The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 194 192 172
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 28 19 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.35% 0.66%
As % of the General category 1.42% 0.84% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26 19 11
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,300 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +2.77%
Front Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1974 2260 1719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.24% 41.54% 35.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1597 1821 1393
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Front Office across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Front Office
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front Office across the West Midlands region.

Front Office Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Front Office
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front Office across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Front Office Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Front Office
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Birmingham +2 26 £50,000 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 19 (45.24%) Degree
2 17 (40.48%) Finance
3 15 (35.71%) UNIX
4 14 (33.33%) SQL
5 12 (28.57%) ITIL
6 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
6 11 (26.19%) MS Office
7 9 (21.43%) Windows
8 8 (19.05%) Python
8 8 (19.05%) Equities
8 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (16.67%) Business Development
9 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
9 7 (16.67%) ETRM
9 7 (16.67%) Big Data
9 7 (16.67%) Big Data Analytics
9 7 (16.67%) Business Transformation
9 7 (16.67%) Analytics
9 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 7 (16.67%) VBScript
9 7 (16.67%) Oracle
9 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 7 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (14.29%) Sybase
10 6 (14.29%) Banking
10 6 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (14.29%) Algorithmic Trading
10 6 (14.29%) Capacity Management
11 5 (11.90%) SaaS
11 5 (11.90%) Social Media

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) KDB
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Back Office
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Consultant
2 12 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Digital Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Management Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Lead Business Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Support
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Technical Support
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) JMS
1 1 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Equities
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (11.90%) Social Media
4 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.52%) Economics
5 2 (4.76%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.38%) Derivative
6 1 (2.38%) AS400
6 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) UNIX
2 9 (21.43%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Business Development
2 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 7 (16.67%) ETRM
2 7 (16.67%) Big Data Analytics
2 7 (16.67%) Business Transformation
2 7 (16.67%) Analytics
3 6 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
3 6 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 6 (14.29%) Algorithmic Trading
4 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
5 4 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Content Management
5 4 (9.52%) Document Management
5 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Line Management
5 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) Python
3 7 (16.67%) VBScript
4 5 (11.90%) Perl
5 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Netcool
1 1 (2.38%) Nagios
1 1 (2.38%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (14.29%) Sybase
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) Juniper
4 4 (9.52%) Reuters
4 4 (9.52%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix