Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 331 312
Rank change year-on-year -33 -19 -53
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,395 1,751 2,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.00% 1.05%
As % of the General category 2.07% 2.28% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,105 1,316 1,705
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +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 67,352 76,933 82,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.88% 44.01% 43.06%
Number of salaries quoted 51,857 55,870 67,241
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -36 1,339 £55,000 -3.51% 152
London -57 734 £67,500 +3.85% 77
UK excluding London +32 636 £42,500 - 86
South East -29 206 £46,000 +5.75% 30
North of England +27 144 £35,500 -15.98% 20
South West +60 111 £47,500 - 5
East of England +18 85 £55,000 +57.14% 5
North West -18 72 £35,250 -17.06% 11
Yorkshire +54 69 £36,750 -2.00% 9
Midlands -17 51 £37,500 -6.25% 15
East Midlands -4 33 £47,500 +15.85% 6
Scotland +5 22 £42,500 -6.59% 7
West Midlands +13 18 £34,000 -20.00% 9
Wales +18 16 £28,750 -17.86% 1
North East -8 3 £44,250 -11.50%
Northern Ireland +5 1 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 698 (50.04%) Finance
2 476 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
3 375 (26.88%) SQL
4 308 (22.08%) Microsoft
5 301 (21.58%) Banking
6 260 (18.64%) .NET
7 242 (17.35%) C#
8 225 (16.13%) Java
9 223 (15.99%) Problem-Solving
10 220 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
11 210 (15.05%) SQL Server
12 207 (14.84%) Windows
13 196 (14.05%) Project Management
14 193 (13.84%) Front Office
15 168 (12.04%) Degree
16 167 (11.97%) Retail
17 157 (11.25%) Oracle
18 155 (11.11%) JavaScript
19 145 (10.39%) Business Analysis
20 135 (9.68%) Scrum
21 126 (9.03%) Change Management
22 125 (8.96%) HTML
23 118 (8.46%) ITIL
24 117 (8.39%) MVC
25 116 (8.32%) Linux
26 115 (8.24%) Asset Management
27 105 (7.53%) ASP.NET
28 103 (7.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
29 102 (7.31%) CSS
30 101 (7.24%) Investment Management

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 45 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.58%) MS Exchange
3 35 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 25 (1.79%) CMS
5 24 (1.72%) IIS
6 22 (1.58%) Confluence
7 18 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.08%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.72%) CloudStack
11 10 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.43%) Alfresco
15 5 (0.36%) EPiServer
15 5 (0.36%) SAP Portal
15 5 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 97 (6.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (1.51%) Oracle Financials
1 21 (1.51%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.43%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.36%) Primavera
4 5 (0.36%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.36%) SAP PS
5 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.29%) Endur
5 4 (0.29%) Magento
5 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.29%) Scribe Insight
5 4 (0.29%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.29%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
6 3 (0.22%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 86 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (4.23%) Office 365
4 22 (1.58%) SaaS
5 17 (1.22%) PaaS
6 7 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (0.50%) IaaS
7 6 (0.43%) Sage Pay
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.36%) GitHub
8 5 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.29%) Scribe Online
10 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.22%) NuGet
11 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.15%) Internet
2 39 (2.80%) WAN
3 36 (2.58%) DNS
4 34 (2.44%) LAN
5 33 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 32 (2.29%) DHCP
6 32 (2.29%) Firewall
7 23 (1.65%) Skype
8 18 (1.29%) MPLS
8 18 (1.29%) SAN
9 15 (1.08%) CTI
9 15 (1.08%) Ethernet
9 15 (1.08%) VPN
10 8 (0.57%) FTP
11 7 (0.50%) Intranet
11 7 (0.50%) Network Security
11 7 (0.50%) VLAN
12 6 (0.43%) HTTP
12 6 (0.43%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.94%) Relational Database
3 54 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (3.44%) MySQL
5 46 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 20 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
9 20 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 18 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.15%) NoSQL
13 14 (1.00%) Big Data
14 13 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
14 13 (0.93%) Power BI
14 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.86%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 86 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 51 (3.66%) Selenium
3 46 (3.30%) Subversion
4 44 (3.15%) JIRA
5 37 (2.65%) Maven
6 33 (2.37%) Jenkins
7 31 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 27 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
9 26 (1.86%) Visual Studio
10 24 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 19 (1.36%) NetBeans
13 18 (1.29%) Eclipse
14 14 (1.00%) Bitbucket
15 13 (0.93%) Hudson
16 10 (0.72%) MSBuild
17 9 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
17 9 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
18 8 (0.57%) Cucumber
18 8 (0.57%) JUnit
General
1 698 (50.04%) Finance
2 301 (21.58%) Banking
3 193 (13.84%) Front Office
4 167 (11.97%) Retail
5 93 (6.67%) Marketing
6 89 (6.38%) Legal
7 50 (3.58%) Investment Banking
8 48 (3.44%) Telecoms
9 45 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
10 44 (3.15%) Financial Institution
11 41 (2.94%) Law
12 25 (1.79%) General Ledger
13 21 (1.51%) Advertising
14 14 (1.00%) Billing
14 14 (1.00%) Publishing
15 12 (0.86%) Private Banking
16 11 (0.79%) French Language
16 11 (0.79%) Local Government
17 10 (0.72%) Games
17 10 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 398 (28.53%) Analyst
2 354 (25.38%) Developer
3 159 (11.40%) Business Analyst
4 105 (7.53%) Banking Analyst
5 102 (7.31%) Support Analyst
6 88 (6.31%) Java Developer
7 80 (5.73%) Applications Support
8 71 (5.09%) Project Manager
9 70 (5.02%) Applications Support Analyst
10 67 (4.80%) .NET Developer
11 61 (4.37%) C# Developer
11 61 (4.37%) PHP Developer
12 58 (4.16%) Senior Analyst
13 57 (4.09%) Senior Developer
14 53 (3.80%) Consultant
15 50 (3.58%) Architect
16 48 (3.44%) Software Developer
17 46 (3.30%) Planning Manager
17 46 (3.30%) Service Analyst
18 43 (3.08%) Resource Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (18.64%) .NET
2 125 (8.96%) HTML
3 105 (7.53%) ASP.NET
4 102 (7.31%) CSS
5 77 (5.52%) Web Services
6 74 (5.30%) AngularJS
7 68 (4.87%) Spring
8 63 (4.52%) XML
9 48 (3.44%) React
10 46 (3.30%) J2EE
10 46 (3.30%) JSON
11 42 (3.01%) jQuery
12 40 (2.87%) RESTful
13 36 (2.58%) Node.js
14 35 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (2.51%) Laravel
14 35 (2.51%) SOAP
15 32 (2.29%) .NET Framework
15 32 (2.29%) FIX Protocol
15 32 (2.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 220 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (7.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 92 (6.59%) Equities
4 83 (5.95%) Fixed Income
5 77 (5.52%) Computer Science
6 67 (4.80%) Derivative
7 65 (4.66%) Hedge funds
8 64 (4.59%) Mobile App
9 61 (4.37%) Fintech
9 61 (4.37%) Management Information System
10 52 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
11 51 (3.66%) Virtual Team
12 44 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
13 43 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
14 35 (2.51%) SWIFT
15 30 (2.15%) User Experience
16 27 (1.94%) Data Centre
17 23 (1.65%) PMI
18 18 (1.29%) EPoS
18 18 (1.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 207 (14.84%) Windows
2 116 (8.32%) Linux
3 83 (5.95%) Unix
4 72 (5.16%) Windows Server
5 53 (3.80%) Windows 7
6 41 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (2.51%) Windows 10
8 24 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.93%) Solaris
9 13 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.86%) Android
11 10 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.14%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.072%) CentOS
15 1 (0.072%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (15.99%) Problem-Solving
3 196 (14.05%) Project Management
4 145 (10.39%) Business Analysis
5 135 (9.68%) Scrum
6 126 (9.03%) Change Management
7 118 (8.46%) ITIL
8 117 (8.39%) MVC
9 115 (8.24%) Asset Management
10 101 (7.24%) Investment Management
11 94 (6.74%) TDD
12 93 (6.67%) DevOps
13 91 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 89 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
15 86 (6.16%) Mathematics
15 86 (6.16%) SDLC
16 85 (6.09%) Test Automation
17 83 (5.95%) Microservices
17 83 (5.95%) Software Engineering
18 82 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 375 (26.88%) SQL
2 242 (17.35%) C#
3 225 (16.13%) Java
4 155 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 88 (6.31%) PHP
6 81 (5.81%) Python
7 55 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 54 (3.87%) T-SQL
9 50 (3.58%) Shell Script
10 46 (3.30%) Erlang
11 40 (2.87%) PL/SQL
12 38 (2.72%) C++
13 27 (1.94%) VBA
14 26 (1.86%) C
15 24 (1.72%) VB.NET
16 21 (1.51%) Scala
17 20 (1.43%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.43%) Perl
18 19 (1.36%) Clojure
18 19 (1.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 168 (12.04%) Degree
2 40 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (1.94%) PMI Certification
4 26 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.79%) CIMA
6 18 (1.29%) CFA
7 16 (1.15%) MCSE
8 15 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.08%) Security Cleared
9 11 (0.79%) AAT
9 11 (0.79%) ISEB
9 11 (0.79%) SC Cleared
10 9 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.65%) MBA
11 8 (0.57%) PMP
12 7 (0.50%) APMG
12 7 (0.50%) CCNA
12 7 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.87%) SLA
2 63 (4.52%) QA
3 47 (3.37%) MiFID
4 37 (2.65%) GDPR
5 25 (1.79%) PMO
6 17 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.72%) EMIR
9 9 (0.65%) PSD2
10 8 (0.57%) SEPA
11 4 (0.29%) FATCA
11 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.29%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.22%) AIFMD
12 3 (0.22%) TARGET2
13 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.14%) COBIT
14 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 50 (3.58%) Docker
3 45 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.79%) XenApp
5 21 (1.51%) vSphere
6 20 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 16 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.72%) Xen
8 10 (0.72%) XenServer
9 7 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.14%) Firmware
14 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 32 (2.29%) SCCM
2 20 (1.43%) Puppet
3 19 (1.36%) Ansible
4 18 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.29%) Prometheus
5 16 (1.15%) Kubernetes
6 13 (0.93%) Control-M
7 6 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.43%) SCOM
7 6 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (0.43%) Terraform
7 6 (0.43%) WSUS
8 4 (0.29%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.29%) vRealize
9 3 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.22%) cPanel
9 3 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 308 (22.08%) Microsoft
2 157 (11.25%) Oracle
3 63 (4.52%) Citrix
4 57 (4.09%) VMware
5 51 (3.66%) Cisco
6 43 (3.08%) Verint
7 40 (2.87%) IBM
8 37 (2.65%) SAP
9 29 (2.08%) Sybase
10 22 (1.58%) Google
11 21 (1.51%) McAfee
12 20 (1.43%) Sony
13 18 (1.29%) Avaya
14 17 (1.22%) Tableau
15 16 (1.15%) Murex
16 15 (1.08%) Riverbed
16 15 (1.08%) Zend
17 14 (1.00%) CheckPoint
18 13 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
18 13 (0.93%) Symantec