Period
to 19 August 2019

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 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 411 372 331
Rank change year-on-year -39 -41 -11
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 963 1,374 1,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.87% 1.02%
As % of the General category 1.83% 2.01% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 736 1,084 1,275
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,000
UK median annual salary £61,500 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +17.14% -8.70% +4.55%

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 52,554 68,414 74,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.10% 43.35% 44.85%
Number of salaries quoted 39,853 52,611 55,941
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 19 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +2 605 £72,500 +7.41% 64
South East -27 151 £49,000 +15.29% 30
North of England -37 98 £38,000 +16.92% 26
North West -1 65 £40,000 +12.68% 18
South West -32 51 £33,750 -25.00% 15
Midlands 0 42 £40,000 -3.03% 22
West Midlands +12 27 £40,000 +23.08% 14
Yorkshire -55 23 £32,500 +1.77% 6
East of England +12 16 £50,178 +5.64% 9
East Midlands +6 13 £36,250 -20.33% 8
North East +30 10 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 454 (47.14%) Finance
2 318 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (27.93%) SQL
4 189 (19.63%) Banking
5 173 (17.96%) Java
6 167 (17.34%) ITIL
7 161 (16.72%) Problem-Solving
8 159 (16.51%) C#
9 156 (16.20%) Degree
10 152 (15.78%) Windows
11 150 (15.58%) Microsoft
12 147 (15.26%) Front Office
13 143 (14.85%) SQL Server
14 132 (13.71%) .NET
15 111 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
16 107 (11.11%) Project Management
17 104 (10.80%) Linux
17 104 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
18 102 (10.59%) Scrum
19 97 (10.07%) Fixed Income
19 97 (10.07%) Asset Management
20 94 (9.76%) Business Analysis
21 93 (9.66%) Web Services
22 85 (8.83%) Change Management
23 81 (8.41%) JavaScript
24 80 (8.31%) Oracle
25 79 (8.20%) Management Information System
25 79 (8.20%) Spring
26 71 (7.37%) DevOps
26 71 (7.37%) JIRA

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 41 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 36 (3.74%) CMS
4 31 (3.22%) IIS
5 30 (3.12%) Confluence
6 16 (1.66%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.56%) EPiServer
7 15 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.14%) SAS
9 9 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.83%) Documentum
10 8 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.73%) Joomla!
12 6 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.42%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.31%) Ethereum
15 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 55 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.42%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.10%) InDesign
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (2.80%) thinkFolio
2 15 (1.56%) SAP Hybris
3 11 (1.14%) LongView
3 11 (1.14%) SimCorp Dimension
4 9 (0.93%) Eagle PACE
5 8 (0.83%) LatentZero
6 6 (0.62%) Eikon
7 5 (0.52%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.42%) Bloomberg AIM
8 4 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.42%) Sonata
9 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.21%) Endur
10 2 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (0.21%) RMDS
11 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.10%) SAP PM
11 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (3.74%) Office 365
4 25 (2.60%) SaaS
5 19 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.77%) PaaS
7 14 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.25%) Power Platform
9 11 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (1.04%) IaaS
11 8 (0.83%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.83%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.73%) Serverless
13 5 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.31%) Yammer
16 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.74%) LAN
2 32 (3.32%) WAN
3 29 (3.01%) Network Security
4 28 (2.91%) DNS
5 19 (1.97%) Firewall
6 15 (1.56%) Skype
7 14 (1.45%) FIX Connectivity
7 14 (1.45%) VPN
8 13 (1.35%) DHCP
8 13 (1.35%) Internet
9 10 (1.04%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.93%) Intranet
10 9 (0.93%) Wireless
11 7 (0.73%) BGP
11 7 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.73%) EIGRP
11 7 (0.73%) MPLS
11 7 (0.73%) OSPF
12 6 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (4.36%) MySQL
5 28 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.45%) Big Data
8 12 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.25%) Power BI
8 12 (1.25%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (0.93%) Blockchain
11 9 (0.93%) DTS
11 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.73%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.73%) Oracle9i Database
13 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 71 (7.37%) JIRA
2 57 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.88%) Subversion
4 46 (4.78%) Maven
5 36 (3.74%) Cucumber
6 22 (2.28%) Git (software)
7 20 (2.08%) Selenium
7 20 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (2.08%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.45%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.04%) GitLab
10 9 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.93%) NetBeans
11 7 (0.73%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.73%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.52%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.52%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.52%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.42%) Jasmine
General
1 454 (47.14%) Finance
2 189 (19.63%) Banking
3 147 (15.26%) Front Office
4 68 (7.06%) Retail
5 55 (5.71%) Marketing
6 47 (4.88%) Legal
7 46 (4.78%) Investment Banking
8 28 (2.91%) Law
9 25 (2.60%) Financial Institution
10 23 (2.39%) Public Sector
11 14 (1.45%) Local Government
12 12 (1.25%) Publishing
13 10 (1.04%) Advertising
13 10 (1.04%) Billing
14 9 (0.93%) Online Betting
15 8 (0.83%) International Banking
15 8 (0.83%) Telecoms
16 6 (0.62%) French Language
17 5 (0.52%) Games
17 5 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 304 (31.57%) Analyst
2 202 (20.98%) Developer
3 99 (10.28%) Support Analyst
4 98 (10.18%) Business Analyst
5 87 (9.03%) Java Developer
6 71 (7.37%) Applications Support
7 70 (7.27%) Architect
8 61 (6.33%) Senior Developer
9 55 (5.71%) C# Developer
10 51 (5.30%) Applications Support Analyst
11 47 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
12 46 (4.78%) IT Manager
13 41 (4.26%) Project Manager
14 39 (4.05%) Banking Analyst
15 37 (3.84%) .NET Developer
15 37 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
16 31 (3.22%) C# .NET Developer
17 28 (2.91%) Senior Business Analyst
18 27 (2.80%) Technical Leader
19 24 (2.49%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (13.71%) .NET
2 93 (9.66%) Web Services
3 79 (8.20%) Spring
4 52 (5.40%) RESTful
5 50 (5.19%) Hibernate
6 47 (4.88%) AngularJS
6 47 (4.88%) React
7 46 (4.78%) XML
8 45 (4.67%) CSS
9 44 (4.57%) HTML
10 42 (4.36%) ASP.NET
11 40 (4.15%) JPA
12 35 (3.63%) Struts
12 35 (3.63%) Vaadin
13 23 (2.39%) Node.js
14 22 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
15 18 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 18 (1.87%) REST
16 16 (1.66%) jQuery
16 16 (1.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 111 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (10.07%) Fixed Income
3 79 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 70 (7.27%) Equities
5 62 (6.44%) Derivative
6 47 (4.88%) Data Centre
7 44 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 44 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (4.47%) Mobile App
9 32 (3.32%) Hedge funds
10 25 (2.60%) SWIFT
11 24 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (2.39%) User Experience
13 17 (1.77%) Virtual Team
14 16 (1.66%) OTC Derivatives
15 15 (1.56%) Credit Risk
16 13 (1.35%) Reinsurance
17 12 (1.25%) Driving Licence
17 12 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
17 12 (1.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 152 (15.78%) Windows
2 104 (10.80%) Linux
3 66 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 63 (6.54%) Unix
5 31 (3.22%) Windows 10
6 29 (3.01%) Windows 7
7 20 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.87%) Android
9 14 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.83%) Solaris
11 7 (0.73%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.62%) CentOS
13 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.21%) AIX
15 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (17.34%) ITIL
3 161 (16.72%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (11.11%) Project Management
5 104 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 102 (10.59%) Scrum
7 97 (10.07%) Asset Management
8 94 (9.76%) Business Analysis
9 85 (8.83%) Change Management
10 71 (7.37%) DevOps
11 67 (6.96%) Investment Management
12 64 (6.65%) CRM
12 64 (6.65%) Project Delivery
13 61 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (6.33%) SDLC
14 60 (6.23%) Mentoring
15 58 (6.02%) TDD
16 57 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
16 57 (5.92%) E-Commerce
17 56 (5.82%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 269 (27.93%) SQL
2 173 (17.96%) Java
3 159 (16.51%) C#
4 81 (8.41%) JavaScript
5 67 (6.96%) VBA
6 66 (6.85%) Python
7 51 (5.30%) T-SQL
8 39 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.39%) PHP
10 20 (2.08%) C
10 20 (2.08%) VB.NET
11 17 (1.77%) C++
12 11 (1.14%) MATLAB
12 11 (1.14%) Ruby
13 9 (0.93%) Perl
14 8 (0.83%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.62%) Delphi
15 6 (0.62%) ES6
15 6 (0.62%) Java 8
16 5 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 156 (16.20%) Degree
2 38 (3.95%) CFA
3 36 (3.74%) CIMA
4 20 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 19 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.66%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.56%) PMP
9 13 (1.35%) PhD
10 12 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (1.04%) ISEB
12 9 (0.93%) ACCA
12 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 8 (0.83%) SC Cleared
14 7 (0.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (0.73%) CLAS
14 7 (0.73%) CREST Certified
14 7 (0.73%) IISP
14 7 (0.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.84%) SLA
2 33 (3.43%) QA
3 19 (1.97%) PMO
4 17 (1.77%) GDPR
5 12 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.14%) IFRS
6 11 (1.14%) IFRS 9
7 9 (0.93%) MiFID
7 9 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.83%) PSD2
9 7 (0.73%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.73%) ISAE 3402
9 7 (0.73%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.73%) ISO 31000
9 7 (0.73%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (0.73%) NIST
10 6 (0.62%) EMIR
11 4 (0.42%) SEPA
System Software
1 62 (6.44%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.32%) Docker
4 19 (1.97%) vSphere
5 17 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.35%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.14%) XenApp
8 9 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.73%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.31%) Firmware
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (3.43%) Ansible
2 20 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (2.08%) Puppet
2 20 (2.08%) SCCM
2 20 (2.08%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 11 (1.14%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.04%) vRealize
5 9 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.93%) Terraform
6 7 (0.73%) Control-M
6 7 (0.73%) IBM Guardium
6 7 (0.73%) Nessus
6 7 (0.73%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 7 (0.73%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.31%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 150 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 80 (8.31%) Oracle
3 45 (4.67%) VMware
4 43 (4.47%) Bloomberg
5 40 (4.15%) Cisco
6 39 (4.05%) SAP
7 38 (3.95%) Citrix
8 37 (3.84%) HP
9 29 (3.01%) Google
10 28 (2.91%) IBM
11 27 (2.80%) Casewise
12 25 (2.60%) Reuters
13 21 (2.18%) SimCorp
14 19 (1.97%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.87%) Dell
16 16 (1.66%) Charles River
17 15 (1.56%) ATG
17 15 (1.56%) hybris
17 15 (1.56%) Juniper
17 15 (1.56%) Sitecore