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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 38 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 172 181 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.58% 5.48% 5.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 5.74% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 109 108 97
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £58,500
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
2900 3156 2820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.09% 95.55% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1892 2039 1930
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 73 £46,000 +2.22% 19
Glasgow +5 67 £42,500 - 16
Stirling -3 16 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Aberdeen -14 7 £47,000 - 5
Renfrewshire - 6 - -
Aberdeenshire +5 1 £36,000 -4.00%
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 217 (58.33%) Finance
2 175 (47.04%) Business Analysis
3 105 (28.23%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (25.54%) Banking
6 83 (22.31%) Project Management
7 70 (18.82%) SQL
8 66 (17.74%) Systems Analysis
9 60 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (11.83%) UML
11 35 (9.41%) Degree
12 34 (9.14%) Data Modelling
13 32 (8.60%) ISEB
14 31 (8.33%) Mentoring
15 28 (7.53%) Requirements Analysis
16 27 (7.26%) Workflow
17 26 (6.99%) SQL Server
18 25 (6.72%) Line Management
19 23 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
20 22 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
21 21 (5.65%) Oracle
21 21 (5.65%) Java
22 20 (5.38%) Retail
23 19 (5.11%) Waterfall
23 19 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
23 19 (5.11%) Change Management
24 18 (4.84%) Microsoft
25 17 (4.57%) Investment Banking
25 17 (4.57%) Change Control
26 16 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (2.96%) SAS
2 7 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.42%) MS Office
3 8 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.08%) MS Project
6 2 (0.54%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (4.03%) Oracle EBS
1 15 (4.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.96%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (1.88%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (1.88%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle iProcurement
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.34%) SAP R/3
5 5 (1.34%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.34%) SAP SD
5 5 (1.34%) SAP CO
5 5 (1.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle SCM
7 3 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.27%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.81%) Intranet
2 2 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) ATM
3 1 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.96%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.42%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.88%) SQLPlus
8 6 (1.61%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.08%) QlikView
11 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.81%) BODI
12 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.27%) Cognos Query Studio
13 1 (0.27%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 1 (0.27%) Cognos Report Studio
13 1 (0.27%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 1 (0.27%) DecisionStream
13 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
13 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.15%) Toad
2 7 (1.88%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) PowerBuilder
General
1 217 (58.33%) Finance
2 95 (25.54%) Banking
3 20 (5.38%) Retail
4 17 (4.57%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.49%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.61%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.61%) Legal
7 5 (1.34%) Back Office
7 5 (1.34%) Private Banking
7 5 (1.34%) Marketing
8 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.08%) Law
9 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.81%) Billing
10 2 (0.54%) Front Office
10 2 (0.54%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
11 1 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.96%) XML
2 8 (2.15%) Web Services
3 3 (0.81%) HTML
4 2 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.54%) XSLT
5 1 (0.27%) WinForms
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 105 (28.23%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.49%) Credit Risk
3 11 (2.96%) Mainframe
3 11 (2.96%) Equities
3 11 (2.96%) Derivative
4 9 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.88%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.34%) FMCG
7 3 (0.81%) EPoS
7 3 (0.81%) Economics
7 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Xbox
8 2 (0.54%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.54%) User Experience
9 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.81%) UNIX
2 2 (0.54%) Windows
3 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (47.04%) Business Analysis
2 98 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (22.31%) Project Management
4 66 (17.74%) Systems Analysis
5 60 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (11.83%) UML
7 34 (9.14%) Data Modelling
8 31 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 28 (7.53%) Requirements Analysis
10 27 (7.26%) Workflow
11 25 (6.72%) Line Management
12 23 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (5.11%) Waterfall
14 19 (5.11%) Change Management
15 17 (4.57%) Change Control
16 16 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (4.30%) Wealth Management
16 16 (4.30%) Scrum
17 15 (4.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 70 (18.82%) SQL
2 21 (5.65%) Java
3 16 (4.30%) Python
4 11 (2.96%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.34%) C
7 1 (0.27%) ABAP
7 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (9.41%) Degree
2 32 (8.60%) ISEB
3 6 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.08%) CCA
4 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.08%) CIMA
4 4 (1.08%) ACCA
5 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.27%) PMP
6 1 (0.27%) HND
6 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.27%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.69%) QA
2 4 (1.08%) Solvency II
2 4 (1.08%) Basel II
3 2 (0.54%) MiFID
4 1 (0.27%) COREP
4 1 (0.27%) FATCA
Vendors
1 21 (5.65%) Oracle
2 18 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.30%) Business Objects
4 8 (2.15%) SAP
5 6 (1.61%) Pegasus
6 5 (1.34%) Primavera
7 2 (0.54%) Avaloq
7 2 (0.54%) Cognos
8 1 (0.27%) Teradata
8 1 (0.27%) IBM
8 1 (0.27%) Sybase
8 1 (0.27%) Mantas
8 1 (0.27%) Actimize
8 1 (0.27%) Pega
8 1 (0.27%) Twitter
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