Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 301 255
Rank change year-on-year -20 -46 +27
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1764 2032 2852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.06% 1.31%
As % of the General category 2.32% 2.49% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1330 1719 2356
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -1.16%

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 76013 81648 96681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.46% 42.55% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 55171 66674 76847
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 -13 1697 £57,500 +4.55% 182
London -26 1083 £65,000 - 114
UK excluding London -44 646 £42,500 -5.56% 71
South East +33 245 £43,500 -8.42% 19
North of England -2 143 £42,500 +8.97% 18
North West +25 97 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East of England +54 91 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Midlands -57 83 £40,000 -5.88% 21
South West -20 49 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Yorkshire -6 43 £37,500 - 8
West Midlands -53 38 £42,500 +3.03% 17
East Midlands +9 33 £41,000 -8.89% 4
Scotland -27 16 £44,500 -3.26% 2
Isle of Man - 13 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -29 4 £40,000 +33.33% 1
North East +3 3 £50,000 +5.26%
Wales +5 2 £35,000 +23.89%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 857 (48.58%) Finance
2 477 (27.04%) SQL
3 413 (23.41%) Banking
4 410 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
5 335 (18.99%) Microsoft
6 334 (18.93%) Windows
7 290 (16.44%) .NET
8 288 (16.33%) C#
9 276 (15.65%) SQL Server
10 257 (14.57%) Retail
11 240 (13.61%) Java
12 234 (13.27%) Front Office
13 212 (12.02%) Asset Management
14 210 (11.90%) Investment Banking
15 202 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
16 193 (10.94%) Linux
17 191 (10.83%) Degree
18 188 (10.66%) JavaScript
19 182 (10.32%) SDLC
20 180 (10.20%) ITIL
21 179 (10.15%) Oracle
22 178 (10.09%) Business Analysis
23 176 (9.98%) HTML
24 166 (9.41%) Scrum
25 161 (9.13%) CSS
26 150 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
27 145 (8.22%) MVC
28 140 (7.94%) Project Management
29 131 (7.43%) Process Improvement
30 130 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement

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 85 (4.82%) CMS
2 45 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 39 (2.21%) IIS
3 39 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 32 (1.81%) Confluence
4 32 (1.81%) NServiceBus
5 28 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 22 (1.25%) Apache
7 17 (0.96%) Skype for Business
8 16 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.62%) JBoss
10 11 (0.62%) OpenROAD
11 9 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.40%) SAS
14 6 (0.34%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.34%) nginx
14 6 (0.34%) WordPress
15 5 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 116 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (6.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.057%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.057%) InVision
8 1 (0.057%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 49 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.91%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 10 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
6 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
7 8 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
7 8 (0.45%) thinkFolio
8 7 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.23%) Endur
11 4 (0.23%) Kondor
11 4 (0.23%) nopCommerce
11 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
12 3 (0.17%) Softmar
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (2.72%) SaaS
3 41 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.98%) Office 365
5 19 (1.08%) IaaS
6 11 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (0.62%) G Suite
7 10 (0.57%) GitHub
7 10 (0.57%) iPaaS
8 9 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.23%) Dropbox
10 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.23%) Yammer
11 3 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.17%) Datadog
11 3 (0.17%) Firebase
11 3 (0.17%) PaaS
11 3 (0.17%) Slack
11 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 103 (5.84%) VPN
2 84 (4.76%) Firewall
3 63 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 54 (3.06%) DHCP
4 54 (3.06%) SAN
5 53 (3.00%) DNS
6 51 (2.89%) VLAN
7 49 (2.78%) LAN
8 40 (2.27%) WAN
9 35 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
10 28 (1.59%) Internet
11 26 (1.47%) NAS
12 20 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (1.13%) HTTP
12 20 (1.13%) Wireless
13 19 (1.08%) Cisco PIX
14 18 (1.02%) Intranet
15 17 (0.96%) BGP
15 17 (0.96%) FTP
15 17 (0.96%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.69%) MySQL
3 65 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (3.00%) Relational Database
6 49 (2.78%) NoSQL
7 47 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (1.42%) Big Data
10 24 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.30%) Redis
12 21 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (0.62%) DTS
15 11 (0.62%) Essbase
15 11 (0.62%) Ingres
15 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 106 (6.01%) JIRA
2 94 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (2.49%) Subversion
5 43 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 32 (1.81%) Moq
7 30 (1.70%) NUnit
7 30 (1.70%) Selenium
8 26 (1.47%) Maven
9 25 (1.42%) TeamCity
9 25 (1.42%) Visual Studio
10 19 (1.08%) JUnit
11 14 (0.79%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.62%) Zephyr
13 10 (0.57%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.45%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.45%) ClearCase
15 8 (0.45%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 857 (48.58%) Finance
2 413 (23.41%) Banking
3 257 (14.57%) Retail
4 234 (13.27%) Front Office
5 210 (11.90%) Investment Banking
6 123 (6.97%) Retail Banking
7 122 (6.92%) Marketing
8 88 (4.99%) Legal
9 62 (3.51%) Military
10 45 (2.55%) Telecoms
11 44 (2.49%) Advertising
12 40 (2.27%) Games
13 38 (2.15%) Manufacturing
14 30 (1.70%) Financial Institution
15 29 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
16 25 (1.42%) Billing
17 18 (1.02%) Electronics
17 18 (1.02%) Music Industry
18 10 (0.57%) Publishing
19 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 515 (29.20%) Analyst
2 434 (24.60%) Developer
3 223 (12.64%) Business Analyst
4 134 (7.60%) IT Manager
5 106 (6.01%) C# Developer
5 106 (6.01%) Java Developer
6 105 (5.95%) .NET Developer
7 104 (5.90%) Support Analyst
8 98 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
9 91 (5.16%) Senior Developer
10 84 (4.76%) Consultant
10 84 (4.76%) Project Manager
11 82 (4.65%) Service Analyst
12 81 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
13 79 (4.48%) Architect
14 78 (4.42%) Applications Support
15 71 (4.02%) Service Manager
15 71 (4.02%) Software Developer
16 64 (3.63%) Banking Analyst
17 63 (3.57%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (16.44%) .NET
2 176 (9.98%) HTML
3 161 (9.13%) CSS
4 126 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 113 (6.41%) XML
6 94 (5.33%) AngularJS
6 94 (5.33%) HTML5
7 90 (5.10%) Web Services
8 77 (4.37%) Spring
9 64 (3.63%) jQuery
10 60 (3.40%) .NET Framework
11 55 (3.12%) WCF
12 53 (3.00%) FIX Protocol
13 50 (2.83%) RESTful
14 49 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (2.78%) Hibernate
15 47 (2.66%) JSON
16 42 (2.38%) SOAP
17 40 (2.27%) WPF
18 38 (2.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 202 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (6.86%) Equities
3 110 (6.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 94 (5.33%) Derivative
4 94 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 86 (4.88%) Fixed Income
6 65 (3.68%) Computer Science
7 58 (3.29%) Fintech
8 54 (3.06%) Hedge funds
9 49 (2.78%) Reference Data
9 49 (2.78%) Virtual Team
10 45 (2.55%) User Experience
11 43 (2.44%) Mobile App
12 42 (2.38%) Mainframe
13 41 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
14 39 (2.21%) Pricing Data
15 36 (2.04%) Data Centre
16 29 (1.64%) Client/Server
17 28 (1.59%) SWIFT
18 25 (1.42%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 334 (18.93%) Windows
2 193 (10.94%) Linux
3 127 (7.20%) Unix
4 103 (5.84%) Windows Server
5 49 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 49 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (2.38%) Apple iOS
8 36 (2.04%) Android
9 20 (1.13%) Solaris
10 15 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.57%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.40%) CentOS
14 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.23%) VMS
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.17%) Debian
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (12.02%) Asset Management
3 182 (10.32%) SDLC
4 180 (10.20%) ITIL
5 178 (10.09%) Business Analysis
6 166 (9.41%) Scrum
7 150 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 145 (8.22%) MVC
9 140 (7.94%) Project Management
10 131 (7.43%) Process Improvement
11 130 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
12 128 (7.26%) Wealth Management
13 114 (6.46%) Change Management
14 113 (6.41%) E-Commerce
15 104 (5.90%) Test Automation
16 101 (5.73%) CRM
17 99 (5.61%) Mentoring
17 99 (5.61%) OO
18 95 (5.39%) User Acceptance Testing
19 94 (5.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 477 (27.04%) SQL
2 288 (16.33%) C#
3 240 (13.61%) Java
4 188 (10.66%) JavaScript
5 72 (4.08%) T-SQL
6 61 (3.46%) Python
7 56 (3.17%) PHP
8 54 (3.06%) C++
9 39 (2.21%) Ruby
10 36 (2.04%) C
11 32 (1.81%) VBA
12 28 (1.59%) PowerShell
13 27 (1.53%) PL/SQL
14 26 (1.47%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.02%) VB
16 17 (0.96%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.79%) VB6
18 13 (0.74%) Perl
18 13 (0.74%) Scala
19 11 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 191 (10.83%) Degree
2 43 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (2.38%) CCNA
4 38 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
5 36 (2.04%) ISEB
6 26 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (1.25%) Security Cleared
8 16 (0.91%) CCNP
9 13 (0.74%) SC Cleared
10 11 (0.62%) CFA
10 11 (0.62%) CIMA
11 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.51%) CASP
12 9 (0.51%) MCP
13 7 (0.40%) CCA
13 7 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.40%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.40%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.40%) PMP
13 7 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (7.37%) QA
2 120 (6.80%) SLA
3 50 (2.83%) MiFID
4 36 (2.04%) PMO
5 30 (1.70%) EMIR
6 27 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (1.19%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
8 14 (0.79%) ISO 20022
9 11 (0.62%) FATCA
10 8 (0.45%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.45%) ISO 15022
11 7 (0.40%) GDPR
12 6 (0.34%) AIFMD
12 6 (0.34%) UCITS
13 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.23%) SEPA
14 3 (0.17%) PSD2
15 1 (0.057%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 100 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 90 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 31 (1.76%) XenApp
5 20 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
5 20 (1.13%) vSphere
6 19 (1.08%) Terminal Services
7 14 (0.79%) Docker
8 13 (0.74%) ISA Server
9 12 (0.68%) KVM
9 12 (0.68%) XenServer
10 8 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.40%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.34%) Firmware
12 6 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.057%) iptables
14 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (1.19%) WSUS
2 20 (1.13%) Ansible
3 19 (1.08%) Puppet
4 16 (0.91%) SCCM
4 16 (0.91%) SCOM
5 13 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.68%) ZABBIX
7 9 (0.51%) Kibana
8 6 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (0.34%) MOM
9 5 (0.28%) logstash
10 3 (0.17%) Control-M
10 3 (0.17%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.11%) Grafana
11 2 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.11%) StatsD
12 1 (0.057%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.057%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.057%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.057%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 335 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 179 (10.15%) Oracle
3 122 (6.92%) VMware
4 99 (5.61%) Citrix
5 94 (5.33%) SAP
6 78 (4.42%) Xerox
7 57 (3.23%) Cisco
8 52 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
9 40 (2.27%) IBM
10 38 (2.15%) Sybase
11 29 (1.64%) Murex
12 22 (1.25%) Adobe
12 22 (1.25%) F5
12 22 (1.25%) hybris
12 22 (1.25%) Zend
13 20 (1.13%) Bloomberg
13 20 (1.13%) McAfee
14 19 (1.08%) NetApp
15 18 (1.02%) Google
15 18 (1.02%) Tableau