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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 263 228 214
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -14
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1174 1316 1510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.27% 1.39%
As % of the General category 2.55% 2.89% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 959 973 1294
Average salary £48,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £32,000 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%

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
45989 45493 47071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.54% 43.77% 43.20%
Number of salaries quoted 36968 35315 39003
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 £78,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -39 1099 £50,000 - 152
London -13 650 £55,000 - 96
City of London +26 190 £60,000 -4.00% 45
South East -62 146 £39,000 -19.58% 13
North West +4 64 £37,500 +15.38% 12
South West +5 59 £37,500 -21.05% 10
East of England -14 58 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East Midlands +31 50 £47,500 +25.00% 7
Scotland +28 46 £35,000 - 2
Manchester +1 43 £35,000 +12.90% 7
Hampshire -18 42 £22,500 -43.39% 2
Nottingham +34 34 £48,566 +15.63% 2
Nottinghamshire +19 34 £48,566 +15.63% 2
Surrey -18 34 £38,000 -11.62% 4
Berkshire -49 31 £26,500 -51.81% 2
West Midlands -39 29 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Edinburgh +20 27 £34,000 +4.61%
Hertfordshire -26 25 £31,500 -37.00% 2
Yorkshire -57 25 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Oxfordshire +22 24 £55,000 +26.43% 2
Wiltshire +9 23 £39,500 +5.33% 4
Reading -21 19 £24,000 -52.00% 2
North East +3 17 £46,000 +22.66% 1
West Yorkshire -16 17 £32,250 -15.13% 4
Portsmouth -9 16 £44,500 - 1
Croydon - 16 £30,000 -
Dorset - 16 - -
Glasgow +10 15 £45,000 +30.43% 1
Tyne and Wear -1 15 £67,500 +80.00%
Cheshire -14 15 £36,250 +3.57% 3

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 968 (40.28%) Finance
2 604 (25.14%) SQL
3 539 (22.43%) Microsoft
4 524 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
5 436 (18.14%) SQL Server
6 432 (17.98%) C#
7 429 (17.85%) .NET
8 416 (17.31%) Banking
9 403 (16.77%) Windows
10 358 (14.90%) HTML
11 342 (14.23%) Front Office
12 314 (13.07%) JavaScript
13 311 (12.94%) Retail
14 303 (12.61%) Java
15 273 (11.36%) MS Excel
16 269 (11.19%) Project Management
17 267 (11.11%) ITIL
18 265 (11.03%) Oracle
19 263 (10.94%) E-Commerce
20 260 (10.82%) CSS
20 260 (10.82%) Degree
21 258 (10.74%) OO
22 256 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
23 248 (10.32%) Derivative
24 240 (9.99%) MVC
25 238 (9.90%) ASP.NET
26 229 (9.53%) UNIX
27 222 (9.24%) Investment Banking
28 207 (8.61%) TDD
28 207 (8.61%) VMware

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 187 (7.78%) IIS
2 143 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 96 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 62 (2.58%) Confluence
5 48 (2.00%) CMS
6 47 (1.96%) Lync
6 47 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 45 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 35 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 30 (1.25%) WebLogic
10 29 (1.21%) Apache
11 28 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 27 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 23 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
14 21 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
15 19 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
15 19 (0.79%) JBoss
16 16 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
17 15 (0.62%) Drupal
18 13 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 273 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 158 (6.58%) MS Office
3 42 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 41 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (1.00%) MS Project
6 11 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.042%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (1.12%) Rolfe and Nolan
2 24 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.87%) SAP CRM
4 19 (0.79%) SAP ERP
5 17 (0.71%) Summit
6 16 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
6 16 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.62%) TIBCO iProcess
8 14 (0.58%) SAP SM
9 13 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.50%) SimCorp Dimension
10 12 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (0.42%) SAP CO
11 10 (0.42%) Kondor+
12 9 (0.37%) SAP SCM
12 9 (0.37%) SAP MM
13 8 (0.33%) Eikon
14 7 (0.29%) Markit EDM
14 7 (0.29%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.75%) SaaS
4 14 (0.58%) Office 365
5 8 (0.33%) Taleo
6 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.083%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.042%) Responsys
8 1 (0.042%) Trello
8 1 (0.042%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.042%) Force.com
8 1 (0.042%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.042%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 109 (4.54%) WAN
1 109 (4.54%) Internet
2 93 (3.87%) LAN
2 93 (3.87%) Firewall
3 66 (2.75%) DNS
4 60 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
5 53 (2.21%) DHCP
6 47 (1.96%) VPN
7 40 (1.66%) TCP/IP
8 39 (1.62%) SAN
9 32 (1.33%) SSL
10 31 (1.29%) MPLS
11 29 (1.21%) Broadband
12 28 (1.17%) VoIP
13 27 (1.12%) FTP
14 24 (1.00%) 3G
14 24 (1.00%) 4G
15 23 (0.96%) VLAN
16 21 (0.87%) Wireless
17 20 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 112 (4.66%) Relational Database
3 102 (4.24%) MySQL
4 68 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 66 (2.75%) Oracle Database
6 64 (2.66%) RDBMS
7 61 (2.54%) RavenDB
8 50 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 45 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 41 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
12 32 (1.33%) Big Data
13 29 (1.21%) DB2
14 25 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
17 19 (0.79%) MS Access
18 17 (0.71%) SAP BW
19 15 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 113 (4.70%) Git (software)
2 112 (4.66%) NUnit
3 84 (3.50%) Cucumber
4 82 (3.41%) JIRA
5 78 (3.25%) TeamCity
6 68 (2.83%) Visual Studio
7 65 (2.70%) Moq
8 61 (2.54%) NCrunch
8 61 (2.54%) Rhino Mocks
8 61 (2.54%) WATIR
8 61 (2.54%) ReSharper
9 48 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 45 (1.87%) Subversion
11 43 (1.79%) SpecFlow
12 34 (1.41%) Selenium
13 33 (1.37%) JUnit
14 31 (1.29%) FitNesse
15 28 (1.17%) Maven
16 26 (1.08%) Eclipse
17 21 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
General
1 968 (40.28%) Finance
2 416 (17.31%) Banking
3 342 (14.23%) Front Office
4 311 (12.94%) Retail
5 222 (9.24%) Investment Banking
6 89 (3.70%) Marketing
7 65 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 54 (2.25%) Legal
9 41 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 33 (1.37%) Retail Banking
10 33 (1.37%) Advertising
11 32 (1.33%) Billing
12 28 (1.17%) Law
13 25 (1.04%) Games
14 23 (0.96%) French Language
14 23 (0.96%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.58%) Music Industry
15 14 (0.58%) Wholesale Banking
16 13 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
16 13 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 718 (29.88%) Developer
2 549 (22.85%) Analyst
3 256 (10.65%) Business Analyst
4 192 (7.99%) Support Analyst
5 164 (6.82%) .NET Developer
6 136 (5.66%) C# Developer
7 134 (5.58%) Architect
8 127 (5.29%) Applications Support
9 125 (5.20%) Consultant
10 118 (4.91%) Administrator
11 112 (4.66%) Project Manager
12 109 (4.54%) Senior Developer
13 93 (3.87%) Java Developer
14 90 (3.75%) Software Developer
15 83 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
16 80 (3.33%) Support Engineer
17 76 (3.16%) Applications Support Analyst
18 72 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
19 71 (2.95%) Junior
20 65 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (17.85%) .NET
2 358 (14.90%) HTML
3 260 (10.82%) CSS
4 238 (9.90%) ASP.NET
5 204 (8.49%) XML
6 198 (8.24%) jQuery
7 158 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 154 (6.41%) .NET Framework
9 137 (5.70%) Web Services
10 96 (4.00%) J2EE
11 95 (3.95%) MSMQ
12 85 (3.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 84 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 79 (3.29%) NHibernate
15 77 (3.20%) Spring
15 77 (3.20%) Ajax
16 72 (3.00%) HTML5
17 67 (2.79%) WCF
18 62 (2.58%) WPF
18 62 (2.58%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 256 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (10.32%) Derivative
3 206 (8.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 121 (5.04%) Hedge funds
5 119 (4.95%) Fixed Income
6 112 (4.66%) Equities
7 82 (3.41%) Open Source
8 81 (3.37%) Computer Science
9 80 (3.33%) Mobile App
10 70 (2.91%) Management Information System
11 54 (2.25%) Credit Risk
12 51 (2.12%) SWIFT
13 49 (2.04%) Clustering
14 46 (1.91%) Blackberry
15 44 (1.83%) Mathematics
16 41 (1.71%) Blog
17 38 (1.58%) Smartphone
17 38 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
18 36 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
19 27 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 403 (16.77%) Windows
2 229 (9.53%) UNIX
3 193 (8.03%) Linux
4 89 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (3.62%) Windows 7
6 59 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (2.16%) Android
8 51 (2.12%) Windows XP
9 47 (1.96%) Apple iOS
10 39 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (1.33%) CentOS
12 24 (1.00%) Windows 2000
13 19 (0.79%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.67%) Solaris
15 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.25%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (11.19%) Project Management
3 267 (11.11%) ITIL
4 263 (10.94%) E-Commerce
5 258 (10.74%) OO
6 240 (9.99%) MVC
7 207 (8.61%) TDD
8 200 (8.32%) Scrum
9 185 (7.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 169 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
11 166 (6.91%) Business Analysis
12 165 (6.87%) BDD
13 146 (6.08%) Asset Management
14 145 (6.03%) CRM
15 140 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 136 (5.66%) Change Management
17 135 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
18 126 (5.24%) Mentoring
19 122 (5.08%) Migration
20 121 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 604 (25.14%) SQL
2 432 (17.98%) C#
3 314 (13.07%) JavaScript
4 303 (12.61%) Java
5 107 (4.45%) VB.NET
6 85 (3.54%) PHP
7 81 (3.37%) Perl
8 76 (3.16%) VBA
9 73 (3.04%) Ruby
10 66 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 65 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 62 (2.58%) C++
13 56 (2.33%) PL/SQL
14 53 (2.21%) Python
15 41 (1.71%) VB
16 40 (1.66%) C
17 37 (1.54%) Shell Script
17 37 (1.54%) Delphi
18 31 (1.29%) Bash Shell
19 15 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 260 (10.82%) Degree
2 84 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 59 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 42 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.17%) ISEB
7 24 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 21 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (0.83%) MCSE
9 20 (0.83%) ISTQB
10 19 (0.79%) PMP
11 18 (0.75%) ACCA
11 18 (0.75%) MCP
11 18 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (0.71%) CCNP
13 16 (0.67%) RHCE
14 15 (0.62%) CIMA
15 14 (0.58%) MCSA
16 13 (0.54%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (5.95%) QA
2 123 (5.12%) SLA
3 27 (1.12%) EMIR
4 25 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
5 17 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.62%) COBIT
7 15 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.54%) Solvency II
9 11 (0.46%) MiFID
10 10 (0.42%) ISO 8583
10 10 (0.42%) FATCA
11 9 (0.37%) CRD IV
12 5 (0.21%) Basel III
13 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.083%) UCITS
15 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 196 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 141 (5.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.50%) vSphere
4 32 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (1.29%) XenApp
6 27 (1.12%) VMware ESX
7 22 (0.92%) Firmware
8 18 (0.75%) Hyper-V
9 16 (0.67%) ISA Server
10 13 (0.54%) XenServer
11 9 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.33%) NDS
12 8 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.25%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.17%) Squid
15 4 (0.17%) Corosync
15 4 (0.17%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 37 (1.54%) SCOM
2 31 (1.29%) SCCM
3 23 (0.96%) Nagios
4 21 (0.87%) HP SIM
5 19 (0.79%) Cacti
6 18 (0.75%) WSUS
7 17 (0.71%) Tivoli
8 16 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 12 (0.50%) Control-M
10 11 (0.46%) OpenView
11 10 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (0.42%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
13 7 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.21%) Data Guard
15 5 (0.21%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 539 (22.43%) Microsoft
2 265 (11.03%) Oracle
3 207 (8.61%) VMware
4 105 (4.37%) Citrix
5 99 (4.12%) SAP
6 75 (3.12%) Bloomberg
7 74 (3.08%) Cisco
8 61 (2.54%) RedPrairie
8 61 (2.54%) Endeca
9 59 (2.46%) IBM
10 51 (2.12%) HP
11 42 (1.75%) Google
12 41 (1.71%) Dell
13 33 (1.37%) thinkFolio
14 31 (1.29%) Calypso
14 31 (1.29%) Reuters
15 29 (1.21%) Sybase
16 28 (1.17%) Red Hat
16 28 (1.17%) F5
17 25 (1.04%) Symantec
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + c.20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £33000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus and training
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + 10% Pension and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £95000.00 - £105000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
FT Select
Salary: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Package and Benefits (Depending on Experienc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Package and Benefits (Depending on Experienc
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TSYS
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Via Resource
Posted: 2 days ago