Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 278 288 306
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18 -17
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 291 552 645
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.03% 1.10% 1.04%
As % of the General category 2.20% 2.24% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 279 525 463
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £52,400 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £111,250 £138,750 £100,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +18.18% -

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 13,238 24,591 30,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 46.87% 48.90% 49.16%
Number of salaries quoted 10,623 19,583 24,289
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +5.77%

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 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
Central London +38 64 £75,000 +11.11% 22
West London +77 3 £27,500 -57.69%
South London +21 1 £92,500 +94.74%
East London +21 1 £55,000 +100.00% 2
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 186 (63.92%) Finance
2 154 (52.92%) SQL
3 103 (35.40%) Linux
4 84 (28.87%) Python
5 64 (21.99%) .NET
5 64 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (20.96%) Banking
7 60 (20.62%) Analytical Skills
8 57 (19.59%) DevOps
9 54 (18.56%) Unix
9 54 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (17.53%) Asset Management
10 51 (17.53%) Front Office
11 50 (17.18%) AWS
12 48 (16.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 48 (16.49%) Windows
12 48 (16.49%) C#
13 47 (16.15%) Microservices
14 46 (15.81%) Microsoft
15 45 (15.46%) Java
15 45 (15.46%) Azure
15 45 (15.46%) Hedge funds
16 44 (15.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 43 (14.78%) Bloomberg
18 42 (14.43%) FIX Protocol
19 40 (13.75%) React
20 38 (13.06%) SQL Server
21 37 (12.71%) SOA
22 35 (12.03%) Red Hat
22 35 (12.03%) Web Services

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 20 (6.87%) Apache
2 18 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.41%) Apache TomEE
6 2 (0.69%) Confluence
6 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (6.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 19 (6.53%) Markit EDM
2 16 (5.50%) Eagle PACE
3 15 (5.15%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (4.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 10 (3.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (3.09%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.69%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.34%) Endur
8 1 (0.34%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.34%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.34%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 50 (17.18%) AWS
2 45 (15.46%) Azure
3 31 (10.65%) PaaS
4 22 (7.56%) SaaS
5 20 (6.87%) IaaS
6 17 (5.84%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (5.84%) GCP
7 12 (4.12%) Amazon ECS
7 12 (4.12%) Apigee
7 12 (4.12%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (4.12%) Power Platform
7 12 (4.12%) Serverless
8 11 (3.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (3.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.72%) Microsoft 365
11 3 (1.03%) GitHub
11 3 (1.03%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.69%) DigitalOcean
12 2 (0.69%) Linode
13 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.87%) SSH
2 17 (5.84%) FIX Connectivity
3 11 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.09%) AMQP
5 5 (1.72%) Internet
6 4 (1.37%) DNS
7 3 (1.03%) DHCP
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (0.69%) Firewall
8 2 (0.69%) LAN
8 2 (0.69%) WAN
9 1 (0.34%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.34%) HTTP
9 1 (0.34%) VoIP
9 1 (0.34%) VPN
9 1 (0.34%) VSAN
9 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (16.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (15.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (13.06%) SQL Server
5 17 (5.84%) Redis
6 15 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.47%) MySQL
8 12 (4.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 10 (3.44%) Power BI
10 6 (2.06%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.06%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.72%) Tableau
12 4 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.37%) MS Access
13 3 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.69%) Data Lake
14 2 (0.69%) Data Mart
15 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.34%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (7.22%) GitLab
2 18 (6.19%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.12%) Artifactory
4 10 (3.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.72%) JIRA
7 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.03%) Maven
9 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.69%) JUnit
9 2 (0.69%) Mockito
9 2 (0.69%) Subversion
10 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.34%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 186 (63.92%) Finance
2 61 (20.96%) Banking
3 51 (17.53%) Front Office
4 21 (7.22%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.78%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.44%) Games
7 7 (2.41%) Marketing
8 5 (1.72%) Law
8 5 (1.72%) Legal
8 5 (1.72%) Retail
9 2 (0.69%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (27.84%) Analyst
2 70 (24.05%) Developer
3 47 (16.15%) Applications Support
3 47 (16.15%) Architect
4 36 (12.37%) Business Analyst
5 35 (12.03%) Support Analyst
6 33 (11.34%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (9.62%) Software Developer
8 27 (9.28%) Applications Support Analyst
9 22 (7.56%) Business Manager
9 22 (7.56%) Cloud Architect
10 17 (5.84%) Java Developer
11 15 (5.15%) Data Business Analyst
12 14 (4.81%) Java Architect
12 14 (4.81%) Java Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.81%) Project Manager
13 13 (4.47%) Data Architect
13 13 (4.47%) Digital Architect
13 13 (4.47%) Digital Solutions Architect
14 12 (4.12%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (21.99%) .NET
2 42 (14.43%) FIX Protocol
3 40 (13.75%) React
4 35 (12.03%) Web Services
5 33 (11.34%) CSS
6 26 (8.93%) jQuery
6 26 (8.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 24 (8.25%) .NET Core
7 24 (8.25%) .NET Framework
7 24 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 24 (8.25%) Entity Framework
8 19 (6.53%) XML
9 15 (5.15%) JMS
10 14 (4.81%) Spring
11 12 (4.12%) gRPC
11 12 (4.12%) OAuth
11 12 (4.12%) Swagger
12 10 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (3.44%) Redux
12 10 (3.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 60 (20.62%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (15.46%) Hedge funds
3 32 (11.00%) Equities
4 29 (9.97%) SWIFT
5 26 (8.93%) Fixed Income
5 26 (8.93%) Reference Data
6 24 (8.25%) N-Tier
7 20 (6.87%) Derivative
8 19 (6.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (4.81%) Algorithms
9 14 (4.81%) Data Structures
10 9 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.37%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.03%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.03%) OTC Derivatives
13 2 (0.69%) Online Games
13 2 (0.69%) PKI
13 2 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 103 (35.40%) Linux
2 54 (18.56%) Unix
3 48 (16.49%) Windows
4 32 (11.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.69%) CentOS
6 2 (0.69%) Solaris
6 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.59%) DevOps
3 51 (17.53%) Asset Management
4 47 (16.15%) Microservices
5 37 (12.71%) SOA
6 33 (11.34%) Mentoring
7 32 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (10.65%) Test Automation
9 30 (10.31%) Investment Management
9 30 (10.31%) MVC
9 30 (10.31%) Software Engineering
10 25 (8.59%) Low Latency
11 23 (7.90%) Waterfall
12 22 (7.56%) ERP
12 22 (7.56%) Technology Roadmap
13 19 (6.53%) Analytics
13 19 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (6.19%) Computer Science
14 18 (6.19%) Enterprise Architecture
14 18 (6.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 154 (52.92%) SQL
2 84 (28.87%) Python
3 48 (16.49%) C#
4 45 (15.46%) Java
5 34 (11.68%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.87%) Shell Script
7 18 (6.19%) PowerShell
8 15 (5.15%) C++
9 14 (4.81%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.78%) TypeScript
11 9 (3.09%) Perl
12 8 (2.75%) Korn
13 7 (2.41%) R
14 6 (2.06%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.37%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.37%) VBA
16 3 (1.03%) C
17 2 (0.69%) ES6
17 2 (0.69%) F#
17 2 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (8.59%) Degree
2 15 (5.15%) Oracle Certification
3 13 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (4.12%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.03%) CCNA
5 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.03%) PMP
5 3 (1.03%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) MCP
7 1 (0.34%) MOS
7 1 (0.34%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.81%) QA
2 8 (2.75%) EMIR
2 8 (2.75%) MiFID
3 4 (1.37%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.69%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 19 (6.53%) Docker
2 7 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
3 5 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.03%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.69%) Xen
5 2 (0.69%) XenApp
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (9.62%) Terraform
2 17 (5.84%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.72%) Ansible
4 4 (1.37%) Kibana
5 3 (1.03%) Puppet
5 3 (1.03%) SCCM
6 2 (0.69%) Control-M
6 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.69%) MOM
6 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.69%) Salt
6 2 (0.69%) SCOM
6 2 (0.69%) WSUS
7 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.34%) Packer
Vendors
1 46 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 43 (14.78%) Bloomberg
3 35 (12.03%) Red Hat
4 21 (7.22%) Oracle
5 18 (6.19%) Fidessa
6 16 (5.50%) Google
7 14 (4.81%) Nintex
8 13 (4.47%) Sparx
9 8 (2.75%) VMware
10 7 (2.41%) Calypso
10 7 (2.41%) Murex
10 7 (2.41%) Solace
11 6 (2.06%) SAP
12 5 (1.72%) Cisco
13 4 (1.37%) Reuters
14 3 (1.03%) Charles River
14 3 (1.03%) F5
14 3 (1.03%) FactSet
14 3 (1.03%) SmartCo
14 3 (1.03%) SolarWinds