The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Business Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 33 44 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 73 64 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.36% 4.75% 8.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 4.98% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 49 29 57
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Business Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1282 1285 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.06% 95.33% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 840 829 744
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Business Analyst Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Business Analyst Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 103 (59.54%) Finance
2 79 (45.66%) Business Analysis
3 55 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (30.64%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (26.01%) Banking
6 35 (20.23%) Project Management
6 35 (20.23%) UML
7 32 (18.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (14.45%) Systems Analysis
9 23 (13.29%) Requirements Analysis
10 21 (12.14%) SQL
10 21 (12.14%) ISEB
11 17 (9.83%) Data Modelling
12 16 (9.25%) Retail
12 16 (9.25%) Degree
13 15 (8.67%) Scrum
13 15 (8.67%) Wealth Management
14 13 (7.51%) Workflow
14 13 (7.51%) Retail Banking
14 13 (7.51%) Microsoft
14 13 (7.51%) Waterfall
15 12 (6.94%) ERD
16 11 (6.36%) BPR
16 11 (6.36%) Mainframe
16 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
16 11 (6.36%) Use Case
16 11 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (6.36%) User Stories
17 10 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
18 9 (5.20%) Java

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Business Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.05%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.62%) MS Office
2 5 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.73%) MS Project
4 2 (1.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.58%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.58%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.58%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.58%) Finacle
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) ATM
1 1 (0.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.89%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.31%) QlikView
4 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.31%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.58%) PowerBuilder
General
1 103 (59.54%) Finance
2 45 (26.01%) Banking
3 16 (9.25%) Retail
4 13 (7.51%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.31%) Law
5 4 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.73%) Legal
6 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Front Office
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.05%) XML
2 4 (2.31%) Web Services
3 2 (1.16%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) CSS
4 1 (0.58%) XSLT
4 1 (0.58%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 53 (30.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.36%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.89%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.31%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.73%) EPoS
5 3 (1.73%) Economics
6 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) PMI
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Derivative
7 1 (0.58%) Xbox
7 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.16%) Windows
2 1 (0.58%) UNIX
2 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (45.66%) Business Analysis
2 55 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (20.23%) Project Management
3 35 (20.23%) UML
4 32 (18.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (14.45%) Systems Analysis
6 23 (13.29%) Requirements Analysis
7 17 (9.83%) Data Modelling
8 15 (8.67%) Scrum
8 15 (8.67%) Wealth Management
9 13 (7.51%) Workflow
9 13 (7.51%) Waterfall
10 12 (6.94%) ERD
11 11 (6.36%) BPR
11 11 (6.36%) Use Case
11 11 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.36%) User Stories
12 10 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.62%) BDD
14 7 (4.05%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.14%) SQL
2 9 (5.20%) Java
3 4 (2.31%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.73%) Python
4 3 (1.73%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.16%) C
6 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (12.14%) ISEB
2 16 (9.25%) Degree
3 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.58%) PMP
4 1 (0.58%) HND
4 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.58%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) QA
2 4 (2.31%) Solvency II
2 4 (2.31%) Basel II
3 1 (0.58%) MiFID
3 1 (0.58%) FATCA
Vendors
1 13 (7.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.89%) Business Objects
3 4 (2.31%) Oracle
4 2 (1.16%) Avaloq
5 1 (0.58%) Sybase
5 1 (0.58%) Teradata
5 1 (0.58%) Twitter
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