The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 100 79 121
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +42
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 28 38 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.44% 2.39% 0.62%
As % of the General category 3.05% 6.10% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 6
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Back Office
North West

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

General Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
917 623 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.00% 39.26% 40.99%
Number of salaries quoted 725 481 696
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,350 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Back Office
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Back Office Salary Trend in Cheshire

Back Office
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Back Office across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Back Office Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Back Office
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 13 £34,000 - 5
Winsford - 3 £38,750 -
Chester -6 2 £40,000 +35.59%
Warrington -26 2 £18,000 -48.57%
Knutsford - 2 £31,000 -
Back Office
North West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 28 (65.12%) Microsoft
2 26 (60.47%) Finance
3 25 (58.14%) SLA
4 23 (53.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (53.49%) VMware
4 23 (53.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (48.84%) UNIX
6 19 (44.19%) Wi-Fi
6 19 (44.19%) LAN
6 19 (44.19%) WAN
7 12 (27.91%) SQL
8 10 (23.26%) Firmware
8 10 (23.26%) Windows
8 10 (23.26%) Linux
9 9 (20.93%) HTML
9 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
10 8 (18.60%) HP
10 8 (18.60%) jQuery
11 7 (16.28%) Ajax
11 7 (16.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
11 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
12 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
12 6 (13.95%) MCP
12 6 (13.95%) SNMP
12 6 (13.95%) Dell
12 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
12 6 (13.95%) Symantec
12 6 (13.95%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (13.95%) Sophos

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
1 7 (16.28%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) Lync
2 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (44.19%) LAN
1 19 (44.19%) WAN
1 19 (44.19%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (13.95%) SNMP
3 2 (4.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) MySQL
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (9.30%) JasperReports
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (60.47%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Administrator
2 18 (41.86%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (25.58%) Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Team Leader
4 6 (13.95%) Operations Team Leader
5 4 (9.30%) PHP Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) IT Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) IT Support
7 2 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) HTML
2 8 (18.60%) jQuery
3 7 (16.28%) Ajax
4 5 (11.63%) REST
4 5 (11.63%) Web Services
5 4 (9.30%) CSS
5 4 (9.30%) SOAP
6 3 (6.98%) .NET
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.65%) HTML5
8 1 (2.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.33%) WCF
8 1 (2.33%) CSS3
8 1 (2.33%) ATL
8 1 (2.33%) XML
8 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Firmware
2 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Online Games
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) UNIX
2 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Linux
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.95%) CentOS
4 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
4 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (13.95%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.30%) ETL
4 3 (6.98%) MVC
5 2 (4.65%) Service Management
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL
6 1 (2.33%) OOP
6 1 (2.33%) OO
6 1 (2.33%) CRM
6 1 (2.33%) SOA
6 1 (2.33%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) PHP
3 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.65%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) MCP
2 4 (9.30%) MCSE
2 4 (9.30%) CCNP
2 4 (9.30%) CCNA
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (58.14%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (53.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.95%) vSphere
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (13.95%) Backup Exec
1 6 (13.95%) WSUS
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
1 6 (13.95%) WhatsUp Gold
1 6 (13.95%) HP SIM
2 2 (4.65%) OpenView
2 2 (4.65%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 28 (65.12%) Microsoft
2 23 (53.49%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) HP
4 6 (13.95%) Dell
4 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
4 6 (13.95%) Symantec
4 6 (13.95%) Sophos
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle
5 4 (9.30%) Business Objects
5 4 (9.30%) Cognos
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