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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Back Office
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 408 357 250
Rank change year-on-year -51 -107 +38
Permanent jobs citing Back Office 554 213 66
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.78% 0.68% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.22% 1.34% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 273 170 64
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,024 £36,625
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,000 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £113,750
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% -40.66% +106.82%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £138,750
90th Percentile £94,750 £85,000 £163,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 45,305 15,948 4,361
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 63.44% 50.55% 47.17%
Number of salaries quoted 24,407 12,324 3,550
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £79,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Back Office
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Back Office trend for jobs with a WFH option

Back Office
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Back Office.

Back Office salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Back Office
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Back Office over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Back Office salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Back Office job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Back Office.

1 267 (48.19%) Agile
2 176 (31.77%) Finance
3 167 (30.14%) Social Skills
4 125 (22.56%) JavaScript
4 125 (22.56%) Software Engineering
5 124 (22.38%) C#
6 108 (19.49%) .NET
7 104 (18.77%) SQL
8 99 (17.87%) Microsoft
9 97 (17.51%) Azure
10 88 (15.88%) SQL Server
11 86 (15.52%) DevOps
12 85 (15.34%) Degree
13 81 (14.62%) RESTful
13 81 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
14 80 (14.44%) CSS
15 79 (14.26%) Git (software)
16 78 (14.08%) Microservices
17 76 (13.72%) Windows
18 74 (13.36%) React
18 74 (13.36%) Full Stack Development
19 72 (13.00%) HTML
19 72 (13.00%) Computer Science
20 67 (12.09%) PHP
21 66 (11.91%) Scrum
22 65 (11.73%) Kubernetes
23 61 (11.01%) Mentoring
23 61 (11.01%) Docker
24 60 (10.83%) Laravel
25 59 (10.65%) ASP.NET

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 24 (4.33%) Confluence
2 16 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.90%) CMS
4 5 (0.90%) MQSeries
4 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.54%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (5.05%) Sketch
2 25 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) SAP BPC
2 6 (1.08%) SAP CO
2 6 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.72%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.18%) Kondor
6 1 (0.18%) Line 50
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 97 (17.51%) Azure
2 55 (9.93%) AWS
3 46 (8.30%) SaaS
4 33 (5.96%) Figma
5 28 (5.05%) Miro
6 27 (4.87%) GitHub
7 26 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (4.69%) Microsoft 365
8 24 (4.33%) GCP
9 23 (4.15%) Amazon Cognito
10 20 (3.61%) Azure Key Vault
11 19 (3.43%) Serverless
12 14 (2.53%) Azure Service Bus
13 11 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (1.99%) Power Platform
14 10 (1.81%) Azure Functions
14 10 (1.81%) Azure Logic Apps
14 10 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (1.44%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 7 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.60%) LAN
2 29 (5.23%) Internet
3 25 (4.51%) HTTP
4 19 (3.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (2.53%) Unified Communications
6 13 (2.35%) Firewall
7 11 (1.99%) WAN
8 9 (1.62%) SD-WAN
9 7 (1.26%) Network Security
10 4 (0.72%) DHCP
10 4 (0.72%) DNS
10 4 (0.72%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.36%) Broadband
11 2 (0.36%) SSH
11 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.18%) SAN
12 1 (0.18%) VPN
12 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (15.88%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.78%) MySQL
3 25 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 20 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.35%) Big Data
6 13 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (1.99%) Data Lake
8 11 (1.99%) Power BI
8 11 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.62%) Redis
10 8 (1.44%) Geospatial Data
10 8 (1.44%) GIS
11 7 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.08%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.36%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.36%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 79 (14.26%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.86%) JIRA
3 26 (4.69%) GitLab
4 25 (4.51%) Jenkins
5 21 (3.79%) PHPUnit
6 11 (1.99%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.99%) Selenium
6 11 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (1.99%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.36%) GoogleTest
7 2 (0.36%) Log4Net
7 2 (0.36%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.36%) NMock
7 2 (0.36%) NUnit
7 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.36%) TestRail
8 1 (0.18%) Maven
8 1 (0.18%) Mockito
General
1 176 (31.77%) Finance
2 167 (30.14%) Social Skills
3 51 (9.21%) Public Sector
4 50 (9.03%) Games
5 45 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (8.12%) Banking
6 44 (7.94%) Retail
7 33 (5.96%) Marketing
8 31 (5.60%) Local Government
9 22 (3.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 16 (2.89%) Legal
11 15 (2.71%) Organisational Skills
12 12 (2.17%) Publishing
13 10 (1.81%) Influencing Skills
13 10 (1.81%) Telecoms
14 9 (1.62%) Automotive
15 8 (1.44%) Brand Awareness
16 7 (1.26%) Front Office
17 5 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
18 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 155 (27.98%) Developer
2 68 (12.27%) Software Engineer
3 62 (11.19%) Analyst
4 48 (8.66%) Senior Developer
5 39 (7.04%) C# Developer
5 39 (7.04%) Product Manager
6 32 (5.78%) .NET Developer
6 32 (5.78%) Project Manager
7 31 (5.60%) Business Analyst
8 28 (5.05%) Designer
8 28 (5.05%) Interaction Designer
9 24 (4.33%) Architect
10 22 (3.97%) PHP Software Engineer
11 21 (3.79%) .NET Software Engineer
11 21 (3.79%) Web Engineer
12 20 (3.61%) IoT Developer
12 20 (3.61%) Support Analyst
13 19 (3.43%) IT Manager
13 19 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
14 18 (3.25%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (19.49%) .NET
2 81 (14.62%) RESTful
3 80 (14.44%) CSS
4 74 (13.36%) React
5 72 (13.00%) HTML
6 60 (10.83%) Laravel
7 59 (10.65%) ASP.NET
8 42 (7.58%) HTML5
9 38 (6.86%) Node.js
10 37 (6.68%) Vue.js
11 35 (6.32%) CSS3
12 33 (5.96%) .NET Core
13 31 (5.60%) ASP.NET Web API
14 30 (5.42%) Kafka
15 29 (5.23%) Tailwind CSS
16 28 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (4.15%) gRPC
17 23 (4.15%) HTML5 Canvas
17 23 (4.15%) Swagger
18 22 (3.97%) Nuxt
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.03%) User Experience
2 47 (8.48%) Virtual Team
3 30 (5.42%) NHS
4 28 (5.05%) Graphic Design
5 25 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 25 (4.51%) IoT
6 19 (3.43%) Blog
6 19 (3.43%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.53%) Public Cloud
9 13 (2.35%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.81%) Educational Technology
10 10 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Licensing
12 7 (1.26%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (1.26%) Cyberattack
12 7 (1.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.72%) Windows
2 55 (9.93%) Linux
3 49 (8.84%) Android
4 13 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.62%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 7 (1.26%) Unix
7 6 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.90%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.54%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (48.19%) Agile
2 125 (22.56%) Software Engineering
3 86 (15.52%) DevOps
4 81 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
5 78 (14.08%) Microservices
6 74 (13.36%) Full Stack Development
7 72 (13.00%) Computer Science
8 66 (11.91%) Scrum
9 61 (11.01%) Mentoring
10 54 (9.75%) CI/CD
11 51 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (9.03%) Analytics
13 47 (8.48%) Front End Development
14 45 (8.12%) Fintech
14 45 (8.12%) Waterfall
15 43 (7.76%) E-Commerce
16 41 (7.40%) Mathematics
16 41 (7.40%) SDLC
16 41 (7.40%) Workshop Facilitation
17 40 (7.22%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 125 (22.56%) JavaScript
2 124 (22.38%) C#
3 104 (18.77%) SQL
4 67 (12.09%) PHP
5 53 (9.57%) TypeScript
6 26 (4.69%) Python
7 23 (4.15%) Go
8 20 (3.61%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.43%) Java
10 14 (2.53%) C++
11 12 (2.17%) Kotlin
11 12 (2.17%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.26%) C
13 4 (0.72%) Bash
14 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.54%) VBA
15 2 (0.36%) Clojure
15 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.36%) R
16 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 85 (15.34%) Degree
2 32 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.90%) MBCS
5 3 (0.54%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.36%) CCNA
6 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.36%) MCSE
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.36%) PMP
6 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.18%) APMP
7 1 (0.18%) CCNP
7 1 (0.18%) CISSP
7 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.18%) MCP
7 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.14%) Accessibility
2 28 (5.05%) WCAG
3 27 (4.87%) QA
4 7 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.54%) GDPR
6 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.54%) SLA
7 2 (0.36%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) ITGC
System Software
1 61 (11.01%) Docker
2 14 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 65 (11.73%) Kubernetes
2 28 (5.05%) Terraform
3 10 (1.81%) Ansible
4 9 (1.62%) MIIS
5 8 (1.44%) Jamf Pro
5 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.54%) Salt
7 2 (0.36%) Istio
8 1 (0.18%) Control-M
8 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (17.87%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.58%) Xamarin
3 33 (5.96%) SAP
4 28 (5.05%) Google
4 28 (5.05%) NEC
5 26 (4.69%) Cisco
6 24 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.62%) IBM
7 9 (1.62%) Oracle
8 8 (1.44%) Databricks
9 7 (1.26%) Cognos
9 7 (1.26%) Planview
9 7 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.08%) Blue Prism
10 6 (1.08%) Splunk
10 6 (1.08%) Workday
11 5 (0.90%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.72%) PagerDuty
12 4 (0.72%) Sun
12 4 (0.72%) VMware