Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 63 55
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 355 409 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.14% 4.17% 4.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.30% 4.31% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 290 311 448
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 8,265 9,482 11,271
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.58% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,436 7,902 8,908
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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
Birmingham +2 125 £43,000 +1.18% 13
Coventry +1 48 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Staffordshire -2 35 £41,250 +3.13% 2
Herefordshire +28 27 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Warwickshire +17 25 £45,000 - 6
Solihull -7 22 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Wolverhampton +8 12 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Walsall -2 11 £38,500 +2.67% 2
Shropshire +9 8 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £37,500 -
Worcestershire +14 6 £27,500 -42.11%
Wednesbury +2 1 £57,500 +53.33%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 West Midlands region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 169 (47.61%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 99 (27.89%) Finance
4 87 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (20.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 73 (20.56%) User Stories
7 72 (20.28%) Waterfall
8 66 (18.59%) Scrum
9 59 (16.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 46 (12.96%) Degree
11 44 (12.39%) Acceptance Criteria
12 34 (9.58%) Change Management
12 34 (9.58%) Project Management
13 33 (9.30%) Use Case
13 33 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
14 32 (9.01%) Process Improvement
15 30 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
16 29 (8.17%) ISEB
16 29 (8.17%) SDLC
17 28 (7.89%) SAP
18 27 (7.61%) MS Visio
19 26 (7.32%) Retail
20 25 (7.04%) Software Delivery
21 24 (6.76%) QA
21 24 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
22 23 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 22 (6.20%) Computer Science
24 21 (5.92%) SQL
24 21 (5.92%) 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 14 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.82%) Confluence
3 3 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (7.61%) MS Visio
3 24 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.82%) SAP MM
2 7 (1.97%) SAP FI
2 7 (1.97%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.69%) SAP WM
4 4 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.13%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.13%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.13%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.56%) Infor LN
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.56%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.28%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.38%) SaaS
2 4 (1.13%) Office 365
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.69%) ATM
1 6 (1.69%) SMS
2 2 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.28%) Broadband
3 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.69%) Power BI
1 6 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.13%) QlikView
3 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.28%) MS Access
5 1 (0.28%) MySQL
5 1 (0.28%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.38%) JIRA
2 7 (1.97%) LSMW
3 2 (0.56%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.28%) Rational Software Modeler
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.28%) YouTrack
General
1 99 (27.89%) Finance
2 26 (7.32%) Retail
3 19 (5.35%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.94%) Automotive
4 14 (3.94%) Banking
5 12 (3.38%) Billing
5 12 (3.38%) Legal
6 10 (2.82%) Games
6 10 (2.82%) Marketing
7 8 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.69%) Advertising
9 3 (0.85%) International Banking
9 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.56%) Law
10 2 (0.56%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.97%) IDoc
1 7 (1.97%) JSON
1 7 (1.97%) XML
2 4 (1.13%) EDI
3 3 (0.85%) Web Services
4 2 (0.56%) .NET
5 1 (0.28%) REST
5 1 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 87 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.20%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.38%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.54%) User Experience
7 6 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (1.69%) NHS
8 4 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (0.85%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.56%) Fintech
10 2 (0.56%) FMCG
11 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.28%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.28%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.28%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.28%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.28%) Social Media
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.54%) Windows
2 3 (0.85%) Linux
2 3 (0.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (47.61%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 74 (20.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (20.56%) User Stories
5 72 (20.28%) Waterfall
6 66 (18.59%) Scrum
7 59 (16.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 44 (12.39%) Acceptance Criteria
9 34 (9.58%) Change Management
9 34 (9.58%) Project Management
10 33 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
10 33 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (9.30%) Use Case
11 32 (9.01%) Process Improvement
12 29 (8.17%) SDLC
13 25 (7.04%) Software Delivery
14 21 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (5.35%) Coaching
15 19 (5.35%) Decision-Making
16 18 (5.07%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.92%) SQL
2 5 (1.41%) C
3 3 (0.85%) Java
3 3 (0.85%) Python
4 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.28%) C#
5 1 (0.28%) R
5 1 (0.28%) VB
5 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (12.96%) Degree
2 29 (8.17%) ISEB
3 14 (3.94%) IIBA
3 14 (3.94%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.76%) QA
2 9 (2.54%) PMO
3 8 (2.25%) GDPR
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
Vendors
1 28 (7.89%) SAP
2 19 (5.35%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.66%) Oracle
4 12 (3.38%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.13%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.85%) Baan
6 3 (0.85%) Infor
6 3 (0.85%) Tableau
7 2 (0.56%) hybris
7 2 (0.56%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.28%) Aderant
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe
8 1 (0.28%) Apple
8 1 (0.28%) Epicor
8 1 (0.28%) iManage
8 1 (0.28%) NGA Human Resources
8 1 (0.28%) Pega
8 1 (0.28%) Workday