Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 25 September 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 56 64
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 38 44 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.61% 4.28% 3.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.70% 4.39% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 29 12 48
Staffordshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £37,250 £36,250 £37,475
90th Percentile £50,250 £47,275 £53,625
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 808 1,002 1,197
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.94% 97.47% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 670 812 1,061
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Staffordshire

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Staffordshire

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in Staffordshire

Business Analyst
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +18 18 £40,000 -1.23% 4
Burton-upon-Trent -1 16 £47,500 +18.75%
Stoke-on-Trent -28 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Business Analyst
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 20 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) Business Analysis
4 16 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (36.84%) Scrum
6 13 (34.21%) Acceptance Criteria
7 12 (31.58%) Waterfall
8 11 (28.95%) Finance
9 10 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (26.32%) SDLC
10 9 (23.68%) Process Improvement
10 9 (23.68%) Release Management
10 9 (23.68%) Games
10 9 (23.68%) Legal
10 9 (23.68%) Oracle
10 9 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (21.05%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (21.05%) Commercial Awareness
12 7 (18.42%) IT Strategy
12 7 (18.42%) Technical Analysis
12 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (15.79%) User Experience
14 5 (13.16%) Confluence
14 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
14 5 (13.16%) JIRA
14 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
14 5 (13.16%) Retail
14 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
15 3 (7.89%) UML

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 5 (13.16%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Games
2 9 (23.68%) Legal
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Billing
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) User Experience
3 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) Business Analysis
4 14 (36.84%) Scrum
5 13 (34.21%) Acceptance Criteria
6 12 (31.58%) Waterfall
7 10 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (26.32%) SDLC
8 9 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (23.68%) Process Improvement
8 9 (23.68%) Release Management
9 8 (21.05%) Commercial Awareness
9 8 (21.05%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (18.42%) IT Strategy
10 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (18.42%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
12 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (7.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) Java
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.63%) Epicor
3 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft