The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 281 292 243
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -49
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1116 1123 1363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.05% 1.29%
As % of the General category 2.52% 2.41% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 893 922 1013
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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

General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
44255 46523 46169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.70% 43.70% 43.87%
Number of salaries quoted 35954 37170 35705
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Back Office
Salary Trend

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

Back Office Salary Trend in the UK

Back Office
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Back Office over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 within the UK.

Back Office Salary Histogram in the UK

Back Office
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
England +24 1073 £55,000 +11.11% 165
London +26 749 £65,000 +18.18% 94
City of London +54 173 £60,000 - 34
South East -17 108 £40,250 +0.62% 11
North West +18 50 £35,000 -22.22% 16
Yorkshire +26 42 £35,000 - 14
South West -18 40 £37,000 +0.68% 9
West Midlands -8 39 £38,750 -13.88% 10
Manchester +19 37 £32,500 -31.57% 12
Berkshire -14 28 £47,500 +63.79% 1
West Yorkshire +8 27 £36,500 -8.75% 12
Scotland -4 24 £47,500 +37.68% 3
Surrey -3 23 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Wiltshire -1 21 £39,250 +1.94% 7
East Midlands -22 21 £43,750 -7.89% 3
Glasgow -7 19 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Leeds +11 18 £47,500 +58.33% 11
East of England -53 18 £35,000 -3.44% 7
Reading +2 15 £48,750 +103.12% 1
Hampshire 0 15 £45,000 +97.80% 1
Nottinghamshire -8 15 £68,750 +28.60% 2
Nottingham -13 15 £68,750 +28.60% 2
Staffordshire +7 14 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Bristol -2 12 £32,500 -13.33%
Swindon +4 11 £67,500 +75.32% 6
West Sussex -2 10 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Canary Wharf - 10 £50,000 -
East Sussex +16 9 £32,049 -35.90% 2
Kent +8 9 £47,500 -50.00%
North East -4 9 £17,000 -63.04%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 1178 (48.76%) Finance
2 742 (30.71%) SQL
3 541 (22.39%) SQL Server
4 536 (22.19%) C#
5 530 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
6 527 (21.81%) .NET
7 517 (21.40%) Banking
8 497 (20.57%) Windows
9 488 (20.20%) Microsoft
10 422 (17.47%) Oracle
11 404 (16.72%) Project Management
12 397 (16.43%) Front Office
13 280 (11.59%) Degree
14 277 (11.47%) MS Excel
15 263 (10.89%) Derivative
16 262 (10.84%) Java
17 245 (10.14%) JavaScript
18 243 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
19 239 (9.89%) SDLC
20 234 (9.69%) Linux
21 224 (9.27%) Asset Management
22 213 (8.82%) Investment Banking
22 213 (8.82%) MVC
23 205 (8.49%) Retail
24 204 (8.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 204 (8.44%) Fixed Income
24 204 (8.44%) Unix
25 196 (8.11%) Business Analysis
26 189 (7.82%) ASP.NET
27 188 (7.78%) ITIL

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 89 (3.68%) IIS
2 69 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 54 (2.24%) MS Exchange
4 40 (1.66%) Skype for Business
5 31 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (1.20%) Node.js
7 21 (0.87%) CMS
8 18 (0.75%) Apache
9 17 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (0.62%) MQSeries
10 15 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.41%) JBoss
16 9 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (0.33%) Drupal
17 8 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 277 (11.47%) MS Excel
2 175 (7.24%) MS Office
3 46 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 46 (1.90%) MS Project
4 26 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 82 (3.39%) thinkFolio
2 39 (1.61%) Markit EDM
3 36 (1.49%) SimCorp Dimension
4 16 (0.66%) LatentZero
4 16 (0.66%) Salerio
5 15 (0.62%) SAP SD
6 14 (0.58%) SAP ERP
6 14 (0.58%) Summit
7 12 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (0.46%) Kondor
9 10 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
10 9 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
11 8 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
12 7 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 6 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
13 6 (0.25%) Algo Collateral
13 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
14 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
15 4 (0.17%) Beauchamp
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (1.61%) SaaS
3 32 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.87%) Office 365
5 12 (0.50%) GitHub
6 7 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
7 5 (0.21%) IaaS
8 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.12%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.083%) PaaS
11 1 (0.041%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.86%) DNS
2 64 (2.65%) DHCP
3 63 (2.61%) Firewall
4 57 (2.36%) Internet
5 56 (2.32%) TCP/IP
6 53 (2.19%) LAN
7 32 (1.32%) WAN
8 26 (1.08%) Intranet
9 24 (0.99%) VoIP
10 22 (0.91%) VPN
11 19 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (0.79%) Wireless
12 18 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (0.66%) Extranet
14 15 (0.62%) SAN
14 15 (0.62%) SNMP
15 14 (0.58%) FTP
15 14 (0.58%) Network Security
16 13 (0.54%) Ethernet
17 12 (0.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 541 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 204 (8.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 188 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 108 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
5 99 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 83 (3.44%) MySQL
7 55 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (2.03%) NoSQL
9 42 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
10 41 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 39 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 33 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 32 (1.32%) MongoDB
14 22 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (0.79%) Redis
17 18 (0.75%) Data Mart
18 17 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
19 16 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
20 12 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 80 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 78 (3.23%) Selenium
3 69 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 69 (2.86%) TeamCity
4 67 (2.77%) Visual Studio
5 61 (2.52%) JIRA
6 60 (2.48%) Jenkins
7 53 (2.19%) Maven
8 49 (2.03%) NUnit
9 44 (1.82%) SpecFlow
10 39 (1.61%) FitNesse
11 36 (1.49%) Hudson
12 32 (1.32%) Eclipse
12 32 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
13 30 (1.24%) NetBeans
14 24 (0.99%) Jasmine
15 23 (0.95%) JUnit
16 22 (0.91%) Bitbucket
17 20 (0.83%) Ant
17 20 (0.83%) MSTest
General
1 1178 (48.76%) Finance
2 517 (21.40%) Banking
3 397 (16.43%) Front Office
4 213 (8.82%) Investment Banking
5 205 (8.49%) Retail
6 83 (3.44%) Legal
7 73 (3.02%) Financial Institution
8 62 (2.57%) Telecoms
9 58 (2.40%) Marketing
10 46 (1.90%) Manufacturing
11 45 (1.86%) Retail Banking
12 44 (1.82%) Brand Awareness
13 31 (1.28%) French Language
14 25 (1.03%) Law
15 24 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
16 18 (0.75%) Advertising
17 17 (0.70%) Games
17 17 (0.70%) German Language
17 17 (0.70%) Private Banking
18 15 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 670 (27.73%) Developer
2 652 (26.99%) Analyst
3 341 (14.11%) Business Analyst
4 226 (9.35%) C# Developer
5 196 (8.11%) .NET Developer
6 175 (7.24%) Project Manager
7 163 (6.75%) Consultant
8 146 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 143 (5.92%) Applications Support
9 143 (5.92%) SQL Developer
10 136 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
11 125 (5.17%) Senior Developer
12 108 (4.47%) Applications Support Analyst
13 104 (4.30%) IT Analyst
14 87 (3.60%) IT Business Analyst
14 87 (3.60%) Java Developer
15 85 (3.52%) Banking Analyst
15 85 (3.52%) Business IT Analyst
16 80 (3.31%) Financial Analyst
17 79 (3.27%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (21.81%) .NET
2 189 (7.82%) ASP.NET
3 188 (7.78%) HTML
4 181 (7.49%) jQuery
5 133 (5.50%) .NET Framework
6 131 (5.42%) CSS
7 125 (5.17%) WCF
8 124 (5.13%) Web Services
9 118 (4.88%) XML
10 115 (4.76%) AngularJS
11 108 (4.47%) WPF
12 95 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 86 (3.56%) FIX Protocol
14 81 (3.35%) Entity Framework
15 80 (3.31%) KnockoutJS
16 78 (3.23%) SOAP
17 68 (2.81%) JSON
18 64 (2.65%) Spring
19 61 (2.52%) HTML5
20 55 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 263 (10.89%) Derivative
2 243 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 204 (8.44%) Fixed Income
4 162 (6.71%) Equities
5 155 (6.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 144 (5.96%) Hedge funds
7 121 (5.01%) Computer Science
8 85 (3.52%) Management Information System
9 62 (2.57%) Mobile App
10 54 (2.24%) Fintech
11 48 (1.99%) Mathematics
12 47 (1.95%) Blog
13 45 (1.86%) Equity Derivative
14 41 (1.70%) Data Centre
15 39 (1.61%) Market Risk
15 39 (1.61%) SWIFT
16 38 (1.57%) Credit Risk
16 38 (1.57%) Reference Data
17 30 (1.24%) Data Structures
17 30 (1.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 497 (20.57%) Windows
2 234 (9.69%) Linux
3 204 (8.44%) Unix
4 119 (4.93%) Windows Server
5 76 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 51 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (1.78%) Windows XP
9 40 (1.66%) Solaris
10 33 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 31 (1.28%) Android
12 29 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 20 (0.83%) CentOS
15 11 (0.46%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.41%) AIX
17 9 (0.37%) Debian
18 5 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (16.72%) Project Management
3 239 (9.89%) SDLC
4 224 (9.27%) Asset Management
5 213 (8.82%) MVC
6 196 (8.11%) Business Analysis
7 188 (7.78%) ITIL
8 173 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
9 171 (7.08%) TDD
10 165 (6.83%) Investment Management
11 159 (6.58%) Scrum
12 156 (6.46%) E-Commerce
13 151 (6.25%) OO
13 151 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 127 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
15 126 (5.22%) Risk Management
16 118 (4.88%) Migration
17 115 (4.76%) PRINCE2
18 113 (4.68%) Data Management
18 113 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 742 (30.71%) SQL
2 536 (22.19%) C#
3 262 (10.84%) Java
4 245 (10.14%) JavaScript
5 99 (4.10%) C++
6 98 (4.06%) PL/SQL
7 96 (3.97%) Python
8 78 (3.23%) Perl
9 71 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 67 (2.77%) VBA
11 64 (2.65%) VB
12 63 (2.61%) VB.NET
13 60 (2.48%) PHP
14 54 (2.24%) C
14 54 (2.24%) PowerShell
15 42 (1.74%) Shell Script
16 34 (1.41%) VB6
17 33 (1.37%) Bash Shell
18 28 (1.16%) Ruby
19 25 (1.03%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 280 (11.59%) Degree
2 58 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (1.53%) CCNA
5 28 (1.16%) CCNP
5 28 (1.16%) CIMA
6 27 (1.12%) ACCA
7 21 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 18 (0.75%) ISEB
8 18 (0.75%) MCSE
8 18 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 18 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (0.70%) Security Cleared
10 16 (0.66%) PMP
11 14 (0.58%) CISSP
11 14 (0.58%) MCITP
12 13 (0.54%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.50%) CCIE
13 12 (0.50%) MCP
14 11 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (6.21%) QA
2 146 (6.04%) MiFID
3 72 (2.98%) EMIR
4 60 (2.48%) SLA
5 51 (2.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 42 (1.74%) Data Quality
7 34 (1.41%) COBIT
8 29 (1.20%) SEPA
9 22 (0.91%) Solvency II
10 20 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.41%) P3O
12 9 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
13 8 (0.33%) CRD IV
13 8 (0.33%) PCI DSS
14 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 3 (0.12%) Basel III
15 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.083%) AIFMD
16 2 (0.083%) Basel II
16 2 (0.083%) IAS 39
System Software
1 162 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 83 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.45%) vSphere
4 28 (1.16%) XenApp
5 19 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.66%) VMware ESX
7 15 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
8 13 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
9 11 (0.46%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.37%) Docker
11 5 (0.21%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.12%) vCloud
13 2 (0.083%) Firmware
13 2 (0.083%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.041%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.041%) UAG
14 1 (0.041%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (1.37%) WSUS
2 26 (1.08%) Nagios
3 24 (0.99%) SCOM
4 20 (0.83%) SCCM
5 17 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (0.62%) Control-M
6 15 (0.62%) logstash
7 14 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (0.54%) Backup Exec
8 13 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 13 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
8 13 (0.54%) MOM
9 11 (0.46%) Ansible
9 11 (0.46%) HP SIM
9 11 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.37%) Grafana
10 9 (0.37%) Graphite
10 9 (0.37%) Opsview
10 9 (0.37%) Salt
11 7 (0.29%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 488 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 422 (17.47%) Oracle
3 116 (4.80%) VMware
4 100 (4.14%) SAP
5 89 (3.68%) Bloomberg
6 79 (3.27%) Cisco
7 76 (3.15%) Charles River
8 69 (2.86%) Murex
9 67 (2.77%) Citrix
10 66 (2.73%) IBM
11 44 (1.82%) Calypso
12 43 (1.78%) Sybase
13 42 (1.74%) HP
14 40 (1.66%) Eze Castle Integration
15 39 (1.61%) SimCorp
16 38 (1.57%) Fidessa
17 35 (1.45%) SunGard
18 34 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
19 31 (1.28%) Red Hat
20 27 (1.12%) Symantec
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + c.20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum +£4K bonus+excellent perks+benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 55k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: From £30,000 to £43,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £350000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Holiday
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £80000.00 - £950000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Kuoni Travel Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Qualserv
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum plus bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Playtech
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Playtech
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Playtech
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday