Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analyst
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 70 71
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,417 7,531 7,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.42% 4.23% 4.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 4.40% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4,364 5,450 6,389
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £34,500 £35,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 151,574 171,119 178,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.04% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,434 137,686 149,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst.

Salary trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 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 -17 5,101 £50,000 - 447
UK excluding London -26 2,667 £45,000 - 287
London -15 2,644 £57,500 -4.17% 182
North of England -21 778 £45,000 - 103
South East -17 709 £50,000 +11.11% 72
Midlands +8 504 £42,500 -5.56% 42
North West -30 385 £45,000 - 57
Yorkshire -18 340 £45,000 +1.12% 43
West Midlands +7 338 £44,000 - 28
South West -10 253 £42,500 +1.80% 31
East of England -37 201 £50,000 +5.26% 17
East Midlands +11 164 £42,500 -15.00% 14
Scotland -51 143 £42,500 -5.56% 16
Wales +3 83 £35,000 -12.50% 6
North East +7 53 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Northern Ireland -19 3 £29,000 -20.00%
Channel Islands - 3 £85,000 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 2,644 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2,394 (44.19%) Business Analysis
3 1,884 (34.78%) Finance
4 1,228 (22.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,072 (19.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1,039 (19.18%) User Stories
7 887 (16.37%) Project Management
8 851 (15.71%) Scrum
9 815 (15.05%) Waterfall
10 737 (13.61%) Degree
11 718 (13.25%) SDLC
12 696 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
13 682 (12.59%) SQL
14 525 (9.69%) Banking
15 518 (9.56%) Change Management
16 510 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
17 499 (9.21%) Workshop Facilitation
18 452 (8.34%) Retail
19 433 (7.99%) Use Case
20 427 (7.88%) Microsoft
21 375 (6.92%) QA
22 344 (6.35%) ISEB
23 342 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
24 324 (5.98%) UML
25 323 (5.96%) MS Visio
26 322 (5.94%) Data Modelling
27 316 (5.83%) Data Analysis
28 313 (5.78%) Decision-Making
29 299 (5.52%) SAP
30 295 (5.45%) Business Process Modelling

Business Analyst Skill Set
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
1 133 (2.46%) Confluence
2 118 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 35 (0.65%) CMS
4 17 (0.31%) SAS
5 15 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (0.17%) Appian
9 8 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.13%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.11%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.11%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.092%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.092%) IIS
13 4 (0.074%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.074%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.055%) Apache
14 3 (0.055%) Ethereum
15 2 (0.037%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 323 (5.96%) MS Visio
2 278 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 250 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
4 147 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 77 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.15%) SPSS
8 6 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.092%) Gliffy
10 4 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 66 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.87%) Temenos T24
3 44 (0.81%) SAP ERP
4 41 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
5 40 (0.74%) SAP FI
6 38 (0.70%) SAP CO
7 37 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
7 37 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
7 37 (0.68%) thinkFolio
8 34 (0.63%) Magento
9 33 (0.61%) SAP MM
10 28 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
11 27 (0.50%) SAP SD
12 23 (0.42%) SAP PP
13 20 (0.37%) NetSuite
14 19 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
15 18 (0.33%) SAP HR
16 17 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
17 15 (0.28%) SAP HCM
17 15 (0.28%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 80 (1.48%) SaaS
2 64 (1.18%) Office 365
3 62 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
5 27 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
7 14 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 8 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (0.13%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.13%) Trello
10 6 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
10 6 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.11%) Veeva
11 5 (0.092%) Heroku
11 5 (0.092%) Lucidchart
12 4 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.074%) IaaS
12 4 (0.074%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.074%) PaaS
12 4 (0.074%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.30%) Internet
2 12 (0.22%) Intranet
3 8 (0.15%) SMS
4 6 (0.11%) Firewall
5 5 (0.092%) ATM
5 5 (0.092%) Skype
6 3 (0.055%) Broadband
6 3 (0.055%) HTTP
7 2 (0.037%) ADSL
7 2 (0.037%) MPLS
7 2 (0.037%) PPP
7 2 (0.037%) VPN
7 2 (0.037%) Wireless
7 2 (0.037%) WPA
8 1 (0.018%) FTP
8 1 (0.018%) LAN
8 1 (0.018%) WAN
8 1 (0.018%) WebEx
8 1 (0.018%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
2 107 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 92 (1.70%) Power BI
4 74 (1.37%) Big Data
5 67 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 65 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 38 (0.70%) Data Lake
8 29 (0.54%) QlikView
9 27 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 27 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
11 25 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 24 (0.44%) SAP BW
13 18 (0.33%) Blockchain
14 15 (0.28%) MySQL
15 11 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.20%) OLAP
15 11 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
16 10 (0.18%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 278 (5.13%) JIRA
2 29 (0.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 29 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (0.52%) Axure RP
4 20 (0.37%) ERwin
5 18 (0.33%) Eclipse
6 9 (0.17%) Hudson
7 8 (0.15%) RequisitePro
8 6 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.092%) LSMW
9 5 (0.092%) Maven
9 5 (0.092%) Selenium
10 3 (0.055%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.055%) Rational Software Modeler
10 3 (0.055%) TestRail
10 3 (0.055%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.037%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.037%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.037%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.037%) VersionOne
General
1 1,884 (34.78%) Finance
2 525 (9.69%) Banking
3 452 (8.34%) Retail
4 269 (4.97%) Marketing
5 163 (3.01%) Front Office
5 163 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 147 (2.71%) Advertising
7 145 (2.68%) Investment Banking
8 141 (2.60%) Legal
9 128 (2.36%) Back Office
10 119 (2.20%) Telecoms
11 102 (1.88%) Law
12 95 (1.75%) Games
13 57 (1.05%) Financial Institution
14 47 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 42 (0.78%) Billing
16 29 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (0.54%) Publishing
17 22 (0.41%) Automotive
17 22 (0.41%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (2.46%) .NET
2 90 (1.66%) XML
3 67 (1.24%) JSON
4 59 (1.09%) Web Services
5 42 (0.78%) REST
6 38 (0.70%) HTML
7 26 (0.48%) SOAP
8 17 (0.31%) CSS
8 17 (0.31%) EDI
9 14 (0.26%) RESTful
10 13 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (0.22%) WSDL
12 11 (0.20%) Apache Flex
12 11 (0.20%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.20%) COM
12 11 (0.20%) J2EE
12 11 (0.20%) Kafka
12 11 (0.20%) Velocity
13 8 (0.15%) IDoc
13 8 (0.15%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 1,072 (19.79%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (4.58%) User Experience
3 207 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 168 (3.10%) Fintech
5 155 (2.86%) Derivative
6 137 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
7 136 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 128 (2.36%) Fixed Income
9 112 (2.07%) Equities
10 95 (1.75%) FMCG
11 93 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
12 86 (1.59%) Mobile App
13 85 (1.57%) Virtual Team
14 75 (1.38%) Reinsurance
15 41 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
16 38 (0.70%) Data Structures
17 37 (0.68%) Credit Risk
18 35 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
18 35 (0.65%) SWIFT
19 32 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 33 (0.61%) Windows
2 31 (0.57%) Linux
3 23 (0.42%) Unix
4 4 (0.074%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.055%) Android
5 3 (0.055%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.055%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.037%) VMS
7 1 (0.018%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.018%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,644 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2,394 (44.19%) Business Analysis
3 1,228 (22.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,039 (19.18%) User Stories
5 887 (16.37%) Project Management
6 851 (15.71%) Scrum
7 815 (15.05%) Waterfall
8 718 (13.25%) SDLC
9 696 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
10 518 (9.56%) Change Management
11 510 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 499 (9.21%) Workshop Facilitation
13 433 (7.99%) Use Case
14 342 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
15 324 (5.98%) UML
16 322 (5.94%) Data Modelling
17 316 (5.83%) Data Analysis
18 313 (5.78%) Decision-Making
19 295 (5.45%) Business Process Modelling
20 289 (5.34%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 682 (12.59%) SQL
2 99 (1.83%) Java
3 69 (1.27%) C#
4 67 (1.24%) C
5 51 (0.94%) PL/SQL
6 40 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 34 (0.63%) Python
8 32 (0.59%) T-SQL
9 28 (0.52%) VBA
10 18 (0.33%) R
11 17 (0.31%) C++
12 13 (0.24%) ABAP
13 11 (0.20%) Perl
14 8 (0.15%) HiveQL
14 8 (0.15%) VB
15 7 (0.13%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.074%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.055%) Groovy
18 2 (0.037%) Scala
18 2 (0.037%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 737 (13.61%) Degree
2 344 (6.35%) ISEB
3 119 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 105 (1.94%) IIBA
5 66 (1.22%) CBAP
6 52 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 51 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 44 (0.81%) SC Cleared
9 42 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 38 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 22 (0.41%) ACCA
13 21 (0.39%) PMP
14 17 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
14 17 (0.31%) SAFe Agilist
15 13 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
16 12 (0.22%) CIMA
17 11 (0.20%) CFA
17 11 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 7 (0.13%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (6.92%) QA
2 147 (2.71%) PMO
3 68 (1.26%) GDPR
4 65 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 51 (0.94%) MiFID
6 37 (0.68%) SEPA
7 28 (0.52%) Solvency II
8 17 (0.31%) EMIR
9 14 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
10 13 (0.24%) IFRS
11 12 (0.22%) ISO 20022
11 12 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.20%) SLA
13 10 (0.18%) GAAP
14 9 (0.17%) Basel III
14 9 (0.17%) FATCA
15 7 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 7 (0.13%) GxP
15 7 (0.13%) PSD2
16 5 (0.092%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (0.11%) Docker
2 4 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.055%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.037%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.074%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (0.074%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.055%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.037%) PTC Integrity
5 1 (0.018%) Control-M
5 1 (0.018%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 427 (7.88%) Microsoft
2 299 (5.52%) SAP
3 189 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
4 155 (2.86%) Oracle
5 74 (1.37%) Tableau
6 70 (1.29%) ServiceNow
7 39 (0.72%) Charles River
8 32 (0.59%) Calypso
9 31 (0.57%) Demandware
9 31 (0.57%) IBM
10 29 (0.54%) Murex
11 27 (0.50%) Capita
11 27 (0.50%) JD Edwards
12 24 (0.44%) Adobe
12 24 (0.44%) Atlassian
12 24 (0.44%) Cognos
12 24 (0.44%) WorldPay
13 20 (0.37%) hybris
13 20 (0.37%) Workday
14 16 (0.30%) Twitter