Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 62 71
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 599 522 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.73% 4.26% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.89% 4.41% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 369 465 410
North West median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,950 £32,475
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £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 12,246 11,838 11,603
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.69% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 9,818 9,978 9,686
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,000
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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +3 368 £45,000 -5.26% 32
Cheshire -3 120 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Lancashire -4 51 £40,000 - 6
Merseyside +28 24 £40,000 - 10
Cumbria -3 4 £38,750 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 220 (36.73%) SAP
2 207 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (34.06%) Business Analysis
4 132 (22.04%) Finance
5 128 (21.37%) Manufacturing
6 106 (17.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 90 (15.03%) Project Management
8 73 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
9 71 (11.85%) Logistics
10 69 (11.52%) Use Case
11 66 (11.02%) Degree
12 65 (10.85%) SDLC
13 64 (10.68%) E-Commerce
14 62 (10.35%) ERP
15 61 (10.18%) User Stories
16 59 (9.85%) Translating Business Requirements
17 57 (9.52%) ABAP
17 57 (9.52%) Scrum
18 55 (9.18%) SAP APO
19 53 (8.85%) Banking
20 50 (8.35%) Retail
21 49 (8.18%) FMCG
22 48 (8.01%) Business Process Modelling
23 47 (7.85%) Data Analysis
23 47 (7.85%) SAP ERP
24 46 (7.68%) Matrix Organization
25 45 (7.51%) SAP PP
26 42 (7.01%) QA
27 41 (6.84%) Process Improvement
28 38 (6.34%) 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 (2.17%) Confluence
2 2 (0.33%) EPiServer
2 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (2.67%) MS Visio
2 15 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 55 (9.18%) SAP APO
2 47 (7.85%) SAP ERP
3 45 (7.51%) SAP PP
4 31 (5.18%) SAP SD
5 26 (4.34%) SAP MM
6 23 (3.84%) SAP CO
6 23 (3.84%) SAP FI
7 22 (3.67%) SAP FI/CO
8 21 (3.51%) SAP QM
9 15 (2.50%) SAP MII
9 15 (2.50%) SAP PP-PI
10 12 (2.00%) SAP SCM
11 9 (1.50%) SAP EWM
12 7 (1.17%) SAP WM
13 6 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
14 4 (0.67%) Visualfiles
15 3 (0.50%) SAP BPC
16 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (0.67%) Force.com
3 3 (0.50%) Trello
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.50%) SAN
1 9 (1.50%) WAN
2 8 (1.34%) NAS
3 6 (1.00%) Wireless
4 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.33%) SMS
5 1 (0.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.34%) Big Data
2 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.17%) JasperReports
3 1 (0.17%) KNIME
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.17%) Power BI
3 1 (0.17%) QlikView
3 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (3.01%) JIRA
2 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) RequisitePro
General
1 132 (22.04%) Finance
2 128 (21.37%) Manufacturing
3 53 (8.85%) Banking
4 50 (8.35%) Retail
5 29 (4.84%) Investment Banking
6 28 (4.67%) Marketing
7 19 (3.17%) Law
8 17 (2.84%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.50%) Legal
10 14 (2.34%) Billing
11 12 (2.00%) Advertising
11 12 (2.00%) Electronics
12 7 (1.17%) Military
13 3 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Games
14 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.01%) EDI
2 14 (2.34%) SAPUI5
3 9 (1.50%) IDoc
4 8 (1.34%) .NET
4 8 (1.34%) XML
5 7 (1.17%) SAP XI
6 6 (1.00%) HTML
7 5 (0.83%) CSS
8 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.50%) Mason
8 3 (0.50%) Middleware
8 3 (0.50%) Velocity
9 2 (0.33%) JSON
9 2 (0.33%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.17%) CGI
10 1 (0.17%) J2EE
10 1 (0.17%) SAP ALE
10 1 (0.17%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.17%) SOAP
10 1 (0.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (8.18%) FMCG
3 31 (5.18%) User Experience
4 26 (4.34%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.50%) PMI
6 14 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.67%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.34%) iPad
11 6 (1.00%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.83%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.67%) Fintech
14 2 (0.33%) Virtual Team
15 1 (0.17%) Analytical Mindset
15 1 (0.17%) CMDB
15 1 (0.17%) Digital Media
15 1 (0.17%) Driving Licence
15 1 (0.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 1 (0.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.67%) Android
2 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.17%) Linux
3 1 (0.17%) Unix
3 1 (0.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (34.06%) Business Analysis
3 106 (17.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 90 (15.03%) Project Management
5 71 (11.85%) Logistics
6 69 (11.52%) Use Case
7 65 (10.85%) SDLC
8 64 (10.68%) E-Commerce
9 62 (10.35%) ERP
10 61 (10.18%) User Stories
11 59 (9.85%) Translating Business Requirements
12 57 (9.52%) Scrum
13 48 (8.01%) Business Process Modelling
14 47 (7.85%) Data Analysis
15 46 (7.68%) Matrix Organization
16 41 (6.84%) Process Improvement
17 38 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
18 36 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
19 34 (5.68%) ITIL
19 34 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.52%) ABAP
2 15 (2.50%) SQL
3 10 (1.67%) C
4 7 (1.17%) Java
5 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.33%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.17%) C#
7 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.17%) PHP
7 1 (0.17%) Python
7 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (11.02%) Degree
2 15 (2.50%) PMI Certification
3 13 (2.17%) ISEB
4 11 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (1.17%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.83%) IIBA
10 3 (0.50%) SAP Certification
10 3 (0.50%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.01%) QA
2 28 (4.67%) PMO
3 26 (4.34%) SLA
4 4 (0.67%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
Vendors
1 220 (36.73%) SAP
2 30 (5.01%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (1.00%) Oracle
5 4 (0.67%) hybris
5 4 (0.67%) Infor
6 3 (0.50%) Capita
6 3 (0.50%) Cognizant
6 3 (0.50%) Epicor
6 3 (0.50%) JDA
6 3 (0.50%) LexisNexis
6 3 (0.50%) Tableau
7 2 (0.33%) IFS
7 2 (0.33%) iManage
7 2 (0.33%) Kronos
7 2 (0.33%) Sage
7 2 (0.33%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.17%) Google
8 1 (0.17%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (0.17%) Verint