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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 31 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 187 192 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.94% 4.81% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.32% 5.06% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114 107 73
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,700
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
2959 3794 2989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.00% 95.02% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1845 2476 1744
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,319
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 April 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 24 April 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
Glasgow +11 81 £45,750 +14.37% 13
Edinburgh -1 73 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Aberdeen +30 11 £45,000 -2.70%
Stirling -7 9 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 5 £40,000 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £51,250 -
West Lothian -6 1 £52,500 +64.06% 1
Midlothian - 1 - -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 208 (58.10%) Finance
2 148 (41.34%) Business Analysis
3 93 (25.98%) Banking
3 93 (25.98%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (22.07%) SQL
6 61 (17.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 55 (15.36%) Project Management
8 41 (11.45%) Systems Analysis
9 40 (11.17%) Degree
10 37 (10.34%) Oracle
11 29 (8.10%) Requirements Analysis
11 29 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (7.54%) Oracle EBS
13 25 (6.98%) Oracle EBS R12
13 25 (6.98%) Migration
13 25 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (6.70%) Data Modelling
14 24 (6.70%) Java
14 24 (6.70%) Workflow
15 23 (6.42%) Time Management
15 23 (6.42%) SQL Server
15 23 (6.42%) Business Objects
15 23 (6.42%) Mentoring
16 22 (6.15%) Oracle Financials
17 21 (5.87%) Waterfall
17 21 (5.87%) Software Delivery
18 20 (5.59%) Data Analysis
18 20 (5.59%) Python
18 20 (5.59%) ISEB

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (4.19%) SAS
2 9 (2.51%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (3.35%) MS Office
4 10 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) MS Project
5 2 (0.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 27 (7.54%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (6.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (6.15%) Oracle Financials
4 14 (3.91%) Oracle Payables
4 14 (3.91%) Oracle Receivables
5 13 (3.63%) Oracle iProcurement
6 12 (3.35%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (3.35%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (2.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (2.51%) SAP CO
7 9 (2.51%) SAP FI
8 7 (1.96%) SAP SD
8 7 (1.96%) SAP R/3
8 7 (1.96%) Oracle SCM
9 6 (1.68%) Primavera
10 5 (1.40%) Markit EDM
10 5 (1.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.84%) HiPortfolio
12 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.28%) ATM
1 1 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.79%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.23%) SQLPlus
6 6 (1.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 6 (1.68%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.68%) Cognos Query Studio
6 6 (1.68%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 5 (1.40%) Cognos Powerplay
7 5 (1.40%) Cognos Transformer
8 4 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.84%) BODI
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.56%) QlikView
10 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.28%) DecisionStream
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Toad
2 3 (0.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 208 (58.10%) Finance
2 93 (25.98%) Banking
3 19 (5.31%) Retail
4 18 (5.03%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.75%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.23%) Private Banking
6 8 (2.23%) General Ledger
6 8 (2.23%) Billing
6 8 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.96%) Front Office
8 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.56%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) German Language
9 2 (0.56%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.79%) Web Services
2 1 (0.28%) XML
2 1 (0.28%) XSLT
2 1 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.28%) .NET
2 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 93 (25.98%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.03%) Equities
3 14 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.91%) Fixed Income
3 14 (3.91%) Derivative
4 12 (3.35%) FMCG
5 9 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.96%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.68%) Reference Data
8 5 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.12%) Economics
9 4 (1.12%) iPad
10 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.84%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.56%) EPoS
11 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.56%) Xbox
11 2 (0.56%) User Experience
12 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.28%) Windows
1 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (41.34%) Business Analysis
2 89 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (17.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (15.36%) Project Management
5 41 (11.45%) Systems Analysis
6 29 (8.10%) Requirements Analysis
6 29 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (6.98%) Migration
8 24 (6.70%) Workflow
8 24 (6.70%) Data Modelling
9 23 (6.42%) Time Management
9 23 (6.42%) Mentoring
10 21 (5.87%) Software Delivery
10 21 (5.87%) Waterfall
11 20 (5.59%) Data Analysis
12 18 (5.03%) Investment Management
13 17 (4.75%) UML
14 16 (4.47%) PRINCE2
14 16 (4.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (4.47%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (22.07%) SQL
2 24 (6.70%) Java
3 20 (5.59%) Python
4 11 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.79%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.56%) C#
6 2 (0.56%) ABAP
7 1 (0.28%) C++
7 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.28%) VBScript
7 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (11.17%) Degree
2 20 (5.59%) ISEB
3 6 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.40%) CCA
4 5 (1.40%) ACCA
4 5 (1.40%) CIMA
5 4 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.28%) PMP
7 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.12%) Solvency II
2 3 (0.84%) FATCA
2 3 (0.84%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.84%) Basel II
2 3 (0.84%) MiFID
3 1 (0.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (10.34%) Oracle
2 23 (6.42%) Business Objects
3 18 (5.03%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.19%) SAP
5 12 (3.35%) Pegasus
6 8 (2.23%) Cognos
7 6 (1.68%) Reuters
7 6 (1.68%) Bloomberg
7 6 (1.68%) Charles River
8 2 (0.56%) Avaloq
8 2 (0.56%) Pega
9 1 (0.28%) TSYS
9 1 (0.28%) Fiserv
9 1 (0.28%) Twitter
9 1 (0.28%) Kofax
9 1 (0.28%) IBM
9 1 (0.28%) Misys
9 1 (0.28%) Temenos
9 1 (0.28%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.28%) Intel
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