Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analyst
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 100 73
Rank change year-on-year +48 -27 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 120 72 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.49% 2.53% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.63% 2.64% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 89 40 66
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £33,300 £32,500 £28,375
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -2.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2,593 2,729 2,150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 95.75% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,994 2,088 1,864
Cheshire median annual salary £43,875 £42,500 £36,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.24% +17.65% -9.69%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,900 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in Cheshire

Business Analyst
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +30 41 £49,250 -1.50% 1
Warrington +21 24 £41,500 -5.14% 2
Crewe +10 12 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Macclesfield +23 7 £32,500 -7.14%
Chester 0 5 £42,500 - 4
Northwich - 3 £32,750 -
Wilmslow -7 1 £35,000 -2.10%
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 71 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (57.50%) Business Analysis
3 44 (36.67%) Banking
4 39 (32.50%) Finance
5 32 (26.67%) Risk Management
6 28 (23.33%) Waterfall
7 27 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (21.67%) Investment Banking
8 26 (21.67%) Wealth Management
8 26 (21.67%) Law
9 17 (14.17%) User Stories
9 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (13.33%) BPMN
11 15 (12.50%) Use Case
12 14 (11.67%) SDLC
12 14 (11.67%) Business Process Modelling
12 14 (11.67%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (10.00%) JIRA
13 12 (10.00%) Six Sigma
13 12 (10.00%) SQL
13 12 (10.00%) MS Visio
14 11 (9.17%) Change Management
14 11 (9.17%) Data Analysis
15 10 (8.33%) Scrum
15 10 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
16 9 (7.50%) ERP
16 9 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 8 (6.67%) Confluence
17 8 (6.67%) Process Improvement
17 8 (6.67%) Project Management

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.50%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.83%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.83%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Trello
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) HTTP
1 2 (1.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.83%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.50%) Big Data
2 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) QlikView
3 1 (0.83%) SAS EBI
3 1 (0.83%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 44 (36.67%) Banking
2 39 (32.50%) Finance
3 26 (21.67%) Investment Banking
3 26 (21.67%) Law
4 7 (5.83%) Billing
5 3 (2.50%) Back Office
5 3 (2.50%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.50%) Marketing
6 2 (1.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Front Office
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.50%) .NET
1 3 (2.50%) EDI
1 3 (2.50%) IDoc
1 3 (2.50%) SAP XI
1 3 (2.50%) XML
2 2 (1.67%) JSON
2 2 (1.67%) REST
2 2 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.83%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.83%) User Experience
3 6 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.50%) Fintech
5 3 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.50%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (1.67%) CMDB
6 2 (1.67%) FMCG
6 2 (1.67%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.83%) PMI
7 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (57.50%) Business Analysis
3 32 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 28 (23.33%) Waterfall
5 27 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (21.67%) Wealth Management
7 17 (14.17%) User Stories
8 16 (13.33%) BPMN
9 15 (12.50%) Use Case
10 14 (11.67%) Business Process Modelling
10 14 (11.67%) Requirements Analysis
10 14 (11.67%) SDLC
11 12 (10.00%) Six Sigma
12 11 (9.17%) Change Management
12 11 (9.17%) Data Analysis
13 10 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
13 10 (8.33%) Scrum
14 9 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (7.50%) ERP
15 8 (6.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.00%) SQL
2 4 (3.33%) Java
3 2 (1.67%) C++
4 1 (0.83%) C#
4 1 (0.83%) PHP
4 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (4.17%) Degree
1 5 (4.17%) ISEB
2 3 (2.50%) CBAP
2 3 (2.50%) IIBA
3 1 (0.83%) ACCA
3 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.83%) CIMA
3 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) GDPR
2 3 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (1.67%) PMO
4 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.83%) IFRS
4 1 (0.83%) PSD2
4 1 (0.83%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (5.83%) SAP
2 5 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.33%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.50%) CA
4 3 (2.50%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (2.50%) Teradata
5 2 (1.67%) Tableau
5 2 (1.67%) Twitter
6 1 (0.83%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.83%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.83%) Lavastorm
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle