Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 244 189
Rank change year-on-year +7 -55 +90
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,008 2,383 3,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.42% 1.93%
As % of the General category 3.58% 3.30% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,711 1,869 1,842
UK median annual salary £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £130,000 £120,000 £111,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -6.86% -2.86%

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 56,062 72,315 79,962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.59% 43.11% 45.34%
Number of salaries quoted 42,001 55,304 58,457
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,375 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 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
England +7 1,998 £90,000 +12.50% 182
London +10 1,986 £90,000 +9.09% 173
UK excluding London -38 17 £45,000 -5.26% 12
South West -16 5 £33,750 -28.95%
Midlands +32 3 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Scotland -9 3 £55,000 +29.41%
South East +23 2 £72,500 -3.33% 4
East Midlands +17 2 £45,000 -30.77%
North of England +9 2 £65,000 +44.44%
North West -4 2 £65,000 +44.44%
West Midlands +19 1 £37,500 - 5
Northern Ireland -15 1 £75,000 +22.45% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1,305 (64.99%) Finance
2 951 (47.36%) Java
3 881 (43.87%) Fixed Income
4 848 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
5 834 (41.53%) Asset Management
6 715 (35.61%) Derivative
7 645 (32.12%) Equities
8 621 (30.93%) Python
9 580 (28.88%) SQL
10 574 (28.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 574 (28.59%) Banking
11 567 (28.24%) C#
12 525 (26.15%) Software Engineering
13 510 (25.40%) AWS
14 495 (24.65%) Investment Management
15 437 (21.76%) Web Services
16 363 (18.08%) C++
17 350 (17.43%) JavaScript
18 347 (17.28%) Hedge funds
19 322 (16.04%) Oracle
20 304 (15.14%) Mentoring
21 287 (14.29%) Degree
22 285 (14.19%) .NET
23 266 (13.25%) Investment Banking
24 260 (12.95%) AngularJS
25 259 (12.90%) SQL Server
26 257 (12.80%) React
27 255 (12.70%) Docker
27 255 (12.70%) J2EE
28 254 (12.65%) Greenfield Project

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
1 117 (5.83%) Oracle Workflow
2 53 (2.64%) WebSphere
3 48 (2.39%) Apache
4 37 (1.84%) Apache Spark
4 37 (1.84%) Confluence
5 21 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.40%) IIS
6 8 (0.40%) Jupyter
6 8 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
7 6 (0.30%) nginx
7 6 (0.30%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.20%) GemFire
8 4 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.100%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.050%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.050%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.050%) SAS
10 1 (0.050%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.050%) InVision
5 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.050%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 218 (10.86%) thinkFolio
2 142 (7.07%) Markit EDM
3 124 (6.18%) Front Arena
4 30 (1.49%) LatentZero
5 23 (1.15%) Eagle PACE
6 20 (1.00%) PolarLake
7 14 (0.70%) ION MarketView
8 12 (0.60%) LongView
9 8 (0.40%) Bloomberg AIM
10 7 (0.35%) FINCAD Analytics
10 7 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (0.25%) RMDS
12 4 (0.20%) Eze OMS
12 4 (0.20%) Tradar
13 3 (0.15%) SAP SD
14 2 (0.100%) Advent Geneva
14 2 (0.100%) Bloomberg TOMS
14 2 (0.100%) Dynamics CRM
14 2 (0.100%) SimCorp Dimension
14 2 (0.100%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 510 (25.40%) AWS
2 147 (7.32%) Amazon S3
3 114 (5.68%) GitHub
4 113 (5.63%) Amazon SQS
5 107 (5.33%) Serverless
6 106 (5.28%) AWS Lambda
7 87 (4.33%) Azure
8 67 (3.34%) OpenShift
9 59 (2.94%) GCP
10 52 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
11 50 (2.49%) Amazon ECS
12 41 (2.04%) SaaS
13 38 (1.89%) Power Platform
14 32 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.75%) AWS Fargate
15 15 (0.75%) Office 365
16 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.30%) npm
18 5 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 5 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.85%) FIX Connectivity
2 14 (0.70%) LAN
2 14 (0.70%) WAN
3 13 (0.65%) Multicast
4 9 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.35%) Wireless
6 6 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (0.30%) Firewall
7 4 (0.20%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.20%) Internet
7 4 (0.20%) Softphone
7 4 (0.20%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.15%) SSL
9 2 (0.100%) DMZ
9 2 (0.100%) DNS
9 2 (0.100%) SAN
9 2 (0.100%) Skype
9 2 (0.100%) SSH
9 2 (0.100%) VPN
10 1 (0.050%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 125 (6.23%) Amazon RDS
3 112 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 75 (3.74%) Big Data
5 55 (2.74%) RDBMS
6 46 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 44 (2.19%) MySQL
8 38 (1.89%) Power BI
9 37 (1.84%) Amazon Redshift
10 32 (1.59%) Amazon Athena
10 32 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 32 (1.59%) NoSQL
11 30 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 30 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
12 27 (1.34%) KDB
13 24 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
14 23 (1.15%) Hadoop
15 20 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
16 18 (0.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 87 (4.33%) RStudio
2 83 (4.13%) Git (software)
3 81 (4.03%) Jenkins
4 64 (3.19%) JIRA
5 50 (2.49%) Artifactory
6 41 (2.04%) Subversion
7 40 (1.99%) TeamCity
8 39 (1.94%) Maven
9 28 (1.39%) Eclipse
10 19 (0.95%) Selenium
11 18 (0.90%) GitLab
12 15 (0.75%) Bitbucket
13 12 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.50%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.50%) JUnit
15 10 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (0.50%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.40%) webpack
17 7 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,305 (64.99%) Finance
2 574 (28.59%) Banking
3 266 (13.25%) Investment Banking
4 139 (6.92%) Back Office
5 96 (4.78%) German Language
6 94 (4.68%) French Language
7 93 (4.63%) Italian Language
7 93 (4.63%) Spanish Language
8 74 (3.69%) Dutch Language
9 59 (2.94%) Legal
10 36 (1.79%) Marketing
11 22 (1.10%) Retail
12 21 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.60%) Law
14 11 (0.55%) Publishing
15 10 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
16 8 (0.40%) Games
17 5 (0.25%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
17 5 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 868 (43.23%) Developer
2 376 (18.73%) Java Developer
3 284 (14.14%) Analyst
4 192 (9.56%) Front Office Developer
5 184 (9.16%) Architect
6 181 (9.01%) Software Engineer
7 156 (7.77%) Senior Developer
8 150 (7.47%) Business Analyst
9 128 (6.37%) Applications Support
10 121 (6.03%) C# Developer
11 112 (5.58%) Consultant
12 108 (5.38%) AWS Engineer
13 104 (5.18%) AWS Software Engineer
14 99 (4.93%) AWS Architect
15 93 (4.63%) Java Engineer
16 92 (4.58%) AWS Developer
17 91 (4.53%) Python Developer
18 89 (4.43%) Lead Developer
19 87 (4.33%) Senior Java Developer
20 85 (4.23%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (21.76%) Web Services
2 285 (14.19%) .NET
3 260 (12.95%) AngularJS
4 257 (12.80%) React
5 255 (12.70%) J2EE
6 181 (9.01%) XML
7 170 (8.47%) FIX Protocol
8 159 (7.92%) Node.js
9 122 (6.08%) HTML
10 89 (4.43%) J2SE
11 60 (2.99%) Spring
12 53 (2.64%) NumPy
13 52 (2.59%) Pandas
14 51 (2.54%) WebSphere MQ
15 49 (2.44%) HTML5
16 44 (2.19%) SciPy
17 42 (2.09%) WPF
18 37 (1.84%) ASP.NET
18 37 (1.84%) CSS
19 36 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 881 (43.87%) Fixed Income
2 715 (35.61%) Derivative
3 645 (32.12%) Equities
4 574 (28.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 347 (17.28%) Hedge funds
6 254 (12.65%) Greenfield Project
7 116 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
8 80 (3.98%) Reference Data
9 77 (3.83%) Equity Derivative
10 72 (3.59%) Algorithms
11 58 (2.89%) Credit Risk
11 58 (2.89%) Data Structures
12 35 (1.74%) Credit Derivative
12 35 (1.74%) Exotic Derivative
13 31 (1.54%) User Experience
14 29 (1.44%) Management Information System
15 27 (1.34%) Market Risk
16 17 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.70%) Cloud Native
18 12 (0.60%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 179 (8.91%) Linux
2 132 (6.57%) Unix
3 86 (4.28%) Windows
4 23 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.050%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.050%) Solaris
9 1 (0.050%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.050%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 848 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
2 834 (41.53%) Asset Management
3 525 (26.15%) Software Engineering
4 495 (24.65%) Investment Management
5 304 (15.14%) Mentoring
6 232 (11.55%) Computer Science
7 230 (11.45%) Business Analysis
8 228 (11.35%) Microservices
9 218 (10.86%) Portfolio Management
10 194 (9.66%) Analytics
11 182 (9.06%) Multithreading
12 176 (8.76%) Low Latency
13 163 (8.12%) Fund Management
14 152 (7.57%) Electronic Trading
15 147 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
16 143 (7.12%) Workflow
17 134 (6.67%) Test Automation
18 130 (6.47%) Algorithmic Trading
19 126 (6.27%) Front End Development
19 126 (6.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 951 (47.36%) Java
2 621 (30.93%) Python
3 580 (28.88%) SQL
4 567 (28.24%) C#
5 363 (18.08%) C++
6 350 (17.43%) JavaScript
7 224 (11.16%) R
8 96 (4.78%) Perl
9 65 (3.24%) VBA
10 63 (3.14%) Bash Shell
11 59 (2.94%) TypeScript
12 58 (2.89%) Java 8
12 58 (2.89%) Scala
13 32 (1.59%) C
14 29 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.29%) PHP
16 22 (1.10%) PowerShell
17 21 (1.05%) Ruby
18 19 (0.95%) PL/SQL
19 17 (0.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 287 (14.29%) Degree
2 70 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (1.84%) CFA
4 34 (1.69%) CIMA
5 12 (0.60%) ISEB
5 12 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.50%) PhD
7 9 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.30%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.25%) MCSE
9 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.20%) CCNP
10 4 (0.20%) CCNP Voice
10 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
12 2 (0.100%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.100%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.49%) QA
2 28 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.60%) Basel III
4 11 (0.55%) SLA
5 10 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.45%) MiFID
7 6 (0.30%) EMIR
8 4 (0.20%) GDPR
9 3 (0.15%) PMO
10 1 (0.050%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.050%) Basel II
10 1 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.050%) FATCA
10 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 255 (12.70%) Docker
2 15 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.60%) GridGain
4 8 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.15%) vSphere
7 2 (0.100%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 127 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 91 (4.53%) Terraform
3 16 (0.80%) Ansible
4 13 (0.65%) SCCM
5 12 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.50%) Control-M
6 10 (0.50%) Puppet
7 9 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (0.40%) HP Fortify
9 5 (0.25%) Icinga
9 5 (0.25%) Nagios
9 5 (0.25%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.20%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.050%) Grafana
11 1 (0.050%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.050%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 322 (16.04%) Oracle
2 225 (11.21%) Charles River
3 209 (10.41%) Bloomberg
4 161 (8.02%) SimCorp
5 136 (6.77%) Reuters
6 131 (6.52%) Calypso
7 97 (4.83%) Microsoft
8 51 (2.54%) Informatica
9 41 (2.04%) Google
10 39 (1.94%) ION Trading
10 39 (1.94%) Sybase
11 37 (1.84%) Fidessa
12 34 (1.69%) Casewise
13 30 (1.49%) Murex
13 30 (1.49%) TIBCO
14 23 (1.15%) Eze Software Group
14 23 (1.15%) Tradeweb
15 22 (1.10%) Eze Castle Integration
15 22 (1.10%) FXall
15 22 (1.10%) MarketAxess