Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 21 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 13,803 15,034 15,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.17% 8.53% 8.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.77% 19.25% 18.72%
Number of salaries quoted 9,848 9,915 12,403
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,541 78,101 85,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.52% 44.31% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 56,836 59,549 69,781
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Analytical Skills.

Salary trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Top 18 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 21 August 2018. 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 -6 12,864 £49,166 +7.92% 1,748
UK excluding London -2 7,434 £42,500 +3.66% 1,149
London -3 6,026 £57,500 - 698
South East -4 2,011 £45,000 +5.88% 266
North of England -1 1,795 £40,000 - 284
East of England +6 1,096 £46,500 +9.41% 140
Midlands 0 1,074 £40,000 - 201
North West +1 972 £42,500 +4.94% 165
South West +7 845 £42,500 +6.25% 156
West Midlands +4 770 £40,000 -3.03% 111
Yorkshire +5 705 £40,000 -1.23% 91
Scotland -11 424 £45,000 +5.88% 61
East Midlands -9 302 £42,500 +6.25% 90
Wales -3 158 £38,500 -1.28% 25
North East -13 119 £37,500 - 28
Northern Ireland +9 57 £35,000 - 15
Isle of Man +8 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Channel Islands -1 7 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 6,045 (43.79%) Problem-Solving
2 4,725 (34.23%) Finance
3 3,907 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
4 3,874 (28.07%) SQL
5 3,352 (24.28%) Degree
6 2,652 (19.21%) Microsoft
7 1,955 (14.16%) Java
8 1,922 (13.92%) Analytics
9 1,808 (13.10%) SQL Server
10 1,789 (12.96%) Project Management
11 1,645 (11.92%) Windows
12 1,639 (11.87%) C#
13 1,586 (11.49%) JavaScript
14 1,505 (10.90%) Computer Science
15 1,485 (10.76%) Python
16 1,437 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
17 1,372 (9.94%) Banking
18 1,367 (9.90%) .NET
19 1,275 (9.24%) ITIL
20 1,262 (9.14%) HTML
21 1,257 (9.11%) Microsoft Excel
22 1,150 (8.33%) SDLC
23 1,138 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
24 1,131 (8.19%) Big Data
25 1,130 (8.19%) Linux
26 1,113 (8.06%) Business Analysis
27 1,100 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
28 1,096 (7.94%) Retail
29 1,078 (7.81%) Scrum
30 1,054 (7.64%) Mathematics

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
1 436 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 413 (2.99%) SAS
3 355 (2.57%) Apache Spark
4 273 (1.98%) IIS
5 183 (1.33%) Confluence
6 179 (1.30%) MS Exchange
7 168 (1.22%) Apache
8 155 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
9 122 (0.88%) CMS
10 107 (0.78%) Skype for Business
11 98 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 88 (0.64%) JBoss
13 86 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
13 86 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 76 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 73 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
16 48 (0.35%) WebLogic
17 47 (0.34%) Apache Solr
18 43 (0.31%) WordPress
19 42 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1,257 (9.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 850 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
3 420 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 275 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 224 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
6 115 (0.83%) SPSS
7 78 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 40 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 16 (0.12%) InVision
10 15 (0.11%) Simulink
11 13 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 12 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (0.087%) Stata
13 11 (0.080%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.058%) EViews
15 7 (0.051%) Acrobat
15 7 (0.051%) UserZoom
16 6 (0.043%) InDesign
17 5 (0.036%) Gliffy
18 4 (0.029%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 279 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 143 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 128 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 81 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 60 (0.43%) NetSuite
6 52 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 42 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
8 37 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
9 35 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 35 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 33 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
11 25 (0.18%) Markit EDM
12 24 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 24 (0.17%) Magento
13 22 (0.16%) Relativity
13 22 (0.16%) SAP HCM
14 21 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
14 21 (0.15%) Scribe Insight
15 20 (0.14%) SAP MM
15 20 (0.14%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1,000 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 871 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
3 481 (3.48%) Office 365
4 390 (2.83%) SaaS
5 212 (1.54%) Google Analytics
6 156 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
7 155 (1.12%) PaaS
8 152 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
9 151 (1.09%) IaaS
10 145 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
11 128 (0.93%) GitHub
12 84 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
13 72 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
14 56 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
15 53 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 52 (0.38%) Serverless
17 46 (0.33%) Amazon S3
18 40 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 39 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
20 38 (0.28%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 631 (4.57%) Firewall
2 341 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 317 (2.30%) WAN
4 309 (2.24%) LAN
5 304 (2.20%) Internet
6 290 (2.10%) DNS
7 256 (1.85%) Network Security
8 252 (1.83%) VPN
9 196 (1.42%) DHCP
10 177 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
11 174 (1.26%) VoIP
12 164 (1.19%) HTTP
13 163 (1.18%) SAN
14 144 (1.04%) Wireless
15 118 (0.85%) BGP
16 112 (0.81%) MPLS
17 111 (0.80%) SSL
18 108 (0.78%) OSPF
19 106 (0.77%) Skype
20 102 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,808 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 1,131 (8.19%) Big Data
3 754 (5.46%) Relational Database
4 701 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
5 542 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 508 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 496 (3.59%) NoSQL
8 446 (3.23%) Power BI
9 428 (3.10%) Hadoop
10 366 (2.65%) MySQL
11 345 (2.50%) MongoDB
12 303 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 250 (1.81%) RDBMS
14 198 (1.43%) QlikView
15 193 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
16 169 (1.22%) Data Mining
17 155 (1.12%) Oracle Database
18 153 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
19 131 (0.95%) Apache Hive
20 124 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 670 (4.85%) Git (software)
2 596 (4.32%) JIRA
3 397 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 391 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 316 (2.29%) Selenium
6 300 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 159 (1.15%) Subversion
8 150 (1.09%) Maven
9 149 (1.08%) Cucumber
10 139 (1.01%) JUnit
11 112 (0.81%) TeamCity
12 102 (0.74%) WebDriver
13 82 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 81 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
15 76 (0.55%) SpecFlow
16 72 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 72 (0.52%) Eclipse
17 59 (0.43%) NUnit
18 58 (0.42%) JMeter
19 48 (0.35%) Jasmine
General
1 4,725 (34.23%) Finance
2 1,372 (9.94%) Banking
3 1,096 (7.94%) Retail
4 1,050 (7.61%) Marketing
5 784 (5.68%) Investment Banking
6 659 (4.77%) Financial Institution
7 501 (3.63%) Manufacturing
8 406 (2.94%) Front Office
9 366 (2.65%) Telecoms
10 351 (2.54%) Legal
11 338 (2.45%) Advertising
12 254 (1.84%) Games
13 226 (1.64%) Law
14 218 (1.58%) Electronics
15 200 (1.45%) Back Office
16 144 (1.04%) Publishing
17 95 (0.69%) Automotive
18 84 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
19 68 (0.49%) Billing
20 67 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,735 (27.06%) Analyst
2 2,372 (17.18%) Developer
3 1,201 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 817 (5.92%) Consultant
5 696 (5.04%) Architect
6 476 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 444 (3.22%) Senior Analyst
8 443 (3.21%) Graduate
9 410 (2.97%) Project Manager
10 384 (2.78%) Support Analyst
11 378 (2.74%) Senior Developer
12 366 (2.65%) C# Developer
13 364 (2.64%) Java Developer
14 361 (2.62%) Software Engineer
15 356 (2.58%) .NET Developer
16 322 (2.33%) Software Developer
17 314 (2.27%) Applications Support
17 314 (2.27%) Junior
18 274 (1.99%) Data Scientist
19 260 (1.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,367 (9.90%) .NET
2 1,262 (9.14%) HTML
3 890 (6.45%) Web Services
4 847 (6.14%) CSS
5 634 (4.59%) AngularJS
6 563 (4.08%) XML
7 480 (3.48%) ASP.NET
8 391 (2.83%) RESTful
9 389 (2.82%) React
10 384 (2.78%) HTML5
11 370 (2.68%) REST
12 367 (2.66%) jQuery
12 367 (2.66%) Spring
13 322 (2.33%) .NET Framework
14 246 (1.78%) Node.js
15 237 (1.72%) JSON
16 235 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 221 (1.60%) SOAP
18 197 (1.43%) Middleware
19 186 (1.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,505 (10.90%) Computer Science
2 1,138 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
3 832 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 769 (5.57%) User Experience
5 575 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
6 560 (4.06%) Fintech
7 471 (3.41%) Analytical Mindset
8 361 (2.62%) Algorithms
9 327 (2.37%) Data Structures
10 318 (2.30%) Data Centre
11 251 (1.82%) Mobile App
12 250 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
13 229 (1.66%) Virtual Team
14 189 (1.37%) Fixed Income
15 179 (1.30%) Derivative
16 157 (1.14%) Equities
16 157 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
17 122 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 109 (0.79%) Hedge funds
19 107 (0.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1,645 (11.92%) Windows
2 1,130 (8.19%) Linux
3 602 (4.36%) Unix
4 535 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 254 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 220 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 207 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 201 (1.46%) Windows 10
9 143 (1.04%) Android
10 140 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 123 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 78 (0.57%) CentOS
13 66 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 50 (0.36%) Solaris
15 47 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 45 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 43 (0.31%) AIX
18 35 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 34 (0.25%) HPUX
20 16 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,045 (43.79%) Problem-Solving
2 3,907 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
3 1,922 (13.92%) Analytics
4 1,789 (12.96%) Project Management
5 1,437 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
6 1,275 (9.24%) ITIL
7 1,150 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1,113 (8.06%) Business Analysis
9 1,100 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,078 (7.81%) Scrum
11 1,054 (7.64%) Mathematics
12 1,023 (7.41%) Risk Management
13 978 (7.09%) Decision-Making
14 926 (6.71%) Data Analysis
15 925 (6.70%) Test Automation
16 890 (6.45%) Software Engineering
17 873 (6.32%) Mentoring
18 861 (6.24%) CRM
19 834 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
20 743 (5.38%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 3,874 (28.07%) SQL
2 1,955 (14.16%) Java
3 1,639 (11.87%) C#
4 1,586 (11.49%) JavaScript
5 1,485 (10.76%) Python
6 709 (5.14%) T-SQL
7 564 (4.09%) C++
8 537 (3.89%) R
9 508 (3.68%) C
10 504 (3.65%) PowerShell
11 333 (2.41%) VBA
12 286 (2.07%) PHP
13 244 (1.77%) Scala
14 241 (1.75%) Perl
15 210 (1.52%) Shell Script
16 197 (1.43%) Bash Shell
17 166 (1.20%) PL/SQL
18 152 (1.10%) MATLAB
19 143 (1.04%) Java 8
20 136 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3,352 (24.28%) Degree
2 621 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 507 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 322 (2.33%) CISSP
5 297 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 259 (1.88%) SC Cleared
7 247 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 242 (1.75%) ISEB
9 185 (1.34%) Master's Degree
10 184 (1.33%) CCNP
11 183 (1.33%) PMI Certification
12 181 (1.31%) CISM
13 163 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
14 156 (1.13%) ISTQB
14 156 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
15 155 (1.12%) PhD
16 153 (1.11%) CISA
17 149 (1.08%) CCNA
18 148 (1.07%) PMP
19 134 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 865 (6.27%) QA
2 409 (2.96%) Data Quality
3 397 (2.88%) SLA
4 253 (1.83%) GDPR
5 245 (1.77%) PMO
6 224 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 147 (1.06%) PCI DSS
8 57 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 50 (0.36%) COBIT
10 43 (0.31%) MiFID
11 34 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
12 32 (0.23%) GCP
13 29 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 21 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 20 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
16 17 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 14 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 14 (0.10%) SEPA
18 13 (0.094%) IFRS
19 12 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 707 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 337 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 311 (2.25%) Docker
4 212 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 105 (0.76%) vSphere
6 101 (0.73%) Firmware
7 98 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 87 (0.63%) XenApp
9 71 (0.51%) HDFS
10 63 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 58 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 55 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
13 42 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 36 (0.26%) BitLocker
15 32 (0.23%) VirtualBox
16 22 (0.16%) Apache Flume
17 20 (0.14%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 16 (0.12%) VMware NSX
19 14 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 222 (1.61%) Ansible
2 203 (1.47%) SCCM
3 187 (1.35%) Puppet
4 174 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 159 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 116 (0.84%) Terraform
7 70 (0.51%) SCOM
8 62 (0.45%) Kibana
9 58 (0.42%) Nessus
10 52 (0.38%) WSUS
11 50 (0.36%) Nagios
12 41 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
13 39 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 36 (0.26%) Packer
15 30 (0.22%) RSA Security Analytics
15 30 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
16 29 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
17 28 (0.20%) SCOrch
18 26 (0.19%) logstash
18 26 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2,652 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 898 (6.51%) Oracle
3 581 (4.21%) VMware
4 580 (4.20%) Tableau
5 574 (4.16%) SAP
6 499 (3.62%) Cisco
6 499 (3.62%) Google
7 375 (2.72%) Citrix
8 363 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
9 199 (1.44%) Capita
10 195 (1.41%) HP
11 176 (1.28%) IBM
12 175 (1.27%) Sybase
13 172 (1.25%) Splunk
14 156 (1.13%) Adobe
14 156 (1.13%) ServiceNow
15 146 (1.06%) CheckPoint
16 136 (0.99%) Red Hat
17 117 (0.85%) McAfee
18 113 (0.82%) Cognos