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 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 310 233
Rank change year-on-year -22 -77  
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 781 997 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.00% 1.41%
As % of the General category 2.24% 2.30% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 617 839 1155
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,750 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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 34879 43257 48005
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.03% 43.39% 44.41%
Number of salaries quoted 27436 35296 37828
Median salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Back Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 760 £57,500 +4.54% 118
London -16 445 £65,000 -3.70% 68
South East +62 127 £42,000 +10.52% 12
City of London -31 74 £60,000 -4.00% 13
Buckinghamshire +39 42 £24,750 -50.50% 2
North West -47 41 £42,500 +18.05% 8
East of England +20 38 £47,500 - 3
Milton Keynes +34 37 £22,000 -72.50% 2
West Midlands -1 37 £40,000 -5.88% 5
South West +1 29 £52,500 +38.45% 7
Manchester -12 28 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Surrey +26 27 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Hampshire +32 24 £37,500 -1.31% 2
Berkshire +47 20 £47,500 -9.09% 2
East Midlands +12 20 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Yorkshire +1 18 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Birmingham +18 17 £42,500 -17.07% 3
Bristol -11 14 £60,000 +84.61% 7
Slough - 14 £47,500 - 1
Woking +23 13 £38,000 +16.92% 1
West Yorkshire -8 13 £50,000 +53.84% 5
Bletchley - 13 - -
Oxfordshire +17 11 £57,500 +109.09% 2
Essex +9 11 £55,000 +57.14%
Leeds +7 11 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Hertfordshire +1 10 £32,000 -36.00%
Cheshire -25 10 £51,250 +42.36% 1
Andover - 10 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire +31 9 £57,500 - 1
Luton +24 9 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 747 (46.72%) Finance
2 405 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
3 398 (24.89%) SQL
4 371 (23.20%) Banking
5 292 (18.26%) Windows
6 283 (17.70%) Microsoft
7 277 (17.32%) SQL Server
8 227 (14.20%) C#
9 223 (13.95%) Java
10 210 (13.13%) Business Analysis
11 209 (13.07%) .NET
12 189 (11.82%) Scrum
13 187 (11.69%) JavaScript
14 177 (11.07%) Front Office
15 159 (9.94%) Linux
16 158 (9.88%) ITIL
17 152 (9.51%) Marketing
18 151 (9.44%) Degree
19 147 (9.19%) Project Management
20 146 (9.13%) SDLC
21 141 (8.82%) HTML
22 140 (8.76%) Retail
23 139 (8.69%) Microsoft Office
24 138 (8.63%) Oracle
25 129 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
26 125 (7.82%) Mentoring
27 120 (7.50%) XML
28 116 (7.25%) TDD
29 115 (7.19%) Windows Server
30 112 (7.00%) CSS

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 51 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.06%) CMS
4 31 (1.94%) IIS
5 28 (1.75%) Confluence
6 26 (1.63%) Skype for Business
7 21 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (1.19%) Apache
8 19 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
8 19 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.88%) IBM Notes
11 12 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.38%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.38%) nginx
15 5 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 139 (8.69%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (2.00%) Actimize
2 30 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.69%) SAP MDG
4 11 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.63%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.50%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
7 7 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 7 (0.44%) SAP CRM
8 6 (0.38%) Bloomberg AIM
8 6 (0.38%) thinkFolio
9 5 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.31%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.25%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.69%) SaaS
2 33 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.38%) Office 365
4 18 (1.13%) GitHub
5 16 (1.00%) Yammer
6 10 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
7 8 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.38%) G Suite
9 4 (0.25%) PaaS
10 3 (0.19%) Boomi
10 3 (0.19%) Dropbox
10 3 (0.19%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.19%) Slack
10 3 (0.19%) Trello
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.13%) IaaS
11 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.32%) VPN
