Period
to

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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 458 398 339
Rank change year-on-year -60 -59 +99
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,216 648 836
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.71% 0.90%
As % of the General category 1.16% 1.29% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 643 515 702
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,450 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £44,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £88,750 £130,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,371
% change year-on-year - +1.42% +4.40%

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 105,220 50,239 51,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 64.56% 54.69% 54.93%
Number of salaries quoted 50,818 35,326 39,429
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £79,713 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -41 1,003 £65,000 -3.70% 118
London -87 672 £75,000 +7.14% 59
Work from Home -51 554 £65,000 -3.70% 35
UK excluding London -26 359 £45,000 - 63
South East -20 108 £45,000 -4.26% 14
North of England -38 108 £38,808 -2.98% 20
Yorkshire +14 71 £37,500 -25.74% 7
Midlands -47 67 £45,000 -8.40% 14
West Midlands -24 45 £47,500 -13.64% 10
North West -95 31 £70,000 +75.00% 12
South West -19 28 £55,000 +22.22% 8
East of England -73 24 £60,000 +20.00% 3
East Midlands -27 22 £26,000 +4.00% 4
Scotland -57 20 £62,500 +21.95% 4
North East -11 6 £31,308 +4.36% 1
Wales -55 4 £41,750 +17.42%

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 533 (43.83%) Agile
2 457 (37.58%) Finance
3 353 (29.03%) SQL
4 311 (25.58%) Social Skills
5 300 (24.67%) Software Engineering
6 248 (20.39%) Python
7 242 (19.90%) Microservices
8 227 (18.67%) C#
9 220 (18.09%) Docker
10 216 (17.76%) Degree
11 199 (16.37%) Microsoft
12 194 (15.95%) Computer Science
13 189 (15.54%) JavaScript
14 188 (15.46%) Azure
15 186 (15.30%) Scrum
16 182 (14.97%) React
17 168 (13.82%) Kubernetes
18 167 (13.73%) RESTful
19 164 (13.49%) .NET
20 160 (13.16%) Linux
20 160 (13.16%) Games
21 159 (13.08%) AWS
22 155 (12.75%) SQL Server
23 154 (12.66%) Oracle
24 153 (12.58%) DevOps
25 152 (12.50%) CI/CD
26 151 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
26 151 (12.42%) Git (software)
27 141 (11.60%) Legal
27 141 (11.60%) Windows

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 56 (4.61%) Tornado
2 38 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.96%) Confluence
4 12 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (0.90%) CMS
6 10 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.49%) MQSeries
7 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.33%) Headless CMS
8 4 (0.33%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.25%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.25%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.082%) Documentum
11 1 (0.082%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.082%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.30%) Sketch
4 20 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.90%) Workday HCM
2 10 (0.82%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.58%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.49%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.33%) BambooHR
6 4 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.082%) Finacle
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.082%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.082%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.082%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 188 (15.46%) Azure
2 159 (13.08%) AWS
3 94 (7.73%) SaaS
4 93 (7.65%) Serverless
5 82 (6.74%) GitHub
6 78 (6.41%) Microsoft 365
7 49 (4.03%) AWS Lambda
8 39 (3.21%) Power Platform
9 36 (2.96%) PaaS
10 34 (2.80%) GCP
11 33 (2.71%) Figma
12 28 (2.30%) Miro
13 27 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
14 26 (2.14%) IaaS
15 23 (1.89%) Amazon Cognito
15 23 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
16 21 (1.73%) Azure Key Vault
17 16 (1.32%) Azure Service Bus
18 11 (0.90%) Azure Functions
18 11 (0.90%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.95%) LAN
2 37 (3.04%) WAN
3 32 (2.63%) Internet
4 27 (2.22%) HTTP
5 25 (2.06%) Firewall
5 25 (2.06%) SD-WAN
6 22 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 22 (1.81%) VoIP
7 20 (1.64%) SAN
8 15 (1.23%) Unified Communications
9 14 (1.15%) DNS
10 11 (0.90%) DHCP
11 9 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (0.74%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.58%) Intranet
12 7 (0.58%) Network Security
12 7 (0.58%) VPN
13 5 (0.41%) Softphone
14 4 (0.33%) Skype
15 3 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 141 (11.60%) NoSQL
3 83 (6.83%) MongoDB
4 69 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 38 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (2.71%) MySQL
7 32 (2.63%) Power BI
8 31 (2.55%) Oracle Database
8 31 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (1.81%) Redis
12 17 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (1.23%) Data Lake
14 14 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (1.07%) Big Data
16 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.82%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 151 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 63 (5.18%) JIRA
3 45 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.38%) GitLab
5 25 (2.06%) Selenium
6 21 (1.73%) PHPUnit
7 17 (1.40%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.90%) JUnit
9 11 (0.90%) Maven
9 11 (0.90%) Mockito
9 11 (0.90%) Postman
9 11 (0.90%) SoapUI
9 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.66%) ClearQuest
10 8 (0.66%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.49%) Appium
12 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.33%) Storybook
General
1 457 (37.58%) Finance
2 311 (25.58%) Social Skills
3 160 (13.16%) Games
4 141 (11.60%) Legal
5 100 (8.22%) Retail
6 82 (6.74%) Online Betting
7 79 (6.50%) Banking
8 78 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
9 76 (6.25%) Marketing
10 57 (4.69%) Public Sector
11 40 (3.29%) Front Office
12 34 (2.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 33 (2.71%) Local Government
14 32 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
15 31 (2.55%) Presentation Skills
16 28 (2.30%) Law
17 22 (1.81%) Prime Brokerage
18 19 (1.56%) Influencing Skills
18 19 (1.56%) Telecoms
19 18 (1.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 298 (24.51%) Developer
2 166 (13.65%) Analyst
3 150 (12.34%) Software Engineer
4 73 (6.00%) Project Manager
5 69 (5.67%) Software Developer
6 65 (5.35%) Senior Developer
7 63 (5.18%) Architect
8 55 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 54 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 52 (4.28%) Applications Support
11 51 (4.19%) Senior Software Engineer
12 46 (3.78%) C# Developer
13 45 (3.70%) Product Manager
14 42 (3.45%) .NET Developer
15 41 (3.37%) Backend Developer
15 41 (3.37%) Consultant
16 40 (3.29%) Applications Support Analyst
16 40 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
17 32 (2.63%) Designer
18 29 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (14.97%) React
2 167 (13.73%) RESTful
3 164 (13.49%) .NET
4 137 (11.27%) CSS
4 137 (11.27%) HTML
5 90 (7.40%) RabbitMQ
6 80 (6.58%) ASP.NET
7 67 (5.51%) REST
7 67 (5.51%) Vue.js
8 63 (5.18%) Node.js
9 62 (5.10%) HTML5
10 60 (4.93%) Laravel
11 57 (4.69%) Kafka
12 56 (4.61%) .NET Core
12 56 (4.61%) GraphQL
13 52 (4.28%) AngularJS
14 45 (3.70%) CSS3
15 39 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web API
16 33 (2.71%) Spring
16 33 (2.71%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.32%) User Experience
2 87 (7.15%) Sports Betting
3 78 (6.41%) Cloud Native
4 74 (6.09%) Virtual Team
5 73 (6.00%) Blog
6 58 (4.77%) Hedge funds
7 57 (4.69%) Management Information System
8 46 (3.78%) Equities
9 44 (3.62%) e-Learning
10 36 (2.96%) IoT
11 35 (2.88%) NHS
12 34 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
13 32 (2.63%) Graphic Design
14 31 (2.55%) Data Centre
15 27 (2.22%) Client/Server
16 25 (2.06%) Mobile App
17 21 (1.73%) Educational Technology
17 21 (1.73%) Public Cloud
18 17 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
18 17 (1.40%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 160 (13.16%) Linux
2 141 (11.60%) Windows
3 83 (6.83%) Unix
4 70 (5.76%) Android
5 33 (2.71%) Windows Server
6 27 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.73%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.74%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.16%) HPUX
14 2 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.082%) Debian
15 1 (0.082%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (43.83%) Agile
2 300 (24.67%) Software Engineering
3 242 (19.90%) Microservices
4 194 (15.95%) Computer Science
5 186 (15.30%) Scrum
6 153 (12.58%) DevOps
7 152 (12.50%) CI/CD
8 151 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
9 138 (11.35%) Project Management
10 126 (10.36%) Full Stack Development
11 123 (10.12%) TDD
12 121 (9.95%) Analytics
13 107 (8.80%) Fintech
14 105 (8.63%) CRM
15 97 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 96 (7.89%) Mentoring
16 96 (7.89%) Software Testing
17 90 (7.40%) Test Automation
18 88 (7.24%) OOP
19 86 (7.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 353 (29.03%) SQL
2 248 (20.39%) Python
3 227 (18.67%) C#
4 189 (15.54%) JavaScript
5 123 (10.12%) TypeScript
6 119 (9.79%) Java
7 77 (6.33%) PHP
8 75 (6.17%) C++
9 60 (4.93%) R
10 42 (3.45%) C
11 37 (3.04%) T-SQL
12 36 (2.96%) PowerShell
13 34 (2.80%) Kotlin
14 31 (2.55%) Go
15 15 (1.23%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.90%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.66%) Bash
18 6 (0.49%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.41%) F#
19 5 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 216 (17.76%) Degree
2 116 (9.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.15%) MCSE
4 14 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.07%) HP APS
6 11 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.41%) MBCS
9 5 (0.41%) PMP
10 4 (0.33%) CCNP
10 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.16%) CCNA
12 2 (0.16%) CISSP
12 2 (0.16%) ISEB
12 2 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (10.69%) QA
2 34 (2.80%) Accessibility
3 28 (2.30%) WCAG
4 19 (1.56%) PMO
5 14 (1.15%) GDPR
5 14 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.90%) SLA
7 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.33%) EMIR
10 4 (0.33%) MiFID
11 2 (0.16%) NIST
11 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.082%) GAAP
12 1 (0.082%) IFRS
12 1 (0.082%) ITGC
12 1 (0.082%) SEPA
12 1 (0.082%) TARGET2
System Software
1 220 (18.09%) Docker
2 50 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.33%) vSphere
8 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.25%) XenApp
9 1 (0.082%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 168 (13.82%) Kubernetes
2 77 (6.33%) Terraform
3 27 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (1.73%) SCCM
5 19 (1.56%) Ansible
6 14 (1.15%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.74%) Jamf Pro
7 9 (0.74%) MIIS
8 8 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.66%) ZABBIX
9 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.58%) Puppet
10 6 (0.49%) Graylog
10 6 (0.49%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.33%) Control-M
12 3 (0.25%) Grafana
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.25%) Salt
12 3 (0.25%) Stealthwatch
13 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 199 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 154 (12.66%) Oracle
3 66 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
4 53 (4.36%) SAP
5 49 (4.03%) Cisco
6 42 (3.45%) Google
6 42 (3.45%) Xamarin
7 32 (2.63%) VMware
8 28 (2.30%) NEC
9 22 (1.81%) HP
10 20 (1.64%) Workday
11 19 (1.56%) Sun
12 15 (1.23%) Nimble Storage
12 15 (1.23%) Sophos
13 14 (1.15%) Meraki
13 14 (1.15%) ProCurve
13 14 (1.15%) Veeam
13 14 (1.15%) Verint
14 13 (1.07%) Avaya
14 13 (1.07%) EqualLogic