Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 89 80
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 6156 5968 7480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.41% 3.14% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 3.51% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4262 5009 6258
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,137 £33,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 162377 170041 191608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.40% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 128248 141329 157803
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analysis.

Salary trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
England -3 5783 £52,500 +5.00% 317
London +14 3292 £60,000 - 133
UK excluding London -15 2786 £45,000 - 208
South East -12 718 £47,500 - 48
North of England -18 714 £42,500 - 54
Midlands +4 537 £45,000 +5.88% 43
West Midlands +18 412 £45,000 +5.88% 29
North West -35 370 £42,500 - 23
Yorkshire +21 302 £41,500 -7.78% 21
South West +14 273 £41,500 -5.68% 18
East of England -67 241 £50,000 - 21
Scotland +16 198 £43,500 +4.82% 20
East Midlands -38 114 £44,315 +1.10% 14
Wales -5 69 £40,000 - 4
North East +8 42 £45,000 +28.57% 10
Northern Ireland -8 41 £27,500 -31.25%
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 2771 (45.01%) Finance
2 2157 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1935 (31.43%) Project Management
4 1558 (25.31%) Analytical Skills
5 1386 (22.51%) Banking
6 1269 (20.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 1172 (19.04%) SDLC
8 1080 (17.54%) Asset Management
9 1069 (17.37%) SQL
10 988 (16.05%) Investment Banking
11 916 (14.88%) Wealth Management
12 894 (14.52%) Microsoft
13 862 (14.00%) Degree
14 852 (13.84%) Retail Banking
15 600 (9.75%) User Acceptance Testing
16 583 (9.47%) Waterfall
17 579 (9.41%) Scrum
18 576 (9.36%) Change Management
19 549 (8.92%) Retail
20 531 (8.63%) Data Analysis
21 526 (8.54%) User Stories
22 492 (7.99%) PRINCE2
23 486 (7.89%) Use Case
24 472 (7.67%) CRM
25 464 (7.54%) QA
26 456 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
27 433 (7.03%) MS Visio
28 432 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
29 427 (6.94%) SQL Server
30 404 (6.56%) Workflow

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
1 196 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 87 (1.41%) Confluence
3 60 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 58 (0.94%) CMS
5 53 (0.86%) Documentum
6 47 (0.76%) IIS
7 38 (0.62%) Apache
8 34 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (0.39%) SAS
10 21 (0.34%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.31%) Apache Spark
12 17 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (0.23%) EPiServer
13 14 (0.23%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.18%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.18%) WordPress
15 10 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 456 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 433 (7.03%) MS Visio
3 311 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
4 174 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 120 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.097%) Mingle
10 5 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.065%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.032%) LaTeX
14 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.016%) HipChat
14 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.016%) Revit
14 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
14 1 (0.016%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 149 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 103 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 62 (1.01%) Actimize
4 37 (0.60%) SAP CO
4 37 (0.60%) SAP FI
4 37 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
4 37 (0.60%) SAP MM
5 26 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 26 (0.42%) NetSuite
5 26 (0.42%) SAP PP
5 26 (0.42%) SAP VC
6 25 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 25 (0.41%) SAP SD
7 19 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 19 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
7 19 (0.31%) SAP PLM
7 19 (0.31%) thinkFolio
8 18 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 17 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 118 (1.92%) SaaS
2 112 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (1.51%) Office 365
4 62 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
5 46 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
6 42 (0.68%) GitHub
7 25 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.41%) PaaS
8 22 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
10 13 (0.21%) Force.com
11 12 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.18%) IaaS
13 9 (0.15%) Trello
14 7 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.11%) Serverless
15 6 (0.097%) Taleo
16 5 (0.081%) Adobe Analytics
16 5 (0.081%) AdWords
16 5 (0.081%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (0.89%) Intranet
2 29 (0.47%) SMS
3 24 (0.39%) Internet
4 19 (0.31%) Firewall
5 16 (0.26%) Extranet
6 12 (0.19%) VoIP
7 10 (0.16%) WAN
8 9 (0.15%) HTTP
8 9 (0.15%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.13%) VPN
10 6 (0.097%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.097%) LDAP
10 6 (0.097%) SAN
10 6 (0.097%) Skype
11 5 (0.081%) MPLS
11 5 (0.081%) NAS
12 4 (0.065%) LAN
12 4 (0.065%) Wireless
13 3 (0.049%) FTP
13 3 (0.049%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 427 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 195 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 186 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 148 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 134 (2.18%) Big Data
6 108 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 78 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 75 (1.22%) Power BI
9 60 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 58 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
11 56 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 45 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 43 (0.70%) QlikView
14 36 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
15 31 (0.50%) MySQL
16 29 (0.47%) RDBMS
17 28 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
18 27 (0.44%) Blockchain
18 27 (0.44%) Oracle Database
19 23 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 314 (5.10%) JIRA
2 88 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 73 (1.19%) Selenium
4 64 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 62 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 48 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 40 (0.65%) Subversion
9 34 (0.55%) Maven
9 34 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 33 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 32 (0.52%) Toad
12 27 (0.44%) JBehave
12 27 (0.44%) MagicDraw
12 27 (0.44%) XMLSpy
13 21 (0.34%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 15 (0.24%) SpecFlow
15 14 (0.23%) HP UFT
16 13 (0.21%) Axure RP
General
1 2771 (45.01%) Finance
2 1386 (22.51%) Banking
3 988 (16.05%) Investment Banking
4 852 (13.84%) Retail Banking
5 549 (8.92%) Retail
6 402 (6.53%) Front Office
7 308 (5.00%) Marketing
8 269 (4.37%) Legal
9 192 (3.12%) Back Office
9 192 (3.12%) Manufacturing
10 171 (2.78%) Advertising
11 93 (1.51%) Law
11 93 (1.51%) Telecoms
12 92 (1.49%) Financial Institution
13 69 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
14 55 (0.89%) Publishing
15 50 (0.81%) Games
16 38 (0.62%) German Language
17 32 (0.52%) Billing
17 32 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 4052 (65.82%) Analyst
2 3654 (59.36%) Business Analyst
3 526 (8.54%) Senior Analyst
4 485 (7.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 466 (7.57%) Consultant
6 388 (6.30%) IT Analyst
7 379 (6.16%) Business IT Analyst
8 374 (6.08%) IT Business Analyst
9 338 (5.49%) Project Manager
10 289 (4.69%) Developer
11 245 (3.98%) Agile Business Analyst
12 244 (3.96%) Architect
13 238 (3.87%) Financial Analyst
14 231 (3.75%) Service Analyst
15 224 (3.64%) Finance Business Analyst
16 223 (3.62%) Lead Business Analyst
17 179 (2.91%) Digital Analyst
18 174 (2.83%) Digital Business Analyst
19 161 (2.62%) Banking Analyst
20 152 (2.47%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (5.46%) .NET
2 177 (2.88%) HTML
3 156 (2.53%) Web Services
4 130 (2.11%) XML
5 121 (1.97%) REST
6 97 (1.58%) ASP.NET
7 92 (1.49%) SOAP
8 89 (1.45%) CSS
9 69 (1.12%) HTML5
10 68 (1.10%) Middleware
11 64 (1.04%) jQuery
12 61 (0.99%) AngularJS
13 53 (0.86%) .NET Framework
14 43 (0.70%) JSON
15 41 (0.67%) Entity Framework
16 38 (0.62%) Node.js
17 37 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
18 33 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 32 (0.52%) WCF
20 31 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1558 (25.31%) Analytical Skills
2 369 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 294 (4.78%) Equities
4 288 (4.68%) Computer Science
5 260 (4.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 210 (3.41%) Derivative
7 207 (3.36%) User Experience
8 191 (3.10%) Fixed Income
9 137 (2.23%) Fintech
9 137 (2.23%) Reference Data
10 124 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 124 (2.01%) OTC Derivatives
11 104 (1.69%) Credit Risk
12 92 (1.49%) Virtual Team
13 76 (1.23%) Mobile App
14 66 (1.07%) NHS
15 62 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
16 58 (0.94%) Reinsurance
17 43 (0.70%) Hedge funds
18 41 (0.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 188 (3.05%) Windows
2 123 (2.00%) Unix
3 48 (0.78%) Linux
4 25 (0.41%) Windows Server
5 24 (0.39%) Android
6 20 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.065%) AIX
8 4 (0.065%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.065%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.065%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.049%) HPUX
9 3 (0.049%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.032%) Debian
10 2 (0.032%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.016%) Solaris
11 1 (0.016%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2157 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1935 (31.43%) Project Management
3 1269 (20.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 1172 (19.04%) SDLC
5 1080 (17.54%) Asset Management
6 916 (14.88%) Wealth Management
7 600 (9.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 583 (9.47%) Waterfall
9 579 (9.41%) Scrum
10 576 (9.36%) Change Management
11 531 (8.63%) Data Analysis
12 526 (8.54%) User Stories
13 492 (7.99%) PRINCE2
14 486 (7.89%) Use Case
15 472 (7.67%) CRM
16 432 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
17 404 (6.56%) Workflow
18 394 (6.40%) Data Modelling
19 387 (6.29%) Analytics
20 386 (6.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1069 (17.37%) SQL
2 267 (4.34%) C#
3 210 (3.41%) Java
4 139 (2.26%) T-SQL
5 126 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 123 (2.00%) C
7 85 (1.38%) Python
8 60 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 54 (0.88%) VBA
10 50 (0.81%) PowerShell
11 35 (0.57%) ABAP
11 35 (0.57%) R
12 29 (0.47%) VB
12 29 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 28 (0.45%) PHP
14 21 (0.34%) Scala
15 17 (0.28%) C++
16 14 (0.23%) Ruby
17 13 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 12 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 862 (14.00%) Degree
2 379 (6.16%) ISEB
3 202 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 161 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 105 (1.71%) CBAP
6 97 (1.58%) PMI Certification
7 84 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 81 (1.32%) IIBA
9 72 (1.17%) CISSP
10 70 (1.14%) CISM
11 66 (1.07%) PMP
12 65 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 44 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 42 (0.68%) Master's Degree
15 38 (0.62%) ISTQB
16 35 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
17 29 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
18 22 (0.36%) CISA
19 21 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 19 (0.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 464 (7.54%) QA
2 138 (2.24%) PMO
3 137 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 137 (2.23%) MiFID
4 84 (1.36%) Basel III
5 83 (1.35%) SLA
6 74 (1.20%) GDPR
7 73 (1.19%) EMIR
8 56 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
9 45 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 41 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
11 36 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 29 (0.47%) Solvency II
13 27 (0.44%) ISO 20022
14 16 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.19%) ISO 9001
16 11 (0.18%) GAAP
17 10 (0.16%) PCI DSS
18 8 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 7 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 43 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.081%) Docker
2 5 (0.081%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.049%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.032%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.032%) HDFS
4 2 (0.032%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.032%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.016%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (0.84%) Puppet
2 24 (0.39%) ZABBIX
3 20 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.049%) Ansible
4 3 (0.049%) Control-M
4 3 (0.049%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.049%) Terraform
5 2 (0.032%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.032%) Salt
5 2 (0.032%) SCCM
5 2 (0.032%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.016%) Netcool
Vendors
1 894 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 358 (5.82%) Oracle
3 356 (5.78%) SAP
4 169 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
5 74 (1.20%) IBM
5 74 (1.20%) Tableau
6 64 (1.04%) Murex
7 59 (0.96%) Pega
8 45 (0.73%) Cognos
9 44 (0.71%) Google
10 42 (0.68%) EMC
11 38 (0.62%) Cadence
12 36 (0.58%) Informatica
13 35 (0.57%) Charles River
14 33 (0.54%) JD Edwards
15 29 (0.47%) hybris
16 26 (0.42%) Sun
17 25 (0.41%) Sage
18 24 (0.39%) HP
19 23 (0.37%) Blue Prism