Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 20,508 24,513 26,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 13.76% 14.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.43% 14.32% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16,525 19,520 23,013
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% +4.17% -

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 152,666 171,146 177,519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,303 137,777 148,225
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 17 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 17 December 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
England +2 19,283 £42,000 +5.00% 2,113
UK excluding London 0 11,814 £36,500 -2.67% 1,515
London -2 8,327 £50,000 - 738
South East 0 3,513 £39,000 +4.00% 354
North of England +1 3,149 £35,000 -5.41% 434
Midlands +2 1,789 £36,500 +4.29% 265
North West +1 1,630 £37,500 - 232
East of England +6 1,304 £35,000 -6.67% 154
Yorkshire -2 1,283 £34,000 -8.11% 157
South West -3 1,178 £35,000 - 172
West Midlands +2 1,166 £36,250 -0.68% 169
East Midlands -2 620 £36,750 +5.00% 96
Scotland -8 576 £35,500 -8.97% 95
Wales -3 279 £32,000 -4.48% 40
North East +1 235 £35,000 -4.11% 45
Northern Ireland -6 46 £40,000 +28.00% 4
Channel Islands +1 22 £33,500 +3.08% 1

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 5,576 (27.19%) Finance
2 5,037 (24.56%) SQL
3 4,852 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
4 4,088 (19.93%) Microsoft
5 3,698 (18.03%) Windows
6 3,392 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
7 2,825 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
8 2,767 (13.49%) Business Analysis
9 2,560 (12.48%) ITIL
10 2,493 (12.16%) Degree
11 2,215 (10.80%) Active Directory
12 2,032 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
13 1,958 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 1,875 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
15 1,848 (9.01%) SQL Server
16 1,773 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
17 1,594 (7.77%) Project Management
18 1,521 (7.42%) Analytics
19 1,505 (7.34%) QA
20 1,460 (7.12%) Test Automation
21 1,425 (6.95%) Scrum
22 1,419 (6.92%) Retail
23 1,409 (6.87%) Banking
24 1,350 (6.58%) Office 365
25 1,334 (6.50%) Information Security
26 1,289 (6.29%) User Stories
27 1,284 (6.26%) Oracle
28 1,279 (6.24%) SDLC
29 1,253 (6.11%) Waterfall
30 1,228 (5.99%) Windows Server

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
1 696 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 551 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 298 (1.45%) Confluence
4 262 (1.28%) SAS
5 214 (1.04%) IIS
6 192 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 149 (0.73%) Skype for Business
8 126 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 87 (0.42%) CMS
10 78 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 71 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 69 (0.34%) JBoss
13 64 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 63 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
15 62 (0.30%) Apache
16 48 (0.23%) WebLogic
17 37 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
18 35 (0.17%) Apache Spark
19 34 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
20 32 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2,032 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1,875 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 683 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 518 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 186 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 94 (0.46%) SPSS
7 64 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.068%) Mingle
10 13 (0.063%) Stata
11 10 (0.049%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.044%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
13 8 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.039%) Open Workbench
14 6 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.024%) CATIA
15 5 (0.024%) Gliffy
16 4 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 4 (0.020%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 259 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 134 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 124 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 121 (0.59%) SAP FI
5 118 (0.58%) SAP CO
6 117 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
7 93 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
8 79 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
9 76 (0.37%) SAP ERP
10 75 (0.37%) thinkFolio
11 73 (0.36%) SAP SD
12 69 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
13 65 (0.32%) NetSuite
14 61 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
15 53 (0.26%) Temenos T24
16 52 (0.25%) SAP MM
17 51 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
18 50 (0.24%) SAP PP
19 48 (0.23%) Magento
20 39 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,350 (6.58%) Office 365
2 718 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 373 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
