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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 241 222 225
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1357 1554 1464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.29% 1.30%
As % of the General category 2.77% 2.94% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1043 1236 1181
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +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
49017 52911 48623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.31% 44.07% 43.30%
Number of salaries quoted 38294 41012 38467
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 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 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 24 April 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 -11 1279 £50,000 -4.67% 165
London +2 830 £57,500 -4.16% 99
City of London -17 192 £60,000 -7.69% 42
South East -74 153 £44,500 +27.14% 14
South West -7 70 £33,000 -12.00% 14
West Midlands +1 68 £42,500 -19.04% 8
North West +3 52 £40,000 +33.33% 13
East of England 0 43 £39,750 -0.62% 3
Yorkshire -5 39 £37,500 -4.45% 6
Berkshire -21 33 £62,500 -13.79% 2
East Midlands -1 32 £42,500 +3.83% 5
Wales +14 30 £40,000 +31.13% 3
Surrey -5 28 £48,750 -25.00% 6
Cheshire +25 27 £40,000 +28.00% 4
Bristol +15 27 £42,500 -32.00% 2
South Wales +6 26 £43,750 +43.42% 2
Staffordshire - 23 £42,500 - 3
Cardiff +15 22 £45,000 +48.75% 1
Hampshire -45 22 £44,500 +36.92% 1
Essex +14 21 £50,000 +56.25% 1
Wiltshire 0 21 £30,500 -18.66% 7
Birmingham -22 19 £47,500 -13.63% 1
West Sussex +14 18 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Middlesex +22 16 - -
Oxfordshire +16 16 £75,000 +158.62% 2
Portsmouth +9 16 £44,500 +22.75%
Reading -23 16 £62,500 -16.66%
Scotland +2 14 £45,000 +38.46% 3
South Yorkshire -8 14 £27,500 -14.06%
Canary Wharf +14 13 £55,000 +4.76%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1087 (42.95%) Finance
2 693 (27.38%) SQL
3 541 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
4 538 (21.26%) Microsoft
5 537 (21.22%) SQL Server
6 512 (20.23%) Windows
7 491 (19.40%) .NET
8 472 (18.65%) C#
9 453 (17.90%) Banking
10 353 (13.95%) Front Office
11 321 (12.68%) Retail
12 314 (12.41%) HTML
13 313 (12.37%) JavaScript
14 302 (11.93%) Degree
15 300 (11.85%) Java
16 284 (11.22%) Oracle
17 274 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
18 268 (10.59%) Project Management
19 258 (10.19%) E-Commerce
20 256 (10.11%) MS Excel
21 254 (10.04%) VMware
22 247 (9.76%) ASP.NET
23 246 (9.72%) Investment Banking
24 240 (9.48%) ITIL
25 232 (9.17%) Active Directory
26 225 (8.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 222 (8.77%) MVC
28 219 (8.65%) OO
29 218 (8.61%) Linux
29 218 (8.61%) CSS

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 167 (6.60%) IIS
2 146 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 125 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 69 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (2.21%) Lync
6 41 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 38 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 36 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 33 (1.30%) Apache
10 29 (1.15%) CMS
11 28 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (0.87%) JBoss
13 19 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (0.75%) Drupal
13 19 (0.75%) Confluence
14 17 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
15 15 (0.59%) WebLogic
16 14 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
17 13 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 256 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 147 (5.81%) MS Office
3 45 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.07%) MS Project
6 11 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.36%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 45 (1.78%) thinkFolio
2 40 (1.58%) SimCorp Dimension
3 33 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 25 (0.99%) Markit EDM
5 24 (0.95%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 20 (0.79%) Summit
7 15 (0.59%) SAP ERP
8 14 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.55%) SAP CRM
9 12 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
9 12 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 11 (0.43%) TIBCO iProcess
11 10 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
12 9 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
12 9 (0.36%) Kondor+
12 9 (0.36%) SAP CO
12 9 (0.36%) Adaptiv
13 8 (0.32%) MultiFonds
13 8 (0.32%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.62%) SaaS
1 41 (1.62%) Office 365
2 33 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.32%) Taleo
6 6 (0.24%) Symantec.cloud
6 6 (0.24%) GitHub
7 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.079%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.040%) Force.com
9 1 (0.040%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.040%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.040%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.040%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.040%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 110 (4.35%) Firewall
2 103 (4.07%) Internet
3 95 (3.75%) WAN
3 95 (3.75%) DNS
4 91 (3.60%) LAN
5 72 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 70 (2.77%) SAN
7 68 (2.69%) DHCP
8 58 (2.29%) VPN
9 42 (1.66%) SSL
10 34 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
11 31 (1.22%) VoIP
12 29 (1.15%) HTTP
13 28 (1.11%) MPLS
14 21 (0.83%) FTP
14 21 (0.83%) Network Security
15 20 (0.79%) SMTP
16 17 (0.67%) SNMP
16 17 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 537 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 94 (3.71%) MySQL
3 75 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 73 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 68 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (2.49%) Oracle Database
7 48 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 39 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 36 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (0.87%) DB2
12 21 (0.83%) Big Data
13 18 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
13 18 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (0.67%) MS Access
14 17 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.59%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 84 (3.32%) NUnit
2 78 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 65 (2.57%) Visual Studio
4 58 (2.29%) SpecFlow
5 57 (2.25%) JIRA
6 48 (1.90%) Subversion
7 46 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 44 (1.74%) FitNesse
9 42 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (1.58%) JUnit
11 38 (1.50%) TeamCity
12 33 (1.30%) Selenium
13 30 (1.19%) Maven
14 27 (1.07%) Moq
15 26 (1.03%) WebDriver
16 24 (0.95%) Eclipse
17 18 (0.71%) ReSharper
18 16 (0.63%) MSBuild
18 16 (0.63%) Calabash
18 16 (0.63%) Appium
General
1 1087 (42.95%) Finance
2 453 (17.90%) Banking
3 353 (13.95%) Front Office
4 321 (12.68%) Retail
5 246 (9.72%) Investment Banking
6 118 (4.66%) Marketing
7 71 (2.81%) Telecoms
8 70 (2.77%) Financial Institution
9 66 (2.61%) Legal
10 64 (2.53%) Retail Banking
11 43 (1.70%) Billing
12 41 (1.62%) Advertising
13 35 (1.38%) Manufacturing
13 35 (1.38%) Games
14 29 (1.15%) Law
14 29 (1.15%) Wholesale Banking
15 27 (1.07%) Publishing
16 25 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
17 18 (0.71%) French Language
18 11 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 748 (29.55%) Developer
2 567 (22.40%) Analyst
3 261 (10.31%) Business Analyst
4 180 (7.11%) Support Analyst
5 150 (5.93%) Applications Support
5 150 (5.93%) Consultant
5 150 (5.93%) .NET Developer
6 141 (5.57%) C# Developer
7 135 (5.33%) Project Manager
7 135 (5.33%) Architect
8 127 (5.02%) Java Developer
9 116 (4.58%) Senior Developer
10 87 (3.44%) Administrator
11 85 (3.36%) Support Engineer
12 84 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
13 79 (3.12%) Software Developer
14 72 (2.84%) Applications Support Analyst
15 63 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
16 62 (2.45%) Junior
17 60 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (19.40%) .NET
2 314 (12.41%) HTML
3 247 (9.76%) ASP.NET
4 218 (8.61%) CSS
5 207 (8.18%) XML
6 184 (7.27%) Web Services
7 164 (6.48%) jQuery
8 141 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 106 (4.19%) .NET Framework
10 87 (3.44%) HTML5
11 86 (3.40%) Ajax
12 79 (3.12%) AngularJS
13 75 (2.96%) J2EE
14 71 (2.81%) Spring
14 71 (2.81%) WCF
15 64 (2.53%) MSMQ
16 57 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
16 57 (2.25%) NHibernate
17 54 (2.13%) WPF
18 52 (2.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 274 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (8.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 217 (8.57%) Derivative
4 128 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 128 (5.06%) Fixed Income
5 125 (4.94%) Equities
6 118 (4.66%) Mobile App
7 110 (4.35%) Hedge funds
8 101 (3.99%) Open Source
9 84 (3.32%) Management Information System
10 77 (3.04%) Clustering
11 71 (2.81%) Credit Risk
12 67 (2.65%) User Experience
13 65 (2.57%) Blog
14 64 (2.53%) Mathematics
15 50 (1.98%) SWIFT
16 38 (1.50%) Blackberry
17 36 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
18 35 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
19 32 (1.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 512 (20.23%) Windows
2 218 (8.61%) Linux
3 213 (8.42%) UNIX
4 129 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (4.19%) Windows 7
6 96 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 72 (2.84%) Apple iOS
9 66 (2.61%) Android
10 50 (1.98%) Windows XP
11 34 (1.34%) Windows 2000
12 30 (1.19%) CentOS
13 28 (1.11%) Solaris
14 22 (0.87%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.36%) AIX
16 8 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
19 5 (0.20%) Windows Vista
20 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (10.59%) Project Management
3 258 (10.19%) E-Commerce
4 240 (9.48%) ITIL
5 222 (8.77%) MVC
6 219 (8.65%) OO
7 186 (7.35%) TDD
8 183 (7.23%) Scrum
9 179 (7.07%) Business Analysis
10 170 (6.72%) CRM
11 160 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 154 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
13 153 (6.05%) Asset Management
14 152 (6.01%) PRINCE2
15 143 (5.65%) BDD
16 138 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
17 134 (5.29%) Risk Management
18 130 (5.14%) Investment Management
19 129 (5.10%) Workflow
20 121 (4.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 693 (27.38%) SQL
2 472 (18.65%) C#
3 313 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 300 (11.85%) Java
5 100 (3.95%) Perl
6 96 (3.79%) T-SQL
7 94 (3.71%) VB.NET
8 90 (3.56%) VB
9 84 (3.32%) PowerShell
10 82 (3.24%) Python
11 76 (3.00%) PHP
12 68 (2.69%) PL/SQL
13 61 (2.41%) VBA
14 59 (2.33%) C++
15 44 (1.74%) Shell Script
16 34 (1.34%) Bash Shell
16 34 (1.34%) C
17 32 (1.26%) VBScript
17 32 (1.26%) Ruby
18 24 (0.95%) VB6
Qualifications
1 302 (11.93%) Degree
2 75 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (2.61%) PMI Certification
4 57 (2.25%) PMP
5 51 (2.02%) MCSE
6 44 (1.74%) Security Cleared
7 41 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (1.58%) ACCA
9 38 (1.50%) CIMA
10 37 (1.46%) SC Cleared
11 31 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (1.11%) CCNP
13 26 (1.03%) ISEB
14 22 (0.87%) MCP
15 21 (0.83%) MCITP
16 19 (0.75%) ISTQB
16 19 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 19 (0.75%) CCNA
17 17 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (7.03%) QA
2 76 (3.00%) SLA
3 37 (1.46%) COBIT
4 35 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 32 (1.26%) EMIR
6 25 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
7 19 (0.75%) Solvency II
8 18 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (0.67%) CRD IV
10 16 (0.63%) ISO 8583
11 15 (0.59%) PCI DSS
12 14 (0.55%) MiFID
13 6 (0.24%) FATCA
13 6 (0.24%) COREP
13 6 (0.24%) FINREP
14 3 (0.12%) AIFMD
14 3 (0.12%) Basel III
15 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
16 1 (0.040%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.040%) FISMA
System Software
1 232 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 155 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (2.88%) vSphere
4 58 (2.29%) XenApp
5 44 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (1.46%) Hyper-V
7 29 (1.15%) VMware ESX
8 16 (0.63%) ISA Server
9 13 (0.51%) XenServer
10 12 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.28%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.16%) OCFS2
15 3 (0.12%) Firmware
16 1 (0.040%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.040%) Squid
16 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.040%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 45 (1.78%) SCCM
2 42 (1.66%) SCOM
3 24 (0.95%) Nagios
4 21 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 21 (0.83%) WSUS
5 14 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 13 (0.51%) HP SIM
6 13 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (0.47%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.47%) ZABBIX
8 11 (0.43%) Cacti
9 9 (0.36%) SCVMM
9 9 (0.36%) ARCserve
10 8 (0.32%) Control-M
11 7 (0.28%) OpenView
11 7 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
12 6 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.24%) Puppet
12 6 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 538 (21.26%) Microsoft
2 284 (11.22%) Oracle
3 254 (10.04%) VMware
4 148 (5.85%) Citrix
5 91 (3.60%) SAP
6 87 (3.44%) Cisco
7 78 (3.08%) Google
8 73 (2.88%) SunGard
8 73 (2.88%) Bloomberg
9 64 (2.53%) HP
10 54 (2.13%) IBM
11 48 (1.90%) Dell
12 43 (1.70%) SimCorp
13 38 (1.50%) Wall Street Systems
14 35 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
15 33 (1.30%) Charles River
15 33 (1.30%) Sybase
16 29 (1.15%) EMC
17 25 (0.99%) Fidessa
17 25 (0.99%) Symantec
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Parham Consulting Ltd
Salary: bonus and good benefits package
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum £25,000 - £40,000 plus bonus and goo
Posted: 23 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus bonus and bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £47000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Deeside, Clwyd
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £700000000 - £900000000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £700000000 - £900000000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Shares/Stock
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + DOTE uncapped + company car + mobile/laptop + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Masabi
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Masabi
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Training
Posted: Yesterday