Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 272 255 274
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 -20
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1,766 2,273 2,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.32% 1.28%
As % of the General category 3.23% 3.21% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,493 1,784 1,671
UK median annual salary £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,975 £43,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £117,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -32.50% +11.11% -5.26%

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 54,643 70,898 72,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.05% 41.26% 41.89%
Number of salaries quoted 41,032 55,082 56,588
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -1.16%

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 -12 1,762 £77,500 -3.13% 100
London -3 1,735 £77,500 -3.13% 96
UK excluding London +13 29 £33,750 -32.50% 7
Midlands +26 8 £75,000 +50.00%
South East +24 8 £16,500 -69.30% 3
South West +24 8 £33,750 -28.95%
West Midlands +27 5 £75,000 +100.00%
East Midlands +20 3 - -
North West +10 2 £65,000 +39.04%
North of England +10 2 £65,000 +39.04%
East of England +82 1 - - 1
Scotland -9 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland -27 1 £75,000 -3.23% 1

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 1,101 (62.34%) Finance
2 728 (41.22%) Java
3 705 (39.92%) SQL
4 685 (38.79%) Fixed Income
5 684 (38.73%) Banking
6 617 (34.94%) Derivative
7 594 (33.64%) Asset Management
8 570 (32.28%) Agile Software Development
9 541 (30.63%) Equities
10 519 (29.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 517 (29.28%) C#
12 506 (28.65%) Investment Management
13 443 (25.08%) Oracle
14 401 (22.71%) Python
15 391 (22.14%) Software Engineering
16 388 (21.97%) Hedge funds
17 317 (17.95%) C++
18 296 (16.76%) .NET
19 279 (15.80%) JavaScript
20 267 (15.12%) Degree
21 261 (14.78%) Computer Science
22 249 (14.10%) AngularJS
23 247 (13.99%) Investment Banking
24 245 (13.87%) Linux
25 240 (13.59%) XML
26 239 (13.53%) FIX Protocol
27 225 (12.74%) Amazon AWS
28 206 (11.66%) React
29 203 (11.49%) Docker
30 197 (11.16%) Workflow

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
1 181 (10.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 64 (3.62%) Apache
3 44 (2.49%) Tomcat
4 38 (2.15%) Confluence
5 32 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 24 (1.36%) Apache Spark
7 22 (1.25%) Jupyter
8 14 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
9 11 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.34%) GemFire
10 6 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.34%) IIS
11 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.11%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.057%) nginx
13 1 (0.057%) SAS
Applications
1 59 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.057%) InVision
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 168 (9.51%) thinkFolio
2 81 (4.59%) Markit EDM
3 70 (3.96%) Front Arena
4 25 (1.42%) Temenos T24
5 21 (1.19%) LatentZero
6 17 (0.96%) LongView
7 13 (0.74%) Eze OMS
8 8 (0.45%) Bloomberg AIM
8 8 (0.45%) Eagle PACE
9 6 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.34%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.23%) Endur
10 4 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.17%) OpenLink RightAngle
11 3 (0.17%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.11%) Minerva
12 2 (0.11%) RMDS
12 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.11%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 225 (12.74%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (5.32%) GitHub
3 78 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 46 (2.60%) SaaS
6 22 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (1.25%) Amazon S3
7 21 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 19 (1.08%) Office 365
8 19 (1.08%) Power Platform
9 11 (0.62%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.51%) Serverless
11 8 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.40%) IaaS
13 5 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
14 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.23%) npm
15 1 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.60%) FIX Connectivity
2 15 (0.85%) Firewall
2 15 (0.85%) Multicast
3 10 (0.57%) Wireless
4 9 (0.51%) BGP
4 9 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (0.51%) EIGRP
4 9 (0.51%) HTTP
4 9 (0.51%) MPLS
4 9 (0.51%) OpenScape
4 9 (0.51%) OSPF
4 9 (0.51%) Unified Communications
4 9 (0.51%) VoIP
5 7 (0.40%) LAN
5 7 (0.40%) WAN
6 6 (0.34%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (0.34%) GLBP
6 6 (0.34%) HSRP
6 6 (0.34%) Plixer Scrutinizer
6 6 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 96 (5.44%) Relational Database
3 46 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 41 (2.32%) RDBMS
5 40 (2.27%) MySQL
6 34 (1.93%) Big Data
6 34 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
7 32 (1.81%) Hadoop
8 24 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 21 (1.19%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.13%) KDB
10 20 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (1.08%) Power BI
12 16 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.79%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 57 (3.23%) JIRA
3 56 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 48 (2.72%) Subversion
5 44 (2.49%) Maven
6 28 (1.59%) Eclipse
7 25 (1.42%) Selenium
8 21 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.13%) Bitbucket
10 17 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
11 16 (0.91%) Babel
11 16 (0.91%) webpack
12 14 (0.79%) Hudson
13 9 (0.51%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.45%) GitLab
15 7 (0.40%) Bitbucket Server
15 7 (0.40%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.40%) RStudio
15 7 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,101 (62.34%) Finance
2 684 (38.73%) Banking
3 247 (13.99%) Investment Banking
4 153 (8.66%) Back Office
5 67 (3.79%) French Language
5 67 (3.79%) Italian Language
5 67 (3.79%) Spanish Language
6 65 (3.68%) German Language
7 42 (2.38%) Financial Institution
8 32 (1.81%) Legal
9 26 (1.47%) Games
10 24 (1.36%) Dutch Language
11 20 (1.13%) Retail
12 16 (0.91%) Marketing
13 11 (0.62%) Advertising
13 11 (0.62%) Law
14 10 (0.57%) Publishing
15 7 (0.40%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 706 (39.98%) Developer
2 336 (19.03%) Analyst
3 311 (17.61%) Java Developer
4 189 (10.70%) Applications Support
5 170 (9.63%) Business Analyst
6 153 (8.66%) Front Office Developer
7 133 (7.53%) C# Developer
8 131 (7.42%) Software Engineer
9 128 (7.25%) Architect
10 124 (7.02%) Consultant
11 121 (6.85%) Support Analyst
12 84 (4.76%) Java Engineer
13 81 (4.59%) Lead Architect
14 80 (4.53%) Senior Developer
15 79 (4.47%) .NET Developer
15 79 (4.47%) Support Engineer
16 76 (4.30%) AWS Architect
16 76 (4.30%) Implementation Consultant
17 75 (4.25%) Applications Support Analyst
17 75 (4.25%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (16.76%) .NET
2 249 (14.10%) AngularJS
3 240 (13.59%) XML
4 239 (13.53%) FIX Protocol
5 206 (11.66%) React
6 192 (10.87%) Web Services
7 147 (8.32%) Node.js
8 136 (7.70%) J2EE
9 119 (6.74%) HTML
10 97 (5.49%) ASP.NET
11 74 (4.19%) ASP.NET Web API
12 62 (3.51%) CSS
13 60 (3.40%) J2SE
14 56 (3.17%) HTML5
15 46 (2.60%) Spring
16 38 (2.15%) WPF
17 36 (2.04%) Vue.js
18 35 (1.98%) CSS3
19 32 (1.81%) Spring Boot
20 30 (1.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 685 (38.79%) Fixed Income
2 617 (34.94%) Derivative
3 541 (30.63%) Equities
4 519 (29.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 388 (21.97%) Hedge funds
6 156 (8.83%) Greenfield Project
7 124 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
8 56 (3.17%) Algorithms
9 49 (2.77%) Management Information System
10 41 (2.32%) Equity Derivative
11 39 (2.21%) OTC Derivatives
12 38 (2.15%) Data Structures
13 32 (1.81%) Mobile App
14 30 (1.70%) User Experience
15 29 (1.64%) Credit Derivative
16 28 (1.59%) Cloud Native
17 25 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
18 24 (1.36%) Credit Risk
18 24 (1.36%) Market Risk
19 21 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 245 (13.87%) Linux
2 193 (10.93%) Unix
3 108 (6.12%) Windows
4 23 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 16 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 13 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (0.45%) Solaris
7 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.23%) CentOS
9 4 (0.23%) Fedora
10 3 (0.17%) AIX
10 3 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.057%) SUSE
11 1 (0.057%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.057%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (33.64%) Asset Management
2 570 (32.28%) Agile Software Development
3 506 (28.65%) Investment Management
4 391 (22.14%) Software Engineering
5 261 (14.78%) Computer Science
6 197 (11.16%) Workflow
7 189 (10.70%) Portfolio Management
8 178 (10.08%) Low Latency
9 172 (9.74%) Multithreading
10 171 (9.68%) Business Analysis
11 169 (9.57%) Fund Management
12 163 (9.23%) Mentoring
13 162 (9.17%) Electronic Trading
14 139 (7.87%) Mathematics
15 133 (7.53%) Project Management
16 124 (7.02%) Algorithmic Trading
17 123 (6.96%) DevOps
18 121 (6.85%) Wealth Management
19 120 (6.80%) Scrum
20 115 (6.51%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 728 (41.22%) Java
2 705 (39.92%) SQL
3 517 (29.28%) C#
4 401 (22.71%) Python
5 317 (17.95%) C++
6 279 (15.80%) JavaScript
7 145 (8.21%) Perl
8 97 (5.49%) Bash Shell
9 69 (3.91%) VBA
10 68 (3.85%) PL/SQL
11 60 (3.40%) R
12 48 (2.72%) Scala
13 45 (2.55%) Java 8
14 39 (2.21%) C
15 36 (2.04%) Ruby
16 30 (1.70%) PowerShell
17 29 (1.64%) Shell Script
18 22 (1.25%) TypeScript
19 14 (0.79%) PHP
20 13 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 267 (15.12%) Degree
2 61 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (0.68%) Master's Degree
4 10 (0.57%) CFA
5 9 (0.51%) AWS Certification
5 9 (0.51%) CCIE
5 9 (0.51%) CCNA
5 9 (0.51%) CCVP
5 9 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.34%) CIMA
6 6 (0.34%) ISEB
6 6 (0.34%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.17%) CISSP
9 3 (0.17%) PhD
9 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.38%) QA
2 41 (2.32%) MiFID
3 38 (2.15%) GDPR
4 12 (0.68%) Basel III
5 11 (0.62%) EMIR
6 8 (0.45%) SLA
7 6 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.34%) PMO
8 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.11%) FATCA
10 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 203 (11.49%) Docker
2 26 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.51%) GridGain
5 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.40%) vSphere
6 3 (0.17%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.057%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 63 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 52 (2.94%) Terraform
3 31 (1.76%) Icinga
3 31 (1.76%) Nagios
3 31 (1.76%) ZABBIX
4 22 (1.25%) Ansible
5 14 (0.79%) Control-M
6 13 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.62%) Puppet
8 10 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
8 10 (0.57%) SCCM
9 9 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (0.45%) HP Fortify
10 8 (0.45%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.11%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.057%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.057%) Grafana
12 1 (0.057%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 443 (25.08%) Oracle
2 191 (10.82%) Bloomberg
3 152 (8.61%) Reuters
4 147 (8.32%) Charles River
5 93 (5.27%) Microsoft
6 79 (4.47%) SimCorp
7 78 (4.42%) Calypso
8 52 (2.94%) ION Trading
9 48 (2.72%) FXall
9 48 (2.72%) MarketAxess
9 48 (2.72%) Tradeweb
10 43 (2.43%) Eze Software Group
11 42 (2.38%) Fidessa
11 42 (2.38%) Google
12 37 (2.10%) SolarWinds
13 36 (2.04%) Sybase
14 32 (1.81%) TIBCO
15 31 (1.76%) Red Hat
16 28 (1.59%) Murex
17 26 (1.47%) Informatica