Period
to 16 July 2020

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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 198 260 249
Rank change year-on-year +62 -11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,273 1,849 2,403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.27% 1.37%
As % of the General category 4.33% 3.18% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,151 1,587 1,881
Median annual salary £102,500 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £63,750 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £140,000 £122,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,250 £33,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.41% -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 29,381 58,199 76,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.50% 39.91% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22,499 43,857 58,452
Median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.36% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

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 16 July 2020.

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 16 July 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
England +74 1,271 £102,500 +28.13% 94
London +30 1,264 £102,500 +28.13% 90
Work from Home +50 12 £100,000 +37.93% 9
UK excluding London +230 9 £36,250 +7.41% 5
North of England +166 4 £38,750 -40.38% 1
South East +144 2 £32,500 +96.97% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £36,250 -
North East - 2 £40,000 -
South West +96 1 £27,500 -18.52%
Scotland +86 1 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland +23 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 with a requirement for Front Office.

1 878 (68.97%) Finance
2 721 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
3 654 (51.37%) Fixed Income
4 547 (42.97%) Java
4 547 (42.97%) Python
5 539 (42.34%) Hedge funds
6 523 (41.08%) AWS
7 478 (37.55%) Web Services
8 474 (37.23%) Asset Management
9 459 (36.06%) Derivative
10 446 (35.04%) JavaScript
11 420 (32.99%) Investment Management
12 391 (30.71%) Equities
13 381 (29.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 379 (29.77%) Software Engineering
15 370 (29.07%) AngularJS
16 368 (28.91%) React
17 352 (27.65%) Banking
18 325 (25.53%) SQL
19 319 (25.06%) C#
20 258 (20.27%) Azure
21 217 (17.05%) .NET
22 215 (16.89%) Investment Banking
23 214 (16.81%) Vue.js
24 189 (14.85%) Analytics
25 185 (14.53%) Bloomberg
26 183 (14.38%) C++
27 175 (13.75%) Decision-Making
28 158 (12.41%) Migration
29 154 (12.10%) Microservices

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 42 (3.30%) Apache Spark
2 21 (1.65%) Apache
2 21 (1.65%) Jupyter
3 16 (1.26%) Confluence
3 16 (1.26%) WebSphere
4 12 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.71%) CMS
5 9 (0.71%) IIS
5 9 (0.71%) nginx
6 6 (0.47%) DataSynapse
7 4 (0.31%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.16%) Luigi
8 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.16%) SAS
9 1 (0.079%) Mule
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 73 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 127 (9.98%) Markit EDM
2 69 (5.42%) SimCorp Dimension
3 45 (3.53%) PolarLake
4 43 (3.38%) Eagle PACE
4 43 (3.38%) FINCAD Analytics
5 27 (2.12%) thinkFolio
6 7 (0.55%) Front Arena
7 5 (0.39%) Bloomberg AIM
7 5 (0.39%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.24%) Eikon
8 3 (0.24%) Endur
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.079%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.079%) LongView
10 1 (0.079%) Minerva
10 1 (0.079%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
10 1 (0.079%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 523 (41.08%) AWS
2 258 (20.27%) Azure
3 144 (11.31%) GCP
4 33 (2.59%) OpenShift
5 27 (2.12%) Amazon S3
6 23 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (1.49%) Serverless
8 17 (1.34%) Office 365
9 13 (1.02%) GitHub
10 11 (0.86%) npm
11 8 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
11 8 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.55%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.31%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.26%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.02%) Firewall
3 12 (0.94%) FIX Connectivity
4 9 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (0.63%) Internet
5 8 (0.63%) SSL
6 6 (0.47%) Multicast
7 5 (0.39%) DNS
8 4 (0.31%) LAN
8 4 (0.31%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.31%) WAN
9 2 (0.16%) HTTP
9 2 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 100 (7.86%) NoSQL
3 72 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 67 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 63 (4.95%) MySQL
6 51 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
7 48 (3.77%) Redis
8 43 (3.38%) Amazon Athena
9 42 (3.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 42 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 39 (3.06%) Hadoop
11 30 (2.36%) Big Data
12 24 (1.89%) Relational Database
13 15 (1.18%) HBase
14 13 (1.02%) KDB
15 12 (0.94%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.71%) Hazelcast
17 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 8 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 52 (4.08%) RStudio
1 52 (4.08%) TeamCity
2 45 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 44 (3.46%) Octopus Deploy
4 36 (2.83%) MSBuild
5 31 (2.44%) Artifactory
6 28 (2.20%) JIRA
7 21 (1.65%) Jenkins
8 17 (1.34%) Bitbucket
9 16 (1.26%) Subversion
10 15 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (1.10%) Eclipse
12 13 (1.02%) Maven
13 11 (0.86%) Cypress.io
14 9 (0.71%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.55%) JUnit
16 5 (0.39%) Bitbucket Server
16 5 (0.39%) GitLab
17 4 (0.31%) GoCD
General
1 878 (68.97%) Finance
2 352 (27.65%) Banking
3 215 (16.89%) Investment Banking
4 98 (7.70%) Back Office
5 21 (1.65%) Legal
6 20 (1.57%) Marketing
7 17 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.63%) Retail
9 4 (0.31%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.24%) German Language
10 3 (0.24%) Law
11 2 (0.16%) Advertising
11 2 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.079%) International Banking
12 1 (0.079%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 629 (49.41%) Developer
2 179 (14.06%) AWS Engineer
2 179 (14.06%) Java Developer
3 178 (13.98%) Analyst
4 177 (13.90%) Python Developer
5 175 (13.75%) Software Engineer
6 154 (12.10%) Architect
7 143 (11.23%) AWS Developer
8 142 (11.15%) Front Office Developer
9 133 (10.45%) Python Engineer
10 115 (9.03%) AWS Software Engineer
11 112 (8.80%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 106 (8.33%) Business Analyst
13 82 (6.44%) Senior Developer
14 78 (6.13%) C# Developer
15 75 (5.89%) Python Software Engineer
16 72 (5.66%) .NET Developer
16 72 (5.66%) Finance Manager
17 69 (5.42%) Java Engineer
18 66 (5.18%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (37.55%) Web Services
2 370 (29.07%) AngularJS
3 368 (28.91%) React
4 217 (17.05%) .NET
5 214 (16.81%) Vue.js
6 121 (9.51%) .NET Core
7 113 (8.88%) Node.js
8 107 (8.41%) ASP.NET
9 79 (6.21%) J2EE
10 65 (5.11%) HTML
11 58 (4.56%) Spring
12 44 (3.46%) CSS
12 44 (3.46%) FIX Protocol
13 39 (3.06%) Redux
14 38 (2.99%) ASP.NET Core
14 38 (2.99%) HTML5
15 37 (2.91%) REST
16 36 (2.83%) Pandas
17 34 (2.67%) NumPy
18 27 (2.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 654 (51.37%) Fixed Income
2 539 (42.34%) Hedge funds
3 459 (36.06%) Derivative
4 391 (30.71%) Equities
5 381 (29.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 116 (9.11%) Reference Data
7 101 (7.93%) Greenfield Project
8 83 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
9 63 (4.95%) Algorithms
10 41 (3.22%) Equity Derivative
10 41 (3.22%) OTC Derivatives
11 35 (2.75%) Blog
12 34 (2.67%) Market Risk
13 32 (2.51%) Public Cloud
14 26 (2.04%) Data Structures
15 18 (1.41%) User Experience
16 17 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
18 14 (1.10%) Cloud Native
19 12 (0.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 100 (7.86%) Linux
2 59 (4.63%) Unix
3 53 (4.16%) Windows
4 16 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.079%) AIX
9 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (37.23%) Asset Management
3 420 (32.99%) Investment Management
4 379 (29.77%) Software Engineering
5 189 (14.85%) Analytics
6 175 (13.75%) Decision-Making
7 158 (12.41%) Migration
8 154 (12.10%) Microservices
8 154 (12.10%) Portfolio Management
9 151 (11.86%) Fintech
10 148 (11.63%) Scrum
11 142 (11.15%) Business Analysis
11 142 (11.15%) DevOps
12 129 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
13 119 (9.35%) Computer Science
14 117 (9.19%) Artificial Intelligence
14 117 (9.19%) TDD
15 109 (8.56%) Mathematics
16 106 (8.33%) OO
17 101 (7.93%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 547 (42.97%) Java
1 547 (42.97%) Python
2 446 (35.04%) JavaScript
3 325 (25.53%) SQL
4 319 (25.06%) C#
5 183 (14.38%) C++
6 137 (10.76%) R
7 82 (6.44%) Kotlin
8 70 (5.50%) VBA
9 46 (3.61%) F#
10 41 (3.22%) MATLAB
11 30 (2.36%) TypeScript
12 23 (1.81%) Scala
13 21 (1.65%) PowerShell
14 20 (1.57%) Java 8
14 20 (1.57%) Perl
15 18 (1.41%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.10%) ES6
17 11 (0.86%) ES7
18 9 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 133 (10.45%) Degree
2 45 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.41%) PhD
4 14 (1.10%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.39%) MCP
5 5 (0.39%) MCSA
5 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.079%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.079%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.67%) QA
2 10 (0.79%) MiFID
3 9 (0.71%) SLA
4 6 (0.47%) EMIR
5 5 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
System Software
1 75 (5.89%) Docker
2 6 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 70 (5.50%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.34%) Ansible
3 5 (0.39%) Terraform
4 4 (0.31%) Nagios
4 4 (0.31%) SCCM
5 2 (0.16%) Control-M
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.079%) Icinga
6 1 (0.079%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 185 (14.53%) Bloomberg
2 105 (8.25%) Charles River
3 100 (7.86%) Google
4 91 (7.15%) Microsoft
5 79 (6.21%) Calypso
6 75 (5.89%) SimCorp
7 64 (5.03%) GoldenSource
8 31 (2.44%) Oracle
9 26 (2.04%) Reuters
10 20 (1.57%) Cisco
11 18 (1.41%) TIBCO
12 17 (1.34%) Informatica
13 16 (1.26%) Avaya
14 14 (1.10%) Apple
15 10 (0.79%) ServiceNow
16 9 (0.71%) Murex
17 8 (0.63%) ION Trading
18 7 (0.55%) Fidessa
18 7 (0.55%) Nortel
18 7 (0.55%) Salesforce.com