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

Business Analysis
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 103 87
Rank change year-on-year -18 -16 +10
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 345 379 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.70% 3.06% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 3.39% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 274 308 325
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £32,200
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% -

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 11,638 11,195 10,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.96% 90.46% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9,327 9,334 8,812
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 February 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 February 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 -2 179 £45,000 - 29
Cheshire +8 108 £47,500 +11.76% 15
Merseyside +11 26 £33,000 -18.26% 6
Lancashire -19 18 £40,000 -
Cumbria -2 6 £55,000 +144.44%
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 150 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (39.13%) Finance
3 100 (28.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (24.93%) Project Management
5 61 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (16.52%) Data Analysis
7 53 (15.36%) Degree
7 53 (15.36%) Banking
8 47 (13.62%) Use Case
9 42 (12.17%) Waterfall
10 39 (11.30%) Scrum
11 38 (11.01%) Change Management
12 37 (10.72%) User Stories
13 36 (10.43%) ISEB
14 35 (10.14%) Microsoft
15 34 (9.86%) PMO
16 33 (9.57%) PRINCE2
17 30 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
17 30 (8.70%) Risk Management
17 30 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
18 29 (8.41%) E-Commerce
19 28 (8.12%) Microsoft Excel
19 28 (8.12%) Investment Banking
19 28 (8.12%) Wealth Management
19 28 (8.12%) Business Process Modelling
20 27 (7.83%) SDLC
20 27 (7.83%) Information Security
21 24 (6.96%) Coaching
22 23 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
22 23 (6.67%) SQL

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 (2.03%) CMS
1 7 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.74%) Confluence
3 3 (0.87%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (8.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 14 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (2.03%) SAP PP
2 5 (1.45%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.45%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.87%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.87%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.58%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (0.87%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (0.87%) PaaS
3 2 (0.58%) Boomi
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Taleo
4 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.32%) NAS
1 8 (2.32%) SAN
2 7 (2.03%) Intranet
2 7 (2.03%) WAN
3 6 (1.74%) Wireless
4 3 (0.87%) Asterisk PBX
4 3 (0.87%) ISDN
4 3 (0.87%) PBX
4 3 (0.87%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.58%) Internet
6 1 (0.29%) Firewall
6 1 (0.29%) HTTP
6 1 (0.29%) RS-232
6 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.74%) Big Data
4 3 (0.87%) MySQL
4 3 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.58%) GIS
5 2 (0.58%) Power BI
5 2 (0.58%) QlikView
6 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.90%) JIRA
2 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.29%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 135 (39.13%) Finance
2 53 (15.36%) Banking
3 28 (8.12%) Investment Banking
4 23 (6.67%) Law
5 22 (6.38%) Retail
6 19 (5.51%) Legal
7 15 (4.35%) Advertising
7 15 (4.35%) Manufacturing
8 11 (3.19%) Marketing
9 6 (1.74%) Back Office
9 6 (1.74%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.45%) Military
11 4 (1.16%) Automotive
11 4 (1.16%) Billing
11 4 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.87%) Games
13 2 (0.58%) Electronics
13 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 258 (74.78%) Analyst
2 235 (68.12%) Business Analyst
3 45 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
3 45 (13.04%) Senior Business Analyst
4 37 (10.72%) IT Analyst
5 36 (10.43%) Business IT Analyst
6 33 (9.57%) IT Business Analyst
7 24 (6.96%) Agile Business Analyst
8 20 (5.80%) Lead Business Analyst
9 18 (5.22%) Consultant
10 13 (3.77%) Business Systems Analyst
10 13 (3.77%) Product Analyst
10 13 (3.77%) Product Business Analyst
10 13 (3.77%) SAP Business Analyst
10 13 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
11 12 (3.48%) SAP Analyst
12 10 (2.90%) Business Manager
12 10 (2.90%) Product Owner
13 8 (2.32%) Business Change Analyst
13 8 (2.32%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.06%) .NET
2 4 (1.16%) .NET Framework
2 4 (1.16%) Middleware
3 3 (0.87%) EDI
3 3 (0.87%) Web Services
4 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.58%) CSS
4 2 (0.58%) HTML
5 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.29%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.29%) IDoc
5 1 (0.29%) J2EE
5 1 (0.29%) jQuery
5 1 (0.29%) LINQ
5 1 (0.29%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.29%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.93%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.48%) User Experience
5 8 (2.32%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.03%) FMCG
6 7 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.58%) Online Games
9 2 (0.58%) PMI
9 2 (0.58%) Robotics
10 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.29%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.29%) iPad
10 1 (0.29%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.03%) Windows
2 6 (1.74%) Linux
3 3 (0.87%) CentOS
3 3 (0.87%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.58%) Unix
5 1 (0.29%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (28.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (24.93%) Project Management
4 57 (16.52%) Data Analysis
5 47 (13.62%) Use Case
6 42 (12.17%) Waterfall
7 39 (11.30%) Scrum
8 38 (11.01%) Change Management
9 37 (10.72%) User Stories
10 33 (9.57%) PRINCE2
11 30 (8.70%) Risk Management
11 30 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
11 30 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (8.41%) E-Commerce
13 28 (8.12%) Business Process Modelling
13 28 (8.12%) Wealth Management
14 27 (7.83%) Information Security
14 27 (7.83%) SDLC
15 24 (6.96%) Coaching
16 23 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.67%) SQL
2 9 (2.61%) C
3 8 (2.32%) C#
4 6 (1.74%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.45%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (0.29%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) R
6 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (15.36%) Degree
2 36 (10.43%) ISEB
3 13 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 12 (3.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.03%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.74%) IIBA
8 6 (1.74%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.16%) HND
10 4 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.87%) Linux+ Certification
11 3 (0.87%) LPIC
11 3 (0.87%) RHCE
12 2 (0.58%) CISM
12 2 (0.58%) CISSP
12 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.86%) PMO
2 19 (5.51%) QA
3 3 (0.87%) GDPR
4 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.09%) SAP
3 16 (4.64%) Oracle
4 5 (1.45%) Capita
4 5 (1.45%) IBM
4 5 (1.45%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.58%) Dell
5 2 (0.58%) Epicor
5 2 (0.58%) Infor
5 2 (0.58%) Kronos
5 2 (0.58%) Tableau
6 1 (0.29%) Avaya
6 1 (0.29%) Google
6 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.29%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.29%) Progress
6 1 (0.29%) Sage
6 1 (0.29%) Trillium
6 1 (0.29%) VMware