The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 222 211 171
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -40
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1557 1453 2000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.31% 1.59%
As % of the General category 2.92% 3.02% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1230 1170 1682
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
53380 48088 56462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.00% 43.31% 44.92%
Number of salaries quoted 41308 38041 47449
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%

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 18 April 2014 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +4 1455 £52,454 +10.42% 155
London -4 882 £60,000 +4.34% 92
City of London +21 275 £65,000 +8.33% 47
South East +24 261 £35,500 -7.79% 18
North West -36 65 £30,000 -14.28% 13
Hampshire +8 63 £32,500 -21.68% 6
East of England 0 62 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Berkshire +14 55 £72,500 +61.11% 2
South West -8 55 £37,500 -16.66% 12
East Midlands -25 52 £40,857 +43.35% 3
Yorkshire -4 49 £40,000 +77.77% 4
Surrey -1 46 £65,000 +113.11% 5
Manchester -13 44 £30,000 -14.28% 6
West Midlands -29 41 £52,500 +64.06% 6
Reading +27 35 £75,000 +100.00% 1
Scotland -25 32 £32,500 -43.47% 8
Nottingham +26 31 £40,857 -25.71%
Nottinghamshire +19 31 £40,857 -25.71%
Buckinghamshire +18 31 £32,750 -5.07% 1
Hertfordshire +22 30 £57,500 +12.19% 1
Birmingham -6 29 £55,000 +15.78%
East Sussex -7 25 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Wiltshire +8 24 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Brighton -1 24 £30,000 -42.85%
West Yorkshire -21 21 £40,000 +77.77%
South Yorkshire +4 19 £32,000 -5.88% 2
Hemel Hempstead +12 18 £60,000 +14.28%
Milton Keynes +15 17 £35,500 +10.93%
Glasgow -4 17 £58,000 -3.33% 6
Chertsey - 16 - - 2

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1205 (41.99%) Finance
2 824 (28.71%) SQL
3 610 (21.25%) .NET
4 604 (21.05%) Banking
5 566 (19.72%) SQL Server
6 562 (19.58%) Windows
7 547 (19.06%) C#
8 506 (17.63%) Retail
9 484 (16.86%) Microsoft
10 472 (16.45%) Front Office
11 403 (14.04%) Degree
12 372 (12.96%) Oracle
13 369 (12.86%) Project Management
14 360 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
15 358 (12.47%) HTML
16 344 (11.99%) Investment Banking
17 321 (11.18%) ASP.NET
18 315 (10.98%) JavaScript
19 307 (10.70%) Java
20 283 (9.86%) MS Excel
20 283 (9.86%) Scrum
21 264 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
22 263 (9.16%) XML
23 260 (9.06%) E-Commerce
24 256 (8.92%) ITIL
25 248 (8.64%) CSS
26 245 (8.54%) Linux
27 229 (7.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
28 228 (7.94%) Derivative
29 227 (7.91%) Business Analysis

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 146 (5.09%) IIS
2 107 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 88 (3.07%) MS Exchange
4 76 (2.65%) CMS
5 74 (2.58%) Tomcat
6 67 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 52 (1.81%) Apache
8 41 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
9 32 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 29 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 22 (0.77%) IBM Notes
13 21 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
13 21 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
13 21 (0.73%) Umbraco
14 16 (0.56%) Confluence
15 15 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.38%) Lync
Applications
1 283 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 151 (5.26%) MS Office
3 48 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.80%) MS Project
6 7 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.035%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 34 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.05%) Summit
3 28 (0.98%) LatentZero
4 24 (0.84%) Google Analytics
4 24 (0.84%) Markit EDM
5 21 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
6 15 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 14 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.45%) Endur
9 12 (0.42%) Maximo
10 10 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
10 10 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
11 9 (0.31%) SAP CO
11 9 (0.31%) Kondor+
11 9 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
12 8 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
13 7 (0.24%) RMDS
13 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (0.73%) SaaS
3 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.35%) PaaS
4 10 (0.35%) GitHub
5 8 (0.28%) Google Apps
6 6 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.035%) Office 365
7 1 (0.035%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 108 (3.76%) DNS
2 86 (3.00%) TCP/IP
3 82 (2.86%) DHCP
4 81 (2.82%) Firewall
5 73 (2.54%) WAN
6 72 (2.51%) LAN
7 68 (2.37%) Internet
8 57 (1.99%) FTP
9 51 (1.78%) VPN
10 46 (1.60%) SAN
11 39 (1.36%) 3G
11 39 (1.36%) SMTP
12 38 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (1.08%) SNMP
14 30 (1.05%) Network Security
15 28 (0.98%) HTTP
15 28 (0.98%) Intranet
16 27 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
17 26 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 195 (6.79%) MySQL
3 138 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 110 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 107 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 78 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 69 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 66 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 55 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 43 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 39 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
12 36 (1.25%) MS Access
13 32 (1.11%) Data Mining
14 23 (0.80%) DB2
15 21 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.52%) Big Data
18 14 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
19 13 (0.45%) OLAP
20 12 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 96 (3.34%) Subversion
2 85 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 68 (2.37%) JIRA
4 63 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 56 (1.95%) NUnit
6 54 (1.88%) Selenium
7 52 (1.81%) Maven
8 43 (1.50%) SpecFlow
8 43 (1.50%) FitNesse
9 35 (1.22%) Eclipse
10 31 (1.08%) Git (software)
11 28 (0.98%) TeamCity
12 27 (0.94%) JUnit
13 26 (0.91%) WebDriver
13 26 (0.91%) Jenkins
14 22 (0.77%) EasyMock
15 19 (0.66%) Ant
16 18 (0.63%) Mercurial
17 15 (0.52%) jMock
17 15 (0.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 1205 (41.99%) Finance
2 604 (21.05%) Banking
3 506 (17.63%) Retail
4 472 (16.45%) Front Office
5 344 (11.99%) Investment Banking
6 193 (6.72%) Marketing
7 128 (4.46%) Retail Banking
8 124 (4.32%) Telecoms
9 67 (2.33%) Billing
10 59 (2.06%) Financial Institution
11 52 (1.81%) Legal
12 43 (1.50%) Games
13 36 (1.25%) Law
14 33 (1.15%) French Language
15 29 (1.01%) General Ledger
16 28 (0.98%) German Language
16 28 (0.98%) Local Government
17 20 (0.70%) Music Industry
18 18 (0.63%) Publishing
19 15 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 763 (26.59%) Developer
2 760 (26.48%) Analyst
3 480 (16.72%) Business Analyst
4 225 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 175 (6.10%) .NET Developer
6 166 (5.78%) Consultant
7 150 (5.23%) Senior Developer
8 143 (4.98%) Support Analyst
9 136 (4.74%) Applications Support
10 129 (4.49%) C# Developer
11 111 (3.87%) Administrator
12 108 (3.76%) Java Developer
13 95 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
14 91 (3.17%) Software Developer
14 91 (3.17%) Architect
15 68 (2.37%) Systems Administrator
16 67 (2.33%) PHP Developer
17 65 (2.26%) Support Engineer
18 64 (2.23%) Applications Support Analyst
19 63 (2.20%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (21.25%) .NET
2 358 (12.47%) HTML
3 321 (11.18%) ASP.NET
4 263 (9.16%) XML
5 248 (8.64%) CSS
6 186 (6.48%) Web Services
7 171 (5.96%) jQuery
8 138 (4.81%) Ajax
9 124 (4.32%) WCF
10 119 (4.15%) Spring
11 117 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 97 (3.38%) HTML5
13 95 (3.31%) .NET Framework
14 94 (3.28%) J2EE
15 79 (2.75%) Hibernate
16 76 (2.65%) MSMQ
16 76 (2.65%) WPF
17 66 (2.30%) XHTML
18 64 (2.23%) SOAP
19 57 (1.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 229 (7.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 228 (7.94%) Derivative
3 166 (5.78%) Computer Science
4 156 (5.44%) Equities
5 142 (4.95%) Hedge funds
6 141 (4.91%) Fixed Income
7 105 (3.66%) Management Information System
8 92 (3.21%) Credit Risk
9 81 (2.82%) Open Source
10 66 (2.30%) Mobile App
11 63 (2.20%) SWIFT
12 62 (2.16%) Clustering
13 61 (2.13%) Market Risk
14 55 (1.92%) Reference Data
15 47 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
16 43 (1.50%) Mathematics
17 41 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
18 39 (1.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 38 (1.32%) EPoS
20 37 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 562 (19.58%) Windows
2 245 (8.54%) Linux
3 192 (6.69%) UNIX
4 128 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 89 (3.10%) Windows XP
7 59 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (1.60%) Apple iOS
9 44 (1.53%) Android
10 38 (1.32%) Windows 2000
11 37 (1.29%) Windows 8
12 25 (0.87%) Solaris
13 24 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.56%) CentOS
16 15 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
16 15 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (0.45%) AIX
18 12 (0.42%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.42%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (12.86%) Project Management
