Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 57 50
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 420 520 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.12% 4.56% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.27% 4.74% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 328 447 490
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% - -
10th Percentile £34,450 £33,137 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
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 9835 10959 10486
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.17% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8084 8687 8712
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +7 144 £42,500 -10.53% 7
Staffordshire +10 57 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Coventry -20 48 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Warwickshire -1 46 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Solihull -5 31 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Shropshire -9 17 £47,500 +13.10% 3
Wolverhampton -7 10 £41,500 -4.60%
Walsall +1 9 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Herefordshire 0 7 £40,000 -4.76% 1
Worcestershire -4 7 £40,000 +8.11% 1
Wednesbury -6 1 £37,500 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 189 (45.00%) Business Analysis
2 173 (41.19%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (35.48%) Finance
4 95 (22.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (18.57%) User Stories
6 75 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
7 61 (14.52%) ISEB
7 61 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 59 (14.05%) Waterfall
9 58 (13.81%) Retail
10 51 (12.14%) Scrum
11 49 (11.67%) Degree
11 49 (11.67%) Use Case
12 45 (10.71%) SAP
13 39 (9.29%) Project Management
14 35 (8.33%) SDLC
15 34 (8.10%) SLA
16 33 (7.86%) Record to Report
17 32 (7.62%) Microsoft
17 32 (7.62%) Data Analysis
18 29 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
18 29 (6.90%) SQL
19 28 (6.67%) Workflow
20 27 (6.43%) Manufacturing
21 26 (6.19%) Wireframes
22 25 (5.95%) Acceptance Criteria
22 25 (5.95%) PRINCE2
23 23 (5.48%) Translating Business Requirements
24 22 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
25 20 (4.76%) Risk Management

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 2 (0.48%) CMS
1 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.81%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (4.52%) SAP CO
1 19 (4.52%) SAP FI
1 19 (4.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 17 (4.05%) SAP MM
3 14 (3.33%) SAP MII
3 14 (3.33%) SAP PP
3 14 (3.33%) SAP PP-PI
4 6 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.95%) SAP SCM
5 4 (0.95%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.71%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.24%) BPCS
7 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.24%) Movex
7 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.24%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.43%) SaaS
2 4 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.19%) Big Data
4 5 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.95%) EDRMS
6 3 (0.71%) Power BI
7 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.24%) DB2
8 1 (0.24%) MySQL
8 1 (0.24%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.24%) QlikView
8 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.33%) JIRA
2 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.48%) Maven
3 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
General
1 149 (35.48%) Finance
2 58 (13.81%) Retail
3 27 (6.43%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.81%) Banking
5 13 (3.10%) Marketing
6 8 (1.90%) Legal
7 7 (1.67%) Automotive
8 3 (0.71%) Advertising
8 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.33%) SAPUI5
2 10 (2.38%) Web Services
3 6 (1.43%) XML
4 5 (1.19%) XML Schema
5 4 (0.95%) EDI
6 3 (0.71%) .NET
6 3 (0.71%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.24%) Angular 2
7 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.24%) HTML
7 1 (0.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 75 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.14%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.14%) User Experience
4 8 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.43%) SCADA
5 6 (1.43%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.19%) EPoS
7 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.48%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.48%) PMI
8 2 (0.48%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.24%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.24%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.24%) Fintech
9 1 (0.24%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.24%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.24%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (45.00%) Business Analysis
2 173 (41.19%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (22.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 78 (18.57%) User Stories
5 61 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 59 (14.05%) Waterfall
7 51 (12.14%) Scrum
8 49 (11.67%) Use Case
9 39 (9.29%) Project Management
10 35 (8.33%) SDLC
11 33 (7.86%) Record to Report
12 32 (7.62%) Data Analysis
13 29 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
14 28 (6.67%) Workflow
15 26 (6.19%) Wireframes
16 25 (5.95%) Acceptance Criteria
16 25 (5.95%) PRINCE2
17 23 (5.48%) Translating Business Requirements
18 20 (4.76%) Risk Management
19 19 (4.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.90%) SQL
2 6 (1.43%) Java
3 4 (0.95%) ABAP
4 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (14.52%) ISEB
2 49 (11.67%) Degree
3 13 (3.10%) IIBA
4 9 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.14%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (1.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 6 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.19%) HNC
7 5 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.71%) MBA
8 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.48%) PhD
9 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CBAP
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.10%) SLA
2 10 (2.38%) PMO
2 10 (2.38%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) GDPR
4 2 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 45 (10.71%) SAP
2 32 (7.62%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.19%) Oracle
4 4 (0.95%) Tableau
5 3 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.48%) Epicor
6 2 (0.48%) iManage
6 2 (0.48%) Infor
6 2 (0.48%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.24%) ATG
7 1 (0.24%) Capita
7 1 (0.24%) Cognos
7 1 (0.24%) Demandware
7 1 (0.24%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.24%) hybris
7 1 (0.24%) IBM
7 1 (0.24%) NETSOL
7 1 (0.24%) Sage
7 1 (0.24%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.24%) Siebel