Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 302 306 239
Rank change year-on-year +4 -67 -12
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 627 761 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.07% 1.09% 1.41%
As % of the General category 2.25% 2.20% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 478 602 843
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £95,375 £100,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,750 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.45% -8.33% +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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 27,815 34,585 34,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.42% 49.46% 50.84%
Number of salaries quoted 21,881 26,955 28,397
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 -54 140 £60,000 -10.45% 20
West London +55 36 £75,000 +100.00% 2
South London -16 12 £34,500 -32.68%
North London +11 3 £48,750 -18.75%
East London +18 1 £117,500 +113.64%
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 353 (56.30%) Finance
2 242 (38.60%) Banking
3 213 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (29.67%) SQL
5 142 (22.65%) Java
6 141 (22.49%) Front Office
7 138 (22.01%) .NET
8 125 (19.94%) Degree
9 118 (18.82%) C#
10 113 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
11 104 (16.59%) Analytical Skills
11 104 (16.59%) Microsoft
12 89 (14.19%) SQL Server
12 89 (14.19%) Derivative
13 84 (13.40%) JavaScript
14 80 (12.76%) ITIL
14 80 (12.76%) Equities
15 77 (12.28%) Fixed Income
16 74 (11.80%) Linux
16 74 (11.80%) Oracle
17 69 (11.00%) Windows
18 65 (10.37%) Scrum
18 65 (10.37%) Investment Banking
19 63 (10.05%) Asset Management
19 63 (10.05%) Business Analysis
20 62 (9.89%) JIRA
20 62 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
21 57 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 56 (8.93%) Unix
23 53 (8.45%) Spring

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 31 (4.94%) CMS
2 25 (3.99%) Tomcat
3 23 (3.67%) Confluence
4 21 (3.35%) IIS
5 20 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 20 (3.19%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (3.03%) EPiServer
7 12 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.44%) SAS
9 7 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
10 6 (0.96%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.64%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.16%) JBoss
14 1 (0.16%) Kentico
14 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (4.31%) thinkFolio
2 19 (3.03%) SAP Hybris
3 10 (1.59%) Eagle PACE
3 10 (1.59%) Markit EDM
4 8 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (1.12%) Eikon
5 7 (1.12%) Front Arena
6 6 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.80%) LongView
8 4 (0.64%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.48%) SAP FS
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.32%) RMDS
10 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
10 2 (0.32%) Sonata
10 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.83%) Office 365
4 12 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (1.12%) SaaS
7 5 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.80%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.48%) Serverless
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.32%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.35%) WAN
2 19 (3.03%) LAN
3 14 (2.23%) Wireless
4 13 (2.07%) Intranet
5 12 (1.91%) FIX Connectivity
6 7 (1.12%) Firewall
7 6 (0.96%) Network Security
7 6 (0.96%) Skype
8 4 (0.64%) VPN
9 3 (0.48%) Internet
9 3 (0.48%) SAN
9 3 (0.48%) VoIP
10 2 (0.32%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (0.16%) IPsec
11 1 (0.16%) MPLS
11 1 (0.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (2.39%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.91%) Amazon Aurora
5 12 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.75%) MySQL
7 10 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.44%) Big Data
8 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.96%) KDB
10 5 (0.80%) Power BI
11 4 (0.64%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.64%) QlikView
11 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (9.89%) JIRA
2 38 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 36 (5.74%) Subversion
4 33 (5.26%) Maven
5 30 (4.78%) Cucumber
6 19 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 19 (3.03%) Selenium
7 15 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (1.91%) Bitbucket
8 12 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.75%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.59%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.28%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.96%) GitLab
12 6 (0.96%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.96%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.64%) Appium
13 4 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 353 (56.30%) Finance
2 242 (38.60%) Banking
3 141 (22.49%) Front Office
4 65 (10.37%) Investment Banking
5 32 (5.10%) Retail
6 29 (4.63%) Financial Institution
7 16 (2.55%) Law
7 16 (2.55%) Marketing
8 13 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.75%) French Language
9 11 (1.75%) German Language
10 9 (1.44%) General Ledger
11 8 (1.28%) Advertising
12 7 (1.12%) Games
13 6 (0.96%) Legal
14 3 (0.48%) Billing
14 3 (0.48%) Prime Brokerage
14 3 (0.48%) Publishing
15 2 (0.32%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 236 (37.64%) Analyst
2 121 (19.30%) Developer
3 90 (14.35%) Support Analyst
4 87 (13.88%) Business Analyst
5 84 (13.40%) Applications Support
6 58 (9.25%) Applications Support Analyst
7 45 (7.18%) Java Developer
8 44 (7.02%) Banking Analyst
9 32 (5.10%) Senior Developer
10 31 (4.94%) Agile Business Analyst
11 27 (4.31%) C# Developer
11 27 (4.31%) CMS Business Analyst
12 25 (3.99%) .NET Developer
12 25 (3.99%) Senior Analyst
13 24 (3.83%) Project Manager
14 23 (3.67%) Support Engineer
14 23 (3.67%) Technical Leader
15 22 (3.51%) Financial Analyst
16 21 (3.35%) Risk Analyst
16 21 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (22.01%) .NET
2 53 (8.45%) Spring
3 52 (8.29%) ASP.NET
4 47 (7.50%) Web Services
5 44 (7.02%) HTML
6 39 (6.22%) React
7 38 (6.06%) RESTful
8 37 (5.90%) CSS
9 34 (5.42%) Hibernate
10 30 (4.78%) JPA
11 27 (4.31%) AngularJS
11 27 (4.31%) FIX Protocol
12 26 (4.15%) Node.js
13 21 (3.35%) Struts
13 21 (3.35%) Vaadin
14 20 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (2.71%) XML
16 16 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (2.23%) WPF
18 13 (2.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 104 (16.59%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (14.19%) Derivative
3 80 (12.76%) Equities
4 77 (12.28%) Fixed Income
5 57 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 51 (8.13%) Hedge funds
7 45 (7.18%) Fintech
8 35 (5.58%) Mobile App
9 27 (4.31%) Management Information System
10 25 (3.99%) Credit Risk
11 23 (3.67%) OTC Derivatives
12 22 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
12 22 (3.51%) Virtual Team
13 16 (2.55%) Market Risk
14 15 (2.39%) SWIFT
15 13 (2.07%) IVR
15 13 (2.07%) User Experience
16 9 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (1.28%) Swaptions
18 7 (1.12%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.80%) Linux
2 69 (11.00%) Windows
3 56 (8.93%) Unix
4 28 (4.47%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.87%) Windows 7
6 17 (2.71%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.28%) AIX
9 7 (1.12%) Android
9 7 (1.12%) Solaris
9 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.96%) CentOS
10 6 (0.96%) Fedora
10 6 (0.96%) HPUX
11 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
3 80 (12.76%) ITIL
4 65 (10.37%) Scrum
5 63 (10.05%) Asset Management
5 63 (10.05%) Business Analysis
6 62 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (7.97%) Software Engineering
8 49 (7.81%) SDLC
9 48 (7.66%) Investment Management
10 47 (7.50%) Project Management
11 45 (7.18%) Risk Management
12 44 (7.02%) BDD
13 43 (6.86%) E-Commerce
14 42 (6.70%) Service Management
14 42 (6.70%) User Stories
15 41 (6.54%) Presales
16 40 (6.38%) Test Automation
17 39 (6.22%) Computer Science
17 39 (6.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 186 (29.67%) SQL
2 142 (22.65%) Java
3 118 (18.82%) C#
4 84 (13.40%) JavaScript
5 44 (7.02%) VBA
6 43 (6.86%) Python
7 26 (4.15%) VB.NET
8 22 (3.51%) C
9 19 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 16 (2.55%) C++
11 15 (2.39%) Java 8
12 13 (2.07%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.75%) VB
14 9 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.44%) MATLAB
15 8 (1.28%) PHP
16 7 (1.12%) AWK
16 7 (1.12%) Perl
17 6 (0.96%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 125 (19.94%) Degree
2 11 (1.75%) PhD
3 9 (1.44%) CFA
3 9 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.44%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.12%) ISEB
5 6 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.80%) MBA
7 4 (0.64%) CCNP
7 4 (0.64%) CIMA
7 4 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.64%) MCSE
7 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.48%) ACCA
9 2 (0.32%) CCNA
9 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.02%) QA
2 18 (2.87%) GDPR
3 15 (2.39%) PSD2
4 12 (1.91%) IFRS
4 12 (1.91%) IFRS 9
5 9 (1.44%) SEPA
5 9 (1.44%) SLA
6 7 (1.12%) MiFID
7 6 (0.96%) PMO
7 6 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.80%) EMIR
9 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.48%) Basel III
10 3 (0.48%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.48%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.32%) COBIT
12 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 24 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.87%) Docker
3 13 (2.07%) XenApp
4 5 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (2.71%) Ansible
2 14 (2.23%) SCCM
3 11 (1.75%) ITRS Geneos
4 10 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.59%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 6 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.96%) Puppet
5 6 (0.96%) Terraform
6 4 (0.64%) Control-M
7 3 (0.48%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 74 (11.80%) Oracle
3 40 (6.38%) Bloomberg
4 27 (4.31%) Reuters
5 24 (3.83%) SAP
6 20 (3.19%) Charles River
6 20 (3.19%) Citrix
6 20 (3.19%) Sitecore
7 19 (3.03%) ATG
7 19 (3.03%) Calypso
7 19 (3.03%) hybris
8 17 (2.71%) IBM
8 17 (2.71%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.55%) Fidessa
10 15 (2.39%) ServiceNow
10 15 (2.39%) SimCorp
11 11 (1.75%) Avaloq
12 10 (1.59%) Automation Anywhere
12 10 (1.59%) Blue Prism
12 10 (1.59%) UiPath