Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 79 88
Rank change year-on-year -25 +9 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 329 404 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.21% 3.69% 3.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 3.81% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 269 354 317
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.94% -7.43%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £59,250
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 10013 10607 11545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.56% 96.99% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8306 8964 9778
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 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 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 18 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 -14 146 £42,500 - 9
Gloucestershire +29 60 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire -27 46 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Dorset +14 44 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Somerset -50 21 £43,000 -9.47% 4
Devon +28 11 £40,000 -
Cornwall +5 4 £42,500 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 176 (53.50%) Business Analysis
2 172 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (44.68%) Finance
4 81 (24.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (18.84%) Project Management
6 60 (18.24%) SDLC
7 57 (17.33%) Scrum
8 56 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (15.50%) User Stories
10 44 (13.37%) Waterfall
11 36 (10.94%) SQL
12 32 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (9.12%) ISEB
14 27 (8.21%) Use Case
15 25 (7.60%) QA
16 24 (7.29%) Marketing
16 24 (7.29%) Requirements Analysis
16 24 (7.29%) Degree
16 24 (7.29%) Workflow
17 22 (6.69%) UML
17 22 (6.69%) Acceptance Criteria
18 21 (6.38%) Fintech
18 21 (6.38%) Manufacturing
19 20 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (6.08%) Wealth Management
19 20 (6.08%) Test Management
20 19 (5.78%) Systems Analysis
21 18 (5.47%) Retail
21 18 (5.47%) Microsoft
21 18 (5.47%) Kanban

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 (0.61%) CMS
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.30%) IIS
3 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (3.95%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.61%) 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 (3.34%) FTP
2 4 (1.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.91%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.30%) Power BI
4 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (3.34%) JIRA
2 4 (1.22%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.61%) Selenium
5 1 (0.30%) ERwin
5 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.30%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.30%) TestRail
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 147 (44.68%) Finance
2 24 (7.29%) Marketing
3 21 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 18 (5.47%) Retail
5 16 (4.86%) Back Office
6 14 (4.26%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.65%) Banking
7 12 (3.65%) Electronics
7 12 (3.65%) Legal
8 9 (2.74%) Front Office
9 4 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Billing
10 2 (0.61%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.34%) XML
2 10 (3.04%) .NET
3 2 (0.61%) 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 56 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.38%) Fintech
3 15 (4.56%) Derivative
3 15 (4.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (4.56%) OTC Derivatives
4 14 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.04%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.43%) User Experience
7 4 (1.22%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.61%) FMCG
9 2 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (53.50%) Business Analysis
2 172 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (24.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (18.84%) Project Management
5 60 (18.24%) SDLC
6 57 (17.33%) Scrum
7 51 (15.50%) User Stories
8 44 (13.37%) Waterfall
9 32 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (8.21%) Use Case
11 24 (7.29%) Requirements Analysis
11 24 (7.29%) Workflow
12 22 (6.69%) Acceptance Criteria
12 22 (6.69%) UML
13 20 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (6.08%) Test Management
13 20 (6.08%) Wealth Management
14 19 (5.78%) Systems Analysis
15 18 (5.47%) Kanban
15 18 (5.47%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.94%) SQL
2 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
2 5 (1.52%) VB
3 4 (1.22%) C
4 3 (0.91%) C#
5 2 (0.61%) Java
6 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.30%) sed
Qualifications
1 30 (9.12%) ISEB
2 24 (7.29%) Degree
3 16 (4.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ACCA
7 1 (0.30%) CIMA
7 1 (0.30%) IIBA
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.60%) QA
2 6 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.91%) 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 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (5.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.26%) SAP
3 7 (2.13%) Oracle
4 1 (0.30%) Epicor
4 1 (0.30%) Google
4 1 (0.30%) Infor
4 1 (0.30%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.30%) Sage
4 1 (0.30%) Sitecore