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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 312 227 250
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +23
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 987 1519 1497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.42% 1.25%
As % of the General category 2.31% 3.20% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 831 1151 1188
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,857
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.02%

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
42642 47403 52647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.37% 44.43% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 34763 37364 41169
Median 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 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -73 944 £55,000 +10.00% 158
London -79 571 £67,250 +16.95% 79
City of London -11 145 £62,500 +8.69% 32
South East -13 133 £38,000 -14.60% 14
West Midlands +7 69 £42,500 - 11
Surrey +31 54 £35,000 -20.00% 3
North West +17 49 £36,750 -2.00% 15
Yorkshire +13 36 £32,500 -13.90% 22
Warwickshire +23 32 £41,000 -28.69% 1
West Yorkshire +13 30 £31,500 -17.10% 16
South West -50 30 £37,919 +14.90% 9
East Midlands +3 28 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Leeds +17 25 £36,250 -4.60% 13
Scotland -5 23 £45,000 +12.50% 5
West Sussex -14 21 £45,000 +1.12% 4
Cheshire +21 18 £36,000 -12.19% 5
Coventry +2 18 £55,000 +150.00% 4
Warwick -3 18 - - 1
East of England -5 18 £47,500 +5.55%
Bristol -8 18 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Manchester +3 17 £37,500 +4.89% 2
Kent +20 16 £42,500 +26.86% 2
Hampshire 0 16 £38,000 -14.12% 1
Crawley -10 15 £46,000 -4.16% 3
Guildford +13 14 - -
Wilmslow +5 14 £36,000 -8.28%
Nottinghamshire +2 14 £50,000 +19.97% 2
Nottingham +4 13 £51,250 +22.97% 2
Hertfordshire +19 12 £50,000 +19.04%
Leicestershire +8 10 £42,500 -10.52% 2

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Back Office.

1 925 (45.41%) Finance
2 639 (31.37%) SQL
3 522 (25.63%) Microsoft
4 471 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
5 444 (21.80%) C#
6 429 (21.06%) SQL Server
7 416 (20.42%) .NET
8 389 (19.10%) Banking
9 384 (18.85%) Windows
10 345 (16.94%) Project Management
11 334 (16.40%) Front Office
12 281 (13.79%) Degree
13 273 (13.40%) MS Excel
14 271 (13.30%) Oracle
15 255 (12.52%) JavaScript
16 234 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
17 227 (11.14%) Asset Management
18 225 (11.05%) Java
19 184 (9.03%) Linux
19 184 (9.03%) Web Development
20 182 (8.93%) Fixed Income
20 182 (8.93%) MVC
21 179 (8.79%) MS Office
22 170 (8.35%) jQuery
23 167 (8.20%) Active Directory
23 167 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
24 166 (8.15%) Hedge funds
25 165 (8.10%) HTML
26 160 (7.85%) Derivative
27 158 (7.76%) Retail

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 71 (3.49%) MS Exchange
2 60 (2.95%) SharePoint
3 45 (2.21%) IIS
4 38 (1.87%) Skype for Business
5 32 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (1.47%) CMS
6 30 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 24 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (1.08%) MQSeries
10 19 (0.93%) Confluence
11 17 (0.83%) Node.js
11 17 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.54%) Apache
12 11 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.49%) Drupal
14 9 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.39%) WordPress
16 7 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 273 (13.40%) MS Excel
2 179 (8.79%) MS Office
3 51 (2.50%) MS Project
4 27 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.18%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.098%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 49 (2.41%) Markit EDM
2 42 (2.06%) thinkFolio
3 28 (1.37%) SimCorp Dimension
4 18 (0.88%) IntelliMatch
5 14 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (0.59%) Beauchamp
7 11 (0.54%) Summit
8 9 (0.44%) Misys Opics
9 8 (0.39%) Magento
10 7 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.34%) Salerio
10 7 (0.34%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.29%) SAP HR
11 6 (0.29%) SAP SD
12 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.25%) LatentZero
12 5 (0.25%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.20%) Kondor
13 4 (0.20%) SAP CO
13 4 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.47%) SaaS
2 26 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.13%) Office 365
5 14 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.64%) IaaS
7 6 (0.29%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
7 6 (0.29%) PaaS
8 5 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.25%) SoftLayer
8 5 (0.25%) Yammer
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.15%) GitHub
9 3 (0.15%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.15%) Route 53
9 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.098%) AdWords
10 2 (0.098%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.58%) LAN
2 68 (3.34%) DNS
3 65 (3.19%) Firewall
4 63 (3.09%) WAN
5 58 (2.85%) DHCP
6 54 (2.65%) TCP/IP
7 39 (1.91%) Internet
8 32 (1.57%) SAN
9 29 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
10 25 (1.23%) Intranet
11 22 (1.08%) VPN
12 21 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (0.88%) Network Security
14 15 (0.74%) VoIP
15 13 (0.64%) Cisco PIX
16 12 (0.59%) Wireless
17 11 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
18 10 (0.49%) 3G
18 10 (0.49%) Extranet
18 10 (0.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (21.06%) SQL Server
2 142 (6.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 140 (6.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (2.95%) Relational Database
6 58 (2.85%) MySQL
7 41 (2.01%) NoSQL
7 41 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 37 (1.82%) Oracle Database
9 32 (1.57%) Big Data
10 31 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (1.33%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
13 20 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.79%) Redis
15 14 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (0.59%) BigTable
17 12 (0.59%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 128 (6.28%) Selenium
2 89 (4.37%) TeamCity
3 65 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 62 (3.04%) JIRA
5 59 (2.90%) Git (software)
6 38 (1.87%) Visual Studio
7 24 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 24 (1.18%) NUnit
8 22 (1.08%) Cucumber
9 20 (0.98%) MSTest
10 19 (0.93%) JUnit
11 18 (0.88%) HP UFT
12 17 (0.83%) FitNesse
12 17 (0.83%) Moq
13 16 (0.79%) SoapUI
13 16 (0.79%) TestDirector
14 15 (0.74%) Subversion
15 14 (0.69%) Maven
16 13 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 11 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 925 (45.41%) Finance
2 389 (19.10%) Banking
3 334 (16.40%) Front Office
4 158 (7.76%) Retail
5 151 (7.41%) Investment Banking
6 69 (3.39%) Legal
7 64 (3.14%) Telecoms
8 60 (2.95%) Marketing
9 38 (1.87%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.42%) Games
10 29 (1.42%) Law
11 27 (1.33%) Manufacturing
12 21 (1.03%) Advertising
13 18 (0.88%) Publishing
14 17 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
15 15 (0.74%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.69%) Private Banking
17 13 (0.64%) Billing
18 12 (0.59%) Brand Awareness
19 10 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 534 (26.22%) Developer
2 505 (24.79%) Analyst
3 255 (12.52%) Business Analyst
4 230 (11.29%) C# Developer
5 191 (9.38%) .NET Developer
6 158 (7.76%) Project Manager
7 152 (7.46%) Consultant
8 141 (6.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 135 (6.63%) SQL Developer
10 111 (5.45%) Support Analyst
11 106 (5.20%) Senior Developer
12 98 (4.81%) Applications Support
13 75 (3.68%) IT Analyst
14 72 (3.53%) Applications Support Analyst
15 71 (3.49%) Architect
16 64 (3.14%) Software Developer
17 63 (3.09%) Java Developer
18 61 (2.99%) IT Business Analyst
19 59 (2.90%) Business IT Analyst
20 57 (2.80%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (20.42%) .NET
2 170 (8.35%) jQuery
3 165 (8.10%) HTML
4 138 (6.77%) CSS
5 129 (6.33%) WCF
6 120 (5.89%) .NET Framework
7 119 (5.84%) XML
8 110 (5.40%) AngularJS
9 109 (5.35%) ASP.NET
10 98 (4.81%) JSON
11 88 (4.32%) Entity Framework
12 87 (4.27%) KnockoutJS
12 87 (4.27%) Web Services
13 62 (3.04%) WPF
14 61 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
15 59 (2.90%) HTML5
16 51 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 48 (2.36%) Spring
18 45 (2.21%) REST
18 45 (2.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 234 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (8.93%) Fixed Income
3 166 (8.15%) Hedge funds
4 160 (7.85%) Derivative
5 116 (5.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 115 (5.65%) Equities
6 115 (5.65%) Management Information System
7 105 (5.15%) Computer Science
8 43 (2.11%) User Experience
9 42 (2.06%) Mathematics
10 40 (1.96%) Fintech
11 30 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 30 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
12 25 (1.23%) SWIFT
13 24 (1.18%) Data Centre
13 24 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 24 (1.18%) Reference Data
14 22 (1.08%) Algorithms
15 21 (1.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 21 (1.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 384 (18.85%) Windows
2 184 (9.03%) Linux
3 150 (7.36%) Unix
4 108 (5.30%) Windows Server
5 75 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 31 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (1.18%) Android
11 23 (1.13%) Solaris
12 20 (0.98%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.59%) CentOS
13 12 (0.59%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.39%) AIX
16 5 (0.25%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (16.94%) Project Management
3 227 (11.14%) Asset Management
4 184 (9.03%) Web Development
5 182 (8.93%) MVC
6 167 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
7 157 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 155 (7.61%) Business Analysis
9 153 (7.51%) ITIL
10 151 (7.41%) SDLC
11 144 (7.07%) Scrum
12 140 (6.87%) Investment Management
13 136 (6.68%) CRM
14 134 (6.58%) PRINCE2
15 123 (6.04%) TDD
16 118 (5.79%) E-Commerce
17 110 (5.40%) Risk Management
18 105 (5.15%) Wealth Management
19 92 (4.52%) Mentoring
19 92 (4.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 639 (31.37%) SQL
2 444 (21.80%) C#
3 255 (12.52%) JavaScript
4 225 (11.05%) Java
5 119 (5.84%) PL/SQL
6 112 (5.50%) Python
7 92 (4.52%) C++
8 63 (3.09%) PHP
9 57 (2.80%) Perl
9 57 (2.80%) VB
10 55 (2.70%) C
11 52 (2.55%) T-SQL
12 49 (2.41%) VBA
13 46 (2.26%) VB.NET
14 38 (1.87%) PowerShell
15 28 (1.37%) Shell Script
16 27 (1.33%) VB6
17 19 (0.93%) Bash Shell
18 16 (0.79%) Ruby
19 13 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 281 (13.79%) Degree
2 60 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (1.82%) CCNA
5 34 (1.67%) MCSE
5 34 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 32 (1.57%) Security Cleared
7 31 (1.52%) PMP
8 26 (1.28%) ISEB
8 26 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 25 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (1.13%) CCNP
11 17 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (0.79%) CCA
13 15 (0.74%) ISTQB
14 14 (0.69%) MCP
15 13 (0.64%) MCITP
16 12 (0.59%) A+ Certification
16 12 (0.59%) CISSP
16 12 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (6.97%) QA
2 138 (6.77%) MiFID
3 63 (3.09%) SLA
4 47 (2.31%) EMIR
5 35 (1.72%) Data Quality
6 32 (1.57%) Dodd-Frank
7 27 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (1.18%) ISO 9001
9 23 (1.13%) SEPA
10 20 (0.98%) ISO 14001
11 18 (0.88%) COBIT
12 16 (0.79%) ISO22301
13 11 (0.54%) PCI DSS
14 10 (0.49%) P3O
15 9 (0.44%) Solvency II
16 7 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 3 (0.15%) Basel III
17 3 (0.15%) BS7799
18 2 (0.098%) AIFMD
18 2 (0.098%) FATCA
System Software
1 167 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 114 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.87%) XenApp
4 37 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.72%) vSphere
6 20 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 18 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
8 16 (0.79%) Terminal Services
9 15 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
10 14 (0.69%) VMware ESX
11 12 (0.59%) Docker
12 9 (0.44%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.25%) XenServer
16 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.15%) vCloud
17 2 (0.098%) Firmware
17 2 (0.098%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 1 (0.049%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (2.60%) SCOM
2 42 (2.06%) SCCM
3 28 (1.37%) WSUS
4 21 (1.03%) Backup Exec
5 20 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 17 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (0.79%) Control-M
8 16 (0.79%) MOM
9 12 (0.59%) HP SIM
9 12 (0.59%) Nagios
10 9 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.39%) Ansible
11 8 (0.39%) Unicenter
12 7 (0.34%) Puppet
13 6 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.29%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.25%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
15 4 (0.20%) logstash
Vendors
1 522 (25.63%) Microsoft
2 271 (13.30%) Oracle
3 140 (6.87%) VMware
4 81 (3.98%) Cisco
5 69 (3.39%) Murex
6 65 (3.19%) Citrix
7 59 (2.90%) Charles River
8 55 (2.70%) HP
9 54 (2.65%) Calypso
10 46 (2.26%) SimCorp
11 45 (2.21%) SAP
12 37 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (1.77%) SunGard
14 34 (1.67%) IBM
15 30 (1.47%) Bloomberg
15 30 (1.47%) Sun
16 28 (1.37%) Red Hat
17 26 (1.28%) CA
17 26 (1.28%) Symantec
18 25 (1.23%) Sybase
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 3 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Nuffield Health
Salary: From £35,000 to £39,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + lots of extra benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + c.20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £72000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + excellent training and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + BENS
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, share options
Posted: 5 days ago