Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 78 85
Rank change year-on-year -35 +7 +9
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 370 446 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.78% 3.56% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 3.97% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 250 344 369
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% +7.89%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,400 £31,955
90th Percentile £57,625 £62,500 £56,050
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 11955 11235 11504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.92% 89.78% 89.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9506 9368 9511
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -46 182 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Cheshire +6 101 £47,500 +17.28% 6
Lancashire -15 27 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside +9 18 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Cumbria +8 4 £38,750 +72.22%
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 149 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (36.76%) Finance
3 110 (29.73%) Project Management
4 87 (23.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 60 (16.22%) Degree
8 55 (14.86%) Retail
9 53 (14.32%) Banking
10 48 (12.97%) SAP
11 45 (12.16%) Use Case
12 41 (11.08%) Manufacturing
13 39 (10.54%) Microsoft
14 38 (10.27%) E-Commerce
14 38 (10.27%) User Stories
15 37 (10.00%) Data Analysis
16 36 (9.73%) SDLC
17 34 (9.19%) Regression Testing
17 34 (9.19%) Change Management
18 31 (8.38%) Scrum
18 31 (8.38%) PRINCE2
19 30 (8.11%) SAP Implementation
20 29 (7.84%) SQL
20 29 (7.84%) ISEB
21 28 (7.57%) Oracle
22 27 (7.30%) ITIL
22 27 (7.30%) MS Visio
23 26 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
23 26 (7.03%) Business Process Modelling
23 26 (7.03%) Acceptance Criteria

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 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.89%) Confluence
3 2 (0.54%) CMS
3 2 (0.54%) SAS
4 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 27 (7.30%) MS Visio
2 26 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.81%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.51%) SAP PP
2 11 (2.97%) SAP CO
2 11 (2.97%) SAP FI
2 11 (2.97%) SAP FI/CO
2 11 (2.97%) SAP SD
3 10 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (2.70%) SAP WM
4 9 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (2.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (2.16%) SAP MM
6 5 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (1.35%) Maximo
7 4 (1.08%) SAP EWM
7 4 (1.08%) SAP QM
8 3 (0.81%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.81%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 3 (0.81%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.43%) PaaS
2 6 (1.62%) IBM Blueworks
3 5 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.81%) Taleo
5 1 (0.27%) Boomi
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.35%) SMS
2 4 (1.08%) NAS
2 4 (1.08%) SAN
2 4 (1.08%) WAN
3 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.54%) Firewall
3 2 (0.54%) Wireless
4 1 (0.27%) HTTP
4 1 (0.27%) LAN
4 1 (0.27%) RS-232
4 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.27%) VLAN
4 1 (0.27%) VPN
4 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.97%) Big Data
2 11 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (1.89%) Power BI
4 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.35%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.08%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.54%) GIS
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.54%) QlikView
9 1 (0.27%) KNIME
9 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (3.78%) JIRA
2 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.54%) FitNesse
3 2 (0.54%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.54%) Selenium
3 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.54%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 136 (36.76%) Finance
2 55 (14.86%) Retail
3 53 (14.32%) Banking
4 41 (11.08%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.32%) Investment Banking
6 15 (4.05%) Law
7 12 (3.24%) Advertising
8 8 (2.16%) Legal
8 8 (2.16%) Marketing
9 7 (1.89%) Billing
9 7 (1.89%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.62%) Military
11 4 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (1.08%) Electronics
12 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.27%) Back Office
14 1 (0.27%) Games
14 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 255 (68.92%) Analyst
2 219 (59.19%) Business Analyst
3 50 (13.51%) Consultant
4 37 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 36 (9.73%) IT Analyst
5 36 (9.73%) Senior Business Analyst
6 35 (9.46%) Business IT Analyst
7 33 (8.92%) IT Business Analyst
8 31 (8.38%) SAP Consultant
9 27 (7.30%) SAP Analyst
10 26 (7.03%) Agile Business Analyst
11 17 (4.59%) SAP Business Analyst
12 13 (3.51%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.51%) Retail Business Analyst
13 11 (2.97%) Graduate
13 11 (2.97%) IT Graduate
13 11 (2.97%) Junior
13 11 (2.97%) Product Owner
14 10 (2.70%) SAP Business Consultant
14 10 (2.70%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.14%) .NET
2 9 (2.43%) XML
3 8 (2.16%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.16%) Middleware
4 7 (1.89%) EDI
4 7 (1.89%) SOAP
5 4 (1.08%) CSS
5 4 (1.08%) HTML
5 4 (1.08%) IDoc
6 3 (0.81%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.81%) SAP XI
7 2 (0.54%) Web Services
7 2 (0.54%) WSDL
7 2 (0.54%) XSD
8 1 (0.27%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.27%) jQuery
8 1 (0.27%) LINQ
8 1 (0.27%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.27%) SAPUI5
8 1 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 67 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.59%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.59%) User Experience
3 16 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.43%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.16%) Smart Meter
6 7 (1.89%) FMCG
7 6 (1.62%) iPad
8 5 (1.35%) Clustering
8 5 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.81%) NHS
10 3 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.54%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.54%) PKI
11 2 (0.54%) Smart Energy
12 1 (0.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.54%) Linux
1 2 (0.54%) Windows
2 1 (0.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (29.73%) Project Management
3 87 (23.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 63 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 45 (12.16%) Use Case
6 38 (10.27%) E-Commerce
6 38 (10.27%) User Stories
7 37 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 36 (9.73%) SDLC
9 34 (9.19%) Change Management
9 34 (9.19%) Regression Testing
10 31 (8.38%) PRINCE2
10 31 (8.38%) Scrum
11 30 (8.11%) SAP Implementation
12 27 (7.30%) ITIL
13 26 (7.03%) Acceptance Criteria
13 26 (7.03%) Business Process Modelling
14 25 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (6.76%) Process Improvement
14 25 (6.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.84%) SQL
2 14 (3.78%) C#
3 11 (2.97%) C
4 10 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.62%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.08%) ABAP
7 2 (0.54%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (0.54%) R
7 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.27%) COBOL
8 1 (0.27%) Java
8 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 60 (16.22%) Degree
2 29 (7.84%) ISEB
3 10 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.43%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.08%) IIBA
7 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.08%) SAP Certification
8 3 (0.81%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) CISM
9 2 (0.54%) CISSP
9 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.27%) CBAP
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.41%) QA
2 15 (4.05%) PMO
3 8 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.62%) GDPR
4 6 (1.62%) SLA
5 4 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.08%) ISO 14001
5 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.54%) MiFID
6 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (12.97%) SAP
2 39 (10.54%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.57%) Oracle
4 15 (4.05%) IBM
5 5 (1.35%) Cognizant
5 5 (1.35%) IFS
6 4 (1.08%) Sage
7 3 (0.81%) Adobe
7 3 (0.81%) Capita
7 3 (0.81%) hybris
7 3 (0.81%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.54%) Epicor
8 2 (0.54%) HP
8 2 (0.54%) iManage
9 1 (0.27%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.27%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.27%) Tableau
9 1 (0.27%) Verint