Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 312 258
Rank change year-on-year -17 -54 +29
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1684 1874 2668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.05% 1.31%
As % of the General category 2.24% 2.45% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1606 2249
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% +1.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 75136 76473 92146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.31% 42.90% 45.07%
Number of salaries quoted 55211 63055 74585
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,010 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.94% +4.02% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,145 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,198 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.40% - -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -26 1081 £65,000 - 82
South East +20 245 £43,500 -9.38% 16
North of England +15 134 £40,000 +2.56% 12
East of England +35 86 £35,000 -17.65% 2
North West +29 85 £40,000 -10.11% 8
Midlands -21 85 £40,000 -5.88% 10
South West -8 49 £65,000 +85.71% 4
Yorkshire 0 47 £37,500 -11.76% 4
West Midlands -30 42 £40,000 - 9
East Midlands +14 29 £38,500 -14.44% 1
North East -8 2 £58,750 +23.68%
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 811 (48.16%) Finance
2 457 (27.14%) SQL
3 384 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
3 384 (22.80%) Banking
4 338 (20.07%) Windows
5 334 (19.83%) Microsoft
6 297 (17.64%) C#
7 289 (17.16%) .NET
8 288 (17.10%) SQL Server
9 216 (12.83%) Java
10 210 (12.47%) Front Office
11 209 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
12 203 (12.05%) Investment Banking
13 201 (11.94%) Asset Management
13 201 (11.94%) Linux
14 197 (11.70%) Degree
15 180 (10.69%) JavaScript
16 179 (10.63%) Business Analysis
17 174 (10.33%) HTML
18 167 (9.92%) ITIL
19 163 (9.68%) SDLC
20 160 (9.50%) Scrum
21 154 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
22 151 (8.97%) CSS
23 148 (8.79%) MVC
24 147 (8.73%) Oracle
25 143 (8.49%) Retail
26 132 (7.84%) Project Management
27 129 (7.66%) ASP.NET
27 129 (7.66%) Process Improvement

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 67 (3.98%) CMS
2 49 (2.91%) IIS
3 43 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 33 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 29 (1.72%) Confluence
6 25 (1.48%) NServiceBus
7 22 (1.31%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.01%) Apache
9 15 (0.89%) Skype for Business
10 14 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.59%) JBoss
13 8 (0.48%) OpenROAD
13 8 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.42%) SAS
15 5 (0.30%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.24%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.24%) Commerce Server
16 4 (0.24%) FileNet
Applications
1 104 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 104 (6.18%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.059%) InVision
7 1 (0.059%) Moqups
7 1 (0.059%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 39 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.07%) Markit EDM
3 16 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
8 6 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.36%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.30%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.24%) Endur
10 4 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
10 4 (0.24%) Kondor
10 4 (0.24%) nopCommerce
10 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.18%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.97%) SaaS
2 49 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.26%) Office 365
5 20 (1.19%) IaaS
6 11 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (0.65%) G Suite
6 11 (0.65%) GitHub
7 10 (0.59%) iPaaS
8 8 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.30%) PaaS
10 4 (0.24%) Dropbox
10 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.24%) Slack
11 3 (0.18%) Datadog
11 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.12%) Trello
12 2 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.70%) VPN
2 76 (4.51%) Firewall
3 56 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 51 (3.03%) SAN
5 49 (2.91%) DNS
5 49 (2.91%) VLAN
6 48 (2.85%) DHCP
7 44 (2.61%) LAN
8 38 (2.26%) WAN
9 35 (2.08%) Internet
10 34 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
11 26 (1.54%) Wireless
12 24 (1.43%) HTTP
13 23 (1.37%) NAS
14 19 (1.13%) FTP
15 17 (1.01%) Wireshark
16 16 (0.95%) BGP
16 16 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
16 16 (0.95%) OSPF
16 16 (0.95%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 113 (6.71%) MySQL
3 61 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (2.79%) NoSQL
6 45 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 38 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (1.48%) Big Data
10 23 (1.37%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.19%) Redis
12 18 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
17 8 (0.48%) Essbase
17 8 (0.48%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 102 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 83 (4.93%) JIRA
3 48 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 37 (2.20%) Subversion
6 33 (1.96%) Selenium
7 31 (1.84%) NUnit
8 30 (1.78%) Visual Studio
9 29 (1.72%) Moq
10 25 (1.48%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.19%) Maven
12 19 (1.13%) JUnit
12 19 (1.13%) SoapUI
13 14 (0.83%) Cucumber
14 12 (0.71%) Hudson
15 11 (0.65%) Zephyr
16 10 (0.59%) ClearCase
16 10 (0.59%) SpecFlow
16 10 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 8 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 811 (48.16%) Finance
2 384 (22.80%) Banking
3 210 (12.47%) Front Office
4 203 (12.05%) Investment Banking
5 143 (8.49%) Retail
6 119 (7.07%) Marketing
7 113 (6.71%) Retail Banking
8 93 (5.52%) Legal
9 66 (3.92%) Military
10 47 (2.79%) Advertising
10 47 (2.79%) Games
11 37 (2.20%) Corporate Banking
12 36 (2.14%) Telecoms
13 32 (1.90%) Financial Institution
14 29 (1.72%) Manufacturing
15 28 (1.66%) Billing
16 17 (1.01%) Music Industry
17 14 (0.83%) Electronics
18 11 (0.65%) Publishing
19 10 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 479 (28.44%) Analyst
2 408 (24.23%) Developer
3 227 (13.48%) Business Analyst
4 137 (8.14%) IT Manager
5 105 (6.24%) .NET Developer
6 104 (6.18%) C# Developer
7 98 (5.82%) Senior Developer
8 93 (5.52%) Java Developer
8 93 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
9 92 (5.46%) Support Analyst
10 91 (5.40%) Project Manager
11 76 (4.51%) C# .NET Developer
12 74 (4.39%) Applications Support
12 74 (4.39%) Service Manager
13 73 (4.33%) Service Analyst
14 72 (4.28%) Architect
15 71 (4.22%) Banking Analyst
16 66 (3.92%) Software Developer
17 65 (3.86%) Financial Analyst
18 64 (3.80%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (17.16%) .NET
2 174 (10.33%) HTML
3 151 (8.97%) CSS
4 129 (7.66%) ASP.NET
5 103 (6.12%) XML
6 86 (5.11%) AngularJS
7 79 (4.69%) HTML5
8 78 (4.63%) Web Services
9 74 (4.39%) jQuery
10 68 (4.04%) Spring
11 64 (3.80%) .NET Framework
11 64 (3.80%) WCF
12 51 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 47 (2.79%) RESTful
14 46 (2.73%) JSON
15 45 (2.67%) FIX Protocol
15 45 (2.67%) Hibernate
16 42 (2.49%) SOAP
16 42 (2.49%) WPF
17 36 (2.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 209 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (7.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 118 (7.01%) Equities
4 103 (6.12%) Derivative
5 91 (5.40%) Management Information System
6 80 (4.75%) Fixed Income
7 61 (3.62%) Fintech
8 59 (3.50%) Computer Science
9 56 (3.33%) Virtual Team
10 52 (3.09%) Hedge funds
11 49 (2.91%) Reference Data
12 46 (2.73%) Mobile App
12 46 (2.73%) User Experience
13 44 (2.61%) Mainframe
14 39 (2.32%) Pricing Data
15 33 (1.96%) Data Centre
15 33 (1.96%) OTC Derivatives
16 32 (1.90%) Client/Server
17 25 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
17 25 (1.48%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 338 (20.07%) Windows
2 201 (11.94%) Linux
3 111 (6.59%) Unix
4 108 (6.41%) Windows Server
5 52 (3.09%) Windows 7
6 48 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (1.90%) Android
9 30 (1.78%) Apple iOS
10 20 (1.19%) Solaris
11 15 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.83%) Windows 10
13 13 (0.77%) CentOS
14 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.53%) Debian
16 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
19 1 (0.059%) Fedora
19 1 (0.059%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (11.94%) Asset Management
3 179 (10.63%) Business Analysis
4 167 (9.92%) ITIL
5 163 (9.68%) SDLC
6 160 (9.50%) Scrum
7 154 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 148 (8.79%) MVC
9 132 (7.84%) Project Management
10 129 (7.66%) Process Improvement
11 124 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
12 121 (7.19%) Change Management
13 116 (6.89%) Wealth Management
14 112 (6.65%) OO
15 103 (6.12%) E-Commerce
15 103 (6.12%) Service Management
15 103 (6.12%) Test Automation
16 98 (5.82%) Document Management
17 92 (5.46%) CRM
18 89 (5.29%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 457 (27.14%) SQL
2 297 (17.64%) C#
3 216 (12.83%) Java
4 180 (10.69%) JavaScript
5 77 (4.57%) T-SQL
6 73 (4.33%) Python
7 68 (4.04%) PHP
8 54 (3.21%) C++
9 36 (2.14%) Ruby
10 31 (1.84%) C
10 31 (1.84%) PowerShell
11 28 (1.66%) VBA
12 26 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.37%) Perl
14 22 (1.31%) VB.NET
15 21 (1.25%) VB
16 15 (0.89%) VB6
17 13 (0.77%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.71%) Scala
18 12 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 197 (11.70%) Degree
2 33 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (1.90%) CCNA
4 31 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
5 28 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.66%) ISEB
6 20 (1.19%) Security Cleared
7 14 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.65%) CASP
8 11 (0.65%) CCNP
8 11 (0.65%) CFA
8 11 (0.65%) CIMA
9 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.48%) CCA
10 8 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.42%) PMP
12 6 (0.36%) MCP
12 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.30%) MCSE
13 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (7.36%) QA
2 111 (6.59%) SLA
3 50 (2.97%) MiFID
4 38 (2.26%) PMO
5 32 (1.90%) EMIR
6 25 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (1.25%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.59%) FATCA
9 10 (0.59%) UCITS
10 9 (0.53%) AIFMD
10 9 (0.53%) GDPR
11 7 (0.42%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.30%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.24%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.24%) PSD2
14 3 (0.18%) ISO 15022
15 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 99 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 81 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.55%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.37%) XenApp
5 20 (1.19%) vSphere
6 14 (0.83%) Docker
6 14 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
7 13 (0.77%) Terminal Services
8 12 (0.71%) ISA Server
9 9 (0.53%) KVM
9 9 (0.53%) XenServer
10 8 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.48%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.36%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.059%) Gluster
14 1 (0.059%) iptables
14 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (1.13%) Ansible
2 17 (1.01%) SCCM
3 16 (0.95%) Puppet
3 16 (0.95%) WSUS
4 12 (0.71%) SCOM
5 10 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.53%) ZABBIX
7 7 (0.42%) Kibana
8 4 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.24%) MOM
9 3 (0.18%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.18%) logstash
10 2 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.059%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.059%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.059%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.059%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.059%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.059%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 334 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 147 (8.73%) Oracle
3 109 (6.47%) VMware
4 88 (5.23%) Citrix
5 85 (5.05%) SAP
6 82 (4.87%) Xerox
7 52 (3.09%) Cisco
8 50 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (2.49%) IBM
10 31 (1.84%) Murex
11 26 (1.54%) Sybase
11 26 (1.54%) Zend
12 22 (1.31%) Adobe
12 22 (1.31%) Bloomberg
13 21 (1.25%) Apple
14 20 (1.19%) Google
15 19 (1.13%) NetApp
16 18 (1.07%) Tableau
17 17 (1.01%) JD Edwards
17 17 (1.01%) Red Hat