The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 66 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3429 4418 4912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.93% 4.27% 4.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.08% 4.43% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2858 3744 4068
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01%  
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 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 84085 99656 107160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69887 83740 87378
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -4 3263 £50,000 - 483
London -11 1511 £57,500 +4.54% 215
South East -3 411 £47,500 - 78
Yorkshire +22 332 £45,000 +5.88% 35
City of London 0 331 £57,500 -4.16% 66
North West -2 283 £46,529 +16.32% 40
West Yorkshire +21 236 £45,000 +12.50% 27
West Midlands -13 212 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Manchester +4 206 £52,500 +20.00% 29
South West +18 189 £42,500 - 37
East of England -39 180 £49,500 +4.21% 29
Leeds +19 157 £42,500 - 17
East Midlands +31 125 £50,000 +17.64% 12
Hertfordshire +1 91 £52,332 +4.66% 14
Birmingham -3 91 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Surrey +20 85 £50,000 - 16
Hampshire +33 84 £45,000 -2.70% 18
Berkshire -28 83 £50,000 - 13
Scotland -19 78 £38,000 -15.55% 15
Bristol +3 62 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Wales -19 55 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Nottinghamshire +39 53 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Nottingham +35 43 £55,000 +37.50% 4
South Wales -23 43 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Cheshire -6 42 £40,000 - 3
Halifax +21 41 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Oxfordshire +31 40 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 40 £47,500 - 14
Gloucestershire +23 39 £45,000 - 8
Watford +7 39 £55,000 +4.76% 4

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3033 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 2837 (42.21%) Business Analysis
3 2399 (35.69%) Finance
4 1423 (21.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1144 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
6 1028 (15.30%) Scrum
7 948 (14.11%) User Stories
8 860 (12.80%) SDLC
9 845 (12.57%) Retail
10 834 (12.41%) Project Management
11 823 (12.25%) SQL
12 791 (11.77%) Waterfall
13 777 (11.56%) Degree
14 718 (10.68%) Banking
15 711 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 564 (8.39%) Microsoft
17 552 (8.21%) ISEB
18 549 (8.17%) E-Commerce
19 538 (8.00%) Use Case
20 492 (7.32%) UML
21 471 (7.01%) CRM
22 431 (6.41%) ERP
23 404 (6.01%) Change Management
24 373 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
25 366 (5.45%) SAP
26 339 (5.04%) Data Analysis
27 337 (5.01%) PRINCE2
28 323 (4.81%) MS Visio
29 320 (4.76%) Marketing
30 319 (4.75%) User Experience

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
1 133 (1.98%) Confluence
2 84 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 67 (1.00%) CMS
4 18 (0.27%) SAS
5 9 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (0.13%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.12%) JBoss
7 7 (0.10%) Apache
8 6 (0.089%) IIS
9 5 (0.074%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.074%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.060%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.060%) Smallworld
11 3 (0.045%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.045%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.045%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.030%) Drupal
12 2 (0.030%) Umbraco
Applications
1 323 (4.81%) MS Visio
2 281 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 238 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
4 131 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 82 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.045%) SPSS
8 1 (0.015%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.015%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 126 (1.87%) SAP ERP
2 105 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 103 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
4 63 (0.94%) SAP SD
5 62 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
6 53 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
7 52 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
8 43 (0.64%) SAP APO
9 42 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
10 35 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
11 34 (0.51%) Oracle ASCP
12 27 (0.40%) SAP SCM
13 24 (0.36%) SAP CRM
14 23 (0.34%) SAP FI
15 21 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
16 20 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
17 19 (0.28%) SAP CO
17 19 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
17 19 (0.28%) Sonata
18 17 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 74 (1.10%) SaaS
2 17 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (0.25%) Office 365
3 11 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.13%) PaaS
6 8 (0.12%) Force.com
7 5 (0.074%) Lucidchart
7 5 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.060%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.060%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.045%) Asana
9 3 (0.045%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.045%) Yammer
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.015%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.015%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.015%) GitHub
10 1 (0.015%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.015%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 55 (0.82%) Internet
2 23 (0.34%) Intranet
3 14 (0.21%) ATM
4 12 (0.18%) Extranet
5 9 (0.13%) FTP
5 9 (0.13%) SAN
6 8 (0.12%) HTTP
7 7 (0.10%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.074%) Broadband
8 5 (0.074%) VoIP
9 4 (0.060%) Firewall
9 4 (0.060%) LAN
9 4 (0.060%) Network Security
9 4 (0.060%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.060%) WAN
10 3 (0.045%) IMAP
10 3 (0.045%) MVNO
10 3 (0.045%) POP3
10 3 (0.045%) Skype
10 3 (0.045%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 145 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
3 91 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 66 (0.98%) Big Data
5 53 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 42 (0.62%) Power BI
7 40 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 34 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
10 33 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (0.46%) QlikView
12 28 (0.42%) Hadoop
13 27 (0.40%) SAP HANA
14 25 (0.37%) MS Access
15 22 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
16 21 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (0.24%) Oracle Database
18 14 (0.21%) NoSQL
19 13 (0.19%) MongoDB
19 13 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 290 (4.31%) JIRA
2 63 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (0.73%) Toad
4 17 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 12 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.13%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.10%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.089%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.074%) Selenium
9 5 (0.074%) TestRail
10 4 (0.060%) Hudson
10 4 (0.060%) Rational Rose
11 3 (0.045%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.030%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.030%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.030%) Firebug
12 2 (0.030%) RequisitePro
12 2 (0.030%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.030%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.030%) WebDriver
General
1 2399 (35.69%) Finance
2 845 (12.57%) Retail
3 718 (10.68%) Banking
4 320 (4.76%) Marketing
5 259 (3.85%) Legal
6 221 (3.29%) Investment Banking
7 216 (3.21%) Front Office
8 207 (3.08%) Manufacturing
9 200 (2.98%) Back Office
10 149 (2.22%) Telecoms
11 142 (2.11%) Law
12 114 (1.70%) Advertising
13 91 (1.35%) Publishing
14 86 (1.28%) Financial Institution
15 84 (1.25%) Retail Banking
16 67 (1.00%) Private Banking
17 53 (0.79%) Billing
18 42 (0.62%) Games
19 39 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
20 36 (0.54%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (3.90%) .NET
2 250 (3.72%) XML
3 61 (0.91%) Web Services
4 50 (0.74%) HTML
5 45 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
6 38 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 29 (0.43%) XSD
8 22 (0.33%) EDI
8 22 (0.33%) JSON
9 19 (0.28%) XML Schema
10 18 (0.27%) Mason
11 16 (0.24%) Middleware
12 15 (0.22%) CSS
12 15 (0.22%) Node.js
13 14 (0.21%) HTML5
13 14 (0.21%) REST
14 13 (0.19%) ASP.NET
14 13 (0.19%) Velocity
15 12 (0.18%) AngularJS
16 11 (0.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1144 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 319 (4.75%) User Experience
3 264 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 206 (3.07%) Fixed Income
5 185 (2.75%) FMCG
6 182 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
7 175 (2.60%) Derivative
8 152 (2.26%) Fintech
9 142 (2.11%) Mobile App
10 141 (2.10%) Equities
11 137 (2.04%) Computer Science
12 98 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 94 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
14 62 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 58 (0.86%) Hedge funds
16 56 (0.83%) Reinsurance
17 52 (0.77%) iPad
18 51 (0.76%) Credit Risk
19 40 (0.60%) Virtual Team
20 35 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 88 (1.31%) Windows
2 57 (0.85%) Apple iOS
3 42 (0.62%) Android
4 26 (0.39%) Windows Server
5 25 (0.37%) Linux
5 25 (0.37%) Unix
6 3 (0.045%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.030%) AIX
7 2 (0.030%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.015%) VMS
8 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3033 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 2837 (42.21%) Business Analysis
3 1423 (21.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1028 (15.30%) Scrum
5 948 (14.11%) User Stories
6 860 (12.80%) SDLC
7 834 (12.41%) Project Management
8 791 (11.77%) Waterfall
9 711 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
10 549 (8.17%) E-Commerce
11 538 (8.00%) Use Case
12 492 (7.32%) UML
13 471 (7.01%) CRM
14 431 (6.41%) ERP
15 404 (6.01%) Change Management
16 373 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
17 339 (5.04%) Data Analysis
18 337 (5.01%) PRINCE2
19 293 (4.36%) Data Modelling
20 285 (4.24%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 823 (12.25%) SQL
2 119 (1.77%) C#
3 117 (1.74%) Java
4 65 (0.97%) C
5 41 (0.61%) JavaScript
5 41 (0.61%) PL/SQL
6 36 (0.54%) VBA
7 35 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 20 (0.30%) VB
9 17 (0.25%) PHP
10 14 (0.21%) C++
11 13 (0.19%) ABAP
12 12 (0.18%) Objective-C
12 12 (0.18%) Python
13 10 (0.15%) Apex Code
13 10 (0.15%) R
14 9 (0.13%) COBOL
15 8 (0.12%) ActionScript
15 8 (0.12%) ActionScript 2.0
16 3 (0.045%) Scala
Qualifications
1 777 (11.56%) Degree
2 552 (8.21%) ISEB
3 99 (1.47%) IIBA
4 82 (1.22%) CBAP
5 65 (0.97%) Security Cleared
6 32 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 26 (0.39%) DV Cleared
8 25 (0.37%) SC Cleared
9 19 (0.28%) PMP
10 18 (0.27%) ACCA
11 17 (0.25%) CIMA
11 17 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
12 15 (0.22%) PMI Certification
13 14 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.19%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.16%) PhD
16 10 (0.15%) CIPFA
17 5 (0.074%) DBS Check
18 4 (0.060%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (4.40%) QA
2 176 (2.62%) MiFID
3 84 (1.25%) PMO
4 56 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 37 (0.55%) EMIR
6 31 (0.46%) SLA
7 27 (0.40%) FATCA
8 22 (0.33%) Basel III
8 22 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 21 (0.31%) ISO 14001
10 18 (0.27%) IFRS
11 17 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
11 17 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 14 (0.21%) GxP
12 14 (0.21%) SEPA
13 12 (0.18%) Basel II
13 12 (0.18%) IFRS 9
14 11 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 11 (0.16%) PCI DSS
15 9 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.045%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.015%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.015%) Docker
3 1 (0.015%) Dovecot
3 1 (0.015%) HDFS
3 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.089%) Nagios
2 6 (0.089%) ZABBIX
3 5 (0.074%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.045%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.045%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.030%) Kibana
5 2 (0.030%) logstash
6 1 (0.015%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.015%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 564 (8.39%) Microsoft
2 366 (5.45%) SAP
3 263 (3.91%) Oracle
4 152 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
5 54 (0.80%) Tableau
6 51 (0.76%) Murex
7 38 (0.57%) JD Edwards
8 34 (0.51%) Calypso
9 29 (0.43%) Pega
10 28 (0.42%) IBM
11 27 (0.40%) Charles River
12 26 (0.39%) OpenText
13 25 (0.37%) Actimize
14 24 (0.36%) Cognizant
15 23 (0.34%) hybris
16 22 (0.33%) Google
16 22 (0.33%) Infor
16 22 (0.33%) ServiceNow
17 21 (0.31%) Avaloq
17 21 (0.31%) Bloomberg
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 + a very generous package!
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Rullion
Salary: £55000 - £56000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
CMS Advertising
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive salary, benefits & bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
University of the Arts London
Salary: £36,642 - 47,593 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + beneifts
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ThreePeople
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday