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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 200 163 124
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -39
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1683 2175 2555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.80% 2.26%
As % of the General category 3.43% 4.09% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1386 1748 2105
Average salary £67,500 £70,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%

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
49051 53160 48984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.27% 44.02% 43.36%
Number of salaries quoted 38367 41142 38774
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -36 1654 £67,500 -3.57% 260
London -7 1544 £70,000 -3.44% 238
City of London -18 448 £67,500 -8.47% 116
South East +20 78 £38,000 +6.66% 8
Brighton +13 39 £38,000 +61.70% 2
East Sussex +10 39 £38,000 +61.70% 2
Scotland -13 19 £48,750 -7.14% 3
East of England +39 14 £35,000 +27.27%
Edinburgh +15 14 £47,500 +8.57% 2
Berkshire +7 14 £48,750 -27.77%
Reading -3 12 - -
Docklands, London -4 11 £62,500 -10.71% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 10 £35,000 -3.44% 1
Milton Keynes +1 10 £35,000 -3.44%
Bedfordshire +29 9 £35,000 +27.27%
Canary Wharf +7 9 £60,000 -40.00%
Cambridgeshire - 9 £35,000 -
Cambridge - 9 £35,000 -
Bedford - 9 £35,000 -
West Midlands -20 8 £50,000 - 1
North West +2 6 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Hampshire +3 5 £25,250 -46.84% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire +13 4 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +10 4 £40,000 -
Leeds +8 4 £40,000 -
Surrey -4 4 £47,500 -29.62% 4
Ruislip - 4 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire +12 3 £72,500 -
Mayfair -5 3 £75,000 +20.00%

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1549 (47.15%) Finance
2 1119 (34.06%) SQL
3 1105 (33.64%) Banking
4 985 (29.98%) Java
5 876 (26.67%) C#
6 785 (23.90%) Investment Banking
7 724 (22.04%) Derivative
8 642 (19.54%) Fixed Income
9 576 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
10 544 (16.56%) UNIX
11 543 (16.53%) SQL Server
11 543 (16.53%) Multithreading
12 536 (16.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 524 (15.95%) Degree
14 493 (15.01%) .NET
15 479 (14.58%) Equities
16 414 (12.60%) C++
17 411 (12.51%) Linux
18 397 (12.09%) Windows
19 396 (12.05%) Oracle
20 375 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
21 363 (11.05%) Microsoft
22 358 (10.90%) Low Latency
23 356 (10.84%) Back Office
24 334 (10.17%) Python
25 319 (9.71%) OO
26 307 (9.35%) Asset Management
27 305 (9.28%) Computer Science
28 296 (9.01%) WPF
29 275 (8.37%) Risk Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 61 (1.86%) TIBCO EMS
2 54 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
3 37 (1.13%) JBoss
4 33 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 31 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 23 (0.70%) Apache Spark
7 21 (0.64%) Node.js
7 21 (0.64%) Apache
8 19 (0.58%) Confluence
9 17 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 17 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (0.46%) GemFire
12 12 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.27%) IIS
15 6 (0.18%) SugarCRM
16 5 (0.15%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 216 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 87 (2.65%) MS Office
3 27 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.18%) LaTeX
7 4 (0.12%) MS Project
8 2 (0.061%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 91 (2.77%) thinkFolio
2 42 (1.28%) RMDS
3 40 (1.22%) Markit EDM
4 39 (1.19%) ION MarketView
5 35 (1.07%) LatentZero
6 26 (0.79%) SAP CRM
6 26 (0.79%) Endur
7 21 (0.64%) SimCorp Dimension
8 15 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
10 11 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
10 11 (0.33%) SAP SRM
10 11 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
10 11 (0.33%) TIBCO iProcess
11 8 (0.24%) SAP ERP
11 8 (0.24%) SAP SM
12 7 (0.21%) Rolfe and Nolan
13 6 (0.18%) Sage CRM
13 6 (0.18%) LongView
13 6 (0.18%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 96 (2.92%) SaaS
2 6 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.15%) GitHub
4 4 (0.12%) Force.com
5 2 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.061%) Office 365
6 1 (0.030%) Boomi
6 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.07%) Internet
2 43 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 37 (1.13%) SMTP
4 29 (0.88%) FTP
5 23 (0.70%) WAN
6 18 (0.55%) LAN
7 17 (0.52%) Firewall
8 15 (0.46%) SSL
9 13 (0.40%) HTTP
10 8 (0.24%) VoIP
11 6 (0.18%) SAN
11 6 (0.18%) DNS
12 5 (0.15%) VLAN
12 5 (0.15%) Network Security
12 5 (0.15%) DHCP
13 4 (0.12%) SNMP
13 4 (0.12%) Intranet
13 4 (0.12%) Multicast
14 3 (0.091%) NAS
14 3 (0.091%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 159 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 86 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 85 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (2.40%) RDBMS
6 58 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 47 (1.43%) KDB
9 44 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 38 (1.16%) Hadoop
11 35 (1.07%) DB2
11 35 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (1.00%) Big Data
13 30 (0.91%) OLAP
13 30 (0.91%) QlikView
14 26 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (0.79%) MySQL
15 25 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (0.76%) NoSQL
16 22 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 59 (1.80%) Subversion
2 56 (1.70%) Visual Studio
3 44 (1.34%) TeamCity
4 40 (1.22%) Maven
5 36 (1.10%) JIRA
6 30 (0.91%) Eclipse
7 24 (0.73%) JUnit
8 23 (0.70%) NUnit
9 21 (0.64%) Git (software)
10 19 (0.58%) MSTest
11 18 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (0.49%) Jenkins
13 15 (0.46%) Moq
14 14 (0.43%) Ant
14 14 (0.43%) Hudson
15 11 (0.33%) Selenium
16 10 (0.30%) FindBugs
17 9 (0.27%) Cucumber
18 8 (0.24%) JBehave
19 7 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 1549 (47.15%) Finance
2 1105 (33.64%) Banking
3 785 (23.90%) Investment Banking
4 356 (10.84%) Back Office
5 156 (4.75%) Financial Institution
6 94 (2.86%) Retail
7 68 (2.07%) Retail Banking
8 64 (1.95%) Marketing
9 59 (1.80%) Legal
10 24 (0.73%) Telecoms
11 21 (0.64%) Games
12 18 (0.55%) German Language
13 16 (0.49%) Private Banking
14 15 (0.46%) French Language
15 12 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
16 11 (0.33%) Dutch Language
17 10 (0.30%) Music Industry
18 7 (0.21%) Italian Language
18 7 (0.21%) Publishing
19 6 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1589 (48.37%) Developer
2 852 (25.94%) Analyst
3 580 (17.66%) Java Developer
4 443 (13.49%) C# Developer
5 405 (12.33%) Support Analyst
6 396 (12.05%) Applications Support
7 309 (9.41%) Business Analyst
8 184 (5.60%) Applications Support Analyst
9 158 (4.81%) Senior Developer
10 127 (3.87%) C++ Developer
11 120 (3.65%) Front Office Developer
12 111 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
13 101 (3.07%) Consultant
14 97 (2.95%) .NET Developer
15 89 (2.71%) Programmer
16 78 (2.37%) Quantitative Developer
17 74 (2.25%) Project Manager
18 68 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
19 64 (1.95%) Excel Developer
20 62 (1.89%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 493 (15.01%) .NET
2 296 (9.01%) WPF
3 226 (6.88%) FIX Protocol
4 190 (5.78%) WCF
5 189 (5.75%) XML
6 146 (4.44%) Spring
7 124 (3.77%) HTML
8 117 (3.56%) ASP.NET
9 110 (3.35%) Middleware
10 97 (2.95%) Web Services
11 91 (2.77%) WinForms
12 85 (2.59%) JMS
13 77 (2.34%) Hibernate
14 75 (2.28%) .NET Framework
15 72 (2.19%) SOAP
15 72 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 61 (1.86%) HTML5
17 57 (1.74%) J2EE
18 54 (1.64%) AngularJS
19 52 (1.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 724 (22.04%) Derivative
2 642 (19.54%) Fixed Income
3 536 (16.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 479 (14.58%) Equities
5 375 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
6 305 (9.28%) Computer Science
7 263 (8.01%) Hedge funds
8 169 (5.14%) Equity Derivative
9 141 (4.29%) Mathematics
10 100 (3.04%) Data Structures
11 95 (2.89%) Algorithms
12 94 (2.86%) Credit Risk
13 65 (1.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 65 (1.98%) Blackberry
13 65 (1.98%) Credit Derivative
14 63 (1.92%) N-Tier
15 61 (1.86%) Market Risk
16 53 (1.61%) Management Information System
17 52 (1.58%) Spread Betting
17 52 (1.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 544 (16.56%) UNIX
2 411 (12.51%) Linux
3 397 (12.09%) Windows
4 69 (2.10%) Windows 7
5 31 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (0.58%) Solaris
7 16 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 10 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.24%) Android
12 5 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.061%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.061%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.030%) AIX
15 1 (0.030%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (16.53%) Multithreading
3 358 (10.90%) Low Latency
4 319 (9.71%) OO
5 307 (9.35%) Asset Management
6 275 (8.37%) Risk Management
7 253 (7.70%) TDD
8 230 (7.00%) Investment Management
9 215 (6.54%) Analytics
10 212 (6.45%) ITIL
11 197 (6.00%) Business Analysis
12 185 (5.63%) Algorithmic Trading
13 176 (5.36%) Project Management
14 172 (5.24%) Electronic Trading
15 158 (4.81%) Software Engineering
16 133 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 129 (3.93%) CRM
18 125 (3.81%) OOD
19 118 (3.59%) Unit Testing
20 114 (3.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1119 (34.06%) SQL
2 985 (29.98%) Java
3 876 (26.67%) C#
4 414 (12.60%) C++
5 334 (10.17%) Python
6 265 (8.07%) VBA
7 211 (6.42%) Perl
8 181 (5.51%) JavaScript
9 125 (3.81%) T-SQL
10 80 (2.44%) Shell Script
11 76 (2.31%) Scala
12 64 (1.95%) PowerShell
12 64 (1.95%) PL/SQL
13 46 (1.40%) C
14 31 (0.94%) VB
15 28 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 22 (0.67%) VBScript
17 21 (0.64%) VB.NET
17 21 (0.64%) Delphi
18 19 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 524 (15.95%) Degree
2 51 (1.55%) MCP
2 51 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (1.52%) MCSE
4 45 (1.37%) PMI Certification
5 44 (1.34%) PMP
6 37 (1.13%) PhD
7 21 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (0.46%) ISEB
9 9 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.18%) CCNA
10 6 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.12%) MBA
12 3 (0.091%) ACCA
12 3 (0.091%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.091%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.061%) CFA
14 1 (0.030%) MCDST
14 1 (0.030%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (2.92%) QA
2 50 (1.52%) SLA
3 26 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
4 22 (0.67%) EMIR
5 20 (0.61%) Solvency II
5 20 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.58%) CRD IV
7 14 (0.43%) Basel III
7 14 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.33%) RosettaNet
9 9 (0.27%) COREP
9 9 (0.27%) FINREP
10 8 (0.24%) FATCA
10 8 (0.24%) MiFID
11 5 (0.15%) Basel II
12 2 (0.061%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.030%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.030%) GAAP
System Software
1 85 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.00%) IMail Server
3 18 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.091%) XenApp
7 1 (0.030%) Varnish
7 1 (0.030%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.030%) Xen
7 1 (0.030%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (0.21%) Puppet
2 6 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (0.18%) WSUS
3 5 (0.15%) SCCM
3 5 (0.15%) Ansible
3 5 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.12%) Nagios
4 4 (0.12%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.091%) Control-M
5 3 (0.091%) RTView
6 2 (0.061%) Netcool
6 2 (0.061%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.030%) OpenView
7 1 (0.030%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.030%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.030%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.030%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 396 (12.05%) Oracle
2 363 (11.05%) Microsoft
3 205 (6.24%) Sybase
4 149 (4.54%) Bloomberg
5 144 (4.38%) TIBCO
6 86 (2.62%) Charles River
7 75 (2.28%) ION Trading
8 66 (2.01%) Fidessa
9 62 (1.89%) Reuters
10 54 (1.64%) ServiceNow
11 53 (1.61%) SAP
12 45 (1.37%) Informatica
13 44 (1.34%) 29West
14 40 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
15 38 (1.16%) IBM
15 38 (1.16%) Murex
16 30 (0.91%) SimCorp
17 28 (0.85%) VMware
17 28 (0.85%) HP
18 27 (0.82%) Sophis
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + package + bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
INVESCO
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Energon People
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits + hedge-fund level bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum £25,000 - £40,000 plus bonus and goo
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £110000 - £130000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday