Period
to 28 February 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 February 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
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 6,791 14,405 19,326
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.18% 11.72% 12.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.78% 12.27% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6,421 11,952 16,090
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,375 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.33% - -

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 69,422 117,378 144,879
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 95.47% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 55,522 95,122 117,397
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,986 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,500
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 28 February 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 28 February 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 -6 6,220 £44,000 +3.53% 787
UK excluding London -10 3,977 £38,375 +2.33% 593
London -7 2,552 £55,000 +10.00% 240
South East -3 1,083 £41,000 -2.38% 154
North of England -8 1,013 £38,375 +5.14% 159
Work from Home +32 958 £42,500 -5.56% 144
Midlands -4 797 £38,000 +8.57% 109
North West -5 530 £38,000 +7.04% 99
West Midlands -6 496 £37,500 +2.74% 71
Yorkshire -8 431 £40,000 +6.67% 55
South West -14 411 £33,000 -5.71% 56
East Midlands +1 298 £38,500 +16.67% 36
East of England -6 277 £35,000 -12.50% 63
Scotland -18 194 £36,500 -2.67% 31
Wales -1 170 £37,000 +10.45% 14
North East -29 52 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Northern Ireland -10 20 £27,250 -9.17% 6
Isle of Man -1 13 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Channel Islands -5 1 £36,000 -34.55%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 1,853 (27.29%) SQL
2 1,765 (25.99%) Finance
3 1,482 (21.82%) Microsoft
4 1,431 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
5 1,119 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
6 1,066 (15.70%) Windows
7 917 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
8 846 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
9 837 (12.33%) Business Analysis
10 812 (11.96%) Microsoft 365
11 745 (10.97%) Azure
12 701 (10.32%) SQL Server
13 684 (10.07%) Active Directory
14 677 (9.97%) ITIL
15 673 (9.91%) Power Platform
16 652 (9.60%) Analytics
17 649 (9.56%) Microsoft Excel
18 647 (9.53%) Power BI
19 639 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 601 (8.85%) Degree
21 508 (7.48%) Requirements Gathering
22 491 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
23 484 (7.13%) Python
24 483 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
25 481 (7.08%) Data Analysis
26 426 (6.27%) Information Security
27 421 (6.20%) Test Automation
28 414 (6.10%) QA
29 407 (5.99%) User Stories
30 405 (5.96%) 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
1 319 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 147 (2.16%) MS Exchange
3 128 (1.88%) Confluence
4 52 (0.77%) SAS
5 51 (0.75%) CMS
6 36 (0.53%) IIS
7 31 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (0.40%) Apache
9 18 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (0.21%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (0.18%) Skype for Business
13 11 (0.16%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
14 10 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.13%) Apache Spark
16 8 (0.12%) FileNet
16 8 (0.12%) LiveCycle
17 7 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 649 (9.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 483 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
3 153 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 152 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 44 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.35%) AutoCAD
7 23 (0.34%) Revit
8 22 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.088%) Gephi
10 4 (0.059%) InVision
11 3 (0.044%) Sketch
11 3 (0.044%) SPSS
12 2 (0.029%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.029%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.029%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.015%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.015%) Autodesk Inventor
13 1 (0.015%) Snagit
13 1 (0.015%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 98 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 41 (0.60%) NetSuite
4 36 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 30 (0.44%) SAP SD
6 26 (0.38%) Elite 3E
7 25 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
8 24 (0.35%) Markit EDM
9 22 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
10 21 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
10 21 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
11 20 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
11 20 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
12 19 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
13 16 (0.24%) SAP Business One
14 14 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
15 13 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
15 13 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 812 (11.96%) Microsoft 365
2 745 (10.97%) Azure
3 673 (9.91%) Power Platform
4 239 (3.52%) AWS
5 230 (3.39%) SaaS
6 128 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
7 88 (1.30%) Google Analytics
8 66 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 58 (0.85%) GCP
10 46 (0.68%) PowerApps
11 45 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
12 39 (0.57%) PaaS
13 34 (0.50%) IaaS
13 34 (0.50%) Power Automate
14 29 (0.43%) OneDrive
15 25 (0.37%) G Suite
16 23 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 20 (0.29%) Mimecast
18 19 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
18 19 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 331 (4.87%) Firewall
2 173 (2.55%) DNS
3 147 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 121 (1.78%) VPN
5 119 (1.75%) DHCP
6 118 (1.74%) WAN
7 109 (1.61%) LAN
8 89 (1.31%) VoIP
9 87 (1.28%) Skype
10 81 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
11 67 (0.99%) Network Security
12 56 (0.82%) Unified Communications
13 53 (0.78%) Wireless
14 50 (0.74%) Intranet
14 50 (0.74%) SAN
15 45 (0.66%) Internet
16 44 (0.65%) HTTP
16 44 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
17 39 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
18 34 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 647 (9.53%) Power BI
3 354 (5.21%) Tableau
4 324 (4.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 314 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
6 261 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 122 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 118 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 91 (1.34%) Big Data
10 74 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
11 66 (0.97%) Data Lake
11 66 (0.97%) MySQL
12 60 (0.88%) Looker
13 54 (0.80%) Data Mining
13 54 (0.80%) QlikView
14 51 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
15 43 (0.63%) Oracle Database
16 36 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
17 34 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
18 33 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 337 (4.96%) JIRA
2 236 (3.48%) Selenium
3 90 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 86 (1.27%) Postman
5 84 (1.24%) WebDriver
6 65 (0.96%) Git (software)
7 46 (0.68%) SpecFlow
8 45 (0.66%) JMeter
8 45 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
10 38 (0.56%) SoapUI
11 29 (0.43%) Visual Studio
12 28 (0.41%) Appium
13 23 (0.34%) Jenkins
13 23 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
14 20 (0.29%) Bitbucket
14 20 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 17 (0.25%) Eclipse
15 17 (0.25%) LoadRunner
16 15 (0.22%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,765 (25.99%) Finance
2 262 (3.86%) Banking
3 257 (3.78%) Marketing
4 232 (3.42%) Law
5 230 (3.39%) Retail
6 224 (3.30%) Legal
7 189 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 163 (2.40%) Front Office
9 161 (2.37%) Public Sector
10 120 (1.77%) Back Office
10 120 (1.77%) Telecoms
11 97 (1.43%) Advertising
12 91 (1.34%) Multimedia
13 81 (1.19%) Games
14 66 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 56 (0.82%) Digital Economy
16 40 (0.59%) Electronics
17 36 (0.53%) Automotive
18 35 (0.52%) Investment Banking
19 34 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (3.52%) .NET
2 135 (1.99%) HTML
3 122 (1.80%) Web Services
4 101 (1.49%) XML
5 85 (1.25%) CSS
6 71 (1.05%) Gherkin
7 62 (0.91%) JSON
8 57 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
9 56 (0.82%) RESTful
10 51 (0.75%) REST
11 45 (0.66%) Middleware
12 44 (0.65%) ASP.NET
13 42 (0.62%) SOAP
14 35 (0.52%) jQuery
15 27 (0.40%) EDI
16 25 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 24 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (0.28%) Kafka
19 18 (0.27%) LDAP
20 17 (0.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1,119 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 386 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 180 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
4 167 (2.46%) User Experience
5 112 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 91 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
7 89 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
8 87 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 84 (1.24%) Derivative
9 84 (1.24%) Hedge funds
10 81 (1.19%) Fixed Income
11 76 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 76 (1.12%) Equities
12 64 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
13 63 (0.93%) Driving Licence
14 61 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
15 52 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
16 48 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 46 (0.68%) Reference Data
18 38 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,066 (15.70%) Windows
2 357 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 347 (5.11%) Windows 10
4 234 (3.45%) Linux
5 133 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 111 (1.63%) Unix
7 109 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 86 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 75 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
10 68 (1.00%) Android
11 48 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 44 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
13 38 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 33 (0.49%) Mac OS X
15 25 (0.37%) Mac OS
16 14 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.19%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.18%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.15%) CentOS
19 10 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,431 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
2 917 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
3 846 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
4 837 (12.33%) Business Analysis
5 677 (9.97%) ITIL
6 652 (9.60%) Analytics
7 639 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 508 (7.48%) Requirements Gathering
9 491 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
10 481 (7.08%) Data Analysis
11 426 (6.27%) Information Security
12 421 (6.20%) Test Automation
13 407 (5.99%) User Stories
14 405 (5.96%) Project Management
15 369 (5.43%) Visualisation
16 339 (4.99%) Scrum
17 325 (4.79%) ERP
18 321 (4.73%) SDLC
19 298 (4.39%) Migration
20 294 (4.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,853 (27.29%) SQL
2 484 (7.13%) Python
3 287 (4.23%) C#
4 257 (3.78%) Java
5 193 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 178 (2.62%) T-SQL
7 129 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 102 (1.50%) R
9 98 (1.44%) VBA
10 84 (1.24%) C
11 64 (0.94%) VB
12 56 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 53 (0.78%) C++
14 49 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 43 (0.63%) TypeScript
16 37 (0.54%) Perl
17 36 (0.53%) PHP
18 29 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 27 (0.40%) Shell Script
20 26 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 601 (8.85%) Degree
2 260 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 165 (2.43%) CISSP
4 151 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 125 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 111 (1.63%) A+ Certification
7 105 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
8 103 (1.52%) ISEB
9 101 (1.49%) ISTQB
10 99 (1.46%) CISM
11 87 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
11 87 (1.28%) MCSE
12 63 (0.93%) DV Cleared
13 59 (0.87%) CCNA
13 59 (0.87%) CEH
14 54 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
15 49 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
16 47 (0.69%) CISA
17 40 (0.59%) CompTIA Security+
17 40 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (6.10%) QA
2 284 (4.18%) SLA
3 231 (3.40%) Data Quality
4 225 (3.31%) GDPR
5 205 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 117 (1.72%) NIST
7 98 (1.44%) PMO
8 61 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
9 42 (0.62%) COBIT
10 40 (0.59%) PCI DSS
11 33 (0.49%) MiFID
12 24 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 19 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 18 (0.27%) EMIR
14 18 (0.27%) ITGC
14 18 (0.27%) NIST 800
15 17 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 17 (0.25%) HIPAA
16 15 (0.22%) Solvency II
17 11 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 684 (10.07%) Active Directory
2 159 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 49 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 45 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (0.63%) XenApp
7 30 (0.44%) Docker
7 30 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.37%) Firmware
9 22 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 20 (0.29%) vSphere
11 19 (0.28%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.12%) Shibboleth
13 7 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.10%) NFS
13 7 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.088%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.059%) Snort
16 3 (0.044%) Squid
Systems Management
1 182 (2.68%) SCCM
2 48 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (0.47%) Nessus
4 29 (0.43%) Terraform
5 24 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 16 (0.24%) Grafana
7 16 (0.24%) QRadar
8 15 (0.22%) Puppet
9 14 (0.21%) Packer
10 13 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.18%) AirWatch
11 12 (0.18%) Backup Exec
11 12 (0.18%) WSUS
12 10 (0.15%) Ansible
12 10 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.12%) vMotion
14 7 (0.10%) Computer Incident Response Team
14 7 (0.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1,482 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 312 (4.59%) Oracle
3 301 (4.43%) VMware
4 299 (4.40%) SAP
5 250 (3.68%) Cisco
6 185 (2.72%) Citrix
7 178 (2.62%) Google
8 114 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 99 (1.46%) ServiceNow
10 66 (0.97%) IBM
11 65 (0.96%) Bloomberg
12 62 (0.91%) Splunk
13 57 (0.84%) Apple
14 56 (0.82%) Adobe
14 56 (0.82%) Red Hat
15 53 (0.78%) Informatica
16 48 (0.71%) SolarWinds
17 46 (0.68%) Cognos
18 45 (0.66%) Sophos
19 40 (0.59%) HP