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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 85 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 42 25 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.91% 1.15% 0.99%
As % of the General category 4.41% 2.28% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 42 25 15
Average salary £70,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £67,500 £61,000
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
952 1096 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 43.21% 50.32% 40.81%
Number of salaries quoted 780 958 550
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £26,500
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 2 September 2014.

Back Office Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 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 81 (87.10%) SC Cleared
1 81 (87.10%) Security Cleared
2 72 (77.42%) Finance
3 70 (75.27%) Retail
4 42 (45.16%) Business Development
5 32 (34.41%) German Language
5 32 (34.41%) Six Sigma
5 32 (34.41%) Benchmarking
6 18 (19.35%) HP
6 18 (19.35%) Oracle
7 17 (18.28%) Windows
8 16 (17.20%) MS Excel
8 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
8 16 (17.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (16.13%) Migration
10 14 (15.05%) CRM
11 13 (13.98%) SOA
11 13 (13.98%) Knowledge Management
11 13 (13.98%) Performance Testing
12 12 (12.90%) Taxonomies
12 12 (12.90%) SharePoint Server
12 12 (12.90%) Metadata Management
12 12 (12.90%) Data Management
12 12 (12.90%) TOGAF
12 12 (12.90%) Systems Analysis
12 12 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (12.90%) Open Text
12 12 (12.90%) EDRMS
12 12 (12.90%) EMC
12 12 (12.90%) SharePoint

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
1 12 (12.90%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (5.38%) IIS
3 4 (4.30%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.08%) Apache
4 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (17.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) VPN
1 4 (4.30%) DNS
1 4 (4.30%) SAN
1 4 (4.30%) Firewall
1 4 (4.30%) IP Telephony
1 4 (4.30%) NAS
1 4 (4.30%) DHCP
2 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.15%) Multicast
3 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.08%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.08%) OLTP
2 1 (1.08%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (10.75%) LoadRunner
1 10 (10.75%) Selenium
1 10 (10.75%) NeoLoad
General
1 72 (77.42%) Finance
2 70 (75.27%) Retail
3 32 (34.41%) German Language
4 2 (2.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Front Office
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (13.98%) Test Manager
2 12 (12.90%) Architect
2 12 (12.90%) Account Manager
2 12 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (12.90%) Sales Manager
2 12 (12.90%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 12 (12.90%) SharePoint Architect
2 12 (12.90%) Senior Architect
2 12 (12.90%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
2 12 (12.90%) Senior SharePoint Architect
3 10 (10.75%) Performance Test Manager
3 10 (10.75%) Performance Manager
4 9 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Senior Manager
5 7 (7.53%) IT Project Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Senior Project Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Applications Manager
6 4 (4.30%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.08%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.28%) Windows
2 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) UNIX
4 1 (1.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Business Development
2 32 (34.41%) Six Sigma
2 32 (34.41%) Benchmarking
3 16 (17.20%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (16.13%) Migration
5 14 (15.05%) CRM
6 13 (13.98%) SOA
6 13 (13.98%) Performance Testing
6 13 (13.98%) Knowledge Management
7 12 (12.90%) Metadata Management
7 12 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (12.90%) Data Management
7 12 (12.90%) TOGAF
7 12 (12.90%) Systems Analysis
8 11 (11.83%) Project Management
9 10 (10.75%) Test Strategy
10 9 (9.68%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (3.23%) Line Management
12 3 (3.23%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (87.10%) SC Cleared
1 81 (87.10%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.30%) CCNP
2 4 (4.30%) CCNA
2 4 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.15%) MCSE
5 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.08%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (19.35%) Oracle
1 18 (19.35%) HP
2 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.90%) EMC
3 12 (12.90%) Open Text
4 10 (10.75%) SOASTA, Inc
5 4 (4.30%) VMware
5 4 (4.30%) Cisco
6 2 (2.15%) NetApp
7 1 (1.08%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.08%) Capita