Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 15 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 7,930 12,511 19,135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.39% 11.38% 12.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.09% 11.93% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6,407 10,048 15,231
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,965
Median % change year-on-year - +3.75% +2.41%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +1.35%

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 78,580 104,890 142,681
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 95.37% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,710 85,237 114,792
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 7,189 £44,500 +4.71% 976
UK excluding London -8 4,621 £39,000 +4.00% 713
London -8 2,927 £55,000 +7.84% 334
South East -3 1,217 £42,500 - 141
Work from Home +35 1,203 £42,500 -5.56% 131
North of England -7 1,143 £37,500 - 183
Midlands 0 972 £39,000 +11.43% 154
West Midlands +1 638 £40,000 +14.29% 116
North West -4 574 £37,500 -0.49% 91
Yorkshire -4 506 £37,500 - 77
South West -15 474 £33,500 -4.29% 74
East of England -3 340 £37,500 -6.25% 80
East Midlands +1 331 £39,000 +19.15% 37
Scotland -9 260 £37,500 +2.74% 56
Wales 0 189 £36,000 +4.35% 18
North East -25 63 £37,750 +16.15% 15
Northern Ireland -19 17 £29,500 -1.67% 6
Isle of Man -1 16 £42,500 -29.17% 1
Channel Islands -5 1 £36,000 -34.55%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2,133 (26.90%) Finance
2 2,126 (26.81%) SQL
3 1,724 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 1,715 (21.63%) Microsoft
5 1,385 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1,251 (15.78%) Windows
7 1,120 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
8 1,105 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
9 1,000 (12.61%) Business Analysis
10 965 (12.17%) Microsoft 365
11 850 (10.72%) Analytics
12 849 (10.71%) Azure
13 845 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
14 844 (10.64%) Active Directory
15 819 (10.33%) Power Platform
16 811 (10.23%) ITIL
17 785 (9.90%) Power BI
18 774 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
19 749 (9.45%) SQL Server
20 706 (8.90%) Degree
21 614 (7.74%) Microsoft Office
22 605 (7.63%) Python
23 600 (7.57%) Requirements Gathering
24 579 (7.30%) Data Analysis
25 522 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
26 519 (6.54%) Project Management
27 510 (6.43%) Visualisation
28 473 (5.96%) User Stories
28 473 (5.96%) Information Security
29 458 (5.78%) Management Information System

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
1 326 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 160 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 141 (1.78%) Confluence
4 69 (0.87%) SAS
5 52 (0.66%) CMS
6 35 (0.44%) Apache
7 34 (0.43%) IIS
8 28 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.16%) Apache Spark
10 13 (0.16%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.11%) FileNet
14 9 (0.11%) LiveCycle
14 9 (0.11%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.10%) Apache Airflow
15 8 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 845 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 614 (7.74%) Microsoft Office
3 202 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 188 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 70 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 51 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.34%) AutoCAD
8 26 (0.33%) Revit
9 10 (0.13%) InVision
10 9 (0.11%) Sketch
11 6 (0.076%) Gephi
12 3 (0.038%) MadCap Flare
12 3 (0.038%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.025%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.025%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.025%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.013%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.013%) InDesign
14 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 99 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 57 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 55 (0.69%) NetSuite
5 38 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
6 31 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 30 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
7 30 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
7 30 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
8 28 (0.35%) Elite 3E
9 27 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
10 24 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
11 20 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 18 (0.23%) SAP ERP
13 16 (0.20%) SAP SD
14 15 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 15 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
15 13 (0.16%) Markit EDM
15 13 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
15 13 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 965 (12.17%) Microsoft 365
2 849 (10.71%) Azure
3 819 (10.33%) Power Platform
4 291 (3.67%) SaaS
5 273 (3.44%) AWS
6 167 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
7 89 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 87 (1.10%) Google Analytics
9 82 (1.03%) GCP
10 59 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 55 (0.69%) PaaS
12 53 (0.67%) PowerApps
13 46 (0.58%) IaaS
14 35 (0.44%) Power Automate
15 34 (0.43%) GitHub
16 32 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 32 (0.40%) Google Workspace
16 32 (0.40%) OneDrive
17 30 (0.38%) Azure Sentinel
18 26 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 365 (4.60%) Firewall
2 179 (2.26%) DNS
3 148 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 143 (1.80%) VPN
5 120 (1.51%) WAN
6 117 (1.48%) DHCP
7 111 (1.40%) LAN
8 99 (1.25%) VoIP
9 88 (1.11%) Network Security
10 69 (0.87%) Skype
11 62 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
12 54 (0.68%) SAN
13 52 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
14 51 (0.64%) Intranet
15 46 (0.58%) HTTP
16 44 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
17 42 (0.53%) Internet
18 38 (0.48%) VLAN
19 37 (0.47%) Unified Communications
20 35 (0.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 785 (9.90%) Power BI
2 749 (9.45%) SQL Server
3 455 (5.74%) Tableau
4 383 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
5 369 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 304 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 147 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 135 (1.70%) Relational Database
9 108 (1.36%) Big Data
10 78 (0.98%) Data Mining
11 71 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
12 65 (0.82%) MySQL
13 63 (0.79%) Data Lake
14 53 (0.67%) Looker
14 53 (0.67%) Oracle Database
15 45 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
15 45 (0.57%) QlikView
16 44 (0.55%) BigQuery
17 40 (0.50%) Snowflake Schema
18 37 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 362 (4.56%) JIRA
2 189 (2.38%) Selenium
3 85 (1.07%) Postman
4 80 (1.01%) Cucumber
5 63 (0.79%) WebDriver
6 62 (0.78%) Git (software)
7 48 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 38 (0.48%) JMeter
10 30 (0.38%) Jenkins
10 30 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (0.35%) SoapUI
12 26 (0.33%) SpecFlow
13 24 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 22 (0.28%) Bitbucket
15 21 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
16 19 (0.24%) Eclipse
17 17 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
18 16 (0.20%) Appium
19 15 (0.19%) Metasploit
General
1 2,133 (26.90%) Finance
2 355 (4.48%) Marketing
3 317 (4.00%) Law
4 313 (3.95%) Banking
5 276 (3.48%) Retail
6 273 (3.44%) Legal
7 235 (2.96%) Manufacturing
8 199 (2.51%) Front Office
9 196 (2.47%) Public Sector
10 150 (1.89%) Telecoms
11 139 (1.75%) Back Office
12 121 (1.53%) Advertising
13 102 (1.29%) Games
14 91 (1.15%) Multimedia
15 81 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
16 70 (0.88%) Digital Economy
17 68 (0.86%) Financial Institution
18 56 (0.71%) Investment Banking
19 50 (0.63%) Automotive
20 46 (0.58%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (3.18%) .NET
2 155 (1.95%) HTML
3 118 (1.49%) XML
4 110 (1.39%) Web Services
5 106 (1.34%) CSS
6 68 (0.86%) REST
7 64 (0.81%) JSON
8 61 (0.77%) RESTful
9 59 (0.74%) Gherkin
10 56 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
11 47 (0.59%) ASP.NET
11 47 (0.59%) Middleware
12 44 (0.55%) SOAP
13 37 (0.47%) EDI
14 31 (0.39%) Kafka
15 25 (0.32%) jQuery
16 23 (0.29%) MDX
17 22 (0.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 21 (0.26%) AngularJS
19 20 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1,385 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
2 458 (5.78%) Management Information System
3 218 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
4 215 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
5 176 (2.22%) User Experience
6 144 (1.82%) Derivative
7 122 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 120 (1.51%) Equities
9 105 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 105 (1.32%) Data Structures
10 100 (1.26%) Hedge funds
11 99 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
12 88 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
13 82 (1.03%) Fixed Income
14 80 (1.01%) Driving Licence
15 77 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
16 75 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
17 61 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
18 60 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 56 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,251 (15.78%) Windows
2 458 (5.78%) Windows 10
3 427 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 279 (3.52%) Linux
5 167 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 130 (1.64%) Unix
7 114 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 91 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 90 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
10 75 (0.95%) Android
11 53 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
12 51 (0.64%) Apple iOS
13 49 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 31 (0.39%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.16%) CentOS
17 13 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,724 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,120 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
3 1,105 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
4 1,000 (12.61%) Business Analysis
5 850 (10.72%) Analytics
6 811 (10.23%) ITIL
7 774 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 600 (7.57%) Requirements Gathering
9 579 (7.30%) Data Analysis
10 522 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
11 519 (6.54%) Project Management
12 510 (6.43%) Visualisation
13 473 (5.96%) Information Security
13 473 (5.96%) User Stories
14 415 (5.23%) Scrum
15 404 (5.09%) ERP
16 370 (4.67%) Test Automation
17 353 (4.45%) Waterfall
18 347 (4.38%) Migration
19 346 (4.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,126 (26.81%) SQL
2 605 (7.63%) Python
3 274 (3.46%) C#
4 254 (3.20%) Java
5 225 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 214 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 149 (1.88%) JavaScript
8 131 (1.65%) R
9 113 (1.42%) VBA
10 102 (1.29%) C
11 72 (0.91%) Bash Shell
12 64 (0.81%) VB
13 57 (0.72%) PL/SQL
14 55 (0.69%) C++
15 49 (0.62%) Perl
16 48 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 34 (0.43%) Shell Script
18 33 (0.42%) PHP
19 32 (0.40%) VB.NET
20 30 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 706 (8.90%) Degree
2 286 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 178 (2.24%) CISSP
4 171 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 134 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 117 (1.48%) ISEB
7 113 (1.42%) A+ Certification
8 110 (1.39%) ISTQB
9 101 (1.27%) CISM
10 98 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 98 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
11 95 (1.20%) MCSE
12 77 (0.97%) CEH
13 75 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
14 69 (0.87%) DV Cleared
15 65 (0.82%) CCNA
16 61 (0.77%) CISA
17 55 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
17 55 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 54 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 456 (5.75%) QA
2 347 (4.38%) SLA
3 286 (3.61%) Data Quality
4 244 (3.08%) GDPR
5 231 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 136 (1.72%) PMO
7 103 (1.30%) NIST
8 85 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
9 65 (0.82%) PCI DSS
10 43 (0.54%) MiFID
11 41 (0.52%) GRC
12 40 (0.50%) COBIT
13 26 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 25 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 19 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
16 18 (0.23%) IFRS
17 17 (0.21%) EMIR
18 16 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
19 15 (0.19%) ITGC
20 14 (0.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 844 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 179 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 45 (0.57%) XenApp
5 44 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 38 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (0.37%) Docker
9 27 (0.34%) BitLocker
9 27 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 25 (0.32%) Firmware
11 21 (0.26%) vSphere
12 13 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.14%) NFS
14 8 (0.10%) Shibboleth
15 7 (0.088%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.076%) Apache Flume
17 5 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.063%) Squid
Systems Management
1 217 (2.74%) SCCM
2 54 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 45 (0.57%) Nessus
4 28 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
5 26 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 23 (0.29%) Terraform
7 19 (0.24%) Ansible
8 18 (0.23%) QRadar
9 16 (0.20%) Backup Exec
9 16 (0.20%) Grafana
10 14 (0.18%) Kibana
11 13 (0.16%) WSUS
12 12 (0.15%) HP ALM
13 11 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (0.14%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.13%) AirWatch
14 10 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
14 10 (0.13%) OpenVAS
14 10 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,715 (21.63%) Microsoft
2 357 (4.50%) Oracle
3 319 (4.02%) VMware
4 306 (3.86%) SAP
5 277 (3.49%) Cisco
6 203 (2.56%) Citrix
7 197 (2.48%) Google
8 148 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 127 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 84 (1.06%) IBM
11 74 (0.93%) Splunk
12 73 (0.92%) Adobe
13 64 (0.81%) Informatica
14 62 (0.78%) Red Hat
15 59 (0.74%) HP
15 59 (0.74%) Sophos
16 57 (0.72%) Cognos
17 55 (0.69%) Bloomberg
18 54 (0.68%) Apple
19 49 (0.62%) JD Edwards