Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £37,501 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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

Analyst
England > North West
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 15 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 569 887 1,441
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 9.90% 11.33% 14.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.37% 11.78% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 475 662 1,124
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,750 £23,750
25th Percentile £28,875 £28,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,501 £37,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.00% -6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £54,469
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,488 7,527 9,804
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 96.14% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,604 5,993 7,704
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +4.65%
75th Percentile £60,625 £58,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the North West

Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the North West.

Salary trend for Analyst in the North West

Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Analyst in the North West

Analyst
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the North West region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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
Manchester -8 281 £41,500 +3.75% 44
Cheshire +4 117 £37,500 - 21
Merseyside +2 104 £32,500 -9.72% 11
Lancashire -5 49 £32,500 -13.33% 18
Cumbria +12 12 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Analyst
England

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 North West region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 143 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 127 (22.32%) SQL
2 127 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (20.56%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
5 105 (18.45%) Finance
6 92 (16.17%) Windows
7 80 (14.06%) Microsoft Excel
8 79 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
9 72 (12.65%) Active Directory
10 71 (12.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 70 (12.30%) Business Analysis
12 69 (12.13%) Power Platform
13 66 (11.60%) Power BI
13 66 (11.60%) Microsoft 365
14 62 (10.90%) Requirements Gathering
15 59 (10.37%) SQL Server
16 58 (10.19%) Azure
16 58 (10.19%) Analytics
17 52 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
18 50 (8.79%) ITIL
18 50 (8.79%) Degree
19 48 (8.44%) Law
20 43 (7.56%) SAP
21 42 (7.38%) Project Management
21 42 (7.38%) QA
21 42 (7.38%) Test Automation
22 41 (7.21%) Time Management
23 40 (7.03%) User Stories
24 39 (6.85%) Management Information System

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 18 (3.16%) Confluence
1 18 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.18%) Apache
3 1 (0.18%) CMS
3 1 (0.18%) IIS
3 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.18%) SAS
3 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 80 (14.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.34%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.88%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.88%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.53%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.53%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.53%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.35%) Aareon QL
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.35%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.35%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.35%) iTrent
5 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.13%) Power Platform
2 66 (11.60%) Microsoft 365
3 58 (10.19%) Azure
4 15 (2.64%) AWS
5 12 (2.11%) SaaS
6 10 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.58%) IaaS
8 7 (1.23%) Amazon SageMaker
8 7 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.05%) PowerApps
10 5 (0.88%) Matillion
10 5 (0.88%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.70%) Google Sheets
12 3 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.53%) PaaS
12 3 (0.53%) Serverless
13 2 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.35%) Slack
13 2 (0.35%) Trello
14 1 (0.18%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.15%) Firewall
2 18 (3.16%) VoIP
3 15 (2.64%) SAN
4 14 (2.46%) NAS
5 12 (2.11%) DNS
6 11 (1.93%) WAN
7 7 (1.23%) DHCP
7 7 (1.23%) LAN
8 6 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.88%) SD-WAN
9 5 (0.88%) SNMP
10 4 (0.70%) Internet
10 4 (0.70%) Intranet
10 4 (0.70%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.70%) VPN
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco Firepower
11 3 (0.53%) HTTP
11 3 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.60%) Power BI
2 59 (10.37%) SQL Server
3 32 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (5.62%) Tableau
4 27 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (1.93%) Data Lake
8 10 (1.76%) MySQL
8 10 (1.76%) QlikView
8 10 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.88%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.88%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.53%) Looker
11 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.18%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 30 (5.27%) JIRA
2 19 (3.34%) Postman
3 14 (2.46%) Selenium
4 11 (1.93%) SoapUI
4 11 (1.93%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.23%) JMeter
7 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.53%) Appium
9 3 (0.53%) JUnit
10 2 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.35%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.35%) TestRail
11 1 (0.18%) Cypress.io
11 1 (0.18%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.18%) Zephyr
General
1 105 (18.45%) Finance
2 48 (8.44%) Law
3 38 (6.68%) Retail
4 34 (5.98%) Manufacturing
5 32 (5.62%) Marketing
6 28 (4.92%) Legal
7 16 (2.81%) Automotive
8 14 (2.46%) Public Sector
9 10 (1.76%) Multimedia
10 7 (1.23%) Banking
11 5 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.70%) Local Government
12 4 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.53%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.53%) Housing Association
13 3 (0.53%) Publishing
13 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.18%) Back Office
15 1 (0.18%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.87%) .NET
2 10 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (1.58%) JSON
4 8 (1.41%) Web Services
5 7 (1.23%) ggplot2
6 5 (0.88%) CSS
7 4 (0.70%) REST
7 4 (0.70%) XML
8 3 (0.53%) Gherkin
8 3 (0.53%) HTML
8 3 (0.53%) JSON Schema
8 3 (0.53%) React Native
8 3 (0.53%) SAML
8 3 (0.53%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.35%) CGI
9 2 (0.35%) EDI
9 2 (0.35%) OAuth
9 2 (0.35%) React
9 2 (0.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (20.56%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 30 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (3.34%) Life Science
5 17 (2.99%) Renewable Energy
6 16 (2.81%) User Experience
7 10 (1.76%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.58%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.05%) FMCG
9 6 (1.05%) Replication
9 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.53%) NHS
12 3 (0.53%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.35%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 92 (16.17%) Windows
2 34 (5.98%) Windows Server
3 28 (4.92%) Windows 10
4 20 (3.51%) Windows Server 2016
5 17 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.93%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (1.58%) Linux
8 4 (0.70%) Android
8 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.35%) Unix
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
3 79 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (12.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (12.30%) Business Analysis
6 62 (10.90%) Requirements Gathering
7 58 (10.19%) Analytics
8 50 (8.79%) ITIL
9 42 (7.38%) Project Management
9 42 (7.38%) Test Automation
10 41 (7.21%) Time Management
11 40 (7.03%) User Stories
12 37 (6.50%) ERP
12 37 (6.50%) Visualisation
13 35 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (5.98%) Workshop Facilitation
15 33 (5.80%) Data Analysis
16 31 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
17 30 (5.27%) Information Security
17 30 (5.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 127 (22.32%) SQL
2 17 (2.99%) C#
3 14 (2.46%) Python
4 12 (2.11%) Java
4 12 (2.11%) T-SQL
5 11 (1.93%) C
5 11 (1.93%) R
6 8 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 8 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.23%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.05%) VB
8 6 (1.05%) VBA
9 4 (0.70%) C++
9 4 (0.70%) PHP
10 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.18%) DataFlex
11 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 50 (8.79%) Degree
2 17 (2.99%) CISM
2 17 (2.99%) IIBA
3 16 (2.81%) CISSP
4 13 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.28%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.11%) A+ Certification
6 10 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.58%) CEH
7 9 (1.58%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.41%) CISA
8 8 (1.41%) ISEB
9 5 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.88%) MCSE
10 4 (0.70%) ACCA
10 4 (0.70%) CIMA
10 4 (0.70%) MCP
11 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.38%) QA
2 31 (5.45%) Data Quality
3 26 (4.57%) GDPR
4 23 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (3.87%) SLA
6 15 (2.64%) PMO
7 8 (1.41%) NIST
8 6 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.70%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.53%) COBIT
10 3 (0.53%) GMP
10 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.18%) GPG13
12 1 (0.18%) GRC
System Software
1 72 (12.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.70%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.70%) XenApp
5 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.35%) Docker
6 2 (0.35%) Firmware
6 2 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (3.69%) SCCM
2 5 (0.88%) Nessus
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (0.53%) OpenVAS
5 2 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.18%) CASB
6 1 (0.18%) cPanel
6 1 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.18%) Plesk
Vendors
1 143 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.56%) SAP
3 30 (5.27%) Oracle
4 29 (5.10%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (4.92%) VMware
6 23 (4.04%) Cisco
7 11 (1.93%) Cognos
8 10 (1.76%) HubSpot
8 10 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.58%) Citrix
10 8 (1.41%) LogRhythm
11 7 (1.23%) Avaya
11 7 (1.23%) Google
11 7 (1.23%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.05%) Sophos
12 6 (1.05%) Verint
13 4 (0.70%) AlienVault
13 4 (0.70%) HP
13 4 (0.70%) iManage
13 4 (0.70%) Sage