The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 175 155 162
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 49 44 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.82% 0.97%
As % of the General category 2.49% 1.97% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 48 39 39
Average salary £70,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £57,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Back Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1968 2230 1720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.36% 41.61% 35.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1591 1799 1394
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,540 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Back Office across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Back Office
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Back Office across the West Midlands region.

Back Office Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Back Office across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Back Office Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Back Office
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 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
Birmingham +19 37 £70,000 +55.55% 2
Staffordshire -13 7 £36,250 +11.53%
Warwickshire -1 2 £31,425 -21.43%
Worcestershire -2 1 £47,500 +25.00%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 81 (61.36%) SC Cleared
1 81 (61.36%) Security Cleared
2 77 (58.33%) Finance
3 74 (56.06%) Retail
4 41 (31.06%) Business Development
5 32 (24.24%) German Language
5 32 (24.24%) Six Sigma
5 32 (24.24%) Benchmarking
6 27 (20.45%) SOA
7 25 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
9 21 (15.91%) Windows
9 21 (15.91%) Software Testing
10 19 (14.39%) SQL
10 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
11 18 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 18 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (12.88%) QA
12 17 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (12.88%) CRM
13 16 (12.12%) Oracle
13 16 (12.12%) Migration
14 15 (11.36%) HP
14 15 (11.36%) Performance Testing
14 15 (11.36%) Knowledge Management
15 14 (10.61%) Metadata Management
15 14 (10.61%) Systems Analysis
15 14 (10.61%) TOGAF
15 14 (10.61%) Taxonomies
15 14 (10.61%) SharePoint Server

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.61%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (3.79%) IIS
3 5 (3.79%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.76%) Apache
4 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 18 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Office 365
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) IP Telephony
1 4 (3.03%) NAS
1 4 (3.03%) DHCP
1 4 (3.03%) VPN
1 4 (3.03%) DNS
1 4 (3.03%) SAN
1 4 (3.03%) Firewall
2 3 (2.27%) DSL
2 3 (2.27%) Broadband
3 2 (1.52%) Multicast
3 2 (1.52%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.76%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.61%) EDRMS
2 11 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.76%) OLTP
4 1 (0.76%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Selenium
2 9 (6.82%) LoadRunner
2 9 (6.82%) NeoLoad
3 2 (1.52%) JIRA
3 2 (1.52%) Subversion
3 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.52%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.52%) Ant
3 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (58.33%) Finance
2 74 (56.06%) Retail
3 32 (24.24%) German Language
4 7 (5.30%) Games
5 4 (3.03%) Banking
5 4 (3.03%) Front Office
6 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (12.12%) Architect
2 15 (11.36%) Senior Architect
3 14 (10.61%) Senior SharePoint Architect
3 14 (10.61%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
3 14 (10.61%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 14 (10.61%) SharePoint Architect
3 14 (10.61%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (9.09%) Sales Manager
4 12 (9.09%) Account Manager
5 11 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 10 (7.58%) Analyst
7 9 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.82%) Tester
7 9 (6.82%) Performance Test Manager
7 9 (6.82%) Performance Manager
8 8 (6.06%) Applications Manager
8 8 (6.06%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.55%) Senior IT Project Manager
9 6 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) .NET
2 3 (2.27%) Middleware
3 2 (1.52%) jQuery
3 2 (1.52%) CSS3
3 2 (1.52%) HTML5
3 2 (1.52%) HTML
3 2 (1.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Taxonomies
2 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.52%) Derivative
3 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.52%) Fixed Income
3 2 (1.52%) Equities
3 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.76%) AS400
4 1 (0.76%) EPoS
4 1 (0.76%) EFTPOS
4 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.76%) VSAM
4 1 (0.76%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.91%) Windows
2 5 (3.79%) UNIX
3 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.76%) Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.06%) Business Development
2 32 (24.24%) Six Sigma
2 32 (24.24%) Benchmarking
3 27 (20.45%) SOA
4 25 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (15.91%) Software Testing
6 18 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (12.88%) CRM
8 16 (12.12%) Migration
9 15 (11.36%) Performance Testing
9 15 (11.36%) Knowledge Management
10 14 (10.61%) Metadata Management
10 14 (10.61%) Systems Analysis
10 14 (10.61%) TOGAF
11 13 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (9.09%) Data Management
13 10 (7.58%) ETL
13 10 (7.58%) Project Management
14 9 (6.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.39%) SQL
2 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.52%) Ruby
3 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.52%) C#
3 2 (1.52%) Python
4 1 (0.76%) Java
4 1 (0.76%) C++
4 1 (0.76%) COBOL
4 1 (0.76%) C
4 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (61.36%) SC Cleared
1 81 (61.36%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.61%) ISEB
3 4 (3.03%) CCNP
3 4 (3.03%) CCNA
3 4 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.52%) Degree
4 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.52%) MCSE
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.88%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.52%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.12%) Oracle
3 15 (11.36%) HP
4 14 (10.61%) EMC
4 14 (10.61%) Open Text
5 9 (6.82%) SOASTA, Inc
6 4 (3.03%) Cisco
6 4 (3.03%) VMware
7 3 (2.27%) BT
7 3 (2.27%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.52%) AccuRev
8 2 (1.52%) NetApp
8 2 (1.52%) Remedy
9 1 (0.76%) Siebel
9 1 (0.76%) SAP
9 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.76%) Borland
9 1 (0.76%) hybris
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + pension, stable role
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Steria
Salary: £65,000 per annum Plus Bonuses
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £41,218 to £56,674 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago