Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 411 303 444
Rank change year-on-year -108 +141 -60
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 806 709 996
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.03% 0.69%
As % of the General category 1.26% 1.92% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 568 615 744
10th Percentile £33,112 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £44,371 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +19.05%
75th Percentile £83,750 £87,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £116,250 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,371 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.42% +4.40% +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 64,063 36,967 81,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.74% 53.57% 56.32%
Number of salaries quoted 40,480 28,863 61,769
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -137 716 £70,000 +7.69% 142
London -87 488 £75,000 - 64
UK excluding London -104 255 £45,000 +1.42% 88
Work from Home -117 138 £70,000 +6.46% 19
North of England -52 73 £45,000 +1.42% 26
South East -92 59 £53,750 +13.16% 23
Midlands -117 51 £47,500 +32.51% 14
North West -43 46 £43,000 -3.09% 11
Yorkshire -58 27 £50,500 +6.32% 15
West Midlands -82 27 £48,250 +8.74% 11
South West -83 26 £42,500 +10.40% 12
East Midlands -73 24 £43,000 -3.09% 3
East of England -38 16 £50,000 -6.98% 4
Scotland -61 13 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Wales - 12 £33,591 - 4
Isle of Man - 5 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 285 (35.36%) Finance
2 265 (32.88%) SQL
3 232 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
4 195 (24.19%) Social Skills
5 148 (18.36%) Linux
6 144 (17.87%) Java
7 143 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
8 127 (15.76%) Python
9 109 (13.52%) SQL Server
9 109 (13.52%) Microservices
10 108 (13.40%) Windows
11 107 (13.28%) Oracle
11 107 (13.28%) .NET
12 103 (12.78%) C#
13 101 (12.53%) REST
13 101 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
14 100 (12.41%) Software Engineering
15 98 (12.16%) JavaScript
16 96 (11.91%) Microsoft
16 96 (11.91%) Mentoring
17 92 (11.41%) React
18 91 (11.29%) Spring
19 88 (10.92%) Web Services
19 88 (10.92%) ERP
19 88 (10.92%) Azure
20 86 (10.67%) Banking
21 83 (10.30%) Unix
22 81 (10.05%) Project Management
22 81 (10.05%) RabbitMQ
23 79 (9.80%) DevOps

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 63 (7.82%) Tomcat
2 33 (4.09%) Tornado
3 31 (3.85%) Apache
4 26 (3.23%) Apache TomEE
5 21 (2.61%) CMS
6 16 (1.99%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.36%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.24%) IIS
8 10 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.12%) Confluence
10 6 (0.74%) Moodle
10 6 (0.74%) Totara
10 6 (0.74%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.74%) WordPress
11 5 (0.62%) Drupal
11 5 (0.62%) Headless CMS
11 5 (0.62%) Kentico
11 5 (0.62%) nginx
11 5 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 35 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (2.11%) GIMP
3 17 (2.11%) Photoshop
4 16 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.12%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (3.47%) Oracle ERP
2 12 (1.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 10 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
4 8 (0.99%) Oracle Cash Management
4 8 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.87%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.50%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.50%) PolarLake
8 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
9 2 (0.25%) Orchestrade
9 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 88 (10.92%) Azure
2 74 (9.18%) SaaS
3 51 (6.33%) GitHub
4 42 (5.21%) AWS
5 37 (4.59%) Microsoft 365
6 32 (3.97%) PaaS
7 27 (3.35%) IaaS
8 16 (1.99%) GCP
9 14 (1.74%) Power Platform
10 13 (1.61%) Amazon S3
11 12 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (1.49%) ServiceMax
12 11 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
14 8 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.99%) Asana
15 7 (0.87%) OneDrive
16 6 (0.74%) Apple Pay
16 6 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.74%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.23%) AMQP
2 23 (2.85%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.61%) DNS
4 20 (2.48%) Firewall
5 14 (1.74%) SSH
6 11 (1.36%) Network Security
7 10 (1.24%) DHCP
7 10 (1.24%) HTTP
8 8 (0.99%) Internet
9 7 (0.87%) VLAN
9 7 (0.87%) VoIP
9 7 (0.87%) Wireless
10 5 (0.62%) Skype
10 5 (0.62%) SSL
10 5 (0.62%) VPN
11 4 (0.50%) BIG-IP
11 4 (0.50%) FTP
11 4 (0.50%) VSAN
12 3 (0.37%) WAN
13 2 (0.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 76 (9.43%) MongoDB
3 68 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (8.31%) Relational Database
5 66 (8.19%) NoSQL
6 51 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 46 (5.71%) Redis
9 17 (2.11%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.99%) MySQL
11 13 (1.61%) GIS
11 13 (1.61%) Power BI
12 12 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.49%) Big Data
12 12 (1.49%) Hazelcast
12 12 (1.49%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (1.12%) MariaDB
15 8 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 64 (7.94%) JIRA
2 61 (7.57%) Git (software)
3 59 (7.32%) Jenkins
4 49 (6.08%) Maven
5 44 (5.46%) Subversion
6 36 (4.47%) Cucumber
7 18 (2.23%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.99%) Mocha
9 13 (1.61%) JUnit
9 13 (1.61%) Mockito
10 10 (1.24%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.12%) Sinon.JS
11 9 (1.12%) webpack
12 8 (0.99%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.99%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (0.87%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.87%) MSTest
13 7 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 285 (35.36%) Finance
2 195 (24.19%) Social Skills
3 143 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (10.67%) Banking
5 72 (8.93%) Games
6 68 (8.44%) Legal
7 63 (7.82%) Front Office
8 46 (5.71%) Retail
9 45 (5.58%) Marketing
10 43 (5.33%) Online Betting
11 30 (3.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 29 (3.60%) Investment Banking
13 27 (3.35%) Presentation Skills
14 23 (2.85%) Influencing Skills
15 21 (2.61%) Financial Institution
16 17 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
17 13 (1.61%) Public Sector
18 12 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
19 10 (1.24%) Billing
19 10 (1.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 245 (30.40%) Developer
2 143 (17.74%) Analyst
3 77 (9.55%) Applications Support
4 73 (9.06%) Java Developer
5 59 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 58 (7.20%) Architect
7 57 (7.07%) Software Developer
8 54 (6.70%) Consultant
8 54 (6.70%) Lead Developer
9 51 (6.33%) Lead Java Developer
10 39 (4.84%) Business Analyst
11 36 (4.47%) Team Leader
12 33 (4.09%) Project Manager
12 33 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (3.60%) Backend Developer
13 29 (3.60%) Senior Developer
14 26 (3.23%) .NET Developer
15 24 (2.98%) Applications Support Analyst
16 22 (2.73%) C# Developer
17 21 (2.61%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (13.28%) .NET
2 101 (12.53%) REST
3 92 (11.41%) React
4 91 (11.29%) Spring
5 88 (10.92%) Web Services
6 81 (10.05%) RabbitMQ
7 72 (8.93%) CSS
8 64 (7.94%) HTML
9 59 (7.32%) Spring Boot
10 57 (7.07%) RESTful
11 50 (6.20%) AngularJS
12 46 (5.71%) JMS
13 42 (5.21%) Vue.js
14 39 (4.84%) Hibernate
14 39 (4.84%) Spring MVC
15 35 (4.34%) JPA
15 35 (4.34%) Struts
15 35 (4.34%) Vaadin
16 33 (4.09%) Redux
17 31 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.07%) Self-Motivation
2 56 (6.95%) User Experience
3 39 (4.84%) Blog
4 32 (3.97%) Derivative
5 30 (3.72%) Fixed Income
6 28 (3.47%) SWIFT
7 27 (3.35%) Equities
8 24 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (2.36%) Client/Server
9 19 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.99%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.99%) Reference Data
11 13 (1.61%) Legacy Systems
11 13 (1.61%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.24%) Market Risk
12 10 (1.24%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
13 9 (1.12%) Renewable Energy
14 7 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 148 (18.36%) Linux
2 108 (13.40%) Windows
3 83 (10.30%) Unix
4 31 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 18 (2.23%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.12%) Android
7 9 (1.12%) CentOS
8 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (13.52%) Microservices
3 101 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
4 100 (12.41%) Software Engineering
5 96 (11.91%) Mentoring
6 88 (10.92%) ERP
7 81 (10.05%) Project Management
8 79 (9.80%) DevOps
9 74 (9.18%) Analytics
10 70 (8.68%) Scrum
11 68 (8.44%) TDD
12 63 (7.82%) CRM
13 61 (7.57%) MVC
14 60 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (7.20%) BDD
16 57 (7.07%) Risk Management
17 56 (6.95%) Project Delivery
18 55 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
19 54 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
20 50 (6.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 265 (32.88%) SQL
2 144 (17.87%) Java
3 127 (15.76%) Python
4 103 (12.78%) C#
5 98 (12.16%) JavaScript
6 40 (4.96%) C++
7 36 (4.47%) R
8 26 (3.23%) TypeScript
9 25 (3.10%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.98%) VBA
11 21 (2.61%) Perl
11 21 (2.61%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.23%) C
12 18 (2.23%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.74%) ES6
13 14 (1.74%) PHP
14 13 (1.61%) Kotlin
15 12 (1.49%) Java 8
15 12 (1.49%) Korn
16 11 (1.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 61 (7.57%) Degree
2 28 (3.47%) Oracle Certification
3 18 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 8 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.87%) ISEB
7 6 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.62%) ACCA
8 5 (0.62%) CCNA
8 5 (0.62%) CIMA
8 5 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.50%) HNC
9 4 (0.50%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.37%) MCSA
10 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.37%) PMP
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.96%) QA
2 15 (1.86%) SLA
3 14 (1.74%) Accessibility
4 13 (1.61%) EMIR
5 12 (1.49%) MiFID
6 10 (1.24%) GDPR
7 6 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.12%) PMO
10 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 74 (9.18%) Docker
2 37 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (0.99%) vSphere
7 7 (0.87%) Ceph
7 7 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.25%) XenApp
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 74 (9.18%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.85%) Terraform
3 9 (1.12%) SCCM
4 8 (0.99%) Ansible
5 7 (0.87%) Galera Cluster
6 6 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (0.74%) MOM
6 6 (0.74%) SCOM
7 4 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.50%) Packer
7 4 (0.50%) Puppet
7 4 (0.50%) WSUS
8 3 (0.37%) Istio
8 3 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.25%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.12%) Grafana
10 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 107 (13.28%) Oracle
2 96 (11.91%) Microsoft
3 37 (4.59%) Red Hat
4 31 (3.85%) VMware
5 29 (3.60%) SAP
6 28 (3.47%) Bloomberg
6 28 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (3.10%) Workday
8 19 (2.36%) ServiceNow
9 18 (2.23%) Cisco
10 17 (2.11%) Adobe
11 15 (1.86%) Charles River
12 14 (1.74%) HP
13 13 (1.61%) Google
13 13 (1.61%) SmartStream
14 10 (1.24%) SolarWinds
15 9 (1.12%) Apple
15 9 (1.12%) Atlassian
15 9 (1.12%) Fidessa
16 8 (0.99%) Avaya