Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 22,155 24,920 29,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 14.14% 15.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.64% 14.72% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 17,869 19,896 25,806
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,688 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £36,378 £35,500
% change year-on-year -1.04% +2.47% -2.74%

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 162,478 169,340 190,363
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.07% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 130,921 136,473 160,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 18 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 21 August 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 -1 20,714 £40,500 +1.25% 2,027
UK excluding London 0 13,035 £36,000 -1.04% 1,457
London -1 8,747 £50,000 - 703
South East 0 3,610 £37,500 +1.35% 344
North of England +2 3,428 £35,000 - 392
Midlands +1 2,063 £35,000 -6.67% 253
North West +1 1,769 £37,500 +7.14% 215
East of England +2 1,582 £37,500 - 152
Yorkshire -1 1,464 £35,000 -1.41% 148
West Midlands +3 1,365 £35,000 -4.11% 162
South West -1 1,269 £35,000 -2.78% 181
Scotland +2 771 £35,000 -12.50% 86
East Midlands -4 697 £37,000 -1.33% 90
Wales +5 338 £32,500 -7.14% 34
North East -8 196 £35,000 +2.94% 29
Northern Ireland -3 39 £28,500 -18.57% 15
Channel Islands +4 23 £35,000 +7.69%
Isle of Man -10 1 £32,500 -18.75%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6,221 (28.08%) Finance
2 5,699 (25.72%) SQL
3 4,975 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4,461 (20.14%) Microsoft
5 3,830 (17.29%) Windows
6 3,735 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
7 3,047 (13.75%) Business Analysis
8 2,951 (13.32%) Degree
9 2,874 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
10 2,730 (12.32%) ITIL
11 2,358 (10.64%) Active Directory
12 2,326 (10.50%) SQL Server
13 2,211 (9.98%) Microsoft Office
14 2,127 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 2,094 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
16 1,821 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
17 1,621 (7.32%) QA
18 1,617 (7.30%) Retail
19 1,566 (7.07%) Project Management
20 1,538 (6.94%) Test Automation
21 1,533 (6.92%) Analytics
22 1,456 (6.57%) Scrum
23 1,440 (6.50%) Banking
24 1,399 (6.31%) SDLC
25 1,379 (6.22%) Oracle
26 1,311 (5.92%) Windows Server
27 1,289 (5.82%) User Stories
28 1,281 (5.78%) Data Analysis
29 1,267 (5.72%) Office 365
30 1,184 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing

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
1 694 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 683 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 357 (1.61%) SAS
4 351 (1.58%) Confluence
5 267 (1.21%) IIS
6 216 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 180 (0.81%) Skype for Business
8 170 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 119 (0.54%) CMS
10 88 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 86 (0.39%) JBoss
12 83 (0.37%) WebSphere
13 80 (0.36%) Apache
14 67 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 64 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
15 64 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
16 61 (0.28%) WebLogic
17 49 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
18 35 (0.16%) Apache Spark
19 33 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2,211 (9.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2,094 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 626 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 516 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 209 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 128 (0.58%) SPSS
7 124 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 32 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.054%) Stata
10 10 (0.045%) Acrobat
11 9 (0.041%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.032%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.032%) Mingle
13 6 (0.027%) EViews
14 5 (0.023%) Camtasia
15 4 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.018%) CATIA
15 4 (0.018%) Gliffy
15 4 (0.018%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.018%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 237 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
2 206 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 153 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 139 (0.63%) NetSuite
5 103 (0.46%) SAP FI
6 102 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 99 (0.45%) SAP CO
8 95 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
9 71 (0.32%) SAP SD
10 69 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
11 67 (0.30%) SAP ERP
12 60 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 60 (0.27%) SAP MM
13 52 (0.23%) SAP PP
14 51 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
15 43 (0.19%) Markit EDM
16 41 (0.19%) Magento
17 39 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
17 39 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
18 36 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,267 (5.72%) Office 365
2 702 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 381 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 328 (1.48%) SaaS
5 214 (0.97%) Google Analytics
6 148 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
7 95 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
8 90 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 64 (0.29%) Mimecast
10 60 (0.27%) IaaS
11 52 (0.23%) PaaS
12 50 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
13 42 (0.19%) G Suite
14 41 (0.19%) Slack
15 39 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 38 (0.17%) GitHub
17 35 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
17 35 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 34 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
18 34 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 990 (4.47%) Firewall
2 646 (2.92%) LAN
3 604 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 585 (2.64%) WAN
5 456 (2.06%) DNS
6 398 (1.80%) VPN
7 330 (1.49%) Network Security
8 299 (1.35%) Internet
9 298 (1.35%) DHCP
10 226 (1.02%) VoIP
11 223 (1.01%) SAN
12 201 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
13 173 (0.78%) Wireless
14 171 (0.77%) Skype
15 152 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
16 143 (0.65%) SMS
17 125 (0.56%) VLAN
18 115 (0.52%) SSL
19 112 (0.51%) Intranet
20 86 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,326 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 847 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 793 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
4 647 (2.92%) Power BI
5 637 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 581 (2.62%) Relational Database
7 363 (1.64%) Big Data
8 340 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
9 309 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 255 (1.15%) MySQL
11 246 (1.11%) QlikView
12 231 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
13 183 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 175 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 170 (0.77%) Oracle Database
16 163 (0.74%) Hadoop
17 153 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
18 144 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
19 142 (0.64%) Data Mining
20 132 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 942 (4.25%) JIRA
2 807 (3.64%) Selenium
3 323 (1.46%) Cucumber
4 285 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 267 (1.21%) WebDriver
6 239 (1.08%) Visual Studio
7 189 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 182 (0.82%) SoapUI
9 159 (0.72%) Git (software)
9 159 (0.72%) SpecFlow
10 143 (0.65%) JMeter
11 100 (0.45%) LoadRunner
12 89 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 88 (0.40%) HP UFT
14 73 (0.33%) Maven
15 63 (0.28%) JUnit
16 62 (0.28%) Subversion
17 54 (0.24%) TestRail
18 52 (0.23%) Eclipse
18 52 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 6,221 (28.08%) Finance
2 1,617 (7.30%) Retail
3 1,440 (6.50%) Banking
4 899 (4.06%) Marketing
5 766 (3.46%) Legal
6 622 (2.81%) Law
7 529 (2.39%) Manufacturing
8 473 (2.13%) Advertising
9 468 (2.11%) Telecoms
10 456 (2.06%) Front Office
11 438 (1.98%) Back Office
12 352 (1.59%) Investment Banking
13 264 (1.19%) Games
14 208 (0.94%) Billing
15 194 (0.88%) Financial Institution
16 165 (0.74%) Publishing
17 111 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 101 (0.46%) Automotive
18 101 (0.46%) Electronics
19 88 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,001 (4.52%) .NET
2 569 (2.57%) HTML
3 545 (2.46%) XML
4 423 (1.91%) Web Services
5 349 (1.58%) CSS
6 236 (1.07%) SOAP
7 221 (1.00%) ASP.NET
8 191 (0.86%) REST
9 186 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
10 143 (0.65%) Middleware
11 129 (0.58%) .NET Framework
12 125 (0.56%) JSON
13 121 (0.55%) Gherkin
14 106 (0.48%) AngularJS
15 99 (0.45%) jQuery
16 94 (0.42%) Mason
17 83 (0.37%) RESTful
18 72 (0.32%) HTML5
19 69 (0.31%) EDI
20 68 (0.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3,735 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
2 932 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 870 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 785 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 541 (2.44%) User Experience
6 490 (2.21%) Fintech
7 327 (1.48%) Data Centre
8 314 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 304 (1.37%) Derivative
10 261 (1.18%) Equities
11 236 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 235 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 227 (1.02%) Fixed Income
14 199 (0.90%) Driving Licence
15 194 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
16 175 (0.79%) Data Structures
17 160 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
18 151 (0.68%) iPhone
19 150 (0.68%) Virtual Team
20 148 (0.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3,830 (17.29%) Windows
2 1,311 (5.92%) Windows Server
3 1,053 (4.75%) Windows 7
4 1,032 (4.66%) Linux
5 875 (3.95%) Windows 10
6 755 (3.41%) Unix
7 519 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 483 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 193 (0.87%) Android
