Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 222 201 281
Rank change year-on-year -21 +80 -4
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,362 1,723 1,745
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.72% 1.19%
As % of the General category 2.89% 3.17% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,194 1,577 1,489
10th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £48,750
25th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £102,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.20% +36.67% -
75th Percentile £117,500 £128,750 £101,250
90th Percentile £130,000 £142,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £32,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year +10.77% -3.70% -32.50%

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 47,062 54,426 82,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.64% 54.39% 56.29%
Number of salaries quoted 33,699 42,101 62,811
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front Office over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 11 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 10 May 2021. 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 -11 1,348 £90,000 -12.20% 129
London +2 1,336 £90,000 -14.29% 123
Work from Home -20 205 £75,000 -40.00% 11
UK excluding London +55 14 £36,000 +10.77% 11
North of England +12 5 - - 1
Midlands +12 4 £36,000 +14.29%
West Midlands +5 4 £36,000 +14.29%
North West - 4 - - 1
South East +53 3 £83,750 +157.69%
Scotland -1 2 £47,500 -13.64% 4
Yorkshire -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 881 (64.68%) Finance
2 617 (45.30%) Agile Software Development
3 502 (36.86%) Python
4 487 (35.76%) Equities
5 481 (35.32%) JavaScript
6 459 (33.70%) Derivative
7 455 (33.41%) React
8 444 (32.60%) Java
9 441 (32.38%) Software Engineering
10 440 (32.31%) Asset Management
11 430 (31.57%) Fixed Income
12 407 (29.88%) Investment Management
13 395 (29.00%) C#
14 381 (27.97%) Hedge funds
15 366 (26.87%) AWS
16 357 (26.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 279 (20.48%) Banking
18 275 (20.19%) .NET
19 274 (20.12%) SQL
20 251 (18.43%) Web Services
21 247 (18.14%) Analytics
22 244 (17.91%) AngularJS
23 208 (15.27%) Azure
24 191 (14.02%) Greenfield Project
24 191 (14.02%) Social Skills
25 168 (12.33%) TypeScript
26 166 (12.19%) Investment Banking
27 165 (12.11%) Vue.js
28 155 (11.38%) Node.js
29 153 (11.23%) Fintech

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 64 (4.70%) Apache Spark
2 38 (2.79%) Apache
3 11 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.44%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.29%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.29%) IIS
6 3 (0.22%) Confluence
7 2 (0.15%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.073%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.073%) GemFire
8 1 (0.073%) MTS
8 1 (0.073%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.29%) MadCap Flare
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.073%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.17%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.81%) Eagle PACE
4 7 (0.51%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.37%) PolarLake
6 4 (0.29%) Advent Moxy
6 4 (0.29%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 4 (0.29%) Bond Adapt
6 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.15%) Bloomberg AIM
7 2 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.073%) Actimize
8 1 (0.073%) Endur
8 1 (0.073%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.073%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 366 (26.87%) AWS
2 208 (15.27%) Azure
3 143 (10.50%) GCP
4 84 (6.17%) Amazon S3
5 82 (6.02%) Serverless
6 81 (5.95%) AWS Lambda
7 48 (3.52%) Amazon SQS
7 48 (3.52%) AWS Step Functions
8 33 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (2.20%) Power Platform
10 23 (1.69%) SaaS
11 21 (1.54%) OpenShift
12 14 (1.03%) Azure Service Bus
13 5 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.37%) Microsoft 365
14 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.29%) GitHub
14 4 (0.29%) npm
15 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.073%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.51%) DHCP
1 7 (0.51%) DNS
1 7 (0.51%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.44%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.44%) FTP
2 6 (0.44%) HTTP
2 6 (0.44%) Multicast
3 4 (0.29%) AMQP
3 4 (0.29%) WebEx
4 3 (0.22%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.22%) Firewall
4 3 (0.22%) InfiniBand
4 3 (0.22%) LAN
4 3 (0.22%) SAN
5 2 (0.15%) WAN
6 1 (0.073%) Internet
6 1 (0.073%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.073%) PBX
6 1 (0.073%) Skype
6 1 (0.073%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 54 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 48 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
5 40 (2.94%) KDB
6 35 (2.57%) Apache Ignite
7 30 (2.20%) Power BI
8 18 (1.32%) Big Data
8 18 (1.32%) Data Mart
9 16 (1.17%) Flink
10 15 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.03%) Blockchain
11 14 (1.03%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.81%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.73%) Data Lake
15 7 (0.51%) Kdb+
15 7 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 70 (5.14%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.69%) JIRA
3 20 (1.47%) Subversion
4 16 (1.17%) Maven
5 12 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.81%) Artifactory
7 8 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.59%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.37%) GitLab
8 5 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.29%) JUnit
9 4 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.29%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.29%) webpack
10 3 (0.22%) gulp
10 3 (0.22%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.15%) Moq
11 2 (0.15%) NUnit
11 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 881 (64.68%) Finance
2 279 (20.48%) Banking
3 191 (14.02%) Social Skills
4 166 (12.19%) Investment Banking
5 61 (4.48%) Retail
6 53 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
7 52 (3.82%) Back Office
8 28 (2.06%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
10 16 (1.17%) Legal
11 15 (1.10%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.37%) Advertising
12 5 (0.37%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (0.37%) Marketing
13 4 (0.29%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.15%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.073%) Automotive
15 1 (0.073%) Games
15 1 (0.073%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 893 (65.57%) Developer
2 204 (14.98%) Analyst
3 184 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 183 (13.44%) Software Engineer
5 171 (12.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 170 (12.48%) Front Office Developer
7 167 (12.26%) React Developer
8 163 (11.97%) JavaScript Developer
9 157 (11.53%) Python Developer
10 139 (10.21%) .NET Developer
11 129 (9.47%) AWS Developer
12 125 (9.18%) Business Analyst
13 110 (8.08%) .NET Software Engineer
14 109 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
15 96 (7.05%) C# Developer
16 87 (6.39%) JavaScript Engineer
17 85 (6.24%) UI Developer
18 81 (5.95%) AWS Engineer
19 79 (5.80%) Senior Developer
20 76 (5.58%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (33.41%) React
2 275 (20.19%) .NET
3 251 (18.43%) Web Services
4 244 (17.91%) AngularJS
5 165 (12.11%) Vue.js
6 155 (11.38%) Node.js
7 142 (10.43%) .NET Core
8 85 (6.24%) ASP.NET
9 82 (6.02%) FIX Protocol
10 81 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 78 (5.73%) Kafka
12 77 (5.65%) ASP.NET Core
13 56 (4.11%) HTML
14 52 (3.82%) Shiny
15 51 (3.74%) React Native
16 48 (3.52%) Spring
17 37 (2.72%) Middleware
18 36 (2.64%) GraphQL
19 35 (2.57%) CSS
20 33 (2.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 487 (35.76%) Equities
2 459 (33.70%) Derivative
3 430 (31.57%) Fixed Income
4 381 (27.97%) Hedge funds
5 357 (26.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 191 (14.02%) Greenfield Project
7 87 (6.39%) Market Risk
8 83 (6.09%) Equity Derivative
9 51 (3.74%) Social Media
10 44 (3.23%) Credit Risk
11 42 (3.08%) Data Structures
12 38 (2.79%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.54%) OTC Derivatives
13 21 (1.54%) Reference Data
13 21 (1.54%) User Experience
14 16 (1.17%) Exotic Derivative
14 16 (1.17%) Management Information System
15 15 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (0.73%) Renewable Energy
17 9 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 102 (7.49%) Linux
2 68 (4.99%) Unix
3 61 (4.48%) Windows
4 18 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.51%) Solaris
8 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.15%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.15%) zOS
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (45.30%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (32.38%) Software Engineering
3 440 (32.31%) Asset Management
4 407 (29.88%) Investment Management
5 247 (18.14%) Analytics
6 153 (11.23%) Fintech
7 143 (10.50%) Microservices
8 126 (9.25%) Low Latency
8 126 (9.25%) Multithreading
9 117 (8.59%) Migration
10 107 (7.86%) TDD
11 102 (7.49%) Electronic Trading
12 96 (7.05%) Business Analysis
13 82 (6.02%) Risk Management
14 73 (5.36%) Computer Science
15 70 (5.14%) Scrum
16 66 (4.85%) Mathematics
17 62 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
17 62 (4.55%) SDLC
18 61 (4.48%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 502 (36.86%) Python
2 481 (35.32%) JavaScript
3 444 (32.60%) Java
4 395 (29.00%) C#
5 274 (20.12%) SQL
6 168 (12.33%) TypeScript
7 138 (10.13%) C++
8 93 (6.83%) Scala
9 72 (5.29%) R
10 71 (5.21%) Kotlin
11 42 (3.08%) Java 8
12 41 (3.01%) VBA
13 33 (2.42%) Clojure
14 30 (2.20%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.84%) Perl
16 12 (0.88%) MATLAB
17 11 (0.81%) ES6
17 11 (0.81%) PowerShell
18 10 (0.73%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.66%) F#
Qualifications
1 81 (5.95%) Degree
2 26 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.22%) ISTQB
3 3 (0.22%) Master's Degree
3 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.15%) PhD
5 1 (0.073%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.073%) ISEB
5 1 (0.073%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.073%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.073%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.073%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.98%) MiFID
2 18 (1.32%) QA
3 5 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.37%) EMIR
4 4 (0.29%) GDPR
5 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.073%) Basel III
6 1 (0.073%) ITGC
6 1 (0.073%) PMO
System Software
1 149 (10.94%) Docker
2 9 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.22%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.073%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 97 (7.12%) Kubernetes
2 52 (3.82%) Terraform
3 9 (0.66%) Ansible
4 3 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.22%) Puppet
5 2 (0.15%) Control-M
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.073%) Grafana
6 1 (0.073%) Graphite
6 1 (0.073%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.073%) Oozie
6 1 (0.073%) Rancher
6 1 (0.073%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 85 (6.24%) Microsoft
2 54 (3.96%) Oracle
3 45 (3.30%) Bloomberg
4 43 (3.16%) Murex
5 34 (2.50%) Charles River
6 18 (1.32%) Google
7 15 (1.10%) Solace
8 14 (1.03%) ION Trading
8 14 (1.03%) Sybase
8 14 (1.03%) TIBCO
9 11 (0.81%) Fidessa
9 11 (0.81%) Sophis
10 8 (0.59%) Tradeweb
10 8 (0.59%) VMware
11 7 (0.51%) Calypso
11 7 (0.51%) Reuters
12 6 (0.44%) IBM
12 6 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.44%) Sencha
13 5 (0.37%) Refinitiv