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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 214 146 142
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -4
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1482 2052 2170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.95% 2.02%
As % of the General category 3.16% 4.41% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1256 1655 1840
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%

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
46867 46498 47017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.79% 44.14% 43.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37152 35875 38070
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 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -67 1455 £70,000 - 217
London -26 1382 £70,000 - 207
City of London -26 448 £70,000 -3.44% 91
South East -9 48 £67,500 +86.20% 1
Berkshire +7 19 £58,750 -2.08%
East Sussex -2 19 £150,000 +581.81%
Brighton -4 19 £150,000 +581.81%
Reading +2 17 £67,500 +12.50%
Scotland -1 14 £52,500 +7.69% 5
Glasgow +4 8 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England -3 7 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Edinburgh +2 6 £46,250 +5.71% 3
Bedfordshire +9 5 £35,000 +27.27%
Docklands, London -2 5 £37,500 -55.88% 2
South West -15 4 £42,500 -37.03% 3
West Midlands -35 4 £50,000 +25.00%
Bromley - 4 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire +7 3 £35,000 -3.44%
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Milton Keynes +2 3 £35,000 -3.44%
Cambridge +1 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Oxfordshire 0 3 £72,500 -
Mayfair -4 3 £75,000 +15.38%
North West -7 3 £32,500 +58.53% 3
Surrey -20 3 £45,000 -20.00% 1
Bedford - 3 £35,000 -
Oxford - 3 £72,500 -
Canary Wharf +3 2 £77,500 -35.41%
Luton +1 2 £27,500 -
Yorkshire -1 2 £40,000 +14.28%

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1561 (46.43%) Finance
2 1159 (34.47%) SQL
3 1152 (34.27%) Banking
4 1043 (31.02%) Java
5 918 (27.31%) C#
6 781 (23.23%) Investment Banking
7 658 (19.57%) Derivative
8 629 (18.71%) Fixed Income
9 593 (17.64%) UNIX
10 576 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
11 573 (17.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 519 (15.44%) Degree
13 511 (15.20%) Multithreading
14 508 (15.11%) .NET
15 498 (14.81%) SQL Server
16 457 (13.59%) Equities
17 450 (13.38%) C++
18 430 (12.79%) Linux
19 413 (12.28%) Windows
20 402 (11.96%) Oracle
21 400 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
22 368 (10.95%) Microsoft
23 364 (10.83%) OO
24 345 (10.26%) Low Latency
25 337 (10.02%) Back Office
26 316 (9.40%) WPF
27 311 (9.25%) Python
28 295 (8.77%) Computer Science
29 287 (8.54%) Asset Management
30 275 (8.18%) Risk Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (1.73%) Oracle Coherence
2 55 (1.64%) TIBCO EMS
3 54 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 34 (1.01%) JBoss
5 26 (0.77%) GemFire
6 24 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 22 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 22 (0.65%) Node.js
7 22 (0.65%) Apache
8 20 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.57%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.54%) Confluence
11 16 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
12 15 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 14 (0.42%) IIS
14 13 (0.39%) nginx
14 13 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 187 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 90 (2.68%) MS Office
3 37 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.18%) LaTeX
6 6 (0.18%) MS Project
7 2 (0.059%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.030%) SPSS
8 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 91 (2.71%) thinkFolio
2 40 (1.19%) ION MarketView
3 38 (1.13%) RMDS
3 38 (1.13%) LatentZero
4 31 (0.92%) SAP CRM
5 28 (0.83%) Markit EDM
6 20 (0.59%) Endur
7 15 (0.45%) SAP ERP
8 14 (0.42%) SAP SM
9 12 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
10 9 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
11 8 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
11 8 (0.24%) Summit
12 7 (0.21%) LongView
12 7 (0.21%) Rolfe and Nolan
13 6 (0.18%) Aligne
13 6 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
13 6 (0.18%) SAP SRM
14 5 (0.15%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 71 (2.11%) SaaS
2 13 (0.39%) GitHub
2 13 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.15%) CloudBees
4 2 (0.059%) Force.com
5 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.43%) Internet
2 43 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 24 (0.71%) FTP
3 24 (0.71%) Firewall
4 14 (0.42%) SMTP
5 13 (0.39%) WAN
5 13 (0.39%) SSL
6 9 (0.27%) HTTP
7 7 (0.21%) LAN
7 7 (0.21%) Multicast
8 5 (0.15%) Network Security
9 4 (0.12%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.12%) SSH
9 4 (0.12%) SAN
9 4 (0.12%) DHCP
9 4 (0.12%) DNS
9 4 (0.12%) Extranet
10 3 (0.089%) VoIP
11 2 (0.059%) LDAP
11 2 (0.059%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 162 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 84 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (2.14%) RDBMS
5 69 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (1.61%) Oracle Database
8 49 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 44 (1.31%) KDB
10 38 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (1.10%) Big Data
12 36 (1.07%) Hadoop
13 35 (1.04%) DB2
14 34 (1.01%) QlikView
15 28 (0.83%) OLAP
16 26 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 25 (0.74%) MongoDB
18 20 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (0.59%) MySQL
19 17 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (1.96%) Subversion
2 49 (1.46%) Visual Studio
3 47 (1.40%) Maven
4 41 (1.22%) JIRA
5 40 (1.19%) TeamCity
6 30 (0.89%) Git (software)
6 30 (0.89%) Eclipse
7 26 (0.77%) Jenkins
8 23 (0.68%) JUnit
9 18 (0.54%) NUnit
10 15 (0.45%) Ant
10 15 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (0.42%) Hudson
12 13 (0.39%) Artifactory
12 13 (0.39%) MSTest
13 10 (0.30%) Cucumber
13 10 (0.30%) FindBugs
14 9 (0.27%) Selenium
14 9 (0.27%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.18%) MSBuild
General
1 1561 (46.43%) Finance
2 1152 (34.27%) Banking
3 781 (23.23%) Investment Banking
4 337 (10.02%) Back Office
5 137 (4.07%) Financial Institution
6 91 (2.71%) Retail
7 59 (1.75%) Marketing
8 57 (1.70%) Legal
9 56 (1.67%) Retail Banking
10 34 (1.01%) Telecoms
11 17 (0.51%) Private Banking
12 16 (0.48%) Games
13 14 (0.42%) Music Industry
13 14 (0.42%) French Language
14 11 (0.33%) Billing
15 10 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.30%) German Language
16 8 (0.24%) Military
17 7 (0.21%) Manufacturing
18 6 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1633 (48.57%) Developer
2 865 (25.73%) Analyst
3 594 (17.67%) Java Developer
4 445 (13.24%) C# Developer
5 424 (12.61%) Support Analyst
6 390 (11.60%) Applications Support
7 323 (9.61%) Business Analyst
8 200 (5.95%) Applications Support Analyst
9 151 (4.49%) Senior Developer
10 145 (4.31%) Front Office Developer
11 140 (4.16%) C++ Developer
12 106 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 84 (2.50%) Quantitative Developer
14 82 (2.44%) Consultant
15 80 (2.38%) Programmer
15 80 (2.38%) .NET Developer
16 78 (2.32%) Junior
17 74 (2.20%) Team Leader
18 72 (2.14%) WPF Developer
19 70 (2.08%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (15.11%) .NET
2 316 (9.40%) WPF
3 214 (6.37%) FIX Protocol
4 172 (5.12%) XML
5 171 (5.09%) WCF
6 170 (5.06%) Spring
7 134 (3.99%) ASP.NET
8 125 (3.72%) HTML
9 118 (3.51%) Middleware
10 100 (2.97%) WinForms
11 90 (2.68%) JMS
12 82 (2.44%) Hibernate
13 74 (2.20%) .NET Framework
14 73 (2.17%) Web Services
14 73 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
15 68 (2.02%) HTML5
15 68 (2.02%) J2EE
16 62 (1.84%) SOAP
17 59 (1.75%) Rendezvous
18 52 (1.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 658 (19.57%) Derivative
2 629 (18.71%) Fixed Income
3 573 (17.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 457 (13.59%) Equities
5 400 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
6 295 (8.77%) Computer Science
7 243 (7.23%) Hedge funds
8 157 (4.67%) Equity Derivative
9 131 (3.90%) Mathematics
10 128 (3.81%) Credit Risk
11 92 (2.74%) Algorithms
12 83 (2.47%) Market Risk
13 80 (2.38%) Data Structures
14 59 (1.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 59 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
14 59 (1.75%) Management Information System
15 56 (1.67%) N-Tier
15 56 (1.67%) Open Source
16 51 (1.52%) Blackberry
16 51 (1.52%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 593 (17.64%) UNIX
2 430 (12.79%) Linux
3 413 (12.28%) Windows
4 63 (1.87%) Windows 7
5 34 (1.01%) Solaris
6 29 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.54%) Windows XP
8 17 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.27%) Android
11 6 (0.18%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.059%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.059%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.030%) AIX
14 1 (0.030%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
2 511 (15.20%) Multithreading
3 364 (10.83%) OO
4 345 (10.26%) Low Latency
5 287 (8.54%) Asset Management
6 275 (8.18%) Risk Management
7 251 (7.47%) TDD
8 234 (6.96%) ITIL
9 222 (6.60%) Analytics
10 218 (6.48%) Business Analysis
11 205 (6.10%) Investment Management
12 179 (5.32%) Algorithmic Trading
13 174 (5.18%) Electronic Trading
14 163 (4.85%) Software Engineering
15 153 (4.55%) Project Management
16 144 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
17 132 (3.93%) OOD
18 112 (3.33%) CRM
19 108 (3.21%) Business Intelligence
20 107 (3.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1159 (34.47%) SQL
2 1043 (31.02%) Java
3 918 (27.31%) C#
4 450 (13.38%) C++
5 311 (9.25%) Python
6 273 (8.12%) VBA
7 193 (5.74%) Perl
8 182 (5.41%) JavaScript
9 112 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 68 (2.02%) Shell Script
11 67 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 64 (1.90%) Scala
13 62 (1.84%) C
14 54 (1.61%) PowerShell
15 37 (1.10%) VBScript
16 35 (1.04%) VB
17 33 (0.98%) Bash Shell
18 26 (0.77%) Delphi
19 21 (0.62%) Groovy
20 19 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 519 (15.44%) Degree
2 37 (1.10%) MCP
2 37 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (1.07%) MCSE
4 32 (0.95%) PhD
4 32 (0.95%) PMI Certification
5 31 (0.92%) PMP
6 24 (0.71%) VCP4
7 20 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.36%) ISEB
9 9 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.24%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.12%) CFA
12 3 (0.089%) MBA
12 3 (0.089%) CCNA
12 3 (0.089%) ACCA
12 3 (0.089%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.059%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.030%) CCNP
14 1 (0.030%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.54%) QA
2 58 (1.73%) SLA
3 26 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
4 24 (0.71%) EMIR
5 18 (0.54%) CRD IV
6 16 (0.48%) Basel III
7 15 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.39%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.30%) COREP
10 9 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.24%) MiFID
11 8 (0.24%) FINREP
12 7 (0.21%) FATCA
13 6 (0.18%) RosettaNet
14 5 (0.15%) Basel II
15 1 (0.030%) GAAP
15 1 (0.030%) Data Quality
System Software
1 68 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.42%) IMail Server
3 11 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.12%) XenApp
6 2 (0.059%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.059%) ClearTrust
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.030%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.030%) GridGain
7 1 (0.030%) Docker
7 1 (0.030%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (0.51%) Puppet
2 16 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.42%) Ansible
4 13 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.15%) Control-M
7 4 (0.12%) Netcool
8 3 (0.089%) Nagios
8 3 (0.089%) WSUS
8 3 (0.089%) OpenView
8 3 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.089%) RTView
9 2 (0.059%) SCCM
9 2 (0.059%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.030%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.030%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.030%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.030%) Salt
Vendors
1 402 (11.96%) Oracle
2 368 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 209 (6.22%) Sybase
4 170 (5.06%) Bloomberg
5 145 (4.31%) TIBCO
6 77 (2.29%) Charles River
7 73 (2.17%) ION Trading
8 68 (2.02%) Reuters
9 66 (1.96%) Fidessa
10 58 (1.73%) IBM
11 54 (1.61%) 29West
12 52 (1.55%) SAP
13 50 (1.49%) Murex
14 47 (1.40%) Calypso
15 46 (1.37%) Informatica
16 39 (1.16%) DataSynapse
17 37 (1.10%) ServiceNow
18 34 (1.01%) FactSet
19 28 (0.83%) Tableau
20 27 (0.80%) Citrix
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £150000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £400.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + OTE £200,000 Uncapped + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago