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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 36 38 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 584 697 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 5.57% 5.63% 8.46%
As % of the General category 9.38% 9.57% 13.81%
Number of salaries quoted 507 602 881
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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
6224 7285 7340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 59.33% 58.79% 61.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5234 5946 6441
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 £86,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015, 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.

1 480 (45.45%) Finance
2 353 (33.43%) Banking
3 324 (30.68%) Java
4 320 (30.30%) SQL
5 281 (26.61%) C#
6 275 (26.04%) Derivative
7 246 (23.30%) Investment Banking
8 219 (20.74%) Equities
9 207 (19.60%) Fixed Income
10 193 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
11 165 (15.63%) Asset Management
12 161 (15.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 160 (15.15%) SQL Server
14 147 (13.92%) Degree
15 141 (13.35%) UNIX
16 138 (13.07%) Multithreading
17 135 (12.78%) Linux
17 135 (12.78%) .NET
18 126 (11.93%) Investment Management
19 120 (11.36%) C++
20 115 (10.89%) Computer Science
20 115 (10.89%) Back Office
21 114 (10.80%) Windows
22 111 (10.51%) Python
23 107 (10.13%) WPF
24 100 (9.47%) Low Latency
25 98 (9.28%) Oracle
26 88 (8.33%) Business Analysis
27 85 (8.05%) VBA
28 83 (7.86%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 7 (0.66%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
2 5 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (0.47%) Apache Pig
3 4 (0.38%) Lync
3 4 (0.38%) Node.js
3 4 (0.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.28%) GemFire
4 3 (0.28%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.19%) Confluence
5 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.095%) SAS
6 1 (0.095%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.095%) IIS
6 1 (0.095%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 43 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.76%) MS Office
3 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.095%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.095%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 57 (5.40%) thinkFolio
2 22 (2.08%) Markit EDM
3 16 (1.52%) SimCorp Dimension
4 13 (1.23%) LatentZero
5 6 (0.57%) Capstone
6 5 (0.47%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.38%) Algo Collateral
7 4 (0.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 4 (0.38%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.28%) Decalog
8 3 (0.28%) LongView
8 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.28%) Kondor+
8 3 (0.28%) HiInvest
9 2 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.095%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 1 (0.095%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.38%) SaaS
2 3 (0.28%) Force.com
3 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.095%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.095%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.095%) PaaS
3 1 (0.095%) IaaS
3 1 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.38%) VPN
3 3 (0.28%) SAN
3 3 (0.28%) FTP
4 2 (0.19%) Network Security
4 2 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.095%) Firewall
5 1 (0.095%) LAN
5 1 (0.095%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 44 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (3.41%) RDBMS
6 32 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 22 (2.08%) KDB
10 19 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (1.80%) Big Data
11 16 (1.52%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.04%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.76%) QlikView
14 8 (0.76%) Redis
15 7 (0.66%) Data Mart
15 7 (0.66%) Apache Hive
16 6 (0.57%) OLAP
17 5 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (1.99%) Visual Studio
2 20 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.61%) Maven
4 16 (1.52%) NUnit
5 12 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.04%) Moq
7 10 (0.95%) Rhino Mocks
8 9 (0.85%) JUnit
9 7 (0.66%) FitNesse
9 7 (0.66%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.57%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.57%) Selenium
10 6 (0.57%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.47%) Subversion
12 4 (0.38%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.38%) MSTest
12 4 (0.38%) Gradle
13 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.28%) JIRA
14 2 (0.19%) Mercurial
General
1 480 (45.45%) Finance
2 353 (33.43%) Banking
3 246 (23.30%) Investment Banking
4 115 (10.89%) Back Office
5 47 (4.45%) Financial Institution
6 46 (4.36%) Retail
7 33 (3.13%) Legal
8 18 (1.70%) Retail Banking
9 7 (0.66%) Marketing
10 2 (0.19%) French Language
10 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.095%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.095%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 530 (50.19%) Developer
2 318 (30.11%) Analyst
3 184 (17.42%) Java Developer
4 143 (13.54%) C# Developer
5 127 (12.03%) Support Analyst
6 115 (10.89%) Business Analyst
7 109 (10.32%) Applications Support
8 85 (8.05%) Senior Developer
9 51 (4.83%) Front Office Developer
10 49 (4.64%) Applications Support Analyst
11 48 (4.55%) C++ Developer
12 40 (3.79%) Quantitative Developer
13 37 (3.50%) Senior C# Developer
14 36 (3.41%) Python Developer
15 35 (3.31%) Desktop Support
16 34 (3.22%) Excel Developer
17 33 (3.13%) Excel VBA Developer
17 33 (3.13%) VBA Developer
18 32 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
18 32 (3.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (12.78%) .NET
2 107 (10.13%) WPF
3 64 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
4 62 (5.87%) Spring
5 49 (4.64%) XML
6 41 (3.88%) WCF
7 38 (3.60%) ASP.NET
7 38 (3.60%) WinForms
8 30 (2.84%) HTML
9 28 (2.65%) STL
10 24 (2.27%) AngularJS
11 23 (2.18%) .NET Framework
11 23 (2.18%) Entity Framework
12 22 (2.08%) HTML5
13 21 (1.99%) Web Services
14 20 (1.89%) REST
15 19 (1.80%) Middleware
16 16 (1.52%) SOAP
17 15 (1.42%) Hibernate
17 15 (1.42%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 275 (26.04%) Derivative
2 219 (20.74%) Equities
3 207 (19.60%) Fixed Income
4 161 (15.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 115 (10.89%) Computer Science
6 83 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (6.25%) Mathematics
8 53 (5.02%) Equity Derivative
9 52 (4.92%) Hedge funds
10 42 (3.98%) Algorithms
11 39 (3.69%) Data Structures
12 34 (3.22%) Blackberry
13 16 (1.52%) Physics
14 15 (1.42%) Credit Risk
14 15 (1.42%) Market Risk
15 13 (1.23%) Management Information System
16 11 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 11 (1.04%) User Experience
17 10 (0.95%) Client/Server
18 8 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 141 (13.35%) UNIX
2 135 (12.78%) Linux
3 114 (10.80%) Windows
4 37 (3.50%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.57%) Solaris
6 4 (0.38%) Android
6 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.095%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.095%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (15.63%) Asset Management
3 138 (13.07%) Multithreading
4 126 (11.93%) Investment Management
5 100 (9.47%) Low Latency
6 88 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 82 (7.77%) Risk Management
8 81 (7.67%) OO
9 77 (7.29%) TDD
10 76 (7.20%) Electronic Trading
11 72 (6.82%) Analytics
12 58 (5.49%) Portfolio Management
12 58 (5.49%) Project Management
12 58 (5.49%) SDLC
13 55 (5.21%) ITIL
14 51 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (4.73%) Data Management
16 48 (4.55%) Algorithmic Trading
17 42 (3.98%) Service Management
18 41 (3.88%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 324 (30.68%) Java
2 320 (30.30%) SQL
3 281 (26.61%) C#
4 120 (11.36%) C++
5 111 (10.51%) Python
6 85 (8.05%) VBA
7 60 (5.68%) Perl
8 48 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 40 (3.79%) T-SQL
10 35 (3.31%) JavaScript
11 27 (2.56%) Scala
12 21 (1.99%) C
13 15 (1.42%) VB
14 13 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.14%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.57%) R
16 6 (0.57%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.47%) Ruby
17 5 (0.47%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 147 (13.92%) Degree
2 32 (3.03%) MCP
2 32 (3.03%) MCSE
2 32 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (1.61%) PMI Certification
4 16 (1.52%) PhD
5 15 (1.42%) PMP
6 7 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.28%) CFA
8 1 (0.095%) IIBA
8 1 (0.095%) CBAP
8 1 (0.095%) MBA
8 1 (0.095%) CCNA
8 1 (0.095%) ISEB
8 1 (0.095%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.07%) QA
2 18 (1.70%) Solvency II
3 9 (0.85%) SLA
3 9 (0.85%) MiFID
4 7 (0.66%) EMIR
4 7 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.38%) Basel III
7 3 (0.28%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.28%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.095%) UCITS
System Software
1 38 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.19%) vSphere
3 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.28%) Control-M
2 3 (0.28%) WSUS
3 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.095%) SCCM
Vendors
1 98 (9.28%) Oracle
2 78 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 42 (3.98%) Sybase
4 37 (3.50%) TIBCO
5 36 (3.41%) Charles River
6 34 (3.22%) Bloomberg
6 34 (3.22%) ServiceNow
7 33 (3.13%) Fidessa
8 27 (2.56%) SimCorp
9 20 (1.89%) Murex
10 19 (1.80%) Reuters
11 13 (1.23%) Tradeweb
12 11 (1.04%) StreamBase
12 11 (1.04%) Sun
13 8 (0.76%) Citrix
13 8 (0.76%) Portware
14 7 (0.66%) SunGard
14 7 (0.66%) StatPro
15 6 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.57%) BI-SAM
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