Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 323 441 396
Rank change year-on-year +118 -45 -55
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 836 1,003 1,376
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the General category 2.32% 1.74% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 671 720 1,097
Median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +11.11% -8.47%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,875 £27,650
90th Percentile £138,750 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £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 36,093 57,694 74,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.24% 40.15% 42.98%
Number of salaries quoted 27,384 43,307 57,333
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,074
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.69% +2.15%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,240 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +1.11% +5.88%

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 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 15 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 30 May 2020. 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 +116 824 £70,000 +15.23% 61
London +65 525 £80,000 +14.29% 38
UK excluding London +127 301 £45,000 +5.88% 25
South East +68 102 £52,750 +5.50% 3
Midlands +111 87 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North of England +109 70 £47,500 +18.75% 4
East Midlands +103 56 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Work from Home +69 49 £122,500 +117.78% 6
North West +71 42 £50,000 +17.65% 3
West Midlands +67 38 £37,500 -6.25% 5
East of England +100 30 £38,750 -7.19% 3
South West +77 25 £37,500 +3.45% 7
Yorkshire +95 15 £50,000 +53.85%
North East +18 13 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Scotland +65 8 £48,298 +48.61%

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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.

1 332 (39.71%) Finance
2 306 (36.60%) SQL
3 254 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (20.10%) Python
5 165 (19.74%) Asset Management
6 160 (19.14%) Front Office
6 160 (19.14%) Java
6 160 (19.14%) AWS
7 148 (17.70%) Web Services
8 147 (17.58%) Mentoring
9 142 (16.99%) Investment Management
10 131 (15.67%) Fixed Income
11 130 (15.55%) SQL Server
12 125 (14.95%) Hedge funds
13 117 (14.00%) C#
14 112 (13.40%) Banking
15 105 (12.56%) Degree
16 101 (12.08%) DevOps
17 99 (11.84%) Equities
17 99 (11.84%) Microsoft
18 96 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
19 95 (11.36%) Bloomberg
20 94 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
21 93 (11.12%) Oracle
22 91 (10.89%) Azure
23 89 (10.65%) Security Cleared
24 88 (10.53%) Derivative
25 84 (10.05%) Reference Data
26 82 (9.81%) Windows
27 81 (9.69%) Project Management

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 33 (3.95%) Apache
2 26 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.51%) IIS
4 20 (2.39%) Tomcat
5 18 (2.15%) Confluence
6 16 (1.91%) CMS
7 7 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.72%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.48%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.36%) JBoss
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Synapse
11 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.24%) Sketch
5 2 (0.24%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 65 (7.78%) Markit EDM
2 63 (7.54%) Eagle PACE
3 62 (7.42%) PolarLake
4 7 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.84%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.48%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.48%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.24%) Bloomberg AIM
8 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.24%) Endur
8 2 (0.24%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.24%) Softmar
9 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 160 (19.14%) AWS
2 91 (10.89%) Azure
3 44 (5.26%) Amazon ECS
4 43 (5.14%) AWS Lambda
4 43 (5.14%) Serverless
5 39 (4.67%) GCP
6 27 (3.23%) Office 365
7 21 (2.51%) SaaS
8 18 (2.15%) PaaS
9 16 (1.91%) Apigee
10 12 (1.44%) IaaS
11 11 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.72%) Slack
13 5 (0.60%) GitHub
13 5 (0.60%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.36%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.03%) Intranet
3 15 (1.79%) Internet
4 14 (1.67%) DHCP
5 12 (1.44%) DNS
5 12 (1.44%) LAN
6 11 (1.32%) Firewall
7 10 (1.20%) FIX Connectivity
7 10 (1.20%) Skype
7 10 (1.20%) WAN
8 8 (0.96%) Extranet
8 8 (0.96%) Network Security
9 4 (0.48%) NGN
10 3 (0.36%) DSL
10 3 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.36%) SSH
10 3 (0.36%) Wireless
11 2 (0.24%) CHAP
11 2 (0.24%) SAN
11 2 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (15.55%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (6.22%) MySQL
4 42 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (3.95%) Amazon Redshift
6 24 (2.87%) Relational Database
7 22 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (1.79%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.56%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.84%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (5.98%) JIRA
2 40 (4.78%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 27 (3.23%) GitLab
5 25 (2.99%) Cucumber
6 24 (2.87%) Maven
7 17 (2.03%) Subversion
8 16 (1.91%) Artifactory
9 13 (1.56%) Selenium
10 12 (1.44%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.96%) Protractor
11 8 (0.96%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.48%) Moq
12 4 (0.48%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.36%) Ant
13 3 (0.36%) Gradle
13 3 (0.36%) JUnit
13 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.36%) TestRail
General
1 332 (39.71%) Finance
2 160 (19.14%) Front Office
3 112 (13.40%) Banking
4 71 (8.49%) Legal
5 54 (6.46%) Law
6 39 (4.67%) Retail
7 28 (3.35%) Marketing
8 22 (2.63%) Financial Institution
8 22 (2.63%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.03%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.79%) Police
11 12 (1.44%) Games
12 9 (1.08%) Publishing
13 8 (0.96%) Advertising
14 7 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.84%) Public Sector
15 6 (0.72%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.36%) Local Government
16 3 (0.36%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 168 (20.10%) Developer
2 166 (19.86%) Analyst
3 77 (9.21%) Business Analyst
4 75 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 48 (5.74%) Architect
6 39 (4.67%) Senior Developer
7 37 (4.43%) Support Analyst
8 36 (4.31%) Data Manager
9 34 (4.07%) Applications Support
10 31 (3.71%) Finance Business Analyst
10 31 (3.71%) Financial Analyst
11 26 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
11 26 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (2.99%) Project Manager
13 24 (2.87%) Change Manager
13 24 (2.87%) Software Developer
13 24 (2.87%) Support Engineer
14 23 (2.75%) PHP Developer
14 23 (2.75%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (17.70%) Web Services
2 75 (8.97%) .NET
3 56 (6.70%) CSS
4 54 (6.46%) Spring
5 49 (5.86%) HTML
6 32 (3.83%) gRPC
7 30 (3.59%) XML
8 29 (3.47%) HTML5
9 27 (3.23%) J2EE
10 24 (2.87%) .NET Framework
10 24 (2.87%) ASP.NET
10 24 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
11 23 (2.75%) Middleware
12 21 (2.51%) J2SE
12 21 (2.51%) JDBC
12 21 (2.51%) REST
13 17 (2.03%) .NET Core
13 17 (2.03%) Hibernate
13 17 (2.03%) Node.js
13 17 (2.03%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 131 (15.67%) Fixed Income
2 125 (14.95%) Hedge funds
3 99 (11.84%) Equities
4 96 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (10.53%) Derivative
6 84 (10.05%) Reference Data
7 61 (7.30%) Mobile App
8 44 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
8 44 (5.26%) Management Information System
9 33 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (3.95%) User Experience
10 28 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (2.15%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.91%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.67%) Cybercrime
15 13 (1.56%) SWIFT
16 12 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
17 10 (1.20%) Credit Risk
18 7 (0.84%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 82 (9.81%) Windows
2 80 (9.57%) Linux
3 41 (4.90%) Unix
4 36 (4.31%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.23%) Android
6 25 (2.99%) Apple iOS
7 22 (2.63%) CentOS
8 18 (2.15%) Windows 10
8 18 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.56%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.36%) Solaris
12 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (19.74%) Asset Management
3 147 (17.58%) Mentoring
4 142 (16.99%) Investment Management
5 101 (12.08%) DevOps
6 94 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
7 81 (9.69%) Project Management
8 76 (9.09%) Microservices
9 75 (8.97%) Analytics
10 74 (8.85%) Machine Learning
11 69 (8.25%) Information Security
12 67 (8.01%) ITIL
13 65 (7.78%) Data Management
14 62 (7.42%) Enterprise Data Management
15 57 (6.82%) Software Engineering
16 56 (6.70%) Scrum
17 55 (6.58%) Change Management
18 54 (6.46%) Project Delivery
19 53 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
19 53 (6.34%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 306 (36.60%) SQL
2 168 (20.10%) Python
3 160 (19.14%) Java
4 117 (14.00%) C#
5 62 (7.42%) R
6 39 (4.67%) JavaScript
7 38 (4.55%) VBA
8 36 (4.31%) PHP
8 36 (4.31%) T-SQL
9 33 (3.95%) PowerShell
10 32 (3.83%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.56%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.44%) C
14 9 (1.08%) Java 8
14 9 (1.08%) Ruby
15 7 (0.84%) C++
15 7 (0.84%) PHP 5
16 6 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 105 (12.56%) Degree
2 89 (10.65%) Security Cleared
3 80 (9.57%) SC Cleared
4 78 (9.33%) DV Cleared
5 43 (5.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (2.15%) CCNA
6 18 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.91%) Sun Certification
8 11 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (1.20%) APMP
9 10 (1.20%) MAPM
9 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
10 9 (1.08%) CISM
10 9 (1.08%) CISSP
10 9 (1.08%) ISEB
10 9 (1.08%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.96%) MCSE
12 7 (0.84%) CISA
12 7 (0.84%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.90%) QA
2 26 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.99%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.56%) SLA
5 10 (1.20%) PMO
6 8 (0.96%) MiFID
7 7 (0.84%) EMIR
8 5 (0.60%) NCSC
8 5 (0.60%) NIST
9 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.24%) GDPR
10 2 (0.24%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.24%) SEPA
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.12%) PSD2
11 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 47 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.50%) Docker
3 19 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.72%) vSphere
5 6 (0.72%) XenApp
6 5 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 55 (6.58%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.91%) Ansible
3 12 (1.44%) SCCM
4 6 (0.72%) SCOM
5 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.60%) Puppet
5 5 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.60%) WSUS
6 4 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.48%) Terraform
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Grafana
9 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 99 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 95 (11.36%) Bloomberg
3 93 (11.12%) Oracle
4 40 (4.78%) Reuters
5 33 (3.95%) Google
6 32 (3.83%) Cisco
7 31 (3.71%) SAP
8 24 (2.87%) Refinitiv
9 20 (2.39%) Citrix
10 19 (2.27%) VMware
11 10 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.08%) Capita
12 9 (1.08%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.96%) Charles River
13 8 (0.96%) Dell
13 8 (0.96%) HP
13 8 (0.96%) hybris
13 8 (0.96%) Sony
14 7 (0.84%) Sybase
14 7 (0.84%) Tableau