Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 27 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 8,967 11,601 13,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.36% 7.71% 7.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.08% 19.46% 20.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,548 8,270 9,963
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,558 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.89% +4.33% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 47,000 59,604 67,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.58% 39.61% 38.58%
Number of salaries quoted 36,156 45,131 53,110
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +2 8,295 £52,500 +5.00% 1,833
UK excluding London +1 5,063 £45,000 +5.88% 1,390
London -4 3,692 £60,000 +4.35% 564
South East +4 1,505 £50,000 +11.11% 336
North of England -2 1,142 £42,500 -5.56% 367
Midlands -3 815 £43,000 +11.69% 239
North West -2 608 £42,500 -5.56% 197
East of England 0 564 £47,500 +11.76% 173
West Midlands 0 553 £42,500 +13.33% 149
South West +7 542 £40,000 -5.88% 156
Yorkshire +8 419 £44,375 +4.41% 141
Scotland +1 329 £47,500 +5.56% 68
East Midlands -5 261 £45,000 +5.88% 90
Wales -7 133 £40,000 +6.67% 42
North East -6 116 £37,500 -6.25% 29
Northern Ireland +1 36 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Isle of Man +1 6 £49,000 -2.00%
Channel Islands +5 3 £33,000 -12.00% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 3,891 (43.39%) Problem-Solving
2 2,690 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2,568 (28.64%) SQL
4 2,258 (25.18%) Finance
5 1,792 (19.98%) Degree
6 1,758 (19.61%) Microsoft
7 1,594 (17.78%) Analytics
8 1,309 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
9 1,259 (14.04%) SQL Server
10 1,240 (13.83%) Python
11 1,141 (12.72%) Azure
12 995 (11.10%) C#
13 991 (11.05%) Project Management
14 981 (10.94%) Windows
15 949 (10.58%) Java
16 945 (10.54%) JavaScript
17 917 (10.23%) Linux
18 913 (10.18%) .NET
19 837 (9.33%) Computer Science
20 774 (8.63%) AWS
21 768 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
22 765 (8.53%) Scrum
23 728 (8.12%) ITIL
24 716 (7.98%) DevOps
25 713 (7.95%) Oracle
26 707 (7.88%) Decision-Making
27 690 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
28 685 (7.64%) HTML
29 670 (7.47%) Marketing
30 664 (7.40%) 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 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 232 (2.59%) Apache Spark
3 219 (2.44%) Confluence
4 139 (1.55%) IIS
5 138 (1.54%) Apache
6 134 (1.49%) SAS
7 112 (1.25%) CMS
8 85 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 58 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 58 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 52 (0.58%) Skype for Business
11 46 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
11 46 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 45 (0.50%) WebLogic
13 38 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 35 (0.39%) Jupyter
15 33 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
16 31 (0.35%) nginx
17 24 (0.27%) WordPress
18 23 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 768 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 553 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
3 238 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 137 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 99 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
6 63 (0.70%) SPSS
7 51 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 35 (0.39%) Sketch
9 25 (0.28%) InVision
10 18 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 14 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.14%) OrCAD
13 11 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 11 (0.12%) Zeplin
14 9 (0.10%) Chatbot
14 9 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (0.089%) Adobe XD
16 7 (0.078%) Figma
17 6 (0.067%) InDesign
18 5 (0.056%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 130 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 35 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.38%) Magento
5 31 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 30 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 27 (0.30%) assyst
8 19 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 19 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 18 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 18 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
9 18 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 18 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
10 17 (0.19%) HFM
11 16 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
11 16 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
12 14 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
12 14 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 13 (0.14%) Documaker
13 13 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1,141 (12.72%) Azure
2 774 (8.63%) AWS
3 651 (7.26%) Power Platform
4 438 (4.88%) Office 365
5 327 (3.65%) SaaS
6 236 (2.63%) GCP
7 141 (1.57%) Google Analytics
8 128 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 120 (1.34%) PaaS
10 108 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
11 93 (1.04%) IaaS
12 78 (0.87%) Serverless
13 64 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
14 61 (0.68%) GitHub
15 57 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
16 50 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
17 49 (0.55%) Amazon S3
18 46 (0.51%) PowerApps
19 41 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
20 36 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 336 (3.75%) Firewall
2 254 (2.83%) LAN
3 239 (2.67%) Internet
4 232 (2.59%) WAN
5 231 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 208 (2.32%) DNS
7 153 (1.71%) VPN
8 137 (1.53%) DHCP
8 137 (1.53%) Wireless
9 124 (1.38%) Network Security
10 121 (1.35%) VoIP
11 73 (0.81%) BGP
12 58 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
12 58 (0.65%) MPLS
12 58 (0.65%) OSPF
12 58 (0.65%) SAN
13 56 (0.62%) HTTP
14 54 (0.60%) VLAN
15 51 (0.57%) Skype
16 50 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,259 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 629 (7.01%) Power BI
3 598 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 538 (6.00%) Big Data
5 412 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 362 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 333 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 245 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 218 (2.43%) Hadoop
10 214 (2.39%) MySQL
11 206 (2.30%) NoSQL
12 205 (2.29%) Data Lake
13 160 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
14 141 (1.57%) QlikView
15 129 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
16 124 (1.38%) Data Mining
17 112 (1.25%) MongoDB
18 108 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
19 107 (1.19%) Apache Hive
20 103 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 586 (6.54%) Git (software)
2 527 (5.88%) JIRA
3 231 (2.58%) Jenkins
4 191 (2.13%) Selenium
5 179 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 158 (1.76%) Visual Studio
7 94 (1.05%) Bitbucket
8 89 (0.99%) Maven
9 85 (0.95%) Cucumber
10 83 (0.93%) WebDriver
11 68 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
12 65 (0.72%) JUnit
13 62 (0.69%) JMeter
14 59 (0.66%) Postman
15 57 (0.64%) Subversion
15 57 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
15 57 (0.64%) webpack
16 51 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 49 (0.55%) SpecFlow
18 44 (0.49%) Jasmine
General
1 2,258 (25.18%) Finance
2 670 (7.47%) Marketing
3 559 (6.23%) Retail
4 444 (4.95%) Banking
5 284 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 264 (2.94%) Legal
7 215 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 194 (2.16%) Public Sector
9 168 (1.87%) Law
10 133 (1.48%) Games
11 127 (1.42%) Advertising
12 104 (1.16%) Front Office
13 74 (0.83%) Back Office
14 73 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 65 (0.72%) Automotive
16 64 (0.71%) Billing
16 64 (0.71%) Electronics
17 61 (0.68%) Investment Banking
18 59 (0.66%) Aerospace
19 58 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,106 (23.49%) Analyst
2 1,693 (18.88%) Developer
3 561 (6.26%) Architect
4 526 (5.87%) Business Analyst
5 455 (5.07%) Consultant
6 367 (4.09%) Data Analyst
7 330 (3.68%) Senior Developer
8 268 (2.99%) Software Engineer
9 253 (2.82%) Project Manager
10 246 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
11 240 (2.68%) Software Developer
12 206 (2.30%) Data Engineer
13 205 (2.29%) Support Analyst
14 204 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
15 200 (2.23%) Support Engineer
16 195 (2.17%) Administrator
17 191 (2.13%) Java Developer
18 190 (2.12%) .NET Developer
19 187 (2.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
20 167 (1.86%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 913 (10.18%) .NET
2 685 (7.64%) HTML
3 555 (6.19%) CSS
4 387 (4.32%) Web Services
5 365 (4.07%) AngularJS
6 305 (3.40%) ASP.NET
7 266 (2.97%) REST
8 262 (2.92%) XML
9 235 (2.62%) React
10 228 (2.54%) HTML5
11 198 (2.21%) jQuery
12 175 (1.95%) Node.js
13 165 (1.84%) SOAP
14 162 (1.81%) Kafka
15 159 (1.77%) Spring
16 147 (1.64%) .NET Framework
17 146 (1.63%) RESTful
18 134 (1.49%) Middleware
19 131 (1.46%) CSS3
20 122 (1.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 690 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 506 (5.64%) Management Information System
3 486 (5.42%) User Experience
4 232 (2.59%) Algorithms
5 231 (2.58%) Analytical Mindset
6 198 (2.21%) Mobile App
7 185 (2.06%) Data Structures
8 175 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 172 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
10 139 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 98 (1.09%) Social Media
12 97 (1.08%) Virtual Team
13 86 (0.96%) Cloud Native
13 86 (0.96%) Driving Licence
14 81 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
15 79 (0.88%) Derivative
16 66 (0.74%) Public Cloud
17 62 (0.69%) Hedge funds
18 55 (0.61%) Smartphone
19 53 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 981 (10.94%) Windows
2 917 (10.23%) Linux
3 384 (4.28%) Unix
4 287 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 150 (1.67%) Android
6 148 (1.65%) Windows 10
7 135 (1.51%) Apple iOS
8 82 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 78 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 71 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 50 (0.56%) CentOS
12 46 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 30 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (0.31%) Solaris
16 27 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 22 (0.25%) AIX
17 22 (0.25%) Windows 8
18 17 (0.19%) Fedora
19 13 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,891 (43.39%) Problem-Solving
2 2,690 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1,594 (17.78%) Analytics
4 1,309 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
5 991 (11.05%) Project Management
6 837 (9.33%) Computer Science
7 765 (8.53%) Scrum
8 728 (8.12%) ITIL
9 716 (7.98%) DevOps
10 707 (7.88%) Decision-Making
11 664 (7.40%) Software Engineering
12 660 (7.36%) Analytical Thinking
13 647 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 644 (7.18%) SDLC
15 612 (6.83%) Visualisation
16 606 (6.76%) Data Analysis
17 598 (6.67%) Data Modelling
18 564 (6.29%) ETL
19 561 (6.26%) Data Science
20 547 (6.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,568 (28.64%) SQL
2 1,240 (13.83%) Python
3 995 (11.10%) C#
4 949 (10.58%) Java
5 945 (10.54%) JavaScript
6 420 (4.68%) C
7 346 (3.86%) R
8 344 (3.84%) T-SQL
9 322 (3.59%) C++
10 241 (2.69%) PowerShell
11 209 (2.33%) TypeScript
12 184 (2.05%) PHP
13 172 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 169 (1.88%) VBA
15 137 (1.53%) Scala
16 136 (1.52%) Bash Shell
17 112 (1.25%) VB.NET
18 111 (1.24%) Shell Script
19 90 (1.00%) VB
20 74 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,792 (19.98%) Degree
2 370 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 346 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 237 (2.64%) SC Cleared
5 203 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 163 (1.82%) CCNA
7 159 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 137 (1.53%) CISSP
9 135 (1.51%) Master's Degree
10 123 (1.37%) ISTQB
11 110 (1.23%) DV Cleared
12 97 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 97 (1.08%) PhD
13 90 (1.00%) MCSE
14 85 (0.95%) CCNP
14 85 (0.95%) CISM
15 78 (0.87%) ISEB
16 76 (0.85%) PMI Certification
17 63 (0.70%) PMP
18 61 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 515 (5.74%) QA
2 270 (3.01%) SLA
3 266 (2.97%) Data Quality
4 144 (1.61%) GDPR
5 131 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 94 (1.05%) PMO
7 48 (0.54%) GAAP
8 46 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 45 (0.50%) NIST
10 43 (0.48%) PCI DSS
11 34 (0.38%) COBIT
12 29 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
13 19 (0.21%) IFRS
14 16 (0.18%) IFRS 9
15 14 (0.16%) GxP
16 13 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 12 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
18 11 (0.12%) ISO 22301
19 10 (0.11%) MiFID
20 8 (0.089%) GLP
System Software
1 462 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 285 (3.18%) Docker
2 285 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (1.09%) vSphere
4 79 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 68 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 48 (0.54%) Firmware
7 35 (0.39%) XenApp
8 32 (0.36%) Apache Flume
9 29 (0.32%) HDFS
10 21 (0.23%) BitLocker
11 20 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (0.20%) NFS
14 17 (0.19%) Terminal Services
14 17 (0.19%) Xen
15 16 (0.18%) vCloud
16 14 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 14 (0.16%) VirtualBox
16 14 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 192 (2.14%) Kubernetes
2 121 (1.35%) Terraform
3 114 (1.27%) SCCM
4 112 (1.25%) Ansible
5 77 (0.86%) Puppet
6 49 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 47 (0.52%) Kibana
8 37 (0.41%) WSUS
9 36 (0.40%) Nagios
10 35 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
11 34 (0.38%) Oozie
12 31 (0.35%) vCenter Server
13 29 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
13 29 (0.32%) SCOM
14 26 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 23 (0.26%) HP ALM
15 23 (0.26%) logstash
16 19 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
17 18 (0.20%) Nessus
17 18 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,758 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 713 (7.95%) Oracle
3 541 (6.03%) Tableau
4 394 (4.39%) VMware
5 332 (3.70%) Cisco
6 329 (3.67%) Google
7 275 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
8 272 (3.03%) SAP
9 136 (1.52%) HP
10 131 (1.46%) Adobe
11 126 (1.41%) IBM
12 123 (1.37%) Citrix
13 121 (1.35%) Alteryx
13 121 (1.35%) Teradata
14 108 (1.20%) Cadence
15 104 (1.16%) Red Hat
16 102 (1.14%) Blue Prism
17 100 (1.12%) UiPath
18 98 (1.09%) WorldPay
19 95 (1.06%) ServiceNow