Period
to 16 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 59 61
Rank change year-on-year -50 +2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 189 366 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.50% 4.20% 4.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 4.36% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 154 298 335
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £29,225 £31,175 £35,000
90th Percentile £54,400 £60,000 £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 7,303 8,390 9,643
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 96.35% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5,870 6,542 8,053
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,804 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,138 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.28% +4.17% +1.05%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 -17 72 £47,000 +4.44% 3
Herefordshire -8 24 £42,500 -5.56%
Coventry -19 20 £39,625 -11.94% 1
Worcestershire -5 13 £39,250 +42.73%
Solihull -21 11 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Staffordshire -30 10 £34,250 -19.41% 2
Warwickshire -41 10 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Walsall +1 5 £35,000 -6.67%
Shropshire -4 5 £35,000 -29.65%
Wolverhampton +14 4 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Sutton Coldfield +6 1 - -
Dudley - 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 16 September 2019, 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 89 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (43.92%) Business Analysis
3 51 (26.98%) Finance
4 44 (23.28%) SQL
5 42 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (16.40%) User Stories
8 28 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (12.70%) Project Delivery
10 19 (10.05%) SQL Server
10 19 (10.05%) SAP
11 18 (9.52%) Software Delivery
12 17 (8.99%) Process Improvement
12 17 (8.99%) Project Management
12 17 (8.99%) Retail
13 15 (7.94%) ISEB
13 15 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (7.94%) Workshop Facilitation
14 14 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
14 14 (7.41%) Waterfall
14 14 (7.41%) Scrum
15 13 (6.88%) GAP Analysis
15 13 (6.88%) BPR
15 13 (6.88%) UML
15 13 (6.88%) ETL
15 13 (6.88%) Microsoft
15 13 (6.88%) Power BI
15 13 (6.88%) Power Platform
16 12 (6.35%) SDLC
16 12 (6.35%) Data Quality

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 (0.53%) Confluence
1 1 (0.53%) Liferay
1 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (4.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (3.17%) SAP FI
2 6 (3.17%) SAP SD
3 5 (2.65%) SAP CO
3 5 (2.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (2.12%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (2.12%) SAP PP
5 3 (1.59%) SAP MM
6 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.53%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.53%) Magento
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.53%) SAP FI-AP
7 1 (0.53%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.53%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.53%) SAP PP-PI
7 1 (0.53%) SAP VC
7 1 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.53%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.88%) Power Platform
2 7 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.59%) Office 365
4 1 (0.53%) Azure
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.88%) Power BI
3 12 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.12%) QlikView
6 4 (2.12%) Semantic Layer
7 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.53%) Big Data
8 1 (0.53%) DB2
8 1 (0.53%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) JIRA
General
1 51 (26.98%) Finance
2 17 (8.99%) Retail
3 11 (5.82%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.76%) Automotive
4 9 (4.76%) General Ledger
4 9 (4.76%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.06%) Billing
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) .NET
1 1 (0.53%) HTML
1 1 (0.53%) JSR 168
1 1 (0.53%) JSTL
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.23%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.70%) User Experience
5 6 (3.17%) NHS
6 5 (2.65%) Robotics
7 4 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.12%) Reinsurance
8 3 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.06%) EPoS
10 1 (0.53%) CMDB
10 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.53%) FMCG
10 1 (0.53%) Industry 4.0
10 1 (0.53%) Life Science
10 1 (0.53%) PMI
10 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (43.92%) Business Analysis
3 42 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (16.40%) User Stories
5 28 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (12.70%) Project Delivery
7 18 (9.52%) Software Delivery
8 17 (8.99%) Process Improvement
8 17 (8.99%) Project Management
9 15 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (7.94%) Workshop Facilitation
10 14 (7.41%) Scrum
10 14 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
10 14 (7.41%) Waterfall
11 13 (6.88%) BPR
11 13 (6.88%) ETL
11 13 (6.88%) GAP Analysis
11 13 (6.88%) UML
12 12 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (6.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.28%) SQL
2 5 (2.65%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.06%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) C++
5 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.53%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (0.53%) VB
5 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (7.94%) ISEB
2 7 (3.70%) Degree
3 5 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.59%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.59%) IIBA
5 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.53%) PMP
5 1 (0.53%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.35%) Data Quality
2 8 (4.23%) QA
3 6 (3.17%) PMO
4 4 (2.12%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Vendors
1 19 (10.05%) SAP
2 13 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.23%) Oracle
4 6 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.17%) Tableau
5 5 (2.65%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.53%) hybris
6 1 (0.53%) iManage
6 1 (0.53%) Informatica
6 1 (0.53%) Sparx
6 1 (0.53%) Sun
6 1 (0.53%) VMware
6 1 (0.53%) Workday