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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 88 97 84
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 11 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.81% 0.66% 0.55%
As % of the General category 1.51% 1.42% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 1
Average salary £47,500 £43,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
729 703 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 53.56% 46.28% 50.46%
Number of salaries quoted 390 461 303
Average salary £46,750 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.88% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 30 March 2015.

Front Office Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Asset Management
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Derivative
4 4 (26.67%) Investment Management
4 4 (26.67%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) VBA
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) OO
5 3 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (20.00%) Equities
5 3 (20.00%) F#
5 3 (20.00%) FINCAD Analytics
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Data Management
6 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (13.33%) Fund Accounting
6 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
6 2 (13.33%) Fund Management
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Back Office
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) Postgraduate
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (6.67%) Markit EDM
2 1 (6.67%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Quantitative Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Change Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Quantitative Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Derivative
2 3 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (20.00%) Equities
3 2 (13.33%) Exotic Derivative
3 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) iPad
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Asset Management
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Investment Management
4 3 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Fund Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) OOP
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) VBA
2 3 (20.00%) F#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Postgraduate
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.67%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Fidessa
2 1 (6.67%) Charles River