The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 64 59 77
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 227 196 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.70% 3.77% 3.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.87% 3.97% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 198 174 153
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,100 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5860 4943 5362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.56% 95.02% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4877 4267 4737
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Business Analyst Salary Trend in the South West

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Business Analyst Salary Histogram in the South West

Business Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +11 59 £45,000 +15.38% 10
Bristol +2 56 £40,000 +14.28% 19
Gloucestershire -6 33 £38,000 +1.33% 13
Somerset -24 32 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Dorset -8 26 £47,500 +14.45%
Devon -4 10 £32,750 -6.42%
Cornwall +2 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 254 (50.90%) Business Analysis
2 208 (41.68%) Finance
3 117 (23.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (18.84%) Project Management
5 79 (15.83%) ISEB
6 73 (14.63%) CRM
7 59 (11.82%) Microsoft
8 58 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (11.42%) PRINCE2
10 54 (10.82%) Scrum
11 52 (10.42%) Retail
12 49 (9.82%) ERP
13 46 (9.22%) Management Information System
14 44 (8.82%) MS Excel
14 44 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 40 (8.02%) Use Case
16 39 (7.82%) SQL
16 39 (7.82%) Oracle
17 38 (7.62%) Workflow
17 38 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
18 36 (7.21%) Telecoms
18 36 (7.21%) SAP
19 32 (6.41%) E-Commerce
19 32 (6.41%) Banking
20 31 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
21 29 (5.81%) Manufacturing
22 28 (5.61%) Enterprise Architecture
22 28 (5.61%) Waterfall
23 27 (5.41%) Degree
24 26 (5.21%) GAP Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 20 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (0.40%) SAS
3 2 (0.40%) OpenEdge
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.40%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.20%) Mule
4 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.01%) MS Visio
3 23 (4.61%) MS Project
4 21 (4.21%) MS Office
5 8 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 21 (4.21%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (3.61%) SAP CRM
3 8 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.60%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (1.20%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle SCM
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.00%) Internet
2 2 (0.40%) Intranet
2 2 (0.40%) Extranet
3 1 (0.20%) LAN
3 1 (0.20%) WAN
3 1 (0.20%) HTTP
3 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.01%) EDRMS
2 14 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
4 11 (2.20%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.00%) OLAP
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.40%) MySQL
9 1 (0.20%) QlikView
9 1 (0.20%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.20%) DTS
9 1 (0.20%) MS Access
9 1 (0.20%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.20%) Xcelsius
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Toad
2 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 208 (41.68%) Finance
2 52 (10.42%) Retail
3 36 (7.21%) Telecoms
4 32 (6.41%) Banking
5 29 (5.81%) Manufacturing
6 20 (4.01%) Legal
7 17 (3.41%) Marketing
8 9 (1.80%) Automotive
9 8 (1.60%) Advertising
10 6 (1.20%) Back Office
11 5 (1.00%) Military
11 5 (1.00%) Law
12 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.60%) Billing
13 3 (0.60%) Front Office
14 2 (0.40%) Electronics
14 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.60%) .NET
2 1 (0.20%) MDX
2 1 (0.20%) Mason
2 1 (0.20%) Spring
2 1 (0.20%) OLE
2 1 (0.20%) XML
2 1 (0.20%) JMS
2 1 (0.20%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.22%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (1.60%) PMI
4 7 (1.40%) Digital Media
4 7 (1.40%) EPoS
5 3 (0.60%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.60%) FMCG
5 3 (0.60%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.40%) GIS
7 1 (0.20%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.20%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.20%) Blog
7 1 (0.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.20%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.20%) DTV
7 1 (0.20%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.20%) AS400
7 1 (0.20%) Kindle
7 1 (0.20%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.20%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.20%) UNIX
1 1 (0.20%) Linux
1 1 (0.20%) Android
1 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (50.90%) Business Analysis
2 117 (23.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 94 (18.84%) Project Management
4 73 (14.63%) CRM
5 58 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (11.42%) PRINCE2
7 54 (10.82%) Scrum
8 49 (9.82%) ERP
9 44 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 40 (8.02%) Use Case
11 38 (7.62%) Workflow
11 38 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (6.41%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (5.61%) Enterprise Architecture
14 28 (5.61%) Waterfall
15 26 (5.21%) GAP Analysis
16 24 (4.81%) Information Management
17 22 (4.41%) Service Delivery
17 22 (4.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (7.82%) SQL
2 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
2 4 (0.80%) C
2 4 (0.80%) Java
3 3 (0.60%) VB
3 3 (0.60%) VBA
3 3 (0.60%) PHP
4 2 (0.40%) Delphi
5 1 (0.20%) Python
5 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.20%) C++
5 1 (0.20%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 79 (15.83%) ISEB
2 27 (5.41%) Degree
3 13 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.20%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.60%) PMP
6 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.00%) QA
2 7 (1.40%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 59 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.82%) Oracle
3 36 (7.21%) SAP
4 14 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.80%) Informatica
5 4 (0.80%) Minitab
6 2 (0.40%) Twitter
6 2 (0.40%) Tableau
6 2 (0.40%) Epicor
6 2 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.40%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.40%) Sage
6 2 (0.40%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.40%) Sybase
6 2 (0.40%) QAD
6 2 (0.40%) ESRI
7 1 (0.20%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.20%) Capita
7 1 (0.20%) Google
7 1 (0.20%) Cognos
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