Period
to 17 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 1,051 1,474 1,807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.88% 13.89% 14.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.30% 14.38% 14.77%
Number of salaries quoted 808 1,133 1,358
North West median annual salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.39% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -

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 8,543 10,248 12,235
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.56% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6,742 8,331 9,804
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 0 583 £35,000 -13.58% 104
Cheshire -1 237 £35,000 -12.50% 60
Merseyside +2 132 £32,500 -10.96% 42
Lancashire -16 61 £32,000 -11.11% 19
Cumbria -16 16 £22,000 -26.67% 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 259 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (24.55%) SQL
3 228 (21.69%) Microsoft
4 188 (17.89%) Windows
5 181 (17.22%) Finance
6 141 (13.42%) Active Directory
7 138 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
8 137 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
9 130 (12.37%) ITIL
10 129 (12.27%) Business Intelligence
11 122 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
12 116 (11.04%) Microsoft Office
13 107 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 107 (10.18%) Test Automation
14 106 (10.09%) JIRA
15 102 (9.71%) Business Analysis
16 89 (8.47%) SQL Server
17 85 (8.09%) Power BI
17 85 (8.09%) Power Platform
18 83 (7.90%) Office 365
19 81 (7.71%) Retail
20 80 (7.61%) Scrum
21 74 (7.04%) Degree
21 74 (7.04%) Selenium
22 73 (6.95%) Windows 10
23 70 (6.66%) User Stories
24 69 (6.57%) Coaching
25 68 (6.47%) E-Commerce
26 67 (6.37%) SAP
26 67 (6.37%) Analytics

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 39 (3.71%) Confluence
2 34 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 33 (3.14%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.24%) SAS
5 9 (0.86%) Alfresco
5 9 (0.86%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.67%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.57%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.29%) IIS
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.19%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.095%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.095%) CMS
11 1 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.095%) JBoss
11 1 (0.095%) nginx
11 1 (0.095%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 138 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (11.04%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (4.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.29%) SPSS
8 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.095%) Stata
Business Applications
1 35 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
2 26 (2.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (1.81%) SAP SD
4 14 (1.33%) SAP ERP
5 11 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
6 9 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.86%) SAP PP
7 8 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.57%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.38%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.38%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.38%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.38%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.09%) Power Platform
2 83 (7.90%) Office 365
3 37 (3.52%) Azure
4 24 (2.28%) Trello
5 16 (1.52%) AWS
5 16 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (1.05%) Google Analytics
8 9 (0.86%) SaaS
9 6 (0.57%) PaaS
10 5 (0.48%) Asana
10 5 (0.48%) G Suite
11 4 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.29%) IaaS
13 2 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
13 2 (0.19%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.095%) AdWords
14 1 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.095%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.33%) LAN
1 35 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 35 (3.33%) WAN
2 34 (3.24%) Firewall
3 26 (2.47%) DNS
4 21 (2.00%) DHCP
5 18 (1.71%) Wireless
6 13 (1.24%) VPN
7 12 (1.14%) SAN
7 12 (1.14%) VoIP
8 11 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (0.86%) Skype
9 9 (0.86%) VLAN
10 8 (0.76%) Extranet
10 8 (0.76%) Intranet
10 8 (0.76%) Network Security
11 6 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.38%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.38%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.09%) Power BI
3 52 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 20 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.62%) SSDT
8 14 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.86%) SAP BW
11 8 (0.76%) QlikView
12 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.57%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.48%) MySQL
14 5 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
16 3 (0.29%) Big Data
16 3 (0.29%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 106 (10.09%) JIRA
2 74 (7.04%) Selenium
3 38 (3.62%) WebDriver
4 30 (2.85%) SoapUI
5 29 (2.76%) Cucumber
5 29 (2.76%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.00%) Git (software)
7 20 (1.90%) Visual Studio
8 19 (1.81%) Postman
9 18 (1.71%) JBehave
10 16 (1.52%) SpecFlow
11 12 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (0.76%) Zephyr
13 7 (0.67%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.57%) TestRail
15 5 (0.48%) JMeter
15 5 (0.48%) Redmine
15 5 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 181 (17.22%) Finance
2 81 (7.71%) Retail
3 55 (5.23%) Manufacturing
4 52 (4.95%) Banking
5 35 (3.33%) Marketing
6 31 (2.95%) Legal
7 23 (2.19%) Back Office
7 23 (2.19%) Law
8 22 (2.09%) Public Sector
9 12 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.05%) Spanish Language
11 10 (0.95%) Publishing
12 8 (0.76%) German Language
13 7 (0.67%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.57%) Automotive
14 6 (0.57%) Billing
15 5 (0.48%) Local Government
16 3 (0.29%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.29%) Polish Language
17 2 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.09%) XML
2 17 (1.62%) .NET
3 12 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (1.14%) Web Services
4 11 (1.05%) JSON
5 8 (0.76%) HTML
6 7 (0.67%) EDI
7 6 (0.57%) CSS
8 4 (0.38%) Gherkin
8 4 (0.38%) SOAP
9 3 (0.29%) REST
9 3 (0.29%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.19%) Chai
10 2 (0.19%) HTML5
10 2 (0.19%) LDAP
10 2 (0.19%) Middleware
10 2 (0.19%) SAP Fiori
10 2 (0.19%) WebCenter
11 1 (0.095%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 122 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (6.18%) Management Information System
3 41 (3.90%) User Experience
4 34 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 19 (1.81%) Driving Licence
7 18 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.62%) NHS
9 16 (1.52%) Blackberry
10 15 (1.43%) Smart Meter
11 13 (1.24%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.14%) Life Science
13 11 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (1.05%) Robotics
14 8 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
14 8 (0.76%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.67%) EMC VNX
16 6 (0.57%) FMCG
16 6 (0.57%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 188 (17.89%) Windows
2 73 (6.95%) Windows 10
3 46 (4.38%) Windows 7
4 45 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 44 (4.19%) Linux
6 26 (2.47%) Unix
7 24 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (2.09%) Android
9 18 (1.71%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.33%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.76%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.48%) HPUX
13 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
3 130 (12.37%) ITIL
4 129 (12.27%) Business Intelligence
5 107 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 107 (10.18%) Test Automation
6 102 (9.71%) Business Analysis
7 80 (7.61%) Scrum
8 70 (6.66%) User Stories
9 69 (6.57%) Coaching
10 68 (6.47%) E-Commerce
11 67 (6.37%) Analytics
12 64 (6.09%) Project Management
13 63 (5.99%) Mentoring
13 63 (5.99%) Waterfall
14 59 (5.61%) Functional Testing
15 53 (5.04%) Test Scripting
16 52 (4.95%) Software Testing
17 50 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
18 49 (4.66%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 258 (24.55%) SQL
2 44 (4.19%) Java
3 43 (4.09%) C#
4 30 (2.85%) VBA
5 20 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.43%) Python
7 14 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.14%) R
9 10 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.48%) PHP
12 4 (0.38%) ABAP
12 4 (0.38%) C
12 4 (0.38%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.38%) VB
12 4 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.19%) Perl
13 2 (0.19%) Ruby
13 2 (0.19%) Uniface
14 1 (0.095%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (7.04%) Degree
2 32 (3.04%) ISEB
3 29 (2.76%) ISTQB
4 24 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (1.62%) CISSP
7 15 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (1.43%) Security Cleared
8 13 (1.24%) ACCA
8 13 (1.24%) CIMA
9 12 (1.14%) CCNA
9 12 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.86%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.76%) MCSE
13 6 (0.57%) CISA
13 6 (0.57%) GIAC
13 6 (0.57%) MCSA
14 5 (0.48%) CISM
14 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.23%) SLA
2 51 (4.85%) QA
3 24 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.28%) PMO
4 13 (1.24%) GDPR
5 12 (1.14%) NIST
6 11 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.05%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.48%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.095%) HL7
10 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 141 (13.42%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.67%) vSphere
6 6 (0.57%) XenApp
7 5 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.095%) Docker
10 1 (0.095%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (2.00%) SCCM
2 16 (1.52%) HP ALM
3 8 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.48%) Nexpose
5 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.38%) WSUS
6 3 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.19%) Ansible
7 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.19%) Puppet
8 1 (0.095%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.095%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.095%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 228 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.37%) SAP
3 63 (5.99%) WorldPay
4 49 (4.66%) Oracle
5 44 (4.19%) Citrix
6 38 (3.62%) Tableau
7 37 (3.52%) FIS
8 36 (3.43%) Cisco
9 33 (3.14%) VMware
10 25 (2.38%) HP
10 25 (2.38%) iManage
11 22 (2.09%) ServiceNow
12 21 (2.00%) IBM
13 20 (1.90%) Cognos
14 19 (1.81%) Google
15 14 (1.33%) Apple
16 12 (1.14%) Adobe
16 12 (1.14%) Remedy
17 9 (0.86%) Palo Alto
17 9 (0.86%) Salesforce.com