Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 98 93
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 -14
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 4,403 5,412 5,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.91% 3.12% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 3.40% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,345 3,926 4,522
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 138,598 159,025 162,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109,286 127,729 134,362
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,651
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -6 4,121 £52,500 +1.94% 412
London -4 2,262 £60,000 - 181
UK excluding London -15 2,000 £45,000 - 266
South East +16 590 £52,500 +10.53% 60
North of England -13 501 £45,000 +2.27% 75
Midlands -19 327 £43,278 -3.83% 35
North West +6 275 £45,000 - 50
South West +11 261 £42,500 +0.59% 41
West Midlands -32 202 £45,000 - 25
Yorkshire -33 188 £45,000 +5.88% 19
East of England +8 175 £56,500 +13.00% 20
East Midlands +23 123 £42,500 -1.97% 10
Scotland -63 99 £42,500 -5.56% 27
Wales +5 53 £35,000 -17.65% 6
North East +13 38 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Northern Ireland -39 3 £32,500 -18.75% 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 2,077 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1,636 (37.16%) Finance
3 1,256 (28.53%) Project Management
4 1,005 (22.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 841 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
6 816 (18.53%) Degree
7 768 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
8 719 (16.33%) SQL
9 707 (16.06%) User Stories
10 690 (15.67%) Scrum
11 674 (15.31%) Waterfall
12 617 (14.01%) Microsoft
13 534 (12.13%) SDLC
14 518 (11.76%) Change Management
15 433 (9.83%) Banking
16 408 (9.27%) PRINCE2
17 396 (8.99%) QA
18 390 (8.86%) Workshop Facilitation
19 389 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
20 378 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
21 372 (8.45%) Retail
22 360 (8.18%) Use Case
23 353 (8.02%) SQL Server
24 348 (7.90%) CRM
25 325 (7.38%) Management Information System
26 321 (7.29%) ISEB
27 305 (6.93%) Data Analysis
28 300 (6.81%) .NET
29 298 (6.77%) ITIL
30 296 (6.72%) UML

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
1 152 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 89 (2.02%) Confluence
3 40 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 39 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 32 (0.73%) Apache
6 29 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 28 (0.64%) CMS
8 20 (0.45%) IIS
9 17 (0.39%) SAS
10 12 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.23%) Alfresco
12 10 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.18%) MS Project Server
13 8 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.18%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.16%) Appian
14 7 (0.16%) CICS
14 7 (0.16%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 247 (5.61%) MS Visio
2 242 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
3 240 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 124 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 100 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 25 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
7 9 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.045%) UXPin
9 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 123 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (1.68%) thinkFolio
3 58 (1.32%) Markit EDM
4 52 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
5 51 (1.16%) Temenos T24
6 49 (1.11%) Front Arena
7 27 (0.61%) SAP SD
8 24 (0.55%) Magento
9 20 (0.45%) SAP CO
9 20 (0.45%) SAP ERP
9 20 (0.45%) SAP FI
9 20 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
9 20 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
10 18 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
11 16 (0.36%) SAP MM
11 16 (0.36%) SAP PP
12 15 (0.34%) Scribe Insight
13 14 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
14 12 (0.27%) NetSuite
14 12 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 149 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (2.38%) SaaS
3 88 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (1.54%) Office 365
5 38 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 24 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (0.36%) PaaS
8 12 (0.27%) BPaaS
9 9 (0.20%) GitHub
10 8 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
10 8 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
11 7 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.16%) G Suite
11 7 (0.16%) IaaS
12 6 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.11%) Basecamp
13 5 (0.11%) Trello
14 4 (0.091%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.091%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.00%) Internet
2 33 (0.75%) Firewall
3 15 (0.34%) DNS
3 15 (0.34%) Intranet
4 11 (0.25%) WAN
5 8 (0.18%) PPP
6 6 (0.14%) HTTP
6 6 (0.14%) SMS
7 5 (0.11%) LAN
8 4 (0.091%) FTP
8 4 (0.091%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.091%) VPN
9 3 (0.068%) DHCP
9 3 (0.068%) VLAN
9 3 (0.068%) Wireless
10 2 (0.045%) ADSL
10 2 (0.045%) ATM
10 2 (0.045%) Broadband
10 2 (0.045%) MPLS
10 2 (0.045%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 194 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 149 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 126 (2.86%) Power BI
5 110 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 109 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 99 (2.25%) Big Data
8 82 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 52 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 51 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
10 51 (1.16%) QlikView
11 44 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 31 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (0.57%) OLAP
14 24 (0.55%) DB2
14 24 (0.55%) Oracle Database
15 23 (0.52%) Blockchain
16 22 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
18 19 (0.43%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 180 (4.09%) JIRA
2 90 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 58 (1.32%) Selenium
4 47 (1.07%) Git (software)
5 46 (1.04%) Visual Studio
6 37 (0.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 32 (0.73%) JMeter
7 32 (0.73%) SoapUI
8 29 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 27 (0.61%) Axure RP
10 24 (0.55%) Maven
11 20 (0.45%) Jenkins
11 20 (0.45%) Subversion
12 18 (0.41%) HP UFT
13 12 (0.27%) Hudson
13 12 (0.27%) ProC
13 12 (0.27%) PVCS
14 11 (0.25%) FrontPage
15 10 (0.23%) Mercurial
15 10 (0.23%) RequisitePro
General
1 1,636 (37.16%) Finance
2 433 (9.83%) Banking
3 372 (8.45%) Retail
4 225 (5.11%) Marketing
5 204 (4.63%) Front Office
6 153 (3.47%) Legal
7 144 (3.27%) Law
8 135 (3.07%) Telecoms
9 125 (2.84%) Advertising
10 111 (2.52%) Manufacturing
11 104 (2.36%) Investment Banking
12 100 (2.27%) Games
13 98 (2.23%) Back Office
14 56 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 54 (1.23%) Financial Institution
16 52 (1.18%) Billing
17 47 (1.07%) Private Banking
18 39 (0.89%) German Language
19 37 (0.84%) Retail Banking
20 30 (0.68%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,624 (59.60%) Analyst
2 2,316 (52.60%) Business Analyst
3 442 (10.04%) Senior Analyst
4 398 (9.04%) Senior Business Analyst
5 360 (8.18%) Consultant
6 307 (6.97%) Developer
7 287 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 242 (5.50%) IT Analyst
9 230 (5.22%) Business IT Analyst
10 229 (5.20%) Lead Business Analyst
11 225 (5.11%) IT Business Analyst
12 202 (4.59%) Architect
13 168 (3.82%) Agile Business Analyst
14 131 (2.98%) Insurance Business Analyst
15 119 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
16 107 (2.43%) Systems Analyst
17 103 (2.34%) Business Manager
18 102 (2.32%) Finance Business Analyst
19 95 (2.16%) Business Systems Analyst
19 95 (2.16%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (6.81%) .NET
2 196 (4.45%) HTML
3 137 (3.11%) Web Services
4 136 (3.09%) XML
5 100 (2.27%) REST
6 93 (2.11%) CSS
7 89 (2.02%) SOAP
8 64 (1.45%) ASP.NET
9 62 (1.41%) AngularJS
10 49 (1.11%) WPF
11 47 (1.07%) .NET Framework
12 46 (1.04%) WCF
13 43 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
14 40 (0.91%) jQuery
14 40 (0.91%) Redux
15 39 (0.89%) React
16 38 (0.86%) HTML5
17 35 (0.79%) JSON
18 33 (0.75%) LINQ
18 33 (0.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 841 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
2 325 (7.38%) Management Information System
3 218 (4.95%) User Experience
4 180 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
5 165 (3.75%) Fintech
6 140 (3.18%) Derivative
7 133 (3.02%) Fixed Income
8 105 (2.38%) Equities
8 105 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 89 (2.02%) FMCG
10 84 (1.91%) Reinsurance
11 67 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 57 (1.29%) PMI
13 56 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 54 (1.23%) NHS
15 49 (1.11%) Virtual Team
16 47 (1.07%) Tandem
17 38 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
18 35 (0.79%) Algorithms
19 32 (0.73%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 85 (1.93%) Windows
2 75 (1.70%) Unix
3 65 (1.48%) Linux
4 27 (0.61%) Windows Server
5 24 (0.55%) AIX
6 15 (0.34%) Android
6 15 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 10 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.068%) Solaris
9 1 (0.023%) CentOS
9 1 (0.023%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.023%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.023%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,077 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1,256 (28.53%) Project Management
3 1,005 (22.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 768 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
5 707 (16.06%) User Stories
6 690 (15.67%) Scrum
7 674 (15.31%) Waterfall
8 534 (12.13%) SDLC
9 518 (11.76%) Change Management
10 408 (9.27%) PRINCE2
11 390 (8.86%) Workshop Facilitation
12 389 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 378 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
14 360 (8.18%) Use Case
15 348 (7.90%) CRM
16 305 (6.93%) Data Analysis
17 298 (6.77%) ITIL
18 296 (6.72%) UML
19 280 (6.36%) Analytics
19 280 (6.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 719 (16.33%) SQL
2 293 (6.65%) C#
3 189 (4.29%) Java
4 183 (4.16%) JavaScript
5 131 (2.98%) C
6 99 (2.25%) T-SQL
7 77 (1.75%) Python
8 51 (1.16%) Perl
9 45 (1.02%) VBA
10 33 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 23 (0.52%) PHP
11 23 (0.52%) PowerShell
11 23 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 21 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.43%) C++
14 15 (0.34%) COBOL
14 15 (0.34%) JCL
15 13 (0.30%) VB
16 12 (0.27%) Scala
17 10 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 816 (18.53%) Degree
2 321 (7.29%) ISEB
3 213 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 101 (2.29%) PMI Certification
5 87 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 82 (1.86%) IIBA
7 69 (1.57%) CBAP
7 69 (1.57%) PMP
8 54 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
9 51 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 50 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 44 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 38 (0.86%) SAFe Agilist
13 35 (0.79%) Master's Degree
14 25 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 24 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
16 23 (0.52%) CISSP
17 20 (0.45%) CISM
18 18 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
19 17 (0.39%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 396 (8.99%) QA
2 171 (3.88%) PMO
3 76 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 65 (1.48%) GDPR
5 38 (0.86%) SLA
6 37 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 32 (0.73%) COBIT
8 29 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 27 (0.61%) SEPA
10 25 (0.57%) Solvency II
11 19 (0.43%) MiFID
12 16 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 16 (0.36%) ISO 20022
13 12 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
14 11 (0.25%) EMIR
15 10 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
17 8 (0.18%) FATCA
18 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
18 7 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 35 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.66%) Docker
3 7 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.045%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.023%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (0.50%) HP ALM
2 15 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.30%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.11%) Automic
6 5 (0.11%) Dollar Universe
7 4 (0.091%) CASB
7 4 (0.091%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.068%) Puppet
8 3 (0.068%) SCCM
9 2 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.023%) Control-M
10 1 (0.023%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 617 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 212 (4.81%) SAP
3 210 (4.77%) Oracle
4 130 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
5 86 (1.95%) Charles River
6 76 (1.73%) Tableau
7 62 (1.41%) Calypso
8 55 (1.25%) Cadence
9 51 (1.16%) Google
10 50 (1.14%) SimCorp
11 48 (1.09%) ServiceNow
12 41 (0.93%) IBM
13 37 (0.84%) Adobe
14 27 (0.61%) Atlassian
14 27 (0.61%) Capita
14 27 (0.61%) JD Edwards
15 24 (0.55%) Cognos
15 24 (0.55%) Demandware
15 24 (0.55%) Sitecore
16 23 (0.52%) HP