The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 222 220 172
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -48
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1535 1435 1972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.30% 1.58%
As % of the General category 2.93% 3.00% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1216 1154 1649
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
52419 47835 55978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.06% 43.30% 44.90%
Number of salaries quoted 40595 37822 47000
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +4 1434 £50,500 +6.31% 72
London -7 872 £60,000 +4.34% 39
City of London +24 281 £65,000 +8.33% 14
South East +14 256 £35,000 -7.89% 9
East of England -13 64 £40,000 +6.66% 3
North West -29 64 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Hampshire +1 63 £32,500 -21.68% 4
South West -7 55 £37,500 -16.66% 6
East Midlands -13 51 £40,929 +43.60% 1
Berkshire +19 50 £72,500 +61.11% 1
Surrey +13 46 £65,000 +109.67% 2
Yorkshire -10 44 £40,000 +77.77% 3
Manchester -13 44 £29,000 -17.14% 1
West Midlands -17 41 £53,750 +65.38% 7
Reading +18 34 £75,000 +100.00%
Nottingham +31 31 £40,857 -25.71%
Nottinghamshire +20 31 £40,857 -25.71%
Hertfordshire +13 31 £55,000 +15.78%
Buckinghamshire +10 31 £30,000 -13.04%
Scotland -14 30 £34,500 -40.00% 1
Birmingham -6 29 £55,000 +15.78%
Wiltshire +1 25 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Brighton 0 25 £30,000 -41.46%
East Sussex -7 25 £30,000 -25.00% 2
West Yorkshire -13 19 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Hemel Hempstead +9 18 £60,000 +17.07%
South Yorkshire +7 17 £32,000 +14.28%
Chertsey - 17 - - 1
Milton Keynes +16 16 £35,500 +10.93%
Glasgow -9 16 £58,000 -3.33%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1195 (41.94%) Finance
2 829 (29.10%) SQL
3 609 (21.38%) .NET
4 608 (21.34%) Banking
5 568 (19.94%) SQL Server
6 562 (19.73%) Windows
7 544 (19.09%) C#
8 509 (17.87%) Retail
9 490 (17.20%) Microsoft
10 470 (16.50%) Front Office
11 405 (14.22%) Degree
12 369 (12.95%) Oracle
13 367 (12.88%) Project Management
14 362 (12.71%) HTML
15 359 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
16 345 (12.11%) Investment Banking
17 324 (11.37%) ASP.NET
18 319 (11.20%) JavaScript
19 305 (10.71%) Java
20 283 (9.93%) MS Excel
20 283 (9.93%) Scrum
21 264 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
22 258 (9.06%) XML
23 250 (8.78%) CSS
23 250 (8.78%) E-Commerce
24 248 (8.70%) ITIL
25 241 (8.46%) Linux
26 232 (8.14%) Derivative
27 228 (8.00%) Business Analysis
28 225 (7.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 148 (5.19%) IIS
2 108 (3.79%) SharePoint
3 87 (3.05%) MS Exchange
4 78 (2.74%) CMS
5 73 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 68 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 49 (1.72%) Apache
8 43 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
9 33 (1.16%) WebSphere
10 30 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 22 (0.77%) IBM Notes
13 21 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
13 21 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
13 21 (0.74%) Umbraco
14 18 (0.63%) Confluence
15 14 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 283 (9.93%) MS Excel
2 152 (5.34%) MS Office
3 47 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.81%) MS Project
6 8 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.035%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 34 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.02%) Summit
3 28 (0.98%) LatentZero
4 25 (0.88%) Google Analytics
5 23 (0.81%) Markit EDM
6 21 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
7 14 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
8 13 (0.46%) Endur
8 13 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.42%) Maximo
10 9 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
10 9 (0.32%) SAP CO
10 9 (0.32%) Kondor+
10 9 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
11 8 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (0.70%) SaaS
3 13 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.39%) PaaS
4 11 (0.39%) GitHub
5 8 (0.28%) Google Apps
6 6 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.035%) Force.com
7 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.035%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 109 (3.83%) DNS
2 85 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 83 (2.91%) DHCP
4 80 (2.81%) Firewall
5 73 (2.56%) WAN
6 72 (2.53%) LAN
7 66 (2.32%) Internet
8 55 (1.93%) FTP
9 51 (1.79%) VPN
10 48 (1.68%) SAN
11 39 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
12 38 (1.33%) SMTP
13 37 (1.30%) 3G
14 30 (1.05%) Network Security
14 30 (1.05%) SNMP
15 29 (1.02%) HTTP
16 27 (0.95%) Intranet
17 26 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (0.88%) VoIP
18 25 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 568 (19.94%) SQL Server
2 195 (6.84%) MySQL
3 137 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 112 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 110 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 76 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 73 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 67 (2.35%) Oracle Database
9 57 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 45 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
11 38 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
12 36 (1.26%) MS Access
13 32 (1.12%) Data Mining
14 23 (0.81%) DB2
15 20 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (0.56%) Big Data
18 13 (0.46%) OLAP
18 13 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
18 13 (0.46%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 95 (3.33%) Subversion
2 84 (2.95%) Visual Studio
3 71 (2.49%) JIRA
4 65 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (2.04%) NUnit
6 54 (1.90%) Selenium
7 52 (1.83%) Maven
8 42 (1.47%) FitNesse
8 42 (1.47%) SpecFlow
9 35 (1.23%) Eclipse
10 32 (1.12%) Git (software)
11 31 (1.09%) TeamCity
12 26 (0.91%) JUnit
13 25 (0.88%) Jenkins
14 24 (0.84%) WebDriver
15 22 (0.77%) EasyMock
16 19 (0.67%) Ant
16 19 (0.67%) Mercurial
17 15 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
17 15 (0.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 1195 (41.94%) Finance
2 608 (21.34%) Banking
3 509 (17.87%) Retail
4 470 (16.50%) Front Office
5 345 (12.11%) Investment Banking
6 190 (6.67%) Marketing
7 134 (4.70%) Retail Banking
8 121 (4.25%) Telecoms
9 63 (2.21%) Billing
10 58 (2.04%) Financial Institution
11 51 (1.79%) Legal
12 44 (1.54%) Games
13 35 (1.23%) French Language
13 35 (1.23%) Law
14 30 (1.05%) German Language
14 30 (1.05%) General Ledger
15 28 (0.98%) Local Government
16 20 (0.70%) Music Industry
17 18 (0.63%) Publishing
18 14 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 758 (26.61%) Developer
1 758 (26.61%) Analyst
2 476 (16.71%) Business Analyst
3 221 (7.76%) Project Manager
4 174 (6.11%) .NET Developer
5 173 (6.07%) Consultant
6 152 (5.34%) Senior Developer
7 145 (5.09%) Support Analyst
8 140 (4.91%) Applications Support
9 128 (4.49%) C# Developer
10 111 (3.90%) Administrator
11 109 (3.83%) Java Developer
12 99 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
13 92 (3.23%) Software Developer
13 92 (3.23%) Architect
14 68 (2.39%) Systems Administrator
15 67 (2.35%) Applications Support Analyst
16 66 (2.32%) PHP Developer
16 66 (2.32%) Banking Business Analyst
16 66 (2.32%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (21.38%) .NET
2 362 (12.71%) HTML
3 324 (11.37%) ASP.NET
4 258 (9.06%) XML
5 250 (8.78%) CSS
6 184 (6.46%) Web Services
7 174 (6.11%) jQuery
8 138 (4.84%) Ajax
9 120 (4.21%) WCF
10 119 (4.18%) Spring
11 118 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 98 (3.44%) .NET Framework
12 98 (3.44%) HTML5
13 94 (3.30%) J2EE
14 79 (2.77%) Hibernate
15 76 (2.67%) MSMQ
16 72 (2.53%) WPF
17 64 (2.25%) XHTML
17 64 (2.25%) SOAP
18 55 (1.93%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 232 (8.14%) Derivative
2 225 (7.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 167 (5.86%) Computer Science
4 155 (5.44%) Equities
5 146 (5.12%) Fixed Income
6 142 (4.98%) Hedge funds
7 104 (3.65%) Management Information System
8 95 (3.33%) Credit Risk
9 80 (2.81%) Open Source
10 65 (2.28%) SWIFT
11 64 (2.25%) Mobile App
12 61 (2.14%) Clustering
13 60 (2.11%) Market Risk
14 56 (1.97%) Reference Data
15 49 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
16 44 (1.54%) Mathematics
17 41 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
18 40 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 38 (1.33%) EPoS
20 37 (1.30%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 562 (19.73%) Windows
2 241 (8.46%) Linux
3 189 (6.63%) UNIX
4 129 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (4.14%) Windows 7
6 91 (3.19%) Windows XP
7 59 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 42 (1.47%) Android
10 39 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 38 (1.33%) Windows 2000
12 25 (0.88%) Solaris
13 24 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.53%) CentOS
16 14 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
17 12 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.42%) AIX
18 11 (0.39%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (12.88%) Project Management
2 359 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (9.93%) Scrum
4 264 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 250 (8.78%) E-Commerce
6 248 (8.70%) ITIL
7 228 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 209 (7.34%) PRINCE2
9 194 (6.81%) Risk Management
10 187 (6.56%) MVC
11 181 (6.35%) Asset Management
12 175 (6.14%) Programme Management
13 170 (5.97%) OO
14 169 (5.93%) TDD
15 154 (5.41%) CRM
16 139 (4.88%) Data Modelling
17 129 (4.53%) Investment Management
18 117 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
18 117 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
18 117 (4.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 829 (29.10%) SQL
2 544 (19.09%) C#
3 319 (11.20%) JavaScript
4 305 (10.71%) Java
5 149 (5.23%) T-SQL
6 109 (3.83%) PowerShell
7 104 (3.65%) PHP
8 79 (2.77%) PL/SQL
9 77 (2.70%) VB.NET
10 68 (2.39%) C++
11 58 (2.04%) VBA
12 55 (1.93%) Perl
13 45 (1.58%) VB
14 40 (1.40%) Python
15 38 (1.33%) Delphi
15 38 (1.33%) Ruby
16 36 (1.26%) VBScript
17 32 (1.12%) PHP5
18 29 (1.02%) C
19 22 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 405 (14.22%) Degree
2 172 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 145 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 100 (3.51%) PMI Certification
5 94 (3.30%) PMP
6 85 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (2.14%) ISEB
8 54 (1.90%) ISTQB
9 46 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (1.54%) MCSE
11 39 (1.37%) CCNP
12 35 (1.23%) MCP
13 31 (1.09%) CCNA
14 30 (1.05%) MCSA
15 28 (0.98%) ACCA
16 27 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
17 26 (0.91%) CIMA
18 24 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
19 22 (0.77%) MCITP
20 20 (0.70%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (7.69%) QA
2 115 (4.04%) SLA
3 73 (2.56%) Solvency II
4 50 (1.76%) EMIR
5 40 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
6 37 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 32 (1.12%) FATCA
7 32 (1.12%) MiFID
8 27 (0.95%) COBIT
9 21 (0.74%) Basel III
10 20 (0.70%) CRD IV
11 17 (0.60%) ISO 9001
11 17 (0.60%) PCI DSS
12 9 (0.32%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.18%) HL7
13 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 4 (0.14%) Basel II
15 3 (0.11%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.11%) COREP
15 3 (0.11%) FINREP
System Software
1 191 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 110 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (2.00%) XenApp
4 39 (1.37%) VMware ESX
5 26 (0.91%) vSphere
6 22 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 21 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
8 20 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.67%) XenServer
10 17 (0.60%) ProxySG
11 16 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.25%) OCFS2
14 6 (0.21%) vCloud
15 5 (0.18%) Xen
15 5 (0.18%) Squid
15 5 (0.18%) KVM
15 5 (0.18%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 48 (1.68%) SCCM
2 23 (0.81%) Nagios
3 16 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (0.56%) Tivoli
4 15 (0.53%) Data Guard
5 14 (0.49%) OpenView
5 14 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 13 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
7 12 (0.42%) Puppet
7 12 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (0.39%) MOM
8 11 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 9 (0.32%) Legato
9 9 (0.32%) WSUS
9 9 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.28%) HP NNM
11 7 (0.25%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 490 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 369 (12.95%) Oracle
3 174 (6.11%) VMware
4 121 (4.25%) HP
5 119 (4.18%) Cisco
6 102 (3.58%) Citrix
7 81 (2.84%) Bloomberg
8 73 (2.56%) IBM
8 73 (2.56%) SAP
9 66 (2.32%) SunGard
10 53 (1.86%) Google
11 51 (1.79%) Calypso
12 41 (1.44%) Reuters
13 40 (1.40%) Sybase
14 38 (1.33%) Murex
15 35 (1.23%) Apple
16 31 (1.09%) Dell
16 31 (1.09%) Charles River
17 30 (1.05%) Pega
17 30 (1.05%) Remedy
Bournemouth, Dorset
Rock Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 50 minutes ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £120000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum OTE + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + full Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parham Consulting Ltd
Salary: discretionary bonus and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £28k - 35k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday