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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 44 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 558 906 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 5.02% 7.45% 7.07%
As % of the General category 8.82% 12.58% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 502 800 811
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,900 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £97,500 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
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
6324 7203 7361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 56.88% 59.21% 61.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5380 6333 6758
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 £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £90,000
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 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 24 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.

1 589 (46.75%) Finance
2 524 (41.59%) SQL
3 487 (38.65%) Banking
4 481 (38.17%) Java
5 321 (25.48%) Investment Banking
6 315 (25.00%) UNIX
7 298 (23.65%) C#
8 248 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
9 247 (19.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 237 (18.81%) Equities
10 237 (18.81%) Derivative
11 229 (18.17%) Multithreading
12 226 (17.94%) Fixed Income
13 222 (17.62%) Degree
14 218 (17.30%) Linux
15 191 (15.16%) Low Latency
16 181 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
17 154 (12.22%) C++
17 154 (12.22%) Computer Science
18 153 (12.14%) SQL Server
19 151 (11.98%) .NET
20 148 (11.75%) Asset Management
21 136 (10.79%) OO
22 135 (10.71%) Oracle
23 126 (10.00%) Windows
24 125 (9.92%) Python
25 110 (8.73%) VBA
26 109 (8.65%) Electronic Trading
27 100 (7.94%) WPF
28 94 (7.46%) Hedge funds

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 31 (2.46%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (1.35%) GemFire
3 11 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
4 7 (0.56%) JBoss
4 7 (0.56%) IBM Notes
5 6 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.40%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.40%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.32%) GroupWise
7 4 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.24%) Apache
8 3 (0.24%) IIS
8 3 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.24%) Jetty
9 2 (0.16%) Confluence
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 51 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.43%) MS Office
3 7 (0.56%) MS Project
3 7 (0.56%) LaTeX
3 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.59%) Markit EDM
2 18 (1.43%) LatentZero
3 14 (1.11%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.79%) SimCorp Dimension
5 7 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.56%) Summit
5 7 (0.56%) RMDS
6 6 (0.48%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.32%) Endur
8 3 (0.24%) Capstone
9 2 (0.16%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.16%) Minerva
9 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.16%) LongView
9 2 (0.16%) Kondor+
9 2 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.079%) 3000 Xtra
10 1 (0.079%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.079%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.079%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.79%) FTP
2 6 (0.48%) Internet
3 5 (0.40%) Firewall
3 5 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.16%) HTTP
4 2 (0.16%) Intranet
4 2 (0.16%) Extranet
5 1 (0.079%) MPLS
5 1 (0.079%) H.323
5 1 (0.079%) Multicast
5 1 (0.079%) VoIP
5 1 (0.079%) DHCP
5 1 (0.079%) DNS
5 1 (0.079%) SSL
5 1 (0.079%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.52%) Relational Database
3 44 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (2.86%) KDB
6 27 (2.14%) Big Data
7 24 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.27%) QlikView
12 12 (0.95%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.87%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.56%) DB2
15 6 (0.48%) Impala
16 5 (0.40%) OLAP
16 5 (0.40%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.40%) MongoDB
16 5 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (1.75%) Subversion
2 19 (1.51%) Maven
3 10 (0.79%) JIRA
3 10 (0.79%) TeamCity
4 9 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.71%) JUnit
4 9 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.63%) Apache Ivy
6 7 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.56%) WebDriver
6 7 (0.56%) Selenium
6 7 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.40%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.40%) jMock
7 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (0.40%) Hamcrest
8 4 (0.32%) CruiseControl
8 4 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 589 (46.75%) Finance
2 487 (38.65%) Banking
3 321 (25.48%) Investment Banking
4 84 (6.67%) Back Office
5 29 (2.30%) Legal
6 20 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.27%) Retail
8 8 (0.63%) Advertising
8 8 (0.63%) Games
8 8 (0.63%) Marketing
9 4 (0.32%) Online Betting
9 4 (0.32%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.079%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.079%) French Language
11 1 (0.079%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 649 (51.51%) Developer
2 301 (23.89%) Java Developer
3 295 (23.41%) Analyst
4 158 (12.54%) Applications Support
5 132 (10.48%) Support Analyst
6 120 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 108 (8.57%) Business Analyst
8 91 (7.22%) Front Office Developer
9 62 (4.92%) Applications Support Analyst
10 49 (3.89%) C++ Developer
10 49 (3.89%) Senior Developer
11 42 (3.33%) Team Leader
12 40 (3.17%) Junior
13 33 (2.62%) WPF Developer
14 29 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
15 28 (2.22%) SQL Developer
16 27 (2.14%) Project Manager
16 27 (2.14%) .NET Developer
17 26 (2.06%) Excel Developer
17 26 (2.06%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (11.98%) .NET
2 100 (7.94%) WPF
3 79 (6.27%) Spring
4 53 (4.21%) FIX Protocol
5 44 (3.49%) HTML
6 43 (3.41%) WCF
7 41 (3.25%) XML
8 35 (2.78%) Hibernate
9 30 (2.38%) Middleware
10 29 (2.30%) WinForms
11 28 (2.22%) ASP.NET
12 26 (2.06%) HTML5
13 21 (1.67%) JMS
14 20 (1.59%) STL
15 19 (1.51%) .NET Framework
16 15 (1.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 15 (1.19%) Web Services
16 15 (1.19%) J2EE
17 13 (1.03%) J2SE
18 12 (0.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 247 (19.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 237 (18.81%) Equities
2 237 (18.81%) Derivative
3 226 (17.94%) Fixed Income
4 181 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (12.22%) Computer Science
6 94 (7.46%) Hedge funds
7 85 (6.75%) Mathematics
7 85 (6.75%) Algorithms
8 64 (5.08%) Equity Derivative
9 55 (4.37%) Data Structures
10 40 (3.17%) Credit Risk
11 39 (3.10%) Market Risk
12 29 (2.30%) Open Source
13 27 (2.14%) Physics
14 18 (1.43%) N-Tier
15 15 (1.19%) Grid Computing
15 15 (1.19%) Reference Data
15 15 (1.19%) Client/Server
16 13 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 315 (25.00%) UNIX
2 218 (17.30%) Linux
3 126 (10.00%) Windows
4 21 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.87%) Solaris
6 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.079%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (18.17%) Multithreading
3 191 (15.16%) Low Latency
4 148 (11.75%) Asset Management
5 136 (10.79%) OO
6 109 (8.65%) Electronic Trading
7 91 (7.22%) Investment Management
8 89 (7.06%) TDD
9 88 (6.98%) Risk Management
10 69 (5.48%) Analytics
11 67 (5.32%) Business Analysis
12 52 (4.13%) Mentoring
13 51 (4.05%) Algorithmic Trading
14 50 (3.97%) Project Management
15 45 (3.57%) Fund Management
16 40 (3.17%) Data Management
16 40 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (2.94%) Software Engineering
18 36 (2.86%) ITIL
18 36 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 524 (41.59%) SQL
2 481 (38.17%) Java
3 298 (23.65%) C#
4 154 (12.22%) C++
5 125 (9.92%) Python
6 110 (8.73%) VBA
7 71 (5.63%) Perl
8 42 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 36 (2.86%) JavaScript
10 30 (2.38%) T-SQL
11 27 (2.14%) C
12 20 (1.59%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.27%) VB
14 15 (1.19%) R
14 15 (1.19%) Scala
15 10 (0.79%) Ruby
16 8 (0.63%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.56%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.48%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 222 (17.62%) Degree
2 13 (1.03%) PhD
3 5 (0.40%) ISEB
4 4 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.16%) MBA
6 2 (0.16%) PMP
6 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.079%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.079%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.079%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.079%) CCNA
7 1 (0.079%) MCP
7 1 (0.079%) MCSE
7 1 (0.079%) MCITP
7 1 (0.079%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.25%) QA
2 8 (0.63%) SLA
2 8 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
3 7 (0.56%) EMIR
4 4 (0.32%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.24%) MiFID
6 2 (0.16%) Basel III
6 2 (0.16%) COREP
7 1 (0.079%) FINREP
7 1 (0.079%) UCITS
7 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.16%) XenApp
3 2 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.079%) GridGain
4 1 (0.079%) vSphere
4 1 (0.079%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.32%) Control-M
3 3 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.079%) Ansible
4 1 (0.079%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.079%) Foglight
4 1 (0.079%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.079%) SCOM
4 1 (0.079%) Puppet
4 1 (0.079%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.079%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.079%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 135 (10.71%) Oracle
2 80 (6.35%) Sybase
3 66 (5.24%) Microsoft
4 55 (4.37%) Bloomberg
4 55 (4.37%) thinkFolio
5 46 (3.65%) Charles River
6 45 (3.57%) Fidessa
7 30 (2.38%) Calypso
8 28 (2.22%) TIBCO
9 26 (2.06%) Murex
10 22 (1.75%) Reuters
11 20 (1.59%) ION Trading
12 18 (1.43%) Wall Street Systems
13 16 (1.27%) Citrix
14 15 (1.19%) SimCorp
15 14 (1.11%) Business Objects
16 10 (0.79%) DataSynapse
16 10 (0.79%) MarketAxess
17 9 (0.71%) 29West
18 8 (0.63%) Tradeweb
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Front Office Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Package & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sure Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago