The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 28 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 43 16 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 7.58% 4.85% 7.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.88% 4.98% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 31 12 14
Average salary £49,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Job Titles Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
546 321 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.30% 97.27% 98.37%
Number of salaries quoted 434 268 234
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,025 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Business Analyst
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Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Watford region.

Business Analyst Salary Trend in Watford

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Watford region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Business Analyst Salary Histogram in Watford

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 51 (68.00%) Retail
2 39 (52.00%) Finance
3 29 (38.67%) Banking
3 29 (38.67%) Degree
4 23 (30.67%) Retail Banking
5 16 (21.33%) PCI DSS
5 16 (21.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (21.33%) CCA
6 15 (20.00%) SWIFT
7 13 (17.33%) Business Analysis
8 12 (16.00%) SQL
9 10 (13.33%) Internet
9 10 (13.33%) Project Planning
9 10 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (12.00%) Use Case
10 9 (12.00%) Change Management
11 8 (10.67%) APACS
11 8 (10.67%) ISO 8583
11 8 (10.67%) IVR
11 8 (10.67%) Data Security
11 8 (10.67%) Cryptography
11 8 (10.67%) Project Management
11 8 (10.67%) SMS
11 8 (10.67%) Web Services
12 7 (9.33%) UML
13 6 (8.00%) SAP
13 6 (8.00%) ERP
13 6 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
14 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 2 (2.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) Internet
2 8 (10.67%) SMS
3 1 (1.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.33%) Data Mining
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.33%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Axure RP
General
1 51 (68.00%) Retail
2 39 (52.00%) Finance
3 29 (38.67%) Banking
4 23 (30.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) SWIFT
2 8 (10.67%) APACS
2 8 (10.67%) IVR
2 8 (10.67%) Cryptography
3 4 (5.33%) Data Conversion
4 3 (4.00%) GIS
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.33%) EPoS
6 1 (1.33%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Business Analysis
2 10 (13.33%) Project Planning
2 10 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (12.00%) Use Case
3 9 (12.00%) Change Management
4 8 (10.67%) Data Security
4 8 (10.67%) Project Management
5 7 (9.33%) UML
6 6 (8.00%) ERP
6 6 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.33%) BPR
8 4 (5.33%) ETL
8 4 (5.33%) ITIL
8 4 (5.33%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.33%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.33%) Supplier Management
8 4 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) C#
2 4 (5.33%) Java
2 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
2 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (5.33%) VB
2 4 (5.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (38.67%) Degree
2 16 (21.33%) CCA
3 4 (5.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) PCI DSS
1 16 (21.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (10.67%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) SAP
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) HP
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Business Objects
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