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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 257 228 217
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -11
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1234 1422 1437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.27% 1.32%
As % of the General category 2.60% 2.88% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 965 1103 1176
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%

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
47487 49353 47410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.13% 44.08% 43.56%
Number of salaries quoted 37249 38276 37699
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend

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 27 March 2015 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 27 March 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
England -12 1191 £50,000 - 225
London +2 750 £57,500 -4.16% 140
City of London -19 181 £60,000 -7.69% 59
South East -81 145 £42,500 +13.33% 29
West Midlands +6 68 £42,500 - 9
South West -13 58 £34,500 -8.00% 8
North West -11 48 £42,500 +30.76% 16
East of England +8 45 £32,000 -36.00% 6
Yorkshire -10 39 £37,500 -2.59% 3
East Midlands +15 37 £47,500 +16.25% 11
Surrey -1 37 £40,000 -36.00% 7
Berkshire -32 30 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Hampshire -39 29 £42,000 +20.00% 2
Wiltshire +2 20 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Birmingham -10 20 £51,250 +20.58% 2
Staffordshire +14 19 £42,500 +70.00% 2
Cheshire +5 19 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Manchester -17 19 £45,000 +41.73% 8
Bristol +11 18 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Hertfordshire -9 18 £31,500 -37.00% 2
West Sussex +13 17 £40,000 -5.88% 3
South Yorkshire -7 17 £27,500 -21.98% 1
Sheffield +5 16 £27,500 -28.57% 1
Reading -18 16 £62,500 +43.31% 6
Leicestershire +15 14 £47,500 +25.00% 3
Essex +7 14 £27,500 -47.61% 1
Portsmouth -3 14 £44,500 - 1
West Yorkshire -8 14 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Oxfordshire +12 13 £55,000 +12.82% 2
Leeds +9 12 £34,500 -37.27% 1

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 994 (40.74%) Finance
2 646 (26.48%) SQL
3 552 (22.62%) Microsoft
4 499 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
5 493 (20.20%) SQL Server
6 464 (19.02%) Windows
7 441 (18.07%) .NET
8 440 (18.03%) C#
9 408 (16.72%) Banking
10 359 (14.71%) Front Office
11 315 (12.91%) HTML
12 303 (12.42%) Retail
13 297 (12.17%) JavaScript
14 285 (11.68%) Java
15 279 (11.43%) Degree
16 277 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
17 269 (11.02%) Project Management
18 261 (10.70%) Oracle
19 257 (10.53%) MS Excel
20 256 (10.49%) ITIL
21 251 (10.29%) VMware
22 245 (10.04%) E-Commerce
23 233 (9.55%) Investment Banking
24 224 (9.18%) OO
24 224 (9.18%) CSS
25 219 (8.98%) ASP.NET
26 217 (8.89%) Active Directory
27 214 (8.77%) Derivative
28 207 (8.48%) MVC
29 205 (8.40%) Linux

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 163 (6.68%) IIS
2 136 (5.57%) SharePoint
3 134 (5.49%) MS Exchange
4 59 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (2.09%) Lync
6 42 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 41 (1.68%) WebSphere
8 36 (1.48%) CMS
8 36 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 31 (1.27%) Apache
10 29 (1.19%) Confluence
11 22 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
12 21 (0.86%) Drupal
12 21 (0.86%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
14 19 (0.78%) JBoss
15 17 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 15 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
17 14 (0.57%) WordPress
17 14 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 257 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 164 (6.72%) MS Office
3 51 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.02%) MS Project
6 15 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.41%) Fireworks
8 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 42 (1.72%) thinkFolio
2 30 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
4 27 (1.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 23 (0.94%) Markit EDM
5 23 (0.94%) SAP ERP
5 23 (0.94%) SAP CRM
6 16 (0.66%) Summit
7 13 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
7 13 (0.53%) SAP SM
7 13 (0.53%) Google Analytics
8 12 (0.49%) TIBCO iProcess
8 12 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
9 10 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.33%) Eikon
10 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.33%) SAP CO
10 8 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.52%) SaaS
2 34 (1.39%) Office 365
3 22 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.33%) Taleo
6 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.082%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.041%) Force.com
9 1 (0.041%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.041%) GitHub
9 1 (0.041%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.041%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 108 (4.43%) Firewall
2 103 (4.22%) Internet
3 101 (4.14%) WAN
4 94 (3.85%) LAN
5 87 (3.57%) DNS
6 68 (2.79%) TCP/IP
7 61 (2.50%) SAN
8 59 (2.42%) DHCP
9 55 (2.25%) VPN
10 48 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
11 43 (1.76%) SSL
12 34 (1.39%) VoIP
13 32 (1.31%) MPLS
14 27 (1.11%) HTTP
15 26 (1.07%) FTP
16 21 (0.86%) VLAN
16 21 (0.86%) Network Security
17 19 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (0.74%) Wireless
18 18 (0.74%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 100 (4.10%) MySQL
3 81 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 74 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 70 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 54 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 52 (2.13%) Oracle Database
9 34 (1.39%) RDBMS
10 32 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (1.11%) Big Data
12 25 (1.02%) RavenDB
13 24 (0.98%) DB2
14 21 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
15 18 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
15 18 (0.74%) MS Access
16 17 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (0.61%) Couchbase
17 15 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (3.48%) NUnit
2 83 (3.40%) Git (software)
3 65 (2.66%) Visual Studio
4 62 (2.54%) JIRA
5 55 (2.25%) Cucumber
6 50 (2.05%) SpecFlow
7 48 (1.97%) Subversion
8 46 (1.89%) TeamCity
9 38 (1.56%) JUnit
10 36 (1.48%) FitNesse
11 34 (1.39%) Maven
12 33 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 32 (1.31%) Moq
14 28 (1.15%) Selenium
14 28 (1.15%) Eclipse
15 25 (1.02%) WebDriver
15 25 (1.02%) ReSharper
15 25 (1.02%) WATIR
15 25 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
15 25 (1.02%) NCrunch
General
1 994 (40.74%) Finance
2 408 (16.72%) Banking
3 359 (14.71%) Front Office
4 303 (12.42%) Retail
5 233 (9.55%) Investment Banking
6 107 (4.39%) Marketing
7 58 (2.38%) Legal
8 57 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 57 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.97%) Retail Banking
10 42 (1.72%) Billing
11 40 (1.64%) Advertising
12 39 (1.60%) Games
13 31 (1.27%) Manufacturing
14 30 (1.23%) Law
15 23 (0.94%) Publishing
15 23 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
16 16 (0.66%) French Language
17 15 (0.61%) Wholesale Banking
18 13 (0.53%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 715 (29.30%) Developer
2 540 (22.13%) Analyst
3 241 (9.88%) Business Analyst
4 191 (7.83%) Support Analyst
5 148 (6.07%) Applications Support
6 141 (5.78%) C# Developer
7 134 (5.49%) Consultant
8 133 (5.45%) .NET Developer
9 125 (5.12%) Architect
10 124 (5.08%) Project Manager
11 116 (4.75%) Java Developer
12 112 (4.59%) Senior Developer
13 109 (4.47%) Administrator
14 84 (3.44%) Support Engineer
15 82 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
16 76 (3.11%) Software Developer
17 73 (2.99%) Applications Support Analyst
18 65 (2.66%) Junior
19 62 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
20 59 (2.42%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (18.07%) .NET
2 315 (12.91%) HTML
3 224 (9.18%) CSS
4 219 (8.98%) ASP.NET
5 200 (8.20%) XML
6 161 (6.60%) Web Services
6 161 (6.60%) jQuery
7 125 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 93 (3.81%) .NET Framework
9 85 (3.48%) J2EE
10 82 (3.36%) Ajax
11 77 (3.16%) HTML5
12 76 (3.11%) Spring
13 66 (2.70%) WCF
14 64 (2.62%) MSMQ
15 63 (2.58%) AngularJS
16 57 (2.34%) FIX Protocol
17 56 (2.30%) NHibernate
18 53 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 53 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 277 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 214 (8.77%) Derivative
3 200 (8.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 120 (4.92%) Fixed Income
5 115 (4.71%) Hedge funds
6 113 (4.63%) Equities
7 109 (4.47%) Computer Science
8 105 (4.30%) Mobile App
9 85 (3.48%) Open Source
10 77 (3.16%) Management Information System
11 76 (3.11%) Clustering
12 60 (2.46%) User Experience
13 54 (2.21%) Credit Risk
13 54 (2.21%) Mathematics
14 50 (2.05%) Blog
14 50 (2.05%) Blackberry
15 49 (2.01%) SWIFT
16 36 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
17 31 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
18 27 (1.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 464 (19.02%) Windows
2 205 (8.40%) Linux
3 198 (8.11%) UNIX
4 116 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 98 (4.02%) Windows 7
6 80 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (2.58%) Android
9 61 (2.50%) Apple iOS
10 49 (2.01%) Windows XP
11 33 (1.35%) CentOS
12 32 (1.31%) Windows 2000
13 25 (1.02%) Solaris
14 19 (0.78%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.29%) AIX
16 7 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.25%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (11.02%) Project Management
3 256 (10.49%) ITIL
4 245 (10.04%) E-Commerce
5 224 (9.18%) OO
6 207 (8.48%) MVC
7 176 (7.21%) Scrum
7 176 (7.21%) CRM
8 175 (7.17%) Business Analysis
9 174 (7.13%) TDD
10 155 (6.35%) Asset Management
11 153 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
12 152 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 143 (5.86%) BDD
14 131 (5.37%) User Acceptance Testing
15 127 (5.20%) Investment Management
16 125 (5.12%) PRINCE2
16 125 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
17 123 (5.04%) Risk Management
18 118 (4.84%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 646 (26.48%) SQL
2 440 (18.03%) C#
3 297 (12.17%) JavaScript
4 285 (11.68%) Java
5 93 (3.81%) Perl
6 90 (3.69%) T-SQL
7 88 (3.61%) VB.NET
8 86 (3.52%) PowerShell
9 84 (3.44%) PHP
10 79 (3.24%) Python
11 74 (3.03%) VB
12 71 (2.91%) VBA
13 64 (2.62%) PL/SQL
14 62 (2.54%) C++
15 44 (1.80%) Shell Script
16 39 (1.60%) Bash Shell
17 37 (1.52%) Ruby
18 35 (1.43%) C
19 30 (1.23%) VBScript
20 27 (1.11%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 279 (11.43%) Degree
2 66 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (2.21%) PMI Certification
4 48 (1.97%) MCSE
5 46 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 45 (1.84%) PMP
7 40 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (1.43%) SC Cleared
9 33 (1.35%) ACCA
10 31 (1.27%) CIMA
11 27 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 24 (0.98%) CCNP
13 19 (0.78%) ISEB
13 19 (0.78%) MCITP
14 18 (0.74%) MCP
15 17 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 16 (0.66%) MCSA
17 15 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.61%) RHCE
18 14 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (6.60%) QA
2 91 (3.73%) SLA
3 31 (1.27%) COBIT
4 30 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (0.90%) EMIR
6 21 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
8 18 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (0.66%) ISO 8583
9 16 (0.66%) CRD IV
10 15 (0.61%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.37%) MiFID
12 7 (0.29%) FATCA
13 6 (0.25%) COREP
13 6 (0.25%) FINREP
14 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.16%) Basel III
15 3 (0.12%) AIFMD
16 1 (0.041%) FISMA
16 1 (0.041%) P3O
System Software
1 217 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 157 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.75%) vSphere
4 45 (1.84%) XenApp
5 40 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 34 (1.39%) VMware ESX
8 21 (0.86%) ISA Server
9 13 (0.53%) XenServer
9 13 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.29%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.16%) Firmware
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.16%) OCFS2
13 3 (0.12%) GPFS
13 3 (0.12%) Corosync
13 3 (0.12%) Postfix
13 3 (0.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 40 (1.64%) SCOM
2 36 (1.48%) SCCM
3 27 (1.11%) Nagios
4 21 (0.86%) Tivoli
5 18 (0.74%) WSUS
6 17 (0.70%) HP SIM
7 15 (0.61%) Cacti
8 13 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (0.49%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 11 (0.45%) OpenView
10 11 (0.45%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.41%) Control-M
12 8 (0.33%) ARCserve
13 7 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
13 7 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.29%) Puppet
14 6 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 6 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 552 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 261 (10.70%) Oracle
3 251 (10.29%) VMware
4 136 (5.57%) Citrix
5 101 (4.14%) SAP
6 90 (3.69%) Cisco
7 75 (3.07%) Google
8 70 (2.87%) Bloomberg
9 61 (2.50%) SunGard
10 59 (2.42%) HP
11 56 (2.30%) IBM
12 49 (2.01%) Dell
13 33 (1.35%) SimCorp
14 31 (1.27%) Wall Street Systems
15 30 (1.23%) Sybase
16 28 (1.15%) EMC
17 27 (1.11%) F5
18 26 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
18 26 (1.07%) Charles River
19 25 (1.02%) Red Hat
Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parham Consulting Ltd
Salary: bonus and good benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + benefit package + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + 26 days + pension + staff discounts
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Deeside, Clwyd
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Which?
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago