Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 13,489 19,047 22,814
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.52% 12.87% 12.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.07% 13.41% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11,059 15,616 19,188
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,475
% change year-on-year - +0.07% +4.10%

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 111,745 142,075 170,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89,584 113,392 140,055
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 April 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 2 April 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 -3 12,488 £42,500 - 1,100
UK excluding London -1 7,812 £37,500 - 886
London -2 5,400 £50,000 - 296
South East -1 2,432 £42,500 +6.25% 228
North of England -5 1,827 £37,500 +0.67% 249
Midlands -2 1,260 £35,000 - 138
North West -5 923 £37,500 -6.25% 139
West Midlands -4 868 £36,500 -2.67% 95
South West -1 852 £35,000 -2.78% 110
Yorkshire -4 736 £37,500 +8.70% 71
East of England -3 681 £40,000 +9.23% 80
Scotland -3 425 £37,000 -1.33% 31
East Midlands 0 382 £33,500 +3.08% 42
Work from Home -29 323 £45,000 -3.23% 53
Wales +3 289 £35,000 +5.51% 45
North East -3 168 £33,000 +1.54% 39
Northern Ireland +13 44 £27,500 -24.14% 6
Channel Islands +2 11 £55,000 +64.18%
Isle of Man -3 1 £60,000 +20.00%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 3,581 (26.55%) SQL
2 3,457 (25.63%) Finance
3 3,048 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
4 2,575 (19.09%) Microsoft
5 2,368 (17.56%) Windows
6 2,126 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
7 1,653 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
8 1,570 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
9 1,539 (11.41%) Business Analysis
10 1,489 (11.04%) Active Directory
11 1,448 (10.73%) Degree
12 1,437 (10.65%) ITIL
13 1,361 (10.09%) Office 365
14 1,303 (9.66%) SQL Server
15 1,302 (9.65%) Analytics
16 1,278 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
17 1,250 (9.27%) Microsoft Excel
18 1,226 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
19 1,046 (7.75%) Project Management
20 985 (7.30%) Data Analysis
21 974 (7.22%) Test Automation
22 912 (6.76%) Python
23 898 (6.66%) Azure
24 893 (6.62%) Power Platform
25 890 (6.60%) Oracle
26 858 (6.36%) Power BI
27 850 (6.30%) Windows Server
28 846 (6.27%) Information Security
29 803 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
30 780 (5.78%) SDLC

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
1 427 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 418 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 243 (1.80%) Confluence
4 189 (1.40%) SAS
5 103 (0.76%) IIS
6 101 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 96 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 91 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 64 (0.47%) CMS
10 48 (0.36%) Apache Spark
11 39 (0.29%) Apache
12 31 (0.23%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (0.17%) WebLogic
15 20 (0.15%) CICS
15 20 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
16 19 (0.14%) Apache Solr
17 18 (0.13%) JBoss
18 17 (0.13%) Tomcat
19 16 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1,278 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1,250 (9.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 381 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 273 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 97 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 73 (0.54%) SPSS
7 43 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.096%) Acrobat
9 9 (0.067%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.067%) Open Workbench
10 8 (0.059%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.030%) Notepad++
13 2 (0.015%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.015%) Gephi
13 2 (0.015%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.015%) Windchill
14 1 (0.007%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.007%) Revit
14 1 (0.007%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 146 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 98 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 94 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 76 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
5 64 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 53 (0.39%) NetSuite
7 48 (0.36%) SAP FI
8 47 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
9 45 (0.33%) SAP CO
9 45 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
10 44 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
11 41 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
12 40 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
12 40 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
13 38 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
14 36 (0.27%) SAP ERP
14 36 (0.27%) SAP SD
15 35 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
15 35 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
16 32 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,361 (10.09%) Office 365
2 898 (6.66%) Azure
3 893 (6.62%) Power Platform
4 411 (3.05%) AWS
5 297 (2.20%) SaaS
6 156 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
7 112 (0.83%) Google Analytics
8 95 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 79 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 69 (0.51%) GCP
11 64 (0.47%) Mimecast
12 51 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
13 48 (0.36%) OneDrive
14 45 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
15 44 (0.33%) PowerApps
16 36 (0.27%) Trello
17 32 (0.24%) GitHub
18 30 (0.22%) PaaS
19 23 (0.17%) IaaS
19 23 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 681 (5.05%) Firewall
2 396 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 362 (2.68%) LAN
4 344 (2.55%) DNS
5 330 (2.45%) WAN
6 254 (1.88%) DHCP
7 251 (1.86%) VPN
8 170 (1.26%) Network Security
9 147 (1.09%) Wireless
10 140 (1.04%) VoIP
11 139 (1.03%) SAN
12 136 (1.01%) Internet
13 126 (0.93%) Skype
14 113 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
15 84 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
16 78 (0.58%) Intranet
17 65 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
17 65 (0.48%) VLAN
18 64 (0.47%) HTTP
19 46 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,303 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 858 (6.36%) Power BI
3 529 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 418 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 375 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 278 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 197 (1.46%) Data Lake
8 190 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 180 (1.33%) Big Data
10 161 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
11 150 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
12 127 (0.94%) Oracle Database
12 127 (0.94%) QlikView
13 88 (0.65%) RDBMS
14 85 (0.63%) DB2
15 83 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
15 83 (0.62%) Data Mining
16 78 (0.58%) MySQL
17 55 (0.41%) Looker
18 53 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 764 (5.66%) JIRA
2 503 (3.73%) Selenium
3 188 (1.39%) WebDriver
4 166 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 162 (1.20%) Postman
6 150 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 129 (0.96%) Jenkins
7 129 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 128 (0.95%) Git (software)
9 126 (0.93%) SoapUI
10 102 (0.76%) SpecFlow
11 75 (0.56%) JMeter
12 55 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
13 48 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 36 (0.27%) HP UFT
14 36 (0.27%) TeamCity
15 34 (0.25%) Eclipse
15 34 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
16 33 (0.24%) Subversion
17 26 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 3,457 (25.63%) Finance
2 727 (5.39%) Retail
3 626 (4.64%) Banking
4 520 (3.85%) Marketing
5 442 (3.28%) Legal
6 404 (3.00%) Law
7 249 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 229 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 225 (1.67%) Public Sector
10 200 (1.48%) Front Office
11 181 (1.34%) Back Office
12 140 (1.04%) Advertising
13 95 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 81 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 79 (0.59%) Games
16 78 (0.58%) Billing
17 68 (0.50%) Aerospace
18 61 (0.45%) French Language
19 59 (0.44%) General Ledger
20 58 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (4.08%) .NET
2 304 (2.25%) XML
3 293 (2.17%) Web Services
4 203 (1.50%) HTML
5 134 (0.99%) JSON
6 133 (0.99%) SOAP
7 123 (0.91%) CSS
7 123 (0.91%) REST
8 92 (0.68%) ASP.NET
9 67 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
10 66 (0.49%) RESTful
11 61 (0.45%) Gherkin
12 49 (0.36%) Middleware
13 46 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
14 45 (0.33%) .NET Framework
14 45 (0.33%) EDI
15 37 (0.27%) Natural Language Processing
16 36 (0.27%) Kafka
17 31 (0.23%) jQuery
18 30 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2,126 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 663 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 466 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 290 (2.15%) User Experience
5 181 (1.34%) Data Centre
6 156 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 152 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 146 (1.08%) Fixed Income
8 146 (1.08%) Reinsurance
9 140 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
10 125 (0.93%) Derivative
10 125 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
11 120 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 107 (0.79%) Equities
13 106 (0.79%) Driving Licence
14 99 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
15 89 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
15 89 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
16 81 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
17 72 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2,368 (17.56%) Windows
2 850 (6.30%) Windows Server
3 733 (5.43%) Windows 10
4 590 (4.37%) Linux
5 481 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 322 (2.39%) Unix
7 281 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 215 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 215 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
9 180 (1.33%) Android
10 142 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 99 (0.73%) Windows 8
12 73 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 73 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 64 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 38 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 38 (0.28%) Windows XP
15 27 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
16 24 (0.18%) Solaris
16 24 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,048 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1,653 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
3 1,570 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
4 1,539 (11.41%) Business Analysis
5 1,437 (10.65%) ITIL
6 1,302 (9.65%) Analytics
7 1,226 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,046 (7.75%) Project Management
9 985 (7.30%) Data Analysis
10 974 (7.22%) Test Automation
11 846 (6.27%) Information Security
12 803 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 780 (5.78%) SDLC
14 738 (5.47%) User Stories
15 736 (5.46%) Cybersecurity
16 704 (5.22%) Scrum
17 656 (4.86%) Visualisation
18 641 (4.75%) Data Modelling
19 597 (4.43%) Waterfall
20 564 (4.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3,581 (26.55%) SQL
2 912 (6.76%) Python
3 633 (4.69%) C#
4 566 (4.20%) Java
5 481 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 369 (2.74%) R
7 367 (2.72%) JavaScript
8 299 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 288 (2.14%) VBA
10 196 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 154 (1.14%) C
12 145 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 113 (0.84%) VB
14 101 (0.75%) C++
15 90 (0.67%) Perl
16 86 (0.64%) PHP
17 63 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 59 (0.44%) RPG
18 59 (0.44%) VB.NET
19 58 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,448 (10.73%) Degree
2 450 (3.34%) Security Cleared
3 405 (3.00%) CISSP
4 311 (2.31%) ISEB
5 290 (2.15%) SC Cleared
6 272 (2.02%) ISTQB
7 271 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 225 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 207 (1.53%) CISM
10 167 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
11 152 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 135 (1.00%) CISA
13 124 (0.92%) MCSE
14 114 (0.85%) CCNA
15 108 (0.80%) DV Cleared
16 94 (0.70%) CEH
17 88 (0.65%) MCSA
18 80 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 57 (0.42%) CRISC
19 57 (0.42%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 770 (5.71%) QA
2 565 (4.19%) SLA
3 386 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 284 (2.11%) Data Quality
5 256 (1.90%) GDPR
6 227 (1.68%) PMO
7 151 (1.12%) PCI DSS
8 121 (0.90%) NIST
9 77 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 69 (0.51%) GAAP
11 44 (0.33%) COBIT
12 42 (0.31%) Solvency II
13 37 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
14 28 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
14 28 (0.21%) MiFID
15 26 (0.19%) EMIR
15 26 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 20 (0.15%) BS25999
17 18 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 14 (0.10%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,489 (11.04%) Active Directory
2 343 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 120 (0.89%) XenApp
5 77 (0.57%) XenDesktop
6 70 (0.52%) vSphere
7 62 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 55 (0.41%) Docker
9 41 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 28 (0.21%) BitLocker
12 23 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 20 (0.15%) NFS
14 15 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 14 (0.10%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (0.082%) Snort
17 10 (0.074%) Firmware
18 9 (0.067%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 8 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 351 (2.60%) SCCM
2 80 (0.59%) QRadar
3 60 (0.44%) Nessus
4 53 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 46 (0.34%) Ansible
6 43 (0.32%) WSUS
7 42 (0.31%) Nagios
8 38 (0.28%) Puppet
9 37 (0.27%) SCOM
10 31 (0.23%) HP ALM
10 31 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
11 30 (0.22%) Backup Exec
11 30 (0.22%) Kubernetes
12 24 (0.18%) Control-M
13 20 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 20 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 18 (0.13%) vCenter Server
15 16 (0.12%) FortiGate
16 15 (0.11%) Salt
17 14 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2,575 (19.09%) Microsoft
2 890 (6.60%) Oracle
3 734 (5.44%) Tableau
4 563 (4.17%) VMware
5 489 (3.63%) SAP
6 488 (3.62%) Citrix
7 378 (2.80%) Cisco
8 283 (2.10%) ServiceNow
9 212 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
10 203 (1.50%) Splunk
11 201 (1.49%) Google
12 183 (1.36%) Alteryx
13 173 (1.28%) HP
14 168 (1.25%) IBM
15 162 (1.20%) UiPath
16 160 (1.19%) Blue Prism
17 158 (1.17%) Automation Anywhere
18 151 (1.12%) Cadence
19 148 (1.10%) Teradata
20 140 (1.04%) Apple