Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 25 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 3,618 10,039 12,941
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.38% 7.40% 7.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.88% 19.06% 20.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3,186 7,602 9,780
Median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

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 21,435 52,670 64,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.80% 38.81% 39.65%
Number of salaries quoted 17,434 40,174 49,330
Median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 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 -8 3,356 £52,500 +5.00% 835
UK excluding London -6 2,105 £47,500 +5.56% 610
London -11 1,361 £65,000 +8.33% 265
North of England +3 692 £50,000 +19.05% 184
South East -11 525 £50,000 +5.26% 146
North West +12 463 £50,000 +17.65% 105
Work from Home +13 457 £50,000 -9.09% 105
Midlands 0 385 £45,000 +8.41% 107
West Midlands -3 250 £47,000 +13.25% 58
South West -14 235 £40,750 -9.44% 58
Yorkshire -15 169 £41,500 +3.52% 59
East Midlands +8 134 £41,500 -2.35% 49
East of England -13 131 £45,000 -10.00% 71
Scotland -38 79 £41,250 -10.01% 27
North East -6 60 £45,000 +19.89% 20
Wales -5 35 £43,500 +12.99% 15
Northern Ireland +4 29 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 1,374 (37.98%) Problem-Solving
2 1,098 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1,081 (29.88%) SQL
4 843 (23.30%) Finance
5 822 (22.72%) Degree
6 738 (20.40%) Microsoft
7 660 (18.24%) Analytics
8 628 (17.36%) Azure
9 544 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
10 540 (14.93%) Python
11 514 (14.21%) JavaScript
12 496 (13.71%) SQL Server
13 460 (12.71%) Windows
14 442 (12.22%) C#
15 425 (11.75%) Java
16 372 (10.28%) Power Platform
17 370 (10.23%) Computer Science
18 366 (10.12%) HTML
19 363 (10.03%) Linux
20 361 (9.98%) DevOps
21 357 (9.87%) .NET
22 351 (9.70%) Scrum
23 349 (9.65%) Power BI
24 314 (8.68%) Project Management
25 305 (8.43%) CSS
26 304 (8.40%) AWS
27 302 (8.35%) Marketing
28 288 (7.96%) Analytical Thinking
29 270 (7.46%) User Experience
30 265 (7.32%) Data Modelling

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
1 110 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 105 (2.90%) Confluence
3 79 (2.18%) Apache Spark
4 65 (1.80%) Apache
5 40 (1.11%) IIS
5 40 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 38 (1.05%) CMS
7 32 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (0.64%) SAS
9 14 (0.39%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.33%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.28%) WordPress
13 9 (0.25%) Drupal
14 8 (0.22%) Jupyter
14 8 (0.22%) nginx
15 7 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 262 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 243 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.41%) Sketch
6 15 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.39%) SPSS
8 12 (0.33%) InVision
9 10 (0.28%) Stata
10 8 (0.22%) Simulink
11 7 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.14%) Adobe XD
12 5 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.11%) Windchill
14 3 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.083%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.083%) SPSS Modeler
14 3 (0.083%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 60 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
4 15 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 14 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.36%) Shopify
7 12 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.25%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
9 8 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.19%) Magento
10 7 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.19%) R3 Corda
11 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.14%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.14%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.11%) Actimize
12 4 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
12 4 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 628 (17.36%) Azure
2 372 (10.28%) Power Platform
3 304 (8.40%) AWS
4 165 (4.56%) Office 365
5 147 (4.06%) SaaS
6 98 (2.71%) GCP
7 77 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 57 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 55 (1.52%) Google Analytics
10 53 (1.46%) PaaS
11 48 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
12 42 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
13 35 (0.97%) IaaS
14 34 (0.94%) PowerApps
15 33 (0.91%) Serverless
16 32 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
17 30 (0.83%) iPaaS
18 29 (0.80%) npm
19 21 (0.58%) GitHub
20 20 (0.55%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 153 (4.23%) Firewall
2 79 (2.18%) DNS
3 64 (1.77%) VPN
4 63 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 59 (1.63%) Internet
5 59 (1.63%) Network Security
6 47 (1.30%) LAN
7 46 (1.27%) WAN
8 43 (1.19%) DHCP
8 43 (1.19%) VoIP
9 38 (1.05%) HTTP
9 38 (1.05%) OSPF
10 35 (0.97%) BGP
10 35 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
10 35 (0.97%) SSL
11 32 (0.88%) VLAN
12 24 (0.66%) Skype
13 23 (0.64%) Wireless
14 22 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (0.58%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 349 (9.65%) Power BI
3 244 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
4 190 (5.25%) Relational Database
5 189 (5.22%) Tableau
6 180 (4.98%) Big Data
7 166 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 141 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 134 (3.70%) MySQL
10 115 (3.18%) NoSQL
11 104 (2.87%) Data Lake
12 67 (1.85%) MongoDB
13 63 (1.74%) Hadoop
13 63 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 60 (1.66%) QlikView
15 55 (1.52%) Data Mining
16 50 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
17 44 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
18 42 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
19 39 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 247 (6.83%) Git (software)
2 209 (5.78%) JIRA
3 107 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 81 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 62 (1.71%) Selenium
6 57 (1.58%) Visual Studio
7 38 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 37 (1.02%) Bitbucket
9 32 (0.88%) Cucumber
10 29 (0.80%) SpecFlow
11 28 (0.77%) GitLab
11 28 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
12 27 (0.75%) Subversion
12 27 (0.75%) webpack
13 25 (0.69%) IntelliJ
14 22 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (0.61%) JUnit
15 21 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
16 20 (0.55%) Maven
16 20 (0.55%) NUnit
General
1 843 (23.30%) Finance
2 302 (8.35%) Marketing
3 148 (4.09%) Retail
4 141 (3.90%) Banking
5 107 (2.96%) Legal
6 106 (2.93%) Manufacturing
7 98 (2.71%) Public Sector
8 92 (2.54%) Telecoms
9 75 (2.07%) Law
10 60 (1.66%) Front Office
11 50 (1.38%) Back Office
12 42 (1.16%) French Language
13 41 (1.13%) Electronics
14 35 (0.97%) Advertising
14 35 (0.97%) Investment Banking
15 34 (0.94%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.77%) Games
17 25 (0.69%) Aerospace
18 23 (0.64%) Billing
19 21 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 816 (22.55%) Developer
2 779 (21.53%) Analyst
3 205 (5.67%) Business Analyst
4 188 (5.20%) Architect
5 143 (3.95%) Consultant
6 136 (3.76%) .NET Developer
7 132 (3.65%) Senior Developer
8 130 (3.59%) Software Engineer
9 128 (3.54%) Data Analyst
10 119 (3.29%) Data Engineer
11 103 (2.85%) Software Developer
12 98 (2.71%) C# Developer
13 89 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
14 85 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
15 84 (2.32%) Java Developer
16 83 (2.29%) Full Stack Developer
17 82 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 82 (2.27%) Graduate
18 81 (2.24%) Administrator
18 81 (2.24%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (10.12%) HTML
2 357 (9.87%) .NET
3 305 (8.43%) CSS
4 177 (4.89%) AngularJS
5 164 (4.53%) Web Services
6 155 (4.28%) ASP.NET
7 153 (4.23%) .NET Core
8 140 (3.87%) React
9 120 (3.32%) REST
10 112 (3.10%) HTML5
11 107 (2.96%) Node.js
12 105 (2.90%) jQuery
13 99 (2.74%) .NET Framework
14 84 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
15 76 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 71 (1.96%) Spring
17 63 (1.74%) XML
18 58 (1.60%) RESTful
18 58 (1.60%) Spring Boot
19 55 (1.52%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 270 (7.46%) User Experience
2 240 (6.63%) Self-Motivation
3 189 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 157 (4.34%) Analytical Mindset
5 85 (2.35%) Algorithms
6 76 (2.10%) Data Structures
7 69 (1.91%) Data Centre
8 64 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 60 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (1.24%) Hedge funds
11 41 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 41 (1.13%) Virtual Team
12 40 (1.11%) Replication
13 35 (0.97%) Fixed Income
14 34 (0.94%) Derivative
15 29 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
15 29 (0.80%) NHS
15 29 (0.80%) Public Cloud
16 28 (0.77%) PKI
17 24 (0.66%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 460 (12.71%) Windows
2 363 (10.03%) Linux
3 128 (3.54%) Unix
4 124 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 51 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 43 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.88%) Android
8 32 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 24 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.53%) Solaris
10 19 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.17%) CentOS
14 6 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.11%) VMS
16 3 (0.083%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,374 (37.98%) Problem-Solving
2 1,098 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
3 660 (18.24%) Analytics
4 544 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
5 370 (10.23%) Computer Science
6 361 (9.98%) DevOps
7 351 (9.70%) Scrum
8 314 (8.68%) Project Management
9 288 (7.96%) Analytical Thinking
10 265 (7.32%) Data Modelling
10 265 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 263 (7.27%) Decision-Making
12 250 (6.91%) Software Engineering
13 247 (6.83%) Mathematics
14 246 (6.80%) SDLC
15 224 (6.19%) Visualisation
16 222 (6.14%) Data Analysis
17 213 (5.89%) ITIL
18 207 (5.72%) Test Automation
19 203 (5.61%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,081 (29.88%) SQL
2 540 (14.93%) Python
3 514 (14.21%) JavaScript
4 442 (12.22%) C#
5 425 (11.75%) Java
6 161 (4.45%) PowerShell
7 148 (4.09%) C++
8 138 (3.81%) T-SQL
9 133 (3.68%) R
10 104 (2.87%) C
11 94 (2.60%) PHP
12 89 (2.46%) TypeScript
13 83 (2.29%) Bash Shell
14 74 (2.05%) Perl
15 64 (1.77%) Shell Script
16 61 (1.69%) Scala
17 48 (1.33%) Go
18 44 (1.22%) VBA
19 35 (0.97%) Kotlin
20 33 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 822 (22.72%) Degree
2 192 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 154 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 116 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 86 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (1.63%) CCNP
8 58 (1.60%) CCNA
9 54 (1.49%) CISSP
10 39 (1.08%) PhD
11 37 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
12 35 (0.97%) DV Cleared
12 35 (0.97%) ISEB
13 33 (0.91%) CISM
14 32 (0.88%) MCSA
15 31 (0.86%) ISTQB
16 29 (0.80%) Master's Degree
16 29 (0.80%) PMI Certification
17 28 (0.77%) MCSE
18 23 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (5.47%) QA
2 130 (3.59%) Data Quality
3 112 (3.10%) GDPR
4 68 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 67 (1.85%) SLA
6 59 (1.63%) NIST
7 31 (0.86%) PMO
8 24 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.22%) MiFID
11 8 (0.22%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.19%) COBIT
12 7 (0.19%) GMP
13 6 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 6 (0.17%) GAMP
13 6 (0.17%) GPG13
13 6 (0.17%) GxP
13 6 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 193 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 174 (4.81%) Docker
3 122 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.77%) Firmware
4 28 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.47%) VMware NSX
7 15 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.30%) HDFS
8 11 (0.30%) vSphere
8 11 (0.30%) Xen
9 9 (0.25%) BitLocker
9 9 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.25%) XenApp
10 7 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.11%) KVM
13 3 (0.083%) Varnish
13 3 (0.083%) zsh
Systems Management
1 123 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 95 (2.63%) Terraform
3 56 (1.55%) Ansible
4 55 (1.52%) SCCM
5 34 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.80%) Puppet
7 24 (0.66%) SCOM
8 21 (0.58%) WSUS
9 16 (0.44%) Nagios
10 14 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.36%) Kibana
12 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.33%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.30%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.19%) Data Guard
15 6 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
15 6 (0.17%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 738 (20.40%) Microsoft
2 197 (5.44%) Oracle
3 164 (4.53%) Google
4 153 (4.23%) VMware
5 107 (2.96%) SAP
6 93 (2.57%) Cisco
7 92 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
8 55 (1.52%) Databricks
9 43 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 38 (1.05%) ServiceNow
11 37 (1.02%) Atlassian
12 34 (0.94%) Adobe
13 32 (0.88%) IBM
13 32 (0.88%) SolarWinds
14 31 (0.86%) Splunk
15 29 (0.80%) Informatica
16 28 (0.77%) Citrix
17 24 (0.66%) HP
17 24 (0.66%) Nintex
17 24 (0.66%) Palo Alto