Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 63 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 -28 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 412 436 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.18% 4.22% 5.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.32% 4.35% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 343 375 563
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +8.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £58,750
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 9,535 10,030 10,571
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.99% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,533 8,026 8,833
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +8 154 £52,500 +10.53% 12
Staffordshire +32 58 £40,000 -4.76% 5
Coventry -13 44 £44,000 +4.76% 5
Warwickshire -15 40 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Herefordshire +27 21 £40,000 -20.00%
Solihull -40 19 £37,500 -11.76%
Shropshire +4 9 £37,500 -10.71%
Wolverhampton -12 9 £45,000 +3.45%
Worcestershire +15 7 £40,000 +8.11% 1
West Bromwich -2 5 £54,500 +9.00%
Walsall -3 4 £37,500 -6.25%
Sutton Coldfield +1 2 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Dudley - 1 £45,000 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 209 (50.73%) Business Analysis
2 180 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (35.92%) Finance
4 107 (25.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (12.38%) Scrum
6 50 (12.14%) User Stories
7 49 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
7 49 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 48 (11.65%) Waterfall
9 47 (11.41%) Retail
9 47 (11.41%) SDLC
10 45 (10.92%) Degree
11 41 (9.95%) Microsoft
12 40 (9.71%) ISEB
12 40 (9.71%) SQL
13 38 (9.22%) Workflow
13 38 (9.22%) Acceptance Criteria
14 32 (7.77%) SAP
15 31 (7.52%) Project Management
16 30 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (6.80%) Use Case
18 26 (6.31%) Banking
19 25 (6.07%) Manufacturing
20 24 (5.83%) CRM
20 24 (5.83%) IT Strategy
21 23 (5.58%) JIRA
22 22 (5.34%) Translating Business Requirements
23 21 (5.10%) Legal
23 21 (5.10%) E-Commerce
24 20 (4.85%) Process 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 5 (1.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.49%) CMS
3 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (3.88%) MS Visio
2 14 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.67%) SAP SCM
1 11 (2.67%) SAP SD
2 10 (2.43%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (2.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.94%) SAP MII
3 8 (1.94%) SAP MM
3 8 (1.94%) SAP PP
3 8 (1.94%) SAP PP-PI
4 6 (1.46%) SAP CO
4 6 (1.46%) SAP FI
4 6 (1.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.21%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.97%) Postilion
7 3 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.49%) BPCS
8 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.24%) Movex
9 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.88%) SaaS
2 5 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.73%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.46%) Power BI
5 2 (0.49%) Big Data
5 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.24%) DB2
6 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.24%) QlikView
6 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 23 (5.58%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.24%) Maven
General
1 148 (35.92%) Finance
2 47 (11.41%) Retail
3 26 (6.31%) Banking
4 25 (6.07%) Manufacturing
5 21 (5.10%) Legal
6 13 (3.16%) Retail Banking
7 11 (2.67%) Advertising
8 10 (2.43%) Marketing
9 7 (1.70%) International Banking
10 6 (1.46%) Billing
11 4 (0.97%) Automotive
12 2 (0.49%) Back Office
12 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.67%) XML
2 8 (1.94%) SAPUI5
3 3 (0.73%) XML Schema
4 2 (0.49%) .NET
4 2 (0.49%) CSS
4 2 (0.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.24%) EDI
5 1 (0.24%) Middleware
5 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.40%) User Experience
3 9 (2.18%) Fintech
3 9 (2.18%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.21%) SCADA
6 5 (1.21%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (0.73%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.49%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.49%) EPoS
10 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.24%) NHS
10 1 (0.24%) Robotics
10 1 (0.24%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.64%) Windows
2 7 (1.70%) Linux
2 7 (1.70%) Unix
3 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (50.73%) Business Analysis
2 180 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (25.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 51 (12.38%) Scrum
5 50 (12.14%) User Stories
6 49 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 48 (11.65%) Waterfall
8 47 (11.41%) SDLC
9 38 (9.22%) Acceptance Criteria
9 38 (9.22%) Workflow
10 31 (7.52%) Project Management
11 30 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (6.80%) Use Case
13 24 (5.83%) CRM
13 24 (5.83%) IT Strategy
14 22 (5.34%) Translating Business Requirements
15 21 (5.10%) E-Commerce
16 20 (4.85%) Process Management
17 19 (4.61%) ERP
17 19 (4.61%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.71%) SQL
2 11 (2.67%) ABAP
3 4 (0.97%) C
3 4 (0.97%) Java
4 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (10.92%) Degree
2 40 (9.71%) ISEB
3 12 (2.91%) IIBA
4 7 (1.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 7 (1.70%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 5 (1.21%) HNC
5 5 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.73%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.88%) QA
2 15 (3.64%) SLA
3 5 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.21%) PMO
4 3 (0.73%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 41 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.77%) SAP
3 10 (2.43%) Epicor
4 9 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.94%) Infor
5 8 (1.94%) Sage
6 6 (1.46%) Tableau
7 5 (1.21%) Aderant
7 5 (1.21%) iManage
7 5 (1.21%) Interwoven
8 4 (0.97%) Oracle
9 2 (0.49%) Capita
9 2 (0.49%) hybris
9 2 (0.49%) Twitter
10 1 (0.24%) ATG
10 1 (0.24%) Demandware
10 1 (0.24%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.24%) IFS
10 1 (0.24%) NETSOL
10 1 (0.24%) Teradata