Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 286 313 278
Rank change year-on-year +27 -35 -53
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 546 651 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.09% 1.04% 1.24%
As % of the General category 2.23% 2.12% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 449 461 694
London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £42,000 £43,750 £41,750
90th Percentile £132,500 £95,000 £98,750
England median annual salary £62,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.73% - -8.33%

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 24,514 30,699 36,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.88% 49.23% 52.21%
Number of salaries quoted 19,323 24,151 28,839
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £36,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in London

Back Office
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Back Office in London.

Salary trend for Back Office in London

Back Office
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in London over the 6 months to 23 February 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 23 February 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 +22 123 £67,500 +12.50% 24
South London +6 11 £47,500 +31.03% 3
North London -9 4 £80,000 +105.13% 1
East London +15 3 £27,500 -76.60% 7
West London -36 2 £65,000 -13.33% 10
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (48.53%) SQL
2 222 (40.66%) Finance
3 186 (34.07%) Front Office
4 160 (29.30%) Asset Management
5 159 (29.12%) Investment Management
6 156 (28.57%) Fixed Income
7 147 (26.92%) Python
8 139 (25.46%) Mentoring
9 134 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
10 131 (23.99%) Web Services
11 128 (23.44%) AWS
12 127 (23.26%) Derivative
13 123 (22.53%) Bloomberg
14 121 (22.16%) Equities
15 119 (21.79%) Hedge funds
16 115 (21.06%) Analytics
17 112 (20.51%) Machine Learning
18 106 (19.41%) Reference Data
19 84 (15.38%) SQL Server
20 83 (15.20%) Change Management
21 82 (15.02%) Java
22 76 (13.92%) Microsoft
23 75 (13.74%) C#
24 69 (12.64%) Degree
25 67 (12.27%) Greenfield Project
26 64 (11.72%) Banking
27 63 (11.54%) Data Management
27 63 (11.54%) Eagle PACE
27 63 (11.54%) CRM
28 62 (11.36%) Reuters

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 22 (4.03%) IIS
2 18 (3.30%) Skype for Business
3 16 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.56%) CMS
5 11 (2.01%) Confluence
6 5 (0.92%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.37%) JBoss
9 2 (0.37%) Kentico
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 63 (11.54%) Eagle PACE
2 62 (11.36%) Markit EDM
3 61 (11.17%) PolarLake
4 7 (1.28%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.92%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.73%) Bloomberg AIM
7 2 (0.37%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.37%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.37%) LongView
7 2 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.37%) Softmar
8 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.18%) Endur
8 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.18%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 128 (23.44%) AWS
2 46 (8.42%) Azure
3 34 (6.23%) PaaS
4 31 (5.68%) Office 365
5 24 (4.40%) SaaS
6 14 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.83%) IaaS
8 5 (0.92%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.73%) Serverless
10 3 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.55%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 3 (0.55%) GitHub
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.37%) GCP
12 1 (0.18%) Linode
12 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.93%) Skype
2 12 (2.20%) SAN
2 12 (2.20%) VoIP
3 11 (2.01%) Firewall
4 9 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.28%) Extranet
6 6 (1.10%) DHCP
6 6 (1.10%) DNS
7 5 (0.92%) VPN
7 5 (0.92%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
9 3 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.37%) H.323
10 2 (0.37%) Intranet
10 2 (0.37%) LAN
10 2 (0.37%) MPLS
10 2 (0.37%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.01%) MySQL
5 9 (1.65%) KDB
6 8 (1.47%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.92%) Power BI
8 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.73%) MS Access
9 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.55%) Flink
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.37%) QlikView
11 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.11%) JIRA
3 12 (2.20%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.01%) GitLab
5 10 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.47%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.92%) Moq
7 5 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.92%) Subversion
7 5 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.73%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.73%) Maven
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.37%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.37%) MSTest
9 2 (0.37%) NUnit
9 2 (0.37%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.37%) Sinon.JS
General
1 222 (40.66%) Finance
2 186 (34.07%) Front Office
3 64 (11.72%) Banking
4 45 (8.24%) Marketing
5 37 (6.78%) Legal
6 25 (4.58%) Retail
7 23 (4.21%) Financial Institution
8 17 (3.11%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.20%) Public Sector
10 11 (2.01%) Publishing
10 11 (2.01%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.83%) Music Industry
12 9 (1.65%) Games
13 3 (0.55%) Advertising
14 2 (0.37%) Billing
14 2 (0.37%) French Language
14 2 (0.37%) German Language
14 2 (0.37%) Law
14 2 (0.37%) Local Government
14 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 137 (25.09%) Developer
2 92 (16.85%) Analyst
3 68 (12.45%) Java Developer
4 64 (11.72%) Data Manager
5 50 (9.16%) Business Analyst
6 35 (6.41%) C# Developer
6 35 (6.41%) Support Manager
7 30 (5.49%) Applications Support
7 30 (5.49%) Senior Developer
8 27 (4.95%) Support Analyst
8 27 (4.95%) Support Engineer
9 26 (4.76%) SQL Developer
10 22 (4.03%) Senior Java Developer
11 21 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
11 21 (3.85%) Operations Manager
12 20 (3.66%) Change Manager
12 20 (3.66%) Python Developer
13 19 (3.48%) Architect
13 19 (3.48%) Project Manager
14 18 (3.30%) Head of Data Management
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (23.99%) Web Services
2 42 (7.69%) .NET
3 35 (6.41%) Spring
4 32 (5.86%) CSS
5 31 (5.68%) XML
6 27 (4.95%) HTML
7 19 (3.48%) FIX Protocol
8 18 (3.30%) .NET Framework
8 18 (3.30%) J2EE
9 16 (2.93%) HTML5
9 16 (2.93%) J2SE
9 16 (2.93%) JDBC
10 13 (2.38%) AngularJS
11 12 (2.20%) .NET Core
11 12 (2.20%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.20%) Node.js
11 12 (2.20%) React
12 11 (2.01%) JSP
12 11 (2.01%) RESTful
13 10 (1.83%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 156 (28.57%) Fixed Income
2 127 (23.26%) Derivative
3 121 (22.16%) Equities
4 119 (21.79%) Hedge funds
5 106 (19.41%) Reference Data
6 67 (12.27%) Greenfield Project
7 42 (7.69%) Mobile App
8 38 (6.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (3.30%) User Experience
12 14 (2.56%) Data Centre
13 12 (2.20%) Management Information System
13 12 (2.20%) SWIFT
14 8 (1.47%) Credit Risk
15 6 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
16 5 (0.92%) Algorithms
16 5 (0.92%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.92%) Online Games
16 5 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.99%) Windows
2 58 (10.62%) Linux
3 30 (5.49%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.85%) Unix
5 18 (3.30%) Android
6 16 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.93%) CentOS
7 15 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.83%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.73%) Solaris
11 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (29.30%) Asset Management
2 159 (29.12%) Investment Management
3 139 (25.46%) Mentoring
4 134 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (21.06%) Analytics
6 112 (20.51%) Machine Learning
7 83 (15.20%) Change Management
8 63 (11.54%) CRM
8 63 (11.54%) Data Management
9 61 (11.17%) Business Analysis
9 61 (11.17%) Enterprise Data Management
10 60 (10.99%) Performance Attribution
11 59 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
12 58 (10.62%) Data Analytics
13 56 (10.26%) Project Management
14 52 (9.52%) Project Delivery
15 51 (9.34%) Artificial Intelligence
16 47 (8.61%) Master Data Management
17 43 (7.88%) TDD
18 41 (7.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 265 (48.53%) SQL
2 147 (26.92%) Python
3 82 (15.02%) Java
4 75 (13.74%) C#
5 60 (10.99%) R
6 50 (9.16%) VBA
7 39 (7.14%) PowerShell
8 26 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 18 (3.30%) PHP
9 18 (3.30%) PL/SQL
9 18 (3.30%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.75%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.38%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.65%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.10%) Perl
13 6 (1.10%) PHP 5
14 4 (0.73%) Java 8
14 4 (0.73%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.55%) VBScript
16 2 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (12.64%) Degree
2 25 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.83%) CFA
3 10 (1.83%) CIMA
4 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.73%) CCNA
5 4 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.73%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.73%) PMP
6 3 (0.55%) CISM
6 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.37%) CISSP
7 2 (0.37%) MCSE
8 1 (0.18%) CCNP
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB
8 1 (0.18%) MBA
8 1 (0.18%) MCSA
8 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.42%) Data Quality
2 31 (5.68%) QA
3 7 (1.28%) EMIR
3 7 (1.28%) MiFID
4 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.10%) NCSC
5 5 (0.92%) NIST
5 5 (0.92%) PMO
5 5 (0.92%) SLA
6 3 (0.55%) GDPR
7 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) GAAP
8 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 41 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.68%) Docker
3 17 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.20%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.10%) XenApp
8 4 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.37%) vSphere
11 1 (0.18%) ACF2
11 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (4.58%) Ansible
2 17 (3.11%) SCCM
3 14 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.56%) Puppet
4 12 (2.20%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.65%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.92%) SCOM
6 5 (0.92%) WSUS
7 3 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.55%) MOM
8 2 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.18%) Control-M
9 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.18%) Salt
9 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.18%) Terraform
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 123 (22.53%) Bloomberg
2 76 (13.92%) Microsoft
3 62 (11.36%) Reuters
4 37 (6.78%) Oracle
5 33 (6.04%) Citrix
6 27 (4.95%) VMware
7 15 (2.75%) Veeam
8 14 (2.56%) Avaya
9 13 (2.38%) HP
10 12 (2.20%) Dell
10 12 (2.20%) EqualLogic
10 12 (2.20%) Nimble Storage
10 12 (2.20%) ProCurve
10 12 (2.20%) Sophos
10 12 (2.20%) Sybase
11 11 (2.01%) Cisco
12 10 (1.83%) Casewise
12 10 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.83%) SAP
13 9 (1.65%) SimCorp