Period
to 24 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 72 68
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,942 6,445 8,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.58% 4.03% 4.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 4.17% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4,831 5,406 7,106
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £34,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 160,084 154,564 184,853
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 131,892 129,374 156,743
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 - 198
North of England -7 1,202 £45,000 - 102
South East -36 754 £45,000 -2.17% 51
North West -6 589 £45,000 - 52
Yorkshire -5 568 £45,000 - 46
Midlands -13 551 £47,500 +5.56% 55
West Midlands +6 433 £47,500 +5.56% 37
South West -16 329 £42,500 - 35
East of England -45 314 £47,500 - 22
East Midlands -48 118 £45,000 - 17
North East -9 45 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2,688 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2,420 (40.73%) Business Analysis
3 2,045 (34.42%) Finance
4 1,410 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,068 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
6 920 (15.48%) User Stories
7 885 (14.89%) Scrum
8 827 (13.92%) SDLC
9 748 (12.59%) Degree
10 724 (12.18%) Waterfall
11 679 (11.43%) Project Management
12 661 (11.12%) SQL
13 617 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
14 584 (9.83%) Retail
15 567 (9.54%) User Acceptance Testing
16 527 (8.87%) Banking
17 476 (8.01%) Microsoft
18 470 (7.91%) Use Case
19 418 (7.03%) SAP
20 407 (6.85%) Data Analysis
21 400 (6.73%) JIRA
22 399 (6.71%) CRM
23 387 (6.51%) QA
24 380 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
25 373 (6.28%) Data Modelling
26 369 (6.21%) E-Commerce
27 345 (5.81%) ERP
28 302 (5.08%) Workflow
29 300 (5.05%) MS Visio
30 299 (5.03%) UML

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
1 156 (2.63%) Confluence
2 127 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 63 (1.06%) CMS
4 15 (0.25%) IIS
5 13 (0.22%) Documentum
5 13 (0.22%) SAS
6 12 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.13%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.12%) Apache
8 7 (0.12%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.10%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.084%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.084%) FileNet
10 5 (0.084%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.067%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.067%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 300 (5.05%) MS Visio
2 292 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 219 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
4 116 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 70 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.084%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.017%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.017%) InVision
9 1 (0.017%) Moqups
9 1 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 95 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (1.41%) SAP SD
3 67 (1.13%) SAP ERP
4 65 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
5 49 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
6 48 (0.81%) SAP APO
6 48 (0.81%) SAP PP
7 44 (0.74%) NetSuite
7 44 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
8 43 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
9 30 (0.50%) SAP SCM
10 28 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
11 27 (0.45%) SAP CO
11 27 (0.45%) SAP FI
12 26 (0.44%) Oracle ASCP
12 26 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
13 23 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
13 23 (0.39%) thinkFolio
14 21 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
15 20 (0.34%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 99 (1.67%) SaaS
2 55 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
3 44 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (0.74%) Office 365
4 36 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 25 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (0.42%) Trello
6 20 (0.34%) Force.com
7 18 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 15 (0.25%) Slack
9 11 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
10 8 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.084%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.050%) Boomi
13 3 (0.050%) Lucidchart
14 1 (0.017%) IaaS
14 1 (0.017%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.017%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (0.57%) Intranet
2 30 (0.50%) SMS
3 27 (0.45%) Internet
4 12 (0.20%) SAN
5 11 (0.19%) NAS
6 10 (0.17%) Broadband
7 9 (0.15%) WAN
8 8 (0.13%) Firewall
9 7 (0.12%) FIX Connectivity
10 6 (0.10%) ATM
10 6 (0.10%) Wireless
11 3 (0.050%) Network Security
12 2 (0.034%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.017%) GSM
13 1 (0.017%) MPLS
13 1 (0.017%) Skype
13 1 (0.017%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.017%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
2 205 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 109 (1.83%) Big Data
4 84 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 65 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 44 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 38 (0.64%) Hadoop
8 36 (0.61%) Power BI
9 35 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (0.47%) Blockchain
11 25 (0.42%) QlikView
11 25 (0.42%) Semantic Layer
12 24 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (0.39%) OLAP
14 22 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
15 21 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.27%) Data Mart
17 15 (0.25%) Oracle Database
18 13 (0.22%) RDBMS
19 12 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 400 (6.73%) JIRA
2 30 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 27 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (0.40%) Axure RP
5 21 (0.35%) ERwin
6 15 (0.25%) Cucumber
7 13 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.19%) YouTrack
9 10 (0.17%) Pivotal Tracker
9 10 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (0.17%) TestRail
10 9 (0.15%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.15%) Toad
11 6 (0.10%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.10%) RSpec
11 6 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.084%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.084%) Git (software)
12 5 (0.084%) Selenium
12 5 (0.084%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,045 (34.42%) Finance
2 584 (9.83%) Retail
3 527 (8.87%) Banking
4 241 (4.06%) Marketing
5 234 (3.94%) Manufacturing
6 210 (3.53%) Front Office
7 207 (3.48%) Investment Banking
8 192 (3.23%) Legal
9 175 (2.95%) Advertising
10 163 (2.74%) Back Office
11 144 (2.42%) Law
12 92 (1.55%) Publishing
13 87 (1.46%) Telecoms
14 61 (1.03%) Billing
15 60 (1.01%) Retail Banking
16 58 (0.98%) Automotive
17 56 (0.94%) Games
18 52 (0.88%) Financial Institution
19 43 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
20 28 (0.47%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (1.95%) .NET
2 75 (1.26%) Mason
3 65 (1.09%) XML
4 52 (0.88%) Web Services
5 41 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
6 38 (0.64%) HTML
7 34 (0.57%) JSON
8 32 (0.54%) Middleware
9 21 (0.35%) .NET Framework
10 19 (0.32%) CSS
11 17 (0.29%) RESTful
12 14 (0.24%) Gherkin
13 12 (0.20%) EDI
13 12 (0.20%) SAP Fiori
13 12 (0.20%) SOAP
13 12 (0.20%) Visualforce
14 11 (0.19%) HTML5
15 10 (0.17%) COM
15 10 (0.17%) REST
15 10 (0.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1,068 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
2 238 (4.01%) User Experience
3 160 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
4 152 (2.56%) Derivative
5 146 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 133 (2.24%) Fintech
7 122 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 120 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 114 (1.92%) Equities
10 103 (1.73%) Fixed Income
11 98 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
12 89 (1.50%) Mobile App
13 81 (1.36%) FMCG
13 81 (1.36%) Virtual Team
14 59 (0.99%) PMI
15 50 (0.84%) Data Structures
16 48 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
17 47 (0.79%) Credit Risk
18 37 (0.62%) Hedge funds
19 34 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (0.93%) Windows
2 27 (0.45%) Linux
3 23 (0.39%) Unix
4 17 (0.29%) Android
5 10 (0.17%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.17%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.034%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.017%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,688 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2,420 (40.73%) Business Analysis
3 1,410 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 920 (15.48%) User Stories
5 885 (14.89%) Scrum
6 827 (13.92%) SDLC
7 724 (12.18%) Waterfall
8 679 (11.43%) Project Management
9 617 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
10 567 (9.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 470 (7.91%) Use Case
12 407 (6.85%) Data Analysis
13 399 (6.71%) CRM
14 380 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
15 373 (6.28%) Data Modelling
16 369 (6.21%) E-Commerce
17 345 (5.81%) ERP
18 302 (5.08%) Workflow
19 299 (5.03%) UML
20 298 (5.02%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 661 (11.12%) SQL
2 99 (1.67%) Java
3 78 (1.31%) C#
4 69 (1.16%) C
5 54 (0.91%) ABAP
5 54 (0.91%) JavaScript
6 43 (0.72%) Python
7 40 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 40 (0.67%) VBA
8 37 (0.62%) PL/SQL
9 23 (0.39%) PHP
10 20 (0.34%) R
11 19 (0.32%) Apex Code
11 19 (0.32%) VB.NET
12 14 (0.24%) Lingo
12 14 (0.24%) VB
13 11 (0.19%) PowerShell
14 10 (0.17%) C++
14 10 (0.17%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 748 (12.59%) Degree
2 295 (4.96%) ISEB
3 90 (1.51%) Security Cleared
4 85 (1.43%) IIBA
5 70 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 57 (0.96%) CBAP
7 53 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 51 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 38 (0.64%) SC Cleared
10 33 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (0.50%) Master's Degree
12 24 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (0.34%) DV Cleared
14 18 (0.30%) PMP
15 12 (0.20%) CFA
16 11 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 9 (0.15%) MCSD
17 9 (0.15%) PhD
18 8 (0.13%) Microsoft Certified Architect
18 8 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 387 (6.51%) QA
2 131 (2.20%) PMO
3 105 (1.77%) GDPR
4 85 (1.43%) MiFID
5 64 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.37%) PSD2
7 14 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.19%) EMIR
9 9 (0.15%) IFRS
9 9 (0.15%) IFRS 9
9 9 (0.15%) SLA
10 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.084%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.084%) SEPA
12 4 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.050%) FATCA
13 3 (0.050%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.050%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.034%) Basel III
14 2 (0.034%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (0.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.084%) Docker
3 2 (0.034%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.034%) XenApp
4 1 (0.017%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.017%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.067%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.034%) Ansible
4 2 (0.034%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.017%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 476 (8.01%) Microsoft
2 418 (7.03%) SAP
3 264 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 211 (3.55%) Oracle
5 68 (1.14%) Tableau
6 51 (0.86%) ServiceNow
7 50 (0.84%) Capita
8 44 (0.74%) hybris
8 44 (0.74%) IBM
9 40 (0.67%) Sage
10 38 (0.64%) Informatica
11 31 (0.52%) Murex
12 30 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 30 (0.50%) Infor
13 29 (0.49%) JD Edwards
14 28 (0.47%) Calypso
15 26 (0.44%) Epicor
16 25 (0.42%) Charles River
17 24 (0.40%) Bloomberg
18 23 (0.39%) Google