Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 396 377 401
Rank change year-on-year -19 +24 +1
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 578 890 1,122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.78% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.75% 1.95% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 470 718 787
10th Percentile £33,175 £31,250 £31,875
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £78,750 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £130,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +2.50%

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 32,952 45,678 60,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.68% 40.13% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23,829 35,102 45,893
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,820 £57,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 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 -58 497 £67,500 +12.50% 102
London -13 328 £75,000 +7.14% 55
UK excluding London +1 199 £42,500 -5.56% 52
Work from Home -60 137 £75,000 -37.50% 17
North of England +29 58 £40,000 -9.85% 14
Midlands +24 46 £37,500 -6.25% 16
North West +31 38 £40,000 -20.00% 3
South East -10 37 £47,000 -10.90% 9
East Midlands +16 25 £25,000 -44.44% 4
West Midlands +12 21 £75,000 +100.00% 12
Yorkshire +6 17 £50,500 +1.00% 9
Scotland +20 16 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West +17 16 £42,500 +0.60% 6
Wales - 16 £40,000 - 1
East of England +35 10 £48,750 +30.00% 2
North East +4 3 £30,000 -7.69% 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 241 (41.70%) SQL
2 236 (40.83%) Finance
3 146 (25.26%) Linux
4 143 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
5 128 (22.15%) Windows
5 128 (22.15%) .NET
6 113 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
7 109 (18.86%) Microsoft
8 100 (17.30%) Python
9 95 (16.44%) SQL Server
10 90 (15.57%) C#
11 89 (15.40%) Java
12 85 (14.71%) JavaScript
13 82 (14.19%) CSS
14 74 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
15 73 (12.63%) Unix
15 73 (12.63%) Data Warehouse
16 71 (12.28%) Banking
16 71 (12.28%) DevOps
17 70 (12.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 69 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 69 (11.94%) Microservices
19 61 (10.55%) React
20 59 (10.21%) ERP
21 58 (10.03%) Front Office
21 58 (10.03%) .NET Framework
21 58 (10.03%) Degree
22 52 (9.00%) Red Hat
23 51 (8.82%) HTML
23 51 (8.82%) Spring

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 43 (7.44%) Tomcat
2 23 (3.98%) Apache
3 22 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.25%) Apache TomEE
5 12 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.38%) IIS
7 7 (1.21%) CMS
7 7 (1.21%) Confluence
7 7 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.21%) JBoss
8 5 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.87%) Tornado
9 4 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.69%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.69%) Moodle
9 4 (0.69%) Totara
10 2 (0.35%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.35%) nginx
10 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.35%) GIMP
5 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.17%) InVision
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 29 (5.02%) Oracle ERP
2 13 (2.25%) Markit EDM
3 10 (1.73%) Eagle PACE
3 10 (1.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (1.04%) NetSuite
4 6 (1.04%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.69%) Bond Adapt
6 4 (0.69%) PolarLake
7 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.35%) Magento
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.35%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.17%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.82%) Azure
2 48 (8.30%) SaaS
3 29 (5.02%) PaaS
4 28 (4.84%) AWS
5 27 (4.67%) Microsoft 365
6 22 (3.81%) IaaS
7 19 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (2.42%) GitHub
9 12 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (2.08%) Power Platform
10 10 (1.73%) GCP
11 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.35%) Kong
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.17%) DigitalOcean
13 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.67%) SSH
2 22 (3.81%) Network Security
3 19 (3.29%) DNS
3 19 (3.29%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.77%) Firewall
4 16 (2.77%) FIX Connectivity
5 14 (2.42%) AMQP
6 13 (2.25%) VoIP
7 11 (1.90%) DHCP
7 11 (1.90%) HTTP
7 11 (1.90%) VLAN
8 9 (1.56%) Internet
8 9 (1.56%) WAN
9 8 (1.38%) LAN
9 8 (1.38%) Wireless
10 7 (1.21%) BIG-IP
10 7 (1.21%) FTP
11 5 (0.87%) BGP
11 5 (0.87%) OSPF
11 5 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 73 (12.63%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (12.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 69 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (5.19%) Redis
6 21 (3.63%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.94%) MySQL
8 16 (2.77%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.42%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (1.73%) Power BI
12 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.87%) Big Data
14 5 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.87%) Tableau
15 4 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (7.09%) JIRA
2 39 (6.75%) Jenkins
3 31 (5.36%) Maven
4 30 (5.19%) Subversion
5 28 (4.84%) Cucumber
6 26 (4.50%) Git (software)
7 19 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (3.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (1.21%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.04%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.87%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.52%) PHPUnit
13 2 (0.35%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.35%) GitLab
13 2 (0.35%) Mockito
13 2 (0.35%) NUnit
13 2 (0.35%) Postman
13 2 (0.35%) Selenium
13 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 236 (40.83%) Finance
2 71 (12.28%) Banking
3 58 (10.03%) Front Office
4 31 (5.36%) Marketing
5 23 (3.98%) Games
5 23 (3.98%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.81%) Retail
7 19 (3.29%) Legal
8 16 (2.77%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.73%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.21%) Online Betting
11 5 (0.87%) Local Government
12 4 (0.69%) French Language
12 4 (0.69%) Law
12 4 (0.69%) Public Sector
12 4 (0.69%) Publishing
13 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
14 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 177 (30.62%) Developer
2 138 (23.88%) Analyst
3 83 (14.36%) Applications Support
4 81 (14.01%) Support Analyst
5 61 (10.55%) Architect
6 53 (9.17%) Software Developer
7 51 (8.82%) Java Developer
8 44 (7.61%) Applications Support Analyst
9 43 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
10 41 (7.09%) Business Analyst
11 40 (6.92%) Lead Developer
12 37 (6.40%) Lead Java Developer
13 24 (4.15%) Business Manager
13 24 (4.15%) Project Manager
14 22 (3.81%) .NET Developer
15 18 (3.11%) Senior Developer
15 18 (3.11%) Support Supervisor
16 16 (2.77%) Consultant
16 16 (2.77%) SQL Analyst
17 15 (2.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (22.15%) .NET
2 82 (14.19%) CSS
3 61 (10.55%) React
4 58 (10.03%) .NET Framework
5 51 (8.82%) HTML
5 51 (8.82%) Spring
6 49 (8.48%) Web Services
7 41 (7.09%) FIX Protocol
8 40 (6.92%) jQuery
9 38 (6.57%) REST
10 35 (6.06%) Entity Framework
11 33 (5.71%) .NET Core
11 33 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 33 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
12 32 (5.54%) Hibernate
13 31 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (4.84%) JPA
14 28 (4.84%) Struts
14 28 (4.84%) Vaadin
15 25 (4.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 113 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.40%) SWIFT
3 33 (5.71%) Equities
4 29 (5.02%) Derivative
5 27 (4.67%) N-Tier
6 23 (3.98%) Fixed Income
6 23 (3.98%) Hedge funds
7 22 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (3.46%) Reference Data
9 17 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (2.77%) User Experience
11 12 (2.08%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.90%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.73%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.38%) Data Centre
15 7 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.21%) Management Information System
15 7 (1.21%) Replication
16 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
16 6 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 146 (25.26%) Linux
2 128 (22.15%) Windows
3 73 (12.63%) Unix
4 47 (8.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.63%) Windows 10
6 14 (2.42%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.69%) CentOS
8 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
3 71 (12.28%) DevOps
4 69 (11.94%) Microservices
5 59 (10.21%) ERP
6 51 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 50 (8.65%) Scrum
8 49 (8.48%) MVC
9 44 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (7.61%) SOA
10 43 (7.44%) Test Automation
11 42 (7.27%) Analytics
12 41 (7.09%) Software Engineering
13 40 (6.92%) TDD
14 37 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (5.54%) BDD
15 32 (5.54%) Project Management
15 32 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (5.36%) Asset Management
17 30 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 241 (41.70%) SQL
2 100 (17.30%) Python
3 90 (15.57%) C#
4 89 (15.40%) Java
5 85 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 45 (7.79%) T-SQL
7 36 (6.23%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.98%) PowerShell
9 19 (3.29%) Perl
9 19 (3.29%) PHP
10 14 (2.42%) Korn
11 10 (1.73%) C++
11 10 (1.73%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.38%) R
13 7 (1.21%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.21%) C
14 6 (1.04%) VBScript
15 5 (0.87%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.87%) VBA
16 4 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 58 (10.03%) Degree
2 29 (5.02%) Oracle Certification
3 15 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.21%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.87%) PMP
9 4 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.35%) CCNA
11 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.35%) ISEB
11 2 (0.35%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.17%) CCIE
12 1 (0.17%) CCNP
12 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.19%) QA
2 24 (4.15%) SLA
3 12 (2.08%) EMIR
3 12 (2.08%) MiFID
4 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.52%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 31 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.02%) Docker
3 14 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.35%) HDFS
8 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.35%) XenApp
9 1 (0.17%) Ceph
9 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (4.50%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.11%) Terraform
3 13 (2.25%) Ansible
4 10 (1.73%) MIIS
4 10 (1.73%) SCCM
5 9 (1.56%) WSUS
6 4 (0.69%) Kibana
6 4 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.52%) Puppet
8 2 (0.35%) Control-M
8 2 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.35%) MOM
8 2 (0.35%) Oozie
8 2 (0.35%) Packer
8 2 (0.35%) SCOM
9 1 (0.17%) Galera Cluster
9 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 109 (18.86%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.00%) Red Hat
3 47 (8.13%) Oracle
4 39 (6.75%) Bloomberg
5 19 (3.29%) VMware
6 17 (2.94%) Fidessa
7 14 (2.42%) SolarWinds
8 13 (2.25%) HP
8 13 (2.25%) SmartStream
9 11 (1.90%) Dell
9 11 (1.90%) Draytek
9 11 (1.90%) SonicWALL
10 9 (1.56%) F5
11 8 (1.38%) Cisco
11 8 (1.38%) Murex
12 7 (1.21%) Calypso
12 7 (1.21%) Intel
12 7 (1.21%) Nintex
12 7 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.21%) Solace