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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 168 132 128
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -4
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1926 2422 2457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 2.23% 2.15%
As % of the General category 3.94% 5.02% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1671 2010 2107
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%

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
48907 48258 51616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.43% 44.44% 45.11%
Number of salaries quoted 38303 38469 42528
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
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 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -34 1885 £70,000 - 232
London -17 1715 £70,000 - 224
City of London -21 555 £70,000 - 96
South East +44 85 £40,000 -17.94% 2
Birmingham +11 36 £38,500 -23.00%
West Midlands -14 36 £38,500 -23.00% 2
Berkshire +16 32 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Scotland -6 26 £46,250 -13.95% 2
Reading +16 24 £61,250 +2.08%
Glasgow -8 22 £47,500 -11.62% 2
Brighton - 21 £35,000 -
East Sussex - 21 £35,000 -
East of England -15 17 £48,750 +54.76% 1
South West -21 14 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Wiltshire +7 12 £37,500 +30.43% 1
Hampshire - 10 £35,000 -
Manchester 0 9 £45,000 +34.32%
North West -8 9 £45,000 +68.22%
Surrey -10 9 £45,000 -21.73% 1
West Sussex - 8 £47,500 -
Camberley - 8 £45,000 -
East Midlands +1 7 £73,750 +55.26% 2
Altrincham - 7 - -
Gatwick - 7 £47,500 -
Suffolk +17 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Ipswich +12 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Maidstone - 5 - -
Essex - 5 £23,000 - 1
Kent - 5 - -
Northamptonshire - 5 £80,000 - 2

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1753 (43.90%) Finance
2 1490 (37.32%) SQL
3 1341 (33.58%) Java
4 1304 (32.66%) Banking
5 1001 (25.07%) C#
6 842 (21.09%) UNIX
7 831 (20.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 809 (20.26%) Investment Banking
9 773 (19.36%) Derivative
10 740 (18.53%) Degree
11 733 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
12 676 (16.93%) Fixed Income
13 660 (16.53%) Multithreading
14 641 (16.05%) Equities
15 600 (15.03%) SQL Server
16 589 (14.75%) Linux
17 587 (14.70%) .NET
18 546 (13.67%) C++
19 526 (13.17%) Low Latency
20 475 (11.90%) Computer Science
21 472 (11.82%) OO
22 462 (11.57%) Oracle
23 449 (11.24%) Python
24 436 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
25 435 (10.89%) Windows
26 368 (9.22%) WPF
27 366 (9.17%) Back Office
28 355 (8.89%) Risk Management
29 326 (8.16%) Hedge funds
30 325 (8.14%) Perl

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 63 (1.58%) Oracle Coherence
2 50 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 46 (1.15%) WebSphere
4 42 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 37 (0.93%) GemFire
6 34 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 24 (0.60%) JBoss
7 24 (0.60%) WebLogic
8 20 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.43%) Apache
10 15 (0.38%) IIS
11 10 (0.25%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.23%) Node.js
13 8 (0.20%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.20%) nginx
14 6 (0.15%) Confluence
15 5 (0.13%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 251 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 99 (2.48%) MS Office
3 33 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.40%) MS Project
7 7 (0.18%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.025%) SPSS
8 1 (0.025%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 45 (1.13%) LatentZero
2 40 (1.00%) Markit EDM
3 38 (0.95%) RMDS
4 32 (0.80%) ION MarketView
5 28 (0.70%) SAP CRM
6 14 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (0.33%) Kondor+
8 11 (0.28%) Summit
9 10 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
9 10 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
10 9 (0.23%) SAP ERP
11 8 (0.20%) SAP SM
11 8 (0.20%) Endur
12 7 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
14 4 (0.10%) TRIRIGA
14 4 (0.10%) Front Arena
15 3 (0.075%) Aligne
15 3 (0.075%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 106 (2.65%) SaaS
2 8 (0.20%) GitHub
2 8 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.075%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.025%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.40%) Internet
2 60 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 46 (1.15%) SMTP
4 35 (0.88%) Firewall
5 22 (0.55%) FTP
6 12 (0.30%) Multicast
7 9 (0.23%) HTTP
