Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 232 264
Rank change year-on-year -4 +32 -50
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2,394 2,788 2,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.56% 1.31%
As % of the General category 3.33% 3.65% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,871 1,763 2,276
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +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 71,860 76,459 88,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.44% 42.79% 43.88%
Number of salaries quoted 55,351 58,103 72,416
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -13 2,367 £80,000 +6.67% 225
London -9 2,305 £82,500 +10.00% 215
UK excluding London -46 79 £47,500 -5.00% 14
South West +3 19 £47,500 -6.86% 2
Midlands +21 18 £50,000 +17.65% 1
North of England +11 15 £45,000 -5.26% 3
North West +5 15 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Scotland -25 14 £35,500 -49.29% 1
West Midlands +37 10 £37,500 -11.76% 1
South East -25 10 £75,000 +76.47% 4
East Midlands +5 8 £53,750 +31.10%
Northern Ireland -14 3 £62,500 +66.67% 3
East of England +2 1 £50,000 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1,590 (66.42%) Finance
2 916 (38.26%) SQL
3 904 (37.76%) Banking
4 902 (37.68%) Java
5 679 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
6 666 (27.82%) C#
7 611 (25.52%) Equities
8 580 (24.23%) Derivative
9 574 (23.98%) Asset Management
10 568 (23.73%) Investment Banking
11 567 (23.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 552 (23.06%) Degree
13 549 (22.93%) Fixed Income
14 535 (22.35%) Python
15 427 (17.84%) Investment Management
16 414 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
17 370 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
18 361 (15.08%) Computer Science
19 353 (14.75%) C++
20 349 (14.58%) Software Engineering
21 346 (14.45%) Hedge funds
22 343 (14.33%) Low Latency
23 335 (13.99%) SQL Server
24 303 (12.66%) Multithreading
25 287 (11.99%) .NET
26 281 (11.74%) Mathematics
27 277 (11.57%) Electronic Trading
28 274 (11.45%) Risk Management
29 273 (11.40%) Analytics
30 258 (10.78%) Linux

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 94 (3.93%) Apache Spark
2 58 (2.42%) Apache
3 51 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 31 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 20 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 17 (0.71%) Ethereum
8 15 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.50%) JBoss
10 11 (0.46%) Confluence
10 11 (0.46%) IIS
11 10 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (0.38%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.25%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.17%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.084%) IPython
17 1 (0.042%) Tornado
17 1 (0.042%) WildFly
Applications
1 178 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.042%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 169 (7.06%) thinkFolio
2 92 (3.84%) Front Arena
3 73 (3.05%) Markit EDM
4 50 (2.09%) Eagle PACE
5 30 (1.25%) Bloomberg AIM
6 24 (1.00%) ION MarketView
7 17 (0.71%) Ripple
8 12 (0.50%) LatentZero
9 9 (0.38%) Summit
10 8 (0.33%) Endur
11 7 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 6 (0.25%) Workfront
13 4 (0.17%) Advent Geneva
13 4 (0.17%) LongView
13 4 (0.17%) Tradar
14 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
14 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
15 2 (0.084%) Aligne
15 2 (0.084%) Eagle STAR
15 2 (0.084%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 179 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.50%) Office 365
4 27 (1.13%) SaaS
5 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.17%) GitHub
7 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.13%) npm
7 3 (0.13%) NuGet
7 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.084%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.084%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.084%) Yarn
9 1 (0.042%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.042%) PaaS
9 1 (0.042%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.09%) LAN
1 26 (1.09%) WAN
2 21 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.67%) DNS
4 12 (0.50%) DHCP
5 11 (0.46%) Firewall
6 10 (0.42%) Wireless
7 9 (0.38%) FTP
8 5 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
9 4 (0.17%) Internet
9 4 (0.17%) VoIP
9 4 (0.17%) VPN
10 3 (0.13%) Intranet
10 3 (0.13%) Multicast
10 3 (0.13%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.084%) Broadband
11 2 (0.084%) HTTP
12 1 (0.042%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.042%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.042%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 207 (8.65%) Big Data
3 95 (3.97%) Hadoop
3 95 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 88 (3.68%) NoSQL
5 52 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 50 (2.09%) Blockchain
7 45 (1.88%) KDB
8 44 (1.84%) Couchbase
9 41 (1.71%) Oracle Database
10 39 (1.63%) DB2
11 34 (1.42%) MySQL
12 31 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
14 26 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (0.92%) Sybase ASE
17 19 (0.79%) MemSQL
17 19 (0.79%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 103 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 91 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 70 (2.92%) TeamCity
4 67 (2.80%) Maven
5 64 (2.67%) Vagrant
6 53 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 48 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
8 45 (1.88%) Subversion
9 40 (1.67%) JIRA
10 33 (1.38%) JUnit
11 31 (1.29%) Selenium
12 23 (0.96%) Gradle
12 23 (0.96%) SpecFlow
13 19 (0.79%) NUnit
14 18 (0.75%) Cucumber
15 14 (0.58%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.54%) Mockito
16 13 (0.54%) Visual Studio
16 13 (0.54%) WinDbg
General
1 1,590 (66.42%) Finance
2 904 (37.76%) Banking
3 568 (23.73%) Investment Banking
4 164 (6.85%) Financial Institution
5 133 (5.56%) Back Office
6 59 (2.46%) Legal
7 54 (2.26%) French Language
8 45 (1.88%) Retail
9 40 (1.67%) German Language
9 40 (1.67%) Italian Language
10 39 (1.63%) Advertising
11 25 (1.04%) Games
12 24 (1.00%) Marketing
13 19 (0.79%) Private Banking
14 16 (0.67%) Telecoms
15 14 (0.58%) Prime Brokerage
15 14 (0.58%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.38%) Publishing
17 6 (0.25%) Manufacturing
18 5 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,168 (48.79%) Developer
2 467 (19.51%) Java Developer
3 458 (19.13%) Analyst
4 280 (11.70%) Front Office Developer
5 258 (10.78%) C# Developer
6 193 (8.06%) Business Analyst
7 149 (6.22%) Applications Support
8 148 (6.18%) Senior Developer
9 132 (5.51%) Python Developer
10 126 (5.26%) Support Analyst
11 118 (4.93%) Consultant
12 109 (4.55%) Software Engineer
13 100 (4.18%) Software Developer
14 99 (4.14%) C++ Developer
15 91 (3.80%) Support Engineer
16 86 (3.59%) Quantitative Developer
17 81 (3.38%) AWS Developer
18 73 (3.05%) Architect
18 73 (3.05%) Junior
19 69 (2.88%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (11.99%) .NET
2 216 (9.02%) AngularJS
3 208 (8.69%) FIX Protocol
4 205 (8.56%) React
5 170 (7.10%) Web Services
6 152 (6.35%) WPF
7 151 (6.31%) HTML
8 137 (5.72%) J2EE
9 128 (5.35%) WCF
10 123 (5.14%) XML
11 118 (4.93%) J2SE
12 114 (4.76%) Spring
13 102 (4.26%) HTML5
14 82 (3.43%) Kafka
15 48 (2.01%) RESTful
16 46 (1.92%) ASP.NET
17 42 (1.75%) CSS
18 34 (1.42%) .NET Framework
18 34 (1.42%) Hibernate
19 33 (1.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 611 (25.52%) Equities
2 580 (24.23%) Derivative
3 567 (23.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 549 (22.93%) Fixed Income
5 414 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
6 361 (15.08%) Computer Science
7 346 (14.45%) Hedge funds
8 159 (6.64%) Greenfield Project
9 142 (5.93%) Algorithms
10 103 (4.30%) Cyberthreat
10 103 (4.30%) Fintech
11 88 (3.68%) Data Structures
12 78 (3.26%) Equity Derivative
12 78 (3.26%) Exotic Derivative
13 77 (3.22%) Market Risk
14 73 (3.05%) User Experience
15 65 (2.72%) Credit Derivative
16 64 (2.67%) OTC Derivatives
17 42 (1.75%) Credit Risk
18 32 (1.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 258 (10.78%) Linux
2 256 (10.69%) Unix
3 124 (5.18%) Windows
4 38 (1.59%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.00%) Windows 7
6 21 (0.88%) Solaris
6 21 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.042%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.042%) CentOS
10 1 (0.042%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (23.98%) Asset Management
3 427 (17.84%) Investment Management
4 370 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
5 349 (14.58%) Software Engineering
6 343 (14.33%) Low Latency
7 303 (12.66%) Multithreading
8 281 (11.74%) Mathematics
9 277 (11.57%) Electronic Trading
10 274 (11.45%) Risk Management
11 273 (11.40%) Analytics
12 251 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
13 220 (9.19%) OO
14 219 (9.15%) DevOps
15 208 (8.69%) Microservices
16 195 (8.15%) Test Automation
17 187 (7.81%) Scrum
18 185 (7.73%) SDLC
19 183 (7.64%) Business Analysis
20 176 (7.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 916 (38.26%) SQL
2 902 (37.68%) Java
3 666 (27.82%) C#
4 535 (22.35%) Python
5 353 (14.75%) C++
6 216 (9.02%) JavaScript
7 176 (7.35%) VBA
8 149 (6.22%) Scala
9 139 (5.81%) Perl
10 99 (4.14%) C
11 96 (4.01%) Bash Shell
12 94 (3.93%) Java 8
13 87 (3.63%) T-SQL
14 78 (3.26%) R
15 73 (3.05%) PowerShell
16 67 (2.80%) Ruby
17 60 (2.51%) Shell Script
18 54 (2.26%) Korn
19 46 (1.92%) Bourne shell
19 46 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 552 (23.06%) Degree
2 118 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (2.42%) Master's Degree
4 46 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
5 35 (1.46%) PhD
6 31 (1.29%) CFA
7 19 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (0.67%) MCSE
9 10 (0.42%) CIMA
10 8 (0.33%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.25%) ISEB
12 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.17%) CISA
13 4 (0.17%) CISM
13 4 (0.17%) CISSP
14 3 (0.13%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (0.13%) MBA
14 3 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.09%) QA
2 68 (2.84%) MiFID
3 30 (1.25%) SLA
4 15 (0.63%) EMIR
5 13 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.29%) PMO
8 5 (0.21%) GDPR
8 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.084%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.084%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.042%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.042%) Basel II
11 1 (0.042%) Basel III
11 1 (0.042%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.042%) FATCA
11 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 137 (5.72%) Docker
2 19 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.46%) HDFS
3 11 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.17%) GridGain
5 4 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.13%) XenApp
7 2 (0.084%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.042%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 82 (3.43%) Terraform
2 38 (1.59%) SCCM
3 26 (1.09%) Control-M
4 25 (1.04%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.54%) Perfmon
6 11 (0.46%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.33%) Ansible
7 8 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.13%) Puppet
9 3 (0.13%) WSUS
10 2 (0.084%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.084%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.042%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.042%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.042%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.042%) Grafana
11 1 (0.042%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.042%) Mesos
Vendors
1 256 (10.69%) Oracle
2 185 (7.73%) Bloomberg
3 170 (7.10%) Charles River
4 165 (6.89%) Microsoft
5 123 (5.14%) Sybase
6 119 (4.97%) Calypso
7 95 (3.97%) FXall
7 95 (3.97%) SimCorp
8 93 (3.88%) Reuters
9 63 (2.63%) TIBCO
10 59 (2.46%) Tradeweb
11 54 (2.26%) Tableau
12 51 (2.13%) Murex
13 44 (1.84%) ION Trading
14 43 (1.80%) MarketAxess
15 39 (1.63%) FactSet
15 39 (1.63%) Fidessa
16 29 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
17 27 (1.13%) Citrix
18 24 (1.00%) Google