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 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
Back Office
Rank 97 108 95
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 37 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.59% 0.88% 0.88%
As % of the General category 3.76% 1.74% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 37 17 11
Average salary £70,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £67,500 £55,000
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
985 1092 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 42.44% 50.81% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 820 963 501
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,375 £30,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 19 September 2014.

Back Office Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 78 (82.11%) SC Cleared
1 78 (82.11%) Security Cleared
2 72 (75.79%) Finance
3 66 (69.47%) Retail
4 41 (43.16%) Business Development
5 32 (33.68%) German Language
5 32 (33.68%) Six Sigma
5 32 (33.68%) Benchmarking
6 20 (21.05%) Windows
7 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
7 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
8 16 (16.84%) Migration
9 15 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
9 15 (15.79%) HP
9 15 (15.79%) CRM
9 15 (15.79%) SOA
9 15 (15.79%) Oracle
10 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
10 14 (14.74%) EMC
10 14 (14.74%) EDRMS
10 14 (14.74%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (14.74%) Systems Analysis
10 14 (14.74%) Taxonomies
10 14 (14.74%) Open Text
10 14 (14.74%) TOGAF
10 14 (14.74%) Metadata Management
11 13 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (12.63%) Data Management
13 11 (11.58%) Performance Testing
14 10 (10.53%) Project Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
1 14 (14.74%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (5.26%) IIS
3 4 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) Apache
4 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) VPN
1 4 (4.21%) DNS
1 4 (4.21%) SAN
1 4 (4.21%) Firewall
1 4 (4.21%) IP Telephony
1 4 (4.21%) NAS
1 4 (4.21%) DHCP
2 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.11%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.11%) Multicast
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.05%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.05%) OLTP
2 1 (1.05%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (9.47%) LoadRunner
1 9 (9.47%) Selenium
1 9 (9.47%) NeoLoad
General
1 72 (75.79%) Finance
2 66 (69.47%) Retail
3 32 (33.68%) German Language
4 4 (4.21%) Front Office
4 4 (4.21%) Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.11%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (14.74%) Architect
1 14 (14.74%) Solutions Architect
1 14 (14.74%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 14 (14.74%) SharePoint Architect
1 14 (14.74%) Senior Architect
1 14 (14.74%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
1 14 (14.74%) Senior SharePoint Architect
2 12 (12.63%) Account Manager
2 12 (12.63%) Sales Manager
3 11 (11.58%) Test Manager
4 9 (9.47%) Performance Test Manager
4 9 (9.47%) Performance Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Applications Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Project Manager
7 6 (6.32%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Senior IT Project Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Taxonomies
2 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.11%) Fixed Income
2 2 (2.11%) Equities
2 2 (2.11%) Derivative
3 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.05%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Windows
2 5 (5.26%) UNIX
3 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.05%) Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.16%) Business Development
2 32 (33.68%) Six Sigma
2 32 (33.68%) Benchmarking
3 16 (16.84%) Migration
4 15 (15.79%) SOA
4 15 (15.79%) CRM
4 15 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
5 14 (14.74%) Systems Analysis
5 14 (14.74%) TOGAF
5 14 (14.74%) Metadata Management
6 13 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (12.63%) Data Management
8 11 (11.58%) Performance Testing
9 10 (10.53%) Project Management
10 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (9.47%) Test Strategy
11 7 (7.37%) People Management
11 7 (7.37%) PRINCE2
12 5 (5.26%) Problem Management
13 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.05%) C++
3 1 (1.05%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 78 (82.11%) SC Cleared
1 78 (82.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) CCNP
2 4 (4.21%) CCNA
2 4 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.11%) MCSE
4 1 (1.05%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.79%) HP
2 15 (15.79%) Oracle
3 14 (14.74%) Open Text
3 14 (14.74%) EMC
4 9 (9.47%) SOASTA, Inc
5 4 (4.21%) Cisco
5 4 (4.21%) VMware
6 2 (2.11%) NetApp
7 1 (1.05%) Borland
7 1 (1.05%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.05%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.05%) SAP