Period
to 27 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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

Business Analyst
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 139 128
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 219 485 666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.14% 2.11% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.20% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 199 424 624
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 9,849 22,034 25,469
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 95.78% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7,977 18,136 21,346
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Business Analyst in the South East.

Salary trend for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the South East

Business Analyst
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. 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
Thames Valley -5 51 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Surrey +46 47 £51,500 +3.00%
East Sussex +42 35 £44,000 -12.00%
Hampshire +58 34 £51,250 +33.12% 6
West Sussex -17 33 £57,500 +21.05% 2
Buckinghamshire +18 25 £45,000 -13.46% 5
Berkshire +7 25 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Middlesex -1 9 £55,000 -8.33%
Kent +34 6 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire +14 1 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 South East region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 129 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (44.75%) Business Analysis
3 57 (26.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (25.11%) User Stories
5 54 (24.66%) Requirements Gathering
6 49 (22.37%) Waterfall
7 44 (20.09%) Scrum
7 44 (20.09%) Finance
7 44 (20.09%) Project Delivery
8 35 (15.98%) Use Case
8 35 (15.98%) Microsoft
8 35 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (15.53%) Workshop Facilitation
9 34 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (15.53%) UML
10 32 (14.61%) SDLC
11 26 (11.87%) Acceptance Criteria
11 26 (11.87%) JIRA
12 25 (11.42%) Degree
13 24 (10.96%) Azure
13 24 (10.96%) SQL
14 22 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (9.59%) Project Management
15 21 (9.59%) Wireframes
16 19 (8.68%) Migration
16 19 (8.68%) ERP
17 18 (8.22%) Power BI
17 18 (8.22%) Power Platform
18 17 (7.76%) SaaS
19 16 (7.31%) ITIL

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (5.02%) Confluence
2 7 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.46%) Appian
3 1 (0.46%) Liferay
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (7.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.48%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.46%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 6 (2.74%) SAP ERP
2 5 (2.28%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.37%) SAP LE
4 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.46%) Magento
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.46%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.46%) Shopify
5 1 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.96%) Azure
2 18 (8.22%) Power Platform
3 17 (7.76%) SaaS
4 6 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (2.74%) Office 365
5 5 (2.28%) AWS
6 4 (1.83%) PaaS
7 3 (1.37%) Power Automate
7 3 (1.37%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.91%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.46%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.37%) LAN
1 3 (1.37%) WAN
1 3 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.22%) Power BI
2 10 (4.57%) Big Data
3 8 (3.65%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.65%) Tableau
4 6 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (2.74%) DB2
5 5 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.46%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.46%) OLAP
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (11.87%) JIRA
General
1 44 (20.09%) Finance
2 12 (5.48%) Retail
3 10 (4.57%) Advertising
4 8 (3.65%) Banking
5 6 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.83%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.83%) Czech Language
6 4 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.91%) Housing Association
7 2 (0.91%) Law
7 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Automotive
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Local Government
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.46%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.11%) EDI
2 5 (2.28%) EDIFACT
3 4 (1.83%) XML
4 2 (0.91%) .NET
4 2 (0.91%) HTML
4 2 (0.91%) JSON
5 1 (0.46%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (4.11%) User Experience
3 7 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.74%) AS400
4 6 (2.74%) iSeries
5 5 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.83%) iPhone
7 3 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.37%) PMI
8 2 (0.91%) DTCC
9 1 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.46%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.83%) Android
2 1 (0.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (44.75%) Business Analysis
3 57 (26.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (25.11%) User Stories
5 54 (24.66%) Requirements Gathering
6 49 (22.37%) Waterfall
7 44 (20.09%) Project Delivery
7 44 (20.09%) Scrum
8 35 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (15.98%) Use Case
9 34 (15.53%) UML
9 34 (15.53%) Workshop Facilitation
10 32 (14.61%) SDLC
11 26 (11.87%) Acceptance Criteria
12 22 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (9.59%) Project Management
13 21 (9.59%) Wireframes
14 19 (8.68%) ERP
14 19 (8.68%) Migration
15 16 (7.31%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.96%) SQL
2 6 (2.74%) X++
3 5 (2.28%) Java
4 2 (0.91%) C
4 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.46%) C#
5 1 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.46%) Python
5 1 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (11.42%) Degree
2 12 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.11%) ISEB
5 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.37%) IIBA
6 3 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.46%) AAT
8 1 (0.46%) ACCA
8 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) CBAP
8 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.11%) QA
1 9 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (3.20%) PMO
3 4 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 35 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.39%) SAP
3 7 (3.20%) Oracle
4 5 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.91%) Adobe
5 2 (0.91%) Cognizant
5 2 (0.91%) hybris
5 2 (0.91%) Xceptor
6 1 (0.46%) Ariba
6 1 (0.46%) ATG
6 1 (0.46%) Capita
6 1 (0.46%) Civica
6 1 (0.46%) Concur
6 1 (0.46%) Sparx
6 1 (0.46%) Talend
6 1 (0.46%) Twitter