Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 69 73
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,505 7,841 7,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.40% 4.35% 4.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 4.53% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4,465 5,593 6,663
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +2.33%

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 155,234 173,013 183,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 124,965 138,802 153,718
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,170 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +1.41% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 November 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 17 November 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 -17 5,173 £50,000 - 495
UK excluding London -20 2,802 £45,000 - 291
London -21 2,586 £57,500 -4.17% 234
North of England -18 818 £45,000 +1.12% 101
South East -16 720 £50,000 +5.26% 62
Midlands +3 557 £42,500 -5.56% 52
North West -31 394 £45,000 - 62
Yorkshire -11 370 £45,000 +1.12% 32
West Midlands +5 358 £44,000 +1.15% 32
South West -19 257 £42,500 +6.25% 27
East of England -24 216 £47,500 - 19
East Midlands +13 197 £42,500 -5.56% 20
Scotland -49 153 £42,500 -2.30% 20
Wales +1 80 £35,000 -12.50% 6
North East -1 54 £37,500 -3.85% 7
Northern Ireland -16 3 £29,000 -22.67% 3
Channel Islands - 3 £85,000 - 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 2,612 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2,441 (44.34%) Business Analysis
3 1,933 (35.11%) Finance
4 1,290 (23.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,126 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1,050 (19.07%) User Stories
7 883 (16.04%) Project Management
8 836 (15.19%) Scrum
9 799 (14.51%) Waterfall
10 748 (13.59%) SDLC
11 740 (13.44%) Degree
12 691 (12.55%) SQL
13 644 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
14 506 (9.19%) Banking
15 498 (9.05%) User Acceptance Testing
16 490 (8.90%) Workshop Facilitation
17 477 (8.66%) Change Management
18 446 (8.10%) Retail
19 404 (7.34%) Use Case
20 400 (7.27%) Microsoft
21 359 (6.52%) QA
22 331 (6.01%) UML
23 326 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
24 325 (5.90%) ISEB
25 304 (5.52%) MS Visio
25 304 (5.52%) Data Analysis
26 300 (5.45%) Data Modelling
27 297 (5.40%) SAP
28 283 (5.14%) Business Process Modelling
29 276 (5.01%) CRM

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
1 131 (2.38%) Confluence
2 116 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 36 (0.65%) CMS
4 12 (0.22%) SAS
5 11 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (0.16%) Appian
6 9 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (0.15%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.13%) IIS
8 7 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.11%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.11%) MS Project Server
9 6 (0.11%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.073%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.073%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.054%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.036%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.036%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.036%) Umbraco
Applications
1 304 (5.52%) MS Visio
2 273 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 227 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
4 137 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 80 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.091%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.073%) SPSS
9 3 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.80%) SAP FI
3 43 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 42 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
5 41 (0.74%) SAP CO
6 40 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
7 37 (0.67%) SAP ERP
8 33 (0.60%) Magento
8 33 (0.60%) SAP MM
9 31 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
10 29 (0.53%) SAP SD
11 28 (0.51%) SAP PP
12 24 (0.44%) NetSuite
13 20 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
13 20 (0.36%) SAP HR
14 19 (0.35%) thinkFolio
15 18 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
16 17 (0.31%) SAP HCM
17 16 (0.29%) Temenos T24
18 15 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 74 (1.34%) SaaS
2 57 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (0.94%) Office 365
4 39 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
5 24 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
7 18 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 8 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 8 (0.15%) Veeva
9 7 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
9 7 (0.13%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.13%) Trello
10 5 (0.091%) Heroku
10 5 (0.091%) Lucidchart
10 5 (0.091%) Slack
11 4 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.073%) iPaaS
12 3 (0.054%) Amazon Alexa
12 3 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.054%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.35%) Internet
2 14 (0.25%) SMS
3 9 (0.16%) ATM
4 8 (0.15%) Firewall
5 7 (0.13%) Skype
6 6 (0.11%) Intranet
7 3 (0.054%) Broadband
7 3 (0.054%) HTTP
8 2 (0.036%) ADSL
8 2 (0.036%) MPLS
8 2 (0.036%) PPP
8 2 (0.036%) VPN
8 2 (0.036%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.036%) Wireless
8 2 (0.036%) WPA
9 1 (0.018%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.018%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 113 (2.05%) SQL Server
3 81 (1.47%) Power BI
4 65 (1.18%) Big Data
5 63 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 31 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
8 30 (0.54%) Data Lake
9 26 (0.47%) QlikView
9 26 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (0.44%) Hadoop
11 23 (0.42%) SAP BW
11 23 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (0.36%) Data Mining
13 18 (0.33%) MySQL
14 14 (0.25%) Blockchain
15 11 (0.20%) Data Mart
15 11 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.20%) OLAP
15 11 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 269 (4.89%) JIRA
2 32 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 30 (0.54%) Axure RP
4 27 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.36%) ERwin
6 14 (0.25%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.13%) LSMW
7 7 (0.13%) RequisitePro
7 7 (0.13%) Selenium
8 6 (0.11%) Maven
9 5 (0.091%) Hudson
10 3 (0.054%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.054%) Rational Software Modeler
10 3 (0.054%) TestRail
10 3 (0.054%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.054%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.036%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.036%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.036%) Redmine
11 2 (0.036%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,933 (35.11%) Finance
2 506 (9.19%) Banking
3 446 (8.10%) Retail
4 271 (4.92%) Marketing
5 167 (3.03%) Legal
6 160 (2.91%) Front Office
7 159 (2.89%) Manufacturing
8 152 (2.76%) Investment Banking
9 147 (2.67%) Back Office
10 139 (2.52%) Advertising
11 104 (1.89%) Telecoms
12 100 (1.82%) Law
13 73 (1.33%) Games
14 60 (1.09%) Retail Banking
15 58 (1.05%) Financial Institution
16 46 (0.84%) Billing
17 32 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
18 30 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 30 (0.54%) Publishing
19 24 (0.44%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (2.33%) .NET
2 98 (1.78%) XML
3 65 (1.18%) JSON
4 54 (0.98%) Web Services
5 38 (0.69%) REST
6 34 (0.62%) HTML
7 24 (0.44%) SOAP
8 19 (0.35%) RESTful
9 18 (0.33%) EDI
10 14 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
11 13 (0.24%) CSS
12 12 (0.22%) Apache Flex
12 12 (0.22%) WSDL
13 11 (0.20%) COM
13 11 (0.20%) J2EE
13 11 (0.20%) Kafka
14 10 (0.18%) IDoc
14 10 (0.18%) Velocity
15 8 (0.15%) Middleware
15 8 (0.15%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1,126 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 268 (4.87%) User Experience
3 168 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 167 (3.03%) Fintech
5 165 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 148 (2.69%) Derivative
7 146 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
8 123 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 103 (1.87%) Fixed Income
10 97 (1.76%) Equities
11 90 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
12 86 (1.56%) FMCG
13 79 (1.44%) Virtual Team
14 76 (1.38%) Mobile App
15 61 (1.11%) Reinsurance
16 49 (0.89%) Credit Risk
17 38 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
18 37 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
19 34 (0.62%) Credit Derivative
20 33 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 31 (0.56%) Windows
2 25 (0.45%) Linux
3 20 (0.36%) Unix
4 4 (0.073%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.054%) Android
5 3 (0.054%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.036%) VMS
6 2 (0.036%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.018%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.018%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.018%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,612 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2,441 (44.34%) Business Analysis
3 1,290 (23.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,050 (19.07%) User Stories
5 883 (16.04%) Project Management
6 836 (15.19%) Scrum
7 799 (14.51%) Waterfall
8 748 (13.59%) SDLC
9 644 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
10 498 (9.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 490 (8.90%) Workshop Facilitation
12 477 (8.66%) Change Management
13 404 (7.34%) Use Case
14 331 (6.01%) UML
15 326 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
16 304 (5.52%) Data Analysis
17 300 (5.45%) Data Modelling
18 283 (5.14%) Business Process Modelling
19 276 (5.01%) CRM
20 265 (4.81%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 691 (12.55%) SQL
2 105 (1.91%) Java
3 75 (1.36%) C#
4 69 (1.25%) C
5 52 (0.94%) PL/SQL
6 39 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 33 (0.60%) VBA
8 32 (0.58%) Python
9 25 (0.45%) T-SQL
10 16 (0.29%) ABAP
10 16 (0.29%) C++
11 15 (0.27%) R
12 9 (0.16%) Apex Code
12 9 (0.16%) Perl
12 9 (0.16%) VB
13 7 (0.13%) PHP
14 5 (0.091%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.073%) HiveQL
16 2 (0.036%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.036%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 740 (13.44%) Degree
2 325 (5.90%) ISEB
3 121 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 109 (1.98%) IIBA
5 66 (1.20%) CBAP
6 60 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 45 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 41 (0.74%) PMI Certification
9 40 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 39 (0.71%) SC Cleared
11 26 (0.47%) ACCA
12 24 (0.44%) DV Cleared
13 21 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
14 19 (0.35%) PMP
15 16 (0.29%) CIMA
16 13 (0.24%) CFA
17 10 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
17 10 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 9 (0.16%) CITP
18 9 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (6.52%) QA
2 137 (2.49%) PMO
3 63 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 60 (1.09%) GDPR
5 47 (0.85%) MiFID
6 31 (0.56%) SEPA
7 29 (0.53%) Solvency II
8 21 (0.38%) IFRS
9 17 (0.31%) EMIR
10 15 (0.27%) GAAP
11 11 (0.20%) Basel III
11 11 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.20%) SLA
12 10 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 10 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.18%) GxP
12 10 (0.18%) ISO 20022
13 8 (0.15%) FATCA
14 7 (0.13%) ISO 8583
15 6 (0.11%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 6 (0.11%) Docker
2 4 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.036%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.091%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.073%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.054%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.036%) PTC Integrity
6 1 (0.018%) Control-M
6 1 (0.018%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 400 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 297 (5.40%) SAP
3 188 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
4 168 (3.05%) Oracle
5 68 (1.24%) ServiceNow
6 64 (1.16%) Tableau
7 31 (0.56%) Demandware
8 29 (0.53%) JD Edwards
9 28 (0.51%) Murex
10 27 (0.49%) Adobe
10 27 (0.49%) Workday
11 26 (0.47%) Capita
12 25 (0.45%) Atlassian
13 24 (0.44%) Calypso
13 24 (0.44%) IBM
14 23 (0.42%) Twitter
15 22 (0.40%) Cognos
15 22 (0.40%) WorldPay
16 21 (0.38%) Charles River
17 20 (0.36%) Google