Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 393 383 340
Rank change year-on-year -10 -43 -31
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,077 1,327 1,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.80% 0.96%
As % of the General category 2.01% 1.91% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 768 1,038 1,307
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £32,425 £28,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.48% -10.00% +4.35%

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 53,467 69,531 67,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.82% 41.84% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 40,684 54,831 54,514
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 +5 675 £70,000 +3.70% 51
South East -32 162 £47,500 +18.75% 8
North of England +21 97 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Midlands -16 67 £38,132 -15.26% 7
North West +28 52 £44,000 +3.53% 8
West Midlands +2 49 £38,132 -15.26% 6
South West +18 44 £36,000 -12.20% 5
Yorkshire +12 35 £32,500 +30.00% 4
East of England +68 32 £53,750 +19.44% 6
East Midlands +18 16 £47,500 +4.40% 1
North East +24 14 £35,000 +7.69%
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 493 (45.78%) Finance
2 324 (30.08%) SQL
3 313 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (25.35%) Banking
5 233 (21.63%) Microsoft
6 224 (20.80%) Windows
7 203 (18.85%) .NET
8 198 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
9 190 (17.64%) Analytical Skills
10 188 (17.46%) C#
11 187 (17.36%) Java
12 182 (16.90%) SQL Server
12 182 (16.90%) ITIL
13 163 (15.13%) Front Office
13 163 (15.13%) Degree
14 146 (13.56%) Linux
15 145 (13.46%) JavaScript
16 127 (11.79%) Project Management
17 118 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
18 108 (10.03%) Oracle
19 98 (9.10%) Derivative
20 96 (8.91%) Equities
21 95 (8.82%) Business Analysis
22 93 (8.64%) Fixed Income
23 90 (8.36%) Web Services
24 86 (7.99%) Windows Server
25 85 (7.89%) Scrum
25 85 (7.89%) Management Information System
26 84 (7.80%) Active Directory
27 83 (7.71%) Unix

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 (4.83%) CMS
2 41 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 37 (3.44%) IIS
4 25 (2.32%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.95%) Confluence
6 18 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (1.49%) EPiServer
7 16 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.21%) Joomla!
8 13 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
9 12 (1.11%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.93%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.84%) SAS
12 8 (0.74%) Documentum
13 6 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.46%) JBoss
14 5 (0.46%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.37%) Alfresco
Applications
1 65 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.093%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (2.51%) thinkFolio
2 17 (1.58%) Markit EDM
3 16 (1.49%) SAP Hybris
4 14 (1.30%) Front Arena
5 11 (1.02%) JDE OneWorld
6 10 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.74%) Eagle PACE
8 6 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.37%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.28%) Eikon
10 3 (0.28%) Magento
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.28%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.28%) SAP FS
10 3 (0.28%) Tercero
11 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 67 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (5.76%) Office 365
3 39 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.51%) SaaS
5 14 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (1.30%) PaaS
6 13 (1.21%) IaaS
7 10 (0.93%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.46%) Yammer
11 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.28%) G Suite
12 3 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.28%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.28%) Serverless
13 2 (0.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.19%) BrowserStack
13 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 66 (6.13%) WAN
2 63 (5.85%) LAN
3 28 (2.60%) Network Security
4 26 (2.41%) Firewall
5 25 (2.32%) VPN
6 23 (2.14%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.67%) Intranet
8 14 (1.30%) FTP
9 13 (1.21%) DNS
9 13 (1.21%) Wireless
10 12 (1.11%) Skype
11 10 (0.93%) FIX Connectivity
12 9 (0.84%) Internet
13 8 (0.74%) BGP
14 6 (0.56%) SAN
14 6 (0.56%) VoIP
14 6 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.46%) DHCP
16 4 (0.37%) BIG-IP
16 4 (0.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.64%) MySQL
3 49 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 26 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (1.58%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.49%) Amazon Aurora
11 13 (1.21%) Power BI
12 12 (1.11%) NoSQL
13 11 (1.02%) Big Data
13 11 (1.02%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.93%) DTS
14 10 (0.93%) MongoDB
14 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (6.69%) JIRA
2 45 (4.18%) Subversion
3 38 (3.53%) Maven
4 37 (3.44%) Visual Studio
5 29 (2.69%) Cucumber
5 29 (2.69%) Jenkins
6 28 (2.60%) Git (software)
7 25 (2.32%) Selenium
8 22 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 19 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.84%) JUnit
11 9 (0.84%) TestNG
11 9 (0.84%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.74%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.74%) SpecFlow
13 7 (0.65%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.56%) InstallShield
14 6 (0.56%) LoadRunner
14 6 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 493 (45.78%) Finance
2 273 (25.35%) Banking
3 163 (15.13%) Front Office
4 79 (7.34%) Investment Banking
5 60 (5.57%) Retail
6 47 (4.36%) Marketing
7 45 (4.18%) Legal
8 43 (3.99%) Telecoms
9 36 (3.34%) Law
10 27 (2.51%) Financial Institution
11 22 (2.04%) Billing
12 16 (1.49%) General Ledger
13 13 (1.21%) French Language
13 13 (1.21%) German Language
13 13 (1.21%) Publishing
14 10 (0.93%) Games
15 7 (0.65%) Advertising
15 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.37%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 348 (32.31%) Analyst
2 191 (17.73%) Developer
3 121 (11.23%) Business Analyst
4 116 (10.77%) Support Analyst
5 109 (10.12%) Applications Support
6 80 (7.43%) Applications Support Analyst
7 76 (7.06%) IT Manager
8 60 (5.57%) Banking Analyst
9 48 (4.46%) Service Analyst
10 46 (4.27%) Java Developer
11 43 (3.99%) Support Engineer
12 42 (3.90%) Project Manager
13 38 (3.53%) .NET Developer
13 38 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
14 36 (3.34%) Senior Analyst
14 36 (3.34%) Senior Developer
15 34 (3.16%) Architect
16 33 (3.06%) Consultant
17 32 (2.97%) Infrastructure Manager
18 31 (2.88%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (18.85%) .NET
2 90 (8.36%) Web Services
3 82 (7.61%) ASP.NET
3 82 (7.61%) HTML
4 81 (7.52%) CSS
5 55 (5.11%) Spring
6 46 (4.27%) React
7 43 (3.99%) AngularJS
8 42 (3.90%) XML
9 41 (3.81%) RESTful
10 39 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 35 (3.25%) FIX Protocol
12 33 (3.06%) Hibernate
13 30 (2.79%) Node.js
14 29 (2.69%) REST
15 28 (2.60%) JPA
16 27 (2.51%) jQuery
17 25 (2.32%) WCF
18 24 (2.23%) Laravel
18 24 (2.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 190 (17.64%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (9.10%) Derivative
3 96 (8.91%) Equities
4 93 (8.64%) Fixed Income
5 85 (7.89%) Management Information System
6 62 (5.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 60 (5.57%) Hedge funds
8 55 (5.11%) Fintech
9 49 (4.55%) Data Centre
10 48 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
11 42 (3.90%) Mobile App
12 35 (3.25%) Virtual Team
13 25 (2.32%) Credit Risk
14 21 (1.95%) User Experience
15 19 (1.76%) OTC Derivatives
16 18 (1.67%) SWIFT
17 17 (1.58%) IVR
18 16 (1.49%) Market Risk
19 13 (1.21%) iSeries
19 13 (1.21%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 224 (20.80%) Windows
2 146 (13.56%) Linux
3 86 (7.99%) Windows Server
4 83 (7.71%) Unix
5 55 (5.11%) Windows 7
6 33 (3.06%) Windows 10
7 27 (2.51%) Android
8 24 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.58%) Solaris
11 14 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.93%) AIX
14 8 (0.74%) CentOS
14 8 (0.74%) Fedora
14 8 (0.74%) HPUX
15 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
3 182 (16.90%) ITIL
4 127 (11.79%) Project Management
5 118 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 95 (8.82%) Business Analysis
7 85 (7.89%) Scrum
8 79 (7.34%) Asset Management
9 75 (6.96%) Change Management
9 75 (6.96%) ERP
10 72 (6.69%) Test Automation
11 70 (6.50%) Software Engineering
12 67 (6.22%) E-Commerce
13 66 (6.13%) DevOps
13 66 (6.13%) IT Strategy
14 65 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
15 61 (5.66%) SDLC
16 60 (5.57%) Investment Management
16 60 (5.57%) Service Delivery
17 59 (5.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 324 (30.08%) SQL
2 188 (17.46%) C#
3 187 (17.36%) Java
4 145 (13.46%) JavaScript
5 45 (4.18%) T-SQL
6 40 (3.71%) Python
7 38 (3.53%) PowerShell
8 34 (3.16%) VBA
9 32 (2.97%) C
10 31 (2.88%) PHP
11 23 (2.14%) VB.NET
12 21 (1.95%) C++
12 21 (1.95%) VB
13 18 (1.67%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.67%) Ruby
14 16 (1.49%) Java 8
15 14 (1.30%) TypeScript
16 13 (1.21%) AWK
17 12 (1.11%) Shell Script
18 11 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 163 (15.13%) Degree
2 19 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (1.30%) ISEB
5 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.02%) PhD
6 10 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.84%) CFA
8 8 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (0.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 6 (0.56%) CISSP
10 5 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (0.46%) CCNA
10 5 (0.46%) CCSP
10 5 (0.46%) CISA
10 5 (0.46%) CISM
10 5 (0.46%) IISP
10 5 (0.46%) MCSE
10 5 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.50%) SLA
2 57 (5.29%) QA
3 28 (2.60%) GDPR
4 14 (1.30%) PMO
5 13 (1.21%) PSD2
6 12 (1.11%) IFRS
6 12 (1.11%) IFRS 9
7 11 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (1.02%) SEPA
8 10 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.74%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.56%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.56%) MiFID
11 5 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
11 5 (0.46%) ISO 31000
11 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.37%) COBIT
13 3 (0.28%) Basel III
13 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 84 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.49%) Docker
5 13 (1.21%) XenApp
6 12 (1.11%) vSphere
7 10 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.46%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.093%) Firmware
12 1 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (2.60%) Ansible
2 22 (2.04%) SCCM
3 15 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
3 15 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.39%) Puppet
4 8 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.74%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.65%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.46%) IBM Guardium
6 5 (0.46%) Nessus
6 5 (0.46%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 5 (0.46%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 4 (0.37%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.28%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.28%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.28%) Terraform
9 2 (0.19%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 233 (21.63%) Microsoft
2 108 (10.03%) Oracle
3 49 (4.55%) Citrix
4 48 (4.46%) VMware
5 46 (4.27%) SAP
6 45 (4.18%) Bloomberg
7 42 (3.90%) Cisco
8 36 (3.34%) HP
9 32 (2.97%) Reuters
10 27 (2.51%) IBM
11 26 (2.41%) iManage
12 24 (2.23%) Calypso
12 24 (2.23%) Charles River
12 24 (2.23%) CheckPoint
12 24 (2.23%) Red Hat
13 22 (2.04%) ServiceNow
14 21 (1.95%) Dell
14 21 (1.95%) Google
14 21 (1.95%) Juniper
15 20 (1.86%) Sony