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

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 110 72
Rank change year-on-year +37 -38 +47
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,178 2,025 3,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 4.03% 3.01% 4.29%
As % of the General category 8.34% 6.04% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,872 1,652 1,725
London median annual salary £92,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £142,250 £120,000 £112,500
England median annual salary £92,500 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +15.63% +6.67% +3.45%

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 26,108 33,524 41,402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.32% 49.89% 55.06%
Number of salaries quoted 20,605 26,508 29,268
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 November 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 November 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 -39 274 £82,500 +3.13% 58
East London +14 5 £110,000 +76.00% 3
South London +9 4 £50,000 +108.33%
West London -6 1 £92,500 +23.33% 4
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1,421 (65.24%) Finance
2 1,052 (48.30%) Fixed Income
3 1,043 (47.89%) Java
4 1,006 (46.19%) Asset Management
5 954 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
6 840 (38.57%) Python
7 837 (38.43%) Derivative
8 811 (37.24%) Equities
9 726 (33.33%) AWS
10 639 (29.34%) Web Services
11 635 (29.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 614 (28.19%) Software Engineering
13 600 (27.55%) C#
13 600 (27.55%) SQL
14 576 (26.45%) Banking
15 554 (25.44%) Investment Management
16 459 (21.07%) Hedge funds
17 439 (20.16%) JavaScript
18 421 (19.33%) C++
19 393 (18.04%) Mentoring
20 384 (17.63%) Analytics
21 353 (16.21%) J2EE
22 351 (16.12%) R
23 349 (16.02%) Microservices
24 311 (14.28%) Degree
25 289 (13.27%) Greenfield Project
26 270 (12.40%) Bloomberg
27 268 (12.30%) .NET
28 253 (11.62%) Computer Science
29 249 (11.43%) Investment Banking

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 68 (3.12%) Oracle Workflow
2 63 (2.89%) WebSphere
3 47 (2.16%) Apache
4 41 (1.88%) Apache Spark
5 25 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 21 (0.96%) Confluence
7 12 (0.55%) IIS
7 12 (0.55%) nginx
8 9 (0.41%) Jupyter
9 8 (0.37%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.092%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.092%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.046%) CMS
11 1 (0.046%) GemFire
11 1 (0.046%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.046%) MTS
11 1 (0.046%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 60 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 220 (10.10%) thinkFolio
2 163 (7.48%) Markit EDM
3 121 (5.56%) Front Arena
4 60 (2.75%) FINCAD Analytics
5 44 (2.02%) PolarLake
6 42 (1.93%) Eagle PACE
7 37 (1.70%) LatentZero
8 11 (0.51%) ION MarketView
9 10 (0.46%) Bloomberg AIM
9 10 (0.46%) Endur
10 9 (0.41%) LongView
11 5 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 4 (0.18%) RMDS
13 3 (0.14%) Eze OMS
13 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
14 2 (0.092%) Advent Geneva
14 2 (0.092%) Bloomberg TOMS
14 2 (0.092%) SimCorp Dimension
14 2 (0.092%) Summit
14 2 (0.092%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 726 (33.33%) AWS
2 181 (8.31%) Amazon S3
3 180 (8.26%) Azure
4 151 (6.93%) Amazon SQS
5 135 (6.20%) Serverless
6 133 (6.11%) AWS Lambda
7 120 (5.51%) GCP
8 101 (4.64%) OpenShift
9 86 (3.95%) Amazon ECS
10 85 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
11 73 (3.35%) GitHub
12 58 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 55 (2.53%) SaaS
14 40 (1.84%) Power Platform
15 28 (1.29%) AWS Fargate
16 17 (0.78%) Office 365
17 12 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (0.51%) AWS Step Functions
19 6 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
20 3 (0.14%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
1 12 (0.55%) Multicast
1 12 (0.55%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.41%) LAN
2 9 (0.41%) WAN
3 7 (0.32%) Firewall
4 6 (0.28%) Internet
5 5 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
5 5 (0.23%) SSL
5 5 (0.23%) Wireless
6 4 (0.18%) Softphone
6 4 (0.18%) VPN
6 4 (0.18%) WinSCP
7 3 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.14%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.092%) FTP
8 2 (0.092%) SAN
8 2 (0.092%) Skype
9 1 (0.046%) IGMP
9 1 (0.046%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 151 (6.93%) Amazon RDS
3 119 (5.46%) Amazon Athena
4 94 (4.32%) Big Data
5 90 (4.13%) NoSQL
6 76 (3.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 76 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
7 68 (3.12%) Relational Database
8 58 (2.66%) Amazon Redshift
9 45 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 40 (1.84%) Power BI
11 39 (1.79%) MySQL
11 39 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 34 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 33 (1.52%) Amazon Aurora
14 32 (1.47%) KDB
15 27 (1.24%) Hadoop
16 19 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (0.73%) DB2
18 15 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 146 (6.70%) RStudio
2 103 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 86 (3.95%) Artifactory
4 77 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 48 (2.20%) JIRA
6 45 (2.07%) Subversion
7 37 (1.70%) Maven
7 37 (1.70%) TeamCity
8 29 (1.33%) Eclipse
9 25 (1.15%) GitLab
10 22 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 19 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (0.78%) Jasmine
12 17 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
12 17 (0.78%) NUnit
13 12 (0.55%) Bitbucket
14 11 (0.51%) JUnit
15 10 (0.46%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
16 8 (0.37%) Gradle
General
1 1,421 (65.24%) Finance
2 576 (26.45%) Banking
3 249 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 142 (6.52%) Back Office
5 94 (4.32%) German Language
6 93 (4.27%) French Language
7 92 (4.22%) Italian Language
7 92 (4.22%) Spanish Language
8 68 (3.12%) Dutch Language
9 51 (2.34%) Legal
10 44 (2.02%) Marketing
11 31 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.92%) Retail
13 7 (0.32%) Games
13 7 (0.32%) Publishing
14 6 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.28%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.14%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 993 (45.59%) Developer
2 396 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 251 (11.52%) Analyst
4 248 (11.39%) Senior Developer
5 219 (10.06%) Front Office Developer
6 195 (8.95%) Software Engineer
7 188 (8.63%) Architect
8 173 (7.94%) Python Developer
9 144 (6.61%) Business Analyst
10 140 (6.43%) Quantitative Developer
11 138 (6.34%) C# Developer
12 136 (6.24%) Senior Java Developer
13 129 (5.92%) AWS Developer
14 115 (5.28%) Applications Support
14 115 (5.28%) AWS Engineer
14 115 (5.28%) AWS Software Engineer
15 114 (5.23%) Java Engineer
16 103 (4.73%) Lead Developer
17 96 (4.41%) AWS Architect
18 95 (4.36%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 639 (29.34%) Web Services
2 353 (16.21%) J2EE
3 268 (12.30%) .NET
4 246 (11.29%) React
5 227 (10.42%) AngularJS
6 125 (5.74%) XML
7 124 (5.69%) Node.js
8 122 (5.60%) FIX Protocol
9 111 (5.10%) HTML
10 100 (4.59%) J2SE
11 64 (2.94%) NumPy
11 64 (2.94%) Pandas
12 63 (2.89%) WebSphere MQ
13 56 (2.57%) Spring
14 53 (2.43%) WPF
15 50 (2.30%) HTML5
16 49 (2.25%) Redux
17 47 (2.16%) RESTful
17 47 (2.16%) SciPy
18 46 (2.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,052 (48.30%) Fixed Income
2 837 (38.43%) Derivative
3 811 (37.24%) Equities
4 635 (29.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 459 (21.07%) Hedge funds
6 289 (13.27%) Greenfield Project
7 154 (7.07%) Equity Derivative
8 139 (6.38%) Reference Data
9 105 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
10 83 (3.81%) Exotic Derivative
11 72 (3.31%) Algorithms
12 64 (2.94%) Data Structures
13 53 (2.43%) Credit Risk
14 29 (1.33%) Market Risk
15 28 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
16 26 (1.19%) Blog
16 26 (1.19%) Management Information System
17 23 (1.06%) Public Cloud
18 22 (1.01%) User Experience
19 13 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 134 (6.15%) Linux
2 97 (4.45%) Unix
3 76 (3.49%) Windows
4 19 (0.87%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.23%) Solaris
6 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.092%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,006 (46.19%) Asset Management
2 954 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
3 614 (28.19%) Software Engineering
4 554 (25.44%) Investment Management
5 393 (18.04%) Mentoring
6 384 (17.63%) Analytics
7 349 (16.02%) Microservices
8 253 (11.62%) Computer Science
9 218 (10.01%) Business Analysis
10 209 (9.60%) Portfolio Management
11 184 (8.45%) Multithreading
12 177 (8.13%) Quantitative Analysis
13 176 (8.08%) Artificial Intelligence
14 174 (7.99%) Machine Learning
15 162 (7.44%) Low Latency
16 159 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
17 154 (7.07%) Electronic Trading
18 141 (6.47%) DevOps
18 141 (6.47%) Performance Management
19 139 (6.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,043 (47.89%) Java
2 840 (38.57%) Python
3 600 (27.55%) C#
3 600 (27.55%) SQL
4 439 (20.16%) JavaScript
5 421 (19.33%) C++
6 351 (16.12%) R
7 74 (3.40%) Perl
8 73 (3.35%) VBA
9 70 (3.21%) TypeScript
10 67 (3.08%) Bash Shell
11 54 (2.48%) Java 8
12 53 (2.43%) Kotlin
12 53 (2.43%) Scala
13 34 (1.56%) PowerShell
14 27 (1.24%) PHP
14 27 (1.24%) Ruby
15 24 (1.10%) Bourne shell
15 24 (1.10%) Korn
16 23 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 311 (14.28%) Degree
2 85 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (1.88%) CFA
4 40 (1.84%) CIMA
5 16 (0.73%) PhD
6 7 (0.32%) ISEB
6 7 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.28%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.28%) MCSE
7 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.18%) MCP
9 3 (0.14%) CCNP
9 3 (0.14%) CCNP Voice
9 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.14%) PMP
9 3 (0.14%) SAFe Agilist
10 2 (0.092%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.53%) Data Quality
2 48 (2.20%) QA
3 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.28%) SLA
5 3 (0.14%) MiFID
6 2 (0.092%) Basel III
6 2 (0.092%) PMO
7 1 (0.046%) Basel II
7 1 (0.046%) EMIR
7 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 243 (11.16%) Docker
2 8 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.28%) GridGain
4 2 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 164 (7.53%) Kubernetes
2 104 (4.78%) Terraform
3 11 (0.51%) Ansible
4 10 (0.46%) Control-M
5 9 (0.41%) Puppet
6 8 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.37%) SCCM
7 7 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.046%) Endace
9 1 (0.046%) Grafana
Vendors
1 270 (12.40%) Bloomberg
2 232 (10.65%) Oracle
3 225 (10.33%) Charles River
4 164 (7.53%) SimCorp
5 126 (5.79%) Calypso
6 117 (5.37%) Reuters
7 101 (4.64%) Microsoft
8 85 (3.90%) Google
9 63 (2.89%) Informatica
10 62 (2.85%) ION Trading
11 40 (1.84%) Casewise
11 40 (1.84%) Eze Castle Integration
11 40 (1.84%) Fidessa
11 40 (1.84%) TIBCO
12 36 (1.65%) Murex
13 34 (1.56%) Sybase
14 27 (1.24%) Eze Software Group
15 26 (1.19%) Tradeweb
16 25 (1.15%) FXall
16 25 (1.15%) MarketAxess