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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 186 159 123
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -36
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1899 2193 2534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.83% 2.31%
As % of the General category 3.86% 4.13% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1600 1852 2147
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
49256 53053 47492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.57% 44.23% 43.25%
Number of salaries quoted 39034 41392 37816
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -18 1877 £70,000 - 225
London -3 1751 £70,000 - 214
City of London +3 540 £70,000 - 111
South East +12 77 £30,750 -12.14% 4
Brighton +26 51 £25,000 - 1
East Sussex +21 51 £25,000 - 1
East of England +16 20 £27,500 -57.69% 2
West Midlands -5 19 £38,000 -17.83%
Scotland -41 19 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Cambridgeshire - 17 £27,500 - 2
Cambridge - 17 £27,500 - 2
Docklands, London +14 15 £80,000 - 1
Edinburgh +19 13 £50,000 - 4
Berkshire +8 11 £66,250 +20.45% 2
Birmingham -13 9 £50,000 +17.64%
Wolverhampton - 9 £23,000 -
Canary Wharf +10 8 £60,000 -7.69%
Reading -1 7 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire +14 6 £67,500 +145.45%
Glasgow -27 6 £55,000 +4.76%
Hampshire +1 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Mayfair -2 5 £100,000 +105.12%
North West -7 5 £40,000 -33.33% 4
East Midlands +13 4 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Surrey +5 4 - -
Manchester -4 4 £37,500 -30.23% 4
Brackley - 4 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £42,500 -
Uxbridge - 4 £25,000 -
Farnborough - 4 £40,000 -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1583 (45.38%) Finance
2 1269 (36.38%) SQL
3 1082 (31.02%) Banking
4 985 (28.24%) Java
5 926 (26.55%) C#
6 845 (24.23%) Derivative
7 732 (20.99%) Investment Banking
8 634 (18.18%) UNIX
9 623 (17.86%) SQL Server
10 612 (17.55%) Fixed Income
11 599 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
12 589 (16.89%) Degree
13 578 (16.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 548 (15.71%) Equities
15 547 (15.68%) .NET
16 525 (15.05%) Multithreading
17 468 (13.42%) Linux
18 451 (12.93%) Oracle
19 421 (12.07%) Windows
20 412 (11.81%) Python
21 406 (11.64%) C++
22 402 (11.53%) Computer Science
23 399 (11.44%) Back Office
24 383 (10.98%) Low Latency
25 376 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
26 375 (10.75%) Microsoft
27 359 (10.29%) WPF
28 346 (9.92%) Asset Management
29 323 (9.26%) Hedge funds
30 316 (9.06%) Risk Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 29 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
2 28 (0.80%) MS Exchange
3 27 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 25 (0.72%) WebLogic
5 23 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 20 (0.57%) Node.js
6 20 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.46%) JBoss
8 15 (0.43%) Apache
9 13 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.32%) SugarCRM
11 10 (0.29%) GemFire
11 10 (0.29%) Apache Pig
11 10 (0.29%) IIS
11 10 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.20%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.17%) SAS
13 6 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 269 (7.71%) MS Excel
2 108 (3.10%) MS Office
3 25 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.14%) MS Project
7 4 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.057%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 112 (3.21%) thinkFolio
2 64 (1.83%) Markit EDM
3 45 (1.29%) ION MarketView
4 44 (1.26%) LatentZero
5 41 (1.18%) RMDS
6 30 (0.86%) Endur
7 26 (0.75%) SimCorp Dimension
8 21 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
9 19 (0.54%) SAP CRM
10 16 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
11 11 (0.32%) Sage CRM
12 10 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
12 10 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
13 7 (0.20%) SAP SRM
13 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
14 6 (0.17%) Adaptiv
14 6 (0.17%) HiPortfolio
15 5 (0.14%) Kondor+
15 5 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
16 4 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 105 (3.01%) SaaS
2 4 (0.11%) Force.com
2 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
2 4 (0.11%) Office 365
3 3 (0.086%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.057%) IaaS
5 1 (0.029%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.029%) Boomi
5 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.029%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.029%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.47%) Internet
2 60 (1.72%) SMTP
3 55 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.00%) FTP
5 30 (0.86%) WAN
6 25 (0.72%) LAN
7 18 (0.52%) Firewall
8 15 (0.43%) VoIP
8 15 (0.43%) DNS
9 13 (0.37%) SSL
10 10 (0.29%) DHCP
11 9 (0.26%) SNMP
11 9 (0.26%) Diameter Protocol
12 7 (0.20%) HTTP
12 7 (0.20%) SAN
13 6 (0.17%) VLAN
14 5 (0.14%) Intranet
15 4 (0.11%) VPN
15 4 (0.11%) Network Security
15 4 (0.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 623 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 188 (5.39%) Relational Database
3 160 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 89 (2.55%) RDBMS
5 86 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 84 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 71 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 63 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 56 (1.61%) KDB
10 46 (1.32%) Big Data
11 45 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (1.15%) Oracle Database
13 35 (1.00%) NoSQL
13 35 (1.00%) MySQL
13 35 (1.00%) Hadoop
14 34 (0.97%) OLAP
15 30 (0.86%) DB2
16 28 (0.80%) MongoDB
17 23 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 60 (1.72%) Visual Studio
2 44 (1.26%) Maven
3 43 (1.23%) TeamCity
4 42 (1.20%) Subversion
5 39 (1.12%) JUnit
6 36 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (0.95%) NUnit
8 31 (0.89%) Eclipse
9 29 (0.83%) Moq
10 24 (0.69%) Git (software)
11 17 (0.49%) JIRA
11 17 (0.49%) Jenkins
12 15 (0.43%) Selenium
13 14 (0.40%) JBehave
13 14 (0.40%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.40%) MSTest
14 12 (0.34%) Rhino Mocks
15 11 (0.32%) SpecFlow
16 9 (0.26%) Gradle
16 9 (0.26%) FitNesse
General
1 1583 (45.38%) Finance
2 1082 (31.02%) Banking
3 732 (20.99%) Investment Banking
4 399 (11.44%) Back Office
5 148 (4.24%) Financial Institution
6 144 (4.13%) Retail
7 86 (2.47%) Retail Banking
8 72 (2.06%) Legal
9 57 (1.63%) Marketing
10 29 (0.83%) Games
11 27 (0.77%) Telecoms
12 19 (0.54%) German Language
13 18 (0.52%) Private Banking
14 15 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
15 14 (0.40%) Dutch Language
16 13 (0.37%) French Language
17 7 (0.20%) Publishing
18 6 (0.17%) Local Government
19 5 (0.14%) Music Industry
20 3 (0.086%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1599 (45.84%) Developer
2 962 (27.58%) Analyst
3 499 (14.31%) Java Developer
4 449 (12.87%) C# Developer
5 442 (12.67%) Support Analyst
6 440 (12.61%) Applications Support
7 323 (9.26%) Business Analyst
8 205 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
9 186 (5.33%) Senior Developer
10 154 (4.42%) C++ Developer
11 122 (3.50%) Front Office Developer
12 118 (3.38%) Consultant
13 97 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 93 (2.67%) .NET Developer
15 83 (2.38%) Project Manager
16 80 (2.29%) Quantitative Developer
17 79 (2.26%) Programmer
17 79 (2.26%) Excel Developer
18 75 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
19 73 (2.09%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 547 (15.68%) .NET
2 359 (10.29%) WPF
3 272 (7.80%) FIX Protocol
4 202 (5.79%) WCF
5 191 (5.48%) XML
6 172 (4.93%) HTML
7 145 (4.16%) ASP.NET
8 139 (3.99%) Spring
9 127 (3.64%) Web Services
10 112 (3.21%) Middleware
11 108 (3.10%) HTML5
12 94 (2.69%) WinForms
13 86 (2.47%) AngularJS
14 83 (2.38%) .NET Framework
15 73 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 72 (2.06%) SOAP
17 60 (1.72%) JMS
18 59 (1.69%) CSS
19 57 (1.63%) XSLT
20 56 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 845 (24.23%) Derivative
2 612 (17.55%) Fixed Income
3 578 (16.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 548 (15.71%) Equities
5 402 (11.53%) Computer Science
6 376 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
7 323 (9.26%) Hedge funds
8 203 (5.82%) Equity Derivative
9 196 (5.62%) Mathematics
10 129 (3.70%) Data Structures
11 126 (3.61%) Algorithms
12 103 (2.95%) Credit Risk
13 83 (2.38%) Credit Derivative
14 72 (2.06%) Management Information System
15 70 (2.01%) Physics
16 62 (1.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 62 (1.78%) Blackberry
17 59 (1.69%) Market Risk
18 40 (1.15%) Spread Betting
19 37 (1.06%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 634 (18.18%) UNIX
2 468 (13.42%) Linux
3 421 (12.07%) Windows
4 85 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 22 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (0.49%) Windows XP
7 15 (0.43%) Solaris
8 10 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.11%) Android
11 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.057%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.029%) AIX
13 1 (0.029%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (15.05%) Multithreading
3 383 (10.98%) Low Latency
4 346 (9.92%) Asset Management
5 316 (9.06%) Risk Management
6 310 (8.89%) OO
7 285 (8.17%) Investment Management
8 276 (7.91%) TDD
9 245 (7.02%) Analytics
10 229 (6.57%) ITIL
11 217 (6.22%) Business Analysis
12 210 (6.02%) Electronic Trading
13 183 (5.25%) Project Management
14 177 (5.07%) SDLC
15 174 (4.99%) Algorithmic Trading
16 161 (4.62%) Software Engineering
17 144 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
18 139 (3.99%) Service Delivery
19 129 (3.70%) CRM
20 120 (3.44%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1269 (36.38%) SQL
2 985 (28.24%) Java
3 926 (26.55%) C#
4 412 (11.81%) Python
5 406 (11.64%) C++
6 266 (7.63%) VBA
7 242 (6.94%) Perl
8 220 (6.31%) JavaScript
9 157 (4.50%) T-SQL
10 99 (2.84%) Scala
11 97 (2.78%) Shell Script
12 57 (1.63%) PL/SQL
13 49 (1.40%) PowerShell
14 46 (1.32%) C
15 41 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 32 (0.92%) VB
17 28 (0.80%) Haskell
18 16 (0.46%) F#
19 13 (0.37%) VB.NET
20 12 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 589 (16.89%) Degree
2 60 (1.72%) PMI Certification
3 57 (1.63%) PMP
4 51 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (1.43%) MCP
6 49 (1.40%) MCSE
7 46 (1.32%) PhD
8 19 (0.54%) ISEB
9 10 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.26%) Postgraduate
11 7 (0.20%) CCNA
11 7 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.086%) MBA
13 3 (0.086%) IIBA
14 2 (0.057%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.057%) ACCA
14 2 (0.057%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.16%) QA
2 33 (0.95%) SLA
3 32 (0.92%) Solvency II
4 27 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (0.69%) CRD IV
6 22 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
7 21 (0.60%) EMIR
8 13 (0.37%) MiFID
9 11 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.23%) Basel III
11 7 (0.20%) RosettaNet
12 6 (0.17%) COREP
12 6 (0.17%) FINREP
12 6 (0.17%) FATCA
13 4 (0.11%) Basel II
14 2 (0.057%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.029%) PCI DSS
15 1 (0.029%) AIFMD
15 1 (0.029%) GAAP
15 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.46%) IMail Server
3 20 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.057%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.057%) vSphere
7 1 (0.029%) Varnish
7 1 (0.029%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.029%) HDFS
7 1 (0.029%) Xen
7 1 (0.029%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (0.26%) Control-M
3 6 (0.17%) WSUS
4 5 (0.14%) SCCM
4 5 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.11%) Nagios
6 3 (0.086%) Oozie
7 1 (0.029%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.029%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.029%) OpenView
7 1 (0.029%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.029%) Puppet
7 1 (0.029%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 451 (12.93%) Oracle
2 375 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 226 (6.48%) Sybase
4 133 (3.81%) Bloomberg
5 118 (3.38%) TIBCO
6 94 (2.69%) Charles River
7 75 (2.15%) Reuters
8 73 (2.09%) ION Trading
9 70 (2.01%) Fidessa
10 59 (1.69%) ServiceNow
11 58 (1.66%) Murex
12 41 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (1.03%) SAP
14 35 (1.00%) SimCorp
15 31 (0.89%) HP
15 31 (0.89%) Solace
16 29 (0.83%) Informatica
16 29 (0.83%) VMware
17 28 (0.80%) Sophis
18 25 (0.72%) OpenLink
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits and bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hudson IT
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, Sussex
Bridgewater Resourcing Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonuses + packages
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £120000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday