Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 70 62
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 7657 7929 9932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.35% 4.14% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.54% 4.29% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5521 6852 8541
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -

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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £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 25 September 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 25 September 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 7223 £50,000 - 337
London -1 3887 £60,000 +4.35% 167
UK excluding London -1 3716 £45,000 +1.12% 202
North of England +6 1165 £45,000 +12.50% 58
South East +10 874 £47,500 - 48
Midlands +3 631 £44,000 +1.15% 34
North West +8 615 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Yorkshire +13 518 £45,000 +5.88% 25
West Midlands -10 431 £42,500 -2.30% 21
South West -4 360 £41,500 -2.35% 14
East of England -55 308 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Scotland +24 281 £42,500 - 30
East Midlands +12 198 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Wales -27 83 £40,000 +6.67% 1
North East +28 32 £40,000 +13.39% 10
Northern Ireland -18 15 £36,250 +20.83% 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 3602 (47.04%) Business Analysis
2 3270 (42.71%) Finance
3 3027 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 1866 (24.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1653 (21.59%) Retail
6 1593 (20.80%) Banking
7 1532 (20.01%) Project Management
8 1492 (19.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 1461 (19.08%) SDLC
10 1136 (14.84%) Asset Management
11 1102 (14.39%) Investment Banking
12 1026 (13.40%) Scrum
13 1022 (13.35%) Degree
14 975 (12.73%) User Stories
15 964 (12.59%) SQL
16 953 (12.45%) Wealth Management
17 914 (11.94%) Retail Banking
18 793 (10.36%) User Acceptance Testing
19 737 (9.63%) Waterfall
20 685 (8.95%) Microsoft
21 590 (7.71%) Use Case
22 584 (7.63%) SAP
23 556 (7.26%) Data Analysis
24 536 (7.00%) CRM
25 515 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
26 511 (6.67%) QA
27 477 (6.23%) Front Office
28 474 (6.19%) E-Commerce
29 471 (6.15%) ISEB
30 450 (5.88%) Change Management

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
1 139 (1.82%) Confluence
2 111 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 102 (1.33%) CMS
4 16 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (0.14%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (0.13%) IIS
8 9 (0.12%) EPiServer
8 9 (0.12%) SAS
9 7 (0.091%) Documentum
10 5 (0.065%) Apache
11 4 (0.052%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.039%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.039%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.039%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.026%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.026%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.026%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.026%) WebLogic
Applications
1 423 (5.52%) MS Visio
2 404 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 351 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
4 179 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 133 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.052%) Mingle
8 4 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.039%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.039%) InVision
10 2 (0.026%) Moqups
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.013%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.013%) InDesign
11 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 125 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 88 (1.15%) SAP SD
3 87 (1.14%) SAP ERP
4 85 (1.11%) SAP FI
5 80 (1.04%) SAP CO
5 80 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
6 78 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
7 75 (0.98%) Actimize
8 62 (0.81%) SAP MM
9 56 (0.73%) SAP PP
10 48 (0.63%) thinkFolio
11 45 (0.59%) SAP APO
12 39 (0.51%) Markit EDM
12 39 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
13 30 (0.39%) SAP MII
13 30 (0.39%) SAP PP-PI
14 28 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
15 27 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 24 (0.31%) SAP CRM
16 24 (0.31%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 97 (1.27%) SaaS
2 50 (0.65%) Office 365
3 38 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 25 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 21 (0.27%) Force.com
8 18 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 16 (0.21%) PaaS
10 13 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
11 11 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
13 8 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.10%) Trello
14 5 (0.065%) GitHub
14 5 (0.065%) Yammer
15 4 (0.052%) Slack
15 4 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.039%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (0.34%) Internet
2 19 (0.25%) Intranet
3 16 (0.21%) SMS
4 12 (0.16%) FTP
5 10 (0.13%) Firewall
6 8 (0.10%) Extranet
6 8 (0.10%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.091%) VoIP
8 5 (0.065%) Broadband
8 5 (0.065%) MVNO
9 4 (0.052%) CHAP
9 4 (0.052%) SAN
9 4 (0.052%) WebEx
10 3 (0.039%) Skype
11 1 (0.013%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.013%) HTTP
11 1 (0.013%) RIP
11 1 (0.013%) SNMP
11 1 (0.013%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.013%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 163 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (1.02%) Big Data
4 70 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (0.73%) Power BI
6 49 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
7 47 (0.61%) QlikView
8 46 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 39 (0.51%) Data Mining
10 36 (0.47%) MS Access
11 32 (0.42%) Hadoop
12 28 (0.37%) NoSQL
12 28 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
13 27 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (0.33%) Oracle Database
15 23 (0.30%) MongoDB
16 22 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (0.27%) Blockchain
17 21 (0.27%) RDBMS
18 19 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 422 (5.51%) JIRA
2 57 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 16 (0.21%) Axure RP
5 13 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.12%) TestRail
8 8 (0.10%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.091%) Selenium
10 6 (0.078%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.078%) Toad
11 4 (0.052%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.052%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.052%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.039%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.039%) ERwin
12 3 (0.039%) JMeter
13 2 (0.026%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.026%) RequisitePro
13 2 (0.026%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3270 (42.71%) Finance
2 1653 (21.59%) Retail
3 1593 (20.80%) Banking
4 1102 (14.39%) Investment Banking
5 914 (11.94%) Retail Banking
6 477 (6.23%) Front Office
7 391 (5.11%) Marketing
8 294 (3.84%) Legal
9 231 (3.02%) Manufacturing
10 216 (2.82%) Back Office
11 173 (2.26%) Advertising
12 117 (1.53%) Telecoms
13 108 (1.41%) Financial Institution
14 75 (0.98%) Law
15 66 (0.86%) Publishing
16 53 (0.69%) Games
17 49 (0.64%) Billing
18 39 (0.51%) Electronics
19 34 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
20 32 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (2.48%) .NET
2 119 (1.55%) XML
3 68 (0.89%) Web Services
4 47 (0.61%) ASP.NET
5 43 (0.56%) EDI
6 38 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 38 (0.50%) REST
7 35 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
8 31 (0.40%) HTML
9 24 (0.31%) IDoc
10 22 (0.29%) SAPUI5
10 22 (0.29%) XSD
11 19 (0.25%) SAP XI
12 18 (0.24%) Visualforce
13 17 (0.22%) XSL
14 16 (0.21%) CSS
15 14 (0.18%) WinForms
16 13 (0.17%) AngularJS
16 13 (0.17%) HTML5
17 12 (0.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1866 (24.37%) Analytical Skills
2 345 (4.51%) Equities
3 327 (4.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 300 (3.92%) Derivative
5 262 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 259 (3.38%) Fixed Income
7 252 (3.29%) User Experience
8 222 (2.90%) Computer Science
9 183 (2.39%) Fintech
10 152 (1.99%) FMCG
11 140 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
12 128 (1.67%) OTC Derivatives
13 127 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
14 121 (1.58%) Credit Risk
15 103 (1.35%) Reference Data
16 102 (1.33%) Virtual Team
17 99 (1.29%) Mobile App
18 74 (0.97%) Hedge funds
19 59 (0.77%) Reinsurance
20 52 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 60 (0.78%) Windows
2 39 (0.51%) Apple iOS
3 27 (0.35%) Android
4 24 (0.31%) Linux
5 10 (0.13%) Unix
5 10 (0.13%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.065%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.013%) AIX
7 1 (0.013%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.013%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.013%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3602 (47.04%) Business Analysis
2 3027 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1532 (20.01%) Project Management
4 1492 (19.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 1461 (19.08%) SDLC
6 1136 (14.84%) Asset Management
7 1026 (13.40%) Scrum
8 975 (12.73%) User Stories
9 953 (12.45%) Wealth Management
10 793 (10.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 737 (9.63%) Waterfall
12 590 (7.71%) Use Case
13 556 (7.26%) Data Analysis
14 536 (7.00%) CRM
15 515 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
16 474 (6.19%) E-Commerce
17 450 (5.88%) Change Management
18 419 (5.47%) Analytics
19 398 (5.20%) UML
20 368 (4.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 964 (12.59%) SQL
2 94 (1.23%) C#
3 86 (1.12%) C
4 73 (0.95%) Java
5 49 (0.64%) PL/SQL
6 48 (0.63%) VBA
7 40 (0.52%) ABAP
8 36 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 28 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 25 (0.33%) Python
11 23 (0.30%) Apex Code
12 19 (0.25%) VB
13 16 (0.21%) C++
14 13 (0.17%) R
15 11 (0.14%) PHP
16 9 (0.12%) COBOL
17 6 (0.078%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.065%) Scala
19 4 (0.052%) SOQL
19 4 (0.052%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 1022 (13.35%) Degree
2 471 (6.15%) ISEB
3 120 (1.57%) CBAP
3 120 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 116 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 79 (1.03%) IIBA
6 64 (0.84%) SC Cleared
7 60 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 46 (0.60%) CISSP
9 45 (0.59%) CISM
10 34 (0.44%) DV Cleared
11 27 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
11 27 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 25 (0.33%) PMP
13 17 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (0.17%) Master's Degree
14 13 (0.17%) SAP Certification
15 11 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.13%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 511 (6.67%) QA
2 207 (2.70%) MiFID
3 112 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 98 (1.28%) Basel III
5 87 (1.14%) EMIR
6 83 (1.08%) PMO
6 83 (1.08%) SLA
7 80 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
8 60 (0.78%) GDPR
9 21 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.24%) IFRS
10 18 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (0.22%) Solvency II
12 15 (0.20%) FATCA
13 11 (0.14%) IFRS 9
13 11 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.14%) SEPA
14 10 (0.13%) ISO 9001
15 9 (0.12%) GAAP
16 8 (0.10%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (0.065%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.065%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.013%) Docker
2 1 (0.013%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.013%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.013%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.052%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.039%) Nagios
5 2 (0.026%) EnCase
5 2 (0.026%) Puppet
5 2 (0.026%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.013%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.013%) SCCM
6 1 (0.013%) SCOM
6 1 (0.013%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.013%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 685 (8.95%) Microsoft
2 584 (7.63%) SAP
3 248 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
4 216 (2.82%) Oracle
5 101 (1.32%) Murex
6 79 (1.03%) Tableau
7 66 (0.86%) Charles River
8 44 (0.57%) Cognizant
9 36 (0.47%) Google
10 34 (0.44%) hybris
10 34 (0.44%) JD Edwards
11 33 (0.43%) Calypso
11 33 (0.43%) Demandware
12 28 (0.37%) IBM
13 23 (0.30%) Adobe
14 21 (0.27%) Infor
15 18 (0.24%) Cadence
15 18 (0.24%) Cognos
15 18 (0.24%) ServiceNow
16 17 (0.22%) Sitecore