The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 161 123 124
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +1
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2095 2511 2682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 2.27% 2.15%
As % of the General category 4.00% 5.25% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1695 2071 2201
Average salary £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
52419 47835 55978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.06% 43.30% 44.90%
Number of salaries quoted 40595 37822 47000
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front Office
Salary Trend

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

Front Office Salary Trend in the UK

Front Office
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front Office over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 within the UK.

Front Office Salary Histogram in the UK

Front Office
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -42 2026 £70,000 -6.66% 226
London -17 1938 £72,500 -3.33% 221
City of London -18 670 £72,500 -3.33% 115
South East -20 59 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Scotland -12 53 £52,500 +16.66% 9
Glasgow -31 30 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Surrey +21 21 £67,500 +17.39% 3
Chertsey - 17 - - 1
Brighton - 16 £25,000 -
East Sussex - 16 £25,000 -
Docklands, London +2 12 £72,500 -7.93% 4
Edinburgh -25 11 £43,750 -5.40% 1
Canary Wharf -20 10 £100,000 +5.26%
West Midlands +17 9 £100,000 +185.71% 1
Berkshire +10 9 £55,000 +12.82% 1
Birmingham +4 9 £100,000 +185.71%
North West +9 8 £60,000 +41.17%
Reading -3 7 - -
Manchester +3 5 £60,000 +41.17%
Hampshire -7 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Oxfordshire -5 4 - -
East of England -24 4 £27,500 -31.25% 1
East Midlands - 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 4 £27,500 -
County Antrim +18 3 £40,000 -11.60% 2
Belfast +18 3 £40,000 -11.60% 2
Northern Ireland +14 3 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Winchester -2 3 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £36,250 -9.37%

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1862 (46.08%) Finance
2 1443 (35.71%) SQL
3 1338 (33.11%) Java
4 1324 (32.76%) Banking
5 1094 (27.07%) C#
6 1012 (25.04%) Derivative
7 853 (21.11%) Degree
8 822 (20.34%) Investment Banking
9 811 (20.07%) Equities
10 785 (19.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 771 (19.08%) UNIX
12 760 (18.81%) Fixed Income
13 639 (15.81%) .NET
14 616 (15.24%) Multithreading
15 607 (15.02%) SQL Server
16 596 (14.75%) Linux
17 547 (13.54%) Computer Science
18 539 (13.34%) C++
19 509 (12.60%) WPF
20 498 (12.32%) Oracle
21 474 (11.73%) Windows
22 470 (11.63%) Back Office
23 460 (11.38%) Risk Management
24 451 (11.16%) OO
25 441 (10.91%) Low Latency
26 427 (10.57%) Python
27 403 (9.97%) Hedge funds
28 387 (9.58%) Asset Management
29 375 (9.28%) Algorithmic Trading
30 339 (8.39%) Investment Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 46 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
2 42 (1.04%) WebSphere
3 38 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 33 (0.82%) Confluence
5 27 (0.67%) IIS
6 24 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 22 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
8 21 (0.52%) Apache
8 21 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 18 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 16 (0.40%) SharePoint
11 14 (0.35%) GemFire
12 12 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.25%) Node.js
15 6 (0.15%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.099%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.074%) Mule
17 3 (0.074%) MTS
Applications
1 178 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 137 (3.39%) MS Office
3 35 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.42%) MS Project
5 11 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.025%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 71 (1.76%) Markit EDM
2 69 (1.71%) LatentZero
3 39 (0.97%) ION MarketView
4 23 (0.57%) Summit
5 19 (0.47%) Oracle BRM
6 16 (0.40%) Endur
6 16 (0.40%) Front Arena
7 13 (0.32%) RMDS
8 12 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
8 12 (0.30%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.17%) Adaptiv
10 6 (0.15%) Brady Trinity
10 6 (0.15%) Kondor+
10 6 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
11 5 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.12%) Global One
11 5 (0.12%) Eikon
12 4 (0.099%) LongView
13 3 (0.074%) Cognos TM1
13 3 (0.074%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.74%) SaaS
2 10 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.025%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 93 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 47 (1.16%) Internet
3 25 (0.62%) HTTP
4 23 (0.57%) FTP
5 18 (0.45%) SAN
6 17 (0.42%) Firewall
7 13 (0.32%) SMTP
8 12 (0.30%) DHCP
8 12 (0.30%) NAS
9 9 (0.22%) DNS
9 9 (0.22%) VoIP
9 9 (0.22%) Intranet
10 7 (0.17%) BGP
10 7 (0.17%) LDAP
11 6 (0.15%) Multicast
12 4 (0.099%) WAN
12 4 (0.099%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.099%) CTI
12 4 (0.099%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.074%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 607 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 147 (3.64%) KDB
3 145 (3.59%) Relational Database
4 107 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 106 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 59 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 52 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 45 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 43 (1.06%) Big Data
11 37 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 36 (0.89%) DB2
13 32 (0.79%) MySQL
13 32 (0.79%) Oracle Database
14 30 (0.74%) Data Mining
15 28 (0.69%) NoSQL
16 27 (0.67%) MongoDB
17 23 (0.57%) MS Access
18 20 (0.49%) RavenDB
19 18 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (1.86%) NUnit
2 74 (1.83%) JUnit
3 66 (1.63%) Maven
4 63 (1.56%) Subversion
5 55 (1.36%) JIRA
6 42 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
7 41 (1.01%) Eclipse
8 40 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (0.92%) Visual Studio
10 26 (0.64%) TeamCity
10 26 (0.64%) Selenium
11 21 (0.52%) Mockito
12 20 (0.49%) Jenkins
13 19 (0.47%) Ant
14 17 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 16 (0.40%) jMock
15 16 (0.40%) Git (software)
16 15 (0.37%) MSBuild
17 14 (0.35%) Hudson
18 13 (0.32%) Gradle
General
1 1862 (46.08%) Finance
2 1324 (32.76%) Banking
3 822 (20.34%) Investment Banking
4 470 (11.63%) Back Office
5 155 (3.84%) Retail
6 115 (2.85%) Retail Banking
7 108 (2.67%) Financial Institution
8 84 (2.08%) Marketing
9 69 (1.71%) Legal
10 59 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 36 (0.89%) Games
12 34 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
13 24 (0.59%) General Ledger
14 21 (0.52%) Billing
15 20 (0.49%) French Language
15 20 (0.49%) Music Industry
16 15 (0.37%) Private Banking
17 14 (0.35%) Publishing
18 13 (0.32%) German Language
19 11 (0.27%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1955 (48.38%) Developer
2 1054 (26.08%) Analyst
3 704 (17.42%) Java Developer
4 562 (13.91%) C# Developer
5 502 (12.42%) Business Analyst
6 407 (10.07%) Support Analyst
7 399 (9.87%) Applications Support
8 231 (5.72%) Applications Support Analyst
9 221 (5.47%) Senior Developer
10 220 (5.44%) Front Office Developer
11 171 (4.23%) C++ Developer
12 133 (3.29%) WPF Developer
13 106 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
13 106 (2.62%) Project Manager
14 105 (2.60%) Consultant
15 101 (2.50%) .NET Developer
16 98 (2.43%) Python Developer
17 91 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
18 88 (2.18%) Architect
19 87 (2.15%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 639 (15.81%) .NET
2 509 (12.60%) WPF
3 254 (6.29%) Spring
4 231 (5.72%) WCF
5 218 (5.39%) WinForms
6 202 (5.00%) XML
7 172 (4.26%) HTML
8 171 (4.23%) ASP.NET
9 115 (2.85%) Middleware
10 105 (2.60%) CSS
11 93 (2.30%) Hibernate
12 89 (2.20%) .NET Framework
13 85 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
14 83 (2.05%) HTML5
15 82 (2.03%) STL
16 75 (1.86%) J2EE
17 72 (1.78%) LINQ
18 64 (1.58%) Rendezvous
19 61 (1.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 53 (1.31%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1012 (25.04%) Derivative
2 811 (20.07%) Equities
3 785 (19.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 760 (18.81%) Fixed Income
5 547 (13.54%) Computer Science
6 403 (9.97%) Hedge funds
7 338 (8.36%) Equity Derivative
8 305 (7.55%) Mathematics
9 129 (3.19%) Credit Derivative
10 117 (2.90%) Physics
11 88 (2.18%) Credit Risk
12 85 (2.10%) Market Risk
13 76 (1.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 72 (1.78%) Client/Server
15 67 (1.66%) Grid Computing
16 61 (1.51%) N-Tier
17 56 (1.39%) Management Information System
18 45 (1.11%) Blackberry
19 44 (1.09%) Open Source
20 36 (0.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 771 (19.08%) UNIX
2 596 (14.75%) Linux
3 474 (11.73%) Windows
4 92 (2.28%) Solaris
5 57 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 41 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.37%) Windows XP
9 11 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
9 11 (0.27%) Windows CE
9 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.12%) HPUX
11 4 (0.099%) CentOS
12 3 (0.074%) AIX
12 3 (0.074%) SUSE
13 2 (0.049%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.049%) Android
14 1 (0.025%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.025%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (15.24%) Multithreading
2 460 (11.38%) Risk Management
3 451 (11.16%) OO
4 441 (10.91%) Low Latency
5 387 (9.58%) Asset Management
6 375 (9.28%) Algorithmic Trading
7 339 (8.39%) Investment Management
8 317 (7.84%) Electronic Trading
9 316 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
10 295 (7.30%) Business Analysis
11 279 (6.90%) TDD
12 278 (6.88%) Analytics
13 246 (6.09%) Software Engineering
14 243 (6.01%) Project Management
15 202 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 170 (4.21%) Migration
17 149 (3.69%) Scrum
18 146 (3.61%) ITIL
19 132 (3.27%) E-Commerce
20 131 (3.24%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1443 (35.71%) SQL
2 1338 (33.11%) Java
3 1094 (27.07%) C#
4 539 (13.34%) C++
5 427 (10.57%) Python
6 292 (7.23%) Perl
7 238 (5.89%) VBA
8 160 (3.96%) JavaScript
9 110 (2.72%) C
10 89 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 77 (1.91%) T-SQL
12 70 (1.73%) Scala
13 62 (1.53%) Bash Shell
14 54 (1.34%) VBScript
15 51 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 43 (1.06%) VB
17 41 (1.01%) Delphi
18 40 (0.99%) PL/SQL
19 37 (0.92%) Clojure
20 30 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 853 (21.11%) Degree
2 101 (2.50%) PMP
2 101 (2.50%) PMI Certification
3 43 (1.06%) PhD
4 36 (0.89%) ISEB
5 28 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 24 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (0.54%) CFA
8 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.17%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.17%) MCP
10 6 (0.15%) MOS
10 6 (0.15%) IIBA
11 5 (0.12%) OCA
11 5 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.12%) MCSE
12 4 (0.099%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.074%) MCAD
14 2 (0.049%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (5.15%) QA
2 65 (1.61%) Solvency II
3 37 (0.92%) EMIR
4 36 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
5 26 (0.64%) SLA
6 24 (0.59%) COBIT
7 23 (0.57%) CRD IV
8 20 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.30%) Basel III
10 11 (0.27%) MiFID
11 9 (0.22%) COREP
12 6 (0.15%) Basel II
13 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.099%) FATCA
14 4 (0.099%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 1 (0.025%) IAS 39
15 1 (0.025%) FINREP
System Software
1 53 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.32%) IMail Server
4 8 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 7 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.099%) NFS
7 3 (0.074%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.074%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.57%) Control-M
2 23 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
3 9 (0.22%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.17%) YUM
5 6 (0.15%) SCCM
6 5 (0.12%) Nagios
6 5 (0.12%) CFEngine
7 4 (0.099%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.099%) SCOM
7 4 (0.099%) Puppet
8 3 (0.074%) MOM
9 2 (0.049%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.049%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.025%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.025%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (0.025%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 498 (12.32%) Oracle
2 317 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 293 (7.25%) Sybase
4 188 (4.65%) Bloomberg
5 162 (4.01%) TIBCO
6 121 (2.99%) Fidessa
7 115 (2.85%) thinkFolio
8 114 (2.82%) ION Trading
9 113 (2.80%) Reuters
10 104 (2.57%) Charles River
11 98 (2.43%) Murex
12 60 (1.48%) Calypso
13 57 (1.41%) Red Hat
14 54 (1.34%) SunGard
15 46 (1.14%) Informatica
16 40 (0.99%) IBM
17 36 (0.89%) SAP
17 36 (0.89%) 29West
18 35 (0.87%) HP
19 28 (0.69%) Citrix
East London
Citi
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Front Office Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 22 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £50-55,000
Posted: Yesterday