Period
to 20 September 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 23 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 11,464 4,597 17,570
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.47% 9.36% 12.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.36% 9.87% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 8,779 3,830 14,271
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £23,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,404
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.13% +1.12%

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 110,654 46,569 135,380
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.40% 94.80% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 76,947 38,517 109,051
10th Percentile £31,875 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +3 10,088 £45,000 - 1,454
UK excluding London +4 6,655 £40,000 +2.56% 1,167
London -6 4,132 £55,000 - 425
Work from Home +12 1,900 £47,500 +7.79% 180
North of England +5 1,705 £40,000 +3.90% 316
South East -3 1,649 £42,500 -5.56% 231
Midlands +8 1,276 £40,000 +17.65% 243
North West +8 917 £40,000 -3.90% 171
West Midlands +7 852 £40,000 +14.29% 163
Yorkshire +3 691 £39,000 +4.00% 110
South West +1 627 £35,375 -2.35% 113
East of England +13 581 £40,000 +24.42% 121
Scotland +15 474 £38,750 +4.73% 91
East Midlands +5 412 £39,000 +15.56% 79
Wales 0 248 £33,000 -7.04% 39
North East -1 101 £35,750 +10.00% 35
Northern Ireland +1 97 £35,000 +12.00% 13
Isle of Man +4 17 £37,500 +2.74%
Channel Islands 0 8 £50,000 -9.09% 3

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 3,738 (32.61%) Social Skills
2 2,968 (25.89%) Finance
3 2,893 (25.24%) SQL
4 2,814 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
5 2,321 (20.25%) Microsoft
6 2,273 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
7 1,893 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
8 1,603 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
9 1,513 (13.20%) Windows
10 1,449 (12.64%) Business Analysis
11 1,374 (11.99%) Analytics
12 1,297 (11.31%) Microsoft Excel
13 1,218 (10.62%) Degree
14 1,204 (10.50%) Microsoft 365
15 1,190 (10.38%) Power Platform
16 1,161 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 1,138 (9.93%) Power BI
18 1,110 (9.68%) Azure
19 1,065 (9.29%) ITIL
20 1,050 (9.16%) Active Directory
21 996 (8.69%) Microsoft Office
22 964 (8.41%) Requirements Gathering
23 854 (7.45%) User Stories
24 850 (7.41%) Visualisation
25 843 (7.35%) QA
26 839 (7.32%) Python
27 795 (6.93%) Project Management
28 775 (6.76%) Data Analysis
29 763 (6.66%) SQL Server
30 751 (6.55%) Tableau

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
1 381 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 252 (2.20%) Confluence
3 196 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 192 (1.67%) SAS
5 93 (0.81%) CMS
6 60 (0.52%) IIS
7 33 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 27 (0.24%) Apache
10 21 (0.18%) GeoServer
11 18 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
11 18 (0.16%) Apache Spark
11 18 (0.16%) Skype for Business
12 15 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (0.11%) Mendix
13 13 (0.11%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.096%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.096%) Oracle Workflow
15 10 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.087%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1,297 (11.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 996 (8.69%) Microsoft Office
3 329 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 263 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 90 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 84 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.23%) SPSS
8 16 (0.14%) InVision
9 14 (0.12%) Gliffy
10 12 (0.10%) Oracle Smart View
11 11 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
13 9 (0.079%) Stata
14 8 (0.070%) Sketch
15 7 (0.061%) Acrobat
15 7 (0.061%) Windchill
16 6 (0.052%) Photoshop
17 5 (0.044%) InDesign
17 5 (0.044%) Open Workbench
18 4 (0.035%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 95 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 80 (0.70%) NetSuite
4 72 (0.63%) SAP ERP
5 54 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 52 (0.45%) SAP MM
7 46 (0.40%) SAP APO
8 43 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
9 41 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
10 32 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 32 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
11 30 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
11 30 (0.26%) SAP SCM
12 29 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
13 28 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
14 27 (0.24%) Sentinel
15 26 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
16 25 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
17 24 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
17 24 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,204 (10.50%) Microsoft 365
2 1,190 (10.38%) Power Platform
3 1,110 (9.68%) Azure
4 431 (3.76%) AWS
5 304 (2.65%) SaaS
6 216 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
7 196 (1.71%) GCP
8 189 (1.65%) Google Analytics
9 105 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
10 78 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 76 (0.66%) PowerApps
12 71 (0.62%) Power Automate
13 68 (0.59%) OneDrive
13 68 (0.59%) Snowflake
14 57 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
15 52 (0.45%) Serverless
16 49 (0.43%) GitHub
16 49 (0.43%) PaaS
17 43 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
18 41 (0.36%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 434 (3.79%) Firewall
2 237 (2.07%) DNS
3 215 (1.88%) VPN
4 204 (1.78%) DHCP
5 201 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 191 (1.67%) WAN
7 178 (1.55%) LAN
8 119 (1.04%) Internet
9 116 (1.01%) Network Security
10 75 (0.65%) Wireless
11 71 (0.62%) Intranet
12 67 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
13 65 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
14 62 (0.54%) Broadband
14 62 (0.54%) VoIP
15 61 (0.53%) HTTP
16 47 (0.41%) SAN
17 38 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
17 38 (0.33%) VLAN
18 32 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,138 (9.93%) Power BI
2 763 (6.66%) SQL Server
3 751 (6.55%) Tableau
4 470 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
5 339 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 315 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 202 (1.76%) Relational Database
8 168 (1.47%) Big Data
9 134 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 124 (1.08%) BigQuery
11 105 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
11 105 (0.92%) Looker
12 104 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
13 88 (0.77%) MySQL
14 85 (0.74%) Data Mining
15 84 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
15 84 (0.73%) Data Lake
16 77 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
17 75 (0.65%) QlikView
18 61 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 683 (5.96%) JIRA
2 240 (2.09%) Postman
3 217 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 202 (1.76%) Selenium
5 175 (1.53%) JMeter
6 149 (1.30%) REST Assured
7 143 (1.25%) Newman
8 56 (0.49%) Jenkins
9 54 (0.47%) Visual Studio
10 53 (0.46%) WebDriver
11 46 (0.40%) Cucumber
12 45 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 44 (0.38%) SoapUI
14 42 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 41 (0.36%) SpecFlow
16 24 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
17 16 (0.14%) Cypress.io
17 16 (0.14%) HP UFT
18 15 (0.13%) Eclipse
19 14 (0.12%) Metasploit
General
1 3,738 (32.61%) Social Skills
2 2,968 (25.89%) Finance
3 2,273 (19.83%) Analytical Skills
4 613 (5.35%) Marketing
5 568 (4.95%) Retail
6 547 (4.77%) Banking
7 416 (3.63%) Law
8 409 (3.57%) Legal
9 363 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
10 352 (3.07%) Organisational Skills
11 345 (3.01%) Manufacturing
12 307 (2.68%) Public Sector
13 265 (2.31%) Influencing Skills
14 211 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 207 (1.81%) Advertising
16 191 (1.67%) Telecoms
17 187 (1.63%) Front Office
18 146 (1.27%) Back Office
19 142 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 141 (1.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (2.77%) .NET
2 191 (1.67%) RESTful
3 183 (1.60%) XML
4 174 (1.52%) HTML
5 144 (1.26%) Web Services
6 104 (0.91%) CSS
7 96 (0.84%) REST
8 88 (0.77%) JSON
9 87 (0.76%) EDI
10 76 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
11 60 (0.52%) AngularJS
12 56 (0.49%) SOAP
13 54 (0.47%) Middleware
13 54 (0.47%) React
14 48 (0.42%) Kafka
15 47 (0.41%) Spring
16 40 (0.35%) ASP.NET
17 38 (0.33%) Gherkin
18 35 (0.31%) Swagger
18 35 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 639 (5.57%) Management Information System
2 436 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
3 359 (3.13%) User Experience
4 159 (1.39%) Derivative
5 154 (1.34%) Mobile App
6 135 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 131 (1.14%) Reinsurance
8 126 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
9 123 (1.07%) Equities
10 121 (1.06%) Data Centre
11 117 (1.02%) Fixed Income
12 104 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 103 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
14 100 (0.87%) Driving Licence
15 94 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 93 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
17 91 (0.79%) Life Science
18 90 (0.79%) Social Media
19 89 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
20 88 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,513 (13.20%) Windows
2 642 (5.60%) Windows 10
3 457 (3.99%) Windows Server
4 406 (3.54%) Linux
5 192 (1.67%) Unix
6 187 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 131 (1.14%) Android
8 123 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
9 115 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 100 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 83 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
12 81 (0.71%) Mac OS
13 63 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 41 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 39 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 29 (0.25%) Windows 8
17 24 (0.21%) CentOS
17 24 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 18 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,814 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,893 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
3 1,603 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
4 1,449 (12.64%) Business Analysis
5 1,374 (11.99%) Analytics
6 1,161 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,065 (9.29%) ITIL
8 964 (8.41%) Requirements Gathering
9 854 (7.45%) User Stories
10 850 (7.41%) Visualisation
11 795 (6.93%) Project Management
12 775 (6.76%) Data Analysis
13 697 (6.08%) Scrum
14 685 (5.98%) ERP
15 624 (5.44%) SDLC
16 598 (5.22%) Data Modelling
17 585 (5.10%) Waterfall
18 572 (4.99%) Information Security
19 569 (4.96%) Data Visualisation
20 564 (4.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,893 (25.24%) SQL
2 839 (7.32%) Python
3 409 (3.57%) Java
4 334 (2.91%) C#
5 319 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 288 (2.51%) JavaScript
7 248 (2.16%) R
8 245 (2.14%) T-SQL
9 240 (2.09%) VBA
10 173 (1.51%) C
11 101 (0.88%) C++
12 90 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 80 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 77 (0.67%) Perl
15 56 (0.49%) VB
16 47 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 45 (0.39%) VB.NET
18 42 (0.37%) RPG
18 42 (0.37%) Shell Script
19 39 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,218 (10.62%) Degree
2 506 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 390 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 208 (1.81%) ISEB
5 173 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 172 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 140 (1.22%) CISSP
8 130 (1.13%) ISTQB
9 103 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 94 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
11 92 (0.80%) CISM
12 81 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
13 77 (0.67%) MCSE
14 75 (0.65%) Master's Degree
15 71 (0.62%) IIBA
16 70 (0.61%) CISA
17 62 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 60 (0.52%) CCNA
19 57 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 55 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 843 (7.35%) QA
2 492 (4.29%) SLA
3 382 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 309 (2.70%) GDPR
5 280 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 229 (2.00%) PMO
7 102 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
8 101 (0.88%) PCI DSS
9 95 (0.83%) NIST
10 68 (0.59%) Accessibility
10 68 (0.59%) GRC
11 58 (0.51%) COBIT
12 48 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 37 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 37 (0.32%) Solvency II
14 35 (0.31%) MiFID
15 27 (0.24%) IFRS
16 25 (0.22%) GMP
17 24 (0.21%) GxP
18 23 (0.20%) GLP
System Software
1 1,050 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 195 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 59 (0.51%) vSphere
5 51 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 49 (0.43%) XenApp
7 37 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (0.23%) Docker
8 26 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 16 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
11 15 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.087%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.079%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.061%) Firmware
14 7 (0.061%) Snort
15 6 (0.052%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.052%) KVM
15 6 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.044%) Squid
Systems Management
1 232 (2.02%) SCCM
2 160 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (0.44%) WSUS
4 46 (0.40%) Kubernetes
5 42 (0.37%) Ansible
6 38 (0.33%) Nessus
7 37 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
8 25 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 24 (0.21%) HP ALM
9 24 (0.21%) Nagios
10 23 (0.20%) QRadar
10 23 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
11 20 (0.17%) FortiGate
11 20 (0.17%) Kibana
12 19 (0.17%) Control-M
12 19 (0.17%) Grafana
13 18 (0.16%) Terraform
14 17 (0.15%) Nexpose
15 14 (0.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 14 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2,321 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 582 (5.08%) Oracle
3 517 (4.51%) SAP
4 393 (3.43%) Google
5 368 (3.21%) VMware
6 308 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
7 267 (2.33%) Cisco
8 265 (2.31%) Citrix
9 224 (1.95%) ServiceNow
10 158 (1.38%) Adobe
11 110 (0.96%) IBM
12 107 (0.93%) Alteryx
13 102 (0.89%) HP
14 89 (0.78%) Apple
15 87 (0.76%) Splunk
16 76 (0.66%) Bloomberg
17 73 (0.64%) JD Edwards
18 69 (0.60%) Remedy
19 68 (0.59%) Informatica
20 66 (0.58%) iManage