Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 179 324
Rank change year-on-year -158 +145 -15
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 480 365 554
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.96% 1.89% 1.01%
As % of the General category 1.53% 3.23% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 307 343 450
10th Percentile £50,000 £54,380 £40,000
25th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £87,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.43% +25.00% +3.70%
75th Percentile £90,875 £115,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £130,000 £143,750 £100,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +9.09%

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 31,285 11,290 33,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 62.52% 58.35% 61.24%
Number of salaries quoted 19,466 9,412 26,509
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £34,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £89,531 £83,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £101,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,638
% change year-on-year - +7.20% +3.15%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -36 55 £77,500 +6.90% 20
South London -22 5 £42,500 - 1
West London -81 1 - - 4
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 203 (42.29%) Finance
2 177 (36.88%) SQL
3 132 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (25.00%) Social Skills
5 109 (22.71%) Python
6 102 (21.25%) Software Engineering
7 99 (20.63%) Java
8 97 (20.21%) Linux
9 96 (20.00%) Microservices
10 85 (17.71%) C#
11 77 (16.04%) Banking
11 77 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
12 76 (15.83%) Docker
13 74 (15.42%) Kubernetes
14 73 (15.21%) REST
15 70 (14.58%) Oracle
16 67 (13.96%) RabbitMQ
17 65 (13.54%) .NET
18 64 (13.33%) MongoDB
19 63 (13.13%) React
20 62 (12.92%) Fintech
21 61 (12.71%) Spring Boot
21 61 (12.71%) NoSQL
22 60 (12.50%) Games
23 59 (12.29%) JavaScript
24 57 (11.88%) Unix
25 56 (11.67%) Degree
26 54 (11.25%) SQL Server
27 53 (11.04%) Computer Science
27 53 (11.04%) Spring

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 (5.63%) Tornado
2 18 (3.75%) Apache
2 18 (3.75%) Apache TomEE
2 18 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.71%) IIS
4 7 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.25%) Confluence
6 5 (1.04%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.42%) Moodle
8 2 (0.42%) nginx
8 2 (0.42%) Totara
9 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (3.13%) GIMP
4 15 (3.13%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.04%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (1.67%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (1.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (1.46%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.83%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 4 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.63%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.42%) Minerva
5 2 (0.42%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (0.42%) Orchestrade
5 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.42%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.38%) Azure
2 42 (8.75%) AWS
3 39 (8.13%) GitHub
4 38 (7.92%) SaaS
5 15 (3.13%) GCP
5 15 (3.13%) PaaS
6 11 (2.29%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.29%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.67%) Asana
8 7 (1.46%) IaaS
8 7 (1.46%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.25%) Azure Service Bus
9 6 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.25%) Serverless
10 5 (1.04%) Azure Key Vault
10 5 (1.04%) Microsoft 365
11 4 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.75%) AMQP
2 16 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.88%) DNS
4 7 (1.46%) DHCP
5 6 (1.25%) FIX Connectivity
5 6 (1.25%) HTTP
5 6 (1.25%) Network Security
6 5 (1.04%) SSH
7 3 (0.63%) Firewall
8 2 (0.42%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.42%) Broadband
8 2 (0.42%) Internet
8 2 (0.42%) Multicast
8 2 (0.42%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.42%) VSAN
8 2 (0.42%) WAN
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.21%) NBAP
9 1 (0.21%) Skype
9 1 (0.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 61 (12.71%) NoSQL
3 54 (11.25%) SQL Server
4 41 (8.54%) Relational Database
5 32 (6.67%) Redis
6 24 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (3.33%) Oracle Database
10 14 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (2.92%) Hazelcast
10 14 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (2.29%) GIS
12 8 (1.67%) MySQL
12 8 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.46%) Big Data
13 7 (1.46%) Power BI
14 6 (1.25%) MariaDB
15 5 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 47 (9.79%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 24 (5.00%) JIRA
3 16 (3.33%) JUnit
3 16 (3.33%) Maven
3 16 (3.33%) Mockito
4 15 (3.13%) Mocha
5 14 (2.92%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.88%) Sinon.JS
6 9 (1.88%) webpack
7 8 (1.67%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.46%) Subversion
8 7 (1.46%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.46%) Visual Studio Code
9 6 (1.25%) Jasmine
9 6 (1.25%) MSTest
9 6 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.83%) GitLab
10 4 (0.83%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 203 (42.29%) Finance
2 120 (25.00%) Social Skills
3 77 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (16.04%) Banking
4 60 (12.50%) Games
5 50 (10.42%) Front Office
6 41 (8.54%) Legal
7 36 (7.50%) Online Betting
8 26 (5.42%) Investment Banking
8 26 (5.42%) Retail
9 22 (4.58%) Financial Institution
10 16 (3.33%) Marketing
11 13 (2.71%) Organisational Skills
11 13 (2.71%) Prime Brokerage
12 10 (2.08%) Billing
13 9 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (1.88%) Influencing Skills
13 9 (1.88%) Presentation Skills
14 8 (1.67%) General Ledger
14 8 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 174 (36.25%) Developer
2 71 (14.79%) Analyst
3 53 (11.04%) Applications Support
4 42 (8.75%) Consultant
4 42 (8.75%) Software Developer
5 36 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 35 (7.29%) Support Analyst
7 33 (6.88%) Architect
8 26 (5.42%) Software Engineer
9 25 (5.21%) Applications Support Analyst
9 25 (5.21%) Business Analyst
9 25 (5.21%) C# Developer
10 24 (5.00%) Backend Developer
11 22 (4.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 21 (4.38%) .NET Developer
12 21 (4.38%) Senior Developer
13 20 (4.17%) Lead Developer
14 19 (3.96%) Senior Software Engineer
14 19 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (3.75%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (15.21%) REST
2 67 (13.96%) RabbitMQ
3 65 (13.54%) .NET
4 63 (13.13%) React
5 61 (12.71%) Spring Boot
6 53 (11.04%) Spring
7 44 (9.17%) CSS
8 40 (8.33%) Redux
8 40 (8.33%) RESTful
9 39 (8.13%) HTML
10 38 (7.92%) AngularJS
11 35 (7.29%) Web Services
12 34 (7.08%) Vue.js
13 32 (6.67%) Spring MVC
14 25 (5.21%) FIX Protocol
15 22 (4.58%) ASP.NET
15 22 (4.58%) JSON
16 19 (3.96%) Jest
17 18 (3.75%) JAX-RS
17 18 (3.75%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.75%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (8.54%) User Experience
3 38 (7.92%) Blog
3 38 (7.92%) Equities
4 33 (6.88%) Hedge funds
5 32 (6.67%) Fixed Income
6 25 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (5.00%) Derivative
8 23 (4.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (3.54%) SWIFT
10 15 (3.13%) Client/Server
11 14 (2.92%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.67%) Market Risk
13 7 (1.46%) Credit Derivative
13 7 (1.46%) Legacy Systems
13 7 (1.46%) Renewable Energy
14 6 (1.25%) Reference Data
15 5 (1.04%) Credit Risk
15 5 (1.04%) Management Information System
15 5 (1.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 97 (20.21%) Linux
2 57 (11.88%) Unix
3 47 (9.79%) Windows
4 14 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.25%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.04%) CentOS
8 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.42%) Android
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (21.25%) Software Engineering
3 96 (20.00%) Microservices
4 62 (12.92%) Fintech
5 53 (11.04%) Computer Science
5 53 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (10.63%) Project Management
7 47 (9.79%) Analytics
7 47 (9.79%) MVC
8 41 (8.54%) DevOps
9 38 (7.92%) Full Stack Development
10 37 (7.71%) Information Management
10 37 (7.71%) Risk Management
11 36 (7.50%) Mentoring
12 33 (6.88%) Open Source
12 33 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (6.67%) Software Testing
14 31 (6.46%) TDD
15 30 (6.25%) Asset Management
15 30 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 177 (36.88%) SQL
2 109 (22.71%) Python
3 99 (20.63%) Java
4 85 (17.71%) C#
5 59 (12.29%) JavaScript
6 45 (9.38%) C++
7 27 (5.63%) R
8 25 (5.21%) TypeScript
9 20 (4.17%) Kotlin
10 19 (3.96%) C
11 16 (3.33%) MATLAB
11 16 (3.33%) PowerShell
12 15 (3.13%) VBA
13 14 (2.92%) Java 8
14 12 (2.50%) ES6
14 12 (2.50%) Perl
15 8 (1.67%) Haskell
16 6 (1.25%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.25%) VBScript
17 5 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (11.67%) Degree
2 23 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.67%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.25%) CHECK Team Member
4 6 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.04%) ACCA
5 5 (1.04%) CIMA
5 5 (1.04%) CISA
5 5 (1.04%) CISM
5 5 (1.04%) CISSP
5 5 (1.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 4 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.83%) GCIA
6 4 (0.83%) GCIH
6 4 (0.83%) GSEC
6 4 (0.83%) HNC
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.83%) SANS
6 4 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.13%) QA
2 9 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.25%) GDPR
4 5 (1.04%) Accessibility
5 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.83%) SOC 1
5 4 (0.83%) SOC 2
5 4 (0.83%) SOC 3
6 3 (0.63%) PMO
7 2 (0.42%) SLA
8 1 (0.21%) EMIR
8 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 76 (15.83%) Docker
2 11 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.25%) Ceph
4 4 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (15.42%) Kubernetes
2 22 (4.58%) Terraform
3 8 (1.67%) Ansible
3 8 (1.67%) SCCM
4 6 (1.25%) Galera Cluster
4 6 (1.25%) MOM
5 4 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.83%) SCOM
6 2 (0.42%) Control-M
6 2 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.42%) Grafana
6 2 (0.42%) Nagios
6 2 (0.42%) Packer
6 2 (0.42%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.42%) Puppet
7 1 (0.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 70 (14.58%) Oracle
2 45 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.42%) Bloomberg
4 24 (5.00%) Workday
5 21 (4.38%) ServiceNow
6 19 (3.96%) Red Hat
7 16 (3.33%) Charles River
8 15 (3.13%) Adobe
9 10 (2.08%) Cisco
9 10 (2.08%) SimCorp
10 9 (1.88%) Fidessa
11 8 (1.67%) SAP
12 7 (1.46%) HP
12 7 (1.46%) Murex
12 7 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.25%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.25%) Concur
13 6 (1.25%) Percona
13 6 (1.25%) Trayport
14 5 (1.04%) Sage