Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

Business Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 70 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6,522 6,781 8,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.00% 4.05% 4.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 4.20% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,916 5,775 7,303
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 156,412 161,494 188,396
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.49% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 128,028 135,475 159,038
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 3,268 £60,000 +4.35% 323
North of England 0 1,207 £45,000 +5.88% 137
South East -23 846 £45,000 -4.26% 68
North West +1 597 £45,000 +5.88% 69
Midlands -5 573 £45,000 +5.88% 65
Yorkshire +17 561 £45,000 +5.88% 61
West Midlands -6 405 £45,000 +4.05% 46
South West -21 312 £40,000 -6.98% 57
East of England -44 312 £47,500 - 18
East Midlands -3 162 £50,000 +25.00% 19
North East +14 49 £39,500 +5.33% 7
South Coast - 1 £83,500 -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 2,909 (44.60%) Business Analysis
2 2,739 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2,595 (39.79%) Finance
4 1,445 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,385 (21.24%) Analytical Skills
6 1,114 (17.08%) Project Management
7 1,109 (17.00%) SDLC
8 1,089 (16.70%) Banking
9 863 (13.23%) User Stories
10 860 (13.19%) Scrum
11 775 (11.88%) Degree
12 765 (11.73%) SQL
13 718 (11.01%) Investment Banking
14 659 (10.10%) Asset Management
15 628 (9.63%) Retail
16 610 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
17 606 (9.29%) Waterfall
18 565 (8.66%) Wealth Management
19 560 (8.59%) Microsoft
20 521 (7.99%) SAP
21 492 (7.54%) Retail Banking
22 491 (7.53%) Use Case
23 469 (7.19%) Data Analysis
24 460 (7.05%) CRM
25 428 (6.56%) QA
26 411 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
27 403 (6.18%) E-Commerce
28 402 (6.16%) Front Office
29 389 (5.96%) Workflow
30 387 (5.93%) JIRA

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 128 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 123 (1.89%) Confluence
3 60 (0.92%) CMS
4 27 (0.41%) IIS
5 17 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 15 (0.23%) Apache
7 11 (0.17%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.15%) Documentum
9 9 (0.14%) SAS
9 9 (0.14%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.11%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.077%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.077%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.061%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.061%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.046%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.031%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 374 (5.73%) MS Visio
2 333 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 265 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
4 133 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 90 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 34 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.031%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.015%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.015%) InDesign
9 1 (0.015%) InVision
Business Applications
1 118 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 93 (1.43%) SAP SD
3 82 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 73 (1.12%) SAP ERP
5 68 (1.04%) SAP PP
6 57 (0.87%) SAP APO
7 53 (0.81%) SAP MM
8 46 (0.71%) SAP CO
8 46 (0.71%) SAP FI
9 45 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
10 43 (0.66%) thinkFolio
11 35 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
12 34 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
13 31 (0.48%) Actimize
13 31 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
14 30 (0.46%) Markit EDM
15 29 (0.44%) SAP SCM
16 28 (0.43%) NetSuite
17 27 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
18 26 (0.40%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 98 (1.50%) SaaS
2 52 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
3 51 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (0.71%) Office 365
5 26 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 20 (0.31%) Force.com
7 19 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 19 (0.29%) Trello
8 17 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.077%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (0.061%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.061%) Lucidchart
12 4 (0.061%) Slack
12 4 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.046%) BlueKai
14 2 (0.031%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.031%) PaaS
15 1 (0.015%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (0.43%) SMS
2 25 (0.38%) Intranet
3 21 (0.32%) Firewall
4 15 (0.23%) Broadband
4 15 (0.23%) Internet
5 13 (0.20%) SAN
6 11 (0.17%) Extranet
7 10 (0.15%) NAS
7 10 (0.15%) WAN
8 7 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
9 6 (0.092%) FTP
9 6 (0.092%) Wireless
10 4 (0.061%) CHAP
11 3 (0.046%) ATM
12 2 (0.031%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.031%) Network Security
13 1 (0.015%) ADSL
13 1 (0.015%) TCP/IP
13 1 (0.015%) VPN
13 1 (0.015%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 188 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (1.58%) Big Data
4 88 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 41 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 39 (0.60%) QlikView
8 32 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 31 (0.48%) Blockchain
10 30 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
11 28 (0.43%) Power BI
12 25 (0.38%) MS Access
12 25 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (0.37%) Semantic Layer
14 23 (0.35%) Data Mart
15 22 (0.34%) NoSQL
16 20 (0.31%) MySQL
17 18 (0.28%) OLAP
18 17 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 15 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 387 (5.93%) JIRA
2 23 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 22 (0.34%) ERwin
4 21 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.31%) Axure RP
6 18 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 17 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.17%) Toad
9 8 (0.12%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.092%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.092%) YouTrack
11 5 (0.077%) Selenium
12 4 (0.061%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.061%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.046%) Rational Software Modeler
13 3 (0.046%) Zephyr
14 2 (0.031%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.031%) RequisitePro
14 2 (0.031%) Visual Studio Team System
15 1 (0.015%) Subversion
General
1 2,595 (39.79%) Finance
2 1,089 (16.70%) Banking
3 718 (11.01%) Investment Banking
4 628 (9.63%) Retail
5 492 (7.54%) Retail Banking
6 402 (6.16%) Front Office
7 327 (5.01%) Marketing
8 265 (4.06%) Manufacturing
9 215 (3.30%) Back Office
10 214 (3.28%) Legal
11 160 (2.45%) Advertising
12 99 (1.52%) Law
13 90 (1.38%) Financial Institution
14 69 (1.06%) Billing
15 67 (1.03%) Publishing
16 64 (0.98%) Telecoms
17 62 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
18 55 (0.84%) Games
19 53 (0.81%) Automotive
20 41 (0.63%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (2.02%) .NET
2 83 (1.27%) XML
3 66 (1.01%) Web Services
4 42 (0.64%) HTML
5 39 (0.60%) .NET Framework
6 34 (0.52%) Mason
7 27 (0.41%) ASP.NET
8 25 (0.38%) JSON
8 25 (0.38%) SAPUI5
9 22 (0.34%) SOAP
10 20 (0.31%) EDI
11 19 (0.29%) CSS
11 19 (0.29%) Visualforce
12 18 (0.28%) Middleware
13 17 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
14 15 (0.23%) Ajax
15 13 (0.20%) Gherkin
16 12 (0.18%) SAP Fiori
17 10 (0.15%) IDoc
18 9 (0.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1,385 (21.24%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 211 (3.24%) Derivative
4 206 (3.16%) User Experience
5 193 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 193 (2.96%) Equities
6 160 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 156 (2.39%) Fintech
8 149 (2.28%) Fixed Income
9 110 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 105 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
11 88 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 83 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 83 (1.27%) FMCG
13 76 (1.17%) Credit Risk
13 76 (1.17%) Reference Data
14 66 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
15 49 (0.75%) Hedge funds
16 48 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
17 37 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 84 (1.29%) Windows
2 35 (0.54%) Linux
3 25 (0.38%) Unix
4 23 (0.35%) Android
5 18 (0.28%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.015%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.015%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.015%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,909 (44.60%) Business Analysis
2 2,739 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1,445 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,114 (17.08%) Project Management
5 1,109 (17.00%) SDLC
6 863 (13.23%) User Stories
7 860 (13.19%) Scrum
8 659 (10.10%) Asset Management
9 610 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 606 (9.29%) Waterfall
11 565 (8.66%) Wealth Management
12 491 (7.53%) Use Case
13 469 (7.19%) Data Analysis
14 460 (7.05%) CRM
15 411 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
16 403 (6.18%) E-Commerce
17 389 (5.96%) Workflow
18 355 (5.44%) Change Management
19 349 (5.35%) Data Modelling
20 339 (5.20%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 765 (11.73%) SQL
2 76 (1.17%) C#
3 72 (1.10%) ABAP
4 62 (0.95%) C
5 58 (0.89%) Java
6 57 (0.87%) JavaScript
7 49 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 41 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 31 (0.48%) VBA
10 28 (0.43%) Python
11 25 (0.38%) Apex Code
12 18 (0.28%) R
13 16 (0.25%) PowerShell
14 15 (0.23%) SOQL
14 15 (0.23%) SOSL
15 12 (0.18%) PHP
16 11 (0.17%) VB
17 10 (0.15%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.11%) MATLAB
19 5 (0.077%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 775 (11.88%) Degree
2 326 (5.00%) ISEB
3 83 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 80 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 70 (1.07%) CBAP
6 61 (0.94%) IIBA
7 51 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 50 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 45 (0.69%) SC Cleared
10 32 (0.49%) CISSP
11 31 (0.48%) CISM
12 30 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
14 19 (0.29%) PMP
15 17 (0.26%) DV Cleared
16 15 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (0.18%) CIMA
18 11 (0.17%) CFA
18 11 (0.17%) Master's Degree
19 9 (0.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 428 (6.56%) QA
2 125 (1.92%) PMO
3 106 (1.63%) MiFID
4 95 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 89 (1.36%) GDPR
6 67 (1.03%) SLA
7 49 (0.75%) EMIR
8 45 (0.69%) Basel III
9 38 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
10 19 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.18%) IFRS
11 12 (0.18%) PSD2
12 11 (0.17%) PCI DSS
13 10 (0.15%) IFRS 9
13 10 (0.15%) Solvency II
14 9 (0.14%) SEPA
15 7 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 6 (0.092%) GAAP
17 5 (0.077%) ISO 8583
18 3 (0.046%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.031%) Docker
2 2 (0.031%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.015%) HDFS
3 1 (0.015%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.061%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.015%) EnCase
3 1 (0.015%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.015%) Nagios
3 1 (0.015%) Puppet
3 1 (0.015%) SCCM
3 1 (0.015%) SCOM
3 1 (0.015%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 560 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 521 (7.99%) SAP
3 274 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
4 177 (2.71%) Oracle
5 78 (1.20%) Tableau
6 69 (1.06%) Murex
7 43 (0.66%) ServiceNow
8 41 (0.63%) Charles River
9 40 (0.61%) Informatica
10 35 (0.54%) hybris
11 34 (0.52%) Atlassian
12 29 (0.44%) JD Edwards
13 27 (0.41%) Calypso
13 27 (0.41%) Sage
14 26 (0.40%) Infor
15 24 (0.37%) Google
16 23 (0.35%) Capita
16 23 (0.35%) Demandware
16 23 (0.35%) Epicor
16 23 (0.35%) IBM