Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 348 321 270
Rank change year-on-year -27 -51 +24
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,511 1,762 2,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.99% 1.23%
As % of the General category 2.03% 2.35% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,170 1,479 2,126
UK median annual salary £57,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.87% - +15.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,437 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £87,500 £83,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -

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 74,410 75,046 92,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.78% 42.32% 44.70%
Number of salaries quoted 56,250 60,694 74,747
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,164
% change year-on-year +1.12% +3.10% +1.56%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 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 -24 1,452 £57,500 - 205
London -40 942 £65,000 - 126
UK excluding London -25 536 £40,000 -11.11% 81
South East +12 199 £40,000 -17.53% 18
North of England -17 109 £40,000 - 24
Midlands +14 91 £40,000 -5.88% 24
North West +12 73 £42,250 +5.63% 17
East of England +18 61 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Midlands +17 56 £45,000 +12.50% 12
South West -30 46 £47,500 +26.67% 5
Yorkshire +20 35 £35,000 -17.65% 5
East Midlands -5 21 £38,500 -14.44% 12
Scotland -54 17 £46,500 +2.20% 2
Isle of Man - 9 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -25 4 £36,250 -29.27% 1
North East -23 1 £77,500 +127.94% 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 687 (45.47%) Finance
2 396 (26.21%) SQL
3 387 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
4 322 (21.31%) Banking
5 289 (19.13%) Windows
6 266 (17.60%) Microsoft
7 262 (17.34%) .NET
8 257 (17.01%) C#
9 219 (14.49%) SQL Server
10 206 (13.63%) JavaScript
11 185 (12.24%) Linux
11 185 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
12 183 (12.11%) Java
13 172 (11.38%) Front Office
14 171 (11.32%) Business Analysis
15 168 (11.12%) Scrum
16 164 (10.85%) MVC
17 163 (10.79%) HTML
18 162 (10.72%) Degree
19 155 (10.26%) ITIL
20 143 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
21 139 (9.20%) Asset Management
22 137 (9.07%) Investment Banking
23 136 (9.00%) CSS
24 130 (8.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 127 (8.41%) Project Management
26 125 (8.27%) ASP.NET
27 123 (8.14%) SDLC
28 118 (7.81%) Oracle
29 116 (7.68%) Marketing

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 61 (4.04%) CMS
2 44 (2.91%) IIS
3 32 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 15 (0.99%) Umbraco
6 14 (0.93%) Confluence
7 13 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.73%) Apache
9 10 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.66%) NServiceBus
10 8 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.40%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.33%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.33%) Jetty
13 4 (0.26%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.26%) Commerce Server 2007
13 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.26%) FileNet
14 3 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 90 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.13%) LibreOffice
8 2 (0.13%) Moqups
8 2 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.066%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.066%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 29 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.93%) Markit EDM
3 13 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.86%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
5 7 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.46%) Workfront
6 6 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.26%) Kondor
8 4 (0.26%) nopCommerce
9 3 (0.20%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.44%) SaaS
2 45 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.79%) IaaS
4 26 (1.72%) Office 365
5 19 (1.26%) PaaS
6 15 (0.99%) G Suite
7 14 (0.93%) IBM Blueworks
8 13 (0.86%) GitHub
9 7 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.33%) Slack
11 4 (0.26%) Heroku
12 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.20%) Datadog
12 3 (0.20%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.13%) Firebase
13 2 (0.13%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.24%) VPN
2 52 (3.44%) Firewall
3 36 (2.38%) Internet
4 34 (2.25%) SAN
5 29 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 28 (1.85%) LAN
7 27 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
8 26 (1.72%) DNS
9 25 (1.65%) VLAN
9 25 (1.65%) WAN
10 23 (1.52%) Wireless
11 22 (1.46%) DHCP
12 18 (1.19%) NAS
13 16 (1.06%) HTTP
14 15 (0.99%) SMS
15 13 (0.86%) BGP
16 11 (0.73%) FTP
16 11 (0.73%) iSCSI
16 11 (0.73%) VoIP
17 10 (0.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 98 (6.49%) MySQL
3 47 (3.11%) NoSQL
3 47 (3.11%) Relational Database
4 46 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 26 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (1.32%) Big Data
10 19 (1.26%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.99%) Redis
14 13 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
16 11 (0.73%) Blockchain
17 10 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
18 7 (0.46%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 116 (7.68%) Git (software)
2 73 (4.83%) JIRA
3 43 (2.85%) Jenkins
4 42 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (2.71%) Selenium
6 32 (2.12%) Visual Studio
7 30 (1.99%) TeamCity
8 24 (1.59%) Subversion
9 22 (1.46%) Maven
9 22 (1.46%) SoapUI
10 21 (1.39%) ClearCase
11 20 (1.32%) JUnit
12 18 (1.19%) NUnit
13 14 (0.93%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.93%) Hudson
14 12 (0.79%) Moq
15 11 (0.73%) Eclipse
16 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 9 (0.60%) SpecFlow
17 9 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 687 (45.47%) Finance
2 322 (21.31%) Banking
3 172 (11.38%) Front Office
4 137 (9.07%) Investment Banking
5 116 (7.68%) Marketing
6 107 (7.08%) Retail
7 104 (6.88%) Legal
8 64 (4.24%) Retail Banking
9 43 (2.85%) Games
10 36 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
10 36 (2.38%) Military
11 33 (2.18%) Advertising
12 30 (1.99%) Financial Institution
13 29 (1.92%) Billing
14 25 (1.65%) Law
15 23 (1.52%) Manufacturing
16 16 (1.06%) Publishing
17 12 (0.79%) International Banking
17 12 (0.79%) Telecoms
18 11 (0.73%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 425 (28.13%) Analyst
2 380 (25.15%) Developer
3 228 (15.09%) Business Analyst
4 108 (7.15%) .NET Developer
5 103 (6.82%) Project Manager
5 103 (6.82%) Senior Developer
6 100 (6.62%) C# Developer
7 98 (6.49%) IT Manager
8 88 (5.82%) Senior Analyst
9 86 (5.69%) Java Developer
10 77 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
11 75 (4.96%) Consultant
12 71 (4.70%) Architect
13 69 (4.57%) Service Analyst
13 69 (4.57%) Support Analyst
14 68 (4.50%) Banking Analyst
15 61 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
16 59 (3.90%) PHP Developer
17 55 (3.64%) Applications Support
18 53 (3.51%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (17.34%) .NET
2 163 (10.79%) HTML
3 136 (9.00%) CSS
4 125 (8.27%) ASP.NET
5 111 (7.35%) AngularJS
6 101 (6.68%) jQuery
7 86 (5.69%) XML
8 83 (5.49%) Web Services
9 67 (4.43%) WCF
10 63 (4.17%) HTML5
11 60 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
12 58 (3.84%) .NET Framework
13 52 (3.44%) Spring
14 47 (3.11%) RESTful
15 40 (2.65%) Entity Framework
16 39 (2.58%) Node.js
17 38 (2.51%) WinForms
18 36 (2.38%) JSON
19 34 (2.25%) CSS3
20 33 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 185 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (8.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 89 (5.89%) Derivative
4 85 (5.63%) Equities
5 67 (4.43%) Management Information System
6 62 (4.10%) Fintech
6 62 (4.10%) Fixed Income
7 54 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
8 49 (3.24%) Virtual Team
9 44 (2.91%) Computer Science
10 43 (2.85%) User Experience
11 38 (2.51%) Hedge funds
12 34 (2.25%) OTC Derivatives
13 33 (2.18%) Data Centre
14 32 (2.12%) Mobile App
15 30 (1.99%) Client/Server
16 26 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
17 23 (1.52%) Reference Data
18 22 (1.46%) BBC
19 20 (1.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 289 (19.13%) Windows
2 185 (12.24%) Linux
3 115 (7.61%) Unix
4 84 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 60 (3.97%) Windows 7
6 29 (1.92%) Solaris
6 29 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.26%) CentOS
10 18 (1.19%) Apple iOS
11 17 (1.13%) Windows 10
12 16 (1.06%) Android
13 15 (0.99%) Debian
14 11 (0.73%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.26%) VMS
17 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.066%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (11.32%) Business Analysis
3 168 (11.12%) Scrum
4 164 (10.85%) MVC
5 155 (10.26%) ITIL
6 143 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 139 (9.20%) Asset Management
8 127 (8.41%) Project Management
9 123 (8.14%) SDLC
10 113 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 110 (7.28%) Change Management
12 104 (6.88%) Test Automation
13 101 (6.68%) TDD
14 96 (6.35%) CRM
15 90 (5.96%) Process Improvement
16 88 (5.82%) OO
17 83 (5.49%) E-Commerce
18 82 (5.43%) Service Management
19 80 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
20 78 (5.16%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 396 (26.21%) SQL
2 257 (17.01%) C#
3 206 (13.63%) JavaScript
4 183 (12.11%) Java
5 67 (4.43%) T-SQL
6 65 (4.30%) PHP
7 58 (3.84%) Python
8 43 (2.85%) Shell Script
9 42 (2.78%) C++
10 32 (2.12%) VB.NET
11 27 (1.79%) Perl
12 26 (1.72%) VB
13 24 (1.59%) PL/SQL
13 24 (1.59%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.52%) C
15 22 (1.46%) Ruby
16 21 (1.39%) VBA
17 19 (1.26%) VB6
18 9 (0.60%) TypeScript
19 8 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 162 (10.72%) Degree
2 36 (2.38%) ISEB
3 24 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
4 18 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (0.99%) CCNP
6 14 (0.93%) CCNA
6 14 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.73%) CASP
8 11 (0.73%) CFA
8 11 (0.73%) CIMA
9 10 (0.66%) Security Cleared
10 9 (0.60%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.53%) CCA
11 8 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (0.46%) PMP
13 6 (0.40%) MCP
14 5 (0.33%) MCSE
14 5 (0.33%) PhD
14 5 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.89%) SLA
2 82 (5.43%) QA
3 51 (3.38%) MiFID
4 30 (1.99%) EMIR
5 17 (1.13%) PMO
6 14 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
8 11 (0.73%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.66%) GDPR
9 10 (0.66%) UCITS
10 9 (0.60%) AIFMD
10 9 (0.60%) FATCA
11 7 (0.46%) PSD2
12 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.26%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.13%) GxP
15 1 (0.066%) COBIT
15 1 (0.066%) TickIT
System Software
1 86 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 60 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.46%) Docker
5 11 (0.73%) vSphere
6 10 (0.66%) XenApp
7 8 (0.53%) ISA Server
7 8 (0.53%) Terminal Server
8 7 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.26%) Firmware
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.066%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.066%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (0.066%) Gluster
12 1 (0.066%) iptables
12 1 (0.066%) NFS
12 1 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.066%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (1.26%) SCCM
2 13 (0.86%) Ansible
3 10 (0.66%) Puppet
4 9 (0.60%) SCOM
5 7 (0.46%) Kibana
5 7 (0.46%) Marathon
6 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.33%) WSUS
7 4 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.20%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.20%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.20%) logstash
9 2 (0.13%) Control-M
9 2 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.066%) OpenView
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.066%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.066%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 266 (17.60%) Microsoft
2 118 (7.81%) Oracle
3 82 (5.43%) VMware
4 78 (5.16%) Citrix
5 67 (4.43%) SAP
6 46 (3.04%) IBM
7 42 (2.78%) Xerox
8 37 (2.45%) Cisco
9 36 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
10 30 (1.99%) Murex
11 27 (1.79%) Zend
12 22 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 22 (1.46%) Sybase
13 20 (1.32%) Bloomberg
13 20 (1.32%) Google
14 19 (1.26%) Apple
15 16 (1.06%) Adobe
15 16 (1.06%) hybris
16 14 (0.93%) Capita
17 13 (0.86%) Workday