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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 215 242 235
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1556 1397 1353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.19% 1.24%
As % of the General category 3.19% 2.71% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1246 1110 1087
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +18.42%

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
48849 51537 48023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.58% 44.01% 44.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38748 39990 37836
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +24 1440 £55,000 - 173
London +36 923 £60,000 - 123
City of London +27 219 £55,000 - 58
South East -53 162 £44,500 +3.48% 13
East of England 0 87 £38,500 -34.46% 5
South West +2 80 £37,500 -3.84% 8
East Midlands +25 53 £42,500 +4.02% 6
Bedfordshire +40 48 £38,500 -7.78% 1
Yorkshire +28 47 £42,000 -6.66% 3
Berkshire -27 47 £42,500 -39.28% 1
Wales +37 44 £47,500 +58.33% 8
South Wales +35 44 £47,500 +58.33% 7
North West -11 42 £39,000 - 10
West Sussex +34 39 £44,750 +5.29%
Cardiff +28 37 £47,500 +52.00% 5
West Yorkshire +26 36 £38,000 -15.55% 2
Leeds +24 36 £38,000 -15.55% 2
Nottingham +5 34 £34,022 -16.72% 5
Nottinghamshire +5 34 £34,022 -16.72% 5
West Midlands -46 32 £42,500 -39.28% 4
Wiltshire +7 31 £35,000 -15.15% 5
Surrey +4 31 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Scotland -10 26 £40,000 +17.64% 8
Reading -39 26 £42,500 -48.48%
Crawley +20 25 £46,000 +8.23%
Cambridge +22 19 £27,500 -25.67% 2
Cambridgeshire +20 19 £27,500 -25.67% 3
Bristol -8 18 £45,000 +15.38%
Luton +11 16 £35,000 -
Manchester +8 16 £35,000 -10.25% 8

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1335 (45.44%) Finance
2 929 (31.62%) SQL
3 676 (23.01%) SQL Server
4 667 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
5 609 (20.73%) Microsoft
6 598 (20.35%) C#
7 597 (20.32%) Windows
8 589 (20.05%) .NET
9 526 (17.90%) Banking
10 425 (14.47%) Front Office
11 416 (14.16%) Java
12 397 (13.51%) JavaScript
13 395 (13.44%) Degree
14 391 (13.31%) Oracle
15 372 (12.66%) HTML
16 361 (12.29%) MS Excel
17 356 (12.12%) Project Management
18 351 (11.95%) Retail
19 328 (11.16%) ASP.NET
20 280 (9.53%) Investment Banking
21 272 (9.26%) UNIX
22 270 (9.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 264 (8.99%) CSS
23 264 (8.99%) E-Commerce
24 257 (8.75%) Linux
25 256 (8.71%) VMware
26 253 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
27 250 (8.51%) XML
28 248 (8.44%) MVC
29 247 (8.41%) SDLC

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 168 (5.72%) IIS
2 110 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 96 (3.27%) SharePoint
4 50 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 42 (1.43%) Lync
7 35 (1.19%) WebSphere
8 32 (1.09%) Apache
9 30 (1.02%) JBoss
10 29 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 29 (0.99%) CMS
11 27 (0.92%) Node.js
12 25 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
13 24 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 22 (0.75%) WebLogic
15 21 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
16 20 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
17 16 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.44%) NServiceBus
18 13 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 361 (12.29%) MS Excel
2 165 (5.62%) MS Office
3 51 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.82%) MS Project
6 15 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.31%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 57 (1.94%) Markit EDM
2 49 (1.67%) thinkFolio
3 42 (1.43%) SimCorp Dimension
4 35 (1.19%) SAP ERP
5 31 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
6 21 (0.71%) Advent Geneva
7 15 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 14 (0.48%) LatentZero
9 13 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.44%) Autonomy Scrittura
9 13 (0.44%) ACBS
10 12 (0.41%) Endur
11 11 (0.37%) Findur
12 10 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.34%) SAP SD
12 10 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
12 10 (0.34%) TIBCO iProcess
12 10 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
13 9 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
13 9 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.28%) SaaS
2 64 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (1.43%) Office 365
5 14 (0.48%) GitHub
6 13 (0.44%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.31%) Firebase
8 7 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.20%) PaaS
9 6 (0.20%) Symantec.cloud
9 6 (0.20%) IaaS
10 3 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.068%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.068%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.068%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.034%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.034%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.034%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.78%) TCP/IP
2 110 (3.74%) DNS
3 96 (3.27%) DHCP
4 91 (3.10%) LAN
5 83 (2.83%) Firewall
6 81 (2.76%) Internet
7 80 (2.72%) WAN
8 76 (2.59%) SAN
9 56 (1.91%) VPN
10 43 (1.46%) VoIP
11 37 (1.26%) SNMP
12 31 (1.06%) SSL
13 29 (0.99%) FTP
13 29 (0.99%) SMTP
14 24 (0.82%) OSPF
14 24 (0.82%) BGP
15 23 (0.78%) MPLS
16 22 (0.75%) Broadband
17 20 (0.68%) Intranet
17 20 (0.68%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 676 (23.01%) SQL Server
2 115 (3.91%) MySQL
3 101 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 98 (3.34%) Relational Database
5 77 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 71 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 60 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 57 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 51 (1.74%) RDBMS
10 43 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
11 33 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
12 31 (1.06%) MS Access
13 28 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 27 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (0.85%) SAP HANA
16 20 (0.68%) NoSQL
17 17 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (0.54%) MongoDB
19 15 (0.51%) SQLite
19 15 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 106 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 86 (2.93%) Maven
3 85 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 76 (2.59%) Git (software)
5 72 (2.45%) JUnit
6 66 (2.25%) Selenium
7 65 (2.21%) Subversion
8 64 (2.18%) FitNesse
9 58 (1.97%) NUnit
10 54 (1.84%) SpecFlow
11 53 (1.80%) Jenkins
12 52 (1.77%) JIRA
13 37 (1.26%) Hudson
14 36 (1.23%) Mockito
15 31 (1.06%) Eclipse
16 30 (1.02%) jMock
16 30 (1.02%) WebDriver
17 29 (0.99%) TeamCity
18 28 (0.95%) Cucumber
19 26 (0.88%) Ant
General
1 1335 (45.44%) Finance
2 526 (17.90%) Banking
3 425 (14.47%) Front Office
4 351 (11.95%) Retail
5 280 (9.53%) Investment Banking
6 130 (4.42%) Telecoms
7 127 (4.32%) Financial Institution
8 106 (3.61%) Retail Banking
9 102 (3.47%) Marketing
10 76 (2.59%) Manufacturing
11 71 (2.42%) Legal
12 43 (1.46%) Games
12 43 (1.46%) Wholesale Banking
13 40 (1.36%) Publishing
14 33 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
15 25 (0.85%) Billing
16 24 (0.82%) Law
17 22 (0.75%) Electronics
17 22 (0.75%) Advertising
18 21 (0.71%) French Language
Job Titles
1 824 (28.05%) Developer
2 770 (26.21%) Analyst
3 334 (11.37%) Business Analyst
4 216 (7.35%) Support Analyst
5 207 (7.05%) Consultant
6 195 (6.64%) Applications Support
7 182 (6.19%) Project Manager
8 165 (5.62%) C# Developer
9 162 (5.51%) .NET Developer
10 149 (5.07%) Java Developer
11 131 (4.46%) Senior Developer
12 123 (4.19%) Applications Support Analyst
13 122 (4.15%) Architect
14 106 (3.61%) Software Developer
15 100 (3.40%) Support Engineer
16 96 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
17 95 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
18 63 (2.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 55 (1.87%) Technical Analyst
19 55 (1.87%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 589 (20.05%) .NET
2 372 (12.66%) HTML
3 328 (11.16%) ASP.NET
4 264 (8.99%) CSS
5 250 (8.51%) XML
6 234 (7.96%) Web Services
7 180 (6.13%) jQuery
8 158 (5.38%) .NET Framework
9 137 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 126 (4.29%) HTML5
11 119 (4.05%) J2EE
12 116 (3.95%) Spring
13 104 (3.54%) Ajax
14 102 (3.47%) AngularJS
15 87 (2.96%) SOAP
16 84 (2.86%) WPF
17 80 (2.72%) WCF
18 71 (2.42%) Hibernate
19 69 (2.35%) REST
20 67 (2.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 270 (9.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 253 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 245 (8.34%) Derivative
4 192 (6.54%) Computer Science
5 185 (6.30%) Fixed Income
6 155 (5.28%) Equities
7 135 (4.59%) Management Information System
8 131 (4.46%) Mobile App
9 104 (3.54%) Hedge funds
10 101 (3.44%) Mathematics
11 98 (3.34%) Credit Risk
12 92 (3.13%) User Experience
13 84 (2.86%) Data Centre
14 64 (2.18%) Blog
15 49 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
16 48 (1.63%) Clustering
17 47 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
18 41 (1.40%) SWIFT
19 40 (1.36%) Blackberry
19 40 (1.36%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 597 (20.32%) Windows
2 272 (9.26%) UNIX
3 257 (8.75%) Linux
4 128 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (3.61%) Windows 7
7 87 (2.96%) Apple iOS
8 82 (2.79%) Android
9 81 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (1.57%) Windows XP
11 39 (1.33%) Solaris
12 29 (0.99%) Windows 8
13 20 (0.68%) CentOS
13 20 (0.68%) AIX
13 20 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 667 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (12.12%) Project Management
3 264 (8.99%) E-Commerce
4 248 (8.44%) MVC
5 247 (8.41%) SDLC
6 232 (7.90%) ITIL
7 229 (7.79%) TDD
8 220 (7.49%) Scrum
9 218 (7.42%) Business Analysis
10 213 (7.25%) CRM
11 200 (6.81%) OO
12 184 (6.26%) PRINCE2
13 182 (6.19%) Asset Management
14 176 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 175 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
16 168 (5.72%) Analytics
17 154 (5.24%) Migration
18 152 (5.17%) Risk Management
18 152 (5.17%) Investment Management
19 147 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 929 (31.62%) SQL
2 598 (20.35%) C#
3 416 (14.16%) Java
4 397 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 192 (6.54%) T-SQL
6 106 (3.61%) VB
7 105 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 104 (3.54%) PL/SQL
9 101 (3.44%) Perl
10 88 (3.00%) Python
11 87 (2.96%) PowerShell
12 80 (2.72%) PHP
13 74 (2.52%) C++
14 66 (2.25%) VBA
15 62 (2.11%) Shell Script
16 38 (1.29%) C
17 36 (1.23%) VBScript
18 29 (0.99%) Bash Shell
19 27 (0.92%) Ruby
20 25 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 395 (13.44%) Degree
2 96 (3.27%) PMI Certification
3 89 (3.03%) PMP
4 86 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 66 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (1.67%) ISEB
7 47 (1.60%) CCNA
8 42 (1.43%) MCSE
9 41 (1.40%) CIMA
10 40 (1.36%) ACCA
11 35 (1.19%) CCNP
12 30 (1.02%) SAP Certification
13 29 (0.99%) Security Cleared
13 29 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (0.82%) SC Cleared
15 23 (0.78%) ISTQB
15 23 (0.78%) MCITP
16 22 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
17 20 (0.68%) MCP
18 19 (0.65%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (6.43%) QA
2 71 (2.42%) EMIR
3 60 (2.04%) SLA
4 52 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 48 (1.63%) Dodd-Frank
6 40 (1.36%) MiFID
7 39 (1.33%) COBIT
8 35 (1.19%) Solvency II
9 26 (0.88%) CRD IV
10 17 (0.58%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.27%) PMBOK
12 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.20%) ISO 8583
13 6 (0.20%) COREP
13 6 (0.20%) FINREP
13 6 (0.20%) AIFMD
14 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 3 (0.10%) HL7
15 3 (0.10%) FATCA
16 1 (0.034%) P3O
System Software
1 216 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 138 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (2.14%) vSphere
4 61 (2.08%) XenApp
5 47 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 28 (0.95%) VMware ESX
8 20 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.20%) XenServer
11 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.034%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.034%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.034%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.034%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 67 (2.28%) SCCM
2 47 (1.60%) SCOM
3 25 (0.85%) WSUS
4 17 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (0.51%) SCVMM
6 14 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (0.48%) Control-M
7 13 (0.44%) Nagios
8 11 (0.37%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.34%) Puppet
9 10 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.27%) ARCserve
11 8 (0.27%) Opsview
12 7 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.24%) MOM
13 6 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.17%) Dollar Universe
14 5 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 4 (0.14%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 609 (20.73%) Microsoft
2 391 (13.31%) Oracle
3 256 (8.71%) VMware
4 137 (4.66%) Citrix
5 112 (3.81%) Cisco
6 96 (3.27%) Bloomberg
7 95 (3.23%) SAP
8 72 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
9 71 (2.42%) HP
10 68 (2.31%) SunGard
11 66 (2.25%) IBM
12 63 (2.14%) Sybase
13 58 (1.97%) Google
14 54 (1.84%) Murex
15 53 (1.80%) SimCorp
16 42 (1.43%) Wall Street Systems
17 41 (1.40%) Charles River
18 31 (1.06%) Calypso
19 30 (1.02%) Reuters
19 30 (1.02%) Pega
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