Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 159 114
Rank change year-on-year +23 -45 +63
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 218 216 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.12% 1.86% 2.51%
As % of the General category 3.67% 3.13% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 205 174 389
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £38,950 £38,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £94,250 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +0.84%

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 5943 6905 10455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.90% 59.43% 61.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5361 6306 9034
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 132 (60.55%) Finance
2 72 (33.03%) SQL
3 63 (28.90%) Banking
4 62 (28.44%) SQL Server
5 48 (22.02%) Java
6 39 (17.89%) Linux
6 39 (17.89%) Degree
7 36 (16.51%) Windows
8 35 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (15.14%) C#
10 31 (14.22%) Service Delivery
11 30 (13.76%) Front Office
11 30 (13.76%) Unix
11 30 (13.76%) Computer Science
12 28 (12.84%) .NET
13 27 (12.39%) XML
14 26 (11.93%) Advertising
14 26 (11.93%) QA
15 24 (11.01%) Derivative
16 22 (10.09%) Relational Database
17 21 (9.63%) Business Analysis
17 21 (9.63%) Microsoft
17 21 (9.63%) Computer Science Degree
18 20 (9.17%) Oracle
18 20 (9.17%) Hibernate
18 20 (9.17%) Spring
18 20 (9.17%) FIX Protocol
19 19 (8.72%) Line Management
19 19 (8.72%) RDBMS
20 18 (8.26%) JavaScript

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 9 (4.13%) Confluence
2 8 (3.67%) CMS
3 3 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.46%) GemFire
4 1 (0.46%) IIS
4 1 (0.46%) Jetty
4 1 (0.46%) SAS
4 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.46%) Kondor
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (0.46%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.05%) SaaS
2 7 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.29%) GitHub
3 5 (2.29%) Office 365
4 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.38%) Datadog
5 3 (1.38%) Dropbox
5 3 (1.38%) G Suite
6 2 (0.92%) Slack
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.46%) IaaS
7 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.46%) PaaS
7 1 (0.46%) Serverless
7 1 (0.46%) Trello
7 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.96%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.75%) Firewall
2 6 (2.75%) Wireless
3 4 (1.83%) DHCP
3 4 (1.83%) LAN
3 4 (1.83%) VLAN
3 4 (1.83%) WAN
4 3 (1.38%) FTP
4 3 (1.38%) LDAP
4 3 (1.38%) Network Security
5 2 (0.92%) VPN
6 1 (0.46%) DNS
6 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.46%) Internet
6 1 (0.46%) Intranet
6 1 (0.46%) Skype
6 1 (0.46%) SNMP
6 1 (0.46%) VoIP
6 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (28.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.09%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.72%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.38%) Big Data
6 2 (0.92%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.92%) DataStage
6 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.92%) MySQL
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.46%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.46%) KDB
7 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.46%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 16 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.96%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.96%) JIRA
3 10 (4.59%) ClearCase
3 10 (4.59%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (2.75%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.75%) Maven
6 5 (2.29%) FitNesse
6 5 (2.29%) Selenium
6 5 (2.29%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.83%) Subversion
8 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.38%) NuGet
8 3 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 132 (60.55%) Finance
2 63 (28.90%) Banking
3 30 (13.76%) Front Office
4 26 (11.93%) Advertising
5 15 (6.88%) Investment Banking
5 15 (6.88%) Military
6 9 (4.13%) International Banking
7 8 (3.67%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.29%) Legal
9 4 (1.83%) Games
9 4 (1.83%) Retail
10 2 (0.92%) Law
10 2 (0.92%) Publishing
11 1 (0.46%) Billing
11 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.46%) Marketing
11 1 (0.46%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 55 (25.23%) Developer
2 45 (20.64%) Analyst
3 38 (17.43%) Java Developer
4 26 (11.93%) Business Analyst
4 26 (11.93%) Junior
5 23 (10.55%) Junior Developer
6 19 (8.72%) Junior Java Developer
7 16 (7.34%) C# Developer
8 14 (6.42%) Product Manager
9 12 (5.50%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.50%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (5.50%) Team Leader
10 11 (5.05%) SQL Developer
11 10 (4.59%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (4.59%) Core Java Developer
11 10 (4.59%) IT Manager
11 10 (4.59%) Senior SQL Developer
12 9 (4.13%) Software Developer
12 9 (4.13%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.84%) .NET
2 27 (12.39%) XML
3 20 (9.17%) FIX Protocol
3 20 (9.17%) Hibernate
3 20 (9.17%) Spring
4 15 (6.88%) HTML
5 13 (5.96%) ASP.NET
6 10 (4.59%) WinForms
7 9 (4.13%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.67%) XSL
9 7 (3.21%) SOAP
10 6 (2.75%) Angular 2
11 5 (2.29%) WCF
12 4 (1.83%) CSS
12 4 (1.83%) FpML
13 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
13 3 (1.38%) XSD
14 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.76%) Computer Science
2 24 (11.01%) Derivative
3 18 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.42%) Fixed Income
4 14 (6.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (4.13%) Equities
6 7 (3.21%) Fintech
6 7 (3.21%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.75%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.29%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.29%) Swaptions
8 5 (2.29%) User Experience
9 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.38%) ASIC
10 3 (1.38%) DTCC
10 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.92%) Bitcoin
11 2 (0.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.89%) Linux
2 36 (16.51%) Windows
3 30 (13.76%) Unix
4 11 (5.05%) Solaris
5 10 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.21%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.21%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.83%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (14.22%) Service Delivery
3 21 (9.63%) Business Analysis
4 19 (8.72%) Line Management
5 18 (8.26%) Document Management
6 17 (7.80%) Asset Management
7 15 (6.88%) Investment Management
7 15 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (6.88%) Validation
7 15 (6.88%) Workflow
8 14 (6.42%) Project Management
9 13 (5.96%) CRM
9 13 (5.96%) Quality Management
9 13 (5.96%) Scrum
10 12 (5.50%) Process Improvement
10 12 (5.50%) Product Management
10 12 (5.50%) Regression Testing
11 11 (5.05%) BCP
11 11 (5.05%) Electronic Trading
11 11 (5.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 72 (33.03%) SQL
2 48 (22.02%) Java
3 33 (15.14%) C#
4 18 (8.26%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.34%) T-SQL
6 13 (5.96%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.59%) VBA
8 8 (3.67%) C++
8 8 (3.67%) Python
8 8 (3.67%) VB
8 8 (3.67%) VB6
9 6 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.29%) Ruby
11 4 (1.83%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.92%) Perl
13 1 (0.46%) AWK
13 1 (0.46%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.46%) C-shell
13 1 (0.46%) Korn
13 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (17.89%) Degree
2 21 (9.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.38%) PhD
4 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.46%) PMP
5 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.93%) QA
2 16 (7.34%) SLA
3 13 (5.96%) MiFID
4 8 (3.67%) EMIR
4 8 (3.67%) PMO
5 5 (2.29%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.83%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (1.38%) ISO 15022
7 3 (1.38%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.46%) UCITS
System Software
1 7 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.83%) Docker
3 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.83%) Ansible
2 3 (1.38%) Kibana
2 3 (1.38%) logstash
2 3 (1.38%) SCOM
3 2 (0.92%) Puppet
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.17%) Oracle
3 16 (7.34%) Xerox
4 15 (6.88%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.67%) Sybase
6 5 (2.29%) Cisco
7 4 (1.83%) Apple
8 3 (1.38%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.38%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.38%) SAP
8 3 (1.38%) Splunk
8 3 (1.38%) Tableau
8 3 (1.38%) Ubiquiti
8 3 (1.38%) VMware
9 2 (0.92%) Charles River
9 2 (0.92%) IBM
9 2 (0.92%) MarketAxess
9 2 (0.92%) Netezza
10 1 (0.46%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.46%) Juniper