The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 245 233 248
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 8 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.058% 0.068%
As % of the General category 0.26% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 4
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Front Office
England

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

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3026 2615 2658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.56% 37.94% 35.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2419 2145 2220
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Front Office
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Front Office Salary Trend in the North West

Front Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 8 £50,000 +17.64%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 19 (86.36%) Finance
2 16 (72.73%) Back Office
2 16 (72.73%) Banking
3 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 15 (68.18%) Business Analysis
4 14 (63.64%) Project Management
5 9 (40.91%) Investment Management
6 5 (22.73%) HTML
6 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (22.73%) Perl
6 5 (22.73%) CSS
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) Python
6 5 (22.73%) ISEB
6 5 (22.73%) Migration
6 5 (22.73%) Web Design
6 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
6 5 (22.73%) Web Development
6 5 (22.73%) Release Management
6 5 (22.73%) Data Mapping
6 5 (22.73%) HTML5
6 5 (22.73%) CSS3
7 3 (13.64%) IVR
7 3 (13.64%) Marketing
7 3 (13.64%) Business Development
7 3 (13.64%) Social Media
8 2 (9.09%) C#
8 2 (9.09%) .NET
8 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 2 (9.09%) UML

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 19 (86.36%) Finance
2 16 (72.73%) Banking
2 16 (72.73%) Back Office
3 3 (13.64%) Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Consultant
1 14 (63.64%) Implementation Consultant
2 9 (40.91%) Software Consultant
2 9 (40.91%) Software Implementation Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) IT Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Production Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
1 5 (22.73%) CSS
1 5 (22.73%) HTML5
1 5 (22.73%) CSS3
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) IVR
1 3 (13.64%) Social Media
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Business Analysis
2 14 (63.64%) Project Management
3 9 (40.91%) Investment Management
4 5 (22.73%) Data Mapping
4 5 (22.73%) Web Development
4 5 (22.73%) Release Management
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) Migration
4 5 (22.73%) Web Design
5 3 (13.64%) Business Development
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.09%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft