What does a Functional Analyst do?

Functional analysts provide advice and fact-based assessments related to technological tools or programs and their ability to solve particular business needs. They generally specialize in a certain product line or type of technology. They evaluate the needs and objectives of an organization or client, and offer guidance as to the best solutions to accomplish those outcomes. They often employ data analytics and research to provide recommendations and design configurations.

Functional analysts typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field. They have a background in software development, tech support, or a technology integration role. They must have in-depth expertise of the programs and systems in their specialty area, and be knowledgeable about the process of integrating various tools to work together. These roles require excellent communication skills and analytical abilities.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Functional Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£37,797 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £38K
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Functional Analyst Career Path

Learn how to become a Functional Analyst, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Functional Analyst Insights

Read what Functional Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Dun & BradstreetDun & Bradstreet
Functional Leader
30 Sep 2020

“I have had the opportunity to grow my career and have had 4 different roles during my tenure.”

Functional Analyst
5 Dec 2019

“Overtime pay is great”

City of Tshwane City of Tshwane
Functional Head
6 Sep 2021

“No career advancement and development”

Griffith UniversityGriffith University
Functional Analyst
20 Jan 2022

“good work and life balance”

Blue YonderBlue Yonder
Functional Analyst
29 Mar 2021


Functional Analyst
19 Jun 2021

“Good people and do their best to help you grow.”

Senior Functional Analyst
13 Jan 2022

“Don't receive the best holiday and PTO benefits.”

Functional Analyst
5 Aug 2020

“life balance and great compensation.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a functional analyst

When working as a functional analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Configuration, SAP CRM, SAP ABAP, Business Processes and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to functional analyst are:
  • It Consultant
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Systems Analyst

The most common qualifications to become a functional analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.