Period
to 21 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 112 81
Rank change year-on-year +5 -31 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 280 309 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.79% 2.96% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 3.06% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 214 264 338
South West median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £32,075 £32,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £69,625 £55,000
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 9,659 10,104 9,844
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.94% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,708 8,319 8,248
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,700 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.40% +5.26% -

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 -19 92 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Wiltshire +19 65 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Gloucestershire +19 44 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Somerset +11 34 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Dorset -27 27 £40,000 -
Devon +6 12 £32,500 -36.59% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 153 (54.64%) Business Analysis
2 137 (48.93%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (29.29%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (28.93%) Finance
5 58 (20.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 53 (18.93%) Waterfall
7 51 (18.21%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (17.50%) Scrum
9 42 (15.00%) User Stories
10 40 (14.29%) Project Management
11 38 (13.57%) Microsoft Office
12 37 (13.21%) Microsoft
13 36 (12.86%) Security Cleared
14 33 (11.79%) Degree
14 33 (11.79%) Use Case
15 31 (11.07%) SDLC
16 29 (10.36%) MS Visio
17 27 (9.64%) Workshop Facilitation
17 27 (9.64%) Business Process Modelling
18 26 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (9.29%) UML
18 26 (9.29%) Migration
19 24 (8.57%) Retail
19 24 (8.57%) Data Analysis
19 24 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
20 22 (7.86%) Data Modelling
21 21 (7.50%) Marketing
22 20 (7.14%) SQL
23 19 (6.79%) Prototyping
23 19 (6.79%) ArchiMate

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 8 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.36%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (13.57%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (10.36%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.07%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.07%) Movex
3 1 (0.36%) BASE24
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.36%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.86%) Office 365
3 6 (2.14%) SaaS
4 5 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.71%) Internet
2 1 (0.36%) ATM
2 1 (0.36%) Broadband
2 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.14%) Big Data
1 6 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (2.14%) Power BI
1 6 (2.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.36%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 11 (3.93%) JIRA
2 3 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (28.93%) Finance
2 24 (8.57%) Retail
3 21 (7.50%) Marketing
4 19 (6.79%) Telecoms
5 15 (5.36%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.86%) Electronics
7 6 (2.14%) Legal
8 5 (1.79%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.79%) Publishing
9 4 (1.43%) Billing
9 4 (1.43%) Local Government
10 3 (1.07%) Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Automotive
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.36%) Front Office
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.21%) XML
2 7 (2.50%) Apache Flex
3 5 (1.79%) HTML
4 2 (0.71%) CSS
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) JFC
5 1 (0.36%) JSON
5 1 (0.36%) Velocity
5 1 (0.36%) Web Services
5 1 (0.36%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 82 (29.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.00%) User Experience
3 11 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.14%) Life Science
5 3 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.07%) Renewable Energy
5 3 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.71%) EPoS
6 2 (0.71%) Fintech
6 2 (0.71%) FMCG
6 2 (0.71%) Internet of Things
6 2 (0.71%) Social Media
7 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.36%) IVR
7 1 (0.36%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.07%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (54.64%) Business Analysis
2 137 (48.93%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (20.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (18.93%) Waterfall
5 51 (18.21%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (17.50%) Scrum
7 42 (15.00%) User Stories
8 40 (14.29%) Project Management
9 33 (11.79%) Use Case
10 31 (11.07%) SDLC
11 27 (9.64%) Business Process Modelling
11 27 (9.64%) Workshop Facilitation
12 26 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (9.29%) Migration
12 26 (9.29%) UML
13 24 (8.57%) Data Analysis
13 24 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (7.86%) Data Modelling
15 19 (6.79%) ArchiMate
15 19 (6.79%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.14%) SQL
2 15 (5.36%) C
3 6 (2.14%) C#
4 5 (1.79%) R
5 3 (1.07%) Java
5 3 (1.07%) Python
6 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.71%) SAPscript
6 2 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.79%) Degree
3 15 (5.36%) ISEB
4 14 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.79%) IIBA
7 3 (1.07%) CBAP
8 2 (0.71%) CITP
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.07%) PMO
2 2 (0.71%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) GxP
Vendors
1 37 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.79%) SAP
3 5 (1.79%) hybris
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle
4 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe
5 1 (0.36%) ATG
5 1 (0.36%) Civica
5 1 (0.36%) Genesys
5 1 (0.36%) IBM
5 1 (0.36%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (0.36%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.36%) OpenText