Period
to

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 155 134 124
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 4,281 2,343 2,477
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.63% 2.55% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 2.76% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,425 1,948 2,085
10th Percentile £37,739 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,670 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.55% -3.49% +5.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,333 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year +7.41% -2.70% +2.78%

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 150,788 84,974 88,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.51% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81,859 64,813 71,897
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,469 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -13 3,801 £55,637 +5.97% 282
UK excluding London +24 2,092 £48,333 +7.41% 160
Work from Home +22 1,923 £55,000 +10.00% 91
London -29 1,923 £65,000 +4.00% 131
North of England +28 635 £47,000 +5.62% 49
South East +3 502 £52,500 +10.53% 31
Midlands -21 379 £49,000 +8.89% 44
North West +6 325 £47,500 +11.76% 31
West Midlands -3 285 £50,000 +11.11% 32
Yorkshire +41 272 £45,000 - 16
South West +54 205 £45,000 +11.80% 13
Scotland +20 168 £52,500 +16.67% 6
East Midlands -41 92 £46,085 +8.44% 12
East of England -63 91 £55,000 +18.92% 11
Wales -4 88 £44,000 +17.33% 5
North East +9 38 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Northern Ireland +14 33 £40,000 +6.67% 1

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Business Analyst job roles required the following 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 2,229 (52.07%) Agile
2 1,802 (42.09%) Business Analysis
3 1,411 (32.96%) Social Skills
4 1,309 (30.58%) Finance
5 1,122 (26.21%) User Stories
6 1,095 (25.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 856 (20.00%) Requirements Gathering
8 699 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
9 674 (15.74%) Workshop Facilitation
10 615 (14.37%) Waterfall
11 593 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
12 538 (12.57%) Project Management
13 516 (12.05%) Scrum
14 505 (11.80%) SQL
15 487 (11.38%) Acceptance Criteria
16 476 (11.12%) JIRA
17 458 (10.70%) User Acceptance Testing
17 458 (10.70%) SDLC
18 410 (9.58%) Retail
19 351 (8.20%) Use Case
20 346 (8.08%) Business Case
21 329 (7.69%) User Experience
22 328 (7.66%) Data Analysis
22 328 (7.66%) Project Delivery
23 324 (7.57%) Microsoft
24 321 (7.50%) Presentation Skills
25 312 (7.29%) Degree
26 305 (7.12%) Banking
27 283 (6.61%) Analytics
28 279 (6.52%) MS Visio

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
1 243 (5.68%) Confluence
2 62 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 35 (0.82%) CMS
4 10 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (0.21%) EPiServer
6 7 (0.16%) Drupal
7 6 (0.14%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.12%) SAS
9 3 (0.070%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.047%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.047%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.047%) Podio
10 2 (0.047%) WordPress
11 1 (0.023%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.023%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.023%) IIS
11 1 (0.023%) Kentico
11 1 (0.023%) Liferay
11 1 (0.023%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.023%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 279 (6.52%) MS Visio
2 234 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 216 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
4 115 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.023%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 52 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.37%) NetSuite
3 12 (0.28%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.28%) SAP FI
3 12 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (0.26%) iTrent
5 9 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 8 (0.19%) Loan IQ
6 8 (0.19%) Magento
7 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
9 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.12%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.093%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.093%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 4 (0.093%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 220 (5.14%) Azure
2 179 (4.18%) Power Platform
3 133 (3.11%) SaaS
4 71 (1.66%) Microsoft 365
5 61 (1.42%) AWS
6 42 (0.98%) Trello
7 39 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
8 29 (0.68%) GCP
9 24 (0.56%) PowerApps
10 19 (0.44%) Snowflake
11 16 (0.37%) Lucidchart
12 15 (0.35%) Collibra
13 14 (0.33%) GitHub
13 14 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 14 (0.33%) Slack
14 12 (0.28%) Google Analytics
14 12 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 9 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (0.21%) Power Automate
16 8 (0.19%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (0.35%) Internet
3 11 (0.26%) LAN
3 11 (0.26%) WAN
4 7 (0.16%) VPN
5 6 (0.14%) Firewall
5 6 (0.14%) Network Security
5 6 (0.14%) WebEx
6 4 (0.093%) Broadband
6 4 (0.093%) Intranet
7 2 (0.047%) ADSL
7 2 (0.047%) MPLS
7 2 (0.047%) SAN
8 1 (0.023%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.023%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.023%) FTP
8 1 (0.023%) HTTP
8 1 (0.023%) NFC
8 1 (0.023%) RFID
8 1 (0.023%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (3.67%) Power BI
2 112 (2.62%) SQL Server
3 70 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 58 (1.35%) Big Data
6 43 (1.00%) Tableau
7 35 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (0.72%) Data Lake
9 27 (0.63%) QlikView
10 24 (0.56%) Qlik Sense
11 21 (0.49%) Looker
12 16 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (0.35%) SAP HANA
14 13 (0.30%) BigQuery
15 12 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
16 11 (0.26%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.26%) MySQL
17 9 (0.21%) MS Access
18 8 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
19 7 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 476 (11.12%) JIRA
2 20 (0.47%) Balsamiq
2 20 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.30%) Axure RP
4 9 (0.21%) Eclipse
4 9 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.16%) Toad
6 5 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.070%) GitLab
7 3 (0.070%) Postman
7 3 (0.070%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.047%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.047%) PyCharm
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.023%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.023%) YouTrack
General
1 1,411 (32.96%) Social Skills
2 1,309 (30.58%) Finance
3 699 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
4 410 (9.58%) Retail
5 321 (7.50%) Presentation Skills
6 305 (7.12%) Banking
7 245 (5.72%) Public Sector
8 210 (4.91%) Influencing Skills
9 150 (3.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 119 (2.78%) Manufacturing
10 119 (2.78%) Organisational Skills
11 114 (2.66%) Front Office
12 107 (2.50%) Legal
12 107 (2.50%) Marketing
13 103 (2.41%) Law
14 100 (2.34%) Advertising
15 75 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
16 60 (1.40%) Investment Banking
17 59 (1.38%) Financial Institution
18 54 (1.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (0.98%) XML
2 41 (0.96%) EDI
3 34 (0.79%) .NET
4 30 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
5 22 (0.51%) Lightning Web Components
6 20 (0.47%) JSON
7 18 (0.42%) HTML
8 14 (0.33%) Gherkin
8 14 (0.33%) Web Services
9 13 (0.30%) CSS
10 12 (0.28%) REST
10 12 (0.28%) SOAP
11 11 (0.26%) ADO
12 10 (0.23%) RESTful
13 9 (0.21%) Apache Flex
14 8 (0.19%) COM
14 8 (0.19%) Middleware
14 8 (0.19%) XSLT
15 5 (0.12%) EDIFACT
15 5 (0.12%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 329 (7.69%) User Experience
2 131 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 108 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
4 92 (2.15%) Fixed Income
5 81 (1.89%) IoT
6 72 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 71 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 70 (1.64%) Derivative
9 63 (1.47%) Smart Meter
10 57 (1.33%) Equities
11 54 (1.26%) Reinsurance
12 53 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
13 52 (1.21%) Credit Risk
14 51 (1.19%) Virtual Team
15 39 (0.91%) Mobile App
16 35 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
17 32 (0.75%) NHS
18 30 (0.70%) Blockchain
19 28 (0.65%) PMI
20 24 (0.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (0.23%) Windows
2 7 (0.16%) Apple iOS
2 7 (0.16%) Unix
3 3 (0.070%) Android
3 3 (0.070%) VMS
3 3 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,229 (52.07%) Agile
2 1,802 (42.09%) Business Analysis
3 1,122 (26.21%) User Stories
4 1,095 (25.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 856 (20.00%) Requirements Gathering
6 674 (15.74%) Workshop Facilitation
7 615 (14.37%) Waterfall
8 593 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
9 538 (12.57%) Project Management
10 516 (12.05%) Scrum
11 487 (11.38%) Acceptance Criteria
12 458 (10.70%) SDLC
12 458 (10.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 351 (8.20%) Use Case
14 346 (8.08%) Business Case
15 328 (7.66%) Data Analysis
15 328 (7.66%) Project Delivery
16 283 (6.61%) Analytics
17 273 (6.38%) Data Modelling
18 271 (6.33%) Epics
Programming Languages
1 505 (11.80%) SQL
2 75 (1.75%) Python
3 33 (0.77%) Java
4 32 (0.75%) C
4 32 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 31 (0.72%) VBA
6 27 (0.63%) T-SQL
7 18 (0.42%) PL/SQL
8 16 (0.37%) MATLAB
9 14 (0.33%) C#
10 8 (0.19%) R
11 7 (0.16%) C++
11 7 (0.16%) PHP
12 6 (0.14%) Kotlin
13 4 (0.093%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.093%) VB
14 2 (0.047%) Bash
15 1 (0.023%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.023%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.023%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 312 (7.29%) Degree
2 173 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 141 (3.29%) ISEB
4 117 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 85 (1.99%) IIBA
6 47 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 39 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 32 (0.75%) CBAP
9 28 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (0.47%) DBS Check
11 17 (0.40%) ISTQB
12 15 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 14 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
13 14 (0.33%) PMP
14 11 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 7 (0.16%) CSPO
18 6 (0.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (4.09%) QA
2 78 (1.82%) PMO
3 52 (1.21%) MiFID
4 40 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 37 (0.86%) GDPR
6 20 (0.47%) EMIR
6 20 (0.47%) SLA
7 19 (0.44%) IFRS
7 19 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.40%) IFRS 17
9 11 (0.26%) Accessibility
10 9 (0.21%) GRC
11 7 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.16%) SEPA
12 6 (0.14%) GxP
12 6 (0.14%) ISO 20022
13 5 (0.12%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.093%) GMP
14 4 (0.093%) Good Clinical Practice
14 4 (0.093%) ISO 15022
System Software
1 5 (0.12%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (0.23%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.070%) Ansible
2 3 (0.070%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.047%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.047%) Kibana
4 1 (0.023%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.023%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.023%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.023%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.023%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 324 (7.57%) Microsoft
2 154 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
3 120 (2.80%) SAP
4 84 (1.96%) Oracle
5 52 (1.21%) Atlassian
6 39 (0.91%) Charles River
7 33 (0.77%) Google
8 28 (0.65%) ServiceNow
9 21 (0.49%) Adobe
10 20 (0.47%) Workday
11 17 (0.40%) IBM
12 16 (0.37%) Databricks
12 16 (0.37%) JD Edwards
13 13 (0.30%) Mercator
14 12 (0.28%) Cognos
15 11 (0.26%) Bloomberg
16 10 (0.23%) Cognizant
17 9 (0.21%) Alteryx
17 9 (0.21%) Pega
17 9 (0.21%) Sitecore