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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 48 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5582 5637 5295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.17% 4.77% 4.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.46% 5.04% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4640 4806 4476
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
(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 +4 5223 £49,500 +4.21% 712
London +4 2531 £55,000 - 327
South East +28 966 £45,500 -4.21% 101
City of London +10 572 £55,000 - 114
Yorkshire +1 389 £40,000 - 55
North West +11 329 £40,000 +6.66% 62
East of England -6 298 £45,000 +5.88% 33
West Yorkshire +4 284 £40,000 -5.88% 39
Berkshire +18 265 £49,750 -0.50% 18
West Midlands -17 258 £42,500 +6.25% 42
South West -12 234 £41,000 -3.52% 61
Leeds +5 216 £40,000 - 23
Scotland +16 204 £45,000 +5.88% 36
East Midlands +25 194 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Hampshire +44 183 £45,000 - 18
Manchester -10 155 £40,000 +6.66% 24
Buckinghamshire +42 148 £45,250 +9.03% 11
Surrey -32 138 £47,500 -5.00% 20
Reading +37 121 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Cheshire +30 114 £40,000 +17.64% 22
Edinburgh +18 90 £45,000 +4.04% 17
Milton Keynes +24 86 £45,000 +7.14% 11
Oxfordshire +60 85 £47,500 +5.55% 13
Essex +16 85 £52,500 - 7
Birmingham -28 84 £43,500 -8.42% 19
Hertfordshire -27 81 £50,000 +13.63% 8
Nottinghamshire +37 79 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Glasgow +18 78 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Wales +8 75 £37,500 -9.63% 11
Bristol -22 73 £40,000 - 19

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4425 (40.98%) Business Analysis
2 4116 (38.11%) Finance
3 3282 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
4 1768 (16.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1755 (16.25%) Project Management
6 1689 (15.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 1616 (14.96%) SQL
8 1482 (13.72%) Banking
9 1462 (13.54%) Retail
10 1432 (13.26%) Degree
11 1287 (11.92%) UML
12 1251 (11.58%) SDLC
13 1230 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 1156 (10.70%) Scrum
15 1128 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
16 1110 (10.28%) Use Case
17 1017 (9.42%) E-Commerce
18 968 (8.96%) Waterfall
19 939 (8.70%) User Stories
20 922 (8.54%) ISEB
21 878 (8.13%) Microsoft
22 830 (7.69%) CRM
23 777 (7.20%) PRINCE2
24 773 (7.16%) MS Excel
25 748 (6.93%) Change Management
26 648 (6.00%) SAP
27 637 (5.90%) Data Analysis
28 636 (5.89%) Oracle
29 605 (5.60%) ERP
29 605 (5.60%) Data Modelling

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 290 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 127 (1.18%) CMS
3 98 (0.91%) SAS
4 69 (0.64%) WebSphere
5 63 (0.58%) Confluence
6 46 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
7 40 (0.37%) Documentum
8 28 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 26 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (0.19%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (0.13%) WorkSite
14 13 (0.12%) MS Exchange
15 12 (0.11%) Lotus Domino
15 12 (0.11%) Alfresco
16 11 (0.10%) IIS
17 10 (0.093%) Commerce Server
17 10 (0.093%) FileNet
17 10 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 773 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 549 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 430 (3.98%) MS Office
4 250 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 208 (1.93%) MS Project
6 32 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.20%) SPSS
8 18 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 9 (0.083%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.056%) Mingle
10 6 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.028%) Windchill
12 1 (0.009%) FastStats
12 1 (0.009%) GIMP
12 1 (0.009%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 166 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 140 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
3 111 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
4 108 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 97 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
6 88 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
7 86 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
8 81 (0.75%) SAP FI
9 78 (0.72%) SAP CO
10 75 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
11 63 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
12 62 (0.57%) SAP SD
13 48 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
14 47 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 44 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
16 41 (0.38%) Markit EDM
17 36 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 36 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
18 32 (0.30%) SAP MM
19 31 (0.29%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 160 (1.48%) SaaS
2 34 (0.31%) Force.com
3 18 (0.17%) Office 365
4 17 (0.16%) Google Analytics
4 17 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
7 8 (0.074%) Lucidchart
8 7 (0.065%) PaaS
9 5 (0.046%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.037%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (0.037%) Veeva
11 3 (0.028%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.019%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.019%) Taleo
13 1 (0.009%) SmartFocus
13 1 (0.009%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.009%) IaaS
13 1 (0.009%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.009%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 115 (1.06%) Internet
2 46 (0.43%) Intranet
3 22 (0.20%) Network Security
4 16 (0.15%) Extranet
5 13 (0.12%) LAN
5 13 (0.12%) WAN
6 12 (0.11%) HTTP
6 12 (0.11%) DSL
7 11 (0.10%) Wireless
7 11 (0.10%) Broadband
8 10 (0.093%) ATM
8 10 (0.093%) Firewall
8 10 (0.093%) FTP
9 7 (0.065%) VoIP
9 7 (0.065%) WebEx
10 6 (0.056%) Skype
10 6 (0.056%) CTI
10 6 (0.056%) NAS
10 6 (0.056%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.046%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 482 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 277 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 243 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 148 (1.37%) QlikView
6 131 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 122 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 110 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
9 106 (0.98%) Data Mining
10 105 (0.97%) Big Data
11 90 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 85 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
13 76 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 55 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
15 49 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
16 44 (0.41%) MS Access
17 43 (0.40%) OLAP
18 42 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
18 42 (0.39%) RDBMS
18 42 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 236 (2.19%) JIRA
2 52 (0.48%) Toad
3 44 (0.41%) Rational Rose
4 41 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (0.30%) Axure RP
6 30 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
7 28 (0.26%) Visual Studio
7 28 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 20 (0.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 12 (0.11%) RequisitePro
10 6 (0.056%) LSMW
10 6 (0.056%) CaliberRM
10 6 (0.056%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.056%) Calabash
11 5 (0.046%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.046%) FitNesse
11 5 (0.046%) Subversion
11 5 (0.046%) PowerBuilder
11 5 (0.046%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.046%) TestDirector
General
1 4116 (38.11%) Finance
2 1482 (13.72%) Banking
3 1462 (13.54%) Retail
4 511 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 499 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 466 (4.32%) Marketing
7 319 (2.95%) Front Office
8 289 (2.68%) Back Office
9 250 (2.32%) Manufacturing
10 230 (2.13%) Legal
11 211 (1.95%) Retail Banking
12 199 (1.84%) Advertising
13 198 (1.83%) Law
14 197 (1.82%) Billing
15 148 (1.37%) Financial Institution
16 110 (1.02%) Publishing
17 87 (0.81%) General Ledger
18 78 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
19 76 (0.70%) Games
20 53 (0.49%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (3.07%) .NET
2 212 (1.96%) XML
3 110 (1.02%) Web Services
4 98 (0.91%) HTML
5 45 (0.42%) CSS
5 45 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
6 44 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 35 (0.32%) RESTful
8 34 (0.31%) ASP.NET
9 31 (0.29%) Middleware
10 30 (0.28%) Visualforce
11 24 (0.22%) SOAP
12 23 (0.21%) EDI
12 23 (0.21%) REST
13 22 (0.20%) Mason
14 19 (0.18%) HTML5
14 19 (0.18%) Gherkin
14 19 (0.18%) Apache Flex
15 17 (0.16%) XSLT
16 16 (0.15%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1768 (16.37%) Analytical Skills
2 495 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 312 (2.89%) User Experience
4 251 (2.32%) Derivative
5 233 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 226 (2.09%) Equities
7 204 (1.89%) FMCG
8 191 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 178 (1.65%) Fixed Income
10 156 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 146 (1.35%) Data Structures
12 106 (0.98%) Mathematics
13 92 (0.85%) Credit Risk
14 89 (0.82%) SWIFT
15 84 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
16 79 (0.73%) Visualisation
17 71 (0.66%) Data Centre
18 69 (0.64%) Reference Data
19 63 (0.58%) Statistics
20 57 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 103 (0.95%) Windows
2 57 (0.53%) UNIX
3 45 (0.42%) Linux
4 41 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 38 (0.35%) Android
6 24 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.11%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.046%) SUSE
11 5 (0.046%) Solaris
12 4 (0.037%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.019%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.019%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.009%) Debian
14 1 (0.009%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.009%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4425 (40.98%) Business Analysis
2 3282 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
3 1755 (16.25%) Project Management
4 1689 (15.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 1287 (11.92%) UML
6 1251 (11.58%) SDLC
7 1230 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1156 (10.70%) Scrum
9 1128 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
10 1110 (10.28%) Use Case
11 1017 (9.42%) E-Commerce
12 968 (8.96%) Waterfall
13 939 (8.70%) User Stories
14 830 (7.69%) CRM
15 777 (7.20%) PRINCE2
16 748 (6.93%) Change Management
17 637 (5.90%) Data Analysis
18 605 (5.60%) Data Modelling
18 605 (5.60%) ERP
19 601 (5.57%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1616 (14.96%) SQL
2 271 (2.51%) Java
3 151 (1.40%) T-SQL
4 144 (1.33%) C#
5 122 (1.13%) PL/SQL
6 107 (0.99%) VBA
7 85 (0.79%) C
8 83 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 48 (0.44%) Python
10 47 (0.44%) VB
11 43 (0.40%) R
12 31 (0.29%) ABAP
13 30 (0.28%) Apex Code
14 26 (0.24%) C++
15 23 (0.21%) VB.NET
16 21 (0.19%) SOQL
17 17 (0.16%) Uniface
18 16 (0.15%) MATLAB
19 15 (0.14%) PowerShell
20 10 (0.093%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1432 (13.26%) Degree
2 922 (8.54%) ISEB
3 157 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 99 (0.92%) SC Cleared
5 79 (0.73%) PMI Certification
6 77 (0.71%) CIMA
7 76 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 71 (0.66%) ACCA
9 54 (0.50%) CBAP
10 50 (0.46%) IIBA
11 48 (0.44%) PMP
12 42 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
13 40 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 29 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 26 (0.24%) AAT
17 21 (0.19%) CCA
18 19 (0.18%) MBA
19 10 (0.093%) PhD
20 7 (0.065%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 553 (5.12%) QA
2 68 (0.63%) EMIR
3 66 (0.61%) Solvency II
4 65 (0.60%) SLA
5 62 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 57 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
7 47 (0.44%) MiFID
8 30 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 27 (0.25%) Basel II
10 24 (0.22%) FATCA
11 23 (0.21%) CRD IV
12 22 (0.20%) Basel III
13 19 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 15 (0.14%) Data Quality
15 12 (0.11%) PCI DSS
16 8 (0.074%) COREP
17 6 (0.056%) ISO 9000
18 4 (0.037%) GAMP
18 4 (0.037%) ISO 14001
18 4 (0.037%) IAS 39
System Software
1 14 (0.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.083%) vSphere
3 7 (0.065%) XenApp
4 3 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.028%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.019%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.019%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.009%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.14%) TrustSec
3 3 (0.028%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.019%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.019%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.009%) SCCM
5 1 (0.009%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 878 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 648 (6.00%) SAP
3 636 (5.89%) Oracle
4 246 (2.28%) Business Objects
5 207 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 154 (1.43%) Cognos
7 123 (1.14%) IBM
8 120 (1.11%) hybris
9 83 (0.77%) ATG
10 73 (0.68%) Demandware
11 71 (0.66%) Tableau
12 59 (0.55%) Siebel
13 56 (0.52%) JD Edwards
14 51 (0.47%) Hyperion
15 49 (0.45%) Charles River
16 48 (0.44%) Murex
17 43 (0.40%) Sage
18 36 (0.33%) Informatica
19 35 (0.32%) HP
19 35 (0.32%) Teradata
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 27 minutes ago
London
PCR
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Amazing Benefits!!
Posted: 50 minutes ago
London
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000-£60,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent package and opportunity
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Bournemouth, Dorset
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
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Wednesbury, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £24,000 per annum
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East London
HFG
Salary: £40 - £60 per annum
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Salary: £50,000 per annum + extensive benefits!
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