Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Analyst
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 229 209
Rank change year-on-year +93 -20 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Analyst 283 144 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.40% 1.08% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 1.12% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 218 122 146
North West median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.67% +6.19% -5.83%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £50,200 £50,325 £46,000
England median annual salary £33,500 £34,000 £34,359
% change year-on-year -1.47% -1.04% +5.72%

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 11,364 12,893 12,059
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.66% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 9,229 10,328 10,153
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,175 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured IT Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in the North West

IT Analyst
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Analyst in the North West.

Salary trend for IT Analyst in the North West

IT Analyst
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Analyst in the North West

IT 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 IT Analyst within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 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 +100 169 £45,000 +87.50% 11
Cheshire +49 59 £31,000 -15.07% 9
Merseyside +27 28 £30,875 -22.81% 2
Lancashire +10 20 £26,500 -11.67%
Cumbria +2 6 £25,000 -24.81%
IT Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 167 (59.01%) Windows
2 137 (48.41%) Microsoft
3 116 (40.99%) VMware
4 113 (39.93%) SQL
5 111 (39.22%) Finance
6 106 (37.46%) Cisco
7 102 (36.04%) Information Security
8 97 (34.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 96 (33.92%) Management Information System
9 96 (33.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 94 (33.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 93 (32.86%) CISSP
12 92 (32.51%) Business Continuity
12 92 (32.51%) GDPR
13 91 (32.16%) Network Security
14 88 (31.10%) PCI DSS
14 88 (31.10%) CREST Certified
14 88 (31.10%) SANS
15 87 (30.74%) Legal
16 86 (30.39%) Linux
17 85 (30.04%) Penetration Testing
17 85 (30.04%) Data Protection
17 85 (30.04%) Web Development
17 85 (30.04%) SIEM
18 84 (29.68%) Vulnerability Management
18 84 (29.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 84 (29.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 84 (29.68%) Wi-Fi
19 83 (29.33%) Risk Analysis
19 83 (29.33%) Due Diligence

IT 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 17 (6.01%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.89%) Alfresco
3 9 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 84 (29.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 44 (15.55%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (1.41%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.35%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.35%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.35%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.35%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 45 (15.90%) Office 365
2 12 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.06%) IaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Asana
4 1 (0.35%) G Suite
4 1 (0.35%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 91 (32.16%) Network Security
2 84 (29.68%) Wi-Fi
3 22 (7.77%) Firewall
3 22 (7.77%) LAN
3 22 (7.77%) WAN
4 15 (5.30%) SAN
5 9 (3.18%) DNS
5 9 (3.18%) VoIP
6 8 (2.83%) DHCP
6 8 (2.83%) VPN
7 4 (1.41%) MPLS
7 4 (1.41%) Skype
7 4 (1.41%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.06%) 802.11
8 3 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.06%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.06%) SSL
8 3 (1.06%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.06%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.06%) Power BI
6 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) JIRA
1 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.35%) Redmine
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 111 (39.22%) Finance
2 87 (30.74%) Legal
3 24 (8.48%) Retail
4 18 (6.36%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.95%) Marketing
6 13 (4.59%) Law
7 10 (3.53%) Banking
8 6 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.77%) Games
10 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.71%) Advertising
11 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.06%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.06%) JSON
2 2 (0.71%) Middleware
2 2 (0.71%) REST
2 2 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.35%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.35%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 96 (33.92%) Management Information System
2 84 (29.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 17 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.95%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.12%) Life Science
5 6 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.41%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
6 4 (1.41%) User Experience
7 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.06%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.06%) FMCG
7 3 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.35%) iPhone
9 1 (0.35%) LIMS
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 167 (59.01%) Windows
2 86 (30.39%) Linux
3 28 (9.89%) Windows Server
4 26 (9.19%) Windows 10
5 23 (8.13%) Windows 7
6 14 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.47%) Unix
9 4 (1.41%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.06%) OS/400
11 2 (0.71%) Android
11 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (36.04%) Information Security
2 97 (34.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 92 (32.51%) Business Continuity
4 85 (30.04%) Data Protection
4 85 (30.04%) Penetration Testing
4 85 (30.04%) SIEM
4 85 (30.04%) Web Development
5 84 (29.68%) Vulnerability Management
6 83 (29.33%) Due Diligence
6 83 (29.33%) Risk Analysis
6 83 (29.33%) Threat Analysis
7 82 (28.98%) Mentoring
7 82 (28.98%) Scenario Testing
8 50 (17.67%) IT Strategy
9 49 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (13.07%) ITIL
11 31 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (10.25%) Project Management
13 18 (6.36%) Change Management
13 18 (6.36%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 113 (39.93%) SQL
2 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (32.86%) CISSP
2 88 (31.10%) CREST Certified
2 88 (31.10%) SANS
3 19 (6.71%) Degree
4 11 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.18%) MCP
5 9 (3.18%) MCSA
6 5 (1.77%) GIAC
7 3 (1.06%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.06%) CCNA
7 3 (1.06%) CCNP
7 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.06%) CISM
7 3 (1.06%) ISEB
7 3 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.06%) MCSE
8 2 (0.71%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (33.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (32.51%) GDPR
3 88 (31.10%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.41%) PMO
4 4 (1.41%) QA
5 2 (0.71%) COBIT
5 2 (0.71%) MiFID
5 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 94 (33.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (28.27%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.12%) XenApp
5 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.53%) SCCM
2 3 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 137 (48.41%) Microsoft
2 116 (40.99%) VMware
3 106 (37.46%) Cisco
4 32 (11.31%) Citrix
5 14 (4.95%) IBM
6 8 (2.83%) Cognos
7 6 (2.12%) Oracle
8 4 (1.41%) Avaya
9 3 (1.06%) Apple
9 3 (1.06%) Juniper
9 3 (1.06%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (1.06%) Sage
9 3 (1.06%) Tableau
9 3 (1.06%) Veeam
10 2 (0.71%) SAP
10 2 (0.71%) Sophos
10 2 (0.71%) Symantec
11 1 (0.35%) Epicor
11 1 (0.35%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.35%) McAfee