Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Back Office
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 328 309 254
Rank change year-on-year -19 -55 +31
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 1745 1991 2839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.05% 1.30%
As % of the General category 2.21% 2.45% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1696 2371
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -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 78852 81123 98702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.07% 42.72% 45.06%
Number of salaries quoted 57534 66056 78854
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -22 1683 £55,000 -1.79% 89
London -29 1080 £65,000 - 54
UK excluding London -4 629 £42,500 -5.56% 37
South East +8 244 £43,500 -8.42% 9
North of England +3 135 £40,000 +2.56% 10
East of England +45 89 £35,000 -17.65% 3
North West +5 86 £41,000 -1.20% 8
Midlands -35 84 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Yorkshire +11 47 £37,500 -11.76% 2
South West -33 47 £65,000 +85.71% 5
West Midlands -32 42 £40,000 - 7
East Midlands +12 28 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Scotland -36 13 £44,500 -2.20% 2
Isle of Man - 13 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -21 4 £40,000 +33.33%
North East -6 2 £58,750 +23.68%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 835 (47.85%) Finance
2 476 (27.28%) SQL
3 408 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
4 390 (22.35%) Banking
5 346 (19.83%) Microsoft
6 340 (19.48%) Windows
7 302 (17.31%) .NET
8 301 (17.25%) C#
9 290 (16.62%) SQL Server
10 232 (13.30%) Java
11 222 (12.72%) Front Office
12 215 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
13 205 (11.75%) Investment Banking
14 204 (11.69%) Asset Management
15 203 (11.63%) Linux
16 201 (11.52%) Degree
17 200 (11.46%) JavaScript
18 186 (10.66%) Business Analysis
19 183 (10.49%) HTML
20 175 (10.03%) Scrum
21 169 (9.68%) ITIL
22 163 (9.34%) Oracle
22 163 (9.34%) SDLC
23 161 (9.23%) CSS
24 155 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
25 153 (8.77%) MVC
26 143 (8.19%) Retail
27 140 (8.02%) Project Management
28 131 (7.51%) Process Improvement
29 129 (7.39%) ASP.NET

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 80 (4.58%) CMS
2 48 (2.75%) IIS
3 42 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 34 (1.95%) MS Exchange
5 30 (1.72%) NServiceBus
6 29 (1.66%) Confluence
7 22 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.97%) Apache
9 16 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (0.92%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.57%) JBoss
12 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.46%) OpenROAD
13 8 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.40%) SAS
15 6 (0.34%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.23%) Commerce Server 2007
16 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.23%) FileNet
Applications
1 111 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.057%) InVision
8 1 (0.057%) Moqups
8 1 (0.057%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 39 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.03%) Markit EDM
3 16 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
7 7 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
7 7 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.34%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.29%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.23%) Endur
10 4 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
10 4 (0.23%) Kondor
10 4 (0.23%) nopCommerce
10 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.15%) SaaS
2 53 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.29%) Office 365
5 22 (1.26%) IaaS
6 12 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (0.69%) G Suite
7 11 (0.63%) GitHub
8 10 (0.57%) iPaaS
9 8 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.40%) PaaS
11 5 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (0.23%) Dropbox
12 4 (0.23%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.23%) Slack
12 4 (0.23%) Yammer
13 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.17%) Datadog
13 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 97 (5.56%) VPN
2 80 (4.58%) Firewall
3 61 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 51 (2.92%) DNS
4 51 (2.92%) SAN
5 50 (2.87%) VLAN
6 49 (2.81%) DHCP
7 47 (2.69%) LAN
8 41 (2.35%) WAN
9 35 (2.01%) Internet
10 34 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
11 25 (1.43%) HTTP
11 25 (1.43%) Wireless
12 23 (1.32%) NAS
13 20 (1.15%) BGP
13 20 (1.15%) FTP
14 18 (1.03%) Wireshark
15 17 (0.97%) HTTPS
15 17 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (0.97%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (16.62%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.99%) MySQL
3 60 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 49 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (2.58%) Relational Database
7 42 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (1.43%) Big Data
10 24 (1.38%) Redis
11 22 (1.26%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.63%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
18 8 (0.46%) Essbase
18 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 110 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 99 (5.67%) JIRA
3 48 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 38 (2.18%) Subversion
6 35 (2.01%) NUnit
7 33 (1.89%) Moq
7 33 (1.89%) Selenium
8 29 (1.66%) Visual Studio
9 26 (1.49%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.20%) Maven
11 20 (1.15%) JUnit
12 19 (1.09%) SoapUI
13 14 (0.80%) Cucumber
14 12 (0.69%) Hudson
15 11 (0.63%) Zephyr
16 10 (0.57%) SpecFlow
16 10 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 9 (0.52%) ClearCase
18 8 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 835 (47.85%) Finance
2 390 (22.35%) Banking
3 222 (12.72%) Front Office
4 205 (11.75%) Investment Banking
5 143 (8.19%) Retail
6 119 (6.82%) Marketing
7 118 (6.76%) Retail Banking
8 95 (5.44%) Legal
9 68 (3.90%) Military
10 48 (2.75%) Advertising
11 47 (2.69%) Games
12 37 (2.12%) Corporate Banking
12 37 (2.12%) Telecoms
13 35 (2.01%) Manufacturing
14 33 (1.89%) Financial Institution
15 29 (1.66%) Billing
16 17 (0.97%) Music Industry
17 13 (0.74%) Electronics
18 12 (0.69%) Publishing
19 10 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 502 (28.77%) Analyst
2 421 (24.13%) Developer
3 233 (13.35%) Business Analyst
4 139 (7.97%) IT Manager
5 107 (6.13%) C# Developer
6 105 (6.02%) .NET Developer
7 99 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 95 (5.44%) Java Developer
9 94 (5.39%) Project Manager
10 93 (5.33%) Support Analyst
11 92 (5.27%) Senior Analyst
12 79 (4.53%) Consultant
13 78 (4.47%) C# .NET Developer
14 75 (4.30%) Applications Support
14 75 (4.30%) Architect
15 74 (4.24%) Service Analyst
15 74 (4.24%) Service Manager
16 71 (4.07%) Banking Analyst
17 68 (3.90%) Software Developer
18 65 (3.72%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (17.31%) .NET
2 183 (10.49%) HTML
3 161 (9.23%) CSS
4 129 (7.39%) ASP.NET
5 102 (5.85%) XML
6 101 (5.79%) AngularJS
7 90 (5.16%) HTML5
8 88 (5.04%) Web Services
9 75 (4.30%) jQuery
10 68 (3.90%) Spring
11 62 (3.55%) .NET Framework
11 62 (3.55%) WCF
12 53 (3.04%) RESTful
13 51 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 46 (2.64%) JSON
15 45 (2.58%) FIX Protocol
15 45 (2.58%) Hibernate
16 42 (2.41%) SOAP
17 41 (2.35%) WPF
18 40 (2.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 215 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (6.70%) Equities
3 116 (6.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 99 (5.67%) Derivative
5 93 (5.33%) Management Information System
6 80 (4.58%) Fixed Income
7 61 (3.50%) Computer Science
8 60 (3.44%) Fintech
9 55 (3.15%) Virtual Team
10 52 (2.98%) Hedge funds
11 49 (2.81%) Reference Data
12 47 (2.69%) Mobile App
13 45 (2.58%) User Experience
14 44 (2.52%) Mainframe
15 42 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
16 39 (2.23%) Pricing Data
17 35 (2.01%) Data Centre
18 33 (1.89%) Client/Server
19 31 (1.78%) OTC Derivatives
20 25 (1.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 340 (19.48%) Windows
2 203 (11.63%) Linux
3 121 (6.93%) Unix
4 107 (6.13%) Windows Server
5 53 (3.04%) Windows 7
6 49 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (1.89%) Android
9 31 (1.78%) Apple iOS
10 19 (1.09%) Solaris
11 14 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.80%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.74%) CentOS
13 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.52%) Debian
15 7 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.23%) VMS
18 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
19 1 (0.057%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (11.69%) Asset Management
3 186 (10.66%) Business Analysis
4 175 (10.03%) Scrum
5 169 (9.68%) ITIL
6 163 (9.34%) SDLC
7 155 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 153 (8.77%) MVC
9 140 (8.02%) Project Management
10 131 (7.51%) Process Improvement
11 127 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 122 (6.99%) Change Management
13 119 (6.82%) Wealth Management
14 111 (6.36%) Test Automation
15 110 (6.30%) E-Commerce
15 110 (6.30%) OO
16 102 (5.85%) Service Management
17 100 (5.73%) Document Management
18 94 (5.39%) CRM
19 89 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 476 (27.28%) SQL
2 301 (17.25%) C#
3 232 (13.30%) Java
4 200 (11.46%) JavaScript
5 79 (4.53%) T-SQL
6 77 (4.41%) Python
7 68 (3.90%) PHP
8 55 (3.15%) C++
9 40 (2.29%) Ruby
10 34 (1.95%) C
11 32 (1.83%) VBA
12 31 (1.78%) PowerShell
13 28 (1.60%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.32%) Perl
15 22 (1.26%) VB.NET
16 21 (1.20%) VB
17 16 (0.92%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.86%) VB6
19 13 (0.74%) TypeScript
20 12 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 201 (11.52%) Degree
2 38 (2.18%) ISEB
3 37 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (1.95%) CCNA
5 32 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 28 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.20%) Security Cleared
8 16 (0.92%) CCNP
9 14 (0.80%) SC Cleared
10 11 (0.63%) CASP
10 11 (0.63%) CFA
10 11 (0.63%) CIMA
10 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.46%) CCA
11 8 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (0.46%) MCP
12 7 (0.40%) PMP
13 6 (0.34%) MCSE
13 6 (0.34%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (7.28%) QA
2 117 (6.70%) SLA
3 50 (2.87%) MiFID
4 38 (2.18%) PMO
5 31 (1.78%) EMIR
6 26 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (1.26%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
9 11 (0.63%) FATCA
10 10 (0.57%) GDPR
10 10 (0.57%) UCITS
11 9 (0.52%) AIFMD
12 8 (0.46%) Data Quality
13 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
14 5 (0.29%) ISO 20022
15 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.23%) PSD2
16 3 (0.17%) ISO 15022
17 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
17 2 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 105 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 88 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.43%) XenApp
5 21 (1.20%) vSphere
6 14 (0.80%) Docker
6 14 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
7 13 (0.74%) Terminal Services
8 12 (0.69%) ISA Server
9 9 (0.52%) KVM
9 9 (0.52%) XenServer
10 8 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.46%) Terminal Server
10 8 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.17%) Firmware
14 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.057%) iptables
15 1 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (1.09%) Ansible
2 18 (1.03%) SCCM
3 16 (0.92%) Puppet
3 16 (0.92%) WSUS
4 14 (0.80%) SCOM
5 10 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.52%) ZABBIX
7 7 (0.40%) Kibana
8 4 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.23%) MOM
9 3 (0.17%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.17%) logstash
10 2 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.057%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.057%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.057%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.057%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.057%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.057%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.057%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 346 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 163 (9.34%) Oracle
3 117 (6.70%) VMware
4 91 (5.21%) Citrix
5 90 (5.16%) SAP
6 84 (4.81%) Xerox
7 54 (3.09%) Cisco
8 50 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
9 43 (2.46%) IBM
10 31 (1.78%) Murex
11 26 (1.49%) Sybase
11 26 (1.49%) Zend
12 23 (1.32%) Adobe
13 22 (1.26%) Bloomberg
14 21 (1.20%) Apple
15 20 (1.15%) Google
15 20 (1.15%) NetApp
16 17 (0.97%) F5
16 17 (0.97%) Red Hat
16 17 (0.97%) Tableau