Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 10 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 23,087 25,862 33,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.34% 14.61% 15.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.88% 15.14% 16.54%
Number of salaries quoted 18,660 22,164 28,030
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.69% +2.86%

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 166,327 170,795 201,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,125 142,189 168,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -3 21,606 £40,000 - 2,744
UK excluding London -3 13,615 £37,500 +3.45% 1,847
London -4 9,139 £50,000 +5.26% 1,083
South East -4 3,892 £37,500 - 404
North of England -1 3,634 £37,500 +7.14% 539
Midlands -2 2,274 £35,000 -6.67% 320
North West -2 1,791 £37,500 +7.14% 274
Yorkshire -5 1,590 £37,500 +8.70% 217
West Midlands +2 1,549 £36,500 -2.67% 203
South West 0 1,367 £35,000 - 201
East of England -9 1,304 £39,000 +2.63% 193
Scotland +3 812 £38,375 +0.99% 133
East Midlands -3 719 £35,000 -6.67% 115
Wales 0 300 £33,500 +3.08% 53
North East +5 253 £35,936 +5.69% 48
Northern Ireland -7 48 £32,000 +12.28% 4
Isle of Man -1 15 £40,000 -20.00%
Channel Islands -2 8 £32,500 -10.96%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 7,015 (30.39%) Finance
2 5,853 (25.35%) SQL
3 4,796 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4,559 (19.75%) Microsoft
5 4,088 (17.71%) Windows
6 3,941 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
7 3,446 (14.93%) Business Analysis
8 2,916 (12.63%) Degree
9 2,830 (12.26%) ITIL
10 2,353 (10.19%) Active Directory
11 2,338 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 2,331 (10.10%) Microsoft Office
13 2,217 (9.60%) SQL Server
14 2,119 (9.18%) Microsoft Excel
15 2,115 (9.16%) Banking
16 2,028 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
17 1,799 (7.79%) Project Management
18 1,650 (7.15%) SDLC
19 1,563 (6.77%) Analytics
20 1,558 (6.75%) QA
21 1,484 (6.43%) Data Analysis
22 1,476 (6.39%) Test Automation
23 1,467 (6.35%) Oracle
24 1,419 (6.15%) Retail
25 1,408 (6.10%) Windows Server
26 1,399 (6.06%) SAP
27 1,371 (5.94%) Scrum
28 1,347 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
29 1,275 (5.52%) CRM
30 1,146 (4.96%) Linux

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
1 805 (3.49%) MS Exchange
2 730 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 520 (2.25%) SAS
4 379 (1.64%) IIS
5 287 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 247 (1.07%) Skype for Business
7 242 (1.05%) Confluence
8 172 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 149 (0.65%) CMS
10 144 (0.62%) Apache
11 127 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 117 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 74 (0.32%) JBoss
14 72 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
15 59 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
16 57 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
17 56 (0.24%) Apache Spark
18 54 (0.23%) WebSphere
19 47 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
20 44 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2,331 (10.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2,119 (9.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 713 (3.09%) MS Visio
4 635 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 192 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 159 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 101 (0.44%) SPSS
8 20 (0.087%) InfoPath
9 18 (0.078%) Acrobat
9 18 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.048%) S-PLUS
11 9 (0.039%) AutoCAD
11 9 (0.039%) Mingle
12 7 (0.030%) Open Workbench
13 6 (0.026%) CATIA
13 6 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
14 4 (0.017%) Maple
14 4 (0.017%) Maya
14 4 (0.017%) SPSS Modeler
14 4 (0.017%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 306 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 300 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 190 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
4 145 (0.63%) SAP SD
5 131 (0.57%) SAP FI
6 130 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 130 (0.56%) SAP CO
7 129 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
8 115 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
8 115 (0.50%) SAP MM
9 111 (0.48%) NetSuite
10 97 (0.42%) SAP ERP
11 91 (0.39%) SAP PP
12 68 (0.29%) thinkFolio
13 67 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
14 64 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
15 63 (0.27%) Markit EDM
16 58 (0.25%) SAP APO
17 56 (0.24%) Actimize
18 45 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,000 (4.33%) Office 365
2 546 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 342 (1.48%) SaaS
4 318 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
5 250 (1.08%) Google Analytics
6 124 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
7 92 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
8 85 (0.37%) Mimecast
9 71 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 52 (0.23%) IaaS
11 48 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 46 (0.20%) PaaS
13 39 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
14 34 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 31 (0.13%) AdWords
15 31 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
16 30 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
17 29 (0.13%) OneDrive
18 27 (0.12%) GitHub
19 25 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1,083 (4.69%) Firewall
2 683 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 573 (2.48%) WAN
4 543 (2.35%) LAN
5 488 (2.11%) DNS
6 459 (1.99%) Network Security
7 384 (1.66%) DHCP
8 369 (1.60%) VPN
9 305 (1.32%) Internet
10 270 (1.17%) VoIP
11 269 (1.17%) SAN
12 202 (0.87%) Skype
13 147 (0.64%) Wireless
14 139 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
15 131 (0.57%) VLAN
16 126 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
17 121 (0.52%) HTTP
18 106 (0.46%) SMS
19 103 (0.45%) SSL
20 102 (0.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,217 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 874 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 771 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
4 594 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 423 (1.83%) Power BI
6 397 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 355 (1.54%) Big Data
7 355 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
8 354 (1.53%) QlikView
9 290 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
10 270 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 229 (0.99%) Oracle Database
12 214 (0.93%) MySQL
13 199 (0.86%) Data Mining
14 190 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 148 (0.64%) MS Access
16 147 (0.64%) Hadoop
17 129 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
18 119 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
19 96 (0.42%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 949 (4.11%) JIRA
2 743 (3.22%) Selenium
3 308 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 285 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 248 (1.07%) SoapUI
6 205 (0.89%) Visual Studio
7 201 (0.87%) WebDriver
8 145 (0.63%) HP UFT
9 124 (0.54%) Jenkins
10 121 (0.52%) SpecFlow
11 116 (0.50%) Git (software)
12 102 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 79 (0.34%) JMeter
14 65 (0.28%) Toad
15 60 (0.26%) Eclipse
16 53 (0.23%) TeamCity
17 49 (0.21%) Subversion
18 44 (0.19%) Zephyr
19 43 (0.19%) LoadRunner
20 42 (0.18%) ERwin
General
1 7,015 (30.39%) Finance
2 2,115 (9.16%) Banking
3 1,419 (6.15%) Retail
4 1,006 (4.36%) Marketing
5 953 (4.13%) Investment Banking
6 886 (3.84%) Legal
7 751 (3.25%) Law
8 674 (2.92%) Manufacturing
9 631 (2.73%) Retail Banking
10 624 (2.70%) Front Office
11 470 (2.04%) Advertising
12 428 (1.85%) Telecoms
13 416 (1.80%) Back Office
14 196 (0.85%) Games
15 181 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 162 (0.70%) Billing
17 157 (0.68%) Publishing
18 126 (0.55%) German Language
19 121 (0.52%) French Language
20 105 (0.45%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 962 (4.17%) .NET
2 543 (2.35%) XML
3 454 (1.97%) HTML
4 448 (1.94%) Web Services
5 256 (1.11%) CSS
6 250 (1.08%) SOAP
7 206 (0.89%) ASP.NET
8 149 (0.65%) REST
9 143 (0.62%) Middleware
10 134 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
11 116 (0.50%) Gherkin
12 111 (0.48%) .NET Framework
13 105 (0.45%) EDI
13 105 (0.45%) JSON
14 104 (0.45%) AngularJS
15 102 (0.44%) J2EE
16 96 (0.42%) jQuery
17 92 (0.40%) RESTful
18 64 (0.28%) Mason
19 61 (0.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3,941 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 1,032 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 1,006 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 433 (1.88%) User Experience
5 405 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 379 (1.64%) Fintech
7 351 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 320 (1.39%) Derivative
9 317 (1.37%) Equities
10 280 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 261 (1.13%) Fixed Income
12 229 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 193 (0.84%) Blackberry
13 193 (0.84%) Driving Licence
13 193 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
14 192 (0.83%) Credit Risk
15 186 (0.81%) Data Structures
16 170 (0.74%) iPhone
16 170 (0.74%) Virtual Team
17 169 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4,088 (17.71%) Windows
2 1,408 (6.10%) Windows Server
3 1,146 (4.96%) Linux
4 1,137 (4.92%) Windows 7
5 908 (3.93%) Unix
6 667 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 657 (2.85%) Windows 10
8 629 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 323 (1.40%) Windows 8
10 218 (0.94%) Android
11 205 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 177 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 137 (0.59%) Windows XP
14 130 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 93 (0.40%) Solaris
16 75 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 70 (0.30%) AIX
18 56 (0.24%) Mac OS
19 36 (0.16%) Windows Vista
20 33 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,796 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3,446 (14.93%) Business Analysis
3 2,830 (12.26%) ITIL
4 2,338 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 2,028 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
6 1,799 (7.79%) Project Management
7 1,650 (7.15%) SDLC
8 1,563 (6.77%) Analytics
9 1,484 (6.43%) Data Analysis
10 1,476 (6.39%) Test Automation
11 1,371 (5.94%) Scrum
12 1,347 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1,275 (5.52%) CRM
14 1,116 (4.83%) Information Security
15 1,083 (4.69%) Asset Management
16 1,077 (4.66%) User Stories
17 1,006 (4.36%) Change Management
18 950 (4.11%) ERP
19 901 (3.90%) Waterfall
20 840 (3.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5,853 (25.35%) SQL
2 1,028 (4.45%) Java
3 1,008 (4.37%) C#
4 743 (3.22%) Python
5 565 (2.45%) T-SQL
6 554 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 447 (1.94%) VBA
8 424 (1.84%) PowerShell
9 422 (1.83%) R
10 340 (1.47%) PL/SQL
11 236 (1.02%) C++
12 227 (0.98%) C
13 216 (0.94%) VB
14 177 (0.77%) Perl
15 175 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 171 (0.74%) ABAP
17 159 (0.69%) PHP
18 132 (0.57%) Ruby
19 126 (0.55%) MATLAB
20 121 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,916 (12.63%) Degree
2 836 (3.62%) ISEB
3 701 (3.04%) Security Cleared
4 673 (2.92%) CISSP
5 519 (2.25%) ISTQB
6 500 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 467 (2.02%) SC Cleared
8 435 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 343 (1.49%) CISM
10 323 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
11 290 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
12 283 (1.23%) CCNA
13 268 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 236 (1.02%) GIAC
15 215 (0.93%) MCSE
16 191 (0.83%) MCP
17 178 (0.77%) MCSA
18 162 (0.70%) CISA
19 155 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
20 152 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,558 (6.75%) QA
2 964 (4.18%) SLA
3 527 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 504 (2.18%) PMO
5 464 (2.01%) Data Quality
6 380 (1.65%) GDPR
7 261 (1.13%) PCI DSS
8 142 (0.62%) MiFID
9 125 (0.54%) COBIT
10 112 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 64 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 64 (0.28%) EMIR
12 63 (0.27%) Solvency II
13 61 (0.26%) ISO 9001
14 57 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 50 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
16 43 (0.19%) Basel III
17 28 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 28 (0.12%) SEPA
18 21 (0.091%) IFRS
System Software
1 2,353 (10.19%) Active Directory
2 653 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 297 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 136 (0.59%) XenApp
5 116 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 104 (0.45%) vSphere
7 96 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 54 (0.23%) Docker
8 54 (0.23%) Snort
9 48 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 41 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 38 (0.16%) Terminal Services
11 38 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 26 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (0.100%) DFS Replication
14 20 (0.087%) BitLocker
15 16 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
16 15 (0.065%) XenServer
17 12 (0.052%) Firmware
17 12 (0.052%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 446 (1.93%) SCCM
2 146 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 134 (0.58%) SCOM
4 105 (0.45%) Nessus
5 60 (0.26%) Backup Exec
6 59 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 58 (0.25%) QRadar
7 58 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 52 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
9 51 (0.22%) WSUS
10 44 (0.19%) CSIRT
11 42 (0.18%) Puppet
12 40 (0.17%) AirWatch
13 37 (0.16%) Ansible
14 33 (0.14%) Nagios
15 32 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
15 32 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 30 (0.13%) vCenter Server
17 27 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
18 24 (0.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4,559 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 1,467 (6.35%) Oracle
3 1,399 (6.06%) SAP
4 1,067 (4.62%) VMware
5 831 (3.60%) Citrix
6 750 (3.25%) Cisco
7 667 (2.89%) Tableau
8 489 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
9 403 (1.75%) Google
10 386 (1.67%) HP
11 250 (1.08%) Adobe
12 229 (0.99%) IBM
13 218 (0.94%) Apple
14 196 (0.85%) CheckPoint
15 195 (0.84%) ServiceNow
16 161 (0.70%) Remedy
17 160 (0.69%) Dell
18 153 (0.66%) Cognos
19 149 (0.65%) iManage
20 141 (0.61%) Splunk