Period
to 18 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 337 320
Rank change year-on-year -31 -17 -52
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,261 1,609 1,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.96% 1.01%
As % of the General category 2.13% 2.18% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 973 1,220 1,491
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.51% -0.87% +4.55%
10th Percentile £30,494 £31,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 59,327 73,750 74,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.14% 43.94% 42.64%
Number of salaries quoted 45,843 54,916 60,774
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £29,145
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Back Office in England.

Salary trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Back Office in England

Back Office
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the England region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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 -47 720 £65,000 - 58
South East -25 165 £45,000 +5.88% 21
North of England +24 116 £32,500 -15.58% 29
South West +76 113 £47,500 -26.92% 10
East of England +50 88 £55,000 +57.14% 5
Yorkshire +50 59 £31,934 -8.76% 10
North West +3 53 £33,750 -19.64% 19
Midlands -6 52 £38,132 -4.67% 16
East Midlands +40 29 £47,500 +23.38% 6
West Midlands +2 23 £35,000 -17.65% 9
North East +7 4 £53,750 -30.65%
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 588 (46.63%) Finance
2 411 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (26.65%) SQL
4 322 (25.54%) Banking
5 282 (22.36%) Microsoft
6 261 (20.70%) .NET
7 243 (19.27%) C#
8 220 (17.45%) Analytical Skills
9 219 (17.37%) Windows
10 204 (16.18%) SQL Server
11 202 (16.02%) Java
11 202 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
12 195 (15.46%) Front Office
13 181 (14.35%) JavaScript
14 171 (13.56%) Project Management
15 153 (12.13%) Oracle
16 146 (11.58%) Degree
17 135 (10.71%) HTML
18 133 (10.55%) Retail
19 121 (9.60%) Linux
20 114 (9.04%) ITIL
20 114 (9.04%) Change Management
20 114 (9.04%) Scrum
21 113 (8.96%) CSS
21 113 (8.96%) Business Analysis
22 110 (8.72%) ASP.NET
23 109 (8.64%) Investment Management
24 108 (8.56%) Asset Management
25 104 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
26 98 (7.77%) Fixed Income

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 39 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.22%) IIS
3 27 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 26 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 24 (1.90%) Confluence
6 21 (1.67%) CMS
7 15 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
10 9 (0.71%) Alfresco
10 9 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.48%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.48%) JBoss
13 5 (0.40%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.40%) SAS
13 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 87 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.27%) thinkFolio
2 15 (1.19%) Front Arena
2 15 (1.19%) Markit EDM
3 13 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (0.63%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.56%) Magento
5 7 (0.56%) SAP BPC
6 6 (0.48%) Eagle PACE
7 5 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.32%) Scribe Insight
8 4 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.24%) Primavera
9 3 (0.24%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 64 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (3.73%) Office 365
4 25 (1.98%) SaaS
5 11 (0.87%) PaaS
6 8 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.40%) GitHub
7 5 (0.40%) IaaS
8 4 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.32%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.32%) Sage Pay
8 4 (0.32%) Scribe Online
9 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.24%) NuGet
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.16%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.41%) Internet
2 42 (3.33%) Firewall
3 41 (3.25%) WAN
4 38 (3.01%) LAN
4 38 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 31 (2.46%) VPN
6 26 (2.06%) DNS
7 24 (1.90%) DHCP
8 17 (1.35%) SAN
9 13 (1.03%) MPLS
10 12 (0.95%) Skype
11 10 (0.79%) CTI
11 10 (0.79%) Ethernet
11 10 (0.79%) Network Security
12 8 (0.63%) FTP
13 7 (0.56%) VoIP
13 7 (0.56%) Wireless
13 7 (0.56%) WLAN
14 6 (0.48%) BGP
14 6 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (3.49%) MySQL
3 44 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 44 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (2.85%) Oracle Database
5 24 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (1.51%) Amazon Aurora
8 16 (1.27%) Power BI
8 16 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
11 11 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.71%) OLAP
13 8 (0.63%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 53 (4.20%) JIRA
2 53 (4.20%) Subversion
3 50 (3.97%) Selenium
4 49 (3.89%) Maven
5 32 (2.54%) Visual Studio
6 30 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 29 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 21 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (1.51%) Bitbucket
10 18 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.95%) Hudson
13 12 (0.95%) JUnit
14 11 (0.87%) TestNG
15 10 (0.79%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.79%) Gradle
15 10 (0.79%) Mercurial
16 9 (0.71%) Apache Ivy
General
1 588 (46.63%) Finance
2 322 (25.54%) Banking
3 195 (15.46%) Front Office
4 133 (10.55%) Retail
5 88 (6.98%) Marketing
6 72 (5.71%) Legal
7 62 (4.92%) Investment Banking
8 53 (4.20%) Telecoms
9 30 (2.38%) Financial Institution
10 29 (2.30%) Corporate Banking
11 25 (1.98%) Law
12 24 (1.90%) Billing
13 23 (1.82%) General Ledger
14 15 (1.19%) French Language
15 14 (1.11%) German Language
16 13 (1.03%) Publishing
17 11 (0.87%) Games
18 10 (0.79%) Advertising
19 8 (0.63%) Local Government
20 7 (0.56%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 358 (28.39%) Analyst
2 283 (22.44%) Developer
3 127 (10.07%) Business Analyst
4 123 (9.75%) Support Analyst
5 113 (8.96%) Applications Support
6 95 (7.53%) Applications Support Analyst
7 94 (7.45%) Banking Analyst
8 67 (5.31%) .NET Developer
9 61 (4.84%) Senior Developer
10 57 (4.52%) Consultant
11 54 (4.28%) Project Manager
12 53 (4.20%) Java Developer
13 49 (3.89%) C# Developer
13 49 (3.89%) IT Manager
14 45 (3.57%) Test Analyst
15 42 (3.33%) Planning Manager
16 39 (3.09%) Resource Manager
16 39 (3.09%) Resource Planning Manager
17 36 (2.85%) PHP Developer
17 36 (2.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (20.70%) .NET
2 135 (10.71%) HTML
3 113 (8.96%) CSS
4 110 (8.72%) ASP.NET
5 89 (7.06%) Web Services
6 73 (5.79%) AngularJS
7 63 (5.00%) XML
8 58 (4.60%) Spring
9 51 (4.04%) FIX Protocol
9 51 (4.04%) jQuery
10 49 (3.89%) React
11 44 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (3.41%) RESTful
13 41 (3.25%) JSON
14 38 (3.01%) Node.js
14 38 (3.01%) REST
15 37 (2.93%) WCF
16 34 (2.70%) Laravel
17 31 (2.46%) SOAP
17 31 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 220 (17.45%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (7.77%) Fixed Income
3 97 (7.69%) Equities
4 79 (6.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 71 (5.63%) Hedge funds
6 64 (5.08%) Derivative
6 64 (5.08%) Management Information System
7 46 (3.65%) Virtual Team
8 45 (3.57%) Fintech
9 39 (3.09%) Mobile App
9 39 (3.09%) SWIFT
10 38 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
10 38 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
11 29 (2.30%) Data Centre
12 27 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (2.14%) User Experience
13 25 (1.98%) EPoS
14 22 (1.74%) IVR
15 18 (1.43%) PMI
16 12 (0.95%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 219 (17.37%) Windows
2 121 (9.60%) Linux
3 94 (7.45%) Unix
4 79 (6.26%) Windows Server
5 50 (3.97%) Windows 7
6 39 (3.09%) Windows 10
7 29 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.67%) Android
8 21 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (1.59%) Solaris
10 16 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.63%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.56%) CentOS
14 7 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.48%) AIX
15 6 (0.48%) Fedora
15 6 (0.48%) HPUX
16 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
3 171 (13.56%) Project Management
4 114 (9.04%) Change Management
4 114 (9.04%) ITIL
4 114 (9.04%) Scrum
5 113 (8.96%) Business Analysis
6 109 (8.64%) Investment Management
7 108 (8.56%) Asset Management
8 104 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 98 (7.77%) CRM
10 95 (7.53%) MVC
11 92 (7.30%) Test Automation
12 85 (6.74%) IT Strategy
13 83 (6.58%) TDD
14 79 (6.26%) DevOps
15 76 (6.03%) E-Commerce
16 72 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
16 72 (5.71%) Software Engineering
17 71 (5.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 336 (26.65%) SQL
2 243 (19.27%) C#
3 202 (16.02%) Java
4 181 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 66 (5.23%) PHP
6 64 (5.08%) Python
7 56 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 40 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 39 (3.09%) Erlang
10 33 (2.62%) C++
11 29 (2.30%) PowerShell
12 27 (2.14%) PL/SQL
13 25 (1.98%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.82%) Perl
14 23 (1.82%) VB.NET
15 22 (1.74%) TypeScript
16 21 (1.67%) C
17 20 (1.59%) VB
18 17 (1.35%) AWK
18 17 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 146 (11.58%) Degree
2 38 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 19 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.43%) CFA
7 15 (1.19%) CIMA
8 13 (1.03%) MCSE
9 12 (0.95%) Security Cleared
10 10 (0.79%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.71%) ISEB
12 8 (0.63%) APMG
13 7 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.56%) MBA
14 6 (0.48%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.40%) CCNA
16 4 (0.32%) MCP
16 4 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.15%) QA
2 45 (3.57%) SLA
3 36 (2.85%) MiFID
4 30 (2.38%) GDPR
5 27 (2.14%) PMO
6 16 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (1.03%) SEPA
8 12 (0.95%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.87%) PSD2
10 7 (0.56%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.40%) EMIR
11 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.32%) FATCA
13 3 (0.24%) COBIT
13 3 (0.24%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.24%) TARGET2
14 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.079%) HL7
System Software
1 85 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.65%) Docker
3 28 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.19%) XenApp
5 11 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.87%) vSphere
6 7 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.56%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.24%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.16%) Xen
9 2 (0.16%) XenServer
10 1 (0.079%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (1.67%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.35%) SCCM
3 12 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (0.95%) Prometheus
4 10 (0.79%) Ansible
5 9 (0.71%) Control-M
6 8 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.48%) Puppet
7 6 (0.48%) Terraform
8 5 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.40%) SCOM
8 5 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.16%) WSUS
11 1 (0.079%) Nagios
11 1 (0.079%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.079%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 282 (22.36%) Microsoft
2 153 (12.13%) Oracle
3 56 (4.44%) VMware
4 48 (3.81%) Citrix
5 39 (3.09%) IBM
5 39 (3.09%) Verint
6 36 (2.85%) SAP
7 31 (2.46%) Cisco
8 29 (2.30%) Bloomberg
9 28 (2.22%) Reuters
9 28 (2.22%) Veeam
10 25 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.82%) Charles River
12 22 (1.74%) SimCorp
12 22 (1.74%) Sybase
13 21 (1.67%) Calypso
13 21 (1.67%) Murex
13 21 (1.67%) Red Hat
14 19 (1.51%) Sun
14 19 (1.51%) Tableau