Period
to 12 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 72 72
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,157 7,263 7,359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.42% 4.35% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 4.54% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4,231 5,173 6,370
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £34,500 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £73,750
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 144,530 160,125 173,168
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.90% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 117,518 129,372 146,233
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -23 2,559 £57,500 -4.17% 228
North of England -18 812 £43,500 -1.69% 96
South East -13 728 £47,500 - 65
Midlands +3 555 £42,500 -5.56% 54
North West -23 391 £45,000 +2.27% 53
Yorkshire -6 368 £45,000 +1.12% 37
West Midlands +3 356 £44,000 +0.57% 34
South West -9 264 £42,500 +5.59% 26
East of England -19 219 £47,500 - 17
East Midlands +14 197 £42,500 -5.56% 20
North East +11 53 £37,500 -3.85% 6
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 2,409 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2,294 (44.48%) Business Analysis
3 1,811 (35.12%) Finance
4 1,221 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,031 (19.99%) Analytical Skills
6 977 (18.95%) User Stories
7 830 (16.09%) Project Management
8 766 (14.85%) Scrum
9 748 (14.50%) Waterfall
10 709 (13.75%) SDLC
11 699 (13.55%) Degree
12 627 (12.16%) SQL
13 614 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
14 489 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 468 (9.08%) Banking
16 457 (8.86%) Workshop Facilitation
17 448 (8.69%) Change Management
18 430 (8.34%) Retail
19 389 (7.54%) Microsoft
20 370 (7.17%) Use Case
21 335 (6.50%) QA
22 317 (6.15%) UML
23 302 (5.86%) ISEB
24 294 (5.70%) MS Visio
25 291 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
26 281 (5.45%) SAP
27 275 (5.33%) Data Analysis
27 275 (5.33%) Data Modelling
28 263 (5.10%) Acceptance Criteria
29 262 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 127 (2.46%) Confluence
2 115 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 29 (0.56%) CMS
4 12 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (0.17%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.16%) SAS
6 8 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (0.14%) IIS
8 6 (0.12%) EPiServer
8 6 (0.12%) MS Project Server
8 6 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.097%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.078%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.078%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.078%) Appian
11 3 (0.058%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.039%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.039%) Umbraco
Applications
1 294 (5.70%) MS Visio
2 262 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 214 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
4 132 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 77 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.097%) Gliffy
8 3 (0.058%) SPSS
9 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 54 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.80%) SAP FI
3 39 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 38 (0.74%) SAP CO
5 37 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
6 36 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
7 34 (0.66%) Magento
8 33 (0.64%) SAP ERP
9 32 (0.62%) SAP MM
10 30 (0.58%) SAP SD
11 25 (0.48%) SAP PP
12 22 (0.43%) NetSuite
13 17 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
13 17 (0.33%) SAP HR
14 16 (0.31%) thinkFolio
15 15 (0.29%) Workday HCM
16 14 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
16 14 (0.27%) SAP HCM
17 13 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
17 13 (0.25%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 72 (1.40%) SaaS
2 58 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (0.93%) Office 365
4 38 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 19 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
7 9 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 8 (0.16%) Veeva
9 7 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
9 7 (0.14%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.12%) Trello
11 5 (0.097%) Heroku
11 5 (0.097%) Slack
12 4 (0.078%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.058%) Amazon Alexa
13 3 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.058%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.058%) Lucidchart
14 2 (0.039%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.39%) Internet
2 18 (0.35%) SMS
3 8 (0.16%) ATM
4 7 (0.14%) Firewall
5 6 (0.12%) Intranet
5 6 (0.12%) Skype
6 3 (0.058%) Broadband
6 3 (0.058%) HTTP
7 2 (0.039%) ADSL
7 2 (0.039%) MPLS
7 2 (0.039%) PPP
7 2 (0.039%) VPN
7 2 (0.039%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.039%) Wireless
8 1 (0.019%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.019%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
2 116 (2.25%) SQL Server
3 75 (1.45%) Power BI
4 63 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 59 (1.14%) Big Data
6 52 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 32 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
8 28 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (0.52%) Data Lake
10 26 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (0.45%) Hadoop
11 23 (0.45%) QlikView
11 23 (0.45%) SAP BW
12 19 (0.37%) Data Mining
13 17 (0.33%) MySQL
14 13 (0.25%) Blockchain
15 11 (0.21%) Data Mart
15 11 (0.21%) OLAP
15 11 (0.21%) Oracle OLAP
15 11 (0.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 256 (4.96%) JIRA
2 32 (0.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 30 (0.58%) Axure RP
4 24 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.39%) ERwin
6 12 (0.23%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.14%) LSMW
7 7 (0.14%) Selenium
8 6 (0.12%) Maven
8 6 (0.12%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.058%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.058%) Rational Software Modeler
9 3 (0.058%) TestRail
9 3 (0.058%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.058%) YouTrack
10 2 (0.039%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.039%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.039%) Redmine
10 2 (0.039%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.039%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,811 (35.12%) Finance
2 468 (9.08%) Banking
3 430 (8.34%) Retail
4 261 (5.06%) Marketing
5 164 (3.18%) Legal
6 158 (3.06%) Front Office
7 152 (2.95%) Manufacturing
8 151 (2.93%) Back Office
9 147 (2.85%) Investment Banking
10 134 (2.60%) Advertising
11 101 (1.96%) Telecoms
12 97 (1.88%) Law
13 69 (1.34%) Games
14 59 (1.14%) Retail Banking
15 50 (0.97%) Financial Institution
16 46 (0.89%) Billing
17 35 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
18 30 (0.58%) Publishing
19 28 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
20 25 (0.48%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (2.37%) .NET
2 73 (1.42%) XML
3 54 (1.05%) JSON
4 43 (0.83%) Web Services
5 35 (0.68%) REST
6 33 (0.64%) HTML
7 22 (0.43%) RESTful
8 17 (0.33%) EDI
9 15 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (0.23%) COM
10 12 (0.23%) CSS
11 11 (0.21%) Apache Flex
11 11 (0.21%) J2EE
11 11 (0.21%) Kafka
12 10 (0.19%) IDoc
12 10 (0.19%) SOAP
13 9 (0.17%) Swagger
13 9 (0.17%) Velocity
14 8 (0.16%) Middleware
15 6 (0.12%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 1,031 (19.99%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (4.87%) User Experience
3 153 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 150 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 149 (2.89%) Fintech
6 146 (2.83%) Derivative
7 143 (2.77%) Management Information System
8 117 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 96 (1.86%) Fixed Income
10 92 (1.78%) Equities
11 87 (1.69%) FMCG
12 80 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
12 80 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 68 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 60 (1.16%) Reinsurance
15 44 (0.85%) Credit Risk
16 37 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
16 37 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
17 36 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
18 33 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (0.58%) Windows
2 23 (0.45%) Linux
3 18 (0.35%) Unix
4 4 (0.078%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.058%) Android
5 3 (0.058%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.039%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.019%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.019%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,409 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2,294 (44.48%) Business Analysis
3 1,221 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 977 (18.95%) User Stories
5 830 (16.09%) Project Management
6 766 (14.85%) Scrum
7 748 (14.50%) Waterfall
8 709 (13.75%) SDLC
9 614 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
10 489 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 457 (8.86%) Workshop Facilitation
12 448 (8.69%) Change Management
13 370 (7.17%) Use Case
14 317 (6.15%) UML
15 291 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
16 275 (5.33%) Data Analysis
16 275 (5.33%) Data Modelling
17 263 (5.10%) Acceptance Criteria
18 257 (4.98%) CRM
19 253 (4.91%) Business Process Modelling
Programming Languages
1 627 (12.16%) SQL
2 98 (1.90%) Java
3 76 (1.47%) C#
4 71 (1.38%) C
5 39 (0.76%) JavaScript
6 32 (0.62%) PL/SQL
6 32 (0.62%) VBA
7 27 (0.52%) Python
8 24 (0.47%) T-SQL
9 16 (0.31%) ABAP
9 16 (0.31%) C++
10 13 (0.25%) R
11 9 (0.17%) Perl
12 8 (0.16%) Apex Code
12 8 (0.16%) VB
13 7 (0.14%) PHP
14 6 (0.12%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.058%) HiveQL
16 2 (0.039%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.039%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 699 (13.55%) Degree
2 302 (5.86%) ISEB
3 121 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 105 (2.04%) IIBA
5 61 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 55 (1.07%) CBAP
7 43 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 41 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 41 (0.80%) SC Cleared
9 39 (0.76%) PMI Certification
10 26 (0.50%) ACCA
11 24 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 19 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
13 18 (0.35%) PMP
14 17 (0.33%) CIMA
15 13 (0.25%) CFA
16 10 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
17 9 (0.17%) CITP
17 9 (0.17%) DBS Check
17 9 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (6.50%) QA
2 136 (2.64%) PMO
3 56 (1.09%) GDPR
4 48 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 47 (0.91%) MiFID
6 32 (0.62%) SEPA
7 29 (0.56%) Solvency II
8 22 (0.43%) IFRS
9 17 (0.33%) EMIR
10 16 (0.31%) GAAP
11 11 (0.21%) Basel III
11 11 (0.21%) SLA
12 10 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.19%) ISO 20022
13 9 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 9 (0.17%) GxP
13 9 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.16%) FATCA
15 7 (0.14%) ISO 8583
16 6 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 6 (0.12%) Docker
2 4 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.039%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.039%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.039%) PTC Integrity
5 1 (0.019%) Control-M
5 1 (0.019%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.019%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 389 (7.54%) Microsoft
2 281 (5.45%) SAP
3 176 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
4 143 (2.77%) Oracle
5 68 (1.32%) ServiceNow
6 61 (1.18%) Tableau
7 32 (0.62%) Demandware
8 28 (0.54%) Murex
8 28 (0.54%) Workday
9 27 (0.52%) Adobe
10 26 (0.50%) JD Edwards
11 25 (0.48%) IBM
12 24 (0.47%) Atlassian
13 23 (0.45%) Calypso
14 22 (0.43%) WorldPay
15 21 (0.41%) Cognos
16 20 (0.39%) Google
17 17 (0.33%) Charles River
17 17 (0.33%) hybris
18 16 (0.31%) Hyperion