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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 164 123 81
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -42
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 165 253 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.47% 2.12% 3.20%
As % of the General category 2.54% 3.51% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 140 216 363
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,750 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,250 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
6490 7217 7766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 57.90% 60.57% 61.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5379 6370 7129
Average salary £57,500 £59,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.36% +3.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014, 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.

1 227 (53.66%) Finance
2 154 (36.41%) Banking
3 127 (30.02%) SQL
4 84 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
6 80 (18.91%) Project Management
7 77 (18.20%) Front Office
8 73 (17.26%) SQL Server
9 68 (16.08%) Business Analysis
9 68 (16.08%) Derivative
10 64 (15.13%) Oracle
11 63 (14.89%) Microsoft
11 63 (14.89%) Investment Banking
12 58 (13.71%) Asset Management
12 58 (13.71%) Windows
13 50 (11.82%) Degree
14 49 (11.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 48 (11.35%) ITIL
16 47 (11.11%) HTML
17 46 (10.87%) Java
17 46 (10.87%) Investment Management
17 46 (10.87%) Retail
18 43 (10.17%) MS Excel
19 41 (9.69%) C#
20 39 (9.22%) .NET
20 39 (9.22%) Fixed Income
20 39 (9.22%) Programme Management
21 37 (8.75%) Credit Risk
22 33 (7.80%) Bloomberg
22 33 (7.80%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.31%) Apache
2 14 (3.31%) IIS
3 12 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.84%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.18%) CMS
6 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.95%) Lync
6 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 43 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.38%) MS Office
3 9 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.36%) SimCorp Dimension
2 5 (1.18%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.71%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.71%) IntelliMatch
4 3 (0.71%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.47%) Magento
5 2 (0.47%) Eikon
5 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.47%) Summit
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.47%) Kondor+
5 2 (0.47%) assyst
5 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.47%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.24%) Endur
6 1 (0.24%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.42%) PaaS
3 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.78%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.55%) SAN
3 11 (2.60%) Internet
4 9 (2.13%) WAN
4 9 (2.13%) POP3
4 9 (2.13%) IMAP
5 8 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (1.89%) VPN
5 8 (1.89%) HTTP
6 7 (1.65%) Firewall
6 7 (1.65%) Intranet
6 7 (1.65%) LAN
7 6 (1.42%) BGP
8 5 (1.18%) EIGRP
8 5 (1.18%) MPLS
8 5 (1.18%) OSPF
8 5 (1.18%) Wireless
8 5 (1.18%) IPsec
8 5 (1.18%) SSL
8 5 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 23 (5.44%) Relational Database
3 23 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (4.26%) MySQL
7 15 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.65%) Big Data
12 6 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.42%) QlikView
13 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.71%) SAP BI
15 3 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (2.84%) Subversion
2 7 (1.65%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.42%) JIRA
4 5 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.18%) Maven
5 3 (0.71%) JUnit
5 3 (0.71%) Selenium
5 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.71%) VisualVM
5 3 (0.71%) YourKit
5 3 (0.71%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.71%) Hudson
6 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.47%) QARun
6 2 (0.47%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
7 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
General
1 227 (53.66%) Finance
2 154 (36.41%) Banking
3 77 (18.20%) Front Office
4 63 (14.89%) Investment Banking
5 46 (10.87%) Retail
6 24 (5.67%) Retail Banking
7 19 (4.49%) Telecoms
8 18 (4.26%) French Language
9 17 (4.02%) German Language
10 15 (3.55%) Financial Institution
11 13 (3.07%) International Banking
11 13 (3.07%) Marketing
12 9 (2.13%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.42%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.95%) Wholesale Banking
14 4 (0.95%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.95%) Billing
14 4 (0.95%) Games
15 3 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 150 (35.46%) Analyst
2 91 (21.51%) Business Analyst
3 81 (19.15%) Developer
4 39 (9.22%) Applications Support
5 36 (8.51%) Consultant
6 32 (7.57%) Support Analyst
7 28 (6.62%) Project Manager
8 25 (5.91%) Architect
9 21 (4.96%) Applications Support Analyst
10 19 (4.49%) C# Developer
11 18 (4.26%) Senior Developer
12 16 (3.78%) Lead Architect
12 16 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (3.55%) Banking Business Analyst
13 15 (3.55%) Java Developer
14 14 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (3.31%) PHP Developer
15 13 (3.07%) Desktop Support
15 13 (3.07%) .NET Developer
16 12 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.11%) HTML
2 39 (9.22%) .NET
3 33 (7.80%) CSS
4 29 (6.86%) XML
5 27 (6.38%) jQuery
6 22 (5.20%) ASP.NET
7 16 (3.78%) HTML5
8 15 (3.55%) LAMP
8 15 (3.55%) Web Services
9 13 (3.07%) XHTML
9 13 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (2.84%) Spring
10 12 (2.84%) Ajax
10 12 (2.84%) .NET Framework
11 10 (2.36%) Zend Framework
12 9 (2.13%) MAPI
13 8 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 7 (1.65%) SOAP
14 7 (1.65%) RESTful
15 6 (1.42%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 81 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (16.08%) Derivative
3 49 (11.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 39 (9.22%) Fixed Income
5 37 (8.75%) Credit Risk
6 20 (4.73%) Hedge funds
7 19 (4.49%) SWIFT
8 17 (4.02%) Equities
9 16 (3.78%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.84%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.65%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.65%) Life Science
12 6 (1.42%) Open Source
12 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.18%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.18%) Clustering
13 5 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.18%) Market Risk
13 5 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (0.95%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.71%) Windows
2 32 (7.57%) UNIX
3 26 (6.15%) Linux
4 16 (3.78%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.89%) Solaris
7 6 (1.42%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.18%) Fedora
8 5 (1.18%) AIX
8 5 (1.18%) HPUX
8 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.18%) CentOS
9 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (18.91%) Project Management
3 68 (16.08%) Business Analysis
4 58 (13.71%) Asset Management
5 48 (11.35%) ITIL
6 46 (10.87%) Investment Management
7 39 (9.22%) Programme Management
8 31 (7.33%) OO
9 25 (5.91%) Risk Management
10 24 (5.67%) Change Management
10 24 (5.67%) Workflow
10 24 (5.67%) TDD
11 23 (5.44%) Scrum
11 23 (5.44%) E-Commerce
12 21 (4.96%) PRINCE2
12 21 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (4.73%) MVC
13 20 (4.73%) Fund Accounting
14 19 (4.49%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (30.02%) SQL
2 46 (10.87%) Java
3 41 (9.69%) C#
4 33 (7.80%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.44%) T-SQL
6 22 (5.20%) VBA
7 19 (4.49%) PHP
8 16 (3.78%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.78%) C++
9 14 (3.31%) PowerShell
9 14 (3.31%) C
10 13 (3.07%) Perl
11 10 (2.36%) PHP5
11 10 (2.36%) Python
12 7 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.95%) VB
14 3 (0.71%) PowerHouse
14 3 (0.71%) Ruby
14 3 (0.71%) Scala
15 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (11.82%) Degree
2 13 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.36%) MCP
4 7 (1.65%) ISEB
4 7 (1.65%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.18%) CCNP
6 5 (1.18%) RHCE
6 5 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.71%) MCITP
9 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CIMA
10 1 (0.24%) ACCA
10 1 (0.24%) MCSE
10 1 (0.24%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CCNA
10 1 (0.24%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.96%) QA
2 14 (3.31%) SLA
3 11 (2.60%) EMIR
4 7 (1.65%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.95%) AIFMD
5 4 (0.95%) MiFID
6 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.47%) COREP
7 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.24%) FINREP
8 1 (0.24%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.24%) FATCA
System Software
1 22 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.13%) MDaemon
3 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.18%) vSphere
4 5 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.71%) XenApp
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (1.65%) Nagios
2 5 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (1.18%) Cacti
3 3 (0.71%) Control-M
3 3 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.47%) Puppet
4 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.47%) Foglight
5 1 (0.24%) Ansible
5 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.24%) YUM
5 1 (0.24%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 64 (15.13%) Oracle
2 63 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.80%) Bloomberg
4 17 (4.02%) thinkFolio
5 16 (3.78%) Charles River
6 15 (3.55%) SimCorp
7 14 (3.31%) VMware
8 13 (3.07%) Calypso
9 11 (2.60%) Reuters
9 11 (2.60%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.60%) Cisco
10 10 (2.36%) Zend
10 10 (2.36%) IBM
10 10 (2.36%) HP
10 10 (2.36%) SAP
11 9 (2.13%) Murex
12 8 (1.89%) FactSet
12 8 (1.89%) Citrix
13 7 (1.65%) Business Objects
14 6 (1.42%) F5
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £100000 - £140000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 minutes ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum + 15% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus+training+bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £100,000 to £140,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-45k base + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £50000 - £72000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago