Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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

Software Analyst
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 261 251
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Analyst 61 59 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.58% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.59% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 57 51 90
South West median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,750 £20,500 £25,675
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £46,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,792 9,983 10,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 97.68% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,952 8,278 8,905
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,115 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Analyst in the South West

Software Analyst
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Software Analyst in the South West

Software Analyst
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Analyst in the South West

Software Analyst
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Analyst within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Bristol +8 24 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Somerset +37 12 £47,500 +104.30% 2
Dorset +5 11 £29,000 +34.88%
Wiltshire +6 10 £23,500 -32.86%
Gloucestershire -1 2 £53,000 +52.52%
Devon -5 2 £40,625 +47.06%
Software Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Software 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 South West region featuring Software Analyst in the job title.

1 36 (59.02%) Test Automation
2 32 (52.46%) Software Testing
3 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (36.07%) Test Strategy
5 21 (34.43%) Manual Testing
5 21 (34.43%) SQL
6 19 (31.15%) QA
7 15 (24.59%) ISTQB
7 15 (24.59%) Strategic Thinking
8 14 (22.95%) Software Engineering
8 14 (22.95%) Java
9 13 (21.31%) Selenium
9 13 (21.31%) Degree
10 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
10 12 (19.67%) .NET
10 12 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (19.67%) Manufacturing
11 11 (18.03%) Scrum
12 10 (16.39%) ISEB
12 10 (16.39%) C#
12 10 (16.39%) SDLC
13 9 (14.75%) HTML
13 9 (14.75%) CSS
13 9 (14.75%) Finance
13 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (14.75%) Marketing
14 8 (13.11%) Programme Management
14 8 (13.11%) TestNG
14 8 (13.11%) Digital Marketing
14 8 (13.11%) Computer Science

Software Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 2 (3.28%) Confluence
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Dynamics 365
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
3 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.20%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (6.56%) Power BI
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Selenium
2 8 (13.11%) Jasmine
2 8 (13.11%) JUnit
2 8 (13.11%) Protractor
2 8 (13.11%) TestNG
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA
4 2 (3.28%) Codeception
4 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.64%) JMeter
5 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (19.67%) Manufacturing
2 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Marketing
3 8 (13.11%) Electronics
3 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.20%) Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) .NET
2 9 (14.75%) CSS
2 9 (14.75%) HTML
3 2 (3.28%) ODBC
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) REST
4 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.48%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) Life Science
5 3 (4.92%) Fintech
5 3 (4.92%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (59.02%) Test Automation
2 32 (52.46%) Software Testing
3 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (36.07%) Test Strategy
5 21 (34.43%) Manual Testing
6 15 (24.59%) Strategic Thinking
7 14 (22.95%) Software Engineering
8 12 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (18.03%) Scrum
10 10 (16.39%) SDLC
11 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (13.11%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (13.11%) Programme Management
13 7 (11.48%) Release Management
14 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (8.20%) Open Source
15 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
16 4 (6.56%) Acceptance Criteria
16 4 (6.56%) Kimball Methodology
16 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) SQL
2 14 (22.95%) Java
3 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.39%) C#
5 4 (6.56%) R
6 3 (4.92%) C
6 3 (4.92%) Python
7 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.28%) PHP
7 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) ISTQB
2 13 (21.31%) Degree
3 10 (16.39%) ISEB
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.15%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 15288
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.64%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
1 8 (13.11%) SAP
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Cadence
3 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.28%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) PTC