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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 182 146 152
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +6
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1901 2190 2218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.97% 1.93%
As % of the General category 3.81% 4.51% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1651 1820 1906
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +9.82%

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
49877 48555 50343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.30% 43.74% 43.76%
Number of salaries quoted 39836 38173 41768
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 £80,000 £75,000 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -29 1868 £70,000 - 204
London -17 1707 £70,000 - 194
City of London -17 548 £70,000 +3.70% 97
South East +56 91 £38,750 -13.88% 6
Berkshire +42 37 £70,000 - 2
East Sussex - 35 £35,500 -
Brighton - 35 £35,500 -
West Midlands +2 33 £38,500 -9.41% 1
Birmingham -6 31 £38,500 -9.41%
Reading +34 30 £70,000 -
Scotland -9 21 £45,000 - 5
Glasgow +3 16 £45,000 -7.69%
South West -24 16 £42,500 -10.52%
Wiltshire +8 14 £42,500 +41.66%
East of England -14 8 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Surrey -17 7 £45,000 -21.73% 2
East Midlands +17 6 £78,750 +65.78%
Suffolk +15 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Ipswich +11 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Gatwick - 6 £45,000 -
Camberley - 6 £45,000 -
West Sussex - 6 £45,000 -
North West -12 5 £40,000 +100.00% 2
Manchester - 5 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £36,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £80,000 -
Altrincham - 4 - -
Swindon +3 3 £37,500 +25.00%
Edinburgh -13 3 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £55,000 +37.50% 1

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1727 (44.21%) Finance
2 1485 (38.02%) SQL
3 1302 (33.33%) Banking
4 1282 (32.82%) Java
5 963 (24.65%) C#
6 824 (21.10%) Investment Banking
7 817 (20.92%) UNIX
8 758 (19.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 734 (18.79%) Derivative
10 712 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
11 675 (17.28%) Fixed Income
12 659 (16.87%) Degree
13 593 (15.18%) Multithreading
13 593 (15.18%) Equities
14 564 (14.44%) SQL Server
15 557 (14.26%) Linux
16 532 (13.62%) C++
17 526 (13.47%) .NET
18 471 (12.06%) Oracle
19 457 (11.70%) Windows
20 444 (11.37%) OO
20 444 (11.37%) Low Latency
21 439 (11.24%) Python
22 419 (10.73%) Computer Science
23 398 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
24 384 (9.83%) Back Office
25 331 (8.47%) Risk Management
26 330 (8.45%) Microsoft
27 325 (8.32%) Perl
28 324 (8.29%) WPF

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 79 (2.02%) Oracle Coherence
2 55 (1.41%) TIBCO EMS
3 45 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.05%) JBoss
5 37 (0.95%) GemFire
6 36 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 27 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
8 24 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 21 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 21 (0.54%) Apache
10 16 (0.41%) Confluence
11 13 (0.33%) IIS
12 12 (0.31%) Node.js
13 11 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.28%) nginx
14 9 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.23%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.20%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.15%) MTS
Applications
1 230 (5.89%) MS Excel
2 94 (2.41%) MS Office
3 40 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.31%) MS Project
7 7 (0.18%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.051%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (1.13%) LatentZero
2 37 (0.95%) SAP CRM
3 36 (0.92%) Markit EDM
4 33 (0.84%) RMDS
5 32 (0.82%) ION MarketView
6 14 (0.36%) SAP ERP
6 14 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (0.33%) SAP SM
8 12 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
9 10 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
9 10 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
9 10 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
10 8 (0.20%) Summit
11 7 (0.18%) Endur
12 5 (0.13%) Kondor+
13 4 (0.10%) LongView
13 4 (0.10%) Minerva
13 4 (0.10%) Sentinel
13 4 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
13 4 (0.10%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 107 (2.74%) SaaS
2 11 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.28%) GitHub
3 3 (0.077%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.051%) Force.com
5 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 89 (2.28%) Internet
2 48 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 43 (1.10%) SMTP
4 33 (0.84%) Firewall
5 22 (0.56%) FTP
6 13 (0.33%) Multicast
7 8 (0.20%) HTTP
7 8 (0.20%) LAN
7 8 (0.20%) SSL
8 7 (0.18%) LDAP
8 7 (0.18%) VoIP
9 6 (0.15%) DHCP
9 6 (0.15%) DNS
10 5 (0.13%) Extranet
10 5 (0.13%) Wireless
11 4 (0.10%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.10%) VPN
12 3 (0.077%) SAN
12 3 (0.077%) WLAN
12 3 (0.077%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 564 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 203 (5.20%) Relational Database
3 91 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 78 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (1.72%) KDB
7 58 (1.48%) Big Data
8 53 (1.36%) QlikView
8 53 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
9 51 (1.31%) RDBMS
10 50 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 48 (1.23%) MySQL
12 46 (1.18%) DB2
13 34 (0.87%) MongoDB
14 31 (0.79%) OLAP
15 30 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (0.77%) Hadoop
16 29 (0.74%) Data Mining
17 26 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
18 23 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 97 (2.48%) Subversion
2 59 (1.51%) Maven
3 57 (1.46%) JIRA
3 57 (1.46%) Eclipse
4 33 (0.84%) TeamCity
5 32 (0.82%) Git (software)
6 28 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 24 (0.61%) JUnit
7 24 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 22 (0.56%) NetBeans
9 18 (0.46%) Ant
10 14 (0.36%) Artifactory
10 14 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 14 (0.36%) NUnit
11 13 (0.33%) Selenium
12 12 (0.31%) WebDriver
12 12 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
13 11 (0.28%) Hudson
14 8 (0.20%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1727 (44.21%) Finance
2 1302 (33.33%) Banking
3 824 (21.10%) Investment Banking
4 384 (9.83%) Back Office
5 101 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 90 (2.30%) Retail
7 61 (1.56%) Marketing
8 56 (1.43%) Legal
9 49 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 39 (1.00%) Retail Banking
11 26 (0.67%) German Language
12 22 (0.56%) Music Industry
13 19 (0.49%) Games
14 17 (0.44%) Dutch Language
15 16 (0.41%) Advertising
16 11 (0.28%) Private Banking
17 8 (0.20%) Billing
17 8 (0.20%) Military
18 6 (0.15%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1869 (47.85%) Developer
2 1007 (25.78%) Analyst
3 716 (18.33%) Java Developer
4 467 (11.96%) Support Analyst
5 457 (11.70%) Applications Support
6 434 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 412 (10.55%) Business Analyst
8 219 (5.61%) Applications Support Analyst
9 200 (5.12%) Senior Developer
10 172 (4.40%) Front Office Developer
11 156 (3.99%) C++ Developer
12 133 (3.41%) Junior
13 113 (2.89%) Consultant
14 100 (2.56%) Project Manager
14 100 (2.56%) Junior Developer
15 97 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
16 95 (2.43%) WPF Developer
17 94 (2.41%) C# .NET Developer
18 91 (2.33%) Excel Developer
19 88 (2.25%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 526 (13.47%) .NET
2 324 (8.29%) WPF
3 278 (7.12%) FIX Protocol
4 236 (6.04%) Spring
5 172 (4.40%) XML
6 155 (3.97%) HTML
7 144 (3.69%) Middleware
8 143 (3.66%) WCF
9 113 (2.89%) JMS
10 110 (2.82%) ASP.NET
11 109 (2.79%) Hibernate
12 98 (2.51%) WinForms
13 86 (2.20%) J2EE
14 85 (2.18%) HTML5
15 76 (1.95%) CSS
15 76 (1.95%) .NET Framework
16 75 (1.92%) Rendezvous
17 68 (1.74%) REST
18 67 (1.72%) SOAP
19 55 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 758 (19.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 734 (18.79%) Derivative
3 675 (17.28%) Fixed Income
4 593 (15.18%) Equities
5 419 (10.73%) Computer Science
6 398 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
7 274 (7.01%) Hedge funds
8 215 (5.50%) Mathematics
9 172 (4.40%) Equity Derivative
10 135 (3.46%) Algorithms
11 122 (3.12%) Credit Risk
12 113 (2.89%) Data Structures
13 97 (2.48%) Market Risk
14 86 (2.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 80 (2.05%) Physics
16 64 (1.64%) Open Source
17 63 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
18 53 (1.36%) Management Information System
19 46 (1.18%) Grid Computing
19 46 (1.18%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 817 (20.92%) UNIX
2 557 (14.26%) Linux
3 457 (11.70%) Windows
4 58 (1.48%) Solaris
5 36 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 31 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.41%) Windows XP
8 15 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.23%) Android
10 8 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.13%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.051%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.051%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.051%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.026%) AIX
13 1 (0.026%) Debian
13 1 (0.026%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.026%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (15.18%) Multithreading
3 444 (11.37%) OO
3 444 (11.37%) Low Latency
4 331 (8.47%) Risk Management
5 306 (7.83%) Asset Management
6 261 (6.68%) TDD
7 256 (6.55%) Electronic Trading
8 245 (6.27%) Analytics
9 242 (6.20%) Business Analysis
10 227 (5.81%) Investment Management
11 221 (5.66%) ITIL
12 220 (5.63%) Software Engineering
13 193 (4.94%) Project Management
14 178 (4.56%) Algorithmic Trading
15 135 (3.46%) Mentoring
16 134 (3.43%) CRM
17 132 (3.38%) OOD
18 130 (3.33%) E-Commerce
19 123 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1485 (38.02%) SQL
2 1282 (32.82%) Java
3 963 (24.65%) C#
4 532 (13.62%) C++
5 439 (11.24%) Python
6 325 (8.32%) Perl
7 315 (8.06%) VBA
8 206 (5.27%) JavaScript
9 122 (3.12%) T-SQL
10 81 (2.07%) Shell Script
11 78 (2.00%) Bash Shell
12 67 (1.72%) C
13 64 (1.64%) Scala
13 64 (1.64%) PL/SQL
14 50 (1.28%) VBScript
15 48 (1.23%) Delphi
16 41 (1.05%) VB
17 38 (0.97%) PowerShell
18 29 (0.74%) Groovy
19 21 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 659 (16.87%) Degree
2 32 (0.82%) PhD
3 23 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (0.56%) ISEB
5 15 (0.38%) PMI Certification
6 14 (0.36%) PMP
7 13 (0.33%) CFA
7 13 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.10%) MCP
9 4 (0.10%) MCSE
10 2 (0.051%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.051%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.051%) CCNA
10 2 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.026%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.026%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.026%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.026%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (4.40%) QA
2 45 (1.15%) SLA
3 22 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 15 (0.38%) EMIR
5 11 (0.28%) CRD IV
6 10 (0.26%) Basel III
7 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.15%) MiFID
7 6 (0.15%) COREP
8 4 (0.10%) FINREP
8 4 (0.10%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.077%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.077%) FATCA
10 2 (0.051%) Basel II
11 1 (0.026%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.026%) UCITS
System Software
1 43 (1.10%) IMail Server
2 33 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 9 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.18%) ClearTrust
7 4 (0.10%) XenApp
8 2 (0.051%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.026%) GridGain
9 1 (0.026%) Docker
9 1 (0.026%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.026%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
2 15 (0.38%) Puppet
3 14 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.31%) Ansible
5 12 (0.31%) Tivoli
6 10 (0.26%) Control-M
7 4 (0.10%) Netcool
8 3 (0.077%) Nagios
8 3 (0.077%) RTView
8 3 (0.077%) OpenView
9 2 (0.051%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.051%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.026%) WSUS
10 1 (0.026%) SCCM
10 1 (0.026%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.026%) Foglight
10 1 (0.026%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.026%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.026%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 471 (12.06%) Oracle
2 330 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 295 (7.55%) Sybase
4 223 (5.71%) Bloomberg
5 164 (4.20%) TIBCO
6 108 (2.76%) thinkFolio
7 100 (2.56%) Fidessa
8 97 (2.48%) Charles River
9 93 (2.38%) Reuters
10 69 (1.77%) Murex
11 66 (1.69%) IBM
12 63 (1.61%) Calypso
12 63 (1.61%) Informatica
13 60 (1.54%) 29West
14 58 (1.48%) ION Trading
15 48 (1.23%) SAP
16 47 (1.20%) DataSynapse
17 40 (1.02%) Business Objects
18 34 (0.87%) Red Hat
18 34 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and Benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £110000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £110000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £110000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
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British Museum
Salary: From £37,455 to £40,535 per annum (pro rata)
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
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London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum + BONUS + Benefits
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City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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