Period
to 12 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 191 293
Rank change year-on-year -74 +102 -101
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,036 3,269 2,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.82% 1.16%
As % of the General category 3.20% 4.17% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,681 1,808 1,805
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £70,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -28.57% +35.92% +14.44%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 63,669 78,349 79,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.91% 43.68% 42.61%
Number of salaries quoted 48,915 57,704 64,431
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front Office.

Salary trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the UK 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
England -68 2,012 £80,000 +6.67% 172
London -38 1,943 £80,000 +6.67% 168
UK excluding London +50 88 £50,000 -28.57% 5
South West +53 42 £47,500 -7.77% 1
Scotland +7 14 £42,500 -39.29% 1
North of England +16 11 £50,000 -6.10% 1
North West +14 9 £59,375 +11.50% 1
South East -16 9 £63,750 -20.31% 2
Northern Ireland -7 7 £61,250 +75.00%
Midlands +17 4 £37,500 -2.60%
East Midlands +11 3 £46,250 -7.50%
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
East of England +35 1 - -
West Midlands +15 1 £37,500 -

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 with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1,299 (63.80%) Finance
2 815 (40.03%) SQL
3 744 (36.54%) Java
4 728 (35.76%) Banking
5 611 (30.01%) C#
6 608 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
7 562 (27.60%) Fixed Income
8 525 (25.79%) Equities
9 519 (25.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 505 (24.80%) Asset Management
11 497 (24.41%) Derivative
12 476 (23.38%) Python
13 362 (17.78%) Investment Banking
14 361 (17.73%) Degree
15 357 (17.53%) Computer Science
16 332 (16.31%) Investment Management
17 331 (16.26%) Hedge funds
18 330 (16.21%) .NET
19 328 (16.11%) C++
20 313 (15.37%) SQL Server
21 295 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
22 279 (13.70%) Multithreading
23 278 (13.65%) Oracle
24 259 (12.72%) Mathematics
25 253 (12.43%) Software Engineering
26 246 (12.08%) Unix
27 245 (12.03%) Linux
28 235 (11.54%) Low Latency
29 212 (10.41%) Business Analysis
30 205 (10.07%) Back Office

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 67 (3.29%) Apache
2 49 (2.41%) Tomcat
3 34 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 31 (1.52%) Confluence
5 26 (1.28%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.13%) Ethereum
7 21 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 20 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
10 9 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.25%) GemFire
12 5 (0.25%) IIS
12 5 (0.25%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.20%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.098%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.098%) SAS
14 2 (0.098%) SugarCRM
15 1 (0.049%) MTS
Applications
1 121 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 153 (7.51%) thinkFolio
2 73 (3.59%) Front Arena
3 72 (3.54%) Markit EDM
4 23 (1.13%) Ripple
5 21 (1.03%) Eagle PACE
6 20 (0.98%) LatentZero
7 19 (0.93%) Bloomberg AIM
8 11 (0.54%) ION MarketView
8 11 (0.54%) Temenos T24
9 10 (0.49%) LongView
10 8 (0.39%) SunGard GMI
11 6 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 6 (0.29%) MetaTrader
12 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
13 3 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
13 3 (0.15%) Capstone
13 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
13 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
13 3 (0.15%) Tesseract
13 3 (0.15%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 169 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.50%) SaaS
3 38 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.98%) Office 365
5 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.20%) npm
7 4 (0.20%) NuGet
7 4 (0.20%) Serverless
8 3 (0.15%) Yarn
9 2 (0.098%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.098%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.098%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.049%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.049%) Apigee
10 1 (0.049%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.049%) Force.com
10 1 (0.049%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.28%) LAN
1 26 (1.28%) WAN
2 25 (1.23%) Firewall
3 21 (1.03%) Wireless
4 19 (0.93%) BGP
4 19 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (0.93%) EIGRP
4 19 (0.93%) OSPF
4 19 (0.93%) VoIP
5 18 (0.88%) MPLS
6 17 (0.83%) Cisco Wireless
6 17 (0.83%) GLBP
6 17 (0.83%) HSRP
6 17 (0.83%) OpenScape
6 17 (0.83%) Plixer Scrutinizer
6 17 (0.83%) Unified Communications
7 14 (0.69%) FIX Connectivity
8 11 (0.54%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.44%) DNS
10 7 (0.34%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.44%) Relational Database
3 69 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 62 (3.05%) Big Data
5 42 (2.06%) Hadoop
6 37 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 36 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 35 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
8 35 (1.72%) KDB
9 32 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 30 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (1.38%) MongoDB
12 26 (1.28%) Blockchain
13 25 (1.23%) MySQL
13 25 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
16 14 (0.69%) Couchbase
17 11 (0.54%) DB2
17 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 99 (4.86%) Jenkins
2 88 (4.32%) Maven
3 84 (4.13%) TeamCity
4 79 (3.88%) Git (software)
5 69 (3.39%) JIRA
6 63 (3.09%) Subversion
7 45 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 32 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 26 (1.28%) Gradle
11 25 (1.23%) Bitbucket
12 23 (1.13%) Artifactory
13 22 (1.08%) MSBuild
14 19 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (0.83%) Eclipse
16 15 (0.74%) Visual Studio
17 13 (0.64%) NUnit
17 13 (0.64%) Vagrant
18 11 (0.54%) Hudson
18 11 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,299 (63.80%) Finance
2 728 (35.76%) Banking
3 362 (17.78%) Investment Banking
4 205 (10.07%) Back Office
5 109 (5.35%) Financial Institution
6 52 (2.55%) Marketing
7 51 (2.50%) Legal
7 51 (2.50%) Private Banking
8 43 (2.11%) French Language
9 42 (2.06%) Italian Language
10 41 (2.01%) German Language
11 33 (1.62%) Spanish Language
12 29 (1.42%) Advertising
13 19 (0.93%) Games
14 16 (0.79%) Publishing
15 14 (0.69%) Retail
16 12 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
17 11 (0.54%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
19 7 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 949 (46.61%) Developer
2 351 (17.24%) Analyst
3 344 (16.90%) Java Developer
4 252 (12.38%) Front Office Developer
5 234 (11.49%) C# Developer
6 190 (9.33%) Applications Support
7 167 (8.20%) Business Analyst
8 156 (7.66%) Senior Developer
9 129 (6.34%) Python Developer
10 119 (5.84%) Support Analyst
11 103 (5.06%) Support Engineer
12 74 (3.63%) Software Engineer
13 73 (3.59%) Applications Engineer
14 71 (3.49%) Applications Support Analyst
15 64 (3.14%) Applications Support Engineer
16 63 (3.09%) SQL Developer
17 58 (2.85%) Java Engineer
18 53 (2.60%) VBA Developer
19 52 (2.55%) C++ Developer
19 52 (2.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (16.21%) .NET
2 203 (9.97%) FIX Protocol
3 168 (8.25%) AngularJS
4 160 (7.86%) HTML
5 158 (7.76%) React
6 144 (7.07%) WPF
7 141 (6.93%) Web Services
8 87 (4.27%) Spring
9 83 (4.08%) HTML5
10 82 (4.03%) WCF
11 78 (3.83%) J2EE
12 76 (3.73%) XML
13 67 (3.29%) J2SE
14 61 (3.00%) CSS
15 52 (2.55%) ASP.NET
15 52 (2.55%) Middleware
16 45 (2.21%) Node.js
17 36 (1.77%) Entity Framework
18 35 (1.72%) REST
18 35 (1.72%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 562 (27.60%) Fixed Income
2 525 (25.79%) Equities
3 519 (25.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 497 (24.41%) Derivative
5 331 (16.26%) Hedge funds
6 295 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
7 142 (6.97%) Fintech
8 132 (6.48%) Algorithms
9 111 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
10 85 (4.17%) User Experience
11 80 (3.93%) Equity Derivative
12 79 (3.88%) Data Structures
13 73 (3.59%) Market Risk
14 57 (2.80%) Exotic Derivative
15 39 (1.92%) Credit Risk
16 38 (1.87%) Credit Derivative
17 37 (1.82%) Management Information System
18 30 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
19 27 (1.33%) OTC Derivatives
20 26 (1.28%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 246 (12.08%) Unix
2 245 (12.03%) Linux
3 161 (7.91%) Windows
4 33 (1.62%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.42%) Fedora
6 26 (1.28%) CentOS
7 24 (1.18%) SUSE
7 24 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 15 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.59%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.54%) Solaris
12 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.25%) AIX
13 5 (0.25%) HPUX
14 2 (0.098%) Android
15 1 (0.049%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 505 (24.80%) Asset Management
3 357 (17.53%) Computer Science
4 332 (16.31%) Investment Management
5 279 (13.70%) Multithreading
6 259 (12.72%) Mathematics
7 253 (12.43%) Software Engineering
8 235 (11.54%) Low Latency
9 212 (10.41%) Business Analysis
10 202 (9.92%) Electronic Trading
11 200 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
12 189 (9.28%) Analytics
13 185 (9.09%) OO
14 183 (8.99%) Algorithmic Trading
15 171 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
16 164 (8.06%) Risk Management
17 159 (7.81%) DevOps
18 156 (7.66%) TDD
19 146 (7.17%) Project Management
20 140 (6.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 815 (40.03%) SQL
2 744 (36.54%) Java
3 611 (30.01%) C#
4 476 (23.38%) Python
5 328 (16.11%) C++
6 191 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 168 (8.25%) Perl
8 128 (6.29%) Bash Shell
9 119 (5.84%) VBA
10 112 (5.50%) Scala
11 79 (3.88%) Ruby
12 73 (3.59%) T-SQL
13 71 (3.49%) PowerShell
14 68 (3.34%) Korn
15 67 (3.29%) R
16 64 (3.14%) Bourne shell
17 60 (2.95%) Java 8
18 52 (2.55%) C
19 41 (2.01%) MATLAB
20 40 (1.96%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 361 (17.73%) Degree
2 103 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (2.85%) Master's Degree
4 24 (1.18%) CFA
5 23 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
6 21 (1.03%) MCSE
6 21 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.03%) PhD
7 18 (0.88%) CCNA
7 18 (0.88%) CCVP
7 18 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (0.83%) CCIE
9 16 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.64%) CIMA
11 11 (0.54%) PMP
12 8 (0.39%) APMG
13 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.20%) IIBA
14 4 (0.20%) ISEB
14 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.55%) QA
2 43 (2.11%) MiFID
3 32 (1.57%) GDPR
3 32 (1.57%) SLA
4 18 (0.88%) PMO
5 17 (0.83%) EMIR
6 13 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.29%) Basel III
9 4 (0.20%) FATCA
10 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.098%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.049%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.049%) SEPA
12 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
System Software
1 85 (4.17%) Docker
2 13 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.098%) HDFS
6 1 (0.049%) GridGain
6 1 (0.049%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 37 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.03%) Terraform
3 19 (0.93%) Ansible
3 19 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (0.93%) Puppet
4 16 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
4 16 (0.79%) SCCM
5 13 (0.64%) Control-M
6 12 (0.59%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.39%) Icinga
7 8 (0.39%) Nagios
7 8 (0.39%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.29%) Ganglia
9 5 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.25%) Perfmon
10 3 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.098%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.049%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.049%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.049%) logstash
Vendors
1 278 (13.65%) Oracle
2 140 (6.88%) Charles River
3 134 (6.58%) Bloomberg
3 134 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 93 (4.57%) Reuters
5 83 (4.08%) Calypso
6 75 (3.68%) SimCorp
7 74 (3.63%) Sybase
8 71 (3.49%) FXall
9 63 (3.09%) TIBCO
10 55 (2.70%) Tradeweb
11 48 (2.36%) MarketAxess
12 42 (2.06%) ION Trading
12 42 (2.06%) Red Hat
13 40 (1.96%) Solace
13 40 (1.96%) Verint
14 39 (1.92%) Murex
15 25 (1.23%) Fidessa
15 25 (1.23%) Google
15 25 (1.23%) SolarWinds