Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 333 406 355
Rank change year-on-year +73 -51 -12
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 459 917 1,319
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.73% 0.88%
As % of the General category 2.35% 1.83% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 416 791 1,040
Median annual salary £70,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £30,225
90th Percentile £119,375 £105,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.83% +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 19,509 50,106 63,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.74% 39.95% 42.43%
Number of salaries quoted 15,802 38,363 49,610
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +5.77%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,150
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.48% +6.30%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +67 306 £85,000 +15.65% 37
Midlands +134 45 £35,000 -6.67% 10
North of England +92 43 £40,000 - 12
South East +67 37 £45,000 -14.29% 13
West Midlands +91 26 £35,000 -6.67% 7
North West +61 21 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Midlands +95 19 £32,500 -27.78% 3
South West +92 16 £36,200 +20.67% 2
Yorkshire +91 14 £33,500 -15.19% 7
East of England +114 12 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North East +22 8 £32,000 +6.67%
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 262 (57.08%) Finance
2 252 (54.90%) SQL
3 165 (35.95%) Python
4 141 (30.72%) Asset Management
5 138 (30.07%) Hedge funds
6 134 (29.19%) AWS
7 113 (24.62%) SQL Server
8 112 (24.40%) Front Office
9 99 (21.57%) DevOps
10 98 (21.35%) Web Services
11 95 (20.70%) Bloomberg
11 95 (20.70%) Banking
12 94 (20.48%) Azure
13 88 (19.17%) Microservices
13 88 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
13 88 (19.17%) Fixed Income
14 86 (18.74%) Investment Management
15 84 (18.30%) Data Warehouse
16 83 (18.08%) Reference Data
17 81 (17.65%) Equities
18 79 (17.21%) Microsoft
19 77 (16.78%) Eagle PACE
19 77 (16.78%) Markit EDM
20 76 (16.56%) .NET
21 70 (15.25%) Java
22 67 (14.60%) C#
23 63 (13.73%) Linux
23 63 (13.73%) Kubernetes
23 63 (13.73%) Mentoring
24 57 (12.42%) Docker

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 (10.46%) Apache
2 30 (6.54%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.09%) CMS
3 5 (1.09%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.65%) IIS
5 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.44%) JBoss
6 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Synapse
7 1 (0.22%) Appian
7 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.22%) InVision
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.22%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 77 (16.78%) Eagle PACE
1 77 (16.78%) Markit EDM
2 47 (10.24%) PolarLake
3 13 (2.83%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 8 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (1.53%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.87%) Endur
7 4 (0.87%) Magento
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.44%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.22%) Bond Adapt
9 1 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.22%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.22%) Orchestrade
9 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.22%) Shopify
9 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 134 (29.19%) AWS
2 94 (20.48%) Azure
3 53 (11.55%) GCP
4 51 (11.11%) Amazon ECS
4 51 (11.11%) Serverless
5 49 (10.68%) AWS Lambda
6 38 (8.28%) Apigee
7 24 (5.23%) PaaS
8 21 (4.58%) Dynamics 365
9 20 (4.36%) Power Platform
10 17 (3.70%) Office 365
10 17 (3.70%) SaaS
11 13 (2.83%) IaaS
12 11 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (1.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (1.31%) OneDrive
15 5 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.96%) Firewall
1 9 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.74%) SSH
3 7 (1.53%) VoIP
4 6 (1.31%) DNS
4 6 (1.31%) LAN
4 6 (1.31%) Network Security
5 5 (1.09%) Skype
5 5 (1.09%) WAN
5 5 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.87%) DHCP
6 4 (0.87%) FIX Connectivity
6 4 (0.87%) VLAN
7 3 (0.65%) Internet
7 3 (0.65%) VPN
8 2 (0.44%) BGP
8 2 (0.44%) CHAP
8 2 (0.44%) HTTP
8 2 (0.44%) OSPF
8 2 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 84 (18.30%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (11.98%) MySQL
4 48 (10.46%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (9.59%) Amazon Redshift
6 30 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (4.36%) Redis
9 19 (4.14%) Power BI
10 10 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (2.18%) Crystal Reports
10 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 10 (2.18%) MongoDB
10 10 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.53%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.09%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.09%) OLTP
13 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.09%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 47 (10.24%) GitLab
2 42 (9.15%) Jenkins
3 38 (8.28%) Artifactory
4 13 (2.83%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.61%) JIRA
6 11 (2.40%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.09%) Maven
7 5 (1.09%) Selenium
8 4 (0.87%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.44%) JUnit
10 2 (0.44%) Mockito
10 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.22%) webpack
General
1 262 (57.08%) Finance
2 112 (24.40%) Front Office
3 95 (20.70%) Banking
4 17 (3.70%) Retail
5 16 (3.49%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.83%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.96%) Marketing
7 9 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.74%) Legal
9 4 (0.87%) Digital Economy
9 4 (0.87%) Local Government
9 4 (0.87%) Publishing
10 3 (0.65%) Law
10 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 152 (33.12%) Analyst
2 95 (20.70%) Architect
3 88 (19.17%) Developer
4 79 (17.21%) Financial Analyst
5 77 (16.78%) Solutions Architect
6 75 (16.34%) Business Analyst
7 47 (10.24%) Finance Business Analyst
8 45 (9.80%) Data Architect
9 42 (9.15%) Cloud Architect
10 41 (8.93%) Reference Data Analyst
11 39 (8.50%) Java Architect
11 39 (8.50%) Java Solutions Architect
12 38 (8.28%) AWS Architect
12 38 (8.28%) AWS Solutions Architect
12 38 (8.28%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 36 (7.84%) Data Analyst
13 36 (7.84%) Finance Manager
14 29 (6.32%) Data Manager
15 27 (5.88%) Data Business Analyst
15 27 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (21.35%) Web Services
2 76 (16.56%) .NET
3 44 (9.59%) gRPC
4 40 (8.71%) CSS
5 39 (8.50%) .NET Core
6 38 (8.28%) OAuth
6 38 (8.28%) Swagger
7 35 (7.63%) .NET Framework
8 31 (6.75%) React
9 29 (6.32%) Pandas
10 28 (6.10%) HTML
11 22 (4.79%) FIX Protocol
11 22 (4.79%) jQuery
12 19 (4.14%) Entity Framework
13 18 (3.92%) ASP.NET
14 16 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (3.05%) Node.js
16 14 (3.05%) XML
17 13 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 138 (30.07%) Hedge funds
2 88 (19.17%) Fixed Income
3 83 (18.08%) Reference Data
4 81 (17.65%) Equities
5 47 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (9.15%) Derivative
7 25 (5.45%) SWIFT
8 19 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (3.27%) N-Tier
10 13 (2.83%) Management Information System
11 11 (2.40%) Client/Server
12 10 (2.18%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.96%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.31%) Mainframe
16 5 (1.09%) Data Centre
16 5 (1.09%) Replication
16 5 (1.09%) Virtual Team
17 4 (0.87%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.73%) Linux
2 53 (11.55%) Windows
3 40 (8.71%) Unix
4 13 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.96%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.65%) Android
8 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.65%) CentOS
9 2 (0.44%) HPUX
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (30.72%) Asset Management
2 99 (21.57%) DevOps
3 88 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (19.17%) Microservices
4 86 (18.74%) Investment Management
5 63 (13.73%) Mentoring
6 55 (11.98%) Data Management
7 51 (11.11%) Wealth Management
8 46 (10.02%) Enterprise Data Management
9 45 (9.80%) Technology Roadmap
10 38 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (7.84%) Test Automation
12 35 (7.63%) Enterprise Architecture
12 35 (7.63%) Waterfall
13 31 (6.75%) MVC
14 30 (6.54%) SDLC
15 28 (6.10%) Analytics
16 27 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (5.66%) Computer Science
17 26 (5.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 252 (54.90%) SQL
2 165 (35.95%) Python
3 70 (15.25%) Java
4 67 (14.60%) C#
5 49 (10.68%) JavaScript
6 46 (10.02%) R
7 31 (6.75%) T-SQL
8 22 (4.79%) PowerShell
9 19 (4.14%) C++
10 14 (3.05%) PHP
11 13 (2.83%) TypeScript
12 10 (2.18%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.53%) C
14 6 (1.31%) Perl
15 5 (1.09%) Korn
15 5 (1.09%) VBA
16 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.87%) XAML
17 2 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (10.02%) Degree
2 38 (8.28%) Sun Certification
3 20 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.74%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.53%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.65%) CFA
6 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.65%) MBA
6 3 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.65%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.44%) PMP
7 2 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.22%) HND
8 1 (0.22%) MCP
8 1 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.92%) QA
2 10 (2.18%) MiFID
2 10 (2.18%) SLA
3 6 (1.31%) GDPR
4 5 (1.09%) EMIR
5 4 (0.87%) SEPA
6 3 (0.65%) PMO
7 2 (0.44%) COBIT
7 2 (0.44%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.22%) IFRS
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.22%) ITGC
8 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (12.42%) Docker
2 30 (6.54%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.44%) Xen
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) vSphere
6 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 63 (13.73%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.32%) Terraform
3 10 (2.18%) MIIS
4 7 (1.53%) Ansible
5 4 (0.87%) Puppet
6 3 (0.65%) SCCM
6 3 (0.65%) WSUS
7 2 (0.44%) Kibana
7 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.44%) Salt
8 1 (0.22%) Control-M
8 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 95 (20.70%) Bloomberg
2 79 (17.21%) Microsoft
3 50 (10.89%) Google
4 31 (6.75%) Reuters
5 30 (6.54%) FactSet
6 24 (5.23%) Oracle
7 15 (3.27%) SAP
8 13 (2.83%) Nintex
8 13 (2.83%) Sparx
9 12 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.74%) Citrix
10 8 (1.74%) VMware
11 6 (1.31%) Cisco
11 6 (1.31%) IBM
12 4 (0.87%) Dell
12 4 (0.87%) Fidessa
12 4 (0.87%) HP
12 4 (0.87%) Solace
12 4 (0.87%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.87%) SunGard