Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 370 327 319
Rank change year-on-year -43 -8 -66
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,375 1,704 1,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.02% 1.04%
As % of the General category 2.08% 2.36% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,086 1,275 1,691
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,450 £86,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

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 65,996 72,338 82,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.65% 43.48% 43.89%
Number of salaries quoted 51,107 54,043 68,083
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -51 752 £67,500 +3.85% 93
South East -50 208 £42,500 -2.30% 22
North of England +63 167 £32,500 -18.75% 21
North West +22 85 £35,750 -12.80% 7
East of England +8 84 £47,500 +31.94% 11
South West +9 81 £45,000 -9.55% 19
Midlands +7 77 £41,250 +4.43% 20
Yorkshire +63 74 £31,934 -14.84% 12
West Midlands +26 41 £33,750 -15.63% 13
East Midlands +7 36 £45,500 +16.67% 7
North East -14 8 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 700 (50.91%) Finance
2 459 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (28.51%) SQL
4 309 (22.47%) Banking
5 276 (20.07%) Microsoft
6 256 (18.62%) .NET
7 232 (16.87%) Windows
8 229 (16.65%) C#
9 215 (15.64%) Java
10 202 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
11 192 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
12 187 (13.60%) SQL Server
13 173 (12.58%) Project Management
14 168 (12.22%) Degree
15 163 (11.85%) Retail
16 158 (11.49%) ITIL
17 148 (10.76%) Front Office
18 145 (10.55%) JavaScript
18 145 (10.55%) Business Analysis
19 124 (9.02%) Scrum
20 122 (8.87%) Oracle
21 120 (8.73%) Change Management
22 116 (8.44%) HTML
22 116 (8.44%) Linux
23 108 (7.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 108 (7.85%) MVC
24 107 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
25 103 (7.49%) Legal
26 101 (7.35%) Active Directory
27 100 (7.27%) Asset Management

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 42 (3.05%) MS Exchange
1 42 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (1.67%) CMS
4 22 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.02%) IIS
7 13 (0.95%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.80%) Confluence
9 11 (0.80%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.73%) CloudStack
11 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.44%) Apache
12 6 (0.44%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.36%) JBoss
13 5 (0.36%) SAP Portal
13 5 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 107 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.073%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 25 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
1 25 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.36%) Primavera
6 5 (0.36%) SAP PS
6 5 (0.36%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.29%) SunGard GMI
7 4 (0.29%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
7 4 (0.29%) Workfront
8 3 (0.22%) Endur
8 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (4.51%) Office 365
4 23 (1.67%) SaaS
5 9 (0.65%) PaaS
6 8 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.44%) IaaS
7 6 (0.44%) Sage Pay
8 5 (0.36%) Trello
9 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.15%) Heroku
11 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.073%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.073%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.69%) DNS
2 34 (2.47%) DHCP
2 34 (2.47%) WAN
3 31 (2.25%) LAN
4 30 (2.18%) Firewall
5 27 (1.96%) Internet
6 25 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.60%) SAN
8 20 (1.45%) Skype
8 20 (1.45%) VPN
9 12 (0.87%) MPLS
10 9 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (0.65%) CTI
10 9 (0.65%) Ethernet
10 9 (0.65%) HTTP
10 9 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (0.65%) VLAN
11 8 (0.58%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (0.58%) Intranet
11 8 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 49 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (3.13%) MySQL
6 32 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 30 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (1.60%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
9 21 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (1.24%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.73%) DB2
15 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 86 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 58 (4.22%) Selenium
3 42 (3.05%) JIRA
4 40 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (2.62%) Jenkins
6 28 (2.04%) TeamCity
6 28 (2.04%) Visual Studio
7 26 (1.89%) Maven
8 23 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (1.38%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.38%) Subversion
10 18 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (1.31%) SoapUI
10 18 (1.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 15 (1.09%) Eclipse
12 14 (1.02%) NetBeans
13 11 (0.80%) Hudson
14 9 (0.65%) MSBuild
15 8 (0.58%) JUnit
15 8 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 700 (50.91%) Finance
2 309 (22.47%) Banking
3 163 (11.85%) Retail
4 148 (10.76%) Front Office
5 103 (7.49%) Legal
6 82 (5.96%) Marketing
7 66 (4.80%) Investment Banking
8 55 (4.00%) Law
9 42 (3.05%) Financial Institution
10 34 (2.47%) Corporate Banking
10 34 (2.47%) Telecoms
11 31 (2.25%) Billing
12 25 (1.82%) Advertising
12 25 (1.82%) General Ledger
13 17 (1.24%) Games
14 16 (1.16%) Publishing
15 11 (0.80%) Private Banking
16 9 (0.65%) Local Government
17 8 (0.58%) Manufacturing
18 6 (0.44%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 424 (30.84%) Analyst
2 334 (24.29%) Developer
3 162 (11.78%) Business Analyst
4 111 (8.07%) Banking Analyst
5 97 (7.05%) Support Analyst
6 91 (6.62%) Applications Support
7 86 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 85 (6.18%) C# Developer
9 82 (5.96%) Project Manager
10 79 (5.75%) Java Developer
11 73 (5.31%) Architect
12 67 (4.87%) Applications Support Analyst
13 63 (4.58%) .NET Developer
14 61 (4.44%) Service Analyst
15 55 (4.00%) PHP Developer
15 55 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
16 52 (3.78%) Software Developer
16 52 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
17 47 (3.42%) Junior
18 45 (3.27%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (18.62%) .NET
2 116 (8.44%) HTML
3 94 (6.84%) CSS
4 86 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 66 (4.80%) AngularJS
6 62 (4.51%) Web Services
7 57 (4.15%) .NET Framework
8 55 (4.00%) XML
9 52 (3.78%) Spring
10 47 (3.42%) J2EE
11 46 (3.35%) WPF
12 43 (3.13%) JSON
13 41 (2.98%) RESTful
14 39 (2.84%) jQuery
14 39 (2.84%) LAMP
15 34 (2.47%) HTML5
15 34 (2.47%) WinForms
16 33 (2.40%) React
17 32 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
18 29 (2.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 192 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (7.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 94 (6.84%) Equities
4 78 (5.67%) Derivative
5 75 (5.45%) Management Information System
6 73 (5.31%) Fixed Income
7 66 (4.80%) Computer Science
8 65 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
9 64 (4.65%) Fintech
10 60 (4.36%) Mobile App
11 55 (4.00%) Hedge funds
12 51 (3.71%) Virtual Team
13 40 (2.91%) Data Centre
14 37 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
14 37 (2.69%) SWIFT
15 35 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (2.55%) User Experience
16 22 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
17 19 (1.38%) Market Risk
18 18 (1.31%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 232 (16.87%) Windows
2 116 (8.44%) Linux
3 76 (5.53%) Unix
4 73 (5.31%) Windows Server
5 70 (5.09%) Windows 7
6 45 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (2.47%) Windows 10
8 25 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.95%) Solaris
9 13 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.87%) Android
10 12 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
12 4 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.15%) CentOS
13 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
3 173 (12.58%) Project Management
4 158 (11.49%) ITIL
5 145 (10.55%) Business Analysis
6 124 (9.02%) Scrum
7 120 (8.73%) Change Management
8 108 (7.85%) MVC
9 100 (7.27%) Asset Management
10 98 (7.13%) TDD
11 96 (6.98%) Software Engineering
12 95 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
12 95 (6.91%) SDLC
13 92 (6.69%) DevOps
14 87 (6.33%) Microservices
15 85 (6.18%) Waterfall
16 83 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 81 (5.89%) SOA
18 77 (5.60%) Investment Management
18 77 (5.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 392 (28.51%) SQL
2 229 (16.65%) C#
3 215 (15.64%) Java
4 145 (10.55%) JavaScript
5 86 (6.25%) PHP
6 84 (6.11%) Python
7 48 (3.49%) VBA
8 46 (3.35%) PowerShell
9 43 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 35 (2.55%) Shell Script
11 34 (2.47%) C
12 33 (2.40%) PL/SQL
13 30 (2.18%) C++
14 25 (1.82%) Erlang
15 23 (1.67%) Scala
16 21 (1.53%) Ruby
17 20 (1.45%) Perl
17 20 (1.45%) VB.NET
18 17 (1.24%) Java 8
18 17 (1.24%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 168 (12.22%) Degree
2 25 (1.82%) CIMA
3 24 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 22 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.24%) Security Cleared
8 15 (1.09%) CCNA
9 14 (1.02%) PMP
9 14 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (0.95%) CFA
10 13 (0.95%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.80%) AAT
11 11 (0.80%) ISEB
11 11 (0.80%) MCSE
12 10 (0.73%) CISSP
13 8 (0.58%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (7.13%) SLA
2 55 (4.00%) MiFID
2 55 (4.00%) QA
3 32 (2.33%) GDPR
4 19 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.38%) PMO
5 17 (1.24%) PSD2
6 13 (0.95%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.73%) EMIR
7 10 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.58%) SEPA
9 4 (0.29%) AIFMD
9 4 (0.29%) FATCA
9 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.29%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.22%) TARGET2
11 2 (0.15%) HL7
12 1 (0.073%) COBIT
12 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 101 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 56 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.98%) Docker
4 32 (2.33%) XenApp
5 28 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 22 (1.60%) vSphere
7 18 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 14 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
9 11 (0.80%) Xen
10 10 (0.73%) XenServer
11 9 (0.65%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
13 7 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.22%) iptables
15 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (2.33%) SCCM
2 16 (1.16%) Ansible
2 16 (1.16%) Control-M
2 16 (1.16%) Prometheus
2 16 (1.16%) Puppet
3 15 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.09%) WSUS
4 10 (0.73%) SCOM
5 8 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (0.58%) MOM
5 8 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.44%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.36%) Marathon
8 5 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.36%) Terraform
9 4 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.29%) vRealize
10 3 (0.22%) cPanel
10 3 (0.22%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 276 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 122 (8.87%) Oracle
3 74 (5.38%) Citrix
4 67 (4.87%) VMware
5 52 (3.78%) Cisco
6 50 (3.64%) IBM
7 36 (2.62%) Capita
8 32 (2.33%) Sybase
9 30 (2.18%) SAP
10 25 (1.82%) Verint
11 24 (1.75%) Murex
12 20 (1.45%) Google
12 20 (1.45%) HP
12 20 (1.45%) Zend
13 19 (1.38%) McAfee
13 19 (1.38%) Sony
14 15 (1.09%) iManage
14 15 (1.09%) Veeam
15 13 (0.95%) Avaya
15 13 (0.95%) Dell