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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 171 165 163
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 73 55 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 0.96% 1.10%
As % of the General category 3.22% 2.43% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 61 36 46
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,750 £68,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
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
2269 2266 2007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 36.70% 39.65% 37.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1668 1741 1631
Average salary £41,375 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.43% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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
Bristol +18 28 £42,500 -32.00% 2
Wiltshire -3 21 £30,500 -18.66% 7
Devon 0 10 £28,500 -24.00%
Gloucestershire - 9 £35,000 - 5
Dorset -27 2 £20,000 -
Somerset +5 1 £40,000 +77.77%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 41 (31.54%) Windows
2 38 (29.23%) Active Directory
3 35 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 34 (26.15%) VMware
5 33 (25.38%) Finance
6 26 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 25 (19.23%) Java
8 22 (16.92%) CRM
8 22 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (16.15%) SQL
9 21 (16.15%) Citrix
10 20 (15.38%) OO
11 16 (12.31%) MS Exchange
11 16 (12.31%) .NET
11 16 (12.31%) JavaScript
11 16 (12.31%) MS Office
11 16 (12.31%) Service Management
12 15 (11.54%) XML
12 15 (11.54%) Scrum
12 15 (11.54%) Multithreading
13 14 (10.77%) SCOM
13 14 (10.77%) Derivative
13 14 (10.77%) Data Modelling
13 14 (10.77%) OOP
13 14 (10.77%) RDBMS
13 14 (10.77%) XML Messaging
13 14 (10.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (10.77%) Relational Database
14 13 (10.00%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 16 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.92%) Office Communications Server
2 9 (6.92%) Lync
3 5 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.08%) IIS
4 4 (3.08%) Apache
4 4 (3.08%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
Applications
1 16 (12.31%) MS Office
2 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.15%) SAP CRM
2 5 (3.85%) SAP ERP
2 5 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (3.85%) SAP SM
3 2 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.92%) LAN
1 9 (6.92%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.38%) DNS
2 7 (5.38%) DHCP
3 6 (4.62%) Internet
4 5 (3.85%) Firewall
5 4 (3.08%) VPN
5 4 (3.08%) WAN
6 2 (1.54%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.54%) VoIP
6 2 (1.54%) SAN
6 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.54%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.77%) RDBMS
2 14 (10.77%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.62%) MySQL
4 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.31%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.31%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.54%) ActiveReports
7 1 (0.77%) Big Data
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.77%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (3.85%) Selenium
3 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.08%) JUnit
3 4 (3.08%) Subversion
4 2 (1.54%) Log4Net
5 1 (0.77%) JIRA
5 1 (0.77%) AccuRev
General
1 33 (25.38%) Finance
2 8 (6.15%) Front Office
3 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.08%) Retail
5 3 (2.31%) Advertising
6 2 (1.54%) Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.54%) Electronics
6 2 (1.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.77%) Local Government
7 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (36.92%) Developer
2 40 (30.77%) Analyst
3 25 (19.23%) Systems Engineer
4 20 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 20 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (10.77%) .NET Developer
5 14 (10.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 13 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (8.46%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.92%) Support Analyst
10 8 (6.15%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.15%) .NET Software Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Lead Developer
12 6 (4.62%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.62%) Test Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Business Manager
12 6 (4.62%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.31%) .NET
2 15 (11.54%) XML
3 14 (10.77%) XML Messaging
4 13 (10.00%) HTML
5 12 (9.23%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (6.92%) Application Packaging
7 9 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (4.62%) Hibernate
8 6 (4.62%) Spring
9 5 (3.85%) Web Services
10 4 (3.08%) J2EE
10 4 (3.08%) Apache Flex
10 4 (3.08%) jQuery
10 4 (3.08%) JBoss Seam
10 4 (3.08%) JPA
11 3 (2.31%) CSS
12 2 (1.54%) Struts
12 2 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
12 2 (1.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 14 (10.77%) Derivative
2 9 (6.92%) Clustering
3 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.08%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.08%) Handset
6 4 (3.08%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.54%) DTV
8 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.77%) IVR
8 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.77%) FMCG
8 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.54%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) UNIX
3 7 (5.38%) Linux
4 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.08%) CentOS
5 4 (3.08%) Solaris
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.54%) Android
6 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.92%) CRM
1 22 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.38%) OO
3 16 (12.31%) Service Management
4 15 (11.54%) Scrum
4 15 (11.54%) Multithreading
5 14 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (10.77%) Data Modelling
5 14 (10.77%) OOP
6 11 (8.46%) ITIL
6 11 (8.46%) Project Management
6 11 (8.46%) MVC
7 9 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (6.92%) Document Management
7 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (6.92%) Web Development
8 8 (6.15%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.15%) ERP
9 7 (5.38%) Change Management
9 7 (5.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.23%) Java
2 21 (16.15%) SQL
3 16 (12.31%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.23%) C#
5 9 (6.92%) COBOL
5 9 (6.92%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.62%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.08%) Korn
7 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.08%) Python
7 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.08%) Perl
7 4 (3.08%) PHP
8 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.54%) Clojure
9 1 (0.77%) VB6
9 1 (0.77%) VB
9 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (6.92%) Degree
2 5 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.77%) ISEB
4 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (29.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.85%) ISA Server
2 5 (3.85%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.85%) XenServer
2 5 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (10.77%) SCOM
2 9 (6.92%) SCCM
3 5 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.85%) HP SIM
4 4 (3.08%) Puppet
4 4 (3.08%) Opsview
4 4 (3.08%) Nagios
4 4 (3.08%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 34 (26.15%) VMware
3 21 (16.15%) Citrix
4 13 (10.00%) Oracle
5 10 (7.69%) SAP
6 5 (3.85%) Cisco
6 5 (3.85%) IBM
6 5 (3.85%) HP
6 5 (3.85%) Dell
6 5 (3.85%) BMC
6 5 (3.85%) CA
6 5 (3.85%) FrontRange
6 5 (3.85%) Remedy
7 4 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.08%) Syclo
8 3 (2.31%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.54%) EMC
9 2 (1.54%) Veeam
10 1 (0.77%) Zend
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 24 Days holiday / healthcare / Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 34k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cirencester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Trowbridge
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £29318 - £37462 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Cirencester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Package
Posted: 26 days ago