Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 296 289 257
Rank change year-on-year -7 -32 -34
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 571 746 1,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.05% 1.11% 1.43%
As % of the General category 2.17% 2.23% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 464 547 774
London median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% - -
10th Percentile £37,875 £45,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £100,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -0.21%

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 26,256 33,489 40,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.32% 49.73% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 20,750 26,578 29,200
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +5.77% +4.00%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +3 136 £72,500 +11.54% 16
West London -15 18 £57,500 -14.81% 8
South London -8 8 £32,500 -53.57% 3
North London +6 7 £68,750 +76.28%
East London +31 4 £27,500 -59.26% 4
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 263 (46.06%) Finance
2 218 (38.18%) SQL
3 162 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (26.09%) Front Office
5 136 (23.82%) Asset Management
6 134 (23.47%) Fixed Income
7 127 (22.24%) Investment Management
8 106 (18.56%) Python
8 106 (18.56%) AWS
9 101 (17.69%) Web Services
10 92 (16.11%) C#
10 92 (16.11%) Equities
11 91 (15.94%) SQL Server
12 89 (15.59%) Banking
13 87 (15.24%) Mentoring
14 84 (14.71%) Bloomberg
15 83 (14.54%) Change Management
16 81 (14.19%) Java
17 79 (13.84%) Derivative
17 79 (13.84%) Degree
18 78 (13.66%) CRM
19 77 (13.49%) Microsoft
20 73 (12.78%) ITIL
21 72 (12.61%) Hedge funds
22 68 (11.91%) Analytics
23 67 (11.73%) Business Analysis
24 60 (10.51%) Windows
25 59 (10.33%) .NET
26 54 (9.46%) Marketing
26 54 (9.46%) Reference Data

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 27 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.33%) IIS
3 17 (2.98%) Skype for Business
3 17 (2.98%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.28%) Confluence
5 5 (0.88%) CMS
6 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.53%) SAS
7 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.35%) Kentico
8 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) Drupal
9 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.18%) InDesign
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (5.43%) Eagle PACE
2 26 (4.55%) Markit EDM
3 25 (4.38%) PolarLake
4 15 (2.63%) thinkFolio
5 9 (1.58%) SimCorp Dimension
6 8 (1.40%) Bloomberg AIM
7 7 (1.23%) LongView
8 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.88%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.53%) Endur
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.35%) Sonata
11 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.18%) MultiFonds
11 1 (0.18%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 106 (18.56%) AWS
2 38 (6.65%) Azure
3 37 (6.48%) PaaS
4 35 (6.13%) Office 365
5 27 (4.73%) SaaS
6 20 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.58%) Power Platform
8 7 (1.23%) IaaS
8 7 (1.23%) OneDrive
9 6 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.05%) Serverless
10 5 (0.88%) GCP
11 3 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.53%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 1 (0.18%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.18%) GitHub
12 1 (0.18%) npm
12 1 (0.18%) NuGet
12 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.63%) Skype
2 13 (2.28%) Firewall
3 12 (2.10%) SAN
3 12 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.10%) VoIP
4 9 (1.58%) DNS
4 9 (1.58%) VPN
5 8 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (1.23%) Network Security
7 6 (1.05%) LAN
7 6 (1.05%) MPLS
7 6 (1.05%) WAN
8 5 (0.88%) BGP
8 5 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (0.88%) EIGRP
8 5 (0.88%) IPsec
8 5 (0.88%) OSPF
8 5 (0.88%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.53%) FIX Connectivity
9 3 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.93%) MySQL
6 10 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.58%) KDB
7 9 (1.58%) Power BI
8 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.70%) MS Access
10 4 (0.70%) OLAP
10 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.53%) Flink
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.35%) QlikView
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (5.25%) JIRA
2 25 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.50%) Subversion
4 19 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.15%) Cucumber
5 18 (3.15%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.98%) Maven
7 6 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.53%) GitLab
11 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.35%) git-flow
11 2 (0.35%) Moq
11 2 (0.35%) MSTest
11 2 (0.35%) PHPUnit
11 2 (0.35%) Sinon.JS
General
1 263 (46.06%) Finance
2 149 (26.09%) Front Office
3 89 (15.59%) Banking
4 54 (9.46%) Marketing
5 46 (8.06%) Legal
6 30 (5.25%) Retail
7 18 (3.15%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.80%) Public Sector
9 13 (2.28%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.40%) Law
11 7 (1.23%) French Language
11 7 (1.23%) German Language
12 6 (1.05%) Advertising
12 6 (1.05%) Local Government
12 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.70%) Billing
13 4 (0.70%) Music Industry
13 4 (0.70%) Publishing
14 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (23.64%) Analyst
2 116 (20.32%) Developer
3 59 (10.33%) Architect
3 59 (10.33%) Java Developer
4 49 (8.58%) Business Analyst
5 46 (8.06%) Data Manager
6 45 (7.88%) Support Analyst
7 40 (7.01%) Applications Support
8 39 (6.83%) C# Developer
9 35 (6.13%) Applications Support Analyst
10 27 (4.73%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.38%) Business Architect
12 24 (4.20%) Support Manager
13 23 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (4.03%) Senior Java Developer
14 21 (3.68%) Project Manager
14 21 (3.68%) Support Engineer
15 20 (3.50%) .NET Developer
15 20 (3.50%) IT Manager
15 20 (3.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (17.69%) Web Services
2 59 (10.33%) .NET
3 38 (6.65%) Spring
4 35 (6.13%) XML
5 23 (4.03%) HTML
6 22 (3.85%) Hibernate
7 21 (3.68%) AngularJS
8 19 (3.33%) CSS
9 17 (2.98%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (2.98%) Struts
10 16 (2.80%) JPA
10 16 (2.80%) Vaadin
11 15 (2.63%) RESTful
12 14 (2.45%) React
13 12 (2.10%) ASP.NET
13 12 (2.10%) Node.js
14 11 (1.93%) .NET Framework
15 10 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 8 (1.40%) .NET Core
16 8 (1.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 134 (23.47%) Fixed Income
2 92 (16.11%) Equities
3 79 (13.84%) Derivative
4 72 (12.61%) Hedge funds
5 54 (9.46%) Reference Data
6 47 (8.23%) Greenfield Project
7 38 (6.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 28 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (4.73%) Management Information System
10 24 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
10 24 (4.20%) SWIFT
11 23 (4.03%) Mobile App
12 21 (3.68%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.75%) User Experience
14 7 (1.23%) Virtual Team
15 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
16 5 (0.88%) Credit Risk
17 4 (0.70%) Algorithms
17 4 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.51%) Windows
2 52 (9.11%) Linux
3 29 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 28 (4.90%) Unix
5 9 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.70%) CentOS
8 4 (0.70%) Solaris
9 3 (0.53%) Android
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (23.82%) Asset Management
3 127 (22.24%) Investment Management
4 87 (15.24%) Mentoring
5 83 (14.54%) Change Management
6 78 (13.66%) CRM
7 73 (12.78%) ITIL
8 68 (11.91%) Analytics
9 67 (11.73%) Business Analysis
10 54 (9.46%) Machine Learning
11 47 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (8.23%) Scrum
12 45 (7.88%) Portfolio Management
12 45 (7.88%) Strategic Roadmap
13 44 (7.71%) DevOps
14 43 (7.53%) Business Transformation
14 43 (7.53%) TDD
15 42 (7.36%) Collaborative Working
15 42 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (7.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 218 (38.18%) SQL
2 106 (18.56%) Python
3 92 (16.11%) C#
4 81 (14.19%) Java
5 53 (9.28%) VBA
6 39 (6.83%) PowerShell
7 31 (5.43%) JavaScript
8 25 (4.38%) R
9 18 (3.15%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.63%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.23%) C++
13 6 (1.05%) Perl
13 6 (1.05%) PHP
13 6 (1.05%) VBScript
14 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.53%) C
15 3 (0.53%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 79 (13.84%) Degree
2 41 (7.18%) CFA
3 39 (6.83%) CIMA
4 4 (0.70%) CCNA
4 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.70%) PMP
4 4 (0.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.53%) PhD
5 3 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.18%) ACCA
7 1 (0.18%) CCNP
7 1 (0.18%) CISMP
7 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.60%) Data Quality
2 29 (5.08%) QA
3 13 (2.28%) PMO
4 8 (1.40%) SLA
5 6 (1.05%) EMIR
5 6 (1.05%) MiFID
6 3 (0.53%) GAAP
6 3 (0.53%) IFRS
6 3 (0.53%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.35%) GDPR
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.18%) NCSC
8 1 (0.18%) P3O
8 1 (0.18%) PSD2
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.95%) Docker
3 15 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 15 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (2.10%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.05%) XenApp
7 5 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.18%) ACF2
10 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.18%) vSphere
10 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (3.50%) Ansible
1 20 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (3.50%) Puppet
2 17 (2.98%) SCCM
3 12 (2.10%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (1.75%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 6 (1.05%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.70%) Control-M
7 4 (0.70%) Terraform
8 3 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.53%) MOM
8 3 (0.53%) SCOM
8 3 (0.53%) WSUS
9 2 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 84 (14.71%) Bloomberg
2 77 (13.49%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.83%) Reuters
4 38 (6.65%) Casewise
4 38 (6.65%) Citrix
5 30 (5.25%) VMware
6 28 (4.90%) Oracle
7 23 (4.03%) SimCorp
8 15 (2.63%) Cisco
8 15 (2.63%) Veeam
9 14 (2.45%) Avaya
10 13 (2.28%) Dell
10 13 (2.28%) HP
10 13 (2.28%) Sybase
11 12 (2.10%) EqualLogic
11 12 (2.10%) Nimble Storage
11 12 (2.10%) ProCurve
11 12 (2.10%) Sophos
12 10 (1.75%) Charles River
12 10 (1.75%) Salesforce.com