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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 46 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5745 4870 5781
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.97% 4.54% 4.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 4.81% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4744 4068 4899
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,743 £34,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +2 5332 £47,500 - 745
London +2 2549 £55,000 - 368
South East +7 926 £45,000 - 110
City of London -5 607 £57,500 -4.16% 154
Yorkshire +6 463 £38,625 -8.03% 47
East of England +30 373 £45,000 +5.88% 35
West Yorkshire +14 347 £37,500 -11.24% 36
North West +4 279 £38,000 -0.97% 43
Leeds +11 277 £40,000 -5.88% 19
West Midlands +2 257 £41,925 +4.81% 48
East Midlands +35 242 £40,000 -11.11% 28
Berkshire -2 239 £49,500 +4.21% 26
Surrey +33 235 £47,500 -5.00% 15
South West +1 227 £45,000 +12.50% 58
Scotland +12 222 £42,000 -1.17% 41
Manchester +29 179 £37,500 -2.59% 27
Hertfordshire +33 147 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Birmingham +7 130 £42,500 - 19
Northamptonshire +32 127 £41,571 -12.48% 13
Hampshire -32 111 £45,000 - 23
Buckinghamshire +14 107 £43,750 +16.66% 13
Edinburgh +4 104 £40,000 -11.11% 23
Cambridgeshire +43 101 £43,250 +8.12% 8
Northampton +26 100 £40,750 -14.21% 9
Wales +25 92 £33,250 +3.90% 13
Reading +32 87 £49,500 +16.47% 5
South Wales +21 86 £33,000 +5.60% 13
Kent +29 79 £45,000 -4.25% 4
Bedfordshire +9 79 £45,000 +15.38% 12
Glasgow +9 78 £40,000 +3.89% 12

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4879 (42.28%) Business Analysis
2 4207 (36.46%) Finance
3 1970 (17.07%) Project Management
4 1944 (16.85%) SQL
5 1660 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 1587 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
7 1527 (13.23%) Banking
8 1497 (12.97%) UML
9 1419 (12.30%) Degree
10 1291 (11.19%) Retail
11 1228 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1206 (10.45%) Scrum
13 1111 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
14 1102 (9.55%) Microsoft
15 1068 (9.26%) ISEB
16 1054 (9.13%) E-Commerce
17 1009 (8.74%) Use Case
18 932 (8.08%) PRINCE2
19 878 (7.61%) CRM
20 865 (7.50%) Waterfall
21 864 (7.49%) MS Excel
22 827 (7.17%) User Stories
23 787 (6.82%) Data Analysis
24 714 (6.19%) Change Management
25 688 (5.96%) SQL Server
26 674 (5.84%) Oracle
27 652 (5.65%) Marketing
28 633 (5.49%) Data Modelling
29 609 (5.28%) MS Visio
30 571 (4.95%) QA

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 376 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 185 (1.60%) CMS
3 70 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 62 (0.54%) SAS
5 58 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 42 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 36 (0.31%) Confluence
8 30 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 21 (0.18%) IIS
10 17 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
10 17 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
11 16 (0.14%) Drupal
12 11 (0.095%) Documentum
13 9 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.078%) NetWeaver
13 9 (0.078%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.061%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.061%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.061%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.061%) Lync
Applications
1 864 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 609 (5.28%) MS Visio
3 458 (3.97%) MS Office
4 274 (2.37%) MS Project
5 184 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 34 (0.29%) SPSS
7 33 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 28 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.087%) FastStats
10 9 (0.078%) PowerPivot
11 8 (0.069%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.026%) Mingle
13 2 (0.017%) GIMP
13 2 (0.017%) Stata
13 2 (0.017%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.009%) Casewise Modeler
14 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 166 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 79 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 67 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
5 61 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 51 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 49 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
7 49 (0.42%) SAP FI
8 46 (0.40%) SAP CO
9 45 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
10 42 (0.36%) SAP CRM
10 42 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
10 42 (0.36%) SAP SD
10 42 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
11 39 (0.34%) Markit EDM
12 38 (0.33%) Magento
13 37 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
14 36 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
15 34 (0.29%) Summit
16 30 (0.26%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 142 (1.23%) SaaS
2 27 (0.23%) LucidChart
3 26 (0.23%) Force.com
4 16 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (0.078%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.061%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.043%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.035%) Taleo
8 4 (0.035%) Office 365
8 4 (0.035%) PaaS
9 3 (0.026%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.026%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.026%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 140 (1.21%) Internet
2 80 (0.69%) Intranet
3 25 (0.22%) SMS
4 24 (0.21%) MPLS
5 21 (0.18%) Extranet
6 16 (0.14%) HTTP
7 14 (0.12%) FTP
8 12 (0.10%) Broadband
9 9 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.078%) MVNO
10 8 (0.069%) SWIFTNet
11 6 (0.052%) Wireless
11 6 (0.052%) LAN
12 5 (0.043%) WAN
13 4 (0.035%) ISDN
13 4 (0.035%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.026%) DMZ
14 3 (0.026%) Firewall
14 3 (0.026%) IP Telephony
14 3 (0.026%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 688 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 454 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
3 345 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 278 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 257 (2.23%) Relational Database
6 177 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 177 (1.53%) QlikView
7 141 (1.22%) Data Mining
8 110 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
9 109 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 100 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
11 84 (0.73%) RDBMS
12 72 (0.62%) MS Access
12 72 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
13 70 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
14 63 (0.55%) Big Data
15 56 (0.49%) MySQL
15 56 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
16 55 (0.48%) OLAP
17 47 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 177 (1.53%) JIRA
2 96 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (0.49%) Axure RP
4 48 (0.42%) Visual Studio
5 46 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 44 (0.38%) ERwin
7 40 (0.35%) Rational Rose
8 31 (0.27%) RequisitePro
9 27 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 26 (0.23%) Eclipse
11 23 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
12 21 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
13 20 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
14 19 (0.16%) Git (software)
15 18 (0.16%) Toad
16 10 (0.087%) PowerBuilder
17 9 (0.078%) Cucumber
18 4 (0.035%) TeamCity
18 4 (0.035%) Oracle APEX
18 4 (0.035%) ClearQuest
General
1 4207 (36.46%) Finance
2 1527 (13.23%) Banking
3 1291 (11.19%) Retail
4 652 (5.65%) Marketing
5 566 (4.91%) Investment Banking
6 478 (4.14%) Telecoms
7 446 (3.87%) Back Office
8 445 (3.86%) Front Office
9 356 (3.09%) Legal
10 252 (2.18%) Manufacturing
11 243 (2.11%) Advertising
12 198 (1.72%) Law
13 193 (1.67%) Retail Banking
14 173 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 166 (1.44%) Publishing
16 145 (1.26%) Financial Institution
17 101 (0.88%) Games
17 101 (0.88%) Billing
18 69 (0.60%) General Ledger
19 67 (0.58%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (4.23%) .NET
2 281 (2.44%) XML
3 179 (1.55%) Web Services
4 149 (1.29%) HTML
5 73 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 71 (0.62%) CSS
7 48 (0.42%) MDX
8 43 (0.37%) EDI
9 37 (0.32%) XSLT
10 35 (0.30%) COM
11 34 (0.29%) RESTful
12 31 (0.27%) J2EE
13 28 (0.24%) SOAP
14 26 (0.23%) WinForms
14 26 (0.23%) .NET Framework
15 21 (0.18%) WCF
16 20 (0.17%) Middleware
17 18 (0.16%) WPF
18 14 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
18 14 (0.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 483 (4.19%) Management Information System
2 340 (2.95%) Derivative
3 296 (2.57%) Computer Science
4 272 (2.36%) Fixed Income
5 268 (2.32%) Equities
6 229 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 170 (1.47%) Credit Risk
8 146 (1.27%) FMCG
9 129 (1.12%) Mathematics
10 125 (1.08%) Reference Data
11 117 (1.01%) Market Risk
12 111 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 101 (0.88%) SWIFT
14 93 (0.81%) Hedge funds
15 83 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
16 81 (0.70%) Social Media
17 80 (0.69%) Digital Media
18 73 (0.63%) Visualisation
19 70 (0.61%) Mainframe
20 69 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 114 (0.99%) Windows
2 96 (0.83%) UNIX
3 41 (0.36%) Apple iOS
4 33 (0.29%) Linux
5 27 (0.23%) Android
6 16 (0.14%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.078%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.052%) Solaris
10 5 (0.043%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.026%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.026%) AIX
12 3 (0.026%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.009%) VMS
13 1 (0.009%) OS/400
13 1 (0.009%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4879 (42.28%) Business Analysis
2 1970 (17.07%) Project Management
3 1660 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 1587 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
5 1497 (12.97%) UML
6 1228 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1206 (10.45%) Scrum
8 1111 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
9 1054 (9.13%) E-Commerce
10 1009 (8.74%) Use Case
11 932 (8.08%) PRINCE2
12 878 (7.61%) CRM
13 865 (7.50%) Waterfall
14 827 (7.17%) User Stories
15 787 (6.82%) Data Analysis
16 714 (6.19%) Change Management
17 633 (5.49%) Data Modelling
18 542 (4.70%) Workflow
19 510 (4.42%) Systems Analysis
20 488 (4.23%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1944 (16.85%) SQL
2 391 (3.39%) Java
3 237 (2.05%) T-SQL
4 182 (1.58%) C#
5 144 (1.25%) VBA
6 106 (0.92%) PL/SQL
7 86 (0.75%) C
8 76 (0.66%) VB
9 64 (0.55%) PHP
10 62 (0.54%) JavaScript
11 57 (0.49%) Python
12 44 (0.38%) C++
13 26 (0.23%) ABAP
14 21 (0.18%) R
15 19 (0.16%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.15%) Perl
17 15 (0.13%) Tcl
18 13 (0.11%) Scala
19 12 (0.10%) Apex Code
20 11 (0.095%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1419 (12.30%) Degree
2 1068 (9.26%) ISEB
3 127 (1.10%) PMI Certification
4 123 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 112 (0.97%) Security Cleared
6 109 (0.94%) CBAP
7 73 (0.63%) PMP
8 72 (0.62%) IIBA
9 61 (0.53%) SC Cleared
10 39 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (0.31%) CCA
12 34 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 34 (0.29%) ACCA
13 32 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
14 31 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (0.25%) CIMA
16 27 (0.23%) MBA
17 24 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 22 (0.19%) MCSE
19 21 (0.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 571 (4.95%) QA
2 96 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
2 96 (0.83%) EMIR
3 68 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 58 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 58 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 57 (0.49%) FATCA
5 57 (0.49%) SLA
6 46 (0.40%) MiFID
7 40 (0.35%) Solvency II
8 38 (0.33%) COREP
9 34 (0.29%) Basel III
10 31 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 25 (0.22%) ISO 8583
12 22 (0.19%) FINREP
13 21 (0.18%) Basel II
14 20 (0.17%) UCITS
15 18 (0.16%) CRD IV
16 11 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 8 (0.069%) AIFMD
System Software
1 25 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.017%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.017%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.009%) XenApp
3 1 (0.009%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.035%) SCCM
3 3 (0.026%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.017%) Control-M
4 2 (0.017%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.009%) Nagios
5 1 (0.009%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1102 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 674 (5.84%) Oracle
3 536 (4.65%) SAP
4 277 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
5 206 (1.79%) Business Objects
6 161 (1.40%) Cognos
7 87 (0.75%) Tableau
8 85 (0.74%) hybris
9 76 (0.66%) Siebel
10 72 (0.62%) Murex
11 69 (0.60%) IBM
11 69 (0.60%) JD Edwards
12 61 (0.53%) Calypso
13 56 (0.49%) Bloomberg
14 55 (0.48%) Charles River
15 51 (0.44%) thinkFolio
16 50 (0.43%) Google
16 50 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
17 49 (0.42%) Informatica
18 42 (0.36%) Demandware
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Essex
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £0 to £50,000 per annum £0- £50,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car allowance, benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
Code Red Associates
Salary: £32000 to £37000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £58000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Car allowance
Posted: 10 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
UK
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40 - 45k
Posted: 11 hours ago