Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 88 83
Rank change year-on-year -34 -5 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 273 361 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.62% 3.53% 3.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 3.62% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 234 298 354
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,000 £55,000 £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 10,080 9,969 10,596
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 97.53% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8,369 8,291 8,950
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -26 98 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Wiltshire -6 60 £42,500 - 3
Dorset -17 42 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Gloucestershire -27 36 £45,000 +16.13% 5
Somerset +43 30 £43,500 +16.00% 2
Devon +9 6 £32,500 -16.13% 3
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 151 (55.31%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (51.28%) Business Analysis
3 132 (48.35%) Finance
4 91 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (32.23%) Waterfall
6 78 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (16.48%) SDLC
8 39 (14.29%) Scrum
9 32 (11.72%) Security Cleared
10 30 (10.99%) Project Management
11 29 (10.62%) Degree
12 27 (9.89%) Marketing
13 24 (8.79%) User Stories
13 24 (8.79%) Data Modelling
14 22 (8.06%) ArchiMate
15 21 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (7.69%) QA
15 21 (7.69%) Data Analysis
16 20 (7.33%) UML
17 19 (6.96%) C
17 19 (6.96%) ISEB
18 18 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (6.59%) SQL
18 18 (6.59%) SAP
18 18 (6.59%) Windows
18 18 (6.59%) Business Process Modelling
19 17 (6.23%) Retail
20 16 (5.86%) Continuous Improvement
20 16 (5.86%) Coaching
21 15 (5.49%) JIRA

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 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.73%) Confluence
3 1 (0.37%) CMS
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (2.93%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.10%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.37%) Shopify
3 1 (0.37%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.30%) SaaS
2 4 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.10%) Slack
4 2 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.37%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.37%) Boomi
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.37%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.73%) SMS
2 1 (0.37%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.40%) Big Data
2 6 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.83%) QlikView
4 2 (0.73%) Power BI
4 2 (0.73%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.37%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.49%) JIRA
2 2 (0.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.37%) Subversion
3 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (48.35%) Finance
2 27 (9.89%) Marketing
3 17 (6.23%) Retail
4 12 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.03%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.30%) Law
6 9 (3.30%) Legal
7 8 (2.93%) Banking
8 5 (1.83%) Electronics
9 2 (0.73%) Back Office
9 2 (0.73%) Billing
9 2 (0.73%) Military
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.56%) HTML
2 5 (1.83%) .NET
3 4 (1.47%) XML
4 2 (0.73%) Gherkin
4 2 (0.73%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) Ajax
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) EDI
5 1 (0.37%) HTML5
5 1 (0.37%) jQuery
5 1 (0.37%) React
5 1 (0.37%) REST
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.93%) User Experience
4 6 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.10%) Fintech
6 3 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.73%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.73%) FMCG
7 2 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.37%) EPoS
8 1 (0.37%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.37%) PMI
8 1 (0.37%) Social Media
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.59%) Windows
2 1 (0.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (55.31%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (51.28%) Business Analysis
3 91 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (32.23%) Waterfall
5 45 (16.48%) SDLC
6 39 (14.29%) Scrum
7 30 (10.99%) Project Management
8 24 (8.79%) Data Modelling
8 24 (8.79%) User Stories
9 22 (8.06%) ArchiMate
10 21 (7.69%) Data Analysis
10 21 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (7.33%) UML
12 18 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (6.59%) Business Process Modelling
13 16 (5.86%) Coaching
13 16 (5.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (5.49%) Process Management
15 14 (5.13%) ERP
16 13 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.96%) C
2 18 (6.59%) SQL
3 6 (2.20%) C#
4 2 (0.73%) Java
4 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.73%) Python
5 1 (0.37%) PHP
5 1 (0.37%) R
5 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.62%) Degree
3 19 (6.96%) ISEB
4 12 (4.40%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.66%) CITP
5 10 (3.66%) IIBA
6 7 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.73%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.37%) CBAP
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (1.83%) GDPR
3 3 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.73%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 1 (0.37%) EMIR
5 1 (0.37%) MiFID
5 1 (0.37%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 18 (6.59%) SAP
2 14 (5.13%) Capita
3 11 (4.03%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.20%) Cognos
5 5 (1.83%) Oracle
6 2 (0.73%) Baan
6 2 (0.73%) hybris
6 2 (0.73%) JDA
6 2 (0.73%) PTC
6 2 (0.73%) Tableau
7 1 (0.37%) Alibaba
7 1 (0.37%) Dell
7 1 (0.37%) Epicor
7 1 (0.37%) IBM
7 1 (0.37%) PayPal
7 1 (0.37%) Pegasus