Period
to 23 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 14,777 19,480 23,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.75% 12.83% 13.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.30% 13.38% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11,974 15,567 18,871
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +3.08%

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 120,184 145,625 168,066
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.92% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 96,228 116,353 136,812
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 18 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 23 January 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 -2 13,726 £41,000 -2.38% 1,994
UK excluding London +2 8,664 £37,500 +1.35% 1,653
London -3 5,816 £50,000 - 536
South East 0 2,660 £40,000 - 396
North of England -2 2,136 £35,000 -2.78% 437
Midlands -1 1,386 £35,000 - 260
North West -2 1,057 £35,000 -12.50% 249
South West -3 987 £35,000 - 195
West Midlands -2 951 £35,000 -4.11% 159
Yorkshire -3 916 £37,000 +10.45% 150
East of England -4 716 £41,000 +17.14% 173
Scotland -3 441 £36,500 -1.35% 120
East Midlands +1 429 £35,000 +1.45% 99
Wales +4 305 £33,173 +3.67% 67
North East -3 164 £32,500 -7.14% 38
Northern Ireland +10 45 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Channel Islands -5 2 £55,000 +64.18% 2
Isle of Man -2 1 £60,000 +17.07%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3,683 (24.92%) Finance
2 3,621 (24.50%) SQL
3 3,393 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
4 2,982 (20.18%) Microsoft
5 2,808 (19.00%) Windows
6 2,122 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
7 1,908 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
8 1,901 (12.86%) Active Directory
9 1,660 (11.23%) ITIL
10 1,659 (11.23%) Business Intelligence
11 1,586 (10.73%) Business Analysis
12 1,554 (10.52%) Office 365
13 1,487 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
14 1,385 (9.37%) SQL Server
15 1,326 (8.97%) Degree
16 1,316 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
17 1,296 (8.77%) Analytics
18 1,291 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
19 1,071 (7.25%) Test Automation
20 990 (6.70%) Windows Server
21 934 (6.32%) Project Management
22 932 (6.31%) Power Platform
23 915 (6.19%) User Stories
24 902 (6.10%) Windows 10
25 899 (6.08%) Power BI
26 883 (5.98%) Information Security
27 870 (5.89%) Azure
28 866 (5.86%) Retail
29 842 (5.70%) SDLC
30 840 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing

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
1 505 (3.42%) MS Exchange
2 452 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 244 (1.65%) Confluence
4 214 (1.45%) SAS
5 170 (1.15%) IIS
6 144 (0.97%) Skype for Business
7 132 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 111 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 79 (0.53%) CMS
10 48 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 34 (0.23%) IBM Notes
11 34 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 33 (0.22%) Apache
13 32 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
14 30 (0.20%) Tomcat
15 27 (0.18%) CICS
16 24 (0.16%) WordPress
17 21 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
18 18 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
18 18 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1,487 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1,316 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 379 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 331 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 94 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 63 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 55 (0.37%) SPSS
8 19 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 15 (0.10%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.041%) Stata
12 5 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.034%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.027%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.020%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
14 3 (0.020%) Windchill
15 2 (0.014%) OrCAD
15 2 (0.014%) PTC Creo
15 2 (0.014%) Revit
Business Applications
1 172 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 118 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 86 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 79 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 69 (0.47%) SAP SD
6 65 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
7 56 (0.38%) SAP ERP
8 53 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
9 52 (0.35%) NetSuite
10 47 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
11 45 (0.30%) SAP MM
12 39 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
13 38 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
13 38 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
14 37 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
15 36 (0.24%) SAP FI
16 34 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
16 34 (0.23%) SAP CO
16 34 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
