Period
to 26 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 141 112
Rank change year-on-year +4 -29 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,782 1,060 3,914
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.60% 2.39% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 2.52% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,319 910 3,123
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,250 £35,050
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £88,875 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -

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 97,637 42,033 124,289
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.26% 94.75% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 68,835 35,244 100,997
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,962 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,750 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.36% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -33 1,227 £62,500 -1.57% 85
North of England +63 488 £45,000 - 28
South East -32 397 £47,500 -5.00% 40
Midlands +52 366 £45,000 - 19
North West +37 284 £45,000 - 18
West Midlands +42 242 £45,250 +0.56% 14
Yorkshire +16 194 £43,750 -2.78% 9
East Midlands +18 124 £42,500 -5.56% 5
South West -61 124 £45,000 - 8
East of England +5 120 £50,000 +7.53% 18
North East -19 14 £45,000 - 1
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1,409 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1,055 (37.92%) Business Analysis
3 881 (31.67%) Social Skills
4 836 (30.05%) Finance
5 645 (23.18%) Requirements Gathering
6 605 (21.75%) User Stories
7 555 (19.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 450 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
9 432 (15.53%) Waterfall
10 404 (14.52%) Workshop Facilitation
11 383 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
12 335 (12.04%) Scrum
13 326 (11.72%) SDLC
14 323 (11.61%) Project Management
15 290 (10.42%) SQL
16 267 (9.60%) JIRA
17 263 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
18 246 (8.84%) Microsoft
19 239 (8.59%) Project Delivery
20 232 (8.34%) ERP
21 216 (7.76%) Banking
22 204 (7.33%) Acceptance Criteria
23 200 (7.19%) Data Modelling
24 196 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
24 196 (7.05%) Degree
25 187 (6.72%) Use Case
26 186 (6.69%) User Experience
27 184 (6.61%) CRM
28 170 (6.11%) Process Improvement
29 163 (5.86%) Retail

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
1 126 (4.53%) Confluence
2 39 (1.40%) CMS
3 34 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.18%) SAS
4 5 (0.18%) WordPress
5 4 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.14%) ColdFusion
5 4 (0.14%) IIS
6 3 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.11%) Drupal
7 2 (0.072%) Appian
7 2 (0.072%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.036%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.036%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 152 (5.46%) MS Visio
2 145 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
3 121 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.072%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.072%) Windchill
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 46 (1.65%) SAP ERP
2 43 (1.55%) SAP MM
3 42 (1.51%) SAP APO
4 36 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (1.04%) SAP SCM
6 20 (0.72%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 10 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.32%) SAP SD
11 8 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
12 6 (0.22%) Magento
12 6 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
12 6 (0.22%) SAP HR
13 5 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
13 5 (0.18%) SAP CO
13 5 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
13 5 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 142 (5.10%) Azure
2 124 (4.46%) SaaS
3 108 (3.88%) Power Platform
4 67 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
5 44 (1.58%) Microsoft 365
6 38 (1.37%) AWS
7 18 (0.65%) PowerApps
8 17 (0.61%) Lucidchart
9 16 (0.58%) Trello
10 15 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 15 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 13 (0.47%) Collibra
12 10 (0.36%) GCP
12 10 (0.36%) PaaS
13 9 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.32%) dbt
13 9 (0.32%) Power Automate
14 8 (0.29%) Google Data Studio
15 6 (0.22%) Miro
15 6 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.50%) Intranet
2 12 (0.43%) LAN
3 11 (0.40%) Internet
3 11 (0.40%) WAN
4 10 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (0.29%) Network Security
6 7 (0.25%) Broadband
7 5 (0.18%) SMS
8 4 (0.14%) Extranet
9 3 (0.11%) VPN
9 3 (0.11%) WebEx
10 2 (0.072%) 5G
10 2 (0.072%) DAB
10 2 (0.072%) DNS
10 2 (0.072%) Firewall
10 2 (0.072%) FTP
10 2 (0.072%) HTTP
10 2 (0.072%) SMTP
11 1 (0.036%) PBX
11 1 (0.036%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (3.56%) Power BI
2 51 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (1.47%) Tableau
4 35 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 33 (1.19%) SQL Server
6 26 (0.93%) Big Data
7 22 (0.79%) Looker
8 19 (0.68%) QlikView
9 17 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.58%) Data Lake
11 15 (0.54%) BigQuery
11 15 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (0.50%) Blockchain
12 14 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
13 11 (0.40%) Data Mart
14 10 (0.36%) Metadata
15 9 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.25%) MS Access
16 7 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 267 (9.60%) JIRA
2 12 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.32%) Balsamiq
4 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (0.25%) YouTrack
5 5 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.14%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.072%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.072%) Toad
9 1 (0.036%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.036%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.036%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.036%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.036%) JUnit
9 1 (0.036%) Selenium
General
1 881 (31.67%) Social Skills
2 836 (30.05%) Finance
3 450 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
4 216 (7.76%) Banking
5 163 (5.86%) Retail
6 130 (4.67%) Influencing Skills
7 125 (4.49%) Presentation Skills
8 116 (4.17%) Marketing
9 104 (3.74%) Legal
10 101 (3.63%) Public Sector
11 96 (3.45%) Manufacturing
12 92 (3.31%) Law
13 79 (2.84%) Front Office
14 77 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
15 71 (2.55%) Advertising
15 71 (2.55%) Telecoms
16 58 (2.08%) Investment Banking
17 52 (1.87%) Documentation Skills
18 38 (1.37%) Games
19 37 (1.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.44%) .NET
2 29 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
3 21 (0.75%) Web Services
4 19 (0.68%) XML
5 15 (0.54%) HTML
6 14 (0.50%) JSON
6 14 (0.50%) REST
7 11 (0.40%) SOAP
8 10 (0.36%) RESTful
9 9 (0.32%) Murex MxML
10 8 (0.29%) EDI
10 8 (0.29%) Middleware
10 8 (0.29%) Velocity
11 7 (0.25%) COM
11 7 (0.25%) Gherkin
12 6 (0.22%) FpML
13 5 (0.18%) Django
14 4 (0.14%) HTML5
14 4 (0.14%) React
15 3 (0.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.69%) User Experience
2 144 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
3 65 (2.34%) Management Information System
4 61 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 56 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
6 52 (1.87%) Derivative
7 48 (1.73%) Equities
7 48 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 45 (1.62%) Credit Risk
9 38 (1.37%) Fixed Income
10 36 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
11 35 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 32 (1.15%) FMCG
13 31 (1.11%) Data Structures
14 29 (1.04%) Reinsurance
15 22 (0.79%) Life Science
16 20 (0.72%) Hedge funds
17 19 (0.68%) Algorithms
18 17 (0.61%) Data Centre
18 17 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (0.97%) Windows
2 12 (0.43%) Linux
3 7 (0.25%) Android
4 3 (0.11%) Unix
5 2 (0.072%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,409 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1,055 (37.92%) Business Analysis
3 645 (23.18%) Requirements Gathering
4 605 (21.75%) User Stories
5 555 (19.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 432 (15.53%) Waterfall
7 404 (14.52%) Workshop Facilitation
8 383 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
9 335 (12.04%) Scrum
10 326 (11.72%) SDLC
11 323 (11.61%) Project Management
12 263 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 239 (8.59%) Project Delivery
14 232 (8.34%) ERP
15 204 (7.33%) Acceptance Criteria
16 200 (7.19%) Data Modelling
17 196 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
18 187 (6.72%) Use Case
19 184 (6.61%) CRM
20 170 (6.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 290 (10.42%) SQL
2 49 (1.76%) Python
3 35 (1.26%) C
4 26 (0.93%) C#
5 21 (0.75%) JavaScript
6 17 (0.61%) Java
7 10 (0.36%) R
8 9 (0.32%) T-SQL
9 8 (0.29%) VBA
10 4 (0.14%) PHP
11 3 (0.11%) Smalltalk
11 3 (0.11%) SOQL
12 2 (0.072%) C++
12 2 (0.072%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.036%) COBOL
13 1 (0.036%) Uniface
13 1 (0.036%) VB
Qualifications
1 196 (7.05%) Degree
2 89 (3.20%) ISEB
3 84 (3.02%) Security Cleared
4 57 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 52 (1.87%) IIBA
6 33 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
7 31 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.04%) CBAP
9 16 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (0.54%) CCAB
11 14 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.25%) AAT
13 7 (0.25%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.22%) CIMA
15 5 (0.18%) APMP
16 4 (0.14%) APMG
17 3 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
17 3 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (5.10%) QA
2 48 (1.73%) PMO
3 33 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.86%) MiFID
5 20 (0.72%) GDPR
6 14 (0.50%) IFRS
7 10 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 9 (0.32%) Accessibility
8 9 (0.32%) EMIR
9 8 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.25%) COREP
10 7 (0.25%) GxP
11 6 (0.22%) SLA
12 5 (0.18%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.11%) SEPA
14 2 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.072%) GRC
14 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.072%) NIST
15 1 (0.036%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
2 1 (0.036%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (0.32%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.072%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.036%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.036%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 246 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 138 (4.96%) SAP
3 122 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
4 41 (1.47%) Oracle
4 41 (1.47%) ServiceNow
5 18 (0.65%) Pega
6 16 (0.58%) Google
7 14 (0.50%) Atlassian
7 14 (0.50%) Charles River
7 14 (0.50%) JD Edwards
7 14 (0.50%) Sparx
8 12 (0.43%) Murex
9 11 (0.40%) Blue Prism
9 11 (0.40%) IBM
10 10 (0.36%) Cisco
11 9 (0.32%) Alteryx
11 9 (0.32%) Fortinet
11 9 (0.32%) SolarWinds
12 8 (0.29%) Conga
12 8 (0.29%) hybris