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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 79 97 89
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 231 169 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.13% 2.49% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 3.14% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 203 150 190
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -
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
6197 5386 5832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 79.30% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5047 4561 5012
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +26 120 £35,000 -10.25% 18
Cheshire +1 77 £39,500 -1.25% 17
Merseyside +15 19 £41,250 +17.85% 2
Lancashire -13 9 £47,500 +3.26% 2
Cumbria +6 6 £31,627 - 1
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 225 (46.01%) Finance
2 128 (26.18%) SQL
3 119 (24.34%) SQL Server
4 117 (23.93%) Project Management
5 107 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
7 93 (19.02%) Business Intelligence
8 83 (16.97%) MS Excel
9 72 (14.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 70 (14.31%) Degree
11 67 (13.70%) Microsoft
12 66 (13.50%) PRINCE2
13 65 (13.29%) Data Modelling
14 57 (11.66%) Data Warehouse
15 55 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 52 (10.63%) .NET
16 52 (10.63%) ISEB
17 50 (10.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 48 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
19 47 (9.61%) Data Analysis
20 45 (9.20%) SQL Server 2005
20 45 (9.20%) UML
21 43 (8.79%) XML
21 43 (8.79%) Scrum
21 43 (8.79%) Use Case
22 39 (7.98%) ERP
23 38 (7.77%) T-SQL
24 35 (7.16%) C#
25 34 (6.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 32 (6.54%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 6 (1.23%) SharePoint
1 6 (1.23%) CMS
2 5 (1.02%) SAS
3 3 (0.61%) Apache
3 3 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 83 (16.97%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.29%) MS Office
3 10 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.61%) MS Project
5 3 (0.61%) SPSS
5 3 (0.61%) Windchill
6 2 (0.41%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.02%) Magento
3 4 (0.82%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.82%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.41%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.04%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.02%) HTTP
2 4 (0.82%) Internet
3 2 (0.41%) TETRA
4 1 (0.20%) Extranet
4 1 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (24.34%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.66%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (10.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (9.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
10 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.02%) Big Data
11 5 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.02%) WhereScape RED
11 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.82%) BODI
12 4 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.61%) QlikView
13 3 (0.61%) Star Schema
13 3 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (2.04%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.64%) Subversion
3 5 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.61%) JIRA
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.20%) JMeter
6 1 (0.20%) Log4j
6 1 (0.20%) Maven
6 1 (0.20%) Ant
6 1 (0.20%) JUnit
General
1 225 (46.01%) Finance
2 25 (5.11%) Retail
3 23 (4.70%) Banking
4 21 (4.29%) Legal
5 19 (3.89%) Marketing
6 17 (3.48%) Back Office
7 16 (3.27%) Front Office
7 16 (3.27%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.04%) Advertising
9 8 (1.64%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.43%) Law
11 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.82%) Games
12 3 (0.61%) Billing
13 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.41%) Local Government
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
14 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.20%) Electronics
14 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 325 (66.46%) Analyst
2 278 (56.85%) Business Analyst
3 52 (10.63%) Consultant
4 36 (7.36%) Developer
4 36 (7.36%) Senior Analyst
5 34 (6.95%) Senior Business Analyst
6 28 (5.73%) Implementation Consultant
7 27 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 26 (5.32%) Systems Analyst
9 16 (3.27%) Business Systems Analyst
10 15 (3.07%) Financial Business Analyst
10 15 (3.07%) Server Analyst
10 15 (3.07%) SQL Server Analyst
11 14 (2.86%) Graduate
12 13 (2.66%) Financial Services Business Analyst
13 12 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (2.45%) Information Systems Engineer
14 11 (2.25%) Software Implementation Consultant
14 11 (2.25%) Agile Business Analyst
14 11 (2.25%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.63%) .NET
2 43 (8.79%) XML
3 23 (4.70%) ASP.NET
4 17 (3.48%) CSS
4 17 (3.48%) HTML
4 17 (3.48%) Web Services
5 9 (1.84%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.64%) HTML5
6 8 (1.64%) CSS3
7 7 (1.43%) jQuery
8 5 (1.02%) MDX
8 5 (1.02%) RESTful
9 4 (0.82%) PhoneGap
9 4 (0.82%) Backbone.js
9 4 (0.82%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (0.82%) Silverlight
9 4 (0.82%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (0.61%) JSON
11 2 (0.41%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 96 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.27%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.27%) Data Extraction
4 8 (1.64%) User Experience
5 5 (1.02%) N-Tier
6 4 (0.82%) Life Science
6 4 (0.82%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.61%) AS400
8 2 (0.41%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.41%) Informatics
8 2 (0.41%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.41%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.20%) Open Source
9 1 (0.20%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.20%) New Media
9 1 (0.20%) FMCG
9 1 (0.20%) Derivative
9 1 (0.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.86%) Windows
2 6 (1.23%) Linux
3 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.82%) Android
5 3 (0.61%) UNIX
5 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (23.93%) Project Management
2 107 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (19.02%) Business Intelligence
4 72 (14.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 66 (13.50%) PRINCE2
6 65 (13.29%) Data Modelling
7 47 (9.61%) Data Analysis
8 45 (9.20%) UML
9 43 (8.79%) Scrum
9 43 (8.79%) Use Case
10 39 (7.98%) ERP
11 31 (6.34%) Systems Analysis
12 30 (6.13%) ETL
13 29 (5.93%) CRM
13 29 (5.93%) Migration
14 21 (4.29%) ITIL
15 19 (3.89%) E-Commerce
15 19 (3.89%) Software Engineering
16 17 (3.48%) Data Migration
17 16 (3.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 128 (26.18%) SQL
2 38 (7.77%) T-SQL
3 35 (7.16%) C#
4 32 (6.54%) VB.NET
4 32 (6.54%) VBA
5 24 (4.91%) Java
6 20 (4.09%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.25%) VB
8 9 (1.84%) Perl
8 9 (1.84%) C
8 9 (1.84%) Python
9 7 (1.43%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.02%) C++
11 4 (0.82%) PHP
11 4 (0.82%) VBScript
12 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.41%) PHP5
13 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (14.31%) Degree
2 52 (10.63%) ISEB
3 34 (6.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (1.23%) HNC
4 6 (1.23%) ACCA
4 6 (1.23%) CIMA
4 6 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.02%) PMP
5 5 (1.02%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.82%) MCP
6 4 (0.82%) A+ Certification
6 4 (0.82%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.61%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.20%) MCTS
8 1 (0.20%) CCA
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.20%) MCSD
8 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.48%) SLA
2 12 (2.45%) QA
3 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 67 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.13%) Oracle
3 26 (5.32%) SAP
4 14 (2.86%) Informatica
5 12 (2.45%) Teradata
6 6 (1.23%) Business Objects
7 4 (0.82%) Zend
7 4 (0.82%) SYSPRO
8 3 (0.61%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.61%) Infor
8 3 (0.61%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.61%) Omniture
8 3 (0.61%) Netezza
9 2 (0.41%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.41%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.41%) Siebel
9 2 (0.41%) IBM
9 2 (0.41%) Sage
9 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.20%) Primavera
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