Period
to 22 May 2018

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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 101 79
Rank change year-on-year -11 -22 -5
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 4,920 5,099 6,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 3.02% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 3.33% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,900 4,054 5,899
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £75,000
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 156,079 152,958 180,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.89% 90.52% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,673 125,376 150,299
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 May 2018.

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 May 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
England -19 4,516 £50,000 -4.76% 432
UK excluding London -10 2,542 £45,000 - 281
London -13 2,280 £57,500 -4.17% 178
North of England +4 639 £45,000 - 79
South East -20 617 £50,000 - 61
Midlands 0 457 £45,000 - 57
North West +9 333 £45,000 - 42
West Midlands +4 316 £47,500 +5.56% 31
South West -25 280 £44,750 -0.56% 31
Yorkshire +2 276 £45,000 - 28
Scotland +35 264 £45,000 +5.88% 24
East of England -50 227 £47,500 - 26
East Midlands +5 142 £45,000 - 26
Wales +3 73 £40,000 +6.67% 3
North East -14 30 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Northern Ireland -7 9 £30,000 -40.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 1,997 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,693 (34.41%) Finance
3 1,196 (24.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,154 (23.46%) Project Management
5 1,027 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
6 925 (18.80%) SQL
7 861 (17.50%) Degree
8 725 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
9 657 (13.35%) Microsoft
10 581 (11.81%) Waterfall
11 576 (11.71%) Scrum
12 538 (10.93%) SDLC
13 526 (10.69%) User Stories
14 446 (9.07%) Change Management
15 437 (8.88%) SQL Server
16 418 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
17 414 (8.41%) Banking
18 402 (8.17%) PRINCE2
19 399 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
20 398 (8.09%) Retail
21 364 (7.40%) ISEB
22 346 (7.03%) CRM
23 320 (6.50%) Data Analysis
24 305 (6.20%) .NET
25 304 (6.18%) C#
26 301 (6.12%) Use Case
27 293 (5.96%) Oracle
28 289 (5.87%) Data Modelling
29 284 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
30 278 (5.65%) Management Information System

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
1 197 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 97 (1.97%) Confluence
3 41 (0.83%) CMS
4 35 (0.71%) SAS
5 26 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
5 26 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 18 (0.37%) IIS
8 16 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.18%) Apache
11 9 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.14%) Drupal
13 7 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 284 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 274 (5.57%) MS Visio
3 233 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
4 97 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
5 75 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 50 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
7 46 (0.93%) OmniGraffle
8 31 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.16%) Mingle
9 8 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.12%) SPSS
11 4 (0.081%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.081%) InVision
12 3 (0.061%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.061%) Revit
13 2 (0.041%) Stata
14 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.020%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 133 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 116 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
3 60 (1.22%) NetSuite
4 52 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
5 35 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
6 29 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
7 27 (0.55%) Markit EDM
8 26 (0.53%) SAP SD
9 25 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
10 21 (0.43%) SAP PP
11 20 (0.41%) SAP HR
11 20 (0.41%) thinkFolio
12 18 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
13 17 (0.35%) SAP CO
13 17 (0.35%) SAP ERP
13 17 (0.35%) SAP FI
13 17 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
14 15 (0.30%) Front Arena
14 15 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
15 13 (0.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 140 (2.85%) SaaS
2 111 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
5 73 (1.48%) Office 365
6 42 (0.85%) PaaS
7 35 (0.71%) IaaS
8 33 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.41%) Serverless
10 20 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
11 14 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 12 (0.24%) Force.com
13 12 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
14 9 (0.18%) Trello
15 6 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
15 6 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.12%) Boomi
15 6 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.08%) Internet
2 19 (0.39%) Intranet
3 17 (0.35%) SMS
4 15 (0.30%) Skype
5 14 (0.28%) Firewall
6 9 (0.18%) SAN
7 7 (0.14%) WAN
8 6 (0.12%) NAS
8 6 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.081%) ATM
9 4 (0.081%) Network Security
9 4 (0.081%) PBX
9 4 (0.081%) Wireless
10 3 (0.061%) DHCP
10 3 (0.061%) GPRS
10 3 (0.061%) GSM
10 3 (0.061%) HTTP
10 3 (0.061%) ISDN
10 3 (0.061%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.061%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 216 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
3 189 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 172 (3.50%) Big Data
5 168 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 133 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 114 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 99 (2.01%) Power BI
9 57 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 47 (0.96%) Hadoop
11 44 (0.89%) QlikView
12 39 (0.79%) MySQL
13 35 (0.71%) Data Mining
14 34 (0.69%) RDBMS
15 27 (0.55%) Apache Hive
15 27 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
15 27 (0.55%) Blockchain
15 27 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (0.47%) Data Lake
17 20 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 260 (5.28%) JIRA
2 61 (1.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 56 (1.14%) Axure RP
4 39 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 28 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 27 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 25 (0.51%) Mocha
8 22 (0.45%) Git (software)
9 18 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (0.37%) Selenium
10 16 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
11 15 (0.30%) webpack
12 14 (0.28%) NUnit
13 13 (0.26%) Babel
13 13 (0.26%) Bitbucket
13 13 (0.26%) Jasmine
13 13 (0.26%) Moq
14 12 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 1,693 (34.41%) Finance
2 414 (8.41%) Banking
3 398 (8.09%) Retail
4 212 (4.31%) Legal
5 203 (4.13%) Marketing
6 169 (3.43%) Manufacturing
7 164 (3.33%) Advertising
8 146 (2.97%) Front Office
9 139 (2.83%) Back Office
10 135 (2.74%) Investment Banking
11 112 (2.28%) Law
12 64 (1.30%) Games
13 61 (1.24%) Telecoms
14 54 (1.10%) Automotive
15 36 (0.73%) Billing
16 34 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
17 32 (0.65%) Publishing
18 30 (0.61%) Financial Institution
19 29 (0.59%) Local Government
19 29 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,034 (61.67%) Analyst
2 2,601 (52.87%) Business Analyst
3 410 (8.33%) Consultant
4 400 (8.13%) Senior Analyst
5 337 (6.85%) Senior Business Analyst
6 314 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 272 (5.53%) Developer
8 254 (5.16%) IT Analyst
9 251 (5.10%) Business IT Analyst
9 251 (5.10%) IT Business Analyst
10 194 (3.94%) Agile Business Analyst
11 174 (3.54%) Architect
12 154 (3.13%) Business Manager
13 149 (3.03%) Financial Analyst
14 146 (2.97%) Systems Analyst
15 138 (2.80%) Business Systems Analyst
16 137 (2.78%) Lead Business Analyst
17 127 (2.58%) Digital Analyst
17 127 (2.58%) Finance Business Analyst
18 119 (2.42%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (6.20%) .NET
2 218 (4.43%) HTML
3 150 (3.05%) CSS
4 133 (2.70%) XML
5 121 (2.46%) Web Services
6 87 (1.77%) REST
7 74 (1.50%) Node.js
8 72 (1.46%) JSON
9 66 (1.34%) SOAP
10 60 (1.22%) ASP.NET
10 60 (1.22%) HTML5
11 59 (1.20%) AngularJS
12 47 (0.96%) .NET Framework
13 39 (0.79%) Redux
14 37 (0.75%) Mason
15 30 (0.61%) RESTful
16 29 (0.59%) jQuery
17 28 (0.57%) Entity Framework
18 27 (0.55%) MDX
19 25 (0.51%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,027 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
2 278 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 256 (5.20%) Computer Science
4 240 (4.88%) User Experience
5 204 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
6 177 (3.60%) Fintech
7 113 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 101 (2.05%) Derivative
9 99 (2.01%) Fixed Income
10 86 (1.75%) Equities
11 61 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
11 61 (1.24%) PMI
12 57 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 48 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 41 (0.83%) Mobile App
14 41 (0.83%) NHS
15 35 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 34 (0.69%) Driving Licence
16 34 (0.69%) Hedge funds
17 33 (0.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 100 (2.03%) Windows
2 93 (1.89%) Linux
3 70 (1.42%) Unix
4 31 (0.63%) Windows 7
5 17 (0.35%) AIX
6 14 (0.28%) Android
6 14 (0.28%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.16%) Solaris
11 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.081%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.061%) CentOS
15 2 (0.041%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,997 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,196 (24.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,154 (23.46%) Project Management
4 725 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
5 581 (11.81%) Waterfall
6 576 (11.71%) Scrum
7 538 (10.93%) SDLC
8 526 (10.69%) User Stories
9 446 (9.07%) Change Management
10 418 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
11 402 (8.17%) PRINCE2
12 399 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 346 (7.03%) CRM
14 320 (6.50%) Data Analysis
15 301 (6.12%) Use Case
16 289 (5.87%) Data Modelling
17 278 (5.65%) Mentoring
18 276 (5.61%) ERP
19 274 (5.57%) ITIL
20 265 (5.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 925 (18.80%) SQL
2 304 (6.18%) C#
3 255 (5.18%) Java
4 216 (4.39%) JavaScript
5 146 (2.97%) Python
6 111 (2.26%) C
7 105 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 60 (1.22%) VBA
9 55 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 55 (1.12%) VB.NET
10 45 (0.91%) VB
11 43 (0.87%) Perl
12 38 (0.77%) PL/SQL
13 34 (0.69%) PHP
13 34 (0.69%) Scala
14 31 (0.63%) C++
15 29 (0.59%) Bash Shell
16 28 (0.57%) Ruby
17 23 (0.47%) R
18 22 (0.45%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 861 (17.50%) Degree
2 364 (7.40%) ISEB
3 149 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 124 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 100 (2.03%) PMI Certification
6 74 (1.50%) IIBA
7 65 (1.32%) PMP
8 62 (1.26%) CBAP
9 51 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
9 51 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 48 (0.98%) SC Cleared
11 47 (0.96%) DV Cleared
12 43 (0.87%) Master's Degree
13 35 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 33 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 30 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (0.33%) APMP
17 14 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
18 12 (0.24%) CISSP
18 12 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (5.61%) QA
2 166 (3.37%) PMO
3 120 (2.44%) Data Quality
4 73 (1.48%) GDPR
5 42 (0.85%) MiFID
6 32 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 23 (0.47%) Solvency II
9 21 (0.43%) SLA
10 14 (0.28%) EMIR
11 13 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 9 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.12%) GCP
13 6 (0.12%) IFRS
13 6 (0.12%) IFRS 9
14 5 (0.10%) AIFMD
14 5 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.081%) PSD2
16 3 (0.061%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.061%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.26%) Docker
3 13 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.20%) vSphere
5 7 (0.14%) XenApp
6 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.12%) HDFS
7 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.10%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.081%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.041%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.020%) IAG
Systems Management
1 28 (0.57%) Ansible
2 10 (0.20%) Automic
2 10 (0.20%) Dollar Universe
3 9 (0.18%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.18%) Puppet
3 9 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.12%) Oozie
6 5 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.10%) Terraform
7 4 (0.081%) Netcool
7 4 (0.081%) SCCM
8 3 (0.061%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.061%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.061%) Mesos
8 3 (0.061%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (0.061%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.041%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.041%) WMI
10 1 (0.020%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 657 (13.35%) Microsoft
2 293 (5.96%) Oracle
3 256 (5.20%) SAP
4 147 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
5 85 (1.73%) Tableau
6 62 (1.26%) Adobe
7 57 (1.16%) Google
8 44 (0.89%) WorldPay
9 39 (0.79%) ServiceNow
10 38 (0.77%) Sage
10 38 (0.77%) VMware
11 34 (0.69%) JD Edwards
12 33 (0.67%) SimCorp
13 32 (0.65%) Capita
13 32 (0.65%) Charles River
13 32 (0.65%) Sitecore
14 31 (0.63%) Epicor
15 29 (0.59%) Sybase
16 27 (0.55%) hybris
16 27 (0.55%) Infor