Period
to 29 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £38,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 381 1,268 1,704
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 9.41% 12.51% 14.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.81% 13.04% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 372 1,041 1,326
Median annual salary £38,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,525 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,975 £51,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

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 3,882 9,726 11,410
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 95.98% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,348 7,669 9,224
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,600 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 29 October 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 29 October 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 -16 205 £40,000 - 26
Merseyside +2 81 £36,000 +10.77% 10
Cheshire -21 47 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Lancashire +6 37 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Cumbria -1 5 £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 29 October 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.

1 102 (26.77%) SQL
2 93 (24.41%) Microsoft
3 87 (22.83%) Windows
4 82 (21.52%) Finance
5 66 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
6 56 (14.70%) ITIL
7 55 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
7 55 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
8 52 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
10 48 (12.60%) SQL Server
11 45 (11.81%) Degree
12 43 (11.29%) Business Analysis
13 42 (11.02%) Office 365
14 39 (10.24%) Cybersecurity
15 38 (9.97%) Active Directory
16 37 (9.71%) Change Management
16 37 (9.71%) Azure
17 36 (9.45%) SharePoint
18 35 (9.19%) Power Platform
19 34 (8.92%) Power BI
20 33 (8.66%) Management Information System
20 33 (8.66%) Microsoft Excel
21 31 (8.14%) Project Management
21 31 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
21 31 (8.14%) Windows 10
22 29 (7.61%) Windows Server
22 29 (7.61%) Analytics
23 28 (7.35%) QA
23 28 (7.35%) Citrix

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 36 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.46%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.67%) IIS
4 6 (1.57%) Apache
4 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.31%) Confluence
5 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.31%) SAS
6 3 (0.79%) WordPress
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.26%) CMS
8 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 55 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (8.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) SPSS
5 1 (0.26%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (2.10%) SAP CO
1 8 (2.10%) SAP FI
1 8 (2.10%) SAP FI/CO
2 7 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.57%) SAP SD
4 5 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.31%) thinkFolio
5 4 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.05%) Social Studio
6 3 (0.79%) Magento
6 3 (0.79%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.79%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.52%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.52%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.26%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.02%) Office 365
2 37 (9.71%) Azure
3 35 (9.19%) Power Platform
4 11 (2.89%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.10%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.84%) AWS
8 5 (1.31%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.05%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (1.05%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) Amazon SageMaker
11 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.52%) Logic Apps
11 2 (0.52%) Serverless
12 1 (0.26%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.26%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.82%) Firewall
2 21 (5.51%) WAN
3 20 (5.25%) LAN
4 19 (4.99%) TCP/IP
5 16 (4.20%) DNS
5 16 (4.20%) Wireless
6 15 (3.94%) DHCP
7 14 (3.67%) Internet
8 9 (2.36%) MPLS
8 9 (2.36%) SAN
8 9 (2.36%) Unified Communications
9 8 (2.10%) ADSL
9 8 (2.10%) Ethernet
9 8 (2.10%) IMAP
9 8 (2.10%) Network Security
9 8 (2.10%) VDSL
10 7 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (1.84%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (1.84%) iSCSI
10 7 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.92%) Power BI
3 25 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (5.25%) Tableau
6 18 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.36%) QlikView
9 7 (1.84%) Data Lake
10 6 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.79%) Looker
12 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (4.20%) JIRA
2 6 (1.57%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.31%) Selenium
4 3 (0.79%) Postman
4 3 (0.79%) Protractor
4 3 (0.79%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.52%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.26%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.26%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) Mocha
6 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 82 (21.52%) Finance
2 26 (6.82%) Legal
3 20 (5.25%) Marketing
4 18 (4.72%) Law
4 18 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 18 (4.72%) Retail
5 14 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.36%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.05%) Banking
8 3 (0.79%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.94%) .NET
2 5 (1.31%) .NET Framework
2 5 (1.31%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (1.31%) HTML
3 4 (1.05%) Middleware
3 4 (1.05%) REST
3 4 (1.05%) Visualforce
3 4 (1.05%) XML
4 3 (0.79%) CSS
4 3 (0.79%) ggplot2
4 3 (0.79%) Gherkin
4 3 (0.79%) JSON
5 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.52%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.52%) HTML5
5 2 (0.52%) LDAP
5 2 (0.52%) React
5 2 (0.52%) SAML
5 2 (0.52%) Web Services
6 1 (0.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.66%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.04%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.99%) User Experience
5 7 (1.84%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.57%) NHS
6 6 (1.57%) PKI
7 5 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.31%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.05%) Clustering
8 4 (1.05%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.05%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.05%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.79%) FMCG
9 3 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (22.83%) Windows
2 31 (8.14%) Windows 10
3 29 (7.61%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (3.15%) Linux
6 11 (2.89%) Unix
7 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.10%) Android
9 8 (2.10%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.84%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.52%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.26%) HPUX
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (14.70%) ITIL
2 55 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
3 52 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (11.29%) Business Analysis
6 39 (10.24%) Cybersecurity
7 37 (9.71%) Change Management
8 31 (8.14%) Project Management
8 31 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (7.61%) Analytics
10 28 (7.35%) Requirements Gathering
11 23 (6.04%) Computer Science
11 23 (6.04%) Incident Management
11 23 (6.04%) Test Automation
12 20 (5.25%) Release Management
13 19 (4.99%) SDLC
14 18 (4.72%) ITIL V3
15 17 (4.46%) Information Security
15 17 (4.46%) Process Improvement
16 16 (4.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (26.77%) SQL
2 17 (4.46%) Python
3 12 (3.15%) C#
4 8 (2.10%) C
4 8 (2.10%) R
4 8 (2.10%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.57%) Java
5 6 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.31%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.05%) Apex Code
7 4 (1.05%) VBA
8 3 (0.79%) ABAP
8 3 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.26%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.26%) DataFlex
10 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (11.81%) Degree
2 20 (5.25%) MCP
3 17 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.94%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (2.36%) MCSE
7 8 (2.10%) CISSP
7 8 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.84%) IIBA
8 7 (1.84%) ISEB
8 7 (1.84%) MCSA
9 6 (1.57%) CISA
9 6 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.57%) CISM
9 6 (1.57%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.31%) CCNA
10 5 (1.31%) Server+ Certification
11 4 (1.05%) CEH
11 4 (1.05%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.35%) QA
2 19 (4.99%) SLA
3 13 (3.41%) GDPR
3 13 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.62%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.36%) NIST
6 8 (2.10%) Data Quality
7 6 (1.57%) PMO
8 5 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.52%) NCSC
10 1 (0.26%) COBIT
10 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.26%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.26%) P3O
System Software
1 38 (9.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.84%) XenApp
5 2 (0.52%) Snort
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (2.89%) SCCM
2 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.52%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.26%) CASB
5 1 (0.26%) Grafana
5 1 (0.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 93 (24.41%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.35%) Citrix
3 26 (6.82%) VMware
4 24 (6.30%) SAP
5 21 (5.51%) Oracle
6 17 (4.46%) Cisco
7 11 (2.89%) iManage
7 11 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.84%) Google
8 7 (1.84%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.57%) Aderant
9 6 (1.57%) Cognos
10 5 (1.31%) Adobe
10 5 (1.31%) Apple
10 5 (1.31%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.31%) Siemens
10 5 (1.31%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.05%) Forcepoint
11 4 (1.05%) HP
11 4 (1.05%) Sophos