Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 289 188
Rank change year-on-year +101 -101 +3
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 3393 2184 3976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 1.16% 1.83%
As % of the General category 4.26% 2.70% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1843 1825 3227
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £111,250 £110,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% +23.53% -

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 79619 80804 97931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.01% 42.77% 45.06%
Number of salaries quoted 58159 65845 78267
UK median annual salary £50,198 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.40% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 13 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 21 November 2017. 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 +107 3354 £75,000 +3.45% 173
London +49 3243 £75,000 - 168
UK excluding London +14 134 £70,000 +33.33% 9
South East +52 48 £80,000 +125.35% 5
South West +17 21 £50,000 -6.98%
Midlands +47 20 £37,500 -25.00%
North of England +6 18 £55,000 +8.91%
North West +3 18 £55,000 +37.50%
Scotland -36 15 £70,000 - 3
East Midlands +42 10 £50,000 -
West Midlands +24 10 £37,500 -25.00%
Northern Ireland -18 9 £35,000 -17.65% 1
East of England -9 4 £32,500 -31.58%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Front Office.

1 2284 (67.32%) Finance
2 1847 (54.44%) Banking
3 1593 (46.95%) Investment Banking
4 1463 (43.12%) Asset Management
5 1295 (38.17%) Java
6 1214 (35.78%) Wealth Management
7 1179 (34.75%) Retail Banking
8 979 (28.85%) SQL
9 933 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
10 811 (23.90%) Derivative
11 750 (22.10%) Analytical Skills
12 726 (21.40%) C#
13 712 (20.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 642 (18.92%) SDLC
15 552 (16.27%) Equities
16 522 (15.38%) Python
17 518 (15.27%) Unix
18 506 (14.91%) Multithreading
19 505 (14.88%) Oracle
20 499 (14.71%) Risk Management
21 496 (14.62%) Degree
22 469 (13.82%) Low Latency
23 457 (13.47%) Fixed Income
24 430 (12.67%) OO
25 403 (11.88%) Business Analysis
26 382 (11.26%) Linux
26 382 (11.26%) Software Engineering
27 370 (10.90%) C++
28 346 (10.20%) QA
29 340 (10.02%) SQL Server

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 83 (2.45%) Tomcat
2 81 (2.39%) Apache
3 65 (1.92%) Confluence
4 57 (1.68%) Apache Spark
5 50 (1.47%) DataSynapse
6 48 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 46 (1.36%) SAS
8 37 (1.09%) IIS
9 33 (0.97%) SharePoint
10 20 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
10 20 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (0.44%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.38%) JBoss
13 10 (0.29%) CMS
13 10 (0.29%) GemFire
14 7 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.18%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.18%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.18%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 136 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.088%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 95 (2.80%) ION MarketView
2 85 (2.51%) thinkFolio
3 30 (0.88%) Markit EDM
4 21 (0.62%) Bloomberg AIM
5 18 (0.53%) Endur
6 15 (0.44%) LatentZero
7 14 (0.41%) Eagle PACE
8 8 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 8 (0.24%) Eikon
8 8 (0.24%) Summit
9 7 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.18%) Minerva
11 5 (0.15%) RMDS
12 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
12 4 (0.12%) Sentinel
13 3 (0.088%) Sage CRM
13 3 (0.088%) SAP CRM
13 3 (0.088%) SAP Hybris
13 3 (0.088%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.74%) SaaS
2 47 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.65%) Office 365
5 10 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.15%) GitHub
6 5 (0.15%) IaaS
6 5 (0.15%) npm
7 4 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.12%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.088%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.088%) PaaS
9 2 (0.059%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.059%) Yarn
10 1 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.029%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.029%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.029%) Serverless
10 1 (0.029%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.50%) Firewall
2 28 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 17 (0.50%) FIX Connectivity
4 15 (0.44%) DNS
5 13 (0.38%) DHCP
6 10 (0.29%) SAN
7 9 (0.27%) NAS
8 8 (0.24%) LAN
8 8 (0.24%) WAN
9 5 (0.15%) HTTP
9 5 (0.15%) Network Security
9 5 (0.15%) Wireless
10 2 (0.059%) Internet
10 2 (0.059%) Intranet
10 2 (0.059%) Multicast
10 2 (0.059%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.059%) SSH
10 2 (0.059%) VPN
11 1 (0.029%) PBX
11 1 (0.029%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 236 (6.96%) Relational Database
3 179 (5.28%) Big Data
4 171 (5.04%) Hadoop
5 138 (4.07%) RDBMS
6 120 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 98 (2.89%) Oracle Database
8 58 (1.71%) KDB
9 53 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 53 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 50 (1.47%) MySQL
10 50 (1.47%) Power BI
11 49 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 48 (1.41%) NoSQL
13 46 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 45 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 45 (1.33%) Star Schema
15 44 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 40 (1.18%) Hazelcast
17 31 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 171 (5.04%) Subversion
2 133 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 126 (3.71%) JIRA
4 98 (2.89%) Maven
5 97 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 76 (2.24%) Jenkins
7 67 (1.97%) Cucumber
8 49 (1.44%) GCC
9 31 (0.91%) Gradle
10 30 (0.88%) JUnit
11 28 (0.83%) Eclipse
12 23 (0.68%) JBehave
13 16 (0.47%) Jasmine
14 12 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
14 12 (0.35%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.21%) Mockito
15 7 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (0.18%) gulp
16 6 (0.18%) NUnit
16 6 (0.18%) Spock
General
1 2284 (67.32%) Finance
2 1847 (54.44%) Banking
3 1593 (46.95%) Investment Banking
4 1179 (34.75%) Retail Banking
5 221 (6.51%) Back Office
6 211 (6.22%) Financial Institution
7 66 (1.95%) Marketing
8 58 (1.71%) Advertising
9 51 (1.50%) Private Banking
10 45 (1.33%) Corporate Banking
11 40 (1.18%) German Language
12 38 (1.12%) Retail
13 29 (0.85%) Legal
14 18 (0.53%) Telecoms
15 17 (0.50%) Music Industry
16 13 (0.38%) Games
17 9 (0.27%) International Banking
18 6 (0.18%) Publishing
19 3 (0.088%) Local Government
20 2 (0.059%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1332 (39.26%) Developer
2 760 (22.40%) Analyst
3 526 (15.50%) Java Developer
4 512 (15.09%) Business Analyst
5 304 (8.96%) Software Engineer
6 302 (8.90%) Senior Developer
7 261 (7.69%) Applications Support
8 239 (7.04%) Support Analyst
9 191 (5.63%) C# Developer
10 182 (5.36%) Front Office Developer
11 123 (3.63%) C++ Developer
12 122 (3.60%) Applications Support Analyst
13 116 (3.42%) IT Support
14 112 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
15 111 (3.27%) Python Developer
16 108 (3.18%) Senior Software Engineer
17 105 (3.09%) Banking Analyst
18 99 (2.92%) Project Manager
19 92 (2.71%) IT Analyst
20 83 (2.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (8.72%) .NET
2 248 (7.31%) FIX Protocol
3 208 (6.13%) HTML
4 142 (4.19%) REST
5 137 (4.04%) AngularJS
6 130 (3.83%) XML
7 129 (3.80%) WPF
8 119 (3.51%) Spring
9 96 (2.83%) HTML5
9 96 (2.83%) Web Services
10 90 (2.65%) Kafka
10 90 (2.65%) Middleware
11 89 (2.62%) Hibernate
12 81 (2.39%) ASP.NET
12 81 (2.39%) CSS
13 71 (2.09%) SOAP
14 70 (2.06%) React
15 60 (1.77%) WCF
16 58 (1.71%) .NET Framework
17 47 (1.39%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 811 (23.90%) Derivative
2 750 (22.10%) Analytical Skills
3 712 (20.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 552 (16.27%) Equities
5 457 (13.47%) Fixed Income
6 302 (8.90%) Computer Science
7 301 (8.87%) Equity Derivative
8 159 (4.69%) Credit Risk
9 148 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
10 132 (3.89%) Market Risk
11 123 (3.63%) Hedge funds
12 100 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
13 88 (2.59%) Algorithms
14 65 (1.92%) Exotic Derivative
14 65 (1.92%) Fintech
15 64 (1.89%) Credit Derivative
16 60 (1.77%) Data Structures
16 60 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
17 53 (1.56%) Management Information System
18 45 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 518 (15.27%) Unix
2 382 (11.26%) Linux
3 262 (7.72%) Windows
4 31 (0.91%) Solaris
