Period
to 14 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 88 71
Rank change year-on-year -26 -17 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3,792 5,570 7,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 3.41% 4.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 3.55% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,075 4,522 5,590
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
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 131,050 156,855 173,523
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.89% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 104,852 126,371 139,173
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 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 -29 3,590 £50,000 - 215
UK excluding London -20 2,129 £45,000 - 155
London -27 1,604 £60,000 +4.35% 79
South East +9 683 £50,000 +5.26% 40
North of England +2 680 £44,000 -1.12% 53
North West +8 360 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Yorkshire -8 298 £45,000 - 26
Midlands -70 248 £42,500 - 24
South West -22 207 £42,500 -1.16% 9
West Midlands -59 162 £44,500 +1.14% 13
East of England +3 155 £55,000 +15.79% 10
East Midlands -56 86 £40,875 -3.82% 11
Scotland -32 83 £44,820 +5.46% 13
Wales -3 64 £36,750 +5.00% 2
North East -10 22 £39,757 +6.02% 4
Northern Ireland +2 9 £35,000 +20.69% 3

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,869 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,574 (41.51%) Business Analysis
3 1,199 (31.62%) Finance
4 857 (22.60%) User Stories
5 851 (22.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 678 (17.88%) Analytical Skills
7 519 (13.69%) Waterfall
8 491 (12.95%) Workshop Facilitation
9 486 (12.82%) Project Management
10 467 (12.32%) SDLC
11 457 (12.05%) Scrum
12 438 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
13 431 (11.37%) Use Case
14 429 (11.31%) SQL
15 384 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
16 358 (9.44%) Change Management
17 351 (9.26%) Project Delivery
18 322 (8.49%) Degree
19 321 (8.47%) Analytics
20 311 (8.20%) Microsoft
20 311 (8.20%) Acceptance Criteria
21 302 (7.96%) JIRA
22 301 (7.94%) User Experience
23 296 (7.81%) Retail
24 290 (7.65%) SAP
25 279 (7.36%) Wireframes
26 264 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
27 260 (6.86%) Workflow
28 249 (6.57%) Banking
29 244 (6.43%) MS Visio

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
1 156 (4.11%) Confluence
2 56 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 39 (1.03%) CMS
4 13 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.24%) SAS
7 8 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (0.21%) EPiServer
8 7 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.11%) Documentum
10 3 (0.079%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.079%) Appian
10 3 (0.079%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.079%) Commerce Server
10 3 (0.079%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.053%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.026%) Drupal
12 1 (0.026%) IIS
12 1 (0.026%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.026%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 244 (6.43%) MS Visio
2 227 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
3 211 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 110 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 41 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 34 (0.90%) NetSuite
3 33 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (0.87%) SAP ERP
3 33 (0.87%) SAP FI
4 32 (0.84%) SAP CO
4 32 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
4 32 (0.84%) SAP MM
5 30 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 26 (0.69%) SAP SD
7 19 (0.50%) SAP SCM
8 15 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
8 15 (0.40%) thinkFolio
9 14 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
10 13 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
11 12 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
11 12 (0.32%) SAP Business One
12 11 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
12 11 (0.29%) SAP LE
13 10 (0.26%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 108 (2.85%) SaaS
2 77 (2.03%) Power Platform
3 73 (1.93%) Azure
4 60 (1.58%) Office 365
5 48 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
6 41 (1.08%) AWS
7 17 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
8 15 (0.40%) Trello
9 13 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.26%) G Suite
10 10 (0.26%) GCP
11 9 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 7 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 6 (0.16%) iPaaS
15 5 (0.13%) Heroku
15 5 (0.13%) Slack
16 4 (0.11%) Asana
16 4 (0.11%) PaaS
16 4 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (0.76%) Intranet
2 15 (0.40%) Internet
3 9 (0.24%) Unified Communications
4 8 (0.21%) Broadband
5 6 (0.16%) MVNO
6 5 (0.13%) WAN
6 5 (0.13%) WebEx
7 4 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.053%) Firewall
8 2 (0.053%) FTP
8 2 (0.053%) Network Security
9 1 (0.026%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.026%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.026%) MPLS
9 1 (0.026%) SWIFTNet
9 1 (0.026%) VoIP
9 1 (0.026%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
2 77 (2.03%) Power BI
3 72 (1.90%) SQL Server
4 53 (1.40%) Big Data
5 46 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
8 29 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 22 (0.58%) Data Lake
10 17 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.37%) SAP BW
12 13 (0.34%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.26%) Blockchain
13 10 (0.26%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.18%) Couchbase
15 7 (0.18%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.18%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.16%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 302 (7.96%) JIRA
2 48 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.40%) Balsamiq
5 8 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.18%) NUnit
6 7 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.18%) SpecFlow
6 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.11%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.11%) Redmine
9 3 (0.079%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.053%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.053%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.053%) Toad
11 1 (0.026%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.026%) Hudson
11 1 (0.026%) Subversion
General
1 1,199 (31.62%) Finance
2 296 (7.81%) Retail
3 249 (6.57%) Banking
4 146 (3.85%) Marketing
5 144 (3.80%) Front Office
6 113 (2.98%) Manufacturing
7 106 (2.80%) Public Sector
8 66 (1.74%) Back Office
8 66 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 53 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 52 (1.37%) Legal
11 42 (1.11%) Law
11 42 (1.11%) Publishing
12 39 (1.03%) Advertising
13 38 (1.00%) Automotive
14 34 (0.90%) Games
14 34 (0.90%) Local Government
15 33 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 29 (0.76%) Retail Banking
17 24 (0.63%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (2.61%) .NET
2 67 (1.77%) XML
3 51 (1.34%) JSON
4 50 (1.32%) REST
5 44 (1.16%) HTML
6 26 (0.69%) SOAP
7 24 (0.63%) Web Services
8 19 (0.50%) Swagger
9 16 (0.42%) ASP.NET
9 16 (0.42%) CSS
10 12 (0.32%) RESTful
11 11 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (0.29%) FpML
12 9 (0.24%) EDI
13 8 (0.21%) Gherkin
13 8 (0.21%) WCF
13 8 (0.21%) XSD
14 7 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (0.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 678 (17.88%) Analytical Skills
2 301 (7.94%) User Experience
3 169 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 110 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 97 (2.56%) Derivative
6 84 (2.22%) Equities
7 83 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 81 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
9 76 (2.00%) Fixed Income
10 42 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 40 (1.05%) Hedge funds
12 36 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 35 (0.92%) Data Structures
13 35 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
14 31 (0.82%) Exotic Derivative
15 24 (0.63%) SWIFT
16 22 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.58%) Social Media
17 21 (0.55%) Credit Risk
18 20 (0.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (0.47%) Windows
2 13 (0.34%) Unix
3 7 (0.18%) Linux
4 5 (0.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.11%) Android
5 4 (0.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.053%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,869 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,574 (41.51%) Business Analysis
3 857 (22.60%) User Stories
4 851 (22.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 519 (13.69%) Waterfall
6 491 (12.95%) Workshop Facilitation
7 486 (12.82%) Project Management
8 467 (12.32%) SDLC
9 457 (12.05%) Scrum
10 438 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
11 431 (11.37%) Use Case
12 384 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 358 (9.44%) Change Management
14 351 (9.26%) Project Delivery
15 321 (8.47%) Analytics
16 311 (8.20%) Acceptance Criteria
17 279 (7.36%) Wireframes
18 264 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
19 260 (6.86%) Workflow
20 234 (6.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 429 (11.31%) SQL
2 63 (1.66%) C
3 50 (1.32%) C#
4 47 (1.24%) Java
5 46 (1.21%) JavaScript
6 38 (1.00%) Python
7 23 (0.61%) T-SQL
8 20 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 17 (0.45%) VBA
10 9 (0.24%) Perl
11 7 (0.18%) R
12 5 (0.13%) ABAP
12 5 (0.13%) Go
12 5 (0.13%) VB
13 3 (0.079%) C++
13 3 (0.079%) Groovy
13 3 (0.079%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.053%) PHP
14 2 (0.053%) Progress 4GL
14 2 (0.053%) Scala
Qualifications
1 322 (8.49%) Degree
2 112 (2.95%) ISEB
3 85 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 40 (1.05%) DV Cleared
5 38 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 36 (0.95%) IIBA
7 20 (0.53%) CBAP
7 20 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 19 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.26%) PMP
11 9 (0.24%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.21%) MBA
13 7 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
15 5 (0.13%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 4 (0.11%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
17 3 (0.079%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (4.91%) QA
2 57 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 43 (1.13%) PMO
4 40 (1.05%) GDPR
5 35 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.45%) Solvency II
7 14 (0.37%) SEPA
8 11 (0.29%) COBIT
8 11 (0.29%) EMIR
9 10 (0.26%) MiFID
9 10 (0.26%) SLA
10 9 (0.24%) ISO 20022
11 6 (0.16%) PSD2
12 3 (0.079%) Basel III
12 3 (0.079%) IFRS
12 3 (0.079%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.079%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.053%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.026%) Docker
2 1 (0.026%) HDFS
2 1 (0.026%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.026%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.026%) vSphere
2 1 (0.026%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.18%) Automic
2 3 (0.079%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.026%) Ansible
3 1 (0.026%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.026%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 311 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 290 (7.65%) SAP
3 167 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
4 135 (3.56%) Oracle
5 86 (2.27%) Tableau
6 57 (1.50%) ServiceNow
7 51 (1.34%) IBM
8 34 (0.90%) Murex
9 29 (0.76%) Charles River
10 28 (0.74%) hybris
11 26 (0.69%) Google
12 24 (0.63%) MuleSoft
13 22 (0.58%) JD Edwards
14 19 (0.50%) Adobe
14 19 (0.50%) Workday
15 17 (0.45%) Bloomberg
15 17 (0.45%) HubSpot
15 17 (0.45%) Jitterbit
15 17 (0.45%) Splunk
16 16 (0.42%) Capita