Business Analyst professionals in the UK: A guide to source the best talent
Pubished 19th February 2020
Business analysts help organisations enhance their processes, services and software by analysing business data. The data helps business analysts to identify needs and resolve business challenges.
There are currently 56,091 Business Analyst professionals in the UK and 30.8% of them have changed jobs in the last year. The average contractor daily rate is £450 while the average permanent salary is £52,000.
LinkedIn Insights, itjobswatch.co.uk | February 2020
Business Analyst professionals in the UK
Changed jobs in the last year
Avg. contractor daily rate
Avg. perm salary
Average permanent salary over the past 6 months by location
The Business Analyst workforce in the UK has a male majority of 61% whilst 39% are female.
What schools are producing Business Analyst talent?
Among the universities where most graduates are placed into Business Analyst roles in the UK, The Open University comes out on top with 907 professionals. BCS, Chartered Institute for IT comes in second with 704 professionals followed closely by University of Manchester with 679.
Top 3 fields of study for Business Analysts
33.6% of Business Analyst professionals have studied in the Business Administration & Management field, while 33.3% and 33.1% have studied in Economics and Maths respectively.
Most of the UK's Business Analyst professionals have a bachelor’s degree (58%) while close to a third (29%) have a master’s degree.
Top 3 most common skills among Business Analysts
The percentage of Business Analysts that list the skill on their LinkedIn profile
Most common skills among Business Analysts
The top three skills that Business Analyst professionals list on their LinkedIn profile are Business Analysis (92%), Stakeholder Management (28%) and Requirements Analysis (25%).
Fastest growing skills among Business Analysts
User Stories, JIRA and Agile & Waterfall methodologies are the top three fastest-growing skills among Business Analyst professionals.
Top companies hiring Business Analysts
The top companies in the UK that have grown their Business Analyst teams in the last year are The Scottish Government (69%), Amazon (52%) and Deloitte (51%).
Top industries hiring Business Analysts
The industries where the most Business Analyst professionals have been hired are Mental Health Care (29%), Furniture (27%) and Semiconductors (21%).
Industries hiring Business Analysts, gender breakdown
The industries with the smallest gender gaps among Business Analyst hires are Mental Health Care, Furniture and Wholesale.
Top locations for Business Analysts
The areas of the UK that have experienced the biggest growth in Business Analyst professionals over the last year are Gateshead (13%), Crawley (12%) and Newcastle (12%).
Top locations for Business Analysts, gender breakdown
The locations with the smallest gender gap among Business Analyst professionals are Newbury and Telford.
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