Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 279 310 296
Rank change year-on-year +31 -14 -60
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 559 641 777
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.15% 1.05% 1.12%
As % of the General category 2.34% 2.15% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 518 461 635
Median annual salary £75,000 £68,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.49% +1.48% -2.17%
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £138,750 £98,750 £100,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -8.33%

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 23,852 29,877 35,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.91% 48.88% 50.90%
Number of salaries quoted 18,843 23,525 28,406
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +40 137 £67,500 +12.50% 37
South London +7 11 £47,500 +26.67% 3
North London -14 3 £80,000 +128.57%
East London +5 2 £26,500 -77.45% 4
West London -31 2 £65,000 -13.33% 8
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 261 (46.69%) SQL
2 221 (39.53%) Finance
3 177 (31.66%) Front Office
4 152 (27.19%) Asset Management
4 152 (27.19%) Investment Management
5 148 (26.48%) Fixed Income
6 139 (24.87%) Mentoring
7 138 (24.69%) Python
8 137 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
9 132 (23.61%) Derivative
10 128 (22.90%) AWS
11 123 (22.00%) Web Services
12 118 (21.11%) Equities
13 116 (20.75%) Hedge funds
14 114 (20.39%) Bloomberg
15 110 (19.68%) Analytics
16 109 (19.50%) Machine Learning
17 102 (18.25%) Reference Data
18 92 (16.46%) Java
19 81 (14.49%) SQL Server
20 77 (13.77%) Microsoft
20 77 (13.77%) Change Management
21 76 (13.60%) Degree
22 74 (13.24%) C#
23 70 (12.52%) Banking
24 69 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
25 67 (11.99%) Greenfield Project
26 62 (11.09%) Windows
27 61 (10.91%) Markit EDM
28 60 (10.73%) Data Management

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 22 (3.94%) IIS
2 21 (3.76%) Skype for Business
3 17 (3.04%) CMS
4 16 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.43%) Confluence
6 6 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.72%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.36%) JBoss
10 2 (0.36%) Kentico
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.18%) Drupal
11 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 38 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 61 (10.91%) Markit EDM
2 59 (10.55%) Eagle PACE
3 58 (10.38%) PolarLake
4 6 (1.07%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.89%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.72%) Bloomberg AIM
6 4 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.36%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.36%) Softmar
8 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.18%) Endur
8 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.18%) LongView
8 1 (0.18%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 128 (22.90%) AWS
2 53 (9.48%) Azure
3 32 (5.72%) PaaS
4 30 (5.37%) Office 365
5 21 (3.76%) SaaS
6 11 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (1.97%) IaaS
7 7 (1.25%) Serverless
8 6 (1.07%) GCP
9 5 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.72%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (0.72%) GitHub
10 4 (0.72%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.54%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 1 (0.18%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.18%) G Suite
12 1 (0.18%) Linode
12 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.22%) Skype
2 13 (2.33%) Intranet
3 12 (2.15%) SAN
3 12 (2.15%) VoIP
4 9 (1.61%) DHCP
4 9 (1.61%) DNS
4 9 (1.61%) Firewall
4 9 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.43%) Extranet
6 5 (0.89%) WinSCP
7 4 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.72%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.54%) VPN
9 2 (0.36%) H.323
9 2 (0.36%) Internet
9 2 (0.36%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.18%) AMQP
10 1 (0.18%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.79%) MySQL
6 8 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.07%) KDB
9 4 (0.72%) MS Access
9 4 (0.72%) Power BI
9 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.54%) Flink
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.54%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.68%) JIRA
3 13 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.97%) GitLab
5 6 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.72%) Moq
7 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.54%) Maven
8 3 (0.54%) Subversion
9 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.36%) git-flow
9 2 (0.36%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.18%) Ant
10 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.18%) Postman
10 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 221 (39.53%) Finance
2 177 (31.66%) Front Office
3 70 (12.52%) Banking
4 40 (7.16%) Marketing
5 36 (6.44%) Legal
6 25 (4.47%) Financial Institution
7 20 (3.58%) Retail
8 18 (3.22%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.97%) Games
9 11 (1.97%) Public Sector
9 11 (1.97%) Publishing
9 11 (1.97%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.79%) Music Industry
11 8 (1.43%) Law
12 4 (0.72%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.18%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
14 1 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 147 (26.30%) Developer
2 103 (18.43%) Analyst
3 70 (12.52%) Java Developer
4 60 (10.73%) Data Manager
5 56 (10.02%) Business Analyst
6 34 (6.08%) Senior Developer
7 33 (5.90%) Support Manager
8 28 (5.01%) C# Developer
9 25 (4.47%) Senior Java Developer
9 25 (4.47%) Support Analyst
10 24 (4.29%) Applications Support
10 24 (4.29%) Support Engineer
11 21 (3.76%) Change Manager
11 21 (3.76%) SQL Developer
12 20 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (3.40%) Python Developer
14 18 (3.22%) Head of Analytics
14 18 (3.22%) Head of Data Analytics
14 18 (3.22%) Head of Data Management
15 17 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (22.00%) Web Services
2 43 (7.69%) .NET
2 43 (7.69%) CSS
3 36 (6.44%) HTML
4 33 (5.90%) Spring
5 27 (4.83%) XML
6 26 (4.65%) HTML5
7 23 (4.11%) J2EE
8 21 (3.76%) J2SE
8 21 (3.76%) JDBC
9 20 (3.58%) .NET Framework
10 19 (3.40%) FIX Protocol
11 18 (3.22%) .NET Core
12 17 (3.04%) Middleware
13 14 (2.50%) ASP.NET
13 14 (2.50%) React
14 13 (2.33%) CSS3
15 12 (2.15%) AngularJS
15 12 (2.15%) Node.js
16 11 (1.97%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 148 (26.48%) Fixed Income
2 132 (23.61%) Derivative
3 118 (21.11%) Equities
4 116 (20.75%) Hedge funds
5 102 (18.25%) Reference Data
6 67 (11.99%) Greenfield Project
7 54 (9.66%) Mobile App
8 45 (8.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 38 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (5.19%) User Experience
11 20 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.97%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.97%) SWIFT
13 10 (1.79%) Management Information System
14 9 (1.61%) Credit Risk
15 6 (1.07%) Online Games
15 6 (1.07%) PKI
16 5 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
17 4 (0.72%) Clustering
17 4 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 62 (11.09%) Windows
2 59 (10.55%) Linux
3 28 (5.01%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.11%) Unix
5 22 (3.94%) Android
5 22 (3.94%) Apple iOS
6 21 (3.76%) CentOS
7 14 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.79%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.89%) Solaris
10 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (27.19%) Asset Management
1 152 (27.19%) Investment Management
2 139 (24.87%) Mentoring
3 137 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (19.68%) Analytics
5 109 (19.50%) Machine Learning
6 77 (13.77%) Change Management
7 69 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
8 60 (10.73%) Data Management
9 58 (10.38%) Business Analysis
9 58 (10.38%) Enterprise Data Management
9 58 (10.38%) Performance Attribution
10 57 (10.20%) CRM
10 57 (10.20%) Data Analytics
11 54 (9.66%) Project Management
12 50 (8.94%) Artificial Intelligence
13 49 (8.77%) Project Delivery
14 45 (8.05%) DevOps
14 45 (8.05%) Master Data Management
15 43 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 261 (46.69%) SQL
2 138 (24.69%) Python
3 92 (16.46%) Java
4 74 (13.24%) C#
5 58 (10.38%) R
6 46 (8.23%) VBA
7 35 (6.26%) PowerShell
8 25 (4.47%) PL/SQL
9 24 (4.29%) PHP
9 24 (4.29%) T-SQL
10 21 (3.76%) JavaScript
11 14 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.33%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.25%) PHP 5
14 5 (0.89%) Perl
14 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.89%) VBScript
15 4 (0.72%) Java 8
16 2 (0.36%) Scala
16 2 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (13.60%) Degree
2 38 (6.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (1.25%) CIMA
5 6 (1.07%) CFA
5 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.89%) CCNA
6 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.72%) PMP
8 3 (0.54%) CISM
8 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.36%) CISSP
9 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) ISEB
9 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.36%) MCSE
9 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) MCSA
10 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.05%) Data Quality
2 30 (5.37%) QA
3 8 (1.43%) EMIR
3 8 (1.43%) MiFID
3 8 (1.43%) PMO
4 6 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.07%) NCSC
5 5 (0.89%) NIST
6 4 (0.72%) SLA
7 2 (0.36%) GDPR
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.18%) SEPA
8 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.37%) Docker
3 17 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (2.15%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.25%) XenApp
8 6 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.54%) vSphere
11 1 (0.18%) ACF2
11 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (3.94%) Ansible
2 18 (3.22%) SCCM
3 14 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (2.33%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.15%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.97%) Puppet
7 6 (1.07%) SCOM
7 6 (1.07%) WSUS
8 4 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.72%) MOM
9 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.18%) Salt
11 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 114 (20.39%) Bloomberg
2 77 (13.77%) Microsoft
3 59 (10.55%) Reuters
4 45 (8.05%) Oracle
5 33 (5.90%) Citrix
6 26 (4.65%) VMware
7 15 (2.68%) Veeam
8 14 (2.50%) Avaya
8 14 (2.50%) SAP
8 14 (2.50%) Sybase
9 12 (2.15%) EqualLogic
9 12 (2.15%) HP
9 12 (2.15%) Nimble Storage
9 12 (2.15%) ProCurve
9 12 (2.15%) Sophos
10 11 (1.97%) Dell
11 9 (1.61%) Cisco
11 9 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.43%) Sitecore
13 7 (1.25%) Calypso