Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 89 88
Rank change year-on-year -18 -1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 4,754 6,170 6,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 3.45% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 3.77% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,745 4,242 5,028
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,198 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.59% +0.40% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £33,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £77,500
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 146,532 163,828 172,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.48% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 116,434 129,547 143,637
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 £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -15 4,491 £52,500 - 468
London -21 2,339 £60,000 - 194
UK excluding London -10 2,294 £45,000 - 308
South East +13 679 £50,000 +5.26% 63
North of England -18 545 £45,000 +5.88% 101
Midlands -4 447 £42,500 -5.56% 49
North West -9 302 £45,000 +5.88% 60
South West +18 262 £45,000 +8.43% 38
West Midlands -25 260 £44,000 -2.22% 34
Yorkshire -27 205 £45,000 +8.43% 25
East of England +7 204 £52,500 +5.00% 24
East Midlands +49 186 £42,500 -5.56% 15
Scotland -54 109 £42,500 -2.30% 18
Wales -5 55 £35,000 -12.50% 11
North East -10 38 £40,000 -11.11% 16
Northern Ireland -34 7 £32,500 +30.00% 4
Channel Islands -8 1 £67,500 +28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 2,056 (43.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1,709 (35.95%) Finance
3 1,366 (28.73%) Project Management
4 1,057 (22.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 976 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
6 851 (17.90%) Degree
7 844 (17.75%) SQL
8 733 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
9 690 (14.51%) Microsoft
10 669 (14.07%) Waterfall
11 657 (13.82%) User Stories
12 634 (13.34%) Scrum
13 563 (11.84%) SDLC
14 500 (10.52%) Change Management
15 444 (9.34%) PRINCE2
16 437 (9.19%) SQL Server
17 430 (9.05%) Banking
18 410 (8.62%) Retail
19 396 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
20 385 (8.10%) User Acceptance Testing
21 357 (7.51%) .NET
22 344 (7.24%) Use Case
23 342 (7.19%) Workshop Facilitation
24 340 (7.15%) QA
25 338 (7.11%) CRM
26 336 (7.07%) C#
27 323 (6.79%) Data Analysis
28 319 (6.71%) UML
29 311 (6.54%) ISEB
30 305 (6.42%) ITIL

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
1 223 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 89 (1.87%) Confluence
3 59 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
4 36 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
5 31 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 30 (0.63%) CMS
6 30 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
7 27 (0.57%) IIS
8 25 (0.53%) Apache
8 25 (0.53%) SAS
9 17 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (0.29%) Alfresco
11 11 (0.23%) MS Project Server
11 11 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.21%) Appian
13 9 (0.19%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.13%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 283 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 234 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 219 (4.61%) MS Visio
4 124 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
5 116 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 32 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 32 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
7 25 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 133 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 71 (1.49%) Markit EDM
4 63 (1.33%) thinkFolio
5 55 (1.16%) Front Arena
6 28 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
7 27 (0.57%) SAP ERP
8 26 (0.55%) Magento
8 26 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
9 25 (0.53%) Scribe Insight
10 22 (0.46%) SAP PP
11 21 (0.44%) NetSuite
11 21 (0.44%) SAP SD
12 19 (0.40%) SAP CO
12 19 (0.40%) SAP FI
12 19 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
13 15 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 15 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
13 15 (0.32%) SAP HCM
14 12 (0.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 147 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (2.42%) SaaS
3 113 (2.38%) Office 365
4 96 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
6 34 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (0.38%) PaaS
9 13 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 12 (0.25%) BPaaS
10 12 (0.25%) G Suite
11 11 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
12 9 (0.19%) GitHub
12 9 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 8 (0.17%) IaaS
14 7 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
14 7 (0.15%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.13%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.16%) Internet
2 42 (0.88%) Firewall
3 26 (0.55%) DNS
4 21 (0.44%) Intranet
5 11 (0.23%) SMS
6 9 (0.19%) WAN
7 7 (0.15%) DHCP
7 7 (0.15%) HTTP
7 7 (0.15%) LAN
7 7 (0.15%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.15%) VPN
8 6 (0.13%) Skype
9 5 (0.11%) Wireless
10 4 (0.084%) ATM
10 4 (0.084%) FTP
11 3 (0.063%) ADSL
11 3 (0.063%) MPLS
11 3 (0.063%) PPP
11 3 (0.063%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.063%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 246 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
3 187 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 160 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 145 (3.05%) Power BI
6 142 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 133 (2.80%) Big Data
8 112 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 70 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 56 (1.18%) QlikView
11 52 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 51 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
13 49 (1.03%) Hadoop
14 31 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
15 29 (0.61%) Blockchain
16 28 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 28 (0.59%) NoSQL
16 28 (0.59%) OLAP
17 23 (0.48%) Oracle Database
18 21 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 195 (4.10%) JIRA
2 63 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (1.26%) Visual Studio
4 48 (1.01%) Selenium
5 44 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 37 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 34 (0.72%) Axure RP
8 27 (0.57%) Subversion
9 25 (0.53%) Maven
10 23 (0.48%) Jenkins
11 21 (0.44%) JMeter
11 21 (0.44%) SoapUI
12 16 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 14 (0.29%) NUnit
13 14 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (0.25%) Rational Rose
14 12 (0.25%) webpack
15 11 (0.23%) ERwin
15 11 (0.23%) Gradle
16 10 (0.21%) Moq
General
1 1,709 (35.95%) Finance
2 430 (9.05%) Banking
3 410 (8.62%) Retail
4 226 (4.75%) Marketing
5 219 (4.61%) Front Office
6 197 (4.14%) Legal
7 169 (3.55%) Advertising
8 136 (2.86%) Back Office
9 135 (2.84%) Law
9 135 (2.84%) Manufacturing
10 132 (2.78%) Investment Banking
11 94 (1.98%) Telecoms
12 72 (1.51%) Games
13 62 (1.30%) Financial Institution
14 44 (0.93%) Billing
15 38 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 38 (0.80%) Retail Banking
16 36 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
17 25 (0.53%) General Ledger
18 24 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,806 (59.02%) Analyst
2 2,420 (50.90%) Business Analyst
3 483 (10.16%) Consultant
4 406 (8.54%) Senior Analyst
5 361 (7.59%) Senior Business Analyst
6 344 (7.24%) Developer
7 336 (7.07%) Project Manager
8 250 (5.26%) IT Analyst
9 236 (4.96%) Business IT Analyst
10 231 (4.86%) IT Business Analyst
11 198 (4.16%) Architect
12 176 (3.70%) Lead Business Analyst
13 161 (3.39%) Agile Business Analyst
14 150 (3.16%) Insurance Business Analyst
15 128 (2.69%) Financial Analyst
16 124 (2.61%) Systems Analyst
17 117 (2.46%) Business Manager
18 111 (2.33%) Finance Business Analyst
19 105 (2.21%) Business Systems Analyst
20 104 (2.19%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (7.51%) .NET
2 215 (4.52%) HTML
3 165 (3.47%) Web Services
4 147 (3.09%) XML
5 121 (2.55%) CSS
6 115 (2.42%) REST
7 108 (2.27%) SOAP
8 73 (1.54%) AngularJS
9 66 (1.39%) ASP.NET
10 54 (1.14%) WCF
10 54 (1.14%) WPF
11 52 (1.09%) jQuery
12 46 (0.97%) HTML5
13 44 (0.93%) .NET Framework
13 44 (0.93%) Redux
14 42 (0.88%) JSON
15 40 (0.84%) Spring
16 39 (0.82%) React
17 37 (0.78%) Entity Framework
18 36 (0.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 976 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 225 (4.73%) User Experience
4 207 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 205 (4.31%) Computer Science
6 187 (3.93%) Fintech
7 139 (2.92%) Derivative
8 137 (2.88%) Fixed Income
9 113 (2.38%) Equities
10 101 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 81 (1.70%) Hedge funds
12 74 (1.56%) FMCG
13 70 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
14 69 (1.45%) Reinsurance
15 58 (1.22%) PMI
16 49 (1.03%) Virtual Team
17 33 (0.69%) Data Structures
17 33 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
18 30 (0.63%) Tandem
19 29 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 89 (1.87%) Windows
2 64 (1.35%) Unix
3 48 (1.01%) Linux
4 32 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 23 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 22 (0.46%) Android
7 18 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 18 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.29%) AIX
9 13 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.063%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.042%) Solaris
12 1 (0.021%) CentOS
12 1 (0.021%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,056 (43.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1,366 (28.73%) Project Management
3 1,057 (22.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 733 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
5 669 (14.07%) Waterfall
6 657 (13.82%) User Stories
7 634 (13.34%) Scrum
8 563 (11.84%) SDLC
9 500 (10.52%) Change Management
10 444 (9.34%) PRINCE2
11 396 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
12 385 (8.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 344 (7.24%) Use Case
14 342 (7.19%) Workshop Facilitation
15 338 (7.11%) CRM
16 323 (6.79%) Data Analysis
17 319 (6.71%) UML
18 305 (6.42%) ITIL
19 299 (6.29%) ERP
20 280 (5.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 844 (17.75%) SQL
2 336 (7.07%) C#
3 231 (4.86%) Java
4 200 (4.21%) JavaScript
5 131 (2.76%) T-SQL
6 128 (2.69%) C
7 75 (1.58%) VBA
8 72 (1.51%) Python
9 41 (0.86%) PL/SQL
10 39 (0.82%) Perl
11 35 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 30 (0.63%) PowerShell
13 25 (0.53%) C++
14 23 (0.48%) VB
15 18 (0.38%) R
16 16 (0.34%) PHP
17 15 (0.32%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.27%) Scala
19 12 (0.25%) Apex Code
20 10 (0.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 851 (17.90%) Degree
2 311 (6.54%) ISEB
3 193 (4.06%) Security Cleared
4 126 (2.65%) PMI Certification
5 100 (2.10%) IIBA
6 89 (1.87%) PMP
7 80 (1.68%) CBAP
8 57 (1.20%) SC Cleared
9 52 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 52 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 50 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 47 (0.99%) DV Cleared
12 33 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 31 (0.65%) Master's Degree
14 24 (0.50%) APMP
15 20 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
16 19 (0.40%) CISSP
17 16 (0.34%) MAPM
17 16 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
18 15 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (7.15%) QA
2 147 (3.09%) PMO
3 93 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 76 (1.60%) GDPR
5 43 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 38 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 28 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 26 (0.55%) COBIT
9 25 (0.53%) SEPA
10 24 (0.50%) MiFID
11 22 (0.46%) SLA
11 22 (0.46%) Solvency II
12 16 (0.34%) ISO 20022
13 14 (0.29%) EMIR
14 12 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 10 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.17%) PSD2
17 7 (0.15%) PCI DSS
18 6 (0.13%) Basel III
18 6 (0.13%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 38 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.44%) Docker
3 10 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.042%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.021%) HDFS
5 1 (0.021%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.021%) KVM
5 1 (0.021%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.23%) Automic
2 11 (0.23%) Dollar Universe
3 10 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.17%) HP ALM
6 7 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.084%) Puppet
7 4 (0.084%) SCCM
7 4 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.063%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.042%) Ansible
9 2 (0.042%) Terraform
10 1 (0.021%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.021%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.021%) Mesos
10 1 (0.021%) Oozie
10 1 (0.021%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 690 (14.51%) Microsoft
2 226 (4.75%) Oracle
3 209 (4.40%) SAP
4 157 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
5 92 (1.94%) Tableau
6 68 (1.43%) Charles River
6 68 (1.43%) Google
7 67 (1.41%) SimCorp
8 59 (1.24%) Calypso
9 48 (1.01%) ServiceNow
10 43 (0.90%) Adobe
11 39 (0.82%) JD Edwards
12 37 (0.78%) Cognos
13 35 (0.74%) IBM
14 29 (0.61%) Atlassian
15 28 (0.59%) Blue Prism
16 27 (0.57%) Capita
17 26 (0.55%) Demandware
17 26 (0.55%) UiPath
18 25 (0.53%) WorldPay