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

Front Office
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 262 199
Rank change year-on-year +62 -63 -17
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 3118 2490 3723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.26% 1.72%
As % of the General category 4.15% 2.92% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1817 2128 3088
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £111,250 £110,000 £103,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% +31.58% -20.00%

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 75115 85156 96615
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.76% 43.19% 44.55%
Number of salaries quoted 55807 69688 76466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.35% -

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 August 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 August 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 +68 3070 £75,000 +7.14% 147
London +33 2974 £75,000 +3.45% 140
UK excluding London +24 133 £51,000 +2.00% 13
South East +62 43 £45,000 +38.46% 1
South West +24 26 £51,000 -15.00% 1
Scotland -7 23 £70,000 +13.82% 3
Northern Ireland - 15 £37,500 - 4
East of England -21 10 £36,000 -0.69% 3
Midlands +18 9 £42,500 -15.00% 1
North of England -21 7 £45,000 -25.00%
North West -28 7 £45,000 +22.45%
West Midlands +23 6 £42,500 -15.00% 1
East Midlands +21 3 £41,000 -6.82%

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2146 (68.83%) Finance
2 1749 (56.09%) Banking
3 1482 (47.53%) Investment Banking
4 1289 (41.34%) Asset Management
5 1112 (35.66%) Java
6 1023 (32.81%) Wealth Management
7 995 (31.91%) Retail
8 965 (30.95%) Retail Banking
9 884 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
10 807 (25.88%) SQL
11 785 (25.18%) Derivative
12 761 (24.41%) C#
13 709 (22.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 589 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
15 535 (17.16%) SDLC
16 484 (15.52%) Multithreading
17 472 (15.14%) Python
18 470 (15.07%) Equities
19 468 (15.01%) Risk Management
20 453 (14.53%) Unix
21 446 (14.30%) Low Latency
22 434 (13.92%) Fixed Income
23 428 (13.73%) Oracle
24 420 (13.47%) C++
25 412 (13.21%) SQL Server
26 401 (12.86%) Degree
27 394 (12.64%) Analytics
28 382 (12.25%) Linux
29 373 (11.96%) OO
30 343 (11.00%) Business Analysis

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 71 (2.28%) Apache
2 66 (2.12%) Tomcat
3 54 (1.73%) Confluence
4 53 (1.70%) SAS
5 51 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 38 (1.22%) IIS
7 35 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 33 (1.06%) DataSynapse
9 31 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
10 23 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 16 (0.51%) SharePoint
12 14 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.38%) CMS
13 12 (0.38%) JBoss
14 9 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
15 7 (0.22%) GemFire
15 7 (0.22%) Mule
16 6 (0.19%) MS Exchange
17 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 197 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 47 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 84 (2.69%) thinkFolio
2 74 (2.37%) ION MarketView
3 42 (1.35%) Markit EDM
4 30 (0.96%) Endur
5 15 (0.48%) Bloomberg AIM
6 13 (0.42%) Eagle PACE
7 12 (0.38%) LatentZero
8 7 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.22%) Minerva
9 6 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.16%) Unica
11 4 (0.13%) Eikon
11 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.096%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.096%) Orchard Housing
12 3 (0.096%) Sage CRM
12 3 (0.096%) SAP CRM
12 3 (0.096%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.74%) SaaS
4 9 (0.29%) Office 365
5 7 (0.22%) GitHub
6 5 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.16%) Silverpop
7 4 (0.13%) IaaS
8 3 (0.096%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.096%) G Suite
8 3 (0.096%) PaaS
9 2 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.064%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.064%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.064%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.032%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.12%) Firewall
2 22 (0.71%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.51%) FIX Connectivity
4 11 (0.35%) DNS
5 9 (0.29%) DHCP
6 7 (0.22%) LAN
6 7 (0.22%) WAN
7 6 (0.19%) SAN
8 5 (0.16%) NAS
8 5 (0.16%) VPN
9 4 (0.13%) PBX
10 3 (0.096%) Network Security
11 2 (0.064%) Internet
12 1 (0.032%) AMQP
12 1 (0.032%) DSL
12 1 (0.032%) HTTP
12 1 (0.032%) LDAP
12 1 (0.032%) Multicast
12 1 (0.032%) SMTP
12 1 (0.032%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 195 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 147 (4.71%) Hadoop
4 137 (4.39%) Big Data
5 112 (3.59%) RDBMS
6 111 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 73 (2.34%) Oracle Database
8 61 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 58 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 54 (1.73%) MySQL
11 51 (1.64%) NoSQL
12 50 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 49 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
14 48 (1.54%) KDB
14 48 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
15 42 (1.35%) Power BI
16 41 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
17 38 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 37 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
19 34 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 124 (3.98%) Subversion
2 104 (3.34%) JIRA
3 102 (3.27%) Maven
4 83 (2.66%) TeamCity
5 81 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 76 (2.44%) Jenkins
7 63 (2.02%) JUnit
8 59 (1.89%) Cucumber
9 33 (1.06%) Eclipse
9 33 (1.06%) GCC
10 29 (0.93%) Gradle
11 23 (0.74%) JBehave
12 20 (0.64%) Visual Studio
13 14 (0.45%) HP UFT
13 14 (0.45%) Selenium
13 14 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.38%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.35%) FitNesse
15 11 (0.35%) Jasmine
16 10 (0.32%) Ant
General
1 2146 (68.83%) Finance
2 1749 (56.09%) Banking
3 1482 (47.53%) Investment Banking
4 995 (31.91%) Retail
5 965 (30.95%) Retail Banking
6 213 (6.83%) Back Office
7 180 (5.77%) Financial Institution
8 47 (1.51%) Marketing
9 41 (1.31%) Corporate Banking
10 39 (1.25%) Advertising
10 39 (1.25%) Legal
11 36 (1.15%) Private Banking
12 16 (0.51%) Music Industry
13 15 (0.48%) German Language
13 15 (0.48%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.35%) International Banking
15 9 (0.29%) Electronics
16 8 (0.26%) Games
16 8 (0.26%) Publishing
17 7 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1322 (42.40%) Developer
2 679 (21.78%) Analyst
3 496 (15.91%) Java Developer
4 402 (12.89%) Business Analyst
5 261 (8.37%) Senior Developer
6 256 (8.21%) Software Engineer
7 255 (8.18%) C# Developer
8 219 (7.02%) Support Analyst
9 214 (6.86%) Front Office Developer
10 208 (6.67%) Applications Support
11 171 (5.48%) C++ Developer
12 141 (4.52%) Project Manager
13 109 (3.50%) Applications Support Analyst
14 106 (3.40%) Senior Java Developer
15 97 (3.11%) Python Developer
16 95 (3.05%) .NET Developer
17 87 (2.79%) IT Support
18 80 (2.57%) Tools Developer
19 79 (2.53%) IT Analyst
20 78 (2.50%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (10.68%) .NET
2 260 (8.34%) FIX Protocol
3 192 (6.16%) HTML
4 154 (4.94%) Spring
5 148 (4.75%) XML
6 122 (3.91%) WPF
7 113 (3.62%) AngularJS
8 108 (3.46%) REST
9 97 (3.11%) Hibernate
10 88 (2.82%) Web Services
11 85 (2.73%) ASP.NET
12 80 (2.57%) HTML5
13 79 (2.53%) Middleware
14 73 (2.34%) .NET Framework
15 65 (2.08%) CSS
16 60 (1.92%) Entity Framework
17 58 (1.86%) Kafka
18 51 (1.64%) React
19 46 (1.48%) JMS
19 46 (1.48%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 785 (25.18%) Derivative
2 709 (22.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 589 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
4 470 (15.07%) Equities
5 434 (13.92%) Fixed Income
6 272 (8.72%) Equity Derivative
7 201 (6.45%) Computer Science
8 138 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
9 134 (4.30%) Hedge funds
10 122 (3.91%) Market Risk
11 121 (3.88%) Credit Risk
12 74 (2.37%) Algorithms
13 73 (2.34%) Management Information System
14 66 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
15 63 (2.02%) Fintech
16 59 (1.89%) Exotic Derivative
17 58 (1.86%) Credit Derivative
18 45 (1.44%) Data Structures
19 37 (1.19%) User Experience
20 29 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 453 (14.53%) Unix
2 382 (12.25%) Linux
3 251 (8.05%) Windows
4 34 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 22 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 15 (0.48%) OS/390
6 15 (0.48%) Solaris
7 12 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.32%) Android
8 10 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.13%) CentOS
13 3 (0.096%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.032%) Debian
14 1 (0.032%) Fedora
14 1 (0.032%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1289 (41.34%) Asset Management
2 1023 (32.81%) Wealth Management
3 884 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
4 535 (17.16%) SDLC
5 484 (15.52%) Multithreading
6 468 (15.01%) Risk Management
7 446 (14.30%) Low Latency
8 394 (12.64%) Analytics
9 373 (11.96%) OO
10 343 (11.00%) Business Analysis
11 338 (10.84%) Software Engineering
12 289 (9.27%) Project Management
13 240 (7.70%) Electronic Trading
14 235 (7.54%) Investment Management
15 227 (7.28%) OOD
16 205 (6.57%) BDD
17 201 (6.45%) Test Automation
18 184 (5.90%) Mathematics
19 181 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
20 164 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1112 (35.66%) Java
2 807 (25.88%) SQL
3 761 (24.41%) C#
4 472 (15.14%) Python
5 420 (13.47%) C++
6 265 (8.50%) JavaScript
7 202 (6.48%) VBA
8 132 (4.23%) Shell Script
9 104 (3.34%) Perl
10 85 (2.73%) R
11 75 (2.41%) MATLAB
12 62 (1.99%) T-SQL
13 60 (1.92%) Scala
14 53 (1.70%) VB
15 45 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 36 (1.15%) C
17 32 (1.03%) VBScript
18 25 (0.80%) Bash Shell
19 23 (0.74%) PHP
19 23 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 401 (12.86%) Degree
2 71 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 59 (1.89%) PhD
4 33 (1.06%) Master's Degree
5 25 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
6 24 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 17 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 16 (0.51%) CFA
9 14 (0.45%) PMP
10 13 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 8 (0.26%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.19%) CIMA
15 5 (0.16%) ISEB
16 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 3 (0.096%) ACCA
17 3 (0.096%) CISA
17 3 (0.096%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.096%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (8.37%) QA
2 100 (3.21%) MiFID
3 44 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 25 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
5 23 (0.74%) EMIR
6 17 (0.55%) SLA
7 11 (0.35%) AIFMD
8 9 (0.29%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.22%) UCITS
10 6 (0.19%) IFRS
11 3 (0.096%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.096%) PMO
12 2 (0.064%) Basel III
System Software
1 21 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 17 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.26%) HDFS
5 6 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.096%) Docker
6 3 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.096%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.064%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.064%) vSphere
8 1 (0.032%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.032%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.032%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.032%) XenApp
8 1 (0.032%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (0.96%) PowerBroker
2 25 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
3 15 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
3 15 (0.48%) Tivoli
3 15 (0.48%) Tivoli NetView
4 13 (0.42%) Ansible
5 9 (0.29%) Puppet
6 7 (0.22%) Control-M
6 7 (0.22%) SCCM
7 6 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.16%) Graphite
9 2 (0.064%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.064%) Kibana
9 2 (0.064%) logstash
9 2 (0.064%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.064%) Mesos
9 2 (0.064%) Salt
9 2 (0.064%) SCOM
9 2 (0.064%) Thomson Reuters DACS
9 2 (0.064%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 428 (13.73%) Oracle
2 233 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 124 (3.98%) Sybase
4 113 (3.62%) ION Trading
5 108 (3.46%) Charles River
6 102 (3.27%) Bloomberg
7 79 (2.53%) TIBCO
8 76 (2.44%) Murex
9 59 (1.89%) Sun
10 39 (1.25%) Reuters
11 37 (1.19%) SAP
12 34 (1.09%) StreamBase
13 32 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
14 30 (0.96%) OpenLink
15 29 (0.93%) Fidessa
16 27 (0.87%) Citrix
16 27 (0.87%) IBM
17 26 (0.83%) Informatica
18 24 (0.77%) Atlassian
18 24 (0.77%) Splunk