Business analyst | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Business analysts work with organisations to help them change and improve.

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  • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
  • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.
  • Create business
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Business analysts typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Business analyst you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
47,903 GBP *
per year
30,000 GBP
70,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Business analyst

  • 49,001 GBP
  • 45,809 GBP
Average salary for part-time Business analyst
Average salary for full-time Business analyst

  • 22,276 GBP
  • 25,073 GBP
  • 47,903 GBP
  • 45,809 GBP
  • 49,001 GBP
Salary over time for Business analyst

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 46,955 GBP
  • 48,703 GBP
  • 48,111 GBP
  • 48,951 GBP
  • 46,706 GBP
  • 47,135 GBP
  • 47,903 GBP
  • 47,560 GBP
  • 59,105 GBP

Future outlook for Business analysts

Balanced outlook
195 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
3% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
27% chance of automation in the future

Business analyst - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Business analyst and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 47% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • 31% of people in this role have do not have GCSEs or equivalent qualifications
  • 19% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

You can apply directly for jobs if you've got several years' experience in project management, consulting or IT.

You'll need:

  • business management skills
  • analytical thinking skills
  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • knowledge of English language
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Business analyst

Business Analysis

Things to highlight for your Business analyst interview

Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

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