Period
to 26 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 156 126
Rank change year-on-year -5 -30 +27
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 206 205 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.92% 2.00% 2.42%
As % of the General category 3.29% 3.57% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 189 196 279
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £115,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £67,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -0.74% +8.00% +8.70%

Back Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 6,255 5,737 8,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.41% 55.98% 60.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,561 5,161 7,401
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £96,250 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the City of London

Back Office
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Back Office in the City of London.

Salary trend for Back Office in the City of London

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 146 (70.87%) Finance
2 92 (44.66%) SQL
3 74 (35.92%) .NET
4 63 (30.58%) Banking
5 58 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (25.73%) Microsoft
7 49 (23.79%) C#
8 46 (22.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (16.99%) SQL Server
10 34 (16.50%) Java
11 32 (15.53%) WinForms
12 31 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (14.08%) Degree
14 28 (13.59%) .NET Framework
14 28 (13.59%) JavaScript
14 28 (13.59%) Windows
14 28 (13.59%) Project Management
15 27 (13.11%) HTML
16 26 (12.62%) SDLC
17 25 (12.14%) Asset Management
18 24 (11.65%) OO
18 24 (11.65%) Relational Database
18 24 (11.65%) Business Analysis
18 24 (11.65%) WPF
19 22 (10.68%) VBA
19 22 (10.68%) Oracle
19 22 (10.68%) Front Office
20 21 (10.19%) Crystal Reports
20 21 (10.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
20 21 (10.19%) Problem-Solving

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.91%) CMS
3 6 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.94%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.46%) IIS
6 3 (1.46%) Jetty
7 2 (0.97%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.97%) JCAPS
7 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.49%) Apache
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.97%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 11 (5.34%) Oracle Financials
1 11 (5.34%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (3.88%) IntelliMatch
2 8 (3.88%) Temenos T24
3 4 (1.94%) thinkFolio
4 3 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.49%) Kondor
5 1 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.40%) SaaS
2 6 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.91%) Office 365
2 6 (2.91%) PaaS
3 5 (2.43%) GitHub
3 5 (2.43%) IaaS
3 5 (2.43%) Slack
4 4 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.94%) G Suite
4 4 (1.94%) Heroku
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.37%) WAN
2 5 (2.43%) LAN
3 4 (1.94%) AMQP
3 4 (1.94%) Intranet
3 4 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.97%) FTP
4 2 (0.97%) HTTP
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.49%) DHCP
5 1 (0.49%) DNS
5 1 (0.49%) Firewall
5 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (22.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 35 (16.99%) SQL Server
3 24 (11.65%) Relational Database
4 21 (10.19%) Crystal Reports
5 19 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (5.83%) NoSQL
8 10 (4.85%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.91%) QlikView
10 4 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.94%) Redis
11 1 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.49%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.49%) KDB
11 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.49%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 31 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (10.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 9 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.88%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (2.91%) ClearCase
6 6 (2.91%) Maven
6 6 (2.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.46%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.97%) Ant
8 2 (0.97%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.97%) JIRA
8 2 (0.97%) JUnit
8 2 (0.97%) Selenium
8 2 (0.97%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.97%) Subversion
9 1 (0.49%) Gradle
9 1 (0.49%) Grunt
9 1 (0.49%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 146 (70.87%) Finance
2 63 (30.58%) Banking
3 22 (10.68%) Front Office
4 11 (5.34%) General Ledger
4 11 (5.34%) Legal
5 8 (3.88%) International Banking
6 6 (2.91%) Publishing
6 6 (2.91%) Retail
7 5 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.94%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.97%) Games
9 2 (0.97%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.49%) Marketing
10 1 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (40.29%) Developer
2 41 (19.90%) C# Developer
3 40 (19.42%) Analyst
4 30 (14.56%) WinForms Developer
5 25 (12.14%) Business Analyst
6 23 (11.17%) Junior
6 23 (11.17%) Project Manager
7 22 (10.68%) Architect
7 22 (10.68%) Junior Developer
8 21 (10.19%) C# WPF Developer
8 21 (10.19%) Junior C# Developer
8 21 (10.19%) Junior WPF Developer
8 21 (10.19%) WPF Developer
9 18 (8.74%) Java Developer
10 17 (8.25%) C# Software Developer
10 17 (8.25%) Software Developer
11 15 (7.28%) Senior Developer
11 15 (7.28%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (6.31%) .NET Developer
13 12 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (35.92%) .NET
2 32 (15.53%) WinForms
3 28 (13.59%) .NET Framework
4 27 (13.11%) HTML
5 24 (11.65%) WPF
6 16 (7.77%) ASP.NET
6 16 (7.77%) XML
7 15 (7.28%) AngularJS
8 14 (6.80%) CSS
9 13 (6.31%) FIX Protocol
10 11 (5.34%) WCF
11 10 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (3.88%) J2EE
12 8 (3.88%) RESTful
12 8 (3.88%) Spring
13 7 (3.40%) HTML5
13 7 (3.40%) XSL
14 6 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (2.91%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.74%) Fixed Income
2 16 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.28%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.31%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.31%) Derivative
5 12 (5.83%) Equities
6 10 (4.85%) Fintech
6 10 (4.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (4.37%) User Experience
8 6 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.94%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.94%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.46%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.97%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.97%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
12 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.59%) Windows
2 20 (9.71%) Linux
3 16 (7.77%) Unix
4 7 (3.40%) Solaris
5 6 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.49%) Android
8 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.49%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.59%) Project Management
3 26 (12.62%) SDLC
4 25 (12.14%) Asset Management
5 24 (11.65%) Business Analysis
5 24 (11.65%) OO
6 21 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (9.22%) DevOps
8 18 (8.74%) Process Improvement
9 17 (8.25%) Investment Management
9 17 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (7.77%) TDD
11 15 (7.28%) MVC
12 14 (6.80%) ERP
12 14 (6.80%) ITIL
12 14 (6.80%) SOA
13 13 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (6.31%) CRM
13 13 (6.31%) Scrum
14 12 (5.83%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 92 (44.66%) SQL
2 49 (23.79%) C#
3 34 (16.50%) Java
4 28 (13.59%) JavaScript
5 22 (10.68%) VBA
6 16 (7.77%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.31%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.40%) VB
8 7 (3.40%) VB6
9 5 (2.43%) PHP
9 5 (2.43%) Ruby
9 5 (2.43%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.94%) C
10 4 (1.94%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.46%) Perl
12 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.97%) XPath
13 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.49%) Scala
13 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (14.08%) Degree
2 9 (4.37%) PMP
3 8 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.91%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.94%) ISEB
5 4 (1.94%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.97%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.74%) MiFID
2 17 (8.25%) QA
3 5 (2.43%) PMO
4 4 (1.94%) AIFMD
4 4 (1.94%) EMIR
4 4 (1.94%) GDPR
5 2 (0.97%) SLA
6 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.91%) Docker
2 6 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.49%) Firmware
4 1 (0.49%) Gluster
4 1 (0.49%) iptables
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.49%) NFS
4 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) Control-M
1 3 (1.46%) HAProxy
1 3 (1.46%) SCCM
2 1 (0.49%) Ansible
2 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.49%) Puppet
2 1 (0.49%) SCOM
2 1 (0.49%) ThinApp
2 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (25.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.68%) Oracle
3 10 (4.85%) IBM
4 9 (4.37%) Blue Prism
5 8 (3.88%) Concur
5 8 (3.88%) Temenos
6 6 (2.91%) Bloomberg
6 6 (2.91%) VMware
7 5 (2.43%) Apple
7 5 (2.43%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.94%) Charles River
8 4 (1.94%) SAP
8 4 (1.94%) Tableau
9 3 (1.46%) Sybase
10 2 (0.97%) Cadence
10 2 (0.97%) Portware
11 1 (0.49%) Google
11 1 (0.49%) SimCorp
11 1 (0.49%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.49%) Tradeweb