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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 170 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -3
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1951 2532 2918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 2.38% 2.48%
As % of the General category 3.92% 5.28% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1700 2058 2499
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
49787 47979 53026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.64% 45.06% 45.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38463 38119 44033
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 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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
(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 -48 1903 £70,000 - 221
London -19 1753 £72,500 - 216
City of London -18 593 £70,000 - 108
South East +44 86 £37,500 -16.66% 3
East Sussex - 35 £25,000 -
Brighton - 35 £25,000 -
Scotland -13 29 £47,500 -9.52% 3
West Midlands -7 27 £50,000 +5.26%
Birmingham +1 25 £50,000 -
Glasgow -15 22 £51,250 -2.38% 2
Berkshire +1 20 £55,000 -4.34%
Reading -6 16 £61,250 +11.36%
East of England -17 10 £55,000 +74.60%
East Midlands - 10 £45,000 -
Manchester -3 9 £50,000 +17.64%
North West -11 9 £50,000 +17.64%
Hampshire - 9 £22,500 -
West Sussex -2 8 £41,250 -5.71% 2
Surrey -9 8 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Camberley - 8 £45,000 -
Docklands, London -3 7 £82,500 +13.79%
Altrincham - 6 - -
Gatwick - 6 £45,000 - 2
Kent +7 5 - -
Northamptonshire - 5 £73,750 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £45,000 -
Maidstone - 5 - -
Stevenage +4 4 £55,000 -4.34%
Canary Wharf -6 4 £92,500 +2.77%

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1792 (43.14%) Finance
2 1544 (37.17%) SQL
3 1470 (35.39%) Java
4 1332 (32.07%) Banking
5 1050 (25.28%) C#
6 896 (21.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 862 (20.75%) UNIX
8 849 (20.44%) Investment Banking
9 827 (19.91%) Derivative
10 806 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
11 800 (19.26%) Degree
12 761 (18.32%) Multithreading
13 696 (16.75%) Equities
14 689 (16.59%) Fixed Income
15 616 (14.83%) SQL Server
16 610 (14.68%) .NET
17 600 (14.44%) C++
18 595 (14.32%) Linux
19 588 (14.16%) Low Latency
20 511 (12.30%) OO
20 511 (12.30%) Computer Science
21 476 (11.46%) Python
22 466 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
23 440 (10.59%) Windows
24 437 (10.52%) Oracle
25 415 (9.99%) WPF
26 400 (9.63%) Risk Management
27 373 (8.98%) Back Office
28 349 (8.40%) Hedge funds
29 337 (8.11%) Perl

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 63 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
2 52 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 49 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 36 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
5 33 (0.79%) GemFire
6 29 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 20 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 19 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.41%) Apache
9 17 (0.41%) IIS
10 12 (0.29%) Confluence
11 11 (0.26%) IBM Notes
12 10 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.19%) Node.js
14 7 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.17%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.12%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.096%) CMS
Applications
1 260 (6.26%) MS Excel
2 98 (2.36%) MS Office
3 27 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 24 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.39%) MS Project
7 7 (0.17%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.024%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 46 (1.11%) LatentZero
2 43 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 35 (0.84%) RMDS
4 26 (0.63%) ION MarketView
5 16 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 13 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (0.26%) Kondor+
7 11 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
8 9 (0.22%) Endur
9 8 (0.19%) Summit
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.17%) Front Arena
10 7 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
11 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.096%) LongView
12 4 (0.096%) TRIRIGA
13 3 (0.072%) Global One
13 3 (0.072%) Minerva
13 3 (0.072%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 105 (2.53%) SaaS
2 9 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.072%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.072%) GitHub
3 3 (0.072%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.024%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 106 (2.55%) Internet
2 63 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 52 (1.25%) SMTP
4 34 (0.82%) Firewall
5 25 (0.60%) FTP
6 20 (0.48%) HTTP
7 13 (0.31%) DHCP
8 12 (0.29%) DNS
9 11 (0.26%) Multicast
10 7 (0.17%) LDAP
11 6 (0.14%) LAN
11 6 (0.14%) VoIP
11 6 (0.14%) VPN
11 6 (0.14%) SSL
11 6 (0.14%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.12%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (0.12%) Wireless
12 5 (0.12%) SAN
13 4 (0.096%) CTI
13 4 (0.096%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 616 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 198 (4.77%) Relational Database
3 121 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 120 (2.89%) KDB
5 96 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 95 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 65 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (1.56%) Big Data
8 61 (1.47%) MySQL
9 59 (1.42%) DB2
10 52 (1.25%) QlikView
11 47 (1.13%) RDBMS
12 41 (0.99%) Data Mining
12 41 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 40 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
14 35 (0.84%) MongoDB
15 31 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (0.70%) Oracle Database
17 28 (0.67%) Hadoop
17 28 (0.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 94 (2.26%) Subversion
2 80 (1.93%) Eclipse
3 52 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (1.20%) JIRA
5 49 (1.18%) Maven
6 44 (1.06%) JUnit
7 41 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 32 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
9 29 (0.70%) NetBeans
10 26 (0.63%) NUnit
11 24 (0.58%) Git (software)
12 18 (0.43%) Jenkins
12 18 (0.43%) Selenium
12 18 (0.43%) TeamCity
13 15 (0.36%) LoadRunner
14 13 (0.31%) Cucumber
15 11 (0.26%) jMock
16 10 (0.24%) TestComplete
17 9 (0.22%) Ant
18 8 (0.19%) ClearCase
General
1 1792 (43.14%) Finance
2 1332 (32.07%) Banking
3 849 (20.44%) Investment Banking
4 373 (8.98%) Back Office
5 100 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 94 (2.26%) Retail
7 67 (1.61%) Legal
8 66 (1.59%) Marketing
9 57 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 36 (0.87%) Retail Banking
11 33 (0.79%) Games
12 32 (0.77%) German Language
13 29 (0.70%) Music Industry
14 24 (0.58%) Dutch Language
15 14 (0.34%) Private Banking
16 13 (0.31%) Advertising
17 6 (0.14%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.12%) Online Betting
19 4 (0.096%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 2105 (50.67%) Developer
2 1006 (24.22%) Analyst
3 802 (19.31%) Java Developer
4 501 (12.06%) C# Developer
5 444 (10.69%) Business Analyst
6 410 (9.87%) Support Analyst
7 392 (9.44%) Applications Support
8 249 (5.99%) Senior Developer
9 208 (5.01%) C++ Developer
10 202 (4.86%) Front Office Developer
11 185 (4.45%) Applications Support Analyst
12 134 (3.23%) Junior
13 130 (3.13%) Consultant
13 130 (3.13%) WPF Developer
14 118 (2.84%) Python Developer
15 112 (2.70%) Project Manager
16 105 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
17 102 (2.46%) Excel Developer
18 101 (2.43%) Team Leader
19 97 (2.34%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (14.68%) .NET
2 415 (9.99%) WPF
3 258 (6.21%) Spring
4 199 (4.79%) WCF
5 183 (4.41%) XML
6 177 (4.26%) HTML
7 158 (3.80%) FIX Protocol
8 155 (3.73%) Middleware
9 119 (2.86%) ASP.NET
10 111 (2.67%) JMS
11 110 (2.65%) Rendezvous
12 102 (2.46%) Hibernate
12 102 (2.46%) WinForms
13 99 (2.38%) .NET Framework
14 90 (2.17%) J2EE
15 89 (2.14%) CSS
16 79 (1.90%) HTML5
17 72 (1.73%) JSP
17 72 (1.73%) Servlets
18 62 (1.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 896 (21.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 827 (19.91%) Derivative
3 696 (16.75%) Equities
4 689 (16.59%) Fixed Income
5 511 (12.30%) Computer Science
6 466 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
7 349 (8.40%) Hedge funds
8 310 (7.46%) Mathematics
9 204 (4.91%) Equity Derivative
10 136 (3.27%) Credit Risk
11 112 (2.70%) Physics
12 106 (2.55%) Market Risk
13 89 (2.14%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 75 (1.81%) Open Source
15 68 (1.64%) Credit Derivative
16 57 (1.37%) Reference Data
17 52 (1.25%) N-Tier
18 48 (1.16%) Grid Computing
19 46 (1.11%) Client/Server
20 35 (0.84%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 862 (20.75%) UNIX
2 595 (14.32%) Linux
3 440 (10.59%) Windows
4 65 (1.56%) Solaris
5 34 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 27 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.096%) Android
9 4 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.072%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.048%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.048%) AIX
12 1 (0.024%) HPUX
12 1 (0.024%) Debian
12 1 (0.024%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.024%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.024%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.024%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.024%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
2 761 (18.32%) Multithreading
3 588 (14.16%) Low Latency
4 511 (12.30%) OO
5 400 (9.63%) Risk Management
6 333 (8.02%) Electronic Trading
7 325 (7.82%) Asset Management
8 306 (7.37%) TDD
9 274 (6.60%) Business Analysis
10 270 (6.50%) Software Engineering
11 267 (6.43%) Investment Management
12 253 (6.09%) Analytics
13 247 (5.95%) Algorithmic Trading
14 239 (5.75%) Project Management
15 166 (4.00%) ITIL
16 152 (3.66%) E-Commerce
17 138 (3.32%) CRM
17 138 (3.32%) MVVM
18 134 (3.23%) Mentoring
19 130 (3.13%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1544 (37.17%) SQL
2 1470 (35.39%) Java
3 1050 (25.28%) C#
4 600 (14.44%) C++
5 476 (11.46%) Python
6 337 (8.11%) Perl
7 326 (7.85%) VBA
8 203 (4.89%) JavaScript
9 128 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 103 (2.48%) C
11 88 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 79 (1.90%) Scala
13 77 (1.85%) Shell Script
14 41 (0.99%) Delphi
15 37 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 34 (0.82%) VBScript
17 32 (0.77%) VB
18 28 (0.67%) Ruby
19 23 (0.55%) PowerShell
19 23 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 800 (19.26%) Degree
2 51 (1.23%) PhD
3 35 (0.84%) ISEB
4 32 (0.77%) PMI Certification
5 31 (0.75%) CFA
6 30 (0.72%) PMP
7 26 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.096%) OCA
10 4 (0.096%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.096%) MCSE
10 4 (0.096%) MOS
11 3 (0.072%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.072%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.072%) CCNA
11 3 (0.072%) MCP
12 2 (0.048%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.048%) CISA
12 2 (0.048%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (4.55%) QA
2 39 (0.94%) SLA
3 22 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
4 21 (0.51%) EMIR
5 11 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 10 (0.24%) MiFID
7 7 (0.17%) FATCA
7 7 (0.17%) CRD IV
8 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.072%) COREP
10 2 (0.048%) UCITS
10 2 (0.048%) Basel III
10 2 (0.048%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.024%) Basel II
11 1 (0.024%) FINREP
11 1 (0.024%) AIFMD
System Software
1 52 (1.25%) IMail Server
2 33 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 7 (0.17%) ClearTrust
7 2 (0.048%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.048%) XenApp
8 1 (0.024%) vSphere
8 1 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.024%) Docker
8 1 (0.024%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.024%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (0.24%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.22%) Control-M
5 5 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.12%) Puppet
6 4 (0.096%) Ansible
7 3 (0.072%) Nagios
8 2 (0.048%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.048%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.048%) SCCM
8 2 (0.048%) OpenView
9 1 (0.024%) Salt
9 1 (0.024%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.024%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.024%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.024%) SCOM
9 1 (0.024%) WSUS
9 1 (0.024%) Foglight
9 1 (0.024%) MOM
Vendors
1 437 (10.52%) Oracle
2 314 (7.56%) Sybase
3 289 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 211 (5.08%) Bloomberg
5 177 (4.26%) TIBCO
6 115 (2.77%) Fidessa
7 103 (2.48%) thinkFolio
8 95 (2.29%) Reuters
9 94 (2.26%) 29West
10 91 (2.19%) Charles River
11 71 (1.71%) Murex
12 66 (1.59%) Informatica
13 60 (1.44%) IBM
14 56 (1.35%) Calypso
15 52 (1.25%) ION Trading
16 40 (0.96%) SunGard
17 35 (0.84%) Red Hat
18 34 (0.82%) Business Objects
19 29 (0.70%) Jaspersoft
20 27 (0.65%) SAP
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Cash Allowance + Package + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS,LIFE INSURANCE,PENSION
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 3 days ago