Period
to 20 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 36 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 9,592 3,160 10,710
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.92% 6.43% 7.58%
As % of the General category 13.62% 12.38% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5,529 2,370 7,633
10th Percentile £30,938 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,483 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.03% +4.97% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

Analytical Skills is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 70,425 25,525 78,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.17% 51.96% 55.75%
Number of salaries quoted 43,250 20,271 59,913
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,625 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills.

Salary trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 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 8,329 £52,500 - 1,485
UK excluding London +8 4,947 £45,000 - 1,054
London 0 3,722 £60,000 -7.69% 528
Work from Home +20 1,761 £57,500 +4.55% 199
South East +29 1,359 £50,000 - 233
North of England +2 1,157 £45,000 -2.17% 269
Midlands +2 868 £42,500 -5.56% 222
North West -7 557 £46,000 -8.00% 150
East of England +21 550 £44,000 +3.53% 108
South West +1 530 £47,500 +18.75% 118
Yorkshire +22 510 £45,000 +8.43% 84
West Midlands -3 500 £45,000 - 149
East Midlands +8 365 £39,000 -17.89% 72
Scotland -5 271 £47,500 +11.76% 73
Wales +18 132 £42,500 +3.03% 19
North East -5 94 £42,500 -1.73% 35
Northern Ireland -3 85 £75,000 +114.29% 12
Channel Islands - 3 £85,000 - 1
Isle of Man -7 1 £37,500 +2.74%

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 4,483 (46.74%) Social Skills
2 3,967 (41.36%) Problem-Solving
3 2,769 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
4 2,517 (26.24%) SQL
5 2,378 (24.79%) Finance
6 2,257 (23.53%) Degree
7 1,991 (20.76%) Analytics
8 1,786 (18.62%) Microsoft
9 1,496 (15.60%) Python
10 1,457 (15.19%) Business Intelligence
11 1,372 (14.30%) Azure
12 1,216 (12.68%) Project Management
13 1,123 (11.71%) JavaScript
14 1,070 (11.16%) AWS
15 1,051 (10.96%) Computer Science
16 998 (10.40%) Microsoft Excel
17 968 (10.09%) DevOps
18 964 (10.05%) Marketing
19 926 (9.65%) Power Platform
20 916 (9.55%) Visualisation
21 896 (9.34%) Power BI
22 875 (9.12%) Java
23 869 (9.06%) Scrum
24 866 (9.03%) Mentoring
25 852 (8.88%) Windows
26 832 (8.67%) SQL Server
27 828 (8.63%) Retail
28 793 (8.27%) Decision-Making
29 765 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
30 763 (7.95%) Software Engineering

Analytical Skills
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
1 241 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 225 (2.35%) Confluence
3 221 (2.30%) SAS
4 209 (2.18%) Apache Spark
5 150 (1.56%) CMS
6 143 (1.49%) Apache
7 77 (0.80%) IIS
8 71 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 67 (0.70%) nginx
9 67 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 57 (0.59%) MS Exchange
11 48 (0.50%) WordPress
12 43 (0.45%) Jupyter
13 41 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
14 39 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
15 38 (0.40%) WebLogic
16 27 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 24 (0.25%) Drupal
18 23 (0.24%) Skype for Business
19 22 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 998 (10.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 696 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
3 321 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 195 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 110 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 93 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
7 36 (0.38%) Simulink
8 31 (0.32%) Sketch
9 29 (0.30%) Figma
10 25 (0.26%) InVision
11 24 (0.25%) SPSS
12 14 (0.15%) Gliffy
13 13 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
13 13 (0.14%) Stata
14 12 (0.13%) Photoshop
15 9 (0.094%) Oracle Smart View
16 8 (0.083%) Chatbot
16 8 (0.083%) UserZoom
17 7 (0.073%) InDesign
18 5 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 72 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 38 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 35 (0.36%) Shopify
5 34 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 33 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
7 32 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
8 31 (0.32%) Sentinel
9 29 (0.30%) Magento
10 21 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
11 18 (0.19%) IBM Planning Analytics
12 16 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
12 16 (0.17%) MetaTrader
12 16 (0.17%) SAP SD
13 14 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
14 13 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
14 13 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
14 13 (0.14%) SAP ERP
15 12 (0.13%) HFM
15 12 (0.13%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,372 (14.30%) Azure
2 1,070 (11.16%) AWS
3 926 (9.65%) Power Platform
4 549 (5.72%) SaaS
5 456 (4.75%) Microsoft 365
6 356 (3.71%) GCP
7 235 (2.45%) Serverless
8 212 (2.21%) GitHub
9 175 (1.82%) Google Analytics
10 172 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
11 167 (1.74%) PaaS
12 161 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
13 145 (1.51%) IaaS
14 126 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
15 107 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
16 101 (1.05%) Amazon S3
17 93 (0.97%) Snowflake
18 78 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
19 73 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
20 56 (0.58%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 318 (3.32%) Firewall
2 201 (2.10%) DNS
3 170 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 166 (1.73%) LAN
5 151 (1.57%) WAN
6 149 (1.55%) VPN
7 146 (1.52%) Internet
8 127 (1.32%) Broadband
9 120 (1.25%) HTTP
10 116 (1.21%) DHCP
11 72 (0.75%) Network Security
12 68 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
13 53 (0.55%) SSL
14 48 (0.50%) FTP
14 48 (0.50%) SAN
15 40 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
16 38 (0.40%) VoIP
17 36 (0.38%) BGP
17 36 (0.38%) Intranet
18 32 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 896 (9.34%) Power BI
2 832 (8.67%) SQL Server
3 653 (6.81%) Tableau
4 620 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
5 425 (4.43%) Big Data
6 350 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 345 (3.60%) MySQL
8 314 (3.27%) NoSQL
9 270 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 248 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
11 246 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 189 (1.97%) Data Mining
13 149 (1.55%) MongoDB
14 141 (1.47%) Data Lake
15 134 (1.40%) Hadoop
16 123 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 121 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
18 118 (1.23%) BigQuery
19 114 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
20 98 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 627 (6.54%) JIRA
2 623 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 358 (3.73%) Jenkins
4 156 (1.63%) GitLab
5 133 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 117 (1.22%) Selenium
7 110 (1.15%) Bitbucket
8 92 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 86 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
10 84 (0.88%) Maven
11 67 (0.70%) webpack
12 65 (0.68%) Eclipse
13 59 (0.62%) Cucumber
13 59 (0.62%) Postman
14 58 (0.60%) Subversion
15 56 (0.58%) TeamCity
16 54 (0.56%) JUnit
17 51 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
18 48 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 45 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4,483 (46.74%) Social Skills
2 2,378 (24.79%) Finance
3 964 (10.05%) Marketing
4 828 (8.63%) Retail
5 701 (7.31%) Presentation Skills
6 629 (6.56%) Organisational Skills
7 366 (3.82%) Banking
8 352 (3.67%) Influencing Skills
9 325 (3.39%) Legal
10 302 (3.15%) Law
11 291 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 287 (2.99%) Public Sector
13 270 (2.81%) Telecoms
14 259 (2.70%) Manufacturing
15 244 (2.54%) Games
16 242 (2.52%) Advertising
17 225 (2.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 146 (1.52%) Back Office
19 117 (1.22%) Automotive
20 113 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,273 (23.70%) Analyst
2 1,497 (15.61%) Developer
3 520 (5.42%) Business Analyst
4 443 (4.62%) Architect
5 420 (4.38%) Data Analyst
6 344 (3.59%) Consultant
7 311 (3.24%) Software Engineer
8 306 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
9 259 (2.70%) Senior Developer
10 243 (2.53%) Data Engineer
11 236 (2.46%) Graduate
12 234 (2.44%) Project Manager
13 210 (2.19%) Full Stack Developer
13 210 (2.19%) Support Analyst
14 183 (1.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 181 (1.89%) Java Developer
16 179 (1.87%) Junior
17 170 (1.77%) Administrator
18 168 (1.75%) Solutions Architect
19 167 (1.74%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (6.56%) HTML
2 623 (6.49%) React
3 600 (6.26%) .NET
4 558 (5.82%) CSS
5 405 (4.22%) REST
6 378 (3.94%) Node.js
7 373 (3.89%) Web Services
8 316 (3.29%) AngularJS
9 236 (2.46%) XML
10 219 (2.28%) Kafka
11 218 (2.27%) Spring
12 205 (2.14%) RESTful
13 173 (1.80%) jQuery
14 161 (1.68%) JSON
15 153 (1.60%) HTML5
16 143 (1.49%) .NET Core
17 131 (1.37%) Spring Boot
18 129 (1.34%) ASP.NET
18 129 (1.34%) GraphQL
19 124 (1.29%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 722 (7.53%) User Experience
2 691 (7.20%) Self-Motivation
3 690 (7.19%) Management Information System
4 440 (4.59%) Analytical Mindset
5 375 (3.91%) Algorithms
6 269 (2.80%) Data Structures
7 226 (2.36%) Life Science
8 185 (1.93%) Virtual Team
9 172 (1.79%) Data Centre
9 172 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 147 (1.53%) Social Media
11 134 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
12 133 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 111 (1.16%) Public Cloud
14 95 (0.99%) FMCG
15 93 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
16 86 (0.90%) Robotics
17 85 (0.89%) Driving Licence
18 78 (0.81%) Digital Media
19 75 (0.78%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 852 (8.88%) Windows
2 689 (7.18%) Linux
3 270 (2.81%) Unix
4 268 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 150 (1.56%) Windows 10
6 144 (1.50%) Android
7 135 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 109 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
9 104 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 56 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 45 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 44 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 43 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 40 (0.42%) Solaris
17 30 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 26 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
19 22 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
20 20 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,967 (41.36%) Problem-Solving
2 2,769 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,991 (20.76%) Analytics
4 1,457 (15.19%) Business Intelligence
5 1,216 (12.68%) Project Management
6 1,051 (10.96%) Computer Science
7 968 (10.09%) DevOps
8 916 (9.55%) Visualisation
9 869 (9.06%) Scrum
10 866 (9.03%) Mentoring
11 793 (8.27%) Decision-Making
12 765 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 763 (7.95%) Software Engineering
14 728 (7.59%) Data Analysis
15 720 (7.51%) Data Science
16 704 (7.34%) Analytical Thinking
17 681 (7.10%) Data Modelling
18 654 (6.82%) Mathematics
19 629 (6.56%) ITIL
20 624 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,517 (26.24%) SQL
2 1,496 (15.60%) Python
3 1,123 (11.71%) JavaScript
4 875 (9.12%) Java
5 691 (7.20%) C#
6 356 (3.71%) C
7 340 (3.54%) R
8 321 (3.35%) PowerShell
9 295 (3.08%) TypeScript
10 257 (2.68%) PHP
11 243 (2.53%) C++
12 228 (2.38%) T-SQL
13 184 (1.92%) VBA
14 168 (1.75%) Go
15 140 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 139 (1.45%) Bash Shell
17 134 (1.40%) VB
18 117 (1.22%) Scala
19 106 (1.11%) Perl
20 94 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,257 (23.53%) Degree
2 472 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 338 (3.52%) Security Cleared
4 178 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 166 (1.73%) Master's Degree
6 141 (1.47%) PhD
7 137 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
8 126 (1.31%) CISSP
9 86 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 82 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
11 81 (0.84%) CISM
12 71 (0.74%) CISA
12 71 (0.74%) ISTQB
13 67 (0.70%) MBA
14 66 (0.69%) ISEB
15 63 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 55 (0.57%) CRISC
17 54 (0.56%) DV Cleared
18 49 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 48 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 587 (6.12%) QA
2 376 (3.92%) Data Quality
3 302 (3.15%) GDPR
4 280 (2.92%) SLA
5 142 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 133 (1.39%) PMO
7 128 (1.33%) Accessibility
8 96 (1.00%) Good Clinical Practice
9 79 (0.82%) NIST
10 57 (0.59%) GRC
11 49 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
12 48 (0.50%) CDISC
13 46 (0.48%) PCI DSS
14 44 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 39 (0.41%) MISRA
15 39 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 37 (0.39%) ECSS
16 37 (0.39%) MISRA C
17 30 (0.31%) COBIT
17 30 (0.31%) GLP
System Software
1 500 (5.21%) Docker
2 435 (4.54%) Active Directory
3 183 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 56 (0.58%) Firmware
6 34 (0.35%) vSphere
7 23 (0.24%) XenApp
8 21 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.18%) VMware NSX
11 15 (0.16%) iptables
11 15 (0.16%) KVM
12 14 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 13 (0.14%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.083%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.083%) QEMU
14 8 (0.083%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.073%) HDFS
16 6 (0.063%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.063%) Xen
Systems Management
1 391 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 220 (2.29%) Terraform
3 180 (1.88%) Ansible
4 89 (0.93%) SCCM
5 50 (0.52%) Grafana
6 45 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 41 (0.43%) Puppet
8 38 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 35 (0.36%) Prometheus
9 35 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
10 30 (0.31%) Istio
11 22 (0.23%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.18%) SCOM
13 16 (0.17%) Nessus
14 15 (0.16%) WMI
15 14 (0.15%) QRadar
15 14 (0.15%) Rancher
15 14 (0.15%) Sysprep
16 13 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
16 13 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,786 (18.62%) Microsoft
2 613 (6.39%) Google
3 578 (6.03%) Oracle
4 395 (4.12%) SAP
5 354 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
6 251 (2.62%) VMware
7 171 (1.78%) Cisco
7 171 (1.78%) ServiceNow
8 127 (1.32%) Adobe
9 109 (1.14%) IBM
10 104 (1.08%) Splunk
11 94 (0.98%) Facebook
12 93 (0.97%) Databricks
13 91 (0.95%) Citrix
14 83 (0.87%) YouTube
15 77 (0.80%) Atlassian
16 72 (0.75%) Instagram
17 71 (0.74%) Red Hat
18 60 (0.63%) EMC
19 59 (0.62%) Remedy