Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 71 68
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 7309 7221 8948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.34% 4.09% 4.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.53% 4.24% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5228 6234 7759
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £34,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £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 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +1 3913 £60,000 +4.35% 185
North of England +10 1223 £44,500 +10.56% 95
South East -5 901 £47,500 - 60
North West +14 677 £45,000 +12.50% 43
Midlands -4 616 £45,000 +5.88% 39
Yorkshire +12 505 £44,500 +4.71% 43
West Midlands -9 420 £43,500 +2.04% 26
South West -16 332 £41,500 -2.35% 25
East of England -45 326 £47,500 - 15
East Midlands -6 190 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North East +12 41 £40,000 +8.99% 9
South Coast - 1 £83,500 -
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 3447 (47.16%) Business Analysis
2 3079 (42.13%) Finance
3 2899 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
4 1702 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1526 (20.88%) Banking
6 1490 (20.39%) Project Management
7 1476 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 1421 (19.44%) SDLC
9 1104 (15.10%) Asset Management
10 1101 (15.06%) Investment Banking
11 925 (12.66%) Wealth Management
12 916 (12.53%) Degree
13 901 (12.33%) User Stories
14 895 (12.25%) Scrum
15 879 (12.03%) SQL
16 856 (11.71%) Retail Banking
17 735 (10.06%) Retail
18 718 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
19 704 (9.63%) Waterfall
20 684 (9.36%) Microsoft
21 617 (8.44%) SAP
22 577 (7.89%) Use Case
23 559 (7.65%) Data Analysis
24 540 (7.39%) CRM
25 518 (7.09%) QA
26 501 (6.85%) Front Office
27 456 (6.24%) Change Management
28 451 (6.17%) JIRA
29 445 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
30 442 (6.05%) E-Commerce

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
1 141 (1.93%) Confluence
2 139 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 74 (1.01%) CMS
4 21 (0.29%) IIS
5 20 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 13 (0.18%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.16%) Apache
8 10 (0.14%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.11%) EPiServer
10 8 (0.11%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.096%) Documentum
11 7 (0.096%) SAS
11 7 (0.096%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.082%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.082%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.082%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.041%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.027%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.027%) Umbraco
Applications
1 410 (5.61%) MS Visio
2 401 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 341 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
4 156 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 116 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.055%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.041%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.041%) InVision
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.014%) InDesign
10 1 (0.014%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 135 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 96 (1.31%) SAP SD
3 85 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
4 82 (1.12%) SAP FI
4 82 (1.12%) SAP PP
5 78 (1.07%) SAP CO
5 78 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
6 71 (0.97%) SAP ERP
7 65 (0.89%) Actimize
8 63 (0.86%) SAP MM
9 52 (0.71%) SAP APO
10 51 (0.70%) thinkFolio
11 41 (0.56%) Markit EDM
12 36 (0.49%) SAP MII
12 36 (0.49%) SAP PP-PI
13 24 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 23 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
14 23 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
14 23 (0.31%) SAP EWM
15 22 (0.30%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 86 (1.18%) SaaS
2 60 (0.82%) Office 365
3 52 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
5 32 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 29 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 25 (0.34%) Force.com
8 16 (0.22%) PaaS
8 16 (0.22%) Trello
9 12 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
12 9 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.082%) Lucidchart
14 5 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.068%) Slack
14 5 (0.068%) Yammer
15 4 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.041%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 25 (0.34%) SMS
2 19 (0.26%) Firewall
3 18 (0.25%) Intranet
4 17 (0.23%) Internet
5 12 (0.16%) Broadband
6 11 (0.15%) Extranet
6 11 (0.15%) FTP
7 8 (0.11%) SAN
8 6 (0.082%) NAS
9 5 (0.068%) WAN
10 4 (0.055%) CHAP
10 4 (0.055%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.041%) Skype
11 3 (0.041%) VoIP
11 3 (0.041%) WebEx
12 2 (0.027%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.027%) Network Security
12 2 (0.027%) Wireless
13 1 (0.014%) ADSL
13 1 (0.014%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 174 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 100 (1.37%) Big Data
4 74 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (0.67%) QlikView
6 45 (0.62%) Power BI
7 41 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
8 36 (0.49%) Hadoop
9 29 (0.40%) Blockchain
10 28 (0.38%) Relational Database
10 28 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (0.37%) MS Access
12 24 (0.33%) NoSQL
13 23 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (0.30%) MySQL
15 20 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (0.26%) Data Mart
16 19 (0.26%) MongoDB
16 19 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
17 17 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 451 (6.17%) JIRA
2 41 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 18 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 17 (0.23%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.22%) Axure RP
7 9 (0.12%) ERwin
8 8 (0.11%) Selenium
9 7 (0.096%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.082%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.082%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.055%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.055%) Toad
12 3 (0.041%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.041%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.041%) JMeter
12 3 (0.041%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.041%) RequisitePro
12 3 (0.041%) TestRail
13 2 (0.027%) YouTrack
General
1 3079 (42.13%) Finance
2 1526 (20.88%) Banking
3 1101 (15.06%) Investment Banking
4 856 (11.71%) Retail Banking
5 735 (10.06%) Retail
6 501 (6.85%) Front Office
7 379 (5.19%) Marketing
8 278 (3.80%) Manufacturing
9 270 (3.69%) Legal
10 226 (3.09%) Back Office
11 162 (2.22%) Advertising
12 102 (1.40%) Telecoms
13 94 (1.29%) Financial Institution
14 74 (1.01%) Law
15 68 (0.93%) Publishing
16 60 (0.82%) Games
17 59 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
18 55 (0.75%) Billing
19 41 (0.56%) Electronics
20 40 (0.55%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (2.30%) .NET
2 99 (1.35%) XML
3 65 (0.89%) Web Services
4 42 (0.57%) ASP.NET
5 41 (0.56%) .NET Framework
6 37 (0.51%) HTML
7 35 (0.48%) EDI
8 28 (0.38%) SAPUI5
9 27 (0.37%) Mason
10 24 (0.33%) REST
11 23 (0.31%) IDoc
12 20 (0.27%) Visualforce
13 19 (0.26%) SAP XI
13 19 (0.26%) SOAP
14 17 (0.23%) CSS
15 16 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
16 14 (0.19%) JSON
16 14 (0.19%) XSD
16 14 (0.19%) XSL
17 13 (0.18%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1702 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
2 335 (4.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 324 (4.43%) Equities
4 298 (4.08%) Derivative
5 230 (3.15%) User Experience
6 229 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 223 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 214 (2.93%) Management Information System
9 166 (2.27%) Fintech
10 129 (1.76%) OTC Derivatives
11 127 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
12 126 (1.72%) Virtual Team
13 121 (1.66%) Credit Risk
14 110 (1.50%) FMCG
15 107 (1.46%) Reference Data
16 98 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
17 96 (1.31%) Mobile App
18 68 (0.93%) Hedge funds
19 51 (0.70%) Reinsurance
20 46 (0.63%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 78 (1.07%) Windows
2 29 (0.40%) Linux
3 21 (0.29%) Apple iOS
4 20 (0.27%) Android
5 17 (0.23%) Unix
6 14 (0.19%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.055%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.014%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.014%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.014%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3447 (47.16%) Business Analysis
2 2899 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
3 1490 (20.39%) Project Management
4 1476 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 1421 (19.44%) SDLC
6 1104 (15.10%) Asset Management
7 925 (12.66%) Wealth Management
8 901 (12.33%) User Stories
9 895 (12.25%) Scrum
10 718 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 704 (9.63%) Waterfall
12 577 (7.89%) Use Case
13 559 (7.65%) Data Analysis
14 540 (7.39%) CRM
15 456 (6.24%) Change Management
16 445 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
17 442 (6.05%) E-Commerce
18 392 (5.36%) Workflow
19 357 (4.88%) Analytics
20 354 (4.84%) UML
Programming Languages
1 879 (12.03%) SQL
2 89 (1.22%) C#
3 79 (1.08%) C
4 69 (0.94%) ABAP
5 60 (0.82%) Java
6 50 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 43 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 42 (0.57%) T-SQL
9 32 (0.44%) VBA
10 30 (0.41%) Python
11 26 (0.36%) Apex Code
12 16 (0.22%) R
13 15 (0.21%) PowerShell
14 13 (0.18%) SOQL
14 13 (0.18%) SOSL
14 13 (0.18%) VB
15 10 (0.14%) PHP
16 7 (0.096%) C++
16 7 (0.096%) Scala
16 7 (0.096%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 916 (12.53%) Degree
2 374 (5.12%) ISEB
3 103 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 98 (1.34%) CBAP
5 90 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 65 (0.89%) IIBA
7 62 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 56 (0.77%) SC Cleared
9 46 (0.63%) CISSP
10 45 (0.62%) CISM
11 43 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 26 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
13 25 (0.34%) DV Cleared
14 23 (0.31%) PMP
15 22 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.18%) SAP Certification
18 11 (0.15%) CIMA
18 11 (0.15%) Master's Degree
19 10 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 518 (7.09%) QA
2 173 (2.37%) MiFID
3 114 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 103 (1.41%) PMO
5 96 (1.31%) Basel III
6 88 (1.20%) SLA
7 82 (1.12%) EMIR
7 82 (1.12%) GDPR
8 74 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
9 19 (0.26%) Solvency II
10 18 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.21%) IFRS
11 15 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 15 (0.21%) PSD2
12 14 (0.19%) PCI DSS
13 11 (0.15%) FATCA
14 10 (0.14%) GAAP
15 9 (0.12%) IFRS 9
15 9 (0.12%) SEPA
16 8 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.041%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.027%) Docker
4 1 (0.014%) HDFS
4 1 (0.014%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.014%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.014%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.055%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.027%) EnCase
4 2 (0.027%) Nagios
4 2 (0.027%) Puppet
5 1 (0.014%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.014%) SCCM
5 1 (0.014%) SCOM
5 1 (0.014%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.014%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 684 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 617 (8.44%) SAP
3 280 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
4 173 (2.37%) Oracle
5 93 (1.27%) Murex
6 77 (1.05%) Tableau
7 62 (0.85%) Charles River
8 38 (0.52%) hybris
9 34 (0.47%) Google
10 33 (0.45%) Demandware
11 31 (0.42%) Informatica
12 30 (0.41%) Atlassian
12 30 (0.41%) Calypso
13 29 (0.40%) IBM
14 28 (0.38%) JD Edwards
15 27 (0.37%) Cognizant
15 27 (0.37%) ServiceNow
16 20 (0.27%) Adobe
16 20 (0.27%) Cognos
17 16 (0.22%) Cadence