Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 88 77
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 6119 5922 7770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.51% 3.10% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 3.48% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4206 5037 6537
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 156707 170358 194395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.22% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123341 141716 159769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.01% - +6.25%

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 +1 5771 £52,500 +5.00% 242
London +21 3340 £60,000 - 95
UK excluding London -10 2704 £45,000 - 164
North of England -18 687 £42,500 - 54
South East -2 681 £50,000 +5.26% 39
Midlands -3 517 £45,000 +5.88% 24
West Midlands +19 395 £45,000 +5.88% 20
North West -39 338 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Yorkshire +32 309 £41,500 -7.78% 29
South West +24 294 £42,500 -5.56% 21
East of England -63 245 £50,000 +1.01% 9
Scotland +3 170 £42,500 - 13
East Midlands -37 111 £43,907 +3.31% 4
Wales +3 69 £40,000 +5.26% 3
Northern Ireland -1 46 £25,000 -37.50%
North East +19 40 £45,000 +28.57% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 2815 (46.00%) Finance
2 2108 (34.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1959 (32.02%) Project Management
4 1599 (26.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1429 (23.35%) Banking
6 1215 (19.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 1158 (18.92%) SDLC
8 1137 (18.58%) Asset Management
9 1075 (17.57%) SQL
10 1028 (16.80%) Investment Banking
11 955 (15.61%) Wealth Management
12 896 (14.64%) Retail Banking
13 885 (14.46%) Degree
14 860 (14.05%) Microsoft
15 594 (9.71%) User Acceptance Testing
16 592 (9.67%) Scrum
17 571 (9.33%) Change Management
18 555 (9.07%) Retail
19 554 (9.05%) Waterfall
20 530 (8.66%) User Stories
21 515 (8.42%) Data Analysis
22 470 (7.68%) PRINCE2
23 460 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
23 460 (7.52%) QA
24 459 (7.50%) Use Case
25 441 (7.21%) CRM
26 439 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
27 417 (6.81%) SQL Server
28 413 (6.75%) MS Visio
29 407 (6.65%) Front Office

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
1 190 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 89 (1.45%) Confluence
3 72 (1.18%) CMS
4 61 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 58 (0.95%) Documentum
6 40 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 38 (0.62%) Apache
8 34 (0.56%) IIS
9 24 (0.39%) WebLogic
10 22 (0.36%) EPiServer
11 20 (0.33%) SAS
12 19 (0.31%) Apache Spark
13 16 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
14 15 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (0.23%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.18%) WordPress
17 10 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 9 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
19 8 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
20 7 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 460 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 413 (6.75%) MS Visio
3 305 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
4 199 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 137 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
6 13 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.098%) Mingle
10 3 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.033%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.033%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.016%) HipChat
12 1 (0.016%) Revit
12 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 131 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 70 (1.14%) Actimize
4 39 (0.64%) SAP CO
4 39 (0.64%) SAP FI
4 39 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 39 (0.64%) SAP MM
5 34 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
6 31 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
7 30 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 26 (0.42%) SAP SD
8 26 (0.42%) SAP VC
9 23 (0.38%) NetSuite
9 23 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
9 23 (0.38%) SAP PP
10 20 (0.33%) SAP PLM
11 19 (0.31%) Markit EDM
12 18 (0.29%) thinkFolio
13 17 (0.28%) Eloqua
13 17 (0.28%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 109 (1.78%) SaaS
2 104 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (1.16%) Office 365
4 47 (0.77%) GitHub
5 36 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
6 35 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 21 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.34%) PaaS
9 20 (0.33%) Force.com
10 19 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
11 15 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.13%) IaaS
12 8 (0.13%) Intacct
12 8 (0.13%) Taleo
13 6 (0.098%) Trello
14 5 (0.082%) Serverless
14 5 (0.082%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 62 (1.01%) Intranet
2 25 (0.41%) Internet
2 25 (0.41%) SMS
3 23 (0.38%) Firewall
4 15 (0.25%) Extranet
5 13 (0.21%) WAN
6 11 (0.18%) VPN
7 10 (0.16%) LAN
7 10 (0.16%) VoIP
8 8 (0.13%) HTTP
9 7 (0.11%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.098%) Skype
10 6 (0.098%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.082%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.082%) LDAP
11 5 (0.082%) MPLS
11 5 (0.082%) Wireless
12 4 (0.065%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.065%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.049%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 417 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 198 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 162 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 154 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 124 (2.03%) Big Data
6 103 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 76 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 64 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
8 64 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 62 (1.01%) Power BI
10 54 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 41 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
11 41 (0.67%) QlikView
12 38 (0.62%) Hadoop
13 34 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
13 34 (0.56%) Oracle Database
14 32 (0.52%) MySQL
15 31 (0.51%) RDBMS
16 26 (0.42%) Blockchain
17 22 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 307 (5.02%) JIRA
2 94 (1.54%) Selenium
3 90 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 74 (1.21%) Jenkins
5 70 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 54 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 51 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 39 (0.64%) Subversion
9 38 (0.62%) TeamCity
10 37 (0.60%) Maven
11 36 (0.59%) Toad
12 32 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 31 (0.51%) MagicDraw
13 31 (0.51%) XMLSpy
14 28 (0.46%) JBehave
15 24 (0.39%) SpecFlow
16 22 (0.36%) Eclipse
17 17 (0.28%) Axure RP
18 16 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 16 (0.26%) HP UFT
General
1 2815 (46.00%) Finance
2 1429 (23.35%) Banking
3 1028 (16.80%) Investment Banking
4 896 (14.64%) Retail Banking
5 555 (9.07%) Retail
6 407 (6.65%) Front Office
7 327 (5.34%) Marketing
8 272 (4.45%) Legal
9 177 (2.89%) Back Office
10 167 (2.73%) Manufacturing
11 137 (2.24%) Advertising
12 104 (1.70%) Telecoms
13 98 (1.60%) Financial Institution
14 86 (1.41%) Law
15 58 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
15 58 (0.95%) Publishing
16 44 (0.72%) Games
17 41 (0.67%) German Language
18 29 (0.47%) Electronics
19 28 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3968 (64.85%) Analyst
2 3590 (58.67%) Business Analyst
3 530 (8.66%) Senior Analyst
4 488 (7.98%) Senior Business Analyst
5 458 (7.48%) Consultant
6 382 (6.24%) IT Analyst
7 372 (6.08%) Business IT Analyst
8 367 (6.00%) IT Business Analyst
9 334 (5.46%) Project Manager
10 291 (4.76%) Developer
11 260 (4.25%) Agile Business Analyst
12 256 (4.18%) Architect
13 240 (3.92%) Service Analyst
14 223 (3.64%) Lead Business Analyst
15 221 (3.61%) Financial Analyst
16 209 (3.42%) Finance Business Analyst
17 188 (3.07%) Digital Analyst
18 185 (3.02%) Digital Business Analyst
19 157 (2.57%) Banking Analyst
20 149 (2.44%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (5.41%) .NET
2 184 (3.01%) HTML
3 161 (2.63%) Web Services
4 134 (2.19%) XML
5 131 (2.14%) REST
6 106 (1.73%) ASP.NET
7 103 (1.68%) SOAP
8 94 (1.54%) CSS
9 72 (1.18%) Middleware
10 71 (1.16%) HTML5
11 59 (0.96%) .NET Framework
12 58 (0.95%) AngularJS
13 54 (0.88%) jQuery
14 44 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
14 44 (0.72%) Node.js
15 39 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (0.57%) Entity Framework
16 35 (0.57%) WCF
17 34 (0.56%) FpML
17 34 (0.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1599 (26.13%) Analytical Skills
2 371 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 311 (5.08%) Equities
4 266 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 265 (4.33%) Computer Science
6 229 (3.74%) Derivative
7 218 (3.56%) User Experience
8 208 (3.40%) Fixed Income
9 142 (2.32%) Fintech
10 138 (2.26%) Reference Data
11 127 (2.08%) OTC Derivatives
12 125 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
13 100 (1.63%) Credit Risk
14 85 (1.39%) Virtual Team
15 74 (1.21%) Mobile App
16 61 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
17 59 (0.96%) Reinsurance
18 51 (0.83%) NHS
19 50 (0.82%) Hedge funds
20 46 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 194 (3.17%) Windows
2 107 (1.75%) Unix
3 49 (0.80%) Linux
4 29 (0.47%) Windows Server
5 28 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 27 (0.44%) Android
7 16 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.11%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.082%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.082%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.065%) AIX
11 4 (0.065%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.065%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.049%) HPUX
13 2 (0.033%) Debian
14 1 (0.016%) Solaris
14 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2108 (34.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1959 (32.02%) Project Management
3 1215 (19.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 1158 (18.92%) SDLC
5 1137 (18.58%) Asset Management
6 955 (15.61%) Wealth Management
7 594 (9.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 592 (9.67%) Scrum
9 571 (9.33%) Change Management
10 554 (9.05%) Waterfall
11 530 (8.66%) User Stories
12 515 (8.42%) Data Analysis
13 470 (7.68%) PRINCE2
14 459 (7.50%) Use Case
15 441 (7.21%) CRM
16 439 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
17 392 (6.41%) Workflow
18 385 (6.29%) ITIL
19 376 (6.14%) Analytics
20 368 (6.01%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1075 (17.57%) SQL
2 244 (3.99%) C#
3 212 (3.46%) Java
4 130 (2.12%) T-SQL
5 128 (2.09%) C
6 125 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 86 (1.41%) Python
8 61 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 50 (0.82%) VBA
10 37 (0.60%) PowerShell
11 32 (0.52%) R
12 28 (0.46%) ABAP
13 26 (0.42%) PHP
14 25 (0.41%) VB.NET
15 24 (0.39%) VB
16 21 (0.34%) Scala
17 17 (0.28%) C++
18 14 (0.23%) Ruby
19 13 (0.21%) Perl
20 10 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 885 (14.46%) Degree
2 391 (6.39%) ISEB
3 204 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 151 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 115 (1.88%) CBAP
6 100 (1.63%) PMI Certification
7 85 (1.39%) SC Cleared
8 75 (1.23%) IIBA
9 71 (1.16%) CISSP
10 69 (1.13%) CISM
11 64 (1.05%) PMP
12 55 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 45 (0.74%) Master's Degree
14 42 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 40 (0.65%) ISTQB
16 31 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
17 29 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
18 26 (0.42%) DV Cleared
19 25 (0.41%) CISA
20 23 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 460 (7.52%) QA
2 162 (2.65%) MiFID
3 125 (2.04%) PMO
4 123 (2.01%) Data Quality
5 89 (1.45%) Basel III
5 89 (1.45%) SLA
6 78 (1.27%) EMIR
7 64 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
8 62 (1.01%) GDPR
9 46 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
9 46 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 32 (0.52%) ISO 20022
11 31 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 26 (0.42%) Solvency II
13 17 (0.28%) ISO 9001
14 13 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.18%) GAAP
15 11 (0.18%) PCI DSS
16 10 (0.16%) IFRS
17 9 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.082%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.065%) Docker
3 4 (0.065%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.049%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.033%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.033%) HDFS
5 2 (0.033%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.016%) Firmware
6 1 (0.016%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 57 (0.93%) Puppet
2 26 (0.42%) ZABBIX
3 21 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.049%) Ansible
4 3 (0.049%) Control-M
4 3 (0.049%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.049%) Terraform
5 2 (0.033%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.033%) Salt
5 2 (0.033%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.033%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.033%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.016%) Oozie
6 1 (0.016%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.016%) SCCM
Vendors
1 860 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 364 (5.95%) Oracle
3 348 (5.69%) SAP
4 175 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 78 (1.27%) IBM
6 70 (1.14%) Tableau
7 67 (1.09%) Murex
8 65 (1.06%) Pega
9 49 (0.80%) Cognos
10 46 (0.75%) EMC
11 42 (0.69%) Cadence
11 42 (0.69%) Google
12 35 (0.57%) Charles River
13 34 (0.56%) JD Edwards
14 32 (0.52%) Sun
15 30 (0.49%) Informatica
16 28 (0.46%) Adobe
17 27 (0.44%) Hyperion
18 26 (0.42%) hybris
19 24 (0.39%) Blue Prism