Period
to 18 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 1,665 1,913 1,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.37% 14.54% 15.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.88% 15.04% 15.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,287 1,407 1,605
North West median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £53,450
England median annual salary £40,200 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.50% - -

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 11,190 12,716 12,089
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.63% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9,071 10,182 10,189
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 November 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 November 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 -5 838 £40,000 +6.67% 135
Cheshire +2 425 £37,500 +7.14% 59
Merseyside +8 190 £33,250 +7.26% 25
Lancashire 0 173 £35,000 - 24
Cumbria +6 16 £25,932 -35.23%
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 460 (27.63%) SQL
2 431 (25.89%) Finance
3 355 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
4 351 (21.08%) Microsoft
5 333 (20.00%) Windows
6 241 (14.47%) ITIL
7 236 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
8 206 (12.37%) Business Analysis
9 199 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
10 191 (11.47%) Information Security
11 180 (10.81%) VMware
12 177 (10.63%) Cisco
13 170 (10.21%) Active Directory
14 165 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 163 (9.79%) Management Information System
16 160 (9.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 157 (9.43%) Degree
18 145 (8.71%) Project Management
19 142 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
20 135 (8.11%) Linux
21 134 (8.05%) SAP
22 132 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
23 131 (7.87%) CISSP
23 131 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
24 130 (7.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 122 (7.33%) Mentoring
26 121 (7.27%) SIEM
26 121 (7.27%) Legal
27 120 (7.21%) Network Security
28 119 (7.15%) Disaster Recovery

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 55 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 29 (1.74%) Confluence
4 23 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (1.08%) SAS
6 17 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (0.84%) Alfresco
8 13 (0.78%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.48%) IIS
12 7 (0.42%) Liferay
12 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.36%) Apache
13 6 (0.36%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.30%) CMS
15 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.24%) WordPress
16 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
17 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 142 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 130 (7.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 117 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
4 54 (3.24%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.78%) SPSS
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Stata
8 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.060%) Revit
Business Applications
1 31 (1.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 27 (1.62%) SAP SD
3 24 (1.44%) SAP ERP
4 21 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (1.26%) SAP PP
5 17 (1.02%) SAP MM
6 14 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.72%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.72%) SAP FI
7 12 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
9 10 (0.60%) SAP SCM
10 9 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 9 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
11 8 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
11 8 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
11 8 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
12 7 (0.42%) SAP BPC
13 6 (0.36%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 101 (6.07%) Office 365
2 33 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (0.78%) SaaS
6 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.42%) IaaS
7 7 (0.42%) Trello
8 4 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.24%) G Suite
8 4 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
8 4 (0.24%) Slack
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.18%) AdWords
9 3 (0.18%) GitHub
9 3 (0.18%) Zapier
10 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.12%) Lucidchart
10 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 120 (7.21%) Network Security
2 90 (5.41%) Firewall
3 87 (5.23%) Wi-Fi
4 48 (2.88%) LAN
5 47 (2.82%) WAN
6 44 (2.64%) SAN
7 26 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 23 (1.38%) Wireless
9 17 (1.02%) VoIP
10 16 (0.96%) DNS
11 15 (0.90%) VPN
12 14 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
13 13 (0.78%) Internet
13 13 (0.78%) MPLS
14 12 (0.72%) DHCP
15 11 (0.66%) ADSL
16 10 (0.60%) Skype
17 9 (0.54%) Ethernet
17 9 (0.54%) SMS
18 6 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (2.64%) Power BI
4 41 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
5 35 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 25 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
8 21 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
9 20 (1.20%) Big Data
9 20 (1.20%) QlikView
10 17 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 15 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (0.78%) MySQL
12 13 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 95 (5.71%) JIRA
2 69 (4.14%) Selenium
3 31 (1.86%) Cucumber
4 24 (1.44%) JMeter
5 23 (1.38%) WebDriver
6 20 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.08%) SoapUI
8 10 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (0.48%) Git (software)
11 7 (0.42%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.36%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.36%) Subversion
13 4 (0.24%) HP UFT
14 3 (0.18%) Appium
14 3 (0.18%) Bugzilla
14 3 (0.18%) Zephyr
15 2 (0.12%) Ranorex
15 2 (0.12%) YouTrack
General
1 431 (25.89%) Finance
2 121 (7.27%) Legal
3 117 (7.03%) Retail
4 116 (6.97%) Manufacturing
5 102 (6.13%) Banking
6 79 (4.74%) Marketing
7 74 (4.44%) Law
8 55 (3.30%) Telecoms
9 53 (3.18%) Investment Banking
10 30 (1.80%) Advertising
11 16 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (0.96%) Publishing
12 15 (0.90%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.84%) Billing
14 11 (0.66%) Back Office
15 10 (0.60%) Automotive
16 9 (0.54%) Local Government
17 7 (0.42%) Electronics
17 7 (0.42%) Front Office
17 7 (0.42%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.00%) .NET
2 46 (2.76%) XML
3 29 (1.74%) Web Services
4 27 (1.62%) HTML
5 26 (1.56%) SOAP
6 20 (1.20%) JSON
6 20 (1.20%) REST
7 16 (0.96%) Gherkin
8 14 (0.84%) EDI
9 12 (0.72%) CSS
10 10 (0.60%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.54%) 802.1X
11 9 (0.54%) J2EE
12 8 (0.48%) Middleware
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (0.42%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.18%) MDX
14 3 (0.18%) RESTful
14 3 (0.18%) SAP Fiori
14 3 (0.18%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 236 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (9.79%) Management Information System
3 90 (5.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 66 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (2.22%) User Experience
6 29 (1.74%) Smart Meter
7 25 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 20 (1.20%) FMCG
10 16 (0.96%) Data Centre
11 13 (0.78%) Fintech
12 12 (0.72%) Life Science
13 10 (0.60%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.60%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.54%) Blackberry
15 8 (0.48%) Smart Energy
16 7 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.42%) iPhone
16 7 (0.42%) NHS
16 7 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 333 (20.00%) Windows
2 135 (8.11%) Linux
3 73 (4.38%) Windows 7
4 68 (4.08%) Windows Server
5 54 (3.24%) Windows 10
6 41 (2.46%) Unix
7 36 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.72%) Android
10 9 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.48%) Solaris
12 7 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.36%) AIX
13 6 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.18%) OS/400
14 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (14.47%) ITIL
3 206 (12.37%) Business Analysis
4 199 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
5 191 (11.47%) Information Security
6 165 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 145 (8.71%) Project Management
8 131 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
9 122 (7.33%) Mentoring
10 121 (7.27%) SIEM
11 119 (7.15%) Disaster Recovery
12 113 (6.79%) Test Automation
13 107 (6.43%) Change Management
14 106 (6.37%) Incident Management
15 104 (6.25%) Data Protection
16 103 (6.19%) ERP
17 100 (6.01%) Business Continuity
18 99 (5.95%) Scenario Testing
18 99 (5.95%) User Stories
19 97 (5.83%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 460 (27.63%) SQL
2 63 (3.78%) Java
3 56 (3.36%) C#
4 44 (2.64%) T-SQL
5 39 (2.34%) JavaScript
6 35 (2.10%) VBA
7 34 (2.04%) Python
8 29 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 16 (0.96%) C
10 14 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.84%) R
11 11 (0.66%) Perl
11 11 (0.66%) VB
12 9 (0.54%) ABAP
13 8 (0.48%) PHP
14 7 (0.42%) X++
15 6 (0.36%) COBOL
16 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.24%) VBScript
18 3 (0.18%) RPG
Qualifications
1 157 (9.43%) Degree
2 131 (7.87%) CISSP
3 89 (5.35%) SANS
4 87 (5.23%) CREST Certified
5 68 (4.08%) ISEB
6 57 (3.42%) ISTQB
7 34 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
8 30 (1.80%) CISM
9 28 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 23 (1.38%) Security Cleared
12 22 (1.32%) CISA
13 18 (1.08%) CCNA
14 14 (0.84%) CCNP
14 14 (0.84%) IIBA
15 13 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.78%) MCP
16 12 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (9.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (7.15%) GDPR
3 103 (6.19%) QA
4 100 (6.01%) PCI DSS
5 59 (3.54%) PMO
6 48 (2.88%) SLA
7 29 (1.74%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.42%) P3O
12 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.30%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.18%) COBIT
15 2 (0.12%) MiFID
16 1 (0.060%) Actionable Recommendations
16 1 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
16 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 1 (0.060%) PSD2
System Software
1 170 (10.21%) Active Directory
2 132 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
4 27 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.78%) XenApp
6 8 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.36%) vSphere
8 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.12%) Docker
10 1 (0.060%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.060%) Firmware
10 1 (0.060%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.060%) NFS
10 1 (0.060%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.14%) SCCM
2 8 (0.48%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.30%) WSUS
4 4 (0.24%) EnCase
4 4 (0.24%) FTK
5 3 (0.18%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.18%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.18%) SCOM
5 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.12%) Ansible
6 2 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (0.12%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.12%) Netcool
6 2 (0.12%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.12%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.060%) Terraform
7 1 (0.060%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 351 (21.08%) Microsoft
2 180 (10.81%) VMware
3 177 (10.63%) Cisco
4 134 (8.05%) SAP
5 83 (4.98%) Oracle
6 55 (3.30%) Citrix
7 42 (2.52%) Tableau
8 37 (2.22%) Fortinet
9 34 (2.04%) Huawei
10 22 (1.32%) HP
11 21 (1.26%) Google
12 19 (1.14%) IBM
13 18 (1.08%) Remedy
14 17 (1.02%) Cognos
15 15 (0.90%) ServiceNow
16 12 (0.72%) Adobe
16 12 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.66%) Atlassian
17 11 (0.66%) SolarWinds
18 10 (0.60%) Splunk