Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 62 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -19 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 422 411 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.51% 4.26% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.67% 4.39% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 364 337 539
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
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 9,035 9,369 11,608
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 97.21% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7,002 7,771 9,375
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,248 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -15 154 £52,500 +10.53% 6
Coventry +8 60 £45,000 +9.76% 5
Warwickshire +29 57 £45,000 - 5
Staffordshire +34 52 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Herefordshire +33 21 £50,000 +37.93% 2
Solihull -30 14 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Shropshire +16 8 £35,000 -28.21%
West Bromwich +8 7 £54,500 +9.00%
Wolverhampton -18 6 £46,250 +11.45% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £27,500 -
Walsall -4 4 £38,750 +3.33%
Worcestershire - 2 £41,250 - 3
Dudley -7 1 £45,000 -30.77%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 200 (47.39%) Business Analysis
2 177 (41.94%) Finance
3 169 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (25.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 56 (13.27%) Scrum
7 53 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
8 52 (12.32%) Waterfall
9 48 (11.37%) User Stories
10 41 (9.72%) Retail
11 40 (9.48%) Acceptance Criteria
12 37 (8.77%) Banking
12 37 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (8.29%) SDLC
15 34 (8.06%) Degree
16 33 (7.82%) Use Case
17 30 (7.11%) QA
18 29 (6.87%) Workflow
19 28 (6.64%) Project Management
19 28 (6.64%) MS Visio
20 27 (6.40%) SQL
21 26 (6.16%) Process Management
21 26 (6.16%) Process Improvement
22 25 (5.92%) Legal
22 25 (5.92%) ERP
23 24 (5.69%) CRM
23 24 (5.69%) Validation
23 24 (5.69%) IT Strategy
23 24 (5.69%) Self-Motivation

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 9 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.42%) Confluence
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.24%) Liferay
3 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (6.64%) MS Visio
2 16 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (2.13%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.66%) SAP SD
4 6 (1.42%) NetSuite
4 6 (1.42%) SAP SCM
5 5 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.18%) Postilion
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.47%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.24%) BPCS
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.24%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.24%) Movex
8 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.24%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.24%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.50%) SaaS
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.90%) SMS
2 4 (0.95%) ATM
3 3 (0.71%) Internet
3 3 (0.71%) Intranet
4 1 (0.24%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (0.95%) Power BI
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 18 (4.27%) JIRA
General
1 177 (41.94%) Finance
2 41 (9.72%) Retail
3 37 (8.77%) Banking
4 25 (5.92%) Legal
5 20 (4.74%) Automotive
6 19 (4.50%) Retail Banking
7 16 (3.79%) Advertising
7 16 (3.79%) Manufacturing
8 14 (3.32%) Telecoms
9 12 (2.84%) International Banking
10 7 (1.66%) Games
11 6 (1.42%) Billing
12 4 (0.95%) Marketing
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.08%) XML
2 5 (1.18%) JSON
3 3 (0.71%) .NET
3 3 (0.71%) HTML
4 2 (0.47%) CSS
5 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.24%) HTML5
5 1 (0.24%) Mason
5 1 (0.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (4.74%) User Experience
4 17 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.13%) Fintech
7 8 (1.90%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.24%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.24%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.24%) EPoS
11 1 (0.24%) FMCG
11 1 (0.24%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.24%) NHS
11 1 (0.24%) Robotics
11 1 (0.24%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.32%) Windows
2 12 (2.84%) Linux
2 12 (2.84%) Unix
3 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (47.39%) Business Analysis
2 169 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (25.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 56 (13.27%) Scrum
6 52 (12.32%) Waterfall
7 48 (11.37%) User Stories
8 40 (9.48%) Acceptance Criteria
9 37 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
11 35 (8.29%) SDLC
12 33 (7.82%) Use Case
13 29 (6.87%) Workflow
14 28 (6.64%) Project Management
15 26 (6.16%) Process Improvement
15 26 (6.16%) Process Management
16 25 (5.92%) ERP
17 24 (5.69%) CRM
17 24 (5.69%) Customer Requirements
17 24 (5.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.40%) SQL
2 10 (2.37%) C
3 6 (1.42%) ABAP
4 4 (0.95%) Java
5 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.47%) Python
6 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.24%) C#
6 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (8.06%) Degree
2 22 (5.21%) ISEB
3 8 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.90%) IIBA
3 8 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 7 (1.66%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PMP
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.11%) QA
2 5 (1.18%) PMO
3 4 (0.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 22 (5.21%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.50%) SAP
3 11 (2.61%) Oracle
4 10 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.13%) Epicor
5 9 (2.13%) hybris
6 8 (1.90%) Infor
7 6 (1.42%) Sage
8 5 (1.18%) Aderant
8 5 (1.18%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.18%) iManage
8 5 (1.18%) Interwoven
9 3 (0.71%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.71%) Tableau
10 2 (0.47%) Twitter
11 1 (0.24%) Apple
11 1 (0.24%) Capita
11 1 (0.24%) ForgeRock
11 1 (0.24%) IFS
11 1 (0.24%) MuleSoft