Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 60 56
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 389 428 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.30% 4.29% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.47% 4.45% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 322 336 459
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,950
90th Percentile £59,875 £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 8,696 9,626 11,490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.54% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6,771 8,068 9,095
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £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 August 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 August 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 -9 152 £47,500 +8.57% 17
Coventry -2 56 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Warwickshire +42 51 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Staffordshire +17 40 £47,500 +9.20% 7
Solihull -14 19 £45,000 -14.29%
Shropshire +7 10 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Herefordshire +30 9 £50,000 +42.86% 3
Wolverhampton -8 8 £40,000 -3.61% 2
Walsall -6 7 £37,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £37,500 - 1
Worcestershire +20 4 £27,500 -42.11% 1
West Bromwich +15 2 £54,500 +36.25%
Wednesbury +1 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 21 August 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.

1 162 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (40.62%) Business Analysis
3 128 (32.90%) Finance
4 77 (19.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (16.97%) User Stories
7 64 (16.45%) Scrum
8 60 (15.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 60 (15.42%) Waterfall
9 53 (13.62%) Degree
10 44 (11.31%) Acceptance Criteria
11 41 (10.54%) Use Case
12 36 (9.25%) Retail
13 32 (8.23%) QA
13 32 (8.23%) Customer Requirements
14 31 (7.97%) Process Improvement
15 28 (7.20%) Automotive
15 28 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (6.94%) MS Visio
16 27 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
16 27 (6.94%) SDLC
16 27 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (6.68%) Project Management
18 24 (6.17%) Computer Science
18 24 (6.17%) SAP
19 22 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
20 21 (5.40%) ERP
20 21 (5.40%) Data Analysis
21 20 (5.14%) Logistics
21 20 (5.14%) 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 14 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.83%) Confluence
3 2 (0.51%) CMS
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Liferay
4 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 22 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (4.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (1.80%) SAP MM
3 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.03%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (1.03%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.77%) Infor LN
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.77%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.51%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.51%) Postilion
6 2 (0.51%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.26%) Movex
7 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.26%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.26%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.83%) SaaS
2 3 (0.77%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.06%) SMS
2 7 (1.80%) ATM
3 3 (0.77%) Internet
3 3 (0.77%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.54%) Power BI
3 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.51%) QlikView
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.26%) MS Access
5 1 (0.26%) MySQL
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.26%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.86%) JIRA
2 7 (1.80%) LSMW
3 2 (0.51%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.26%) Rational Software Modeler
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.26%) YouTrack
General
1 128 (32.90%) Finance
2 36 (9.25%) Retail
3 28 (7.20%) Automotive
4 20 (5.14%) Banking
5 17 (4.37%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.60%) Legal
6 14 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.83%) Marketing
8 10 (2.57%) Games
8 10 (2.57%) Retail Banking
9 8 (2.06%) Advertising
10 7 (1.80%) Billing
11 5 (1.29%) International Banking
12 3 (0.77%) Law
13 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.26%) Back Office
13 1 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.26%) Local Government
13 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.31%) XML
2 8 (2.06%) JSON
3 7 (1.80%) IDoc
4 4 (1.03%) EDI
5 3 (0.77%) .NET
6 2 (0.51%) Web Services
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) HTML5
7 1 (0.26%) Mason
7 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.60%) User Experience
6 13 (3.34%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (0.77%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.77%) NHS
10 2 (0.51%) Fintech
10 2 (0.51%) FMCG
11 1 (0.26%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.26%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.26%) Social Media
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.57%) Windows
2 5 (1.29%) Linux
2 5 (1.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (40.62%) Business Analysis
3 77 (19.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 66 (16.97%) User Stories
5 64 (16.45%) Scrum
6 60 (15.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 60 (15.42%) Waterfall
7 44 (11.31%) Acceptance Criteria
8 41 (10.54%) Use Case
9 32 (8.23%) Customer Requirements
10 31 (7.97%) Process Improvement
11 28 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (6.94%) SDLC
13 26 (6.68%) Project Management
14 21 (5.40%) Data Analysis
14 21 (5.40%) ERP
15 20 (5.14%) Decision-Making
15 20 (5.14%) GAP Analysis
15 20 (5.14%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.08%) SQL
2 6 (1.54%) C
3 4 (1.03%) Python
4 3 (0.77%) Java
5 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.26%) C#
6 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.26%) R
6 1 (0.26%) VB
6 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (13.62%) Degree
2 16 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.08%) IIBA
3 12 (3.08%) ISEB
4 11 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.80%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (1.80%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PMP
6 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.23%) QA
2 7 (1.80%) GDPR
3 5 (1.29%) PMO
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 24 (6.17%) SAP
2 13 (3.34%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.34%) Oracle
3 11 (2.83%) ServiceNow
4 8 (2.06%) hybris
5 6 (1.54%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.03%) Infor
8 3 (0.77%) Baan
8 3 (0.77%) Capita
8 3 (0.77%) Tableau
9 2 (0.51%) Aderant
9 2 (0.51%) Adobe
9 2 (0.51%) iManage
9 2 (0.51%) Interwoven
10 1 (0.26%) Apple
10 1 (0.26%) Epicor
10 1 (0.26%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.26%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.26%) MuleSoft