Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 287 426 375
Rank change year-on-year +139 -51 -33
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 535 923 1,392
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.67% 0.84%
As % of the General category 2.91% 1.71% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 456 773 1,108
Median annual salary £77,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £29,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £122,500 £94,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +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 18,414 53,916 70,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.60% 39.41% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14,658 40,565 54,175
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 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 +141 521 £77,500 +29.17% 99
London +116 366 £90,000 +28.57% 48
UK excluding London +168 160 £40,000 -11.11% 53
Midlands +161 59 £35,423 -8.59% 12
North of England +130 44 £42,500 +13.33% 17
West Midlands +111 32 £35,000 -12.50% 9
South East +97 31 £42,500 -15.00% 10
East Midlands +121 30 £41,500 +10.67% 3
North West +82 27 £45,000 +16.13% 12
Work from Home +7 19 £60,000 -20.00% 22
South West +90 16 £35,900 -5.92% 8
East of England +136 12 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Yorkshire +119 9 £40,750 +23.48% 4
North East +27 8 £32,000 -28.89% 1
Scotland +90 5 £35,000 -19.54% 1
Wales +43 2 £43,750 +60.55% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 302 (56.45%) Finance
2 273 (51.03%) SQL
3 200 (37.38%) Python
4 192 (35.89%) AWS
5 189 (35.33%) Asset Management
6 186 (34.77%) Hedge funds
7 153 (28.60%) Web Services
8 134 (25.05%) SQL Server
9 132 (24.67%) Front Office
9 132 (24.67%) Banking
10 126 (23.55%) DevOps
11 125 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
12 118 (22.06%) Investment Management
13 116 (21.68%) Bloomberg
14 115 (21.50%) Azure
15 112 (20.93%) Fixed Income
16 111 (20.75%) Microservices
17 108 (20.19%) Data Warehouse
18 103 (19.25%) Reference Data
19 102 (19.07%) Equities
20 100 (18.69%) Java
20 100 (18.69%) Eagle PACE
20 100 (18.69%) Markit EDM
21 93 (17.38%) Mentoring
22 91 (17.01%) Kubernetes
23 86 (16.07%) Amazon ECS
24 84 (15.70%) Serverless
25 82 (15.33%) AWS Lambda
26 81 (15.14%) MySQL
27 78 (14.58%) Data 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 75 (14.02%) Apache
2 20 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.93%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.75%) CMS
4 4 (0.75%) Confluence
4 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.75%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.56%) IIS
6 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Synapse
7 1 (0.19%) Appian
7 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 100 (18.69%) Eagle PACE
1 100 (18.69%) Markit EDM
2 71 (13.27%) PolarLake
3 8 (1.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.12%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.75%) Endur
7 3 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.56%) Magento
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.37%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.19%) Orchestrade
9 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 192 (35.89%) AWS
2 115 (21.50%) Azure
3 86 (16.07%) Amazon ECS
4 84 (15.70%) Serverless
5 82 (15.33%) AWS Lambda
6 75 (14.02%) GCP
7 52 (9.72%) Apigee
8 18 (3.36%) Power Platform
8 18 (3.36%) SaaS
9 17 (3.18%) PaaS
10 16 (2.99%) Office 365
11 14 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (1.68%) IaaS
14 7 (1.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (1.12%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
17 4 (0.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.24%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.31%) Firewall
2 7 (1.31%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (1.12%) SSH
3 6 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.93%) DHCP
4 5 (0.93%) DNS
4 5 (0.93%) Skype
5 4 (0.75%) Internet
6 3 (0.56%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (0.56%) LAN
6 3 (0.56%) NGN
6 3 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.56%) SAN
6 3 (0.56%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.56%) VoIP
6 3 (0.56%) Wireless
7 2 (0.37%) AMQP
7 2 (0.37%) VLAN
7 2 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (25.05%) SQL Server
2 108 (20.19%) Data Warehouse
3 81 (15.14%) MySQL
4 74 (13.83%) PostgreSQL
5 72 (13.46%) Amazon Redshift
6 25 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (3.36%) Power BI
7 18 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.62%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.43%) Redis
10 12 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (1.50%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.93%) OLTP
14 5 (0.93%) SSDT
15 4 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.56%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 60 (11.21%) GitLab
1 60 (11.21%) Jenkins
2 52 (9.72%) Artifactory
3 26 (4.86%) JIRA
4 18 (3.36%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.43%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.06%) Maven
7 4 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.75%) Selenium
8 3 (0.56%) JUnit
8 3 (0.56%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.56%) Subversion
9 2 (0.37%) Ant
9 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.19%) Mockito
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 302 (56.45%) Finance
2 132 (24.67%) Banking
2 132 (24.67%) Front Office
3 20 (3.74%) Law
4 18 (3.36%) Legal
5 15 (2.80%) Retail
6 14 (2.62%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.87%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.50%) Marketing
9 7 (1.31%) Police
10 4 (0.75%) Local Government
10 4 (0.75%) Publishing
11 3 (0.56%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.37%) Advertising
12 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 168 (31.40%) Analyst
2 102 (19.07%) Financial Analyst
3 98 (18.32%) Architect
4 97 (18.13%) Business Analyst
5 79 (14.77%) Solutions Architect
6 74 (13.83%) Developer
7 71 (13.27%) Finance Business Analyst
8 59 (11.03%) Data Architect
9 53 (9.91%) Cloud Architect
9 53 (9.91%) Java Architect
9 53 (9.91%) Java Solutions Architect
9 53 (9.91%) Reference Data Analyst
10 52 (9.72%) AWS Architect
10 52 (9.72%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 52 (9.72%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 51 (9.53%) Finance Manager
12 38 (7.10%) Data Business Analyst
13 37 (6.92%) Reference Data Business Analyst
14 35 (6.54%) Data Analyst
15 34 (6.36%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (28.60%) Web Services
2 72 (13.46%) gRPC
3 55 (10.28%) .NET
4 52 (9.72%) OAuth
4 52 (9.72%) Swagger
5 30 (5.61%) CSS
6 29 (5.42%) Pandas
7 26 (4.86%) HTML
8 24 (4.49%) .NET Core
9 21 (3.93%) Node.js
10 20 (3.74%) .NET Framework
10 20 (3.74%) React
11 17 (3.18%) ASP.NET
12 14 (2.62%) jQuery
12 14 (2.62%) Spring
13 13 (2.43%) FIX Protocol
14 12 (2.24%) XML
15 11 (2.06%) Entity Framework
16 10 (1.87%) Middleware
16 10 (1.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 186 (34.77%) Hedge funds
2 112 (20.93%) Fixed Income
3 103 (19.25%) Reference Data
4 102 (19.07%) Equities
5 46 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (7.48%) Derivative
7 24 (4.49%) SWIFT
8 20 (3.74%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.50%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.31%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.12%) Cybercrime
13 6 (1.12%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.12%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.93%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.91%) Linux
2 46 (8.60%) Windows
3 36 (6.73%) Unix
4 15 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.50%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.93%) CentOS
8 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.56%) Android
9 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.37%) HPUX
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (35.33%) Asset Management
2 126 (23.55%) DevOps
3 125 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
4 118 (22.06%) Investment Management
5 111 (20.75%) Microservices
6 93 (17.38%) Mentoring
7 78 (14.58%) Data Management
8 75 (14.02%) Wealth Management
9 70 (13.08%) Enterprise Data Management
10 55 (10.28%) Technology Roadmap
11 48 (8.97%) Software Engineering
12 37 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (6.36%) ITIL
14 31 (5.79%) SDLC
15 30 (5.61%) Scrum
16 29 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (5.05%) Project Management
17 27 (5.05%) Waterfall
18 25 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (4.67%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 273 (51.03%) SQL
2 200 (37.38%) Python
3 100 (18.69%) Java
4 70 (13.08%) R
5 64 (11.96%) C#
6 42 (7.85%) JavaScript
7 30 (5.61%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.55%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.80%) C++
9 15 (2.80%) TypeScript
10 14 (2.62%) PHP
11 12 (2.24%) C
12 9 (1.68%) Perl
12 9 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.12%) VBA
14 5 (0.93%) Java 8
14 5 (0.93%) Korn
15 4 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 52 (9.72%) Sun Certification
2 40 (7.48%) Degree
3 39 (7.29%) Security Cleared
4 36 (6.73%) SC Cleared
5 33 (6.17%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.31%) CCNA
7 7 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.31%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.93%) CFA
9 5 (0.93%) MBA
9 5 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.56%) CISSP
11 3 (0.56%) CLAS
11 3 (0.56%) MCSA
11 3 (0.56%) MCSE
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.55%) QA
2 10 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.68%) MiFID
4 5 (0.93%) EMIR
4 5 (0.93%) GDPR
5 4 (0.75%) PMO
5 4 (0.75%) SEPA
5 4 (0.75%) SLA
6 2 (0.37%) COBIT
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS
7 1 (0.19%) ITGC
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 66 (12.34%) Docker
2 24 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.37%) Xen
7 1 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 91 (17.01%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.67%) Terraform
3 6 (1.12%) Puppet
4 5 (0.93%) Ansible
5 4 (0.75%) MIIS
6 3 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.56%) WSUS
7 2 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.37%) Salt
7 2 (0.37%) SCCM
7 2 (0.37%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) Packer
8 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 116 (21.68%) Bloomberg
2 76 (14.21%) Google
3 73 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 37 (6.92%) Oracle
5 31 (5.79%) Reuters
6 30 (5.61%) FactSet
7 19 (3.55%) Cisco
7 19 (3.55%) SAP
8 10 (1.87%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.50%) Nintex
9 8 (1.50%) Sparx
10 7 (1.31%) VMware
11 5 (0.93%) Citrix
11 5 (0.93%) Palo Alto
11 5 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.93%) SunGard
12 4 (0.75%) IBM
12 4 (0.75%) Yardi
13 3 (0.56%) hybris
13 3 (0.56%) Veeam