Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analyst
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 107 47
Rank change year-on-year +50 -60 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 41 20 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.12% 1.23% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 1.27% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 36 18 89
Essex median annual salary £52,500 £50,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +12.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £41,250 £30,125 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,875 £62,875 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 1,261 1,572 1,885
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 96.32% 93.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,048 1,324 1,515
Essex median annual salary £41,549 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21,425 £25,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Essex

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Essex.

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Essex

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Essex over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in Essex

Business Analyst
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Essex region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Chelmsford +26 20 £52,500 +61.54% 1
Southend-on-Sea -3 5 £47,500 -3.55% 2
Colchester +12 3 - - 1
Grays 0 2 £42,500 +41.67%
Brentwood - 2 - -
Harlow 0 1 £32,500 -40.91%
Wickford - 1 £57,500 -
Business Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Essex region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 20 (48.78%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (43.90%) SQL
3 16 (39.02%) Finance
3 16 (39.02%) SDLC
4 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
5 12 (29.27%) System Testing
5 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
6 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
8 5 (12.20%) Retail
8 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
8 5 (12.20%) User Stories
9 4 (9.76%) Analytical Thinking
9 4 (9.76%) Six Sigma
9 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
10 3 (7.32%) Lean Six Sigma
10 3 (7.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
10 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.32%) Process Management
10 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (7.32%) IIBA
11 2 (4.88%) Workflow Analysis
11 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.88%) Critical Thinking
11 2 (4.88%) Analytics
11 2 (4.88%) Acceptance Criteria

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.44%) NetSuite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.44%) Ingres
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (48.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) SDLC
2 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
2 12 (29.27%) System Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.95%) Business Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
5 5 (12.20%) User Stories
6 4 (9.76%) Analytical Thinking
6 4 (9.76%) Six Sigma
6 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.32%) Process Management
7 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.88%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (4.88%) Analytics
8 2 (4.88%) Critical Thinking
8 2 (4.88%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) IIBA
1 3 (7.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle