Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 83 74
Rank change year-on-year -10 -9 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,493 5,746 6,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.37% 3.57% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 3.71% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,319 4,689 5,244
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,200 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
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 128,117 155,006 153,539
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.43% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 102,642 127,072 127,986
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 0 2,274 £60,000 +4.35% 180
North of England -29 706 £44,500 -1.11% 101
South East +24 681 £50,000 +6.38% 69
North West -3 418 £45,000 - 46
Midlands -19 375 £45,000 -5.26% 43
South West +8 302 £43,000 +1.18% 39
West Midlands -30 276 £45,000 -5.26% 25
Yorkshire -46 268 £42,500 -5.56% 54
East of England -8 160 £50,000 - 37
East Midlands +14 98 £42,500 -5.56% 18
North East 0 19 £39,164 -4.48% 1
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 2,418 (53.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,844 (41.04%) Business Analysis
3 1,429 (31.81%) Finance
4 947 (21.08%) User Stories
5 934 (20.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 870 (19.36%) Analytical Skills
7 803 (17.87%) Scrum
8 722 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
9 658 (14.65%) Degree
10 653 (14.53%) Project Management
11 649 (14.44%) Waterfall
12 559 (12.44%) SDLC
13 517 (11.51%) SQL
14 488 (10.86%) Banking
15 473 (10.53%) Change Management
16 417 (9.28%) Workshop Facilitation
17 401 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
18 387 (8.61%) Use Case
19 377 (8.39%) QA
20 358 (7.97%) Retail
21 354 (7.88%) SAP
22 323 (7.19%) Microsoft
23 320 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
24 301 (6.70%) MS Visio
25 284 (6.32%) CRM
25 284 (6.32%) E-Commerce
26 282 (6.28%) Decision-Making
27 281 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
28 266 (5.92%) Analytics
28 266 (5.92%) Acceptance Criteria

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
1 129 (2.87%) Confluence
2 109 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 89 (1.98%) CMS
4 23 (0.51%) EPiServer
5 20 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (0.33%) SAS
7 14 (0.31%) Documentum
7 14 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (0.22%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.13%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.089%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.089%) Ethereum
12 4 (0.089%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.067%) Apache
14 1 (0.022%) Commerce Server
14 1 (0.022%) OpenROAD
14 1 (0.022%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.022%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 301 (6.70%) MS Visio
2 265 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
3 255 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 134 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 57 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.22%) Adobe XD
6 10 (0.22%) UXPin
7 7 (0.16%) SPSS
8 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.045%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 103 (2.29%) Temenos T24
2 80 (1.78%) SAP ERP
3 78 (1.74%) SAP SD
4 77 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 64 (1.42%) thinkFolio
6 52 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 32 (0.71%) SAP MM
8 31 (0.69%) SAP CO
8 31 (0.69%) SAP FI
8 31 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
9 27 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
10 21 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
11 16 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
11 16 (0.36%) SAP SCM
12 14 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
12 14 (0.31%) SAP PM
13 13 (0.29%) NetSuite
13 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
14 11 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
15 10 (0.22%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 110 (2.45%) SaaS
2 98 (2.18%) Power Platform
3 70 (1.56%) Office 365
4 54 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (0.49%) PowerApps
7 19 (0.42%) OneDrive
7 19 (0.42%) PaaS
8 18 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.24%) IaaS
10 10 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.22%) Lucidchart
11 9 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.20%) Yammer
12 8 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.16%) Trello
14 6 (0.13%) Heroku
15 5 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 4 (0.089%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 4 (0.089%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.49%) Internet
2 16 (0.36%) Intranet
3 10 (0.22%) Skype
4 7 (0.16%) Broadband
4 7 (0.16%) RFID
5 3 (0.067%) FTP
5 3 (0.067%) WAN
5 3 (0.067%) WebEx
5 3 (0.067%) Wireless
6 2 (0.045%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.045%) LAN
6 2 (0.045%) MVNO
7 1 (0.022%) ATM
7 1 (0.022%) Firewall
7 1 (0.022%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.022%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.022%) VPN
7 1 (0.022%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (2.18%) SQL Server
2 90 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 87 (1.94%) Power BI
3 87 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 84 (1.87%) Big Data
5 40 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 28 (0.62%) QlikView
8 21 (0.47%) Blockchain
8 21 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 21 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (0.38%) Oracle Database
11 15 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (0.29%) SAP BW
13 12 (0.27%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.24%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.22%) Data Lake
16 9 (0.20%) OLAP
17 8 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 236 (5.25%) JIRA
2 26 (0.58%) Balsamiq
3 25 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (0.29%) Eclipse
6 10 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 10 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (0.20%) Hudson
8 8 (0.18%) FitNesse
8 8 (0.18%) RSpec
8 8 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.13%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.11%) RequisitePro
11 4 (0.089%) Rational Rose
12 3 (0.067%) ERwin
12 3 (0.067%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.045%) PowerDesigner
13 2 (0.045%) VersionOne
14 1 (0.022%) Oracle Forms
14 1 (0.022%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,429 (31.81%) Finance
2 488 (10.86%) Banking
3 358 (7.97%) Retail
4 201 (4.47%) Marketing
5 164 (3.65%) Front Office
6 147 (3.27%) Manufacturing
7 129 (2.87%) Games
8 119 (2.65%) Back Office
9 110 (2.45%) Telecoms
10 90 (2.00%) Investment Banking
11 85 (1.89%) Advertising
12 81 (1.80%) Law
13 61 (1.36%) Legal
14 55 (1.22%) Retail Banking
15 46 (1.02%) Private Banking
15 46 (1.02%) Publishing
16 42 (0.93%) Electronics
17 39 (0.87%) German Language
18 36 (0.80%) Billing
19 34 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (1.78%) .NET
2 53 (1.18%) XML
3 35 (0.78%) HTML
3 35 (0.78%) REST
4 30 (0.67%) JSON
4 30 (0.67%) Web Services
5 20 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 19 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (0.42%) CSS
7 15 (0.33%) SOAP
8 14 (0.31%) Middleware
9 13 (0.29%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.24%) EDI
11 8 (0.18%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.18%) SAP Fiori
12 7 (0.16%) RESTful
13 6 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (0.11%) FpML
15 4 (0.089%) J2EE
15 4 (0.089%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 870 (19.36%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (5.88%) User Experience
3 247 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 186 (4.14%) Fintech
5 170 (3.78%) Derivative
6 162 (3.61%) Equities
7 154 (3.43%) Fixed Income
8 149 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 127 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
10 94 (2.09%) Virtual Team
11 88 (1.96%) Mobile App
12 68 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
13 52 (1.16%) Reinsurance
14 49 (1.09%) SWIFT
15 48 (1.07%) FMCG
16 42 (0.93%) Data Structures
17 40 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
18 39 (0.87%) OTC Derivatives
19 37 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
20 29 (0.65%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 36 (0.80%) Windows
2 29 (0.65%) Linux
3 13 (0.29%) Windows Server
4 10 (0.22%) Unix
5 3 (0.067%) Android
5 3 (0.067%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.022%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,418 (53.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,844 (41.04%) Business Analysis
3 947 (21.08%) User Stories
4 934 (20.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 803 (17.87%) Scrum
6 722 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
7 653 (14.53%) Project Management
8 649 (14.44%) Waterfall
9 559 (12.44%) SDLC
10 473 (10.53%) Change Management
11 417 (9.28%) Workshop Facilitation
12 401 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 387 (8.61%) Use Case
14 320 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
15 284 (6.32%) CRM
15 284 (6.32%) E-Commerce
16 282 (6.28%) Decision-Making
17 281 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
18 266 (5.92%) Acceptance Criteria
18 266 (5.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 517 (11.51%) SQL
2 97 (2.16%) C
3 84 (1.87%) Java
4 64 (1.42%) C#
5 43 (0.96%) Python
6 35 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 31 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 17 (0.38%) PL/SQL
9 16 (0.36%) Perl
10 15 (0.33%) VBA
11 11 (0.24%) R
11 11 (0.24%) VB
12 9 (0.20%) Groovy
13 8 (0.18%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.16%) HiveQL
15 6 (0.13%) Go
16 5 (0.11%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.067%) Scala
17 3 (0.067%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.045%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 658 (14.65%) Degree
2 230 (5.12%) ISEB
3 148 (3.29%) Security Cleared
4 90 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 74 (1.65%) IIBA
6 60 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 56 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 47 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 41 (0.91%) SAFe Agilist
10 36 (0.80%) PMI Certification
11 35 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 29 (0.65%) CBAP
13 27 (0.60%) PMP
14 16 (0.36%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.27%) MBA
15 12 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 8 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
17 7 (0.16%) ACCA
18 6 (0.13%) CIMA
18 6 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 377 (8.39%) QA
2 82 (1.83%) GDPR
3 79 (1.76%) MiFID
4 60 (1.34%) PMO
5 48 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 48 (1.07%) EMIR
6 39 (0.87%) SEPA
7 32 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
8 24 (0.53%) PSD2
9 16 (0.36%) ISO 20022
10 13 (0.29%) COBIT
11 10 (0.22%) Basel III
12 9 (0.20%) SLA
12 9 (0.20%) Solvency II
13 8 (0.18%) FATCA
14 6 (0.13%) PCI DSS
15 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (0.089%) TARGET2
17 3 (0.067%) Actionable Recommendations
17 3 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 11 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.022%) HDFS
2 1 (0.022%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.022%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.067%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.067%) PTC Integrity
3 1 (0.022%) Ansible
3 1 (0.022%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 354 (7.88%) SAP
2 323 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 139 (3.09%) Oracle
4 132 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 100 (2.23%) ServiceNow
6 88 (1.96%) Tableau
7 79 (1.76%) Charles River
8 71 (1.58%) Cadence
9 60 (1.34%) hybris
10 35 (0.78%) Sitecore
11 32 (0.71%) IBM
12 29 (0.65%) Google
13 26 (0.58%) Murex
14 25 (0.56%) Calypso
15 24 (0.53%) Atlassian
16 22 (0.49%) ATG
17 21 (0.47%) Adobe
18 19 (0.42%) JD Edwards
19 14 (0.31%) HP
19 14 (0.31%) Informatica