Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 22,737 24,768 32,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.82% 14.40% 15.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.29% 14.91% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 18,669 20,923 27,462
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £35,750 £35,500
% change year-on-year +3.50% +0.70% +1.43%

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 171,036 166,082 198,027
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.56% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 139,943 137,888 166,120
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 17 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 19 April 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 21,201 £40,000 - 2,452
UK excluding London -3 13,653 £37,000 +3.50% 1,764
London -2 8,702 £47,750 -0.52% 868
South East -3 3,876 £37,500 - 419
North of England -1 3,684 £37,500 +7.14% 445
Midlands -1 2,245 £35,000 -6.67% 345
North West -3 1,778 £37,500 +7.14% 238
Yorkshire -4 1,679 £37,500 +7.14% 173
West Midlands +3 1,568 £35,000 -6.04% 221
East of England -3 1,422 £37,500 - 209
South West -2 1,287 £35,000 -6.67% 164
Scotland +3 829 £37,500 - 132
East Midlands -6 677 £35,000 -6.67% 124
Wales +2 338 £34,000 +3.03% 35
North East -4 227 £35,936 +5.69% 34
Northern Ireland +2 43 £30,250 +1.68% 13
Channel Islands -4 9 £41,250 +26.92% 1

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 6,415 (28.21%) Finance
2 5,878 (25.85%) SQL
3 4,977 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
4 4,529 (19.92%) Microsoft
5 3,971 (17.46%) Windows
6 3,734 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
7 3,102 (13.64%) Business Analysis
8 2,926 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
9 2,887 (12.70%) Degree
10 2,607 (11.47%) ITIL
11 2,337 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
12 2,316 (10.19%) SQL Server
13 2,305 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 2,269 (9.98%) Active Directory
15 2,113 (9.29%) Microsoft Excel
16 1,975 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
17 1,664 (7.32%) QA
18 1,550 (6.82%) Analytics
19 1,536 (6.76%) Test Automation
20 1,480 (6.51%) SDLC
21 1,477 (6.50%) Project Management
22 1,446 (6.36%) Retail
23 1,432 (6.30%) Oracle
24 1,423 (6.26%) Data Analysis
25 1,414 (6.22%) Scrum
26 1,398 (6.15%) Windows Server
27 1,386 (6.10%) Banking
28 1,362 (5.99%) User Acceptance Testing
29 1,221 (5.37%) CRM
30 1,173 (5.16%) 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
1 692 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 663 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 487 (2.14%) SAS
4 367 (1.61%) IIS
5 328 (1.44%) Confluence
6 219 (0.96%) Skype for Business
7 209 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 162 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 132 (0.58%) CMS
10 116 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 113 (0.50%) Apache
12 90 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 87 (0.38%) WebSphere
14 79 (0.35%) WebLogic
15 67 (0.29%) JBoss
16 52 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
17 51 (0.22%) Apache Spark
18 49 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
19 46 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 45 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2,337 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2,113 (9.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 653 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 552 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 206 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 186 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 126 (0.55%) SPSS
8 20 (0.088%) Acrobat
9 15 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 14 (0.062%) Photoshop
11 9 (0.040%) AutoCAD
12 8 (0.035%) CATIA
12 8 (0.035%) Mingle
12 8 (0.035%) Stata
13 7 (0.031%) Windchill
14 5 (0.022%) Chatbot
15 4 (0.018%) Siemens NX
15 4 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
16 3 (0.013%) InDesign
17 2 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 290 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 259 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 170 (0.75%) NetSuite
4 167 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
5 156 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
6 122 (0.54%) SAP SD
7 96 (0.42%) Elite 3E
8 92 (0.40%) SAP CO
8 92 (0.40%) SAP FI
9 88 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
9 88 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
10 79 (0.35%) SAP ERP
11 70 (0.31%) SAP MM
12 68 (0.30%) SAP PP
13 66 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
13 66 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
14 64 (0.28%) Markit EDM
15 62 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
16 52 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
17 50 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,143 (5.03%) Office 365
2 584 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 387 (1.70%) SaaS
4 303 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 227 (1.00%) Google Analytics
6 115 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 107 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
8 92 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 85 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 65 (0.29%) IaaS
11 58 (0.26%) PaaS
12 38 (0.17%) AdWords
13 36 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 35 (0.15%) Slack
15 33 (0.15%) Trello
16 31 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
16 31 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 30 (0.13%) GitHub
17 30 (0.13%) OneDrive
17 30 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 989 (4.35%) Firewall
2 621 (2.73%) TCP/IP
3 523 (2.30%) LAN
4 489 (2.15%) WAN
5 470 (2.07%) DNS
6 388 (1.71%) Network Security
7 370 (1.63%) VPN
8 343 (1.51%) DHCP
9 307 (1.35%) Internet
10 246 (1.08%) VoIP
11 237 (1.04%) SAN
12 196 (0.86%) Skype
13 148 (0.65%) Wireless
14 133 (0.58%) VLAN
15 126 (0.55%) HTTP
16 118 (0.52%) Intranet
17 115 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
18 109 (0.48%) SMS
19 107 (0.47%) SSL
20 104 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,316 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 889 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 792 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
4 648 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 531 (2.34%) Power BI
6 439 (1.93%) Relational Database
7 415 (1.83%) Big Data
8 334 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
9 322 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 303 (1.33%) QlikView
11 256 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
12 237 (1.04%) MySQL
13 205 (0.90%) Oracle Database
14 180 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 179 (0.79%) Hadoop
16 163 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
17 159 (0.70%) Data Mining
18 130 (0.57%) MS Access
19 116 (0.51%) RDBMS
20 111 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,037 (4.56%) JIRA
2 820 (3.61%) Selenium
3 358 (1.57%) Cucumber
4 278 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 231 (1.02%) SoapUI
6 228 (1.00%) WebDriver
7 226 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 144 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 141 (0.62%) SpecFlow
10 133 (0.58%) Git (software)
11 112 (0.49%) HP UFT
12 106 (0.47%) JMeter
13 78 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 65 (0.29%) Subversion
15 60 (0.26%) LoadRunner
16 56 (0.25%) Zephyr
17 55 (0.24%) Eclipse
18 51 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
19 48 (0.21%) TeamCity
20 47 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6,415 (28.21%) Finance
2 1,446 (6.36%) Retail
3 1,386 (6.10%) Banking
4 934 (4.11%) Marketing
5 814 (3.58%) Legal
6 806 (3.54%) Law
7 663 (2.92%) Manufacturing
8 578 (2.54%) Advertising
9 463 (2.04%) Front Office
10 411 (1.81%) Investment Banking
11 398 (1.75%) Telecoms
12 379 (1.67%) Back Office
13 265 (1.17%) Games
14 201 (0.88%) Billing
15 175 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 172 (0.76%) Publishing
17 122 (0.54%) Retail Banking
18 117 (0.51%) Automotive
19 115 (0.51%) French Language
20 106 (0.47%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,044 (4.59%) .NET
2 529 (2.33%) XML
3 520 (2.29%) HTML
4 445 (1.96%) Web Services
5 318 (1.40%) CSS
6 229 (1.01%) SOAP
7 215 (0.95%) ASP.NET
8 180 (0.79%) Middleware
9 162 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
10 159 (0.70%) REST
11 119 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 107 (0.47%) JSON
13 103 (0.45%) Gherkin
13 103 (0.45%) Mason
14 100 (0.44%) RESTful
15 98 (0.43%) AngularJS
16 89 (0.39%) jQuery
17 78 (0.34%) J2EE
18 74 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
19 67 (0.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3,734 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
2 987 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 865 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 799 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 502 (2.21%) User Experience
6 408 (1.79%) Fintech
7 341 (1.50%) Data Centre
8 301 (1.32%) Derivative
9 288 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 279 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 248 (1.09%) Equities
12 226 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 221 (0.97%) Fixed Income
14 213 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 208 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
16 195 (0.86%) Blackberry
17 188 (0.83%) Credit Risk
17 188 (0.83%) iPhone
18 173 (0.76%) Driving Licence
19 153 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3,971 (17.46%) Windows
2 1,398 (6.15%) Windows Server
3 1,076 (4.73%) Linux
3 1,076 (4.73%) Windows 7
4 816 (3.59%) Unix
5 720 (3.17%) Windows 10
6 582 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 519 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 211 (0.93%) Windows 8
9 202 (0.89%) Android
10 182 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 164 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 132 (0.58%) Windows XP
13 116 (0.51%) Solaris
14 107 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 62 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 56 (0.25%) Mac OS
17 54 (0.24%) AIX
18 37 (0.16%) Windows Vista
19 34 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,977 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
2 3,102 (13.64%) Business Analysis
3 2,926 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
4 2,607 (11.47%) ITIL
5 2,305 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,975 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1,550 (6.82%) Analytics
8 1,536 (6.76%) Test Automation
9 1,480 (6.51%) SDLC
10 1,477 (6.50%) Project Management
11 1,423 (6.26%) Data Analysis
12 1,414 (6.22%) Scrum
13 1,362 (5.99%) User Acceptance Testing
14 1,221 (5.37%) CRM
15 1,173 (5.16%) User Stories
16 1,148 (5.05%) Waterfall
17 1,070 (4.71%) Information Security
18 1,010 (4.44%) ERP
19 966 (4.25%) Change Management
20 850 (3.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5,878 (25.85%) SQL
2 1,099 (4.83%) C#
3 1,086 (4.78%) Java
4 758 (3.33%) Python
5 641 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 589 (2.59%) T-SQL
7 483 (2.12%) VBA
8 403 (1.77%) PowerShell
9 373 (1.64%) R
10 320 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 259 (1.14%) C
12 246 (1.08%) C++
13 206 (0.91%) VB
14 186 (0.82%) PHP
15 162 (0.71%) Shell Script
16 147 (0.65%) Perl
17 140 (0.62%) VB.NET
18 138 (0.61%) Bash Shell
18 138 (0.61%) Ruby
19 119 (0.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2,887 (12.70%) Degree
2 834 (3.67%) ISEB
3 610 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 569 (2.50%) CISSP
5 555 (2.44%) ISTQB
6 442 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 363 (1.60%) SC Cleared
8 339 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 330 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
10 293 (1.29%) CISM
11 285 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
12 240 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 229 (1.01%) CCNA
14 187 (0.82%) CISA
15 179 (0.79%) MCSE
16 161 (0.71%) MCSA
17 155 (0.68%) CEH
18 154 (0.68%) GIAC
19 151 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
20 147 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,664 (7.32%) QA
2 894 (3.93%) SLA
3 560 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 548 (2.41%) Data Quality
5 531 (2.34%) PMO
6 382 (1.68%) GDPR
7 265 (1.17%) PCI DSS
8 151 (0.66%) COBIT
9 136 (0.60%) MiFID
10 118 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 64 (0.28%) Solvency II
12 41 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
13 40 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 28 (0.12%) EMIR
14 28 (0.12%) ISO 9001
14 28 (0.12%) PSD2
15 23 (0.10%) IFRS
16 21 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 21 (0.092%) IFRS 9
16 21 (0.092%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,269 (9.98%) Active Directory
2 516 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 151 (0.66%) XenApp
5 82 (0.36%) Docker
6 79 (0.35%) vSphere
7 69 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 63 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 55 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 40 (0.18%) Snort
10 40 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 38 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 37 (0.16%) DFS Replication
13 30 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 20 (0.088%) Firmware
15 19 (0.084%) XenServer
16 17 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
17 16 (0.070%) Terminal Server
17 16 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (0.062%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 467 (2.05%) SCCM
2 133 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 129 (0.57%) SCOM
4 108 (0.47%) Nessus
5 79 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 74 (0.33%) HP ALM
7 69 (0.30%) QRadar
8 55 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 54 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 39 (0.17%) WSUS
11 35 (0.15%) AirWatch
11 35 (0.15%) Nagios
12 34 (0.15%) CSIRT
13 33 (0.15%) Ansible
14 31 (0.14%) Puppet
15 29 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
16 28 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 26 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
18 23 (0.10%) OpenVAS
19 22 (0.097%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4,529 (19.92%) Microsoft
2 1,432 (6.30%) Oracle
3 1,167 (5.13%) SAP
4 950 (4.18%) VMware
5 739 (3.25%) Cisco
6 729 (3.21%) Citrix
7 636 (2.80%) Tableau
8 542 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
9 455 (2.00%) HP
10 413 (1.82%) Google
11 256 (1.13%) Adobe
11 256 (1.13%) ServiceNow
12 233 (1.02%) IBM
13 222 (0.98%) Apple
14 197 (0.87%) iManage
15 193 (0.85%) Capita
16 180 (0.79%) Splunk
17 176 (0.77%) Sage
18 174 (0.77%) CheckPoint
19 170 (0.75%) Remedy