Period
to 28 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > South East
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 294 366 335
Rank change year-on-year +72 -31 -8
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 102 147 237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.56% 0.78%
As % of the General category 1.97% 1.79% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85 82 170
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +26.88% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £21,400 £27,650
90th Percentile £78,250 £77,500 £65,175
England median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%

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 South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,174 8,216 10,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.77% 31.53% 34.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,813 6,089 8,162
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,790 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,300 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the South East

Back Office
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the South East.

Salary trend for Back Office in the South East

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Back Office in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the South East

Back Office
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 May 2020. 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
Surrey +86 42 £57,500 -4.17%
Thames Valley +24 24 £33,750 +3.85% 2
Hampshire +40 17 £51,500 +47.14% 3
Berkshire +51 16 £32,500 +38.30%
West Sussex +14 13 £47,500 -15.56% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 7 - - 1
East Sussex - 4 £32,500 -
Kent - 2 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire +12 1 £47,500 -25.49% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 36 (35.29%) SQL
2 26 (25.49%) Finance
2 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (24.51%) C#
4 24 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (22.55%) Windows
6 22 (21.57%) Java
6 22 (21.57%) JIRA
7 20 (19.61%) Spring
7 20 (19.61%) BDD
8 19 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (18.63%) SQL Server
8 19 (18.63%) Tomcat
8 19 (18.63%) Jenkins
9 18 (17.65%) Scrum
10 17 (16.67%) Hibernate
10 17 (16.67%) .NET
10 17 (16.67%) Maven
11 16 (15.69%) Subversion
11 16 (15.69%) JPA
11 16 (15.69%) Cucumber
11 16 (15.69%) Struts
11 16 (15.69%) Vaadin
11 16 (15.69%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (14.71%) Active Directory
13 13 (12.75%) Information Security
13 13 (12.75%) Project Management
13 13 (12.75%) Oracle
13 13 (12.75%) PowerShell
14 12 (11.76%) Microsoft

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (18.63%) Tomcat
2 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.88%) Confluence
4 3 (2.94%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) JBoss
5 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.98%) Apache
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Synapse
6 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.96%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.96%) Sketch
2 2 (1.96%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Slack
2 5 (4.90%) Office 365
2 5 (4.90%) SaaS
3 4 (3.92%) Azure
4 3 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.96%) AWS
5 2 (1.96%) IaaS
5 2 (1.96%) PaaS
5 2 (1.96%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.98%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.98%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.98%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.86%) LAN
1 7 (6.86%) WAN
2 5 (4.90%) Firewall
2 5 (4.90%) Internet
3 3 (2.94%) Network Security
3 3 (2.94%) NGN
4 2 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.96%) DHCP
4 2 (1.96%) DNS
4 2 (1.96%) Skype
4 2 (1.96%) VLAN
5 1 (0.98%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.98%) NAS
5 1 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 11 (10.78%) RDBMS
4 8 (7.84%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (5.88%) DTS
6 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.94%) MySQL
9 2 (1.96%) Power BI
10 1 (0.98%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.98%) OLAP
10 1 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.98%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 22 (21.57%) JIRA
2 19 (18.63%) Jenkins
3 17 (16.67%) Maven
4 16 (15.69%) Cucumber
4 16 (15.69%) Subversion
5 4 (3.92%) Selenium
5 4 (3.92%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.94%) Gradle
6 3 (2.94%) TestRail
7 2 (1.96%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (25.49%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Retail
3 8 (7.84%) Law
3 8 (7.84%) Legal
4 4 (3.92%) Front Office
4 4 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Advertising
6 2 (1.96%) Billing
6 2 (1.96%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.98%) Local Government
7 1 (0.98%) Police
Job Titles
1 29 (28.43%) Analyst
2 19 (18.63%) Developer
3 15 (14.71%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.80%) Support Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) Applications Support
5 8 (7.84%) Applications Support Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) Oracle Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) SQL Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) SQL Support Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) Unix Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) Unix Support
5 8 (7.84%) Unix Support Analyst
6 7 (6.86%) Service Analyst
6 7 (6.86%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) DBA
7 6 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.88%) SQL DBA
7 6 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (5.88%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.61%) Spring
2 17 (16.67%) .NET
2 17 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 16 (15.69%) JPA
3 16 (15.69%) Struts
3 16 (15.69%) Vaadin
4 10 (9.80%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.90%) Web Services
6 4 (3.92%) HTML
6 4 (3.92%) J2EE
6 4 (3.92%) RESTful
7 3 (2.94%) CSS
7 3 (2.94%) Kafka
8 2 (1.96%) SAP PI
8 2 (1.96%) XML
9 1 (0.98%) BAPI
9 1 (0.98%) Java EE
9 1 (0.98%) SAP BSP
9 1 (0.98%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (0.98%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.78%) Mobile App
3 9 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 8 (7.84%) Virtual Team
5 6 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.88%) EPoS
5 6 (5.88%) Reinsurance
6 3 (2.94%) IVR
6 3 (2.94%) PMI
6 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.94%) User Experience
7 2 (1.96%) AS400
7 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.96%) iPhone
7 2 (1.96%) iSeries
7 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.55%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.80%) Windows 7
4 9 (8.82%) Unix
4 9 (8.82%) Windows 10
5 6 (5.88%) Linux
6 4 (3.92%) Android
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.61%) BDD
3 19 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (17.65%) Scrum
5 16 (15.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (12.75%) Information Security
6 13 (12.75%) Project Management
7 12 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (10.78%) ITIL
8 11 (10.78%) Product Management
8 11 (10.78%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (9.80%) Information Security Management
9 10 (9.80%) Security Management
10 9 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.84%) ISMS
12 7 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (6.86%) ETL
12 7 (6.86%) Line Management
12 7 (6.86%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.29%) SQL
2 25 (24.51%) C#
3 22 (21.57%) Java
4 13 (12.75%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.84%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.86%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.86%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.96%) Python
9 1 (0.98%) ABAP
9 1 (0.98%) Java 8
9 1 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) MCSE
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.94%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.94%) PMP
2 3 (2.94%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (1.96%) CCNA
3 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) MCITP
4 1 (0.98%) MCSA
4 1 (0.98%) MCTS
4 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) QA
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) GDPR
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.98%) PMO
2 1 (0.98%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.94%) vSphere
5 2 (1.96%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.98%) Docker
6 1 (0.98%) XenApp
6 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.98%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.98%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) Oracle
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.82%) Cisco
3 9 (8.82%) VMware
4 7 (6.86%) Sony
5 6 (5.88%) Citrix
5 6 (5.88%) HP
6 5 (4.90%) SAP
7 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.94%) Dell
7 3 (2.94%) Juniper
8 2 (1.96%) Apple
8 2 (1.96%) Cognos
8 2 (1.96%) IBM
8 2 (1.96%) Symantec
9 1 (0.98%) Capita
9 1 (0.98%) Google
9 1 (0.98%) Mitel
9 1 (0.98%) Veeam
9 1 (0.98%) VeriFone