Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 321 280
Rank change year-on-year -36 -41 +21
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,414 1,611 2,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.98% 1.18%
As % of the General category 2.03% 2.34% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,105 1,364 1,946
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,000 £95,000 £85,000
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 69,501 68,798 88,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.30% 42.04% 44.60%
Number of salaries quoted 54,256 55,890 72,325
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - -

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -48 879 £67,500 - 81
South East +26 216 £40,000 -14.89% 21
North of England -17 112 £40,000 - 28
Midlands +45 104 £40,000 -5.88% 33
North West +9 72 £45,000 +15.38% 17
West Midlands +31 70 £45,000 +12.50% 26
East of England +5 55 £45,000 +12.50% 11
South West -28 46 £45,750 +14.38% 17
Yorkshire +4 38 £35,000 -22.22% 9
East Midlands +9 22 £39,750 -6.47% 7
North East -34 2 £61,250 +84.21% 2
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 620 (43.85%) Finance
2 415 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 384 (27.16%) SQL
4 278 (19.66%) Windows
5 266 (18.81%) Microsoft
6 258 (18.25%) Banking
7 251 (17.75%) C#
8 249 (17.61%) .NET
9 215 (15.21%) SQL Server
10 192 (13.58%) JavaScript
11 190 (13.44%) Linux
12 168 (11.88%) Java
12 168 (11.88%) Scrum
13 167 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
14 158 (11.17%) MVC
14 158 (11.17%) HTML
15 157 (11.10%) ITIL
16 153 (10.82%) Business Analysis
17 150 (10.61%) Degree
18 132 (9.34%) CSS
19 130 (9.19%) SDLC
20 128 (9.05%) ASP.NET
21 127 (8.98%) Project Management
22 122 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 119 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
24 117 (8.27%) Front Office
25 115 (8.13%) TDD
26 112 (7.92%) Git (software)
27 110 (7.78%) Retail
28 103 (7.28%) Legal

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 40 (2.83%) CMS
2 38 (2.69%) IIS
3 29 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.98%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.34%) Apache
6 17 (1.20%) Umbraco
7 15 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.71%) Confluence
10 6 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.35%) Jetty
11 5 (0.35%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.28%) WordPress
13 3 (0.21%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 91 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.21%) LibreOffice
8 3 (0.21%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) Moqups
10 1 (0.071%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.071%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 20 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.92%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
6 8 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.57%) Workfront
7 7 (0.50%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
8 6 (0.42%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.28%) Kondor
11 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.21%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.17%) SaaS
3 47 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (2.33%) IaaS
5 30 (2.12%) Office 365
6 27 (1.91%) PaaS
7 16 (1.13%) G Suite
8 14 (0.99%) GitHub
9 8 (0.57%) IBM Blueworks
9 8 (0.57%) Slack
10 7 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.35%) Heroku
13 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.14%) Datadog
14 2 (0.14%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.38%) VPN
2 46 (3.25%) Internet
3 43 (3.04%) Firewall
4 28 (1.98%) LAN
5 26 (1.84%) VLAN
5 26 (1.84%) WAN
6 25 (1.77%) SAN
7 24 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
8 23 (1.63%) DNS
9 22 (1.56%) Wireless
10 21 (1.49%) DHCP
10 21 (1.49%) HTTP
11 18 (1.27%) TCP/IP
12 16 (1.13%) SMS
13 14 (0.99%) NAS
14 11 (0.78%) iSCSI
15 9 (0.64%) FTP
16 8 (0.57%) ATM
17 7 (0.50%) Wireshark
18 6 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.15%) MySQL
3 56 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 51 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 41 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (1.98%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.34%) Big Data
13 18 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.13%) Redis
15 13 (0.92%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.78%) Data Mining
17 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
18 10 (0.71%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 112 (7.92%) Git (software)
2 57 (4.03%) JIRA
3 48 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 47 (3.32%) Selenium
5 40 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (2.40%) Visual Studio
7 31 (2.19%) TeamCity
8 28 (1.98%) SoapUI
8 28 (1.98%) Subversion
9 23 (1.63%) Maven
10 21 (1.49%) ClearCase
11 19 (1.34%) JUnit
12 14 (0.99%) NUnit
13 13 (0.92%) Cucumber
13 13 (0.92%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.78%) Hudson
15 11 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (0.64%) SpecFlow
17 8 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 620 (43.85%) Finance
2 258 (18.25%) Banking
3 117 (8.27%) Front Office
4 110 (7.78%) Retail
5 103 (7.28%) Legal
6 95 (6.72%) Investment Banking
7 92 (6.51%) Marketing
8 46 (3.25%) Games
9 33 (2.33%) Financial Institution
10 30 (2.12%) Corporate Banking
10 30 (2.12%) Law
11 29 (2.05%) Advertising
11 29 (2.05%) Billing
12 26 (1.84%) Military
13 20 (1.41%) Retail Banking
14 18 (1.27%) Publishing
15 16 (1.13%) Telecoms
16 13 (0.92%) International Banking
16 13 (0.92%) Manufacturing
17 11 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 404 (28.57%) Analyst
2 355 (25.11%) Developer
3 207 (14.64%) Business Analyst
4 117 (8.27%) Project Manager
5 102 (7.21%) .NET Developer
6 99 (7.00%) C# Developer
7 98 (6.93%) Senior Developer
8 92 (6.51%) Senior Analyst
9 78 (5.52%) Java Developer
10 77 (5.45%) IT Manager
11 73 (5.16%) Service Analyst
12 71 (5.02%) Architect
12 71 (5.02%) C# .NET Developer
13 68 (4.81%) Support Analyst
14 64 (4.53%) Banking Analyst
14 64 (4.53%) Service Desk Analyst
15 58 (4.10%) Applications Support
16 57 (4.03%) PHP Developer
17 55 (3.89%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
18 49 (3.47%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (17.61%) .NET
2 158 (11.17%) HTML
3 132 (9.34%) CSS
4 128 (9.05%) ASP.NET
5 97 (6.86%) jQuery
6 95 (6.72%) AngularJS
7 78 (5.52%) XML
8 73 (5.16%) Web Services
9 63 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (4.38%) .NET Framework
11 58 (4.10%) WCF
12 50 (3.54%) HTML5
13 47 (3.32%) RESTful
14 43 (3.04%) Entity Framework
14 43 (3.04%) Spring
15 41 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
16 37 (2.62%) WinForms
17 35 (2.48%) JSON
17 35 (2.48%) Node.js
18 32 (2.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 167 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 84 (5.94%) Derivative
4 64 (4.53%) Equities
5 63 (4.46%) Fintech
6 60 (4.24%) Management Information System
7 53 (3.75%) Fixed Income
8 47 (3.32%) User Experience
9 44 (3.11%) Virtual Team
10 43 (3.04%) Computer Science
11 40 (2.83%) Data Centre
12 39 (2.76%) Mobile App
13 34 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
14 33 (2.33%) Hedge funds
15 28 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
16 27 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
17 24 (1.70%) Client/Server
18 22 (1.56%) BBC
19 21 (1.49%) Robotics
20 18 (1.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 278 (19.66%) Windows
2 190 (13.44%) Linux
3 95 (6.72%) Unix
4 79 (5.59%) Windows Server
5 58 (4.10%) Windows 7
6 32 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (2.05%) Solaris
8 25 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.70%) CentOS
10 20 (1.41%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.20%) Android
12 16 (1.13%) Debian
12 16 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.85%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.071%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.071%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (11.88%) Scrum
3 158 (11.17%) MVC
4 157 (11.10%) ITIL
5 153 (10.82%) Business Analysis
6 130 (9.19%) SDLC
7 127 (8.98%) Project Management
8 119 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 115 (8.13%) TDD
10 102 (7.21%) CRM
11 99 (7.00%) Test Automation
12 83 (5.87%) Asset Management
12 83 (5.87%) Change Management
12 83 (5.87%) OO
13 78 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 77 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (5.23%) Process Improvement
16 73 (5.16%) E-Commerce
17 72 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
18 70 (4.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 384 (27.16%) SQL
2 251 (17.75%) C#
3 192 (13.58%) JavaScript
4 168 (11.88%) Java
5 71 (5.02%) T-SQL
6 66 (4.67%) PHP
7 58 (4.10%) Python
8 41 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 36 (2.55%) VB.NET
10 31 (2.19%) Perl
11 30 (2.12%) C++
12 26 (1.84%) VB
13 24 (1.70%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.49%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.49%) VB6
15 19 (1.34%) Ruby
16 17 (1.20%) C
16 17 (1.20%) VBA
17 9 (0.64%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 150 (10.61%) Degree
2 36 (2.55%) ISEB
3 22 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (1.20%) CCNA
6 15 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.78%) CASP
8 11 (0.78%) CCNP
8 11 (0.78%) Security Cleared
9 10 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.71%) PMP
10 8 (0.57%) CCA
10 8 (0.57%) CEH
10 8 (0.57%) CISM
10 8 (0.57%) CISSP
10 8 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.57%) CRISC
11 7 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.59%) SLA
2 78 (5.52%) QA
3 56 (3.96%) MiFID
4 24 (1.70%) EMIR
5 18 (1.27%) PMO
6 15 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.06%) PSD2
7 14 (0.99%) GDPR
8 10 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.64%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.57%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.57%) UCITS
11 7 (0.50%) AIFMD
11 7 (0.50%) FATCA
12 4 (0.28%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.14%) GxP
14 1 (0.071%) COBIT
14 1 (0.071%) TickIT
System Software
1 79 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 52 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.12%) Docker
4 26 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.71%) vSphere
6 8 (0.57%) ISA Server
6 8 (0.57%) Terminal Server
6 8 (0.57%) XenApp
7 7 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.35%) Firmware
8 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.28%) iptables
10 1 (0.071%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.071%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 1 (0.071%) Gluster
10 1 (0.071%) NFS
10 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.071%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (1.13%) SCCM
2 13 (0.92%) Ansible
2 13 (0.92%) Puppet
3 11 (0.78%) Marathon
4 8 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.57%) SCOM
5 7 (0.50%) Control-M
6 6 (0.42%) HAProxy
6 6 (0.42%) WSUS
7 4 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.21%) HP Fortify
8 3 (0.21%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.21%) Nagios
8 3 (0.21%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.14%) CloudHub
9 2 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.14%) Kibana
9 2 (0.14%) logstash
9 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 266 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 103 (7.28%) Oracle
3 76 (5.37%) VMware
4 75 (5.30%) Citrix
5 56 (3.96%) SAP
6 40 (2.83%) Cisco
7 39 (2.76%) IBM
8 34 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (2.12%) Xerox
10 27 (1.91%) Sybase
11 25 (1.77%) Bloomberg
12 24 (1.70%) Zend
13 23 (1.63%) iManage
13 23 (1.63%) Murex
14 22 (1.56%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.34%) Apple
16 17 (1.20%) HP
17 15 (1.06%) Adobe
17 15 (1.06%) Capita
17 15 (1.06%) Google