Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 390 326 311
Rank change year-on-year -64 -15 -21
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,364 1,638 2,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.95% 1.07%
As % of the General category 1.85% 2.29% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,072 1,380 1,822
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £89,875 £92,625 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,875
% change year-on-year - +2.89% -2.81%

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 73,628 71,381 91,259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.52% 41.50% 44.52%
Number of salaries quoted 57,717 57,333 74,033
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 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 -41 1,323 £55,000 -8.33% 175
London -58 776 £67,500 - 82
UK excluding London -14 571 £40,000 - 100
South East -18 226 £40,000 -5.88% 27
Midlands +29 113 £45,000 +12.50% 27
North of England +9 113 £37,500 -6.25% 19
West Midlands +12 75 £45,000 +12.50% 15
North West -18 59 £42,500 +25.00% 14
South West -22 51 £41,000 -15.46% 15
Yorkshire +19 46 £25,000 -44.44% 4
East of England -24 39 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East Midlands +6 36 £45,500 +15.19% 11
Scotland -31 22 £48,000 +21.52% 6
North East -22 8 £32,500 +25.00% 1
Wales -3 6 £26,500 +15.22% 1
Northern Ireland -4 4 £32,500 -31.58% 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 588 (43.11%) Finance
2 421 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
3 362 (26.54%) SQL
4 276 (20.23%) Banking
5 258 (18.91%) Windows
6 243 (17.82%) Microsoft
7 233 (17.08%) .NET
8 216 (15.84%) C#
9 202 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
10 191 (14.00%) JavaScript
11 190 (13.93%) SQL Server
12 175 (12.83%) Java
13 173 (12.68%) Scrum
14 170 (12.46%) Linux
15 156 (11.44%) Degree
16 155 (11.36%) HTML
17 153 (11.22%) ITIL
17 153 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
18 140 (10.26%) Business Analysis
19 137 (10.04%) Project Management
20 130 (9.53%) MVC
21 127 (9.31%) CSS
21 127 (9.31%) Retail
22 121 (8.87%) SDLC
23 117 (8.58%) TDD
24 114 (8.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 109 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
26 108 (7.92%) ASP.NET
27 105 (7.70%) Git (software)
28 104 (7.62%) Microsoft Office

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 30 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 28 (2.05%) CMS
3 27 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.76%) IIS
5 21 (1.54%) Umbraco
6 19 (1.39%) Apache
7 15 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.51%) Confluence
13 5 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.29%) Jetty
14 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.22%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.22%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 104 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.22%) LibreOffice
7 3 (0.22%) Moqups
7 3 (0.22%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.073%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 19 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
2 12 (0.88%) Workfront
3 10 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
4 9 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.59%) IntelliMatch
5 8 (0.59%) Temenos T24
6 7 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.51%) thinkFolio
7 6 (0.44%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.37%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.22%) Bloomberg AIM
10 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.15%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.18%) SaaS
2 50 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (3.15%) Office 365
4 39 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (2.49%) PaaS
6 31 (2.27%) IaaS
7 14 (1.03%) G Suite
8 12 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.88%) GitHub
9 10 (0.73%) IBM Blueworks
10 9 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.66%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.51%) Slack
12 6 (0.44%) Heroku
13 5 (0.37%) Trello
14 4 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.073%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.93%) Internet
2 33 (2.42%) VPN
3 29 (2.13%) LAN
4 27 (1.98%) WAN
5 26 (1.91%) Firewall
6 25 (1.83%) DNS
7 24 (1.76%) DHCP
8 20 (1.47%) HTTP
9 19 (1.39%) TCP/IP
10 18 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (1.10%) SMS
12 13 (0.95%) VLAN
12 13 (0.95%) VoIP
13 12 (0.88%) SAN
14 8 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.59%) Skype
15 7 (0.51%) BGP
15 7 (0.51%) Wireless
16 6 (0.44%) AMQP
17 5 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (4.47%) Relational Database
4 54 (3.96%) NoSQL
5 53 (3.89%) MySQL
6 45 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (2.64%) MongoDB
8 35 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
10 21 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.17%) Data Mining
12 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.95%) Redis
15 11 (0.81%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.73%) Blockchain
17 9 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 105 (7.70%) Git (software)
2 60 (4.40%) Selenium
3 52 (3.81%) JIRA
4 44 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 44 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (2.57%) SoapUI
6 34 (2.49%) Visual Studio
7 27 (1.98%) TeamCity
8 25 (1.83%) Subversion
9 22 (1.61%) Cucumber
10 19 (1.39%) Maven
10 19 (1.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 15 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 14 (1.03%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.95%) ClearCase
14 12 (0.88%) JUnit
14 12 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.81%) Hudson
15 11 (0.81%) SpecFlow
16 10 (0.73%) NUnit
General
1 588 (43.11%) Finance
2 276 (20.23%) Banking
3 127 (9.31%) Retail
4 96 (7.04%) Legal
5 89 (6.52%) Front Office
6 76 (5.57%) Investment Banking
7 75 (5.50%) Marketing
8 45 (3.30%) Law
9 40 (2.93%) Billing
10 39 (2.86%) Games
11 37 (2.71%) Financial Institution
12 29 (2.13%) Advertising
13 21 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
14 20 (1.47%) Publishing
15 18 (1.32%) Telecoms
16 15 (1.10%) Manufacturing
17 13 (0.95%) Local Government
18 10 (0.73%) International Banking
19 8 (0.59%) French Language
20 7 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 379 (27.79%) Analyst
2 318 (23.31%) Developer
3 172 (12.61%) Business Analyst
4 121 (8.87%) Project Manager
5 103 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
6 96 (7.04%) C# Developer
7 79 (5.79%) .NET Developer
7 79 (5.79%) Applications Support
8 75 (5.50%) Architect
8 75 (5.50%) Senior Developer
9 68 (4.99%) Service Analyst
10 64 (4.69%) Support Analyst
11 63 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 59 (4.33%) Banking Analyst
13 58 (4.25%) Java Developer
14 56 (4.11%) IT Manager
15 55 (4.03%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
16 50 (3.67%) PHP Developer
16 50 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
17 48 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (17.08%) .NET
2 155 (11.36%) HTML
3 127 (9.31%) CSS
4 108 (7.92%) ASP.NET
5 89 (6.52%) AngularJS
6 81 (5.94%) .NET Framework
6 81 (5.94%) jQuery
7 67 (4.91%) XML
8 64 (4.69%) Web Services
9 56 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 51 (3.74%) RESTful
11 48 (3.52%) WinForms
12 47 (3.45%) WCF
13 41 (3.01%) HTML5
14 40 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 39 (2.86%) Entity Framework
16 37 (2.71%) Node.js
17 36 (2.64%) JSON
18 33 (2.42%) WPF
19 29 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 153 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (8.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 77 (5.65%) Derivative
4 72 (5.28%) Management Information System
5 68 (4.99%) Equities
6 62 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
7 57 (4.18%) Fintech
8 54 (3.96%) Data Centre
9 50 (3.67%) User Experience
10 49 (3.59%) Fixed Income
11 48 (3.52%) Mobile App
12 47 (3.45%) Virtual Team
13 44 (3.23%) Computer Science
14 35 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
15 29 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
16 28 (2.05%) Hedge funds
17 17 (1.25%) Data Structures
17 17 (1.25%) Robotics
17 17 (1.25%) SWIFT
18 16 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 258 (18.91%) Windows
2 170 (12.46%) Linux
3 80 (5.87%) Unix
4 67 (4.91%) Windows 7
5 55 (4.03%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.76%) Solaris
7 24 (1.76%) Windows 10
7 24 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.54%) CentOS
9 13 (0.95%) Debian
10 11 (0.81%) Android
10 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.15%) BlackBerry OS
15 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.073%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
3 173 (12.68%) Scrum
4 153 (11.22%) ITIL
5 140 (10.26%) Business Analysis
6 137 (10.04%) Project Management
7 130 (9.53%) MVC
8 121 (8.87%) SDLC
9 117 (8.58%) TDD
10 109 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 97 (7.11%) CRM
11 97 (7.11%) Test Automation
12 79 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
13 77 (5.65%) DevOps
14 76 (5.57%) E-Commerce
15 75 (5.50%) Change Management
16 74 (5.43%) Waterfall
17 73 (5.35%) Software Engineering
17 73 (5.35%) Web Development
18 70 (5.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 362 (26.54%) SQL
2 216 (15.84%) C#
3 191 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 175 (12.83%) Java
5 63 (4.62%) PHP
6 62 (4.55%) Python
7 55 (4.03%) T-SQL
8 34 (2.49%) Shell Script
9 32 (2.35%) Perl
10 31 (2.27%) VB.NET
10 31 (2.27%) VBA
11 26 (1.91%) C
12 24 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.69%) C++
14 21 (1.54%) VB
15 17 (1.25%) VB6
16 16 (1.17%) PowerShell
17 14 (1.03%) Java 8
17 14 (1.03%) Ruby
18 12 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 156 (11.44%) Degree
2 31 (2.27%) ISEB
3 26 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 17 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.25%) PMP
7 16 (1.17%) CISSP
8 15 (1.10%) CCNA
8 15 (1.10%) CEH
8 15 (1.10%) CISM
8 15 (1.10%) CRISC
9 14 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.81%) MCSE
10 11 (0.81%) Security Cleared
11 10 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (0.66%) CCSP
13 8 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (6.23%) SLA
2 62 (4.55%) MiFID
3 56 (4.11%) QA
4 20 (1.47%) GDPR
4 20 (1.47%) PSD2
5 13 (0.95%) PMO
6 11 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.73%) EMIR
8 9 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.22%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.22%) SEPA
11 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.15%) GxP
11 2 (0.15%) UCITS
12 1 (0.073%) COBIT
12 1 (0.073%) FATCA
12 1 (0.073%) TickIT
System Software
1 91 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.05%) Docker
4 25 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.73%) XenApp
6 8 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.44%) Firmware
9 5 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.37%) iptables
9 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.29%) vSphere
11 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.22%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.073%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.073%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (1.32%) SCCM
2 16 (1.17%) Marathon
3 12 (0.88%) Control-M
3 12 (0.88%) WSUS
4 11 (0.81%) SCOM
5 7 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (0.51%) HAProxy
5 7 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.44%) HP Fortify
6 6 (0.44%) Puppet
6 6 (0.44%) WebInspect
7 5 (0.37%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.37%) MOM
7 5 (0.37%) Nagios
8 4 (0.29%) Ansible
8 4 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.22%) CloudHub
9 3 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.15%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 243 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 89 (6.52%) Oracle
3 64 (4.69%) Citrix
4 59 (4.33%) VMware
5 44 (3.23%) SAP
6 42 (3.08%) Cisco
7 33 (2.42%) IBM
8 29 (2.13%) Sybase
9 27 (1.98%) HP
10 22 (1.61%) Capita
10 22 (1.61%) Zend
11 21 (1.54%) Murex
12 20 (1.47%) Bloomberg
13 18 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 18 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (1.25%) Dell
14 17 (1.25%) iManage
15 16 (1.17%) Apple
15 16 (1.17%) Calypso
15 16 (1.17%) Xerox