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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
UK
Rank 322 268 285
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +17
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 793 1225 1161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.22% 1.11%
As % of the General category 2.29% 2.78% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 682 998 950
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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
34651 44010 45716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.27% 43.94% 43.56%
Number of salaries quoted 27882 35863 36812
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,791 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 January 2017 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -61 740 £60,000 +4.34% 108
London -64 494 £70,000 +7.69% 60
South East +43 101 £50,000 +25.00% 10
City of London -32 96 £75,000 +20.00% 25
South West +7 34 £42,500 +18.88% 4
Surrey +49 33 £47,500 +65.21% 3
North West -32 28 £34,750 +3.73% 9
Yorkshire -2 23 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Berkshire +38 20 £56,250 +18.42% 3
East of England +15 20 £40,000 +3.89% 6
Scotland +21 19 £40,000 -8.57% 2
West Yorkshire +14 19 £45,000 +5.26% 5
Manchester -41 18 £39,000 +20.00% 8
Oxfordshire +34 17 £62,000 +3.33% 1
West Midlands -13 17 £42,500 +8.69% 7
Wiltshire +7 16 £37,500 +2.73% 1
Glasgow +25 15 £40,000 +23.07%
East Midlands +6 14 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Hampshire +20 13 £37,856 -15.87%
Bristol +5 11 £51,500 +63.49% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 9 £29,750 -30.00%
Leeds +10 9 £42,500 -0.58% 3
Northern Ireland - 9 £55,000 - 1
Reading +40 8 £62,500 +28.20% 2
Oxford +34 8 £60,000 -14.28%
Woking +11 8 £51,250 +162.82% 1
Southampton +9 8 £37,856 -20.30%
Bradford +7 8 £47,788 +51.70%
Leicestershire +2 8 £43,750 +94.44% 1
Canary Wharf -17 8 £76,250 +52.50%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 789 (44.93%) Finance
2 583 (33.20%) SQL
3 386 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
4 355 (20.22%) Banking
5 310 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 303 (17.26%) Microsoft
7 295 (16.80%) C#
8 291 (16.57%) Windows
9 246 (14.01%) Project Management
10 242 (13.78%) Java
11 240 (13.67%) .NET
12 237 (13.50%) Front Office
13 226 (12.87%) Degree
14 225 (12.81%) Linux
15 213 (12.13%) Business Analysis
16 208 (11.85%) JavaScript
17 206 (11.73%) Oracle
18 196 (11.16%) MS Excel
19 169 (9.62%) Unix
19 169 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
20 165 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
21 164 (9.34%) VMware
22 151 (8.60%) ITIL
23 148 (8.43%) SDLC
24 145 (8.26%) XML
25 144 (8.20%) Windows Server
26 140 (7.97%) CRM
27 138 (7.86%) Scrum
28 134 (7.63%) Active Directory
29 132 (7.52%) Asset Management

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 62 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 52 (2.96%) Skype for Business
3 47 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 38 (2.16%) IIS
5 30 (1.71%) WebSphere
6 28 (1.59%) MQSeries
7 24 (1.37%) Apache
7 24 (1.37%) Confluence
7 24 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.85%) ArcGIS
10 15 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.74%) CMS
12 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.74%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.63%) GlassFish
14 11 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 196 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 108 (6.15%) MS Office
3 40 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 37 (2.11%) MS Project
5 10 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 26 (1.48%) Markit EDM
2 22 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.25%) thinkFolio
3 16 (0.91%) SAP CRM
4 11 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.51%) SAP BPC
6 9 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
7 8 (0.46%) Misys Opics
7 8 (0.46%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.40%) Summit
9 6 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.34%) Salerio
10 5 (0.28%) Advent Geneva
10 5 (0.28%) EQXanite
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
10 5 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.85%) SaaS
2 49 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.31%) Office 365
5 19 (1.08%) Google Play
5 19 (1.08%) iTunes
6 12 (0.68%) GitHub
6 12 (0.68%) Yammer
7 8 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (0.40%) IaaS
8 7 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
8 7 (0.40%) PaaS
9 6 (0.34%) FinancialForce.com
10 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.11%) Force.com
12 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.057%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.84%) Firewall
2 64 (3.64%) DNS
3 61 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 52 (2.96%) DHCP
5 44 (2.51%) WAN
6 43 (2.45%) LAN
7 34 (1.94%) VPN
8 31 (1.77%) SAN
9 28 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (1.48%) Internet
11 23 (1.31%) MPLS
12 22 (1.25%) Cisco PIX
13 17 (0.97%) SSL
14 15 (0.85%) NAS
15 14 (0.80%) FTP
15 14 (0.80%) Skype
15 14 (0.80%) Wireless
16 11 (0.63%) Network Security
17 10 (0.57%) BGP
18 9 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 78 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 51 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 50 (2.85%) MySQL
8 44 (2.51%) Relational Database
9 39 (2.22%) Big Data
10 37 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 37 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
13 27 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (1.25%) Oracle Database
14 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
15 21 (1.20%) DTS
15 21 (1.20%) Redis
16 19 (1.08%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 60 (3.42%) JIRA
2 58 (3.30%) Selenium
3 56 (3.19%) Git (software)
4 37 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 34 (1.94%) Jenkins
6 28 (1.59%) Cucumber
7 27 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (1.37%) JUnit
9 23 (1.31%) Maven
9 23 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 19 (1.08%) Subversion
11 16 (0.91%) HP UFT
12 13 (0.74%) NUnit
13 12 (0.68%) Ant
14 11 (0.63%) ERwin
15 10 (0.57%) SoapUI
15 10 (0.57%) SpecFlow
16 8 (0.46%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.46%) JBehave
16 8 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 789 (44.93%) Finance
2 355 (20.22%) Banking
3 237 (13.50%) Front Office
4 116 (6.61%) Investment Banking
5 87 (4.95%) Marketing
6 86 (4.90%) Retail
7 62 (3.53%) Legal
8 53 (3.02%) Telecoms
9 43 (2.45%) Financial Institution
10 37 (2.11%) Corporate Banking
11 32 (1.82%) Games
12 31 (1.77%) Music Industry
13 28 (1.59%) Advertising
14 27 (1.54%) Law
15 20 (1.14%) Private Banking
16 17 (0.97%) Manufacturing
17 10 (0.57%) Military
17 10 (0.57%) Publishing
18 8 (0.46%) Billing
18 8 (0.46%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 469 (26.71%) Analyst
2 434 (24.72%) Developer
3 224 (12.76%) Business Analyst
4 135 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 126 (7.18%) Support Analyst
6 124 (7.06%) Project Manager
7 115 (6.55%) Applications Support
8 105 (5.98%) .NET Developer
9 98 (5.58%) Architect
10 95 (5.41%) Java Developer
11 92 (5.24%) Consultant
12 76 (4.33%) Applications Support Analyst
12 76 (4.33%) SQL Developer
13 74 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
14 72 (4.10%) Financial Analyst
15 70 (3.99%) Senior Developer
16 57 (3.25%) IT Manager
17 45 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 45 (2.56%) Banking Analyst
18 43 (2.45%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (13.67%) .NET
2 145 (8.26%) XML
3 129 (7.35%) HTML
4 102 (5.81%) AngularJS
5 94 (5.35%) jQuery
6 91 (5.18%) CSS
7 89 (5.07%) WCF
8 77 (4.38%) WPF
9 68 (3.87%) ASP.NET
10 65 (3.70%) Web Services
11 54 (3.08%) Spring
12 52 (2.96%) FIX Protocol
13 51 (2.90%) .NET Framework
14 47 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
15 45 (2.56%) Middleware
16 43 (2.45%) JSON
17 42 (2.39%) Node.js
18 41 (2.33%) Entity Framework
19 40 (2.28%) JMS
20 35 (1.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 165 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (7.52%) Computer Science
3 118 (6.72%) Fixed Income
4 115 (6.55%) Derivative
5 84 (4.78%) Hedge funds
6 70 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 64 (3.64%) Management Information System
8 61 (3.47%) Equities
9 55 (3.13%) Fintech
10 45 (2.56%) Data Centre
11 44 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (2.51%) User Experience
12 40 (2.28%) Mathematics
13 39 (2.22%) SWIFT
14 35 (1.99%) Algorithms
15 29 (1.65%) Mobile App
16 28 (1.59%) Visualisation
17 24 (1.37%) Clustering
17 24 (1.37%) Data Structures
18 22 (1.25%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 291 (16.57%) Windows
2 225 (12.81%) Linux
3 169 (9.62%) Unix
4 144 (8.20%) Windows Server
5 76 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.11%) Solaris
8 34 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 25 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (1.20%) Windows 8
11 20 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (1.03%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.57%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.34%) Android
14 6 (0.34%) CentOS
15 5 (0.28%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.17%) Debian
16 3 (0.17%) Kali Linux
16 3 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (14.01%) Project Management
3 213 (12.13%) Business Analysis
4 169 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 151 (8.60%) ITIL
6 148 (8.43%) SDLC
7 140 (7.97%) CRM
8 138 (7.86%) Scrum
9 132 (7.52%) Asset Management
10 124 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
11 112 (6.38%) MVC
12 108 (6.15%) OO
13 105 (5.98%) PRINCE2
14 104 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
15 103 (5.87%) TDD
16 99 (5.64%) Web Development
17 96 (5.47%) E-Commerce
18 92 (5.24%) Investment Management
19 83 (4.73%) Software Engineering
20 81 (4.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 583 (33.20%) SQL
2 295 (16.80%) C#
3 242 (13.78%) Java
4 208 (11.85%) JavaScript
5 99 (5.64%) Python
6 77 (4.38%) PowerShell
7 69 (3.93%) T-SQL
8 64 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 56 (3.19%) C
10 55 (3.13%) Perl
10 55 (3.13%) Shell Script
11 51 (2.90%) C++
12 50 (2.85%) PHP
13 35 (1.99%) Bash Shell
14 29 (1.65%) VBA
15 26 (1.48%) Scala
16 25 (1.42%) Ruby
17 19 (1.08%) VB
18 15 (0.85%) VBScript
19 11 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 226 (12.87%) Degree
2 51 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (2.45%) CCNA
4 34 (1.94%) ISEB
5 30 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 22 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 20 (1.14%) CCNP
9 18 (1.03%) MCSE
10 17 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 17 (0.97%) PhD
11 14 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.68%) Postgraduate
13 11 (0.63%) CFA
14 10 (0.57%) PMP
15 9 (0.51%) MCP
16 7 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.34%) CISSP
18 5 (0.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (6.04%) QA
2 103 (5.87%) MiFID
3 65 (3.70%) SLA
4 28 (1.59%) EMIR
5 18 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.57%) FATCA
10 7 (0.40%) PMBOK
10 7 (0.40%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.28%) GCP
12 4 (0.23%) ISO20022
13 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.11%) Basel III
13 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.11%) UCITS
14 1 (0.057%) ISO15022
System Software
1 134 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 127 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.28%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.99%) vSphere
5 32 (1.82%) XenApp
6 23 (1.31%) Docker
7 18 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
7 18 (1.03%) ISA Server
7 18 (1.03%) Terminal Services
7 18 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (0.63%) NFS
8 11 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.51%) BlackBerry Internet Service
11 7 (0.40%) Gluster
11 7 (0.40%) iptables
12 6 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.34%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.23%) Firmware
14 3 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (3.42%) SCCM
2 56 (3.19%) SCOM
3 29 (1.65%) WSUS
4 24 (1.37%) Control-M
5 22 (1.25%) Puppet
6 21 (1.20%) Ansible
7 20 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 19 (1.08%) MOM
9 15 (0.85%) Nagios
9 15 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.51%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.40%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (0.28%) HP SIM
14 4 (0.23%) vMotion
15 3 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
15 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
15 3 (0.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 303 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 206 (11.73%) Oracle
3 164 (9.34%) VMware
4 75 (4.27%) Cisco
5 64 (3.64%) HP
6 63 (3.59%) Citrix
7 58 (3.30%) SAP
8 50 (2.85%) IBM
9 37 (2.11%) Google
10 36 (2.05%) Bloomberg
11 34 (1.94%) Charles River
11 34 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (1.94%) Sybase
12 28 (1.59%) Apple
13 27 (1.54%) Sun
14 26 (1.48%) Murex
15 25 (1.42%) BT
15 25 (1.42%) Red Box
16 24 (1.37%) F5
17 21 (1.20%) Red Hat
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000.00 - £31500.00 per annum + Outstanding Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 per annum + car
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus discretionary bonus and benefit
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
onezeero.
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + 20% bonus + other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + c.35% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Sevenoaks, Kent
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £51000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £47000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Amazing Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Craigavon, County Armagh
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago