Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 90 79
Rank change year-on-year -18 -11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 5,153 5,781 6,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 3.26% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 3.59% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4,060 4,350 5,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £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 159,594 161,008 183,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.68% 90.69% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 127,542 129,851 152,298
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 4,782 £50,000 -4.76% 392
UK excluding London -9 2,626 £45,000 - 271
London -16 2,432 £60,000 - 152
South East -14 665 £50,000 - 59
North of England -8 660 £45,000 +2.86% 79
Midlands 0 497 £45,000 - 55
North West +10 372 £45,000 +2.86% 46
West Midlands -9 298 £45,000 - 30
South West -30 265 £45,000 +3.45% 18
Yorkshire -15 259 £45,000 +5.88% 29
East of England -23 246 £47,500 - 27
Scotland +40 243 £45,000 +12.50% 25
East Midlands +42 200 £45,000 - 25
Wales -18 64 £36,964 -7.59% 7
North East -18 29 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Northern Ireland -9 12 £20,000 -38.46% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 2,112 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,777 (34.48%) Finance
3 1,288 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1,158 (22.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,113 (21.60%) Analytical Skills
6 1,040 (20.18%) SQL
7 932 (18.09%) Degree
8 745 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
9 722 (14.01%) Microsoft
10 602 (11.68%) Waterfall
11 589 (11.43%) SDLC
12 586 (11.37%) Scrum
13 552 (10.71%) User Stories
14 495 (9.61%) SQL Server
15 481 (9.33%) Change Management
16 474 (9.20%) Banking
17 461 (8.95%) Retail
18 436 (8.46%) PRINCE2
19 412 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
20 411 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
21 376 (7.30%) .NET
22 370 (7.18%) C#
23 345 (6.70%) CRM
24 336 (6.52%) ISEB
25 335 (6.50%) Data Analysis
26 319 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
27 308 (5.98%) ITIL
28 303 (5.88%) Mentoring
29 292 (5.67%) Oracle
30 291 (5.65%) Java

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
1 262 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 114 (2.21%) Confluence
3 47 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 44 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 41 (0.80%) SAS
6 38 (0.74%) CMS
7 32 (0.62%) Apache Spark
8 27 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
9 21 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
10 16 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (0.31%) Skype for Business
11 14 (0.27%) IIS
12 12 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 12 (0.23%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.21%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.19%) Apache
14 10 (0.19%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.17%) Alfresco
16 8 (0.16%) Drupal
17 6 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 319 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 246 (4.77%) MS Visio
3 241 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
4 114 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
5 83 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 46 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
7 33 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.12%) Mingle
8 6 (0.12%) SPSS
9 4 (0.078%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.058%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.058%) Revit
11 2 (0.039%) Stata
12 1 (0.019%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 134 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 102 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 60 (1.16%) NetSuite
4 59 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 56 (1.09%) Markit EDM
6 44 (0.85%) thinkFolio
7 37 (0.72%) Front Arena
8 32 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
9 26 (0.50%) SimCorp Dimension
10 25 (0.49%) SAP PP
11 23 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
12 20 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
13 19 (0.37%) SAP SD
13 19 (0.37%) Scribe Insight
14 18 (0.35%) SAP ERP
15 17 (0.33%) SAP HR
16 16 (0.31%) SAP HCM
17 15 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 15 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
18 14 (0.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 129 (2.50%) SaaS
2 125 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (2.37%) Office 365
4 113 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
5 81 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
