Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Intelligence Specialist was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

BI Specialist
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1129 1175 1216
Rank change year-on-year +46 +41 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Intelligence Specialist 60 62 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.033% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.034% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 50 51 63
UK median annual salary £44,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.19% +10.53% +14.46%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year +17.33% -13.29% +4.22%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Business Intelligence Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Business Intelligence Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Intelligence Specialist in the UK

Business Intelligence Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Intelligence Specialist.

Salary trend for Business Intelligence Specialist in the UK

Business Intelligence Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Intelligence Specialist over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Business Intelligence Specialist in the UK

Business Intelligence Specialist
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Intelligence Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +26 49 £42,500 -19.05% 3
UK excluding London +58 42 £44,000 +17.33% 3
London -3 18 £50,000 -4.76%
East of England +16 13 £59,000 +12.38%
Scotland 0 11 £44,000 +17.33%
South East +33 8 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Midlands +29 8 £32,500 -18.75%
West Midlands +19 7 £32,500 -18.75%
Yorkshire +28 1 £35,000 -12.50%
South West +6 1 £42,500 +13.33% 1
North of England +4 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -

Business Intelligence Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Business Intelligence Specialist 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 Intelligence Specialist in the job title.

1 60 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (65.00%) SQL
3 36 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 24 (40.00%) Power BI
5 23 (38.33%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (31.67%) ETL
7 19 (31.67%) Visualisation
8 18 (30.00%) Tableau
8 18 (30.00%) Data Management
8 18 (30.00%) Publishing
9 17 (28.33%) Data Visualisation
10 15 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 14 (23.33%) Cognos
11 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (21.67%) SAP
12 13 (21.67%) Hadoop
12 13 (21.67%) Big Data
12 13 (21.67%) Analytics
13 11 (18.33%) Data Modelling
13 11 (18.33%) IBM
13 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (18.33%) Semantic Layer
14 10 (16.67%) Data Architecture
14 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
15 9 (15.00%) Oracle
15 9 (15.00%) Data Analysis
16 8 (13.33%) Project Management

Business Intelligence Specialist 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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.33%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 6 (10.00%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (40.00%) Power BI
2 24 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 21 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (21.67%) Big Data
6 13 (21.67%) Hadoop
7 11 (18.33%) Semantic Layer
8 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (11.67%) OLAP
10 7 (11.67%) OLAP Cube
11 6 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 6 (10.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 6 (10.00%) Cognos Report Studio
11 6 (10.00%) DataStage
11 6 (10.00%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 18 (30.00%) Publishing
2 4 (6.67%) Advertising
2 4 (6.67%) Automotive
3 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) MDX
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.33%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (31.67%) ETL
2 19 (31.67%) Visualisation
3 18 (30.00%) Data Management
4 17 (28.33%) Data Visualisation
5 13 (21.67%) Analytics
6 11 (18.33%) Data Modelling
6 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Data Architecture
8 9 (15.00%) Data Analysis
9 8 (13.33%) Project Management
10 7 (11.67%) Master Data Management
10 7 (11.67%) Use Case
11 6 (10.00%) Economics
11 6 (10.00%) Machine Learning
11 6 (10.00%) Mathematics
12 5 (8.33%) Business Analysis
12 5 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
12 5 (8.33%) Front End Development
13 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (65.00%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.67%) ABAP
4 1 (1.67%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) Python
4 1 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) Data Quality
2 5 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) Tableau
2 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (23.33%) Cognos
4 13 (21.67%) SAP
5 11 (18.33%) IBM
6 9 (15.00%) Oracle
7 7 (11.67%) Informatica
8 6 (10.00%) Birst
9 1 (1.67%) Google
9 1 (1.67%) Intel
9 1 (1.67%) Talend