Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 301 163 218
Rank change year-on-year -138 +55 +43
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,474 1,035 2,144
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 2.09% 1.58%
As % of the General category 1.97% 4.12% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,272 963 1,852
10th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
25th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £100,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £122,500 £125,000 £120,000
90th Percentile £136,250 £142,500 £133,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -23.81% +7.69%

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 74,734 25,145 75,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.84% 50.77% 55.16%
Number of salaries quoted 45,699 20,272 57,481
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,029 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.49% +4.82% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Front Office.

Salary trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front Office over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -117 1,456 £100,000 - 178
London -79 1,395 £100,000 - 165
Work from Home -79 285 £112,500 +11.11% 27
UK excluding London -174 67 £50,000 +25.00% 16
West Midlands - 18 £47,500 -
Midlands - 18 £47,500 -
North West -84 13 £55,000 +3.77% 3
North of England -116 13 £55,000 +12.24% 8
East of England -90 10 £56,250 +116.35% 2
South East -148 10 - - 2
South West - 8 £80,000 -
Channel Islands - 6 £50,000 -
Scotland -92 2 £71,250 +103.57% 4

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 1,048 (71.10%) Finance
2 695 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
3 681 (46.20%) Software Engineering
4 656 (44.50%) Python
5 613 (41.59%) AWS
6 598 (40.57%) Asset Management
7 593 (40.23%) React
8 575 (39.01%) JavaScript
9 567 (38.47%) Java
10 526 (35.69%) Full Stack Development
11 508 (34.46%) Web Services
12 482 (32.70%) Investment Management
13 477 (32.36%) Equities
14 459 (31.14%) Fixed Income
15 450 (30.53%) Derivative
16 447 (30.33%) TypeScript
17 413 (28.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 403 (27.34%) SQL
19 371 (25.17%) Hedge funds
20 353 (23.95%) Docker
21 312 (21.17%) Banking
22 306 (20.76%) Kubernetes
23 297 (20.15%) Node.js
24 288 (19.54%) Serverless
25 287 (19.47%) Amazon S3
26 285 (19.34%) AWS Lambda
27 279 (18.93%) Azure
28 275 (18.66%) Analytics
29 272 (18.45%) Social Skills
30 265 (17.98%) Amazon DynamoDB

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
1 107 (7.26%) Apache
2 61 (4.14%) Apache Spark
3 29 (1.97%) Apache Airflow
4 23 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.36%) Confluence
6 9 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (0.54%) DataSynapse
8 6 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.20%) GemFire
9 3 (0.20%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.068%) CMS
11 1 (0.068%) IIS
11 1 (0.068%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.54%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.34%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.34%) Sketch
7 4 (0.27%) Figma
8 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.068%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (0.54%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 8 (0.54%) RMDS
2 7 (0.47%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 6 (0.41%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.41%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.27%) Bloomberg AIM
4 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.20%) Eikon
6 2 (0.14%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.14%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.068%) Kondor
7 1 (0.068%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.068%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.068%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 613 (41.59%) AWS
2 288 (19.54%) Serverless
3 287 (19.47%) Amazon S3
4 285 (19.34%) AWS Lambda
5 279 (18.93%) Azure
6 211 (14.31%) GCP
7 168 (11.40%) Amazon SQS
8 160 (10.85%) AWS Step Functions
9 125 (8.48%) Amazon EC2
10 53 (3.60%) OpenShift
11 18 (1.22%) Snowflake
12 8 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.47%) Power Platform
14 6 (0.41%) SaaS
15 5 (0.34%) Microsoft 365
16 4 (0.27%) GitHub
17 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
18 1 (0.068%) NuGet
18 1 (0.068%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.54%) HTTP
2 7 (0.47%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.27%) DNS
5 3 (0.20%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.20%) DHCP
5 3 (0.20%) WebEx
6 2 (0.14%) AMQP
6 2 (0.14%) Firewall
6 2 (0.14%) VPN
6 2 (0.14%) Wireless
7 1 (0.068%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.068%) InfiniBand
7 1 (0.068%) Multicast
7 1 (0.068%) SAN
7 1 (0.068%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (17.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 168 (11.40%) Amazon RDS
3 105 (7.12%) Apache Ignite
4 90 (6.11%) SQL Server
5 40 (2.71%) Amazon Athena
6 35 (2.37%) KDB
6 35 (2.37%) Relational Database
7 31 (2.10%) MongoDB
8 28 (1.90%) Amazon Aurora
9 23 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.42%) Flink
11 18 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.22%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.15%) Data Mining
13 16 (1.09%) Big Data
14 15 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.81%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.75%) MySQL
17 10 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (3.26%) Git (software)
1 48 (3.26%) JIRA
2 32 (2.17%) Maven
3 28 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.83%) Artifactory
5 19 (1.29%) SonarQube
6 15 (1.02%) TeamCity
7 13 (0.88%) JUnit
8 10 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.68%) GitLab
8 10 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.41%) IntelliJ
11 5 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.27%) NUnit
13 3 (0.20%) Cypress.io
13 3 (0.20%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.14%) Mockito
14 2 (0.14%) Protractor
General
1 1,048 (71.10%) Finance
2 312 (21.17%) Banking
3 272 (18.45%) Social Skills
4 159 (10.79%) Investment Banking
5 110 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
6 77 (5.22%) Back Office
7 26 (1.76%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.56%) Organisational Skills
9 14 (0.95%) Marketing
9 14 (0.95%) Retail
10 13 (0.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 12 (0.81%) Legal
12 6 (0.41%) Advertising
13 5 (0.34%) Games
13 5 (0.34%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.20%) French Language
14 3 (0.20%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
15 2 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 965 (65.47%) Developer
2 465 (31.55%) Software Engineer
3 409 (27.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 305 (20.69%) Python Developer
5 277 (18.79%) React Developer
6 221 (14.99%) Java Developer
7 198 (13.43%) Python Engineer
8 166 (11.26%) Front Office Developer
9 162 (10.99%) Python Software Engineer
10 154 (10.45%) Analyst
11 128 (8.68%) Lead Developer
12 111 (7.53%) AWS Developer
13 107 (7.26%) Senior Developer
14 89 (6.04%) UI Developer
15 79 (5.36%) JavaScript Developer
15 79 (5.36%) UI Engineer
16 74 (5.02%) Lead Software Engineer
17 71 (4.82%) Lead Software Developer
18 69 (4.68%) AWS Engineer
19 68 (4.61%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (40.23%) React
2 508 (34.46%) Web Services
3 297 (20.15%) Node.js
4 228 (15.47%) AngularJS
5 186 (12.62%) Material-UI
6 150 (10.18%) Vue.js
7 124 (8.41%) .NET
8 97 (6.58%) FIX Protocol
9 85 (5.77%) Spring
10 68 (4.61%) Kafka
11 40 (2.71%) .NET Core
12 34 (2.31%) HTML
13 33 (2.24%) NumPy
14 30 (2.04%) WPF
15 29 (1.97%) GraphQL
16 27 (1.83%) SciPy
16 27 (1.83%) Spring Boot
16 27 (1.83%) Swing
17 26 (1.76%) .NET Framework
18 24 (1.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 477 (32.36%) Equities
2 459 (31.14%) Fixed Income
3 450 (30.53%) Derivative
4 413 (28.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 371 (25.17%) Hedge funds
6 96 (6.51%) User Experience
7 77 (5.22%) Algorithms
8 76 (5.16%) Market Risk
9 57 (3.87%) Data Structures
10 52 (3.53%) Equity Derivative
11 47 (3.19%) Credit Derivative
12 43 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
13 38 (2.58%) Credit Risk
14 26 (1.76%) Legacy Systems
15 22 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
16 19 (1.29%) Video\Live Streaming
17 18 (1.22%) Virtual Team
18 15 (1.02%) Management Information System
19 8 (0.54%) Cloud Native
19 8 (0.54%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 123 (8.34%) Linux
2 99 (6.72%) Unix
3 62 (4.21%) Windows
4 13 (0.88%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.61%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.068%) Android
8 1 (0.068%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.068%) CentOS
8 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 681 (46.20%) Software Engineering
3 598 (40.57%) Asset Management
4 526 (35.69%) Full Stack Development
5 482 (32.70%) Investment Management
6 275 (18.66%) Analytics
7 144 (9.77%) DevOps
8 129 (8.75%) Multithreading
9 120 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
10 105 (7.12%) SDLC
11 102 (6.92%) Low Latency
12 90 (6.11%) Electronic Trading
13 88 (5.97%) Risk Management
14 87 (5.90%) Portfolio Management
14 87 (5.90%) TDD
15 84 (5.70%) Data Analytics
15 84 (5.70%) Mathematics
16 81 (5.50%) Computer Science
17 75 (5.09%) Front End Development
18 72 (4.88%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 656 (44.50%) Python
2 575 (39.01%) JavaScript
3 567 (38.47%) Java
4 447 (30.33%) TypeScript
5 403 (27.34%) SQL
6 211 (14.31%) C#
7 188 (12.75%) Scala
8 157 (10.65%) Kotlin
9 136 (9.23%) C++
10 117 (7.94%) Clojure
11 37 (2.51%) R
12 31 (2.10%) Bash Shell
13 30 (2.04%) Perl
14 22 (1.49%) C
15 21 (1.42%) VBA
16 16 (1.09%) F#
16 16 (1.09%) Shell Script
17 15 (1.02%) ES6
17 15 (1.02%) MATLAB
18 11 (0.75%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 82 (5.56%) Degree
2 20 (1.36%) PhD
3 12 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.47%) CHECK Team Member
5 7 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.20%) CCNA
8 3 (0.20%) CCNP
8 3 (0.20%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (0.14%) MCP
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.068%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.068%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.068%) CCSP
10 1 (0.068%) CISSP
10 1 (0.068%) MCSA
10 1 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.34%) QA
2 13 (0.88%) MiFID
3 6 (0.41%) GDPR
4 5 (0.34%) PMO
5 3 (0.20%) SLA
6 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.068%) Basel III
7 1 (0.068%) EMIR
System Software
1 353 (23.95%) Docker
2 19 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.068%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 306 (20.76%) Kubernetes
2 259 (17.57%) Terraform
3 4 (0.27%) SCCM
4 3 (0.20%) Ansible
4 3 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.14%) Control-M
5 2 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.14%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.14%) WSUS
6 1 (0.068%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.068%) Oozie
6 1 (0.068%) Puppet
6 1 (0.068%) Rancher
6 1 (0.068%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.068%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 79 (5.36%) Oracle
2 68 (4.61%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.93%) Bloomberg
4 30 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (1.83%) Charles River
5 27 (1.83%) Sybase
6 25 (1.70%) ServiceNow
7 21 (1.42%) Murex
8 19 (1.29%) Fidessa
9 18 (1.22%) Greenplum
10 14 (0.95%) ION Trading
11 13 (0.88%) Reuters
12 12 (0.81%) Solace
13 11 (0.75%) Tradeweb
14 10 (0.68%) Cisco
14 10 (0.68%) Portware
15 7 (0.47%) Avaya
15 7 (0.47%) Databricks
15 7 (0.47%) Trayport
16 6 (0.41%) VMware