Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 73 72
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,905 6,391 6,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.50% 3.97% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.65% 4.13% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,898 4,861 5,719
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 134,453 154,795 160,420
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.15% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 108,613 126,949 134,496
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 January 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 January 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 +2 2,610 £60,000 - 211
North of England -18 733 £45,000 - 97
South East -12 669 £50,000 +11.11% 63
Midlands +1 444 £44,000 -2.22% 36
North West -24 369 £46,192 +0.97% 58
Yorkshire -23 320 £45,000 - 34
West Midlands -1 316 £45,000 - 26
South West -3 264 £42,500 +6.25% 40
East of England -42 183 £50,000 +5.26% 25
East Midlands -3 126 £42,500 -15.00% 10
North East +6 44 £37,500 -5.06% 5
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 2,496 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2,161 (44.06%) Business Analysis
3 1,697 (34.60%) Finance
4 1,088 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,054 (21.49%) User Stories
6 924 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
7 833 (16.98%) Scrum
8 792 (16.15%) Project Management
9 765 (15.60%) Waterfall
10 690 (14.07%) Degree
11 686 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
12 680 (13.86%) SDLC
13 625 (12.74%) SQL
14 540 (11.01%) Banking
15 519 (10.58%) Change Management
16 505 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
17 453 (9.24%) Workshop Facilitation
18 412 (8.40%) Microsoft
19 404 (8.24%) Retail
20 399 (8.13%) Use Case
21 376 (7.67%) QA
22 335 (6.83%) Decision-Making
23 326 (6.65%) Data Modelling
24 321 (6.54%) ISEB
25 319 (6.50%) MS Visio
26 316 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
27 306 (6.24%) UML
28 301 (6.14%) CRM
29 292 (5.95%) Data Analysis
30 271 (5.52%) SAP

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
1 131 (2.67%) Confluence
2 104 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 33 (0.67%) CMS
4 20 (0.41%) SAS
5 11 (0.22%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.18%) EPiServer
7 9 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.12%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.12%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.10%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.082%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.082%) Apache
10 4 (0.082%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.061%) Appian
11 3 (0.061%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.061%) IIS
11 3 (0.061%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.061%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 319 (6.50%) MS Visio
2 268 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 235 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
4 141 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 67 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.24%) SPSS
8 6 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.12%) UXPin
9 4 (0.082%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 103 (2.10%) Temenos T24
2 77 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 58 (1.18%) thinkFolio
4 49 (1.00%) SAP ERP
5 40 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
6 32 (0.65%) SAP SD
7 30 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
7 30 (0.61%) SAP FI
8 29 (0.59%) SAP CO
8 29 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
8 29 (0.59%) SAP MM
9 28 (0.57%) Magento
10 17 (0.35%) SAP PP
11 16 (0.33%) NetSuite
12 15 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
13 13 (0.27%) SAP SCM
14 12 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
14 12 (0.24%) SAP HR
14 12 (0.24%) Workday HCM
15 9 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 83 (1.69%) SaaS
2 68 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (1.39%) Office 365
3 25 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
6 12 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 11 (0.22%) OneDrive
8 9 (0.18%) IaaS
8 9 (0.18%) PaaS
9 8 (0.16%) Heroku
10 6 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
10 6 (0.12%) Lucidchart
11 5 (0.10%) Trello
12 4 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.082%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.082%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.082%) Slack
13 3 (0.061%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.31%) Internet
2 11 (0.22%) Intranet
3 10 (0.20%) Skype
4 4 (0.082%) Firewall
4 4 (0.082%) SMS
5 3 (0.061%) ATM
5 3 (0.061%) Wireless
6 2 (0.041%) FTP
6 2 (0.041%) HTTP
6 2 (0.041%) LAN
6 2 (0.041%) PPP
6 2 (0.041%) WAN
7 1 (0.020%) ADSL
7 1 (0.020%) Broadband
7 1 (0.020%) MPLS
7 1 (0.020%) VPN
7 1 (0.020%) WebEx
7 1 (0.020%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 97 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 92 (1.88%) Power BI
4 75 (1.53%) Big Data
5 72 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 38 (0.77%) Data Lake
8 28 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 27 (0.55%) Data Mining
10 26 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (0.45%) QlikView
13 20 (0.41%) Blockchain
14 19 (0.39%) SAP BW
15 16 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (0.24%) MySQL
16 12 (0.24%) WebFOCUS
17 10 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.20%) OLAP
17 10 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 244 (4.97%) JIRA
2 30 (0.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 24 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (0.43%) Eclipse
5 20 (0.41%) Axure RP
6 15 (0.31%) ERwin
7 11 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (0.20%) RequisitePro
9 7 (0.14%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.12%) Hudson
11 3 (0.061%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.061%) Maven
11 3 (0.061%) Selenium
12 2 (0.041%) LSMW
12 2 (0.041%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.041%) PowerDesigner
12 2 (0.041%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.041%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.041%) VersionOne
13 1 (0.020%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1,697 (34.60%) Finance
2 540 (11.01%) Banking
3 404 (8.24%) Retail
4 263 (5.36%) Marketing
5 169 (3.45%) Front Office
6 145 (2.96%) Games
7 144 (2.94%) Advertising
8 141 (2.87%) Manufacturing
9 134 (2.73%) Investment Banking
10 125 (2.55%) Telecoms
11 124 (2.53%) Legal
12 110 (2.24%) Back Office
13 100 (2.04%) Law
14 51 (1.04%) Retail Banking
15 50 (1.02%) Private Banking
16 45 (0.92%) Billing
17 41 (0.84%) Financial Institution
18 35 (0.71%) German Language
19 34 (0.69%) Publishing
20 26 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (2.32%) .NET
2 72 (1.47%) XML
3 64 (1.30%) JSON
4 46 (0.94%) Web Services
5 40 (0.82%) REST
6 30 (0.61%) HTML
7 14 (0.29%) CSS
8 13 (0.27%) ASP.NET
8 13 (0.27%) EDI
9 12 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (0.24%) SOAP
10 11 (0.22%) J2EE
10 11 (0.22%) RESTful
11 10 (0.20%) Kafka
12 9 (0.18%) AngularJS
12 9 (0.18%) COM
12 9 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (0.16%) Apache Flex
13 8 (0.16%) Velocity
14 7 (0.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 924 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (5.14%) Management Information System
3 221 (4.51%) User Experience
4 161 (3.28%) Fintech
5 156 (3.18%) Derivative
6 151 (3.08%) Fixed Income
7 139 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 128 (2.61%) Equities
9 127 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
10 97 (1.98%) FMCG
11 89 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 82 (1.67%) Mobile App
13 81 (1.65%) Virtual Team
14 76 (1.55%) Reinsurance
15 40 (0.82%) SWIFT
16 38 (0.77%) Credit Risk
17 37 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
18 34 (0.69%) Credit Derivative
18 34 (0.69%) Data Structures
19 27 (0.55%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 33 (0.67%) Linux
1 33 (0.67%) Windows
2 21 (0.43%) Unix
3 8 (0.16%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.061%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.020%) Android
5 1 (0.020%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.020%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.020%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.020%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.020%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,496 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2,161 (44.06%) Business Analysis
3 1,088 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,054 (21.49%) User Stories
5 833 (16.98%) Scrum
6 792 (16.15%) Project Management
7 765 (15.60%) Waterfall
8 686 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
9 680 (13.86%) SDLC
10 519 (10.58%) Change Management
11 505 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 453 (9.24%) Workshop Facilitation
13 399 (8.13%) Use Case
14 335 (6.83%) Decision-Making
15 326 (6.65%) Data Modelling
16 316 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
17 306 (6.24%) UML
18 301 (6.14%) CRM
19 292 (5.95%) Data Analysis
20 256 (5.22%) Business Process Modelling
Programming Languages
1 625 (12.74%) SQL
2 90 (1.83%) Java
3 68 (1.39%) C
3 68 (1.39%) C#
4 40 (0.82%) Python
5 36 (0.73%) JavaScript
6 33 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 31 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 23 (0.47%) VBA
9 19 (0.39%) R
10 14 (0.29%) C++
11 13 (0.27%) Perl
12 12 (0.24%) HiveQL
13 8 (0.16%) VB
14 6 (0.12%) Groovy
15 4 (0.082%) ABAP
16 3 (0.061%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.061%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.061%) Scala
17 2 (0.041%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 690 (14.07%) Degree
2 321 (6.54%) ISEB
3 114 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 85 (1.73%) IIBA
5 58 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 50 (1.02%) CBAP
6 50 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 44 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 42 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 39 (0.80%) SAFe Agilist
10 28 (0.57%) DV Cleared
11 26 (0.53%) PMP
12 15 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
13 14 (0.29%) ACCA
14 12 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (0.18%) CFA
16 9 (0.18%) CIMA
17 7 (0.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (7.67%) QA
2 131 (2.67%) PMO
3 77 (1.57%) GDPR
4 63 (1.28%) MiFID
5 55 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 37 (0.75%) SEPA
7 25 (0.51%) EMIR
7 25 (0.51%) Solvency II
8 23 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
9 13 (0.27%) FATCA
9 13 (0.27%) ISO 20022
10 9 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.18%) SLA
11 8 (0.16%) IFRS
11 8 (0.16%) PSD2
12 7 (0.14%) GAAP
13 6 (0.12%) Basel III
13 6 (0.12%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.061%) Basel II
14 3 (0.061%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (0.12%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.12%) Docker
2 4 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.061%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.082%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.041%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.041%) PTC Integrity
3 2 (0.041%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.020%) Control-M
4 1 (0.020%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 412 (8.40%) Microsoft
2 271 (5.52%) SAP
3 179 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
4 114 (2.32%) Oracle
5 76 (1.55%) Tableau
6 74 (1.51%) ServiceNow
7 61 (1.24%) Charles River
8 49 (1.00%) Cadence
9 31 (0.63%) IBM
10 29 (0.59%) Calypso
11 28 (0.57%) Murex
12 27 (0.55%) Adobe
13 26 (0.53%) Demandware
13 26 (0.53%) WorldPay
14 25 (0.51%) Atlassian
15 22 (0.45%) Cognos
16 20 (0.41%) hybris
17 17 (0.35%) Workday
18 16 (0.33%) Alteryx
18 16 (0.33%) JD Edwards