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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 203 171 196
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Permanent jobs citing Front Office 2 26 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.59% 0.17%
As % of the General category 0.12% 1.53% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 26 4
Average salary £57,500 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £31,500 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £50,000 £79,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
1611 1701 1588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.70% 38.46% 33.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1330 1316 1282
Average salary £42,500 £42,944 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.03% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,450 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,900 £63,550
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
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 28 January 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
Worcestershire - 1 £55,000 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 20 (54.05%) ITIL
2 18 (48.65%) Finance
3 17 (45.95%) Degree
4 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
5 15 (40.54%) VBScript
5 15 (40.54%) MS Office
5 15 (40.54%) Windows
5 15 (40.54%) Python
5 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
5 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
5 15 (40.54%) ETRM
6 12 (32.43%) UNIX
6 12 (32.43%) SQL
7 10 (27.03%) Bloomberg
8 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
9 8 (21.62%) Reuters
10 6 (16.22%) Back Office
11 5 (13.51%) Banking
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco
11 5 (13.51%) Juniper
11 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
11 5 (13.51%) Perl
11 5 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (10.81%) Oracle
12 4 (10.81%) Derivative
13 3 (8.11%) Equities
13 3 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
14 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) KDB
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Back Office
3 5 (13.51%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Consultant
1 15 (40.54%) Technical Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) Technical Support
2 8 (21.62%) Senior Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) Senior Technical Support
3 7 (18.92%) Technical Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Client Services Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Developer
6 1 (2.70%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (2.70%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) JMS
2 1 (2.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Derivative
3 3 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (8.11%) Equities
4 2 (5.41%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (5.41%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.70%) iPhone
5 1 (2.70%) iPad
5 1 (2.70%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) ITIL
2 15 (40.54%) ETRM
3 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
4 5 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.70%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (2.70%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (2.70%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) VBScript
1 15 (40.54%) Python
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) Perl
3 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Netcool
1 2 (5.41%) Nagios
1 2 (5.41%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Bloomberg
3 8 (21.62%) Reuters
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco
4 5 (13.51%) Juniper
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) Sybase