Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 342 321
Rank change year-on-year -27 -21 -54
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,340 1,676 1,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.93% 1.01%
As % of the General category 2.10% 2.14% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 1,270 1,599
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%

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 63,669 78,349 79,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.91% 43.68% 42.61%
Number of salaries quoted 48,915 57,704 64,431
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 17 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 12 December 2018. 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 -19 1,293 £55,000 -3.51% 157
London -40 732 £65,000 - 75
UK excluding London +68 586 £42,500 +6.25% 87
South East -24 171 £45,000 +5.88% 22
North of England +32 120 £35,000 -9.09% 29
South West +93 114 £47,500 -26.92% 13
East of England +56 96 £55,000 +57.14% 5
Yorkshire +61 61 £32,217 -7.95% 9
North West +6 55 £36,000 -10.00% 20
Midlands +4 53 £37,816 -5.46% 13
East Midlands +29 30 £47,500 +23.38% 6
West Midlands -2 23 £35,000 -17.65% 6
Scotland +8 20 £42,500 -4.49% 4
Wales - 13 £35,000 - 1
North East 0 4 £53,750 -30.65%
Northern Ireland -8 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 631 (47.09%) Finance
2 435 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (26.72%) SQL
4 330 (24.63%) Banking
5 300 (22.39%) Microsoft
6 281 (20.97%) .NET
7 264 (19.70%) C#
8 231 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 226 (16.87%) Windows
10 219 (16.34%) SQL Server
11 217 (16.19%) Java
12 215 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
13 205 (15.30%) Front Office
14 190 (14.18%) JavaScript
15 180 (13.43%) Project Management
16 160 (11.94%) Oracle
17 152 (11.34%) Degree
18 139 (10.37%) HTML
18 139 (10.37%) Retail
19 126 (9.40%) Linux
20 123 (9.18%) Scrum
21 118 (8.81%) Change Management
21 118 (8.81%) ITIL
21 118 (8.81%) Business Analysis
22 117 (8.73%) ASP.NET
23 115 (8.58%) CSS
24 108 (8.06%) Asset Management
25 106 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
25 106 (7.91%) Investment Management
26 105 (7.84%) MVC

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 40 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.16%) IIS
4 28 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 24 (1.79%) Confluence
6 21 (1.57%) CMS
7 14 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
10 9 (0.67%) Alfresco
10 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.52%) JBoss
12 7 (0.52%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.45%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.37%) Anypoint
14 5 (0.37%) SAS
14 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 94 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 73 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.075%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.12%) thinkFolio
2 14 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.04%) Front Arena
2 14 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 10 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (0.60%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.60%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.52%) Magento
5 7 (0.52%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.37%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.30%) Scribe Insight
7 4 (0.30%) SunGard GMI
8 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.22%) Primavera
8 3 (0.22%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 68 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.73%) Office 365
4 26 (1.94%) SaaS
5 13 (0.97%) PaaS
6 8 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.45%) IaaS
8 5 (0.37%) GitHub
9 4 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.30%) Sage Pay
9 4 (0.30%) Scribe Online
10 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
10 3 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.22%) NuGet
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.43%) Firewall
1 46 (3.43%) WAN
2 45 (3.36%) Internet
3 43 (3.21%) LAN
4 42 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 31 (2.31%) VPN
6 28 (2.09%) DNS
7 26 (1.94%) DHCP
8 19 (1.42%) SAN
9 16 (1.19%) Skype
10 15 (1.12%) MPLS
11 13 (0.97%) CTI
11 13 (0.97%) Ethernet
12 11 (0.82%) Network Security
13 8 (0.60%) FTP
13 8 (0.60%) Intranet
14 7 (0.52%) VoIP
14 7 (0.52%) Wireless
14 7 (0.52%) WLAN
15 6 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (3.36%) MySQL
4 45 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 37 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 30 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.42%) Amazon Aurora
9 17 (1.27%) Power BI
9 17 (1.27%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (0.97%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.82%) Big Data
13 11 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.75%) MongoDB
14 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 61 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 54 (4.03%) JIRA
3 53 (3.96%) Subversion
4 49 (3.66%) Selenium
5 48 (3.58%) Maven
6 33 (2.46%) Visual Studio
7 31 (2.31%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.16%) Jenkins
9 22 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 19 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (0.90%) Hudson
12 12 (0.90%) JUnit
13 11 (0.82%) TestNG
14 10 (0.75%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.75%) Gradle
14 10 (0.75%) Mercurial
14 10 (0.75%) NetBeans
General
1 631 (47.09%) Finance
2 330 (24.63%) Banking
3 205 (15.30%) Front Office
4 139 (10.37%) Retail
5 89 (6.64%) Marketing
6 71 (5.30%) Legal
7 61 (4.55%) Investment Banking
8 56 (4.18%) Telecoms
9 39 (2.91%) Financial Institution
10 31 (2.31%) Corporate Banking
11 25 (1.87%) General Ledger
11 25 (1.87%) Law
12 24 (1.79%) Billing
13 15 (1.12%) French Language
13 15 (1.12%) Publishing
14 14 (1.04%) German Language
15 11 (0.82%) Games
16 10 (0.75%) Advertising
17 9 (0.67%) Local Government
18 7 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 371 (27.69%) Analyst
2 313 (23.36%) Developer
3 133 (9.93%) Business Analyst
4 125 (9.33%) Support Analyst
5 111 (8.28%) Applications Support
6 97 (7.24%) Banking Analyst
7 94 (7.01%) Applications Support Analyst
8 75 (5.60%) .NET Developer
9 63 (4.70%) Consultant
9 63 (4.70%) Senior Developer
10 56 (4.18%) C# Developer
10 56 (4.18%) Java Developer
11 55 (4.10%) Project Manager
12 54 (4.03%) IT Manager
13 43 (3.21%) Planning Manager
13 43 (3.21%) Test Analyst
14 40 (2.99%) Resource Manager
14 40 (2.99%) Resource Planning Manager
14 40 (2.99%) Software Developer
15 39 (2.91%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (20.97%) .NET
2 139 (10.37%) HTML
3 117 (8.73%) ASP.NET
4 115 (8.58%) CSS
5 90 (6.72%) Web Services
6 74 (5.52%) AngularJS
7 71 (5.30%) XML
8 58 (4.33%) Spring
9 53 (3.96%) jQuery
10 50 (3.73%) FIX Protocol
10 50 (3.73%) JSON
10 50 (3.73%) React
11 49 (3.66%) RESTful
12 46 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (3.13%) Node.js
13 42 (3.13%) REST
14 39 (2.91%) SOAP
15 38 (2.84%) WCF
16 34 (2.54%) Laravel
17 32 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 231 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (7.39%) Fixed Income
3 97 (7.24%) Equities
4 84 (6.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 69 (5.15%) Hedge funds
6 65 (4.85%) Derivative
7 64 (4.78%) Management Information System
8 52 (3.88%) Fintech
9 47 (3.51%) Virtual Team
10 46 (3.43%) Mobile App
11 44 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
12 42 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
13 39 (2.91%) SWIFT
14 32 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (2.24%) Data Centre
15 30 (2.24%) User Experience
16 25 (1.87%) EPoS
17 22 (1.64%) IVR
18 20 (1.49%) PMI
19 12 (0.90%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 226 (16.87%) Windows
2 126 (9.40%) Linux
3 94 (7.01%) Unix
4 84 (6.27%) Windows Server
5 51 (3.81%) Windows 7
6 41 (3.06%) Windows 10
7 34 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.57%) Android
8 21 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (1.49%) Solaris
10 17 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.75%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.45%) CentOS
15 5 (0.37%) AIX
15 5 (0.37%) Fedora
15 5 (0.37%) HPUX
16 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
3 180 (13.43%) Project Management
4 123 (9.18%) Scrum
5 118 (8.81%) Business Analysis
5 118 (8.81%) Change Management
5 118 (8.81%) ITIL
6 108 (8.06%) Asset Management
7 106 (7.91%) Investment Management
7 106 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 105 (7.84%) MVC
9 102 (7.61%) CRM
10 93 (6.94%) Test Automation
11 88 (6.57%) IT Strategy
12 85 (6.34%) TDD
13 82 (6.12%) DevOps
13 82 (6.12%) E-Commerce
14 78 (5.82%) Software Engineering
15 76 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
16 75 (5.60%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 358 (26.72%) SQL
2 264 (19.70%) C#
3 217 (16.19%) Java
4 190 (14.18%) JavaScript
5 72 (5.37%) PHP
6 70 (5.22%) Python
7 56 (4.18%) T-SQL
8 41 (3.06%) Shell Script
9 40 (2.99%) Erlang
10 34 (2.54%) C++
11 33 (2.46%) PowerShell
12 28 (2.09%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.94%) Bash Shell
14 25 (1.87%) VB.NET
15 23 (1.72%) Perl
15 23 (1.72%) TypeScript
16 21 (1.57%) C
17 19 (1.42%) Scala
17 19 (1.42%) VB
18 18 (1.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (11.34%) Degree
2 39 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (1.72%) PMI Certification
5 22 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.34%) CFA
7 16 (1.19%) MCSE
8 14 (1.04%) CIMA
8 14 (1.04%) Security Cleared
9 11 (0.82%) SC Cleared
10 10 (0.75%) ISEB
11 8 (0.60%) APMG
11 8 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.45%) CCNA
12 6 (0.45%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.45%) MBA
12 6 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.37%) MCSA
14 4 (0.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.78%) QA
2 52 (3.88%) SLA
3 38 (2.84%) MiFID
4 32 (2.39%) GDPR
5 27 (2.01%) PMO
6 16 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (1.12%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.97%) SEPA
9 11 (0.82%) PSD2
10 7 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.52%) EMIR
11 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.30%) FATCA
13 3 (0.22%) COBIT
13 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.22%) TARGET2
14 2 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 94 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 48 (3.58%) Docker
3 33 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.42%) XenApp
5 14 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.04%) vSphere
6 9 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.30%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.22%) Xen
9 3 (0.22%) XenServer
10 2 (0.15%) Firmware
10 2 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.42%) SCCM
3 12 (0.90%) Ansible
3 12 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (0.90%) Prometheus
4 9 (0.67%) Control-M
5 8 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (0.60%) Puppet
6 7 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.52%) SCOM
7 6 (0.45%) Terraform
8 5 (0.37%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.22%) WSUS
10 2 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.15%) Netcool
Vendors
1 300 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 160 (11.94%) Oracle
3 62 (4.63%) VMware
4 54 (4.03%) Citrix
5 41 (3.06%) SAP
6 40 (2.99%) IBM
6 40 (2.99%) Verint
7 39 (2.91%) Cisco
8 29 (2.16%) Veeam
9 28 (2.09%) Bloomberg
10 27 (2.01%) Reuters
10 27 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.72%) Sybase
12 22 (1.64%) Murex
13 21 (1.57%) Charles River
13 21 (1.57%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.57%) Tableau
14 20 (1.49%) Calypso
14 20 (1.49%) SimCorp
15 19 (1.42%) Sun