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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 281 218 215
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -3
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1093 1351 1390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.30% 1.32%
As % of the General category 2.41% 2.94% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 876 1020 1150
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,250 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £82,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
45384 45979 46144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.87% 44.08% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35892 35598 37081
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 £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -44 1044 £49,750 -0.50% 217
London -16 645 £55,000 -8.33% 125
City of London -24 153 £60,000 -7.69% 55
South East -102 125 £40,000 -3.03% 26
East of England +16 58 £30,000 -40.00% 3
North West -25 52 £44,000 +35.38% 20
West Midlands -11 48 £42,500 - 10
Surrey +2 39 £40,000 -6.97% 8
South West -24 38 £35,000 -6.66% 16
East Midlands +20 34 £47,500 +25.00% 8
Yorkshire -33 33 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Hampshire -44 33 £31,000 -11.42% 3
Berkshire -44 29 £32,500 -40.90% 4
Hertfordshire -15 28 £30,000 -40.00%
Manchester -17 27 £47,500 +49.60% 8
Wiltshire +12 19 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Cheshire -7 17 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Birmingham -15 17 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 16 £42,500 - 1
North East -1 16 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Tyne and Wear -2 16 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Scotland -6 16 £34,000 - 6
South Yorkshire -19 15 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 14 £53,458 +5.85% 1
Nottingham +5 14 £53,458 +5.85% 1
Essex +3 14 £27,500 -47.61% 1
Sheffield +1 14 £35,000 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire +16 13 £52,500 +7.69% 2
Staffordshire +8 13 £42,500 +70.00% 4
Welwyn Garden City +3 13 - -

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 946 (40.22%) Finance
2 600 (25.51%) SQL
3 535 (22.75%) Microsoft
4 484 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
5 462 (19.64%) SQL Server
6 439 (18.66%) Windows
7 434 (18.45%) C#
8 431 (18.32%) .NET
9 401 (17.05%) Banking
10 341 (14.50%) HTML
11 339 (14.41%) Front Office
12 301 (12.80%) Retail
13 300 (12.76%) JavaScript
14 267 (11.35%) Degree
15 266 (11.31%) Java
16 265 (11.27%) ITIL
17 262 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
18 260 (11.05%) E-Commerce
19 248 (10.54%) Oracle
20 243 (10.33%) VMware
20 243 (10.33%) Project Management
21 242 (10.29%) CSS
21 242 (10.29%) MS Excel
22 230 (9.78%) OO
22 230 (9.78%) ASP.NET
23 225 (9.57%) Investment Banking
24 218 (9.27%) MVC
25 215 (9.14%) Derivative
26 212 (9.01%) UNIX
27 210 (8.93%) Active Directory

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 165 (7.02%) IIS
2 141 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 127 (5.40%) MS Exchange
4 57 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (2.13%) Lync
6 44 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 42 (1.79%) CMS
8 41 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 41 (1.74%) Confluence
9 32 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 28 (1.19%) Apache
11 22 (0.94%) WebLogic
12 21 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
12 21 (0.89%) Drupal
13 20 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
15 17 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
15 17 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
16 16 (0.68%) JBoss
17 15 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 242 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 164 (6.97%) MS Office
3 48 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.94%) MS Project
6 14 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 30 (1.28%) thinkFolio
2 29 (1.23%) Rolfe and Nolan
2 29 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.89%) SAP CRM
4 15 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.60%) SAP SM
6 13 (0.55%) SimCorp Dimension
6 13 (0.55%) Summit
7 12 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.43%) TIBCO iProcess
10 9 (0.38%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.38%) Maximo
10 9 (0.38%) Kondor+
11 8 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.34%) Eikon
12 7 (0.30%) AWD
13 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.11%) Office 365
2 24 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (0.98%) SaaS
4 21 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.34%) Taleo
6 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.085%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.043%) Force.com
9 1 (0.043%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.043%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.043%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 119 (5.06%) Internet
2 110 (4.68%) WAN
3 104 (4.42%) Firewall
4 99 (4.21%) LAN
5 74 (3.15%) DNS
6 55 (2.34%) VPN
7 54 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
8 53 (2.25%) DHCP
9 51 (2.17%) SAN
10 46 (1.96%) TCP/IP
11 37 (1.57%) SSL
12 33 (1.40%) MPLS
13 32 (1.36%) Broadband
14 27 (1.15%) VoIP
14 27 (1.15%) FTP
15 24 (1.02%) 3G
15 24 (1.02%) VLAN
15 24 (1.02%) 4G
16 21 (0.89%) HTTP
17 20 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.42%) MySQL
3 81 (3.44%) Relational Database
4 80 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 61 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 55 (2.34%) Oracle Database
7 53 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (1.66%) RDBMS
10 37 (1.57%) RavenDB
11 33 (1.40%) Big Data
12 25 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (0.98%) DB2
14 20 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
16 18 (0.77%) MS Access
17 17 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
18 15 (0.64%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 98 (4.17%) NUnit
2 91 (3.87%) Git (software)
3 69 (2.93%) Visual Studio
4 67 (2.85%) JIRA
5 65 (2.76%) Cucumber
6 56 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 50 (2.13%) SpecFlow
8 40 (1.70%) Moq
9 39 (1.66%) Subversion
10 38 (1.62%) JUnit
11 37 (1.57%) ReSharper
11 37 (1.57%) WATIR
11 37 (1.57%) FitNesse
11 37 (1.57%) Rhino Mocks
11 37 (1.57%) NCrunch
12 35 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (1.40%) Maven
14 30 (1.28%) Eclipse
15 27 (1.15%) Selenium
16 24 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 946 (40.22%) Finance
2 401 (17.05%) Banking
3 339 (14.41%) Front Office
4 301 (12.80%) Retail
5 225 (9.57%) Investment Banking
6 102 (4.34%) Marketing
7 67 (2.85%) Telecoms
8 61 (2.59%) Legal
9 55 (2.34%) Financial Institution
10 41 (1.74%) Retail Banking
11 39 (1.66%) Billing
12 38 (1.62%) Advertising
13 31 (1.32%) Law
14 28 (1.19%) Games
15 24 (1.02%) Manufacturing
16 18 (0.77%) Publishing
16 18 (0.77%) French Language
17 17 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
18 14 (0.60%) Music Industry
19 13 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 698 (29.68%) Developer
2 520 (22.11%) Analyst
3 225 (9.57%) Business Analyst
4 193 (8.21%) Support Analyst
5 144 (6.12%) .NET Developer
6 143 (6.08%) Applications Support
7 136 (5.78%) C# Developer
8 123 (5.23%) Architect
9 122 (5.19%) Consultant
10 111 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 109 (4.63%) Project Manager
12 108 (4.59%) Administrator
13 102 (4.34%) Java Developer
14 85 (3.61%) Software Developer
15 79 (3.36%) Support Engineer
15 79 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
16 72 (3.06%) Applications Support Analyst
17 63 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
18 60 (2.55%) Junior
19 56 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (18.32%) .NET
2 341 (14.50%) HTML
3 242 (10.29%) CSS
4 230 (9.78%) ASP.NET
5 196 (8.33%) XML
6 183 (7.78%) jQuery
7 151 (6.42%) Web Services
8 139 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 111 (4.72%) .NET Framework
10 96 (4.08%) Ajax
11 93 (3.95%) J2EE
12 84 (3.57%) HTML5
13 77 (3.27%) MSMQ
14 75 (3.19%) Spring
15 68 (2.89%) WCF
16 64 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 63 (2.68%) NHibernate
18 59 (2.51%) WPF
19 57 (2.42%) AngularJS
20 54 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 262 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (9.14%) Derivative
3 190 (8.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 113 (4.80%) Fixed Income
4 113 (4.80%) Hedge funds
5 108 (4.59%) Equities
6 103 (4.38%) Mobile App
7 92 (3.91%) Computer Science
8 90 (3.83%) Open Source
9 71 (3.02%) Management Information System
10 67 (2.85%) Clustering
11 55 (2.34%) Credit Risk
12 51 (2.17%) Blog
13 50 (2.13%) Mathematics
14 49 (2.08%) Blackberry
15 47 (2.00%) SWIFT
16 44 (1.87%) User Experience
17 43 (1.83%) Smartphone
18 38 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
19 31 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 439 (18.66%) Windows
2 212 (9.01%) UNIX
3 193 (8.21%) Linux
4 106 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 76 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (2.59%) Apple iOS
9 59 (2.51%) Android
10 49 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 33 (1.40%) Windows 2000
12 31 (1.32%) CentOS
13 17 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 17 (0.72%) Solaris
14 8 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.26%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (11.27%) ITIL
3 260 (11.05%) E-Commerce
4 243 (10.33%) Project Management
5 230 (9.78%) OO
6 218 (9.27%) MVC
7 189 (8.04%) TDD
8 184 (7.82%) Scrum
9 162 (6.89%) Business Analysis
10 161 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
11 156 (6.63%) CRM
11 156 (6.63%) BDD
12 151 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 131 (5.57%) Asset Management
14 129 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 127 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
16 120 (5.10%) Risk Management
17 119 (5.06%) Change Management
18 117 (4.97%) PRINCE2
19 115 (4.89%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 600 (25.51%) SQL
2 434 (18.45%) C#
3 300 (12.76%) JavaScript
4 266 (11.31%) Java
5 93 (3.95%) VB.NET
6 87 (3.70%) PHP
7 80 (3.40%) Perl
8 79 (3.36%) PowerShell
9 77 (3.27%) T-SQL
10 75 (3.19%) VBA
11 66 (2.81%) Python
12 61 (2.59%) C++
13 58 (2.47%) PL/SQL
13 58 (2.47%) VB
14 48 (2.04%) Ruby
15 38 (1.62%) Shell Script
16 37 (1.57%) C
17 32 (1.36%) Bash Shell
18 26 (1.11%) Delphi
18 26 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 267 (11.35%) Degree
2 82 (3.49%) VCP4
3 57 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 44 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 42 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 40 (1.70%) MCSE
8 38 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (1.49%) PMP
10 30 (1.28%) ACCA
11 28 (1.19%) CIMA
12 26 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (0.94%) CCNP
14 18 (0.77%) MCSA
14 18 (0.77%) MCP
14 18 (0.77%) RHCE
15 17 (0.72%) ISEB
15 17 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.64%) ISTQB
17 13 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (6.59%) QA
2 107 (4.55%) SLA
3 28 (1.19%) COBIT
4 25 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (0.98%) EMIR
6 18 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
7 16 (0.68%) ISO 8583
7 16 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.64%) CRD IV
9 14 (0.60%) Solvency II
10 13 (0.55%) MiFID
11 7 (0.30%) FATCA
12 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.21%) COREP
13 5 (0.21%) FINREP
14 4 (0.17%) Basel III
15 3 (0.13%) AIFMD
16 1 (0.043%) UCITS
16 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
System Software
1 210 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 158 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.85%) vSphere
4 42 (1.79%) XenApp
5 40 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 29 (1.23%) Hyper-V
8 20 (0.85%) ISA Server
9 13 (0.55%) XenServer
10 11 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 8 (0.34%) Firmware
12 8 (0.34%) NDS
13 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.26%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.17%) Squid
16 4 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
16 4 (0.17%) Corosync
16 4 (0.17%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 33 (1.40%) SCOM
2 30 (1.28%) SCCM
3 25 (1.06%) Tivoli
3 25 (1.06%) Nagios
4 18 (0.77%) Cacti
4 18 (0.77%) HP SIM
5 17 (0.72%) WSUS
6 16 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (0.51%) ZABBIX
8 11 (0.47%) OpenView
8 11 (0.47%) Control-M
8 11 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 10 (0.43%) ARCserve
10 9 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (0.30%) CiscoWorks
12 6 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.17%) Legato
Vendors
1 535 (22.75%) Microsoft
2 248 (10.54%) Oracle
3 243 (10.33%) VMware
4 131 (5.57%) Citrix
5 90 (3.83%) SAP
6 89 (3.78%) Cisco
7 65 (2.76%) Bloomberg
8 63 (2.68%) Google
9 59 (2.51%) IBM
10 57 (2.42%) HP
11 49 (2.08%) SunGard
12 46 (1.96%) Dell
13 37 (1.57%) Endeca
13 37 (1.57%) RedPrairie
14 30 (1.28%) EMC
15 29 (1.23%) Sybase
16 28 (1.19%) F5
16 28 (1.19%) Wall Street Systems
17 24 (1.02%) Reuters
18 23 (0.98%) Symantec
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