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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 31 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 205 139 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.05% 4.39% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.31% 4.62% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 128 79 119
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,414 £34,100 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,800 £50,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.59%
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
3247 3007 3040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.75% 94.89% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2051 1931 2102
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +12 104 £46,000 -3.15% 24
Glasgow +7 56 £38,000 -9.52% 7
Stirling -4 32 £42,500 -
Highlands - 4 £28,414 -
Aberdeen +5 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Perth and Kinross - 3 £44,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £21,500 -
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 223 (55.89%) Finance
2 199 (49.87%) Business Analysis
3 118 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (25.06%) Banking
5 95 (23.81%) SQL
6 94 (23.56%) Analytical Skills
7 93 (23.31%) Project Management
8 66 (16.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 48 (12.03%) Systems Analysis
10 43 (10.78%) UML
11 36 (9.02%) Degree
12 33 (8.27%) ISEB
13 31 (7.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 31 (7.77%) Data Modelling
14 30 (7.52%) SQL Server
14 30 (7.52%) Investment Banking
15 29 (7.27%) Workflow
16 27 (6.77%) Requirements Analysis
16 27 (6.77%) Investment Management
17 24 (6.02%) Retail
17 24 (6.02%) Scrum
18 23 (5.76%) XML
18 23 (5.76%) Derivative
19 22 (5.51%) Credit Risk
19 22 (5.51%) Waterfall
19 22 (5.51%) Change Management
19 22 (5.51%) Relational Database
20 21 (5.26%) MS Office
21 20 (5.01%) Equities
22 19 (4.76%) Front Office

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6 (1.50%) SAS
1 6 (1.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.50%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (5.26%) MS Office
2 19 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.01%) MS Excel
4 9 (2.26%) MS Project
5 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (2.01%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (1.50%) FLEXCUBE
3 6 (1.50%) Temenos T24
4 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.25%) Finacle
6 1 (0.25%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.25%) MultiFonds
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.50%) Intranet
2 1 (0.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.51%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.01%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.00%) QlikView
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.25%) EDMS
11 1 (0.25%) OLAP
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.75%) JIRA
2 2 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.25%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 223 (55.89%) Finance
2 100 (25.06%) Banking
3 30 (7.52%) Investment Banking
4 24 (6.02%) Retail
5 19 (4.76%) Front Office
6 16 (4.01%) Retail Banking
7 11 (2.76%) Back Office
7 11 (2.76%) Legal
8 7 (1.75%) Marketing
9 4 (1.00%) Advertising
9 4 (1.00%) Law
10 3 (0.75%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.76%) XML
2 4 (1.00%) Web Services
2 4 (1.00%) .NET
2 4 (1.00%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (0.75%) EDI
3 3 (0.75%) HTML
4 2 (0.50%) SOAP
5 1 (0.25%) WinForms
5 1 (0.25%) Middleware
5 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 94 (23.56%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.76%) Derivative
3 22 (5.51%) Credit Risk
4 20 (5.01%) Equities
5 15 (3.76%) Mainframe
5 15 (3.76%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.00%) User Experience
7 4 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.75%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.75%) SWIFT
8 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.50%) Biometrics
9 2 (0.50%) Economics
9 2 (0.50%) Statistics
10 1 (0.25%) Wiki
10 1 (0.25%) Blog
10 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.76%) UNIX
2 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.50%) Android
4 1 (0.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (49.87%) Business Analysis
2 118 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (23.31%) Project Management
4 66 (16.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (12.03%) Systems Analysis
6 43 (10.78%) UML
7 31 (7.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (7.77%) Data Modelling
8 29 (7.27%) Workflow
9 27 (6.77%) Requirements Analysis
9 27 (6.77%) Investment Management
10 24 (6.02%) Scrum
11 22 (5.51%) Waterfall
11 22 (5.51%) Change Management
12 18 (4.51%) ERP
12 18 (4.51%) Mentoring
13 17 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (3.76%) PRINCE2
14 15 (3.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 95 (23.81%) SQL
2 17 (4.26%) Python
3 12 (3.01%) Java
4 7 (1.75%) C
5 5 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (9.02%) Degree
2 33 (8.27%) ISEB
3 6 (1.50%) CBAP
4 3 (0.75%) IIBA
4 3 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.25%) APMP
5 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.25%) HND
5 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.51%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) Basel II
2 2 (0.50%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.25%) MiFID
3 1 (0.25%) COREP
Vendors
1 18 (4.51%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.01%) Oracle
3 5 (1.25%) Business Objects
4 4 (1.00%) Sybase
5 3 (0.75%) Bloomberg
5 3 (0.75%) Informatica
6 2 (0.50%) Murex
6 2 (0.50%) Calypso
6 2 (0.50%) Google
6 2 (0.50%) Tableau
7 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.25%) Pega
7 1 (0.25%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (0.25%) Twitter
7 1 (0.25%) BI-SAM
7 1 (0.25%) TSYS
7 1 (0.25%) Mantas
7 1 (0.25%) Actimize
7 1 (0.25%) Teradata
7 1 (0.25%) Linedata
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