Period
to 18 June 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 16 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 9,559 9,065 18,436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.31% 11.03% 12.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.13% 11.59% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7,289 7,265 14,774
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.57% +9.38% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,550
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.70% +0.14%

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 94,376 78,221 137,615
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.90% 95.14% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 67,976 63,510 110,783
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,776 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,883 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 June 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 18 June 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 8,551 £45,000 - 944
UK excluding London -5 5,604 £40,000 +2.56% 686
London -10 3,465 £55,000 +4.76% 342
Work from Home +29 1,510 £45,000 - 121
North of England -3 1,424 £37,500 -2.94% 192
South East -10 1,367 £42,500 - 163
Midlands 0 1,168 £40,000 +14.29% 112
North West +4 750 £37,500 -7.15% 111
West Midlands +1 748 £42,500 +21.43% 78
Yorkshire -3 609 £37,500 - 61
South West -14 553 £35,000 -6.67% 64
East of England +1 454 £41,500 +10.67% 65
East Midlands +4 412 £39,000 +18.31% 34
Scotland 0 394 £38,750 +6.16% 65
Wales -5 208 £35,000 - 16
North East -32 65 £37,750 +16.15% 20
Northern Ireland -14 36 £29,500 -1.67% 9
Isle of Man +5 29 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Channel Islands -6 1 - -

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 2,934 (30.69%) Social Skills
2 2,626 (27.47%) Finance
3 2,479 (25.93%) SQL
4 2,113 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
5 2,089 (21.85%) Microsoft
6 1,789 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
7 1,462 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
8 1,327 (13.88%) Windows
9 1,314 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
10 1,217 (12.73%) Business Analysis
11 1,066 (11.15%) Microsoft Excel
12 1,031 (10.79%) Analytics
13 974 (10.19%) Microsoft 365
14 961 (10.05%) Power Platform
15 954 (9.98%) Degree
16 942 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 935 (9.78%) ITIL
18 934 (9.77%) Azure
19 924 (9.67%) Power BI
20 902 (9.44%) Active Directory
21 779 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
22 746 (7.80%) SQL Server
23 744 (7.78%) Requirements Gathering
24 730 (7.64%) Python
25 689 (7.21%) Cybersecurity
26 636 (6.65%) Data Analysis
27 635 (6.64%) Visualisation
28 600 (6.28%) QA
29 596 (6.23%) Project Management
30 585 (6.12%) User Stories

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
1 314 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 167 (1.75%) Confluence
3 155 (1.62%) MS Exchange
4 128 (1.34%) SAS
5 53 (0.55%) CMS
6 38 (0.40%) IIS
7 33 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (0.33%) Apache
9 16 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (0.17%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.13%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.094%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.094%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.084%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.084%) GemFire
14 8 (0.084%) GeoServer
15 7 (0.073%) Mendix
15 7 (0.073%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,066 (11.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 779 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
3 273 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 223 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 89 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 72 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.21%) SPSS
8 19 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 18 (0.19%) Revit
10 13 (0.14%) InVision
11 12 (0.13%) Sketch
12 7 (0.073%) Photoshop
12 7 (0.073%) Stata
13 6 (0.063%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.063%) Gephi
14 5 (0.052%) InDesign
15 4 (0.042%) MadCap Flare
16 2 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 2 (0.021%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 104 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 68 (0.71%) NetSuite
4 67 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 39 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 35 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
7 27 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 27 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 26 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 26 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
9 25 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
10 24 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
11 23 (0.24%) Elite 3E
12 22 (0.23%) Sentinel
13 20 (0.21%) SAP ERP
13 20 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
14 18 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
15 17 (0.18%) SAP SD
16 14 (0.15%) SAP FI
17 12 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 974 (10.19%) Microsoft 365
2 961 (10.05%) Power Platform
3 934 (9.77%) Azure
4 320 (3.35%) AWS
5 309 (3.23%) SaaS
6 212 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
7 123 (1.29%) GCP
8 110 (1.15%) Google Analytics
9 104 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
10 67 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 60 (0.63%) PowerApps
12 58 (0.61%) PaaS
13 52 (0.54%) Snowflake
14 44 (0.46%) GitHub
15 40 (0.42%) IaaS
16 39 (0.41%) Azure Sentinel
17 36 (0.38%) OneDrive
18 34 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
18 34 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
18 34 (0.36%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 383 (4.01%) Firewall
2 182 (1.90%) DNS
3 161 (1.68%) VPN
4 145 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 136 (1.42%) WAN
6 131 (1.37%) DHCP
7 125 (1.31%) LAN
8 108 (1.13%) Network Security
9 82 (0.86%) VoIP
10 74 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
11 64 (0.67%) Internet
12 62 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
13 53 (0.55%) SAN
14 52 (0.54%) HTTP
15 47 (0.49%) Intranet
16 45 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
17 44 (0.46%) Wireless
18 39 (0.41%) Skype
19 38 (0.40%) FTP
20 34 (0.36%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 924 (9.67%) Power BI
2 746 (7.80%) SQL Server
3 575 (6.02%) Tableau
4 432 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
5 357 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 321 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 157 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 146 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 130 (1.36%) Big Data
10 92 (0.96%) Data Mining
11 76 (0.80%) BigQuery
12 72 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
13 61 (0.64%) Data Lake
14 59 (0.62%) Oracle Database
15 55 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
16 52 (0.54%) Looker
17 50 (0.52%) MySQL
18 49 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
18 49 (0.51%) QlikView
19 48 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 448 (4.69%) JIRA
2 179 (1.87%) Selenium
3 151 (1.58%) Postman
4 123 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 97 (1.01%) JMeter
6 69 (0.72%) REST Assured
7 67 (0.70%) Newman
8 61 (0.64%) Visual Studio
9 60 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 49 (0.51%) WebDriver
11 46 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 35 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 35 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
13 33 (0.35%) SoapUI
14 28 (0.29%) Jenkins
15 21 (0.22%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
17 16 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
17 16 (0.17%) SpecFlow
18 15 (0.16%) Metasploit
General
1 2,934 (30.69%) Social Skills
2 2,626 (27.47%) Finance
3 1,789 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
4 488 (5.11%) Marketing
5 418 (4.37%) Banking
6 411 (4.30%) Law
7 344 (3.60%) Retail
8 341 (3.57%) Legal
9 293 (3.07%) Manufacturing
10 292 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
11 259 (2.71%) Organisational Skills
12 240 (2.51%) Public Sector
13 213 (2.23%) Multimedia
14 206 (2.16%) Front Office
15 189 (1.98%) Telecoms
16 176 (1.84%) Influencing Skills
17 169 (1.77%) Advertising
18 146 (1.53%) Games
19 137 (1.43%) Back Office
20 133 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (2.96%) .NET
2 191 (2.00%) HTML
3 147 (1.54%) XML
4 112 (1.17%) CGI
5 111 (1.16%) RESTful
6 108 (1.13%) CSS
7 106 (1.11%) Web Services
8 75 (0.78%) REST
9 72 (0.75%) JSON
10 66 (0.69%) EDI
11 54 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
12 46 (0.48%) ASP.NET
13 43 (0.45%) Middleware
13 43 (0.45%) SOAP
14 39 (0.41%) MDX
15 37 (0.39%) AngularJS
15 37 (0.39%) Kafka
16 36 (0.38%) Gherkin
17 28 (0.29%) Swagger
18 21 (0.22%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 520 (5.44%) Management Information System
2 287 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
3 234 (2.45%) User Experience
4 169 (1.77%) Derivative
5 149 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 139 (1.45%) Equities
7 134 (1.40%) Data Centre
8 121 (1.27%) Data Structures
9 107 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
10 103 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
11 97 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 91 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
13 89 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
14 84 (0.88%) Fixed Income
15 81 (0.85%) Driving Licence
15 81 (0.85%) Reinsurance
16 73 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 66 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
18 62 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
19 60 (0.63%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1,327 (13.88%) Windows
2 513 (5.37%) Windows 10
3 423 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 338 (3.54%) Linux
5 175 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 149 (1.56%) Unix
7 122 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 93 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
9 83 (0.87%) Android
9 83 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 60 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 45 (0.47%) Mac OS
13 44 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 27 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 20 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 19 (0.20%) CentOS
17 18 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,113 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,462 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1,314 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
4 1,217 (12.73%) Business Analysis
5 1,031 (10.79%) Analytics
6 942 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 935 (9.78%) ITIL
8 744 (7.78%) Requirements Gathering
9 689 (7.21%) Cybersecurity
10 636 (6.65%) Data Analysis
11 635 (6.64%) Visualisation
12 596 (6.23%) Project Management
13 585 (6.12%) User Stories
14 541 (5.66%) Information Security
15 534 (5.59%) ERP
16 510 (5.34%) Scrum
17 436 (4.56%) Waterfall
18 429 (4.49%) SDLC
19 419 (4.38%) Decision-Making
20 407 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,479 (25.93%) SQL
2 730 (7.64%) Python
3 307 (3.21%) Java
4 288 (3.01%) C#
5 264 (2.76%) PowerShell
6 224 (2.34%) T-SQL
7 206 (2.16%) JavaScript
8 182 (1.90%) R
9 172 (1.80%) VBA
10 120 (1.26%) C
11 92 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 74 (0.77%) PL/SQL
13 62 (0.65%) VB
14 57 (0.60%) C++
15 53 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 52 (0.54%) Perl
17 35 (0.37%) VB.NET
18 31 (0.32%) Ruby
19 30 (0.31%) PHP
20 29 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 954 (9.98%) Degree
2 378 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 265 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 237 (2.48%) A+ Certification
5 164 (1.72%) CISSP
6 151 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 137 (1.43%) ISEB
8 105 (1.10%) ISTQB
9 100 (1.05%) CISM
10 97 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
11 89 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
12 87 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 82 (0.86%) MCSE
14 78 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
15 72 (0.75%) CISA
16 70 (0.73%) CEH
17 65 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
18 58 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 57 (0.60%) DV Cleared
20 56 (0.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (6.28%) QA
2 415 (4.34%) SLA
3 318 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 277 (2.90%) GDPR
5 259 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 181 (1.89%) PMO
7 102 (1.07%) NIST
8 98 (1.03%) PCI DSS
9 89 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
10 62 (0.65%) COBIT
11 50 (0.52%) GRC
12 44 (0.46%) MiFID
13 36 (0.38%) Solvency II
14 34 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 30 (0.31%) Accessibility
16 28 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
17 24 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 24 (0.25%) IFRS
18 14 (0.15%) EMIR
18 14 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 902 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 197 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 43 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 43 (0.45%) XenApp
5 39 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (0.30%) vSphere
7 26 (0.27%) Docker
8 23 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 20 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 12 (0.13%) Firmware
10 12 (0.13%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.10%) Snort
13 9 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.084%) NFS
14 8 (0.084%) Squid
15 6 (0.063%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.063%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 190 (1.99%) SCCM
2 69 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (0.53%) Nessus
4 34 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 29 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
6 23 (0.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 21 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
7 21 (0.22%) QRadar
8 20 (0.21%) Control-M
8 20 (0.21%) Kibana
9 18 (0.19%) Ansible
9 18 (0.19%) WSUS
10 15 (0.16%) Nexpose
11 14 (0.15%) HP ALM
11 14 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (0.14%) Backup Exec
13 12 (0.13%) AirWatch
13 12 (0.13%) Grafana
13 12 (0.13%) SCOM
13 12 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2,089 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 437 (4.57%) Cisco
3 424 (4.44%) Oracle
4 402 (4.21%) SAP
5 355 (3.71%) VMware
6 264 (2.76%) Google
7 200 (2.09%) Citrix
8 186 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
9 178 (1.86%) ServiceNow
10 120 (1.26%) Adobe
11 105 (1.10%) IBM
12 80 (0.84%) Splunk
13 79 (0.83%) HP
14 76 (0.80%) Informatica
15 73 (0.76%) Alteryx
16 60 (0.63%) Remedy
17 59 (0.62%) JD Edwards
17 59 (0.62%) Red Hat
18 58 (0.61%) Bloomberg
19 54 (0.56%) SolarWinds