The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 64 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 292 221 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.94% 3.22% 3.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.16% 3.43% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 257 194 205
Average salary £39,000 £38,375 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.62% +0.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,550 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
Business Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Business Analyst Salary Trend in the North West

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Business Analyst Salary Histogram in the North West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 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 +36 164 £38,000 -5.00% 32
Cheshire +20 96 £39,750 +3.24% 12
Merseyside -17 11 £38,500 -3.75% 6
Lancashire -2 10 £46,250 +6.32% 9
Cumbria +6 2 £55,000 +144.44% 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 293 (47.80%) Finance
2 278 (45.35%) Business Analysis
3 140 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 105 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
6 92 (15.01%) Project Management
7 81 (13.21%) UML
8 77 (12.56%) Data Analysis
9 75 (12.23%) PRINCE2
10 73 (11.91%) SQL Server
11 71 (11.58%) Data Modelling
11 71 (11.58%) ISEB
12 70 (11.42%) SQL
13 69 (11.26%) Microsoft
14 60 (9.79%) Degree
15 57 (9.30%) MS Excel
16 54 (8.81%) Use Case
17 51 (8.32%) Business Intelligence
18 48 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
19 44 (7.18%) .NET
20 43 (7.01%) Scrum
21 40 (6.53%) SAP
22 37 (6.04%) MS Office
23 36 (5.87%) Management Information System
24 33 (5.38%) Systems Analysis
25 31 (5.06%) Six Sigma
26 30 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
26 30 (4.89%) Retail
27 29 (4.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
28 27 (4.40%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.63%) SAS
2 5 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (0.82%) Lync
3 3 (0.49%) CMS
3 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 57 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 37 (6.04%) MS Office
3 25 (4.08%) MS Visio
4 19 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.45%) SPSS
6 5 (0.82%) FastStats
7 3 (0.49%) MS Project
8 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.61%) SAP FI
1 16 (2.61%) SAP FI/CO
1 16 (2.61%) SAP CO
2 9 (1.47%) SAP BPC
3 7 (1.14%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.65%) SAP QM
4 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.49%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.16%) SAP SEM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.16%) Magento
7 1 (0.16%) BPCS
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.16%) LAN
1 1 (0.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.91%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.28%) QlikView
6 11 (1.79%) SAP BW
7 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.65%) MS Access
11 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.16%) SAP Data Services
13 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 1 (0.16%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (0.65%) RequisitePro
2 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (0.49%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.33%) JIRA
4 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 293 (47.80%) Finance
2 30 (4.89%) Retail
3 27 (4.40%) Legal
4 23 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 23 (3.75%) Marketing
5 22 (3.59%) Banking
6 16 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (2.28%) Automotive
8 12 (1.96%) Law
9 9 (1.47%) Advertising
9 9 (1.47%) German Language
10 7 (1.14%) Back Office
11 6 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.98%) Billing
11 6 (0.98%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.65%) Games
12 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.49%) Front Office
14 2 (0.33%) Electronics
14 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.18%) .NET
2 18 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 15 (2.45%) Web Services
4 7 (1.14%) XML
5 5 (0.82%) CSS
5 5 (0.82%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.82%) HTML
6 2 (0.33%) jQuery
7 1 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.16%) WPF
7 1 (0.16%) JSP
7 1 (0.16%) COM
7 1 (0.16%) XSLT
7 1 (0.16%) VML
7 1 (0.16%) FIXML
7 1 (0.16%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.87%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.79%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.14%) User Experience
6 6 (0.98%) Mathematics
7 5 (0.82%) Statistics
7 5 (0.82%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.65%) FMCG
9 3 (0.49%) GIS
9 3 (0.49%) Derivative
9 3 (0.49%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.33%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.33%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.16%) iPhone
11 1 (0.16%) Life Science
11 1 (0.16%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.16%) Online Games
11 1 (0.16%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.16%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (1.63%) Windows
2 3 (0.49%) Android
2 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.16%) UNIX
3 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (45.35%) Business Analysis
2 140 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (15.01%) Project Management
5 81 (13.21%) UML
6 77 (12.56%) Data Analysis
7 75 (12.23%) PRINCE2
8 71 (11.58%) Data Modelling
9 54 (8.81%) Use Case
10 51 (8.32%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (7.01%) Scrum
13 33 (5.38%) Systems Analysis
14 31 (5.06%) Six Sigma
15 27 (4.40%) E-Commerce
16 25 (4.08%) CRM
16 25 (4.08%) GAP Analysis
16 25 (4.08%) Workflow
16 25 (4.08%) Analytics
17 23 (3.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 70 (11.42%) SQL
2 21 (3.43%) C#
3 20 (3.26%) T-SQL
4 12 (1.96%) VBA
5 11 (1.79%) Java
6 3 (0.49%) C
7 2 (0.33%) R
7 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.33%) VB
7 2 (0.33%) ABAP
8 1 (0.16%) PHP
8 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (11.58%) ISEB
2 60 (9.79%) Degree
3 29 (4.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (0.98%) CCA
5 4 (0.65%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.65%) CBAP
6 3 (0.49%) NVQ Level 4
7 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.16%) PMP
8 1 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.40%) QA
2 3 (0.49%) SLA
3 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 69 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.53%) SAP
3 10 (1.63%) IBM
4 9 (1.47%) Oracle
4 9 (1.47%) Hyperion
5 8 (1.31%) Business Objects
6 5 (0.82%) Minitab
6 5 (0.82%) Sitecore
6 5 (0.82%) SmartFocus
7 4 (0.65%) Sage
8 3 (0.49%) Mapinfo
8 3 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.49%) Epicor
9 2 (0.33%) Cognos
9 2 (0.33%) Google
9 2 (0.33%) Tableau
10 1 (0.16%) hybris
10 1 (0.16%) Kronos
10 1 (0.16%) ATG
10 1 (0.16%) Siebel
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