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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 199 187 157
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -30
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 50 65 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.91% 1.46%
As % of the General category 1.93% 2.44% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 44 47 95
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,450 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
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
2597 2666 2680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.57% 37.33% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1938 1990 2133
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +15 25 £37,500 +20.00% 5
Manchester -26 13 £41,250 +37.50% 5
Merseyside +19 8 £63,000 +73.79%
Lancashire +4 4 £33,500 -4.28%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 46 (41.82%) Finance
2 34 (30.91%) Microsoft
3 33 (30.00%) SQL
4 30 (27.27%) .NET
5 23 (20.91%) SQL Server
5 23 (20.91%) Retail
6 22 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (18.18%) C#
7 20 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (17.27%) PRINCE2
8 19 (17.27%) E-Commerce
9 18 (16.36%) MS Excel
10 17 (15.45%) Banking
11 16 (14.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 16 (14.55%) SC Cleared
11 16 (14.55%) Security Cleared
11 16 (14.55%) People Management
11 16 (14.55%) XML
12 15 (13.64%) OO
13 14 (12.73%) UNIX
13 14 (12.73%) VMware
13 14 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (11.82%) JavaScript
14 13 (11.82%) VB
15 12 (10.91%) HTML
15 12 (10.91%) Windows
15 12 (10.91%) CRM
15 12 (10.91%) LAN
15 12 (10.91%) Project Management
15 12 (10.91%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 11 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.73%) IIS
4 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.82%) Lync
4 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.00%) MS Office
3 7 (6.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.91%) LAN
2 11 (10.00%) WAN
2 11 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.64%) SAN
3 4 (3.64%) Internet
3 4 (3.64%) HTTP
4 3 (2.73%) Firewall
4 3 (2.73%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.82%) Network Security
6 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.18%) MySQL
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (8.18%) Visual Studio
1 9 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.45%) NUnit
3 3 (2.73%) Moq
4 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.91%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (0.91%) JUnit
4 1 (0.91%) JIRA
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.91%) Selenium
4 1 (0.91%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.91%) JMeter
General
1 46 (41.82%) Finance
2 23 (20.91%) Retail
3 17 (15.45%) Banking
4 9 (8.18%) Marketing
5 7 (6.36%) Law
6 4 (3.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Advertising
7 1 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (30.00%) Developer
2 17 (15.45%) Project Manager
3 16 (14.55%) IT Project Manager
3 16 (14.55%) Applications Manager
4 13 (11.82%) Analyst
5 11 (10.00%) Administrator
6 10 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (8.18%) Software Developer
7 9 (8.18%) .NET Developer
8 8 (7.27%) Senior Project Manager
8 8 (7.27%) Senior Manager
8 8 (7.27%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (7.27%) Applications Project Manager
8 8 (7.27%) Senior IT Project Manager
9 7 (6.36%) Business Analyst
9 7 (6.36%) Procurement Manager
10 6 (5.45%) Architect
10 6 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.55%) Applications Support
12 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.27%) .NET
2 16 (14.55%) XML
3 12 (10.91%) HTML
4 9 (8.18%) WinForms
5 8 (7.27%) SOAP
5 8 (7.27%) Web Services
5 8 (7.27%) ASP.NET
5 8 (7.27%) JSON
5 8 (7.27%) REST
6 7 (6.36%) jQuery
6 7 (6.36%) CSS
6 7 (6.36%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.45%) XHTML
8 5 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (3.64%) J2EE
10 3 (2.73%) Ajax
10 3 (2.73%) VXML
10 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.73%) Backbone.js
10 3 (2.73%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.09%) N-Tier
3 7 (6.36%) NHS
3 7 (6.36%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.73%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.73%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.73%) IVR
5 3 (2.73%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.82%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.82%) Open Source
7 1 (0.91%) iPad
7 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.91%) DTV
7 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.73%) UNIX
2 12 (10.91%) Windows
3 7 (6.36%) Linux
4 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.82%) Android
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.82%) CentOS
5 2 (1.82%) AIX
6 1 (0.91%) HPUX
6 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.27%) PRINCE2
3 19 (17.27%) E-Commerce
4 16 (14.55%) People Management
5 15 (13.64%) OO
6 12 (10.91%) CRM
6 12 (10.91%) Project Management
6 12 (10.91%) Mentoring
7 11 (10.00%) Scrum
7 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (8.18%) OOP
9 8 (7.27%) Time Management
9 8 (7.27%) Performance Management
10 7 (6.36%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (6.36%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.36%) E-Procurement
11 6 (5.45%) TDD
12 5 (4.55%) Pair Programming
12 5 (4.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.00%) SQL
2 20 (18.18%) C#
3 13 (11.82%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.82%) VB
4 8 (7.27%) Java
5 7 (6.36%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.45%) PHP
6 6 (5.45%) Ruby
7 2 (1.82%) VBA
8 1 (0.91%) Python
8 1 (0.91%) VB6
8 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.91%) PHP5
8 1 (0.91%) Groovy
8 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (14.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 16 (14.55%) SC Cleared
1 16 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.18%) Degree
3 3 (2.73%) CISSP
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.82%) RHCE
4 2 (1.82%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.82%) MCSE
4 2 (1.82%) CCNP
4 2 (1.82%) CCNA
4 2 (1.82%) HP ASE
4 2 (1.82%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.82%) MCITP
5 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.91%) ISEB
5 1 (0.91%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.00%) SLA
2 4 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.82%) SCCM
3 1 (0.91%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 34 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.73%) VMware
3 7 (6.36%) HP
3 7 (6.36%) Cisco
4 4 (3.64%) Citrix
5 3 (2.73%) Juniper
5 3 (2.73%) SonicWALL
5 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.73%) McAfee
6 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.91%) ProCurve
7 1 (0.91%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.91%) Veritas
7 1 (0.91%) IBM
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle
7 1 (0.91%) SAP
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 with benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Arcus Global Partners
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Neston, Merseyside
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
On the Beach
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Chester
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
On the Beach
Salary: Competitive salary, 25 days’ holiday, Discounted Holidays, Pension
Posted: 25 days ago