Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 197 157
Rank change year-on-year -26 -40 +1
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 85 136 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.93% 1.32% 1.94%
As % of the General category 1.84% 2.59% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 72 112 192
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -14.29% -1.75%
10th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £95,000 £94,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £69,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -13.67% -0.71%

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 4,614 5,254 6,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.38% 50.87% 58.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,924 4,652 5,554
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -

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 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the City of London

Back Office
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -9 5 £57,500 +9.52%
Back Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 39 (45.88%) SQL
2 35 (41.18%) Finance
3 28 (32.94%) Java
4 27 (31.76%) Python
5 23 (27.06%) C#
6 22 (25.88%) Web Services
7 20 (23.53%) VBA
8 19 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (22.35%) Coaching
9 17 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 17 (20.00%) Software Architecture
10 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (12.94%) Business Analysis
11 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
11 11 (12.94%) Linux
11 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
11 11 (12.94%) QA
11 11 (12.94%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (12.94%) Project Delivery
12 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
13 9 (10.59%) Sybase
13 9 (10.59%) Unix
13 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
13 9 (10.59%) Remedy
13 9 (10.59%) Workflow
13 9 (10.59%) Marketing
13 9 (10.59%) Degree
13 9 (10.59%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (10.59%) KDB
13 9 (10.59%) Hedge funds

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 2 (2.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) thinkFolio
2 2 (2.35%) Eagle PACE
2 2 (2.35%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.18%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) AWS
1 5 (5.88%) Azure
2 3 (3.53%) SaaS
3 2 (2.35%) IaaS
3 2 (2.35%) Office 365
3 2 (2.35%) PaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Firewall
1 1 (1.18%) LAN
1 1 (1.18%) MPLS
1 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.18%) VPN
1 1 (1.18%) WAN
1 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) KDB
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.35%) PHPUnit
3 2 (2.35%) Sinon.JS
General
1 35 (41.18%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Marketing
3 7 (8.24%) Front Office
4 6 (7.06%) Retail
5 5 (5.88%) Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (44.71%) Developer
2 27 (31.76%) Java Developer
3 18 (21.18%) Analyst
4 17 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 17 (20.00%) Python Developer
5 12 (14.12%) SQL Developer
6 11 (12.94%) Business Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 8 (9.41%) Senior Developer
7 8 (9.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 3 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
11 3 (3.53%) Senior Python Developer
11 3 (3.53%) thinkFolio Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) thinkFolio Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.88%) Web Services
2 9 (10.59%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (9.41%) RESTful
4 6 (7.06%) .NET
4 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.06%) HTML
4 6 (7.06%) React
4 6 (7.06%) Spring
5 5 (5.88%) SOAP
5 5 (5.88%) XML
5 5 (5.88%) XSL
6 3 (3.53%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.35%) J2EE
7 2 (2.35%) J2SE
7 2 (2.35%) JDBC
7 2 (2.35%) LAMP
7 2 (2.35%) Laravel
7 2 (2.35%) Node.js
7 2 (2.35%) WinForms
7 2 (2.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (10.59%) Hedge funds
3 8 (9.41%) Derivative
4 7 (8.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (5.88%) Fixed Income
5 5 (5.88%) N-Tier
6 4 (4.71%) Equities
6 4 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.53%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.35%) Market Risk
8 2 (2.35%) User Experience
9 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.18%) Contract for Difference
9 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.18%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.94%) Linux
2 9 (10.59%) Unix
3 8 (9.41%) Windows
4 5 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.35%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.35%) CentOS
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (22.35%) Coaching
2 17 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 17 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (12.94%) Business Analysis
4 11 (12.94%) Project Delivery
5 9 (10.59%) Critical Thinking
5 9 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (10.59%) Workflow
6 8 (9.41%) Asset Management
6 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (8.24%) TDD
8 6 (7.06%) Front End Development
9 5 (5.88%) B2B
9 5 (5.88%) Low Latency
10 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
10 4 (4.71%) ERP
10 4 (4.71%) MVC
10 4 (4.71%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.88%) SQL
2 28 (32.94%) Java
3 27 (31.76%) Python
4 23 (27.06%) C#
5 20 (23.53%) VBA
6 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
7 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
8 6 (7.06%) T-SQL
9 5 (5.88%) VB.NET
10 4 (4.71%) PHP
11 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.18%) Haskell
12 1 (1.18%) Java 8
12 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.18%) Ruby
12 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Degree
2 6 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.35%) CISM
3 2 (2.35%) CISSP
3 2 (2.35%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.18%) PMP
4 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.35%) NCSC
2 2 (2.35%) NIST
3 1 (1.18%) EMIR
3 1 (1.18%) MiFID
3 1 (1.18%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) Remedy
2 9 (10.59%) Sybase
3 7 (8.24%) Oracle
4 4 (4.71%) SAP
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco
5 2 (2.35%) Murex
5 2 (2.35%) VMware
6 1 (1.18%) Anaplan
6 1 (1.18%) Aruba
6 1 (1.18%) Calypso
6 1 (1.18%) Citrix
6 1 (1.18%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.18%) Dell
6 1 (1.18%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.18%) HP
6 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.18%) RIMES
6 1 (1.18%) SmartCo
6 1 (1.18%) SonicWALL