Period
to 29 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 4,639 16,752 21,255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.33% 12.16% 12.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.81% 12.71% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,278 13,955 17,619
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £36,675 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.61% +1.88% -2.70%

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 47,265 131,763 157,991
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.66% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 39,109 105,399 127,161
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 -8 4,310 £45,000 +12.50% 616
UK excluding London -9 2,647 £38,000 +3.61% 453
London -7 1,887 £55,000 +15.79% 191
South East -8 770 £44,000 +10.00% 130
North of England -9 719 £37,500 +7.14% 113
Midlands -5 470 £36,000 +2.86% 86
Work from Home +29 432 £42,500 -5.56% 89
North West -9 381 £38,250 +2.00% 54
West Midlands -8 298 £35,000 +0.07% 56
Yorkshire -10 294 £40,000 +14.29% 53
South West -17 272 £32,500 -7.14% 39
East Midlands -1 171 £38,000 +8.57% 30
East of England -12 170 £32,500 -18.75% 53
Scotland -9 113 £37,000 -1.33% 17
Wales -3 98 £35,000 +2.94% 13
North East -23 44 £31,500 -3.08% 6
Northern Ireland -6 31 £28,750 -17.86% 3
Channel Islands +6 5 £55,000 +124.49%
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 1,313 (28.30%) SQL
2 1,235 (26.62%) Finance
3 1,007 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
4 931 (20.07%) Microsoft
5 743 (16.02%) Windows
6 686 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
7 583 (12.57%) Business Analysis
8 524 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
9 509 (10.97%) Azure
10 500 (10.78%) ITIL
11 493 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
12 489 (10.54%) SQL Server
13 479 (10.33%) Active Directory
14 471 (10.15%) Degree
15 464 (10.00%) Office 365
16 410 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
17 395 (8.51%) Python
18 387 (8.34%) Analytics
19 382 (8.23%) Microsoft Excel
20 369 (7.95%) Requirements Gathering
21 368 (7.93%) Power Platform
22 356 (7.67%) Power BI
23 348 (7.50%) Test Automation
24 340 (7.33%) QA
25 331 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
26 328 (7.07%) Information Security
27 307 (6.62%) Data Analysis
28 292 (6.29%) User Stories
29 289 (6.23%) AWS
30 283 (6.10%) Cybersecurity

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
1 212 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 107 (2.31%) Confluence
3 99 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 42 (0.91%) CMS
5 37 (0.80%) IIS
6 26 (0.56%) SAS
7 18 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.30%) Apache
10 13 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.26%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.22%) WordPress
13 8 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.17%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.17%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 382 (8.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 331 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
3 101 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 91 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.11%) SPSS
9 2 (0.043%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.043%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.043%) Mathcad
9 2 (0.043%) Quantrix
10 1 (0.022%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.022%) InVision
10 1 (0.022%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.022%) Simulink
10 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.022%) Stata
10 1 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 107 (2.31%) Markit EDM
2 100 (2.16%) Eagle PACE
3 75 (1.62%) PolarLake
4 46 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 44 (0.95%) SAP SD
6 27 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
6 27 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
7 24 (0.52%) SAP MM
8 23 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
8 23 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
9 22 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
10 21 (0.45%) Sentinel
11 19 (0.41%) NetSuite
12 18 (0.39%) SAP FI
13 17 (0.37%) SAP CO
13 17 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
14 15 (0.32%) Magento
14 15 (0.32%) SAP ERP
15 13 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
16 12 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 509 (10.97%) Azure
2 464 (10.00%) Office 365
3 368 (7.93%) Power Platform
4 289 (6.23%) AWS
5 126 (2.72%) SaaS
6 69 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
7 59 (1.27%) GCP
7 59 (1.27%) Google Analytics
8 38 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
11 24 (0.52%) PaaS
12 22 (0.47%) Mimecast
12 22 (0.47%) OneDrive
12 22 (0.47%) PowerApps
13 20 (0.43%) IaaS
14 17 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
15 15 (0.32%) Logic Apps
16 14 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
16 14 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 232 (5.00%) Firewall
2 146 (3.15%) DNS
3 144 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 121 (2.61%) WAN
5 119 (2.57%) LAN
6 112 (2.41%) Skype
7 100 (2.16%) DHCP
8 90 (1.94%) VPN
9 73 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
10 69 (1.49%) Network Security
10 69 (1.49%) Wireless
11 56 (1.21%) SAN
12 55 (1.19%) Internet
12 55 (1.19%) Unified Communications
13 46 (0.99%) iSCSI
14 45 (0.97%) VoIP
15 42 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
15 42 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
16 33 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
17 27 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 356 (7.67%) Power BI
3 235 (5.07%) Tableau
4 190 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
5 189 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 173 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 78 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 58 (1.25%) Big Data
8 58 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 53 (1.14%) QlikView
10 41 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
11 40 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 39 (0.84%) Data Lake
13 35 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
14 34 (0.73%) MySQL
15 33 (0.71%) Oracle Database
16 32 (0.69%) Looker
17 29 (0.63%) BigQuery
18 24 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
19 21 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 259 (5.58%) JIRA
2 228 (4.91%) Selenium
3 94 (2.03%) WebDriver
4 85 (1.83%) Cucumber
5 72 (1.55%) SpecFlow
6 57 (1.23%) Postman
7 49 (1.06%) Git (software)
8 41 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (0.78%) Visual Studio
10 35 (0.75%) Appium
11 29 (0.63%) JMeter
12 25 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
13 24 (0.52%) Jenkins
13 24 (0.52%) SoapUI
14 22 (0.47%) Cypress.io
15 20 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
15 20 (0.43%) Subversion
16 19 (0.41%) Metasploit
16 19 (0.41%) TeamCity
17 17 (0.37%) TestRail
General
1 1,235 (26.62%) Finance
2 189 (4.07%) Banking
3 172 (3.71%) Front Office
4 169 (3.64%) Back Office
5 141 (3.04%) Marketing
6 137 (2.95%) Retail
7 131 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 112 (2.41%) Law
9 111 (2.39%) Legal
10 103 (2.22%) Telecoms
11 86 (1.85%) Public Sector
12 73 (1.57%) Advertising
13 37 (0.80%) Games
14 35 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 28 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 28 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
16 27 (0.58%) Electronics
17 21 (0.45%) Local Government
18 20 (0.43%) Billing
19 18 (0.39%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (4.18%) .NET
2 143 (3.08%) Web Services
3 64 (1.38%) HTML
4 59 (1.27%) XML
5 46 (0.99%) JSON
6 42 (0.91%) Gherkin
7 41 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
8 38 (0.82%) CSS
9 36 (0.78%) EDI
10 34 (0.73%) RESTful
11 29 (0.63%) Middleware
11 29 (0.63%) SOAP
12 27 (0.58%) ASP.NET
12 27 (0.58%) jQuery
12 27 (0.58%) Pandas
13 21 (0.45%) .NET Framework
14 18 (0.39%) REST
15 17 (0.37%) AngularJS
16 16 (0.34%) Node.js
17 15 (0.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 686 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 151 (3.26%) Fixed Income
3 151 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
4 131 (2.82%) Equities
5 129 (2.78%) Hedge funds
6 126 (2.72%) Reference Data
7 111 (2.39%) User Experience
8 96 (2.07%) Data Centre
9 83 (1.79%) Derivative
10 74 (1.60%) Mobile App
11 61 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
12 59 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
13 47 (1.01%) Reinsurance
14 45 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
15 41 (0.88%) Driving Licence
16 38 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
17 35 (0.75%) Data Structures
18 34 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 31 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 743 (16.02%) Windows
2 235 (5.07%) Windows Server
3 202 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 188 (4.05%) Linux
5 97 (2.09%) Unix
6 88 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 49 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
10 45 (0.97%) Android
11 35 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
13 15 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.28%) Solaris
15 11 (0.24%) Kali Linux
15 11 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.19%) CentOS
16 9 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,007 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (12.57%) Business Analysis
3 524 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
4 500 (10.78%) ITIL
5 493 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
6 410 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 387 (8.34%) Analytics
8 369 (7.95%) Requirements Gathering
9 348 (7.50%) Test Automation
10 328 (7.07%) Information Security
11 307 (6.62%) Data Analysis
12 292 (6.29%) User Stories
13 283 (6.10%) Cybersecurity
14 263 (5.67%) Project Management
15 249 (5.37%) SDLC
16 240 (5.17%) Scrum
17 211 (4.55%) Change Management
18 207 (4.46%) Visualisation
19 202 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
20 192 (4.14%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1,313 (28.30%) SQL
2 395 (8.51%) Python
3 225 (4.85%) C#
4 160 (3.45%) Java
5 143 (3.08%) PowerShell
6 134 (2.89%) R
7 109 (2.35%) JavaScript
8 101 (2.18%) T-SQL
9 78 (1.68%) VBA
10 49 (1.06%) C
11 40 (0.86%) C++
12 37 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 33 (0.71%) VB.NET
14 29 (0.63%) PHP
14 29 (0.63%) PL/SQL
14 29 (0.63%) TypeScript
15 27 (0.58%) VB
16 20 (0.43%) Perl
17 18 (0.39%) MATLAB
18 13 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 471 (10.15%) Degree
2 208 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 125 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 114 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 111 (2.39%) CISSP
6 95 (2.05%) ISEB
7 85 (1.83%) ISTQB
8 83 (1.79%) CISM
9 67 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 62 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 61 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
12 57 (1.23%) DV Cleared
13 47 (1.01%) CISA
14 40 (0.86%) MCSA
15 32 (0.69%) MCSE
16 31 (0.67%) MCP
17 29 (0.63%) GCIH
17 29 (0.63%) PhD
17 29 (0.63%) SANS
18 28 (0.60%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (7.33%) QA
2 174 (3.75%) SLA
3 151 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 125 (2.69%) GDPR
5 115 (2.48%) Data Quality
6 105 (2.26%) NIST
7 52 (1.12%) PMO
8 40 (0.86%) COBIT
9 35 (0.75%) PCI DSS
10 31 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 30 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
11 30 (0.65%) MiFID
12 26 (0.56%) EMIR
13 16 (0.34%) NIST 800
14 14 (0.30%) IFRS
14 14 (0.30%) ISO 31000
15 11 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 10 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
17 9 (0.19%) ITGC
18 8 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 479 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 112 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 30 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (0.60%) vSphere
5 28 (0.60%) XenApp
6 22 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 20 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.28%) Docker
9 11 (0.24%) Snort
10 9 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.11%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.11%) Firmware
13 5 (0.11%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.065%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.043%) Cygwin
15 2 (0.043%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 97 (2.09%) SCCM
2 41 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (0.50%) WSUS
4 20 (0.43%) Grafana
5 19 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 17 (0.37%) Nessus
6 17 (0.37%) QRadar
7 15 (0.32%) SCOrch
8 14 (0.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 13 (0.28%) AirWatch
9 13 (0.28%) CSIRT
10 12 (0.26%) Terraform
11 10 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.19%) Puppet
13 8 (0.17%) Packer
13 8 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.15%) Kubernetes
14 7 (0.15%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 931 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 247 (5.32%) Oracle
3 221 (4.76%) SAP
4 205 (4.42%) VMware
5 156 (3.36%) Citrix
6 150 (3.23%) Bloomberg
7 133 (2.87%) Cisco
8 105 (2.26%) Google
9 53 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 53 (1.14%) ServiceNow
10 51 (1.10%) Splunk
11 45 (0.97%) Reuters
12 39 (0.84%) Apple
13 35 (0.75%) IBM
14 34 (0.73%) SolarWinds
15 31 (0.67%) FactSet
16 29 (0.63%) Sophos
17 28 (0.60%) iManage
17 28 (0.60%) LogRhythm
18 26 (0.56%) Meraki