Period
to 8 March 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 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 198 213
Rank change year-on-year +34 +15 -38
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 60 95 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.28% 1.07% 1.12%
As % of the General category 2.58% 2.10% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 67 83 101
Median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £111,250 £121,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -11.11%

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 2,329 4,533 5,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.85% 51.01% 50.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2,004 3,906 4,750
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £37,450
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +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 8 March 2021.

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 8 March 2021. 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 +15 2 £71,000 +23.48%
Back Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 8 March 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 36 (60.00%) Finance
2 30 (50.00%) SQL
3 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (45.00%) .NET
5 25 (41.67%) C#
6 23 (38.33%) React
7 21 (35.00%) Test Automation
7 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
8 20 (33.33%) CSS
8 20 (33.33%) SOA
8 20 (33.33%) MVC
8 20 (33.33%) DevOps
8 20 (33.33%) Microservices
9 19 (31.67%) .NET Framework
9 19 (31.67%) jQuery
9 19 (31.67%) Entity Framework
9 19 (31.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 19 (31.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 19 (31.67%) N-Tier
10 18 (30.00%) Azure
11 16 (26.67%) AWS
11 16 (26.67%) Terraform
11 16 (26.67%) .NET Core
11 16 (26.67%) Linux
12 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (25.00%) Waterfall
12 15 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 14 (23.33%) Nintex
13 14 (23.33%) SharePoint

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 14 (23.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (5.00%) Markit EDM
2 3 (5.00%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.00%) Azure
2 16 (26.67%) AWS
3 13 (21.67%) Dynamics 365
3 13 (21.67%) PaaS
4 3 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (5.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
2 2 (3.33%) SSH
2 2 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.00%) Redis
6 1 (1.67%) Power BI
6 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (5.00%) GitLab
General
1 36 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
2 7 (11.67%) Front Office
3 5 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 4 (6.67%) Law
4 4 (6.67%) Legal
5 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.33%) Retail
7 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Architect
3 13 (21.67%) Digital Architect
3 13 (21.67%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 13 (21.67%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (16.67%) Lead Architect
5 9 (15.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 9 (15.00%) Senior Architect
5 9 (15.00%) Senior Digital Architect
5 9 (15.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 9 (15.00%) Support Analyst
6 8 (13.33%) Applications Support
7 7 (11.67%) Software Developer
8 5 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Implementation Consultant
10 3 (5.00%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.00%) .NET
2 23 (38.33%) React
3 20 (33.33%) CSS
4 19 (31.67%) .NET Framework
4 19 (31.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 19 (31.67%) Entity Framework
4 19 (31.67%) jQuery
4 19 (31.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 16 (26.67%) .NET Core
6 8 (13.33%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (10.00%) Web Services
8 4 (6.67%) JMS
8 4 (6.67%) Ultra Messaging
9 3 (5.00%) Redux
10 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.67%) HTML
11 1 (1.67%) LDAP
11 1 (1.67%) REST
11 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) N-Tier
2 15 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (16.67%) Derivative
4 7 (11.67%) Equities
4 7 (11.67%) Reference Data
5 6 (10.00%) Fixed Income
5 6 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (8.33%) Algorithms
7 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
7 3 (5.00%) Hedge funds
7 3 (5.00%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.67%) FMCG
8 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Windows
3 6 (10.00%) Unix
4 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (33.33%) DevOps
3 20 (33.33%) Microservices
3 20 (33.33%) MVC
3 20 (33.33%) SOA
4 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (21.67%) Deployment Automation
5 13 (21.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 13 (21.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (21.67%) MODAF
5 13 (21.67%) OO
5 13 (21.67%) SOLID
5 13 (21.67%) Supply Chain Management
5 13 (21.67%) TOGAF
5 13 (21.67%) UML
5 13 (21.67%) Unit Testing
5 13 (21.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) SQL
2 25 (41.67%) C#
3 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.00%) Python
5 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.33%) Java
7 4 (6.67%) TypeScript
8 3 (5.00%) C++
9 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.33%) Perl
9 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.67%) F#
10 1 (1.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.67%) MOS
3 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
2 6 (10.00%) EMIR
2 6 (10.00%) MiFID
3 3 (5.00%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) Terraform
2 3 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (3.33%) Control-M
3 2 (3.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Nintex
2 13 (21.67%) Sparx
3 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.00%) Bloomberg
4 6 (10.00%) Fidessa
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.67%) Solace
6 3 (5.00%) Calypso
6 3 (5.00%) Charles River
6 3 (5.00%) FactSet
6 3 (5.00%) iManage
6 3 (5.00%) Informatica
6 3 (5.00%) Murex
6 3 (5.00%) Refinitiv
6 3 (5.00%) Reuters
6 3 (5.00%) SmartCo
6 3 (5.00%) SmartStream
6 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.00%) VMware
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco