Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 72 66
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 7815 7669 9532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.32% 4.06% 4.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.51% 4.21% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5579 6607 8186
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,075 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £43,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% +2.91% +1.18%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 0 7341 £50,000 - 417
London +1 3930 £60,000 +4.35% 177
UK excluding London 0 3814 £45,000 +1.69% 271
North of England +11 1229 £44,500 +9.88% 97
South East -6 903 £47,500 - 66
North West +11 680 £45,000 +12.50% 40
Midlands -2 617 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Yorkshire +15 507 £44,500 +4.71% 46
West Midlands -6 420 £43,500 +2.35% 23
South West -18 334 £41,500 -2.35% 26
East of England -51 330 £47,500 - 14
Scotland +23 305 £43,500 +2.35% 24
East Midlands -2 191 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Wales -20 82 £40,000 +6.00% 8
North East +23 42 £40,000 +8.99% 11
Northern Ireland -21 18 £37,500 +25.00%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3663 (46.87%) Business Analysis
2 3287 (42.06%) Finance
3 3133 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1781 (22.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1642 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 1600 (20.47%) Banking
7 1535 (19.64%) Project Management
8 1492 (19.09%) SDLC
9 1106 (14.15%) Investment Banking
10 1101 (14.09%) Asset Management
11 992 (12.69%) User Stories
12 978 (12.51%) SQL
13 973 (12.45%) Degree
14 964 (12.34%) Scrum
15 926 (11.85%) Wealth Management
16 907 (11.61%) Retail Banking
17 791 (10.12%) User Acceptance Testing
18 757 (9.69%) Retail
19 742 (9.49%) Waterfall
20 721 (9.23%) Microsoft
21 646 (8.27%) SAP
22 614 (7.86%) Use Case
23 596 (7.63%) Data Analysis
24 559 (7.15%) CRM
25 546 (6.99%) QA
26 516 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
27 512 (6.55%) Front Office
28 471 (6.03%) JIRA
29 469 (6.00%) Change Management
30 452 (5.78%) 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
1 154 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 147 (1.88%) Confluence
3 84 (1.07%) CMS
4 22 (0.28%) IIS
5 20 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 17 (0.22%) Documentum
7 13 (0.17%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.15%) Apache
9 10 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.10%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.10%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.090%) SAS
12 7 (0.090%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.077%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.077%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.051%) FileNet
15 3 (0.038%) Skype for Business
16 2 (0.026%) Umbraco
Applications
1 452 (5.78%) MS Visio
2 416 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 361 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
4 167 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 124 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.051%) Mingle
8 4 (0.051%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.038%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.038%) InVision
9 3 (0.038%) Moqups
10 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.013%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 138 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 100 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 98 (1.25%) SAP SD
4 84 (1.07%) SAP FI
5 82 (1.05%) SAP PP
6 79 (1.01%) SAP CO
6 79 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
7 73 (0.93%) SAP ERP
8 65 (0.83%) SAP MM
9 64 (0.82%) Actimize
10 52 (0.67%) SAP APO
11 51 (0.65%) thinkFolio
12 41 (0.52%) Markit EDM
13 36 (0.46%) SAP MII
13 36 (0.46%) SAP PP-PI
14 31 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
15 29 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
16 25 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 23 (0.29%) SAP EWM
17 23 (0.29%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 91 (1.16%) SaaS
2 62 (0.79%) Office 365
3 56 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
5 34 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 31 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 25 (0.32%) Force.com
8 16 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (0.20%) Trello
9 15 (0.19%) PaaS
10 13 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
11 12 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
12 9 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.077%) Lucidchart
14 5 (0.064%) Slack
14 5 (0.064%) Yammer
15 4 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.038%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 26 (0.33%) SMS
2 19 (0.24%) Firewall
2 19 (0.24%) Intranet
3 18 (0.23%) Internet
4 12 (0.15%) Broadband
5 11 (0.14%) Extranet
5 11 (0.14%) FTP
6 8 (0.10%) SAN
7 6 (0.077%) NAS
8 5 (0.064%) WAN
9 4 (0.051%) CHAP
9 4 (0.051%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.038%) Skype
10 3 (0.038%) VoIP
10 3 (0.038%) WebEx
11 2 (0.026%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.026%) Network Security
11 2 (0.026%) Wireless
12 1 (0.013%) ADSL
12 1 (0.013%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 190 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (1.32%) Big Data
4 78 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (0.64%) QlikView
6 46 (0.59%) Power BI
7 42 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 40 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 40 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 36 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 30 (0.38%) Blockchain
10 30 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (0.35%) MS Access
12 25 (0.32%) NoSQL
12 25 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (0.28%) MySQL
14 20 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
14 20 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (0.24%) Data Mart
15 19 (0.24%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 471 (6.03%) JIRA
2 41 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 19 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 17 (0.22%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.20%) Axure RP
7 9 (0.12%) ERwin
7 9 (0.12%) Toad
8 8 (0.10%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.10%) Selenium
9 6 (0.077%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.077%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.051%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.051%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.051%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.051%) RequisitePro
11 3 (0.038%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.038%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.038%) JMeter
11 3 (0.038%) TestRail
General
1 3287 (42.06%) Finance
2 1600 (20.47%) Banking
3 1106 (14.15%) Investment Banking
4 907 (11.61%) Retail Banking
5 757 (9.69%) Retail
6 512 (6.55%) Front Office
7 396 (5.07%) Marketing
8 303 (3.88%) Manufacturing
9 287 (3.67%) Legal
10 238 (3.05%) Back Office
11 185 (2.37%) Advertising
12 109 (1.39%) Telecoms
13 107 (1.37%) Financial Institution
14 74 (0.95%) Law
15 68 (0.87%) Publishing
16 64 (0.82%) Games
17 62 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
18 55 (0.70%) Billing
19 46 (0.59%) Electronics
20 40 (0.51%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (2.28%) .NET
2 99 (1.27%) XML
3 83 (1.06%) Web Services
4 42 (0.54%) ASP.NET
5 41 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 38 (0.49%) HTML
7 36 (0.46%) EDI
8 28 (0.36%) Mason
8 28 (0.36%) SAPUI5
9 24 (0.31%) REST
9 24 (0.31%) Visualforce
10 23 (0.29%) IDoc
11 19 (0.24%) SAP XI
11 19 (0.24%) SOAP
12 18 (0.23%) CSS
13 16 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
14 14 (0.18%) JSON
14 14 (0.18%) XSD
14 14 (0.18%) XSL
15 13 (0.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1781 (22.79%) Analytical Skills
2 335 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 324 (4.15%) Equities
4 300 (3.84%) Derivative
5 241 (3.08%) User Experience
6 233 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 233 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 230 (2.94%) Fixed Income
8 168 (2.15%) Fintech
9 138 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 128 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 128 (1.64%) OTC Derivatives
11 124 (1.59%) Credit Risk
12 113 (1.45%) FMCG
12 113 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
13 107 (1.37%) Reference Data
14 97 (1.24%) Mobile App
15 68 (0.87%) Hedge funds
16 52 (0.67%) Reinsurance
17 51 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 79 (1.01%) Windows
2 29 (0.37%) Linux
3 21 (0.27%) Apple iOS
4 20 (0.26%) Android
5 17 (0.22%) Unix
6 14 (0.18%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.051%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.013%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.013%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.013%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3663 (46.87%) Business Analysis
2 3133 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1642 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 1535 (19.64%) Project Management
5 1492 (19.09%) SDLC
6 1101 (14.09%) Asset Management
7 992 (12.69%) User Stories
8 964 (12.34%) Scrum
9 926 (11.85%) Wealth Management
10 791 (10.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 742 (9.49%) Waterfall
12 614 (7.86%) Use Case
13 596 (7.63%) Data Analysis
14 559 (7.15%) CRM
15 516 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
16 469 (6.00%) Change Management
17 448 (5.73%) E-Commerce
18 401 (5.13%) Workflow
19 397 (5.08%) Data Modelling
20 382 (4.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 978 (12.51%) SQL
2 90 (1.15%) C#
3 83 (1.06%) C
4 75 (0.96%) ABAP
5 66 (0.84%) Java
6 60 (0.77%) JavaScript
7 50 (0.64%) PL/SQL
8 44 (0.56%) T-SQL
9 35 (0.45%) VBA
10 33 (0.42%) Apex Code
11 30 (0.38%) Python
12 16 (0.20%) R
13 15 (0.19%) PowerShell
14 13 (0.17%) SOQL
14 13 (0.17%) SOSL
14 13 (0.17%) VB
15 11 (0.14%) PHP
16 7 (0.090%) C++
16 7 (0.090%) Scala
16 7 (0.090%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 973 (12.45%) Degree
2 400 (5.12%) ISEB
3 114 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 112 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 107 (1.37%) CBAP
6 79 (1.01%) IIBA
7 68 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 65 (0.83%) SC Cleared
9 46 (0.59%) CISSP
10 45 (0.58%) CISM
11 44 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 26 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
13 25 (0.32%) DV Cleared
14 24 (0.31%) PMP
15 22 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.17%) SAP Certification
18 12 (0.15%) CIMA
19 11 (0.14%) Master's Degree
20 10 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 546 (6.99%) QA
2 178 (2.28%) MiFID
3 119 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 105 (1.34%) PMO
5 98 (1.25%) GDPR
6 95 (1.22%) Basel III
7 88 (1.13%) SLA
8 84 (1.07%) EMIR
9 76 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
10 19 (0.24%) Solvency II
11 18 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.20%) IFRS
12 16 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 15 (0.19%) PSD2
14 14 (0.18%) PCI DSS
15 10 (0.13%) FATCA
15 10 (0.13%) GAAP
15 10 (0.13%) IFRS 9
16 9 (0.12%) SEPA
17 8 (0.10%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (0.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.026%) Docker
4 1 (0.013%) HDFS
4 1 (0.013%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.013%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.013%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.051%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.026%) EnCase
4 2 (0.026%) Nagios
4 2 (0.026%) Puppet
5 1 (0.013%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.013%) SCCM
5 1 (0.013%) SCOM
5 1 (0.013%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.013%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 721 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 646 (8.27%) SAP
3 299 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
4 196 (2.51%) Oracle
5 94 (1.20%) Murex
6 78 (1.00%) Tableau
7 64 (0.82%) Charles River
8 39 (0.50%) hybris
8 39 (0.50%) IBM
9 35 (0.45%) Google
10 33 (0.42%) Demandware
11 32 (0.41%) JD Edwards
12 31 (0.40%) Calypso
12 31 (0.40%) Informatica
13 30 (0.38%) Atlassian
14 28 (0.36%) ServiceNow
15 27 (0.35%) Cognizant
16 21 (0.27%) Cognos
17 20 (0.26%) Adobe
18 16 (0.20%) Cadence