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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 43 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.43% 0.39% 0.78%
As % of the General category 1.02% 0.67% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +52.54%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +19.20%
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
98 149 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 41.88% 58.20% 33.72%
Number of salaries quoted 47 87 57
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £33,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £100,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 July 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) Marketing
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) JUnit
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 2 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Groovy
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JUnit
1 2 (16.67%) JMeter
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) MI Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) API Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VBA
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) Groovy
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft