Period
to 23 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 120 89
Rank change year-on-year -14 -31 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,489 3,401 5,235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 2.70% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.83% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,478 2,914 4,391
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £73,500
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 60,757 120,201 145,659
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.58% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 49,284 97,374 117,857
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 23 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the UK

Business Analyst
Top 17 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 23 January 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 -17 1,408 £55,000 +6.80% 166
London +4 787 £64,000 +6.67% 84
UK excluding London -40 669 £45,000 - 88
South East +3 219 £50,000 - 18
Work from Home +12 211 £55,000 +15.79% 11
North of England -52 192 £45,000 - 26
Midlands +3 110 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Yorkshire -50 97 £44,000 -2.22% 8
North West -16 86 £45,000 - 17
South West +4 75 £45,000 +5.88% 10
West Midlands -1 64 £45,500 +2.25% 10
East Midlands +50 46 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Wales +9 28 £42,500 +14.86% 4
Scotland -2 28 £42,500 -5.56% 7
East of England -23 15 £42,500 -22.73% 5
North East 0 9 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Northern Ireland +8 2 £70,000 +115.38%

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 740 (49.70%) Agile Software Development
2 604 (40.56%) Business Analysis
3 457 (30.69%) Finance
4 338 (22.70%) User Stories
5 320 (21.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 315 (21.16%) Requirements Gathering
7 244 (16.39%) SQL
8 211 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
9 178 (11.95%) Project Management
10 174 (11.69%) Waterfall
11 173 (11.62%) Scrum
11 173 (11.62%) Workshop Facilitation
12 166 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
13 148 (9.94%) Project Delivery
14 146 (9.81%) SDLC
15 137 (9.20%) Use Case
16 129 (8.66%) Degree
17 120 (8.06%) Front Office
18 114 (7.66%) JIRA
19 111 (7.45%) Azure
19 111 (7.45%) AWS
20 110 (7.39%) Acceptance Criteria
21 107 (7.19%) Microsoft
22 106 (7.12%) Asset Management
23 102 (6.85%) Banking
24 94 (6.31%) Python
24 94 (6.31%) SaaS
25 92 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
26 89 (5.98%) User Acceptance Testing
27 86 (5.78%) Data Analysis

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 52 (3.49%) Confluence
2 24 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.87%) CMS
4 8 (0.54%) Apache
5 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.13%) Appian
5 2 (0.13%) SAS
5 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.067%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.067%) Liferay
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 66 (4.43%) MS Visio
2 62 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.067%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.067%) Figma
8 1 (0.067%) Maya
Business Applications
1 35 (2.35%) Markit EDM
2 34 (2.28%) Eagle PACE
3 28 (1.88%) PolarLake
4 22 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.67%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.67%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.34%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.27%) Magento
10 4 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.27%) SAP LE
11 3 (0.20%) SAP HCM
11 3 (0.20%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.20%) Shopify
11 3 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 111 (7.45%) AWS
1 111 (7.45%) Azure
2 94 (6.31%) SaaS
3 54 (3.63%) Power Platform
4 19 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
4 19 (1.28%) GCP
5 15 (1.01%) Office 365
6 14 (0.94%) G Suite
7 11 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.74%) Serverless
8 9 (0.60%) Power Automate
8 9 (0.60%) PowerApps
9 7 (0.47%) Lucidchart
10 5 (0.34%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.27%) PaaS
11 4 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.13%) Mavenlink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.67%) HTTP
2 7 (0.47%) SSL
3 4 (0.27%) Network Security
3 4 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.20%) LAN
4 3 (0.20%) WAN
5 2 (0.13%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.13%) PBX
6 1 (0.067%) NAS
6 1 (0.067%) Skype
6 1 (0.067%) SNMP
6 1 (0.067%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.56%) Power BI
2 50 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 41 (2.75%) Big Data
5 34 (2.28%) Tableau
6 14 (0.94%) Data Lake
6 14 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.67%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.67%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.60%) MySQL
11 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.40%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.40%) DB2
12 6 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
13 5 (0.34%) Data Mart
13 5 (0.34%) SAP Data Services
14 4 (0.27%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 114 (7.66%) JIRA
2 17 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.27%) Balsamiq
5 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.27%) Toad
6 1 (0.067%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.067%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.067%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.067%) LSMW
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Forms
General
1 457 (30.69%) Finance
2 120 (8.06%) Front Office
3 102 (6.85%) Banking
4 75 (5.04%) Retail
5 64 (4.30%) Back Office
6 42 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.55%) Marketing
8 36 (2.42%) Advertising
9 32 (2.15%) Public Sector
10 26 (1.75%) Investment Banking
11 23 (1.54%) Law
12 22 (1.48%) Legal
13 17 (1.14%) Telecoms
14 16 (1.07%) Games
15 12 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.60%) Automotive
17 8 (0.54%) Billing
18 7 (0.47%) French Language
19 6 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
20 5 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.49%) Web Services
2 32 (2.15%) HTML
3 30 (2.01%) XML
4 23 (1.54%) FIX Protocol
4 23 (1.54%) JSON
5 15 (1.01%) EDI
6 14 (0.94%) Middleware
7 9 (0.60%) .NET
7 9 (0.60%) FpML
7 9 (0.60%) Kafka
8 8 (0.54%) RESTful
9 7 (0.47%) Apache NiFi
9 7 (0.47%) Gherkin
9 7 (0.47%) REST
10 6 (0.40%) EDIFACT
11 5 (0.34%) CSS
11 5 (0.34%) Murex MxML
12 4 (0.27%) SOAP
13 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 211 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (5.57%) Fixed Income
3 72 (4.84%) User Experience
4 69 (4.63%) Hedge funds
5 53 (3.56%) Reference Data
6 50 (3.36%) Equities
7 47 (3.16%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.22%) Derivative
9 29 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 27 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
11 26 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
11 26 (1.75%) Reinsurance
12 23 (1.54%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
14 16 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.74%) Market Risk
15 11 (0.74%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
16 8 (0.54%) SWIFT
17 7 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (0.81%) Windows
2 7 (0.47%) Android
3 4 (0.27%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.20%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.13%) Linux
5 2 (0.13%) Unix
6 1 (0.067%) VMS
6 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (49.70%) Agile Software Development
2 604 (40.56%) Business Analysis
3 338 (22.70%) User Stories
4 320 (21.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 315 (21.16%) Requirements Gathering
6 178 (11.95%) Project Management
7 174 (11.69%) Waterfall
8 173 (11.62%) Scrum
8 173 (11.62%) Workshop Facilitation
9 166 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
10 148 (9.94%) Project Delivery
11 146 (9.81%) SDLC
12 137 (9.20%) Use Case
13 110 (7.39%) Acceptance Criteria
14 106 (7.12%) Asset Management
15 92 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
16 89 (5.98%) User Acceptance Testing
17 86 (5.78%) Data Analysis
18 85 (5.71%) Business Case
19 83 (5.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 244 (16.39%) SQL
2 94 (6.31%) Python
3 59 (3.96%) Java
4 31 (2.08%) R
5 14 (0.94%) C
6 12 (0.81%) C#
7 9 (0.60%) VBA
8 6 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.40%) X++
9 5 (0.34%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.13%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.13%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.13%) VB
10 2 (0.13%) VB6
10 2 (0.13%) XPath
10 2 (0.13%) XQuery
11 1 (0.067%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.067%) Go
11 1 (0.067%) Scala
Qualifications
1 129 (8.66%) Degree
2 77 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.69%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.55%) ISEB
6 28 (1.88%) IIBA
7 13 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.60%) PMP
10 7 (0.47%) CBAP
11 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.34%) ACCA
13 4 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.13%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.13%) CIMA
14 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
15 1 (0.067%) AAT
15 1 (0.067%) APMG
15 1 (0.067%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.56%) QA
2 27 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.01%) MiFID
3 15 (1.01%) PMO
4 14 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.81%) GDPR
6 9 (0.60%) IFRS
7 7 (0.47%) SLA
8 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.34%) SEPA
10 4 (0.27%) EMIR
10 4 (0.27%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.13%) COBIT
11 2 (0.13%) COREP
11 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.067%) WMI
Vendors
1 107 (7.19%) Microsoft
2 66 (4.43%) SAP
3 63 (4.23%) Bloomberg
4 44 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
5 34 (2.28%) Oracle
6 21 (1.41%) Charles River
7 10 (0.67%) ServiceNow
8 8 (0.54%) Cadence
9 7 (0.47%) hybris
9 7 (0.47%) Reuters
10 5 (0.34%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.34%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.34%) Google
10 5 (0.34%) Murex
11 4 (0.27%) BiZZdesign
11 4 (0.27%) BT
11 4 (0.27%) Fidessa
11 4 (0.27%) Sparx
12 3 (0.20%) ATG
12 3 (0.20%) Sage