The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 71 92 91
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 241 202 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.58% 2.75% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 3.30% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 214 184 159
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £24,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Business Analysis
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5777 6128 5466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.90% 83.50% 79.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4790 4867 4629
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Analysis
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the North West region.

Business Analysis Salary Trend in the North West

Business Analysis
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Business Analysis Salary Histogram in the North West

Business Analysis
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 162 £41,000 +11.56% 24
Cheshire -9 37 £40,000 +2.56% 8
Lancashire +25 27 £41,500 -12.63% 5
Merseyside 0 11 £38,500 - 1
Cumbria -8 2 £57,500 +81.80%
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 206 (38.72%) Finance
2 173 (32.52%) Project Management
3 110 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 95 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (17.29%) PRINCE2
5 92 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (13.91%) Degree
7 73 (13.72%) ISEB
8 61 (11.47%) Banking
9 59 (11.09%) Microsoft
10 55 (10.34%) ERP
11 53 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
11 53 (9.96%) Retail
11 53 (9.96%) Systems Analysis
12 52 (9.77%) .NET
13 51 (9.59%) Data Analysis
13 51 (9.59%) Workflow
14 50 (9.40%) SQL
15 49 (9.21%) SQL Server
16 47 (8.83%) SAP
17 45 (8.46%) UML
18 44 (8.27%) Use Case
18 44 (8.27%) Analytics
19 43 (8.08%) Risk Management
20 42 (7.89%) CRM
21 40 (7.52%) SDLC
22 39 (7.33%) Scrum
23 37 (6.95%) Change Management
23 37 (6.95%) C#
23 37 (6.95%) User Acceptance Testing

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.57%) SAS
3 7 (1.32%) Apache
4 4 (0.75%) FileNet
4 4 (0.75%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.56%) CMS
5 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.56%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.19%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.19%) Confluence
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 34 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.32%) MS Office
3 16 (3.01%) MS Project
4 15 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.44%) SPSS
5 13 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.88%) SAP SD
1 10 (1.88%) SAP FI
1 10 (1.88%) SAP FI/CO
1 10 (1.88%) SAP CO
1 10 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.69%) SAP MM
2 9 (1.69%) SAP HCM
3 6 (1.13%) Magento
3 6 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.75%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.75%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.38%) SaaS
1 2 (0.38%) GitHub
1 2 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.13%) Wireless
2 5 (0.94%) Intranet
3 3 (0.56%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) Extranet
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) Broadband
4 1 (0.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.39%) BusinessObjects
3 29 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (3.95%) QlikView
6 20 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.44%) Pentaho
9 12 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 12 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.32%) Base SAS
11 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (1.32%) MySQL
12 6 (1.13%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.13%) SAP Data Services
12 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.75%) OLAP
14 3 (0.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.13%) LSMW
3 3 (0.56%) Subversion
3 3 (0.56%) JIRA
4 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.19%) VisualSVN
5 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.19%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 206 (38.72%) Finance
2 61 (11.47%) Banking
3 53 (9.96%) Retail
4 17 (3.20%) Retail Banking
5 15 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.13%) Marketing
8 5 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.75%) Back Office
10 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 3 (0.56%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 2 (0.38%) Billing
11 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 329 (61.84%) Analyst
2 281 (52.82%) Business Analyst
3 77 (14.47%) Consultant
4 37 (6.95%) Senior Business Analyst
4 37 (6.95%) Project Manager
4 37 (6.95%) Senior Analyst
5 34 (6.39%) Systems Analyst
6 31 (5.83%) IT Business Analyst
7 28 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
7 28 (5.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 28 (5.26%) Developer
8 23 (4.32%) Business Systems Analyst
9 18 (3.38%) Architect
10 15 (2.82%) Business IT Analyst
11 14 (2.63%) SAP Analyst
12 13 (2.44%) Team Leader
12 13 (2.44%) Project Analyst
12 13 (2.44%) DBA
13 12 (2.26%) Junior
13 12 (2.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.77%) .NET
2 21 (3.95%) HTML
3 16 (3.01%) CSS
4 12 (2.26%) Web Services
5 11 (2.07%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.69%) jQuery
7 7 (1.32%) EDI
7 7 (1.32%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.13%) XML
8 6 (1.13%) Zend Framework
9 5 (0.94%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.56%) Middleware
10 3 (0.56%) BAPI
10 3 (0.56%) Apache Flex
10 3 (0.56%) MXML
11 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (0.38%) Ajax
12 1 (0.19%) WCF
12 1 (0.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 92 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.82%) User Experience
4 14 (2.63%) Visualisation
5 11 (2.07%) Replication
6 10 (1.88%) NHS
7 9 (1.69%) FMCG
8 5 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.56%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.56%) Derivative
9 3 (0.56%) Clustering
9 3 (0.56%) Psychology
9 3 (0.56%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.38%) Human Factors
10 2 (0.38%) Informatics
10 2 (0.38%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.38%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.19%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.13%) Windows
2 4 (0.75%) UNIX
3 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.38%) Android
3 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (32.52%) Project Management
2 110 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 95 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (17.29%) PRINCE2
5 55 (10.34%) ERP
6 53 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
6 53 (9.96%) Systems Analysis
7 51 (9.59%) Data Analysis
7 51 (9.59%) Workflow
8 45 (8.46%) UML
9 44 (8.27%) Use Case
9 44 (8.27%) Analytics
10 43 (8.08%) Risk Management
11 42 (7.89%) CRM
12 40 (7.52%) SDLC
13 39 (7.33%) Scrum
14 37 (6.95%) Change Management
14 37 (6.95%) User Acceptance Testing
15 34 (6.39%) Business Analytics
15 34 (6.39%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.40%) SQL
2 37 (6.95%) C#
3 25 (4.70%) Java
4 20 (3.76%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.01%) T-SQL
5 16 (3.01%) Python
6 13 (2.44%) R
7 9 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.50%) VB
8 8 (1.50%) PHP
9 7 (1.32%) C++
9 7 (1.32%) ABAP
10 6 (1.13%) C
11 5 (0.94%) VBA
11 5 (0.94%) VBScript
12 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.56%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (13.91%) Degree
2 73 (13.72%) ISEB
3 26 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 14 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.50%) CISA
8 8 (1.50%) CISSP
9 6 (1.13%) APMP
10 4 (0.75%) IIBA
10 4 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.38%) CBAP
11 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.38%) MCSA
12 1 (0.19%) PMP
12 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.82%) QA
2 5 (0.94%) SLA
3 4 (0.75%) GCP
3 4 (0.75%) GLP
3 4 (0.75%) COBIT
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 59 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.83%) SAP
3 35 (6.58%) Oracle
4 14 (2.63%) Cognos
4 14 (2.63%) Tableau
5 13 (2.44%) IBM
6 9 (1.69%) Teradata
7 8 (1.50%) Capita
8 6 (1.13%) Zend
8 6 (1.13%) Cloudera
9 5 (0.94%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.94%) Metastorm
10 4 (0.75%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.75%) Sage
10 4 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.56%) Adobe
11 3 (0.56%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.38%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.38%) Orchard
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