Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 171 207 269
Rank change year-on-year +36 +62 -74
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,102 2,231 2,077
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 1.64% 1.29%
As % of the General category 5.38% 4.15% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,070 1,979 1,739
Median annual salary £95,000 £95,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £56,125 £56,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £137,625 £142,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year -11.11% -7.69% -39.06%

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 20,500 53,697 68,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.32% 39.55% 42.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16,449 40,550 52,459
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +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 26 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 11 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 26 November 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 +47 1,096 £95,000 - 123
London +22 1,084 £95,000 - 119
Work from Home -13 69 £95,000 -5.00% 24
UK excluding London +277 11 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Scotland +75 5 £35,000 -36.36% 1
South East +188 2 £102,500 +86.36%
North of England +137 2 £49,000 +22.50% 2
North East - 1 £45,000 -
North West - 1 £53,000 - 2
East of England - 1 £26,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 808 (73.32%) Finance
2 615 (55.81%) Python
3 585 (53.09%) Fixed Income
4 570 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
5 522 (47.37%) Java
6 513 (46.55%) Hedge funds
7 485 (44.01%) Equities
8 482 (43.74%) Derivative
9 469 (42.56%) Asset Management
10 461 (41.83%) AWS
11 424 (38.48%) Web Services
12 414 (37.57%) SQL
13 400 (36.30%) JavaScript
14 396 (35.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 391 (35.48%) Software Engineering
16 370 (33.58%) React
17 351 (31.85%) AngularJS
18 329 (29.85%) Investment Management
19 260 (23.59%) Banking
20 251 (22.78%) Vue.js
21 235 (21.32%) C#
22 198 (17.97%) Investment Banking
23 184 (16.70%) .NET
24 180 (16.33%) Azure
25 173 (15.70%) Analytics
26 145 (13.16%) Fintech
27 135 (12.25%) Bloomberg
27 135 (12.25%) C++
28 133 (12.07%) R
29 128 (11.62%) Reference Data

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 41 (3.72%) Apache
2 27 (2.45%) Apache Spark
3 9 (0.82%) Confluence
4 7 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.36%) CMS
5 4 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.36%) Jupyter
5 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 24 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 115 (10.44%) Markit EDM
2 80 (7.26%) Eagle PACE
3 54 (4.90%) PolarLake
4 30 (2.72%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.091%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.091%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 461 (41.83%) AWS
2 180 (16.33%) Azure
3 123 (11.16%) Serverless
4 121 (10.98%) AWS Lambda
5 120 (10.89%) Amazon S3
6 116 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
7 101 (9.17%) GCP
8 19 (1.72%) OpenShift
9 13 (1.18%) Office 365
10 11 (1.00%) Power Platform
11 8 (0.73%) SaaS
12 7 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.64%) npm
13 5 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.27%) GitHub
16 2 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.73%) HTTP
1 8 (0.73%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (0.45%) LAN
4 4 (0.36%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (0.36%) SAN
5 3 (0.27%) Firewall
6 2 (0.18%) WAN
7 1 (0.091%) DNS
7 1 (0.091%) Internet
7 1 (0.091%) Network Security
7 1 (0.091%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (10.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 76 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 73 (6.62%) NoSQL
4 34 (3.09%) Apache Ignite
5 30 (2.72%) Hadoop
6 23 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (2.09%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.91%) Big Data
8 20 (1.81%) KDB
9 15 (1.36%) Data Lake
9 15 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.00%) HBase
10 11 (1.00%) Power BI
11 10 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.73%) Tableau
13 7 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.54%) MySQL
14 6 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (4.54%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.72%) JIRA
2 19 (1.72%) Subversion
3 18 (1.63%) Artifactory
4 11 (1.00%) Cypress.io
5 8 (0.73%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.64%) NUnit
6 7 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.45%) JUnit
9 4 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.36%) JMeter
9 4 (0.36%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.36%) Selenium
9 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.27%) Maven
10 3 (0.27%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.18%) Mockito
General
1 808 (73.32%) Finance
2 260 (23.59%) Banking
3 198 (17.97%) Investment Banking
4 117 (10.62%) Back Office
5 18 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.00%) Retail
7 8 (0.73%) Advertising
8 4 (0.36%) Marketing
9 3 (0.27%) Legal
10 2 (0.18%) Publishing
11 1 (0.091%) French Language
11 1 (0.091%) Games
11 1 (0.091%) International Banking
11 1 (0.091%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.091%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 640 (58.08%) Developer
2 258 (23.41%) Software Engineer
3 222 (20.15%) Python Developer
4 211 (19.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 187 (16.97%) Python Engineer
6 164 (14.88%) Analyst
7 152 (13.79%) Python Software Engineer
8 134 (12.16%) Java Developer
9 115 (10.44%) JavaScript Developer
10 114 (10.34%) Front Office Developer
11 110 (9.98%) Business Analyst
12 102 (9.26%) Financial Analyst
13 95 (8.62%) AWS Engineer
14 85 (7.71%) Architect
15 82 (7.44%) AWS Software Engineer
16 71 (6.44%) Finance Business Analyst
17 67 (6.08%) Senior Developer
18 64 (5.81%) C# Developer
19 63 (5.72%) JavaScript Engineer
20 60 (5.44%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (38.48%) Web Services
2 370 (33.58%) React
3 351 (31.85%) AngularJS
4 251 (22.78%) Vue.js
5 184 (16.70%) .NET
6 105 (9.53%) .NET Core
6 105 (9.53%) Node.js
7 50 (4.54%) Pandas
8 47 (4.26%) ASP.NET
9 44 (3.99%) FIX Protocol
10 38 (3.45%) ASP.NET Core
10 38 (3.45%) Shiny
11 28 (2.54%) HTML
11 28 (2.54%) Spring
12 27 (2.45%) NumPy
13 26 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (2.36%) Kafka
14 25 (2.27%) CSS
15 23 (2.09%) .NET Framework
15 23 (2.09%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 585 (53.09%) Fixed Income
2 513 (46.55%) Hedge funds
3 485 (44.01%) Equities
4 482 (43.74%) Derivative
5 396 (35.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 128 (11.62%) Reference Data
7 75 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
9 40 (3.63%) Credit Derivative
10 38 (3.45%) Algorithms
11 36 (3.27%) Blog
12 34 (3.09%) Market Risk
13 29 (2.63%) Data Structures
14 23 (2.09%) Equity Derivative
15 20 (1.81%) Public Cloud
16 13 (1.18%) User Experience
17 11 (1.00%) Virtual Team
18 10 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
19 9 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
20 8 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 96 (8.71%) Linux
2 58 (5.26%) Unix
3 41 (3.72%) Windows
4 14 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.45%) CoreOS
6 5 (0.45%) zOS
7 4 (0.36%) Solaris
7 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.27%) CentOS
9 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.091%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.091%) Fedora
10 1 (0.091%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (42.56%) Asset Management
3 391 (35.48%) Software Engineering
4 329 (29.85%) Investment Management
5 173 (15.70%) Analytics
6 145 (13.16%) Fintech
7 112 (10.16%) Computer Science
8 90 (8.17%) Microservices
9 85 (7.71%) Portfolio Management
10 83 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
11 78 (7.08%) Scrum
12 74 (6.72%) Mathematics
12 74 (6.72%) Wealth Management
13 73 (6.62%) Electronic Trading
14 72 (6.53%) Migration
14 72 (6.53%) TDD
15 67 (6.08%) DevOps
16 65 (5.90%) Open Source
17 63 (5.72%) Low Latency
17 63 (5.72%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 615 (55.81%) Python
2 522 (47.37%) Java
3 414 (37.57%) SQL
4 400 (36.30%) JavaScript
5 235 (21.32%) C#
6 135 (12.25%) C++
7 133 (12.07%) R
8 121 (10.98%) Kotlin
9 108 (9.80%) TypeScript
10 48 (4.36%) Scala
11 34 (3.09%) Perl
12 32 (2.90%) Clojure
13 30 (2.72%) VBA
14 22 (2.00%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.72%) Java 8
16 16 (1.45%) Ruby
17 10 (0.91%) MATLAB
17 10 (0.91%) PHP
18 8 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (9.17%) Degree
2 35 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.64%) PhD
4 6 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.36%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.18%) ISEB
6 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.18%) PMP
7 1 (0.091%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.091%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.091%) MOS
7 1 (0.091%) RHCE
7 1 (0.091%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.091%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.91%) QA
2 9 (0.82%) MiFID
3 7 (0.64%) EMIR
4 6 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.18%) COBIT
5 2 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (6.53%) Docker
2 12 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.091%) HDFS
6 1 (0.091%) Squid
6 1 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 66 (5.99%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.09%) Terraform
3 11 (1.00%) Ansible
4 6 (0.54%) Puppet
4 6 (0.54%) SCCM
5 5 (0.45%) Nagios
5 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.36%) Control-M
7 3 (0.27%) Grafana
7 3 (0.27%) Graphite
7 3 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.18%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.091%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 135 (12.25%) Bloomberg
2 52 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 44 (3.99%) Reuters
4 43 (3.90%) Google
5 33 (2.99%) Calypso
5 33 (2.99%) Charles River
6 30 (2.72%) FactSet
6 30 (2.72%) GoldenSource
6 30 (2.72%) SimCorp
7 20 (1.81%) Oracle
8 12 (1.09%) ION Trading
9 10 (0.91%) Sybase
10 9 (0.82%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.73%) Solace
12 6 (0.54%) Apple
12 6 (0.54%) Cisco
12 6 (0.54%) Fidessa
12 6 (0.54%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.45%) Murex
13 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com