Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analyst
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 66 71
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 552 589 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.42% 4.49% 3.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.56% 4.64% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 463 420 403
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,107 12,692 11,275
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 96.77% 97.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9,864 10,417 9,512
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,244 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the North West

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in the North West

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the North West

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 July 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 -12 319 £45,000 -10.00% 33
Cheshire +34 128 £45,000 +16.13% 12
Merseyside +20 45 £44,375 +9.92% 3
Lancashire +12 37 £45,500 +13.75% 4
Cumbria - 1 £20,000 - 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 258 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (45.29%) Business Analysis
3 149 (26.99%) Finance
4 144 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (16.85%) SAP
6 87 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
7 77 (13.95%) Waterfall
8 71 (12.86%) SDLC
9 67 (12.14%) User Stories
9 67 (12.14%) Scrum
10 66 (11.96%) Degree
11 63 (11.41%) Banking
11 63 (11.41%) ERP
12 59 (10.69%) Manufacturing
13 56 (10.14%) Translating Business Requirements
14 51 (9.24%) Data Analysis
14 51 (9.24%) Logistics
15 46 (8.33%) Use Case
16 44 (7.97%) Project Management
17 41 (7.43%) Process Improvement
18 39 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
19 35 (6.34%) Requirements Analysis
20 34 (6.16%) Retail
20 34 (6.16%) ISEB
21 33 (5.98%) E-Commerce
22 32 (5.80%) UML
22 32 (5.80%) SAP SD
22 32 (5.80%) SAP ERP
23 31 (5.62%) BPMN
23 31 (5.62%) Software Delivery

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 (2.54%) Confluence
2 5 (0.91%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.72%) CMS
4 3 (0.54%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.36%) SAS
6 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 24 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 21 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 32 (5.80%) SAP ERP
1 32 (5.80%) SAP SD
2 17 (3.08%) SAP PP
3 12 (2.17%) SAP MM
3 12 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.09%) SAP APO
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.91%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.91%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.54%) SAP SCM
8 3 (0.54%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.45%) Trello
2 5 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (0.54%) Slack
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.36%) Asana
4 2 (0.36%) G Suite
4 2 (0.36%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.91%) Internet
2 3 (0.54%) Skype
3 2 (0.36%) HTTP
4 1 (0.18%) ATM
4 1 (0.18%) Broadband
4 1 (0.18%) Extranet
4 1 (0.18%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.91%) Big Data
1 5 (0.91%) SAP BW
2 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.54%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.36%) Essbase
4 2 (0.36%) OLAP
4 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.18%) QlikView
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (3.62%) JIRA
2 4 (0.72%) Pivotal Tracker
3 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.36%) Redmine
5 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.18%) Rational Software Modeler
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 149 (26.99%) Finance
2 63 (11.41%) Banking
3 59 (10.69%) Manufacturing
4 34 (6.16%) Retail
5 22 (3.99%) Law
6 19 (3.44%) Investment Banking
7 17 (3.08%) Advertising
8 16 (2.90%) Back Office
9 15 (2.72%) Legal
10 14 (2.54%) Marketing
11 9 (1.63%) Automotive
12 7 (1.27%) Games
13 6 (1.09%) Front Office
14 5 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.54%) Billing
15 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.54%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.72%) .NET
1 4 (0.72%) Mason
2 3 (0.54%) Java EE
2 3 (0.54%) Middleware
2 3 (0.54%) Web Services
2 3 (0.54%) XML
3 2 (0.36%) JSON
3 2 (0.36%) JTS
3 2 (0.36%) REST
3 2 (0.36%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.18%) EDI
4 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 87 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.71%) FMCG
3 19 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.08%) User Experience
5 11 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.63%) PMI
7 7 (1.27%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.91%) Minimum Viable Product
9 5 (0.91%) Online Games
10 4 (0.72%) Fintech
11 3 (0.54%) AS400
11 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.54%) Marketing Technology
11 3 (0.54%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.36%) CMDB
12 2 (0.36%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.36%) LIMS
12 2 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.36%) Android
1 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (45.29%) Business Analysis
3 144 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (13.95%) Waterfall
5 71 (12.86%) SDLC
6 67 (12.14%) Scrum
6 67 (12.14%) User Stories
7 63 (11.41%) ERP
8 56 (10.14%) Translating Business Requirements
9 51 (9.24%) Data Analysis
9 51 (9.24%) Logistics
10 46 (8.33%) Use Case
11 44 (7.97%) Project Management
12 41 (7.43%) Process Improvement
13 39 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 35 (6.34%) Requirements Analysis
15 33 (5.98%) E-Commerce
16 32 (5.80%) UML
17 31 (5.62%) BPMN
17 31 (5.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.26%) SQL
2 15 (2.72%) ABAP
3 11 (1.99%) Java
4 10 (1.81%) C
5 9 (1.63%) PHP
6 5 (0.91%) C#
6 5 (0.91%) C++
7 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.54%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.54%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.54%) Python
8 2 (0.36%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (11.96%) Degree
2 34 (6.16%) ISEB
3 17 (3.08%) IIBA
4 16 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (1.81%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.63%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.72%) HND
8 3 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.36%) CBAP
9 2 (0.36%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) ACCA
10 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.18%) CCA
10 1 (0.18%) CIMA
10 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.53%) PMO
2 20 (3.62%) QA
3 9 (1.63%) GDPR
4 7 (1.27%) PSD2
5 6 (1.09%) SLA
6 5 (0.91%) MiFID
7 2 (0.36%) GAAP
7 2 (0.36%) IFRS
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) EMIR
8 1 (0.18%) GAMP
8 1 (0.18%) GxP
8 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 93 (16.85%) SAP
2 31 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.99%) Oracle
4 13 (2.36%) JDA
5 11 (1.99%) Capita
6 9 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.27%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.09%) Progress
9 5 (0.91%) Teradata
10 4 (0.72%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.72%) Sage
11 3 (0.54%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.54%) Epicor
11 3 (0.54%) Infor
11 3 (0.54%) Pegasus
12 2 (0.36%) Ariba
12 2 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.36%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.36%) Tableau
12 2 (0.36%) Twitter