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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 115 102 93
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 15 20 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.73% 1.06% 0.90%
As % of the General category 2.13% 2.42% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 13
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,100 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
703 827 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.04% 43.99% 34.35%
Number of salaries quoted 625 726 459
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £66,200
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 December 2014.

Back Office Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 35 (67.31%) Finance
2 29 (55.77%) Security Cleared
3 28 (53.85%) SC Cleared
4 24 (46.15%) Retail
5 15 (28.85%) Business Development
6 14 (26.92%) Windows
7 12 (23.08%) Six Sigma
7 12 (23.08%) Benchmarking
7 12 (23.08%) German Language
7 12 (23.08%) UNIX
8 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
9 9 (17.31%) CRM
9 9 (17.31%) SOA
9 9 (17.31%) SQL
10 8 (15.38%) Metadata Management
10 8 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (15.38%) Migration
10 8 (15.38%) TOGAF
10 8 (15.38%) EMC
10 8 (15.38%) Open Text
10 8 (15.38%) EDRMS
10 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 8 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (15.38%) Taxonomies
11 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
12 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
12 6 (11.54%) Front Office
13 5 (9.62%) Banking

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 8 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) FTP
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
2 1 (1.92%) SSL
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Extranet
2 1 (1.92%) MPLS
2 1 (1.92%) OSPF
2 1 (1.92%) BGP
2 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
2 1 (1.92%) IPsec
2 1 (1.92%) VLAN
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless Security
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.92%) DMVPN
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.92%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.92%) MarkLogic
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.85%) Selenium
2 2 (3.85%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.92%) JMeter
General
1 35 (67.31%) Finance
2 24 (46.15%) Retail
3 12 (23.08%) German Language
4 6 (11.54%) Front Office
5 5 (9.62%) Banking
6 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
7 3 (5.77%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Architect
1 8 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
1 8 (15.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 8 (15.38%) SharePoint Architect
1 8 (15.38%) Senior Architect
1 8 (15.38%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
1 8 (15.38%) Senior SharePoint Architect
2 6 (11.54%) Applications Manager
3 5 (9.62%) Applications Support Manager
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Applications Support
3 5 (9.62%) Account Manager
3 5 (9.62%) Sales Manager
3 5 (9.62%) Support Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Programmer
5 3 (5.77%) C++ Programmer
6 2 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Support Specialist
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) HTML
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
1 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.92%) CSS
1 1 (1.92%) JMS
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
1 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.92%) LINQ
1 1 (1.92%) jQuery
1 1 (1.92%) D-Bus
1 1 (1.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (1.92%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Taxonomies
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.77%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.77%) Equities
3 3 (5.77%) Derivative
4 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) UNIX
3 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.92%) CentOS
4 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Business Development
2 12 (23.08%) Six Sigma
2 12 (23.08%) Benchmarking
3 9 (17.31%) CRM
3 9 (17.31%) SOA
4 8 (15.38%) Migration
4 8 (15.38%) TOGAF
4 8 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
4 8 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (15.38%) Metadata Management
5 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
6 5 (9.62%) Data Management
7 4 (7.69%) Logistics
8 3 (5.77%) ITIL
8 3 (5.77%) Project Management
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.85%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.85%) Service Management
9 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.69%) C++
3 4 (7.69%) COBOL
4 2 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (55.77%) Security Cleared
2 28 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) CCNP
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) RHCE
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) vSphere
1 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Nagios
1 1 (1.92%) Cacti
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Open Text
2 8 (15.38%) EMC
3 4 (7.69%) Borland
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) HP
4 3 (5.77%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco
5 1 (1.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.92%) F5