Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 389 329 332
Rank change year-on-year -60 +3 -67
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,391 1,704 2,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.98% 1.00%
As % of the General category 1.93% 2.34% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,094 1,380 1,691
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,375 £86,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 71,912 72,778 88,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.37% 42.05% 44.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55,640 56,965 72,046
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 17 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 24 June 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 -54 1,340 £52,500 -11.02% 165
London -61 746 £67,500 +3.85% 64
UK excluding London -15 626 £40,000 -5.88% 107
South East -29 233 £40,000 -8.05% 29
North of England +30 148 £37,500 -11.76% 31
Midlands +10 97 £45,000 +15.38% 22
North West +7 85 £39,250 -6.55% 16
East of England -5 58 £42,500 +6.25% 10
West Midlands +16 57 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Yorkshire +33 55 £27,750 -38.33% 14
South West -9 54 £40,000 -19.19% 9
East Midlands +7 40 £47,500 +21.79% 6
Scotland -24 22 £48,000 +50.00% 5
Wales +20 11 £26,500 +15.22% 1
North East -13 8 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Northern Ireland +5 5 £32,500 -31.58%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 667 (47.95%) Finance
2 459 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
3 388 (27.89%) SQL
4 291 (20.92%) Banking
5 261 (18.76%) Microsoft
6 246 (17.69%) Windows
7 236 (16.97%) .NET
8 223 (16.03%) Java
9 207 (14.88%) C#
9 207 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
10 177 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
11 176 (12.65%) SQL Server
12 174 (12.51%) Project Management
13 167 (12.01%) ITIL
14 164 (11.79%) JavaScript
14 164 (11.79%) Degree
15 150 (10.78%) Business Analysis
16 149 (10.71%) Retail
17 148 (10.64%) Scrum
18 143 (10.28%) Linux
19 137 (9.85%) HTML
20 117 (8.41%) MVC
20 117 (8.41%) SDLC
21 115 (8.27%) Legal
22 114 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
23 113 (8.12%) Oracle
24 110 (7.91%) CSS
24 110 (7.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 110 (7.91%) Front Office
25 105 (7.55%) TDD

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 38 (2.73%) MS Exchange
2 34 (2.44%) CMS
3 33 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 24 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (1.44%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.22%) Apache
9 16 (1.15%) Umbraco
10 15 (1.08%) IIS
11 13 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.72%) Confluence
12 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.65%) CloudStack
14 8 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
16 6 (0.43%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.36%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 114 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.86%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.22%) LibreOffice
8 3 (0.22%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.14%) Moqups
10 1 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.072%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.58%) Oracle General Ledger
2 20 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
6 9 (0.65%) Workfront
7 7 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.43%) IntelliMatch
8 6 (0.43%) Temenos T24
8 6 (0.43%) thinkFolio
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.22%) Endur
10 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.22%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (4.03%) Office 365
4 40 (2.88%) SaaS
5 30 (2.16%) PaaS
6 23 (1.65%) IaaS
7 12 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.86%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.72%) G Suite
9 8 (0.58%) IBM Blueworks
10 5 (0.36%) Slack
10 5 (0.36%) Trello
11 4 (0.29%) GitHub
11 4 (0.29%) Sage Pay
12 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.14%) Heroku
13 2 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.52%) WAN
2 34 (2.44%) Internet
3 33 (2.37%) LAN
4 27 (1.94%) DHCP
4 27 (1.94%) DNS
5 24 (1.73%) Firewall
6 23 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.65%) VPN
7 18 (1.29%) Skype
8 17 (1.22%) HTTP
9 15 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (0.86%) SAN
11 11 (0.79%) VLAN
12 10 (0.72%) VoIP
13 9 (0.65%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.65%) Intranet
13 9 (0.65%) MPLS
14 8 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.58%) SMS
15 7 (0.50%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 71 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 64 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (3.59%) MySQL
5 46 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 36 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (2.37%) MongoDB
8 28 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
10 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (1.22%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.93%) Big Data
14 12 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.79%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 101 (7.26%) Git (software)
2 49 (3.52%) JIRA
3 48 (3.45%) Selenium
4 47 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (2.88%) Jenkins
6 34 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 26 (1.87%) SoapUI
8 24 (1.73%) Subversion
9 23 (1.65%) Cucumber
10 22 (1.58%) TeamCity
11 21 (1.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 17 (1.22%) Maven
13 16 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (1.08%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 12 (0.86%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.79%) NetBeans
18 9 (0.65%) JUnit
19 8 (0.58%) SpecFlow
20 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 667 (47.95%) Finance
2 291 (20.92%) Banking
3 149 (10.71%) Retail
4 115 (8.27%) Legal
5 110 (7.91%) Front Office
6 76 (5.46%) Investment Banking
7 67 (4.82%) Law
8 66 (4.74%) Marketing
9 39 (2.80%) Financial Institution
10 33 (2.37%) Billing
11 32 (2.30%) Telecoms
12 26 (1.87%) Advertising
12 26 (1.87%) Games
13 25 (1.80%) Corporate Banking
14 21 (1.51%) Publishing
15 20 (1.44%) General Ledger
16 13 (0.93%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.58%) Private Banking
18 7 (0.50%) Local Government
19 6 (0.43%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 406 (29.19%) Analyst
2 337 (24.23%) Developer
3 173 (12.44%) Business Analyst
4 116 (8.34%) Project Manager
4 116 (8.34%) Senior Analyst
5 89 (6.40%) C# Developer
6 84 (6.04%) Java Developer
7 82 (5.90%) Architect
7 82 (5.90%) Service Analyst
8 77 (5.54%) Applications Support
9 73 (5.25%) Service Desk Analyst
10 71 (5.10%) Banking Analyst
11 67 (4.82%) Support Analyst
12 65 (4.67%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
13 63 (4.53%) .NET Developer
13 63 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
14 59 (4.24%) PHP Developer
15 53 (3.81%) Software Developer
16 50 (3.59%) IT Manager
17 48 (3.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (16.97%) .NET
2 137 (9.85%) HTML
3 110 (7.91%) CSS
4 87 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 74 (5.32%) AngularJS
6 63 (4.53%) XML
7 62 (4.46%) .NET Framework
7 62 (4.46%) Web Services
8 52 (3.74%) jQuery
9 45 (3.24%) Spring
10 44 (3.16%) WinForms
11 43 (3.09%) LAMP
11 43 (3.09%) RESTful
12 40 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 37 (2.66%) HTML5
14 35 (2.52%) WPF
15 32 (2.30%) JSON
16 31 (2.23%) J2EE
16 31 (2.23%) Laravel
16 31 (2.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 177 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (7.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 84 (6.04%) Equities
4 81 (5.82%) Management Information System
5 78 (5.61%) Derivative
6 73 (5.25%) Mobile App
7 72 (5.18%) Computer Science
8 71 (5.10%) Fintech
9 67 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
10 58 (4.17%) Fixed Income
11 50 (3.59%) Data Centre
11 50 (3.59%) Virtual Team
12 45 (3.24%) User Experience
13 39 (2.80%) Hedge funds
14 35 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
15 28 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
17 22 (1.58%) PMI
18 19 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
18 19 (1.37%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 246 (17.69%) Windows
2 143 (10.28%) Linux
3 75 (5.39%) Windows 7
4 65 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 63 (4.53%) Unix
6 36 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (1.87%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.01%) Solaris
10 13 (0.93%) Android
11 11 (0.79%) CentOS
12 8 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
15 3 (0.22%) Debian
15 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.072%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
3 174 (12.51%) Project Management
4 167 (12.01%) ITIL
5 150 (10.78%) Business Analysis
6 148 (10.64%) Scrum
7 117 (8.41%) MVC
7 117 (8.41%) SDLC
8 105 (7.55%) TDD
9 103 (7.40%) DevOps
10 97 (6.97%) Software Engineering
11 96 (6.90%) Waterfall
12 89 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 83 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (5.90%) CRM
15 81 (5.82%) Microservices
16 80 (5.75%) SOA
17 78 (5.61%) Change Management
18 77 (5.54%) Test Automation
19 76 (5.46%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 388 (27.89%) SQL
2 223 (16.03%) Java
3 207 (14.88%) C#
4 164 (11.79%) JavaScript
5 80 (5.75%) PHP
6 62 (4.46%) Python
7 44 (3.16%) VBA
8 38 (2.73%) T-SQL
9 33 (2.37%) PowerShell
10 30 (2.16%) C
10 30 (2.16%) PL/SQL
11 29 (2.08%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.65%) C++
13 22 (1.58%) Perl
13 22 (1.58%) VB.NET
14 21 (1.51%) Java 8
15 18 (1.29%) Ruby
16 16 (1.15%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.01%) Scala
17 14 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 164 (11.79%) Degree
2 27 (1.94%) PMI Certification
3 24 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (1.58%) ISEB
5 19 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.37%) PMP
6 18 (1.29%) ISTQB
7 16 (1.15%) CCNA
7 16 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (1.08%) CISSP
8 15 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.01%) CISM
10 13 (0.93%) CEH
10 13 (0.93%) CRISC
10 13 (0.93%) Security Cleared
11 11 (0.79%) AAT
11 11 (0.79%) CIMA
12 8 (0.58%) CCSP
12 8 (0.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (7.48%) SLA
2 60 (4.31%) MiFID
3 52 (3.74%) QA
4 31 (2.23%) GDPR
5 24 (1.73%) PSD2
6 17 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 16 (1.15%) PMO
8 13 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.86%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.58%) EMIR
11 6 (0.43%) SEPA
12 4 (0.29%) AIFMD
13 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.22%) TARGET2
14 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.072%) FATCA
15 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
System Software
1 92 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 48 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.30%) Docker
4 27 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.65%) XenApp
6 17 (1.22%) vSphere
7 12 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
7 12 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.72%) Xen
9 9 (0.65%) XenServer
10 7 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.43%) iptables
12 3 (0.22%) Firmware
12 3 (0.22%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.072%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.072%) Gluster
14 1 (0.072%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (1.94%) SCCM
2 21 (1.51%) Puppet
3 18 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.22%) Ansible
4 17 (1.22%) Control-M
5 14 (1.01%) WSUS
6 11 (0.79%) Marathon
7 9 (0.65%) SCOM
7 9 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (0.50%) HAProxy
8 7 (0.50%) MOM
8 7 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.36%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.36%) HP Fortify
9 5 (0.36%) Nagios
9 5 (0.36%) WebInspect
10 4 (0.29%) CloudHub
10 4 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 261 (18.76%) Microsoft
2 113 (8.12%) Oracle
3 78 (5.61%) Citrix
4 62 (4.46%) VMware
5 57 (4.10%) Cisco
6 38 (2.73%) IBM
7 30 (2.16%) HP
7 30 (2.16%) Sybase
8 28 (2.01%) SAP
9 22 (1.58%) Capita
9 22 (1.58%) Zend
10 20 (1.44%) iManage
11 19 (1.37%) Sony
12 17 (1.22%) Dell
12 17 (1.22%) Google
13 16 (1.15%) Calypso
14 15 (1.08%) Murex
15 14 (1.01%) Bloomberg
15 14 (1.01%) McAfee
16 13 (0.93%) Apple