Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 86 61
Rank change year-on-year -28 -25 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 89 262 413
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.03% 3.38% 4.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 3.53% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 78 172 364
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,180 7,424 9,125
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.87% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,491 5,759 7,055
Median annual salary £47,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,644 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.50% +3.29% +5.26%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 months to 6 June 2020. 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
Birmingham +15 42 £45,000 - 2
Shropshire +22 9 £37,500 +7.14%
Staffordshire +9 8 £39,250 +12.14%
Herefordshire -16 8 £50,000 +11.11%
Coventry +5 6 £40,500 -0.63%
Solihull -2 6 £47,500 +11.76%
Worcestershire +20 4 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Warwickshire +14 2 £38,925 -8.41%
Walsall -10 2 £45,000 +5.88%
West Bromwich - 1 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £42,500 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 West Midlands region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.82%) Business Analysis
3 32 (35.96%) Finance
4 19 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (20.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (17.98%) User Stories
7 15 (16.85%) Requirements Gathering
8 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (14.61%) Project Management
10 12 (13.48%) Business Transformation
11 11 (12.36%) Workshop Facilitation
11 11 (12.36%) JIRA
11 11 (12.36%) Azure
12 10 (11.24%) SDLC
12 10 (11.24%) Fintech
13 9 (10.11%) Acceptance Criteria
13 9 (10.11%) Coaching
13 9 (10.11%) Project Delivery
13 9 (10.11%) Waterfall
14 8 (8.99%) Confluence
14 8 (8.99%) QA
14 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
14 8 (8.99%) DevOps
15 7 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
16 6 (6.74%) Mathematics
16 6 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (6.74%) Process Improvement
16 6 (6.74%) Scrum

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 8 (8.99%) Confluence
2 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.12%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Azure
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.25%) Office 365
2 2 (2.25%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.12%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.12%) IaaS
3 1 (1.12%) PaaS
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Power BI
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (35.96%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.37%) Marketing
2 3 (3.37%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Law
3 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) French Language
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) German Language
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.25%) CSS
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
4 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.12%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.25%) PMI
5 2 (2.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) FMCG
6 1 (1.12%) Life Science
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.12%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.12%) Robotics
6 1 (1.12%) Tandem
6 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.82%) Business Analysis
3 18 (20.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (17.98%) User Stories
5 15 (16.85%) Requirements Gathering
6 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (14.61%) Project Management
8 12 (13.48%) Business Transformation
9 11 (12.36%) Workshop Facilitation
10 10 (11.24%) Fintech
10 10 (11.24%) SDLC
11 9 (10.11%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (10.11%) Coaching
11 9 (10.11%) Project Delivery
11 9 (10.11%) Waterfall
12 8 (8.99%) DevOps
13 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
14 6 (6.74%) ERP
14 6 (6.74%) Mathematics
14 6 (6.74%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) SQL
2 2 (2.25%) C#
2 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.12%) Java
3 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) Degree
2 4 (4.49%) ISEB
3 2 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.12%) IIBA
4 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.49%) SAP
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle
4 1 (1.12%) Kronos
4 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com