Period
to 25 February 2021

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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 383 388 404
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16 -29
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 477 875 1,086
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.77% 0.78%
As % of the General category 1.86% 1.90% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 454 801 807
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £132,500 £86,750
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +18.18% -

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 25,681 45,955 57,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.60% 40.29% 41.28%
Number of salaries quoted 19,794 35,609 44,851
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.60% +0.45% +10.00%

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021. 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 +13 297 £75,000 - 33
North of England +62 61 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Midlands +59 48 £70,000 +80.65% 19
South East +21 42 £45,000 -18.18% 7
North West +52 37 £40,000 -20.00% 6
East Midlands +60 27 £32,500 -27.78% 3
West Midlands +44 21 £75,000 +100.00% 16
Yorkshire +56 17 £55,000 +83.33% 9
South West +45 15 £40,000 +6.67% 6
East of England +70 12 £47,500 +26.67% 3
North East +10 7 £30,000 -4.76%
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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.

1 233 (48.85%) SQL
2 222 (46.54%) Finance
3 125 (26.21%) .NET
4 111 (23.27%) Linux
4 111 (23.27%) Microsoft
5 106 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 105 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (20.75%) Python
8 91 (19.08%) Windows
8 91 (19.08%) C#
9 89 (18.66%) DevOps
10 85 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
11 76 (15.93%) Microservices
12 73 (15.30%) JavaScript
13 72 (15.09%) CSS
14 70 (14.68%) Azure
15 66 (13.84%) Banking
16 65 (13.63%) Front Office
17 63 (13.21%) React
18 61 (12.79%) .NET Framework
19 59 (12.37%) Asset Management
19 59 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
20 58 (12.16%) Java
20 58 (12.16%) Test Automation
21 56 (11.74%) AWS
21 56 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
22 55 (11.53%) Hedge funds
22 55 (11.53%) Unix
22 55 (11.53%) Web Services
23 54 (11.32%) Degree

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 29 (6.08%) Apache
2 26 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.47%) IIS
5 7 (1.47%) JBoss
5 7 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.26%) Apache TomEE
7 5 (1.05%) CMS
7 5 (1.05%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.84%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.42%) Confluence
10 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.21%) Appian
Applications
1 25 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.21%) InVision
4 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.21%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 25 (5.24%) Markit EDM
2 22 (4.61%) Eagle PACE
3 15 (3.14%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (2.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 10 (2.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (1.89%) PolarLake
7 8 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.84%) Bond Adapt
8 4 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.84%) Magento
9 3 (0.63%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.42%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.21%) MultiFonds
11 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.21%) Shopify
11 1 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.68%) Azure
2 56 (11.74%) AWS
3 33 (6.92%) PaaS
4 29 (6.08%) SaaS
5 27 (5.66%) Dynamics 365
6 23 (4.82%) GCP
7 22 (4.61%) IaaS
8 21 (4.40%) Microsoft 365
9 15 (3.14%) Power Platform
10 14 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
10 14 (2.94%) Apigee
10 14 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (2.94%) Serverless
11 11 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (1.05%) GitHub
15 3 (0.63%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
16 2 (0.42%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.61%) Network Security
2 20 (4.19%) SSH
3 17 (3.56%) DNS
4 16 (3.35%) FIX Connectivity
5 15 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.52%) DHCP
6 12 (2.52%) Firewall
7 11 (2.31%) VoIP
8 8 (1.68%) AMQP
8 8 (1.68%) VLAN
9 7 (1.47%) LAN
9 7 (1.47%) WAN
10 6 (1.26%) FTP
10 6 (1.26%) HTTP
10 6 (1.26%) Wireless
11 5 (1.05%) BGP
11 5 (1.05%) BIG-IP
11 5 (1.05%) OSPF
11 5 (1.05%) SSL
12 4 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 59 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (9.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (6.29%) Redis
6 24 (5.03%) MySQL
7 20 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (2.73%) Power BI
10 12 (2.52%) MongoDB
11 10 (2.10%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.68%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.05%) Tableau
15 4 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.84%) MS Access
15 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (4.82%) GitLab
2 20 (4.19%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.98%) Visual Studio Team System
4 18 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (2.94%) Artifactory
6 9 (1.89%) JIRA
7 7 (1.47%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.47%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.05%) Selenium
9 4 (0.84%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.63%) Maven
11 2 (0.42%) JUnit
11 2 (0.42%) Mockito
11 2 (0.42%) Postman
11 2 (0.42%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.21%) gulp
12 1 (0.21%) Storybook
12 1 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 222 (46.54%) Finance
2 66 (13.84%) Banking
3 65 (13.63%) Front Office
4 22 (4.61%) Financial Institution
5 19 (3.98%) Retail
6 15 (3.14%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.94%) Marketing
8 12 (2.52%) Legal
9 11 (2.31%) Telecoms
10 10 (2.10%) Games
11 6 (1.26%) Law
12 4 (0.84%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.84%) French Language
13 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.21%) Automotive
14 1 (0.21%) German Language
14 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.21%) Public Sector
14 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 121 (25.37%) Analyst
2 116 (24.32%) Developer
3 74 (15.51%) Architect
4 57 (11.95%) Solutions Architect
5 54 (11.32%) Support Analyst
6 53 (11.11%) Applications Support
7 45 (9.43%) Software Developer
8 41 (8.60%) Business Analyst
9 32 (6.71%) Applications Support Analyst
10 27 (5.66%) Business Manager
11 24 (5.03%) Cloud Architect
12 21 (4.40%) Senior Developer
13 20 (4.19%) Java Developer
13 20 (4.19%) Project Manager
14 19 (3.98%) Data Analyst
15 17 (3.56%) .NET Architect
16 16 (3.35%) Data Architect
16 16 (3.35%) Data Business Analyst
16 16 (3.35%) Financial Analyst
16 16 (3.35%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (26.21%) .NET
2 72 (15.09%) CSS
3 63 (13.21%) React
4 61 (12.79%) .NET Framework
5 55 (11.53%) Web Services
6 43 (9.01%) .NET Core
6 43 (9.01%) jQuery
7 42 (8.81%) FIX Protocol
8 38 (7.97%) Entity Framework
9 36 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 34 (7.13%) HTML
11 33 (6.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (5.03%) RabbitMQ
13 22 (4.61%) XML
14 20 (4.19%) REST
15 16 (3.35%) ASP.NET
16 15 (3.14%) AngularJS
16 15 (3.14%) Spring
17 14 (2.94%) gRPC
17 14 (2.94%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 85 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (11.53%) Hedge funds
3 38 (7.97%) Equities
4 33 (6.92%) N-Tier
4 33 (6.92%) Reference Data
5 32 (6.71%) Fixed Income
6 30 (6.29%) SWIFT
7 25 (5.24%) Derivative
8 20 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (2.94%) Algorithms
9 14 (2.94%) Data Structures
10 11 (2.31%) Client/Server
11 10 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.68%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.68%) Replication
13 6 (1.26%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.26%) User Experience
14 5 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 111 (23.27%) Linux
2 91 (19.08%) Windows
3 55 (11.53%) Unix
4 32 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.56%) Windows Server
6 16 (3.35%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.84%) Android
8 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.42%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (18.66%) DevOps
3 76 (15.93%) Microservices
4 59 (12.37%) Asset Management
5 58 (12.16%) Test Automation
6 56 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (10.69%) SOA
8 49 (10.27%) MVC
9 40 (8.39%) Investment Management
10 37 (7.76%) Analytics
11 36 (7.55%) Mentoring
12 34 (7.13%) Enterprise Architecture
13 33 (6.92%) Waterfall
14 31 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (6.29%) ERP
15 30 (6.29%) Software Engineering
16 28 (5.87%) OO
17 26 (5.45%) Technology Roadmap
18 25 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (5.24%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 233 (48.85%) SQL
2 99 (20.75%) Python
3 91 (19.08%) C#
4 73 (15.30%) JavaScript
5 58 (12.16%) Java
6 46 (9.64%) T-SQL
7 25 (5.24%) Shell Script
8 24 (5.03%) PowerShell
9 15 (3.14%) C++
10 14 (2.94%) PHP
10 14 (2.94%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.89%) Perl
11 9 (1.89%) R
12 8 (1.68%) Korn
13 6 (1.26%) VBScript
14 5 (1.05%) C
14 5 (1.05%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.05%) VBA
15 4 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.84%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (11.32%) Degree
2 17 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (3.14%) Oracle Certification
4 14 (2.94%) Sun Certification
5 13 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.89%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.68%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.84%) PMP
9 3 (0.63%) CCNA
9 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.21%) CIMA
11 1 (0.21%) ISEB
11 1 (0.21%) MOS
11 1 (0.21%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.66%) QA
2 15 (3.14%) SLA
3 9 (1.89%) EMIR
3 9 (1.89%) MiFID
4 5 (1.05%) GDPR
5 4 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.42%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.21%) IFRS
7 1 (0.21%) ITGC
7 1 (0.21%) SEPA
7 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (7.76%) Docker
2 29 (6.08%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.63%) XenApp
8 2 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.42%) HDFS
8 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (7.13%) Kubernetes
2 28 (5.87%) Terraform
3 13 (2.73%) MIIS
4 11 (2.31%) Ansible
5 10 (2.10%) WSUS
6 7 (1.47%) SCCM
7 4 (0.84%) Kibana
8 3 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.42%) Control-M
9 2 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.42%) MOM
9 2 (0.42%) Oozie
9 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.42%) Puppet
9 2 (0.42%) Salt
9 2 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 111 (23.27%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.11%) Bloomberg
3 34 (7.13%) Red Hat
4 27 (5.66%) Oracle
5 19 (3.98%) Fidessa
5 19 (3.98%) Google
6 18 (3.77%) VMware
7 14 (2.94%) Nintex
8 13 (2.73%) Sparx
9 11 (2.31%) SolarWinds
10 10 (2.10%) Reuters
11 9 (1.89%) FactSet
12 8 (1.68%) Dell
12 8 (1.68%) Draytek
12 8 (1.68%) HP
12 8 (1.68%) IBM
12 8 (1.68%) Intel
12 8 (1.68%) SonicWALL
13 7 (1.47%) Citrix
13 7 (1.47%) Murex