2 360 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (9.86%) Scrum
4 264 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 260 (9.06%) E-Commerce
6 256 (8.92%) ITIL
7 227 (7.91%) Business Analysis
8 207 (7.21%) PRINCE2
9 193 (6.72%) Risk Management
10 186 (6.48%) MVC
11 184 (6.41%) Asset Management
12 169 (5.89%) OO
13 168 (5.85%) Programme Management
14 167 (5.82%) TDD
15 157 (5.47%) CRM
16 140 (4.88%) Data Modelling
17 133 (4.63%) Investment Management
18 118 (4.11%) Workflow
18 118 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
19 112 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 824 (28.71%) SQL
2 547 (19.06%) C#
3 315 (10.98%) JavaScript
4 307 (10.70%) Java
5 151 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 107 (3.73%) PowerShell
7 106 (3.69%) PHP
8 80 (2.79%) PL/SQL
9 75 (2.61%) VB.NET
10 66 (2.30%) C++
11 59 (2.06%) VBA
12 54 (1.88%) Perl
13 45 (1.57%) VB
14 40 (1.39%) Python
15 38 (1.32%) Delphi
16 36 (1.25%) Ruby
17 34 (1.18%) VBScript
18 33 (1.15%) PHP5
19 29 (1.01%) C
20 22 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 403 (14.04%) Degree
2 172 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 144 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 97 (3.38%) PMI Certification
5 91 (3.17%) PMP
6 85 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (2.06%) ISEB
8 53 (1.85%) ISTQB
9 47 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (1.50%) MCSE
11 40 (1.39%) CCNP
12 34 (1.18%) MCP
13 30 (1.05%) CCNA
13 30 (1.05%) MCSA
14 28 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
14 28 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (0.98%) ACCA
15 26 (0.91%) CIMA
16 22 (0.77%) MCITP
17 20 (0.70%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (7.67%) QA
2 120 (4.18%) SLA
3 71 (2.47%) Solvency II
4 49 (1.71%) EMIR
5 40 (1.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 35 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 32 (1.11%) MiFID
8 31 (1.08%) FATCA
9 27 (0.94%) COBIT
10 21 (0.73%) Basel III
11 18 (0.63%) CRD IV
12 17 (0.59%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.56%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.31%) Data Quality
15 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 5 (0.17%) HL7
17 3 (0.10%) ISO 8583
17 3 (0.10%) Basel II
17 3 (0.10%) COREP
17 3 (0.10%) FINREP
System Software
1 188 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 108 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (2.02%) XenApp
4 39 (1.36%) VMware ESX
5 26 (0.91%) vSphere
6 22 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
7 21 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 19 (0.66%) XenServer
9 18 (0.63%) ProxySG
10 16 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 8 (0.28%) OCFS2
12 8 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.21%) vCloud
14 5 (0.17%) Squid
14 5 (0.17%) Corosync
14 5 (0.17%) KVM
15 4 (0.14%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 47 (1.64%) SCCM
2 22 (0.77%) Nagios
3 16 (0.56%) Data Guard
4 15 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.49%) OpenView
5 14 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 14 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 13 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (0.45%) CiscoWorks
6 13 (0.45%) Puppet
7 12 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 11 (0.38%) MOM
9 10 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.35%) Legato
10 9 (0.31%) WSUS
10 9 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.28%) HP NNM
12 7 (0.24%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 484 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 372 (12.96%) Oracle
3 173 (6.03%) VMware
4 123 (4.29%) HP
5 122 (4.25%) Cisco
6 102 (3.55%) Citrix
7 79 (2.75%) Bloomberg
8 73 (2.54%) IBM
9 72 (2.51%) SAP
10 67 (2.33%) SunGard
11 54 (1.88%) Calypso
12 52 (1.81%) Google
13 40 (1.39%) Murex
13 40 (1.39%) Sybase
14 39 (1.36%) Reuters
15 35 (1.22%) Apple
16 32 (1.11%) Charles River
17 31 (1.08%) Dell
18 30 (1.05%) Wall Street Systems
18 30 (1.05%) Remedy
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £41900 - £67200 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Rock Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Brickendon Consulting
Salary: £70k-£90k
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Brickendon Consulting
Salary: £70k-£90k
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Brickendon Consulting
Salary: £65k - £80k
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Deloitte
Salary: Excellent + package
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, bonus, private health et
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bonus, BUPA, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday