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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 176 166 124
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -42
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1912 2080 2551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.78% 2.35%
As % of the General category 3.91% 4.04% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1612 1795 2108
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-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
48849 51537 48023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.58% 44.01% 44.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38748 39990 37836
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -7 1891 £70,000 - 270
London -2 1770 £70,000 -3.44% 262
City of London +2 584 £70,000 - 122
South East -8 61 £25,000 -28.57% 2
Brighton +1 42 £25,000 -
East Sussex 0 42 £25,000 -
East of England +17 21 £26,250 -59.61%
West Midlands +4 18 £37,750 -24.50%
Scotland -23 18 £52,500 +10.52% 4
Cambridge - 18 £25,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 18 £25,000 -
Docklands, London +11 17 £87,500 +9.37% 1
Berkshire +19 12 £66,250 +20.45%
Wolverhampton - 10 £23,000 -
Reading +5 9 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire +7 8 £42,500 +123.68%
East Midlands +4 8 £42,500 -5.55% 1
North West -3 8 £25,000 -50.00% 4
Glasgow -8 8 £65,000 +36.84%
Brackley - 8 £42,500 -
Edinburgh +2 7 £51,250 +36.66% 3
Birmingham -10 7 £50,000 +11.11%
Mayfair -2 5 £100,000 +166.66%
Canary Wharf +7 4 £75,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £22,500 -
Uxbridge - 4 £25,000 -
Oxfordshire +6 3 £97,500 +129.41%
Manchester +6 3 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Hampshire +6 3 £40,000 -20.00%
South West - 3 £40,000 - 1

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1662 (45.32%) Finance
2 1371 (37.39%) SQL
3 1132 (30.87%) Banking
4 1056 (28.80%) Java
5 1003 (27.35%) C#
6 882 (24.05%) Derivative
7 751 (20.48%) Investment Banking
8 692 (18.87%) UNIX
9 666 (18.16%) SQL Server
10 641 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
11 640 (17.45%) Fixed Income
12 618 (16.85%) Degree
13 608 (16.58%) Equities
14 584 (15.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 577 (15.73%) .NET
16 522 (14.24%) Multithreading
17 520 (14.18%) Linux
18 488 (13.31%) Oracle
19 463 (12.63%) C++
20 457 (12.46%) Python
21 442 (12.05%) Computer Science
22 434 (11.84%) Windows
23 425 (11.59%) Back Office
24 396 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
25 382 (10.42%) WPF
26 381 (10.39%) Microsoft
27 366 (9.98%) Low Latency
28 361 (9.84%) Risk Management
29 360 (9.82%) Asset Management
30 319 (8.70%) Hedge funds

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 30 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
2 28 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 27 (0.74%) WebLogic
4 23 (0.63%) Apache Spark
5 22 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 21 (0.57%) Node.js
7 19 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.44%) JBoss
9 15 (0.41%) Apache
10 14 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.30%) SugarCRM
11 11 (0.30%) Apache Pig
12 10 (0.27%) IIS
13 7 (0.19%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.19%) SAS
13 7 (0.19%) GemFire
13 7 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.16%) Confluence
14 6 (0.16%) CMS
Applications
1 284 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 118 (3.22%) MS Office
3 22 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.19%) MS Project
6 4 (0.11%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.027%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.027%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 121 (3.30%) thinkFolio
2 73 (1.99%) Markit EDM
3 43 (1.17%) LatentZero
4 39 (1.06%) ION MarketView
5 36 (0.98%) RMDS
6 30 (0.82%) Endur
7 28 (0.76%) SimCorp Dimension
8 22 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
9 18 (0.49%) SAP CRM
10 14 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
11 11 (0.30%) Sage CRM
12 10 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
12 10 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
13 9 (0.25%) SAP SRM
13 9 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
14 7 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
15 6 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
15 6 (0.16%) Capstone
15 6 (0.16%) Sentinel
15 6 (0.16%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 111 (3.03%) SaaS
2 6 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.11%) Force.com
3 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.11%) Office 365
4 2 (0.055%) IaaS
4 2 (0.055%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.055%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.027%) PaaS
5 1 (0.027%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.48%) Internet
2 72 (1.96%) SMTP
3 67 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 39 (1.06%) FTP
5 25 (0.68%) WAN
6 24 (0.65%) LAN
7 18 (0.49%) DNS
8 17 (0.46%) VoIP
9 15 (0.41%) SSL
10 12 (0.33%) SNMP
10 12 (0.33%) Diameter Protocol
11 10 (0.27%) HTTP
11 10 (0.27%) DHCP
12 9 (0.25%) Firewall
13 8 (0.22%) Intranet
14 6 (0.16%) VLAN
15 5 (0.14%) Wireless
15 5 (0.14%) SAN
16 4 (0.11%) VPN
16 4 (0.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 666 (18.16%) SQL Server
2 204 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 178 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 97 (2.65%) RDBMS
6 84 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 80 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 60 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 57 (1.55%) KDB
10 48 (1.31%) Big Data
11 46 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
12 42 (1.15%) NoSQL
13 41 (1.12%) Oracle Database
14 40 (1.09%) Hadoop
15 36 (0.98%) MySQL
16 33 (0.90%) OLAP
16 33 (0.90%) MongoDB
17 29 (0.79%) DB2
18 28 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
19 27 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 51 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (1.34%) JUnit
4 48 (1.31%) Maven
5 43 (1.17%) Subversion
5 43 (1.17%) TeamCity
6 35 (0.95%) NUnit
7 30 (0.82%) Moq
8 25 (0.68%) Eclipse
9 24 (0.65%) Git (software)
10 22 (0.60%) JIRA
11 21 (0.57%) Jenkins
12 19 (0.52%) Selenium
13 18 (0.49%) JBehave
13 18 (0.49%) Cucumber
14 17 (0.46%) FitNesse
14 17 (0.46%) SpecFlow
15 12 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
16 11 (0.30%) MSTest
17 9 (0.25%) Ant
General
1 1662 (45.32%) Finance
2 1132 (30.87%) Banking
3 751 (20.48%) Investment Banking
4 425 (11.59%) Back Office
5 155 (4.23%) Retail
6 142 (3.87%) Financial Institution
7 89 (2.43%) Retail Banking
8 69 (1.88%) Legal
9 55 (1.50%) Marketing
10 26 (0.71%) Games
11 21 (0.57%) German Language
12 20 (0.55%) Telecoms
13 19 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
14 18 (0.49%) Dutch Language
15 14 (0.38%) Private Banking
16 10 (0.27%) French Language
17 9 (0.25%) Publishing
18 8 (0.22%) Manufacturing
19 6 (0.16%) Local Government
20 2 (0.055%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1672 (45.60%) Developer
2 992 (27.05%) Analyst
3 518 (14.13%) Java Developer
4 468 (12.76%) Applications Support
5 465 (12.68%) C# Developer
6 442 (12.05%) Support Analyst
7 330 (9.00%) Business Analyst
8 210 (5.73%) Applications Support Analyst
9 204 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 169 (4.61%) C++ Developer
11 140 (3.82%) Front Office Developer
12 121 (3.30%) Consultant
13 110 (3.00%) Project Manager
14 92 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
15 90 (2.45%) .NET Developer
16 89 (2.43%) Programmer
17 82 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
18 81 (2.21%) Lead Developer
19 80 (2.18%) Excel Developer
20 79 (2.15%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 577 (15.73%) .NET
2 382 (10.42%) WPF
3 283 (7.72%) FIX Protocol
4 213 (5.81%) WCF
4 213 (5.81%) XML
5 181 (4.94%) HTML
6 161 (4.39%) Spring
7 147 (4.01%) ASP.NET
8 129 (3.52%) Web Services
9 121 (3.30%) Middleware
10 117 (3.19%) HTML5
11 96 (2.62%) WinForms
12 84 (2.29%) .NET Framework
13 81 (2.21%) AngularJS
14 77 (2.10%) SOAP
15 63 (1.72%) STL
15 63 (1.72%) XSLT
16 62 (1.69%) REST
17 61 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 61 (1.66%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 882 (24.05%) Derivative
2 640 (17.45%) Fixed Income
3 608 (16.58%) Equities
4 584 (15.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 442 (12.05%) Computer Science
6 396 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
7 319 (8.70%) Hedge funds
8 239 (6.52%) Mathematics
9 223 (6.08%) Equity Derivative
10 142 (3.87%) Data Structures
10 142 (3.87%) Algorithms
11 116 (3.16%) Credit Risk
12 90 (2.45%) Management Information System
13 81 (2.21%) Physics
14 79 (2.15%) Market Risk
15 70 (1.91%) Credit Derivative
16 57 (1.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 50 (1.36%) Blackberry
18 49 (1.34%) User Experience
19 45 (1.23%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 692 (18.87%) UNIX
2 520 (14.18%) Linux
3 434 (11.84%) Windows
4 80 (2.18%) Windows 7
5 22 (0.60%) Solaris
6 19 (0.52%) Windows XP
6 19 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.14%) Android
11 4 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.082%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.082%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.027%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.027%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (14.24%) Multithreading
3 366 (9.98%) Low Latency
4 361 (9.84%) Risk Management
5 360 (9.82%) Asset Management
6 296 (8.07%) Investment Management
7 294 (8.02%) OO
8 285 (7.77%) TDD
9 268 (7.31%) Analytics
10 240 (6.54%) Electronic Trading
11 230 (6.27%) Business Analysis
12 222 (6.05%) ITIL
13 206 (5.62%) Project Management
14 201 (5.48%) SDLC
15 190 (5.18%) Software Engineering
16 163 (4.45%) Algorithmic Trading
17 146 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
18 133 (3.63%) Scrum
18 133 (3.63%) Service Delivery
19 130 (3.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1371 (37.39%) SQL
2 1056 (28.80%) Java
3 1003 (27.35%) C#
4 463 (12.63%) C++
5 457 (12.46%) Python
6 279 (7.61%) VBA
7 264 (7.20%) Perl
8 221 (6.03%) JavaScript
9 174 (4.75%) T-SQL
10 121 (3.30%) Scala
11 110 (3.00%) Shell Script
12 71 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 47 (1.28%) C
13 47 (1.28%) Bash Shell
14 44 (1.20%) PowerShell
15 38 (1.04%) VB
16 37 (1.01%) Haskell
17 21 (0.57%) F#
18 20 (0.55%) MATLAB
19 13 (0.35%) Korn
Qualifications
1 618 (16.85%) Degree
2 64 (1.75%) PMI Certification
3 61 (1.66%) PMP
4 49 (1.34%) PhD
5 38 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (1.01%) MCP
7 36 (0.98%) MCSE
8 20 (0.55%) ISEB
9 12 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.22%) Postgraduate
11 7 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.14%) CCNA
12 5 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.082%) CFA
14 3 (0.082%) MBA
14 3 (0.082%) IIBA
15 2 (0.055%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.055%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (4.85%) QA
2 36 (0.98%) SLA
3 34 (0.93%) Solvency II
4 31 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (0.76%) CRD IV
6 27 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
7 25 (0.68%) EMIR
8 21 (0.57%) MiFID
9 9 (0.25%) RosettaNet
10 8 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.16%) COREP
11 6 (0.16%) FINREP
11 6 (0.16%) Basel III
12 4 (0.11%) AIFMD
13 3 (0.082%) FATCA
14 1 (0.027%) UCITS
14 1 (0.027%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.027%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 1 (0.027%) Basel II
System Software
1 74 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 60 (1.64%) IMail Server
3 21 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.055%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.055%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.055%) vSphere
7 1 (0.027%) Varnish
7 1 (0.027%) HDFS
7 1 (0.027%) Xen
7 1 (0.027%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (0.25%) Control-M
3 7 (0.19%) SCCM
4 6 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.11%) Nagios
5 4 (0.11%) WSUS
6 3 (0.082%) Oozie
7 1 (0.027%) OpenView
7 1 (0.027%) Puppet
7 1 (0.027%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.027%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 488 (13.31%) Oracle
2 381 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 254 (6.93%) Sybase
4 123 (3.35%) Bloomberg
5 111 (3.03%) TIBCO
6 86 (2.35%) Charles River
7 70 (1.91%) Reuters
8 68 (1.85%) Fidessa
9 66 (1.80%) Murex
10 64 (1.75%) ION Trading
11 44 (1.20%) ServiceNow
12 42 (1.15%) SimCorp
13 39 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
14 34 (0.93%) SAP
14 34 (0.93%) Solace
15 28 (0.76%) HP
16 25 (0.68%) Sun
16 25 (0.68%) Sophis
16 25 (0.68%) VMware
16 25 (0.68%) OpenLink
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + 30% bonuses
Posted: 59 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS OTE £200000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £85k + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
DCM Select
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Red10
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Cognizant
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £85000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: Yesterday