The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Business Objects products and/or services 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 Objects over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within SAP Business Objects.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Objects
Rank 191 139 178
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +39
Permanent jobs citing Business Objects 63 105 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 1.57% 1.03%
As % of the Vendors category 1.94% 3.44% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 55 80 72
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Business Objects
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3247 3049 3653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.41% 45.46% 46.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2764 2553 3215
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Business Objects
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Objects across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Business Objects Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Objects
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Objects across the North West region.

Business Objects Salary Trend in the North West

Business Objects
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Objects across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Business Objects Salary Histogram in the North West

Business Objects
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 Objects within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 -22 33 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Merseyside +2 12 £45,000 +63.63%
Cheshire -12 6 £40,000 -5.88%
Lancashire -5 5 £31,500 -3.07% 1
Business Objects
England

Business Objects
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Business Objects also 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 that cited Business Objects.

1 88 (52.69%) BusinessObjects
2 75 (44.91%) SAP
3 73 (43.71%) SQL
4 64 (38.32%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (37.72%) SQL Server
6 46 (27.54%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (22.16%) Finance
8 35 (20.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (20.96%) Analytics
9 33 (19.76%) ABAP
10 31 (18.56%) Oracle
10 31 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (17.96%) SAS
12 29 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (16.77%) MS Access
13 28 (16.77%) Migration
14 26 (15.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (15.57%) SAP Data Services
15 24 (14.37%) Crystal Reports
15 24 (14.37%) Data Migration
16 23 (13.77%) QA
16 23 (13.77%) QlikView
17 22 (13.17%) LSMW
17 22 (13.17%) Big Data
17 22 (13.17%) Performance Tuning
18 21 (12.57%) ETL
18 21 (12.57%) SAP Implementation
19 20 (11.98%) CRM
20 19 (11.38%) SAP BW
21 18 (10.78%) Cognos

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Business Objects also 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 that cited Business Objects. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (17.96%) SAS
2 14 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.39%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (8.38%) PowerPivot
2 13 (7.78%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.40%) MS Office
3 4 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) SPSS
4 1 (0.60%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) SAP APO
1 8 (4.79%) SAP FI
1 8 (4.79%) SAP FI/CO
1 8 (4.79%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.80%) SAP SCM
2 3 (1.80%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.20%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.60%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.60%) SAP SEM
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.39%) LAN
1 9 (5.39%) WAN
1 9 (5.39%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (52.69%) BusinessObjects
2 63 (37.72%) SQL Server
3 35 (20.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (16.77%) MS Access
6 26 (15.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (15.57%) SAP Data Services
7 24 (14.37%) Crystal Reports
8 23 (13.77%) QlikView
9 22 (13.17%) Big Data
10 19 (11.38%) SAP BW
11 14 (8.38%) OLAP
12 13 (7.78%) Hadoop
12 13 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (7.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (6.59%) DataStage
15 8 (4.79%) Oracle OLAP
15 8 (4.79%) Relational Database
16 7 (4.19%) SAP HANA
16 7 (4.19%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 22 (13.17%) LSMW
2 15 (8.98%) Hudson
3 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (22.16%) Finance
2 13 (7.78%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.19%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.59%) Banking
5 9 (5.39%) Retail
6 8 (4.79%) French Language
6 8 (4.79%) Spanish Language
7 4 (2.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (29.94%) Analyst
2 45 (26.95%) Consultant
3 23 (13.77%) Developer
4 22 (13.17%) MI Analyst
5 16 (9.58%) SAP Consultant
5 16 (9.58%) CRM Analyst
6 14 (8.38%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 13 (7.78%) SAP Analyst
8 12 (7.19%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.99%) Data Warehouse Consultant
9 10 (5.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (5.99%) Business Consultant
10 9 (5.39%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 9 (5.39%) SAP Support
11 8 (4.79%) SAP Manager
12 7 (4.19%) Architect
13 6 (3.59%) Business Manager
13 6 (3.59%) SQL Developer
13 6 (3.59%) Data Consultant
14 5 (2.99%) Business Process Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) EDI
2 9 (5.39%) .NET
3 6 (3.59%) SAP XI
4 5 (2.99%) HTML
5 4 (2.40%) XHTML
5 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.40%) CSS
5 4 (2.40%) HTML5
6 3 (1.80%) BAPI
7 1 (0.60%) SOAP
7 1 (0.60%) Web Services
7 1 (0.60%) XML
7 1 (0.60%) REST
7 1 (0.60%) Ajax
7 1 (0.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (27.54%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.78%) FMCG
2 13 (7.78%) Visualisation
2 13 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.39%) Data Integration
4 8 (4.79%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.59%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.99%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.99%) AS400
7 3 (1.80%) User Experience
7 3 (1.80%) Open Source
8 2 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) DTV
9 1 (0.60%) Life Science
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.19%) Linux
2 5 (2.99%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (38.32%) Business Intelligence
2 35 (20.96%) Analytics
3 29 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (16.77%) Migration
5 24 (14.37%) Data Migration
6 22 (13.17%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (12.57%) SAP Implementation
7 21 (12.57%) ETL
8 20 (11.98%) CRM
9 18 (10.78%) Data Analysis
10 17 (10.18%) ERP
11 15 (8.98%) Project Management
11 15 (8.98%) Logistics
11 15 (8.98%) Data Architecture
12 14 (8.38%) Campaign Management
13 9 (5.39%) Load Balancing
14 8 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (3.59%) E-Commerce
15 6 (3.59%) Data Analytics
16 5 (2.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 73 (43.71%) SQL
2 33 (19.76%) ABAP
3 13 (7.78%) VBA
4 12 (7.19%) T-SQL
5 11 (6.59%) Java
6 9 (5.39%) C#
7 6 (3.59%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.60%) Perl
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) Python
10 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (9.58%) Degree
2 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) ACCA
3 2 (1.20%) CIMA
4 1 (0.60%) CCA
4 1 (0.60%) PMP
4 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.77%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 75 (44.91%) SAP
2 31 (18.56%) Oracle
3 18 (10.78%) Cognos
4 13 (7.78%) Tableau
4 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.78%) Teradata
5 12 (7.19%) JD Edwards
6 9 (5.39%) Ipanema Technologies
7 8 (4.79%) Siebel
8 5 (2.99%) Infor
9 2 (1.20%) Northgate
10 1 (0.60%) Informatica
10 1 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.60%) IBM
10 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.60%) Remedy
10 1 (0.60%) Ab Initio
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