The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
England / North West
Rank 60 64 69
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 280 238 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.56% 4.19% 3.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.71% 4.32% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 234 216 210
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5946 5514 6351
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.73% 97.03% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4952 4624 5108
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 208 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Cheshire -15 32 £40,000 -2.43% 7
Merseyside -3 19 £40,372 +15.34%
Lancashire +2 17 £40,000 - 3
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 233 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (38.75%) Business Analysis
3 138 (24.64%) ERP
4 134 (23.93%) SAP
5 115 (20.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 109 (19.46%) SDLC
7 99 (17.68%) Finance
8 95 (16.96%) SAP ERP
9 92 (16.43%) Translating Business Requirements
10 88 (15.71%) FMCG
11 84 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
12 82 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
13 72 (12.86%) Degree
14 54 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 54 (9.64%) User Stories
15 52 (9.29%) Manufacturing
16 49 (8.75%) Project Management
17 48 (8.57%) Waterfall
18 47 (8.39%) Scrum
19 45 (8.04%) Software Delivery
20 44 (7.86%) Retail
20 44 (7.86%) SAP SD
21 43 (7.68%) ISEB
22 36 (6.43%) SAP APO
23 35 (6.25%) Business Process Modelling
23 35 (6.25%) E-Commerce
24 34 (6.07%) Microsoft
24 34 (6.07%) User Experience
25 32 (5.71%) Order to Cash
25 32 (5.71%) Legal

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (3.04%) Confluence
2 13 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.36%) CMS
3 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.43%) MS Office
4 4 (0.71%) MS Project
4 4 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 95 (16.96%) SAP ERP
2 44 (7.86%) SAP SD
3 36 (6.43%) SAP APO
4 18 (3.21%) SAP SCM
5 13 (2.32%) SAP PP
6 7 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.54%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.54%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.54%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.36%) SAP QM
10 2 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.54%) Yammer
2 2 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.04%) Internet
2 7 (1.25%) FTP
2 7 (1.25%) HTTP
3 5 (0.89%) Intranet
4 4 (0.71%) Extranet
5 2 (0.36%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (1.25%) MS Access
4 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.54%) Big Data
5 3 (0.54%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.18%) GIS
7 1 (0.18%) OLAP
7 1 (0.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 22 (3.93%) JIRA
2 4 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 99 (17.68%) Finance
2 52 (9.29%) Manufacturing
3 44 (7.86%) Retail
4 32 (5.71%) Legal
5 24 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.86%) Marketing
7 15 (2.68%) Banking
8 14 (2.50%) Law
9 8 (1.43%) Military
10 7 (1.25%) Advertising
11 5 (0.89%) Games
12 4 (0.71%) Electronics
12 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.54%) Billing
13 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.36%) Back Office
14 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.18%) Automotive
15 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.93%) .NET
2 14 (2.50%) XML
3 10 (1.79%) Web Services
4 7 (1.25%) EDI
4 7 (1.25%) EDIFACT
5 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.36%) Velocity
7 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.18%) Mason
7 1 (0.18%) MDX
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 88 (15.71%) FMCG
2 82 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.07%) User Experience
4 24 (4.29%) iPad
5 20 (3.57%) Smart Meter
6 17 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.25%) PMI
8 7 (1.25%) TRADACOMS
9 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.54%) Cybercrime
11 3 (0.54%) Life Science
12 2 (0.36%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.36%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.36%) EPoS
13 1 (0.18%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.18%) Cyberthreat
13 1 (0.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.36%) Android
1 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
1 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
1 2 (0.36%) Windows
2 1 (0.18%) Linux
2 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (38.75%) Business Analysis
3 138 (24.64%) ERP
4 115 (20.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 109 (19.46%) SDLC
6 92 (16.43%) Translating Business Requirements
7 84 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
8 54 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 54 (9.64%) User Stories
9 49 (8.75%) Project Management
10 48 (8.57%) Waterfall
11 47 (8.39%) Scrum
12 45 (8.04%) Software Delivery
13 35 (6.25%) Business Process Modelling
13 35 (6.25%) E-Commerce
14 32 (5.71%) Order to Cash
15 31 (5.54%) BPMN
15 31 (5.54%) Use Case
16 29 (5.18%) Data Modelling
16 29 (5.18%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.29%) SQL
2 10 (1.79%) C#
3 8 (1.43%) C
4 7 (1.25%) ActionScript
4 7 (1.25%) ActionScript 2.0
5 6 (1.07%) Java
6 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.36%) VB
8 1 (0.18%) PHP
8 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (12.86%) Degree
2 43 (7.68%) ISEB
3 13 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.54%) CCA
7 2 (0.36%) ACCA
7 2 (0.36%) CIMA
8 1 (0.18%) IIBA
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.50%) ISO 14001
1 14 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 14 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.14%) QA
3 7 (1.25%) PMO
4 5 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.36%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) IFRS
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 134 (23.93%) SAP
2 34 (6.07%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.93%) Oracle
4 17 (3.04%) JDA
5 9 (1.61%) Cognizant
6 5 (0.89%) Guidewire
7 4 (0.71%) IBM
8 3 (0.54%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.54%) Sage
8 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.36%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.18%) Epicor
10 1 (0.18%) Facebook
10 1 (0.18%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.18%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.18%) Siebel
10 1 (0.18%) Twitter
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