Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 424 300 443
Rank change year-on-year -124 +143 -57
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 908 532 909
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.07% 0.67%
As % of the General category 1.21% 2.12% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 607 481 736
10th Percentile £33,077 £34,950 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,370 £47,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £75,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% +9.09%
75th Percentile £85,000 £105,000 £77,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £122,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +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 74,734 25,145 75,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.84% 50.77% 55.16%
Number of salaries quoted 45,699 20,272 57,481
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,029 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.49% +4.82% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
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 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 18 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 27 October 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 -142 784 £70,000 -6.67% 150
London -156 479 £78,750 -7.35% 65
UK excluding London -78 358 £45,000 +12.50% 95
Work from Home -153 151 £67,500 +8.00% 28
North of England -76 95 £42,500 -4.22% 25
South East -106 80 £50,000 +17.65% 23
Midlands -116 80 £45,000 +25.54% 24
Yorkshire -57 55 £40,000 -1.84% 7
West Midlands -81 49 £47,500 +11.76% 12
North West -87 36 £45,000 +1.42% 16
East Midlands -64 31 £43,000 +11.19% 12
Wales -31 27 £31,365 -28.31% 2
East of England -87 24 £37,500 -6.25% 3
South West -87 23 £40,000 +9.59% 10
Scotland -79 16 £50,000 +42.86% 8
Northern Ireland - 8 £67,500 -
Isle of Man - 5 £37,500 -
North East -33 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 309 (34.03%) Finance
2 263 (28.96%) Social Skills
3 238 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
4 230 (25.33%) SQL
5 155 (17.07%) Microsoft
6 152 (16.74%) Azure
7 147 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
8 140 (15.42%) Java
9 133 (14.65%) SQL Server
10 131 (14.43%) Linux
11 121 (13.33%) Analytics
12 115 (12.67%) Windows
13 112 (12.33%) Software Engineering
14 111 (12.22%) Python
15 108 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
16 107 (11.78%) Banking
17 103 (11.34%) C#
18 100 (11.01%) Microservices
19 99 (10.90%) Mentoring
20 98 (10.79%) Oracle
21 94 (10.35%) .NET
22 90 (9.91%) Project Management
23 89 (9.80%) REST
24 87 (9.58%) ERP
25 85 (9.36%) JavaScript
26 83 (9.14%) Web Services
27 82 (9.03%) Spring
28 81 (8.92%) Degree
29 80 (8.81%) React
30 77 (8.48%) Front Office

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 44 (4.85%) Tomcat
2 24 (2.64%) Tornado
3 21 (2.31%) IIS
4 17 (1.87%) Apache
5 16 (1.76%) Apache TomEE
6 15 (1.65%) Skype for Business
7 14 (1.54%) CMS
8 10 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.77%) Confluence
9 7 (0.77%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.66%) Drupal
10 6 (0.66%) Headless CMS
10 6 (0.66%) Kentico
10 6 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.66%) WordPress
11 5 (0.55%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.22%) Moodle
12 2 (0.22%) nginx
12 2 (0.22%) Totara
Applications
1 43 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (1.54%) GIMP
4 14 (1.54%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.88%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.31%) Oracle ERP
2 19 (2.09%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
5 8 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.22%) Minerva
9 2 (0.22%) Murex MxG2000
9 2 (0.22%) Orchestrade
9 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.22%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 152 (16.74%) Azure
2 75 (8.26%) AWS
3 71 (7.82%) SaaS
4 65 (7.16%) Microsoft 365
5 35 (3.85%) PaaS
6 33 (3.63%) GitHub
7 21 (2.31%) GCP
8 20 (2.20%) IaaS
9 15 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (1.65%) Power Platform
10 14 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (1.32%) Boomi
11 12 (1.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 12 (1.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 11 (1.21%) ServiceMax
12 11 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (1.10%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 10 (1.10%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.99%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.41%) DNS
2 30 (3.30%) Firewall
3 23 (2.53%) DHCP
4 16 (1.76%) AMQP
4 16 (1.76%) LAN
5 15 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.32%) Skype
7 11 (1.21%) iSCSI
7 11 (1.21%) WAN
8 10 (1.10%) Network Security
9 7 (0.77%) HTTP
10 6 (0.66%) FIX Connectivity
10 6 (0.66%) SSL
10 6 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.44%) SSH
11 4 (0.44%) VPN
12 3 (0.33%) Internet
12 3 (0.33%) SAN
13 2 (0.22%) Broadband
13 2 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.05%) MongoDB
3 58 (6.39%) NoSQL
4 54 (5.95%) Relational Database
5 41 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (3.63%) Redis
9 18 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
9 18 (1.98%) MySQL
10 17 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.65%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.54%) Hazelcast
12 14 (1.54%) Power BI
13 11 (1.21%) Big Data
13 11 (1.21%) GIS
13 11 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.10%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 61 (6.72%) JIRA
2 53 (5.84%) Jenkins
3 46 (5.07%) Git (software)
4 43 (4.74%) Maven
5 34 (3.74%) Subversion
6 28 (3.08%) Cucumber
7 16 (1.76%) JUnit
7 16 (1.76%) Mockito
8 15 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
9 14 (1.54%) Mocha
10 13 (1.43%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.32%) Bitbucket
12 11 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (1.21%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
14 9 (0.99%) Sinon.JS
14 9 (0.99%) webpack
15 8 (0.88%) Selenium
16 6 (0.66%) ERwin
General
1 309 (34.03%) Finance
2 263 (28.96%) Social Skills
3 147 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (11.78%) Banking
5 77 (8.48%) Front Office
6 66 (7.27%) Retail
7 63 (6.94%) Legal
8 54 (5.95%) Games
9 46 (5.07%) Marketing
10 32 (3.52%) Online Betting
10 32 (3.52%) Presentation Skills
11 30 (3.30%) Influencing Skills
12 26 (2.86%) Investment Banking
13 23 (2.53%) Financial Institution
14 20 (2.20%) Public Sector
15 17 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 17 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
16 15 (1.65%) Electronics
17 14 (1.54%) Prime Brokerage
18 13 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 221 (24.34%) Developer
2 153 (16.85%) Analyst
3 97 (10.68%) Architect
4 69 (7.60%) Consultant
5 63 (6.94%) Applications Support
6 62 (6.83%) Solutions Architect
7 61 (6.72%) Java Developer
7 61 (6.72%) Support Analyst
8 44 (4.85%) Project Manager
9 42 (4.63%) Business Analyst
10 41 (4.52%) Software Developer
11 40 (4.41%) Lead Developer
12 38 (4.19%) Lead Java Developer
13 35 (3.85%) Software Engineer
14 33 (3.63%) Team Leader
15 31 (3.41%) Applications Support Analyst
16 29 (3.19%) Senior Developer
17 28 (3.08%) C# Developer
18 24 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 24 (2.64%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (10.35%) .NET
2 89 (9.80%) REST
3 83 (9.14%) Web Services
4 82 (9.03%) Spring
5 80 (8.81%) React
6 62 (6.83%) RabbitMQ
7 61 (6.72%) Spring Boot
8 58 (6.39%) CSS
9 55 (6.06%) HTML
10 44 (4.85%) AngularJS
11 43 (4.74%) Redux
12 42 (4.63%) RESTful
13 38 (4.19%) JMS
14 35 (3.85%) Vue.js
15 32 (3.52%) ASP.NET
15 32 (3.52%) XML
16 30 (3.30%) Spring MVC
17 28 (3.08%) Hibernate
18 27 (2.97%) HTML5
18 27 (2.97%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
2 51 (5.62%) User Experience
3 44 (4.85%) Hedge funds
4 43 (4.74%) Equities
5 37 (4.07%) Fixed Income
6 35 (3.85%) Blog
7 31 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (3.41%) Management Information System
8 30 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (2.86%) Derivative
10 24 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (2.09%) SWIFT
12 17 (1.87%) Data Centre
13 16 (1.76%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.65%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.54%) Legacy Systems
16 12 (1.32%) Reference Data
17 11 (1.21%) Cloud Native
18 9 (0.99%) Data Structures
18 9 (0.99%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 131 (14.43%) Linux
2 115 (12.67%) Windows
3 63 (6.94%) Windows Server
4 53 (5.84%) Unix
5 37 (4.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 31 (3.41%) Windows Server 2019
7 20 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.32%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.99%) CentOS
11 8 (0.88%) Android
12 6 (0.66%) Solaris
13 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (13.33%) Analytics
3 112 (12.33%) Software Engineering
4 108 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
5 100 (11.01%) Microservices
6 99 (10.90%) Mentoring
7 90 (9.91%) Project Management
8 87 (9.58%) ERP
9 76 (8.37%) DevOps
10 75 (8.26%) CRM
11 71 (7.82%) Risk Management
12 67 (7.38%) Scrum
13 64 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 63 (6.94%) Fintech
15 61 (6.72%) TDD
16 59 (6.50%) Computer Science
17 58 (6.39%) ITIL
18 57 (6.28%) Service Delivery
19 54 (5.95%) Waterfall
20 53 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 230 (25.33%) SQL
2 140 (15.42%) Java
3 111 (12.22%) Python
4 103 (11.34%) C#
5 85 (9.36%) JavaScript
6 45 (4.96%) C++
7 38 (4.19%) PowerShell
8 36 (3.96%) C
9 32 (3.52%) TypeScript
10 27 (2.97%) VBA
11 25 (2.75%) R
12 20 (2.20%) Kotlin
13 17 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.87%) XPath
14 16 (1.76%) MATLAB
15 15 (1.65%) Java 8
16 14 (1.54%) ES6
17 11 (1.21%) Perl
18 8 (0.88%) Haskell
19 6 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 81 (8.92%) Degree
2 28 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.31%) Oracle Certification
4 15 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.65%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.32%) GCIA
5 12 (1.32%) GCIH
5 12 (1.32%) GSEC
5 12 (1.32%) SANS
6 11 (1.21%) CISM
6 11 (1.21%) CISSP
6 11 (1.21%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.10%) CISA
7 10 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.77%) CHECK Team Member
9 7 (0.77%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.55%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (3.74%) QA
3 18 (1.98%) GDPR
4 14 (1.54%) SLA
5 12 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (1.32%) SOC 1
5 12 (1.32%) SOC 2
5 12 (1.32%) SOC 3
6 11 (1.21%) Accessibility
6 11 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 7 (0.77%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.66%) NIST
9 6 (0.66%) PMO
10 5 (0.55%) GRC
10 5 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
10 5 (0.55%) ISO 31000
10 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (8.26%) Docker
2 64 (7.05%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.09%) vSphere
6 11 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.55%) Ceph
8 5 (0.55%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (8.15%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.64%) Terraform
3 12 (1.32%) SCCM
4 11 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (1.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 9 (0.99%) Ansible
6 9 (0.99%) WSUS
7 6 (0.66%) MOM
8 5 (0.55%) Galera Cluster
8 5 (0.55%) Nessus
8 5 (0.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 4 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.44%) SCOM
9 4 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.33%) Istio
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 155 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 98 (10.79%) Oracle
3 60 (6.61%) VMware
4 51 (5.62%) Cisco
5 50 (5.51%) SAP
6 39 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (3.85%) Workday
8 25 (2.75%) Bloomberg
8 25 (2.75%) ServiceNow
9 21 (2.31%) HP
10 20 (2.20%) Google
10 20 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.87%) Charles River
12 16 (1.76%) Adobe
12 16 (1.76%) Dell
13 15 (1.65%) Avaya
14 13 (1.43%) Infor
15 12 (1.32%) IBM
15 12 (1.32%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 11 (1.21%) Databricks