Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 368 399 386
Rank change year-on-year +31 -13 -48
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 877 1,054 1,344
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.76% 0.81%
As % of the General category 1.99% 1.87% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 788 765 1,071
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,875 £30,000
90th Percentile £132,500 £90,750 £88,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -8.33%

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 44,097 56,478 71,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.40% 40.80% 43.28%
Number of salaries quoted 33,720 43,218 56,709
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,025 £85,000
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +10.00% -

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Back Office in England.

Salary trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 +30 556 £75,000 +9.49% 81
South East +42 142 £53,000 +24.71% 16
North of England +49 69 £50,000 +17.65% 17
Midlands +35 49 £40,000 +4.90% 14
North West +43 41 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England +50 33 £37,500 -31.82% 4
West Midlands +36 32 £37,500 -1.66% 10
South West +30 25 £41,750 +15.97% 4
East Midlands +16 17 £45,000 +2.86% 3
Yorkshire +26 16 £50,000 +49.25% 3
North East +9 12 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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.

1 347 (39.57%) SQL
2 316 (36.03%) Finance
3 228 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (20.75%) Front Office
5 157 (17.90%) Mentoring
6 156 (17.79%) Asset Management
7 154 (17.56%) Investment Management
8 148 (16.88%) Fixed Income
9 147 (16.76%) Python
10 146 (16.65%) Java
11 140 (15.96%) Web Services
11 140 (15.96%) AWS
12 139 (15.85%) Microsoft
13 136 (15.51%) SQL Server
14 132 (15.05%) Derivative
15 131 (14.94%) C#
16 122 (13.91%) Analytics
17 118 (13.45%) Equities
18 116 (13.23%) Hedge funds
19 113 (12.88%) Bloomberg
20 112 (12.77%) Windows
21 110 (12.54%) Machine Learning
22 107 (12.20%) Degree
23 104 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
24 102 (11.63%) Reference Data
25 97 (11.06%) Project Management
26 96 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
27 93 (10.60%) .NET
28 92 (10.49%) Change Management
29 80 (9.12%) Scrum

