Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 155 153
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 -11
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 197 193 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.80% 1.90% 2.06%
As % of the General category 3.23% 3.41% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 171 180 227
City of London median annual salary £67,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.67% -7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £36,250 £27,425 £33,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +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 6,095 5,656 7,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 55.80% 55.63% 61.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5,401 5,046 7,179
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.68%

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 22 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 140 (71.07%) Finance
2 82 (41.62%) SQL
3 77 (39.09%) .NET
4 68 (34.52%) Microsoft
5 65 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (26.90%) Banking
7 44 (22.34%) Oracle
8 42 (21.32%) Java
9 38 (19.29%) C#
9 38 (19.29%) Project Management
10 36 (18.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 31 (15.74%) SOA
12 30 (15.23%) Degree
13 29 (14.72%) ERP
14 27 (13.71%) SQL Server
15 26 (13.20%) Windows
16 25 (12.69%) Oracle Financials
16 25 (12.69%) MVC
16 25 (12.69%) General Ledger
16 25 (12.69%) Business Analysis
16 25 (12.69%) Oracle General Ledger
16 25 (12.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 25 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (12.18%) .NET Framework
17 24 (12.18%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (12.18%) Microsoft Office
18 23 (11.68%) WinForms
18 23 (11.68%) WPF
19 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
19 21 (10.66%) Management Information System

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 25 (12.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.08%) CMS
4 8 (4.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.02%) Confluence
7 2 (1.02%) Drupal
7 2 (1.02%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.02%) IIS
7 2 (1.02%) JCAPS
7 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.02%) WordPress
8 1 (0.51%) Apache
8 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (12.18%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (6.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.51%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 25 (12.69%) Oracle Financials
1 25 (12.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (1.52%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.52%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.51%) Kondor
3 1 (0.51%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.55%) Office 365
3 6 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.03%) SaaS
5 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.02%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.54%) FTP
2 4 (2.03%) Intranet
2 4 (2.03%) WAN
3 3 (1.52%) Internet
4 2 (1.02%) AMQP
4 2 (1.02%) HTTP
4 2 (1.02%) SSH
4 2 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.51%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.51%) Firewall
5 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (13.71%) SQL Server
3 24 (12.18%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (10.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (8.12%) Crystal Reports
6 15 (7.61%) Relational Database
7 13 (6.60%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.55%) QlikView
9 5 (2.54%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (2.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.52%) KDB
11 3 (1.52%) MySQL
11 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
13 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.51%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 19 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (8.12%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 5 (2.54%) Maven
3 5 (2.54%) Selenium
3 5 (2.54%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.03%) Ant
4 4 (2.03%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.03%) JIRA
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.52%) Subversion
6 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.02%) JUnit
6 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.51%) Capybara
7 1 (0.51%) Grunt
7 1 (0.51%) gulp
7 1 (0.51%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.51%) NUnit
General
1 140 (71.07%) Finance
2 53 (26.90%) Banking
3 25 (12.69%) General Ledger
4 20 (10.15%) Front Office
5 6 (3.05%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.05%) Retail
6 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.03%) Legal
7 4 (2.03%) Marketing
7 4 (2.03%) Publishing
8 3 (1.52%) Games
8 3 (1.52%) International Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Law
9 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Romanian Language
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (35.03%) Developer
2 45 (22.84%) Analyst
3 32 (16.24%) C# Developer
4 31 (15.74%) Architect
5 26 (13.20%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (11.17%) Business Analyst
7 18 (9.14%) Junior
7 18 (9.14%) WinForms Developer
8 17 (8.63%) Junior Developer
9 16 (8.12%) C# WPF Developer
9 16 (8.12%) Junior C# Developer
9 16 (8.12%) Junior WPF Developer
9 16 (8.12%) Project Manager
9 16 (8.12%) SQL Developer
9 16 (8.12%) Support Analyst
9 16 (8.12%) WPF Developer
10 15 (7.61%) .NET Developer
10 15 (7.61%) SSIS Developer
11 13 (6.60%) Oracle Architect
11 13 (6.60%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (39.09%) .NET
2 24 (12.18%) .NET Framework
3 23 (11.68%) WinForms
3 23 (11.68%) WPF
4 18 (9.14%) HTML
5 16 (8.12%) ASP.NET
6 14 (7.11%) AngularJS
7 12 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (6.09%) WCF
8 11 (5.58%) CSS
9 10 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (5.08%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (5.08%) XML
10 9 (4.57%) jQuery
10 9 (4.57%) LAMP
10 9 (4.57%) Laravel
11 8 (4.06%) .NET Core
11 8 (4.06%) Entity Framework
12 7 (3.55%) JSON
12 7 (3.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.66%) Management Information System
2 20 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (9.14%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.60%) User Experience
5 11 (5.58%) Equities
5 11 (5.58%) Fixed Income
5 11 (5.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (5.58%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.57%) Derivative
7 8 (4.06%) Fintech
8 7 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.54%) Hedge funds
10 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (2.03%) NHS
10 4 (2.03%) Reinsurance
10 4 (2.03%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.20%) Windows
2 16 (8.12%) Unix
3 13 (6.60%) Linux
4 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (19.29%) Project Management
3 31 (15.74%) SOA
4 29 (14.72%) ERP
5 25 (12.69%) Business Analysis
5 25 (12.69%) MVC
5 25 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (10.66%) DevOps
6 21 (10.66%) SDLC
6 21 (10.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (10.15%) TDD
8 19 (9.64%) Asset Management
8 19 (9.64%) Waterfall
9 18 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (9.14%) Process Improvement
10 17 (8.63%) OO
11 16 (8.12%) Investment Management
11 16 (8.12%) Web Development
11 16 (8.12%) Workflow
12 15 (7.61%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 82 (41.62%) SQL
2 42 (21.32%) Java
3 38 (19.29%) C#
4 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.14%) VBA
6 13 (6.60%) Shell Script
7 12 (6.09%) PHP
8 10 (5.08%) PL/SQL
9 9 (4.57%) Python
10 7 (3.55%) Perl
11 6 (3.05%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.54%) C
13 4 (2.03%) AWK
13 4 (2.03%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.02%) VB
14 2 (1.02%) VB6
14 2 (1.02%) XPath
15 1 (0.51%) Scala
15 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (15.23%) Degree
2 13 (6.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (5.08%) PMP
4 5 (2.54%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.02%) ISEB
6 2 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.61%) MiFID
2 14 (7.11%) QA
3 7 (3.55%) GDPR
4 6 (3.05%) EMIR
5 5 (2.54%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.54%) PMO
6 4 (2.03%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.54%) Docker
3 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Gluster
4 1 (0.51%) iptables
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.51%) NFS
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) Control-M
2 2 (1.02%) cPanel
3 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) ThinApp
3 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 44 (22.34%) Oracle
3 5 (2.54%) IBM
3 5 (2.54%) SAP
3 5 (2.54%) Tableau
4 4 (2.03%) Reuters
4 4 (2.03%) Sybase
4 4 (2.03%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.52%) Blue Prism
5 3 (1.52%) Charles River
5 3 (1.52%) Concur
5 3 (1.52%) FXall
5 3 (1.52%) Google
5 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.52%) Temenos
6 2 (1.02%) Cadence
6 2 (1.02%) Portware
6 2 (1.02%) VMware
7 1 (0.51%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.51%) Mitel