The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 29 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 31 40 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 9.23% 10.20% 10.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.69% 10.23% 10.78%
Number of salaries quoted 31 31 25
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Business Analyst
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
320 391 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 95.24% 99.74% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 296 321 213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Business Analyst Salary Trend in Bedford

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Business Analyst Salary Histogram in Bedford

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 56 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (77.27%) DSDM
3 47 (71.21%) Scrum
4 45 (68.18%) User Stories
5 39 (59.09%) Use Case
5 39 (59.09%) UML
6 37 (56.06%) BPMN
7 31 (46.97%) Kanban
8 29 (43.94%) Business Analysis
9 27 (40.91%) Project Management
10 26 (39.39%) Microsoft
10 26 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (36.36%) ISEB
12 21 (31.82%) User Experience
13 20 (30.30%) MS Excel
14 19 (28.79%) Line Management
14 19 (28.79%) Mentoring
14 19 (28.79%) Performance Management
15 17 (25.76%) CBAP
16 16 (24.24%) Degree
17 11 (16.67%) Client/Server
17 11 (16.67%) Finance
17 11 (16.67%) Data Modelling
18 8 (12.12%) Software Engineering
18 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
19 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2
20 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
21 5 (7.58%) Oracle
21 5 (7.58%) Pegasus
21 5 (7.58%) JD Edwards

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 20 (30.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.82%) User Experience
2 11 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (77.27%) DSDM
3 47 (71.21%) Scrum
4 45 (68.18%) User Stories
5 39 (59.09%) Use Case
5 39 (59.09%) UML
6 37 (56.06%) BPMN
7 31 (46.97%) Kanban
8 29 (43.94%) Business Analysis
9 27 (40.91%) Project Management
10 19 (28.79%) Performance Management
10 19 (28.79%) Line Management
10 19 (28.79%) Mentoring
11 11 (16.67%) Data Modelling
12 8 (12.12%) Software Engineering
13 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2
14 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (7.58%) Product Management
16 2 (3.03%) ERP
17 1 (1.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.52%) C
1 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) ISEB
2 17 (25.76%) CBAP
3 16 (24.24%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Pegasus
2 5 (7.58%) JD Edwards
2 5 (7.58%) Sage
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) Capita