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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 59 71 75
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 292 231 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.98% 3.23% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.20% 3.42% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 255 210 200
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%
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
6953 6750 7261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.73% 94.33% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5636 5791 6315
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +33 192 £38,000 +1.33% 29
Cheshire +11 71 £37,500 - 7
Merseyside -15 17 £38,000 -5.00% 2
Lancashire -10 6 £40,000 +3.89% 3
Cumbria +4 1 £55,000 +144.44%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 269 (45.67%) Business Analysis
2 262 (44.48%) Finance
3 117 (19.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (13.58%) UML
5 76 (12.90%) ISEB
5 76 (12.90%) Project Management
6 74 (12.56%) Microsoft
6 74 (12.56%) SQL Server
7 73 (12.39%) SQL
8 71 (12.05%) PRINCE2
8 71 (12.05%) Data Modelling
9 66 (11.21%) Data Analysis
10 63 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (10.02%) Use Case
12 56 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
12 56 (9.51%) MS Excel
13 53 (9.00%) Degree
14 44 (7.47%) .NET
15 43 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (6.45%) Scrum
17 37 (6.28%) Management Information System
17 37 (6.28%) MS Office
18 35 (5.94%) Systems Analysis
19 34 (5.77%) Six Sigma
20 29 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 29 (4.92%) Retail
21 27 (4.58%) CRM
22 26 (4.41%) MS Visio
23 25 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
23 25 (4.24%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (1.36%) SAS
2 5 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.51%) CMS
4 3 (0.51%) Lync
5 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 56 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 37 (6.28%) MS Office
3 26 (4.41%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.38%) SPSS
5 13 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.51%) FastStats
6 3 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.70%) SAP FI
1 10 (1.70%) SAP FI/CO
1 10 (1.70%) SAP CO
2 8 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.68%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.17%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SEM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.17%) LAN
1 1 (0.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (4.24%) QlikView
3 23 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.19%) MS Access
8 5 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.85%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.51%) MySQL
10 2 (0.34%) Big Data
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.17%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.17%) BODI
11 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (0.51%) RequisitePro
1 3 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (0.51%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 262 (44.48%) Finance
2 29 (4.92%) Retail
3 25 (4.24%) Legal
4 24 (4.07%) Banking
5 19 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 18 (3.06%) Marketing
7 17 (2.89%) Automotive
8 15 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.87%) Law
10 8 (1.36%) Advertising
11 7 (1.19%) Back Office
12 5 (0.85%) Billing
12 5 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.68%) German Language
13 4 (0.68%) Games
14 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.51%) Front Office
14 3 (0.51%) Local Government
15 2 (0.34%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.47%) .NET
2 22 (3.74%) ASP.NET
3 16 (2.72%) Web Services
4 7 (1.19%) XML
5 5 (0.85%) CSS
5 5 (0.85%) HTML
6 4 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.34%) jQuery
7 2 (0.34%) J2EE
8 1 (0.17%) COM
8 1 (0.17%) XSLT
8 1 (0.17%) VML
8 1 (0.17%) FIXML
8 1 (0.17%) FpML
8 1 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.17%) WPF
8 1 (0.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.28%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.21%) Computer Science
2 13 (2.21%) Visualisation
3 6 (1.02%) Mathematics
4 5 (0.85%) Statistics
4 5 (0.85%) Smart Meter
4 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 4 (0.68%) GIS
6 3 (0.51%) EMV
6 3 (0.51%) APACS
6 3 (0.51%) Derivative
7 2 (0.34%) Economics
7 2 (0.34%) PMI
7 2 (0.34%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.17%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.17%) DTV
8 1 (0.17%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.17%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.17%) iPad
8 1 (0.17%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.53%) Windows
2 3 (0.51%) Android
2 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
3 2 (0.34%) UNIX
4 1 (0.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (45.67%) Business Analysis
2 117 (19.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 80 (13.58%) UML
4 76 (12.90%) Project Management
5 71 (12.05%) PRINCE2
5 71 (12.05%) Data Modelling
6 66 (11.21%) Data Analysis
7 63 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (10.02%) Use Case
9 56 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (6.45%) Scrum
12 35 (5.94%) Systems Analysis
13 34 (5.77%) Six Sigma
14 27 (4.58%) CRM
15 25 (4.24%) Workflow
15 25 (4.24%) User Stories
16 24 (4.07%) E-Commerce
16 24 (4.07%) Lean Six Sigma
17 23 (3.90%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (12.39%) SQL
2 25 (4.24%) C#
3 19 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 14 (2.38%) VBA
5 9 (1.53%) Java
6 3 (0.51%) C
7 2 (0.34%) ABAP
7 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.17%) VB
8 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 76 (12.90%) ISEB
2 53 (9.00%) Degree
3 29 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (1.02%) CBAP
5 5 (0.85%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.85%) CCA
6 3 (0.51%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.51%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.17%) HND
7 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.90%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 74 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.57%) SAP
3 11 (1.87%) IBM
4 8 (1.36%) Business Objects
5 5 (0.85%) Oracle
5 5 (0.85%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.68%) Sage
6 4 (0.68%) Hyperion
7 3 (0.51%) Epicor
7 3 (0.51%) Cognos
7 3 (0.51%) Mapinfo
7 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.51%) Minitab
7 3 (0.51%) SmartFocus
8 2 (0.34%) Tableau
8 2 (0.34%) Google
8 2 (0.34%) HP
9 1 (0.17%) Citrix
9 1 (0.17%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.17%) Siebel
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