The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 74 63 37
Rank change year-on-year -11 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 67 115 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.89% 3.92% 5.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 4.14% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 49 70 111
Median salary £39,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,150 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2227 2780 2960
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.99% 94.82% 95.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1380 1808 1834
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst 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 in Scotland.

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Scotland

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Business Analyst in Scotland

Business 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 Business Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -31 28 £38,000 -20.00% 13
Glasgow 0 26 £42,500 +3.03% 2
Dumfries and Galloway - 8 £34,750 -
Inverclyde +2 6 £42,500 +9.67%
Business Analyst
UK

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Scotland region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 74 (48.37%) Business Analysis
2 45 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.41%) Finance
2 45 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (18.30%) Project Management
4 24 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (12.42%) Banking
5 19 (12.42%) Degree
6 18 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 18 (11.76%) User Stories
7 17 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 17 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
8 14 (9.15%) Retail
8 14 (9.15%) Asset Management
8 14 (9.15%) Migration
8 14 (9.15%) UML
9 12 (7.84%) SQL
10 11 (7.19%) Process Improvement
11 10 (6.54%) SDLC
12 9 (5.88%) Mentoring
12 9 (5.88%) E-Commerce
12 9 (5.88%) ISEB
12 9 (5.88%) Validation
12 9 (5.88%) Derivative
12 9 (5.88%) Data Analysis
13 8 (5.23%) Investment Banking
13 8 (5.23%) Requirements Management
13 8 (5.23%) Investment Management
13 8 (5.23%) EPoS
13 8 (5.23%) User Experience

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.61%) SAS
2 1 (0.65%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) SAP HCM
1 7 (4.58%) SAP HR
2 4 (2.61%) SunGard APT
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) JIRA
General
1 45 (29.41%) Finance
2 19 (12.42%) Banking
3 14 (9.15%) Retail
4 8 (5.23%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.58%) Front Office
6 6 (3.92%) Marketing
6 6 (3.92%) Retail Banking
7 5 (3.27%) Back Office
8 4 (2.61%) Legal
9 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.65%) Apache CXF
1 1 (0.65%) CGI
1 1 (0.65%) JPA
1 1 (0.65%) JSF
1 1 (0.65%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.88%) Derivative
3 8 (5.23%) EPoS
3 8 (5.23%) User Experience
4 6 (3.92%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (1.96%) SCADA
6 2 (1.31%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Swaptions
7 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (48.37%) Business Analysis
2 45 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (18.30%) Project Management
4 18 (11.76%) User Stories
4 18 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 17 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 17 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 14 (9.15%) Asset Management
6 14 (9.15%) Migration
6 14 (9.15%) UML
7 11 (7.19%) Process Improvement
8 10 (6.54%) SDLC
9 9 (5.88%) Data Analysis
9 9 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 9 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 9 (5.88%) Validation
10 8 (5.23%) Investment Management
10 8 (5.23%) Requirements Management
10 8 (5.23%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.84%) SQL
2 1 (0.65%) C
2 1 (0.65%) JCL
2 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (12.42%) Degree
2 9 (5.88%) ISEB
3 7 (4.58%) IIBA
4 6 (3.92%) CBAP
5 4 (2.61%) CFA
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.96%) MiFID
2 2 (1.31%) EMIR
3 1 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) SEPA
3 1 (0.65%) UCITS
Vendors
1 7 (4.58%) Charles River
1 7 (4.58%) SAP
2 4 (2.61%) Bloomberg
2 4 (2.61%) SunGard
3 2 (1.31%) Cognos
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (1.31%) Oracle
3 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.31%) Vermilion
4 1 (0.65%) IBM
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