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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 164 113 101
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -12
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2005 2551 3128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 2.40% 2.68%
As % of the General category 3.98% 5.34% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1744 2090 2706
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.09%

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
50334 47793 52397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.82% 45.00% 44.85%
Number of salaries quoted 38727 37723 43786
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 £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 August 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 August 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 -42 1948 £70,000 -3.44% 240
London -18 1821 £72,500 - 224
City of London -19 630 £70,000 +3.70% 133
South East +24 80 £35,000 -36.36% 6
East Sussex - 50 £25,000 -
Brighton - 50 £25,000 -
Scotland -4 36 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Glasgow -15 24 £47,500 -9.52% 1
West Midlands -6 13 £57,500 +21.05% 4
East of England -20 13 £55,000 +74.60% 1
Birmingham -2 11 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Docklands, London 0 9 £82,500 +13.79%
Hampshire - 8 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands -7 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Berkshire -8 7 £52,500 -8.69%
Essex - 7 £44,250 -
Kent +3 6 £24,000 +6.66%
Reading -5 6 £52,500 -4.54%
Manchester -8 6 £50,000 +17.64% 1
North West -24 6 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Stirling - 6 £47,500 -
West Sussex -4 5 £40,000 -8.57% 3
Edinburgh -9 5 £37,500 -28.57% 3
Maidstone - 5 - -
Stevenage +4 4 £55,000 -4.34%
Hertfordshire -7 4 £55,000 +22.22%
Canary Wharf -13 4 £92,500 +2.77%
South West -22 4 £55,000 +15.78%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £45,000 -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1763 (43.30%) Finance
2 1506 (36.98%) SQL
3 1467 (36.03%) Java
4 1297 (31.85%) Banking
5 1047 (25.71%) C#
6 866 (21.27%) Derivative
7 864 (21.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 835 (20.51%) UNIX
9 827 (20.31%) Investment Banking
10 812 (19.94%) Degree
11 766 (18.81%) Multithreading
12 730 (17.93%) Equities
13 692 (16.99%) Fixed Income
14 627 (15.40%) SQL Server
15 622 (15.28%) .NET
16 598 (14.69%) Linux
17 592 (14.54%) C++
18 568 (13.95%) Low Latency
19 509 (12.50%) Computer Science
20 499 (12.25%) OO
21 467 (11.47%) Python
22 443 (10.88%) WPF
23 439 (10.78%) Oracle
24 405 (9.95%) Windows
24 405 (9.95%) Risk Management
25 404 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
26 371 (9.11%) Back Office
27 363 (8.91%) Hedge funds
28 329 (8.08%) Asset Management
29 327 (8.03%) Perl

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 62 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
2 50 (1.23%) TIBCO EMS
3 48 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 36 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 28 (0.69%) GemFire
6 23 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 20 (0.49%) Apache
8 18 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 17 (0.42%) SharePoint
10 14 (0.34%) IIS
11 13 (0.32%) Confluence
12 12 (0.29%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.20%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.12%) Node.js
17 4 (0.098%) GlassFish
18 3 (0.074%) MQSeries
18 3 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 262 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 104 (2.55%) MS Office
3 30 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.42%) MS Project
6 16 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.17%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.025%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 53 (1.30%) LatentZero
2 42 (1.03%) Markit EDM
3 33 (0.81%) RMDS
4 22 (0.54%) ION MarketView
5 18 (0.44%) SAP CRM
6 14 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
7 12 (0.29%) Kondor+
8 11 (0.27%) Summit
8 11 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
9 10 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
10 8 (0.20%) Endur
11 7 (0.17%) Front Arena
12 6 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
12 6 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
14 4 (0.098%) TRIRIGA
14 4 (0.098%) LongView
14 4 (0.098%) Sentinel
14 4 (0.098%) Global One
15 3 (0.074%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 103 (2.53%) SaaS
2 10 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.074%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.025%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 102 (2.50%) Internet
2 60 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 50 (1.23%) SMTP
4 28 (0.69%) Firewall
5 26 (0.64%) HTTP
6 22 (0.54%) FTP
7 11 (0.27%) DHCP
8 10 (0.25%) Multicast
9 9 (0.22%) DNS
10 7 (0.17%) IP Telephony
10 7 (0.17%) LDAP
10 7 (0.17%) SAN
11 6 (0.15%) LAN
11 6 (0.15%) VoIP
12 5 (0.12%) Wireless
12 5 (0.12%) VPN
12 5 (0.12%) Intranet
12 5 (0.12%) NAS
12 5 (0.12%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.098%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 627 (15.40%) SQL Server
2 176 (4.32%) Relational Database
3 131 (3.22%) KDB
4 126 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 97 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 97 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 66 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
7 64 (1.57%) Big Data
8 60 (1.47%) MySQL
9 56 (1.38%) DB2
10 49 (1.20%) QlikView
11 42 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 38 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 37 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (0.91%) MongoDB
14 36 (0.88%) Data Mining
15 33 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
16 28 (0.69%) Hadoop
17 27 (0.66%) NoSQL
18 26 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 94 (2.31%) Subversion
2 82 (2.01%) Eclipse
3 55 (1.35%) JUnit
4 51 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (1.20%) JIRA
5 49 (1.20%) Maven
6 46 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 31 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
8 28 (0.69%) NetBeans
8 28 (0.69%) NUnit
9 20 (0.49%) Git (software)
10 19 (0.47%) Selenium
11 17 (0.42%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.42%) jMock
12 16 (0.39%) Jenkins
13 15 (0.37%) LoadRunner
14 13 (0.32%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 10 (0.25%) TestComplete
15 10 (0.25%) Ant
General
1 1763 (43.30%) Finance
2 1297 (31.85%) Banking
3 827 (20.31%) Investment Banking
4 371 (9.11%) Back Office
5 103 (2.53%) Retail
6 99 (2.43%) Financial Institution
7 73 (1.79%) Legal
8 71 (1.74%) Marketing
9 55 (1.35%) Telecoms
10 40 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 33 (0.81%) Games
11 33 (0.81%) German Language
12 29 (0.71%) Music Industry
13 25 (0.61%) Dutch Language
14 13 (0.32%) Advertising
15 12 (0.29%) Private Banking
16 6 (0.15%) Publishing
17 5 (0.12%) Online Betting
17 5 (0.12%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2096 (51.47%) Developer
2 985 (24.19%) Analyst
3 806 (19.79%) Java Developer
4 519 (12.75%) C# Developer
5 438 (10.76%) Business Analyst
6 393 (9.65%) Support Analyst
7 384 (9.43%) Applications Support
8 243 (5.97%) Senior Developer
9 205 (5.03%) Front Office Developer
10 199 (4.89%) C++ Developer
11 184 (4.52%) Applications Support Analyst
12 135 (3.32%) WPF Developer
13 124 (3.05%) Consultant
14 120 (2.95%) Junior
15 117 (2.87%) Python Developer
16 113 (2.78%) Project Manager
17 101 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
18 99 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
19 96 (2.36%) Excel Developer
20 93 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 622 (15.28%) .NET
2 443 (10.88%) WPF
3 266 (6.53%) Spring
4 210 (5.16%) WCF
5 185 (4.54%) XML
6 171 (4.20%) HTML
7 147 (3.61%) FIX Protocol
8 137 (3.36%) Middleware
9 125 (3.07%) ASP.NET
10 115 (2.82%) WinForms
11 105 (2.58%) Hibernate
12 99 (2.43%) .NET Framework
13 96 (2.36%) J2EE
14 94 (2.31%) JMS
14 94 (2.31%) Rendezvous
15 87 (2.14%) CSS
16 74 (1.82%) HTML5
17 73 (1.79%) JSP
18 72 (1.77%) Servlets
19 61 (1.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 866 (21.27%) Derivative
2 864 (21.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 730 (17.93%) Equities
4 692 (16.99%) Fixed Income
5 509 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 363 (8.91%) Hedge funds
7 321 (7.88%) Mathematics
8 232 (5.70%) Equity Derivative
9 114 (2.80%) Credit Risk
10 111 (2.73%) Physics
11 99 (2.43%) Market Risk
12 91 (2.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 81 (1.99%) Credit Derivative
14 70 (1.72%) Open Source
15 58 (1.42%) Reference Data
15 58 (1.42%) N-Tier
16 57 (1.40%) Client/Server
17 53 (1.30%) Grid Computing
18 33 (0.81%) Spread Betting
18 33 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 835 (20.51%) UNIX
2 598 (14.69%) Linux
3 405 (9.95%) Windows
4 66 (1.62%) Solaris
5 31 (0.76%) Windows 7
6 29 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.22%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.12%) AIX
9 5 (0.12%) HPUX
10 4 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.098%) Android
11 3 (0.074%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.074%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.025%) Debian
12 1 (0.025%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.025%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.025%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.025%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (18.81%) Multithreading
2 568 (13.95%) Low Latency
3 499 (12.25%) OO
4 405 (9.95%) Risk Management
5 404 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
6 329 (8.08%) Asset Management
7 322 (7.91%) Electronic Trading
8 315 (7.74%) TDD
9 285 (7.00%) Investment Management
10 269 (6.61%) Software Engineering
11 263 (6.46%) Algorithmic Trading
12 258 (6.34%) Business Analysis
13 256 (6.29%) Project Management
14 252 (6.19%) Analytics
15 159 (3.90%) E-Commerce
16 148 (3.63%) CRM
17 141 (3.46%) MVVM
18 136 (3.34%) Migration
19 132 (3.24%) ITIL
20 129 (3.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1506 (36.98%) SQL
2 1467 (36.03%) Java
3 1047 (25.71%) C#
4 592 (14.54%) C++
5 467 (11.47%) Python
6 327 (8.03%) Perl
7 321 (7.88%) VBA
8 189 (4.64%) JavaScript
9 122 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 100 (2.46%) C
11 91 (2.23%) Shell Script
12 88 (2.16%) Bash Shell
13 87 (2.14%) Scala
14 43 (1.06%) Delphi
15 38 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 32 (0.79%) PowerShell
17 31 (0.76%) VB
18 30 (0.74%) Ruby
18 30 (0.74%) VBScript
19 25 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 812 (19.94%) Degree
2 46 (1.13%) PhD
3 43 (1.06%) PMI Certification
4 41 (1.01%) PMP
5 35 (0.86%) ISEB
6 30 (0.74%) CFA
7 26 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.12%) MOS
10 5 (0.12%) OCA
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.074%) MCSE
11 3 (0.074%) CCNA
11 3 (0.074%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.074%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.049%) CRISC
12 2 (0.049%) MCITP
12 2 (0.049%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.049%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (4.72%) QA
2 34 (0.83%) SLA
3 23 (0.56%) EMIR
3 23 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 18 (0.44%) Solvency II
5 8 (0.20%) FATCA
5 8 (0.20%) CRD IV
5 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.17%) MiFID
7 2 (0.049%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.049%) COREP
7 2 (0.049%) UCITS
7 2 (0.049%) Basel III
8 1 (0.025%) Basel II
8 1 (0.025%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.025%) FINREP
System Software
1 50 (1.23%) IMail Server
2 34 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 13 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.12%) ClearTrust
6 1 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.025%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.025%) vSphere
6 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.025%) XenApp
6 1 (0.025%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.025%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 28 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
3 15 (0.37%) Control-M
4 14 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.098%) Nagios
6 2 (0.049%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (0.049%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.049%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.049%) SCCM
6 2 (0.049%) MOM
6 2 (0.049%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.025%) Foglight
7 1 (0.025%) SCOM
7 1 (0.025%) WSUS
7 1 (0.025%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.025%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.025%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 439 (10.78%) Oracle
2 311 (7.64%) Sybase
3 293 (7.20%) Microsoft
4 194 (4.76%) Bloomberg
5 167 (4.10%) TIBCO
6 112 (2.75%) Fidessa
7 108 (2.65%) thinkFolio
8 94 (2.31%) Charles River
9 88 (2.16%) Reuters
10 83 (2.04%) 29West
11 76 (1.87%) Murex
12 59 (1.45%) Informatica
13 54 (1.33%) ION Trading
14 51 (1.25%) IBM
15 49 (1.20%) SunGard
16 44 (1.08%) Calypso
17 40 (0.98%) Red Hat
18 34 (0.83%) Business Objects
19 31 (0.76%) SAP
20 28 (0.69%) Jaspersoft
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits+bonuses
Posted: 11 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5K + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £75000 - £115000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £60000 - £77000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £105000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus+training+bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + BONUS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + BONUS
Posted: Yesterday