Period
to 25 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £50,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 138 100
Rank change year-on-year -3 -38 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,851 1,729 4,577
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.54% 2.44% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 2.57% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,332 1,470 3,564
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,000 £35,538
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,250 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.07% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 102,551 67,238 138,278
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.19% 95.03% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 72,936 54,858 111,762
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 July 2021.

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 25 July 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 -2 2,610 £52,500 -4.55% 211
UK excluding London +34 1,561 £45,000 -4.76% 134
London -36 1,128 £62,500 +4.17% 89
Work from Home +9 469 £54,000 +8.00% 36
North of England +30 424 £45,000 -2.70% 61
Midlands +77 393 £45,000 - 23
South East -18 372 £47,500 -5.00% 25
West Midlands +55 254 £45,000 - 16
North West +37 246 £44,000 -7.37% 31
Yorkshire +4 166 £45,000 -1.68% 28
East Midlands +58 139 £45,000 +8.43% 7
South West -42 132 £42,500 -5.56% 6
East of England +16 107 £50,000 - 7
Scotland -20 86 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Wales +17 45 £42,500 +40.29% 2
North East -9 14 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Northern Ireland -32 7 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Isle of Man -12 1 £47,500 +30.14%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1,432 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,091 (38.27%) Business Analysis
3 942 (33.04%) Finance
4 839 (29.43%) Social Skills
5 681 (23.89%) Requirements Gathering
6 618 (21.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 568 (19.92%) User Stories
8 444 (15.57%) Waterfall
9 438 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
10 423 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
11 391 (13.71%) Workshop Facilitation
12 385 (13.50%) Scrum
13 343 (12.03%) SDLC
14 335 (11.75%) Project Management
15 314 (11.01%) SQL
16 258 (9.05%) Microsoft
17 254 (8.91%) Project Delivery
18 252 (8.84%) JIRA
19 243 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
20 237 (8.31%) ERP
21 221 (7.75%) Degree
22 213 (7.47%) Banking
23 212 (7.44%) Acceptance Criteria
24 202 (7.09%) Business Case
25 180 (6.31%) Use Case
26 177 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
27 168 (5.89%) User Experience
28 165 (5.79%) QA
29 161 (5.65%) Analytics
30 158 (5.54%) Microsoft Office

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
1 125 (4.38%) Confluence
2 29 (1.02%) CMS
3 27 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.25%) SAS
5 4 (0.14%) WordPress
6 3 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.070%) Appian
7 2 (0.070%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.070%) Drupal
7 2 (0.070%) Liferay
8 1 (0.035%) Apache
8 1 (0.035%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.035%) IIS
8 1 (0.035%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 158 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 147 (5.16%) MS Visio
3 135 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 64 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.21%) Windchill
8 2 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.070%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.070%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.035%) InVision
9 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.035%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 36 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.77%) NetSuite
3 22 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 13 (0.46%) SAP MM
6 12 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.42%) SAP APO
7 11 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 9 (0.32%) Magento
8 9 (0.32%) SAP SCM
9 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.28%) SAP HR
9 8 (0.28%) thinkFolio
10 6 (0.21%) iTrent
10 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.18%) Primavera
11 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 154 (5.40%) SaaS
2 150 (5.26%) Azure
3 97 (3.40%) Power Platform
4 74 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
5 45 (1.58%) AWS
6 30 (1.05%) Microsoft 365
7 15 (0.53%) Lucidchart
8 14 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.49%) PaaS
9 13 (0.46%) GCP
10 12 (0.42%) Trello
11 11 (0.39%) PowerApps
11 11 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.35%) Power Automate
13 7 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
13 7 (0.25%) Miro
13 7 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 7 (0.25%) Slack
14 5 (0.18%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.39%) LAN
1 11 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (0.35%) WAN
3 8 (0.28%) Network Security
4 6 (0.21%) Internet
5 4 (0.14%) 5G
5 4 (0.14%) Broadband
6 3 (0.11%) Firewall
6 3 (0.11%) HTTP
6 3 (0.11%) Intranet
6 3 (0.11%) SMS
6 3 (0.11%) VPN
6 3 (0.11%) WebEx
7 2 (0.070%) DAB
7 2 (0.070%) DNS
7 2 (0.070%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.070%) FTP
7 2 (0.070%) SMTP
8 1 (0.035%) PBX
8 1 (0.035%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (2.98%) Power BI
2 44 (1.54%) Tableau
3 40 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (1.23%) SQL Server
5 32 (1.12%) Big Data
6 21 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 18 (0.63%) Data Mart
8 11 (0.39%) Blockchain
8 11 (0.39%) Data Lake
9 9 (0.32%) Looker
9 9 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.28%) BigQuery
11 7 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.21%) DTS
12 6 (0.21%) Metadata
12 6 (0.21%) MS Access
12 6 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 252 (8.84%) JIRA
2 12 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (0.25%) Balsamiq
5 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.14%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.070%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.070%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.035%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.035%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.035%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.035%) Postman
General
1 942 (33.04%) Finance
2 839 (29.43%) Social Skills
3 438 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
4 213 (7.47%) Banking
5 147 (5.16%) Presentation Skills
6 126 (4.42%) Retail
7 121 (4.24%) Manufacturing
8 107 (3.75%) Public Sector
9 105 (3.68%) Organisational Skills
10 97 (3.40%) Front Office
11 95 (3.33%) Marketing
12 89 (3.12%) Influencing Skills
13 88 (3.09%) Law
14 83 (2.91%) Legal
15 73 (2.56%) Advertising
15 73 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
16 64 (2.24%) Telecoms
17 46 (1.61%) Investment Banking
18 39 (1.37%) Back Office
18 39 (1.37%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.51%) .NET
2 25 (0.88%) XML
3 19 (0.67%) EDI
3 19 (0.67%) Web Services
4 18 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
5 17 (0.60%) HTML
6 15 (0.53%) Murex MxML
7 14 (0.49%) JSON
8 10 (0.35%) COM
9 9 (0.32%) SOAP
10 7 (0.25%) REST
11 6 (0.21%) Gherkin
11 6 (0.21%) RESTful
12 5 (0.18%) Django
13 4 (0.14%) FpML
13 4 (0.14%) J2EE
13 4 (0.14%) Velocity
14 3 (0.11%) HTML5
14 3 (0.11%) Middleware
14 3 (0.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 168 (5.89%) User Experience
2 121 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
3 79 (2.77%) Derivative
4 72 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 63 (2.21%) Equities
6 58 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 42 (1.47%) Credit Risk
8 40 (1.40%) Fixed Income
9 39 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 34 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
11 33 (1.16%) Hedge funds
12 31 (1.09%) Reinsurance
13 30 (1.05%) Mobile App
14 29 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
15 28 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 28 (0.98%) Virtual Team
16 27 (0.95%) FMCG
17 25 (0.88%) Algorithms
17 25 (0.88%) Market Risk
18 23 (0.81%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 35 (1.23%) Windows
2 10 (0.35%) Linux
3 8 (0.28%) Android
3 8 (0.28%) Unix
4 3 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,432 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,091 (38.27%) Business Analysis
3 681 (23.89%) Requirements Gathering
4 618 (21.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 568 (19.92%) User Stories
6 444 (15.57%) Waterfall
7 423 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
8 391 (13.71%) Workshop Facilitation
9 385 (13.50%) Scrum
10 343 (12.03%) SDLC
11 335 (11.75%) Project Management
12 254 (8.91%) Project Delivery
13 243 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 237 (8.31%) ERP
15 212 (7.44%) Acceptance Criteria
16 202 (7.09%) Business Case
17 180 (6.31%) Use Case
18 177 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
19 161 (5.65%) Analytics
20 158 (5.54%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 314 (11.01%) SQL
2 60 (2.10%) Python
3 32 (1.12%) Java
4 30 (1.05%) C
5 27 (0.95%) C#
6 15 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 12 (0.42%) VBA
8 11 (0.39%) R
9 6 (0.21%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.14%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.11%) C++
11 3 (0.11%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.070%) SOQL
13 1 (0.035%) COBOL
13 1 (0.035%) PHP
13 1 (0.035%) RPG
13 1 (0.035%) RPG IV
13 1 (0.035%) RPG/400
13 1 (0.035%) Smalltalk
13 1 (0.035%) VB
Qualifications
1 221 (7.75%) Degree
2 81 (2.84%) ISEB
3 74 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 56 (1.96%) IIBA
5 43 (1.51%) SC Cleared
6 39 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.84%) CBAP
9 17 (0.60%) PMI Certification
10 16 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.53%) CCAB
12 10 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.28%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.25%) AAT
15 6 (0.21%) CIMA
16 5 (0.18%) PMP
17 4 (0.14%) APMG
17 4 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 3 (0.11%) ACCA
18 3 (0.11%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (5.79%) QA
2 59 (2.07%) PMO
3 33 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 32 (1.12%) MiFID
5 25 (0.88%) GDPR
6 20 (0.70%) IFRS
7 18 (0.63%) SLA
8 12 (0.42%) EMIR
8 12 (0.42%) Solvency II
9 11 (0.39%) Accessibility
10 8 (0.28%) COREP
10 8 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.21%) GxP
11 6 (0.21%) ISO 20022
11 6 (0.21%) SEPA
12 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.070%) GRC
14 2 (0.070%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.070%) HDFS
4 1 (0.035%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (0.32%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.070%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.070%) WMI
3 1 (0.035%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.035%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.035%) Terraform
3 1 (0.035%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 258 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 106 (3.72%) SAP
3 105 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
4 64 (2.24%) Oracle
5 38 (1.33%) ServiceNow
6 21 (0.74%) JD Edwards
7 19 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 18 (0.63%) Murex
9 16 (0.56%) Charles River
9 16 (0.56%) IBM
9 16 (0.56%) IFS
9 16 (0.56%) Sparx
10 14 (0.49%) hybris
11 13 (0.46%) Google
12 11 (0.39%) Adobe
12 11 (0.39%) Cisco
13 10 (0.35%) Pega
14 9 (0.32%) Fortinet
14 9 (0.32%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.28%) Bloomberg