Period
to 26 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 90 76
Rank change year-on-year -22 -14 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 3,413 5,148 6,636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 3.40% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 3.55% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,844 3,978 5,260
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 117,547 145,213 169,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 95.94% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,215 116,338 138,908
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst.

Salary trend for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 18 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 26 February 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
England -25 3,211 £52,500 +5.00% 250
London -25 1,715 £60,000 - 87
UK excluding London -24 1,638 £45,000 - 184
North of England -9 492 £45,000 - 52
South East -17 477 £50,000 - 49
Yorkshire 0 259 £45,000 - 17
North West -26 214 £47,500 +2.15% 33
Midlands -54 205 £42,500 -5.56% 21
South West -23 171 £42,500 - 29
West Midlands -51 149 £45,000 - 15
East of England +44 145 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Scotland -28 83 £44,820 +5.46% 12
Wales -10 58 £37,000 +5.71% 7
East Midlands -14 55 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North East 0 19 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Northern Ireland +17 6 £30,000 - 2
Channel Islands +3 2 £55,000 -21.43%
Isle of Man -3 1 £60,000 +20.00%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 1,703 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1,402 (41.08%) Business Analysis
3 1,144 (33.52%) Finance
4 826 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 708 (20.74%) User Stories
6 530 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
7 501 (14.68%) Project Management
8 444 (13.01%) SDLC
9 435 (12.75%) SQL
10 408 (11.95%) Waterfall
11 393 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
12 389 (11.40%) Scrum
13 359 (10.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 325 (9.52%) Retail
15 317 (9.29%) Project Delivery
16 308 (9.02%) Workshop Facilitation
17 291 (8.53%) JIRA
18 285 (8.35%) Use Case
19 263 (7.71%) Banking
20 257 (7.53%) Degree
21 255 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
22 252 (7.38%) Microsoft
23 249 (7.30%) Data Modelling
24 238 (6.97%) Acceptance Criteria
25 224 (6.56%) MS Visio
26 219 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
26 219 (6.42%) Change Management
27 214 (6.27%) E-Commerce
28 207 (6.07%) Analytics
29 204 (5.98%) User Experience

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
1 124 (3.63%) Confluence
2 78 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 38 (1.11%) CMS
4 15 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (0.29%) Alfresco
6 9 (0.26%) EPiServer
7 8 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.21%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.12%) Documentum
11 3 (0.088%) SAS
11 3 (0.088%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.059%) Appian
12 2 (0.059%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.029%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.029%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.029%) IIS
13 1 (0.029%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 224 (6.56%) MS Visio
2 219 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 200 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
4 103 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.059%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 36 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.76%) NetSuite
3 25 (0.73%) SAP MM
4 23 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.67%) SAP ERP
5 22 (0.64%) SAP SD
6 21 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
7 20 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.53%) SAP CO
8 18 (0.53%) SAP FI
8 18 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
8 18 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
9 13 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 12 (0.35%) SAP LE
11 9 (0.26%) Magento
11 9 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.23%) SAP SCM
12 8 (0.23%) thinkFolio
13 7 (0.21%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 114 (3.34%) Azure
2 112 (3.28%) SaaS
3 109 (3.19%) Power Platform
4 48 (1.41%) Office 365
5 47 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
6 32 (0.94%) AWS
7 30 (0.88%) Trello
8 18 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
10 9 (0.26%) GCP
10 9 (0.26%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.23%) G Suite
11 8 (0.23%) PowerApps
12 7 (0.21%) PaaS
12 7 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.15%) Heroku
14 4 (0.12%) Basecamp
14 4 (0.12%) Lucidchart
14 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Flow
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.26%) Intranet
2 8 (0.23%) Internet
3 5 (0.15%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.059%) FTP
4 2 (0.059%) MVNO
4 2 (0.059%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.029%) Broadband
5 1 (0.029%) HTTP
5 1 (0.029%) MPLS
5 1 (0.029%) NAS
5 1 (0.029%) Network Security
5 1 (0.029%) Skype
5 1 (0.029%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.029%) VoIP
5 1 (0.029%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 104 (3.05%) Power BI
3 78 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 53 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (1.17%) Big Data
6 28 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
7 27 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (0.59%) Data Lake
9 18 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (0.35%) Data Mining
10 12 (0.35%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.26%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.26%) SQLPlus
13 7 (0.21%) Couchbase
13 7 (0.21%) SAP BW
14 6 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
14 6 (0.18%) Qlik Sense
14 6 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 291 (8.53%) JIRA
2 44 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.35%) Balsamiq
5 10 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.26%) Toad
7 8 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.21%) NUnit
8 7 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.21%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.18%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.12%) Subversion
12 3 (0.088%) Postman
12 3 (0.088%) Redmine
12 3 (0.088%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.059%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.029%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.029%) ERwin
General
1 1,144 (33.52%) Finance
2 325 (9.52%) Retail
3 263 (7.71%) Banking
4 158 (4.63%) Marketing
5 101 (2.96%) Front Office
6 64 (1.88%) Law
7 62 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 61 (1.79%) Back Office
9 59 (1.73%) Public Sector
10 55 (1.61%) Investment Banking
11 51 (1.49%) Telecoms
12 47 (1.38%) Financial Institution
13 39 (1.14%) Retail Banking
14 37 (1.08%) Legal
15 35 (1.03%) Advertising
16 28 (0.82%) Local Government
17 24 (0.70%) Police
18 22 (0.64%) Automotive
18 22 (0.64%) Games
19 18 (0.53%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (2.67%) .NET
2 62 (1.82%) XML
3 51 (1.49%) REST
4 40 (1.17%) HTML
5 33 (0.97%) JSON
6 31 (0.91%) SOAP
7 26 (0.76%) Web Services
8 18 (0.53%) CSS
9 17 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 14 (0.41%) Swagger
11 13 (0.38%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.26%) FpML
12 9 (0.26%) XSD
13 8 (0.23%) WCF
14 7 (0.21%) ASP.NET Core
14 7 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (0.21%) EDI
14 7 (0.21%) Gherkin
15 6 (0.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 530 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (5.98%) User Experience
3 165 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 116 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
5 74 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 66 (1.93%) Fixed Income
7 49 (1.44%) Derivative
8 44 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
9 38 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 34 (1.00%) Equities
12 31 (0.91%) Credit Risk
13 29 (0.85%) Reinsurance
13 29 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 23 (0.67%) FMCG
15 22 (0.64%) Data Structures
16 20 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
17 18 (0.53%) Private Cloud
18 17 (0.50%) Hedge funds
19 16 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (0.44%) Windows
2 10 (0.29%) Unix
3 9 (0.26%) Android
3 9 (0.26%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.21%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.059%) Linux
5 2 (0.059%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,703 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1,402 (41.08%) Business Analysis
3 826 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 708 (20.74%) User Stories
5 501 (14.68%) Project Management
6 444 (13.01%) SDLC
7 408 (11.95%) Waterfall
8 393 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
9 389 (11.40%) Scrum
10 359 (10.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 317 (9.29%) Project Delivery
12 308 (9.02%) Workshop Facilitation
13 285 (8.35%) Use Case
14 255 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
15 249 (7.30%) Data Modelling
16 238 (6.97%) Acceptance Criteria
17 219 (6.42%) Change Management
18 214 (6.27%) E-Commerce
19 207 (6.07%) Analytics
20 185 (5.42%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 435 (12.75%) SQL
2 54 (1.58%) C
3 44 (1.29%) C#
4 43 (1.26%) Java
5 34 (1.00%) Python
6 29 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 21 (0.62%) PL/SQL
8 15 (0.44%) VBA
9 14 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.26%) R
11 8 (0.23%) VB
12 7 (0.21%) PHP
13 5 (0.15%) C++
14 4 (0.12%) Scala
15 3 (0.088%) ABAP
16 2 (0.059%) Groovy
16 2 (0.059%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.029%) Apex Code
17 1 (0.029%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 1 (0.029%) Perl
Qualifications
1 257 (7.53%) Degree
2 102 (2.99%) ISEB
3 99 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 53 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 50 (1.46%) IIBA
6 38 (1.11%) CBAP
7 35 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 22 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 20 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (0.50%) PMP
12 9 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
12 9 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.23%) MBA
13 8 (0.23%) MCSE
13 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.21%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.21%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 7 (0.21%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (4.78%) QA
2 47 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 40 (1.17%) PMO
4 28 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 25 (0.73%) Solvency II
6 22 (0.64%) GDPR
7 12 (0.35%) EMIR
8 11 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.26%) MiFID
9 9 (0.26%) SEPA
10 7 (0.21%) ISO 20022
11 5 (0.15%) ISO 8583
12 4 (0.12%) SLA
13 3 (0.088%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.088%) COBIT
13 3 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.088%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.088%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.088%) PSD2
14 2 (0.059%) IFRS
System Software
1 3 (0.088%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.059%) Docker
3 1 (0.029%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.029%) Firmware
3 1 (0.029%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.029%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.21%) Automic
2 2 (0.059%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.029%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.029%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 1 (0.029%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 252 (7.38%) Microsoft
2 190 (5.57%) SAP
3 112 (3.28%) Oracle
4 102 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
5 82 (2.40%) Tableau
6 55 (1.61%) ServiceNow
7 37 (1.08%) IBM
8 28 (0.82%) Murex
9 25 (0.73%) hybris
10 19 (0.56%) Google
10 19 (0.56%) MuleSoft
11 18 (0.53%) Capita
11 18 (0.53%) Cognos
12 15 (0.44%) Bloomberg
12 15 (0.44%) Sitecore
13 14 (0.41%) Workday
14 12 (0.35%) HubSpot
14 12 (0.35%) Jitterbit
14 12 (0.35%) Splunk
15 11 (0.32%) Sage