Period
to 19 October 2018

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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 323 308
Rank change year-on-year -36 -15 -46
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,339 1,683 1,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.03% 1.07%
As % of the General category 2.12% 2.32% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,059 1,259 1,640
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.51% +3.64% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
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 63,256 72,664 77,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.19% 44.31% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 49,079 53,064 64,408
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 -57 734 £67,500 +3.85% 76
South East -29 206 £46,000 +5.75% 35
North of England +27 144 £35,500 -15.98% 21
South West +60 111 £47,500 - 4
East of England +18 85 £55,000 +57.14% 5
North West -18 72 £35,250 -17.06% 10
Yorkshire +54 69 £36,750 -2.00% 10
Midlands -17 51 £37,500 -6.25% 20
East Midlands -4 33 £47,500 +15.85% 8
West Midlands +13 18 £34,000 -20.00% 12
North East -8 3 £44,250 -11.50% 1
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 667 (49.81%) Finance
2 461 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 360 (26.89%) SQL
4 293 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 293 (21.88%) Banking
5 252 (18.82%) .NET
6 229 (17.10%) C#
7 215 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
8 214 (15.98%) Java
9 213 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
10 199 (14.86%) Windows
11 196 (14.64%) SQL Server
12 189 (14.12%) Project Management
13 184 (13.74%) Front Office
14 163 (12.17%) Retail
15 162 (12.10%) Degree
16 151 (11.28%) JavaScript
17 149 (11.13%) Oracle
18 145 (10.83%) Business Analysis
19 127 (9.48%) Scrum
20 125 (9.34%) Change Management
21 123 (9.19%) HTML
22 115 (8.59%) Asset Management
23 114 (8.51%) MVC
23 114 (8.51%) ITIL
24 112 (8.36%) Linux
25 103 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 101 (7.54%) Investment Management
27 100 (7.47%) CSS
27 100 (7.47%) ASP.NET

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 45 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 34 (2.54%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.64%) CMS
4 22 (1.64%) Confluence
5 20 (1.49%) IIS
6 17 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.12%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.75%) CloudStack
10 10 (0.75%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.45%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.37%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.37%) SAP Portal
13 5 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 91 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
1 21 (1.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.45%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.45%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.37%) Primavera
5 5 (0.37%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.37%) SAP PS
6 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.30%) Endur
6 4 (0.30%) Magento
6 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.30%) Scribe Insight
6 4 (0.30%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (0.30%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.30%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.22%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.15%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (4.11%) Office 365
4 20 (1.49%) SaaS
5 8 (0.60%) PaaS
6 7 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.45%) Sage Pay
8 5 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.37%) GitHub
8 5 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.30%) Scribe Online
10 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.22%) IaaS
10 3 (0.22%) NuGet
11 2 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.14%) Internet
2 38 (2.84%) WAN
3 36 (2.69%) DNS
4 33 (2.46%) LAN
5 32 (2.39%) DHCP
6 31 (2.32%) Firewall
7 28 (2.09%) TCP/IP
8 23 (1.72%) Skype
9 18 (1.34%) MPLS
10 17 (1.27%) SAN
11 15 (1.12%) CTI
11 15 (1.12%) Ethernet
11 15 (1.12%) VPN
12 8 (0.60%) FTP
13 7 (0.52%) Intranet
13 7 (0.52%) Network Security
13 7 (0.52%) VLAN
14 6 (0.45%) iSCSI
14 6 (0.45%) WLAN
15 5 (0.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 48 (3.58%) MySQL
5 46 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
9 16 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (1.19%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (0.97%) Amazon Aurora
11 13 (0.97%) Power BI
11 13 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 13 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.82%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.75%) DB2
13 10 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 85 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 51 (3.81%) Selenium
3 45 (3.36%) Subversion
4 40 (2.99%) JIRA
5 37 (2.76%) Maven
6 32 (2.39%) Jenkins
7 31 (2.32%) TeamCity
8 27 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (1.64%) Visual Studio
11 20 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (1.34%) NetBeans
13 17 (1.27%) Eclipse
14 14 (1.05%) Bitbucket
15 13 (0.97%) Hudson
16 10 (0.75%) MSBuild
17 9 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
18 8 (0.60%) Cucumber
18 8 (0.60%) JUnit
18 8 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 667 (49.81%) Finance
2 293 (21.88%) Banking
3 184 (13.74%) Front Office
4 163 (12.17%) Retail
5 91 (6.80%) Marketing
6 89 (6.65%) Legal
7 50 (3.73%) Investment Banking
8 46 (3.44%) Telecoms
9 45 (3.36%) Corporate Banking
10 41 (3.06%) Law
11 35 (2.61%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.87%) General Ledger
13 21 (1.57%) Advertising
14 14 (1.05%) Billing
14 14 (1.05%) Publishing
15 12 (0.90%) Private Banking
16 11 (0.82%) French Language
16 11 (0.82%) Local Government
17 10 (0.75%) Games
17 10 (0.75%) German Language
Job Titles
1 385 (28.75%) Analyst
2 337 (25.17%) Developer
3 159 (11.87%) Business Analyst
4 105 (7.84%) Banking Analyst
5 97 (7.24%) Support Analyst
6 87 (6.50%) Java Developer
7 78 (5.83%) Applications Support
8 71 (5.30%) Project Manager
9 68 (5.08%) Applications Support Analyst
10 63 (4.71%) .NET Developer
11 61 (4.56%) PHP Developer
12 58 (4.33%) C# Developer
13 57 (4.26%) Senior Developer
14 54 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
15 52 (3.88%) Consultant
16 49 (3.66%) Architect
17 46 (3.44%) Planning Manager
18 44 (3.29%) Service Analyst
19 43 (3.21%) Resource Manager
19 43 (3.21%) Resource Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (18.82%) .NET
2 123 (9.19%) HTML
3 100 (7.47%) ASP.NET
3 100 (7.47%) CSS
4 73 (5.45%) AngularJS
5 72 (5.38%) Web Services
6 68 (5.08%) Spring
7 60 (4.48%) XML
8 48 (3.58%) React
9 46 (3.44%) J2EE
10 42 (3.14%) jQuery
11 41 (3.06%) JSON
12 39 (2.91%) RESTful
13 36 (2.69%) Node.js
14 35 (2.61%) Laravel
15 33 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
16 32 (2.39%) .NET Framework
16 32 (2.39%) FIX Protocol
16 32 (2.39%) LAMP
16 32 (2.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 215 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 92 (6.87%) Equities
4 83 (6.20%) Fixed Income
5 76 (5.68%) Computer Science
6 67 (5.00%) Derivative
7 64 (4.78%) Hedge funds
8 58 (4.33%) Management Information System
9 56 (4.18%) Fintech
9 56 (4.18%) Mobile App
10 52 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
11 49 (3.66%) Virtual Team
12 43 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
13 40 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
14 35 (2.61%) SWIFT
15 29 (2.17%) User Experience
16 26 (1.94%) Data Centre
17 23 (1.72%) PMI
18 18 (1.34%) EPoS
18 18 (1.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 199 (14.86%) Windows
2 112 (8.36%) Linux
3 81 (6.05%) Unix
4 66 (4.93%) Windows Server
5 53 (3.96%) Windows 7
6 36 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (2.61%) Windows 10
8 22 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.97%) Solaris
9 13 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.90%) Android
11 10 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.15%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.075%) CentOS
15 1 (0.075%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
3 189 (14.12%) Project Management
4 145 (10.83%) Business Analysis
5 127 (9.48%) Scrum
6 125 (9.34%) Change Management
7 115 (8.59%) Asset Management
8 114 (8.51%) ITIL
8 114 (8.51%) MVC
9 101 (7.54%) Investment Management
10 94 (7.02%) TDD
11 90 (6.72%) DevOps
11 90 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 88 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (6.42%) SDLC
14 85 (6.35%) Mathematics
15 81 (6.05%) SOA
15 81 (6.05%) Software Engineering
16 79 (5.90%) Test Automation
17 78 (5.83%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 360 (26.89%) SQL
2 229 (17.10%) C#
3 214 (15.98%) Java
4 151 (11.28%) JavaScript
5 88 (6.57%) PHP
6 81 (6.05%) Python
7 54 (4.03%) T-SQL
8 51 (3.81%) PowerShell
9 48 (3.58%) Shell Script
10 43 (3.21%) Erlang
11 38 (2.84%) C++
11 38 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 27 (2.02%) VBA
13 26 (1.94%) C
14 24 (1.79%) VB.NET
15 20 (1.49%) Perl
15 20 (1.49%) Scala
16 19 (1.42%) Clojure
16 19 (1.42%) Groovy
17 18 (1.34%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 162 (12.10%) Degree
2 40 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.02%) PMI Certification
4 25 (1.87%) CIMA
5 23 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.34%) CFA
7 15 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (1.05%) Security Cleared
9 13 (0.97%) MCSE
10 11 (0.82%) AAT
11 10 (0.75%) ISEB
11 10 (0.75%) SC Cleared
12 9 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.67%) MBA
13 8 (0.60%) PMP
14 7 (0.52%) APMG
14 7 (0.52%) CCNA
14 7 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.71%) QA
2 62 (4.63%) SLA
3 46 (3.44%) MiFID
4 37 (2.76%) GDPR
5 25 (1.87%) PMO
6 14 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.75%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.67%) EMIR
9 9 (0.67%) PSD2
10 8 (0.60%) SEPA
11 4 (0.30%) FATCA
11 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.30%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.22%) AIFMD
12 3 (0.22%) TARGET2
13 2 (0.15%) COBIT
14 1 (0.075%) HL7
14 1 (0.075%) ISO 20022
14 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 84 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 48 (3.58%) Docker
3 44 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.87%) XenApp
5 20 (1.49%) vSphere
6 16 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.19%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.75%) Xen
7 10 (0.75%) XenServer
8 7 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.15%) Firmware
13 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (1.94%) SCCM
2 18 (1.34%) Prometheus
3 16 (1.19%) Puppet
4 15 (1.12%) Ansible
4 15 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 14 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.97%) Control-M
7 6 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (0.45%) Terraform
7 6 (0.45%) WSUS
8 5 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.37%) SCOM
9 4 (0.30%) vRealize
10 3 (0.22%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.22%) cPanel
10 3 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.22%) MOM
10 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 293 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 149 (11.13%) Oracle
3 61 (4.56%) Citrix
4 55 (4.11%) VMware
5 46 (3.44%) Cisco
6 43 (3.21%) Verint
7 40 (2.99%) IBM
8 34 (2.54%) SAP
9 29 (2.17%) Sybase
10 22 (1.64%) Google
11 20 (1.49%) McAfee
11 20 (1.49%) Sony
12 18 (1.34%) Avaya
13 17 (1.27%) Tableau
14 15 (1.12%) Murex
14 15 (1.12%) Riverbed
14 15 (1.12%) Zend
15 14 (1.05%) CheckPoint
16 13 (0.97%) Veeam
17 12 (0.90%) Symantec