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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 46 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5835 4786 5741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.01% 4.50% 4.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.31% 4.77% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4812 3996 4861
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,571 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,026
% change year-on-year
- +6.18%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 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
England +6 5418 £47,500 - 706
London +5 2592 £55,000 - 346
South East +8 935 £45,000 - 109
City of London -8 620 £57,500 -4.16% 147
Yorkshire +7 472 £39,250 -6.54% 43
East of England +39 381 £45,000 +5.88% 31
West Yorkshire +15 355 £37,500 -11.24% 30
Leeds +15 285 £40,000 -5.88% 16
North West +8 283 £38,000 +1.33% 43
West Midlands -4 260 £41,250 +3.12% 48
East Midlands +28 245 £40,000 -11.11% 21
Berkshire 0 242 £49,500 +4.21% 28
Surrey +33 240 £47,500 -5.00% 13
South West -3 229 £45,000 +12.50% 55
Scotland +12 224 £42,000 -1.17% 42
Manchester +34 183 £37,500 -0.99% 29
Hertfordshire +31 150 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Birmingham +11 132 £42,500 - 22
Northamptonshire +31 128 £41,535 -12.55% 12
Buckinghamshire +14 110 £43,750 +16.66% 14
Hampshire -34 110 £45,000 - 18
Edinburgh +6 104 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Northampton +32 102 £40,750 -14.21% 7
Cambridgeshire +43 100 £43,500 +8.75% 9
Wales +24 91 £33,500 +4.68% 19
Reading +38 88 £49,500 +16.47% 7
South Wales +24 84 £33,000 +5.60% 18
Bedfordshire +23 82 £43,750 +12.17% 9
Glasgow +10 78 £40,000 +3.89% 14
Kent +25 77 £45,000 -4.25% 4

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4854 (42.29%) Business Analysis
2 4186 (36.47%) Finance
3 1962 (17.09%) Project Management
4 1938 (16.88%) SQL
5 1645 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1578 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
7 1530 (13.33%) Banking
8 1485 (12.94%) UML
9 1409 (12.27%) Degree
10 1289 (11.23%) Retail
11 1225 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1190 (10.37%) Scrum
13 1110 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
14 1105 (9.63%) Microsoft
15 1054 (9.18%) ISEB
16 1052 (9.16%) E-Commerce
17 1003 (8.74%) Use Case
18 931 (8.11%) PRINCE2
19 879 (7.66%) CRM
20 863 (7.52%) MS Excel
21 857 (7.47%) Waterfall
22 818 (7.13%) User Stories
23 790 (6.88%) Data Analysis
24 715 (6.23%) Change Management
25 686 (5.98%) SQL Server
26 668 (5.82%) Oracle
27 651 (5.67%) Marketing
28 631 (5.50%) Data Modelling
29 608 (5.30%) MS Visio
30 567 (4.94%) QA

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 378 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 185 (1.61%) CMS
3 72 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 64 (0.56%) SAS
5 57 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 42 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 36 (0.31%) Confluence
8 30 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 21 (0.18%) IIS
10 18 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
12 16 (0.14%) Drupal
13 11 (0.096%) Documentum
14 9 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.078%) NetWeaver
14 9 (0.078%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.061%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.061%) Alfresco
15 7 (0.061%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.061%) Lync
Applications
1 863 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 608 (5.30%) MS Visio
3 458 (3.99%) MS Office
4 270 (2.35%) MS Project
5 185 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 38 (0.33%) SPSS
7 33 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 28 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.087%) FastStats
10 9 (0.078%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.078%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.026%) Mingle
12 2 (0.017%) GIMP
12 2 (0.017%) Stata
12 2 (0.017%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.009%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 164 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 80 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 67 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
5 61 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 51 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 50 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
8 49 (0.43%) SAP FI
9 46 (0.40%) SAP CO
10 45 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
11 42 (0.37%) SAP CRM
11 42 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
11 42 (0.37%) SAP SD
12 41 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
13 40 (0.35%) Markit EDM
14 38 (0.33%) Magento
15 37 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
16 35 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
17 34 (0.30%) Summit
18 30 (0.26%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 141 (1.23%) SaaS
2 27 (0.24%) LucidChart
3 26 (0.23%) Force.com
4 16 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (0.078%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.061%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.035%) Office 365
7 4 (0.035%) PaaS
7 4 (0.035%) Taleo
7 4 (0.035%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.026%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.026%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.017%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 143 (1.25%) Internet
2 82 (0.71%) Intranet
3 25 (0.22%) SMS
4 24 (0.21%) MPLS
5 21 (0.18%) Extranet
6 16 (0.14%) HTTP
7 14 (0.12%) FTP
8 12 (0.10%) Broadband
9 11 (0.096%) MVNO
10 9 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.070%) SWIFTNet
12 6 (0.052%) Wireless
12 6 (0.052%) LAN
13 5 (0.044%) WAN
14 4 (0.035%) ISDN
14 4 (0.035%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.035%) 4G
15 3 (0.026%) DMZ
15 3 (0.026%) Firewall
15 3 (0.026%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 686 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 459 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 345 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 277 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 259 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 178 (1.55%) QlikView
7 176 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 140 (1.22%) Data Mining
9 108 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
9 108 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 100 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
11 84 (0.73%) RDBMS
12 73 (0.64%) MS Access
13 72 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
14 67 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
15 63 (0.55%) Big Data
16 56 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
17 55 (0.48%) MySQL
18 54 (0.47%) OLAP
19 47 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 176 (1.53%) JIRA
2 98 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (0.49%) Axure RP
4 49 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 46 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 44 (0.38%) ERwin
7 40 (0.35%) Rational Rose
8 31 (0.27%) RequisitePro
9 27 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 26 (0.23%) Eclipse
11 21 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
11 21 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
12 20 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
13 19 (0.17%) Git (software)
14 18 (0.16%) Toad
15 9 (0.078%) Cucumber
16 8 (0.070%) PowerBuilder
17 5 (0.044%) TeamCity
17 5 (0.044%) NUnit
18 4 (0.035%) SoapUI
General
1 4186 (36.47%) Finance
2 1530 (13.33%) Banking
3 1289 (11.23%) Retail
4 651 (5.67%) Marketing
5 565 (4.92%) Investment Banking
6 486 (4.23%) Telecoms
7 449 (3.91%) Back Office
8 445 (3.88%) Front Office
9 354 (3.08%) Legal
10 247 (2.15%) Manufacturing
11 246 (2.14%) Advertising
12 198 (1.72%) Law
13 197 (1.72%) Retail Banking
14 174 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 164 (1.43%) Publishing
16 144 (1.25%) Financial Institution
17 104 (0.91%) Games
18 101 (0.88%) Billing
19 69 (0.60%) General Ledger
20 67 (0.58%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (4.23%) .NET
2 275 (2.40%) XML
3 176 (1.53%) Web Services
4 150 (1.31%) HTML
5 72 (0.63%) ASP.NET
5 72 (0.63%) CSS
6 48 (0.42%) MDX
7 42 (0.37%) EDI
8 35 (0.30%) COM
8 35 (0.30%) XSLT
9 34 (0.30%) RESTful
10 30 (0.26%) J2EE
11 28 (0.24%) SOAP
12 26 (0.23%) .NET Framework
13 24 (0.21%) WinForms
14 21 (0.18%) WCF
15 20 (0.17%) Middleware
16 18 (0.16%) WPF
17 15 (0.13%) jQuery
18 14 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 482 (4.20%) Management Information System
2 337 (2.94%) Derivative
3 294 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 273 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 269 (2.34%) Equities
6 227 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 170 (1.48%) Credit Risk
8 146 (1.27%) FMCG
9 130 (1.13%) Mathematics
10 127 (1.11%) Reference Data
11 118 (1.03%) Market Risk
12 110 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 103 (0.90%) SWIFT
14 94 (0.82%) Hedge funds
15 83 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
16 81 (0.71%) Social Media
17 80 (0.70%) Digital Media
18 76 (0.66%) Visualisation
19 70 (0.61%) Client/Server
20 69 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 112 (0.98%) Windows
2 96 (0.84%) UNIX
3 41 (0.36%) Apple iOS
4 32 (0.28%) Linux
5 27 (0.24%) Android
6 17 (0.15%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.078%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.052%) Solaris
10 5 (0.044%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.026%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.026%) AIX
12 3 (0.026%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.009%) VMS
13 1 (0.009%) OS/400
13 1 (0.009%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4854 (42.29%) Business Analysis
2 1962 (17.09%) Project Management
3 1645 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1578 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
5 1485 (12.94%) UML
6 1225 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1190 (10.37%) Scrum
8 1110 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
9 1052 (9.16%) E-Commerce
10 1003 (8.74%) Use Case
11 931 (8.11%) PRINCE2
12 879 (7.66%) CRM
13 857 (7.47%) Waterfall
14 818 (7.13%) User Stories
15 790 (6.88%) Data Analysis
16 715 (6.23%) Change Management
17 631 (5.50%) Data Modelling
18 537 (4.68%) Workflow
19 509 (4.43%) Systems Analysis
20 484 (4.22%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1938 (16.88%) SQL
2 385 (3.35%) Java
3 238 (2.07%) T-SQL
4 184 (1.60%) C#
5 145 (1.26%) VBA
6 105 (0.91%) PL/SQL
7 83 (0.72%) C
8 78 (0.68%) VB
9 65 (0.57%) PHP
10 63 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 59 (0.51%) Python
12 44 (0.38%) C++
13 26 (0.23%) ABAP
14 21 (0.18%) R
15 19 (0.17%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.15%) Perl
17 15 (0.13%) Tcl
18 13 (0.11%) Scala
19 12 (0.10%) Apex Code
20 10 (0.087%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1409 (12.27%) Degree
2 1054 (9.18%) ISEB
3 126 (1.10%) PMI Certification
4 123 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 111 (0.97%) Security Cleared
6 107 (0.93%) CBAP
7 72 (0.63%) PMP
8 69 (0.60%) IIBA
9 59 (0.51%) SC Cleared
10 38 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (0.31%) CCA
12 35 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (0.30%) ACCA
14 32 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
15 29 (0.25%) CIMA
15 29 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 27 (0.24%) MBA
17 24 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 22 (0.19%) MCSE
19 19 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 567 (4.94%) QA
2 96 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
3 95 (0.83%) EMIR
4 67 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 60 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 58 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 56 (0.49%) FATCA
8 55 (0.48%) SLA
9 46 (0.40%) MiFID
10 39 (0.34%) Solvency II
10 39 (0.34%) COREP
11 36 (0.31%) Basel III
12 31 (0.27%) PCI DSS
13 25 (0.22%) ISO 8583
14 22 (0.19%) FINREP
15 20 (0.17%) UCITS
15 20 (0.17%) Basel II
16 19 (0.17%) CRD IV
17 11 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 8 (0.070%) AIFMD
System Software
1 25 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.017%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.017%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.009%) XenApp
3 1 (0.009%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.035%) SCCM
3 3 (0.026%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.017%) Control-M
4 2 (0.017%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.009%) Nagios
5 1 (0.009%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1105 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 668 (5.82%) Oracle
3 531 (4.63%) SAP
4 275 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
5 205 (1.79%) Business Objects
6 160 (1.39%) Cognos
7 90 (0.78%) Tableau
8 85 (0.74%) hybris
9 75 (0.65%) Siebel
10 72 (0.63%) Murex
11 70 (0.61%) IBM
12 69 (0.60%) JD Edwards
13 61 (0.53%) Calypso
14 57 (0.50%) Bloomberg
15 55 (0.48%) Charles River
16 50 (0.44%) thinkFolio
16 50 (0.44%) Google
17 49 (0.43%) Informatica
17 49 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
18 42 (0.37%) Demandware
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum - Exceptional Benefits and Environment
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £10000 - £100000 per annum + Company Car,
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday