Period
to 27 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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 West
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 95 109
Rank change year-on-year -24 +14 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 132 313 324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 2.27% 3.20% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 3.31% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 114 237 308
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,150 £33,407
90th Percentile £63,000 £58,000 £59,125
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,644 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.66% +3.29% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,545 9,463 10,350
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 96.71% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,510 7,518 8,573
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,515 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.85% +0.03% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the South West

Business Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. 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
Bristol -7 56 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Wiltshire +18 26 £45,000 -5.26%
Gloucestershire +2 23 £57,500 +27.78% 1
Dorset +37 15 £45,000 +17.26%
Somerset -13 6 - -
Devon -2 4 - -
Cornwall +7 2 £50,000 +53.85%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 73 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (42.42%) Business Analysis
3 43 (32.58%) Finance
4 35 (26.52%) User Stories
5 34 (25.76%) Security Cleared
6 32 (24.24%) Requirements Gathering
7 25 (18.94%) Scrum
8 24 (18.18%) Data Modelling
9 21 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (15.91%) Waterfall
9 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (15.15%) Project Management
10 20 (15.15%) DV Cleared
10 20 (15.15%) Degree
11 19 (14.39%) SQL
11 19 (14.39%) User Experience
12 17 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (12.88%) Use Case
13 16 (12.12%) Software Engineering
13 16 (12.12%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (11.36%) Project Delivery
14 15 (11.36%) Analytics
14 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
15 14 (10.61%) C
15 14 (10.61%) UML
15 14 (10.61%) Migration
16 12 (9.09%) SDLC
16 12 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (8.33%) Data Governance
17 11 (8.33%) Management Information System

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.52%) Confluence
3 1 (0.76%) CMS
3 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Azure
1 4 (3.03%) Office 365
2 2 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (1.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.76%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.79%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (3.79%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (3.79%) GIS
3 3 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (0.76%) Power BI
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.30%) JIRA
2 5 (3.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 43 (32.58%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.30%) Retail
4 6 (4.55%) Legal
5 5 (3.79%) Police
6 4 (3.03%) Marketing
6 4 (3.03%) Military
7 3 (2.27%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.52%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.52%) Banking
8 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.76%) Advertising
9 1 (0.76%) Electronics
9 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.03%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (14.39%) User Experience
3 16 (12.12%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.79%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.76%) iPhone
7 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.52%) Windows
2 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (42.42%) Business Analysis
3 35 (26.52%) User Stories
4 32 (24.24%) Requirements Gathering
5 25 (18.94%) Scrum
6 24 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 21 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (15.91%) Waterfall
8 20 (15.15%) Project Management
9 17 (12.88%) Use Case
9 17 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (12.12%) Software Engineering
11 15 (11.36%) Analytics
11 15 (11.36%) Project Delivery
12 14 (10.61%) Migration
12 14 (10.61%) UML
13 12 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (9.09%) SDLC
14 11 (8.33%) Data Governance
15 10 (7.58%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.39%) SQL
2 14 (10.61%) C
3 1 (0.76%) C#
3 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (25.76%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.15%) Degree
2 20 (15.15%) DV Cleared
3 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.82%) ISEB
5 8 (6.06%) IIBA
6 7 (5.30%) CBAP
7 3 (2.27%) AAT
7 3 (2.27%) CCAB
8 2 (1.52%) CISA
8 2 (1.52%) CISM
8 2 (1.52%) CISSP
8 2 (1.52%) CRISC
8 2 (1.52%) MBA
8 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) QA
2 5 (3.79%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.55%) Cognos
3 5 (3.79%) SAP
4 4 (3.03%) ForgeRock
4 4 (3.03%) NetIQ
4 4 (3.03%) Oracle
5 3 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.52%) Remedy
7 1 (0.76%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.76%) Okta
7 1 (0.76%) Samsung
7 1 (0.76%) Sitecore