Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 301 296 245
Rank change year-on-year -5 -51 -17
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 570 767 1,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.03% 1.12% 1.48%
As % of the General category 2.15% 2.21% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 451 585 827
London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%

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 26,489 34,721 41,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.08% 50.76% 54.82%
Number of salaries quoted 20,806 26,963 28,796
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 £102,500 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -31 141 £72,500 +3.57% 33
West London +26 29 £75,000 +25.00% 12
South London -6 10 £31,000 -60.00% 3
North London -1 7 £57,500 -4.17%
East London +25 4 £27,500 -59.26% 4
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 307 (53.86%) Finance
2 181 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (29.12%) SQL
4 150 (26.32%) Banking
5 127 (22.28%) Front Office
6 105 (18.42%) C#
7 100 (17.54%) Java
8 97 (17.02%) ITIL
8 97 (17.02%) Fixed Income
8 97 (17.02%) Degree
9 85 (14.91%) Asset Management
10 83 (14.56%) SQL Server
11 82 (14.39%) .NET
12 74 (12.98%) Investment Management
13 72 (12.63%) Business Analysis
14 68 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
15 64 (11.23%) Change Management
16 63 (11.05%) Equities
17 61 (10.70%) CRM
18 59 (10.35%) VBA
19 58 (10.18%) Python
19 58 (10.18%) Linux
20 57 (10.00%) Spring
21 53 (9.30%) Web Services
22 51 (8.95%) Scrum
22 51 (8.95%) Windows
23 50 (8.77%) Microsoft
24 47 (8.25%) Derivative
24 47 (8.25%) Strategic Roadmap
25 46 (8.07%) Unix

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 (4.74%) Tomcat
2 20 (3.51%) Confluence
3 19 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.81%) IIS
5 13 (2.28%) CMS
6 10 (1.75%) EPiServer
6 10 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.05%) SAS
7 6 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) 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%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (5.26%) thinkFolio
2 12 (2.11%) LongView
3 11 (1.93%) Eagle PACE
4 10 (1.75%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (1.58%) LatentZero
5 9 (1.58%) SimCorp Dimension
6 6 (1.05%) Bloomberg AIM
6 6 (1.05%) Eikon
7 2 (0.35%) Endur
7 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.35%) RMDS
7 2 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.35%) Sonata
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.18%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.18%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.84%) AWS
2 25 (4.39%) Azure
3 21 (3.68%) Office 365
4 14 (2.46%) SaaS
5 13 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (2.28%) PaaS
6 11 (1.93%) GCP
7 6 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.05%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.05%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.70%) IaaS
8 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.70%) Serverless
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) Google Play
9 1 (0.18%) NuGet
9 1 (0.18%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.46%) Firewall
1 14 (2.46%) LAN
2 13 (2.28%) Network Security
3 12 (2.11%) WAN
4 11 (1.93%) FIX Connectivity
4 11 (1.93%) VPN
5 9 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.23%) MPLS
6 7 (1.23%) Wireless
7 6 (1.05%) BGP
7 6 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (1.05%) Cisco ISE
7 6 (1.05%) DNS
7 6 (1.05%) EIGRP
7 6 (1.05%) Intranet
7 6 (1.05%) IPsec
7 6 (1.05%) OSPF
7 6 (1.05%) Skype
8 4 (0.70%) Internet
9 2 (0.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.28%) MySQL
6 11 (1.93%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.05%) Power BI
8 4 (0.70%) Big Data
8 4 (0.70%) OLAP
8 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.53%) KDB
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.53%) QlikView
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.35%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.35%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 45 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 44 (7.72%) JIRA
3 31 (5.44%) Maven
4 30 (5.26%) Subversion
5 29 (5.09%) Cucumber
6 22 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (2.46%) Git (software)
8 11 (1.93%) Selenium
9 9 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.58%) GitLab
10 8 (1.40%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.05%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.70%) Appium
13 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.53%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.53%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.53%) NUnit
13 3 (0.53%) Rational Performance Tester
13 3 (0.53%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 307 (53.86%) Finance
2 150 (26.32%) Banking
3 127 (22.28%) Front Office
4 45 (7.89%) Marketing
5 37 (6.49%) Legal
6 33 (5.79%) Investment Banking
7 32 (5.61%) Retail
8 20 (3.51%) Law
9 19 (3.33%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.93%) Public Sector
11 7 (1.23%) French Language
12 6 (1.05%) Advertising
12 6 (1.05%) German Language
12 6 (1.05%) Local Government
12 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.70%) Billing
13 4 (0.70%) Games
13 4 (0.70%) Publishing
14 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 180 (31.58%) Analyst
2 120 (21.05%) Developer
3 72 (12.63%) Support Analyst
4 63 (11.05%) Applications Support
5 57 (10.00%) Architect
5 57 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 52 (9.12%) Business Analyst
7 47 (8.25%) Applications Support Analyst
8 41 (7.19%) C# Developer
9 39 (6.84%) Senior Developer
10 33 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
11 29 (5.09%) .NET Developer
12 28 (4.91%) Banking Analyst
13 25 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
14 23 (4.04%) Support Engineer
15 22 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
15 22 (3.86%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (3.86%) Technical Leader
16 21 (3.68%) SQL Developer
17 19 (3.33%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (14.39%) .NET
2 57 (10.00%) Spring
3 53 (9.30%) Web Services
4 38 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 35 (6.14%) RESTful
6 31 (5.44%) JPA
7 28 (4.91%) XML
8 27 (4.74%) Struts
8 27 (4.74%) Vaadin
9 26 (4.56%) AngularJS
10 22 (3.86%) FIX Protocol
11 21 (3.68%) HTML
11 21 (3.68%) React
12 19 (3.33%) ASP.NET
13 17 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (2.63%) CSS
15 13 (2.28%) Node.js
16 9 (1.58%) WCF
17 8 (1.40%) .NET Framework
17 8 (1.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 97 (17.02%) Fixed Income
2 63 (11.05%) Equities
3 47 (8.25%) Derivative
4 39 (6.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 33 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (5.44%) Mobile App
7 29 (5.09%) Management Information System
8 28 (4.91%) Hedge funds
9 26 (4.56%) SWIFT
10 23 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (2.46%) Data Centre
12 12 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.75%) OTC Derivatives
13 10 (1.75%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.58%) User Experience
15 6 (1.05%) Credit Risk
15 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.05%) iSeries
15 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.88%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.18%) Linux
2 51 (8.95%) Windows
3 46 (8.07%) Unix
4 22 (3.86%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.28%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.93%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.05%) Android
8 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.70%) CentOS
9 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (17.02%) ITIL
3 85 (14.91%) Asset Management
4 74 (12.98%) Investment Management
5 72 (12.63%) Business Analysis
6 68 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
7 64 (11.23%) Change Management
8 61 (10.70%) CRM
9 51 (8.95%) Scrum
10 47 (8.25%) Strategic Roadmap
11 45 (7.89%) Portfolio Management
12 41 (7.19%) DevOps
13 40 (7.02%) Collaborative Working
13 40 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (6.67%) Project Management
15 37 (6.49%) E-Commerce
15 37 (6.49%) TDD
16 36 (6.32%) Business Transformation
16 36 (6.32%) Mentoring
16 36 (6.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 166 (29.12%) SQL
2 105 (18.42%) C#
3 100 (17.54%) Java
4 59 (10.35%) VBA
5 58 (10.18%) Python
6 40 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 21 (3.68%) VB.NET
8 18 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.98%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.93%) C++
11 7 (1.23%) Perl
12 6 (1.05%) C
12 6 (1.05%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.88%) ES6
14 4 (0.70%) Java 8
14 4 (0.70%) PHP
14 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (17.02%) Degree
2 40 (7.02%) CFA
3 35 (6.14%) CIMA
4 7 (1.23%) PhD
5 5 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.70%) CCNP
6 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.70%) ISEB
6 4 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.35%) CCNA
7 2 (0.35%) MBA
8 1 (0.18%) ACCA
8 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.18%) PMP
8 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.09%) QA
2 16 (2.81%) PMO
3 12 (2.11%) MiFID
4 9 (1.58%) EMIR
5 6 (1.05%) IFRS
5 6 (1.05%) IFRS 9
5 6 (1.05%) PSD2
5 6 (1.05%) SLA
6 5 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.53%) GAAP
8 3 (0.53%) GDPR
8 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.53%) SEPA
9 1 (0.18%) COBIT
9 1 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 32 (5.61%) Docker
2 27 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) XenApp
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (3.33%) Ansible
1 19 (3.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 14 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (2.46%) Puppet
3 11 (1.93%) SCCM
4 9 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.23%) Control-M
5 7 (1.23%) Terraform
6 6 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 50 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.72%) Bloomberg
3 38 (6.67%) Oracle
4 34 (5.96%) Casewise
5 23 (4.04%) Reuters
6 22 (3.86%) SimCorp
7 17 (2.98%) SAP
8 16 (2.81%) Charles River
8 16 (2.81%) Cisco
9 15 (2.63%) Citrix
9 15 (2.63%) IBM
9 15 (2.63%) VMware
10 12 (2.11%) Google
11 10 (1.75%) ATG
11 10 (1.75%) hybris
11 10 (1.75%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.23%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.23%) Fidessa
12 7 (1.23%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.05%) HP