Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 111 119
Rank change year-on-year +34 +8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,942 1,812 1,995
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.00% 2.95% 2.85%
As % of the General category 8.17% 6.03% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,801 1,584 1,634
Median annual salary £100,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £61,250 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £143,750 £117,500 £117,125
England median annual salary £100,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% - -

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 23,769 30,040 35,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.90% 48.87% 50.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18,770 23,650 28,563
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Front Office in London.

Salary trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front Office in London over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 -3 272 £80,000 - 52
East London +1 6 £110,000 +72.55% 1
West London -4 2 £100,000 +33.33%
South London - 1 £42,500 -
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 1,225 (63.08%) Finance
2 972 (50.05%) Fixed Income
3 919 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
4 865 (44.54%) Java
5 806 (41.50%) AWS
6 794 (40.89%) Python
7 775 (39.91%) Asset Management
8 772 (39.75%) Derivative
9 725 (37.33%) Web Services
10 710 (36.56%) Hedge funds
11 696 (35.84%) Equities
12 671 (34.55%) JavaScript
13 657 (33.83%) Investment Management
14 579 (29.81%) Software Engineering
15 572 (29.45%) Banking
16 539 (27.75%) C#
17 521 (26.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 478 (24.61%) SQL
19 448 (23.07%) Azure
20 438 (22.55%) Analytics
21 433 (22.30%) React
22 426 (21.94%) AngularJS
23 348 (17.92%) C++
24 336 (17.30%) Microservices
25 331 (17.04%) Bloomberg
26 330 (16.99%) Decision-Making
27 326 (16.79%) Artificial Intelligence
28 310 (15.96%) Mentoring
29 289 (14.88%) GCP
30 280 (14.42%) .NET

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 48 (2.47%) Apache Spark
2 33 (1.70%) Apache
3 24 (1.24%) Jupyter
4 22 (1.13%) IIS
5 20 (1.03%) nginx
6 17 (0.88%) Confluence
7 16 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.31%) DataSynapse
9 6 (0.31%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.26%) SAS
11 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.051%) CMS
13 1 (0.051%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.051%) MTS
13 1 (0.051%) Mule
13 1 (0.051%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.051%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 80 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 140 (7.21%) Markit EDM
2 109 (5.61%) FINCAD Analytics
3 78 (4.02%) thinkFolio
4 60 (3.09%) Eagle PACE
4 60 (3.09%) PolarLake
5 37 (1.91%) Front Arena
5 37 (1.91%) SimCorp Dimension
6 14 (0.72%) Endur
7 13 (0.67%) LatentZero
8 8 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.36%) Bloomberg AIM
10 5 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
11 3 (0.15%) Eikon
11 3 (0.15%) LongView
12 2 (0.10%) Softmar
13 1 (0.051%) Bloomberg TOMS
13 1 (0.051%) Minerva
13 1 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
13 1 (0.051%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 806 (41.50%) AWS
2 448 (23.07%) Azure
3 289 (14.88%) GCP
4 83 (4.27%) OpenShift
5 76 (3.91%) Amazon SQS
6 67 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
7 61 (3.14%) Amazon S3
8 44 (2.27%) Serverless
9 42 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
10 30 (1.54%) Office 365
11 28 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (1.08%) GitHub
13 15 (0.77%) SaaS
14 12 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.57%) Power Platform
16 10 (0.51%) AWS Fargate
17 4 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
18 3 (0.15%) Amazon Cognito
18 3 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.18%) Firewall
2 22 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
3 19 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.67%) Internet
4 13 (0.67%) SSL
5 12 (0.62%) LAN
5 12 (0.62%) WAN
6 11 (0.57%) Multicast
7 10 (0.51%) FIX Connectivity
8 9 (0.46%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.31%) DNS
10 5 (0.26%) VPN
11 4 (0.21%) HTTP
11 4 (0.21%) WinSCP
12 2 (0.10%) Skype
13 1 (0.051%) BGP
13 1 (0.051%) FTP
13 1 (0.051%) IGMP
13 1 (0.051%) MPLS
13 1 (0.051%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 160 (8.24%) Amazon Athena
3 143 (7.36%) NoSQL
4 122 (6.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 120 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
6 117 (6.02%) MySQL
7 100 (5.15%) MongoDB
7 100 (5.15%) Redis
8 72 (3.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 70 (3.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 58 (2.99%) Big Data
11 57 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
12 47 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
13 42 (2.16%) Hadoop
14 23 (1.18%) Relational Database
15 20 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (0.93%) KDB
17 18 (0.93%) RDBMS
18 16 (0.82%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 102 (5.25%) RStudio
2 83 (4.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 78 (4.02%) TeamCity
4 75 (3.86%) Artifactory
5 72 (3.71%) Git (software)
6 52 (2.68%) MSBuild
7 44 (2.27%) Jenkins
8 32 (1.65%) JIRA
9 28 (1.44%) Subversion
10 26 (1.34%) Eclipse
11 25 (1.29%) Maven
12 19 (0.98%) NUnit
13 16 (0.82%) Bitbucket
13 16 (0.82%) Jasmine
14 14 (0.72%) GitLab
14 14 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
14 14 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
15 13 (0.67%) JUnit
15 13 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,225 (63.08%) Finance
2 572 (29.45%) Banking
3 278 (14.32%) Investment Banking
4 177 (9.11%) Back Office
5 46 (2.37%) Financial Institution
6 34 (1.75%) Legal
7 31 (1.60%) Marketing
8 12 (0.62%) Retail
9 10 (0.51%) German Language
9 10 (0.51%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.36%) French Language
10 7 (0.36%) Italian Language
10 7 (0.36%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.15%) Law
12 2 (0.10%) Games
12 2 (0.10%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.051%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.051%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.051%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 926 (47.68%) Developer
2 332 (17.10%) Java Developer
3 255 (13.13%) Front Office Developer
4 194 (9.99%) Python Developer
5 193 (9.94%) Senior Developer
6 192 (9.89%) Analyst
7 173 (8.91%) Software Engineer
8 151 (7.78%) C# Developer
9 130 (6.69%) Architect
10 115 (5.92%) Python Engineer
11 114 (5.87%) AWS Developer
11 114 (5.87%) AWS Engineer
12 107 (5.51%) Senior Java Developer
13 105 (5.41%) .NET Developer
14 104 (5.36%) Java Engineer
15 102 (5.25%) Quantitative Developer
16 100 (5.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 93 (4.79%) Applications Support
17 93 (4.79%) React Developer
18 92 (4.74%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 725 (37.33%) Web Services
2 433 (22.30%) React
3 426 (21.94%) AngularJS
4 280 (14.42%) .NET
5 259 (13.34%) J2EE
6 195 (10.04%) Node.js
7 136 (7.00%) Vue.js
8 116 (5.97%) ASP.NET
8 116 (5.97%) HTML
9 112 (5.77%) .NET Core
10 80 (4.12%) Spring
11 74 (3.81%) Redux
12 68 (3.50%) HTML5
13 66 (3.40%) FIX Protocol
14 48 (2.47%) NumPy
15 47 (2.42%) CSS
16 43 (2.21%) Pandas
17 41 (2.11%) WPF
18 39 (2.01%) Kafka
19 37 (1.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 972 (50.05%) Fixed Income
2 772 (39.75%) Derivative
3 710 (36.56%) Hedge funds
4 696 (35.84%) Equities
5 521 (26.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 228 (11.74%) Greenfield Project
7 158 (8.14%) Reference Data
8 148 (7.62%) Equity Derivative
9 108 (5.56%) Blog
10 102 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
11 91 (4.69%) Algorithms
12 58 (2.99%) Exotic Derivative
13 52 (2.68%) Public Cloud
14 51 (2.63%) Data Structures
15 28 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
16 24 (1.24%) User Experience
17 23 (1.18%) Market Risk
18 19 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
19 18 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
20 15 (0.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 143 (7.36%) Linux
2 92 (4.74%) Windows
3 83 (4.27%) Unix
4 24 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.26%) Solaris
8 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.051%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 919 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
2 775 (39.91%) Asset Management
3 657 (33.83%) Investment Management
4 579 (29.81%) Software Engineering
5 438 (22.55%) Analytics
6 336 (17.30%) Microservices
7 330 (16.99%) Decision-Making
8 326 (16.79%) Artificial Intelligence
9 310 (15.96%) Mentoring
10 269 (13.85%) Machine Learning
11 264 (13.59%) Portfolio Management
12 247 (12.72%) Data Analytics
13 237 (12.20%) Performance Attribution
14 222 (11.43%) Scrum
15 214 (11.02%) Business Analysis
16 213 (10.97%) DevOps
17 199 (10.25%) Migration
18 172 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
19 169 (8.70%) Open Source
20 164 (8.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 865 (44.54%) Java
2 794 (40.89%) Python
3 671 (34.55%) JavaScript
4 539 (27.75%) C#
5 478 (24.61%) SQL
6 348 (17.92%) C++
7 242 (12.46%) R
8 147 (7.57%) Kotlin
9 88 (4.53%) VBA
10 86 (4.43%) F#
11 51 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 49 (2.52%) TypeScript
13 42 (2.16%) PowerShell
14 36 (1.85%) Scala
15 31 (1.60%) PHP
16 30 (1.54%) Java 8
17 27 (1.39%) Perl
18 17 (0.88%) ES6
19 15 (0.77%) MATLAB
19 15 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 196 (10.09%) Degree
2 67 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (0.88%) PhD
4 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.62%) Master's Degree
6 11 (0.57%) MCP
7 9 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.36%) CFA
8 7 (0.36%) MCSE
9 6 (0.31%) CIMA
9 6 (0.31%) MCSA
10 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.21%) PMP
12 1 (0.051%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 34 (1.75%) QA
3 13 (0.67%) SLA
4 9 (0.46%) MiFID
5 5 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.26%) EMIR
6 2 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 171 (8.81%) Docker
2 5 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.051%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.051%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 151 (7.78%) Kubernetes
2 56 (2.88%) Terraform
3 20 (1.03%) Ansible
4 7 (0.36%) Control-M
5 4 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.21%) Puppet
5 4 (0.21%) SCCM
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.051%) Endace
7 1 (0.051%) Icinga
7 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.051%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 331 (17.04%) Bloomberg
2 177 (9.11%) Google
3 118 (6.08%) Charles River
4 113 (5.82%) Reuters
5 104 (5.36%) Microsoft
6 84 (4.33%) Calypso
7 82 (4.22%) SimCorp
8 70 (3.60%) Oracle
9 44 (2.27%) Cisco
10 41 (2.11%) ION Trading
11 37 (1.91%) Fidessa
12 33 (1.70%) TIBCO
13 32 (1.65%) GoldenSource
14 30 (1.54%) Avaya
15 28 (1.44%) Apple
16 25 (1.29%) FIS
16 25 (1.29%) Linedata
17 24 (1.24%) Murex
18 17 (0.88%) Informatica
19 16 (0.82%) Eze Castle Integration