Period
to 11 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 28 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 3,150 4,655 6,691
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.84% 7.34% 7.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.21% 20.02% 20.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,301 3,516 4,627
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £55,600
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +1.55%

Analytical Skills is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,296 23,255 32,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.55% 36.67% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12,014 18,078 23,851
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £26,375
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,621 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London

Analytical Skills
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London

Analytical Skills
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 11 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 +1 922 £50,000 - 150
North of England -1 838 £45,000 +5.88% 196
North West +9 515 £48,000 +6.67% 94
Midlands -4 485 £42,500 -5.56% 143
South West -9 380 £40,000 - 69
West Midlands -10 331 £43,250 +1.76% 89
East of England +4 288 £40,000 -11.11% 104
Yorkshire -10 266 £40,000 -5.88% 77
Scotland -19 168 £50,000 - 50
East Midlands -6 154 £40,250 -10.56% 54
Wales -3 64 £43,500 +8.75% 24
North East -22 57 £41,695 +11.19% 25
Northern Ireland -13 20 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Isle of Man -15 1 £37,500 +13.64%
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 1,320 (41.90%) Problem-Solving
2 892 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
3 843 (26.76%) SQL
4 650 (20.63%) Microsoft
5 644 (20.44%) Finance
6 614 (19.49%) Degree
7 512 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
8 498 (15.81%) Analytics
9 469 (14.89%) Azure
10 414 (13.14%) Windows
11 399 (12.67%) JavaScript
12 375 (11.90%) Analytical Thinking
13 367 (11.65%) SQL Server
14 337 (10.70%) Project Management
15 333 (10.57%) .NET
16 331 (10.51%) C#
17 319 (10.13%) Python
18 316 (10.03%) Java
19 308 (9.78%) Power Platform
20 307 (9.75%) HTML
21 302 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
22 298 (9.46%) Computer Science
23 297 (9.43%) Scrum
24 296 (9.40%) Marketing
24 296 (9.40%) Power BI
25 284 (9.02%) CSS
26 278 (8.83%) Linux
27 269 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
28 249 (7.90%) ITIL
29 247 (7.84%) Data Analysis

Analytical Skills
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
1 108 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.62%) Confluence
3 32 (1.02%) Apache Spark
3 32 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 31 (0.98%) IIS
5 25 (0.79%) SAS
6 24 (0.76%) CMS
7 17 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.51%) Apache
9 11 (0.35%) WordPress
10 10 (0.32%) Drupal
11 8 (0.25%) JBoss
12 7 (0.22%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.19%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.16%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.16%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.13%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 302 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 269 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 72 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 29 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (0.44%) Sketch
8 13 (0.41%) Simulink
9 11 (0.35%) InVision
10 10 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
10 10 (0.32%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.19%) Figma
12 4 (0.13%) Gephi
12 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.095%) UXPin
14 2 (0.063%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.063%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.063%) Snagit
14 2 (0.063%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.41%) Magento
4 13 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.19%) Primavera
7 6 (0.19%) Shopify
8 4 (0.13%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.095%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.063%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.063%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 469 (14.89%) Azure
2 308 (9.78%) Power Platform
3 209 (6.63%) AWS
3 209 (6.63%) Microsoft 365
4 163 (5.17%) SaaS
5 47 (1.49%) GCP
6 46 (1.46%) Google Analytics
7 40 (1.27%) Serverless
8 38 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
9 35 (1.11%) PaaS
10 32 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
11 30 (0.95%) GitHub
12 28 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (0.89%) PowerApps
13 21 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
15 18 (0.57%) IaaS
16 17 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
17 16 (0.51%) npm
18 14 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 155 (4.92%) Firewall
2 97 (3.08%) DNS
3 68 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 51 (1.62%) Network Security
5 50 (1.59%) VoIP
6 46 (1.46%) VPN
7 45 (1.43%) WAN
8 41 (1.30%) LAN
9 39 (1.24%) SSL
10 33 (1.05%) DHCP
11 32 (1.02%) Internet
12 30 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
13 29 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
14 27 (0.86%) VLAN
15 26 (0.83%) HTTP
15 26 (0.83%) SAN
16 25 (0.79%) Broadband
17 23 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (0.70%) FTP
19 19 (0.60%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 296 (9.40%) Power BI
3 159 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
4 143 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 139 (4.41%) MySQL
6 134 (4.25%) Relational Database
7 130 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 111 (3.52%) Tableau
9 71 (2.25%) Big Data
10 70 (2.22%) NoSQL
11 68 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 40 (1.27%) Data Lake
13 37 (1.17%) MongoDB
14 36 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 35 (1.11%) Data Mining
16 31 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
16 31 (0.98%) OLAP
17 28 (0.89%) QlikView
18 24 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 24 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 161 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 127 (4.03%) JIRA
3 58 (1.84%) Selenium
4 52 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 32 (1.02%) Jenkins
6 30 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (0.70%) SpecFlow
8 18 (0.57%) TeamCity
9 17 (0.54%) Bitbucket
9 17 (0.54%) git-flow
10 16 (0.51%) WebDriver
11 15 (0.48%) JMeter
11 15 (0.48%) Postman
12 14 (0.44%) MSTest
12 14 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 14 (0.44%) webpack
13 13 (0.41%) Cucumber
13 13 (0.41%) gulp
14 12 (0.38%) Xcode
15 11 (0.35%) NUnit
General
1 644 (20.44%) Finance
2 296 (9.40%) Marketing
3 162 (5.14%) Retail
4 127 (4.03%) Manufacturing
5 117 (3.71%) Law
6 114 (3.62%) Public Sector
7 96 (3.05%) Telecoms
8 77 (2.44%) Legal
9 58 (1.84%) Banking
10 51 (1.62%) Electronics
11 36 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 31 (0.98%) Back Office
13 28 (0.89%) Advertising
14 26 (0.83%) Publishing
15 23 (0.73%) Local Government
16 22 (0.70%) Military
17 20 (0.63%) Aerospace
17 20 (0.63%) Automotive
18 19 (0.60%) Billing
19 17 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 785 (24.92%) Analyst
2 680 (21.59%) Developer
3 183 (5.81%) Business Analyst
4 146 (4.63%) Data Analyst
5 145 (4.60%) Architect
6 116 (3.68%) Software Developer
7 114 (3.62%) Software Engineer
8 97 (3.08%) .NET Developer
9 91 (2.89%) Senior Developer
9 91 (2.89%) Support Analyst
10 89 (2.83%) Data Engineer
11 88 (2.79%) IT Analyst
12 81 (2.57%) IT Support
13 80 (2.54%) Support Engineer
14 73 (2.32%) Consultant
14 73 (2.32%) Graduate
14 73 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
15 67 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 63 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
17 59 (1.87%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (10.57%) .NET
2 307 (9.75%) HTML
3 284 (9.02%) CSS
4 145 (4.60%) ASP.NET
5 129 (4.10%) .NET Core
6 103 (3.27%) HTML5
7 97 (3.08%) AngularJS
8 93 (2.95%) React
9 92 (2.92%) REST
10 91 (2.89%) Web Services
11 78 (2.48%) jQuery
12 75 (2.38%) .NET Framework
13 71 (2.25%) XML
14 70 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 65 (2.06%) Node.js
16 62 (1.97%) RESTful
17 40 (1.27%) JSON
18 33 (1.05%) CSS3
19 32 (1.02%) Spring
20 31 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 241 (7.65%) Management Information System
2 230 (7.30%) User Experience
3 171 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
4 129 (4.10%) Analytical Mindset
5 109 (3.46%) Mobile App
6 84 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 73 (2.32%) Data Centre
8 55 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
8 55 (1.75%) Data Structures
9 45 (1.43%) EPoS
10 44 (1.40%) Algorithms
10 44 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 36 (1.14%) Virtual Team
12 34 (1.08%) Clustering
13 33 (1.05%) NHS
14 32 (1.02%) Life Science
15 28 (0.89%) Replication
16 25 (0.79%) Cyberattack
16 25 (0.79%) Driving Licence
17 23 (0.73%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 414 (13.14%) Windows
2 278 (8.83%) Linux
3 126 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 83 (2.63%) Unix
5 61 (1.94%) Windows 10
6 44 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 33 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 29 (0.92%) Android
9 16 (0.51%) Mac OS
10 15 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
13 10 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.25%) CentOS
16 7 (0.22%) Solaris
16 7 (0.22%) SUSE
17 5 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,320 (41.90%) Problem-Solving
2 892 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
3 512 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
4 498 (15.81%) Analytics
5 375 (11.90%) Analytical Thinking
6 337 (10.70%) Project Management
7 298 (9.46%) Computer Science
8 297 (9.43%) Scrum
9 249 (7.90%) ITIL
10 247 (7.84%) Data Analysis
11 242 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 241 (7.65%) Software Engineering
13 227 (7.21%) Decision-Making
14 217 (6.89%) DevOps
15 204 (6.48%) Mathematics
15 204 (6.48%) Visualisation
16 202 (6.41%) Time Management
17 195 (6.19%) Data Modelling
17 195 (6.19%) SDLC
18 191 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 843 (26.76%) SQL
2 399 (12.67%) JavaScript
3 331 (10.51%) C#
4 319 (10.13%) Python
5 316 (10.03%) Java
6 117 (3.71%) C
7 111 (3.52%) C++
7 111 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 101 (3.21%) PHP
9 96 (3.05%) T-SQL
10 75 (2.38%) R
11 56 (1.78%) VBA
12 45 (1.43%) Bash Shell
13 43 (1.37%) VB.NET
14 39 (1.24%) TypeScript
15 35 (1.11%) Ruby
16 32 (1.02%) Perl
17 30 (0.95%) PL/SQL
18 27 (0.86%) Scala
19 21 (0.67%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 614 (19.49%) Degree
2 174 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 135 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 118 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 84 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 76 (2.41%) CISSP
7 72 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (1.62%) CCNA
9 50 (1.59%) MCSE
10 45 (1.43%) CCNP
11 42 (1.33%) PhD
12 41 (1.30%) ISTQB
13 40 (1.27%) DV Cleared
14 37 (1.17%) MCSA
14 37 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
15 32 (1.02%) CISM
15 32 (1.02%) CRISC
16 27 (0.86%) ISEB
17 25 (0.79%) Master's Degree
17 25 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (6.89%) QA
2 131 (4.16%) SLA
3 109 (3.46%) GDPR
4 108 (3.43%) Data Quality
5 77 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 47 (1.49%) NIST
7 25 (0.79%) PMO
8 17 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.44%) GMP
10 10 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.29%) NCSC
12 8 (0.25%) GRC
12 8 (0.25%) GxP
12 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
13 7 (0.22%) COBIT
13 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.16%) Good Clinical Practice
14 5 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 183 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 95 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (2.98%) Docker
4 44 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.11%) vSphere
6 33 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (0.73%) Firmware
8 18 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (0.54%) XenApp
10 11 (0.35%) Apache Flume
10 11 (0.35%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (0.22%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.19%) KVM
14 4 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.095%) Xen
16 2 (0.063%) HDFS
16 2 (0.063%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (1.97%) Kubernetes
2 52 (1.65%) SCCM
3 31 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
4 26 (0.83%) ZABBIX
5 20 (0.63%) Terraform
6 19 (0.60%) Puppet
7 17 (0.54%) Ansible
7 17 (0.54%) WSUS
8 12 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.32%) Graylog
9 10 (0.32%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.25%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.25%) Red Hat Satellite
11 8 (0.25%) vRealize
12 7 (0.22%) CSIRT
12 7 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 650 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 151 (4.79%) Oracle
3 136 (4.32%) VMware
4 102 (3.24%) Google
5 87 (2.76%) SAP
6 75 (2.38%) Cisco
7 74 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
8 62 (1.97%) Citrix
9 42 (1.33%) Databricks
10 38 (1.21%) HP
11 37 (1.17%) Splunk
12 35 (1.11%) Veeam
13 34 (1.08%) ServiceNow
14 32 (1.02%) Dell
14 32 (1.02%) McAfee
15 31 (0.98%) Cognos
15 31 (0.98%) IBM
16 28 (0.89%) Adobe
17 24 (0.76%) Blue Prism
18 23 (0.73%) Remedy