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 43 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.22%) Tomcat
3 26 (2.96%) IIS
4 25 (2.85%) CMS
4 25 (2.85%) Skype for Business
5 17 (1.94%) Confluence
6 10 (1.14%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.46%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.46%) JBoss
10 3 (0.34%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.23%) Apache
11 2 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.23%) Kentico
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Synapse
12 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 57 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.23%) Sketch
5 2 (0.23%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 61 (6.96%) Markit EDM
2 59 (6.73%) Eagle PACE
3 58 (6.61%) PolarLake
4 7 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.68%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.34%) Bloomberg AIM
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.34%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.23%) Softmar
10 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.11%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.11%) MultiFonds
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 140 (15.96%) AWS
2 76 (8.67%) Azure
3 54 (6.16%) Office 365
4 34 (3.88%) PaaS
5 31 (3.53%) SaaS
6 13 (1.48%) IaaS
7 11 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.14%) Power Platform
9 7 (0.80%) GCP
9 7 (0.80%) Serverless
9 7 (0.80%) Slack
9 7 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (0.46%) GitHub
11 4 (0.46%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.46%) Yammer
12 3 (0.34%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.19%) Skype
2 20 (2.28%) DHCP
3 19 (2.17%) Intranet
4 17 (1.94%) DNS
4 17 (1.94%) Firewall
4 17 (1.94%) Internet
5 16 (1.82%) LAN
6 15 (1.71%) WAN
7 13 (1.48%) SAN
7 13 (1.48%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.37%) VoIP
9 8 (0.91%) Extranet
9 8 (0.91%) Network Security
10 6 (0.68%) VPN
11 5 (0.57%) WinSCP
12 4 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.46%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (0.46%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.46%) Wireless
13 3 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.53%) MySQL
3 23 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 13 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
8 13 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.03%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.91%) Power BI
13 6 (0.68%) DTS
Development Applications
1 57 (6.50%) JIRA
2 42 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 41 (4.68%) Subversion
4 38 (4.33%) Cucumber
4 38 (4.33%) Jenkins
5 33 (3.76%) Maven
6 14 (1.60%) Selenium
6 14 (1.60%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.25%) GitLab
8 9 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.91%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.91%) NetBeans
9 8 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.91%) Protractor
9 8 (0.91%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.80%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.57%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.46%) Gradle
13 4 (0.46%) Moq
General
1 316 (36.03%) Finance
2 182 (20.75%) Front Office
3 76 (8.67%) Banking
4 53 (6.04%) Legal
5 45 (5.13%) Retail
6 42 (4.79%) Marketing
7 25 (2.85%) Financial Institution
8 19 (2.17%) Investment Banking
9 18 (2.05%) Law
10 14 (1.60%) Games
11 12 (1.37%) Public Sector
11 12 (1.37%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.25%) Publishing
13 10 (1.14%) Music Industry
14 9 (1.03%) Advertising
14 9 (1.03%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.68%) Billing
15 6 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.46%) Local Government
17 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 218 (24.86%) Developer
2 174 (19.84%) Analyst
3 98 (11.17%) Java Developer
4 67 (7.64%) Business Analyst
5 60 (6.84%) Data Manager
6 56 (6.39%) Senior Developer
7 46 (5.25%) Support Analyst
8 36 (4.10%) Applications Support
9 35 (3.99%) Project Manager
10 34 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
11 33 (3.76%) Support Manager
12 31 (3.53%) C# Developer
12 31 (3.53%) Support Engineer
13 26 (2.96%) Architect
13 26 (2.96%) PHP Developer
14 24 (2.74%) Change Manager
15 23 (2.62%) Software Developer
16 22 (2.51%) .NET Developer
16 22 (2.51%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (15.96%) Web Services
2 93 (10.60%) .NET
3 69 (7.87%) Spring
4 63 (7.18%) CSS
5 57 (6.50%) HTML
6 35 (3.99%) XML
7 33 (3.76%) Hibernate
8 30 (3.42%) HTML5
8 30 (3.42%) Struts
9 29 (3.31%) .NET Framework
9 29 (3.31%) JPA
10 28 (3.19%) ASP.NET
10 28 (3.19%) J2EE
10 28 (3.19%) Vaadin
11 22 (2.51%) .NET Core
12 21 (2.39%) AngularJS
12 21 (2.39%) J2SE
12 21 (2.39%) JDBC
13 20 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
14 18 (2.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 148 (16.88%) Fixed Income
2 132 (15.05%) Derivative
3 118 (13.45%) Equities
4 116 (13.23%) Hedge funds
5 102 (11.63%) Reference Data
6 96 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
7 70 (7.98%) Mobile App
8 69 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
9 46 (5.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 42 (4.79%) Management Information System
11 38 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
12 37 (4.22%) User Experience
13 21 (2.39%) Data Centre
14 16 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.25%) SWIFT
15 11 (1.25%) Virtual Team
16 9 (1.03%) Credit Risk
17 6 (0.68%) Online Games
17 6 (0.68%) PKI
17 6 (0.68%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 112 (12.77%) Windows
2 76 (8.67%) Linux
3 52 (5.93%) Windows Server
4 35 (3.99%) Android
4 35 (3.99%) Unix
5 30 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.85%) Windows 10
7 22 (2.51%) CentOS
7 22 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.57%) Solaris
11 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (17.90%) Mentoring
3 156 (17.79%) Asset Management
4 154 (17.56%) Investment Management
5 122 (13.91%) Analytics
6 110 (12.54%) Machine Learning
7 104 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
8 97 (11.06%) Project Management
9 92 (10.49%) Change Management
10 80 (9.12%) Scrum
11 74 (8.44%) Project Delivery
12 70 (7.98%) CRM
13 65 (7.41%) DevOps
14 63 (7.18%) Business Analysis
15 62 (7.07%) Data Management
16 61 (6.96%) TDD
17 60 (6.84%) Data Analytics
18 58 (6.61%) Enterprise Data Management
18 58 (6.61%) Performance Attribution
19 57 (6.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 347 (39.57%) SQL
2 147 (16.76%) Python
3 146 (16.65%) Java
4 131 (14.94%) C#
5 58 (6.61%) R
6 53 (6.04%) PowerShell
7 51 (5.82%) JavaScript
8 50 (5.70%) T-SQL
9 48 (5.47%) VBA
10 40 (4.56%) PHP
11 35 (3.99%) PL/SQL
12 21 (2.39%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.71%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.25%) Ruby
14 11 (1.25%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.14%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.80%) C
16 7 (0.80%) PHP 5
17 6 (0.68%) Perl
17 6 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (12.20%) Degree
2 39 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.37%) APMP
3 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.25%) MAPM
4 11 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (1.14%) ISEB
5 10 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.91%) CIMA
7 7 (0.80%) CCNA
7 7 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.80%) PMP
8 6 (0.68%) CFA
8 6 (0.68%) MCSE
9 5 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.46%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.34%) CISM
11 3 (0.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.25%) Data Quality
2 43 (4.90%) QA
3 24 (2.74%) SLA
4 12 (1.37%) PMO
5 8 (0.91%) EMIR
5 8 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.91%) MiFID
6 6 (0.68%) NCSC
7 5 (0.57%) NIST
8 3 (0.34%) GDPR
9 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) PSD2
10 1 (0.11%) SEPA
10 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 77 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.88%) Docker
3 28 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (2.51%) XenDesktop
6 18 (2.05%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.25%) XenApp
8 10 (1.14%) vSphere
9 6 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.46%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.11%) ACF2
12 1 (0.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.11%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (2.74%) SCCM
2 21 (2.39%) Ansible
3 17 (1.94%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (1.48%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.14%) Puppet
7 7 (0.80%) SCOM
7 7 (0.80%) WSUS
8 6 (0.68%) vRealize
9 4 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.46%) MOM
9 4 (0.46%) Terraform
10 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.11%) Salt
12 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 139 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 113 (12.88%) Bloomberg
3 76 (8.67%) Oracle
4 59 (6.73%) Reuters
5 52 (5.93%) Citrix
6 42 (4.79%) VMware
7 33 (3.76%) SAP
8 28 (3.19%) HP
9 19 (2.17%) Cisco
10 18 (2.05%) Dell
11 16 (1.82%) Veeam
12 14 (1.60%) Avaya
12 14 (1.60%) Nimble Storage
12 14 (1.60%) Sybase
13 12 (1.37%) EqualLogic
13 12 (1.37%) ProCurve
13 12 (1.37%) Sophos
14 10 (1.14%) IBM
14 10 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.91%) Sony