Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 66 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 341 406 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.16% 4.03% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.34% 4.17% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 287 317 429
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,350 £33,227
90th Percentile £53,750 £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 7,853 9,729 10,683
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.61% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6,055 7,948 8,473
West Midlands median annual salary £43,429 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,990 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -8 112 £42,500 -5.56% 11
Herefordshire +18 59 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Coventry +10 44 £44,000 - 3
Solihull +7 23 £45,000 -
Warwickshire +17 21 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Staffordshire -8 20 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Wolverhampton +12 14 £40,000 -3.61%
Walsall +3 12 £38,500 +2.67% 2
Shropshire +1 9 £49,750 +24.38% 2
Worcestershire -3 6 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £37,500 -
Wednesbury +3 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 13 December 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.

1 184 (53.96%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (41.94%) Business Analysis
3 97 (28.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 93 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 84 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
6 76 (22.29%) Finance
7 70 (20.53%) User Stories
8 57 (16.72%) Scrum
9 51 (14.96%) Software Delivery
10 48 (14.08%) Change Management
11 47 (13.78%) ISEB
12 41 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (11.14%) Workshop Facilitation
14 35 (10.26%) Degree
14 35 (10.26%) Project Management
15 33 (9.68%) Microsoft
15 33 (9.68%) SQL
16 32 (9.38%) Use Case
17 31 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (9.09%) SDLC
17 31 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
18 29 (8.50%) SAP
18 29 (8.50%) Retail
19 26 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
19 26 (7.62%) Customer Requirements
20 24 (7.04%) Process Improvement
21 22 (6.45%) Coaching
21 22 (6.45%) Decision-Making
22 21 (6.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 21 (6.16%) Microsoft Office

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 12 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.76%) Confluence
3 3 (0.88%) CMS
3 3 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (6.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (5.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.93%) SAP MM
2 7 (2.05%) SAP FI
2 7 (2.05%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.76%) SAP WM
4 4 (1.17%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.88%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.59%) Infor LN
6 2 (0.59%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.29%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.69%) SaaS
2 11 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.47%) Office 365
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.88%) IaaS
4 3 (0.88%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Heroku
5 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.88%) Internet
1 3 (0.88%) Skype
2 2 (0.59%) SMS
3 1 (0.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.52%) Power BI
2 9 (2.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.17%) QlikView
4 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.59%) MySQL
6 2 (0.59%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.29%) MS Access
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.29%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.35%) JIRA
2 7 (2.05%) LSMW
3 2 (0.59%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.29%) Hudson
4 1 (0.29%) Rational Software Modeler
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.29%) YouTrack
General
1 76 (22.29%) Finance
2 29 (8.50%) Retail
3 16 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.81%) Billing
5 11 (3.23%) Marketing
6 10 (2.93%) Automotive
6 10 (2.93%) Banking
7 9 (2.64%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Back Office
8 2 (0.59%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.59%) Law
8 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.05%) IDoc
2 4 (1.17%) EDI
2 4 (1.17%) Web Services
3 3 (0.88%) REST
4 2 (0.59%) JSON
4 2 (0.59%) XML
5 1 (0.29%) .NET
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.29%) SOAP
5 1 (0.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 84 (24.63%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.23%) NHS
3 9 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.35%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.35%) User Experience
5 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.17%) Renewable Energy
7 3 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.59%) Fintech
8 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.59%) Tandem
9 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.29%) FMCG
9 1 (0.29%) LIMS
9 1 (0.29%) Robotics
9 1 (0.29%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.29%) Social Media
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (53.96%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (41.94%) Business Analysis
3 97 (28.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 93 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 70 (20.53%) User Stories
6 57 (16.72%) Scrum
7 51 (14.96%) Software Delivery
8 48 (14.08%) Change Management
9 41 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (11.14%) Workshop Facilitation
11 35 (10.26%) Project Management
12 32 (9.38%) Use Case
13 31 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
13 31 (9.09%) SDLC
13 31 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (7.62%) Customer Requirements
15 24 (7.04%) Process Improvement
16 22 (6.45%) Coaching
16 22 (6.45%) Decision-Making
17 20 (5.87%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.68%) SQL
2 5 (1.47%) C
3 3 (0.88%) Java
4 2 (0.59%) Python
5 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.29%) R
5 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.29%) VB
5 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (13.78%) ISEB
2 35 (10.26%) Degree
3 10 (2.93%) IIBA
3 10 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.69%) PMO
2 12 (3.52%) QA
3 11 (3.23%) GDPR
4 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 33 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.50%) SAP
3 8 (2.35%) ServiceNow
4 6 (1.76%) Tableau
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle
6 3 (0.88%) Baan
6 3 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.59%) Aderant
7 2 (0.59%) iManage
7 2 (0.59%) Infor
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe
8 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.29%) NGA Human Resources
8 1 (0.29%) Pega
8 1 (0.29%) Workday