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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 48 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5073 5115 5222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.87% 4.91% 4.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.14% 5.19% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4332 4162 4472
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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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 4774 £47,500 - 828
London -4 2129 £55,000 - 397
South East +13 903 £47,500 +0.61% 118
City of London -7 517 £57,500 +4.54% 149
Yorkshire +13 416 £40,000 -5.88% 54
Berkshire +45 343 £50,000 - 28
East of England +3 325 £47,500 +11.76% 44
West Midlands -4 307 £41,500 -2.35% 50
West Yorkshire +8 281 £40,000 -5.88% 39
North West +14 263 £37,500 -6.25% 49
South West +12 255 £40,000 -11.11% 82
Surrey -7 209 £45,000 -5.26% 24
Leeds +12 187 £40,000 -6.97% 20
Manchester +29 182 £37,500 -11.76% 31
Scotland -1 172 £45,000 +5.88% 48
Reading +36 136 £52,500 +17.97% 7
East Midlands +23 134 £40,000 -5.88% 26
Hertfordshire -1 130 £48,500 +14.11% 13
Bristol +11 103 £40,000 +3.89% 34
Hampshire -38 102 £45,000 - 24
Birmingham -12 99 £41,500 -7.77% 19
Slough +8 82 £50,000 -16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +25 81 £47,500 +1.06% 14
North Yorkshire +21 75 £42,000 -1.17% 5
Wales +22 73 £35,000 -6.66% 15
Edinburgh +4 73 £46,000 +2.22% 24
Cambridgeshire -4 71 £50,000 +17.64% 15
South Wales +22 69 £35,000 -6.66% 14
Wiltshire 0 69 £40,000 -11.11% 21
Glasgow +5 67 £42,500 - 15

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4391 (41.40%) Business Analysis
2 3726 (35.13%) Finance
3 3231 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
4 1779 (16.77%) Project Management
5 1679 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
6 1653 (15.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 1638 (15.44%) SQL
8 1399 (13.19%) Degree
9 1267 (11.95%) Retail
9 1267 (11.95%) UML
10 1184 (11.16%) Banking
11 1166 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1105 (10.42%) Scrum
13 1099 (10.36%) ISEB
14 1010 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
15 987 (9.31%) Microsoft
16 955 (9.00%) Use Case
17 943 (8.89%) Waterfall
18 931 (8.78%) E-Commerce
19 870 (8.20%) MS Excel
20 835 (7.87%) User Stories
21 827 (7.80%) CRM
22 812 (7.66%) PRINCE2
23 772 (7.28%) Change Management
24 714 (6.73%) Data Analysis
25 630 (5.94%) Data Modelling
26 629 (5.93%) SQL Server
27 625 (5.89%) Systems Analysis
28 599 (5.65%) ERP
29 586 (5.53%) MS Visio

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 264 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 116 (1.09%) CMS
3 108 (1.02%) SAS
4 61 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 35 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 28 (0.26%) Documentum
7 26 (0.25%) Alfresco
8 25 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 21 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
9 21 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (0.17%) FileNet
11 14 (0.13%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.12%) Confluence
13 12 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.094%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.085%) Lotus Domino
15 9 (0.085%) IIS
15 9 (0.085%) NetWeaver
15 9 (0.085%) Lync
Applications
1 870 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 586 (5.53%) MS Visio
3 440 (4.15%) MS Office
4 285 (2.69%) MS Project
5 254 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 26 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.10%) SPSS
8 9 (0.085%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.075%) PowerPivot
10 7 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.057%) Fireworks
11 6 (0.057%) FastStats
12 2 (0.019%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.019%) Mingle
13 1 (0.009%) GIMP
13 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.009%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 174 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 83 (0.78%) SAP FI
4 81 (0.76%) SAP CO
5 78 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
6 66 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
7 63 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 60 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
8 60 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
9 57 (0.54%) SAP SD
10 55 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
11 48 (0.45%) SAP CRM
11 48 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
12 37 (0.35%) SAP R/3
13 36 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
14 33 (0.31%) Markit EDM
15 32 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
16 29 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
17 25 (0.24%) SalesLogix
18 24 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 125 (1.18%) SaaS
2 47 (0.44%) Force.com
3 17 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
4 16 (0.15%) Office 365
5 11 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.085%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.085%) Google Apps
7 7 (0.066%) Taleo
7 7 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.057%) LucidChart
8 6 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.019%) IaaS
10 1 (0.009%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.009%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.009%) Yammer
10 1 (0.009%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.009%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (0.76%) Internet
2 32 (0.30%) Intranet
3 23 (0.22%) HTTP
4 20 (0.19%) Firewall
5 17 (0.16%) MPLS
6 14 (0.13%) SMS
7 13 (0.12%) Extranet
8 9 (0.085%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.075%) Broadband
9 8 (0.075%) Wireless
10 7 (0.066%) LAN
10 7 (0.066%) WAN
11 6 (0.057%) VPN
11 6 (0.057%) NFC
12 5 (0.047%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.047%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.047%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.047%) FTP
12 5 (0.047%) MVNO
13 4 (0.038%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 460 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
3 308 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 245 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 212 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 182 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 138 (1.30%) Data Mining
8 104 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
8 104 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 92 (0.87%) QlikView
10 87 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
11 82 (0.77%) MS Access
12 77 (0.73%) Oracle Database
13 73 (0.69%) Big Data
14 69 (0.65%) SAP BW
15 63 (0.59%) OLAP
16 59 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
17 58 (0.55%) RDBMS
18 51 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
19 47 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 154 (1.45%) JIRA
2 70 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (0.39%) Toad
4 40 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 35 (0.33%) Rational Rose
6 32 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
7 27 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 24 (0.23%) RequisitePro
9 22 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 22 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 20 (0.19%) Axure RP
11 15 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
12 13 (0.12%) CaliberRM
13 12 (0.11%) ERwin
14 9 (0.085%) Calabash
15 8 (0.075%) FitNesse
16 7 (0.066%) Visual Studio Team System
17 6 (0.057%) PowerBuilder
17 6 (0.057%) Eclipse
18 5 (0.047%) Git (software)
General
1 3726 (35.13%) Finance
2 1267 (11.95%) Retail
3 1184 (11.16%) Banking
4 500 (4.71%) Marketing
5 468 (4.41%) Telecoms
6 373 (3.52%) Investment Banking
7 329 (3.10%) Front Office
8 285 (2.69%) Legal
9 281 (2.65%) Manufacturing
10 251 (2.37%) Back Office
11 217 (2.05%) Advertising
12 213 (2.01%) Billing
13 195 (1.84%) Law
14 148 (1.40%) Retail Banking
15 115 (1.08%) Publishing
16 97 (0.91%) Financial Institution
17 88 (0.83%) Games
18 74 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
19 54 (0.51%) Automotive
20 51 (0.48%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (2.81%) .NET
2 254 (2.39%) XML
3 127 (1.20%) Web Services
4 94 (0.89%) HTML
5 45 (0.42%) ASP.NET
6 44 (0.41%) EDI
7 43 (0.41%) CSS
8 41 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 38 (0.36%) Visualforce
10 31 (0.29%) XSLT
11 28 (0.26%) Middleware
12 25 (0.24%) SOAP
12 25 (0.24%) RESTful
13 22 (0.21%) COM
14 20 (0.19%) J2EE
15 16 (0.15%) JSON
16 14 (0.13%) MDX
16 14 (0.13%) REST
16 14 (0.13%) WinForms
17 13 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1679 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
2 527 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 327 (3.08%) User Experience
4 242 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 200 (1.89%) Derivative
6 158 (1.49%) Fixed Income
7 156 (1.47%) Equities
8 155 (1.46%) FMCG
9 148 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 142 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 119 (1.12%) Credit Risk
12 114 (1.07%) Data Structures
13 96 (0.91%) Data Integration
14 93 (0.88%) Mathematics
15 91 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
16 78 (0.74%) Visualisation
17 76 (0.72%) Market Risk
18 69 (0.65%) EPoS
19 64 (0.60%) Client/Server
20 61 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 79 (0.74%) Windows
2 56 (0.53%) UNIX
3 31 (0.29%) Apple iOS
4 27 (0.25%) Linux
5 21 (0.20%) Android
6 15 (0.14%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.047%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.047%) Solaris
11 3 (0.028%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.019%) SUSE
12 2 (0.019%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.019%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.009%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4391 (41.40%) Business Analysis
2 3231 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
3 1779 (16.77%) Project Management
4 1653 (15.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 1267 (11.95%) UML
6 1166 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1105 (10.42%) Scrum
8 1010 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 955 (9.00%) Use Case
10 943 (8.89%) Waterfall
11 931 (8.78%) E-Commerce
12 835 (7.87%) User Stories
13 827 (7.80%) CRM
14 812 (7.66%) PRINCE2
15 772 (7.28%) Change Management
16 714 (6.73%) Data Analysis
17 630 (5.94%) Data Modelling
18 625 (5.89%) Systems Analysis
19 599 (5.65%) ERP
20 557 (5.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1638 (15.44%) SQL
2 297 (2.80%) Java
3 200 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 147 (1.39%) VBA
5 134 (1.26%) C#
6 109 (1.03%) PL/SQL
7 87 (0.82%) C
8 65 (0.61%) VB
9 57 (0.54%) JavaScript
10 54 (0.51%) ABAP
11 38 (0.36%) Apex Code
12 26 (0.25%) R
12 26 (0.25%) Python
13 21 (0.20%) VB.NET
14 20 (0.19%) SOQL
15 17 (0.16%) C++
16 14 (0.13%) PHP
17 13 (0.12%) VBScript
18 9 (0.085%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.085%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1399 (13.19%) Degree
2 1099 (10.36%) ISEB
3 127 (1.20%) CBAP
4 123 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 84 (0.79%) PMI Certification
6 81 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 71 (0.67%) SC Cleared
8 58 (0.55%) IIBA
9 47 (0.44%) ACCA
10 46 (0.43%) PMP
11 45 (0.42%) CIMA
12 41 (0.39%) CCA
13 38 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 38 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
14 30 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (0.25%) DV Cleared
17 20 (0.19%) MBA
18 17 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
19 15 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 461 (4.35%) QA
2 73 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 66 (0.62%) SLA
4 60 (0.57%) EMIR
5 52 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
6 37 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 36 (0.34%) MiFID
7 36 (0.34%) Solvency II
8 26 (0.25%) FATCA
9 24 (0.23%) Basel III
10 22 (0.21%) COREP
11 20 (0.19%) PCI DSS
12 19 (0.18%) FINREP
13 18 (0.17%) Basel II
14 16 (0.15%) ISO 8583
14 16 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 14 (0.13%) Data Quality
16 8 (0.075%) ISO 14001
17 4 (0.038%) ISO 9000
17 4 (0.038%) CRD IV
System Software
1 11 (0.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.038%) vSphere
3 3 (0.028%) XenApp
3 3 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.019%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.019%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.019%) Squid
5 1 (0.009%) Xen
5 1 (0.009%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.057%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (0.047%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.038%) Control-M
5 2 (0.019%) 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
1 987 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 582 (5.49%) SAP
3 551 (5.20%) Oracle
4 264 (2.49%) Business Objects
5 228 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 140 (1.32%) Cognos
7 84 (0.79%) hybris
8 69 (0.65%) Siebel
9 68 (0.64%) IBM
10 67 (0.63%) JD Edwards
11 56 (0.53%) Tableau
12 55 (0.52%) ATG
13 50 (0.47%) Demandware
14 48 (0.45%) Informatica
15 47 (0.44%) Hyperion
16 42 (0.40%) Charles River
17 35 (0.33%) Google
18 30 (0.28%) Vermilion
19 29 (0.27%) Pegasus
20 27 (0.25%) Open Text
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 14% Pension, Healthcare, Gym
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £40k plus bonus and bens.
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kent
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent package and a very ge
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus an excellent package
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum plus an excellent package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Ordnance Survey
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £52000 - £57000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago