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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 218 192 148
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -44
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 42 67 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.90% 1.41%
As % of the General category 1.67% 2.19% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 33 62 77
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,400 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
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
2514 3064 2602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.50% 41.05% 37.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1949 2407 2136
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -3 16 £45,000 +46.34% 10
Cheshire -16 11 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Merseyside +20 8 £70,000 +79.48%
Lancashire +5 7 £38,500 -3.75% 3
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 32 (31.37%) Finance
2 29 (28.43%) Mentoring
3 27 (26.47%) .NET
4 25 (24.51%) C#
4 25 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 24 (23.53%) SQL
5 24 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 22 (21.57%) MySQL
7 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
8 19 (18.63%) CSS
8 19 (18.63%) HTML
9 18 (17.65%) VB
9 18 (17.65%) E-Commerce
10 17 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 17 (16.67%) XML
11 16 (15.69%) Windows
11 16 (15.69%) SLA
12 15 (14.71%) Retail
12 15 (14.71%) Scrum
12 15 (14.71%) Coaching
12 15 (14.71%) Investment Management
13 14 (13.73%) Git (software)
13 14 (13.73%) Change Management
13 14 (13.73%) Banking
14 13 (12.75%) MVC
14 13 (12.75%) VMware
14 13 (12.75%) CRM
14 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (12.75%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (6.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.96%) Lync
2 2 (1.96%) Node.js
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.98%) WordPress
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Project
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.98%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) WAN
2 10 (9.80%) LAN
2 10 (9.80%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (5.88%) Internet
4 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.92%) SAN
5 4 (3.92%) Firewall
5 4 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.98%) Intranet
6 1 (0.98%) VoIP
6 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.57%) MySQL
2 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.92%) Moq
2 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.92%) NUnit
2 4 (3.92%) Subversion
3 2 (1.96%) JIRA
3 2 (1.96%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.98%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (0.98%) Selenium
4 1 (0.98%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.98%) JUnit
4 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.98%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.98%) JMeter
General
1 32 (31.37%) Finance
2 15 (14.71%) Retail
3 14 (13.73%) Banking
4 11 (10.78%) Investment Banking
5 8 (7.84%) Marketing
5 8 (7.84%) Electronics
6 7 (6.86%) Front Office
7 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.96%) Publishing
8 2 (1.96%) Legal
9 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (34.31%) Developer
2 14 (13.73%) Analyst
2 14 (13.73%) .NET Developer
3 10 (9.80%) Applications Manager
4 9 (8.82%) Business Manager
4 9 (8.82%) Software Developer
5 7 (6.86%) Applications Support
5 7 (6.86%) PHP Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.90%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.90%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Service Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Lead Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Administrator
7 5 (4.90%) Lead .NET Developer
8 4 (3.92%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (26.47%) .NET
2 19 (18.63%) HTML
2 19 (18.63%) CSS
3 17 (16.67%) XML
3 17 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 11 (10.78%) jQuery
4 11 (10.78%) Web Services
5 10 (9.80%) XHTML
5 10 (9.80%) Ruby on Rails
6 9 (8.82%) .NET Framework
6 9 (8.82%) WinForms
6 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (6.86%) REST
8 7 (6.86%) JSON
8 7 (6.86%) SOAP
9 6 (5.88%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (3.92%) MyBatis
10 4 (3.92%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.86%) N-Tier
3 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.90%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.90%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.92%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.92%) IVR
5 4 (3.92%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.92%) DTV
5 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.92%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.94%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.94%) Derivative
7 1 (0.98%) Economics
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Windows
2 12 (11.76%) UNIX
3 5 (4.90%) Linux
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.43%) Mentoring
2 25 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 15 (14.71%) Scrum
4 15 (14.71%) Coaching
4 15 (14.71%) Investment Management
5 14 (13.73%) Change Management
6 13 (12.75%) MVC
6 13 (12.75%) CRM
6 13 (12.75%) Unit Testing
7 11 (10.78%) Service Delivery
7 11 (10.78%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 10 (9.80%) TDD
9 9 (8.82%) Pair Programming
9 9 (8.82%) Open Source
10 8 (7.84%) Web Development
10 8 (7.84%) Software Engineering
11 7 (6.86%) Project Management
12 6 (5.88%) Multithreading
13 5 (4.90%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.51%) C#
2 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 24 (23.53%) SQL
3 18 (17.65%) VB
4 11 (10.78%) VB.NET
4 11 (10.78%) Ruby
5 9 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.82%) Java
6 8 (7.84%) PHP
7 3 (2.94%) VBA
8 2 (1.96%) VB6
9 1 (0.98%) Groovy
9 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) HND
2 1 (0.98%) ISEB
2 1 (0.98%) ACCA
2 1 (0.98%) CIMA
2 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) SLA
2 6 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.98%) EMIR
3 1 (0.98%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) SCCM
2 4 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.75%) VMware
3 6 (5.88%) HP
3 6 (5.88%) Cisco
4 4 (3.92%) SAP
4 4 (3.92%) Juniper
4 4 (3.92%) McAfee
4 4 (3.92%) SonicWALL
5 1 (0.98%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.98%) Google
5 1 (0.98%) Altova
5 1 (0.98%) Unisys
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle
5 1 (0.98%) Citrix
5 1 (0.98%) Avaya
Lancaster, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + career progression
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 with benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £84,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BONUSES
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + on call
Posted: 7 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
PJ Web Solutions
Posted: 10 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bury
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 20 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago