Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 155 222
Rank change year-on-year -59 +67 -40
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 39 46 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 1.16% 1.18%
As % of the General category 1.13% 1.89% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 35 37 103
10th Percentile £51,250 £45,750 £45,000
25th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
75th Percentile £84,375 £77,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £125,000 £87,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £65,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +19.23% -10.34% +3.57%

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 3,466 2,439 6,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.86% 61.27% 61.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,044 2,123 5,434
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,188 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,250 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £91,250 £87,625 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £106,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +6.56%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Back Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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 25 (64.10%) Finance
2 19 (48.72%) SQL
3 15 (38.46%) Banking
4 14 (35.90%) Front Office
5 13 (33.33%) Windows
6 11 (28.21%) ITIL
6 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (25.64%) Problem Management
7 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
7 10 (25.64%) Social Skills
8 9 (23.08%) .NET
9 8 (20.51%) Bloomberg
9 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.51%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (20.51%) Change Management
9 8 (20.51%) SDLC
10 7 (17.95%) Equities
10 7 (17.95%) Service Management
10 7 (17.95%) Linux
11 6 (15.38%) CRM
11 6 (15.38%) C#
11 6 (15.38%) Unix
11 6 (15.38%) MOM
11 6 (15.38%) DevOps
11 6 (15.38%) SCCM
11 6 (15.38%) Reference Data
11 6 (15.38%) Azure
11 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement

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 4 (10.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Chatbot
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 1 (2.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Azure
2 4 (10.26%) Power Platform
3 3 (7.69%) AWS
4 1 (2.56%) Azure Key Vault
4 1 (2.56%) Azure Service Bus
4 1 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) DHCP
1 4 (10.26%) DNS
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.26%) Power BI
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (10.26%) Tableau
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) JUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Mockito
General
1 25 (64.10%) Finance
2 15 (38.46%) Banking
3 14 (35.90%) Front Office
4 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
5 10 (25.64%) Social Skills
6 4 (10.26%) Military
7 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
8 1 (2.56%) Games
8 1 (2.56%) Humanities
8 1 (2.56%) Private Banking
8 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Applications Support
2 9 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Support Supervisor
6 3 (7.69%) Transformation Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.13%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
2 5 (12.82%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.26%) JSON
4 3 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (2.56%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.56%) FpML
5 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) React
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) Scalaz
5 1 (2.56%) Spring
5 1 (2.56%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Equities
2 6 (15.38%) Reference Data
3 5 (12.82%) Derivative
4 4 (10.26%) Fixed Income
4 4 (10.26%) Legacy Systems
5 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
6 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
6 2 (5.13%) Handset
6 2 (5.13%) Hedge funds
6 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
6 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.56%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (2.56%) Eurex
7 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 6 (15.38%) Unix
4 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.13%) Android
7 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) Problem Management
3 8 (20.51%) Change Management
3 8 (20.51%) SDLC
4 7 (17.95%) Service Management
5 6 (15.38%) CRM
5 6 (15.38%) DevOps
5 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (12.82%) MVC
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
6 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.26%) OO
7 4 (10.26%) OOP
7 4 (10.26%) Project Management
7 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) C#
3 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.82%) Python
4 4 (10.26%) VBA
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
5 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.13%) Java
6 2 (5.13%) VBScript
7 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.56%) Go
7 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
1 4 (10.26%) HNC
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.13%) CHECK Team Member
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ACCA
4 1 (2.56%) CIMA
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) EMIR
2 2 (5.13%) MiFID
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Docker
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) MOM
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
2 5 (12.82%) Kubernetes
3 4 (10.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (10.26%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Bloomberg
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Fidessa
2 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
2 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow
3 4 (10.26%) Concur
3 4 (10.26%) Sage
3 4 (10.26%) Sun
4 3 (7.69%) Avaya
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.13%) Apple
5 2 (5.13%) Reuters
5 2 (5.13%) Trayport
6 1 (2.56%) FactSet
6 1 (2.56%) Nintex
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Sparx