Period
to 24 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 86 73
Rank change year-on-year -11 -13 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,695 6,185 6,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 3.56% 4.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 3.70% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3,515 5,025 5,646
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,484 £33,803 £34,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 138,197 167,370 166,871
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.29% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,059 135,855 137,378
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.97%

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 24 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 18 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 24 June 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 -8 4,387 £50,000 - 419
UK excluding London -12 2,531 £45,000 - 292
London -8 2,109 £60,000 +4.35% 157
South East +42 738 £50,000 +5.26% 76
North of England -25 726 £43,500 -3.33% 79
North West +1 461 £45,000 - 40
Midlands -25 357 £44,000 -2.22% 50
South West +3 304 £43,500 +2.35% 35
West Midlands -31 258 £45,000 -5.26% 28
Yorkshire -59 249 £43,000 -4.44% 35
Scotland -25 172 £40,750 -4.12% 15
East of England -9 152 £50,000 +5.26% 25
East Midlands -12 99 £42,500 -5.56% 22
Wales +1 67 £45,000 +21.62% 7
North East -4 15 £39,164 -2.09% 4
Northern Ireland -26 14 £36,000 +9.92% 7
Isle of Man - 6 £50,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £70,000 - 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2,460 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 2,000 (42.60%) Business Analysis
3 1,440 (30.67%) Finance
4 1,046 (22.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 959 (20.43%) User Stories
6 927 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
7 789 (16.81%) Scrum
8 671 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 662 (14.10%) Waterfall
10 643 (13.70%) Project Management
11 609 (12.97%) Degree
12 552 (11.76%) SDLC
13 543 (11.57%) SQL
14 522 (11.12%) Workshop Facilitation
15 508 (10.82%) Change Management
16 480 (10.22%) Use Case
17 411 (8.75%) Banking
18 407 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
19 384 (8.18%) QA
20 357 (7.60%) User Experience
20 357 (7.60%) Analytics
21 339 (7.22%) Retail
22 335 (7.14%) Microsoft
23 334 (7.11%) SAP
24 333 (7.09%) Wireframes
25 325 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
26 304 (6.47%) Acceptance Criteria
27 301 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
28 300 (6.39%) E-Commerce
29 287 (6.11%) MS Visio

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
1 151 (3.22%) Confluence
2 98 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 94 (2.00%) CMS
4 23 (0.49%) EPiServer
5 21 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 16 (0.34%) Documentum
7 13 (0.28%) SAS
8 10 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.13%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.085%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.085%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.064%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.043%) Apache
14 2 (0.043%) Appian
14 2 (0.043%) Commerce Server
15 1 (0.021%) OpenROAD
15 1 (0.021%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.021%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 301 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 287 (6.11%) MS Visio
3 265 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 150 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 62 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.21%) Adobe XD
6 10 (0.21%) UXPin
7 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.043%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.043%) SPSS
9 1 (0.021%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 72 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (1.49%) SAP ERP
3 69 (1.47%) SAP SD
4 58 (1.24%) Temenos T24
5 48 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
6 44 (0.94%) thinkFolio
7 36 (0.77%) SAP FI
8 35 (0.75%) SAP CO
8 35 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
9 32 (0.68%) SAP MM
10 28 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
11 24 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
12 19 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
13 17 (0.36%) NetSuite
13 17 (0.36%) SAP SCM
14 14 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
15 13 (0.28%) SAP PM
16 12 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
17 11 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
17 11 (0.23%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 114 (2.43%) SaaS
2 94 (2.00%) Power Platform
3 70 (1.49%) Office 365
4 57 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 49 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 17 (0.36%) PaaS
8 15 (0.32%) OneDrive
8 15 (0.32%) PowerApps
9 12 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.21%) Lucidchart
11 9 (0.19%) Microsoft Flow
11 9 (0.19%) Yammer
12 8 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.17%) Heroku
12 8 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 7 (0.15%) IaaS
13 7 (0.15%) Trello
14 6 (0.13%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.47%) Internet
2 13 (0.28%) Intranet
3 9 (0.19%) Broadband
4 7 (0.15%) RFID
5 6 (0.13%) Skype
5 6 (0.13%) WebEx
6 5 (0.11%) WAN
7 4 (0.085%) MVNO
7 4 (0.085%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.085%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.064%) FTP
9 2 (0.043%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (0.043%) Firewall
9 2 (0.043%) Wireless
10 1 (0.021%) ATM
10 1 (0.021%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.021%) LAN
10 1 (0.021%) Network Security
10 1 (0.021%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 89 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 86 (1.83%) Power BI
4 80 (1.70%) Big Data
5 78 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (0.70%) RDBMS
8 25 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (0.51%) QlikView
10 23 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
11 21 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (0.43%) Blockchain
13 18 (0.38%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.23%) OLAP
15 11 (0.23%) SAP BW
16 8 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (0.17%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.17%) Qlik Sense
17 7 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 266 (5.67%) JIRA
2 27 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (0.55%) Balsamiq
4 15 (0.32%) Hudson
5 12 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (0.21%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.17%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.17%) FitNesse
8 8 (0.17%) RSpec
9 6 (0.13%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.085%) Rational Rose
10 4 (0.085%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.064%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.064%) RequisitePro
12 2 (0.043%) ERwin
13 1 (0.021%) fastlane
13 1 (0.021%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.021%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.021%) Xcode
General
1 1,440 (30.67%) Finance
2 411 (8.75%) Banking
3 339 (7.22%) Retail
4 188 (4.00%) Marketing
5 170 (3.62%) Front Office
6 135 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 122 (2.60%) Back Office
8 89 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 80 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 79 (1.68%) Games
11 68 (1.45%) Law
12 59 (1.26%) Advertising
13 57 (1.21%) Retail Banking
14 48 (1.02%) Legal
15 42 (0.89%) Publishing
16 36 (0.77%) Electronics
17 30 (0.64%) Financial Institution
18 27 (0.58%) Billing
18 27 (0.58%) Local Government
18 27 (0.58%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (1.73%) .NET
2 57 (1.21%) XML
3 41 (0.87%) HTML
4 33 (0.70%) JSON
4 33 (0.70%) REST
5 32 (0.68%) Web Services
6 21 (0.45%) CSS
7 16 (0.34%) RESTful
8 15 (0.32%) Middleware
9 14 (0.30%) ASP.NET
9 14 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (0.28%) SOAP
11 11 (0.23%) EDI
11 11 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (0.19%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.15%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.15%) Swagger
14 6 (0.13%) FpML
14 6 (0.13%) Gherkin
14 6 (0.13%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 927 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 357 (7.60%) User Experience
3 195 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 154 (3.28%) Derivative
5 150 (3.19%) Equities
6 139 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
7 133 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 131 (2.79%) Fixed Income
9 85 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 81 (1.73%) Mobile App
11 75 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
12 48 (1.02%) SWIFT
13 43 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 42 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 38 (0.81%) Reinsurance
16 36 (0.77%) Credit Derivative
17 35 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
18 31 (0.66%) PMI
19 30 (0.64%) Social Media
20 29 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (0.68%) Windows
2 26 (0.55%) Linux
3 10 (0.21%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.11%) Unix
5 3 (0.064%) Android
5 3 (0.064%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.021%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.021%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.021%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,460 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 2,000 (42.60%) Business Analysis
3 1,046 (22.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 959 (20.43%) User Stories
5 789 (16.81%) Scrum
6 671 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 662 (14.10%) Waterfall
8 643 (13.70%) Project Management
9 552 (11.76%) SDLC
10 522 (11.12%) Workshop Facilitation
11 508 (10.82%) Change Management
12 480 (10.22%) Use Case
13 407 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 357 (7.60%) Analytics
15 333 (7.09%) Wireframes
16 325 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
17 304 (6.47%) Acceptance Criteria
18 300 (6.39%) E-Commerce
19 282 (6.01%) CRM
20 277 (5.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 543 (11.57%) SQL
2 98 (2.09%) C
3 76 (1.62%) Java
4 59 (1.26%) C#
5 49 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 42 (0.89%) Python
7 26 (0.55%) T-SQL
8 17 (0.36%) Perl
9 16 (0.34%) VBA
10 15 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.26%) R
12 9 (0.19%) VB
13 7 (0.15%) Go
13 7 (0.15%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.13%) Groovy
14 6 (0.13%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.064%) Scala
15 3 (0.064%) sed
15 3 (0.064%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.043%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 609 (12.97%) Degree
2 209 (4.45%) ISEB
3 153 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 84 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 80 (1.70%) IIBA
6 68 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 47 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 45 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 36 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 32 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 24 (0.51%) PMP
12 22 (0.47%) CBAP
12 22 (0.47%) SAFe Agilist
13 16 (0.34%) Master's Degree
14 15 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 11 (0.23%) MBA
16 8 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
17 7 (0.15%) DBS Check
17 7 (0.15%) ISTQB
18 6 (0.13%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 384 (8.18%) QA
2 79 (1.68%) GDPR
3 68 (1.45%) MiFID
4 58 (1.24%) PMO
5 47 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 42 (0.89%) EMIR
7 36 (0.77%) SEPA
8 26 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
9 24 (0.51%) PSD2
10 18 (0.38%) COBIT
11 13 (0.28%) ISO 20022
12 12 (0.26%) Basel III
13 11 (0.23%) SLA
14 10 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.19%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.13%) PCI DSS
17 5 (0.11%) FATCA
17 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 3 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 15288
19 2 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 8 (0.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.021%) HDFS
2 1 (0.021%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.064%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.064%) PTC Integrity
3 1 (0.021%) Ansible
3 1 (0.021%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.021%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 335 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 334 (7.11%) SAP
3 157 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
4 147 (3.13%) Oracle
5 97 (2.07%) ServiceNow
6 83 (1.77%) Tableau
7 67 (1.43%) Charles River
8 57 (1.21%) hybris
9 50 (1.06%) Cadence
10 36 (0.77%) IBM
10 36 (0.77%) Sitecore
11 30 (0.64%) Google
11 30 (0.64%) Murex
12 27 (0.58%) Adobe
13 26 (0.55%) Atlassian
14 24 (0.51%) ATG
15 21 (0.45%) JD Edwards
16 15 (0.32%) Calypso
16 15 (0.32%) Capita
16 15 (0.32%) Informatica