Period
to 12 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 88 72
Rank change year-on-year -27 -16 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3,585 5,157 7,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.84% 3.42% 4.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 3.57% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,916 4,231 5,173
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,977 £34,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 120,825 144,534 160,188
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 95.98% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 97,661 117,531 129,421
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,341 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 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 12 November 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 -27 1,606 £60,000 +4.35% 77
South East +7 682 £50,000 +5.26% 46
North of England 0 681 £44,000 +1.15% 52
North West +7 359 £42,500 -5.56% 26
Yorkshire -8 299 £45,000 - 24
Midlands -76 245 £42,500 - 24
South West -30 208 £42,500 - 11
West Midlands -61 160 £44,375 +0.85% 13
East of England +16 151 £55,000 +15.79% 9
East Midlands -51 85 £41,500 -2.35% 11
North East -13 23 £39,513 +5.37% 2
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 1,772 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,486 (41.45%) Business Analysis
3 1,143 (31.88%) Finance
4 822 (22.93%) User Stories
5 805 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 637 (17.77%) Analytical Skills
7 497 (13.86%) Waterfall
8 472 (13.17%) Workshop Facilitation
9 449 (12.52%) Project Management
10 436 (12.16%) SDLC
11 427 (11.91%) Scrum
12 420 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
13 415 (11.58%) Use Case
14 394 (10.99%) SQL
15 369 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 355 (9.90%) Change Management
17 335 (9.34%) Project Delivery
18 315 (8.79%) Analytics
19 307 (8.56%) Acceptance Criteria
20 305 (8.51%) Degree
21 292 (8.15%) User Experience
22 286 (7.98%) JIRA
23 282 (7.87%) Microsoft
24 280 (7.81%) Retail
25 270 (7.53%) SAP
25 270 (7.53%) Wireframes
26 259 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
27 258 (7.20%) Workflow
28 249 (6.95%) Banking
29 225 (6.28%) Systems Analysis

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
1 151 (4.21%) Confluence
2 46 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 41 (1.14%) CMS
4 14 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (0.25%) EPiServer
6 8 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.20%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.17%) SAS
9 5 (0.14%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.11%) Documentum
11 3 (0.084%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.084%) Appian
11 3 (0.084%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.084%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.056%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.028%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.028%) Drupal
13 1 (0.028%) IIS
13 1 (0.028%) OpenEdge
13 1 (0.028%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 222 (6.19%) MS Visio
2 209 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 197 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 101 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 42 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 33 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.92%) NetSuite
3 32 (0.89%) SAP ERP
3 32 (0.89%) SAP FI
4 31 (0.86%) SAP CO
4 31 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 29 (0.81%) SAP MM
6 27 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
7 24 (0.67%) SAP SD
8 16 (0.45%) SAP SCM
9 15 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
9 15 (0.42%) thinkFolio
10 12 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
10 12 (0.33%) SAP Business One
11 11 (0.31%) SAP PP
12 10 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
13 9 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 9 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 102 (2.85%) SaaS
2 76 (2.12%) Power Platform
3 67 (1.87%) Azure
4 58 (1.62%) Office 365
5 45 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
6 31 (0.86%) AWS
7 15 (0.42%) Trello
8 13 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
10 9 (0.25%) G Suite
10 9 (0.25%) GCP
11 8 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 7 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (0.17%) iPaaS
14 5 (0.14%) Heroku
14 5 (0.14%) Slack
15 4 (0.11%) Asana
15 4 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
15 4 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (0.75%) Intranet
2 15 (0.42%) Internet
3 9 (0.25%) Unified Communications
4 8 (0.22%) Broadband
5 6 (0.17%) MVNO
6 5 (0.14%) WAN
6 5 (0.14%) WebEx
7 4 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.056%) Firewall
8 2 (0.056%) FTP
8 2 (0.056%) Network Security
9 1 (0.028%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.028%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.028%) MPLS
9 1 (0.028%) SWIFTNet
9 1 (0.028%) VoIP
9 1 (0.028%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
2 76 (2.12%) Power BI
3 69 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 48 (1.34%) Big Data
5 46 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
8 27 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 22 (0.61%) Data Lake
10 15 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.39%) SAP BW
12 13 (0.36%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.28%) Blockchain
14 9 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.22%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.20%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.20%) NoSQL
17 6 (0.17%) OLAP
18 5 (0.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 286 (7.98%) JIRA
2 48 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.33%) Balsamiq
5 8 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.20%) NUnit
6 7 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.20%) SpecFlow
6 7 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.11%) Redmine
9 3 (0.084%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.084%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.056%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.056%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.028%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.028%) Hudson
11 1 (0.028%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.028%) Subversion
General
1 1,143 (31.88%) Finance
2 280 (7.81%) Retail
3 249 (6.95%) Banking
4 143 (3.99%) Front Office
5 141 (3.93%) Marketing
6 102 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 102 (2.85%) Public Sector
7 66 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 65 (1.81%) Back Office
9 52 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.34%) Legal
11 42 (1.17%) Law
11 42 (1.17%) Publishing
12 38 (1.06%) Automotive
13 33 (0.92%) Advertising
13 33 (0.92%) Games
13 33 (0.92%) Local Government
14 30 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.81%) Retail Banking
16 24 (0.67%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (2.65%) .NET
2 67 (1.87%) XML
3 50 (1.39%) JSON
4 49 (1.37%) REST
5 43 (1.20%) HTML
6 25 (0.70%) SOAP
7 24 (0.67%) Web Services
8 18 (0.50%) Swagger
9 16 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 16 (0.45%) CSS
10 12 (0.33%) RESTful
11 11 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (0.31%) FpML
12 9 (0.25%) EDI
13 8 (0.22%) Gherkin
13 8 (0.22%) WCF
13 8 (0.22%) XSD
14 7 (0.20%) ASP.NET Core
14 7 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (0.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 637 (17.77%) Analytical Skills
2 292 (8.15%) User Experience
3 160 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 106 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (2.68%) Derivative
6 85 (2.37%) Equities
7 82 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 78 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
9 77 (2.15%) Fixed Income
10 41 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 40 (1.12%) Hedge funds
12 35 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
12 35 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 31 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 31 (0.86%) Exotic Derivative
14 24 (0.67%) Social Media
15 22 (0.61%) SWIFT
16 20 (0.56%) Credit Derivative
16 20 (0.56%) Credit Risk
16 20 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (0.50%) Windows
2 13 (0.36%) Unix
3 7 (0.20%) Linux
4 5 (0.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.084%) Android
5 3 (0.084%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.056%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,772 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,486 (41.45%) Business Analysis
3 822 (22.93%) User Stories
4 805 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 497 (13.86%) Waterfall
6 472 (13.17%) Workshop Facilitation
7 449 (12.52%) Project Management
8 436 (12.16%) SDLC
9 427 (11.91%) Scrum
10 420 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
11 415 (11.58%) Use Case
12 369 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 355 (9.90%) Change Management
14 335 (9.34%) Project Delivery
15 315 (8.79%) Analytics
16 307 (8.56%) Acceptance Criteria
17 270 (7.53%) Wireframes
18 259 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
19 258 (7.20%) Workflow
20 225 (6.28%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 394 (10.99%) SQL
2 61 (1.70%) C
3 49 (1.37%) C#
4 45 (1.26%) JavaScript
5 44 (1.23%) Java
6 33 (0.92%) Python
7 23 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 20 (0.56%) PL/SQL
9 16 (0.45%) VBA
10 9 (0.25%) Perl
11 5 (0.14%) ABAP
11 5 (0.14%) Go
11 5 (0.14%) R
12 4 (0.11%) VB
13 3 (0.084%) Groovy
14 2 (0.056%) C++
14 2 (0.056%) PHP
14 2 (0.056%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.028%) Progress 4GL
15 1 (0.028%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 305 (8.51%) Degree
2 110 (3.07%) ISEB
3 84 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 39 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 37 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 30 (0.84%) IIBA
7 20 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (0.42%) PMI Certification
10 14 (0.39%) CBAP
11 13 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (0.28%) PMP
13 9 (0.25%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.22%) MBA
14 8 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
16 5 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
17 3 (0.084%) ACCA
17 3 (0.084%) CTC Cleared
17 3 (0.084%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (4.52%) QA
2 54 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 44 (1.23%) PMO
4 40 (1.12%) GDPR
5 35 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.47%) Solvency II
7 12 (0.33%) SEPA
8 11 (0.31%) COBIT
8 11 (0.31%) EMIR
9 10 (0.28%) MiFID
9 10 (0.28%) SLA
10 9 (0.25%) ISO 20022
11 6 (0.17%) PSD2
12 3 (0.084%) Basel III
12 3 (0.084%) IFRS
12 3 (0.084%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.084%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.056%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.028%) Docker
2 1 (0.028%) HDFS
2 1 (0.028%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.028%) vSphere
2 1 (0.028%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.20%) Automic
2 1 (0.028%) Ansible
2 1 (0.028%) CloudHub
2 1 (0.028%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 282 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 270 (7.53%) SAP
3 159 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 112 (3.12%) Oracle
5 83 (2.32%) Tableau
6 50 (1.39%) ServiceNow
7 45 (1.26%) IBM
8 33 (0.92%) Murex
9 30 (0.84%) Charles River
10 24 (0.67%) Google
11 23 (0.64%) MuleSoft
12 20 (0.56%) hybris
13 19 (0.53%) Adobe
13 19 (0.53%) JD Edwards
13 19 (0.53%) Workday
14 17 (0.47%) Bloomberg
14 17 (0.47%) HubSpot
14 17 (0.47%) Jitterbit
14 17 (0.47%) Splunk
15 16 (0.45%) Capita