Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 20 17
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 157 439 555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 6.03% 10.64% 10.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.24% 11.08% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 109 297 335
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £24,700 £23,473 £22,950
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,464
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.53% +3.66%

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 2,517 3,962 4,912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.05% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,765 2,536 3,261
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £32,100 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £69,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Analyst in Scotland.

Salary trend for Analyst in Scotland

Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 -17 68 £35,000 - 18
Glasgow -22 61 £40,000 +5.26% 11
Aberdeen +2 6 £41,500 +18.57% 2
West Lothian -6 6 £20,000 -39.39%
Dundee -18 3 £35,514 -4.02% 1
Falkirk -2 2 - -
Highlands -2 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 - -
Renfrewshire -1 1 £30,000 -6.25% 2
Fife -7 1 £56,500 +151.11%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £47,500 - 2
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £42,500 -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 48 (30.57%) Finance
2 47 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (26.11%) SQL
4 40 (25.48%) Microsoft
5 35 (22.29%) Windows
6 24 (15.29%) SQL Server
7 23 (14.65%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (14.01%) Oracle
9 19 (12.10%) Office 365
10 18 (11.46%) Scrum
11 17 (10.83%) Information Security
12 16 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (10.19%) Active Directory
13 15 (9.55%) Python
13 15 (9.55%) Decision-Making
14 14 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (8.92%) Azure
14 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (8.28%) Mentoring
15 13 (8.28%) AWS
15 13 (8.28%) SIEM
15 13 (8.28%) Power Platform
15 13 (8.28%) SDLC
15 13 (8.28%) Power BI
15 13 (8.28%) Security Operations
15 13 (8.28%) Project Management
15 13 (8.28%) QA
16 12 (7.64%) Degree
16 12 (7.64%) Unix

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 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.64%) JBoss
3 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Actimize
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.10%) Office 365
2 14 (8.92%) Azure
3 13 (8.28%) AWS
3 13 (8.28%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.55%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.55%) PowerApps
4 4 (2.55%) SaaS
5 3 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.37%) Firewall
2 4 (2.55%) Intranet
3 3 (1.91%) DHCP
3 3 (1.91%) DNS
3 3 (1.91%) Internet
3 3 (1.91%) Network Security
3 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.27%) LAN
4 2 (1.27%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.27%) Value-Added Service
4 2 (1.27%) VoIP
4 2 (1.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.64%) H.323
5 1 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.64%) SAN
5 1 (0.64%) VLAN
5 1 (0.64%) VPN
5 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.28%) Power BI
3 8 (5.10%) Big Data
3 8 (5.10%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.91%) Mixpanel
6 3 (1.91%) Tableau
7 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.27%) DB2
7 2 (1.27%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.27%) GIS
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (2.55%) FitNesse
1 4 (2.55%) JIRA
1 4 (2.55%) JMeter
1 4 (2.55%) SpecFlow
2 3 (1.91%) MSTest
2 3 (1.91%) NUnit
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.27%) Toad
4 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.64%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.64%) Selenium
4 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 48 (30.57%) Finance
2 11 (7.01%) Marketing
3 9 (5.73%) Legal
4 8 (5.10%) Banking
4 8 (5.10%) Financial Institution
4 8 (5.10%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.18%) Advertising
5 5 (3.18%) German Language
6 4 (2.55%) Law
7 3 (1.91%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.27%) Back Office
8 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Local Government
8 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.64%) Billing
9 1 (0.64%) Games
9 1 (0.64%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.10%) Middleware
2 3 (1.91%) CSS
2 3 (1.91%) HTML
2 3 (1.91%) XML
3 2 (1.27%) .NET
3 2 (1.27%) Django
3 2 (1.27%) J2EE
3 2 (1.27%) JSON
4 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.64%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.64%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.64%) CSS3
4 1 (0.64%) Ember.js
4 1 (0.64%) HTML5
4 1 (0.64%) jQuery
4 1 (0.64%) Node.js
4 1 (0.64%) React
4 1 (0.64%) RESTful
4 1 (0.64%) SOAP
4 1 (0.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.37%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.18%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (3.18%) User Experience
5 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.55%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.91%) Chip and PIN
6 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.91%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.91%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.91%) EPoS
6 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.27%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.27%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.27%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.29%) Windows
2 12 (7.64%) Unix
3 7 (4.46%) Linux
4 6 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.55%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.64%) VMS
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.65%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (11.46%) Scrum
5 17 (10.83%) Information Security
6 16 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (9.55%) Decision-Making
8 14 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (8.28%) Mentoring
9 13 (8.28%) Project Management
9 13 (8.28%) SDLC
9 13 (8.28%) Security Operations
9 13 (8.28%) SIEM
10 12 (7.64%) Analytics
10 12 (7.64%) ERP
11 11 (7.01%) Data Analysis
12 10 (6.37%) Artificial Intelligence
12 10 (6.37%) Collaborative Working
13 9 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (5.73%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.11%) SQL
2 15 (9.55%) Python
3 9 (5.73%) Java
4 7 (4.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.18%) R
6 4 (2.55%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.55%) C#
6 4 (2.55%) C++
6 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.91%) Perl
8 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.27%) Ruby
8 2 (1.27%) XPath
8 2 (1.27%) XQuery
9 1 (0.64%) Go
9 1 (0.64%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (7.64%) Degree
2 6 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.18%) A+ Certification
4 4 (2.55%) CISM
4 4 (2.55%) ISEB
4 4 (2.55%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.91%) CEH
5 3 (1.91%) GIAC
5 3 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.27%) CISSP
6 2 (1.27%) GCIA
6 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.27%) OSCP
6 2 (1.27%) SANS
7 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PMP
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.28%) QA
2 7 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.46%) NIST
3 5 (3.18%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (3.18%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.91%) PMO
6 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.27%) SLA
7 1 (0.64%) GDPR
7 1 (0.64%) NIST 800
System Software
1 16 (10.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.18%) Docker
2 5 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) Ansible
1 4 (2.55%) Terraform
2 2 (1.27%) Demisto
2 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.27%) Nessus
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) Puppet
3 1 (0.64%) SCSM
3 1 (0.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (25.48%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.01%) Oracle
3 9 (5.73%) Apple
4 8 (5.10%) Ceridian
4 8 (5.10%) Solace
5 7 (4.46%) Cisco
6 5 (3.18%) SAP
6 5 (3.18%) VMware
7 4 (2.55%) Google
7 4 (2.55%) Nintex
7 4 (2.55%) Splunk
8 3 (1.91%) Amplitude
8 3 (1.91%) Citrix
9 2 (1.27%) Facebook
10 1 (0.64%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.64%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.64%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.64%) IBM
10 1 (0.64%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.64%) Remedy