Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 118 92
Rank change year-on-year -11 -26 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 2,083 2,960 5,054
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 2.65% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 2.77% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,747 2,492 3,841
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,238 £36,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -

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 78,200 106,708 142,739
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,472 86,663 115,006
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,880 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 -8 1,934 £52,500 - 202
UK excluding London +16 1,085 £45,000 -3.23% 131
London -13 919 £62,500 +4.17% 81
Work from Home +10 314 £55,000 +10.00% 22
North of England -5 300 £45,000 -5.26% 34
South East +7 294 £49,000 -2.00% 36
Midlands +60 232 £45,000 +5.88% 31
North West +27 165 £43,500 -8.42% 22
West Midlands +18 145 £45,000 - 27
Yorkshire -32 122 £45,000 -3.74% 9
South West -29 102 £41,500 -7.78% 10
East Midlands +60 87 £45,000 +15.38% 4
Scotland -1 55 £45,500 +1.11% 8
East of England +1 53 £42,500 -19.05% 8
Wales +34 46 £39,000 +4.00% 4
North East +18 13 £45,000 - 3
Northern Ireland -6 2 £70,000 +75.00%
Isle of Man -11 1 £47,500 -20.83%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1,059 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
2 814 (39.08%) Business Analysis
3 675 (32.41%) Finance
4 477 (22.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 470 (22.56%) Requirements Gathering
6 424 (20.36%) User Stories
7 299 (14.35%) Waterfall
8 288 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
9 287 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
10 278 (13.35%) Workshop Facilitation
11 259 (12.43%) SQL
12 245 (11.76%) Scrum
13 241 (11.57%) Project Management
14 204 (9.79%) SDLC
15 200 (9.60%) Microsoft
16 199 (9.55%) Project Delivery
17 160 (7.68%) JIRA
18 155 (7.44%) Degree
19 152 (7.30%) SaaS
20 150 (7.20%) Banking
21 149 (7.15%) Use Case
22 145 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
23 144 (6.91%) User Acceptance Testing
24 143 (6.87%) Business Case
25 140 (6.72%) Acceptance Criteria
26 126 (6.05%) ERP
26 126 (6.05%) Azure
27 123 (5.90%) Front Office
28 120 (5.76%) Analytics
29 110 (5.28%) 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 77 (3.70%) Confluence
2 30 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 19 (0.91%) CMS
4 10 (0.48%) Apache
5 4 (0.19%) SAS
6 3 (0.14%) Liferay
7 2 (0.096%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.096%) WordPress
8 1 (0.048%) Appian
8 1 (0.048%) Drupal
8 1 (0.048%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 104 (4.99%) MS Visio
2 103 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 90 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
4 46 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.096%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.048%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.048%) InVision
8 1 (0.048%) Maya
8 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.048%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 34 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.48%) Eagle PACE
5 10 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.38%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.34%) Elite 3E
8 7 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.29%) iTrent
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.24%) Primavera
10 5 (0.24%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.19%) SAP HCM
11 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 152 (7.30%) SaaS
2 126 (6.05%) Azure
3 71 (3.41%) Power Platform
4 68 (3.26%) AWS
5 48 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
6 31 (1.49%) Microsoft 365
7 12 (0.58%) Power Automate
7 12 (0.58%) PowerApps
8 11 (0.53%) Lucidchart
9 9 (0.43%) GCP
10 7 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.34%) PaaS
11 6 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.29%) Trello
12 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.24%) Google Workspace
12 5 (0.24%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.53%) HTTP
2 10 (0.48%) LAN
3 9 (0.43%) WAN
4 8 (0.38%) SSL
5 7 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.14%) PBX
7 2 (0.096%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.048%) DAB
8 1 (0.048%) Firewall
8 1 (0.048%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.048%) NAS
8 1 (0.048%) Skype
8 1 (0.048%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.048%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (2.98%) Power BI
2 55 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.11%) Big Data
4 39 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 39 (1.87%) Tableau
5 19 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (0.77%) Data Mart
7 14 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 12 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.43%) MySQL
10 8 (0.38%) Looker
11 7 (0.34%) Data Lake
11 7 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.29%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.24%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.24%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 160 (7.68%) JIRA
2 17 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.19%) Balsamiq
5 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.14%) Toad
7 2 (0.096%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.048%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.048%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.048%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.048%) LSMW
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Forms
General
1 675 (32.41%) Finance
2 150 (7.20%) Banking
3 123 (5.90%) Front Office
4 90 (4.32%) Retail
5 70 (3.36%) Marketing
6 66 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 64 (3.07%) Law
8 62 (2.98%) Advertising
9 55 (2.64%) Public Sector
10 52 (2.50%) Legal
11 41 (1.97%) Back Office
12 35 (1.68%) Investment Banking
13 30 (1.44%) Telecoms
14 24 (1.15%) Automotive
15 20 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.72%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.62%) Games
18 11 (0.53%) Billing
18 11 (0.53%) Financial Institution
19 10 (0.48%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (1.82%) XML
2 24 (1.15%) HTML
2 24 (1.15%) Web Services
3 23 (1.10%) JSON
4 17 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
5 15 (0.72%) .NET
5 15 (0.72%) Murex MxML
6 12 (0.58%) RESTful
7 11 (0.53%) Kafka
8 10 (0.48%) Middleware
9 8 (0.38%) Apache NiFi
9 8 (0.38%) EDI
9 8 (0.38%) Gherkin
9 8 (0.38%) REST
10 7 (0.34%) SOAP
11 6 (0.29%) FpML
12 4 (0.19%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.19%) COM
13 3 (0.14%) Murex Flex
14 2 (0.096%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 287 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.28%) User Experience
3 82 (3.94%) Derivative
4 60 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 55 (2.64%) Fixed Income
6 54 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 53 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 50 (2.40%) Equities
9 42 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 36 (1.73%) Mobile App
11 33 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
12 25 (1.20%) Market Risk
13 23 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
14 21 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.91%) Reinsurance
16 17 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
17 15 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
18 14 (0.67%) Credit Risk
18 14 (0.67%) FMCG
19 13 (0.62%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (1.20%) Windows
2 9 (0.43%) Android
3 7 (0.34%) Linux
4 6 (0.29%) Unix
5 5 (0.24%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.096%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.048%) VMS
8 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,059 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
2 814 (39.08%) Business Analysis
3 477 (22.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 470 (22.56%) Requirements Gathering
5 424 (20.36%) User Stories
6 299 (14.35%) Waterfall
7 288 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
8 278 (13.35%) Workshop Facilitation
9 245 (11.76%) Scrum
10 241 (11.57%) Project Management
11 204 (9.79%) SDLC
12 199 (9.55%) Project Delivery
13 149 (7.15%) Use Case
14 145 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
15 144 (6.91%) User Acceptance Testing
16 143 (6.87%) Business Case
17 140 (6.72%) Acceptance Criteria
18 126 (6.05%) ERP
19 120 (5.76%) Analytics
20 107 (5.14%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (12.43%) SQL
2 58 (2.78%) Python
3 55 (2.64%) Java
4 21 (1.01%) C
5 12 (0.58%) C#
6 11 (0.53%) VBA
7 8 (0.38%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.24%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.24%) R
9 3 (0.14%) C++
9 3 (0.14%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.14%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.096%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.096%) XPath
10 2 (0.096%) XQuery
11 1 (0.048%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.048%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.048%) RPG
11 1 (0.048%) Scala
11 1 (0.048%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 155 (7.44%) Degree
2 77 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 51 (2.45%) ISEB
4 42 (2.02%) IIBA
4 42 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 36 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (0.62%) CBAP
9 11 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.34%) PMP
11 5 (0.24%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.19%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.19%) ACCA
13 3 (0.14%) CITP
13 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.096%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 2 (0.096%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.04%) QA
2 33 (1.58%) PMO
3 30 (1.44%) MiFID
4 26 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.86%) SLA
6 16 (0.77%) GDPR
7 10 (0.48%) IFRS
8 9 (0.43%) EMIR
9 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.19%) SEPA
10 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.096%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.096%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.048%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.096%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.096%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (0.096%) WMI
2 1 (0.048%) Terraform
Vendors
1 200 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 73 (3.50%) SAP
3 68 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
4 66 (3.17%) Oracle
5 27 (1.30%) Bloomberg
6 24 (1.15%) Charles River
7 17 (0.82%) ServiceNow
8 15 (0.72%) Murex
9 11 (0.53%) Atlassian
9 11 (0.53%) Google
10 9 (0.43%) JD Edwards
11 7 (0.34%) BiZZdesign
11 7 (0.34%) hybris
11 7 (0.34%) Sparx
12 6 (0.29%) Reuters
13 5 (0.24%) Cognizant
13 5 (0.24%) Facebook
13 5 (0.24%) Twitter
13 5 (0.24%) Workday
14 4 (0.19%) Concur