Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 104 88
Rank change year-on-year -18 -16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 3,787 5,027 6,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 3.02% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 3.29% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,771 3,946 4,275
UK median annual salary £52,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.95% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,943 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £78,750
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 128,133 152,793 163,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.76% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 100,524 121,643 128,866
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 16 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 22 September 2019. 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 -16 3,548 £52,500 - 270
UK excluding London -5 2,042 £45,000 - 179
London -22 1,663 £62,500 +4.17% 116
South East +22 735 £50,000 - 32
North of England +27 592 £42,500 -5.56% 63
North West +53 399 £41,500 -7.78% 32
Midlands -64 228 £41,000 -7.81% 18
South West -15 213 £45,000 - 29
Yorkshire -30 175 £44,000 -2.22% 24
West Midlands -20 169 £41,517 -7.74% 15
East of England -41 102 £55,000 +15.79% 12
Scotland -41 100 £43,000 +1.18% 12
East Midlands -78 59 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Wales +9 54 £44,500 +21.09% 6
Northern Ireland +7 18 £36,750 -28.29% 5
North East +3 18 £42,500 +6.25% 7

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 1,886 (49.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1,256 (33.17%) Finance
3 863 (22.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 853 (22.52%) Project Management
5 686 (18.11%) Degree
6 643 (16.98%) SQL
7 621 (16.40%) Analytical Skills
8 584 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
9 563 (14.87%) Scrum
10 472 (12.46%) Microsoft
11 457 (12.07%) User Stories
12 455 (12.01%) Waterfall
13 445 (11.75%) Project Delivery
14 442 (11.67%) Change Management
15 386 (10.19%) Workshop Facilitation
16 375 (9.90%) Use Case
17 360 (9.51%) SDLC
18 347 (9.16%) Analytics
19 344 (9.08%) Workflow
20 341 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
21 314 (8.29%) Management Information System
22 306 (8.08%) ITIL
23 293 (7.74%) Asset Management
24 284 (7.50%) Retail
25 281 (7.42%) SQL Server
25 281 (7.42%) User Experience
26 271 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
27 259 (6.84%) PRINCE2
27 259 (6.84%) Oracle
28 256 (6.76%) Investment Management

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
1 104 (2.75%) Confluence
2 95 (2.51%) Oracle Workflow
3 80 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 61 (1.61%) CMS
5 21 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 17 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.42%) SAS
8 13 (0.34%) IBM Notes
9 12 (0.32%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.29%) CICS
11 10 (0.26%) Drupal
11 10 (0.26%) EPiServer
11 10 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.24%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.24%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.21%) IBM Domino
13 8 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 238 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 221 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
3 195 (5.15%) MS Visio
4 105 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.053%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.026%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.026%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 143 (3.78%) thinkFolio
2 133 (3.51%) Markit EDM
3 127 (3.35%) Front Arena
4 55 (1.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 54 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 33 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
7 26 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
8 25 (0.66%) NetSuite
9 24 (0.63%) SAP HR
10 20 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
11 19 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
12 18 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
12 18 (0.48%) SAP MM
12 18 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
13 16 (0.42%) SAP ERP
14 15 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
15 13 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 13 (0.34%) SAP Business One
15 13 (0.34%) SAP SCM
16 12 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 149 (3.93%) Azure
2 122 (3.22%) Power Platform
3 119 (3.14%) SaaS
4 94 (2.48%) AWS
5 91 (2.40%) Office 365
6 76 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
7 33 (0.87%) G Suite
8 29 (0.77%) GCP
9 23 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
10 21 (0.55%) Google Analytics
11 20 (0.53%) PaaS
12 19 (0.50%) IaaS
13 16 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (0.40%) Trello
15 12 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 10 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (0.21%) Google Docs
17 8 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 8 (0.21%) Serverless
17 8 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.85%) Internet
2 42 (1.11%) Broadband
3 37 (0.98%) Firewall
4 13 (0.34%) Unified Communications
5 11 (0.29%) Intranet
6 9 (0.24%) SSL
7 7 (0.18%) FTP
7 7 (0.18%) VPN
7 7 (0.18%) WAN
8 6 (0.16%) MVNO
8 6 (0.16%) WebEx
8 6 (0.16%) Wireless
9 5 (0.13%) Network Security
9 5 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.11%) DNS
10 4 (0.11%) SAN
10 4 (0.11%) WPA
11 3 (0.079%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.079%) DHCP
11 3 (0.079%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 114 (3.01%) Big Data
3 110 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
4 108 (2.85%) Power BI
5 83 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 65 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 33 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 29 (0.77%) MySQL
11 27 (0.71%) Blockchain
12 24 (0.63%) Oracle Database
13 23 (0.61%) QlikView
14 22 (0.58%) NoSQL
15 21 (0.55%) SAP BW
16 19 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
16 19 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
16 19 (0.50%) Hadoop
16 19 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
17 18 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 238 (6.28%) JIRA
2 118 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (1.16%) Cucumber
3 44 (1.16%) Selenium
4 42 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 38 (1.00%) SoapUI
6 35 (0.92%) JMeter
7 27 (0.71%) LoadRunner
8 20 (0.53%) Git (software)
8 20 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (0.34%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.32%) Balsamiq
11 8 (0.21%) NeoLoad
12 7 (0.18%) FitNesse
13 6 (0.16%) Appium
13 6 (0.16%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.13%) Hudson
14 5 (0.13%) MSTest
14 5 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.13%) RSpec
General
1 1,256 (33.17%) Finance
2 284 (7.50%) Retail
3 240 (6.34%) Banking
4 228 (6.02%) Front Office
5 151 (3.99%) Marketing
6 146 (3.86%) Public Sector
7 96 (2.53%) Spanish Language
8 94 (2.48%) Legal
9 89 (2.35%) French Language
10 88 (2.32%) German Language
11 87 (2.30%) Manufacturing
12 84 (2.22%) Back Office
12 84 (2.22%) Italian Language
13 77 (2.03%) Dutch Language
14 56 (1.48%) Telecoms
15 54 (1.43%) Local Government
16 52 (1.37%) Law
17 41 (1.08%) Investment Banking
18 32 (0.84%) Police
19 28 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,106 (55.61%) Analyst
2 1,767 (46.66%) Business Analyst
3 352 (9.29%) Consultant
4 271 (7.16%) Senior Analyst
5 257 (6.79%) Architect
6 256 (6.76%) Developer
7 243 (6.42%) Senior Business Analyst
8 237 (6.26%) Project Manager
9 199 (5.25%) Digital Business Analyst
10 193 (5.10%) Digital Analyst
11 186 (4.91%) Agile Business Analyst
12 163 (4.30%) IT Analyst
13 149 (3.93%) Business IT Analyst
13 149 (3.93%) IT Business Analyst
14 145 (3.83%) Financial Analyst
15 136 (3.59%) Finance Business Analyst
16 121 (3.20%) Product Owner
16 121 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
17 120 (3.17%) Process Analyst
18 116 (3.06%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (6.23%) XML
2 219 (5.78%) .NET
3 79 (2.09%) HTML
4 76 (2.01%) Web Services
5 61 (1.61%) CSS
6 59 (1.56%) JSON
7 56 (1.48%) RESTful
8 51 (1.35%) REST
9 48 (1.27%) SOAP
10 38 (1.00%) J2EE
11 36 (0.95%) ASP.NET
11 36 (0.95%) Node.js
12 30 (0.79%) .NET Core
13 24 (0.63%) XSD
14 21 (0.55%) .NET Framework
14 21 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
14 21 (0.55%) HTML5
14 21 (0.55%) MDX
14 21 (0.55%) Middleware
15 14 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 621 (16.40%) Analytical Skills
2 314 (8.29%) Management Information System
3 281 (7.42%) User Experience
4 191 (5.04%) Equities
5 179 (4.73%) Fixed Income
6 176 (4.65%) Derivative
7 173 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
8 163 (4.30%) Hedge funds
9 151 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 78 (2.06%) Mobile App
11 72 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
12 59 (1.56%) Internet of Things
13 49 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
14 47 (1.24%) Reinsurance
15 45 (1.19%) Robotics
16 44 (1.16%) Virtual Team
17 34 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
18 33 (0.87%) Data Structures
19 30 (0.79%) NHS
20 29 (0.77%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 95 (2.51%) Windows
2 32 (0.84%) Linux
3 30 (0.79%) Unix
4 24 (0.63%) Windows 7
4 24 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 16 (0.42%) Android
5 16 (0.42%) Windows 10
6 15 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.34%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.34%) Windows 8
7 13 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,886 (49.80%) Agile Software Development
2 863 (22.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 853 (22.52%) Project Management
4 584 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
5 563 (14.87%) Scrum
6 457 (12.07%) User Stories
7 455 (12.01%) Waterfall
8 445 (11.75%) Project Delivery
9 442 (11.67%) Change Management
10 386 (10.19%) Workshop Facilitation
11 375 (9.90%) Use Case
12 360 (9.51%) SDLC
13 347 (9.16%) Analytics
14 344 (9.08%) Workflow
15 341 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 306 (8.08%) ITIL
17 293 (7.74%) Asset Management
18 271 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
19 259 (6.84%) PRINCE2
20 256 (6.76%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 643 (16.98%) SQL
2 236 (6.23%) C#
3 230 (6.07%) Java
4 171 (4.52%) C
5 101 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 70 (1.85%) T-SQL
7 60 (1.58%) Python
8 46 (1.21%) Perl
9 38 (1.00%) C++
10 32 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 23 (0.61%) COBOL
12 21 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 21 (0.55%) VBA
13 18 (0.48%) PHP
14 17 (0.45%) JCL
15 15 (0.40%) ABAP
16 14 (0.37%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.37%) VB
17 10 (0.26%) Kotlin
17 10 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 686 (18.11%) Degree
2 140 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 124 (3.27%) ISEB
4 66 (1.74%) PMI Certification
5 54 (1.43%) PMP
6 49 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 40 (1.06%) SC Cleared
8 36 (0.95%) IIBA
9 30 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (0.77%) DV Cleared
10 29 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.55%) CISM
11 21 (0.55%) CISSP
12 20 (0.53%) Master's Degree
13 19 (0.50%) ISTQB
13 19 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
14 18 (0.48%) CBAP
15 17 (0.45%) CFA
15 17 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (6.23%) QA
2 102 (2.69%) PMO
3 57 (1.51%) SLA
4 49 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 47 (1.24%) GDPR
6 40 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 38 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 33 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (0.48%) COBIT
9 18 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (0.48%) MiFID
10 16 (0.42%) EMIR
11 13 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 12 (0.32%) Basel III
13 11 (0.29%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.24%) IFRS
15 8 (0.21%) Solvency II
16 7 (0.18%) PSD2
17 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
17 5 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 26 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 25 (0.66%) Docker
3 24 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.079%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.053%) NFS
7 2 (0.053%) vSphere
8 1 (0.026%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.026%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.53%) Kubernetes
3 17 (0.45%) SCCM
4 16 (0.42%) CA Service Virtualization
5 8 (0.21%) Control-M
6 6 (0.16%) Terraform
7 4 (0.11%) Ansible
8 3 (0.079%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.079%) SCOM
8 3 (0.079%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.053%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.053%) Puppet
10 1 (0.026%) Automic
10 1 (0.026%) CASB
10 1 (0.026%) Dollar Universe
10 1 (0.026%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 472 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 259 (6.84%) Oracle
3 192 (5.07%) SAP
4 149 (3.93%) Charles River
5 142 (3.75%) SimCorp
6 129 (3.41%) Calypso
6 129 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
7 102 (2.69%) Google
8 76 (2.01%) Tableau
9 61 (1.61%) IBM
10 55 (1.45%) Sparx
11 44 (1.16%) BiZZdesign
12 43 (1.14%) hybris
13 39 (1.03%) Adobe
14 37 (0.98%) HP
15 36 (0.95%) WorldPay
16 30 (0.79%) ServiceNow
17 29 (0.77%) Sitecore
18 25 (0.66%) Citrix
19 22 (0.58%) Cisco