The median annual salary for a Business Systems Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business System Analyst
UK
Rank 582 518 530
Rank change year-on-year -64 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Systems Analyst 272 487 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.49% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 242 443 431
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,672
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +3.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.81% +3.75%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Business Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Business Systems Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Systems Analyst over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -62 257 £47,500 +5.55% 34
London -44 90 £60,000 +9.09% 5
South East +36 54 £43,500 +2.35% 11
East of England +30 36 £47,500 +11.76% 5
City of London +11 34 £62,500 +8.69% 3
West Midlands +44 24 £43,000 +4.24% 2
South West +22 19 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Essex +25 18 £47,500 -9.52% 1
West Sussex +12 14 £55,000 +197.29% 2
Scotland +18 13 £35,750 -24.73% 3
North West -63 12 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +9 11 £47,500 +13.09%
Bedfordshire +16 10 £45,000 +32.35% 3
Gloucestershire +8 10 £42,500 +6.25%
West Yorkshire +6 10 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Yorkshire +3 10 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Berkshire +23 9 £42,500 -5.55%
Kent +20 9 £38,000 +16.92%
Worthing - 9 £55,000 -
Surrey +26 7 £42,500 -34.61% 1
Birmingham +22 7 £47,500 +5.55%
Hertfordshire 0 7 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Leeds -4 7 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Glasgow +25 6 £35,000 +5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 6 £43,250 -3.88% 3
Bedford +14 6 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Manchester -41 6 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Wiltshire - 6 £36,000 - 1
Gloucester - 6 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 6 £36,500 -

Business Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 206 (41.37%) Finance
2 174 (34.94%) SQL
3 151 (30.32%) Business Analysis
4 126 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
6 93 (18.67%) Systems Analysis
7 92 (18.47%) Microsoft
8 70 (14.06%) SQL Server
9 68 (13.65%) UML
10 62 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (12.45%) Use Case
11 61 (12.25%) SDLC
12 60 (12.05%) ISEB
13 57 (11.45%) ERP
14 56 (11.24%) Project Management
15 54 (10.84%) Degree
16 52 (10.44%) Retail
17 50 (10.04%) .NET
18 49 (9.84%) MS Excel
19 46 (9.24%) Wireframes
20 44 (8.84%) Oracle
20 44 (8.84%) XML
21 40 (8.03%) Law
22 39 (7.83%) Data Modelling
23 38 (7.63%) Management Information System
24 37 (7.43%) User Stories
25 36 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 34 (6.83%) Legal
27 33 (6.63%) Banking
27 33 (6.63%) PRINCE2

Business Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (2.01%) Confluence
2 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.20%) JBoss
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.20%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.20%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (5.22%) MS Visio
4 23 (4.62%) MS Office
5 3 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.01%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (1.81%) Infor CRM
3 7 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.41%) Workday HCM
4 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.00%) Cognos Controller
5 5 (1.00%) Infor CloudSuite
5 5 (1.00%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 5 (1.00%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.80%) Academy Housing
6 4 (0.80%) OPENHousing
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.80%) Orchestrade
6 4 (0.80%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.60%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.41%) SaaS
2 7 (1.41%) Office 365
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (0.80%) WebEx
3 3 (0.60%) Internet
3 3 (0.60%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.60%) VoIP
4 2 (0.40%) Extranet
4 2 (0.40%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) LAN
5 1 (0.20%) WAN
5 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.21%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.61%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.41%) QlikView
9 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.40%) Big Data
11 2 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.20%) Impala
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
12 1 (0.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (2.81%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.41%) JIRA
3 3 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.40%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.20%) JUnit
5 1 (0.20%) MagicDraw
5 1 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 206 (41.37%) Finance
2 52 (10.44%) Retail
3 40 (8.03%) Law
4 34 (6.83%) Legal
5 33 (6.63%) Banking
6 20 (4.02%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.61%) Back Office
7 13 (2.61%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.61%) Automotive
9 8 (1.61%) Marketing
10 5 (1.00%) Front Office
11 4 (0.80%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Games
12 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.04%) .NET
2 44 (8.84%) XML
3 27 (5.42%) Web Services
4 24 (4.82%) .NET Framework
5 16 (3.21%) REST
6 13 (2.61%) SOAP
7 11 (2.21%) XSD
7 11 (2.21%) XSL
8 10 (2.01%) HTML
9 8 (1.61%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.61%) Middleware
10 4 (0.80%) Java SE
10 4 (0.80%) jQuery
11 3 (0.60%) EDI
12 2 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.40%) Gherkin
12 2 (0.40%) HTML5
12 2 (0.40%) JSON
12 2 (0.40%) Node.js
12 2 (0.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 102 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 9 (1.81%) Fixed Income
4 7 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.41%) Equities
5 6 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.00%) Derivative
6 5 (1.00%) Fintech
6 5 (1.00%) FMCG
6 5 (1.00%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.80%) iPad
7 4 (0.80%) NHS
7 4 (0.80%) Reinsurance
8 3 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.60%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.60%) SWIFT
8 3 (0.60%) User Experience
9 2 (0.40%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.21%) Windows
2 8 (1.61%) Windows Server
3 6 (1.20%) Linux
4 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.20%) Unix
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (30.32%) Business Analysis
2 126 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (18.67%) Systems Analysis
4 68 (13.65%) UML
5 62 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (12.45%) Use Case
6 61 (12.25%) SDLC
7 57 (11.45%) ERP
8 56 (11.24%) Project Management
9 46 (9.24%) Wireframes
10 39 (7.83%) Data Modelling
11 37 (7.43%) User Stories
12 33 (6.63%) PRINCE2
13 32 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (6.22%) CRM
15 26 (5.22%) ETL
16 25 (5.02%) ITIL
16 25 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (4.82%) Change Management
17 24 (4.82%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 174 (34.94%) SQL
2 29 (5.82%) T-SQL
3 23 (4.62%) C#
4 18 (3.61%) Java
5 15 (3.01%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.00%) PHP
7 5 (1.00%) VB
7 5 (1.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.60%) VBA
9 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.40%) R
10 1 (0.20%) C
10 1 (0.20%) Perl
10 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (12.05%) ISEB
2 54 (10.84%) Degree
3 6 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.00%) MCTS
4 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (0.60%) ACCA
5 3 (0.60%) CCA
6 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.40%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.02%) PMO
2 15 (3.01%) QA
3 8 (1.61%) SLA
4 3 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.60%) EMIR
4 3 (0.60%) MiFID
5 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) KVM
3 1 (0.20%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 92 (18.47%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.84%) Oracle
3 27 (5.42%) SAP
4 20 (4.02%) Cognos
5 16 (3.21%) Sage
6 12 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.41%) Tableau
7 7 (1.41%) Workday
8 6 (1.20%) IBM
8 6 (1.20%) Infor
9 5 (1.00%) Epicor
10 4 (0.80%) Calypso
10 4 (0.80%) Capita
10 4 (0.80%) Concur
10 4 (0.80%) Murex
11 3 (0.60%) Fidessa
11 3 (0.60%) Northgate
11 3 (0.60%) Orchard
11 3 (0.60%) SunGard
11 3 (0.60%) Wallstreet Suite
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