Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 235 241
Rank change year-on-year +80 +6 -53
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,075 2,004 2,363
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 1.44% 1.42%
As % of the General category 5.58% 3.64% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,026 1,764 1,859
Median annual salary £105,000 £90,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £142,500 £132,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% -32.14%

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 19,261 55,114 71,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.67% 39.62% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15,069 41,268 54,950
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +3.45%

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 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 8 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 22 September 2020. 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 +83 1,072 £105,000 +16.67% 125
London +35 1,065 £105,000 +16.67% 122
Work from Home +38 44 £100,000 - 14
UK excluding London +321 5 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Scotland +106 3 £35,000 -36.36%
South East +209 1 £102,500 +41.38% 1
North of England +196 1 £45,000 -30.77%
North East - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 829 (77.12%) Finance
2 635 (59.07%) Fixed Income
3 629 (58.51%) Python
4 608 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
5 603 (56.09%) Hedge funds
6 544 (50.60%) Asset Management
7 530 (49.30%) AWS
8 520 (48.37%) Java
9 512 (47.63%) Derivative
10 502 (46.70%) Web Services
11 452 (42.05%) Equities
12 431 (40.09%) JavaScript
13 419 (38.98%) Software Engineering
14 405 (37.67%) Investment Management
15 380 (35.35%) SQL
16 371 (34.51%) React
17 368 (34.23%) AngularJS
18 365 (33.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 285 (26.51%) Banking
20 261 (24.28%) Vue.js
21 233 (21.67%) C#
22 196 (18.23%) Investment Banking
23 190 (17.67%) Azure
23 190 (17.67%) Bloomberg
24 174 (16.19%) Fintech
25 173 (16.09%) Analytics
26 172 (16.00%) .NET
27 158 (14.70%) Reference Data
28 157 (14.60%) R
29 156 (14.51%) Markit EDM

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 28 (2.60%) Apache Spark
2 16 (1.49%) Apache
2 16 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 9 (0.84%) CMS
3 9 (0.84%) Jupyter
4 8 (0.74%) Confluence
4 8 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.19%) Luigi
7 1 (0.093%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.093%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.093%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 46 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 156 (14.51%) Markit EDM
2 100 (9.30%) Eagle PACE
3 74 (6.88%) PolarLake
4 50 (4.65%) SimCorp Dimension
5 25 (2.33%) FINCAD Analytics
6 3 (0.28%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.19%) Endur
8 1 (0.093%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 530 (49.30%) AWS
2 190 (17.67%) Azure
3 116 (10.79%) GCP
4 69 (6.42%) Amazon S3
4 69 (6.42%) Serverless
5 67 (6.23%) AWS Lambda
6 63 (5.86%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (1.67%) OpenShift
8 12 (1.12%) npm
9 11 (1.02%) Power Platform
10 10 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (0.84%) Office 365
12 8 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.65%) SaaS
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
14 6 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.37%) AWS CodePipeline
16 4 (0.37%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.84%) FIX Connectivity
3 8 (0.74%) HTTP
4 5 (0.47%) LAN
5 4 (0.37%) SAN
6 3 (0.28%) Firewall
7 2 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.19%) WAN
8 1 (0.093%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (8.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 76 (7.07%) SQL Server
3 70 (6.51%) NoSQL
4 39 (3.63%) MongoDB
5 36 (3.35%) Hadoop
6 33 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (2.33%) Amazon Athena
7 25 (2.33%) Big Data
8 22 (2.05%) KDB
9 17 (1.58%) MySQL
10 15 (1.40%) HBase
11 13 (1.21%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.12%) Redis
12 12 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.02%) Power BI
14 10 (0.93%) Apache Ignite
14 10 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 36 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.23%) RStudio
3 19 (1.77%) JIRA
4 18 (1.67%) Artifactory
5 15 (1.40%) Cypress.io
5 15 (1.40%) Subversion
5 15 (1.40%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.12%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.93%) Maven
8 9 (0.84%) MSBuild
8 9 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.47%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
11 4 (0.37%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.37%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.37%) GoCD
12 3 (0.28%) JUnit
12 3 (0.28%) Selenium
13 2 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 829 (77.12%) Finance
2 285 (26.51%) Banking
3 196 (18.23%) Investment Banking
4 135 (12.56%) Back Office
5 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.47%) Retail
7 4 (0.37%) Marketing
8 3 (0.28%) Advertising
9 2 (0.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.093%) German Language
10 1 (0.093%) International Banking
10 1 (0.093%) Legal
10 1 (0.093%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.093%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 577 (53.67%) Developer
2 255 (23.72%) Software Engineer
3 209 (19.44%) Python Developer
4 191 (17.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 174 (16.19%) AWS Engineer
6 167 (15.53%) Analyst
7 161 (14.98%) Python Engineer
8 137 (12.74%) AWS Software Engineer
9 131 (12.19%) AWS Developer
10 128 (11.91%) Python Software Engineer
11 126 (11.72%) Architect
12 124 (11.53%) Java Developer
13 107 (9.95%) Business Analyst
14 106 (9.86%) Financial Analyst
15 95 (8.84%) Front Office Developer
16 81 (7.53%) Finance Manager
17 78 (7.26%) JavaScript Developer
18 76 (7.07%) Finance Business Analyst
19 66 (6.14%) AWS Architect
20 63 (5.86%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (46.70%) Web Services
2 371 (34.51%) React
3 368 (34.23%) AngularJS
4 261 (24.28%) Vue.js
5 172 (16.00%) .NET
6 109 (10.14%) .NET Core
7 106 (9.86%) Node.js
8 74 (6.88%) ASP.NET
9 60 (5.58%) Pandas
10 47 (4.37%) ASP.NET Core
11 43 (4.00%) J2EE
12 35 (3.26%) FIX Protocol
13 34 (3.16%) HTML
14 32 (2.98%) Redux
15 30 (2.79%) NumPy
15 30 (2.79%) Spring
16 27 (2.51%) CSS
17 26 (2.42%) Kafka
18 23 (2.14%) HTML5
18 23 (2.14%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 635 (59.07%) Fixed Income
2 603 (56.09%) Hedge funds
3 512 (47.63%) Derivative
4 452 (42.05%) Equities
5 365 (33.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 158 (14.70%) Reference Data
7 63 (5.86%) Greenfield Project
8 60 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
9 47 (4.37%) Algorithms
10 33 (3.07%) OTC Derivatives
11 32 (2.98%) Blog
12 30 (2.79%) Credit Derivative
13 27 (2.51%) Market Risk
14 25 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
15 23 (2.14%) Data Structures
16 19 (1.77%) Public Cloud
16 19 (1.77%) Virtual Team
17 12 (1.12%) User Experience
18 9 (0.84%) Cloud Native
18 9 (0.84%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 79 (7.35%) Linux
2 41 (3.81%) Unix
3 29 (2.70%) Windows
4 9 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.65%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.28%) Solaris
8 2 (0.19%) CentOS
8 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.093%) AIX
9 1 (0.093%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (50.60%) Asset Management
3 419 (38.98%) Software Engineering
4 405 (37.67%) Investment Management
5 174 (16.19%) Fintech
6 173 (16.09%) Analytics
7 126 (11.72%) Migration
8 113 (10.51%) Computer Science
9 109 (10.14%) Microservices
10 104 (9.67%) Portfolio Management
11 102 (9.49%) DevOps
12 96 (8.93%) Wealth Management
13 95 (8.84%) Decision-Making
14 92 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
15 89 (8.28%) Business Analysis
15 89 (8.28%) Scrum
16 86 (8.00%) Mathematics
17 80 (7.44%) Artificial Intelligence
18 79 (7.35%) Data Management
19 70 (6.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 629 (58.51%) Python
2 520 (48.37%) Java
3 431 (40.09%) JavaScript
4 380 (35.35%) SQL
5 233 (21.67%) C#
6 157 (14.60%) R
7 137 (12.74%) C++
8 114 (10.60%) Kotlin
9 53 (4.93%) TypeScript
10 49 (4.56%) VBA
11 33 (3.07%) MATLAB
12 25 (2.33%) Perl
13 21 (1.95%) Scala
14 18 (1.67%) PowerShell
15 17 (1.58%) Java 8
16 14 (1.30%) Ruby
17 9 (0.84%) F#
18 8 (0.74%) Go
18 8 (0.74%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (9.77%) Degree
2 40 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.12%) PhD
4 11 (1.02%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.093%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.093%) ISEB
6 1 (0.093%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.093%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.093%) MOS
6 1 (0.093%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.093%) PMP
6 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.70%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) MiFID
3 2 (0.19%) EMIR
4 1 (0.093%) COBIT
4 1 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.093%) PMO
4 1 (0.093%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (5.40%) Docker
2 7 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.093%) HDFS
5 1 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.65%) Terraform
3 5 (0.47%) Ansible
4 4 (0.37%) Nagios
5 2 (0.19%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.19%) SCCM
6 1 (0.093%) Control-M
Vendors
1 190 (17.67%) Bloomberg
2 67 (6.23%) Microsoft
3 66 (6.14%) Google
4 55 (5.12%) Charles River
5 51 (4.74%) Calypso
6 50 (4.65%) GoldenSource
6 50 (4.65%) SimCorp
7 39 (3.63%) Reuters
8 31 (2.88%) FactSet
9 21 (1.95%) Oracle
10 16 (1.49%) Informatica
11 8 (0.74%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.65%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.47%) Foundry
13 5 (0.47%) Solace
13 5 (0.47%) Tableau
14 4 (0.37%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.37%) FXall
14 4 (0.37%) Palantir
14 4 (0.37%) Splunk