Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 391 336 319
Rank change year-on-year -55 -17 -39
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,307 1,516 1,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.95% 1.05%
As % of the General category 1.95% 2.29% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,019 1,253 1,660
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £32,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%

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 66,905 66,314 83,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.62% 41.65% 44.20%
Number of salaries quoted 52,392 53,176 68,846
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -61 751 £70,000 +5.66% 97
South East -12 231 £40,000 - 22
North of England -3 128 £37,500 -11.76% 24
Midlands +17 98 £45,000 +15.38% 16
North West +18 75 £42,500 +6.25% 18
West Midlands +15 63 £45,000 +12.50% 8
South West -49 50 £40,000 -17.53% 12
Yorkshire +23 45 £25,000 -44.44% 4
East of England -10 45 £45,000 +9.09% 10
East Midlands +8 35 £47,500 +21.79% 8
North East -15 8 £32,500 -14.47% 2
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 611 (46.75%) Finance
2 412 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
3 370 (28.31%) SQL
4 283 (21.65%) Banking
5 236 (18.06%) Windows
6 235 (17.98%) Microsoft
7 214 (16.37%) .NET
8 194 (14.84%) C#
9 189 (14.46%) Java
10 186 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
11 166 (12.70%) JavaScript
12 164 (12.55%) SQL Server
13 160 (12.24%) ITIL
14 157 (12.01%) Degree
15 154 (11.78%) Scrum
16 148 (11.32%) Project Management
17 146 (11.17%) Linux
18 143 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
19 141 (10.79%) Retail
20 138 (10.56%) HTML
21 134 (10.25%) Business Analysis
22 129 (9.87%) SDLC
23 114 (8.72%) MVC
24 111 (8.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 111 (8.49%) CSS
25 110 (8.42%) TDD
26 106 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
27 105 (8.03%) Legal
28 102 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
29 101 (7.73%) Front Office

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 32 (2.45%) MS Exchange
2 29 (2.22%) CMS
2 29 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (1.53%) Apache
4 20 (1.53%) Umbraco
5 18 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (1.30%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.15%) IIS
8 13 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.77%) Confluence
9 10 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.31%) CloudStack
12 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 106 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.23%) LibreOffice
7 3 (0.23%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.15%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 15 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (0.84%) Workfront
4 10 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.77%) SimCorp Dimension
5 8 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.61%) IntelliMatch
5 8 (0.61%) Temenos T24
6 7 (0.54%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.38%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.38%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 53 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.75%) Office 365
3 48 (3.67%) SaaS
4 45 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (1.99%) IaaS
5 26 (1.99%) PaaS
6 14 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.99%) G Suite
8 12 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.92%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.69%) GitHub
10 8 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
11 6 (0.46%) Heroku
11 6 (0.46%) Slack
12 5 (0.38%) Trello
13 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.52%) Internet
2 30 (2.30%) WAN
3 26 (1.99%) LAN
4 24 (1.84%) VPN
5 22 (1.68%) DNS
6 21 (1.61%) DHCP
7 19 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
8 18 (1.38%) Firewall
9 16 (1.22%) HTTP
10 14 (1.07%) TCP/IP
11 13 (0.99%) Skype
12 10 (0.77%) SAN
12 10 (0.77%) SMS
13 9 (0.69%) VLAN
13 9 (0.69%) VoIP
14 8 (0.61%) Intranet
15 6 (0.46%) AMQP
15 6 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
16 5 (0.38%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.74%) Relational Database
3 70 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (4.06%) NoSQL
5 43 (3.29%) MySQL
6 38 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (2.83%) MongoDB
8 35 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.76%) Crystal Reports
11 22 (1.68%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.22%) Data Mining
15 12 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
15 12 (0.92%) Big Data
15 12 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.84%) Redis
17 9 (0.69%) Blockchain
18 8 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 101 (7.73%) Git (software)
2 57 (4.36%) Selenium
3 45 (3.44%) JIRA
3 45 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (3.29%) Jenkins
5 31 (2.37%) SoapUI
6 28 (2.14%) Visual Studio
7 27 (2.07%) Subversion
8 23 (1.76%) Cucumber
8 23 (1.76%) TeamCity
9 21 (1.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 20 (1.53%) Eclipse
10 20 (1.53%) Maven
11 12 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (0.92%) WebDriver
12 11 (0.84%) ClearCase
12 11 (0.84%) JUnit
13 10 (0.77%) NetBeans
13 10 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 611 (46.75%) Finance
2 283 (21.65%) Banking
3 141 (10.79%) Retail
4 105 (8.03%) Legal
5 101 (7.73%) Front Office
6 71 (5.43%) Investment Banking
7 69 (5.28%) Marketing
8 58 (4.44%) Law
9 35 (2.68%) Billing
9 35 (2.68%) Financial Institution
10 29 (2.22%) Games
11 26 (1.99%) Advertising
12 21 (1.61%) Publishing
12 21 (1.61%) Telecoms
13 20 (1.53%) Corporate Banking
14 12 (0.92%) General Ledger
14 12 (0.92%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.77%) Local Government
16 8 (0.61%) International Banking
17 5 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 370 (28.31%) Analyst
2 311 (23.79%) Developer
3 161 (12.32%) Business Analyst
4 119 (9.10%) Project Manager
5 104 (7.96%) Senior Analyst
6 89 (6.81%) C# Developer
7 82 (6.27%) Architect
8 80 (6.12%) Java Developer
9 76 (5.81%) Service Analyst
10 72 (5.51%) Applications Support
11 71 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
12 64 (4.90%) .NET Developer
13 63 (4.82%) Banking Analyst
13 63 (4.82%) Support Analyst
14 62 (4.74%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
15 59 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
16 58 (4.44%) Senior Developer
17 46 (3.52%) IT Manager
17 46 (3.52%) Junior
18 45 (3.44%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (16.37%) .NET
2 138 (10.56%) HTML
3 111 (8.49%) CSS
4 88 (6.73%) ASP.NET
5 75 (5.74%) AngularJS
6 72 (5.51%) .NET Framework
7 65 (4.97%) jQuery
8 62 (4.74%) XML
9 56 (4.28%) Web Services
10 47 (3.60%) WinForms
11 44 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (3.29%) RESTful
13 42 (3.21%) Spring
14 36 (2.75%) HTML5
14 36 (2.75%) WCF
15 33 (2.52%) Entity Framework
15 33 (2.52%) J2EE
15 33 (2.52%) WPF
16 31 (2.37%) JSON
16 31 (2.37%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 143 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (8.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 75 (5.74%) Derivative
4 74 (5.66%) Equities
5 73 (5.59%) Management Information System
6 60 (4.59%) Fintech
7 56 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (4.21%) Computer Science
9 52 (3.98%) Fixed Income
10 48 (3.67%) Data Centre
11 47 (3.60%) Mobile App
12 46 (3.52%) Virtual Team
13 44 (3.37%) User Experience
14 33 (2.52%) Hedge funds
15 30 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
16 26 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
17 19 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
18 18 (1.38%) Blackberry
18 18 (1.38%) PMI
18 18 (1.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 236 (18.06%) Windows
2 146 (11.17%) Linux
3 70 (5.36%) Unix
3 70 (5.36%) Windows 7
4 51 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.84%) Windows 10
5 24 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.61%) Solaris
8 15 (1.15%) CentOS
9 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.77%) Android
11 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.54%) Debian
12 7 (0.54%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.31%) BlackBerry OS
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.077%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
3 160 (12.24%) ITIL
4 154 (11.78%) Scrum
5 148 (11.32%) Project Management
6 134 (10.25%) Business Analysis
7 129 (9.87%) SDLC
8 114 (8.72%) MVC
9 110 (8.42%) TDD
10 102 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 90 (6.89%) CRM
12 83 (6.35%) DevOps
13 81 (6.20%) Software Engineering
13 81 (6.20%) Test Automation
14 78 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
15 77 (5.89%) Waterfall
16 74 (5.66%) PRINCE2
17 73 (5.59%) Web Development
18 69 (5.28%) SOA
19 63 (4.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 370 (28.31%) SQL
2 194 (14.84%) C#
3 189 (14.46%) Java
4 166 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 57 (4.36%) PHP
6 56 (4.28%) Python
7 39 (2.98%) T-SQL
8 37 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 35 (2.68%) VBA
10 30 (2.30%) PL/SQL
11 29 (2.22%) C
12 24 (1.84%) C++
12 24 (1.84%) Perl
13 23 (1.76%) VB.NET
14 19 (1.45%) VB
15 18 (1.38%) Java 8
16 16 (1.22%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.22%) Ruby
16 16 (1.22%) VB6
17 11 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 157 (12.01%) Degree
2 30 (2.30%) ISEB
3 25 (1.91%) PMI Certification
4 22 (1.68%) PMP
5 21 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.38%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.07%) CISSP
8 14 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (0.99%) CCNA
9 13 (0.99%) CEH
9 13 (0.99%) CISM
9 13 (0.99%) CRISC
9 13 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.77%) MCSE
10 10 (0.77%) Security Cleared
11 8 (0.61%) AAT
11 8 (0.61%) CCSP
11 8 (0.61%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.04%) SLA
2 64 (4.90%) MiFID
3 48 (3.67%) QA
4 24 (1.84%) GDPR
5 21 (1.61%) PSD2
6 10 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.77%) PMO
7 9 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.54%) EMIR
9 4 (0.31%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.23%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.23%) SEPA
11 2 (0.15%) GxP
12 1 (0.077%) COBIT
12 1 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.077%) HL7
System Software
1 87 (6.66%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.52%) Docker
4 21 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.84%) XenApp
6 10 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (0.69%) vSphere
8 6 (0.46%) iptables
8 6 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.38%) Firmware
9 5 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.38%) Xen
10 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.31%) XenServer
11 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.077%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.077%) Gluster
13 1 (0.077%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (1.45%) SCCM
2 16 (1.22%) Control-M
2 16 (1.22%) Marathon
3 13 (0.99%) WSUS
4 11 (0.84%) Puppet
5 9 (0.69%) Ansible
5 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (0.61%) HAProxy
6 8 (0.61%) SCOM
7 7 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.38%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.38%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.38%) MOM
8 5 (0.38%) Nagios
8 5 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.38%) WebInspect
9 4 (0.31%) CloudHub
10 3 (0.23%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 235 (17.98%) Microsoft
2 98 (7.50%) Oracle
3 63 (4.82%) Citrix
4 53 (4.06%) VMware
5 41 (3.14%) Cisco
6 38 (2.91%) SAP
7 37 (2.83%) IBM
8 28 (2.14%) Sybase
9 26 (1.99%) HP
10 21 (1.61%) Capita
11 20 (1.53%) iManage
12 19 (1.45%) Murex
13 18 (1.38%) Zend
14 17 (1.30%) Dell
15 16 (1.22%) Calypso
16 15 (1.15%) Bloomberg
17 14 (1.07%) Apple
18 13 (0.99%) Adobe
18 13 (0.99%) hybris
18 13 (0.99%) Wallstreet Suite