Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 86 71
Rank change year-on-year -16 -15 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,415 6,021 7,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.09% 3.54% 4.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.22% 3.68% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,453 4,835 5,530
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,250 £33,875 £34,225
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
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 136,936 163,785 169,423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.18% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 109,229 131,985 136,782
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,000
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -12 4,129 £50,000 - 238
UK excluding London -8 2,519 £45,000 - 174
London -23 1,838 £59,475 +3.43% 70
South East +34 788 £50,000 - 49
North of England -20 733 £42,500 -5.56% 49
North West +2 442 £42,500 -5.56% 30
Midlands -44 323 £42,500 -5.56% 34
South West +3 283 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Yorkshire -41 271 £43,500 -3.33% 17
West Midlands -47 211 £42,500 -5.56% 22
East of England -17 155 £52,500 +10.53% 23
Scotland -28 142 £40,000 -1.23% 2
East Midlands -33 112 £42,500 - 12
Wales +5 78 £45,000 +21.62% 3
North East -4 19 £39,164 -2.09% 2
Northern Ireland -10 17 £36,000 +18.03% 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 2,263 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,893 (42.88%) Business Analysis
3 1,284 (29.08%) Finance
4 1,028 (23.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 884 (20.02%) User Stories
6 848 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
7 651 (14.75%) Waterfall
8 644 (14.59%) Scrum
9 554 (12.55%) Workshop Facilitation
10 553 (12.53%) Project Management
11 547 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
12 512 (11.60%) SDLC
13 502 (11.37%) Use Case
14 472 (10.69%) Degree
15 469 (10.62%) SQL
16 432 (9.78%) Change Management
17 407 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
18 353 (8.00%) Analytics
19 349 (7.90%) User Experience
20 330 (7.47%) Retail
21 328 (7.43%) Wireframes
22 321 (7.27%) SAP
23 308 (6.98%) Microsoft
24 305 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
24 305 (6.91%) QA
25 301 (6.82%) Acceptance Criteria
26 292 (6.61%) E-Commerce
27 288 (6.52%) Banking
28 287 (6.50%) JIRA
29 286 (6.48%) Workflow

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
1 162 (3.67%) Confluence
2 80 (1.81%) CMS
3 72 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 16 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
5 15 (0.34%) EPiServer
6 14 (0.32%) Documentum
7 12 (0.27%) SAS
8 9 (0.20%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.091%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.068%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.045%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.045%) Apache
13 2 (0.045%) Appian
13 2 (0.045%) Commerce Server
14 1 (0.023%) Drupal
14 1 (0.023%) Liferay
14 1 (0.023%) Sitefinity
14 1 (0.023%) Umbraco
Applications
1 270 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 266 (6.02%) MS Visio
3 244 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 135 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.091%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.045%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) UXPin
9 1 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 55 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.06%) SAP SD
3 44 (1.00%) SAP ERP
3 44 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 36 (0.82%) SAP FI
5 35 (0.79%) SAP CO
5 35 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 28 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
6 28 (0.63%) SAP MM
7 27 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
8 24 (0.54%) thinkFolio
9 22 (0.50%) NetSuite
10 19 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
10 19 (0.43%) SAP SCM
11 13 (0.29%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 12 (0.27%) SAP Business One
13 11 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 10 (0.23%) Bloomberg AIM
14 10 (0.23%) SAP PP
14 10 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 97 (2.20%) SaaS
2 82 (1.86%) Power Platform
3 58 (1.31%) Office 365
4 54 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 47 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
6 42 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (0.32%) Google Analytics
8 12 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
9 9 (0.20%) PaaS
9 9 (0.20%) Trello
10 8 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 7 (0.16%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Flow
12 6 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 6 (0.14%) Slack
12 6 (0.14%) Yammer
13 4 (0.091%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.091%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.50%) Internet
2 13 (0.29%) Intranet
3 11 (0.25%) Broadband
4 7 (0.16%) MVNO
4 7 (0.16%) RFID
5 6 (0.14%) WebEx
6 5 (0.11%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.11%) WAN
6 5 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.068%) Firewall
8 2 (0.045%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.045%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (0.045%) Network Security
8 2 (0.045%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (1.83%) Power BI
2 78 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 73 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 72 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 70 (1.59%) Big Data
6 31 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 24 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 23 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 18 (0.41%) QlikView
10 18 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (0.39%) Oracle Database
12 15 (0.34%) Blockchain
13 14 (0.32%) SAP BW
14 13 (0.29%) Data Lake
15 12 (0.27%) OLAP
16 9 (0.20%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
17 7 (0.16%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 287 (6.50%) JIRA
2 33 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.36%) Balsamiq
4 10 (0.23%) Cucumber
4 10 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (0.20%) Hudson
6 8 (0.18%) FitNesse
6 8 (0.18%) RSpec
6 8 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.14%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.068%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.068%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.068%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.045%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.023%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.023%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.023%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.023%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.023%) Xcode
General
1 1,284 (29.08%) Finance
2 330 (7.47%) Retail
3 288 (6.52%) Banking
4 159 (3.60%) Marketing
5 146 (3.31%) Front Office
6 143 (3.24%) Manufacturing
7 99 (2.24%) Back Office
8 84 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 65 (1.47%) Investment Banking
10 58 (1.31%) Legal
11 54 (1.22%) Law
11 54 (1.22%) Publishing
12 50 (1.13%) Advertising
13 40 (0.91%) Retail Banking
14 38 (0.86%) Electronics
15 32 (0.72%) Games
16 29 (0.66%) Automotive
17 28 (0.63%) Local Government
18 20 (0.45%) Billing
19 19 (0.43%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (2.06%) .NET
2 50 (1.13%) XML
3 44 (1.00%) HTML
4 41 (0.93%) JSON
5 33 (0.75%) Web Services
6 31 (0.70%) REST
7 17 (0.39%) CSS
8 16 (0.36%) EDI
9 15 (0.34%) Middleware
10 13 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (0.27%) ASP.NET
11 12 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (0.27%) RESTful
12 9 (0.20%) SOAP
13 7 (0.16%) Swagger
14 6 (0.14%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.14%) FpML
15 5 (0.11%) Gherkin
15 5 (0.11%) SAP Fiori
16 4 (0.091%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 848 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
2 349 (7.90%) User Experience
3 145 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 130 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 115 (2.60%) Derivative
6 104 (2.36%) Equities
7 86 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 82 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
9 74 (1.68%) Fixed Income
10 72 (1.63%) Virtual Team
11 68 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 40 (0.91%) Data Structures
13 33 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
13 33 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 33 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
13 33 (0.75%) Social Media
14 32 (0.72%) SWIFT
15 30 (0.68%) Credit Derivative
15 30 (0.68%) Reinsurance
16 27 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (0.63%) Windows
2 14 (0.32%) Linux
3 4 (0.091%) Android
3 4 (0.091%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.091%) Unix
4 3 (0.068%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.023%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.023%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.023%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,263 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,893 (42.88%) Business Analysis
3 1,028 (23.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 884 (20.02%) User Stories
5 651 (14.75%) Waterfall
6 644 (14.59%) Scrum
7 554 (12.55%) Workshop Facilitation
8 553 (12.53%) Project Management
9 547 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
10 512 (11.60%) SDLC
11 502 (11.37%) Use Case
12 432 (9.78%) Change Management
13 407 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 353 (8.00%) Analytics
15 328 (7.43%) Wireframes
16 305 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
17 301 (6.82%) Acceptance Criteria
18 292 (6.61%) E-Commerce
19 286 (6.48%) Workflow
20 275 (6.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 469 (10.62%) SQL
2 97 (2.20%) C
3 61 (1.38%) Java
4 47 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 45 (1.02%) C#
6 35 (0.79%) Python
7 20 (0.45%) T-SQL
8 19 (0.43%) VBA
9 12 (0.27%) VB
10 10 (0.23%) R
11 9 (0.20%) Perl
12 8 (0.18%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.16%) Go
13 7 (0.16%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.14%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.068%) C++
15 3 (0.068%) Scala
15 3 (0.068%) sed
15 3 (0.068%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.045%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 472 (10.69%) Degree
2 173 (3.92%) ISEB
3 143 (3.24%) Security Cleared
4 73 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 66 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 53 (1.20%) IIBA
7 33 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 31 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 28 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 18 (0.41%) PMP
12 16 (0.36%) CBAP
13 13 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 9 (0.20%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.20%) MBA
15 7 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
16 6 (0.14%) CIMA
16 6 (0.14%) Master's Degree
17 5 (0.11%) ACCA
17 5 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (6.91%) QA
2 52 (1.18%) GDPR
3 50 (1.13%) PMO
4 49 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 42 (0.95%) MiFID
6 33 (0.75%) EMIR
7 20 (0.45%) COBIT
7 20 (0.45%) SEPA
8 17 (0.39%) PSD2
9 16 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
11 12 (0.27%) Basel III
12 11 (0.25%) SLA
13 9 (0.20%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.091%) ISO 20022
14 4 (0.091%) PCI DSS
15 3 (0.068%) FATCA
15 3 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 3 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 2 (0.045%) IFRS
System Software
1 3 (0.068%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.023%) HDFS
2 1 (0.023%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.023%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.068%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (0.068%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.068%) PTC Integrity
3 1 (0.023%) Ansible
3 1 (0.023%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.023%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 321 (7.27%) SAP
2 308 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 166 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
4 149 (3.37%) Oracle
5 80 (1.81%) ServiceNow
6 77 (1.74%) Tableau
7 51 (1.16%) hybris
8 47 (1.06%) IBM
9 38 (0.86%) Charles River
10 30 (0.68%) JD Edwards
11 28 (0.63%) Murex
11 28 (0.63%) Sitecore
12 27 (0.61%) Google
13 24 (0.54%) ATG
14 22 (0.50%) Adobe
15 18 (0.41%) Cadence
15 18 (0.41%) Capita
16 17 (0.39%) Bloomberg
17 16 (0.36%) Ariba
18 13 (0.29%) Atlassian