Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

Data Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 158 188
Rank change year-on-year +17 +30 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 95 34 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.71% 0.73% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.76% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 38 20 30
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £30,250 £26,250 £27,225
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +1.35%

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 5,369 4,470 5,841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.40% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,564 2,865 3,794
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,500 £64,675
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in Scotland

Data Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Data Analyst in Scotland

Data Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Analyst in Scotland

Data 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 Data Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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 +25 64 £47,500 +66.67% 7
Glasgow -4 27 £42,500 +37.65% 4
Dundee - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £24,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Data 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 Data Analyst in the job title.

1 72 (75.79%) SQL
2 62 (65.26%) Finance
3 45 (47.37%) Business Intelligence
4 44 (46.32%) Banking
5 41 (43.16%) SAS
6 38 (40.00%) Data Management
7 37 (38.95%) Data Analysis
8 32 (33.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (30.53%) Retail Banking
10 27 (28.42%) Infrastructure Management
11 24 (25.26%) Data Modelling
12 23 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (23.16%) Data Mining
13 22 (23.16%) Teradata
14 21 (22.11%) Degree
15 18 (18.95%) Oracle
16 15 (15.79%) Python
17 14 (14.74%) ETL
17 14 (14.74%) Computer Science
18 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
19 12 (12.63%) Tableau
20 11 (11.58%) Hadoop
20 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
21 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
22 9 (9.47%) R
22 9 (9.47%) Big Data
22 9 (9.47%) Visualisation
23 8 (8.42%) Base SAS
23 8 (8.42%) Analytics
24 7 (7.37%) Fintech

Data 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 41 (43.16%) SAS
2 7 (7.37%) Jupyter
3 5 (5.26%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.05%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.05%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.05%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.16%) Data Mining
2 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
3 11 (11.58%) Hadoop
4 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 9 (9.47%) Big Data
6 8 (8.42%) Base SAS
7 7 (7.37%) QlikView
8 6 (6.32%) Power BI
8 6 (6.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
10 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.05%) MySQL
12 1 (1.05%) OLAP
12 1 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) JIRA
General
1 62 (65.26%) Finance
2 44 (46.32%) Banking
3 29 (30.53%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Games
4 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Marketing
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
6 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) XML
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.05%) WCF
2 1 (1.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (14.74%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.37%) Fintech
4 5 (5.26%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.05%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (1.05%) Unix
2 1 (1.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.37%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (40.00%) Data Management
3 37 (38.95%) Data Analysis
4 32 (33.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (28.42%) Infrastructure Management
6 24 (25.26%) Data Modelling
7 14 (14.74%) ETL
8 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (9.47%) Visualisation
10 8 (8.42%) Analytics
11 7 (7.37%) Mathematics
11 7 (7.37%) SDLC
12 5 (5.26%) Business Analysis
12 5 (5.26%) Customer Insight
12 5 (5.26%) Data Governance
12 5 (5.26%) Data Mapping
13 4 (4.21%) Creative Thinking
13 4 (4.21%) Machine Learning
14 3 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (3.16%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 72 (75.79%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) Python
3 9 (9.47%) R
4 6 (6.32%) Java
5 4 (4.21%) MATLAB
5 4 (4.21%) VBA
6 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.05%) C#
7 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (22.11%) Degree
2 4 (4.21%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (3.16%) PhD
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Teradata
2 18 (18.95%) Oracle
3 12 (12.63%) Tableau
4 5 (5.26%) Google
4 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.16%) Informatica
5 3 (3.16%) SAP
5 3 (3.16%) Sybase
6 2 (2.11%) Cognos
7 1 (1.05%) Capita
7 1 (1.05%) Minitab
7 1 (1.05%) Talend
7 1 (1.05%) Vertica