Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 69 70
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6,203 7,420 8,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.55% 4.15% 4.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% 4.32% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,032 5,729 7,384
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,200 £33,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £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 168,332 171,865 195,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,208 140,089 164,520
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -14 5,773 £50,000 - 418
UK excluding London -17 3,283 £45,000 - 261
London -12 2,801 £57,500 -4.17% 193
North of England -1 1,064 £45,000 - 90
South East -33 695 £49,250 +3.68% 40
Midlands -2 604 £45,000 - 49
North West +3 552 £45,000 - 53
Yorkshire -3 470 £45,000 - 32
West Midlands +9 420 £45,000 +3.45% 31
East of England -4 303 £47,500 -5.00% 26
South West -34 286 £44,500 +4.71% 20
Scotland -4 236 £42,500 +6.25% 27
East Midlands -14 183 £42,500 -5.56% 17
Wales +3 88 £37,000 -7.50% 7
North East -4 43 £40,000 -3.03% 5
Northern Ireland -3 10 £30,500 -6.15% 2
Channel Islands - 2 - -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 2,775 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2,632 (42.43%) Business Analysis
3 2,063 (33.26%) Finance
4 1,436 (23.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,210 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1,019 (16.43%) User Stories
7 916 (14.77%) Scrum
8 859 (13.85%) SDLC
9 842 (13.57%) Degree
10 814 (13.12%) Project Management
11 745 (12.01%) Waterfall
12 668 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
13 653 (10.53%) SQL
14 595 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 591 (9.53%) Banking
16 588 (9.48%) Retail
17 445 (7.17%) Microsoft
18 386 (6.22%) Use Case
19 380 (6.13%) Change Management
20 375 (6.05%) JIRA
21 370 (5.96%) E-Commerce
22 369 (5.95%) SAP
23 367 (5.92%) QA
24 352 (5.67%) Data Analysis
25 328 (5.29%) CRM
26 323 (5.21%) UML
27 310 (5.00%) Data Modelling
28 307 (4.95%) MS Visio
29 300 (4.84%) Acceptance Criteria
29 300 (4.84%) Business Intelligence

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
1 171 (2.76%) Confluence
2 151 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 57 (0.92%) CMS
4 14 (0.23%) Documentum
5 12 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.16%) SAS
7 9 (0.15%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.11%) FileNet
8 7 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.097%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.097%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.081%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.064%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.064%) IIS
11 4 (0.064%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.064%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.048%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.048%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.048%) WordPress
Applications
1 307 (4.95%) MS Visio
2 296 (4.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 238 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
4 134 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 76 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.016%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.016%) Moqups
9 1 (0.016%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 65 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.98%) SAP SD
3 49 (0.79%) SAP ERP
4 47 (0.76%) SAP FI
5 46 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
6 45 (0.73%) SAP CO
7 44 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
8 41 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
9 38 (0.61%) SAP PP
10 37 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
11 35 (0.56%) NetSuite
12 31 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
13 24 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
14 22 (0.35%) SAP MM
15 20 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
15 20 (0.32%) thinkFolio
16 17 (0.27%) SAP APO
17 16 (0.26%) SAP CRM
18 15 (0.24%) Magento
18 15 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 80 (1.29%) SaaS
2 51 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
4 37 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 31 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
6 29 (0.47%) Office 365
7 16 (0.26%) Trello
8 14 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 14 (0.23%) Slack
9 13 (0.21%) Force.com
10 12 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
11 9 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.11%) Veeva
13 5 (0.081%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.064%) Boomi
14 4 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.064%) Lucidchart
15 3 (0.048%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.032%) G Suite
16 2 (0.032%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (0.66%) SMS
2 33 (0.53%) Internet
3 25 (0.40%) Intranet
4 11 (0.18%) ATM
5 6 (0.097%) Broadband
5 6 (0.097%) Firewall
5 6 (0.097%) Skype
6 4 (0.064%) Network Security
7 3 (0.048%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.032%) HTTP
8 2 (0.032%) MPLS
8 2 (0.032%) NAS
8 2 (0.032%) SAN
8 2 (0.032%) WPA
9 1 (0.016%) ADSL
9 1 (0.016%) DSL
9 1 (0.016%) Extranet
9 1 (0.016%) GSM
9 1 (0.016%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.016%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
1 166 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 104 (1.68%) Big Data
3 64 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 49 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (0.76%) Power BI
6 45 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
7 33 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (0.45%) Blockchain
9 23 (0.37%) SAP BW
10 19 (0.31%) QlikView
11 18 (0.29%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.29%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
15 14 (0.23%) SAP HANA
16 13 (0.21%) OLAP
17 11 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 11 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 375 (6.05%) JIRA
2 36 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 29 (0.47%) Axure RP
4 28 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.23%) TestRail
6 12 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.15%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.13%) ERwin
9 8 (0.13%) YouTrack
10 7 (0.11%) RSpec
11 6 (0.097%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.081%) LSMW
12 5 (0.081%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.064%) Maven
13 4 (0.064%) Pivotal Tracker
13 4 (0.064%) Selenium
14 3 (0.048%) Git (software)
14 3 (0.048%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 2,063 (33.26%) Finance
2 591 (9.53%) Banking
3 588 (9.48%) Retail
4 245 (3.95%) Marketing
5 205 (3.30%) Legal
6 195 (3.14%) Front Office
7 182 (2.93%) Manufacturing
8 175 (2.82%) Back Office
9 173 (2.79%) Investment Banking
10 152 (2.45%) Advertising
11 119 (1.92%) Law
12 94 (1.52%) Retail Banking
13 87 (1.40%) Telecoms
14 82 (1.32%) Games
15 67 (1.08%) Publishing
16 64 (1.03%) Financial Institution
17 52 (0.84%) Automotive
18 49 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
19 41 (0.66%) Billing
20 33 (0.53%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (1.98%) .NET
2 71 (1.14%) Mason
3 60 (0.97%) XML
4 41 (0.66%) Web Services
5 36 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
6 28 (0.45%) JSON
6 28 (0.45%) RESTful
7 27 (0.44%) HTML
8 22 (0.35%) Middleware
9 19 (0.31%) REST
10 18 (0.29%) EDI
11 13 (0.21%) COM
11 13 (0.21%) Visualforce
12 11 (0.18%) SOAP
13 10 (0.16%) CSS
13 10 (0.16%) Velocity
14 9 (0.15%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.13%) .NET Framework
16 6 (0.097%) HTML5
16 6 (0.097%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1,210 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 292 (4.71%) User Experience
3 188 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
4 175 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 169 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 156 (2.51%) Fintech
7 152 (2.45%) Derivative
8 124 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 109 (1.76%) Equities
10 91 (1.47%) Fixed Income
11 88 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
12 76 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 73 (1.18%) FMCG
14 72 (1.16%) Mobile App
15 63 (1.02%) Credit Risk
16 51 (0.82%) Data Structures
17 49 (0.79%) Credit Derivative
18 47 (0.76%) Hedge funds
19 45 (0.73%) PMI
20 41 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 33 (0.53%) Windows
2 19 (0.31%) Linux
3 14 (0.23%) Unix
4 7 (0.11%) Android
5 6 (0.097%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.032%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.032%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.032%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.016%) VMS
7 1 (0.016%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,775 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2,632 (42.43%) Business Analysis
3 1,436 (23.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,019 (16.43%) User Stories
5 916 (14.77%) Scrum
6 859 (13.85%) SDLC
7 814 (13.12%) Project Management
8 745 (12.01%) Waterfall
9 668 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
10 595 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 386 (6.22%) Use Case
12 380 (6.13%) Change Management
13 370 (5.96%) E-Commerce
14 352 (5.67%) Data Analysis
15 328 (5.29%) CRM
16 323 (5.21%) UML
17 310 (5.00%) Data Modelling
18 300 (4.84%) Acceptance Criteria
18 300 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
19 294 (4.74%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 653 (10.53%) SQL
2 127 (2.05%) Java
3 107 (1.72%) C#
4 79 (1.27%) C
5 54 (0.87%) Python
6 42 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 38 (0.61%) PL/SQL
8 37 (0.60%) VBA
9 33 (0.53%) ABAP
10 28 (0.45%) PHP
11 23 (0.37%) T-SQL
12 19 (0.31%) Apex Code
12 19 (0.31%) VB.NET
13 17 (0.27%) C++
13 17 (0.27%) R
14 13 (0.21%) VB
15 10 (0.16%) Lingo
16 8 (0.13%) Perl
17 5 (0.081%) Scala
17 5 (0.081%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 842 (13.57%) Degree
2 295 (4.76%) ISEB
3 126 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 106 (1.71%) IIBA
5 80 (1.29%) CBAP
6 76 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 62 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 47 (0.76%) SC Cleared
9 43 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 36 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 26 (0.42%) Master's Degree
13 24 (0.39%) PMP
14 17 (0.27%) ACCA
15 16 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 15 (0.24%) CFA
16 15 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
17 13 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (0.18%) CIMA
18 11 (0.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (5.92%) QA
2 109 (1.76%) GDPR
3 108 (1.74%) PMO
4 78 (1.26%) MiFID
5 45 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.40%) IFRS
7 24 (0.39%) PSD2
8 20 (0.32%) SEPA
9 14 (0.23%) IFRS 9
10 13 (0.21%) EMIR
10 13 (0.21%) SLA
11 12 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.18%) GAAP
13 8 (0.13%) GxP
13 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 7 (0.11%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.097%) Basel III
16 5 (0.081%) ISO 20022
16 5 (0.081%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (0.048%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.048%) Docker
2 2 (0.032%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.032%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.032%) vSphere
2 2 (0.032%) XenApp
3 1 (0.016%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 7 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.048%) Ansible
5 2 (0.032%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.016%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.016%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.016%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.016%) Puppet
Vendors
1 445 (7.17%) Microsoft
2 369 (5.95%) SAP
3 227 (3.66%) Oracle
4 205 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
5 72 (1.16%) Capita
6 62 (1.00%) ServiceNow
7 49 (0.79%) Tableau
8 45 (0.73%) IBM
9 40 (0.64%) hybris
10 32 (0.52%) Calypso
10 32 (0.52%) JD Edwards
10 32 (0.52%) WorldPay
11 30 (0.48%) Adobe
11 30 (0.48%) Google
12 29 (0.47%) Murex
13 27 (0.44%) Pega
14 26 (0.42%) Charles River
15 24 (0.39%) Atlassian
16 23 (0.37%) Workday
17 22 (0.35%) Sage