Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 99 88
Rank change year-on-year -15 -11 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 254 332 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.53% 3.24% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 3.32% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 201 273 328
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -6.98% +1.18%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,750 £57,875
England 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 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 9,678 10,003 10,396
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 97.55% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7,803 8,286 8,768
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,625 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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
Bristol -39 79 £45,000 +6.51% 9
Wiltshire +20 73 £40,000 -15.79% 6
Gloucestershire +4 39 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Dorset -16 30 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Somerset +22 21 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Devon +6 7 £33,750 -15.63% 4
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 South West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 143 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (53.54%) Business Analysis
3 116 (45.67%) Finance
4 97 (38.19%) Analytical Skills
5 95 (37.40%) Waterfall
6 79 (31.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (18.90%) Security Cleared
8 38 (14.96%) Data Analysis
9 36 (14.17%) UML
9 36 (14.17%) ArchiMate
10 34 (13.39%) SDLC
10 34 (13.39%) Data Modelling
10 34 (13.39%) Business Process Modelling
11 33 (12.99%) Migration
12 31 (12.20%) Degree
13 29 (11.42%) Data Migration
13 29 (11.42%) Project Management
13 29 (11.42%) Prototyping
14 28 (11.02%) Microsoft
14 28 (11.02%) Use Case
15 27 (10.63%) Workshop Facilitation
16 26 (10.24%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (9.06%) Coaching
18 21 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
18 21 (8.27%) Scrum
19 19 (7.48%) Marketing
19 19 (7.48%) SQL
20 17 (6.69%) Retail
21 16 (6.30%) SC Cleared

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 (2.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.51%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Magento
2 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.39%) Shopify
2 1 (0.39%) SmartPlant
2 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (2.76%) SaaS
2 5 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (1.57%) Office 365
4 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.39%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.54%) Big Data
2 7 (2.76%) Power BI
3 6 (2.36%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.57%) QlikView
6 3 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 13 (5.12%) JIRA
2 2 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 116 (45.67%) Finance
2 19 (7.48%) Marketing
3 17 (6.69%) Retail
4 15 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.12%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.15%) Legal
7 7 (2.76%) Banking
8 4 (1.57%) Billing
8 4 (1.57%) Electronics
9 3 (1.18%) Back Office
9 3 (1.18%) Law
10 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.79%) Military
10 2 (0.79%) Publishing
11 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.94%) HTML
2 7 (2.76%) Apache Flex
3 2 (0.79%) .NET
3 2 (0.79%) CSS
3 2 (0.79%) XML
4 1 (0.39%) EDI
4 1 (0.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 97 (38.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.33%) User Experience
3 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.97%) Life Science
5 3 (1.18%) Renewable Energy
5 3 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.39%) EPoS
6 1 (0.39%) FMCG
6 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.39%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.94%) Windows
2 1 (0.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (53.54%) Business Analysis
3 95 (37.40%) Waterfall
4 79 (31.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (14.96%) Data Analysis
6 36 (14.17%) ArchiMate
6 36 (14.17%) UML
7 34 (13.39%) Business Process Modelling
7 34 (13.39%) Data Modelling
7 34 (13.39%) SDLC
8 33 (12.99%) Migration
9 29 (11.42%) Data Migration
9 29 (11.42%) Project Management
9 29 (11.42%) Prototyping
10 28 (11.02%) Use Case
11 27 (10.63%) Workshop Facilitation
12 26 (10.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (9.06%) Coaching
14 21 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (8.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.48%) SQL
2 15 (5.91%) C
3 10 (3.94%) C#
4 5 (1.97%) R
5 4 (1.57%) Python
6 3 (1.18%) Java
7 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (18.90%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.20%) Degree
3 16 (6.30%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.51%) ISEB
5 9 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.76%) CITP
6 7 (2.76%) IIBA
7 6 (2.36%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.97%) GDPR
1 5 (1.97%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 2 (0.79%) PMO
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.79%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 28 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.33%) SAP
3 4 (1.57%) Cognos
4 3 (1.18%) Oracle
5 2 (0.79%) Baan
5 2 (0.79%) PTC
6 1 (0.39%) Alibaba
6 1 (0.39%) Epicor
6 1 (0.39%) IBM
6 1 (0.39%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.39%) PayPal