Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 268 228
Rank change year-on-year +72 -40 +65
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,231 1,925 2,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.28% 1.57%
As % of the General category 4.44% 3.09% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,976 1,612 1,719
UK median annual salary £100,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
10th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £117,500 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -25.00% -20.00% +25.00%

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 50,285 62,300 76,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.83% 41.32% 44.22%
Number of salaries quoted 38,092 47,510 57,686
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,468 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 21 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 12 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 21 January 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 +77 2,220 £100,000 +29.03% 135
London +43 2,203 £100,000 +29.03% 129
UK excluding London +29 21 £37,500 -25.00% 6
South East +36 6 £40,000 -40.74% 2
Midlands +26 5 £37,500 -18.92%
North of England +48 3 £32,500 -48.00% 3
Yorkshire +38 3 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Scotland +18 3 - -
South West -4 3 £90,000 +89.47% 1
West Midlands - 3 £37,500 -
East Midlands +10 2 £45,000 -2.70%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1,465 (65.67%) Finance
2 1,148 (51.46%) Fixed Income
3 1,089 (48.81%) Java
4 1,071 (48.01%) Asset Management
5 984 (44.11%) Python
6 981 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
7 951 (42.63%) Derivative
8 940 (42.13%) AWS
9 902 (40.43%) Equities
10 840 (37.65%) Web Services
11 708 (31.73%) Software Engineering
12 684 (30.66%) Hedge funds
13 680 (30.48%) Investment Management
14 652 (29.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 643 (28.82%) C#
16 628 (28.15%) SQL
17 616 (27.61%) JavaScript
18 586 (26.27%) Banking
19 510 (22.86%) Analytics
20 467 (20.93%) Mentoring
21 446 (19.99%) C++
22 424 (19.00%) Microservices
23 410 (18.38%) R
24 395 (17.71%) J2EE
25 381 (17.08%) React
26 375 (16.81%) Azure
27 351 (15.73%) AngularJS
28 346 (15.51%) Bloomberg
29 335 (15.02%) .NET
30 309 (13.85%) Greenfield Project

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 43 (1.93%) Apache
2 34 (1.52%) Apache Spark
3 32 (1.43%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 20 (0.90%) IIS
5 20 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 18 (0.81%) nginx
7 16 (0.72%) Jupyter
8 9 (0.40%) Confluence
9 6 (0.27%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.13%) SAS
11 2 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.090%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.045%) CMS
12 1 (0.045%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.045%) GemFire
12 1 (0.045%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.045%) MTS
12 1 (0.045%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.045%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.090%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 153 (6.86%) Markit EDM
1 153 (6.86%) thinkFolio
2 108 (4.84%) FINCAD Analytics
3 84 (3.77%) PolarLake
4 80 (3.59%) Eagle PACE
5 73 (3.27%) Front Arena
6 36 (1.61%) LatentZero
7 16 (0.72%) Endur
8 9 (0.40%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
10 5 (0.22%) LongView
11 4 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
12 3 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 3 (0.13%) RMDS
13 2 (0.090%) Advent Geneva
13 2 (0.090%) Eze OMS
13 2 (0.090%) Softmar
13 2 (0.090%) Summit
13 2 (0.090%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 940 (42.13%) AWS
2 375 (16.81%) Azure
3 258 (11.56%) GCP
4 190 (8.52%) Amazon S3
5 185 (8.29%) Amazon SQS
6 138 (6.19%) Serverless
7 135 (6.05%) AWS Lambda
8 116 (5.20%) OpenShift
9 107 (4.80%) Amazon ECS
10 77 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
11 56 (2.51%) SaaS
12 49 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 29 (1.30%) GitHub
14 28 (1.26%) AWS Fargate
15 24 (1.08%) Office 365
16 19 (0.85%) Power Platform
17 13 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (0.49%) AWS Step Functions
19 7 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
20 2 (0.090%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
2 16 (0.72%) Firewall
3 15 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.58%) LAN
4 13 (0.58%) WAN
5 11 (0.49%) Multicast
6 10 (0.45%) Internet
7 9 (0.40%) SSL
7 9 (0.40%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
9 5 (0.22%) VPN
10 4 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.18%) Softphone
10 4 (0.18%) WinSCP
10 4 (0.18%) Wireless
11 3 (0.13%) HTTP
12 2 (0.090%) FTP
12 2 (0.090%) Skype
13 1 (0.045%) DNS
13 1 (0.045%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 177 (7.93%) Amazon Athena
3 161 (7.22%) Amazon RDS
4 140 (6.28%) NoSQL
5 132 (5.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 125 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
7 89 (3.99%) MySQL
8 85 (3.81%) Big Data
9 83 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
10 65 (2.91%) Redis
11 60 (2.69%) MongoDB
12 40 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 34 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 33 (1.48%) Amazon Aurora
14 33 (1.48%) Hadoop
15 32 (1.43%) Relational Database
16 27 (1.21%) KDB
16 27 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (0.90%) RDBMS
18 19 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 124 (5.56%) RStudio
2 110 (4.93%) Artifactory
3 103 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 61 (2.73%) Jenkins
5 59 (2.64%) TeamCity
6 54 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 41 (1.84%) Subversion
8 37 (1.66%) Maven
9 33 (1.48%) JIRA
10 25 (1.12%) Eclipse
11 23 (1.03%) NUnit
12 22 (0.99%) GitLab
12 22 (0.99%) MSBuild
13 21 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
14 19 (0.85%) Jasmine
14 19 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
15 15 (0.67%) JUnit
16 14 (0.63%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
18 9 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,465 (65.67%) Finance
2 586 (26.27%) Banking
3 246 (11.03%) Investment Banking
4 190 (8.52%) Back Office
5 47 (2.11%) German Language
6 44 (1.97%) French Language
6 44 (1.97%) Italian Language
6 44 (1.97%) Spanish Language
7 43 (1.93%) Financial Institution
8 32 (1.43%) Legal
8 32 (1.43%) Marketing
9 20 (0.90%) Dutch Language
10 12 (0.54%) Retail
10 12 (0.54%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.22%) Games
11 5 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
11 5 (0.22%) Publishing
12 3 (0.13%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.090%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,029 (46.12%) Developer
2 395 (17.71%) Java Developer
3 273 (12.24%) Front Office Developer
4 258 (11.56%) Senior Developer
5 212 (9.50%) Analyst
6 207 (9.28%) Software Engineer
7 199 (8.92%) Python Developer
8 166 (7.44%) C# Developer
9 151 (6.77%) Architect
10 147 (6.59%) Quantitative Developer
11 144 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
12 136 (6.10%) AWS Developer
13 124 (5.56%) Applications Support
14 110 (4.93%) React Developer
15 106 (4.75%) Java Engineer
16 103 (4.62%) Data Manager
17 102 (4.57%) Business Analyst
17 102 (4.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 95 (4.26%) Software Developer
19 91 (4.08%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 840 (37.65%) Web Services
2 395 (17.71%) J2EE
3 381 (17.08%) React
4 351 (15.73%) AngularJS
5 335 (15.02%) .NET
6 192 (8.61%) Node.js
7 114 (5.11%) HTML
8 93 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
9 90 (4.03%) .NET Core
10 87 (3.90%) NumPy
11 84 (3.77%) Pandas
12 82 (3.68%) ASP.NET
13 74 (3.32%) Redux
14 68 (3.05%) XML
15 67 (3.00%) SciPy
16 64 (2.87%) Spring
17 62 (2.78%) J2SE
18 60 (2.69%) Vue.js
19 58 (2.60%) HTML5
20 57 (2.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,148 (51.46%) Fixed Income
2 951 (42.63%) Derivative
3 902 (40.43%) Equities
4 684 (30.66%) Hedge funds
5 652 (29.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 309 (13.85%) Greenfield Project
7 205 (9.19%) Reference Data
8 180 (8.07%) Equity Derivative
9 108 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
10 104 (4.66%) Blog
11 88 (3.94%) Algorithms
12 75 (3.36%) Exotic Derivative
13 72 (3.23%) Data Structures
14 59 (2.64%) Public Cloud
15 33 (1.48%) Credit Risk
16 25 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
17 21 (0.94%) User Experience
18 20 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
19 19 (0.85%) Management Information System
19 19 (0.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 144 (6.45%) Linux
2 92 (4.12%) Unix
3 88 (3.94%) Windows
4 29 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.31%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.045%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,071 (48.01%) Asset Management
2 981 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
3 708 (31.73%) Software Engineering
4 680 (30.48%) Investment Management
5 510 (22.86%) Analytics
6 467 (20.93%) Mentoring
7 424 (19.00%) Microservices
8 304 (13.63%) Artificial Intelligence
9 281 (12.60%) Decision-Making
10 275 (12.33%) Machine Learning
11 247 (11.07%) Performance Attribution
12 232 (10.40%) Portfolio Management
13 227 (10.17%) Data Analytics
14 211 (9.46%) Business Analysis
15 206 (9.23%) Computer Science
16 196 (8.79%) Open Source
16 196 (8.79%) Scrum
17 190 (8.52%) Quantitative Analysis
18 186 (8.34%) Migration
19 182 (8.16%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1,089 (48.81%) Java
2 984 (44.11%) Python
3 643 (28.82%) C#
4 628 (28.15%) SQL
5 616 (27.61%) JavaScript
6 446 (19.99%) C++
7 410 (18.38%) R
8 130 (5.83%) Kotlin
9 75 (3.36%) VBA
10 71 (3.18%) Bash Shell
11 60 (2.69%) TypeScript
12 55 (2.47%) Perl
13 52 (2.33%) F#
14 48 (2.15%) PowerShell
15 47 (2.11%) Java 8
16 36 (1.61%) Scala
17 32 (1.43%) PHP
18 25 (1.12%) Ruby
19 24 (1.08%) Bourne shell
19 24 (1.08%) Korn
Qualifications
1 255 (11.43%) Degree
2 80 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (0.99%) CFA
4 21 (0.94%) CIMA
5 15 (0.67%) PhD
6 11 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.31%) MCSE
9 6 (0.27%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.27%) MCP
10 4 (0.18%) CCNP
10 4 (0.18%) CCNP Voice
10 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.18%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.13%) PMP
11 3 (0.13%) SAFe Agilist
12 2 (0.090%) ISEB
12 2 (0.090%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.54%) Data Quality
2 33 (1.48%) QA
3 8 (0.36%) SLA
4 3 (0.13%) MiFID
5 2 (0.090%) PMO
6 1 (0.045%) Basel II
6 1 (0.045%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 233 (10.44%) Docker
2 12 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.27%) GridGain
4 1 (0.045%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 186 (8.34%) Kubernetes
2 110 (4.93%) Terraform
3 13 (0.58%) Ansible
4 9 (0.40%) Puppet
4 9 (0.40%) SCCM
5 8 (0.36%) Control-M
6 6 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.045%) Endace
Vendors
1 346 (15.51%) Bloomberg
2 154 (6.90%) Charles River
3 137 (6.14%) Google
4 136 (6.10%) Oracle
5 121 (5.42%) Reuters
6 111 (4.98%) SimCorp
7 109 (4.89%) Microsoft
8 81 (3.63%) Calypso
9 67 (3.00%) ION Trading
10 45 (2.02%) Eze Castle Integration
11 44 (1.97%) Fidessa
12 36 (1.61%) Cisco
13 33 (1.48%) Murex
14 32 (1.43%) Informatica
14 32 (1.43%) TIBCO
15 30 (1.34%) FIS
15 30 (1.34%) Linedata
16 26 (1.17%) Eze Software Group
17 25 (1.12%) Tradeweb
18 23 (1.03%) MarketAxess