The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 98 97 85
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 5 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.86% 0.73%
As % of the General category 0.70% 1.86% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 6
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Back Office
Scotland

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

General Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
716 700 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 53.04% 46.54% 50.55%
Number of salaries quoted 381 466 306
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Back Office
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Back Office Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
2 30 (73.17%) Finance
3 28 (68.29%) Wi-Fi
3 28 (68.29%) VMware
3 28 (68.29%) LAN
3 28 (68.29%) WAN
3 28 (68.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (60.98%) SLA
4 25 (60.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (39.02%) UNIX
6 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
7 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.07%) HTML
7 7 (17.07%) CSS
7 7 (17.07%) User Experience
8 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (12.20%) Web Services
8 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
8 5 (12.20%) SQL
8 5 (12.20%) .NET
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
8 5 (12.20%) IIS
8 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
8 5 (12.20%) OO
8 5 (12.20%) CRM
8 5 (12.20%) B2B
8 5 (12.20%) B2C
8 5 (12.20%) C#
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) Lync
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (68.29%) LAN
1 28 (68.29%) WAN
1 28 (68.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 30 (73.17%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Private Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 14 (34.15%) Systems Administrator
2 14 (34.15%) Administrator
3 12 (29.27%) Support Analyst
3 12 (29.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (29.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 11 (26.83%) IT Support
4 11 (26.83%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Developer
5 5 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) .NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) CSS
1 7 (17.07%) HTML
2 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
2 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 5 (12.20%) LAMP
2 5 (12.20%) WCF
2 5 (12.20%) jQuery
3 2 (4.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) User Experience
2 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.20%) Web Development
3 5 (12.20%) OO
3 5 (12.20%) CRM
3 5 (12.20%) B2B
3 5 (12.20%) B2C
3 5 (12.20%) Investment Management
3 5 (12.20%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (7.32%) Wealth Management
5 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.88%) Data Management
5 2 (4.88%) Validation
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) Fund Accounting
5 2 (4.88%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) C#
1 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) ISEB
1 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (60.98%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) MiFID
2 2 (4.88%) FATCA
System Software
1 28 (68.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
2 28 (68.29%) VMware