Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 259 249
Rank change year-on-year +47 -10 +30
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 33 42 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the General category 1.57% 1.35% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26 24 38
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £38,132 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.66% -15.26% +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,962 £27,250 £28,800
90th Percentile £50,354 £51,000 £54,750
England median annual salary £62,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.73% - -8.33%

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 2,099 3,106 3,917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.78% 39.05% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,595 2,201 2,911
West Midlands median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,125
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.52% +4.25%

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 29 February 2020.

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 29 February 2020. 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
Shropshire - 12 £37,500 -
Staffordshire +12 9 £36,500 +18.70% 3
Warwickshire - 6 £40,000 - 2
Solihull +5 2 £52,368 +4.74%
Birmingham +21 1 £35,007 -8.19% 1
Walsall - 1 £42,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, 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 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) SQL
3 17 (51.52%) T-SQL
4 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
5 13 (39.39%) Finance
6 12 (36.36%) Crystal Reports
6 12 (36.36%) SAP
6 12 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (36.36%) ERP
6 12 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (30.30%) Logistics
8 9 (27.27%) Internet
9 6 (18.18%) ITIL
9 6 (18.18%) Windows
9 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
10 5 (15.15%) Application Virtualisation
10 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (15.15%) Performance Optimisation
10 5 (15.15%) XenApp
10 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
10 5 (15.15%) Ivanti
10 5 (15.15%) Linux
10 5 (15.15%) C#
10 5 (15.15%) Citrix
10 5 (15.15%) Process Management
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (15.15%) Retail
11 4 (12.12%) WinForms

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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Power Platform
2 3 (9.09%) Office 365
3 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
3 2 (6.06%) PowerApps
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
3 2 (6.06%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (6.06%) Yammer
4 1 (3.03%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) Internet
2 4 (12.12%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) Skype
4 1 (3.03%) 5G
4 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (36.36%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (30.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) Power BI
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (6.06%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
3 1 (3.03%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Crystal Reports Writer
1 10 (30.30%) Report Writer
2 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.06%) Crystal Reports Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Integration Developer
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support
5 2 (6.06%) Report Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Software Development Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Subject Matter Expert
6 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
1 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
1 4 (12.12%) WinForms
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.06%) Social Media
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
1 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) ERP
2 10 (30.30%) Logistics
3 6 (18.18%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) Application Virtualisation
4 5 (15.15%) Performance Optimisation
4 5 (15.15%) Process Management
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Service Management
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) Due Diligence
7 1 (3.03%) Image Processing
7 1 (3.03%) Information Assurance
7 1 (3.03%) Internal Audit
7 1 (3.03%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 17 (51.52%) T-SQL
3 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 5 (15.15%) C#
5 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (15.15%) XenApp
1 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) SAP
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix
3 5 (15.15%) Ivanti
4 2 (6.06%) Concur
4 2 (6.06%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) Amdocs
5 1 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.03%) Huawei
5 1 (3.03%) Nokia
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.03%) TOWER Software