The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 163 185 125
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -60
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 80 48 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 0.84% 1.99%
As % of the General category 3.25% 2.02% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 61 44 104
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £35,450 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £49,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2462 2382 2063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 37.34% 41.65% 36.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1945 1973 1704
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Back Office
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Back Office Salary Trend in the South West

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Back Office across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Back Office Salary Histogram in the South West

Back Office
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
Wiltshire +14 30 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Dorset - 23 £47,500 -
Devon - 13 £29,500 - 3
Bristol -25 10 £57,500 +21.05%
Gloucestershire -11 3 £32,500 -10.95%
Somerset - 1 £42,500 - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 61 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 48 (32.21%) XML
4 47 (31.54%) OO
5 45 (30.20%) Microsoft
5 45 (30.20%) Java
5 45 (30.20%) Relational Database
6 44 (29.53%) RDBMS
6 44 (29.53%) Multithreading
7 43 (28.86%) Scrum
8 42 (28.19%) XML Messaging
8 42 (28.19%) Derivative
8 42 (28.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 42 (28.19%) Data Modelling
8 42 (28.19%) OOP
9 32 (21.48%) Mentoring
10 30 (20.13%) MS Office
11 29 (19.46%) Finance
12 28 (18.79%) SQL Server
13 24 (16.11%) .NET
13 24 (16.11%) HTML
13 24 (16.11%) ITIL
13 24 (16.11%) CRM
13 24 (16.11%) ERP
13 24 (16.11%) Active Directory
14 23 (15.44%) Windows
14 23 (15.44%) C#
14 23 (15.44%) Service Management
14 23 (15.44%) Coaching
15 21 (14.09%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 15 (10.07%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.38%) IIS
4 10 (6.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (5.37%) CMS
6 4 (2.68%) Confluence
7 3 (2.01%) Lync
7 3 (2.01%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.34%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.34%) OpenROAD
8 2 (1.34%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.67%) Apache
9 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (20.13%) MS Office
2 11 (7.38%) MS Excel
3 10 (6.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.34%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (12.08%) SAP CRM
2 14 (9.40%) SAP ERP
3 13 (8.72%) SAP SM
4 2 (1.34%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.67%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) DNS
2 10 (6.71%) Internet
2 10 (6.71%) DHCP
3 8 (5.37%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.37%) LAN
4 5 (3.36%) VoIP
4 5 (3.36%) SAN
4 5 (3.36%) Firewall
5 4 (2.68%) Intranet
6 3 (2.01%) PPTP
6 3 (2.01%) H.323
6 3 (2.01%) SMTP
6 3 (2.01%) ISDN
6 3 (2.01%) VPN
6 3 (2.01%) HTTP
6 3 (2.01%) IPsec
6 3 (2.01%) Network Security
7 2 (1.34%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.34%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (30.20%) Relational Database
2 44 (29.53%) RDBMS
3 28 (18.79%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.68%) MySQL
6 4 (2.68%) RavenDB
7 3 (2.01%) Big Data
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.34%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.34%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.36%) NUnit
2 4 (2.68%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.68%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (2.68%) Moq
2 4 (2.68%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.68%) JIRA
2 4 (2.68%) ReSharper
2 4 (2.68%) WATIR
2 4 (2.68%) NCrunch
3 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.67%) Subversion
4 1 (0.67%) Maven
4 1 (0.67%) Hudson
4 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.67%) Selenium
4 1 (0.67%) Ant
4 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.67%) JMeter
General
1 29 (19.46%) Finance
2 15 (10.07%) Front Office
3 11 (7.38%) Electronics
3 11 (7.38%) French Language
4 10 (6.71%) Retail
5 5 (3.36%) Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.34%) International Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 69 (46.31%) Developer
2 37 (24.83%) Analyst
3 22 (14.77%) Lead Developer
4 18 (12.08%) Support Analyst
5 16 (10.74%) SAP Analyst
6 15 (10.07%) SAP Support
6 15 (10.07%) SAP Support Analyst
7 12 (8.05%) Support Engineer
7 12 (8.05%) Web Developer
8 11 (7.38%) Senior Developer
8 11 (7.38%) Engineering Manager
9 9 (6.04%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.04%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (5.37%) Architect
10 8 (5.37%) Senior Web Developer
10 8 (5.37%) CRM Analyst
11 7 (4.70%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.70%) Systems Support Engineer
11 7 (4.70%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (32.21%) XML
2 42 (28.19%) XML Messaging
3 24 (16.11%) HTML
3 24 (16.11%) .NET
4 21 (14.09%) ASP.NET
5 19 (12.75%) jQuery
6 18 (12.08%) CSS
7 17 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (10.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 15 (10.07%) .NET Framework
9 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (3.36%) Web Services
12 4 (2.68%) MSMQ
12 4 (2.68%) CSS3
12 4 (2.68%) HTML5
12 4 (2.68%) NHibernate
12 4 (2.68%) Spring.NET
12 4 (2.68%) Dapper ORM
12 4 (2.68%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (28.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 42 (28.19%) Derivative
2 10 (6.71%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.37%) Clustering
4 7 (4.70%) IVR
5 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.67%) FMCG
8 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.44%) Windows
2 7 (4.70%) Linux
3 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.36%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.34%) UNIX
4 2 (1.34%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.34%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 47 (31.54%) OO
4 44 (29.53%) Multithreading
5 43 (28.86%) Scrum
6 42 (28.19%) Data Modelling
6 42 (28.19%) OOP
7 32 (21.48%) Mentoring
8 24 (16.11%) ERP
8 24 (16.11%) CRM
8 24 (16.11%) ITIL
9 23 (15.44%) Service Management
9 23 (15.44%) Coaching
10 21 (14.09%) Change Management
11 19 (12.75%) MVC
12 18 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (9.40%) Security Management
14 11 (7.38%) Embedded Software Development
14 11 (7.38%) Line Management
15 10 (6.71%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.20%) Java
2 23 (15.44%) C#
3 20 (13.42%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.40%) SQL
5 6 (4.03%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.68%) Ruby
7 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.01%) VB
8 2 (1.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) C++
9 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (14.09%) Degree
2 10 (6.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 8 (5.37%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.34%) MCP
5 2 (1.34%) MCSD
6 1 (0.67%) ISEB
6 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.34%) SLA
1 2 (1.34%) QA
System Software
1 24 (16.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.72%) VMware ESX
3 11 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.38%) Firmware
4 10 (6.71%) ISA Server
4 10 (6.71%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.70%) XenServer
5 7 (4.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.72%) SCOM
2 8 (5.37%) HP SIM
2 8 (5.37%) OpenView
3 3 (2.01%) Nagios
3 3 (2.01%) SCCM
3 3 (2.01%) logstash
Vendors
1 45 (30.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.42%) SAP
3 18 (12.08%) VMware
4 16 (10.74%) Citrix
5 12 (8.05%) Syclo
6 8 (5.37%) Cisco
6 8 (5.37%) HP
6 8 (5.37%) Dell
7 5 (3.36%) Oracle
8 4 (2.68%) Endeca
8 4 (2.68%) RedPrairie
9 3 (2.01%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.34%) Veeam
10 2 (1.34%) CA
10 2 (1.34%) ESRI
10 2 (1.34%) FrontRange
10 2 (1.34%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.34%) Sybase
10 2 (1.34%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.34%) EMC
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