The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 109 146 96
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -50
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 59 15 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.74% 0.48% 1.78%
As % of the General category 3.65% 1.06% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32 9 27
Average salary £34,000 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.86% +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
Back Office
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1615 1420 1283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 47.72% 45.50% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 923 890 862
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Back Office across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Back Office
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Back Office across the Scotland region.

Back Office Salary Trend in Scotland

Back Office
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Back Office across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Back Office Salary Histogram in Scotland

Back Office
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Edinburgh +22 31 £30,000 -4.76% 4
Glasgow +16 21 £42,000 +75.00% 4
Aberdeen +11 6 £55,000 -4.34%
Stirling -22 1 - -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 46 (43.40%) XML
1 46 (43.40%) RDBMS
1 46 (43.40%) Finance
1 46 (43.40%) Relational Database
2 42 (39.62%) Derivative
3 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (37.74%) OO
4 39 (36.79%) OOP
4 39 (36.79%) Java
4 39 (36.79%) Data Modelling
4 39 (36.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 39 (36.79%) XML Messaging
4 39 (36.79%) Scrum
4 39 (36.79%) Multithreading
4 39 (36.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 30 (28.30%) VMware
6 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
8 24 (22.64%) LAN
8 24 (22.64%) WAN
8 24 (22.64%) Change Management
9 23 (21.70%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (21.70%) Coaching
10 22 (20.75%) SLA
10 22 (20.75%) Banking
11 21 (19.81%) UNIX
11 21 (19.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (19.81%) Mentoring
12 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
13 11 (10.38%) Investment Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (3.77%) WorkSite
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.94%) CMS
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.94%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) SAP MM
1 6 (5.66%) SAP CO
1 6 (5.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 6 (5.66%) SAP SCM
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.64%) LAN
1 24 (22.64%) WAN
2 23 (21.70%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) Extranet
4 1 (0.94%) Softphone
4 1 (0.94%) DHCP
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (43.40%) RDBMS
1 46 (43.40%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.94%) IDOL
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Toad
General
1 46 (43.40%) Finance
2 22 (20.75%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Front Office
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (40.57%) Developer
2 26 (24.53%) Analyst
3 21 (19.81%) Lead Developer
4 19 (17.92%) Administrator
5 17 (16.04%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (11.32%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.66%) SAP MM Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.72%) IT Support
10 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (43.40%) XML
2 39 (36.79%) XML Messaging
3 4 (3.77%) .NET
4 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.83%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (39.62%) Derivative
2 39 (36.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.60%) Equities
5 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.94%) User Experience
6 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Handset
6 1 (0.94%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.94%) Blog
6 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.94%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.94%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.81%) UNIX
2 5 (4.72%) Windows
3 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.74%) OO
1 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.79%) Multithreading
2 39 (36.79%) OOP
2 39 (36.79%) Continuous Improvement
2 39 (36.79%) Data Modelling
2 39 (36.79%) Scrum
3 24 (22.64%) Change Management
4 23 (21.70%) Coaching
5 21 (19.81%) Mentoring
5 21 (19.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (10.38%) Investment Management
6 11 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (7.55%) Risk Management
8 6 (5.66%) Project Management
8 6 (5.66%) Logistics
9 5 (4.72%) Wealth Management
9 5 (4.72%) Test Management
9 5 (4.72%) Migration
10 4 (3.77%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.79%) Java
2 10 (9.43%) SQL
3 3 (2.83%) C#
4 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) ISEB
1 4 (3.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.75%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) MiFID
3 2 (1.89%) FATCA
4 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (28.30%) VMware
2 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.66%) SAP
4 3 (2.83%) Citrix
5 1 (0.94%) Avaya
5 1 (0.94%) Verint
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle
5 1 (0.94%) Adobe
5 1 (0.94%) HP
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