4 336 (1.64%) SaaS
5 184 (0.90%) Google Analytics
6 113 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
7 92 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 60 (0.29%) G Suite
9 59 (0.29%) IaaS
9 59 (0.29%) PaaS
10 57 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
10 57 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 55 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 53 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
13 52 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
14 40 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
15 35 (0.17%) GitHub
16 29 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 21 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 20 (0.098%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 963 (4.70%) Firewall
2 689 (3.36%) TCP/IP
3 593 (2.89%) LAN
4 563 (2.75%) WAN
5 453 (2.21%) Network Security
6 452 (2.20%) DNS
7 375 (1.83%) DHCP
8 302 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
9 290 (1.41%) Internet
10 283 (1.38%) VPN
11 252 (1.23%) VoIP
12 189 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
13 186 (0.91%) SAN
13 186 (0.91%) Wireless
14 146 (0.71%) Skype
15 96 (0.47%) VLAN
16 94 (0.46%) Wireshark
17 90 (0.44%) Ethernet
18 81 (0.39%) HTTP
19 79 (0.39%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,848 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 815 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
3 756 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 730 (3.56%) Power BI
5 589 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 485 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 296 (1.44%) Big Data
8 289 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 269 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
10 245 (1.19%) QlikView
11 196 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
12 193 (0.94%) MySQL
13 182 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
14 178 (0.87%) Oracle Database
15 173 (0.84%) RDBMS
16 136 (0.66%) Data Mining
17 124 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
18 122 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
19 113 (0.55%) Hadoop
20 89 (0.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 855 (4.17%) JIRA
2 763 (3.72%) Selenium
3 312 (1.52%) Cucumber
4 255 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 236 (1.15%) WebDriver
6 193 (0.94%) SoapUI
7 181 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 171 (0.83%) Jenkins
9 168 (0.82%) Git (software)
10 150 (0.73%) JMeter
11 135 (0.66%) SpecFlow
12 106 (0.52%) LoadRunner
13 98 (0.48%) HP UFT
14 71 (0.35%) Subversion
15 65 (0.32%) Maven
15 65 (0.32%) TeamCity
16 60 (0.29%) JUnit
17 59 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 57 (0.28%) Eclipse
19 51 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5,576 (27.19%) Finance
2 1,419 (6.92%) Retail
3 1,409 (6.87%) Banking
4 891 (4.34%) Marketing
5 726 (3.54%) Legal
6 554 (2.70%) Law
7 499 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 496 (2.42%) Manufacturing
9 377 (1.84%) Advertising
10 366 (1.78%) Back Office
11 347 (1.69%) Front Office
12 305 (1.49%) Investment Banking
13 209 (1.02%) Games
14 188 (0.92%) Billing
15 151 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 142 (0.69%) Publishing
17 105 (0.51%) Electronics
18 81 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 79 (0.39%) Retail Banking
20 70 (0.34%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 897 (4.37%) .NET
2 508 (2.48%) HTML
3 447 (2.18%) XML
4 376 (1.83%) Web Services
5 281 (1.37%) CSS
6 207 (1.01%) ASP.NET
7 201 (0.98%) SOAP
8 185 (0.90%) REST
9 170 (0.83%) JSON
10 160 (0.78%) Gherkin
11 120 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
12 106 (0.52%) jQuery
13 105 (0.51%) Middleware
14 102 (0.50%) AngularJS
15 85 (0.41%) EDI
16 78 (0.38%) .NET Framework
17 66 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
18 57 (0.28%) Ajax
19 54 (0.26%) RESTful
19 54 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3,392 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 971 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 741 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
4 541 (2.64%) Fintech
5 439 (2.14%) User Experience
6 300 (1.46%) Data Centre
7 281 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 272 (1.33%) Derivative
9 247 (1.20%) Equities
10 240 (1.17%) Fixed Income
11 232 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 190 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 182 (0.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 180 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
15 173 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
16 169 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
17 166 (0.81%) Hedge funds
18 154 (0.75%) Reinsurance
19 152 (0.74%) Virtual Team
20 143 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 3,698 (18.03%) Windows
2 1,228 (5.99%) Windows Server
3 1,163 (5.67%) Linux
4 955 (4.66%) Windows 7
5 872 (4.25%) Windows 10
6 705 (3.44%) Unix
