The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 159 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
-38 0
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2180 2533 2744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.80% 2.28% 2.18%
As % of the General category 4.08% 5.27% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1757 2088 2263
Average salary £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
53380 48088 56462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.00% 43.31% 44.92%
Number of salaries quoted 41308 38041 47449
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 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 2115 £70,000 -3.44% 240
London -17 2024 £72,500 -3.33% 230
City of London -18 696 £72,500 -3.33% 117
South East -21 60 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Scotland -24 50 £52,500 +16.66% 8
Glasgow -28 28 £55,000 +12.82% 5
Surrey +8 20 £67,500 +17.39% 4
East Sussex - 17 £24,250 -
Brighton - 17 £24,250 -
Chertsey - 16 - - 2
Docklands, London +5 12 £72,500 -7.93% 2
West Midlands +10 11 £100,000 +185.71% 2
Birmingham +8 11 £100,000 +185.71% 2
Edinburgh -21 11 £43,750 +25.00%
Canary Wharf -21 11 £100,000 +5.26%
Berkshire 0 10 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Reading +5 7 - -
North West -3 7 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Hampshire 0 5 £47,500 -5.00%
East of England -12 5 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £27,500 -
Manchester -1 4 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Oxfordshire -8 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - -
Luton - 4 £27,500 -
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £36,250 -9.37%
Stirling -4 3 - - 1
Winchester -5 3 £47,500 -5.00%
Mayfair -6 3 £65,000 -45.83%

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1902 (46.35%) Finance
2 1456 (35.48%) SQL
3 1347 (32.82%) Java
4 1346 (32.80%) Banking
5 1113 (27.12%) C#
6 1028 (25.05%) Derivative
7 861 (20.98%) Degree
8 827 (20.15%) Investment Banking
9 826 (20.13%) Equities
10 799 (19.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 783 (19.08%) UNIX
12 778 (18.96%) Fixed Income
13 646 (15.74%) .NET
14 619 (15.08%) Multithreading
15 617 (15.03%) SQL Server
16 604 (14.72%) Linux
17 558 (13.60%) Computer Science
18 541 (13.18%) C++
19 516 (12.57%) WPF
20 508 (12.38%) Oracle
21 483 (11.77%) Windows
22 472 (11.50%) Back Office
23 460 (11.21%) Risk Management
24 453 (11.04%) OO
24 453 (11.04%) Low Latency
25 421 (10.26%) Python
26 415 (10.11%) Hedge funds
27 399 (9.72%) Asset Management
28 376 (9.16%) Algorithmic Trading
29 349 (8.50%) Investment Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (1.17%) TIBCO EMS
2 42 (1.02%) WebSphere
3 37 (0.90%) Tomcat
4 33 (0.80%) Confluence
5 27 (0.66%) IIS
6 24 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
7 22 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 20 (0.49%) Apache
8 20 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
9 18 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 17 (0.41%) SharePoint
11 15 (0.37%) GemFire
12 12 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.24%) Node.js
15 6 (0.15%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.097%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2013
17 3 (0.073%) Mule
Applications
1 184 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 138 (3.36%) MS Office
3 33 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.41%) MS Project
6 11 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.024%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 72 (1.75%) Markit EDM
2 70 (1.71%) LatentZero
3 39 (0.95%) ION MarketView
4 24 (0.58%) Summit
5 19 (0.46%) Oracle BRM
6 17 (0.41%) Endur
7 15 (0.37%) Front Arena
8 12 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
8 12 (0.29%) SAP CRM
9 11 (0.27%) RMDS
10 7 (0.17%) Adaptiv
10 7 (0.17%) Brady Trinity
11 6 (0.15%) Kondor+
11 6 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
12 5 (0.12%) Eikon
12 5 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.12%) Global One
13 4 (0.097%) LongView
14 3 (0.073%) SimCorp Dimension
14 3 (0.073%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.73%) SaaS
2 10 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.024%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 95 (2.31%) TCP/IP
2 48 (1.17%) Internet
3 24 (0.58%) HTTP
4 21 (0.51%) FTP
5 18 (0.44%) SAN
6 16 (0.39%) Firewall
7 13 (0.32%) SMTP
8 12 (0.29%) DHCP
8 12 (0.29%) NAS
9 10 (0.24%) VoIP
10 9 (0.22%) Intranet
10 9 (0.22%) DNS
11 8 (0.19%) Multicast
12 7 (0.17%) LDAP
13 6 (0.15%) BGP
14 5 (0.12%) WAN
15 4 (0.097%) LAN
15 4 (0.097%) Kerberos
15 4 (0.097%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.073%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 617 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 149 (3.63%) Relational Database
3 142 (3.46%) KDB
4 110 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 106 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 56 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 46 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 42 (1.02%) Big Data
11 38 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 36 (0.88%) DB2
13 34 (0.83%) Oracle Database
14 31 (0.76%) MySQL
15 29 (0.71%) Data Mining
16 27 (0.66%) NoSQL
17 25 (0.61%) MongoDB
18 23 (0.56%) MS Access
19 19 (0.46%) RavenDB
20 18 (0.44%) HBase
Development Applications
1 76 (1.85%) JUnit
2 74 (1.80%) NUnit
3 68 (1.66%) Maven
4 66 (1.61%) Subversion
5 55 (1.34%) JIRA
6 41 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 40 (0.97%) Eclipse
8 39 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (0.88%) Visual Studio
10 26 (0.63%) Selenium
10 26 (0.63%) TeamCity
11 21 (0.51%) Mockito
12 20 (0.49%) Jenkins
13 19 (0.46%) Ant
14 17 (0.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 16 (0.39%) jMock
15 16 (0.39%) Git (software)
16 15 (0.37%) MSBuild
16 15 (0.37%) Hudson
17 13 (0.32%) Gradle
General
1 1902 (46.35%) Finance
2 1346 (32.80%) Banking
3 827 (20.15%) Investment Banking
4 472 (11.50%) Back Office
5 155 (3.78%) Retail
6 114 (2.78%) Retail Banking
7 109 (2.66%) Financial Institution
8 82 (2.00%) Marketing
9 67 (1.63%) Legal
10 60 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 38 (0.93%) Games
12 35 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
13 24 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 21 (0.51%) Billing
15 20 (0.49%) French Language
15 20 (0.49%) Music Industry
16 16 (0.39%) Private Banking
17 15 (0.37%) Publishing
18 13 (0.32%) German Language
18 13 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1977 (48.17%) Developer
2 1081 (26.34%) Analyst
3 719 (17.52%) Java Developer
4 570 (13.89%) C# Developer
5 516 (12.57%) Business Analyst
6 416 (10.14%) Support Analyst
7 403 (9.82%) Applications Support
8 232 (5.65%) Applications Support Analyst
9 222 (5.41%) Front Office Developer
10 220 (5.36%) Senior Developer
11 175 (4.26%) C++ Developer
12 139 (3.39%) WPF Developer
13 110 (2.68%) Project Manager
14 108 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
15 104 (2.53%) Consultant
16 102 (2.49%) .NET Developer
17 93 (2.27%) Quantitative Developer
18 91 (2.22%) Architect
18 91 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
19 90 (2.19%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (15.74%) .NET
2 516 (12.57%) WPF
3 253 (6.16%) Spring
4 232 (5.65%) WCF
5 218 (5.31%) WinForms
6 199 (4.85%) XML
7 171 (4.17%) ASP.NET
8 170 (4.14%) HTML
9 113 (2.75%) Middleware
10 104 (2.53%) CSS
11 92 (2.24%) Hibernate
12 89 (2.17%) .NET Framework
13 87 (2.12%) STL
14 82 (2.00%) HTML5
15 79 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
16 77 (1.88%) J2EE
17 71 (1.73%) LINQ
18 65 (1.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 59 (1.44%) Rendezvous
20 53 (1.29%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1028 (25.05%) Derivative
2 826 (20.13%) Equities
3 799 (19.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 778 (18.96%) Fixed Income
5 558 (13.60%) Computer Science
6 415 (10.11%) Hedge funds
7 343 (8.36%) Equity Derivative
8 307 (7.48%) Mathematics
9 133 (3.24%) Credit Derivative
10 118 (2.88%) Physics
11 89 (2.17%) Credit Risk
12 88 (2.14%) Market Risk
13 78 (1.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 73 (1.78%) Client/Server
15 66 (1.61%) Grid Computing
16 59 (1.44%) N-Tier
17 56 (1.36%) Management Information System
18 45 (1.10%) Blackberry
19 43 (1.05%) Open Source
20 37 (0.90%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 783 (19.08%) UNIX
2 604 (14.72%) Linux
3 483 (11.77%) Windows
4 94 (2.29%) Solaris
5 58 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 42 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.34%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.29%) Windows CE
9 12 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.12%) HPUX
11 4 (0.097%) CentOS
12 3 (0.073%) SUSE
12 3 (0.073%) AIX
13 2 (0.049%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.049%) Android
14 1 (0.024%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (15.08%) Multithreading
2 460 (11.21%) Risk Management
3 453 (11.04%) OO
3 453 (11.04%) Low Latency
4 399 (9.72%) Asset Management
5 376 (9.16%) Algorithmic Trading
6 349 (8.50%) Investment Management
7 330 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
8 329 (8.02%) Electronic Trading
9 302 (7.36%) Business Analysis
10 288 (7.02%) TDD
11 285 (6.94%) Analytics
12 250 (6.09%) Software Engineering
13 248 (6.04%) Project Management
14 205 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 170 (4.14%) Migration
16 154 (3.75%) Scrum
17 151 (3.68%) ITIL
18 137 (3.34%) E-Commerce
19 127 (3.09%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1456 (35.48%) SQL
2 1347 (32.82%) Java
3 1113 (27.12%) C#
4 541 (13.18%) C++
5 421 (10.26%) Python
6 292 (7.12%) Perl
7 243 (5.92%) VBA
8 162 (3.95%) JavaScript
9 111 (2.70%) C
10 89 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 78 (1.90%) T-SQL
12 73 (1.78%) Scala
13 60 (1.46%) Bash Shell
14 58 (1.41%) VBScript
15 53 (1.29%) PowerShell
16 47 (1.15%) VB
17 44 (1.07%) PL/SQL
18 41 (1.00%) Delphi
19 38 (0.93%) Clojure
20 31 (0.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 861 (20.98%) Degree
2 98 (2.39%) PMP
2 98 (2.39%) PMI Certification
3 47 (1.15%) PhD
4 34 (0.83%) ISEB
5 26 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 24 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (0.58%) CFA
7 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.17%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.17%) MCP
9 6 (0.15%) MOS
9 6 (0.15%) IIBA
10 5 (0.12%) OCA
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.12%) MCSE
11 4 (0.097%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.097%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.073%) MCAD
13 2 (0.049%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (5.12%) QA
2 63 (1.54%) Solvency II
3 40 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
3 40 (0.97%) EMIR
4 26 (0.63%) SLA
4 26 (0.63%) COBIT
5 21 (0.51%) CRD IV
6 18 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.37%) Basel III
8 13 (0.32%) MiFID
9 11 (0.27%) COREP
10 6 (0.15%) Basel II
11 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.097%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.097%) FATCA
13 1 (0.024%) FINREP
13 1 (0.024%) IAS 39
13 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.32%) IMail Server
4 8 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 7 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.097%) NFS
7 3 (0.073%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.024%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.024%) XenApp
8 1 (0.024%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
1 26 (0.63%) Control-M
2 23 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.19%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.17%) YUM
5 6 (0.15%) Nagios
5 6 (0.15%) SCCM
6 5 (0.12%) CFEngine
7 4 (0.097%) Puppet
7 4 (0.097%) SCOM
7 4 (0.097%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.073%) MOM
9 2 (0.049%) Zenoss
9 2 (0.049%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.049%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.024%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.024%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.024%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 508 (12.38%) Oracle
2 323 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 299 (7.29%) Sybase
4 193 (4.70%) Bloomberg
5 161 (3.92%) TIBCO
6 123 (3.00%) Fidessa
7 116 (2.83%) Reuters
8 114 (2.78%) thinkFolio
9 113 (2.75%) ION Trading
10 105 (2.56%) Charles River
11 100 (2.44%) Murex
12 61 (1.49%) Calypso
13 57 (1.39%) Red Hat
14 54 (1.32%) SunGard
15 46 (1.12%) Informatica
16 41 (1.00%) IBM
17 37 (0.90%) SAP
18 36 (0.88%) HP
19 34 (0.83%) 29West
20 29 (0.71%) Citrix
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Other
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £90000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Astbury Marsden
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Extensive benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago