Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 277 283 222
Rank change year-on-year +6 -61 +29
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 21 43 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.43% 1.06%
As % of the General category 0.64% 1.14% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17 35 62
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% -1.23% -7.43%
10th Percentile £24,100 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £71,500 £62,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

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 3,293 3,784 4,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.57% 38.05% 38.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,492 3,018 3,436
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Birmingham +1 8 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Coventry +11 6 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Warwickshire +29 5 £30,000 -25.00%
Worcestershire +7 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Project Management
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Process Management
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) Service Management
4 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
4 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (23.81%) Supplier Management
5 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
5 4 (19.05%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (19.05%) Process Improvement
5 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Retail
5 4 (19.05%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (19.05%) Six Sigma
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 3 (14.29%) HTML
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 3 (14.29%) ITSM
6 3 (14.29%) Management Information System

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 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Manufacturing
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.76%) Advertising
5 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Business Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Business Process Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Process Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Symfony
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) AS400
2 3 (14.29%) iSeries
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) EPoS
3 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 7 (33.33%) Project Management
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Process Management
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) Supplier Management
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
4 4 (19.05%) Lean Six Sigma
4 4 (19.05%) Process Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
4 4 (19.05%) Six Sigma
5 3 (14.29%) Decision-Making
5 3 (14.29%) Hardware Maintenance
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) Innovative Thinking
5 3 (14.29%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) PHP
2 2 (9.52%) VB
2 2 (9.52%) VBA
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (4.76%) AAT
2 1 (4.76%) CIMA
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Tableau