Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 92 78
Rank change year-on-year -16 -14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 5,075 5,481 7,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.90% 3.12% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 3.49% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3,867 4,482 6,046
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £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 157,440 157,260 187,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.54% 88.82%
Number of salaries quoted 127,646 129,586 155,123
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -23 4,683 £50,000 0.00% 426
UK excluding London -17 2,652 £45,000 - 280
London -10 2,330 £57,500 -4.17% 173
South East -21 705 £47,500 - 61
North of England -16 690 £45,000 +2.86% 82
Midlands -2 488 £45,000 +5.88% 52
West Midlands +11 367 £45,775 +7.71% 31
North West -21 343 £45,000 +5.88% 46
Yorkshire +7 298 £44,500 -1.11% 30
South West -4 247 £41,500 -2.35% 28
Scotland +23 228 £47,000 +10.59% 20
East of England -72 210 £50,000 +1.01% 30
East Midlands -16 117 £45,000 - 21
Wales -5 70 £42,000 +5.00% 5
North East -5 48 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Northern Ireland -13 31 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 1,978 (38.98%) Finance
2 1,971 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1,348 (26.56%) Project Management
4 1,260 (24.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,060 (20.89%) Analytical Skills
6 839 (16.53%) SQL
7 768 (15.13%) Degree
8 728 (14.34%) Microsoft
9 714 (14.07%) SDLC
10 663 (13.06%) Banking
11 544 (10.72%) Scrum
12 537 (10.58%) Waterfall
13 464 (9.14%) User Stories
14 437 (8.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 436 (8.59%) PRINCE2
16 429 (8.45%) Change Management
16 429 (8.45%) CRM
17 406 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
18 398 (7.84%) Data Analysis
19 390 (7.68%) Retail
19 390 (7.68%) MS Visio
20 374 (7.37%) SQL Server
21 372 (7.33%) ISEB
22 364 (7.17%) Use Case
23 362 (7.13%) Investment Banking
24 346 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
25 343 (6.76%) Asset Management
26 338 (6.66%) QA
27 315 (6.21%) Wealth Management
28 312 (6.15%) Data Modelling

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
1 184 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 77 (1.52%) Confluence
3 42 (0.83%) IIS
4 37 (0.73%) CMS
5 26 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 25 (0.49%) SAS
7 20 (0.39%) Apache
7 20 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 19 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 14 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.24%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.20%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.18%) Documentum
13 9 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.18%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.14%) JBoss
15 7 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 390 (7.68%) MS Visio
2 346 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 303 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
4 109 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
5 101 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 35 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
7 33 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
8 16 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.099%) Mingle
11 4 (0.079%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.079%) InVision
12 3 (0.059%) SPSS
13 2 (0.039%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.039%) Revit
14 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.020%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 155 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 116 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.77%) NetSuite
4 29 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
5 25 (0.49%) SAP PP
6 24 (0.47%) SAP SD
7 22 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
7 22 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
8 20 (0.39%) SAP HR
8 20 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
8 20 (0.39%) SAP SCM
9 18 (0.35%) SAP CO
9 18 (0.35%) SAP FI
9 18 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
9 18 (0.35%) Scribe Insight
10 17 (0.33%) SAP MM
10 17 (0.33%) SAP VC
11 16 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 15 (0.30%) SAP ERP
13 14 (0.28%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 149 (2.94%) SaaS
2 108 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
4 82 (1.62%) Office 365
5 69 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (0.67%) PaaS
7 24 (0.47%) IaaS
8 23 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.35%) Serverless
10 16 (0.32%) Force.com
11 12 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
12 11 (0.22%) GitHub
13 8 (0.16%) Boomi
13 8 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.12%) Google Analytics
16 5 (0.099%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 5 (0.099%) Slack
17 4 (0.079%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 32 (0.63%) Intranet
2 29 (0.57%) Internet
3 21 (0.41%) SMS
4 19 (0.37%) Firewall
5 15 (0.30%) SAN
6 14 (0.28%) Extranet
7 13 (0.26%) VoIP
7 13 (0.26%) WAN
8 11 (0.22%) NAS
9 10 (0.20%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.12%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.12%) HTTP
10 6 (0.12%) Skype
10 6 (0.12%) Wireless
11 5 (0.099%) MPLS
11 5 (0.099%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.099%) VPN
12 4 (0.079%) BGP
12 4 (0.079%) DNS
12 4 (0.079%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 211 (4.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 168 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
4 161 (3.17%) Big Data
5 142 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 95 (1.87%) Relational Database
7 93 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 84 (1.66%) Power BI
9 60 (1.18%) Hadoop
10 47 (0.93%) QlikView
11 40 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
11 40 (0.79%) Data Mining
12 32 (0.63%) Blockchain
12 32 (0.63%) MySQL
13 29 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
14 28 (0.55%) Data Lake
15 23 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 22 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
17 21 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 234 (4.61%) JIRA
2 46 (0.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 42 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 40 (0.79%) Axure RP
5 37 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (0.67%) Git (software)
7 26 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 25 (0.49%) Eclipse
9 23 (0.45%) Jenkins
10 22 (0.43%) Selenium
11 10 (0.20%) Subversion
12 9 (0.18%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.18%) Maven
12 9 (0.18%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.14%) ProC
13 7 (0.14%) YouTrack
14 6 (0.12%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.099%) FrontPage
15 5 (0.099%) Toad
General
1 1,978 (38.98%) Finance
2 663 (13.06%) Banking
3 390 (7.68%) Retail
4 362 (7.13%) Investment Banking
5 250 (4.93%) Marketing
6 240 (4.73%) Legal
7 224 (4.41%) Retail Banking
8 193 (3.80%) Front Office
9 182 (3.59%) Manufacturing
10 163 (3.21%) Advertising
11 161 (3.17%) Back Office
12 104 (2.05%) Law
13 67 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
14 62 (1.22%) Games
15 53 (1.04%) Telecoms
16 39 (0.77%) Private Banking
17 38 (0.75%) Billing
18 36 (0.71%) Automotive
19 35 (0.69%) Financial Institution
20 33 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,255 (64.14%) Analyst
2 2,845 (56.06%) Business Analyst
3 432 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
4 381 (7.51%) Consultant
5 376 (7.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 334 (6.58%) Project Manager
7 297 (5.85%) IT Analyst
8 292 (5.75%) Business IT Analyst
8 292 (5.75%) IT Business Analyst
9 233 (4.59%) Developer
10 225 (4.43%) Agile Business Analyst
11 212 (4.18%) Financial Analyst
12 196 (3.86%) Finance Business Analyst
13 192 (3.78%) Architect
14 166 (3.27%) Business Manager
15 143 (2.82%) Digital Analyst
16 141 (2.78%) Banking Analyst
17 136 (2.68%) Digital Business Analyst
18 130 (2.56%) Lead Business Analyst
19 127 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (5.22%) .NET
2 131 (2.58%) HTML
3 119 (2.34%) Web Services
4 94 (1.85%) XML
5 93 (1.83%) CSS
6 75 (1.48%) REST
7 57 (1.12%) ASP.NET
8 55 (1.08%) SOAP
9 48 (0.95%) .NET Framework
9 48 (0.95%) AngularJS
10 46 (0.91%) jQuery
10 46 (0.91%) JSON
11 36 (0.71%) HTML5
11 36 (0.71%) Node.js
12 27 (0.53%) Middleware
13 23 (0.45%) MDX
14 21 (0.41%) RESTful
15 19 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (0.35%) Entity Framework
17 17 (0.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1,060 (20.89%) Analytical Skills
2 276 (5.44%) Management Information System
3 236 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 214 (4.22%) User Experience
5 135 (2.66%) Fintech
6 104 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 101 (1.99%) Equities
8 87 (1.71%) Derivative
9 82 (1.62%) Fixed Income
10 81 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 77 (1.52%) Virtual Team
12 69 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
13 68 (1.34%) NHS
14 64 (1.26%) Mobile App
15 45 (0.89%) PMI
16 40 (0.79%) Data Centre
16 40 (0.79%) Data Structures
17 38 (0.75%) Reference Data
18 31 (0.61%) Credit Risk
18 31 (0.61%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 130 (2.56%) Windows
2 99 (1.95%) Unix
3 57 (1.12%) Linux
4 25 (0.49%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.18%) AIX
8 8 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.14%) Android
9 7 (0.14%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.099%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.059%) CentOS
13 2 (0.039%) Solaris
14 1 (0.020%) HPUX
14 1 (0.020%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,971 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,348 (26.56%) Project Management
3 1,260 (24.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 714 (14.07%) SDLC
5 544 (10.72%) Scrum
6 537 (10.58%) Waterfall
7 464 (9.14%) User Stories
8 437 (8.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 436 (8.59%) PRINCE2
10 429 (8.45%) Change Management
10 429 (8.45%) CRM
11 406 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
12 398 (7.84%) Data Analysis
13 364 (7.17%) Use Case
14 343 (6.76%) Asset Management
15 315 (6.21%) Wealth Management
16 312 (6.15%) Data Modelling
17 307 (6.05%) Workflow
18 291 (5.73%) Analytics
19 277 (5.46%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 839 (16.53%) SQL
2 250 (4.93%) C#
3 183 (3.61%) Java
4 137 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 129 (2.54%) T-SQL
6 106 (2.09%) C
7 82 (1.62%) Python
8 55 (1.08%) VBA
9 51 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 41 (0.81%) VB
11 38 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 37 (0.73%) VB.NET
13 33 (0.65%) R
14 27 (0.53%) Perl
15 26 (0.51%) ABAP
15 26 (0.51%) Scala
16 21 (0.41%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.41%) PHP
17 17 (0.33%) C++
17 17 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 768 (15.13%) Degree
2 372 (7.33%) ISEB
3 139 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 134 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 84 (1.66%) PMI Certification
6 71 (1.40%) IIBA
7 56 (1.10%) CBAP
8 55 (1.08%) PMP
9 53 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 53 (1.04%) SC Cleared
10 46 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 35 (0.69%) CISM
11 35 (0.69%) CISSP
12 29 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (0.55%) Master's Degree
13 28 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 27 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 24 (0.47%) DV Cleared
16 21 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
17 17 (0.33%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (6.66%) QA
2 177 (3.49%) PMO
3 126 (2.48%) Data Quality
4 79 (1.56%) GDPR
5 77 (1.52%) MiFID
6 38 (0.75%) Solvency II
7 32 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 31 (0.61%) SLA
9 27 (0.53%) EMIR
10 26 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 21 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
12 17 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (0.16%) PMBOK
14 7 (0.14%) SEPA
15 6 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
16 5 (0.099%) ISO 9001
17 4 (0.079%) FATCA
17 4 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 4 (0.079%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 39 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (0.12%) Docker
3 6 (0.12%) HDFS
4 4 (0.079%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.059%) XenApp
6 2 (0.039%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.020%) Firmware
7 1 (0.020%) IAG
7 1 (0.020%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
2 12 (0.24%) Puppet
3 11 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.16%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.099%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.079%) Oozie
7 3 (0.059%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.039%) Netcool
8 2 (0.039%) SCCM
8 2 (0.039%) WMI
9 1 (0.020%) AppManager
9 1 (0.020%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.020%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.020%) Control-M
9 1 (0.020%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.020%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.020%) Salt
9 1 (0.020%) Terraform
Vendors
1 728 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 286 (5.64%) Oracle
3 267 (5.26%) SAP
4 159 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 84 (1.66%) Tableau
6 46 (0.91%) Google
7 41 (0.81%) IBM
8 40 (0.79%) Adobe
9 32 (0.63%) hybris
9 32 (0.63%) JD Edwards
10 30 (0.59%) Cognos
10 30 (0.59%) VMware
11 29 (0.57%) Informatica
12 25 (0.49%) Infor
13 24 (0.47%) Sage
14 22 (0.43%) Murex
15 21 (0.41%) Guidewire
16 19 (0.37%) Epicor
17 18 (0.35%) Atlassian
18 17 (0.33%) Pega