Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 276 186
Rank change year-on-year +97 -90 -2
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 3436 2311 4023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 1.21% 1.83%
As % of the General category 4.48% 2.81% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1825 1951 3275
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +31.25% -8.57%

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 76719 82224 98630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.03% 43.06% 44.95%
Number of salaries quoted 55692 67089 78495
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 +100 3387 £75,000 +3.45% 107
London +43 3281 £75,000 +2.74% 103
UK excluding London +30 138 £55,000 +4.76% 4
South East +47 47 £80,000 +122.22% 2
South West +35 26 £51,000 -15.00% 1
Scotland -16 20 £70,000 +3.70%
Midlands +36 13 £40,500 -19.00%
Northern Ireland -15 12 £37,500 -
North of England -14 11 £47,500 -5.94% 1
North West -22 11 £47,500 +18.75% 1
East of England -13 10 £32,500 -18.75%
West Midlands +24 9 £38,500 -23.00%
East Midlands +33 4 £55,000 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, 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 2401 (69.88%) Finance
2 1965 (57.19%) Banking
3 1708 (49.71%) Investment Banking
4 1558 (45.34%) Asset Management
5 1302 (37.89%) Wealth Management
6 1301 (37.86%) Java
7 1253 (36.47%) Retail Banking
8 971 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
9 931 (27.10%) SQL
10 844 (24.56%) Derivative
11 755 (21.97%) C#
12 752 (21.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 747 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
14 656 (19.09%) SDLC
15 537 (15.63%) Equities
16 531 (15.45%) Python
17 516 (15.02%) Multithreading
18 515 (14.99%) Risk Management
19 514 (14.96%) Unix
20 508 (14.78%) Oracle
21 487 (14.17%) Low Latency
22 473 (13.77%) Degree
23 440 (12.81%) Fixed Income
24 436 (12.69%) OO
25 407 (11.85%) Business Analysis
26 397 (11.55%) Software Engineering
27 392 (11.41%) Analytics
28 387 (11.26%) C++
29 381 (11.09%) SQL Server
30 371 (10.80%) Linux

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 82 (2.39%) Apache
2 76 (2.21%) Tomcat
3 63 (1.83%) Apache Spark
4 62 (1.80%) Confluence
5 53 (1.54%) SAS
6 49 (1.43%) DataSynapse
7 46 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (0.87%) IIS
9 26 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 22 (0.64%) SharePoint
11 20 (0.58%) IBM Notes
12 16 (0.47%) CMS
13 15 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (0.29%) GemFire
15 8 (0.23%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.20%) JBoss
17 6 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
17 6 (0.17%) MS Exchange
17 6 (0.17%) WebLogic
18 4 (0.12%) Jupyter
Applications
1 158 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.087%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 99 (2.88%) ION MarketView
2 87 (2.53%) thinkFolio
3 36 (1.05%) Markit EDM
4 27 (0.79%) Endur
5 16 (0.47%) Bloomberg AIM
6 13 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
6 13 (0.38%) LatentZero
7 7 (0.20%) Eikon
7 7 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.17%) Minerva
9 5 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 5 (0.15%) RMDS
9 5 (0.15%) Summit
9 5 (0.15%) Unica
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
10 4 (0.12%) Sentinel
11 3 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
12 2 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
12 2 (0.058%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.46%) SaaS
2 38 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (0.55%) Office 365
5 12 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.29%) npm
7 7 (0.20%) Yarn
8 5 (0.15%) GitHub
8 5 (0.15%) IaaS
8 5 (0.15%) Silverpop
9 4 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.087%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.087%) PaaS
11 2 (0.058%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.058%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.058%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.058%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.029%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.43%) Firewall
2 29 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 18 (0.52%) FIX Connectivity
4 15 (0.44%) DNS
5 13 (0.38%) DHCP
6 8 (0.23%) SAN
7 7 (0.20%) NAS
8 6 (0.17%) LAN
8 6 (0.17%) WAN
9 4 (0.12%) Network Security
9 4 (0.12%) Wireless
10 3 (0.087%) HTTP
10 3 (0.087%) Multicast
11 2 (0.058%) Internet
11 2 (0.058%) Intranet
11 2 (0.058%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.058%) SSH
11 2 (0.058%) VPN
12 1 (0.029%) PBX
12 1 (0.029%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 235 (6.84%) Relational Database
3 174 (5.06%) Hadoop
4 167 (4.86%) Big Data
5 140 (4.07%) RDBMS
6 130 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 92 (2.68%) Oracle Database
8 57 (1.66%) MySQL
9 54 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 53 (1.54%) KDB
11 52 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
12 51 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
13 50 (1.46%) NoSQL
13 50 (1.46%) Power BI
13 50 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 48 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 48 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 46 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 45 (1.31%) Star Schema
17 41 (1.19%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 175 (5.09%) Subversion
2 137 (3.99%) Git (software)
3 128 (3.73%) JIRA
4 112 (3.26%) Maven
5 107 (3.11%) TeamCity
6 89 (2.59%) Jenkins
7 69 (2.01%) Cucumber
8 49 (1.43%) GCC
9 41 (1.19%) JUnit
10 36 (1.05%) Gradle
11 35 (1.02%) Eclipse
12 23 (0.67%) JBehave
13 11 (0.32%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.29%) Jasmine
15 9 (0.26%) Ant
16 8 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
17 7 (0.20%) NUnit
17 7 (0.20%) Selenium
17 7 (0.20%) SpecFlow
17 7 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 2401 (69.88%) Finance
2 1965 (57.19%) Banking
3 1708 (49.71%) Investment Banking
4 1253 (36.47%) Retail Banking
5 230 (6.69%) Back Office
6 213 (6.20%) Financial Institution
7 70 (2.04%) Marketing
8 45 (1.31%) Advertising
9 44 (1.28%) Private Banking
10 41 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
11 38 (1.11%) Retail
12 35 (1.02%) German Language
13 29 (0.84%) Legal
14 18 (0.52%) Music Industry
15 15 (0.44%) Telecoms
16 11 (0.32%) International Banking
17 10 (0.29%) Games
18 8 (0.23%) Publishing
19 7 (0.20%) General Ledger
20 4 (0.12%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1361 (39.61%) Developer
2 748 (21.77%) Analyst
3 527 (15.34%) Java Developer
4 498 (14.49%) Business Analyst
5 311 (9.05%) Software Engineer
6 300 (8.73%) Senior Developer
7 242 (7.04%) Support Analyst
8 233 (6.78%) Applications Support
9 198 (5.76%) C# Developer
10 186 (5.41%) Front Office Developer
11 137 (3.99%) C++ Developer
12 127 (3.70%) Project Manager
13 124 (3.61%) IT Support
14 114 (3.32%) Applications Support Analyst
15 111 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
16 106 (3.08%) Python Developer
17 105 (3.06%) Senior Software Engineer
18 98 (2.85%) IT Analyst
19 96 (2.79%) Banking Analyst
20 83 (2.42%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (8.82%) .NET
2 263 (7.65%) FIX Protocol
3 217 (6.32%) HTML
4 141 (4.10%) REST
5 138 (4.02%) XML
6 133 (3.87%) AngularJS
7 131 (3.81%) Spring
8 122 (3.55%) WPF
9 104 (3.03%) Web Services
10 100 (2.91%) HTML5
11 93 (2.71%) Hibernate
12 90 (2.62%) Kafka
13 89 (2.59%) Middleware
14 79 (2.30%) CSS
15 76 (2.21%) ASP.NET
16 71 (2.07%) React
17 62 (1.80%) SOAP
18 61 (1.78%) .NET Framework
19 48 (1.40%) Swing
19 48 (1.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 844 (24.56%) Derivative
2 752 (21.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 747 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
4 537 (15.63%) Equities
5 440 (12.81%) Fixed Income
6 299 (8.70%) Equity Derivative
7 279 (8.12%) Computer Science
8 144 (4.19%) Credit Risk
8 144 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
9 134 (3.90%) Market Risk
10 119 (3.46%) Hedge funds
11 91 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
12 87 (2.53%) Algorithms
13 73 (2.12%) Exotic Derivative
14 69 (2.01%) Fintech
15 63 (1.83%) Data Structures
16 61 (1.78%) Management Information System
17 60 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
18 50 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
19 45 (1.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 514 (14.96%) Unix
2 371 (10.80%) Linux
3 265 (7.71%) Windows
4 28 (0.81%) Solaris
5 24 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 23 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.49%) OS/390
8 16 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.23%) Android
11 8 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.15%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.12%) CentOS
14 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.058%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.029%) Fedora
16 1 (0.029%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.029%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1558 (45.34%) Asset Management
2 1302 (37.89%) Wealth Management
3 971 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 656 (19.09%) SDLC
5 516 (15.02%) Multithreading
6 515 (14.99%) Risk Management
7 487 (14.17%) Low Latency
8 436 (12.69%) OO
9 407 (11.85%) Business Analysis
10 397 (11.55%) Software Engineering
11 392 (11.41%) Analytics
12 334 (9.72%) Project Management
13 274 (7.97%) OOD
14 264 (7.68%) Test Automation
15 262 (7.63%) Electronic Trading
16 246 (7.16%) BDD
17 233 (6.78%) Investment Management
18 204 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
19 198 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
20 194 (5.65%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1301 (37.86%) Java
2 931 (27.10%) SQL
3 755 (21.97%) C#
4 531 (15.45%) Python
5 387 (11.26%) C++
6 325 (9.46%) JavaScript
7 175 (5.09%) VBA
8 147 (4.28%) Shell Script
9 131 (3.81%) Perl
10 95 (2.76%) R
11 88 (2.56%) MATLAB
12 69 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 63 (1.83%) VB
14 57 (1.66%) Scala
15 49 (1.43%) T-SQL
16 47 (1.37%) VBScript
17 46 (1.34%) C
18 31 (0.90%) Bash Shell
18 31 (0.90%) PowerShell
19 26 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 473 (13.77%) Degree
2 78 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (0.93%) PhD
4 27 (0.79%) Master's Degree
5 21 (0.61%) CFA
6 20 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
7 16 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 12 (0.35%) CIMA
10 11 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 9 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.23%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.23%) PMP
13 7 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.15%) CISA
14 5 (0.15%) CISM
14 5 (0.15%) ISEB
15 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.087%) CISSP
16 3 (0.087%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 342 (9.95%) QA
2 91 (2.65%) MiFID
3 42 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 30 (0.87%) EMIR
5 28 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
6 13 (0.38%) SLA
7 10 (0.29%) AIFMD
8 7 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.17%) IFRS
10 5 (0.15%) PMO
10 5 (0.15%) UCITS
11 4 (0.12%) GDPR
12 3 (0.087%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.087%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.058%) Basel III
13 2 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.029%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.029%) FATCA
14 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 26 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
2 20 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.32%) Docker
5 9 (0.26%) HDFS
6 6 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.15%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.087%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.058%) vSphere
11 1 (0.029%) GridGain
11 1 (0.029%) XenApp
11 1 (0.029%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (1.28%) PowerBroker
2 20 (0.58%) Control-M
2 20 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
3 17 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
3 17 (0.49%) Tivoli
3 17 (0.49%) Tivoli NetView
4 12 (0.35%) SCCM
5 8 (0.23%) Ansible
6 4 (0.12%) Graphite
6 4 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.12%) Mesos
6 4 (0.12%) Puppet
6 4 (0.12%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.087%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.058%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.058%) SCOM
8 2 (0.058%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.058%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 508 (14.78%) Oracle
2 239 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 182 (5.30%) Sybase
4 151 (4.39%) ION Trading
5 117 (3.41%) Charles River
6 86 (2.50%) Bloomberg
7 74 (2.15%) TIBCO
8 69 (2.01%) Murex
9 63 (1.83%) Sun
10 45 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
11 35 (1.02%) Reuters
12 29 (0.84%) Fidessa
12 29 (0.84%) StreamBase
13 28 (0.81%) Citrix
14 27 (0.79%) IBM
14 27 (0.79%) SAP
15 25 (0.73%) OpenLink
16 24 (0.70%) Informatica
17 23 (0.67%) VMware
18 22 (0.64%) Calypso