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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 258 231 189
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -42
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1243 1379 1704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.25% 1.55%
As % of the General category 2.52% 2.84% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 969 1033 1408
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
49317 48558 48883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.28% 43.88% 44.34%
Number of salaries quoted 39270 38364 40364
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 21 November 2014 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 21 November 2014. 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 -40 1155 £50,000 +3.09% 143
London -34 663 £58,500 +6.36% 81
South East +6 195 £42,500 -5.55% 10
City of London 0 175 £60,000 +4.34% 30
North West -17 80 £34,000 +4.61% 13
South West +11 75 £40,000 -15.78% 9
Scotland +46 66 £34,000 -24.44% 11
Hampshire +28 59 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Berkshire -6 56 £35,000 -30.00%
Manchester -10 51 £32,500 +8.33% 8
East of England -36 46 £48,750 +39.28% 5
Portsmouth +7 43 £43,000 +1.17%
Edinburgh +29 40 £33,000 +8.19% 7
West Midlands -15 40 £46,250 +2.77% 8
Reading +2 39 £55,000 +10.00%
East Midlands +22 37 £50,000 +53.84% 6
Wiltshire +9 27 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Cheshire 0 27 £35,000 -2.77% 3
Surrey -2 26 £34,000 -47.69% 2
Hertfordshire -20 24 £62,500 +78.57% 1
Oxfordshire +30 23 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Birmingham -8 22 £70,000 +40.00% 2
Yorkshire -60 22 £30,000 -21.05% 8
Glasgow +23 21 £45,500 +40.00% 2
Dorset - 20 £47,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire +30 18 £43,674 -20.59% 4
Nottingham +22 18 £43,674 -20.59% 4
Wilmslow - 14 £34,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead 0 13 £45,000 -10.00%
West Sussex -6 13 £45,000 -7.21%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 1055 (41.37%) Finance
2 729 (28.59%) SQL
3 560 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
4 547 (21.45%) Microsoft
5 493 (19.33%) SQL Server
6 474 (18.59%) C#
7 439 (17.22%) Banking
8 428 (16.78%) .NET
9 418 (16.39%) Windows
10 412 (16.16%) HTML
11 383 (15.02%) Java
12 381 (14.94%) Front Office
13 374 (14.67%) JavaScript
14 314 (12.31%) Project Management
15 309 (12.12%) Retail
16 308 (12.08%) Degree
17 306 (12.00%) XML
18 301 (11.80%) Derivative
19 299 (11.73%) Oracle
20 293 (11.49%) MS Excel
21 289 (11.33%) OO
22 282 (11.06%) CSS
23 269 (10.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 258 (10.12%) E-Commerce
25 257 (10.08%) ASP.NET
26 252 (9.88%) MVC
27 249 (9.76%) ITIL
28 246 (9.65%) UNIX
29 242 (9.49%) Investment Banking
30 234 (9.18%) Analytical Skills

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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
1 213 (8.35%) IIS
2 149 (5.84%) SharePoint
3 94 (3.69%) MS Exchange
4 82 (3.22%) Confluence
5 48 (1.88%) WebSphere
6 47 (1.84%) Tomcat
7 43 (1.69%) CMS
8 41 (1.61%) Apache
9 36 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 33 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 31 (1.22%) Lync
12 30 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 29 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 28 (1.10%) WebLogic
15 22 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
16 18 (0.71%) JBoss
17 15 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
18 14 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
19 13 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
20 12 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 293 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 135 (5.29%) MS Office
3 47 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (1.10%) MS Project
6 15 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.039%) SPSS
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (0.75%) Maximo
2 18 (0.71%) Summit
3 17 (0.67%) SAP CRM
3 17 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.67%) SAP ERP
3 17 (0.67%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 15 (0.59%) Kondor+
5 14 (0.55%) Endur
6 13 (0.51%) LatentZero
6 13 (0.51%) Markit EDM
7 12 (0.47%) TIBCO iProcess
7 12 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
7 12 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
7 12 (0.47%) SAP SM
8 10 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.35%) SAP CO
10 8 (0.31%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.51%) SaaS
4 7 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.20%) CloudFront
5 5 (0.20%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.16%) Office 365
7 2 (0.078%) Trello
7 2 (0.078%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.039%) Responsys
8 1 (0.039%) GitHub
8 1 (0.039%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 113 (4.43%) Internet
2 87 (3.41%) WAN
3 79 (3.10%) LAN
4 78 (3.06%) Firewall
5 57 (2.24%) VPN
5 57 (2.24%) DNS
5 57 (2.24%) SAN
6 54 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
7 52 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 44 (1.73%) DHCP
9 43 (1.69%) VoIP
10 28 (1.10%) FTP
11 26 (1.02%) Broadband
12 25 (0.98%) IPsec
12 25 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (0.94%) VLAN
14 23 (0.90%) SSL
14 23 (0.90%) MPLS
15 22 (0.86%) HTTP
15 22 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 175 (6.86%) Relational Database
3 115 (4.51%) MySQL
4 107 (4.20%) RDBMS
5 81 (3.18%) RavenDB
6 76 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 65 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 57 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 51 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 51 (2.00%) Oracle Database
10 46 (1.80%) DB2
11 40 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
12 36 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
13 30 (1.18%) Big Data
14 29 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
15 20 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
16 18 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
17 14 (0.55%) MS Access
17 14 (0.55%) Data Mining
18 13 (0.51%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 156 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 116 (4.55%) NUnit
3 103 (4.04%) JIRA
4 97 (3.80%) Cucumber
5 93 (3.65%) TeamCity
6 87 (3.41%) Moq
7 82 (3.22%) WATIR
8 81 (3.18%) ReSharper
8 81 (3.18%) Rhino Mocks
8 81 (3.18%) NCrunch
9 64 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 61 (2.39%) Visual Studio
11 54 (2.12%) Subversion
12 53 (2.08%) Selenium
13 45 (1.76%) JUnit
14 41 (1.61%) Maven
15 33 (1.29%) Mockito
16 25 (0.98%) jMock
17 19 (0.75%) FitNesse
17 19 (0.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 1055 (41.37%) Finance
2 439 (17.22%) Banking
3 381 (14.94%) Front Office
4 309 (12.12%) Retail
5 242 (9.49%) Investment Banking
6 76 (2.98%) Marketing
7 74 (2.90%) Telecoms
8 44 (1.73%) Legal
9 41 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.37%) Retail Banking
11 32 (1.25%) German Language
12 28 (1.10%) French Language
13 24 (0.94%) Music Industry
14 23 (0.90%) Games
15 22 (0.86%) Publishing
15 22 (0.86%) Billing
16 21 (0.82%) Advertising
17 19 (0.75%) Law
18 18 (0.71%) Manufacturing
19 17 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 769 (30.16%) Developer
2 614 (24.08%) Analyst
3 314 (12.31%) Business Analyst
4 166 (6.51%) Support Analyst
5 157 (6.16%) Architect
5 157 (6.16%) .NET Developer
6 144 (5.65%) C# Developer
7 135 (5.29%) Project Manager
8 130 (5.10%) Consultant
9 114 (4.47%) Applications Support
9 114 (4.47%) Java Developer
10 107 (4.20%) Senior Developer
11 96 (3.76%) Administrator
12 91 (3.57%) Software Developer
13 80 (3.14%) Lead Developer
14 78 (3.06%) Junior
15 75 (2.94%) Support Engineer
16 73 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
17 71 (2.78%) Applications Support Analyst
18 69 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (16.78%) .NET
2 412 (16.16%) HTML
3 306 (12.00%) XML
4 282 (11.06%) CSS
5 257 (10.08%) ASP.NET
6 219 (8.59%) jQuery
7 175 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 167 (6.55%) .NET Framework
9 166 (6.51%) Web Services
10 117 (4.59%) J2EE
11 112 (4.39%) Spring
12 110 (4.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 106 (4.16%) MSMQ
14 105 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 97 (3.80%) Ajax
16 91 (3.57%) NHibernate
17 88 (3.45%) WCF
18 85 (3.33%) Hibernate
19 82 (3.22%) Dapper ORM
20 81 (3.18%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 301 (11.80%) Derivative
2 269 (10.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 234 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
4 155 (6.08%) Fixed Income
5 144 (5.65%) Equities
6 117 (4.59%) Hedge funds
7 73 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 67 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 66 (2.59%) Credit Risk
10 63 (2.47%) Open Source
11 56 (2.20%) Clustering
12 55 (2.16%) Mobile App
13 53 (2.08%) SWIFT
14 46 (1.80%) Blackberry
15 44 (1.73%) Equity Derivative
15 44 (1.73%) Mathematics
16 33 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
17 32 (1.25%) User Experience
18 29 (1.14%) Smartphone
19 28 (1.10%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 418 (16.39%) Windows
2 246 (9.65%) UNIX
3 227 (8.90%) Linux
4 86 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (3.14%) Windows 7
6 73 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 68 (2.67%) Windows XP
8 48 (1.88%) Android
9 42 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 30 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (1.02%) CentOS
12 25 (0.98%) Windows 2000
12 25 (0.98%) Solaris
13 16 (0.63%) HPUX
14 15 (0.59%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.31%) AIX
17 5 (0.20%) Debian
17 5 (0.20%) Fedora
17 5 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (12.31%) Project Management
3 289 (11.33%) OO
4 258 (10.12%) E-Commerce
5 252 (9.88%) MVC
6 249 (9.76%) ITIL
7 229 (8.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 227 (8.90%) Scrum
9 208 (8.16%) TDD
10 188 (7.37%) Business Analysis
11 186 (7.29%) Mentoring
12 168 (6.59%) CRM
13 163 (6.39%) Investment Management
14 161 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
15 156 (6.12%) Asset Management
16 152 (5.96%) BDD
17 150 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
18 127 (4.98%) Data Modelling
19 125 (4.90%) ERP
19 125 (4.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 729 (28.59%) SQL
2 474 (18.59%) C#
3 383 (15.02%) Java
4 374 (14.67%) JavaScript
5 118 (4.63%) VB.NET
6 100 (3.92%) Ruby
7 90 (3.53%) T-SQL
8 83 (3.25%) PHP
9 80 (3.14%) Perl
10 76 (2.98%) VBA
11 75 (2.94%) C++
12 67 (2.63%) PL/SQL
13 66 (2.59%) Python
14 55 (2.16%) C
15 50 (1.96%) PowerShell
16 47 (1.84%) Delphi
17 41 (1.61%) Shell Script
18 36 (1.41%) VB
19 35 (1.37%) Bash Shell
20 11 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 308 (12.08%) Degree
2 108 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 76 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (1.80%) ISEB
6 35 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 30 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 26 (1.02%) MCP
9 20 (0.78%) PMP
10 18 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.59%) MCSE
11 15 (0.59%) CCNP
12 13 (0.51%) RHCE
13 11 (0.43%) CFA
13 11 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
13 11 (0.43%) MCSA
13 11 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (5.69%) QA
2 144 (5.65%) SLA
3 59 (2.31%) EMIR
4 55 (2.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 20 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.67%) MiFID
8 15 (0.59%) FATCA
9 14 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.47%) UCITS
11 11 (0.43%) Basel III
11 11 (0.43%) Solvency II
12 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (0.31%) CRD IV
14 7 (0.27%) COBIT
15 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
16 3 (0.12%) WCAG
16 3 (0.12%) WAI
17 2 (0.078%) IAS 39
17 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 176 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 109 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.61%) VMware ESX
4 39 (1.53%) vSphere
5 35 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (1.33%) XenApp
7 26 (1.02%) Firmware
8 22 (0.86%) Hyper-V
9 18 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 11 (0.43%) ISA Server
11 9 (0.35%) XenServer
11 9 (0.35%) MDaemon
12 8 (0.31%) NDS
13 7 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.24%) Squid
14 6 (0.24%) Corosync
15 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
16 3 (0.12%) Samba
Systems Management
1 30 (1.18%) SCCM
2 28 (1.10%) SCOM
3 25 (0.98%) Nagios
4 21 (0.82%) Tivoli
5 19 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 19 (0.75%) Cacti
6 18 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 16 (0.63%) HP SIM
8 14 (0.55%) WSUS
9 12 (0.47%) Backup Exec
10 11 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.39%) OpenView
11 10 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.27%) Control-M
12 7 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
12 7 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.20%) Puppet
13 5 (0.20%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 547 (21.45%) Microsoft
2 299 (11.73%) Oracle
3 181 (7.10%) VMware
4 113 (4.43%) Bloomberg
5 87 (3.41%) Citrix
6 81 (3.18%) Endeca
6 81 (3.18%) RedPrairie
7 77 (3.02%) IBM
8 71 (2.78%) Cisco
9 66 (2.59%) SAP
10 58 (2.27%) HP
11 46 (1.80%) Calypso
12 44 (1.73%) Reuters
13 39 (1.53%) thinkFolio
14 38 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 37 (1.45%) Charles River
16 35 (1.37%) Symantec
16 35 (1.37%) Sybase
17 32 (1.25%) Google
18 26 (1.02%) F5
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J.P. Morgan TS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
J.P. Morgan TS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
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Salary: £36000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus & bens
Posted: Yesterday
Newton Abbot, Devon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits , Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000.00 - £72000.00 per annum + 20% bonus + excellent benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
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