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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 314 322 282
Rank change year-on-year +8 -40  
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 825 1016 1234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.97% 1.15%
As % of the General category 2.38% 2.21% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 687 810 965
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
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 with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34670 45928 47522
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.55% 43.92% 44.14%
Number of salaries quoted 27983 37120 37263
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 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
England +10 787 £60,000 +4.34% 121
London -2 504 £67,500 +3.84% 65
South East +68 118 £40,000 +14.28% 16
City of London -4 116 £65,000 - 22
Surrey +54 46 £33,000 +1.53% 3
South West +39 34 £52,500 +26.50% 4
West Midlands +17 29 £37,500 -6.25% 7
North West -45 29 £40,000 - 8
Yorkshire +20 27 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Buckinghamshire +42 26 £27,500 -53.19% 2
East of England +45 25 £46,250 +32.14% 5
Manchester -29 24 £40,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +6 22 £47,500 +46.15% 3
Hampshire +21 19 £31,000 -20.51% 5
Berkshire +42 18 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Milton Keynes +24 17 £22,000 -62.55% 2
Woking +22 16 £33,000 +1.53%
East Midlands -1 16 £39,000 -2.50% 7
Bristol +11 13 £60,000 +26.31% 2
Leeds +7 12 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Oxfordshire +2 12 £60,000 +100.00%
Birmingham +22 11 £32,500 -14.92% 3
Southampton +22 11 £31,000 -29.54%
Leicestershire +8 11 £39,000 -2.50% 2
Gloucestershire +7 11 £40,000 +3.22%
Slough +35 10 £48,750 -11.36% 3
Bedfordshire +28 10 - -
Luton +16 10 - -
Scotland -3 10 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Leicester - 10 £39,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Back Office.

1 736 (45.57%) Finance
2 469 (29.04%) SQL
3 383 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
4 370 (22.91%) Banking
5 305 (18.89%) SQL Server
6 294 (18.20%) Microsoft
7 291 (18.02%) Windows
8 255 (15.79%) C#
9 228 (14.12%) .NET
10 226 (13.99%) Business Analysis
11 221 (13.68%) Java
12 212 (13.13%) MS Excel
13 209 (12.94%) JavaScript
14 194 (12.01%) Front Office
15 178 (11.02%) Degree
16 171 (10.59%) Project Management
17 168 (10.40%) ITIL
18 163 (10.09%) Scrum
19 158 (9.78%) Linux
20 152 (9.41%) Oracle
20 152 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
21 145 (8.98%) HTML
22 142 (8.79%) Marketing
22 142 (8.79%) Windows Server
23 133 (8.24%) XML
24 129 (7.99%) SDLC
25 125 (7.74%) MS Office
26 121 (7.49%) Active Directory
26 121 (7.49%) VMware
27 115 (7.12%) Computer Science

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 51 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.10%) MS Exchange
3 38 (2.35%) Skype for Business
4 37 (2.29%) IIS
5 26 (1.61%) Confluence
6 23 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.99%) IBM Notes
10 15 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (0.93%) CMS
11 12 (0.74%) Apache
12 9 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.43%) MQSeries
15 6 (0.37%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.31%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 212 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 125 (7.74%) MS Office
3 30 (1.86%) MS Project
3 30 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.11%) thinkFolio
2 16 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.68%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.68%) NetSuite
3 11 (0.68%) SAP MDG
3 11 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (0.62%) SAP BPC
4 10 (0.62%) SAP CRM
5 8 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.50%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 7 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (0.37%) Misys Opics
7 6 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.37%) Softmar
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.25%) Salerio
9 4 (0.25%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.22%) SaaS
2 38 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.36%) Office 365
5 18 (1.11%) Yammer
6 14 (0.87%) GitHub
7 10 (0.62%) IBM Blueworks
8 8 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.31%) G Suite
9 5 (0.31%) IaaS
9 5 (0.31%) PaaS
10 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.19%) FinancialForce.com
11 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.12%) Force.com
11 2 (0.12%) Google Play
11 2 (0.12%) iTunes
12 1 (0.062%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.062%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.062%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.09%) Firewall
2 60 (3.72%) DNS
3 48 (2.97%) DHCP
4 45 (2.79%) VPN
5 41 (2.54%) WAN
6 39 (2.41%) LAN
7 32 (1.98%) SAN
8 30 (1.86%) TCP/IP
9 20 (1.24%) NAS
10 18 (1.11%) Internet
10 18 (1.11%) SSL
11 15 (0.93%) MPLS
11 15 (0.93%) VoIP
12 14 (0.87%) Network Security
13 13 (0.80%) Wireless
14 11 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (0.68%) Skype
15 9 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (0.56%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 67 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (2.97%) MySQL
6 46 (2.85%) MongoDB
7 45 (2.79%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 35 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 28 (1.73%) Big Data
11 27 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
12 22 (1.36%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.30%) MS Access
13 21 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (1.05%) SAP HANA
15 16 (0.99%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
16 14 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (0.74%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 62 (3.84%) Git (software)
2 53 (3.28%) JIRA
3 52 (3.22%) Selenium
4 34 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 29 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (1.67%) TeamCity
7 22 (1.36%) SpecFlow
8 18 (1.11%) Jenkins
8 18 (1.11%) JUnit
8 18 (1.11%) Maven
8 18 (1.11%) Subversion
9 17 (1.05%) SoapUI
10 16 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.74%) HP UFT
12 11 (0.68%) FitNesse
12 11 (0.68%) NUnit
13 10 (0.62%) WebDriver
14 9 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.50%) Mocha
General
1 736 (45.57%) Finance
2 370 (22.91%) Banking
3 194 (12.01%) Front Office
4 142 (8.79%) Marketing
5 110 (6.81%) Retail
6 81 (5.02%) Legal
7 74 (4.58%) Investment Banking
8 52 (3.22%) Telecoms
9 50 (3.10%) Financial Institution
10 41 (2.54%) Games
11 34 (2.11%) Corporate Banking
12 30 (1.86%) Manufacturing
13 28 (1.73%) Advertising
14 24 (1.49%) Private Banking
15 22 (1.36%) Music Industry
16 15 (0.93%) Law
17 11 (0.68%) General Ledger
17 11 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.56%) Electronics
19 8 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 413 (25.57%) Analyst
2 396 (24.52%) Developer
3 200 (12.38%) Business Analyst
4 118 (7.31%) Applications Support
5 113 (7.00%) Architect
6 103 (6.38%) Support Analyst
7 93 (5.76%) Project Manager
8 91 (5.63%) Java Developer
9 85 (5.26%) SQL Developer
10 83 (5.14%) Senior Developer
11 82 (5.08%) C# Developer
12 67 (4.15%) .NET Developer
13 64 (3.96%) Applications Support Analyst
14 63 (3.90%) IT Manager
15 62 (3.84%) Financial Analyst
16 58 (3.59%) Banking Analyst
17 55 (3.41%) Support Engineer
18 54 (3.34%) Service Analyst
19 52 (3.22%) Consultant
20 48 (2.97%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (14.12%) .NET
2 145 (8.98%) HTML
3 133 (8.24%) XML
4 103 (6.38%) CSS
5 92 (5.70%) AngularJS
6 76 (4.71%) ASP.NET
7 69 (4.27%) jQuery
7 69 (4.27%) Spring
8 59 (3.65%) FIX Protocol
9 58 (3.59%) WPF
10 57 (3.53%) WCF
11 47 (2.91%) J2EE
11 47 (2.91%) Web Services
12 46 (2.85%) .NET Framework
12 46 (2.85%) HTML5
13 39 (2.41%) Node.js
14 38 (2.35%) JMS
15 36 (2.23%) Hibernate
16 35 (2.17%) JDBC
17 31 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.12%) Computer Science
2 108 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (6.01%) Fixed Income
4 88 (5.45%) Derivative
5 76 (4.71%) Equities
6 66 (4.09%) Hedge funds
7 58 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 55 (3.41%) Management Information System
9 53 (3.28%) SWIFT
10 52 (3.22%) User Experience
11 40 (2.48%) Fintech
12 32 (1.98%) Data Centre
12 32 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (1.92%) Mobile App
14 25 (1.55%) Clustering
15 23 (1.42%) EPoS
16 22 (1.36%) PMI
17 20 (1.24%) Client/Server
18 17 (1.05%) Virtual Team
19 16 (0.99%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 291 (18.02%) Windows
2 158 (9.78%) Linux
3 142 (8.79%) Windows Server
4 103 (6.38%) Unix
5 77 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (2.48%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 21 (1.30%) Solaris
10 17 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.87%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.68%) Android
14 9 (0.56%) CentOS
15 5 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.31%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.19%) Debian
16 3 (0.19%) VMS
17 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (13.99%) Business Analysis
3 171 (10.59%) Project Management
4 168 (10.40%) ITIL
5 163 (10.09%) Scrum
6 152 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 129 (7.99%) SDLC
8 113 (7.00%) TDD
9 112 (6.93%) CRM
10 95 (5.88%) E-Commerce
11 94 (5.82%) Investment Management
12 93 (5.76%) Service Delivery
13 92 (5.70%) Mentoring
14 90 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
15 85 (5.26%) Web Development
16 81 (5.02%) OO
17 79 (4.89%) MVC
18 78 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
19 77 (4.77%) Asset Management
20 76 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 469 (29.04%) SQL
2 255 (15.79%) C#
3 221 (13.68%) Java
4 209 (12.94%) JavaScript
5 79 (4.89%) PowerShell
6 72 (4.46%) T-SQL
7 54 (3.34%) Python
8 43 (2.66%) PHP
9 42 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 32 (1.98%) Perl
11 30 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.42%) C++
13 20 (1.24%) C
14 19 (1.18%) VBScript
15 18 (1.11%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.11%) VBA
16 17 (1.05%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.99%) ABAP
18 13 (0.80%) VB
19 12 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 178 (11.02%) Degree
2 44 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (1.98%) CCNA
4 29 (1.80%) ISEB
4 29 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (1.73%) PMI Certification
6 21 (1.30%) MCSE
7 20 (1.24%) CCNP
8 18 (1.11%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.99%) PhD
9 16 (0.99%) Postgraduate
9 16 (0.99%) Security Cleared
10 14 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (0.56%) MCP
13 8 (0.50%) CCVP
13 8 (0.50%) CFA
13 8 (0.50%) CISSP
13 8 (0.50%) MCITP
14 6 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (5.39%) QA
2 76 (4.71%) SLA
3 65 (4.02%) MiFID
4 28 (1.73%) EMIR
5 20 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
7 11 (0.68%) PMO
8 7 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.43%) GCP
9 6 (0.37%) FATCA
10 5 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.25%) ISO20022
12 3 (0.19%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.12%) GDPR
13 2 (0.12%) SEPA
14 1 (0.062%) IFRS
14 1 (0.062%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 121 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 85 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.42%) vSphere
5 17 (1.05%) Docker
6 14 (0.87%) XenApp
7 12 (0.74%) ISA Server
8 9 (0.56%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 8 (0.50%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.37%) NFS
11 6 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.31%) Firmware
13 4 (0.25%) KVM
13 4 (0.25%) XenServer
14 3 (0.19%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.19%) Xen
14 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (2.29%) SCCM
2 25 (1.55%) SCOM
3 19 (1.18%) Ansible
4 16 (0.99%) WSUS
5 15 (0.93%) Puppet
6 14 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.56%) Nagios
8 8 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (0.50%) MOM
9 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.31%) Control-M
11 5 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.31%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.12%) Grafana
13 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.12%) logstash
13 2 (0.12%) StatsD
Vendors
1 294 (18.20%) Microsoft
2 152 (9.41%) Oracle
3 121 (7.49%) VMware
4 75 (4.64%) SAP
5 60 (3.72%) Cisco
6 58 (3.59%) Citrix
7 52 (3.22%) Bloomberg
8 49 (3.03%) HP
9 44 (2.72%) IBM
10 29 (1.80%) Google
10 29 (1.80%) Sybase
11 28 (1.73%) Actimize
12 27 (1.67%) Red Hat
13 24 (1.49%) Charles River
14 22 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
15 21 (1.30%) hybris
16 20 (1.24%) Dell
16 20 (1.24%) Pega
17 16 (0.99%) Lotus
17 16 (0.99%) Sun
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £53,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
JCW Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dungannon, County Tyrone
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + plus large package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £92,000 plus an incredible package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £62000 - £90000 per annum + 30% bonus + exceptional benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-Net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Oakham, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-Net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £49,000 per annum + 5% bonus + 29 days holiday + pensi
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, h/care, childcare, PMI
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Rullion
Salary: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £60000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday