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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 216 214 200
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 34 45 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.67% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.50% 1.79% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 26 36 57
Median salary £43,750 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,750 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
2263 2513 2988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.74% 37.35% 40.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1841 1951 2326
Median salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,125 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 13 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Cheshire +34 10 £30,750 -18.00% 1
Lancashire +9 8 £47,500 +38.68% 2
Merseyside -25 3 £65,000 -7.14%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 28 (33.73%) Finance
2 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.51%) Microsoft
4 20 (24.10%) .NET
5 18 (21.69%) SQL
5 18 (21.69%) Active Directory
6 14 (16.87%) MS Excel
7 13 (15.66%) C#
7 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
7 13 (15.66%) SLA
7 13 (15.66%) Project Management
8 12 (14.46%) Degree
8 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
9 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (13.25%) Front Office
9 11 (13.25%) VMware
9 11 (13.25%) WinForms
9 11 (13.25%) HTML
9 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
9 11 (13.25%) Windows
10 10 (12.05%) CSS
10 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
10 10 (12.05%) AccuRev
10 10 (12.05%) Web Development
10 10 (12.05%) .NET Framework
10 10 (12.05%) JIRA
11 9 (10.84%) SCCM
11 9 (10.84%) Ajax
11 9 (10.84%) Scrum
11 9 (10.84%) Unix

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (4.82%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (16.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.23%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.61%) MS Office
3 3 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) SAP CO
1 4 (4.82%) SAP FI
1 4 (4.82%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (4.82%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) LAN
1 8 (9.64%) WAN
1 8 (9.64%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.61%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.61%) Wireless
4 2 (2.41%) BGP
4 2 (2.41%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.41%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.41%) Firewall
4 2 (2.41%) Network Security
4 2 (2.41%) VoIP
5 1 (1.20%) DHCP
5 1 (1.20%) DNS
5 1 (1.20%) Internet
5 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.64%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) AccuRev
1 10 (12.05%) JIRA
2 6 (7.23%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.41%) Selenium
4 2 (2.41%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.20%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.20%) RSpec
General
1 28 (33.73%) Finance
2 11 (13.25%) Front Office
3 7 (8.43%) Games
4 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.41%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (25.30%) Developer
2 11 (13.25%) Analyst
2 11 (13.25%) Software Developer
3 10 (12.05%) .NET Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Technical Leader
4 6 (7.23%) WinForms Developer
5 5 (6.02%) Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Hyperion Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) Scrum Master
6 4 (4.82%) Administrator
6 4 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (4.82%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.82%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.82%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.61%) Consultant
7 3 (3.61%) Development Team Leader
7 3 (3.61%) Tester
7 3 (3.61%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.10%) .NET
2 11 (13.25%) HTML
2 11 (13.25%) WinForms
3 10 (12.05%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.05%) CSS
4 9 (10.84%) Ajax
5 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.23%) XML
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.61%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.61%) LINQ
8 3 (3.61%) WPF
9 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (2.41%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.41%) jQuery
9 2 (2.41%) JSON
9 2 (2.41%) Middleware
9 2 (2.41%) Velocity
9 2 (2.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Online Games
2 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) NHS
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.41%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.41%) iPad
6 1 (1.20%) FMCG
6 1 (1.20%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Windows
2 9 (10.84%) Unix
3 6 (7.23%) Linux
4 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.20%) Android
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.66%) Project Management
3 10 (12.05%) Web Development
4 9 (10.84%) Scrum
5 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
6 7 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.23%) Coaching
7 6 (7.23%) Data Protection
7 6 (7.23%) E-Commerce
7 6 (7.23%) MVC
7 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
7 6 (7.23%) TDD
8 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.02%) DevOps
8 5 (6.02%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.02%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.82%) ITIL
9 4 (4.82%) Open Source
10 3 (3.61%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) C#
3 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.43%) PHP
5 6 (7.23%) Java
5 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.82%) Perl
6 4 (4.82%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.41%) VB
7 2 (2.41%) VB6
8 1 (1.20%) Ruby
8 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.41%) CCNA
4 2 (2.41%) CCNP
4 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) SLA
2 4 (4.82%) QA
3 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (21.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) Firmware
3 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) SCCM
2 4 (4.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.20%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 22 (26.51%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.25%) VMware
3 5 (6.02%) Hyperion
4 4 (4.82%) Intel
4 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.82%) SAP
5 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle
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