Period
to 21 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Analyst 4,567 16,800 21,159
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.34% 12.27% 12.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.84% 12.82% 13.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,184 13,992 17,558
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £36,500 £36,176
% change year-on-year +4.11% +0.90% -2.23%

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 46,414 131,017 156,894
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.66% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,390 104,523 126,398
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -9 4,245 £45,000 +12.50% 559
UK excluding London -10 2,586 £38,000 +4.11% 414
London -7 1,881 £55,000 +15.79% 178
South East -7 748 £44,000 +10.00% 122
North of England -11 722 £37,500 +7.14% 89
Midlands -7 441 £37,500 +7.14% 83
Work from Home +27 402 £42,500 -5.56% 77
North West -8 379 £38,500 +2.67% 49
Yorkshire -10 292 £38,750 +10.71% 32
West Midlands -10 276 £37,250 +6.57% 53
South West -17 266 £32,655 -6.70% 37
East of England -15 166 £32,500 -18.75% 50
East Midlands -1 164 £38,000 +8.57% 30
Scotland -11 111 £37,500 - 21
Wales -5 98 £35,000 +0.72% 10
North East -19 51 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Northern Ireland -5 29 £25,750 -26.43% 3
Channel Islands +5 6 £55,000 +83.33%
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,292 (28.29%) SQL
2 1,228 (26.89%) Finance
3 1,006 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
4 910 (19.93%) Microsoft
5 738 (16.16%) Windows
6 677 (14.82%) Analytical Skills
7 572 (12.52%) Business Analysis
8 512 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
9 494 (10.82%) ITIL
9 494 (10.82%) Azure
10 489 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
11 483 (10.58%) SQL Server
12 480 (10.51%) Degree
13 465 (10.18%) Active Directory
14 442 (9.68%) Office 365
15 404 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 390 (8.54%) Python
17 378 (8.28%) Analytics
18 366 (8.01%) Microsoft Excel
19 362 (7.93%) Requirements Gathering
20 358 (7.84%) Power Platform
21 346 (7.58%) Power BI
22 336 (7.36%) Test Automation
23 335 (7.34%) QA
24 323 (7.07%) Information Security
25 317 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
26 303 (6.63%) Data Analysis
27 289 (6.33%) AWS
28 287 (6.28%) User Stories
29 284 (6.22%) Cybersecurity

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
1 195 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 111 (2.43%) Confluence
3 97 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 40 (0.88%) CMS
5 39 (0.85%) IIS
6 26 (0.57%) SAS
7 18 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (0.33%) Apache
8 15 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 13 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (0.24%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.22%) WordPress
13 9 (0.20%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.15%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 366 (8.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 317 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
3 101 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 89 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.044%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.044%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.044%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.044%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.044%) MadCap Flare
8 2 (0.044%) Mathcad
8 2 (0.044%) Quantrix
9 1 (0.022%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.022%) Revit
9 1 (0.022%) Simulink
9 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.022%) Stata
Business Applications
1 107 (2.34%) Markit EDM
2 100 (2.19%) Eagle PACE
3 75 (1.64%) PolarLake
4 45 (0.99%) SAP SD
5 43 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
6 28 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
7 27 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
8 26 (0.57%) SAP MM
9 25 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
10 23 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
11 22 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
11 22 (0.48%) Sentinel
12 19 (0.42%) SAP FI
13 18 (0.39%) SAP CO
13 18 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
14 17 (0.37%) NetSuite
15 15 (0.33%) SAP ERP
16 14 (0.31%) Magento
16 14 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
17 11 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 494 (10.82%) Azure
2 442 (9.68%) Office 365
3 358 (7.84%) Power Platform
4 289 (6.33%) AWS
5 124 (2.72%) SaaS
6 64 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
7 59 (1.29%) Google Analytics
8 55 (1.20%) GCP
9 39 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 27 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
12 22 (0.48%) PowerApps
13 21 (0.46%) OneDrive
13 21 (0.46%) PaaS
14 20 (0.44%) Mimecast
15 18 (0.39%) IaaS
16 16 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
16 16 (0.35%) Logic Apps
17 14 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
17 14 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 223 (4.88%) Firewall
2 147 (3.22%) TCP/IP
3 145 (3.17%) DNS
4 121 (2.65%) WAN
5 120 (2.63%) LAN
6 114 (2.50%) Skype
7 93 (2.04%) DHCP
8 84 (1.84%) VPN
9 77 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 71 (1.55%) Wireless
11 66 (1.45%) Network Security
12 57 (1.25%) Internet
13 55 (1.20%) SAN
14 51 (1.12%) Unified Communications
15 46 (1.01%) iSCSI
16 43 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
17 42 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
17 42 (0.92%) VoIP
18 32 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
19 26 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 483 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 346 (7.58%) Power BI
3 188 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
4 185 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 172 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 76 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 59 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 55 (1.20%) Big Data
9 53 (1.16%) QlikView
10 41 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 35 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
11 35 (0.77%) MySQL
12 32 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
13 31 (0.68%) Looker
14 30 (0.66%) Data Lake
15 28 (0.61%) BigQuery
15 28 (0.61%) Oracle Database
16 26 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
17 21 (0.46%) Data Mining
18 18 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 257 (5.63%) JIRA
2 222 (4.86%) Selenium
3 93 (2.04%) WebDriver
4 83 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 70 (1.53%) SpecFlow
6 55 (1.20%) Postman
7 42 (0.92%) Git (software)
7 42 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (0.81%) Visual Studio
9 32 (0.70%) Appium
10 27 (0.59%) JMeter
11 24 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 23 (0.50%) Cypress.io
12 23 (0.50%) Jenkins
12 23 (0.50%) SoapUI
13 22 (0.48%) Metasploit
14 21 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
15 20 (0.44%) TeamCity
16 17 (0.37%) Subversion
17 16 (0.35%) TestRail
General
1 1,228 (26.89%) Finance
2 186 (4.07%) Banking
3 171 (3.74%) Front Office
4 168 (3.68%) Back Office
5 139 (3.04%) Retail
6 136 (2.98%) Marketing
7 123 (2.69%) Manufacturing
8 114 (2.50%) Legal
9 111 (2.43%) Law
10 98 (2.15%) Telecoms
11 81 (1.77%) Public Sector
12 74 (1.62%) Advertising
13 38 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 37 (0.81%) Games
15 29 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 29 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.50%) Electronics
17 21 (0.46%) Local Government
18 20 (0.44%) Billing
19 17 (0.37%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (4.20%) .NET
2 138 (3.02%) Web Services
3 64 (1.40%) HTML
4 61 (1.34%) XML
5 48 (1.05%) JSON
6 41 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
7 40 (0.88%) Gherkin
8 37 (0.81%) CSS
9 36 (0.79%) EDI
10 31 (0.68%) RESTful
11 30 (0.66%) SOAP
12 29 (0.63%) Pandas
13 27 (0.59%) jQuery
14 26 (0.57%) ASP.NET
14 26 (0.57%) Middleware
15 20 (0.44%) .NET Framework
16 17 (0.37%) REST
17 16 (0.35%) AngularJS
18 15 (0.33%) Node.js
19 13 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 677 (14.82%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 151 (3.31%) Fixed Income
4 149 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
5 135 (2.96%) Equities
6 127 (2.78%) Hedge funds
7 126 (2.76%) Reference Data
8 116 (2.54%) User Experience
9 92 (2.01%) Data Centre
10 79 (1.73%) Derivative
11 71 (1.55%) Mobile App
12 63 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
13 62 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
14 51 (1.12%) Reinsurance
15 46 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
16 37 (0.81%) Data Structures
16 37 (0.81%) Driving Licence
17 36 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 35 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
19 29 (0.63%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 738 (16.16%) Windows
2 237 (5.19%) Windows Server
3 199 (4.36%) Windows 10
4 188 (4.12%) Linux
5 104 (2.28%) Unix
6 92 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 54 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 42 (0.92%) Android
11 33 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
13 16 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 15 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.31%) CentOS
15 14 (0.31%) Solaris
16 12 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.24%) Kali Linux
17 11 (0.24%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,006 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 572 (12.52%) Business Analysis
3 512 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
4 494 (10.82%) ITIL
5 489 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 404 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 378 (8.28%) Analytics
8 362 (7.93%) Requirements Gathering
9 336 (7.36%) Test Automation
10 323 (7.07%) Information Security
11 303 (6.63%) Data Analysis
12 287 (6.28%) User Stories
13 284 (6.22%) Cybersecurity
14 255 (5.58%) Project Management
15 250 (5.47%) SDLC
16 240 (5.26%) Scrum
17 209 (4.58%) Change Management
18 200 (4.38%) Data Modelling
18 200 (4.38%) Visualisation
19 190 (4.16%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1,292 (28.29%) SQL
2 390 (8.54%) Python
3 226 (4.95%) C#
4 154 (3.37%) Java
5 147 (3.22%) PowerShell
6 135 (2.96%) R
7 110 (2.41%) JavaScript
8 100 (2.19%) T-SQL
9 74 (1.62%) VBA
10 44 (0.96%) C
11 42 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 39 (0.85%) C++
13 34 (0.74%) VB.NET
14 28 (0.61%) PHP
14 28 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 26 (0.57%) TypeScript
16 25 (0.55%) VB
17 20 (0.44%) Perl
18 18 (0.39%) MATLAB
19 12 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 480 (10.51%) Degree
2 213 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 130 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 112 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 106 (2.32%) CISSP
6 95 (2.08%) ISEB
7 80 (1.75%) CISM
8 79 (1.73%) ISTQB
9 66 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 63 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
11 61 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 55 (1.20%) DV Cleared
13 47 (1.03%) CISA
14 41 (0.90%) MCSA
15 32 (0.70%) MCP
16 31 (0.68%) MCSE
16 31 (0.68%) PhD
17 29 (0.63%) GCIH
18 28 (0.61%) CCNA
18 28 (0.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (7.34%) QA
2 167 (3.66%) SLA
3 145 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 127 (2.78%) GDPR
5 113 (2.47%) Data Quality
6 104 (2.28%) NIST
7 53 (1.16%) PMO
8 38 (0.83%) COBIT
8 38 (0.83%) PCI DSS
9 32 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 30 (0.66%) MiFID
11 28 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
12 26 (0.57%) EMIR
13 14 (0.31%) IFRS
13 14 (0.31%) ISO 31000
13 14 (0.31%) NIST 800
14 11 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 10 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
16 9 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 8 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 465 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 107 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 30 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (0.61%) vSphere
5 28 (0.61%) XenApp
6 19 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (0.35%) Snort
9 13 (0.28%) Docker
10 9 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.11%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.066%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.066%) Firmware
14 3 (0.066%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.044%) Cygwin
15 2 (0.044%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 90 (1.97%) SCCM
2 38 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (0.48%) WSUS
4 19 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 18 (0.39%) Grafana
6 15 (0.33%) Nessus
6 15 (0.33%) QRadar
6 15 (0.33%) SCOrch
7 14 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 13 (0.28%) AirWatch
8 13 (0.28%) CSIRT
9 10 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (0.22%) Terraform
10 9 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.18%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.15%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.15%) Puppet
13 6 (0.13%) Packer
14 5 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 910 (19.93%) Microsoft
2 241 (5.28%) Oracle
3 225 (4.93%) Tableau
4 212 (4.64%) SAP
5 198 (4.34%) VMware
6 155 (3.39%) Citrix
7 151 (3.31%) Bloomberg
8 128 (2.80%) Cisco
9 100 (2.19%) Google
10 56 (1.23%) ServiceNow
11 52 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
12 49 (1.07%) Splunk
13 45 (0.99%) Reuters
14 37 (0.81%) Apple
15 34 (0.74%) SolarWinds
16 32 (0.70%) FactSet
16 32 (0.70%) IBM
17 28 (0.61%) iManage
18 26 (0.57%) Sophos
19 25 (0.55%) Adobe