Period
to 19 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 56 59
Rank change year-on-year -29 +3 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 260 414 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.35% 4.39% 4.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 4.56% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 170 358 349
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,400
90th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £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 7,440 9,084 9,489
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 96.34% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5,784 7,053 7,915
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -20 88 £47,000 -10.48% 8
Herefordshire +6 54 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Coventry -3 24 £40,759 -9.43% 3
Staffordshire -24 15 £35,000 -26.32% 6
Worcestershire -2 14 £45,000 +20.00%
Warwickshire -44 14 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Shropshire -2 13 £35,000 - 2
Solihull -3 12 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Walsall +7 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Sutton Coldfield -6 1 - -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 143 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (33.46%) Business Analysis
3 77 (29.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (20.77%) User Stories
5 49 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (18.46%) SQL
7 44 (16.92%) Project Management
8 43 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (16.15%) Scrum
10 39 (15.00%) Software Delivery
11 36 (13.85%) ISEB
12 35 (13.46%) SDLC
13 34 (13.08%) Finance
14 31 (11.92%) Waterfall
15 30 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
16 28 (10.77%) Process Improvement
17 27 (10.38%) Continuous Improvement
18 25 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
19 24 (9.23%) ITIL
19 24 (9.23%) Change Management
20 22 (8.46%) Six Sigma
20 22 (8.46%) Microsoft
21 21 (8.08%) SAP
21 21 (8.08%) Systems Analysis
21 21 (8.08%) Lean Six Sigma
22 20 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
23 19 (7.31%) Business Process Analysis
23 19 (7.31%) CRM
23 19 (7.31%) Retail
24 18 (6.92%) GAP Analysis

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 17 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.69%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (0.38%) Liferay
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (5.38%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (5.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (4.62%) SAP SD
3 9 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.15%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.77%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.77%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.38%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.38%) Magento
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.38%) SAP FI-AP
7 1 (0.38%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.38%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.38%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.38%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.23%) Power Platform
1 11 (4.23%) SaaS
2 10 (3.85%) Office 365
3 9 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (2.69%) IaaS
4 7 (2.69%) OneDrive
4 7 (2.69%) PaaS
4 7 (2.69%) PowerApps
5 4 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.69%) Internet
1 7 (2.69%) Skype
2 1 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.23%) Power BI
1 11 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.38%) DB2
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.31%) JIRA
General
1 34 (13.08%) Finance
2 19 (7.31%) Retail
3 9 (3.46%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.31%) Automotive
5 5 (1.92%) Billing
6 2 (0.77%) Marketing
6 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.15%) Web Services
2 2 (0.77%) .NET
3 1 (0.38%) HTML
3 1 (0.38%) JSR 168
3 1 (0.38%) JSTL
3 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.00%) User Experience
3 12 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.46%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.69%) Internet of Things
7 6 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.31%) NHS
8 5 (1.92%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.54%) Robotics
10 3 (1.15%) EPoS
11 2 (0.77%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.77%) Life Science
12 1 (0.38%) CMDB
12 1 (0.38%) FMCG
12 1 (0.38%) Industry 4.0
12 1 (0.38%) PMI
12 1 (0.38%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (33.46%) Business Analysis
3 77 (29.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (20.77%) User Stories
5 44 (16.92%) Project Management
6 43 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (16.15%) Scrum
8 39 (15.00%) Software Delivery
9 35 (13.46%) SDLC
10 31 (11.92%) Waterfall
11 30 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
12 28 (10.77%) Process Improvement
13 27 (10.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (9.23%) Change Management
15 24 (9.23%) ITIL
16 22 (8.46%) Six Sigma
17 21 (8.08%) Lean Six Sigma
17 21 (8.08%) Systems Analysis
18 20 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.46%) SQL
2 4 (1.54%) PL/SQL
3 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.38%) C#
4 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (13.85%) ISEB
2 16 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (5.77%) IIBA
4 11 (4.23%) Degree
5 3 (1.15%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.38%) CBAP
6 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.54%) QA
2 16 (6.15%) GDPR
3 6 (2.31%) PMO
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.08%) SAP
3 18 (6.92%) ServiceNow
4 8 (3.08%) Oracle
5 7 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.38%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.38%) hybris
6 1 (0.38%) Informatica
6 1 (0.38%) Tableau
6 1 (0.38%) UiPath
6 1 (0.38%) Workday