Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 93 106
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -29
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,309 2,488 2,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.23% 3.39% 2.97%
As % of the General category 6.52% 6.52% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,795 1,646 2,170
London median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £70,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.76% +0.36%
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £111,250 £110,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +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 35,423 38,163 43,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 49.49% 51.95% 52.86%
Number of salaries quoted 27,351 29,121 37,595
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.68%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -16 549 £80,000 +6.67% 54
East London +2 17 £62,500 -0.79% 9
South London +2 5 £24,000 - 1
West London +9 2 £66,250 +15.22% 18
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 1,553 (67.26%) Finance
2 899 (38.93%) SQL
3 894 (38.72%) Banking
4 887 (38.41%) Java
5 658 (28.50%) C#
6 636 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
7 605 (26.20%) Equities
8 571 (24.73%) Derivative
9 563 (24.38%) Investment Banking
10 555 (24.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 544 (23.56%) Fixed Income
12 542 (23.47%) Asset Management
13 536 (23.21%) Degree
14 523 (22.65%) Python
15 407 (17.63%) Investment Management
16 394 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
17 366 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
18 363 (15.72%) Computer Science
19 356 (15.42%) Low Latency
20 348 (15.07%) C++
21 342 (14.81%) Hedge funds
22 339 (14.68%) Software Engineering
23 327 (14.16%) SQL Server
24 313 (13.56%) Multithreading
25 284 (12.30%) .NET
26 277 (12.00%) Electronic Trading
27 271 (11.74%) Risk Management
28 265 (11.48%) Analytics
29 261 (11.30%) Linux
30 258 (11.17%) Mathematics

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 96 (4.16%) Apache Spark
2 53 (2.30%) Apache
3 38 (1.65%) Tomcat
4 32 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
6 19 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 15 (0.65%) Ethereum
8 14 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.52%) IIS
10 11 (0.48%) Confluence
11 9 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.26%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.22%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.17%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.087%) IPython
16 2 (0.087%) SAS
17 1 (0.043%) Luigi
17 1 (0.043%) WildFly
Applications
1 173 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 164 (7.10%) thinkFolio
2 87 (3.77%) Front Arena
3 68 (2.94%) Markit EDM
4 48 (2.08%) Eagle PACE
5 28 (1.21%) Bloomberg AIM
6 24 (1.04%) ION MarketView
7 15 (0.65%) Ripple
8 11 (0.48%) LatentZero
9 9 (0.39%) Summit
10 8 (0.35%) Endur
11 7 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 7 (0.30%) Workfront
12 4 (0.17%) Advent Geneva
12 4 (0.17%) LongView
12 4 (0.17%) Tradar
13 2 (0.087%) Aligne
13 2 (0.087%) Eagle STAR
13 2 (0.087%) Eikon
14 1 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
14 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 171 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.34%) Office 365
4 21 (0.91%) SaaS
5 6 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.22%) GitHub
7 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.13%) NuGet
8 2 (0.087%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.087%) npm
9 1 (0.043%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.043%) IaaS
9 1 (0.043%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.043%) PaaS
9 1 (0.043%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.00%) LAN
1 23 (1.00%) WAN
2 21 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.69%) DNS
4 12 (0.52%) DHCP
5 10 (0.43%) Firewall
5 10 (0.43%) Wireless
6 9 (0.39%) FTP
7 5 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
8 4 (0.17%) Internet
8 4 (0.17%) VoIP
8 4 (0.17%) VPN
9 3 (0.13%) Intranet
9 3 (0.13%) Multicast
9 3 (0.13%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.087%) Broadband
10 2 (0.087%) HTTP
11 1 (0.043%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.043%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.043%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 214 (9.27%) Big Data
3 96 (4.16%) Hadoop
4 83 (3.59%) NoSQL
4 83 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 52 (2.25%) MongoDB
6 48 (2.08%) Blockchain
7 46 (1.99%) KDB
8 43 (1.86%) Couchbase
8 43 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 39 (1.69%) DB2
10 35 (1.52%) MySQL
11 31 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
13 24 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (1.00%) Sybase ASE
15 20 (0.87%) MemSQL
15 20 (0.87%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 95 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 84 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 63 (2.73%) TeamCity
3 63 (2.73%) Vagrant
4 56 (2.43%) Maven
5 50 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 47 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
8 41 (1.78%) Subversion
9 36 (1.56%) JIRA
10 31 (1.34%) Selenium
11 30 (1.30%) JUnit
12 23 (1.00%) SpecFlow
13 22 (0.95%) Gradle
14 19 (0.82%) NUnit
15 17 (0.74%) Cucumber
16 15 (0.65%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.56%) Mockito
17 13 (0.56%) MSBuild
18 12 (0.52%) WinDbg
General
1 1,553 (67.26%) Finance
2 894 (38.72%) Banking
3 563 (24.38%) Investment Banking
4 163 (7.06%) Financial Institution
5 107 (4.63%) Back Office
6 56 (2.43%) Legal
7 51 (2.21%) French Language
8 39 (1.69%) Retail
9 38 (1.65%) German Language
10 37 (1.60%) Italian Language
11 35 (1.52%) Advertising
12 26 (1.13%) Games
13 20 (0.87%) Marketing
14 19 (0.82%) Private Banking
15 15 (0.65%) Prime Brokerage
16 14 (0.61%) Spanish Language
17 10 (0.43%) Telecoms
18 9 (0.39%) Publishing
19 4 (0.17%) Manufacturing
19 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,156 (50.06%) Developer
2 457 (19.79%) Java Developer
3 428 (18.54%) Analyst
4 271 (11.74%) Front Office Developer
5 259 (11.22%) C# Developer
6 179 (7.75%) Business Analyst
7 150 (6.50%) Applications Support
8 147 (6.37%) Senior Developer
9 132 (5.72%) Python Developer
10 117 (5.07%) Support Analyst
11 113 (4.89%) Consultant
12 107 (4.63%) Software Engineer
13 104 (4.50%) C++ Developer
14 100 (4.33%) Software Developer
15 88 (3.81%) Support Engineer
16 87 (3.77%) Quantitative Developer
17 78 (3.38%) AWS Developer
17 78 (3.38%) Junior
18 70 (3.03%) Lead Developer
19 69 (2.99%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (12.30%) .NET
2 217 (9.40%) AngularJS
3 208 (9.01%) FIX Protocol
4 198 (8.58%) React
5 163 (7.06%) Web Services
6 153 (6.63%) HTML
7 147 (6.37%) WPF
8 131 (5.67%) WCF
9 129 (5.59%) J2EE
10 127 (5.50%) XML
11 114 (4.94%) J2SE
12 101 (4.37%) HTML5
13 93 (4.03%) Spring
14 83 (3.59%) Kafka
15 50 (2.17%) RESTful
16 49 (2.12%) ASP.NET
17 40 (1.73%) CSS
18 35 (1.52%) Node.js
19 33 (1.43%) .NET Framework
20 32 (1.39%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 605 (26.20%) Equities
2 571 (24.73%) Derivative
3 555 (24.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 544 (23.56%) Fixed Income
5 394 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
6 363 (15.72%) Computer Science
7 342 (14.81%) Hedge funds
8 159 (6.89%) Greenfield Project
9 146 (6.32%) Algorithms
10 103 (4.46%) Cyberthreat
11 102 (4.42%) Fintech
12 88 (3.81%) Data Structures
13 77 (3.33%) Exotic Derivative
14 76 (3.29%) Equity Derivative
15 73 (3.16%) Market Risk
16 70 (3.03%) User Experience
17 67 (2.90%) Credit Derivative
17 67 (2.90%) OTC Derivatives
18 46 (1.99%) Credit Risk
19 30 (1.30%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 261 (11.30%) Linux
2 257 (11.13%) Unix
3 119 (5.15%) Windows
4 37 (1.60%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.00%) Solaris
7 22 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.043%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.043%) CentOS
11 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 542 (23.47%) Asset Management
3 407 (17.63%) Investment Management
4 366 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
5 356 (15.42%) Low Latency
6 339 (14.68%) Software Engineering
7 313 (13.56%) Multithreading
8 277 (12.00%) Electronic Trading
9 271 (11.74%) Risk Management
10 265 (11.48%) Analytics
11 258 (11.17%) Mathematics
12 243 (10.52%) Continuous Integration
13 217 (9.40%) DevOps
14 213 (9.22%) OO
15 198 (8.58%) Microservices
16 189 (8.19%) Test Automation
17 180 (7.80%) SDLC
18 169 (7.32%) TDD
19 168 (7.28%) Business Analysis
20 163 (7.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 899 (38.93%) SQL
2 887 (38.41%) Java
3 658 (28.50%) C#
4 523 (22.65%) Python
5 348 (15.07%) C++
6 218 (9.44%) JavaScript
7 171 (7.41%) VBA
8 139 (6.02%) Scala
9 137 (5.93%) Perl
10 99 (4.29%) C
11 97 (4.20%) Bash Shell
12 93 (4.03%) Java 8
13 84 (3.64%) T-SQL
14 75 (3.25%) R
15 66 (2.86%) PowerShell
16 64 (2.77%) Ruby
17 61 (2.64%) Shell Script
18 53 (2.30%) Korn
19 45 (1.95%) Bourne shell
20 43 (1.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 536 (23.21%) Degree
2 117 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (2.34%) Master's Degree
4 44 (1.91%) Numerate Degree
5 33 (1.43%) PhD
6 30 (1.30%) CFA
7 17 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.61%) MCSE
9 8 (0.35%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.26%) CIMA
10 6 (0.26%) ISEB
11 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.13%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.13%) MBA
13 3 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 2 (0.087%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.043%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.16%) QA
2 59 (2.56%) MiFID
3 31 (1.34%) SLA
4 14 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.48%) EMIR
6 10 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.30%) PMO
8 5 (0.22%) GDPR
8 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.043%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.043%) Basel II
9 1 (0.043%) Basel III
9 1 (0.043%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 135 (5.85%) Docker
2 16 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.52%) HDFS
4 11 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.17%) GridGain
6 4 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.13%) XenApp
8 2 (0.087%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.043%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 80 (3.46%) Terraform
2 38 (1.65%) SCCM
3 25 (1.08%) Control-M
4 22 (0.95%) Kubernetes
5 12 (0.52%) Perfmon
6 10 (0.43%) Prometheus
7 9 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (0.35%) Ansible
9 5 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.13%) WSUS
11 2 (0.087%) Ganglia
11 2 (0.087%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.087%) Puppet
12 1 (0.043%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.043%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.043%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.043%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.043%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.043%) Mesos
12 1 (0.043%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 243 (10.52%) Oracle
2 184 (7.97%) Bloomberg
3 162 (7.02%) Charles River
4 155 (6.71%) Microsoft
5 121 (5.24%) Sybase
6 115 (4.98%) Calypso
7 91 (3.94%) FXall
8 90 (3.90%) SimCorp
9 89 (3.85%) Reuters
10 65 (2.82%) TIBCO
11 57 (2.47%) Tradeweb
12 53 (2.30%) Tableau
13 50 (2.17%) Murex
14 46 (1.99%) ION Trading
15 42 (1.82%) Fidessa
15 42 (1.82%) MarketAxess
16 38 (1.65%) FactSet
17 28 (1.21%) Citrix
18 22 (0.95%) Google
18 22 (0.95%) StreamBase