6 43 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (0.66%) PaaS
8 32 (0.62%) IaaS
9 26 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
11 19 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 16 (0.31%) Serverless
14 11 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
15 10 (0.19%) G Suite
15 10 (0.19%) OneDrive
15 10 (0.19%) Trello
16 7 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 73 (1.42%) Internet
2 31 (0.60%) Firewall
3 22 (0.43%) Intranet
4 19 (0.37%) SMS
5 17 (0.33%) Skype
6 13 (0.25%) DNS
7 8 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.097%) DHCP
8 5 (0.097%) Network Security
8 5 (0.097%) VPN
9 4 (0.078%) HTTP
9 4 (0.078%) SAN
9 4 (0.078%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.078%) WAN
10 3 (0.058%) GPRS
10 3 (0.058%) GSM
10 3 (0.058%) LAN
10 3 (0.058%) UMTS
10 3 (0.058%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.058%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 257 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
3 199 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 195 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 191 (3.71%) Big Data
6 161 (3.12%) Relational Database
7 121 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 120 (2.33%) Power BI
9 70 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
10 52 (1.01%) Hadoop
11 49 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
12 45 (0.87%) QlikView
13 42 (0.82%) RDBMS
14 35 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
15 32 (0.62%) MySQL
16 28 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
16 28 (0.54%) Blockchain
16 28 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 24 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 280 (5.43%) JIRA
2 56 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 40 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 39 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (0.72%) Axure RP
6 33 (0.64%) Git (software)
7 31 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 30 (0.58%) Eclipse
8 30 (0.58%) Mocha
9 24 (0.47%) Selenium
10 20 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
10 20 (0.39%) webpack
11 19 (0.37%) NUnit
12 18 (0.35%) Babel
12 18 (0.35%) Moq
13 17 (0.33%) Subversion
14 14 (0.27%) Bitbucket
14 14 (0.27%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.25%) Jasmine
General
1 1,777 (34.48%) Finance
2 474 (9.20%) Banking
3 461 (8.95%) Retail
4 218 (4.23%) Legal
5 212 (4.11%) Marketing
6 196 (3.80%) Advertising
7 188 (3.65%) Front Office
8 157 (3.05%) Back Office
9 149 (2.89%) Manufacturing
10 144 (2.79%) Investment Banking
11 113 (2.19%) Law
12 72 (1.40%) Games
13 60 (1.16%) Telecoms
14 49 (0.95%) Automotive
15 47 (0.91%) Financial Institution
16 37 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
17 35 (0.68%) Retail Banking
18 34 (0.66%) Publishing
19 31 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
20 30 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,089 (59.95%) Analyst
2 2,635 (51.14%) Business Analyst
3 529 (10.27%) Consultant
4 396 (7.68%) Senior Analyst
5 362 (7.03%) Project Manager
6 332 (6.44%) Senior Business Analyst
7 324 (6.29%) Developer
8 243 (4.72%) IT Analyst
9 237 (4.60%) Business IT Analyst
9 237 (4.60%) IT Business Analyst
10 206 (4.00%) Architect
11 204 (3.96%) Agile Business Analyst
12 151 (2.93%) Systems Analyst
13 150 (2.91%) Lead Business Analyst
14 147 (2.85%) Financial Analyst
15 144 (2.79%) Business Manager
16 133 (2.58%) Business Systems Analyst
17 124 (2.41%) Finance Business Analyst
18 118 (2.29%) Insurance Business Analyst
18 118 (2.29%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (7.30%) .NET
2 244 (4.74%) HTML
3 170 (3.30%) CSS
4 154 (2.99%) XML
5 145 (2.81%) Web Services
6 95 (1.84%) REST
7 81 (1.57%) SOAP
8 74 (1.44%) JSON
8 74 (1.44%) Node.js
9 69 (1.34%) AngularJS
10 68 (1.32%) HTML5
11 63 (1.22%) ASP.NET
12 53 (1.03%) Mason
13 47 (0.91%) .NET Framework
14 43 (0.83%) Redux
15 41 (0.80%) jQuery
16 34 (0.66%) Entity Framework
16 34 (0.66%) React
17 28 (0.54%) RESTful
18 27 (0.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1,113 (21.60%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 277 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 242 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
5 214 (4.15%) Fintech
6 203 (3.94%) User Experience
7 136 (2.64%) Fixed Income
8 133 (2.58%) Derivative
9 117 (2.27%) Equities
10 114 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
11 85 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 68 (1.32%) PMI
13 67 (1.30%) Hedge funds
14 51 (0.99%) Data Structures
15 42 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
16 40 (0.78%) NHS
17 39 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
18 37 (0.72%) Virtual Team
19 34 (0.66%) Reinsurance
20 32 (0.62%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 106 (2.06%) Windows
2 79 (1.53%) Linux
3 59 (1.14%) Unix
4 38 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 23 (0.45%) Android
5 23 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 21 (0.41%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.31%) AIX
8 14 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.14%) Solaris
12 4 (0.078%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.039%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,112 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,288 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1,158 (22.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 745 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
5 602 (11.68%) Waterfall
6 589 (11.43%) SDLC
7 586 (11.37%) Scrum
8 552 (10.71%) User Stories
9 481 (9.33%) Change Management
10 436 (8.46%) PRINCE2
11 412 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
12 411 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 345 (6.70%) CRM
14 335 (6.50%) Data Analysis
15 308 (5.98%) ITIL
16 303 (5.88%) Mentoring
17 288 (5.59%) Data Modelling
17 288 (5.59%) ERP
18 287 (5.57%) Use Case
19 275 (5.34%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,040 (20.18%) SQL
2 370 (7.18%) C#
3 291 (5.65%) Java
4 230 (4.46%) JavaScript
5 148 (2.87%) Python
6 123 (2.39%) C
7 119 (2.31%) T-SQL
8 88 (1.71%) VBA
9 62 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 57 (1.11%) PowerShell
11 44 (0.85%) Perl
12 43 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 43 (0.83%) VB
13 40 (0.78%) C++
14 35 (0.68%) PHP
15 32 (0.62%) Scala
16 28 (0.54%) R
17 27 (0.52%) Bash Shell
18 25 (0.49%) Java 8
19 22 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 932 (18.09%) Degree
2 336 (6.52%) ISEB
3 178 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 128 (2.48%) PMI Certification
5 114 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 80 (1.55%) PMP
7 75 (1.46%) IIBA
8 72 (1.40%) CBAP
9 51 (0.99%) Master's Degree
10 50 (0.97%) DV Cleared
11 49 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 47 (0.91%) SC Cleared
13 45 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 32 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 23 (0.45%) DBS Check
17 22 (0.43%) APMP
17 22 (0.43%) CISSP
18 18 (0.35%) ISTQB
19 17 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (5.14%) QA
2 150 (2.91%) PMO
3 111 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 72 (1.40%) GDPR
5 53 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 43 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 40 (0.78%) MiFID
8 27 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 22 (0.43%) SLA
10 16 (0.31%) EMIR
11 15 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 11 (0.21%) Solvency II
13 9 (0.17%) PSD2
14 8 (0.16%) GCP
15 6 (0.12%) IFRS
15 6 (0.12%) IFRS 9
15 6 (0.12%) SEPA
16 5 (0.097%) AIFMD
16 5 (0.097%) COBIT
17 4 (0.078%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 32 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.33%) Docker
2 17 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.19%) vSphere
4 7 (0.14%) HDFS
5 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.12%) XenApp
6 5 (0.097%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.078%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.078%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.039%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.019%) KVM
Systems Management
1 30 (0.58%) Ansible
2 16 (0.31%) Automic
2 16 (0.31%) Dollar Universe
3 12 (0.23%) Kubernetes
3 12 (0.23%) Puppet
4 10 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.14%) Oozie
5 7 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.12%) Terraform
7 5 (0.097%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.097%) SCCM
8 4 (0.078%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.078%) Mesos
9 3 (0.058%) Netcool
9 3 (0.058%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (0.058%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.039%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.019%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.019%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 722 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 292 (5.67%) Oracle
3 241 (4.68%) SAP
4 161 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
5 91 (1.77%) Tableau
6 67 (1.30%) Google
7 64 (1.24%) SimCorp
8 54 (1.05%) Charles River
9 51 (0.99%) WorldPay
10 49 (0.95%) Adobe
11 48 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 46 (0.89%) JD Edwards
13 39 (0.76%) Sage
14 38 (0.74%) Calypso
14 38 (0.74%) Capita
15 32 (0.62%) Cognos
16 31 (0.60%) Sitecore
16 31 (0.60%) VMware
17 30 (0.58%) Sybase
18 29 (0.56%) Atlassian