Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 86 84
Rank change year-on-year -16 -2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 5,023 6,148 6,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.02% 3.52% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 3.85% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,943 4,225 5,213
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £33,908 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £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 151,576 159,835 175,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120,616 126,198 146,138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -17 4,718 £52,500 - 428
London -19 2,478 £60,000 - 161
UK excluding London -10 2,440 £45,000 - 292
South East +13 698 £50,000 - 63
North of England -14 555 £44,000 +3.53% 61
Midlands -10 457 £44,236 -1.70% 70
North West -8 298 £45,000 +5.88% 32
East of England +7 267 £47,500 -5.00% 34
West Midlands -34 256 £45,000 - 38
South West -24 247 £45,000 +5.88% 40
Yorkshire -20 223 £45,000 +8.43% 27
East Midlands +60 201 £42,500 -5.56% 31
Scotland +1 173 £42,500 - 17
Wales -16 55 £36,750 -8.13% 7
North East -14 35 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Northern Ireland -28 6 £51,250 +127.78%
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 2,152 (42.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,793 (35.70%) Finance
3 1,379 (27.45%) Project Management
4 1,089 (21.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,065 (21.20%) Analytical Skills
6 990 (19.71%) SQL
7 913 (18.18%) Degree
8 743 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
9 730 (14.53%) Microsoft
10 653 (13.00%) Scrum
11 637 (12.68%) Waterfall
12 623 (12.40%) User Stories
13 569 (11.33%) SDLC
14 516 (10.27%) SQL Server
15 515 (10.25%) Change Management
16 479 (9.54%) PRINCE2
17 473 (9.42%) Banking
18 468 (9.32%) Retail
19 431 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
20 397 (7.90%) .NET
21 395 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
22 377 (7.51%) C#
23 342 (6.81%) ITIL
24 339 (6.75%) CRM
25 320 (6.37%) ISEB
26 308 (6.13%) Data Analysis
27 301 (5.99%) UML
28 300 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
29 297 (5.91%) ERP
30 296 (5.89%) Use Case

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
1 275 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 109 (2.17%) Confluence
3 65 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
4 51 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 35 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
6 34 (0.68%) CMS
6 34 (0.68%) SAS
7 30 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 28 (0.56%) Apache Spark
9 24 (0.48%) IIS
10 19 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (0.28%) Apache
12 13 (0.26%) Alfresco
13 11 (0.22%) MS Project Server
14 10 (0.20%) Appian
15 9 (0.18%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.16%) Skype for Business
16 8 (0.16%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 6 (0.12%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 300 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 237 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
3 212 (4.22%) MS Visio
4 123 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
5 103 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 29 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 27 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.12%) Mingle
9 4 (0.080%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.080%) SPSS
10 2 (0.040%) Stata
Business Applications
1 136 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 92 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 77 (1.53%) Markit EDM
4 59 (1.17%) thinkFolio
5 54 (1.08%) Front Arena
6 53 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
7 39 (0.78%) NetSuite
8 35 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
9 26 (0.52%) Scribe Insight
10 25 (0.50%) SAP PP
11 23 (0.46%) Magento
11 23 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
12 22 (0.44%) SAP CO
12 22 (0.44%) SAP FI
12 22 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
12 22 (0.44%) SAP HCM
13 21 (0.42%) SAP ERP
14 19 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 19 (0.38%) SAP SD
15 18 (0.36%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 137 (2.73%) Office 365
2 135 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (2.27%) SaaS
4 102 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
5 57 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
6 43 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.58%) PaaS
8 22 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
9 21 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.34%) IaaS
12 13 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 12 (0.24%) BPaaS
13 12 (0.24%) G Suite
14 9 (0.18%) Trello
15 8 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
15 8 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 7 (0.14%) OneDrive
17 6 (0.12%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 72 (1.43%) Internet
2 41 (0.82%) Firewall
3 24 (0.48%) Intranet
4 22 (0.44%) DNS
5 17 (0.34%) SMS
6 9 (0.18%) Skype
7 8 (0.16%) WAN
8 7 (0.14%) DHCP
8 7 (0.14%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.14%) VPN
9 6 (0.12%) LAN
9 6 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.080%) ATM
10 4 (0.080%) HTTP
10 4 (0.080%) MPLS
10 4 (0.080%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.080%) Wireless
11 3 (0.060%) ADSL
11 3 (0.060%) VLAN
12 2 (0.040%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 267 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
3 189 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 189 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 169 (3.36%) Big Data
5 162 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 134 (2.67%) Power BI
7 117 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 73 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 66 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
10 49 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
11 48 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 47 (0.94%) QlikView
13 38 (0.76%) RDBMS
14 33 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 31 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
16 30 (0.60%) NoSQL
17 29 (0.58%) Blockchain
18 25 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
19 24 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 241 (4.80%) JIRA
2 60 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 50 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 34 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 32 (0.64%) Axure RP
7 31 (0.62%) Selenium
8 25 (0.50%) Jenkins
9 23 (0.46%) Mocha
10 22 (0.44%) Subversion
11 21 (0.42%) webpack
12 20 (0.40%) Eclipse
12 20 (0.40%) NUnit
13 19 (0.38%) Maven
13 19 (0.38%) Moq
14 18 (0.36%) Babel
14 18 (0.36%) Karma Test Runner
15 11 (0.22%) JMeter
16 10 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (0.20%) ERwin
General
1 1,793 (35.70%) Finance
2 473 (9.42%) Banking
3 468 (9.32%) Retail
4 243 (4.84%) Marketing
5 228 (4.54%) Front Office
6 200 (3.98%) Advertising
7 195 (3.88%) Legal
8 150 (2.99%) Investment Banking
9 148 (2.95%) Back Office
10 143 (2.85%) Manufacturing
11 128 (2.55%) Law
12 87 (1.73%) Telecoms
13 80 (1.59%) Games
14 63 (1.25%) Financial Institution
15 51 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
16 42 (0.84%) Retail Banking
17 37 (0.74%) Billing
18 31 (0.62%) Local Government
18 31 (0.62%) Publishing
19 29 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,989 (59.51%) Analyst
2 2,558 (50.93%) Business Analyst
3 549 (10.93%) Consultant
4 389 (7.74%) Senior Analyst
5 348 (6.93%) Developer
6 341 (6.79%) Project Manager
7 339 (6.75%) Senior Business Analyst
8 258 (5.14%) IT Analyst
9 247 (4.92%) Business IT Analyst
10 239 (4.76%) IT Business Analyst
11 221 (4.40%) Architect
12 184 (3.66%) Agile Business Analyst
13 164 (3.26%) Lead Business Analyst
14 156 (3.11%) Financial Analyst
15 151 (3.01%) Insurance Business Analyst
16 143 (2.85%) Systems Analyst
17 139 (2.77%) Business Manager
18 134 (2.67%) Finance Business Analyst
19 123 (2.45%) Business Systems Analyst
20 116 (2.31%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (7.90%) .NET
2 248 (4.94%) HTML
3 167 (3.32%) Web Services
4 160 (3.19%) XML
5 152 (3.03%) CSS
6 118 (2.35%) REST
7 107 (2.13%) SOAP
8 80 (1.59%) AngularJS
9 66 (1.31%) HTML5
10 64 (1.27%) ASP.NET
11 60 (1.19%) Node.js
12 52 (1.04%) .NET Framework
13 51 (1.02%) Mason
14 50 (1.00%) jQuery
15 48 (0.96%) Redux
15 48 (0.96%) WCF
16 46 (0.92%) JSON
17 45 (0.90%) Entity Framework
17 45 (0.90%) WPF
18 40 (0.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,065 (21.20%) Analytical Skills
2 282 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 244 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 243 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
5 209 (4.16%) User Experience
6 189 (3.76%) Fintech
7 150 (2.99%) Derivative
8 144 (2.87%) Fixed Income
9 118 (2.35%) Equities
10 102 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
11 99 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 79 (1.57%) Hedge funds
13 57 (1.13%) Reinsurance
14 55 (1.09%) PMI
15 53 (1.06%) FMCG
16 40 (0.80%) Virtual Team
17 38 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
18 37 (0.74%) Data Structures
19 36 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
20 35 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (2.17%) Windows
2 69 (1.37%) Unix
3 62 (1.23%) Linux
4 35 (0.70%) Windows 7
5 33 (0.66%) Windows Server
6 25 (0.50%) Android
6 25 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.30%) AIX
7 15 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 12 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.080%) Solaris
10 4 (0.080%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.020%) CentOS
11 1 (0.020%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.020%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,152 (42.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,379 (27.45%) Project Management
3 1,089 (21.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 743 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
5 653 (13.00%) Scrum
6 637 (12.68%) Waterfall
7 623 (12.40%) User Stories
8 569 (11.33%) SDLC
9 515 (10.25%) Change Management
10 479 (9.54%) PRINCE2
11 431 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
12 395 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 342 (6.81%) ITIL
14 339 (6.75%) CRM
15 308 (6.13%) Data Analysis
16 301 (5.99%) UML
17 297 (5.91%) ERP
18 296 (5.89%) Use Case
19 288 (5.73%) Mentoring
20 269 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 990 (19.71%) SQL
2 377 (7.51%) C#
3 276 (5.49%) Java
4 237 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 145 (2.89%) T-SQL
6 135 (2.69%) C
7 121 (2.41%) Python
8 88 (1.75%) VBA
9 56 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 47 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 43 (0.86%) Perl
12 38 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 36 (0.72%) VB
14 35 (0.70%) C++
15 27 (0.54%) PHP
16 25 (0.50%) Shell Script
17 21 (0.42%) Bash Shell
18 19 (0.38%) R
19 17 (0.34%) Scala
20 16 (0.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 913 (18.18%) Degree
2 320 (6.37%) ISEB
3 212 (4.22%) Security Cleared
4 136 (2.71%) PMI Certification
5 100 (1.99%) PMP
6 85 (1.69%) IIBA
7 81 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 71 (1.41%) CBAP
9 61 (1.21%) SC Cleared
10 60 (1.19%) DV Cleared
11 57 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 47 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 36 (0.72%) Master's Degree
14 33 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 27 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (0.52%) APMP
17 22 (0.44%) CISSP
18 20 (0.40%) DBS Check
18 20 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
19 17 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (5.51%) QA
2 118 (2.35%) PMO
3 105 (2.09%) Data Quality
4 82 (1.63%) GDPR
5 55 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 47 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 34 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
8 33 (0.66%) MiFID
9 27 (0.54%) COBIT
10 23 (0.46%) SEPA
11 19 (0.38%) EMIR
12 16 (0.32%) SLA
13 15 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 15 (0.30%) ISO 20022
14 12 (0.24%) Solvency II
15 9 (0.18%) PSD2
16 6 (0.12%) ISO 8583
16 6 (0.12%) PCI DSS
17 5 (0.100%) AIFMD
18 4 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 39 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.30%) Docker
3 14 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.080%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.080%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.080%) XenApp
4 4 (0.080%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.060%) vSphere
6 1 (0.020%) HDFS
6 1 (0.020%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.020%) KVM
6 1 (0.020%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (0.38%) Ansible
2 18 (0.36%) Automic
2 18 (0.36%) Dollar Universe
3 8 (0.16%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.14%) Puppet
4 7 (0.14%) SCCM
5 5 (0.100%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.100%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.100%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.080%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.080%) Terraform
7 3 (0.060%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.040%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.020%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.020%) Mesos
9 1 (0.020%) Netcool
9 1 (0.020%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.020%) Oozie
9 1 (0.020%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 730 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 244 (4.86%) Oracle
3 241 (4.80%) SAP
4 152 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 91 (1.81%) Tableau
6 79 (1.57%) SimCorp
7 69 (1.37%) Charles River
8 63 (1.25%) Google
9 55 (1.09%) Calypso
10 54 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 48 (0.96%) JD Edwards
12 44 (0.88%) Cognos
13 38 (0.76%) Adobe
13 38 (0.76%) WorldPay
14 35 (0.70%) Atlassian
15 33 (0.66%) IBM
16 29 (0.58%) VMware
17 23 (0.46%) Demandware
18 22 (0.44%) Sitecore
19 21 (0.42%) Casewise