Period
to 12 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

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

Business Analyst
England > London
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 96 75
Rank change year-on-year -13 -21 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 789 1,844 2,768
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.02% 3.27% 3.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.22% 3.43% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 697 1,490 2,245
Median annual salary £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +2.17% -4.17%
10th Percentile £41,700 £41,700 £40,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 24,481 53,697 66,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.64% 95.28% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 19,976 44,039 53,775
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £33,362
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,543 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.71% +3.09% +5.26%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in London over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in London

Business Analyst
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 12 August 2020. 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
Central London +32 196 £61,000 -2.40% 8
South London -45 18 £47,750 -9.05%
West London -13 17 £48,750 -1.02% 1
East London +21 9 £52,500 +18.93% 1
North London +5 2 £45,612 -18.91%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 London region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 353 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (40.05%) Finance
3 304 (38.53%) Business Analysis
4 202 (25.60%) SQL
5 191 (24.21%) User Stories
6 163 (20.66%) Requirements Gathering
7 147 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 124 (15.72%) Asset Management
9 122 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
10 108 (13.69%) Front Office
11 107 (13.56%) Degree
12 99 (12.55%) Back Office
13 97 (12.29%) Fixed Income
14 93 (11.79%) Scrum
14 93 (11.79%) SDLC
15 90 (11.41%) Python
16 87 (11.03%) Bloomberg
17 85 (10.77%) Project Management
18 82 (10.39%) AWS
19 81 (10.27%) Banking
20 80 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
21 79 (10.01%) Waterfall
22 73 (9.25%) Wealth Management
23 71 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
23 71 (9.00%) Hedge funds
24 69 (8.75%) R
24 69 (8.75%) Equities
25 68 (8.62%) JIRA
26 65 (8.24%) Data Management
26 65 (8.24%) Data Analysis

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 31 (3.93%) Confluence
2 11 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.63%) CMS
4 4 (0.51%) EPiServer
4 4 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 43 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (5.20%) MS Visio
3 24 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.38%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 60 (7.60%) Markit EDM
2 59 (7.48%) PolarLake
3 56 (7.10%) Eagle PACE
4 8 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.01%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.63%) Bloomberg AIM
6 5 (0.63%) Endur
7 4 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.38%) Magento
8 3 (0.38%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.25%) ZaiNet
10 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.13%) Finacle
10 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.13%) SAP APO
10 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
10 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 82 (10.39%) AWS
2 37 (4.69%) Azure
3 36 (4.56%) SaaS
4 28 (3.55%) Power Platform
5 8 (1.01%) G Suite
5 8 (1.01%) GCP
5 8 (1.01%) Office 365
6 7 (0.89%) IBM Blueworks
6 7 (0.89%) Serverless
7 6 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.63%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.63%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.38%) Trello
10 2 (0.25%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) Google Docs
11 1 (0.13%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.14%) Intranet
2 4 (0.51%) CHAP
3 3 (0.38%) Internet
4 1 (0.13%) Firewall
4 1 (0.13%) Skype
4 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (2.66%) Power BI
3 14 (1.77%) Data Lake
4 13 (1.65%) SQL Server
5 11 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.14%) Big Data
7 7 (0.89%) MySQL
8 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.63%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.38%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.38%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
12 1 (0.13%) Looker
12 1 (0.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 68 (8.62%) JIRA
2 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.25%) Postman
4 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.13%) ERwin
4 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.13%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.13%) Subversion
4 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 316 (40.05%) Finance
2 108 (13.69%) Front Office
3 99 (12.55%) Back Office
4 81 (10.27%) Banking
5 34 (4.31%) Retail
6 18 (2.28%) Marketing
7 15 (1.90%) Law
8 14 (1.77%) Legal
8 14 (1.77%) Local Government
8 14 (1.77%) Police
9 10 (1.27%) French Language
10 9 (1.14%) Games
10 9 (1.14%) Public Sector
11 8 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.76%) Advertising
12 6 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.63%) Billing
13 5 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.51%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.11%) Web Services
2 11 (1.39%) REST
3 10 (1.27%) .NET
4 8 (1.01%) HTML
5 7 (0.89%) XML
6 5 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.63%) SOAP
7 4 (0.51%) Gherkin
7 4 (0.51%) JSON
7 4 (0.51%) Middleware
8 3 (0.38%) EDI
8 3 (0.38%) FpML
9 2 (0.25%) CSS
9 2 (0.25%) Flash
9 2 (0.25%) Swagger
9 2 (0.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (0.13%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.13%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 122 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (12.29%) Fixed Income
3 71 (9.00%) Hedge funds
4 69 (8.75%) Equities
5 62 (7.86%) Reference Data
6 40 (5.07%) Derivative
7 36 (4.56%) User Experience
8 28 (3.55%) Reinsurance
9 27 (3.42%) Management Information System
10 18 (2.28%) SWIFT
11 17 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (1.65%) OTC Derivatives
14 10 (1.27%) Analytical Mindset
14 10 (1.27%) Market Risk
14 10 (1.27%) Mobile App
15 9 (1.14%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.89%) Credit Risk
17 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (0.89%) Android
1 7 (0.89%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.38%) Unix
3 1 (0.13%) Solaris
3 1 (0.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (38.53%) Business Analysis
3 191 (24.21%) User Stories
4 163 (20.66%) Requirements Gathering
5 147 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 124 (15.72%) Asset Management
7 93 (11.79%) Scrum
7 93 (11.79%) SDLC
8 85 (10.77%) Project Management
9 80 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
10 79 (10.01%) Waterfall
11 73 (9.25%) Wealth Management
12 71 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 65 (8.24%) Data Analysis
13 65 (8.24%) Data Management
14 63 (7.98%) Project Delivery
15 60 (7.60%) Data Modelling
16 58 (7.35%) Analytics
17 56 (7.10%) Enterprise Data Management
18 52 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 202 (25.60%) SQL
2 90 (11.41%) Python
3 69 (8.75%) R
4 16 (2.03%) VBA
5 12 (1.52%) MATLAB
6 9 (1.14%) Java
7 6 (0.76%) C
8 4 (0.51%) C#
9 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 107 (13.56%) Degree
2 34 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.17%) ISEB
4 18 (2.28%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.52%) IIBA
7 11 (1.39%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.89%) CBAP
9 5 (0.63%) CFA
10 4 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.51%) PMP
11 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.25%) ACCA
13 1 (0.13%) APMP
13 1 (0.13%) CIPFA
13 1 (0.13%) ICAEW
13 1 (0.13%) MBA
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.34%) QA
2 24 (3.04%) MiFID
3 21 (2.66%) EMIR
4 16 (2.03%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.27%) PMO
6 9 (1.14%) GDPR
7 7 (0.89%) ISO 20022
8 6 (0.76%) SEPA
9 5 (0.63%) IFRS
10 3 (0.38%) SLA
11 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.25%) PSD2
12 1 (0.13%) COBIT
12 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 15022
12 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 87 (11.03%) Bloomberg
2 55 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 18 (2.28%) Guidewire
3 18 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (2.28%) SAP
4 17 (2.15%) Capita
5 12 (1.52%) Charles River
5 12 (1.52%) Tableau
6 11 (1.39%) Sage
7 8 (1.01%) IBM
8 7 (0.89%) ServiceNow
8 7 (0.89%) Xero
9 6 (0.76%) Oracle
9 6 (0.76%) Refinitiv
10 5 (0.63%) hybris
10 5 (0.63%) Murex
10 5 (0.63%) Unisys
11 4 (0.51%) ATG
11 4 (0.51%) Pardot
11 4 (0.51%) Sitecore