Period
to 30 September 2020

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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 181 123 105
Rank change year-on-year -58 -18 -17
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 895 3,760 4,934
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 2.70% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.93% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 820 2,895 4,049
Median annual salary £56,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.62% - +0.96%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £84,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 44,592 128,500 150,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.21% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,382 100,933 120,238
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,825
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Business Analysis.

Salary trend for Business Analysis in the UK

Business Analysis
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analysis over the 6 months to 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020. 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 -55 862 £56,500 +7.62% 116
London -28 497 £62,500 - 41
UK excluding London -79 374 £47,500 +5.56% 79
South East -41 132 £51,500 +3.00% 20
North of England -76 93 £44,000 +4.76% 22
Work from Home -1 80 £48,750 -11.36% 26
North West -67 63 £46,250 +15.63% 8
Midlands +9 61 £47,875 +16.77% 20
South West +8 60 £47,500 +5.56% 7
West Midlands +4 41 £45,125 +8.69% 16
Yorkshire +10 25 £42,500 -5.56% 12
East Midlands +58 19 £50,000 +23.46% 4
East of England +53 13 £57,500 +4.55% 5
Wales +4 8 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Scotland +19 6 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North East +13 5 £33,750 -15.63% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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.

1 467 (52.18%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (39.22%) Finance
3 206 (23.02%) SQL
4 202 (22.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 200 (22.35%) Project Management
6 196 (21.90%) Requirements Gathering
7 193 (21.56%) Analytical Skills
8 160 (17.88%) Degree
9 146 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
10 142 (15.87%) Scrum
11 141 (15.75%) User Stories
12 124 (13.85%) SDLC
13 122 (13.63%) Microsoft
14 119 (13.30%) Business Intelligence
15 118 (13.18%) Analytics
16 108 (12.07%) Project Delivery
17 102 (11.40%) Waterfall
18 92 (10.28%) Workshop Facilitation
19 88 (9.83%) Data Analysis
20 85 (9.50%) Migration
21 80 (8.94%) Asset Management
22 78 (8.72%) DevOps
23 77 (8.60%) Python
24 76 (8.49%) Azure
25 75 (8.38%) Business Case
26 74 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
27 67 (7.49%) QA
27 67 (7.49%) Investment Management
28 66 (7.37%) Power Platform
29 65 (7.26%) AWS

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 26 (2.91%) Confluence
2 18 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.78%) CMS
4 6 (0.67%) IIS
5 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.22%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.22%) SAS
6 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.11%) Appian
7 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 74 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 26 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.34%) Sketch
7 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.22%) InVision
7 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) Figma
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (1.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 13 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.34%) SAP SD
4 9 (1.01%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.56%) SAP LE
7 5 (0.56%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.45%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.34%) Actimize
9 3 (0.34%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.34%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.34%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.22%) Endur
10 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.22%) PolarLake
10 2 (0.22%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 76 (8.49%) Azure
2 66 (7.37%) Power Platform
3 65 (7.26%) AWS
4 30 (3.35%) SaaS
5 29 (3.24%) GCP
6 26 (2.91%) Office 365
7 10 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (0.89%) PowerApps
9 7 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.78%) G Suite
9 7 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (0.78%) Serverless
10 6 (0.67%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.56%) Mavenlink
12 4 (0.45%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.45%) PaaS
13 3 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.34%) Internet
2 11 (1.23%) Skype
2 11 (1.23%) VPN
3 9 (1.01%) Firewall
4 5 (0.56%) SAN
5 3 (0.34%) CHAP
5 3 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (0.34%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.34%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.34%) WebEx
6 2 (0.22%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.15%) Power BI
2 61 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 40 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (3.24%) Relational Database
6 28 (3.13%) Big Data
7 18 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 12 (1.34%) OLAP
9 11 (1.23%) MySQL
10 9 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.89%) QlikView
11 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.78%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.78%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.56%) Oracle OLAP
14 5 (0.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 50 (5.59%) JIRA
2 12 (1.34%) RStudio
3 6 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.34%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.34%) Selenium
5 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.22%) ER Studio
6 2 (0.22%) ERwin
6 2 (0.22%) GDB
6 2 (0.22%) GitLab
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.22%) Sourcetree
6 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.11%) Grunt
7 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.11%) webpack
General
1 351 (39.22%) Finance
2 64 (7.15%) Front Office
3 63 (7.04%) Banking
3 63 (7.04%) Marketing
4 37 (4.13%) Manufacturing
5 34 (3.80%) Retail
6 33 (3.69%) Legal
7 31 (3.46%) Public Sector
8 29 (3.24%) Investment Banking
9 22 (2.46%) Police
10 21 (2.35%) Local Government
11 19 (2.12%) Back Office
12 17 (1.90%) Law
13 11 (1.23%) Telecoms
14 9 (1.01%) Electronics
15 8 (0.89%) Advertising
15 8 (0.89%) Games
16 7 (0.78%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 525 (58.66%) Analyst
2 425 (47.49%) Business Analyst
3 79 (8.83%) Developer
4 65 (7.26%) Senior Analyst
5 53 (5.92%) Consultant
6 48 (5.36%) Senior Business Analyst
7 42 (4.69%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 42 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 42 (4.69%) Systems Analyst
7 42 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
8 39 (4.36%) Data Business Analyst
9 38 (4.25%) Business Systems Analyst
10 36 (4.02%) Technical Business Analyst
11 34 (3.80%) Agile Business Analyst
11 34 (3.80%) Architect
12 27 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 25 (2.79%) Analytics Manager
14 24 (2.68%) Finance Manager
14 24 (2.68%) Product Owner
15 23 (2.57%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.80%) Web Services
2 25 (2.79%) .NET
3 23 (2.57%) XML
4 22 (2.46%) AngularJS
5 21 (2.35%) React
6 20 (2.23%) EDI
6 20 (2.23%) HTML
7 18 (2.01%) Vue.js
8 15 (1.68%) CSS
9 11 (1.23%) Node.js
10 8 (0.89%) REST
10 8 (0.89%) RESTful
11 7 (0.78%) J2EE
11 7 (0.78%) jQuery
11 7 (0.78%) JSON
12 6 (0.67%) EDIFACT
12 6 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (0.56%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (0.56%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 193 (21.56%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.93%) Fixed Income
2 62 (6.93%) User Experience
3 58 (6.48%) Derivative
3 58 (6.48%) Hedge funds
4 49 (5.47%) Management Information System
5 38 (4.25%) Reinsurance
5 38 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (3.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (3.24%) Equities
7 29 (3.24%) OTC Derivatives
8 17 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.56%) Reference Data
11 12 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
11 12 (1.34%) PMI
12 10 (1.12%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.12%) Internet of Things
13 9 (1.01%) FMCG
13 9 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.35%) Windows
2 16 (1.79%) Windows Server
3 11 (1.23%) Linux
4 6 (0.67%) Unix
5 4 (0.45%) Solaris
6 3 (0.34%) HPUX
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.22%) Android
7 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (52.18%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (22.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 200 (22.35%) Project Management
4 196 (21.90%) Requirements Gathering
5 146 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
6 142 (15.87%) Scrum
7 141 (15.75%) User Stories
8 124 (13.85%) SDLC
9 119 (13.30%) Business Intelligence
10 118 (13.18%) Analytics
11 108 (12.07%) Project Delivery
12 102 (11.40%) Waterfall
13 92 (10.28%) Workshop Facilitation
14 88 (9.83%) Data Analysis
15 85 (9.50%) Migration
16 80 (8.94%) Asset Management
17 78 (8.72%) DevOps
18 75 (8.38%) Business Case
19 67 (7.49%) Investment Management
20 63 (7.04%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 206 (23.02%) SQL
2 77 (8.60%) Python
3 56 (6.26%) Java
4 43 (4.80%) JavaScript
5 42 (4.69%) VBA
6 35 (3.91%) R
7 32 (3.58%) C
7 32 (3.58%) C#
8 28 (3.13%) MATLAB
9 25 (2.79%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.12%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.78%) VB
12 6 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.34%) SOQL
13 3 (0.34%) VB6
14 2 (0.22%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.22%) Scala
14 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.11%) SQR
Qualifications
1 160 (17.88%) Degree
2 57 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.35%) ISEB
4 25 (2.79%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.46%) SC Cleared
6 21 (2.35%) IIBA
7 19 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (2.01%) PMI Certification
9 11 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.12%) CBAP
10 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.78%) PMP
12 6 (0.67%) MCSA
13 5 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.45%) CFA
14 4 (0.45%) MBA
15 3 (0.34%) CCNA
15 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.34%) MCSE
15 3 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.49%) QA
2 33 (3.69%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.79%) PMO
3 16 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (1.45%) MiFID
5 11 (1.23%) GDPR
6 10 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.89%) EMIR
8 6 (0.67%) SLA
9 5 (0.56%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.45%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.45%) SEPA
11 2 (0.22%) COBIT
11 2 (0.22%) PSD2
12 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.11%) IFRS
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 9 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (0.34%) vSphere
3 3 (0.34%) XenApp
3 3 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.34%) Backup Exec
1 3 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.22%) Ansible
2 2 (0.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.11%) Control-M
3 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 122 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.92%) SAP
3 47 (5.25%) Tableau
4 38 (4.25%) Bloomberg
5 37 (4.13%) Oracle
6 32 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (2.57%) Google
8 20 (2.23%) Guidewire
9 17 (1.90%) Sparx
10 13 (1.45%) BiZZdesign
11 10 (1.12%) Yardi
12 9 (1.01%) Capita
13 7 (0.78%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
14 6 (0.67%) Cisco
14 6 (0.67%) Citrix
14 6 (0.67%) DocuSign
14 6 (0.67%) Forcepoint
14 6 (0.67%) IBM
14 6 (0.67%) VMware