Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 307 256 215
Rank change year-on-year -51 -41 -45
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 662 942 1,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.05% 1.34% 1.58%
As % of the General category 2.19% 2.54% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 464 729 956
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £93,000 £98,125
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% - -

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 30,168 37,117 36,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.93% 52.79% 52.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23,851 27,877 31,337
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -48 145 £60,000 -13.67% 32
West London +57 47 £68,750 +96.43% 22
South London -18 11 £67,500 +55.17%
East London +15 1 £117,500 - 4
North London +9 1 £39,000 -22.00% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 406 (61.33%) Finance
2 296 (44.71%) Banking
3 211 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
4 189 (28.55%) SQL
5 153 (23.11%) .NET
6 147 (22.21%) Front Office
7 145 (21.90%) Problem-Solving
8 133 (20.09%) Analytical Skills
9 132 (19.94%) Microsoft
10 127 (19.18%) C#
11 122 (18.43%) Java
11 122 (18.43%) Oracle
12 120 (18.13%) Windows
13 111 (16.77%) Degree
14 105 (15.86%) JavaScript
15 102 (15.41%) SQL Server
16 99 (14.95%) Investment Management
17 97 (14.65%) Linux
18 95 (14.35%) Equities
19 88 (13.29%) Fixed Income
20 81 (12.24%) Asset Management
21 80 (12.08%) HTML
22 78 (11.78%) Business Analysis
23 71 (10.73%) Project Management
24 69 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 68 (10.27%) ASP.NET
25 68 (10.27%) Derivative
26 67 (10.12%) Unix
27 66 (9.97%) Hedge funds
28 64 (9.67%) 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 25 (3.78%) Confluence
2 23 (3.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (3.02%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.57%) IIS
5 13 (1.96%) CMS
6 12 (1.81%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.81%) Oracle Coherence
7 11 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.76%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.76%) SAS
11 5 (0.76%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (2.87%) thinkFolio
2 18 (2.72%) Markit EDM
3 17 (2.57%) Front Arena
4 10 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.21%) Eagle PACE
6 5 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.60%) SunGard GMI
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.45%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.45%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.30%) Kondor
9 2 (0.30%) SAP FS
9 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.02%) Office 365
3 8 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (0.91%) SaaS
5 3 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.45%) IaaS
5 3 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (0.45%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.45%) PaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.15%) Boomi
7 1 (0.15%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.15%) G Suite
7 1 (0.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.15%) NuGet
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.72%) Internet
2 11 (1.66%) WAN
3 9 (1.36%) LAN
4 6 (0.91%) FTP
4 6 (0.91%) SAN
4 6 (0.91%) Wireless
5 4 (0.60%) Intranet
5 4 (0.60%) SSH
6 3 (0.45%) Firewall
6 3 (0.45%) PBX
6 3 (0.45%) VPN
7 2 (0.30%) DNS
7 2 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.30%) VoIP
7 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.15%) DHCP
8 1 (0.15%) HTTP
8 1 (0.15%) MPLS
8 1 (0.15%) SMTP
8 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.83%) Oracle Database
3 27 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (3.17%) Amazon Aurora
5 21 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (1.36%) OLAP
9 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.76%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.76%) Data Mart
10 5 (0.76%) OLTP
11 4 (0.60%) Big Data
11 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.45%) Power BI
12 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 47 (7.10%) JIRA
2 39 (5.89%) Subversion
3 32 (4.83%) Maven
3 32 (4.83%) Selenium
4 26 (3.93%) Visual Studio
5 24 (3.63%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.63%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.17%) Bitbucket
7 17 (2.57%) TeamCity
8 16 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (1.81%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.81%) Hudson
9 12 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (1.66%) JUnit
10 11 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (1.66%) TestNG
11 6 (0.91%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.60%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.60%) webpack
General
1 406 (61.33%) Finance
2 296 (44.71%) Banking
3 147 (22.21%) Front Office
4 58 (8.76%) Investment Banking
5 53 (8.01%) Retail
6 50 (7.55%) Marketing
7 39 (5.89%) Legal
8 25 (3.78%) Financial Institution
9 24 (3.63%) Telecoms
10 23 (3.47%) Corporate Banking
11 19 (2.87%) French Language
11 19 (2.87%) General Ledger
12 18 (2.72%) German Language
13 13 (1.96%) Billing
14 12 (1.81%) Law
15 9 (1.36%) Publishing
16 5 (0.76%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.76%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.60%) Games
18 3 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 234 (35.35%) Analyst
2 113 (17.07%) Developer
3 98 (14.80%) Applications Support
3 98 (14.80%) Business Analyst
4 94 (14.20%) Support Analyst
5 79 (11.93%) Applications Support Analyst
6 60 (9.06%) Banking Analyst
7 38 (5.74%) Consultant
8 32 (4.83%) Financial Analyst
9 28 (4.23%) Project Manager
10 26 (3.93%) .NET Developer
11 25 (3.78%) Senior Developer
12 24 (3.63%) IT Manager
12 24 (3.63%) Java Developer
13 23 (3.47%) SQL Developer
14 22 (3.32%) Test Analyst
15 21 (3.17%) Technical Leader
16 20 (3.02%) Applications Engineer
16 20 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
17 19 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (23.11%) .NET
2 80 (12.08%) HTML
3 68 (10.27%) ASP.NET
4 60 (9.06%) CSS
5 51 (7.70%) FIX Protocol
6 39 (5.89%) Web Services
7 38 (5.74%) AngularJS
8 32 (4.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (4.23%) Spring
9 28 (4.23%) XML
10 26 (3.93%) Node.js
11 25 (3.78%) React
12 24 (3.63%) WCF
13 23 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (3.32%) jQuery
14 22 (3.32%) JSON
15 21 (3.17%) .NET Core
16 20 (3.02%) REST
17 18 (2.72%) .NET Framework
18 17 (2.57%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 133 (20.09%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (14.35%) Equities
3 88 (13.29%) Fixed Income
4 69 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 68 (10.27%) Derivative
6 66 (9.97%) Hedge funds
7 35 (5.29%) Fintech
8 28 (4.23%) Mobile App
9 27 (4.08%) SWIFT
10 26 (3.93%) Virtual Team
11 22 (3.32%) Management Information System
12 21 (3.17%) IVR
13 15 (2.27%) PMI
14 14 (2.11%) Robotics
15 11 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
15 11 (1.66%) User Experience
16 9 (1.36%) Credit Risk
16 9 (1.36%) Market Risk
17 8 (1.21%) Data Structures
18 7 (1.06%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 120 (18.13%) Windows
2 97 (14.65%) Linux
3 67 (10.12%) Unix
4 44 (6.65%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.87%) Windows 7
7 18 (2.72%) Solaris
7 18 (2.72%) Windows 10
8 16 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.36%) CentOS
11 8 (1.21%) AIX
11 8 (1.21%) Fedora
11 8 (1.21%) HPUX
12 7 (1.06%) Android
13 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (21.90%) Problem-Solving
3 99 (14.95%) Investment Management
4 81 (12.24%) Asset Management
5 78 (11.78%) Business Analysis
6 71 (10.73%) Project Management
7 64 (9.67%) Scrum
8 63 (9.52%) Test Automation
9 62 (9.37%) IT Strategy
9 62 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (9.21%) Change Management
11 55 (8.31%) CRM
11 55 (8.31%) DevOps
12 52 (7.85%) ITIL
13 47 (7.10%) MVC
14 44 (6.65%) Risk Management
15 40 (6.04%) GAP Analysis
16 38 (5.74%) Target Operating Model
17 36 (5.44%) Cash Management
17 36 (5.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 189 (28.55%) SQL
2 127 (19.18%) C#
3 122 (18.43%) Java
4 105 (15.86%) JavaScript
5 47 (7.10%) Python
6 27 (4.08%) C++
7 26 (3.93%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.47%) Bash Shell
8 23 (3.47%) Perl
9 22 (3.32%) VB
10 19 (2.87%) PHP
11 18 (2.72%) AWK
12 17 (2.57%) Java 8
13 16 (2.42%) C
13 16 (2.42%) PowerShell
14 14 (2.11%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.96%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.81%) VB.NET
17 8 (1.21%) R
17 8 (1.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 111 (16.77%) Degree
2 21 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (2.27%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.51%) CFA
5 9 (1.36%) MBA
6 8 (1.21%) APMG
6 8 (1.21%) CIMA
7 7 (1.06%) MCSE
7 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.60%) IIBA
8 4 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.45%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.45%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) ACCA
10 2 (0.30%) CCNA
10 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.30%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.40%) QA
2 31 (4.68%) MiFID
3 24 (3.63%) GDPR
4 15 (2.27%) PMO
5 9 (1.36%) PSD2
5 9 (1.36%) SEPA
6 7 (1.06%) SLA
7 5 (0.76%) EMIR
8 4 (0.60%) FATCA
8 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.45%) COBIT
9 3 (0.45%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.30%) Basel III
10 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.30%) IFRS
10 2 (0.30%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 32 (4.83%) Docker
2 18 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.91%) XenApp
5 3 (0.45%) vSphere
6 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (1.06%) Prometheus
3 7 (1.06%) SCCM
4 6 (0.91%) Ansible
4 6 (0.91%) Control-M
5 5 (0.76%) Terraform
6 4 (0.60%) SCOM
7 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.15%) logstash
9 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.15%) Netcool
9 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) Puppet
9 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 132 (19.94%) Microsoft
2 122 (18.43%) Oracle
3 29 (4.38%) Bloomberg
3 29 (4.38%) Red Hat
3 29 (4.38%) Reuters
4 25 (3.78%) Charles River
5 24 (3.63%) IBM
5 24 (3.63%) SimCorp
6 22 (3.32%) Calypso
7 18 (2.72%) Citrix
7 18 (2.72%) Sybase
8 15 (2.27%) ServiceNow
9 13 (1.96%) Sun
10 12 (1.81%) Fidessa
10 12 (1.81%) GoldenSource
10 12 (1.81%) SAP
11 11 (1.66%) VMware
12 10 (1.51%) FXall
12 10 (1.51%) Solace
13 9 (1.36%) Avaloq