Period
to 28 January 2021

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 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 349 408 402
Rank change year-on-year +59 -6 -32
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 534 906 1,164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.72% 0.77%
As % of the General category 2.15% 1.81% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 532 827 878
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +13.64% -4.35%
10th Percentile £32,625 £31,250 £30,675
90th Percentile £109,750 £132,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +6.25%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 24,824 50,154 62,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.90% 39.92% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19,201 38,411 48,031
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% -

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Back Office.

Salary trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Back Office over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

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 28 January 2021. 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 +29 475 £67,500 +8.00% 90
London +47 307 £75,000 - 40
UK excluding London +80 198 £42,500 -10.53% 54
Work from Home -59 95 £67,500 -43.75% 22
North of England +67 56 £40,000 - 23
Midlands +75 44 £65,000 +73.33% 12
South East +28 41 £45,000 -18.18% 7
North West +48 33 £40,000 -11.11% 14
East Midlands +73 26 £32,500 -27.78% 3
West Midlands +45 18 £75,000 +100.00% 9
Scotland +52 17 £50,000 +14.94% 3
Wales +56 15 £42,500 +93.18% 1
Yorkshire +53 15 £55,000 +58.27% 8
East of England +82 13 £38,750 +3.33% 5
South West +61 12 £37,750 +0.67% 3
North East +23 8 £30,750 -1.60% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, 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.

1 268 (50.19%) SQL
2 251 (47.00%) Finance
3 131 (24.53%) Python
4 126 (23.60%) .NET
5 122 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (22.28%) SQL Server
7 113 (21.16%) Microsoft
8 101 (18.91%) C#
9 100 (18.73%) Linux
9 100 (18.73%) Front Office
10 97 (18.16%) Asset Management
10 97 (18.16%) Hedge funds
11 95 (17.79%) DevOps
12 87 (16.29%) Microservices
13 85 (15.92%) Bloomberg
14 82 (15.36%) JavaScript
15 81 (15.17%) CSS
15 81 (15.17%) AWS
16 79 (14.79%) Windows
17 77 (14.42%) Java
17 77 (14.42%) Banking
18 75 (14.04%) Azure
19 71 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
20 70 (13.11%) Equities
21 68 (12.73%) Web Services
22 66 (12.36%) .NET Framework
23 65 (12.17%) Fixed Income
24 63 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
24 63 (11.80%) Investment Management
25 61 (11.42%) Reference Data

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 31 (5.81%) Apache
2 22 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.75%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.12%) CMS
6 6 (1.12%) IIS
6 6 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.12%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.94%) JBoss
8 4 (0.75%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.37%) Apache TomEE
10 2 (0.37%) Confluence
10 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.19%) Appian
Applications
1 25 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.19%) InVision
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 53 (9.93%) Eagle PACE
1 53 (9.93%) Markit EDM
2 22 (4.12%) PolarLake
3 16 (3.00%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (2.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 8 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (1.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.75%) Bond Adapt
6 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.75%) Magento
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.37%) Endur
8 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.37%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.19%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 81 (15.17%) AWS
2 75 (14.04%) Azure
3 32 (5.99%) SaaS
4 31 (5.81%) GCP
4 31 (5.81%) PaaS
5 26 (4.87%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (4.49%) Serverless
7 22 (4.12%) Amazon ECS
7 22 (4.12%) Apigee
7 22 (4.12%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (3.37%) IaaS
9 15 (2.81%) Power Platform
10 11 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 7 (1.31%) Office 365
13 5 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.94%) GitHub
14 4 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.56%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.37%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.37%) Network Security
2 17 (3.18%) FIX Connectivity
2 17 (3.18%) SSH
3 12 (2.25%) DNS
4 11 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.50%) VoIP
6 7 (1.31%) DHCP
6 7 (1.31%) Firewall
6 7 (1.31%) LAN
6 7 (1.31%) WAN
7 6 (1.12%) Unified Communications
7 6 (1.12%) Wireless
8 5 (0.94%) BGP
8 5 (0.94%) BIG-IP
8 5 (0.94%) HTTP
8 5 (0.94%) OSPF
8 5 (0.94%) SSL
8 5 (0.94%) VLAN
9 4 (0.75%) AMQP
10 3 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (22.28%) SQL Server
2 63 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (7.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (7.12%) MySQL
6 28 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (5.06%) Redis
8 22 (4.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (2.43%) Power BI
10 12 (2.25%) MongoDB
11 11 (2.06%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.50%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (0.75%) Data Lake
16 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
16 4 (0.75%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 45 (8.43%) Jenkins
2 30 (5.62%) GitLab
3 27 (5.06%) JIRA
4 22 (4.12%) Artifactory
5 20 (3.75%) Maven
6 17 (3.18%) Cucumber
6 17 (3.18%) Subversion
7 15 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (2.25%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.69%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.12%) Selenium
12 4 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.75%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.37%) Mockito
13 2 (0.37%) Postman
13 2 (0.37%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.37%) Storybook
13 2 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 251 (47.00%) Finance
2 100 (18.73%) Front Office
3 77 (14.42%) Banking
4 20 (3.75%) Marketing
5 19 (3.56%) Retail
6 17 (3.18%) Financial Institution
7 16 (3.00%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.50%) Legal
10 4 (0.75%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.75%) Games
10 4 (0.75%) Local Government
10 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.56%) French Language
12 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Law
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 150 (28.09%) Analyst
2 139 (26.03%) Developer
3 93 (17.42%) Architect
4 78 (14.61%) Solutions Architect
5 61 (11.42%) Business Analyst
6 48 (8.99%) Applications Support
6 48 (8.99%) Financial Analyst
6 48 (8.99%) Support Analyst
7 45 (8.43%) Software Developer
8 36 (6.74%) Data Analyst
9 32 (5.99%) Applications Support Analyst
10 31 (5.81%) Java Developer
11 30 (5.62%) Cloud Architect
12 29 (5.43%) Data Manager
13 25 (4.68%) Business Manager
14 24 (4.49%) Data Architect
14 24 (4.49%) Java Architect
14 24 (4.49%) Java Solutions Architect
15 23 (4.31%) Data Business Analyst
15 23 (4.31%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (23.60%) .NET
2 81 (15.17%) CSS
3 68 (12.73%) Web Services
4 66 (12.36%) .NET Framework
5 53 (9.93%) React
6 50 (9.36%) HTML
7 49 (9.18%) .NET Core
8 44 (8.24%) jQuery
9 43 (8.05%) FIX Protocol
10 37 (6.93%) Entity Framework
11 33 (6.18%) ASP.NET Web API
12 30 (5.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 27 (5.06%) Spring
14 23 (4.31%) gRPC
14 23 (4.31%) Pandas
15 22 (4.12%) OAuth
15 22 (4.12%) Swagger
16 21 (3.93%) ASP.NET
16 21 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (3.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (18.16%) Hedge funds
2 71 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (13.11%) Equities
4 65 (12.17%) Fixed Income
5 61 (11.42%) Reference Data
6 36 (6.74%) Derivative
7 29 (5.43%) SWIFT
8 28 (5.24%) N-Tier
9 19 (3.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (2.43%) Algorithms
10 13 (2.43%) Data Structures
11 12 (2.25%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.87%) User Experience
13 8 (1.50%) Mainframe
13 8 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.31%) Data Centre
14 7 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 7 (1.31%) Replication
15 6 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 100 (18.73%) Linux
2 79 (14.79%) Windows
3 52 (9.74%) Unix
4 29 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.75%) Android
7 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.37%) CentOS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (18.16%) Asset Management
3 95 (17.79%) DevOps
4 87 (16.29%) Microservices
5 63 (11.80%) Investment Management
6 55 (10.30%) Mentoring
6 55 (10.30%) Test Automation
7 54 (10.11%) MVC
7 54 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (8.24%) Scrum
9 44 (8.24%) SOA
10 39 (7.30%) ERP
11 38 (7.12%) Enterprise Architecture
12 35 (6.55%) Analytics
12 35 (6.55%) Waterfall
13 34 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (5.99%) Technology Roadmap
15 31 (5.81%) TDD
16 28 (5.24%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 268 (50.19%) SQL
2 131 (24.53%) Python
3 101 (18.91%) C#
4 82 (15.36%) JavaScript
5 77 (14.42%) Java
6 42 (7.87%) T-SQL
7 25 (4.68%) Shell Script
8 23 (4.31%) PowerShell
9 22 (4.12%) R
10 19 (3.56%) PHP
11 15 (2.81%) C++
12 11 (2.06%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.69%) Perl
14 6 (1.12%) C
14 6 (1.12%) Korn
14 6 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.12%) VBA
15 4 (0.75%) Java 8
15 4 (0.75%) VB
15 4 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 57 (10.67%) Degree
2 22 (4.12%) Sun Certification
3 19 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (3.00%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.31%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.56%) PMP
10 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.19%) CFA
11 1 (0.19%) CIMA
11 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.19%) MBA
11 1 (0.19%) MCP
11 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.19%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.68%) QA
2 15 (2.81%) SLA
3 6 (1.12%) MiFID
4 5 (0.94%) GDPR
4 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.56%) EMIR
5 3 (0.56%) PMO
6 2 (0.37%) COBIT
6 2 (0.37%) SEPA
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS
7 1 (0.19%) ITGC
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 45 (8.43%) Docker
2 22 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.37%) HDFS
5 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.37%) Xen
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 42 (7.87%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.06%) Terraform
3 14 (2.62%) MIIS
4 11 (2.06%) Ansible
5 7 (1.31%) WSUS
6 6 (1.12%) SCCM
7 4 (0.75%) Kibana
8 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.37%) Control-M
9 2 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.37%) Oozie
9 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.37%) Puppet
9 2 (0.37%) Salt
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 113 (21.16%) Microsoft
2 85 (15.92%) Bloomberg
3 30 (5.62%) Red Hat
4 29 (5.43%) Google
5 26 (4.87%) Oracle
6 22 (4.12%) FactSet
6 22 (4.12%) Reuters
7 17 (3.18%) Fidessa
8 13 (2.43%) Nintex
8 13 (2.43%) Sparx
9 11 (2.06%) VMware
10 8 (1.50%) Cisco
10 8 (1.50%) IBM
10 8 (1.50%) SAP
11 7 (1.31%) Intel
11 7 (1.31%) PeopleSoft
11 7 (1.31%) Solace
12 5 (0.94%) Draytek
12 5 (0.94%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.94%) SonicWALL