Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 256 269
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 -47
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 75 51 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.52% 0.65%
As % of the General category 2.04% 1.38% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 39 42 73
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £31,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £44,875 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +15.00%

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 3,680 3,704 4,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.77% 37.60% 37.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,798 2,927 3,334
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,591 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.70% -4.49% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +11 36 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Halesowen - 11 £45,000 - 2
Birmingham -23 9 £33,750 +3.85% 1
Warwickshire +1 5 £26,000 -35.00% 2
Worcestershire +25 4 £45,500 +21.33% 2
Staffordshire +9 3 - - 5
Wolverhampton - 3 £22,000 -
Solihull - 2 £26,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 38 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.67%) SQL
3 27 (36.00%) Linux
3 27 (36.00%) NoSQL
3 27 (36.00%) Mentoring
4 25 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 25 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 24 (32.00%) CRM
6 23 (30.67%) JavaScript
6 23 (30.67%) Finance
6 23 (30.67%) Retail
7 22 (29.33%) TDD
8 21 (28.00%) Software Engineering
8 21 (28.00%) Microservices
8 21 (28.00%) Games
8 21 (28.00%) Scrum
9 19 (25.33%) Test Automation
9 19 (25.33%) Software Testing
10 18 (24.00%) Node.js
10 18 (24.00%) User Stories
10 18 (24.00%) React
10 18 (24.00%) Python
11 17 (22.67%) User Experience
12 16 (21.33%) Jenkins
12 16 (21.33%) Docker
12 16 (21.33%) Flask
12 16 (21.33%) Natural Language Processing
12 16 (21.33%) Machine Learning
12 16 (21.33%) RESTful
12 16 (21.33%) Django

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 9 (12.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.67%) iTrent
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) SMS
2 6 (8.00%) HTTP
3 3 (4.00%) Internet
4 2 (2.67%) DNS
4 2 (2.67%) SMTP
5 1 (1.33%) Firewall
5 1 (1.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (36.00%) NoSQL
2 25 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 16 (21.33%) Data Mining
3 16 (21.33%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (17.33%) MySQL
5 9 (12.00%) Redis
6 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 16 (21.33%) Jenkins
3 9 (12.00%) Eclipse
3 9 (12.00%) Subversion
4 6 (8.00%) AppScan
5 2 (2.67%) JIRA
5 2 (2.67%) PHPUnit
5 2 (2.67%) Xdebug
6 1 (1.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (30.67%) Finance
1 23 (30.67%) Retail
2 21 (28.00%) Games
3 9 (12.00%) Billing
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Analyst
2 16 (21.33%) Python Engineer
2 16 (21.33%) Software Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) Python Software Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Information Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Senior Information Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 6 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Developer
6 5 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) IT Support
6 5 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.00%) Node.js
1 18 (24.00%) React
2 16 (21.33%) Django
2 16 (21.33%) Flask
2 16 (21.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 16 (21.33%) RESTful
3 9 (12.00%) XML
4 4 (5.33%) jQuery
5 3 (4.00%) .NET
6 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.67%) CSS
6 2 (2.67%) CSS3
6 2 (2.67%) HTML
6 2 (2.67%) HTML5
6 2 (2.67%) LAMP
6 2 (2.67%) Laravel
7 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.33%) Web Services
7 1 (1.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) User Experience
2 16 (21.33%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (14.67%) BBC
4 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.00%) EPoS
5 6 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (5.33%) BYOD
6 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
7 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.67%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (2.67%) AS400
8 2 (2.67%) iSeries
8 2 (2.67%) Online Games
9 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.33%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.00%) Linux
2 11 (14.67%) CentOS
2 11 (14.67%) Debian
3 9 (12.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.00%) Windows
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.00%) Mentoring
3 24 (32.00%) CRM
4 22 (29.33%) TDD
5 21 (28.00%) Microservices
5 21 (28.00%) Scrum
5 21 (28.00%) Software Engineering
6 19 (25.33%) Software Testing
6 19 (25.33%) Test Automation
7 18 (24.00%) User Stories
8 16 (21.33%) Artificial Intelligence
8 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (21.33%) Machine Learning
8 16 (21.33%) SOA
8 16 (21.33%) Speech Recognition
8 16 (21.33%) Unit Testing
9 12 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (16.00%) Logistics
9 12 (16.00%) Waterfall
10 11 (14.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.67%) SQL
2 23 (30.67%) JavaScript
3 18 (24.00%) Python
4 9 (12.00%) C++
5 5 (6.67%) Java
5 5 (6.67%) Scala
6 4 (5.33%) PHP
7 2 (2.67%) C#
7 2 (2.67%) Perl
7 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.67%) VBA
8 1 (1.33%) C
8 1 (1.33%) Erlang
8 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) CEH
1 10 (13.33%) CISM
1 10 (13.33%) CISSP
1 10 (13.33%) CRISC
2 6 (8.00%) CISA
2 6 (8.00%) GIAC
2 6 (8.00%) OSCP
3 4 (5.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 4 (5.33%) CCSP
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.67%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) MCITP
4 2 (2.67%) MCTS
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) GDPR
2 1 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (21.33%) Docker
2 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (21.33%) Marathon
2 6 (8.00%) HP Fortify
2 6 (8.00%) WebInspect
3 3 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Red Hat
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.00%) HP
3 6 (8.00%) IBM
3 6 (8.00%) Qualys
3 6 (8.00%) Veracode
4 2 (2.67%) Google
5 1 (1.33%) Capita
5 1 (1.33%) hybris
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.33%) SAP