The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 81 108 91
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -17
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 46 23 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.12% 1.07% 1.01%
As % of the General category 4.87% 2.12% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 46 23 16
Average salary £70,000 £40,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Back Office
West Midlands

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

General Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
945 1084 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 43.53% 50.58% 40.72%
Number of salaries quoted 782 945 550
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,375 £30,000 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Back Office
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Back Office Salary Trend in Birmingham

Back Office
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Back Office across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Back Office Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Back 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 Back Office.

1 81 (84.38%) SC Cleared
1 81 (84.38%) Security Cleared
2 73 (76.04%) Finance
3 72 (75.00%) Retail
4 42 (43.75%) Business Development
5 32 (33.33%) German Language
5 32 (33.33%) Six Sigma
5 32 (33.33%) Benchmarking
6 18 (18.75%) HP
6 18 (18.75%) Oracle
7 16 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (15.63%) Windows
9 14 (14.58%) MS Excel
9 14 (14.58%) CRM
9 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
9 14 (14.58%) Project Management
10 13 (13.54%) Performance Testing
10 13 (13.54%) Migration
10 13 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.50%) Data Management
12 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
12 11 (11.46%) SOA
12 11 (11.46%) Knowledge Management
13 10 (10.42%) Selenium
13 10 (10.42%) Taxonomies
13 10 (10.42%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (10.42%) TOGAF
13 10 (10.42%) Systems Analysis
13 10 (10.42%) Open Text
13 10 (10.42%) SharePoint

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Back 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 Back Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.42%) SharePoint Server
1 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.21%) IIS
3 4 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Office 365
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) VPN
1 4 (4.17%) DNS
1 4 (4.17%) DHCP
1 4 (4.17%) SAN
1 4 (4.17%) NAS
1 4 (4.17%) IP Telephony
1 4 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (2.08%) Multicast
2 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.04%) Intranet
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.04%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.04%) OLTP
2 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.04%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Selenium
1 10 (10.42%) LoadRunner
1 10 (10.42%) NeoLoad
General
1 73 (76.04%) Finance
2 72 (75.00%) Retail
3 32 (33.33%) German Language
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (13.54%) Test Manager
2 12 (12.50%) Sales Manager
2 12 (12.50%) Account Manager
3 10 (10.42%) Performance Manager
3 10 (10.42%) Performance Test Manager
3 10 (10.42%) SharePoint Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Senior Architect
3 10 (10.42%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.42%) Senior SharePoint Architect
4 7 (7.29%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 7 (7.29%) Senior Manager
4 7 (7.29%) Applications Manager
4 7 (7.29%) Senior Project Manager
4 7 (7.29%) IT Project Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.04%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.08%) UNIX
4 1 (1.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (43.75%) Business Development
2 32 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 32 (33.33%) Benchmarking
3 16 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (14.58%) CRM
4 14 (14.58%) Project Management
5 13 (13.54%) Performance Testing
5 13 (13.54%) Migration
5 13 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (12.50%) Data Management
7 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
7 11 (11.46%) SOA
7 11 (11.46%) Knowledge Management
8 10 (10.42%) TOGAF
8 10 (10.42%) Systems Analysis
8 10 (10.42%) Test Strategy
8 10 (10.42%) Metadata Management
9 5 (5.21%) ITIL
10 4 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (84.38%) SC Cleared
1 81 (84.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.17%) CCNP
2 4 (4.17%) CCNA
3 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.08%) MCSE
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 18 (18.75%) HP
1 18 (18.75%) Oracle
2 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.42%) Open Text
3 10 (10.42%) EMC
3 10 (10.42%) SOASTA, Inc
4 4 (4.17%) Cisco
4 4 (4.17%) VMware
5 2 (2.08%) NetApp
5 2 (2.08%) Capita
6 1 (1.04%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.04%) SAP
6 1 (1.04%) Business Objects