Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £36,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analyst
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 47 30
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 41 28 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.57% 3.33% 7.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 3.37% 7.37%
Number of salaries quoted 34 35 104
Cardiff median annual salary £36,750 £40,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.13% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,150
90th Percentile £51,000 £42,500 £60,000
South Wales median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,625
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.31% +7.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 1,131 831 1,356
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.52% 98.93% 98.40%
Number of salaries quoted 951 736 1,209
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,875 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £53,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Cardiff

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Cardiff

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in Cardiff

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) User Stories
3 18 (43.90%) Business Analysis
4 17 (41.46%) Finance
5 13 (31.71%) Scrum
6 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 7 (17.07%) Project Management
9 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
9 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (12.20%) Kanban
10 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
10 5 (12.20%) Business Transformation
10 5 (12.20%) Degree
10 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
11 4 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (9.76%) SDLC
11 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
11 4 (9.76%) XML
11 4 (9.76%) Java
11 4 (9.76%) Retail
12 3 (7.32%) Validation
12 3 (7.32%) B2B
12 3 (7.32%) BPMN
12 3 (7.32%) Data Structures
12 3 (7.32%) User Experience
12 3 (7.32%) Physics
12 3 (7.32%) Fintech
12 3 (7.32%) Wireframes

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) Velocity
2 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.32%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.32%) Fintech
4 3 (7.32%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.44%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) User Stories
3 18 (43.90%) Business Analysis
4 13 (31.71%) Scrum
5 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (17.07%) Project Management
7 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (12.20%) Business Transformation
8 5 (12.20%) Kanban
9 4 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (9.76%) SDLC
9 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.32%) Acceptance Criteria
10 3 (7.32%) B2B
10 3 (7.32%) BPMN
10 3 (7.32%) Business Process Modelling
10 3 (7.32%) Physics
10 3 (7.32%) Validation
10 3 (7.32%) Wireframes
11 2 (4.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (2.44%) SAP