Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 82 104
Rank change year-on-year -29 +22 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 300 385 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.93% 3.70% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 3.82% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 250 320 284
South West median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £55,000 £60,221
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 9,917 10,090 11,334
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.00% 96.95% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8,171 8,461 9,531
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -10 143 £40,000 -9.09% 18
Dorset -4 51 £40,000 -4.76% 6
Wiltshire -33 36 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Gloucestershire +8 33 £40,000 -6.98% 6
Somerset -17 26 £50,000 - 4
Devon +8 3 £57,500 +53.33% 2
Cornwall -20 1 £27,500 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 148 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (48.00%) Business Analysis
3 136 (45.33%) Finance
4 75 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (18.67%) User Stories
6 50 (16.67%) Scrum
7 46 (15.33%) Waterfall
8 43 (14.33%) SDLC
9 38 (12.67%) Project Management
10 36 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 35 (11.67%) SQL
12 27 (9.00%) ISEB
13 26 (8.67%) Banking
14 25 (8.33%) Degree
15 24 (8.00%) Retail
15 24 (8.00%) ERP
16 22 (7.33%) Workflow
17 21 (7.00%) Microsoft
17 21 (7.00%) Oracle
18 20 (6.67%) QA
19 19 (6.33%) Use Case
19 19 (6.33%) Test Management
19 19 (6.33%) Test Automation
19 19 (6.33%) Process Improvement
19 19 (6.33%) MS Visio
19 19 (6.33%) Law
20 18 (6.00%) JIRA
20 18 (6.00%) Marketing
21 17 (5.67%) Scenario Testing
21 17 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement

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 (1.00%) Confluence
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.33%) CMS
3 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (6.33%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (4.67%) Oracle ASCP
3 12 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (2.67%) Magento
5 8 (2.67%) Shopify
6 7 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (2.33%) Oracle SCM
7 4 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.67%) SaaS
2 8 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.33%) Slack
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) FTP
2 1 (0.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.67%) Big Data
4 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (6.00%) JIRA
2 8 (2.67%) Toad
3 3 (1.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.00%) Selenium
3 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.00%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.33%) RequisitePro
General
1 136 (45.33%) Finance
2 26 (8.67%) Banking
3 24 (8.00%) Retail
4 19 (6.33%) Law
5 18 (6.00%) Marketing
6 17 (5.67%) Legal
7 15 (5.00%) Back Office
8 14 (4.67%) Manufacturing
9 13 (4.33%) Telecoms
10 7 (2.33%) Billing
10 7 (2.33%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.67%) Front Office
12 4 (1.33%) Advertising
13 3 (1.00%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.33%) Automotive
14 1 (0.33%) Electronics
14 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.00%) XML
2 2 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.33%) .NET
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.00%) Derivative
2 15 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (5.00%) OTC Derivatives
3 11 (3.67%) User Experience
4 9 (3.00%) Fintech
5 8 (2.67%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.67%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.67%) FMCG
8 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (48.00%) Business Analysis
3 75 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 56 (18.67%) User Stories
5 50 (16.67%) Scrum
6 46 (15.33%) Waterfall
7 43 (14.33%) SDLC
8 38 (12.67%) Project Management
9 24 (8.00%) ERP
10 22 (7.33%) Workflow
11 19 (6.33%) Process Improvement
11 19 (6.33%) Test Automation
11 19 (6.33%) Test Management
11 19 (6.33%) Use Case
12 17 (5.67%) Coaching
12 17 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (5.67%) Scenario Testing
13 16 (5.33%) Requirements Analysis
14 14 (4.67%) Analytics
14 14 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.67%) SQL
2 6 (2.00%) C
3 5 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (9.00%) ISEB
2 25 (8.33%) Degree
3 15 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.00%) IIBA
5 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.67%) ACCA
7 2 (0.67%) CIMA
7 2 (0.67%) CITP
8 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.33%) PMP
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.67%) QA
2 11 (3.67%) PMO
3 6 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.33%) GDPR
5 2 (0.67%) MiFID
6 1 (0.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (7.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (7.00%) Oracle
2 6 (2.00%) SAP
3 2 (0.67%) Epicor
3 2 (0.67%) Infor
3 2 (0.67%) JD Edwards
3 2 (0.67%) Sage
4 1 (0.33%) Capita
4 1 (0.33%) Google
4 1 (0.33%) Sitecore