Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 6 months to 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 122 79
Rank change year-on-year +13 -43 -14
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 361 337 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.91% 2.61% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.86% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 304 247 335
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,000 £57,100
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,355 11,771 10,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.44% 91.21% 89.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,145 9,638 8,472
North West median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the North West.

Salary trend for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the North West over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analysis in the North West

Business Analysis
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
Manchester +18 184 £43,000 -4.44% 33
Cheshire +9 89 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Merseyside +26 46 £41,500 -2.35% 6
Lancashire -6 21 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Cumbria - 7 £55,000 -
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 174 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (31.30%) Finance
3 90 (24.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (20.78%) Project Management
6 61 (16.90%) Waterfall
7 53 (14.68%) Degree
8 49 (13.57%) Scrum
8 49 (13.57%) Data Analysis
9 45 (12.47%) Microsoft
10 44 (12.19%) PRINCE2
11 41 (11.36%) Banking
12 37 (10.25%) Use Case
13 35 (9.70%) Creative Thinking
14 34 (9.42%) Change Management
15 33 (9.14%) SQL
15 33 (9.14%) Data Modelling
15 33 (9.14%) PMO
15 33 (9.14%) SDLC
15 33 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (8.86%) User Stories
17 30 (8.31%) ISEB
17 30 (8.31%) UML
17 30 (8.31%) Coaching
18 28 (7.76%) Systems Analysis
19 26 (7.20%) Retail
19 26 (7.20%) Requirements Analysis
19 26 (7.20%) Business Process Modelling
19 26 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
20 25 (6.93%) Manufacturing

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (1.94%) CMS
1 7 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.39%) Confluence
3 3 (0.83%) Alfresco
3 3 (0.83%) SAS
4 1 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.77%) SAP PP
1 10 (2.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.83%) BPCS
4 3 (0.83%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.83%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.83%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.83%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.55%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.49%) Office 365
2 5 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (0.83%) Trello
4 2 (0.55%) Asana
4 2 (0.55%) G Suite
4 2 (0.55%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.66%) Intranet
2 5 (1.39%) Internet
3 4 (1.11%) WAN
3 4 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.83%) NAS
4 3 (0.83%) SAN
4 3 (0.83%) Wireless
5 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.28%) ATM
6 1 (0.28%) Broadband
6 1 (0.28%) Extranet
6 1 (0.28%) Firewall
6 1 (0.28%) MPLS
6 1 (0.28%) SMS
6 1 (0.28%) VLAN
6 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.94%) Big Data
4 7 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.66%) Power BI
6 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.11%) QlikView
7 4 (1.11%) SSDT
8 3 (0.83%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.55%) OLAP
10 1 (0.28%) MySQL
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.28%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 12 (3.32%) JIRA
2 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.55%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.55%) Redmine
3 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) PeopleTools
General
1 113 (31.30%) Finance
2 41 (11.36%) Banking
3 26 (7.20%) Retail
4 25 (6.93%) Manufacturing
5 24 (6.65%) Legal
6 18 (4.99%) Law
7 17 (4.71%) Advertising
8 15 (4.16%) Investment Banking
9 12 (3.32%) Back Office
9 12 (3.32%) Marketing
10 8 (2.22%) Automotive
10 8 (2.22%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.94%) Front Office
12 6 (1.66%) Games
13 5 (1.39%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.83%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.55%) Electronics
15 2 (0.55%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 274 (75.90%) Analyst
2 252 (69.81%) Business Analyst
3 34 (9.42%) IT Analyst
4 33 (9.14%) Business IT Analyst
5 32 (8.86%) IT Business Analyst
6 29 (8.03%) Senior Analyst
7 27 (7.48%) Senior Business Analyst
8 24 (6.65%) Lead Business Analyst
9 23 (6.37%) Agile Business Analyst
10 22 (6.09%) Consultant
11 18 (4.99%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.88%) SAP Business Analyst
13 13 (3.60%) SAP Analyst
13 13 (3.60%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (3.32%) Developer
15 11 (3.05%) Business Systems Analyst
16 10 (2.77%) SAP Consultant
16 10 (2.77%) SAP MM Consultant
16 10 (2.77%) SAP PP Consultant
16 10 (2.77%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.05%) .NET
2 3 (0.83%) Middleware
2 3 (0.83%) Web Services
3 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.55%) JTS
3 2 (0.55%) REST
3 2 (0.55%) SOAP
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.28%) J2EE
4 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.09%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.16%) User Experience
5 6 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.39%) PMI
7 4 (1.11%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.11%) Online Games
8 3 (0.83%) AS400
8 3 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.55%) CMDB
9 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.55%) FMCG
9 2 (0.55%) LIMS
9 2 (0.55%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (0.55%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.55%) Android
1 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.28%) Windows
2 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (24.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (20.78%) Project Management
4 61 (16.90%) Waterfall
5 49 (13.57%) Data Analysis
5 49 (13.57%) Scrum
6 44 (12.19%) PRINCE2
7 37 (10.25%) Use Case
8 35 (9.70%) Creative Thinking
9 34 (9.42%) Change Management
10 33 (9.14%) Data Modelling
10 33 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (9.14%) SDLC
11 32 (8.86%) User Stories
12 30 (8.31%) Coaching
12 30 (8.31%) UML
13 28 (7.76%) Systems Analysis
14 26 (7.20%) Business Process Modelling
14 26 (7.20%) Requirements Analysis
14 26 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.14%) SQL
2 9 (2.49%) Java
3 7 (1.94%) C#
4 5 (1.39%) C
5 3 (0.83%) C++
6 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (14.68%) Degree
2 30 (8.31%) ISEB
3 19 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (2.22%) IIBA
4 8 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.94%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.66%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.11%) HND
7 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.83%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.83%) PMP
9 2 (0.55%) PhD
10 1 (0.28%) CBAP
10 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.14%) PMO
2 11 (3.05%) QA
3 6 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.39%) GDPR
5 4 (1.11%) MiFID
6 3 (0.83%) SLA
7 1 (0.28%) COBIT
7 1 (0.28%) EMIR
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 45 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.54%) SAP
3 11 (3.05%) Oracle
4 6 (1.66%) Progress
5 4 (1.11%) Capita
5 4 (1.11%) Infor
5 4 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.11%) Tableau
5 4 (1.11%) Teradata
6 3 (0.83%) Epicor
6 3 (0.83%) Google
6 3 (0.83%) IFS
6 3 (0.83%) Sage
6 3 (0.83%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.55%) Casewise
7 2 (0.55%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.28%) Cadence
8 1 (0.28%) VMware