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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 65 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4274 4589 4660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.21% 4.31% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.38% 4.47% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3630 3917 3822
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%

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
97472 102743 99324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81850 85177 79938
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016 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 8 February 2016. 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 -3 4045 £50,000 +3.09% 756
London -3 2002 £57,500 +4.54% 409
South East -9 670 £45,000 -9.09% 81
City of London +10 384 £60,000 +4.34% 106
West Midlands +12 345 £45,000 +9.42% 36
Yorkshire -2 297 £40,000 - 60
North West +28 235 £42,500 +11.84% 76
West Yorkshire -1 220 £41,000 +2.50% 37
Berkshire -16 216 £48,500 -3.00% 19
East of England -15 211 £47,500 -3.06% 27
South West -16 178 £42,500 - 43
Leeds -5 155 £41,000 +5.12% 31
Birmingham +27 147 £45,000 +11.80% 14
Surrey -21 128 £45,000 - 16
Manchester -2 124 £43,000 +14.66% 48
Scotland -18 105 £50,000 +11.11% 38
East Midlands -12 95 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Buckinghamshire +15 85 £45,000 -9.09% 11
Essex +21 78 £52,500 +7.14% 9
Reading -33 67 £50,300 -4.19% 3
Hampshire -5 63 £45,000 - 13
Bristol -21 61 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Cheshire +41 60 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Edinburgh -5 53 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Hertfordshire -42 51 £50,000 - 4
Staffordshire +32 50 £41,500 -2.35% 4
Slough -16 50 £65,000 +30.00% 7
Bradford +14 49 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Glasgow -17 49 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Kent +41 47 £38,500 -14.44% 4

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3897 (43.35%) Business Analysis
2 3384 (37.64%) Finance
3 3126 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
4 1711 (19.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1659 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1395 (15.52%) Project Management
7 1393 (15.49%) Degree
8 1329 (14.78%) Banking
9 1117 (12.42%) SDLC
10 1100 (12.24%) SQL
11 1052 (11.70%) Scrum
12 1043 (11.60%) Retail
13 959 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 957 (10.65%) Use Case
15 947 (10.53%) UML
16 890 (9.90%) Waterfall
17 858 (9.54%) ISEB
18 815 (9.07%) User Stories
19 750 (8.34%) Microsoft
20 736 (8.19%) E-Commerce
21 655 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
22 598 (6.65%) PRINCE2
23 584 (6.50%) MS Excel
24 577 (6.42%) Data Modelling
25 565 (6.28%) Change Management
26 549 (6.11%) CRM
27 538 (5.98%) MS Office
28 527 (5.86%) Investment Banking
29 525 (5.84%) MS Visio
30 495 (5.51%) Workflow

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 192 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 137 (1.52%) Confluence
3 117 (1.30%) CMS
4 92 (1.02%) SAS
5 37 (0.41%) Documentum
6 31 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 28 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.12%) Node.js
11 9 (0.10%) Drupal
11 9 (0.10%) IIS
12 8 (0.089%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.078%) NetWeaver
14 6 (0.067%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.056%) Apache
15 5 (0.056%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.056%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.056%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.056%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 584 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 538 (5.98%) MS Office
3 525 (5.84%) MS Visio
4 192 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 169 (1.88%) MS Project
6 23 (0.26%) SPSS
7 17 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.078%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.044%) Mingle
11 2 (0.022%) Windchill
12 1 (0.011%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.011%) DOC1
12 1 (0.011%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 111 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 56 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 51 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 46 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 42 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 42 (0.47%) thinkFolio
7 41 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 40 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
9 39 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
10 34 (0.38%) SAP SD
11 33 (0.37%) HFM
11 33 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
12 28 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 28 (0.31%) SAP MM
