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

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 252 414 368
Rank change year-on-year +162 -46 -43
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 575 920 1,365
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.26% 0.71% 0.87%
As % of the General category 3.23% 1.77% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 452 743 1,087
Median annual salary £77,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.17% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £34,750 £30,000 £29,700
90th Percentile £122,500 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £77,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +29.17% +9.09% -3.51%

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 17,787 51,852 67,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.08% 40.00% 43.31%
Number of salaries quoted 14,044 39,188 52,100
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £34,750 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +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 21 September 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 September 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 +129 401 £90,000 +28.57% 32
Midlands +200 86 £35,846 -10.39% 7
North of England +132 53 £45,000 +20.00% 14
East Midlands +138 51 £41,500 +29.69% 6
West Midlands +135 42 £35,000 -15.15% 1
North West +106 37 £48,750 +28.29% 7
South East +99 29 £42,500 -19.05% 4
South West +112 14 £35,900 +2.57% 5
East of England +136 10 £56,000 +11.60% 5
Yorkshire +143 8 £34,000 +4.62% 4
North East +31 8 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 293 (50.96%) Finance
2 269 (46.78%) SQL
3 204 (35.48%) Python
4 193 (33.57%) AWS
5 189 (32.87%) Asset Management
6 177 (30.78%) Hedge funds
7 159 (27.65%) Web Services
7 159 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
8 132 (22.96%) Banking
8 132 (22.96%) SQL Server
8 132 (22.96%) Front Office
9 121 (21.04%) Investment Management
10 118 (20.52%) Fixed Income
11 116 (20.17%) DevOps
12 115 (20.00%) Bloomberg
13 108 (18.78%) Java
14 107 (18.61%) Equities
14 107 (18.61%) Azure
15 106 (18.43%) Data Warehouse
16 103 (17.91%) Reference Data
17 100 (17.39%) Eagle PACE
17 100 (17.39%) Markit EDM
18 98 (17.04%) Microservices
19 93 (16.17%) Kubernetes
20 91 (15.83%) Mentoring
21 87 (15.13%) Amazon ECS
21 87 (15.13%) Security Cleared
22 85 (14.78%) Serverless
23 83 (14.43%) AWS Lambda
24 79 (13.74%) SC Cleared

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 74 (12.87%) Apache
2 10 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.70%) IIS
4 2 (0.35%) Apache Synapse
4 2 (0.35%) CMS
4 2 (0.35%) Confluence
4 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.17%) Appian
5 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.17%) JBoss
5 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 100 (17.39%) Eagle PACE
1 100 (17.39%) Markit EDM
2 71 (12.35%) PolarLake
3 7 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.04%) Endur
4 6 (1.04%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.52%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.35%) Magento
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.35%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.17%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.17%) Salerio
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 193 (33.57%) AWS
2 107 (18.61%) Azure
3 87 (15.13%) Amazon ECS
4 85 (14.78%) Serverless
5 83 (14.43%) AWS Lambda
6 73 (12.70%) GCP
7 48 (8.35%) Apigee
8 19 (3.30%) Power Platform
9 17 (2.96%) Office 365
10 13 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (2.26%) SaaS
11 7 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (1.04%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.87%) PaaS
14 4 (0.70%) npm
14 4 (0.70%) NuGet
15 3 (0.52%) GitHub
15 3 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.61%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.57%) FIX Connectivity
3 7 (1.22%) DNS
3 7 (1.22%) Firewall
3 7 (1.22%) Skype
3 7 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.04%) DHCP
5 5 (0.87%) Internet
6 4 (0.70%) Network Security
6 4 (0.70%) NGN
6 4 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.70%) SAN
6 4 (0.70%) SSH
7 3 (0.52%) CHAP
7 3 (0.52%) LAN
8 2 (0.35%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.35%) NAS
8 2 (0.35%) VPN
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (22.96%) SQL Server
2 106 (18.43%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (13.04%) MySQL
4 70 (12.17%) Amazon Redshift
4 70 (12.17%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (3.30%) Power BI
7 15 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (2.09%) Crystal Reports
9 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.39%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.04%) SSDT
13 5 (0.87%) OLTP
14 4 (0.70%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (9.22%) Jenkins
2 49 (8.52%) GitLab
3 48 (8.35%) Artifactory
4 25 (4.35%) JIRA
5 21 (3.65%) Git (software)
6 13 (2.26%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.57%) Maven
8 6 (1.04%) Selenium
9 4 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.70%) JUnit
10 3 (0.52%) Ant
10 3 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.52%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.17%) Mockito
12 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 293 (50.96%) Finance
2 132 (22.96%) Banking
2 132 (22.96%) Front Office
3 42 (7.30%) Law
4 41 (7.13%) Legal
5 17 (2.96%) Retail
5 17 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.78%) Police
7 13 (2.26%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.04%) Marketing
9 4 (0.70%) Local Government
9 4 (0.70%) Publishing
10 3 (0.52%) Advertising
10 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.35%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 182 (31.65%) Analyst
2 102 (17.74%) Business Analyst
3 101 (17.57%) Financial Analyst
4 81 (14.09%) Architect
5 76 (13.22%) Developer
6 71 (12.35%) Finance Business Analyst
7 57 (9.91%) Solutions Architect
8 56 (9.74%) Data Architect
9 53 (9.22%) Finance Manager
9 53 (9.22%) Reference Data Analyst
10 49 (8.52%) Java Architect
10 49 (8.52%) Java Solutions Architect
11 48 (8.35%) AWS Architect
11 48 (8.35%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 48 (8.35%) Cloud Architect
11 48 (8.35%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 42 (7.30%) Data Manager
13 41 (7.13%) Data Business Analyst
14 40 (6.96%) Data Analyst
15 37 (6.43%) Reference Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (27.65%) Web Services
2 70 (12.17%) gRPC
3 48 (8.35%) OAuth
3 48 (8.35%) Swagger
4 42 (7.30%) .NET
5 29 (5.04%) Pandas
6 24 (4.17%) HTML
7 22 (3.83%) Node.js
8 21 (3.65%) CSS
9 17 (2.96%) ASP.NET
10 16 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
10 16 (2.78%) Middleware
11 14 (2.43%) XML
12 13 (2.26%) React
13 12 (2.09%) REST
13 12 (2.09%) Spring
14 11 (1.91%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.74%) .NET Core
16 8 (1.39%) Kafka
16 8 (1.39%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 177 (30.78%) Hedge funds
2 118 (20.52%) Fixed Income
3 107 (18.61%) Equities
4 103 (17.91%) Reference Data
5 47 (8.17%) Derivative
6 46 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (5.04%) Management Information System
8 24 (4.17%) SWIFT
9 14 (2.43%) Cybercrime
10 12 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (1.74%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (1.57%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.39%) Data Centre
15 7 (1.22%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
15 7 (1.22%) Freedom of Information Act
15 7 (1.22%) User Experience
16 6 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.52%) Linux
2 39 (6.78%) Windows
3 31 (5.39%) Unix
4 19 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.70%) CentOS
7 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) Android
8 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.35%) HPUX
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (32.87%) Asset Management
2 159 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (21.04%) Investment Management
4 116 (20.17%) DevOps
5 98 (17.04%) Microservices
6 91 (15.83%) Mentoring
7 79 (13.74%) Data Management
8 75 (13.04%) Wealth Management
9 70 (12.17%) Enterprise Data Management
10 52 (9.04%) Software Engineering
11 50 (8.70%) Technology Roadmap
12 49 (8.52%) ITIL
13 44 (7.65%) Information Security
14 35 (6.09%) Information Management
15 33 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (5.39%) Strategic Roadmap
17 30 (5.22%) Project Management
18 29 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (4.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 269 (46.78%) SQL
2 204 (35.48%) Python
3 108 (18.78%) Java
4 70 (12.17%) R
5 63 (10.96%) C#
6 29 (5.04%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.61%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.43%) PHP
10 13 (2.26%) VBA
11 11 (1.91%) C
12 10 (1.74%) C++
12 10 (1.74%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.87%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.52%) Perl
15 3 (0.52%) XAML
16 2 (0.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 79 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 78 (13.57%) DV Cleared
4 48 (8.35%) Sun Certification
5 44 (7.65%) Degree
6 16 (2.78%) CCNA
6 16 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.57%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (1.22%) CISA
8 7 (1.22%) CISM
8 7 (1.22%) CISSP
8 7 (1.22%) CLAS
8 7 (1.22%) GIAC
8 7 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.04%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.87%) CFA
10 5 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.87%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.35%) QA
2 20 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.74%) MiFID
4 6 (1.04%) EMIR
5 5 (0.87%) GDPR
5 5 (0.87%) PMO
5 5 (0.87%) SEPA
6 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.52%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.52%) SLA
8 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 64 (11.13%) Docker
2 23 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.52%) vSphere
5 3 (0.52%) XenApp
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 93 (16.17%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.22%) Terraform
3 4 (0.70%) Ansible
3 4 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (0.70%) Puppet
3 4 (0.70%) SCCM
3 4 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.52%) SCOM
4 3 (0.52%) WSUS
5 2 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.35%) MIIS
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Grafana
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.17%) MOM
6 1 (0.17%) Packer
6 1 (0.17%) PaperCut
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 115 (20.00%) Bloomberg
2 74 (12.87%) Microsoft
3 72 (12.52%) Google
4 43 (7.48%) Oracle
5 31 (5.39%) Reuters
6 30 (5.22%) FactSet
7 26 (4.52%) Cisco
8 19 (3.30%) SAP
9 8 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.39%) VMware
10 7 (1.22%) Citrix
11 5 (0.87%) IBM
11 5 (0.87%) OpenLink
12 4 (0.70%) hybris
12 4 (0.70%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.70%) SunGard
12 4 (0.70%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.70%) Veeam
12 4 (0.70%) WorldPay
12 4 (0.70%) Yardi