Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analyst
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 70 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -34 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 153 152 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.25% 3.51% 5.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.39% 3.62% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 132 130 223
Birmingham median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £57,950 £62,500 £62,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +6.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,483 4,202 3,672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.09% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,641 3,156 3,079
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Birmingham

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Birmingham

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in Birmingham

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 75 (49.02%) Business Analysis
2 56 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (30.72%) Finance
4 30 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (18.95%) SQL
6 25 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
7 23 (15.03%) User Stories
8 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (14.38%) Scrum
9 21 (13.73%) Degree
10 19 (12.42%) ISEB
11 16 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (10.46%) Windows
12 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
13 14 (9.15%) Workflow
13 14 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (9.15%) Banking
13 14 (9.15%) Retail
14 13 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (8.50%) Acceptance Criteria
15 12 (7.84%) Project Management
16 11 (7.19%) Legal
16 11 (7.19%) Presales
16 11 (7.19%) Waterfall
17 10 (6.54%) Process Management
17 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Project
18 9 (5.88%) PRINCE2
18 9 (5.88%) Risk Management
18 9 (5.88%) Software Testing

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.61%) Postilion
3 3 (1.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (1.31%) BPCS
5 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.65%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (2.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (4.58%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.96%) Power BI
5 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) Maven
General
1 47 (30.72%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Banking
2 14 (9.15%) Retail
3 11 (7.19%) Legal
4 7 (4.58%) International Banking
5 5 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.27%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.61%) Marketing
7 2 (1.31%) Advertising
7 2 (1.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.58%) XML
2 3 (1.96%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.58%) Fintech
3 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.31%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.46%) Windows
2 7 (4.58%) Linux
2 7 (4.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (49.02%) Business Analysis
2 56 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (15.03%) User Stories
6 22 (14.38%) Scrum
7 16 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (9.15%) Workflow
9 13 (8.50%) Acceptance Criteria
10 12 (7.84%) Project Management
11 11 (7.19%) Presales
11 11 (7.19%) Waterfall
12 10 (6.54%) Process Management
13 9 (5.88%) PRINCE2
13 9 (5.88%) Risk Management
13 9 (5.88%) SDLC
13 9 (5.88%) Software Testing
14 8 (5.23%) Data Strategy
14 8 (5.23%) Lean Six Sigma
14 8 (5.23%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.95%) SQL
2 3 (1.96%) Java
3 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (13.73%) Degree
2 19 (12.42%) ISEB
3 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 6 (3.92%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.65%) COBIT
2 1 (0.65%) GDPR
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) PMO
2 1 (0.65%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.96%) SAP
3 3 (1.96%) Tableau
4 2 (1.31%) Infor
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) Epicor
5 1 (0.65%) hybris
5 1 (0.65%) IFS
5 1 (0.65%) NETSOL
5 1 (0.65%) Sage
5 1 (0.65%) Siebel
5 1 (0.65%) Twitter