Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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

Analyst
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 4,621 7,248 11,177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.84% 11.80% 13.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.48% 12.30% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,682 5,721 8,858
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,750 £22,000
25th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +1.35%
75th Percentile £48,750 £48,070 £47,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,965
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +2.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 44,099 58,934 80,993
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 95.95% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 34,547 47,686 64,349
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
75th Percentile £60,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the UK excluding London

Analyst
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Analyst in the UK excluding London

Analyst
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analyst in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Analyst in the UK excluding London

Analyst
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 April 2021. 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
South East -3 1,217 £42,500 - 143
North of England -7 1,143 £37,500 - 181
Midlands 0 972 £39,000 +11.43% 153
West Midlands +1 638 £40,000 +14.29% 115
North West -4 574 £37,500 -0.49% 91
Yorkshire -4 506 £37,500 - 75
South West -15 474 £33,500 -4.29% 75
East of England -3 340 £37,500 -6.25% 79
East Midlands +1 331 £39,000 +19.15% 37
Scotland -9 260 £37,500 +2.74% 56
Wales 0 189 £36,000 +4.35% 19
North East -25 63 £37,750 +16.15% 15
Northern Ireland -19 17 £29,500 -1.67% 6
Isle of Man -1 16 £42,500 -29.17% 1
Channel Islands -5 1 £36,000 -34.55%
Analyst
UK

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 1,165 (25.21%) Microsoft
2 1,159 (25.08%) SQL
3 1,013 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
4 934 (20.21%) Finance
5 805 (17.42%) Windows
6 804 (17.40%) Analytical Skills
7 732 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
8 657 (14.22%) Microsoft 365
9 626 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
10 545 (11.79%) ITIL
11 543 (11.75%) Active Directory
12 520 (11.25%) Azure
13 508 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel
14 494 (10.69%) Business Analysis
15 477 (10.32%) Power Platform
16 463 (10.02%) Power BI
17 459 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
18 451 (9.76%) SQL Server
19 424 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
20 412 (8.92%) Analytics
21 372 (8.05%) Degree
22 354 (7.66%) Requirements Gathering
23 312 (6.75%) Cybersecurity
24 311 (6.73%) Windows 10
25 309 (6.69%) ERP
26 304 (6.58%) QA
27 291 (6.30%) Project Management
28 288 (6.23%) Management Information System
29 286 (6.19%) Test Automation
30 284 (6.15%) Data Analysis

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 213 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 118 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 79 (1.71%) Confluence
4 39 (0.84%) SAS
5 28 (0.61%) CMS
6 25 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (0.52%) IIS
8 23 (0.50%) Apache
9 11 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.19%) FileNet
11 9 (0.19%) LiveCycle
11 9 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.13%) GemFire
13 6 (0.13%) JBoss
13 6 (0.13%) OpenEdge
13 6 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 508 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 424 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
3 130 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 128 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.19%) InVision
7 9 (0.19%) Sketch
8 4 (0.087%) Gephi
9 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.022%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.022%) GIMP
10 1 (0.022%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.022%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.022%) Revit
10 1 (0.022%) Snagit
10 1 (0.022%) SPSS
10 1 (0.022%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 58 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 36 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
5 29 (0.63%) NetSuite
6 27 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
6 27 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 25 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
8 24 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
9 23 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
10 15 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
11 14 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
11 14 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
12 13 (0.28%) SAP SD
13 12 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
13 12 (0.26%) SAP ERP
14 11 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
15 10 (0.22%) SAP Business One
15 10 (0.22%) SAP FI
16 9 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 657 (14.22%) Microsoft 365
2 520 (11.25%) Azure
3 477 (10.32%) Power Platform
4 198 (4.28%) SaaS
5 143 (3.09%) AWS
6 95 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
7 58 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 47 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 43 (0.93%) PaaS
10 36 (0.78%) IaaS
11 32 (0.69%) Google Analytics
12 27 (0.58%) Google Workspace
13 26 (0.56%) PowerApps
14 24 (0.52%) GitHub
15 21 (0.45%) GCP
16 19 (0.41%) OneDrive
17 15 (0.32%) Power Automate
18 14 (0.30%) BPaaS
19 13 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
19 13 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 257 (5.56%) Firewall
2 134 (2.90%) DNS
3 111 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 85 (1.84%) WAN
5 83 (1.80%) DHCP
6 80 (1.73%) VoIP
7 76 (1.64%) LAN
8 74 (1.60%) VPN
9 58 (1.26%) Network Security
10 57 (1.23%) Skype
11 48 (1.04%) SAN
12 45 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
13 38 (0.82%) Intranet
14 35 (0.76%) Unified Communications
15 33 (0.71%) HTTP
15 33 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
16 31 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
17 28 (0.61%) FTP
17 28 (0.61%) Internet
17 28 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (10.02%) Power BI
2 451 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 210 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 182 (3.94%) Tableau
5 155 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
6 132 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 77 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 59 (1.28%) Big Data
9 46 (1.00%) Relational Database
10 43 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
11 38 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
11 38 (0.82%) MySQL
12 37 (0.80%) Data Mining
12 37 (0.80%) Oracle Database
13 30 (0.65%) Data Lake
14 22 (0.48%) QlikView
15 20 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (0.41%) OLAP
17 18 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 18 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 201 (4.35%) JIRA
2 144 (3.12%) Selenium
3 60 (1.30%) Postman
4 59 (1.28%) WebDriver
5 46 (1.00%) Cucumber
6 41 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 40 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 30 (0.65%) JMeter
10 29 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
11 27 (0.58%) SoapUI
12 24 (0.52%) Jenkins
13 23 (0.50%) SpecFlow
14 17 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
14 17 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
15 16 (0.35%) Bitbucket
16 13 (0.28%) Appium
16 13 (0.28%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.28%) Rational Team Concert
16 13 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 934 (20.21%) Finance
2 205 (4.44%) Marketing
3 199 (4.31%) Manufacturing
4 197 (4.26%) Law
5 168 (3.64%) Retail
6 137 (2.96%) Public Sector
7 136 (2.94%) Legal
8 103 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 82 (1.77%) Banking
9 82 (1.77%) Games
10 67 (1.45%) Digital Economy
11 64 (1.38%) Advertising
12 60 (1.30%) Multimedia
13 46 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
14 41 (0.89%) Automotive
15 33 (0.71%) Back Office
16 29 (0.63%) Billing
17 28 (0.61%) French Language
18 25 (0.54%) Electronics
19 18 (0.39%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (3.85%) .NET
2 99 (2.14%) HTML
3 80 (1.73%) CSS
4 63 (1.36%) Web Services
5 48 (1.04%) Gherkin
6 46 (1.00%) XML
7 39 (0.84%) RESTful
8 38 (0.82%) REST
9 36 (0.78%) ASP.NET
10 35 (0.76%) JSON
11 34 (0.74%) SOAP
12 24 (0.52%) jQuery
13 22 (0.48%) EDI
14 20 (0.43%) Middleware
15 19 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 19 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (0.39%) LDAP
17 17 (0.37%) Kafka
18 16 (0.35%) MDX
19 13 (0.28%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 804 (17.40%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (6.23%) Management Information System
3 159 (3.44%) Organisational Skills
4 135 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (2.03%) User Experience
6 82 (1.77%) Mobile App
7 75 (1.62%) Driving Licence
8 72 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 71 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
10 68 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
11 53 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 50 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
13 44 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 37 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
15 28 (0.61%) CMDB
15 28 (0.61%) EPoS
15 28 (0.61%) Life Science
16 27 (0.58%) Cyberattack
17 26 (0.56%) FMCG
17 26 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 805 (17.42%) Windows
2 311 (6.73%) Windows 10
3 254 (5.50%) Windows Server
4 147 (3.18%) Linux
5 99 (2.14%) Windows 7
6 87 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 49 (1.06%) Unix
10 43 (0.93%) Android
11 42 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
12 23 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 19 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.17%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.15%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.087%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,013 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 732 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
3 626 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
4 545 (11.79%) ITIL
5 494 (10.69%) Business Analysis
6 459 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 412 (8.92%) Analytics
8 354 (7.66%) Requirements Gathering
9 312 (6.75%) Cybersecurity
10 309 (6.69%) ERP
11 291 (6.30%) Project Management
12 286 (6.19%) Test Automation
13 284 (6.15%) Data Analysis
14 281 (6.08%) Information Security
15 256 (5.54%) User Stories
16 252 (5.45%) Scrum
17 245 (5.30%) Visualisation
18 243 (5.26%) SDLC
19 238 (5.15%) Waterfall
20 215 (4.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,159 (25.08%) SQL
2 230 (4.98%) Python
3 187 (4.05%) C#
4 125 (2.71%) Java
5 119 (2.58%) PowerShell
6 105 (2.27%) T-SQL
7 100 (2.16%) JavaScript
8 56 (1.21%) C
9 55 (1.19%) VBA
10 52 (1.13%) R
11 41 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 36 (0.78%) VB
13 34 (0.74%) PL/SQL
14 29 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 29 (0.63%) TypeScript
15 26 (0.56%) VB.NET
16 25 (0.54%) C++
17 23 (0.50%) PHP
18 19 (0.41%) Perl
19 15 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 372 (8.05%) Degree
2 197 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 119 (2.58%) CISSP
4 110 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 101 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 91 (1.97%) ISTQB
7 89 (1.93%) ISEB
8 82 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
9 75 (1.62%) MCSE
10 69 (1.49%) A+ Certification
11 67 (1.45%) CISM
12 52 (1.13%) CEH
13 50 (1.08%) DV Cleared
14 47 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
15 44 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 39 (0.84%) CISA
17 38 (0.82%) CCNA
18 34 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
19 32 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
20 30 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (6.58%) QA
2 255 (5.52%) SLA
3 170 (3.68%) GDPR
4 147 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 138 (2.99%) Data Quality
6 94 (2.03%) PMO
7 75 (1.62%) NIST
8 47 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
9 39 (0.84%) PCI DSS
10 29 (0.63%) GRC
11 21 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 17 (0.37%) COBIT
14 15 (0.32%) ITGC
15 14 (0.30%) HIPAA
16 13 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 8 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
17 8 (0.17%) NIST 800
18 6 (0.13%) GPG13
18 6 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 543 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 133 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 41 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
5 37 (0.80%) XenApp
6 28 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.52%) BitLocker
7 24 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.41%) Firmware
10 17 (0.37%) Docker
11 14 (0.30%) vSphere
12 11 (0.24%) NFS
13 8 (0.17%) Shibboleth
14 6 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.087%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.087%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 139 (3.01%) SCCM
2 31 (0.67%) Nessus
3 24 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 18 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 18 (0.39%) Terraform
5 16 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (0.30%) QRadar
7 13 (0.28%) WSUS
8 12 (0.26%) Ansible
9 11 (0.24%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.24%) HP ALM
9 11 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (0.22%) Kibana
11 8 (0.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 8 (0.17%) Grafana
11 8 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (0.15%) EnCase
12 7 (0.15%) OpenVAS
12 7 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1,165 (25.21%) Microsoft
2 250 (5.41%) Oracle
3 239 (5.17%) VMware
4 219 (4.74%) SAP
5 163 (3.53%) Cisco
6 139 (3.01%) Citrix
7 90 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 85 (1.84%) Google
9 65 (1.41%) ServiceNow
10 61 (1.32%) Splunk
11 58 (1.26%) IBM
12 53 (1.15%) Sophos
13 46 (1.00%) Cognos
13 46 (1.00%) HP
14 39 (0.84%) Apple
15 37 (0.80%) Twitter
16 35 (0.76%) Veeam
17 33 (0.71%) SolarWinds
18 32 (0.69%) Dell
18 32 (0.69%) LogRhythm