Period
to 22 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 142 116
Rank change year-on-year -38 -26 -12
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 1,203 3,092 4,405
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.45% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.66% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,146 2,517 3,545
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%

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 59,138 116,142 140,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.35% 92.11% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47,696 93,062 111,895
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 22 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 -33 1,142 £55,000 - 167
London -34 596 £62,500 - 75
UK excluding London -39 565 £47,500 - 102
South East +15 221 £50,000 -3.85% 21
Work from Home -49 167 £52,500 -4.55% 24
North of England -69 120 £42,500 -8.60% 16
Midlands +32 115 £50,000 +9.89% 32
West Midlands +3 68 £50,000 +11.11% 20
North West -13 62 £42,500 -5.56% 10
South West -1 59 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire -64 48 £42,500 -14.14% 6
East Midlands +59 47 £50,000 +8.70% 12
East of England +8 21 £45,000 -18.18% 9
Scotland +7 16 £42,500 -2.86% 11
Wales +16 13 £47,500 +23.38% 1
North East -13 10 £40,000 -13.98%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 597 (49.63%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (34.33%) Finance
3 283 (23.52%) Project Management
4 239 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 239 (19.87%) SQL
5 230 (19.12%) Requirements Gathering
6 206 (17.12%) Degree
7 195 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
8 185 (15.38%) Scrum
9 182 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
10 180 (14.96%) User Stories
11 178 (14.80%) Project Delivery
12 155 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
13 146 (12.14%) SDLC
14 141 (11.72%) Microsoft
15 134 (11.14%) Waterfall
16 132 (10.97%) Analytics
17 117 (9.73%) Azure
18 108 (8.98%) Business Case
19 101 (8.40%) Workshop Facilitation
20 94 (7.81%) Power Platform
21 92 (7.65%) Marketing
22 90 (7.48%) JIRA
23 89 (7.40%) Power BI
24 87 (7.23%) User Experience
25 86 (7.15%) SQL Server
26 82 (6.82%) AWS
27 80 (6.65%) Data Analysis
28 79 (6.57%) DevOps
29 76 (6.32%) Use Case

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 49 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.99%) Confluence
3 28 (2.33%) CMS
4 8 (0.67%) Apache
5 7 (0.58%) IIS
6 2 (0.17%) Appian
6 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.17%) SAS
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.083%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.083%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.083%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.083%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.083%) Liferay
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.083%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.083%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.083%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 59 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (3.41%) MS Visio
3 36 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.25%) Sketch
8 2 (0.17%) InVision
9 1 (0.083%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.083%) Figma
9 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.083%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 33 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 12 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.75%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.67%) Eagle PACE
5 8 (0.67%) SAP SD
6 7 (0.58%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.50%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.33%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.33%) SAP LE
10 3 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.25%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.25%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 117 (9.73%) Azure
2 94 (7.81%) Power Platform
3 82 (6.82%) AWS
4 62 (5.15%) SaaS
5 39 (3.24%) Office 365
6 22 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (1.66%) PowerApps
8 19 (1.58%) Power Automate
9 14 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 13 (1.08%) GCP
11 11 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
12 10 (0.83%) G Suite
12 10 (0.83%) Serverless
13 9 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.75%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.58%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.58%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.42%) IaaS
15 5 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.00%) VPN
2 11 (0.91%) Internet
3 10 (0.83%) Firewall
4 7 (0.58%) HTTP
4 7 (0.58%) SSL
5 4 (0.33%) SAN
5 4 (0.33%) SMS
6 3 (0.25%) Skype
6 3 (0.25%) SNMP
6 3 (0.25%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (0.17%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.17%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.17%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.17%) WebEx
8 1 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (7.40%) Power BI
2 86 (7.15%) SQL Server
3 70 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (4.24%) Big Data
5 50 (4.16%) Relational Database
6 45 (3.74%) Tableau
7 43 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (1.91%) Data Lake
10 10 (0.83%) MySQL
11 8 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.67%) OLAP
11 8 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.50%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.50%) QlikView
13 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.42%) Looker
14 5 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
14 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 90 (7.48%) JIRA
2 15 (1.25%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.42%) Grunt
4 5 (0.42%) gulp
4 5 (0.42%) Selenium
4 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.33%) WinAutomation
6 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.25%) JUnit
6 3 (0.25%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.17%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.17%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.17%) ERwin
7 2 (0.17%) GitLab
7 2 (0.17%) Postman
7 2 (0.17%) Toad
7 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 413 (34.33%) Finance
2 92 (7.65%) Marketing
3 73 (6.07%) Banking
4 72 (5.99%) Front Office
5 56 (4.66%) Manufacturing
6 50 (4.16%) Public Sector
7 43 (3.57%) Retail
8 42 (3.49%) Legal
9 28 (2.33%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.58%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.50%) Law
12 17 (1.41%) Electronics
13 15 (1.25%) Back Office
14 11 (0.91%) Advertising
14 11 (0.91%) Games
14 11 (0.91%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.91%) Local Government
15 9 (0.75%) Police
16 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.50%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 728 (60.52%) Analyst
2 608 (50.54%) Business Analyst
3 105 (8.73%) Senior Analyst
4 104 (8.65%) Consultant
5 93 (7.73%) Developer
6 74 (6.15%) Project Manager
7 73 (6.07%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 71 (5.90%) Financial Analyst
9 67 (5.57%) Technical Analyst
10 66 (5.49%) Finance Business Analyst
11 59 (4.90%) Senior Business Analyst
12 58 (4.82%) Technical Business Analyst
13 51 (4.24%) Agile Business Analyst
14 46 (3.82%) Data Business Analyst
15 44 (3.66%) Business Manager
16 39 (3.24%) Financial Business Analyst
16 39 (3.24%) Project Analyst
17 37 (3.08%) Service Analyst
18 36 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 34 (2.83%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (5.15%) Web Services
2 51 (4.24%) HTML
3 49 (4.07%) .NET
4 39 (3.24%) RESTful
5 35 (2.91%) CSS
6 30 (2.49%) XML
7 24 (2.00%) ASP.NET
8 22 (1.83%) jQuery
9 19 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 19 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (1.41%) JSON
11 14 (1.16%) EDI
12 10 (0.83%) Kafka
12 10 (0.83%) Middleware
12 10 (0.83%) Velocity
13 9 (0.75%) Spring
14 8 (0.67%) Node.js
14 8 (0.67%) React
14 8 (0.67%) REST
15 7 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 195 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.23%) User Experience
3 72 (5.99%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
5 36 (2.99%) Reference Data
5 36 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.83%) Hedge funds
7 32 (2.66%) Fixed Income
8 30 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 29 (2.41%) Reinsurance
10 22 (1.83%) Derivative
11 20 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (1.50%) Equities
13 17 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
13 17 (1.41%) Online Banking
14 14 (1.16%) Virtual Team
15 13 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.08%) Public Cloud
16 12 (1.00%) PMI
17 9 (0.75%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 41 (3.41%) Windows
2 18 (1.50%) Windows Server
3 17 (1.41%) Linux
4 13 (1.08%) Unix
5 7 (0.58%) Android
6 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.17%) HPUX
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.17%) Solaris
7 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.083%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.083%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (49.63%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (23.52%) Project Management
3 239 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 230 (19.12%) Requirements Gathering
5 185 (15.38%) Scrum
6 182 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
7 180 (14.96%) User Stories
8 178 (14.80%) Project Delivery
9 155 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
10 146 (12.14%) SDLC
11 134 (11.14%) Waterfall
12 132 (10.97%) Analytics
13 108 (8.98%) Business Case
14 101 (8.40%) Workshop Facilitation
15 80 (6.65%) Data Analysis
16 79 (6.57%) DevOps
17 76 (6.32%) Use Case
18 75 (6.23%) ERP
19 74 (6.15%) ETL
20 72 (5.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 239 (19.87%) SQL
2 66 (5.49%) Python
3 56 (4.66%) C
4 50 (4.16%) C#
5 49 (4.07%) Java
6 31 (2.58%) T-SQL
7 21 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 21 (1.75%) VBA
8 14 (1.16%) R
9 9 (0.75%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.75%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.58%) Ruby
11 5 (0.42%) PHP
11 5 (0.42%) VB
12 4 (0.33%) C++
13 2 (0.17%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 206 (17.12%) Degree
2 50 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.24%) ISEB
5 26 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (2.08%) IIBA
7 24 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.58%) PMI Certification
9 15 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
10 14 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.58%) PMP
12 6 (0.50%) CBAP
13 4 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.33%) MBA
14 3 (0.25%) CISSP
14 3 (0.25%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.17%) CCNA
15 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.74%) QA
2 35 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.41%) GDPR
4 17 (1.41%) PMO
5 16 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.91%) SLA
7 9 (0.75%) MiFID
8 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.42%) COBIT
9 5 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.42%) EMIR
9 5 (0.42%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.42%) WCAG
10 4 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 2 (0.17%) ITGC
11 2 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.17%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.17%) vSphere
4 2 (0.17%) XenApp
4 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.083%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (0.67%) Ansible
2 7 (0.58%) Terraform
3 5 (0.42%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.25%) WMI
5 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.083%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 141 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 74 (6.15%) SAP
3 57 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
4 41 (3.41%) Oracle
5 23 (1.91%) Bloomberg
6 21 (1.75%) Charles River
7 17 (1.41%) ServiceNow
8 12 (1.00%) VMware
9 11 (0.91%) Databricks
10 10 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 9 (0.75%) Kofax
12 8 (0.67%) BiZZdesign
12 8 (0.67%) Citrix
12 8 (0.67%) Forcepoint
12 8 (0.67%) Google
13 6 (0.50%) BT
13 6 (0.50%) DocuSign
13 6 (0.50%) JD Edwards
13 6 (0.50%) Progress
13 6 (0.50%) Sitecore