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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 260 226 205
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -21
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1211 1337 1628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.24% 1.43%
As % of the General category 2.53% 2.85% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 974 986 1370
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
47903 46834 49397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.36% 43.45% 43.36%
Number of salaries quoted 38467 36412 41169
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 £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
England -39 1127 £47,500 -5.00% 92
London -10 676 £57,500 +4.54% 56
City of London +15 200 £60,000 -4.00% 22
South East -21 160 £36,000 -28.00% 9
South West +13 76 £37,500 -21.05% 9
Scotland +53 60 £35,000 -17.64% 5
North West -14 60 £35,000 +7.69% 9
East of England -33 49 £45,000 +28.57% 1
East Midlands +27 47 £44,337 +5.56% 2
Berkshire -16 47 £32,500 -40.90% 3
Hampshire -8 45 £23,000 -40.64% 2
Manchester -14 37 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Edinburgh +29 35 £34,000 +6.25% 3
Wiltshire +14 31 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Nottingham +32 30 £41,674 -0.77%
Nottinghamshire +19 30 £41,674 -0.77%
Reading -12 30 £24,000 -52.00% 2
Surrey -8 29 £36,750 -37.44% 2
West Midlands -45 27 £45,000 +10.42% 1
Oxfordshire +29 25 £50,000 +26.58%
Portsmouth -3 25 £42,250 -5.05% 1
Hertfordshire -30 24 £45,250 +29.28%
Glasgow +29 21 £45,000 +13.92%
Yorkshire -69 21 £31,500 -17.10% 4
Cheshire +5 20 £35,000 -3.44% 4
Dorset - 18 - - 1
West Yorkshire -20 16 £33,000 -13.15% 3
Devon - 16 £29,500 - 3
Bournemouth - 16 - - 1
Croydon - 14 £30,000 - 1

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1010 (41.04%) Finance
2 664 (26.98%) SQL
3 536 (21.78%) Microsoft
4 532 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
5 458 (18.61%) SQL Server
6 446 (18.12%) C#
7 429 (17.43%) Banking
8 412 (16.74%) .NET
9 406 (16.50%) Windows
10 379 (15.40%) HTML
11 367 (14.91%) Front Office
12 341 (13.86%) JavaScript
13 336 (13.65%) Java
14 311 (12.64%) Retail
15 293 (11.91%) Project Management
16 279 (11.34%) Oracle
16 279 (11.34%) Degree
17 275 (11.17%) OO
17 275 (11.17%) E-Commerce
18 271 (11.01%) Derivative
19 270 (10.97%) ITIL
20 269 (10.93%) MS Excel
21 262 (10.65%) CSS
22 251 (10.20%) XML
23 248 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
24 247 (10.04%) UNIX
25 244 (9.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 241 (9.79%) ASP.NET
27 237 (9.63%) MVC
28 230 (9.35%) Investment Banking

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 202 (8.21%) IIS
2 141 (5.73%) SharePoint
3 93 (3.78%) MS Exchange
4 75 (3.05%) Confluence
5 44 (1.79%) CMS
6 42 (1.71%) Lync
6 42 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 40 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 40 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 36 (1.46%) Apache
9 33 (1.34%) Tomcat
10 30 (1.22%) WebLogic
11 27 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
12 19 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (0.73%) JBoss
13 18 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
14 16 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
15 15 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
16 10 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 269 (10.93%) MS Excel
2 150 (6.10%) MS Office
3 48 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (1.14%) MS Project
6 14 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.85%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 20 (0.81%) SAP CRM
4 19 (0.77%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.65%) Summit
6 15 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
7 14 (0.57%) SAP SM
7 14 (0.57%) SimCorp Dimension
7 14 (0.57%) TIBCO iProcess
8 13 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (0.45%) Kondor+
9 11 (0.45%) Eikon
9 11 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.45%) Maximo
10 10 (0.41%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.41%) Endur
10 10 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (0.41%) Markit EDM
11 9 (0.37%) SAP SCM
11 9 (0.37%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.81%) SaaS
4 11 (0.45%) Office 365
5 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.16%) Taleo
7 3 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.12%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.081%) Trello
8 2 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.041%) Responsys
9 1 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 119 (4.84%) Internet
2 107 (4.35%) WAN
3 92 (3.74%) Firewall
4 89 (3.62%) LAN
5 65 (2.64%) DNS
6 58 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
7 56 (2.28%) VPN
8 49 (1.99%) DHCP
9 47 (1.91%) TCP/IP
10 44 (1.79%) SAN
11 34 (1.38%) VoIP
12 32 (1.30%) MPLS
13 30 (1.22%) SSL
14 29 (1.18%) Broadband
15 28 (1.14%) VLAN
16 26 (1.06%) FTP
17 25 (1.02%) 3G
17 25 (1.02%) Wireless
17 25 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (0.98%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 143 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 100 (4.06%) MySQL
4 87 (3.54%) RDBMS
5 74 (3.01%) RavenDB
6 73 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 60 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 54 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 53 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 45 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 38 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
12 34 (1.38%) DB2
13 29 (1.18%) Big Data
14 27 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
18 16 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
18 16 (0.65%) SAP BW
19 15 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 135 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 115 (4.67%) NUnit
3 100 (4.06%) JIRA
4 95 (3.86%) Cucumber
5 86 (3.49%) TeamCity
6 76 (3.09%) Moq
7 74 (3.01%) NCrunch
7 74 (3.01%) Rhino Mocks
7 74 (3.01%) ReSharper
7 74 (3.01%) WATIR
8 63 (2.56%) Visual Studio
9 54 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 48 (1.95%) Subversion
11 44 (1.79%) Selenium
12 39 (1.58%) JUnit
13 32 (1.30%) Maven
13 32 (1.30%) SpecFlow
14 25 (1.02%) Mockito
14 25 (1.02%) FitNesse
14 25 (1.02%) Eclipse
General
1 1010 (41.04%) Finance
2 429 (17.43%) Banking
3 367 (14.91%) Front Office
4 311 (12.64%) Retail
5 230 (9.35%) Investment Banking
6 85 (3.45%) Marketing
7 70 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 53 (2.15%) Legal
9 37 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 32 (1.30%) Advertising
11 29 (1.18%) Retail Banking
12 27 (1.10%) Billing
13 26 (1.06%) French Language
14 25 (1.02%) Games
15 23 (0.93%) Law
16 20 (0.81%) Publishing
16 20 (0.81%) Manufacturing
16 20 (0.81%) German Language
17 15 (0.61%) Music Industry
17 15 (0.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 720 (29.26%) Developer
2 587 (23.85%) Analyst
3 280 (11.38%) Business Analyst
4 184 (7.48%) Support Analyst
5 162 (6.58%) .NET Developer
6 140 (5.69%) C# Developer
7 135 (5.49%) Architect
8 125 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 125 (5.08%) Consultant
9 118 (4.79%) Applications Support
10 103 (4.19%) Senior Developer
11 100 (4.06%) Administrator
12 99 (4.02%) Java Developer
13 86 (3.49%) Software Developer
14 79 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
15 77 (3.13%) Junior
16 76 (3.09%) Support Engineer
17 73 (2.97%) Applications Support Analyst
18 67 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
19 63 (2.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (16.74%) .NET
2 379 (15.40%) HTML
3 262 (10.65%) CSS
4 251 (10.20%) XML
5 241 (9.79%) ASP.NET
6 207 (8.41%) jQuery
7 167 (6.79%) .NET Framework
8 158 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 141 (5.73%) Web Services
10 102 (4.14%) MSMQ
10 102 (4.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 99 (4.02%) J2EE
12 96 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 89 (3.62%) Spring
14 86 (3.49%) NHibernate
15 82 (3.33%) Ajax
16 75 (3.05%) Dapper ORM
17 74 (3.01%) StructureMap
17 74 (3.01%) Spring.NET
18 70 (2.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 271 (11.01%) Derivative
2 248 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 244 (9.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 138 (5.61%) Fixed Income
5 121 (4.92%) Equities
6 114 (4.63%) Hedge funds
7 76 (3.09%) Computer Science
8 75 (3.05%) Management Information System
9 69 (2.80%) Open Source
10 63 (2.56%) Mobile App
11 54 (2.19%) SWIFT
11 54 (2.19%) Credit Risk
12 51 (2.07%) Clustering
13 48 (1.95%) Blackberry
14 46 (1.87%) Mathematics
15 41 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
16 35 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
17 33 (1.34%) Smartphone
18 29 (1.18%) Blog
19 26 (1.06%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 406 (16.50%) Windows
2 247 (10.04%) UNIX
3 219 (8.90%) Linux
4 88 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 67 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (2.23%) Windows XP
8 47 (1.91%) Android
9 38 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 35 (1.42%) CentOS
11 31 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (0.98%) Solaris
13 22 (0.89%) Windows 2000
14 20 (0.81%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.41%) HPUX
16 7 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (11.91%) Project Management
3 275 (11.17%) OO
3 275 (11.17%) E-Commerce
4 270 (10.97%) ITIL
5 237 (9.63%) MVC
6 210 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 206 (8.37%) TDD
8 203 (8.25%) Scrum
9 166 (6.75%) Business Analysis
10 165 (6.70%) Mentoring
11 159 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
12 158 (6.42%) BDD
13 157 (6.38%) CRM
14 156 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
15 141 (5.73%) Asset Management
16 133 (5.40%) Change Management
17 127 (5.16%) Investment Management
18 124 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
19 121 (4.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 664 (26.98%) SQL
2 446 (18.12%) C#
3 341 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 336 (13.65%) Java
5 113 (4.59%) VB.NET
6 88 (3.58%) Perl
6 88 (3.58%) Ruby
7 87 (3.54%) PHP
8 78 (3.17%) T-SQL
9 76 (3.09%) VBA
10 73 (2.97%) C++
11 66 (2.68%) PL/SQL
12 65 (2.64%) Python
13 56 (2.28%) PowerShell
14 45 (1.83%) Delphi
15 44 (1.79%) C
16 40 (1.63%) VB
17 38 (1.54%) Bash Shell
17 38 (1.54%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 279 (11.34%) Degree
2 97 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 66 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 42 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (1.46%) ISEB
6 33 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 24 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 23 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (0.85%) MCSE
11 20 (0.81%) MCP
11 20 (0.81%) PMP
12 18 (0.73%) CCNP
13 17 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.65%) RHCE
14 16 (0.65%) ACCA
15 14 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 14 (0.57%) MCSA
16 13 (0.53%) CIMA
17 12 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (5.61%) QA
2 135 (5.49%) SLA
3 40 (1.63%) EMIR
4 38 (1.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 19 (0.77%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.61%) FATCA
7 15 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.57%) Solvency II
9 12 (0.49%) COBIT
9 12 (0.49%) MiFID
10 9 (0.37%) Basel III
11 7 (0.28%) CRD IV
11 7 (0.28%) ISO 8583
11 7 (0.28%) UCITS
12 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.12%) WCAG
13 3 (0.12%) WAI
14 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 179 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 135 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (2.28%) vSphere
4 39 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (1.42%) XenApp
6 32 (1.30%) VMware ESX
7 26 (1.06%) Firmware
8 23 (0.93%) Hyper-V
9 16 (0.65%) ISA Server
10 13 (0.53%) XenServer
11 11 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 9 (0.37%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.33%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.33%) NDS
14 7 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.20%) Squid
15 5 (0.20%) MDaemon
15 5 (0.20%) Corosync
16 3 (0.12%) GPFS
16 3 (0.12%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 33 (1.34%) SCOM
2 28 (1.14%) SCCM
3 23 (0.93%) Nagios
4 22 (0.89%) Cacti
5 19 (0.77%) WSUS
6 18 (0.73%) HP SIM
7 16 (0.65%) Tivoli
8 13 (0.53%) OpenView
8 13 (0.53%) Backup Exec
9 12 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.45%) Control-M
10 11 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 10 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.33%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
13 7 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 4 (0.16%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 536 (21.78%) Microsoft
2 279 (11.34%) Oracle
3 203 (8.25%) VMware
4 96 (3.90%) Citrix
5 93 (3.78%) Bloomberg
6 87 (3.54%) SAP
7 75 (3.05%) Cisco
8 74 (3.01%) Endeca
8 74 (3.01%) RedPrairie
9 55 (2.23%) IBM
10 53 (2.15%) HP
11 41 (1.67%) Reuters
12 37 (1.50%) Sybase
13 36 (1.46%) Red Hat
13 36 (1.46%) thinkFolio
14 35 (1.42%) Calypso
14 35 (1.42%) Dell
15 33 (1.34%) Google
16 32 (1.30%) Charles River
17 31 (1.26%) F5
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + benefit package + bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 30 days hol, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Maximum £50,000 plus discretionary b
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
University of Bournemouth
Salary: From £27,864 to £32,277 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: £Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50000 - 60000 with excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago