Back Office Jobs

Back Office
UK

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 cited Back Office over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 468 451 479
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28 -35
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 518 592 1,295
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.64% 0.75%
As % of the General category 0.82% 0.95% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 395 427 654
10th Percentile £27,200 £34,088 £34,650
25th Percentile £37,500 £48,125 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% -3.70%
75th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £105,000 £104,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,200 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -19.60% +11.11% -

All General Skills
UK

Back Office falls under the General Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring common skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 62,940 62,359 112,899
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 57.28% 67.43% 65.34%
Number of salaries quoted 40,910 35,115 52,200
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,276 £32,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,874 £42,521
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

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 23 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 14 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 23 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +18 496 £67,500 -3.57% 105
London +72 282 £80,000 -3.03% 37
Work from Home -1 244 £75,000 +4.53% 73
UK excluding London -64 225 £40,200 -19.60% 76
South East -18 67 £37,500 -40.94% 12
North of England -11 52 £51,150 +20.92% 34
North West -10 44 £51,150 +28.70% 23
Midlands -28 44 £28,000 -44.00% 11
East of England +13 38 £46,297 -2.53% 4
West Midlands +6 36 £25,000 -54.55% 7
South West -53 12 £41,250 -17.50% 11
Scotland -86 12 £25,901 -50.66% 2
Yorkshire +34 8 £55,689 +17.24% 8
East Midlands -36 8 £36,383 -23.41% 4

Back Office
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (5.21%) Microsoft Exchange
2 6 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.16%) Umbraco
3 5 (0.97%) CMS
4 4 (0.77%) ArcGIS
4 4 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.58%) IIS
6 2 (0.39%) Apache
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.39%) JCAPS
6 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.39%) WordPress
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Pulsar
7 1 (0.19%) Kentico
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 57 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (10.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (4.25%) NEC Housing
2 16 (3.09%) Endur
3 6 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.16%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (1.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 4 (0.77%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.58%) Maximo
5 3 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.39%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.39%) Magento
6 2 (0.39%) nopCommerce
6 2 (0.39%) Shopify
6 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.19%) Aladdin
7 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.19%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 127 (24.52%) Azure
2 93 (17.95%) AWS
3 61 (11.78%) Power Platform
4 51 (9.85%) GCP
5 39 (7.53%) Azure DevOps
6 26 (5.02%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (3.47%) Azure Service Bus
7 18 (3.47%) Google Sheets
8 17 (3.28%) Azure Monitor
9 16 (3.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 14 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
11 13 (2.51%) Power Automate
12 11 (2.12%) Mimecast
13 8 (1.54%) OCI
14 4 (0.77%) Google Workspace
14 4 (0.77%) Miro
14 4 (0.77%) SaaS
15 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.39%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.09%) Firewall
2 13 (2.51%) VPN
3 11 (2.12%) VoIP
3 11 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (1.93%) Wireless
5 6 (1.16%) Broadband
5 6 (1.16%) LAN
6 5 (0.97%) 5G
6 5 (0.97%) ADSL
7 3 (0.58%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.58%) DHCP
7 3 (0.58%) DNS
7 3 (0.58%) FTP
7 3 (0.58%) GPRS
7 3 (0.58%) Internet
7 3 (0.58%) Network Security
7 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.39%) SAN
8 2 (0.39%) WAN
9 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (16.99%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.69%) Power BI
3 31 (5.98%) Oracle Database
4 27 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (4.25%) GIS
5 22 (4.25%) Oracle Database 12c
5 22 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.51%) Data Lake
7 13 (2.51%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.12%) MS Access
9 8 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.54%) Geospatial Data
9 8 (1.54%) MySQL
10 6 (1.16%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.16%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.77%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 20 (3.86%) JIRA
2 14 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.12%) Git
4 3 (0.58%) Ant
4 3 (0.58%) Maven
5 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.39%) JUnit
5 2 (0.39%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.19%) Postman
6 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.19%) Vite
General
1 279 (53.86%) Finance
2 206 (39.77%) Social Skills
3 103 (19.88%) Front Office
4 95 (18.34%) Analytical Skills
5 78 (15.06%) Banking
6 61 (11.78%) Local Government
7 54 (10.42%) Retail
8 35 (6.76%) Public Sector
9 32 (6.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 32 (6.18%) Police
10 28 (5.41%) Organisational Skills
11 19 (3.67%) Billing
12 16 (3.09%) Telecoms
13 15 (2.90%) Law
14 9 (1.74%) Presentation Skills
15 8 (1.54%) General Ledger
16 6 (1.16%) Health Technology
17 5 (0.97%) Marketing
18 4 (0.77%) Legal
18 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 128 (24.71%) Senior
2 123 (23.75%) Developer
3 98 (18.92%) Analyst
4 62 (11.97%) Senior Developer
5 54 (10.42%) .NET Developer
6 49 (9.46%) Senior Software Developer
6 49 (9.46%) Software Engineer
7 45 (8.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 45 (8.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 45 (8.69%) Senior Software Engineer
8 43 (8.30%) .NET Software Developer
8 43 (8.30%) .NET Software Engineer
8 43 (8.30%) Lead
8 43 (8.30%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 43 (8.30%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
9 32 (6.18%) Administrator
9 32 (6.18%) Architect
10 29 (5.60%) Technical Analyst
11 28 (5.41%) SQL Developer
12 26 (5.02%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (22.20%) .NET
2 54 (10.42%) React
3 50 (9.65%) AngularJS
4 48 (9.27%) .NET Core
5 43 (8.30%) Redux
6 42 (8.11%) Vue
7 38 (7.34%) ASP.NET
8 27 (5.21%) ASP.NET Core
9 25 (4.83%) CSS
9 25 (4.83%) Web Services
10 22 (4.25%) .NET Framework
11 19 (3.67%) HTML
12 17 (3.28%) FIX Protocol
13 15 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (2.90%) Pandas
14 8 (1.54%) jQuery
15 7 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (1.35%) Entity Framework
16 6 (1.16%) REST
16 6 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (18.92%) Derivative
2 93 (17.95%) Hedge funds
3 60 (11.58%) Fixed Income
4 51 (9.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 50 (9.65%) Equities
6 36 (6.95%) Management Information System
6 36 (6.95%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (6.37%) Driving Licence
8 20 (3.86%) Onboarding
9 13 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.32%) Smartcard
11 11 (2.12%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.93%) Product Ownership
13 8 (1.54%) Legacy Systems
14 7 (1.35%) Blog
14 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
15 6 (1.16%) IoT
15 6 (1.16%) Reinsurance
16 5 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 5 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.62%) Windows
2 42 (8.11%) Unix
3 30 (5.79%) Windows 10
4 19 (3.67%) Linux
5 14 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.51%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (2.51%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.77%) Android
9 2 (0.39%) AIX
9 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) CentOS
10 1 (0.19%) Debian
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (24.13%) Agile
2 121 (23.36%) Asset Management
3 112 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (18.73%) Investment Management
5 92 (17.76%) Customer Service
6 82 (15.83%) Software Engineering
7 57 (11.00%) DevOps
8 55 (10.62%) Data Analysis
9 51 (9.85%) ITIL
10 50 (9.65%) Mentoring
11 45 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (8.49%) CRM
13 39 (7.53%) Technical Leadership
14 38 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (7.34%) ERP
14 38 (7.34%) Project Delivery
15 37 (7.14%) Project Management
16 35 (6.76%) Service Management
17 34 (6.56%) Roadmaps
18 30 (5.79%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 198 (38.22%) SQL
2 156 (30.12%) C#
3 107 (20.66%) Python
4 69 (13.32%) JavaScript
5 49 (9.46%) TypeScript
6 20 (3.86%) Java
6 20 (3.86%) T-SQL
7 19 (3.67%) PowerShell
8 17 (3.28%) Bicep
9 10 (1.93%) Kotlin
10 5 (0.97%) VBA
11 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.77%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.58%) Bash
13 2 (0.39%) XPath
14 1 (0.19%) PHP
14 1 (0.19%) Swift
14 1 (0.19%) VB
14 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (17.57%) Degree
2 41 (7.92%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
4 22 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (3.67%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.51%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.93%) DBS Check
7 10 (1.93%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.74%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.74%) PMP
9 6 (1.16%) CISM
10 5 (0.97%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.97%) CISSP
11 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.39%) ACCA
12 2 (0.39%) ISEB
12 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.79%) SLA
2 27 (5.21%) Accessibility
3 24 (4.63%) QA
4 20 (3.86%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.93%) PMO
6 6 (1.16%) GAAP
6 6 (1.16%) IFRS
7 4 (0.77%) EMIR
7 4 (0.77%) MiFID
8 2 (0.39%) COBIT
8 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.19%) COSHH
9 1 (0.19%) GDPR
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.19%) ITGC
9 1 (0.19%) NIST
9 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.47%) Docker
3 12 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.93%) KVM
5 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (3.67%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.97%) Control-M
3 3 (0.58%) Terraform
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.19%) SCOM
4 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 133 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 60 (11.58%) Oracle
3 25 (4.83%) SAP
4 24 (4.63%) Google
5 22 (4.25%) NEC
6 16 (3.09%) OpenLink
7 12 (2.32%) IBM
7 12 (2.32%) Sophos
8 11 (2.12%) Apple
8 11 (2.12%) Barracuda Networks
8 11 (2.12%) ConnectWise
9 9 (1.74%) Salesforce
10 8 (1.54%) Algorithmics
10 8 (1.54%) Charles River
10 8 (1.54%) ION Trading
11 6 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (0.97%) Genesys
12 5 (0.97%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.97%) Virgin Media
12 5 (0.97%) VMware