5 25 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 18 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.41%) OS/390
9 12 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.21%) Android
13 5 (0.15%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.12%) CentOS
14 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.12%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.059%) HPUX
15 2 (0.059%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.029%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.029%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1463 (43.12%) Asset Management
2 1214 (35.78%) Wealth Management
3 933 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 642 (18.92%) SDLC
5 506 (14.91%) Multithreading
6 499 (14.71%) Risk Management
7 469 (13.82%) Low Latency
8 430 (12.67%) OO
9 403 (11.88%) Business Analysis
10 382 (11.26%) Software Engineering
11 337 (9.93%) Analytics
12 315 (9.28%) Project Management
13 267 (7.87%) Electronic Trading
14 265 (7.81%) OOD
15 253 (7.46%) Test Automation
16 244 (7.19%) BDD
17 239 (7.04%) Investment Management
18 202 (5.95%) Mathematics
19 196 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
20 185 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1295 (38.17%) Java
2 979 (28.85%) SQL
3 726 (21.40%) C#
4 522 (15.38%) Python
5 370 (10.90%) C++
6 329 (9.70%) JavaScript
7 158 (4.66%) VBA
8 148 (4.36%) Shell Script
9 135 (3.98%) Perl
10 90 (2.65%) MATLAB
11 89 (2.62%) R
12 74 (2.18%) PL/SQL
13 73 (2.15%) VB
14 52 (1.53%) Scala
15 51 (1.50%) C
16 47 (1.39%) VBScript
17 43 (1.27%) PowerShell
17 43 (1.27%) T-SQL
18 42 (1.24%) Bash Shell
19 28 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 496 (14.62%) Degree
2 75 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.00%) PhD
4 27 (0.80%) Master's Degree
5 21 (0.62%) CFA
6 19 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 12 (0.35%) CIMA
9 11 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 10 (0.29%) CISA
10 10 (0.29%) CISM
10 10 (0.29%) CISSP
11 9 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.21%) CRISC
12 7 (0.21%) PMP
13 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.15%) ISEB
15 4 (0.12%) MCSE
15 4 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (10.20%) QA
2 81 (2.39%) MiFID
3 39 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 32 (0.94%) EMIR
5 29 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
6 19 (0.56%) SLA
7 10 (0.29%) AIFMD
7 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.21%) GDPR
8 7 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.15%) IFRS
9 5 (0.15%) UCITS
10 4 (0.12%) FATCA
10 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.12%) PMO
11 3 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.088%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.059%) Basel III
13 1 (0.029%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 21 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
2 19 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.41%) Docker
5 9 (0.27%) HDFS
6 7 (0.21%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.088%) GridGain
10 2 (0.059%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.029%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.029%) XenApp
11 1 (0.029%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (1.30%) PowerBroker
2 23 (0.68%) Control-M
3 17 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
4 14 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
4 14 (0.41%) Tivoli
4 14 (0.41%) Tivoli NetView
5 11 (0.32%) SCCM
6 6 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.18%) Mesos
7 5 (0.15%) Puppet
8 4 (0.12%) Ansible
8 4 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.12%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.088%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.059%) Graphite
10 2 (0.059%) Kibana
10 2 (0.059%) logstash
10 2 (0.059%) Salt
10 2 (0.059%) SCOM
Vendors
1 505 (14.88%) Oracle
2 215 (6.34%) Microsoft
3 200 (5.89%) Sybase
4 134 (3.95%) ION Trading
5 129 (3.80%) Charles River
6 94 (2.77%) Bloomberg
7 74 (2.18%) Murex
8 68 (2.00%) TIBCO
9 57 (1.68%) Sun
10 45 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
11 38 (1.12%) Fidessa
12 27 (0.80%) Calypso
13 25 (0.74%) Citrix
14 24 (0.71%) Informatica
14 24 (0.71%) Reuters
15 22 (0.65%) Cadence
16 21 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (0.62%) SAP
16 21 (0.62%) VMware
17 20 (0.59%) IBM