Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 69 80
Rank change year-on-year +14 +11 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 677 488 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.11% 3.97% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.29% 4.09% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 402 429 420
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +8.97%
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 12799 11927 12584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10256 10029 10440
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 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 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 20 November 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 +22 449 £45,000 - 20
Cheshire -7 104 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Lancashire +4 55 £40,000 - 5
Merseyside +8 26 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Cumbria +2 4 £38,750 -29.55% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 276 (40.77%) SAP
2 220 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (32.05%) Business Analysis
4 151 (22.30%) Finance
5 150 (22.16%) Manufacturing
6 116 (17.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 99 (14.62%) Project Management
8 79 (11.67%) Logistics
9 77 (11.37%) SDLC
10 76 (11.23%) E-Commerce
11 75 (11.08%) Retail
11 75 (11.08%) Degree
12 74 (10.93%) Use Case
13 70 (10.34%) ERP
13 70 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
14 63 (9.31%) Business Process Modelling
15 62 (9.16%) User Stories
16 61 (9.01%) Translating Business Requirements
17 59 (8.71%) Scrum
18 58 (8.57%) ABAP
19 57 (8.42%) FMCG
20 56 (8.27%) SAP SD
21 55 (8.12%) CRM
22 54 (7.98%) SAP PP
23 52 (7.68%) SAP APO
23 52 (7.68%) SAP ERP
24 51 (7.53%) Banking
24 51 (7.53%) Matrix Organization
25 50 (7.39%) Microsoft
26 49 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing

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 13 (1.92%) Confluence
2 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 38 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.40%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.44%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (8.27%) SAP SD
2 54 (7.98%) SAP PP
3 52 (7.68%) SAP APO
3 52 (7.68%) SAP ERP
4 30 (4.43%) SAP CO
4 30 (4.43%) SAP FI
4 30 (4.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 27 (3.99%) SAP MM
6 22 (3.25%) SAP EWM
6 22 (3.25%) SAP MII
6 22 (3.25%) SAP PP-PI
7 21 (3.10%) SAP QM
8 9 (1.33%) SAP SCM
8 9 (1.33%) SAP WM
9 8 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
10 7 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.74%) SAP LE
13 4 (0.59%) Visualfiles
14 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.89%) Force.com
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (0.44%) Trello
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.59%) NAS
1 4 (0.59%) SAN
2 3 (0.44%) WAN
3 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.30%) SMS
3 2 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.62%) Big Data
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.15%) Essbase
4 1 (0.15%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.15%) KNIME
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.15%) Power BI
4 1 (0.15%) QlikView
4 1 (0.15%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (2.81%) JIRA
2 4 (0.59%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 151 (22.30%) Finance
2 150 (22.16%) Manufacturing
3 75 (11.08%) Retail
4 51 (7.53%) Banking
5 35 (5.17%) Marketing
6 29 (4.28%) Telecoms
7 26 (3.84%) Billing
8 23 (3.40%) Electronics
9 15 (2.22%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.92%) Legal
11 10 (1.48%) Advertising
12 9 (1.33%) Law
13 7 (1.03%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) Back Office
14 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.43%) EDI
2 22 (3.25%) IDoc
3 19 (2.81%) SAP XI
4 14 (2.07%) SAPUI5
5 6 (0.89%) .NET
6 5 (0.74%) Visualforce
6 5 (0.74%) XML
7 4 (0.59%) Mason
8 3 (0.44%) HTML
8 3 (0.44%) Velocity
9 2 (0.30%) CSS
9 2 (0.30%) JSON
9 2 (0.30%) Web Services
10 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.15%) J2EE
10 1 (0.15%) Middleware
10 1 (0.15%) SAP ALE
10 1 (0.15%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (8.42%) FMCG
3 32 (4.73%) User Experience
4 28 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.84%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.92%) iPad
9 12 (1.77%) Social Media
10 11 (1.62%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.03%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.74%) PMI
14 4 (0.59%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.44%) CCTV
15 3 (0.44%) Fintech
15 3 (0.44%) NHS
15 3 (0.44%) Renewable Energy
16 2 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
16 2 (0.30%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.44%) Android
2 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.15%) Linux
3 1 (0.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (32.05%) Business Analysis
3 116 (17.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (14.62%) Project Management
5 79 (11.67%) Logistics
6 77 (11.37%) SDLC
7 76 (11.23%) E-Commerce
8 74 (10.93%) Use Case
9 70 (10.34%) ERP
10 63 (9.31%) Business Process Modelling
11 62 (9.16%) User Stories
12 61 (9.01%) Translating Business Requirements
13 59 (8.71%) Scrum
14 55 (8.12%) CRM
15 51 (7.53%) Matrix Organization
16 49 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
17 40 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (5.47%) Data Analysis
18 37 (5.47%) ITIL
18 37 (5.47%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 58 (8.57%) ABAP
2 16 (2.36%) SQL
3 10 (1.48%) C
4 5 (0.74%) Apex Code
4 5 (0.74%) Java
5 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.30%) C#
6 2 (0.30%) R
7 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (11.08%) Degree
2 23 (3.40%) ISEB
3 13 (1.92%) SAP Certification
4 10 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.74%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.59%) IIBA
10 3 (0.44%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) CBAP
11 1 (0.15%) PMP
11 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.32%) QA
2 34 (5.02%) SLA
3 18 (2.66%) PMO
4 7 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.03%) GDPR
5 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.59%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) GAAP
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
Vendors
1 276 (40.77%) SAP
2 50 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (1.48%) Cognizant
5 9 (1.33%) Oracle
6 4 (0.59%) hybris
6 4 (0.59%) SEEBURGER
7 3 (0.44%) Adobe
7 3 (0.44%) Capita
7 3 (0.44%) LexisNexis
7 3 (0.44%) Tableau
8 2 (0.30%) iManage
8 2 (0.30%) Infor
9 1 (0.15%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.15%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.15%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.15%) IFS
9 1 (0.15%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.15%) Sun
9 1 (0.15%) Verint