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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 40 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 637 982 1168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 5.39% 8.19% 9.08%
As % of the General category 9.24% 13.34% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 570 863 1109
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 £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.09%
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
6894 7361 7975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 58.37% 61.41% 61.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5666 6530 7286
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £85,000
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 1 September 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 1 September 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.

1 592 (45.43%) Finance
2 536 (41.14%) Java
3 527 (40.45%) SQL
4 491 (37.68%) Banking
5 325 (24.94%) Investment Banking
6 319 (24.48%) UNIX
7 308 (23.64%) Equities
8 294 (22.56%) C#
9 271 (20.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 263 (20.18%) Derivative
11 254 (19.49%) Multithreading
12 238 (18.27%) Degree
13 231 (17.73%) Fixed Income
14 218 (16.73%) Low Latency
15 210 (16.12%) Linux
16 176 (13.51%) SQL Server
17 159 (12.20%) Computer Science
18 154 (11.82%) .NET
19 152 (11.67%) C++
20 149 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
21 141 (10.82%) OO
22 137 (10.51%) Oracle
23 130 (9.98%) Asset Management
24 124 (9.52%) Python
25 118 (9.06%) Windows
26 115 (8.83%) Electronic Trading
27 110 (8.44%) VBA
28 107 (8.21%) WPF
29 102 (7.83%) Mathematics
30 95 (7.29%) Hedge funds

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 33 (2.53%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (1.23%) TIBCO EMS
3 15 (1.15%) GemFire
4 8 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (0.46%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.23%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.15%) GroupWise
8 2 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.15%) Jetty
8 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.077%) Confluence
9 1 (0.077%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.077%) IIS
9 1 (0.077%) MQSeries
Applications
1 54 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.84%) MS Office
3 8 (0.61%) MS Project
4 7 (0.54%) LaTeX
5 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.84%) Markit EDM
2 22 (1.69%) LatentZero
3 12 (0.92%) ION MarketView
4 11 (0.84%) SimCorp Dimension
5 9 (0.69%) RMDS
6 7 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.54%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.46%) Endur
7 6 (0.46%) Summit
8 3 (0.23%) LongView
8 3 (0.23%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.15%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.15%) Kondor+
9 2 (0.15%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.15%) Minerva
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.077%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 1 (0.077%) Eikon
10 1 (0.077%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.61%) FTP
2 5 (0.38%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.38%) Firewall
3 4 (0.31%) Internet
4 3 (0.23%) HTTP
4 3 (0.23%) Intranet
5 2 (0.15%) SAN
6 1 (0.077%) Multicast
6 1 (0.077%) LDAP
6 1 (0.077%) VoIP
6 1 (0.077%) MPLS
6 1 (0.077%) BGP
6 1 (0.077%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (3.15%) KDB
5 38 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 29 (2.23%) Big Data
7 28 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.07%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.07%) QlikView
10 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.84%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.54%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.54%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.46%) Impala
14 5 (0.38%) OLAP
15 4 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (1.30%) JUnit
1 17 (1.30%) Subversion
1 17 (1.30%) Maven
2 14 (1.07%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.92%) JIRA
4 10 (0.77%) Eclipse
5 9 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.61%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 7 (0.54%) Mockito
8 6 (0.46%) Selenium
8 6 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (0.46%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.46%) NUnit
8 6 (0.46%) Ant
8 6 (0.46%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.38%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.31%) CruiseControl
General
1 592 (45.43%) Finance
2 491 (37.68%) Banking
3 325 (24.94%) Investment Banking
4 75 (5.76%) Back Office
5 44 (3.38%) Legal
6 19 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.23%) Retail
8 13 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.61%) Games
9 8 (0.61%) Marketing
10 7 (0.54%) Advertising
11 5 (0.38%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.31%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.23%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
15 1 (0.077%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.077%) French Language
15 1 (0.077%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.077%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 684 (52.49%) Developer
2 342 (26.25%) Java Developer
3 295 (22.64%) Analyst
4 172 (13.20%) Applications Support
5 123 (9.44%) Business Analyst
6 121 (9.29%) C# Developer
7 120 (9.21%) Support Analyst
8 97 (7.44%) Front Office Developer
9 73 (5.60%) Applications Support Analyst
10 57 (4.37%) Senior Developer
11 43 (3.30%) C++ Developer
12 36 (2.76%) .NET Developer
13 34 (2.61%) Junior
14 32 (2.46%) WPF Developer
15 31 (2.38%) Project Manager
16 30 (2.30%) SQL Developer
16 30 (2.30%) Python Developer
17 29 (2.23%) C# .NET Developer
17 29 (2.23%) Senior Java Developer
18 25 (1.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (11.82%) .NET
2 107 (8.21%) WPF
3 73 (5.60%) Spring
4 67 (5.14%) FIX Protocol
5 64 (4.91%) WCF
6 54 (4.14%) HTML
7 50 (3.84%) XML
8 36 (2.76%) Hibernate
9 33 (2.53%) Middleware
10 27 (2.07%) WinForms
10 27 (2.07%) ASP.NET
10 27 (2.07%) HTML5
11 22 (1.69%) .NET Framework
12 19 (1.46%) Rendezvous
13 17 (1.30%) Web Services
14 16 (1.23%) JMS
15 15 (1.15%) STL
16 13 (1.00%) CSS
16 13 (1.00%) LINQ
17 12 (0.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 308 (23.64%) Equities
2 271 (20.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 263 (20.18%) Derivative
4 231 (17.73%) Fixed Income
5 159 (12.20%) Computer Science
6 102 (7.83%) Mathematics
7 95 (7.29%) Hedge funds
8 71 (5.45%) Equity Derivative
9 41 (3.15%) Credit Risk
10 38 (2.92%) Physics
11 33 (2.53%) Market Risk
12 31 (2.38%) Open Source
13 20 (1.53%) N-Tier
14 19 (1.46%) Client/Server
15 17 (1.30%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 17 (1.30%) Credit Derivative
16 16 (1.23%) Reference Data
17 12 (0.92%) Grid Computing
18 7 (0.54%) Management Information System
18 7 (0.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 319 (24.48%) UNIX
2 210 (16.12%) Linux
3 118 (9.06%) Windows
4 16 (1.23%) Solaris
5 9 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.31%) AIX
7 2 (0.15%) HPUX
7 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (19.49%) Multithreading
2 218 (16.73%) Low Latency
3 149 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (10.82%) OO
5 130 (9.98%) Asset Management
6 115 (8.83%) Electronic Trading
7 92 (7.06%) Investment Management
7 92 (7.06%) TDD
8 87 (6.68%) Business Analysis
8 87 (6.68%) Risk Management
9 74 (5.68%) Analytics
10 73 (5.60%) Project Management
11 67 (5.14%) Algorithmic Trading
12 47 (3.61%) E-Commerce
13 44 (3.38%) Fund Management
14 43 (3.30%) Configuration Management
15 41 (3.15%) Data Management
16 38 (2.92%) Unit Testing
17 37 (2.84%) Software Engineering
18 33 (2.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 536 (41.14%) Java
2 527 (40.45%) SQL
3 294 (22.56%) C#
4 152 (11.67%) C++
5 124 (9.52%) Python
6 110 (8.44%) VBA
7 73 (5.60%) Perl
8 44 (3.38%) Shell Script
9 37 (2.84%) T-SQL
10 35 (2.69%) JavaScript
11 26 (2.00%) C
12 18 (1.38%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.38%) VB
13 16 (1.23%) Scala
14 14 (1.07%) R
15 12 (0.92%) Ruby
16 10 (0.77%) Clojure
17 6 (0.46%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.46%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 238 (18.27%) Degree
2 14 (1.07%) PhD
3 6 (0.46%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.38%) PMP
4 5 (0.38%) ISEB
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.15%) MBA
6 1 (0.077%) MCTS
6 1 (0.077%) MCITP
6 1 (0.077%) CFA
6 1 (0.077%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.077%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.077%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.077%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.38%) QA
2 12 (0.92%) EMIR
3 10 (0.77%) SLA
4 9 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.077%) COREP
5 1 (0.077%) FINREP
5 1 (0.077%) UCITS
5 1 (0.077%) MiFID
5 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.077%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.077%) XenApp
3 1 (0.077%) vSphere
3 1 (0.077%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 7 (0.54%) Control-M
2 6 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.46%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.077%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.077%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.077%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.077%) Nagios
4 1 (0.077%) Foglight
4 1 (0.077%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.077%) SCOM
Vendors
1 137 (10.51%) Oracle
2 91 (6.98%) Sybase
3 76 (5.83%) Microsoft
4 57 (4.37%) thinkFolio
5 52 (3.99%) Bloomberg
6 50 (3.84%) Fidessa
7 46 (3.53%) Charles River
8 37 (2.84%) TIBCO
9 23 (1.77%) ION Trading
10 20 (1.53%) Murex
11 18 (1.38%) Reuters
12 17 (1.30%) Calypso
13 15 (1.15%) 29West
14 13 (1.00%) Business Objects
14 13 (1.00%) Citrix
15 12 (0.92%) FactSet
16 11 (0.84%) SimCorp
17 10 (0.77%) Wall Street Systems
18 9 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
18 9 (0.69%) Sun
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £70000.0000 - £85000.0000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Front Office Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Bonus Potential
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus+training+bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £105000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum (+ Bonus of 30-50%)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago