Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 75 117
Rank change year-on-year -38 +42 -44
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,943 3,127 2,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.92% 4.22% 2.71%
As % of the General category 6.07% 7.82% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,602 1,695 1,728
London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £110,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,750
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.09% +1.04%

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 32,003 39,998 39,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.10% 53.98% 52.34%
Number of salaries quoted 25,366 28,650 33,237
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £99,375 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -27 391 £76,250 +1.67% 73
West London +47 26 £75,000 -6.25% 18
East London +5 11 £62,500 -12.28% 4
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1,273 (65.52%) Finance
2 795 (40.92%) SQL
3 736 (37.88%) Java
4 718 (36.95%) Banking
5 605 (31.14%) C#
6 594 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
7 560 (28.82%) Fixed Income
8 520 (26.76%) Equities
9 514 (26.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 500 (25.73%) Asset Management
11 493 (25.37%) Derivative
12 466 (23.98%) Python
13 355 (18.27%) Investment Banking
13 355 (18.27%) Degree
14 354 (18.22%) Computer Science
15 329 (16.93%) Hedge funds
16 328 (16.88%) Investment Management
17 324 (16.68%) .NET
18 317 (16.31%) C++
19 300 (15.44%) SQL Server
20 278 (14.31%) Multithreading
21 267 (13.74%) Oracle
22 252 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
23 251 (12.92%) Software Engineering
24 243 (12.51%) Unix
25 237 (12.20%) Linux
26 235 (12.09%) Low Latency
27 217 (11.17%) Mathematics
28 208 (10.71%) Business Analysis
29 198 (10.19%) FIX Protocol

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 66 (3.40%) Apache
2 48 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 31 (1.60%) Confluence
4 30 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
5 25 (1.29%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.18%) Ethereum
7 21 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 20 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
10 9 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.26%) GemFire
12 5 (0.26%) IIS
13 4 (0.21%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.10%) SAS
15 1 (0.051%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.051%) MTS
15 1 (0.051%) SharePoint
Applications
1 113 (5.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.051%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 153 (7.87%) thinkFolio
2 73 (3.76%) Front Arena
3 72 (3.71%) Markit EDM
4 23 (1.18%) Ripple
5 21 (1.08%) Eagle PACE
6 20 (1.03%) LatentZero
7 19 (0.98%) Bloomberg AIM
8 11 (0.57%) ION MarketView
8 11 (0.57%) Temenos T24
9 10 (0.51%) LongView
10 8 (0.41%) SunGard GMI
11 6 (0.31%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 6 (0.31%) MetaTrader
12 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
13 3 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
13 3 (0.15%) Capstone
13 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
13 3 (0.15%) Minerva
13 3 (0.15%) Tesseract
13 3 (0.15%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 167 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.57%) SaaS
3 36 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.77%) Office 365
5 6 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.21%) NuGet
6 4 (0.21%) Serverless
7 2 (0.10%) npm
7 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.051%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.051%) Apigee
8 1 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.051%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.051%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.34%) LAN
1 26 (1.34%) WAN
2 25 (1.29%) Firewall
3 21 (1.08%) Wireless
4 19 (0.98%) BGP
4 19 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (0.98%) EIGRP
4 19 (0.98%) OSPF
4 19 (0.98%) VoIP
5 18 (0.93%) MPLS
6 17 (0.87%) Cisco Wireless
6 17 (0.87%) GLBP
6 17 (0.87%) HSRP
6 17 (0.87%) OpenScape
6 17 (0.87%) Plixer Scrutinizer
6 17 (0.87%) Unified Communications
7 14 (0.72%) FIX Connectivity
8 11 (0.57%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.46%) DNS
10 7 (0.36%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 61 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 54 (2.78%) Big Data
5 41 (2.11%) Hadoop
6 37 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 35 (1.80%) KDB
7 35 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 31 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
9 30 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 26 (1.34%) Blockchain
12 25 (1.29%) MySQL
13 23 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (0.98%) Amazon Aurora
16 14 (0.72%) Couchbase
17 11 (0.57%) DB2
17 11 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 96 (4.94%) Jenkins
2 86 (4.43%) Maven
3 81 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 76 (3.91%) Git (software)
5 67 (3.45%) JIRA
6 63 (3.24%) Subversion
7 45 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 32 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
10 26 (1.34%) Gradle
11 25 (1.29%) Bitbucket
12 23 (1.18%) Artifactory
13 22 (1.13%) MSBuild
14 19 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (0.87%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.72%) Visual Studio
17 13 (0.67%) NUnit
17 13 (0.67%) Vagrant
18 11 (0.57%) Hudson
18 11 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,273 (65.52%) Finance
2 718 (36.95%) Banking
3 355 (18.27%) Investment Banking
4 152 (7.82%) Back Office
5 102 (5.25%) Financial Institution
6 51 (2.62%) Legal
6 51 (2.62%) Marketing
6 51 (2.62%) Private Banking
7 43 (2.21%) French Language
8 42 (2.16%) Italian Language
9 41 (2.11%) German Language
10 33 (1.70%) Spanish Language
11 27 (1.39%) Advertising
12 19 (0.98%) Games
13 16 (0.82%) Publishing
14 13 (0.67%) Retail
15 11 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
15 11 (0.57%) General Ledger
16 10 (0.51%) Prime Brokerage
17 7 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 928 (47.76%) Developer
2 340 (17.50%) Java Developer
3 338 (17.40%) Analyst
4 252 (12.97%) Front Office Developer
5 232 (11.94%) C# Developer
6 187 (9.62%) Applications Support
7 163 (8.39%) Business Analyst
8 154 (7.93%) Senior Developer
9 129 (6.64%) Python Developer
10 117 (6.02%) Support Analyst
11 102 (5.25%) Support Engineer
12 74 (3.81%) Software Engineer
13 73 (3.76%) Applications Engineer
14 70 (3.60%) Applications Support Analyst
15 64 (3.29%) Applications Support Engineer
16 58 (2.99%) Java Engineer
17 57 (2.93%) SQL Developer
18 53 (2.73%) VBA Developer
19 51 (2.62%) Scala Developer
20 50 (2.57%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (16.68%) .NET
2 198 (10.19%) FIX Protocol
3 166 (8.54%) AngularJS
4 156 (8.03%) HTML
5 155 (7.98%) React
6 141 (7.26%) Web Services
6 141 (7.26%) WPF
7 84 (4.32%) Spring
8 82 (4.22%) WCF
9 80 (4.12%) HTML5
10 77 (3.96%) J2EE
11 74 (3.81%) XML
12 67 (3.45%) J2SE
13 61 (3.14%) CSS
14 52 (2.68%) ASP.NET
15 50 (2.57%) Middleware
16 45 (2.32%) Node.js
17 36 (1.85%) Entity Framework
18 33 (1.70%) LINQ
18 33 (1.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 560 (28.82%) Fixed Income
2 520 (26.76%) Equities
3 514 (26.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 493 (25.37%) Derivative
5 329 (16.93%) Hedge funds
6 252 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
7 141 (7.26%) Fintech
8 131 (6.74%) Algorithms
9 110 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
10 84 (4.32%) User Experience
11 80 (4.12%) Equity Derivative
12 78 (4.01%) Data Structures
13 73 (3.76%) Market Risk
14 57 (2.93%) Exotic Derivative
15 39 (2.01%) Credit Risk
16 38 (1.96%) Credit Derivative
17 30 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
17 30 (1.54%) Management Information System
18 27 (1.39%) OTC Derivatives
19 26 (1.34%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 243 (12.51%) Unix
2 237 (12.20%) Linux
3 148 (7.62%) Windows
4 32 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.49%) Fedora
6 26 (1.34%) CentOS
7 24 (1.24%) SUSE
7 24 (1.24%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.57%) Solaris
10 11 (0.57%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.26%) AIX
12 5 (0.26%) HPUX
13 2 (0.10%) Android
14 1 (0.051%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 500 (25.73%) Asset Management
3 354 (18.22%) Computer Science
4 328 (16.88%) Investment Management
5 278 (14.31%) Multithreading
6 251 (12.92%) Software Engineering
7 235 (12.09%) Low Latency
8 217 (11.17%) Mathematics
9 208 (10.71%) Business Analysis
10 198 (10.19%) Electronic Trading
10 198 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
11 185 (9.52%) Analytics
12 183 (9.42%) Algorithmic Trading
12 183 (9.42%) OO
13 168 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
14 156 (8.03%) DevOps
15 154 (7.93%) Risk Management
16 152 (7.82%) TDD
17 145 (7.46%) Project Management
18 138 (7.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 795 (40.92%) SQL
2 736 (37.88%) Java
3 605 (31.14%) C#
4 466 (23.98%) Python
5 317 (16.31%) C++
6 186 (9.57%) JavaScript
7 167 (8.59%) Perl
8 128 (6.59%) Bash Shell
9 113 (5.82%) VBA
10 112 (5.76%) Scala
11 79 (4.07%) Ruby
12 73 (3.76%) T-SQL
13 69 (3.55%) PowerShell
14 68 (3.50%) Korn
15 67 (3.45%) R
16 64 (3.29%) Bourne shell
17 58 (2.99%) Java 8
18 51 (2.62%) C
19 41 (2.11%) MATLAB
20 35 (1.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 355 (18.27%) Degree
2 101 (5.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (2.93%) Master's Degree
4 24 (1.24%) CFA
5 22 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
6 21 (1.08%) MCSE
6 21 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.08%) PhD
7 18 (0.93%) CCNA
7 18 (0.93%) CCVP
7 18 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (0.87%) CCIE
9 16 (0.82%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.67%) CIMA
11 11 (0.57%) PMP
12 8 (0.41%) APMG
13 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.21%) IIBA
14 4 (0.21%) ISEB
14 4 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.37%) QA
2 42 (2.16%) MiFID
3 32 (1.65%) GDPR
4 29 (1.49%) SLA
5 18 (0.93%) PMO
6 16 (0.82%) EMIR
7 13 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.31%) Basel III
10 4 (0.21%) FATCA
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.051%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.051%) SEPA
12 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 85 (4.37%) Docker
2 10 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.10%) HDFS
6 1 (0.051%) GridGain
6 1 (0.051%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 37 (1.90%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.08%) Terraform
3 19 (0.98%) Ansible
3 19 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
4 18 (0.93%) Puppet
5 16 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
6 15 (0.77%) SCCM
7 13 (0.67%) Control-M
8 12 (0.62%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.41%) Icinga
9 8 (0.41%) Nagios
9 8 (0.41%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.31%) Ganglia
11 5 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.26%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.051%) Cisco UCCX
13 1 (0.051%) HP ALM
13 1 (0.051%) logstash
13 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 267 (13.74%) Oracle
2 139 (7.15%) Charles River
3 134 (6.90%) Bloomberg
4 126 (6.48%) Microsoft
5 92 (4.73%) Reuters
6 83 (4.27%) Calypso
7 75 (3.86%) SimCorp
8 73 (3.76%) Sybase
9 70 (3.60%) FXall
10 61 (3.14%) TIBCO
11 55 (2.83%) Tradeweb
12 48 (2.47%) MarketAxess
13 42 (2.16%) ION Trading
13 42 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 38 (1.96%) Murex
15 37 (1.90%) Solace
16 25 (1.29%) Fidessa
16 25 (1.29%) Google
16 25 (1.29%) SolarWinds
17 23 (1.18%) StreamBase