The 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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 203 156 132
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -24
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1589 2113 2368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.84% 2.16%
As % of the General category 3.28% 4.18% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1322 1698 1958
Average salary £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%

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

General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
48423 50498 47758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.18% 44.05% 43.54%
Number of salaries quoted 37985 39178 37981
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 31 March 2015 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 31 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
England -49 1559 £67,500 -3.57% 232
London -17 1462 £70,000 -3.44% 221
City of London -24 455 £68,750 -8.33% 89
South East +19 63 £47,500 +52.00% 6
Brighton -4 29 £94,000 +327.27%
East Sussex -8 29 £94,000 +327.27%
Scotland 0 20 £51,250 -2.38% 2
Berkshire +6 14 £48,750 -27.77% 1
East of England +16 13 £35,000 +27.27%
Reading -8 12 - - 1
Edinburgh +5 11 £47,500 +8.57% 1
Docklands, London 0 10 £51,250 -26.78% 2
Bedfordshire +15 7 £35,000 +27.27%
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £35,000 -3.44%
Milton Keynes +2 7 £35,000 -3.44%
West Midlands -26 7 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Canary Wharf +3 6 £60,000 -47.82%
Glasgow -3 6 £55,000 -
Bedford - 6 £35,000 -
Cambridge - 6 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £49,000 -
North West +14 5 £50,000 +143.90% 1
South West -5 5 £32,250 -52.22% 2
West Yorkshire +4 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Leeds -3 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire -4 4 £26,000 -43.78% 1
Yorkshire -4 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Ruislip - 4 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire +6 3 £72,500 -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 1532 (46.92%) Finance
2 1111 (34.03%) Banking
3 1108 (33.94%) SQL
4 993 (30.41%) Java
5 882 (27.01%) C#
6 764 (23.40%) Investment Banking
7 683 (20.92%) Derivative
8 640 (19.60%) Fixed Income
9 551 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
10 544 (16.66%) UNIX
11 532 (16.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 520 (15.93%) Degree
13 518 (15.87%) SQL Server
14 516 (15.80%) Multithreading
15 497 (15.22%) .NET
16 461 (14.12%) Equities
17 425 (13.02%) C++
18 411 (12.59%) Linux
19 406 (12.43%) Oracle
20 393 (12.04%) Windows
21 373 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
22 372 (11.39%) Microsoft
23 352 (10.78%) Back Office
24 341 (10.44%) Low Latency
25 333 (10.20%) OO
26 314 (9.62%) Python
27 307 (9.40%) WPF
28 301 (9.22%) Asset Management
29 291 (8.91%) Computer Science
30 273 (8.36%) Risk Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 58 (1.78%) TIBCO EMS
2 53 (1.62%) Oracle Coherence
3 38 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 37 (1.13%) JBoss
5 25 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 21 (0.64%) Node.js
7 20 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 19 (0.58%) Confluence
8 19 (0.58%) Apache
9 18 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.52%) WebLogic
10 17 (0.52%) GemFire
11 16 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
12 12 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.31%) IIS
13 10 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.21%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.21%) nginx
15 6 (0.18%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 201 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 85 (2.60%) MS Office
3 30 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.18%) LaTeX
7 5 (0.15%) MS Project
8 2 (0.061%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 93 (2.85%) thinkFolio
2 41 (1.26%) ION MarketView
3 40 (1.23%) RMDS
4 38 (1.16%) LatentZero
5 35 (1.07%) Markit EDM
6 33 (1.01%) SAP CRM
7 23 (0.70%) Endur
8 16 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
10 14 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
11 12 (0.37%) SAP ERP
12 11 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
12 11 (0.34%) TIBCO iProcess
12 11 (0.34%) SAP SRM
12 11 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
12 11 (0.34%) SAP SM
13 7 (0.21%) Summit
13 7 (0.21%) Rolfe and Nolan
14 6 (0.18%) Sage CRM
14 6 (0.18%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 90 (2.76%) SaaS
2 7 (0.21%) GitHub
2 7 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.092%) Force.com
4 2 (0.061%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.031%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.68%) Internet
2 42 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 28 (0.86%) FTP
4 26 (0.80%) SMTP
5 18 (0.55%) Firewall
6 17 (0.52%) WAN
7 13 (0.40%) HTTP
7 13 (0.40%) SSL
8 11 (0.34%) LAN
9 8 (0.25%) VoIP
10 5 (0.15%) DHCP
10 5 (0.15%) SAN
10 5 (0.15%) DNS
10 5 (0.15%) Network Security
11 4 (0.12%) Intranet
11 4 (0.12%) SNMP
12 3 (0.092%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.092%) Multicast
12 3 (0.092%) VLAN
13 2 (0.061%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 155 (4.75%) Relational Database
3 86 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (2.21%) RDBMS
5 71 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 51 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 47 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (1.29%) KDB
10 37 (1.13%) Hadoop
11 36 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
12 35 (1.07%) DB2
13 31 (0.95%) QlikView
14 30 (0.92%) Big Data
15 26 (0.80%) OLAP
16 25 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 24 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 24 (0.74%) MySQL
18 18 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
18 18 (0.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 62 (1.90%) Subversion
2 50 (1.53%) Visual Studio
3 40 (1.23%) Maven
3 40 (1.23%) TeamCity
4 35 (1.07%) JIRA
5 29 (0.89%) Eclipse
6 23 (0.70%) JUnit
7 22 (0.67%) Git (software)
8 19 (0.58%) Jenkins
9 17 (0.52%) NUnit
10 16 (0.49%) MSTest
11 15 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (0.43%) Ant
12 14 (0.43%) Hudson
13 10 (0.31%) FindBugs
13 10 (0.31%) Moq
14 8 (0.25%) Selenium
14 8 (0.25%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.21%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 1532 (46.92%) Finance
2 1111 (34.03%) Banking
3 764 (23.40%) Investment Banking
4 352 (10.78%) Back Office
5 153 (4.69%) Financial Institution
6 91 (2.79%) Retail
7 70 (2.14%) Marketing
8 61 (1.87%) Retail Banking
9 57 (1.75%) Legal
10 30 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 17 (0.52%) Games
12 16 (0.49%) Private Banking
13 15 (0.46%) French Language
14 14 (0.43%) German Language
15 12 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
15 12 (0.37%) Music Industry
16 9 (0.28%) Billing
17 8 (0.25%) Dutch Language
18 6 (0.18%) Italian Language
19 5 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1576 (48.27%) Developer
2 850 (26.03%) Analyst
3 576 (17.64%) Java Developer
4 445 (13.63%) C# Developer
5 416 (12.74%) Support Analyst
6 395 (12.10%) Applications Support
7 308 (9.43%) Business Analyst
8 190 (5.82%) Applications Support Analyst
9 147 (4.50%) Senior Developer
10 127 (3.89%) C++ Developer
11 124 (3.80%) Front Office Developer
12 108 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
13 95 (2.91%) Consultant
14 90 (2.76%) .NET Developer
15 87 (2.66%) Programmer
16 80 (2.45%) Quantitative Developer
17 71 (2.17%) Project Manager
18 63 (1.93%) Desktop Support
18 63 (1.93%) WPF Developer
19 62 (1.90%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (15.22%) .NET
2 307 (9.40%) WPF
3 212 (6.49%) FIX Protocol
4 181 (5.54%) WCF
5 175 (5.36%) XML
6 152 (4.66%) Spring
7 119 (3.64%) ASP.NET
8 117 (3.58%) HTML
9 103 (3.15%) Middleware
10 98 (3.00%) WinForms
11 88 (2.70%) Web Services
12 80 (2.45%) JMS
13 79 (2.42%) Hibernate
14 75 (2.30%) .NET Framework
15 70 (2.14%) SOAP
16 66 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
17 61 (1.87%) J2EE
18 55 (1.68%) HTML5
19 52 (1.59%) REST
20 50 (1.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 683 (20.92%) Derivative
2 640 (19.60%) Fixed Income
3 532 (16.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 461 (14.12%) Equities
5 373 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
6 291 (8.91%) Computer Science
7 254 (7.78%) Hedge funds
8 161 (4.93%) Equity Derivative
9 135 (4.13%) Mathematics
10 103 (3.15%) Credit Risk
11 87 (2.66%) Data Structures
11 87 (2.66%) Algorithms
12 69 (2.11%) Market Risk
13 66 (2.02%) Credit Derivative
14 65 (1.99%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 64 (1.96%) Blackberry
16 60 (1.84%) N-Tier
17 56 (1.72%) Management Information System
18 54 (1.65%) Spread Betting
19 50 (1.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 544 (16.66%) UNIX
2 411 (12.59%) Linux
3 393 (12.04%) Windows
4 68 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 29 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (0.74%) Solaris
7 15 (0.46%) Windows XP
8 14 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.28%) Android
12 6 (0.18%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.061%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.061%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.061%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.031%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
2 516 (15.80%) Multithreading
3 341 (10.44%) Low Latency
4 333 (10.20%) OO
5 301 (9.22%) Asset Management
6 273 (8.36%) Risk Management
7 250 (7.66%) TDD
8 224 (6.86%) Investment Management
9 220 (6.74%) ITIL
10 214 (6.55%) Analytics
11 204 (6.25%) Business Analysis
12 179 (5.48%) Algorithmic Trading
13 169 (5.18%) Project Management
14 165 (5.05%) Electronic Trading
15 152 (4.66%) Software Engineering
16 133 (4.07%) CRM
16 133 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 126 (3.86%) OOD
18 111 (3.40%) Unit Testing
19 104 (3.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1108 (33.94%) SQL
2 993 (30.41%) Java
3 882 (27.01%) C#
4 425 (13.02%) C++
5 314 (9.62%) Python
6 260 (7.96%) VBA
7 200 (6.13%) Perl
8 172 (5.27%) JavaScript
9 121 (3.71%) T-SQL
10 72 (2.21%) Shell Script
11 71 (2.17%) PL/SQL
12 67 (2.05%) Scala
13 60 (1.84%) PowerShell
14 50 (1.53%) C
15 31 (0.95%) VB
16 28 (0.86%) VBScript
17 24 (0.74%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.70%) Delphi
19 21 (0.64%) VB.NET
20 20 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 520 (15.93%) Degree
2 52 (1.59%) MCP
2 52 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (1.56%) MCSE
4 40 (1.23%) PMI Certification
5 39 (1.19%) PMP
6 34 (1.04%) PhD
7 19 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.31%) ISEB
9 9 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.12%) CCNA
11 4 (0.12%) MBA
12 3 (0.092%) CFA
12 3 (0.092%) ACCA
13 2 (0.061%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.061%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.031%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.031%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.15%) QA
2 56 (1.72%) SLA
3 26 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
4 22 (0.67%) EMIR
5 20 (0.61%) CRD IV
6 19 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.52%) Solvency II
8 16 (0.49%) Basel III
9 12 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.34%) COREP
10 11 (0.34%) RosettaNet
11 10 (0.31%) FINREP
12 8 (0.25%) FATCA
13 6 (0.18%) MiFID
14 5 (0.15%) Basel II
15 2 (0.061%) Data Quality
16 1 (0.031%) AIFMD
16 1 (0.031%) GAAP
System Software
1 80 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 22 (0.67%) IMail Server
3 15 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (0.092%) XenApp
5 3 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.061%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.031%) GridGain
7 1 (0.031%) Varnish
7 1 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.031%) Xen
7 1 (0.031%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (0.28%) Puppet
2 8 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (0.21%) Ansible
4 6 (0.18%) WSUS
5 4 (0.12%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.12%) Control-M
6 3 (0.092%) Nagios
6 3 (0.092%) Netcool
6 3 (0.092%) SCCM
6 3 (0.092%) RTView
7 2 (0.061%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.031%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.031%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.031%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.031%) OpenView
Vendors
1 406 (12.43%) Oracle
2 372 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 196 (6.00%) Sybase
4 155 (4.75%) Bloomberg
5 141 (4.32%) TIBCO
6 82 (2.51%) Charles River
7 81 (2.48%) ION Trading
8 63 (1.93%) Fidessa
9 60 (1.84%) SAP
10 59 (1.81%) Reuters
11 53 (1.62%) ServiceNow
12 45 (1.38%) 29West
12 45 (1.38%) Murex
13 42 (1.29%) IBM
13 42 (1.29%) Informatica
14 37 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
15 30 (0.92%) FactSet
16 29 (0.89%) DataSynapse
17 28 (0.86%) Calypso
17 28 (0.86%) SunGard
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 with benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + substantial bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + c.25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + package + excellent bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS OTE £200000
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + great bonuses and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85 - £110 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum £25,000 - £40,000 plus bonus and goo
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive salary
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London
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Full benefits package
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
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