Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 198 277
Rank change year-on-year +7 +79 -6
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,287 2,158 1,907
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.75% 1.26%
As % of the General category 4.49% 4.39% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,302 2,017 1,682
Median annual salary £90,000 £100,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £57,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £130,000 £143,750 £118,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% -25.00% -32.20%

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 28,636 49,130 61,866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.49% 39.90% 40.87%
Number of salaries quoted 21,535 37,735 47,747
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,575 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.16% +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 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 12 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 26 February 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 +15 1,270 £90,000 -10.00% 122
London +6 1,254 £90,000 -10.00% 117
Work from Home -32 176 £70,000 -41.67% 19
UK excluding London +165 17 £36,000 -4.00% 7
North of England +65 5 £53,000 +57.04% 1
North West - 5 £53,000 -
Midlands +62 4 £36,000 -4.00%
West Midlands +51 4 £36,000 -4.00%
Scotland +25 4 £35,000 -36.36% 2
South East +124 2 £75,000 +66.67% 1
Northern Ireland +14 1 - -
East of England - 1 £26,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 841 (65.35%) Finance
2 603 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 530 (41.18%) Python
4 490 (38.07%) Java
5 478 (37.14%) Fixed Income
6 454 (35.28%) Derivative
7 452 (35.12%) JavaScript
8 447 (34.73%) Equities
9 420 (32.63%) Software Engineering
10 415 (32.25%) React
11 392 (30.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 382 (29.68%) Hedge funds
13 379 (29.45%) Asset Management
14 378 (29.37%) C#
15 340 (26.42%) AWS
16 327 (25.41%) SQL
17 306 (23.78%) Investment Management
18 297 (23.08%) AngularJS
19 283 (21.99%) Banking
20 277 (21.52%) Web Services
21 246 (19.11%) .NET
22 215 (16.71%) Vue.js
23 193 (15.00%) Analytics
24 189 (14.69%) Investment Banking
25 164 (12.74%) Azure
26 154 (11.97%) Fintech
27 150 (11.66%) C++
28 147 (11.42%) TypeScript
29 136 (10.57%) Greenfield Project
29 136 (10.57%) .NET Core

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 49 (3.81%) Apache Spark
2 38 (2.95%) Apache
3 9 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.39%) Confluence
5 4 (0.31%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.31%) IIS
6 3 (0.23%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.16%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.078%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (2.33%) Markit EDM
2 22 (1.71%) Eagle PACE
3 15 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.78%) PolarLake
5 4 (0.31%) Bond Adapt
5 4 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.23%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.078%) Actimize
7 1 (0.078%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.078%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.078%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 340 (26.42%) AWS
2 164 (12.74%) Azure
3 97 (7.54%) Serverless
4 94 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
5 92 (7.15%) Amazon S3
5 92 (7.15%) GCP
6 89 (6.92%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (2.02%) Power Platform
7 26 (2.02%) SaaS
8 12 (0.93%) Microsoft 365
9 11 (0.85%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.23%) GitHub
13 2 (0.16%) npm
13 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.078%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.078%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.078%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.62%) HTTP
2 6 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (0.47%) FTP
2 6 (0.47%) Multicast
3 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.31%) DNS
4 4 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
5 3 (0.23%) DHCP
5 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.23%) InfiniBand
6 2 (0.16%) Firewall
6 2 (0.16%) LAN
6 2 (0.16%) SAN
6 2 (0.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.078%) AMQP
7 1 (0.078%) Internet
7 1 (0.078%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.078%) Network Security
7 1 (0.078%) SSH
7 1 (0.078%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (6.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 82 (6.37%) SQL Server
3 44 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 34 (2.64%) Apache Ignite
5 28 (2.18%) KDB
6 27 (2.10%) NoSQL
7 26 (2.02%) Power BI
8 20 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.32%) Data Lake
10 14 (1.09%) Big Data
10 14 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.85%) Blockchain
12 11 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.54%) Data Mart
15 6 (0.47%) Hazelcast
15 6 (0.47%) Kdb+
16 5 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
16 5 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (5.44%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.02%) Subversion
3 19 (1.48%) JIRA
4 10 (0.78%) Maven
5 8 (0.62%) Artifactory
5 8 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.54%) NUnit
6 7 (0.54%) SonarQube
7 6 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.39%) Cypress.io
8 5 (0.39%) GitLab
8 5 (0.39%) JUnit
8 5 (0.39%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.31%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.23%) JMeter
11 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.16%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 841 (65.35%) Finance
2 283 (21.99%) Banking
3 189 (14.69%) Investment Banking
4 67 (5.21%) Back Office
5 61 (4.74%) Retail
6 29 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.93%) Legal
8 11 (0.85%) Private Banking
9 8 (0.62%) Advertising
10 4 (0.31%) Marketing
11 3 (0.23%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.078%) Automotive
13 1 (0.078%) French Language
13 1 (0.078%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.078%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 858 (66.67%) Developer
2 248 (19.27%) Software Engineer
3 239 (18.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 203 (15.77%) Python Developer
5 195 (15.15%) Java Developer
6 170 (13.21%) JavaScript Developer
7 166 (12.90%) Analyst
8 137 (10.64%) Front Office Developer
9 134 (10.41%) Python Engineer
10 116 (9.01%) Business Analyst
11 111 (8.62%) .NET Developer
12 107 (8.31%) React Developer
13 105 (8.16%) C# Developer
13 105 (8.16%) JavaScript Engineer
14 102 (7.93%) Python Software Engineer
15 90 (6.99%) Senior Developer
16 84 (6.53%) .NET Software Engineer
17 83 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
18 75 (5.83%) Applications Support
19 72 (5.59%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (32.25%) React
2 297 (23.08%) AngularJS
3 277 (21.52%) Web Services
4 246 (19.11%) .NET
5 215 (16.71%) Vue.js
6 136 (10.57%) .NET Core
7 91 (7.07%) Node.js
8 65 (5.05%) ASP.NET
8 65 (5.05%) FIX Protocol
9 64 (4.97%) Kafka
10 63 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 51 (3.96%) ASP.NET Core
11 51 (3.96%) React Native
12 48 (3.73%) Shiny
13 45 (3.50%) Spring
14 41 (3.19%) HTML
15 34 (2.64%) WPF
16 32 (2.49%) .NET Framework
17 30 (2.33%) CSS
18 24 (1.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 478 (37.14%) Fixed Income
2 454 (35.28%) Derivative
3 447 (34.73%) Equities
4 392 (30.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 382 (29.68%) Hedge funds
6 136 (10.57%) Greenfield Project
7 66 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
8 57 (4.43%) Market Risk
9 51 (3.96%) Social Media
10 44 (3.42%) Reference Data
11 42 (3.26%) Data Structures
12 37 (2.87%) Algorithms
12 37 (2.87%) Equity Derivative
13 29 (2.25%) Credit Derivative
14 21 (1.63%) User Experience
15 20 (1.55%) OTC Derivatives
16 18 (1.40%) Credit Risk
17 16 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
18 12 (0.93%) Blog
18 12 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 101 (7.85%) Linux
2 58 (4.51%) Unix
3 46 (3.57%) Windows
4 10 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.62%) Solaris
6 5 (0.39%) CoreOS
6 5 (0.39%) zOS
7 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.23%) CentOS
9 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.078%) Fedora
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (32.63%) Software Engineering
3 379 (29.45%) Asset Management
4 306 (23.78%) Investment Management
5 193 (15.00%) Analytics
6 154 (11.97%) Fintech
7 119 (9.25%) Low Latency
8 116 (9.01%) Microservices
9 113 (8.78%) Multithreading
10 97 (7.54%) Electronic Trading
11 93 (7.23%) TDD
12 88 (6.84%) Business Analysis
13 86 (6.68%) Computer Science
14 84 (6.53%) Migration
14 84 (6.53%) Scrum
15 81 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
16 76 (5.91%) Risk Management
17 73 (5.67%) Mathematics
18 69 (5.36%) DevOps
19 62 (4.82%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 530 (41.18%) Python
2 490 (38.07%) Java
3 452 (35.12%) JavaScript
4 378 (29.37%) C#
5 327 (25.41%) SQL
6 150 (11.66%) C++
7 147 (11.42%) TypeScript
8 99 (7.69%) Kotlin
9 76 (5.91%) R
10 59 (4.58%) Scala
11 41 (3.19%) Java 8
12 36 (2.80%) VBA
13 32 (2.49%) Clojure
14 27 (2.10%) Perl
15 25 (1.94%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.01%) MATLAB
17 12 (0.93%) PowerShell
18 10 (0.78%) ES6
18 10 (0.78%) PHP
19 6 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (7.30%) Degree
2 30 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.31%) ISTQB
3 4 (0.31%) Master's Degree
3 4 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.16%) ISEB
4 2 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.16%) PhD
5 1 (0.078%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.078%) PMP
5 1 (0.078%) RHCE
5 1 (0.078%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.078%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.71%) MiFID
1 22 (1.71%) QA
2 10 (0.78%) EMIR
3 9 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.078%) COBIT
5 1 (0.078%) GDPR
5 1 (0.078%) ITGC
System Software
1 93 (7.23%) Docker
2 10 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.16%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.078%) HDFS
7 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.078%) Squid
7 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (4.20%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.70%) Ansible
3 6 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (0.47%) Puppet
3 6 (0.47%) SCCM
3 6 (0.47%) Terraform
4 5 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.31%) Control-M
5 4 (0.31%) Nagios
6 3 (0.23%) Grafana
6 3 (0.23%) Graphite
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.078%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.078%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.078%) Oozie
Vendors
1 83 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.44%) Bloomberg
3 34 (2.64%) Oracle
4 31 (2.41%) Charles River
5 30 (2.33%) Murex
6 26 (2.02%) Google
7 19 (1.48%) ION Trading
8 18 (1.40%) Reuters
9 16 (1.24%) Solace
10 13 (1.01%) Fidessa
11 12 (0.93%) Sybase
11 12 (0.93%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.78%) Sophis
13 9 (0.70%) Calypso
13 9 (0.70%) FactSet
13 9 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.62%) IBM
15 7 (0.54%) Apple
16 6 (0.47%) Cisco
16 6 (0.47%) Red Hat