Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 202 270 281
Rank change year-on-year +68 +11 +10
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,926 1,838 2,105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.23% 1.18%
As % of the General category 4.17% 3.05% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,794 1,599 1,739
Median annual salary £100,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
10th Percentile £60,000 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £118,750 £116,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £43,125 £62,500
% change year-on-year -18.84% -31.00% +31.58%

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 46,221 60,222 76,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.08% 40.36% 43.16%
Number of salaries quoted 35,060 45,581 60,181
Median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 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 +70 1,917 £100,000 +33.33% 106
London +30 1,899 £100,000 +33.33% 104
Work from Home +39 61 £125,000 +47.06% 2
UK excluding London +127 22 £35,000 -18.84% 2
South East +86 8 £32,500 -22.62%
North of England +64 7 £37,500 -42.31% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 -
Scotland +37 3 £55,000 +4.76%
South West +43 2 £58,750 +74.07%
North East - 2 £40,000 -
West Midlands +43 1 £31,500 -58.00% 1
Midlands +35 1 £31,500 -58.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 1,218 (63.24%) Finance
2 958 (49.74%) Fixed Income
3 930 (48.29%) Agile Software Development
4 864 (44.86%) Java
5 795 (41.28%) AWS
6 781 (40.55%) Python
7 760 (39.46%) Derivative
8 759 (39.41%) Asset Management
9 717 (37.23%) Web Services
10 716 (37.18%) Hedge funds
11 685 (35.57%) JavaScript
12 667 (34.63%) Equities
13 658 (34.16%) Investment Management
14 579 (30.06%) Banking
14 579 (30.06%) Software Engineering
15 536 (27.83%) C#
16 507 (26.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 473 (24.56%) SQL
18 451 (23.42%) Azure
19 444 (23.05%) React
20 443 (23.00%) AngularJS
21 418 (21.70%) Analytics
22 343 (17.81%) C++
23 336 (17.45%) Decision-Making
24 332 (17.24%) Artificial Intelligence
25 322 (16.72%) Bloomberg
26 317 (16.46%) Microservices
27 304 (15.78%) Mentoring
28 291 (15.11%) GCP
29 287 (14.90%) Investment Banking

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 47 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 31 (1.61%) Apache
3 24 (1.25%) Jupyter
4 22 (1.14%) IIS
5 20 (1.04%) nginx
6 17 (0.88%) Confluence
7 16 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.31%) DataSynapse
9 6 (0.31%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.26%) SAS
11 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.10%) CMS
12 2 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.052%) Mule
13 1 (0.052%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.052%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 79 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 139 (7.22%) Markit EDM
2 110 (5.71%) FINCAD Analytics
3 72 (3.74%) thinkFolio
4 56 (2.91%) PolarLake
5 55 (2.86%) Eagle PACE
6 42 (2.18%) SimCorp Dimension
7 34 (1.77%) Front Arena
8 14 (0.73%) Endur
9 10 (0.52%) LatentZero
10 8 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.36%) Bloomberg AIM
12 5 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
13 3 (0.16%) Eikon
14 2 (0.10%) Softmar
15 1 (0.052%) Bloomberg TOMS
15 1 (0.052%) LongView
15 1 (0.052%) Minerva
15 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
15 1 (0.052%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 795 (41.28%) AWS
2 451 (23.42%) Azure
3 291 (15.11%) GCP
4 78 (4.05%) OpenShift
5 70 (3.63%) Amazon SQS
6 61 (3.17%) Amazon ECS
7 54 (2.80%) Amazon S3
8 39 (2.02%) Serverless
9 38 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
10 36 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
11 29 (1.51%) Office 365
12 25 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (1.04%) GitHub
14 15 (0.78%) SaaS
15 11 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.57%) Power Platform
16 6 (0.31%) AWS Fargate
17 4 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
18 3 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
19 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.19%) Firewall
2 21 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
3 20 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.67%) Internet
4 13 (0.67%) SSL
5 12 (0.62%) LAN
5 12 (0.62%) WAN
6 11 (0.57%) Multicast
7 10 (0.52%) FIX Connectivity
8 9 (0.47%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.31%) DNS
10 5 (0.26%) VPN
11 4 (0.21%) HTTP
11 4 (0.21%) WinSCP
12 2 (0.10%) Skype
13 1 (0.052%) BGP
13 1 (0.052%) FTP
13 1 (0.052%) IGMP
13 1 (0.052%) MPLS
13 1 (0.052%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 152 (7.89%) Amazon Athena
3 138 (7.17%) NoSQL
4 126 (6.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 122 (6.33%) MySQL
6 119 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
7 102 (5.30%) MongoDB
8 100 (5.19%) Redis
9 75 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 73 (3.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 52 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
11 52 (2.70%) Big Data
12 44 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
13 42 (2.18%) Hadoop
14 23 (1.19%) Relational Database
15 20 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (0.88%) KDB
16 17 (0.88%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (0.78%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 96 (4.98%) RStudio
2 83 (4.31%) Octopus Deploy
3 80 (4.15%) TeamCity
4 71 (3.69%) Artifactory
5 65 (3.37%) Git (software)
6 55 (2.86%) MSBuild
7 41 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 32 (1.66%) JIRA
9 26 (1.35%) Eclipse
9 26 (1.35%) Maven
9 26 (1.35%) Subversion
10 16 (0.83%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.83%) NUnit
11 13 (0.67%) Jasmine
11 13 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.62%) GitLab
12 12 (0.62%) JUnit
13 11 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
13 11 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,218 (63.24%) Finance
2 579 (30.06%) Banking
3 287 (14.90%) Investment Banking
4 179 (9.29%) Back Office
5 46 (2.39%) Financial Institution
6 35 (1.82%) Legal
7 34 (1.77%) Marketing
8 12 (0.62%) Retail
9 10 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.47%) German Language
11 6 (0.31%) French Language
11 6 (0.31%) Italian Language
11 6 (0.31%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.16%) Korean Language
12 3 (0.16%) Law
13 2 (0.10%) Games
13 2 (0.10%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.052%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.052%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 922 (47.87%) Developer
2 330 (17.13%) Java Developer
3 254 (13.19%) Front Office Developer
4 197 (10.23%) Analyst
5 186 (9.66%) Python Developer
6 184 (9.55%) Senior Developer
7 178 (9.24%) Software Engineer
8 149 (7.74%) C# Developer
9 131 (6.80%) Architect
10 125 (6.49%) AWS Developer
11 124 (6.44%) AWS Engineer
12 117 (6.07%) Python Engineer
13 109 (5.66%) .NET Developer
14 106 (5.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 106 (5.50%) Senior Java Developer
15 104 (5.40%) Java Engineer
16 93 (4.83%) Quantitative Developer
17 89 (4.62%) Business Analyst
18 87 (4.52%) React Developer
19 86 (4.47%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 717 (37.23%) Web Services
2 444 (23.05%) React
3 443 (23.00%) AngularJS
4 280 (14.54%) .NET
5 258 (13.40%) J2EE
6 202 (10.49%) Node.js
7 150 (7.79%) Vue.js
8 118 (6.13%) ASP.NET
9 117 (6.07%) .NET Core
10 115 (5.97%) HTML
11 80 (4.15%) Spring
12 69 (3.58%) Redux
13 67 (3.48%) HTML5
14 63 (3.27%) FIX Protocol
15 49 (2.54%) CSS
16 45 (2.34%) NumPy
17 38 (1.97%) Pandas
17 38 (1.97%) WPF
18 36 (1.87%) Kafka
18 36 (1.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 958 (49.74%) Fixed Income
2 760 (39.46%) Derivative
3 716 (37.18%) Hedge funds
4 667 (34.63%) Equities
5 507 (26.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 225 (11.68%) Greenfield Project
7 152 (7.89%) Reference Data
8 143 (7.42%) Equity Derivative
9 104 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
10 103 (5.35%) Blog
11 90 (4.67%) Algorithms
12 58 (3.01%) Exotic Derivative
13 50 (2.60%) Public Cloud
14 49 (2.54%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
16 24 (1.25%) User Experience
17 23 (1.19%) Market Risk
18 19 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
19 17 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
20 15 (0.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 143 (7.42%) Linux
2 93 (4.83%) Windows
3 79 (4.10%) Unix
4 28 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.21%) Solaris
9 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.052%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 930 (48.29%) Agile Software Development
2 759 (39.41%) Asset Management
3 658 (34.16%) Investment Management
4 579 (30.06%) Software Engineering
5 418 (21.70%) Analytics
6 336 (17.45%) Decision-Making
7 332 (17.24%) Artificial Intelligence
8 317 (16.46%) Microservices
9 304 (15.78%) Mentoring
10 267 (13.86%) Portfolio Management
11 258 (13.40%) Machine Learning
12 250 (12.98%) Data Analytics
13 234 (12.15%) Performance Attribution
14 221 (11.47%) Scrum
15 220 (11.42%) Business Analysis
16 216 (11.21%) DevOps
17 196 (10.18%) Migration
18 175 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
19 170 (8.83%) Open Source
20 167 (8.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 864 (44.86%) Java
2 781 (40.55%) Python
3 685 (35.57%) JavaScript
4 536 (27.83%) C#
5 473 (24.56%) SQL
6 343 (17.81%) C++
7 219 (11.37%) R
8 155 (8.05%) Kotlin
9 89 (4.62%) F#
10 85 (4.41%) VBA
11 46 (2.39%) Bash Shell
11 46 (2.39%) TypeScript
12 43 (2.23%) PowerShell
13 36 (1.87%) Scala
14 32 (1.66%) Java 8
15 30 (1.56%) PHP
16 27 (1.40%) Perl
17 17 (0.88%) ES6
18 15 (0.78%) MATLAB
19 14 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 190 (9.87%) Degree
2 61 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (0.88%) PhD
4 13 (0.67%) Master's Degree
4 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.57%) MCP
6 9 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.36%) CFA
7 7 (0.36%) MCSE
8 6 (0.31%) CIMA
8 6 (0.31%) MCSA
9 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.21%) PMP
11 1 (0.052%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 35 (1.82%) QA
3 13 (0.67%) SLA
4 10 (0.52%) MiFID
5 5 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.26%) EMIR
6 2 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 157 (8.15%) Docker
2 8 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 141 (7.32%) Kubernetes
2 53 (2.75%) Terraform
3 21 (1.09%) Ansible
4 5 (0.26%) SCCM
5 4 (0.21%) Control-M
6 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.16%) Puppet
7 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.052%) Endace
8 1 (0.052%) Icinga
8 1 (0.052%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 322 (16.72%) Bloomberg
2 184 (9.55%) Google
3 116 (6.02%) Charles River
4 112 (5.82%) Microsoft
5 108 (5.61%) Reuters
6 85 (4.41%) Calypso
7 83 (4.31%) SimCorp
8 66 (3.43%) Oracle
9 43 (2.23%) Cisco
10 37 (1.92%) GoldenSource
10 37 (1.92%) ION Trading
11 33 (1.71%) Fidessa
12 32 (1.66%) TIBCO
13 29 (1.51%) Avaya
14 27 (1.40%) Apple
15 23 (1.19%) FIS
15 23 (1.19%) Linedata
16 22 (1.14%) Murex
17 17 (0.88%) Informatica
18 14 (0.73%) Salesforce.com