Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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

Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 556 813 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.92% 14.69% 12.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.39% 15.20% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 327 484 419
Scotland median annual salary £37,000 £38,375 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.58% +0.99% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,400 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £55,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,880 5,348 4,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.64% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,201 3,539 2,897
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £62,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -5 267 £37,500 - 53
Glasgow -13 184 £37,500 -6.25% 30
West Lothian -2 45 £31,500 +14.55% 3
Highlands +3 13 £24,000 +2.13% 2
Fife -1 11 £31,500 -11.05% 3
Scottish Borders 0 6 £28,500 -
Inverclyde 0 5 £26,750 -28.67%
South Lanarkshire -2 5 £35,500 -16.47%
Aberdeen -6 5 £27,250 -31.88% 3
Stirling -5 3 - - 1
North Lanarkshire +9 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Dundee +6 2 - - 4
Renfrewshire - 2 £17,500 - 1
Aberdeenshire -3 1 £22,500 -34.78%
Midlothian - 1 £24,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £30,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £22,500 -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Analyst
UK

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 187 (33.63%) Finance
2 175 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (31.12%) SQL
4 104 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
5 85 (15.29%) Microsoft
6 78 (14.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (12.77%) Degree
8 70 (12.59%) ITIL
9 69 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
10 66 (11.87%) Test Automation
11 65 (11.69%) Business Analysis
11 65 (11.69%) Oracle
12 64 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
13 63 (11.33%) SQL Server
14 54 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (9.35%) Test Scripting
16 51 (9.17%) Data Analysis
17 49 (8.81%) Scrum
18 48 (8.63%) Banking
19 46 (8.27%) Java
19 46 (8.27%) Windows
19 46 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
20 45 (8.09%) Active Directory
20 45 (8.09%) Analytics
21 43 (7.73%) SDLC
22 42 (7.55%) PL/SQL
23 41 (7.37%) QA
24 37 (6.65%) ERP
24 37 (6.65%) User Stories
25 35 (6.29%) Selenium

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.70%) SAS
3 10 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.44%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.90%) Confluence
6 4 (0.72%) JBoss
7 3 (0.54%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.36%) WildFly
9 1 (0.18%) Documentum
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (5.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.08%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.36%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (5.04%) Oracle ERP
2 26 (4.68%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.54%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.54%) Sonata
6 2 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.36%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.36%) LongView
7 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.18%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.52%) Office 365
3 8 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.26%) SaaS
5 6 (1.08%) Lucidchart
6 4 (0.72%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.54%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.34%) VPN
2 9 (1.62%) Firewall
2 9 (1.62%) Wireless
3 6 (1.08%) DHCP
3 6 (1.08%) DNS
3 6 (1.08%) VoIP
4 5 (0.90%) Internet
4 5 (0.90%) SMS
5 4 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.54%) Intranet
7 2 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.36%) LAN
7 2 (0.36%) Network Security
7 2 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.36%) WAN
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.18%) PABX
8 1 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.60%) QlikView
4 18 (3.24%) Big Data
4 18 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.70%) Power BI
5 15 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (1.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.80%) MySQL
8 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.08%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.90%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.90%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.90%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 35 (6.29%) Selenium
2 22 (3.96%) Cucumber
3 20 (3.60%) JIRA
4 19 (3.42%) Hudson
5 18 (3.24%) Visual Studio
6 17 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (2.88%) Protractor
8 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.08%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.08%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.08%) JMeter
10 4 (0.72%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.72%) JUnit
10 4 (0.72%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.72%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.54%) Gatling
12 2 (0.36%) Appium
12 2 (0.36%) Calabash
12 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
General
1 187 (33.63%) Finance
2 48 (8.63%) Banking
3 17 (3.06%) Marketing
4 9 (1.62%) Law
5 8 (1.44%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (0.72%) Back Office
8 4 (0.72%) Games
8 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.54%) Billing
9 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.54%) French Language
9 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.36%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.06%) Gherkin
2 16 (2.88%) .NET
3 9 (1.62%) HTML
4 6 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.08%) CSS
5 5 (0.90%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.72%) CGI
6 4 (0.72%) jQuery
6 4 (0.72%) REST
7 3 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.54%) SOAP
8 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.36%) JSON
8 2 (0.36%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.36%) Node.js
8 2 (0.36%) Web Services
8 2 (0.36%) XML
9 1 (0.18%) ISPF
9 1 (0.18%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.18%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 104 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.22%) Fintech
3 15 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.44%) PMI
5 8 (1.44%) User Experience
6 7 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.72%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (0.54%) Cybercrime
8 3 (0.54%) Handset
9 2 (0.36%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.36%) AS400
9 2 (0.36%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.36%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.36%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.27%) Windows
2 25 (4.50%) Linux
3 22 (3.96%) Windows 10
4 20 (3.60%) Unix
5 17 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.36%) AIX
12 2 (0.36%) Android
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.18%) Solaris
13 1 (0.18%) Tru64
13 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (14.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 70 (12.59%) ITIL
4 66 (11.87%) Test Automation
5 65 (11.69%) Business Analysis
6 64 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
8 52 (9.35%) Test Scripting
9 51 (9.17%) Data Analysis
10 49 (8.81%) Scrum
11 45 (8.09%) Analytics
12 43 (7.73%) SDLC
13 37 (6.65%) ERP
13 37 (6.65%) User Stories
14 32 (5.76%) Decision-Making
14 32 (5.76%) System Testing
15 29 (5.22%) Risk Management
16 25 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (4.50%) Workshop Facilitation
17 24 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 173 (31.12%) SQL
2 46 (8.27%) Java
3 42 (7.55%) PL/SQL
4 27 (4.86%) Python
5 24 (4.32%) T-SQL
6 22 (3.96%) C#
6 22 (3.96%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.88%) R
8 9 (1.62%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.44%) VBA
10 7 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.08%) PHP
12 5 (0.90%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.90%) Perl
13 4 (0.72%) VB
14 3 (0.54%) Scala
15 2 (0.36%) C
15 2 (0.36%) Ruby
15 2 (0.36%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.18%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 71 (12.77%) Degree
2 24 (4.32%) ISTQB
3 17 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (2.70%) ISEB
5 11 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.98%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.62%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.08%) CISSP
8 5 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.54%) CISM
10 3 (0.54%) MOS
11 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.36%) CEH
11 2 (0.36%) CISA
11 2 (0.36%) HNC
11 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.36%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.37%) QA
2 18 (3.24%) PMO
3 15 (2.70%) SLA
4 10 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.80%) GDPR
5 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) P3O
7 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.18%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) GxP
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.26%) HP ALM
3 6 (1.08%) SCCM
4 4 (0.72%) Control-M
5 3 (0.54%) Ambari
6 2 (0.36%) Ansible
6 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.36%) Puppet
7 1 (0.18%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 65 (11.69%) Oracle
3 22 (3.96%) Tableau
4 13 (2.34%) Cognizant
5 10 (1.80%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.62%) Citrix
6 9 (1.62%) SAP
7 8 (1.44%) Adobe
7 8 (1.44%) HP
7 8 (1.44%) Lotus
8 7 (1.26%) IBM
8 7 (1.26%) Remedy
9 6 (1.08%) BMC
9 6 (1.08%) CA
9 6 (1.08%) Twitter
10 5 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.90%) Cisco
10 5 (0.90%) iManage
10 5 (0.90%) MobileIron
10 5 (0.90%) Teradata