 (5.84%) Relational Database
3 146 (5.69%) Big Data
4 109 (4.25%) Hadoop
5 83 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 72 (2.80%) RDBMS
7 66 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 57 (2.22%) KDB
9 52 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 45 (1.75%) NoSQL
11 36 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (1.36%) MySQL
12 35 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
13 32 (1.25%) Blockchain
13 32 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
13 32 (1.25%) Power BI
14 29 (1.13%) Hazelcast
14 29 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 28 (1.09%) Star Schema
16 27 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 127 (4.95%) Subversion
2 123 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 93 (3.62%) JIRA
4 71 (2.77%) Maven
5 69 (2.69%) TeamCity
6 49 (1.91%) Cucumber
7 45 (1.75%) Jenkins
8 30 (1.17%) GCC
8 30 (1.17%) Gradle
9 26 (1.01%) JUnit
10 21 (0.82%) Eclipse
11 15 (0.58%) JBehave
12 14 (0.55%) Jasmine
13 12 (0.47%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
16 8 (0.31%) gulp
17 6 (0.23%) Ant
17 6 (0.23%) Mockito
17 6 (0.23%) webpack
General
1 1,660 (64.67%) Finance
2 1,242 (48.38%) Banking
3 994 (38.72%) Investment Banking
4 628 (24.46%) Retail Banking
5 142 (5.53%) Back Office
6 127 (4.95%) Financial Institution
7 58 (2.26%) Advertising
8 49 (1.91%) Private Banking
9 48 (1.87%) Corporate Banking
10 46 (1.79%) Marketing
11 37 (1.44%) Legal
12 28 (1.09%) Retail
13 17 (0.66%) Games
14 16 (0.62%) Telecoms
15 10 (0.39%) French Language
16 9 (0.35%) Music Industry
17 4 (0.16%) International Banking
18 3 (0.12%) German Language
19 2 (0.078%) Law
20 1 (0.039%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,119 (43.59%) Developer
2 571 (22.24%) Analyst
3 443 (17.26%) Java Developer
4 373 (14.53%) Business Analyst
5 246 (9.58%) Applications Support
6 224 (8.73%) Senior Developer
7 189 (7.36%) Support Analyst
8 181 (7.05%) C# Developer
9 179 (6.97%) Front Office Developer
10 160 (6.23%) Software Engineer
11 106 (4.13%) Applications Support Analyst
12 95 (3.70%) Banking Analyst
13 94 (3.66%) C++ Developer
14 91 (3.54%) Python Developer
15 90 (3.51%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 90 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
16 85 (3.31%) .NET Developer
17 83 (3.23%) Financial Analyst
18 76 (2.96%) IT Support
19 73 (2.84%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (11.34%) .NET
2 213 (8.30%) FIX Protocol
3 174 (6.78%) HTML
4 126 (4.91%) WPF
5 125 (4.87%) AngularJS
6 115 (4.48%) XML
7 89 (3.47%) HTML5
7 89 (3.47%) Kafka
8 84 (3.27%) ASP.NET
9 74 (2.88%) React
9 74 (2.88%) REST
10 72 (2.80%) Spring
10 72 (2.80%) WCF
11 62 (2.42%) Web Services
12 61 (2.38%) Hibernate
13 57 (2.22%) Middleware
14 54 (2.10%) CSS
15 43 (1.68%) .NET Framework
16 38 (1.48%) XSLT
17 36 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 550 (21.43%) Derivative
2 527 (20.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 484 (18.85%) Equities
4 481 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
5 436 (16.98%) Fixed Income
6 260 (10.13%) Computer Science
7 158 (6.16%) Equity Derivative
8 143 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
9 117 (4.56%) Algorithms
10 115 (4.48%) Hedge funds
11 105 (4.09%) Credit Risk
12 80 (3.12%) Linux Command Line
13 77 (3.00%) Market Risk
14 65 (2.53%) Data Structures
15 61 (2.38%) Fintech
16 58 (2.26%) Credit Derivative
17 52 (2.03%) User Experience
18 44 (1.71%) Management Information System
19 43 (1.68%) Exotic Derivative
20 27 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 453 (17.65%) Unix
2 344 (13.40%) Linux
3 219 (8.53%) Windows
4 41 (1.60%) Solaris
5 27 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 18 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.23%) OS/390
11 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.078%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.078%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.039%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.039%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (32.41%) Asset Management
2 669 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
3 639 (24.89%) Wealth Management
4 369 (14.37%) Multithreading
5 343 (13.36%) Low Latency
6 342 (13.32%) SDLC
7 319 (12.43%) Risk Management
8 280 (10.91%) OO
9 272 (10.60%) Electronic Trading
10 261 (10.17%) Business Analysis
11 233 (9.08%) Mathematics
12 227 (8.84%) Project Management
13 219 (8.53%) Software Engineering
14 201 (7.83%) Analytics
15 187 (7.28%) Test Automation
16 171 (6.66%) Investment Management
17 165 (6.43%) TDD
18 156 (6.08%) Algorithmic Trading
19 151 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
20 148 (5.77%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 942 (36.70%) Java
2 844 (32.88%) SQL
3 572 (22.28%) C#
4 399 (15.54%) Python
5 285 (11.10%) C++
6 264 (10.28%) JavaScript
7 119 (4.64%) Perl
8 109 (4.25%) Shell Script
9 106 (4.13%) VBA
10 66 (2.57%) VB
11 65 (2.53%) PL/SQL
12 63 (2.45%) Bash Shell
13 56 (2.18%) Scala
14 54 (2.10%) MATLAB
14 54 (2.10%) R
15 50 (1.95%) C
16 48 (1.87%) PowerShell
17 43 (1.68%) T-SQL
18 38 (1.48%) TypeScript
19 30 (1.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 379 (14.76%) Degree
2 53 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (1.21%) PhD
4 28 (1.09%) Master's Degree
5 21 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (0.62%) CFA
7 14 (0.55%) MCSE
8 11 (0.43%) MCP
9 9 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.31%) CIMA
11 3 (0.12%) ISEB
11 3 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.12%) PMP
12 2 (0.078%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.039%) CCNA
13 1 (0.039%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.039%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.039%) MBA
13 1 (0.039%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (8.80%) QA
2 57 (2.22%) MiFID
3 42 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 28 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
4 28 (1.09%) SLA
5 27 (1.05%) EMIR
6 5 (0.19%) PMO
7 4 (0.16%) GDPR
8 3 (0.12%) FATCA
9 2 (0.078%) Basel III
10 1 (0.039%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.039%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.039%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.78%) Docker
3 12 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 12 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.39%) HDFS
5 9 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.27%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.16%) GridGain
8 4 (0.16%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.039%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.039%) XenApp
10 1 (0.039%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (1.05%) PowerBroker
2 21 (0.82%) Control-M
3 15 (0.58%) SCCM
4 13 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (0.23%) Mesos
5 6 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
6 4 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.16%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.078%) Puppet
9 1 (0.039%) Ansible
9 1 (0.039%) Graphite
9 1 (0.039%) Kibana
9 1 (0.039%) OpenView
9 1 (0.039%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 387 (15.08%) Oracle
2 166 (6.47%) Sybase
3 146 (5.69%) Microsoft
4 109 (4.25%) Bloomberg
5 105 (4.09%) ION Trading
6 103 (4.01%) Charles River
7 80 (3.12%) Murex
8 64 (2.49%) TIBCO
9 48 (1.87%) Fidessa
10 34 (1.32%) Reuters
11 28 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
12 27 (1.05%) Calypso
12 27 (1.05%) Citrix
12 27 (1.05%) Informatica
13 26 (1.01%) Cadence
14 17 (0.66%) Sun
15 16 (0.62%) StreamBase
16 14 (0.55%) VMware
17 13 (0.51%) Solace
18 12 (0.47%) Tableau