Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 70 70
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,710 7,058 8,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.53% 4.20% 4.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 4.37% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,654 5,425 6,999
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £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 155,964 161,695 184,216
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.19% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,042 132,662 156,530
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -12 2,777 £57,500 -4.17% 191
North of England 0 1,046 £45,000 - 90
South East -24 690 £50,000 +5.26% 41
Midlands -1 593 £45,000 - 49
North West +4 541 £45,000 - 53
Yorkshire -3 463 £45,000 - 32
West Midlands +8 411 £45,000 +3.45% 31
East of England +3 301 £47,500 -5.00% 26
South West -34 284 £44,500 +4.71% 19
East Midlands -18 181 £42,500 -5.56% 17
North East -7 43 £40,000 -3.03% 5
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 2,547 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
2 2,417 (42.33%) Business Analysis
3 1,915 (33.54%) Finance
4 1,331 (23.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,080 (18.91%) Analytical Skills
6 938 (16.43%) User Stories
7 861 (15.08%) Scrum
8 802 (14.05%) Degree
9 801 (14.03%) SDLC
10 747 (13.08%) Project Management
11 692 (12.12%) Waterfall
12 618 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
13 595 (10.42%) SQL
14 559 (9.79%) Retail
15 553 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
16 535 (9.37%) Banking
17 423 (7.41%) Microsoft
18 359 (6.29%) JIRA
18 359 (6.29%) Use Case
19 350 (6.13%) QA
20 349 (6.11%) SAP
21 343 (6.01%) E-Commerce
22 342 (5.99%) Change Management
23 323 (5.66%) Data Analysis
24 306 (5.36%) UML
25 301 (5.27%) CRM
26 287 (5.03%) MS Visio
27 286 (5.01%) Acceptance Criteria
28 278 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
29 277 (4.85%) Data Modelling

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
1 165 (2.89%) Confluence
2 143 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 55 (0.96%) CMS
4 12 (0.21%) Documentum
4 12 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (0.18%) SAS
6 9 (0.16%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.12%) FileNet
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.088%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.070%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.070%) IIS
10 4 (0.070%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.070%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.053%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.053%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.053%) WordPress
Applications
1 287 (5.03%) MS Visio
2 278 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 220 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
4 125 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 74 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.018%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.018%) Moqups
9 1 (0.018%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 60 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.98%) SAP SD
3 47 (0.82%) SAP ERP
4 44 (0.77%) SAP FI
5 42 (0.74%) SAP CO
6 38 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
6 38 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 35 (0.61%) NetSuite
8 34 (0.60%) SAP PP
9 33 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
10 31 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
11 28 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
12 24 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
13 21 (0.37%) SAP MM
14 20 (0.35%) thinkFolio
15 16 (0.28%) SAP CRM
16 15 (0.26%) Magento
17 14 (0.25%) SAP APO
18 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
19 12 (0.21%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 72 (1.26%) SaaS
2 50 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
4 37 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 31 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
6 27 (0.47%) Office 365
7 14 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 14 (0.25%) Slack
7 14 (0.25%) Trello
8 12 (0.21%) Force.com
9 11 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
10 9 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
11 7 (0.12%) Veeva
12 5 (0.088%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.070%) Boomi
13 4 (0.070%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.070%) Lucidchart
14 3 (0.053%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.035%) G Suite
15 2 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (0.72%) SMS
2 30 (0.53%) Internet
3 25 (0.44%) Intranet
4 10 (0.18%) ATM
5 6 (0.11%) Firewall
5 6 (0.11%) Skype
6 5 (0.088%) Broadband
7 3 (0.053%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.035%) HTTP
8 2 (0.035%) MPLS
8 2 (0.035%) NAS
8 2 (0.035%) SAN
9 1 (0.018%) ADSL
9 1 (0.018%) Extranet
9 1 (0.018%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.018%) GSM
9 1 (0.018%) Network Security
9 1 (0.018%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.018%) VPN
9 1 (0.018%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 155 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
3 102 (1.79%) Big Data
4 55 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 47 (0.82%) Power BI
5 47 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 31 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (0.47%) Blockchain
9 23 (0.40%) SAP BW
10 18 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 18 (0.32%) QlikView
11 17 (0.30%) Oracle Database
12 16 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (0.25%) SAP HANA
14 14 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.23%) OLAP
16 11 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 11 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 359 (6.29%) JIRA
2 36 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 29 (0.51%) Axure RP
4 28 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.25%) TestRail
6 11 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.18%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.16%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.14%) ERwin
9 8 (0.14%) YouTrack
10 7 (0.12%) RSpec
11 6 (0.11%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.088%) LSMW
12 5 (0.088%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.070%) Maven
13 4 (0.070%) Selenium
14 3 (0.053%) Git (software)
14 3 (0.053%) Jenkins
14 3 (0.053%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 1,915 (33.54%) Finance
2 559 (9.79%) Retail
3 535 (9.37%) Banking
4 230 (4.03%) Marketing
5 195 (3.42%) Legal
6 186 (3.26%) Front Office
7 169 (2.96%) Back Office
8 168 (2.94%) Manufacturing
9 165 (2.89%) Investment Banking
10 141 (2.47%) Advertising
11 114 (2.00%) Law
12 85 (1.49%) Telecoms
13 73 (1.28%) Games
14 69 (1.21%) Retail Banking
15 67 (1.17%) Publishing
16 63 (1.10%) Financial Institution
17 52 (0.91%) Automotive
18 49 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
19 37 (0.65%) Billing
20 33 (0.58%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (2.07%) .NET
2 70 (1.23%) Mason
3 54 (0.95%) XML
4 34 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
5 33 (0.58%) Web Services
6 28 (0.49%) RESTful
7 27 (0.47%) HTML
8 23 (0.40%) JSON
9 22 (0.39%) Middleware
10 19 (0.33%) REST
11 18 (0.32%) EDI
12 13 (0.23%) COM
12 13 (0.23%) Visualforce
13 11 (0.19%) SOAP
14 10 (0.18%) CSS
14 10 (0.18%) Velocity
15 9 (0.16%) ASP.NET
16 8 (0.14%) .NET Framework
17 6 (0.11%) HTML5
17 6 (0.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1,080 (18.91%) Analytical Skills
2 276 (4.83%) User Experience
3 183 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
4 169 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 150 (2.63%) Derivative
5 150 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 148 (2.59%) Fintech
7 122 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 106 (1.86%) Equities
9 91 (1.59%) Fixed Income
10 83 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
11 70 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 69 (1.21%) FMCG
12 69 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 49 (0.86%) Credit Derivative
14 47 (0.82%) Hedge funds
15 46 (0.81%) Credit Risk
16 44 (0.77%) PMI
17 43 (0.75%) Data Structures
18 38 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 33 (0.58%) Windows
2 17 (0.30%) Linux
3 12 (0.21%) Unix
4 7 (0.12%) Android
5 6 (0.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.035%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.035%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.018%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,547 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
2 2,417 (42.33%) Business Analysis
3 1,331 (23.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 938 (16.43%) User Stories
5 861 (15.08%) Scrum
6 801 (14.03%) SDLC
7 747 (13.08%) Project Management
8 692 (12.12%) Waterfall
9 618 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
10 553 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 359 (6.29%) Use Case
12 343 (6.01%) E-Commerce
13 342 (5.99%) Change Management
14 323 (5.66%) Data Analysis
15 306 (5.36%) UML
16 301 (5.27%) CRM
17 286 (5.01%) Acceptance Criteria
18 277 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
18 277 (4.85%) Data Modelling
19 262 (4.59%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 595 (10.42%) SQL
2 119 (2.08%) Java
3 107 (1.87%) C#
4 77 (1.35%) C
5 50 (0.88%) Python
6 42 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 34 (0.60%) VBA
8 29 (0.51%) ABAP
9 28 (0.49%) PHP
10 27 (0.47%) PL/SQL
11 23 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 19 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 17 (0.30%) Apex Code
13 17 (0.30%) C++
13 17 (0.30%) R
14 13 (0.23%) VB
15 10 (0.18%) Lingo
16 8 (0.14%) Perl
17 5 (0.088%) Scala
17 5 (0.088%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 802 (14.05%) Degree
2 274 (4.80%) ISEB
3 124 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 100 (1.75%) IIBA
5 73 (1.28%) CBAP
5 73 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 61 (1.07%) PMI Certification
7 45 (0.79%) SC Cleared
8 43 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 36 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 27 (0.47%) DV Cleared
11 26 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 24 (0.42%) PMP
13 17 (0.30%) ACCA
14 15 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
15 14 (0.25%) CFA
16 13 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (0.19%) CIMA
17 11 (0.19%) DBS Check
18 9 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (6.13%) QA
2 104 (1.82%) PMO
3 93 (1.63%) GDPR
4 72 (1.26%) MiFID
5 34 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.44%) IFRS
7 23 (0.40%) PSD2
8 20 (0.35%) SEPA
9 14 (0.25%) IFRS 9
10 13 (0.23%) SLA
11 12 (0.21%) EMIR
11 12 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.19%) GAAP
13 8 (0.14%) GxP
13 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 7 (0.12%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.11%) Basel III
16 5 (0.088%) ISO 20022
16 5 (0.088%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (0.053%) Docker
2 2 (0.035%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.035%) XenApp
3 1 (0.018%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.018%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 7 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.053%) Ansible
5 2 (0.035%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.018%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.018%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.018%) Puppet
Vendors
1 423 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 349 (6.11%) SAP
3 205 (3.59%) Oracle
4 188 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
5 65 (1.14%) Capita
6 61 (1.07%) ServiceNow
7 48 (0.84%) Tableau
8 43 (0.75%) IBM
9 40 (0.70%) hybris
10 32 (0.56%) Calypso
10 32 (0.56%) WorldPay
11 31 (0.54%) JD Edwards
12 30 (0.53%) Adobe
13 29 (0.51%) Google
13 29 (0.51%) Murex
14 27 (0.47%) Pega
15 26 (0.46%) Charles River
16 24 (0.42%) Atlassian
17 22 (0.39%) Workday
18 21 (0.37%) Bloomberg