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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 29 42 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 604 630 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 6.20% 5.37% 8.20%
As % of the General category 10.20% 9.20% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 528 562 854
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,050 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-12.22% -
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
5919 6848 7269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 60.73% 58.37% 61.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5044 5619 6450
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 31 August 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 31 August 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.

1 483 (45.74%) Finance
2 352 (33.33%) Banking
3 346 (32.77%) SQL
4 319 (30.21%) Java
5 296 (28.03%) C#
6 266 (25.19%) Derivative
7 231 (21.88%) Investment Banking
8 224 (21.21%) Equities
9 198 (18.75%) Fixed Income
10 194 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
11 176 (16.67%) UNIX
12 164 (15.53%) Asset Management
13 161 (15.25%) .NET
14 156 (14.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 152 (14.39%) SQL Server
15 152 (14.39%) Linux
16 148 (14.02%) Degree
17 145 (13.73%) Multithreading
18 132 (12.50%) C++
19 125 (11.84%) Python
20 121 (11.46%) Investment Management
20 121 (11.46%) Computer Science
21 119 (11.27%) WPF
22 113 (10.70%) Back Office
23 107 (10.13%) Windows
24 103 (9.75%) Oracle
25 98 (9.28%) Low Latency
26 85 (8.05%) Electronic Trading
27 83 (7.86%) TDD
27 83 (7.86%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 7 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (0.57%) Confluence
2 6 (0.57%) Apache Pig
3 5 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.38%) Lync
4 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.38%) Node.js
5 3 (0.28%) MTS
5 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.19%) IIS
6 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.095%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.095%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.095%) Apache
Applications
1 35 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.85%) MS Office
2 9 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.095%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 58 (5.49%) thinkFolio
2 19 (1.80%) Markit EDM
3 16 (1.52%) SimCorp Dimension
4 10 (0.95%) LatentZero
5 8 (0.76%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.57%) Capstone
7 5 (0.47%) Algo Collateral
8 4 (0.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 4 (0.38%) HiInvest
8 4 (0.38%) Decalog
8 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.28%) Kondor+
9 3 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
10 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.095%) Summit
11 1 (0.095%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.28%) SaaS
2 2 (0.19%) 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 18 (1.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.38%) VPN
2 4 (0.38%) Intranet
3 3 (0.28%) FTP
4 2 (0.19%) SAN
4 2 (0.19%) Firewall
5 1 (0.095%) DNS
5 1 (0.095%) LAN
5 1 (0.095%) VoIP
5 1 (0.095%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 41 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 29 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 20 (1.89%) KDB
8 20 (1.89%) Big Data
9 19 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.85%) QlikView
15 8 (0.76%) Redis
15 8 (0.76%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
17 5 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 28 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.61%) NUnit
4 15 (1.42%) Maven
5 14 (1.33%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.23%) SpecFlow
7 12 (1.14%) Cucumber
7 12 (1.14%) FitNesse
7 12 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
8 11 (1.04%) Selenium
9 10 (0.95%) Moq
10 9 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.85%) JUnit
11 8 (0.76%) Subversion
12 7 (0.66%) JIRA
12 7 (0.66%) Git (software)
13 4 (0.38%) Gradle
14 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 1 (0.095%) SonarQube
15 1 (0.095%) Mercurial
General
1 483 (45.74%) Finance
2 352 (33.33%) Banking
3 231 (21.88%) Investment Banking
4 113 (10.70%) Back Office
5 47 (4.45%) Retail
6 33 (3.13%) Financial Institution
7 30 (2.84%) Legal
8 20 (1.89%) Retail Banking
9 7 (0.66%) Marketing
10 5 (0.47%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.095%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.095%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.095%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 538 (50.95%) Developer
2 278 (26.33%) Analyst
3 172 (16.29%) Java Developer
4 158 (14.96%) C# Developer
5 105 (9.94%) Applications Support
6 103 (9.75%) Business Analyst
7 100 (9.47%) Support Analyst
8 84 (7.95%) Senior Developer
9 54 (5.11%) C++ Developer
10 51 (4.83%) Front Office Developer
11 42 (3.98%) Applications Support Analyst
12 41 (3.88%) Python Developer
13 39 (3.69%) Senior C# Developer
14 38 (3.60%) Quantitative Developer
15 33 (3.13%) Project Manager
16 32 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
17 31 (2.94%) Excel Developer
17 31 (2.94%) RAD Developer
18 30 (2.84%) Excel VBA Developer
18 30 (2.84%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (15.25%) .NET
2 119 (11.27%) WPF
3 74 (7.01%) FIX Protocol
4 58 (5.49%) Spring
5 56 (5.30%) XML
6 46 (4.36%) WCF
7 44 (4.17%) WinForms
8 37 (3.50%) STL
9 36 (3.41%) ASP.NET
10 29 (2.75%) HTML
11 24 (2.27%) REST
12 23 (2.18%) Web Services
13 22 (2.08%) AngularJS
14 21 (1.99%) HTML5
15 20 (1.89%) Middleware
16 19 (1.80%) .NET Framework
16 19 (1.80%) Entity Framework
17 17 (1.61%) Hibernate
18 16 (1.52%) SOAP
19 15 (1.42%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 266 (25.19%) Derivative
2 224 (21.21%) Equities
3 198 (18.75%) Fixed Income
4 156 (14.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 121 (11.46%) Computer Science
6 83 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
7 71 (6.72%) Mathematics
8 58 (5.49%) Hedge funds
9 55 (5.21%) Equity Derivative
10 40 (3.79%) Algorithms
11 39 (3.69%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.89%) Market Risk
13 18 (1.70%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.61%) Blackberry
15 15 (1.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 14 (1.33%) Management Information System
16 14 (1.33%) Physics
17 13 (1.23%) Credit Risk
18 10 (0.95%) User Experience
19 9 (0.85%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 176 (16.67%) UNIX
2 152 (14.39%) Linux
3 107 (10.13%) Windows
4 20 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.85%) 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 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (15.53%) Asset Management
3 145 (13.73%) Multithreading
4 121 (11.46%) Investment Management
5 98 (9.28%) Low Latency
6 85 (8.05%) Electronic Trading
7 83 (7.86%) TDD
8 79 (7.48%) Business Analysis
9 77 (7.29%) Risk Management
10 74 (7.01%) Analytics
11 73 (6.91%) OO
12 64 (6.06%) SDLC
13 60 (5.68%) Project Management
14 58 (5.49%) Portfolio Management
15 47 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (4.17%) Data Management
17 41 (3.88%) Migration
18 40 (3.79%) Algorithmic Trading
19 39 (3.69%) RAD
20 38 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 346 (32.77%) SQL
2 319 (30.21%) Java
3 296 (28.03%) C#
4 132 (12.50%) C++
5 125 (11.84%) Python
6 82 (7.77%) VBA
7 62 (5.87%) Perl
8 44 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 39 (3.69%) T-SQL
10 31 (2.94%) JavaScript
11 27 (2.56%) Scala
12 22 (2.08%) C
13 17 (1.61%) VB
14 10 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.66%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.57%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.47%) Ruby
17 5 (0.47%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.47%) R
17 5 (0.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 148 (14.02%) Degree
2 16 (1.52%) PMI Certification
3 15 (1.42%) PMP
4 14 (1.33%) MCP
4 14 (1.33%) MCSE
4 14 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.14%) PhD
6 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.57%) CFA
7 3 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.095%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.095%) CCNA
8 1 (0.095%) CISA
8 1 (0.095%) MBA
8 1 (0.095%) IIBA
8 1 (0.095%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.26%) QA
2 20 (1.89%) Solvency II
3 16 (1.52%) MiFID
4 9 (0.85%) EMIR
5 8 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.66%) SLA
7 6 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.47%) Basel III
8 5 (0.47%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.28%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.095%) UCITS
System Software
1 19 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.28%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.095%) Docker
5 1 (0.095%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.28%) Control-M
3 3 (0.28%) WSUS
4 1 (0.095%) SCCM
4 1 (0.095%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.095%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.095%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 103 (9.75%) Oracle
2 63 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 41 (3.88%) Sybase
4 37 (3.50%) Bloomberg
5 36 (3.41%) Charles River
6 29 (2.75%) TIBCO
7 28 (2.65%) Fidessa
8 26 (2.46%) SimCorp
9 20 (1.89%) Sun
9 20 (1.89%) Murex
10 16 (1.52%) Reuters
10 16 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 9 (0.85%) Tradeweb
11 9 (0.85%) Citrix
12 8 (0.76%) SunGard
12 8 (0.76%) HP
13 7 (0.66%) StatPro
13 7 (0.66%) VMware
13 7 (0.66%) Portware
14 6 (0.57%) BI-SAM
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