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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
UK
Rank 316 324 294
Rank change year-on-year +8 -30  
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 808 1011 1147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.99% 1.09%
As % of the General category 2.37% 2.25% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 679 799 904
Median salary £60,000 £56,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34035 44868 46308
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.57% 43.84% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 27400 36262 36369
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Back Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 769 £60,000 +4.34% 115
London +3 498 £67,500 +3.84% 57
City of London +3 115 £67,500 +3.84% 20
South East +59 111 £40,000 +11.11% 18
Surrey +62 46 £33,000 +1.53% 2
South West +20 34 £52,000 +25.30% 8
Yorkshire +23 31 £45,000 +28.57% 6
North West -54 28 £40,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +15 27 £50,000 +42.85% 4
West Midlands +12 27 £40,000 - 8
Manchester -34 23 £40,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +39 22 £38,500 -34.46% 3
East of England +32 20 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Hampshire +24 18 £34,250 -14.37% 3
Berkshire +36 16 £56,250 +18.42% 6
Woking +19 15 £33,000 +1.53%
Milton Keynes +25 14 £22,000 -62.55% 3
Oxfordshire +7 13 £60,000 +100.00% 1
East Midlands -8 13 £39,000 -13.33% 4
Bristol +13 12 £56,250 +18.42% 4
Leeds +6 12 £43,750 +16.66% 2
Gloucestershire +13 11 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Southampton +17 10 £31,000 -34.73%
Birmingham +15 10 £32,500 -14.92% 2
Bradford +7 10 £47,788 +51.70% 1
Scotland -2 10 £31,500 -34.03% 1
Leicestershire - 10 £39,000 - 2
Oxford +11 9 £60,000 -7.69%
Leicester - 9 £39,000 - 1
Slough +30 8 £50,000 -9.09% 3

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 750 (46.10%) Finance
2 475 (29.19%) SQL
3 378 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
4 358 (22.00%) Banking
5 304 (18.68%) SQL Server
6 294 (18.07%) Microsoft
7 282 (17.33%) Windows
8 256 (15.73%) C#
9 228 (14.01%) .NET
10 224 (13.77%) Business Analysis
11 223 (13.71%) Java
12 212 (13.03%) JavaScript
13 207 (12.72%) MS Excel
14 197 (12.11%) Front Office
15 183 (11.25%) Degree
16 181 (11.12%) Project Management
17 165 (10.14%) ITIL
18 159 (9.77%) Linux
19 157 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
20 155 (9.53%) Oracle
21 153 (9.40%) Scrum
22 146 (8.97%) HTML
23 140 (8.60%) Marketing
24 139 (8.54%) Windows Server
25 136 (8.36%) XML
26 129 (7.93%) MS Office
27 128 (7.87%) VMware
28 125 (7.68%) SDLC
29 121 (7.44%) Active Directory
30 120 (7.38%) Computer Science

Back Office
Top Related 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 51 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.07%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.52%) Skype for Business
4 36 (2.21%) IIS
5 23 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (1.41%) Confluence
6 18 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (0.98%) IBM Notes
8 16 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.92%) CMS
10 11 (0.68%) Apache
11 9 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.43%) MQSeries
14 6 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.31%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 207 (12.72%) MS Excel
2 129 (7.93%) MS Office
3 32 (1.97%) MS Project
4 31 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.17%) thinkFolio
2 17 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.74%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.68%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.68%) SAP CRM
4 11 (0.68%) SAP MDG
4 11 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.61%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.49%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.49%) SimCorp Dimension
7 7 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 6 (0.37%) Misys Opics
8 6 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.37%) Softmar
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.25%) Salerio
9 4 (0.25%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.44%) SaaS
2 39 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.41%) Office 365
5 18 (1.11%) Yammer
6 13 (0.80%) GitHub
7 10 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
8 8 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.31%) Google Play
9 5 (0.31%) IaaS
9 5 (0.31%) iTunes
9 5 (0.31%) PaaS
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.18%) FinancialForce.com
10 3 (0.18%) G Suite
11 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.12%) Force.com
11 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.061%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.061%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.18%) Firewall
2 54 (3.32%) DNS
3 44 (2.70%) DHCP
3 44 (2.70%) VPN
4 38 (2.34%) WAN
5 37 (2.27%) LAN
6 34 (2.09%) TCP/IP
7 30 (1.84%) SAN
8 18 (1.11%) Internet
8 18 (1.11%) NAS
8 18 (1.11%) SSL
9 16 (0.98%) MPLS
10 13 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (0.80%) VoIP
10 13 (0.80%) Wireless
11 12 (0.74%) Network Security
12 11 (0.68%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (0.61%) Skype
14 9 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (2.95%) MongoDB
6 47 (2.89%) MySQL
6 47 (2.89%) NoSQL
7 33 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (1.97%) Relational Database
9 31 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 30 (1.84%) Big Data
11 28 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
12 22 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.29%) MS Access
14 20 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (1.04%) SAP HANA
16 16 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
17 15 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
18 13 (0.80%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 59 (3.63%) Git (software)
2 49 (3.01%) Selenium
3 46 (2.83%) JIRA
4 33 (2.03%) Visual Studio
5 29 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 20 (1.23%) Maven
7 20 (1.23%) SpecFlow
8 19 (1.17%) Jenkins
9 18 (1.11%) JUnit
10 16 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (0.98%) Subversion
11 15 (0.92%) SoapUI
12 13 (0.80%) Cucumber
12 13 (0.80%) HP UFT
13 11 (0.68%) FitNesse
13 11 (0.68%) NUnit
14 9 (0.55%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.43%) Mocha
General
1 750 (46.10%) Finance
2 358 (22.00%) Banking
3 197 (12.11%) Front Office
4 140 (8.60%) Marketing
5 107 (6.58%) Retail
6 78 (4.79%) Legal
7 70 (4.30%) Investment Banking
8 52 (3.20%) Telecoms
9 49 (3.01%) Financial Institution
10 41 (2.52%) Games
11 33 (2.03%) Corporate Banking
12 27 (1.66%) Advertising
13 26 (1.60%) Manufacturing
14 25 (1.54%) Music Industry
15 23 (1.41%) Private Banking
16 16 (0.98%) Law
17 11 (0.68%) General Ledger
18 9 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.49%) Billing
19 8 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 419 (25.75%) Analyst
2 406 (24.95%) Developer
3 201 (12.35%) Business Analyst
4 119 (7.31%) Applications Support
5 114 (7.01%) Architect
6 109 (6.70%) Support Analyst
7 99 (6.08%) Project Manager
8 94 (5.78%) Java Developer
9 87 (5.35%) C# Developer
10 86 (5.29%) SQL Developer
11 84 (5.16%) Senior Developer
12 70 (4.30%) .NET Developer
13 69 (4.24%) Applications Support Analyst
14 64 (3.93%) IT Manager
15 59 (3.63%) Financial Analyst
16 55 (3.38%) Banking Analyst
17 53 (3.26%) Consultant
17 53 (3.26%) Service Analyst
18 52 (3.20%) Support Engineer
19 47 (2.89%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (14.01%) .NET
2 146 (8.97%) HTML
3 136 (8.36%) XML
4 103 (6.33%) CSS
5 95 (5.84%) AngularJS
6 78 (4.79%) ASP.NET
7 70 (4.30%) jQuery
8 68 (4.18%) Spring
9 59 (3.63%) WPF
10 57 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
11 55 (3.38%) WCF
12 47 (2.89%) HTML5
12 47 (2.89%) Web Services
13 45 (2.77%) .NET Framework
13 45 (2.77%) J2EE
14 39 (2.40%) Node.js
15 37 (2.27%) Hibernate
16 36 (2.21%) JMS
17 33 (2.03%) JDBC
18 32 (1.97%) React
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.38%) Computer Science
2 108 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (6.33%) Fixed Income
4 89 (5.47%) Derivative
5 75 (4.61%) Equities
6 71 (4.36%) Hedge funds
7 60 (3.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 56 (3.44%) Management Information System
9 52 (3.20%) SWIFT
10 49 (3.01%) User Experience
11 42 (2.58%) Fintech
12 34 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
13 33 (2.03%) Data Centre
14 29 (1.78%) Mobile App
15 25 (1.54%) Clustering
16 22 (1.35%) EPoS
16 22 (1.35%) PMI
17 20 (1.23%) Client/Server
18 19 (1.17%) Virtual Team
19 18 (1.11%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 282 (17.33%) Windows
2 159 (9.77%) Linux
3 139 (8.54%) Windows Server
4 111 (6.82%) Unix
5 71 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (2.46%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.41%) Solaris
9 20 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 18 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 11 (0.68%) Android
13 7 (0.43%) CentOS
13 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.37%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.18%) Debian
15 3 (0.18%) VMS
16 1 (0.061%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (13.77%) Business Analysis
3 181 (11.12%) Project Management
4 165 (10.14%) ITIL
5 157 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 153 (9.40%) Scrum
7 125 (7.68%) SDLC
8 117 (7.19%) CRM
9 107 (6.58%) TDD
10 97 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
11 96 (5.90%) E-Commerce
12 95 (5.84%) Investment Management
13 90 (5.53%) Web Development
14 89 (5.47%) Mentoring
15 84 (5.16%) OO
15 84 (5.16%) Service Delivery
16 82 (5.04%) Asset Management
16 82 (5.04%) MVC
17 79 (4.86%) PRINCE2
18 73 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 475 (29.19%) SQL
2 256 (15.73%) C#
3 223 (13.71%) Java
4 212 (13.03%) JavaScript
5 75 (4.61%) PowerShell
6 65 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 57 (3.50%) Python
8 43 (2.64%) PHP
9 41 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 32 (1.97%) Perl
11 30 (1.84%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.41%) C
12 23 (1.41%) C++
13 20 (1.23%) VBA
14 18 (1.11%) VB.NET
15 17 (1.04%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.04%) VBScript
16 16 (0.98%) ABAP
17 13 (0.80%) Scala
17 13 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 183 (11.25%) Degree
2 44 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (2.03%) CCNA
4 28 (1.72%) ISEB
4 28 (1.72%) PMI Certification
5 26 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.17%) CCNP
6 19 (1.17%) MCSE
6 19 (1.17%) Security Cleared
7 18 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 16 (0.98%) PhD
8 16 (0.98%) Postgraduate
9 12 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (0.61%) MCP
12 9 (0.55%) CFA
13 8 (0.49%) CISSP
13 8 (0.49%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.43%) MCITP
15 6 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.47%) QA
2 75 (4.61%) SLA
3 66 (4.06%) MiFID
4 27 (1.66%) EMIR
5 17 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.74%) PMO
7 10 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.43%) FATCA
8 7 (0.43%) GCP
9 5 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (0.25%) ISO20022
10 4 (0.25%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.12%) SEPA
13 1 (0.061%) GDPR
13 1 (0.061%) IFRS
13 1 (0.061%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 91 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.84%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.41%) vSphere
5 18 (1.11%) Docker
6 16 (0.98%) XenApp
7 12 (0.74%) ISA Server
8 10 (0.61%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 9 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (0.55%) Terminal Services
9 9 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.37%) NFS
10 6 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.31%) Firmware
12 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.18%) KVM
13 3 (0.18%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.18%) Xen
13 3 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (2.40%) SCCM
2 28 (1.72%) SCOM
3 19 (1.17%) Ansible
4 17 (1.04%) WSUS
5 14 (0.86%) Puppet
6 13 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 10 (0.61%) MOM
8 9 (0.55%) Nagios
9 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.37%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.37%) Control-M
10 6 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.31%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.12%) Grafana
13 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.12%) logstash
13 2 (0.12%) StatsD
Vendors
1 294 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 155 (9.53%) Oracle
3 128 (7.87%) VMware
4 73 (4.49%) SAP
5 60 (3.69%) Cisco
6 58 (3.56%) Citrix
7 51 (3.13%) Bloomberg
8 48 (2.95%) HP
9 42 (2.58%) IBM
10 30 (1.84%) Google
11 29 (1.78%) Sybase
12 26 (1.60%) Charles River
13 25 (1.54%) Actimize
13 25 (1.54%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.23%) Dell
14 20 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (1.17%) hybris
15 19 (1.17%) Pega
16 16 (0.98%) Lotus
16 16 (0.98%) Sun
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + plus large package and bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Digital Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £34K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Derbyshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £40,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + health + pension + 25 days
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £45,000 per annum 7.5% Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Lif
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Dungannon, County Tyrone
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago