The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 49 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.35% 0.75% 0.80%
As % of the General category 0.98% 1.26% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +35.59%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Back Office
Cheshire

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

General Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
102 159 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 36.17% 59.33% 40.24%
Number of salaries quoted 56 86 76
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £27,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £88,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Back Office
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Back Office Salary Trend in Chester

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) Marketing
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) VBA
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) JUnit
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) ISEB
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) JMeter
6 1 (11.11%) Workflow
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Ruby
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Release Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) MI Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VBA
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) Groovy
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB