Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 63 64
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 612 474 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.79% 3.89% 4.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.96% 4.00% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 374 417 474
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +6.49%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
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 12346 11848 12658
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.31% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9899 9984 10403
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 17 October 2017.

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 17 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 +19 434 £45,000 - 24
Cheshire -30 72 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Lancashire -2 40 £40,000 - 4
Merseyside -4 29 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Cumbria -4 3 £38,750 -29.55% 1
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 250 (40.85%) SAP
2 194 (31.70%) Business Analysis
3 182 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (19.12%) Finance
5 115 (18.79%) Manufacturing
6 98 (16.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 91 (14.87%) Project Management
8 82 (13.40%) ERP
9 71 (11.60%) Degree
9 71 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
10 68 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
11 67 (10.95%) SDLC
12 66 (10.78%) Retail
12 66 (10.78%) FMCG
13 65 (10.62%) E-Commerce
14 63 (10.29%) SAP ERP
15 61 (9.97%) Use Case
16 60 (9.80%) Logistics
16 60 (9.80%) Matrix Organization
17 59 (9.64%) SAP SD
18 57 (9.31%) Business Process Modelling
19 53 (8.66%) Microsoft
19 53 (8.66%) User Acceptance Testing
20 51 (8.33%) Scrum
21 47 (7.68%) CRM
22 44 (7.19%) SAP PP
23 42 (6.86%) SAP APO
23 42 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
24 41 (6.70%) User Stories
25 40 (6.54%) Business Intelligence

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 9 (1.47%) Confluence
2 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.16%) CMS
Applications
1 42 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.49%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 63 (10.29%) SAP ERP
2 59 (9.64%) SAP SD
3 44 (7.19%) SAP PP
4 42 (6.86%) SAP APO
5 28 (4.58%) SAP CO
5 28 (4.58%) SAP FI
5 28 (4.58%) SAP FI/CO
6 26 (4.25%) SAP MM
7 22 (3.59%) SAP EWM
7 22 (3.59%) SAP MII
7 22 (3.59%) SAP PP-PI
8 19 (3.10%) SAP QM
9 9 (1.47%) SAP WM
10 8 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.82%) SAP LE
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.65%) Visualfiles
14 3 (0.49%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.98%) Force.com
2 4 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.33%) SMS
2 1 (0.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.47%) Big Data
2 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.16%) Essbase
6 1 (0.16%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.16%) KNIME
6 1 (0.16%) Power BI
6 1 (0.16%) QlikView
6 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (1.96%) JIRA
2 4 (0.65%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
General
1 117 (19.12%) Finance
2 115 (18.79%) Manufacturing
3 66 (10.78%) Retail
4 38 (6.21%) Banking
5 32 (5.23%) Marketing
6 26 (4.25%) Telecoms
7 24 (3.92%) Billing
8 21 (3.43%) Electronics
9 11 (1.80%) Legal
10 8 (1.31%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.14%) Advertising
12 6 (0.98%) Law
12 6 (0.98%) Military
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.74%) EDI
2 22 (3.59%) IDoc
3 19 (3.10%) SAP XI
4 14 (2.29%) SAPUI5
5 5 (0.82%) Visualforce
6 4 (0.65%) XML
7 3 (0.49%) .NET
8 2 (0.33%) CSS
8 2 (0.33%) HTML
8 2 (0.33%) Velocity
8 2 (0.33%) Web Services
9 1 (0.16%) J2EE
9 1 (0.16%) JSON
9 1 (0.16%) Mason
9 1 (0.16%) SAP ALE
9 1 (0.16%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (10.78%) FMCG
3 25 (4.08%) User Experience
4 23 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.59%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.12%) iPad
7 13 (2.12%) Social Media
8 11 (1.80%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.47%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.14%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (0.49%) CCTV
11 3 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.49%) Fintech
11 3 (0.49%) NHS
12 2 (0.33%) CMDB
12 2 (0.33%) Online Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.49%) Android
2 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.16%) Linux
3 1 (0.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (31.70%) Business Analysis
2 182 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (16.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (14.87%) Project Management
5 82 (13.40%) ERP
6 68 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
7 67 (10.95%) SDLC
8 65 (10.62%) E-Commerce
9 61 (9.97%) Use Case
10 60 (9.80%) Logistics
10 60 (9.80%) Matrix Organization
11 57 (9.31%) Business Process Modelling
12 53 (8.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 51 (8.33%) Scrum
14 47 (7.68%) CRM
15 41 (6.70%) User Stories
16 40 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
17 34 (5.56%) Record to Report
18 31 (5.07%) Change Management
19 30 (4.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 38 (6.21%) ABAP
2 18 (2.94%) SQL
3 10 (1.63%) C
4 5 (0.82%) Apex Code
4 5 (0.82%) Java
5 3 (0.49%) C#
5 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.33%) R
7 1 (0.16%) C++
7 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.16%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (0.16%) Python
7 1 (0.16%) VB
7 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (11.60%) Degree
2 20 (3.27%) ISEB
3 13 (2.12%) SAP Certification
4 9 (1.47%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.49%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CBAP
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.56%) SLA
2 28 (4.58%) QA
3 14 (2.29%) PMO
4 11 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.98%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.98%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.82%) GDPR
8 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.16%) EMIR
9 1 (0.16%) GAAP
9 1 (0.16%) MiFID
Vendors
1 250 (40.85%) SAP
2 53 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 17 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (2.12%) Oracle
5 11 (1.80%) Cognizant
6 4 (0.65%) SEEBURGER
7 3 (0.49%) Adobe
7 3 (0.49%) hybris
7 3 (0.49%) LexisNexis
7 3 (0.49%) Tableau
8 2 (0.33%) iManage
8 2 (0.33%) Infor
9 1 (0.16%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.16%) Avaya
9 1 (0.16%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.16%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.16%) IFS
9 1 (0.16%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.16%) Sun
9 1 (0.16%) Verint