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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 49 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5405 5676 4772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.95% 4.98% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 5.27% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4619 4702 3988
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,571 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -3 4998 £47,500 - 754
London -2 2382 £55,000 - 377
South East -8 795 £47,500 +5.55% 95
City of London +3 510 £57,500 - 111
East of England -3 343 £42,500 -5.55% 28
Yorkshire -19 331 £40,000 +3.55% 39
North West +11 303 £42,500 +11.84% 72
West Midlands +6 295 £41,500 -2.00% 58
East Midlands +3 274 £42,500 +6.25% 30
West Yorkshire -10 262 £40,000 +6.66% 23
South West +1 244 £40,000 -11.11% 43
Berkshire +7 239 £47,500 -4.04% 31
Scotland 0 229 £47,500 +13.09% 44
Manchester +12 203 £42,000 +13.51% 44
Leeds -14 197 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Hertfordshire +1 150 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Edinburgh 0 113 £47,500 +18.75% 28
Surrey -54 112 £45,000 -5.26% 19
Buckinghamshire +2 110 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Wales +2 109 £35,000 +5.26% 15
South Wales -1 102 £35,000 +6.06% 15
Reading +11 98 £46,000 -7.07% 8
Hampshire +7 96 £45,000 - 12
Northamptonshire -6 94 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Glasgow +4 84 £47,500 +18.75% 13
Bristol +9 83 £40,000 -15.78% 18
Northampton -7 83 £43,754 +2.95% 5
Nottinghamshire +6 78 £42,500 +17.24% 13
Birmingham -23 77 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Nottingham +19 76 £42,500 +19.29% 10

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4428 (39.70%) Business Analysis
2 4314 (38.68%) Finance
3 3454 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
4 1981 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1790 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 1718 (15.40%) SQL
7 1712 (15.35%) Project Management
8 1664 (14.92%) Banking
9 1556 (13.95%) Degree
10 1422 (12.75%) Retail
11 1367 (12.26%) SDLC
12 1251 (11.22%) Scrum
13 1233 (11.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 1174 (10.53%) UML
15 1113 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
16 1091 (9.78%) Use Case
17 1028 (9.22%) User Stories
18 1026 (9.20%) Microsoft
19 985 (8.83%) Waterfall
20 922 (8.27%) ISEB
21 889 (7.97%) E-Commerce
22 759 (6.81%) PRINCE2
23 752 (6.74%) MS Excel
24 733 (6.57%) CRM
25 703 (6.30%) Data Modelling
26 673 (6.03%) Change Management
27 665 (5.96%) Oracle
28 664 (5.95%) SAP
29 656 (5.88%) SQL Server
30 647 (5.80%) QA

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 330 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 107 (0.96%) CMS
3 94 (0.84%) Confluence
4 76 (0.68%) Documentum
5 70 (0.63%) SAS
6 49 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 26 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 22 (0.20%) WebLogic
9 21 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
10 20 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.099%) IIS
13 11 (0.099%) Drupal
14 9 (0.081%) Lync
14 9 (0.081%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.081%) Commerce Server
14 9 (0.081%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.063%) WorkSite
Applications
1 752 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 603 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 487 (4.37%) MS Office
4 253 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 166 (1.49%) MS Project
6 59 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.25%) SPSS
8 20 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 14 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.036%) Mingle
12 4 (0.036%) FastStats
13 3 (0.027%) Windchill
14 1 (0.009%) PrintSoft PReS
14 1 (0.009%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.009%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 165 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 139 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 96 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 88 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
5 78 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
6 73 (0.65%) SAP FI
7 64 (0.57%) SAP CO
8 62 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
9 61 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
10 60 (0.54%) SAP SD
11 56 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
12 54 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
13 49 (0.44%) thinkFolio
13 49 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 49 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
14 42 (0.38%) Markit EDM
15 41 (0.37%) SAP MM
16 39 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
17 37 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
18 34 (0.30%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 156 (1.40%) SaaS
2 27 (0.24%) Google Analytics
3 25 (0.22%) Office 365
4 19 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.13%) Lucidchart
5 14 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
6 13 (0.12%) Force.com
7 12 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.045%) PaaS
9 4 (0.036%) Trello
9 4 (0.036%) Veeva
10 3 (0.027%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.018%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.018%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.009%) GitHub
12 1 (0.009%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 99 (0.89%) Internet
2 59 (0.53%) Intranet
3 16 (0.14%) DSL
4 15 (0.13%) Extranet
5 13 (0.12%) Network Security
6 12 (0.11%) VoIP
6 12 (0.11%) HTTP
7 11 (0.099%) ATM
8 10 (0.090%) GSM
9 9 (0.081%) FTP
10 8 (0.072%) WAN
10 8 (0.072%) LAN
10 8 (0.072%) Broadband
10 8 (0.072%) Wireless
11 6 (0.054%) Skype
11 6 (0.054%) WebEx
11 6 (0.054%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.045%) CTI
13 4 (0.036%) RFID
13 4 (0.036%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 656 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 501 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 264 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 253 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 223 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
6 176 (1.58%) QlikView
7 138 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 131 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 107 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 106 (0.95%) Big Data
11 93 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
12 84 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
13 77 (0.69%) Data Mining
14 66 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
15 61 (0.55%) OLAP
16 55 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
17 45 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
18 44 (0.39%) RDBMS
18 44 (0.39%) Cognos Framework Manager
19 41 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 267 (2.39%) JIRA
2 58 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (0.40%) Axure RP
4 43 (0.39%) Toad
5 42 (0.38%) Rational Rose
6 35 (0.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 26 (0.23%) Visual Studio
8 15 (0.13%) Subversion
9 9 (0.081%) ERwin
9 9 (0.081%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (0.081%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (0.072%) LSMW
10 8 (0.072%) ProtoShare
10 8 (0.072%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.072%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (0.063%) PowerBuilder
12 6 (0.054%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.045%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.045%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.036%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4314 (38.68%) Finance
2 1664 (14.92%) Banking
3 1422 (12.75%) Retail
4 624 (5.59%) Investment Banking
5 434 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 402 (3.60%) Marketing
7 364 (3.26%) Back Office
8 325 (2.91%) Front Office
9 291 (2.61%) Manufacturing
10 257 (2.30%) Retail Banking
11 214 (1.92%) Legal
12 183 (1.64%) Law
13 165 (1.48%) Financial Institution
14 157 (1.41%) Billing
15 146 (1.31%) Advertising
16 107 (0.96%) Publishing
17 67 (0.60%) Automotive
18 58 (0.52%) Games
19 51 (0.46%) French Language
20 50 (0.45%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (4.12%) .NET
2 217 (1.95%) XML
3 106 (0.95%) HTML
4 101 (0.91%) Web Services
5 55 (0.49%) ASP.NET
6 53 (0.48%) CSS
7 47 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
8 46 (0.41%) .NET Framework
9 43 (0.39%) Mason
10 42 (0.38%) REST
11 38 (0.34%) SOAP
12 32 (0.29%) EDI
13 29 (0.26%) MDX
14 22 (0.20%) Middleware
15 20 (0.18%) HTML5
16 18 (0.16%) XML Schema
17 17 (0.15%) WCF
18 16 (0.14%) Visualforce
18 16 (0.14%) XSLT
19 15 (0.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1981 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
2 503 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 318 (2.85%) User Experience
4 305 (2.73%) Derivative
5 242 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 240 (2.15%) Equities
7 204 (1.83%) Fixed Income
8 170 (1.52%) FMCG
9 160 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 125 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 111 (1.00%) Data Structures
12 99 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 99 (0.89%) Reference Data
13 98 (0.88%) Mathematics
14 95 (0.85%) Credit Risk
15 73 (0.65%) SWIFT
16 71 (0.64%) Hedge funds
17 62 (0.56%) Client/Server
18 61 (0.55%) Statistics
18 61 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 112 (1.00%) Windows
2 58 (0.52%) UNIX
3 50 (0.45%) Apple iOS
4 38 (0.34%) Android
5 35 (0.31%) Linux
6 30 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 21 (0.19%) Windows 8
8 19 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.072%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.054%) Solaris
12 6 (0.054%) SUSE
12 6 (0.054%) Debian
12 6 (0.054%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.018%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.018%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.009%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4428 (39.70%) Business Analysis
2 3454 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
3 1790 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 1712 (15.35%) Project Management
5 1367 (12.26%) SDLC
6 1251 (11.22%) Scrum
7 1233 (11.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1174 (10.53%) UML
9 1113 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
10 1091 (9.78%) Use Case
11 1028 (9.22%) User Stories
12 985 (8.83%) Waterfall
13 889 (7.97%) E-Commerce
14 759 (6.81%) PRINCE2
15 733 (6.57%) CRM
16 703 (6.30%) Data Modelling
17 673 (6.03%) Change Management
18 596 (5.34%) Data Analysis
19 584 (5.24%) ERP
20 540 (4.84%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1718 (15.40%) SQL
2 241 (2.16%) Java
3 199 (1.78%) C#
4 188 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 113 (1.01%) PL/SQL
6 101 (0.91%) C
7 81 (0.73%) VBA
8 68 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 63 (0.56%) VB
10 34 (0.30%) Python
10 34 (0.30%) C++
10 34 (0.30%) PHP
11 31 (0.28%) R
12 29 (0.26%) VB.NET
13 23 (0.21%) ABAP
14 21 (0.19%) Uniface
15 16 (0.14%) Apex Code
16 12 (0.11%) COBOL
17 11 (0.099%) VBScript
18 10 (0.090%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1556 (13.95%) Degree
2 922 (8.27%) ISEB
3 224 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 159 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 100 (0.90%) PMI Certification
6 83 (0.74%) CBAP
7 82 (0.74%) IIBA
8 80 (0.72%) CIMA
9 79 (0.71%) ACCA
10 64 (0.57%) PMP
11 61 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 38 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
13 36 (0.32%) DV Cleared
14 24 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 18 (0.16%) AAT
16 17 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.12%) MBA
18 11 (0.099%) ISTQB
18 11 (0.099%) APMG
19 9 (0.081%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 647 (5.80%) QA
2 81 (0.73%) MiFID
3 74 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 73 (0.65%) EMIR
5 61 (0.55%) Solvency II
6 56 (0.50%) SLA
7 43 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 42 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 36 (0.32%) FATCA
10 29 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 25 (0.22%) CRD IV
12 24 (0.22%) Basel III
13 19 (0.17%) Basel II
14 18 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 17 (0.15%) COREP
16 9 (0.081%) FINREP
16 9 (0.081%) PCI DSS
17 4 (0.036%) ISO 9000
18 3 (0.027%) ISO 8583
18 3 (0.027%) IAS 39
System Software
1 13 (0.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.054%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.045%) vSphere
4 4 (0.036%) XenApp
5 1 (0.009%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.009%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.090%) TrustSec
3 2 (0.018%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.018%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.009%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.009%) SCCM
4 1 (0.009%) Control-M
4 1 (0.009%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 1026 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 665 (5.96%) Oracle
3 664 (5.95%) SAP
4 204 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
5 153 (1.37%) IBM
6 125 (1.12%) Cognos
7 101 (0.91%) hybris
8 88 (0.79%) Tableau
9 70 (0.63%) Hyperion
10 68 (0.61%) JD Edwards
11 55 (0.49%) Informatica
12 52 (0.47%) ATG
13 50 (0.45%) Sage
13 50 (0.45%) HP
14 47 (0.42%) Murex
15 45 (0.40%) Charles River
16 38 (0.34%) Siebel
17 37 (0.33%) Demandware
18 36 (0.32%) Google
19 34 (0.30%) Northgate
Colchester, Essex
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Tyneside
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + it
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
UK
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £41000 per annum + + Great Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum Plus Bonus, Plus Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Training & Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + car, benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago