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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 208 196 146
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -50
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 39 50 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.70% 1.43%
As % of the General category 1.56% 1.73% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 32 44 92
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £50,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.88%
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
2507 2889 2769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.51% 40.29% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1929 2219 2258
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Manchester 0 14 £31,500 +3.27% 9
Cheshire -7 11 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Merseyside +12 8 £65,000 +52.94%
Lancashire -5 5 £29,000 -27.50%
Cumbria - 1 £90,000 - 1
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 29 (29.90%) .NET
2 28 (28.87%) Finance
2 28 (28.87%) Mentoring
3 27 (27.84%) C#
3 27 (27.84%) SQL
4 25 (25.77%) SQL Server
5 24 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
6 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
7 21 (21.65%) VB
7 21 (21.65%) XML
8 20 (20.62%) E-Commerce
9 17 (17.53%) Windows
9 17 (17.53%) HTML
9 17 (17.53%) MySQL
10 16 (16.49%) ASP.NET
11 15 (15.46%) CSS
11 15 (15.46%) Retail
11 15 (15.46%) Scrum
11 15 (15.46%) Unit Testing
12 14 (14.43%) Git (software)
13 13 (13.40%) VB.NET
14 12 (12.37%) Web Services
14 12 (12.37%) N-Tier
14 12 (12.37%) VMware
14 12 (12.37%) WinForms
14 12 (12.37%) Ruby
14 12 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (11.34%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.09%) Lync
2 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.12%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.31%) LAN
2 9 (9.28%) WAN
2 9 (9.28%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (5.15%) Internet
3 5 (5.15%) HTTP
3 5 (5.15%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.12%) SAN
4 4 (4.12%) Firewall
4 4 (4.12%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 17 (17.53%) MySQL
3 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.12%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.03%) MS Access
6 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.12%) Moq
2 4 (4.12%) NUnit
3 2 (2.06%) JIRA
3 2 (2.06%) Selenium
3 2 (2.06%) JUnit
3 2 (2.06%) AccuRev
3 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.06%) JMeter
3 2 (2.06%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.03%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.03%) WebLOAD
4 1 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 28 (28.87%) Finance
2 15 (15.46%) Retail
3 10 (10.31%) Marketing
4 8 (8.25%) Banking
4 8 (8.25%) Electronics
5 5 (5.15%) Front Office
5 5 (5.15%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.06%) Publishing
8 1 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (32.99%) Developer
2 18 (18.56%) Analyst
3 12 (12.37%) Software Developer
3 12 (12.37%) .NET Developer
4 7 (7.22%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Applications Support
5 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) PHP Developer
5 6 (6.19%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (6.19%) Applications Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Lead .NET Developer
6 5 (5.15%) Business Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Service Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Lead Developer
6 5 (5.15%) Administrator
6 5 (5.15%) Support Technician
6 5 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.90%) .NET
2 21 (21.65%) XML
3 17 (17.53%) HTML
4 16 (16.49%) ASP.NET
5 15 (15.46%) CSS
6 12 (12.37%) Web Services
6 12 (12.37%) WinForms
7 10 (10.31%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (10.31%) XHTML
7 10 (10.31%) SOAP
7 10 (10.31%) JSON
7 10 (10.31%) REST
8 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (7.22%) jQuery
9 7 (7.22%) .NET Framework
10 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.15%) Ajax
11 4 (4.12%) Ninject
11 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (4.12%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) N-Tier
1 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.15%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.12%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.12%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.12%) DTV
4 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.12%) Fixed Income
4 4 (4.12%) IVR
5 1 (1.03%) Economics
5 1 (1.03%) Derivative
5 1 (1.03%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Windows
2 11 (11.34%) UNIX
3 7 (7.22%) Linux
4 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.06%) CentOS
5 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.06%) AIX
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.03%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.87%) Mentoring
2 24 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.62%) E-Commerce
4 15 (15.46%) Scrum
4 15 (15.46%) Unit Testing
5 10 (10.31%) TDD
5 10 (10.31%) Coaching
6 9 (9.28%) Pair Programming
6 9 (9.28%) Change Management
6 9 (9.28%) Open Source
7 8 (8.25%) Investment Management
7 8 (8.25%) CRM
8 7 (7.22%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.22%) OO
8 7 (7.22%) MVC
8 7 (7.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 6 (6.19%) Migration
9 6 (6.19%) Multithreading
10 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.15%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) C#
1 27 (27.84%) SQL
2 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
3 21 (21.65%) VB
4 13 (13.40%) VB.NET
5 12 (12.37%) Ruby
6 8 (8.25%) Java
7 7 (7.22%) T-SQL
8 6 (6.19%) PHP
9 3 (3.09%) VBA
10 2 (2.06%) Python
10 2 (2.06%) VB6
10 2 (2.06%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (7.22%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) HP ASE
2 2 (2.06%) Security+ Certification
2 2 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.06%) MCITP
2 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.06%) MCSE
2 2 (2.06%) CCNP
2 2 (2.06%) CCNA
2 2 (2.06%) ISEB
2 2 (2.06%) CISSP
2 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.06%) RHCE
2 2 (2.06%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.03%) ACCA
3 1 (1.03%) CIMA
3 1 (1.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) SLA
2 7 (7.22%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) SCCM
2 4 (4.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (4.12%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.37%) VMware
3 7 (7.22%) HP
3 7 (7.22%) Cisco
4 4 (4.12%) SAP
4 4 (4.12%) Juniper
4 4 (4.12%) McAfee
4 4 (4.12%) SonicWALL
5 3 (3.09%) Citrix
6 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.03%) Unisys
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) ProCurve
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle
7 1 (1.03%) Altova
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