Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 281 328 373
Rank change year-on-year +47 +45 -1
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 39 153 159
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.30% 2.04% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 37 127 126
Median annual salary £47,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.55% +29.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% -4.35%

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 3,011 7,494 8,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.73% 32.19% 32.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,217 5,559 6,640
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Hampshire +75 10 £37,500 -
Thames Valley +94 9 £47,250 -14.09% 1
Kent +39 6 £42,500 -22.73%
Surrey +28 6 £60,000 +9.09% 3
West Sussex +9 6 £70,000 +45.83% 1
Berkshire +61 5 £47,000 -25.98% 1
Buckinghamshire +55 3 £65,000 +44.44%
East Sussex +51 2 £75,000 +127.27%
Oxfordshire +46 1 £47,500 -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) SQL
3 14 (35.90%) T-SQL
4 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 12 (30.77%) SDLC
5 11 (28.21%) Windows
5 11 (28.21%) Retail
5 11 (28.21%) Finance
5 11 (28.21%) Scrum
6 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
8 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
8 7 (17.95%) Network Security
8 7 (17.95%) TDD
9 6 (15.38%) Degree
9 6 (15.38%) ETL
9 6 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (12.82%) Microservices
10 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
10 5 (12.82%) Power BI
10 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
10 5 (12.82%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (12.82%) Analytics
10 5 (12.82%) Power Platform
10 5 (12.82%) Python

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 2 (5.13%) Apache
1 2 (5.13%) JBoss
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Synapse
2 1 (2.56%) Appian
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Power Platform
2 4 (10.26%) AWS
3 3 (7.69%) GCP
3 3 (7.69%) SaaS
4 2 (5.13%) IaaS
4 2 (5.13%) PaaS
5 1 (2.56%) Azure
5 1 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.56%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (2.56%) Power Automate
5 1 (2.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Network Security
2 4 (10.26%) BGP
2 4 (10.26%) BIG-IP
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
2 4 (10.26%) HTTP
2 4 (10.26%) OSPF
2 4 (10.26%) SSL
2 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) LAN
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) Broadband
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) Power BI
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) OLAP
4 1 (2.56%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Maven
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
1 11 (28.21%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) French Language
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Police
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Data Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Power BI Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Data Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Head of Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) Head of Programme Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) SAML
1 3 (7.69%) Spring
2 2 (5.13%) Ajax
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
2 2 (5.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) Express
3 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) Node.js
3 1 (2.56%) RESTful
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) SDLC
3 11 (28.21%) Scrum
4 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
6 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (17.95%) TDD
7 6 (15.38%) ETL
7 6 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (12.82%) Analytics
8 5 (12.82%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (12.82%) Microservices
8 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
8 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
9 4 (10.26%) Data Reconciliation
9 4 (10.26%) Data Transformation
9 4 (10.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) T-SQL
3 5 (12.82%) C#
3 5 (12.82%) Python
4 4 (10.26%) Java
4 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.13%) PMP
4 1 (2.56%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCSE
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) COBIT
2 2 (5.13%) PMO
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Ansible
2 3 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) F5
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) VMware