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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 230 228 161
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -67
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 1516 1492 1942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.43% 1.88%
As % of the General category 3.42% 3.27% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1250 1267 1566
Average salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,150 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +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
44351 45657 45178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.70% 43.67% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 36089 36540 34986
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,791 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 -4 1484 £72,500 +3.57% 221
London -2 1367 £72,500 +3.57% 205
City of London +12 375 £70,000 - 73
South East +25 93 £55,000 +15.78% 5
East Sussex +21 45 £80,000 +122.22%
Brighton +17 45 £80,000 +122.22%
Scotland +4 20 £61,500 +14.41% 7
Milton Keynes - 16 £27,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 16 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire +6 13 £85,000 +17.24% 3
Edinburgh +14 11 £61,500 +36.66% 2
Reading -5 10 - -
Berkshire -11 10 - -
East Midlands +7 8 £81,250 +4.83%
Glasgow -13 8 - - 3
North West +11 7 £47,500 +46.15% 1
East of England +6 7 £34,250 +1.48% 5
Oxford -10 6 £110,000 +51.72% 1
Manchester +22 4 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Leicestershire - 4 £110,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £52,500 -
Leicester - 4 £110,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £52,500 -
Altrincham - 4 £27,500 -
Hampshire +11 3 £33,750 -35.40% 1
Surrey +5 3 £77,500 +72.22% 1
Bedfordshire +4 3 £27,250 -0.90% 3
West Midlands -15 3 £26,000 -52.72% 2
Kent - 3 £47,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £47,500 -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1920 (54.01%) Finance
2 1378 (38.76%) SQL
3 1226 (34.49%) Java
4 1084 (30.49%) Banking
5 1014 (28.52%) C#
6 711 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 686 (19.30%) Equities
8 680 (19.13%) Unix
9 669 (18.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 667 (18.76%) Degree
11 656 (18.45%) Investment Banking
12 629 (17.69%) .NET
13 599 (16.85%) C++
14 583 (16.40%) Fixed Income
15 582 (16.37%) Derivative
16 523 (14.71%) Linux
17 499 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
18 498 (14.01%) Python
19 496 (13.95%) SQL Server
20 465 (13.08%) Multithreading
21 433 (12.18%) Hedge funds
22 430 (12.10%) Computer Science
23 410 (11.53%) Oracle
24 402 (11.31%) Asset Management
25 392 (11.03%) Back Office
26 372 (10.46%) OO
27 370 (10.41%) Electronic Trading
28 350 (9.85%) Low Latency
29 339 (9.54%) Windows
30 334 (9.40%) Mathematics

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 44 (1.24%) JBoss
2 43 (1.21%) Tomcat
3 38 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
4 37 (1.04%) Node.js
5 26 (0.73%) Confluence
6 25 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 23 (0.65%) Apache
7 23 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 22 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 17 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 16 (0.45%) IIS
12 15 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (0.39%) GemFire
14 9 (0.25%) CMS
15 7 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.20%) Lync
16 6 (0.17%) Jetty
17 5 (0.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 213 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 71 (2.00%) MS Office
3 50 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
4 42 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.31%) MS Project
7 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.028%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.028%) Mingle
7 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 124 (3.49%) thinkFolio
2 67 (1.88%) Markit EDM
3 36 (1.01%) LatentZero
4 31 (0.87%) SimCorp Dimension
5 16 (0.45%) Salerio
6 15 (0.42%) Endur
6 15 (0.42%) ION MarketView
7 14 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (0.31%) Kondor
9 10 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
10 8 (0.23%) Decalog
10 8 (0.23%) HiInvest
10 8 (0.23%) LongView
11 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.20%) SAP SRM
11 7 (0.20%) Sentinel
12 6 (0.17%) Eikon
12 6 (0.17%) Summit
13 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 5 (0.14%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 105 (2.95%) SaaS
2 15 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.25%) Google App Engine
3 9 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (0.25%) IaaS
3 9 (0.25%) PaaS
4 7 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.11%) Office 365
6 3 (0.084%) Force.com
7 1 (0.028%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.05%) Internet
2 40 (1.13%) Multicast
3 29 (0.82%) SMTP
3 29 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 24 (0.68%) Intranet
5 19 (0.53%) FTP
6 16 (0.45%) Firewall
7 15 (0.42%) VoIP
8 14 (0.39%) DNS
9 9 (0.25%) HTTP
10 8 (0.23%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.20%) SSL
11 7 (0.20%) WAN
12 6 (0.17%) LAN
12 6 (0.17%) Wireless
13 5 (0.14%) DHCP
13 5 (0.14%) InfiniBand
14 4 (0.11%) SNMP
15 3 (0.084%) Broadband
15 3 (0.084%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 158 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 133 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 94 (2.64%) KDB
6 58 (1.63%) NoSQL
7 57 (1.60%) Oracle Database
8 56 (1.58%) RDBMS
9 52 (1.46%) MongoDB
10 51 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
11 50 (1.41%) Big Data
12 44 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 43 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 41 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (1.10%) DB2
15 39 (1.10%) Hadoop
16 30 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
16 30 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
17 28 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
18 26 (0.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 94 (2.64%) Maven
2 83 (2.33%) JUnit
3 72 (2.03%) JIRA
4 62 (1.74%) Visual Studio
5 54 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (1.21%) Eclipse
7 40 (1.13%) TeamCity
8 39 (1.10%) Gradle
9 37 (1.04%) NUnit
10 33 (0.93%) Git (software)
11 31 (0.87%) Subversion
12 20 (0.56%) SpecFlow
13 19 (0.53%) Jenkins
14 18 (0.51%) Ant
14 18 (0.51%) MSTest
15 17 (0.48%) JMeter
15 17 (0.48%) Selenium
16 16 (0.45%) Cucumber
17 12 (0.34%) Rhino Mocks
18 11 (0.31%) FitNesse
General
1 1920 (54.01%) Finance
2 1084 (30.49%) Banking
3 656 (18.45%) Investment Banking
4 392 (11.03%) Back Office
5 133 (3.74%) Financial Institution
6 122 (3.43%) Retail
7 60 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
8 58 (1.63%) Games
9 45 (1.27%) Marketing
10 39 (1.10%) Legal
10 39 (1.10%) Retail Banking
11 38 (1.07%) Telecoms
12 21 (0.59%) Advertising
12 21 (0.59%) Dutch Language
13 17 (0.48%) International Banking
14 10 (0.28%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.25%) Publishing
16 7 (0.20%) Local Government
16 7 (0.20%) Private Banking
17 4 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1789 (50.32%) Developer
2 818 (23.01%) Analyst
3 667 (18.76%) Java Developer
4 575 (16.17%) C# Developer
5 383 (10.77%) Front Office Developer
6 365 (10.27%) Business Analyst
7 294 (8.27%) Support Analyst
8 293 (8.24%) Applications Support
9 248 (6.98%) C++ Developer
10 224 (6.30%) SQL Developer
11 207 (5.82%) Python Developer
12 203 (5.71%) Senior Developer
13 197 (5.54%) .NET Developer
14 178 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
15 152 (4.28%) Applications Support Analyst
16 129 (3.63%) Junior
17 127 (3.57%) Consultant
18 114 (3.21%) Junior Developer
19 113 (3.18%) Quantitative Developer
20 109 (3.07%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (17.69%) .NET
2 329 (9.25%) WPF
3 302 (8.50%) FIX Protocol
4 199 (5.60%) HTML
5 184 (5.18%) Spring
6 176 (4.95%) XML
7 137 (3.85%) WCF
8 121 (3.40%) J2SE
9 118 (3.32%) ASP.NET
10 114 (3.21%) WinForms
11 106 (2.98%) Web Services
12 104 (2.93%) Hibernate
13 99 (2.78%) HTML5
14 97 (2.73%) AngularJS
15 95 (2.67%) JMS
16 94 (2.64%) CSS
17 82 (2.31%) Middleware
18 77 (2.17%) STL
19 65 (1.83%) .NET Framework
20 60 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 686 (19.30%) Equities
2 669 (18.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 583 (16.40%) Fixed Income
4 582 (16.37%) Derivative
5 499 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
6 433 (12.18%) Hedge funds
7 430 (12.10%) Computer Science
8 334 (9.40%) Mathematics
9 178 (5.01%) Algorithms
10 158 (4.44%) Data Structures
11 144 (4.05%) Equity Derivative
12 116 (3.26%) Market Risk
13 110 (3.09%) Management Information System
14 64 (1.80%) Physics
15 62 (1.74%) Fintech
16 54 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
17 50 (1.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 47 (1.32%) Credit Risk
19 44 (1.24%) Reference Data
20 40 (1.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 680 (19.13%) Unix
2 523 (14.71%) Linux
3 339 (9.54%) Windows
4 63 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 53 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 51 (1.43%) Solaris
7 17 (0.48%) Android
8 16 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.20%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.056%) Debian
15 2 (0.056%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.056%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.028%) SUSE
16 1 (0.028%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (13.08%) Multithreading
3 402 (11.31%) Asset Management
4 372 (10.46%) OO
5 370 (10.41%) Electronic Trading
6 350 (9.85%) Low Latency
7 308 (8.66%) Risk Management
8 307 (8.64%) Investment Management
9 290 (8.16%) Project Management
10 276 (7.76%) Software Engineering
11 260 (7.31%) SDLC
12 246 (6.92%) Analytics
13 242 (6.81%) Business Analysis
14 241 (6.78%) TDD
15 193 (5.43%) Algorithmic Trading
16 162 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
17 159 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
18 139 (3.91%) OOD
19 137 (3.85%) ITIL
20 133 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1378 (38.76%) SQL
2 1226 (34.49%) Java
3 1014 (28.52%) C#
4 599 (16.85%) C++
5 498 (14.01%) Python
6 229 (6.44%) VBA
7 205 (5.77%) Perl
8 192 (5.40%) JavaScript
9 103 (2.90%) Scala
10 96 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 93 (2.62%) C
12 89 (2.50%) T-SQL
13 66 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 56 (1.58%) VB
15 45 (1.27%) PL/SQL
16 41 (1.15%) PowerShell
17 38 (1.07%) VB.NET
18 34 (0.96%) Korn
19 22 (0.62%) F#
20 13 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 667 (18.76%) Degree
2 61 (1.72%) PhD
3 27 (0.76%) CFA
4 16 (0.45%) PMI Certification
5 14 (0.39%) ISEB
6 13 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (0.37%) PMP
7 10 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.20%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.14%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.084%) CIMA
12 2 (0.056%) ACCA
12 2 (0.056%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.056%) MCT
12 2 (0.056%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.056%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.028%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.028%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (5.51%) QA
2 62 (1.74%) MiFID
3 43 (1.21%) EMIR
4 41 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 38 (1.07%) SLA
6 24 (0.68%) Solvency II
7 22 (0.62%) AIFMD
8 17 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.25%) CRD IV
9 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.20%) Basel III
10 7 (0.20%) RosettaNet
11 4 (0.11%) COBIT
12 3 (0.084%) SDET
13 2 (0.056%) Basel II
13 2 (0.056%) IAS 39
14 1 (0.028%) COREP
14 1 (0.028%) FATCA
14 1 (0.028%) FINREP
14 1 (0.028%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 38 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.73%) IMail Server
3 18 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.34%) Docker
4 12 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 10 (0.28%) XenApp
6 7 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.056%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.028%) NFS
8 1 (0.028%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.028%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 54 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
2 34 (0.96%) Control-M
3 18 (0.51%) logstash
3 18 (0.51%) Nagios
4 14 (0.39%) Ansible
5 13 (0.37%) Tivoli
6 12 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (0.34%) Puppet
7 9 (0.25%) SCCM
8 6 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
10 3 (0.084%) Kibana
10 3 (0.084%) Salt
11 2 (0.056%) WSUS
12 1 (0.028%) AppDNA
12 1 (0.028%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.028%) ThinApp
12 1 (0.028%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 410 (11.53%) Oracle
2 298 (8.38%) Microsoft
3 237 (6.67%) Sybase
4 146 (4.11%) Bloomberg
4 146 (4.11%) Charles River
5 100 (2.81%) Murex
6 83 (2.33%) TIBCO
7 69 (1.94%) Fidessa
8 44 (1.24%) SAP
9 42 (1.18%) Reuters
10 37 (1.04%) SimCorp
10 37 (1.04%) Sun
11 35 (0.98%) Remedy
12 33 (0.93%) IBM
13 31 (0.87%) Solace
13 31 (0.87%) StreamBase
14 29 (0.82%) Eze Castle Integration
15 24 (0.68%) ION Trading
15 24 (0.68%) SunGard
16 22 (0.62%) Informatica
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £750000 - £850000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Competitive Base + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Competitive Base + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus car allowance and bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday