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 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 248 206
Rank change year-on-year -2 -42  
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1141 1359 1800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.38% 1.66%
As % of the General category 3.27% 3.18% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 875 1176 1486
Median salary £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +7.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +31.57%  

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34883 42756 47898
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.95% 43.41% 44.27%
Number of salaries quoted 27489 34833 37719
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Front Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 1123 £75,000 +3.44% 161
London -7 1066 £77,500 +6.89% 147
City of London -11 222 £75,000 +7.14% 48
South East +70 23 £42,500 +39.34% 3
South West +28 17 £51,000 +22.89% 5
Berkshire +33 10 £42,500 -56.41% 3
Wiltshire +19 10 £51,000 +22.89% 2
Swindon +17 10 £51,000 +22.89% 2
Scotland 0 10 £71,250 +15.85% 3
Reading +26 9 £42,500 - 2
Glasgow +19 8 £72,500 +20.83%
East of England -2 8 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Bedfordshire +27 6 - - 1
Luton +20 6 - -
West Midlands +17 5 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Birmingham +13 5 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Bristol - 5 £50,000 - 1
Belfast - 5 £37,500 -
County Antrim - 5 £37,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Bletchley - 5 - -
Northern Ireland - 5 £37,500 - 2
West Sussex +21 4 £45,000 +25.00%
Canary Wharf -13 4 £75,250 -26.58%
Hampshire +30 3 £28,000 -
North West -31 3 £52,500 -16.00% 1
Docklands, London - 3 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire -5 2 £40,000 - 1
Edinburgh -8 2 £51,250 -16.66% 2
Liverpool - 2 £57,250 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1245 (60.00%) Finance
2 868 (41.83%) Banking
3 643 (30.99%) SQL
4 625 (30.12%) Java
5 575 (27.71%) Investment Banking
6 555 (26.75%) C#
7 523 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
8 447 (21.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 373 (17.98%) Derivative
10 344 (16.58%) Asset Management
11 334 (16.10%) Linux
12 331 (15.95%) Unix
13 330 (15.90%) C++
14 326 (15.71%) .NET
15 324 (15.61%) Fixed Income
16 317 (15.28%) Degree
17 312 (15.04%) SQL Server
18 294 (14.17%) Python
19 288 (13.88%) Multithreading
20 265 (12.77%) Equities
21 259 (12.48%) Analytics
22 244 (11.76%) Low Latency
23 224 (10.80%) Electronic Trading
24 222 (10.70%) Risk Management
25 207 (9.98%) FIX Protocol
26 201 (9.69%) JavaScript
27 198 (9.54%) SDLC
28 194 (9.35%) Oracle
29 187 (9.01%) Business Analysis
30 185 (8.92%) Mathematics

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 43 (2.07%) Apache
2 41 (1.98%) Confluence
3 39 (1.88%) IIS
4 37 (1.78%) Tomcat
5 36 (1.73%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 22 (1.06%) IBM Notes
8 15 (0.72%) JBoss
9 12 (0.58%) SAS
10 11 (0.53%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.39%) Jetty
12 7 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.34%) Mule
13 6 (0.29%) CMS
14 4 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.19%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.14%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 150 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.48%) Stata
7 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 47 (2.27%) thinkFolio
2 35 (1.69%) ION MarketView
3 25 (1.20%) Markit EDM
4 18 (0.87%) Endur
5 12 (0.58%) Bloomberg AIM
5 12 (0.58%) SAP CRM
6 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.34%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 6 (0.29%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (0.29%) Sage CRM
8 6 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
9 5 (0.24%) Front Arena
9 5 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.19%) Unica
11 3 (0.14%) Aareon QL
11 3 (0.14%) MIS ActiveH
11 3 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
11 3 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.34%) Office 365
4 5 (0.24%) GitHub
5 4 (0.19%) SaaS
5 4 (0.19%) Silverpop
6 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.14%) G Suite
7 2 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.096%) Dropbox
7 2 (0.096%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.096%) PaaS
7 2 (0.096%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.048%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.16%) FIX Connectivity
2 9 (0.43%) VPN
3 7 (0.34%) SAN
4 6 (0.29%) LDAP
4 6 (0.29%) Multicast
4 6 (0.29%) SSL
5 5 (0.24%) BGP
5 5 (0.24%) Firewall
6 4 (0.19%) DNS
6 4 (0.19%) IGMP
6 4 (0.19%) MPLS
7 3 (0.14%) PBX
7 3 (0.14%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.096%) DHCP
8 2 (0.096%) LAN
8 2 (0.096%) Network Security
8 2 (0.096%) WAN
9 1 (0.048%) AMQP
9 1 (0.048%) Internet
9 1 (0.048%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 51 (2.46%) Hadoop
3 51 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (2.27%) Big Data
4 47 (2.27%) MySQL
5 42 (2.02%) KDB
5 42 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 31 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 29 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (0.92%) MS Access
11 19 (0.92%) Oracle Database
11 19 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (0.87%) MongoDB
13 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.72%) Kdb+
15 14 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 107 (5.16%) JUnit
2 105 (5.06%) Maven
3 78 (3.76%) JIRA
4 68 (3.28%) Gradle
5 49 (2.36%) Subversion
6 38 (1.83%) Git (software)
7 37 (1.78%) Jenkins
8 31 (1.49%) TeamCity
9 28 (1.35%) Cucumber
9 28 (1.35%) Eclipse
10 27 (1.30%) Visual Studio
11 26 (1.25%) Selenium
11 26 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 25 (1.20%) SpecFlow
13 23 (1.11%) HP UFT
14 19 (0.92%) FishEye
14 19 (0.92%) FitNesse
14 19 (0.92%) IntelliJ
15 13 (0.63%) FlexUnit
15 13 (0.63%) Grunt
General
1 1245 (60.00%) Finance
2 868 (41.83%) Banking
3 575 (27.71%) Investment Banking
4 176 (8.48%) Back Office
5 142 (6.84%) Retail
6 126 (6.07%) Retail Banking
7 54 (2.60%) Corporate Banking
8 46 (2.22%) Financial Institution
9 39 (1.88%) Advertising
10 35 (1.69%) Legal
11 33 (1.59%) Marketing
12 23 (1.11%) Private Banking
13 20 (0.96%) Telecoms
14 17 (0.82%) Music Industry
15 15 (0.72%) Electronics
16 11 (0.53%) Billing
16 11 (0.53%) Games
17 10 (0.48%) Manufacturing
18 8 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
19 7 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1026 (49.45%) Developer
2 525 (25.30%) Analyst
3 389 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 259 (12.48%) C# Developer
5 231 (11.13%) Business Analyst
6 216 (10.41%) Front Office Developer
7 159 (7.66%) Senior Developer
8 157 (7.57%) Support Analyst
9 156 (7.52%) C++ Developer
10 149 (7.18%) Applications Support
11 95 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
12 94 (4.53%) Applications Support Analyst
13 88 (4.24%) Project Manager
14 83 (4.00%) .NET Developer
15 57 (2.75%) Python Developer
16 54 (2.60%) Banking Analyst
16 54 (2.60%) Consultant
17 53 (2.55%) Asset Management Analyst
18 51 (2.46%) Junior
18 51 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (15.71%) .NET
2 207 (9.98%) FIX Protocol
3 170 (8.19%) Spring
4 152 (7.33%) HTML
5 138 (6.65%) XML
6 136 (6.55%) WPF
7 118 (5.69%) AngularJS
8 77 (3.71%) Hibernate
9 71 (3.42%) HTML5
9 71 (3.42%) J2SE
10 66 (3.18%) ASP.NET
11 63 (3.04%) WCF
12 56 (2.70%) CSS
13 54 (2.60%) .NET Framework
14 53 (2.55%) JDBC
14 53 (2.55%) Web Services
15 49 (2.36%) Middleware
16 47 (2.27%) Servlets
17 41 (1.98%) JMS
18 40 (1.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 447 (21.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 373 (17.98%) Derivative
3 324 (15.61%) Fixed Income
4 265 (12.77%) Equities
5 167 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
6 166 (8.00%) Computer Science
7 149 (7.18%) Hedge funds
8 143 (6.89%) Greenfield Project
9 68 (3.28%) Algorithms
10 66 (3.18%) Equity Derivative
10 66 (3.18%) Fintech
11 55 (2.65%) Management Information System
12 49 (2.36%) Market Risk
13 47 (2.27%) Credit Derivative
14 46 (2.22%) Data Structures
15 38 (1.83%) Credit Risk
16 33 (1.59%) Client/Server
17 32 (1.54%) Exotic Derivative
18 29 (1.40%) PMI
19 21 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 334 (16.10%) Linux
2 331 (15.95%) Unix
3 182 (8.77%) Windows
4 28 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 28 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.11%) Solaris
6 13 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 12 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.24%) CentOS
8 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.19%) Android
9 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.14%) OS/390
11 2 (0.096%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.048%) Debian
12 1 (0.048%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.048%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.048%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (16.58%) Asset Management
3 288 (13.88%) Multithreading
4 259 (12.48%) Analytics
5 244 (11.76%) Low Latency
6 224 (10.80%) Electronic Trading
7 222 (10.70%) Risk Management
8 198 (9.54%) SDLC
9 187 (9.01%) Business Analysis
10 185 (8.92%) Mathematics
11 170 (8.19%) Investment Management
12 169 (8.14%) Wealth Management
13 160 (7.71%) OO
14 137 (6.60%) Project Management
15 124 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 116 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
17 105 (5.06%) Algorithmic Trading
17 105 (5.06%) Test Automation
18 102 (4.92%) Software Engineering
19 98 (4.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 643 (30.99%) SQL
2 625 (30.12%) Java
3 555 (26.75%) C#
4 330 (15.90%) C++
5 294 (14.17%) Python
6 201 (9.69%) JavaScript
7 153 (7.37%) VBA
8 90 (4.34%) Perl
9 80 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 60 (2.89%) Scala
11 52 (2.51%) Shell Script
12 51 (2.46%) R
13 38 (1.83%) C
13 38 (1.83%) MATLAB
14 30 (1.45%) TypeScript
15 25 (1.20%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.06%) PHP
17 20 (0.96%) PowerShell
18 19 (0.92%) VB
19 11 (0.53%) ES6
Qualifications
1 317 (15.28%) Degree
2 75 (3.61%) PhD
3 41 (1.98%) PMI Certification
4 17 (0.82%) Postgraduate
5 14 (0.67%) PMP
6 12 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (0.43%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.39%) CFA
9 6 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.24%) ISEB
11 4 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.14%) ACCA
12 3 (0.14%) CISA
12 3 (0.14%) CISM
12 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.096%) CCAB
13 2 (0.096%) MBA
14 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.048%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.59%) MiFID
2 110 (5.30%) QA
3 41 (1.98%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 28 (1.35%) EMIR
6 20 (0.96%) SLA
7 5 (0.24%) Basel III
7 5 (0.24%) FATCA
8 4 (0.19%) PMO
9 2 (0.096%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.096%) IFRS
9 2 (0.096%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.096%) UCITS
10 1 (0.048%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.048%) SEPA
System Software
1 33 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.48%) Docker
3 6 (0.29%) HDFS
4 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.14%) NFS
6 3 (0.14%) Samba
6 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.096%) vSphere
7 2 (0.096%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.048%) LXC
8 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.048%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
2 16 (0.77%) Ansible
3 15 (0.72%) Puppet
4 5 (0.24%) SCCM
5 4 (0.19%) Endace
5 4 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.14%) Control-M
6 3 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.14%) Graphite
6 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.14%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.096%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.096%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.096%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 2 (0.096%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.048%) Oozie
8 1 (0.048%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 194 (9.35%) Oracle
2 130 (6.27%) Microsoft
3 88 (4.24%) TIBCO
4 87 (4.19%) Bloomberg
5 78 (3.76%) Murex
6 72 (3.47%) ION Trading
7 66 (3.18%) Sybase
8 44 (2.12%) Charles River
9 38 (1.83%) Reuters
10 35 (1.69%) SAP
11 34 (1.64%) StreamBase
12 28 (1.35%) Red Hat
13 26 (1.25%) Citrix
13 26 (1.25%) Informatica
14 22 (1.06%) Lotus
15 19 (0.92%) OpenLink
15 19 (0.92%) Splunk
15 19 (0.92%) Tableau
16 17 (0.82%) Fidessa
16 17 (0.82%) IBM
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
HFG
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Bond Mckenzie
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum plus guaranteed min. 20%+ bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + plus package and large bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £72500 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £90000 - £105000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + be - big bonus, 28 days hol
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
UK
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Client Server
Salary: £100k to £135k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago