Period
to 25 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 6 months to 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 169 123
Rank change year-on-year +4 -46 -14
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 2,433 1,456 3,956
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 2.06% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.23% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,879 1,174 2,903
10th Percentile £37,250 £37,500 £34,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,175 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.32% +10.35% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £73,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £97,125 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 105,085 65,366 133,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.45% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 71,668 52,888 106,318
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Business Analysis.

Salary trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analysis over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 25 July 2021. 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
England +8 2,199 £55,000 -4.35% 257
UK excluding London +46 1,265 £47,500 - 178
London -45 1,031 £62,500 -3.85% 94
Work from Home -13 440 £55,000 - 42
South East +6 348 £52,500 +7.14% 53
North of England +29 317 £45,000 -7.69% 53
Midlands +62 281 £47,500 -5.00% 31
North West +23 185 £47,500 -7.32% 27
West Midlands +28 162 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Yorkshire +11 120 £42,500 -10.53% 22
East Midlands +48 119 £50,000 +17.65% 8
South West -42 118 £45,000 - 17
Scotland -9 83 £48,000 +6.67% 14
East of England +14 81 £50,000 - 6
Wales +3 35 £43,000 +7.50% 2
North East -17 14 £45,000 -3.23% 4
Northern Ireland -27 9 £36,250 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, IT jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1,215 (49.94%) Agile Software Development
2 872 (35.84%) Finance
3 817 (33.58%) Social Skills
4 560 (23.02%) Project Management
5 487 (20.02%) Requirements Gathering
6 466 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
7 453 (18.62%) SQL
8 448 (18.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 429 (17.63%) Analytical Skills
10 422 (17.34%) Scrum
11 341 (14.02%) Project Delivery
12 338 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
13 332 (13.65%) Microsoft
13 332 (13.65%) Waterfall
14 314 (12.91%) Degree
15 311 (12.78%) User Stories
16 298 (12.25%) Azure
17 293 (12.04%) Workshop Facilitation
18 275 (11.30%) Analytics
19 266 (10.93%) Power Platform
19 266 (10.93%) ERP
20 241 (9.91%) Power BI
21 238 (9.78%) SDLC
22 223 (9.17%) DevOps
23 198 (8.14%) Data Modelling
24 192 (7.89%) JIRA
25 191 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
26 189 (7.77%) Business Case
27 188 (7.73%) SQL Server
28 186 (7.64%) Migration

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 86 (3.53%) Confluence
2 62 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 17 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (0.62%) Apache
5 13 (0.53%) SAS
6 12 (0.49%) CMS
7 8 (0.33%) Drupal
7 8 (0.33%) Mendix
8 6 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.12%) IIS
10 3 (0.12%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.12%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.12%) WordPress
11 2 (0.082%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.082%) Liferay
11 2 (0.082%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.082%) TPMS
Applications
1 184 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 125 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (3.74%) MS Visio
4 54 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
7 15 (0.62%) Figma
7 15 (0.62%) InVision
7 15 (0.62%) Sketch
8 6 (0.25%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 59 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.56%) NetSuite
3 24 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.25%) iTrent
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.25%) Primavera
8 6 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.25%) thinkFolio
9 5 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.21%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 298 (12.25%) Azure
2 266 (10.93%) Power Platform
3 92 (3.78%) AWS
4 85 (3.49%) SaaS
5 84 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
6 53 (2.18%) Microsoft 365
7 43 (1.77%) PowerApps
8 39 (1.60%) Power Automate
9 34 (1.40%) GCP
10 24 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
11 22 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.66%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 15 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 15 (0.62%) Serverless
14 13 (0.53%) Snowflake
15 11 (0.45%) PaaS
16 10 (0.41%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.41%) Slack
17 8 (0.33%) Azure Logic Apps
17 8 (0.33%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.90%) SMS
2 16 (0.66%) Intranet
3 14 (0.58%) Internet
3 14 (0.58%) SSL
4 11 (0.45%) HTTP
5 5 (0.21%) LAN
5 5 (0.21%) SSH
6 4 (0.16%) Broadband
6 4 (0.16%) MQTT
6 4 (0.16%) Skype
6 4 (0.16%) WAN
6 4 (0.16%) WebEx
6 4 (0.16%) Wireless
7 3 (0.12%) Network Security
7 3 (0.12%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.082%) 5G
8 2 (0.082%) ADSL
8 2 (0.082%) MPLS
8 2 (0.082%) VPN
8 2 (0.082%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (9.91%) Power BI
2 191 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
3 188 (7.73%) SQL Server
4 105 (4.32%) Tableau
5 87 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 77 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 57 (2.34%) Big Data
9 48 (1.97%) Data Lake
10 45 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
12 24 (0.99%) Metadata
12 24 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 23 (0.95%) Hadoop
13 23 (0.95%) NoSQL
13 23 (0.95%) SQL Server 2019
14 22 (0.90%) GIS
15 18 (0.74%) Data Mining
15 18 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (0.70%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 192 (7.89%) JIRA
2 38 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.70%) Cucumber
5 16 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (0.53%) JMeter
7 10 (0.41%) Cypress.io
8 9 (0.37%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.33%) Bundler
9 8 (0.33%) Postman
10 7 (0.29%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.21%) JUnit
12 5 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.21%) REST Assured
12 5 (0.21%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.16%) Newman
13 4 (0.16%) TestCafe
13 4 (0.16%) WinAutomation
General
1 872 (35.84%) Finance
2 817 (33.58%) Social Skills
3 429 (17.63%) Analytical Skills
4 151 (6.21%) Presentation Skills
5 149 (6.12%) Influencing Skills
6 137 (5.63%) Law
6 137 (5.63%) Marketing
7 133 (5.47%) Banking
8 130 (5.34%) Public Sector
9 98 (4.03%) Retail
10 97 (3.99%) Manufacturing
11 93 (3.82%) Organisational Skills
12 73 (3.00%) Front Office
13 72 (2.96%) Legal
14 57 (2.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 54 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
16 38 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 33 (1.36%) Advertising
17 33 (1.36%) Telecoms
18 23 (0.95%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,319 (54.21%) Analyst
2 1,091 (44.84%) Business Analyst
3 209 (8.59%) Consultant
4 195 (8.01%) Developer
5 145 (5.96%) Project Manager
6 133 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
7 125 (5.14%) IT Analyst
8 116 (4.77%) Business IT Analyst
9 109 (4.48%) IT Business Analyst
10 98 (4.03%) Senior Business Analyst
11 91 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
12 83 (3.41%) Product Owner
13 77 (3.16%) Technical Business Analyst
14 76 (3.12%) Architect
15 65 (2.67%) Business Manager
16 64 (2.63%) Data Analyst
17 63 (2.59%) Financial Analyst
18 59 (2.42%) IT Manager
19 55 (2.26%) Agile Business Analyst
19 55 (2.26%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (4.40%) .NET
2 62 (2.55%) XML
3 50 (2.06%) HTML
4 38 (1.56%) CSS
5 36 (1.48%) REST
6 33 (1.36%) ASP.NET
7 31 (1.27%) Web Services
8 29 (1.19%) EDI
9 27 (1.11%) RESTful
10 25 (1.03%) JSON
11 23 (0.95%) Kafka
12 22 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (0.86%) MDX
14 20 (0.82%) React
15 19 (0.78%) jQuery
16 16 (0.66%) .NET Core
17 15 (0.62%) HTML5
18 14 (0.58%) Gherkin
18 14 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
18 14 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 174 (7.15%) User Experience
2 145 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 141 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
5 53 (2.18%) Reinsurance
6 50 (2.06%) Virtual Team
7 47 (1.93%) Derivative
8 43 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (1.64%) Equities
10 33 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
10 33 (1.36%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 30 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
13 29 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 28 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
14 28 (1.15%) PMI
15 27 (1.11%) Mobile App
16 25 (1.03%) FMCG
17 23 (0.95%) iPhone
18 21 (0.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (1.36%) Windows
2 31 (1.27%) Android
3 28 (1.15%) Linux
4 10 (0.41%) Unix
5 9 (0.37%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.16%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.041%) Solaris
7 1 (0.041%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,215 (49.94%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (23.02%) Project Management
3 487 (20.02%) Requirements Gathering
4 466 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
5 448 (18.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 422 (17.34%) Scrum
7 341 (14.02%) Project Delivery
8 338 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
9 332 (13.65%) Waterfall
10 311 (12.78%) User Stories
11 293 (12.04%) Workshop Facilitation
12 275 (11.30%) Analytics
13 266 (10.93%) ERP
14 238 (9.78%) SDLC
15 223 (9.17%) DevOps
16 198 (8.14%) Data Modelling
17 189 (7.77%) Business Case
18 186 (7.64%) Migration
19 172 (7.07%) PRINCE2
20 167 (6.86%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 453 (18.62%) SQL
2 106 (4.36%) Python
3 104 (4.27%) C
4 89 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 80 (3.29%) T-SQL
6 75 (3.08%) C#
7 74 (3.04%) Java
8 36 (1.48%) R
9 35 (1.44%) VBA
10 33 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 18 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 16 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.53%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.49%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.49%) TypeScript
15 11 (0.45%) C++
15 11 (0.45%) Scala
16 8 (0.33%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.33%) PHP
17 5 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 314 (12.91%) Degree
2 132 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 108 (4.44%) ISEB
4 96 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 51 (2.10%) DV Cleared
6 44 (1.81%) PMI Certification
7 30 (1.23%) IIBA
8 29 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (0.95%) CBAP
10 21 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
11 20 (0.82%) PMP
12 19 (0.78%) Master's Degree
13 15 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.41%) MBA
16 9 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 5 (0.21%) CISM
17 5 (0.21%) CISSP
17 5 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (6.25%) QA
2 76 (3.12%) Data Quality
3 74 (3.04%) PMO
4 39 (1.60%) GDPR
5 27 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (0.70%) MiFID
8 16 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (0.49%) Accessibility
10 11 (0.45%) NIST
11 9 (0.37%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.33%) NIST 800
12 8 (0.33%) SLA
13 6 (0.25%) EMIR
13 6 (0.25%) Good Clinical Practice
14 5 (0.21%) GxP
15 4 (0.16%) GRC
16 3 (0.12%) IFRS
16 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.41%) Docker
3 7 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.082%) HDFS
4 2 (0.082%) LXC
5 1 (0.041%) GridGain
5 1 (0.041%) Varnish
5 1 (0.041%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (0.53%) FortiGate
2 11 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (0.45%) Terraform
3 10 (0.41%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.33%) Grafana
5 4 (0.16%) HAProxy
5 4 (0.16%) Kibana
5 4 (0.16%) logstash
5 4 (0.16%) MIIS
5 4 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.16%) Opsgenie
5 4 (0.16%) Pingdom
5 4 (0.16%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.16%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.082%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.082%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.082%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.082%) WMI
8 1 (0.041%) Oozie
Vendors
1 332 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 143 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 101 (4.15%) SAP
4 93 (3.82%) Oracle
5 30 (1.23%) ServiceNow
6 29 (1.19%) Atlassian
7 27 (1.11%) Databricks
8 24 (0.99%) JD Edwards
9 20 (0.82%) Google
10 18 (0.74%) Cisco
11 17 (0.70%) Pega
11 17 (0.70%) Sparx
12 16 (0.66%) IBM
13 14 (0.58%) BiZZdesign
13 14 (0.58%) IFS
13 14 (0.58%) Sage
14 13 (0.53%) Fortinet
14 13 (0.53%) SolarWinds
14 13 (0.53%) Xceptor
15 12 (0.49%) Cognizant