The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
England / West Midlands
Rank 62 39 45
Rank change year-on-year -23 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 188 328 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.05% 5.40% 5.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 5.60% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 159 281 235
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4501 5856 4848
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.88% 96.35% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3711 4766 4137
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -10 85 £47,500 +5.55% 10
Solihull +9 38 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Warwickshire +26 24 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Coventry +11 15 £40,000 -4.76% 3
Staffordshire -27 11 £32,500 -22.61%
Herefordshire -29 4 £35,000 -6.66%
Shropshire -20 2 £50,000 -16.66%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 176 (43.67%) Business Analysis
2 133 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (33.00%) Finance
3 70 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (16.87%) Waterfall
5 64 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (12.90%) ISEB
7 43 (10.67%) Retail
8 42 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 39 (9.68%) ERP
9 39 (9.68%) Manufacturing
10 38 (9.43%) Project Management
11 34 (8.44%) SQL
12 33 (8.19%) Degree
13 32 (7.94%) SDLC
14 30 (7.44%) UML
14 30 (7.44%) MS Visio
15 29 (7.20%) E-Commerce
16 28 (6.95%) MS Excel
17 27 (6.70%) Microsoft
18 26 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 25 (6.20%) Validation
19 25 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (5.96%) Logistics
20 24 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
21 23 (5.71%) User Stories
21 23 (5.71%) PRINCE2
22 22 (5.46%) SAP
22 22 (5.46%) CRM
22 22 (5.46%) Billing

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (1.99%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.50%) JBoss
2 2 (0.50%) SAS
2 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (7.44%) MS Visio
2 28 (6.95%) MS Excel
3 18 (4.47%) MS Office
4 10 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.23%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (2.23%) Oracle Financials
2 9 (2.23%) Oracle SCM
3 6 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.24%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.99%) OpenText MBPM
5 4 (0.99%) OpenText Process Suite
6 3 (0.74%) Infor LN
6 3 (0.74%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.74%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.74%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.50%) SAP LE
7 2 (0.50%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.25%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.25%) HTTP
1 1 (0.25%) Internet
1 1 (0.25%) LAN
1 1 (0.25%) WAN
1 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (0.99%) MS Access
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.25%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.25%) Impala
5 1 (0.25%) OLAP
5 1 (0.25%) QlikView
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.25%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.49%) JIRA
2 4 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.74%) Toad
General
1 133 (33.00%) Finance
2 43 (10.67%) Retail
3 39 (9.68%) Manufacturing
4 22 (5.46%) Billing
5 17 (4.22%) Banking
6 13 (3.23%) Legal
7 7 (1.74%) Advertising
7 7 (1.74%) Marketing
7 7 (1.74%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Automotive
9 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.73%) .NET
2 5 (1.24%) CSS
2 5 (1.24%) HTML
3 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.99%) jQuery
3 4 (0.99%) Web Services
3 4 (0.99%) XML
4 2 (0.50%) Drools
4 2 (0.50%) JRules
5 1 (0.25%) EDI
5 1 (0.25%) HTML5
5 1 (0.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 64 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.47%) Reinsurance
4 17 (4.22%) User Experience
5 11 (2.73%) Smart Meter
6 10 (2.48%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.23%) NHS
8 8 (1.99%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.74%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.49%) iPad
11 4 (0.99%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.74%) Equities
13 1 (0.25%) Clustering
13 1 (0.25%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.25%) Derivative
13 1 (0.25%) EPoS
13 1 (0.25%) Market Risk
13 1 (0.25%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.24%) Windows
2 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.25%) AIX
3 1 (0.25%) Linux
3 1 (0.25%) Unix
3 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (43.67%) Business Analysis
2 133 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (16.87%) Waterfall
5 42 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 39 (9.68%) ERP
7 38 (9.43%) Project Management
8 32 (7.94%) SDLC
9 30 (7.44%) UML
10 29 (7.20%) E-Commerce
11 26 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 25 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (6.20%) Validation
13 24 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (5.96%) Logistics
14 23 (5.71%) PRINCE2
14 23 (5.71%) User Stories
15 22 (5.46%) CRM
15 22 (5.46%) Translating Business Requirements
16 19 (4.71%) Data Flow Diagram
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.44%) SQL
2 11 (2.73%) C#
3 4 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.74%) VB
5 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.25%) Java
6 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (12.90%) ISEB
2 33 (8.19%) Degree
3 9 (2.23%) ISEB Practitioner
3 9 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (1.99%) IIBA
5 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.99%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) COSO
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) PMO
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (6.70%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.46%) SAP
3 19 (4.71%) Oracle
4 9 (2.23%) Infor
5 8 (1.99%) hybris
6 7 (1.74%) Pega
7 4 (0.99%) JD Edwards
7 4 (0.99%) OpenText
7 4 (0.99%) QAD
8 3 (0.74%) Baan
8 3 (0.74%) Demandware
9 2 (0.50%) ILOG
9 2 (0.50%) NEC
10 1 (0.25%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.25%) IBM
10 1 (0.25%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.25%) Teradata
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + car/ car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum (negotiable, based on experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000 - £46000.00 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £29999 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank International
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Solihull
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Solihull
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SSP Worldwide
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SSP Worldwide
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum DOE Plus Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Walsall
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago