Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 416 330 412
Rank change year-on-year -86 +82 -19
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 540 842 1,000
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.94% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.25% 1.71% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 441 704 710
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,250 £31,875
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £59,250 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.92% -1.25% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £130,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £67,500 £58,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.38% -3.33% +9.09%

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 43,113 49,235 75,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 53.65% 54.88% 56.81%
Number of salaries quoted 31,470 38,424 58,062
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,464
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -37 358 £70,000 - 55
North of England -21 64 £40,000 -9.85% 17
Midlands -48 45 £47,500 +26.67% 17
North West +17 44 £40,000 -9.85% 13
South East -26 38 £47,000 -8.74% 16
West Midlands -17 23 £55,000 +29.41% 10
East Midlands -35 22 £25,000 -43.66% 7
Yorkshire -9 19 £50,500 +1.00% 3
East of England +14 18 £50,000 +33.33% 6
South West -33 13 £45,000 +16.90% 6
North East -13 1 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 238 (44.07%) SQL
2 212 (39.26%) Finance
3 145 (26.85%) Linux
4 128 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (22.96%) Social Skills
6 122 (22.59%) Windows
7 121 (22.41%) .NET
8 112 (20.74%) Analytical Skills
9 102 (18.89%) Python
9 102 (18.89%) Microsoft
10 101 (18.70%) SQL Server
11 85 (15.74%) C#
12 78 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (14.26%) Unix
14 73 (13.52%) React
15 72 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
15 72 (13.33%) CSS
16 71 (13.15%) JavaScript
16 71 (13.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 70 (12.96%) Banking
18 69 (12.78%) DevOps
19 67 (12.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 64 (11.85%) Java
20 64 (11.85%) Microservices
21 62 (11.48%) Web Services
22 58 (10.74%) Front Office
23 56 (10.37%) Azure
24 55 (10.19%) REST
24 55 (10.19%) Software Engineering
25 50 (9.26%) Red Hat

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 27 (5.00%) Apache
2 26 (4.81%) Tomcat
3 17 (3.15%) Apache TomEE
4 16 (2.96%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.59%) Tornado
6 12 (2.22%) CMS
7 11 (2.04%) IIS
8 9 (1.67%) Confluence
8 9 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.30%) JBoss
10 6 (1.11%) Moodle
10 6 (1.11%) Totara
11 5 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.74%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.74%) nginx
13 3 (0.56%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
15 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 26 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.11%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.93%) GIMP
5 4 (0.74%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.19%) InVision
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (2.41%) Markit EDM
2 10 (1.85%) Eagle PACE
3 9 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (1.48%) NetSuite
5 7 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.74%) Bond Adapt
6 4 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.74%) PolarLake
7 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.37%) Advent Geneva
8 2 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.37%) Azure
2 29 (5.37%) GitHub
3 28 (5.19%) AWS
4 27 (5.00%) SaaS
5 26 (4.81%) Microsoft 365
6 19 (3.52%) PaaS
7 16 (2.96%) IaaS
8 13 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (2.04%) GCP
10 11 (2.04%) Power Platform
11 8 (1.48%) Amazon S3
12 6 (1.11%) Apple Pay
12 6 (1.11%) Google Pay
12 6 (1.11%) Samsung Pay
13 5 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.56%) Kong
15 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.37%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.81%) SSH
2 25 (4.63%) Network Security
3 23 (4.26%) DNS
3 23 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.33%) Firewall
5 17 (3.15%) AMQP
6 15 (2.78%) FIX Connectivity
7 13 (2.41%) DHCP
7 13 (2.41%) HTTP
8 11 (2.04%) VoIP
9 9 (1.67%) Internet
9 9 (1.67%) VLAN
10 8 (1.48%) BIG-IP
10 8 (1.48%) FTP
10 8 (1.48%) WAN
10 8 (1.48%) Wireless
11 7 (1.30%) LAN
12 5 (0.93%) BGP
12 5 (0.93%) OSPF
12 5 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (18.70%) SQL Server
2 72 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (13.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (12.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 31 (5.74%) MongoDB
7 29 (5.37%) Redis
8 27 (5.00%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.59%) MySQL
10 10 (1.85%) Power BI
11 9 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.67%) GIS
12 8 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.30%) Big Data
14 6 (1.11%) MariaDB
14 6 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.11%) Tableau
15 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (5.19%) JIRA
2 26 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 17 (3.15%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.59%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.04%) Subversion
7 10 (1.85%) Maven
8 8 (1.48%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.48%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.93%) PHPUnit
10 4 (0.74%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.74%) Mocha
10 4 (0.74%) MSTest
10 4 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio Code
11 3 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.56%) Postman
11 3 (0.56%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.37%) Mockito
General
1 212 (39.26%) Finance
2 124 (22.96%) Social Skills
3 112 (20.74%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (12.96%) Banking
5 58 (10.74%) Front Office
6 37 (6.85%) Games
7 31 (5.74%) Retail
8 26 (4.81%) Legal
9 25 (4.63%) Marketing
10 23 (4.26%) Investment Banking
11 18 (3.33%) Online Betting
12 16 (2.96%) Organisational Skills
13 14 (2.59%) Financial Institution
14 10 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
15 9 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
15 9 (1.67%) Telecoms
16 6 (1.11%) Publishing
17 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.93%) Public Sector
18 4 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 151 (27.96%) Developer
2 132 (24.44%) Analyst
3 80 (14.81%) Applications Support
4 74 (13.70%) Support Analyst
5 49 (9.07%) Software Developer
6 41 (7.59%) Business Analyst
7 38 (7.04%) Applications Support Analyst
8 37 (6.85%) Architect
9 28 (5.19%) Java Developer
9 28 (5.19%) Project Manager
10 26 (4.81%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.63%) Team Leader
12 23 (4.26%) Business Manager
12 23 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (4.07%) Consultant
14 21 (3.89%) .NET Developer
14 21 (3.89%) Support Supervisor
15 18 (3.33%) Lead Developer
16 17 (3.15%) Lead Java Developer
16 17 (3.15%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (22.41%) .NET
2 73 (13.52%) React
3 72 (13.33%) CSS
4 62 (11.48%) Web Services
5 55 (10.19%) REST
6 47 (8.70%) .NET Framework
6 47 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
7 45 (8.33%) HTML
8 40 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
9 34 (6.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 33 (6.11%) JMS
11 32 (5.93%) Spring
12 30 (5.56%) Entity Framework
13 29 (5.37%) jQuery
14 28 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (5.19%) XML
15 25 (4.63%) RESTful
16 24 (4.44%) AngularJS
17 21 (3.89%) .NET Core
18 20 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.85%) SWIFT
2 32 (5.93%) Equities
2 32 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (4.63%) Derivative
3 25 (4.63%) Fixed Income
4 22 (4.07%) N-Tier
4 22 (4.07%) Reference Data
5 20 (3.70%) User Experience
6 19 (3.52%) Hedge funds
7 14 (2.59%) Blog
7 14 (2.59%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.85%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.67%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.48%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.30%) Replication
13 6 (1.11%) Digital Media
13 6 (1.11%) Market Risk
14 5 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 145 (26.85%) Linux
2 122 (22.59%) Windows
3 77 (14.26%) Unix
4 45 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 18 (3.33%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.48%) Android
8 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.93%) CentOS
10 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.37%) Solaris
12 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
3 69 (12.78%) DevOps
4 64 (11.85%) Microservices
5 55 (10.19%) Software Engineering
6 45 (8.33%) Analytics
7 42 (7.78%) MVC
8 39 (7.22%) Project Management
9 38 (7.04%) Test Automation
10 35 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (6.48%) Mentoring
11 34 (6.30%) SOA
12 33 (6.11%) Asset Management
12 33 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (5.74%) Project Delivery
13 31 (5.74%) Software Delivery
14 29 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (5.37%) Process Improvement
15 27 (5.00%) ERP
16 26 (4.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 238 (44.07%) SQL
2 102 (18.89%) Python
3 85 (15.74%) C#
4 71 (13.15%) JavaScript
5 64 (11.85%) Java
6 43 (7.96%) T-SQL
7 31 (5.74%) Shell Script
8 22 (4.07%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.33%) Perl
10 17 (3.15%) R
11 14 (2.59%) PHP
12 13 (2.41%) C++
13 12 (2.22%) Korn
14 11 (2.04%) C
15 10 (1.85%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.48%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.48%) VBA
17 6 (1.11%) VBScript
18 5 (0.93%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (7.78%) Degree
2 14 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.74%) ACCA
8 4 (0.74%) CIMA
8 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.74%) PMP
9 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) CCNA
10 2 (0.37%) ISEB
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.19%) HNC
11 1 (0.19%) PhD
11 1 (0.19%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.00%) QA
2 13 (2.41%) SLA
3 12 (2.22%) EMIR
4 11 (2.04%) MiFID
5 3 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.37%) GDPR
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
7 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 39 (7.22%) Docker
2 36 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.74%) Ceph
6 4 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.37%) HDFS
8 2 (0.37%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.37%) XenApp
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.59%) Terraform
3 12 (2.22%) Ansible
4 10 (1.85%) WSUS
5 9 (1.67%) MIIS
6 6 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.93%) SCCM
8 4 (0.74%) Galera Cluster
8 4 (0.74%) Kibana
9 3 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.56%) MOM
9 3 (0.56%) Packer
9 3 (0.56%) Puppet
9 3 (0.56%) SCOM
10 2 (0.37%) Control-M
10 2 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.37%) Oozie
10 2 (0.37%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 102 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.26%) Red Hat
3 42 (7.78%) Bloomberg
4 39 (7.22%) Oracle
5 22 (4.07%) VMware
6 19 (3.52%) Fidessa
7 13 (2.41%) SmartStream
8 12 (2.22%) HP
8 12 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.22%) SolarWinds
9 10 (1.85%) F5
9 10 (1.85%) Google
10 9 (1.67%) Dell
10 9 (1.67%) Draytek
10 9 (1.67%) SonicWALL
11 8 (1.48%) Cisco
12 7 (1.30%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.30%) Intel
12 7 (1.30%) Solace
13 6 (1.11%) Samsung