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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 49 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5525 5042 5538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.86% 4.61% 4.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.13% 4.86% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4780 4155 4759
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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
107647 103692 109532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.73% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 89339 85136 94063
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 November 2014 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 November 2014. 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 +1 5229 £47,500 - 712
London -1 2329 £55,000 - 287
South East +11 953 £47,500 +5.55% 132
City of London -8 522 £57,500 - 107
Yorkshire +17 461 £40,000 -4.76% 59
East of England +13 400 £47,500 +5.55% 43
West Yorkshire +24 332 £38,750 -7.73% 42
Berkshire +23 307 £50,000 +5.26% 39
North West +18 306 £40,000 - 45
West Midlands -7 295 £41,000 +1.23% 47
South West +8 266 £40,000 -3.61% 62
Leeds +33 237 £40,000 -6.97% 25
Surrey -3 216 £47,500 - 27
East Midlands +37 203 £40,429 -14.88% 23
Hertfordshire +19 191 £47,750 +6.11% 15
Scotland 0 176 £44,000 +3.52% 31
Manchester +18 150 £35,000 -17.64% 35
Birmingham -2 128 £41,000 -7.34% 19
Cheshire +24 113 £41,250 +3.12% 3
Reading +15 112 £50,000 +17.64% 15
Buckinghamshire +22 110 £47,500 +11.76% 19
Bristol +29 107 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Edinburgh +6 103 £47,500 +5.55% 12
Hampshire -22 98 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Northamptonshire -10 87 £42,000 -6.66% 6
Watford +20 84 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Cambridgeshire +28 83 £46,500 +14.81% 8
Northampton -4 78 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Wales +37 75 £35,000 +3.70% 22
North Yorkshire +18 73 £40,000 -11.11% 11

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 4738 (42.09%) Business Analysis
2 3973 (35.29%) Finance
3 3431 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
4 1899 (16.87%) Project Management
5 1787 (15.87%) SQL
6 1717 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1708 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 1449 (12.87%) Degree
9 1352 (12.01%) UML
10 1313 (11.66%) Banking
11 1295 (11.50%) Retail
12 1180 (10.48%) Scrum
13 1158 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 1141 (10.14%) ISEB
15 1011 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
16 1004 (8.92%) Microsoft
17 989 (8.78%) Use Case
18 960 (8.53%) Waterfall
19 950 (8.44%) E-Commerce
20 873 (7.75%) User Stories
21 872 (7.75%) PRINCE2
22 856 (7.60%) MS Excel
23 845 (7.51%) CRM
24 783 (6.96%) Change Management
25 778 (6.91%) Data Analysis
26 690 (6.13%) Data Modelling
27 672 (5.97%) SQL Server
28 594 (5.28%) Oracle
28 594 (5.28%) ERP
29 582 (5.17%) Systems Analysis

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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
1 280 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 132 (1.17%) CMS
3 86 (0.76%) SAS
4 52 (0.46%) WebSphere
5 44 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 25 (0.22%) Confluence
7 23 (0.20%) Alfresco
8 22 (0.20%) Documentum
8 22 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (0.13%) IIS
10 14 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 13 (0.12%) NetWeaver
12 11 (0.098%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.098%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.080%) IBM Notes
13 9 (0.080%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.071%) Drupal
14 8 (0.071%) FileNet
15 7 (0.062%) Lync
16 6 (0.053%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 856 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 577 (5.13%) MS Visio
3 457 (4.06%) MS Office
4 285 (2.53%) MS Project
5 226 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 29 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 17 (0.15%) SPSS
9 8 (0.071%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.062%) PowerPivot
11 6 (0.053%) FastStats
11 6 (0.053%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.018%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.009%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 181 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 74 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 71 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 70 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 68 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
7 56 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
7 56 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
8 55 (0.49%) SAP CRM
9 48 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
10 47 (0.42%) SAP SD
11 44 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
12 39 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
13 33 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
14 32 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
15 30 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
16 29 (0.26%) Markit EDM
16 29 (0.26%) LatentZero
17 27 (0.24%) SAP R/3
18 25 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 133 (1.18%) SaaS
2 44 (0.39%) Force.com
3 18 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
4 16 (0.14%) LucidChart
5 13 (0.12%) Google Apps
6 12 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (0.098%) Office 365
8 8 (0.071%) Taleo
9 7 (0.062%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
11 3 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.027%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.018%) Amazon AWS
12 2 (0.018%) PaaS
13 1 (0.009%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (0.99%) Internet
2 48 (0.43%) Intranet
3 24 (0.21%) HTTP
4 23 (0.20%) MPLS
5 22 (0.20%) SMS
6 14 (0.12%) Firewall
7 13 (0.12%) Extranet
8 8 (0.071%) NFC
8 8 (0.071%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.071%) SWIFTNet
8 8 (0.071%) Broadband
8 8 (0.071%) LAN
9 7 (0.062%) WAN
9 7 (0.062%) MVNO
10 6 (0.053%) Wireless
11 5 (0.044%) FTP
11 5 (0.044%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.044%) DMZ
12 4 (0.036%) VPN
12 4 (0.036%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 672 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 459 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 324 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 253 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 244 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 187 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 135 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 112 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 102 (0.91%) QlikView
10 99 (0.88%) Oracle Database
11 89 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
12 77 (0.68%) Big Data
13 76 (0.68%) OLAP
14 75 (0.67%) MS Access
15 71 (0.63%) SAP BW
16 67 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
17 66 (0.59%) RDBMS
18 63 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
19 58 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
20 57 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 171 (1.52%) JIRA
2 96 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 40 (0.36%) Rational Rose
5 36 (0.32%) Axure RP
6 33 (0.29%) ERwin
7 30 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 30 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 27 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
8 27 (0.24%) Toad
8 27 (0.24%) RequisitePro
9 18 (0.16%) Cucumber
9 18 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (0.12%) Git (software)
11 12 (0.11%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.098%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (0.080%) CaliberRM
14 7 (0.062%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.062%) PowerBuilder
15 6 (0.053%) Calabash
General
1 3973 (35.29%) Finance
2 1313 (11.66%) Banking
3 1295 (11.50%) Retail
4 561 (4.98%) Marketing
5 479 (4.25%) Telecoms
6 412 (3.66%) Investment Banking
7 410 (3.64%) Front Office
8 311 (2.76%) Manufacturing
9 305 (2.71%) Back Office
10 301 (2.67%) Legal
11 255 (2.27%) Advertising
12 181 (1.61%) Law
13 175 (1.55%) Retail Banking
14 165 (1.47%) Billing
15 141 (1.25%) Publishing
16 115 (1.02%) Financial Institution
17 98 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
18 65 (0.58%) Games
19 62 (0.55%) Automotive
20 58 (0.52%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (3.41%) .NET
2 275 (2.44%) XML
3 150 (1.33%) Web Services
4 111 (0.99%) HTML
5 55 (0.49%) CSS
6 51 (0.45%) ASP.NET
7 44 (0.39%) EDI
8 41 (0.36%) XSLT
9 38 (0.34%) COM
10 32 (0.28%) .NET Framework
11 31 (0.28%) Visualforce
12 25 (0.22%) MDX
13 24 (0.21%) WinForms
14 23 (0.20%) Middleware
14 23 (0.20%) J2EE
14 23 (0.20%) SOAP
15 22 (0.20%) RESTful
16 19 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
17 16 (0.14%) WCF
18 12 (0.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1717 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 497 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 332 (2.95%) User Experience
4 253 (2.25%) Derivative
5 247 (2.19%) Computer Science
6 213 (1.89%) Fixed Income
7 194 (1.72%) Equities
8 175 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 155 (1.38%) FMCG
10 148 (1.31%) Credit Risk
11 127 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 109 (0.97%) Mathematics
13 105 (0.93%) Market Risk
14 91 (0.81%) Data Integration
15 86 (0.76%) Data Structures
16 85 (0.76%) Social Media
17 82 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
18 77 (0.68%) EPoS
19 73 (0.65%) Visualisation
20 71 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 83 (0.74%) Windows
2 61 (0.54%) UNIX
3 27 (0.24%) Apple iOS
4 19 (0.17%) Android
5 18 (0.16%) Linux
6 13 (0.12%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.053%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.044%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.036%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.027%) Solaris
12 2 (0.018%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.009%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.009%) VMS
13 1 (0.009%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4738 (42.09%) Business Analysis
2 3431 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
3 1899 (16.87%) Project Management
4 1708 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1352 (12.01%) UML
6 1180 (10.48%) Scrum
7 1158 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1011 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
9 989 (8.78%) Use Case
10 960 (8.53%) Waterfall
11 950 (8.44%) E-Commerce
12 873 (7.75%) User Stories
13 872 (7.75%) PRINCE2
14 845 (7.51%) CRM
15 783 (6.96%) Change Management
16 778 (6.91%) Data Analysis
17 690 (6.13%) Data Modelling
18 594 (5.28%) ERP
19 582 (5.17%) Systems Analysis
20 541 (4.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1787 (15.87%) SQL
2 314 (2.79%) Java
3 215 (1.91%) T-SQL
4 160 (1.42%) C#
5 137 (1.22%) VBA
6 107 (0.95%) PL/SQL
7 82 (0.73%) C
8 64 (0.57%) VB
9 57 (0.51%) ABAP
10 45 (0.40%) JavaScript
11 36 (0.32%) Python
12 31 (0.28%) Apex Code
13 29 (0.26%) PHP
14 26 (0.23%) C++
15 19 (0.17%) R
16 13 (0.12%) SOQL
16 13 (0.12%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.11%) Ruby
18 9 (0.080%) VBScript
19 8 (0.071%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1449 (12.87%) Degree
2 1141 (10.14%) ISEB
3 143 (1.27%) CBAP
4 129 (1.15%) Security Cleared
5 100 (0.89%) PMI Certification
6 91 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 80 (0.71%) IIBA
8 79 (0.70%) SC Cleared
9 51 (0.45%) PMP
10 46 (0.41%) CCA
11 40 (0.36%) ACCA
11 40 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
11 40 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 36 (0.32%) CIMA
13 35 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 28 (0.25%) MBA
15 24 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 20 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 521 (4.63%) QA
2 70 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 61 (0.54%) EMIR
4 59 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 57 (0.51%) SLA
6 47 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 37 (0.33%) FATCA
8 35 (0.31%) Basel III
9 34 (0.30%) COREP
10 33 (0.29%) Solvency II
10 33 (0.29%) MiFID
11 29 (0.26%) Data Quality
12 25 (0.22%) ISO 8583
13 24 (0.21%) FINREP
13 24 (0.21%) PCI DSS
14 20 (0.18%) Basel II
15 17 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 13 (0.12%) UCITS
17 11 (0.098%) CRD IV
18 6 (0.053%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.027%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.018%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.018%) Squid
4 1 (0.009%) Xen
4 1 (0.009%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.053%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.036%) Control-M
4 3 (0.027%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.018%) SCCM
6 1 (0.009%) Nagios
6 1 (0.009%) Netcool
6 1 (0.009%) OpenView
6 1 (0.009%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.009%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1004 (8.92%) Microsoft
2 594 (5.28%) Oracle
3 549 (4.88%) SAP
4 297 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
5 229 (2.03%) Business Objects
6 146 (1.30%) Cognos
7 87 (0.77%) JD Edwards
8 76 (0.68%) Tableau
9 71 (0.63%) hybris
10 64 (0.57%) Siebel
11 55 (0.49%) Charles River
12 54 (0.48%) IBM
13 52 (0.46%) Informatica
14 47 (0.42%) Google
15 44 (0.39%) Hyperion
16 41 (0.36%) Bloomberg
17 39 (0.35%) CODA
17 39 (0.35%) ATG
17 39 (0.35%) thinkFolio
18 34 (0.30%) MicroStrategy
Sidcup, Kent
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Car Allowance + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £38 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Medical Cover
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago