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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 116 149 124
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -25
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 225 196 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 2.33% 1.67% 2.11%
As % of the General category 3.83% 2.86% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 208 167 213
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £59,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -2.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,250 £97,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
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
5870 6848 7268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 60.68% 58.38% 61.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5000 5618 6449
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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.

1 293 (65.55%) Finance
2 171 (38.26%) SQL
3 132 (29.53%) Banking
4 116 (25.95%) Front Office
5 106 (23.71%) Derivative
6 99 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (19.02%) SQL Server
8 79 (17.67%) .NET
9 77 (17.23%) Project Management
9 77 (17.23%) Asset Management
10 75 (16.78%) Fixed Income
11 74 (16.55%) C#
12 70 (15.66%) Microsoft
12 70 (15.66%) Investment Banking
13 69 (15.44%) Windows
14 67 (14.99%) Oracle
15 64 (14.32%) SDLC
16 62 (13.87%) Investment Management
17 61 (13.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 53 (11.86%) Equities
19 52 (11.63%) ASP.NET
20 51 (11.41%) User Acceptance Testing
20 51 (11.41%) Business Analysis
21 50 (11.19%) Retail
22 49 (10.96%) QA
22 49 (10.96%) UNIX
23 48 (10.74%) Java
24 44 (9.84%) Fund Accounting
25 43 (9.62%) Bloomberg
26 41 (9.17%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.68%) NServiceBus
3 10 (2.24%) MQSeries
4 9 (2.01%) Apache
5 7 (1.57%) Jetty
5 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.12%) IIS
6 5 (1.12%) JBoss
7 4 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.67%) SAS
8 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.67%) Lync
9 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.45%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) FormScape
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.92%) MS Office
3 10 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.79%) MS Project
5 5 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 30 (6.71%) thinkFolio
2 27 (6.04%) SimCorp Dimension
3 18 (4.03%) Markit EDM
4 5 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.89%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.89%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.89%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.67%) HiInvest
6 3 (0.67%) HiPerformance
6 3 (0.67%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.67%) Decalog
6 3 (0.67%) LongView
6 3 (0.67%) Primavera
6 3 (0.67%) Kondor+
6 3 (0.67%) Beauchamp
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.67%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 3 (0.67%) Advent Moxy
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.34%) SaaS
2 3 (0.67%) Office 365
2 3 (0.67%) Symantec.cloud
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.37%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.79%) DNS
3 7 (1.57%) LAN
3 7 (1.57%) DHCP
4 5 (1.12%) WAN
5 4 (0.89%) Firewall
6 3 (0.67%) VPN
6 3 (0.67%) Broadband
6 3 (0.67%) PBX
6 3 (0.67%) WLAN
6 3 (0.67%) FTP
6 3 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.45%) Internet
7 2 (0.45%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.45%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (0.45%) CTI
8 1 (0.22%) Intranet
8 1 (0.22%) SAN
8 1 (0.22%) SNMP
8 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (19.02%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.25%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.36%) RDBMS
4 13 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.91%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.57%) Big Data
6 7 (1.57%) NewSQL
7 6 (1.34%) Redis
8 5 (1.12%) Cognos Query Studio
8 5 (1.12%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 5 (1.12%) Cognos Report Studio
8 5 (1.12%) Cognos Event Studio
8 5 (1.12%) Cognos Metric Studio
8 5 (1.12%) OLTP
9 4 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.89%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (4.92%) Cucumber
2 22 (4.92%) FitNesse
3 21 (4.70%) SpecFlow
4 8 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.79%) JIRA
5 5 (1.12%) Selenium
5 5 (1.12%) Subversion
6 4 (0.89%) JMeter
7 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.67%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.45%) NUnit
8 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.22%) Ant
9 1 (0.22%) Hudson
9 1 (0.22%) MSTest
9 1 (0.22%) Moq
9 1 (0.22%) Maven
9 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
General
1 293 (65.55%) Finance
2 132 (29.53%) Banking
3 116 (25.95%) Front Office
4 70 (15.66%) Investment Banking
5 50 (11.19%) Retail
6 39 (8.72%) Financial Institution
7 28 (6.26%) Retail Banking
8 10 (2.24%) Wholesale Banking
9 8 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.57%) Marketing
11 5 (1.12%) Legal
11 5 (1.12%) Advertising
12 4 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.67%) French Language
13 3 (0.67%) Games
14 2 (0.45%) Publishing
14 2 (0.45%) Billing
14 2 (0.45%) Law
15 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 168 (37.58%) Analyst
2 85 (19.02%) Business Analyst
3 81 (18.12%) Developer
4 40 (8.95%) Support Analyst
5 36 (8.05%) Consultant
6 33 (7.38%) Applications Support
7 29 (6.49%) Project Manager
8 27 (6.04%) Senior Analyst
9 22 (4.92%) Applications Support Analyst
9 22 (4.92%) QA Analyst
9 22 (4.92%) Senior QA Analyst
10 21 (4.70%) C# Developer
11 20 (4.47%) Banking Business Analyst
12 18 (4.03%) .NET Developer
13 15 (3.36%) Java Developer
14 14 (3.13%) Senior Developer
15 13 (2.91%) Business Manager
16 12 (2.68%) Senior Consultant
16 12 (2.68%) Business Consultant
17 11 (2.46%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (17.67%) .NET
2 52 (11.63%) ASP.NET
3 36 (8.05%) FIX Protocol
4 31 (6.94%) Web Services
5 27 (6.04%) XML
6 22 (4.92%) HTML
7 21 (4.70%) Gherkin
8 20 (4.47%) WPF
9 17 (3.80%) WCF
10 14 (3.13%) Middleware
11 12 (2.68%) ActiveMQ
11 12 (2.68%) MSMQ
11 12 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.57%) SOAP
13 7 (1.57%) DHTML
13 7 (1.57%) CSS
13 7 (1.57%) Ajax
13 7 (1.57%) FpML
14 6 (1.34%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 106 (23.71%) Derivative
2 75 (16.78%) Fixed Income
3 61 (13.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 53 (11.86%) Equities
5 31 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (4.92%) Hedge funds
7 21 (4.70%) Client/Server
8 20 (4.47%) SWIFT
9 18 (4.03%) Market Risk
10 16 (3.58%) Reference Data
11 14 (3.13%) Computer Science
12 13 (2.91%) Blackberry
13 10 (2.24%) Mathematics
13 10 (2.24%) Credit Risk
13 10 (2.24%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.79%) User Experience
14 8 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (1.57%) Data Integration
15 7 (1.57%) Management Information System
15 7 (1.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.44%) Windows
2 49 (10.96%) UNIX
3 41 (9.17%) Linux
4 10 (2.24%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.12%) AIX
6 5 (1.12%) Solaris
7 2 (0.45%) Debian
7 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) Fedora
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.22%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (17.23%) Asset Management
2 77 (17.23%) Project Management
3 64 (14.32%) SDLC
4 62 (13.87%) Investment Management
5 51 (11.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (11.41%) Business Analysis
6 44 (9.84%) Fund Accounting
7 39 (8.72%) Waterfall
8 35 (7.83%) Portfolio Management
8 35 (7.83%) Migration
9 32 (7.16%) Requirements Analysis
10 31 (6.94%) Workflow
11 27 (6.04%) Multithreading
12 26 (5.82%) Software Testing
12 26 (5.82%) PRINCE2
13 25 (5.59%) Business Development
14 23 (5.15%) TDD
14 23 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 171 (38.26%) SQL
2 74 (16.55%) C#
3 48 (10.74%) Java
4 24 (5.37%) T-SQL
5 21 (4.70%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.58%) VB
7 12 (2.68%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.68%) C
8 11 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 10 (2.24%) VBA
9 10 (2.24%) Perl
10 9 (2.01%) Python
11 8 (1.79%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.79%) C++
12 6 (1.34%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.12%) RPG
14 4 (0.89%) PHP
15 3 (0.67%) R
16 2 (0.45%) Korn
17 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (6.71%) Degree
2 22 (4.92%) PMP
2 22 (4.92%) PMI Certification
3 10 (2.24%) ISEB
4 5 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.89%) MCSE
5 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.67%) MCITP
6 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.67%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.45%) CCNA
7 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.45%) CFA
7 2 (0.45%) CIPD
7 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.96%) QA
2 24 (5.37%) MiFID
3 21 (4.70%) Solvency II
4 11 (2.46%) EMIR
5 5 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.89%) SLA
7 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.67%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.67%) FATCA
8 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.45%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 18 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.12%) XenApp
4 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.46%) Control-M
1 11 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.34%) MOM
3 5 (1.12%) WSUS
4 3 (0.67%) SCCM
4 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.45%) Casper Suite
5 2 (0.45%) SCOM
6 1 (0.22%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 70 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 67 (14.99%) Oracle
3 43 (9.62%) Bloomberg
4 31 (6.94%) Charles River
4 31 (6.94%) SimCorp
5 17 (3.80%) Sybase
6 16 (3.58%) HP
6 16 (3.58%) VMware
7 12 (2.68%) Fidessa
8 10 (2.24%) Citrix
9 9 (2.01%) SAP
9 9 (2.01%) IBM
9 9 (2.01%) BI-SAM
10 8 (1.79%) Cisco
11 7 (1.57%) GoldenSource
12 6 (1.34%) StatPro
12 6 (1.34%) Actuate
12 6 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.12%) Informatica
13 5 (1.12%) Cognos
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Harrington Starr
Salary: £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 with benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus (c100%) + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000-£70,000+ EXCELLENT package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £700000000 - £900000000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £700000000 - £900000000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 5 days ago