Period
to 16 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 298 243
Rank change year-on-year +14 -55 +21
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 85 77 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.58% 0.81%
As % of the General category 1.70% 1.49% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 68 67 91
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,850 £28,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £54,375 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.43% +4.55% +8.91%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,012 5,151 4,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.86% 39.12% 40.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,795 3,888 3,760
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,955 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,775
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the North West

Back Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Back Office in the North West.

Salary trend for Back Office in the North West

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the North West over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the North West

Back Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Manchester +36 61 £38,500 -9.41% 11
Cheshire -17 9 £21,250 -57.50% 3
Merseyside +12 7 £47,500 +23.38%
Lancashire +9 6 £40,000 +50.94% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 46 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (43.53%) Finance
3 24 (28.24%) Scrum
3 24 (28.24%) SQL
4 21 (24.71%) Java
5 19 (22.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 16 (18.82%) Retail
8 14 (16.47%) Process Management
8 14 (16.47%) .NET
8 14 (16.47%) Software Testing
8 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
10 12 (14.12%) Windows
10 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
10 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
11 11 (12.94%) Unit Testing
11 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (12.94%) Coaching
11 11 (12.94%) Advertising
11 11 (12.94%) NetBeans
11 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (11.76%) Eclipse
12 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
12 10 (11.76%) Subversion
13 9 (10.59%) Ruby
13 9 (10.59%) HTML
13 9 (10.59%) Banking
14 8 (9.41%) Oracle
14 8 (9.41%) Project Management

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (7.06%) CloudStack
1 6 (7.06%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.53%) Confluence
3 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.35%) JBoss
3 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (3.53%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (1.18%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.18%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.88%) Office 365
4 4 (4.71%) Sage Pay
5 2 (2.35%) Heroku
6 1 (1.18%) SaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) SAN
2 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (2.35%) Skype
3 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.18%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.94%) NetBeans
3 10 (11.76%) Eclipse
3 10 (11.76%) Subversion
4 6 (7.06%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.35%) JIRA
5 2 (2.35%) Selenium
6 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (43.53%) Finance
2 16 (18.82%) Retail
3 11 (12.94%) Advertising
4 9 (10.59%) Banking
5 4 (4.71%) Front Office
6 3 (3.53%) Billing
6 3 (3.53%) Games
6 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.35%) Law
7 2 (2.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Developer
2 16 (18.82%) Business Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Tester
5 11 (12.94%) Java Developer
6 9 (10.59%) Manual Tester
7 7 (8.24%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Architect
9 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.71%) Java Software Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Operations Manager
10 4 (4.71%) QA Manual Tester
10 4 (4.71%) QA Tester
11 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 3 (3.53%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) .NET
2 9 (10.59%) HTML
3 7 (8.24%) XML
4 6 (7.06%) JSF
4 6 (7.06%) JSP
4 6 (7.06%) Servlets
5 4 (4.71%) Web Services
6 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.53%) CSS
6 3 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.35%) CSS3
7 2 (2.35%) HTML5
7 2 (2.35%) Java EE
7 2 (2.35%) RESTful
7 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.35%) WinForms
8 1 (1.18%) jQuery
8 1 (1.18%) WCF
8 1 (1.18%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.88%) Minimum Viable Product
2 5 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Fintech
5 1 (1.18%) Handset
5 1 (1.18%) Video Editing
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.24%) Scrum
3 19 (22.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (16.47%) Process Management
4 14 (16.47%) Software Testing
5 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
6 11 (12.94%) Coaching
6 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (12.94%) Unit Testing
7 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 8 (9.41%) Integration Testing
8 8 (9.41%) Project Management
8 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (9.41%) Web Development
9 7 (8.24%) Wealth Management
10 6 (7.06%) Configuration Management
10 6 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.06%) Data Analysis
10 6 (7.06%) DevOps
10 6 (7.06%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) SQL
2 21 (24.71%) Java
3 9 (10.59%) Ruby
4 7 (8.24%) PHP
5 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.06%) Python
6 5 (5.88%) C#
7 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.18%) VB
8 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.18%) VB6
8 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (4.71%) MCP
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) MCSA
4 2 (2.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.18%) CISSP
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) MiFID
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
3 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.18%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.18%) GDPR
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.06%) vSphere
2 6 (7.06%) Xen
2 6 (7.06%) XenServer
3 4 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) SCCM
2 6 (7.06%) Ansible
2 6 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) Capita
3 6 (7.06%) Google
4 5 (5.88%) VMware
5 4 (4.71%) Citrix
5 4 (4.71%) SAP
5 4 (4.71%) Sitecore
5 4 (4.71%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.35%) DocuSign
6 2 (2.35%) Ivanti
6 2 (2.35%) Lotus
6 2 (2.35%) Sun
7 1 (1.18%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) Informatica