Period
to 28 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Front Office
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 287 198 167
Rank change year-on-year -89 -31 +86
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 297 155 114
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.00% 1.38% 1.55%
As % of the General category 1.79% 2.93% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 289 151 114
10th Percentile £72,000 £38,750 £82,500
25th Percentile £84,355 £55,000 £95,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £115,000 £75,000 £117,500
Median % change year-on-year +53.33% -36.17% +46.88%
75th Percentile £132,500 £102,500 £132,500
90th Percentile £144,000 £128,750 £155,000
UK median annual salary £100,000 £90,000 £100,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +29.03%

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 WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16,608 5,284 3,783
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 56.02% 46.94% 51.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11,778 4,486 3,165
10th Percentile £35,749 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.61% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £54,486
% change year-on-year +8.18% +0.94% +3.78%

Front Office
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Front Office trend for jobs with a WFH option

Front Office
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Front Office.

Front Office salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Front Office
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Front Office over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Front Office salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, Front Office job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Front Office.

1 254 (85.52%) Finance
2 214 (72.05%) Asset Management
2 214 (72.05%) Software Engineering
3 199 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (64.31%) Investment Management
5 176 (59.26%) React
6 175 (58.92%) Python
7 168 (56.57%) AWS
8 166 (55.89%) Equities
9 162 (54.55%) Full Stack Development
10 144 (48.48%) SQL
11 138 (46.46%) JavaScript
12 132 (44.44%) TypeScript
13 130 (43.77%) Analytics
14 123 (41.41%) Java
15 113 (38.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 110 (37.04%) Fixed Income
17 109 (36.70%) Derivative
18 101 (34.01%) CI/CD
19 80 (26.94%) Serverless
20 75 (25.25%) AWS Lambda
20 75 (25.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 75 (25.25%) Amazon S3
21 72 (24.24%) Docker
22 71 (23.91%) Terraform
23 67 (22.56%) Hedge funds
24 64 (21.55%) Azure
24 64 (21.55%) C#
25 60 (20.20%) C++
25 60 (20.20%) GCP

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 26 (8.75%) Apache
2 8 (2.69%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (1.35%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.34%) Camunda
4 1 (0.34%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 168 (56.57%) AWS
2 80 (26.94%) Serverless
3 75 (25.25%) Amazon S3
3 75 (25.25%) AWS Lambda
4 64 (21.55%) Azure
5 60 (20.20%) GCP
6 49 (16.50%) Amazon SQS
6 49 (16.50%) AWS Step Functions
7 26 (8.75%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.01%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (0.67%) DNS
2 2 (0.67%) ICMP
2 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.67%) VPN
3 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (25.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 49 (16.50%) Amazon RDS
3 26 (8.75%) Apache Ignite
4 8 (2.69%) Amazon Athena
4 8 (2.69%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (0.34%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.34%) Impala
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.69%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.36%) JIRA
3 5 (1.68%) IBM UrbanCode
4 3 (1.01%) JUnit
4 3 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) GitLab
5 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 254 (85.52%) Finance
2 39 (13.13%) Banking
3 28 (9.43%) Social Skills
4 18 (6.06%) Back Office
5 7 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (0.67%) International Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 199 (67.00%) Developer
2 133 (44.78%) Software Engineer
3 125 (42.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 103 (34.68%) Python Engineer
5 102 (34.34%) Python Developer
6 65 (21.89%) Python Software Engineer
7 52 (17.51%) AWS Developer
7 52 (17.51%) AWS Engineer
8 51 (17.17%) React Developer
9 43 (14.48%) Finance Manager
9 43 (14.48%) Technical Manager
10 36 (12.12%) Java Developer
11 22 (7.41%) Data Manager
12 21 (7.07%) Analyst
13 19 (6.40%) Java Engineer
13 19 (6.40%) Java Software Engineer
14 17 (5.72%) Business Analyst
15 15 (5.05%) Java Software Developer
16 14 (4.71%) AWS Software Engineer
17 12 (4.04%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (59.26%) React
2 52 (17.51%) Node.js
3 49 (16.50%) Material-UI
4 44 (14.81%) AngularJS
5 36 (12.12%) Vue.js
6 18 (6.06%) NumPy
6 18 (6.06%) Pandas
6 18 (6.06%) SciPy
7 14 (4.71%) gRPC
7 14 (4.71%) Protocol Buffers
7 14 (4.71%) WPF
8 10 (3.37%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (2.36%) REST
10 6 (2.02%) Kafka
10 6 (2.02%) RESTful
11 5 (1.68%) Flask
12 4 (1.35%) Django
12 4 (1.35%) HTML
12 4 (1.35%) HTML5
12 4 (1.35%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 166 (55.89%) Equities
2 113 (38.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 110 (37.04%) Fixed Income
4 109 (36.70%) Derivative
5 67 (22.56%) Hedge funds
6 9 (3.03%) Contract for Difference
7 8 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.36%) Hybrid Derivative
9 5 (1.68%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.35%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.01%) User Experience
12 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.67%) Exotic Derivative
12 2 (0.67%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.34%) Eurex
13 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.34%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.02%) Linux
2 3 (1.01%) Unix
2 3 (1.01%) Windows
3 1 (0.34%) CentOS
3 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (72.05%) Asset Management
1 214 (72.05%) Software Engineering
2 199 (67.00%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (64.31%) Investment Management
4 162 (54.55%) Full Stack Development
5 130 (43.77%) Analytics
6 101 (34.01%) CI/CD
7 51 (17.17%) Performance Attribution
8 43 (14.48%) Architectural Design
9 30 (10.10%) DevOps
10 28 (9.43%) Visualisation
11 23 (7.74%) Microservices
12 20 (6.73%) Low Latency
13 17 (5.72%) Front End Development
14 16 (5.39%) Data Analytics
15 14 (4.71%) Deployment Automation
15 14 (4.71%) Event-Driven
15 14 (4.71%) Project Management
16 12 (4.04%) Business Analysis
16 12 (4.04%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 175 (58.92%) Python
2 144 (48.48%) SQL
3 138 (46.46%) JavaScript
4 132 (44.44%) TypeScript
5 123 (41.41%) Java
6 64 (21.55%) C#
7 60 (20.20%) C++
8 44 (14.81%) C
9 27 (9.09%) Scala
10 26 (8.75%) Clojure
10 26 (8.75%) Kotlin
11 4 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.67%) ES6
13 1 (0.34%) Groovy
13 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (0.67%) Degree
2 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.42%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (24.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 71 (23.91%) Terraform
2 58 (19.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 43 (14.48%) BISAM
2 3 (1.01%) Sencha
3 2 (0.67%) Charles River
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle
3 2 (0.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.34%) Avaya
4 1 (0.34%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco
4 1 (0.34%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.34%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.34%) Murex
4 1 (0.34%) Pega
4 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.34%) SimCorp
4 1 (0.34%) Solace