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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 175 194 198
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 52 53 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.87% 0.80%
As % of the General category 2.36% 2.24% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 49 44 41
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,600 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,857
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.02%
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
2207 2371 2633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.74% 38.88% 38.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1794 1823 1956
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,350 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Cheshire +24 18 £36,000 -11.11% 5
Manchester +3 17 £37,500 +1.35% 3
Lancashire +12 12 £30,000 -10.44% 7
Merseyside +6 2 £22,250 -66.54% 1
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
2 37 (34.91%) SQL
3 33 (31.13%) SQL Server
4 32 (30.19%) Finance
5 28 (26.42%) .NET
6 26 (24.53%) Windows
7 23 (21.70%) MS Excel
8 21 (19.81%) C#
8 21 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (17.92%) MS Exchange
10 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
10 17 (16.04%) VMware
10 17 (16.04%) Degree
10 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (15.09%) LAN
12 15 (14.15%) WinForms
12 15 (14.15%) NoSQL
13 14 (13.21%) .NET Framework
13 14 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (12.26%) Coaching
14 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (11.32%) SCCM
15 12 (11.32%) Project Management
16 11 (10.38%) Red Hat
16 11 (10.38%) Front Office
16 11 (10.38%) SLA
16 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (10.38%) VB
16 11 (10.38%) Linux

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 19 (17.92%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (9.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (9.43%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.72%) IIS
5 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (21.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.94%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.94%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.94%) SAP FSCM
1 1 (0.94%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.09%) LAN
2 9 (8.49%) WAN
3 8 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.60%) Network Security
5 4 (3.77%) Broadband
6 3 (2.83%) SNMP
7 2 (1.89%) DHCP
7 2 (1.89%) DNS
7 2 (1.89%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.94%) HTTP
8 1 (0.94%) Internet
8 1 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (31.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.15%) NoSQL
3 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.49%) MySQL
5 8 (7.55%) RDBMS
5 8 (7.55%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) JIRA
2 8 (7.55%) AccuRev
3 6 (5.66%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.89%) Selenium
5 2 (1.89%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (30.19%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Front Office
3 7 (6.60%) Games
4 6 (5.66%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.72%) Banking
6 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (21.70%) Developer
2 12 (11.32%) .NET Developer
3 11 (10.38%) Software Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Technical Leader
5 9 (8.49%) Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Consultant
7 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Scrum Master
8 6 (5.66%) Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Team Leader
8 6 (5.66%) WinForms Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.77%) Development Team Leader
10 4 (3.77%) IT Auditor
10 4 (3.77%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Resource Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Senior IT Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (26.42%) .NET
2 15 (14.15%) WinForms
3 14 (13.21%) .NET Framework
4 10 (9.43%) Ajax
4 10 (9.43%) CSS
4 10 (9.43%) HTML
5 9 (8.49%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.72%) LINQ
7 4 (3.77%) WCF
8 3 (2.83%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.83%) jQuery
8 3 (2.83%) Velocity
9 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.89%) RESTful
9 2 (1.89%) SOAP
10 1 (0.94%) HTML5
10 1 (0.94%) MooTools
10 1 (0.94%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.94%) Web Services
10 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Online Games
2 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.83%) iPad
4 3 (2.83%) NHS
5 2 (1.89%) Social Media
6 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.94%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.53%) Windows
2 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.38%) Linux
3 11 (10.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.60%) AIX
4 7 (6.60%) CentOS
5 6 (5.66%) Unix
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.77%) Android
8 3 (2.83%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (12.26%) Coaching
3 12 (11.32%) Project Management
4 11 (10.38%) ITIL
5 10 (9.43%) Scrum
5 10 (9.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 9 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (8.49%) Patch Management
7 8 (7.55%) Mentoring
7 8 (7.55%) Web Development
8 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.60%) ERP
8 7 (6.60%) ITIL V2
8 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
8 7 (6.60%) Software Testing
9 6 (5.66%) Analytics
9 6 (5.66%) Data Protection
10 5 (4.72%) Business Analysis
10 5 (4.72%) Data Mapping
10 5 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.91%) SQL
2 21 (19.81%) C#
3 11 (10.38%) VB
4 10 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.49%) PHP
5 9 (8.49%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.49%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.55%) VB6
7 7 (6.60%) Java
8 5 (4.72%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.77%) Perl
10 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (16.04%) Degree
2 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.60%) A+ Certification
3 7 (6.60%) CCNA
3 7 (6.60%) CCNP
3 7 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.60%) CISSP
3 7 (6.60%) CompTIA Security+
3 7 (6.60%) HP ASE
3 7 (6.60%) MCITP
3 7 (6.60%) MCSE
3 7 (6.60%) Network+ Certification
3 7 (6.60%) RHCE
3 7 (6.60%) Security+ Certification
3 7 (6.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) HND
5 1 (0.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.38%) SLA
2 4 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
1 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) SCCM
2 10 (9.43%) Backup Exec
2 10 (9.43%) HP SIM
2 10 (9.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (9.43%) WSUS
3 4 (3.77%) SCOM
4 3 (2.83%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.04%) VMware
3 11 (10.38%) Red Hat
4 10 (9.43%) Dell
4 10 (9.43%) HP
4 10 (9.43%) Sophos
4 10 (9.43%) Symantec
5 7 (6.60%) Cisco
5 7 (6.60%) GFI Software
5 7 (6.60%) IBM
5 7 (6.60%) ProCurve
5 7 (6.60%) SolarWinds
6 5 (4.72%) SAP
7 4 (3.77%) Intel
7 4 (3.77%) Oracle
8 2 (1.89%) Twitter
9 1 (0.94%) EMC
9 1 (0.94%) Facebook
9 1 (0.94%) Siebel
9 1 (0.94%) Xerox
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