Period
to 18 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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

Business Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 118 94
Rank change year-on-year -6 -24 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,124 2,412 4,559
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.65% 2.74% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 2.88% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,769 2,043 3,407
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.96% +1.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,239 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.50% +5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 74,339 83,746 129,347
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.61% 95.23% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57,592 68,646 104,846
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in England

Business Analyst
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 18 May 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
London -25 969 £62,500 +4.17% 100
South East +15 325 £47,500 -5.00% 28
North of England -5 320 £44,000 -7.37% 46
Midlands +77 303 £45,000 +5.88% 20
West Midlands +52 201 £45,000 - 17
North West +23 186 £42,500 -10.53% 33
Yorkshire -39 121 £45,000 -5.26% 11
East Midlands +60 102 £42,500 +6.25% 3
South West -44 102 £40,000 -11.11% 10
East of England +11 70 £44,500 -15.24% 13
North East +4 13 £45,000 - 2
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 1,034 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (38.23%) Business Analysis
3 669 (31.50%) Finance
4 551 (25.94%) Social Skills
5 481 (22.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 479 (22.55%) Requirements Gathering
7 399 (18.79%) User Stories
8 312 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
9 306 (14.41%) Waterfall
10 294 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
11 269 (12.66%) Workshop Facilitation
12 236 (11.11%) Scrum
13 231 (10.88%) SQL
14 223 (10.50%) SDLC
15 213 (10.03%) Project Management
16 207 (9.75%) Microsoft
17 203 (9.56%) Project Delivery
18 161 (7.58%) SaaS
19 158 (7.44%) Banking
20 157 (7.39%) JIRA
21 156 (7.34%) User Acceptance Testing
22 147 (6.92%) Degree
23 144 (6.78%) Acceptance Criteria
24 143 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
25 142 (6.69%) Business Case
26 141 (6.64%) ERP
27 132 (6.21%) Use Case
28 130 (6.12%) Azure
29 126 (5.93%) User Experience
30 124 (5.84%) Front Office

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 86 (4.05%) Confluence
2 28 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.04%) CMS
4 9 (0.42%) Apache
5 7 (0.33%) SAS
6 2 (0.094%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.094%) Liferay
6 2 (0.094%) WordPress
7 1 (0.047%) Appian
7 1 (0.047%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.047%) Drupal
7 1 (0.047%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 104 (4.90%) MS Visio
2 99 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 91 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
4 43 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.094%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.094%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.047%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.047%) InVision
8 1 (0.047%) Maya
8 1 (0.047%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 35 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.75%) NetSuite
4 15 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
5 11 (0.52%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.33%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.33%) SAP SD
6 7 (0.33%) thinkFolio
7 6 (0.28%) iTrent
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.24%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.14%) Magento
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 161 (7.58%) SaaS
2 130 (6.12%) Azure
3 66 (3.11%) Power Platform
4 56 (2.64%) AWS
5 53 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
6 35 (1.65%) Microsoft 365
7 13 (0.61%) PowerApps
8 12 (0.56%) Power Automate
9 10 (0.47%) Lucidchart
9 10 (0.47%) PaaS
10 9 (0.42%) GCP
10 9 (0.42%) Trello
11 8 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.38%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.28%) Miro
13 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.19%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.19%) Google Data Studio
14 4 (0.19%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.56%) LAN
2 11 (0.52%) HTTP
2 11 (0.52%) WAN
3 10 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (0.38%) SSL
5 3 (0.14%) Firewall
5 3 (0.14%) PBX
5 3 (0.14%) WebEx
6 2 (0.094%) DAB
6 2 (0.094%) DNS
6 2 (0.094%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.094%) FTP
6 2 (0.094%) Internet
6 2 (0.094%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.094%) Network Security
6 2 (0.094%) VPN
7 1 (0.047%) Extranet
7 1 (0.047%) NAS
7 1 (0.047%) Skype
7 1 (0.047%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.59%) Power BI
2 45 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (1.74%) Big Data
4 34 (1.60%) Tableau
5 25 (1.18%) SQL Server
6 21 (0.99%) Data Mart
7 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.47%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.42%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.33%) Looker
10 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.24%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.24%) MySQL
13 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
14 3 (0.14%) QlikView
14 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 157 (7.39%) JIRA
2 11 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.24%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.14%) Balsamiq
6 3 (0.14%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.094%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.047%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.047%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.047%) LSMW
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle Forms
General
1 669 (31.50%) Finance
2 551 (25.94%) Social Skills
3 294 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
4 158 (7.44%) Banking
5 124 (5.84%) Front Office
6 109 (5.13%) Presentation Skills
7 93 (4.38%) Retail
8 75 (3.53%) Law
9 73 (3.44%) Organisational Skills
10 67 (3.15%) Marketing
11 65 (3.06%) Legal
12 60 (2.82%) Manufacturing
12 60 (2.82%) Public Sector
13 56 (2.64%) Advertising
14 53 (2.50%) Influencing Skills
15 46 (2.17%) Documentation Skills
16 42 (1.98%) Back Office
16 42 (1.98%) Telecoms
17 40 (1.88%) Investment Banking
18 28 (1.32%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.32%) XML
2 20 (0.94%) JSON
2 20 (0.94%) Murex MxML
3 19 (0.89%) HTML
4 18 (0.85%) .NET
5 14 (0.66%) Web Services
6 13 (0.61%) RESTful
7 12 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
8 10 (0.47%) Kafka
9 8 (0.38%) Apache NiFi
9 8 (0.38%) EDI
9 8 (0.38%) Middleware
10 5 (0.24%) Gherkin
11 4 (0.19%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.19%) REST
11 4 (0.19%) SOAP
12 3 (0.14%) COM
12 3 (0.14%) Murex Flex
13 2 (0.094%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.094%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 126 (5.93%) User Experience
2 82 (3.86%) Derivative
3 66 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.64%) Equities
6 49 (2.31%) Hedge funds
7 44 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 35 (1.65%) Fixed Income
9 32 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
10 31 (1.46%) Market Risk
11 29 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
12 27 (1.27%) Credit Risk
12 27 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 20 (0.94%) Reinsurance
14 18 (0.85%) FMCG
15 16 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
17 14 (0.66%) Algorithms
17 14 (0.66%) Exotic Derivative
17 14 (0.66%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (1.18%) Windows
2 10 (0.47%) Android
3 7 (0.33%) Linux
4 6 (0.28%) Apple iOS
4 6 (0.28%) Unix
5 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,034 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (38.23%) Business Analysis
3 481 (22.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 479 (22.55%) Requirements Gathering
5 399 (18.79%) User Stories
6 312 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
7 306 (14.41%) Waterfall
8 269 (12.66%) Workshop Facilitation
9 236 (11.11%) Scrum
10 223 (10.50%) SDLC
11 213 (10.03%) Project Management
12 203 (9.56%) Project Delivery
13 156 (7.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 144 (6.78%) Acceptance Criteria
15 143 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
16 142 (6.69%) Business Case
17 141 (6.64%) ERP
18 132 (6.21%) Use Case
19 120 (5.65%) Analytics
20 116 (5.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 231 (10.88%) SQL
2 56 (2.64%) Python
3 45 (2.12%) Java
4 25 (1.18%) C
5 10 (0.47%) C#
6 7 (0.33%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.28%) VBA
8 4 (0.19%) R
9 3 (0.14%) C++
9 3 (0.14%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.094%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.094%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.047%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.047%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.047%) RPG
11 1 (0.047%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.047%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.047%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 147 (6.92%) Degree
2 63 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 55 (2.59%) ISEB
4 42 (1.98%) IIBA
5 38 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 28 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (0.71%) CBAP
10 7 (0.33%) CCAB
11 6 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.24%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.19%) AAT
13 4 (0.19%) APMP
13 4 (0.19%) PMP
14 3 (0.14%) APMG
14 3 (0.14%) CIMA
14 3 (0.14%) CITP
14 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.18%) QA
2 33 (1.55%) PMO
3 28 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.27%) MiFID
5 17 (0.80%) GDPR
6 14 (0.66%) SLA
7 12 (0.56%) IFRS
8 8 (0.38%) EMIR
9 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.33%) SEPA
10 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.24%) ISO 20022
12 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.094%) COBIT
13 2 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.094%) GxP
14 1 (0.047%) COREP
14 1 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.094%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.094%) WMI
3 1 (0.047%) Terraform
Vendors
1 207 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 73 (3.44%) SAP
3 67 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
4 41 (1.93%) Oracle
5 28 (1.32%) Charles River
6 21 (0.99%) Murex
7 20 (0.94%) Bloomberg
7 20 (0.94%) ServiceNow
8 14 (0.66%) JD Edwards
9 13 (0.61%) Atlassian
10 11 (0.52%) Google
11 9 (0.42%) BiZZdesign
11 9 (0.42%) hybris
12 7 (0.33%) Sparx
13 6 (0.28%) Reuters
13 6 (0.28%) Workday
14 5 (0.24%) Cognizant
14 5 (0.24%) LANSA
14 5 (0.24%) Sitecore
15 4 (0.19%) Pega