Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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
17 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 7,866 12,640 19,140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.35% 11.38% 12.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.04% 11.93% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6,358 10,152 15,261
10th Percentile £25,241 £24,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,972 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
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 78,316 105,975 142,745
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 95.39% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,526 86,083 115,021
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,977 £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 17 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 17 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 7,137 £44,345 +4.34% 839
UK excluding London -8 4,590 £39,000 +4.00% 615
London -8 2,898 £55,000 +7.32% 283
South East -3 1,214 £42,500 - 116
Work from Home +37 1,198 £42,500 -5.56% 116
North of England -7 1,139 £37,500 - 150
Midlands 0 965 £39,000 +11.43% 147
West Midlands 0 635 £40,000 +14.29% 111
North West -3 574 £37,500 -0.49% 82
Yorkshire -6 504 £37,500 - 52
South West -17 473 £33,819 -3.37% 62
East of England -2 332 £37,500 -6.25% 78
East Midlands +1 327 £38,625 +18.85% 35
Scotland -10 252 £37,500 +2.74% 43
Wales +1 190 £36,000 +4.35% 14
North East -22 61 £37,750 +16.15% 16
Isle of Man -1 16 £42,500 -29.17%
Northern Ireland -22 16 £29,500 -1.67% 5
Channel Islands -5 1 £36,000 -34.55%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 2,120 (26.95%) Finance
2 2,113 (26.86%) SQL
3 1,707 (21.70%) Microsoft
4 1,701 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
5 1,385 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1,250 (15.89%) Windows
7 1,112 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
8 1,092 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
9 981 (12.47%) Business Analysis
10 957 (12.17%) Microsoft 365
11 846 (10.76%) Analytics
12 841 (10.69%) Microsoft Excel
13 839 (10.67%) Azure
14 837 (10.64%) Active Directory
15 813 (10.34%) Power Platform
16 805 (10.23%) ITIL
17 781 (9.93%) Power BI
18 769 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
19 744 (9.46%) SQL Server
20 706 (8.98%) Degree
21 610 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
22 594 (7.55%) Python
22 594 (7.55%) Requirements Gathering
23 580 (7.37%) Data Analysis
24 527 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
25 509 (6.47%) Project Management
26 502 (6.38%) Visualisation
27 475 (6.04%) Information Security
28 462 (5.87%) User Stories
29 461 (5.86%) Windows 10

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
1 331 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 158 (2.01%) MS Exchange
3 140 (1.78%) Confluence
4 70 (0.89%) SAS
5 50 (0.64%) CMS
6 36 (0.46%) Apache
7 35 (0.44%) IIS
8 31 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.19%) Skype for Business
10 14 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.17%) Apache Spark
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
1 841 (10.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 610 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
3 200 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 190 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 71 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 50 (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 97 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 57 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 54 (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 (0.36%) Elite 3E
9 27 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
10 24 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
11 20 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 17 (0.22%) SAP ERP
13 16 (0.20%) SAP SD
14 15 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 15 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
15 13 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
15 13 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
16 12 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 957 (12.17%) Microsoft 365
2 839 (10.67%) Azure
3 813 (10.34%) Power Platform
4 289 (3.67%) SaaS
5 271 (3.45%) AWS
6 161 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
7 89 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 85 (1.08%) Google Analytics
9 82 (1.04%) GCP
10 60 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 54 (0.69%) PaaS
12 53 (0.67%) PowerApps
13 45 (0.57%) IaaS
14 35 (0.44%) Power Automate
15 32 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 31 (0.39%) GitHub
17 30 (0.38%) Google Workspace
17 30 (0.38%) OneDrive
18 25 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
19 22 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 366 (4.65%) Firewall
2 180 (2.29%) DNS
3 149 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 141 (1.79%) VPN
5 122 (1.55%) WAN
6 118 (1.50%) DHCP
7 114 (1.45%) LAN
8 99 (1.26%) VoIP
9 88 (1.12%) Network Security
10 69 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 69 (0.88%) Skype
11 54 (0.69%) SAN
11 54 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
12 51 (0.65%) Intranet
13 46 (0.58%) HTTP
14 45 (0.57%) Internet
15 44 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
16 38 (0.48%) VLAN
17 37 (0.47%) Unified Communications
17 37 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 781 (9.93%) Power BI
2 744 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 449 (5.71%) Tableau
4 381 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
5 368 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 303 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 147 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 135 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 108 (1.37%) Big Data
10 78 (0.99%) Data Mining
11 73 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
12 66 (0.84%) MySQL
13 61 (0.78%) Data Lake
14 53 (0.67%) Looker
15 52 (0.66%) Oracle Database
16 46 (0.58%) QlikView
17 45 (0.57%) BigQuery
17 45 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
18 40 (0.51%) Snowflake Schema
19 36 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 361 (4.59%) JIRA
2 190 (2.42%) Selenium
3 82 (1.04%) Postman
4 81 (1.03%) Cucumber
5 63 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 63 (0.80%) WebDriver
6 49 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 37 (0.47%) JMeter
9 31 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 27 (0.34%) Jenkins
10 27 (0.34%) SoapUI
11 26 (0.33%) SpecFlow
12 24 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 22 (0.28%) Bitbucket
14 21 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
15 19 (0.24%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.22%) Appium
16 17 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
17 14 (0.18%) Metasploit
General
1 2,120 (26.95%) Finance
2 352 (4.47%) Marketing
3 313 (3.98%) Banking
4 311 (3.95%) Law
5 271 (3.45%) Legal
6 269 (3.42%) Retail
7 233 (2.96%) Manufacturing
8 197 (2.50%) Public Sector
9 190 (2.42%) Front Office
10 150 (1.91%) Telecoms
11 137 (1.74%) Back Office
12 118 (1.50%) Advertising
13 102 (1.30%) Games
14 91 (1.16%) Multimedia
15 79 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
16 69 (0.88%) Digital Economy
17 66 (0.84%) Financial Institution
18 55 (0.70%) Investment Banking
19 49 (0.62%) Automotive
20 47 (0.60%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (3.15%) .NET
2 154 (1.96%) HTML
3 116 (1.47%) XML
4 109 (1.39%) Web Services
5 106 (1.35%) CSS
6 64 (0.81%) REST
7 62 (0.79%) JSON
8 61 (0.78%) RESTful
9 60 (0.76%) Gherkin
10 55 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
11 47 (0.60%) Middleware
12 46 (0.58%) ASP.NET
13 42 (0.53%) SOAP
14 35 (0.44%) EDI
15 30 (0.38%) Kafka
16 25 (0.32%) jQuery
17 22 (0.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 21 (0.27%) MDX
19 20 (0.25%) AngularJS
19 20 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1,385 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
2 459 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 220 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
4 174 (2.21%) User Experience
5 135 (1.72%) Derivative
6 118 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 115 (1.46%) Equities
8 104 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 104 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 99 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
10 94 (1.20%) Hedge funds
11 89 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
12 80 (1.02%) Driving Licence
13 79 (1.00%) Fixed Income
14 75 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
15 73 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
16 62 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
17 58 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 50 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
18 50 (0.64%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1,250 (15.89%) Windows
2 461 (5.86%) Windows 10
3 427 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 276 (3.51%) Linux
5 165 (2.10%) Windows 7
6 127 (1.61%) Unix
7 115 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 92 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 90 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
10 73 (0.93%) Android
11 52 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
12 50 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 50 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 30 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.15%) CentOS
18 10 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,701 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1,112 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1,092 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
4 981 (12.47%) Business Analysis
5 846 (10.76%) Analytics
6 805 (10.23%) ITIL
7 769 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 594 (7.55%) Requirements Gathering
9 580 (7.37%) Data Analysis
10 527 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
11 509 (6.47%) Project Management
12 502 (6.38%) Visualisation
13 475 (6.04%) Information Security
14 462 (5.87%) User Stories
15 407 (5.17%) Scrum
16 393 (5.00%) ERP
17 370 (4.70%) Test Automation
18 347 (4.41%) Waterfall
19 345 (4.39%) SDLC
20 344 (4.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,113 (26.86%) SQL
2 594 (7.55%) Python
3 276 (3.51%) C#
4 253 (3.22%) Java
5 223 (2.83%) PowerShell
6 213 (2.71%) T-SQL
7 150 (1.91%) JavaScript
8 129 (1.64%) R
9 114 (1.45%) VBA
10 103 (1.31%) C
11 71 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 65 (0.83%) VB
13 56 (0.71%) C++
13 56 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 48 (0.61%) Perl
15 46 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 35 (0.44%) Shell Script
17 34 (0.43%) PHP
18 33 (0.42%) VB.NET
19 31 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 706 (8.98%) Degree
2 285 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 181 (2.30%) CISSP
4 170 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 135 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 114 (1.45%) ISEB
7 113 (1.44%) A+ Certification
8 106 (1.35%) CISM
8 106 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 99 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
10 98 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 95 (1.21%) MCSE
12 77 (0.98%) CEH
13 74 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
14 69 (0.88%) DV Cleared
15 66 (0.84%) CCNA
16 62 (0.79%) CISA
17 55 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
18 54 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
19 53 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 455 (5.78%) QA
2 344 (4.37%) SLA
3 285 (3.62%) Data Quality
4 247 (3.14%) GDPR
5 237 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 133 (1.69%) PMO
7 108 (1.37%) NIST
8 86 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
9 58 (0.74%) PCI DSS
10 45 (0.57%) MiFID
11 42 (0.53%) GRC
12 40 (0.51%) COBIT
13 26 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 24 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 19 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
16 17 (0.22%) EMIR
16 17 (0.22%) IFRS
17 16 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
18 15 (0.19%) ITGC
19 14 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 837 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 181 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 45 (0.57%) XenApp
5 44 (0.56%) 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 23 (0.29%) vSphere
12 12 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.14%) NFS
14 10 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.10%) Shibboleth
16 7 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.089%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.076%) Apache Flume
17 6 (0.076%) Snort
Systems Management
1 215 (2.73%) SCCM
2 57 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (0.56%) Nessus
4 28 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
5 24 (0.31%) Kubernetes
6 23 (0.29%) Terraform
7 17 (0.22%) QRadar
8 16 (0.20%) Backup Exec
9 15 (0.19%) Ansible
9 15 (0.19%) Grafana
10 13 (0.17%) Kibana
10 13 (0.17%) WSUS
11 12 (0.15%) AirWatch
12 11 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.14%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.13%) Control-M
13 10 (0.13%) HP ALM
13 10 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
13 10 (0.13%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 1,707 (21.70%) Microsoft
2 356 (4.53%) Oracle
3 319 (4.06%) VMware
4 305 (3.88%) SAP
5 276 (3.51%) Cisco
6 204 (2.59%) Citrix
7 197 (2.50%) Google
8 146 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
9 126 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 84 (1.07%) IBM
11 73 (0.93%) Adobe
11 73 (0.93%) Splunk
12 63 (0.80%) Informatica
12 63 (0.80%) Red Hat
13 58 (0.74%) Sophos
14 57 (0.72%) HP
15 56 (0.71%) Cognos
16 55 (0.70%) Bloomberg
17 52 (0.66%) Apple
18 51 (0.65%) Alteryx