Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 83 88
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 315 372 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.94% 3.61% 3.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 3.72% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 285 313 339
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £33,403 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,625 £57,500
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 10,349 10,003 10,728
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 96.96% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8,622 8,328 8,975
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -4 130 £45,000 - 13
Dorset -11 58 £40,000 -2.68% 3
Gloucestershire -19 41 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wiltshire -38 39 £42,500 - 2
Somerset +29 35 £46,250 +23.33%
Devon -4 5 £34,520 -1.37% 1
Cornwall -17 1 £27,500 +10.00%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 154 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
1 154 (48.89%) Business Analysis
2 130 (41.27%) Finance
3 101 (32.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (20.63%) Scrum
4 65 (20.63%) Waterfall
5 59 (18.73%) User Stories
6 57 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
7 52 (16.51%) SDLC
8 37 (11.75%) QA
9 36 (11.43%) Project Management
10 32 (10.16%) ISEB
11 29 (9.21%) Degree
12 28 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (7.94%) Marketing
14 24 (7.62%) SQL
15 23 (7.30%) Retail
16 22 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
17 21 (6.67%) Coaching
18 20 (6.35%) Security Cleared
19 19 (6.03%) ERP
20 18 (5.71%) Data Modelling
20 18 (5.71%) Process Management
21 17 (5.40%) Law
21 17 (5.40%) User Acceptance Testing
22 16 (5.08%) SAP
22 16 (5.08%) Software Delivery
23 15 (4.76%) C
23 15 (4.76%) UML
23 15 (4.76%) Microsoft

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 2 (0.63%) Confluence
2 1 (0.32%) CMS
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 13 (4.13%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.90%) Magento
2 6 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.90%) Shopify
3 5 (1.59%) Oracle ASCP
4 3 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle SCM
5 2 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.81%) SaaS
2 8 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.90%) Slack
4 3 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.32%) Boomi
5 1 (0.32%) Force.com
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.54%) Big Data
2 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.32%) QlikView
6 1 (0.32%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 13 (4.13%) JIRA
2 4 (1.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (1.27%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.27%) SpecFlow
2 4 (1.27%) Toad
3 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 130 (41.27%) Finance
2 25 (7.94%) Marketing
3 23 (7.30%) Retail
4 17 (5.40%) Law
5 15 (4.76%) Banking
6 11 (3.49%) Legal
6 11 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.17%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.27%) Advertising
8 4 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.95%) Electronics
10 2 (0.63%) Automotive
10 2 (0.63%) Billing
10 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.90%) .NET
2 3 (0.95%) XML
3 2 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.63%) Gherkin
3 2 (0.63%) HTML
3 2 (0.63%) Web Services
4 1 (0.32%) Ajax
4 1 (0.32%) CSS
4 1 (0.32%) HTML5
4 1 (0.32%) jQuery
4 1 (0.32%) Mason
4 1 (0.32%) REST
4 1 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.13%) User Experience
3 12 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.59%) FMCG
5 4 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.27%) Fintech
5 4 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.27%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.32%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.32%) NHS
7 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
1 154 (48.89%) Business Analysis
2 101 (32.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 65 (20.63%) Scrum
3 65 (20.63%) Waterfall
4 59 (18.73%) User Stories
5 52 (16.51%) SDLC
6 36 (11.43%) Project Management
7 28 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (6.67%) Coaching
10 19 (6.03%) ERP
11 18 (5.71%) Data Modelling
11 18 (5.71%) Process Management
12 17 (5.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (5.08%) Software Delivery
14 15 (4.76%) UML
15 14 (4.44%) Collaborative Working
15 14 (4.44%) Process Improvement
16 13 (4.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.62%) SQL
2 15 (4.76%) C
3 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.32%) C#
4 1 (0.32%) PHP
4 1 (0.32%) Python
4 1 (0.32%) R
4 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (10.16%) ISEB
2 29 (9.21%) Degree
3 20 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.49%) IIBA
5 8 (2.54%) CITP
5 8 (2.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.32%) CBAP
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PMP
8 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.75%) QA
2 6 (1.90%) PMO
3 3 (0.95%) GDPR
3 3 (0.95%) MiFID
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) EMIR
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (5.08%) SAP
2 15 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.17%) Capita
4 8 (2.54%) Oracle
5 2 (0.63%) Cognos
5 2 (0.63%) hybris
5 2 (0.63%) JDA
5 2 (0.63%) Tableau
6 1 (0.32%) Dell
6 1 (0.32%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com