Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 112 102
Rank change year-on-year -8 -10 -23
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 4,001 4,933 5,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 2.86% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 3.12% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,795 3,911 4,041
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £33,750 £33,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £78,000
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 133,252 158,348 154,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.83% 91.49%
Number of salaries quoted 104,246 127,450 127,097
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,790
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -11 3,695 £52,500 +5.00% 189
UK excluding London -12 1,998 £45,000 - 114
London -4 1,902 £62,500 +8.70% 81
South East +26 614 £50,000 - 26
North of England -4 512 £42,500 -5.56% 31
North West +33 355 £43,000 -4.44% 18
South West +24 307 £42,500 -5.56% 16
Midlands -62 235 £40,000 -11.11% 20
West Midlands -64 156 £40,000 -15.79% 17
Yorkshire -76 145 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Scotland -51 124 £45,000 - 4
East of England -4 119 £46,000 -3.16% 16
East Midlands -18 78 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Wales +12 70 £45,000 +16.13% 2
Northern Ireland -17 19 £39,000 +30.00%
North East +3 12 £45,000 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 2,105 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,383 (34.57%) Finance
3 972 (24.29%) Project Management
4 881 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 802 (20.04%) Problem-Solving
6 791 (19.77%) Degree
7 787 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
8 717 (17.92%) SQL
9 666 (16.65%) Scrum
10 615 (15.37%) User Stories
11 519 (12.97%) Waterfall
12 488 (12.20%) Change Management
13 477 (11.92%) Microsoft
14 440 (11.00%) SDLC
15 380 (9.50%) Workshop Facilitation
16 377 (9.42%) Banking
16 377 (9.42%) QA
17 373 (9.32%) Management Information System
18 359 (8.97%) Software Engineering
19 347 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
20 341 (8.52%) Analytics
21 337 (8.42%) ITIL
21 337 (8.42%) Use Case
22 329 (8.22%) Retail
23 317 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
24 310 (7.75%) Asset Management
25 306 (7.65%) PRINCE2
26 298 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
27 274 (6.85%) Coaching
28 268 (6.70%) CRM

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
1 155 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 87 (2.17%) Confluence
3 69 (1.72%) CMS
4 49 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 24 (0.60%) WebLogic
6 23 (0.57%) SAS
7 21 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 20 (0.50%) IIS
8 20 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (0.47%) EPiServer
10 17 (0.42%) CICS
11 12 (0.30%) Documentum
12 11 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.25%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.22%) Apache
14 9 (0.22%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.20%) IBM Domino
15 8 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 258 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 246 (6.15%) MS Visio
3 226 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 101 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 72 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.100%) UXPin
9 3 (0.075%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.050%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.050%) Sketch
11 1 (0.025%) Marvel
11 1 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.025%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 90 (2.25%) thinkFolio
2 71 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 65 (1.62%) Markit EDM
4 63 (1.57%) Temenos T24
5 57 (1.42%) Front Arena
6 40 (1.00%) SAP Hybris
7 32 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
8 22 (0.55%) NetSuite
9 20 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
10 19 (0.47%) SAP MM
11 17 (0.42%) SAP FI
11 17 (0.42%) SAP SD
12 16 (0.40%) Endur
13 15 (0.37%) SAP CO
13 15 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
14 13 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
14 13 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
14 13 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 13 (0.32%) SAP SCM
15 12 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 150 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (2.92%) Power Platform
3 98 (2.45%) SaaS
4 93 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
5 65 (1.62%) Office 365
6 31 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
7 27 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (0.45%) Google Analytics
10 15 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 14 (0.35%) PowerApps
11 14 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
12 10 (0.25%) IaaS
12 10 (0.25%) Yammer
13 9 (0.22%) PaaS
14 6 (0.15%) G Suite
14 6 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 5 (0.12%) GitHub
15 5 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.35%) Internet
2 37 (0.92%) Broadband
3 24 (0.60%) Firewall
4 15 (0.37%) Intranet
5 8 (0.20%) WAN
6 6 (0.15%) DNS
7 4 (0.100%) DHCP
7 4 (0.100%) PPP
7 4 (0.100%) Wireless
8 3 (0.075%) FTP
8 3 (0.075%) LAN
8 3 (0.075%) Network Security
8 3 (0.075%) SSL
8 3 (0.075%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.050%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.050%) MVNO
9 2 (0.050%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.050%) VPN
9 2 (0.050%) WebEx
9 2 (0.050%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 133 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
3 128 (3.20%) Big Data
4 105 (2.62%) Power BI
5 84 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 79 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 59 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 49 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
9 43 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
10 41 (1.02%) QlikView
11 39 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 32 (0.80%) DB2
13 29 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 23 (0.57%) Hadoop
15 22 (0.55%) MySQL
16 20 (0.50%) Blockchain
17 19 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
17 19 (0.47%) OLAP
18 18 (0.45%) RDBMS
19 17 (0.42%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 181 (4.52%) JIRA
2 91 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 28 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 23 (0.57%) Selenium
6 19 (0.47%) SoapUI
7 17 (0.42%) HP UFT
8 16 (0.40%) Balsamiq
9 15 (0.37%) Hudson
10 14 (0.35%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.32%) FrontPage
11 13 (0.32%) SpecFlow
12 12 (0.30%) JMeter
12 12 (0.30%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.25%) FitNesse
14 9 (0.22%) ProC
14 9 (0.22%) PVCS
15 8 (0.20%) RSpec
16 7 (0.17%) Jenkins
17 6 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,383 (34.57%) Finance
2 377 (9.42%) Banking
3 329 (8.22%) Retail
4 193 (4.82%) Marketing
5 147 (3.67%) Front Office
6 121 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 84 (2.10%) Back Office
8 79 (1.97%) Law
9 75 (1.87%) Legal
10 66 (1.65%) Games
11 64 (1.60%) Manufacturing
12 61 (1.52%) Investment Banking
13 60 (1.50%) German Language
14 51 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 50 (1.25%) French Language
16 48 (1.20%) Advertising
17 46 (1.15%) Private Banking
18 43 (1.07%) Spanish Language
19 39 (0.97%) Local Government
20 38 (0.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,376 (59.39%) Analyst
2 2,023 (50.56%) Business Analyst
3 397 (9.92%) Senior Analyst
4 361 (9.02%) Senior Business Analyst
5 303 (7.57%) Consultant
6 269 (6.72%) Project Manager
7 265 (6.62%) Developer
8 246 (6.15%) Agile Business Analyst
9 217 (5.42%) Architect
10 216 (5.40%) IT Analyst
11 207 (5.17%) IT Business Analyst
12 204 (5.10%) Business IT Analyst
13 162 (4.05%) Lead Business Analyst
14 136 (3.40%) Digital Analyst
15 134 (3.35%) Financial Analyst
16 132 (3.30%) Digital Business Analyst
17 122 (3.05%) Finance Business Analyst
18 120 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
19 116 (2.90%) Product Owner
20 105 (2.62%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (5.80%) .NET
2 190 (4.75%) XML
3 165 (4.12%) HTML
4 119 (2.97%) CSS
5 73 (1.82%) Web Services
6 60 (1.50%) REST
7 49 (1.22%) ASP.NET
7 49 (1.22%) FIX Protocol
8 45 (1.12%) .NET Framework
9 42 (1.05%) RESTful
10 39 (0.97%) SOAP
11 36 (0.90%) JSON
12 29 (0.72%) Middleware
13 26 (0.65%) HTML5
14 24 (0.60%) AngularJS
14 24 (0.60%) Node.js
15 23 (0.57%) Redux
16 22 (0.55%) XSD
17 19 (0.47%) jQuery
18 18 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 787 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 373 (9.32%) Management Information System
3 221 (5.52%) User Experience
4 205 (5.12%) Self-Motivation
5 172 (4.30%) Fintech
6 132 (3.30%) Derivative
7 122 (3.05%) Equities
8 121 (3.02%) Fixed Income
9 113 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 75 (1.87%) Hedge funds
10 75 (1.87%) Virtual Team
11 73 (1.82%) Reinsurance
12 58 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 57 (1.42%) NHS
14 55 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
15 51 (1.27%) PMI
16 50 (1.25%) Internet of Things
17 49 (1.22%) Data Structures
18 48 (1.20%) Mobile App
19 41 (1.02%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 100 (2.50%) Windows
2 65 (1.62%) Linux
3 58 (1.45%) Unix
4 30 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 21 (0.52%) Android
6 20 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.37%) AIX
7 15 (0.37%) Solaris
8 13 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,105 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
2 972 (24.29%) Project Management
3 881 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 802 (20.04%) Problem-Solving
5 666 (16.65%) Scrum
6 615 (15.37%) User Stories
7 519 (12.97%) Waterfall
8 488 (12.20%) Change Management
9 440 (11.00%) SDLC
10 380 (9.50%) Workshop Facilitation
11 359 (8.97%) Software Engineering
12 347 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
13 341 (8.52%) Analytics
14 337 (8.42%) ITIL
14 337 (8.42%) Use Case
15 317 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
16 310 (7.75%) Asset Management
17 306 (7.65%) PRINCE2
18 298 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
19 274 (6.85%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 717 (17.92%) SQL
2 238 (5.95%) C#
3 237 (5.92%) Java
4 173 (4.32%) C
5 160 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 113 (2.82%) Python
7 58 (1.45%) Perl
8 57 (1.42%) T-SQL
9 56 (1.40%) PHP
10 43 (1.07%) VBA
11 37 (0.92%) C++
12 31 (0.77%) COBOL
13 28 (0.70%) JCL
14 26 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 25 (0.62%) PowerShell
16 21 (0.52%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.45%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.35%) SAS Macro
19 11 (0.27%) VB
20 8 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 791 (19.77%) Degree
2 208 (5.20%) ISEB
3 196 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 101 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 76 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 65 (1.62%) IIBA
7 56 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 52 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 45 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 44 (1.10%) PMP
11 41 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 40 (1.00%) SAFe Agilist
13 34 (0.85%) CBAP
14 32 (0.80%) Master's Degree
15 26 (0.65%) CISM
15 26 (0.65%) CISSP
16 25 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
17 21 (0.52%) PhD
18 19 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
18 19 (0.47%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 377 (9.42%) QA
2 121 (3.02%) PMO
3 81 (2.02%) Data Quality
4 67 (1.67%) SLA
5 49 (1.22%) MiFID
6 44 (1.10%) EMIR
7 39 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 32 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 30 (0.75%) GDPR
10 25 (0.62%) COBIT
11 19 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 15 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.30%) PSD2
13 12 (0.30%) SEPA
14 11 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
15 10 (0.25%) Basel III
15 10 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
15 10 (0.25%) ISO 20022
15 10 (0.25%) Solvency II
16 9 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.67%) Docker
3 6 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.100%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.050%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.025%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (0.55%) Kubernetes
2 20 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (0.45%) HP ALM
4 14 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
5 7 (0.17%) Control-M
6 6 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.12%) CASB
7 5 (0.12%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.100%) SCCM
9 3 (0.075%) Puppet
10 2 (0.050%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.050%) Graphite
10 2 (0.050%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 477 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 227 (5.67%) Oracle
3 216 (5.40%) SAP
4 106 (2.65%) Charles River
5 87 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 84 (2.10%) hybris
7 74 (1.85%) Tableau
8 65 (1.62%) Calypso
9 59 (1.47%) SimCorp
10 58 (1.45%) Google
11 56 (1.40%) Cadence
12 50 (1.25%) IBM
13 49 (1.22%) Sitecore
14 43 (1.07%) ServiceNow
15 33 (0.82%) HP
16 32 (0.80%) ATG
17 28 (0.70%) VMware
18 25 (0.62%) Adobe
19 23 (0.57%) JD Edwards
20 18 (0.45%) Atlassian