Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Analysis
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 62 92
Rank change year-on-year -45 +30 -37
Permanent jobs citing Business Analysis 122 219 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.33% 3.97% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 4.22% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83 151 106
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,031
90th Percentile £62,156 £65,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +4.00%

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,894 5,192 4,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.38% 94.06% 92.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,099 3,467 3,079
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £68,525
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Scotland

Business Analysis
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Business Analysis in Scotland

Business Analysis
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Business Analysis in Scotland

Business Analysis
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Glasgow -1 60 £43,000 -4.44% 3
Edinburgh -50 43 £47,500 +26.67% 3
Fife -18 6 £38,000 -5.00%
West Lothian 0 5 £35,000 +2.19%
Inverclyde - 2 £37,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £46,250 -
South Lanarkshire +3 1 £41,500 +12.93%
Falkirk - 1 - -
Business Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (21.31%) Scrum
4 26 (21.31%) Finance
5 22 (18.03%) Degree
6 20 (16.39%) User Stories
7 18 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (13.11%) Customer Engagement
9 15 (12.30%) Use Case
9 15 (12.30%) Target Operating Model
9 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (11.48%) SQL
11 13 (10.66%) Fintech
11 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (9.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 12 (9.84%) QA
12 12 (9.84%) Requirements Engineering
13 11 (9.02%) Collaborative Working
13 11 (9.02%) Workshop Facilitation
14 10 (8.20%) Waterfall
14 10 (8.20%) Presales
14 10 (8.20%) SDLC
15 9 (7.38%) Line Management
15 9 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (7.38%) Project Management
15 9 (7.38%) Microsoft
15 9 (7.38%) XML
15 9 (7.38%) Enterprise Architecture
15 9 (7.38%) Banking

Business Analysis
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 5 (4.10%) Oracle Service Bus
1 5 (4.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (4.10%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.46%) Confluence
3 2 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.82%) JBoss
4 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (9.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.82%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.64%) Actimize
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.82%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Power Platform
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) Power BI
1 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.82%) Big Data
3 1 (0.82%) GIS
3 1 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.82%) QlikView
3 1 (0.82%) Spatial Data
3 1 (0.82%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) JIRA
2 3 (2.46%) Hudson
3 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (21.31%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Retail
4 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.46%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.82%) Law
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (73.77%) Analyst
2 81 (66.39%) Business Analyst
3 14 (11.48%) Software Analyst
4 11 (9.02%) Architect
5 10 (8.20%) Lead Business Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) Requirements Architect
6 9 (7.38%) Requirements Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Software Architect
6 9 (7.38%) Systems Architect
6 9 (7.38%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Business Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Middleware Specialist
9 5 (4.10%) Oracle Middleware Specialist
9 5 (4.10%) Oracle Specialist
9 5 (4.10%) Senior Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Senior Software Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Senior Systems Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) XML
2 5 (4.10%) JSON
2 5 (4.10%) Middleware
2 5 (4.10%) REST
2 5 (4.10%) SOAP
2 5 (4.10%) Web Services
2 5 (4.10%) WebCenter
2 5 (4.10%) XSLT
3 3 (2.46%) .NET
4 2 (1.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (1.64%) CSS
4 2 (1.64%) HTML
4 2 (1.64%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.82%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Analytical Mindset
3 7 (5.74%) Smart Home
4 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.64%) User Experience
7 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (21.31%) Scrum
4 20 (16.39%) User Stories
5 18 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (13.11%) Customer Engagement
7 15 (12.30%) Target Operating Model
7 15 (12.30%) Use Case
8 13 (10.66%) Fintech
9 12 (9.84%) Requirements Engineering
10 11 (9.02%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (9.02%) Workshop Facilitation
11 10 (8.20%) Presales
11 10 (8.20%) SDLC
11 10 (8.20%) Waterfall
12 9 (7.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (7.38%) Line Management
12 9 (7.38%) Project Management
12 9 (7.38%) Systems Engineering
12 9 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) SQL
2 8 (6.56%) Java
3 2 (1.64%) C
3 2 (1.64%) C#
3 2 (1.64%) C++
3 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.82%) Python
4 1 (0.82%) R
4 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (18.03%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (1.64%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 1 (0.82%) CBAP
3 1 (0.82%) CISM
3 1 (0.82%) CISSP
3 1 (0.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) QA
2 3 (2.46%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) PMO
3 1 (0.82%) GDPR
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle
3 3 (2.46%) SAP
4 2 (1.64%) Automation Anywhere
4 2 (1.64%) Blue Prism
4 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.64%) UiPath
5 1 (0.82%) BISAM
5 1 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.82%) Progress
5 1 (0.82%) Tableau
5 1 (0.82%) Thunderhead