Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 398 370 321
Rank change year-on-year -28 -49 -26
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1,143 1,471 1,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.84% 0.98%
As % of the General category 1.94% 1.99% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1,154 1,441
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +6.25%

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 58,835 73,830 72,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.83% 42.05% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 44,902 57,169 58,680
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +1.15%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -32 1,098 £55,000 - 193
London -47 657 £67,500 - 85
UK excluding London +1 467 £43,750 +9.38% 120
South East -5 170 £45,000 +12.50% 33
North of England +22 83 £40,000 - 35
South West +51 75 £45,500 -0.55% 14
Midlands -14 61 £38,132 -4.67% 18
East of England +42 47 £55,000 +22.22% 8
North West +3 46 £45,000 - 19
West Midlands -10 37 £35,750 -20.56% 12
Yorkshire +49 35 £34,500 -1.43% 7
East Midlands +22 24 £47,500 +19.50% 6
Scotland +11 22 £42,500 -14.14% 10
Wales +23 11 £36,000 +5.88% 1
North East +19 6 £53,750 -12.24% 9
Northern Ireland -20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 509 (44.53%) Finance
2 332 (29.05%) SQL
3 325 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
4 285 (24.93%) Banking
5 273 (23.88%) Microsoft
6 229 (20.03%) .NET
7 217 (18.99%) Windows
8 206 (18.02%) SQL Server
9 195 (17.06%) C#
9 195 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
10 192 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
11 186 (16.27%) Java
12 180 (15.75%) Front Office
13 168 (14.70%) JavaScript
14 153 (13.39%) Degree
15 142 (12.42%) Project Management
16 141 (12.34%) Oracle
17 133 (11.64%) ITIL
18 123 (10.76%) HTML
19 121 (10.59%) Linux
20 113 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
21 107 (9.36%) CSS
22 100 (8.75%) ASP.NET
22 100 (8.75%) Scrum
22 100 (8.75%) Business Analysis
23 93 (8.14%) Investment Management
23 93 (8.14%) IT Strategy
24 91 (7.96%) Retail
25 90 (7.87%) Equities
26 86 (7.52%) Fixed Income

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 40 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.15%) IIS
3 34 (2.97%) CMS
4 27 (2.36%) Confluence
5 25 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.31%) MS Exchange
8 14 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
11 10 (0.87%) Alfresco
12 9 (0.79%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.70%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.52%) JBoss
14 6 (0.52%) Joomla!
14 6 (0.52%) SAS
15 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 77 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.087%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.087%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (2.01%) thinkFolio
2 20 (1.75%) Markit EDM
3 18 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (1.49%) Front Arena
5 9 (0.79%) JDE OneWorld
5 9 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.70%) Eagle PACE
7 7 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.61%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.52%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.52%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.44%) Magento
10 4 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.35%) SAP PS
10 4 (0.35%) Scribe Insight
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.26%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.26%) SAP FS
11 3 (0.26%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 56 (4.90%) Office 365
2 55 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.66%) SaaS
5 17 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (0.96%) PaaS
7 8 (0.70%) IaaS
8 6 (0.52%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.35%) GitHub
10 4 (0.35%) Scribe Online
11 3 (0.26%) G Suite
11 3 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.26%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.26%) Yammer
12 2 (0.17%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.16%) WAN
2 54 (4.72%) LAN
3 36 (3.15%) Firewall
4 33 (2.89%) Internet
4 33 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 28 (2.45%) VPN
6 17 (1.49%) Network Security
7 15 (1.31%) DNS
7 15 (1.31%) Intranet
8 14 (1.22%) Skype
9 13 (1.14%) FTP
9 13 (1.14%) Wireless
10 11 (0.96%) DHCP
11 8 (0.70%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.70%) MPLS
11 8 (0.70%) VoIP
12 7 (0.61%) BGP
12 7 (0.61%) CTI
12 7 (0.61%) SAN
13 5 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 39 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (3.32%) MySQL
6 34 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (2.62%) Oracle Database
8 27 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (2.19%) Amazon Aurora
10 21 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (1.49%) Power BI
11 17 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.31%) Big Data
13 14 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 14 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.96%) DTS
15 11 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (5.42%) JIRA
2 59 (5.16%) Subversion
3 43 (3.76%) Maven
4 39 (3.41%) Git (software)
5 30 (2.62%) Selenium
5 30 (2.62%) Visual Studio
6 25 (2.19%) Bitbucket
7 23 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (1.84%) Cucumber
8 21 (1.84%) Jenkins
9 20 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.31%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.96%) Eclipse
11 11 (0.96%) Gradle
11 11 (0.96%) JUnit
11 11 (0.96%) TestNG
12 10 (0.87%) Apache Ivy
12 10 (0.87%) Mercurial
13 8 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 509 (44.53%) Finance
2 285 (24.93%) Banking
3 180 (15.75%) Front Office
4 91 (7.96%) Retail
5 63 (5.51%) Investment Banking
6 58 (5.07%) Telecoms
7 57 (4.99%) Marketing
8 49 (4.29%) Legal
9 31 (2.71%) Law
10 29 (2.54%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.75%) French Language
11 20 (1.75%) German Language
12 19 (1.66%) Billing
12 19 (1.66%) General Ledger
13 13 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (0.87%) Games
14 10 (0.87%) Publishing
15 9 (0.79%) Advertising
16 6 (0.52%) Local Government
16 6 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 314 (27.47%) Analyst
2 225 (19.69%) Developer
3 115 (10.06%) Business Analyst
4 110 (9.62%) Support Analyst
5 109 (9.54%) Applications Support
6 83 (7.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 59 (5.16%) Consultant
8 58 (5.07%) IT Manager
9 45 (3.94%) Project Manager
10 44 (3.85%) .NET Developer
10 44 (3.85%) Banking Analyst
10 44 (3.85%) Service Analyst
11 42 (3.67%) Java Developer
11 42 (3.67%) Senior Developer
11 42 (3.67%) Support Engineer
12 32 (2.80%) C# Developer
12 32 (2.80%) Service Desk Analyst
13 30 (2.62%) Financial Analyst
13 30 (2.62%) SQL Developer
14 28 (2.45%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (20.03%) .NET
2 123 (10.76%) HTML
3 107 (9.36%) CSS
4 100 (8.75%) ASP.NET
5 74 (6.47%) Web Services
6 59 (5.16%) AngularJS
7 54 (4.72%) Spring
7 54 (4.72%) XML
8 44 (3.85%) React
9 43 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 43 (3.76%) jQuery
10 41 (3.59%) REST
11 40 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
12 34 (2.97%) Node.js
13 33 (2.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (2.71%) RESTful
14 31 (2.71%) WCF
15 30 (2.62%) Laravel
16 29 (2.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 25 (2.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 192 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (7.87%) Equities
3 86 (7.52%) Fixed Income
4 81 (7.09%) Derivative
5 73 (6.39%) Management Information System
6 66 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 61 (5.34%) Hedge funds
8 48 (4.20%) Fintech
9 39 (3.41%) Virtual Team
10 37 (3.24%) Data Centre
10 37 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
11 35 (3.06%) Mobile App
12 27 (2.36%) IVR
13 24 (2.10%) User Experience
14 22 (1.92%) SWIFT
15 20 (1.75%) EPoS
16 17 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
17 15 (1.31%) Credit Risk
18 14 (1.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 217 (18.99%) Windows
2 121 (10.59%) Linux
3 81 (7.09%) Unix
4 76 (6.65%) Windows Server
5 51 (4.46%) Windows 7
6 30 (2.62%) Windows 10
7 25 (2.19%) Android
8 23 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.49%) Solaris
11 14 (1.22%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.79%) CentOS
14 8 (0.70%) AIX
14 8 (0.70%) Fedora
14 8 (0.70%) HPUX
15 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
3 142 (12.42%) Project Management
4 133 (11.64%) ITIL
5 113 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 100 (8.75%) Business Analysis
6 100 (8.75%) Scrum
7 93 (8.14%) Investment Management
7 93 (8.14%) IT Strategy
8 85 (7.44%) ERP
8 85 (7.44%) Test Automation
9 82 (7.17%) CRM
10 77 (6.74%) Asset Management
10 77 (6.74%) Change Management
11 70 (6.12%) MVC
12 65 (5.69%) E-Commerce
13 64 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
14 63 (5.51%) SDLC
15 62 (5.42%) Software Engineering
16 60 (5.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 332 (29.05%) SQL
2 195 (17.06%) C#
3 186 (16.27%) Java
4 168 (14.70%) JavaScript
5 43 (3.76%) PHP
6 42 (3.67%) T-SQL
7 32 (2.80%) Python
8 27 (2.36%) PowerShell
8 27 (2.36%) Shell Script
9 25 (2.19%) C
10 24 (2.10%) C++
10 24 (2.10%) VB.NET
11 22 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.92%) VB
12 20 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 20 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 18 (1.57%) Erlang
14 17 (1.49%) Java 8
14 17 (1.49%) Perl
14 17 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 153 (13.39%) Degree
2 32 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (1.40%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.05%) ISEB
7 11 (0.96%) MCSE
8 10 (0.87%) MBA
8 10 (0.87%) Security Cleared
9 9 (0.79%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.70%) APMG
10 8 (0.70%) CFA
11 6 (0.52%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.52%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.35%) CCNA
13 4 (0.35%) CIMA
13 4 (0.35%) IIBA
13 4 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.86%) QA
2 56 (4.90%) SLA
3 33 (2.89%) GDPR
4 18 (1.57%) MiFID
4 18 (1.57%) PMO
5 11 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.87%) SEPA
7 9 (0.79%) PSD2
8 6 (0.52%) IFRS
8 6 (0.52%) IFRS 9
8 6 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.44%) COBIT
10 3 (0.26%) Basel III
10 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.26%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.087%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 85 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.92%) Docker
4 12 (1.05%) XenApp
5 11 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.44%) vSphere
7 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.26%) Firmware
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.087%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.087%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.087%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (1.31%) SCCM
2 14 (1.22%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
4 10 (0.87%) Ansible
5 7 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.44%) Puppet
7 4 (0.35%) Control-M
7 4 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.35%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.26%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.26%) SCOM
8 3 (0.26%) Terraform
9 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.17%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.087%) logstash
10 1 (0.087%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 273 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 141 (12.34%) Oracle
3 55 (4.81%) Citrix
4 49 (4.29%) VMware
5 45 (3.94%) SAP
6 34 (2.97%) Cisco
7 29 (2.54%) Bloomberg
7 29 (2.54%) Red Hat
8 28 (2.45%) Reuters
9 27 (2.36%) Charles River
10 25 (2.19%) ServiceNow
11 24 (2.10%) SimCorp
12 23 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (1.84%) Calypso
13 21 (1.84%) iManage
14 20 (1.75%) Tableau
15 19 (1.66%) Veeam
16 18 (1.57%) Sony
16 18 (1.57%) Verint
17 17 (1.49%) IBM