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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 202 150 158
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +8
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1527 1969 1983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.47% 1.89% 1.80%
As % of the General category 3.36% 4.31% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1308 1594 1722
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%

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
45390 45673 47812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.59% 43.80% 43.29%
Number of salaries quoted 36443 35407 39516
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 £77,500 £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 January 2015 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 January 2015. 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 -44 1502 £70,000 - 216
London -22 1415 £70,000 - 204
City of London -15 461 £70,000 - 91
South East +16 66 £39,250 -34.58% 2
Brighton +21 35 £36,000 +63.63%
East Sussex +15 35 £36,000 +63.63%
Reading +12 24 £67,500 +12.50%
Berkshire +4 24 £67,500 +12.50%
Scotland +6 16 £53,750 +19.44% 3
Glasgow +8 11 £55,000 +22.22% 1
South West -21 9 £42,500 -10.52% 4
Edinburgh +5 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £42,500 -
East of England -14 4 £33,750 -10.00% 2
Docklands, London 0 3 £40,000 -52.94% 1
Mayfair -8 3 £75,000 +15.38%
Surrey -16 3 £45,000 +38.46%
Hampshire - 3 £52,250 -
Bromley - 3 £60,000 -
Bedfordshire +10 2 £27,500 -
Luton +4 2 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire -17 2 £44,500 +18.66% 2
West Midlands -32 2 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £77,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £77,500 -
North West - 2 £32,500 - 3
Manchester - 2 £32,500 - 3
Cheltenham - 2 £42,500 - 1
Chessington - 2 £40,000 -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1600 (46.12%) Finance
2 1216 (35.05%) SQL
3 1190 (34.30%) Banking
4 1086 (31.31%) Java
5 912 (26.29%) C#
6 781 (22.51%) Investment Banking
7 692 (19.95%) UNIX
8 663 (19.11%) Derivative
9 652 (18.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 649 (18.71%) Fixed Income
11 607 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
12 528 (15.22%) Degree
13 520 (14.99%) Multithreading
14 513 (14.79%) .NET
15 500 (14.41%) SQL Server
16 475 (13.69%) Equities
17 471 (13.58%) Linux
18 469 (13.52%) C++
19 427 (12.31%) Windows
20 403 (11.62%) Oracle
21 400 (11.53%) OO
22 384 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
23 361 (10.41%) Low Latency
24 345 (9.95%) Microsoft
25 339 (9.77%) Back Office
26 330 (9.51%) Python
27 326 (9.40%) Computer Science
28 312 (8.99%) WPF
29 275 (7.93%) Risk Management
29 275 (7.93%) Asset Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 61 (1.76%) Oracle Coherence
2 57 (1.64%) TIBCO EMS
3 51 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 32 (0.92%) JBoss
5 24 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 23 (0.66%) GemFire
7 20 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 20 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 19 (0.55%) Apache
9 17 (0.49%) Node.js
10 16 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (0.46%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.43%) Confluence
12 13 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.37%) nginx
13 12 (0.35%) IIS
13 12 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
14 10 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.20%) MTS
Applications
1 183 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 88 (2.54%) MS Office
3 39 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.26%) MS Project
7 5 (0.14%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.058%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.029%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (1.27%) ION MarketView
2 34 (0.98%) SAP CRM
3 32 (0.92%) RMDS
4 30 (0.86%) LatentZero
5 20 (0.58%) Markit EDM
6 16 (0.46%) Endur
7 15 (0.43%) SAP ERP
8 14 (0.40%) SAP SM
9 11 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
9 11 (0.32%) TIBCO iProcess
10 9 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
11 8 (0.23%) Summit
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
12 7 (0.20%) Rolfe and Nolan
13 6 (0.17%) Aligne
14 5 (0.14%) LongView
14 5 (0.14%) Kondor+
14 5 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
14 5 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
15 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.08%) SaaS
2 13 (0.37%) GitHub
2 13 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.26%) CloudBees
4 3 (0.086%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.058%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.029%) Force.com
6 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.61%) Internet
2 42 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.01%) Firewall
4 21 (0.61%) FTP
5 20 (0.58%) SMTP
6 13 (0.37%) Multicast
7 12 (0.35%) WAN
8 11 (0.32%) SSL
9 8 (0.23%) LAN
10 7 (0.20%) VoIP
10 7 (0.20%) HTTP
11 6 (0.17%) LDAP
12 5 (0.14%) DHCP
12 5 (0.14%) Extranet
12 5 (0.14%) DNS
13 4 (0.12%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.12%) SSH
13 4 (0.12%) SAN
14 3 (0.086%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (0.086%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 174 (5.02%) Relational Database
3 73 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 67 (1.93%) RDBMS
6 52 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 46 (1.33%) KDB
8 43 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (1.18%) Big Data
10 39 (1.12%) DB2
11 38 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (1.01%) QlikView
13 27 (0.78%) Hadoop
14 25 (0.72%) MongoDB
14 25 (0.72%) OLAP
15 24 (0.69%) MySQL
15 24 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 24 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 67 (1.93%) Subversion
2 47 (1.35%) Maven
3 44 (1.27%) JIRA
4 43 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 39 (1.12%) Eclipse
6 35 (1.01%) TeamCity
7 28 (0.81%) Git (software)
8 22 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 20 (0.58%) NUnit
10 18 (0.52%) JUnit
11 16 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (0.40%) Ant
12 14 (0.40%) Hudson
13 13 (0.37%) Artifactory
14 12 (0.35%) Cucumber
15 11 (0.32%) WebDriver
15 11 (0.32%) Selenium
16 10 (0.29%) MSTest
16 10 (0.29%) FindBugs
17 9 (0.26%) NetBeans
General
1 1600 (46.12%) Finance
2 1190 (34.30%) Banking
3 781 (22.51%) Investment Banking
4 339 (9.77%) Back Office
5 123 (3.55%) Financial Institution
6 91 (2.62%) Retail
7 59 (1.70%) Retail Banking
8 54 (1.56%) Marketing
9 50 (1.44%) Legal
10 39 (1.12%) Telecoms
11 18 (0.52%) Private Banking
12 16 (0.46%) Games
13 14 (0.40%) Music Industry
14 10 (0.29%) Billing
15 9 (0.26%) German Language
16 8 (0.23%) French Language
16 8 (0.23%) Military
17 7 (0.20%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.20%) Manufacturing
18 6 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1683 (48.52%) Developer
2 872 (25.14%) Analyst
3 614 (17.70%) Java Developer
4 441 (12.71%) C# Developer
5 438 (12.63%) Support Analyst
6 399 (11.50%) Applications Support
7 329 (9.48%) Business Analyst
8 194 (5.59%) Applications Support Analyst
9 157 (4.53%) C++ Developer
10 155 (4.47%) Front Office Developer
11 151 (4.35%) Senior Developer
12 108 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
13 90 (2.59%) Junior
14 88 (2.54%) Programmer
14 88 (2.54%) Quantitative Developer
15 84 (2.42%) Consultant
16 83 (2.39%) Team Leader
17 82 (2.36%) .NET Developer
18 80 (2.31%) Excel Developer
19 77 (2.22%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 513 (14.79%) .NET
2 312 (8.99%) WPF
3 230 (6.63%) FIX Protocol
4 178 (5.13%) Spring
5 162 (4.67%) WCF
6 149 (4.30%) XML
7 131 (3.78%) HTML
8 122 (3.52%) ASP.NET
9 117 (3.37%) Middleware
10 105 (3.03%) WinForms
11 95 (2.74%) JMS
12 91 (2.62%) Hibernate
13 78 (2.25%) HTML5
14 74 (2.13%) .NET Framework
15 73 (2.10%) Rendezvous
15 73 (2.10%) J2EE
15 73 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 59 (1.70%) REST
17 57 (1.64%) SOAP
18 54 (1.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 663 (19.11%) Derivative
2 652 (18.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 649 (18.71%) Fixed Income
4 475 (13.69%) Equities
5 384 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
6 326 (9.40%) Computer Science
7 249 (7.18%) Hedge funds
8 154 (4.44%) Equity Derivative
9 146 (4.21%) Mathematics
10 123 (3.55%) Credit Risk
11 96 (2.77%) Algorithms
12 90 (2.59%) Market Risk
13 84 (2.42%) Data Structures
14 62 (1.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 60 (1.73%) Management Information System
16 58 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
16 58 (1.67%) Open Source
17 57 (1.64%) N-Tier
18 54 (1.56%) Grid Computing
19 50 (1.44%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 692 (19.95%) UNIX
2 471 (13.58%) Linux
3 427 (12.31%) Windows
4 50 (1.44%) Windows 7
5 37 (1.07%) Solaris
6 29 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 14 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.26%) Android
11 6 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.086%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.058%) AIX
14 2 (0.058%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.029%) Debian
15 1 (0.029%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.029%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.029%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (14.99%) Multithreading
3 400 (11.53%) OO
4 361 (10.41%) Low Latency
5 275 (7.93%) Risk Management
5 275 (7.93%) Asset Management
6 250 (7.21%) TDD
7 240 (6.92%) ITIL
8 215 (6.20%) Analytics
9 206 (5.94%) Business Analysis
10 201 (5.79%) Electronic Trading
11 184 (5.30%) Software Engineering
12 176 (5.07%) Investment Management
13 170 (4.90%) Algorithmic Trading
14 156 (4.50%) Project Management
15 142 (4.09%) OOD
16 127 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
17 113 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
18 108 (3.11%) CRM
19 106 (3.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1216 (35.05%) SQL
2 1086 (31.31%) Java
3 912 (26.29%) C#
4 469 (13.52%) C++
5 330 (9.51%) Python
6 265 (7.64%) VBA
7 244 (7.03%) Perl
8 185 (5.33%) JavaScript
9 108 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 73 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 65 (1.87%) C
12 59 (1.70%) Scala
13 58 (1.67%) PL/SQL
14 52 (1.50%) Bash Shell
15 47 (1.35%) PowerShell
16 38 (1.10%) VBScript
17 37 (1.07%) VB
18 35 (1.01%) Delphi
19 24 (0.69%) Groovy
20 19 (0.55%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 528 (15.22%) Degree
2 23 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (0.63%) PhD
4 21 (0.61%) MCP
4 21 (0.61%) MCSE
4 21 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (0.58%) PMP
5 20 (0.58%) PMI Certification
6 18 (0.52%) ISEB
7 11 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.14%) CFA
10 4 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.12%) CCNA
11 3 (0.086%) MBA
12 2 (0.058%) ACCA
12 2 (0.058%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.058%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.029%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.029%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (3.63%) QA
2 60 (1.73%) SLA
3 23 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 20 (0.58%) EMIR
5 15 (0.43%) Basel III
6 14 (0.40%) CRD IV
7 12 (0.35%) Solvency II
8 9 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.20%) MiFID
9 7 (0.20%) FATCA
10 6 (0.17%) COREP
10 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.14%) Basel II
12 4 (0.12%) RosettaNet
12 4 (0.12%) FINREP
13 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
System Software
1 55 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.58%) IMail Server
3 11 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (0.17%) ClearTrust
6 4 (0.12%) XenApp
7 3 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.029%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.029%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.029%) GridGain
8 1 (0.029%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (0.49%) Puppet
2 16 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.40%) Ansible
4 11 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (0.26%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.17%) Control-M
7 4 (0.12%) Netcool
8 3 (0.086%) OpenView
8 3 (0.086%) Nagios
8 3 (0.086%) RTView
9 2 (0.058%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.058%) WSUS
9 2 (0.058%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.029%) SCCM
10 1 (0.029%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.029%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.029%) Salt
Vendors
1 403 (11.62%) Oracle
2 345 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 226 (6.51%) Sybase
4 178 (5.13%) Bloomberg
5 159 (4.58%) TIBCO
6 80 (2.31%) Charles River
7 77 (2.22%) thinkFolio
8 76 (2.19%) ION Trading
9 72 (2.08%) Reuters
10 71 (2.05%) Fidessa
11 63 (1.82%) IBM
11 63 (1.82%) Calypso
12 57 (1.64%) Murex
13 52 (1.50%) SAP
13 52 (1.50%) 29West
14 49 (1.41%) DataSynapse
15 48 (1.38%) Informatica
16 32 (0.92%) FactSet
17 28 (0.81%) Business Objects
18 27 (0.78%) Citrix
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Maximum £50,000 plus discretionary b
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + BONUS & BENIFITS OTE £100,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus and Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package + half yearly bonuses
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £33000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £400 - £900 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £75000 - £115000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £84,000 per annum plus package and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £84,000 per annum plus package and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum with benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum with benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
SCC
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday