Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 113 128
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15 -32
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,761 2,034 1,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.90% 2.91% 2.65%
As % of the General category 6.11% 5.85% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,482 1,647 1,523
London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £118,750 £117,500 £112,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000

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 28,826 34,756 34,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.55% 49.65% 50.77%
Number of salaries quoted 22,600 27,663 29,025
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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 -34 323 £80,000 +1.59% 28
West London +40 18 £75,000 +20.00%
East London +12 10 £65,000 -3.70%
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 1,125 (63.88%) Finance
2 770 (43.73%) SQL
3 731 (41.51%) Banking
4 684 (38.84%) Java
5 667 (37.88%) Fixed Income
6 581 (32.99%) Derivative
7 568 (32.25%) C#
8 539 (30.61%) Equities
9 536 (30.44%) Asset Management
10 531 (30.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 509 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
12 482 (27.37%) Investment Management
13 430 (24.42%) Python
14 421 (23.91%) Oracle
15 403 (22.88%) Hedge funds
16 365 (20.73%) Software Engineering
17 335 (19.02%) .NET
18 331 (18.80%) C++
19 287 (16.30%) Computer Science
20 281 (15.96%) Degree
21 279 (15.84%) Investment Banking
22 271 (15.39%) Linux
23 257 (14.59%) FIX Protocol
24 249 (14.14%) JavaScript
25 248 (14.08%) Unix
26 234 (13.29%) AngularJS
27 206 (11.70%) XML
28 203 (11.53%) SQL Server
29 185 (10.51%) Multithreading
30 184 (10.45%) Low Latency

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
1 156 (8.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 68 (3.86%) Apache
3 57 (3.24%) Tomcat
4 31 (1.76%) Confluence
5 23 (1.31%) Jupyter
6 21 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
7 17 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (0.51%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.34%) IIS
11 5 (0.28%) GemFire
12 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.11%) SAS
13 2 (0.11%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.057%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.057%) nginx
14 1 (0.057%) SharePoint
Applications
1 68 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.057%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 151 (8.57%) thinkFolio
2 57 (3.24%) Markit EDM
3 51 (2.90%) Front Arena
4 36 (2.04%) Temenos T24
5 26 (1.48%) LatentZero
6 15 (0.85%) LongView
7 13 (0.74%) Eze OMS
8 9 (0.51%) Bloomberg AIM
8 9 (0.51%) Eagle PACE
9 7 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.28%) MetaTrader
10 5 (0.28%) Minerva
11 4 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 4 (0.23%) Capstone
11 4 (0.23%) Endur
11 4 (0.23%) ION MarketView
11 4 (0.23%) Tesseract
12 3 (0.17%) OpenLink RightAngle
13 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 173 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (3.58%) GitHub
4 54 (3.07%) SaaS
5 35 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (1.25%) Amazon S3
7 21 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 15 (0.85%) Office 365
9 9 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.51%) Serverless
10 8 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.40%) IaaS
12 5 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.23%) npm
13 4 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.057%) Azure Functions
14 1 (0.057%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.29%) FIX Connectivity
2 27 (1.53%) Firewall
3 18 (1.02%) BGP
3 18 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
3 18 (1.02%) EIGRP
3 18 (1.02%) MPLS
3 18 (1.02%) OpenScape
3 18 (1.02%) OSPF
3 18 (1.02%) Unified Communications
3 18 (1.02%) VoIP
4 16 (0.91%) Wireless
5 15 (0.85%) Cisco Wireless
5 15 (0.85%) GLBP
5 15 (0.85%) HSRP
5 15 (0.85%) Plixer Scrutinizer
6 13 (0.74%) HTTP
7 11 (0.62%) LAN
7 11 (0.62%) Multicast
7 11 (0.62%) WAN
8 6 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (11.53%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.54%) Relational Database
3 44 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 37 (2.10%) RDBMS
5 34 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
5 34 (1.93%) MySQL
6 25 (1.42%) KDB
6 25 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
8 23 (1.31%) Big Data
8 23 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 22 (1.25%) Hadoop
10 21 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
14 12 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.68%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.68%) Redis
15 10 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (3.52%) JIRA
2 60 (3.41%) Maven
3 56 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 56 (3.18%) Subversion
4 55 (3.12%) Jenkins
5 25 (1.42%) Eclipse
5 25 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 22 (1.25%) Selenium
7 20 (1.14%) Bitbucket
8 18 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (1.02%) TeamCity
9 17 (0.97%) Artifactory
10 15 (0.85%) Babel
10 15 (0.85%) webpack
11 13 (0.74%) Hudson
12 10 (0.57%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.40%) Gradle
14 6 (0.34%) HP UFT
14 6 (0.34%) NUnit
14 6 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,125 (63.88%) Finance
2 731 (41.51%) Banking
3 279 (15.84%) Investment Banking
4 151 (8.57%) Back Office
5 63 (3.58%) Financial Institution
6 53 (3.01%) French Language
6 53 (3.01%) Italian Language
6 53 (3.01%) Spanish Language
7 51 (2.90%) German Language
8 36 (2.04%) Games
9 27 (1.53%) Legal
10 22 (1.25%) Marketing
11 17 (0.97%) Advertising
12 15 (0.85%) Private Banking
12 15 (0.85%) Publishing
13 13 (0.74%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.57%) Retail
15 8 (0.45%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
17 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 737 (41.85%) Developer
2 355 (20.16%) Analyst
3 278 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 246 (13.97%) Applications Support
5 189 (10.73%) C# Developer
5 189 (10.73%) Front Office Developer
6 180 (10.22%) Business Analyst
7 140 (7.95%) Support Analyst
8 108 (6.13%) Support Engineer
9 100 (5.68%) Software Engineer
10 98 (5.57%) Senior Developer
11 94 (5.34%) Applications Support Analyst
12 90 (5.11%) Consultant
13 85 (4.83%) Applications Engineer
14 81 (4.60%) Architect
15 79 (4.49%) .NET Developer
15 79 (4.49%) Applications Support Engineer
16 78 (4.43%) Java Engineer
16 78 (4.43%) SQL Developer
17 76 (4.32%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (19.02%) .NET
2 257 (14.59%) FIX Protocol
3 234 (13.29%) AngularJS
4 206 (11.70%) XML
5 180 (10.22%) React
6 155 (8.80%) Web Services
7 127 (7.21%) HTML
8 123 (6.98%) Node.js
9 122 (6.93%) J2EE
10 102 (5.79%) ASP.NET
11 74 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 74 (4.20%) WPF
12 64 (3.63%) CSS
13 56 (3.18%) HTML5
14 55 (3.12%) J2SE
15 40 (2.27%) Vue.js
16 37 (2.10%) .NET Framework
17 34 (1.93%) Spring
18 33 (1.87%) NumPy
19 32 (1.82%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 667 (37.88%) Fixed Income
2 581 (32.99%) Derivative
3 539 (30.61%) Equities
4 531 (30.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 403 (22.88%) Hedge funds
6 158 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
7 145 (8.23%) Greenfield Project
8 118 (6.70%) Fintech
9 63 (3.58%) Management Information System
10 53 (3.01%) Algorithms
11 51 (2.90%) User Experience
12 48 (2.73%) Mobile App
13 39 (2.21%) Equity Derivative
13 39 (2.21%) Market Risk
14 37 (2.10%) OTC Derivatives
15 34 (1.93%) Data Structures
16 32 (1.82%) Credit Derivative
17 26 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
18 22 (1.25%) Cloud Native
18 22 (1.25%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 271 (15.39%) Linux
2 248 (14.08%) Unix
3 122 (6.93%) Windows
4 21 (1.19%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.08%) Windows 7
6 17 (0.97%) CentOS
6 17 (0.97%) Fedora
7 13 (0.74%) Solaris
8 10 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.51%) SUSE
9 9 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.45%) AIX
10 8 (0.45%) HPUX
11 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.057%) Android
13 1 (0.057%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (30.44%) Asset Management
2 509 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
3 482 (27.37%) Investment Management
4 365 (20.73%) Software Engineering
5 287 (16.30%) Computer Science
6 185 (10.51%) Multithreading
7 184 (10.45%) Low Latency
8 175 (9.94%) Workflow
9 167 (9.48%) Electronic Trading
10 166 (9.43%) Wealth Management
11 159 (9.03%) Mathematics
11 159 (9.03%) Portfolio Management
12 150 (8.52%) Business Analysis
13 136 (7.72%) Project Management
14 133 (7.55%) DevOps
15 126 (7.16%) Algorithmic Trading
15 126 (7.16%) Fund Management
15 126 (7.16%) OO
16 115 (6.53%) Scrum
17 114 (6.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 770 (43.73%) SQL
2 684 (38.84%) Java
3 568 (32.25%) C#
4 430 (24.42%) Python
5 331 (18.80%) C++
6 249 (14.14%) JavaScript
7 175 (9.94%) Perl
8 136 (7.72%) Bash Shell
9 71 (4.03%) VBA
10 65 (3.69%) PL/SQL
11 59 (3.35%) Ruby
12 57 (3.24%) R
13 41 (2.33%) Scala
14 39 (2.21%) C
14 39 (2.21%) Java 8
15 30 (1.70%) PowerShell
16 27 (1.53%) Korn
16 27 (1.53%) Shell Script
17 26 (1.48%) Bourne shell
18 22 (1.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 281 (15.96%) Degree
2 64 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (1.48%) Master's Degree
4 18 (1.02%) CCIE
4 18 (1.02%) CCNA
4 18 (1.02%) CCVP
4 18 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.57%) MCSE
7 8 (0.45%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.34%) CFA
9 6 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.28%) CEH
10 5 (0.28%) CISSP
10 5 (0.28%) CREST Certified
10 5 (0.28%) ISEB
10 5 (0.28%) PhD
10 5 (0.28%) PMP
10 5 (0.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.39%) QA
2 55 (3.12%) GDPR
3 51 (2.90%) MiFID
4 14 (0.80%) SLA
5 10 (0.57%) EMIR
6 9 (0.51%) PMO
7 8 (0.45%) Basel III
7 8 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.11%) FATCA
10 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 143 (8.12%) Docker
2 23 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.34%) GridGain
3 6 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.17%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.057%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.057%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (2.27%) Terraform
2 39 (2.21%) Icinga
2 39 (2.21%) Nagios
2 39 (2.21%) ZABBIX
3 35 (1.99%) Kubernetes
4 18 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 18 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
5 17 (0.97%) Ansible
6 11 (0.62%) Puppet
7 10 (0.57%) Control-M
8 7 (0.40%) SCCM
9 5 (0.28%) HP Fortify
9 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.057%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.057%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 421 (23.91%) Oracle
2 182 (10.34%) Bloomberg
3 145 (8.23%) Reuters
4 121 (6.87%) Charles River
5 105 (5.96%) Microsoft
6 64 (3.63%) FXall
7 62 (3.52%) MarketAxess
7 62 (3.52%) Tradeweb
8 58 (3.29%) Calypso
8 58 (3.29%) ION Trading
9 54 (3.07%) SolarWinds
10 52 (2.95%) SimCorp
11 49 (2.78%) Eze Software Group
12 47 (2.67%) Fidessa
13 41 (2.33%) TIBCO
14 40 (2.27%) Sybase
15 38 (2.16%) Red Hat
16 34 (1.93%) Cadence
17 33 (1.87%) Murex
18 28 (1.59%) Google