What does a Performance Analyst do?

Performance analysts evaluate and assess systems and determine how well they perform their intended functions or outcomes. They often specialize in a certain type or category of systems – such as in the case of a building performance analyst, who completes onsite evaluations and inspects of buildings to assess their internal systems. They may perform tests or compare existing performance metrics to targeted benchmarks or standards. They identify deficiencies or areas of weakness, and summarize their findings in reports.

Performance analysts typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, often in a scientific or technical area. They should have extensive experience with common essential systems in their field or specialty area. These roles require strong project management skills, good organizational abilities, and proficiency with common office software programs.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Performance Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£35,735 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £36K
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Performance Analyst Career Path

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Manager, Total Rewards
13 Feb 2020

“Lots of career opportunity and interesting projects as a result of the spin into an independently traded company.”

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5 Sep 2019

“I have been working here for 4 months now and have seen great dedication towards employee.”

Irish LifeIrish Life
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9 Mar 2021

“Good learning and development in the job”

Performance Analyst
30 Sep 2021

“Limitless Opportunities and career prospects.”

Performance Analyst - Projects
23 Oct 2019

“Pay is not the best”

Vessel Performance Analyst
25 Jan 2022

“Good for learning”

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23 Oct 2019

“Pay was not competitive”

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7 Jan 2021

“Excellent people to work with”

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

When working as a performance analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Security Clearance, Python MATLAB, SSBI, Statistics and Top Secret SCI.

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The most common qualifications to become a performance 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.