Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 1,834 1,897 2,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.30% 15.31% 17.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.77% 15.85% 18.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,414 1,622 1,758
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,525 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 12,421 11,972 11,431
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 96.65% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10,012 10,061 9,543
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -4 863 £40,000 +6.67% 140
Cheshire +4 559 £37,500 +8.99% 67
Lancashire -1 181 £35,000 - 16
Merseyside 0 152 £31,500 -3.08% 25
Cumbria +2 23 £29,500 +5.36% 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 465 (25.35%) Finance
2 400 (21.81%) SQL
3 355 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
4 342 (18.65%) SAP
5 282 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 277 (15.10%) Microsoft
7 258 (14.07%) Business Analysis
8 250 (13.63%) Windows
9 243 (13.25%) ITIL
10 233 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 227 (12.38%) Degree
12 210 (11.45%) Manufacturing
13 176 (9.60%) Active Directory
14 170 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
14 170 (9.27%) SQL Server
15 167 (9.11%) Microsoft Excel
16 163 (8.89%) Data Analysis
17 151 (8.23%) Banking
18 140 (7.63%) QA
19 133 (7.25%) Project Management
19 133 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
20 131 (7.14%) Analytics
21 130 (7.09%) ERP
22 124 (6.76%) Logistics
23 123 (6.71%) SDLC
24 120 (6.54%) Oracle
25 113 (6.16%) E-Commerce
25 113 (6.16%) Risk Management
26 108 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 103 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing

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 51 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 42 (2.29%) SAS
3 31 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (0.98%) Confluence
6 14 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (0.76%) IIS
7 11 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.60%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.55%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.49%) Apache
9 9 (0.49%) OpenEdge
10 8 (0.44%) JBoss
11 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.22%) CMS
14 3 (0.16%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.16%) iPlanet
14 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 167 (9.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 75 (4.09%) SAP SD
2 53 (2.89%) SAP PP
3 51 (2.78%) SAP APO
4 43 (2.34%) SAP ERP
5 42 (2.29%) SAP CO
5 42 (2.29%) SAP FI
6 41 (2.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 40 (2.18%) SAP MM
8 16 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (0.82%) SAP QM
10 14 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
11 13 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
11 13 (0.71%) SAP VC
12 12 (0.65%) Elite 3E
12 12 (0.65%) SAP SCM
13 11 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 11 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
14 9 (0.49%) Carpe Diem
14 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.38%) Office 365
2 24 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.93%) SaaS
5 16 (0.87%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.60%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.38%) GitHub
8 6 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.33%) Trello
9 5 (0.27%) PaaS
10 3 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.11%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.11%) Boomi
11 2 (0.11%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.11%) G Suite
11 2 (0.11%) IaaS
12 1 (0.055%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.055%) Akamai
12 1 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.00%) WAN
2 49 (2.67%) LAN
3 47 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.69%) Firewall
5 30 (1.64%) DNS
6 27 (1.47%) DHCP
6 27 (1.47%) Internet
6 27 (1.47%) SAN
7 20 (1.09%) VPN
8 17 (0.93%) HTTP
9 15 (0.82%) Network Security
10 13 (0.71%) Broadband
10 13 (0.71%) VoIP
11 11 (0.60%) SSL
11 11 (0.60%) Wireless
12 8 (0.44%) ADSL
12 8 (0.44%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.44%) NAS
13 6 (0.33%) Skype
14 5 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 108 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (2.13%) Power BI
6 37 (2.02%) QlikView
7 30 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
8 29 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (1.25%) Big Data
10 23 (1.25%) SAP BW
11 21 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.04%) MySQL
13 18 (0.98%) Relational Database
14 17 (0.93%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.93%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (0.87%) Base SAS
15 16 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (3.38%) JIRA
2 37 (2.02%) Selenium
3 21 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (0.76%) Cucumber
4 14 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (0.65%) Jenkins
7 11 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
7 11 (0.60%) WebDriver
8 9 (0.49%) SoapUI
9 8 (0.44%) SpecFlow
9 8 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.38%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.33%) JMeter
11 6 (0.33%) Pivotal Tracker
12 5 (0.27%) LSMW
12 5 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.22%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.22%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 465 (25.35%) Finance
2 210 (11.45%) Manufacturing
3 151 (8.23%) Banking
4 85 (4.63%) Retail
5 79 (4.31%) Law
6 70 (3.82%) Investment Banking
7 63 (3.44%) Legal
8 55 (3.00%) Marketing
9 47 (2.56%) Telecoms
10 43 (2.34%) Advertising
11 17 (0.93%) Billing
11 17 (0.93%) Electronics
11 17 (0.93%) German Language
12 13 (0.71%) Automotive
13 12 (0.65%) Games
14 10 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (0.55%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.55%) International Banking
15 8 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.38%) .NET
2 54 (2.94%) EDI
3 34 (1.85%) Middleware
4 29 (1.58%) Web Services
5 22 (1.20%) XML
6 14 (0.76%) HTML
7 13 (0.71%) SAPUI5
8 12 (0.65%) SOAP
9 11 (0.60%) Gherkin
9 11 (0.60%) IDoc
9 11 (0.60%) REST
10 9 (0.49%) CSS
11 8 (0.44%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.44%) SAP Basis
12 6 (0.33%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.33%) cXML
12 6 (0.33%) EDIFACT
12 6 (0.33%) SAP PI
13 5 (0.27%) SAP Fiori
13 5 (0.27%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 282 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.25%) Management Information System
3 73 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 66 (3.60%) FMCG
5 46 (2.51%) User Experience
6 38 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 30 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.09%) PMI
8 20 (1.09%) Smart Meter
9 19 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 16 (0.87%) Mainframe
11 15 (0.82%) Credit Risk
11 15 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.44%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.44%) NHS
14 7 (0.38%) Fintech
15 6 (0.33%) iPad
15 6 (0.33%) Robotics
16 5 (0.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 250 (13.63%) Windows
2 78 (4.25%) Windows Server
3 71 (3.87%) Windows 7
4 60 (3.27%) Unix
5 54 (2.94%) Linux
6 52 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (2.18%) Windows 10
8 39 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.47%) Android
10 24 (1.31%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 16 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.44%) AIX
14 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.33%) Solaris
16 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.16%) OS/400
17 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (14.07%) Business Analysis
3 243 (13.25%) ITIL
4 233 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 170 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
6 163 (8.89%) Data Analysis
7 133 (7.25%) Project Management
8 131 (7.14%) Analytics
9 130 (7.09%) ERP
10 124 (6.76%) Logistics
11 123 (6.71%) SDLC
12 113 (6.16%) E-Commerce
12 113 (6.16%) Risk Management
13 103 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 101 (5.51%) CRM
15 93 (5.07%) Test Automation
16 91 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
17 83 (4.53%) Wealth Management
18 81 (4.42%) Use Case
19 77 (4.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 400 (21.81%) SQL
2 93 (5.07%) ABAP
3 91 (4.96%) Java
4 71 (3.87%) T-SQL
5 63 (3.44%) C#
6 54 (2.94%) Python
7 44 (2.40%) VBA
8 24 (1.31%) JavaScript
8 24 (1.31%) R
9 23 (1.25%) VB.NET
10 20 (1.09%) PHP
11 19 (1.04%) C
11 19 (1.04%) Ruby
12 18 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 16 (0.87%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.65%) C++
15 10 (0.55%) Perl
16 7 (0.38%) REXX
16 7 (0.38%) VB
17 6 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 227 (12.38%) Degree
2 69 (3.76%) ISEB
3 65 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (2.73%) MCSA
5 43 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 40 (2.18%) CISSP
6 40 (2.18%) Security Cleared
7 36 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (1.80%) MCSE
9 32 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (1.64%) CCNA
12 28 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 27 (1.47%) SC Cleared
14 24 (1.31%) MCP
15 20 (1.09%) PMI Certification
16 18 (0.98%) CISM
17 17 (0.93%) GCIH
18 16 (0.87%) CISA
19 15 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (7.63%) QA
2 84 (4.58%) PMO
3 63 (3.44%) SLA
4 29 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.04%) GDPR
7 10 (0.55%) MiFID
8 7 (0.38%) COBIT
9 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.16%) GAAP
11 2 (0.11%) PSD2
12 1 (0.055%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.055%) TARGET2
System Software
1 176 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.49%) Docker
5 7 (0.38%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.22%) Snort
6 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.22%) vSphere
7 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.11%) NFS
7 2 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.055%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.055%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.055%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (1.20%) SCCM
2 19 (1.04%) Ganglia
3 11 (0.60%) Netcool
3 11 (0.60%) SCOM
4 8 (0.44%) Data Guard
5 7 (0.38%) Ansible
5 7 (0.38%) CA Wily
5 7 (0.38%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.33%) BladeLogic
6 6 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.22%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.11%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.11%) Puppet
11 1 (0.055%) Ambari
11 1 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.055%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 342 (18.65%) SAP
2 277 (15.10%) Microsoft
3 120 (6.54%) Oracle
4 75 (4.09%) VMware
5 59 (3.22%) Citrix
6 49 (2.67%) Tableau
7 33 (1.80%) IBM
8 29 (1.58%) Google
9 28 (1.53%) Cisco
9 28 (1.53%) Cognos
10 21 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.04%) Capita
12 16 (0.87%) HP
12 16 (0.87%) ServiceNow
13 15 (0.82%) Teradata
14 14 (0.76%) Splunk
15 11 (0.60%) iManage
16 9 (0.49%) JDA
16 9 (0.49%) Remedy
16 9 (0.49%) Sage