Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 293 267 317
Rank change year-on-year -26 +50 -8
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 343 527 651
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.05% 1.27% 1.09%
As % of the General category 1.75% 2.10% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 281 427 496
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £44,375
25th Percentile £61,250 £54,380 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
75th Percentile £85,000 £113,750 £84,063
90th Percentile £100,000 £138,750 £96,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +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 19,571 25,134 37,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 59.69% 60.49% 62.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14,694 19,982 29,349
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +3.17% +5.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £108,750 £98,750
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 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +16 72 £75,000 +11.11% 12
West London +39 3 £57,500 -11.54% 6
South London +9 2 £68,500 +44.21% 2
East London +13 1 £55,000 +107.55% 3
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 170 (49.56%) Finance
2 168 (48.98%) SQL
3 135 (39.36%) Linux
4 92 (26.82%) Python
5 85 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (23.62%) Windows
7 78 (22.74%) Analytical Skills
8 74 (21.57%) Unix
9 70 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
10 68 (19.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 67 (19.53%) Banking
12 61 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 60 (17.49%) .NET
13 60 (17.49%) Social Skills
14 54 (15.74%) Software Engineering
15 50 (14.58%) Red Hat
16 48 (13.99%) Front Office
17 46 (13.41%) Java
18 45 (13.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 45 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
19 42 (12.24%) Microsoft
20 41 (11.95%) C#
21 40 (11.66%) FIX Protocol
21 40 (11.66%) React
22 39 (11.37%) Bloomberg
23 38 (11.08%) Microservices
24 37 (10.79%) JavaScript
24 37 (10.79%) Games
24 37 (10.79%) SWIFT
25 36 (10.50%) REST

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 18 (5.25%) Apache
1 18 (5.25%) Tomcat
2 17 (4.96%) Apache TomEE
3 14 (4.08%) Tornado
4 8 (2.33%) Confluence
5 7 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.46%) CMS
6 5 (1.46%) Moodle
6 5 (1.46%) Totara
7 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.87%) IIS
8 3 (0.87%) nginx
8 3 (0.87%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 19 (5.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.46%) GIMP
3 5 (1.46%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.79%) Markit EDM
2 10 (2.92%) Eagle PACE
3 9 (2.62%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (2.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (1.17%) NetSuite
5 4 (1.17%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.58%) Advent Geneva
6 2 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.87%) GitHub
2 23 (6.71%) AWS
3 22 (6.41%) Azure
4 19 (5.54%) SaaS
5 17 (4.96%) PaaS
6 15 (4.37%) IaaS
7 9 (2.62%) GCP
7 9 (2.62%) Power Platform
8 7 (2.04%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.46%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.87%) Kong
12 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.29%) Serverless
13 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.58%) SSH
2 17 (4.96%) AMQP
3 15 (4.37%) FIX Connectivity
4 14 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.04%) DNS
5 7 (2.04%) Internet
6 4 (1.17%) DHCP
7 3 (0.87%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.87%) Firewall
7 3 (0.87%) HTTP
7 3 (0.87%) Network Security
7 3 (0.87%) VSAN
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (0.58%) LAN
8 2 (0.58%) WAN
9 1 (0.29%) VPN
9 1 (0.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
2 68 (19.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (9.33%) SQL Server
5 26 (7.58%) Relational Database
6 23 (6.71%) NoSQL
7 21 (6.12%) MongoDB
8 20 (5.83%) Redis
9 8 (2.33%) Power BI
10 6 (1.75%) GIS
10 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.46%) Tableau
12 4 (1.17%) Big Data
12 4 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.17%) MS Access
12 4 (1.17%) MySQL
13 3 (0.87%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.79%) JIRA
3 12 (3.50%) Bitbucket
4 9 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (2.04%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.46%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.87%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.87%) Mocha
8 3 (0.87%) MSTest
8 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.58%) GitLab
9 2 (0.58%) Maven
9 2 (0.58%) Subversion
10 1 (0.29%) JUnit
10 1 (0.29%) Mockito
General
1 170 (49.56%) Finance
2 78 (22.74%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (19.53%) Banking
4 60 (17.49%) Social Skills
5 48 (13.99%) Front Office
6 37 (10.79%) Games
7 22 (6.41%) Legal
8 21 (6.12%) Investment Banking
9 18 (5.25%) Online Betting
10 16 (4.66%) Marketing
10 16 (4.66%) Retail
11 14 (4.08%) Financial Institution
12 9 (2.62%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (1.46%) Public Sector
13 5 (1.46%) Publishing
14 4 (1.17%) Law
15 2 (0.58%) Advertising
16 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.29%) Military
16 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 110 (32.07%) Developer
2 101 (29.45%) Analyst
3 74 (21.57%) Applications Support
4 53 (15.45%) Support Analyst
5 41 (11.95%) Business Analyst
6 36 (10.50%) Software Developer
7 35 (10.20%) Applications Support Analyst
8 27 (7.87%) Java Developer
9 23 (6.71%) Architect
10 20 (5.83%) Business Manager
10 20 (5.83%) Support Supervisor
11 19 (5.54%) Project Manager
12 18 (5.25%) Lead Developer
13 17 (4.96%) Lead Java Developer
13 17 (4.96%) Team Leader
14 16 (4.66%) Application Support Team Leader
14 16 (4.66%) Support Team Leader
15 14 (4.08%) Consultant
16 12 (3.50%) Gloss Business Analyst
16 12 (3.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.49%) .NET
2 40 (11.66%) FIX Protocol
2 40 (11.66%) React
3 36 (10.50%) REST
4 35 (10.20%) RabbitMQ
5 33 (9.62%) CSS
6 31 (9.04%) Web Services
7 25 (7.29%) JMS
8 23 (6.71%) Spring
9 22 (6.41%) RESTful
10 21 (6.12%) XML
11 20 (5.83%) HTML
12 19 (5.54%) Spring MVC
13 18 (5.25%) Spring Boot
14 17 (4.96%) Apache Camel
14 17 (4.96%) Apache CXF
14 17 (4.96%) JAX-RS
14 17 (4.96%) JSP
14 17 (4.96%) Spring Security
14 17 (4.96%) Taglibs
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.79%) SWIFT
2 29 (8.45%) Equities
3 26 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (7.00%) Derivative
4 24 (7.00%) Fixed Income
5 20 (5.83%) Reference Data
6 18 (5.25%) Hedge funds
7 14 (4.08%) Blog
8 13 (3.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (3.79%) User Experience
9 11 (3.21%) Algorithms
9 11 (3.21%) N-Tier
10 10 (2.92%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.75%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.46%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.87%) OTC Derivatives
14 2 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 135 (39.36%) Linux
2 81 (23.62%) Windows
3 74 (21.57%) Unix
4 45 (13.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.46%) CentOS
5 5 (1.46%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.58%) Solaris
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (15.74%) Software Engineering
3 45 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (11.08%) Microservices
5 34 (9.91%) DevOps
6 29 (8.45%) Asset Management
6 29 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (7.58%) Analytics
7 26 (7.58%) Project Management
8 25 (7.29%) MVC
9 24 (7.00%) Project Delivery
10 23 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (6.71%) Mentoring
11 22 (6.41%) Problem Management
11 22 (6.41%) Test Automation
12 21 (6.12%) Business Analysis
13 20 (5.83%) Computer Science
13 20 (5.83%) Process Improvement
13 20 (5.83%) SOA
14 19 (5.54%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (48.98%) SQL
2 92 (26.82%) Python
3 46 (13.41%) Java
4 41 (11.95%) C#
5 37 (10.79%) JavaScript
6 26 (7.58%) Shell Script
7 18 (5.25%) T-SQL
8 17 (4.96%) Perl
9 15 (4.37%) R
10 12 (3.50%) C++
11 11 (3.21%) Korn
12 9 (2.62%) C
12 9 (2.62%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.04%) PHP
14 6 (1.75%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.17%) ES6
15 4 (1.17%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.17%) VBA
16 2 (0.58%) F#
Qualifications
1 24 (7.00%) Degree
2 13 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.62%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (1.17%) ACCA
5 4 (1.17%) CIMA
5 4 (1.17%) PMP
5 4 (1.17%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.58%) CCNA
7 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.29%) HNC
8 1 (0.29%) MOS
8 1 (0.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.08%) QA
2 12 (3.50%) EMIR
3 11 (3.21%) MiFID
4 3 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.29%) PMO
5 1 (0.29%) SEPA
System Software
1 25 (7.29%) Docker
2 8 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.87%) Ceph
6 3 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.58%) XenApp
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (6.71%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.79%) Terraform
3 5 (1.46%) Ansible
4 4 (1.17%) Kibana
4 4 (1.17%) SCCM
5 3 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.87%) Galera Cluster
5 3 (0.87%) MOM
5 3 (0.87%) Packer
5 3 (0.87%) Puppet
5 3 (0.87%) SCOM
6 2 (0.58%) Control-M
6 2 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.58%) WSUS
7 1 (0.29%) Grafana
7 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 50 (14.58%) Red Hat
2 42 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 39 (11.37%) Bloomberg
4 33 (9.62%) Oracle
5 17 (4.96%) Fidessa
6 13 (3.79%) SmartStream
7 9 (2.62%) VMware
8 7 (2.04%) Solace
9 6 (1.75%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.75%) Murex
10 5 (1.46%) Adobe
10 5 (1.46%) Calypso
10 5 (1.46%) F5
10 5 (1.46%) Reuters
10 5 (1.46%) Sybase
11 4 (1.17%) Cadence
11 4 (1.17%) Charles River
11 4 (1.17%) Cisco
11 4 (1.17%) Citrix
12 3 (0.87%) Informatica