The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Preston 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 25 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.36% 4.29% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 4.35% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 4
Average salary £39,250 £55,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.63% +54.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £27,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,850 £71,000 £37,050
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%
Business Analyst
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston 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
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
138 138 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 93.88% 98.57% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 106 122 92
Average salary £32,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,200 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Business Analyst Salary Trend in Preston

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) RAD
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) Derivative
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) FIXML
2 1 (12.50%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Derivative
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) RAD
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 1 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) Epicor