Period
to 25 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 October 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
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 144 135 119
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3,198 1,168 3,887
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 2.39% 2.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 2.52% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,658 1,018 3,113
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £70,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 115,266 46,438 130,328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.22% 95.01% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79,832 38,881 105,323
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,534 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.97% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 25 October 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
England -11 2,851 £52,500 -7.89% 224
UK excluding London +54 1,689 £47,500 +5.56% 145
London -53 1,255 £62,500 -3.85% 96
Work from Home +38 691 £55,000 +4.76% 40
North of England +47 506 £45,000 - 27
South East -26 424 £47,500 -5.00% 41
Midlands +50 350 £45,000 - 27
North West +37 299 £45,000 - 19
West Midlands +34 232 £47,500 +5.56% 15
Yorkshire +13 199 £44,375 -1.39% 7
South West -40 132 £45,000 - 21
East Midlands +4 118 £42,500 -11.92% 12
East of England -6 117 £50,000 - 13
Scotland -30 76 £47,500 +16.56% 8
Wales -9 53 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Northern Ireland -5 39 £40,000 +70.21% 4
North East -26 12 £47,500 +5.56% 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 1,648 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,240 (38.77%) Business Analysis
3 1,038 (32.46%) Social Skills
4 988 (30.89%) Finance
5 764 (23.89%) User Stories
6 720 (22.51%) Requirements Gathering
7 661 (20.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 554 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
9 488 (15.26%) Waterfall
9 488 (15.26%) Workshop Facilitation
10 437 (13.66%) Scrum
11 429 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
12 385 (12.04%) SDLC
13 377 (11.79%) Project Management
14 349 (10.91%) JIRA
15 330 (10.32%) SQL
16 292 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
17 284 (8.88%) Microsoft
17 284 (8.88%) Project Delivery
18 277 (8.66%) Acceptance Criteria
19 265 (8.29%) Degree
20 264 (8.26%) ERP
21 238 (7.44%) User Experience
22 231 (7.22%) Data Modelling
23 229 (7.16%) Banking
24 218 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
24 218 (6.82%) Process Improvement
25 211 (6.60%) Retail
26 209 (6.54%) CRM
27 207 (6.47%) Use Case

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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
1 164 (5.13%) Confluence
2 45 (1.41%) CMS
3 44 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.19%) Drupal
5 5 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.13%) ColdFusion
6 4 (0.13%) IIS
6 4 (0.13%) SAS
6 4 (0.13%) WordPress
7 2 (0.063%) Appian
7 2 (0.063%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.063%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.031%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.031%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 197 (6.16%) MS Visio
2 190 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
3 159 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.44%) Gliffy
7 7 (0.22%) Windchill
8 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.063%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.031%) Figma
10 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (1.53%) SAP ERP
2 44 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (1.31%) SAP APO
3 42 (1.31%) SAP MM
4 28 (0.88%) SAP SCM
5 21 (0.66%) NetSuite
6 18 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 15 (0.47%) Magento
8 14 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 13 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (0.31%) SAP SD
11 8 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
11 8 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
12 7 (0.22%) SAP HR
13 6 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
14 5 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
14 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
14 5 (0.16%) SAP HCM
15 4 (0.13%) SAP CO
15 4 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 158 (4.94%) Azure
2 157 (4.91%) SaaS
3 121 (3.78%) Power Platform
4 70 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
5 47 (1.47%) Microsoft 365
6 42 (1.31%) AWS
7 28 (0.88%) Trello
8 20 (0.63%) PowerApps
9 18 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 17 (0.53%) Lucidchart
10 17 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 13 (0.41%) Collibra
11 13 (0.41%) Slack
12 12 (0.38%) GCP
13 11 (0.34%) Power Automate
14 10 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.31%) dbt
15 8 (0.25%) Google Data Studio
15 8 (0.25%) PaaS
16 6 (0.19%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.47%) Intranet
2 13 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (0.38%) Internet
4 9 (0.28%) Broadband
4 9 (0.28%) LAN
4 9 (0.28%) WAN
5 7 (0.22%) SMS
6 6 (0.19%) Network Security
7 5 (0.16%) 5G
7 5 (0.16%) Extranet
8 4 (0.13%) WebEx
9 2 (0.063%) SMTP
10 1 (0.031%) ADSL
10 1 (0.031%) DAB
10 1 (0.031%) MPLS
10 1 (0.031%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (3.56%) Power BI
2 60 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (1.38%) Tableau
4 40 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 36 (1.13%) SQL Server
6 28 (0.88%) Big Data
7 26 (0.81%) QlikView
8 23 (0.72%) Blockchain
9 22 (0.69%) Looker
10 18 (0.56%) Data Lake
10 18 (0.56%) Qlik Sense
11 17 (0.53%) MS Access
11 17 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.50%) BigQuery
13 13 (0.41%) Metadata
14 12 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.25%) MySQL
15 8 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 349 (10.91%) JIRA
2 10 (0.31%) Balsamiq
2 10 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (0.28%) YouTrack
4 5 (0.16%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.13%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.13%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.13%) Toad
6 3 (0.094%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.094%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.063%) Postman
7 2 (0.063%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.031%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.031%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.031%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.031%) GitLab
8 1 (0.031%) JUnit
8 1 (0.031%) Selenium
General
1 1,038 (32.46%) Social Skills
2 988 (30.89%) Finance
3 554 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
4 229 (7.16%) Banking
5 211 (6.60%) Retail
6 158 (4.94%) Influencing Skills
7 141 (4.41%) Marketing
8 130 (4.07%) Presentation Skills
9 126 (3.94%) Manufacturing
10 123 (3.85%) Public Sector
11 114 (3.56%) Legal
12 99 (3.10%) Advertising
13 97 (3.03%) Law
14 96 (3.00%) Organisational Skills
15 69 (2.16%) Front Office
16 68 (2.13%) Telecoms
17 62 (1.94%) Investment Banking
18 60 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
19 41 (1.28%) Back Office
19 41 (1.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (1.44%) .NET
2 29 (0.91%) Web Services
3 28 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
4 27 (0.84%) EDI
5 22 (0.69%) XML
6 17 (0.53%) HTML
7 15 (0.47%) JSON
8 14 (0.44%) REST
9 11 (0.34%) Gherkin
9 11 (0.34%) RESTful
9 11 (0.34%) SOAP
10 9 (0.28%) Middleware
11 8 (0.25%) Velocity
12 7 (0.22%) COM
12 7 (0.22%) J2EE
13 6 (0.19%) FpML
14 5 (0.16%) Django
14 5 (0.16%) HTML5
14 5 (0.16%) Murex MxML
14 5 (0.16%) React
Miscellaneous
1 238 (7.44%) User Experience
2 144 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 64 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
5 57 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 53 (1.66%) Virtual Team
7 47 (1.47%) Data Structures
8 41 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 40 (1.25%) Fixed Income
9 40 (1.25%) Reinsurance
10 39 (1.22%) Credit Risk
10 39 (1.22%) Derivative
11 35 (1.09%) FMCG
12 33 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
13 30 (0.94%) Equities
14 28 (0.88%) Life Science
15 24 (0.75%) Algorithms
16 20 (0.63%) Data Centre
17 19 (0.59%) PMI
17 19 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (0.94%) Windows
2 9 (0.28%) Linux
3 4 (0.13%) Android
4 2 (0.063%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.063%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,648 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,240 (38.77%) Business Analysis
3 764 (23.89%) User Stories
4 720 (22.51%) Requirements Gathering
5 661 (20.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 488 (15.26%) Waterfall
6 488 (15.26%) Workshop Facilitation
7 437 (13.66%) Scrum
8 429 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
9 385 (12.04%) SDLC
10 377 (11.79%) Project Management
11 292 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 284 (8.88%) Project Delivery
13 277 (8.66%) Acceptance Criteria
14 264 (8.26%) ERP
15 231 (7.22%) Data Modelling
16 218 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
16 218 (6.82%) Process Improvement
17 209 (6.54%) CRM
18 207 (6.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 330 (10.32%) SQL
2 57 (1.78%) Python
3 38 (1.19%) C
4 31 (0.97%) Java
5 28 (0.88%) C#
6 25 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 12 (0.38%) R
8 10 (0.31%) PHP
8 10 (0.31%) VBA
9 7 (0.22%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.094%) Smalltalk
11 2 (0.063%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.063%) SOQL
12 1 (0.031%) COBOL
12 1 (0.031%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.031%) Uniface
12 1 (0.031%) VB
12 1 (0.031%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 265 (8.29%) Degree
2 116 (3.63%) ISEB
3 89 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 63 (1.97%) IIBA
5 60 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 32 (1.00%) CBAP
7 28 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 28 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 24 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 15 (0.47%) CCAB
11 13 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.22%) AAT
13 6 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.19%) CIMA
14 5 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.16%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.13%) APMP
16 3 (0.094%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.094%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (4.57%) QA
2 67 (2.10%) PMO
3 28 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.75%) GDPR
4 24 (0.75%) MiFID
5 14 (0.44%) GxP
6 13 (0.41%) EMIR
7 11 (0.34%) IFRS
8 10 (0.31%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.28%) Accessibility
10 7 (0.22%) COREP
10 7 (0.22%) GLP
10 7 (0.22%) GMP
10 7 (0.22%) Good Clinical Practice
10 7 (0.22%) ISO 20022
10 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.16%) SEPA
12 2 (0.063%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.063%) SLA
13 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.094%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (0.28%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.063%) Ansible
4 1 (0.031%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.031%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.031%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 284 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 148 (4.63%) Salesforce.com
3 141 (4.41%) SAP
4 59 (1.84%) Oracle
5 46 (1.44%) ServiceNow
6 23 (0.72%) Google
7 20 (0.63%) Pega
8 17 (0.53%) IFS
9 16 (0.50%) Adobe
10 15 (0.47%) Charles River
10 15 (0.47%) IBM
10 15 (0.47%) Sparx
11 14 (0.44%) Atlassian
11 14 (0.44%) hybris
12 13 (0.41%) JD Edwards
13 11 (0.34%) Blue Prism
14 10 (0.31%) Alteryx
14 10 (0.31%) Cisco
15 9 (0.28%) Fortinet
15 9 (0.28%) SolarWinds