The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 49 85 81
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 318 207 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.47% 2.85% 3.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.71% 3.01% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 277 188 206
Average salary £38,000 £37,875 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.33% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,750 £48,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6750 6879 7198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 94.78% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5459 5881 6332
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Business Analyst
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +46 232 £37,500 - 21
Cheshire +12 52 £39,000 +1.29% 9
Merseyside -1 23 £38,000 -5.00% 2
Lancashire -9 7 £37,500 -3.22% 3
Cumbria - 1 £35,000 - 2
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 280 (47.70%) Business Analysis
2 251 (42.76%) Finance
3 103 (17.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (13.63%) UML
5 77 (13.12%) ISEB
6 75 (12.78%) SQL
7 74 (12.61%) Project Management
8 70 (11.93%) PRINCE2
9 69 (11.75%) Microsoft
10 68 (11.58%) Data Modelling
11 67 (11.41%) Data Analysis
12 66 (11.24%) SQL Server
13 64 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (10.05%) Use Case
15 56 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
16 55 (9.37%) MS Excel
17 50 (8.52%) Degree
18 42 (7.16%) Systems Analysis
18 42 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
19 40 (6.81%) Scrum
20 38 (6.47%) Management Information System
21 35 (5.96%) MS Office
22 34 (5.79%) .NET
23 32 (5.45%) MS Visio
24 31 (5.28%) Six Sigma
24 31 (5.28%) Retail
24 31 (5.28%) User Stories
25 30 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 29 (4.94%) Banking
27 27 (4.60%) QlikView

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (1.19%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.85%) SAS
2 5 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.34%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.34%) CMS
4 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 55 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.96%) MS Office
3 32 (5.45%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.87%) SPSS
5 10 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.85%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.85%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.34%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) SAP SEM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.17%) LAN
1 1 (0.17%) Intranet
1 1 (0.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.60%) QlikView
3 24 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.36%) MS Access
9 7 (1.19%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.68%) MySQL
12 2 (0.34%) Big Data
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
13 1 (0.17%) SAP BI
13 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.17%) Star Schema
13 1 (0.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (0.51%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.17%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 251 (42.76%) Finance
2 31 (5.28%) Retail
3 29 (4.94%) Banking
4 22 (3.75%) Legal
5 15 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.39%) Automotive
7 13 (2.21%) Marketing
8 11 (1.87%) Law
9 6 (1.02%) Advertising
10 5 (0.85%) Back Office
10 5 (0.85%) Billing
11 4 (0.68%) Games
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.51%) Local Government
12 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Front Office
13 2 (0.34%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.79%) .NET
2 22 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 10 (1.70%) Web Services
4 9 (1.53%) XML
5 7 (1.19%) CSS
5 7 (1.19%) HTML
6 5 (0.85%) J2EE
7 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.17%) MDX
8 1 (0.17%) jQuery
8 1 (0.17%) JSP
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
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.47%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.21%) Visualisation
3 7 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 5 (0.85%) GIS
4 5 (0.85%) NHS
4 5 (0.85%) Smart Meter
4 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.51%) EMV
5 3 (0.51%) APACS
5 3 (0.51%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.34%) Statistics
6 2 (0.34%) IVR
6 2 (0.34%) Economics
7 1 (0.17%) Derivative
7 1 (0.17%) PMI
7 1 (0.17%) DTV
7 1 (0.17%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.17%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.17%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.17%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (0.85%) 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
1 280 (47.70%) Business Analysis
2 103 (17.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 80 (13.63%) UML
4 74 (12.61%) Project Management
5 70 (11.93%) PRINCE2
6 68 (11.58%) Data Modelling
7 67 (11.41%) Data Analysis
8 64 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (10.05%) Use Case
10 56 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (7.16%) Systems Analysis
11 42 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 40 (6.81%) Scrum
13 31 (5.28%) Six Sigma
13 31 (5.28%) User Stories
14 26 (4.43%) CRM
14 26 (4.43%) Change Management
15 24 (4.09%) E-Commerce
15 24 (4.09%) Waterfall
16 23 (3.92%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 75 (12.78%) SQL
2 25 (4.26%) C#
3 18 (3.07%) T-SQL
4 14 (2.39%) VBA
5 11 (1.87%) Java
6 5 (0.85%) PHP
7 4 (0.68%) C
8 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.17%) VB
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.17%) ABAP
9 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (13.12%) ISEB
2 50 (8.52%) Degree
3 30 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (1.02%) CBAP
5 5 (0.85%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.68%) CCA
7 3 (0.51%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.17%) HND
8 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.17%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.41%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) MiFID
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.17%) EMIR
3 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 16 (2.73%) SAP
3 11 (1.87%) IBM
4 10 (1.70%) Business Objects
5 6 (1.02%) Oracle
6 5 (0.85%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.68%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.51%) Tableau
8 3 (0.51%) Sage
8 3 (0.51%) Mapinfo
8 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.51%) Cognos
8 3 (0.51%) Epicor
9 2 (0.34%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.34%) HP
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix
10 1 (0.17%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.17%) Siebel
10 1 (0.17%) ATG
10 1 (0.17%) Facebook
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