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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 221 256 215
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -41
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1467 1263 1400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.11% 1.33%
As % of the General category 3.01% 2.53% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1260 1013 1083
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,136 £32,500 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
48743 49878 47511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.68% 43.73% 45.04%
Number of salaries quoted 38998 38407 37558
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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 average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +31 1359 £55,000 - 181
London +45 891 £60,000 - 113
City of London +46 240 £60,000 +4.34% 46
South East -47 127 £44,500 -1.11% 13
South West +12 95 £37,500 -11.76% 16
East of England -6 75 £38,500 -23.00% 8
Yorkshire +38 56 £37,500 -14.28% 7
West Yorkshire +43 46 £37,500 -16.66% 5
East Midlands +17 46 £42,500 +4.02% 6
Bedfordshire +41 45 £38,500 -20.61% 2
North West -29 43 £40,000 +17.64% 14
Wiltshire +19 41 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Leeds +34 39 £38,000 -15.55% 3
South Wales +30 39 £47,500 +58.33% 3
Wales +28 39 £47,500 +106.52% 3
Cardiff +22 36 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Berkshire +3 33 £42,500 -39.28% 1
West Sussex +10 28 £44,500 -1.11%
West Midlands -32 28 £45,000 -35.71% 2
Surrey -4 27 £52,250 +22.94% 7
Nottingham +1 26 £34,022 -16.72% 3
Nottinghamshire -8 26 £34,022 -16.72% 4
Reading -9 23 £42,500 -43.33% 1
Scotland -23 21 £45,000 +30.43% 6
Northamptonshire +17 20 £42,500 -46.87% 1
Devon +8 17 £28,000 - 2
Essex +1 17 £47,500 +26.66%
Manchester -10 17 £42,500 +38.21% 9
Chippenham - 17 £37,500 - 1
Luton +10 16 £32,500 -32.98%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1432 (47.18%) Finance
2 970 (31.96%) SQL
3 696 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
4 657 (21.65%) SQL Server
5 615 (20.26%) Microsoft
6 613 (20.20%) C#
7 600 (19.77%) .NET
8 598 (19.70%) Banking
9 594 (19.57%) Windows
10 440 (14.50%) Java
11 434 (14.30%) Oracle
12 424 (13.97%) Project Management
13 422 (13.90%) Front Office
14 416 (13.71%) Degree
15 381 (12.55%) MS Excel
16 367 (12.09%) JavaScript
17 355 (11.70%) Retail
18 351 (11.57%) HTML
19 336 (11.07%) ASP.NET
20 301 (9.92%) Investment Banking
21 285 (9.39%) UNIX
22 282 (9.29%) Derivative
23 278 (9.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 275 (9.06%) SDLC
25 269 (8.86%) Linux
26 259 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
27 255 (8.40%) E-Commerce
28 254 (8.37%) CSS
29 242 (7.97%) TDD
30 241 (7.94%) ITIL

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 158 (5.21%) IIS
2 90 (2.97%) MS Exchange
3 87 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 48 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 38 (1.25%) WebSphere
6 38 (1.25%) Lync
7 33 (1.09%) Node.js
8 30 (0.99%) Apache
9 27 (0.89%) JBoss
9 27 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (0.89%) CMS
10 26 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 26 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 23 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (0.43%) MQSeries
14 13 (0.43%) NServiceBus
14 13 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 381 (12.55%) MS Excel
2 181 (5.96%) MS Office
3 55 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.92%) MS Project
6 12 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 57 (1.88%) Markit EDM
2 54 (1.78%) thinkFolio
3 40 (1.32%) SimCorp Dimension
4 39 (1.29%) SAP ERP
5 26 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (0.59%) Advent Geneva
7 17 (0.56%) LatentZero
8 16 (0.53%) SAP SD
9 15 (0.49%) Autonomy Scrittura
10 14 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 13 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
12 12 (0.40%) Endur
13 11 (0.36%) Findur
14 9 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
14 9 (0.30%) SAP CRM
14 9 (0.30%) Summit
14 9 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 9 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
14 9 (0.30%) ACBS
15 8 (0.26%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (2.01%) SaaS
3 52 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (1.12%) Office 365
5 19 (0.63%) GitHub
6 10 (0.33%) IaaS
6 10 (0.33%) PaaS
7 9 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.13%) Firebase
10 3 (0.099%) Symantec.cloud
11 2 (0.066%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.066%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.033%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.033%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.033%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.033%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 116 (3.82%) DNS
2 110 (3.62%) DHCP
3 105 (3.46%) TCP/IP
4 102 (3.36%) LAN
5 86 (2.83%) WAN
6 81 (2.67%) Firewall
7 80 (2.64%) Internet
8 64 (2.11%) SAN
9 53 (1.75%) VoIP
10 47 (1.55%) VPN
11 43 (1.42%) SNMP
12 31 (1.02%) SMTP
13 29 (0.96%) FTP
14 26 (0.86%) Ethernet
14 26 (0.86%) SSL
15 23 (0.76%) OSPF
15 23 (0.76%) BGP
15 23 (0.76%) Broadband
15 23 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 112 (3.69%) MySQL
2 112 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 107 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 82 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 74 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 71 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 71 (2.34%) Oracle Database
7 60 (1.98%) RDBMS
8 55 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
9 34 (1.12%) MS Access
10 29 (0.96%) MongoDB
11 28 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (0.89%) NoSQL
13 25 (0.82%) SAP HANA
14 23 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.49%) SQLite
16 15 (0.49%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 108 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 100 (3.29%) Visual Studio
3 96 (3.16%) Maven
4 78 (2.57%) Git (software)
5 77 (2.54%) Jenkins
6 67 (2.21%) FitNesse
7 66 (2.17%) Subversion
8 62 (2.04%) Selenium
9 57 (1.88%) JUnit
10 56 (1.85%) Hudson
11 55 (1.81%) SpecFlow
12 54 (1.78%) JIRA
12 54 (1.78%) NUnit
13 43 (1.42%) Eclipse
14 37 (1.22%) TeamCity
15 33 (1.09%) Mockito
16 30 (0.99%) NetBeans
17 27 (0.89%) jMock
17 27 (0.89%) Cucumber
18 25 (0.82%) Ant
General
1 1432 (47.18%) Finance
2 598 (19.70%) Banking
3 422 (13.90%) Front Office
4 355 (11.70%) Retail
5 301 (9.92%) Investment Banking
6 156 (5.14%) Telecoms
7 152 (5.01%) Financial Institution
8 113 (3.72%) Retail Banking
9 90 (2.97%) Marketing
10 87 (2.87%) Manufacturing
11 79 (2.60%) Legal
12 46 (1.52%) Wholesale Banking
13 40 (1.32%) Games
14 36 (1.19%) Publishing
14 36 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
15 24 (0.79%) Law
16 23 (0.76%) Electronics
17 19 (0.63%) Advertising
17 19 (0.63%) Billing
18 18 (0.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 836 (27.55%) Developer
2 816 (26.89%) Analyst
3 364 (11.99%) Business Analyst
4 216 (7.12%) Consultant
4 216 (7.12%) Support Analyst
5 213 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 194 (6.39%) Applications Support
7 186 (6.13%) C# Developer
8 183 (6.03%) .NET Developer
9 152 (5.01%) Java Developer
10 136 (4.48%) Applications Support Analyst
11 129 (4.25%) Senior Developer
12 108 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
13 104 (3.43%) Architect
14 99 (3.26%) Software Developer
15 96 (3.16%) Support Engineer
16 93 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
17 65 (2.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 63 (2.08%) Junior
19 58 (1.91%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 600 (19.77%) .NET
2 351 (11.57%) HTML
3 336 (11.07%) ASP.NET
4 254 (8.37%) CSS
5 231 (7.61%) Web Services
6 228 (7.51%) XML
7 182 (6.00%) jQuery
8 181 (5.96%) .NET Framework
9 125 (4.12%) J2EE
10 123 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 118 (3.89%) Spring
12 109 (3.59%) HTML5
13 102 (3.36%) WPF
14 97 (3.20%) SOAP
15 93 (3.06%) AngularJS
16 90 (2.97%) Ajax
17 85 (2.80%) WCF
18 78 (2.57%) REST
19 73 (2.41%) WinForms
20 72 (2.37%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 282 (9.29%) Derivative
2 278 (9.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 259 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
4 217 (7.15%) Computer Science
5 195 (6.43%) Fixed Income
6 171 (5.63%) Equities
7 140 (4.61%) Management Information System
8 115 (3.79%) Hedge funds
9 111 (3.66%) Mobile App
10 100 (3.29%) Credit Risk
11 93 (3.06%) Mathematics
12 85 (2.80%) User Experience
13 71 (2.34%) Data Centre
14 67 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
15 60 (1.98%) Equity Derivative
16 52 (1.71%) Blog
17 51 (1.68%) Market Risk
18 46 (1.52%) Client/Server
19 44 (1.45%) Blackberry
19 44 (1.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 594 (19.57%) Windows
2 285 (9.39%) UNIX
3 269 (8.86%) Linux
4 121 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 107 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (3.49%) Windows 7
7 73 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (2.31%) Apple iOS
8 70 (2.31%) Android
9 52 (1.71%) Windows XP
10 46 (1.52%) Solaris
11 33 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.69%) AIX
13 16 (0.53%) Windows 2000
14 12 (0.40%) CentOS
15 7 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.099%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (13.97%) Project Management
3 275 (9.06%) SDLC
4 255 (8.40%) E-Commerce
5 242 (7.97%) TDD
6 241 (7.94%) ITIL
7 232 (7.64%) MVC
8 231 (7.61%) Business Analysis
9 227 (7.48%) Scrum
10 224 (7.38%) CRM
11 204 (6.72%) PRINCE2
11 204 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 203 (6.69%) Asset Management
13 202 (6.66%) OO
14 198 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 177 (5.83%) Migration
16 175 (5.77%) Analytics
17 161 (5.30%) Investment Management
18 150 (4.94%) Workflow
19 144 (4.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 970 (31.96%) SQL
2 613 (20.20%) C#
3 440 (14.50%) Java
4 367 (12.09%) JavaScript
5 186 (6.13%) T-SQL
6 116 (3.82%) PL/SQL
7 103 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 97 (3.20%) VB
9 93 (3.06%) Perl
10 78 (2.57%) PHP
11 76 (2.50%) Python
12 75 (2.47%) PowerShell
13 72 (2.37%) VBA
14 70 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 70 (2.31%) C++
15 59 (1.94%) C
16 29 (0.96%) VBScript
16 29 (0.96%) VB6
17 26 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 25 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 416 (13.71%) Degree
2 82 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 77 (2.54%) PMP
4 71 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (1.78%) ISEB
7 49 (1.61%) CCNA
8 33 (1.09%) CIMA
9 32 (1.05%) ACCA
9 32 (1.05%) CCNP
10 31 (1.02%) Security Cleared
11 30 (0.99%) SAP Certification
12 26 (0.86%) SC Cleared
13 25 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (0.82%) MCSE
14 23 (0.76%) ISTQB
15 20 (0.66%) APMP
15 20 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.63%) MCITP
17 15 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (5.86%) QA
2 72 (2.37%) EMIR
3 60 (1.98%) MiFID
4 57 (1.88%) SLA
5 53 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
6 43 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 39 (1.29%) Solvency II
8 31 (1.02%) COBIT
9 24 (0.79%) CRD IV
10 16 (0.53%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.26%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.13%) AIFMD
13 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 3 (0.099%) HL7
14 3 (0.099%) FATCA
15 2 (0.066%) COREP
15 2 (0.066%) FINREP
16 1 (0.033%) P3O
16 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
System Software
1 211 (6.95%) Active Directory
2 130 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (1.94%) XenApp
4 52 (1.71%) vSphere
5 37 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (1.15%) Hyper-V
7 26 (0.86%) VMware ESX
8 19 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.23%) XenServer
10 6 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.16%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.16%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.066%) UAG
13 2 (0.066%) vCloud
14 1 (0.033%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.033%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.033%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 72 (2.37%) SCCM
2 50 (1.65%) SCOM
3 26 (0.86%) WSUS
4 16 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.49%) Control-M
5 15 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (0.40%) SCVMM
7 11 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.33%) Puppet
9 9 (0.30%) MOM
9 9 (0.30%) Nagios
10 8 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (0.26%) Opsview
11 5 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.16%) Dollar Universe
12 4 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 615 (20.26%) Microsoft
2 434 (14.30%) Oracle
3 233 (7.68%) VMware
4 125 (4.12%) Citrix
5 117 (3.86%) Bloomberg
6 114 (3.76%) Cisco
7 110 (3.62%) SAP
8 77 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
9 72 (2.37%) IBM
10 70 (2.31%) HP
11 68 (2.24%) Sybase
12 58 (1.91%) Murex
13 51 (1.68%) SimCorp
14 49 (1.61%) SunGard
15 47 (1.55%) Charles River
16 37 (1.22%) Reuters
16 37 (1.22%) Pega
17 36 (1.19%) Google
18 34 (1.12%) Wall Street Systems
18 34 (1.12%) Calypso
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 55k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Unspecified Excellent earning potential
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum including excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £57000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Expenses
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vodafone
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + van + fuel card
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + van + fuel card
Posted: Yesterday
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + van + fuel card
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday