Business Analyst Jobs in Scotland

Business Analyst (BA)
UK > Scotland

The median Business Analyst (BA) salary in Scotland is £42,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 19 May 2024.

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

6 months to
19 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 198 140 102
Rank change year-on-year -58 -38 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Analyst 92 81 170
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.37% 1.77% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.97% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 26 57 125
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,782 £37,250
25th Percentile £36,938 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -19.05% - +16.67%
75th Percentile £49,056 £67,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £70,600 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 6,512 4,118 5,676
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 89.89% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,629 2,228 3,006
10th Percentile £27,950 £31,338 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £39,740
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,043 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.62% +4.84% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Scotland

Business Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Business Analyst in Scotland

Business Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 May 2024.

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 19 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -89 50 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Edinburgh +11 19 £50,000 -18.37% 6
West Lothian - 5 - -
Stirling - 5 - -
North Lanarkshire -4 4 - -
Lanarkshire -5 2 - -
Aberdeen -12 2 £38,500 -45.47% 1
Renfrewshire -3 1 £40,000 +10.62%
Business Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 2024, Business Analyst job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 Business Analyst in the job title.

1 57 (61.96%) Business Analysis
2 47 (51.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 47 (51.09%) Social Skills
3 46 (50.00%) Agile
4 33 (35.87%) Requirements Gathering
5 30 (32.61%) Presentation Skills
6 29 (31.52%) User Stories
7 27 (29.35%) Finance
7 27 (29.35%) Public Sector
8 25 (27.17%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (27.17%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 24 (26.09%) JIRA
9 24 (26.09%) Business Case
9 24 (26.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 23 (25.00%) Impact Assessments
11 22 (23.91%) Workshop Facilitation
11 22 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (23.91%) Programme Management
12 21 (22.83%) Self-Awareness
13 17 (18.48%) Law
13 17 (18.48%) Degree
14 16 (17.39%) Confluence
14 16 (17.39%) Roadmaps
15 15 (16.30%) Marketing
15 15 (16.30%) Migration
16 14 (15.22%) Scrum
16 14 (15.22%) Project Management
16 14 (15.22%) Epics
17 13 (14.13%) Acceptance Criteria
17 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared

Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (17.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) SaaS
2 5 (5.43%) Power Automate
3 4 (4.35%) Miro
3 4 (4.35%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.09%) AWS
4 1 (1.09%) Azure
4 1 (1.09%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) Power BI
2 2 (2.17%) Tableau
3 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.09%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.09%) QlikView
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (26.09%) JIRA
General
1 47 (51.09%) Social Skills
2 30 (32.61%) Presentation Skills
3 27 (29.35%) Finance
3 27 (29.35%) Public Sector
4 24 (26.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 22 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (18.48%) Law
7 15 (16.30%) Marketing
8 10 (10.87%) Banking
9 7 (7.61%) Investment Banking
9 7 (7.61%) Legal
10 6 (6.52%) Manufacturing
11 3 (3.26%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (3.26%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (2.17%) Billing
13 1 (1.09%) Automotive
13 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Driving Licence
2 8 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (8.70%) Reference Data
3 7 (7.61%) Credit Derivative
3 7 (7.61%) Derivative
3 7 (7.61%) Fixed Income
3 7 (7.61%) Hedge funds
3 7 (7.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 7 (7.61%) Market Risk
3 7 (7.61%) Onboarding
4 3 (3.26%) Product Ownership
5 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (61.96%) Business Analysis
2 47 (51.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 46 (50.00%) Agile
4 33 (35.87%) Requirements Gathering
5 29 (31.52%) User Stories
6 25 (27.17%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (27.17%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 24 (26.09%) Business Case
8 23 (25.00%) Impact Assessments
9 22 (23.91%) Programme Management
9 22 (23.91%) Workshop Facilitation
10 21 (22.83%) Self-Awareness
11 16 (17.39%) Roadmaps
12 15 (16.30%) Migration
13 14 (15.22%) Epics
13 14 (15.22%) Project Management
13 14 (15.22%) Scrum
14 13 (14.13%) Acceptance Criteria
15 12 (13.04%) Actionable Insight
15 12 (13.04%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.43%) Python
2 3 (3.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Degree
2 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
2 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) HND
4 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.09%) CBAP
4 1 (1.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Oracle
2 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.09%) Epicor
2 1 (1.09%) IFS
2 1 (1.09%) JD Edwards
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.09%) SAP
2 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
2 1 (1.09%) Splunk