Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 71 67
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 6,436 6,901 8,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.63% 4.00% 4.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.76% 4.14% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,201 5,780 7,497
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £33,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,550 £73,750
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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 -13 5,949 £50,000 - 475
UK excluding London -15 3,544 £45,000 - 295
London -12 2,779 £57,500 - 212
North of England -7 1,210 £45,000 - 94
South East -37 754 £45,000 - 56
North West -5 593 £45,000 - 47
Yorkshire -3 573 £45,000 - 42
Midlands -9 552 £47,500 +5.56% 49
West Midlands +6 434 £47,500 +5.56% 33
South West -19 327 £42,500 - 38
East of England -51 312 £47,500 - 26
Scotland +25 290 £42,500 +6.25% 28
East Midlands -44 118 £46,250 +2.78% 16
Wales -1 91 £37,000 -7.50% 1
North East -13 44 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Northern Ireland +17 17 £35,000 +17.65% 2

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2,875 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2,664 (41.39%) Business Analysis
3 2,237 (34.76%) Finance
4 1,543 (23.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,187 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
6 974 (15.13%) User Stories
7 915 (14.22%) Scrum
8 882 (13.70%) SDLC
9 808 (12.55%) Degree
10 764 (11.87%) Waterfall
11 741 (11.51%) Project Management
12 702 (10.91%) SQL
13 675 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
14 604 (9.38%) Retail
15 602 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
16 585 (9.09%) Banking
17 522 (8.11%) Microsoft
18 501 (7.78%) Use Case
19 442 (6.87%) CRM
20 436 (6.77%) SAP
21 424 (6.59%) Data Analysis
22 414 (6.43%) Data Modelling
23 412 (6.40%) JIRA
24 408 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
25 395 (6.14%) QA
26 387 (6.01%) E-Commerce
27 369 (5.73%) ERP
28 339 (5.27%) Workflow
29 335 (5.21%) MS Visio
30 320 (4.97%) UML

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
1 156 (2.42%) Confluence
2 143 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 61 (0.95%) CMS
4 22 (0.34%) Documentum
5 15 (0.23%) IIS
6 14 (0.22%) SAS
7 12 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.11%) Apache
9 7 (0.11%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.11%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.093%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.093%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.078%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.078%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.078%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.062%) FileNet
12 4 (0.062%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.062%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 335 (5.21%) MS Visio
2 310 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 251 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
4 128 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 74 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.078%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.031%) Moqups
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.016%) InVision
10 1 (0.016%) Mingle
10 1 (0.016%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 99 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 87 (1.35%) SAP SD
3 83 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 67 (1.04%) SAP ERP
5 50 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
6 49 (0.76%) SAP PP
7 48 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
7 48 (0.75%) SAP APO
8 44 (0.68%) NetSuite
9 43 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
10 32 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
11 30 (0.47%) SAP SCM
12 28 (0.44%) SAP CO
12 28 (0.44%) SAP FI
13 27 (0.42%) Oracle ASCP
14 26 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
15 25 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
15 25 (0.39%) thinkFolio
16 24 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
17 21 (0.33%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 109 (1.69%) SaaS
2 59 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
3 46 (0.71%) Office 365
4 42 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 27 (0.42%) Trello
7 25 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (0.31%) Force.com
8 20 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 15 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
9 15 (0.23%) Slack
10 8 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.078%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.047%) Boomi
13 3 (0.047%) Lucidchart
14 1 (0.016%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.016%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.016%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 34 (0.53%) Intranet
2 30 (0.47%) SMS
3 29 (0.45%) Internet
4 13 (0.20%) SAN
5 12 (0.19%) NAS
6 11 (0.17%) Broadband
7 10 (0.16%) WAN
8 9 (0.14%) Network Security
9 8 (0.12%) Firewall
10 7 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
11 6 (0.093%) ATM
11 6 (0.093%) Wireless
12 2 (0.031%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.016%) DSL
13 1 (0.016%) Extranet
13 1 (0.016%) GSM
13 1 (0.016%) MPLS
13 1 (0.016%) Skype
13 1 (0.016%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.016%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
2 214 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 109 (1.69%) Big Data
4 88 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 70 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 44 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
7 38 (0.59%) Hadoop
8 37 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 36 (0.56%) Power BI
10 30 (0.47%) Blockchain
11 28 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (0.39%) OLAP
12 25 (0.39%) QlikView
12 25 (0.39%) Semantic Layer
13 22 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
13 22 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (0.25%) Data Mart
15 15 (0.23%) Oracle Database
16 14 (0.22%) Data Mining
16 14 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 412 (6.40%) JIRA
2 31 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 28 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (0.37%) Axure RP
5 21 (0.33%) ERwin
6 14 (0.22%) Cucumber
7 12 (0.19%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.17%) Toad
8 11 (0.17%) YouTrack
9 10 (0.16%) Pivotal Tracker
9 10 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (0.16%) TestRail
10 9 (0.14%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.093%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.093%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.078%) Git (software)
12 5 (0.078%) RSpec
12 5 (0.078%) Selenium
12 5 (0.078%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.062%) FitNesse
General
1 2,237 (34.76%) Finance
2 604 (9.38%) Retail
3 585 (9.09%) Banking
4 261 (4.06%) Marketing
5 254 (3.95%) Manufacturing
6 220 (3.42%) Front Office
6 220 (3.42%) Investment Banking
7 201 (3.12%) Advertising
8 194 (3.01%) Legal
9 175 (2.72%) Back Office
10 145 (2.25%) Law
11 95 (1.48%) Publishing
12 86 (1.34%) Telecoms
13 83 (1.29%) Retail Banking
14 66 (1.03%) Billing
15 63 (0.98%) Games
16 58 (0.90%) Automotive
17 54 (0.84%) Financial Institution
18 45 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
19 30 (0.47%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (1.83%) .NET
2 76 (1.18%) Mason
3 64 (0.99%) XML
4 54 (0.84%) Web Services
5 40 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
6 35 (0.54%) HTML
7 34 (0.53%) JSON
8 32 (0.50%) Middleware
9 21 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 19 (0.30%) CSS
11 16 (0.25%) RESTful
11 16 (0.25%) Visualforce
12 14 (0.22%) Gherkin
13 13 (0.20%) EDI
14 12 (0.19%) SAP Fiori
14 12 (0.19%) SOAP
15 11 (0.17%) COM
16 10 (0.16%) Velocity
17 9 (0.14%) Ajax
17 9 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1,187 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
2 246 (3.82%) User Experience
3 166 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
4 156 (2.42%) Derivative
5 152 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 142 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 137 (2.13%) Fintech
8 124 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 119 (1.85%) Equities
10 106 (1.65%) Fixed Income
11 104 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
12 94 (1.46%) Virtual Team
13 87 (1.35%) Mobile App
14 83 (1.29%) FMCG
15 67 (1.04%) Data Structures
16 59 (0.92%) PMI
17 57 (0.89%) Credit Risk
18 50 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
19 37 (0.57%) Hedge funds
20 36 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 54 (0.84%) Windows
2 28 (0.44%) Linux
3 24 (0.37%) Unix
4 17 (0.26%) Android
5 10 (0.16%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.16%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.031%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.031%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.016%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,875 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2,664 (41.39%) Business Analysis
3 1,543 (23.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 974 (15.13%) User Stories
5 915 (14.22%) Scrum
6 882 (13.70%) SDLC
7 764 (11.87%) Waterfall
8 741 (11.51%) Project Management
9 675 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
10 602 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 501 (7.78%) Use Case
12 442 (6.87%) CRM
13 424 (6.59%) Data Analysis
14 414 (6.43%) Data Modelling
15 408 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
16 387 (6.01%) E-Commerce
17 369 (5.73%) ERP
18 339 (5.27%) Workflow
19 320 (4.97%) UML
20 310 (4.82%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 702 (10.91%) SQL
2 106 (1.65%) Java
3 80 (1.24%) C#
4 74 (1.15%) C
5 59 (0.92%) ABAP
6 52 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 44 (0.68%) VBA
8 42 (0.65%) Python
8 42 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 37 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 26 (0.40%) Apex Code
11 23 (0.36%) PHP
12 20 (0.31%) R
12 20 (0.31%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.22%) Lingo
13 14 (0.22%) VB
14 11 (0.17%) PowerShell
15 10 (0.16%) C++
15 10 (0.16%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 808 (12.55%) Degree
2 310 (4.82%) ISEB
3 96 (1.49%) IIBA
4 92 (1.43%) Security Cleared
5 68 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 63 (0.98%) CBAP
7 58 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 54 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 41 (0.64%) SC Cleared
10 33 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (0.47%) Master's Degree
12 24 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.30%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 15 (0.23%) PMP
16 11 (0.17%) CFA
17 9 (0.14%) MCSD
17 9 (0.14%) PhD
18 8 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 8 (0.12%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (6.14%) QA
2 136 (2.11%) GDPR
3 134 (2.08%) PMO
4 94 (1.46%) MiFID
5 71 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 24 (0.37%) PSD2
7 14 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.16%) EMIR
8 10 (0.16%) IFRS
9 9 (0.14%) IFRS 9
9 9 (0.14%) SLA
10 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.078%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.078%) SEPA
12 3 (0.047%) FATCA
12 3 (0.047%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.047%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.031%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.031%) Basel III
System Software
1 12 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.078%) Docker
3 2 (0.031%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.031%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.031%) vSphere
3 2 (0.031%) XenApp
4 1 (0.016%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.016%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.062%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.031%) Ansible
4 2 (0.031%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.031%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 522 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 436 (6.77%) SAP
3 288 (4.47%) Salesforce.com
4 229 (3.56%) Oracle
5 70 (1.09%) Tableau
6 53 (0.82%) IBM
6 53 (0.82%) ServiceNow
7 48 (0.75%) Capita
8 44 (0.68%) hybris
9 43 (0.67%) Sage
10 38 (0.59%) Informatica
11 32 (0.50%) Murex
12 30 (0.47%) Infor
12 30 (0.47%) JD Edwards
13 29 (0.45%) Atlassian
13 29 (0.45%) Calypso
14 27 (0.42%) Charles River
15 26 (0.40%) Epicor
15 26 (0.40%) OpenText
16 24 (0.37%) Bloomberg