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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 55 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 448 672 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.31% 6.47% 7.35%
As % of the General category 7.56% 11.06% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 409 546 740
Average salary £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,300 £43,250 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -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
5927 6077 6366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 56.97% 58.51% 58.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5000 5118 5725
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

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 February 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 February 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.

1 432 (43.64%) Finance
2 412 (41.62%) Banking
3 333 (33.64%) SQL
4 329 (33.23%) Java
5 306 (30.91%) Investment Banking
6 230 (23.23%) C#
7 224 (22.63%) Fixed Income
8 202 (20.40%) Derivative
9 175 (17.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 170 (17.17%) UNIX
11 165 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 150 (15.15%) Equities
13 148 (14.95%) Asset Management
14 146 (14.75%) Multithreading
15 132 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
16 123 (12.42%) Low Latency
17 118 (11.92%) Linux
18 116 (11.72%) .NET
19 112 (11.31%) C++
19 112 (11.31%) Windows
19 112 (11.31%) Degree
20 106 (10.71%) VBA
21 105 (10.61%) OO
22 97 (9.80%) SQL Server
23 96 (9.70%) Microsoft
23 96 (9.70%) Back Office
24 90 (9.09%) Computer Science
25 84 (8.48%) Risk Management
26 82 (8.28%) Python
27 77 (7.78%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (1.62%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (1.52%) JBoss
3 14 (1.41%) TIBCO EMS
4 12 (1.21%) GemFire
5 8 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.71%) IIS
7 6 (0.61%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.51%) Confluence
9 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.40%) Node.js
9 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.30%) Apache
10 3 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.20%) Documentum
11 2 (0.20%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 57 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.11%) MS Office
3 6 (0.61%) LaTeX
4 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (3.33%) thinkFolio
2 19 (1.92%) LatentZero
3 8 (0.81%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.71%) Endur
4 7 (0.71%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.61%) LongView
5 6 (0.61%) RMDS
6 5 (0.51%) Front Arena
6 5 (0.51%) TIBCO iProcess
6 5 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.40%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.30%) Capstone
8 3 (0.30%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 2 (0.20%) Summit
9 2 (0.20%) Findur
9 2 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.20%) 3000 Xtra
10 1 (0.10%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.30%) SaaS
2 2 (0.20%) Force.com
3 1 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.51%) TCP/IP
1 5 (0.51%) Network Security
2 4 (0.40%) Firewall
2 4 (0.40%) Internet
3 3 (0.30%) LAN
4 2 (0.20%) WAN
4 2 (0.20%) FTP
4 2 (0.20%) Extranet
4 2 (0.20%) SAN
4 2 (0.20%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.10%) MPLS
5 1 (0.10%) BGP
5 1 (0.10%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.10%) HTTP
5 1 (0.10%) DHCP
5 1 (0.10%) Wireless
5 1 (0.10%) DNS
5 1 (0.10%) SSL
5 1 (0.10%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.10%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.26%) Relational Database
3 31 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 25 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (1.92%) QlikView
6 18 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.21%) Big Data
8 12 (1.21%) KDB
8 12 (1.21%) DB2
9 11 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.71%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.61%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.61%) Data Mart
14 4 (0.40%) DB2 UDB
15 3 (0.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (1.92%) Maven
2 13 (1.31%) Subversion
3 9 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.91%) JIRA
4 8 (0.81%) MSTest
5 6 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.61%) WebDriver
5 6 (0.61%) Selenium
5 6 (0.61%) Ant
5 6 (0.61%) JUnit
6 5 (0.51%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.51%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.51%) Hudson
7 4 (0.40%) JBehave
7 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.30%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.30%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.20%) jMock
General
1 432 (43.64%) Finance
2 412 (41.62%) Banking
3 306 (30.91%) Investment Banking
4 96 (9.70%) Back Office
5 54 (5.45%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.52%) Retail
7 11 (1.11%) Legal
7 11 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.81%) Marketing
9 5 (0.51%) Games
9 5 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Advertising
11 2 (0.20%) French Language
11 2 (0.20%) German Language
11 2 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.10%) Law
12 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 504 (50.91%) Developer
2 278 (28.08%) Analyst
3 217 (21.92%) Java Developer
4 150 (15.15%) Support Analyst
5 111 (11.21%) C# Developer
6 106 (10.71%) Applications Support
7 89 (8.99%) Business Analyst
8 68 (6.87%) Front Office Developer
9 58 (5.86%) Applications Support Analyst
10 44 (4.44%) Desktop Support
11 37 (3.74%) Team Leader
12 36 (3.64%) C++ Developer
12 36 (3.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 36 (3.64%) Senior Developer
12 36 (3.64%) Desktop Analyst
13 31 (3.13%) Quantitative Developer
13 31 (3.13%) Excel Developer
14 28 (2.83%) Programmer
15 26 (2.63%) Project Manager
16 24 (2.42%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (11.72%) .NET
2 69 (6.97%) Spring
3 65 (6.57%) WPF
4 53 (5.35%) FIX Protocol
5 30 (3.03%) Hibernate
6 29 (2.93%) WCF
7 28 (2.83%) WinForms
7 28 (2.83%) XML
8 26 (2.63%) JMS
9 24 (2.42%) Middleware
9 24 (2.42%) ASP.NET
10 17 (1.72%) HTML
11 16 (1.62%) Swing
12 14 (1.41%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.11%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 9 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
16 8 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 8 (0.81%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 224 (22.63%) Fixed Income
2 202 (20.40%) Derivative
3 175 (17.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 150 (15.15%) Equities
5 132 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 90 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 61 (6.16%) Equity Derivative
8 46 (4.65%) Hedge funds
9 42 (4.24%) Blackberry
10 38 (3.84%) Mathematics
11 25 (2.53%) Credit Risk
12 22 (2.22%) Market Risk
13 19 (1.92%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.92%) Visualisation
14 16 (1.62%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.62%) Credit Derivative
15 12 (1.21%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.21%) Data Integration
16 11 (1.11%) N-Tier
17 9 (0.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 170 (17.17%) UNIX
2 118 (11.92%) Linux
3 112 (11.31%) Windows
4 56 (5.66%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.61%) Solaris
8 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.10%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (14.95%) Asset Management
3 146 (14.75%) Multithreading
4 123 (12.42%) Low Latency
5 105 (10.61%) OO
6 84 (8.48%) Risk Management
7 77 (7.78%) TDD
8 75 (7.58%) Algorithmic Trading
9 70 (7.07%) ITIL
10 66 (6.67%) Investment Management
11 62 (6.26%) Electronic Trading
12 60 (6.06%) Analytics
13 58 (5.86%) Business Analysis
14 41 (4.14%) Service Management
15 38 (3.84%) OOD
16 37 (3.74%) Service Delivery
17 36 (3.64%) Project Management
18 35 (3.54%) Business Continuity
19 34 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
20 33 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 333 (33.64%) SQL
2 329 (33.23%) Java
3 230 (23.23%) C#
4 112 (11.31%) C++
5 106 (10.71%) VBA
6 82 (8.28%) Python
7 46 (4.65%) Perl
8 29 (2.93%) JavaScript
9 27 (2.73%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.52%) VB
11 14 (1.41%) R
12 12 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 12 (1.21%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.11%) C
13 11 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.01%) Scala
14 10 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.71%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.51%) Ruby
16 5 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 112 (11.31%) Degree
2 35 (3.54%) MCP
2 35 (3.54%) MCSE
2 35 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.11%) PhD
4 6 (0.61%) VCP4
5 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.40%) PMP
7 3 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.20%) ACCA
8 2 (0.20%) MBA
8 2 (0.20%) CFA
9 1 (0.10%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.10%) CCNP
9 1 (0.10%) CCNA
9 1 (0.10%) ISEB
9 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.72%) QA
2 10 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.81%) Basel III
4 7 (0.71%) EMIR
5 5 (0.51%) CRD IV
5 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.51%) SLA
6 3 (0.30%) Basel II
6 3 (0.30%) MiFID
6 3 (0.30%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.10%) FATCA
8 1 (0.10%) COREP
System Software
1 51 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.40%) XenApp
3 1 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.10%) GridGain
3 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.10%) Control-M
1 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.10%) SCCM
1 1 (0.10%) Puppet
1 1 (0.10%) AppDNA
1 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.10%) Ansible
Vendors
1 96 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 71 (7.17%) Oracle
3 49 (4.95%) Sybase
4 42 (4.24%) TIBCO
5 39 (3.94%) Bloomberg
6 38 (3.84%) Charles River
7 33 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 24 (2.42%) Murex
9 21 (2.12%) Fidessa
10 19 (1.92%) Reuters
11 18 (1.82%) Calypso
12 15 (1.52%) 29West
13 14 (1.41%) Citrix
14 11 (1.11%) Business Objects
14 11 (1.11%) Tableau
14 11 (1.11%) ION Trading
14 11 (1.11%) SimCorp
14 11 (1.11%) DataSynapse
15 9 (0.91%) Wall Street Systems
15 9 (0.91%) Tradeweb
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +bonus +benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Exceptional Bonus + Benefits
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Strong Bonuses
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80 - £90 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago