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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 184 148 158
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +10
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 78 100 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 1.46% 1.36%
As % of the General category 2.54% 3.82% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 71 78 83
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,350 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +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
3072 2615 2636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.46% 38.14% 36.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2476 2143 2202
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 £60,000 £60,000 £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 19 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 19 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 -6 40 £31,000 -11.42% 16
Cheshire -21 28 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Lancashire +4 7 £40,000 +45.45%
Merseyside 0 3 £39,000 +11.42%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 65 (50.39%) Finance
2 56 (43.41%) SQL
3 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
4 30 (23.26%) Project Management
4 30 (23.26%) JavaScript
5 26 (20.16%) Windows
6 25 (19.38%) SLA
7 23 (17.83%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (17.83%) VMware
7 23 (17.83%) HTML
7 23 (17.83%) .NET
7 23 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (17.05%) UNIX
9 20 (15.50%) Banking
10 19 (14.73%) LAN
10 19 (14.73%) WAN
10 19 (14.73%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (13.18%) PHP
11 17 (13.18%) ITIL
11 17 (13.18%) Retail
12 16 (12.40%) Business Analysis
12 16 (12.40%) CSS
12 16 (12.40%) Linux
12 16 (12.40%) Front Office
13 15 (11.63%) MS Excel
13 15 (11.63%) Mobile App
14 14 (10.85%) Web Services
15 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET
15 13 (10.08%) C#
15 13 (10.08%) PRINCE

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 10 (7.75%) SharePoint
1 10 (7.75%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (6.20%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.43%) Lync
3 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.65%) Apache
5 5 (3.88%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Sage 50
2 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.55%) Line 100
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.73%) LAN
1 19 (14.73%) WAN
1 19 (14.73%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (5.43%) SNMP
3 3 (2.33%) Intranet
4 2 (1.55%) SAN
5 1 (0.78%) NAS
5 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.75%) MySQL
3 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.10%) JasperReports
6 4 (3.10%) MS Access
6 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.78%) OLAP
8 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.10%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 65 (50.39%) Finance
2 20 (15.50%) Banking
3 17 (13.18%) Retail
4 16 (12.40%) Front Office
5 4 (3.10%) Billing
6 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (29.46%) Developer
2 25 (19.38%) Analyst
2 25 (19.38%) Administrator
3 18 (13.95%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (12.40%) Consultant
5 14 (10.85%) Implementation Consultant
6 13 (10.08%) Project Manager
7 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
7 10 (7.75%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) Software Consultant
8 9 (6.98%) Software Implementation Consultant
9 7 (5.43%) Team Leader
9 7 (5.43%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) PHP Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Mobile Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Operations Team Leader
10 6 (4.65%) Android Developer
11 5 (3.88%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.83%) HTML
1 23 (17.83%) .NET
2 16 (12.40%) CSS
3 14 (10.85%) Web Services
4 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET
5 12 (9.30%) jQuery
6 10 (7.75%) XML
6 10 (7.75%) Ajax
7 8 (6.20%) .NET Framework
7 8 (6.20%) HTML5
8 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (4.65%) CSS3
9 6 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.88%) XHTML
10 5 (3.88%) SOAP
10 5 (3.88%) REST
11 3 (2.33%) XSLT
12 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 1 (0.78%) Android SDK
13 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Mobile App
2 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.75%) Firmware
4 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.55%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.55%) Derivative
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) Online Games
6 1 (0.78%) iSeries
6 1 (0.78%) Open Source
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.16%) Windows
2 22 (17.05%) UNIX
3 16 (12.40%) Linux
4 11 (8.53%) Android
5 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.65%) CentOS
7 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.10%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.26%) Project Management
2 23 (17.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (13.18%) ITIL
4 16 (12.40%) Business Analysis
5 13 (10.08%) PRINCE
6 12 (9.30%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.53%) MVC
8 10 (7.75%) PRINCE2
8 10 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.75%) Investment Management
9 7 (5.43%) Strategic Planning
9 7 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.43%) CRM
10 6 (4.65%) OOP
10 6 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.65%) TDD
10 6 (4.65%) Migration
10 6 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.65%) User Stories
10 6 (4.65%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (43.41%) SQL
2 30 (23.26%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.18%) PHP
4 13 (10.08%) C#
5 10 (7.75%) Perl
6 6 (4.65%) C++
6 6 (4.65%) C
6 6 (4.65%) Uniface
6 6 (4.65%) Ruby
7 5 (3.88%) Python
8 4 (3.10%) VBA
8 4 (3.10%) Java
8 4 (3.10%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.55%) VB
10 1 (0.78%) RPG
10 1 (0.78%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.65%) MCP
3 6 (4.65%) PMP
3 6 (4.65%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.88%) ISEB
4 5 (3.88%) Degree
5 4 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.10%) MCSE
5 4 (3.10%) CCNP
5 4 (3.10%) CCNA
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 23 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.20%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.65%) vSphere
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (5.43%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (5.43%) Backup Exec
1 7 (5.43%) WSUS
1 7 (5.43%) SCCM
1 7 (5.43%) WhatsUp Gold
1 7 (5.43%) HP SIM
2 4 (3.10%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.55%) OpenView
3 2 (1.55%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.83%) VMware
3 11 (8.53%) HP
3 11 (8.53%) Oracle
4 8 (6.20%) Sage
5 7 (5.43%) Symantec
5 7 (5.43%) Sophos
5 7 (5.43%) Dell
6 6 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.10%) Business Objects
7 4 (3.10%) Cognos
8 2 (1.55%) Progress
9 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Volt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Benjamin James Sourcing
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 13 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Steria
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + 15% Flex Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Steria
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 15% Flex Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago