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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 167 155 138
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 47 34 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 0.81% 1.32%
As % of the General category 2.78% 2.05% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 42 32 48
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +32.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £25,150 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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
1690 1659 1567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.16% 39.61% 32.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1282 1200
Average salary £43,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 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 3 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 -23 18 £52,500 +23.52%
Staffordshire +9 12 £42,500 +70.00% 3
Warwickshire -2 10 £34,000 -30.47%
Coventry -22 4 £33,500 -25.55% 1
Shropshire -13 3 £42,500 +183.33% 1
Solihull -6 2 - -
Walsall - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Brierley Hill - 1 £21,000 - 1
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 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 35 (39.77%) Finance
2 31 (35.23%) SQL
3 30 (34.09%) JavaScript
4 27 (30.68%) .NET
4 27 (30.68%) jQuery
5 24 (27.27%) C#
6 23 (26.14%) HTML
6 23 (26.14%) SQL Server
7 22 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 21 (23.86%) CSS
9 17 (19.32%) Windows
9 17 (19.32%) MVC
10 15 (17.05%) E-Commerce
11 14 (15.91%) Visual Studio
12 13 (14.77%) UNIX
12 13 (14.77%) OO
12 13 (14.77%) HTML5
12 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (13.64%) Mentoring
13 12 (13.64%) Web Services
13 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
14 10 (11.36%) XML
15 9 (10.23%) VB
15 9 (10.23%) PHP
15 9 (10.23%) VCP4
16 8 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (9.09%) Drupal
16 8 (9.09%) WordPress
16 8 (9.09%) CSS3
16 8 (9.09%) KnockoutJS

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 8 (9.09%) CMS
1 8 (9.09%) Drupal
1 8 (9.09%) WordPress
2 5 (5.68%) IIS
3 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.41%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.14%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.14%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.14%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) SSL
2 4 (4.55%) FTP
3 2 (2.27%) HTTP
4 1 (1.14%) VPN
4 1 (1.14%) WAN
4 1 (1.14%) Extranet
4 1 (1.14%) MPLS
4 1 (1.14%) OSPF
4 1 (1.14%) BGP
4 1 (1.14%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) Wireless
4 1 (1.14%) IPsec
4 1 (1.14%) VLAN
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.14%) Wireless Security
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.14%) DMVPN
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.41%) EDRMS
4 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.14%) MS Access
6 1 (1.14%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (15.91%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.14%) JMeter
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) Selenium
2 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (39.77%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Automotive
3 7 (7.95%) Retail
4 5 (5.68%) Front Office
4 5 (5.68%) Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.27%) Games
7 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (40.91%) Developer
2 16 (18.18%) Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Architect
3 8 (9.09%) Web Developer
3 8 (9.09%) PHP Developer
3 8 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (9.09%) Front-End Web Developer
4 7 (7.95%) Support Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Applications Support Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Applications Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Applications Support
5 6 (6.82%) Software Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.68%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Junior Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Tester
7 4 (4.55%) Junior
7 4 (4.55%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.68%) .NET
1 27 (30.68%) jQuery
2 23 (26.14%) HTML
3 22 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 21 (23.86%) CSS
5 13 (14.77%) HTML5
6 12 (13.64%) Web Services
7 10 (11.36%) XML
8 8 (9.09%) LAMP
8 8 (9.09%) Ajax
8 8 (9.09%) CSS3
8 8 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 6 (6.82%) WinForms
10 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (4.55%) XHTML
12 3 (3.41%) Classic ASP
12 3 (3.41%) SOAP
12 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
12 3 (3.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) Hedge funds
2 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.68%) N-Tier
2 5 (5.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.55%) W3C
3 4 (4.55%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.55%) Taxonomies
3 4 (4.55%) User Experience
4 3 (3.41%) Derivative
4 3 (3.41%) Equities
5 2 (2.27%) Clustering
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) EPoS
5 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) IVR
6 1 (1.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Windows
2 13 (14.77%) UNIX
3 4 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.41%) Android
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.14%) Linux
6 1 (1.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) MVC
2 15 (17.05%) E-Commerce
3 13 (14.77%) OO
4 12 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 8 (9.09%) Wealth Management
5 8 (9.09%) Content Management
6 7 (7.95%) Data Management
6 7 (7.95%) SOA
7 6 (6.82%) CRM
7 6 (6.82%) Workflow
7 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.82%) Software Testing
8 5 (5.68%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.68%) Fund Accounting
8 5 (5.68%) Change Control
8 5 (5.68%) Analytics
8 5 (5.68%) SEO
8 5 (5.68%) Logistics
8 5 (5.68%) Project Management
9 4 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.23%) SQL
2 30 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 24 (27.27%) C#
4 9 (10.23%) PHP
4 9 (10.23%) VB
5 8 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 8 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.68%) C++
7 4 (4.55%) COBOL
7 4 (4.55%) Java
8 2 (2.27%) Perl
8 2 (2.27%) VB6
9 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) VCP4
2 6 (6.82%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) CCNP
5 1 (1.14%) ISEB
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.14%) RHCE
5 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) vSphere
2 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Nagios
1 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.14%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Zend
3 4 (4.55%) Google
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) Borland
4 3 (3.41%) Sage
4 3 (3.41%) EMC
4 3 (3.41%) Open Text
5 2 (2.27%) Remedy
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco
6 1 (1.14%) HP
6 1 (1.14%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.14%) F5
6 1 (1.14%) SOASTA, Inc
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