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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 206 164 192
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +28
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 4 22 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.080% 0.53% 0.088%
As % of the General category 0.24% 1.34% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1 22 4
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.98%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
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
1672 1642 1479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.47% 39.60% 32.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1363 1272 1120
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 5 March 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
Coventry - 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £50,000 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
2 14 (45.16%) Degree
3 13 (41.94%) ETRM
3 13 (41.94%) Windows
3 13 (41.94%) Python
3 13 (41.94%) MS Office
3 13 (41.94%) VBScript
3 13 (41.94%) TCP/IP
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 11 (35.48%) Finance
5 8 (25.81%) Bloomberg
6 6 (19.35%) Reuters
6 6 (19.35%) UNIX
6 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
7 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.90%) Back Office
9 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
9 3 (9.68%) Perl
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco
9 3 (9.68%) Juniper
9 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
9 3 (9.68%) Derivative
10 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
10 2 (6.45%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (6.45%) Summit
10 2 (6.45%) Banking
10 2 (6.45%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (41.94%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) KDB
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Back Office
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Consultant
1 13 (41.94%) Technical Consultant
2 7 (22.58%) Technical Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Technical Support
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Technical Support
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) WinForms Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior WinForms Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) WinForms
2 1 (3.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) Derivative
3 2 (6.45%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (6.45%) GIS
3 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.45%) iPad
3 2 (6.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.23%) Equities
4 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.23%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
2 13 (41.94%) ETRM
3 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (6.45%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Python
1 13 (41.94%) VBScript
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Perl
3 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) VCP4
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (3.23%) Netcool
1 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Bloomberg
3 6 (19.35%) Reuters
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) Juniper
5 2 (6.45%) ESRI
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle