The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 79 101 76
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 19 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.44% 0.64% 1.13%
As % of the General category 2.66% 1.41% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 4
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.39%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +16.66%
Front Office
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
715 707 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 54.00% 44.95% 53.67%
Number of salaries quoted 420 438 282
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Front Office across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Front Office
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front Office across the Edinburgh region.

Front Office Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Front Office
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front Office across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Front Office Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 12 (48.00%) Investment Management
3 11 (44.00%) Asset Management
4 10 (40.00%) Fund Management
4 10 (40.00%) Charles River
5 9 (36.00%) Markit EDM
6 8 (32.00%) Systems Analysis
6 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (28.00%) Equities
8 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (20.00%) Fixed Income
9 5 (20.00%) Project Management
9 5 (20.00%) HiPortfolio
10 4 (16.00%) C#
10 4 (16.00%) Derivative
10 4 (16.00%) thinkFolio
10 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
11 3 (12.00%) OO
11 3 (12.00%) SQL
11 3 (12.00%) VBA
11 3 (12.00%) ETL
11 3 (12.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (12.00%) FINCAD Analytics
11 3 (12.00%) F#
11 3 (12.00%) LatentZero
12 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
12 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (8.00%) Fund Accounting
12 2 (8.00%) SDLC

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Markit EDM
2 5 (20.00%) HiPortfolio
3 4 (16.00%) thinkFolio
4 3 (12.00%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (12.00%) LatentZero
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Quantitative Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Solutions Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Change Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Quantitative Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Equities
2 5 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 4 (16.00%) Derivative
4 3 (12.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (8.00%) Exotic Derivative
5 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.00%) iPad
6 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Investment Management
2 11 (44.00%) Asset Management
3 10 (40.00%) Fund Management
4 8 (32.00%) Systems Analysis
4 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.00%) OO
8 3 (12.00%) ETL
9 2 (8.00%) Validation
9 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
9 2 (8.00%) Data Management
9 2 (8.00%) Fund Accounting
9 2 (8.00%) SDLC
10 1 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
10 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
10 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) VBA
2 3 (12.00%) F#
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Postgraduate
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Charles River
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Fidessa