Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 286 309
Rank change year-on-year -17 +23 -25
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 58 85 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.64% 0.47%
As % of the General category 1.28% 1.49% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 45 77 56
North West median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -10.11% +11.25%
10th Percentile £24,500 £21,700 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,250 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year - -1.79% +1.82%

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 4,530 5,696 4,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.49% 42.70% 36.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,389 4,162 3,666
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.00% +12.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,750
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 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +7 38 £32,500 -38.10% 11
Cheshire +21 16 £39,250 +15.44%
Lancashire +3 4 £30,000 +42.86% 2
Merseyside +3 1 £45,000 +16.88% 2
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) Finance
3 15 (25.86%) SQL
4 14 (24.14%) Retail
5 13 (22.41%) .NET
5 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
6 12 (20.69%) Windows
7 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (15.52%) Scrum
8 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
8 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
9 8 (13.79%) Office 365
9 8 (13.79%) C#
10 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.07%) Oracle
10 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.34%) SCCM
11 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
11 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.34%) Java
11 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.34%) Information Security
11 6 (10.34%) Process Management
11 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
12 5 (8.62%) Project Management
12 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel

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 4 (6.90%) CloudStack
1 4 (6.90%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (1.72%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.72%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.72%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.72%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Office 365
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.17%) Sage Pay
5 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) DHCP
1 4 (6.90%) DNS
1 4 (6.90%) LAN
1 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.90%) WLAN
2 2 (3.45%) Skype
2 2 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.17%) MySQL
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.72%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.72%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (5.17%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.17%) JIRA
3 3 (5.17%) NetBeans
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.17%) Selenium
3 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (1.72%) ProC
5 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Retail
3 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.17%) Billing
4 3 (5.17%) Games
5 2 (3.45%) Automotive
5 2 (3.45%) Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Law
6 1 (1.72%) Front Office
6 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Developer
2 8 (13.79%) Tester
3 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Manual Tester
5 4 (6.90%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Software Tester
5 4 (6.90%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.17%) QA Manual Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) WinForms
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.45%) jQuery
3 2 (3.45%) REST
3 2 (3.45%) WCF
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.72%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) Java EE
4 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.72%) RESTful
4 1 (1.72%) WPF
4 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Handset
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Windows 10
2 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (15.52%) Scrum
3 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
3 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
4 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.34%) Information Security
5 6 (10.34%) Process Management
6 5 (8.62%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.90%) DevOps
7 4 (6.90%) DSDM
7 4 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.90%) RUP
7 4 (6.90%) System Testing
7 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) C#
3 6 (10.34%) Java
4 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.90%) Python
4 4 (6.90%) Ruby
5 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.72%) C
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.62%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.90%) MCSE
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.45%) MCP
5 2 (3.45%) MCSA
6 1 (1.72%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
2 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.17%) QA
3 2 (3.45%) GDPR
3 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.72%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.90%) vSphere
2 4 (6.90%) Xen
2 4 (6.90%) XenServer
3 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) Ansible
2 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle
3 4 (6.90%) Citrix
3 4 (6.90%) Google
3 4 (6.90%) VMware
4 3 (5.17%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.45%) Ivanti
5 2 (3.45%) Lotus
5 2 (3.45%) Sun
6 1 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (1.72%) Informatica
6 1 (1.72%) SAP