The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 48 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5591 4807 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.88% 4.51% 5.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 4.78% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 4014 4909
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,536 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Business Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Analyst over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Business Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England +2 5186 £47,500 - 771
London -1 2443 £55,000 - 356
South East +7 896 £45,000 - 121
City of London -15 557 £57,500 -4.16% 131
Yorkshire +19 476 £38,750 -8.82% 61
East of England +26 366 £45,000 +1.12% 50
West Yorkshire +16 361 £37,500 -11.76% 42
North West +8 292 £39,000 +1.62% 61
Leeds +20 287 £40,000 -9.60% 28
West Midlands -14 257 £42,350 +5.87% 45
Berkshire +11 238 £49,500 +4.21% 27
Scotland +15 233 £42,500 -5.55% 50
East Midlands +21 231 £40,857 -9.20% 23
South West -6 213 £42,500 - 47
Surrey +19 203 £47,500 -5.00% 15
Manchester +36 164 £38,000 -5.00% 31
Hertfordshire +31 144 £47,500 -5.00% 17
Northamptonshire +16 122 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Birmingham -1 120 £42,500 +4.93% 16
Edinburgh +6 116 £42,500 -10.52% 26
Buckinghamshire +15 110 £42,500 +11.84% 19
Northampton +20 105 £42,500 -10.52% 7
Hampshire -20 105 £45,000 - 19
Cambridgeshire +47 104 £45,000 +20.00% 18
Cheshire +20 96 £39,750 +3.24% 12
Wales +18 89 £33,250 +5.55% 4
Reading +31 87 £50,000 +17.64% 4
South Wales +13 84 £33,000 +5.60% 4
Kent +17 76 £40,500 -13.82% 7
Glasgow +15 72 £40,000 - 16

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 4922 (42.64%) Business Analysis
2 4193 (36.33%) Finance
3 3491 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2002 (17.35%) Project Management
5 1982 (17.17%) SQL
6 1795 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
7 1673 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 1479 (12.81%) UML
9 1473 (12.76%) Banking
10 1436 (12.44%) Degree
11 1270 (11.00%) Retail
12 1238 (10.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1219 (10.56%) Scrum
14 1101 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
15 1077 (9.33%) Microsoft
16 1072 (9.29%) ISEB
17 1021 (8.85%) E-Commerce
18 1002 (8.68%) Use Case
19 954 (8.27%) PRINCE2
20 876 (7.59%) Waterfall
21 862 (7.47%) CRM
22 848 (7.35%) MS Excel
23 833 (7.22%) User Stories
24 793 (6.87%) Data Analysis
25 731 (6.33%) Change Management
26 703 (6.09%) SQL Server
27 684 (5.93%) Oracle
28 663 (5.74%) Marketing
29 647 (5.61%) Data Modelling
30 581 (5.03%) MS Visio

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 360 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 177 (1.53%) CMS
3 67 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 59 (0.51%) SAS
5 56 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 38 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 33 (0.29%) Confluence
8 28 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 20 (0.17%) IIS
10 17 (0.15%) Drupal
11 16 (0.14%) Adobe CQ
12 14 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.12%) Documentum
13 12 (0.10%) Alfresco
14 11 (0.095%) NetWeaver
15 9 (0.078%) Lync
16 8 (0.069%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.069%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.061%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.061%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 848 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 581 (5.03%) MS Visio
3 458 (3.97%) MS Office
4 283 (2.45%) MS Project
5 198 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 34 (0.29%) SPSS
7 30 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 29 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.10%) FastStats
10 9 (0.078%) PowerPivot
11 6 (0.052%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.017%) GIMP
13 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.009%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 167 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 88 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 74 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 68 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
5 64 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 61 (0.53%) SAP FI
7 57 (0.49%) SAP CO
8 56 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
9 52 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
10 48 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
11 45 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
11 45 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
12 41 (0.36%) SAP SD
12 41 (0.36%) SAP CRM
13 38 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
13 38 (0.33%) Magento
14 36 (0.31%) Markit EDM
15 30 (0.26%) Summit
15 30 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
15 30 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 144 (1.25%) SaaS
2 30 (0.26%) Force.com
3 28 (0.24%) LucidChart
4 18 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (0.078%) Google Apps
6 7 (0.061%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.052%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.043%) Taleo
8 5 (0.043%) PaaS
9 4 (0.035%) Office 365
10 3 (0.026%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (0.026%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.026%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.009%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (1.20%) Internet
2 71 (0.62%) Intranet
3 28 (0.24%) MPLS
4 24 (0.21%) SMS
5 19 (0.16%) Extranet
6 18 (0.16%) HTTP
7 12 (0.10%) Broadband
8 11 (0.095%) FTP
8 11 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.069%) SWIFTNet
10 7 (0.061%) MVNO
11 5 (0.043%) Firewall
11 5 (0.043%) Wireless
11 5 (0.043%) DMZ
11 5 (0.043%) LAN
12 4 (0.035%) ATM
12 4 (0.035%) VPN
12 4 (0.035%) WAN
12 4 (0.035%) 4G
13 3 (0.026%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 703 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 453 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 336 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 272 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 254 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 178 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 151 (1.31%) QlikView
8 147 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 113 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 107 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 106 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
12 82 (0.71%) RDBMS
13 75 (0.65%) MS Access
14 72 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
15 63 (0.55%) OLAP
16 62 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
17 59 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
18 55 (0.48%) MySQL
19 53 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
20 52 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 172 (1.49%) JIRA
2 96 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (0.48%) Axure RP
4 47 (0.41%) ERwin
5 46 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 39 (0.34%) Rational Rose
7 34 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 30 (0.26%) RequisitePro
9 28 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 25 (0.22%) Eclipse
11 24 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
12 21 (0.18%) Toad
12 21 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
13 20 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
14 19 (0.16%) Git (software)
15 11 (0.095%) Cucumber
16 10 (0.087%) PowerBuilder
17 4 (0.035%) Oracle APEX
17 4 (0.035%) Calabash
17 4 (0.035%) SoapUI
General
1 4193 (36.33%) Finance
2 1473 (12.76%) Banking
3 1270 (11.00%) Retail
4 663 (5.74%) Marketing
5 533 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 446 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 445 (3.86%) Front Office
8 424 (3.67%) Back Office
9 359 (3.11%) Legal
10 277 (2.40%) Manufacturing
11 241 (2.09%) Advertising
12 196 (1.70%) Law
13 179 (1.55%) Retail Banking
14 166 (1.44%) Publishing
15 163 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 147 (1.27%) Financial Institution
17 106 (0.92%) Billing
18 100 (0.87%) Games
19 70 (0.61%) French Language
20 66 (0.57%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (4.15%) .NET
2 281 (2.43%) XML
3 178 (1.54%) Web Services
4 138 (1.20%) HTML
5 67 (0.58%) ASP.NET
5 67 (0.58%) CSS
6 43 (0.37%) MDX
7 39 (0.34%) EDI
8 38 (0.33%) COM
8 38 (0.33%) XSLT
9 30 (0.26%) .NET Framework
9 30 (0.26%) RESTful
10 29 (0.25%) SOAP
11 26 (0.23%) J2EE
11 26 (0.23%) WinForms
12 22 (0.19%) WCF
13 20 (0.17%) Middleware
14 18 (0.16%) WPF
15 13 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
16 12 (0.10%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 1795 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
2 469 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 335 (2.90%) User Experience
4 320 (2.77%) Derivative
5 308 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 253 (2.19%) Fixed Income
7 248 (2.15%) Equities
8 214 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 178 (1.54%) Credit Risk
10 147 (1.27%) FMCG
11 127 (1.10%) Mathematics
12 115 (1.00%) Market Risk
13 114 (0.99%) Reference Data
14 96 (0.83%) Mobile App
14 96 (0.83%) SWIFT
15 88 (0.76%) Hedge funds
16 85 (0.74%) Digital Media
17 83 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
18 80 (0.69%) Social Media
19 73 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 110 (0.95%) Windows
2 92 (0.80%) UNIX
3 39 (0.34%) Apple iOS
4 29 (0.25%) Android
5 28 (0.24%) Linux
6 12 (0.10%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.069%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.052%) Solaris
9 5 (0.043%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.026%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.026%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.009%) VMS
12 1 (0.009%) OS/400
12 1 (0.009%) AIX
12 1 (0.009%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4922 (42.64%) Business Analysis
2 3491 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2002 (17.35%) Project Management
4 1673 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 1479 (12.81%) UML
6 1238 (10.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1219 (10.56%) Scrum
8 1101 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
9 1021 (8.85%) E-Commerce
10 1002 (8.68%) Use Case
11 954 (8.27%) PRINCE2
12 876 (7.59%) Waterfall
13 862 (7.47%) CRM
14 833 (7.22%) User Stories
15 793 (6.87%) Data Analysis
16 731 (6.33%) Change Management
17 647 (5.61%) Data Modelling
18 549 (4.76%) Workflow
19 525 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
20 509 (4.41%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1982 (17.17%) SQL
2 389 (3.37%) Java
3 245 (2.12%) T-SQL
4 169 (1.46%) C#
5 155 (1.34%) VBA
6 115 (1.00%) PL/SQL
7 87 (0.75%) C
8 77 (0.67%) VB
9 60 (0.52%) JavaScript
10 59 (0.51%) PHP
11 54 (0.47%) Python
12 37 (0.32%) C++
13 30 (0.26%) ABAP
14 21 (0.18%) R
14 21 (0.18%) VB.NET
15 15 (0.13%) Tcl
16 12 (0.10%) Apex Code
17 11 (0.095%) Scala
17 11 (0.095%) Ruby
18 10 (0.087%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1436 (12.44%) Degree
2 1072 (9.29%) ISEB
3 133 (1.15%) PMI Certification
4 124 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 118 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 103 (0.89%) CBAP
7 81 (0.70%) IIBA
8 80 (0.69%) PMP
9 66 (0.57%) SC Cleared
10 43 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (0.35%) CCA
12 39 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 35 (0.30%) ACCA
14 34 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
15 30 (0.26%) CIMA
16 29 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (0.24%) MBA
18 27 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 21 (0.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
20 20 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 578 (5.01%) QA
2 91 (0.79%) EMIR
3 88 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
4 65 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 61 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 60 (0.52%) SLA
7 55 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 54 (0.47%) FATCA
9 36 (0.31%) COREP
9 36 (0.31%) Solvency II
10 35 (0.30%) MiFID
11 29 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 26 (0.23%) Basel III
12 26 (0.23%) ISO 8583
13 24 (0.21%) Basel II
14 20 (0.17%) FINREP
15 18 (0.16%) CRD IV
15 18 (0.16%) UCITS
16 14 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 6 (0.052%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.017%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.009%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.026%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.026%) SCCM
3 2 (0.017%) Control-M
4 1 (0.009%) Nagios
4 1 (0.009%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.009%) Netcool
4 1 (0.009%) OpenView
4 1 (0.009%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.009%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1077 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 684 (5.93%) Oracle
3 540 (4.68%) SAP
4 273 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
5 217 (1.88%) Business Objects
6 147 (1.27%) Cognos
7 86 (0.75%) Tableau
8 81 (0.70%) hybris
9 80 (0.69%) Siebel
10 68 (0.59%) IBM
11 64 (0.55%) Murex
12 63 (0.55%) JD Edwards
13 57 (0.49%) Calypso
14 54 (0.47%) Bloomberg
14 54 (0.47%) Google
15 53 (0.46%) Charles River
16 52 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
17 50 (0.43%) thinkFolio
18 46 (0.40%) Informatica
19 39 (0.34%) CODA
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Yoh
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
MI5
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £29000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £4000 to £55000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Rewards + Non-Pr
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent £
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: Yesterday
Craigavon, County Armagh
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + plus bonus, pension and healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jonathan Garth
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, etc.
Posted: Yesterday