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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 47 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5176 5259 5010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.94% 4.98% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.21% 5.27% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4365 4303 4293
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 March 2015 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 5 March 2015. 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
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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 -1 4869 £47,500 -2.06% 834
London -2 2236 £55,000 - 391
South East +6 876 £45,000 -4.25% 131
City of London -8 516 £57,500 +4.54% 137
Yorkshire +8 420 £40,000 - 58
West Midlands -5 302 £42,500 - 47
West Yorkshire +5 301 £39,750 -5.35% 40
East of England -4 301 £47,500 +15.97% 34
Berkshire +39 294 £52,500 +8.24% 24
North West +13 284 £39,000 -2.50% 75
South West +10 272 £42,500 -5.55% 56
Leeds +7 222 £37,500 -14.77% 23
Manchester +27 189 £37,500 -6.25% 39
Scotland +10 187 £45,000 +5.88% 39
Surrey -13 169 £45,000 -10.00% 22
East Midlands +22 140 £40,857 +2.14% 32
Hampshire -19 128 £45,000 - 28
Reading +35 112 £54,500 +26.01% 13
Buckinghamshire +24 112 £45,000 - 19
Bristol +1 100 £43,447 +8.61% 20
Hertfordshire -21 91 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Glasgow +16 87 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Birmingham -16 87 £40,500 -10.00% 12
Wiltshire +14 79 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Slough +7 75 £50,000 -6.97% 2
North Yorkshire +31 71 £41,000 +9.33% 7
Essex +25 69 £47,500 +11.11% 7
Cambridgeshire -10 68 £47,500 +25.32% 9
Cheshire -6 67 £40,000 - 16
Edinburgh -5 62 £45,000 +5.88% 19

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 4420 (41.44%) Business Analysis
2 3708 (34.76%) Finance
3 3208 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
4 1736 (16.28%) Project Management
5 1711 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1606 (15.06%) SQL
7 1579 (14.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 1393 (13.06%) Degree
9 1360 (12.75%) Retail
10 1306 (12.24%) UML
11 1223 (11.47%) Banking
12 1195 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1081 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
14 1076 (10.09%) Scrum
15 1043 (9.78%) ISEB
16 1026 (9.62%) Use Case
17 1005 (9.42%) E-Commerce
18 966 (9.06%) Waterfall
19 912 (8.55%) Microsoft
20 883 (8.28%) User Stories
21 869 (8.15%) CRM
22 828 (7.76%) MS Excel
23 807 (7.57%) PRINCE2
24 792 (7.43%) Change Management
25 689 (6.46%) Data Analysis
26 648 (6.08%) Systems Analysis
27 643 (6.03%) ERP
28 636 (5.96%) SAP
29 628 (5.89%) Data Modelling
30 588 (5.51%) Oracle

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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
1 251 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 115 (1.08%) SAS
3 110 (1.03%) CMS
4 74 (0.69%) WebSphere
5 36 (0.34%) Documentum
6 34 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 29 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 25 (0.23%) Alfresco
9 24 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 23 (0.22%) Confluence
11 18 (0.17%) FileNet
11 18 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 16 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.094%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.094%) Lotus Domino
16 8 (0.075%) NetWeaver
16 8 (0.075%) IIS
17 7 (0.066%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 828 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 585 (5.48%) MS Visio
3 422 (3.96%) MS Office
4 262 (2.46%) MS Project
5 248 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 25 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.084%) SPSS
8 9 (0.084%) PowerPivot
9 8 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.056%) Mingle
11 6 (0.056%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.019%) FastStats
12 2 (0.019%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.009%) Windchill
13 1 (0.009%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 180 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 94 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 85 (0.80%) SAP FI
4 84 (0.79%) SAP CO
5 81 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
6 79 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
7 75 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
8 73 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
9 72 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
10 63 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
11 60 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
12 54 (0.51%) SAP SD
13 50 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
14 45 (0.42%) SAP CRM
15 43 (0.40%) SAP R/3
16 41 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
17 38 (0.36%) Markit EDM
18 31 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
18 31 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
19 27 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 144 (1.35%) SaaS
2 47 (0.44%) Force.com
3 16 (0.15%) Office 365
4 15 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
6 10 (0.094%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.066%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.056%) Taleo
10 5 (0.047%) LucidChart
11 4 (0.038%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.028%) PaaS
13 2 (0.019%) IaaS
14 1 (0.009%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.009%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 98 (0.92%) Internet
2 36 (0.34%) Intranet
3 21 (0.20%) HTTP
4 18 (0.17%) Firewall
5 17 (0.16%) Extranet
6 16 (0.15%) MPLS
7 12 (0.11%) Wireless
7 12 (0.11%) SMS
8 11 (0.10%) LAN
8 11 (0.10%) WAN
8 11 (0.10%) Network Security
9 10 (0.094%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.075%) Broadband
11 7 (0.066%) VPN
12 6 (0.056%) NAS
12 6 (0.056%) NFC
12 6 (0.056%) FTP
12 6 (0.056%) ATM
13 5 (0.047%) VoIP
13 5 (0.047%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 486 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
3 311 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 241 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 203 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 167 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 134 (1.26%) Data Mining
8 112 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 111 (1.04%) QlikView
10 103 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 95 (0.89%) Big Data
12 93 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
13 82 (0.77%) Oracle Database
14 69 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
14 69 (0.65%) SAP BW
15 66 (0.62%) MS Access
16 59 (0.55%) OLAP
17 57 (0.53%) RDBMS
18 52 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
19 41 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 177 (1.66%) JIRA
2 62 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 40 (0.38%) Toad
5 38 (0.36%) Rational Rose
6 35 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 35 (0.33%) Cucumber
7 22 (0.21%) RequisitePro
8 21 (0.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 16 (0.15%) Axure RP
10 13 (0.12%) CaliberRM
10 13 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
11 12 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (0.094%) ERwin
13 8 (0.075%) FitNesse
14 7 (0.066%) Calabash
15 6 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
16 5 (0.047%) TestDirector
16 5 (0.047%) RSpec
17 4 (0.038%) PowerBuilder
General
1 3708 (34.76%) Finance
2 1360 (12.75%) Retail
3 1223 (11.47%) Banking
4 512 (4.80%) Marketing
5 483 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 368 (3.45%) Investment Banking
7 318 (2.98%) Front Office
8 262 (2.46%) Manufacturing
9 260 (2.44%) Legal
10 227 (2.13%) Billing
10 227 (2.13%) Back Office
11 214 (2.01%) Advertising
12 209 (1.96%) Law
13 143 (1.34%) Retail Banking
14 121 (1.13%) Publishing
15 106 (0.99%) Financial Institution
16 91 (0.85%) Games
17 87 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
18 57 (0.53%) General Ledger
19 56 (0.53%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (2.73%) .NET
2 242 (2.27%) XML
3 123 (1.15%) Web Services
4 92 (0.86%) HTML
5 44 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 41 (0.38%) CSS
7 40 (0.38%) Visualforce
8 39 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 35 (0.33%) Middleware
9 35 (0.33%) RESTful
10 29 (0.27%) EDI
10 29 (0.27%) SOAP
11 20 (0.19%) J2EE
12 19 (0.18%) Apache Flex
13 17 (0.16%) COM
14 16 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
14 16 (0.15%) JSON
15 15 (0.14%) XSLT
15 15 (0.14%) FpML
15 15 (0.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1711 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
2 521 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 306 (2.87%) User Experience
4 232 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 199 (1.87%) Derivative
6 169 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 169 (1.58%) FMCG
7 162 (1.52%) Equities
8 156 (1.46%) Fixed Income
9 142 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 139 (1.30%) Data Structures
11 112 (1.05%) Credit Risk
12 97 (0.91%) Data Integration
13 95 (0.89%) Mathematics
14 85 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 82 (0.77%) Visualisation
16 68 (0.64%) Market Risk
17 67 (0.63%) EPoS
18 63 (0.59%) SWIFT
19 55 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 84 (0.79%) Windows
2 60 (0.56%) UNIX
3 32 (0.30%) Linux
4 30 (0.28%) Apple iOS
5 21 (0.20%) Android
6 18 (0.17%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.075%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.056%) Solaris
11 4 (0.038%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.038%) SUSE
12 3 (0.028%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.019%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.009%) MVS
14 1 (0.009%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4420 (41.44%) Business Analysis
2 3208 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1736 (16.28%) Project Management
4 1579 (14.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 1306 (12.24%) UML
6 1195 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1081 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
8 1076 (10.09%) Scrum
9 1026 (9.62%) Use Case
10 1005 (9.42%) E-Commerce
11 966 (9.06%) Waterfall
12 883 (8.28%) User Stories
13 869 (8.15%) CRM
14 807 (7.57%) PRINCE2
15 792 (7.43%) Change Management
16 689 (6.46%) Data Analysis
17 648 (6.08%) Systems Analysis
18 643 (6.03%) ERP
19 628 (5.89%) Data Modelling
20 569 (5.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1606 (15.06%) SQL
2 304 (2.85%) Java
3 186 (1.74%) T-SQL
4 147 (1.38%) VBA
5 134 (1.26%) C#
6 115 (1.08%) PL/SQL
7 93 (0.87%) C
8 72 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 60 (0.56%) ABAP
10 52 (0.49%) VB
11 40 (0.38%) Apex Code
12 38 (0.36%) Python
13 35 (0.33%) R
14 24 (0.23%) VB.NET
15 21 (0.20%) C++
15 21 (0.20%) SOQL
16 12 (0.11%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.11%) Perl
17 11 (0.10%) VBScript
17 11 (0.10%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1393 (13.06%) Degree
2 1043 (9.78%) ISEB
3 219 (2.05%) VCP4
4 133 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 108 (1.01%) CBAP
6 84 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 77 (0.72%) SC Cleared
8 72 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 52 (0.49%) ACCA
10 48 (0.45%) CIMA
10 48 (0.45%) CCA
11 45 (0.42%) IIBA
12 42 (0.39%) PMP
13 37 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 34 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
14 34 (0.32%) DV Cleared
15 31 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 18 (0.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 458 (4.29%) QA
2 72 (0.68%) EMIR
3 68 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 62 (0.58%) SLA
5 57 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
6 50 (0.47%) Solvency II
7 45 (0.42%) MiFID
8 32 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 28 (0.26%) Basel III
10 27 (0.25%) FATCA
11 21 (0.20%) Basel II
12 18 (0.17%) PCI DSS
13 17 (0.16%) COREP
14 15 (0.14%) ISO 8583
14 15 (0.14%) Data Quality
15 14 (0.13%) FINREP
16 11 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 10 (0.094%) CRD IV
17 10 (0.094%) ISO 14001
18 5 (0.047%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.047%) vSphere
3 3 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.028%) XenApp
4 2 (0.019%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.019%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.019%) Squid
4 2 (0.019%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.009%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.009%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.056%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (0.047%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.019%) SCCM
4 2 (0.019%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.019%) Control-M
5 1 (0.009%) OpenView
5 1 (0.009%) Netcool
Vendors
1 912 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 636 (5.96%) SAP
3 588 (5.51%) Oracle
4 278 (2.61%) Business Objects
5 230 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
6 144 (1.35%) Cognos
7 101 (0.95%) hybris
8 88 (0.83%) IBM
9 75 (0.70%) Siebel
10 72 (0.68%) ATG
11 69 (0.65%) Demandware
12 68 (0.64%) JD Edwards
13 65 (0.61%) Tableau
14 47 (0.44%) Informatica
14 47 (0.44%) Charles River
15 37 (0.35%) Pegasus
15 37 (0.35%) Hyperion
16 32 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
17 29 (0.27%) Teradata
18 28 (0.26%) Open Text
Buckinghamshire
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Car
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £41000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
@ITS
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Rockhall Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum £35,000 - £50,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 hours ago