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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 129 119 146
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +27
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 202 281 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.94% 2.25% 1.75%
As % of the General category 3.35% 3.80% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 169 239 184
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £39,300
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
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
6028 7386 7038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 57.85% 59.04% 58.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4952 6127 6112
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £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 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

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 1 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 1 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.

1 233 (61.48%) Finance
2 119 (31.40%) SQL
3 110 (29.02%) Front Office
4 106 (27.97%) Banking
5 89 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (20.05%) Asset Management
7 67 (17.68%) Microsoft
8 66 (17.41%) Project Management
9 64 (16.89%) Derivative
10 59 (15.57%) Investment Banking
11 55 (14.51%) Windows
12 53 (13.98%) Degree
13 52 (13.72%) Investment Management
13 52 (13.72%) SQL Server
14 51 (13.46%) Java
14 51 (13.46%) Fixed Income
15 50 (13.19%) .NET
16 48 (12.66%) C#
17 46 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
18 45 (11.87%) Business Analysis
19 43 (11.35%) Equities
20 40 (10.55%) Workflow
20 40 (10.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 38 (10.03%) MS Excel
22 37 (9.76%) Linux
22 37 (9.76%) Oracle
23 36 (9.50%) Fund Accounting
24 35 (9.23%) FIX Protocol
24 35 (9.23%) Computer Science
25 33 (8.71%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 23 (6.07%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.43%) IIS
4 9 (2.37%) JBoss
5 8 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.85%) Apache
6 7 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.58%) CMS
7 6 (1.58%) FileNet
7 6 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.58%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.32%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.06%) Jetty
10 3 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.79%) SAS
10 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.53%) Confluence
11 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (10.03%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.12%) MS Office
3 9 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (2.37%) MS Project
4 7 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (7.92%) SimCorp Dimension
2 24 (6.33%) thinkFolio
3 11 (2.90%) Markit EDM
4 6 (1.58%) HiPortfolio
4 6 (1.58%) Eagle STAR
4 6 (1.58%) Advent Geneva
4 6 (1.58%) SunGard GMI
4 6 (1.58%) PORTIA
4 6 (1.58%) MultiFonds
5 5 (1.32%) Eikon
6 4 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (1.06%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.79%) Beauchamp
7 3 (0.79%) Summit
7 3 (0.79%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.79%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.79%) HiInvest
7 3 (0.79%) HiPerformance
7 3 (0.79%) Decalog
7 3 (0.79%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.32%) Symantec.cloud
2 4 (1.06%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.11%) VPN
2 7 (1.85%) LAN
3 6 (1.58%) Internet
3 6 (1.58%) VoIP
3 6 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.32%) CTI
4 5 (1.32%) Firewall
5 4 (1.06%) DNS
5 4 (1.06%) WAN
6 3 (0.79%) SAN
6 3 (0.79%) DHCP
7 2 (0.53%) ADSL
7 2 (0.53%) WLAN
7 2 (0.53%) DMZ
8 1 (0.26%) VLAN
8 1 (0.26%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.26%) NAS
8 1 (0.26%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.22%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.32%) MySQL
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.06%) NewSQL
9 4 (1.06%) Big Data
9 4 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.79%) DB2 UDB
10 3 (0.79%) DB2
10 3 (0.79%) Redis
10 3 (0.79%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (2.64%) JIRA
2 7 (1.85%) FitNesse
2 7 (1.85%) Cucumber
2 7 (1.85%) SpecFlow
3 5 (1.32%) Subversion
3 5 (1.32%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (1.32%) MSBuild
4 4 (1.06%) JMeter
4 4 (1.06%) Selenium
5 2 (0.53%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) Introscope
General
1 233 (61.48%) Finance
2 110 (29.02%) Front Office
3 106 (27.97%) Banking
4 59 (15.57%) Investment Banking
5 33 (8.71%) Retail
6 15 (3.96%) Retail Banking
7 14 (3.69%) Financial Institution
8 12 (3.17%) Billing
9 11 (2.90%) Legal
10 6 (1.58%) Advertising
10 6 (1.58%) Marketing
11 5 (1.32%) Law
12 4 (1.06%) Games
12 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
12 4 (1.06%) French Language
12 4 (1.06%) German Language
13 3 (0.79%) International Banking
13 3 (0.79%) Wholesale Banking
13 3 (0.79%) Publishing
14 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (31.93%) Analyst
2 83 (21.90%) Developer
3 62 (16.36%) Business Analyst
4 41 (10.82%) Support Analyst
5 33 (8.71%) Project Manager
6 30 (7.92%) Consultant
7 24 (6.33%) Applications Support
8 20 (5.28%) Business Manager
8 20 (5.28%) Architect
9 18 (4.75%) Applications Support Analyst
10 17 (4.49%) IT Support
11 16 (4.22%) .NET Developer
12 15 (3.96%) Java Developer
12 15 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (3.69%) C# Developer
13 14 (3.69%) Development Manager
13 14 (3.69%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.17%) Senior Consultant
14 12 (3.17%) Business Consultant
15 11 (2.90%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.19%) .NET
2 35 (9.23%) FIX Protocol
3 27 (7.12%) HTML
4 23 (6.07%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.69%) WCF
6 13 (3.43%) Web Services
6 13 (3.43%) XML
7 12 (3.17%) FpML
8 11 (2.90%) Ajax
9 10 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (2.37%) WPF
10 9 (2.37%) DHTML
11 7 (1.85%) CSS
11 7 (1.85%) Gherkin
12 6 (1.58%) jQuery
13 5 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (1.32%) JDBC
13 5 (1.32%) MSMQ
13 5 (1.32%) Middleware
13 5 (1.32%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 64 (16.89%) Derivative
2 51 (13.46%) Fixed Income
3 46 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (11.35%) Equities
5 40 (10.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 35 (9.23%) Computer Science
7 30 (7.92%) Hedge funds
8 22 (5.80%) SWIFT
9 11 (2.90%) Credit Risk
9 11 (2.90%) Blackberry
9 11 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.64%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.64%) Credit Derivative
10 10 (2.64%) Equity Derivative
11 8 (2.11%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.58%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.58%) Open Source
12 6 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.58%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.58%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.51%) Windows
2 37 (9.76%) Linux
3 33 (8.71%) UNIX
4 19 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.75%) Windows 7
6 16 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.85%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.58%) Solaris
10 4 (1.06%) Android
10 4 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.53%) SUSE
11 2 (0.53%) Debian
11 2 (0.53%) Fedora
11 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.53%) CentOS
11 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (20.05%) Asset Management
3 66 (17.41%) Project Management
4 52 (13.72%) Investment Management
5 45 (11.87%) Business Analysis
6 40 (10.55%) Workflow
7 36 (9.50%) Fund Accounting
8 33 (8.71%) ITIL
9 31 (8.18%) Portfolio Management
10 30 (7.92%) Waterfall
11 29 (7.65%) Unit Testing
12 26 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (6.86%) BDD
13 25 (6.60%) Analytics
13 25 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (6.07%) TDD
16 20 (5.28%) PRINCE2
17 19 (5.01%) E-Commerce
17 19 (5.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 119 (31.40%) SQL
2 51 (13.46%) Java
3 48 (12.66%) C#
4 25 (6.60%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.28%) Perl
6 16 (4.22%) VBA
7 14 (3.69%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.17%) C++
8 12 (3.17%) Python
9 10 (2.64%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.37%) VB
11 8 (2.11%) R
11 8 (2.11%) PHP
12 6 (1.58%) C
13 5 (1.32%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.32%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.53%) VBScript
15 2 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 53 (13.98%) Degree
2 15 (3.96%) PMI Certification
3 14 (3.69%) PMP
4 8 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.58%) MCSE
6 6 (1.58%) MCITP
7 5 (1.32%) PhD
8 4 (1.06%) ISEB
8 4 (1.06%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.53%) ACCA
10 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.53%) CIPD
10 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.26%) CCNA
11 1 (0.26%) MCSA
11 1 (0.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.92%) QA
2 8 (2.11%) Solvency II
3 5 (1.32%) MiFID
3 5 (1.32%) SLA
4 4 (1.06%) EMIR
5 3 (0.79%) FATCA
5 3 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.64%) XenApp
3 4 (1.06%) XenServer
3 4 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (2.11%) WSUS
2 5 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.53%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.53%) Control-M
3 2 (0.53%) OpenView
3 2 (0.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.26%) SCOM
4 1 (0.26%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 67 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.76%) Oracle
3 33 (8.71%) Bloomberg
4 32 (8.44%) SimCorp
5 24 (6.33%) Charles River
6 17 (4.49%) Citrix
7 13 (3.43%) Fidessa
7 13 (3.43%) SunGard
8 12 (3.17%) Sybase
9 11 (2.90%) SAP
10 9 (2.37%) Reuters
11 8 (2.11%) BI-SAM
11 8 (2.11%) VMware
11 8 (2.11%) Business Objects
11 8 (2.11%) Actuate
12 7 (1.85%) Portware
12 7 (1.85%) HP
12 7 (1.85%) Linedata
12 7 (1.85%) Symantec
12 7 (1.85%) Fixnetix
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + + Pension and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + plus bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 per annum + 30,000 OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus , Pension , Gym
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + On Call + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: £15,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + plus Bonus and package
Posted: 6 days ago