Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 135 107
Rank change year-on-year -23 -28 +67
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 196 222 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.84% 2.14% 2.82%
As % of the General category 3.14% 3.69% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 185 196 349
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +9.24%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £115,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £69,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -0.71% +7.69% +13.04%

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 6,243 6,015 8,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.54% 58.03% 61.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,608 5,478 7,614
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £59,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +0.42% +3.91%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,675
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 126 (64.29%) Finance
2 73 (37.24%) SQL
3 57 (29.08%) Banking
4 51 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (24.49%) SQL Server
6 43 (21.94%) .NET
7 40 (20.41%) C#
8 39 (19.90%) Windows
9 36 (18.37%) Java
10 33 (16.84%) Linux
11 32 (16.33%) JavaScript
12 30 (15.31%) Microsoft
13 28 (14.29%) Unix
14 27 (13.78%) HTML
15 25 (12.76%) Asset Management
16 24 (12.24%) Degree
17 22 (11.22%) Relational Database
17 22 (11.22%) Business Analysis
18 21 (10.71%) Shell Script
18 21 (10.71%) CRM
18 21 (10.71%) RDBMS
19 20 (10.20%) Validation
20 19 (9.69%) Front Office
20 19 (9.69%) T-SQL
20 19 (9.69%) Solaris
20 19 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 18 (9.18%) XML
21 18 (9.18%) ClearCase
22 17 (8.67%) ASP.NET

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 8 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.04%) Jetty
3 1 (0.51%) GemFire
3 1 (0.51%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.02%) Moqups
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.06%) IntelliMatch
1 6 (3.06%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.51%) Kondor
2 1 (0.51%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (5.10%) SaaS
2 8 (4.08%) GitHub
3 7 (3.57%) Slack
4 6 (3.06%) IaaS
4 6 (3.06%) PaaS
5 5 (2.55%) G Suite
6 4 (2.04%) Heroku
6 4 (2.04%) Office 365
7 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.02%) Datadog
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.06%) LAN
1 6 (3.06%) WAN
1 6 (3.06%) Wireless
2 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.53%) FTP
4 2 (1.02%) AMQP
4 2 (1.02%) Firewall
4 2 (1.02%) Network Security
5 1 (0.51%) DHCP
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) Intranet
5 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.22%) Relational Database
3 21 (10.71%) RDBMS
4 17 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.04%) Redis
7 3 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.53%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.51%) DataStage
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.51%) KDB
9 1 (0.51%) MySQL
9 1 (0.51%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 18 (9.18%) ClearCase
2 16 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.59%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (3.06%) Maven
6 5 (2.55%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.55%) JIRA
6 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.53%) Subversion
7 3 (1.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.02%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.02%) NuGet
8 2 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.02%) Selenium
8 2 (1.02%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.51%) UI Automator
General
1 126 (64.29%) Finance
2 57 (29.08%) Banking
3 19 (9.69%) Front Office
4 15 (7.65%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.63%) International Banking
6 12 (6.12%) Legal
7 8 (4.08%) Advertising
8 6 (3.06%) Publishing
9 5 (2.55%) Financial Institution
9 5 (2.55%) Military
10 4 (2.04%) Games
11 3 (1.53%) Retail
12 1 (0.51%) Law
12 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (32.14%) Developer
2 48 (24.49%) Analyst
3 34 (17.35%) Business Analyst
4 30 (15.31%) Java Developer
5 27 (13.78%) C# Developer
6 25 (12.76%) Senior Developer
7 21 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 19 (9.69%) Core Java Developer
9 15 (7.65%) .NET Developer
9 15 (7.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (7.65%) Product Manager
9 15 (7.65%) Project Manager
9 15 (7.65%) WinForms Developer
10 14 (7.14%) IT Manager
11 11 (5.61%) Architect
11 11 (5.61%) Senior SQL Developer
11 11 (5.61%) SQL Developer
12 10 (5.10%) C# Software Developer
12 10 (5.10%) Software Developer
12 10 (5.10%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (21.94%) .NET
2 27 (13.78%) HTML
3 18 (9.18%) XML
4 17 (8.67%) ASP.NET
4 17 (8.67%) WinForms
5 15 (7.65%) AngularJS
6 13 (6.63%) CSS
6 13 (6.63%) FIX Protocol
7 12 (6.12%) WCF
8 9 (4.59%) .NET Framework
8 9 (4.59%) J2EE
8 9 (4.59%) Spring
8 9 (4.59%) XSL
9 8 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (3.57%) RESTful
11 6 (3.06%) HTML5
12 5 (2.55%) Entity Framework
12 5 (2.55%) JPA
12 5 (2.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.65%) Derivative
3 13 (6.63%) Equities
4 12 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.12%) Fixed Income
4 12 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (4.08%) Fintech
6 7 (3.57%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.55%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.04%) User Experience
9 3 (1.53%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.02%) PMI
10 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.51%) Bitcoin
11 1 (0.51%) BYOD
11 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.51%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.90%) Windows
2 33 (16.84%) Linux
3 28 (14.29%) Unix
4 19 (9.69%) Solaris
5 18 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.53%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.76%) Asset Management
3 22 (11.22%) Business Analysis
4 21 (10.71%) CRM
5 20 (10.20%) Validation
6 17 (8.67%) Business Continuity
7 16 (8.16%) Process Improvement
8 15 (7.65%) BCP
8 15 (7.65%) Project Management
8 15 (7.65%) Scrum
9 14 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 14 (7.14%) OO
9 14 (7.14%) SDLC
10 13 (6.63%) Business Continuity Planning
10 13 (6.63%) Investment Management
10 13 (6.63%) IT Governance
10 13 (6.63%) Line Management
10 13 (6.63%) Matrix Management
10 13 (6.63%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (37.24%) SQL
2 40 (20.41%) C#
3 36 (18.37%) Java
4 32 (16.33%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.71%) Shell Script
6 19 (9.69%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.59%) VB
7 9 (4.59%) VB6
8 7 (3.57%) Ruby
8 7 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.57%) VBA
9 4 (2.04%) Perl
9 4 (2.04%) Python
10 3 (1.53%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.02%) C++
12 1 (0.51%) AWK
12 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.51%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.51%) C-shell
12 1 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (12.24%) Degree
2 4 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.02%) IIBA
3 2 (1.02%) ISEB
3 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.67%) MiFID
1 17 (8.67%) QA
2 7 (3.57%) PMO
3 6 (3.06%) SLA
4 5 (2.55%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.02%) EMIR
6 1 (0.51%) UCITS
System Software
1 10 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.57%) Docker
2 7 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.51%) Firmware
4 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.53%) Ansible
1 3 (1.53%) SCOM
2 2 (1.02%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (1.02%) Kibana
2 2 (1.02%) logstash
2 2 (1.02%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.63%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (4.59%) Bloomberg
3 9 (4.59%) Oracle
4 7 (3.57%) Blue Prism
4 7 (3.57%) IBM
4 7 (3.57%) VMware
5 6 (3.06%) Apple
5 6 (3.06%) Concur
5 6 (3.06%) Sybase
5 6 (3.06%) Temenos
6 5 (2.55%) Xerox
7 3 (1.53%) Murex
7 3 (1.53%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.02%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco
8 2 (1.02%) Splunk
9 1 (0.51%) BISAM
9 1 (0.51%) FactSet
9 1 (0.51%) Tableau