Period
to 7 August 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £44,618 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 6,677 17,988 22,403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.26% 12.58% 13.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.81% 13.13% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5,662 14,967 18,523
Median annual salary £44,618 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £64,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% +2.74% +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 61,746 137,043 164,701
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.87% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 49,743 109,491 132,955
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 7 August 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 7 August 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 -7 6,169 £45,000 +12.50% 464
UK excluding London -8 3,837 £38,500 +2.67% 365
London -6 2,697 £52,500 +9.38% 136
South East -2 1,174 £43,500 +8.75% 79
North of England -9 956 £37,500 +7.14% 84
Midlands -4 580 £35,000 - 73
North West -8 483 £41,375 +3.44% 31
West Midlands -5 406 £35,000 - 41
South West -12 403 £37,500 +4.17% 58
Yorkshire -8 386 £36,000 +10.77% 47
East of England -7 335 £37,500 -1.96% 34
Work from Home -3 276 £45,000 - 47
Scotland +2 188 £37,500 - 21
East Midlands -1 169 £33,750 -3.57% 32
Wales -2 163 £35,000 - 12
North East -8 87 £32,500 +1.56% 6
Northern Ireland -1 33 £31,250 -10.71% 4
Channel Islands +1 12 £55,000 +83.33%
Isle of Man +2 1 £36,500 -27.00%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 2,000 (29.95%) SQL
2 1,804 (27.02%) Finance
3 1,445 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
4 1,277 (19.13%) Microsoft
5 1,151 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
6 1,146 (17.16%) Windows
7 871 (13.04%) Degree
8 825 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
9 802 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
10 791 (11.85%) SQL Server
11 729 (10.92%) ITIL
11 729 (10.92%) Business Analysis
12 678 (10.15%) Analytics
13 662 (9.91%) Active Directory
14 598 (8.96%) Office 365
15 597 (8.94%) Microsoft Excel
16 594 (8.90%) Azure
17 554 (8.30%) Microsoft Office
17 554 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
18 538 (8.06%) Python
19 531 (7.95%) Data Analysis
20 498 (7.46%) Oracle
21 493 (7.38%) Test Automation
22 487 (7.29%) Project Management
23 468 (7.01%) Power Platform
24 451 (6.75%) Power BI
25 439 (6.57%) Requirements Gathering
26 433 (6.48%) QA
27 424 (6.35%) Information Security
28 397 (5.95%) Windows Server

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
1 210 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 158 (2.37%) MS Exchange
3 153 (2.29%) Confluence
4 76 (1.14%) SAS
5 54 (0.81%) IIS
6 43 (0.64%) CMS
7 31 (0.46%) Apache
8 28 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 27 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 27 (0.40%) Skype for Business
10 25 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.19%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.19%) WordPress
12 12 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.15%) JBoss
13 10 (0.15%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.12%) ArcGIS
16 7 (0.10%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 597 (8.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 554 (8.30%) Microsoft Office
3 188 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 117 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 63 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.48%) SPSS
7 20 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.075%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.060%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.060%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.060%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.030%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.030%) Gephi
10 2 (0.030%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.030%) MadCap Flare
10 2 (0.030%) Quantrix
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.015%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.015%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.015%) Revit
Business Applications
1 78 (1.17%) Markit EDM
2 64 (0.96%) Eagle PACE
3 56 (0.84%) PolarLake
4 55 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 52 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
6 46 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
7 42 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
8 32 (0.48%) NetSuite
8 32 (0.48%) SAP SD
9 31 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
10 30 (0.45%) SAP CO
10 30 (0.45%) SAP FI
10 30 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
11 29 (0.43%) SAP MM
12 21 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
12 21 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
13 19 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
14 18 (0.27%) Magento
14 18 (0.27%) Maximo
15 17 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 598 (8.96%) Office 365
2 594 (8.90%) Azure
3 468 (7.01%) Power Platform
4 346 (5.18%) AWS
5 181 (2.71%) SaaS
6 86 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
7 68 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 54 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 54 (0.81%) GCP
9 51 (0.76%) Google Analytics
10 43 (0.64%) Mimecast
11 29 (0.43%) OneDrive
12 28 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
13 25 (0.37%) PowerApps
14 24 (0.36%) PaaS
15 20 (0.30%) Logic Apps
16 16 (0.24%) IaaS
17 14 (0.21%) Serverless
17 14 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
18 13 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 351 (5.26%) Firewall
2 213 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 199 (2.98%) LAN
4 181 (2.71%) WAN
5 176 (2.64%) DNS
6 130 (1.95%) VPN
7 115 (1.72%) Skype
8 105 (1.57%) DHCP
9 99 (1.48%) SAN
10 95 (1.42%) Network Security
11 80 (1.20%) Wireless
12 64 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
13 60 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
14 55 (0.82%) Internet
15 53 (0.79%) iSCSI
16 51 (0.76%) VoIP
17 35 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
17 35 (0.52%) HTTP
18 32 (0.48%) Wireshark
19 29 (0.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 791 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 451 (6.75%) Power BI
3 294 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 271 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 236 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 155 (2.32%) Data Lake
7 132 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 95 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
9 92 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 66 (0.99%) QlikView
11 63 (0.94%) Big Data
12 61 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
13 55 (0.82%) MySQL
13 55 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 52 (0.78%) Oracle Database
15 47 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
16 39 (0.58%) RDBMS
17 35 (0.52%) BigQuery
18 34 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
19 30 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 390 (5.84%) JIRA
2 290 (4.34%) Selenium
3 129 (1.93%) WebDriver
4 113 (1.69%) Cucumber
5 79 (1.18%) Visual Studio
6 72 (1.08%) SpecFlow
7 68 (1.02%) Jenkins
8 64 (0.96%) Postman
9 63 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 50 (0.75%) Git (software)
11 43 (0.64%) SoapUI
12 33 (0.49%) JMeter
13 32 (0.48%) TeamCity
14 30 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
15 27 (0.40%) Subversion
16 26 (0.39%) Metasploit
16 26 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 22 (0.33%) Appium
17 22 (0.33%) Eclipse
18 21 (0.31%) Maven
General
1 1,804 (27.02%) Finance
2 274 (4.10%) Banking
3 264 (3.95%) Legal
4 227 (3.40%) Retail
5 225 (3.37%) Law
6 204 (3.06%) Marketing
7 184 (2.76%) Back Office
8 173 (2.59%) Front Office
9 139 (2.08%) Manufacturing
10 114 (1.71%) Telecoms
11 98 (1.47%) Public Sector
12 86 (1.29%) Advertising
13 51 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 42 (0.63%) Games
15 38 (0.57%) French Language
16 37 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 37 (0.55%) Local Government
17 33 (0.49%) Billing
17 33 (0.49%) Military
18 29 (0.43%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (4.46%) .NET
2 176 (2.64%) Web Services
3 169 (2.53%) XML
4 81 (1.21%) HTML
5 73 (1.09%) JSON
6 56 (0.84%) SOAP
7 49 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
8 48 (0.72%) CSS
9 47 (0.70%) ASP.NET
10 41 (0.61%) Gherkin
10 41 (0.61%) Middleware
11 36 (0.54%) REST
12 34 (0.51%) .NET Framework
13 31 (0.46%) EDI
14 28 (0.42%) RESTful
15 24 (0.36%) SailPoint
16 23 (0.34%) React
17 22 (0.33%) jQuery
18 17 (0.25%) Kafka
19 16 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1,151 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 378 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 214 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 149 (2.23%) Fixed Income
5 140 (2.10%) User Experience
6 115 (1.72%) Equities
7 113 (1.69%) Derivative
8 97 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
9 93 (1.39%) Data Centre
10 83 (1.24%) Reinsurance
11 82 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 82 (1.23%) Hedge funds
12 79 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 79 (1.18%) Reference Data
13 67 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
14 56 (0.84%) FMCG
14 56 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 56 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
15 53 (0.79%) Driving Licence
16 52 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1,146 (17.16%) Windows
2 397 (5.95%) Windows Server
3 310 (4.64%) Windows 10
4 307 (4.60%) Linux
5 171 (2.56%) Unix
6 159 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 154 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 118 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 65 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 64 (0.96%) Android
12 37 (0.55%) Windows 8
13 28 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 22 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (0.31%) Solaris
16 20 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (0.28%) Kali Linux
18 17 (0.25%) Ubuntu
19 16 (0.24%) AIX
20 15 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,445 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
2 825 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
3 802 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
4 729 (10.92%) Business Analysis
4 729 (10.92%) ITIL
5 678 (10.15%) Analytics
6 554 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 531 (7.95%) Data Analysis
8 493 (7.38%) Test Automation
9 487 (7.29%) Project Management
10 439 (6.57%) Requirements Gathering
11 424 (6.35%) Information Security
12 374 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 372 (5.57%) User Stories
14 361 (5.41%) Visualisation
15 356 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
16 353 (5.29%) ETL
17 343 (5.14%) Scrum
18 338 (5.06%) SDLC
19 331 (4.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2,000 (29.95%) SQL
2 538 (8.06%) Python
3 337 (5.05%) C#
4 280 (4.19%) Java
5 257 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 196 (2.94%) R
7 169 (2.53%) JavaScript
8 155 (2.32%) VBA
9 153 (2.29%) T-SQL
10 95 (1.42%) PL/SQL
11 87 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 51 (0.76%) C
13 50 (0.75%) C++
14 45 (0.67%) VB
15 42 (0.63%) Perl
16 39 (0.58%) PHP
17 38 (0.57%) Shell Script
17 38 (0.57%) VB.NET
18 28 (0.42%) MATLAB
19 23 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 871 (13.04%) Degree
2 315 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 203 (3.04%) CISSP
4 190 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 159 (2.38%) ISEB
6 144 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 134 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 120 (1.80%) CISM
8 120 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 91 (1.36%) CISA
10 83 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
11 75 (1.12%) DV Cleared
12 70 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
13 49 (0.73%) MCSE
14 43 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 42 (0.63%) CCNA
15 42 (0.63%) CEH
15 42 (0.63%) MCP
15 42 (0.63%) MCSA
16 38 (0.57%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (6.48%) QA
2 246 (3.68%) SLA
3 195 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 147 (2.20%) Data Quality
5 131 (1.96%) GDPR
6 116 (1.74%) PMO
7 76 (1.14%) NIST
8 68 (1.02%) PCI DSS
9 58 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 56 (0.84%) GAAP
11 34 (0.51%) MiFID
12 32 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
13 30 (0.45%) EMIR
14 28 (0.42%) COBIT
15 22 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 18 (0.27%) BS25999
17 14 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 9 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
20 7 (0.10%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 662 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 158 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 51 (0.76%) XenApp
5 34 (0.51%) vSphere
6 31 (0.46%) Docker
7 28 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 25 (0.37%) Snort
9 24 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (0.34%) BitLocker
11 18 (0.27%) NFS
12 17 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.090%) Firmware
14 6 (0.090%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.060%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.060%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 177 (2.65%) SCCM
2 38 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 38 (0.57%) Nessus
2 38 (0.57%) QRadar
3 26 (0.39%) WSUS
4 23 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 20 (0.30%) Control-M
6 19 (0.28%) Nagios
7 18 (0.27%) Backup Exec
7 18 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.22%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.19%) CSIRT
10 13 (0.19%) Grafana
11 12 (0.18%) Ansible
11 12 (0.18%) FortiGate
12 11 (0.16%) AirWatch
12 11 (0.16%) Puppet
12 11 (0.16%) RSA enVision
12 11 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,277 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 498 (7.46%) Oracle
3 384 (5.75%) Tableau
4 279 (4.18%) VMware
5 249 (3.73%) SAP
6 241 (3.61%) Citrix
7 205 (3.07%) Cisco
8 148 (2.22%) Alteryx
9 139 (2.08%) Automation Anywhere
9 139 (2.08%) Blue Prism
10 138 (2.07%) UiPath
11 136 (2.04%) Splunk
12 134 (2.01%) Bloomberg
13 131 (1.96%) ServiceNow
14 128 (1.92%) Teradata
15 127 (1.90%) Cadence
16 107 (1.60%) Google
17 99 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
18 93 (1.39%) IBM
19 69 (1.03%) HP