Period
to 22 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Business Systems Analyst was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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

Business System Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 609 804 755
Rank change year-on-year +195 -49 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Systems Analyst 98 281 438
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 98 267 383
Median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,848 £33,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £69,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -3.41%

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 47,223 133,225 159,921
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.77% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 38,574 106,021 128,866
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £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 Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Systems Analyst over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Business Systems Analyst in the UK

Business Systems Analyst
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Systems Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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 +228 94 £47,500 +5.56% 12
UK excluding London +213 70 £45,000 +5.88% 12
North of England +168 33 £52,500 +23.53% 7
London +185 26 £55,000 -4.35%
North West +120 24 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Midlands +145 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South East +168 11 £42,500 -3.41%
Yorkshire +118 8 £40,750 +8.67% 2
East Midlands +96 7 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Work from Home +53 7 £50,000 +25.00% 2
South West +118 6 £32,000 -28.49%
East of England +131 5 £30,500 -32.22% 4
West Midlands +96 5 £60,000 +50.00%
Scotland +102 1 - -
Wales +34 1 £52,500 +23.53%
North East +28 1 £52,500 +16.67%

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, Business Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 41 (41.84%) SQL
2 39 (39.80%) Business Analysis
3 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (24.49%) SDLC
5 23 (23.47%) Finance
6 21 (21.43%) QA
7 20 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (18.37%) CRM
9 18 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (16.33%) ERP
11 16 (16.33%) Degree
12 15 (15.31%) Computer Science
12 15 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
14 13 (13.27%) Project Management
15 12 (12.24%) Management Information System
15 12 (12.24%) User Experience
15 12 (12.24%) Requirements Gathering
16 11 (11.22%) Software Engineering
17 10 (10.20%) SAP
17 10 (10.20%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (10.20%) User Stories
18 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
18 9 (9.18%) Data Management
19 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 8 (8.16%) Data Analysis
19 8 (8.16%) Logistics
19 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services

Business Systems 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 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (5.10%) SAP SD
2 4 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.08%) NetSuite
3 3 (3.06%) Social Studio
4 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (2.04%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (1.02%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Power Platform
2 3 (3.06%) AWS
2 3 (3.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (2.04%) Azure
3 2 (2.04%) PowerApps
3 2 (2.04%) SaaS
4 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.02%) Office 365
4 1 (1.02%) Power Automate
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.10%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (5.10%) Power BI
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.12%) Retail
3 5 (5.10%) Law
4 3 (3.06%) Back Office
5 2 (2.04%) Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Local Government
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) German Language
6 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) Middleware
1 3 (3.06%) REST
1 3 (3.06%) Visualforce
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.24%) Management Information System
2 12 (12.24%) User Experience
3 8 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (7.14%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.08%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.02%) EPoS
7 1 (1.02%) FMCG
7 1 (1.02%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.06%) Windows
2 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.80%) Business Analysis
2 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (24.49%) SDLC
4 19 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (18.37%) CRM
5 18 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (16.33%) ERP
8 15 (15.31%) Computer Science
9 14 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
10 13 (13.27%) Project Management
11 12 (12.24%) Requirements Gathering
12 11 (11.22%) Software Engineering
13 10 (10.20%) User Stories
14 9 (9.18%) Data Management
15 8 (8.16%) Data Analysis
15 8 (8.16%) Data Mapping
15 8 (8.16%) Data Modelling
15 8 (8.16%) Logistics
16 7 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.84%) SQL
2 3 (3.06%) Apex Code
3 2 (2.04%) C#
3 2 (2.04%) Java
3 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.04%) Python
3 2 (2.04%) VBA
4 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (16.33%) Degree
2 10 (10.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) IIBA
5 1 (1.02%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) GDPR
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) SAP
2 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.02%) Adobe
4 1 (1.02%) Ceridian
4 1 (1.02%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.02%) Nintex
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle