The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 67 62
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3444 4417 4704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.03% 4.22% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 4.38% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2915 3785 3937
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -1 3283 £50,000 - 443
London -9 1525 £57,500 - 204
South East -14 426 £47,500 - 65
Yorkshire +18 345 £45,000 +12.50% 36
City of London -1 303 £57,500 -4.16% 68
North West +4 279 £45,000 +9.75% 47
West Yorkshire +23 250 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Manchester +8 207 £50,000 +11.11% 32
South West +41 199 £42,500 +4.93% 22
West Midlands -23 194 £45,000 +1.12% 27
East of England -8 193 £49,000 +3.15% 20
Leeds +26 180 £43,750 +9.37% 14
East Midlands +20 103 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Birmingham -11 88 £47,500 +10.59% 10
Surrey +25 85 £52,500 +5.00% 19
Hertfordshire +10 80 £54,000 +2.85% 7
Berkshire -35 80 £47,500 - 11
Hampshire +31 78 £46,000 -4.66% 9
Bristol +29 78 £45,000 +11.11% 9
Scotland -27 64 £38,000 -15.55% 19
Buckinghamshire +9 55 £45,000 - 10
Wales -9 53 £40,000 +6.66% 7
South Wales -1 47 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Nottinghamshire +28 42 £50,000 +23.45% 6
Halifax +25 39 £45,000 +20.00% 2
South Yorkshire +17 38 £50,000 +51.51% 4
Gloucestershire +13 38 £45,000 - 3
Solihull +7 38 £45,000 - 4
West Sussex -11 38 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Watford +7 36 £55,000 +7.31% 3

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3083 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2938 (42.87%) Business Analysis
3 2417 (35.26%) Finance
4 1442 (21.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 1139 (16.62%) Analytical Skills
6 1007 (14.69%) Scrum
7 963 (14.05%) User Stories
8 877 (12.80%) Project Management
9 862 (12.58%) SQL
10 860 (12.55%) SDLC
11 859 (12.53%) Retail
12 812 (11.85%) Waterfall
13 799 (11.66%) Degree
14 724 (10.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 709 (10.34%) Banking
16 573 (8.36%) Use Case
17 561 (8.19%) Microsoft
18 557 (8.13%) E-Commerce
19 555 (8.10%) ISEB
20 547 (7.98%) UML
21 422 (6.16%) ERP
22 420 (6.13%) CRM
23 415 (6.05%) MS Excel
24 408 (5.95%) Change Management
25 371 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
26 364 (5.31%) SAP
27 358 (5.22%) PRINCE2
28 337 (4.92%) User Experience
29 326 (4.76%) Data Analysis
30 323 (4.71%) Marketing

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
1 138 (2.01%) Confluence
2 78 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 61 (0.89%) CMS
4 18 (0.26%) WebSphere
5 13 (0.19%) SAS
6 10 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.10%) JBoss
8 6 (0.088%) Apache
8 6 (0.088%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.073%) IIS
9 5 (0.073%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.073%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.058%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.058%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.058%) Smallworld
11 3 (0.044%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.029%) Drupal
12 2 (0.029%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.029%) Umbraco
Applications
1 415 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 305 (4.45%) MS Visio
3 238 (3.47%) MS Office
4 127 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 76 (1.11%) MS Project
6 6 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.044%) Moqups
7 3 (0.044%) SPSS
8 2 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.015%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 116 (1.69%) SAP ERP
2 103 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 90 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 62 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
5 54 (0.79%) SAP SD
6 52 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
7 51 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
8 44 (0.64%) Oracle ASCP
9 39 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
10 38 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
10 38 (0.55%) SAP APO
11 27 (0.39%) SAP SCM
12 24 (0.35%) Oracle SCM
13 22 (0.32%) SAP CRM
13 22 (0.32%) SAP FI
14 19 (0.28%) Sonata
15 18 (0.26%) SAP CO
15 18 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
15 18 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 17 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 73 (1.07%) SaaS
2 20 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.26%) Office 365
4 12 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 10 (0.15%) PaaS
6 9 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.13%) Force.com
7 7 (0.10%) Lucidchart
8 6 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.073%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (0.044%) Yammer
11 2 (0.029%) Asana
11 2 (0.029%) Trello
12 1 (0.015%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.015%) FinancialForce.com
12 1 (0.015%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.015%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.015%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.015%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.015%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 52 (0.76%) Internet
2 21 (0.31%) Intranet
3 13 (0.19%) ATM
3 13 (0.19%) Extranet
4 12 (0.18%) HTTP
5 9 (0.13%) FTP
6 8 (0.12%) SAN
7 6 (0.088%) LAN
7 6 (0.088%) WAN
8 5 (0.073%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.058%) Firewall
9 4 (0.058%) Network Security
10 3 (0.044%) Broadband
10 3 (0.044%) IMAP
10 3 (0.044%) POP3
10 3 (0.044%) Skype
10 3 (0.044%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.044%) VoIP
11 2 (0.029%) SMS
11 2 (0.029%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 153 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 92 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 83 (1.21%) Big Data
5 51 (0.74%) Data Mining
6 42 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
7 41 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 40 (0.58%) Power BI
9 35 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (0.50%) QlikView
11 28 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (0.36%) Hadoop
12 25 (0.36%) SAP HANA
13 21 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
14 20 (0.29%) MS Access
15 17 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 16 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.23%) Oracle Database
17 13 (0.19%) SAP BW
18 12 (0.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 309 (4.51%) JIRA
2 62 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (0.80%) Toad
4 15 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 12 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 10 (0.15%) Axure RP
7 8 (0.12%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.088%) Selenium
8 6 (0.088%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.058%) Hudson
9 4 (0.058%) Rational Rose
9 4 (0.058%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.044%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.044%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.029%) Firebug
11 2 (0.029%) RequisitePro
11 2 (0.029%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.029%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.029%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 2 (0.029%) WebDriver
General
1 2417 (35.26%) Finance
2 859 (12.53%) Retail
3 709 (10.34%) Banking
4 323 (4.71%) Marketing
5 268 (3.91%) Legal
6 227 (3.31%) Front Office
7 225 (3.28%) Investment Banking
8 221 (3.22%) Manufacturing
9 200 (2.92%) Back Office
10 164 (2.39%) Telecoms
11 155 (2.26%) Law
12 105 (1.53%) Advertising
13 93 (1.36%) Publishing
14 83 (1.21%) Financial Institution
15 78 (1.14%) Retail Banking
16 64 (0.93%) Private Banking
17 59 (0.86%) Billing
18 48 (0.70%) Games
19 43 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
20 40 (0.58%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (4.16%) .NET
2 247 (3.60%) XML
3 80 (1.17%) Web Services
4 52 (0.76%) HTML
5 43 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
6 41 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 26 (0.38%) XSD
8 23 (0.34%) JSON
9 21 (0.31%) ASP.NET
9 21 (0.31%) CSS
10 18 (0.26%) Mason
11 17 (0.25%) EDI
12 16 (0.23%) Node.js
12 16 (0.23%) Velocity
12 16 (0.23%) XML Schema
13 15 (0.22%) Middleware
14 13 (0.19%) HTML5
15 11 (0.16%) FpML
15 11 (0.16%) SOAP
15 11 (0.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1139 (16.62%) Analytical Skills
2 337 (4.92%) User Experience
3 262 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 215 (3.14%) Fixed Income
5 195 (2.85%) Derivative
6 176 (2.57%) FMCG
7 148 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 141 (2.06%) Equities
9 139 (2.03%) Fintech
10 131 (1.91%) Computer Science
11 109 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 93 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 67 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 56 (0.82%) Reinsurance
15 53 (0.77%) Credit Risk
16 51 (0.74%) Hedge funds
16 51 (0.74%) iPad
17 37 (0.54%) Virtual Team
18 35 (0.51%) Online Banking
18 35 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 94 (1.37%) Windows
2 54 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 40 (0.58%) Android
4 31 (0.45%) Unix
5 24 (0.35%) Linux
5 24 (0.35%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.044%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.029%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.029%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.029%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.029%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.015%) AIX
8 1 (0.015%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.015%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3083 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2938 (42.87%) Business Analysis
3 1442 (21.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 1007 (14.69%) Scrum
5 963 (14.05%) User Stories
6 877 (12.80%) Project Management
7 860 (12.55%) SDLC
8 812 (11.85%) Waterfall
9 724 (10.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 573 (8.36%) Use Case
11 557 (8.13%) E-Commerce
12 547 (7.98%) UML
13 422 (6.16%) ERP
14 420 (6.13%) CRM
15 408 (5.95%) Change Management
16 371 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
17 358 (5.22%) PRINCE2
18 326 (4.76%) Data Analysis
19 309 (4.51%) Data Modelling
20 293 (4.27%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 862 (12.58%) SQL
2 122 (1.78%) C#
3 121 (1.77%) Java
4 67 (0.98%) C
5 46 (0.67%) JavaScript
6 44 (0.64%) PL/SQL
7 36 (0.53%) T-SQL
8 30 (0.44%) VBA
9 20 (0.29%) VB
10 17 (0.25%) PHP
11 16 (0.23%) ABAP
11 16 (0.23%) R
12 13 (0.19%) Python
13 12 (0.18%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.12%) ActionScript
14 8 (0.12%) ActionScript 2.0
14 8 (0.12%) C++
14 8 (0.12%) COBOL
15 7 (0.10%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.058%) Scala
Qualifications
1 799 (11.66%) Degree
2 555 (8.10%) ISEB
3 105 (1.53%) IIBA
4 80 (1.17%) CBAP
5 61 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 30 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 28 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.35%) ACCA
9 21 (0.31%) CIMA
9 21 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 20 (0.29%) PMP
10 20 (0.29%) SC Cleared
11 16 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
12 14 (0.20%) CIPFA
13 13 (0.19%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.16%) PhD
15 7 (0.10%) CCA
16 4 (0.058%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (4.44%) QA
2 166 (2.42%) MiFID
3 100 (1.46%) PMO
4 53 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 38 (0.55%) EMIR
6 28 (0.41%) FATCA
7 24 (0.35%) Basel III
7 24 (0.35%) SLA
8 22 (0.32%) IFRS
8 22 (0.32%) ISO 14001
8 22 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 18 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
10 16 (0.23%) IFRS 9
11 15 (0.22%) Basel II
12 13 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 13 (0.19%) GxP
12 13 (0.19%) SEPA
13 12 (0.18%) PCI DSS
14 7 (0.10%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (0.088%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.088%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.015%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.015%) Dovecot
2 1 (0.015%) HDFS
2 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.10%) RSA Archer
3 6 (0.088%) Nagios
3 6 (0.088%) ZABBIX
4 5 (0.073%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.044%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.029%) Kibana
6 2 (0.029%) logstash
6 2 (0.029%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.015%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 561 (8.19%) Microsoft
2 364 (5.31%) SAP
3 260 (3.79%) Oracle
4 146 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 57 (0.83%) Tableau
6 49 (0.71%) Murex
7 41 (0.60%) Bloomberg
8 36 (0.53%) Calypso
9 33 (0.48%) IBM
9 33 (0.48%) JD Edwards
10 32 (0.47%) Pega
11 31 (0.45%) OpenText
12 30 (0.44%) hybris
13 29 (0.42%) Charles River
14 26 (0.38%) Google
15 21 (0.31%) Actimize
15 21 (0.31%) Atlassian
15 21 (0.31%) Avaloq
16 20 (0.29%) ServiceNow
17 19 (0.28%) JDA
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Travel Benefits, pension.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, interesting work
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + company benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Salary - Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Premier IT
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Package
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £42000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + work/life balance + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago