Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Business Analyst Cover Letter (Text Format)

[Today’s Date]



[Contact Person’s Name]


98 Cumberland Road
07911 135476

Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Contact Person’s Name],

I was delighted to see [Company Name] is seeking a Business Analyst on [Website]. With 6+ years of experience understanding and prescribing business requirements for a range of customer-facing organisations, I can bring valuable contributions to your business solutions team.

At ValueNet, I develop business architecture to help clients in the UK’s digital services industry optimise operations and mitigate risks. I help clients analyse product lines and profitability, identify opportunities for expansion, and develop robust strategic initiatives.

Some of my top achievements are as follows:

  • Set operational plans that helped clients reduce costs by up to 35%
  • Used quantitative analysis to help one business identify supply chain inefficiencies, doubling satisfaction ratings between June 2022 and June 2023
  • Spearheaded development of local sales strategy for a major multinational partner, increasing profits by 40%

Additionally, I possess the teamwork skills you’re looking for in your next hire, having worked extensively with all parties (IT, Business, External Partners) on several major qualitative and quantitative research projects. My ability to see problems from technical, marketing, and consumer perspectives allows me to work well with diverse teams and partners.

Thank you for considering my application. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss the position in person further. You can contact me via email ( or phone (07123 456 789).

Kind Regards,


[Your Name]


How to write an impressive business analyst cover letter

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

As a business analyst, you’ll help companies adapt their processes to better meet customer needs and stakeholder expectations. It’s a multi-talented, highly dynamic role that requires constant adaptability and the capacity to stay up-to-date with developments in your field and industry.

So, even if you’ve put together a compelling CV for a business analyst, you shouldn’t expect it to be enough to attract an interview invitation. You also need to demonstrate an understanding of the employer’s needs and explain how you can help them achieve their company’s specific goals.

That necessity is why writing a cover letter for a business analyst job is so important.

Here are two tips to help you write a business analyst cover letter highlighting your value to your next employer.

If you want to accelerate the letter-writing process, try using an online cover letter builder that quickly puts one together using the information that you input. 

1. Highlight a specialisation and show how it helped past employers

The role of a business analyst varies considerably from job to job, so one of the first things employers will want to know is whether you’re the right kind of analyst for their needs and industry.

High-demand business analyst specialisations

  • Agile: a project management and product development approach that emphasises collaboration, flexibility, and customer feedback.
  • Business data analytics: uses data to analyze trends and identify opportunities, often via data collection, data cleaning, statistical analysis, and data visualization.
  • Cybersecurity: Bridges the gap between the IT security department and business stakeholders, being responsible for managing risks and aligning security measures with business objectives.
  • Product ownership: Involves managing and defining the strategic direction of a product or service, creating and maintaining product roadmaps, making trade-off decisions, and optimising product delivery.
  • Strategic business: focuses on the big picture by aligning business strategy with business objectives, often through market research, SWOT analysis, financial modelling, and scenario planning.

Check the job advert for the type of business analyst the employer seeks. Normally, they will have specified in the job title, job description, or list of responsibilities.

Next, align your expertise to the employer’s needs by giving examples of the value your specialisation has delivered to previous employers. Here’s an example of what that might look like for an Agile Business Analyst:

In my previous role at Everton Bank, I utilised user story mapping techniques to identify milestones and deliverables for each analysis phase. This approach helped us prioritise critical tasks and ensure we consistently delivered value to the business.

2. For highly diverse roles, consider using tables or bullet points

Even if the job description lists various tasks, remember how long a cover letter should be.

Control your word count by making use of tables or bullet points. This strategy lets you quickly address the employer’s needs without writing multiple pages.

Write one bullet point or row for each specific skill or task you want to address, using keywords and hard numbers to quickly convey your value. If the employer is interested in a specific achievement, they’ll ask you to tell them more about it during the job interview.

Here’s an example of what a table might look like on a business analyst cover letter:

An example table from a business analyst cover letter with two columns and three rows.
Tables are a useful tool for saying more in fewer words.

Seb Morgan
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Seb Morgan

Seb Morgan is a Careers Coach and Digital Content Writer for CV Genius, where he helps job seekers and professionals get more out of their careers. With over 7 years of experience in business and lifestyle journalism, he's written for a stack of careers-focused publications, including Oxbridge Home Learning, Study International, theHRDirector, and Employee Benefit News, and his expertise includes skill development, interview preparation, and CV and cover letter writing. West Midlands born and raised, Seb has since lived, worked, and studied in 4 countries across 2 continents. He speaks 4 languages and has survived job interviews in 3 of them. He currently also freelances as a travel and culture writer. Reach him at [sebastian] @ [] or via LinkedIn.