Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 99 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 -23 +35
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,842 2,280 2,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.28% 3.30% 4.04%
As % of the General category 6.82% 6.54% 7.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,583 1,789 1,714
London median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £53,750 £48,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £128,750 £120,000 £112,500
England median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +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 27,019 34,880 39,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.18% 50.47% 53.88%
Number of salaries quoted 21,356 26,945 28,692
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £95,000
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -58 279 £80,000 - 62
West London +15 4 £75,000 -3.23%
East London +16 3 £62,500 - 2
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1,187 (64.44%) Finance
2 822 (44.63%) Java
3 776 (42.13%) Fixed Income
4 765 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
5 724 (39.31%) Asset Management
6 652 (35.40%) Derivative
7 588 (31.92%) Banking
8 555 (30.13%) Equities
9 544 (29.53%) SQL
10 539 (29.26%) C#
11 500 (27.14%) Python
12 493 (26.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 477 (25.90%) Investment Management
14 474 (25.73%) Software Engineering
15 392 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
16 368 (19.98%) Oracle
17 350 (19.00%) C++
18 346 (18.78%) Web Services
19 345 (18.73%) JavaScript
20 311 (16.88%) Hedge funds
21 276 (14.98%) Investment Banking
22 270 (14.66%) React
23 268 (14.55%) AngularJS
24 266 (14.44%) Degree
25 262 (14.22%) .NET
26 254 (13.79%) Mentoring
27 250 (13.57%) Docker
28 242 (13.14%) SQL Server
29 230 (12.49%) Portfolio Management
30 229 (12.43%) Computer Science

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
1 138 (7.49%) Oracle Workflow
2 48 (2.61%) Apache
3 46 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 40 (2.17%) Confluence
5 37 (2.01%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (0.38%) IIS
9 6 (0.33%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.22%) GemFire
10 4 (0.22%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.22%) nginx
11 3 (0.16%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.11%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.054%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.054%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.054%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.054%) InVision
6 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.054%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 196 (10.64%) thinkFolio
2 120 (6.51%) Markit EDM
3 114 (6.19%) Front Arena
4 12 (0.65%) ION MarketView
4 12 (0.65%) LatentZero
5 11 (0.60%) LongView
6 10 (0.54%) Bloomberg AIM
7 8 (0.43%) Eagle PACE
8 7 (0.38%) Eze OMS
9 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.27%) PolarLake
9 5 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.22%) RMDS
10 4 (0.22%) Tradar
11 2 (0.11%) Advent Geneva
11 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 2 (0.11%) Endur
11 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
11 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 392 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (7.27%) GitHub
3 96 (5.21%) Amazon S3
4 70 (3.80%) Serverless
5 69 (3.75%) AWS Lambda
6 62 (3.37%) Amazon SQS
6 62 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 50 (2.71%) OpenShift
8 42 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 40 (2.17%) Power Platform
10 34 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (1.36%) SaaS
12 23 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
12 23 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.81%) Office 365
14 14 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.33%) npm
16 3 (0.16%) NuGet
17 2 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.52%) FIX Connectivity
2 14 (0.76%) Multicast
3 9 (0.49%) LAN
3 9 (0.49%) WAN
4 8 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (0.22%) Firewall
6 4 (0.22%) Wireless
7 3 (0.16%) Internet
8 2 (0.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.11%) DMZ
8 2 (0.11%) DNS
8 2 (0.11%) SAN
8 2 (0.11%) Skype
8 2 (0.11%) SSH
8 2 (0.11%) SSL
8 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.11%) VPN
9 1 (0.054%) DHCP
9 1 (0.054%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 108 (5.86%) Relational Database
3 83 (4.51%) Amazon RDS
4 51 (2.77%) Big Data
5 48 (2.61%) RDBMS
6 45 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (2.17%) Power BI
9 39 (2.12%) MySQL
10 38 (2.06%) Oracle Database
11 34 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
12 32 (1.74%) Hadoop
13 29 (1.57%) KDB
14 24 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
15 18 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
15 18 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 17 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
16 17 (0.92%) NoSQL
16 17 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 72 (3.91%) Jenkins
2 71 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 68 (3.69%) JIRA
4 58 (3.15%) RStudio
5 46 (2.50%) Subversion
6 38 (2.06%) Maven
7 36 (1.95%) Artifactory
7 36 (1.95%) TeamCity
8 29 (1.57%) Eclipse
9 18 (0.98%) Bitbucket
9 18 (0.98%) Selenium
10 14 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.49%) GitLab
12 9 (0.49%) Hudson
12 9 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (0.49%) WebDriver
12 9 (0.49%) webpack
13 8 (0.43%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,187 (64.44%) Finance
2 588 (31.92%) Banking
3 276 (14.98%) Investment Banking
4 133 (7.22%) Back Office
5 95 (5.16%) French Language
6 94 (5.10%) German Language
6 94 (5.10%) Italian Language
6 94 (5.10%) Spanish Language
7 72 (3.91%) Dutch Language
8 57 (3.09%) Legal
9 31 (1.68%) Marketing
10 30 (1.63%) Financial Institution
11 21 (1.14%) Retail
12 12 (0.65%) Law
12 12 (0.65%) Publishing
13 11 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.33%) Games
15 5 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
16 4 (0.22%) Advertising
16 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 766 (41.59%) Developer
2 331 (17.97%) Java Developer
3 292 (15.85%) Analyst
4 180 (9.77%) Architect
5 177 (9.61%) Front Office Developer
6 160 (8.69%) Software Engineer
7 144 (7.82%) Business Analyst
8 137 (7.44%) Applications Support
9 122 (6.62%) Consultant
10 111 (6.03%) AWS Architect
11 108 (5.86%) C# Developer
12 97 (5.27%) AWS Engineer
12 97 (5.27%) Senior Developer
13 96 (5.21%) Support Analyst
14 93 (5.05%) AWS Software Engineer
15 89 (4.83%) C++ Developer
16 87 (4.72%) Implementation Consultant
17 85 (4.61%) Java Engineer
18 79 (4.29%) Lead Developer
19 73 (3.96%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (18.78%) Web Services
2 270 (14.66%) React
3 268 (14.55%) AngularJS
4 262 (14.22%) .NET
5 202 (10.97%) XML
6 195 (10.59%) FIX Protocol
7 189 (10.26%) J2EE
8 180 (9.77%) Node.js
9 115 (6.24%) HTML
10 71 (3.85%) J2SE
11 48 (2.61%) Spring
12 47 (2.55%) ASP.NET
13 46 (2.50%) HTML5
14 44 (2.39%) WebSphere MQ
15 43 (2.33%) CSS
16 40 (2.17%) WPF
17 36 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
18 29 (1.57%) JSON
18 29 (1.57%) REST
18 29 (1.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 776 (42.13%) Fixed Income
2 652 (35.40%) Derivative
3 555 (30.13%) Equities
4 493 (26.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 311 (16.88%) Hedge funds
6 212 (11.51%) Greenfield Project
7 119 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
8 71 (3.85%) Algorithms
9 59 (3.20%) Equity Derivative
10 57 (3.09%) Credit Risk
11 49 (2.66%) Data Protection Act
12 41 (2.23%) Data Structures
13 35 (1.90%) Credit Derivative
14 34 (1.85%) Reference Data
15 28 (1.52%) User Experience
16 27 (1.47%) Exotic Derivative
17 25 (1.36%) Management Information System
18 23 (1.25%) Market Risk
19 19 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
20 14 (0.76%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 200 (10.86%) Linux
2 149 (8.09%) Unix
3 81 (4.40%) Windows
4 15 (0.81%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (0.43%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.054%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.054%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.054%) Solaris
7 1 (0.054%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (39.31%) Asset Management
3 477 (25.90%) Investment Management
4 474 (25.73%) Software Engineering
5 254 (13.79%) Mentoring
6 230 (12.49%) Portfolio Management
7 229 (12.43%) Computer Science
8 216 (11.73%) Business Analysis
9 200 (10.86%) Fund Management
10 179 (9.72%) Multithreading
11 167 (9.07%) Microservices
12 163 (8.85%) Low Latency
13 160 (8.69%) Electronic Trading
14 159 (8.63%) Workflow
15 147 (7.98%) Front End Development
16 136 (7.38%) Algorithmic Trading
17 132 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
18 127 (6.89%) Analytics
18 127 (6.89%) Mathematics
18 127 (6.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 822 (44.63%) Java
2 544 (29.53%) SQL
3 539 (29.26%) C#
4 500 (27.14%) Python
5 350 (19.00%) C++
6 345 (18.73%) JavaScript
7 131 (7.11%) R
8 106 (5.75%) Perl
9 68 (3.69%) VBA
10 63 (3.42%) Bash Shell
11 58 (3.15%) Scala
12 49 (2.66%) Java 8
13 48 (2.61%) TypeScript
14 34 (1.85%) C
15 32 (1.74%) PL/SQL
16 31 (1.68%) Shell Script
17 23 (1.25%) PHP
18 19 (1.03%) Ruby
19 14 (0.76%) ES6
20 13 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 266 (14.44%) Degree
2 61 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (1.68%) CFA
4 27 (1.47%) CIMA
5 12 (0.65%) ISEB
5 12 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (0.49%) PhD
7 7 (0.38%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.27%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.27%) MCSE
9 5 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.11%) CCNP
12 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.11%) PMP
12 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.34%) QA
2 16 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 16 (0.87%) MiFID
3 12 (0.65%) Basel III
3 12 (0.65%) SLA
4 10 (0.54%) EMIR
4 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.43%) GDPR
6 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.11%) FATCA
7 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.054%) Basel II
8 1 (0.054%) PMO
8 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 250 (13.57%) Docker
2 9 (0.49%) GridGain
3 8 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.11%) HDFS
6 1 (0.054%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 104 (5.65%) Kubernetes
2 78 (4.23%) Terraform
3 14 (0.76%) Ansible
4 13 (0.71%) Icinga
4 13 (0.71%) Nagios
4 13 (0.71%) ZABBIX
5 11 (0.60%) Control-M
6 10 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
7 9 (0.49%) SCCM
8 8 (0.43%) HP Fortify
9 6 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.22%) Puppet
11 2 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.054%) Grafana
12 1 (0.054%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.054%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.054%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 368 (19.98%) Oracle
2 220 (11.94%) Bloomberg
3 194 (10.53%) Charles River
4 162 (8.79%) Reuters
5 133 (7.22%) SimCorp
6 122 (6.62%) Calypso
7 89 (4.83%) Microsoft
8 45 (2.44%) Fidessa
9 44 (2.39%) Informatica
10 38 (2.06%) Sybase
11 34 (1.85%) Google
11 34 (1.85%) ION Trading
12 27 (1.47%) Casewise
12 27 (1.47%) Murex
13 26 (1.41%) TIBCO
14 25 (1.36%) Eze Software Group
14 25 (1.36%) Tradeweb
15 24 (1.30%) FXall
15 24 (1.30%) MarketAxess
16 20 (1.09%) Red Hat