Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 69 62
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 7430 8535 9929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.18% 4.23% 4.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.36% 4.38% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5688 7381 8484
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £34,250 £33,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 170529 194747 213359
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.49% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 138650 163674 174935
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 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 7050 £50,000 - 482
UK excluding London -3 3765 £45,000 - 275
London -7 3617 £60,000 +4.35% 239
North of England +4 1196 £45,000 +12.50% 90
South East +5 855 £47,500 - 58
Midlands +1 649 £45,000 +3.45% 46
North West +1 594 £45,000 +12.50% 59
Yorkshire +15 574 £45,000 +5.88% 27
West Midlands -5 427 £43,500 - 25
South West +3 392 £42,500 - 30
East of England -48 342 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Scotland +4 223 £40,000 -5.88% 24
East Midlands +21 221 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Wales -19 99 £40,000 +6.67% 6
North East +25 28 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Northern Ireland -6 10 £33,750 +22.73% 2

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 3353 (45.13%) Business Analysis
2 3078 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3015 (40.58%) Finance
4 1641 (22.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1453 (19.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1403 (18.88%) Retail
7 1286 (17.31%) Banking
8 1270 (17.09%) Project Management
9 1249 (16.81%) SDLC
10 1098 (14.78%) Scrum
11 1019 (13.71%) User Stories
12 1002 (13.49%) Degree
13 920 (12.38%) SQL
14 820 (11.04%) Asset Management
15 787 (10.59%) Waterfall
16 767 (10.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 756 (10.17%) Investment Banking
18 669 (9.00%) Microsoft
19 660 (8.88%) Wealth Management
20 626 (8.43%) Use Case
21 616 (8.29%) Retail Banking
22 542 (7.29%) CRM
23 535 (7.20%) ISEB
24 510 (6.86%) SAP
25 504 (6.78%) E-Commerce
26 477 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
27 468 (6.30%) Data Analysis
28 457 (6.15%) Change Management
29 452 (6.08%) QA
30 449 (6.04%) UML

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
1 125 (1.68%) Confluence
2 93 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 92 (1.24%) CMS
4 17 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (0.15%) SAS
6 10 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (0.11%) EPiServer
7 8 (0.11%) IIS
8 7 (0.094%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.094%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.081%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.067%) Apache
11 4 (0.054%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.054%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.054%) Smallworld
12 3 (0.040%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.040%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.027%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.027%) JBoss
13 2 (0.027%) Tomcat
Applications
1 397 (5.34%) MS Visio
2 385 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 315 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
4 188 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 115 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.040%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.040%) InVision
8 3 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.013%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.013%) InDesign
9 1 (0.013%) Mingle
9 1 (0.013%) Moqups
9 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 122 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 107 (1.44%) SAP ERP
3 90 (1.21%) SAP SD
4 72 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
5 67 (0.90%) SAP FI
6 63 (0.85%) Actimize
7 60 (0.81%) SAP CO
7 60 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
8 47 (0.63%) SAP APO
9 44 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
10 41 (0.55%) SAP MM
11 38 (0.51%) SAP PP
12 37 (0.50%) thinkFolio
13 34 (0.46%) SAP CRM
14 28 (0.38%) Markit EDM
15 24 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 23 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
16 23 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
16 23 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
17 22 (0.30%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 90 (1.21%) SaaS
2 38 (0.51%) Office 365
3 24 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 21 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 19 (0.26%) Force.com
7 18 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 18 (0.24%) PaaS
8 13 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
8 13 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
11 8 (0.11%) Yammer
12 4 (0.054%) Asana
12 4 (0.054%) GitHub
12 4 (0.054%) Lucidchart
12 4 (0.054%) Slack
12 4 (0.054%) Trello
13 3 (0.040%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 43 (0.58%) Internet
2 13 (0.17%) FTP
3 11 (0.15%) Intranet
4 9 (0.12%) Unified Communications
5 8 (0.11%) HTTP
6 7 (0.094%) ATM
6 7 (0.094%) SMS
6 7 (0.094%) VoIP
7 6 (0.081%) SAN
8 5 (0.067%) MVNO
9 4 (0.054%) Broadband
9 4 (0.054%) Skype
10 3 (0.040%) Extranet
10 3 (0.040%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.040%) WebEx
11 1 (0.013%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.013%) RIP
11 1 (0.013%) SNMP
11 1 (0.013%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 140 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (0.86%) Big Data
5 56 (0.75%) Power BI
6 49 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
7 46 (0.62%) QlikView
8 45 (0.61%) Relational Database
9 39 (0.52%) Data Mining
10 36 (0.48%) MS Access
11 34 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 30 (0.40%) Oracle Database
13 25 (0.34%) Hadoop
13 25 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
14 22 (0.30%) SAP HANA
15 21 (0.28%) NoSQL
16 20 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 19 (0.26%) MongoDB
17 19 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 383 (5.15%) JIRA
2 73 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 13 (0.17%) Axure RP
5 10 (0.13%) Cucumber
5 10 (0.13%) TestRail
6 8 (0.11%) Selenium
6 8 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.081%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.067%) Toad
9 4 (0.054%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.040%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.040%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.040%) JMeter
10 3 (0.040%) RequisitePro
10 3 (0.040%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.040%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.027%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.027%) Firebug
11 2 (0.027%) Liquibase
General
1 3015 (40.58%) Finance
2 1403 (18.88%) Retail
3 1286 (17.31%) Banking
4 756 (10.17%) Investment Banking
5 616 (8.29%) Retail Banking
6 369 (4.97%) Marketing
7 349 (4.70%) Front Office
8 305 (4.10%) Legal
9 223 (3.00%) Manufacturing
10 184 (2.48%) Back Office
11 162 (2.18%) Telecoms
12 155 (2.09%) Advertising
13 115 (1.55%) Law
14 82 (1.10%) Financial Institution
15 77 (1.04%) Publishing
16 51 (0.69%) Games
17 45 (0.61%) Billing
18 42 (0.57%) Private Banking
19 38 (0.51%) Electronics
20 37 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (2.84%) .NET
2 190 (2.56%) XML
3 71 (0.96%) Web Services
4 51 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
5 46 (0.62%) EDI
6 42 (0.57%) HTML
6 42 (0.57%) REST
7 37 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 33 (0.44%) XSD
9 30 (0.40%) ASP.NET
10 26 (0.35%) IDoc
11 22 (0.30%) JSON
12 20 (0.27%) HTML5
12 20 (0.27%) Mason
13 18 (0.24%) XSL
14 16 (0.22%) CSS
14 16 (0.22%) XML Schema
15 15 (0.20%) SAP XI
15 15 (0.20%) Velocity
16 14 (0.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1641 (22.09%) Analytical Skills
2 293 (3.94%) Equities
2 293 (3.94%) User Experience
3 281 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 278 (3.74%) Derivative
5 266 (3.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 255 (3.43%) Fixed Income
7 194 (2.61%) FMCG
8 183 (2.46%) Fintech
9 180 (2.42%) Computer Science
10 136 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
11 132 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
12 119 (1.60%) Mobile App
13 109 (1.47%) Credit Risk
14 106 (1.43%) OTC Derivatives
15 76 (1.02%) Virtual Team
16 72 (0.97%) Hedge funds
17 66 (0.89%) Reference Data
18 63 (0.85%) Reinsurance
19 53 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 72 (0.97%) Windows
2 52 (0.70%) Apple iOS
3 34 (0.46%) Android
4 26 (0.35%) Linux
5 20 (0.27%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.23%) Unix
7 5 (0.067%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.027%) AIX
9 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3353 (45.13%) Business Analysis
2 3078 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
3 1453 (19.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1270 (17.09%) Project Management
5 1249 (16.81%) SDLC
6 1098 (14.78%) Scrum
7 1019 (13.71%) User Stories
8 820 (11.04%) Asset Management
9 787 (10.59%) Waterfall
10 767 (10.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 660 (8.88%) Wealth Management
12 626 (8.43%) Use Case
13 542 (7.29%) CRM
14 504 (6.78%) E-Commerce
15 477 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
16 468 (6.30%) Data Analysis
17 457 (6.15%) Change Management
18 449 (6.04%) UML
19 414 (5.57%) Analytics
20 384 (5.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 920 (12.38%) SQL
2 100 (1.35%) C#
3 98 (1.32%) Java
4 68 (0.92%) C
5 46 (0.62%) VBA
6 37 (0.50%) PL/SQL
7 34 (0.46%) T-SQL
8 27 (0.36%) JavaScript
9 22 (0.30%) VB
10 18 (0.24%) ABAP
10 18 (0.24%) Apex Code
10 18 (0.24%) C++
11 16 (0.22%) Python
12 14 (0.19%) COBOL
13 13 (0.17%) PHP
14 8 (0.11%) ActionScript
14 8 (0.11%) ActionScript 2.0
15 7 (0.094%) R
15 7 (0.094%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.067%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1002 (13.49%) Degree
2 535 (7.20%) ISEB
3 108 (1.45%) CBAP
4 97 (1.31%) Security Cleared
5 94 (1.27%) IIBA
6 82 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 48 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 35 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 32 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 31 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 25 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 21 (0.28%) CISM
12 21 (0.28%) CISSP
12 21 (0.28%) PMP
13 20 (0.27%) Master's Degree
14 16 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
14 16 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
15 14 (0.19%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.16%) SAP Certification
17 10 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 452 (6.08%) QA
2 209 (2.81%) MiFID
3 88 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 83 (1.12%) Basel III
5 71 (0.96%) PMO
6 61 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
6 61 (0.82%) EMIR
7 45 (0.61%) SLA
8 39 (0.52%) GDPR
9 26 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 24 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 21 (0.28%) FATCA
12 14 (0.19%) IFRS
13 13 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 13 (0.17%) SEPA
14 11 (0.15%) ISO 8583
15 10 (0.13%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.13%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.081%) CRD IV
17 5 (0.067%) AIFMD
System Software
1 4 (0.054%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.013%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.013%) Docker
2 1 (0.013%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.013%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.013%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.081%) Nagios
2 6 (0.081%) ZABBIX
3 5 (0.067%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.067%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.013%) EnCase
4 1 (0.013%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.013%) Puppet
4 1 (0.013%) SCCM
4 1 (0.013%) SCOM
4 1 (0.013%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 669 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 510 (6.86%) SAP
3 229 (3.08%) Oracle
4 197 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
5 79 (1.06%) Murex
6 75 (1.01%) Tableau
7 59 (0.79%) Charles River
8 51 (0.69%) Cognizant
9 38 (0.51%) Google
10 33 (0.44%) Calypso
11 30 (0.40%) JD Edwards
12 27 (0.36%) hybris
13 26 (0.35%) IBM
13 26 (0.35%) Pega
14 21 (0.28%) Adobe
14 21 (0.28%) ServiceNow
14 21 (0.28%) Workday
15 18 (0.24%) Cognos
15 18 (0.24%) Sitecore
16 17 (0.23%) Cadence
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