The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 31 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 237 224 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 7.11% 6.00% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.57% 6.33% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 162 127 80
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Business Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3131 3541 2882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.91% 94.81% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2011 2281 1889
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Business Analyst Salary Trend in Scotland

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Business Analyst Salary Histogram in Scotland

Business Analyst
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 118 £47,500 +18.75% 28
Glasgow +7 86 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Stirling 0 12 £40,000 -5.88%
Aberdeen +9 10 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Highlands +3 5 £40,000 +40.77%
Fife 0 2 £40,750 +23.48%
Dundee - 1 £45,000 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £37,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 245 (57.11%) Finance
2 191 (44.52%) Business Analysis
3 127 (29.60%) SQL
4 122 (28.44%) Banking
5 112 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (22.61%) Analytical Skills
7 95 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 76 (17.72%) Project Management
9 50 (11.66%) SDLC
10 47 (10.96%) Requirements Analysis
10 47 (10.96%) Data Modelling
11 42 (9.79%) Asset Management
12 40 (9.32%) Retail
13 38 (8.86%) Oracle
14 35 (8.16%) SQL Server
14 35 (8.16%) Microsoft
14 35 (8.16%) Data Analysis
15 34 (7.93%) Scrum
16 33 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
17 31 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
17 31 (7.23%) Waterfall
18 30 (6.99%) Systems Analysis
19 29 (6.76%) Investment Banking
20 28 (6.53%) Change Management
21 27 (6.29%) Oracle EBS
21 27 (6.29%) Retail Banking
22 26 (6.06%) Degree
22 26 (6.06%) ISEB
23 25 (5.83%) Investment Management
24 24 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 20 (4.66%) SAS
2 8 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Documentum
5 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (3.73%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.17%) MS Office
5 2 (0.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 27 (6.29%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (3.73%) Oracle Financials
2 16 (3.73%) Oracle 11i
2 16 (3.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (3.73%) Markit EDM
3 12 (2.80%) thinkFolio
4 9 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (1.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.93%) Primavera
7 3 (0.70%) HiPortfolio
7 3 (0.70%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.70%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle SCM
8 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.23%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (4.43%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.40%) QlikView
8 5 (1.17%) Cognos Query Studio
8 5 (1.17%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 5 (1.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (1.17%) Cognos Transformer
8 5 (1.17%) Cognos Powerplay
8 5 (1.17%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.93%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.47%) DB2
11 2 (0.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (1.40%) JIRA
2 4 (0.93%) Toad
3 1 (0.23%) RequisitePro
General
1 245 (57.11%) Finance
2 122 (28.44%) Banking
3 40 (9.32%) Retail
4 29 (6.76%) Investment Banking
5 27 (6.29%) Retail Banking
6 14 (3.26%) Front Office
7 12 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.33%) Billing
9 8 (1.86%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.40%) Spanish Language
11 5 (1.17%) Marketing
11 5 (1.17%) Legal
12 4 (0.93%) Back Office
13 3 (0.70%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.80%) .NET
1 12 (2.80%) XML
2 10 (2.33%) Web Services
3 3 (0.70%) REST
3 3 (0.70%) SOAP
4 2 (0.47%) MDX
4 2 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.23%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.23%) HTML
5 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 97 (22.61%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.59%) Derivative
3 20 (4.66%) Equities
4 18 (4.20%) User Experience
5 15 (3.50%) Fixed Income
6 13 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.56%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.63%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.63%) Physics
9 6 (1.40%) FMCG
10 5 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.17%) Economics
11 4 (0.93%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.93%) Commodity Exotics
11 4 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.70%) iPad
13 2 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.70%) UNIX
2 1 (0.23%) Windows
2 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (44.52%) Business Analysis
2 112 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (17.72%) Project Management
5 50 (11.66%) SDLC
6 47 (10.96%) Data Modelling
6 47 (10.96%) Requirements Analysis
7 42 (9.79%) Asset Management
8 35 (8.16%) Data Analysis
9 34 (7.93%) Scrum
10 33 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (7.23%) Waterfall
12 30 (6.99%) Systems Analysis
13 28 (6.53%) Change Management
14 25 (5.83%) Investment Management
15 24 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (5.59%) Data Management
16 23 (5.36%) Migration
16 23 (5.36%) Software Delivery
17 22 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 127 (29.60%) SQL
2 14 (3.26%) Python
3 11 (2.56%) VB.NET
4 9 (2.10%) Java
5 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.70%) C#
5 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.47%) ABAP
6 2 (0.47%) VBA
7 1 (0.23%) VBScript
7 1 (0.23%) VB
7 1 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (6.06%) ISEB
1 26 (6.06%) Degree
2 12 (2.80%) IIBA
3 9 (2.10%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.40%) CBAP
5 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.23%) MBA
7 1 (0.23%) GIAC
7 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.03%) QA
2 8 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.93%) Basel II
3 4 (0.93%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.47%) FATCA
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) MiFID
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 38 (8.86%) Oracle
2 35 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.33%) Reuters
3 10 (2.33%) Bloomberg
4 7 (1.63%) Charles River
4 7 (1.63%) SAP
4 7 (1.63%) Cognos
5 3 (0.70%) MKS
6 2 (0.47%) Informatica
6 2 (0.47%) Pega
6 2 (0.47%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.23%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.23%) Oneserve
7 1 (0.23%) Aareon
7 1 (0.23%) Kypera
7 1 (0.23%) Epicor
7 1 (0.23%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.23%) Intel
7 1 (0.23%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.23%) Sybase
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