Period
to 18 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Business Intelligence Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

BI Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 510 521 573
Rank change year-on-year +11 +52 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Intelligence Analyst 371 507 680
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.48% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 321 429 583
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,200 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £32,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 78,342 104,962 142,716
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 95.38% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 61,539 85,271 114,930
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,977 £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 Intelligence Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Business Intelligence Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Intelligence Analyst in the UK

Business Intelligence Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Business Intelligence Analyst.

Salary trend for Business Intelligence Analyst in the UK

Business Intelligence Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Intelligence Analyst over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Business Intelligence Analyst in the UK

Business Intelligence 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 Intelligence Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +18 345 £47,500 +5.56% 35
UK excluding London +8 189 £40,000 -5.88% 27
London +57 162 £55,000 +13.40% 8
North of England +33 61 £35,000 +1.45% 6
Work from Home -70 59 £40,000 +21.21% 15
Midlands +54 51 £42,500 +18.06% 6
South East +10 42 £43,750 -7.89% 5
West Midlands +28 36 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire +13 31 £40,000 +18.52% 3
North West +38 26 £30,000 -25.00% 3
East Midlands +28 15 £35,000 -2.78% 1
South West -15 14 £38,760 -1.25% 1
East of England +35 8 £42,500 -22.73% 9
Wales +33 7 £32,500 -7.14%
Scotland -7 5 £40,000 +5.96%
North East +9 4 £32,000 +6.67%
Northern Ireland 0 1 - -

Business Intelligence Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, Business Intelligence 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 Intelligence Analyst in the job title.

1 371 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 290 (78.17%) SQL
3 240 (64.69%) Power BI
3 240 (64.69%) Power Platform
4 139 (37.47%) Analytics
5 133 (35.85%) Visualisation
6 131 (35.31%) Tableau
7 124 (33.42%) Microsoft Excel
8 117 (31.54%) Analytical Skills
9 111 (29.92%) Finance
10 106 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
11 102 (27.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 98 (26.42%) SQL Server
13 96 (25.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 84 (22.64%) ETL
15 81 (21.83%) Data Visualisation
16 78 (21.02%) Microsoft
17 74 (19.95%) Data Modelling
18 70 (18.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 69 (18.60%) Data Analysis
20 65 (17.52%) T-SQL
21 59 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
21 59 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
22 52 (14.02%) Degree
23 51 (13.75%) Python
23 51 (13.75%) Dashboard Development
24 49 (13.21%) Decision-Making
25 47 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
26 45 (12.13%) Business Analysis
27 44 (11.86%) Azure

Business Intelligence 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 12 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.43%) SAS
3 8 (2.16%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 124 (33.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.04%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (2.43%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.89%) NetSuite
2 5 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.35%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.81%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.81%) Maximo
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.81%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 240 (64.69%) Power Platform
2 44 (11.86%) Azure
3 10 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.89%) PowerApps
5 6 (1.62%) AWS
6 3 (0.81%) GCP
6 3 (0.81%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.54%) Intranet
2 1 (0.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (64.69%) Power BI
2 131 (35.31%) Tableau
3 106 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 102 (27.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 98 (26.42%) SQL Server
6 96 (25.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (18.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (7.55%) Relational Database
9 21 (5.66%) BusinessObjects
9 21 (5.66%) QlikView
10 19 (5.12%) Looker
10 19 (5.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 14 (3.77%) Big Data
11 14 (3.77%) Data Mining
11 14 (3.77%) OLAP
11 14 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (3.50%) SQL Server 2019
13 12 (3.23%) PowerPivot
14 11 (2.96%) Data Lake
15 10 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 13 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.54%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.27%) JIRA
5 1 (0.27%) Toad
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 111 (29.92%) Finance
2 26 (7.01%) Marketing
3 16 (4.31%) Law
3 16 (4.31%) Manufacturing
4 15 (4.04%) Financial Institution
4 15 (4.04%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.43%) Retail
6 4 (1.08%) Housing Association
6 4 (1.08%) Local Government
6 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.81%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 2 (0.54%) Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Billing
8 2 (0.54%) Games
8 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.96%) MDX
2 9 (2.43%) XML
3 5 (1.35%) .NET
3 5 (1.35%) Web Services
4 4 (1.08%) HTML
5 3 (0.81%) D3.js
6 2 (0.54%) Kafka
6 2 (0.54%) Pandas
7 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (0.27%) COM
7 1 (0.27%) CSS
7 1 (0.27%) Flash
7 1 (0.27%) Keras
7 1 (0.27%) Matplotlib
7 1 (0.27%) NumPy
7 1 (0.27%) REST
7 1 (0.27%) RESTful
7 1 (0.27%) SciPy
7 1 (0.27%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 117 (31.54%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.36%) Data Structures
3 12 (3.23%) CMDB
3 12 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.70%) NHS
6 9 (2.43%) User Experience
7 5 (1.35%) Reinsurance
7 5 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.81%) Life Science
9 2 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.54%) FMCG
10 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.27%) AS400
10 1 (0.27%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.27%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.08%) Windows
2 1 (0.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 139 (37.47%) Analytics
3 133 (35.85%) Visualisation
4 84 (22.64%) ETL
5 81 (21.83%) Data Visualisation
6 74 (19.95%) Data Modelling
7 69 (18.60%) Data Analysis
8 59 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (13.75%) Dashboard Development
10 49 (13.21%) Decision-Making
11 47 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (12.13%) Business Analysis
13 44 (11.86%) Data Analytics
14 37 (9.97%) Data Management
15 35 (9.43%) Mathematics
16 29 (7.82%) ERP
17 28 (7.55%) Migration
18 24 (6.47%) Project Delivery
19 22 (5.93%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 290 (78.17%) SQL
2 65 (17.52%) T-SQL
3 51 (13.75%) Python
4 33 (8.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 20 (5.39%) R
6 13 (3.50%) VBA
7 8 (2.16%) Java
8 7 (1.89%) C#
9 6 (1.62%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.08%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.81%) VB
13 2 (0.54%) C
13 2 (0.54%) C++
14 1 (0.27%) ABAP
14 1 (0.27%) PHP
14 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (14.02%) Degree
2 20 (5.39%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.35%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.09%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.16%) GDPR
3 7 (1.89%) SLA
4 6 (1.62%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) Grafana
Vendors
1 78 (21.02%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.39%) Cognos
2 20 (5.39%) SAP
3 17 (4.58%) Alteryx
4 14 (3.77%) Oracle
4 14 (3.77%) ServiceNow
5 10 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.16%) JD Edwards
7 6 (1.62%) QAD
8 5 (1.35%) IBM
9 4 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (1.08%) Splunk
9 4 (1.08%) Talend
10 3 (0.81%) Databricks
10 3 (0.81%) Epicor
10 3 (0.81%) Google
10 3 (0.81%) IFS
10 3 (0.81%) Infor
10 3 (0.81%) Informatica
10 3 (0.81%) Teradata