The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £40,372 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
North West / Merseyside
Rank 43 40 51
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 19 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.35% 4.50% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 4.59% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19 22 8
Median salary £40,372 £35,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.34% -8.49%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,150 £35,550
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 537 479 468
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 94.71% 97.96% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 450 395 375
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £66,500 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Merseyside

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Merseyside

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Merseyside over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in Merseyside

Business Analyst
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bootle +7 9 £40,372 +32.36%
Liverpool -8 5 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Southport -2 1 £42,500 +21.42%
Business Analyst
North West

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (52.78%) Business Analysis
2 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Physics
3 9 (25.00%) Human Factors
4 7 (19.44%) Finance
5 6 (16.67%) User Stories
6 5 (13.89%) SDLC
6 5 (13.89%) Project Management
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) ISEB
7 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) User Experience
8 3 (8.33%) Gantt Chart
8 3 (8.33%) Degree
8 3 (8.33%) Sage 1000
8 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (8.33%) Sage
8 3 (8.33%) Intranet
8 3 (8.33%) MS Project
9 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
9 2 (5.56%) XML
9 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
9 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.56%) SQL
9 2 (5.56%) .NET
9 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
9 2 (5.56%) Extranet
9 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Project
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Sage 1000
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Intranet
2 2 (5.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
1 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.56%) Velocity
1 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Business Analysis
2 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Human Factors
3 9 (25.00%) Physics
4 6 (16.67%) User Stories
5 5 (13.89%) Project Management
5 5 (13.89%) SDLC
6 3 (8.33%) Gantt Chart
6 3 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (5.56%) BDD
7 2 (5.56%) Business Process Modelling
7 2 (5.56%) Change Control
7 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.56%) ERP
7 2 (5.56%) Kanban
7 2 (5.56%) SEO
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.56%) TDD
7 2 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ACCA
3 1 (2.78%) CIMA
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Sage