The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 296 232 257
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +25
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 141 188 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.94% 0.89%
As % of the General category 1.87% 2.45% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 105 109 170
Average salary £40,000 £48,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.52% +16.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £28,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
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 South East region.

General Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
7559 7662 8624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 36.44% 38.49% 39.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5715 5710 6911
Average salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Back Office
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Back Office Salary Trend in the South East

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Back Office across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Back Office Salary Histogram in the South East

Back Office
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Hampshire -22 41 £22,750 -48.87% 1
Surrey -7 34 £38,750 -9.88% 3
Berkshire -59 31 £29,000 -47.27% 1
Oxfordshire +18 22 £55,000 +26.43% 1
West Sussex -6 7 £40,000 -17.52%
East Sussex -17 5 £50,000 +132.55%
Kent -9 2 £82,500 +135.71%
M4 Corridor - 1 £49,500 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 118 (34.81%) Microsoft
2 109 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (30.97%) .NET
4 103 (30.38%) SQL Server
5 99 (29.20%) C#
6 95 (28.02%) JavaScript
7 92 (27.14%) HTML
8 90 (26.55%) CSS
9 85 (25.07%) Retail
10 82 (24.19%) OO
11 81 (23.89%) TDD
11 81 (23.89%) jQuery
12 79 (23.30%) ASP.NET
13 77 (22.71%) MS Excel
14 74 (21.83%) MVC
15 72 (21.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 70 (20.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 68 (20.06%) OOD
17 68 (20.06%) IIS
18 67 (19.76%) VB.NET
18 67 (19.76%) Git (software)
19 66 (19.47%) .NET Framework
20 63 (18.58%) E-Commerce
21 62 (18.29%) Finance
22 61 (17.99%) JIRA
23 59 (17.40%) Continuous Improvement
24 58 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
25 57 (16.81%) NUnit
26 56 (16.52%) Pair Programming
26 56 (16.52%) Refactoring

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 68 (20.06%) IIS
2 55 (16.22%) Confluence
3 34 (10.03%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (1.77%) Kentico
5 6 (1.77%) Drupal
5 6 (1.77%) CMS
6 4 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 77 (22.71%) MS Excel
2 37 (10.91%) MS Office
3 6 (1.77%) MS Project
4 3 (0.88%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.06%) Maximo
2 3 (0.88%) CODA-Financials
2 3 (0.88%) BASE24
2 3 (0.88%) SalesLogix
2 3 (0.88%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (0.59%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.29%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.75%) Internet
2 28 (8.26%) Broadband
3 24 (7.08%) 4G
3 24 (7.08%) 3G
4 7 (2.06%) DNS
5 4 (1.18%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.88%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.88%) VoIP
7 2 (0.59%) Firewall
7 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.59%) SAN
7 2 (0.59%) DHCP
8 1 (0.29%) HTTP
8 1 (0.29%) LAN
8 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.29%) Wireless
8 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.29%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 55 (16.22%) RavenDB
3 25 (7.37%) Big Data
4 20 (5.90%) MySQL
5 17 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (4.72%) MS Access
7 13 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (2.95%) Couchbase
8 10 (2.95%) SAP BW
9 7 (2.06%) EDRMS
9 7 (2.06%) FileMaker
10 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.88%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.29%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 67 (19.76%) Git (software)
2 61 (17.99%) JIRA
3 57 (16.81%) NUnit
4 56 (16.52%) Moq
5 55 (16.22%) Rhino Mocks
5 55 (16.22%) Cucumber
5 55 (16.22%) NCrunch
5 55 (16.22%) ReSharper
5 55 (16.22%) WATIR
5 55 (16.22%) TeamCity
6 18 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.29%) PHPUnit
General
1 85 (25.07%) Retail
2 62 (18.29%) Finance
3 47 (13.86%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.31%) Marketing
5 15 (4.42%) Front Office
6 14 (4.13%) Billing
7 7 (2.06%) Banking
8 6 (1.77%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.59%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 88 (25.96%) Developer
2 79 (23.30%) Analyst
3 49 (14.45%) Software Developer
4 47 (13.86%) Business Analyst
5 43 (12.68%) .NET Developer
6 34 (10.03%) Support Engineer
7 33 (9.73%) Applications Support
8 29 (8.55%) Support Analyst
9 27 (7.96%) Architect
9 27 (7.96%) Administrator
10 21 (6.19%) Consultant
11 20 (5.90%) Junior
11 20 (5.90%) Technical Support
12 17 (5.01%) Senior Developer
13 16 (4.72%) C# Developer
13 16 (4.72%) Applications Support Analyst
14 15 (4.42%) Graduate
14 15 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (4.42%) .NET Software Developer
15 14 (4.13%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (30.97%) .NET
2 92 (27.14%) HTML
3 90 (26.55%) CSS
4 81 (23.89%) jQuery
5 79 (23.30%) ASP.NET
6 72 (21.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 70 (20.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 66 (19.47%) .NET Framework
9 55 (16.22%) StructureMap
9 55 (16.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 55 (16.22%) Dapper ORM
9 55 (16.22%) NHibernate
9 55 (16.22%) Spring.NET
9 55 (16.22%) MSMQ
10 34 (10.03%) XML
11 17 (5.01%) WinForms
12 15 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (4.13%) Web Services
14 13 (3.83%) WCF
14 13 (3.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (9.14%) Smartphone
3 18 (5.31%) Open Source
4 17 (5.01%) EPoS
5 15 (4.42%) Clustering
6 11 (3.24%) W3C
7 9 (2.65%) Social Media
8 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.77%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.47%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.47%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.47%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.47%) Derivative
11 4 (1.18%) User Experience
12 3 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.88%) Smartcard
12 3 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.57%) Windows
2 31 (9.14%) Linux
3 25 (7.37%) Windows 7
4 24 (7.08%) Windows XP
5 22 (6.49%) Windows 2000
6 20 (5.90%) UNIX
7 14 (4.13%) Android
7 14 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (3.54%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.88%) Solaris
11 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (24.19%) OO
3 81 (23.89%) TDD
4 74 (21.83%) MVC
5 68 (20.06%) OOD
6 63 (18.58%) E-Commerce
7 59 (17.40%) Continuous Improvement
8 58 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (16.52%) Pair Programming
9 56 (16.52%) Refactoring
9 56 (16.52%) BDD
10 55 (16.22%) ERP
11 54 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
12 47 (13.86%) CRM
12 47 (13.86%) Software Engineering
13 46 (13.57%) Project Management
14 42 (12.39%) Change Management
15 41 (12.09%) Migration
16 33 (9.73%) Kalman Filter
17 26 (7.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (29.20%) C#
2 95 (28.02%) JavaScript
3 67 (19.76%) VB.NET
4 56 (16.52%) Ruby
5 49 (14.45%) SQL
6 4 (1.18%) VBScript
6 4 (1.18%) VB
6 4 (1.18%) Perl
6 4 (1.18%) Java
7 3 (0.88%) PHP
8 2 (0.59%) Python
8 2 (0.59%) Delphi
9 1 (0.29%) PHP5
9 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (10.03%) Degree
2 17 (5.01%) SC Cleared
2 17 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.95%) MCP
5 5 (1.47%) HNC
5 5 (1.47%) HND
6 3 (0.88%) MCT
6 3 (0.88%) APMP
7 2 (0.59%) CIPD
7 2 (0.59%) ISEB
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCIE
8 1 (0.29%) CCSE
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.37%) SLA
2 15 (4.42%) QA
3 5 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.88%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.65%) VMware ESX
2 9 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (2.65%) XenApp
3 8 (2.36%) NDS
4 7 (2.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) Firmware
6 1 (0.29%) Kamailio
6 1 (0.29%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 10 (2.95%) Tivoli
2 7 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (0.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 118 (34.81%) Microsoft
2 55 (16.22%) RedPrairie
2 55 (16.22%) Endeca
3 32 (9.44%) SAP
4 24 (7.08%) Oracle
5 17 (5.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 13 (3.83%) Telerik
7 12 (3.54%) VMware
7 12 (3.54%) Citrix
8 9 (2.65%) IBM
9 7 (2.06%) Intel
9 7 (2.06%) CODA
9 7 (2.06%) Epicor
9 7 (2.06%) Symantec
10 6 (1.77%) Huawei
10 6 (1.77%) Open Text
10 6 (1.77%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.77%) Informatica
10 6 (1.77%) EMC
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