Period
to 12 December 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 421 371 344
Rank change year-on-year -50 -27 -21
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 922 1,340 1,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.84% 0.93%
As % of the General category 1.75% 2.00% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 746 1,041 1,270
UK median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -11.11%

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 52,727 67,109 80,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.61% 42.07% 45.10%
Number of salaries quoted 39,944 51,389 59,644
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 -42 901 £58,781 +6.87% 133
London -5 558 £73,500 +13.08% 63
UK excluding London -79 352 £47,500 +11.76% 78
South East +46 161 £55,000 +22.22% 21
North of England +18 89 £38,500 +10.00% 23
North West +47 76 £40,000 +11.11% 10
Midlands +25 37 £37,500 -0.83% 18
South West -70 32 £30,000 -36.84% 7
West Midlands +31 25 £37,500 +7.14% 12
East of England -7 24 £40,000 -27.27% 1
East Midlands -1 12 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Yorkshire -26 11 £37,250 +15.62% 11
Scotland +2 5 £43,500 +2.35% 3
Wales -5 3 £27,250 -22.14% 5
North East +14 2 £30,000 -44.19% 2
Northern Ireland +6 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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.

1 373 (40.46%) Finance
2 300 (32.54%) SQL
3 281 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (17.79%) Microsoft
5 155 (16.81%) Java
6 149 (16.16%) Front Office
6 149 (16.16%) Asset Management
7 136 (14.75%) SQL Server
8 133 (14.43%) Fixed Income
9 130 (14.10%) Windows
10 128 (13.88%) C#
10 128 (13.88%) Investment Management
11 125 (13.56%) Mentoring
12 123 (13.34%) Web Services
13 121 (13.12%) AWS
14 119 (12.91%) Python
15 116 (12.58%) ITIL
16 113 (12.26%) Scrum
17 107 (11.61%) Change Management
18 105 (11.39%) Project Management
19 104 (11.28%) .NET
19 104 (11.28%) Degree
20 103 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
21 94 (10.20%) Banking
22 93 (10.09%) Equities
23 90 (9.76%) Analytics
24 88 (9.54%) Bloomberg
25 84 (9.11%) Active Directory
26 83 (9.00%) CRM
26 83 (9.00%) Derivative

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 59 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 47 (5.10%) Tomcat
3 26 (2.82%) IIS
4 24 (2.60%) Confluence
5 23 (2.49%) Skype for Business
6 15 (1.63%) CMS
7 7 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.54%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.33%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.22%) Kentico
12 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (3.47%) Eagle PACE
2 28 (3.04%) Markit EDM
3 27 (2.93%) PolarLake
4 15 (1.63%) SAP BPC
5 11 (1.19%) thinkFolio
6 9 (0.98%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (0.65%) Bloomberg AIM
7 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.43%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.43%) LongView
9 3 (0.33%) Endur
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.22%) Shopify
10 2 (0.22%) Sonata
11 1 (0.11%) SAP CAR
11 1 (0.11%) Softmar
Cloud Services
1 121 (13.12%) AWS
2 61 (6.62%) Azure
3 55 (5.97%) Office 365
4 39 (4.23%) PaaS
5 33 (3.58%) SaaS
6 22 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (1.95%) SuccessFactors
8 17 (1.84%) Power Platform
9 11 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.87%) IaaS
10 8 (0.87%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.76%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.65%) Serverless
13 4 (0.43%) GCP
14 3 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.33%) AWS Data Pipeline
15 2 (0.22%) GitHub
15 2 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.82%) DNS
2 24 (2.60%) Skype
3 21 (2.28%) Firewall
4 17 (1.84%) LAN
5 16 (1.74%) DHCP
6 15 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.63%) VPN
7 14 (1.52%) Network Security
7 14 (1.52%) SAN
7 14 (1.52%) VoIP
7 14 (1.52%) WAN
8 11 (1.19%) Internet
9 9 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (0.87%) MPLS
11 7 (0.76%) Intranet
12 6 (0.65%) BGP
12 6 (0.65%) EIGRP
12 6 (0.65%) OSPF
12 6 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.54%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (3.04%) MySQL
4 27 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (2.71%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.74%) Power BI
8 10 (1.08%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (0.98%) KDB
9 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.65%) DTS
12 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.54%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 63 (6.83%) JIRA
2 59 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 58 (6.29%) Subversion
4 49 (5.31%) Maven
5 43 (4.66%) Cucumber
6 38 (4.12%) Git (software)
7 22 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (2.17%) Eclipse
8 20 (2.17%) NetBeans
9 11 (1.19%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.87%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.43%) GitLab
13 4 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.33%) MSTest
14 3 (0.33%) NUnit
14 3 (0.33%) PHPUnit
14 3 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 373 (40.46%) Finance
2 149 (16.16%) Front Office
3 94 (10.20%) Banking
4 64 (6.94%) Retail
5 61 (6.62%) Legal
6 56 (6.07%) Marketing
7 27 (2.93%) Public Sector
8 18 (1.95%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.84%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.41%) Online Betting
11 11 (1.19%) Law
12 10 (1.08%) Advertising
12 10 (1.08%) Billing
12 10 (1.08%) Local Government
12 10 (1.08%) Telecoms
13 8 (0.87%) French Language
13 8 (0.87%) German Language
14 7 (0.76%) International Banking
14 7 (0.76%) Publishing
15 5 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 212 (22.99%) Analyst
2 211 (22.89%) Developer
3 102 (11.06%) Java Developer
4 75 (8.13%) Architect
5 67 (7.27%) Support Analyst
6 61 (6.62%) Senior Developer
7 57 (6.18%) Business Analyst
8 52 (5.64%) C# Developer
9 51 (5.53%) Data Manager
10 47 (5.10%) Applications Support
11 42 (4.56%) Senior Java Developer
12 40 (4.34%) Project Manager
13 35 (3.80%) Applications Support Analyst
14 31 (3.36%) .NET Developer
15 30 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 29 (3.15%) Support Engineer
17 28 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
18 27 (2.93%) IT Manager
18 27 (2.93%) Systems Analyst
19 26 (2.82%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (13.34%) Web Services
2 104 (11.28%) .NET
3 71 (7.70%) Spring
4 52 (5.64%) HTML
5 50 (5.42%) XML
6 45 (4.88%) Hibernate
7 42 (4.56%) JPA
7 42 (4.56%) Struts
8 40 (4.34%) Vaadin
9 38 (4.12%) CSS
10 29 (3.15%) AngularJS
11 21 (2.28%) jQuery
12 18 (1.95%) .NET Framework
13 17 (1.84%) JSON
13 17 (1.84%) React
14 15 (1.63%) FIX Protocol
14 15 (1.63%) HTML5
14 15 (1.63%) RESTful
14 15 (1.63%) SAP PI
15 14 (1.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 133 (14.43%) Fixed Income
2 93 (10.09%) Equities
3 83 (9.00%) Derivative
4 76 (8.24%) Hedge funds
5 60 (6.51%) Reference Data
6 57 (6.18%) Management Information System
7 54 (5.86%) Greenfield Project
8 50 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 38 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
10 36 (3.90%) Data Centre
11 34 (3.69%) Mobile App
12 23 (2.49%) SWIFT
13 17 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.52%) User Experience
15 10 (1.08%) Reinsurance
16 9 (0.98%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.76%) Digital Media
17 7 (0.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 130 (14.10%) Windows
2 79 (8.57%) Linux
3 62 (6.72%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.01%) Unix
5 23 (2.49%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.84%) Android
8 16 (1.74%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.87%) CentOS
10 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.65%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.43%) Solaris
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (16.16%) Asset Management
3 128 (13.88%) Investment Management
4 125 (13.56%) Mentoring
5 116 (12.58%) ITIL
6 113 (12.26%) Scrum
7 107 (11.61%) Change Management
8 105 (11.39%) Project Management
9 103 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
10 90 (9.76%) Analytics
11 83 (9.00%) CRM
12 77 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 72 (7.81%) TDD
14 67 (7.27%) Business Analysis
15 63 (6.83%) Machine Learning
16 62 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
17 59 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
18 57 (6.18%) BDD
18 57 (6.18%) DevOps
19 56 (6.07%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 300 (32.54%) SQL
2 155 (16.81%) Java
3 128 (13.88%) C#
4 119 (12.91%) Python
5 62 (6.72%) JavaScript
6 56 (6.07%) VBA
7 50 (5.42%) PowerShell
8 43 (4.66%) T-SQL
9 27 (2.93%) R
10 24 (2.60%) PHP
11 19 (2.06%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.87%) Perl
14 8 (0.87%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.65%) Delphi
15 6 (0.65%) VBScript
16 5 (0.54%) C
16 5 (0.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 104 (11.28%) Degree
2 50 (5.42%) CIMA
3 36 (3.90%) CFA
4 17 (1.84%) PMI Certification
4 17 (1.84%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.74%) ACCA
5 16 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
6 15 (1.63%) PMP
7 13 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.76%) CCNA
9 7 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.54%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.43%) APMP
11 4 (0.43%) ISEB
11 4 (0.43%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.33%) CCNP
12 3 (0.33%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.45%) QA
2 39 (4.23%) Data Quality
3 24 (2.60%) PMO
3 24 (2.60%) SLA
4 6 (0.65%) GDPR
4 6 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.54%) EMIR
5 5 (0.54%) MiFID
6 4 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.33%) GAAP
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.22%) NCSC
8 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.11%) NIST
9 1 (0.11%) P3O
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 84 (9.11%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.45%) Docker
3 29 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (3.04%) XenDesktop
5 17 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.52%) vSphere
7 12 (1.30%) XenApp
8 5 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.33%) Firmware
10 3 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.11%) ACF2
12 1 (0.11%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (2.93%) SCCM
2 22 (2.39%) Ansible
3 21 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (2.28%) Puppet
4 13 (1.41%) Backup Exec
4 13 (1.41%) vRealize
5 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (1.19%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.98%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 8 (0.87%) Terraform
9 5 (0.54%) WSUS
10 4 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.43%) SCOM
11 3 (0.33%) Control-M
11 3 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.33%) MOM
12 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 164 (17.79%) Microsoft
2 88 (9.54%) Bloomberg
3 65 (7.05%) Citrix
4 53 (5.75%) VMware
5 46 (4.99%) Oracle
6 42 (4.56%) SAP
7 41 (4.45%) Reuters
8 34 (3.69%) Casewise
9 31 (3.36%) HP
10 22 (2.39%) Cisco
10 22 (2.39%) SimCorp
11 19 (2.06%) Dell
12 18 (1.95%) Veeam
13 17 (1.84%) IBM
14 14 (1.52%) Avaya
14 14 (1.52%) Cognos
14 14 (1.52%) Google
14 14 (1.52%) Nimble Storage
15 13 (1.41%) Sybase
16 12 (1.30%) ProCurve