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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 50 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 503 726 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.67% 6.26% 6.57%
As % of the General category 8.35% 10.85% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 455 627 715
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +6.74%
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
6026 6694 6723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 55.97% 57.76% 58.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5237 5786 6125
Average salary £58,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 502 (45.51%) Finance
2 443 (40.16%) Banking
3 440 (39.89%) SQL
4 398 (36.08%) Java
5 301 (27.29%) Investment Banking
6 262 (23.75%) C#
6 262 (23.75%) UNIX
7 219 (19.85%) Fixed Income
7 219 (19.85%) Derivative
8 205 (18.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 192 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
10 186 (16.86%) Multithreading
11 177 (16.05%) Equities
12 165 (14.96%) Linux
13 147 (13.33%) Asset Management
14 144 (13.06%) C++
14 144 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
15 140 (12.69%) Low Latency
16 135 (12.24%) Degree
17 128 (11.60%) .NET
18 118 (10.70%) Windows
19 116 (10.52%) Python
20 115 (10.43%) OO
20 115 (10.43%) Computer Science
21 114 (10.34%) SQL Server
22 109 (9.88%) VBA
23 106 (9.61%) Oracle
24 99 (8.98%) Back Office
25 95 (8.61%) Spring
26 93 (8.43%) Electronic Trading

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (1.54%) JBoss
2 17 (1.54%) GemFire
3 14 (1.27%) TIBCO EMS
4 8 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.63%) IIS
5 7 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.45%) Confluence
8 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.36%) GroupWise
8 4 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.36%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (0.27%) Apache
9 3 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.18%) CMS
10 2 (0.18%) Documentum
10 2 (0.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 51 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.91%) MS Office
3 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.45%) MS Project
4 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.45%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.091%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (1.09%) LatentZero
1 12 (1.09%) SimCorp Dimension
2 11 (1.00%) ION MarketView
2 11 (1.00%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.63%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.45%) Endur
5 5 (0.45%) RMDS
6 4 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.36%) Summit
6 4 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.27%) Front Arena
7 3 (0.27%) LongView
7 3 (0.27%) Capstone
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.18%) Eikon
9 1 (0.091%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.091%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 1 (0.091%) Global One
9 1 (0.091%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.091%) GitHub
2 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.091%) Force.com
2 1 (0.091%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.73%) Internet
2 5 (0.45%) FTP
2 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.27%) LAN
3 3 (0.27%) Firewall
4 2 (0.18%) Intranet
4 2 (0.18%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (0.18%) Extranet
4 2 (0.18%) MPLS
4 2 (0.18%) Network Security
5 1 (0.091%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.091%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.091%) Multicast
5 1 (0.091%) BGP
5 1 (0.091%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.091%) H.323
5 1 (0.091%) VoIP
5 1 (0.091%) DHCP
5 1 (0.091%) HTTP
5 1 (0.091%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 61 (5.53%) Relational Database
3 27 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (2.27%) Big Data
6 24 (2.18%) RDBMS
7 20 (1.81%) QlikView
8 19 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (1.45%) KDB
10 15 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.09%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.00%) DB2
13 11 (1.00%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.45%) Impala
15 5 (0.45%) MongoDB
16 3 (0.27%) OLAP
16 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (1.90%) Subversion
2 20 (1.81%) Maven
3 11 (1.00%) JIRA
4 9 (0.82%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.73%) Selenium
5 8 (0.73%) Ant
5 8 (0.73%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.73%) WebDriver
6 6 (0.54%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.54%) JUnit
6 6 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.45%) jMock
7 5 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.45%) Hudson
7 5 (0.45%) Hamcrest
7 5 (0.45%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (0.27%) MSTest
9 3 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 502 (45.51%) Finance
2 443 (40.16%) Banking
3 301 (27.29%) Investment Banking
4 99 (8.98%) Back Office
5 27 (2.45%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.36%) Retail
7 13 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.09%) Legal
9 10 (0.91%) Marketing
10 9 (0.82%) Games
11 7 (0.63%) Advertising
12 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) German Language
15 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.091%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.091%) Law
Job Titles
1 575 (52.13%) Developer
2 258 (23.39%) Analyst
3 254 (23.03%) Java Developer
4 136 (12.33%) Applications Support
5 124 (11.24%) Support Analyst
6 110 (9.97%) C# Developer
7 90 (8.16%) Business Analyst
8 83 (7.52%) Front Office Developer
9 58 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
10 45 (4.08%) Senior Developer
10 45 (4.08%) Team Leader
11 43 (3.90%) C++ Developer
12 33 (2.99%) Programmer
13 32 (2.90%) Python Developer
14 28 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
15 27 (2.45%) Project Manager
16 26 (2.36%) Excel Developer
17 25 (2.27%) WPF Developer
17 25 (2.27%) Junior
17 25 (2.27%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (11.60%) .NET
2 95 (8.61%) Spring
3 84 (7.62%) FIX Protocol
4 79 (7.16%) WPF
5 43 (3.90%) Hibernate
6 37 (3.35%) WCF
7 32 (2.90%) Middleware
8 31 (2.81%) HTML
9 30 (2.72%) WinForms
10 29 (2.63%) XML
11 26 (2.36%) ASP.NET
12 25 (2.27%) JMS
13 19 (1.72%) STL
14 17 (1.54%) HTML5
15 15 (1.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 15 (1.36%) Swing
16 12 (1.09%) .NET Framework
16 12 (1.09%) CSS
17 10 (0.91%) J2EE
17 10 (0.91%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 219 (19.85%) Fixed Income
1 219 (19.85%) Derivative
2 205 (18.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 177 (16.05%) Equities
4 144 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
5 115 (10.43%) Computer Science
6 63 (5.71%) Equity Derivative
7 60 (5.44%) Hedge funds
8 46 (4.17%) Mathematics
9 33 (2.99%) Algorithms
10 31 (2.81%) Market Risk
11 27 (2.45%) Credit Risk
12 24 (2.18%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.63%) Visualisation
14 16 (1.45%) Open Source
15 13 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
15 13 (1.18%) Client/Server
15 13 (1.18%) N-Tier
16 12 (1.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 12 (1.09%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 262 (23.75%) UNIX
2 165 (14.96%) Linux
3 118 (10.70%) Windows
4 27 (2.45%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.73%) Solaris
7 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.091%) AIX
8 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (16.86%) Multithreading
3 147 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 140 (12.69%) Low Latency
5 115 (10.43%) OO
6 93 (8.43%) Electronic Trading
7 86 (7.80%) TDD
8 85 (7.71%) Risk Management
9 73 (6.62%) Investment Management
10 64 (5.80%) Algorithmic Trading
10 64 (5.80%) Analytics
11 54 (4.90%) Business Analysis
12 38 (3.45%) Project Management
13 37 (3.35%) ITIL
13 37 (3.35%) Fund Management
13 37 (3.35%) Unit Testing
14 36 (3.26%) RAD
15 35 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
16 34 (3.08%) Scrum
16 34 (3.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 440 (39.89%) SQL
2 398 (36.08%) Java
3 262 (23.75%) C#
4 144 (13.06%) C++
5 116 (10.52%) Python
6 109 (9.88%) VBA
7 61 (5.53%) Perl
8 38 (3.45%) JavaScript
9 36 (3.26%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.45%) VB
11 16 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.27%) C
13 13 (1.18%) Scala
13 13 (1.18%) R
14 9 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.73%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.73%) Ruby
16 6 (0.54%) MATLAB
16 6 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 135 (12.24%) Degree
2 9 (0.82%) PhD
3 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.36%) MCP
4 4 (0.36%) MCSE
4 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.27%) ISEB
6 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.18%) PMP
6 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.18%) ACCA
6 2 (0.18%) MBA
6 2 (0.18%) CCNA
7 1 (0.091%) CFA
7 1 (0.091%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.091%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.63%) QA
2 10 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.73%) EMIR
4 7 (0.63%) Basel III
5 5 (0.45%) SLA
5 5 (0.45%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.27%) MiFID
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.18%) Basel II
8 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.091%) FATCA
8 1 (0.091%) COREP
System Software
1 19 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.36%) XenApp
3 2 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.091%) GridGain
4 1 (0.091%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.27%) Control-M
3 1 (0.091%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.091%) SCCM
3 1 (0.091%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.091%) Puppet
3 1 (0.091%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.091%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.091%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.091%) Ansible
Vendors
1 106 (9.61%) Oracle
2 69 (6.26%) Sybase
3 68 (6.17%) Microsoft
4 53 (4.81%) Bloomberg
5 46 (4.17%) Charles River
6 43 (3.90%) thinkFolio
7 35 (3.17%) TIBCO
8 31 (2.81%) Fidessa
9 29 (2.63%) Calypso
10 27 (2.45%) Murex
11 19 (1.72%) Reuters
11 19 (1.72%) SimCorp
12 17 (1.54%) Wall Street Systems
13 16 (1.45%) Citrix
14 14 (1.27%) DataSynapse
14 14 (1.27%) ION Trading
15 13 (1.18%) Business Objects
16 11 (1.00%) SAP
17 10 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (0.91%) MarketAxess
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £90000 per annum + Good Bonus Potential + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £80 - £90 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £110k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago