Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 285 201
Rank change year-on-year +57 -84 +5
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,687 2,022 3,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.16% 1.74%
As % of the General category 3.63% 2.74% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,729 1,675 2,914
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £106,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% - +17.65%

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 74,059 73,870 93,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.70% 42.32% 44.67%
Number of salaries quoted 56,340 59,692 75,150
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 +60 2,659 £75,000 - 254
London +23 2,559 £75,000 - 236
UK excluding London +7 108 £70,000 +40.00% 22
South East +34 41 £80,000 +23.08% 7
Midlands +21 24 £38,500 - 4
North West +4 18 £60,000 +50.00% 3
North of England +2 18 £60,000 +33.33% 3
South West -9 15 £51,500 +58.46% 1
West Midlands +17 13 £37,500 -
East Midlands +16 11 £50,000 - 4
Northern Ireland -23 6 £35,000 -17.65% 3
East of England +1 3 £32,500 -40.91% 2
Scotland -56 3 £50,000 -18.70% 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 1,680 (62.52%) Finance
2 1,233 (45.89%) Banking
3 985 (36.66%) Java
4 980 (36.47%) Investment Banking
5 893 (33.23%) SQL
6 811 (30.18%) Asset Management
7 693 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
8 622 (23.15%) Wealth Management
9 607 (22.59%) Retail Banking
10 571 (21.25%) C#
11 554 (20.62%) Derivative
12 538 (20.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 508 (18.91%) Analytical Skills
14 489 (18.20%) Equities
15 463 (17.23%) Unix
16 438 (16.30%) Fixed Income
17 421 (15.67%) Degree
18 396 (14.74%) Python
19 395 (14.70%) Oracle
20 374 (13.92%) SDLC
21 368 (13.70%) Multithreading
22 346 (12.88%) Linux
23 343 (12.77%) Low Latency
24 321 (11.95%) Risk Management
25 309 (11.50%) JavaScript
26 303 (11.28%) .NET
27 293 (10.90%) Computer Science
28 283 (10.53%) Business Analysis
29 282 (10.49%) C++
30 275 (10.23%) OO

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 67 (2.49%) Tomcat
2 64 (2.38%) Apache
3 52 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 44 (1.64%) IIS
5 43 (1.60%) Confluence
6 36 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 30 (1.12%) DataSynapse
9 17 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
9 17 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
10 14 (0.52%) JBoss
11 11 (0.41%) SAS
12 10 (0.37%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.33%) CMS
14 7 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.22%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.15%) SugarCRM
16 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.11%) GemFire
Applications
1 98 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.11%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 71 (2.64%) ION MarketView
2 62 (2.31%) thinkFolio
3 23 (0.86%) Bloomberg AIM
4 10 (0.37%) LatentZero
4 10 (0.37%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 8 (0.30%) Eikon
6 7 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.26%) Endur
6 7 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.22%) Summit
8 5 (0.19%) Workfront
9 4 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle TCA
9 4 (0.15%) Sage CRM
9 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.11%) LongView
10 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 55 (2.05%) SaaS
2 38 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.89%) Office 365
4 16 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.22%) GitHub
6 6 (0.22%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.19%) npm
8 4 (0.15%) IaaS
8 4 (0.15%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 4 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.074%) PaaS
9 2 (0.074%) Yarn
10 1 (0.037%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.037%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.037%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.037%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.41%) Firewall
2 22 (0.82%) FIX Connectivity
3 16 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.52%) DNS
5 12 (0.45%) DHCP
5 12 (0.45%) LAN
5 12 (0.45%) WAN
6 9 (0.33%) SAN
7 7 (0.26%) HTTP
7 7 (0.26%) Network Security
8 6 (0.22%) Wireless
9 5 (0.19%) NAS
10 2 (0.074%) H.323
10 2 (0.074%) Internet
10 2 (0.074%) Intranet
10 2 (0.074%) ISDN
10 2 (0.074%) SS7
10 2 (0.074%) SSH
10 2 (0.074%) VoIP
10 2 (0.074%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 148 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 147 (5.47%) Big Data
4 109 (4.06%) Hadoop
5 83 (3.09%) Oracle Database
6 70 (2.61%) RDBMS
7 64 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 60 (2.23%) KDB
9 52 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 46 (1.71%) NoSQL
11 37 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 36 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (1.30%) MySQL
14 32 (1.19%) Blockchain
15 31 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
15 31 (1.15%) Power BI
16 28 (1.04%) Hazelcast
16 28 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (1.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 124 (4.61%) Subversion
2 121 (4.50%) Git (software)
3 102 (3.80%) JIRA
4 71 (2.64%) Maven
5 67 (2.49%) TeamCity
6 47 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 45 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 31 (1.15%) Gradle
9 29 (1.08%) GCC
10 26 (0.97%) JUnit
11 22 (0.82%) Eclipse
12 18 (0.67%) Jasmine
13 14 (0.52%) JBehave
14 13 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
15 12 (0.45%) Visual Studio
16 10 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (0.30%) gulp
18 6 (0.22%) Mockito
18 6 (0.22%) Selenium
18 6 (0.22%) webpack
General
1 1,680 (62.52%) Finance
2 1,233 (45.89%) Banking
3 980 (36.47%) Investment Banking
4 607 (22.59%) Retail Banking
5 163 (6.07%) Back Office
6 124 (4.61%) Financial Institution
7 58 (2.16%) Advertising
8 57 (2.12%) Marketing
9 51 (1.90%) Corporate Banking
10 50 (1.86%) Private Banking
11 37 (1.38%) Legal
12 35 (1.30%) German Language
12 35 (1.30%) Retail
13 21 (0.78%) Telecoms
14 17 (0.63%) Games
15 10 (0.37%) French Language
16 9 (0.33%) Music Industry
17 4 (0.15%) International Banking
17 4 (0.15%) Law
18 3 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,135 (42.24%) Developer
2 621 (23.11%) Analyst
3 458 (17.05%) Java Developer
4 393 (14.63%) Business Analyst
5 257 (9.56%) Applications Support
6 222 (8.26%) Senior Developer
7 198 (7.37%) Support Analyst
8 186 (6.92%) Front Office Developer
9 181 (6.74%) C# Developer
10 157 (5.84%) Software Engineer
11 111 (4.13%) Applications Support Analyst
12 96 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
13 93 (3.46%) C++ Developer
14 91 (3.39%) Python Developer
15 90 (3.35%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 90 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
16 86 (3.20%) .NET Developer
17 85 (3.16%) Financial Analyst
18 76 (2.83%) IT Support
19 73 (2.72%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (11.28%) .NET
2 212 (7.89%) FIX Protocol
3 179 (6.66%) HTML
4 135 (5.02%) AngularJS
5 126 (4.69%) WPF
6 118 (4.39%) XML
7 102 (3.80%) REST
8 95 (3.54%) HTML5
9 89 (3.31%) Kafka
10 87 (3.24%) ASP.NET
11 82 (3.05%) Spring
12 74 (2.75%) React
12 74 (2.75%) Web Services
13 72 (2.68%) WCF
14 71 (2.64%) Hibernate
15 60 (2.23%) CSS
16 56 (2.08%) Middleware
16 56 (2.08%) SOAP
17 45 (1.67%) .NET Framework
18 38 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 554 (20.62%) Derivative
2 538 (20.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 508 (18.91%) Analytical Skills
4 489 (18.20%) Equities
5 438 (16.30%) Fixed Income
6 293 (10.90%) Computer Science
7 155 (5.77%) Equity Derivative
7 155 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
8 116 (4.32%) Algorithms
9 115 (4.28%) Hedge funds
10 104 (3.87%) Credit Risk
11 78 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
12 75 (2.79%) Market Risk
13 71 (2.64%) Fintech
14 68 (2.53%) Data Structures
15 58 (2.16%) Credit Derivative
16 57 (2.12%) User Experience
17 50 (1.86%) Management Information System
18 48 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
19 42 (1.56%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 463 (17.23%) Unix
2 346 (12.88%) Linux
3 232 (8.63%) Windows
4 41 (1.53%) Solaris
5 28 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 20 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.45%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.22%) OS/390
10 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.074%) HPUX
12 2 (0.074%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.074%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.037%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.037%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 811 (30.18%) Asset Management
2 693 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
3 622 (23.15%) Wealth Management
4 374 (13.92%) SDLC
5 368 (13.70%) Multithreading
6 343 (12.77%) Low Latency
7 321 (11.95%) Risk Management
8 283 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 275 (10.23%) OO
10 274 (10.20%) Electronic Trading
11 233 (8.67%) Mathematics
12 224 (8.34%) Project Management
13 217 (8.08%) Software Engineering
14 213 (7.93%) Analytics
15 193 (7.18%) Test Automation
16 172 (6.40%) Investment Management
17 163 (6.07%) TDD
18 158 (5.88%) Algorithmic Trading
19 152 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
20 143 (5.32%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 985 (36.66%) Java
2 893 (33.23%) SQL
3 571 (21.25%) C#
4 396 (14.74%) Python
5 309 (11.50%) JavaScript
6 282 (10.49%) C++
7 118 (4.39%) Perl
8 107 (3.98%) Shell Script
8 107 (3.98%) VBA
9 66 (2.46%) VB
10 65 (2.42%) Bash Shell
10 65 (2.42%) PL/SQL
11 61 (2.27%) Scala
12 53 (1.97%) MATLAB
12 53 (1.97%) R
13 51 (1.90%) PowerShell
14 49 (1.82%) C
15 44 (1.64%) T-SQL
16 38 (1.41%) TypeScript
17 29 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 421 (15.67%) Degree
2 56 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (1.15%) PhD
4 28 (1.04%) Master's Degree
5 23 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
7 17 (0.63%) CFA
8 16 (0.60%) MCSE
9 12 (0.45%) CISA
9 12 (0.45%) CISM
9 12 (0.45%) CISSP
10 11 (0.41%) MCP
11 9 (0.33%) CIMA
11 9 (0.33%) CRISC
11 9 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.22%) SSCP
13 3 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.11%) ISEB
13 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (9.68%) QA
2 58 (2.16%) MiFID
3 42 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.08%) SLA
5 28 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
6 27 (1.00%) EMIR
7 12 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.26%) GDPR
9 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.19%) PMO
11 4 (0.15%) FATCA
11 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.074%) Basel III
14 1 (0.037%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.037%) AIFMD
System Software
1 24 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.78%) Docker
3 12 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 12 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.37%) HDFS
5 9 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.26%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.15%) GridGain
8 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.037%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.037%) XenApp
10 1 (0.037%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (0.97%) PowerBroker
2 21 (0.78%) Control-M
3 15 (0.56%) SCCM
4 14 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (0.22%) Mesos
5 6 (0.22%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
6 4 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.15%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.11%) Puppet
8 1 (0.037%) Graphite
8 1 (0.037%) Kibana
8 1 (0.037%) Nagios
8 1 (0.037%) Netcool
8 1 (0.037%) OpenView
8 1 (0.037%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 395 (14.70%) Oracle
2 172 (6.40%) Sybase
3 157 (5.84%) Microsoft
4 110 (4.09%) Bloomberg
5 104 (3.87%) Charles River
5 104 (3.87%) ION Trading
6 81 (3.01%) Murex
7 65 (2.42%) TIBCO
8 48 (1.79%) Fidessa
9 35 (1.30%) Reuters
10 29 (1.08%) Citrix
11 27 (1.00%) Calypso
11 27 (1.00%) Informatica
11 27 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
12 26 (0.97%) Cadence
13 19 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (0.63%) StreamBase
15 16 (0.60%) Sun
16 14 (0.52%) VMware
17 13 (0.48%) Solace