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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 255 216 160
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -56
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1262 1426 2094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.34% 1.81%
As % of the General category 2.52% 2.96% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 991 1087 1722
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%

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
50066 48140 52336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.73% 45.12% 45.16%
Number of salaries quoted 38614 38226 43474
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 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -38 1173 £55,000 +10.00% 167
London -50 682 £60,000 +4.34% 101
South East +6 200 £45,000 +5.88% 20
City of London -38 177 £60,000 - 39
North West -36 78 £34,000 -2.85% 18
East of England -56 75 £50,000 +13.63% 7
Hampshire +32 72 £42,500 - 5
South West +16 69 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Portsmouth +9 61 £42,500 - 3
Berkshire -25 59 £70,000 +55.55% 5
Scotland +20 57 £34,000 -24.44% 7
West Midlands -6 50 £70,000 +75.00% 1
Reading -12 43 £70,000 +55.55% 5
Manchester -6 40 £31,000 -11.42% 16
Dorset +31 38 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Hertfordshire -38 38 £70,000 +53.00% 2
Birmingham +11 37 £70,000 +55.55%
Hemel Hempstead -11 33 £70,000 +75.00% 1
Yorkshire -27 32 £35,000 -7.89% 8
Surrey +5 31 £36,500 -23.15% 2
East Midlands +12 28 £40,857 +2.14% 1
Cheshire -21 28 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Glasgow +16 27 £42,500 +9.67% 4
Bournemouth +13 25 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Wiltshire +13 20 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Edinburgh 0 20 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Cambridgeshire +10 17 £37,000 +23.33% 2
Nottinghamshire +12 16 £40,857 -22.17%
Nottingham +11 16 £40,857 -6.07%
Cambridge +3 16 £37,000 -1.33%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1218 (43.59%) Finance
2 831 (29.74%) SQL
3 663 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
4 543 (19.43%) SQL Server
4 543 (19.43%) Microsoft
5 506 (18.11%) Banking
6 504 (18.04%) C#
7 483 (17.29%) .NET
8 458 (16.39%) Windows
9 436 (15.60%) HTML
10 425 (15.21%) Java
11 421 (15.07%) Degree
12 388 (13.89%) JavaScript
13 385 (13.78%) Retail
14 376 (13.46%) Front Office
15 375 (13.42%) Project Management
16 352 (12.60%) XML
17 346 (12.38%) Oracle
18 323 (11.56%) Derivative
19 319 (11.42%) MS Excel
20 305 (10.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 294 (10.52%) CSS
22 291 (10.42%) OO
23 289 (10.34%) ASP.NET
24 275 (9.84%) Scrum
25 273 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
26 264 (9.45%) Investment Banking
27 263 (9.41%) E-Commerce
28 260 (9.31%) MVC
29 256 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 200 (7.16%) IIS
2 122 (4.37%) SharePoint
3 82 (2.93%) MS Exchange
4 74 (2.65%) Confluence
5 67 (2.40%) CMS
6 60 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 50 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 48 (1.72%) Apache
9 36 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 36 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 24 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
11 20 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (0.72%) Lync
12 19 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.50%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 319 (11.42%) MS Excel
2 132 (4.72%) MS Office
3 44 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 32 (1.15%) MS Project
5 27 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (0.93%) Summit
2 25 (0.89%) Kondor+
3 20 (0.72%) Endur
3 20 (0.72%) Google Analytics
4 18 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.57%) Maximo
5 16 (0.57%) LatentZero
6 14 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.43%) Magento
7 12 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
7 12 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.36%) SAP CO
8 10 (0.36%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 9 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
10 8 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
10 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
11 7 (0.25%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.54%) SaaS
4 9 (0.32%) PaaS
5 7 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.21%) Office 365
7 5 (0.18%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.18%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.14%) GitHub
9 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.072%) Trello
10 2 (0.072%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.036%) Responsys
11 1 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.036%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.86%) SAN
2 78 (2.79%) Internet
3 69 (2.47%) DNS
4 67 (2.40%) WAN
5 65 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 61 (2.18%) Firewall
7 58 (2.08%) LAN
8 52 (1.86%) DHCP
9 48 (1.72%) VPN
10 45 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (1.22%) HTTP
12 29 (1.04%) VoIP
13 26 (0.93%) IPsec
14 25 (0.89%) FTP
15 22 (0.79%) Intranet
16 21 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (0.75%) NAS
17 18 (0.64%) MPLS
18 17 (0.61%) SSL
18 17 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (19.43%) SQL Server
2 208 (7.44%) Relational Database
3 141 (5.05%) MySQL
4 127 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 97 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 74 (2.65%) RavenDB
7 68 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 67 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 61 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 61 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
10 60 (2.15%) DB2
11 44 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 31 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
13 24 (0.86%) Big Data
14 23 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (0.82%) Data Mining
15 22 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
17 16 (0.57%) EDRMS
18 14 (0.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 135 (4.83%) Git (software)
2 92 (3.29%) JIRA
3 89 (3.19%) NUnit
4 81 (2.90%) Moq
5 80 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 78 (2.79%) TeamCity
7 76 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 75 (2.68%) WATIR
9 74 (2.65%) ReSharper
9 74 (2.65%) Rhino Mocks
9 74 (2.65%) NCrunch
10 73 (2.61%) Subversion
11 66 (2.36%) Selenium
12 46 (1.65%) Maven
13 44 (1.57%) Visual Studio
14 42 (1.50%) JUnit
15 31 (1.11%) Mockito
16 24 (0.86%) jMock
17 19 (0.68%) Eclipse
18 18 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1218 (43.59%) Finance
2 506 (18.11%) Banking
3 385 (13.78%) Retail
4 376 (13.46%) Front Office
5 264 (9.45%) Investment Banking
6 88 (3.15%) Marketing
7 86 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 58 (2.08%) German Language
9 56 (2.00%) Retail Banking
10 50 (1.79%) Financial Institution
11 37 (1.32%) Games
12 35 (1.25%) French Language
13 30 (1.07%) Music Industry
14 26 (0.93%) Legal
15 23 (0.82%) Billing
16 21 (0.75%) Manufacturing
17 19 (0.68%) Publishing
17 19 (0.68%) General Ledger
18 17 (0.61%) International Banking
19 16 (0.57%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 811 (29.03%) Developer
2 690 (24.70%) Analyst
3 424 (15.18%) Business Analyst
4 175 (6.26%) .NET Developer
5 169 (6.05%) Project Manager
6 165 (5.91%) Architect
7 163 (5.83%) C# Developer
8 155 (5.55%) Support Analyst
9 146 (5.23%) Consultant
10 137 (4.90%) Java Developer
11 121 (4.33%) Applications Support
12 113 (4.04%) Senior Developer
13 106 (3.79%) Administrator
14 89 (3.19%) Lead Developer
15 88 (3.15%) Software Developer
16 83 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
17 72 (2.58%) Support Engineer
18 70 (2.51%) Applications Support Analyst
19 69 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
20 67 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (17.29%) .NET
2 436 (15.60%) HTML
3 352 (12.60%) XML
4 294 (10.52%) CSS
5 289 (10.34%) ASP.NET
6 223 (7.98%) jQuery
7 196 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 181 (6.48%) Web Services
9 157 (5.62%) .NET Framework
10 123 (4.40%) Spring
11 117 (4.19%) Ajax
12 109 (3.90%) J2EE
13 108 (3.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 98 (3.51%) XML Messaging
15 90 (3.22%) Hibernate
16 89 (3.19%) WCF
17 87 (3.11%) NHibernate
17 87 (3.11%) MSMQ
18 83 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 82 (2.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 323 (11.56%) Derivative
2 305 (10.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 273 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
4 163 (5.83%) Fixed Income
5 156 (5.58%) Equities
6 145 (5.19%) Hedge funds
7 115 (4.12%) Computer Science
8 92 (3.29%) Credit Risk
9 72 (2.58%) Management Information System
10 56 (2.00%) SWIFT
11 53 (1.90%) Mathematics
12 49 (1.75%) User Experience
13 47 (1.68%) Reference Data
14 46 (1.65%) Mobile App
15 45 (1.61%) Market Risk
16 42 (1.50%) Clustering
17 39 (1.40%) Client/Server
17 39 (1.40%) Open Source
18 36 (1.29%) Firmware
19 34 (1.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 458 (16.39%) Windows
2 248 (8.88%) Linux
3 239 (8.55%) UNIX
4 87 (3.11%) Windows XP
5 82 (2.93%) Windows 7
6 80 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (1.18%) Android
9 28 (1.00%) Solaris
9 28 (1.00%) CentOS
9 28 (1.00%) Apple iOS
10 26 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 24 (0.86%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.54%) HPUX
13 9 (0.32%) AIX
13 9 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.21%) Debian
14 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (13.42%) Project Management
3 291 (10.42%) OO
4 275 (9.84%) Scrum
5 263 (9.41%) E-Commerce
6 260 (9.31%) MVC
7 256 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 218 (7.80%) Business Analysis
9 214 (7.66%) TDD
9 214 (7.66%) ITIL
10 188 (6.73%) Investment Management
11 178 (6.37%) Data Modelling
12 173 (6.19%) Mentoring
13 164 (5.87%) CRM
14 161 (5.76%) Multithreading
15 160 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 160 (5.73%) Asset Management
16 153 (5.48%) Risk Management
17 149 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
18 135 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 831 (29.74%) SQL
2 504 (18.04%) C#
3 425 (15.21%) Java
4 388 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 140 (5.01%) T-SQL
6 124 (4.44%) VB.NET
7 97 (3.47%) PHP
8 92 (3.29%) Ruby
9 91 (3.26%) C++
10 82 (2.93%) PL/SQL
11 79 (2.83%) Perl
12 63 (2.25%) PowerShell
13 61 (2.18%) VBA
14 60 (2.15%) Python
14 60 (2.15%) C
15 41 (1.47%) Delphi
16 33 (1.18%) VB
17 32 (1.15%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.82%) Shell Script
18 23 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 421 (15.07%) Degree
2 168 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 134 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 74 (2.65%) ISEB
5 55 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (1.68%) ISTQB
7 44 (1.57%) PMI Certification
8 31 (1.11%) MCP
9 26 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (0.93%) PMP
10 22 (0.79%) CFA
10 22 (0.79%) CCNP
11 19 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
12 16 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.50%) ACCA
13 14 (0.50%) MCSE
14 13 (0.47%) CCNA
14 13 (0.47%) CIMA
14 13 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (0.43%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (6.59%) QA
2 134 (4.80%) SLA
3 91 (3.26%) EMIR
4 80 (2.86%) Dodd-Frank
5 31 (1.11%) FATCA
6 30 (1.07%) PCI DSS
7 28 (1.00%) MiFID
8 21 (0.75%) Solvency II
8 21 (0.75%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.57%) UCITS
10 13 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.43%) Basel III
12 10 (0.36%) COBIT
13 8 (0.29%) CRD IV
14 7 (0.25%) AIFMD
15 5 (0.18%) IAS 39
15 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 4 (0.14%) Basel II
16 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
17 3 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 168 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 99 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.15%) VMware ESX
4 29 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (0.97%) vSphere
6 25 (0.89%) XenApp
7 15 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 13 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.32%) MDaemon
10 8 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.21%) Xen
12 6 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.18%) Squid
13 5 (0.18%) Corosync
14 4 (0.14%) NDS
15 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.072%) XenServer
16 2 (0.072%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 38 (1.36%) SCCM
2 28 (1.00%) Nagios
3 23 (0.82%) Tivoli
4 19 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 18 (0.64%) SCOM
5 18 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 13 (0.47%) WSUS
7 13 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.43%) Cacti
9 11 (0.39%) HP SIM
10 9 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.29%) logstash
12 7 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
12 7 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.18%) CiscoWorks
13 5 (0.18%) Puppet
13 5 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 4 (0.14%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 543 (19.43%) Microsoft
2 346 (12.38%) Oracle
3 157 (5.62%) VMware
4 124 (4.44%) Bloomberg
5 100 (3.58%) IBM
6 79 (2.83%) HP
7 74 (2.65%) Endeca
7 74 (2.65%) RedPrairie
8 62 (2.22%) Citrix
9 58 (2.08%) SAP
10 55 (1.97%) Calypso
11 54 (1.93%) Cisco
12 48 (1.72%) Reuters
13 47 (1.68%) Murex
14 42 (1.50%) Google
15 36 (1.29%) Sybase
16 34 (1.22%) Charles River
17 32 (1.15%) Red Hat
18 30 (1.07%) SunGard
18 30 (1.07%) thinkFolio
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
IT Connections
Salary: to £52,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum Salary is approx 55-85k base + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Maximum £50,000 plus discretionary b
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum £25,000 - £40,000 plus bonus and goo
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum £20,000 - £30,000 plus bonus and ben
Posted: 2 days ago