Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £40,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 25 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
England > South West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 82 85
Rank change year-on-year -19 +3 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 331 397 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.25% 3.64% 3.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 3.75% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 272 342 316
South West median annual salary £40,750 £43,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.23% +3.61% -2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £58,125
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 9945 10573 11521
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.55% 96.96% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8233 8921 9767
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 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
Bristol -16 147 £42,500 - 14
Gloucestershire +22 56 £40,000 -5.88%
Wiltshire -15 48 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Dorset +17 45 £40,000 +0.63% 5
Somerset -47 22 £46,250 -7.50% 5
Devon +22 12 £40,000 - 2
Cornwall +4 3 £42,500 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 177 (53.47%) Business Analysis
2 173 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (44.41%) Finance
4 83 (25.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (18.13%) Project Management
5 60 (18.13%) SDLC
6 58 (17.52%) Scrum
7 53 (16.01%) Analytical Skills
8 50 (15.11%) User Stories
9 42 (12.69%) Waterfall
10 38 (11.48%) SQL
11 30 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (9.06%) ISEB
12 27 (8.16%) Use Case
13 25 (7.55%) Degree
13 25 (7.55%) QA
13 25 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
14 24 (7.25%) Workflow
15 23 (6.95%) Marketing
15 23 (6.95%) Test Management
16 22 (6.65%) Manufacturing
16 22 (6.65%) Acceptance Criteria
17 21 (6.34%) Fintech
17 21 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (6.34%) UML
17 21 (6.34%) Test Automation
18 20 (6.04%) Wealth Management
19 19 (5.74%) Retail
19 19 (5.74%) Systems Analysis
20 18 (5.44%) Back Office

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 3 (0.91%) Confluence
2 2 (0.60%) CMS
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.30%) IIS
3 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (3.63%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.51%) Oracle ASCP
4 4 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.60%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.32%) FTP
2 4 (1.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.21%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.30%) Power BI
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (3.63%) JIRA
2 3 (0.91%) Axure RP
2 3 (0.91%) Selenium
2 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.60%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.30%) ERwin
4 1 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.30%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.30%) TestRail
4 1 (0.30%) Toad
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 147 (44.41%) Finance
2 23 (6.95%) Marketing
3 22 (6.65%) Manufacturing
4 19 (5.74%) Retail
5 18 (5.44%) Back Office
6 14 (4.23%) Legal
7 13 (3.93%) Banking
7 13 (3.93%) Telecoms
8 11 (3.32%) Electronics
9 9 (2.72%) Front Office
10 5 (1.51%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.21%) Law
12 3 (0.91%) Billing
13 2 (0.60%) Military
14 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.32%) XML
2 10 (3.02%) .NET
3 2 (0.60%) Tapestry
4 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.30%) HTML
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.01%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.34%) Fintech
3 17 (5.14%) Derivative
3 17 (5.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (5.14%) OTC Derivatives
4 12 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.02%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.42%) User Experience
7 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.60%) FMCG
8 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (53.47%) Business Analysis
2 173 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (25.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (18.13%) Project Management
4 60 (18.13%) SDLC
5 58 (17.52%) Scrum
6 50 (15.11%) User Stories
7 42 (12.69%) Waterfall
8 30 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (8.16%) Use Case
10 25 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
11 24 (7.25%) Workflow
12 23 (6.95%) Test Management
13 22 (6.65%) Acceptance Criteria
14 21 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (6.34%) Test Automation
14 21 (6.34%) UML
15 20 (6.04%) Wealth Management
16 19 (5.74%) Systems Analysis
17 18 (5.44%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.48%) SQL
2 5 (1.51%) PL/SQL
2 5 (1.51%) VB
3 3 (0.91%) C
3 3 (0.91%) C#
4 2 (0.60%) Java
5 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.30%) sed
Qualifications
1 30 (9.06%) ISEB
2 25 (7.55%) Degree
3 15 (4.53%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.21%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.60%) ACCA
7 2 (0.60%) CIMA
8 1 (0.30%) IIBA
8 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.55%) QA
2 6 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.21%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (5.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.23%) SAP
3 11 (3.32%) Oracle
4 2 (0.60%) Epicor
4 2 (0.60%) Infor
4 2 (0.60%) JD Edwards
4 2 (0.60%) Sage
5 1 (0.30%) Google
5 1 (0.30%) Sitecore