Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Business Manager was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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

Business Manager
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 270 250
Rank change year-on-year +33 -20 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Manager 53 63 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.62% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.65% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 46 54 77
West Midlands median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,500 £40,150
90th Percentile £74,750 £69,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £56,250 £55,326 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.67% -3.78% +4.55%

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 7,800 9,759 10,730
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.64% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 6,012 7,946 8,513
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Business Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Business Manager in the West Midlands

Business Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Manager in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Business Manager in the West Midlands

Business Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Manager in the West Midlands

Business Manager
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 Manager within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 December 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 -6 21 £46,000 +3.95% 2
Coventry +28 15 £68,750 +37.50%
Warwickshire +31 4 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Solihull - 3 £42,500 -
Staffordshire +21 2 £51,500 -26.43% 2
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Stourbridge - 1 £46,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £57,500 - 1
Business Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Business Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 19 (35.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (30.19%) Business Development
3 15 (28.30%) Finance
4 12 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (16.98%) Project Management
6 8 (15.09%) Virtual Team Management
6 8 (15.09%) Virtual Team
6 8 (15.09%) Innovative Thinking
6 8 (15.09%) Critical Thinking
7 7 (13.21%) Decision-Making
7 7 (13.21%) B2B Sales
7 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 7 (13.21%) B2B
7 7 (13.21%) Retail
8 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
8 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
8 6 (11.32%) Process Improvement
8 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
9 5 (9.43%) Target Operating Model
9 5 (9.43%) Six Sigma
9 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.43%) Change Management
9 5 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (7.55%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (7.55%) Back Office
10 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
10 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (7.55%) CRM
10 4 (7.55%) ERP

Business Manager 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:

Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.89%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.89%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Broadband
2 1 (1.89%) DSL
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.77%) Power BI
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.55%) Back Office
4 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.66%) Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Automotive
7 1 (1.89%) Billing
7 1 (1.89%) German Language
7 1 (1.89%) Legal
7 1 (1.89%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (1.89%) Swedish Language
7 1 (1.89%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Virtual Team
2 5 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Android
1 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (30.19%) Business Development
3 12 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (16.98%) Project Management
5 8 (15.09%) Critical Thinking
5 8 (15.09%) Innovative Thinking
5 8 (15.09%) Virtual Team Management
6 7 (13.21%) B2B
6 7 (13.21%) B2B Sales
6 7 (13.21%) Decision-Making
6 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
7 6 (11.32%) Process Improvement
8 5 (9.43%) Change Management
8 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.43%) Six Sigma
8 5 (9.43%) Target Operating Model
9 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.55%) CRM
9 4 (7.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
1 2 (3.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (1.89%) HNC
2 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 22301
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
1 1 (1.89%) QA
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) IBM
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) Lotus
4 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.89%) SAP