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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 40 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 606 898 959
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 5.35% 7.63% 7.68%
As % of the General category 9.24% 12.61% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 543 793 919
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £99,500 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
6560 7120 7680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 57.90% 60.46% 61.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5436 6279 7057
Average salary £57,500 £59,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.36% +3.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £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 2 October 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 2 October 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.

1 584 (45.17%) Finance
2 542 (41.92%) SQL
3 515 (39.83%) Java
4 498 (38.52%) Banking
5 331 (25.60%) Investment Banking
6 330 (25.52%) UNIX
7 296 (22.89%) C#
8 264 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
9 263 (20.34%) Equities
10 256 (19.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 253 (19.57%) Multithreading
12 236 (18.25%) Degree
13 231 (17.87%) Derivative
14 223 (17.25%) Fixed Income
15 219 (16.94%) Linux
16 214 (16.55%) Low Latency
17 193 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
18 166 (12.84%) SQL Server
18 166 (12.84%) Computer Science
19 165 (12.76%) C++
20 148 (11.45%) .NET
21 143 (11.06%) Asset Management
22 139 (10.75%) OO
23 131 (10.13%) Oracle
24 127 (9.82%) Python
25 124 (9.59%) Windows
26 119 (9.20%) Electronic Trading
27 106 (8.20%) VBA
28 105 (8.12%) Algorithms
29 103 (7.97%) Hedge funds

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 34 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
2 18 (1.39%) GemFire
3 13 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
4 8 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (0.62%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (0.31%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.31%) GroupWise
6 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.23%) Jetty
7 3 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.15%) IIS
8 2 (0.15%) CMS
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.077%) Node.js
Applications
1 53 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.62%) MS Office
3 8 (0.62%) MS Project
4 7 (0.54%) LaTeX
5 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (1.55%) Markit EDM
2 19 (1.47%) LatentZero
3 13 (1.01%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.77%) SimCorp Dimension
5 9 (0.70%) RMDS
6 7 (0.54%) Summit
6 7 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.46%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.31%) Endur
9 3 (0.23%) Capstone
10 2 (0.15%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.15%) Minerva
10 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.15%) LongView
10 2 (0.15%) Kondor+
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.077%) Sophis RISQUE
11 1 (0.077%) Advent Geneva
11 1 (0.077%) Global One
11 1 (0.077%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.077%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.077%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.77%) FTP
2 8 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.46%) Firewall
4 5 (0.39%) Internet
5 4 (0.31%) HTTP
6 2 (0.15%) Intranet
7 1 (0.077%) Multicast
7 1 (0.077%) MPLS
7 1 (0.077%) BGP
7 1 (0.077%) H.323
7 1 (0.077%) VoIP
7 1 (0.077%) DHCP
7 1 (0.077%) DNS
7 1 (0.077%) SSL
7 1 (0.077%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (3.71%) Relational Database
4 46 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (2.94%) KDB
6 31 (2.40%) Big Data
7 28 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.24%) QlikView
12 15 (1.16%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.54%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.54%) Impala
14 7 (0.54%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.46%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.39%) OLAP
17 4 (0.31%) MongoDB
17 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (1.47%) Maven
2 17 (1.31%) Subversion
3 14 (1.08%) JUnit
4 13 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.85%) JIRA
6 9 (0.70%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.62%) Selenium
7 8 (0.62%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.54%) WebDriver
8 7 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (0.46%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.46%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (0.39%) Ant
10 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 5 (0.39%) Mockito
11 4 (0.31%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.31%) Jenkins
General
1 584 (45.17%) Finance
2 498 (38.52%) Banking
3 331 (25.60%) Investment Banking
4 77 (5.96%) Back Office
5 36 (2.78%) Legal
6 18 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.08%) Retail
9 9 (0.70%) Games
10 8 (0.62%) Advertising
10 8 (0.62%) Marketing
11 4 (0.31%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.23%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.077%) Local Government
13 1 (0.077%) French Language
13 1 (0.077%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 681 (52.67%) Developer
2 325 (25.14%) Java Developer
3 287 (22.20%) Analyst
4 161 (12.45%) Applications Support
5 119 (9.20%) Support Analyst
6 118 (9.13%) C# Developer
7 110 (8.51%) Business Analyst
8 100 (7.73%) Front Office Developer
9 60 (4.64%) Applications Support Analyst
10 51 (3.94%) Senior Developer
11 48 (3.71%) C++ Developer
12 38 (2.94%) Junior
13 37 (2.86%) Team Leader
14 33 (2.55%) Python Developer
15 32 (2.47%) WPF Developer
16 31 (2.40%) SQL Developer
17 29 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
17 29 (2.24%) Project Manager
18 28 (2.17%) .NET Developer
19 27 (2.09%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (11.45%) .NET
2 99 (7.66%) WPF
3 78 (6.03%) Spring
4 62 (4.80%) FIX Protocol
5 52 (4.02%) WCF
5 52 (4.02%) HTML
6 47 (3.63%) XML
7 36 (2.78%) Hibernate
8 31 (2.40%) Middleware
9 28 (2.17%) WinForms
9 28 (2.17%) HTML5
10 25 (1.93%) ASP.NET
11 20 (1.55%) STL
12 19 (1.47%) .NET Framework
13 17 (1.31%) JMS
14 15 (1.16%) Rendezvous
14 15 (1.16%) Web Services
14 15 (1.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 13 (1.01%) CSS
16 12 (0.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 263 (20.34%) Equities
2 256 (19.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 231 (17.87%) Derivative
4 223 (17.25%) Fixed Income
5 193 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
6 166 (12.84%) Computer Science
7 105 (8.12%) Algorithms
8 103 (7.97%) Hedge funds
9 101 (7.81%) Mathematics
10 72 (5.57%) Data Structures
11 57 (4.41%) Equity Derivative
12 42 (3.25%) Credit Risk
13 36 (2.78%) Market Risk
14 32 (2.47%) Physics
15 31 (2.40%) Open Source
16 22 (1.70%) N-Tier
17 19 (1.47%) Client/Server
18 16 (1.24%) Reference Data
19 13 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
20 12 (0.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 330 (25.52%) UNIX
2 219 (16.94%) Linux
3 124 (9.59%) Windows
4 18 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.08%) Solaris
6 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.15%) AIX
7 1 (0.077%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (19.57%) Multithreading
3 214 (16.55%) Low Latency
4 143 (11.06%) Asset Management
5 139 (10.75%) OO
6 119 (9.20%) Electronic Trading
7 91 (7.04%) TDD
8 90 (6.96%) Investment Management
9 82 (6.34%) Risk Management
10 73 (5.65%) Business Analysis
11 71 (5.49%) Analytics
12 60 (4.64%) Project Management
13 58 (4.49%) Algorithmic Trading
14 56 (4.33%) Mentoring
15 45 (3.48%) Fund Management
16 41 (3.17%) Data Management
16 41 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
17 39 (3.02%) Software Engineering
18 38 (2.94%) Unit Testing
19 35 (2.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 542 (41.92%) SQL
2 515 (39.83%) Java
3 296 (22.89%) C#
4 165 (12.76%) C++
5 127 (9.82%) Python
6 106 (8.20%) VBA
7 72 (5.57%) Perl
8 39 (3.02%) Shell Script
9 36 (2.78%) JavaScript
10 35 (2.71%) T-SQL
11 27 (2.09%) C
12 21 (1.62%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.39%) VB
14 16 (1.24%) Scala
15 14 (1.08%) R
16 12 (0.93%) Ruby
17 9 (0.70%) Clojure
18 5 (0.39%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.39%) MATLAB
19 4 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 236 (18.25%) Degree
2 14 (1.08%) PhD
3 6 (0.46%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.39%) ISEB
4 5 (0.39%) PMP
5 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.15%) MBA
5 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.077%) MCITP
6 1 (0.077%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.077%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.077%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.40%) QA
2 10 (0.77%) SLA
3 8 (0.62%) EMIR
4 7 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.23%) MiFID
6 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.15%) COREP
7 1 (0.077%) FINREP
7 1 (0.077%) UCITS
7 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.077%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.15%) XenApp
3 1 (0.077%) vSphere
3 1 (0.077%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.077%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.31%) Control-M
3 3 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.077%) Ansible
5 1 (0.077%) Foglight
5 1 (0.077%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.077%) SCOM
5 1 (0.077%) Puppet
5 1 (0.077%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.077%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.077%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 131 (10.13%) Oracle
2 86 (6.65%) Sybase
3 68 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 56 (4.33%) thinkFolio
5 55 (4.25%) Bloomberg
6 49 (3.79%) Fidessa
7 45 (3.48%) Charles River
8 32 (2.47%) TIBCO
9 25 (1.93%) Calypso
10 23 (1.78%) Murex
11 22 (1.70%) ION Trading
12 20 (1.55%) Reuters
13 16 (1.24%) Wall Street Systems
14 15 (1.16%) SimCorp
15 14 (1.08%) Business Objects
16 12 (0.93%) Citrix
16 12 (0.93%) 29West
17 11 (0.85%) FactSet
18 8 (0.62%) MarketAxess
18 8 (0.62%) SAP
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LEXSTRA
Salary: £90000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 46 minutes ago
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Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Cash allowances + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Aston Carter
Salary: £40 - £50 per annum + Bonus
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Aston Carter
Salary: £100000 - £140000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Digital Gurus
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum £45k to £65k + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45 - £50 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical
Posted: Yesterday
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Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Unspecified + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Hatstand Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS,LIFE INSURANCE,PENSION
Posted: 2 days ago
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Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
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Red10
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago