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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 144 147 125
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 15 22 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 0.63% 0.99%
As % of the General category 1.01% 1.45% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 9
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £44,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,250 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+13.52% -5.55%
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
1482 1522 1283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 47.88% 43.85% 43.88%
Number of salaries quoted 897 1024 784
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 March 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 +6 8 £55,000 -
Edinburgh +9 6 £46,250 +5.71% 4
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 31 (86.11%) Finance
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) Java
3 20 (55.56%) SQL
3 20 (55.56%) OO
4 17 (47.22%) TDD
4 17 (47.22%) Python
5 16 (44.44%) Scrum
5 16 (44.44%) Middleware
6 15 (41.67%) Relational Database
7 14 (38.89%) JMS
7 14 (38.89%) OOD
8 13 (36.11%) IBM
8 13 (36.11%) Analytics
9 12 (33.33%) Derivative
10 11 (30.56%) Banking
11 8 (22.22%) Investment Banking
12 7 (19.44%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (19.44%) Asset Management
13 6 (16.67%) Degree
13 6 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (13.89%) UNIX
14 5 (13.89%) Linux
15 4 (11.11%) XML
15 4 (11.11%) JUnit
15 4 (11.11%) C#
15 4 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (11.11%) Equities
15 4 (11.11%) Spring
15 4 (11.11%) Credit Risk

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (2.78%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.78%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) KDB
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (86.11%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Banking
3 8 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Developer
2 20 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 13 (36.11%) Python Developer
4 9 (25.00%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Scala Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Quantitative Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) Middleware
2 14 (38.89%) JMS
3 7 (19.44%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (11.11%) Spring
4 4 (11.11%) XML
5 3 (8.33%) RESTful
5 3 (8.33%) JSON
6 2 (5.56%) XSLT
6 2 (5.56%) FIXML
7 1 (2.78%) Java SE
7 1 (2.78%) J2SE
7 1 (2.78%) HTML
7 1 (2.78%) J2EE
7 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Derivative
2 6 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (11.11%) Credit Risk
3 4 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (11.11%) Equities
4 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.56%) Exotic Derivative
5 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.78%) iPad
6 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.78%) GIS
6 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (55.56%) OO
3 17 (47.22%) TDD
4 16 (44.44%) Scrum
5 14 (38.89%) OOD
6 13 (36.11%) Analytics
7 7 (19.44%) Asset Management
8 4 (11.11%) Investment Management
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (8.33%) Wealth Management
9 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Low Latency
9 3 (8.33%) Systematic Trading
9 3 (8.33%) Workflow
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
10 2 (5.56%) Functional Programming
10 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) Java
2 20 (55.56%) SQL
3 17 (47.22%) Python
4 4 (11.11%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) VBA
5 3 (8.33%) F#
5 3 (8.33%) Scala
6 2 (5.56%) Clojure
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) COREP
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) IBM
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Charles River
3 1 (2.78%) Fidessa
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Sybase
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