Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 255 272
Rank change year-on-year +9 +17 -11
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 38 70 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.71% 0.37%
As % of the General category 1.40% 1.91% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 21 37 29
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.89% +12.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £25,000 £30,000 £19,900
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +4.35%

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 2,712 3,660 3,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.12% 37.11% 37.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,949 2,761 3,051
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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
Birmingham +14 27 £36,566 -8.59% 5
Solihull +10 3 £45,000 +73.08% 1
Coventry -2 3 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Staffordshire +17 2 £30,750 - 3
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 15 (39.47%) ERP
2 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows Server
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 10 (26.32%) ITIL
4 10 (26.32%) LAN
4 10 (26.32%) Finance
5 9 (23.68%) Validation
5 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.68%) Change Management
5 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
5 9 (23.68%) EDIFACT
5 9 (23.68%) WAN
5 9 (23.68%) FTP
5 9 (23.68%) XML
5 9 (23.68%) B2B
5 9 (23.68%) B2C
5 9 (23.68%) EDI
5 9 (23.68%) JD Edwards
5 9 (23.68%) Unix
5 9 (23.68%) JDE OneWorld
5 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
5 9 (23.68%) RPG
5 9 (23.68%) IFS
5 9 (23.68%) Data Validation
5 9 (23.68%) iSeries
5 9 (23.68%) RPG IV
6 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (18.42%) MySQL
6 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management

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 6 (15.79%) CMS
1 6 (15.79%) Joomla!
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (23.68%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (7.89%) Tercero
4 2 (5.26%) SAP ERP
4 2 (5.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) LAN
2 9 (23.68%) FTP
2 9 (23.68%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) Network Security
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.89%) VLAN
3 3 (7.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
3 7 (18.42%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Web Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Lead Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Lead Web Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Business Improvement Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Business Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Business Process Improvement Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Business Process Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Process Improvement Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Process Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Network Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) EDI
1 9 (23.68%) EDIFACT
1 9 (23.68%) XML
2 6 (15.79%) CSS
2 6 (15.79%) Laravel
2 6 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (15.79%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) iSeries
2 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.79%) NHS
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
1 13 (34.21%) Windows Server
2 9 (23.68%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) ERP
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
3 9 (23.68%) B2B
3 9 (23.68%) B2C
3 9 (23.68%) Change Management
3 9 (23.68%) Data Validation
3 9 (23.68%) Validation
4 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.79%) Content Management
5 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.79%) Line Management
5 6 (15.79%) Web Development
6 4 (10.53%) Business Process Improvement
6 4 (10.53%) Process Improvement
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.53%) Six Sigma
6 4 (10.53%) Statistics
7 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) RPG
2 9 (23.68%) RPG IV
3 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) PHP
3 6 (15.79%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.63%) XenApp
1 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) IFS
1 9 (23.68%) JD Edwards
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) Concur
4 1 (2.63%) Avaya
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Ivanti