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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 186 163 124
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -39
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1791 2032 2462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.73% 2.26%
As % of the General category 3.78% 3.92% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1474 1676 2059
Average salary £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-27.61% +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
47363 51876 46567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.33% 44.18% 42.80%
Number of salaries quoted 37328 40568 36968
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 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -9 1765 £67,500 -3.57% 229
London +2 1628 £70,000 - 210
City of London +3 468 £67,500 -3.57% 78
South East +40 97 £38,000 +8.57% 4
Brighton +38 56 £25,000 -
East Sussex +34 56 £25,000 -
Scotland -24 22 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Edinburgh +27 18 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East of England +23 17 £27,500 -57.69% 2
Berkshire +11 17 £77,500 +40.90%
Docklands, London +8 17 £78,750 +5.00% 3
West Midlands -6 16 £38,000 -24.00% 2
Reading -3 14 £40,000 -
Canary Wharf +5 13 £60,000 -29.41%
Cambridgeshire - 13 £27,500 - 2
Cambridge - 13 £27,500 - 2
Hampshire 0 8 £40,000 -15.78%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £35,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 8 £30,250 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +18 7 £35,000 +27.27%
Bedford - 7 £35,000 -
North West -5 6 £46,250 -24.48% 6
South West -6 5 £32,000 - 1
Surrey +7 4 - - 3
Mayfair +4 4 £77,500 +29.16%
Hertfordshire 0 4 - -
Birmingham -21 4 £50,000 - 2
Farnborough - 4 £40,000 -
Uxbridge - 3 £25,000 - 1

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1527 (46.73%) Finance
2 1122 (34.33%) SQL
3 1024 (31.33%) Banking
4 927 (28.37%) Java
5 886 (27.11%) C#
6 774 (23.68%) Derivative
7 738 (22.58%) Investment Banking
8 599 (18.33%) SQL Server
9 596 (18.24%) Fixed Income
10 566 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
11 564 (17.26%) UNIX
12 546 (16.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 542 (16.59%) Degree
14 539 (16.49%) .NET
15 528 (16.16%) Multithreading
16 496 (15.18%) Equities
17 425 (13.00%) Linux
18 416 (12.73%) Windows
19 409 (12.52%) C++
20 406 (12.42%) Oracle
21 380 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
22 372 (11.38%) Microsoft
23 369 (11.29%) Back Office
24 363 (11.11%) Low Latency
25 352 (10.77%) Python
26 348 (10.65%) Computer Science
27 334 (10.22%) Asset Management
28 332 (10.16%) WPF
29 296 (9.06%) OO
30 295 (9.03%) Hedge funds

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 38 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
2 33 (1.01%) MS Exchange
3 28 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 24 (0.73%) Apache Spark
5 21 (0.64%) Node.js
5 21 (0.64%) WebSphere
5 21 (0.64%) WebLogic
6 19 (0.58%) JBoss
7 17 (0.52%) Apache
8 14 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.40%) GemFire
10 10 (0.31%) Confluence
11 9 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.28%) IIS
12 7 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.21%) SugarCRM
12 7 (0.21%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.21%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 238 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 98 (3.00%) MS Office
3 22 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.15%) LaTeX
7 4 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.061%) MS Project
8 2 (0.061%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.031%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 104 (3.18%) thinkFolio
2 53 (1.62%) Markit EDM
3 45 (1.38%) RMDS
4 41 (1.25%) LatentZero
5 40 (1.22%) ION MarketView
6 30 (0.92%) Endur
7 25 (0.76%) SimCorp Dimension
8 19 (0.58%) SAP CRM
9 17 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
10 13 (0.40%) TIBCO iProcess
10 13 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
11 12 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
12 11 (0.34%) SAP SRM
12 11 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.21%) Rolfe and Nolan
13 7 (0.21%) Sage CRM
14 6 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
14 6 (0.18%) LongView
14 6 (0.18%) Adaptiv
15 5 (0.15%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 107 (3.27%) SaaS
2 4 (0.12%) Office 365
2 4 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.12%) Force.com
3 3 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.092%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.092%) GitHub
4 1 (0.031%) Boomi
4 1 (0.031%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.48%) Internet
2 49 (1.50%) SMTP
3 47 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 32 (0.98%) FTP
5 30 (0.92%) WAN
6 22 (0.67%) LAN
7 18 (0.55%) Firewall
8 16 (0.49%) SSL
9 12 (0.37%) DNS
9 12 (0.37%) VoIP
10 11 (0.34%) HTTP
11 10 (0.31%) DHCP
12 6 (0.18%) Diameter Protocol
12 6 (0.18%) SNMP
12 6 (0.18%) VLAN
13 5 (0.15%) SAN
14 4 (0.12%) Intranet
14 4 (0.12%) Network Security
14 4 (0.12%) NAS
15 3 (0.092%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 599 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 160 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 125 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (2.23%) RDBMS
6 72 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 68 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (1.41%) KDB
9 40 (1.22%) Big Data
9 40 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 37 (1.13%) Hadoop
11 34 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 34 (1.04%) MySQL
12 32 (0.98%) OLAP
13 31 (0.95%) DB2
14 29 (0.89%) NoSQL
15 24 (0.73%) QlikView
16 20 (0.61%) MongoDB
17 17 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 61 (1.87%) Visual Studio
2 47 (1.44%) TeamCity
3 43 (1.32%) Subversion
4 34 (1.04%) NUnit
4 34 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 33 (1.01%) JUnit
6 32 (0.98%) Maven
7 26 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (0.64%) JIRA
9 20 (0.61%) Git (software)
9 20 (0.61%) Jenkins
10 19 (0.58%) Moq
10 19 (0.58%) MSTest
11 12 (0.37%) Selenium
12 11 (0.34%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.31%) JBehave
13 10 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
14 9 (0.28%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.24%) Gradle
16 7 (0.21%) ClearCase
General
1 1527 (46.73%) Finance
2 1024 (31.33%) Banking
3 738 (22.58%) Investment Banking
4 369 (11.29%) Back Office
5 160 (4.90%) Financial Institution
6 121 (3.70%) Retail
7 85 (2.60%) Retail Banking
8 68 (2.08%) Legal
9 67 (2.05%) Marketing
10 24 (0.73%) Games
11 22 (0.67%) Telecoms
12 19 (0.58%) Private Banking
13 16 (0.49%) German Language
14 14 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
14 14 (0.43%) French Language
15 12 (0.37%) Dutch Language
16 7 (0.21%) Music Industry
16 7 (0.21%) Publishing
17 6 (0.18%) Local Government
18 4 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1550 (47.43%) Developer
2 879 (26.90%) Analyst
3 498 (15.24%) Java Developer
4 457 (13.98%) C# Developer
5 398 (12.18%) Support Analyst
6 376 (11.51%) Applications Support
7 317 (9.70%) Business Analyst
8 172 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
9 165 (5.05%) Senior Developer
10 136 (4.16%) C++ Developer
11 118 (3.61%) Front Office Developer
12 113 (3.46%) Consultant
12 113 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
13 107 (3.27%) .NET Developer
14 80 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
15 79 (2.42%) Programmer
16 70 (2.14%) Project Manager
16 70 (2.14%) Desktop Support
17 67 (2.05%) Quantitative Developer
18 65 (1.99%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 539 (16.49%) .NET
2 332 (10.16%) WPF
3 243 (7.44%) FIX Protocol
4 213 (6.52%) WCF
5 184 (5.63%) XML
6 151 (4.62%) HTML
7 146 (4.47%) ASP.NET
8 117 (3.58%) Spring
9 112 (3.43%) Web Services
10 94 (2.88%) Middleware
11 88 (2.69%) HTML5
12 84 (2.57%) .NET Framework
13 83 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 81 (2.48%) WinForms
15 74 (2.26%) JMS
16 70 (2.14%) SOAP
16 70 (2.14%) AngularJS
17 58 (1.77%) XSLT
18 56 (1.71%) TIBCO EMS
19 54 (1.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 774 (23.68%) Derivative
2 596 (18.24%) Fixed Income
3 546 (16.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 496 (15.18%) Equities
5 380 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
6 348 (10.65%) Computer Science
7 295 (9.03%) Hedge funds
8 161 (4.93%) Equity Derivative
9 154 (4.71%) Mathematics
10 117 (3.58%) Data Structures
11 109 (3.34%) Algorithms
12 93 (2.85%) Credit Risk
13 71 (2.17%) Credit Derivative
14 67 (2.05%) Blackberry
15 62 (1.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 57 (1.74%) Market Risk
17 56 (1.71%) Management Information System
18 52 (1.59%) Spread Betting
19 45 (1.38%) N-Tier
20 43 (1.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 564 (17.26%) UNIX
2 425 (13.00%) Linux
3 416 (12.73%) Windows
4 80 (2.45%) Windows 7
5 27 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.52%) Solaris
8 12 (0.37%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.061%) Android
14 2 (0.061%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.031%) AIX
15 1 (0.031%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
2 528 (16.16%) Multithreading
3 363 (11.11%) Low Latency
4 334 (10.22%) Asset Management
5 296 (9.06%) OO
6 284 (8.69%) Risk Management
7 277 (8.48%) TDD
8 256 (7.83%) Investment Management
9 227 (6.95%) ITIL
10 220 (6.73%) Analytics
11 208 (6.36%) Business Analysis
12 181 (5.54%) Electronic Trading
13 175 (5.35%) Algorithmic Trading
14 174 (5.32%) Project Management
15 147 (4.50%) Software Engineering
16 136 (4.16%) Service Delivery
17 130 (3.98%) CRM
18 124 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
19 123 (3.76%) OOD
20 122 (3.73%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1122 (34.33%) SQL
2 927 (28.37%) Java
3 886 (27.11%) C#
4 409 (12.52%) C++
5 352 (10.77%) Python
6 251 (7.68%) VBA
7 221 (6.76%) Perl
8 203 (6.21%) JavaScript
9 135 (4.13%) T-SQL
10 90 (2.75%) Shell Script
11 70 (2.14%) Scala
12 58 (1.77%) PowerShell
13 47 (1.44%) PL/SQL
14 43 (1.32%) C
15 31 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 29 (0.89%) VB
17 21 (0.64%) Haskell
18 17 (0.52%) F#
19 16 (0.49%) VB.NET
19 16 (0.49%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 542 (16.59%) Degree
2 55 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (1.65%) MCP
4 53 (1.62%) MCSE
5 51 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 50 (1.53%) PMP
7 37 (1.13%) PhD
8 14 (0.43%) ISEB
9 12 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.21%) Postgraduate
11 6 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.18%) CCNA
12 5 (0.15%) MBA
13 4 (0.12%) ACCA
13 4 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.092%) CIMA
15 2 (0.061%) ISTQB
16 1 (0.031%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.82%) QA
2 48 (1.47%) SLA
3 29 (0.89%) Solvency II
4 20 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.55%) EMIR
5 18 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
6 17 (0.52%) CRD IV
7 11 (0.34%) RosettaNet
7 11 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.28%) Basel III
9 8 (0.24%) FATCA
9 8 (0.24%) MiFID
10 6 (0.18%) COREP
10 6 (0.18%) FINREP
11 4 (0.12%) Basel II
12 2 (0.061%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.031%) GAAP
13 1 (0.031%) AIFMD
System Software
1 93 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 43 (1.32%) IMail Server
3 19 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.031%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.031%) Xen
6 1 (0.031%) Varnish
6 1 (0.031%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 7 (0.21%) Control-M
2 6 (0.18%) WSUS
3 5 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.15%) SCCM
4 4 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.12%) Nagios
4 4 (0.12%) Puppet
5 3 (0.092%) Ansible
5 3 (0.092%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.092%) Oozie
6 1 (0.031%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.031%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.031%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 406 (12.42%) Oracle
2 372 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 208 (6.36%) Sybase
4 140 (4.28%) Bloomberg
5 132 (4.04%) TIBCO
6 88 (2.69%) Charles River
7 77 (2.36%) Fidessa
8 74 (2.26%) Reuters
9 72 (2.20%) ION Trading
10 60 (1.84%) ServiceNow
11 44 (1.35%) Murex
12 43 (1.32%) SAP
13 41 (1.25%) Solace
14 38 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
15 35 (1.07%) SimCorp
16 32 (0.98%) Informatica
17 31 (0.95%) HP
18 29 (0.89%) VMware
19 27 (0.83%) IBM
20 26 (0.80%) Sophis
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + substantial bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
Spheria Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary package + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Resource Management
Salary: benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + BONUS
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus & substantial benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + 30% bonuses
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ThinkForex
Salary: 45K to 55K GBP per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Mandara Capital
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: Yesterday