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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 35 27 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 15 39 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.05% 10.05% 13.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 10.29% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15 34 36
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,150 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £59,250 £46,000
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
286 379 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.30% 97.68% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 247 322 234
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £58,100
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 29 January 2015.

Business Analyst Salary Histogram in Bedford

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 48 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (79.63%) DSDM
3 39 (72.22%) Scrum
4 37 (68.52%) User Stories
5 33 (61.11%) Use Case
5 33 (61.11%) UML
6 31 (57.41%) BPMN
7 23 (42.59%) Kanban
8 20 (37.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (37.04%) MS Excel
8 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
9 19 (35.19%) Business Analysis
10 18 (33.33%) Project Management
11 17 (31.48%) ISEB
12 15 (27.78%) User Experience
13 13 (24.07%) Line Management
13 13 (24.07%) Mentoring
13 13 (24.07%) Performance Management
14 11 (20.37%) CBAP
14 11 (20.37%) Data Modelling
14 11 (20.37%) Client/Server
15 10 (18.52%) Finance
16 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
16 6 (11.11%) Degree
17 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
17 5 (9.26%) SaaS
17 5 (9.26%) Pegasus
17 5 (9.26%) JD Edwards
17 5 (9.26%) Sage
17 5 (9.26%) Oracle

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (37.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) User Experience
2 11 (20.37%) Client/Server
3 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (79.63%) DSDM
3 39 (72.22%) Scrum
4 37 (68.52%) User Stories
5 33 (61.11%) Use Case
5 33 (61.11%) UML
6 31 (57.41%) BPMN
7 23 (42.59%) Kanban
8 19 (35.19%) Business Analysis
9 18 (33.33%) Project Management
10 13 (24.07%) Line Management
10 13 (24.07%) Mentoring
10 13 (24.07%) Performance Management
11 11 (20.37%) Data Modelling
12 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
13 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
14 2 (3.70%) ERP
15 1 (1.85%) CRM
15 1 (1.85%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) ISEB
2 11 (20.37%) CBAP
3 6 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Pegasus
2 5 (9.26%) JD Edwards
2 5 (9.26%) Sage
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle