Period
to 25 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 96 85
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,450 4,814 6,240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 3.32% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 3.46% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,161 3,785 5,175
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £72,500
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 87,830 139,330 167,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 96.02% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70,479 110,697 136,265
Median annual salary £52,600 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.20% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 19 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 May 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 -23 2,316 £52,500 +0.96% 51
London -21 1,323 £60,000 - 19
UK excluding London -40 1,083 £45,000 - 33
South East -19 343 £50,000 - 8
North of England -24 309 £47,500 +5.56% 9
North West -45 156 £48,000 +3.23% 5
Yorkshire +12 146 £46,750 +7.47% 3
South West -30 134 £45,000 +4.65% 3
Midlands -39 127 £43,552 -3.22% 10
Work from Home -52 101 £50,000 -9.09% 9
West Midlands -32 96 £45,000 - 7
East of England +16 84 £52,500 +2.44% 2
Scotland -29 53 £46,750 +14.02% 1
East Midlands -24 30 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Wales -30 28 £39,537 -11.15%
Northern Ireland +14 7 £40,000 +11.11%
North East +7 7 £46,250 +20.66% 1
Channel Islands -2 2 £55,000 -21.43%
Isle of Man +1 1 £60,000 +20.00%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,234 (50.37%) Agile Software Development
2 998 (40.73%) Business Analysis
3 834 (34.04%) Finance
4 613 (25.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 529 (21.59%) Requirements Gathering
6 473 (19.31%) User Stories
7 369 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
8 367 (14.98%) Project Management
9 348 (14.20%) SQL
10 319 (13.02%) Scrum
11 299 (12.20%) SDLC
12 287 (11.71%) Waterfall
13 282 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
14 245 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 236 (9.63%) JIRA
16 235 (9.59%) Project Delivery
17 217 (8.86%) Workshop Facilitation
18 213 (8.69%) Degree
19 209 (8.53%) Retail
20 199 (8.12%) Banking
21 192 (7.84%) Use Case
22 181 (7.39%) Microsoft
23 180 (7.35%) Data Modelling
24 168 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
25 163 (6.65%) Data Analysis
26 155 (6.33%) User Experience
27 149 (6.08%) Asset Management
28 146 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
29 138 (5.63%) QA
30 137 (5.59%) Analytics

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
1 119 (4.86%) Confluence
2 51 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 22 (0.90%) CMS
4 7 (0.29%) Alfresco
5 6 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.16%) Apache
7 4 (0.16%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.12%) Documentum
8 3 (0.12%) SAS
9 2 (0.082%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.082%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.082%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.082%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.041%) Appian
10 1 (0.041%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.041%) Umbraco
Applications
1 146 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (5.43%) MS Visio
3 105 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
4 77 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.082%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.082%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.082%) MadCap Flare
8 1 (0.041%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 40 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.82%) Markit EDM
3 17 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.69%) NetSuite
4 16 (0.65%) Eagle PACE
4 16 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.65%) PolarLake
5 12 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 11 (0.45%) thinkFolio
7 10 (0.41%) SAP CO
7 10 (0.41%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
8 9 (0.37%) Magento
9 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.29%) Primavera
10 7 (0.29%) SAP SD
11 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.24%) SAP APO
11 6 (0.24%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 98 (4.00%) Azure
2 88 (3.59%) SaaS
3 87 (3.55%) Power Platform
4 55 (2.24%) AWS
5 36 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (0.98%) Office 365
7 20 (0.82%) Trello
8 10 (0.41%) PaaS
9 8 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
9 8 (0.33%) PowerApps
10 7 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.20%) Lucidchart
11 5 (0.20%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.20%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.16%) Serverless
13 3 (0.12%) Basecamp
13 3 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 2 (0.082%) GCP
14 2 (0.082%) Heroku
14 2 (0.082%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.90%) Intranet
2 8 (0.33%) Internet
2 8 (0.33%) Skype
3 3 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.082%) CHAP
4 2 (0.082%) MVNO
5 1 (0.041%) Firewall
5 1 (0.041%) HTTP
5 1 (0.041%) NAS
5 1 (0.041%) Network Security
5 1 (0.041%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
2 77 (3.14%) Power BI
3 61 (2.49%) SQL Server
4 26 (1.06%) Big Data
5 22 (0.90%) Data Lake
6 19 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 18 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.57%) Data Mining
8 14 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (0.41%) MySQL
10 9 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.29%) SQLPlus
12 6 (0.24%) Geospatial Data
13 5 (0.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.20%) GIS
13 5 (0.20%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.20%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.16%) Qlik Sense
14 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 236 (9.63%) JIRA
2 16 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.37%) Toad
4 5 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (0.20%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.16%) Balsamiq
5 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.12%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.12%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.12%) Subversion
7 2 (0.082%) Postman
7 2 (0.082%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.082%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.041%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.041%) ERwin
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.041%) RequisitePro
General
1 834 (34.04%) Finance
2 209 (8.53%) Retail
3 199 (8.12%) Banking
4 105 (4.29%) Marketing
5 87 (3.55%) Front Office
6 71 (2.90%) Back Office
7 53 (2.16%) Law
8 43 (1.76%) Public Sector
9 40 (1.63%) Legal
10 34 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 34 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 33 (1.35%) Retail Banking
12 31 (1.27%) Local Government
13 30 (1.22%) Telecoms
14 25 (1.02%) Police
15 22 (0.90%) Advertising
16 18 (0.73%) French Language
17 16 (0.65%) Private Banking
18 14 (0.57%) Financial Institution
19 13 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (2.41%) .NET
2 40 (1.63%) Web Services
3 27 (1.10%) XML
4 20 (0.82%) HTML
5 19 (0.78%) .NET Framework
6 13 (0.53%) CSS
7 12 (0.49%) REST
8 10 (0.41%) JSON
9 7 (0.29%) Gherkin
10 6 (0.24%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.20%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.20%) FpML
11 5 (0.20%) Middleware
11 5 (0.20%) React
11 5 (0.20%) SOAP
12 4 (0.16%) Ajax
12 4 (0.16%) EDI
12 4 (0.16%) SailPoint
12 4 (0.16%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 369 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (6.33%) User Experience
3 100 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 84 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 71 (2.90%) Fixed Income
6 41 (1.67%) Derivative
7 38 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 37 (1.51%) Reinsurance
9 36 (1.47%) Equities
10 32 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (1.22%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.18%) Hedge funds
13 27 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
14 25 (1.02%) Credit Risk
15 22 (0.90%) Virtual Team
16 19 (0.78%) Data Structures
17 18 (0.73%) FMCG
17 18 (0.73%) OTC Derivatives
17 18 (0.73%) Reference Data
18 17 (0.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (0.37%) Android
1 9 (0.37%) Apple iOS
1 9 (0.37%) Windows
2 3 (0.12%) Unix
3 2 (0.082%) Debian
3 2 (0.082%) Linux
3 2 (0.082%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.041%) Solaris
4 1 (0.041%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,234 (50.37%) Agile Software Development
2 998 (40.73%) Business Analysis
3 613 (25.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 529 (21.59%) Requirements Gathering
5 473 (19.31%) User Stories
6 367 (14.98%) Project Management
7 319 (13.02%) Scrum
8 299 (12.20%) SDLC
9 287 (11.71%) Waterfall
10 282 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
11 245 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 235 (9.59%) Project Delivery
13 217 (8.86%) Workshop Facilitation
14 192 (7.84%) Use Case
15 180 (7.35%) Data Modelling
16 168 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
17 163 (6.65%) Data Analysis
18 149 (6.08%) Asset Management
19 137 (5.59%) Analytics
20 134 (5.47%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 348 (14.20%) SQL
2 46 (1.88%) Python
3 35 (1.43%) C
4 32 (1.31%) R
5 28 (1.14%) C#
6 23 (0.94%) Java
7 20 (0.82%) VBA
8 19 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.41%) MATLAB
10 7 (0.29%) PHP
10 7 (0.29%) VB
11 4 (0.16%) ABAP
11 4 (0.16%) C++
11 4 (0.16%) Scala
12 3 (0.12%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.082%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.041%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.041%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.041%) Groovy
14 1 (0.041%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 213 (8.69%) Degree
2 119 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 78 (3.18%) ISEB
4 64 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 52 (2.12%) IIBA
6 36 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.22%) CBAP
8 26 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 15 (0.61%) PMP
11 13 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.24%) CFA
12 6 (0.24%) MCSE
12 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.20%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 5 (0.20%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 4 (0.16%) APMP
14 4 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (5.63%) QA
2 33 (1.35%) PMO
3 25 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.94%) MiFID
5 20 (0.82%) EMIR
6 19 (0.78%) GDPR
7 13 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.49%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.24%) COBIT
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.16%) PSD2
12 3 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.12%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.12%) SEPA
13 2 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.082%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.082%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.12%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.082%) Docker
3 1 (0.041%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.041%) Firmware
3 1 (0.041%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.12%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 2 (0.082%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.041%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.041%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.041%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 181 (7.39%) Microsoft
2 78 (3.18%) SAP
3 66 (2.69%) Oracle
4 56 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (1.88%) Bloomberg
6 42 (1.71%) Tableau
7 37 (1.51%) ServiceNow
8 33 (1.35%) Capita
9 28 (1.14%) IBM
10 17 (0.69%) hybris
11 16 (0.65%) Cognos
11 16 (0.65%) Guidewire
12 14 (0.57%) Charles River
12 14 (0.57%) Sage
13 11 (0.45%) Murex
14 8 (0.33%) Xero
15 6 (0.24%) FIS
16 5 (0.20%) Adobe
16 5 (0.20%) Calypso
16 5 (0.20%) JD Edwards