Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 76 73
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,112 6,712 7,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.42% 3.83% 4.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 3.98% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3,973 5,256 5,993
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £34,802 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 18 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 17 February 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 -10 4,822 £50,000 - 467
London +1 2,583 £60,000 +2.13% 191
UK excluding London -24 2,447 £45,000 - 308
North of England -17 711 £45,000 - 112
South East 0 673 £50,000 +11.11% 59
Midlands -3 425 £45,000 - 37
North West -23 370 £46,500 -2.11% 69
West Midlands +1 324 £45,000 - 21
Yorkshire -21 307 £45,000 - 40
South West 0 266 £42,500 +6.25% 40
East of England -42 164 £50,000 +5.26% 28
Scotland -42 152 £42,500 -5.56% 21
East Midlands -20 99 £42,500 -15.00% 16
Wales +1 61 £33,500 -10.67% 11
North East -2 34 £37,500 -9.64% 3
Isle of Man - 6 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland -21 4 - -
Channel Islands - 2 £85,000 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 2,661 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2,190 (42.84%) Business Analysis
3 1,755 (34.33%) Finance
4 1,098 (21.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,093 (21.38%) User Stories
6 985 (19.27%) Analytical Skills
7 881 (17.23%) Scrum
8 810 (15.85%) Project Management
9 808 (15.81%) Waterfall
10 753 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
11 736 (14.40%) Degree
12 686 (13.42%) SQL
13 652 (12.75%) SDLC
14 584 (11.42%) Banking
15 534 (10.45%) User Acceptance Testing
16 521 (10.19%) Change Management
17 475 (9.29%) Workshop Facilitation
18 448 (8.76%) Use Case
19 436 (8.53%) Microsoft
20 392 (7.67%) QA
21 390 (7.63%) Retail
22 359 (7.02%) Decision-Making
23 349 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
24 336 (6.57%) Data Modelling
25 323 (6.32%) MS Visio
26 321 (6.28%) ISEB
27 315 (6.16%) CRM
28 303 (5.93%) UML
29 287 (5.61%) SAP
30 283 (5.54%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 128 (2.50%) Confluence
2 113 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 50 (0.98%) CMS
4 23 (0.45%) SAS
5 15 (0.29%) EPiServer
5 15 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 13 (0.25%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.16%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.12%) Alfresco
9 6 (0.12%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.098%) Ethereum
11 4 (0.078%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.078%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.059%) Appian
12 3 (0.059%) Documentum
13 2 (0.039%) Apache
13 2 (0.039%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.039%) IIS
Applications
1 323 (6.32%) MS Visio
2 283 (5.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 263 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
4 154 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 66 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.23%) SPSS
8 9 (0.18%) UXPin
9 7 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.020%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 119 (2.33%) Temenos T24
2 83 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 68 (1.33%) thinkFolio
4 66 (1.29%) SAP ERP
5 47 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
6 46 (0.90%) SAP SD
7 33 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
8 29 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
9 28 (0.55%) SAP CO
9 28 (0.55%) SAP FI
9 28 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
10 27 (0.53%) SAP MM
11 19 (0.37%) NetSuite
12 18 (0.35%) Magento
12 18 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
13 17 (0.33%) SAP PP
14 14 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
14 14 (0.27%) SAP SCM
15 13 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
16 10 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 101 (1.98%) SaaS
2 82 (1.60%) Office 365
3 66 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 15 (0.29%) Lucidchart
8 13 (0.25%) PaaS
9 12 (0.23%) IaaS
9 12 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 9 (0.18%) Heroku
11 8 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.16%) Trello
12 7 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.12%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.098%) Basecamp
15 4 (0.078%) IBM Blueworks
15 4 (0.078%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.078%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.39%) Internet
2 13 (0.25%) Intranet
3 12 (0.23%) Skype
4 3 (0.059%) ATM
4 3 (0.059%) Firewall
4 3 (0.059%) FTP
4 3 (0.059%) Wireless
5 2 (0.039%) Broadband
5 2 (0.039%) HTTP
5 2 (0.039%) LAN
5 2 (0.039%) VPN
5 2 (0.039%) WAN
5 2 (0.039%) WebEx
6 1 (0.020%) ADSL
6 1 (0.020%) MPLS
6 1 (0.020%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 103 (2.01%) SQL Server
3 93 (1.82%) Power BI
4 81 (1.58%) Big Data
5 72 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 32 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (0.61%) Data Lake
8 31 (0.61%) QlikView
9 30 (0.59%) Data Mining
10 26 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 23 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (0.41%) Blockchain
13 19 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (0.31%) SAP BW
15 12 (0.23%) WebFOCUS
16 11 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
18 8 (0.16%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 243 (4.75%) JIRA
2 28 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 24 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 16 (0.31%) Axure RP
5 16 (0.31%) Hudson
6 14 (0.27%) ERwin
7 13 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (0.23%) RequisitePro
9 7 (0.14%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.078%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.078%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.059%) Maven
11 3 (0.059%) Selenium
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.039%) PowerDesigner
12 2 (0.039%) Rational Rose
12 2 (0.039%) VersionOne
12 2 (0.039%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.020%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1,755 (34.33%) Finance
2 584 (11.42%) Banking
3 390 (7.63%) Retail
4 249 (4.87%) Marketing
5 187 (3.66%) Front Office
6 152 (2.97%) Games
7 138 (2.70%) Manufacturing
8 136 (2.66%) Advertising
9 130 (2.54%) Investment Banking
10 127 (2.48%) Telecoms
11 118 (2.31%) Legal
12 114 (2.23%) Back Office
13 90 (1.76%) Law
14 60 (1.17%) Retail Banking
15 53 (1.04%) Private Banking
16 51 (1.00%) Financial Institution
17 42 (0.82%) Billing
18 40 (0.78%) German Language
19 37 (0.72%) Publishing
20 26 (0.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (2.13%) .NET
2 81 (1.58%) XML
3 61 (1.19%) JSON
4 53 (1.04%) Web Services
5 44 (0.86%) REST
6 32 (0.63%) HTML
7 22 (0.43%) SOAP
8 18 (0.35%) ASP.NET
9 16 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (0.31%) CSS
10 11 (0.22%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.20%) EDI
11 10 (0.20%) J2EE
12 9 (0.18%) Kafka
12 9 (0.18%) RESTful
12 9 (0.18%) WSDL
13 8 (0.16%) Velocity
14 7 (0.14%) Apache Flex
14 7 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (0.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 985 (19.27%) Analytical Skills
2 281 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 232 (4.54%) User Experience
4 204 (3.99%) Fintech
5 193 (3.78%) Derivative
6 187 (3.66%) Fixed Income
7 175 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 169 (3.31%) Equities
9 123 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
10 95 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
10 95 (1.86%) Mobile App
11 90 (1.76%) FMCG
11 90 (1.76%) Virtual Team
12 73 (1.43%) Reinsurance
13 49 (0.96%) SWIFT
14 43 (0.84%) Data Structures
15 39 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
16 38 (0.74%) Credit Risk
17 37 (0.72%) OTC Derivatives
18 33 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (0.76%) Linux
2 32 (0.63%) Windows
3 23 (0.45%) Unix
4 12 (0.23%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.039%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.020%) Android
6 1 (0.020%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.020%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.020%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.020%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,661 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2,190 (42.84%) Business Analysis
3 1,098 (21.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,093 (21.38%) User Stories
5 881 (17.23%) Scrum
6 810 (15.85%) Project Management
7 808 (15.81%) Waterfall
8 753 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
9 652 (12.75%) SDLC
10 534 (10.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 521 (10.19%) Change Management
12 475 (9.29%) Workshop Facilitation
13 448 (8.76%) Use Case
14 359 (7.02%) Decision-Making
15 349 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
16 336 (6.57%) Data Modelling
17 315 (6.16%) CRM
18 303 (5.93%) UML
19 279 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
20 274 (5.36%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 686 (13.42%) SQL
2 90 (1.76%) Java
3 80 (1.56%) C#
4 78 (1.53%) C
5 53 (1.04%) PL/SQL
6 45 (0.88%) Python
7 38 (0.74%) T-SQL
8 36 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 23 (0.45%) VBA
10 21 (0.41%) R
11 19 (0.37%) Perl
12 12 (0.23%) C++
12 12 (0.23%) HiveQL
13 10 (0.20%) Groovy
14 7 (0.14%) VB
15 3 (0.059%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.059%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.059%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.039%) Scala
16 2 (0.039%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 736 (14.40%) Degree
2 321 (6.28%) ISEB
3 114 (2.23%) Security Cleared
4 82 (1.60%) IIBA
5 60 (1.17%) SC Cleared
6 56 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 51 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 49 (0.96%) CBAP
9 46 (0.90%) SAFe Agilist
10 43 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
11 37 (0.72%) DV Cleared
12 34 (0.67%) PMI Certification
13 25 (0.49%) PMP
14 15 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
15 12 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
16 11 (0.22%) Master's Degree
17 9 (0.18%) ISTQB
18 8 (0.16%) ACCA
18 8 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 7 (0.14%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (7.67%) QA
2 115 (2.25%) PMO
3 84 (1.64%) GDPR
4 72 (1.41%) MiFID
5 65 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 48 (0.94%) SEPA
7 30 (0.59%) EMIR
8 28 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
9 23 (0.45%) Solvency II
10 19 (0.37%) ISO 20022
11 13 (0.25%) FATCA
12 12 (0.23%) PSD2
13 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.18%) SLA
15 6 (0.12%) Basel III
16 5 (0.098%) PCI DSS
17 4 (0.078%) TARGET2
18 3 (0.059%) Actionable Recommendations
18 3 (0.059%) GAAP
19 2 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.078%) Docker
3 3 (0.059%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.078%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.039%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (0.020%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.020%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.020%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.020%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 436 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 287 (5.61%) SAP
3 176 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
4 148 (2.90%) Oracle
5 90 (1.76%) Tableau
6 84 (1.64%) Charles River
7 80 (1.56%) ServiceNow
8 57 (1.12%) Cadence
9 34 (0.67%) IBM
10 31 (0.61%) Murex
11 30 (0.59%) Calypso
12 27 (0.53%) hybris
13 26 (0.51%) Adobe
13 26 (0.51%) Atlassian
14 23 (0.45%) Cognos
14 23 (0.45%) WorldPay
15 21 (0.41%) Sitecore
16 18 (0.35%) Capita
17 17 (0.33%) Alteryx
17 17 (0.33%) Demandware