The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 68 58
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3522 4035 5108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.00% 4.16% 4.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 4.31% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2695 3437 4283
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.32%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 3333 £50,000 - 518
London -9 1644 £60,000 +4.34% 255
South East +24 444 £47,500 - 64
City of London +9 343 £57,500 -4.16% 65
Yorkshire +24 283 £45,000 +5.88% 48
North West -5 277 £45,000 +12.50% 38
West Midlands +4 239 £43,000 -1.14% 32
West Yorkshire +21 201 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Manchester 0 193 £50,000 +21.21% 29
South West -14 181 £42,000 -1.17% 34
East of England -55 143 £47,500 +5.55% 23
Leeds +1 125 £42,500 -2.29% 16
Scotland +3 117 £41,000 +2.50% 22
East Midlands +21 106 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Surrey +22 94 £50,000 +8.69% 6
Berkshire -8 93 £50,000 -6.97% 11
Hampshire +45 88 £45,000 +2.27% 14
Birmingham -2 84 £42,500 - 13
Hertfordshire -38 73 £49,000 +3.15% 3
Bristol -29 60 £42,500 +3.03% 18
Nottinghamshire +39 58 £52,500 +31.25% 11
Nottingham +41 51 £53,750 +34.37% 10
Glasgow +18 51 £40,000 +12.67% 8
Gloucestershire +25 49 £40,000 - 4
Edinburgh -10 49 £49,000 +12.00% 12
Bradford +32 44 £42,500 - 1
Coventry +16 43 £42,500 +3.65% 3
Cheshire -15 42 £37,500 +4.16% 5
Wales -24 41 £39,500 +3.94% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 40 £47,500 - 9

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3007 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2984 (43.00%) Business Analysis
3 2625 (37.82%) Finance
4 1386 (19.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 1301 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1050 (15.13%) Scrum
7 1041 (15.00%) Retail
8 1002 (14.44%) User Stories
9 959 (13.82%) Project Management
10 944 (13.60%) SDLC
11 908 (13.08%) Banking
12 905 (13.04%) Degree
13 835 (12.03%) SQL
14 791 (11.40%) Waterfall
15 736 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 604 (8.70%) Use Case
17 600 (8.65%) Microsoft
18 545 (7.85%) CRM
19 540 (7.78%) ISEB
20 516 (7.44%) E-Commerce
21 484 (6.97%) UML
22 482 (6.95%) Asset Management
23 435 (6.27%) Change Management
24 434 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
25 419 (6.04%) ERP
26 417 (6.01%) SAP
27 394 (5.68%) Data Analysis
28 393 (5.66%) Investment Banking
29 362 (5.22%) QA
30 356 (5.13%) 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
1 127 (1.83%) Confluence
2 89 (1.28%) CMS
3 87 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 16 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (0.19%) SAS
6 9 (0.13%) IIS
7 8 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.10%) Apache
8 7 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.10%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.086%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.058%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.058%) JBoss
10 4 (0.058%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.058%) Smallworld
11 3 (0.043%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.043%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.043%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.043%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.029%) Tomcat
Applications
1 356 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 297 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 279 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
4 163 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 96 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.029%) InVision
7 2 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.029%) SPSS
8 1 (0.014%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.014%) Moqups
8 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 120 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (1.59%) SAP ERP
3 75 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 75 (1.08%) SAP SD
4 71 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
5 46 (0.66%) SAP APO
6 45 (0.65%) Actimize
7 44 (0.63%) SAP FI
8 41 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
8 41 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
9 38 (0.55%) SAP CO
9 38 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
10 33 (0.48%) SAP CRM
11 32 (0.46%) thinkFolio
12 30 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
13 29 (0.42%) SAP PP
14 22 (0.32%) Markit EDM
15 20 (0.29%) SAP MM
16 19 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
16 19 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 91 (1.31%) SaaS
2 34 (0.49%) Office 365
3 22 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.30%) PaaS
5 19 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 17 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 12 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
7 12 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.17%) Force.com
7 12 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 11 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
10 7 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.072%) Yammer
12 4 (0.058%) Asana
12 4 (0.058%) GitHub
13 3 (0.043%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.043%) Lucidchart
13 3 (0.043%) Slack
14 2 (0.029%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 47 (0.68%) Internet
2 18 (0.26%) Intranet
3 10 (0.14%) FTP
3 10 (0.14%) Unified Communications
4 8 (0.12%) HTTP
5 7 (0.10%) ATM
5 7 (0.10%) Extranet
5 7 (0.10%) SAN
5 7 (0.10%) VoIP
6 6 (0.086%) MVNO
7 4 (0.058%) Broadband
7 4 (0.058%) Skype
7 4 (0.058%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.043%) Firewall
8 3 (0.043%) IMAP
8 3 (0.043%) Network Security
8 3 (0.043%) POP3
8 3 (0.043%) WAN
9 2 (0.029%) LAN
9 2 (0.029%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 139 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 69 (0.99%) Big Data
5 55 (0.79%) Power BI
6 48 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 43 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 40 (0.58%) Data Mining
10 39 (0.56%) QlikView
11 38 (0.55%) MS Access
12 32 (0.46%) Hadoop
13 29 (0.42%) Oracle Database
14 28 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
14 28 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (0.37%) SAP HANA
16 25 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
17 21 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (0.29%) NoSQL
19 19 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 304 (4.38%) JIRA
2 72 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 13 (0.19%) Toad
5 12 (0.17%) Cucumber
6 11 (0.16%) Axure RP
7 10 (0.14%) TestRail
8 8 (0.12%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.072%) Selenium
9 5 (0.072%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.058%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.058%) Rational Rose
10 4 (0.058%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.043%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.043%) RequisitePro
11 3 (0.043%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.029%) Firebug
12 2 (0.029%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (0.029%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.014%) Git (software)
General
1 2625 (37.82%) Finance
2 1041 (15.00%) Retail
3 908 (13.08%) Banking
4 393 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 322 (4.64%) Marketing
6 286 (4.12%) Retail Banking
7 273 (3.93%) Legal
8 252 (3.63%) Front Office
9 194 (2.80%) Manufacturing
10 188 (2.71%) Back Office
11 140 (2.02%) Telecoms
12 133 (1.92%) Advertising
13 131 (1.89%) Law
14 69 (0.99%) Financial Institution
15 67 (0.97%) Publishing
16 60 (0.86%) Games
17 51 (0.73%) Private Banking
18 43 (0.62%) Billing
19 40 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
20 32 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (3.29%) .NET
2 221 (3.18%) XML
3 67 (0.97%) Web Services
4 50 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
5 44 (0.63%) HTML
6 41 (0.59%) .NET Framework
7 35 (0.50%) REST
7 35 (0.50%) XSD
8 29 (0.42%) EDI
9 25 (0.36%) ASP.NET
10 24 (0.35%) JSON
11 22 (0.32%) Mason
12 19 (0.27%) XML Schema
13 18 (0.26%) HTML5
14 17 (0.24%) Middleware
14 17 (0.24%) XSL
15 16 (0.23%) CSS
16 15 (0.22%) Gherkin
16 15 (0.22%) Velocity
17 14 (0.20%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 1301 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 306 (4.41%) User Experience
3 261 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 229 (3.30%) Fixed Income
5 209 (3.01%) Derivative
6 204 (2.94%) Equities
7 189 (2.72%) FMCG
8 164 (2.36%) Fintech
9 152 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 143 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
11 137 (1.97%) Computer Science
12 132 (1.90%) Mobile App
13 104 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
14 64 (0.92%) Hedge funds
15 62 (0.89%) Reinsurance
16 60 (0.86%) Virtual Team
17 52 (0.75%) Credit Risk
17 52 (0.75%) iPad
18 45 (0.65%) OTC Derivatives
19 43 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 74 (1.07%) Windows
2 53 (0.76%) Apple iOS
3 35 (0.50%) Android
4 26 (0.37%) Linux
5 23 (0.33%) Windows Server
6 18 (0.26%) Unix
7 3 (0.043%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.029%) AIX
9 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.014%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3007 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2984 (43.00%) Business Analysis
3 1386 (19.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 1050 (15.13%) Scrum
5 1002 (14.44%) User Stories
6 959 (13.82%) Project Management
7 944 (13.60%) SDLC
8 791 (11.40%) Waterfall
9 736 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 604 (8.70%) Use Case
11 545 (7.85%) CRM
12 516 (7.44%) E-Commerce
13 484 (6.97%) UML
14 482 (6.95%) Asset Management
15 435 (6.27%) Change Management
16 434 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
17 419 (6.04%) ERP
18 394 (5.68%) Data Analysis
19 350 (5.04%) Wealth Management
20 320 (4.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 835 (12.03%) SQL
2 111 (1.60%) C#
3 99 (1.43%) Java
4 66 (0.95%) C
5 45 (0.65%) PL/SQL
6 43 (0.62%) VBA
7 32 (0.46%) T-SQL
8 25 (0.36%) JavaScript
9 20 (0.29%) VB
10 19 (0.27%) C++
11 15 (0.22%) COBOL
12 14 (0.20%) ABAP
12 14 (0.20%) Apex Code
13 13 (0.19%) PHP
13 13 (0.19%) Python
14 11 (0.16%) R
15 9 (0.13%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.12%) ActionScript
16 8 (0.12%) ActionScript 2.0
17 5 (0.072%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 905 (13.04%) Degree
2 540 (7.78%) ISEB
3 91 (1.31%) IIBA
4 89 (1.28%) CBAP
5 85 (1.22%) Security Cleared
6 55 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 39 (0.56%) SC Cleared
8 33 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 31 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 18 (0.26%) Master's Degree
12 17 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
12 17 (0.24%) PMP
12 17 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
14 11 (0.16%) ISTQB
15 10 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.12%) CCA
16 8 (0.12%) SAP Certification
17 7 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 362 (5.22%) QA
2 193 (2.78%) MiFID
3 89 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 68 (0.98%) PMO
5 49 (0.71%) EMIR
6 39 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
7 35 (0.50%) SLA
8 31 (0.45%) GDPR
9 30 (0.43%) Basel III
10 29 (0.42%) FATCA
11 24 (0.35%) PCI DSS
12 23 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 18 (0.26%) ISO 9001
14 16 (0.23%) ISO 14001
15 14 (0.20%) IFRS
16 13 (0.19%) SEPA
17 7 (0.10%) Solvency II
18 6 (0.086%) CRD IV
18 6 (0.086%) ISO 8583
19 5 (0.072%) AIFMD
System Software
1 5 (0.072%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.014%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.014%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.014%) Docker
2 1 (0.014%) Dovecot
2 1 (0.014%) HDFS
2 1 (0.014%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.014%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.014%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.10%) Nagios
2 7 (0.10%) ZABBIX
3 5 (0.072%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.043%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.014%) Kibana
5 1 (0.014%) logstash
5 1 (0.014%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.014%) Puppet
5 1 (0.014%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 600 (8.65%) Microsoft
2 417 (6.01%) SAP
3 258 (3.72%) Oracle
4 161 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
5 68 (0.98%) Tableau
6 54 (0.78%) Murex
7 45 (0.65%) Charles River
8 38 (0.55%) Google
8 38 (0.55%) JD Edwards
9 36 (0.52%) Cognizant
10 30 (0.43%) Calypso
10 30 (0.43%) Pega
11 27 (0.39%) IBM
12 25 (0.36%) hybris
12 25 (0.36%) ServiceNow
13 22 (0.32%) Infor
14 20 (0.29%) Avaloq
14 20 (0.29%) Workday
15 19 (0.27%) FNZ
16 18 (0.26%) Cognos
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50 - £90 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20 - £40 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 40k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Police
Salary: From £35,451 to £38,538 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Cloudscope
Salary: £22k - 28k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Free parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 30k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum + holidays, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus, 27 Days etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + holidays, pension etc
Posted: 6 days ago