Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 121 112
Rank change year-on-year -18 -9 -19
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 3,051 4,223 5,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.46% 2.79% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 3.02% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2,335 3,187 3,871
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 114,031 139,701 161,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.19% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 90,428 110,324 131,517
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,823 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 -18 2,872 £55,000 +4.76% 341
London -8 1,605 £62,500 +4.17% 110
UK excluding London -18 1,369 £47,500 +5.56% 250
South East -6 428 £52,250 -0.48% 71
North of England +9 395 £46,500 +3.33% 59
Yorkshire +31 179 £47,500 +11.76% 26
Midlands -35 170 £47,000 +10.59% 57
North West -33 161 £47,500 +5.56% 25
South West -47 151 £45,000 +5.88% 30
West Midlands -13 121 £47,000 +4.44% 37
East of England +29 115 £53,750 -4.87% 15
Scotland +4 59 £45,000 +5.88% 14
North East +36 55 £46,500 +3.33% 8
East Midlands -24 48 £46,000 +15.00% 20
Wales -7 40 £39,000 +11.43% 4
Northern Ireland +15 7 £30,000 -23.08% 2
Isle of Man - 6 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 1,436 (47.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1,106 (36.25%) Finance
3 724 (23.73%) Project Management
4 707 (23.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 520 (17.04%) SQL
6 477 (15.63%) Scrum
7 425 (13.93%) Project Delivery
8 422 (13.83%) Microsoft
9 385 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
10 384 (12.59%) User Stories
11 371 (12.16%) Degree
12 352 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
13 347 (11.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 345 (11.31%) DevOps
15 344 (11.27%) SDLC
16 310 (10.16%) JIRA
17 281 (9.21%) Waterfall
18 271 (8.88%) Asset Management
19 269 (8.82%) Azure
20 255 (8.36%) Banking
21 237 (7.77%) Investment Management
22 234 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
23 215 (7.05%) ERP
24 213 (6.98%) Mentoring
25 212 (6.95%) Retail
26 209 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
27 205 (6.72%) Analytics
28 202 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
28 202 (6.62%) Change Management
28 202 (6.62%) 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
1 109 (3.57%) Confluence
2 62 (2.03%) CMS
3 55 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 23 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 19 (0.62%) Umbraco
6 14 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
7 12 (0.39%) SAS
8 11 (0.36%) Drupal
9 5 (0.16%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.16%) CICS
10 4 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.098%) Documentum
11 3 (0.098%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.098%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.098%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.066%) Apache
12 2 (0.066%) Appian
12 2 (0.066%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.066%) Mendix
Applications
1 209 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 202 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 165 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 106 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 54 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.49%) LibreOffice
7 14 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 79 (2.59%) Markit EDM
2 70 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 57 (1.87%) thinkFolio
4 54 (1.77%) Front Arena
5 37 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
6 33 (1.08%) NetSuite
7 28 (0.92%) SAP MM
8 26 (0.85%) Eagle PACE
8 26 (0.85%) SAP ERP
9 25 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
10 24 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
10 24 (0.79%) PolarLake
11 21 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
11 21 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
12 20 (0.66%) SAP SD
13 17 (0.56%) SAP CO
13 17 (0.56%) SAP FI
13 17 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
13 17 (0.56%) SAP HR
14 12 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 269 (8.82%) Azure
2 165 (5.41%) AWS
3 116 (3.80%) SaaS
4 115 (3.77%) Power Platform
5 103 (3.38%) GCP
6 101 (3.31%) Office 365
7 76 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
8 41 (1.34%) G Suite
9 31 (1.02%) Trello
10 21 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 20 (0.66%) IaaS
12 19 (0.62%) PaaS
13 15 (0.49%) Google Analytics
14 12 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
15 11 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (0.36%) Serverless
16 10 (0.33%) PowerApps
17 9 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 8 (0.26%) Basecamp
18 8 (0.26%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.51%) Intranet
2 25 (0.82%) Firewall
3 24 (0.79%) Internet
4 12 (0.39%) VPN
5 10 (0.33%) WAN
6 8 (0.26%) LAN
7 7 (0.23%) SAN
7 7 (0.23%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.20%) Wireless
9 5 (0.16%) MPLS
9 5 (0.16%) VoIP
10 4 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.13%) WLAN
11 3 (0.098%) DNS
11 3 (0.098%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.098%) Skype
11 3 (0.098%) SSL
11 3 (0.098%) WinSCP
12 2 (0.066%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (0.066%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 128 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
3 111 (3.64%) Power BI
4 69 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (2.10%) Big Data
6 38 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 28 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
7 28 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 19 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 16 (0.52%) MySQL
10 16 (0.52%) NoSQL
11 15 (0.49%) DB2
12 13 (0.43%) SQLPlus
13 12 (0.39%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.36%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
15 10 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 310 (10.16%) JIRA
2 97 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (2.36%) Selenium
4 64 (2.10%) Cucumber
5 58 (1.90%) JMeter
6 54 (1.77%) SoapUI
7 39 (1.28%) LoadRunner
8 35 (1.15%) Jenkins
9 28 (0.92%) Visual Studio
10 24 (0.79%) Git (software)
11 20 (0.66%) Appium
12 15 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (0.49%) Buildbot
12 15 (0.49%) Gatling
12 15 (0.49%) NeoLoad
12 15 (0.49%) Ranorex
12 15 (0.49%) WATIR
12 15 (0.49%) WebLOAD
13 14 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (0.39%) RStudio
General
1 1,106 (36.25%) Finance
2 255 (8.36%) Banking
3 212 (6.95%) Retail
4 200 (6.56%) Front Office
5 125 (4.10%) Marketing
6 118 (3.87%) Investment Banking
7 70 (2.29%) Legal
8 69 (2.26%) Back Office
8 69 (2.26%) Public Sector
9 56 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 48 (1.57%) Law
10 48 (1.57%) Telecoms
11 30 (0.98%) Local Government
12 25 (0.82%) Police
13 21 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.62%) Billing
14 19 (0.62%) Games
15 18 (0.59%) Advertising
16 17 (0.56%) Retail Banking
17 15 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,617 (53.00%) Analyst
2 1,398 (45.82%) Business Analyst
3 257 (8.42%) Consultant
4 243 (7.96%) Senior Analyst
5 231 (7.57%) Developer
6 209 (6.85%) Senior Business Analyst
7 202 (6.62%) Project Manager
8 131 (4.29%) Architect
9 127 (4.16%) IT Analyst
10 118 (3.87%) Product Owner
11 115 (3.77%) IT Business Analyst
12 114 (3.74%) Business IT Analyst
13 103 (3.38%) Agile Business Analyst
14 91 (2.98%) Technical Analyst
15 88 (2.88%) Business Manager
16 87 (2.85%) IT Manager
17 82 (2.69%) Financial Analyst
18 81 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
19 79 (2.59%) Insurance Business Analyst
19 79 (2.59%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (4.36%) .NET
2 129 (4.23%) Web Services
3 85 (2.79%) HTML
4 84 (2.75%) React
5 76 (2.49%) Node.js
6 67 (2.20%) AngularJS
7 66 (2.16%) CSS
8 65 (2.13%) XML
9 61 (2.00%) Vue.js
10 50 (1.64%) J2EE
11 40 (1.31%) JSON
12 37 (1.21%) REST
13 31 (1.02%) SOAP
14 26 (0.85%) RESTful
15 21 (0.69%) .NET Core
15 21 (0.69%) ASP.NET
15 21 (0.69%) jQuery
16 13 (0.43%) MDX
17 12 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
17 12 (0.39%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 385 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 195 (6.39%) Fixed Income
4 184 (6.03%) Derivative
5 180 (5.90%) Equities
6 173 (5.67%) Hedge funds
7 155 (5.08%) User Experience
8 145 (4.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 139 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
10 61 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 48 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 45 (1.47%) Reinsurance
13 39 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
14 34 (1.11%) PMI
15 30 (0.98%) Reference Data
16 26 (0.85%) Driving Licence
17 25 (0.82%) Virtual Team
18 23 (0.75%) FMCG
19 21 (0.69%) Algorithms
19 21 (0.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 79 (2.59%) Windows
2 35 (1.15%) Linux
3 31 (1.02%) Unix
4 21 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 16 (0.52%) Android
6 13 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.36%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.13%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.098%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.066%) HPUX
10 2 (0.066%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.066%) Solaris
10 2 (0.066%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.066%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.066%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,436 (47.07%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (23.73%) Project Management
3 707 (23.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 477 (15.63%) Scrum
5 425 (13.93%) Project Delivery
6 384 (12.59%) User Stories
7 352 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
8 347 (11.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 345 (11.31%) DevOps
10 344 (11.27%) SDLC
11 281 (9.21%) Waterfall
12 271 (8.88%) Asset Management
13 237 (7.77%) Investment Management
14 234 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
15 215 (7.05%) ERP
16 213 (6.98%) Mentoring
17 205 (6.72%) Analytics
18 202 (6.62%) Change Management
19 191 (6.26%) PRINCE2
20 190 (6.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 520 (17.04%) SQL
2 182 (5.97%) Java
3 147 (4.82%) C#
4 128 (4.20%) JavaScript
5 104 (3.41%) Python
6 96 (3.15%) C
7 45 (1.47%) R
8 41 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 34 (1.11%) C++
9 34 (1.11%) PL/SQL
10 26 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 23 (0.75%) VBA
12 21 (0.69%) PHP
13 17 (0.56%) Scala
14 15 (0.49%) COBOL
14 15 (0.49%) Ruby
15 14 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 14 (0.46%) VB
16 13 (0.43%) ABAP
17 12 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 371 (12.16%) Degree
2 72 (2.36%) ISEB
3 68 (2.23%) Security Cleared
4 50 (1.64%) PMI Certification
5 34 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (1.11%) IIBA
6 30 (0.98%) CBAP
7 24 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 21 (0.69%) PMP
10 17 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.52%) CIPD
12 14 (0.46%) SC Cleared
13 11 (0.36%) CIMA
13 11 (0.36%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.33%) MCSE
15 9 (0.29%) DBS Check
15 9 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.26%) CFA
17 7 (0.23%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.49%) QA
2 48 (1.57%) PMO
3 42 (1.38%) GDPR
4 32 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 30 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 28 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 13 (0.43%) IFRS
8 13 (0.43%) Solvency II
9 12 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.39%) SLA
10 11 (0.36%) PMBOK
11 10 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
12 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.26%) GMP
14 6 (0.20%) GAAP
14 6 (0.20%) ISO 20022
14 6 (0.20%) PSD2
14 6 (0.20%) SEPA
15 4 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 18 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.26%) Docker
4 6 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.098%) XenApp
6 2 (0.066%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.066%) NLBS
6 2 (0.066%) vSphere
6 2 (0.066%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.033%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.033%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.033%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.033%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (0.79%) SCCM
3 10 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.26%) Ansible
4 8 (0.26%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 6 (0.20%) Puppet
5 6 (0.20%) SCOM
6 5 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.16%) Terraform
7 4 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.098%) Control-M
9 2 (0.066%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.066%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.033%) CASB
10 1 (0.033%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 422 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 164 (5.38%) SAP
3 153 (5.01%) Oracle
4 142 (4.65%) Google
5 105 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
6 75 (2.46%) Bloomberg
7 63 (2.06%) SimCorp
8 62 (2.03%) Calypso
9 61 (2.00%) Charles River
10 55 (1.80%) FIS
11 51 (1.67%) Tableau
12 49 (1.61%) IBM
13 45 (1.47%) HP
13 45 (1.47%) WorldPay
14 42 (1.38%) ServiceNow
15 39 (1.28%) Reuters
16 34 (1.11%) Fidessa
16 34 (1.11%) ION Trading
16 34 (1.11%) Linedata
17 31 (1.02%) Adobe