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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 52 41 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 461 670 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.37% 5.40% 7.51%
As % of the General category 7.58% 9.13% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 411 558 778
Average salary £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +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
6083 7342 6929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 57.67% 59.13% 58.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4998 6069 6030
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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.

1 411 (43.96%) Finance
2 380 (40.64%) Banking
3 296 (31.66%) Investment Banking
4 294 (31.44%) Java
5 279 (29.84%) SQL
6 241 (25.78%) Derivative
7 216 (23.10%) Fixed Income
8 196 (20.96%) C#
9 170 (18.18%) Equities
10 163 (17.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 163 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
11 145 (15.51%) Multithreading
12 143 (15.29%) Asset Management
13 123 (13.16%) Low Latency
14 115 (12.30%) UNIX
15 114 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
16 110 (11.76%) SQL Server
16 110 (11.76%) Back Office
17 106 (11.34%) Windows
17 106 (11.34%) Microsoft
18 100 (10.70%) Degree
19 96 (10.27%) Linux
20 91 (9.73%) OO
20 91 (9.73%) C++
20 91 (9.73%) .NET
21 90 (9.63%) Investment Management
22 89 (9.52%) Algorithmic Trading
23 88 (9.41%) VBA
24 86 (9.20%) Python
25 76 (8.13%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 13 (1.39%) JBoss
2 8 (0.86%) GemFire
3 7 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
3 7 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.43%) IIS
5 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.43%) Node.js
6 3 (0.32%) Confluence
6 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 62 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.07%) MS Office
3 6 (0.64%) LaTeX
3 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 43 (4.60%) thinkFolio
2 15 (1.60%) LatentZero
2 15 (1.60%) SimCorp Dimension
3 9 (0.96%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.75%) Endur
5 5 (0.53%) LongView
5 5 (0.53%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.43%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.43%) RMDS
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.32%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.32%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 3 (0.32%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.21%) Findur
8 2 (0.21%) Kondor+
9 1 (0.11%) Algo Collateral
9 1 (0.11%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.11%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.53%) SaaS
2 4 (0.43%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.53%) Network Security
2 4 (0.43%) LAN
3 3 (0.32%) Firewall
4 2 (0.21%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (0.21%) WAN
4 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.21%) SAN
4 2 (0.21%) Internet
5 1 (0.11%) MPLS
5 1 (0.11%) BGP
5 1 (0.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.11%) VPN
5 1 (0.11%) Wireless
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.11%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 31 (3.32%) RDBMS
4 26 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (1.93%) KDB
6 16 (1.71%) QlikView
6 16 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.60%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.07%) Big Data
11 7 (0.75%) DB2
12 6 (0.64%) OLAP
12 6 (0.64%) Data Mart
12 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
13 5 (0.53%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (1.39%) Maven
2 9 (0.96%) MSTest
3 8 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.86%) JIRA
4 7 (0.75%) JUnit
4 7 (0.75%) NUnit
4 7 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.53%) Moq
5 5 (0.53%) Subversion
5 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.53%) Ant
6 4 (0.43%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.43%) Selenium
6 4 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (0.43%) JBehave
6 4 (0.43%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.43%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.32%) Hudson
7 3 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 411 (43.96%) Finance
2 380 (40.64%) Banking
3 296 (31.66%) Investment Banking
4 110 (11.76%) Back Office
5 63 (6.74%) Financial Institution
6 21 (2.25%) Legal
7 14 (1.50%) Retail
8 7 (0.75%) Marketing
9 5 (0.53%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.21%) French Language
12 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.21%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.11%) Law
13 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 468 (50.05%) Developer
2 288 (30.80%) Analyst
3 194 (20.75%) Java Developer
4 142 (15.19%) Support Analyst
5 110 (11.76%) Business Analyst
6 105 (11.23%) C# Developer
7 91 (9.73%) Applications Support
8 53 (5.67%) Desktop Support
9 52 (5.56%) Front Office Developer
10 50 (5.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 50 (5.35%) Desktop Analyst
11 49 (5.24%) Applications Support Analyst
11 49 (5.24%) Senior Developer
12 39 (4.17%) Quantitative Developer
13 34 (3.64%) Project Manager
14 33 (3.53%) Python Developer
15 31 (3.32%) Excel Developer
16 29 (3.10%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
16 29 (3.10%) C++ Developer
17 28 (2.99%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.73%) .NET
2 54 (5.78%) Spring
2 54 (5.78%) WPF
3 51 (5.45%) FIX Protocol
4 34 (3.64%) WCF
5 25 (2.67%) JMS
5 25 (2.67%) Hibernate
5 25 (2.67%) ASP.NET
6 24 (2.57%) WinForms
7 22 (2.35%) XML
8 19 (2.03%) Middleware
9 18 (1.93%) Ultra Messaging
10 17 (1.82%) TIBCO EMS
11 16 (1.71%) HTML
12 15 (1.60%) Swing
13 14 (1.50%) .NET Framework
13 14 (1.50%) AngularJS
14 13 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (1.39%) Entity Framework
15 12 (1.28%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 241 (25.78%) Derivative
2 216 (23.10%) Fixed Income
3 170 (18.18%) Equities
4 163 (17.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 114 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (7.70%) Computer Science
7 55 (5.88%) Blackberry
8 52 (5.56%) Equity Derivative
9 36 (3.85%) Hedge funds
10 32 (3.42%) Mathematics
11 28 (2.99%) Data Structures
12 25 (2.67%) Algorithms
13 21 (2.25%) Credit Risk
14 17 (1.82%) Visualisation
15 14 (1.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 14 (1.50%) Credit Derivative
16 13 (1.39%) Market Risk
17 12 (1.28%) Client/Server
18 10 (1.07%) Data Integration
19 8 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 115 (12.30%) UNIX
2 106 (11.34%) Windows
3 96 (10.27%) Linux
4 60 (6.42%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.64%) Solaris
7 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (15.51%) Multithreading
3 143 (15.29%) Asset Management
4 123 (13.16%) Low Latency
5 91 (9.73%) OO
6 90 (9.63%) Investment Management
7 89 (9.52%) Algorithmic Trading
8 76 (8.13%) Risk Management
9 74 (7.91%) Business Analysis
10 72 (7.70%) ITIL
11 68 (7.27%) Analytics
12 67 (7.17%) TDD
13 59 (6.31%) Service Management
14 55 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
15 53 (5.67%) Service Delivery
16 51 (5.45%) Project Management
17 49 (5.24%) Business Continuity
17 49 (5.24%) Business Continuity Management
18 45 (4.81%) Portfolio Management
19 42 (4.49%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 294 (31.44%) Java
2 279 (29.84%) SQL
3 196 (20.96%) C#
4 91 (9.73%) C++
5 88 (9.41%) VBA
6 86 (9.20%) Python
7 57 (6.10%) Perl
8 36 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 31 (3.32%) JavaScript
10 18 (1.93%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.60%) R
12 14 (1.50%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.39%) VB
14 12 (1.28%) C
15 11 (1.18%) Scala
16 10 (1.07%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.53%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.53%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.43%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (10.70%) Degree
2 50 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (5.35%) MCP
2 50 (5.35%) MCSE
3 15 (1.60%) PhD
4 9 (0.96%) PMI Certification
5 8 (0.86%) PMP
6 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.21%) ACCA
7 2 (0.21%) MBA
8 1 (0.11%) CFA
8 1 (0.11%) CCNP
8 1 (0.11%) CCNA
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.03%) QA
2 8 (0.86%) SLA
2 8 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
3 7 (0.75%) Basel III
4 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.64%) EMIR
5 5 (0.53%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.32%) Basel II
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 62 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.32%) XenApp
3 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.32%) WSUS
2 1 (0.11%) SCCM
2 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 106 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 50 (5.35%) ServiceNow
3 44 (4.71%) Oracle
3 44 (4.71%) TIBCO
4 43 (4.60%) Bloomberg
4 43 (4.60%) Charles River
5 41 (4.39%) Sybase
6 27 (2.89%) Fidessa
7 21 (2.25%) Reuters
8 20 (2.14%) SimCorp
9 19 (2.03%) Murex
10 15 (1.60%) Tradeweb
11 11 (1.18%) Solace
12 9 (0.96%) Tableau
12 9 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.96%) StreamBase
12 9 (0.96%) Business Objects
12 9 (0.96%) SAP
13 8 (0.86%) Citrix
13 8 (0.86%) ION Trading
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