Period
to 15 February 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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 269 256 292
Rank change year-on-year -13 +36 -82
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,943 2,349 2,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.34% 1.14%
As % of the General category 3.30% 3.18% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,633 1,666 1,660
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £115,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £67,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -25.93% +35.00% -

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 58,880 73,962 73,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 42.08% 42.07%
Number of salaries quoted 44,859 57,267 59,590
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,296
% change year-on-year - +1.59% +1.83%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 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 -15 1,924 £75,000 - 218
London -12 1,881 £75,000 - 207
UK excluding London +14 60 £50,000 -25.93% 12
South West +33 22 £47,500 -7.77%
Scotland +15 12 £42,500 -15.00% 1
South East +12 10 £50,000 -37.50% 4
Midlands +21 7 £75,000 +94.81%
East Midlands +13 5 £27,500 -45.00%
Northern Ireland -7 5 £60,000 -22.58%
North of England +28 4 £62,500 +4.17% 7
West Midlands +26 2 £75,000 +100.00%
North West +9 2 £75,000 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 1,239 (63.77%) Finance
2 878 (45.19%) SQL
3 772 (39.73%) Banking
4 727 (37.42%) Java
5 631 (32.48%) Fixed Income
6 608 (31.29%) C#
7 571 (29.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 567 (29.18%) Derivative
9 561 (28.87%) Equities
10 510 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
11 498 (25.63%) Asset Management
12 456 (23.47%) Python
13 421 (21.67%) Hedge funds
14 403 (20.74%) Oracle
15 401 (20.64%) Investment Management
16 388 (19.97%) .NET
17 352 (18.12%) Computer Science
18 336 (17.29%) C++
19 323 (16.62%) Degree
20 310 (15.95%) Investment Banking
21 309 (15.90%) Software Engineering
22 268 (13.79%) SQL Server
23 252 (12.97%) Linux
24 251 (12.92%) Unix
25 249 (12.82%) Multithreading
26 240 (12.35%) FIX Protocol
27 210 (10.81%) JavaScript
27 210 (10.81%) Low Latency
28 205 (10.55%) Mathematics
29 200 (10.29%) Analytical Skills

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
1 123 (6.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 74 (3.81%) Apache
3 65 (3.35%) Tomcat
4 37 (1.90%) Confluence
5 26 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 19 (0.98%) Jupyter
7 18 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
8 14 (0.72%) Apache Spark
9 13 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.67%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.36%) Ethereum
12 6 (0.31%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.26%) GemFire
14 4 (0.21%) IIS
15 2 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.10%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.10%) SharePoint
16 1 (0.051%) MTS
16 1 (0.051%) SAS
Applications
1 96 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.051%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 156 (8.03%) thinkFolio
2 66 (3.40%) Markit EDM
3 60 (3.09%) Front Arena
4 34 (1.75%) Temenos T24
5 26 (1.34%) LatentZero
6 17 (0.87%) LongView
7 9 (0.46%) Eagle PACE
7 9 (0.46%) Eze OMS
8 7 (0.36%) Bloomberg AIM
8 7 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.36%) Ripple
9 5 (0.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.26%) MetaTrader
10 4 (0.21%) Capstone
10 4 (0.21%) Minerva
10 4 (0.21%) Tesseract
11 3 (0.15%) Endur
12 2 (0.10%) OpenLink RightAngle
12 2 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 140 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (3.50%) SaaS
3 29 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (0.67%) Office 365
5 7 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (0.36%) Serverless
6 6 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.26%) IaaS
8 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.15%) npm
10 2 (0.10%) NuGet
10 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.10%) Yarn
11 1 (0.051%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.051%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.85%) Firewall
2 35 (1.80%) FIX Connectivity
3 28 (1.44%) BGP
3 28 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 28 (1.44%) EIGRP
3 28 (1.44%) OSPF
3 28 (1.44%) VoIP
4 27 (1.39%) MPLS
5 26 (1.34%) OpenScape
5 26 (1.34%) Unified Communications
6 23 (1.18%) Cisco Wireless
6 23 (1.18%) GLBP
6 23 (1.18%) HSRP
6 23 (1.18%) Plixer Scrutinizer
6 23 (1.18%) Wireless
7 13 (0.67%) HTTP
7 13 (0.67%) LAN
7 13 (0.67%) WAN
8 7 (0.36%) Multicast
9 5 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.50%) Relational Database
3 51 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
5 34 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 32 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 31 (1.60%) Big Data
8 30 (1.54%) KDB
9 27 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (1.34%) MySQL
11 25 (1.29%) Amazon Aurora
12 23 (1.18%) Hadoop
13 20 (1.03%) MongoDB
14 19 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (0.72%) NoSQL
17 11 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (0.57%) Redis
18 10 (0.51%) Blockchain
18 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 77 (3.96%) Maven
2 70 (3.60%) JIRA
3 68 (3.50%) Subversion
4 62 (3.19%) Git (software)
5 55 (2.83%) Jenkins
6 43 (2.21%) TeamCity
7 30 (1.54%) Bitbucket
8 26 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (1.13%) Artifactory
9 22 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (1.13%) Eclipse
10 16 (0.82%) Gradle
11 15 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (0.77%) Selenium
12 13 (0.67%) MSBuild
13 10 (0.51%) Hudson
13 10 (0.51%) Visual Studio
14 9 (0.46%) Babel
14 9 (0.46%) NUnit
14 9 (0.46%) webpack
General
1 1,239 (63.77%) Finance
2 772 (39.73%) Banking
3 310 (15.95%) Investment Banking
4 180 (9.26%) Back Office
5 75 (3.86%) Financial Institution
6 56 (2.88%) French Language
6 56 (2.88%) German Language
6 56 (2.88%) Italian Language
6 56 (2.88%) Spanish Language
7 40 (2.06%) Marketing
8 38 (1.96%) Games
9 35 (1.80%) Private Banking
10 31 (1.60%) Legal
11 25 (1.29%) Advertising
12 16 (0.82%) Publishing
13 12 (0.62%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.62%) Retail
14 9 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
15 5 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 889 (45.75%) Developer
2 362 (18.63%) Analyst
3 312 (16.06%) Java Developer
4 247 (12.71%) C# Developer
5 238 (12.25%) Front Office Developer
6 237 (12.20%) Applications Support
7 190 (9.78%) Business Analyst
8 146 (7.51%) Senior Developer
9 135 (6.95%) Support Analyst
10 105 (5.40%) Support Engineer
11 98 (5.04%) Python Developer
12 90 (4.63%) Applications Support Analyst
13 89 (4.58%) Applications Engineer
14 88 (4.53%) Software Engineer
14 88 (4.53%) SQL Developer
15 80 (4.12%) Applications Support Engineer
16 79 (4.07%) .NET Developer
17 78 (4.01%) Java Engineer
18 70 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
19 59 (3.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (19.97%) .NET
2 240 (12.35%) FIX Protocol
3 185 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 158 (8.13%) HTML
4 158 (8.13%) XML
5 142 (7.31%) React
6 116 (5.97%) WPF
7 114 (5.87%) Web Services
8 106 (5.46%) ASP.NET
9 105 (5.40%) J2EE
10 84 (4.32%) CSS
11 73 (3.76%) HTML5
12 67 (3.45%) Node.js
13 64 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 62 (3.19%) J2SE
15 53 (2.73%) WCF
16 45 (2.32%) Middleware
17 44 (2.26%) Spring
18 39 (2.01%) Vue.js
19 36 (1.85%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 631 (32.48%) Fixed Income
2 571 (29.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 567 (29.18%) Derivative
4 561 (28.87%) Equities
5 421 (21.67%) Hedge funds
6 200 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
7 158 (8.13%) Fintech
8 125 (6.43%) Greenfield Project
9 102 (5.25%) Algorithms
10 71 (3.65%) Equity Derivative
11 70 (3.60%) User Experience
12 60 (3.09%) Management Information System
13 58 (2.99%) Data Structures
14 54 (2.78%) Market Risk
15 45 (2.32%) Mobile App
16 38 (1.96%) Exotic Derivative
17 35 (1.80%) Credit Risk
18 33 (1.70%) OTC Derivatives
19 31 (1.60%) Credit Derivative
20 27 (1.39%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 252 (12.97%) Linux
2 251 (12.92%) Unix
3 163 (8.39%) Windows
4 27 (1.39%) CentOS
4 27 (1.39%) Fedora
4 27 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 19 (0.98%) SUSE
5 19 (0.98%) Ubuntu
6 18 (0.93%) Solaris
7 17 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.41%) AIX
10 8 (0.41%) HPUX
11 2 (0.10%) Android
12 1 (0.051%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (25.63%) Asset Management
3 401 (20.64%) Investment Management
4 352 (18.12%) Computer Science
5 309 (15.90%) Software Engineering
6 249 (12.82%) Multithreading
7 210 (10.81%) Low Latency
8 205 (10.55%) Mathematics
9 197 (10.14%) Business Analysis
10 177 (9.11%) Electronic Trading
11 165 (8.49%) Wealth Management
12 160 (8.23%) Analytics
13 159 (8.18%) OO
14 152 (7.82%) Workflow
15 145 (7.46%) Algorithmic Trading
15 145 (7.46%) DevOps
16 144 (7.41%) Project Management
17 131 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
17 131 (6.74%) Scrum
18 109 (5.61%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 878 (45.19%) SQL
2 727 (37.42%) Java
3 608 (31.29%) C#
4 456 (23.47%) Python
5 336 (17.29%) C++
6 210 (10.81%) JavaScript
7 192 (9.88%) Perl
8 155 (7.98%) Bash Shell
9 92 (4.73%) VBA
10 86 (4.43%) Ruby
11 75 (3.86%) R
12 71 (3.65%) Scala
13 64 (3.29%) PL/SQL
14 60 (3.09%) Korn
15 58 (2.99%) Bourne shell
16 50 (2.57%) Java 8
17 48 (2.47%) PowerShell
17 48 (2.47%) T-SQL
18 39 (2.01%) MATLAB
19 34 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 323 (16.62%) Degree
2 83 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.75%) Master's Degree
4 27 (1.39%) CCNA
4 27 (1.39%) CCVP
4 27 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.34%) CCIE
6 15 (0.77%) PhD
7 13 (0.67%) MCSE
7 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.41%) APMG
10 7 (0.36%) CFA
11 6 (0.31%) PMP
12 5 (0.26%) CEH
12 5 (0.26%) CISM
12 5 (0.26%) CISSP
12 5 (0.26%) GIAC
12 5 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.07%) QA
2 60 (3.09%) GDPR
3 48 (2.47%) MiFID
4 18 (0.93%) PMO
4 18 (0.93%) SLA
5 11 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.51%) EMIR
7 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.31%) Basel III
System Software
1 81 (4.17%) Docker
2 20 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.15%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.051%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.051%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 32 (1.65%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 26 (1.34%) Icinga
3 26 (1.34%) Nagios
3 26 (1.34%) ZABBIX
4 24 (1.24%) Ansible
5 18 (0.93%) Puppet
6 14 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
6 14 (0.72%) Terraform
7 12 (0.62%) Control-M
8 5 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.21%) SCCM
10 2 (0.10%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.10%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.10%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.051%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.051%) logstash
11 1 (0.051%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 403 (20.74%) Oracle
2 133 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 126 (6.48%) Charles River
4 119 (6.12%) Bloomberg
5 96 (4.94%) Reuters
6 68 (3.50%) FXall
7 67 (3.45%) Tradeweb
8 66 (3.40%) MarketAxess
9 62 (3.19%) TIBCO
10 60 (3.09%) Calypso
11 59 (3.04%) Sybase
12 58 (2.99%) ION Trading
13 57 (2.93%) SimCorp
14 49 (2.52%) SolarWinds
15 45 (2.32%) Eze Software Group
15 45 (2.32%) Red Hat
16 36 (1.85%) Solace
17 34 (1.75%) Cadence
18 33 (1.70%) Murex
19 31 (1.60%) Palo Alto