Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 378 388 358
Rank change year-on-year +10 -30 -32
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 885 1,132 1,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.81% 0.89%
As % of the General category 1.89% 1.94% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 732 850 1,110
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% -
10th Percentile £31,275 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £130,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% -0.87%

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 46,908 58,447 71,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.18% 41.69% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 35,831 44,946 54,658
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +9 556 £75,000 +15.38% 61
South East +32 155 £55,000 +22.22% 26
North of England +41 79 £38,500 +10.00% 19
North West +57 66 £40,000 - 10
Midlands +20 49 £37,500 +3.45% 14
West Midlands +22 35 £37,500 +7.14% 11
East of England +40 28 £40,000 -27.27% 3
South West -53 18 £30,000 -36.84% 7
East Midlands +5 14 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Yorkshire 0 10 £39,500 +23.69% 6
North East +6 3 £30,000 -44.19% 3
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 335 (37.85%) SQL
2 317 (35.82%) Finance
3 245 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (21.24%) Front Office
5 169 (19.10%) Asset Management
6 162 (18.31%) Fixed Income
6 162 (18.31%) Mentoring
7 158 (17.85%) Investment Management
7 158 (17.85%) Python
8 149 (16.84%) Microsoft
9 145 (16.38%) Web Services
10 142 (16.05%) AWS
11 141 (15.93%) Java
12 135 (15.25%) Analytics
13 131 (14.80%) Equities
14 130 (14.69%) SQL Server
15 128 (14.46%) Bloomberg
16 125 (14.12%) Derivative
17 120 (13.56%) Hedge funds
18 119 (13.45%) C#
19 113 (12.77%) Machine Learning
20 112 (12.66%) Windows
21 108 (12.20%) Reference Data
22 106 (11.98%) Change Management
23 102 (11.53%) Scrum
24 100 (11.30%) .NET
25 94 (10.62%) Project Management
26 90 (10.17%) Degree
27 87 (9.83%) ITIL
28 80 (9.04%) Banking

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 56 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.86%) Tomcat
3 28 (3.16%) IIS
4 21 (2.37%) Confluence
4 21 (2.37%) Skype for Business
5 19 (2.15%) CMS
6 5 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.34%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.23%) Kentico
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.11%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (7.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 65 (7.34%) Eagle PACE
2 62 (7.01%) Markit EDM
3 61 (6.89%) PolarLake
4 13 (1.47%) SAP BPC
5 9 (1.02%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.68%) Bloomberg AIM
7 5 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.34%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.34%) LongView
9 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.23%) Endur
9 2 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.23%) Softmar
10 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 1 (0.11%) Line 50
10 1 (0.11%) MultiFonds
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
10 1 (0.11%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 142 (16.05%) AWS
2 55 (6.21%) Azure
3 48 (5.42%) Office 365
4 38 (4.29%) PaaS
5 31 (3.50%) SaaS
6 21 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (2.15%) SuccessFactors
8 13 (1.47%) Power Platform
9 8 (0.90%) IaaS
10 7 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.79%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.34%) AWS Data Pipeline
13 3 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.34%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.34%) Serverless
13 3 (0.34%) Yammer
14 2 (0.23%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.60%) Skype
2 17 (1.92%) DNS
2 17 (1.92%) Firewall
3 15 (1.69%) LAN
4 14 (1.58%) DHCP
5 13 (1.47%) SAN
5 13 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.36%) Network Security
6 12 (1.36%) VoIP
6 12 (1.36%) WAN
7 11 (1.24%) Internet
7 11 (1.24%) VPN
8 6 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.68%) Extranet
8 6 (0.68%) Intranet
9 5 (0.56%) MPLS
9 5 (0.56%) WinSCP
10 4 (0.45%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.34%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.39%) MySQL
3 26 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.37%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
7 13 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (1.24%) Power BI
9 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.02%) KDB
11 9 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.90%) DTS
13 6 (0.68%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 59 (6.67%) JIRA
2 53 (5.99%) Jenkins
2 53 (5.99%) Subversion
3 45 (5.08%) Maven
4 41 (4.63%) Cucumber
4 41 (4.63%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 15 (1.69%) NetBeans
5 15 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.36%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.36%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.79%) GitLab
9 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.45%) Selenium
10 4 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.34%) Moq
11 3 (0.34%) MSTest
11 3 (0.34%) NUnit
11 3 (0.34%) PHPUnit
General
1 317 (35.82%) Finance
2 188 (21.24%) Front Office
3 80 (9.04%) Banking
4 55 (6.21%) Retail
5 51 (5.76%) Legal
6 42 (4.75%) Marketing
7 18 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.03%) Public Sector
8 14 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.24%) Billing
10 11 (1.24%) Online Betting
11 10 (1.13%) Publishing
12 8 (0.90%) Advertising
13 7 (0.79%) Law
14 6 (0.68%) French Language
14 6 (0.68%) Games
14 6 (0.68%) German Language
14 6 (0.68%) Local Government
14 6 (0.68%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 213 (24.07%) Developer
2 173 (19.55%) Analyst
3 100 (11.30%) Java Developer
4 65 (7.34%) Data Manager
5 59 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 55 (6.21%) Business Analyst
7 54 (6.10%) Support Analyst
8 53 (5.99%) Architect
9 46 (5.20%) C# Developer
10 43 (4.86%) Applications Support
11 37 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
12 35 (3.95%) Project Manager
13 33 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 33 (3.73%) Support Manager
14 32 (3.62%) Applications Support Analyst
15 29 (3.28%) Support Engineer
16 27 (3.05%) SQL Developer
17 26 (2.94%) .NET Developer
17 26 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
17 26 (2.94%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (16.38%) Web Services
2 100 (11.30%) .NET
3 71 (8.02%) Spring
4 47 (5.31%) HTML
5 45 (5.08%) XML
6 42 (4.75%) Hibernate
7 41 (4.63%) CSS
8 38 (4.29%) JPA
8 38 (4.29%) Struts
9 36 (4.07%) Vaadin
10 24 (2.71%) .NET Framework
11 22 (2.49%) AngularJS
11 22 (2.49%) ASP.NET
12 18 (2.03%) jQuery
13 16 (1.81%) React
14 15 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
14 15 (1.69%) HTML5
14 15 (1.69%) SAP PI
15 14 (1.58%) JSON
16 13 (1.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 162 (18.31%) Fixed Income
2 131 (14.80%) Equities
3 125 (14.12%) Derivative
4 120 (13.56%) Hedge funds
5 108 (12.20%) Reference Data
6 68 (7.68%) Greenfield Project
7 45 (5.08%) Management Information System
8 43 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
9 41 (4.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 40 (4.52%) Mobile App
11 34 (3.84%) Data Centre
11 34 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.92%) SWIFT
13 16 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.58%) User Experience
15 10 (1.13%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.90%) Reinsurance
17 7 (0.79%) Credit Risk
17 7 (0.79%) Digital Media
17 7 (0.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 112 (12.66%) Windows
2 76 (8.59%) Linux
3 51 (5.76%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.28%) Unix
5 23 (2.60%) Android
6 22 (2.49%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.36%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.02%) CentOS
10 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.45%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.34%) Solaris
13 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (19.10%) Asset Management
3 162 (18.31%) Mentoring
4 158 (17.85%) Investment Management
5 135 (15.25%) Analytics
6 113 (12.77%) Machine Learning
7 106 (11.98%) Change Management
8 102 (11.53%) Scrum
9 94 (10.62%) Project Management
10 87 (9.83%) ITIL
11 78 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
12 75 (8.47%) Business Analysis
13 71 (8.02%) TDD
14 67 (7.57%) Data Management
15 65 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
15 65 (7.34%) CRM
16 63 (7.12%) Data Analytics
17 62 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
18 61 (6.89%) Enterprise Data Management
19 60 (6.78%) Performance Attribution
Programming Languages
1 335 (37.85%) SQL
2 158 (17.85%) Python
3 141 (15.93%) Java
4 119 (13.45%) C#
5 62 (7.01%) JavaScript
6 60 (6.78%) R
7 57 (6.44%) VBA
8 53 (5.99%) PowerShell
9 46 (5.20%) T-SQL
10 26 (2.94%) PHP
11 16 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.81%) VB.NET
12 15 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.13%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.68%) Perl
15 6 (0.68%) Ruby
15 6 (0.68%) VBScript
16 5 (0.56%) ES6
16 5 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 90 (10.17%) Degree
2 32 (3.62%) CIMA
3 21 (2.37%) CFA
4 16 (1.81%) TOGAF Certification
5 14 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.24%) ACCA
7 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.79%) PMP
10 6 (0.68%) APMP
10 6 (0.68%) Security Cleared
11 5 (0.56%) CCNA
11 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.56%) MAPM
11 5 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.34%) CISM
12 3 (0.34%) ISEB
13 2 (0.23%) CISSP
13 2 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.54%) Data Quality
2 44 (4.97%) QA
3 24 (2.71%) SLA
4 18 (2.03%) PMO
5 9 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.56%) EMIR
6 5 (0.56%) NCSC
7 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.45%) MiFID
7 4 (0.45%) NIST
8 3 (0.34%) GAAP
8 3 (0.34%) GDPR
9 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) P3O
10 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 76 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 42 (4.75%) Docker
3 26 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
3 26 (2.94%) XenDesktop
4 23 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.24%) vSphere
6 11 (1.24%) XenApp
7 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.23%) Firmware
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) ACF2
10 1 (0.11%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (2.94%) Ansible
2 25 (2.82%) SCCM
3 20 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.26%) Puppet
4 13 (1.47%) Backup Exec
5 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.13%) Kubernetes
6 10 (1.13%) vRealize
7 7 (0.79%) Terraform
8 4 (0.45%) SCOM
8 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 4 (0.45%) WSUS
9 3 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.34%) MOM
10 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.23%) Control-M
11 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 149 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 128 (14.46%) Bloomberg
3 66 (7.46%) Reuters
4 59 (6.67%) Citrix
5 44 (4.97%) SAP
5 44 (4.97%) VMware
6 39 (4.41%) Oracle
7 30 (3.39%) HP
8 22 (2.49%) Dell
9 21 (2.37%) Casewise
10 19 (2.15%) Cisco
11 17 (1.92%) Veeam
12 16 (1.81%) IBM
13 14 (1.58%) Avaya
13 14 (1.58%) Cognos
13 14 (1.58%) Nimble Storage
13 14 (1.58%) SimCorp
14 12 (1.36%) EqualLogic
14 12 (1.36%) ProCurve
14 12 (1.36%) Sybase