Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 71 65
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6,953 7,069 8,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 4.02% 4.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.14% 4.17% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5,273 5,998 7,691
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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 0 6,475 £50,000 - 633
UK excluding London -8 3,649 £45,000 - 383
London -5 3,208 £60,000 +4.35% 302
North of England +2 1,212 £45,000 +5.88% 136
South East -18 850 £45,000 -5.26% 64
North West +1 599 £47,500 +11.76% 73
Midlands 0 578 £45,000 +5.88% 59
Yorkshire +14 564 £45,000 +5.88% 55
West Midlands -3 412 £45,000 +4.05% 40
South West -21 315 £40,000 -6.98% 49
East of England -44 306 £47,500 - 22
Scotland +20 300 £45,000 +5.88% 40
East Midlands -1 160 £50,000 +24.22% 19
Wales -11 78 £40,000 +5.96% 11
North East +6 49 £39,500 +5.33% 8
Northern Ireland -16 16 £35,000 +22.81% 2

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3,065 (44.08%) Business Analysis
2 2,974 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
3 2,729 (39.25%) Finance
4 1,604 (23.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,414 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
6 1,117 (16.07%) SDLC
7 1,099 (15.81%) Project Management
8 1,067 (15.35%) Banking
9 955 (13.74%) User Stories
10 928 (13.35%) Scrum
11 830 (11.94%) SQL
12 813 (11.69%) Degree
13 680 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 655 (9.42%) Waterfall
15 641 (9.22%) Retail
16 640 (9.20%) Investment Banking
17 590 (8.49%) Microsoft
18 585 (8.41%) Asset Management
19 539 (7.75%) Use Case
20 538 (7.74%) SAP
21 500 (7.19%) CRM
22 490 (7.05%) Wealth Management
23 487 (7.00%) Data Analysis
24 468 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
25 450 (6.47%) QA
26 447 (6.43%) Retail Banking
27 425 (6.11%) MS Visio
28 408 (5.87%) Workflow
29 407 (5.85%) E-Commerce
29 407 (5.85%) JIRA

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
1 152 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 133 (1.91%) Confluence
3 72 (1.04%) CMS
4 28 (0.40%) IIS
5 24 (0.35%) Documentum
6 16 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 15 (0.22%) Apache
8 11 (0.16%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.13%) SAS
9 9 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.10%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.086%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.072%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.072%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.072%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.072%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.058%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.058%) FileNet
14 4 (0.058%) Umbraco
Applications
1 425 (6.11%) MS Visio
2 334 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 288 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
4 145 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 94 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 34 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.072%) Mingle
8 3 (0.043%) Moqups
8 3 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.029%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.014%) InDesign
10 1 (0.014%) InVision
Business Applications
1 123 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 94 (1.35%) SAP SD
4 74 (1.06%) SAP ERP
5 69 (0.99%) SAP PP
6 60 (0.86%) SAP APO
7 49 (0.70%) SAP MM
8 45 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
8 45 (0.65%) SAP FI
9 44 (0.63%) SAP CO
10 43 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
11 41 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
11 41 (0.59%) thinkFolio
12 40 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
13 29 (0.42%) Markit EDM
13 29 (0.42%) NetSuite
13 29 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
13 29 (0.42%) SAP SCM
14 26 (0.37%) Actimize
15 25 (0.36%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 110 (1.58%) SaaS
2 60 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
3 53 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (0.72%) Office 365
5 28 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 21 (0.30%) Trello
7 20 (0.29%) Force.com
7 20 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 17 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
10 8 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.086%) Slack
13 4 (0.058%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.058%) Lucidchart
13 4 (0.058%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.043%) BlueKai
15 2 (0.029%) Azure Machine Learning
15 2 (0.029%) PaaS
16 1 (0.014%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (0.42%) SMS
2 27 (0.39%) Intranet
3 21 (0.30%) Firewall
3 21 (0.30%) Internet
4 16 (0.23%) Broadband
5 13 (0.19%) SAN
6 11 (0.16%) Extranet
7 10 (0.14%) NAS
7 10 (0.14%) WAN
8 7 (0.10%) FIX Connectivity
9 6 (0.086%) FTP
9 6 (0.086%) Wireless
10 5 (0.072%) Network Security
11 4 (0.058%) CHAP
12 3 (0.043%) ATM
13 2 (0.029%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.014%) ADSL
14 1 (0.014%) DNS
14 1 (0.014%) TCP/IP
14 1 (0.014%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 209 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 106 (1.52%) Big Data
4 94 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 43 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 38 (0.55%) QlikView
8 35 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (0.46%) Blockchain
10 31 (0.45%) Data Mining
11 29 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
11 29 (0.42%) Power BI
12 27 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (0.36%) MS Access
14 24 (0.35%) Semantic Layer
15 23 (0.33%) Data Mart
16 22 (0.32%) NoSQL
17 20 (0.29%) MySQL
18 19 (0.27%) OLAP
19 17 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 407 (5.85%) JIRA
2 23 (0.33%) ERwin
2 23 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 22 (0.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 22 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (0.29%) Axure RP
5 17 (0.24%) Toad
5 17 (0.24%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.086%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.086%) YouTrack
8 5 (0.072%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.072%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.072%) Selenium
9 3 (0.043%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.043%) Rational Software Modeler
9 3 (0.043%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.043%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.029%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.029%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2,729 (39.25%) Finance
2 1,067 (15.35%) Banking
3 641 (9.22%) Retail
4 640 (9.20%) Investment Banking
5 447 (6.43%) Retail Banking
6 391 (5.62%) Front Office
7 339 (4.88%) Marketing
8 284 (4.08%) Manufacturing
9 224 (3.22%) Back Office
10 220 (3.16%) Legal
11 193 (2.78%) Advertising
12 103 (1.48%) Law
13 95 (1.37%) Financial Institution
14 72 (1.04%) Telecoms
15 71 (1.02%) Publishing
16 66 (0.95%) Billing
17 65 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
18 56 (0.81%) Games
19 52 (0.75%) Automotive
20 40 (0.58%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (1.97%) .NET
2 83 (1.19%) Web Services
3 81 (1.16%) XML
4 44 (0.63%) HTML
5 39 (0.56%) .NET Framework
5 39 (0.56%) Mason
6 26 (0.37%) ASP.NET
6 26 (0.37%) JSON
6 26 (0.37%) Visualforce
7 24 (0.35%) SAPUI5
8 23 (0.33%) SOAP
9 21 (0.30%) CSS
10 20 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
11 19 (0.27%) Middleware
12 15 (0.22%) Ajax
12 15 (0.22%) EDI
13 13 (0.19%) Gherkin
13 13 (0.19%) SAP Fiori
14 10 (0.14%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1,414 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (3.26%) User Experience
3 198 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 196 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 194 (2.79%) Derivative
6 171 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 170 (2.44%) Equities
8 158 (2.27%) Fintech
9 141 (2.03%) Fixed Income
10 124 (1.78%) Virtual Team
11 115 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
12 92 (1.32%) Mobile App
13 87 (1.25%) FMCG
14 79 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
15 64 (0.92%) Credit Risk
15 64 (0.92%) Reference Data
16 52 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
17 48 (0.69%) Hedge funds
18 47 (0.68%) Credit Derivative
19 46 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 87 (1.25%) Windows
2 36 (0.52%) Linux
3 25 (0.36%) Unix
4 22 (0.32%) Android
5 18 (0.26%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.029%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.014%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.014%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,065 (44.08%) Business Analysis
2 2,974 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,604 (23.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,117 (16.07%) SDLC
5 1,099 (15.81%) Project Management
6 955 (13.74%) User Stories
7 928 (13.35%) Scrum
8 680 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 655 (9.42%) Waterfall
10 585 (8.41%) Asset Management
11 539 (7.75%) Use Case
12 500 (7.19%) CRM
13 490 (7.05%) Wealth Management
14 487 (7.00%) Data Analysis
15 468 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
16 408 (5.87%) Workflow
17 407 (5.85%) E-Commerce
18 375 (5.39%) Data Modelling
19 374 (5.38%) ERP
20 364 (5.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 830 (11.94%) SQL
2 80 (1.15%) ABAP
3 73 (1.05%) C#
4 70 (1.01%) C
5 67 (0.96%) JavaScript
6 65 (0.93%) Java
7 54 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 43 (0.62%) T-SQL
9 36 (0.52%) VBA
10 34 (0.49%) Apex Code
11 30 (0.43%) Python
12 19 (0.27%) R
13 16 (0.23%) PowerShell
13 16 (0.23%) SOQL
13 16 (0.23%) SOSL
14 12 (0.17%) PHP
15 10 (0.14%) VB
16 9 (0.13%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.10%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.072%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 813 (11.69%) Degree
2 345 (4.96%) ISEB
3 95 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 88 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 76 (1.09%) CBAP
6 75 (1.08%) IIBA
7 59 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 52 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 51 (0.73%) SC Cleared
10 31 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (0.39%) CISSP
12 26 (0.37%) CISM
13 20 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
14 19 (0.27%) PMP
15 16 (0.23%) DV Cleared
16 15 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (0.19%) Master's Degree
18 10 (0.14%) CFA
18 10 (0.14%) CIMA
18 10 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 450 (6.47%) QA
2 127 (1.83%) PMO
3 117 (1.68%) GDPR
4 108 (1.55%) MiFID
5 103 (1.48%) Data Quality
6 64 (0.92%) SLA
7 46 (0.66%) EMIR
8 34 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
9 30 (0.43%) Basel III
10 17 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.19%) PSD2
12 11 (0.16%) IFRS
13 10 (0.14%) IFRS 9
13 10 (0.14%) Solvency II
14 9 (0.13%) PCI DSS
15 8 (0.12%) SEPA
16 6 (0.086%) GAAP
16 6 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 4 (0.058%) ISO 8583
18 3 (0.043%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.043%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.029%) Docker
4 1 (0.014%) HDFS
4 1 (0.014%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.058%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.014%) EnCase
4 1 (0.014%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.014%) Nagios
4 1 (0.014%) Puppet
4 1 (0.014%) SCCM
4 1 (0.014%) SCOM
4 1 (0.014%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 590 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 538 (7.74%) SAP
3 298 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
4 202 (2.91%) Oracle
5 78 (1.12%) Tableau
6 63 (0.91%) Murex
7 44 (0.63%) ServiceNow
8 41 (0.59%) IBM
8 41 (0.59%) Informatica
9 38 (0.55%) Charles River
10 36 (0.52%) hybris
11 35 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 33 (0.47%) JD Edwards
13 31 (0.45%) Sage
14 28 (0.40%) Infor
15 27 (0.39%) Calypso
16 25 (0.36%) Google
17 24 (0.35%) Capita
17 24 (0.35%) Epicor
18 22 (0.32%) OpenText