Period
to 7 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 444 499 463
Rank change year-on-year +55 -36 -7
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 333 431 587
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.52% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.53% 1.49% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 276 305 459
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £59,480
UK median annual salary £63,500 £55,000 £53,250
% change year-on-year +15.45% +3.29% -11.25%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 21,803 28,850 39,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.79% 34.36% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15,935 21,213 30,354
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,561 £68,750
UK median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the UK excluding London

Back Office
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Back Office in the UK excluding London

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Back Office in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK excluding London

Back Office
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 7 April 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
South East +59 137 £52,000 +18.86% 10
North of England +36 74 £50,000 +25.00% 14
Midlands +42 65 £40,000 +4.90% 13
North West +33 45 £50,000 +15.61% 5
West Midlands +34 37 £37,500 -1.66% 8
East of England +56 34 £37,500 -31.82% 5
East Midlands +43 30 £45,000 +2.86% 5
South West +26 22 £46,000 +27.78% 4
Yorkshire +33 16 £50,000 +49.25% 3
North East +2 13 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Scotland +28 7 £45,000 +8.11% 1
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 103 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (29.43%) Finance
3 88 (26.43%) SQL
4 64 (19.22%) Microsoft
5 60 (18.02%) C#
6 59 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
7 54 (16.22%) SQL Server
8 53 (15.92%) Java
9 50 (15.02%) .NET
10 48 (14.41%) Windows
11 44 (13.21%) Project Management
11 44 (13.21%) Scrum
11 44 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 40 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
14 38 (11.41%) JIRA
15 36 (10.81%) ITIL
16 35 (10.51%) Continuous Delivery
17 34 (10.21%) JavaScript
17 34 (10.21%) Active Directory
17 34 (10.21%) Management Information System
17 34 (10.21%) Degree
17 34 (10.21%) Cucumber
18 32 (9.61%) BDD
18 32 (9.61%) Subversion
18 32 (9.61%) Spring
18 32 (9.61%) Information Security
19 31 (9.31%) Oracle
19 31 (9.31%) Tomcat
19 31 (9.31%) Jenkins

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 31 (9.31%) Tomcat
2 25 (7.51%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.70%) Confluence
4 7 (2.10%) CMS
5 6 (1.80%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.20%) IIS
7 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.60%) JBoss
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.30%) Apache
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Synapse
9 1 (0.30%) Appian
9 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.30%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.60%) Sketch
5 2 (0.60%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.90%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.30%) Line 50
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.61%) Azure
1 22 (6.61%) Office 365
2 17 (5.11%) AWS
3 9 (2.70%) SaaS
4 7 (2.10%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (1.80%) Power Platform
5 6 (1.80%) Slack
6 3 (0.90%) PowerApps
7 2 (0.60%) IaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.60%) PaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Yammer
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.80%) LAN
2 15 (4.50%) Internet
3 14 (4.20%) WAN
4 9 (2.70%) DHCP
4 9 (2.70%) Skype
5 8 (2.40%) Firewall
5 8 (2.40%) Network Security
6 6 (1.80%) DNS
6 6 (1.80%) Intranet
7 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.90%) DSL
8 3 (0.90%) Wireless
9 2 (0.60%) 5G
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.60%) VLAN
9 2 (0.60%) VPN
10 1 (0.30%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.30%) NAS
10 1 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.21%) MySQL
3 12 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (3.60%) Crystal Reports
3 12 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.30%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.80%) DTS
7 6 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.20%) Power BI
9 3 (0.90%) DB2
9 3 (0.90%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (11.41%) JIRA
2 34 (10.21%) Cucumber
3 32 (9.61%) Subversion
4 31 (9.31%) Jenkins
5 27 (8.11%) Maven
6 20 (6.01%) Git (software)
7 13 (3.90%) Selenium
8 8 (2.40%) Protractor
8 8 (2.40%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.80%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.80%) NetBeans
10 5 (1.50%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.20%) Gradle
12 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.90%) TestRail
13 2 (0.60%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (0.60%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 98 (29.43%) Finance
2 26 (7.81%) Retail
3 22 (6.61%) Legal
4 18 (5.41%) Law
5 11 (3.30%) Banking
6 8 (2.40%) Front Office
7 6 (1.80%) Online Betting
7 6 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.50%) Billing
8 5 (1.50%) Police
9 4 (1.20%) Advertising
9 4 (1.20%) Local Government
10 3 (0.90%) Games
10 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.30%) Automotive
12 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (21.92%) Analyst
2 71 (21.32%) Developer
3 26 (7.81%) Java Developer
4 21 (6.31%) Support Analyst
5 20 (6.01%) Project Manager
5 20 (6.01%) Senior Developer
6 17 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (4.80%) Software Engineer
8 14 (4.20%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.20%) Service Analyst
9 13 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (3.60%) Applications Support
11 11 (3.30%) Architect
12 10 (3.00%) Crystal Reports Writer
12 10 (3.00%) PHP Developer
12 10 (3.00%) Report Writer
13 9 (2.70%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (2.40%) Java Software Engineer
14 8 (2.40%) Oracle Support Analyst
14 8 (2.40%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (15.02%) .NET
2 32 (9.61%) Spring
3 27 (8.11%) Hibernate
4 26 (7.81%) JPA
4 26 (7.81%) Struts
5 25 (7.51%) Vaadin
6 21 (6.31%) HTML
7 20 (6.01%) CSS
8 19 (5.71%) Web Services
9 15 (4.50%) ASP.NET
10 10 (3.00%) Laravel
11 9 (2.70%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.70%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.70%) XML
12 8 (2.40%) REST
12 8 (2.40%) RESTful
12 8 (2.40%) Symfony
13 6 (1.80%) jQuery
14 5 (1.50%) J2EE
15 4 (1.20%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (10.21%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (5.11%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.60%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.60%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.70%) User Experience
8 7 (2.10%) EPoS
9 6 (1.80%) Reinsurance
10 5 (1.50%) iPhone
11 4 (1.20%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.90%) PMI
12 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.60%) AS400
13 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.60%) iSeries
13 2 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.41%) Windows
2 23 (6.91%) Windows Server
3 21 (6.31%) Linux
4 16 (4.80%) Windows 7
5 15 (4.50%) Windows 10
6 13 (3.90%) Android
7 12 (3.60%) Unix
8 8 (2.40%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.30%) CentOS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
2 44 (13.21%) Project Management
2 44 (13.21%) Scrum
3 41 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
4 40 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (10.81%) ITIL
6 35 (10.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 32 (9.61%) BDD
7 32 (9.61%) Information Security
8 30 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (7.81%) Project Delivery
10 24 (7.21%) DevOps
11 21 (6.31%) Mentoring
12 20 (6.01%) Software Engineering
13 19 (5.71%) ERP
13 19 (5.71%) Test Automation
14 18 (5.41%) OO
15 17 (5.11%) Line Management
15 17 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (26.43%) SQL
2 60 (18.02%) C#
3 53 (15.92%) Java
4 34 (10.21%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.51%) T-SQL
6 19 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 17 (5.11%) PHP
8 14 (4.20%) Python
9 10 (3.00%) Ruby
10 9 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.70%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.40%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.80%) C
13 5 (1.50%) Java 8
13 5 (1.50%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.20%) VB
15 3 (0.90%) C++
15 3 (0.90%) VBA
16 2 (0.60%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (10.21%) Degree
2 16 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.60%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.30%) APMP
5 11 (3.30%) MAPM
6 8 (2.40%) ISEB
6 8 (2.40%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.80%) CCNA
7 6 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.20%) MCSE
10 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.90%) PMP
11 2 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.60%) MCSA
11 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.71%) SLA
2 13 (3.90%) QA
3 4 (1.20%) PMO
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.30%) PSD2
System Software
1 34 (10.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.70%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.10%) vSphere
6 5 (1.50%) XenApp
7 4 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.90%) Docker
9 2 (0.60%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.50%) SCCM
1 5 (1.50%) vRealize
2 3 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.60%) Terraform
4 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.31%) Oracle
3 20 (6.01%) SAP
4 19 (5.71%) Citrix
5 15 (4.50%) Cisco
5 15 (4.50%) VMware
6 14 (4.20%) HP
7 9 (2.70%) IBM
8 7 (2.10%) Sony
9 6 (1.80%) Dell
10 4 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.20%) Cognos
10 4 (1.20%) Ivanti
10 4 (1.20%) Juniper
11 3 (0.90%) Apple
11 3 (0.90%) Capita
11 3 (0.90%) Huawei
11 3 (0.90%) Meraki
11 3 (0.90%) Unisys
12 2 (0.60%) Nimble Storage