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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 254 211 151
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -60
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1288 1399 2110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.32% 1.81%
As % of the General category 2.52% 2.92% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1034 1088 1745
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £85,000 £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
51028 47860 52399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.84% 45.00% 44.85%
Number of salaries quoted 39285 37767 43790
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -41 1197 £55,000 +10.00% 158
London -29 735 £60,000 +4.34% 101
City of London -24 202 £57,500 -1.28% 53
South East -7 192 £45,000 +5.88% 15
East of England -41 79 £50,000 +13.63% 8
South West +21 68 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Hampshire +21 67 £42,500 - 4
North West -48 61 £34,000 -2.85% 12
West Midlands -4 60 £65,000 +62.50% 4
Portsmouth +14 56 £42,500 -
Berkshire -32 53 £70,000 +55.55% 2
Scotland +11 52 £34,000 -26.48% 6
Birmingham +23 45 £70,000 +75.00%
Reading -12 43 £95,000 +111.11% 2
Hertfordshire -39 42 £70,000 +55.55% 5
Dorset +29 38 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Hemel Hempstead -3 38 £72,500 +81.25% 3
Surrey -3 36 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Glasgow +16 31 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Yorkshire -35 30 £41,250 +25.00% 6
Bournemouth +17 28 - -
East Midlands -9 26 £40,857 +2.14% 3
Manchester -31 25 £27,500 -21.42% 7
Cheshire -21 24 £34,000 -2.85% 4
Nottingham +17 21 £40,857 +27.67%
Nottinghamshire +14 21 £40,857 -3.29%
Wiltshire -4 18 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 16 £37,000 -17.77%
Cambridge +6 15 £37,000 -22.10%
Edinburgh -7 13 £30,000 -33.33% 3

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1204 (43.64%) Finance
2 829 (30.05%) SQL
3 545 (19.75%) SQL Server
4 525 (19.03%) Microsoft
5 511 (18.52%) Banking
6 497 (18.01%) C#
7 481 (17.43%) .NET
8 458 (16.60%) Windows
9 436 (15.80%) Degree
10 416 (15.08%) Java
11 407 (14.75%) HTML
12 394 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
13 390 (14.14%) Retail
14 375 (13.59%) Project Management
15 373 (13.52%) Front Office
16 366 (13.27%) JavaScript
17 362 (13.12%) XML
18 351 (12.72%) Oracle
19 320 (11.60%) Derivative
20 311 (11.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 310 (11.24%) MS Excel
22 284 (10.29%) Scrum
23 280 (10.15%) ASP.NET
24 279 (10.11%) OO
25 270 (9.79%) CSS
26 265 (9.60%) Investment Banking
27 250 (9.06%) Continuous Improvement
28 243 (8.81%) Linux
29 240 (8.70%) MVC
30 239 (8.66%) E-Commerce

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 181 (6.56%) IIS
2 112 (4.06%) SharePoint
3 83 (3.01%) MS Exchange
4 65 (2.36%) CMS
5 62 (2.25%) Confluence
6 57 (2.07%) WebSphere
7 50 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 41 (1.49%) Apache
9 36 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 35 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 26 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 19 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 17 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (0.62%) Lync
14 15 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (0.51%) Apache Solr
16 12 (0.43%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 310 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 122 (4.42%) MS Office
3 51 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (1.12%) MS Project
6 11 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.33%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.01%) Summit
2 26 (0.94%) Kondor+
3 22 (0.80%) Google Analytics
4 21 (0.76%) LatentZero
5 20 (0.72%) Endur
5 20 (0.72%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (0.47%) Maximo
7 13 (0.47%) Magento
8 12 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
9 9 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.29%) SAP CO
10 8 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
10 8 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
11 7 (0.25%) Eikon
11 7 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
11 7 (0.25%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 7 (0.25%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.69%) SaaS
4 11 (0.40%) PaaS
5 7 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.22%) 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
11 1 (0.036%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.036%) Responsys
11 1 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.036%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.61%) SAN
2 66 (2.39%) DNS
3 59 (2.14%) Internet
3 59 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 57 (2.07%) Firewall
5 50 (1.81%) DHCP
6 48 (1.74%) WAN
7 45 (1.63%) LAN
8 43 (1.56%) VPN
9 36 (1.30%) HTTP
10 35 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
11 30 (1.09%) VoIP
12 23 (0.83%) FTP
13 22 (0.80%) IPsec
14 21 (0.76%) Intranet
15 20 (0.72%) NAS
16 18 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (0.58%) Unified Communications
18 14 (0.51%) MPLS
19 13 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 212 (7.68%) Relational Database
3 140 (5.07%) MySQL
4 132 (4.78%) RDBMS
5 98 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 64 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (2.25%) Oracle Database
8 62 (2.25%) RavenDB
9 59 (2.14%) DB2
10 58 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
11 42 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
12 30 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (0.83%) Data Mining
14 20 (0.72%) Big Data
15 18 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (0.51%) QlikView
18 13 (0.47%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 118 (4.28%) Git (software)
2 84 (3.04%) JIRA
3 77 (2.79%) Subversion
4 74 (2.68%) NUnit
5 69 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 69 (2.50%) Moq
6 67 (2.43%) TeamCity
7 66 (2.39%) Cucumber
8 63 (2.28%) WATIR
9 62 (2.25%) Selenium
9 62 (2.25%) ReSharper
9 62 (2.25%) Rhino Mocks
9 62 (2.25%) NCrunch
10 44 (1.59%) Maven
11 37 (1.34%) JUnit
12 32 (1.16%) Visual Studio
13 28 (1.01%) Mockito
14 21 (0.76%) jMock
15 18 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (0.65%) Eclipse
General
1 1204 (43.64%) Finance
2 511 (18.52%) Banking
3 390 (14.14%) Retail
4 373 (13.52%) Front Office
5 265 (9.60%) Investment Banking
6 100 (3.62%) Marketing
7 74 (2.68%) Telecoms
8 70 (2.54%) Retail Banking
9 58 (2.10%) German Language
10 50 (1.81%) Financial Institution
11 37 (1.34%) Games
12 32 (1.16%) French Language
13 29 (1.05%) Music Industry
14 27 (0.98%) Billing
15 25 (0.91%) Legal
16 22 (0.80%) Law
17 19 (0.69%) Publishing
17 19 (0.69%) General Ledger
18 17 (0.62%) International Banking
19 16 (0.58%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 790 (28.63%) Developer
2 696 (25.23%) Analyst
3 449 (16.27%) Business Analyst
4 178 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 164 (5.94%) .NET Developer
6 158 (5.73%) C# Developer
7 148 (5.36%) Consultant
8 145 (5.26%) Architect
9 139 (5.04%) Support Analyst
10 128 (4.64%) Java Developer
11 117 (4.24%) Senior Developer
12 116 (4.20%) Applications Support
13 108 (3.91%) Administrator
14 90 (3.26%) Software Developer
15 89 (3.23%) Lead Developer
16 77 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
17 73 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
18 67 (2.43%) Systems Administrator
19 65 (2.36%) Applications Support Analyst
20 64 (2.32%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 481 (17.43%) .NET
2 407 (14.75%) HTML
3 362 (13.12%) XML
4 280 (10.15%) ASP.NET
5 270 (9.79%) CSS
6 202 (7.32%) jQuery
7 185 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 176 (6.38%) Web Services
9 128 (4.64%) .NET Framework
10 114 (4.13%) Spring
11 111 (4.02%) Ajax
12 105 (3.81%) XML Messaging
13 97 (3.52%) J2EE
14 92 (3.33%) WCF
14 92 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 84 (3.04%) Hibernate
16 80 (2.90%) SOAP
17 77 (2.79%) NHibernate
18 76 (2.75%) MSMQ
19 73 (2.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 320 (11.60%) Derivative
2 311 (11.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 164 (5.94%) Fixed Income
4 154 (5.58%) Equities
5 138 (5.00%) Hedge funds
6 127 (4.60%) Computer Science
7 92 (3.33%) Credit Risk
8 77 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 56 (2.03%) SWIFT
10 53 (1.92%) Mathematics
11 52 (1.88%) Reference Data
12 46 (1.67%) Market Risk
13 43 (1.56%) Client/Server
14 42 (1.52%) Mobile App
15 39 (1.41%) Clustering
16 33 (1.20%) Firmware
17 32 (1.16%) Social Media
18 29 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
19 28 (1.01%) Open Source
20 26 (0.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 458 (16.60%) Windows
2 243 (8.81%) Linux
3 221 (8.01%) UNIX
4 85 (3.08%) Windows 7
5 79 (2.86%) Windows XP
6 76 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (1.23%) Android
9 31 (1.12%) Windows 8
10 30 (1.09%) Solaris
11 27 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (0.98%) CentOS
12 26 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 25 (0.91%) Windows 2000
14 15 (0.54%) HPUX
15 11 (0.40%) AIX
15 11 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (13.59%) Project Management
3 284 (10.29%) Scrum
4 279 (10.11%) OO
5 250 (9.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 240 (8.70%) MVC
7 239 (8.66%) E-Commerce
8 227 (8.23%) Business Analysis
9 218 (7.90%) ITIL
10 199 (7.21%) TDD
11 191 (6.92%) Data Modelling
12 180 (6.52%) Investment Management
13 170 (6.16%) Multithreading
14 167 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
15 166 (6.02%) Asset Management
16 164 (5.94%) CRM
17 156 (5.65%) Risk Management
18 142 (5.15%) PRINCE2
19 136 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
20 126 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 829 (30.05%) SQL
2 497 (18.01%) C#
3 416 (15.08%) Java
4 366 (13.27%) JavaScript
5 143 (5.18%) T-SQL
6 111 (4.02%) VB.NET
7 94 (3.41%) C++
8 92 (3.33%) PHP
9 84 (3.04%) PL/SQL
10 82 (2.97%) Ruby
11 79 (2.86%) Perl
12 68 (2.46%) PowerShell
13 64 (2.32%) VBA
14 59 (2.14%) Python
15 54 (1.96%) C
16 43 (1.56%) Delphi
17 35 (1.27%) Bash Shell
18 34 (1.23%) VB
19 27 (0.98%) VBScript
20 19 (0.69%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 436 (15.80%) Degree
2 170 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 137 (4.97%) SC Cleared
4 77 (2.79%) ISEB
5 53 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (1.85%) PMI Certification
7 47 (1.70%) ISTQB
8 34 (1.23%) PMP
9 28 (1.01%) MCP
10 23 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.80%) CFA
12 20 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
13 19 (0.69%) CCNP
14 18 (0.65%) OCA
15 15 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.51%) ACCA
17 13 (0.47%) CIMA
17 13 (0.47%) CCNA
17 13 (0.47%) Postgraduate
18 12 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (6.89%) QA
2 121 (4.39%) SLA
3 87 (3.15%) EMIR
4 78 (2.83%) Dodd-Frank
5 33 (1.20%) FATCA
6 32 (1.16%) MiFID
6 32 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 30 (1.09%) Solvency II
8 20 (0.72%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.58%) UCITS
10 15 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.54%) Basel III
11 10 (0.36%) COBIT
12 9 (0.33%) AIFMD
12 9 (0.33%) CRD IV
13 5 (0.18%) IAS 39
14 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 4 (0.14%) Basel II
15 3 (0.11%) WCAG
15 3 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 162 (5.87%) Active Directory
2 87 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.94%) XenApp
3 26 (0.94%) VMware ESX
4 23 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (0.72%) vSphere
6 13 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
7 12 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 10 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.33%) MDaemon
10 6 (0.22%) Xen
10 6 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.18%) XenServer
11 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.14%) Squid
12 4 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.14%) Corosync
13 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.072%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 44 (1.59%) SCCM
2 25 (0.91%) Nagios
3 19 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 17 (0.62%) SCOM
5 16 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 12 (0.43%) Data Guard
8 12 (0.43%) WSUS
9 9 (0.33%) Cacti
9 9 (0.33%) HP SIM
10 8 (0.29%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.29%) logstash
11 7 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
12 5 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.18%) Puppet
12 5 (0.18%) WhatsUp Gold
12 5 (0.18%) NSN NetAct
12 5 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 525 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 351 (12.72%) Oracle
3 142 (5.15%) VMware
4 118 (4.28%) Bloomberg
5 96 (3.48%) IBM
6 86 (3.12%) HP
7 62 (2.25%) Endeca
7 62 (2.25%) RedPrairie
8 56 (2.03%) SAP
9 54 (1.96%) Cisco
9 54 (1.96%) Citrix
10 53 (1.92%) Calypso
11 50 (1.81%) Murex
12 46 (1.67%) Reuters
13 40 (1.45%) Google
14 39 (1.41%) Charles River
15 38 (1.38%) Sybase
16 37 (1.34%) SunGard
17 34 (1.23%) thinkFolio
18 29 (1.05%) Unisys
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum £20,000 - £30,000 plus bonus and ben
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum £25,000 - £40,000 plus bonus and goo
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Montash
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Montash
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Harrison Clarke
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: 16 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
IT Connections
Salary: to £52,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 25% Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £41,218 to £56,674 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Palm Mason
Salary: Bens + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Bank of America
Posted: 20 hours ago