Period
to 24 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 413 410 366
Rank change year-on-year -3 -44 -35
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 883 1,118 1,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.75% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.80% 1.83% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 717 810 1,141
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £130,000 £86,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 49,020 60,977 76,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.95% 40.88% 43.46%
Number of salaries quoted 37,248 46,449 59,189
UK median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.91% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 24 February 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
England +10 865 £62,000 +12.73% 146
London +14 547 £75,000 +11.11% 63
UK excluding London -10 324 £47,500 +5.56% 91
South East +30 151 £55,000 +22.22% 21
North of England +36 65 £32,500 -20.73% 20
Midlands +17 48 £37,500 -1.66% 12
North West +43 47 £47,500 +5.56% 13
West Midlands +20 33 £37,500 +2.74% 7
East of England +45 32 £37,500 -31.82% 12
South West -8 21 £46,000 +10.84% 17
East Midlands +16 15 £45,000 -5.26% 5
North East +15 9 £31,500 -41.40% 2
Yorkshire +8 9 £30,000 -17.24% 5
Scotland +19 5 £46,595 +9.64% 7
Northern Ireland +15 1 - -
Wales -14 1 £22,000 -38.89% 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 with a requirement for Back Office.

1 343 (38.84%) SQL
2 326 (36.92%) Finance
3 244 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
4 194 (21.97%) Front Office
5 166 (18.80%) Asset Management
6 165 (18.69%) Mentoring
7 162 (18.35%) Investment Management
8 160 (18.12%) Python
9 159 (18.01%) Fixed Income
10 150 (16.99%) Java
11 144 (16.31%) AWS
12 143 (16.19%) Web Services
13 139 (15.74%) Microsoft
14 130 (14.72%) Derivative
15 128 (14.50%) SQL Server
16 125 (14.16%) Analytics
17 124 (14.04%) Bloomberg
18 123 (13.93%) Equities
19 120 (13.59%) Hedge funds
20 118 (13.36%) C#
21 112 (12.68%) Machine Learning
22 111 (12.57%) Windows
23 106 (12.00%) Project Management
23 106 (12.00%) Reference Data
24 103 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
25 100 (11.33%) Change Management
26 98 (11.10%) Degree
27 92 (10.42%) Scrum
28 87 (9.85%) .NET
29 80 (9.06%) Linux

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 46 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.87%) Tomcat
3 24 (2.72%) IIS
4 22 (2.49%) CMS
4 22 (2.49%) Skype for Business
5 21 (2.38%) Confluence
6 7 (0.79%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.34%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.23%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.23%) JBoss
10 2 (0.23%) Kentico
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 60 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.23%) Sketch
5 2 (0.23%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 63 (7.13%) Eagle PACE
2 62 (7.02%) Markit EDM
3 61 (6.91%) PolarLake
4 7 (0.79%) SAP BPC
4 7 (0.79%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.45%) Bloomberg AIM
6 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.23%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.23%) LongView
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.23%) Softmar
8 1 (0.11%) Endur
8 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.11%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 144 (16.31%) AWS
2 63 (7.13%) Azure
3 52 (5.89%) Office 365
4 34 (3.85%) PaaS
5 33 (3.74%) SaaS
6 15 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (1.36%) Power Platform
7 12 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (1.13%) IaaS
9 6 (0.68%) Slack
10 4 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.45%) Serverless
11 3 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.34%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 3 (0.34%) GitHub
11 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.34%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.72%) Skype
2 18 (2.04%) Firewall
3 16 (1.81%) DNS
3 16 (1.81%) Internet
4 15 (1.70%) DHCP
4 15 (1.70%) LAN
5 13 (1.47%) SAN
6 12 (1.36%) VoIP
6 12 (1.36%) WAN
7 11 (1.25%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.91%) Network Security
8 8 (0.91%) VPN
9 7 (0.79%) Extranet
9 7 (0.79%) Intranet
10 5 (0.57%) WinSCP
11 4 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.45%) FIX Connectivity
11 4 (0.45%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.34%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.96%) MySQL
3 22 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
8 13 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (1.25%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.13%) Power BI
12 9 (1.02%) KDB
12 9 (1.02%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.02%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.79%) DTS
Development Applications
1 64 (7.25%) JIRA
2 50 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 49 (5.55%) Subversion
4 45 (5.10%) Git (software)
5 43 (4.87%) Cucumber
6 41 (4.64%) Maven
7 15 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.47%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.25%) GitLab
9 11 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (1.13%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.13%) NetBeans
10 10 (1.13%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.02%) Selenium
12 5 (0.57%) Moq
12 5 (0.57%) Protractor
12 5 (0.57%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.45%) Gradle
General
1 326 (36.92%) Finance
2 194 (21.97%) Front Office
3 72 (8.15%) Banking
4 60 (6.80%) Legal
5 49 (5.55%) Marketing
6 46 (5.21%) Retail
7 23 (2.60%) Financial Institution
8 18 (2.04%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.59%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.47%) Games
10 13 (1.47%) Public Sector
10 13 (1.47%) Publishing
11 12 (1.36%) Law
12 10 (1.13%) Advertising
12 10 (1.13%) Music Industry
13 9 (1.02%) Billing
13 9 (1.02%) Online Betting
14 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.34%) French Language
15 3 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 220 (24.92%) Developer
2 164 (18.57%) Analyst
3 103 (11.66%) Java Developer
4 64 (7.25%) Data Manager
5 60 (6.80%) Business Analyst
6 57 (6.46%) Senior Developer
7 42 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 40 (4.53%) Applications Support
8 40 (4.53%) C# Developer
9 37 (4.19%) Project Manager
9 37 (4.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 35 (3.96%) Support Engineer
10 35 (3.96%) Support Manager
11 33 (3.74%) Architect
12 32 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (3.17%) SQL Developer
14 26 (2.94%) .NET Developer
14 26 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
15 23 (2.60%) Change Manager
16 22 (2.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (16.19%) Web Services
2 87 (9.85%) .NET
3 77 (8.72%) Spring
4 49 (5.55%) CSS
5 47 (5.32%) HTML
6 40 (4.53%) Hibernate
7 39 (4.42%) XML
8 36 (4.08%) JPA
8 36 (4.08%) Struts
9 34 (3.85%) Vaadin
10 28 (3.17%) .NET Framework
11 23 (2.60%) J2EE
12 21 (2.38%) ASP.NET
12 21 (2.38%) HTML5
13 20 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
14 19 (2.15%) AngularJS
15 16 (1.81%) .NET Core
15 16 (1.81%) J2SE
15 16 (1.81%) JDBC
16 15 (1.70%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 159 (18.01%) Fixed Income
2 130 (14.72%) Derivative
3 123 (13.93%) Equities
4 120 (13.59%) Hedge funds
5 106 (12.00%) Reference Data
6 74 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
7 71 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
8 58 (6.57%) Mobile App
9 46 (5.21%) Management Information System
10 42 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
11 38 (4.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (2.94%) Data Centre
13 22 (2.49%) User Experience
14 15 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (1.36%) SWIFT
16 9 (1.02%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.91%) Credit Risk
18 7 (0.79%) iPhone
18 7 (0.79%) Reinsurance
19 6 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.57%) Windows
2 80 (9.06%) Linux
3 51 (5.78%) Windows Server
4 33 (3.74%) Android
5 28 (3.17%) Unix
6 26 (2.94%) Windows 10
7 24 (2.72%) Apple iOS
8 23 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (2.04%) Windows 7
10 17 (1.93%) CentOS
11 12 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.57%) Solaris
13 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (18.80%) Asset Management
3 165 (18.69%) Mentoring
4 162 (18.35%) Investment Management
5 125 (14.16%) Analytics
6 112 (12.68%) Machine Learning
7 106 (12.00%) Project Management
8 103 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
9 100 (11.33%) Change Management
10 92 (10.42%) Scrum
11 75 (8.49%) Project Delivery
12 73 (8.27%) CRM
13 69 (7.81%) TDD
14 68 (7.70%) Business Analysis
15 67 (7.59%) ITIL
16 65 (7.36%) Data Management
17 63 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (6.91%) Enterprise Data Management
19 60 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
19 60 (6.80%) Performance Attribution
Programming Languages
1 343 (38.84%) SQL
2 160 (18.12%) Python
3 150 (16.99%) Java
4 118 (13.36%) C#
5 65 (7.36%) JavaScript
6 60 (6.80%) R
7 53 (6.00%) PowerShell
8 52 (5.89%) VBA
9 44 (4.98%) T-SQL
10 35 (3.96%) PHP
11 28 (3.17%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.70%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.59%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.36%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.13%) Java 8
17 9 (1.02%) Ruby
18 7 (0.79%) Perl
19 6 (0.68%) C
19 6 (0.68%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 98 (11.10%) Degree
2 28 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.93%) CIMA
4 13 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.13%) APMP
5 10 (1.13%) CFA
6 9 (1.02%) MAPM
6 9 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (0.79%) ACCA
7 7 (0.79%) ISEB
8 6 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.68%) PMP
9 5 (0.57%) CCNA
9 5 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.34%) CISM
11 3 (0.34%) MBA
11 3 (0.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.32%) Data Quality
2 43 (4.87%) QA
3 24 (2.72%) SLA
4 11 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.25%) PMO
5 7 (0.79%) EMIR
5 7 (0.79%) MiFID
6 6 (0.68%) GDPR
6 6 (0.68%) NCSC
7 5 (0.57%) NIST
8 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) GAAP
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.11%) PSD2
10 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 73 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.30%) Docker
3 26 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (2.72%) XenDesktop
5 20 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (1.70%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.25%) XenApp
8 9 (1.02%) vSphere
9 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) ACF2
12 1 (0.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.11%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (2.83%) Ansible
2 23 (2.60%) SCCM
3 15 (1.70%) Kubernetes
4 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.59%) Puppet
5 13 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.79%) Terraform
6 7 (0.79%) vRealize
7 6 (0.68%) SCOM
7 6 (0.68%) WSUS
8 3 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.34%) MOM
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.11%) Control-M
10 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.11%) Salt
10 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 139 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 124 (14.04%) Bloomberg
3 63 (7.13%) Reuters
4 58 (6.57%) Oracle
5 53 (6.00%) Citrix
6 39 (4.42%) VMware
7 37 (4.19%) SAP
8 28 (3.17%) HP
9 19 (2.15%) Cisco
9 19 (2.15%) Dell
10 17 (1.93%) Veeam
11 14 (1.59%) Avaya
11 14 (1.59%) IBM
11 14 (1.59%) Nimble Storage
12 13 (1.47%) Sybase
13 12 (1.36%) EqualLogic
13 12 (1.36%) ProCurve
13 12 (1.36%) Sophos
14 10 (1.13%) Casewise
15 9 (1.02%) Remedy