Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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

Software Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 236 264
Rank change year-on-year +13 +28 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Analyst 72 92 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.93% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.96% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 71 90 77
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +16.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,925 £22,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £45,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +9.59% +1.39% -4.00%

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 8,313 9,567 11,351
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 96.48% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,463 7,956 8,972
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,258
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Analyst in the West Midlands

Software Analyst
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Software Analyst in the West Midlands

Software Analyst
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Analyst in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Herefordshire +23 17 £45,000 - 2
Warwickshire +48 16 £40,000 - 2
Birmingham -13 14 £47,500 +1.06% 2
Staffordshire +23 12 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Coventry +1 6 £21,750 -17.14% 1
Worcestershire +8 4 £30,000 -22.08%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Software Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Software 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 Software Analyst in the job title.

1 41 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) ISEB
3 20 (27.78%) SQL
4 18 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 17 (23.61%) Legal
6 16 (22.22%) Scrum
6 16 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (20.83%) ITIL
8 14 (19.44%) Asset Management
8 14 (19.44%) Software Asset Management
8 14 (19.44%) IT Asset Management
9 13 (18.06%) Software Licensing
10 12 (16.67%) Software Delivery
10 12 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (16.67%) Due Diligence
11 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.28%) QA
11 11 (15.28%) Finance
11 11 (15.28%) SDLC
12 10 (13.89%) Acceptance Criteria
12 10 (13.89%) Business Analysis
13 9 (12.50%) Change Management
13 9 (12.50%) Commercial Awareness
13 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (11.11%) Six Sigma
14 8 (11.11%) Java
14 8 (11.11%) Software Testing
15 7 (9.72%) Selenium
15 7 (9.72%) Manual Testing
15 7 (9.72%) Microsoft

Software 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Selenium
2 6 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.56%) JIRA
4 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.78%) Subversion
6 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.39%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (23.61%) Legal
2 11 (15.28%) Finance
3 5 (6.94%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (4.17%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.78%) Advertising
5 2 (2.78%) Billing
5 2 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (2.78%) CSS
3 2 (2.78%) jQuery
3 2 (2.78%) Kendo UI
3 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) NHS
3 2 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Android
2 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 16 (22.22%) Scrum
3 16 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (20.83%) ITIL
5 14 (19.44%) Asset Management
5 14 (19.44%) IT Asset Management
5 14 (19.44%) Software Asset Management
6 13 (18.06%) Software Licensing
7 12 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
7 12 (16.67%) Due Diligence
7 12 (16.67%) Software Delivery
8 11 (15.28%) SDLC
8 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
9 10 (13.89%) Acceptance Criteria
9 10 (13.89%) Business Analysis
10 9 (12.50%) Change Management
10 9 (12.50%) Commercial Awareness
11 8 (11.11%) Six Sigma
11 8 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) SQL
2 8 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (4.17%) C#
4 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) PHP
4 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (44.44%) ISEB
2 5 (6.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.28%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Sage
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) Pegasus
3 3 (4.17%) Xero
4 1 (1.39%) Aderant
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) iManage