Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £44,250 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 59 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 -29 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 112 78 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.15% 3.34% 6.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 3.51% 6.66%
Number of salaries quoted 44 63 149
Edinburgh median annual salary £44,250 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.76% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,000 £26,850 £33,700
90th Percentile £64,625 £68,950 £66,500
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% -10.53% +11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2599 2224 2912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.37% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1589 1464 1864
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in Edinburgh

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 66 (58.93%) Finance
2 56 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (43.75%) Banking
4 42 (37.50%) Retail Banking
5 39 (34.82%) Data Management
5 39 (34.82%) Business Analysis
5 39 (34.82%) SQL
5 39 (34.82%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (34.82%) Infrastructure Management
6 31 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (19.64%) Data Mining
8 20 (17.86%) Data Analysis
8 20 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (9.82%) Use Case
9 11 (9.82%) Data Modelling
9 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 7 (6.25%) SDLC
11 5 (4.46%) Collaborative Working
12 4 (3.57%) Apex Code
12 4 (3.57%) Business Process Modelling
12 4 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (3.57%) Scrum
12 4 (3.57%) PMI
12 4 (3.57%) PMI Certification
12 4 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
13 3 (2.68%) GAP Analysis
13 3 (2.68%) Systems Analysis
13 3 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 3 (2.68%) Kanban

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Eloqua
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.64%) Data Mining
General
1 66 (58.93%) Finance
2 49 (43.75%) Banking
3 42 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) PMI
3 1 (0.89%) EPoS
3 1 (0.89%) Fintech
3 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.89%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (34.82%) Business Analysis
2 39 (34.82%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (34.82%) Data Management
2 39 (34.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 31 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (17.86%) Data Analysis
5 11 (9.82%) Data Modelling
5 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 11 (9.82%) Use Case
6 7 (6.25%) SDLC
7 5 (4.46%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (3.57%) Business Process Modelling
8 4 (3.57%) Scrum
8 4 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.68%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (2.68%) Kanban
9 3 (2.68%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.68%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (2.68%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (34.82%) SQL
2 4 (3.57%) Apex Code
3 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.89%) IBM
3 1 (0.89%) KANA