Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 314 242
Rank change year-on-year -17 -72 +21
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1758 2038 2984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.03% 1.37%
As % of the General category 2.33% 2.38% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1323 1751 2414
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,325
90th Percentile £82,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 75468 85655 96784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.71% 43.25% 44.54%
Number of salaries quoted 56096 70067 76523
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +2.35% -

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 -10 1706 £57,500 +4.55% 124
London -10 1060 £62,500 -3.85% 75
UK excluding London -30 668 £42,500 - 51
South East +49 286 £43,500 -3.33% 13
North of England -49 122 £40,000 +11.11% 11
Midlands -63 93 £39,000 -8.24% 7
East of England +53 85 £36,000 -20.00% 7
North West -31 82 £42,000 +5.00% 6
South West -10 54 £49,750 +24.38% 10
West Midlands -67 48 £40,000 -2.44% 4
East Midlands -1 44 £39,000 -13.33% 3
Yorkshire -36 37 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Scotland -15 17 £45,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 7 £40,000 - 1
North East +16 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Wales -6 2 £35,000 +27.27%
Northern Ireland -20 2 £52,500 +75.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Back Office.

1 827 (47.04%) Finance
2 448 (25.48%) SQL
3 440 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
4 433 (24.63%) Banking
5 336 (19.11%) Windows
6 320 (18.20%) Microsoft
7 298 (16.95%) SQL Server
8 287 (16.33%) .NET
9 277 (15.76%) C#
10 263 (14.96%) Retail
11 262 (14.90%) Java
12 215 (12.23%) Front Office
13 204 (11.60%) Scrum
14 196 (11.15%) JavaScript
15 190 (10.81%) Asset Management
16 189 (10.75%) Linux
17 182 (10.35%) SDLC
18 181 (10.30%) Investment Banking
19 180 (10.24%) Business Analysis
20 177 (10.07%) HTML
21 170 (9.67%) ITIL
22 168 (9.56%) Degree
23 164 (9.33%) Oracle
24 151 (8.59%) CSS
25 149 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
26 136 (7.74%) E-Commerce
26 136 (7.74%) Project Management
27 132 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
28 131 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
28 131 (7.45%) Marketing

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 72 (4.10%) CMS
2 48 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.39%) MS Exchange
4 40 (2.28%) Confluence
5 33 (1.88%) IIS
6 30 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.54%) NServiceBus
8 26 (1.48%) Apache
9 18 (1.02%) Skype for Business
10 15 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (0.68%) JBoss
13 10 (0.57%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.51%) OpenROAD
15 8 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.46%) nginx
16 7 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 132 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 99 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.057%) InVision
Business Applications
1 52 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.68%) Markit EDM
2 12 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
3 11 (0.63%) Actimize
3 11 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
4 10 (0.57%) thinkFolio
5 9 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.28%) Endur
8 4 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.23%) nopCommerce
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
9 3 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
9 3 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.17%) Softmar
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (2.28%) SaaS
3 33 (1.88%) Office 365
4 29 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (1.02%) GitHub
6 13 (0.74%) G Suite
7 12 (0.68%) IaaS
8 8 (0.46%) iPaaS
9 7 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
11 5 (0.28%) Dropbox
11 5 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.28%) Yammer
12 4 (0.23%) PaaS
13 3 (0.17%) Boomi
13 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.17%) Slack
13 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.46%) VPN
2 73 (4.15%) Firewall
3 63 (3.58%) DNS
4 61 (3.47%) DHCP
5 57 (3.24%) TCP/IP
6 55 (3.13%) LAN
7 52 (2.96%) SAN
8 48 (2.73%) WAN
9 42 (2.39%) VLAN
10 29 (1.65%) NAS
11 28 (1.59%) Intranet
12 25 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (1.31%) Cisco PIX
15 18 (1.02%) HTTP
15 18 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (0.97%) Internet
16 17 (0.97%) Network Security
17 16 (0.91%) VoIP
18 15 (0.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.57%) MySQL
3 84 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 78 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (2.79%) NoSQL
6 46 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (1.14%) Redis
11 19 (1.08%) Big Data
11 19 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.97%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.74%) MS Access
15 12 (0.68%) Hazelcast
16 9 (0.51%) DTS
16 9 (0.51%) Essbase
16 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 97 (5.52%) JIRA
2 72 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 58 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (2.67%) Subversion
5 42 (2.39%) Selenium
6 36 (2.05%) Jenkins
7 29 (1.65%) Moq
8 28 (1.59%) NUnit
9 26 (1.48%) Visual Studio
10 22 (1.25%) TeamCity
11 21 (1.19%) Maven
12 19 (1.08%) SpecFlow
13 17 (0.97%) JUnit
14 15 (0.85%) Jasmine
14 15 (0.85%) SoapUI
15 14 (0.80%) FitNesse
16 10 (0.57%) Cucumber
16 10 (0.57%) Mocha
16 10 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
17 9 (0.51%) Bitbucket
General
1 827 (47.04%) Finance
2 433 (24.63%) Banking
3 263 (14.96%) Retail
4 215 (12.23%) Front Office
5 181 (10.30%) Investment Banking
6 131 (7.45%) Marketing
7 111 (6.31%) Retail Banking
8 79 (4.49%) Legal
9 49 (2.79%) Games
9 49 (2.79%) Telecoms
10 45 (2.56%) Advertising
11 43 (2.45%) Military
12 42 (2.39%) Manufacturing
13 40 (2.28%) Financial Institution
14 25 (1.42%) Corporate Banking
15 23 (1.31%) Private Banking
16 21 (1.19%) Electronics
17 17 (0.97%) Billing
18 16 (0.91%) Music Industry
19 14 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 485 (27.59%) Analyst
2 418 (23.78%) Developer
3 193 (10.98%) Business Analyst
4 107 (6.09%) Support Analyst
5 105 (5.97%) Applications Support
6 104 (5.92%) IT Manager
7 101 (5.75%) Java Developer
8 93 (5.29%) Architect
8 93 (5.29%) Senior Analyst
9 88 (5.01%) .NET Developer
10 85 (4.84%) C# Developer
11 79 (4.49%) Service Analyst
12 78 (4.44%) Consultant
13 76 (4.32%) Senior Developer
14 74 (4.21%) Project Manager
15 70 (3.98%) Service Manager
16 67 (3.81%) Software Developer
17 66 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
18 63 (3.58%) Applications Support Analyst
19 62 (3.53%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (16.33%) .NET
2 177 (10.07%) HTML
3 151 (8.59%) CSS
4 125 (7.11%) XML
5 114 (6.48%) ASP.NET
6 92 (5.23%) Spring
7 89 (5.06%) HTML5
8 86 (4.89%) Web Services
9 85 (4.84%) AngularJS
10 60 (3.41%) FIX Protocol
11 56 (3.19%) .NET Framework
11 56 (3.19%) Hibernate
12 55 (3.13%) J2EE
12 55 (3.13%) jQuery
13 48 (2.73%) WPF
14 47 (2.67%) WCF
15 43 (2.45%) JSON
15 43 (2.45%) Node.js
16 42 (2.39%) RESTful
17 41 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 149 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (7.17%) Equities
3 93 (5.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 89 (5.06%) Derivative
5 86 (4.89%) Fixed Income
6 84 (4.78%) Management Information System
7 72 (4.10%) Computer Science
8 60 (3.41%) User Experience
9 58 (3.30%) Hedge funds
10 52 (2.96%) Reference Data
11 47 (2.67%) Fintech
12 42 (2.39%) Mainframe
13 41 (2.33%) Mobile App
14 40 (2.28%) SWIFT
14 40 (2.28%) Virtual Team
15 39 (2.22%) Pricing Data
16 37 (2.10%) Data Centre
17 33 (1.88%) iPhone
18 28 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
18 28 (1.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 336 (19.11%) Windows
2 189 (10.75%) Linux
3 98 (5.57%) Windows Server
4 92 (5.23%) Unix
5 55 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (2.90%) Apple iOS
8 44 (2.50%) Windows 7
9 35 (1.99%) Android
10 21 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.63%) Solaris
12 7 (0.40%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.23%) CentOS
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.057%) Fedora
18 1 (0.057%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.057%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (11.60%) Scrum
3 190 (10.81%) Asset Management
4 182 (10.35%) SDLC
5 180 (10.24%) Business Analysis
6 170 (9.67%) ITIL
7 136 (7.74%) E-Commerce
7 136 (7.74%) Project Management
8 131 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 131 (7.45%) Wealth Management
9 128 (7.28%) Mentoring
10 117 (6.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 116 (6.60%) MVC
12 113 (6.43%) Process Improvement
13 110 (6.26%) TDD
14 107 (6.09%) Test Automation
15 104 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
16 103 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
17 102 (5.80%) Change Management
18 99 (5.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 448 (25.48%) SQL
2 277 (15.76%) C#
3 262 (14.90%) Java
4 196 (11.15%) JavaScript
5 87 (4.95%) T-SQL
6 65 (3.70%) Python
7 53 (3.01%) PHP
8 52 (2.96%) C++
9 35 (1.99%) Ruby
10 34 (1.93%) PowerShell
11 33 (1.88%) C
12 24 (1.37%) VBA
13 21 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 17 (0.97%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.80%) VB
16 11 (0.63%) ActionScript
17 10 (0.57%) Perl
18 8 (0.46%) Scala
18 8 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 168 (9.56%) Degree
2 53 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (2.56%) CCNA
4 34 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (1.93%) ISEB
5 29 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (1.14%) Security Cleared
7 18 (1.02%) CCNP
8 17 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.68%) MCSE
10 11 (0.63%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.57%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.51%) CIMA
12 9 (0.51%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.46%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.46%) PMP
14 6 (0.34%) ACCA
14 6 (0.34%) CCVP
14 6 (0.34%) CFA
15 5 (0.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (6.54%) QA
2 102 (5.80%) SLA
3 52 (2.96%) MiFID
4 29 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.65%) PMO
5 19 (1.08%) EMIR
6 14 (0.80%) ISO 20022
6 14 (0.80%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.51%) GDPR
10 8 (0.46%) ISO 15022
11 5 (0.28%) SEPA
12 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.17%) FATCA
14 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
14 2 (0.11%) UCITS
15 1 (0.057%) Actionable Recommendations
15 1 (0.057%) ISAE 3402
15 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
System Software
1 109 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 77 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.59%) XenApp
5 24 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
6 23 (1.31%) Terminal Services
7 14 (0.80%) ISA Server
7 14 (0.80%) KVM
7 14 (0.80%) vSphere
7 14 (0.80%) XenServer
8 12 (0.68%) Docker
9 11 (0.63%) Firmware
10 8 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.057%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.057%) NFS
14 1 (0.057%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (1.31%) WSUS
2 19 (1.08%) SCOM
3 16 (0.91%) Puppet
3 16 (0.91%) SCCM
4 14 (0.80%) Ansible
4 14 (0.80%) ZABBIX
5 11 (0.63%) Kibana
6 10 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (0.46%) MOM
8 7 (0.40%) logstash
8 7 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.34%) Grafana
9 6 (0.34%) StatsD
10 3 (0.17%) Control-M
11 1 (0.057%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.057%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.057%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.057%) OpenView
11 1 (0.057%) vMotion
Vendors
1 320 (18.20%) Microsoft
2 164 (9.33%) Oracle
3 100 (5.69%) VMware
4 97 (5.52%) SAP
5 88 (5.01%) Citrix
6 63 (3.58%) Cisco
7 55 (3.13%) Xerox
8 48 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
9 46 (2.62%) Sybase
10 39 (2.22%) Bloomberg
11 38 (2.16%) hybris
12 36 (2.05%) Cognizant
12 36 (2.05%) IBM
13 24 (1.37%) F5
13 24 (1.37%) McAfee
14 23 (1.31%) HP
15 22 (1.25%) Murex
16 21 (1.19%) Tableau
17 18 (1.02%) Adobe
18 17 (0.97%) Google