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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 193 174 178
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 62 63 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.93% 1.23%
As % of the General category 2.05% 2.79% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 58 56 80
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,650 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
3027 2256 2684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.93% 33.18% 33.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2568 1829 2353
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
Manchester -21 40 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Cheshire -5 20 £35,000 -1.40% 5
Merseyside +5 2 £41,500 +22.96% 1
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 68 (48.92%) Finance
2 53 (38.13%) SQL
3 43 (30.94%) Microsoft
4 35 (25.18%) .NET
5 31 (22.30%) Retail
6 28 (20.14%) JavaScript
7 27 (19.42%) Windows
8 25 (17.99%) UNIX
8 25 (17.99%) HTML
8 25 (17.99%) SLA
9 23 (16.55%) Project Management
9 23 (16.55%) VMware
9 23 (16.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (16.55%) PRINCE2
9 23 (16.55%) Banking
9 23 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (15.83%) SharePoint
10 22 (15.83%) SharePoint 2013
11 20 (14.39%) Security Cleared
12 19 (13.67%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (13.67%) LAN
12 19 (13.67%) WAN
12 19 (13.67%) Linux
12 19 (13.67%) Visual Studio
12 19 (13.67%) CSS
13 18 (12.95%) PHP
13 18 (12.95%) OOP
13 18 (12.95%) OO
14 17 (12.23%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 22 (15.83%) SharePoint
1 22 (15.83%) SharePoint 2013
2 11 (7.91%) IIS
3 10 (7.19%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.04%) Lync
4 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.04%) Apache
4 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Sage 50
2 3 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.44%) Line 100
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.67%) LAN
1 19 (13.67%) WAN
1 19 (13.67%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (5.04%) SNMP
3 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.16%) SAN
3 3 (2.16%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.63%) MySQL
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.32%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.72%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (13.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.60%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.16%) NUnit
4 1 (0.72%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.72%) JMeter
4 1 (0.72%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) Ant
General
1 68 (48.92%) Finance
2 31 (22.30%) Retail
3 23 (16.55%) Banking
4 9 (6.47%) Front Office
5 3 (2.16%) Games
6 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (33.09%) Developer
2 22 (15.83%) Administrator
3 19 (13.67%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (12.95%) Project Manager
5 17 (12.23%) Analyst
6 16 (11.51%) .NET Developer
7 12 (8.63%) IT Project Manager
7 12 (8.63%) Applications Manager
8 10 (7.19%) Team Leader
9 9 (6.47%) Consultant
10 8 (5.76%) Senior Manager
10 8 (5.76%) Senior Project Manager
10 8 (5.76%) SharePoint Developer
11 7 (5.04%) Implementation Consultant
11 7 (5.04%) PHP Developer
11 7 (5.04%) IT Consultant
11 7 (5.04%) Senior IT Project Manager
12 6 (4.32%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) Operations Team Leader
13 5 (3.60%) Applications Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (25.18%) .NET
2 25 (17.99%) HTML
3 19 (13.67%) CSS
4 15 (10.79%) .NET Framework
5 14 (10.07%) ASP.NET
6 12 (8.63%) XML
6 12 (8.63%) jQuery
7 11 (7.91%) Web Services
8 9 (6.47%) HTML5
8 9 (6.47%) CSS3
9 7 (5.04%) XSLT
10 6 (4.32%) XHTML
10 6 (4.32%) Ajax
10 6 (4.32%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (1.44%) WPF
12 2 (1.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (1.44%) Java EE
12 2 (1.44%) WinForms
12 2 (1.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.88%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.16%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.16%) iPad
5 2 (1.44%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.44%) Open Source
5 2 (1.44%) Derivative
5 2 (1.44%) Online Games
6 1 (0.72%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.72%) iSeries
6 1 (0.72%) NHS
6 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.42%) Windows
2 25 (17.99%) UNIX
3 19 (13.67%) Linux
4 9 (6.47%) Android
5 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.32%) CentOS
7 4 (2.88%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.44%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.44%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.55%) PRINCE2
1 23 (16.55%) Disaster Recovery
1 23 (16.55%) Project Management
2 19 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (12.95%) OOP
3 18 (12.95%) OO
4 16 (11.51%) CRM
4 16 (11.51%) E-Commerce
5 15 (10.79%) ITIL
6 14 (10.07%) People Management
7 12 (8.63%) PRINCE
8 11 (7.91%) MVC
8 11 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.76%) Business Analysis
9 8 (5.76%) Web Development
10 7 (5.04%) Strategic Planning
10 7 (5.04%) Scrum
10 7 (5.04%) Web Design
10 7 (5.04%) Migration
10 7 (5.04%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (38.13%) SQL
2 28 (20.14%) JavaScript
3 18 (12.95%) PHP
4 16 (11.51%) C#
5 11 (7.91%) Perl
6 7 (5.04%) C++
6 7 (5.04%) C
6 7 (5.04%) Python
7 6 (4.32%) Uniface
7 6 (4.32%) Ruby
8 4 (2.88%) Java
9 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) VB
9 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.72%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.72%) RPG
Qualifications
1 20 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (5.76%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.04%) ISEB
6 6 (4.32%) Degree
7 3 (2.16%) PMP
7 3 (2.16%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.44%) MCP
9 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.99%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.32%) Firmware
3 6 (4.32%) vSphere
4 2 (1.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) Backup Exec
1 7 (5.04%) WSUS
1 7 (5.04%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (5.04%) SCCM
1 7 (5.04%) WhatsUp Gold
1 7 (5.04%) HP SIM
2 3 (2.16%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.44%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.44%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (30.94%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.55%) VMware
3 10 (7.19%) HP
4 8 (5.76%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.76%) Sage
5 7 (5.04%) Symantec
5 7 (5.04%) Sophos
5 7 (5.04%) Dell
6 4 (2.88%) Oracle
7 2 (1.44%) Hitachi
7 2 (1.44%) Veritas
7 2 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.72%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.72%) Cognos
8 1 (0.72%) Progress
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