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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 186 169 146
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -23
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 80 78 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 1.13% 1.53%
As % of the General category 2.58% 3.28% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 71 71 91
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
3096 2381 2547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.74% 34.43% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2656 1950 2213
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -10 51 £32,500 +8.33% 8
Cheshire 0 27 £35,000 -2.77% 3
Merseyside +6 2 £33,750 -3.57%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 63 (47.37%) Finance
2 56 (42.11%) SQL
3 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
4 33 (24.81%) .NET
5 32 (24.06%) JavaScript
6 28 (21.05%) HTML
6 28 (21.05%) Windows
7 25 (18.80%) Project Management
8 24 (18.05%) UNIX
8 24 (18.05%) SLA
9 22 (16.54%) VMware
9 22 (16.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (16.54%) Retail
9 22 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (15.04%) SharePoint
10 20 (15.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (14.29%) Linux
11 19 (14.29%) CSS
12 18 (13.53%) LAN
12 18 (13.53%) WAN
12 18 (13.53%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (12.78%) Visual Studio
13 17 (12.78%) PHP
13 17 (12.78%) Banking
14 16 (12.03%) C#
14 16 (12.03%) ITIL
14 16 (12.03%) OOP
14 16 (12.03%) OO
14 16 (12.03%) MS Excel
15 15 (11.28%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 20 (15.04%) SharePoint
1 20 (15.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 11 (8.27%) IIS
3 10 (7.52%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.26%) Lync
4 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.26%) Apache
4 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Sage 50
2 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.50%) Line 100
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) LAN
1 18 (13.53%) WAN
1 18 (13.53%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (5.26%) SNMP
3 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.26%) SAN
3 3 (2.26%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.02%) MySQL
1 12 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.51%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.01%) JasperReports
4 4 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.75%) OLAP
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (12.78%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.50%) NUnit
5 1 (0.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.75%) Maven
5 1 (0.75%) Selenium
5 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.75%) JMeter
5 1 (0.75%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.75%) Ant
General
1 63 (47.37%) Finance
2 22 (16.54%) Retail
3 17 (12.78%) Banking
4 11 (8.27%) Front Office
5 3 (2.26%) Games
6 2 (1.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (36.09%) Developer
2 21 (15.79%) Administrator
3 18 (13.53%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (12.78%) Analyst
5 15 (11.28%) .NET Developer
6 13 (9.77%) Project Manager
7 11 (8.27%) Consultant
8 10 (7.52%) Team Leader
9 9 (6.77%) Implementation Consultant
10 7 (5.26%) PHP Developer
10 7 (5.26%) IT Consultant
11 6 (4.51%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.51%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.51%) SharePoint Developer
11 6 (4.51%) Operations Team Leader
12 4 (3.01%) Oracle Developer
12 4 (3.01%) Applications Manager
12 4 (3.01%) Junior Developer
12 4 (3.01%) Senior Manager
12 4 (3.01%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (24.81%) .NET
2 28 (21.05%) HTML
3 19 (14.29%) CSS
4 15 (11.28%) ASP.NET
4 15 (11.28%) .NET Framework
5 14 (10.53%) jQuery
5 14 (10.53%) Web Services
6 11 (8.27%) XML
7 10 (7.52%) HTML5
8 9 (6.77%) Ajax
8 9 (6.77%) CSS3
9 7 (5.26%) XSLT
10 6 (4.51%) XHTML
10 6 (4.51%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (3.76%) REST
11 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.76%) SOAP
12 2 (1.50%) WinForms
12 2 (1.50%) Spring
12 2 (1.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.26%) iPad
3 3 (2.26%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.50%) Derivative
4 2 (1.50%) Open Source
4 2 (1.50%) Online Games
4 2 (1.50%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.75%) iSeries
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.05%) Windows
2 24 (18.05%) UNIX
3 19 (14.29%) Linux
4 10 (7.52%) Android
5 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.51%) CentOS
7 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.80%) Project Management
2 22 (16.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (12.03%) OOP
3 16 (12.03%) OO
3 16 (12.03%) ITIL
4 15 (11.28%) PRINCE2
4 15 (11.28%) CRM
5 14 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 14 (10.53%) PRINCE
6 12 (9.02%) MVC
7 11 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.52%) Business Analysis
9 8 (6.02%) Migration
10 7 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
10 7 (5.26%) Release Management
10 7 (5.26%) Scrum
10 7 (5.26%) Web Design
10 7 (5.26%) Web Development
10 7 (5.26%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 56 (42.11%) SQL
2 32 (24.06%) JavaScript
3 17 (12.78%) PHP
4 16 (12.03%) C#
5 11 (8.27%) Perl
6 7 (5.26%) C++
6 7 (5.26%) C
6 7 (5.26%) Python
7 6 (4.51%) Uniface
7 6 (4.51%) Ruby
8 4 (3.01%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.01%) Java
9 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.75%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.75%) RPG
9 1 (0.75%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 12 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.02%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.26%) ISEB
5 5 (3.76%) PMP
5 5 (3.76%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.76%) Degree
6 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.50%) MCP
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.05%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.77%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.51%) Firmware
3 6 (4.51%) vSphere
4 4 (3.01%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) Backup Exec
1 7 (5.26%) WSUS
1 7 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (5.26%) SCCM
1 7 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
1 7 (5.26%) HP SIM
2 3 (2.26%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (1.50%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.54%) VMware
3 10 (7.52%) HP
4 9 (6.77%) Oracle
5 8 (6.02%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.02%) Sage
6 7 (5.26%) Symantec
6 7 (5.26%) Sophos
6 7 (5.26%) Dell
7 4 (3.01%) Business Objects
7 4 (3.01%) Cognos
8 2 (1.50%) Progress
8 2 (1.50%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.50%) Veritas
9 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
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