Period
to 16 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 156 144 126
Rank change year-on-year -12 -18 -3
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 1,731 2,609 4,048
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.33% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.53% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,404 2,068 2,917
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,055
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,095
Median % change year-on-year - +5.58% +4.19%
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £90,000 £80,507
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 77,665 103,125 137,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.49% 92.17% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 59,745 82,840 109,079
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Business Analysis.

Salary trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analysis over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 -12 1,599 £55,000 - 196
UK excluding London +24 897 £50,000 +5.26% 122
London -34 756 £62,500 - 82
Work from Home -16 304 £55,000 - 38
South East +34 289 £52,500 +5.00% 35
Midlands +81 208 £50,000 - 27
North of England -25 203 £45,000 -3.23% 23
West Midlands +29 120 £47,500 -5.00% 22
North West +16 107 £45,000 - 16
East Midlands +70 88 £50,000 +8.70% 5
South West -29 87 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Yorkshire -36 87 £42,500 -14.14% 4
Scotland +8 54 £50,000 +14.94% 7
East of England +17 35 £43,000 -18.10% 13
Wales +19 20 £42,750 +6.88% 3
North East -18 9 £42,500 -8.60% 3
Northern Ireland -6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 841 (48.58%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (34.95%) Finance
3 369 (21.32%) Project Management
4 345 (19.93%) SQL
5 324 (18.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 307 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
7 303 (17.50%) Requirements Gathering
8 268 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
9 251 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
10 247 (14.27%) Scrum
11 236 (13.63%) Degree
12 232 (13.40%) Microsoft
12 232 (13.40%) Project Delivery
13 225 (13.00%) Analytics
14 207 (11.96%) User Stories
15 189 (10.92%) Waterfall
16 185 (10.69%) Azure
17 182 (10.51%) SDLC
18 176 (10.17%) Power Platform
19 172 (9.94%) Workshop Facilitation
20 167 (9.65%) Power BI
21 153 (8.84%) Business Case
22 150 (8.67%) ERP
23 146 (8.43%) SQL Server
24 145 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
25 136 (7.86%) Decision-Making
26 130 (7.51%) User Experience
27 129 (7.45%) ETL
28 122 (7.05%) Data Modelling
29 118 (6.82%) DevOps

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 58 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.37%) Confluence
3 28 (1.62%) CMS
4 24 (1.39%) Apache
5 10 (0.58%) SAS
6 5 (0.29%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.17%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.17%) IIS
7 3 (0.17%) Liferay
7 3 (0.17%) Mendix
8 2 (0.12%) Appian
8 2 (0.12%) Drupal
8 2 (0.12%) TPMS
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.058%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.058%) Documentum
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.058%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 111 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
3 62 (3.58%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.75%) Figma
6 13 (0.75%) InVision
6 13 (0.75%) Sketch
7 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.058%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 54 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (1.21%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
4 10 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.46%) SAP SD
6 8 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 7 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.35%) iTrent
8 6 (0.35%) Primavera
8 6 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.35%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.23%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 185 (10.69%) Azure
2 176 (10.17%) Power Platform
3 84 (4.85%) SaaS
4 70 (4.04%) AWS
5 61 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
6 44 (2.54%) PowerApps
7 42 (2.43%) Power Automate
8 38 (2.20%) Microsoft 365
9 22 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
10 14 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 11 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.58%) Serverless
13 9 (0.52%) GCP
14 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.29%) Google Workspace
15 5 (0.29%) PaaS
15 5 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 5 (0.29%) Smartsheet
15 5 (0.29%) Veeva
16 4 (0.23%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.21%) SSL
2 18 (1.04%) HTTP
2 18 (1.04%) Internet
3 7 (0.40%) SMS
4 6 (0.35%) Skype
5 5 (0.29%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.23%) SSH
7 3 (0.17%) WebEx
8 2 (0.12%) LAN
8 2 (0.12%) SNMP
9 1 (0.058%) SAN
9 1 (0.058%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.058%) WAN
9 1 (0.058%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (9.65%) Power BI
2 146 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 145 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (4.39%) Tableau
5 70 (4.04%) Big Data
6 59 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 58 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 52 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (1.73%) Data Lake
10 28 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 18 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (0.87%) Data Mining
12 15 (0.87%) OLAP
13 14 (0.81%) Data Mart
14 13 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.69%) MySQL
15 12 (0.69%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.58%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 114 (6.59%) JIRA
2 32 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.46%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.35%) Postman
7 6 (0.35%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.35%) WinAutomation
8 5 (0.29%) Cypress.io
8 5 (0.29%) Grunt
8 5 (0.29%) gulp
8 5 (0.29%) JMeter
8 5 (0.29%) JUnit
9 4 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.17%) ERwin
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.12%) PowerDesigner
General
1 605 (34.95%) Finance
2 110 (6.35%) Marketing
3 99 (5.72%) Front Office
4 94 (5.43%) Banking
5 85 (4.91%) Public Sector
6 73 (4.22%) Law
7 66 (3.81%) Manufacturing
8 55 (3.18%) Retail
9 45 (2.60%) Legal
10 27 (1.56%) Telecoms
11 24 (1.39%) Advertising
11 24 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (1.33%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.21%) Local Government
14 19 (1.10%) Back Office
15 17 (0.98%) Automotive
16 16 (0.92%) Investment Banking
17 14 (0.81%) Private Banking
18 13 (0.75%) Electronics
18 13 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 981 (56.67%) Analyst
2 814 (47.02%) Business Analyst
3 173 (9.99%) Consultant
4 148 (8.55%) Developer
5 116 (6.70%) Senior Analyst
6 87 (5.03%) Project Manager
7 85 (4.91%) Financial Analyst
8 82 (4.74%) Finance Business Analyst
9 77 (4.45%) Technical Analyst
10 69 (3.99%) Technical Business Analyst
11 68 (3.93%) Senior Business Analyst
12 66 (3.81%) Business Manager
13 63 (3.64%) Architect
14 58 (3.35%) IT Analyst
15 57 (3.29%) Agile Business Analyst
15 57 (3.29%) Financial Business Analyst
15 57 (3.29%) Service Analyst
16 56 (3.24%) Business IT Analyst
16 56 (3.24%) IT Business Analyst
17 52 (3.00%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.22%) .NET
2 53 (3.06%) HTML
3 52 (3.00%) RESTful
4 51 (2.95%) Web Services
5 45 (2.60%) XML
6 39 (2.25%) CSS
7 35 (2.02%) ASP.NET
8 30 (1.73%) JSON
9 28 (1.62%) jQuery
10 23 (1.33%) Kafka
11 22 (1.27%) REST
11 22 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (1.21%) Apache NiFi
13 19 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (0.87%) React
15 14 (0.81%) SOAP
16 11 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
16 11 (0.64%) Spring
17 10 (0.58%) Velocity
18 9 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 268 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (7.51%) User Experience
3 103 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 86 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (2.66%) Hedge funds
7 45 (2.60%) Derivative
8 37 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 36 (2.08%) Equities
9 36 (2.08%) Reinsurance
10 28 (1.62%) Fixed Income
10 28 (1.62%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.44%) Reference Data
12 21 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
13 19 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.98%) Internet of Things
15 16 (0.92%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (0.81%) Robotics
16 14 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (1.56%) Linux
2 20 (1.16%) Windows
3 15 (0.87%) Unix
4 11 (0.64%) Android
5 1 (0.058%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.058%) Solaris
5 1 (0.058%) VMS
5 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (48.58%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (21.32%) Project Management
3 324 (18.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 307 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
5 303 (17.50%) Requirements Gathering
6 251 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
7 247 (14.27%) Scrum
8 232 (13.40%) Project Delivery
9 225 (13.00%) Analytics
10 207 (11.96%) User Stories
11 189 (10.92%) Waterfall
12 182 (10.51%) SDLC
13 172 (9.94%) Workshop Facilitation
14 153 (8.84%) Business Case
15 150 (8.67%) ERP
16 136 (7.86%) Decision-Making
17 129 (7.45%) ETL
18 122 (7.05%) Data Modelling
19 118 (6.82%) DevOps
20 111 (6.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 345 (19.93%) SQL
2 92 (5.31%) Python
3 90 (5.20%) C
4 70 (4.04%) Java
5 67 (3.87%) C#
6 44 (2.54%) T-SQL
7 43 (2.48%) JavaScript
8 34 (1.96%) VBA
9 30 (1.73%) R
10 22 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 14 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.52%) Ruby
14 7 (0.40%) C++
15 6 (0.35%) PHP
15 6 (0.35%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.29%) ABAP
16 5 (0.29%) VB
17 4 (0.23%) RPG IV
17 4 (0.23%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 236 (13.63%) Degree
2 73 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 55 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 54 (3.12%) ISEB
5 42 (2.43%) DV Cleared
6 33 (1.91%) IIBA
7 32 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
9 17 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 16 (0.92%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.87%) PMP
12 12 (0.69%) CBAP
13 9 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.46%) MBA
15 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
18 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 4 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
19 3 (0.17%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.79%) QA
2 45 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 37 (2.14%) PMO
4 26 (1.50%) GDPR
5 14 (0.81%) MiFID
6 8 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.40%) EMIR
7 7 (0.40%) GRC
8 5 (0.29%) SLA
8 5 (0.29%) WCAG
9 4 (0.23%) COBIT
9 4 (0.23%) NIST
9 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.12%) Docker
5 2 (0.12%) HDFS
5 2 (0.12%) LXC
6 1 (0.058%) GridGain
6 1 (0.058%) Varnish
6 1 (0.058%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.64%) Terraform
2 7 (0.40%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.29%) Ansible
3 5 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.23%) WMI
5 3 (0.17%) Grafana
5 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.058%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.058%) Oozie
Vendors
1 232 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 90 (5.20%) Salesforce.com
3 88 (5.08%) SAP
4 74 (4.27%) Oracle
5 28 (1.62%) Bloomberg
6 23 (1.33%) Charles River
7 22 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 22 (1.27%) ServiceNow
8 21 (1.21%) Databricks
9 20 (1.16%) BiZZdesign
10 18 (1.04%) JD Edwards
11 16 (0.92%) VMware
12 11 (0.64%) Kofax
12 11 (0.64%) Sparx
13 10 (0.58%) Blue Prism
14 9 (0.52%) Automation Anywhere
14 9 (0.52%) Progress
14 9 (0.52%) UiPath
15 8 (0.46%) Citrix
15 8 (0.46%) Sage