Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 412 363 335
Rank change year-on-year -49 -28 -15
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 906 1,335 1,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.88% 0.99%
As % of the General category 1.82% 2.07% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 731 1,053 1,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £98,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £59,531 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% - -

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 49,785 64,536 76,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.86% 42.57% 45.55%
Number of salaries quoted 38,061 50,005 56,653
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,388
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,640 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% +5.28% -

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +1 569 £72,500 +11.54% 69
South East +11 166 £52,500 +16.67% 15
North of England +2 85 £39,500 +9.72% 33
North West +58 72 £40,000 +14.29% 21
South West -55 36 £30,000 -36.84% 9
Midlands +22 31 £37,500 - 17
West Midlands +22 22 £37,500 +10.29% 10
East of England -25 19 £42,500 -22.73% 8
Yorkshire -37 13 £37,250 +4.93% 9
East Midlands +3 9 £43,750 +2.94% 7
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 378 (41.72%) Finance
2 295 (32.56%) SQL
3 294 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (17.66%) Java
5 154 (17.00%) Microsoft
6 145 (16.00%) Front Office
7 142 (15.67%) SQL Server
8 140 (15.45%) C#
9 139 (15.34%) Asset Management
10 131 (14.46%) Windows
11 130 (14.35%) Fixed Income
12 120 (13.25%) Scrum
13 119 (13.13%) Investment Management
14 116 (12.80%) .NET
15 111 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
16 110 (12.14%) ITIL
16 110 (12.14%) Degree
17 109 (12.03%) Banking
18 108 (11.92%) Python
19 103 (11.37%) Project Management
19 103 (11.37%) Mentoring
20 102 (11.26%) Change Management
20 102 (11.26%) Web Services
21 96 (10.60%) AWS
22 86 (9.49%) CRM
23 84 (9.27%) Equities
24 81 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
25 80 (8.83%) Spring
26 76 (8.39%) Linux
27 75 (8.28%) Business Analysis

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 50 (5.52%) Tomcat
2 46 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.09%) Confluence
4 22 (2.43%) IIS
5 21 (2.32%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.77%) CMS
7 8 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.55%) SAS
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.22%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 70 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (2.98%) Eagle PACE
2 22 (2.43%) Markit EDM
3 21 (2.32%) PolarLake
4 18 (1.99%) thinkFolio
5 12 (1.32%) SAP BPC
6 9 (0.99%) SimCorp Dimension
7 8 (0.88%) Bloomberg AIM
8 7 (0.77%) LongView
9 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.55%) LatentZero
11 3 (0.33%) Endur
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.22%) Shopify
12 2 (0.22%) Sonata
13 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
13 1 (0.11%) Line 50
13 1 (0.11%) MultiFonds
13 1 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
13 1 (0.11%) SAP CAR
13 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 96 (10.60%) AWS
2 55 (6.07%) Azure
3 43 (4.75%) Office 365
4 32 (3.53%) PaaS
5 29 (3.20%) SaaS
6 17 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 15 (1.66%) Power Platform
8 14 (1.55%) SuccessFactors
9 12 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.77%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.77%) IaaS
11 7 (0.77%) Serverless
12 6 (0.66%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.55%) GCP
14 3 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.33%) AWS Data Pipeline
15 2 (0.22%) GitHub
15 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.98%) DNS
2 23 (2.54%) Firewall
3 19 (2.10%) Skype
4 17 (1.88%) DHCP
5 16 (1.77%) LAN
6 15 (1.66%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.66%) VPN
7 14 (1.55%) Network Security
8 12 (1.32%) SAN
8 12 (1.32%) VoIP
8 12 (1.32%) WAN
9 11 (1.21%) Internet
10 10 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (0.99%) MPLS
12 7 (0.77%) BGP
12 7 (0.77%) EIGRP
12 7 (0.77%) Intranet
12 7 (0.77%) OSPF
13 6 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (2.98%) Relational Database
5 22 (2.43%) MySQL
6 19 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (1.66%) Power BI
8 12 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.99%) KDB
10 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.88%) Big Data
11 8 (0.88%) DTS
11 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.66%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (7.40%) JIRA
2 63 (6.95%) Jenkins
3 60 (6.62%) Subversion
4 53 (5.85%) Maven
5 46 (5.08%) Cucumber
6 36 (3.97%) Git (software)
7 21 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (2.10%) Eclipse
8 19 (2.10%) NetBeans
9 10 (1.10%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.88%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.77%) Selenium
12 6 (0.66%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.44%) GitLab
14 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (0.33%) MSTest
15 3 (0.33%) NUnit
General
1 378 (41.72%) Finance
2 145 (16.00%) Front Office
3 109 (12.03%) Banking
4 67 (7.40%) Retail
5 65 (7.17%) Legal
5 65 (7.17%) Marketing
6 26 (2.87%) Public Sector
7 19 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.88%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.43%) Online Betting
10 11 (1.21%) Advertising
10 11 (1.21%) Law
10 11 (1.21%) Local Government
11 10 (1.10%) Billing
12 9 (0.99%) Telecoms
13 8 (0.88%) French Language
13 8 (0.88%) International Banking
14 7 (0.77%) German Language
15 5 (0.55%) Games
16 4 (0.44%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 223 (24.61%) Analyst
2 212 (23.40%) Developer
3 105 (11.59%) Java Developer
4 80 (8.83%) Architect
5 74 (8.17%) Support Analyst
6 68 (7.51%) Senior Developer
7 60 (6.62%) Business Analyst
8 58 (6.40%) C# Developer
9 54 (5.96%) Applications Support
10 50 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
11 40 (4.42%) Data Manager
12 39 (4.30%) Applications Support Analyst
13 38 (4.19%) Project Manager
14 32 (3.53%) .NET Developer
15 29 (3.20%) Support Engineer
16 27 (2.98%) Enterprise Architect
17 26 (2.87%) Systems Analyst
18 25 (2.76%) Business Architect
18 25 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
19 24 (2.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (12.80%) .NET
2 102 (11.26%) Web Services
3 80 (8.83%) Spring
4 53 (5.85%) Hibernate
5 52 (5.74%) XML
6 50 (5.52%) HTML
7 46 (5.08%) JPA
8 45 (4.97%) Struts
9 43 (4.75%) Vaadin
10 36 (3.97%) AngularJS
11 35 (3.86%) CSS
12 26 (2.87%) RESTful
13 25 (2.76%) React
14 18 (1.99%) .NET Framework
15 17 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
15 17 (1.88%) jQuery
16 16 (1.77%) ASP.NET
17 15 (1.66%) JSON
18 13 (1.43%) SAP PI
18 13 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (14.35%) Fixed Income
2 84 (9.27%) Equities
3 74 (8.17%) Derivative
4 60 (6.62%) Hedge funds
5 57 (6.29%) Management Information System
6 50 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (4.64%) Reference Data
8 40 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 38 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
10 35 (3.86%) Data Centre
10 35 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
11 32 (3.53%) Mobile App
12 28 (3.09%) SWIFT
13 22 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (1.77%) User Experience
15 12 (1.32%) Reinsurance
16 10 (1.10%) Client/Server
17 9 (0.99%) Virtual Team
18 7 (0.77%) Algorithms
18 7 (0.77%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 131 (14.46%) Windows
2 76 (8.39%) Linux
3 56 (6.18%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.53%) Unix
5 25 (2.76%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.88%) Android
7 17 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.66%) CentOS
10 5 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.44%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (15.34%) Asset Management
3 120 (13.25%) Scrum
4 119 (13.13%) Investment Management
5 111 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
6 110 (12.14%) ITIL
7 103 (11.37%) Mentoring
7 103 (11.37%) Project Management
8 102 (11.26%) Change Management
9 86 (9.49%) CRM
10 81 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (8.28%) Business Analysis
12 74 (8.17%) Analytics
13 71 (7.84%) TDD
14 62 (6.84%) BDD
14 62 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
15 59 (6.51%) Business Transformation
16 58 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
16 58 (6.40%) Portfolio Management
17 55 (6.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 295 (32.56%) SQL
2 160 (17.66%) Java
3 140 (15.45%) C#
4 108 (11.92%) Python
5 67 (7.40%) JavaScript
6 56 (6.18%) VBA
7 44 (4.86%) PowerShell
7 44 (4.86%) T-SQL
8 21 (2.32%) R
9 20 (2.21%) PHP
10 19 (2.10%) VB.NET
11 11 (1.21%) C++
12 10 (1.10%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.99%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.88%) Perl
15 7 (0.77%) Delphi
16 6 (0.66%) C
16 6 (0.66%) ES6
16 6 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 110 (12.14%) Degree
2 56 (6.18%) CIMA
3 45 (4.97%) CFA
4 18 (1.99%) Security Cleared
5 17 (1.88%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.77%) ACCA
6 16 (1.77%) PMP
7 15 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.77%) CCNA
10 7 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.66%) ISEB
11 6 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.66%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.55%) PhD
13 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.64%) QA
2 28 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 23 (2.54%) PMO
4 18 (1.99%) SLA
5 8 (0.88%) MiFID
6 6 (0.66%) EMIR
7 5 (0.55%) GDPR
7 5 (0.55%) IFRS
7 5 (0.55%) IFRS 9
8 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.33%) GAAP
9 3 (0.33%) PSD2
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.11%) NCSC
10 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.11%) WAI
10 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 72 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.19%) Docker
3 27 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.87%) XenDesktop
5 24 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.66%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.55%) vSphere
8 10 (1.10%) XenApp
9 5 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.33%) Firmware
11 3 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.11%) ACF2
13 1 (0.11%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (2.65%) SCCM
2 17 (1.88%) Ansible
2 17 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.88%) Puppet
3 13 (1.43%) vRealize
4 12 (1.32%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 11 (1.21%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.21%) Kubernetes
6 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.99%) Terraform
8 5 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (0.55%) WSUS
9 4 (0.44%) Control-M
10 3 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.33%) MOM
10 3 (0.33%) SCOM
11 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 154 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.17%) Bloomberg
3 57 (6.29%) Citrix
4 49 (5.41%) VMware
5 47 (5.19%) Oracle
6 40 (4.42%) Casewise
7 35 (3.86%) Reuters
8 31 (3.42%) SAP
9 28 (3.09%) HP
10 23 (2.54%) SimCorp
11 20 (2.21%) Cisco
12 17 (1.88%) IBM
13 15 (1.66%) Dell
13 15 (1.66%) Google
14 14 (1.55%) Veeam
15 13 (1.43%) Sybase
16 12 (1.32%) Avaya
16 12 (1.32%) Cognos
16 12 (1.32%) Nimble Storage
17 11 (1.21%) SolarWinds