Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 273 222
Rank change year-on-year +17 -51 -2
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 49 53 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.53% 1.06%
As % of the General category 1.33% 1.41% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26 45 84
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% -2.44% -3.53%
10th Percentile £25,750 £31,250 £30,150
90th Percentile £47,500 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £54,375 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.43% +4.55% +8.91%

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 3,672 3,760 4,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.70% 37.49% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,778 3,015 3,566
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Coventry +21 26 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Warwickshire +12 8 £26,000 -35.00% 3
Birmingham -22 5 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Wolverhampton - 3 £22,000 - 1
Worcestershire +18 2 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire +7 2 - - 3
Halesowen +10 1 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Solihull - 1 £26,000 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.94%) Mentoring
3 17 (34.69%) SQL
3 17 (34.69%) CRM
3 17 (34.69%) Finance
4 15 (30.61%) TDD
4 15 (30.61%) Retail
4 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
4 15 (30.61%) Microservices
5 14 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 14 (28.57%) Scrum
6 11 (22.45%) Logistics
7 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Games
7 10 (20.41%) SOA
7 10 (20.41%) Linux
7 10 (20.41%) Python
7 10 (20.41%) MongoDB
7 10 (20.41%) NoSQL
7 10 (20.41%) Node.js
7 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
7 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
7 10 (20.41%) RESTful
8 9 (18.37%) Django
8 9 (18.37%) Security Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
8 9 (18.37%) Natural Language Processing
8 9 (18.37%) CRISC

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 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.08%) iTrent
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) MongoDB
1 10 (20.41%) NoSQL
2 9 (18.37%) Data Mining
2 9 (18.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) Redis
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
2 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.20%) AppScan
4 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.04%) JIRA
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 15 (30.61%) Retail
3 10 (20.41%) Games
4 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Advertising
6 1 (2.04%) Automotive
6 1 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Information Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Information Security Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Python Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Security Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Senior Information Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Senior Information Security Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Senior Security Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Software Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Business Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Applications Support
5 5 (10.20%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Principal Software Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Business Process Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Information Assurance Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Process Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Node.js
1 10 (20.41%) RESTful
2 9 (18.37%) Django
2 9 (18.37%) Flask
2 9 (18.37%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (18.37%) React
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) jQuery
4 1 (2.04%) JSON
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) Symfony
4 1 (2.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Linux Command Line
1 9 (18.37%) User Experience
2 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.20%) EPoS
4 4 (8.16%) BYOD
4 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.12%) AS400
5 3 (6.12%) iSeries
5 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (4.08%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (2.04%) BBC
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.04%) CentOS
3 1 (2.04%) Debian
3 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.94%) Mentoring
3 17 (34.69%) CRM
4 15 (30.61%) Microservices
4 15 (30.61%) TDD
5 14 (28.57%) Scrum
5 14 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 11 (22.45%) Logistics
7 10 (20.41%) SOA
7 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
8 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (18.37%) DevOps
8 9 (18.37%) Machine Learning
8 9 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (18.37%) Security Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Speech Recognition
8 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
8 9 (18.37%) User Stories
8 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.41%) Python
4 6 (12.24%) Java
5 5 (10.20%) Scala
6 2 (4.08%) C#
6 2 (4.08%) PHP
6 2 (4.08%) VBA
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) CEH
1 9 (18.37%) CISM
1 9 (18.37%) CISSP
1 9 (18.37%) CRISC
2 5 (10.20%) CISA
2 5 (10.20%) GIAC
2 5 (10.20%) OSCP
3 4 (8.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 4 (8.16%) CCSP
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) AAT
5 1 (2.04%) CIMA
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.04%) MCITP
5 1 (2.04%) MCTS
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Docker
2 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) Marathon
2 5 (10.20%) HP Fortify
2 5 (10.20%) WebInspect
3 3 (6.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) HP
2 5 (10.20%) IBM
2 5 (10.20%) Qualys
2 5 (10.20%) Veracode
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat