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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 180 207 188
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 52 56 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.81% 0.95%
As % of the General category 2.31% 1.97% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 45 56 45
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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
2248 2847 2294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.88% 41.23% 34.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1822 2318 1827
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 +24 38 £32,500 -31.57% 12
Cheshire +23 7 £42,500 +23.18% 2
Lancashire - 4 £50,000 -
Cumbria - 2 £45,000 - 1
Merseyside -13 1 £23,000 -63.49%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 42 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 42 (42.86%) Finance
2 39 (39.80%) SQL
3 34 (34.69%) SQL Server
4 25 (25.51%) .NET
5 23 (23.47%) C#
6 21 (21.43%) Windows
7 18 (18.37%) Project Management
8 17 (17.35%) MS Excel
9 15 (15.31%) T-SQL
9 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (14.29%) VMware
11 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (13.27%) VB
11 13 (13.27%) HTML
11 13 (13.27%) MySQL
11 13 (13.27%) CSS
11 13 (13.27%) ITIL
11 13 (13.27%) HP
12 12 (12.24%) MS Exchange
12 12 (12.24%) LAN
12 12 (12.24%) JavaScript
12 12 (12.24%) Skype for Business
12 12 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (11.22%) Front Office
13 11 (11.22%) jQuery
13 11 (11.22%) Degree
14 10 (10.20%) Web Development
14 10 (10.20%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (12.24%) MS Exchange
1 12 (12.24%) Skype for Business
2 10 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.08%) Node.js
4 3 (3.06%) CMS
4 3 (3.06%) Confluence
5 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.04%) LiveLink
6 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (17.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) SAP R/3
2 2 (2.04%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) LAN
2 7 (7.14%) Network Security
3 6 (6.12%) Internet
3 6 (6.12%) Intranet
3 6 (6.12%) WAN
4 4 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.06%) Broadband
5 3 (3.06%) SNMP
6 2 (2.04%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.02%) DHCP
7 1 (1.02%) DNS
7 1 (1.02%) HTTP
7 1 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (13.27%) MySQL
4 10 (10.20%) Relational Database
5 8 (8.16%) NoSQL
5 8 (8.16%) RDBMS
5 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.06%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (1.02%) UniData
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.10%) Subversion
3 4 (4.08%) JIRA
4 2 (2.04%) Toad
5 1 (1.02%) AccuRev
General
1 42 (42.86%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Front Office
3 10 (10.20%) Banking
4 7 (7.14%) Law
5 4 (4.08%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.04%) Retail
8 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (27.55%) Developer
2 10 (10.20%) .NET Developer
3 9 (9.18%) Consultant
4 8 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (8.16%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Software Consultant
7 5 (5.10%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.08%) .NET Team Leader
8 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Development Team Leader
8 4 (4.08%) Implementation Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) PHP Web Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Software Development Team Leader
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.51%) .NET
2 13 (13.27%) CSS
2 13 (13.27%) HTML
3 11 (11.22%) jQuery
4 10 (10.20%) .NET Framework
5 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
6 8 (8.16%) WinForms
7 6 (6.12%) Web Services
8 5 (5.10%) Hibernate
8 5 (5.10%) J2EE
8 5 (5.10%) MyBatis
8 5 (5.10%) Spring
8 5 (5.10%) Spring MVC
9 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.08%) MooTools
10 3 (3.06%) SOAP
10 3 (3.06%) WCF
11 2 (2.04%) Silverlight
11 2 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 7 (7.14%) NHS
2 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) Economics
4 2 (2.04%) iPad
4 2 (2.04%) Social Media
5 1 (1.02%) AS400
5 1 (1.02%) Derivative
5 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.43%) Windows
2 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.14%) AIX
3 7 (7.14%) CentOS
3 7 (7.14%) Linux
3 7 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.12%) Unix
5 5 (5.10%) Android
5 5 (5.10%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.37%) Project Management
2 13 (13.27%) ITIL
3 10 (10.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 10 (10.20%) Web Development
4 9 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (9.18%) CRM
4 9 (9.18%) Migration
4 9 (9.18%) MVC
4 9 (9.18%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.16%) Analytics
5 8 (8.16%) Business Analysis
5 8 (8.16%) Patch Management
6 7 (7.14%) Coaching
6 7 (7.14%) E-Procurement
6 7 (7.14%) ITIL V2
7 6 (6.12%) Change Management
7 6 (6.12%) Data Mapping
8 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.10%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (39.80%) SQL
2 23 (23.47%) C#
3 15 (15.31%) T-SQL
4 13 (13.27%) VB
5 12 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.18%) PHP
6 9 (9.18%) VB.NET
7 8 (8.16%) VB6
8 6 (6.12%) Java
9 3 (3.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Degree
2 8 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (7.14%) A+ Certification
3 7 (7.14%) CCNA
3 7 (7.14%) CCNP
3 7 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.14%) CISSP
3 7 (7.14%) CompTIA Security+
3 7 (7.14%) HP ASE
3 7 (7.14%) MCITP
3 7 (7.14%) MCSE
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
3 7 (7.14%) RHCE
3 7 (7.14%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) HND
5 1 (1.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) EMIR
2 1 (1.02%) MiFID
2 1 (1.02%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.14%) vSphere
3 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) Backup Exec
1 10 (10.20%) HP SIM
1 10 (10.20%) Norton AntiVirus
1 10 (10.20%) WSUS
2 8 (8.16%) SCCM
3 3 (3.06%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.29%) VMware
3 13 (13.27%) HP
4 10 (10.20%) Dell
4 10 (10.20%) Sophos
4 10 (10.20%) Symantec
5 8 (8.16%) Cisco
6 7 (7.14%) GFI Software
6 7 (7.14%) IBM
6 7 (7.14%) Oracle
6 7 (7.14%) ProCurve
6 7 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 6 (6.12%) SAP
8 3 (3.06%) EMC
8 3 (3.06%) Google
8 3 (3.06%) Siebel
9 2 (2.04%) Altova
9 2 (2.04%) Citrix
9 2 (2.04%) OpenText
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