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

Back Office
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 306 233
Rank change year-on-year -5 -73  
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 905 1014 1519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.03% 1.39%
As % of the General category 2.40% 2.41% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 705 885 1207
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 £31,250 £31,250 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £86,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median 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 37781 42113 48806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.49% 42.80% 44.58%
Number of salaries quoted 44691 51714 58867
Median salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £28,750 £29,560
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 11 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 June 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 +1 883 £57,500 +4.54% 128
London +3 530 £62,500 -3.84% 72
UK excluding London -12 365 £42,500 - 56
South East +58 160 £45,000 +1.12% 19
North of England -18 78 £46,250 +23.33% 13
Midlands -49 50 £40,000 -15.78% 12
East of England +18 40 £40,000 -20.00% 5
South West -22 24 £42,500 +12.08% 7
Scotland +11 10 £46,250 +2.77%
Wales +1 2 £35,000 +20.68%
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 794 (46.14%) Finance
2 443 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
3 432 (25.10%) SQL
4 410 (23.82%) Banking
5 333 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 330 (19.17%) Windows
7 318 (18.48%) SQL Server
8 252 (14.64%) C#
9 243 (14.12%) Java
10 241 (14.00%) .NET
11 201 (11.68%) Scrum
12 198 (11.50%) Business Analysis
13 191 (11.10%) Retail
14 179 (10.40%) JavaScript
15 175 (10.17%) Linux
16 171 (9.94%) ITIL
16 171 (9.94%) Degree
17 168 (9.76%) Front Office
18 167 (9.70%) SDLC
19 162 (9.41%) Oracle
20 158 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
21 148 (8.60%) HTML
22 147 (8.54%) Project Management
23 144 (8.37%) Marketing
24 131 (7.61%) CSS
24 131 (7.61%) Mentoring
25 127 (7.38%) XML
25 127 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
26 122 (7.09%) E-Commerce
27 119 (6.91%) TDD

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 55 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.85%) CMS
3 47 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 32 (1.86%) Confluence
5 31 (1.80%) IIS
6 28 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 25 (1.45%) Apache
8 19 (1.10%) Skype for Business
9 18 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.87%) NServiceBus
12 15 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.70%) JBoss
13 12 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.52%) OpenROAD
15 8 (0.46%) nginx
16 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 158 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
2 101 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.058%) InVision
8 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.86%) Actimize
3 17 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.46%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.46%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.46%) SAP MDG
6 8 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 7 (0.41%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.29%) Endur
9 5 (0.29%) Misys Opics
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.29%) Softmar
9 5 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.91%) SaaS
2 36 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.86%) Office 365
4 17 (0.99%) GitHub
5 14 (0.81%) Yammer
6 9 (0.52%) G Suite
6 9 (0.52%) IaaS
7 7 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
8 6 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.29%) Dropbox
9 5 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.29%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.29%) PaaS
10 4 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.23%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.17%) Boomi
11 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.17%) Slack
11 3 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 88 (5.11%) VPN
2 73 (4.24%) Firewall
3 65 (3.78%) DNS
4 61 (3.54%) DHCP
5 50 (2.91%) LAN
6 46 (2.67%) SAN
7 44 (2.56%) WAN
8 40 (2.32%) TCP/IP
9 32 (1.86%) VLAN
10 27 (1.57%) NAS
