Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 506 403 445
Rank change year-on-year -103 +42 -20
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 347 624 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.45% 0.68% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.33% 1.85% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 280 532 493
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,350
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 26,130 33,730 38,596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.61% 36.83% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 19,005 25,424 29,505
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,262 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage 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

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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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
South East +18 167 £51,250 +13.89% 17
North of England +9 84 £39,500 +9.72% 35
North West +52 71 £40,000 +14.29% 23
South West -64 37 £30,000 -36.84% 10
Midlands +18 30 £37,500 - 17
West Midlands +22 21 £37,500 +10.29% 10
East of England -16 19 £42,500 -22.73% 8
Yorkshire -40 13 £37,250 +3.47% 9
East Midlands -5 9 £43,750 +9.38% 7
Scotland -1 6 £40,250 -10.56%
Wales -10 3 £27,250 -22.14% 3
Northern Ireland +7 1 - - 1
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 126 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (33.14%) Finance
3 87 (25.07%) SQL
3 87 (25.07%) Microsoft
4 77 (22.19%) Windows
5 76 (21.90%) Java
6 69 (19.88%) Scrum
7 61 (17.58%) Project Management
8 58 (16.71%) Problem-Solving
9 53 (15.27%) SQL Server
10 51 (14.70%) .NET
11 46 (13.26%) C#
12 41 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
13 40 (11.53%) ITIL
14 39 (11.24%) Software Testing
15 38 (10.95%) Retail
15 38 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (10.66%) Spring
17 36 (10.37%) Subversion
18 35 (10.09%) BDD
19 34 (9.80%) Jenkins
20 33 (9.51%) JIRA
20 33 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (9.51%) Management Information System
20 33 (9.51%) JavaScript
21 32 (9.22%) Active Directory
21 32 (9.22%) Unit Testing
22 31 (8.93%) Maven
23 30 (8.65%) TDD
23 30 (8.65%) Windows Server

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 29 (8.36%) Tomcat
2 24 (6.92%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.46%) Confluence
4 11 (3.17%) CMS
5 8 (2.31%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.31%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.02%) IIS
7 6 (1.73%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.73%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.58%) Apache
9 2 (0.58%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.58%) WordPress
10 1 (0.29%) Appian
10 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.86%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.46%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.58%) Shopify
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Line 50
3 1 (0.29%) Magento
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.34%) Azure
2 14 (4.03%) Office 365
2 14 (4.03%) SuccessFactors
3 12 (3.46%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (2.59%) AWS
5 7 (2.02%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (2.02%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.02%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.15%) SaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.29%) GitHub
8 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.48%) DNS
2 14 (4.03%) DHCP
3 10 (2.88%) Internet
4 9 (2.59%) Firewall
4 9 (2.59%) LAN
5 7 (2.02%) Skype
5 7 (2.02%) VPN
6 6 (1.73%) Network Security
6 6 (1.73%) WAN
6 6 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.44%) VLAN
8 4 (1.15%) Intranet
8 4 (1.15%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.86%) MPLS
10 2 (0.58%) BGP
10 2 (0.58%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.58%) IPv4
10 2 (0.58%) OSPF
10 2 (0.58%) SAN
10 2 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.17%) MySQL
5 10 (2.88%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (2.59%) DTS
6 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (2.02%) Power BI
8 6 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.44%) Big Data
9 5 (1.44%) Blockchain
9 5 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.44%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 36 (10.37%) Subversion
2 34 (9.80%) Jenkins
3 33 (9.51%) JIRA
4 31 (8.93%) Maven
5 24 (6.92%) Cucumber
6 20 (5.76%) Git (software)
7 19 (5.48%) Eclipse
7 19 (5.48%) NetBeans
8 7 (2.02%) Selenium
9 6 (1.73%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.73%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.86%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.29%) Moq
13 1 (0.29%) MSTest
13 1 (0.29%) NUnit
13 1 (0.29%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 115 (33.14%) Finance
2 38 (10.95%) Retail
3 18 (5.19%) Legal
4 14 (4.03%) Banking
5 12 (3.46%) Online Betting
5 12 (3.46%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.31%) International Banking
6 8 (2.31%) Marketing
7 7 (2.02%) Billing
8 6 (1.73%) Local Government
9 5 (1.44%) Advertising
9 5 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.15%) Games
10 4 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.86%) Front Office
11 3 (0.86%) Law
11 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.58%) Publishing
13 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (27.09%) Developer
2 83 (23.92%) Analyst
3 44 (12.68%) Java Developer
4 37 (10.66%) Senior Developer
5 25 (7.20%) Support Analyst
6 23 (6.63%) Financial Analyst
7 22 (6.34%) Senior Java Developer
8 20 (5.76%) Architect
9 19 (5.48%) Service Analyst
10 18 (5.19%) Junior
10 18 (5.19%) Systems Analyst
11 17 (4.90%) Software Engineer
12 16 (4.61%) C# Developer
12 16 (4.61%) Project Manager
13 15 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (4.32%) Finance Systems Analyst
14 14 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
15 13 (3.75%) .NET Developer
15 13 (3.75%) Test Engineer
16 12 (3.46%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.70%) .NET
2 37 (10.66%) Spring
3 28 (8.07%) HTML
4 25 (7.20%) Hibernate
4 25 (7.20%) JPA
5 24 (6.92%) Struts
6 23 (6.63%) Vaadin
7 18 (5.19%) CSS
7 18 (5.19%) Web Services
7 18 (5.19%) XML
8 15 (4.32%) AngularJS
9 13 (3.75%) SAP PI
10 10 (2.88%) jQuery
10 10 (2.88%) React
11 9 (2.59%) JSON
12 8 (2.31%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.02%) DOM
13 7 (2.02%) RESTful
14 6 (1.73%) JSP
14 6 (1.73%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.51%) Management Information System
2 24 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.19%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.46%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.59%) Reinsurance
8 8 (2.31%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.02%) Digital Media
9 7 (2.02%) iPhone
10 6 (1.73%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.44%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.44%) EPoS
11 5 (1.44%) User Experience
12 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.58%) Clustering
13 2 (0.58%) Derivative
13 2 (0.58%) EFT
13 2 (0.58%) PMI
13 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (22.19%) Windows
2 30 (8.65%) Windows Server
3 26 (7.49%) Linux
4 19 (5.48%) Windows 10
5 15 (4.32%) Android
5 15 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.17%) Unix
6 11 (3.17%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.15%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.58%) CentOS
9 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (19.88%) Scrum
3 61 (17.58%) Project Management
4 58 (16.71%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (11.53%) ITIL
7 39 (11.24%) Software Testing
8 38 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (10.09%) BDD
10 33 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (9.22%) Unit Testing
12 30 (8.65%) TDD
13 29 (8.36%) Mentoring
14 25 (7.20%) PRINCE2
15 23 (6.63%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (6.63%) Information Security
15 23 (6.63%) SDLC
15 23 (6.63%) Software Engineering
16 22 (6.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (25.07%) SQL
2 76 (21.90%) Java
3 46 (13.26%) C#
4 33 (9.51%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.78%) T-SQL
6 14 (4.03%) PHP
7 10 (2.88%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.59%) Python
9 7 (2.02%) Delphi
10 6 (1.73%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.73%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.86%) ES6
11 3 (0.86%) Kotlin
11 3 (0.86%) Ruby
11 3 (0.86%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.86%) VBA
12 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.58%) Perl
12 2 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (7.78%) Degree
2 15 (4.32%) ACCA
2 15 (4.32%) CIMA
3 14 (4.03%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.75%) PMI Certification
5 12 (3.46%) PMP
5 12 (3.46%) TOGAF Certification
6 11 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (2.02%) ISEB
8 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.15%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.86%) CCNA
10 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.86%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.86%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.58%) CCNP
11 2 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.03%) SLA
2 13 (3.75%) QA
3 10 (2.88%) PMO
4 4 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.86%) GDPR
5 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.29%) WAI
6 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.61%) XenDesktop
4 13 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (3.75%) vSphere
5 7 (2.02%) Docker
6 6 (1.73%) XenApp
7 4 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.86%) Firmware
9 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (3.75%) vRealize
2 9 (2.59%) SCCM
3 6 (1.73%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.44%) Terraform
5 2 (0.58%) WSUS
5 2 (0.58%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 87 (25.07%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.49%) Citrix
3 23 (6.63%) SAP
3 23 (6.63%) VMware
4 20 (5.76%) Oracle
5 16 (4.61%) HP
6 12 (3.46%) Cognos
6 12 (3.46%) IBM
7 8 (2.31%) Google
8 7 (2.02%) Adobe
8 7 (2.02%) Ensighten
8 7 (2.02%) Optimizely
8 7 (2.02%) Tealium
9 6 (1.73%) Borland
10 5 (1.44%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.15%) Apple
11 4 (1.15%) Cisco
11 4 (1.15%) Dell
11 4 (1.15%) Ivanti
12 3 (0.86%) Veeam