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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 217 227 225
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1495 1480 1372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.26% 1.26%
As % of the General category 3.16% 2.85% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1132 1174 1105
Average salary £50,000 £52,454 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.67% +10.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,857 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +8.95%

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
47363 51876 46567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.33% 44.18% 42.80%
Number of salaries quoted 37328 40568 36968
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 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +21 1400 £50,000 -4.76% 175
London +35 904 £57,500 - 103
City of London +18 211 £55,000 -4.34% 48
South East -59 173 £44,500 +27.14% 21
South West +10 88 £33,000 -16.45% 8
West Midlands -9 64 £42,500 -29.16% 5
North West +1 56 £38,750 +29.16% 17
East of England -32 41 £45,000 -7.69% 7
Wales +36 37 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Bristol +15 36 £43,750 -18.60% 2
Yorkshire +10 36 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Berkshire -38 36 £42,500 -32.00% 8
East Midlands -9 34 £42,500 +4.02% 8
South Wales +35 33 £43,750 +45.83% 5
West Sussex +22 30 £44,500 +4.70% 4
Surrey +3 28 £43,750 -32.69% 4
Cardiff +29 27 £47,500 +58.33% 4
Cheshire +10 26 £41,000 +36.66% 5
Wiltshire 0 23 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Hampshire -37 22 £44,000 +35.38% 2
Staffordshire +26 20 £42,500 +21.42%
Scotland +5 19 £40,000 +9.58% 10
Manchester +1 18 £37,500 +36.36% 8
Birmingham -44 18 £48,750 -18.75% 2
Leeds +26 17 £38,000 -13.14% 1
West Yorkshire +22 17 £38,000 -22.05% 3
Crawley +14 17 £48,000 +12.94% 1
Essex +8 16 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Middlesex - 16 - -
Oxfordshire +19 15 £70,000 +141.37% 2

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1136 (43.26%) Finance
2 750 (28.56%) SQL
3 555 (21.13%) SQL Server
4 553 (21.06%) Microsoft
5 551 (20.98%) Windows
6 550 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
7 519 (19.76%) .NET
8 494 (18.81%) C#
9 460 (17.52%) Banking
10 369 (14.05%) Front Office
11 349 (13.29%) Retail
12 333 (12.68%) JavaScript
13 325 (12.38%) Java
14 322 (12.26%) HTML
15 318 (12.11%) Degree
16 303 (11.54%) Oracle
17 292 (11.12%) MS Excel
18 288 (10.97%) Project Management
19 273 (10.40%) VMware
20 270 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
21 267 (10.17%) ASP.NET
22 263 (10.02%) E-Commerce
23 245 (9.33%) Investment Banking
24 237 (9.03%) MVC
25 235 (8.95%) UNIX
26 234 (8.91%) ITIL
27 230 (8.76%) CSS
27 230 (8.76%) Active Directory
28 228 (8.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
29 223 (8.49%) Linux

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 153 (5.83%) IIS
2 138 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 109 (4.15%) SharePoint
4 67 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 57 (2.17%) Lync
6 39 (1.49%) WebSphere
7 35 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 33 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 30 (1.14%) CMS
9 30 (1.14%) Apache
10 26 (0.99%) JBoss
10 26 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
12 20 (0.76%) Node.js
13 18 (0.69%) Drupal
14 16 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
15 15 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
17 13 (0.50%) MQSeries
18 12 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 292 (11.12%) MS Excel
2 152 (5.79%) MS Office
3 42 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.99%) MS Project
6 11 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.34%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 46 (1.75%) thinkFolio
2 43 (1.64%) SimCorp Dimension
3 41 (1.56%) Markit EDM
4 32 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 26 (0.99%) SAP ERP
6 20 (0.76%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 19 (0.72%) Summit
8 14 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
9 13 (0.50%) TIBCO iProcess
9 13 (0.50%) SAP CRM
10 12 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 11 (0.42%) Advent Geneva
12 10 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
13 9 (0.34%) SAP SD
13 9 (0.34%) Adaptiv
13 9 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
13 9 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
14 8 (0.30%) PORTIA
14 8 (0.30%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.55%) SaaS
2 49 (1.87%) Office 365
3 43 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.34%) GitHub
7 8 (0.30%) Taleo
8 6 (0.23%) Symantec.cloud