17 31 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1,554 (10.52%) Office 365
2 932 (6.31%) Power Platform
3 870 (5.89%) Azure
4 398 (2.69%) AWS
5 304 (2.06%) SaaS
6 169 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
7 148 (1.00%) Google Analytics
8 90 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 87 (0.59%) GCP
10 77 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
11 68 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
12 63 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
13 57 (0.39%) OneDrive
14 45 (0.30%) PowerApps
15 37 (0.25%) IaaS
16 36 (0.24%) Mimecast
17 35 (0.24%) Trello
18 31 (0.21%) GitHub
19 28 (0.19%) PaaS
20 27 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 676 (4.57%) Firewall
2 467 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 422 (2.86%) LAN
4 408 (2.76%) WAN
5 394 (2.67%) DNS
6 333 (2.25%) DHCP
7 215 (1.45%) VPN
8 201 (1.36%) Network Security
9 187 (1.27%) VoIP
10 170 (1.15%) Skype
11 165 (1.12%) Internet
12 138 (0.93%) Wireless
13 131 (0.89%) SAN
14 104 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
15 89 (0.60%) Intranet
16 83 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
17 77 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
18 70 (0.47%) VLAN
19 52 (0.35%) HTTP
20 51 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,385 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 899 (6.08%) Power BI
3 568 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
4 457 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 447 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 275 (1.86%) Relational Database
7 229 (1.55%) Big Data
8 221 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 193 (1.31%) QlikView
10 162 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
11 138 (0.93%) Oracle Database
12 95 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
13 90 (0.61%) Data Mining
14 83 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
14 83 (0.56%) MySQL
15 80 (0.54%) DB2
16 79 (0.53%) RDBMS
17 76 (0.51%) MS Access
18 66 (0.45%) Hadoop
18 66 (0.45%) Looker
Development Applications
1 817 (5.53%) JIRA
2 561 (3.80%) Selenium
3 218 (1.48%) WebDriver
4 167 (1.13%) Cucumber
5 164 (1.11%) Postman
6 162 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 160 (1.08%) Git (software)
8 150 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 147 (0.99%) SpecFlow
10 128 (0.87%) SoapUI
11 122 (0.83%) Jenkins
12 76 (0.51%) JMeter
13 56 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
14 49 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
15 44 (0.30%) HP UFT
16 42 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 40 (0.27%) Subversion
18 33 (0.22%) Zephyr
19 31 (0.21%) LoadRunner
19 31 (0.21%) TestRail
General
1 3,683 (24.92%) Finance
2 866 (5.86%) Retail
3 660 (4.47%) Banking
4 646 (4.37%) Marketing
5 386 (2.61%) Law
6 369 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 358 (2.42%) Legal
8 303 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 274 (1.85%) Public Sector
10 209 (1.41%) Front Office
11 177 (1.20%) Back Office
12 140 (0.95%) Advertising
13 113 (0.76%) Games
14 90 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 86 (0.58%) Billing
16 81 (0.55%) Investment Banking
17 78 (0.53%) Automotive
17 78 (0.53%) Publishing
18 75 (0.51%) Aerospace
19 67 (0.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 625 (4.23%) .NET
2 293 (1.98%) XML
3 277 (1.87%) Web Services
4 273 (1.85%) HTML
5 171 (1.16%) REST
6 162 (1.10%) CSS
7 152 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 145 (0.98%) SOAP
9 143 (0.97%) JSON
10 76 (0.51%) RESTful
11 65 (0.44%) Gherkin
12 61 (0.41%) EDI
13 54 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
14 47 (0.32%) jQuery
15 45 (0.30%) HTML5
16 44 (0.30%) .NET Framework
17 43 (0.29%) Middleware
17 43 (0.29%) WCF
18 40 (0.27%) Ajax
18 40 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2,122 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
2 764 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 465 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
4 320 (2.17%) User Experience
5 229 (1.55%) Data Centre
6 174 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 152 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
8 148 (1.00%) Data Structures
9 147 (0.99%) Driving Licence
10 146 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
11 135 (0.91%) Reinsurance
12 127 (0.86%) Fixed Income
13 125 (0.85%) Equities
13 125 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 125 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
14 123 (0.83%) Derivative
15 96 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
16 91 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
17 87 (0.59%) iPhone
18 85 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2,808 (19.00%) Windows
2 990 (6.70%) Windows Server
3 902 (6.10%) Windows 10
4 687 (4.65%) Linux
5 646 (4.37%) Windows 7
6 360 (2.44%) Unix
7 355 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 260 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 221 (1.50%) Android
10 162 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 114 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 78 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 78 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 66 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 62 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 44 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.21%) AIX
17 25 (0.17%) Windows Vista
18 19 (0.13%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,393 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1,908 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
3 1,660 (11.23%) ITIL
4 1,659 (11.23%) Business Intelligence
5 1,586 (10.73%) Business Analysis
6 1,296 (8.77%) Analytics
7 1,291 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,071 (7.25%) Test Automation
9 934 (6.32%) Project Management
10 915 (6.19%) User Stories
11 883 (5.98%) Information Security
12 842 (5.70%) SDLC
13 840 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
14 839 (5.68%) Scrum
15 836 (5.66%) Data Analysis
16 750 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
17 657 (4.45%) Data Modelling
18 654 (4.43%) Change Management
19 649 (4.39%) Visualisation
20 645 (4.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3,621 (24.50%) SQL
2 832 (5.63%) Python
3 716 (4.85%) C#
4 625 (4.23%) Java
5 464 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 408 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 363 (2.46%) R
8 357 (2.42%) T-SQL
9 288 (1.95%) VBA
10 203 (1.37%) C
11 167 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 110 (0.74%) VB
13 103 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 101 (0.68%) C++
15 96 (0.65%) PHP
16 94 (0.64%) Perl
17 89 (0.60%) VB.NET
18 57 (0.39%) MATLAB
19 54 (0.37%) Ruby
20 49 (0.33%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1,326 (8.97%) Degree
2 403 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 345 (2.33%) CISSP
4 340 (2.30%) ISEB
5 311 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 304 (2.06%) ISTQB
7 236 (1.60%) SC Cleared
8 203 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 194 (1.31%) CISM
10 191 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
11 174 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 141 (0.95%) MCSE
13 135 (0.91%) CCNA
14 126 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 118 (0.80%) MCSA
16 100 (0.68%) CISA
17 97 (0.66%) DV Cleared
18 94 (0.64%) MCP
19 77 (0.52%) CEH
20 62 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 831 (5.62%) QA
2 695 (4.70%) SLA
3 378 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 340 (2.30%) Data Quality
5 244 (1.65%) GDPR
6 212 (1.43%) PMO
7 150 (1.02%) PCI DSS
8 126 (0.85%) NIST
9 69 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 63 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
11 50 (0.34%) COBIT
12 41 (0.28%) Solvency II
13 32 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
13 32 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 24 (0.16%) ISO 9001
15 23 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 19 (0.13%) EMIR
16 19 (0.13%) MiFID
17 17 (0.12%) NIST 800
18 12 (0.081%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,901 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 394 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 139 (0.94%) XenApp
5 96 (0.65%) XenDesktop
6 93 (0.63%) vSphere
7 75 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 63 (0.43%) Docker
9 59 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
11 46 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 23 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 15 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.081%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.074%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.068%) Job Entry Subsystem
17 9 (0.061%) Apache Flume
17 9 (0.061%) Firmware
17 9 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 373 (2.52%) SCCM
2 69 (0.47%) QRadar
3 64 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 58 (0.39%) WSUS
5 53 (0.36%) Nessus
6 40 (0.27%) SCOM
7 38 (0.26%) Ansible
8 37 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 35 (0.24%) Puppet
10 33 (0.22%) Nagios
11 32 (0.22%) HP ALM
11 32 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
12 28 (0.19%) Automic
12 28 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (0.18%) Backup Exec
14 25 (0.17%) Kubernetes
15 17 (0.12%) Control-M
15 17 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
15 17 (0.12%) Nmap
15 17 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2,982 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 786 (5.32%) Oracle
3 702 (4.75%) VMware
4 701 (4.74%) SAP
5 671 (4.54%) Tableau
6 604 (4.09%) Citrix
7 408 (2.76%) Cisco
8 341 (2.31%) ServiceNow
9 254 (1.72%) Google
10 252 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 183 (1.24%) HP
12 172 (1.16%) Apple
12 172 (1.16%) IBM
13 160 (1.08%) Splunk
14 151 (1.02%) Adobe
15 134 (0.91%) WorldPay
16 114 (0.77%) Cognos
17 101 (0.68%) iManage
18 89 (0.60%) Red Hat
19 80 (0.54%) LogRhythm