Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 205 296 311
Rank change year-on-year +91 +15 -53
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 450 607 766
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.64% 1.07% 1.10%
As % of the General category 3.38% 2.22% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 358 487 599
Median annual salary £80,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £95,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% -8.70%

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 13,313 27,347 35,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.64% 48.23% 50.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10,614 21,664 27,183
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,000 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £101,250 £96,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +66 79 £65,000 -7.14% 10
East London - 7 £26,500 - 3
South London +23 5 £47,500 +37.68%
West London +14 3 £65,000 -13.33% 5
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 270 (60.00%) Finance
2 203 (45.11%) SQL
3 155 (34.44%) Asset Management
4 149 (33.11%) Python
5 143 (31.78%) AWS
6 130 (28.89%) Hedge funds
7 128 (28.44%) Banking
8 127 (28.22%) Web Services
9 124 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (24.89%) Java
11 107 (23.78%) Front Office
12 106 (23.56%) Investment Management
13 97 (21.56%) Fixed Income
14 86 (19.11%) DevOps
14 86 (19.11%) Microservices
15 85 (18.89%) Mentoring
15 85 (18.89%) SQL Server
16 79 (17.56%) Azure
16 79 (17.56%) Kubernetes
17 78 (17.33%) Equities
18 76 (16.89%) Bloomberg
19 74 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
20 73 (16.22%) Amazon ECS
21 70 (15.56%) Serverless
21 70 (15.56%) AWS Lambda
21 70 (15.56%) Wealth Management
22 67 (14.89%) Markit EDM
23 65 (14.44%) Reference Data
24 64 (14.22%) Eagle PACE
25 63 (14.00%) GCP

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 58 (12.89%) Apache
2 6 (1.33%) CMS
2 6 (1.33%) IIS
2 6 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.89%) EPiServer
3 4 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (0.89%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.67%) Confluence
4 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.44%) JBoss
5 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 67 (14.89%) Markit EDM
2 64 (14.22%) Eagle PACE
3 53 (11.78%) PolarLake
4 6 (1.33%) IntelliMatch
4 6 (1.33%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (1.33%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.89%) Endur
5 4 (0.89%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.44%) Bloomberg AIM
6 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.44%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.22%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.22%) Salerio
7 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 143 (31.78%) AWS
2 79 (17.56%) Azure
3 73 (16.22%) Amazon ECS
4 70 (15.56%) AWS Lambda
4 70 (15.56%) Serverless
5 63 (14.00%) GCP
6 34 (7.56%) Apigee
7 13 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (2.22%) Office 365
9 7 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.11%) SaaS
11 4 (0.89%) npm
11 4 (0.89%) NuGet
12 3 (0.67%) GitHub
12 3 (0.67%) IaaS
13 2 (0.44%) G Suite
13 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.44%) PaaS
14 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.22%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.11%) Intranet
2 12 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.56%) DNS
3 7 (1.56%) FIX Connectivity
4 6 (1.33%) DHCP
5 5 (1.11%) Skype
6 4 (0.89%) CHAP
6 4 (0.89%) SSH
7 2 (0.44%) Extranet
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.22%) Firewall
8 1 (0.22%) Internet
8 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 74 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (13.33%) MySQL
4 57 (12.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 57 (12.67%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.89%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.89%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.44%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.44%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.44%) Sybase ASE
12 1 (0.22%) KDB
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 40 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 37 (8.22%) GitLab
3 34 (7.56%) Artifactory
4 26 (5.78%) JIRA
5 22 (4.89%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.00%) Maven
7 4 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.67%) JUnit
8 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.44%) Ant
9 2 (0.44%) Moq
10 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.22%) Mockito
10 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 270 (60.00%) Finance
2 128 (28.44%) Banking
3 107 (23.78%) Front Office
4 34 (7.56%) Legal
5 17 (3.78%) Marketing
6 16 (3.56%) Law
7 15 (3.33%) Investment Banking
7 15 (3.33%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.44%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.56%) Games
10 5 (1.11%) Retail
11 4 (0.89%) Advertising
12 3 (0.67%) Publishing
13 2 (0.44%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.44%) Public Sector
14 1 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 146 (32.44%) Analyst
2 96 (21.33%) Business Analyst
3 85 (18.89%) Developer
4 68 (15.11%) Financial Analyst
5 56 (12.44%) Finance Business Analyst
6 54 (12.00%) Architect
7 39 (8.67%) Solutions Architect
8 36 (8.00%) Data Architect
8 36 (8.00%) Java Developer
9 35 (7.78%) Java Architect
9 35 (7.78%) Java Solutions Architect
9 35 (7.78%) Reference Data Analyst
10 34 (7.56%) AWS Architect
10 34 (7.56%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 34 (7.56%) Cloud Architect
10 34 (7.56%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 34 (7.56%) Finance Manager
11 30 (6.67%) Data Business Analyst
12 27 (6.00%) Reference Data Business Analyst
13 23 (5.11%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (28.22%) Web Services
2 56 (12.44%) gRPC
3 34 (7.56%) OAuth
3 34 (7.56%) Swagger
4 26 (5.78%) .NET
4 26 (5.78%) CSS
4 26 (5.78%) HTML
5 22 (4.89%) Middleware
6 21 (4.67%) HTML5
7 20 (4.44%) Spring
8 18 (4.00%) Node.js
9 17 (3.78%) FIX Protocol
10 14 (3.11%) XML
11 13 (2.89%) Kafka
12 11 (2.44%) Pandas
12 11 (2.44%) React
13 10 (2.22%) .NET Core
13 10 (2.22%) CSS3
13 10 (2.22%) J2EE
14 9 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 130 (28.89%) Hedge funds
2 97 (21.56%) Fixed Income
3 78 (17.33%) Equities
4 65 (14.44%) Reference Data
5 43 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (8.22%) Derivative
7 28 (6.22%) Mobile App
8 26 (5.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (4.89%) SWIFT
10 20 (4.44%) Management Information System
10 20 (4.44%) User Experience
11 14 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (1.56%) Freedom of Information Act
15 6 (1.33%) Credit Risk
16 5 (1.11%) Online Games
17 4 (0.89%) Clustering
17 4 (0.89%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.78%) Linux
2 33 (7.33%) Unix
2 33 (7.33%) Windows
3 10 (2.22%) Android
3 10 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.22%) CentOS
4 9 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) HPUX
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (34.44%) Asset Management
2 124 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (23.56%) Investment Management
4 86 (19.11%) DevOps
4 86 (19.11%) Microservices
5 85 (18.89%) Mentoring
6 70 (15.56%) Wealth Management
7 55 (12.22%) Data Management
8 52 (11.56%) Enterprise Data Management
9 48 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (9.78%) Software Engineering
11 36 (8.00%) Technology Roadmap
12 29 (6.44%) Business Analysis
12 29 (6.44%) Computer Science
12 29 (6.44%) Scrum
12 29 (6.44%) TDD
13 26 (5.78%) Information Security
14 25 (5.56%) Project Management
15 22 (4.89%) Performance Management
16 21 (4.67%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 203 (45.11%) SQL
2 149 (33.11%) Python
3 112 (24.89%) Java
4 52 (11.56%) R
5 41 (9.11%) C#
6 21 (4.67%) PHP
6 21 (4.67%) VBA
7 13 (2.89%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.67%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.00%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.78%) C
10 8 (1.78%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.56%) C++
12 6 (1.33%) Perl
12 6 (1.33%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.67%) Java 8
13 3 (0.67%) PHP 5
14 2 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 53 (11.78%) Degree
2 38 (8.44%) Security Cleared
3 36 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 34 (7.56%) Sun Certification
5 33 (7.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (1.78%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (1.56%) CISA
8 7 (1.56%) CISM
8 7 (1.56%) CISSP
8 7 (1.56%) CLAS
8 7 (1.56%) GIAC
9 4 (0.89%) CFA
9 4 (0.89%) MBA
10 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.44%) MCSA
11 2 (0.44%) MCSE
11 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.67%) QA
2 18 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.44%) MiFID
4 9 (2.00%) EMIR
5 6 (1.33%) PMO
6 4 (0.89%) ISO 20022
6 4 (0.89%) SEPA
7 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.22%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (11.33%) Docker
2 10 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.67%) vSphere
5 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 79 (17.56%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.11%) SCCM
3 4 (0.89%) Ansible
3 4 (0.89%) Puppet
3 4 (0.89%) Terraform
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.67%) SCOM
4 3 (0.67%) WSUS
5 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Grafana
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.22%) MOM
5 1 (0.22%) Nagios
5 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.22%) Packer
5 1 (0.22%) PaperCut
5 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 76 (16.89%) Bloomberg
2 56 (12.44%) Google
3 50 (11.11%) Oracle
4 26 (5.78%) Microsoft
5 13 (2.89%) Reuters
6 12 (2.67%) FactSet
7 11 (2.44%) SAP
8 10 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (2.22%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.78%) Sybase
10 7 (1.56%) Charles River
10 7 (1.56%) VMware
11 6 (1.33%) hybris
12 5 (1.11%) SmartStream
12 5 (1.11%) WorldPay
13 4 (0.89%) Ariba
13 4 (0.89%) ATG
13 4 (0.89%) Refinitiv
13 4 (0.89%) SunGard
13 4 (0.89%) Yardi