Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 293 420 381
Rank change year-on-year +127 -39 -55
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 775 985 1,381
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.08% 0.72% 0.83%
As % of the General category 2.70% 1.79% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 596 746 1,096
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.81% -8.70%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,563 £28,500
90th Percentile £118,750 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.77% +20.48% -8.70%

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 28,734 54,954 72,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.03% 40.39% 43.40%
Number of salaries quoted 22,295 41,773 55,718
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 +82 491 £75,000 +7.14% 43
Midlands +136 89 £40,000 - 6
South East +94 87 £47,500 -5.00% 5
North of England +117 65 £39,500 +1.94% 6
East Midlands +112 52 £47,500 +26.67% 1
West Midlands +103 44 £36,500 -11.52% 5
North West +86 37 £52,500 +25.00% 2
South West +83 30 £36,200 +3.43% 6
East of England +116 28 £53,750 +28.74% 4
Yorkshire +101 15 £47,500 +46.15% 3
North East +25 13 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 341 (44.00%) Finance
2 274 (35.35%) SQL
3 246 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (20.90%) AWS
5 159 (20.52%) Python
6 152 (19.61%) Java
7 147 (18.97%) SQL Server
8 146 (18.84%) Asset Management
9 142 (18.32%) Web Services
10 129 (16.65%) Banking
11 116 (14.97%) DevOps
12 113 (14.58%) C#
13 110 (14.19%) Investment Management
14 109 (14.06%) Hedge funds
14 109 (14.06%) Mentoring
14 109 (14.06%) Front Office
15 107 (13.81%) Azure
16 100 (12.90%) Microsoft
17 96 (12.39%) Microservices
18 95 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
19 94 (12.13%) Fixed Income
20 93 (12.00%) Degree
21 92 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
22 91 (11.74%) Oracle
23 88 (11.35%) Security Cleared
24 85 (10.97%) Windows
25 80 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
26 79 (10.19%) SC Cleared
27 78 (10.06%) DV Cleared
27 78 (10.06%) Kubernetes

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 52 (6.71%) Apache
2 25 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.19%) IIS
4 14 (1.81%) CMS
4 14 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.68%) Confluence
6 7 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.77%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.52%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.52%) JBoss
8 4 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Synapse
10 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.26%) Sketch
5 2 (0.26%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 51 (6.58%) Markit EDM
2 49 (6.32%) Eagle PACE
3 48 (6.19%) PolarLake
4 7 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.90%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.77%) IntelliMatch
6 5 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.52%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.39%) Endur
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.26%) Bloomberg AIM
9 2 (0.26%) Infor SunSystems
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.13%) LongView
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 162 (20.90%) AWS
2 107 (13.81%) Azure
3 69 (8.90%) Amazon ECS
4 66 (8.52%) AWS Lambda
4 66 (8.52%) Serverless
5 57 (7.35%) GCP
6 32 (4.13%) Office 365
7 28 (3.61%) Apigee
8 20 (2.58%) SaaS
9 15 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (1.68%) PaaS
10 13 (1.68%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.29%) IaaS
12 8 (1.03%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.90%) GitHub
14 6 (0.77%) Slack
15 4 (0.52%) npm
15 4 (0.52%) NuGet
16 3 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.45%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.19%) Intranet
3 16 (2.06%) Internet
4 15 (1.94%) DHCP
5 13 (1.68%) DNS
5 13 (1.68%) Firewall
5 13 (1.68%) Skype
6 10 (1.29%) LAN
7 9 (1.16%) FIX Connectivity
8 7 (0.90%) WAN
8 7 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.77%) Extranet
10 5 (0.65%) Network Security
11 4 (0.52%) NGN
11 4 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.52%) SAN
11 4 (0.52%) SSH
12 3 (0.39%) CHAP
12 3 (0.39%) DSL
12 3 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 80 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (7.87%) MySQL
4 55 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (6.58%) Amazon Redshift
6 23 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.06%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.68%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.55%) Power BI
10 12 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.90%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (6.19%) JIRA
2 47 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 35 (4.52%) GitLab
4 32 (4.13%) Git (software)
5 28 (3.61%) Artifactory
6 18 (2.32%) Cucumber
6 18 (2.32%) Maven
7 17 (2.19%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.55%) Selenium
9 10 (1.29%) Subversion
10 8 (1.03%) Protractor
10 8 (1.03%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.52%) Moq
11 4 (0.52%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.39%) Ant
12 3 (0.39%) Gradle
12 3 (0.39%) JUnit
12 3 (0.39%) TestRail
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 341 (44.00%) Finance
2 129 (16.65%) Banking
3 109 (14.06%) Front Office
4 68 (8.77%) Legal
5 54 (6.97%) Law
6 31 (4.00%) Retail
7 27 (3.48%) Marketing
8 22 (2.84%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.32%) Financial Institution
10 17 (2.19%) Investment Banking
11 15 (1.94%) Police
12 12 (1.55%) Games
13 8 (1.03%) Advertising
13 8 (1.03%) Publishing
14 7 (0.90%) Local Government
15 6 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.77%) Public Sector
16 5 (0.65%) Music Industry
17 3 (0.39%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 183 (23.61%) Analyst
2 147 (18.97%) Developer
3 92 (11.87%) Business Analyst
4 64 (8.26%) Architect
5 57 (7.35%) Java Developer
6 45 (5.81%) Finance Business Analyst
6 45 (5.81%) Financial Analyst
7 39 (5.03%) Support Analyst
8 36 (4.65%) Applications Support
8 36 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 34 (4.39%) Data Architect
9 34 (4.39%) Senior Developer
10 29 (3.74%) Java Architect
10 29 (3.74%) Java Solutions Architect
11 28 (3.61%) AWS Architect
11 28 (3.61%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 28 (3.61%) Cloud Architect
11 28 (3.61%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 25 (3.23%) Engineering Manager
12 25 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (18.32%) Web Services
2 74 (9.55%) .NET
3 50 (6.45%) gRPC
4 48 (6.19%) CSS
5 47 (6.06%) HTML
6 43 (5.55%) Spring
7 29 (3.74%) OAuth
8 28 (3.61%) Swagger
9 27 (3.48%) HTML5
9 27 (3.48%) XML
10 25 (3.23%) ASP.NET
11 23 (2.97%) FIX Protocol
11 23 (2.97%) Middleware
12 22 (2.84%) Node.js
13 21 (2.71%) .NET Framework
13 21 (2.71%) J2EE
13 21 (2.71%) REST
14 16 (2.06%) J2SE
14 16 (2.06%) JDBC
14 16 (2.06%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 109 (14.06%) Hedge funds
2 95 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (12.13%) Fixed Income
4 65 (8.39%) Equities
5 56 (7.23%) Mobile App
6 50 (6.45%) Reference Data
7 46 (5.94%) Management Information System
8 37 (4.77%) Derivative
9 32 (4.13%) User Experience
10 26 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 23 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
12 22 (2.84%) SWIFT
13 16 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.81%) Cybercrime
14 14 (1.81%) Data Centre
14 14 (1.81%) Virtual Team
15 12 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
16 7 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 85 (10.97%) Windows
2 76 (9.81%) Linux
3 46 (5.94%) Unix
4 37 (4.77%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.71%) Android
6 20 (2.58%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.45%) Apple iOS
7 19 (2.45%) CentOS
8 18 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.26%) HPUX
14 2 (0.26%) Solaris
14 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (18.84%) Asset Management
3 116 (14.97%) DevOps
4 110 (14.19%) Investment Management
5 109 (14.06%) Mentoring
6 96 (12.39%) Microservices
7 92 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (9.03%) Project Management
9 69 (8.90%) Wealth Management
10 65 (8.39%) ITIL
11 64 (8.26%) Software Engineering
12 60 (7.74%) Information Security
13 57 (7.35%) Data Management
14 56 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 49 (6.32%) Scrum
16 48 (6.19%) Enterprise Data Management
17 41 (5.29%) TDD
18 39 (5.03%) Project Delivery
19 37 (4.77%) Business Analysis
19 37 (4.77%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 274 (35.35%) SQL
2 159 (20.52%) Python
3 152 (19.61%) Java
4 113 (14.58%) C#
5 48 (6.19%) R
6 39 (5.03%) T-SQL
7 36 (4.65%) JavaScript
8 32 (4.13%) PHP
9 27 (3.48%) PowerShell
10 26 (3.35%) PL/SQL
11 24 (3.10%) VBA
12 17 (2.19%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.94%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.81%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.55%) C
16 11 (1.42%) C++
17 8 (1.03%) Perl
17 8 (1.03%) Ruby
18 6 (0.77%) PHP 5
18 6 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (12.00%) Degree
2 88 (11.35%) Security Cleared
3 79 (10.19%) SC Cleared
4 78 (10.06%) DV Cleared
5 38 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (3.61%) Sun Certification
7 17 (2.19%) CCNA
7 17 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (1.16%) ISEB
9 9 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (0.90%) APMP
10 7 (0.90%) CISA
10 7 (0.90%) CISM
10 7 (0.90%) CISSP
10 7 (0.90%) GIAC
10 7 (0.90%) MAPM
10 7 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.29%) QA
2 24 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.29%) MiFID
3 10 (1.29%) SLA
4 9 (1.16%) PMO
5 8 (1.03%) EMIR
6 5 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.39%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.39%) NCSC
7 3 (0.39%) NIST
7 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.39%) SEPA
8 2 (0.26%) GDPR
8 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) PSD2
9 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 51 (6.58%) Docker
2 49 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.90%) vSphere
7 5 (0.65%) XenApp
8 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 78 (10.06%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.42%) SCCM
3 10 (1.29%) Ansible
4 6 (0.77%) Terraform
5 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.65%) SCOM
5 5 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.65%) WSUS
6 4 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.52%) Puppet
7 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Grafana
9 1 (0.13%) Packer
9 1 (0.13%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 100 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 91 (11.74%) Oracle
3 61 (7.87%) Bloomberg
4 51 (6.58%) Google
5 30 (3.87%) Cisco
6 25 (3.23%) SAP
7 19 (2.45%) VMware
8 14 (1.81%) Citrix
9 10 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.29%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.16%) Reuters
10 9 (1.16%) Sony
11 8 (1.03%) Charles River
11 8 (1.03%) hybris
11 8 (1.03%) Sybase
12 7 (0.90%) IBM
13 6 (0.77%) WorldPay
14 5 (0.65%) HP
14 5 (0.65%) Meraki
14 5 (0.65%) SmartStream