Period
to 18 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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 > Manchester
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 62 62
Rank change year-on-year -51 0 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 180 354 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.74% 4.86% 4.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 5.00% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 147 249 315
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +9.20%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.11% +11.76% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 6,347 7,074 7,343
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 97.12% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5,326 5,906 6,278
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Manchester

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Manchester

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in Manchester

Business Analyst
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 February 2019. 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
Stockport +18 13 £50,000 +14.29% 7
Salford +2 5 £43,000 +1.18% 1
Bury -2 2 £45,000 +34.33% 1
Wigan - 1 £32,500 - 1
Business Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 Manchester region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 109 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (40.56%) Business Analysis
3 48 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 43 (23.89%) User Stories
5 36 (20.00%) Marketing
6 34 (18.89%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (17.22%) Project Management
9 29 (16.11%) Finance
10 27 (15.00%) Waterfall
11 26 (14.44%) Creative Thinking
12 25 (13.89%) Presales
13 23 (12.78%) Data Analysis
13 23 (12.78%) Decision-Making
14 21 (11.67%) Scrum
14 21 (11.67%) PRINCE
14 21 (11.67%) SAP
15 20 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
16 19 (10.56%) Use Case
16 19 (10.56%) ERP
16 19 (10.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 19 (10.56%) Degree
16 19 (10.56%) IT Governance
17 18 (10.00%) MS Visio
17 18 (10.00%) User Experience
18 16 (8.89%) SDLC
18 16 (8.89%) Retail
19 15 (8.33%) E-Commerce
19 15 (8.33%) PMO
19 15 (8.33%) SAP ERP

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (3.33%) Alfresco
2 4 (2.22%) Confluence
3 2 (1.11%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.56%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 18 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (8.33%) SAP ERP
2 14 (7.78%) SAP SD
3 6 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (2.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.56%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) FinancialForce
2 1 (0.56%) Heroku
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) Broadband
1 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (1.67%) Power BI
2 2 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.11%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.11%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (1.11%) QlikView
2 2 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.56%) Essbase
3 1 (0.56%) Ingres
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (4.44%) JIRA
2 4 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (20.00%) Marketing
2 29 (16.11%) Finance
3 16 (8.89%) Retail
4 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.22%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.67%) Advertising
6 3 (1.67%) Legal
6 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.11%) Back Office
7 2 (1.11%) Banking
7 2 (1.11%) Electronics
7 2 (1.11%) Local Government
7 2 (1.11%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) French Language
8 1 (0.56%) German Language
8 1 (0.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) .NET
1 1 (0.56%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.00%) User Experience
2 12 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.89%) Fintech
5 4 (2.22%) NHS
6 3 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) BYOD
8 1 (0.56%) PMI
8 1 (0.56%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (40.56%) Business Analysis
3 48 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 43 (23.89%) User Stories
5 34 (18.89%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (17.22%) Project Management
8 27 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 26 (14.44%) Creative Thinking
10 25 (13.89%) Presales
11 23 (12.78%) Data Analysis
11 23 (12.78%) Decision-Making
12 21 (11.67%) PRINCE
12 21 (11.67%) Scrum
13 20 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
14 19 (10.56%) ERP
14 19 (10.56%) IT Governance
14 19 (10.56%) Use Case
15 16 (8.89%) SDLC
16 15 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.56%) SQL
2 6 (3.33%) C
3 3 (1.67%) Java
4 2 (1.11%) C#
4 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (10.56%) Degree
1 19 (10.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (1.67%) IIBA
3 2 (1.11%) ISEB
4 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.33%) PMO
2 9 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (11.67%) SAP
2 9 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.33%) Cognos
3 6 (3.33%) IBM
4 5 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.22%) Progress
6 3 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.67%) Oracle
7 1 (0.56%) Actian
7 1 (0.56%) Conga
7 1 (0.56%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.56%) DocuSign
7 1 (0.56%) Informatica
7 1 (0.56%) Pardot
7 1 (0.56%) Tableau