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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 43 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 599 930 1072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 5.20% 7.86% 8.51%
As % of the General category 9.00% 12.91% 13.76%
Number of salaries quoted 536 820 1021
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £44,900 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £96,250 £97,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +2.77%
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
6653 7203 7788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 57.77% 60.91% 61.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5485 6360 7141
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 594 (45.34%) Finance
2 537 (40.99%) SQL
3 525 (40.08%) Java
4 497 (37.94%) Banking
5 333 (25.42%) UNIX
6 323 (24.66%) Investment Banking
7 300 (22.90%) C#
8 278 (21.22%) Equities
9 273 (20.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 267 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
11 256 (19.54%) Multithreading
12 244 (18.63%) Derivative
13 237 (18.09%) Degree
14 228 (17.40%) Fixed Income
15 218 (16.64%) Linux
15 218 (16.64%) Low Latency
16 197 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
17 170 (12.98%) SQL Server
18 162 (12.37%) Computer Science
19 158 (12.06%) C++
20 152 (11.60%) .NET
21 142 (10.84%) OO
22 137 (10.46%) Asset Management
23 133 (10.15%) Oracle
24 127 (9.69%) Windows
25 126 (9.62%) Python
26 122 (9.31%) Electronic Trading
27 104 (7.94%) WPF
28 103 (7.86%) VBA
29 99 (7.56%) Mathematics

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (1.22%) GemFire
3 14 (1.07%) TIBCO EMS
4 8 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (0.53%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.23%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.23%) GroupWise
7 3 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.15%) CMS
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.15%) Jetty
8 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.15%) IIS
8 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.076%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.076%) MQSeries
Applications
1 54 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.76%) MS Office
3 8 (0.61%) MS Project
4 7 (0.53%) LaTeX
5 6 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (1.68%) LatentZero
1 22 (1.68%) Markit EDM
2 13 (0.99%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.84%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (0.61%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.61%) RMDS
5 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.46%) Endur
6 6 (0.46%) Summit
7 4 (0.31%) LongView
8 3 (0.23%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.23%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.15%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.15%) Minerva
9 2 (0.15%) Kondor+
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.076%) Eikon
10 1 (0.076%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 1 (0.076%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.69%) FTP
2 6 (0.46%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.46%) Firewall
3 5 (0.38%) Internet
4 4 (0.31%) HTTP
5 2 (0.15%) SAN
5 2 (0.15%) Intranet
6 1 (0.076%) DNS
6 1 (0.076%) SSL
6 1 (0.076%) LDAP
6 1 (0.076%) VoIP
6 1 (0.076%) DHCP
6 1 (0.076%) MPLS
6 1 (0.076%) BGP
6 1 (0.076%) H.323
6 1 (0.076%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 38 (2.90%) KDB
5 31 (2.37%) Big Data
6 29 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.15%) QlikView
10 14 (1.07%) Hadoop
11 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.61%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.53%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.53%) Impala
13 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.46%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.38%) OLAP
16 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (1.37%) Subversion
1 18 (1.37%) Maven
2 13 (0.99%) JUnit
2 13 (0.99%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.92%) JIRA
4 10 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.69%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.69%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.69%) Eclipse
6 8 (0.61%) Selenium
7 7 (0.53%) WebDriver
7 7 (0.53%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 6 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (0.46%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.46%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (0.38%) Ant
9 5 (0.38%) Mockito
10 4 (0.31%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.23%) NUnit
General
1 594 (45.34%) Finance
2 497 (37.94%) Banking
3 323 (24.66%) Investment Banking
4 77 (5.88%) Back Office
5 38 (2.90%) Legal
6 21 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.15%) Retail
8 13 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.69%) Marketing
10 8 (0.61%) Games
11 7 (0.53%) Advertising
12 5 (0.38%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.31%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
14 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.076%) French Language
15 1 (0.076%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.076%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 679 (51.83%) Developer
2 329 (25.11%) Java Developer
3 292 (22.29%) Analyst
4 169 (12.90%) Applications Support
5 119 (9.08%) Support Analyst
5 119 (9.08%) C# Developer
6 115 (8.78%) Business Analyst
7 97 (7.40%) Front Office Developer
8 67 (5.11%) Applications Support Analyst
9 52 (3.97%) Senior Developer
10 47 (3.59%) C++ Developer
11 35 (2.67%) Junior
12 33 (2.52%) WPF Developer
13 32 (2.44%) Project Manager
13 32 (2.44%) Team Leader
14 30 (2.29%) SQL Developer
14 30 (2.29%) .NET Developer
15 29 (2.21%) Senior Java Developer
16 28 (2.14%) Python Developer
17 25 (1.91%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (11.60%) .NET
2 104 (7.94%) WPF
3 75 (5.73%) Spring
4 65 (4.96%) FIX Protocol
5 61 (4.66%) WCF
6 52 (3.97%) HTML
7 47 (3.59%) XML
8 38 (2.90%) Hibernate
9 33 (2.52%) Middleware
10 27 (2.06%) WinForms
10 27 (2.06%) HTML5
11 26 (1.98%) ASP.NET
12 21 (1.60%) .NET Framework
13 20 (1.53%) STL
14 18 (1.37%) Web Services
15 17 (1.30%) JMS
16 16 (1.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 16 (1.22%) Rendezvous
17 14 (1.07%) CSS
18 12 (0.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 278 (21.22%) Equities
2 273 (20.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 244 (18.63%) Derivative
4 228 (17.40%) Fixed Income
5 197 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
6 162 (12.37%) Computer Science
7 99 (7.56%) Mathematics
8 96 (7.33%) Hedge funds
9 64 (4.89%) Equity Derivative
10 42 (3.21%) Credit Risk
11 35 (2.67%) Market Risk
12 34 (2.60%) Physics
13 31 (2.37%) Open Source
14 22 (1.68%) N-Tier
15 20 (1.53%) Client/Server
16 16 (1.22%) Reference Data
17 14 (1.07%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 14 (1.07%) Credit Derivative
18 12 (0.92%) Grid Computing
19 11 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 333 (25.42%) UNIX
2 218 (16.64%) Linux
3 127 (9.69%) Windows
4 16 (1.22%) Solaris
4 16 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.23%) AIX
5 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.076%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (19.54%) Multithreading
3 218 (16.64%) Low Latency
4 142 (10.84%) OO
5 137 (10.46%) Asset Management
6 122 (9.31%) Electronic Trading
7 89 (6.79%) Investment Management
7 89 (6.79%) TDD
8 84 (6.41%) Risk Management
9 81 (6.18%) Business Analysis
10 70 (5.34%) Analytics
11 67 (5.11%) Project Management
12 64 (4.89%) Algorithmic Trading
13 58 (4.43%) Mentoring
14 43 (3.28%) Fund Management
15 42 (3.21%) E-Commerce
16 39 (2.98%) Unit Testing
16 39 (2.98%) Data Management
17 38 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (2.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 537 (40.99%) SQL
2 525 (40.08%) Java
3 300 (22.90%) C#
4 158 (12.06%) C++
5 126 (9.62%) Python
6 103 (7.86%) VBA
7 78 (5.95%) Perl
8 41 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 37 (2.82%) JavaScript
10 35 (2.67%) T-SQL
11 28 (2.14%) C
12 22 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.37%) VB
14 16 (1.22%) Scala
15 14 (1.07%) R
16 13 (0.99%) Ruby
17 9 (0.69%) Clojure
18 5 (0.38%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.38%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 237 (18.09%) Degree
2 14 (1.07%) PhD
3 6 (0.46%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.38%) ISEB
4 5 (0.38%) 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 (0.076%) MCITP
6 1 (0.076%) CFA
6 1 (0.076%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.076%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.076%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.51%) QA
2 10 (0.76%) SLA
2 10 (0.76%) EMIR
3 8 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.15%) COREP
5 1 (0.076%) FINREP
5 1 (0.076%) UCITS
5 1 (0.076%) MiFID
5 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.15%) XenApp
3 1 (0.076%) vSphere
3 1 (0.076%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.076%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.076%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.31%) Control-M
2 4 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.076%) Nagios
4 1 (0.076%) Foglight
4 1 (0.076%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.076%) SCOM
4 1 (0.076%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.076%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.076%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.076%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 133 (10.15%) Oracle
2 87 (6.64%) Sybase
3 70 (5.34%) Microsoft
4 57 (4.35%) Bloomberg
4 57 (4.35%) thinkFolio
5 51 (3.89%) Fidessa
6 47 (3.59%) Charles River
7 33 (2.52%) TIBCO
8 23 (1.76%) Calypso
9 21 (1.60%) Murex
9 21 (1.60%) Reuters
9 21 (1.60%) ION Trading
10 14 (1.07%) 29West
11 13 (0.99%) Wall Street Systems
11 13 (0.99%) SimCorp
11 13 (0.99%) Business Objects
12 11 (0.84%) Citrix
12 11 (0.84%) FactSet
13 10 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.69%) SAP
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
RBW Consulting
Salary: Unspecified (Negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + uncapped bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Market leading bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £5000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago