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

Front Office
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 187 275
Rank change year-on-year -54 +88 -81
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,360 3,430 2,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.94% 1.24%
As % of the General category 3.41% 4.41% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,850 1,842 2,024
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.86% -2.86% +32.91%

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 69,151 77,704 82,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.28% 44.05% 43.31%
Number of salaries quoted 53,155 56,558 67,831
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% - +3.53%

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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 14 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 September 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 -50 2,332 £80,000 +6.67% 186
London -32 2,245 £82,500 +9.27% 174
UK excluding London +10 111 £47,500 -6.86% 17
South West +24 42 £47,500 -6.86% 3
North of England +34 22 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North West +22 21 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Scotland -13 19 £42,500 -39.29% 4
South East -27 10 £75,000 -6.25% 3
Midlands +14 9 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Northern Ireland -2 7 £61,250 +63.33% 1
East Midlands +13 5 £61,250 +49.39% 1
West Midlands +21 4 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East of England +23 2 £50,000 +38.89%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1,561 (66.14%) Finance
2 937 (39.70%) SQL
3 891 (37.75%) Java
4 846 (35.85%) Banking
5 678 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
6 648 (27.46%) C#
7 630 (26.69%) Asset Management
8 623 (26.40%) Equities
9 596 (25.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 592 (25.08%) Derivative
11 590 (25.00%) Fixed Income
12 559 (23.69%) Python
13 510 (21.61%) Degree
14 491 (20.81%) Investment Banking
15 460 (19.49%) Investment Management
16 404 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
17 389 (16.48%) Hedge funds
18 375 (15.89%) Computer Science
19 344 (14.58%) SQL Server
20 333 (14.11%) Software Engineering
21 327 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
22 326 (13.81%) Mathematics
23 325 (13.77%) Low Latency
23 325 (13.77%) C++
24 321 (13.60%) .NET
25 296 (12.54%) Multithreading
26 269 (11.40%) Electronic Trading
27 267 (11.31%) Oracle
28 266 (11.27%) Analytics
29 244 (10.34%) Continuous Integration

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 80 (3.39%) Apache Spark
2 76 (3.22%) Apache
3 49 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 35 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
5 31 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (1.19%) Ethereum
7 23 (0.97%) Confluence
8 20 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.47%) IIS
10 11 (0.47%) SharePoint
11 10 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.25%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.21%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
15 3 (0.13%) JBoss
15 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.085%) GemFire
17 1 (0.042%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 146 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 177 (7.50%) thinkFolio
2 100 (4.24%) Front Arena
3 91 (3.86%) Markit EDM
4 43 (1.82%) Eagle PACE
5 32 (1.36%) Bloomberg AIM
6 28 (1.19%) Ripple
7 19 (0.81%) ION MarketView
8 15 (0.64%) LatentZero
9 8 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
10 7 (0.30%) Endur
11 6 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 5 (0.21%) Advent Geneva
12 5 (0.21%) LongView
12 5 (0.21%) Tradar
13 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
13 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
14 2 (0.085%) Eagle STAR
14 2 (0.085%) MetaTrader
14 2 (0.085%) RMDS
14 2 (0.085%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 208 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.86%) SaaS
4 32 (1.36%) Office 365
5 6 (0.25%) NuGet
6 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.17%) npm
6 4 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.13%) Yarn
8 2 (0.085%) GitHub
8 2 (0.085%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.085%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.042%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.042%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.042%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.042%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.042%) PaaS
9 1 (0.042%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.27%) WAN
2 29 (1.23%) LAN
3 18 (0.76%) Firewall
4 13 (0.55%) Wireless
5 11 (0.47%) DNS
5 11 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.38%) FTP
7 8 (0.34%) DHCP
8 7 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (0.30%) VoIP
9 6 (0.25%) BGP
9 6 (0.25%) EIGRP
9 6 (0.25%) OSPF
10 5 (0.21%) MPLS
11 4 (0.17%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (0.17%) GLBP
11 4 (0.17%) HSRP
11 4 (0.17%) OpenScape
11 4 (0.17%) Plixer Scrutinizer
11 4 (0.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 182 (7.71%) Big Data
3 98 (4.15%) Hadoop
4 88 (3.73%) Relational Database
5 75 (3.18%) NoSQL
6 51 (2.16%) MongoDB
7 50 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 44 (1.86%) KDB
9 37 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
10 36 (1.53%) Blockchain
10 36 (1.53%) DB2
11 35 (1.48%) MySQL
12 31 (1.31%) Oracle Database
13 30 (1.27%) Couchbase
13 30 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (1.06%) RDBMS
15 22 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (0.89%) Sybase ASE
17 19 (0.81%) MemSQL
Development Applications
1 123 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 115 (4.87%) TeamCity
3 84 (3.56%) Git (software)
4 69 (2.92%) Maven
5 65 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 55 (2.33%) JIRA
7 47 (1.99%) Subversion
8 46 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
9 44 (1.86%) Vagrant
10 36 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 35 (1.48%) MSBuild
12 33 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (1.10%) Gradle
14 24 (1.02%) JUnit
15 19 (0.81%) Bitbucket
15 19 (0.81%) Selenium
16 18 (0.76%) NUnit
16 18 (0.76%) Visual Studio
17 17 (0.72%) Eclipse
18 16 (0.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,561 (66.14%) Finance
2 846 (35.85%) Banking
3 491 (20.81%) Investment Banking
4 186 (7.88%) Back Office
5 171 (7.25%) Financial Institution
6 48 (2.03%) Legal
7 46 (1.95%) French Language
8 45 (1.91%) Advertising
8 45 (1.91%) Italian Language
9 44 (1.86%) German Language
10 43 (1.82%) Private Banking
11 40 (1.69%) Marketing
12 38 (1.61%) Retail
13 22 (0.93%) Games
14 17 (0.72%) Spanish Language
15 15 (0.64%) Telecoms
16 13 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
17 12 (0.51%) Prime Brokerage
18 6 (0.25%) Law
18 6 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,090 (46.19%) Developer
2 446 (18.90%) Java Developer
3 442 (18.73%) Analyst
4 236 (10.00%) Front Office Developer
5 234 (9.92%) C# Developer
6 174 (7.37%) Business Analyst
7 165 (6.99%) Senior Developer
8 159 (6.74%) Applications Support
9 137 (5.81%) Python Developer
10 126 (5.34%) Support Analyst
11 109 (4.62%) Consultant
12 100 (4.24%) Support Engineer
13 97 (4.11%) Software Engineer
14 81 (3.43%) Scala Developer
15 78 (3.31%) AWS Developer
15 78 (3.31%) Software Developer
16 72 (3.05%) Lead Developer
17 66 (2.80%) Junior
17 66 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
17 66 (2.80%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (13.60%) .NET
2 219 (9.28%) React
3 206 (8.73%) FIX Protocol
4 199 (8.43%) AngularJS
5 184 (7.80%) Web Services
6 166 (7.03%) HTML
7 142 (6.02%) WPF
8 130 (5.51%) J2EE
9 125 (5.30%) Spring
10 115 (4.87%) J2SE
11 114 (4.83%) WCF
12 110 (4.66%) HTML5
13 101 (4.28%) XML
14 72 (3.05%) Kafka
15 51 (2.16%) CSS
16 50 (2.12%) RESTful
17 48 (2.03%) Spring Boot
18 45 (1.91%) Middleware
19 42 (1.78%) Node.js
20 37 (1.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 623 (26.40%) Equities
2 596 (25.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 592 (25.08%) Derivative
4 590 (25.00%) Fixed Income
5 404 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
6 389 (16.48%) Hedge funds
7 375 (15.89%) Computer Science
8 146 (6.19%) Algorithms
9 135 (5.72%) Fintech
10 126 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
11 98 (4.15%) Cyberthreat
12 93 (3.94%) Data Structures
13 88 (3.73%) Exotic Derivative
14 84 (3.56%) User Experience
15 77 (3.26%) Market Risk
16 62 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
17 60 (2.54%) OTC Derivatives
18 43 (1.82%) Credit Derivative
19 39 (1.65%) Credit Risk
20 36 (1.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 233 (9.87%) Linux
2 215 (9.11%) Unix
3 147 (6.23%) Windows
4 37 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 20 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 17 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.51%) Fedora
8 12 (0.51%) Solaris
8 12 (0.51%) SUSE
8 12 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.38%) CentOS
10 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.085%) Android
12 1 (0.042%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.042%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (26.69%) Asset Management
3 460 (19.49%) Investment Management
4 333 (14.11%) Software Engineering
5 327 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
6 326 (13.81%) Mathematics
7 325 (13.77%) Low Latency
8 296 (12.54%) Multithreading
9 269 (11.40%) Electronic Trading
10 266 (11.27%) Analytics
11 244 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
12 236 (10.00%) Risk Management
13 232 (9.83%) Business Analysis
14 222 (9.41%) DevOps
15 211 (8.94%) OO
16 194 (8.22%) Microservices
16 194 (8.22%) TDD
17 188 (7.97%) Algorithmic Trading
18 183 (7.75%) Test Automation
19 174 (7.37%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 937 (39.70%) SQL
2 891 (37.75%) Java
3 648 (27.46%) C#
4 559 (23.69%) Python
5 325 (13.77%) C++
6 224 (9.49%) JavaScript
7 170 (7.20%) Perl
8 159 (6.74%) Scala
9 146 (6.19%) VBA
10 97 (4.11%) Bash Shell
11 91 (3.86%) PowerShell
12 89 (3.77%) C
13 84 (3.56%) Java 8
14 83 (3.52%) R
15 75 (3.18%) T-SQL
16 65 (2.75%) Ruby
17 64 (2.71%) Korn
18 57 (2.42%) Bourne shell
19 50 (2.12%) PL/SQL
20 41 (1.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 510 (21.61%) Degree
2 122 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (2.80%) Master's Degree
4 49 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
5 36 (1.53%) PhD
6 33 (1.40%) CFA
7 23 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (0.85%) MCSE
9 18 (0.76%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.55%) CIMA
11 10 (0.42%) PMP
12 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.25%) CCVP
13 6 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.25%) ISEB
14 5 (0.21%) APMG
14 5 (0.21%) CCNA
15 4 (0.17%) CCIE
15 4 (0.17%) CISA
15 4 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (2.71%) MiFID
2 63 (2.67%) QA
3 34 (1.44%) SLA
4 20 (0.85%) EMIR
5 13 (0.55%) GDPR
5 13 (0.55%) PMO
6 12 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.21%) FATCA
10 3 (0.13%) Basel III
10 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.085%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.085%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.042%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.042%) Basel II
12 1 (0.042%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.042%) SEPA
System Software
1 134 (5.68%) Docker
2 16 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.42%) HDFS
4 8 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.13%) XenApp
8 2 (0.085%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 56 (2.37%) Terraform
2 34 (1.44%) Kubernetes
3 32 (1.36%) SCCM
4 25 (1.06%) Control-M
5 18 (0.76%) Prometheus
6 12 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
7 11 (0.47%) Perfmon
8 10 (0.42%) Ansible
9 8 (0.34%) Puppet
10 7 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.25%) Ganglia
12 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.13%) WSUS
14 2 (0.085%) CA Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.085%) Cisco UCCX
14 2 (0.085%) HP ALM
15 1 (0.042%) Cisco UCCE
15 1 (0.042%) Grafana
15 1 (0.042%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 267 (11.31%) Oracle
2 182 (7.71%) Charles River
3 177 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 157 (6.65%) Bloomberg
5 120 (5.08%) Calypso
6 107 (4.53%) SimCorp
7 97 (4.11%) Sybase
8 96 (4.07%) Reuters
9 95 (4.03%) FXall
10 64 (2.71%) TIBCO
11 55 (2.33%) Tradeweb
12 49 (2.08%) ION Trading
13 44 (1.86%) MarketAxess
14 43 (1.82%) Murex
15 41 (1.74%) Verint
16 34 (1.44%) Tableau
17 33 (1.40%) Google
18 31 (1.31%) FactSet
19 30 (1.27%) Solace
20 27 (1.14%) Red Hat