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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 156 157 153
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 56 53 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.95% 1.01%
As % of the General category 2.86% 2.33% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 53 50 42
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £56,250 £54,500
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
1958 2278 1778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.82% 41.05% 36.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1573 1832 1453
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 2 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 2 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 +17 42 £70,000 +75.00%
Staffordshire -14 8 £35,000 +7.69%
Warwickshire 0 2 £31,425 -30.16%
Coventry -2 1 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £37,500 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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 84 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 84 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 78 (61.90%) Retail
3 75 (59.52%) Finance
4 42 (33.33%) Business Development
5 32 (25.40%) German Language
5 32 (25.40%) Six Sigma
5 32 (25.40%) Benchmarking
6 28 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (19.05%) SOA
8 22 (17.46%) SharePoint
9 20 (15.87%) Software Testing
9 20 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (15.08%) Oracle
11 18 (14.29%) Windows
11 18 (14.29%) HP
11 18 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (13.49%) Performance Testing
12 17 (13.49%) QA
12 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
13 16 (12.70%) SQL
13 16 (12.70%) MS Excel
13 16 (12.70%) CRM
14 15 (11.90%) Migration
15 14 (11.11%) ISEB
16 13 (10.32%) Knowledge Management
17 12 (9.52%) SharePoint Server
17 12 (9.52%) Taxonomies
17 12 (9.52%) TOGAF
17 12 (9.52%) Systems Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 22 (17.46%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.52%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (3.97%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.97%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 16 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) VPN
1 4 (3.17%) DNS
1 4 (3.17%) SAN
1 4 (3.17%) DHCP
1 4 (3.17%) Firewall
1 4 (3.17%) IP Telephony
1 4 (3.17%) NAS
2 3 (2.38%) Broadband
2 3 (2.38%) DSL
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.59%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.59%) Multicast
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) EDRMS
2 11 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.79%) OLTP
4 1 (0.79%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.79%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Selenium
2 10 (7.94%) LoadRunner
2 10 (7.94%) NeoLoad
3 2 (1.59%) Subversion
3 2 (1.59%) JIRA
3 2 (1.59%) Ant
3 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.59%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 78 (61.90%) Retail
2 75 (59.52%) Finance
3 32 (25.40%) German Language
4 7 (5.56%) Games
5 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.59%) Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Front Office
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (10.32%) Architect
1 13 (10.32%) Test Manager
2 12 (9.52%) Account Manager
2 12 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (9.52%) Sales Manager
2 12 (9.52%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 12 (9.52%) SharePoint Architect
2 12 (9.52%) Senior Architect
2 12 (9.52%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
2 12 (9.52%) Senior SharePoint Architect
3 11 (8.73%) Project Manager
4 10 (7.94%) Analyst
4 10 (7.94%) Performance Manager
4 10 (7.94%) Performance Test Manager
5 9 (7.14%) Tester
6 8 (6.35%) Software Tester
7 7 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
7 7 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
7 7 (5.56%) Senior Manager
7 7 (5.56%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Taxonomies
2 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.79%) AS400
3 1 (0.79%) EPoS
3 1 (0.79%) EFTPOS
3 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.59%) UNIX
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.79%) Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (33.33%) Business Development
2 32 (25.40%) Six Sigma
2 32 (25.40%) Benchmarking
3 28 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (19.05%) SOA
5 20 (15.87%) Software Testing
5 20 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (13.49%) Performance Testing
8 16 (12.70%) CRM
9 15 (11.90%) Migration
10 13 (10.32%) Knowledge Management
11 12 (9.52%) Metadata Management
11 12 (9.52%) Data Management
11 12 (9.52%) TOGAF
11 12 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
12 11 (8.73%) Project Management
13 10 (7.94%) ETL
13 10 (7.94%) Test Strategy
14 9 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.70%) SQL
2 4 (3.17%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.59%) Python
3 2 (1.59%) Ruby
4 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 84 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 84 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.11%) ISEB
3 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.17%) CCNP
3 4 (3.17%) CCNA
3 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.59%) MCSE
5 2 (1.59%) Degree
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.49%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Oracle
2 18 (14.29%) HP
3 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.52%) Open Text
4 12 (9.52%) EMC
5 10 (7.94%) SOASTA, Inc
6 4 (3.17%) VMware
6 4 (3.17%) Cisco
7 3 (2.38%) BT
7 3 (2.38%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.59%) AccuRev
8 2 (1.59%) Remedy
8 2 (1.59%) NetApp
9 1 (0.79%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.79%) SAP
9 1 (0.79%) Siebel
9 1 (0.79%) hybris
9 1 (0.79%) Capita
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £41,218 to £56,674 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + pension, great environment!
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago