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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 45 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5664 5856 4965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.17% 5.01% 4.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.48% 5.30% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4797 4880 4166
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 5280 £47,500 -0.73% 798
London +6 2564 £55,000 - 392
South East +2 871 £47,500 - 80
City of London +12 589 £55,000 - 137
Yorkshire -20 368 £40,000 - 46
North West +9 334 £40,000 +5.26% 76
East of England -8 310 £42,500 - 49
West Midlands +4 296 £41,500 -2.00% 43
West Yorkshire -9 293 £40,000 - 32
East Midlands +7 259 £42,500 +13.33% 33
South West 0 244 £40,000 -5.88% 70
Berkshire +1 224 £47,500 -5.00% 21
Scotland +6 215 £47,500 +18.75% 35
Leeds -11 209 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Manchester -9 194 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Surrey -38 145 £46,500 -7.00% 9
Hampshire +40 142 £45,000 - 7
Hertfordshire -7 131 £43,000 -4.44% 14
Buckinghamshire +11 111 £46,500 +3.33% 8
Edinburgh +6 105 £47,500 +26.66% 22
Reading +27 100 £46,000 -8.00% 11
Nottinghamshire +26 90 £42,500 +9.67% 15
Wales +1 89 £35,000 -0.70% 10
Nottingham +31 85 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Cheshire +23 82 £40,000 +2.56% 20
South Wales -3 81 £35,000 +2.94% 10
Birmingham -27 81 £42,500 -5.55% 14
Milton Keynes +3 78 £45,000 -2.70% 6
Glasgow +12 76 £47,750 +19.37% 10
Oxfordshire +18 75 £47,500 +11.76% 14

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4532 (40.12%) Business Analysis
2 4358 (38.58%) Finance
3 3436 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
4 1951 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1762 (15.60%) Project Management
6 1752 (15.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 1692 (14.98%) SQL
8 1654 (14.64%) Banking
9 1542 (13.65%) Degree
10 1475 (13.06%) Retail
11 1373 (12.15%) SDLC
12 1255 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1253 (11.09%) UML
14 1243 (11.00%) Scrum
15 1140 (10.09%) Use Case
16 1107 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
17 1018 (9.01%) User Stories
18 990 (8.76%) Waterfall
19 969 (8.58%) Microsoft
20 966 (8.55%) E-Commerce
21 913 (8.08%) ISEB
22 811 (7.18%) PRINCE2
23 787 (6.97%) CRM
24 754 (6.67%) MS Excel
25 739 (6.54%) Change Management
26 684 (6.06%) SAP
27 679 (6.01%) Oracle
28 661 (5.85%) Data Modelling
29 643 (5.69%) QA
30 636 (5.63%) SQL Server

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 313 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 115 (1.02%) CMS
3 86 (0.76%) Confluence
4 70 (0.62%) SAS
5 67 (0.59%) WebSphere
6 66 (0.58%) Documentum
7 33 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 29 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 16 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 12 (0.11%) Commerce Server
11 12 (0.11%) WorkSite
11 12 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.097%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.080%) IIS
13 9 (0.080%) Lync
13 9 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.071%) Drupal
Applications
1 754 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 574 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 454 (4.02%) MS Office
4 250 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 175 (1.55%) MS Project
6 43 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.23%) SPSS
8 15 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 11 (0.097%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.071%) Mingle
11 6 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.018%) Windchill
13 1 (0.009%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.009%) FastStats
13 1 (0.009%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 184 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 138 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 103 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 89 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
5 86 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
6 77 (0.68%) SAP FI
7 71 (0.63%) SAP CO
8 70 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
9 69 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
10 65 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
11 60 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
12 59 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 52 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
14 47 (0.42%) SAP SD
15 43 (0.38%) Markit EDM
16 42 (0.37%) thinkFolio
17 38 (0.34%) SAP MM
18 36 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
19 35 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
19 35 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 180 (1.59%) SaaS
2 25 (0.22%) Force.com
3 24 (0.21%) Office 365
4 23 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 15 (0.13%) Lucidchart
7 14 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
7 14 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (0.062%) PaaS
9 6 (0.053%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (0.035%) Veeva
10 4 (0.035%) Trello
11 3 (0.027%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.018%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.009%) GitHub
13 1 (0.009%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.009%) Taleo
13 1 (0.009%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 118 (1.04%) Internet
2 61 (0.54%) Intranet
3 22 (0.19%) Network Security
4 18 (0.16%) DSL
4 18 (0.16%) Extranet
5 14 (0.12%) ATM
6 13 (0.12%) VoIP
7 12 (0.11%) WAN
7 12 (0.11%) LAN
8 11 (0.097%) FTP
8 11 (0.097%) HTTP
9 10 (0.089%) GSM
10 9 (0.080%) Wireless
11 8 (0.071%) Broadband
12 6 (0.053%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.053%) Skype
12 6 (0.053%) CTI
13 5 (0.044%) SSL
14 4 (0.035%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.035%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 636 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 494 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
3 254 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 240 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 227 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
6 164 (1.45%) QlikView
7 143 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 120 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 111 (0.98%) Big Data
9 111 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 103 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
11 84 (0.74%) Data Mining
12 77 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 54 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
14 51 (0.45%) OLAP
15 49 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
16 46 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
17 45 (0.40%) RDBMS
17 45 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
17 45 (0.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 266 (2.35%) JIRA
2 47 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (0.40%) Toad
4 43 (0.38%) Rational Rose
5 35 (0.31%) Axure RP
6 23 (0.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 23 (0.20%) Visual Studio
7 20 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
8 19 (0.17%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.071%) LSMW
9 8 (0.071%) Subversion
10 7 (0.062%) PowerBuilder
11 6 (0.053%) Bugzilla
11 6 (0.053%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.044%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.044%) RequisitePro
12 5 (0.044%) ERwin
13 4 (0.035%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.035%) Calabash
13 4 (0.035%) ProtoShare
General
1 4358 (38.58%) Finance
2 1654 (14.64%) Banking
3 1475 (13.06%) Retail
4 614 (5.44%) Investment Banking
5 476 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 449 (3.97%) Marketing
7 335 (2.97%) Back Office
8 332 (2.94%) Front Office
9 297 (2.63%) Manufacturing
10 243 (2.15%) Retail Banking
11 222 (1.97%) Legal
12 205 (1.81%) Law
13 169 (1.50%) Billing
14 158 (1.40%) Advertising
15 156 (1.38%) Financial Institution
16 107 (0.95%) Publishing
17 67 (0.59%) General Ledger
18 59 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
19 58 (0.51%) French Language
20 57 (0.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (3.76%) .NET
2 217 (1.92%) XML
3 113 (1.00%) HTML
4 112 (0.99%) Web Services
5 50 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
6 48 (0.42%) .NET Framework
7 47 (0.42%) CSS
8 45 (0.40%) ASP.NET
9 41 (0.36%) Mason
10 38 (0.34%) REST
11 35 (0.31%) SOAP
12 28 (0.25%) Middleware
13 26 (0.23%) HTML5
13 26 (0.23%) Visualforce
14 25 (0.22%) EDI
15 23 (0.20%) MDX
16 21 (0.19%) Gherkin
17 19 (0.17%) RESTful
17 19 (0.17%) XML Schema
18 17 (0.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1951 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 504 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 299 (2.65%) User Experience
4 293 (2.59%) Derivative
5 240 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 239 (2.12%) Equities
7 201 (1.78%) Fixed Income
8 187 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 184 (1.63%) FMCG
10 138 (1.22%) Mobile App
11 125 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 105 (0.93%) Reference Data
12 105 (0.93%) Mathematics
13 102 (0.90%) Credit Risk
14 99 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 80 (0.71%) SWIFT
16 66 (0.58%) Data Centre
17 65 (0.58%) Visualisation
18 63 (0.56%) Hedge funds
19 62 (0.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 108 (0.96%) Windows
2 55 (0.49%) UNIX
3 41 (0.36%) Linux
3 41 (0.36%) Apple iOS
4 38 (0.34%) Android
5 30 (0.27%) Windows 7
6 21 (0.19%) Windows 8
7 16 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.071%) SUSE
10 8 (0.071%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.071%) Solaris
11 6 (0.053%) Debian
11 6 (0.053%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.018%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.018%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.009%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4532 (40.12%) Business Analysis
2 3436 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
3 1762 (15.60%) Project Management
4 1752 (15.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 1373 (12.15%) SDLC
6 1255 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1253 (11.09%) UML
8 1243 (11.00%) Scrum
9 1140 (10.09%) Use Case
10 1107 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
11 1018 (9.01%) User Stories
12 990 (8.76%) Waterfall
13 966 (8.55%) E-Commerce
14 811 (7.18%) PRINCE2
15 787 (6.97%) CRM
16 739 (6.54%) Change Management
17 661 (5.85%) Data Modelling
18 616 (5.45%) Data Analysis
19 592 (5.24%) ERP
20 544 (4.82%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1692 (14.98%) SQL
2 259 (2.29%) Java
3 177 (1.57%) C#
4 161 (1.43%) T-SQL
5 120 (1.06%) PL/SQL
6 101 (0.89%) C
7 84 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 82 (0.73%) VBA
9 59 (0.52%) VB
10 47 (0.42%) Python
11 38 (0.34%) C++
12 36 (0.32%) R
13 26 (0.23%) Apex Code
13 26 (0.23%) ABAP
13 26 (0.23%) PHP
14 24 (0.21%) Uniface
15 23 (0.20%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.14%) SOQL
17 13 (0.12%) MATLAB
18 11 (0.097%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1542 (13.65%) Degree
2 913 (8.08%) ISEB
3 209 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 144 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 96 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 79 (0.70%) CIMA
6 79 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 77 (0.68%) ACCA
8 68 (0.60%) IIBA
9 64 (0.57%) CBAP
10 57 (0.50%) PMP
11 45 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
12 38 (0.34%) DV Cleared
13 31 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 22 (0.19%) AAT
15 20 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.12%) MBA
17 11 (0.097%) CCA
18 10 (0.089%) ISTQB
19 8 (0.071%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 643 (5.69%) QA
2 78 (0.69%) EMIR
3 72 (0.64%) MiFID
3 72 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 70 (0.62%) Solvency II
5 63 (0.56%) SLA
6 48 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 44 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 32 (0.28%) FATCA
9 31 (0.27%) CRD IV
10 30 (0.27%) Data Quality
11 29 (0.26%) Basel III
12 23 (0.20%) Basel II
13 18 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 16 (0.14%) COREP
15 9 (0.080%) PCI DSS
16 8 (0.071%) FINREP
17 7 (0.062%) ISO 9000
18 4 (0.035%) ISO 8583
18 4 (0.035%) IAS 39
System Software
1 15 (0.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.053%) vSphere
3 4 (0.035%) XenApp
3 4 (0.035%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.018%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.009%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.009%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.14%) TrustSec
3 3 (0.027%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.018%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.009%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.009%) SCCM
5 1 (0.009%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 969 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 684 (6.06%) SAP
3 679 (6.01%) Oracle
4 207 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
5 155 (1.37%) IBM
6 138 (1.22%) Cognos
7 114 (1.01%) hybris
8 84 (0.74%) Tableau
9 68 (0.60%) Hyperion
10 67 (0.59%) ATG
11 59 (0.52%) JD Edwards
12 58 (0.51%) Murex
13 55 (0.49%) Demandware
14 53 (0.47%) Sage
15 51 (0.45%) Siebel
16 45 (0.40%) Informatica
16 45 (0.40%) Charles River
17 44 (0.39%) Teradata
18 42 (0.37%) HP
19 37 (0.33%) Northgate
Other
Vodafone
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East
Zurich
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefit + bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 (dependent on experiance)
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £58000 Per Annum Plus brilliant benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 (dependent on experiance)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Medical, 12% pension, holiday etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £41000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: Extensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, h/c etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 38-40k
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday