Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 70 71
Rank change year-on-year -16 +1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,391 7,209 7,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.50% 4.37% 4.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 4.55% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4,374 5,208 6,608
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £34,900 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 148,183 158,308 176,862
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 120,308 127,808 150,040
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -18 2,670 £57,500 -4.17% 201
North of England -14 862 £43,250 -3.89% 71
South East -25 721 £50,000 +5.26% 55
Midlands -2 561 £44,236 +1.11% 55
North West -15 422 £45,000 - 37
Yorkshire -4 390 £45,000 - 31
West Midlands +4 361 £45,000 +5.88% 32
East of England +13 296 £47,500 - 32
South West -26 268 £42,500 +1.19% 38
East Midlands +5 199 £42,500 -5.56% 22
North East +1 51 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 England region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 2,454 (45.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2,404 (44.59%) Business Analysis
3 1,890 (35.06%) Finance
4 1,262 (23.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,056 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
6 958 (17.77%) User Stories
7 828 (15.36%) Project Management
8 797 (14.78%) Scrum
9 759 (14.08%) SDLC
10 747 (13.86%) Degree
11 700 (12.98%) Waterfall
12 617 (11.45%) SQL
13 613 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
14 527 (9.78%) Retail
15 500 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
16 496 (9.20%) Banking
17 423 (7.85%) Change Management
18 382 (7.09%) Microsoft
19 340 (6.31%) QA
20 339 (6.29%) Use Case
21 329 (6.10%) SAP
22 313 (5.81%) JIRA
23 301 (5.58%) UML
23 301 (5.58%) MS Visio
24 296 (5.49%) ISEB
25 290 (5.38%) Acceptance Criteria
26 288 (5.34%) Data Analysis
27 285 (5.29%) E-Commerce
28 274 (5.08%) User Experience
29 267 (4.95%) Business Intelligence

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
1 155 (2.88%) Confluence
2 123 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 39 (0.72%) CMS
4 14 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (0.20%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (0.11%) IIS
7 6 (0.11%) MS Project Server
7 6 (0.11%) SAS
8 5 (0.093%) Documentum
8 5 (0.093%) FileNet
8 5 (0.093%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.074%) Appian
10 3 (0.056%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.056%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.056%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.056%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.056%) WordPress
11 2 (0.037%) Apache
11 2 (0.037%) JBoss
Applications
1 301 (5.58%) MS Visio
2 254 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 221 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
4 122 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 76 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.093%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.019%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 50 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.91%) SAP FI
3 46 (0.85%) SAP CO
4 43 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
5 39 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
6 38 (0.70%) SAP SD
7 34 (0.63%) SAP ERP
8 31 (0.58%) Magento
9 30 (0.56%) SAP MM
9 30 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
10 29 (0.54%) SAP PP
11 26 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
12 25 (0.46%) NetSuite
13 24 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
14 19 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
15 16 (0.30%) SAP HR
16 15 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
17 14 (0.26%) SAP HCM
17 14 (0.26%) thinkFolio
18 13 (0.24%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 64 (1.19%) SaaS
2 54 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
4 35 (0.65%) Office 365
5 27 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 18 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
7 9 (0.17%) Trello
8 8 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
8 8 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (0.13%) Veeva
10 6 (0.11%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.11%) Slack
11 5 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.074%) Force.com
13 3 (0.056%) Lucidchart
14 2 (0.037%) Asana
14 2 (0.037%) G Suite
14 2 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.037%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 35 (0.65%) SMS
2 25 (0.46%) Internet
3 13 (0.24%) Intranet
4 12 (0.22%) ATM
5 6 (0.11%) Firewall
6 5 (0.093%) Skype
7 4 (0.074%) Broadband
8 3 (0.056%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.037%) ADSL
9 2 (0.037%) HTTP
9 2 (0.037%) MPLS
9 2 (0.037%) PPP
9 2 (0.037%) VPN
10 1 (0.019%) Extranet
10 1 (0.019%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.019%) FTP
10 1 (0.019%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 142 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 86 (1.60%) Big Data
4 57 (1.06%) Power BI
5 53 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 43 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 42 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
8 27 (0.50%) SAP BW
9 24 (0.45%) QlikView
9 24 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (0.33%) Blockchain
12 17 (0.32%) Data Lake
13 15 (0.28%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.28%) MySQL
13 15 (0.28%) SAP HANA
14 11 (0.20%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.17%) Data Mart
17 8 (0.15%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 313 (5.81%) JIRA
2 36 (0.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 32 (0.59%) Axure RP
4 24 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.32%) ERwin
6 10 (0.19%) TestRail
7 8 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.13%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.13%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.13%) LSMW
9 6 (0.11%) FitNesse
9 6 (0.11%) RSpec
9 6 (0.11%) Selenium
9 6 (0.11%) YouTrack
10 5 (0.093%) Maven
10 5 (0.093%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.056%) Rational Software Modeler
12 2 (0.037%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.037%) Redmine
12 2 (0.037%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,890 (35.06%) Finance
2 527 (9.78%) Retail
3 496 (9.20%) Banking
4 251 (4.66%) Marketing
5 179 (3.32%) Legal
6 170 (3.15%) Front Office
7 167 (3.10%) Manufacturing
8 161 (2.99%) Back Office
9 151 (2.80%) Investment Banking
10 124 (2.30%) Advertising
11 105 (1.95%) Law
12 104 (1.93%) Telecoms
13 69 (1.28%) Games
14 57 (1.06%) Financial Institution
15 56 (1.04%) Retail Banking
16 51 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
17 43 (0.80%) Billing
18 41 (0.76%) Publishing
19 34 (0.63%) Automotive
20 24 (0.45%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (2.24%) .NET
2 67 (1.24%) XML
3 52 (0.96%) Mason
4 43 (0.80%) Web Services
5 42 (0.78%) JSON
6 36 (0.67%) RESTful
7 33 (0.61%) HTML
8 23 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
8 23 (0.43%) REST
9 18 (0.33%) EDI
10 14 (0.26%) COM
11 10 (0.19%) SOAP
11 10 (0.19%) Swagger
11 10 (0.19%) Velocity
12 9 (0.17%) CSS
12 9 (0.17%) J2EE
13 7 (0.13%) IDoc
13 7 (0.13%) Kafka
13 7 (0.13%) Middleware
13 7 (0.13%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1,056 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
2 274 (5.08%) User Experience
3 163 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
4 158 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 144 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 142 (2.63%) Fintech
7 139 (2.58%) Derivative
8 110 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 83 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
10 81 (1.50%) Equities
11 75 (1.39%) Fixed Income
12 72 (1.34%) FMCG
13 71 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 70 (1.30%) Virtual Team
15 48 (0.89%) Reinsurance
16 44 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
17 43 (0.80%) Credit Risk
18 39 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
19 38 (0.70%) Hedge funds
20 36 (0.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 36 (0.67%) Windows
2 24 (0.45%) Linux
3 18 (0.33%) Unix
4 4 (0.074%) Android
4 4 (0.074%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.037%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.019%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,454 (45.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2,404 (44.59%) Business Analysis
3 1,262 (23.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 958 (17.77%) User Stories
5 828 (15.36%) Project Management
6 797 (14.78%) Scrum
7 759 (14.08%) SDLC
8 700 (12.98%) Waterfall
9 613 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
10 500 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
11 423 (7.85%) Change Management
12 339 (6.29%) Use Case
13 301 (5.58%) UML
14 290 (5.38%) Acceptance Criteria
15 288 (5.34%) Data Analysis
16 285 (5.29%) E-Commerce
17 267 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
18 260 (4.82%) Data Modelling
19 251 (4.66%) Process Improvement
20 249 (4.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 617 (11.45%) SQL
2 109 (2.02%) Java
3 96 (1.78%) C#
4 69 (1.28%) C
5 44 (0.82%) JavaScript
6 33 (0.61%) Python
7 27 (0.50%) T-SQL
7 27 (0.50%) VBA
8 26 (0.48%) PL/SQL
9 23 (0.43%) ABAP
10 19 (0.35%) PHP
11 16 (0.30%) C++
12 10 (0.19%) Apex Code
13 9 (0.17%) Perl
13 9 (0.17%) R
13 9 (0.17%) VB
14 7 (0.13%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.056%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.056%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.056%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 747 (13.86%) Degree
2 296 (5.49%) ISEB
3 128 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 104 (1.93%) IIBA
5 66 (1.22%) CBAP
6 65 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 51 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 48 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 43 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 43 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 28 (0.52%) ACCA
11 26 (0.48%) PMP
12 25 (0.46%) DV Cleared
13 20 (0.37%) CIMA
14 14 (0.26%) CFA
14 14 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
15 13 (0.24%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.19%) CITP
17 9 (0.17%) HND
18 8 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (6.31%) QA
2 112 (2.08%) PMO
3 75 (1.39%) GDPR
4 59 (1.09%) MiFID
5 43 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.59%) SEPA
7 26 (0.48%) IFRS
8 19 (0.35%) Solvency II
9 18 (0.33%) EMIR
10 16 (0.30%) GAAP
11 12 (0.22%) SLA
12 9 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 9 (0.17%) GxP
12 9 (0.17%) IFRS 9
13 8 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
13 8 (0.15%) ISO 20022
14 7 (0.13%) Basel III
14 7 (0.13%) ISO 8583
14 7 (0.13%) PSD2
15 6 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.056%) Docker
3 1 (0.019%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 6 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.074%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.074%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.037%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.037%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.037%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (0.019%) Ansible
4 1 (0.019%) Control-M
4 1 (0.019%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.019%) Puppet
Vendors
1 382 (7.09%) Microsoft
2 329 (6.10%) SAP
3 172 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
4 170 (3.15%) Oracle
5 66 (1.22%) ServiceNow
6 52 (0.96%) Tableau
7 31 (0.58%) IBM
8 29 (0.54%) Adobe
8 29 (0.54%) Demandware
8 29 (0.54%) hybris
8 29 (0.54%) JD Edwards
9 28 (0.52%) Atlassian
9 28 (0.52%) WorldPay
10 26 (0.48%) Murex
11 25 (0.46%) Calypso
12 24 (0.45%) Workday
13 20 (0.37%) Google
13 20 (0.37%) Pega
14 19 (0.35%) Cognos
14 19 (0.35%) Hyperion