Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 333 315
Rank change year-on-year -35 -18 -65
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,419 1,748 2,029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.99% 1.03%
As % of the General category 2.03% 2.29% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,123 1,318 1,744
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £26,800 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -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 69,948 76,423 86,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.39% 43.36% 43.76%
Number of salaries quoted 53,768 56,642 70,572
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%

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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 17 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 21 August 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 -40 1,365 £55,000 -4.35% 177
London -51 746 £67,500 +3.85% 90
UK excluding London -8 651 £40,000 -5.88% 97
South East -56 206 £42,500 -2.30% 19
North of England +79 165 £32,500 -22.62% 21
East of England +22 86 £47,500 +18.75% 11
South West +37 84 £47,500 -7.32% 20
North West +22 82 £35,500 -16.47% 7
Yorkshire +74 75 £30,953 -17.46% 13
Midlands -14 71 £40,000 - 16
West Midlands +19 38 £32,500 -18.75% 10
East Midlands -9 33 £45,500 +16.67% 6
Scotland -6 20 £47,500 - 4
Wales +23 17 £26,500 -24.29% 3
North East -12 8 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Northern Ireland 0 1 £32,500 -38.10% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 720 (50.74%) Finance
2 471 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 401 (28.26%) SQL
4 315 (22.20%) Banking
5 290 (20.44%) Microsoft
6 263 (18.53%) .NET
7 243 (17.12%) C#
8 241 (16.98%) Windows
9 228 (16.07%) Java
10 216 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
11 200 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
12 197 (13.88%) SQL Server
13 180 (12.68%) Project Management
14 170 (11.98%) Degree
15 162 (11.42%) Retail
16 159 (11.21%) ITIL
17 157 (11.06%) Front Office
18 146 (10.29%) JavaScript
18 146 (10.29%) Business Analysis
19 133 (9.37%) Oracle
20 128 (9.02%) Scrum
21 123 (8.67%) Change Management
21 123 (8.67%) Linux
22 115 (8.10%) HTML
23 112 (7.89%) MVC
24 110 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
25 109 (7.68%) Active Directory
25 109 (7.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 104 (7.33%) Legal
27 103 (7.26%) Asset Management

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 45 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 43 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 26 (1.83%) CMS
5 22 (1.55%) Skype for Business
6 21 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (1.34%) IIS
8 18 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.78%) Confluence
12 11 (0.78%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.70%) CloudStack
14 8 (0.56%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.42%) Apache
15 6 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.35%) Anypoint
16 5 (0.35%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.35%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 110 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.070%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 25 (1.76%) Oracle Financials
1 25 (1.76%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.70%) SimCorp Dimension
5 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.35%) Primavera
5 5 (0.35%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.35%) SAP PS
6 4 (0.28%) Endur
6 4 (0.28%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (0.28%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.28%) TIBCO iProcess
6 4 (0.28%) Workfront
7 3 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.21%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.21%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 76 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (4.72%) Office 365
4 25 (1.76%) SaaS
5 20 (1.41%) PaaS
6 9 (0.63%) IaaS
7 8 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.42%) Sage Pay
10 5 (0.35%) Trello
11 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.14%) NuGet
13 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.070%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.75%) DNS
2 37 (2.61%) DHCP
3 35 (2.47%) WAN
4 33 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 32 (2.26%) Firewall
5 32 (2.26%) LAN
6 30 (2.11%) Internet
7 24 (1.69%) SAN
8 21 (1.48%) Skype
9 19 (1.34%) VPN
10 14 (0.99%) MPLS
11 11 (0.78%) Ethernet
12 10 (0.70%) CTI
13 9 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (0.63%) VLAN
14 8 (0.56%) Cisco PIX
14 8 (0.56%) Intranet
14 8 (0.56%) SMS
14 8 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 49 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (2.96%) MySQL
6 32 (2.26%) NoSQL
7 30 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (1.62%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
11 19 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
11 19 (1.34%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.92%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (0.70%) DB2
16 10 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 90 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 56 (3.95%) Selenium
3 47 (3.31%) JIRA
4 37 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 37 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (2.26%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.04%) Maven
6 29 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 24 (1.69%) Subversion
8 23 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (1.27%) Cucumber
10 17 (1.20%) Eclipse
11 16 (1.13%) NetBeans
11 16 (1.13%) SoapUI
11 16 (1.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 11 (0.78%) Hudson
13 9 (0.63%) MSBuild
14 8 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (0.49%) JUnit
General
1 720 (50.74%) Finance
2 315 (22.20%) Banking
3 162 (11.42%) Retail
4 157 (11.06%) Front Office
5 104 (7.33%) Legal
6 83 (5.85%) Marketing
7 67 (4.72%) Investment Banking
8 55 (3.88%) Law
9 47 (3.31%) Financial Institution
10 38 (2.68%) Telecoms
11 37 (2.61%) Corporate Banking
12 31 (2.18%) Billing
13 25 (1.76%) General Ledger
14 24 (1.69%) Advertising
15 16 (1.13%) Games
16 15 (1.06%) Publishing
17 11 (0.78%) Private Banking
18 9 (0.63%) Local Government
19 8 (0.56%) Manufacturing
20 6 (0.42%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 438 (30.87%) Analyst
2 345 (24.31%) Developer
3 165 (11.63%) Business Analyst
4 114 (8.03%) Banking Analyst
5 105 (7.40%) Support Analyst
6 92 (6.48%) Applications Support
7 87 (6.13%) Senior Analyst
8 86 (6.06%) C# Developer
9 82 (5.78%) Java Developer
10 78 (5.50%) Project Manager
11 71 (5.00%) Architect
12 70 (4.93%) Applications Support Analyst
13 69 (4.86%) .NET Developer
14 65 (4.58%) Service Analyst
15 56 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
15 56 (3.95%) Software Developer
16 54 (3.81%) PHP Developer
17 51 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
18 46 (3.24%) Junior
18 46 (3.24%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (18.53%) .NET
2 115 (8.10%) HTML
3 93 (6.55%) CSS
4 90 (6.34%) ASP.NET
5 67 (4.72%) Web Services
6 64 (4.51%) AngularJS
7 58 (4.09%) XML
8 54 (3.81%) Spring
9 51 (3.59%) .NET Framework
10 48 (3.38%) J2EE
11 46 (3.24%) JSON
12 45 (3.17%) WPF
13 41 (2.89%) RESTful
14 39 (2.75%) LAMP
15 38 (2.68%) jQuery
16 35 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (2.40%) HTML5
18 33 (2.33%) React
19 32 (2.26%) WinForms
20 31 (2.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 200 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (7.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 96 (6.77%) Equities
4 77 (5.43%) Derivative
4 77 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 73 (5.14%) Fixed Income
6 70 (4.93%) Mobile App
7 67 (4.72%) Fintech
8 66 (4.65%) Computer Science
9 61 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
10 56 (3.95%) Hedge funds
11 54 (3.81%) Virtual Team
12 43 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
13 39 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
14 37 (2.61%) SWIFT
15 36 (2.54%) Data Centre
16 34 (2.40%) User Experience
17 22 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
18 19 (1.34%) Market Risk
19 18 (1.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 241 (16.98%) Windows
2 123 (8.67%) Linux
3 81 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 78 (5.50%) Unix
5 71 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 50 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (2.47%) Windows 10
8 26 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.13%) Solaris
10 14 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.92%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.78%) Android
14 5 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.28%) BlackBerry OS
16 2 (0.14%) CentOS
16 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
3 180 (12.68%) Project Management
4 159 (11.21%) ITIL
5 146 (10.29%) Business Analysis
6 128 (9.02%) Scrum
7 123 (8.67%) Change Management
8 112 (7.89%) MVC
9 103 (7.26%) Asset Management
10 101 (7.12%) TDD
11 97 (6.84%) SDLC
12 96 (6.77%) Microservices
12 96 (6.77%) Software Engineering
13 93 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
14 92 (6.48%) DevOps
15 89 (6.27%) Waterfall
16 81 (5.71%) SOA
17 79 (5.57%) CRM
17 79 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 79 (5.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 401 (28.26%) SQL
2 243 (17.12%) C#
3 228 (16.07%) Java
4 146 (10.29%) JavaScript
5 86 (6.06%) Python
6 84 (5.92%) PHP
7 52 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 46 (3.24%) VBA
9 44 (3.10%) T-SQL
10 41 (2.89%) Shell Script
11 36 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 33 (2.33%) C
13 32 (2.26%) C++
14 31 (2.18%) Erlang
15 25 (1.76%) Scala
16 21 (1.48%) VB.NET
17 20 (1.41%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.41%) Perl
18 19 (1.34%) Ruby
19 17 (1.20%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 170 (11.98%) Degree
2 25 (1.76%) CIMA
2 25 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
5 21 (1.48%) PMI Certification
6 18 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.20%) Security Cleared
8 15 (1.06%) CCNA
9 14 (0.99%) MCSE
9 14 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (0.92%) CFA
10 13 (0.92%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.92%) PMP
11 11 (0.78%) AAT
11 11 (0.78%) ISEB
12 9 (0.63%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.56%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.91%) SLA
2 57 (4.02%) MiFID
3 54 (3.81%) QA
4 31 (2.18%) GDPR
5 20 (1.41%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.34%) PMO
7 17 (1.20%) PSD2
8 14 (0.99%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.85%) EMIR
10 8 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.56%) SEPA
11 5 (0.35%) FATCA
12 4 (0.28%) AIFMD
12 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.28%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.21%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.21%) TARGET2
14 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.14%) HL7
15 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 109 (7.68%) Active Directory
2 56 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.17%) Docker
4 32 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.26%) XenApp
5 22 (1.55%) vSphere
6 18 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (0.78%) Xen
9 10 (0.70%) XenServer
10 9 (0.63%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.21%) iptables
15 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (2.68%) SCCM
2 20 (1.41%) Puppet
3 19 (1.34%) Ansible
3 19 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.20%) Prometheus
5 16 (1.13%) Control-M
6 14 (0.99%) WSUS
7 11 (0.78%) SCOM
8 9 (0.63%) Kubernetes
9 8 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (0.56%) MOM
9 8 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.35%) Marathon
10 5 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (0.35%) Terraform
11 4 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.28%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.28%) vRealize
12 3 (0.21%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 290 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 133 (9.37%) Oracle
3 77 (5.43%) Citrix
4 68 (4.79%) VMware
5 57 (4.02%) Cisco
6 47 (3.31%) IBM
7 39 (2.75%) Capita
8 35 (2.47%) SAP
9 33 (2.33%) Sybase
10 27 (1.90%) Verint
11 21 (1.48%) Google
11 21 (1.48%) McAfee
11 21 (1.48%) Murex
12 20 (1.41%) HP
12 20 (1.41%) Zend
13 19 (1.34%) Sony
14 15 (1.06%) iManage
15 14 (0.99%) Veeam
16 13 (0.92%) Dell
16 13 (0.92%) Symantec