Period
to 2 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Business Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Business Intelligence over the 6 months to 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Intelligence (BI)
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 42 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Business Intelligence 4,629 6,596 8,780
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.14% 5.44% 5.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.63% 5.91% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4,676 5,678 7,614
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -

Business Intelligence is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,801 111,605 138,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.60% 92.03% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 54,676 89,461 111,007
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Business Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Intelligence as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Business Intelligence.

Salary trend for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Intelligence over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Intelligence in the UK

Business Intelligence
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Intelligence within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 2021. 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 +9 4,273 £52,625 +0.24% 647
UK excluding London +6 2,462 £46,500 -2.11% 437
London +8 1,879 £65,000 +4.00% 236
Work from Home +18 793 £50,000 -13.04% 154
North of England +10 682 £45,000 -4.26% 118
South East +16 652 £50,000 -9.09% 78
Midlands +8 396 £45,000 +5.88% 103
South West -6 391 £45,000 - 52
North West +7 353 £47,500 - 77
Yorkshire +37 296 £43,000 -9.47% 27
West Midlands +4 264 £45,000 +3.45% 79
East of England +1 146 £51,500 -1.90% 55
East Midlands +11 131 £41,411 +10.43% 24
Scotland -12 128 £47,500 +1.94% 19
Wales +6 68 £44,116 +3.80% 11
North East -19 33 £42,000 +1.20% 14
Northern Ireland -3 4 £45,000 +20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT jobs citing Business Intelligence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Business Intelligence.

1 2,407 (52.00%) SQL
2 1,984 (42.86%) Power Platform
3 1,959 (42.32%) Power BI
4 1,614 (34.87%) Finance
5 1,434 (30.98%) Data Warehouse
6 1,393 (30.09%) Analytics
7 1,378 (29.77%) Azure
8 1,226 (26.49%) Microsoft
9 1,191 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
10 1,187 (25.64%) SQL Server
11 1,104 (23.85%) ETL
12 964 (20.83%) Python
13 957 (20.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 933 (20.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 883 (19.08%) Visualisation
16 873 (18.86%) Marketing
17 804 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
18 766 (16.55%) SAP
19 762 (16.46%) Data Modelling
20 738 (15.94%) Tableau
21 704 (15.21%) Public Sector
22 673 (14.54%) Manufacturing
23 655 (14.15%) AWS
24 618 (13.35%) Digital Marketing
25 614 (13.26%) Programme Management
26 612 (13.22%) Telecoms
27 586 (12.66%) Electronics
28 583 (12.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 542 (11.71%) Degree
30 514 (11.10%) Problem-Solving

Business Intelligence
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
1 257 (5.55%) SharePoint
2 150 (3.24%) Apache Spark
3 80 (1.73%) SAS
4 74 (1.60%) Apache
5 61 (1.32%) Apache Airflow
6 51 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 34 (0.73%) CMS
8 32 (0.69%) Confluence
9 24 (0.52%) IIS
10 23 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.35%) MS Exchange
11 16 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.32%) Luigi
12 15 (0.32%) Mule
12 15 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
12 15 (0.32%) WordPress
13 14 (0.30%) Drupal
13 14 (0.30%) JBoss
13 14 (0.30%) Mule ESB
13 14 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 497 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.35%) Zeplin
7 11 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.19%) Sketch
8 9 (0.19%) SPSS
9 6 (0.13%) InVision
10 4 (0.086%) Gliffy
11 3 (0.065%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.065%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.043%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.022%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.022%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 102 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 46 (0.99%) NetSuite
4 28 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 27 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
6 20 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.35%) SAP Business One
8 13 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
9 12 (0.26%) Maximo
10 9 (0.19%) Infor M3
10 9 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 9 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.19%) Sage 1000
11 8 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.17%) SAP BPC
11 8 (0.17%) SAP CRM
12 7 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 6 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
13 6 (0.13%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,984 (42.86%) Power Platform
2 1,378 (29.77%) Azure
3 655 (14.15%) AWS
4 318 (6.87%) Azure Data Factory
5 293 (6.33%) GCP
6 209 (4.52%) SaaS
7 202 (4.36%) Microsoft 365
8 176 (3.80%) PowerApps
9 160 (3.46%) Dynamics 365
10 118 (2.55%) Power Automate
11 109 (2.35%) PaaS
12 78 (1.69%) Serverless
13 71 (1.53%) Google Analytics
13 71 (1.53%) IaaS
14 56 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
15 52 (1.12%) Amazon S3
16 48 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
16 48 (1.04%) Logic Apps
17 45 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
18 35 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.17%) Firewall
2 28 (0.60%) DNS
3 20 (0.43%) Skype
4 17 (0.37%) Internet
5 16 (0.35%) VPN
6 15 (0.32%) DHCP
6 15 (0.32%) Network Security
7 13 (0.28%) Intranet
7 13 (0.28%) Unified Communications
8 12 (0.26%) SMS
8 12 (0.26%) VoIP
9 11 (0.24%) SAN
10 9 (0.19%) LAN
11 7 (0.15%) Broadband
11 7 (0.15%) WAN
12 6 (0.13%) DMARC
12 6 (0.13%) FTP
12 6 (0.13%) NAS
12 6 (0.13%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,959 (42.32%) Power BI
2 1,434 (30.98%) Data Warehouse
3 1,187 (25.64%) SQL Server
4 957 (20.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 933 (20.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 738 (15.94%) Tableau
7 583 (12.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 382 (8.25%) Data Lake
9 352 (7.60%) Big Data
10 301 (6.50%) Relational Database
11 234 (5.06%) Azure SQL Database
12 206 (4.45%) Amazon Redshift
13 200 (4.32%) QlikView
14 190 (4.10%) Snowflake Schema
15 183 (3.95%) NoSQL
16 175 (3.78%) Looker
17 160 (3.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 157 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
19 146 (3.15%) MySQL
20 137 (2.96%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 198 (4.28%) Git (software)
2 118 (2.55%) JIRA
3 105 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 72 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 33 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 26 (0.56%) Selenium
8 23 (0.50%) GitLab
9 20 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
10 19 (0.41%) Postman
10 19 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
11 18 (0.39%) Maven
12 17 (0.37%) gulp
12 17 (0.37%) JUnit
13 16 (0.35%) Grunt
13 16 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
14 15 (0.32%) ERwin
14 15 (0.32%) IntelliJ
14 15 (0.32%) TeamCity
15 14 (0.30%) NUnit
General
1 1,614 (34.87%) Finance
2 873 (18.86%) Marketing
3 704 (15.21%) Public Sector
4 673 (14.54%) Manufacturing
5 612 (13.22%) Telecoms
6 586 (12.66%) Electronics
7 180 (3.89%) Legal
8 164 (3.54%) Retail
9 142 (3.07%) Banking
10 93 (2.01%) Law
11 76 (1.64%) Games
12 54 (1.17%) Advertising
13 39 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
14 28 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.60%) Local Government
15 23 (0.50%) Billing
16 20 (0.43%) Back Office
17 19 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 18 (0.39%) Front Office
19 15 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,272 (27.48%) Developer
2 938 (20.26%) Analyst
3 550 (11.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 441 (9.53%) Data Engineer
5 359 (7.76%) Data Analyst
6 323 (6.98%) Consultant
7 301 (6.50%) Architect
8 288 (6.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 194 (4.19%) Senior Developer
10 180 (3.89%) SQL Developer
11 178 (3.85%) Data Architect
12 152 (3.28%) Power BI Developer
13 119 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
14 116 (2.51%) Business Analyst
15 106 (2.29%) Azure Engineer
16 105 (2.27%) Software Engineer
17 103 (2.23%) Business Developer
18 102 (2.20%) Junior
18 102 (2.20%) SQL Analyst
19 95 (2.05%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (7.45%) .NET
2 256 (5.53%) HTML
3 200 (4.32%) CSS
4 160 (3.46%) REST
5 154 (3.33%) Web Services
6 140 (3.02%) AngularJS
7 139 (3.00%) XML
8 108 (2.33%) Kafka
9 105 (2.27%) ASP.NET
10 89 (1.92%) React
11 86 (1.86%) JSON
12 81 (1.75%) .NET Framework
13 76 (1.64%) SOAP
14 71 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 67 (1.45%) jQuery
16 64 (1.38%) .NET Core
17 55 (1.19%) RESTful
18 45 (0.97%) HTML5
18 45 (0.97%) Spring
19 44 (0.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 804 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (3.76%) User Experience
3 172 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 129 (2.79%) Data Structures
5 100 (2.16%) Algorithms
6 99 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
7 90 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
8 87 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 68 (1.47%) NHS
10 56 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 46 (0.99%) Cloud Native
12 42 (0.91%) Virtual Team
13 37 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
14 36 (0.78%) Blog
15 35 (0.76%) Clustering
16 31 (0.67%) Social Media
17 28 (0.60%) Data Centre
17 28 (0.60%) Reference Data
18 27 (0.58%) Reinsurance
19 25 (0.54%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 201 (4.34%) Linux
2 165 (3.56%) Windows
3 63 (1.36%) Windows Server
4 50 (1.08%) Unix
5 21 (0.45%) CentOS
6 19 (0.41%) Windows 10
7 15 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.19%) Android
11 8 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.065%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.065%) VMS
16 2 (0.043%) Kali Linux
17 1 (0.022%) Solaris
17 1 (0.022%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,393 (30.09%) Analytics
2 1,191 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
3 1,104 (23.85%) ETL
4 883 (19.08%) Visualisation
5 762 (16.46%) Data Modelling
6 618 (13.35%) Digital Marketing
7 614 (13.26%) Programme Management
8 514 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
9 501 (10.82%) DevOps
10 480 (10.37%) Data Visualisation
11 433 (9.35%) Data Analysis
12 421 (9.09%) Data Analytics
13 404 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 400 (8.64%) Data Science
15 363 (7.84%) Migration
16 334 (7.22%) Scrum
17 325 (7.02%) Data Management
18 304 (6.57%) Decision-Making
18 304 (6.57%) ERP
19 301 (6.50%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,407 (52.00%) SQL
2 964 (20.83%) Python
3 490 (10.59%) T-SQL
4 397 (8.58%) C#
5 367 (7.93%) JavaScript
6 319 (6.89%) Java
7 281 (6.07%) R
8 152 (3.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 111 (2.40%) C++
10 109 (2.35%) PowerShell
11 96 (2.07%) TypeScript
12 93 (2.01%) VBA
13 82 (1.77%) C
14 76 (1.64%) PL/SQL
15 64 (1.38%) Scala
16 54 (1.17%) PHP
17 50 (1.08%) Go
18 41 (0.89%) VB
19 38 (0.82%) Bash Shell
20 27 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 542 (11.71%) Degree
2 224 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 147 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 74 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 58 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 50 (1.08%) Master's Degree
7 43 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
8 27 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 27 (0.58%) CISSP
9 25 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 25 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
10 23 (0.50%) CRISC
11 22 (0.48%) PhD
12 16 (0.35%) DBS Check
13 15 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.26%) ACCA
14 12 (0.26%) MCSA
15 11 (0.24%) CCNA
15 11 (0.24%) CIMA
15 11 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (7.43%) Data Quality
2 182 (3.93%) QA
3 152 (3.28%) GDPR
4 66 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (1.06%) SLA
6 39 (0.84%) NIST
7 30 (0.65%) PMO
8 9 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.17%) COBIT
10 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.11%) COSO
11 5 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.11%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.086%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.086%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.065%) IFRS
13 3 (0.065%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.065%) P3O
System Software
1 136 (2.94%) Docker
2 102 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 32 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.19%) HDFS
7 6 (0.13%) XenApp
8 4 (0.086%) Firmware
9 3 (0.065%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.065%) KVM
9 3 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.043%) Snort
10 2 (0.043%) Squid
11 1 (0.022%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.022%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.022%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.022%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.022%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.022%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 125 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 69 (1.49%) Terraform
3 42 (0.91%) Puppet
4 30 (0.65%) Ansible
4 30 (0.65%) SCCM
5 24 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (0.28%) Grafana
8 13 (0.28%) Prometheus
9 11 (0.24%) Kibana
10 10 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.22%) Istio
11 9 (0.19%) Packer
12 7 (0.15%) Argo
12 7 (0.15%) Knative
12 7 (0.15%) linkerd
12 7 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.11%) RSA Archer
14 4 (0.086%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,226 (26.49%) Microsoft
2 766 (16.55%) SAP
3 309 (6.68%) Google
4 235 (5.08%) Oracle
5 231 (4.99%) Databricks
6 171 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
7 105 (2.27%) Informatica
8 96 (2.07%) Cognos
9 76 (1.64%) Talend
10 68 (1.47%) Alteryx
11 54 (1.17%) VMware
12 52 (1.12%) Teradata
13 50 (1.08%) JD Edwards
14 32 (0.69%) Cisco
14 32 (0.69%) IBM
15 31 (0.67%) MuleSoft
15 31 (0.67%) Splunk
16 26 (0.56%) ServiceNow
17 25 (0.54%) Red Hat
17 25 (0.54%) Sage