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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 44 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 145 164 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.71% 5.01% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.98% 5.28% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 101 99 104
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £34,000 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,750 £55,957
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
2910 3107 2952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.60% 94.99% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1952 1969 2102
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,148 £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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +10 84 £47,500 +11.76% 10
Glasgow -1 42 £38,750 -8.82% 8
Stirling -6 14 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Aberdeen -17 2 £42,250 -11.05%
Perth and Kinross - 2 £44,000 -
Aberdeenshire +5 1 £36,000 -4.00% 1
Highlands - 1 £28,414 -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 221 (59.89%) Finance
2 181 (49.05%) Business Analysis
3 98 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (25.20%) Analytical Skills
5 91 (24.66%) Banking
6 85 (23.04%) Project Management
7 75 (20.33%) SQL
8 70 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (16.80%) Systems Analysis
10 42 (11.38%) UML
11 35 (9.49%) Data Modelling
12 34 (9.21%) Degree
13 31 (8.40%) ISEB
14 29 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (7.59%) Mentoring
16 27 (7.32%) SQL Server
16 27 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
17 24 (6.50%) Workflow
18 23 (6.23%) Retail
19 21 (5.69%) Scrum
20 20 (5.42%) Microsoft
20 20 (5.42%) Line Management
21 19 (5.15%) Waterfall
22 18 (4.88%) Change Management
23 17 (4.61%) XML
23 17 (4.61%) Investment Banking
23 17 (4.61%) Credit Risk
23 17 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
24 16 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
24 16 (4.34%) ERD

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (1.36%) SAS
2 1 (0.27%) LiveLink
2 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (4.07%) MS Office
2 12 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (1.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.27%) Finacle
2 1 (0.27%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.36%) Intranet
2 2 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.34%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.25%) RDBMS
4 11 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.08%) QlikView
8 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.81%) BODI
8 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.27%) EDMS
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) Toad
2 1 (0.27%) PowerBuilder
General
1 221 (59.89%) Finance
2 91 (24.66%) Banking
3 23 (6.23%) Retail
4 17 (4.61%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.79%) Retail Banking
6 9 (2.44%) Back Office
7 8 (2.17%) Legal
8 5 (1.36%) Front Office
8 5 (1.36%) Marketing
9 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.08%) Law
10 3 (0.81%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.27%) Games
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.61%) XML
2 7 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (0.81%) Web Services
3 3 (0.81%) HTML
4 2 (0.54%) XSLT
5 1 (0.27%) Middleware
5 1 (0.27%) WinForms
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 93 (25.20%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.61%) Credit Risk
3 14 (3.79%) Derivative
3 14 (3.79%) Mainframe
3 14 (3.79%) Equities
4 9 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.17%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.81%) SWIFT
6 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.81%) EPoS
6 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.54%) Economics
7 2 (0.54%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.54%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.54%) User Experience
8 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.90%) UNIX
2 1 (0.27%) Windows
2 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (49.05%) Business Analysis
2 98 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (23.04%) Project Management
4 70 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (16.80%) Systems Analysis
6 42 (11.38%) UML
7 35 (9.49%) Data Modelling
8 29 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (7.59%) Mentoring
10 27 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
11 24 (6.50%) Workflow
12 21 (5.69%) Scrum
13 20 (5.42%) Line Management
14 19 (5.15%) Waterfall
15 18 (4.88%) Change Management
16 17 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (4.34%) User Stories
17 16 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (4.34%) ERD
18 15 (4.07%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.33%) SQL
2 14 (3.79%) Java
2 14 (3.79%) Python
3 9 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.90%) C
5 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (9.21%) Degree
2 31 (8.40%) ISEB
3 5 (1.36%) CBAP
4 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.27%) HND
5 1 (0.27%) PMP
5 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.27%) IIBA
5 1 (0.27%) APMP
5 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.25%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) Solvency II
2 3 (0.81%) Basel II
3 1 (0.27%) MiFID
3 1 (0.27%) COREP
Vendors
1 20 (5.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.71%) Oracle
3 8 (2.17%) Business Objects
4 3 (0.81%) SAP
5 2 (0.54%) Sybase
5 2 (0.54%) Avaloq
6 1 (0.27%) Pega
6 1 (0.27%) TSYS
6 1 (0.27%) Tableau
6 1 (0.27%) BI-SAM
6 1 (0.27%) Twitter
6 1 (0.27%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.27%) Linedata
6 1 (0.27%) Teradata
6 1 (0.27%) Mantas
6 1 (0.27%) Actimize
6 1 (0.27%) Google
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