Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 119 79
Rank change year-on-year -8 -40 -4
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 299 345 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.52% 2.63% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.88% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 230 233 344
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,800 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,328 £63,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 10,791 11,960 10,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.01% 91.17% 90.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8,673 9,535 9,038
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

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 September 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 22 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
Manchester -44 116 £44,500 +4.71% 14
Cheshire +40 102 £46,250 -2.63% 9
Lancashire +20 36 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside +34 30 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Cumbria +5 2 £25,674 -33.74% 1
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 158 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (25.42%) Finance
4 75 (25.08%) Project Management
5 64 (21.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (18.39%) Waterfall
7 51 (17.06%) Degree
8 44 (14.72%) Banking
9 39 (13.04%) Scrum
9 39 (13.04%) SQL
9 39 (13.04%) User Stories
10 37 (12.37%) Use Case
11 33 (11.04%) Data Analysis
12 31 (10.37%) Microsoft
13 29 (9.70%) Change Management
13 29 (9.70%) Retail
14 28 (9.36%) SDLC
15 26 (8.70%) Risk Management
15 26 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (8.36%) CRM
16 25 (8.36%) PRINCE2
17 24 (8.03%) MS Visio
17 24 (8.03%) Data Modelling
17 24 (8.03%) Wealth Management
18 22 (7.36%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (7.36%) JIRA
18 22 (7.36%) ISEB
18 22 (7.36%) UML
18 22 (7.36%) Manufacturing
19 21 (7.02%) User Experience

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 14 (4.68%) Confluence
2 6 (2.01%) MS Project Server
2 6 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.34%) Alfresco
3 4 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.33%) SAS
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (8.03%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.01%) SAP PP
1 9 (3.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.34%) Infor SunSystems
3 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.00%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (1.00%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.67%) BPCS
4 2 (0.67%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.33%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.01%) Office 365
2 5 (1.67%) Trello
3 4 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.67%) Asana
4 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.67%) G Suite
4 2 (0.67%) GitHub
4 2 (0.67%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon SageMaker
5 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.01%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.00%) Internet
2 3 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.33%) ATM
3 1 (0.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.33%) Broadband
3 1 (0.33%) Extranet
3 1 (0.33%) Firewall
3 1 (0.33%) Intranet
3 1 (0.33%) MPLS
3 1 (0.33%) SMS
3 1 (0.33%) VLAN
3 1 (0.33%) VPN
3 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.68%) Big Data
4 6 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.34%) SSDT
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.00%) MySQL
7 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.67%) QlikView
8 2 (0.67%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (7.36%) JIRA
2 6 (2.01%) Rational Rose
3 4 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.67%) Redmine
6 1 (0.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.33%) PeopleTools
General
1 76 (25.42%) Finance
2 44 (14.72%) Banking
3 29 (9.70%) Retail
4 22 (7.36%) Manufacturing
5 20 (6.69%) Law
6 19 (6.35%) Investment Banking
7 17 (5.69%) Advertising
8 11 (3.68%) Games
8 11 (3.68%) Marketing
9 9 (3.01%) Front Office
10 8 (2.68%) Retail Banking
10 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
11 7 (2.34%) Electronics
12 6 (2.01%) Back Office
12 6 (2.01%) Legal
12 6 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (2.01%) Publishing
13 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 211 (70.57%) Analyst
2 185 (61.87%) Business Analyst
3 32 (10.70%) Senior Analyst
4 31 (10.37%) Consultant
5 26 (8.70%) Senior Business Analyst
6 22 (7.36%) IT Analyst
7 20 (6.69%) Business IT Analyst
7 20 (6.69%) IT Business Analyst
8 17 (5.69%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.35%) Agile Business Analyst
10 14 (4.68%) Developer
10 14 (4.68%) Systems Analyst
11 11 (3.68%) Financial Analyst
11 11 (3.68%) SAP Analyst
11 11 (3.68%) SAP Business Analyst
12 10 (3.34%) Architect
12 10 (3.34%) Finance Business Analyst
12 10 (3.34%) Software Analyst
12 10 (3.34%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (3.34%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.69%) .NET
2 7 (2.34%) Web Services
3 6 (2.01%) Middleware
3 6 (2.01%) REST
3 6 (2.01%) SOAP
4 4 (1.34%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.34%) XML
5 3 (1.00%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.67%) JTS
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.33%) J2EE
7 1 (0.33%) Kafka
7 1 (0.33%) Keras
7 1 (0.33%) MXNet
7 1 (0.33%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.33%) Node.js
7 1 (0.33%) TensorFlow
7 1 (0.33%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 78 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.02%) User Experience
3 20 (6.69%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (5.02%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.01%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.67%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.34%) Marketing Technology
7 4 (1.34%) PMI
8 3 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.67%) AS400
9 2 (0.67%) CMDB
9 2 (0.67%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.67%) LIMS
9 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.67%) Online Games
9 2 (0.67%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.33%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.33%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.67%) Unix
2 1 (0.33%) Android
2 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.33%) Windows
2 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (25.08%) Project Management
3 64 (21.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (18.39%) Waterfall
5 39 (13.04%) Scrum
5 39 (13.04%) User Stories
6 37 (12.37%) Use Case
7 33 (11.04%) Data Analysis
8 29 (9.70%) Change Management
9 28 (9.36%) SDLC
10 26 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (8.70%) Risk Management
11 25 (8.36%) CRM
11 25 (8.36%) PRINCE2
12 24 (8.03%) Data Modelling
12 24 (8.03%) Wealth Management
13 22 (7.36%) UML
13 22 (7.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (7.02%) Business Process Modelling
15 20 (6.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.04%) SQL
2 17 (5.69%) Java
3 12 (4.01%) C#
4 7 (2.34%) C
5 5 (1.67%) C++
6 4 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.34%) Python
7 2 (0.67%) Perl
7 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.33%) PHP
8 1 (0.33%) R
8 1 (0.33%) RPG
8 1 (0.33%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 51 (17.06%) Degree
2 22 (7.36%) ISEB
3 14 (4.68%) IIBA
4 8 (2.68%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.34%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.34%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.34%) PhD
7 4 (1.34%) PMP
7 4 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.00%) CBAP
9 2 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.67%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) CAPM
10 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.01%) QA
2 7 (2.34%) PMO
3 6 (2.01%) GDPR
4 5 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.34%) MiFID
6 2 (0.67%) SLA
7 1 (0.33%) COBIT
7 1 (0.33%) EMIR
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.33%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 31 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.35%) SAP
3 10 (3.34%) Atlassian
3 10 (3.34%) Oracle
4 6 (2.01%) Casewise
4 6 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.67%) Infor
6 4 (1.34%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.34%) Sun
7 3 (1.00%) CA
7 3 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.00%) Civica
7 3 (1.00%) Google
7 3 (1.00%) Northgate
7 3 (1.00%) Orchard
7 3 (1.00%) Teradata
8 2 (0.67%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.67%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.67%) Tableau
8 2 (0.67%) Talend