Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 25 27
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 4,980 9,086 11,589
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.72% 7.36% 7.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.20% 19.09% 19.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4,414 7,019 8,627
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,995
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.01% +5.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,838 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +1.86% +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 28,960 47,595 59,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.09% 38.54% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21,470 37,117 45,868
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +3.45%

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 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Top 17 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 25 February 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 -8 4,522 £50,000 -4.76% 1,038
UK excluding London -3 2,835 £45,838 +1.86% 750
London -7 1,838 £62,500 +3.31% 352
North of England +7 830 £47,500 +11.76% 188
South East -1 818 £50,000 - 219
Work from Home +16 780 £50,000 -16.67% 163
North West +9 550 £50,000 +17.65% 106
Midlands -6 447 £42,500 -1.16% 121
South West -11 311 £40,000 -1.23% 73
West Midlands -6 301 £45,000 +5.88% 76
East of England -1 233 £37,500 -21.05% 81
Yorkshire -21 224 £41,500 -3.49% 51
East Midlands -9 146 £39,000 -13.33% 43
Scotland -25 129 £45,500 -4.21% 38
Wales -2 67 £43,500 +8.75% 22
North East -13 56 £43,750 +16.51% 31
Northern Ireland -5 14 £42,500 -5.56% 9

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1,865 (37.45%) Problem-Solving
2 1,470 (29.52%) SQL
3 1,431 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
4 1,219 (24.48%) Finance
5 1,081 (21.71%) Degree
6 944 (18.96%) Microsoft
7 921 (18.49%) Analytics
8 800 (16.06%) Azure
9 789 (15.84%) Business Intelligence
10 696 (13.98%) Python
11 655 (13.15%) JavaScript
12 631 (12.67%) SQL Server
13 609 (12.23%) Java
14 571 (11.47%) Windows
15 551 (11.06%) Computer Science
16 527 (10.58%) C#
17 506 (10.16%) .NET
18 504 (10.12%) Linux
19 491 (9.86%) DevOps
20 482 (9.68%) Power Platform
21 475 (9.54%) Analytical Thinking
22 473 (9.50%) Marketing
23 470 (9.44%) Project Management
24 466 (9.36%) Scrum
25 461 (9.26%) HTML
26 460 (9.24%) Power BI
27 444 (8.92%) CSS
28 400 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
29 397 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
30 391 (7.85%) 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
1 183 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 131 (2.63%) Confluence
3 82 (1.65%) Apache Spark
4 76 (1.53%) SAS
5 61 (1.22%) CMS
6 60 (1.20%) Apache
7 46 (0.92%) IIS
8 41 (0.82%) MS Exchange
9 40 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (0.30%) WordPress
13 14 (0.28%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.26%) nginx
15 11 (0.22%) Apache Pig
15 11 (0.22%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.22%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.20%) Drupal
17 9 (0.18%) JBoss
17 9 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 400 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 335 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
3 124 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 102 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.46%) InVision
8 19 (0.38%) SPSS
9 18 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 18 (0.36%) Sketch
10 13 (0.26%) Simulink
11 12 (0.24%) Figma
12 10 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
13 9 (0.18%) Stata
14 7 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 6 (0.12%) Gephi
16 4 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
17 3 (0.060%) InfoPath
17 3 (0.060%) SPSS Modeler
17 3 (0.060%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 85 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.22%) Magento
6 11 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.10%) Infor M3
10 5 (0.10%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 5 (0.10%) Shopify
10 5 (0.10%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.080%) HFM
11 4 (0.080%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 800 (16.06%) Azure
2 482 (9.68%) Power Platform
3 375 (7.53%) AWS
4 247 (4.96%) SaaS
5 245 (4.92%) Microsoft 365
6 117 (2.35%) GCP
7 104 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 101 (2.03%) PaaS
9 87 (1.75%) Google Analytics
10 80 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
11 57 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
12 50 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
13 49 (0.98%) Serverless
14 44 (0.88%) PowerApps
15 40 (0.80%) GitHub
16 38 (0.76%) IaaS
17 29 (0.58%) Google Tag Manager
17 29 (0.58%) npm
18 26 (0.52%) Logic Apps
19 25 (0.50%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 212 (4.26%) Firewall
2 122 (2.45%) DNS
3 95 (1.91%) VPN
4 76 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 75 (1.51%) Network Security
6 71 (1.43%) Internet
7 65 (1.31%) WAN
8 64 (1.29%) LAN
9 61 (1.22%) VoIP
10 50 (1.00%) SSL
11 49 (0.98%) DHCP
12 46 (0.92%) VLAN
13 43 (0.86%) BGP
14 41 (0.82%) HTTP
14 41 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
14 41 (0.82%) OSPF
15 30 (0.60%) SAN
16 27 (0.54%) Wireless
17 26 (0.52%) FTP
18 25 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 631 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 460 (9.24%) Power BI
3 321 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 282 (5.66%) Tableau
5 249 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 246 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 209 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 185 (3.71%) MySQL
9 172 (3.45%) Big Data
10 143 (2.87%) NoSQL
11 94 (1.89%) Data Lake
12 85 (1.71%) Data Mining
12 85 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 73 (1.47%) MongoDB
14 67 (1.35%) Hadoop
15 59 (1.18%) QlikView
16 57 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
17 49 (0.98%) OLAP
18 46 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
19 45 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 298 (5.98%) Git (software)
2 267 (5.36%) JIRA
3 128 (2.57%) Jenkins
4 92 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 89 (1.79%) Selenium
6 72 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 56 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 45 (0.90%) Bitbucket
9 41 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 37 (0.74%) Maven
11 36 (0.72%) Cucumber
12 32 (0.64%) JUnit
13 31 (0.62%) GitLab
13 31 (0.62%) Subversion
14 30 (0.60%) JMeter
15 28 (0.56%) gulp
15 28 (0.56%) SpecFlow
16 25 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 25 (0.50%) Gradle
17 22 (0.44%) Mocha
General
1 1,219 (24.48%) Finance
2 473 (9.50%) Marketing
3 216 (4.34%) Retail
4 192 (3.86%) Banking
5 163 (3.27%) Public Sector
6 135 (2.71%) Manufacturing
7 124 (2.49%) Law
8 121 (2.43%) Legal
9 118 (2.37%) Telecoms
10 88 (1.77%) Back Office
11 77 (1.55%) Electronics
12 76 (1.53%) Financial Institution
13 74 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 67 (1.35%) Front Office
15 58 (1.16%) Advertising
16 47 (0.94%) Games
17 42 (0.84%) Publishing
18 36 (0.72%) Aerospace
19 35 (0.70%) French Language
20 32 (0.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,144 (22.97%) Developer
2 1,119 (22.47%) Analyst
3 261 (5.24%) Business Analyst
4 235 (4.72%) Data Analyst
5 215 (4.32%) Architect
6 196 (3.94%) Consultant
7 193 (3.88%) Senior Developer
8 183 (3.67%) .NET Developer
9 180 (3.61%) Software Engineer
10 156 (3.13%) Software Developer
11 133 (2.67%) C# Developer
11 133 (2.67%) Graduate
11 133 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
12 130 (2.61%) Java Developer
13 127 (2.55%) Data Engineer
14 121 (2.43%) Support Analyst
15 110 (2.21%) Data Scientist
16 106 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
17 102 (2.05%) Junior
18 100 (2.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 506 (10.16%) .NET
2 461 (9.26%) HTML
3 444 (8.92%) CSS
4 231 (4.64%) React
5 224 (4.50%) .NET Core
6 221 (4.44%) AngularJS
7 215 (4.32%) Web Services
8 194 (3.90%) ASP.NET
9 173 (3.47%) REST
10 149 (2.99%) .NET Framework
10 149 (2.99%) jQuery
11 146 (2.93%) HTML5
12 144 (2.89%) Node.js
13 119 (2.39%) Spring
14 104 (2.09%) XML
15 103 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 93 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
17 87 (1.75%) RESTful
18 84 (1.69%) Entity Framework
19 79 (1.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 375 (7.53%) User Experience
2 303 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 261 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
4 183 (3.67%) Analytical Mindset
5 136 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 111 (2.23%) Data Centre
7 110 (2.21%) Algorithms
8 104 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
9 95 (1.91%) Virtual Team
10 93 (1.87%) Data Structures
11 62 (1.24%) N-Tier
12 54 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
13 53 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
14 52 (1.04%) Reinsurance
15 49 (0.98%) Public Cloud
16 43 (0.86%) Hedge funds
17 41 (0.82%) NHS
18 40 (0.80%) Replication
19 37 (0.74%) Clustering
19 37 (0.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 571 (11.47%) Windows
2 504 (10.12%) Linux
3 163 (3.27%) Windows Server
4 154 (3.09%) Unix
5 60 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 58 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 44 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 34 (0.68%) Android
10 27 (0.54%) Mac OS
11 20 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
12 17 (0.34%) Solaris
13 14 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.20%) CentOS
16 10 (0.20%) SUSE
17 7 (0.14%) Debian
18 5 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,865 (37.45%) Problem-Solving
2 1,431 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
3 921 (18.49%) Analytics
4 789 (15.84%) Business Intelligence
5 551 (11.06%) Computer Science
6 491 (9.86%) DevOps
7 475 (9.54%) Analytical Thinking
8 470 (9.44%) Project Management
9 466 (9.36%) Scrum
10 397 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 391 (7.85%) Software Engineering
12 378 (7.59%) Data Analysis
13 377 (7.57%) Decision-Making
14 357 (7.17%) Visualisation
15 350 (7.03%) Mathematics
16 331 (6.65%) Data Modelling
17 317 (6.37%) Test Automation
18 310 (6.22%) ITIL
19 303 (6.08%) Data Science
20 300 (6.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,470 (29.52%) SQL
2 696 (13.98%) Python
3 655 (13.15%) JavaScript
4 609 (12.23%) Java
5 527 (10.58%) C#
6 205 (4.12%) PowerShell
7 186 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 181 (3.63%) R
9 163 (3.27%) C++
10 160 (3.21%) PHP
11 154 (3.09%) C
12 105 (2.11%) TypeScript
13 91 (1.83%) Bash Shell
14 89 (1.79%) Perl
15 73 (1.47%) VBA
16 69 (1.39%) Go
17 68 (1.37%) Scala
18 67 (1.35%) Shell Script
19 59 (1.18%) PL/SQL
20 52 (1.04%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,081 (21.71%) Degree
2 238 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 222 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 161 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 112 (2.25%) CISSP
6 102 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
7 88 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 67 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
9 65 (1.31%) CCNP
10 61 (1.22%) CCNA
10 61 (1.22%) PhD
11 58 (1.16%) CISM
12 52 (1.04%) Master's Degree
13 51 (1.02%) ISTQB
14 50 (1.00%) DV Cleared
15 48 (0.96%) ISEB
15 48 (0.96%) MCSE
16 35 (0.70%) MCSA
17 34 (0.68%) CRISC
18 30 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 319 (6.41%) QA
2 194 (3.90%) Data Quality
3 170 (3.41%) GDPR
4 125 (2.51%) SLA
5 96 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 74 (1.49%) NIST
7 50 (1.00%) PMO
8 29 (0.58%) CDISC
9 16 (0.32%) GMP
9 16 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 15 (0.30%) Good Clinical Practice
11 14 (0.28%) COBIT
12 13 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 9 (0.18%) GxP
13 9 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 8 (0.16%) HAZOP
14 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.16%) NCSC
14 8 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 246 (4.94%) Docker
2 241 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 161 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 48 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (0.66%) vSphere
7 25 (0.50%) Firmware
8 22 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (0.42%) VMware NSX
10 20 (0.40%) KVM
11 18 (0.36%) XenApp
12 12 (0.24%) Xen
13 9 (0.18%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.16%) HDFS
14 8 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.14%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.12%) iptables
16 6 (0.12%) Kamailio
16 6 (0.12%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 192 (3.86%) Kubernetes
2 126 (2.53%) Terraform
3 65 (1.31%) Ansible
4 62 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (1.12%) SCCM
6 47 (0.94%) Puppet
7 30 (0.60%) ZABBIX
8 20 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.32%) vCenter Server
10 16 (0.32%) WSUS
11 15 (0.30%) SCOM
12 14 (0.28%) Kibana
13 12 (0.24%) Nagios
14 10 (0.20%) Graylog
14 10 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
16 8 (0.16%) Data Guard
16 8 (0.16%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 944 (18.96%) Microsoft
2 239 (4.80%) Oracle
3 208 (4.18%) VMware
4 198 (3.98%) Google
5 140 (2.81%) SAP
6 116 (2.33%) Cisco
7 110 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 87 (1.75%) Databricks
9 63 (1.27%) IBM
10 62 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 56 (1.12%) Nintex
12 55 (1.10%) Informatica
13 52 (1.04%) Citrix
14 48 (0.96%) Atlassian
15 46 (0.92%) Alteryx
16 45 (0.90%) ServiceNow
17 43 (0.86%) Adobe
18 41 (0.82%) HP
18 41 (0.82%) Splunk
19 35 (0.70%) SolarWinds