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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 143 131 129
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 22 36 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 0.98% 1.02%
As % of the General category 1.37% 2.14% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 19
Average salary £65,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.84% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £37,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £62,500 £55,800
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-12.22% -
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
1603 1681 1338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 48.47% 45.69% 44.14%
Number of salaries quoted 918 1045 823
Average salary £47,500 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front Office across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Front Office Salary Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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 -2 16 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Edinburgh -7 3 £50,000 +33.33% 8
Stirling +4 2 £65,000 +36.84%
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 32 (74.42%) Finance
2 18 (41.86%) SQL
3 14 (32.56%) Java
3 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Derivative
4 13 (30.23%) Investment Management
5 11 (25.58%) Charles River
5 11 (25.58%) Project Management
5 11 (25.58%) Banking
5 11 (25.58%) Asset Management
6 10 (23.26%) Systems Analysis
6 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (23.26%) Shell Script
6 10 (23.26%) Equities
6 10 (23.26%) Sybase
7 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
7 9 (20.93%) Markit EDM
7 9 (20.93%) Fixed Income
8 8 (18.60%) Fund Management
8 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (18.60%) Python
9 7 (16.28%) Perl
9 7 (16.28%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (13.95%) OO
10 6 (13.95%) Linux
10 6 (13.95%) Risk Management
11 5 (11.63%) HiPortfolio
11 5 (11.63%) UNIX
11 5 (11.63%) MS Excel

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Markit EDM
2 5 (11.63%) HiPortfolio
3 4 (9.30%) thinkFolio
4 3 (6.98%) LatentZero
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) KDB
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) DB2
3 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Maven
2 2 (4.65%) JUnit
3 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
General
1 32 (74.42%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Legal
4 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Back Office
6 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Analyst
2 14 (32.56%) Business Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Systems Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Business Systems Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.30%) C++ Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Real Time Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Project Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Change Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Development Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (9.30%) jQuery
2 4 (9.30%) HTML5
3 3 (6.98%) Spring
4 2 (4.65%) J2SE
4 2 (4.65%) JMS
5 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Derivative
2 10 (23.26%) Equities
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (20.93%) Fixed Income
4 7 (16.28%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (9.30%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 4 (9.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (9.30%) Economics
5 4 (9.30%) Data Structures
5 4 (9.30%) Commodity Exotics
6 2 (4.65%) Market Risk
7 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) Investment Management
3 11 (25.58%) Asset Management
3 11 (25.58%) Project Management
4 10 (23.26%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (18.60%) Fund Management
6 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Risk Management
6 6 (13.95%) OO
7 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
7 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.63%) Multithreading
7 5 (11.63%) Capacity Management
7 5 (11.63%) Low Latency
8 4 (9.30%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Analytics
8 4 (9.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) Java
3 10 (23.26%) Shell Script
4 8 (18.60%) Python
5 7 (16.28%) Perl
6 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.30%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.33%) VBA
8 1 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Charles River
2 10 (23.26%) Sybase
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
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