Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 345 348 323
Rank change year-on-year +3 -25 +14
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 163 205 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.70% 0.85%
As % of the General category 2.03% 2.09% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 132 169 168
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% -8.90%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% +3.64%

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 8,013 9,802 10,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.62% 33.66% 35.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,852 7,763 8,031
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the South East over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 +16 44 £63,500 +54.88% 7
Surrey +32 43 £55,000 +29.41% 2
West Sussex +2 33 £48,000 -2.04% 2
Berkshire +37 29 £63,500 +49.41% 4
Hampshire -24 26 £32,500 -40.91% 8
Kent +5 11 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Oxfordshire +21 8 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 7 £48,000 +50.00% 2
Middlesex - 3 £70,000 -
East Sussex +16 2 £34,500 -54.00% 2
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 64 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.65%) Finance
3 44 (26.99%) Scrum
4 41 (25.15%) Windows
4 41 (25.15%) Microsoft
5 35 (21.47%) SQL
6 30 (18.40%) Java
6 30 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (18.40%) BDD
7 28 (17.18%) TDD
8 27 (16.56%) Project Management
9 26 (15.95%) C#
10 25 (15.34%) SQL Server
11 24 (14.72%) PRINCE2
11 24 (14.72%) JIRA
12 22 (13.50%) Spring
12 22 (13.50%) .NET
13 21 (12.88%) Tomcat
13 21 (12.88%) Retail
13 21 (12.88%) Subversion
13 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
14 20 (12.27%) T-SQL
15 19 (11.66%) Struts
15 19 (11.66%) Hibernate
15 19 (11.66%) Maven
15 19 (11.66%) Vaadin
15 19 (11.66%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (11.66%) Cucumber
15 19 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (11.66%) JPA

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 21 (12.88%) Tomcat
2 17 (10.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) Appian
4 1 (0.61%) Documentum
4 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.23%) Chatbot
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (7.36%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.59%) SuccessFactors
2 9 (5.52%) AWS
3 7 (4.29%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (4.29%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.84%) Azure
4 3 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.23%) GCP
5 2 (1.23%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.61%) SaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.59%) DNS
2 13 (7.98%) DHCP
3 5 (3.07%) Internet
4 2 (1.23%) VPN
5 1 (0.61%) Firewall
5 1 (0.61%) Intranet
5 1 (0.61%) Network Security
5 1 (0.61%) SSL
5 1 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (6.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.52%) DTS
3 9 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (5.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (5.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.23%) MySQL
4 2 (1.23%) Power BI
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.61%) GIS
5 1 (0.61%) QlikView
5 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (14.72%) JIRA
2 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
2 21 (12.88%) Subversion
3 19 (11.66%) Cucumber
3 19 (11.66%) Maven
4 7 (4.29%) Selenium
5 6 (3.68%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.07%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (3.07%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.84%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.23%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 63 (38.65%) Finance
2 21 (12.88%) Retail
3 13 (7.98%) Online Betting
4 11 (6.75%) Public Sector
5 10 (6.13%) Legal
6 6 (3.68%) Billing
7 5 (3.07%) Marketing
7 5 (3.07%) Publishing
8 4 (2.45%) Advertising
8 4 (2.45%) Local Government
8 4 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.61%) Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (25.77%) Analyst
2 30 (18.40%) Developer
3 17 (10.43%) Architect
4 15 (9.20%) Java Developer
5 14 (8.59%) Business Analyst
5 14 (8.59%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 13 (7.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 13 (7.98%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.98%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 13 (7.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 13 (7.98%) Infrastructure Support
6 13 (7.98%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 13 (7.98%) Service Analyst
6 13 (7.98%) Support Analyst
7 11 (6.75%) Product Manager
7 11 (6.75%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.75%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (6.13%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.50%) .NET
1 22 (13.50%) Spring
2 19 (11.66%) Hibernate
2 19 (11.66%) JPA
2 19 (11.66%) Struts
2 19 (11.66%) Vaadin
3 13 (7.98%) SAP PI
4 11 (6.75%) HTML
5 10 (6.13%) Web Services
6 9 (5.52%) JSON
7 7 (4.29%) DOM
7 7 (4.29%) jQuery
8 6 (3.68%) VCL
9 5 (3.07%) CSS
10 4 (2.45%) SOAP
11 3 (1.84%) XML
12 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.23%) RESTful
12 2 (1.23%) Sass
12 2 (1.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Data Centre
1 12 (7.36%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.52%) Reinsurance
2 9 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.29%) Digital Media
4 6 (3.68%) iPhone
5 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.84%) EPoS
7 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.23%) EFT
7 2 (1.23%) PMI
7 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) Equities
8 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.15%) Windows
2 18 (11.04%) Windows Server
3 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (7.36%) Windows 10
5 9 (5.52%) Android
6 6 (3.68%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.84%) Linux
8 2 (1.23%) Solaris
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (26.99%) Scrum
3 30 (18.40%) BDD
3 30 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (17.18%) TDD
5 27 (16.56%) Project Management
6 24 (14.72%) PRINCE2
7 19 (11.66%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (11.04%) ITIL
9 17 (10.43%) Project Delivery
9 17 (10.43%) TOGAF
10 15 (9.20%) Change Management
10 15 (9.20%) Front End Development
10 15 (9.20%) SDLC
11 14 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (8.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (8.59%) Waterfall
12 13 (7.98%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.47%) SQL
2 30 (18.40%) Java
3 26 (15.95%) C#
4 20 (12.27%) T-SQL
5 13 (7.98%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.29%) Delphi
7 5 (3.07%) Python
8 4 (2.45%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.23%) PHP
9 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) C
10 1 (0.61%) Perl
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (8.59%) PMI Certification
2 13 (7.98%) PMP
2 13 (7.98%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.36%) TOGAF Certification
4 11 (6.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (4.91%) Degree
6 6 (3.68%) ISEB
7 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (1.23%) CCSP
8 2 (1.23%) CISA
8 2 (1.23%) CISM
8 2 (1.23%) CISSP
8 2 (1.23%) CLAS
8 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.23%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.23%) IISP
8 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.75%) QA
2 5 (3.07%) PMO
3 2 (1.23%) GDPR
3 2 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (1.23%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.23%) ISO 31000
3 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.23%) NIST
3 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.61%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.61%) WAI
4 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (10.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.59%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (7.98%) vSphere
4 13 (7.98%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.68%) Docker
6 2 (1.23%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (7.98%) vRealize
2 5 (3.07%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.07%) Terraform
3 2 (1.23%) IBM Guardium
3 2 (1.23%) Nessus
3 2 (1.23%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) SCCM
4 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (25.15%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.82%) Citrix
2 16 (9.82%) SAP
3 15 (9.20%) HP
3 15 (9.20%) IBM
3 15 (9.20%) VMware
4 12 (7.36%) Cognos
5 9 (5.52%) Google
6 8 (4.91%) Oracle
7 7 (4.29%) Adobe
7 7 (4.29%) Ensighten
7 7 (4.29%) Optimizely
7 7 (4.29%) Tealium
8 6 (3.68%) Borland
9 3 (1.84%) Cisco
10 2 (1.23%) Centrify
10 2 (1.23%) McAfee
10 2 (1.23%) Okta
10 2 (1.23%) Qualys
10 2 (1.23%) Tripwire