10 188 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 160 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 125 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 121 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 112 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 110 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 74 (0.33%) Solaris
17 63 (0.28%) AIX
17 63 (0.28%) Mac OS
18 42 (0.19%) CentOS
19 19 (0.086%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,975 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
2 3,047 (13.75%) Business Analysis
3 2,874 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
4 2,730 (12.32%) ITIL
5 2,127 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,821 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
7 1,566 (7.07%) Project Management
8 1,538 (6.94%) Test Automation
9 1,533 (6.92%) Analytics
10 1,456 (6.57%) Scrum
11 1,399 (6.31%) SDLC
12 1,289 (5.82%) User Stories
13 1,281 (5.78%) Data Analysis
14 1,184 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 1,134 (5.12%) Change Management
16 1,097 (4.95%) Waterfall
17 1,087 (4.91%) Information Security
18 992 (4.48%) CRM
19 915 (4.13%) Service Management
20 870 (3.93%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5,699 (25.72%) SQL
2 1,156 (5.22%) Java
3 1,133 (5.11%) C#
4 773 (3.49%) Python
5 731 (3.30%) T-SQL
6 711 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 582 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 501 (2.26%) VBA
9 317 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 317 (1.43%) R
10 301 (1.36%) C
11 264 (1.19%) C++
12 208 (0.94%) VB
13 191 (0.86%) Shell Script
14 187 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 147 (0.66%) Perl
16 146 (0.66%) PHP
17 102 (0.46%) VBScript
18 98 (0.44%) Ruby
19 96 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,951 (13.32%) Degree
2 709 (3.20%) ISEB
3 587 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 528 (2.38%) CISSP
5 514 (2.32%) ISTQB
6 444 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 380 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 346 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 336 (1.52%) SC Cleared
10 315 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 281 (1.27%) CISM
12 270 (1.22%) CCNA
13 205 (0.93%) MCSE
14 198 (0.89%) CISA
15 187 (0.84%) MCP
16 171 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 162 (0.73%) CEH
18 142 (0.64%) SANS
19 131 (0.59%) MCSA
20 127 (0.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,621 (7.32%) QA
2 835 (3.77%) SLA
3 630 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 481 (2.17%) Data Quality
5 444 (2.00%) PMO
6 374 (1.69%) GDPR
7 263 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 127 (0.57%) COBIT
9 100 (0.45%) MiFID
9 100 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 84 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
11 46 (0.21%) IFRS
11 46 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 40 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 33 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 30 (0.14%) EMIR
15 29 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 29 (0.13%) SEPA
16 27 (0.12%) IFRS 9
17 22 (0.099%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2,358 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 580 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 272 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 125 (0.56%) XenApp
5 112 (0.51%) vSphere
6 89 (0.40%) Docker
7 77 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 70 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 56 (0.25%) XenDesktop
10 50 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
11 45 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 43 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 40 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 38 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
15 32 (0.14%) DFS Replication
16 24 (0.11%) Firmware
17 19 (0.086%) Terminal Server
18 14 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 14 (0.063%) Snort
18 14 (0.063%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 481 (2.17%) SCCM
2 123 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 86 (0.39%) SCOM
4 80 (0.36%) HP ALM
5 73 (0.33%) Nessus
6 65 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 60 (0.27%) QRadar
8 57 (0.26%) Ansible
9 56 (0.25%) Control-M
10 47 (0.21%) Nagios
11 46 (0.21%) Backup Exec
12 44 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 42 (0.19%) Puppet
13 42 (0.19%) RSA Security Analytics
13 42 (0.19%) WSUS
14 38 (0.17%) AirWatch
15 33 (0.15%) Nexpose
15 33 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 33 (0.15%) Perfmon
16 30 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4,461 (20.14%) Microsoft
2 1,379 (6.22%) Oracle
3 1,021 (4.61%) SAP
4 950 (4.29%) VMware
5 838 (3.78%) Cisco
6 756 (3.41%) Citrix
7 630 (2.84%) Tableau
8 473 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
9 386 (1.74%) HP
10 377 (1.70%) Google
11 340 (1.53%) ServiceNow
12 270 (1.22%) IBM
13 244 (1.10%) Capita
14 235 (1.06%) Adobe
15 215 (0.97%) Apple
16 203 (0.92%) Splunk
17 194 (0.88%) Remedy
18 193 (0.87%) SolarWinds
19 146 (0.66%) CheckPoint
20 145 (0.65%) Red Hat