Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 436 371 330
Rank change year-on-year -65 -41 -21
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 944 1,411 1,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.85% 1.02%
As % of the General category 1.70% 1.98% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 737 1,109 1,351
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% +3.64%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,650 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - -5.56%

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 55,434 71,348 79,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.59% 43.16% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41,552 54,559 58,266
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 -52 920 £60,000 +9.09% 184
London -9 576 £70,000 +3.70% 83
UK excluding London -118 354 £44,000 +3.53% 108
South East -1 158 £52,500 +16.67% 33
North of England -38 95 £36,500 +12.31% 25
North West +24 71 £37,500 +11.94% 11
South West -48 44 £34,375 -27.63% 17
Midlands +15 27 £40,000 - 18
East of England +9 20 £50,178 +4.54% 8
Yorkshire -61 20 £32,500 +1.77% 11
West Midlands +28 17 £40,000 +23.08% 14
East Midlands +4 8 £32,000 -32.63% 4
Scotland +5 5 £43,500 -8.42% 2
North East +25 4 £45,000 +68.22% 3
Wales -4 3 £27,250 -0.91% 6
Northern Ireland -5 2 £52,500 +61.54%

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 446 (47.25%) Finance
2 300 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (27.22%) SQL
4 166 (17.58%) Banking
5 165 (17.48%) Java
6 155 (16.42%) C#
7 152 (16.10%) ITIL
8 148 (15.68%) Microsoft
9 139 (14.72%) Degree
10 138 (14.62%) SQL Server
11 136 (14.41%) Windows
12 135 (14.30%) Front Office
13 134 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
14 128 (13.56%) .NET
15 107 (11.33%) Scrum
16 99 (10.49%) Fixed Income
16 99 (10.49%) Asset Management
16 99 (10.49%) Project Management
17 93 (9.85%) Linux
18 91 (9.64%) Web Services
19 89 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
19 89 (9.43%) Change Management
20 84 (8.90%) Business Analysis
21 83 (8.79%) Spring
22 78 (8.26%) JavaScript
23 77 (8.16%) Retail
24 76 (8.05%) Investment Management
25 72 (7.63%) Python
26 70 (7.42%) CRM
26 70 (7.42%) JIRA

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 41 (4.34%) SharePoint
1 41 (4.34%) Tomcat
2 31 (3.28%) Confluence
3 30 (3.18%) IIS
4 20 (2.12%) CMS
5 15 (1.59%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.06%) EPiServer
6 10 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.64%) SAS
9 5 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.42%) Documentum
10 4 (0.42%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.32%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (3.18%) thinkFolio
2 12 (1.27%) LongView
2 12 (1.27%) SAP BPC
3 11 (1.17%) Eagle PACE
4 10 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.95%) LatentZero
5 9 (0.95%) SimCorp Dimension
6 6 (0.64%) Bloomberg AIM
6 6 (0.64%) Eikon
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.21%) Endur
8 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.21%) RMDS
8 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.21%) Shopify
8 2 (0.21%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 66 (6.99%) Azure
2 59 (6.25%) AWS
3 37 (3.92%) Office 365
4 22 (2.33%) SaaS
5 18 (1.91%) GCP
6 17 (1.80%) PaaS
6 17 (1.80%) Power Platform
7 14 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
10 9 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.95%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.74%) IaaS
12 6 (0.64%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.53%) Serverless
14 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.21%) GitHub
16 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
16 1 (0.11%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.28%) DNS
2 24 (2.54%) LAN
3 22 (2.33%) Firewall
4 20 (2.12%) Network Security
4 20 (2.12%) WAN
5 16 (1.69%) Skype
5 16 (1.69%) VPN
6 15 (1.59%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.48%) Internet
8 13 (1.38%) DHCP
9 11 (1.17%) FIX Connectivity
10 10 (1.06%) Intranet
11 9 (0.95%) MPLS
12 8 (0.85%) BGP
12 8 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.85%) EIGRP
12 8 (0.85%) OSPF
12 8 (0.85%) Wireless
13 6 (0.64%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (0.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 24 (2.54%) MySQL
6 18 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (1.80%) Power BI
8 13 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.27%) Big Data
9 12 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (0.95%) Blockchain
12 9 (0.95%) DTS
12 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.74%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
14 5 (0.53%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 70 (7.42%) JIRA
2 63 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 49 (5.19%) Maven
4 48 (5.08%) Subversion
5 41 (4.34%) Cucumber
6 26 (2.75%) Git (software)
7 25 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (2.22%) Visual Studio
9 16 (1.69%) Selenium
10 14 (1.48%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.17%) NetBeans
12 10 (1.06%) GitLab
13 9 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.74%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.64%) SonarQube
15 6 (0.64%) WebDriver
16 5 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
16 5 (0.53%) SpecFlow
17 4 (0.42%) Jasmine
17 4 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 446 (47.25%) Finance
2 166 (17.58%) Banking
3 135 (14.30%) Front Office
4 77 (8.16%) Retail
5 61 (6.46%) Marketing
6 59 (6.25%) Legal
7 34 (3.60%) Investment Banking
8 27 (2.86%) Law
9 26 (2.75%) Financial Institution
10 25 (2.65%) Public Sector
11 15 (1.59%) Publishing
12 14 (1.48%) Local Government
13 12 (1.27%) Billing
14 11 (1.17%) Telecoms
15 10 (1.06%) Online Betting
16 9 (0.95%) Advertising
17 8 (0.85%) International Banking
18 7 (0.74%) French Language
19 6 (0.64%) German Language
20 5 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 279 (29.56%) Analyst
2 204 (21.61%) Developer
3 95 (10.06%) Support Analyst
4 91 (9.64%) Java Developer
5 83 (8.79%) Architect
6 78 (8.26%) Business Analyst
7 68 (7.20%) Applications Support
8 62 (6.57%) Senior Developer
9 61 (6.46%) C# Developer
10 49 (5.19%) Applications Support Analyst
11 47 (4.98%) Senior Java Developer
12 40 (4.24%) .NET Developer
13 35 (3.71%) Project Manager
14 34 (3.60%) IT Manager
15 33 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
16 32 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
17 31 (3.28%) Support Engineer
18 28 (2.97%) Banking Analyst
19 26 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
20 25 (2.65%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (13.56%) .NET
2 91 (9.64%) Web Services
3 83 (8.79%) Spring
4 52 (5.51%) HTML
5 50 (5.30%) Hibernate
5 50 (5.30%) XML
6 47 (4.98%) RESTful
7 44 (4.66%) AngularJS
8 43 (4.56%) JPA
9 40 (4.24%) CSS
10 38 (4.03%) Struts
10 38 (4.03%) Vaadin
11 33 (3.50%) React
12 29 (3.07%) ASP.NET
13 23 (2.44%) jQuery
14 22 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
15 17 (1.80%) .NET Framework
15 17 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 16 (1.69%) HTML5
16 16 (1.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.49%) Fixed Income
2 69 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.31%) Management Information System
3 65 (6.89%) Equities
4 50 (5.30%) Derivative
5 43 (4.56%) Data Centre
6 41 (4.34%) Mobile App
7 40 (4.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 38 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (3.07%) Hedge funds
10 28 (2.97%) SWIFT
11 24 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.69%) User Experience
13 14 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (1.38%) Reinsurance
15 12 (1.27%) Driving Licence
15 12 (1.27%) Virtual Team
16 11 (1.17%) Client/Server
16 11 (1.17%) Public Cloud
17 10 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 136 (14.41%) Windows
2 93 (9.85%) Linux
3 62 (6.57%) Windows Server
4 57 (6.04%) Unix
5 28 (2.97%) Windows 10
6 23 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.91%) Android
9 9 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.74%) Solaris
10 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.64%) CentOS
12 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (16.10%) ITIL
3 134 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (11.33%) Scrum
5 99 (10.49%) Asset Management
5 99 (10.49%) Project Management
6 89 (9.43%) Change Management
6 89 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 84 (8.90%) Business Analysis
8 76 (8.05%) Investment Management
9 70 (7.42%) CRM
10 69 (7.31%) DevOps
11 66 (6.99%) Mentoring
12 62 (6.57%) TDD
13 61 (6.46%) SDLC
14 60 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
15 57 (6.04%) Portfolio Management
16 56 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (5.83%) E-Commerce
18 53 (5.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 257 (27.22%) SQL
2 165 (17.48%) Java
3 155 (16.42%) C#
4 78 (8.26%) JavaScript
5 72 (7.63%) Python
6 66 (6.99%) VBA
7 45 (4.77%) T-SQL
8 36 (3.81%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.44%) VB.NET
10 19 (2.01%) PHP
11 11 (1.17%) C++
12 10 (1.06%) C
13 9 (0.95%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.85%) Perl
15 7 (0.74%) Delphi
15 7 (0.74%) ES6
16 6 (0.64%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.53%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.53%) Java 8
17 5 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 139 (14.72%) Degree
2 48 (5.08%) CIMA
3 40 (4.24%) CFA
4 24 (2.54%) Security Cleared
5 17 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 15 (1.59%) PMP
8 14 (1.48%) ACCA
9 12 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (1.17%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
11 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.95%) ISEB
13 8 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.74%) CCNA
14 7 (0.74%) CCNP
14 7 (0.74%) CISSP
14 7 (0.74%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.45%) QA
2 28 (2.97%) PMO
3 24 (2.54%) SLA
4 16 (1.69%) GDPR
5 15 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (1.27%) MiFID
7 9 (0.95%) EMIR
7 9 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.85%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.64%) IFRS
10 6 (0.64%) IFRS 9
10 6 (0.64%) ISAE 3402
10 6 (0.64%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.64%) ISO 31000
10 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.64%) NIST
10 6 (0.64%) PSD2
11 3 (0.32%) GAAP
System Software
1 65 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.24%) Docker
3 34 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.80%) vSphere
5 15 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 14 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.06%) XenApp
8 7 (0.74%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.64%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.32%) Firmware
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (2.75%) Ansible
2 21 (2.22%) SCCM
3 19 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.01%) Puppet
3 19 (2.01%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 13 (1.38%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.17%) vRealize
6 10 (1.06%) Terraform
7 7 (0.74%) Control-M
8 6 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (0.64%) IBM Guardium
8 6 (0.64%) Nessus
8 6 (0.64%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 5 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.42%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.32%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 148 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.10%) Oracle
3 46 (4.87%) VMware
4 44 (4.66%) Bloomberg
5 42 (4.45%) SAP
6 37 (3.92%) Citrix
7 34 (3.60%) Casewise
8 31 (3.28%) Cisco
8 31 (3.28%) IBM
9 30 (3.18%) Google
10 27 (2.86%) HP
11 23 (2.44%) Reuters
12 22 (2.33%) SimCorp
13 16 (1.69%) Charles River
14 12 (1.27%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.17%) Cognos
16 10 (1.06%) ATG
16 10 (1.06%) Dell
16 10 (1.06%) hybris
16 10 (1.06%) Sitecore