Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 294 240
Rank change year-on-year +28 -54 -16
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,150 1,915 3,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.13% 1.48%
As % of the General category 2.93% 2.71% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,740 1,592 2,556
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £116,375 £112,500 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% +23.53%

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 73,503 70,539 90,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.55% 41.45% 44.43%
Number of salaries quoted 57,623 56,661 73,848
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 2018. 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 +27 2,120 £75,000 - 192
London +14 2,051 £75,000 -3.23% 180
UK excluding London -17 83 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Midlands +25 32 £50,000 +14.29% 1
West Midlands +14 16 £37,500 -14.29%
East Midlands +13 16 £50,000 - 1
North of England -4 16 £51,500 +3.00% 4
North West -10 16 £51,500 +3.00% 4
South East -19 15 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Scotland -32 12 £45,000 -25.00% 4
South West -31 6 £51,500 +58.46% 2
Northern Ireland -8 3 £77,500 +106.67%
East of England -15 1 £32,500 -51.85%

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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 1,277 (59.40%) Finance
2 802 (37.30%) SQL
3 757 (35.21%) Banking
4 714 (33.21%) Java
5 591 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
6 568 (26.42%) C#
7 496 (23.07%) Equities
8 482 (22.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 468 (21.77%) Investment Banking
10 439 (20.42%) Fixed Income
11 432 (20.09%) Derivative
12 405 (18.84%) Degree
13 394 (18.33%) Python
14 340 (15.81%) Unix
15 314 (14.60%) Asset Management
16 305 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
17 300 (13.95%) Linux
18 293 (13.63%) C++
19 286 (13.30%) Multithreading
20 284 (13.21%) .NET
21 273 (12.70%) Computer Science
22 271 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
23 261 (12.14%) Electronic Trading
24 259 (12.05%) Low Latency
25 257 (11.95%) Oracle
26 247 (11.49%) SQL Server
27 231 (10.74%) Risk Management
28 219 (10.19%) Software Engineering
28 219 (10.19%) Mathematics
29 203 (9.44%) Investment Management

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 55 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 54 (2.51%) Apache Spark
3 50 (2.33%) Apache
4 28 (1.30%) IIS
5 26 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 22 (1.02%) JBoss
7 21 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
9 14 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (0.60%) Confluence
11 11 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.19%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.14%) IPython
15 2 (0.093%) DataSynapse
15 2 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2013
15 2 (0.093%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.093%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.093%) WebSphere
Applications
1 153 (7.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 101 (4.70%) thinkFolio
2 40 (1.86%) Front Arena
3 34 (1.58%) Eagle PACE
4 25 (1.16%) ION MarketView
5 24 (1.12%) Bloomberg AIM
6 22 (1.02%) Markit EDM
7 12 (0.56%) Summit
8 11 (0.51%) Workfront
9 8 (0.37%) Endur
10 6 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.28%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.19%) Advent Geneva
11 4 (0.19%) LatentZero
11 4 (0.19%) Tradar
12 3 (0.14%) Eikon
12 3 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
13 2 (0.093%) Aligne
13 2 (0.093%) MetaTrader
13 2 (0.093%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 111 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.35%) SaaS
4 20 (0.93%) Office 365
5 7 (0.33%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.28%) GitHub
7 5 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 5 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (0.19%) npm
9 2 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.047%) IaaS
10 1 (0.047%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.047%) PaaS
10 1 (0.047%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.93%) LAN
2 19 (0.88%) WAN
3 16 (0.74%) DNS
4 15 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.51%) DHCP
5 11 (0.51%) Firewall
6 10 (0.47%) FIX Connectivity
7 6 (0.28%) HTTP
7 6 (0.28%) Network Security
7 6 (0.28%) SAN
7 6 (0.28%) VoIP
8 5 (0.23%) Internet
8 5 (0.23%) Wireless
9 4 (0.19%) VPN
10 3 (0.14%) Intranet
10 3 (0.14%) Multicast
11 2 (0.093%) H.323
11 2 (0.093%) NAS
11 2 (0.093%) SS7
11 2 (0.093%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 127 (5.91%) Big Data
3 68 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 65 (3.02%) Oracle Database
5 63 (2.93%) Hadoop
6 54 (2.51%) Blockchain
7 50 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 49 (2.28%) KDB
9 48 (2.23%) NoSQL
10 32 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 31 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (1.26%) Couchbase
12 27 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
14 21 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.74%) MongoDB
17 15 (0.70%) MySQL
18 14 (0.65%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 67 (3.12%) Git (software)
2 53 (2.47%) JIRA
3 49 (2.28%) Maven
4 41 (1.91%) Vagrant
5 39 (1.81%) Jenkins
6 33 (1.53%) Subversion
7 32 (1.49%) JUnit
8 31 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (1.40%) Selenium
10 28 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 28 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (0.93%) SpecFlow
12 18 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (0.74%) Cucumber
14 15 (0.70%) Gradle
15 13 (0.60%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.56%) MSBuild
16 12 (0.56%) NUnit
17 11 (0.51%) Visual Studio
18 10 (0.47%) Jasmine
General
1 1,277 (59.40%) Finance
2 757 (35.21%) Banking
3 468 (21.77%) Investment Banking
4 89 (4.14%) Back Office
5 59 (2.74%) Legal
6 55 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 45 (2.09%) Advertising
8 41 (1.91%) French Language
9 38 (1.77%) Retail
10 27 (1.26%) German Language
10 27 (1.26%) Private Banking
11 26 (1.21%) Games
12 21 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
12 21 (0.98%) Italian Language
12 21 (0.98%) Marketing
13 20 (0.93%) Telecoms
14 16 (0.74%) Spanish Language
15 15 (0.70%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.33%) Prime Brokerage
17 4 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,057 (49.16%) Developer
2 462 (21.49%) Analyst
3 414 (19.26%) Java Developer
4 271 (12.60%) Front Office Developer
5 232 (10.79%) C# Developer
6 220 (10.23%) Business Analyst
7 199 (9.26%) Applications Support
8 138 (6.42%) Support Analyst
9 123 (5.72%) Senior Developer
10 117 (5.44%) C++ Developer
11 105 (4.88%) Python Developer
12 90 (4.19%) Software Engineer
13 86 (4.00%) Software Developer
14 82 (3.81%) .NET Developer
15 76 (3.53%) Consultant
15 76 (3.53%) Quantitative Developer
16 75 (3.49%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 72 (3.35%) Applications Support Analyst
18 71 (3.30%) Junior
19 70 (3.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (13.21%) .NET
2 183 (8.51%) FIX Protocol
3 156 (7.26%) AngularJS
4 151 (7.02%) WPF
5 120 (5.58%) HTML
6 113 (5.26%) React
7 112 (5.21%) WCF
8 109 (5.07%) XML
9 94 (4.37%) Web Services
10 82 (3.81%) J2EE
11 74 (3.44%) ASP.NET
12 68 (3.16%) HTML5
13 65 (3.02%) J2SE
14 62 (2.88%) Spring
15 54 (2.51%) Kafka
16 50 (2.33%) .NET Framework
17 42 (1.95%) Hibernate
18 39 (1.81%) WinForms
19 38 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
20 36 (1.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 496 (23.07%) Equities
2 482 (22.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 439 (20.42%) Fixed Income
4 432 (20.09%) Derivative
5 273 (12.70%) Computer Science
6 271 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
7 194 (9.02%) Hedge funds
8 169 (7.86%) Greenfield Project
9 120 (5.58%) Algorithms
10 85 (3.95%) Equity Derivative
11 75 (3.49%) Fintech
12 69 (3.21%) Credit Derivative
13 66 (3.07%) Credit Risk
14 55 (2.56%) User Experience
15 54 (2.51%) Data Structures
16 50 (2.33%) Management Information System
17 45 (2.09%) Exotic Derivative
17 45 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
18 42 (1.95%) Market Risk
19 38 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 340 (15.81%) Unix
2 300 (13.95%) Linux
3 164 (7.63%) Windows
4 41 (1.91%) Solaris
5 29 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.14%) Android
9 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.047%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.047%) CentOS
10 1 (0.047%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.047%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (14.60%) Asset Management
3 305 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
4 286 (13.30%) Multithreading
5 261 (12.14%) Electronic Trading
6 259 (12.05%) Low Latency
7 231 (10.74%) Risk Management
8 219 (10.19%) Mathematics
8 219 (10.19%) Software Engineering
9 203 (9.44%) Investment Management
10 175 (8.14%) OO
11 172 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
12 171 (7.95%) Analytics
13 167 (7.77%) Algorithmic Trading
14 150 (6.98%) Scrum
15 148 (6.88%) DevOps
16 139 (6.47%) SDLC
17 132 (6.14%) TDD
18 130 (6.05%) Project Management
19 128 (5.95%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 802 (37.30%) SQL
2 714 (33.21%) Java
3 568 (26.42%) C#
4 394 (18.33%) Python
5 293 (13.63%) C++
6 188 (8.74%) JavaScript
7 132 (6.14%) VBA
8 113 (5.26%) Perl
9 108 (5.02%) Bash Shell
10 95 (4.42%) Scala
11 87 (4.05%) Shell Script
12 77 (3.58%) Java 8
13 68 (3.16%) T-SQL
14 67 (3.12%) C
15 59 (2.74%) PowerShell
15 59 (2.74%) R
16 49 (2.28%) Ruby
17 38 (1.77%) PL/SQL
17 38 (1.77%) VB
18 37 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 405 (18.84%) Degree
2 71 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (1.49%) Master's Degree
3 32 (1.49%) PhD
4 31 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
6 22 (1.02%) MCSE
7 18 (0.84%) CFA
8 11 (0.51%) MCP
9 10 (0.47%) CISA
9 10 (0.47%) CISM
9 10 (0.47%) CISSP
10 8 (0.37%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.28%) CRISC
11 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.23%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.23%) SSCP
13 4 (0.19%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (0.19%) PMP
14 3 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.37%) QA
2 47 (2.19%) MiFID
3 34 (1.58%) SLA
4 28 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.88%) EMIR
6 18 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.42%) PMO
9 6 (0.28%) GDPR
10 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.19%) FATCA
11 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.047%) Basel III
12 1 (0.047%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.047%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 80 (3.72%) Docker
2 23 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.28%) GridGain
5 6 (0.28%) HDFS
6 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.093%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.093%) XenApp
9 1 (0.047%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.047%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (2.37%) Terraform
2 23 (1.07%) SCCM
3 16 (0.74%) Control-M
4 8 (0.37%) Ansible
4 8 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.23%) Puppet
6 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.19%) Perfmon
7 3 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.14%) Mesos
8 2 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.093%) Nagios
8 2 (0.093%) WSUS
9 1 (0.047%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.047%) Kibana
9 1 (0.047%) Netcool
9 1 (0.047%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.047%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.047%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 257 (11.95%) Oracle
2 168 (7.81%) Bloomberg
3 139 (6.47%) Microsoft
4 126 (5.86%) Sybase
5 120 (5.58%) Charles River
6 70 (3.26%) Murex
7 66 (3.07%) Calypso
8 64 (2.98%) Fidessa
9 59 (2.74%) Reuters
10 58 (2.70%) TIBCO
11 53 (2.47%) FXall
12 42 (1.95%) SimCorp
13 41 (1.91%) ION Trading
14 36 (1.67%) Tableau
15 35 (1.63%) Tradeweb
16 28 (1.30%) Citrix
17 26 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
18 24 (1.12%) MarketAxess
19 21 (0.98%) SAP
20 20 (0.93%) Cadence