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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 60 71 74
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 268 217 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.90% 3.28% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 3.45% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 224 168 242
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £50,000 £50,000
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
6532 6286 7625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.98% 95.14% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5589 5292 6634
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 27 January 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 27 January 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
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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 +28 180 £37,500 -11.76% 31
Cheshire 0 74 £40,000 - 9
Lancashire -13 12 £39,750 +13.57% 3
Merseyside +4 5 £35,000 +6.87% 4
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 270 (47.87%) Finance
2 228 (40.43%) Business Analysis
3 153 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (19.68%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (17.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 99 (17.55%) Project Management
6 97 (17.20%) UML
7 63 (11.17%) ISEB
8 61 (10.82%) Data Analysis
9 60 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
10 57 (10.11%) SQL
11 56 (9.93%) Microsoft
12 53 (9.40%) Degree
12 53 (9.40%) MS Visio
13 52 (9.22%) PRINCE2
14 51 (9.04%) SQL Server
15 50 (8.87%) SAP
16 48 (8.51%) Systems Analysis
17 45 (7.98%) Scrum
18 42 (7.45%) Retail
18 42 (7.45%) Data Modelling
19 41 (7.27%) .NET
19 41 (7.27%) Waterfall
20 40 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
20 40 (7.09%) Use Case
21 36 (6.38%) E-Commerce
21 36 (6.38%) MS Excel
22 34 (6.03%) BPMN
23 32 (5.67%) Management Information System
24 31 (5.50%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 13 (2.30%) SAS
2 5 (0.89%) CMS
2 5 (0.89%) Lync
3 3 (0.53%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 53 (9.40%) MS Visio
2 36 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 31 (5.50%) MS Office
4 27 (4.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.89%) FastStats
5 5 (0.89%) MS Project
5 5 (0.89%) SPSS
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.01%) SAP FI
1 17 (3.01%) SAP FI/CO
1 17 (3.01%) SAP CO
2 12 (2.13%) SAP BPC
3 9 (1.60%) SAP MM
4 5 (0.89%) SAP QM
5 4 (0.71%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.71%) Magento
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.53%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (0.53%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.53%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.35%) Agresso
8 1 (0.18%) BPCS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.18%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.06%) SaaS
2 2 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.24%) Internet
2 6 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (0.18%) Intranet
3 1 (0.18%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (2.48%) SAP BW
8 9 (1.60%) MS Access
9 8 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.06%) QlikView
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.35%) Cognos Query Studio
12 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.18%) MySQL
13 1 (0.18%) ActiveReports
13 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.53%) RequisitePro
2 3 (0.53%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.35%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 270 (47.87%) Finance
2 42 (7.45%) Retail
3 23 (4.08%) Banking
4 22 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.55%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.48%) Marketing
7 13 (2.30%) Billing
8 12 (2.13%) German Language
9 9 (1.60%) Legal
10 5 (0.89%) Advertising
10 5 (0.89%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.71%) Automotive
12 3 (0.53%) Back Office
12 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.35%) Law
13 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Front Office
14 1 (0.18%) Games
14 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.27%) .NET
2 16 (2.84%) Web Services
3 11 (1.95%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.24%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.53%) WinForms
5 3 (0.53%) XML
6 2 (0.35%) HTML
7 1 (0.18%) CSS
7 1 (0.18%) XHTML
7 1 (0.18%) FIXML
7 1 (0.18%) FpML
7 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.18%) WPF
7 1 (0.18%) jQuery
7 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 111 (19.68%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.95%) FMCG
6 8 (1.42%) User Experience
7 7 (1.24%) Telematics
8 6 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.89%) Statistics
9 5 (0.89%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.53%) Life Science
10 3 (0.53%) NHS
10 3 (0.53%) Derivative
11 2 (0.35%) PMI
11 2 (0.35%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.35%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.18%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.18%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.18%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (0.89%) Windows
2 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (40.43%) Business Analysis
2 153 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (17.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 99 (17.55%) Project Management
4 97 (17.20%) UML
5 61 (10.82%) Data Analysis
6 60 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
7 52 (9.22%) PRINCE2
8 48 (8.51%) Systems Analysis
9 45 (7.98%) Scrum
10 42 (7.45%) Data Modelling
11 41 (7.27%) Waterfall
12 40 (7.09%) Use Case
12 40 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (6.38%) E-Commerce
14 34 (6.03%) BPMN
15 30 (5.32%) Change Management
16 26 (4.61%) User Stories
17 25 (4.43%) ERP
18 20 (3.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.11%) SQL
2 23 (4.08%) Java
3 14 (2.48%) VBA
4 12 (2.13%) C#
5 10 (1.77%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.89%) ABAP
7 1 (0.18%) VB
7 1 (0.18%) R
7 1 (0.18%) C
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (11.17%) ISEB
2 53 (9.40%) Degree
3 8 (1.42%) CBAP
3 8 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (0.53%) PMP
7 2 (0.35%) CCA
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.55%) QA
2 6 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.71%) SLA
3 4 (0.71%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.18%) WAI
Systems Management
1 5 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 56 (9.93%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.87%) SAP
3 12 (2.13%) Hyperion
4 11 (1.95%) Business Objects
5 10 (1.77%) Cognos
6 9 (1.60%) Oracle
7 5 (0.89%) Minitab
7 5 (0.89%) Avaloq
7 5 (0.89%) SmartFocus
8 3 (0.53%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.35%) Sage
9 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.35%) Google
9 2 (0.35%) Teradata
10 1 (0.18%) Kronos
10 1 (0.18%) Northgate
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