Period
to 15 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 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
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 5,754 14,838 19,441
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.21% 11.74% 12.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.68% 12.28% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5,463 12,415 16,135
Median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,900 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,813 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.83% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 59,437 120,857 145,043
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.61% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,317 97,819 117,458
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Analyst.

Salary trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analyst over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 15 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
England -8 5,272 £45,000 +9.76% 709
UK excluding London -9 3,319 £37,813 +0.83% 516
London -4 2,255 £55,000 +10.00% 247
South East -5 946 £42,500 +6.25% 133
North of England -9 841 £38,500 +10.00% 133
Work from Home +37 731 £42,500 -5.56% 76
Midlands -4 641 £37,553 +7.29% 88
North West -9 422 £38,000 +8.57% 70
West Midlands -7 394 £37,500 +4.61% 57
Yorkshire -8 370 £40,000 +8.17% 60
South West -11 346 £32,500 -7.14% 47
East Midlands -1 244 £37,500 +7.14% 30
East of England -8 208 £35,000 -12.50% 50
Scotland -15 157 £40,000 +9.59% 39
Wales +1 143 £36,000 +8.81% 16
North East -20 49 £32,000 -2.29% 3
Northern Ireland +2 30 £31,000 -7.46% 10
Isle of Man -3 8 £36,500 -39.17%
Channel Islands +8 3 £36,000 -34.55%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 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 featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 1,573 (27.34%) SQL
2 1,473 (25.60%) Finance
3 1,221 (21.22%) Microsoft
4 1,215 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
5 936 (16.27%) Windows
6 895 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
7 713 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
8 697 (12.11%) Business Analysis
9 676 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
10 667 (11.59%) Office 365
11 636 (11.05%) Azure
12 605 (10.51%) SQL Server
13 599 (10.41%) Active Directory
14 598 (10.39%) ITIL
15 538 (9.35%) Power Platform
16 536 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 520 (9.04%) Power BI
18 510 (8.86%) Analytics
19 506 (8.79%) Degree
20 471 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
21 463 (8.05%) Python
22 437 (7.59%) Requirements Gathering
23 412 (7.16%) Test Automation
24 405 (7.04%) Data Analysis
25 387 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
26 380 (6.60%) QA
27 362 (6.29%) User Stories
27 362 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
28 354 (6.15%) Information Security
29 347 (6.03%) Project Management

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 281 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 144 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 110 (1.91%) Confluence
4 43 (0.75%) CMS
5 40 (0.70%) SAS
6 33 (0.57%) IIS
7 27 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (0.30%) Apache
9 16 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (0.24%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.21%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
13 9 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.12%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.10%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 471 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 387 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
3 113 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 111 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.35%) AutoCAD
6 20 (0.35%) Revit
7 12 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.087%) SPSS
9 4 (0.070%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.052%) Mathcad
11 2 (0.035%) InVision
11 2 (0.035%) Sketch
12 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.017%) Autodesk Inventor
12 1 (0.017%) Figma
12 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.017%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 72 (1.25%) Markit EDM
2 69 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 67 (1.16%) Eagle PACE
4 34 (0.59%) SAP SD
5 33 (0.57%) PolarLake
6 32 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
7 29 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
8 25 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
9 21 (0.36%) NetSuite
9 21 (0.36%) SAP ERP
10 19 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
11 18 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
12 16 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
13 15 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
13 15 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
14 14 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
14 14 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
14 14 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
15 13 (0.23%) Sentinel
16 12 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 667 (11.59%) Office 365
2 636 (11.05%) Azure
3 538 (9.35%) Power Platform
4 247 (4.29%) AWS
5 197 (3.42%) SaaS
6 78 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
7 72 (1.25%) Google Analytics
8 52 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 51 (0.89%) GCP
10 43 (0.75%) PowerApps
11 37 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (0.63%) IaaS
13 31 (0.54%) PaaS
14 30 (0.52%) OneDrive
15 27 (0.47%) G Suite
15 27 (0.47%) Power Automate
16 19 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
17 18 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 17 (0.30%) Mimecast
19 16 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 284 (4.94%) Firewall
2 158 (2.75%) DNS
3 141 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 113 (1.96%) DHCP
4 113 (1.96%) WAN
5 111 (1.93%) VPN
6 104 (1.81%) LAN
7 99 (1.72%) Skype
8 76 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 76 (1.32%) Unified Communications
9 70 (1.22%) VoIP
10 62 (1.08%) Network Security
11 59 (1.03%) Wireless
12 52 (0.90%) SAN
13 46 (0.80%) Intranet
13 46 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
14 44 (0.76%) Internet
15 36 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
16 31 (0.54%) HTTP
17 27 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 605 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 520 (9.04%) Power BI
3 281 (4.88%) Tableau
4 248 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 230 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 201 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 100 (1.74%) Relational Database
8 82 (1.43%) Big Data
9 74 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 61 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
10 61 (1.06%) MySQL
11 52 (0.90%) Data Lake
11 52 (0.90%) Looker
12 46 (0.80%) QlikView
13 42 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
14 35 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
15 31 (0.54%) Data Mining
16 30 (0.52%) Oracle Database
17 29 (0.50%) BigQuery
18 25 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 281 (4.88%) JIRA
2 235 (4.08%) Selenium
3 91 (1.58%) Cucumber
4 88 (1.53%) WebDriver
5 75 (1.30%) Postman
6 63 (1.09%) SpecFlow
7 59 (1.03%) Git (software)
8 38 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 36 (0.63%) Appium
9 36 (0.63%) JMeter
9 36 (0.63%) SoapUI
10 21 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
10 21 (0.36%) Visual Studio
11 20 (0.35%) Jenkins
12 18 (0.31%) LoadRunner
13 16 (0.28%) Cypress.io
14 15 (0.26%) Subversion
14 15 (0.26%) TestRail
15 13 (0.23%) Selendroid
General
1 1,473 (25.60%) Finance
2 229 (3.98%) Banking
3 202 (3.51%) Marketing
4 190 (3.30%) Retail
5 175 (3.04%) Front Office
6 162 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 161 (2.80%) Legal
8 159 (2.76%) Law
9 158 (2.75%) Back Office
10 136 (2.36%) Public Sector
11 110 (1.91%) Telecoms
12 88 (1.53%) Advertising
13 63 (1.09%) Games
14 54 (0.94%) Financial Institution
15 49 (0.85%) Digital Economy
16 37 (0.64%) Investment Banking
17 36 (0.63%) Electronics
18 35 (0.61%) Multimedia
19 31 (0.54%) Billing
20 29 (0.50%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (3.51%) .NET
2 120 (2.09%) Web Services
3 108 (1.88%) HTML
4 78 (1.36%) XML
5 66 (1.15%) Gherkin
6 62 (1.08%) CSS
7 56 (0.97%) RESTful
8 55 (0.96%) JSON
9 49 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
10 47 (0.82%) Middleware
11 37 (0.64%) REST
11 37 (0.64%) SOAP
12 33 (0.57%) EDI
13 32 (0.56%) Pandas
14 30 (0.52%) ASP.NET
15 28 (0.49%) jQuery
16 18 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 18 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (0.30%) AngularJS
18 15 (0.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 895 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
2 308 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 164 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
4 140 (2.43%) User Experience
5 130 (2.26%) Fixed Income
6 112 (1.95%) Hedge funds
7 102 (1.77%) Equities
8 101 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 100 (1.74%) Reference Data
10 76 (1.32%) Derivative
11 75 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
12 74 (1.29%) Data Centre
13 60 (1.04%) Data Structures
13 60 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
14 59 (1.03%) Driving Licence
15 50 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
16 49 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
16 49 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 45 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
18 42 (0.73%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 936 (16.27%) Windows
2 319 (5.54%) Windows Server
3 293 (5.09%) Windows 10
4 200 (3.48%) Linux
5 107 (1.86%) Unix
6 101 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 90 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
10 53 (0.92%) Android
11 32 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
12 31 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 27 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 22 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.16%) Solaris
18 9 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,215 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
3 697 (12.11%) Business Analysis
4 676 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
5 598 (10.39%) ITIL
6 536 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 510 (8.86%) Analytics
8 437 (7.59%) Requirements Gathering
9 412 (7.16%) Test Automation
10 405 (7.04%) Data Analysis
11 362 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
11 362 (6.29%) User Stories
12 354 (6.15%) Information Security
13 347 (6.03%) Project Management
14 293 (5.09%) SDLC
15 277 (4.81%) Scrum
16 262 (4.55%) Visualisation
17 244 (4.24%) Migration
18 235 (4.08%) ERP
19 233 (4.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,573 (27.34%) SQL
2 463 (8.05%) Python
3 257 (4.47%) C#
4 231 (4.01%) Java
5 187 (3.25%) PowerShell
6 154 (2.68%) T-SQL
7 115 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 101 (1.76%) R
9 78 (1.36%) VBA
10 59 (1.03%) C
11 51 (0.89%) VB
12 49 (0.85%) C++
13 47 (0.82%) TypeScript
14 40 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 39 (0.68%) Bash Shell
16 30 (0.52%) PHP
17 25 (0.43%) Perl
18 24 (0.42%) Shell Script
18 24 (0.42%) VB.NET
19 18 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 506 (8.79%) Degree
2 224 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 134 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 133 (2.31%) CISSP
5 108 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
6 102 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 100 (1.74%) CISM
8 89 (1.55%) ISTQB
9 84 (1.46%) ISEB
10 66 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
11 60 (1.04%) DV Cleared
12 53 (0.92%) A+ Certification
13 50 (0.87%) MCSE
14 48 (0.83%) CISA
15 47 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
16 44 (0.76%) CCNA
17 36 (0.63%) CEH
18 32 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 32 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
19 28 (0.49%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (6.60%) QA
2 261 (4.54%) SLA
3 186 (3.23%) GDPR
4 183 (3.18%) Data Quality
5 171 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 113 (1.96%) NIST
7 76 (1.32%) PMO
8 49 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
9 41 (0.71%) COBIT
10 29 (0.50%) PCI DSS
11 26 (0.45%) MiFID
11 26 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 18 (0.31%) EMIR
14 15 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 15 (0.26%) HIPAA
14 15 (0.26%) ITGC
14 15 (0.26%) NIST 800
15 12 (0.21%) IFRS
15 12 (0.21%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 599 (10.41%) Active Directory
2 140 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 47 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.68%) XenApp
6 34 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.40%) Firmware
9 19 (0.33%) vSphere
10 17 (0.30%) Docker
10 17 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.26%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.10%) Shibboleth
14 4 (0.070%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.070%) MetaFrame
14 4 (0.070%) NFS
15 3 (0.052%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.035%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 159 (2.76%) SCCM
2 50 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (0.43%) Terraform
4 21 (0.36%) Nessus
5 20 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (0.31%) QRadar
7 17 (0.30%) Grafana
8 16 (0.28%) Puppet
8 16 (0.28%) WSUS
9 14 (0.24%) Packer
10 13 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 11 (0.19%) AirWatch
11 11 (0.19%) SCOrch
12 10 (0.17%) CSIRT
12 10 (0.17%) Kubernetes
13 9 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.12%) Ansible
14 7 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,221 (21.22%) Microsoft
2 281 (4.88%) Oracle
3 254 (4.41%) VMware
4 242 (4.21%) SAP
5 180 (3.13%) Cisco
6 174 (3.02%) Citrix
7 144 (2.50%) Google
8 118 (2.05%) Bloomberg
9 98 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
10 58 (1.01%) Apple
11 57 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 56 (0.97%) IBM
13 50 (0.87%) Splunk
14 48 (0.83%) Reuters
15 45 (0.78%) Adobe
15 45 (0.78%) Red Hat
16 40 (0.70%) Cognos
17 39 (0.68%) SolarWinds
18 37 (0.64%) Sophos
19 35 (0.61%) Informatica