Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > South East
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 322 305 360
Rank change year-on-year -17 +55 -14
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 37 127 159
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.64% 0.60%
As % of the General category 0.87% 1.97% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 35 100 96
10th Percentile £34,631 £31,250 £23,125
25th Percentile £34,685 £37,188 £32,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £52,750 £48,750
Median % change year-on-year -10.90% +8.21% +21.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £64,063
90th Percentile £77,250 £77,625 £68,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.69% +7.27%

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 4,231 6,431 8,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.57% 32.25% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,937 4,838 6,331
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +6.80%

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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
Thames Valley +39 15 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Surrey 0 14 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Berkshire +24 9 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Buckinghamshire +26 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Sussex +5 3 £67,500 +42.11% 3
Oxfordshire +33 2 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Hampshire +33 2 £66,250 +30.54% 2
Kent +7 2 £42,500 -19.05%
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 11 (29.73%) Java
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
1 11 (29.73%) Web Services
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (21.62%) Network Security
5 7 (18.92%) JBoss
5 7 (18.92%) HTTP
5 7 (18.92%) ETL
5 7 (18.92%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (16.22%) TDD
6 6 (16.22%) Analytics
6 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
7 5 (13.51%) F5
7 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
7 5 (13.51%) Ansible
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.51%) Retail
7 5 (13.51%) BIG-IP
7 5 (13.51%) Spring
7 5 (13.51%) SSL
7 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
7 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.51%) DNS
7 5 (13.51%) CRM
7 5 (13.51%) Apache

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 7 (18.92%) JBoss
2 5 (13.51%) Apache
3 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) AWS
1 2 (5.41%) GCP
1 2 (5.41%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.70%) Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Network Security
2 7 (18.92%) HTTP
3 5 (13.51%) BGP
3 5 (13.51%) BIG-IP
3 5 (13.51%) DNS
3 5 (13.51%) FTP
3 5 (13.51%) OSPF
3 5 (13.51%) SSL
3 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.11%) Firewall
5 2 (5.41%) Internet
5 2 (5.41%) LAN
5 2 (5.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Power BI
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) Maven
2 4 (10.81%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) NUnit
3 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) French Language
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
1 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Support
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Support Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) IT Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) IT Security Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Java Team Leader
3 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Power BI Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) Web Services
2 5 (13.51%) Spring
3 4 (10.81%) Hibernate
3 4 (10.81%) JMS
3 4 (10.81%) JPA
3 4 (10.81%) Struts
3 4 (10.81%) Vaadin
4 3 (8.11%) SAML
5 2 (5.41%) .NET
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Core
5 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 2 (5.41%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) Ajax
6 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.92%) Organisational Skills
3 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.70%) Animation
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (18.92%) ETL
4 6 (16.22%) Analytics
4 6 (16.22%) TDD
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.51%) CRM
5 5 (13.51%) Data Science
5 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Automation
5 5 (13.51%) Migration
5 5 (13.51%) Scrum
5 5 (13.51%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 4 (10.81%) BDD
6 4 (10.81%) Change Management
6 4 (10.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (10.81%) Due Diligence
6 4 (10.81%) IT Strategy
6 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) Java
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) Python
3 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Ansible
2 3 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) F5
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Workday