2 65 (4.07%) Firewall
3 60 (3.75%) DNS
4 53 (3.31%) DHCP
5 43 (2.69%) SAN
6 37 (2.31%) LAN
7 34 (2.13%) WAN
8 27 (1.69%) NAS
9 26 (1.63%) TCP/IP
10 21 (1.31%) Internet
10 21 (1.31%) VoIP
11 20 (1.25%) Network Security
12 18 (1.13%) Intranet
12 18 (1.13%) VLAN
13 15 (0.94%) SSL
14 14 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.75%) SNMP
16 11 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (0.69%) Cisco PIX
16 11 (0.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 76 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 74 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (4.32%) MySQL
5 38 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 37 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (2.19%) MongoDB
7 35 (2.19%) Relational Database
8 32 (2.00%) NoSQL
9 31 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (1.31%) MS Access
11 19 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (1.13%) SAP HANA
13 16 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.88%) Hazelcast
15 13 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (0.69%) Big Data
17 11 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 69 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 67 (4.19%) JIRA
3 47 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (2.88%) Selenium
5 31 (1.94%) Subversion
5 31 (1.94%) Visual Studio
6 29 (1.81%) Jenkins
7 22 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 21 (1.31%) SpecFlow
9 18 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (1.06%) JUnit
10 17 (1.06%) Maven
11 16 (1.00%) FitNesse
11 16 (1.00%) HP UFT
11 16 (1.00%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.69%) WinDbg
13 10 (0.63%) Jasmine
13 10 (0.63%) Mocha
14 9 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.56%) Bitbucket
General
1 747 (46.72%) Finance
2 371 (23.20%) Banking
3 177 (11.07%) Front Office
4 152 (9.51%) Marketing
5 140 (8.76%) Retail
6 77 (4.82%) Legal
7 69 (4.32%) Investment Banking
8 53 (3.31%) Telecoms
9 45 (2.81%) Financial Institution
10 42 (2.63%) Games
11 40 (2.50%) Private Banking
12 39 (2.44%) Advertising
13 38 (2.38%) Manufacturing
14 32 (2.00%) Corporate Banking
15 19 (1.19%) Retail Banking
16 17 (1.06%) Music Industry
17 16 (1.00%) Electronics
18 12 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.50%) Billing
20 6 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 451 (28.21%) Analyst
2 389 (24.33%) Developer
3 191 (11.94%) Business Analyst
4 109 (6.82%) Applications Support
5 107 (6.69%) Architect
6 100 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 93 (5.82%) Senior Developer
8 92 (5.75%) Java Developer
9 78 (4.88%) Financial Analyst
9 78 (4.88%) Service Analyst
10 77 (4.82%) SQL Developer
11 71 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
12 70 (4.38%) Project Manager
13 65 (4.07%) Applications Support Analyst
14 59 (3.69%) Banking Analyst
14 59 (3.69%) Consultant
15 58 (3.63%) C# Developer
16 56 (3.50%) Finance Business Analyst
17 55 (3.44%) IT Manager
18 53 (3.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (13.07%) .NET
2 141 (8.82%) HTML
3 120 (7.50%) XML
4 112 (7.00%) CSS
5 90 (5.63%) AngularJS
6 85 (5.32%) ASP.NET
7 75 (4.69%) Spring
8 58 (3.63%) HTML5
9 55 (3.44%) J2EE
10 54 (3.38%) FIX Protocol
11 51 (3.19%) jQuery
11 51 (3.19%) Web Services
12 43 (2.69%) Node.js
13 39 (2.44%) .NET Framework
14 37 (2.31%) WCF
15 36 (2.25%) Hibernate
16 33 (2.06%) WPF
17 32 (2.00%) CSS3
17 32 (2.00%) XSD
18 30 (1.88%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 82 (5.13%) Equities
4 79 (4.94%) Fixed Income
5 77 (4.82%) Derivative
6 73 (4.57%) Management Information System
7 69 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 59 (3.69%) Hedge funds
9 54 (3.38%) User Experience
10 52 (3.25%) SWIFT
11 43 (2.69%) Fintech
12 32 (2.00%) Data Centre
13 27 (1.69%) Mobile App
14 25 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
14 25 (1.56%) iPhone
15 23 (1.44%) iPad
16 22 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (1.38%) EPoS
17 20 (1.25%) Clustering
18 19 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 292 (18.26%) Windows
2 159 (9.94%) Linux
3 115 (7.19%) Windows Server
4 80 (5.00%) Unix
5 68 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 38 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.25%) Android
10 13 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.63%) Solaris
11 10 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.38%) CentOS
13 5 (0.31%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.25%) VMS
15 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.13%) Debian
17 1 (0.063%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (13.13%) Business Analysis
3 189 (11.82%) Scrum
4 158 (9.88%) ITIL
5 147 (9.19%) Project Management
6 146 (9.13%) SDLC
7 129 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 125 (7.82%) Mentoring
9 116 (7.25%) TDD
10 111 (6.94%) CRM
11 98 (6.13%) E-Commerce
11 98 (6.13%) Investment Management
12 95 (5.94%) Service Delivery
13 93 (5.82%) Test Automation
14 92 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
15 88 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 79 (4.94%) Asset Management
16 79 (4.94%) MVC
16 79 (4.94%) Web Development
17 75 (4.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 398 (24.89%) SQL
2 227 (14.20%) C#
3 223 (13.95%) Java
4 187 (11.69%) JavaScript
5 82 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 64 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 51 (3.19%) PHP
8 37 (2.31%) Python
9 33 (2.06%) PL/SQL
10 29 (1.81%) C++
11 24 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 19 (1.19%) Perl
13 18 (1.13%) C
14 17 (1.06%) VBA
15 16 (1.00%) VBScript
16 15 (0.94%) ABAP
17 14 (0.88%) Ruby
17 14 (0.88%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.81%) Bash Shell
19 11 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 151 (9.44%) Degree
2 51 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (2.38%) CCNA
4 28 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.69%) CCNP
6 25 (1.56%) ISEB
7 23 (1.44%) MCSE
8 21 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.25%) PMI Certification
10 19 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.81%) ISTQB
11 13 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (0.69%) CCVP
12 11 (0.69%) PhD
12 11 (0.69%) Postgraduate
12 11 (0.69%) Security Cleared
13 8 (0.50%) MCITP
13 8 (0.50%) MCP
14 7 (0.44%) ACCA
15 6 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (5.44%) QA
2 82 (5.13%) SLA
3 56 (3.50%) MiFID
4 26 (1.63%) EMIR
5 24 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (1.31%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.88%) PMO
8 10 (0.63%) ISO 20022
9 8 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (0.44%) GCP
10 7 (0.44%) GDPR
11 6 (0.38%) FATCA
12 5 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.31%) ISO 15022
13 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.25%) SEPA
14 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002
15 1 (0.063%) Solvency II
System Software
1 107 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 66 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.06%) Docker
5 15 (0.94%) ISA Server
6 12 (0.75%) XenApp
7 11 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 11 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (0.56%) Firmware
8 9 (0.56%) KVM
8 9 (0.56%) XenServer
9 7 (0.44%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 7 (0.44%) vSphere
10 6 (0.38%) NFS
10 6 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.19%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (1.19%) Puppet
2 16 (1.00%) SCCM
3 15 (0.94%) WSUS
4 12 (0.75%) Ansible
4 12 (0.75%) SCOM
5 9 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.38%) Grafana
6 6 (0.38%) Kibana
6 6 (0.38%) logstash
6 6 (0.38%) StatsD
6 6 (0.38%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.31%) MOM
8 4 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.19%) Control-M
9 3 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.19%) Nagios
10 2 (0.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 283 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 138 (8.63%) Oracle
3 94 (5.88%) SAP
4 93 (5.82%) VMware
5 67 (4.19%) Citrix
6 50 (3.13%) Cisco
7 49 (3.06%) Bloomberg
8 46 (2.88%) Sybase
9 37 (2.31%) HP
9 37 (2.31%) IBM
10 34 (2.13%) Cognizant
10 34 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
11 30 (1.88%) hybris
12 29 (1.81%) Google
13 20 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 18 (1.13%) Dell
14 18 (1.13%) webMethods
15 17 (1.06%) Pega
16 15 (0.94%) Splunk
17 14 (0.88%) F5
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £140000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MACQUARIE
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-Net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-Net
Salary: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus discretionary bonus and benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
Derbyshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
mpb.com
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago