Period
to 23 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 115 88
Rank change year-on-year -18 -27 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 1,171 3,915 5,638
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 2.86% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 3.00% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,088 3,221 4,698
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £86,625 £75,000 £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 46,658 130,716 158,048
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.65% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,589 104,319 127,297
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
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 October 2020.

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 23 October 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 -12 1,132 £55,000 +10.00% 103
London +7 654 £65,000 +8.38% 54
UK excluding London -61 503 £45,000 - 54
South East -9 187 £47,500 -5.00% 12
North of England -63 138 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Work from Home +11 93 £51,250 +7.89% 12
North West -45 77 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Midlands -5 70 £45,000 +5.88% 14
South West +11 68 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire -41 57 £45,000 - 6
West Midlands +10 42 £45,000 +5.88% 9
East Midlands +32 27 £47,875 +12.65% 4
Scotland +20 18 £40,750 -9.08% 5
East of England +10 10 £37,374 -32.05% 4
Wales -4 10 £36,250 -9.38%
North East +1 4 £42,500 +10.37% 1
Northern Ireland +8 1 £23,500 -33.80% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 599 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (41.08%) Business Analysis
3 395 (33.73%) Finance
4 269 (22.97%) Requirements Gathering
5 260 (22.20%) User Stories
6 254 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 247 (21.09%) SQL
8 192 (16.40%) Analytical Skills
9 151 (12.89%) SDLC
9 151 (12.89%) Scrum
10 148 (12.64%) Workshop Facilitation
11 136 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
12 133 (11.36%) Project Management
13 123 (10.50%) Degree
14 122 (10.42%) AWS
15 119 (10.16%) Python
16 118 (10.08%) Waterfall
17 113 (9.65%) Asset Management
18 111 (9.48%) Front Office
19 107 (9.14%) Fixed Income
19 107 (9.14%) Use Case
19 107 (9.14%) Project Delivery
20 98 (8.37%) Wealth Management
21 97 (8.28%) JIRA
22 96 (8.20%) Back Office
22 96 (8.20%) Bloomberg
23 93 (7.94%) Acceptance Criteria
24 92 (7.86%) Hedge funds
25 88 (7.51%) Analytics
26 87 (7.43%) Reference Data

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 51 (4.36%) Confluence
2 14 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.34%) CMS
4 2 (0.17%) Apache
4 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.17%) SAS
4 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.085%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.085%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.085%) Appian
Applications
1 60 (5.12%) MS Visio
2 55 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.43%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.17%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.17%) MadCap Flare
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.085%) Figma
Business Applications
1 74 (6.32%) PolarLake
2 73 (6.23%) Markit EDM
3 70 (5.98%) Eagle PACE
4 12 (1.02%) SAP SD
5 11 (0.94%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.43%) Magento
8 5 (0.43%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.43%) SAP LE
9 4 (0.34%) Endur
9 4 (0.34%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.26%) SAP WM
10 3 (0.26%) Shopify
11 2 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 2 (0.17%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 122 (10.42%) AWS
2 81 (6.92%) Azure
3 48 (4.10%) SaaS
4 42 (3.59%) Power Platform
5 17 (1.45%) GCP
6 12 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (0.94%) G Suite
8 10 (0.85%) Office 365
9 8 (0.68%) Serverless
10 7 (0.60%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.51%) PaaS
12 3 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.26%) Lucidchart
12 3 (0.26%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.17%) Power Automate
14 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.085%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.68%) Skype
2 4 (0.34%) Network Security
3 2 (0.17%) CHAP
3 2 (0.17%) Intranet
3 2 (0.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.085%) Internet
4 1 (0.085%) SNMP
4 1 (0.085%) WAN
4 1 (0.085%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (3.50%) Power BI
3 30 (2.56%) Tableau
4 29 (2.48%) SQL Server
5 26 (2.22%) Big Data
6 13 (1.11%) Data Lake
7 11 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.68%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.60%) Blockchain
11 6 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.51%) DB2
12 3 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.26%) MySQL
12 3 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 97 (8.28%) JIRA
2 9 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.085%) Balsamiq
8 1 (0.085%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.085%) Subversion
General
1 395 (33.73%) Finance
2 111 (9.48%) Front Office
3 96 (8.20%) Back Office
4 66 (5.64%) Banking
5 54 (4.61%) Retail
6 40 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 40 (3.42%) Marketing
7 23 (1.96%) Public Sector
8 19 (1.62%) Law
9 17 (1.45%) Legal
10 16 (1.37%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.28%) Advertising
12 12 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (1.02%) Police
13 11 (0.94%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.85%) French Language
15 8 (0.68%) Games
16 7 (0.60%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.51%) Electronics
18 5 (0.43%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (7.17%) Web Services
2 19 (1.62%) EDI
3 16 (1.37%) HTML
4 15 (1.28%) .NET
4 15 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
5 13 (1.11%) JSON
6 12 (1.02%) XML
7 6 (0.51%) Middleware
7 6 (0.51%) REST
8 5 (0.43%) EDIFACT
9 4 (0.34%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.34%) CSS
9 4 (0.34%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.26%) FpML
11 2 (0.17%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.17%) Flash
11 2 (0.17%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.17%) SAPUI5
11 2 (0.17%) SOAP
11 2 (0.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 192 (16.40%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (9.14%) Fixed Income
3 92 (7.86%) Hedge funds
4 87 (7.43%) Reference Data
5 86 (7.34%) Equities
6 44 (3.76%) User Experience
7 34 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (2.82%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.82%) Reinsurance
9 22 (1.88%) Derivative
10 19 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
13 13 (1.11%) SWIFT
14 10 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.68%) OTC Derivatives
16 7 (0.60%) Credit Risk
16 7 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
16 7 (0.60%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (0.60%) Windows
2 5 (0.43%) Android
3 3 (0.26%) Unix
4 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.17%) Linux
5 1 (0.085%) Solaris
5 1 (0.085%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.085%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (41.08%) Business Analysis
3 269 (22.97%) Requirements Gathering
4 260 (22.20%) User Stories
5 254 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 151 (12.89%) Scrum
6 151 (12.89%) SDLC
7 148 (12.64%) Workshop Facilitation
8 136 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
9 133 (11.36%) Project Management
10 118 (10.08%) Waterfall
11 113 (9.65%) Asset Management
12 107 (9.14%) Project Delivery
12 107 (9.14%) Use Case
13 98 (8.37%) Wealth Management
14 93 (7.94%) Acceptance Criteria
15 88 (7.51%) Analytics
16 85 (7.26%) Data Analysis
17 82 (7.00%) Data Management
18 81 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 247 (21.09%) SQL
2 119 (10.16%) Python
3 80 (6.83%) R
4 25 (2.13%) Java
5 17 (1.45%) C
6 11 (0.94%) VBA
7 9 (0.77%) C#
8 7 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.51%) MATLAB
9 6 (0.51%) X++
10 2 (0.17%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.17%) VB
10 2 (0.17%) VB6
11 1 (0.085%) ABAP
11 1 (0.085%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.085%) Go
11 1 (0.085%) Scala
11 1 (0.085%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.085%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 123 (10.50%) Degree
2 82 (7.00%) Security Cleared
3 48 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 46 (3.93%) ISEB
5 33 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 25 (2.13%) IIBA
7 14 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 12 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.02%) PMP
9 11 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.68%) CBAP
11 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.43%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.17%) ACCA
13 2 (0.17%) APMG
14 1 (0.085%) CISA
14 1 (0.085%) CISM
14 1 (0.085%) CISSP
14 1 (0.085%) MBA
14 1 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.87%) QA
2 26 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.54%) MiFID
4 17 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (1.02%) GDPR
6 11 (0.94%) EMIR
6 11 (0.94%) IFRS
7 7 (0.60%) ISO 20022
7 7 (0.60%) SEPA
8 6 (0.51%) PMO
9 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.43%) SLA
10 3 (0.26%) COBIT
11 2 (0.17%) COREP
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.17%) PSD2
12 1 (0.085%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.085%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.085%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 1 (0.085%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.085%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.085%) WMI
Vendors
1 96 (8.20%) Bloomberg
2 75 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 58 (4.95%) SAP
4 27 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (1.71%) Oracle
6 10 (0.85%) Guidewire
7 8 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
7 8 (0.68%) Cadence
7 8 (0.68%) Capita
8 6 (0.51%) Charles River
8 6 (0.51%) ServiceNow
8 6 (0.51%) Sparx
9 5 (0.43%) Google
9 5 (0.43%) hybris
9 5 (0.43%) IBM
9 5 (0.43%) Refinitiv
9 5 (0.43%) Sage
10 4 (0.34%) Adobe
10 4 (0.34%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.34%) Murex