Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 306 263
Rank change year-on-year +12 -43 -33
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 73 58 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.47% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.35% 1.31% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 68 50 76
North West median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% +3.90% +13.24%
10th Percentile £21,025 £23,275 £25,625
90th Percentile £61,250 £59,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 5,402 4,435 4,584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.73% 35.86% 38.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,988 3,516 3,698
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +18 41 £50,000 +20.48% 10
Cheshire -33 18 £34,000 - 5
Merseyside +40 9 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Lancashire +2 8 £17,500 -56.25%
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 43 (58.90%) .NET
2 35 (47.95%) C#
3 28 (38.36%) SQL
4 25 (34.25%) Web Services
5 23 (31.51%) ASP.NET
6 21 (28.77%) MySQL
7 19 (26.03%) MVC
8 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (21.92%) Finance
9 16 (21.92%) CSS
10 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
10 14 (19.18%) jQuery
10 14 (19.18%) Mentoring
11 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.44%) Oracle
12 12 (16.44%) SOA
13 11 (15.07%) SAP
13 11 (15.07%) WinForms
14 10 (13.70%) Scrum
14 10 (13.70%) VB.NET
14 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (13.70%) Git (software)
15 9 (12.33%) WCF
15 9 (12.33%) OOP
15 9 (12.33%) ERP
15 9 (12.33%) N-Tier
15 9 (12.33%) Performance Optimisation
16 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
16 8 (10.96%) Service Management
17 7 (9.59%) Process 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 7 (9.59%) CMS
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.74%) OpenROAD
5 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.37%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (4.11%) Workfront
2 2 (2.74%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.37%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) Office 365
3 2 (2.74%) SaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) NAS
1 4 (5.48%) SAN
1 4 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.11%) Skype
3 1 (1.37%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) MySQL
2 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.74%) DTS
4 2 (2.74%) Essbase
4 2 (2.74%) Ingres
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.37%) Power BI
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.48%) JIRA
3 3 (4.11%) Selenium
3 3 (4.11%) Subversion
4 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.74%) JMeter
4 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (21.92%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.85%) Billing
4 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.11%) Advertising
6 2 (2.74%) Marketing
7 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.37%) Law
7 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Developer
2 23 (31.51%) .NET Developer
3 14 (19.18%) C# Developer
4 13 (17.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (13.70%) C# Software Developer
5 10 (13.70%) Software Developer
6 9 (12.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Architect
8 7 (9.59%) Lead Developer
8 7 (9.59%) Senior Developer
9 6 (8.22%) Lead .NET Developer
9 6 (8.22%) Support Manager
10 4 (5.48%) .NET Software Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Senior Storage Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Storage Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (58.90%) .NET
2 25 (34.25%) Web Services
3 23 (31.51%) ASP.NET
4 16 (21.92%) CSS
5 14 (19.18%) jQuery
6 11 (15.07%) WinForms
7 9 (12.33%) WCF
8 5 (6.85%) .NET Framework
8 5 (6.85%) Entity Framework
8 5 (6.85%) HTML
8 5 (6.85%) LINQ
9 4 (5.48%) Ajax
9 4 (5.48%) SOAP
10 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (4.11%) Flash
10 3 (4.11%) REST
10 3 (4.11%) WPF
10 3 (4.11%) XML
11 2 (2.74%) HTML5
11 2 (2.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) N-Tier
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.48%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.74%) BBC
4 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Contactless
5 1 (1.37%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.37%) Derivative
5 1 (1.37%) EMV
5 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Windows
1 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
1 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (5.48%) Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) MVC
2 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.18%) Mentoring
4 12 (16.44%) SOA
5 10 (13.70%) Scrum
6 9 (12.33%) ERP
6 9 (12.33%) OOP
6 9 (12.33%) Performance Optimisation
7 8 (10.96%) Service Management
8 7 (9.59%) ITIL
8 7 (9.59%) Process Management
8 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
8 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
8 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.85%) Data Protection
9 5 (6.85%) Project Management
9 5 (6.85%) TDD
9 5 (6.85%) Time Management
10 4 (5.48%) Business Continuity
10 4 (5.48%) E-Procurement
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) C#
2 28 (38.36%) SQL
3 10 (13.70%) VB.NET
4 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.85%) Java
6 3 (4.11%) VB
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
7 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) Elixir
8 1 (1.37%) Erlang
8 1 (1.37%) F#
8 1 (1.37%) Go
8 1 (1.37%) Haskell
8 1 (1.37%) R
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) EMIR
3 1 (1.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.44%) Oracle
3 11 (15.07%) SAP
4 7 (9.59%) Capita
4 7 (9.59%) VMware
5 4 (5.48%) Avaya
5 4 (5.48%) JD Edwards
6 3 (4.11%) Citrix
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.11%) Reuters
6 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.11%) Sitecore
6 3 (4.11%) Workday
7 2 (2.74%) Actian
7 2 (2.74%) Epicor
7 2 (2.74%) Infor
8 1 (1.37%) hybris