Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 81 76
Rank change year-on-year -39 -5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 338 424 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.65% 3.48% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 3.90% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 221 339 413
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £32,300
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,850 £55,000
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 11432 10869 11774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.61% 89.28% 89.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9079 9097 9648
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -41 181 £40,000 -9.09% 15
Cheshire -13 69 £47,500 +22.58% 4
Lancashire -21 28 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside +2 17 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Cumbria +2 4 £38,750 +72.22% 1
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 131 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (34.62%) Finance
3 109 (32.25%) Project Management
4 72 (21.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 66 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 55 (16.27%) Degree
8 54 (15.98%) Retail
9 48 (14.20%) SAP
10 47 (13.91%) Banking
11 39 (11.54%) Manufacturing
12 37 (10.95%) E-Commerce
13 35 (10.36%) Microsoft
14 33 (9.76%) Oracle
14 33 (9.76%) Regression Testing
14 33 (9.76%) Use Case
15 31 (9.17%) Scrum
15 31 (9.17%) SQL
15 31 (9.17%) SDLC
16 30 (8.88%) PRINCE2
17 29 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (8.58%) SAP Implementation
18 27 (7.99%) ITIL
18 27 (7.99%) Change Management
19 26 (7.69%) ERP
20 25 (7.40%) User Stories
21 24 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
22 23 (6.80%) MS Visio
23 22 (6.51%) ISEB
23 22 (6.51%) PRINCE

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 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.78%) Confluence
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.59%) SAS
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) CMS
4 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.30%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 24 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (6.80%) MS Visio
3 18 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (4.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.89%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (4.14%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (4.14%) SAP PP
2 12 (3.55%) SAP SD
3 11 (3.25%) SAP CO
3 11 (3.25%) SAP FI
3 11 (3.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 11 (3.25%) SAP WM
4 10 (2.96%) SAP MM
5 8 (2.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (2.37%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (2.37%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (2.07%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (1.78%) Maximo
7 6 (1.78%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (1.78%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (1.78%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (1.78%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.66%) PaaS
2 8 (2.37%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (0.89%) Taleo
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.48%) SMS
2 2 (0.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Intranet
3 1 (0.30%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) RS-232
3 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) VLAN
3 1 (0.30%) VPN
3 1 (0.30%) WAN
3 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.66%) Big Data
2 9 (2.66%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.07%) Power BI
4 7 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.78%) SAP HANA
5 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.48%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.48%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.59%) QlikView
8 1 (0.30%) DTS
8 1 (0.30%) MySQL
8 1 (0.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (3.85%) JIRA
2 5 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.18%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.59%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.59%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.59%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.59%) Selenium
4 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.59%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
General
1 117 (34.62%) Finance
2 54 (15.98%) Retail
3 47 (13.91%) Banking
4 39 (11.54%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.96%) Law
6 8 (2.37%) Legal
7 7 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.78%) Marketing
8 6 (1.78%) Military
9 5 (1.48%) Advertising
9 5 (1.48%) Billing
9 5 (1.48%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.18%) Electronics
11 2 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Back Office
12 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 232 (68.64%) Analyst
2 193 (57.10%) Business Analyst
3 47 (13.91%) Consultant
4 32 (9.47%) Senior Analyst
5 31 (9.17%) SAP Consultant
6 30 (8.88%) Senior Business Analyst
7 29 (8.58%) SAP Analyst
8 28 (8.28%) IT Analyst
9 27 (7.99%) Agile Business Analyst
9 27 (7.99%) Business IT Analyst
10 25 (7.40%) IT Business Analyst
11 18 (5.33%) SAP Business Analyst
12 17 (5.03%) Project Manager
13 16 (4.73%) Retail Business Analyst
14 11 (3.25%) E-Commerce Analyst
14 11 (3.25%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
14 11 (3.25%) Product Owner
14 11 (3.25%) SAP Business Consultant
15 10 (2.96%) IT Manager
15 10 (2.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.55%) .NET
2 9 (2.66%) XML
3 8 (2.37%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.37%) Middleware
4 7 (2.07%) EDI
4 7 (2.07%) SOAP
5 4 (1.18%) HTML
5 4 (1.18%) IDoc
6 3 (0.89%) CSS
6 3 (0.89%) SAP XI
6 3 (0.89%) Web Services
7 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.59%) WSDL
7 2 (0.59%) XSD
8 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.30%) jQuery
8 1 (0.30%) SAPUI5
8 1 (0.30%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 66 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.62%) User Experience
3 14 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.66%) Smart Meter
6 7 (2.07%) FMCG
6 7 (2.07%) Renewable Energy
7 6 (1.78%) iPad
8 5 (1.48%) Clustering
8 5 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.89%) NHS
10 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.59%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.59%) PKI
10 2 (0.59%) Smart Energy
10 2 (0.59%) Social Media
11 1 (0.30%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.30%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.59%) Linux
1 2 (0.59%) Windows
2 1 (0.30%) Android
2 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (32.25%) Project Management
3 72 (21.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (10.95%) E-Commerce
6 33 (9.76%) Regression Testing
6 33 (9.76%) Use Case
7 31 (9.17%) Scrum
7 31 (9.17%) SDLC
8 30 (8.88%) PRINCE2
9 29 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (8.58%) SAP Implementation
10 27 (7.99%) Change Management
10 27 (7.99%) ITIL
11 26 (7.69%) ERP
12 25 (7.40%) User Stories
13 22 (6.51%) Acceptance Criteria
13 22 (6.51%) PRINCE
14 21 (6.21%) Data Analysis
14 21 (6.21%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.17%) SQL
2 11 (3.25%) C
3 10 (2.96%) C#
3 10 (2.96%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.48%) ABAP
4 5 (1.48%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.89%) R
6 2 (0.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (0.59%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.59%) Python
6 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.30%) COBOL
7 1 (0.30%) Perl
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
7 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (16.27%) Degree
2 22 (6.51%) ISEB
3 9 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.07%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.18%) SAP Certification
7 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.59%) CISM
8 2 (0.59%) CISSP
8 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.30%) CBAP
9 1 (0.30%) CIMA
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.14%) QA
2 11 (3.25%) PMO
3 9 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.78%) SLA
5 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.48%) ISO 14001
5 5 (1.48%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.48%) MiFID
6 4 (1.18%) GDPR
7 3 (0.89%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.30%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (14.20%) SAP
2 35 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 33 (9.76%) Oracle
4 18 (5.33%) IBM
5 9 (2.66%) Cognizant
6 6 (1.78%) IFS
7 4 (1.18%) hybris
7 4 (1.18%) Pega
7 4 (1.18%) Pegasus
7 4 (1.18%) Sage
8 3 (0.89%) Adobe
8 3 (0.89%) Epicor
8 3 (0.89%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.59%) Capita
9 2 (0.59%) HP
9 2 (0.59%) iManage
10 1 (0.30%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.30%) Zend