The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 45 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 541 829 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.98% 6.81% 6.60%
As % of the General category 8.89% 11.62% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 485 728 751
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £93,250 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
Front Office
London

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

General Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
6087 7134 7195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 55.98% 58.64% 59.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5251 6193 6580
Average salary £58,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,001 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Front Office Salary Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front Office across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Front Office Salary Histogram in the City of London

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

1 550 (46.34%) Finance
2 494 (41.62%) SQL
3 471 (39.68%) Banking
4 454 (38.25%) Java
5 310 (26.12%) Investment Banking
6 294 (24.77%) UNIX
7 268 (22.58%) C#
8 232 (19.55%) Derivative
9 231 (19.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 225 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
11 224 (18.87%) Fixed Income
12 209 (17.61%) Equities
13 207 (17.44%) Multithreading
14 192 (16.18%) Linux
15 182 (15.33%) Degree
16 167 (14.07%) Low Latency
17 160 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
18 154 (12.97%) Asset Management
19 144 (12.13%) C++
20 135 (11.37%) .NET
21 134 (11.29%) Computer Science
22 130 (10.95%) SQL Server
23 125 (10.53%) OO
23 125 (10.53%) Windows
24 122 (10.28%) Python
25 121 (10.19%) Oracle
26 112 (9.44%) VBA
27 103 (8.68%) Electronic Trading
28 100 (8.42%) Spring
29 96 (8.09%) Back Office

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 32 (2.70%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (1.43%) GemFire
3 16 (1.35%) JBoss
4 11 (0.93%) TIBCO EMS
5 6 (0.51%) IBM Notes
5 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.51%) IIS
6 5 (0.42%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.42%) Confluence
7 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.34%) GroupWise
7 4 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.25%) Apache
8 3 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.17%) CMS
9 2 (0.17%) Jetty
9 2 (0.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 44 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.93%) MS Office
3 9 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.59%) LaTeX
5 6 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.35%) Markit EDM
2 14 (1.18%) LatentZero
3 12 (1.01%) SimCorp Dimension
4 11 (0.93%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.59%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.34%) Summit
7 4 (0.34%) RMDS
8 3 (0.25%) Capstone
9 2 (0.17%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.17%) Minerva
9 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.17%) LongView
9 2 (0.17%) Endur
9 2 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.17%) Eikon
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.084%) 3000 Xtra
10 1 (0.084%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.17%) SaaS
2 1 (0.084%) GitHub
2 1 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.084%) Force.com
2 1 (0.084%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.67%) FTP
2 7 (0.59%) Internet
3 5 (0.42%) Firewall
3 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.25%) LAN
5 2 (0.17%) Network Security
5 2 (0.17%) Extranet
5 2 (0.17%) MPLS
5 2 (0.17%) Multicast
5 2 (0.17%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.084%) BGP
6 1 (0.084%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.084%) H.323
6 1 (0.084%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.084%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.084%) Wireless
6 1 (0.084%) VoIP
6 1 (0.084%) DHCP
6 1 (0.084%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 31 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (2.11%) Big Data
5 25 (2.11%) KDB
6 21 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 20 (1.68%) QlikView
8 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.01%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.76%) DB2
14 5 (0.42%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.42%) Impala
15 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.34%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (2.11%) Subversion
2 22 (1.85%) Maven
3 14 (1.18%) JIRA
4 11 (0.93%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.76%) Selenium
5 9 (0.76%) WebDriver
6 8 (0.67%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.67%) Apache Ivy
6 8 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.67%) JUnit
6 8 (0.67%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.59%) Ant
8 5 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (0.42%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.42%) jMock
8 5 (0.42%) Hamcrest
8 5 (0.42%) Hudson
8 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 4 (0.34%) Artifactory
General
1 550 (46.34%) Finance
2 471 (39.68%) Banking
3 310 (26.12%) Investment Banking
4 96 (8.09%) Back Office
5 23 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.52%) Legal
7 15 (1.26%) Retail
8 13 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.84%) Marketing
10 9 (0.76%) Advertising
10 9 (0.76%) Games
11 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.34%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.084%) French Language
14 1 (0.084%) German Language
14 1 (0.084%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.084%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 610 (51.39%) Developer
2 292 (24.60%) Java Developer
3 282 (23.76%) Analyst
4 156 (13.14%) Applications Support
5 130 (10.95%) Support Analyst
6 108 (9.10%) C# Developer
7 99 (8.34%) Business Analyst
8 85 (7.16%) Front Office Developer
9 66 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
10 48 (4.04%) Senior Developer
11 43 (3.62%) C++ Developer
12 42 (3.54%) Team Leader
13 35 (2.95%) Junior
14 32 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
15 30 (2.53%) Python Developer
16 28 (2.36%) WPF Developer
16 28 (2.36%) Programmer
17 27 (2.27%) Excel Developer
18 25 (2.11%) .NET Developer
18 25 (2.11%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (11.37%) .NET
2 100 (8.42%) Spring
3 94 (7.92%) FIX Protocol
4 84 (7.08%) WPF
5 43 (3.62%) Hibernate
6 39 (3.29%) Middleware
7 36 (3.03%) WCF
8 34 (2.86%) HTML
8 34 (2.86%) XML
9 33 (2.78%) WinForms
10 27 (2.27%) ASP.NET
11 25 (2.11%) JMS
12 21 (1.77%) HTML5
13 20 (1.68%) STL
14 16 (1.35%) Swing
14 16 (1.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 14 (1.18%) .NET Framework
16 13 (1.10%) Web Services
17 12 (1.01%) CSS
17 12 (1.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 232 (19.55%) Derivative
2 231 (19.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 224 (18.87%) Fixed Income
4 209 (17.61%) Equities
5 160 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
6 134 (11.29%) Computer Science
7 79 (6.66%) Hedge funds
8 71 (5.98%) Equity Derivative
9 66 (5.56%) Mathematics
10 53 (4.47%) Algorithms
11 36 (3.03%) Data Structures
12 33 (2.78%) Market Risk
13 31 (2.61%) Credit Risk
14 23 (1.94%) Open Source
15 21 (1.77%) Physics
16 14 (1.18%) Reference Data
17 13 (1.10%) Visualisation
17 13 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
17 13 (1.10%) Client/Server
18 12 (1.01%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 294 (24.77%) UNIX
2 192 (16.18%) Linux
3 125 (10.53%) Windows
4 26 (2.19%) Windows 7
5 10 (0.84%) Solaris
6 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.084%) AIX
9 1 (0.084%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (17.44%) Multithreading
3 167 (14.07%) Low Latency
4 154 (12.97%) Asset Management
5 125 (10.53%) OO
6 103 (8.68%) Electronic Trading
7 87 (7.33%) Risk Management
8 84 (7.08%) Investment Management
9 83 (6.99%) TDD
10 68 (5.73%) Analytics
11 60 (5.05%) Algorithmic Trading
12 58 (4.89%) Business Analysis
13 43 (3.62%) Fund Management
14 41 (3.45%) Project Management
14 41 (3.45%) Mentoring
15 39 (3.29%) Software Engineering
16 38 (3.20%) Unit Testing
17 34 (2.86%) Data Management
17 34 (2.86%) RAD
17 34 (2.86%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 494 (41.62%) SQL
2 454 (38.25%) Java
3 268 (22.58%) C#
4 144 (12.13%) C++
5 122 (10.28%) Python
6 112 (9.44%) VBA
7 67 (5.64%) Perl
8 42 (3.54%) JavaScript
9 37 (3.12%) Shell Script
10 22 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.77%) C
12 19 (1.60%) VB
12 19 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.26%) R
13 15 (1.26%) Scala
14 10 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.59%) Ruby
16 7 (0.59%) VBScript
17 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 182 (15.33%) Degree
2 10 (0.84%) PhD
3 5 (0.42%) ISEB
4 4 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.25%) PMP
5 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.17%) CCNA
6 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.17%) MCP
6 2 (0.17%) MCSE
6 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.084%) CFA
7 1 (0.084%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.29%) QA
2 9 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (0.51%) EMIR
4 5 (0.42%) CRD IV
4 5 (0.42%) Basel III
5 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.25%) SLA
5 3 (0.25%) MiFID
6 2 (0.17%) Basel II
7 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.084%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.084%) COREP
7 1 (0.084%) UCITS
System Software
1 16 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.34%) XenApp
3 2 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.084%) GridGain
4 1 (0.084%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.34%) Control-M
3 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.084%) Ansible
4 1 (0.084%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.084%) Foglight
4 1 (0.084%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.084%) SCCM
4 1 (0.084%) Puppet
4 1 (0.084%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.084%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 121 (10.19%) Oracle
2 72 (6.07%) Sybase
3 65 (5.48%) Microsoft
4 55 (4.63%) Bloomberg
5 50 (4.21%) thinkFolio
6 47 (3.96%) Charles River
7 36 (3.03%) Fidessa
8 31 (2.61%) TIBCO
9 30 (2.53%) Calypso
10 27 (2.27%) Murex
11 21 (1.77%) Reuters
12 19 (1.60%) Wall Street Systems
13 18 (1.52%) Citrix
14 17 (1.43%) SimCorp
15 14 (1.18%) DataSynapse
15 14 (1.18%) ION Trading
15 14 (1.18%) Business Objects
16 11 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (0.93%) MarketAxess
17 10 (0.84%) SAP
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
DCM Select
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Total Compensation.
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits package.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: c.70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago