Period
to 5 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 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
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 102 86
Rank change year-on-year -38 -16 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,560 4,455 6,047
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 3.12% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 3.25% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,394 3,628 4,991
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £33,875
90th Percentile £78,375 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,520 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.16% - -

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 62,714 137,053 164,896
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50,478 109,497 133,113
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 5 August 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 5 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
England -35 1,495 £55,000 +10.00% 66
London -15 826 £60,000 +1.69% 27
UK excluding London -61 711 £45,520 +1.16% 41
South East -24 261 £47,500 -5.00% 18
North of England -56 177 £46,000 +8.24% 5
North West -57 101 £46,250 +8.82% 3
South West -13 97 £45,750 +1.67% 5
Midlands -20 94 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Yorkshire -6 73 £45,540 +4.69% 2
West Midlands -7 71 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Work from Home -30 67 £46,000 -12.38% 3
East of England +7 40 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Scotland -9 28 £47,500 +18.75%
East Midlands -12 21 £41,500 -2.35% 5
Wales -20 12 £30,294 -32.68% 2
Northern Ireland +12 5 £40,000 +11.11%
North East +10 3 £47,500 +21.29%
Isle of Man +2 1 £36,500 -27.00%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 765 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (38.21%) Business Analysis
3 546 (35.00%) Finance
4 342 (21.92%) Requirements Gathering
5 328 (21.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 318 (20.38%) User Stories
7 272 (17.44%) SQL
8 266 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
9 210 (13.46%) Project Management
10 202 (12.95%) Scrum
11 195 (12.50%) SDLC
12 192 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
13 174 (11.15%) Waterfall
14 167 (10.71%) Degree
15 145 (9.29%) Asset Management
16 138 (8.85%) Project Delivery
17 132 (8.46%) JIRA
18 125 (8.01%) User Acceptance Testing
19 117 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
20 116 (7.44%) Banking
20 116 (7.44%) Data Analysis
20 116 (7.44%) Workshop Facilitation
21 115 (7.37%) Use Case
21 115 (7.37%) Microsoft
22 112 (7.18%) Front Office
23 110 (7.05%) Acceptance Criteria
24 104 (6.67%) Analytics
24 104 (6.67%) Security Cleared
25 102 (6.54%) Back Office
25 102 (6.54%) Wireframes

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 71 (4.55%) Confluence
2 25 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.51%) CMS
4 4 (0.26%) Apache
4 4 (0.26%) EPiServer
4 4 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.19%) SAS
6 2 (0.13%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.064%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.064%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.064%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 81 (5.19%) MS Visio
2 78 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
4 49 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.26%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.13%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) MadCap Flare
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 56 (3.59%) Markit EDM
2 55 (3.53%) PolarLake
3 52 (3.33%) Eagle PACE
4 15 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.71%) NetSuite
6 10 (0.64%) Magento
6 10 (0.64%) thinkFolio
7 9 (0.58%) SAP SD
8 7 (0.45%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.38%) SAP APO
10 5 (0.32%) Bloomberg AIM
11 4 (0.26%) Endur
11 4 (0.26%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.26%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
11 4 (0.26%) SAP PM
11 4 (0.26%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 83 (5.32%) SaaS
2 82 (5.26%) AWS
3 73 (4.68%) Azure
4 56 (3.59%) Power Platform
5 18 (1.15%) Office 365
6 15 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
8 6 (0.38%) PaaS
9 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.32%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.32%) PowerApps
9 5 (0.32%) Trello
10 4 (0.26%) Serverless
11 3 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.13%) Heroku
12 2 (0.13%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 1 (0.064%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.71%) Skype
2 10 (0.64%) Intranet
3 6 (0.38%) Internet
4 4 (0.26%) CHAP
5 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.064%) Firewall
6 1 (0.064%) MVNO
6 1 (0.064%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.064%) WAN
6 1 (0.064%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (3.14%) Power BI
3 36 (2.31%) SQL Server
4 18 (1.15%) Big Data
5 17 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.03%) Data Lake
7 15 (0.96%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.58%) MySQL
10 9 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.51%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.32%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.19%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.19%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
15 2 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 132 (8.46%) JIRA
2 8 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.26%) Toad
5 3 (0.19%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.13%) Postman
6 2 (0.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.064%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.064%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.064%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.064%) ERwin
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.064%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.064%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.064%) Subversion
General
1 546 (35.00%) Finance
2 116 (7.44%) Banking
3 112 (7.18%) Front Office
4 102 (6.54%) Back Office
5 84 (5.38%) Retail
6 63 (4.04%) Marketing
7 31 (1.99%) Law
8 28 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.73%) Public Sector
10 24 (1.54%) Legal
11 22 (1.41%) Investment Banking
12 16 (1.03%) Local Government
12 16 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (1.03%) Police
12 16 (1.03%) Telecoms
13 14 (0.90%) French Language
13 14 (0.90%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.83%) Advertising
15 7 (0.45%) Private Banking
16 6 (0.38%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.17%) Web Services
2 36 (2.31%) .NET
3 15 (0.96%) XML
4 13 (0.83%) EDI
5 11 (0.71%) .NET Framework
5 11 (0.71%) REST
6 8 (0.51%) JSON
7 6 (0.38%) Gherkin
8 5 (0.32%) HTML
8 5 (0.32%) SOAP
9 4 (0.26%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.26%) FpML
9 4 (0.26%) Middleware
9 4 (0.26%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.19%) .NET Core
10 3 (0.19%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.19%) CSS
10 3 (0.19%) EDIFACT
10 3 (0.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 266 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (6.15%) Fixed Income
3 76 (4.87%) User Experience
4 68 (4.36%) Equities
5 67 (4.29%) Hedge funds
6 57 (3.65%) Reference Data
7 49 (3.14%) Management Information System
8 42 (2.69%) Derivative
9 41 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (2.12%) Reinsurance
11 21 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (1.09%) SWIFT
13 16 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
14 15 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
15 14 (0.90%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.83%) FMCG
17 11 (0.71%) Market Risk
18 10 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (0.51%) Android
2 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
3 6 (0.38%) Windows
4 3 (0.19%) Unix
5 2 (0.13%) Debian
5 2 (0.13%) Linux
6 1 (0.064%) Solaris
6 1 (0.064%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.064%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (38.21%) Business Analysis
3 342 (21.92%) Requirements Gathering
4 328 (21.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 318 (20.38%) User Stories
6 210 (13.46%) Project Management
7 202 (12.95%) Scrum
8 195 (12.50%) SDLC
9 192 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
10 174 (11.15%) Waterfall
11 145 (9.29%) Asset Management
12 138 (8.85%) Project Delivery
13 125 (8.01%) User Acceptance Testing
14 117 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
15 116 (7.44%) Data Analysis
15 116 (7.44%) Workshop Facilitation
16 115 (7.37%) Use Case
17 110 (7.05%) Acceptance Criteria
18 104 (6.67%) Analytics
19 102 (6.54%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 272 (17.44%) SQL
2 80 (5.13%) Python
3 66 (4.23%) R
4 19 (1.22%) C
5 18 (1.15%) VBA
6 13 (0.83%) C#
7 12 (0.77%) MATLAB
8 11 (0.71%) Java
9 5 (0.32%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.26%) ABAP
11 3 (0.19%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.13%) PHP
12 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.064%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.064%) Groovy
13 1 (0.064%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.064%) Scala
13 1 (0.064%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 167 (10.71%) Degree
2 104 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 56 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 49 (3.14%) ISEB
5 38 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 33 (2.12%) IIBA
7 23 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.22%) CBAP
9 11 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.71%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.58%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.45%) CFA
12 5 (0.32%) PMP
13 4 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.19%) MBA
14 3 (0.19%) MCSE
14 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.13%) CISA
15 2 (0.13%) CISM
15 2 (0.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.28%) QA
2 26 (1.67%) MiFID
3 23 (1.47%) EMIR
4 17 (1.09%) PMO
5 15 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.45%) GDPR
7 7 (0.45%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.32%) SEPA
9 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.19%) COBIT
11 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.13%) IFRS
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.13%) PSD2
11 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.064%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.064%) ISO 15022
12 1 (0.064%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.064%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.19%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.064%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.064%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 115 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 87 (5.58%) Bloomberg
3 67 (4.29%) SAP
4 36 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
5 34 (2.18%) Oracle
6 26 (1.67%) Tableau
7 23 (1.47%) Capita
8 19 (1.22%) Guidewire
9 16 (1.03%) IBM
10 15 (0.96%) Charles River
10 15 (0.96%) ServiceNow
11 13 (0.83%) Sage
12 11 (0.71%) hybris
13 8 (0.51%) Cognos
13 8 (0.51%) Xero
14 6 (0.38%) Google
14 6 (0.38%) Refinitiv
15 5 (0.32%) Murex
15 5 (0.32%) Unisys
16 4 (0.26%) Adobe