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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 61 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 297 225 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.97% 3.33% 3.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.22% 3.52% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 269 197 237
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,320 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,850 £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
7046 6391 6833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5953 5500 5902
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +8 129 £37,000 -7.50% 24
Cheshire +21 126 £41,250 +3.12% 22
Lancashire 0 16 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Merseyside -5 12 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Cumbria -6 2 £55,000 +144.44%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 305 (49.27%) Finance
2 280 (45.23%) Business Analysis
3 149 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 106 (17.12%) Project Management
6 103 (16.64%) Analytical Skills
7 90 (14.54%) UML
8 80 (12.92%) PRINCE2
9 76 (12.28%) Data Modelling
10 75 (12.12%) Data Analysis
11 67 (10.82%) ISEB
11 67 (10.82%) SQL Server
12 59 (9.53%) Degree
13 58 (9.37%) Use Case
14 56 (9.05%) Microsoft
15 55 (8.89%) SQL
16 54 (8.72%) SAP
17 51 (8.24%) Scrum
18 49 (7.92%) .NET
19 48 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
20 47 (7.59%) MS Excel
21 44 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
22 40 (6.46%) Systems Analysis
23 33 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
23 33 (5.33%) Management Information System
24 32 (5.17%) Retail
24 32 (5.17%) Waterfall
25 31 (5.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 30 (4.85%) QA
26 30 (4.85%) BPMN

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 11 (1.78%) SAS
2 5 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (0.81%) Lync
3 3 (0.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 47 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.68%) MS Visio
3 25 (4.04%) MS Office
4 19 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.45%) SPSS
6 5 (0.81%) MS Project
6 5 (0.81%) FastStats
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.23%) SAP FI
1 20 (3.23%) SAP FI/CO
1 20 (3.23%) SAP CO
2 12 (1.94%) SAP BPC
3 10 (1.62%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.65%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.65%) SAP QM
4 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.48%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.16%) SAP LE
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.16%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.81%) SaaS
2 2 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.32%) HTTP
1 2 (0.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.26%) SAP BW
5 13 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.62%) QlikView
7 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.97%) MS Access
8 6 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.48%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.32%) Cognos Query Studio
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 1 (0.16%) BODI
13 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.65%) RequisitePro
3 3 (0.48%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 305 (49.27%) Finance
2 32 (5.17%) Retail
3 24 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 23 (3.72%) Banking
5 19 (3.07%) Legal
6 15 (2.42%) Marketing
7 13 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.94%) German Language
9 10 (1.62%) Billing
9 10 (1.62%) Advertising
9 10 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.29%) Automotive
10 8 (1.29%) Law
11 6 (0.97%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.65%) Back Office
13 3 (0.48%) Front Office
14 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.32%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.92%) .NET
2 17 (2.75%) ASP.NET
3 14 (2.26%) Web Services
4 7 (1.13%) XML
5 6 (0.97%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.81%) HTML
6 5 (0.81%) CSS
7 2 (0.32%) jQuery
8 1 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.16%) WPF
8 1 (0.16%) JSP
8 1 (0.16%) COM
8 1 (0.16%) XSLT
8 1 (0.16%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (16.64%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.72%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.78%) User Experience
5 8 (1.29%) Mobile App
6 5 (0.81%) FMCG
6 5 (0.81%) Statistics
6 5 (0.81%) Mathematics
7 4 (0.65%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.48%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.48%) Life Science
9 2 (0.32%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.32%) PMI
9 2 (0.32%) Derivative
9 2 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.32%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.16%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.16%) AS400
10 1 (0.16%) Replication
10 1 (0.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.29%) Windows
2 1 (0.16%) Linux
2 1 (0.16%) Android
2 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (45.23%) Business Analysis
2 149 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 106 (17.12%) Project Management
5 90 (14.54%) UML
6 80 (12.92%) PRINCE2
7 76 (12.28%) Data Modelling
8 75 (12.12%) Data Analysis
9 58 (9.37%) Use Case
10 51 (8.24%) Scrum
11 48 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 40 (6.46%) Systems Analysis
14 32 (5.17%) Waterfall
15 30 (4.85%) BPMN
16 26 (4.20%) User Stories
16 26 (4.20%) Six Sigma
16 26 (4.20%) CRM
17 25 (4.04%) E-Commerce
18 23 (3.72%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.89%) SQL
2 19 (3.07%) C#
3 18 (2.91%) Java
4 14 (2.26%) T-SQL
5 6 (0.97%) VBA
6 5 (0.81%) ABAP
7 3 (0.48%) C
8 2 (0.32%) VB
8 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.32%) R
9 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.16%) PHP
9 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (10.82%) ISEB
2 59 (9.53%) Degree
3 31 (5.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (1.29%) CBAP
5 6 (0.97%) CCA
6 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.48%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) HND
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.85%) QA
2 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.48%) SLA
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 56 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.72%) SAP
3 12 (1.94%) Oracle
3 12 (1.94%) Hyperion
4 8 (1.29%) Business Objects
5 5 (0.81%) Minitab
5 5 (0.81%) Sage
5 5 (0.81%) Sitecore
5 5 (0.81%) SmartFocus
6 4 (0.65%) Cognos
6 4 (0.65%) IBM
7 3 (0.48%) Epicor
7 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.32%) Teradata
8 2 (0.32%) Pegasus
8 2 (0.32%) Google
9 1 (0.16%) Tableau
9 1 (0.16%) Kronos
9 1 (0.16%) Northgate
9 1 (0.16%) ATG
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Holida
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Depenandent on experience
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Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + benefits+bonusagile
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £500 - £550 per day
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Salary: Competitive
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