The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 114 140 163
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +23
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 218 255 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 2.17% 2.00% 1.63%
As % of the General category 3.77% 3.38% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 183 235 166
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £59,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,857 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +8.95%
Back Office
London

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

General Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
5787 7549 6821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 57.69% 59.35% 58.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4780 6266 5858
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Back Office
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Back Office Salary Trend in the City of London

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Back Office across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Back Office Salary Histogram in the City of London

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

1 238 (62.47%) Finance
2 126 (33.07%) SQL
3 107 (28.08%) Banking
4 106 (27.82%) Front Office
5 84 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (21.00%) Asset Management
7 68 (17.85%) Project Management
8 63 (16.54%) Derivative
9 60 (15.75%) Microsoft
10 57 (14.96%) Investment Management
11 54 (14.17%) .NET
12 53 (13.91%) Investment Banking
13 52 (13.65%) Fixed Income
14 51 (13.39%) SQL Server
15 50 (13.12%) C#
15 50 (13.12%) Java
16 49 (12.86%) Degree
17 48 (12.60%) Windows
18 46 (12.07%) Business Analysis
19 45 (11.81%) Equities
20 42 (11.02%) Oracle
20 42 (11.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 41 (10.76%) Retail
22 40 (10.50%) Fund Accounting
23 39 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
24 38 (9.97%) Workflow
25 35 (9.19%) MS Excel
26 32 (8.40%) SimCorp
26 32 (8.40%) FIX Protocol
26 32 (8.40%) QA

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 18 (4.72%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.36%) MQSeries
4 8 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.10%) Apache
4 8 (2.10%) IIS
5 7 (1.84%) JBoss
5 7 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (1.84%) CMS
5 7 (1.84%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.57%) FileNet
6 6 (1.57%) NServiceBus
6 6 (1.57%) Jetty
7 5 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.79%) SAS
9 3 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.52%) Confluence
10 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (9.19%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.51%) MS Office
3 8 (2.10%) MS Project
4 7 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (7.87%) SimCorp Dimension
2 24 (6.30%) thinkFolio
3 15 (3.94%) Markit EDM
4 6 (1.57%) SunGard GMI
4 6 (1.57%) PORTIA
4 6 (1.57%) Advent Geneva
4 6 (1.57%) Eagle STAR
4 6 (1.57%) MultiFonds
4 6 (1.57%) HiPortfolio
5 5 (1.31%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (1.31%) TIBCO iProcess
6 3 (0.79%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 3 (0.79%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 3 (0.79%) Advent Moxy
6 3 (0.79%) Decalog
6 3 (0.79%) LongView
6 3 (0.79%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.79%) HiInvest
6 3 (0.79%) HiPerformance
6 3 (0.79%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.31%) SaaS
1 5 (1.31%) Symantec.cloud
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.84%) TCP/IP
1 7 (1.84%) VPN
2 6 (1.57%) LAN
3 4 (1.05%) WAN
3 4 (1.05%) DNS
3 4 (1.05%) Internet
3 4 (1.05%) Firewall
3 4 (1.05%) CTI
4 3 (0.79%) SAN
4 3 (0.79%) DHCP
4 3 (0.79%) VoIP
5 2 (0.52%) WLAN
5 2 (0.52%) DMZ
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) Intranet
6 1 (0.26%) ADSL
6 1 (0.26%) VLAN
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.26%) LTE
6 1 (0.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (1.57%) NewSQL
5 6 (1.57%) Big Data
6 5 (1.31%) MySQL
6 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.05%) DB2
7 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.05%) Redis
8 3 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.79%) DB2 UDB
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.62%) Cucumber
2 10 (2.62%) SpecFlow
2 10 (2.62%) JIRA
2 10 (2.62%) FitNesse
3 5 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.05%) JMeter
4 4 (1.05%) Subversion
4 4 (1.05%) Selenium
5 3 (0.79%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.79%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.52%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 238 (62.47%) Finance
2 107 (28.08%) Banking
3 106 (27.82%) Front Office
4 53 (13.91%) Investment Banking
5 41 (10.76%) Retail
6 18 (4.72%) Financial Institution
7 17 (4.46%) Retail Banking
8 12 (3.15%) Billing
9 9 (2.36%) Legal
10 7 (1.84%) Advertising
11 6 (1.57%) Marketing
12 5 (1.31%) Wholesale Banking
13 4 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (1.05%) Publishing
13 4 (1.05%) Law
13 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.79%) Games
14 3 (0.79%) International Banking
14 3 (0.79%) French Language
14 3 (0.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 132 (34.65%) Analyst
2 77 (20.21%) Developer
3 68 (17.85%) Business Analyst
4 42 (11.02%) Support Analyst
5 32 (8.40%) Project Manager
6 29 (7.61%) Consultant
7 28 (7.35%) Applications Support
8 19 (4.99%) Applications Support Analyst
9 18 (4.72%) Architect
9 18 (4.72%) Business Manager
10 17 (4.46%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (4.46%) IT Support
11 15 (3.94%) .NET Developer
11 15 (3.94%) C# Developer
11 15 (3.94%) Development Manager
12 14 (3.67%) Java Developer
13 13 (3.41%) Business Consultant
13 13 (3.41%) Senior Developer
13 13 (3.41%) Senior Consultant
14 10 (2.62%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (14.17%) .NET
2 32 (8.40%) FIX Protocol
3 25 (6.56%) HTML
3 25 (6.56%) ASP.NET
4 18 (4.72%) Web Services
5 14 (3.67%) XML
6 13 (3.41%) WCF
7 12 (3.15%) FpML
8 11 (2.89%) Ajax
9 10 (2.62%) Gherkin
10 9 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (2.36%) DHTML
11 8 (2.10%) WPF
12 7 (1.84%) Middleware
13 6 (1.57%) MSMQ
13 6 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (1.31%) TIBCO EMS
14 5 (1.31%) CSS
15 4 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.54%) Derivative
2 52 (13.65%) Fixed Income
3 45 (11.81%) Equities
4 42 (11.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (7.35%) Computer Science
7 27 (7.09%) Hedge funds
8 21 (5.51%) SWIFT
9 11 (2.89%) Client/Server
10 10 (2.62%) Credit Derivative
10 10 (2.62%) Credit Risk
10 10 (2.62%) Data Structures
11 8 (2.10%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (1.84%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.84%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.57%) User Experience
13 6 (1.57%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.57%) Blackberry
14 5 (1.31%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.60%) Windows
2 30 (7.87%) UNIX
2 30 (7.87%) Linux
3 13 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.62%) Windows 7
4 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.31%) Solaris
5 5 (1.31%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.52%) CentOS
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.52%) SUSE
6 2 (0.52%) Debian
6 2 (0.52%) Fedora
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.52%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (21.00%) Asset Management
3 68 (17.85%) Project Management
4 57 (14.96%) Investment Management
5 46 (12.07%) Business Analysis
6 40 (10.50%) Fund Accounting
7 38 (9.97%) Workflow
8 30 (7.87%) Waterfall
8 30 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (7.61%) Portfolio Management
10 28 (7.35%) SDLC
11 27 (7.09%) ITIL
12 24 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (6.04%) PRINCE2
13 23 (6.04%) BDD
14 22 (5.77%) Unit Testing
14 22 (5.77%) Data Management
15 21 (5.51%) Analytics
16 20 (5.25%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 126 (33.07%) SQL
2 50 (13.12%) Java
2 50 (13.12%) C#
3 20 (5.25%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.72%) Perl
5 15 (3.94%) VBA
6 13 (3.41%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.15%) C++
7 12 (3.15%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.89%) VB
9 9 (2.36%) Python
10 8 (2.10%) PHP
11 7 (1.84%) C
12 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.05%) R
14 3 (0.79%) RPG
15 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 49 (12.86%) Degree
2 18 (4.72%) PMP
2 18 (4.72%) PMI Certification
3 8 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (1.84%) ISEB
5 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.57%) MCSE
5 6 (1.57%) MCITP
6 4 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.52%) CIPD
8 2 (0.52%) ACCA
8 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.26%) MCP
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) MCSA
9 1 (0.26%) PhD
9 1 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.40%) QA
2 11 (2.89%) Solvency II
3 7 (1.84%) MiFID
4 6 (1.57%) EMIR
5 5 (1.31%) SLA
6 3 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.79%) FATCA
7 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.31%) XenApp
3 3 (0.79%) vSphere
4 2 (0.52%) XenServer
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.84%) Control-M
2 5 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.31%) WSUS
2 5 (1.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.52%) OpenView
3 2 (0.52%) MOM
4 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.26%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.26%) SCCM
4 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.02%) Oracle
3 32 (8.40%) SimCorp
4 30 (7.87%) Bloomberg
5 25 (6.56%) Charles River
6 14 (3.67%) Fidessa
7 13 (3.41%) SunGard
8 12 (3.15%) Citrix
9 11 (2.89%) Sybase
9 11 (2.89%) SAP
9 11 (2.89%) VMware
10 9 (2.36%) IBM
11 8 (2.10%) Actuate
11 8 (2.10%) Portware
11 8 (2.10%) BI-SAM
11 8 (2.10%) Fixnetix
12 7 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.84%) Linedata
13 6 (1.57%) Symantec
13 6 (1.57%) Business Objects
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