13 26 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
13 26 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
14 25 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
15 23 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
15 23 (0.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (1.37%) SaaS
2 29 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.17%) Office 365
5 13 (0.14%) Lucidchart
6 10 (0.11%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.089%) GitHub
9 6 (0.067%) Force.com
10 5 (0.056%) Trello
11 4 (0.044%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.022%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.011%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.011%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.011%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.011%) IaaS
13 1 (0.011%) PaaS
13 1 (0.011%) Silverpop
13 1 (0.011%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (0.50%) Internet
2 37 (0.41%) Intranet
3 12 (0.13%) HTTP
4 8 (0.089%) Wireless
5 7 (0.078%) Broadband
5 7 (0.078%) Extranet
6 6 (0.067%) Firewall
6 6 (0.067%) LAN
6 6 (0.067%) Skype
6 6 (0.067%) WAN
6 6 (0.067%) WebEx
7 4 (0.044%) CTI
7 4 (0.044%) FTP
7 4 (0.044%) SAN
8 2 (0.022%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.011%) GSM
9 1 (0.011%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.011%) RFID
9 1 (0.011%) SMS
9 1 (0.011%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 367 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 152 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 112 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 101 (1.12%) Big Data
6 98 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 75 (0.83%) Data Mining
8 73 (0.81%) QlikView
9 60 (0.67%) Relational Database
10 52 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 44 (0.49%) SAP BW
12 40 (0.44%) Oracle Database
13 38 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
14 34 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
15 30 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
16 28 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
17 26 (0.29%) SAP BI
18 23 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
18 23 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
19 20 (0.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 289 (3.21%) JIRA
2 79 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 40 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (0.39%) Axure RP
5 29 (0.32%) ERwin
6 26 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 25 (0.28%) Rational Rose
8 14 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
9 12 (0.13%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.12%) Jenkins
11 9 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.089%) SpecFlow
13 7 (0.078%) MSTest
13 7 (0.078%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.078%) Toad
14 6 (0.067%) ProtoShare
14 6 (0.067%) SAP CE
15 5 (0.056%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.056%) JIRA Agile
15 5 (0.056%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3384 (37.64%) Finance
2 1329 (14.78%) Banking
3 1043 (11.60%) Retail
4 527 (5.86%) Investment Banking
5 368 (4.09%) Front Office
6 364 (4.05%) Marketing
7 343 (3.82%) Back Office
8 333 (3.70%) Telecoms
9 254 (2.83%) Legal
10 180 (2.00%) Manufacturing
11 176 (1.96%) Law
12 164 (1.82%) Advertising
13 151 (1.68%) Billing
14 116 (1.29%) Retail Banking
15 113 (1.26%) Financial Institution
16 101 (1.12%) Publishing
17 68 (0.76%) Automotive
18 62 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
19 55 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
20 54 (0.60%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (3.67%) .NET
2 219 (2.44%) XML
3 142 (1.58%) Web Services
4 95 (1.06%) HTML
5 60 (0.67%) CSS
6 41 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 40 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 39 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
9 34 (0.38%) EDI
10 23 (0.26%) SOAP
11 20 (0.22%) Middleware
12 19 (0.21%) Mason
13 15 (0.17%) JSON
14 14 (0.16%) REST
15 12 (0.13%) Velocity
15 12 (0.13%) XHTML
16 11 (0.12%) FpML
17 9 (0.10%) WSDL
17 9 (0.10%) XSLT
18 8 (0.089%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1659 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
2 410 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 339 (3.77%) Derivative
4 288 (3.20%) Fixed Income
5 287 (3.19%) User Experience
6 250 (2.78%) Equities
7 203 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 198 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 169 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 141 (1.57%) FMCG
11 122 (1.36%) Credit Risk
12 102 (1.13%) Market Risk
13 83 (0.92%) Mathematics
13 83 (0.92%) Visualisation
14 77 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
15 74 (0.82%) Data Structures
16 72 (0.80%) Hedge funds
17 62 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
18 61 (0.68%) Fintech
19 60 (0.67%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 79 (0.88%) Windows
2 38 (0.42%) Apple iOS
3 35 (0.39%) Unix
4 31 (0.34%) Android
5 22 (0.24%) Linux
6 20 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.14%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.12%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.044%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.033%) VMS
10 3 (0.033%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.022%) AIX
11 2 (0.022%) Solaris
11 2 (0.022%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.011%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.011%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3897 (43.35%) Business Analysis
2 3126 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1711 (19.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 1395 (15.52%) Project Management
5 1117 (12.42%) SDLC
6 1052 (11.70%) Scrum
7 959 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 957 (10.65%) Use Case
9 947 (10.53%) UML
10 890 (9.90%) Waterfall
11 815 (9.07%) User Stories
12 736 (8.19%) E-Commerce
13 655 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
14 598 (6.65%) PRINCE2
15 577 (6.42%) Data Modelling
16 565 (6.28%) Change Management
17 549 (6.11%) CRM
18 495 (5.51%) Workflow
19 422 (4.69%) Data Analysis
20 415 (4.62%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1100 (12.24%) SQL
2 229 (2.55%) Java
3 177 (1.97%) C#
4 88 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 77 (0.86%) C
6 57 (0.63%) T-SQL
7 53 (0.59%) VBA
8 51 (0.57%) PHP
9 35 (0.39%) Python
10 33 (0.37%) PL/SQL
11 24 (0.27%) VB
12 22 (0.24%) ABAP
13 17 (0.19%) C++
14 12 (0.13%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.12%) COBOL
15 11 (0.12%) RPG
16 10 (0.11%) R
17 8 (0.089%) SAPscript
18 6 (0.067%) XPath
19 4 (0.044%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1393 (15.49%) Degree
2 858 (9.54%) ISEB
3 149 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 102 (1.13%) IIBA
5 101 (1.12%) SC Cleared
6 96 (1.07%) PMI Certification
7 93 (1.03%) CBAP
8 70 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 53 (0.59%) ACCA
9 53 (0.59%) PMP
10 47 (0.52%) CIMA
11 29 (0.32%) CITP
12 16 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (0.16%) PhD
14 12 (0.13%) SAP Certification
15 10 (0.11%) ISTQB
15 10 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.11%) Postgraduate
16 9 (0.10%) CIPFA
17 7 (0.078%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 444 (4.94%) QA
2 178 (1.98%) MiFID
3 142 (1.58%) EMIR
4 113 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 108 (1.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 73 (0.81%) Solvency II
7 53 (0.59%) FATCA
8 41 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 41 (0.46%) SEPA
9 36 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 35 (0.39%) Basel II
11 23 (0.26%) SLA
12 18 (0.20%) Basel III
12 18 (0.20%) CRD IV
13 15 (0.17%) TickIT
14 13 (0.14%) COREP
14 13 (0.14%) FINREP
15 8 (0.089%) AIFMD
16 7 (0.078%) GAAP
17 5 (0.056%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (0.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.033%) SAP ITS
3 1 (0.011%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.089%) Puppet
3 6 (0.067%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.022%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.022%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.011%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.011%) MOM
5 1 (0.011%) Netcool
Vendors
1 750 (8.34%) Microsoft
2 400 (4.45%) Oracle
3 377 (4.19%) SAP
4 211 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
5 91 (1.01%) Tableau
6 72 (0.80%) hybris
7 69 (0.77%) Cognos
8 64 (0.71%) JD Edwards
9 63 (0.70%) IBM
10 59 (0.66%) ATG
11 58 (0.65%) Hyperion
12 52 (0.58%) Calypso
12 52 (0.58%) Charles River
13 49 (0.55%) Murex
14 40 (0.44%) Google
15 29 (0.32%) Demandware
16 26 (0.29%) Teradata
17 25 (0.28%) Atlassian
17 25 (0.28%) Guidewire
17 25 (0.28%) SunGard
City, London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30k - 60k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £32000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Boston Hale
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £320 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar
Posted: 5 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000 per annum + 10% BONUS & PACKAGE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + attractive benefits package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + helathcare, pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + fantastic benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £32000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £54,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £43,000 - £54,000 + package
Posted: 9 hours ago