Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 September 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 > Manchester
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 55 74
Rank change year-on-year -50 +19 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 211 452 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.88% 5.60% 3.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 5.73% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 187 298 259
Manchester median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £61,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.03%

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 7,078 7,883 7,100
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.65% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5,923 6,570 6,071
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 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
Stockport +14 8 £41,000 +9.33%
Salford -6 8 £43,000 -4.44% 1
Bolton +7 3 £40,000 +14.29%
Altrincham -9 3 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Bury -5 2 £21,500 -43.79%
Cheadle -2 1 £47,500 +35.71%
Sale - 1 £29,500 -
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 21 September 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 Manchester region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 87 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (32.23%) Business Analysis
3 58 (27.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (21.80%) SAP
5 41 (19.43%) Finance
6 36 (17.06%) User Stories
7 35 (16.59%) Translating Business Requirements
8 31 (14.69%) ERP
9 29 (13.74%) Project Management
10 25 (11.85%) Degree
11 24 (11.37%) SDLC
12 23 (10.90%) Scrum
13 20 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (9.48%) SAP ERP
14 19 (9.00%) Retail
15 18 (8.53%) SAP SD
15 18 (8.53%) E-Commerce
15 18 (8.53%) Order to Cash
16 17 (8.06%) Waterfall
17 16 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
18 15 (7.11%) MS Visio
18 15 (7.11%) ISEB
19 14 (6.64%) Acceptance Criteria
20 13 (6.16%) Decision-Making
20 13 (6.16%) Microsoft
20 13 (6.16%) FMCG
20 13 (6.16%) Use Case
20 13 (6.16%) QA
21 12 (5.69%) Business Process Mapping
21 12 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing

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 7 (3.32%) Confluence
2 6 (2.84%) MS Project Server
3 5 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
Applications
1 15 (7.11%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (9.48%) SAP ERP
2 18 (8.53%) SAP SD
3 10 (4.74%) SAP MM
4 3 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.42%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.42%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.95%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.95%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.47%) HFM
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.47%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Slack
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.42%) Skype
2 1 (0.47%) Broadband
2 1 (0.47%) Extranet
2 1 (0.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.42%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.47%) Big Data
3 1 (0.47%) Essbase
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.47%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 41 (19.43%) Finance
2 19 (9.00%) Retail
3 11 (5.21%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.74%) Marketing
5 8 (3.79%) Banking
6 6 (2.84%) Publishing
7 5 (2.37%) Legal
8 4 (1.90%) Advertising
9 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.95%) Back Office
10 2 (0.95%) Billing
10 2 (0.95%) Games
10 2 (0.95%) Law
10 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.47%) Automotive
11 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.47%) Military
11 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.95%) Mason
1 2 (0.95%) Visualforce
2 1 (0.47%) .NET
2 1 (0.47%) Apache Flex
2 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.16%) FMCG
3 11 (5.21%) User Experience
4 8 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.95%) AS400
7 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.95%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.47%) EPoS
8 1 (0.47%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (32.23%) Business Analysis
3 58 (27.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (17.06%) User Stories
5 35 (16.59%) Translating Business Requirements
6 31 (14.69%) ERP
7 29 (13.74%) Project Management
8 24 (11.37%) SDLC
9 23 (10.90%) Scrum
10 18 (8.53%) E-Commerce
10 18 (8.53%) Order to Cash
11 17 (8.06%) Waterfall
12 16 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (6.64%) Acceptance Criteria
14 13 (6.16%) Decision-Making
14 13 (6.16%) Use Case
15 12 (5.69%) Change Management
15 12 (5.69%) Data Analysis
15 12 (5.69%) PRINCE2
15 12 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.74%) SQL
2 8 (3.79%) ABAP
3 5 (2.37%) C
4 3 (1.42%) Java
5 2 (0.95%) Apex Code
5 2 (0.95%) C#
5 2 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (11.85%) Degree
2 15 (7.11%) ISEB
3 8 (3.79%) IIBA
4 5 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.16%) QA
2 5 (2.37%) PMO
3 3 (1.42%) PSD2
4 2 (0.95%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) GAAP
5 1 (0.47%) IFRS
5 1 (0.47%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (21.80%) SAP
2 13 (6.16%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.84%) Atlassian
3 6 (2.84%) Oracle
4 2 (0.95%) Capita
4 2 (0.95%) ComArch
4 2 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.47%) Epicor
5 1 (0.47%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.47%) Infor
5 1 (0.47%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.47%) Sage
5 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow