Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 439 388 330
Rank change year-on-year -51 -58 0
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,000 1,375 1,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.80% 0.97%
As % of the General category 1.83% 1.94% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 703 1,083 1,357
UK median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% -8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,875 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 54,582 70,935 72,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.06% 41.27% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 40,955 55,092 56,594
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,250 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -1.16%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -36 964 £65,000 +23.81% 51
London +5 618 £70,000 - 30
UK excluding London -108 362 £42,500 +6.25% 24
South East -24 147 £51,500 +28.75% 7
North of England -11 89 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Midlands -5 58 £40,000 -11.11% 4
North West +3 53 £43,250 +8.13% 2
West Midlands +15 45 £40,000 +14.29% 1
South West -2 42 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Yorkshire -33 27 £32,500 +17.12% 1
North East +23 13 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Scotland 0 11 £28,750 -40.10% 1
East Midlands -3 11 £37,500 -21.05% 3
East of England +44 10 £38,500 -14.44% 2
Wales +8 3 £46,500 +75.47% 2
Northern Ireland -27 2 £52,500 +61.54%

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 465 (46.50%) Finance
2 306 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (29.30%) SQL
4 227 (22.70%) Banking
5 196 (19.60%) Microsoft
6 183 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
7 171 (17.10%) ITIL
7 171 (17.10%) Degree
8 170 (17.00%) Windows
9 168 (16.80%) SQL Server
10 166 (16.60%) Java
11 163 (16.30%) .NET
12 157 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
13 154 (15.40%) Front Office
14 152 (15.20%) C#
15 121 (12.10%) Linux
16 105 (10.50%) JavaScript
17 104 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 100 (10.00%) Project Management
19 92 (9.20%) Scrum
19 92 (9.20%) Business Analysis
20 91 (9.10%) Derivative
21 89 (8.90%) Oracle
22 84 (8.40%) Web Services
22 84 (8.40%) Management Information System
23 83 (8.30%) Fixed Income
24 81 (8.10%) SDLC
25 80 (8.00%) Change Management
25 80 (8.00%) Equities
26 77 (7.70%) Microsoft Azure

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 48 (4.80%) CMS
2 41 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.40%) IIS
4 30 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 26 (2.60%) Confluence
6 21 (2.10%) Sitecore CMS
7 20 (2.00%) EPiServer
7 20 (2.00%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.20%) SAS
10 11 (1.10%) Documentum
10 11 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.80%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.40%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.30%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.30%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
15 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 29 (2.90%) thinkFolio
2 20 (2.00%) SAP Hybris
3 10 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.00%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.80%) LongView
5 7 (0.70%) Eagle PACE
6 6 (0.60%) Eikon
7 5 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.50%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.50%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.40%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.30%) Bloomberg AIM
9 3 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.30%) SAP FS
9 3 (0.30%) Tercero
10 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.20%) SAP PS
10 2 (0.20%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 77 (7.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (5.80%) Office 365
3 51 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (2.40%) SaaS
5 19 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (1.30%) IaaS
6 13 (1.30%) PaaS
7 12 (1.20%) Power Platform
8 10 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.90%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.70%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.50%) Serverless
11 5 (0.50%) Yammer
12 4 (0.40%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (0.20%) BrowserStack
13 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.60%) LAN
2 55 (5.50%) WAN
3 30 (3.00%) Network Security
4 23 (2.30%) DNS
5 19 (1.90%) Skype
6 18 (1.80%) Firewall
7 17 (1.70%) Intranet
8 15 (1.50%) Wireless
9 12 (1.20%) FIX Connectivity
10 11 (1.10%) FTP
11 10 (1.00%) TCP/IP
11 10 (1.00%) VPN
12 9 (0.90%) DHCP
13 7 (0.70%) Internet
14 6 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 5 (0.50%) SAN
15 5 (0.50%) VoIP
16 4 (0.40%) BIG-IP
16 4 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (4.60%) MySQL
4 45 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 21 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.00%) Big Data
9 18 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.30%) DTS
10 13 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.20%) Power BI
12 10 (1.00%) Amazon Aurora
12 10 (1.00%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.90%) QlikView
14 8 (0.80%) Blockchain
14 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 75 (7.50%) JIRA
2 41 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 40 (4.00%) Subversion
4 36 (3.60%) Maven
5 31 (3.10%) Cucumber
6 26 (2.60%) Selenium
7 25 (2.50%) Visual Studio
8 24 (2.40%) Git (software)
9 15 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.10%) Eclipse
12 10 (1.00%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.00%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.90%) WebDriver
14 8 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.80%) GitLab
15 7 (0.70%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.70%) SonarQube
16 6 (0.60%) LoadRunner
17 5 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 465 (46.50%) Finance
2 227 (22.70%) Banking
3 154 (15.40%) Front Office
4 59 (5.90%) Investment Banking
5 53 (5.30%) Retail
6 41 (4.10%) Marketing
7 35 (3.50%) Legal
8 34 (3.40%) Law
9 29 (2.90%) Financial Institution
10 28 (2.80%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.20%) Advertising
11 12 (1.20%) Billing
12 11 (1.10%) Publishing
13 9 (0.90%) French Language
13 9 (0.90%) Games
14 8 (0.80%) German Language
15 4 (0.40%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.40%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 328 (32.80%) Analyst
2 189 (18.90%) Developer
3 122 (12.20%) Business Analyst
4 102 (10.20%) Support Analyst
5 83 (8.30%) Applications Support
6 66 (6.60%) Java Developer
7 58 (5.80%) Applications Support Analyst
8 57 (5.70%) Architect
9 52 (5.20%) IT Manager
10 46 (4.60%) Banking Analyst
11 45 (4.50%) Senior Developer
12 42 (4.20%) C# Developer
13 40 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
14 39 (3.90%) Project Manager
15 36 (3.60%) Service Analyst
16 34 (3.40%) Senior Business Analyst
17 32 (3.20%) .NET Developer
17 32 (3.20%) Agile Business Analyst
17 32 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
18 31 (3.10%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (16.30%) .NET
2 84 (8.40%) Web Services
3 70 (7.00%) Spring
4 62 (6.20%) ASP.NET
5 55 (5.50%) CSS
6 54 (5.40%) RESTful
7 51 (5.10%) React
8 47 (4.70%) HTML
9 43 (4.30%) AngularJS
9 43 (4.30%) Hibernate
10 36 (3.60%) XML
11 34 (3.40%) JPA
12 29 (2.90%) Node.js
13 24 (2.40%) Struts
13 24 (2.40%) Vaadin
14 23 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
15 21 (2.10%) WPF
16 20 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (1.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 157 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (9.10%) Derivative
3 84 (8.40%) Management Information System
4 83 (8.30%) Fixed Income
5 80 (8.00%) Equities
6 59 (5.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 54 (5.40%) Self-Motivation
8 50 (5.00%) Data Centre
9 44 (4.40%) Hedge funds
10 37 (3.70%) Mobile App
11 25 (2.50%) Credit Risk
12 24 (2.40%) OTC Derivatives
13 23 (2.30%) User Experience
13 23 (2.30%) Virtual Team
14 22 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (2.00%) SWIFT
16 16 (1.60%) iSeries
16 16 (1.60%) Reinsurance
17 13 (1.30%) Market Risk
18 11 (1.10%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 170 (17.00%) Windows
2 121 (12.10%) Linux
3 67 (6.70%) Windows Server
4 63 (6.30%) Unix
5 42 (4.20%) Windows 7
6 31 (3.10%) Windows 10
7 20 (2.00%) Android
7 20 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.00%) Solaris
11 9 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.40%) AIX
14 3 (0.30%) CentOS
14 3 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.20%) Fedora
15 2 (0.20%) HPUX
15 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
3 171 (17.10%) ITIL
4 104 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 100 (10.00%) Project Management
6 92 (9.20%) Business Analysis
6 92 (9.20%) Scrum
7 81 (8.10%) SDLC
8 80 (8.00%) Change Management
9 71 (7.10%) Asset Management
10 66 (6.60%) DevOps
11 64 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 62 (6.20%) User Stories
13 59 (5.90%) Test Automation
14 56 (5.60%) Decision-Making
14 56 (5.60%) E-Commerce
14 56 (5.60%) Software Engineering
15 54 (5.40%) Computer Science
15 54 (5.40%) ERP
15 54 (5.40%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 293 (29.30%) SQL
2 166 (16.60%) Java
3 152 (15.20%) C#
4 105 (10.50%) JavaScript
5 57 (5.70%) VBA
6 47 (4.70%) Python
7 46 (4.60%) PowerShell
8 45 (4.50%) T-SQL
9 30 (3.00%) C
10 24 (2.40%) VB.NET
11 21 (2.10%) PHP
12 18 (1.80%) C++
13 14 (1.40%) Ruby
14 12 (1.20%) MATLAB
15 10 (1.00%) Java 8
15 10 (1.00%) RPG
15 10 (1.00%) RPG IV
16 9 (0.90%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.80%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 171 (17.10%) Degree
2 20 (2.00%) CFA
2 20 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.40%) PhD
6 13 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.20%) ISEB
8 11 (1.10%) CIMA
8 11 (1.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 10 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (0.90%) CISSP
11 8 (0.80%) CCNP
12 7 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (0.70%) CCNA
12 7 (0.70%) CCSP
12 7 (0.70%) CISA
12 7 (0.70%) CISM
12 7 (0.70%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.50%) SLA
2 46 (4.60%) QA
3 31 (3.10%) GDPR
4 17 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.50%) IFRS
5 15 (1.50%) IFRS 9
5 15 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.20%) PMO
7 9 (0.90%) PSD2
8 8 (0.80%) MiFID
8 8 (0.80%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
9 7 (0.70%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.70%) ISO 31000
9 7 (0.70%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (0.70%) NIST
9 7 (0.70%) SEPA
10 6 (0.60%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.60%) EMIR
System Software
1 69 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 35 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.10%) Docker
4 20 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.80%) XenApp
6 15 (1.50%) vSphere
7 12 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.70%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.20%) Firmware
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (3.20%) Ansible
2 24 (2.40%) SCCM
3 18 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.80%) Puppet
4 13 (1.30%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 11 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.90%) Terraform
8 7 (0.70%) IBM Guardium
8 7 (0.70%) Nessus
8 7 (0.70%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 7 (0.70%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.50%) Control-M
9 5 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.50%) vRealize
10 4 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.30%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 196 (19.60%) Microsoft
2 89 (8.90%) Oracle
3 52 (5.20%) SAP
4 50 (5.00%) Cisco
5 44 (4.40%) Citrix
5 44 (4.40%) HP
6 40 (4.00%) VMware
7 33 (3.30%) Bloomberg
8 30 (3.00%) Google
9 27 (2.70%) IBM
10 24 (2.40%) CheckPoint
11 21 (2.10%) Juniper
11 21 (2.10%) Sitecore
12 20 (2.00%) ATG
12 20 (2.00%) Dell
12 20 (2.00%) hybris
13 16 (1.60%) Charles River
13 16 (1.60%) iManage
13 16 (1.60%) Reuters
13 16 (1.60%) Splunk