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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 143 149 131
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 68 34 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 0.77% 1.44%
As % of the General category 3.88% 1.93% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 55 31 52
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +32.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
1752 1761 1588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.39% 39.63% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1434 1394 1198
Average salary £44,250 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.56% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,600 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend 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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
Birmingham -10 20 £51,250 +20.58% 2
Staffordshire +14 19 £42,500 +70.00% 2
Coventry -11 11 £22,000 -51.11% 1
Warwickshire -1 10 £34,000 -38.18% 1
Shropshire -9 5 £42,500 +183.33% 1
Solihull -3 3 £35,000 +32.07% 1
Walsall +2 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Brierley Hill - 1 £21,000 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 39 (42.86%) SQL
2 38 (41.76%) .NET
3 35 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 34 (37.36%) C#
5 33 (36.26%) SQL Server
6 32 (35.16%) jQuery
7 31 (34.07%) ASP.NET
8 30 (32.97%) Finance
9 29 (31.87%) HTML
10 27 (29.67%) CSS
10 27 (29.67%) MVC
11 20 (21.98%) Web Services
12 19 (20.88%) XML
12 19 (20.88%) VB
13 17 (18.68%) Visual Studio
14 16 (17.58%) T-SQL
15 15 (16.48%) OO
15 15 (16.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (16.48%) Analytics
16 14 (15.38%) Windows
17 13 (14.29%) Degree
18 12 (13.19%) HTML5
18 12 (13.19%) Change Control
18 12 (13.19%) IIS
18 12 (13.19%) SSL
18 12 (13.19%) SEO
18 12 (13.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 11 (12.09%) User Experience
19 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (12.09%) W3C

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 12 (13.19%) IIS
2 8 (8.79%) CMS
2 8 (8.79%) Drupal
2 8 (8.79%) WordPress
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.10%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) MS Project
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.10%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) SSL
2 2 (2.20%) FTP
2 2 (2.20%) HTTP
3 1 (1.10%) VPN
3 1 (1.10%) WAN
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) Extranet
3 1 (1.10%) MPLS
3 1 (1.10%) OSPF
3 1 (1.10%) BGP
3 1 (1.10%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.10%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) Wireless
3 1 (1.10%) IPsec
3 1 (1.10%) VLAN
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.10%) Wireless Security
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.10%) DMVPN
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (36.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.59%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.20%) MS Access
6 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (18.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.10%) JMeter
2 1 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 30 (32.97%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Retail
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Automotive
5 2 (2.20%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Front Office
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (42.86%) Developer
2 17 (18.68%) Analyst
3 11 (12.09%) Junior
3 11 (12.09%) Junior Developer
4 8 (8.79%) PHP Developer
4 8 (8.79%) Software Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Architect
5 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Applications Support
6 5 (5.49%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.49%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.49%) Support Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Applications Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Applications Support Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Senior Sales Executive
7 4 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Front-End Web Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Tester
7 4 (4.40%) Sales Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (41.76%) .NET
2 32 (35.16%) jQuery
3 31 (34.07%) ASP.NET
4 29 (31.87%) HTML
5 27 (29.67%) CSS
6 20 (21.98%) Web Services
7 19 (20.88%) XML
8 12 (13.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 12 (13.19%) HTML5
9 11 (12.09%) XHTML
10 10 (10.99%) Ajax
11 8 (8.79%) LAMP
11 8 (8.79%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (8.79%) AngularJS
12 7 (7.69%) WinForms
13 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (5.49%) SOAP
14 5 (5.49%) .NET Framework
14 5 (5.49%) JSON
14 5 (5.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) W3C
1 11 (12.09%) User Experience
1 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.49%) Hedge funds
3 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.40%) IVR
4 4 (4.40%) EPoS
5 3 (3.30%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.30%) Taxonomies
6 2 (2.20%) Clustering
6 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.20%) EFTPOS
7 1 (1.10%) PMI
7 1 (1.10%) Equities
7 1 (1.10%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Windows
2 8 (8.79%) UNIX
3 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.20%) Android
3 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.10%) CentOS
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.67%) MVC
2 15 (16.48%) OO
2 15 (16.48%) Analytics
3 12 (13.19%) Change Control
3 12 (13.19%) SEO
4 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
4 11 (12.09%) Pay per click
4 11 (12.09%) Web Development
5 10 (10.99%) Mentoring
6 8 (8.79%) Wealth Management
7 7 (7.69%) CRM
7 7 (7.69%) Workflow
7 7 (7.69%) Data Management
8 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.59%) ERP
8 6 (6.59%) SOA
8 6 (6.59%) Project Management
9 5 (5.49%) ITIL
9 5 (5.49%) Content Management
9 5 (5.49%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.86%) SQL
2 35 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 34 (37.36%) C#
4 19 (20.88%) VB
5 16 (17.58%) T-SQL
6 11 (12.09%) VB.NET
7 9 (9.89%) PHP
8 6 (6.59%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.30%) VB6
9 3 (3.30%) C++
10 2 (2.20%) COBOL
10 2 (2.20%) Java
11 1 (1.10%) Perl
11 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) ISEB
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.10%) RHCE
3 1 (1.10%) PMP
3 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.10%) CAPM
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) PgMP
3 1 (1.10%) APMP
3 1 (1.10%) NCDA
3 1 (1.10%) NCIE
3 1 (1.10%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
1 1 (1.10%) QA
1 1 (1.10%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) vSphere
3 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Nagios
1 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.10%) SCCM
1 1 (1.10%) Cacti
Vendors
1 11 (12.09%) Google
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.79%) Zend
4 3 (3.30%) Sage
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle
5 2 (2.20%) Borland
5 2 (2.20%) HP
5 2 (2.20%) Remedy
6 1 (1.10%) VMware
6 1 (1.10%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.10%) F5
6 1 (1.10%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.10%) EMC
6 1 (1.10%) NetApp
6 1 (1.10%) Lotus
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 12 months FTC
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
Technical Prospects
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 Basic Salary plus Car Allowance
Posted: 9 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + + FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 17 days ago