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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 178 150 157
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +7
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 79 99 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 1.48% 1.41%
As % of the General category 2.58% 3.92% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 69 76 87
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
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
3065 2527 2662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.51% 37.81% 36.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2510 2050 2231
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,950 £67,500
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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +1 44 £31,000 -6.06% 10
Cheshire -18 28 £34,000 -2.85% 5
Lancashire 0 5 £40,000 -
Merseyside -1 2 £43,250 +23.57%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 66 (50.00%) Finance
2 58 (43.94%) SQL
3 42 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 32 (24.24%) Project Management
5 31 (23.48%) JavaScript
6 27 (20.45%) Windows
7 24 (18.18%) SLA
7 24 (18.18%) HTML
7 24 (18.18%) .NET
8 22 (16.67%) UNIX
8 22 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (16.67%) VMware
8 22 (16.67%) Banking
8 22 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (14.39%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (14.39%) LAN
9 19 (14.39%) WAN
9 19 (14.39%) ITIL
10 18 (13.64%) Front Office
10 18 (13.64%) Business Analysis
11 17 (12.88%) CSS
11 17 (12.88%) PHP
12 16 (12.12%) Linux
12 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
12 16 (12.12%) Retail
13 14 (10.61%) Web Services
13 14 (10.61%) ASP.NET
13 14 (10.61%) Mobile App
14 13 (9.85%) C#
14 13 (9.85%) PRINCE

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 11 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 11 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 9 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.30%) Lync
3 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.55%) IIS
4 6 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Sage 50
2 3 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.52%) Line 100
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.39%) LAN
1 19 (14.39%) WAN
1 19 (14.39%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (5.30%) SNMP
3 3 (2.27%) Intranet
4 2 (1.52%) SAN
5 1 (0.76%) NAS
5 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.58%) MySQL
3 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.03%) JasperReports
6 4 (3.03%) MS Access
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.76%) SQLite
8 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.76%) NUnit
General
1 66 (50.00%) Finance
2 22 (16.67%) Banking
3 18 (13.64%) Front Office
4 16 (12.12%) Retail
5 4 (3.03%) Billing
6 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (28.03%) Developer
2 25 (18.94%) Analyst
3 24 (18.18%) Administrator
4 18 (13.64%) Consultant
5 17 (12.88%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (12.12%) Implementation Consultant
7 13 (9.85%) Project Manager
8 11 (8.33%) Support Analyst
9 10 (7.58%) .NET Developer
10 9 (6.82%) Software Consultant
10 9 (6.82%) Software Implementation Consultant
11 8 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (5.30%) IT Consultant
12 7 (5.30%) Team Leader
13 6 (4.55%) Business Analyst
13 6 (4.55%) PHP Developer
13 6 (4.55%) Operations Team Leader
14 5 (3.79%) Android Developer
14 5 (3.79%) Junior
14 5 (3.79%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.18%) HTML
1 24 (18.18%) .NET
2 17 (12.88%) CSS
3 14 (10.61%) Web Services
3 14 (10.61%) ASP.NET
4 12 (9.09%) jQuery
5 10 (7.58%) HTML5
5 10 (7.58%) XML
5 10 (7.58%) Ajax
5 10 (7.58%) .NET Framework
6 8 (6.06%) CSS3
7 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (3.79%) XHTML
9 5 (3.79%) SOAP
9 5 (3.79%) REST
10 4 (3.03%) XSLT
11 2 (1.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (1.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Mobile App
2 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.27%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.52%) Derivative
5 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.76%) Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.76%) Online Games
6 1 (0.76%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.76%) iSeries
6 1 (0.76%) Open Source
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.45%) Windows
2 22 (16.67%) UNIX
3 16 (12.12%) Linux
4 10 (7.58%) Android
5 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.55%) CentOS
7 4 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.27%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.24%) Project Management
2 22 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (14.39%) ITIL
4 18 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 13 (9.85%) PRINCE
6 12 (9.09%) MVC
7 11 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 10 (7.58%) PRINCE2
8 10 (7.58%) Investment Management
9 9 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.06%) Migration
10 8 (6.06%) CRM
11 7 (5.30%) OOP
11 7 (5.30%) Web Design
11 7 (5.30%) Strategic Planning
11 7 (5.30%) Web Development
11 7 (5.30%) Release Management
11 7 (5.30%) Data Mapping
12 6 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (43.94%) SQL
2 31 (23.48%) JavaScript
3 17 (12.88%) PHP
4 13 (9.85%) C#
5 12 (9.09%) Perl
6 7 (5.30%) Python
7 6 (4.55%) Uniface
7 6 (4.55%) Ruby
7 6 (4.55%) C
7 6 (4.55%) C++
8 4 (3.03%) Java
8 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.03%) VBA
9 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.52%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) RPG
10 1 (0.76%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.30%) ISEB
4 6 (4.55%) PMP
4 6 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.55%) MCP
5 5 (3.79%) Degree
6 4 (3.03%) MCSE
6 4 (3.03%) CCNP
6 4 (3.03%) CCNA
6 4 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 22 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.58%) Firmware
3 8 (6.06%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.55%) vSphere
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (5.30%) Backup Exec
1 7 (5.30%) WSUS
1 7 (5.30%) SCCM
1 7 (5.30%) WhatsUp Gold
1 7 (5.30%) HP SIM
2 4 (3.03%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.52%) OpenView
3 2 (1.52%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 42 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.67%) VMware
3 12 (9.09%) Oracle
4 11 (8.33%) HP
5 8 (6.06%) Sage
6 7 (5.30%) Symantec
6 7 (5.30%) Sophos
6 7 (5.30%) Dell
7 6 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.03%) Business Objects
8 4 (3.03%) Cognos
9 2 (1.52%) Progress
10 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
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