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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 190 154 161
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +7
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1732 2006 2051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.86% 1.80%
As % of the General category 3.63% 4.29% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1502 1663 1783
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +6.74%

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
47670 46812 49345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.37% 43.46% 43.33%
Number of salaries quoted 38265 36387 41128
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 29 December 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 29 December 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 -30 1709 £70,000 - 133
London -13 1579 £70,000 - 129
City of London -12 505 £70,000 +3.70% 54
South East +48 81 £36,000 -42.40% 1
Brighton - 40 £36,000 -
East Sussex - 40 £36,000 -
Berkshire +33 35 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Reading +24 31 £67,500 +12.50% 1
South West -7 18 £42,500 -10.52%
Scotland -3 15 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Wiltshire - 15 £42,500 -
West Midlands -29 12 £38,500 -9.41%
Glasgow +2 10 £40,000 -17.94%
Birmingham -21 10 £38,500 -9.41%
East of England -26 9 £42,500 +13.33%
Suffolk - 6 £42,500 -
Ipswich - 6 £42,500 -
East Midlands +26 4 £77,500 +63.15% 1
Edinburgh -2 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £77,500 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £47,500 -
Swindon - 3 £37,500 -
Mayfair -5 2 £70,000 -6.66%
North West -14 2 £20,000 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £45,000 -
Malmesbury - 2 £37,500 -
Manchester - 2 £20,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £42,500 -
Gatwick - 2 £45,000 -
Bromley - 2 £60,000 -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 1660 (44.80%) Finance
2 1376 (37.14%) SQL
3 1256 (33.90%) Banking
4 1188 (32.06%) Java
5 945 (25.51%) C#
6 810 (21.86%) Investment Banking
7 773 (20.86%) UNIX
8 717 (19.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 715 (19.30%) Derivative
10 672 (18.14%) Fixed Income
11 656 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
12 574 (15.49%) Degree
13 564 (15.22%) Multithreading
14 547 (14.76%) SQL Server
15 541 (14.60%) Equities
16 517 (13.95%) .NET
16 517 (13.95%) Linux
17 514 (13.87%) C++
18 449 (12.12%) Oracle
19 445 (12.01%) Windows
20 416 (11.23%) OO
21 396 (10.69%) Low Latency
22 388 (10.47%) Python
23 385 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
24 367 (9.91%) Back Office
25 365 (9.85%) Computer Science
26 341 (9.20%) Microsoft
27 318 (8.58%) WPF
28 312 (8.42%) Risk Management
29 296 (7.99%) Perl

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
2 62 (1.67%) TIBCO EMS
3 49 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 42 (1.13%) JBoss
5 35 (0.94%) GemFire
6 26 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 24 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 22 (0.59%) Apache
9 20 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (0.46%) Confluence
12 15 (0.40%) Node.js
13 13 (0.35%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.35%) nginx
14 12 (0.32%) IIS
14 12 (0.32%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
18 7 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 205 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 93 (2.51%) MS Office
3 37 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.27%) MS Project
7 5 (0.13%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.054%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.027%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (1.00%) ION MarketView
2 34 (0.92%) SAP CRM
2 34 (0.92%) LatentZero
3 30 (0.81%) RMDS
4 29 (0.78%) Markit EDM
5 15 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 14 (0.38%) SAP SM
7 13 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
8 12 (0.32%) TIBCO iProcess
8 12 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.27%) Endur
10 9 (0.24%) Summit
11 6 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
12 5 (0.13%) LongView
12 5 (0.13%) Aligne
12 5 (0.13%) Kondor+
13 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
13 4 (0.11%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 89 (2.40%) SaaS
2 15 (0.40%) CloudBees
3 13 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.35%) GitHub
4 3 (0.081%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.054%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.054%) Force.com
6 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.00%) Internet
2 46 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 32 (0.86%) SMTP
4 30 (0.81%) Firewall
5 22 (0.59%) FTP
6 14 (0.38%) Multicast
7 11 (0.30%) HTTP
7 11 (0.30%) SSL
8 8 (0.22%) VoIP
9 7 (0.19%) LDAP
9 7 (0.19%) LAN
10 6 (0.16%) DHCP
10 6 (0.16%) DNS
11 5 (0.13%) Extranet
12 4 (0.11%) WAN
12 4 (0.11%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.11%) SSH
13 3 (0.081%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (0.081%) Wireless
13 3 (0.081%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (14.76%) SQL Server
2 193 (5.21%) Relational Database
3 79 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 75 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 71 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 57 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 56 (1.51%) Big Data
8 54 (1.46%) KDB
9 50 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 50 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
10 49 (1.32%) QlikView
11 40 (1.08%) DB2
12 36 (0.97%) Hadoop
13 35 (0.94%) MongoDB
13 35 (0.94%) MySQL
14 28 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (0.65%) OLAP
17 23 (0.62%) Data Mining
17 23 (0.62%) HBase
Development Applications
1 86 (2.32%) Subversion
2 57 (1.54%) Maven
3 53 (1.43%) JIRA
4 45 (1.21%) Eclipse
5 34 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 31 (0.84%) Git (software)
7 28 (0.76%) Visual Studio
8 25 (0.67%) Jenkins
9 20 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (0.49%) Ant
10 18 (0.49%) JUnit
11 15 (0.40%) NetBeans
11 15 (0.40%) NUnit
12 14 (0.38%) Cucumber
12 14 (0.38%) Hudson
13 13 (0.35%) Artifactory
14 11 (0.30%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.30%) Selenium
15 10 (0.27%) FindBugs
16 9 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1660 (44.80%) Finance
2 1256 (33.90%) Banking
3 810 (21.86%) Investment Banking
4 367 (9.91%) Back Office
5 112 (3.02%) Financial Institution
6 96 (2.59%) Retail
7 55 (1.48%) Marketing
8 54 (1.46%) Legal
9 51 (1.38%) Retail Banking
10 45 (1.21%) Telecoms
11 17 (0.46%) German Language
12 15 (0.40%) Music Industry
13 14 (0.38%) Games
14 12 (0.32%) Advertising
14 12 (0.32%) Private Banking
15 10 (0.27%) Dutch Language
15 10 (0.27%) Billing
16 8 (0.22%) Military
17 7 (0.19%) Manufacturing
18 6 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1786 (48.21%) Developer
2 933 (25.18%) Analyst
3 665 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 446 (12.04%) Support Analyst
5 444 (11.98%) C# Developer
6 430 (11.61%) Applications Support
7 360 (9.72%) Business Analyst
8 206 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
9 181 (4.89%) Senior Developer
10 168 (4.53%) Front Office Developer
11 156 (4.21%) C++ Developer
12 107 (2.89%) Junior
13 103 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 100 (2.70%) Consultant
15 90 (2.43%) Project Manager
16 89 (2.40%) Programmer
16 89 (2.40%) Team Leader
17 88 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
18 86 (2.32%) WPF Developer
19 85 (2.29%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 517 (13.95%) .NET
2 318 (8.58%) WPF
3 261 (7.04%) FIX Protocol
4 221 (5.96%) Spring
5 166 (4.48%) XML
6 156 (4.21%) WCF
7 143 (3.86%) HTML
8 127 (3.43%) Middleware
9 117 (3.16%) ASP.NET
10 106 (2.86%) Hibernate
11 103 (2.78%) JMS
12 100 (2.70%) WinForms
13 85 (2.29%) HTML5
14 78 (2.11%) J2EE
15 77 (2.08%) Rendezvous
16 67 (1.81%) CSS
17 65 (1.75%) .NET Framework
17 65 (1.75%) REST
18 64 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
19 60 (1.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 717 (19.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 715 (19.30%) Derivative
3 672 (18.14%) Fixed Income
4 541 (14.60%) Equities
5 385 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
6 365 (9.85%) Computer Science
7 251 (6.77%) Hedge funds
8 174 (4.70%) Mathematics
9 166 (4.48%) Equity Derivative
10 124 (3.35%) Credit Risk
11 108 (2.91%) Algorithms
12 96 (2.59%) Data Structures
13 94 (2.54%) Market Risk
14 79 (2.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 64 (1.73%) Physics
16 62 (1.67%) Management Information System
17 60 (1.62%) Open Source
18 57 (1.54%) Credit Derivative
19 55 (1.48%) Grid Computing
20 52 (1.40%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 773 (20.86%) UNIX
2 517 (13.95%) Linux
3 445 (12.01%) Windows
4 44 (1.19%) Solaris
5 36 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 26 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (0.46%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.27%) Android
11 6 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.081%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.027%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.027%) Debian
13 1 (0.027%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.027%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.027%) AIX
13 1 (0.027%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (15.22%) Multithreading
3 416 (11.23%) OO
4 396 (10.69%) Low Latency
5 312 (8.42%) Risk Management
6 287 (7.75%) Asset Management
7 263 (7.10%) TDD
8 239 (6.45%) Electronic Trading
9 236 (6.37%) ITIL
10 226 (6.10%) Analytics
11 221 (5.96%) Business Analysis
12 195 (5.26%) Software Engineering
12 195 (5.26%) Investment Management
13 173 (4.67%) Algorithmic Trading
13 173 (4.67%) Project Management
14 141 (3.81%) OOD
15 130 (3.51%) Mentoring
16 125 (3.37%) CRM
17 120 (3.24%) E-Commerce
18 119 (3.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1376 (37.14%) SQL
2 1188 (32.06%) Java
3 945 (25.51%) C#
4 514 (13.87%) C++
5 388 (10.47%) Python
6 296 (7.99%) Perl
7 283 (7.64%) VBA
8 194 (5.24%) JavaScript
9 116 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 86 (2.32%) Shell Script
11 65 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 63 (1.70%) C
13 62 (1.67%) Scala
13 62 (1.67%) PL/SQL
14 47 (1.27%) VBScript
15 46 (1.24%) Delphi
16 43 (1.16%) PowerShell
17 41 (1.11%) VB
18 29 (0.78%) Groovy
19 19 (0.51%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 574 (15.49%) Degree
2 27 (0.73%) PhD
3 23 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (0.51%) ISEB
5 14 (0.38%) PMI Certification
6 13 (0.35%) PMP
7 12 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.24%) CFA
8 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.19%) MCSE
9 7 (0.19%) MCP
10 4 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.081%) ACCA
11 3 (0.081%) MBA
12 2 (0.054%) CCNA
12 2 (0.054%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.054%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.054%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.027%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.027%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (3.97%) QA
2 60 (1.62%) SLA
3 24 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 19 (0.51%) EMIR
5 12 (0.32%) Basel III
6 11 (0.30%) CRD IV
7 9 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.16%) MiFID
8 6 (0.16%) COREP
9 4 (0.11%) FINREP
9 4 (0.11%) FATCA
9 4 (0.11%) RosettaNet
10 3 (0.081%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.054%) Basel II
12 1 (0.027%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.86%) IMail Server
3 11 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 10 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.19%) ClearTrust
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.11%) XenApp
7 2 (0.054%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.027%) GridGain
8 1 (0.027%) Docker
8 1 (0.027%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.027%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (0.46%) Puppet
2 16 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
4 14 (0.38%) Ansible
5 12 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.19%) Control-M
8 4 (0.11%) Netcool
9 3 (0.081%) OpenView
9 3 (0.081%) Nagios
9 3 (0.081%) RTView
10 2 (0.054%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.027%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.027%) WSUS
11 1 (0.027%) SCCM
11 1 (0.027%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.027%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.027%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.027%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.027%) Salt
Vendors
1 449 (12.12%) Oracle
2 341 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 280 (7.56%) Sybase
4 204 (5.51%) Bloomberg
5 168 (4.53%) TIBCO
6 93 (2.51%) Fidessa
7 91 (2.46%) thinkFolio
8 87 (2.35%) Reuters
8 87 (2.35%) Charles River
9 67 (1.81%) ION Trading
9 67 (1.81%) Murex
10 65 (1.75%) IBM
11 63 (1.70%) Calypso
12 56 (1.51%) Informatica
13 52 (1.40%) DataSynapse
14 51 (1.38%) 29West
15 50 (1.35%) SAP
16 33 (0.89%) Business Objects
17 27 (0.73%) SunGard
17 27 (0.73%) FactSet
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £95 - £110 per annum + Front Office Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + benefit package + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Uncapped Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k (multiple roles) + uncapped bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k (multiple roles) + uncapped bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago