The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank - 83 107
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 0 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham - 1.46% 0.42%
As % of the General category - 3.07% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 23 3
Average salary - £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Front Office
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
609 750 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.33% 47.74% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 534 633 457
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £68,650
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Front Office across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Front Office
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front Office across the Birmingham region.

Front Office Salary Trend in Birmingham

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Front Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Front Office.

1 21 (58.33%) ITIL
2 18 (50.00%) Finance
3 17 (47.22%) Degree
4 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 15 (41.67%) Windows
5 15 (41.67%) Python
5 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 15 (41.67%) VBScript
5 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 15 (41.67%) MS Office
5 15 (41.67%) ETRM
6 12 (33.33%) SQL
6 12 (33.33%) UNIX
7 10 (27.78%) Bloomberg
8 9 (25.00%) Problem Management
9 8 (22.22%) Reuters
10 6 (16.67%) Back Office
11 5 (13.89%) Banking
11 5 (13.89%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
11 5 (13.89%) Juniper
11 5 (13.89%) Cisco
11 5 (13.89%) Perl
12 4 (11.11%) Oracle
12 4 (11.11%) Derivative
13 3 (8.33%) Equities
13 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
13 3 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (5.56%) Netcool

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Front Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Front Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (41.67%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) KDB
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
General
1 18 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Back Office
3 5 (13.89%) Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Consultant
1 15 (41.67%) Technical Consultant
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Technical Support
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
2 8 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 7 (19.44%) Technical Manager
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Support
8 1 (2.78%) Client Services Manager
8 1 (2.78%) IT Services Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Support Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Derivative
3 3 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (8.33%) Equities
4 2 (5.56%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (5.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) ITIL
2 15 (41.67%) ETRM
3 9 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (13.89%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.78%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (2.78%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) VBScript
1 15 (41.67%) Python
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
3 5 (13.89%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Netcool
1 2 (5.56%) Nagios
1 2 (5.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) Bloomberg
3 8 (22.22%) Reuters
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco
4 5 (13.89%) Juniper
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) Sybase