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 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
Back Office
Rank 101 82 87
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 17 22 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.98% 1.49% 1.58%
As % of the General category 2.86% 3.13% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 22
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £29,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,750 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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
595 704 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.18% 47.63% 36.11%
Number of salaries quoted 485 604 407
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 5 March 2015.

Back Office Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) UNIX
3 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (21.62%) Shell Script
5 7 (18.92%) Windows
5 7 (18.92%) Wealth Management
6 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
6 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
6 6 (16.22%) .NET
6 6 (16.22%) C#
7 5 (13.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
7 5 (13.51%) Banking
7 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
7 5 (13.51%) Data Management
7 5 (13.51%) Workflow
7 5 (13.51%) Hedge funds
7 5 (13.51%) Fund Accounting
8 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
8 4 (10.81%) Front Office
8 4 (10.81%) Fixed Income
8 4 (10.81%) Retail
8 4 (10.81%) Logistics
8 4 (10.81%) Borland
8 4 (10.81%) C++
8 4 (10.81%) COBOL
8 4 (10.81%) CRM
8 4 (10.81%) OO
8 4 (10.81%) Windows XP

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) FTP
2 2 (5.41%) HTTP
3 1 (2.70%) DMVPN
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) SSL
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) MPLS
3 1 (2.70%) OSPF
3 1 (2.70%) BGP
3 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.70%) Extranet
3 1 (2.70%) VLAN
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.70%) Wireless Security
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) MarkLogic
3 1 (2.70%) MS Access
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.70%) JMeter
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Front Office
3 4 (10.81%) Retail
4 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Applications Support
2 7 (18.92%) Support Manager
2 7 (18.92%) Applications Support Manager
2 7 (18.92%) Applications Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) C++ Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Business Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Implementation Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
1 6 (16.22%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) Classic ASP
3 2 (5.41%) Ajax
3 2 (5.41%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.70%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (2.70%) D-Bus
4 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.70%) JMS
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) WCF
4 1 (2.70%) LINQ
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (13.51%) Hedge funds
3 4 (10.81%) Fixed Income
4 3 (8.11%) Derivative
4 3 (8.11%) Taxonomies
4 3 (8.11%) Equities
5 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) UNIX
2 7 (18.92%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Wealth Management
2 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
2 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
2 5 (13.51%) Data Management
2 5 (13.51%) Workflow
2 5 (13.51%) Fund Accounting
3 4 (10.81%) Logistics
3 4 (10.81%) CRM
3 4 (10.81%) OO
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.41%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Business Development
5 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Investment Management
5 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL
5 2 (5.41%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) Shell Script
3 6 (16.22%) C#
4 4 (10.81%) C++
4 4 (10.81%) COBOL
5 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.41%) Perl
6 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) VCP4
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) RHCE
3 1 (2.70%) CCNP
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Nagios
1 1 (2.70%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Borland
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Open Text
3 2 (5.41%) EMC
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (2.70%) F5
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.70%) VMware