11 26 (1.51%) Intranet
12 21 (1.22%) Internet
13 20 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (1.16%) VoIP
14 19 (1.10%) Cisco PIX
14 19 (1.10%) Network Security
15 14 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (0.76%) HTTP
16 13 (0.76%) MPLS
17 12 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 82 (4.76%) MySQL
4 80 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 43 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (2.32%) NoSQL
8 39 (2.27%) Relational Database
9 34 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (1.80%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.28%) MS Access
12 20 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
13 19 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
15 17 (0.99%) SAP HANA
16 15 (0.87%) RDBMS
17 14 (0.81%) Hazelcast
18 12 (0.70%) Redis
19 11 (0.64%) Big Data
19 11 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 84 (4.88%) JIRA
2 67 (3.89%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.91%) Selenium
4 49 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (2.38%) Subversion
6 31 (1.80%) Jenkins
7 27 (1.57%) Visual Studio
8 22 (1.28%) Maven
9 21 (1.22%) TeamCity
10 20 (1.16%) SoapUI
11 19 (1.10%) SpecFlow
12 17 (0.99%) JUnit
12 17 (0.99%) Moq
13 16 (0.93%) NUnit
14 15 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (0.81%) FitNesse
15 14 (0.81%) HP UFT
15 14 (0.81%) Jasmine
16 11 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (0.58%) WinDbg
General
1 794 (46.14%) Finance
2 410 (23.82%) Banking
3 191 (11.10%) Retail
4 168 (9.76%) Front Office
5 144 (8.37%) Marketing
6 102 (5.93%) Investment Banking
7 82 (4.76%) Legal
8 59 (3.43%) Telecoms
9 51 (2.96%) Financial Institution
10 47 (2.73%) Advertising
11 45 (2.61%) Manufacturing
12 44 (2.56%) Games
13 38 (2.21%) Private Banking
14 37 (2.15%) Retail Banking
15 36 (2.09%) Corporate Banking
16 25 (1.45%) Military
17 19 (1.10%) Electronics
18 17 (0.99%) Music Industry
19 15 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 476 (27.66%) Analyst
2 406 (23.59%) Developer
3 190 (11.04%) Business Analyst
4 112 (6.51%) Applications Support
5 110 (6.39%) Support Analyst
6 108 (6.28%) Architect
7 100 (5.81%) Java Developer
8 94 (5.46%) Senior Developer
9 87 (5.06%) Service Analyst
10 80 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
11 78 (4.53%) Financial Analyst
11 78 (4.53%) Project Manager
12 76 (4.42%) SQL Developer
13 67 (3.89%) Applications Support Analyst
14 66 (3.83%) Banking Analyst
15 63 (3.66%) Consultant
16 62 (3.60%) C# Developer
17 60 (3.49%) IT Manager
18 57 (3.31%) Finance Business Analyst
18 57 (3.31%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (14.00%) .NET
2 148 (8.60%) HTML
3 131 (7.61%) CSS
4 127 (7.38%) XML
5 98 (5.69%) ASP.NET
6 90 (5.23%) Spring
7 87 (5.06%) AngularJS
8 72 (4.18%) HTML5
9 68 (3.95%) Web Services
10 57 (3.31%) J2EE
11 53 (3.08%) FIX Protocol
11 53 (3.08%) jQuery
12 50 (2.91%) .NET Framework
13 46 (2.67%) Hibernate
14 42 (2.44%) JSON
14 42 (2.44%) Node.js
14 42 (2.44%) WPF
15 39 (2.27%) WCF
16 37 (2.15%) CSS3
16 37 (2.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.52%) Equities
3 90 (5.23%) Management Information System
4 85 (4.94%) Derivative
4 85 (4.94%) Fixed Income
5 80 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 75 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 59 (3.43%) Hedge funds
7 59 (3.43%) User Experience
8 48 (2.79%) Fintech
9 44 (2.56%) SWIFT
10 35 (2.03%) Mobile App
11 34 (1.98%) Data Centre
12 32 (1.86%) Virtual Team
13 30 (1.74%) iPhone
14 25 (1.45%) iPad
15 24 (1.39%) EPoS
16 23 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (1.22%) Reference Data
18 18 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 330 (19.17%) Windows
2 175 (10.17%) Linux
3 114 (6.62%) Windows Server
4 75 (4.36%) Unix
5 66 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (2.67%) Apple iOS
7 46 (2.67%) Windows 7
8 31 (1.80%) Android
9 23 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.52%) Solaris
12 7 (0.41%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.35%) CentOS
13 6 (0.35%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.23%) VMS
16 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (11.68%) Scrum
3 198 (11.50%) Business Analysis
4 171 (9.94%) ITIL
5 167 (9.70%) SDLC
6 147 (8.54%) Project Management
7 131 (7.61%) Mentoring
8 127 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 122 (7.09%) E-Commerce
10 119 (6.91%) TDD
11 108 (6.28%) Service Delivery
12 105 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
13 100 (5.81%) Asset Management
14 99 (5.75%) CRM
14 99 (5.75%) Test Automation
15 96 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 89 (5.17%) Investment Management
16 89 (5.17%) MVC
17 80 (4.65%) Software Engineering
18 79 (4.59%) OO
Programming Languages
1 432 (25.10%) SQL
2 252 (14.64%) C#
3 243 (14.12%) Java
4 179 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 87 (5.06%) T-SQL
6 52 (3.02%) PHP
6 52 (3.02%) PowerShell
7 42 (2.44%) Python
8 36 (2.09%) C++
9 34 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 26 (1.51%) C
10 26 (1.51%) Ruby
11 23 (1.34%) VBA
12 20 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.76%) ABAP
13 13 (0.76%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.76%) VBScript
14 12 (0.70%) Perl
15 11 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 171 (9.94%) Degree
2 57 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (2.61%) CCNA
4 29 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (1.57%) ISEB
6 25 (1.45%) CCNP
6 25 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (1.16%) MCSE
9 18 (1.05%) PMI Certification
9 18 (1.05%) Security Cleared
10 11 (0.64%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.58%) CCVP
11 10 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.46%) MCP
13 7 (0.41%) ACCA
13 7 (0.41%) PhD
13 7 (0.41%) Postgraduate
13 7 (0.41%) SC Cleared
14 6 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (6.04%) QA
2 99 (5.75%) SLA
3 56 (3.25%) MiFID
4 30 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.57%) PMO
6 25 (1.45%) EMIR
7 20 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.81%) ISO 20022
9 8 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.46%) ISO 15022
10 7 (0.41%) GDPR
10 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.35%) SEPA
12 5 (0.29%) GCP
12 5 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.17%) FATCA
15 1 (0.058%) Actionable Recommendations
15 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
System Software
1 113 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 78 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.28%) XenApp
5 19 (1.10%) Terminal Services
5 19 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
6 16 (0.93%) ISA Server
7 15 (0.87%) XenServer
8 14 (0.81%) KVM
9 10 (0.58%) Docker
9 10 (0.58%) Firmware
9 10 (0.58%) vSphere
10 6 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.29%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.17%) NFS
13 3 (0.17%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.12%) Xen
14 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (1.16%) WSUS
2 19 (1.10%) Puppet
3 16 (0.93%) SCOM
4 15 (0.87%) SCCM
5 12 (0.70%) ZABBIX
6 11 (0.64%) Ansible
6 11 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (0.35%) Grafana
8 6 (0.35%) Kibana
8 6 (0.35%) logstash
8 6 (0.35%) MOM
8 6 (0.35%) StatsD
9 3 (0.17%) Control-M
10 2 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.058%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.058%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.058%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 333 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 162 (9.41%) Oracle
3 104 (6.04%) SAP
4 100 (5.81%) VMware
5 78 (4.53%) Citrix
6 60 (3.49%) Cisco
7 48 (2.79%) Sybase
8 46 (2.67%) Bloomberg
9 41 (2.38%) Cognizant
10 37 (2.15%) hybris
11 36 (2.09%) IBM
11 36 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
12 34 (1.98%) Xerox
13 30 (1.74%) HP
14 24 (1.39%) Google
15 19 (1.10%) F5
15 19 (1.10%) McAfee
16 18 (1.05%) JD Edwards
16 18 (1.05%) Pega
17 17 (0.99%) Red Hat
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Life Cov
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus discretionary bonus and benefit
Posted: 5 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Compass Point Business Services Ltd
Salary: From £16,433 to £18,573 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + plus package
Posted: Yesterday
Harlow, Essex
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £32k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Explore Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £28k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, shares, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago