Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 71 70
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 5,835 7,706 8,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.48% 4.34% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 4.52% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4,678 5,580 6,984
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.51%

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 160,829 170,335 187,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,588 136,552 157,473
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -16 5,473 £50,000 - 478
UK excluding London -16 3,012 £45,000 - 286
London -17 2,712 £57,500 -4.17% 216
North of England -10 889 £43,500 -3.33% 80
South East -23 718 £50,000 +5.26% 56
Midlands -5 571 £44,500 +1.14% 58
North West -13 430 £45,000 - 40
Yorkshire -4 409 £45,000 - 37
West Midlands +4 366 £45,000 +5.88% 31
East of England +6 298 £47,500 - 36
South West -26 272 £42,500 +0.59% 32
East Midlands +5 204 £42,500 -5.56% 27
Scotland -26 187 £41,250 -2.37% 14
Wales +3 76 £37,500 -6.25% 7
North East -1 51 £37,500 -9.09% 3
Northern Ireland -10 3 £35,000 -3.45% 2
Channel Islands - 3 £85,000 - 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2,678 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2,589 (44.37%) Business Analysis
3 2,032 (34.82%) Finance
4 1,358 (23.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,170 (20.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1,031 (17.67%) User Stories
7 883 (15.13%) Scrum
8 868 (14.88%) Project Management
9 818 (14.02%) SDLC
10 791 (13.56%) Degree
11 746 (12.78%) Waterfall
12 684 (11.72%) SQL
13 655 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
14 558 (9.56%) Retail
15 548 (9.39%) Banking
16 536 (9.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 456 (7.81%) Change Management
18 391 (6.70%) Microsoft
19 364 (6.24%) QA
20 356 (6.10%) Use Case
21 343 (5.88%) SAP
22 327 (5.60%) JIRA
23 322 (5.52%) Data Analysis
24 313 (5.36%) UML
25 311 (5.33%) ISEB
26 310 (5.31%) MS Visio
27 306 (5.24%) Acceptance Criteria
28 298 (5.11%) E-Commerce
28 298 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
29 287 (4.92%) 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
1 160 (2.74%) Confluence
2 133 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 46 (0.79%) CMS
4 14 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (0.19%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.14%) SAS
6 8 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (0.12%) Appian
8 6 (0.10%) Documentum
8 6 (0.10%) IIS
8 6 (0.10%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.086%) FileNet
9 5 (0.086%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.069%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.069%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.051%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.051%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.051%) WordPress
12 2 (0.034%) Amazon Alexa
12 2 (0.034%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 310 (5.31%) MS Visio
2 269 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 222 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
4 127 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 76 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.10%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.086%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.017%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 55 (0.94%) SAP FI
2 52 (0.89%) SAP CO
3 49 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 49 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
4 44 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 41 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
6 38 (0.65%) SAP SD
7 37 (0.63%) SAP ERP
8 32 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
9 31 (0.53%) Magento
10 30 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
11 29 (0.50%) SAP MM
11 29 (0.50%) SAP PP
12 25 (0.43%) NetSuite
13 20 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
14 19 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
15 18 (0.31%) SAP HR
16 17 (0.29%) SAP HCM
17 16 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
18 14 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 66 (1.13%) SaaS
2 55 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
4 35 (0.60%) Office 365
5 29 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
6 27 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 18 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 9 (0.15%) Trello
9 8 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
10 7 (0.12%) Veeva
11 6 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.10%) Force.com
11 6 (0.10%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.10%) Slack
12 4 (0.069%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.051%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.051%) Lucidchart
14 2 (0.034%) Asana
14 2 (0.034%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 35 (0.60%) SMS
2 28 (0.48%) Internet
3 15 (0.26%) Intranet
4 13 (0.22%) ATM
5 6 (0.10%) Firewall
6 5 (0.086%) Broadband
6 5 (0.086%) Skype
7 3 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.034%) ADSL
8 2 (0.034%) HTTP
8 2 (0.034%) MPLS
8 2 (0.034%) PPP
8 2 (0.034%) VPN
8 2 (0.034%) WPA
9 1 (0.017%) DSL
9 1 (0.017%) Extranet
9 1 (0.017%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.017%) FTP
9 1 (0.017%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
2 146 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 91 (1.56%) Big Data
4 62 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 58 (0.99%) Power BI
6 45 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
8 27 (0.46%) QlikView
9 26 (0.45%) SAP BW
9 26 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (0.31%) Blockchain
12 16 (0.27%) Data Lake
12 16 (0.27%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.26%) MySQL
13 15 (0.26%) SAP HANA
14 12 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (0.19%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.17%) Data Mart
16 10 (0.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 327 (5.60%) JIRA
2 36 (0.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 32 (0.55%) Axure RP
4 26 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (0.27%) ERwin
6 10 (0.17%) TestRail
7 8 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.12%) LSMW
9 6 (0.10%) FitNesse
9 6 (0.10%) RSpec
9 6 (0.10%) Selenium
9 6 (0.10%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.10%) YouTrack
10 5 (0.086%) Maven
11 3 (0.051%) Rational Software Modeler
12 2 (0.034%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.034%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.034%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,032 (34.82%) Finance
2 558 (9.56%) Retail
3 548 (9.39%) Banking
4 261 (4.47%) Marketing
5 185 (3.17%) Legal
6 181 (3.10%) Front Office
7 169 (2.90%) Manufacturing
8 164 (2.81%) Investment Banking
9 161 (2.76%) Back Office
10 135 (2.31%) Advertising
11 111 (1.90%) Law
12 106 (1.82%) Telecoms
13 77 (1.32%) Games
14 71 (1.22%) Retail Banking
15 63 (1.08%) Financial Institution
16 52 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
17 44 (0.75%) Billing
18 42 (0.72%) Publishing
19 37 (0.63%) Automotive
20 25 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (2.23%) .NET
2 85 (1.46%) XML
3 52 (0.89%) Mason
3 52 (0.89%) Web Services
4 48 (0.82%) JSON
5 36 (0.62%) RESTful
6 33 (0.57%) HTML
7 26 (0.45%) REST
8 25 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
9 18 (0.31%) EDI
10 17 (0.29%) SOAP
11 14 (0.24%) COM
12 11 (0.19%) Velocity
13 10 (0.17%) Swagger
14 9 (0.15%) CSS
14 9 (0.15%) J2EE
15 8 (0.14%) Middleware
16 7 (0.12%) IDoc
16 7 (0.12%) Kafka
16 7 (0.12%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1,170 (20.05%) Analytical Skills
2 287 (4.92%) User Experience
3 169 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 167 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 161 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 158 (2.71%) Fintech
7 144 (2.47%) Derivative
8 116 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 90 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
10 89 (1.53%) Equities
11 84 (1.44%) Fixed Income
12 74 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 72 (1.23%) FMCG
13 72 (1.23%) Virtual Team
14 56 (0.96%) Credit Risk
15 46 (0.79%) Reinsurance
16 45 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
17 40 (0.69%) Credit Derivative
17 40 (0.69%) Hedge funds
18 37 (0.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 36 (0.62%) Windows
2 25 (0.43%) Linux
3 20 (0.34%) Unix
4 4 (0.069%) Android
4 4 (0.069%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.034%) VMS
5 2 (0.034%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.017%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,678 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2,589 (44.37%) Business Analysis
3 1,358 (23.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,031 (17.67%) User Stories
5 883 (15.13%) Scrum
6 868 (14.88%) Project Management
7 818 (14.02%) SDLC
8 746 (12.78%) Waterfall
9 655 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
10 536 (9.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 456 (7.81%) Change Management
12 356 (6.10%) Use Case
13 322 (5.52%) Data Analysis
14 313 (5.36%) UML
15 306 (5.24%) Acceptance Criteria
16 298 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
16 298 (5.11%) E-Commerce
17 281 (4.82%) Process Improvement
18 280 (4.80%) Data Modelling
19 264 (4.52%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 684 (11.72%) SQL
2 117 (2.01%) Java
3 98 (1.68%) C#
4 70 (1.20%) C
5 46 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 41 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 38 (0.65%) Python
8 29 (0.50%) VBA
9 28 (0.48%) T-SQL
10 23 (0.39%) ABAP
11 19 (0.33%) PHP
12 17 (0.29%) C++
13 11 (0.19%) Apex Code
14 10 (0.17%) Perl
15 9 (0.15%) R
16 8 (0.14%) VB
16 8 (0.14%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.069%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.051%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.051%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 791 (13.56%) Degree
2 311 (5.33%) ISEB
3 132 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 107 (1.83%) IIBA
5 74 (1.27%) CBAP
6 70 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 53 (0.91%) SC Cleared
8 46 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 44 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 29 (0.50%) ACCA
12 25 (0.43%) DV Cleared
12 25 (0.43%) PMP
13 20 (0.34%) CIMA
14 15 (0.26%) CFA
15 14 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
16 13 (0.22%) DBS Check
17 11 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 10 (0.17%) CITP
19 9 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (6.24%) QA
2 116 (1.99%) PMO
3 82 (1.41%) GDPR
4 62 (1.06%) MiFID
5 55 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.55%) SEPA
7 26 (0.45%) IFRS
8 19 (0.33%) Solvency II
9 18 (0.31%) EMIR
10 16 (0.27%) GAAP
11 12 (0.21%) SLA
12 10 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 10 (0.17%) GxP
13 9 (0.15%) IFRS 9
14 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
14 8 (0.14%) ISO 20022
15 7 (0.12%) Basel III
15 7 (0.12%) ISO 8583
15 7 (0.12%) PSD2
16 6 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.051%) Docker
3 1 (0.017%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 6 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.086%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.051%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.034%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.034%) PTC Integrity
6 1 (0.017%) Ansible
6 1 (0.017%) Control-M
6 1 (0.017%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.017%) Puppet
Vendors
1 391 (6.70%) Microsoft
2 343 (5.88%) SAP
3 196 (3.36%) Oracle
4 183 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
5 77 (1.32%) Capita
6 67 (1.15%) ServiceNow
7 55 (0.94%) Tableau
8 33 (0.57%) IBM
9 30 (0.51%) hybris
9 30 (0.51%) JD Edwards
10 29 (0.50%) Adobe
10 29 (0.50%) Demandware
10 29 (0.50%) WorldPay
11 28 (0.48%) Atlassian
12 26 (0.45%) Calypso
12 26 (0.45%) Murex
13 25 (0.43%) Twitter
14 24 (0.41%) Workday
15 23 (0.39%) Google
16 22 (0.38%) Charles River