9 5 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.076%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.038%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.038%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.038%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.038%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.038%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.038%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 102 (3.88%) DNS
2 97 (3.69%) Firewall
2 97 (3.69%) Internet
3 91 (3.47%) WAN
4 83 (3.16%) LAN
5 79 (3.01%) DHCP
6 74 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 72 (2.74%) SAN
8 57 (2.17%) VPN
9 37 (1.41%) SSL
10 31 (1.18%) MPLS
11 30 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (1.10%) VoIP
13 27 (1.03%) HTTP
14 21 (0.80%) SMTP
15 20 (0.76%) FTP
15 20 (0.76%) SNMP
15 20 (0.76%) Network Security
16 16 (0.61%) BGP
16 16 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 555 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 108 (4.11%) MySQL
3 67 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 63 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 61 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 47 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (0.91%) RDBMS
11 23 (0.88%) SAP HANA
12 22 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
12 22 (0.84%) DB2
13 20 (0.76%) MS Access
13 20 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (0.72%) Big Data
15 18 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
16 16 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.46%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 72 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 69 (2.63%) NUnit
3 67 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 61 (2.32%) SpecFlow
5 54 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (1.98%) JUnit
6 52 (1.98%) Subversion
7 46 (1.75%) FitNesse
8 44 (1.68%) Selenium
8 44 (1.68%) JIRA
9 38 (1.45%) Maven
10 34 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 32 (1.22%) WebDriver
12 28 (1.07%) TeamCity
13 24 (0.91%) Moq
14 23 (0.88%) Eclipse
15 22 (0.84%) PowerDesigner
15 22 (0.84%) Mockito
16 19 (0.72%) Jenkins
16 19 (0.72%) jMock
General
1 1136 (43.26%) Finance
2 460 (17.52%) Banking
3 369 (14.05%) Front Office
4 349 (13.29%) Retail
5 245 (9.33%) Investment Banking
6 107 (4.07%) Marketing
7 87 (3.31%) Telecoms
8 81 (3.08%) Financial Institution
9 75 (2.86%) Retail Banking
10 60 (2.28%) Legal
11 52 (1.98%) Manufacturing
12 46 (1.75%) Games
13 43 (1.64%) Billing
14 33 (1.26%) Advertising
15 28 (1.07%) Wholesale Banking
16 27 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
16 27 (1.03%) Publishing
16 27 (1.03%) Law
17 18 (0.69%) French Language
18 16 (0.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 753 (28.67%) Developer
2 624 (23.76%) Analyst
3 285 (10.85%) Business Analyst
4 194 (7.39%) Support Analyst
5 171 (6.51%) Applications Support
6 165 (6.28%) Consultant
7 153 (5.83%) .NET Developer
7 153 (5.83%) C# Developer
8 147 (5.60%) Project Manager
9 134 (5.10%) Architect
10 131 (4.99%) Java Developer
11 123 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 96 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
13 93 (3.54%) Applications Support Analyst
14 87 (3.31%) Support Engineer
15 83 (3.16%) Administrator
16 77 (2.93%) Software Developer
17 60 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 60 (2.28%) Junior
18 57 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (19.76%) .NET
2 322 (12.26%) HTML
3 267 (10.17%) ASP.NET
4 230 (8.76%) CSS
5 208 (7.92%) XML
6 199 (7.58%) Web Services
7 157 (5.98%) jQuery
8 148 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 111 (4.23%) .NET Framework
10 103 (3.92%) HTML5
11 92 (3.50%) Ajax
12 91 (3.47%) AngularJS
13 87 (3.31%) J2EE
14 83 (3.16%) Spring
15 74 (2.82%) WCF
16 60 (2.28%) SOAP
17 59 (2.25%) NHibernate
18 54 (2.06%) KnockoutJS
18 54 (2.06%) MSMQ
18 54 (2.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 270 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 228 (8.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 201 (7.65%) Derivative
4 146 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 139 (5.29%) Equities
6 136 (5.18%) Fixed Income
7 130 (4.95%) Mobile App
8 115 (4.38%) Hedge funds
9 103 (3.92%) Management Information System
10 102 (3.88%) Open Source
11 77 (2.93%) User Experience
12 76 (2.89%) Mathematics
13 71 (2.70%) Credit Risk
14 70 (2.67%) Clustering
15 67 (2.55%) Blog
16 44 (1.68%) SWIFT
17 41 (1.56%) Smartphone
18 38 (1.45%) Blackberry
19 36 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
20 34 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 551 (20.98%) Windows
2 235 (8.95%) UNIX
3 223 (8.49%) Linux
4 141 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 88 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 84 (3.20%) Apple iOS
9 78 (2.97%) Android
10 56 (2.13%) Windows XP
11 35 (1.33%) Windows 2000
12 30 (1.14%) Solaris
12 30 (1.14%) CentOS
13 25 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.53%) AIX
15 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (10.97%) Project Management
3 263 (10.02%) E-Commerce
4 237 (9.03%) MVC
5 234 (8.91%) ITIL
6 199 (7.58%) TDD
7 187 (7.12%) OO
8 182 (6.93%) CRM
9 180 (6.85%) Business Analysis
10 177 (6.74%) Scrum
11 169 (6.44%) PRINCE2
12 159 (6.05%) Asset Management
13 157 (5.98%) User Acceptance Testing
14 152 (5.79%) Migration
15 148 (5.64%) Workflow
16 138 (5.26%) Risk Management
16 138 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
16 138 (5.26%) BDD
17 129 (4.91%) Investment Management
18 124 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 750 (28.56%) SQL
2 494 (18.81%) C#
3 333 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 325 (12.38%) Java
5 117 (4.46%) T-SQL
6 102 (3.88%) VB
6 102 (3.88%) Perl
7 97 (3.69%) VB.NET
8 88 (3.35%) PowerShell
9 83 (3.16%) PL/SQL
10 80 (3.05%) Python
11 79 (3.01%) PHP
12 64 (2.44%) C++
13 53 (2.02%) VBA
14 46 (1.75%) Shell Script
15 41 (1.56%) C
16 31 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.18%) VBScript
17 30 (1.14%) VB6
18 27 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 318 (12.11%) Degree
2 80 (3.05%) PMI Certification
3 76 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (2.78%) PMP
5 44 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (1.68%) MCSE
6 43 (1.64%) ACCA
7 42 (1.60%) CIMA
8 38 (1.45%) Security Cleared
9 34 (1.29%) SC Cleared
10 33 (1.26%) ISEB
11 30 (1.14%) CCNP
12 29 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (0.91%) CCNA
14 23 (0.88%) SAP Certification
15 22 (0.84%) MCP
15 22 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.76%) ISTQB
17 19 (0.72%) MCITP
18 18 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (6.66%) QA
2 75 (2.86%) SLA
3 43 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 40 (1.52%) COBIT
5 39 (1.49%) EMIR
6 27 (1.03%) Solvency II
7 26 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
8 18 (0.69%) MiFID
9 17 (0.65%) CRD IV
9 17 (0.65%) PCI DSS
10 16 (0.61%) ISO 8583
11 15 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (0.23%) COREP
12 6 (0.23%) FINREP
13 5 (0.19%) FATCA
14 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
15 3 (0.11%) AIFMD
15 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
16 1 (0.038%) FISMA
16 1 (0.038%) Data Quality
System Software
1 230 (8.76%) Active Directory
2 157 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (3.16%) vSphere
4 58 (2.21%) XenApp
5 54 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 30 (1.14%) VMware ESX
8 13 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.42%) ISA Server
9 11 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.30%) XenServer
11 6 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.19%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.15%) OCFS2
14 3 (0.11%) Firmware
15 1 (0.038%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.038%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.038%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 60 (2.28%) SCCM
2 44 (1.68%) SCOM
3 22 (0.84%) Nagios
4 21 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 21 (0.80%) WSUS
5 15 (0.57%) Control-M
6 14 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 13 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 13 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (0.46%) ZABBIX
9 11 (0.42%) SCVMM
10 10 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (0.38%) ARCserve
11 9 (0.34%) HP SIM
11 9 (0.34%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.30%) Cacti
13 7 (0.27%) Opsview
13 7 (0.27%) Puppet
13 7 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
14 6 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 553 (21.06%) Microsoft
2 303 (11.54%) Oracle
3 273 (10.40%) VMware
4 153 (5.83%) Citrix
5 103 (3.92%) SAP
6 88 (3.35%) Cisco
7 80 (3.05%) Bloomberg
8 76 (2.89%) SunGard
9 72 (2.74%) Google
10 67 (2.55%) HP
11 65 (2.48%) IBM
12 52 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
13 50 (1.90%) SimCorp
14 43 (1.64%) Wall Street Systems
15 41 (1.56%) Dell
16 40 (1.52%) Sybase
17 38 (1.45%) Charles River
18 30 (1.14%) EMC
18 30 (1.14%) Murex
19 28 (1.07%) Fidessa
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Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 30,000 OTE
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: Competitive
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London
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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