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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 76 118 97
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -21
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 190 158 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.41% 2.25% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 2.63% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 161 145 126
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,300
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
4812 6019 5619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.41% 85.66% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 5083 4676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +9 97 £42,500 +21.42% 31
Cheshire +45 53 £40,000 -3.03% 11
Lancashire +31 19 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Merseyside +3 14 £34,500 -6.12%
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 160 (40.61%) Finance
2 109 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (21.32%) ISEB
5 83 (21.07%) Project Management
6 72 (18.27%) Degree
7 68 (17.26%) SDLC
8 60 (15.23%) SAP
9 57 (14.47%) UML
9 57 (14.47%) Change Management
10 53 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 50 (12.69%) PRINCE2
12 48 (12.18%) BPMN
13 47 (11.93%) Waterfall
13 47 (11.93%) Management Information System
14 45 (11.42%) Systems Analysis
15 44 (11.17%) Migration
16 42 (10.66%) SQL
17 41 (10.41%) ERP
18 34 (8.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 32 (8.12%) Data Management
19 32 (8.12%) Data Migration
19 32 (8.12%) Line Management
20 28 (7.11%) Business Transformation
20 28 (7.11%) Translating Business Requirements
20 28 (7.11%) Data Analysis
21 27 (6.85%) Manufacturing
21 27 (6.85%) Process Improvement
21 27 (6.85%) People Management
22 26 (6.60%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (2.03%) ColdFusion
2 7 (1.78%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.52%) SAS
4 2 (0.51%) CMS
4 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.09%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (3.30%) MS Project
5 4 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (3.81%) SAP MM
1 15 (3.81%) SAP WM
2 14 (3.55%) SAP HR
3 13 (3.30%) SAP PP
4 10 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (2.28%) SAP CO
5 9 (2.28%) SAP FI
5 9 (2.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (2.03%) SAP HCM
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle FAH
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle iProcurement
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.78%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) SaaS
2 2 (0.51%) GitHub
2 2 (0.51%) Trello
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
3 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.76%) Internet
2 2 (0.51%) Extranet
2 2 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.06%) Oracle BI EE
3 15 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.52%) QlikView
7 5 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.76%) Hyperion Smart View
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.76%) Power BI
8 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.76%) SAS EBI
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.51%) JIRA
3 2 (0.51%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 160 (40.61%) Finance
2 27 (6.85%) Manufacturing
3 24 (6.09%) Banking
4 18 (4.57%) Retail
5 9 (2.28%) Back Office
6 8 (2.03%) Marketing
7 7 (1.78%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.27%) Front Office
8 5 (1.27%) Legal
9 3 (0.76%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 269 (68.27%) Analyst
2 225 (57.11%) Business Analyst
3 45 (11.42%) Business Systems Analyst
3 45 (11.42%) Project Manager
4 44 (11.17%) IT Analyst
5 42 (10.66%) Business IT Analyst
5 42 (10.66%) Consultant
5 42 (10.66%) IT Business Analyst
6 39 (9.90%) Systems Analyst
7 35 (8.88%) SAP Analyst
8 34 (8.63%) Senior Analyst
9 32 (8.12%) Senior Business Analyst
10 19 (4.82%) Lead Business Analyst
11 16 (4.06%) Business Change Analyst
11 16 (4.06%) Business Change Business Analyst
11 16 (4.06%) Business Consultant
12 15 (3.81%) SAP Supply Chain Analyst
12 15 (3.81%) Supply Chain Analyst
13 14 (3.55%) IT Manager
13 14 (3.55%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.08%) .NET
2 8 (2.03%) .NET Framework
2 8 (2.03%) Apache Flex
2 8 (2.03%) MXML
3 7 (1.78%) HTML
4 5 (1.27%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.27%) CSS
4 5 (1.27%) SAP Basis
5 3 (0.76%) Ajax
5 3 (0.76%) XML
6 2 (0.51%) MDX
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.25%) EDI
7 1 (0.25%) jQuery
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.25%) Velocity
7 1 (0.25%) WCF
7 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 109 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (11.93%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.27%) NHS
3 5 (1.27%) User Experience
4 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.02%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.02%) FMCG
4 4 (1.02%) iPad
4 4 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.76%) Driving Licence
5 3 (0.76%) Life Science
5 3 (0.76%) Replication
5 3 (0.76%) Telematics
6 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.51%) Derivative
6 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.51%) Psychology
7 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.25%) Android
1 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.25%) Windows
1 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (21.07%) Project Management
3 68 (17.26%) SDLC
4 57 (14.47%) Change Management
4 57 (14.47%) UML
5 53 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (12.69%) PRINCE2
7 48 (12.18%) BPMN
8 47 (11.93%) Waterfall
9 45 (11.42%) Systems Analysis
10 44 (11.17%) Migration
11 41 (10.41%) ERP
12 32 (8.12%) Data Management
12 32 (8.12%) Data Migration
12 32 (8.12%) Line Management
13 28 (7.11%) Business Transformation
13 28 (7.11%) Data Analysis
13 28 (7.11%) Translating Business Requirements
14 27 (6.85%) People Management
14 27 (6.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.66%) SQL
2 20 (5.08%) Java
3 18 (4.57%) C#
4 9 (2.28%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.03%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.03%) Objective-C
6 7 (1.78%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.78%) VBA
7 3 (0.76%) ABAP
7 3 (0.76%) C++
7 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.76%) VB
7 3 (0.76%) VBScript
8 2 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 84 (21.32%) ISEB
2 72 (18.27%) Degree
3 34 (8.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) APMP
7 1 (0.25%) CBAP
7 1 (0.25%) IIBA
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.54%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.78%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) SEPA
4 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.25%) EMIR
4 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.76%) SAP ITS
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 60 (15.23%) SAP
2 25 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.57%) Oracle
4 8 (2.03%) Adobe
5 3 (0.76%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.51%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.51%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.51%) Twitter
7 1 (0.25%) BMC
7 1 (0.25%) Epicor
7 1 (0.25%) Facebook
7 1 (0.25%) Infor
7 1 (0.25%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.25%) Remedy
7 1 (0.25%) Sage
7 1 (0.25%) Tableau
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