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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 30 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 236 154 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.51% 4.99% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.83% 5.26% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 137 84 123
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £33,263 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,750 £54,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
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
3454 2925 3058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.23% 94.75% 94.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2196 1920 2083
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(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 +6 116 £40,750 -14.21% 28
Glasgow +8 76 £40,000 +3.22% 12
Stirling 0 26 £42,500 - 3
Aberdeen +9 10 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Highlands - 3 £28,414 -
Perth and Kinross - 2 £42,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 £21,500 -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 208 (51.23%) Finance
2 202 (49.75%) Business Analysis
3 123 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (26.60%) SQL
5 91 (22.41%) Banking
6 90 (22.17%) Analytical Skills
7 85 (20.94%) Project Management
8 62 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (9.61%) Systems Analysis
10 37 (9.11%) Degree
11 36 (8.87%) UML
12 33 (8.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 31 (7.64%) SQL Server
13 31 (7.64%) Derivative
13 31 (7.64%) Investment Banking
14 30 (7.39%) MS Office
15 28 (6.90%) Workflow
15 28 (6.90%) Investment Management
16 27 (6.65%) Retail
16 27 (6.65%) XML
17 26 (6.40%) Data Modelling
17 26 (6.40%) Equities
18 25 (6.16%) Requirements Analysis
18 25 (6.16%) Microsoft
18 25 (6.16%) ISEB
18 25 (6.16%) Relational Database
19 24 (5.91%) ERP
19 24 (5.91%) Credit Risk
20 23 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
21 22 (5.42%) MS Visio

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.74%) SAS
3 2 (0.49%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (7.39%) MS Office
2 22 (5.42%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.45%) MS Excel
4 13 (3.20%) MS Project
5 5 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.97%) FLEXCUBE
2 8 (1.97%) Temenos T24
3 6 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.25%) Finacle
6 1 (0.25%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.25%) MultiFonds
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.16%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.93%) RDBMS
4 9 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.48%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.99%) QlikView
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.49%) OLAP
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.99%) JIRA
2 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.74%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.49%) Selenium
3 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.49%) Concordion
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Toad
4 1 (0.25%) PowerBuilder
General
1 208 (51.23%) Finance
2 91 (22.41%) Banking
3 31 (7.64%) Investment Banking
4 27 (6.65%) Retail
5 21 (5.17%) Front Office
6 20 (4.93%) Retail Banking
7 12 (2.96%) Back Office
8 10 (2.46%) Legal
9 5 (1.23%) Marketing
9 5 (1.23%) Advertising
10 3 (0.74%) Law
11 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.49%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.65%) XML
2 6 (1.48%) HTML
3 5 (1.23%) .NET
3 5 (1.23%) Web Services
3 5 (1.23%) EDI
4 4 (0.99%) CSS
4 4 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.49%) SAP XI
5 2 (0.49%) SOAP
6 1 (0.25%) XSLT
6 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.25%) Middleware
6 1 (0.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 90 (22.17%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.64%) Derivative
3 26 (6.40%) Equities
4 24 (5.91%) Credit Risk
5 17 (4.19%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.96%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.48%) User Experience
9 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.74%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.74%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.74%) Statistics
11 3 (0.74%) EPoS
12 2 (0.49%) Biometrics
12 2 (0.49%) Economics
13 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.43%) UNIX
2 6 (1.48%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.49%) Android
4 1 (0.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (49.75%) Business Analysis
2 123 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (20.94%) Project Management
4 62 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (9.61%) Systems Analysis
6 36 (8.87%) UML
7 33 (8.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (6.90%) Workflow
8 28 (6.90%) Investment Management
9 26 (6.40%) Data Modelling
10 25 (6.16%) Requirements Analysis
11 24 (5.91%) ERP
12 23 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (4.93%) Scrum
13 20 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (4.93%) User Stories
14 19 (4.68%) Change Management
15 18 (4.43%) Data Analysis
15 18 (4.43%) Asset Management
16 17 (4.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 108 (26.60%) SQL
2 21 (5.17%) Python
3 8 (1.97%) Java
4 6 (1.48%) C
5 5 (1.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.25%) Perl
6 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (9.11%) Degree
2 25 (6.16%) ISEB
3 6 (1.48%) CBAP
4 4 (0.99%) IIBA
5 3 (0.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.25%) APMP
6 1 (0.25%) HND
6 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.69%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) COBIT
3 1 (0.25%) MiFID
Vendors
1 25 (6.16%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.43%) Oracle
3 6 (1.48%) Murex
3 6 (1.48%) Calypso
3 6 (1.48%) Business Objects
4 5 (1.23%) Informatica
5 4 (0.99%) Sybase
6 3 (0.74%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.49%) Charles River
7 2 (0.49%) SAP
7 2 (0.49%) Google
7 2 (0.49%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.49%) Tableau
8 1 (0.25%) Twitter
8 1 (0.25%) Pega
8 1 (0.25%) Wall Street Systems
8 1 (0.25%) BI-SAM
8 1 (0.25%) TSYS
8 1 (0.25%) Mantas
8 1 (0.25%) Actimize
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