Period
to 16 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £37,850 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 3,304 8,680 11,169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.40% 12.18% 13.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.76% 12.66% 13.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,054 7,151 9,239
Median annual salary £37,850 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.93% - -
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £55,300
UK median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.75% -3.61% +3.75%

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 33,853 68,546 81,461
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.17% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 27,239 55,189 65,194
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -6 944 £42,500 +6.25% 135
North of England -9 840 £38,500 +10.00% 138
Midlands -3 641 £37,553 +7.29% 94
North West -10 421 £38,000 +8.57% 71
West Midlands -7 394 £37,500 +4.17% 60
Yorkshire -8 370 £40,000 +8.17% 64
South West -12 343 £32,500 -7.14% 44
East Midlands -1 244 £37,500 +7.14% 33
East of England -7 206 £35,000 -12.50% 51
Scotland -15 156 £40,000 +9.59% 42
Wales -1 139 £36,000 +9.09% 15
North East -22 49 £32,000 -1.54% 3
Northern Ireland +6 29 £31,000 -7.46% 11
Isle of Man -3 8 £36,500 -39.17%
Channel Islands +6 2 £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 16 January 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.

1 825 (24.97%) SQL
2 814 (24.64%) Microsoft
3 673 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
4 619 (18.73%) Windows
5 579 (17.52%) Finance
6 514 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
7 466 (14.10%) Office 365
8 465 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
9 416 (12.59%) ITIL
10 400 (12.11%) Azure
11 386 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
12 385 (11.65%) Active Directory
13 368 (11.14%) SQL Server
14 319 (9.65%) Power Platform
15 317 (9.59%) Test Automation
16 314 (9.50%) Power BI
17 291 (8.81%) Business Analysis
18 289 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 274 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
20 259 (7.84%) Analytics
21 255 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
22 253 (7.66%) QA
23 248 (7.51%) Degree
24 219 (6.63%) Requirements Gathering
25 203 (6.14%) Management Information System
26 195 (5.90%) Windows 10
27 194 (5.87%) Windows Server
28 192 (5.81%) Firewall
29 191 (5.78%) C#
29 191 (5.78%) 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
1 171 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 97 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 52 (1.57%) Confluence
4 29 (0.88%) CMS
5 26 (0.79%) SAS
6 25 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (0.64%) IIS
8 15 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.27%) Apache
10 9 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.18%) FileNet
12 6 (0.18%) LiveCycle
12 6 (0.18%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.15%) OpenEdge
13 5 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 274 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 255 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 64 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.061%) InVision
7 2 (0.061%) Mathcad
7 2 (0.061%) Sketch
7 2 (0.061%) SPSS
8 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.030%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.030%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.030%) Figma
8 1 (0.030%) Revit
8 1 (0.030%) Simulink
8 1 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.030%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 21 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.64%) SAP SD
4 20 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.58%) SAP ERP
6 17 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
7 14 (0.42%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
8 13 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
9 12 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
10 11 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
10 11 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
11 10 (0.30%) SAP Business One
11 10 (0.30%) SAP FI
12 9 (0.27%) Maximo
13 8 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
13 8 (0.24%) SAP CO
13 8 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
14 7 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 466 (14.10%) Office 365
2 400 (12.11%) Azure
3 319 (9.65%) Power Platform
4 142 (4.30%) SaaS
5 83 (2.51%) AWS
6 57 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
7 29 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (0.82%) IaaS
9 25 (0.76%) PaaS
9 25 (0.76%) PowerApps
10 23 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (0.67%) Google Analytics
12 17 (0.51%) OneDrive
13 15 (0.45%) BPaaS
13 15 (0.45%) G Suite
14 14 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
15 13 (0.39%) Power Automate
16 12 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
17 10 (0.30%) Mimecast
18 9 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 192 (5.81%) Firewall
2 124 (3.75%) DNS
3 98 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 90 (2.72%) Skype
5 84 (2.54%) DHCP
6 74 (2.24%) WAN
7 71 (2.15%) Unified Communications
8 66 (2.00%) LAN
9 64 (1.94%) VPN
10 48 (1.45%) VoIP
11 47 (1.42%) Wireless
12 41 (1.24%) SAN
13 39 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
14 34 (1.03%) Network Security
15 30 (0.91%) Internet
16 28 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
17 26 (0.79%) Intranet
18 25 (0.76%) HTTP
19 24 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
20 19 (0.58%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 314 (9.50%) Power BI
3 142 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 102 (3.09%) Tableau
5 96 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 85 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (1.33%) Big Data
8 43 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 35 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
11 29 (0.88%) MySQL
12 26 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
13 23 (0.70%) QlikView
14 22 (0.67%) Data Lake
14 22 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (0.64%) Oracle Database
16 18 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (0.45%) DB2
18 14 (0.42%) Data Mining
18 14 (0.42%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 178 (5.39%) Selenium
2 136 (4.12%) JIRA
3 81 (2.45%) WebDriver
4 58 (1.76%) SpecFlow
5 55 (1.66%) Postman
6 54 (1.63%) Cucumber
7 35 (1.06%) Git (software)
8 34 (1.03%) SoapUI
9 32 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
10 27 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (0.73%) Appium
12 23 (0.70%) JMeter
13 16 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
13 16 (0.48%) Visual Studio
14 15 (0.45%) Jenkins
15 13 (0.39%) Selendroid
15 13 (0.39%) Subversion
16 12 (0.36%) Fiddler
16 12 (0.36%) Metasploit
17 10 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 579 (17.52%) Finance
2 134 (4.06%) Manufacturing
3 129 (3.90%) Marketing
4 107 (3.24%) Retail
5 103 (3.12%) Public Sector
6 86 (2.60%) Law
7 81 (2.45%) Legal
8 77 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 47 (1.42%) Digital Economy
10 43 (1.30%) Banking
11 42 (1.27%) Games
12 39 (1.18%) Advertising
13 25 (0.76%) Automotive
13 25 (0.76%) Billing
13 25 (0.76%) Electronics
13 25 (0.76%) Multimedia
14 24 (0.73%) Back Office
15 21 (0.64%) French Language
16 20 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.54%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (4.57%) .NET
2 72 (2.18%) HTML
3 56 (1.69%) Gherkin
4 52 (1.57%) CSS
5 47 (1.42%) Web Services
6 42 (1.27%) XML
7 40 (1.21%) RESTful
8 31 (0.94%) JSON
9 29 (0.88%) ASP.NET
10 27 (0.82%) jQuery
11 26 (0.79%) EDI
12 25 (0.76%) SOAP
13 23 (0.70%) REST
14 22 (0.67%) Middleware
15 18 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 18 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (0.33%) Regular Expression
17 10 (0.30%) LDAP
17 10 (0.30%) SAML
18 9 (0.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 514 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 203 (6.14%) Management Information System
3 95 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
4 76 (2.30%) User Experience
5 66 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 65 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 52 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
8 48 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 37 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
10 36 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 34 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
12 27 (0.82%) Renewable Energy
13 25 (0.76%) Data Structures
14 23 (0.70%) Smartphone
15 19 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
16 18 (0.54%) AS400
17 15 (0.45%) Life Science
17 15 (0.45%) Replication
18 13 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
18 13 (0.39%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 619 (18.73%) Windows
2 195 (5.90%) Windows 10
3 194 (5.87%) Windows Server
4 99 (3.00%) Linux
5 67 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (1.88%) Unix
6 62 (1.88%) Windows 7
7 52 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 32 (0.97%) Android
10 27 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 17 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.091%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.061%) AIX
17 2 (0.061%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
3 416 (12.59%) ITIL
4 386 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
5 317 (9.59%) Test Automation
6 291 (8.81%) Business Analysis
7 289 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 259 (7.84%) Analytics
9 219 (6.63%) Requirements Gathering
10 191 (5.78%) Data Analysis
11 188 (5.69%) SDLC
12 186 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
12 186 (5.63%) ERP
12 186 (5.63%) Information Security
13 184 (5.57%) User Stories
14 174 (5.27%) Project Management
14 174 (5.27%) Scrum
15 153 (4.63%) Service Management
16 147 (4.45%) Incident Management
17 143 (4.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 825 (24.97%) SQL
2 191 (5.78%) C#
3 171 (5.18%) Python
4 123 (3.72%) Java
5 108 (3.27%) PowerShell
6 81 (2.45%) JavaScript
7 75 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 48 (1.45%) VBA
9 46 (1.39%) TypeScript
10 39 (1.18%) C
11 36 (1.09%) VB
12 33 (1.00%) R
13 29 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 26 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 25 (0.76%) C++
15 25 (0.76%) PHP
16 16 (0.48%) Perl
17 15 (0.45%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.42%) Ruby
19 12 (0.36%) RPG
Qualifications
1 248 (7.51%) Degree
2 158 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 92 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 84 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 82 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
6 73 (2.21%) CISSP
7 70 (2.12%) ISTQB
8 59 (1.79%) ISEB
9 52 (1.57%) CISM
10 45 (1.36%) MCSE
11 41 (1.24%) DV Cleared
12 34 (1.03%) A+ Certification
13 29 (0.88%) CISA
14 26 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
15 24 (0.73%) CEH
16 23 (0.70%) CCNA
16 23 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 22 (0.67%) IIBA
18 19 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
18 19 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (7.66%) QA
2 185 (5.60%) SLA
3 130 (3.93%) GDPR
4 101 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 85 (2.57%) Data Quality
6 54 (1.63%) PMO
7 48 (1.45%) NIST
8 33 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
9 22 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.54%) PCI DSS
11 17 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 16 (0.48%) COBIT
13 15 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 15 (0.45%) HIPAA
13 15 (0.45%) ITGC
14 10 (0.30%) NIST 800
15 8 (0.24%) GPG13
16 5 (0.15%) P3O
17 4 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
17 4 (0.12%) GAMP
System Software
1 385 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 100 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 41 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.85%) XenApp
6 24 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (0.48%) Firmware
8 15 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.39%) BitLocker
9 13 (0.39%) Docker
10 11 (0.33%) vSphere
11 6 (0.18%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.12%) NFS
13 3 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.061%) Cygwin
14 2 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.061%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.061%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 117 (3.54%) SCCM
2 26 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (0.48%) Terraform
4 15 (0.45%) Nessus
5 12 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (0.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 11 (0.33%) SCOrch
7 10 (0.30%) WSUS
8 8 (0.24%) Grafana
8 8 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (0.24%) QRadar
9 7 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.21%) Puppet
9 7 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.18%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 6 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.18%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.15%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.15%) Packer
11 5 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 814 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 183 (5.54%) VMware
3 173 (5.24%) Oracle
4 169 (5.12%) SAP
5 122 (3.69%) Citrix
6 119 (3.60%) Cisco
7 66 (2.00%) Google
8 54 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 39 (1.18%) Apple
10 36 (1.09%) Splunk
11 34 (1.03%) IBM
12 33 (1.00%) SolarWinds
13 30 (0.91%) Cognos
13 30 (0.91%) ServiceNow
13 30 (0.91%) Sophos
14 27 (0.82%) Dell
15 24 (0.73%) HP
16 23 (0.70%) iManage
17 22 (0.67%) Adobe
17 22 (0.67%) Avaya