Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 80 75
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 6023 6553 7844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.40% 3.32% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 3.73% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4298 5592 6620
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 159042 175633 191561
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.06% 88.13%
Number of salaries quoted 126409 146488 156350
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 -3 5717 £52,500 +5.00% 302
London +10 3196 £60,000 +4.35% 127
UK excluding London -19 2756 £45,000 - 202
North of England -26 709 £42,500 +6.25% 54
South East -10 687 £50,000 +5.26% 48
Midlands -2 514 £45,000 +5.88% 37
West Midlands +14 384 £45,000 +5.88% 28
North West -37 361 £42,500 +6.25% 27
South West +17 332 £42,500 - 20
Yorkshire +7 317 £42,500 - 21
East of England -67 271 £47,500 -5.00% 16
Scotland -35 143 £41,000 +2.50% 25
East Midlands -28 124 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Wales +2 82 £40,000 +5.26% 3
North East -10 31 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Northern Ireland -15 22 £22,500 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 2732 (45.36%) Finance
2 2112 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
3 1801 (29.90%) Project Management
4 1457 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1305 (21.67%) Banking
6 1277 (21.20%) Retail
7 1212 (20.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 1056 (17.53%) SQL
9 1009 (16.75%) SDLC
10 967 (16.06%) Asset Management
11 908 (15.08%) Degree
12 862 (14.31%) Microsoft
13 839 (13.93%) Investment Banking
14 788 (13.08%) Wealth Management
15 729 (12.10%) Retail Banking
16 628 (10.43%) Scrum
17 577 (9.58%) User Acceptance Testing
18 574 (9.53%) User Stories
19 566 (9.40%) Change Management
20 556 (9.23%) Waterfall
21 490 (8.14%) Data Analysis
22 469 (7.79%) QA
22 469 (7.79%) CRM
23 462 (7.67%) Use Case
24 457 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
25 442 (7.34%) PRINCE2
26 431 (7.16%) SQL Server
27 424 (7.04%) ISEB
28 412 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
29 395 (6.56%) SAP

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
1 159 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 80 (1.33%) CMS
3 68 (1.13%) Confluence
4 60 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 55 (0.91%) Documentum
6 47 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 32 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 30 (0.50%) Apache
9 26 (0.43%) IIS
10 25 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
11 24 (0.40%) EPiServer
12 23 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 19 (0.32%) SAS
14 13 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 13 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.17%) Apache Spark
15 10 (0.17%) WordPress
16 6 (0.100%) JBoss
16 6 (0.100%) Skype for Business
17 5 (0.083%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 412 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 364 (6.04%) MS Visio
3 252 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
4 216 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 123 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.050%) Mingle
11 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.033%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.033%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.033%) Revit
11 2 (0.033%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.017%) HipChat
12 1 (0.017%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 139 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 69 (1.15%) Actimize
4 67 (1.11%) SAP FI
5 63 (1.05%) SAP CO
5 63 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
6 50 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
7 42 (0.70%) SAP MM
8 38 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
9 34 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
10 31 (0.51%) SAP SD
11 30 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 28 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
12 28 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
13 24 (0.40%) NetSuite
13 24 (0.40%) SAP CRM
14 22 (0.37%) SAP PP
14 22 (0.37%) SAP WM
15 21 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
16 19 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 99 (1.64%) SaaS
2 93 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (0.88%) Office 365
4 43 (0.71%) GitHub
5 34 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
6 30 (0.50%) PaaS
7 29 (0.48%) Force.com
8 26 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 22 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
11 14 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
12 11 (0.18%) Intacct
13 9 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 8 (0.13%) IaaS
14 8 (0.13%) Taleo
14 8 (0.13%) Yammer
15 7 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 6 (0.100%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 53 (0.88%) Intranet
2 46 (0.76%) Internet
3 21 (0.35%) Firewall
4 16 (0.27%) SMS
5 13 (0.22%) LAN
6 12 (0.20%) HTTP
6 12 (0.20%) WAN
7 11 (0.18%) VPN
8 9 (0.15%) LDAP
9 7 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (0.12%) DNS
9 7 (0.12%) Extranet
9 7 (0.12%) Skype
9 7 (0.12%) Wireless
10 6 (0.100%) ATM
11 5 (0.083%) DHCP
11 5 (0.083%) Frame Relay
11 5 (0.083%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.066%) Broadband
12 4 (0.066%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 199 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 159 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 158 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 96 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 88 (1.46%) Big Data
7 86 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 70 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 69 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
10 63 (1.05%) QlikView
11 62 (1.03%) Power BI
12 57 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
13 49 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
14 44 (0.73%) MySQL
15 37 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
16 35 (0.58%) Oracle Database
17 33 (0.55%) SAP HANA
18 31 (0.51%) RDBMS
19 26 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 22 (0.37%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 283 (4.70%) JIRA
2 93 (1.54%) Selenium
3 90 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 83 (1.38%) Git (software)
5 71 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 51 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 50 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 41 (0.68%) Subversion
9 38 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 34 (0.56%) Maven
10 34 (0.56%) Toad
11 31 (0.51%) MagicDraw
11 31 (0.51%) XMLSpy
12 28 (0.46%) JBehave
13 26 (0.43%) SpecFlow
14 18 (0.30%) HP UFT
15 17 (0.28%) Android Studio
15 17 (0.28%) Gradle
16 16 (0.27%) Axure RP
16 16 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2732 (45.36%) Finance
2 1305 (21.67%) Banking
3 1277 (21.20%) Retail
4 839 (13.93%) Investment Banking
5 729 (12.10%) Retail Banking
6 343 (5.69%) Front Office
7 318 (5.28%) Marketing
8 247 (4.10%) Legal
9 184 (3.05%) Manufacturing
10 179 (2.97%) Back Office
11 145 (2.41%) Advertising
12 113 (1.88%) Telecoms
13 105 (1.74%) Financial Institution
13 105 (1.74%) Law
14 64 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
15 50 (0.83%) Publishing
16 44 (0.73%) German Language
17 35 (0.58%) Games
18 34 (0.56%) Local Government
19 33 (0.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3856 (64.02%) Analyst
2 3443 (57.16%) Business Analyst
3 508 (8.43%) Senior Analyst
4 460 (7.64%) Senior Business Analyst
5 437 (7.26%) Consultant
6 332 (5.51%) Developer
7 327 (5.43%) IT Analyst
8 317 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 314 (5.21%) Business IT Analyst
10 309 (5.13%) IT Business Analyst
11 297 (4.93%) Agile Business Analyst
12 237 (3.93%) Architect
13 234 (3.89%) Financial Analyst
14 226 (3.75%) Lead Business Analyst
15 219 (3.64%) Service Analyst
16 201 (3.34%) Finance Business Analyst
17 182 (3.02%) Digital Analyst
18 177 (2.94%) Digital Business Analyst
19 163 (2.71%) Business Manager
20 154 (2.56%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (6.04%) .NET
2 193 (3.20%) HTML
3 190 (3.15%) XML
4 152 (2.52%) Web Services
5 125 (2.08%) REST
6 122 (2.03%) ASP.NET
7 99 (1.64%) SOAP
8 86 (1.43%) CSS
9 81 (1.34%) Middleware
10 76 (1.26%) HTML5
11 70 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
12 65 (1.08%) .NET Framework
13 47 (0.78%) jQuery
14 44 (0.73%) XML Schema
15 42 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
16 41 (0.68%) AngularJS
16 41 (0.68%) FpML
17 38 (0.63%) Node.js
18 37 (0.61%) WCF
19 36 (0.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1457 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 378 (6.28%) Management Information System
3 298 (4.95%) Equities
4 255 (4.23%) User Experience
5 233 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 226 (3.75%) Computer Science
7 225 (3.74%) Derivative
8 220 (3.65%) Fixed Income
9 157 (2.61%) Fintech
10 123 (2.04%) OTC Derivatives
11 115 (1.91%) Reference Data
12 113 (1.88%) Credit Risk
13 110 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
14 72 (1.20%) Virtual Team
15 64 (1.06%) Mobile App
16 63 (1.05%) FMCG
17 60 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
18 58 (0.96%) Hedge funds
19 49 (0.81%) NHS
20 46 (0.76%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 161 (2.67%) Windows
2 88 (1.46%) Unix
3 55 (0.91%) Linux
4 44 (0.73%) Apple iOS
5 37 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 35 (0.58%) Android
7 10 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.100%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.100%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.083%) AIX
10 5 (0.083%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.050%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.033%) Debian
12 2 (0.033%) HPUX
12 2 (0.033%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.017%) Solaris
13 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2112 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1801 (29.90%) Project Management
3 1212 (20.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 1009 (16.75%) SDLC
5 967 (16.06%) Asset Management
6 788 (13.08%) Wealth Management
7 628 (10.43%) Scrum
8 577 (9.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 574 (9.53%) User Stories
10 566 (9.40%) Change Management
11 556 (9.23%) Waterfall
12 490 (8.14%) Data Analysis
13 469 (7.79%) CRM
14 462 (7.67%) Use Case
15 457 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
16 442 (7.34%) PRINCE2
17 366 (6.08%) Analytics
18 359 (5.96%) ITIL
19 353 (5.86%) Mentoring
20 344 (5.71%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1056 (17.53%) SQL
2 256 (4.25%) C#
3 208 (3.45%) Java
4 124 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 119 (1.98%) C
5 119 (1.98%) T-SQL
6 85 (1.41%) Python
7 61 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 43 (0.71%) VBA
9 39 (0.65%) ABAP
10 32 (0.53%) PHP
11 31 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 28 (0.46%) R
13 21 (0.35%) PowerShell
14 19 (0.32%) Perl
15 18 (0.30%) VB
16 16 (0.27%) Scala
17 14 (0.23%) RPG
18 12 (0.20%) ActionScript
18 12 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 908 (15.08%) Degree
2 424 (7.04%) ISEB
3 195 (3.24%) Security Cleared
4 115 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 104 (1.73%) CBAP
6 87 (1.44%) IIBA
7 83 (1.38%) SC Cleared
8 80 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 70 (1.16%) Master's Degree
10 50 (0.83%) PMP
11 48 (0.80%) CISA
12 47 (0.78%) CISSP
13 46 (0.76%) CISM
13 46 (0.76%) ISTQB
14 44 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 32 (0.53%) DV Cleared
16 31 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 24 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 21 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 469 (7.79%) QA
2 183 (3.04%) MiFID
3 104 (1.73%) PMO
4 91 (1.51%) Basel III
5 87 (1.44%) Data Quality
6 85 (1.41%) SLA
7 62 (1.03%) EMIR
8 52 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
9 50 (0.83%) GDPR
10 46 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
10 46 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 32 (0.53%) ISO 20022
12 26 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 21 (0.35%) ISO 9001
14 16 (0.27%) HL7
15 15 (0.25%) IFRS
16 14 (0.23%) PCI DSS
17 11 (0.18%) COBIT
17 11 (0.18%) Solvency II
18 9 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 34 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.15%) Docker
3 6 (0.100%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.083%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.050%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.033%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (0.88%) Puppet
2 22 (0.37%) ZABBIX
3 12 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.083%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.066%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.050%) Ansible
6 3 (0.050%) Oozie
6 3 (0.050%) Terraform
7 2 (0.033%) Control-M
7 2 (0.033%) Nagios
7 2 (0.033%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.033%) SCOM
7 2 (0.033%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.017%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.017%) Salt
8 1 (0.017%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 862 (14.31%) Microsoft
2 395 (6.56%) SAP
3 387 (6.43%) Oracle
4 192 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
5 79 (1.31%) IBM
6 71 (1.18%) Tableau
7 65 (1.08%) Pega
8 55 (0.91%) Cognizant
9 52 (0.86%) Murex
10 46 (0.76%) Cognos
10 46 (0.76%) EMC
10 46 (0.76%) JD Edwards
11 41 (0.68%) Cadence
12 40 (0.66%) Adobe
13 37 (0.61%) Charles River
13 37 (0.61%) Hyperion
14 34 (0.56%) Sun
15 33 (0.55%) Google
16 32 (0.53%) Sage
17 28 (0.46%) Epicor