Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 1,629 1,951 2,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.36% 15.79% 18.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.79% 16.29% 18.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,281 1,622 1,764
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,386 £51,250
England median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 11,815 11,975 10,796
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.94% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9,582 9,972 9,122
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,450 £60,000
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -6 780 £38,500 +2.67% 121
Cheshire 0 493 £37,500 +9.29% 50
Merseyside +1 172 £37,500 +19.05% 30
Lancashire -5 128 £35,000 +6.06% 27
Cumbria - 16 £27,500 - 1
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 440 (27.01%) Finance
2 418 (25.66%) SQL
3 410 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
4 267 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
5 262 (16.08%) Microsoft
6 260 (15.96%) Business Analysis
7 230 (14.12%) ITIL
8 226 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
9 225 (13.81%) Windows
10 183 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 171 (10.50%) SAP
12 160 (9.82%) SQL Server
12 160 (9.82%) Degree
13 158 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
14 146 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
15 136 (8.35%) Banking
16 135 (8.29%) Active Directory
17 128 (7.86%) ERP
18 126 (7.73%) Data Analysis
19 125 (7.67%) User Acceptance Testing
20 124 (7.61%) Oracle
21 122 (7.49%) Manufacturing
22 121 (7.43%) QA
23 119 (7.31%) Test Automation
24 117 (7.18%) SDLC
25 114 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
26 112 (6.88%) Waterfall
27 106 (6.51%) Risk Management
28 96 (5.89%) Project Management
29 95 (5.83%) Wealth 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 28 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 26 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.35%) IIS
4 21 (1.29%) SAS
5 19 (1.17%) Confluence
6 16 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.61%) CMS
8 10 (0.61%) OpenEdge
9 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.55%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.43%) Apache
10 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.37%) Alfresco
11 6 (0.37%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.31%) JBoss
13 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.18%) iPlanet
Applications
1 146 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 114 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.37%) SPSS
8 1 (0.061%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.061%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.061%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 34 (2.09%) SAP ERP
2 32 (1.96%) SAP SD
3 22 (1.35%) SAP APO
3 22 (1.35%) SAP PP
4 20 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (1.17%) SAP CO
5 19 (1.17%) SAP FI
5 19 (1.17%) SAP MM
6 15 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
7 14 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
7 14 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
8 13 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 9 (0.55%) SAP BPC
11 8 (0.49%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
13 6 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 67 (4.11%) Office 365
2 26 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.53%) SaaS
4 12 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.49%) GitHub
6 8 (0.49%) Trello
7 5 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.18%) G Suite
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.12%) AdWords
9 2 (0.12%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.12%) IaaS
9 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.061%) Boomi
10 1 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.061%) PaaS
10 1 (0.061%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.70%) Firewall
2 30 (1.84%) Internet
3 26 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.47%) WAN
5 22 (1.35%) VPN
6 20 (1.23%) DNS
6 20 (1.23%) LAN
7 19 (1.17%) Network Security
8 18 (1.10%) Broadband
8 18 (1.10%) SAN
9 17 (1.04%) HTTP
10 16 (0.98%) DHCP
11 12 (0.74%) VoIP
12 9 (0.55%) Wireless
13 6 (0.37%) Skype
13 6 (0.37%) SMS
13 6 (0.37%) SSL
14 5 (0.31%) ADSL
14 5 (0.31%) IMAP
14 5 (0.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (2.95%) Power BI
5 40 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 37 (2.27%) QlikView
7 26 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
9 23 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (1.29%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
13 18 (1.10%) Big Data
13 18 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
13 18 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.92%) MySQL
14 15 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 65 (3.99%) JIRA
2 49 (3.01%) Selenium
3 33 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 21 (1.29%) SoapUI
6 19 (1.17%) Cucumber
7 18 (1.10%) WebDriver
8 13 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (0.61%) SpecFlow
10 8 (0.49%) Git (software)
10 8 (0.49%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.49%) JMeter
10 8 (0.49%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.43%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.43%) Ranorex
12 6 (0.37%) FxCop
12 6 (0.37%) StyleCop
13 5 (0.31%) MSTest
13 5 (0.31%) TestRail
General
1 440 (27.01%) Finance
2 136 (8.35%) Banking
3 122 (7.49%) Manufacturing
4 77 (4.73%) Law
5 74 (4.54%) Investment Banking
6 67 (4.11%) Retail
7 59 (3.62%) Marketing
7 59 (3.62%) Telecoms
8 46 (2.82%) Legal
9 39 (2.39%) Advertising
10 20 (1.23%) Electronics
11 17 (1.04%) Billing
11 17 (1.04%) Games
12 16 (0.98%) Automotive
13 10 (0.61%) Back Office
13 10 (0.61%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
14 9 (0.55%) Front Office
15 8 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.31%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.48%) .NET
2 33 (2.03%) Web Services
3 26 (1.60%) XML
4 25 (1.53%) HTML
5 20 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 19 (1.17%) SOAP
7 18 (1.10%) Middleware
8 13 (0.80%) .NET Framework
8 13 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (0.68%) EDI
9 11 (0.68%) REST
10 10 (0.61%) CSS
10 10 (0.61%) Gherkin
11 9 (0.55%) jQuery
12 8 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (0.37%) Castle Windsor
13 6 (0.37%) Entity Framework
13 6 (0.37%) SignalR
13 6 (0.37%) WCF
13 6 (0.37%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 267 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (2.39%) FMCG
5 31 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.78%) User Experience
7 25 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 25 (1.53%) PMI
8 24 (1.47%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.04%) Smart Meter
10 16 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.92%) Driving Licence
12 14 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (0.80%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.61%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (0.49%) Online Games
17 6 (0.37%) Credit Risk
17 6 (0.37%) PKI
18 4 (0.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 225 (13.81%) Windows
2 81 (4.97%) Windows Server
3 59 (3.62%) Linux
4 44 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 40 (2.46%) Unix
6 32 (1.96%) Windows 10
7 31 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 17 (1.04%) Android
11 9 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.43%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.37%) Solaris
13 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.25%) AIX
16 3 (0.18%) OS/400
17 1 (0.061%) Debian
17 1 (0.061%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (15.96%) Business Analysis
3 230 (14.12%) ITIL
4 226 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
5 183 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 158 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
7 128 (7.86%) ERP
8 126 (7.73%) Data Analysis
9 125 (7.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 119 (7.31%) Test Automation
11 117 (7.18%) SDLC
12 112 (6.88%) Waterfall
13 106 (6.51%) Risk Management
14 96 (5.89%) Project Management
15 95 (5.83%) Wealth Management
16 94 (5.77%) Scrum
17 91 (5.59%) Change Management
18 88 (5.40%) Analytics
19 87 (5.34%) CRM
19 87 (5.34%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 418 (25.66%) SQL
2 83 (5.10%) T-SQL
3 76 (4.67%) C#
4 71 (4.36%) Java
5 42 (2.58%) JavaScript
5 42 (2.58%) Python
6 36 (2.21%) VBA
7 30 (1.84%) ABAP
8 23 (1.41%) PHP
8 23 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 23 (1.41%) Ruby
9 22 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 12 (0.74%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.68%) C
11 11 (0.68%) R
12 10 (0.61%) C++
13 6 (0.37%) VB
14 5 (0.31%) VBScript
15 4 (0.25%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.25%) REXX
Qualifications
1 160 (9.82%) Degree
2 65 (3.99%) ISEB
3 39 (2.39%) ISTQB
4 31 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (1.90%) Network+ Certification
5 30 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (1.78%) CCNA
6 29 (1.78%) CISSP
7 26 (1.60%) PMI Certification
8 25 (1.53%) Security Cleared
9 24 (1.47%) MCSA
10 21 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (0.92%) HND
11 15 (0.92%) MCP
12 14 (0.86%) MCSE
13 13 (0.80%) GCIH
13 13 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.74%) CISM
14 12 (0.74%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (7.43%) QA
2 85 (5.22%) PMO
3 59 (3.62%) SLA
4 25 (1.53%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.98%) GDPR
7 14 (0.86%) MiFID
8 6 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.37%) PSD2
9 5 (0.31%) COBIT
10 4 (0.25%) GAAP
11 3 (0.18%) COSO
11 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.12%) IFRS
13 1 (0.061%) EMIR
13 1 (0.061%) GxP
13 1 (0.061%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.061%) TARGET2
System Software
1 135 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 31 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.68%) Docker
5 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.25%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.25%) XenApp
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.061%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.061%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.061%) NFS
8 1 (0.061%) Snort
8 1 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.061%) vSphere
8 1 (0.061%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (1.17%) SCCM
2 12 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.61%) Netcool
3 10 (0.61%) SCOM
4 8 (0.49%) Ansible
4 8 (0.49%) Ganglia
4 8 (0.49%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.31%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.25%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.25%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.18%) Puppet
7 3 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.12%) Icinga
8 2 (0.12%) Kibana
8 2 (0.12%) Nagios
8 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.12%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 262 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 171 (10.50%) SAP
3 124 (7.61%) Oracle
4 74 (4.54%) VMware
5 59 (3.62%) Cisco
6 47 (2.89%) Citrix
7 39 (2.39%) Tableau
8 31 (1.90%) Fortinet
9 27 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (1.53%) Cognos
11 24 (1.47%) Huawei
12 23 (1.41%) Capita
13 20 (1.23%) Google
14 18 (1.10%) IBM
14 18 (1.10%) JDA
15 16 (0.98%) HP
16 15 (0.92%) Sage
17 10 (0.61%) Infor
17 10 (0.61%) ServiceNow
17 10 (0.61%) Splunk