Period
to 15 August 2020

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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 429 379
Rank change year-on-year +137 -50 -35
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 667 987 1,427
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 0.70% 0.84%
As % of the General category 2.73% 1.75% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 515 765 1,141
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% -8.70%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -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 24,412 56,328 73,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.31% 39.71% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18,703 42,392 56,019
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

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 15 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 15 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 15 August 2020. 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 +141 660 £70,000 +12.00% 74
London +95 443 £82,500 +13.79% 34
UK excluding London +156 217 £42,500 - 43
Midlands +159 86 £35,846 -10.39% 6
North of England +138 60 £50,000 +26.58% 13
East Midlands +116 51 £47,500 +31.03% 6
South East +98 50 £45,000 -10.00% 7
West Midlands +108 42 £35,000 -17.65%
North West +105 39 £52,500 +28.05% 10
South West +88 23 £35,900 +6.37% 12
Yorkshire +123 15 £47,500 +46.15% 2
East of England +111 14 £70,000 +39.50% 2
Work from Home +55 8 £41,500 -27.83% 15
North East +19 6 £32,750 -12.67% 1
Scotland +88 5 £45,000 +3.45% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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.

1 315 (47.23%) Finance
2 269 (40.33%) SQL
3 200 (29.99%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (26.84%) AWS
5 176 (26.39%) Python
6 165 (24.74%) Asset Management
7 148 (22.19%) Web Services
8 143 (21.44%) Hedge funds
9 140 (20.99%) Banking
10 139 (20.84%) SQL Server
11 130 (19.49%) Java
12 113 (16.94%) DevOps
13 110 (16.49%) Front Office
14 108 (16.19%) Azure
14 108 (16.19%) Investment Management
15 101 (15.14%) Microservices
16 100 (14.99%) Fixed Income
17 96 (14.39%) Data Warehouse
17 96 (14.39%) Mentoring
18 88 (13.19%) Security Cleared
18 88 (13.19%) Microsoft
19 86 (12.89%) C#
20 85 (12.74%) Equities
20 85 (12.74%) Kubernetes
21 83 (12.44%) Bloomberg
22 79 (11.84%) SC Cleared
23 78 (11.69%) DV Cleared
24 77 (11.54%) Amazon ECS
25 75 (11.24%) Markit EDM
26 74 (11.09%) AWS Lambda

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 64 (9.60%) Apache
2 16 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.35%) IIS
4 8 (1.20%) Confluence
5 7 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.75%) CMS
6 5 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.60%) JBoss
7 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.45%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Synapse
9 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 23 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 23 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) Sketch
5 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 75 (11.24%) Markit EDM
2 72 (10.79%) Eagle PACE
3 57 (8.55%) PolarLake
4 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.90%) IntelliMatch
4 6 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.75%) Endur
5 5 (0.75%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.60%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.30%) Bloomberg AIM
8 2 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 179 (26.84%) AWS
2 108 (16.19%) Azure
3 77 (11.54%) Amazon ECS
4 74 (11.09%) AWS Lambda
4 74 (11.09%) Serverless
5 67 (10.04%) GCP
6 38 (5.70%) Apigee
7 28 (4.20%) Office 365
8 16 (2.40%) Power Platform
8 16 (2.40%) SaaS
9 13 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.20%) PaaS
11 7 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.05%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.75%) GitHub
12 5 (0.75%) IaaS
13 4 (0.60%) npm
13 4 (0.60%) NuGet
14 3 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.55%) Intranet
1 17 (2.55%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.65%) DHCP
2 11 (1.65%) Firewall
2 11 (1.65%) Skype
3 10 (1.50%) DNS
4 9 (1.35%) Internet
5 8 (1.20%) FIX Connectivity
5 8 (1.20%) LAN
6 7 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.90%) WAN
8 5 (0.75%) Network Security
9 4 (0.60%) CHAP
9 4 (0.60%) NGN
9 4 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.60%) SAN
9 4 (0.60%) SSH
10 2 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.30%) DSL
10 2 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (20.84%) SQL Server
2 96 (14.39%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (9.90%) MySQL
4 61 (9.15%) Amazon Redshift
5 60 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.40%) Power BI
9 14 (2.10%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.05%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.90%) SSDT
15 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.75%) OLTP
15 5 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (7.35%) Jenkins
2 40 (6.00%) GitLab
3 38 (5.70%) Artifactory
4 37 (5.55%) JIRA
5 26 (3.90%) Git (software)
6 15 (2.25%) Maven
7 14 (2.10%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.05%) Selenium
10 5 (0.75%) Subversion
11 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.60%) JUnit
11 4 (0.60%) Protractor
11 4 (0.60%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.45%) Ant
12 3 (0.45%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.30%) Moq
13 2 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 315 (47.23%) Finance
2 140 (20.99%) Banking
3 110 (16.49%) Front Office
4 48 (7.20%) Legal
5 46 (6.90%) Law
6 23 (3.45%) Retail
7 17 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.40%) Police
9 14 (2.10%) Investment Banking
9 14 (2.10%) Marketing
10 8 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.05%) Local Government
12 6 (0.90%) Games
13 5 (0.75%) Advertising
14 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.45%) Public Sector
15 3 (0.45%) Publishing
16 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.30%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 186 (27.89%) Analyst
2 113 (16.94%) Developer
3 104 (15.59%) Business Analyst
4 76 (11.39%) Financial Analyst
5 73 (10.94%) Architect
6 60 (9.00%) Finance Business Analyst
7 46 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
8 45 (6.75%) Data Architect
9 39 (5.85%) Finance Manager
9 39 (5.85%) Java Architect
9 39 (5.85%) Java Solutions Architect
9 39 (5.85%) Reference Data Analyst
10 38 (5.70%) AWS Architect
10 38 (5.70%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 38 (5.70%) Cloud Architect
10 38 (5.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 36 (5.40%) Java Developer
12 32 (4.80%) Data Business Analyst
13 30 (4.50%) Data Manager
14 29 (4.35%) Reference Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (22.19%) Web Services
2 60 (9.00%) gRPC
3 58 (8.70%) .NET
4 43 (6.45%) HTML
5 38 (5.70%) CSS
5 38 (5.70%) OAuth
5 38 (5.70%) Swagger
6 24 (3.60%) Spring
7 23 (3.45%) Middleware
7 23 (3.45%) Node.js
8 20 (3.00%) ASP.NET
9 18 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
9 18 (2.70%) HTML5
10 16 (2.40%) React
10 16 (2.40%) REST
10 16 (2.40%) XML
11 15 (2.25%) AngularJS
11 15 (2.25%) Pandas
12 14 (2.10%) .NET Core
13 13 (1.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 143 (21.44%) Hedge funds
2 100 (14.99%) Fixed Income
3 85 (12.74%) Equities
4 73 (10.94%) Reference Data
5 72 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (6.00%) Derivative
7 35 (5.25%) Management Information System
8 27 (4.05%) Mobile App
9 25 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (3.75%) SWIFT
10 24 (3.60%) User Experience
11 19 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (2.10%) Cybercrime
12 14 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.80%) Virtual Team
14 11 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (1.50%) Data Centre
16 9 (1.35%) Client/Server
17 7 (1.05%) Freedom of Information Act
17 7 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (9.75%) Linux
2 58 (8.70%) Windows
3 41 (6.15%) Unix
4 26 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.65%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.35%) CentOS
7 8 (1.20%) Android
7 8 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.30%) HPUX
12 1 (0.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (29.99%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (24.74%) Asset Management
3 113 (16.94%) DevOps
4 108 (16.19%) Investment Management
5 101 (15.14%) Microservices
6 96 (14.39%) Mentoring
7 68 (10.19%) Wealth Management
8 66 (9.90%) Data Management
9 64 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (8.70%) ITIL
11 56 (8.40%) Enterprise Data Management
11 56 (8.40%) Software Engineering
12 47 (7.05%) Information Security
13 43 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
14 41 (6.15%) Project Management
14 41 (6.15%) Scrum
15 40 (6.00%) Technology Roadmap
16 35 (5.25%) Information Management
17 34 (5.10%) Strategic Roadmap
18 32 (4.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 269 (40.33%) SQL
2 176 (26.39%) Python
3 130 (19.49%) Java
4 86 (12.89%) C#
5 56 (8.40%) R
6 30 (4.50%) JavaScript
7 29 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 23 (3.45%) PHP
9 21 (3.15%) VBA
10 20 (3.00%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.95%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.80%) C
12 12 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.50%) C++
14 7 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.90%) Perl
16 4 (0.60%) Java 8
16 4 (0.60%) Ruby
17 3 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 79 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 78 (11.69%) DV Cleared
4 73 (10.94%) Degree
5 38 (5.70%) Sun Certification
6 28 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (2.55%) CCNA
7 17 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (1.05%) CISA
9 7 (1.05%) CISM
9 7 (1.05%) CISSP
9 7 (1.05%) CLAS
9 7 (1.05%) GIAC
9 7 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.75%) CFA
11 5 (0.75%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.50%) QA
2 20 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.80%) MiFID
4 9 (1.35%) EMIR
5 8 (1.20%) PMO
6 6 (0.90%) SEPA
7 5 (0.75%) SLA
8 4 (0.60%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.45%) GDPR
9 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.15%) PSD2
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (8.40%) Docker
2 39 (5.85%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.90%) vSphere
6 4 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.45%) XenApp
8 2 (0.30%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 85 (12.74%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.05%) SCCM
2 7 (1.05%) Terraform
3 5 (0.75%) Ansible
3 5 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.60%) Puppet
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.45%) SCOM
5 3 (0.45%) WSUS
6 2 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Grafana
7 1 (0.15%) MIIS
7 1 (0.15%) Packer
7 1 (0.15%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 88 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 83 (12.44%) Bloomberg
3 64 (9.60%) Oracle
4 61 (9.15%) Google
5 29 (4.35%) Cisco
6 24 (3.60%) SAP
7 17 (2.55%) Reuters
8 16 (2.40%) FactSet
8 16 (2.40%) VMware
9 10 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.50%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.35%) Citrix
11 8 (1.20%) Sybase
12 7 (1.05%) hybris
13 6 (0.90%) Charles River
13 6 (0.90%) IBM
13 6 (0.90%) WorldPay
14 5 (0.75%) Capita
14 5 (0.75%) SmartStream
15 4 (0.60%) Symantec