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

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 24 26
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 4,824 11,411 14,118
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.25% 7.98% 8.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.50% 20.47% 20.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,690 8,105 10,282
Median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,309 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +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 26,072 55,740 67,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.17% 38.97% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 20,146 41,790 51,811
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 August 2020.

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 4 August 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 -6 4,482 £52,500 +5.00% 507
UK excluding London -4 2,627 £45,000 +3.45% 393
London -4 2,061 £62,500 +4.17% 151
South East -2 730 £50,500 +8.09% 70
North of England -5 680 £43,268 +3.02% 99
Midlands 0 452 £45,000 +12.50% 85
North West -5 394 £47,500 +10.47% 54
West Midlands 0 316 £45,000 +12.50% 62
South West -6 306 £40,000 -11.11% 49
Work from Home +24 256 £50,000 +3.63% 69
East of England -3 247 £45,000 +5.88% 50
Yorkshire +22 212 £42,000 +5.00% 25
East Midlands +2 131 £50,000 +25.00% 23
Scotland -1 129 £50,000 +11.11% 19
North East -3 74 £40,000 +6.67% 20
Wales -7 54 £45,000 +5.26% 17
Northern Ireland -11 28 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Isle of Man +4 3 £33,000 -34.00%
Channel Islands -3 1 £47,500 +26.67%

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2,008 (41.63%) Problem-Solving
2 1,463 (30.33%) SQL
3 1,418 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
4 1,209 (25.06%) Degree
5 1,206 (25.00%) Finance
6 934 (19.36%) Analytics
7 906 (18.78%) Microsoft
8 820 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
9 801 (16.60%) Python
10 774 (16.04%) SQL Server
11 691 (14.32%) Azure
12 595 (12.33%) Windows
13 558 (11.57%) Project Management
14 553 (11.46%) C#
14 553 (11.46%) JavaScript
15 507 (10.51%) Java
16 492 (10.20%) .NET
17 478 (9.91%) DevOps
18 464 (9.62%) Computer Science
19 457 (9.47%) Oracle
20 444 (9.20%) Linux
21 424 (8.79%) Data Analysis
22 418 (8.67%) HTML
22 418 (8.67%) AWS
23 409 (8.48%) Scrum
24 405 (8.40%) Tableau
25 404 (8.37%) ITIL
26 394 (8.17%) Power Platform
27 387 (8.02%) ETL
28 384 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 133 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 119 (2.47%) Apache Spark
3 118 (2.45%) Confluence
4 85 (1.76%) Apache
5 71 (1.47%) CMS
6 70 (1.45%) MS Exchange
7 68 (1.41%) IIS
8 64 (1.33%) SAS
9 50 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 32 (0.66%) Skype for Business
11 27 (0.56%) Jupyter
12 24 (0.50%) Tomcat
13 20 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
14 19 (0.39%) EPiServer
15 14 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (0.29%) JBoss
15 14 (0.29%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.27%) nginx
17 12 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
18 11 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 357 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 285 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
3 121 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 84 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 62 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.54%) SPSS
7 19 (0.39%) Sketch
8 14 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.25%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.17%) InVision
12 7 (0.15%) Adobe XD
13 6 (0.12%) Zeplin
14 5 (0.10%) Figma
14 5 (0.10%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.10%) Stata
15 4 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 3 (0.062%) Gephi
16 3 (0.062%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 55 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 25 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
4 21 (0.44%) Shopify
5 20 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 18 (0.37%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.31%) Magento
7 15 (0.31%) SAP BPC
8 12 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
8 12 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.23%) Workday HCM
10 10 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.21%) SAP ERP
11 9 (0.19%) R3 Corda
12 8 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
13 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
13 7 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.15%) SAP CRM
13 7 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 691 (14.32%) Azure
2 418 (8.67%) AWS
3 394 (8.17%) Power Platform
4 248 (5.14%) Office 365
5 128 (2.65%) SaaS
6 122 (2.53%) GCP
7 87 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
8 70 (1.45%) Serverless
9 65 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
10 53 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 50 (1.04%) Google Analytics
12 49 (1.02%) PaaS
13 47 (0.97%) GitHub
14 44 (0.91%) IaaS
15 43 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
16 42 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
17 37 (0.77%) PowerApps
18 34 (0.70%) Amazon S3
19 31 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
20 27 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 164 (3.40%) Firewall
2 119 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 108 (2.24%) WAN
4 98 (2.03%) Internet
5 97 (2.01%) LAN
6 91 (1.89%) DNS
7 80 (1.66%) VPN
8 68 (1.41%) DHCP
8 68 (1.41%) Network Security
9 57 (1.18%) Wireless
10 53 (1.10%) Skype
11 51 (1.06%) HTTP
12 50 (1.04%) VoIP
13 40 (0.83%) BGP
13 40 (0.83%) SAN
13 40 (0.83%) VLAN
14 38 (0.79%) OSPF
15 37 (0.77%) SSL
16 36 (0.75%) MPLS
17 33 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 774 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 368 (7.63%) Power BI
3 326 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
4 265 (5.49%) Data Lake
5 245 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 220 (4.56%) Big Data
7 206 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 193 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 154 (3.19%) MySQL
10 125 (2.59%) NoSQL
11 122 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 110 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
13 108 (2.24%) MongoDB
14 96 (1.99%) Hadoop
15 89 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
16 85 (1.76%) RDBMS
17 79 (1.64%) OLAP
18 68 (1.41%) QlikView
19 60 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
20 55 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 304 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 296 (6.14%) JIRA
3 159 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 81 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 79 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 65 (1.35%) Selenium
7 48 (1.00%) Subversion
8 47 (0.97%) Cucumber
9 45 (0.93%) Bitbucket
10 37 (0.77%) JUnit
11 36 (0.75%) Maven
12 33 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
13 32 (0.66%) SpecFlow
14 27 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 27 (0.56%) TeamCity
15 24 (0.50%) NUnit
15 24 (0.50%) webpack
16 23 (0.48%) Axure RP
16 23 (0.48%) SoapUI
17 22 (0.46%) Postman
General
1 1,206 (25.00%) Finance
2 364 (7.55%) Marketing
3 245 (5.08%) Legal
4 218 (4.52%) Retail
5 196 (4.06%) Banking
6 149 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 126 (2.61%) Manufacturing
8 106 (2.20%) Law
9 85 (1.76%) Public Sector
10 83 (1.72%) Back Office
11 80 (1.66%) Front Office
12 61 (1.26%) Electronics
13 56 (1.16%) Games
14 47 (0.97%) Advertising
15 42 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 37 (0.77%) Aerospace
16 37 (0.77%) Investment Banking
17 34 (0.70%) Billing
18 32 (0.66%) Military
19 30 (0.62%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,175 (24.36%) Analyst
2 908 (18.82%) Developer
3 305 (6.32%) Data Analyst
4 299 (6.20%) Architect
5 265 (5.49%) Business Analyst
6 188 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
7 186 (3.86%) Consultant
8 169 (3.50%) Software Engineer
9 164 (3.40%) Senior Developer
10 161 (3.34%) Data Engineer
11 123 (2.55%) Support Analyst
12 119 (2.47%) Project Manager
13 114 (2.36%) Administrator
14 112 (2.32%) Software Developer
15 108 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
16 107 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 100 (2.07%) Junior
18 99 (2.05%) .NET Developer
19 91 (1.89%) Product Manager
20 90 (1.87%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (10.20%) .NET
2 418 (8.67%) HTML
3 306 (6.34%) CSS
4 253 (5.24%) AngularJS
5 250 (5.18%) Web Services
6 172 (3.57%) REST
7 151 (3.13%) XML
8 137 (2.84%) ASP.NET
9 132 (2.74%) jQuery
10 123 (2.55%) React
11 122 (2.53%) .NET Framework
12 108 (2.24%) HTML5
13 105 (2.18%) JSON
14 90 (1.87%) Kafka
15 89 (1.84%) Node.js
16 82 (1.70%) RESTful
17 79 (1.64%) SOAP
18 75 (1.55%) .NET Core
18 75 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
19 74 (1.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 313 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
2 284 (5.89%) Management Information System
3 246 (5.10%) User Experience
4 184 (3.81%) Analytical Mindset
5 117 (2.43%) Algorithms
6 108 (2.24%) Data Structures
7 95 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 77 (1.60%) Data Centre
9 76 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
10 67 (1.39%) Hedge funds
11 65 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 51 (1.06%) Driving Licence
13 49 (1.02%) Replication
14 44 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 44 (0.91%) Public Cloud
15 43 (0.89%) Equities
16 40 (0.83%) Cloud Native
16 40 (0.83%) Derivative
16 40 (0.83%) Social Media
17 34 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 595 (12.33%) Windows
2 444 (9.20%) Linux
3 167 (3.46%) Unix
4 162 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 108 (2.24%) Windows 10
6 74 (1.53%) Android
7 67 (1.39%) Windows 7
8 55 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 44 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
14 17 (0.35%) CentOS
14 17 (0.35%) Solaris
15 13 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
17 10 (0.21%) AIX
18 9 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,008 (41.63%) Problem-Solving
2 1,418 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
3 934 (19.36%) Analytics
4 820 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
5 558 (11.57%) Project Management
6 478 (9.91%) DevOps
7 464 (9.62%) Computer Science
8 424 (8.79%) Data Analysis
9 409 (8.48%) Scrum
10 404 (8.37%) ITIL
11 387 (8.02%) ETL
12 384 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 375 (7.77%) Data Analytics
13 375 (7.77%) Software Engineering
14 357 (7.40%) Visualisation
15 324 (6.72%) SDLC
16 310 (6.43%) Decision-Making
17 308 (6.38%) Data Modelling
18 306 (6.34%) Analytical Thinking
19 301 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,463 (30.33%) SQL
2 801 (16.60%) Python
3 553 (11.46%) C#
3 553 (11.46%) JavaScript
4 507 (10.51%) Java
5 223 (4.62%) C++
6 210 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 197 (4.08%) R
8 193 (4.00%) C
9 176 (3.65%) T-SQL
10 117 (2.43%) PHP
11 105 (2.18%) Bash Shell
12 100 (2.07%) TypeScript
13 93 (1.93%) VBA
14 83 (1.72%) Scala
15 68 (1.41%) PL/SQL
16 59 (1.22%) Shell Script
17 56 (1.16%) Kotlin
18 51 (1.06%) Perl
19 45 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,209 (25.06%) Degree
2 215 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 209 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 139 (2.88%) SC Cleared
5 95 (1.97%) Master's Degree
6 94 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 77 (1.60%) CISSP
8 65 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 56 (1.16%) DV Cleared
10 52 (1.08%) CCNA
10 52 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 44 (0.91%) ISTQB
11 44 (0.91%) PhD
12 41 (0.85%) PMI Certification
13 39 (0.81%) CISM
14 38 (0.79%) ISEB
14 38 (0.79%) MCSE
15 37 (0.77%) CCNP
16 34 (0.70%) AWS Certification
17 30 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (6.47%) QA
2 146 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 116 (2.40%) SLA
4 100 (2.07%) GDPR
5 88 (1.82%) GAAP
6 71 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 61 (1.26%) NIST
8 39 (0.81%) PMO
9 30 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 30 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 22 (0.46%) COBIT
11 14 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
12 13 (0.27%) ISO 9001
13 11 (0.23%) GxP
13 11 (0.23%) SEPA
14 9 (0.19%) MiFID
15 7 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
16 6 (0.12%) EMIR
16 6 (0.12%) ISO 31000
16 6 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 239 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 213 (4.42%) Docker
3 147 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 56 (1.16%) vSphere
5 42 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (0.50%) Firmware
7 22 (0.46%) XenApp
8 11 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.19%) HDFS
9 9 (0.19%) KVM
9 9 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.15%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.12%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.12%) Xen
12 5 (0.10%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.10%) NFS
12 5 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 121 (2.51%) Kubernetes
2 71 (1.47%) Ansible
3 69 (1.43%) SCCM
3 69 (1.43%) Terraform
4 26 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 25 (0.52%) Kibana
5 25 (0.52%) Puppet
6 24 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.41%) HP ALM
8 19 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.33%) Nagios
10 14 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (0.23%) WSUS
13 10 (0.21%) SCOM
14 9 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
14 9 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (0.19%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.19%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 906 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 457 (9.47%) Oracle
3 405 (8.40%) Tableau
4 186 (3.86%) Teradata
5 184 (3.81%) Blue Prism
6 182 (3.77%) Automation Anywhere
7 181 (3.75%) UiPath
7 181 (3.75%) VMware
8 176 (3.65%) Alteryx
9 175 (3.63%) Google
10 169 (3.50%) Cadence
11 164 (3.40%) SAP
12 145 (3.01%) Cisco
13 127 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
14 80 (1.66%) Citrix
15 73 (1.51%) ServiceNow
16 58 (1.20%) HP
17 54 (1.12%) Adobe
18 52 (1.08%) IBM
19 50 (1.04%) Databricks