Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 165 204
Rank change year-on-year -8 +39 -36
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 58 84 125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.11% 1.35% 1.24%
As % of the General category 1.87% 2.23% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 54 68 111
10th Percentile £51,250 £51,750 £45,000
25th Percentile £53,125 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -7.69%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £117,625 £108,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £63,250
% change year-on-year +15.38% +2.77% -2.69%

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 3,109 3,774 6,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.53% 60.67% 64.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,700 3,299 5,673
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%

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 18 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 37 (63.79%) Finance
2 25 (43.10%) SQL
3 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (31.03%) Social Skills
5 17 (29.31%) .NET
5 17 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (25.86%) Banking
7 13 (22.41%) C#
7 13 (22.41%) Windows
8 12 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (18.97%) Front Office
10 10 (17.24%) Service Management
10 10 (17.24%) Change Management
10 10 (17.24%) Linux
10 10 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
10 10 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (17.24%) Software Delivery
10 10 (17.24%) Derivative
10 10 (17.24%) Problem Management
11 9 (15.52%) Reference Data
11 9 (15.52%) Azure
11 9 (15.52%) .NET Framework
11 9 (15.52%) MiFID
11 9 (15.52%) QA
11 9 (15.52%) EMIR
11 9 (15.52%) DevOps
11 9 (15.52%) Fidessa
11 9 (15.52%) Bloomberg
11 9 (15.52%) Python

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 (6.90%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Markit EDM
1 3 (5.17%) PolarLake
2 1 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Azure
2 4 (6.90%) Power Platform
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (3.45%) AWS
5 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) DHCP
1 5 (8.62%) DNS
1 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.90%) SSH
3 1 (1.72%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.90%) Power BI
4 4 (6.90%) Tableau
5 1 (1.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.90%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) GitLab
General
1 37 (63.79%) Finance
2 18 (31.03%) Social Skills
3 17 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (25.86%) Banking
5 11 (18.97%) Front Office
6 6 (10.34%) Investment Banking
7 4 (6.90%) Financial Institution
7 4 (6.90%) Law
7 4 (6.90%) Legal
7 4 (6.90%) Military
8 2 (3.45%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.72%) Humanities
9 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.72%) Private Banking
9 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Applications Support
2 10 (17.24%) Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Banking Business Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Report Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Support Supervisor
7 3 (5.17%) Data Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Implementation Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Server Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Software Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Software Implementation Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.31%) .NET
2 9 (15.52%) .NET Framework
3 7 (12.07%) React
4 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (8.62%) CSS
4 5 (8.62%) Entity Framework
4 5 (8.62%) jQuery
4 5 (8.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (8.62%) Web Services
5 4 (6.90%) JSON
6 3 (5.17%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.72%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.72%) JMS
7 1 (1.72%) LDAP
7 1 (1.72%) Redux
7 1 (1.72%) REST
7 1 (1.72%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Derivative
2 9 (15.52%) Reference Data
3 7 (12.07%) Equities
4 5 (8.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (8.62%) N-Tier
5 3 (5.17%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.72%) FMCG
7 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 10 (17.24%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.62%) Unix
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (17.24%) Change Management
3 10 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (17.24%) Problem Management
3 10 (17.24%) Service Management
3 10 (17.24%) Software Delivery
4 9 (15.52%) DevOps
4 9 (15.52%) ITIL
4 9 (15.52%) MVC
4 9 (15.52%) Scrum
5 8 (13.79%) CRM
5 8 (13.79%) Requirements Gathering
5 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.07%) Project Delivery
6 7 (12.07%) Workflow
7 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
7 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) SQL
2 13 (22.41%) C#
3 9 (15.52%) Python
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.90%) Perl
6 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.90%) VBA
7 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.45%) Java
8 2 (3.45%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.72%) C++
9 1 (1.72%) F#
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) HNC
2 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.45%) PMP
4 1 (1.72%) ACCA
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.72%) CIMA
4 1 (1.72%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) EMIR
1 9 (15.52%) MiFID
1 9 (15.52%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Docker
2 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (6.90%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.90%) MOM
2 4 (6.90%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) Control-M
3 1 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) Bloomberg
2 9 (15.52%) Fidessa
3 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.90%) Cisco
4 4 (6.90%) Concur
4 4 (6.90%) FactSet
4 4 (6.90%) Sage
4 4 (6.90%) Sun
5 3 (5.17%) Calypso
5 3 (5.17%) Charles River
5 3 (5.17%) Murex
5 3 (5.17%) Refinitiv
5 3 (5.17%) Reuters
5 3 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
5 3 (5.17%) SmartCo
5 3 (5.17%) SmartStream
5 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
5 3 (5.17%) VMware