Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 21,159 24,538 28,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 14.08% 14.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.49% 14.68% 15.39%
Number of salaries quoted 17,187 19,355 24,472
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -1.37% +1.39% -

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 156,873 167,151 184,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 133,833 154,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 October 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 October 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 19,898 £40,000 - 2,291
UK excluding London 0 12,409 £36,000 -1.37% 1,628
London -3 8,374 £50,000 - 816
South East 0 3,597 £38,500 +2.67% 347
North of England +2 3,276 £35,000 - 496
Midlands -1 1,941 £35,000 -2.78% 301
North West +3 1,704 £37,250 +6.43% 243
East of England +3 1,449 £36,000 -4.00% 172
Yorkshire -3 1,350 £35,000 -2.78% 209
West Midlands +2 1,246 £35,000 -2.78% 202
South West -2 1,226 £35,000 - 160
East Midlands -4 694 £37,000 +2.78% 98
Scotland -5 620 £35,000 -12.50% 82
Wales +3 309 £31,500 -4.55% 59
North East -4 223 £35,000 - 44
Northern Ireland -6 30 £33,750 -3.57% 10
Channel Islands +3 22 £32,500 - 2
Isle of Man -8 1 £32,500 -18.75%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5,844 (27.62%) Finance
2 5,309 (25.09%) SQL
3 4,770 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
4 4,217 (19.93%) Microsoft
5 3,730 (17.63%) Windows
6 3,512 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
7 2,854 (13.49%) Business Analysis
8 2,811 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
9 2,722 (12.86%) ITIL
10 2,709 (12.80%) Degree
11 2,251 (10.64%) Active Directory
12 2,122 (10.03%) SQL Server
13 2,109 (9.97%) Microsoft Office
14 2,028 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 1,972 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
16 1,763 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
17 1,617 (7.64%) Project Management
18 1,506 (7.12%) QA
19 1,477 (6.98%) Test Automation
20 1,463 (6.91%) Analytics
21 1,437 (6.79%) Retail
22 1,411 (6.67%) Banking
23 1,371 (6.48%) Scrum
24 1,317 (6.22%) SDLC
25 1,305 (6.17%) Oracle
26 1,266 (5.98%) Office 365
27 1,240 (5.86%) Windows Server
28 1,232 (5.82%) User Stories
29 1,203 (5.69%) Information Security
30 1,160 (5.48%) Waterfall

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
1 683 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 601 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 299 (1.41%) Confluence
4 295 (1.39%) SAS
5 244 (1.15%) IIS
6 204 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 167 (0.79%) Skype for Business
8 156 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 97 (0.46%) CMS
10 86 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 80 (0.38%) JBoss
12 75 (0.35%) Apache
13 73 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 69 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 63 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
16 51 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
16 51 (0.24%) WebLogic
17 48 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 40 (0.19%) Apache Spark
19 35 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2,109 (9.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1,972 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 624 (2.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 494 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 192 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 97 (0.46%) SPSS
7 74 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 34 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.066%) Stata
10 9 (0.043%) AutoCAD
10 9 (0.043%) Mingle
11 8 (0.038%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.028%) Open Workbench
13 5 (0.024%) Gliffy
14 4 (0.019%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.019%) EngageOne
14 4 (0.019%) EViews
14 4 (0.019%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.019%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 208 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 186 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 124 (0.59%) SAP FI
4 120 (0.57%) SAP CO
5 119 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
6 102 (0.48%) NetSuite
7 95 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
8 94 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
9 72 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
10 62 (0.29%) SAP SD
11 61 (0.29%) SAP ERP
11 61 (0.29%) SAP MM
12 57 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
13 53 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 52 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
15 48 (0.23%) Magento
15 48 (0.23%) SAP PP
16 47 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
17 40 (0.19%) SAP HR
18 37 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,266 (5.98%) Office 365
2 661 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 360 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 308 (1.46%) SaaS
5 207 (0.98%) Google Analytics
6 118 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 104 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 73 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
9 63 (0.30%) Mimecast
10 54 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
11 53 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 52 (0.25%) PaaS
13 47 (0.22%) G Suite
14 45 (0.21%) IaaS
15 42 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
16 39 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
17 38 (0.18%) GitHub
18 35 (0.17%) Slack
19 33 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
20 27 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 965 (4.56%) Firewall
2 650 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 610 (2.88%) LAN
4 580 (2.74%) WAN
5 452 (2.14%) DNS
6 410 (1.94%) Network Security
7 359 (1.70%) VPN
8 341 (1.61%) DHCP
9 294 (1.39%) Internet
10 241 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
11 231 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
12 211 (1.00%) VoIP
13 198 (0.94%) SAN
14 188 (0.89%) Wireless
15 150 (0.71%) Skype
16 108 (0.51%) SMS
16 108 (0.51%) VLAN
17 98 (0.46%) Wireshark
18 91 (0.43%) HTTP
19 86 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,122 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 799 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
3 777 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 648 (3.06%) Power BI
5 603 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 534 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 297 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
8 296 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 289 (1.37%) Big Data
10 246 (1.16%) QlikView
11 238 (1.12%) MySQL
12 225 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
13 195 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
14 185 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 171 (0.81%) Oracle Database
16 147 (0.69%) Data Mining
17 146 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
18 134 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
19 128 (0.60%) Hadoop
20 113 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 842 (3.98%) JIRA
2 760 (3.59%) Selenium
3 305 (1.44%) Cucumber
4 260 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 252 (1.19%) WebDriver
6 201 (0.95%) Visual Studio
7 172 (0.81%) Git (software)
8 157 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 157 (0.74%) SoapUI
9 146 (0.69%) SpecFlow
10 139 (0.66%) JMeter
11 107 (0.51%) HP UFT
12 102 (0.48%) LoadRunner
13 73 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 69 (0.33%) Maven
15 64 (0.30%) TeamCity
16 58 (0.27%) Subversion
17 55 (0.26%) Eclipse
18 48 (0.23%) JUnit
19 43 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5,844 (27.62%) Finance
2 1,437 (6.79%) Retail
3 1,411 (6.67%) Banking
4 883 (4.17%) Marketing
5 771 (3.64%) Legal
6 589 (2.78%) Law
7 502 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 499 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 404 (1.91%) Front Office
10 394 (1.86%) Back Office
11 393 (1.86%) Advertising
12 326 (1.54%) Investment Banking
13 223 (1.05%) Games
14 200 (0.95%) Billing
15 163 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 139 (0.66%) Publishing
17 104 (0.49%) Retail Banking
18 97 (0.46%) Electronics
19 86 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
20 83 (0.39%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 941 (4.45%) .NET
2 548 (2.59%) HTML
3 526 (2.49%) XML
4 375 (1.77%) Web Services
5 307 (1.45%) CSS
6 210 (0.99%) SOAP
7 204 (0.96%) ASP.NET
8 191 (0.90%) REST
9 166 (0.78%) Gherkin
10 149 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
11 148 (0.70%) JSON
12 115 (0.54%) Middleware
13 103 (0.49%) .NET Framework
14 100 (0.47%) AngularJS
15 99 (0.47%) jQuery
16 80 (0.38%) EDI
17 68 (0.32%) HTML5
18 66 (0.31%) RESTful
19 56 (0.26%) Spring
20 54 (0.26%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3,512 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
2 885 (4.18%) Management Information System
3 816 (3.86%) Computer Science
4 761 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 504 (2.38%) Fintech
6 489 (2.31%) User Experience
7 303 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 298 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 286 (1.35%) Derivative
10 236 (1.12%) Equities
11 214 (1.01%) Mobile App
12 213 (1.01%) Fixed Income
13 199 (0.94%) Hedge funds
14 181 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
15 173 (0.82%) Driving Licence
16 167 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
17 165 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
18 158 (0.75%) Data Structures
19 153 (0.72%) Virtual Team
20 150 (0.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 3,730 (17.63%) Windows
2 1,240 (5.86%) Windows Server
3 1,134 (5.36%) Linux
4 1,004 (4.75%) Windows 7
5 871 (4.12%) Windows 10
6 715 (3.38%) Unix
7 503 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 476 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 186 (0.88%) Windows 8
10 184 (0.87%) Android
11 151 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 142 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 133 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 120 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 88 (0.42%) Windows XP
16 63 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 62 (0.29%) AIX
18 61 (0.29%) Solaris
19 45 (0.21%) CentOS
20 24 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,770 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
2 2,854 (13.49%) Business Analysis
3 2,811 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
4 2,722 (12.86%) ITIL
5 2,028 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,763 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1,617 (7.64%) Project Management
8 1,477 (6.98%) Test Automation
9 1,463 (6.91%) Analytics
10 1,371 (6.48%) Scrum
11 1,317 (6.22%) SDLC
12 1,232 (5.82%) User Stories
13 1,203 (5.69%) Information Security
14 1,160 (5.48%) Waterfall
15 1,129 (5.34%) Change Management
16 1,111 (5.25%) Data Analysis
17 1,048 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
18 964 (4.56%) Service Management
19 945 (4.47%) CRM
20 794 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5,309 (25.09%) SQL
2 1,102 (5.21%) Java
3 1,064 (5.03%) C#
4 798 (3.77%) Python
5 689 (3.26%) T-SQL
6 680 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 600 (2.84%) PowerShell
8 437 (2.07%) VBA
9 322 (1.52%) PL/SQL
9 322 (1.52%) R
10 283 (1.34%) C
11 237 (1.12%) C++
12 201 (0.95%) VB
13 198 (0.94%) Bash Shell
14 191 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 165 (0.78%) Perl
16 151 (0.71%) PHP
17 101 (0.48%) VB.NET
18 100 (0.47%) VBScript
19 83 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2,709 (12.80%) Degree
2 727 (3.44%) ISEB
3 592 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 586 (2.77%) CISSP
5 489 (2.31%) ISTQB
6 393 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 378 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 378 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 359 (1.70%) SC Cleared
9 298 (1.41%) CCNA
10 285 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 253 (1.20%) CISM
12 216 (1.02%) CEH
13 211 (1.00%) SANS
14 207 (0.98%) MCSE
15 182 (0.86%) MCP
16 179 (0.85%) CISA
16 179 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 137 (0.65%) CCNP
18 129 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,506 (7.12%) QA
2 858 (4.06%) SLA
3 685 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 436 (2.06%) PMO
5 421 (1.99%) Data Quality
6 410 (1.94%) GDPR
7 277 (1.31%) PCI DSS
8 107 (0.51%) COBIT
9 96 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 88 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 71 (0.34%) MiFID
12 54 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 43 (0.20%) SEPA
14 38 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 36 (0.17%) IFRS
16 33 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 29 (0.14%) EMIR
17 29 (0.14%) Solvency II
18 24 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 22 (0.10%) P3O
System Software
1 2,251 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 599 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 106 (0.50%) XenApp
5 89 (0.42%) vSphere
6 74 (0.35%) Docker
6 74 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 59 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 58 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 42 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 41 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
12 36 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 30 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 23 (0.11%) DFS Replication
15 22 (0.10%) Snort
16 21 (0.099%) Firmware
17 18 (0.085%) Terminal Server
18 16 (0.076%) XenServer
19 14 (0.066%) Xen
Systems Management
1 434 (2.05%) SCCM
2 95 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 77 (0.36%) HP ALM
4 71 (0.34%) Control-M
5 69 (0.33%) Nessus
6 67 (0.32%) Puppet
7 60 (0.28%) SCOM
8 58 (0.27%) Ansible
9 53 (0.25%) QRadar
10 48 (0.23%) RSA Security Analytics
11 46 (0.22%) Nagios
11 46 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
12 43 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 42 (0.20%) Stealthwatch
14 41 (0.19%) Perfmon
15 39 (0.18%) Backup Exec
15 39 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 36 (0.17%) WSUS
17 35 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
18 31 (0.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4,217 (19.93%) Microsoft
2 1,305 (6.17%) Oracle
3 1,028 (4.86%) SAP
4 941 (4.45%) VMware
5 806 (3.81%) Cisco
6 707 (3.34%) Citrix
7 631 (2.98%) Tableau
8 408 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 356 (1.68%) Google
10 337 (1.59%) HP
11 309 (1.46%) ServiceNow
12 265 (1.25%) IBM
13 218 (1.03%) Adobe
14 212 (1.00%) Apple
15 198 (0.94%) Splunk
16 186 (0.88%) Remedy
17 180 (0.85%) CheckPoint
18 167 (0.79%) SolarWinds
19 161 (0.76%) Red Hat
20 160 (0.76%) Cognos