Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 297 209 305
Rank change year-on-year -88 +96 +10
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 490 455 611
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.63% 1.07%
As % of the General category 1.75% 2.71% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 328 392 482
10th Percentile £48,675 £47,750 £46,375
25th Percentile £62,500 £58,563 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.45% +7.41%
75th Percentile £87,500 £105,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,750 £122,500 £96,125
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +14.94%

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 28,028 16,801 35,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 61.85% 60.29% 61.80%
Number of salaries quoted 17,750 13,495 28,176
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £34,292
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £47,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,512 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.75% +7.64% +5.00%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -19 67 £78,750 +21.15% 14
South London -8 5 £43,500 -8.42% 3
West London -34 1 £57,500 -11.54% 7
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 207 (42.24%) Finance
2 200 (40.82%) SQL
3 143 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (26.12%) Linux
5 119 (24.29%) Python
6 104 (21.22%) Social Skills
7 98 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 93 (18.98%) Java
9 92 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
10 91 (18.57%) Microservices
11 80 (16.33%) RabbitMQ
12 79 (16.12%) Unix
12 79 (16.12%) Banking
13 77 (15.71%) Oracle
13 77 (15.71%) REST
14 73 (14.90%) Windows
15 71 (14.49%) Games
16 70 (14.29%) MongoDB
16 70 (14.29%) Kubernetes
16 70 (14.29%) Docker
17 69 (14.08%) C#
18 65 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
19 64 (13.06%) NoSQL
20 63 (12.86%) JavaScript
21 62 (12.65%) .NET
22 58 (11.84%) React
22 58 (11.84%) Spring Boot
23 57 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
24 52 (10.61%) Spring
25 51 (10.41%) Git (software)

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 33 (6.73%) Tornado
2 26 (5.31%) Apache
2 26 (5.31%) Apache TomEE
2 26 (5.31%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.84%) Confluence
3 9 (1.84%) IIS
4 7 (1.43%) CMS
5 6 (1.22%) Moodle
5 6 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.22%) Totara
6 5 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.82%) nginx
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 17 (3.47%) GIMP
2 17 (3.47%) Photoshop
3 14 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.22%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.63%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (1.63%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (1.63%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (1.63%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.82%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.82%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (0.82%) PolarLake
6 3 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.41%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.41%) Orchestrade
7 2 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.20%) Minerva
8 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.41%) GitHub
2 41 (8.37%) SaaS
3 36 (7.35%) AWS
3 36 (7.35%) Azure
4 16 (3.27%) GCP
4 16 (3.27%) PaaS
5 13 (2.65%) Amazon S3
6 12 (2.45%) IaaS
7 11 (2.24%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.63%) Asana
8 8 (1.63%) Microsoft 365
8 8 (1.63%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.82%) Azure Key Vault
10 4 (0.82%) Azure Service Bus
10 4 (0.82%) Kong
11 3 (0.61%) Serverless
12 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.31%) AMQP
2 20 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.65%) SSH
4 12 (2.45%) DNS
5 8 (1.63%) DHCP
6 7 (1.43%) Network Security
7 6 (1.22%) HTTP
8 5 (1.02%) Internet
9 4 (0.82%) BIG-IP
9 4 (0.82%) VSAN
10 3 (0.61%) Firewall
11 2 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.41%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (0.41%) FIX Connectivity
11 2 (0.41%) WebEx
12 1 (0.20%) Intranet
12 1 (0.20%) NBAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 64 (13.06%) NoSQL
3 57 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (10.20%) Relational Database
5 47 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (9.39%) SQL Server
7 42 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (7.76%) Redis
9 17 (3.47%) Oracle Database
10 13 (2.65%) GIS
11 12 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (2.45%) Hazelcast
12 10 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.63%) Power BI
14 7 (1.43%) Big Data
14 7 (1.43%) MariaDB
14 7 (1.43%) MySQL
14 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (1.02%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 51 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.10%) JIRA
3 20 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.67%) Bitbucket
5 16 (3.27%) Mocha
6 14 (2.86%) Maven
7 12 (2.45%) JUnit
7 12 (2.45%) Mockito
8 9 (1.84%) Sinon.JS
8 9 (1.84%) Subversion
8 9 (1.84%) webpack
9 8 (1.63%) Visual Studio Code
10 7 (1.43%) Jasmine
10 7 (1.43%) MSTest
10 7 (1.43%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.82%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 207 (42.24%) Finance
2 104 (21.22%) Social Skills
3 92 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (16.12%) Banking
5 71 (14.49%) Games
6 49 (10.00%) Legal
7 48 (9.80%) Front Office
8 43 (8.78%) Online Betting
9 30 (6.12%) Investment Banking
10 28 (5.71%) Retail
11 24 (4.90%) Marketing
12 20 (4.08%) Financial Institution
13 10 (2.04%) Billing
13 10 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
14 9 (1.84%) Influencing Skills
14 9 (1.84%) Organisational Skills
15 8 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
15 8 (1.63%) General Ledger
15 8 (1.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 8 (1.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 179 (36.53%) Developer
2 86 (17.55%) Analyst
3 65 (13.27%) Applications Support
4 47 (9.59%) Software Developer
5 43 (8.78%) Consultant
6 41 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 41 (8.37%) Support Analyst
7 32 (6.53%) Business Analyst
8 29 (5.92%) Backend Developer
8 29 (5.92%) Lead Developer
9 28 (5.71%) Architect
10 26 (5.31%) Lead Java Developer
11 22 (4.49%) Applications Support Analyst
12 21 (4.29%) Senior Developer
13 20 (4.08%) .NET Developer
14 19 (3.88%) Software Engineer
15 18 (3.67%) Project Manager
16 17 (3.47%) Support Supervisor
16 17 (3.47%) Team Leader
16 17 (3.47%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (16.33%) RabbitMQ
2 77 (15.71%) REST
3 62 (12.65%) .NET
4 58 (11.84%) React
4 58 (11.84%) Spring Boot
5 52 (10.61%) Spring
6 50 (10.20%) CSS
6 50 (10.20%) RESTful
7 46 (9.39%) HTML
8 40 (8.16%) AngularJS
8 40 (8.16%) Web Services
9 38 (7.76%) Spring MVC
10 36 (7.35%) Vue.js
11 30 (6.12%) Redux
12 26 (5.31%) Apache Camel
12 26 (5.31%) Apache CXF
12 26 (5.31%) JAX-RS
12 26 (5.31%) JSP
12 26 (5.31%) Spring Security
12 26 (5.31%) Taglibs
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
2 43 (8.78%) User Experience
3 39 (7.96%) Blog
4 28 (5.71%) Derivative
4 28 (5.71%) Fixed Income
5 27 (5.51%) SWIFT
6 24 (4.90%) Equities
7 20 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (3.47%) Client/Server
8 17 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.65%) Hedge funds
10 10 (2.04%) Market Risk
10 10 (2.04%) Reference Data
10 10 (2.04%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.84%) Credit Derivative
12 7 (1.43%) Renewable Energy
13 6 (1.22%) Digital Media
14 5 (1.02%) Legacy Systems
15 4 (0.82%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.82%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 128 (26.12%) Linux
2 79 (16.12%) Unix
3 73 (14.90%) Windows
4 30 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.22%) CentOS
7 5 (1.02%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 91 (18.57%) Microservices
4 65 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (10.41%) Project Management
6 45 (9.18%) MVC
7 44 (8.98%) Fintech
7 44 (8.98%) Information Management
7 44 (8.98%) Mentoring
8 42 (8.57%) Computer Science
8 42 (8.57%) DevOps
8 42 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (8.37%) Project Delivery
10 40 (8.16%) Open Source
11 39 (7.96%) Analytics
12 38 (7.76%) Software Testing
13 36 (7.35%) Risk Management
14 33 (6.73%) Asset Management
14 33 (6.73%) ERP
14 33 (6.73%) Non-Blocking Code
Programming Languages
1 200 (40.82%) SQL
2 119 (24.29%) Python
3 93 (18.98%) Java
4 69 (14.08%) C#
5 63 (12.86%) JavaScript
6 41 (8.37%) C++
7 34 (6.94%) R
8 21 (4.29%) Perl
9 17 (3.47%) C
9 17 (3.47%) TypeScript
10 13 (2.65%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.45%) ES6
11 12 (2.45%) Java 8
11 12 (2.45%) Kotlin
11 12 (2.45%) VBA
12 11 (2.24%) Korn
12 11 (2.24%) MATLAB
12 11 (2.24%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.63%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 45 (9.18%) Degree
2 18 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.22%) DV Cleared
3 6 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
3 6 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.02%) ACCA
4 5 (1.02%) CIMA
5 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.82%) HNC
6 2 (0.41%) CCNA
6 2 (0.41%) CISA
6 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.41%) CISM
6 2 (0.41%) CISSP
6 2 (0.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (0.41%) MOS
6 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.41%) PMP
7 1 (0.20%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.29%) QA
2 12 (2.45%) EMIR
3 11 (2.24%) MiFID
4 7 (1.43%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.41%) GDPR
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 70 (14.29%) Docker
2 12 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.43%) Ceph
4 6 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.41%) XenApp
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.08%) Terraform
3 8 (1.63%) Ansible
4 7 (1.43%) Galera Cluster
4 7 (1.43%) SCCM
5 6 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (1.22%) MOM
5 6 (1.22%) SCOM
6 4 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.82%) Packer
6 4 (0.82%) Puppet
7 2 (0.41%) WSUS
8 1 (0.20%) Grafana
8 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 77 (15.71%) Oracle
2 38 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.35%) Red Hat
4 28 (5.71%) Bloomberg
5 22 (4.49%) Workday
6 17 (3.47%) Adobe
6 17 (3.47%) ServiceNow
7 15 (3.06%) Charles River
8 13 (2.65%) SmartStream
9 10 (2.04%) VMware
10 9 (1.84%) Cisco
10 9 (1.84%) Fidessa
11 8 (1.63%) Murex
11 8 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.43%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.43%) Cadence
12 7 (1.43%) HP
12 7 (1.43%) Percona
12 7 (1.43%) SAP
12 7 (1.43%) SimCorp