Period
to 28 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 6,082 14,777 19,358
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.28% 11.76% 12.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.76% 12.31% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,811 12,328 16,082
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -

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 62,313 120,054 144,915
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,527 97,214 117,278
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -7 5,583 £45,000 +8.43% 796
UK excluding London -10 3,521 £38,000 +1.33% 583
London -4 2,367 £55,000 +10.00% 268
South East -5 990 £42,500 +6.25% 139
North of England -9 896 £38,500 +10.00% 146
Work from Home +34 807 £42,500 -5.56% 110
Midlands -3 696 £39,000 +11.43% 117
North West -9 446 £38,500 +10.00% 95
West Midlands -6 430 £40,000 +11.59% 77
Yorkshire -8 398 £40,000 +8.11% 45
South West -15 359 £32,500 -7.14% 57
East Midlands 0 263 £38,000 +8.57% 40
East of England -8 232 £35,000 -12.50% 65
Scotland -20 163 £40,000 +6.67% 32
Wales -1 152 £37,000 +10.70% 19
North East -22 52 £33,000 +0.76% 6
Northern Ireland +1 28 £31,000 -6.06% 7
Isle of Man -6 7 - - 1
Channel Islands +4 1 £36,000 -34.55%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,672 (27.49%) SQL
2 1,543 (25.37%) Finance
3 1,288 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1,278 (21.01%) Microsoft
5 963 (15.83%) Windows
6 941 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
7 781 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
8 756 (12.43%) Business Analysis
9 725 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
10 693 (11.39%) Azure
11 681 (11.20%) Office 365
12 641 (10.54%) SQL Server
13 630 (10.36%) Active Directory
14 625 (10.28%) ITIL
15 579 (9.52%) Power Platform
16 569 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
17 561 (9.22%) Power BI
18 544 (8.94%) Degree
19 535 (8.80%) Analytics
20 507 (8.34%) Microsoft Excel
21 468 (7.69%) Python
22 461 (7.58%) Requirements Gathering
23 427 (7.02%) Data Analysis
24 409 (6.72%) Test Automation
25 400 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
26 392 (6.45%) QA
27 385 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
28 375 (6.17%) User Stories
29 372 (6.12%) Information Security
30 365 (6.00%) Project Management

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
1 290 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 147 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 120 (1.97%) Confluence
4 47 (0.77%) CMS
5 41 (0.67%) SAS
6 35 (0.58%) IIS
7 32 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (0.36%) Apache
9 17 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (0.21%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.20%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.12%) FileNet
15 7 (0.12%) LiveCycle
15 7 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 507 (8.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 400 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
3 120 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 117 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.31%) AutoCAD
6 19 (0.31%) Revit
7 13 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.082%) SPSS
9 4 (0.066%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.033%) InVision
10 2 (0.033%) Mathcad
10 2 (0.033%) Sketch
11 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.016%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.016%) Figma
11 1 (0.016%) Maya
11 1 (0.016%) Simulink
11 1 (0.016%) Snagit
11 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 77 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.94%) Markit EDM
3 53 (0.87%) Eagle PACE
4 34 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 32 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 32 (0.53%) SAP SD
6 28 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 25 (0.41%) NetSuite
8 23 (0.38%) PolarLake
9 22 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
10 19 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
10 19 (0.31%) SAP ERP
11 18 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
11 18 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
12 17 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
12 17 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
13 16 (0.26%) Elite 3E
13 16 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
14 15 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
15 13 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 693 (11.39%) Azure
2 681 (11.20%) Office 365
3 579 (9.52%) Power Platform
4 248 (4.08%) AWS
5 216 (3.55%) SaaS
6 89 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
7 72 (1.18%) Google Analytics
8 56 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 48 (0.79%) GCP
10 41 (0.67%) PowerApps
11 39 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
12 37 (0.61%) IaaS
13 35 (0.58%) PaaS
14 33 (0.54%) OneDrive
15 31 (0.51%) G Suite
16 28 (0.46%) Power Automate
17 24 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
18 18 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 18 (0.30%) BPaaS
19 17 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 299 (4.92%) Firewall
2 168 (2.76%) DNS
3 140 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 120 (1.97%) DHCP
5 110 (1.81%) WAN
6 108 (1.78%) VPN
7 100 (1.64%) LAN
8 97 (1.59%) Skype
9 75 (1.23%) VoIP
10 73 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 73 (1.20%) Unified Communications
11 61 (1.00%) Network Security
12 58 (0.95%) Wireless
13 54 (0.89%) SAN
14 47 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
15 46 (0.76%) Intranet
16 44 (0.72%) Internet
17 39 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
18 35 (0.58%) HTTP
19 28 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 641 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 561 (9.22%) Power BI
3 308 (5.06%) Tableau
4 273 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
5 270 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 210 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 109 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 89 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 81 (1.33%) Big Data
10 67 (1.10%) MySQL
11 63 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
12 59 (0.97%) Data Lake
13 55 (0.90%) Looker
14 49 (0.81%) QlikView
15 46 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
16 41 (0.67%) Data Mining
17 38 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
18 36 (0.59%) Oracle Database
19 27 (0.44%) BigQuery
20 26 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 309 (5.08%) JIRA
2 235 (3.86%) Selenium
3 91 (1.50%) Cucumber
4 87 (1.43%) WebDriver
5 82 (1.35%) Postman
6 58 (0.95%) Git (software)
7 57 (0.94%) SpecFlow
8 42 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 39 (0.64%) JMeter
9 39 (0.64%) SoapUI
10 38 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 34 (0.56%) Appium
12 25 (0.41%) Visual Studio
13 22 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
14 21 (0.35%) Jenkins
15 18 (0.30%) Cypress.io
15 18 (0.30%) LoadRunner
16 16 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 14 (0.23%) Bitbucket
17 14 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 1,543 (25.37%) Finance
2 241 (3.96%) Banking
3 217 (3.57%) Marketing
4 198 (3.26%) Retail
5 178 (2.93%) Law
6 171 (2.81%) Legal
7 168 (2.76%) Front Office
8 167 (2.75%) Manufacturing
9 150 (2.47%) Back Office
10 145 (2.38%) Public Sector
11 116 (1.91%) Telecoms
12 89 (1.46%) Advertising
13 64 (1.05%) Games
14 57 (0.94%) Financial Institution
15 53 (0.87%) Digital Economy
16 40 (0.66%) Investment Banking
17 36 (0.59%) Electronics
18 35 (0.58%) Multimedia
19 33 (0.54%) Automotive
20 32 (0.53%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (3.50%) .NET
2 115 (1.89%) HTML
2 115 (1.89%) Web Services
3 88 (1.45%) XML
4 69 (1.13%) Gherkin
5 67 (1.10%) CSS
6 60 (0.99%) RESTful
7 56 (0.92%) JSON
8 52 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
9 49 (0.81%) Middleware
10 38 (0.62%) REST
11 37 (0.61%) SOAP
12 33 (0.54%) EDI
13 32 (0.53%) ASP.NET
14 31 (0.51%) jQuery
15 28 (0.46%) Pandas
16 20 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 20 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (0.26%) AngularJS
17 16 (0.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 941 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
2 338 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 169 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
4 155 (2.55%) User Experience
5 116 (1.91%) Fixed Income
6 107 (1.76%) Mobile App
7 99 (1.63%) Hedge funds
8 89 (1.46%) Equities
9 85 (1.40%) Reference Data
10 81 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
11 78 (1.28%) Data Centre
12 72 (1.18%) Derivative
13 71 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 69 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
15 59 (0.97%) Driving Licence
16 53 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
17 50 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 49 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
19 45 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
20 42 (0.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 963 (15.83%) Windows
2 342 (5.62%) Windows Server
3 296 (4.87%) Windows 10
4 209 (3.44%) Linux
5 112 (1.84%) Unix
6 104 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 99 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 78 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
10 55 (0.90%) Android
11 35 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
12 34 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 27 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 23 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.18%) Solaris
16 11 (0.18%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,288 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 781 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
3 756 (12.43%) Business Analysis
4 725 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
5 625 (10.28%) ITIL
6 569 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 535 (8.80%) Analytics
8 461 (7.58%) Requirements Gathering
9 427 (7.02%) Data Analysis
10 409 (6.72%) Test Automation
11 385 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
12 375 (6.17%) User Stories
13 372 (6.12%) Information Security
14 365 (6.00%) Project Management
15 297 (4.88%) SDLC
16 295 (4.85%) Scrum
17 275 (4.52%) Visualisation
18 266 (4.37%) Migration
19 259 (4.26%) ERP
20 249 (4.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,672 (27.49%) SQL
2 468 (7.69%) Python
3 261 (4.29%) C#
4 245 (4.03%) Java
5 195 (3.21%) PowerShell
6 168 (2.76%) T-SQL
7 119 (1.96%) JavaScript
8 93 (1.53%) R
9 81 (1.33%) VBA
10 64 (1.05%) C
11 49 (0.81%) C++
11 49 (0.81%) VB
12 47 (0.77%) TypeScript
13 45 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 44 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 27 (0.44%) Perl
16 26 (0.43%) PHP
17 25 (0.41%) Shell Script
18 24 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 22 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 544 (8.94%) Degree
2 234 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 144 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 138 (2.27%) CISSP
5 110 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
6 103 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 99 (1.63%) CISM
8 92 (1.51%) ISTQB
9 85 (1.40%) ISEB
10 73 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
11 60 (0.99%) DV Cleared
12 59 (0.97%) MCSE
13 54 (0.89%) A+ Certification
14 51 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
15 47 (0.77%) CCNA
16 45 (0.74%) CISA
17 39 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
18 38 (0.62%) CEH
19 33 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 29 (0.48%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (6.45%) QA
2 269 (4.42%) SLA
3 204 (3.35%) GDPR
4 201 (3.30%) Data Quality
5 182 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 115 (1.89%) NIST
7 82 (1.35%) PMO
8 54 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
9 39 (0.64%) COBIT
10 34 (0.56%) PCI DSS
11 26 (0.43%) MiFID
12 24 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 24 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 18 (0.30%) EMIR
13 18 (0.30%) ITGC
14 17 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 17 (0.28%) HIPAA
15 15 (0.25%) NIST 800
16 12 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
16 12 (0.20%) IFRS
System Software
1 630 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 150 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 52 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 41 (0.67%) XenApp
5 40 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (0.38%) Docker
7 23 (0.38%) Firmware
8 22 (0.36%) vSphere
9 17 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.26%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.13%) Shibboleth
12 6 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.082%) NFS
14 4 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.049%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.049%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.033%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 165 (2.71%) SCCM
2 51 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (0.48%) Terraform
4 23 (0.38%) Nessus
4 23 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (0.26%) Puppet
5 16 (0.26%) QRadar
6 15 (0.25%) Grafana
7 14 (0.23%) Packer
8 13 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 12 (0.20%) AirWatch
9 12 (0.20%) Kubernetes
9 12 (0.20%) WSUS
10 11 (0.18%) SCOrch
11 10 (0.16%) Ansible
12 9 (0.15%) CSIRT
12 9 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 9 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,278 (21.01%) Microsoft
2 292 (4.80%) Oracle
3 274 (4.51%) VMware
4 268 (4.41%) SAP
5 186 (3.06%) Cisco
6 173 (2.84%) Citrix
7 143 (2.35%) Google
8 105 (1.73%) Bloomberg
9 100 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 67 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 65 (1.07%) IBM
12 57 (0.94%) Apple
13 51 (0.84%) Red Hat
14 50 (0.82%) Splunk
15 47 (0.77%) Cognos
16 46 (0.76%) Adobe
17 43 (0.71%) Reuters
18 41 (0.67%) SolarWinds
19 39 (0.64%) Informatica
20 36 (0.59%) Sophos