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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 46 43 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 53 69 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.15% 5.01% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.39% 5.25% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 27 49 26
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £49,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -9.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,700 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
1208 1315 1359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.67% 95.57% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 813 841 880
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

Business Analyst Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 100 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 93 (62.00%) Banking
3 89 (59.33%) Finance
4 59 (39.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (23.33%) SQL
8 33 (22.00%) Asset Management
9 30 (20.00%) Degree
10 26 (17.33%) Project Management
11 24 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (16.00%) Data Analysis
12 23 (15.33%) UML
13 22 (14.67%) Investment Banking
14 21 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (13.33%) ISEB
15 20 (13.33%) Six Sigma
16 17 (11.33%) Retail
16 17 (11.33%) Front Office
16 17 (11.33%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (10.67%) SAS
18 15 (10.00%) Data Mining
18 15 (10.00%) Data Modelling
18 15 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
18 15 (10.00%) SDLC
19 14 (9.33%) Waterfall
20 13 (8.67%) Wealth Management
21 12 (8.00%) Fund Management
21 12 (8.00%) Solvency II
21 12 (8.00%) Basel II

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 16 (10.67%) SAS
2 1 (0.67%) Alfresco
2 1 (0.67%) Documentum
2 1 (0.67%) FileNet
2 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.33%) MS Office
4 1 (0.67%) DOC1
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.33%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 11 (7.33%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.67%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Subversion
1 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (0.67%) JIRA
2 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (62.00%) Banking
2 89 (59.33%) Finance
3 22 (14.67%) Investment Banking
4 17 (11.33%) Front Office
4 17 (11.33%) Retail
5 9 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.67%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.00%) Games
7 3 (2.00%) Law
8 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.67%) Legal
9 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.00%) XML
2 10 (6.67%) Web Services
3 8 (5.33%) .NET
4 3 (2.00%) Apache Flex
4 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.00%) HTML
5 2 (1.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 39 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.33%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.00%) EPoS
6 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.00%) Xbox
7 1 (0.67%) Economics
7 1 (0.67%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 59 (39.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (22.00%) Asset Management
5 26 (17.33%) Project Management
6 24 (16.00%) Data Analysis
7 23 (15.33%) UML
8 21 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (13.33%) Six Sigma
10 17 (11.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (10.00%) Data Modelling
11 15 (10.00%) SDLC
12 14 (9.33%) Waterfall
13 13 (8.67%) Wealth Management
14 12 (8.00%) Fund Management
15 10 (6.67%) Validation
16 9 (6.00%) Change Management
16 9 (6.00%) Translating Business Requirements
16 9 (6.00%) User Stories
17 7 (4.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.33%) SQL
2 12 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.00%) Java
3 9 (6.00%) Python
4 7 (4.67%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.00%) XPath
6 4 (2.67%) C#
7 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (20.00%) Degree
2 20 (13.33%) ISEB
3 3 (2.00%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.00%) Basel II
1 12 (8.00%) Solvency II
2 6 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (0.67%) Charles River
3 1 (0.67%) Cognos
3 1 (0.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (0.67%) Kofax
3 1 (0.67%) Laserfiche
3 1 (0.67%) Lotus
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