Period
to 21 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 114 102
Rank change year-on-year -27 -12 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,243 615 1,741
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.53% 3.02% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 3.23% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,053 538 1,384
10th Percentile £44,780 £43,948 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £63,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.79% +9.57% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £79,688 £75,000
90th Percentile £86,000 £95,000 £82,500
England 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 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 43,883 19,044 52,882
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.39% 93.45% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 30,147 15,966 43,534
10th Percentile £40,250 £41,875 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £106,250 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 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
Central London +10 241 £65,000 +6.56% 25
West London -46 33 £50,000 +19.05% 3
South London -16 30 £50,000 -13.04% 1
North London 0 11 £60,000 +31.54% 1
East London -19 2 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 577 (46.42%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (38.29%) Finance
3 455 (36.60%) Business Analysis
4 405 (32.58%) Social Skills
5 312 (25.10%) Requirements Gathering
6 279 (22.45%) User Stories
7 203 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 170 (13.68%) Banking
9 166 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
10 158 (12.71%) SQL
11 157 (12.63%) Project Management
12 156 (12.55%) Workshop Facilitation
13 149 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
14 140 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 137 (11.02%) Waterfall
16 135 (10.86%) Scrum
17 129 (10.38%) SDLC
18 117 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
19 112 (9.01%) Data Modelling
20 109 (8.77%) Microsoft
21 104 (8.37%) Analytics
22 102 (8.21%) Project Delivery
23 100 (8.05%) Degree
24 92 (7.40%) JIRA
25 86 (6.92%) Backlog Management
25 86 (6.92%) Acceptance Criteria
26 84 (6.76%) Insurtech
27 81 (6.52%) User Experience
28 80 (6.44%) Workflow
29 77 (6.19%) Product Backlog

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 50 (4.02%) Confluence
2 24 (1.93%) CMS
3 21 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.40%) WordPress
5 4 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.32%) SAS
6 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.16%) Drupal
7 1 (0.080%) Appian
Applications
1 57 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (4.10%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.72%) SAP APO
2 9 (0.72%) SAP ERP
2 9 (0.72%) SAP MM
3 8 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.48%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.48%) SAP SCM
6 5 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.40%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.32%) Magento
7 4 (0.32%) R3 Corda
8 3 (0.24%) Bloomberg AIM
8 3 (0.24%) Maximo
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.16%) Summit
10 1 (0.080%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.080%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.080%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 64 (5.15%) Power Platform
2 57 (4.59%) Azure
3 47 (3.78%) SaaS
4 29 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
5 28 (2.25%) AWS
6 23 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
7 12 (0.97%) PowerApps
8 11 (0.88%) Collibra
9 9 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.72%) dbt
9 9 (0.72%) Lucidchart
9 9 (0.72%) Power Automate
10 7 (0.56%) GCP
10 7 (0.56%) Google Data Studio
10 7 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
11 6 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 6 (0.48%) Snowflake
12 5 (0.40%) Serverless
13 4 (0.32%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.88%) Intranet
2 7 (0.56%) Broadband
2 7 (0.56%) Network Security
3 5 (0.40%) SMS
4 4 (0.32%) Extranet
5 3 (0.24%) LAN
5 3 (0.24%) WebEx
6 2 (0.16%) 5G
6 2 (0.16%) DNS
6 2 (0.16%) Firewall
6 2 (0.16%) FTP
6 2 (0.16%) HTTP
6 2 (0.16%) VPN
6 2 (0.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.080%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.080%) Internet
7 1 (0.080%) PBX
7 1 (0.080%) SMTP
7 1 (0.080%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.75%) Power BI
2 31 (2.49%) Relational Database
3 26 (2.09%) Tableau
4 22 (1.77%) Looker
5 20 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.21%) BigQuery
7 14 (1.13%) Blockchain
8 12 (0.97%) Data Mart
9 11 (0.88%) Qlik Sense
9 11 (0.88%) QlikView
10 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.64%) Big Data
11 8 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.56%) MS Access
12 7 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.56%) SQL Server
12 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (0.48%) DTS
14 5 (0.40%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 92 (7.40%) JIRA
2 9 (0.72%) Balsamiq
3 4 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.080%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.080%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.080%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.080%) JUnit
5 1 (0.080%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.080%) Selenium
5 1 (0.080%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 476 (38.29%) Finance
2 405 (32.58%) Social Skills
3 170 (13.68%) Banking
4 166 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (5.79%) Presentation Skills
6 70 (5.63%) Front Office
7 65 (5.23%) Retail
8 58 (4.67%) Investment Banking
9 50 (4.02%) Legal
10 48 (3.86%) Marketing
11 36 (2.90%) Documentation Skills
11 36 (2.90%) Public Sector
12 35 (2.82%) Advertising
13 32 (2.57%) Influencing Skills
13 32 (2.57%) Law
14 27 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
15 26 (2.09%) Back Office
16 22 (1.77%) Financial Institution
17 21 (1.69%) Telecoms
18 16 (1.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (1.21%) Web Services
3 11 (0.88%) XML
4 10 (0.80%) Murex MxML
4 10 (0.80%) RESTful
5 7 (0.56%) JSON
6 6 (0.48%) FpML
6 6 (0.48%) Gherkin
7 5 (0.40%) .NET
7 5 (0.40%) Middleware
7 5 (0.40%) Velocity
8 4 (0.32%) REST
9 3 (0.24%) HTML
9 3 (0.24%) React
10 2 (0.16%) Django
10 2 (0.16%) SOAP
11 1 (0.080%) EDI
11 1 (0.080%) Node.js
11 1 (0.080%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.080%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.52%) User Experience
2 72 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (4.75%) Derivative
3 59 (4.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 52 (4.18%) Equities
5 45 (3.62%) Credit Risk
6 40 (3.22%) Fixed Income
7 36 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 29 (2.33%) Reinsurance
9 25 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.93%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.77%) Hedge funds
12 21 (1.69%) Data Structures
13 20 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
14 15 (1.21%) Market Risk
15 14 (1.13%) Exotic Derivative
15 14 (1.13%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.05%) Wiki
17 9 (0.72%) Social Media
18 8 (0.64%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.32%) Linux
2 3 (0.24%) Unix
2 3 (0.24%) Windows
3 2 (0.16%) Android
3 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (46.42%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (36.60%) Business Analysis
3 312 (25.10%) Requirements Gathering
4 279 (22.45%) User Stories
5 203 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 157 (12.63%) Project Management
7 156 (12.55%) Workshop Facilitation
8 149 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
9 140 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 137 (11.02%) Waterfall
11 135 (10.86%) Scrum
12 129 (10.38%) SDLC
13 117 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
14 112 (9.01%) Data Modelling
15 104 (8.37%) Analytics
16 102 (8.21%) Project Delivery
17 86 (6.92%) Acceptance Criteria
17 86 (6.92%) Backlog Management
18 84 (6.76%) Insurtech
19 80 (6.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 158 (12.71%) SQL
2 43 (3.46%) Python
3 19 (1.53%) C
4 14 (1.13%) Java
5 10 (0.80%) R
6 9 (0.72%) C#
7 7 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.48%) VBA
9 4 (0.32%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.16%) C++
11 1 (0.080%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (8.05%) Degree
2 38 (3.06%) ISEB
3 29 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 25 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.77%) IIBA
6 14 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.97%) CBAP
8 7 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.32%) APMP
10 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.16%) AAT
12 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.16%) CCAB
12 2 (0.16%) PMP
12 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.16%) RIBA
12 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.71%) QA
2 25 (2.01%) MiFID
3 17 (1.37%) PMO
4 16 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.21%) IFRS
6 9 (0.72%) EMIR
6 9 (0.72%) GDPR
6 9 (0.72%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.56%) Accessibility
7 7 (0.56%) COREP
7 7 (0.56%) SLA
8 3 (0.24%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.16%) GRC
10 1 (0.080%) Basel III
10 1 (0.080%) FATCA
10 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.080%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 9 (0.72%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.080%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.080%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 109 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 47 (3.78%) Salesforce.com
3 37 (2.98%) SAP
4 30 (2.41%) ServiceNow
5 14 (1.13%) Charles River
6 13 (1.05%) Murex
7 11 (0.88%) Blue Prism
7 11 (0.88%) Pega
8 10 (0.80%) Cisco
8 10 (0.80%) IBM
9 9 (0.72%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.72%) Fortinet
9 9 (0.72%) Google
9 9 (0.72%) SolarWinds
10 8 (0.64%) Conga
10 8 (0.64%) DocuSign
10 8 (0.64%) Oracle
11 7 (0.56%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.48%) Adobe
12 6 (0.48%) Progress