Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Business Analyst was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 72 39
Rank change year-on-year +27 -33 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 303 163 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.39% 3.16% 5.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.60% 3.29% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 177 120 254
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £34,250 £28,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £64,250 £62,625 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 5414 4956 6144
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 95.93% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3474 3082 3954
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,736 £27,163 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 +45 156 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Edinburgh +9 113 £44,250 -7.81% 14
Stirling - 9 £42,500 - 2
Fife 0 7 £43,250 -0.23% 1
Aberdeen -8 4 £40,000 +22.51%
North Lanarkshire - 2 £45,250 -
Dundee -5 1 - -
Inverclyde -8 1 £42,500 -
South Lanarkshire -9 1 £31,500 -3.08%
Perthshire - 1 - -
Business Analyst
UK

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

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

1 149 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (47.19%) Finance
3 128 (42.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 124 (40.92%) Business Analysis
5 84 (27.72%) SQL
6 65 (21.45%) Banking
6 65 (21.45%) User Stories
7 62 (20.46%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
9 49 (16.17%) Retail Banking
10 43 (14.19%) Data Management
11 41 (13.53%) Scrum
12 39 (12.87%) Infrastructure Management
13 37 (12.21%) Data Modelling
14 36 (11.88%) SDLC
15 35 (11.55%) User Acceptance Testing
16 29 (9.57%) GAP Analysis
16 29 (9.57%) Data Analysis
17 24 (7.92%) Business Process Modelling
18 22 (7.26%) Microsoft
18 22 (7.26%) Data Mining
19 21 (6.93%) Waterfall
20 18 (5.94%) Use Case
20 18 (5.94%) Requirements Engineering
20 18 (5.94%) MS Visio
21 16 (5.28%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
22 15 (4.95%) Coaching
22 15 (4.95%) Security Cleared
23 14 (4.62%) Time Management
23 14 (4.62%) QA

Business 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 6 (1.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.33%) IIS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 18 (5.94%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.32%) Mingle
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.96%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.99%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.66%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.33%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.33%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.33%) Movex
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.26%) Data Mining
2 11 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.98%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.33%) OLAP
5 1 (0.33%) OLTP
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.31%) JIRA
2 4 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.32%) Toad
3 2 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 143 (47.19%) Finance
2 65 (21.45%) Banking
3 49 (16.17%) Retail Banking
4 14 (4.62%) Advertising
5 9 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.97%) Marketing
6 5 (1.65%) Electronics
6 5 (1.65%) Retail
6 5 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.32%) Legal
8 3 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.99%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.98%) Web Services
2 3 (0.99%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.33%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.64%) User Experience
3 5 (1.65%) PMI
4 4 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.66%) EPoS
5 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.66%) Social Media
6 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.33%) Fintech
6 1 (0.33%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (42.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 124 (40.92%) Business Analysis
4 65 (21.45%) User Stories
5 62 (20.46%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (14.19%) Data Management
7 41 (13.53%) Scrum
8 39 (12.87%) Infrastructure Management
9 37 (12.21%) Data Modelling
10 36 (11.88%) SDLC
11 35 (11.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (9.57%) Data Analysis
12 29 (9.57%) GAP Analysis
13 24 (7.92%) Business Process Modelling
14 21 (6.93%) Waterfall
15 18 (5.94%) Requirements Engineering
15 18 (5.94%) Use Case
16 16 (5.28%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
17 15 (4.95%) Coaching
18 14 (4.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (27.72%) SQL
2 6 (1.98%) Apex Code
2 6 (1.98%) PL/SQL
3 2 (0.66%) Java
3 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.33%) C
4 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (4.95%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.63%) Degree
3 10 (3.30%) ISEB
4 5 (1.65%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.33%) IIBA
5 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.33%) PMP
5 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.62%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) MiFID
3 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.66%) EMIR
4 2 (0.66%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.29%) Oracle
3 11 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (2.64%) SAP
5 2 (0.66%) Avaloq
5 2 (0.66%) Charles River
6 1 (0.33%) IBM
6 1 (0.33%) Infor
6 1 (0.33%) Intel
6 1 (0.33%) KANA
6 1 (0.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.33%) Teradata
6 1 (0.33%) VMware