8 8 (0.20%) DHCP
8 8 (0.20%) DNS
9 7 (0.18%) LDAP
9 7 (0.18%) VoIP
9 7 (0.18%) SSL
10 5 (0.13%) IP Telephony
10 5 (0.13%) Wireless
11 4 (0.10%) VPN
11 4 (0.10%) LAN
11 4 (0.10%) Extranet
12 3 (0.075%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.075%) SAN
12 3 (0.075%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 203 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 104 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 95 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 94 (2.35%) KDB
6 84 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 61 (1.53%) MySQL
8 56 (1.40%) Big Data
9 55 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
10 53 (1.33%) DB2
11 47 (1.18%) QlikView
12 43 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 40 (1.00%) Oracle Database
14 39 (0.98%) Data Mining
15 37 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 37 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
16 31 (0.78%) MongoDB
17 28 (0.70%) OLAP
17 28 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
18 24 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 96 (2.40%) Subversion
2 73 (1.83%) Eclipse
3 43 (1.08%) Maven
4 42 (1.05%) JIRA
5 36 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 30 (0.75%) JUnit
7 30 (0.75%) Git (software)
8 29 (0.73%) NetBeans
9 25 (0.63%) Jenkins
10 24 (0.60%) TeamCity
11 21 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
12 16 (0.40%) NUnit
13 14 (0.35%) Selenium
14 12 (0.30%) Cucumber
15 11 (0.28%) LoadRunner
15 11 (0.28%) Artifactory
16 8 (0.20%) Apache Ivy
17 7 (0.18%) Mercurial
17 7 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 1753 (43.90%) Finance
2 1304 (32.66%) Banking
3 809 (20.26%) Investment Banking
4 366 (9.17%) Back Office
5 91 (2.28%) Financial Institution
6 87 (2.18%) Retail
7 63 (1.58%) Legal
8 59 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 55 (1.38%) Marketing
10 30 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 28 (0.70%) Music Industry
11 28 (0.70%) German Language
12 23 (0.58%) Games
13 20 (0.50%) Dutch Language
14 12 (0.30%) Advertising
15 10 (0.25%) Private Banking
16 8 (0.20%) Military
17 7 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.13%) Online Betting
18 5 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1962 (49.14%) Developer
2 1010 (25.29%) Analyst
3 738 (18.48%) Java Developer
4 468 (11.72%) C# Developer
5 448 (11.22%) Support Analyst
6 427 (10.69%) Business Analyst
7 410 (10.27%) Applications Support
8 232 (5.81%) Senior Developer
9 196 (4.91%) Applications Support Analyst
10 187 (4.68%) C++ Developer
11 180 (4.51%) Front Office Developer
12 139 (3.48%) Junior
13 128 (3.21%) Consultant
14 115 (2.88%) WPF Developer
15 105 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
16 104 (2.60%) Junior Developer
17 103 (2.58%) Project Manager
18 99 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
19 94 (2.35%) Excel Developer
20 93 (2.33%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (14.70%) .NET
2 368 (9.22%) WPF
3 224 (5.61%) Spring
4 170 (4.26%) XML
4 170 (4.26%) HTML
5 161 (4.03%) WCF
6 143 (3.58%) FIX Protocol
7 140 (3.51%) Middleware
8 112 (2.80%) ASP.NET
9 105 (2.63%) JMS
10 102 (2.55%) WinForms
11 97 (2.43%) .NET Framework
12 93 (2.33%) Hibernate
13 91 (2.28%) Rendezvous
14 86 (2.15%) J2EE
15 84 (2.10%) CSS
16 82 (2.05%) HTML5
17 70 (1.75%) JSP
18 69 (1.73%) Servlets
19 64 (1.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 831 (20.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 773 (19.36%) Derivative
3 676 (16.93%) Fixed Income
4 641 (16.05%) Equities
5 475 (11.90%) Computer Science
6 436 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
7 326 (8.16%) Hedge funds
8 263 (6.59%) Mathematics
9 191 (4.78%) Algorithms
10 180 (4.51%) Equity Derivative
11 144 (3.61%) Data Structures
12 141 (3.53%) Credit Risk
13 101 (2.53%) Market Risk
14 100 (2.50%) Physics
15 89 (2.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 63 (1.58%) Credit Derivative
17 57 (1.43%) Open Source
18 51 (1.28%) Reference Data
19 43 (1.08%) Grid Computing
20 42 (1.05%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 842 (21.09%) UNIX
2 589 (14.75%) Linux
3 435 (10.89%) Windows
4 67 (1.68%) Solaris
5 33 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 29 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.28%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.10%) Android
9 3 (0.075%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.050%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.050%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.050%) AIX
11 1 (0.025%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.025%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.025%) Debian
11 1 (0.025%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 733 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
2 660 (16.53%) Multithreading
3 526 (13.17%) Low Latency
4 472 (11.82%) OO
5 355 (8.89%) Risk Management
6 310 (7.76%) Asset Management
7 289 (7.24%) TDD
8 285 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
9 269 (6.74%) Business Analysis
10 246 (6.16%) Software Engineering
11 242 (6.06%) Analytics
12 229 (5.74%) Investment Management
13 209 (5.23%) ITIL
14 204 (5.11%) Project Management
15 187 (4.68%) Algorithmic Trading
16 137 (3.43%) CRM
17 134 (3.36%) E-Commerce
17 134 (3.36%) Mentoring
18 133 (3.33%) OOD
19 118 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1490 (37.32%) SQL
2 1341 (33.58%) Java
3 1001 (25.07%) C#
4 546 (13.67%) C++
5 449 (11.24%) Python
6 325 (8.14%) Perl
7 324 (8.11%) VBA
8 209 (5.23%) JavaScript
9 123 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 83 (2.08%) Shell Script
11 82 (2.05%) C
12 76 (1.90%) Bash Shell
13 62 (1.55%) Scala
14 44 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 42 (1.05%) VBScript
15 42 (1.05%) Delphi
16 32 (0.80%) VB
17 23 (0.58%) Ruby
18 21 (0.53%) PowerShell
19 19 (0.48%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 740 (18.53%) Degree
2 41 (1.03%) PhD
3 24 (0.60%) ISEB
4 20 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
4 20 (0.50%) CFA
5 14 (0.35%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.25%) PMP
8 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.10%) MCP
10 3 (0.075%) MCSE
10 3 (0.075%) MBA
11 2 (0.050%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.050%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.050%) MCITP
11 2 (0.050%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.050%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.025%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.025%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.025%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (4.63%) QA
2 43 (1.08%) SLA
3 15 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
4 14 (0.35%) EMIR
5 7 (0.18%) CRD IV
6 6 (0.15%) MiFID
7 5 (0.13%) COREP
8 4 (0.10%) Basel III
8 4 (0.10%) FATCA
9 3 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.050%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.050%) FINREP
11 1 (0.025%) UCITS
11 1 (0.025%) Solvency II
System Software
1 46 (1.15%) IMail Server
2 30 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.18%) ClearTrust
4 7 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.050%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.050%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.050%) XenApp
6 1 (0.025%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.025%) vSphere
6 1 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.025%) Docker
6 1 (0.025%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 22 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
2 17 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.28%) Puppet
4 9 (0.23%) Control-M
4 9 (0.23%) Ansible
5 8 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.075%) OpenView
7 2 (0.050%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.050%) Nagios
7 2 (0.050%) Netcool
7 2 (0.050%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.025%) SCCM
8 1 (0.025%) SCOM
8 1 (0.025%) WSUS
8 1 (0.025%) Foglight
8 1 (0.025%) Salt
8 1 (0.025%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.025%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 462 (11.57%) Oracle
2 309 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 302 (7.56%) Sybase
4 218 (5.46%) Bloomberg
5 162 (4.06%) TIBCO
6 111 (2.78%) thinkFolio
7 108 (2.70%) Fidessa
8 97 (2.43%) Reuters
9 89 (2.23%) Charles River
10 77 (1.93%) Murex
10 77 (1.93%) 29West
11 63 (1.58%) Calypso
12 60 (1.50%) Informatica
13 59 (1.48%) IBM
14 54 (1.35%) ION Trading
15 38 (0.95%) SunGard
16 37 (0.93%) SAP
17 36 (0.90%) Red Hat
18 34 (0.85%) DataSynapse
19 31 (0.78%) Business Objects
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health benefits
Posted: 54 minutes ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonuses
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits+bonuses
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £16,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £16,000 to £26,000 per annum plus attractive commission structure
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Package & Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £400 - £900 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Sure Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday