Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 18 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 35 37
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 59 134 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.23% 6.14% 5.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 6.26% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 59 135 139
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £42,750 £52,300 £42,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,737 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.82% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1369 2140 2400
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.21% 98.03% 98.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1219 1917 2060
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,529 £55,250 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in South Wales

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in South Wales

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in South Wales

Business Analyst
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 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
Cardiff -14 25 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Newport -17 18 £39,000 -2.50%
Caerphilly - 11 £40,000 -
Torfaen +6 3 £33,500 -22.99%
Bridgend +8 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Neath Port Talbot +1 1 £33,500 -10.67%
Gwent - 1 £34,000 -
Business Analyst
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 South Wales region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 29 (49.15%) Business Analysis
2 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (42.37%) Finance
4 17 (28.81%) Degree
5 15 (25.42%) SDLC
6 14 (23.73%) UML
7 13 (22.03%) Project Management
8 12 (20.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (18.64%) Waterfall
10 10 (16.95%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (16.95%) Relational Database
10 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.95%) Mathematics
10 10 (16.95%) ISEB
10 10 (16.95%) SAP
10 10 (16.95%) Financial Institution
10 10 (16.95%) Contingency Planning
10 10 (16.95%) Scenario Testing
11 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.56%) Advertising
12 8 (13.56%) Scrum
12 8 (13.56%) Use Case
12 8 (13.56%) BPMN
12 8 (13.56%) CBAP
13 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (11.86%) ERP
13 7 (11.86%) IIBA
14 6 (10.17%) Data Modelling
14 6 (10.17%) Data Structures

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.69%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.69%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.69%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.69%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.69%) RequisitePro
General
1 25 (42.37%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Financial Institution
3 8 (13.56%) Advertising
4 5 (8.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.69%) Fintech
5 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) Business Analysis
2 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.42%) SDLC
4 14 (23.73%) UML
5 13 (22.03%) Project Management
6 12 (20.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (18.64%) Waterfall
8 10 (16.95%) Contingency Planning
8 10 (16.95%) Mathematics
8 10 (16.95%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (16.95%) Scenario Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
9 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (13.56%) BPMN
10 8 (13.56%) Scrum
10 8 (13.56%) Use Case
11 7 (11.86%) ERP
12 6 (10.17%) Data Modelling
13 5 (8.47%) User Stories
14 4 (6.78%) Business Process Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) ABAP
2 3 (5.08%) Java
2 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) VBA
3 2 (3.39%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) Degree
2 10 (16.95%) ISEB
3 8 (13.56%) CBAP
4 7 (11.86%) IIBA
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) SAP
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) JD Edwards
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Sage
4 1 (1.69%) Guidewire