Period
to 2 December 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 21 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 13,035 5,147 15,976
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.10% 9.24% 11.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.06% 9.72% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10,016 4,377 13,013
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,825 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +2.78%

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 117,834 52,965 128,448
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.34% 95.13% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82,218 44,577 104,174
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,071 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +4 11,476 £45,000 - 1,780
UK excluding London +7 7,577 £40,000 +6.67% 1,306
London -3 4,670 £55,000 - 601
Work from Home +11 2,323 £50,000 +17.65% 254
South East +5 1,954 £42,500 -1.16% 303
North of England +7 1,873 £40,000 +5.26% 327
Midlands +6 1,369 £38,500 +6.94% 289
North West +9 1,016 £41,000 +7.89% 174
West Midlands +5 935 £40,000 +6.67% 190
East of England +12 754 £38,250 +17.69% 137
South West +7 710 £37,500 +15.38% 117
Yorkshire 0 701 £37,500 -6.25% 107
Scotland +20 559 £37,500 - 96
East Midlands +3 426 £37,500 +7.14% 96
Wales +4 263 £33,500 -4.29% 27
North East +17 160 £35,000 +2.94% 46
Northern Ireland +9 119 £32,500 +13.04% 9
Channel Islands -4 13 £72,500 +31.82%
Isle of Man +7 6 £37,500 +2.74% 1

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 4,145 (31.80%) Social Skills
2 3,359 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3,328 (25.53%) SQL
4 3,295 (25.28%) Finance
5 2,660 (20.41%) Microsoft
6 2,592 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
7 2,189 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
8 1,855 (14.23%) Windows
9 1,812 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
10 1,648 (12.64%) Business Analysis
11 1,640 (12.58%) Analytics
12 1,491 (11.44%) Microsoft 365
13 1,457 (11.18%) Degree
14 1,446 (11.09%) Microsoft Excel
15 1,390 (10.66%) Azure
16 1,348 (10.34%) Power Platform
17 1,339 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 1,300 (9.97%) Power BI
19 1,269 (9.74%) Active Directory
20 1,179 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
21 1,139 (8.74%) ITIL
22 1,077 (8.26%) User Stories
23 1,056 (8.10%) Requirements Gathering
24 994 (7.63%) Visualisation
25 978 (7.50%) Python
26 959 (7.36%) QA
27 939 (7.20%) Data Analysis
28 929 (7.13%) Project Management
29 861 (6.61%) SQL Server
30 835 (6.41%) Scrum

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
1 473 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 300 (2.30%) Confluence
3 257 (1.97%) SAS
4 248 (1.90%) MS Exchange
5 117 (0.90%) CMS
6 76 (0.58%) IIS
7 34 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 31 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 29 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 26 (0.20%) GeoServer
11 24 (0.18%) Skype for Business
12 20 (0.15%) Apache
13 17 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
14 16 (0.12%) Mendix
14 16 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
15 12 (0.092%) JBoss
16 11 (0.084%) Drupal
16 11 (0.084%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.084%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.077%) WordPress
Applications
1 1,446 (11.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,179 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
3 326 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 271 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 79 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 69 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
7 30 (0.23%) SPSS
8 16 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
9 15 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 14 (0.11%) Gliffy
11 12 (0.092%) Chatbot
12 10 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.077%) InVision
13 7 (0.054%) Windchill
14 6 (0.046%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.046%) Photoshop
14 6 (0.046%) PlantUML
14 6 (0.046%) Stata
15 5 (0.038%) InDesign
16 4 (0.031%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 96 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (0.63%) NetSuite
3 81 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 70 (0.54%) SAP ERP
5 57 (0.44%) SAP MM
6 52 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
7 49 (0.38%) SAP APO
8 47 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
8 47 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
9 41 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
10 40 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
11 35 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
12 34 (0.26%) SAP Business One
12 34 (0.26%) SAP SD
13 33 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
13 33 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 31 (0.24%) SAP SCM
15 28 (0.21%) Sentinel
16 26 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
17 25 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1,491 (11.44%) Microsoft 365
2 1,390 (10.66%) Azure
3 1,348 (10.34%) Power Platform
4 545 (4.18%) AWS
5 342 (2.62%) SaaS
6 228 (1.75%) Google Analytics
7 212 (1.63%) GCP
8 205 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
9 127 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 122 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
11 102 (0.78%) Power Automate
12 99 (0.76%) Serverless
13 96 (0.74%) PowerApps
14 75 (0.58%) OpenShift
15 73 (0.56%) OneDrive
16 65 (0.50%) PaaS
16 65 (0.50%) Snowflake
17 57 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
17 57 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
18 53 (0.41%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 485 (3.72%) Firewall
2 330 (2.53%) DNS
3 277 (2.13%) DHCP
4 275 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 252 (1.93%) VPN
6 230 (1.76%) WAN
7 228 (1.75%) LAN
8 143 (1.10%) Network Security
9 138 (1.06%) Internet
10 93 (0.71%) Wireless
11 83 (0.64%) Broadband
11 83 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
12 79 (0.61%) VoIP
13 78 (0.60%) HTTP
14 75 (0.58%) VLAN
15 74 (0.57%) Intranet
16 63 (0.48%) SAN
17 59 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
18 47 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
19 45 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,300 (9.97%) Power BI
2 861 (6.61%) SQL Server
3 803 (6.16%) Tableau
4 550 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
5 330 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 285 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 282 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 204 (1.57%) Big Data
9 167 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
10 131 (1.00%) Looker
11 126 (0.97%) BigQuery
11 126 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
12 110 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 109 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
14 106 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
15 104 (0.80%) QlikView
16 101 (0.77%) MySQL
17 96 (0.74%) Data Lake
17 96 (0.74%) Data Mining
18 67 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 831 (6.38%) JIRA
2 247 (1.89%) Postman
3 237 (1.82%) Selenium
4 225 (1.73%) Git (software)
5 184 (1.41%) JMeter
6 156 (1.20%) REST Assured
7 142 (1.09%) Newman
8 109 (0.84%) Jenkins
9 64 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 50 (0.38%) SoapUI
11 49 (0.38%) Visual Studio
12 47 (0.36%) WebDriver
13 40 (0.31%) SpecFlow
14 38 (0.29%) Cucumber
15 36 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 29 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
17 21 (0.16%) HP UFT
18 20 (0.15%) Maven
19 19 (0.15%) RStudio
19 19 (0.15%) Zephyr
General
1 4,145 (31.80%) Social Skills
2 3,295 (25.28%) Finance
3 2,592 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
4 753 (5.78%) Retail
5 639 (4.90%) Marketing
6 619 (4.75%) Banking
7 538 (4.13%) Legal
8 470 (3.61%) Law
9 425 (3.26%) Presentation Skills
10 405 (3.11%) Organisational Skills
11 381 (2.92%) Manufacturing
12 356 (2.73%) Public Sector
13 290 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
14 251 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
15 241 (1.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 226 (1.73%) Advertising
17 223 (1.71%) Telecoms
18 197 (1.51%) Back Office
19 164 (1.26%) Games
20 140 (1.07%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (2.65%) .NET
2 231 (1.77%) XML
3 206 (1.58%) RESTful
4 172 (1.32%) HTML
5 160 (1.23%) Web Services
6 149 (1.14%) REST
7 121 (0.93%) React
8 109 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 106 (0.81%) CSS
10 94 (0.72%) EDI
11 92 (0.71%) JSON
12 82 (0.63%) Spring
13 72 (0.55%) Java EE
14 70 (0.54%) SOAP
14 70 (0.54%) Spring Boot
15 68 (0.52%) XSLT
16 66 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
17 57 (0.44%) Middleware
18 51 (0.39%) Kafka
19 47 (0.36%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 778 (5.97%) Management Information System
2 526 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
3 506 (3.88%) User Experience
4 176 (1.35%) Virtual Team
5 161 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
6 156 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 146 (1.12%) Reinsurance
8 141 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 127 (0.97%) Driving Licence
10 122 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
11 115 (0.88%) Life Science
12 113 (0.87%) Social Media
13 102 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
14 101 (0.77%) Data Centre
15 99 (0.76%) Derivative
16 97 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
17 91 (0.70%) Fixed Income
17 91 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 86 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
19 80 (0.61%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1,855 (14.23%) Windows
2 786 (6.03%) Windows 10
3 637 (4.89%) Windows Server
4 469 (3.60%) Linux
5 252 (1.93%) Unix
6 230 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 191 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
8 153 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 148 (1.14%) Android
10 133 (1.02%) Apple iOS
11 109 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
12 99 (0.76%) Mac OS
13 91 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 63 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 37 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 35 (0.27%) Windows 8
17 28 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 21 (0.16%) CentOS
18 21 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
19 20 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,359 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2,189 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
3 1,812 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
4 1,648 (12.64%) Business Analysis
5 1,640 (12.58%) Analytics
6 1,339 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,139 (8.74%) ITIL
8 1,077 (8.26%) User Stories
9 1,056 (8.10%) Requirements Gathering
10 994 (7.63%) Visualisation
11 939 (7.20%) Data Analysis
12 929 (7.13%) Project Management
13 835 (6.41%) Scrum
14 754 (5.78%) Data Modelling
15 699 (5.36%) ERP
16 692 (5.31%) Cybersecurity
17 687 (5.27%) Waterfall
18 684 (5.25%) Workshop Facilitation
19 660 (5.06%) SDLC
20 648 (4.97%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3,328 (25.53%) SQL
2 978 (7.50%) Python
3 527 (4.04%) Java
4 462 (3.54%) C#
5 382 (2.93%) PowerShell
6 333 (2.55%) JavaScript
7 328 (2.52%) R
8 290 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 287 (2.20%) VBA
10 259 (1.99%) C
11 154 (1.18%) C++
12 121 (0.93%) Perl
13 98 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 75 (0.58%) Bash Shell
14 75 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 69 (0.53%) PHP
16 68 (0.52%) VB
17 55 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 50 (0.38%) MATLAB
19 47 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,457 (11.18%) Degree
2 666 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 489 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 246 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 232 (1.78%) ISEB
6 218 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 182 (1.40%) CISSP
8 150 (1.15%) ISTQB
9 119 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 111 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 107 (0.82%) CISM
12 94 (0.72%) Master's Degree
13 86 (0.66%) IIBA
13 86 (0.66%) MCSE
14 79 (0.61%) HNC
15 77 (0.59%) CCNA
16 73 (0.56%) HND
17 67 (0.51%) CISA
18 65 (0.50%) A+ Certification
19 64 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 959 (7.36%) QA
2 571 (4.38%) SLA
3 385 (2.95%) Data Quality
4 364 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 362 (2.78%) GDPR
6 268 (2.06%) PMO
7 135 (1.04%) NIST
8 127 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
9 119 (0.91%) PCI DSS
10 112 (0.86%) GRC
11 72 (0.55%) Accessibility
12 50 (0.38%) COBIT
13 49 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 48 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 40 (0.31%) GMP
16 38 (0.29%) GLP
16 38 (0.29%) Good Clinical Practice
17 33 (0.25%) MiFID
18 31 (0.24%) EMIR
19 30 (0.23%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,269 (9.74%) Active Directory
2 210 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 68 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 68 (0.52%) XenApp
5 63 (0.48%) vSphere
6 46 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (0.28%) BitLocker
8 35 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 25 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 22 (0.17%) Docker
11 19 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.084%) Firmware
13 10 (0.077%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.061%) Snort
15 7 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.046%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.038%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 5 (0.038%) KVM
17 5 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 310 (2.38%) SCCM
2 202 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 111 (0.85%) Ansible
4 59 (0.45%) WSUS
5 56 (0.43%) Kubernetes
6 45 (0.35%) Nessus
7 42 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
8 40 (0.31%) Terraform
9 36 (0.28%) Nagios
10 27 (0.21%) QRadar
11 26 (0.20%) FortiGate
11 26 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
12 25 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 21 (0.16%) HP ALM
14 20 (0.15%) Computer Incident Response Team
14 20 (0.15%) Puppet
15 18 (0.14%) Grafana
16 15 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
17 14 (0.11%) Kibana
17 14 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2,660 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 689 (5.29%) Oracle
3 498 (3.82%) SAP
4 435 (3.34%) Google
5 394 (3.02%) VMware
6 377 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
7 334 (2.56%) Citrix
8 302 (2.32%) Cisco
9 250 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 167 (1.28%) Adobe
11 152 (1.17%) Splunk
12 135 (1.04%) Apple
13 128 (0.98%) HP
14 120 (0.92%) Red Hat
15 101 (0.77%) iManage
16 94 (0.72%) Alteryx
17 92 (0.71%) IBM
18 85 (0.65%) Remedy
19 72 (0.55%) JD Edwards
20 70 (0.54%) Workday