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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 177 169 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -50
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1953 1997 2538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.74% 2.39%
As % of the General category 3.99% 3.97% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1626 1736 2077
Average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-12.22% -

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
48938 50260 47797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 43.80% 44.99%
Number of salaries quoted 39063 38661 37726
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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 £45,000 £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 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 August 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 -7 1927 £70,000 - 250
London -3 1813 £72,500 - 241
City of London +12 599 £70,000 - 93
South East -3 60 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Brighton +14 41 £25,000 -
East Sussex +12 41 £25,000 -
Scotland -12 22 £65,000 +36.84% 9
Glasgow -2 16 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Berkshire +19 15 £45,000 -14.28%
Docklands, London +6 15 £90,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands -4 14 £39,500 -31.30% 1
Canary Wharf +11 13 £75,000 -18.91%
East of England -1 13 £26,250 -52.27%
Northamptonshire +15 12 £42,500 -1.73%
East Midlands +3 12 £42,500 -5.55%
Brackley - 12 £42,500 -
Cambridge - 11 £26,250 -
Cambridgeshire - 11 £26,250 -
Birmingham +8 8 £45,000 -21.73%
North West +5 8 £25,000 -50.00% 5
Reading +2 8 - -
Maidenhead - 7 £45,000 -
Mayfair - 6 £85,000 -
South West -21 5 £40,000 -27.27%
Cheshire - 4 £22,500 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £23,000 -
Manchester -2 3 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Edinburgh -7 3 £50,000 +33.33% 8
Verwood - 3 £37,500 -
Dorset - 3 £37,500 -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1691 (45.05%) Finance
2 1439 (38.33%) SQL
3 1156 (30.79%) Banking
4 1108 (29.52%) Java
5 1034 (27.54%) C#
6 879 (23.42%) Derivative
7 756 (20.14%) Investment Banking
7 756 (20.14%) UNIX
8 711 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
9 666 (17.74%) Fixed Income
10 655 (17.45%) Equities
11 648 (17.26%) SQL Server
12 639 (17.02%) Degree
13 634 (16.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 617 (16.44%) .NET
15 569 (15.16%) Linux
16 523 (13.93%) Multithreading
17 514 (13.69%) C++
18 494 (13.16%) Python
19 483 (12.87%) Oracle
20 469 (12.49%) Computer Science
21 432 (11.51%) Windows
22 422 (11.24%) Back Office
23 411 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
24 393 (10.47%) WPF
25 382 (10.18%) Risk Management
26 378 (10.07%) Low Latency
27 359 (9.56%) Asset Management
28 354 (9.43%) Microsoft
29 334 (8.90%) Hedge funds

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
2 27 (0.72%) WebLogic
3 24 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 24 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (0.59%) WebSphere
5 21 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 21 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.45%) Node.js
7 16 (0.43%) JBoss
8 15 (0.40%) Apache
9 13 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.32%) Apache Pig
11 11 (0.29%) SugarCRM
12 10 (0.27%) IIS
13 9 (0.24%) Lync
14 8 (0.21%) Confluence
15 7 (0.19%) SAS
16 6 (0.16%) CMS
16 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (0.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 266 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 116 (3.09%) MS Office
3 41 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.24%) MS Project
7 4 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.027%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 117 (3.12%) thinkFolio
2 64 (1.70%) Markit EDM
3 37 (0.99%) LatentZero
4 32 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
5 31 (0.83%) ION MarketView
6 29 (0.77%) Endur
7 23 (0.61%) RMDS
8 19 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
9 18 (0.48%) SAP CRM
10 13 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
11 11 (0.29%) Sentinel
11 11 (0.29%) Sage CRM
12 10 (0.27%) Bloomberg TOMS
13 8 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
13 8 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
14 7 (0.19%) SAP SRM
14 7 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
15 6 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
15 6 (0.16%) Capstone
16 5 (0.13%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 115 (3.06%) SaaS
2 11 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.11%) Office 365
4 4 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.080%) Force.com
6 2 (0.053%) IaaS
7 1 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.027%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.027%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (2.66%) Internet
2 78 (2.08%) SMTP
3 62 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 34 (0.91%) FTP
5 24 (0.64%) WAN
6 22 (0.59%) LAN
6 22 (0.59%) VoIP
7 19 (0.51%) DNS
8 13 (0.35%) SSL
8 13 (0.35%) SNMP
8 13 (0.35%) Firewall
8 13 (0.35%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (0.27%) DHCP
10 9 (0.24%) HTTP
11 8 (0.21%) Intranet
11 8 (0.21%) Wireless
12 6 (0.16%) VLAN
13 4 (0.11%) NAS
13 4 (0.11%) Multicast
13 4 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 648 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 209 (5.57%) Relational Database
3 180 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 102 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 97 (2.58%) RDBMS
6 88 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 70 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 59 (1.57%) KDB
9 48 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 45 (1.20%) Big Data
11 43 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 41 (1.09%) NoSQL
12 41 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
13 36 (0.96%) MongoDB
14 34 (0.91%) MySQL
15 32 (0.85%) Hadoop
16 31 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
17 30 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
18 27 (0.72%) OLAP
19 24 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 68 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (1.65%) Visual Studio
2 62 (1.65%) Maven
3 60 (1.60%) JUnit
4 49 (1.31%) NUnit
5 46 (1.23%) TeamCity
6 36 (0.96%) Subversion
7 32 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 30 (0.80%) Moq
9 28 (0.75%) JIRA
10 26 (0.69%) SpecFlow
11 25 (0.67%) Git (software)
12 24 (0.64%) Selenium
13 23 (0.61%) FitNesse
13 23 (0.61%) Eclipse
14 22 (0.59%) Ant
15 21 (0.56%) Cucumber
16 18 (0.48%) JMeter
16 18 (0.48%) Rhino Mocks
17 17 (0.45%) JBehave
General
1 1691 (45.05%) Finance
2 1156 (30.79%) Banking
3 756 (20.14%) Investment Banking
4 422 (11.24%) Back Office
5 174 (4.64%) Retail
6 134 (3.57%) Financial Institution
7 93 (2.48%) Retail Banking
8 63 (1.68%) Legal
9 56 (1.49%) Marketing
10 30 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 24 (0.64%) Games
12 22 (0.59%) Dutch Language
13 21 (0.56%) German Language
14 20 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
15 12 (0.32%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.24%) Publishing
16 9 (0.24%) Private Banking
17 6 (0.16%) Local Government
18 4 (0.11%) Automotive
18 4 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1724 (45.92%) Developer
2 953 (25.39%) Analyst
3 524 (13.96%) Java Developer
4 486 (12.95%) C# Developer
5 453 (12.07%) Applications Support
6 414 (11.03%) Support Analyst
7 320 (8.52%) Business Analyst
8 210 (5.59%) Senior Developer
9 194 (5.17%) Applications Support Analyst
10 192 (5.11%) C++ Developer
11 145 (3.86%) Front Office Developer
12 135 (3.60%) Consultant
13 128 (3.41%) Project Manager
14 96 (2.56%) .NET Developer
15 92 (2.45%) C# .NET Developer
16 88 (2.34%) Programmer
17 85 (2.26%) Quantitative Developer
18 84 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
18 84 (2.24%) Senior C# Developer
19 82 (2.18%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 617 (16.44%) .NET
2 393 (10.47%) WPF
3 295 (7.86%) FIX Protocol
4 219 (5.83%) WCF
5 200 (5.33%) XML
6 178 (4.74%) HTML
7 177 (4.71%) Spring
8 139 (3.70%) ASP.NET
9 121 (3.22%) Web Services
10 120 (3.20%) Middleware
11 116 (3.09%) HTML5
12 111 (2.96%) WinForms
13 82 (2.18%) .NET Framework
14 74 (1.97%) SOAP
15 73 (1.94%) AngularJS
16 72 (1.92%) STL
17 66 (1.76%) JMS
18 64 (1.70%) Hibernate
19 63 (1.68%) REST
20 56 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 879 (23.42%) Derivative
2 666 (17.74%) Fixed Income
3 655 (17.45%) Equities
4 634 (16.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 469 (12.49%) Computer Science
6 411 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
7 334 (8.90%) Hedge funds
8 269 (7.17%) Mathematics
9 227 (6.05%) Equity Derivative
10 157 (4.18%) Data Structures
11 152 (4.05%) Algorithms
12 117 (3.12%) Credit Risk
13 102 (2.72%) Management Information System
14 98 (2.61%) Market Risk
15 81 (2.16%) Physics
16 70 (1.86%) Credit Derivative
17 68 (1.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 45 (1.20%) Grid Computing
19 44 (1.17%) User Experience
20 37 (0.99%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 756 (20.14%) UNIX
2 569 (15.16%) Linux
3 432 (11.51%) Windows
4 68 (1.81%) Windows 7
5 27 (0.72%) Solaris
6 22 (0.59%) Windows XP
6 22 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.16%) Android
10 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.027%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.027%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.027%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
2 523 (13.93%) Multithreading
3 382 (10.18%) Risk Management
4 378 (10.07%) Low Latency
5 359 (9.56%) Asset Management
6 302 (8.04%) OO
7 297 (7.91%) TDD
8 290 (7.73%) Analytics
9 288 (7.67%) Investment Management
10 279 (7.43%) Electronic Trading
11 227 (6.05%) Business Analysis
12 224 (5.97%) Project Management
13 218 (5.81%) SDLC
14 206 (5.49%) ITIL
15 202 (5.38%) Software Engineering
16 154 (4.10%) Algorithmic Trading
17 150 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 142 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
18 142 (3.78%) Scrum
19 132 (3.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1439 (38.33%) SQL
2 1108 (29.52%) Java
3 1034 (27.54%) C#
4 514 (13.69%) C++
5 494 (13.16%) Python
6 290 (7.73%) Perl
7 266 (7.09%) VBA
8 205 (5.46%) JavaScript
9 169 (4.50%) T-SQL
10 126 (3.36%) Scala
11 122 (3.25%) Shell Script
12 64 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 52 (1.39%) Bash Shell
14 49 (1.31%) C
15 40 (1.07%) PowerShell
16 38 (1.01%) VB
17 31 (0.83%) Haskell
18 23 (0.61%) F#
19 19 (0.51%) MATLAB
20 18 (0.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 639 (17.02%) Degree
2 58 (1.55%) PMI Certification
3 56 (1.49%) PMP
4 46 (1.23%) PhD
5 23 (0.61%) ISEB
6 21 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (0.53%) MCP
7 20 (0.53%) MCSE
8 11 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.21%) Postgraduate
9 8 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.16%) CFA
12 5 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.13%) CCNA
13 4 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.080%) MBA
14 3 (0.080%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.080%) IIBA
15 2 (0.053%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (4.95%) QA
2 39 (1.04%) Solvency II
3 31 (0.83%) MiFID
3 31 (0.83%) SLA
4 30 (0.80%) EMIR
4 30 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
5 28 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.69%) CRD IV
7 7 (0.19%) RosettaNet
8 6 (0.16%) AIFMD
8 6 (0.16%) Basel III
9 2 (0.053%) COREP
9 2 (0.053%) FINREP
9 2 (0.053%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.027%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.027%) Basel II
10 1 (0.027%) UCITS
10 1 (0.027%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.027%) FATCA
System Software
1 65 (1.73%) IMail Server
2 59 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.19%) XenApp
5 6 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.080%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.053%) Platform Symphony
9 2 (0.053%) vSphere
10 1 (0.027%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.027%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.027%) Docker
10 1 (0.027%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.32%) Control-M
3 11 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.19%) SCCM
5 4 (0.11%) Nagios
6 3 (0.080%) WSUS
6 3 (0.080%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.080%) Oozie
7 2 (0.053%) Puppet
7 2 (0.053%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.027%) OpenView
8 1 (0.027%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.027%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.027%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.027%) Ansible
8 1 (0.027%) logstash
8 1 (0.027%) Salt
8 1 (0.027%) Kibana
Vendors
1 483 (12.87%) Oracle
2 354 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 254 (6.77%) Sybase
4 124 (3.30%) Bloomberg
5 110 (2.93%) TIBCO
6 90 (2.40%) Charles River
7 69 (1.84%) Murex
8 63 (1.68%) Reuters
9 62 (1.65%) Fidessa
10 55 (1.47%) ION Trading
11 46 (1.23%) SimCorp
12 39 (1.04%) Sun
13 38 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
14 33 (0.88%) Solace
15 32 (0.85%) SAP
16 27 (0.72%) ServiceNow
17 26 (0.69%) HP
17 26 (0.69%) VMware
18 25 (0.67%) OpenLink
18 25 (0.67%) Citrix
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + c.25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus/pension/training
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + BONUS
Posted: Yesterday