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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 191 193 158
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -35
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 55 56 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.82% 1.32%
As % of the General category 2.30% 2.12% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 46 42 86
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,950 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,857 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +8.95%
Back Office
England

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

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2392 2643 2637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.79% 38.58% 36.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1843 1966 2103
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,624 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +0.29%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Back Office
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Back Office Salary Trend in the North West

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Back Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Back Office Salary Histogram in the North West

Back Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +7 24 £41,000 +36.66% 4
Manchester -15 19 £36,500 +32.72% 8
Lancashire -5 7 £33,500 -4.28%
Merseyside +14 5 £66,500 +47.77%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 37 (33.94%) Finance
2 33 (30.28%) Microsoft
3 31 (28.44%) .NET
4 30 (27.52%) SQL
5 27 (24.77%) C#
6 25 (22.94%) SQL Server
6 25 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (22.94%) Retail
7 24 (22.02%) XML
7 24 (22.02%) E-Commerce
8 22 (20.18%) VB
9 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
9 21 (19.27%) Mentoring
10 16 (14.68%) HTML
10 16 (14.68%) MySQL
11 15 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (13.76%) ASP.NET
11 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
11 15 (13.76%) Banking
11 15 (13.76%) Unit Testing
11 15 (13.76%) Git (software)
12 14 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (12.84%) VB.NET
12 14 (12.84%) Scrum
12 14 (12.84%) VMware
13 13 (11.93%) CSS
13 13 (11.93%) PRINCE2
13 13 (11.93%) UNIX
13 13 (11.93%) Windows
13 13 (11.93%) Ruby

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 8 (7.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.75%) Lync
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.92%) Apache
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.09%) MS Office
3 7 (6.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.01%) LAN
2 11 (10.09%) WAN
2 11 (10.09%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (4.59%) Internet
4 4 (3.67%) Firewall
4 4 (3.67%) HTTP
4 4 (3.67%) SAN
4 4 (3.67%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.83%) Network Security
6 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.68%) MySQL
3 4 (3.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) MS Access
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.59%) NUnit
3 4 (3.67%) Moq
4 2 (1.83%) AccuRev
4 2 (1.83%) JIRA
4 2 (1.83%) JUnit
4 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.83%) JMeter
4 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.83%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (1.83%) Selenium
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 37 (33.94%) Finance
2 25 (22.94%) Retail
3 15 (13.76%) Banking
4 10 (9.17%) Marketing
5 7 (6.42%) Law
6 6 (5.50%) Electronics
7 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.92%) Advertising
8 1 (0.92%) Games
8 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (31.19%) Developer
2 16 (14.68%) Analyst
3 14 (12.84%) Project Manager
4 13 (11.93%) .NET Developer
5 12 (11.01%) IT Project Manager
5 12 (11.01%) Applications Manager
6 11 (10.09%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Business Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.42%) Administrator
8 7 (6.42%) Procurement Manager
9 6 (5.50%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Architect
9 6 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.50%) Senior Manager
9 6 (5.50%) Applications Project Manager
9 6 (5.50%) Senior IT Project Manager
10 5 (4.59%) PHP Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.44%) .NET
2 24 (22.02%) XML
3 16 (14.68%) HTML
4 15 (13.76%) ASP.NET
5 13 (11.93%) CSS
6 12 (11.01%) WinForms
7 11 (10.09%) Ruby on Rails
7 11 (10.09%) XHTML
8 10 (9.17%) SOAP
8 10 (9.17%) Web Services
8 10 (9.17%) JSON
8 10 (9.17%) REST
9 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (6.42%) jQuery
11 6 (5.50%) .NET Framework
12 4 (3.67%) Ajax
12 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (3.67%) VXML
12 4 (3.67%) J2EE
12 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) N-Tier
2 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.26%) Mathematics
4 7 (6.42%) NHS
5 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.67%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.67%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.67%) IVR
6 4 (3.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.83%) DTV
7 2 (1.83%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.93%) UNIX
1 13 (11.93%) Windows
2 6 (5.50%) Linux
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.83%) CentOS
4 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.83%) AIX
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.92%) Android
5 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.02%) E-Commerce
3 21 (19.27%) Mentoring
4 15 (13.76%) Unit Testing
4 15 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (12.84%) Scrum
6 13 (11.93%) PRINCE2
7 12 (11.01%) People Management
8 11 (10.09%) TDD
9 10 (9.17%) Pair Programming
9 10 (9.17%) OO
9 10 (9.17%) Coaching
10 9 (8.26%) Open Source
10 9 (8.26%) Time Management
10 9 (8.26%) Performance Management
10 9 (8.26%) Project Management
11 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (6.42%) CRM
12 7 (6.42%) E-Procurement
13 6 (5.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.52%) SQL
2 27 (24.77%) C#
3 22 (20.18%) VB
4 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.84%) VB.NET
6 13 (11.93%) Ruby
7 10 (9.17%) Java
8 8 (7.34%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) VBA
9 2 (1.83%) Python
9 2 (1.83%) VB6
9 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.83%) Groovy
10 1 (0.92%) PHP5
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 12 (11.01%) SC Cleared
1 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) Degree
3 3 (2.75%) CISSP
4 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.83%) RHCE
4 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.83%) MCSE
4 2 (1.83%) CCNP
4 2 (1.83%) CCNA
4 2 (1.83%) ISEB
4 2 (1.83%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.83%) MCITP
4 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.83%) HP ASE
5 1 (0.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) SLA
2 5 (4.59%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (30.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.84%) VMware
3 9 (8.26%) Cisco
4 8 (7.34%) HP
5 4 (3.67%) Citrix
5 4 (3.67%) Juniper
5 4 (3.67%) SonicWALL
5 4 (3.67%) McAfee
6 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.83%) SAP
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle
7 1 (0.92%) IBM
7 1 (0.92%) ProCurve
Carlisle
Volaris
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £55,000 with benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 up to £84,000
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 to £55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AccessPay
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AccessPay
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago