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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 47 53 84
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 338 312 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.22% 4.50% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.49% 4.75% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 289 277 204
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £30,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
6162 6574 7080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.20% 94.86% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5015 5312 6066
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 -10 172 £40,000 +6.66% 28
Cheshire +32 102 £40,000 +11.11% 12
Lancashire +14 44 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Merseyside 0 12 £38,750 +1.97% 4
Cumbria -5 1 - - 4
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 296 (44.92%) Business Analysis
2 251 (38.09%) Finance
3 173 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (23.67%) Analytical Skills
5 108 (16.39%) UML
6 103 (15.63%) Project Management
7 97 (14.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 92 (13.96%) Data Analysis
9 86 (13.05%) PRINCE2
10 77 (11.68%) Systems Analysis
11 75 (11.38%) Degree
11 75 (11.38%) SDLC
12 68 (10.32%) SQL
13 65 (9.86%) Microsoft
14 61 (9.26%) Retail
15 59 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
15 59 (8.95%) SAP
16 56 (8.50%) ISEB
17 52 (7.89%) CRM
18 47 (7.13%) E-Commerce
19 44 (6.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 44 (6.68%) Banking
20 43 (6.53%) Scrum
20 43 (6.53%) Use Case
21 42 (6.37%) Change Management
21 42 (6.37%) Telecoms
22 41 (6.22%) User Stories
23 39 (5.92%) SQL Server
24 38 (5.77%) Java
24 38 (5.77%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 17 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.91%) Documentum
3 5 (0.76%) SAS
4 1 (0.15%) CMS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.15%) Confluence
4 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.15%) Lync
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle UPK
4 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.16%) MS Visio
3 26 (3.95%) MS Office
4 8 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.06%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 28 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.67%) SAP PP
3 10 (1.52%) SAP MM
4 9 (1.37%) SAP QM
5 8 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (1.21%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (1.06%) SAP SCM
6 7 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (1.06%) SAP FI
6 7 (1.06%) Agresso
6 7 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.61%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.46%) Line 500
8 3 (0.46%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.46%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.30%) Sage ERP X3
9 2 (0.30%) Magento
9 2 (0.30%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.15%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.88%) Internet
2 7 (1.06%) HTTP
3 6 (0.91%) HTTPS
3 6 (0.91%) FTP
4 5 (0.76%) Wireless
5 3 (0.46%) Network Security
5 3 (0.46%) CTI
6 1 (0.15%) Intranet
6 1 (0.15%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 39 (5.92%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (1.97%) QlikView
7 13 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.91%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.76%) MS Access
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.30%) DTS
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.30%) Big Data
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 7 (1.06%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.91%) LSMW
3 5 (0.76%) JIRA
4 2 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.30%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 251 (38.09%) Finance
2 61 (9.26%) Retail
3 44 (6.68%) Banking
4 42 (6.37%) Telecoms
5 36 (5.46%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.88%) Marketing
7 12 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.37%) Billing
9 8 (1.21%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.06%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.06%) Back Office
11 6 (0.91%) Legal
12 4 (0.61%) Advertising
13 3 (0.46%) Law
13 3 (0.46%) German Language
14 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.30%) Publishing
15 1 (0.15%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.64%) .NET
2 18 (2.73%) EDI
3 16 (2.43%) XML
4 9 (1.37%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.06%) HTML
6 6 (0.91%) Web Services
6 6 (0.91%) XML Schema
6 6 (0.91%) EDIFACT
7 5 (0.76%) CSS
8 3 (0.46%) BAPI
8 3 (0.46%) JSON
9 2 (0.30%) REST
9 2 (0.30%) SOAP
10 1 (0.15%) Middleware
10 1 (0.15%) WinForms
10 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 156 (23.67%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.52%) FMCG
4 7 (1.06%) Telematics
5 6 (0.91%) TRADACOMS
5 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
5 6 (0.91%) NHS
6 5 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.76%) User Experience
7 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.61%) IVR
8 3 (0.46%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.46%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.30%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.30%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.30%) Statistics
9 2 (0.30%) EFT
10 1 (0.15%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.15%) EPoS
10 1 (0.15%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.15%) Android
1 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (44.92%) Business Analysis
2 173 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (16.39%) UML
4 103 (15.63%) Project Management
5 97 (14.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 92 (13.96%) Data Analysis
7 86 (13.05%) PRINCE2
8 77 (11.68%) Systems Analysis
9 75 (11.38%) SDLC
10 59 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (7.89%) CRM
12 47 (7.13%) E-Commerce
13 43 (6.53%) Scrum
13 43 (6.53%) Use Case
14 42 (6.37%) Change Management
15 41 (6.22%) User Stories
16 38 (5.77%) ERP
17 33 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
18 31 (4.70%) Waterfall
19 30 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 68 (10.32%) SQL
2 38 (5.77%) Java
3 13 (1.97%) C#
4 12 (1.82%) VBA
5 10 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.37%) C
7 8 (1.21%) ABAP
8 5 (0.76%) PHP
9 3 (0.46%) C++
10 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (11.38%) Degree
2 56 (8.50%) ISEB
3 26 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 6 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.76%) IIBA
6 5 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.46%) PMP
7 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 2 (0.30%) CIMA
8 2 (0.30%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.15%) MBA
9 1 (0.15%) CBAP
9 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.86%) QA
2 12 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.37%) SLA
Vendors
1 65 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.95%) SAP
3 16 (2.43%) Business Objects
4 15 (2.28%) Oracle
5 14 (2.12%) Sage
6 12 (1.82%) JD Edwards
7 11 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.37%) Cognos
9 8 (1.21%) JDA
9 8 (1.21%) Epicor
10 6 (0.91%) webMethods
11 5 (0.76%) Capita
11 5 (0.76%) IBM
11 5 (0.76%) Siebel
12 3 (0.46%) Avaya
12 3 (0.46%) Genesys
13 2 (0.30%) Cognizant
13 2 (0.30%) Progress
13 2 (0.30%) Infor
13 2 (0.30%) Tableau
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