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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 49 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5502 5091 5499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.83% 4.60% 4.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 4.86% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4778 4189 4761
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,375 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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 £38,500
% 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 5213 £47,500 - 781
London -2 2335 £55,000 - 330
South East +9 950 £47,500 +5.55% 136
City of London -9 520 £57,500 - 127
Yorkshire +20 460 £40,000 -4.76% 62
East of England +18 389 £47,500 +5.55% 47
West Yorkshire +25 333 £38,500 -8.33% 38
Berkshire +20 303 £50,000 +5.26% 46
North West +11 303 £40,000 - 48
West Midlands -2 296 £41,500 +3.75% 47
South West +9 263 £41,250 +3.12% 76
Leeds +35 242 £40,000 -6.97% 25
East Midlands +33 206 £41,500 -12.63% 24
Surrey -10 203 £47,500 -1.04% 27
Hertfordshire +26 184 £47,500 +3.26% 16
Scotland 0 177 £42,500 - 30
Manchester +7 144 £35,000 -17.64% 32
Birmingham +3 129 £41,250 -2.94% 18
Cheshire +28 119 £41,250 +3.12% 7
Buckinghamshire +30 114 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Reading +14 110 £49,500 +16.47% 18
Hampshire -5 105 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Bristol +31 102 £41,250 +10.00% 28
Edinburgh +3 100 £46,000 +2.22% 7
Northamptonshire -6 93 £42,500 -10.52% 6
Cambridgeshire +23 83 £46,500 +12.04% 9
Watford +23 82 £50,000 +8.10% 5
Northampton -3 81 £42,000 -11.57% 5
Wales +29 71 £35,000 +4.08% 19
North Yorkshire +19 70 £40,000 -11.11% 11

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4804 (42.04%) Business Analysis
2 3996 (34.97%) Finance
3 3470 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
4 1926 (16.86%) Project Management
5 1839 (16.09%) SQL
6 1743 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1710 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 1484 (12.99%) Degree
9 1378 (12.06%) UML
10 1333 (11.67%) Banking
11 1309 (11.46%) Retail
12 1193 (10.44%) Scrum
13 1175 (10.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 1142 (9.99%) ISEB
15 1022 (8.94%) Microsoft
16 1018 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
17 996 (8.72%) Use Case
18 966 (8.45%) E-Commerce
19 959 (8.39%) Waterfall
20 888 (7.77%) PRINCE2
21 878 (7.68%) User Stories
22 867 (7.59%) MS Excel
23 861 (7.54%) CRM
24 804 (7.04%) Data Analysis
25 796 (6.97%) Change Management
26 689 (6.03%) Data Modelling
27 687 (6.01%) SQL Server
28 603 (5.28%) Oracle
29 590 (5.16%) ERP
30 588 (5.15%) Marketing

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 280 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 141 (1.23%) CMS
3 82 (0.72%) SAS
4 52 (0.46%) WebSphere
5 47 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 26 (0.23%) Confluence
7 24 (0.21%) Alfresco
8 23 (0.20%) Documentum
9 22 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (0.15%) IIS
11 15 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.11%) NetWeaver
14 11 (0.096%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.088%) Drupal
16 9 (0.079%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.079%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.070%) FileNet
17 8 (0.070%) Adobe CQ
18 7 (0.061%) Lync
Applications
1 867 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 582 (5.09%) MS Visio
3 456 (3.99%) MS Office
4 284 (2.49%) MS Project
5 220 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 34 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 18 (0.16%) SPSS
9 8 (0.070%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.061%) PowerPivot
11 6 (0.053%) FastStats
11 6 (0.053%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.018%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.009%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 180 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 75 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 73 (0.64%) SAP CO
4 73 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 70 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
6 60 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
7 57 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
8 54 (0.47%) SAP CRM
9 50 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
10 44 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
10 44 (0.39%) SAP SD
11 40 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
12 36 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
13 33 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
14 31 (0.27%) Markit EDM
14 31 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
14 31 (0.27%) LatentZero
15 28 (0.25%) Google Analytics
16 26 (0.23%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 139 (1.22%) SaaS
2 44 (0.39%) Force.com
3 18 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
3 18 (0.16%) LucidChart
4 13 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.11%) Google Apps
5 11 (0.096%) Office 365
6 8 (0.070%) Taleo
7 7 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
9 4 (0.035%) PaaS
10 3 (0.026%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.026%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.018%) Amazon AWS
12 1 (0.009%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (1.00%) Internet
2 51 (0.45%) Intranet
3 24 (0.21%) HTTP
3 24 (0.21%) SMS
4 23 (0.20%) MPLS
5 15 (0.13%) Extranet
6 13 (0.11%) Firewall
7 9 (0.079%) Broadband
8 8 (0.070%) LAN
8 8 (0.070%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.070%) NFC
8 8 (0.070%) SWIFTNet
9 7 (0.061%) WAN
10 6 (0.053%) FTP
10 6 (0.053%) MVNO
10 6 (0.053%) Wireless
11 5 (0.044%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.044%) DMZ
12 4 (0.035%) VPN
12 4 (0.035%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 687 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 465 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 331 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 256 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 252 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 193 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 135 (1.18%) Data Mining
8 111 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 98 (0.86%) Oracle Database
10 97 (0.85%) QlikView
11 90 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
12 78 (0.68%) MS Access
13 77 (0.67%) OLAP
13 77 (0.67%) Big Data
14 72 (0.63%) SAP BW
15 65 (0.57%) RDBMS
16 64 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
17 61 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
18 59 (0.52%) MySQL
19 56 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 175 (1.53%) JIRA
2 94 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 42 (0.37%) Rational Rose
5 39 (0.34%) Axure RP
6 36 (0.32%) ERwin
7 32 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 31 (0.27%) Visual Studio
9 29 (0.25%) Toad
10 27 (0.24%) RequisitePro
10 27 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
11 18 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
12 17 (0.15%) Cucumber
13 13 (0.11%) Git (software)
13 13 (0.11%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.070%) CaliberRM
15 8 (0.070%) PowerBuilder
16 7 (0.061%) SoapUI
17 6 (0.053%) Calabash
General
1 3996 (34.97%) Finance
2 1333 (11.67%) Banking
3 1309 (11.46%) Retail
4 588 (5.15%) Marketing
5 476 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 426 (3.73%) Front Office
6 426 (3.73%) Investment Banking
7 314 (2.75%) Back Office
8 313 (2.74%) Manufacturing
9 309 (2.70%) Legal
10 255 (2.23%) Advertising
11 183 (1.60%) Law
12 178 (1.56%) Retail Banking
13 160 (1.40%) Billing
14 148 (1.30%) Publishing
15 115 (1.01%) Financial Institution
16 104 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
17 70 (0.61%) Games
18 61 (0.53%) French Language
19 59 (0.52%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (3.54%) .NET
2 283 (2.48%) XML
3 154 (1.35%) Web Services
4 119 (1.04%) HTML
5 59 (0.52%) CSS
6 53 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 46 (0.40%) EDI
8 41 (0.36%) XSLT
9 38 (0.33%) COM
10 33 (0.29%) .NET Framework
11 31 (0.27%) Visualforce
12 30 (0.26%) MDX
13 25 (0.22%) WinForms
14 24 (0.21%) J2EE
15 23 (0.20%) SOAP
15 23 (0.20%) RESTful
16 22 (0.19%) Middleware
17 19 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
18 17 (0.15%) WCF
19 13 (0.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1743 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 500 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 338 (2.96%) User Experience
4 263 (2.30%) Derivative
5 258 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 222 (1.94%) Fixed Income
7 200 (1.75%) Equities
8 175 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 156 (1.37%) Credit Risk
10 152 (1.33%) FMCG
11 127 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 110 (0.96%) Mathematics
13 107 (0.94%) Market Risk
14 89 (0.78%) Social Media
15 87 (0.76%) Data Integration
16 84 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
17 81 (0.71%) Data Structures
18 78 (0.68%) EPoS
19 75 (0.66%) Digital Media
20 73 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 89 (0.78%) Windows
2 60 (0.53%) UNIX
3 29 (0.25%) Apple iOS
4 21 (0.18%) Android
5 19 (0.17%) Linux
6 13 (0.11%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.044%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.044%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.035%) Solaris
10 4 (0.035%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.018%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.009%) VMS
12 1 (0.009%) MVS
12 1 (0.009%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4804 (42.04%) Business Analysis
2 3470 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
3 1926 (16.86%) Project Management
4 1710 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 1378 (12.06%) UML
6 1193 (10.44%) Scrum
7 1175 (10.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1018 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
9 996 (8.72%) Use Case
10 966 (8.45%) E-Commerce
11 959 (8.39%) Waterfall
12 888 (7.77%) PRINCE2
13 878 (7.68%) User Stories
14 861 (7.54%) CRM
15 804 (7.04%) Data Analysis
16 796 (6.97%) Change Management
17 689 (6.03%) Data Modelling
18 590 (5.16%) ERP
19 575 (5.03%) Systems Analysis
20 543 (4.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1839 (16.09%) SQL
2 327 (2.86%) Java
3 222 (1.94%) T-SQL
4 165 (1.44%) C#
5 141 (1.23%) VBA
6 108 (0.95%) PL/SQL
7 82 (0.72%) C
8 66 (0.58%) VB
9 58 (0.51%) ABAP
10 48 (0.42%) JavaScript
11 39 (0.34%) Python
12 35 (0.31%) PHP
13 31 (0.27%) Apex Code
14 27 (0.24%) C++
15 19 (0.17%) R
16 14 (0.12%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.11%) SOQL
18 12 (0.11%) Ruby
19 9 (0.079%) Scala
20 8 (0.070%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1484 (12.99%) Degree
2 1142 (9.99%) ISEB
3 140 (1.23%) CBAP
4 133 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 106 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 99 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 82 (0.72%) IIBA
8 80 (0.70%) SC Cleared
9 55 (0.48%) PMP
10 47 (0.41%) CCA
11 42 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
12 41 (0.36%) ACCA
13 39 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 37 (0.32%) CIMA
15 36 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 30 (0.26%) MBA
17 26 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 22 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
20 16 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 547 (4.79%) QA
2 72 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 63 (0.55%) EMIR
4 60 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 56 (0.49%) SLA
6 50 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 37 (0.32%) COREP
7 37 (0.32%) FATCA
8 35 (0.31%) Basel III
9 32 (0.28%) Solvency II
9 32 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 32 (0.28%) MiFID
10 26 (0.23%) ISO 8583
11 25 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 25 (0.22%) FINREP
12 21 (0.18%) Basel II
13 17 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 14 (0.12%) UCITS
15 12 (0.11%) CRD IV
16 6 (0.053%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 23 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.026%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.018%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.018%) Squid
4 1 (0.009%) Xen
4 1 (0.009%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.053%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.035%) Control-M
4 3 (0.026%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.018%) SCCM
6 1 (0.009%) Nagios
6 1 (0.009%) Netcool
6 1 (0.009%) OpenView
6 1 (0.009%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.009%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1022 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 603 (5.28%) Oracle
3 550 (4.81%) SAP
4 299 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
5 224 (1.96%) Business Objects
6 148 (1.30%) Cognos
7 87 (0.76%) JD Edwards
8 73 (0.64%) Tableau
9 70 (0.61%) hybris
10 65 (0.57%) Siebel
11 55 (0.48%) Charles River
12 54 (0.47%) IBM
13 53 (0.46%) Informatica
14 50 (0.44%) Google
15 45 (0.39%) thinkFolio
16 44 (0.39%) Hyperion
17 42 (0.37%) Bloomberg
18 38 (0.33%) CODA
19 37 (0.32%) Murex
20 36 (0.32%) ATG
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coneqt
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum 15% Bonus + Gym + Extras
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Atos
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus & bens
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Citrus Global Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £57,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Towers Watson
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: Generous Salary
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + c.20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday