Period
to 31 March 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 925 1,418 1,856
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 11.43% 14.10% 14.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.88% 14.61% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 695 1,152 1,462
Median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £21,750 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £54,800 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 7,783 9,706 12,607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.51% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6,094 7,656 10,228
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,913 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

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 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 -5 493 £40,000 -5.88% 67
Cheshire -9 185 £37,500 - 38
Merseyside +3 148 £35,500 -7.79% 26
Lancashire -7 79 £37,500 -2.60% 19
Cumbria -18 11 £22,250 -25.83% 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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.

1 233 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (23.57%) SQL
3 211 (22.81%) Finance
4 186 (20.11%) Microsoft
5 154 (16.65%) Windows
6 133 (14.38%) ITIL
7 127 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
8 110 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
9 107 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 101 (10.92%) Microsoft Excel
10 101 (10.92%) Business Analysis
11 100 (10.81%) JIRA
12 97 (10.49%) Business Intelligence
13 94 (10.16%) Test Automation
14 90 (9.73%) Active Directory
15 86 (9.30%) Power Platform
15 86 (9.30%) Power BI
16 84 (9.08%) Microsoft Office
17 83 (8.97%) Office 365
18 81 (8.76%) SQL Server
19 72 (7.78%) Scrum
20 71 (7.68%) Degree
20 71 (7.68%) Selenium
21 67 (7.24%) Analytics
22 63 (6.81%) Project Management
22 63 (6.81%) Retail
23 62 (6.70%) User Stories
24 60 (6.49%) Cybersecurity
25 58 (6.27%) SLA
26 57 (6.16%) WorldPay

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 33 (3.57%) Confluence
2 22 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.73%) MS Exchange
4 15 (1.62%) SAS
5 10 (1.08%) Alfresco
6 7 (0.76%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.22%) CMS
9 2 (0.22%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.11%) Apache
10 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.11%) JBoss
10 1 (0.11%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) OnBase
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 101 (10.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (9.08%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.30%) SPSS
6 10 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 32 (3.46%) Payment Gateway
2 30 (3.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (2.05%) SAP CO
3 19 (2.05%) SAP FI
3 19 (2.05%) SAP FI/CO
4 15 (1.62%) Dynamics GP
5 10 (1.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.65%) SAP PP
8 5 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.54%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.43%) Relativity
9 4 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 86 (9.30%) Power Platform
2 83 (8.97%) Office 365
3 48 (5.19%) Azure
4 22 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.84%) Trello
6 15 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.41%) AWS
8 10 (1.08%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.97%) SaaS
10 7 (0.76%) PaaS
11 5 (0.54%) IaaS
12 4 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
15 1 (0.11%) AdWords
15 1 (0.11%) Asana
15 1 (0.11%) Datadog
15 1 (0.11%) GCP
15 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.89%) Firewall
2 31 (3.35%) TCP/IP
3 26 (2.81%) LAN
4 22 (2.38%) WAN
5 19 (2.05%) DNS
6 16 (1.73%) SAN
7 15 (1.62%) Wireless
8 13 (1.41%) Network Security
9 12 (1.30%) VoIP
9 12 (1.30%) VPN
10 10 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (1.08%) HTTP
10 10 (1.08%) Skype
11 9 (0.97%) SMTP
11 9 (0.97%) VLAN
12 8 (0.86%) DHCP
13 6 (0.65%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.54%) Internet
15 4 (0.43%) NAS
15 4 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.30%) Power BI
2 81 (8.76%) SQL Server
3 49 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 18 (1.95%) SSDT
7 10 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.76%) MySQL
10 6 (0.65%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.65%) EDRMS
10 6 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.43%) Big Data
12 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.32%) GIS
13 3 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 100 (10.81%) JIRA
2 71 (7.68%) Selenium
3 38 (4.11%) WebDriver
4 31 (3.35%) Cucumber
5 30 (3.24%) SoapUI
6 27 (2.92%) Jenkins
7 19 (2.05%) Git (software)
8 17 (1.84%) SpecFlow
8 17 (1.84%) Visual Studio
9 15 (1.62%) JBehave
10 13 (1.41%) Postman
11 10 (1.08%) JMeter
11 10 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.54%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.54%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.43%) eggPlant
14 4 (0.43%) REST Assured
14 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.43%) TestRail
General
1 211 (22.81%) Finance
2 63 (6.81%) Retail
3 53 (5.73%) Banking
4 33 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 28 (3.03%) Legal
6 27 (2.92%) Marketing
7 25 (2.70%) Public Sector
8 21 (2.27%) Law
9 12 (1.30%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.08%) Back Office
11 8 (0.86%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.86%) Publishing
12 6 (0.65%) German Language
13 4 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.43%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.32%) Local Government
15 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.22%) Fire and Rescue
15 2 (0.22%) Housing Association
15 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.62%) .NET
2 14 (1.51%) XML
3 12 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (1.08%) JSON
5 8 (0.86%) Gherkin
6 7 (0.76%) Web Services
7 6 (0.65%) HTML
8 5 (0.54%) CSS
8 5 (0.54%) EDI
9 4 (0.43%) EDIFACT
10 2 (0.22%) Middleware
10 2 (0.22%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (0.22%) REST
10 2 (0.22%) SOAP
10 2 (0.22%) TensorFlow
11 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.11%) Chai
11 1 (0.11%) Kafka
11 1 (0.11%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 39 (4.22%) User Experience
4 30 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.16%) NHS
7 14 (1.51%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.51%) Life Science
8 13 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (1.41%) Smart Meter
9 12 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (1.19%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.97%) Data Centre
11 9 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.86%) FMCG
12 8 (0.86%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
13 7 (0.76%) EPoS
13 7 (0.76%) Robotics
14 6 (0.65%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 154 (16.65%) Windows
2 57 (6.16%) Windows 10
3 48 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.92%) Linux
5 24 (2.59%) Windows 7
5 24 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.30%) Unix
6 12 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 9 (0.97%) Android
9 8 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.65%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.32%) HPUX
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (14.38%) ITIL
3 127 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 101 (10.92%) Business Analysis
6 97 (10.49%) Business Intelligence
7 94 (10.16%) Test Automation
8 72 (7.78%) Scrum
9 67 (7.24%) Analytics
10 63 (6.81%) Project Management
11 62 (6.70%) User Stories
12 60 (6.49%) Cybersecurity
13 53 (5.73%) ERP
14 52 (5.62%) Functional Testing
15 51 (5.51%) Data Analysis
16 48 (5.19%) E-Commerce
17 46 (4.97%) Test Scripting
18 45 (4.86%) BDD
19 43 (4.65%) Data Modelling
19 43 (4.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 218 (23.57%) SQL
2 39 (4.22%) Java
3 37 (4.00%) C#
4 23 (2.49%) VBA
5 19 (2.05%) Python
6 14 (1.51%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.41%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.76%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.65%) R
10 5 (0.54%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.43%) VB
12 3 (0.32%) C
12 3 (0.32%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.32%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.22%) C++
13 2 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.22%) Perl
13 2 (0.22%) Ruby
14 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.11%) X++
Qualifications
1 71 (7.68%) Degree
2 28 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 27 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (2.16%) ISEB
6 19 (2.05%) CISSP
7 18 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.19%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.86%) CISA
11 7 (0.76%) CCNA
11 7 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.76%) CISM
11 7 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.65%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (0.54%) GIAC
13 5 (0.54%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.54%) SANS
14 4 (0.43%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.27%) SLA
2 55 (5.95%) QA
3 25 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (2.38%) PMO
5 15 (1.62%) Solvency II
6 12 (1.30%) NIST
7 11 (1.19%) GDPR
8 10 (1.08%) Data Quality
8 10 (1.08%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.22%) HL7
10 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 90 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.65%) vSphere
4 6 (0.65%) XenApp
5 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.32%) Docker
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 30 (3.24%) SCCM
2 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (0.76%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.43%) FTK
6 3 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.32%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.22%) Ansible
7 2 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.22%) Puppet
7 2 (0.22%) Terraform
8 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.11%) QRadar
8 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 186 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.16%) WorldPay
3 51 (5.51%) SAP
4 44 (4.76%) Oracle
5 38 (4.11%) Citrix
6 37 (4.00%) FIS
7 36 (3.89%) Cisco
8 30 (3.24%) Tableau
9 26 (2.81%) VMware
10 20 (2.16%) iManage
11 16 (1.73%) IBM
11 16 (1.73%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.51%) Cognos
13 13 (1.41%) Google
14 11 (1.19%) HP
15 10 (1.08%) Apple
16 9 (0.97%) Adobe
17 7 (0.76%) Atlassian
17 7 (0.76%) Palo Alto
17 7 (0.76%) Remedy