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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 202 150
Rank change year-on-year +13 -52  
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 26 44 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.71% 1.29%
As % of the General category 1.52% 1.91% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 21 39 53
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1705 2300 1769
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 36.11% 37.37% 34.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1331 1783 1445
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Back Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +19 10 £32,500 -14.92% 2
Warwickshire +21 5 £40,000 -2.43%
Coventry +17 5 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Staffordshire +1 3 £35,000 +4.47%
Worcestershire -7 1 £40,000 +3.22%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (40.91%) NoSQL
3 16 (36.36%) Node.js
3 16 (36.36%) React
3 16 (36.36%) SQL
3 16 (36.36%) MySQL
4 14 (31.82%) Linux
5 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (29.55%) Mentoring
6 12 (27.27%) RESTful
6 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 12 (27.27%) HTML
6 12 (27.27%) CSS
7 11 (25.00%) Games
7 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 11 (25.00%) jQuery
8 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 10 (22.73%) SOA
9 9 (20.45%) OO
9 9 (20.45%) Python
9 9 (20.45%) CRM
9 9 (20.45%) PHP
9 9 (20.45%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (20.45%) Scrum
9 9 (20.45%) LAMP
9 9 (20.45%) Web Development
9 9 (20.45%) TDD
9 9 (20.45%) Mobile Games
9 9 (20.45%) Online Games

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 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Magento
2 1 (2.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (9.09%) Firewall
1 4 (9.09%) iSCSI
1 4 (9.09%) NAS
1 4 (9.09%) Network Security
1 4 (9.09%) SAN
1 4 (9.09%) VLAN
1 4 (9.09%) VPN
1 4 (9.09%) WLAN
2 1 (2.27%) DHCP
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.91%) NoSQL
2 16 (36.36%) MySQL
3 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
4 9 (20.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (20.45%) MongoDB
5 7 (15.91%) Data Mining
5 7 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.09%) Selenium
3 4 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 3 (6.82%) PROIV
General
1 11 (25.00%) Games
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) PHP Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Python Software Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
4 8 (18.18%) PHP Web Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Web Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Administrator
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Network Administrator
6 4 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (4.55%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Magento Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) Node.js
1 16 (36.36%) React
2 12 (27.27%) CSS
2 12 (27.27%) HTML
2 12 (27.27%) RESTful
3 11 (25.00%) jQuery
4 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
4 9 (20.45%) CSS3
4 9 (20.45%) HTML5
4 9 (20.45%) LAMP
4 9 (20.45%) Natural Language Processing
5 7 (15.91%) Django
5 7 (15.91%) Flask
6 5 (11.36%) XML
7 4 (9.09%) XML Messaging
8 3 (6.82%) SOAP
8 3 (6.82%) Web Services
9 1 (2.27%) Dojo
9 1 (2.27%) DOM
9 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Mobile Games
1 9 (20.45%) Online Games
1 9 (20.45%) User Experience
2 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) BBC
4 1 (2.27%) BYOD
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Online Gambling
4 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.82%) Unix
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (29.55%) Mentoring
2 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 10 (22.73%) SOA
4 9 (20.45%) API Integration
4 9 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (20.45%) CRM
4 9 (20.45%) Machine Learning
4 9 (20.45%) Microservices
4 9 (20.45%) OO
4 9 (20.45%) OO PHP
4 9 (20.45%) Scrum
4 9 (20.45%) TDD
4 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing
4 9 (20.45%) User Stories
4 9 (20.45%) Web Development
5 8 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
5 8 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (15.91%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (36.36%) SQL
3 9 (20.45%) PHP
3 9 (20.45%) Python
4 5 (11.36%) C#
5 4 (9.09%) Java
6 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.09%) CCNA
2 4 (9.09%) CCNP
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) HND
4 1 (2.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.27%) CEH
4 1 (2.27%) CISM
4 1 (2.27%) CISSP
4 1 (2.27%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Docker
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) Firmware
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) HP
4 4 (9.09%) Juniper
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle
4 4 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 4 (9.09%) ProCurve
4 4 (9.09%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Pega
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) webMethods
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