7 492 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 491 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 187 (0.91%) Android
10 172 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 155 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 145 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 143 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 105 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 72 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 63 (0.31%) AIX
16 63 (0.31%) Solaris
17 61 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 45 (0.22%) CentOS
19 28 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,852 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 2,825 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
3 2,767 (13.49%) Business Analysis
4 2,560 (12.48%) ITIL
5 1,958 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,773 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
7 1,594 (7.77%) Project Management
8 1,521 (7.42%) Analytics
9 1,460 (7.12%) Test Automation
10 1,425 (6.95%) Scrum
11 1,334 (6.50%) Information Security
12 1,289 (6.29%) User Stories
13 1,279 (6.24%) SDLC
14 1,253 (6.11%) Waterfall
15 1,149 (5.60%) Change Management
16 1,100 (5.36%) Data Analysis
17 1,089 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 923 (4.50%) CRM
19 855 (4.17%) Service Management
20 821 (4.00%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 5,037 (24.56%) SQL
2 1,036 (5.05%) Java
3 994 (4.85%) C#
4 842 (4.11%) Python
5 628 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 601 (2.93%) PowerShell
7 579 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 377 (1.84%) VBA
9 343 (1.67%) R
10 330 (1.61%) PL/SQL
11 272 (1.33%) C
12 230 (1.12%) C++
13 199 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 186 (0.91%) Bash Shell
15 169 (0.82%) VB
16 168 (0.82%) Perl
17 159 (0.78%) PHP
18 94 (0.46%) Ruby
19 91 (0.44%) VBScript
20 90 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,493 (12.16%) Degree
2 797 (3.89%) ISEB
3 633 (3.09%) CISSP
4 611 (2.98%) Security Cleared
5 514 (2.51%) ISTQB
6 417 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 389 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
8 381 (1.86%) SC Cleared
9 345 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 307 (1.50%) CCNA
11 278 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
12 272 (1.33%) CISM
13 259 (1.26%) SANS
14 238 (1.16%) MCSE
15 219 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 213 (1.04%) CEH
17 190 (0.93%) CISA
18 151 (0.74%) MCP
19 147 (0.72%) CCNP
20 144 (0.70%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,505 (7.34%) QA
2 846 (4.13%) SLA
3 735 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 479 (2.34%) GDPR
5 474 (2.31%) PMO
6 430 (2.10%) Data Quality
7 291 (1.42%) PCI DSS
8 109 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
9 107 (0.52%) COBIT
10 96 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 67 (0.33%) MiFID
12 57 (0.28%) ISO 9001
13 54 (0.26%) SEPA
14 48 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 37 (0.18%) Solvency II
16 28 (0.14%) EMIR
17 27 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 26 (0.13%) ISO 20022
18 26 (0.13%) P3O
19 25 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2,215 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 614 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 226 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 101 (0.49%) XenApp
5 78 (0.38%) Docker
5 78 (0.38%) vSphere
6 65 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 55 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 46 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
9 36 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 34 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 24 (0.12%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
14 20 (0.098%) Snort
15 19 (0.093%) Terminal Server
16 17 (0.083%) Firmware
16 17 (0.083%) XenServer
17 15 (0.073%) Xen
18 12 (0.059%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 432 (2.11%) SCCM
2 119 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 88 (0.43%) HP ALM
4 74 (0.36%) Control-M
5 72 (0.35%) Puppet
6 60 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
7 58 (0.28%) Nessus
7 58 (0.28%) SCOM
8 54 (0.26%) Ansible
9 48 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 47 (0.23%) WSUS
11 44 (0.21%) Nagios
12 42 (0.20%) Kubernetes
12 42 (0.20%) RSA Security Analytics
13 41 (0.20%) AirWatch
14 39 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 37 (0.18%) CSIRT
15 37 (0.18%) Perfmon
15 37 (0.18%) QRadar
16 36 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4,088 (19.93%) Microsoft
2 1,284 (6.26%) Oracle
3 1,035 (5.05%) SAP
4 951 (4.64%) VMware
5 785 (3.83%) Cisco
6 651 (3.17%) Tableau
7 630 (3.07%) Citrix
8 405 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 352 (1.72%) HP
10 339 (1.65%) Google
11 294 (1.43%) ServiceNow
12 253 (1.23%) IBM
13 231 (1.13%) CheckPoint
14 200 (0.98%) Apple
15 180 (0.88%) Adobe
16 176 (0.86%) Remedy
17 166 (0.81%) Splunk
18 164 (0.80%) Red Hat
19 161 (0.79%) Cognos
20 159 (0.78%) Symantec