Period
to 25 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 433 1,048 1,475
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 8.88% 12.03% 13.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.16% 12.47% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 439 825 1,201
Median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,495
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.52% +6.24%

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 4,729 8,406 10,205
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 96.52% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,997 6,705 8,408
Median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,600 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -17 223 £40,000 +14.29% 50
Merseyside +2 83 £33,000 +1.54% 14
Cheshire -11 70 £38,500 +10.00% 16
Lancashire +4 37 £41,250 +26.92% 15
Cumbria +7 11 £32,000 +45.45% 1
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 111 (25.64%) SQL
2 92 (21.25%) Microsoft
3 88 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (19.17%) Finance
5 76 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (16.86%) Windows
7 71 (16.40%) Problem-Solving
8 58 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
9 55 (12.70%) Power Platform
10 54 (12.47%) Power BI
11 51 (11.78%) Degree
12 49 (11.32%) Active Directory
13 47 (10.85%) SQL Server
14 46 (10.62%) Office 365
15 44 (10.16%) Azure
16 43 (9.93%) Microsoft Excel
17 42 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 39 (9.01%) Firewall
18 39 (9.01%) Analytics
19 38 (8.78%) Business Analysis
19 38 (8.78%) ITIL
20 37 (8.55%) Management Information System
21 36 (8.31%) SAP
22 33 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
22 33 (7.62%) Project Management
23 32 (7.39%) Test Automation
24 31 (7.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 31 (7.16%) Requirements Gathering
25 30 (6.93%) VMware
25 30 (6.93%) Time Management

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 25 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.31%) Confluence
3 6 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.92%) SAS
5 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.23%) CMS
6 1 (0.23%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (9.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.23%) SPSS
6 1 (0.23%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (2.77%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.85%) SAP SD
3 7 (1.62%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.15%) SAP Business One
4 5 (1.15%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.92%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.92%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.92%) Social Studio
6 3 (0.69%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.46%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.46%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.23%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.23%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.70%) Power Platform
2 46 (10.62%) Office 365
3 44 (10.16%) Azure
4 11 (2.54%) AWS
5 8 (1.85%) OneDrive
6 7 (1.62%) Amazon SageMaker
6 7 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.62%) IaaS
7 6 (1.39%) SaaS
8 4 (0.92%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.92%) PowerApps
8 4 (0.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.69%) Serverless
10 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.23%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.23%) GCP
10 1 (0.23%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.01%) Firewall
2 19 (4.39%) WAN
3 16 (3.70%) VoIP
4 14 (3.23%) DNS
4 14 (3.23%) LAN
4 14 (3.23%) SAN
5 13 (3.00%) DHCP
5 13 (3.00%) NAS
6 10 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (1.85%) Wireless
8 7 (1.62%) Cisco Firepower
8 7 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (1.62%) SNMP
8 7 (1.62%) Unified Communications
9 6 (1.39%) Skype
10 4 (0.92%) Internet
10 4 (0.92%) VPN
11 3 (0.69%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.69%) Intranet
11 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.47%) Power BI
2 47 (10.85%) SQL Server
3 31 (7.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (6.47%) Tableau
5 19 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.54%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (2.54%) Data Lake
8 11 (2.54%) QlikView
9 8 (1.85%) MySQL
10 5 (1.15%) Looker
10 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.69%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (4.39%) JIRA
2 12 (2.77%) Postman
3 9 (2.08%) SoapUI
4 8 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.62%) Selenium
6 3 (0.69%) Appium
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.46%) Protractor
8 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq
8 1 (0.23%) JMeter
8 1 (0.23%) JUnit
8 1 (0.23%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 83 (19.17%) Finance
2 23 (5.31%) Legal
3 22 (5.08%) Law
3 22 (5.08%) Retail
4 21 (4.85%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.85%) Marketing
5 14 (3.23%) Automotive
5 14 (3.23%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.92%) Banking
7 4 (0.92%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.92%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.69%) Local Government
8 3 (0.69%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.23%) .NET
2 8 (1.85%) REST
3 7 (1.62%) ggplot2
4 6 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (1.39%) Web Services
5 5 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (1.15%) JSON
6 4 (0.92%) HTML
6 4 (0.92%) Middleware
6 4 (0.92%) Visualforce
7 3 (0.69%) EDI
7 3 (0.69%) Gherkin
7 3 (0.69%) SAML
8 2 (0.46%) CGI
8 2 (0.46%) COM
8 2 (0.46%) CSS
8 2 (0.46%) HTML5
8 2 (0.46%) SOAP
9 1 (0.23%) XML
9 1 (0.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 88 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.55%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.39%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.16%) User Experience
5 17 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (3.70%) Renewable Energy
7 14 (3.23%) Life Science
8 10 (2.31%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.85%) Replication
10 7 (1.62%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.62%) FMCG
11 6 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.39%) NHS
11 6 (1.39%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.92%) Clustering
13 4 (0.92%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.92%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.92%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 73 (16.86%) Windows
2 26 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 23 (5.31%) Windows 10
4 19 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (3.93%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (2.08%) Linux
7 8 (1.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.15%) Unix
9 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (16.40%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (9.01%) Analytics
6 38 (8.78%) Business Analysis
6 38 (8.78%) ITIL
7 33 (7.62%) Project Management
8 32 (7.39%) Test Automation
9 31 (7.16%) Requirements Gathering
10 30 (6.93%) Time Management
11 28 (6.47%) Migration
11 28 (6.47%) Visualisation
12 27 (6.24%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (6.00%) Computer Science
13 26 (6.00%) ERP
14 25 (5.77%) Information Security
15 23 (5.31%) Change Management
16 20 (4.62%) Incident Management
16 20 (4.62%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 111 (25.64%) SQL
2 16 (3.70%) Python
3 13 (3.00%) C
3 13 (3.00%) C#
4 12 (2.77%) R
5 7 (1.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 7 (1.62%) VBA
6 4 (0.92%) Apex Code
6 4 (0.92%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.92%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.69%) ABAP
7 3 (0.69%) Java
7 3 (0.69%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.46%) C++
8 2 (0.46%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.46%) VB
8 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.23%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.23%) DataFlex
Qualifications
1 51 (11.78%) Degree
2 17 (3.93%) CISSP
3 16 (3.70%) CISM
4 12 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.77%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.54%) CEH
5 11 (2.54%) IIBA
6 9 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.62%) CISA
7 7 (1.62%) ISEB
7 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.39%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.92%) CCNA
10 4 (0.92%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.92%) MCSE
11 3 (0.69%) APMP
11 3 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.46%) CCA
12 2 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.08%) SLA
2 19 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (4.39%) QA
3 18 (4.16%) Data Quality
4 13 (3.00%) GDPR
5 10 (2.31%) PMO
6 8 (1.85%) NIST
7 6 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (1.15%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.69%) COBIT
9 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.46%) NCSC
11 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.23%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 49 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.62%) XenApp
4 3 (0.69%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.46%) Docker
5 2 (0.46%) Firmware
6 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.00%) SCCM
2 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.46%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.23%) CASB
5 1 (0.23%) cPanel
5 1 (0.23%) Nessus
5 1 (0.23%) Plesk
Vendors
1 92 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.31%) SAP
3 30 (6.93%) VMware
4 25 (5.77%) Oracle
5 24 (5.54%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (5.08%) Cisco
7 16 (3.70%) Citrix
8 12 (2.77%) Cognos
9 10 (2.31%) SolarWinds
10 8 (1.85%) Avaya
11 7 (1.62%) HP
11 7 (1.62%) iManage
11 7 (1.62%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.39%) HubSpot
12 6 (1.39%) LogRhythm
12 6 (1.39%) Verint
13 5 (1.15%) Aderant
13 5 (1.15%) AlienVault
14 4 (0.92%) Apple
14 4 (0.92%) Forcepoint