The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Business Analyst
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 51 59
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 240 279 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.66% 4.47% 4.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 4.64% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 193 230 206
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.32%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4990 6014 5559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.93% 96.35% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4222 4731 4633
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 84 £42,500 - 12
Coventry +13 44 £42,500 +4.93% 3
Solihull +7 27 £55,000 +19.56% 3
Staffordshire +9 14 £45,000 +1.12%
Shropshire +7 13 £47,500 +39.70%
Warwickshire -6 13 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Walsall +10 9 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wolverhampton -4 3 £41,500 -4.59%
West Bromwich -6 3 £40,000 -27.27%
Herefordshire -8 2 £35,000 -16.66% 3
Dudley 0 1 £65,000 +85.71%
Worcestershire -5 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 West Midlands region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 171 (39.86%) Business Analysis
2 159 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (34.03%) Finance
4 86 (20.05%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (17.25%) Waterfall
6 62 (14.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 61 (14.22%) User Stories
8 56 (13.05%) ISEB
9 54 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 50 (11.66%) Retail
11 49 (11.42%) Use Case
12 44 (10.26%) Project Management
13 41 (9.56%) SDLC
14 40 (9.32%) Degree
15 37 (8.62%) Manufacturing
16 33 (7.69%) Validation
16 33 (7.69%) Microsoft
17 31 (7.23%) MS Visio
18 30 (6.99%) ERP
18 30 (6.99%) Microsoft Office
19 29 (6.76%) Scrum
20 28 (6.53%) PRINCE2
21 27 (6.29%) Data Analysis
21 27 (6.29%) Logistics
22 26 (6.06%) Banking
23 25 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
23 25 (5.83%) Requirements Analysis
23 25 (5.83%) UML
24 24 (5.59%) SAP
24 24 (5.59%) Business Intelligence

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.23%) CMS
1 1 (0.23%) Confluence
1 1 (0.23%) IIS
1 1 (0.23%) SAS
1 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (7.23%) MS Visio
2 30 (6.99%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (4.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.56%) SAP MM
2 9 (2.10%) SAP LE
3 4 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.93%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.93%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.70%) Infor LN
4 3 (0.70%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle SCM
5 2 (0.47%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.23%) BPCS
6 1 (0.23%) Movex
6 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Office 365
1 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.23%) LAN
1 1 (0.23%) WAN
1 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.70%) Big Data
2 3 (0.70%) MS Access
3 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.23%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.23%) Impala
4 1 (0.23%) OLAP
4 1 (0.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.23%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) JIRA
2 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 146 (34.03%) Finance
2 50 (11.66%) Retail
3 37 (8.62%) Manufacturing
4 26 (6.06%) Banking
5 10 (2.33%) Billing
6 9 (2.10%) Legal
7 7 (1.63%) Marketing
7 7 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.17%) Advertising
8 5 (1.17%) Law
8 5 (1.17%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.93%) Automotive
10 3 (0.70%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.33%) Web Services
2 8 (1.86%) EDI
3 7 (1.63%) .NET
4 1 (0.23%) Angular 2
4 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.23%) MDX
4 1 (0.23%) REST
4 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (20.05%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.90%) User Experience
4 20 (4.66%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.73%) Reinsurance
6 12 (2.80%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.33%) NHS
8 9 (2.10%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.93%) EPoS
9 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.70%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.47%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.47%) iPad
11 2 (0.47%) PMI
12 1 (0.23%) Clustering
12 1 (0.23%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.23%) Equities
12 1 (0.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.47%) Windows
2 1 (0.23%) AIX
2 1 (0.23%) Linux
2 1 (0.23%) Unix
2 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (39.86%) Business Analysis
2 159 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (17.25%) Waterfall
4 62 (14.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 61 (14.22%) User Stories
6 54 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (11.42%) Use Case
8 44 (10.26%) Project Management
9 41 (9.56%) SDLC
10 33 (7.69%) Validation
11 30 (6.99%) ERP
12 29 (6.76%) Scrum
13 28 (6.53%) PRINCE2
14 27 (6.29%) Data Analysis
14 27 (6.29%) Logistics
15 25 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (5.83%) Requirements Analysis
15 25 (5.83%) UML
16 24 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (5.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.90%) SQL
2 7 (1.63%) C#
3 2 (0.47%) C
3 2 (0.47%) Java
3 2 (0.47%) VB
3 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (13.05%) ISEB
2 40 (9.32%) Degree
3 15 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.80%) IIBA
5 10 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (1.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (0.70%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.47%) PhD
8 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.47%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) CBAP
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.23%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.23%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.86%) SLA
2 6 (1.40%) QA
3 3 (0.70%) PMO
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) COSO
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.59%) SAP
3 12 (2.80%) Oracle
4 10 (2.33%) Infor
5 8 (1.86%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.63%) JD Edwards
6 7 (1.63%) QAD
7 6 (1.40%) iManage
7 6 (1.40%) Interwoven
8 3 (0.70%) Baan
9 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.23%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.23%) Cognos
10 1 (0.23%) NEC
10 1 (0.23%) Pega
10 1 (0.23%) Teradata
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: IT
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £44000 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
SSP Worldwide
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus car and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Walsall
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Solihull
Ei Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Hunter Macdonald
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago