Period
to 27 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 185 303 307
Rank change year-on-year +118 +4 -56
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 360 554 726
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.81% 1.02% 1.07%
As % of the General category 3.78% 2.12% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 319 472 548
Median annual salary £90,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £58,600 £40,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £105,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +29.17% +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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9,533 26,093 34,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.93% 48.04% 50.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,865 20,570 26,645
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in London

Back Office
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Back Office in London.

Salary trend for Back Office in London

Back Office
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Back Office in London over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Back Office in London

Back Office
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the London region over the 6 months to 27 October 2020. 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
Central London +46 35 £70,500 -2.76% 19
West London +59 2 £27,500 -63.33%
South London +49 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 265 (73.61%) Finance
2 213 (59.17%) SQL
3 188 (52.22%) Python
4 182 (50.56%) Asset Management
4 182 (50.56%) Hedge funds
5 175 (48.61%) AWS
6 144 (40.00%) Web Services
7 127 (35.28%) Front Office
8 120 (33.33%) Banking
9 116 (32.22%) Bloomberg
10 112 (31.11%) Investment Management
11 110 (30.56%) Fixed Income
12 103 (28.61%) Reference Data
13 101 (28.06%) Equities
14 100 (27.78%) Eagle PACE
14 100 (27.78%) Markit EDM
15 99 (27.50%) DevOps
16 95 (26.39%) Microservices
17 92 (25.56%) Azure
18 85 (23.61%) Data Warehouse
19 83 (23.06%) Mentoring
20 82 (22.78%) Amazon ECS
21 81 (22.50%) Kubernetes
21 81 (22.50%) SQL Server
22 80 (22.22%) Serverless
23 78 (21.67%) AWS Lambda
23 78 (21.67%) Java
24 75 (20.83%) Wealth Management
25 72 (20.00%) Google
25 72 (20.00%) Data Management

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 70 (19.44%) Apache
2 14 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.56%) Confluence
3 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) JBoss
4 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 100 (27.78%) Eagle PACE
1 100 (27.78%) Markit EDM
2 71 (19.72%) PolarLake
3 9 (2.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (1.67%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (1.11%) Endur
6 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.28%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 175 (48.61%) AWS
2 92 (25.56%) Azure
3 82 (22.78%) Amazon ECS
4 80 (22.22%) Serverless
5 78 (21.67%) AWS Lambda
6 70 (19.44%) GCP
7 50 (13.89%) Apigee
8 13 (3.61%) PaaS
9 10 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 7 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.94%) IaaS
11 7 (1.94%) SaaS
12 6 (1.67%) Office 365
13 4 (1.11%) npm
13 4 (1.11%) NuGet
14 3 (0.83%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.94%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (1.67%) SSH
4 2 (0.56%) AMQP
4 2 (0.56%) CHAP
4 2 (0.56%) DHCP
4 2 (0.56%) DNS
4 2 (0.56%) Skype
5 1 (0.28%) Intranet
5 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (23.61%) Data Warehouse
2 81 (22.50%) SQL Server
3 70 (19.44%) PostgreSQL
4 69 (19.17%) MySQL
5 68 (18.89%) Amazon Redshift
6 11 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.78%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.94%) Redis
9 3 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.83%) Power BI
9 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.56%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.28%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 58 (16.11%) GitLab
2 53 (14.72%) Jenkins
3 50 (13.89%) Artifactory
4 17 (4.72%) JIRA
5 14 (3.89%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.11%) Maven
7 3 (0.83%) JUnit
8 2 (0.56%) Ant
9 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.28%) Mockito
9 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 265 (73.61%) Finance
2 127 (35.28%) Front Office
3 120 (33.33%) Banking
4 11 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.78%) Legal
6 9 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.67%) Law
8 6 (1.67%) Marketing
9 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 150 (41.67%) Analyst
2 102 (28.33%) Financial Analyst
3 95 (26.39%) Business Analyst
4 71 (19.72%) Architect
5 70 (19.44%) Finance Business Analyst
6 64 (17.78%) Solutions Architect
7 53 (14.72%) Reference Data Analyst
8 51 (14.17%) Cloud Architect
8 51 (14.17%) Data Architect
9 50 (13.89%) AWS Architect
9 50 (13.89%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 50 (13.89%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 50 (13.89%) Java Architect
9 50 (13.89%) Java Solutions Architect
10 48 (13.33%) Finance Manager
11 37 (10.28%) Data Business Analyst
11 37 (10.28%) Reference Data Business Analyst
12 33 (9.17%) Data Analyst
12 33 (9.17%) Developer
13 31 (8.61%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (40.00%) Web Services
2 68 (18.89%) gRPC
3 50 (13.89%) OAuth
3 50 (13.89%) Swagger
4 31 (8.61%) .NET
5 29 (8.06%) Pandas
6 17 (4.72%) .NET Core
7 14 (3.89%) FIX Protocol
7 14 (3.89%) Node.js
7 14 (3.89%) React
8 12 (3.33%) CSS
8 12 (3.33%) XML
9 11 (3.06%) jQuery
10 9 (2.50%) .NET Framework
10 9 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (2.50%) Entity Framework
10 9 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (2.22%) Middleware
12 7 (1.94%) Redux
12 7 (1.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 182 (50.56%) Hedge funds
2 110 (30.56%) Fixed Income
3 103 (28.61%) Reference Data
4 101 (28.06%) Equities
5 40 (11.11%) Derivative
6 30 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (6.39%) SWIFT
8 14 (3.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (2.78%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.50%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.39%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.11%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
14 3 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 2 (0.56%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.56%) Linux
2 34 (9.44%) Unix
3 19 (5.28%) Windows
4 6 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.11%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) CentOS
8 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (50.56%) Asset Management
2 112 (31.11%) Investment Management
3 99 (27.50%) DevOps
4 95 (26.39%) Microservices
5 83 (23.06%) Mentoring
6 75 (20.83%) Wealth Management
7 72 (20.00%) Data Management
8 70 (19.44%) Enterprise Data Management
9 63 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
10 53 (14.72%) Technology Roadmap
11 39 (10.83%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (5.28%) Waterfall
15 18 (5.00%) Performance Management
16 16 (4.44%) Fintech
16 16 (4.44%) Risk Management
17 15 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (4.17%) MVC
18 14 (3.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (59.17%) SQL
2 188 (52.22%) Python
3 78 (21.67%) Java
4 70 (19.44%) R
5 33 (9.17%) C#
6 19 (5.28%) JavaScript
7 18 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.89%) C++
9 12 (3.33%) TypeScript
10 11 (3.06%) C
11 6 (1.67%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.67%) Perl
11 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.39%) Korn
12 5 (1.39%) VBA
13 2 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.56%) Java 8
13 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.28%) Erlang
14 1 (0.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 50 (13.89%) Sun Certification
2 21 (5.83%) Degree
3 17 (4.72%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.89%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.39%) CFA
7 5 (1.39%) MBA
8 4 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.83%) CISA
9 3 (0.83%) CISM
9 3 (0.83%) CISSP
9 3 (0.83%) CLAS
9 3 (0.83%) GIAC
9 3 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.56%) MCSA
10 2 (0.56%) MCSE
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.89%) QA
2 9 (2.50%) MiFID
3 8 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.39%) EMIR
5 4 (1.11%) SEPA
6 2 (0.56%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.28%) PMO
7 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (15.83%) Docker
2 5 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.56%) Xen
4 1 (0.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 81 (22.50%) Kubernetes
2 24 (6.67%) Terraform
3 6 (1.67%) Puppet
4 4 (1.11%) Ansible
5 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.56%) Salt
5 2 (0.56%) SCCM
5 2 (0.56%) SCOM
5 2 (0.56%) WSUS
6 1 (0.28%) Packer
6 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 116 (32.22%) Bloomberg
2 72 (20.00%) Google
3 31 (8.61%) Reuters
4 30 (8.33%) FactSet
5 28 (7.78%) Oracle
6 17 (4.72%) Microsoft
7 9 (2.50%) Nintex
7 9 (2.50%) Sparx
8 7 (1.94%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.67%) SAP
9 6 (1.67%) SunGard
10 4 (1.11%) VMware
10 4 (1.11%) Yardi
11 3 (0.83%) Cisco
11 3 (0.83%) Fidessa
11 3 (0.83%) OpenLink
11 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.56%) Databricks
12 2 (0.56%) FIS
12 2 (0.56%) Refinitiv