Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 49 38
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 57 46 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.72% 4.44% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.82% 4.50% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 54 61 84
Cardiff median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,950 £31,250 £26,400
90th Percentile £46,750 £42,500 £50,000
South Wales median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -

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 980 1,023 1,357
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.29% 98.75% 98.33%
Number of salaries quoted 842 904 1,156
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,820 £23,325 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.96%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Project Management
3 17 (29.82%) Finance
3 17 (29.82%) Business Analysis
4 16 (28.07%) User Stories
4 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (19.30%) Degree
6 10 (17.54%) Retail
6 10 (17.54%) Workflow
6 10 (17.54%) Feasibility Study
7 8 (14.04%) Scrum
8 7 (12.28%) SDLC
9 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
9 6 (10.53%) SQL
9 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.77%) UML
10 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.77%) Validation
10 5 (8.77%) Data Structures
10 5 (8.77%) Business Transformation
10 5 (8.77%) Multichannel Retail
11 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
11 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.02%) Java
11 4 (7.02%) EPoS
11 4 (7.02%) BPMN
11 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
12 3 (5.26%) Kanban
12 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling

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 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Advertising
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.77%) Data Structures
4 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.02%) EPoS
5 3 (5.26%) Fintech
5 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.51%) User Experience
7 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Project Management
3 17 (29.82%) Business Analysis
4 16 (28.07%) User Stories
5 10 (17.54%) Feasibility Study
5 10 (17.54%) Workflow
6 8 (14.04%) Scrum
7 7 (12.28%) SDLC
8 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.77%) Business Transformation
9 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.77%) Multichannel Retail
9 5 (8.77%) UML
9 5 (8.77%) Validation
10 4 (7.02%) BPMN
10 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 3 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle
1 1 (1.75%) SAP