The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 140 142 121
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 15 24 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.49% 0.73% 1.15%
As % of the General category 1.02% 1.61% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 14
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +6.74%
Front Office
UK

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

General Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1477 1490 1323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 48.02% 45.55% 43.32%
Number of salaries quoted 901 916 924
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £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 Scotland

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Front Office
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Front Office Salary Trend in Scotland

Front Office
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Glasgow +1 9 £40,000 -17.94%
Edinburgh +2 4 - - 1
Stirling -12 2 - -
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 34 (79.07%) Finance
2 26 (60.47%) Java
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (51.16%) Relational Database
5 20 (46.51%) OO
5 20 (46.51%) Python
5 20 (46.51%) TDD
6 19 (44.19%) Scrum
7 17 (39.53%) JMS
8 16 (37.21%) OOD
8 16 (37.21%) IBM
8 16 (37.21%) Middleware
8 16 (37.21%) Analytics
9 14 (32.56%) Banking
10 11 (25.58%) Investment Banking
11 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (16.28%) Asset Management
11 7 (16.28%) Derivative
11 7 (16.28%) Degree
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle
12 6 (13.95%) XML
12 6 (13.95%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (11.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (11.63%) Wealth Management
13 5 (11.63%) Use Case
13 5 (11.63%) Investment Management
14 4 (9.30%) Sybase
14 4 (9.30%) Service Management
14 4 (9.30%) GIS

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (2.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.33%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (2.33%) GemFire
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) FINCAD Analytics
1 2 (4.65%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) DB2
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) JUnit
1 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (79.07%) Finance
2 14 (32.56%) Banking
3 11 (25.58%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.30%) Retail Banking
4 4 (9.30%) Private Banking
4 4 (9.30%) Retail
5 2 (4.65%) Back Office
6 1 (2.33%) Legal
6 1 (2.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Developer
2 23 (53.49%) Java Developer
3 16 (37.21%) Python Developer
4 11 (25.58%) Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Business Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Business Manager
8 2 (4.65%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Scala Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.65%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Development Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) JMS
2 16 (37.21%) Middleware
3 6 (13.95%) XML
3 6 (13.95%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (9.30%) Spring
5 3 (6.98%) XSLT
5 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 3 (6.98%) JSON
6 2 (4.65%) REST
6 2 (4.65%) J2EE
6 2 (4.65%) FIXML
6 2 (4.65%) Java SE
6 2 (4.65%) RESTful
7 1 (2.33%) HTML5
7 1 (2.33%) jQuery
7 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.33%) CSS
7 1 (2.33%) Web Services
7 1 (2.33%) Spring Integration
7 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Derivative
2 5 (11.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (9.30%) GIS
3 4 (9.30%) Equities
4 3 (6.98%) Credit Risk
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Statistics
6 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.33%) Exotic Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (46.51%) TDD
2 20 (46.51%) OO
3 19 (44.19%) Scrum
4 16 (37.21%) Analytics
4 16 (37.21%) OOD
5 7 (16.28%) Asset Management
5 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.63%) Investment Management
6 5 (11.63%) Wealth Management
6 5 (11.63%) Use Case
7 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
7 4 (9.30%) Service Management
8 3 (6.98%) Functional Programming
9 2 (4.65%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.65%) Project Management
9 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.65%) Workflow
9 2 (4.65%) Low Latency
9 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) Java
1 26 (60.47%) SQL
2 20 (46.51%) Python
3 4 (9.30%) Scala
4 3 (6.98%) Clojure
4 3 (6.98%) C#
5 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.65%) F#
5 2 (4.65%) VBA
5 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) COREP
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) IBM
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) Sybase
4 3 (6.98%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.65%) thinkFolio
5 2 (4.65%) Fidessa
5 2 (4.65%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.33%) StreamBase
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft