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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 47 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 324 268 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.07% 3.88% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 4.07% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 274 240 205
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £29,500 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,400 £60,000
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
6080 6590 6886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.22% 95.42% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4859 5308 5796
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +5 153 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Cheshire +39 112 £40,000 +8.84% 33
Lancashire +5 35 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Merseyside +3 14 £37,500 -3.84% 4
Cumbria -9 1 - - 2
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 256 (43.46%) Finance
2 250 (42.44%) Business Analysis
3 164 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (22.24%) Analytical Skills
5 110 (18.68%) UML
6 94 (15.96%) Data Analysis
7 86 (14.60%) Project Management
8 74 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (12.22%) SQL
10 71 (12.05%) Systems Analysis
11 69 (11.71%) PRINCE2
12 65 (11.04%) ISEB
13 61 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
14 57 (9.68%) Microsoft
15 55 (9.34%) Retail
16 50 (8.49%) MS Visio
17 44 (7.47%) E-Commerce
17 44 (7.47%) Degree
18 43 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 40 (6.79%) Change Management
19 40 (6.79%) SQL Server
20 39 (6.62%) User Stories
21 38 (6.45%) MS Excel
21 38 (6.45%) Scrum
22 37 (6.28%) Use Case
22 37 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
23 36 (6.11%) SAP
24 35 (5.94%) MS Office
24 35 (5.94%) Telecoms
25 32 (5.43%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 12 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.19%) SAS
3 3 (0.51%) CMS
3 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.34%) Documentum
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.17%) Lync
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (8.49%) MS Visio
2 38 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 35 (5.94%) MS Office
4 16 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.68%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 13 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.87%) SAP PP
3 10 (1.70%) SAP QM
4 9 (1.53%) SAP MM
5 8 (1.36%) SAP SCM
6 7 (1.19%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.85%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.85%) Agresso
8 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.51%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.51%) Magento
9 3 (0.51%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.34%) Movex
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.89%) Internet
2 5 (0.85%) HTTP
2 5 (0.85%) Wireless
3 3 (0.51%) Network Security
3 3 (0.51%) CTI
4 1 (0.17%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) Extranet
4 1 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 40 (6.79%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.70%) QlikView
6 10 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.36%) MS Access
9 2 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.34%) DTS
10 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.17%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.17%) MySQL
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.51%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 256 (43.46%) Finance
2 55 (9.34%) Retail
3 35 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.41%) Banking
5 21 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.72%) Marketing
7 11 (1.87%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.36%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.19%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.19%) Billing
9 7 (1.19%) Back Office
10 5 (0.85%) Legal
11 3 (0.51%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.23%) .NET
2 9 (1.53%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.02%) Web Services
3 6 (1.02%) XML
3 6 (1.02%) EDI
4 3 (0.51%) WinForms
4 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.34%) HTML
6 1 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.17%) CSS
6 1 (0.17%) Middleware
6 1 (0.17%) FIXML
6 1 (0.17%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 131 (22.24%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.04%) Telematics
4 9 (1.53%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.19%) FMCG
6 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.85%) NHS
8 4 (0.68%) IVR
8 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.51%) User Experience
9 3 (0.51%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.34%) Statistics
10 2 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.34%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.34%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.17%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.17%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.17%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.17%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.17%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (42.44%) Business Analysis
2 164 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (18.68%) UML
4 94 (15.96%) Data Analysis
5 86 (14.60%) Project Management
6 74 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (12.05%) Systems Analysis
8 69 (11.71%) PRINCE2
9 61 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (7.47%) E-Commerce
11 40 (6.79%) Change Management
12 39 (6.62%) User Stories
13 38 (6.45%) Scrum
14 37 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (6.28%) Use Case
15 32 (5.43%) CRM
16 31 (5.26%) Waterfall
17 27 (4.58%) BPMN
17 27 (4.58%) Data Modelling
18 26 (4.41%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 72 (12.22%) SQL
2 28 (4.75%) Java
3 20 (3.40%) VBA
4 9 (1.53%) T-SQL
4 9 (1.53%) C#
5 7 (1.19%) C
6 5 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.34%) C++
8 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 65 (11.04%) ISEB
2 44 (7.47%) Degree
3 20 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (1.02%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (0.68%) IIBA
5 4 (0.68%) PMP
5 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.51%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.34%) CBAP
7 2 (0.34%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 1 (0.17%) HND
8 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.41%) QA
2 11 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.87%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 4 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 57 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.11%) SAP
3 10 (1.70%) JD Edwards
3 10 (1.70%) Sage
4 9 (1.53%) Cognos
4 9 (1.53%) Business Objects
5 8 (1.36%) Oracle
5 8 (1.36%) Epicor
6 5 (0.85%) Avaloq
7 4 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.51%) Avaya
8 3 (0.51%) Genesys
9 2 (0.34%) IBM
10 1 (0.17%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.17%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.17%) Minitab
10 1 (0.17%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.17%) Capita
10 1 (0.17%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.17%) SunGard
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