The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 229 189
Rank change year-on-year +33 -40  
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 33 29 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.65% 0.49% 0.92%
As % of the General category 1.92% 1.33% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 27 26 48
Median salary £52,500 £41,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.50% +20.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £27,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £47,950
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1717 2179 2254
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 33.95% 37.14% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1392 1712 1728
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Back Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the South West

Back Office
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Back Office in the South West.

Salary trend for Back Office in the South West

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the South West

Back Office
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +14 12 £56,250 +18.42% 2
Gloucestershire +13 11 £40,000 +3.22%
Wiltshire +14 7 £55,000 +0.91%
Dorset +35 2 £34,000 -45.60% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 South West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 21 (31.34%) CRM
2 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.39%) SAP
3 15 (22.39%) XML
4 13 (19.40%) Front Office
5 12 (17.91%) Java
6 10 (14.93%) Manufacturing
7 9 (13.43%) Process Management
7 9 (13.43%) ERP
7 9 (13.43%) Project Management
8 8 (11.94%) SAP CRM
8 8 (11.94%) Web Development
8 8 (11.94%) SAP ERP
8 8 (11.94%) Process Improvement
9 7 (10.45%) Web Application Development
9 7 (10.45%) jQuery
9 7 (10.45%) Pega
9 7 (10.45%) Lean Six Sigma
9 7 (10.45%) Workflow
9 7 (10.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (10.45%) Six Sigma
9 7 (10.45%) IBM
9 7 (10.45%) C#
10 6 (8.96%) Presales
10 6 (8.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 6 (8.96%) Prototyping
10 6 (8.96%) .NET
10 6 (8.96%) Windows

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 2 (2.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.99%) Mule
1 2 (2.99%) Mule ESB
1 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.94%) SAP CRM
1 8 (11.94%) SAP ERP
2 6 (8.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) AMQP
2 2 (2.99%) DHCP
2 2 (2.99%) DNS
2 2 (2.99%) LAN
2 2 (2.99%) NAS
2 2 (2.99%) SAN
2 2 (2.99%) Skype
2 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.99%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) MySQL
1 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) MarkLogic
3 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.49%) CorVu
4 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Ingres
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.49%) QlikView
4 1 (1.49%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Selenium
1 5 (7.46%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) Maven
2 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Front Office
3 10 (14.93%) Manufacturing
4 7 (10.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (8.96%) Marketing
6 3 (4.48%) Banking
7 2 (2.99%) Electronics
7 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.49%) Local Government
8 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Developer
2 14 (20.90%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) BPM Developer
4 7 (10.45%) SAP Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) SAP Support
4 7 (10.45%) SAP Support Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) PHP Developer
7 4 (5.97%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.97%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Product Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Product Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.48%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) XML
2 7 (10.45%) jQuery
3 6 (8.96%) .NET
3 6 (8.96%) XML Messaging
4 5 (7.46%) HTML
4 5 (7.46%) Laravel
4 5 (7.46%) SOAP
5 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.48%) CSS
6 3 (4.48%) JMS
6 3 (4.48%) JSON
6 3 (4.48%) REST
6 3 (4.48%) Spring
6 3 (4.48%) Web Services
7 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.99%) RESTful
7 2 (2.99%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Clustering
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Derivative
2 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.99%) Replication
3 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) CentOS
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Solaris
2 2 (2.99%) Unix
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) CRM
2 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.43%) ERP
3 9 (13.43%) Process Management
3 9 (13.43%) Project Management
4 8 (11.94%) Process Improvement
4 8 (11.94%) Web Development
5 7 (10.45%) Lean Six Sigma
5 7 (10.45%) Six Sigma
5 7 (10.45%) Web Application Development
5 7 (10.45%) Workflow
6 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (8.96%) Functional Testing
6 6 (8.96%) MVC
6 6 (8.96%) OO
6 6 (8.96%) OOP
6 6 (8.96%) Presales
6 6 (8.96%) Prototyping
7 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 12 (17.91%) Java
3 7 (10.45%) C#
4 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.46%) PHP
5 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
6 2 (2.99%) Python
6 2 (2.99%) XQuery
7 1 (1.49%) COBOL
7 1 (1.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) MCSE
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) DFS Replication
2 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) SAP
2 7 (10.45%) IBM
2 7 (10.45%) Pega
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) VMware
5 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.99%) Adobe
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) hybris
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.99%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.99%) Zend
6 1 (1.49%) Capita
6 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.49%) Syclo
6 1 (1.49%) webMethods
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