Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 268 186
Rank change year-on-year +59 -82 +111
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,204 2,131 3,417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.31% 1.90%
As % of the General category 4.10% 3.08% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,885 1,736 1,851
UK median annual salary £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £140,000 £120,000 £111,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -28.57% +33.33%

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 53,705 69,117 81,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.49% 42.39% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 40,495 53,156 59,769
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +1.14%

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 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 10 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 16 November 2019. 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 +52 2,196 £90,000 +12.50% 146
London +38 2,183 £90,000 +10.77% 140
UK excluding London -17 18 £47,500 -5.00% 6
South East +24 6 £55,000 -13.73% 5
Midlands +35 4 £41,250 -13.16% 1
Scotland +10 4 £55,000 +29.41%
South West -34 3 £90,000 +89.47%
West Midlands +26 2 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands +21 2 £45,000 -21.74%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 1,425 (64.66%) Finance
2 1,053 (47.78%) Java
3 1,031 (46.78%) Fixed Income
4 993 (45.05%) Asset Management
5 958 (43.47%) Agile Software Development
6 824 (37.39%) Python
7 823 (37.34%) Derivative
8 803 (36.43%) Equities
9 704 (31.94%) AWS
10 644 (29.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 614 (27.86%) Web Services
12 608 (27.59%) Software Engineering
13 607 (27.54%) SQL
14 598 (27.13%) C#
15 578 (26.23%) Banking
16 544 (24.68%) Investment Management
17 445 (20.19%) Hedge funds
18 423 (19.19%) JavaScript
19 417 (18.92%) C++
20 382 (17.33%) Mentoring
21 367 (16.65%) Analytics
22 344 (15.61%) J2EE
23 340 (15.43%) Microservices
23 340 (15.43%) R
24 312 (14.16%) Degree
25 282 (12.79%) Greenfield Project
26 275 (12.48%) .NET
27 258 (11.71%) Investment Banking
28 256 (11.62%) Bloomberg
29 251 (11.39%) Computer Science

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 74 (3.36%) Oracle Workflow
2 64 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 48 (2.18%) Apache
4 42 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.13%) Confluence
7 11 (0.50%) IIS
7 11 (0.50%) nginx
8 9 (0.41%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.32%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.091%) GemFire
11 2 (0.091%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.091%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.045%) CMS
12 1 (0.045%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.045%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.045%) MTS
Applications
1 64 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 226 (10.25%) thinkFolio
2 165 (7.49%) Markit EDM
3 126 (5.72%) Front Arena
4 51 (2.31%) FINCAD Analytics
5 40 (1.81%) PolarLake
6 38 (1.72%) Eagle PACE
7 37 (1.68%) LatentZero
8 11 (0.50%) ION MarketView
9 10 (0.45%) Bloomberg AIM
10 9 (0.41%) Endur
10 9 (0.41%) LongView
11 5 (0.23%) RMDS
11 5 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.14%) Eze OMS
12 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
13 2 (0.091%) Advent Geneva
13 2 (0.091%) Bloomberg TOMS
13 2 (0.091%) SimCorp Dimension
13 2 (0.091%) Summit
13 2 (0.091%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 704 (31.94%) AWS
2 178 (8.08%) Amazon S3
3 173 (7.85%) Azure
4 148 (6.72%) Amazon SQS
5 132 (5.99%) Serverless
6 130 (5.90%) AWS Lambda
7 119 (5.40%) GCP
8 97 (4.40%) OpenShift
9 83 (3.77%) Amazon ECS
10 82 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
11 77 (3.49%) GitHub
12 57 (2.59%) SaaS
13 55 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 40 (1.81%) Power Platform
15 28 (1.27%) AWS Fargate
16 17 (0.77%) Office 365
17 14 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (0.50%) AWS Step Functions
19 7 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
20 3 (0.14%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.54%) Multicast
1 12 (0.54%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (0.41%) LAN
3 9 (0.41%) WAN
4 7 (0.32%) Firewall
5 6 (0.27%) Internet
5 6 (0.27%) Wireless
6 5 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
6 5 (0.23%) SSL
7 4 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.18%) Softphone
7 4 (0.18%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.18%) VPN
7 4 (0.18%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.091%) FTP
8 2 (0.091%) SAN
8 2 (0.091%) Skype
9 1 (0.045%) MPLS
9 1 (0.045%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 148 (6.72%) Amazon RDS
3 105 (4.76%) Amazon Athena
4 96 (4.36%) Big Data
5 89 (4.04%) NoSQL
6 74 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 68 (3.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 68 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
8 55 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
9 44 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 40 (1.81%) Power BI
12 39 (1.77%) MySQL
13 36 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (1.50%) Amazon Aurora
15 31 (1.41%) KDB
16 26 (1.18%) Hadoop
17 19 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
18 18 (0.82%) DB2
19 14 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 141 (6.40%) RStudio
2 103 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 82 (3.72%) Artifactory
3 82 (3.72%) Jenkins
4 52 (2.36%) JIRA
5 46 (2.09%) Subversion
6 39 (1.77%) TeamCity
7 34 (1.54%) Maven
8 28 (1.27%) Eclipse
9 27 (1.23%) GitLab
10 21 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
11 18 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (0.73%) Jasmine
12 16 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
12 16 (0.73%) NUnit
13 14 (0.64%) JUnit
14 13 (0.59%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.50%) Cucumber
16 10 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (0.41%) Selenium
General
1 1,425 (64.66%) Finance
2 578 (26.23%) Banking
3 258 (11.71%) Investment Banking
4 141 (6.40%) Back Office
5 102 (4.63%) German Language
6 99 (4.49%) French Language
7 98 (4.45%) Italian Language
7 98 (4.45%) Spanish Language
8 74 (3.36%) Dutch Language
9 50 (2.27%) Legal
10 46 (2.09%) Marketing
11 29 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.95%) Retail
13 7 (0.32%) Games
13 7 (0.32%) Publishing
13 7 (0.32%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.27%) Law
15 4 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
15 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,001 (45.42%) Developer
2 404 (18.33%) Java Developer
3 258 (11.71%) Analyst
4 242 (10.98%) Senior Developer
5 220 (9.98%) Front Office Developer
6 200 (9.07%) Software Engineer
7 189 (8.58%) Architect
8 169 (7.67%) Python Developer
9 144 (6.53%) Business Analyst
10 139 (6.31%) C# Developer
11 135 (6.13%) Quantitative Developer
12 132 (5.99%) Senior Java Developer
13 126 (5.72%) AWS Developer
14 116 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
14 116 (5.26%) AWS Software Engineer
14 116 (5.26%) Java Engineer
15 114 (5.17%) Applications Support
16 103 (4.67%) Lead Developer
17 97 (4.40%) AWS Architect
17 97 (4.40%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 614 (27.86%) Web Services
2 344 (15.61%) J2EE
3 275 (12.48%) .NET
4 249 (11.30%) React
5 231 (10.48%) AngularJS
6 132 (5.99%) XML
7 126 (5.72%) Node.js
8 125 (5.67%) FIX Protocol
9 111 (5.04%) HTML
10 104 (4.72%) J2SE
11 64 (2.90%) NumPy
11 64 (2.90%) Pandas
11 64 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
12 60 (2.72%) Spring
13 52 (2.36%) WPF
14 49 (2.22%) HTML5
14 49 (2.22%) RESTful
15 47 (2.13%) Kafka
15 47 (2.13%) SciPy
16 46 (2.09%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,031 (46.78%) Fixed Income
2 823 (37.34%) Derivative
3 803 (36.43%) Equities
4 644 (29.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 445 (20.19%) Hedge funds
6 282 (12.79%) Greenfield Project
7 149 (6.76%) Equity Derivative
8 131 (5.94%) Reference Data
9 109 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
10 77 (3.49%) Algorithms
10 77 (3.49%) Exotic Derivative
11 68 (3.09%) Data Structures
12 56 (2.54%) Credit Risk
13 31 (1.41%) Market Risk
14 28 (1.27%) Credit Derivative
15 26 (1.18%) Management Information System
16 25 (1.13%) User Experience
17 23 (1.04%) Blog
18 22 (1.00%) Public Cloud
19 15 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 142 (6.44%) Linux
2 104 (4.72%) Unix
3 79 (3.58%) Windows
4 20 (0.91%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.23%) Solaris
6 4 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.091%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.045%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 993 (45.05%) Asset Management
2 958 (43.47%) Agile Software Development
3 608 (27.59%) Software Engineering
4 544 (24.68%) Investment Management
5 382 (17.33%) Mentoring
6 367 (16.65%) Analytics
7 340 (15.43%) Microservices
8 251 (11.39%) Computer Science
9 225 (10.21%) Business Analysis
10 210 (9.53%) Portfolio Management
11 191 (8.67%) Multithreading
12 172 (7.80%) Low Latency
13 170 (7.71%) Machine Learning
13 170 (7.71%) Quantitative Analysis
14 166 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
15 162 (7.35%) Artificial Intelligence
16 159 (7.21%) Electronic Trading
17 146 (6.62%) DevOps
18 140 (6.35%) OO
19 133 (6.03%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1,053 (47.78%) Java
2 824 (37.39%) Python
3 607 (27.54%) SQL
4 598 (27.13%) C#
5 423 (19.19%) JavaScript
6 417 (18.92%) C++
7 340 (15.43%) R
8 79 (3.58%) Perl
9 74 (3.36%) VBA
10 71 (3.22%) TypeScript
11 68 (3.09%) Bash Shell
12 56 (2.54%) Java 8
13 53 (2.40%) Scala
14 44 (2.00%) Kotlin
15 32 (1.45%) PowerShell
16 27 (1.23%) Ruby
17 26 (1.18%) PHP
18 25 (1.13%) Shell Script
19 24 (1.09%) Bourne shell
19 24 (1.09%) Korn
Qualifications
1 312 (14.16%) Degree
2 84 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (1.81%) CFA
4 39 (1.77%) CIMA
5 16 (0.73%) PhD
6 9 (0.41%) ISEB
6 9 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.32%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.27%) MCSE
8 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.18%) CCNP
9 4 (0.18%) CCNP Voice
9 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.18%) MCP
10 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.14%) PMP
10 3 (0.14%) SAFe Agilist
11 2 (0.091%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.36%) QA
2 51 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.36%) SLA
4 5 (0.23%) MiFID
5 2 (0.091%) Basel III
5 2 (0.091%) EMIR
5 2 (0.091%) PMO
6 1 (0.045%) Basel II
6 1 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 250 (11.34%) Docker
2 10 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.27%) GridGain
4 4 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.091%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.045%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 166 (7.53%) Kubernetes
2 107 (4.85%) Terraform
3 13 (0.59%) Ansible
4 11 (0.50%) SCCM
5 10 (0.45%) Control-M
6 9 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.41%) Puppet
7 6 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.045%) Endace
9 1 (0.045%) Grafana
Vendors
1 256 (11.62%) Bloomberg
2 240 (10.89%) Oracle
3 231 (10.48%) Charles River
4 168 (7.62%) SimCorp
5 129 (5.85%) Calypso
6 117 (5.31%) Reuters
7 104 (4.72%) Microsoft
8 81 (3.68%) Google
9 64 (2.90%) Informatica
10 60 (2.72%) ION Trading
11 41 (1.86%) TIBCO
12 39 (1.77%) Casewise
12 39 (1.77%) Eze Castle Integration
12 39 (1.77%) Fidessa
13 38 (1.72%) Sybase
14 35 (1.59%) Murex
15 27 (1.23%) Eze Software Group
16 26 (1.18%) Tradeweb
17 25 (1.13%) FXall
17 25 (1.13%) MarketAxess