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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
England / North West
Rank 219 198 190
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 27 39 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.72% 0.91%
As % of the General category 1.30% 1.82% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 24 35 61
Median salary £34,000 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £27,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,550 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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
2072 2138 2800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.09% 39.29% 41.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1591 1768 2360
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester -33 16 £39,000 +20.00% 5
Cheshire +15 6 £34,000 -2.85%
Lancashire -7 5 £30,500 -39.00%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 19 (33.93%) SQL
2 17 (30.36%) SLA
2 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 17 (30.36%) VMware
3 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.43%) Unix
4 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (17.86%) ITIL
6 9 (16.07%) Citrix
6 9 (16.07%) Windows
6 9 (16.07%) Front Office
6 9 (16.07%) SCCM
7 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 8 (14.29%) Linux
7 8 (14.29%) .NET
7 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 8 (14.29%) C#
7 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.50%) Java
9 6 (10.71%) Process Management
9 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
9 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.71%) Degree
9 6 (10.71%) NoSQL
10 5 (8.93%) Skype for Business
10 5 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure

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 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
1 5 (8.93%) Skype for Business
2 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) SAP CO
1 4 (7.14%) SAP FI
1 4 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (7.14%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (3.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.14%) BGP
2 4 (7.14%) EIGRP
2 4 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 4 (7.14%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) Network Security
2 4 (7.14%) Skype
2 4 (7.14%) VoIP
3 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.79%) SNMP
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) MS Access
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Eclipse
1 5 (8.93%) NetBeans
2 3 (5.36%) AccuRev
2 3 (5.36%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Front Office
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Developer
2 6 (10.71%) Analyst
2 6 (10.71%) IT Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Team Leader
3 5 (8.93%) Java Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Development Team Leader
4 4 (7.14%) IT Support
4 4 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Software Development Team Leader
4 4 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
4 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Lead Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (8.93%) WinForms
2 5 (8.93%) XML
3 4 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (7.14%) Middleware
4 3 (5.36%) WPF
5 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.79%) CSS
5 1 (1.79%) HTML
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (7.14%) Fixed Income
3 4 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.36%) FMCG
5 2 (3.57%) EPoS
5 2 (3.57%) User Experience
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Unix
2 9 (16.07%) Windows
3 8 (14.29%) Linux
3 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (17.86%) ITIL
3 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
3 6 (10.71%) Process Management
4 5 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.14%) Data Management
5 4 (7.14%) Information Security
5 4 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.14%) Master Data Management
5 4 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (7.14%) SOA
5 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Workflow
6 3 (5.36%) Coaching
6 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.36%) People Management
6 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) C#
3 7 (12.50%) Java
4 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) VB
5 3 (5.36%) VB6
6 2 (3.57%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) Python
6 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) Ruby
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
7 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) CCNA
2 4 (7.14%) CCNP
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.36%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) SCCM
2 5 (8.93%) Backup Exec
2 5 (8.93%) HP SIM
2 5 (8.93%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (8.93%) WSUS
3 4 (7.14%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) VMware
2 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.07%) Citrix
4 5 (8.93%) Dell
4 5 (8.93%) HP
4 5 (8.93%) Intel
4 5 (8.93%) Sophos
4 5 (8.93%) Symantec
5 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.14%) GFI Software
5 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.14%) SAP
5 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
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