Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 251 236
Rank change year-on-year -47 -15 -63
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 750 1,061 1,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.43% 1.46%
As % of the General category 2.20% 2.70% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 582 802 1,053
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 34,099 39,300 42,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 49.30% 53.01% 53.01%
Number of salaries quoted 26,365 28,399 36,739
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.56% +1.74%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,780 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 -16 207 £65,000 +8.33% 34
South London +7 15 £70,000 +21.74% 3
West London -6 13 £47,500 -17.39% 10
North London +11 7 £60,000 +71.43%
East London -16 5 £65,000 +30.00% 7
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 504 (67.20%) Finance
2 298 (39.73%) Banking
3 242 (32.27%) SQL
4 239 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
5 148 (19.73%) .NET
5 148 (19.73%) Microsoft
6 145 (19.33%) Java
7 137 (18.27%) Degree
8 131 (17.47%) C#
9 118 (15.73%) Front Office
10 116 (15.47%) Business Analysis
11 115 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
12 111 (14.80%) SQL Server
13 109 (14.53%) Change Management
14 108 (14.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 105 (14.00%) Project Management
16 95 (12.67%) Asset Management
17 94 (12.53%) Equities
17 94 (12.53%) Oracle
18 90 (12.00%) Linux
19 88 (11.73%) Windows
20 84 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
21 77 (10.27%) Derivative
22 74 (9.87%) Software Engineering
22 74 (9.87%) Investment Management
23 73 (9.73%) JavaScript
23 73 (9.73%) Fixed Income
24 72 (9.60%) ITIL
25 71 (9.47%) Legal
26 67 (8.93%) Scrum

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 34 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (1.87%) CMS
4 12 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.33%) IIS
7 8 (1.07%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.67%) Confluence
8 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.53%) WordPress
10 3 (0.40%) Drupal
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 39 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 25 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
1 25 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (1.33%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.67%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.53%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (0.53%) Workfront
5 3 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.40%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.27%) Endur
6 2 (0.27%) Misys Opics
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.27%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.87%) Office 365
4 9 (1.20%) SaaS
5 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.07%) PaaS
6 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.80%) IaaS
7 5 (0.67%) Trello
8 4 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.13%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.13%) Linode
11 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.87%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.60%) DHCP
2 12 (1.60%) DNS
3 10 (1.33%) Firewall
3 10 (1.33%) WAN
4 9 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (1.20%) Internet
5 8 (1.07%) Cisco PIX
5 8 (1.07%) Intranet
6 6 (0.80%) FTP
7 5 (0.67%) HTTP
7 5 (0.67%) LAN
8 4 (0.53%) AMQP
8 4 (0.53%) SAN
9 3 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.27%) SSH
11 1 (0.13%) Broadband
11 1 (0.13%) PBX
11 1 (0.13%) VoIP
11 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 32 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
6 19 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.00%) MySQL
8 11 (1.47%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.33%) DB2
10 9 (1.20%) Big Data
10 9 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.07%) QlikView
11 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.80%) OLAP
12 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 49 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.00%) Selenium
3 27 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 23 (3.07%) TeamCity
6 22 (2.93%) JIRA
7 21 (2.80%) Maven
8 18 (2.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 17 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (1.87%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (1.20%) MSBuild
13 8 (1.07%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.07%) Hudson
14 7 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.67%) Ant
15 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 4 (0.53%) Subversion
16 4 (0.53%) Vagrant
17 3 (0.40%) JUnit
General
1 504 (67.20%) Finance
2 298 (39.73%) Banking
3 118 (15.73%) Front Office
4 71 (9.47%) Legal
5 65 (8.67%) Marketing
6 62 (8.27%) Investment Banking
7 57 (7.60%) Retail
8 41 (5.47%) Financial Institution
9 37 (4.93%) Corporate Banking
10 25 (3.33%) General Ledger
11 11 (1.47%) Private Banking
12 10 (1.33%) Telecoms
13 8 (1.07%) Billing
13 8 (1.07%) Games
13 8 (1.07%) Local Government
13 8 (1.07%) Publishing
14 6 (0.80%) Law
15 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.40%) French Language
16 3 (0.40%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 268 (35.73%) Analyst
2 190 (25.33%) Developer
3 137 (18.27%) Business Analyst
4 115 (15.33%) Banking Analyst
5 65 (8.67%) Applications Support
6 63 (8.40%) C# Developer
7 60 (8.00%) Support Analyst
8 59 (7.87%) Java Developer
9 55 (7.33%) Architect
9 55 (7.33%) Project Manager
10 47 (6.27%) Applications Support Analyst
11 46 (6.13%) Banking Business Analyst
12 38 (5.07%) Financial Analyst
13 37 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
14 34 (4.53%) Junior
15 33 (4.40%) Software Developer
16 32 (4.27%) Finance Business Analyst
17 31 (4.13%) Business Change Analyst
17 31 (4.13%) Business Change Business Analyst
17 31 (4.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (19.73%) .NET
2 49 (6.53%) HTML
3 47 (6.27%) J2EE
4 46 (6.13%) ASP.NET
4 46 (6.13%) Spring
5 45 (6.00%) Web Services
6 41 (5.47%) AngularJS
7 38 (5.07%) CSS
8 36 (4.80%) .NET Framework
9 34 (4.53%) WPF
10 28 (3.73%) React
11 27 (3.60%) WinForms
12 26 (3.47%) LAMP
12 26 (3.47%) XML
13 24 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (2.93%) J2SE
15 21 (2.80%) HTML5
15 21 (2.80%) Spring Boot
16 20 (2.67%) FIX Protocol
17 18 (2.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 108 (14.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 94 (12.53%) Equities
3 84 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (10.27%) Derivative
5 73 (9.73%) Fixed Income
6 61 (8.13%) Fintech
7 56 (7.47%) Computer Science
8 55 (7.33%) Hedge funds
9 41 (5.47%) Management Information System
10 38 (5.07%) Mobile App
10 38 (5.07%) SWIFT
10 38 (5.07%) Virtual Team
11 34 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (2.67%) User Experience
13 19 (2.53%) Market Risk
14 18 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
14 18 (2.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 17 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
16 15 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
16 15 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 90 (12.00%) Linux
2 88 (11.73%) Windows
3 50 (6.67%) Unix
4 30 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.67%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.67%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.87%) Solaris
7 11 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.53%) Android
11 4 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.53%) BlackBerry OS
11 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (15.47%) Business Analysis
3 115 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
4 109 (14.53%) Change Management
5 105 (14.00%) Project Management
6 95 (12.67%) Asset Management
7 74 (9.87%) Investment Management
7 74 (9.87%) Software Engineering
8 72 (9.60%) ITIL
9 67 (8.93%) Scrum
9 67 (8.93%) Target Operating Model
10 64 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (8.27%) MVC
12 60 (8.00%) DevOps
13 57 (7.60%) SOA
14 53 (7.07%) Analytics
14 53 (7.07%) Microservices
15 50 (6.67%) SDLC
16 49 (6.53%) Risk Management
17 46 (6.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 242 (32.27%) SQL
2 145 (19.33%) Java
3 131 (17.47%) C#
4 73 (9.73%) JavaScript
5 47 (6.27%) Python
6 33 (4.40%) VBA
7 31 (4.13%) PL/SQL
8 30 (4.00%) PHP
9 29 (3.87%) C++
10 25 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.07%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 17 (2.27%) Scala
14 16 (2.13%) Clojure
14 16 (2.13%) Groovy
14 16 (2.13%) Java 8
14 16 (2.13%) Kotlin
15 14 (1.87%) Perl
15 14 (1.87%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 137 (18.27%) Degree
2 19 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 19 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (2.00%) PMI Certification
4 13 (1.73%) CCNA
4 13 (1.73%) CFA
4 13 (1.73%) CIMA
4 13 (1.73%) PMP
5 8 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.07%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (0.67%) MBA
8 4 (0.53%) ISEB
8 4 (0.53%) MCSE
8 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.40%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.07%) MiFID
2 40 (5.33%) QA
3 21 (2.80%) SLA
4 20 (2.67%) GDPR
5 16 (2.13%) PSD2
6 13 (1.73%) PMO
7 10 (1.33%) Data Quality
7 10 (1.33%) EMIR
8 8 (1.07%) SEPA
9 4 (0.53%) AIFMD
9 4 (0.53%) FATCA
10 3 (0.40%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.40%) TARGET2
11 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (4.93%) Docker
2 34 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.87%) VMware Workstation
5 12 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.33%) XenApp
7 8 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (1.07%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.13%) Gluster
11 1 (0.13%) iptables
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.13%) NFS
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (2.13%) Prometheus
2 15 (2.00%) Control-M
3 10 (1.33%) SCCM
3 10 (1.33%) WSUS
4 9 (1.20%) SCOM
5 8 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (1.07%) MOM
6 7 (0.93%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.80%) Puppet
8 5 (0.67%) Ansible
8 5 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.67%) Terraform
9 4 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.40%) cPanel
11 2 (0.27%) CloudHub
11 2 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.27%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 148 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 94 (12.53%) Oracle
3 39 (5.20%) IBM
4 31 (4.13%) Sybase
5 24 (3.20%) VMware
6 22 (2.93%) Murex
7 17 (2.27%) Zend
8 16 (2.13%) Citrix
9 14 (1.87%) Cisco
10 11 (1.47%) SAP
11 10 (1.33%) Blue Prism
11 10 (1.33%) McAfee
11 10 (1.33%) SimCorp
12 9 (1.20%) Calypso
12 9 (1.20%) Tableau
13 8 (1.07%) F5
13 8 (1.07%) FactSet
13 8 (1.07%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.07%) Wallstreet Suite
14 7 (0.93%) UiPath