Period
to 21 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 271 252
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 -10
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 56 44 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.42% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.55% 1.11% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 63
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -18.18%
10th Percentile £30,000 £20,400 £25,250
90th Percentile £58,500 £48,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,607 3,978 3,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.22% 38.16% 36.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,741 3,100 3,092
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,550 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the West Midlands

Back Office
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Back Office in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Back Office in the West Midlands

Back Office
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Back Office in the West Midlands

Back Office
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Halesowen -20 20 £45,000 +114.29% 1
Birmingham +17 14 £40,000 - 1
Coventry +4 13 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Staffordshire +7 3 - - 3
Worcestershire - 2 £46,000 - 3
Warwickshire -15 1 £60,000 +110.53% 1
Solihull - 1 £26,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 28 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 22 (39.29%) MySQL
2 22 (39.29%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (37.50%) Games
4 20 (35.71%) BBC
5 19 (33.93%) Linux
6 18 (32.14%) JavaScript
6 18 (32.14%) SQL
7 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (28.57%) MongoDB
7 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 15 (26.79%) Node.js
8 15 (26.79%) React
8 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
9 13 (23.21%) PHP
9 13 (23.21%) OO
9 13 (23.21%) Web Development
10 12 (21.43%) User Experience
10 12 (21.43%) Finance
10 12 (21.43%) Retail
11 11 (19.64%) LAMP
11 11 (19.64%) Debian
11 11 (19.64%) SMS
11 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
11 11 (19.64%) OO PHP
11 11 (19.64%) API Integration
11 11 (19.64%) jQuery
11 11 (19.64%) Online Games
11 11 (19.64%) CentOS
12 10 (17.86%) Test Automation

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (16.07%) Apache
2 2 (3.57%) WordPress
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.79%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) SMS
2 4 (7.14%) Firewall
3 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 2 (3.57%) DNS
4 2 (3.57%) HTTP
4 2 (3.57%) Internet
4 2 (3.57%) SAN
4 2 (3.57%) SMTP
5 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 22 (39.29%) MySQL
3 16 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
5 9 (16.07%) Redis
6 7 (12.50%) Data Mining
6 7 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) Eclipse
2 9 (16.07%) Subversion
3 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.57%) JIRA
4 2 (3.57%) PHPUnit
4 2 (3.57%) Xdebug
5 1 (1.79%) AppScan
5 1 (1.79%) Selenium
5 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (37.50%) Games
2 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 12 (21.43%) Retail
3 9 (16.07%) Billing
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Front Office
5 1 (1.79%) Local Government
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Developer
3 13 (23.21%) PHP Developer
4 10 (17.86%) PHP Web Developer
4 10 (17.86%) Web Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Python Software Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Senior PHP Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Software Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) ERP Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) ERP Support
9 2 (3.57%) PHP WordPress Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Node.js
1 15 (26.79%) React
2 11 (19.64%) jQuery
2 11 (19.64%) LAMP
3 9 (16.07%) CSS
3 9 (16.07%) CSS3
3 9 (16.07%) HTML
3 9 (16.07%) HTML5
3 9 (16.07%) XML
4 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 7 (12.50%) Django
5 7 (12.50%) Flask
5 7 (12.50%) Natural Language Processing
5 7 (12.50%) RESTful
6 6 (10.71%) .NET
6 6 (10.71%) Laravel
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.79%) Web Services
7 1 (1.79%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.71%) BBC
2 12 (21.43%) User Experience
3 11 (19.64%) Online Games
4 7 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (7.14%) EPoS
6 3 (5.36%) Mobile Games
6 3 (5.36%) Replication
7 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Linux
2 11 (19.64%) CentOS
2 11 (19.64%) Debian
3 9 (16.07%) Ubuntu
4 4 (7.14%) Windows
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.21%) OO
3 13 (23.21%) Web Development
4 11 (19.64%) API Integration
4 11 (19.64%) OO PHP
5 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 10 (17.86%) User Stories
6 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 8 (14.29%) TDD
7 7 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (12.50%) Machine Learning
7 7 (12.50%) Microservices
7 7 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (12.50%) SOA
7 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.50%) Speech Recognition
7 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) JavaScript
1 18 (32.14%) SQL
2 13 (23.21%) PHP
3 9 (16.07%) C++
3 9 (16.07%) Python
4 4 (7.14%) C
5 2 (3.57%) C#
5 2 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.79%) Erlang
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) VB
6 1 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) CEH
1 1 (1.79%) CISA
1 1 (1.79%) CISM
1 1 (1.79%) CISSP
1 1 (1.79%) CRISC
1 1 (1.79%) GIAC
1 1 (1.79%) MCITP
1 1 (1.79%) MCTS
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.79%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Marathon
2 1 (1.79%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.79%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
2 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Google
3 2 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Capita
4 1 (1.79%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) hybris
4 1 (1.79%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) Qualys
4 1 (1.79%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Veracode