Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 1,776 1,936 1,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.56% 14.66% 16.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.04% 15.17% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,392 1,483 1,668
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

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 11,808 12,760 11,318
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.65% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9,570 10,396 9,557
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for Analyst in the North West

Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 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
Manchester -1 884 £37,500 +7.14% 103
Cheshire +1 481 £36,000 +3.88% 46
Merseyside +10 199 £37,500 +20.97% 30
Lancashire +5 170 £35,000 - 20
Cumbria +10 14 £25,674 -31.54% 5
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 462 (26.01%) SQL
2 446 (25.11%) Finance
3 430 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
4 319 (17.96%) Microsoft
5 284 (15.99%) ITIL
6 270 (15.20%) Windows
7 264 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
8 237 (13.34%) Business Analysis
9 218 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
10 217 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 185 (10.42%) Degree
12 168 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
12 168 (9.46%) Active Directory
13 161 (9.07%) Microsoft Excel
14 157 (8.84%) SAP
15 149 (8.39%) SQL Server
16 132 (7.43%) Project Management
17 128 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
17 128 (7.21%) Manufacturing
18 127 (7.15%) Banking
19 125 (7.04%) Test Automation
20 123 (6.93%) Change Management
21 120 (6.76%) ERP
22 117 (6.59%) Retail
23 112 (6.31%) QA
24 109 (6.14%) VMware
24 109 (6.14%) Scrum
24 109 (6.14%) Oracle
25 105 (5.91%) Waterfall
26 104 (5.86%) Cisco

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 57 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 32 (1.80%) Confluence
4 21 (1.18%) SAS
5 17 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (0.79%) Alfresco
6 14 (0.79%) IIS
7 13 (0.73%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.56%) CMS
10 9 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.34%) Apache
11 6 (0.34%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.34%) NServiceBus
11 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.23%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 161 (9.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.73%) SPSS
7 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.17%) Stata
9 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.056%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.056%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 34 (1.91%) SAP SD
2 28 (1.58%) SAP ERP
3 27 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (1.18%) SAP PP
5 21 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 16 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.90%) SAP MM
7 12 (0.68%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.68%) SAP FI
8 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
9 8 (0.45%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.34%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.34%) SAP SCM
11 5 (0.28%) Epicor Tropos
11 5 (0.28%) FastStats
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 97 (5.46%) Office 365
2 35 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
4 18 (1.01%) SaaS
5 15 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.51%) IaaS
7 7 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.34%) Trello
9 5 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.28%) AdWords
9 5 (0.28%) G Suite
10 4 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
10 4 (0.23%) GitHub
10 4 (0.23%) Slack
11 3 (0.17%) Zapier
12 2 (0.11%) Asana
12 2 (0.11%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.11%) Lucidchart
12 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.056%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (4.62%) Firewall
2 37 (2.08%) Network Security
3 34 (1.91%) SAN
4 27 (1.52%) VPN
5 26 (1.46%) Internet
5 26 (1.46%) LAN
6 25 (1.41%) WAN
7 24 (1.35%) TCP/IP
8 17 (0.96%) Wireless
9 14 (0.79%) SMS
10 13 (0.73%) Broadband
10 13 (0.73%) DNS
11 12 (0.68%) VoIP
12 10 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (0.56%) Skype
12 10 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.51%) DHCP
14 8 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (0.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (3.21%) Power BI
4 48 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 45 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
8 31 (1.75%) QlikView
9 26 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
10 23 (1.30%) Big Data
11 21 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.96%) Data Mining
12 17 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (0.96%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.79%) MySQL
16 13 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 93 (5.24%) JIRA
2 65 (3.66%) Selenium
3 36 (2.03%) Visual Studio
4 27 (1.52%) Cucumber
4 27 (1.52%) SoapUI
5 26 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (1.13%) WebDriver
7 19 (1.07%) JMeter
8 13 (0.73%) SpecFlow
9 9 (0.51%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.45%) Ranorex
11 7 (0.39%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.34%) FxCop
12 6 (0.34%) MSTest
12 6 (0.34%) StyleCop
12 6 (0.34%) TestRail
13 5 (0.28%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.17%) Git (software)
General
1 446 (25.11%) Finance
2 128 (7.21%) Manufacturing
3 127 (7.15%) Banking
4 117 (6.59%) Retail
5 86 (4.84%) Marketing
6 80 (4.50%) Law
7 77 (4.34%) Telecoms
8 63 (3.55%) Investment Banking
9 53 (2.98%) Legal
10 38 (2.14%) Advertising
11 17 (0.96%) Electronics
11 17 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.90%) Automotive
12 16 (0.90%) Publishing
13 14 (0.79%) Back Office
13 14 (0.79%) Front Office
14 11 (0.62%) Games
15 8 (0.45%) Billing
16 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (3.55%) .NET
2 41 (2.31%) XML
3 32 (1.80%) HTML
4 28 (1.58%) SOAP
5 24 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 22 (1.24%) Web Services
7 16 (0.90%) JSON
8 15 (0.84%) REST
9 14 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (0.68%) CSS
11 10 (0.56%) EDI
11 10 (0.56%) Middleware
12 9 (0.51%) Gherkin
13 6 (0.34%) Castle Windsor
13 6 (0.34%) Entity Framework
13 6 (0.34%) NHibernate
13 6 (0.34%) SignalR
13 6 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (0.34%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 264 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 66 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (3.10%) User Experience
5 32 (1.80%) Smart Meter
6 30 (1.69%) FMCG
7 25 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 14 (0.79%) Data Centre
12 13 (0.73%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.62%) Driving Licence
13 11 (0.62%) PMI
14 10 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (0.56%) Fintech
15 9 (0.51%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (0.45%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 270 (15.20%) Windows
2 80 (4.50%) Windows Server
3 60 (3.38%) Linux
4 59 (3.32%) Windows 7
5 45 (2.53%) Windows 10
6 36 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (1.97%) Unix
8 28 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.51%) Android
11 8 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.28%) AIX
12 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.23%) Solaris
14 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.11%) OS/400
16 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (15.99%) ITIL
3 237 (13.34%) Business Analysis
4 218 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
5 217 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 168 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
7 132 (7.43%) Project Management
8 125 (7.04%) Test Automation
9 123 (6.93%) Change Management
10 120 (6.76%) ERP
11 109 (6.14%) Scrum
12 105 (5.91%) Waterfall
13 101 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
14 98 (5.52%) Service Management
15 94 (5.29%) Incident Management
15 94 (5.29%) SDLC
16 92 (5.18%) Information Security
16 92 (5.18%) User Stories
17 89 (5.01%) Data Analysis
18 88 (4.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 462 (26.01%) SQL
2 85 (4.79%) C#
3 75 (4.22%) T-SQL
4 53 (2.98%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.93%) Java
6 41 (2.31%) Python
7 29 (1.63%) VBA
8 23 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 20 (1.13%) ABAP
10 14 (0.79%) C
10 14 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.68%) R
12 9 (0.51%) VB
13 8 (0.45%) Perl
13 8 (0.45%) PHP
13 8 (0.45%) Ruby
13 8 (0.45%) X++
14 7 (0.39%) COBOL
15 5 (0.28%) C++
15 5 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 185 (10.42%) Degree
2 64 (3.60%) ISEB
3 52 (2.93%) CISSP
4 51 (2.87%) Network+ Certification
5 49 (2.76%) ISTQB
6 33 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (1.80%) CCNA
8 28 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (1.52%) CISM
9 27 (1.52%) Security Cleared
10 23 (1.30%) CISA
11 19 (1.07%) IIBA
12 15 (0.84%) MCSA
13 13 (0.73%) MCP
14 12 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.68%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.62%) MCSE
15 11 (0.62%) SANS
16 10 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (0.56%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (6.31%) QA
2 71 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (3.66%) SLA
4 60 (3.38%) PMO
5 34 (1.91%) GDPR
6 32 (1.80%) Data Quality
7 25 (1.41%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.45%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.28%) COBIT
11 5 (0.28%) PSD2
12 4 (0.23%) MiFID
13 3 (0.17%) COSO
14 2 (0.11%) IFRS
14 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.056%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.056%) IFRS 9
15 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 168 (9.46%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (0.62%) XenApp
6 8 (0.45%) Docker
7 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.17%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.11%) Firmware
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.11%) vSphere
10 1 (0.056%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.056%) NFS
10 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.056%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (1.01%) SCCM
2 8 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.34%) Ansible
3 6 (0.34%) HP ALM
3 6 (0.34%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (0.28%) SCOM
5 4 (0.23%) Ganglia
5 4 (0.23%) Netcool
5 4 (0.23%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.17%) EnCase
6 3 (0.17%) FTK
6 3 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.11%) Kibana
7 2 (0.11%) Nagios
7 2 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.11%) Puppet
7 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 319 (17.96%) Microsoft
2 157 (8.84%) SAP
3 109 (6.14%) Oracle
3 109 (6.14%) VMware
4 104 (5.86%) Cisco
5 52 (2.93%) Fortinet
6 51 (2.87%) Citrix
7 48 (2.70%) Tableau
8 44 (2.48%) Huawei
9 33 (1.86%) Capita
10 30 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.24%) Google
12 19 (1.07%) HP
13 18 (1.01%) Cognos
14 16 (0.90%) Sage
15 14 (0.79%) Adobe
15 14 (0.79%) IBM
15 14 (0.79%) ServiceNow
16 13 (0.73%) Remedy
17 12 (0.68%) Teradata