Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 413 260 423
Rank change year-on-year -153 +163 -50
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 786 570 925
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.74% 1.26% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.27% 2.42% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 523 523 731
10th Percentile £34,631 £34,950 £30,000
25th Percentile £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +16.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £85,000 £100,625 £77,750
90th Percentile £96,000 £122,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% +9.09%

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 61,715 23,556 72,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 57.88% 52.11% 55.89%
Number of salaries quoted 38,678 18,905 55,998
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.49% +5.70%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,309 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 -141 501 £75,000 -9.09% 60
North of England -77 89 £45,000 +1.42% 30
South East -110 79 £53,750 +26.47% 13
Midlands -134 67 £47,500 +32.51% 13
West Midlands -93 46 £47,500 +7.05% 10
North West -84 43 £45,000 +1.42% 13
Yorkshire -71 42 £40,000 +17.65% 12
South West -73 25 £36,433 +0.64% 10
East of England -75 22 £57,500 +4.55% 5
East Midlands -102 21 £47,500 +14.46% 3
North East -34 4 - - 5
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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.

1 282 (35.88%) Finance
2 226 (28.75%) SQL
3 221 (28.12%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (28.12%) Social Skills
4 133 (16.92%) Java
5 128 (16.28%) Linux
6 124 (15.78%) Analytical Skills
7 121 (15.39%) Python
8 117 (14.89%) Software Engineering
9 112 (14.25%) SQL Server
10 105 (13.36%) Microservices
11 104 (13.23%) Azure
12 100 (12.72%) Microsoft
13 99 (12.60%) C#
13 99 (12.60%) REST
14 97 (12.34%) Windows
15 94 (11.96%) Mentoring
16 91 (11.58%) .NET
17 90 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
18 88 (11.20%) Web Services
18 88 (11.20%) Banking
19 87 (11.07%) Docker
19 87 (11.07%) React
20 85 (10.81%) Kubernetes
21 83 (10.56%) Oracle
22 81 (10.31%) JavaScript
22 81 (10.31%) Spring
23 78 (9.92%) Project Management
23 78 (9.92%) RabbitMQ
24 76 (9.67%) MongoDB

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 48 (6.11%) Tomcat
2 33 (4.20%) Tornado
3 23 (2.93%) Apache
4 22 (2.80%) Apache TomEE
5 20 (2.54%) CMS
6 15 (1.91%) IIS
7 14 (1.78%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.40%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.15%) Confluence
10 7 (0.89%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.76%) Drupal
11 6 (0.76%) Headless CMS
11 6 (0.76%) Kentico
11 6 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.76%) WordPress
12 5 (0.64%) Moodle
12 5 (0.64%) Totara
13 4 (0.51%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.51%) nginx
14 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 37 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (2.16%) GIMP
3 17 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (2.16%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.89%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.51%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 4 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.25%) Minerva
5 2 (0.25%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (0.25%) Orchestrade
5 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 104 (13.23%) Azure
2 52 (6.62%) SaaS
3 50 (6.36%) GitHub
4 46 (5.85%) AWS
5 43 (5.47%) Microsoft 365
6 28 (3.56%) PaaS
7 20 (2.54%) IaaS
8 19 (2.42%) GCP
9 14 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.65%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.65%) ServiceMax
11 12 (1.53%) Boomi
11 12 (1.53%) OneDrive
11 12 (1.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 12 (1.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 11 (1.40%) Power Platform
12 11 (1.40%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (1.02%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.80%) AMQP
1 22 (2.80%) DNS
2 20 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.78%) Firewall
4 11 (1.40%) DHCP
4 11 (1.40%) HTTP
5 10 (1.27%) Skype
6 8 (1.02%) SSH
7 7 (0.89%) LAN
7 7 (0.89%) Network Security
8 6 (0.76%) Internet
8 6 (0.76%) SSL
9 5 (0.64%) FIX Connectivity
9 5 (0.64%) VPN
10 4 (0.51%) Wireless
11 3 (0.38%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.38%) VSAN
11 3 (0.38%) WAN
12 2 (0.25%) Multicast
12 2 (0.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 76 (9.67%) MongoDB
3 71 (9.03%) NoSQL
4 62 (7.89%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.96%) Redis
6 37 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (2.29%) Oracle Database
10 16 (2.04%) MySQL
11 14 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.65%) GIS
12 13 (1.65%) Hazelcast
13 10 (1.27%) Power BI
14 9 (1.15%) MariaDB
14 9 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (1.02%) Big Data
15 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (7.25%) JIRA
2 55 (7.00%) Git (software)
3 52 (6.62%) Jenkins
4 41 (5.22%) Maven
5 33 (4.20%) Subversion
6 27 (3.44%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.42%) Bitbucket
8 16 (2.04%) Mocha
9 15 (1.91%) JUnit
9 15 (1.91%) Mockito
10 13 (1.65%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.27%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.15%) Sinon.JS
12 9 (1.15%) webpack
13 8 (1.02%) Selenium
13 8 (1.02%) Visual Studio Code
14 7 (0.89%) Jasmine
14 7 (0.89%) MSTest
15 5 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 282 (35.88%) Finance
2 221 (28.12%) Social Skills
3 124 (15.78%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (11.20%) Banking
5 69 (8.78%) Games
6 65 (8.27%) Front Office
7 64 (8.14%) Retail
8 51 (6.49%) Legal
9 50 (6.36%) Marketing
10 43 (5.47%) Online Betting
11 31 (3.94%) Investment Banking
11 31 (3.94%) Presentation Skills
12 22 (2.80%) Financial Institution
13 20 (2.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 18 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
15 16 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
16 14 (1.78%) Documentation Skills
16 14 (1.78%) Electronics
17 13 (1.65%) Manufacturing
17 13 (1.65%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 221 (28.12%) Developer
2 138 (17.56%) Analyst
3 64 (8.14%) Consultant
4 59 (7.51%) Applications Support
4 59 (7.51%) Support Analyst
5 58 (7.38%) Architect
6 56 (7.12%) Java Developer
7 52 (6.62%) Software Developer
8 41 (5.22%) Lead Developer
9 40 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
10 39 (4.96%) Business Analyst
10 39 (4.96%) Project Manager
11 38 (4.83%) Lead Java Developer
11 38 (4.83%) Team Leader
12 29 (3.69%) Backend Developer
13 28 (3.56%) Senior Developer
14 27 (3.44%) Software Engineer
15 26 (3.31%) Applications Support Analyst
16 25 (3.18%) Java Team Leader
17 24 (3.05%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (12.60%) REST
2 91 (11.58%) .NET
3 88 (11.20%) Web Services
4 87 (11.07%) React
5 81 (10.31%) Spring
6 78 (9.92%) RabbitMQ
7 64 (8.14%) Spring Boot
8 59 (7.51%) CSS
9 55 (7.00%) RESTful
10 54 (6.87%) HTML
11 48 (6.11%) JMS
12 45 (5.73%) Redux
13 43 (5.47%) AngularJS
14 40 (5.09%) Vue.js
15 35 (4.45%) Spring MVC
16 34 (4.33%) XML
17 28 (3.56%) JSON
18 26 (3.31%) FIX Protocol
18 26 (3.31%) Hibernate
18 26 (3.31%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.14%) Self-Motivation
2 55 (7.00%) User Experience
3 44 (5.60%) Blog
4 35 (4.45%) Equities
4 35 (4.45%) Fixed Income
5 33 (4.20%) Hedge funds
6 25 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (3.05%) Derivative
7 24 (3.05%) SWIFT
8 20 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.29%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.78%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.53%) Legacy Systems
12 9 (1.15%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.02%) Credit Derivative
14 7 (0.89%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.89%) Renewable Energy
15 6 (0.76%) FMCG
15 6 (0.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 128 (16.28%) Linux
2 97 (12.34%) Windows
3 73 (9.29%) Unix
4 40 (5.09%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (2.42%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.53%) Android
9 10 (1.27%) CentOS
10 9 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) VMS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (28.12%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (14.89%) Software Engineering
3 105 (13.36%) Microservices
4 94 (11.96%) Mentoring
5 90 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
6 78 (9.92%) Project Management
7 73 (9.29%) Analytics
8 71 (9.03%) DevOps
9 68 (8.65%) CRM
9 68 (8.65%) ERP
10 62 (7.89%) Fintech
10 62 (7.89%) TDD
11 61 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 60 (7.63%) Scrum
13 57 (7.25%) Computer Science
14 53 (6.74%) Project Delivery
15 52 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
16 51 (6.49%) Open Source
17 50 (6.36%) MVC
17 50 (6.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 226 (28.75%) SQL
2 133 (16.92%) Java
3 121 (15.39%) Python
4 99 (12.60%) C#
5 81 (10.31%) JavaScript
6 50 (6.36%) C++
7 36 (4.58%) PowerShell
8 33 (4.20%) R
9 30 (3.82%) C
10 29 (3.69%) TypeScript
11 25 (3.18%) VBA
12 20 (2.54%) Kotlin
13 17 (2.16%) Perl
14 15 (1.91%) XPath
15 13 (1.65%) Java 8
15 13 (1.65%) MATLAB
16 12 (1.53%) ES6
16 12 (1.53%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.40%) PHP
18 8 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (8.14%) Degree
2 25 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.02%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.02%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.76%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (0.64%) ACCA
7 5 (0.64%) CIMA
7 5 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.64%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.51%) CISA
8 4 (0.51%) CISM
8 4 (0.51%) CISSP
8 4 (0.51%) HNC
8 4 (0.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 4 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.07%) QA
2 13 (1.65%) Accessibility
3 11 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.76%) GDPR
4 6 (0.76%) SLA
5 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 3 (0.38%) EMIR
6 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.38%) MiFID
6 3 (0.38%) PMO
6 3 (0.38%) SOC 1
6 3 (0.38%) SOC 2
6 3 (0.38%) SOC 3
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (11.07%) Docker
2 43 (5.47%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.04%) vSphere
6 10 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.89%) Ceph
9 4 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 85 (10.81%) Kubernetes
2 25 (3.18%) Terraform
3 10 (1.27%) Ansible
4 7 (0.89%) Galera Cluster
4 7 (0.89%) SCCM
5 6 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.76%) MOM
6 5 (0.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.51%) SCOM
7 4 (0.51%) WSUS
8 3 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.38%) Istio
8 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 3 (0.38%) Packer
8 3 (0.38%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.38%) Puppet
8 3 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.25%) Grafana
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 100 (12.72%) Microsoft
2 83 (10.56%) Oracle
3 42 (5.34%) VMware
4 39 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (3.94%) SAP
6 30 (3.82%) Workday
7 28 (3.56%) Bloomberg
8 24 (3.05%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.67%) ServiceNow
10 20 (2.54%) Cisco
11 17 (2.16%) Adobe
12 15 (1.91%) Charles River
12 15 (1.91%) HP
13 14 (1.78%) Dell
14 13 (1.65%) Google
15 12 (1.53%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 11 (1.40%) Atlassian
17 9 (1.15%) Apple
17 9 (1.15%) Avaya
17 9 (1.15%) SimCorp