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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 49 51 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5497 5820 5454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.97% 4.85% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 5.12% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4544 4887 4605
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +2 5163 £47,500 - 811
London -1 2454 £55,000 - 387
South East +18 930 £45,000 -1.09% 117
City of London -9 507 £55,000 - 155
Yorkshire +10 422 £40,000 - 53
East of England 0 333 £47,000 +14.75% 38
North West +16 313 £40,000 +6.66% 73
West Yorkshire +9 308 £39,500 -7.05% 38
Berkshire +23 268 £50,750 +3.04% 30
West Midlands -21 263 £42,500 +3.03% 42
South West -8 252 £41,250 -2.94% 56
Leeds +13 245 £40,000 -3.03% 23
Scotland +10 187 £45,000 +12.50% 37
East Midlands +18 167 £42,000 +5.00% 34
Manchester +8 157 £40,000 +5.26% 32
Buckinghamshire +22 153 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Hampshire +9 152 £45,000 - 26
Surrey -48 124 £45,000 -10.00% 20
Reading +40 113 £52,500 +23.52% 5
Cheshire +31 103 £41,250 +10.00% 21
Bristol -9 100 £41,500 +3.75% 16
Essex +15 99 £51,000 +7.36% 5
Hertfordshire -22 91 £50,000 +13.63% 17
Glasgow +11 81 £45,750 +14.37% 13
Birmingham -33 77 £42,000 -11.57% 12
Edinburgh -1 73 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Nottinghamshire +27 72 £38,750 +1.97% 8
Oxfordshire +50 71 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Milton Keynes +11 70 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Nottingham +27 68 £40,429 +10.76% 8

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4382 (41.16%) Business Analysis
2 3919 (36.81%) Finance
3 3259 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 1746 (16.40%) Project Management
5 1641 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1610 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 1581 (14.85%) SQL
8 1434 (13.47%) Retail
9 1371 (12.88%) Banking
10 1365 (12.82%) Degree
11 1301 (12.22%) UML
12 1213 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1107 (10.40%) Scrum
14 1088 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
15 1085 (10.19%) Use Case
16 1039 (9.76%) E-Commerce
17 969 (9.10%) Waterfall
18 948 (8.90%) ISEB
19 915 (8.59%) User Stories
20 869 (8.16%) Microsoft
21 858 (8.06%) CRM
22 786 (7.38%) MS Excel
23 763 (7.17%) PRINCE2
24 746 (7.01%) Change Management
25 642 (6.03%) Data Analysis
26 635 (5.96%) SAP
27 631 (5.93%) Systems Analysis
28 610 (5.73%) ERP
29 595 (5.59%) Oracle
30 590 (5.54%) Data Modelling

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 283 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 125 (1.17%) CMS
3 103 (0.97%) SAS
4 72 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 39 (0.37%) Confluence
6 38 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 35 (0.33%) Documentum
8 30 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 27 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (0.18%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.12%) FileNet
13 13 (0.12%) WorkSite
14 12 (0.11%) Alfresco
14 12 (0.11%) MS Exchange
14 12 (0.11%) Lotus Domino
14 12 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2013
16 8 (0.075%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 786 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 584 (5.49%) MS Visio
3 417 (3.92%) MS Office
4 239 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 220 (2.07%) MS Project
6 27 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.10%) SPSS
9 10 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.075%) PowerPivot
11 6 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.056%) Mingle
12 4 (0.038%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.028%) Windchill
14 2 (0.019%) FastStats
15 1 (0.009%) GIMP
15 1 (0.009%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 164 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 97 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
4 89 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
5 85 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
6 80 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
7 77 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
8 76 (0.71%) SAP FI
9 75 (0.70%) SAP CO
10 73 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
11 57 (0.54%) SAP SD
12 56 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
13 53 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
14 48 (0.45%) Markit EDM
15 44 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
16 41 (0.39%) SAP CRM
17 39 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 30 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
18 30 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
19 28 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 157 (1.47%) SaaS
2 37 (0.35%) Force.com
3 19 (0.18%) Office 365
4 15 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.094%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.066%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (0.066%) Lucidchart
7 6 (0.056%) IBM Blueworks
8 5 (0.047%) PaaS
9 4 (0.038%) Taleo
10 3 (0.028%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.019%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.009%) IaaS
12 1 (0.009%) Yammer
12 1 (0.009%) Veeva
12 1 (0.009%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.009%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.009%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 121 (1.14%) Internet
2 37 (0.35%) Intranet
3 23 (0.22%) Network Security
4 17 (0.16%) Extranet
4 17 (0.16%) LAN
4 17 (0.16%) WAN
4 17 (0.16%) HTTP
5 16 (0.15%) Wireless
6 14 (0.13%) Firewall
7 12 (0.11%) Broadband
8 9 (0.085%) FTP
9 8 (0.075%) ATM
10 6 (0.056%) SMS
10 6 (0.056%) VPN
10 6 (0.056%) NAS
10 6 (0.056%) CTI
11 5 (0.047%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.047%) MPLS
11 5 (0.047%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.047%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 534 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 474 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
3 287 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 257 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 158 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 138 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 124 (1.16%) QlikView
8 113 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 109 (1.02%) Data Mining
10 100 (0.94%) Big Data
11 81 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 78 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
12 78 (0.73%) Oracle Database
13 65 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
14 51 (0.48%) RDBMS
15 49 (0.46%) OLAP
16 48 (0.45%) SAP BW
16 48 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
17 47 (0.44%) MS Access
18 37 (0.35%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 203 (1.91%) JIRA
2 54 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (0.41%) Rational Rose
4 37 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 37 (0.35%) Toad
5 34 (0.32%) Cucumber
6 30 (0.28%) Axure RP
7 28 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
8 24 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 16 (0.15%) RequisitePro
10 10 (0.094%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (0.094%) CaliberRM
11 8 (0.075%) Calabash
11 8 (0.075%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.066%) FitNesse
13 6 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.056%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.047%) TestDirector
14 5 (0.047%) RSpec
15 4 (0.038%) PowerBuilder
General
1 3919 (36.81%) Finance
2 1434 (13.47%) Retail
3 1371 (12.88%) Banking
4 519 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 482 (4.53%) Marketing
6 449 (4.22%) Investment Banking
7 312 (2.93%) Front Office
8 261 (2.45%) Back Office
9 240 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 226 (2.12%) Legal
11 225 (2.11%) Billing
12 203 (1.91%) Advertising
13 200 (1.88%) Law
13 200 (1.88%) Retail Banking
14 139 (1.31%) Financial Institution
15 107 (1.01%) Publishing
16 80 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
17 78 (0.73%) Games
18 69 (0.65%) General Ledger
19 59 (0.55%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (2.93%) .NET
2 210 (1.97%) XML
3 115 (1.08%) Web Services
4 90 (0.85%) HTML
5 45 (0.42%) .NET Framework
6 40 (0.38%) CSS
7 39 (0.37%) RESTful
8 37 (0.35%) ASP.NET
9 36 (0.34%) Visualforce
10 34 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
11 32 (0.30%) Middleware
12 29 (0.27%) SOAP
13 23 (0.22%) REST
14 22 (0.21%) EDI
15 19 (0.18%) Apache Flex
15 19 (0.18%) Mason
16 18 (0.17%) HTML5
17 16 (0.15%) WSDL
18 15 (0.14%) XSLT
18 15 (0.14%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 1641 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
2 494 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 323 (3.03%) User Experience
4 237 (2.23%) Derivative
5 219 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 205 (1.93%) Equities
7 194 (1.82%) FMCG
8 185 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 176 (1.65%) Fixed Income
10 174 (1.63%) Mobile App
11 150 (1.41%) Data Structures
12 93 (0.87%) Mathematics
13 91 (0.85%) Credit Risk
14 89 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
15 80 (0.75%) SWIFT
16 74 (0.70%) Visualisation
17 72 (0.68%) Data Integration
18 59 (0.55%) EPoS
19 58 (0.54%) Statistics
20 54 (0.51%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 98 (0.92%) Windows
2 54 (0.51%) UNIX
3 45 (0.42%) Apple iOS
4 42 (0.39%) Linux
5 37 (0.35%) Android
6 21 (0.20%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.10%) Windows 8
10 10 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.056%) Solaris
12 4 (0.038%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.038%) SUSE
13 3 (0.028%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.009%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.009%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4382 (41.16%) Business Analysis
2 3259 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1746 (16.40%) Project Management
4 1610 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 1301 (12.22%) UML
6 1213 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1107 (10.40%) Scrum
8 1088 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
9 1085 (10.19%) Use Case
10 1039 (9.76%) E-Commerce
11 969 (9.10%) Waterfall
12 915 (8.59%) User Stories
13 858 (8.06%) CRM
14 763 (7.17%) PRINCE2
15 746 (7.01%) Change Management
16 642 (6.03%) Data Analysis
17 631 (5.93%) Systems Analysis
18 610 (5.73%) ERP
19 590 (5.54%) Data Modelling
20 561 (5.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1581 (14.85%) SQL
2 287 (2.70%) Java
3 151 (1.42%) T-SQL
4 140 (1.32%) C#
5 115 (1.08%) PL/SQL
6 114 (1.07%) VBA
7 94 (0.88%) C
8 78 (0.73%) JavaScript
9 45 (0.42%) VB
10 41 (0.39%) ABAP
11 40 (0.38%) R
12 39 (0.37%) Python
13 36 (0.34%) Apex Code
14 25 (0.23%) VB.NET
15 22 (0.21%) SOQL
16 18 (0.17%) C++
17 14 (0.13%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.11%) Uniface
18 12 (0.11%) Perl
19 11 (0.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1365 (12.82%) Degree
2 948 (8.90%) ISEB
3 147 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 92 (0.86%) SC Cleared
5 80 (0.75%) CBAP
6 77 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 69 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 65 (0.61%) CIMA
9 59 (0.55%) ACCA
10 46 (0.43%) IIBA
11 45 (0.42%) PMP
12 41 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
13 39 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 26 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (0.24%) CCA
15 25 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 17 (0.16%) MBA
17 16 (0.15%) AAT
18 15 (0.14%) PhD
19 12 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (4.72%) QA
2 75 (0.70%) EMIR
3 66 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
4 63 (0.59%) Solvency II
5 62 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 60 (0.56%) SLA
7 49 (0.46%) MiFID
8 26 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 25 (0.23%) FATCA
10 23 (0.22%) Basel II
11 22 (0.21%) Basel III
12 18 (0.17%) CRD IV
13 17 (0.16%) PCI DSS
14 14 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 13 (0.12%) Data Quality
16 10 (0.094%) COREP
17 9 (0.085%) FINREP
18 7 (0.066%) ISO 8583
19 6 (0.056%) ISO 9000
20 4 (0.038%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 15 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.075%) vSphere
3 6 (0.056%) XenApp
4 3 (0.028%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.019%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.019%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.019%) Squid
5 2 (0.019%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.009%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.047%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.028%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.019%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.019%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.009%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.009%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.009%) SCCM
Vendors
1 869 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 635 (5.96%) SAP
3 595 (5.59%) Oracle
4 251 (2.36%) Business Objects
5 213 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 161 (1.51%) Cognos
7 114 (1.07%) hybris
8 111 (1.04%) IBM
9 78 (0.73%) ATG
10 71 (0.67%) Demandware
11 65 (0.61%) Tableau
11 65 (0.61%) Siebel
12 63 (0.59%) JD Edwards
13 55 (0.52%) Charles River
14 47 (0.44%) Hyperion
15 38 (0.36%) Murex
15 38 (0.36%) Teradata
16 37 (0.35%) Informatica
17 36 (0.34%) Sage
18 35 (0.33%) Pegasus
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefit package + bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, pension, private health
Posted: Yesterday
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits and generous bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £42000 - £49000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Pesaro
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £36250.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newtownards, County Down
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday