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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 120 95 100
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 10 23 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.50% 1.26% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.45% 2.83% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 2
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £33,500 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £39,300 £50,000 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +6.74%
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
691 812 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.21% 44.49% 34.07%
Number of salaries quoted 612 707 450
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 24 December 2014, 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 (53.85%) ITIL
2 19 (48.72%) Finance
2 19 (48.72%) Degree
3 16 (41.03%) Python
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) VBScript
4 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 15 (38.46%) MS Office
4 15 (38.46%) Windows
4 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
4 15 (38.46%) ETRM
5 13 (33.33%) UNIX
6 12 (30.77%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Bloomberg
8 9 (23.08%) Problem Management
9 8 (20.51%) Reuters
10 6 (15.38%) Perl
10 6 (15.38%) Back Office
11 5 (12.82%) Cisco
11 5 (12.82%) Juniper
11 5 (12.82%) Shell Script
11 5 (12.82%) Banking
11 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (10.26%) Oracle
12 4 (10.26%) Equities
12 4 (10.26%) Derivative
13 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
14 2 (5.13%) Java

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (38.46%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) KDB
2 2 (5.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (48.72%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Back Office
3 5 (12.82%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Legal
6 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Consultant
1 17 (43.59%) Technical Consultant
2 8 (20.51%) Technical Support
2 8 (20.51%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 8 (20.51%) Senior Consultant
2 8 (20.51%) Senior Technical Support
3 7 (17.95%) Technical Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Management Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Digital Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Client Services Manager
8 1 (2.56%) IT Services Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Support
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) JMS
2 1 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Derivative
2 4 (10.26%) Equities
3 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.13%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (5.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) ITIL
2 15 (38.46%) ETRM
3 9 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Business Development
5 2 (5.13%) Big Data Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Business Transformation
5 2 (5.13%) Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (2.56%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (2.56%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) Python
2 15 (38.46%) VBScript
3 12 (30.77%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) Perl
5 5 (12.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.13%) Java
7 1 (2.56%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Netcool
1 2 (5.13%) Nagios
1 2 (5.13%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Bloomberg
3 8 (20.51%) Reuters
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) Juniper
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Sybase