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

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 22 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 13,316 15,339 14,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.14% 8.80% 7.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.47% 19.74% 18.08%
Number of salaries quoted 9,574 9,752 11,323
UK median annual salary £48,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.43% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 72,113 77,709 81,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.09% 44.60% 42.45%
Number of salaries quoted 55,827 58,419 66,529
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £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 October 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 October 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 -5 12,395 £50,000 +5.26% 1,979
UK excluding London +1 7,243 £42,500 - 1,463
London -2 5,756 £57,500 - 674
South East -4 1,950 £45,000 +5.88% 311
North of England -1 1,722 £41,000 +2.50% 370
East of England +7 1,049 £44,000 +2.33% 153
Midlands 0 1,048 £40,500 -1.22% 246
North West -1 972 £42,500 -0.58% 200
South West +15 847 £42,500 +6.25% 227
West Midlands +2 745 £40,000 -5.88% 142
Yorkshire -2 630 £40,000 - 124
Scotland -8 426 £45,000 +5.88% 96
East Midlands -13 302 £44,500 +11.25% 104
Wales -4 174 £40,000 - 38
North East -6 120 £40,000 +6.67% 46
Northern Ireland +14 49 £40,000 +14.29% 22
Isle of Man +8 7 £55,000 +120.00%
Channel Islands -7 3 £45,000 -23.73% 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5,952 (44.70%) Problem-Solving
2 4,473 (33.59%) Finance
3 3,965 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
4 3,631 (27.27%) SQL
5 3,203 (24.05%) Degree
6 2,562 (19.24%) Microsoft
7 1,860 (13.97%) Analytics
8 1,813 (13.62%) Java
9 1,760 (13.22%) Project Management
10 1,674 (12.57%) SQL Server
11 1,596 (11.99%) C#
12 1,571 (11.80%) Windows
13 1,558 (11.70%) JavaScript
14 1,472 (11.05%) Python
15 1,391 (10.45%) Computer Science
16 1,382 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
17 1,287 (9.67%) .NET
18 1,284 (9.64%) Banking
19 1,230 (9.24%) HTML
20 1,157 (8.69%) ITIL
21 1,115 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
22 1,109 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
23 1,104 (8.29%) Self-Motivation
24 1,094 (8.22%) Linux
25 1,079 (8.10%) Retail
26 1,074 (8.07%) Big Data
27 1,065 (8.00%) SDLC
28 1,062 (7.98%) Scrum
29 1,041 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
30 1,040 (7.81%) 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
1 434 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 360 (2.70%) SAS
3 316 (2.37%) Apache Spark
4 201 (1.51%) Confluence
5 189 (1.42%) IIS
6 151 (1.13%) Apache
7 141 (1.06%) MS Exchange
8 136 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 127 (0.95%) CMS
10 94 (0.71%) Skype for Business
10 94 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 78 (0.59%) JBoss
12 65 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 64 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 59 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 53 (0.40%) WordPress
16 51 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
17 43 (0.32%) WebLogic
18 35 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 34 (0.26%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1,115 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 820 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
3 392 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 291 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 225 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
6 82 (0.62%) SPSS
7 65 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 48 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 25 (0.19%) InVision
10 19 (0.14%) Simulink
11 17 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 11 (0.083%) Stata
13 9 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
14 8 (0.060%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.053%) Acrobat
15 7 (0.053%) UserZoom
16 6 (0.045%) Gliffy
17 5 (0.038%) Chatbot
17 5 (0.038%) EViews
18 4 (0.030%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 293 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 131 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 107 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 69 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 61 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 57 (0.43%) NetSuite
7 40 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 38 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
9 32 (0.24%) Magento
10 30 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
11 28 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 28 (0.21%) SAP ERP
11 28 (0.21%) Scribe Insight
12 23 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
12 23 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
13 21 (0.16%) SAP HCM
14 20 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 19 (0.14%) HFM
15 19 (0.14%) SAP APO
16 18 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1,041 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 839 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
3 463 (3.48%) Office 365
4 396 (2.97%) SaaS
5 200 (1.50%) Google Analytics
6 161 (1.21%) PaaS
7 135 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 134 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
9 132 (0.99%) IaaS
10 124 (0.93%) GitHub
11 120 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
12 67 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
13 65 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 55 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 49 (0.37%) Serverless
16 48 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
17 40 (0.30%) AdWords
18 39 (0.29%) Amazon S3
19 37 (0.28%) G Suite
19 37 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 625 (4.69%) Firewall
2 339 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 303 (2.28%) WAN
4 285 (2.14%) Internet
5 283 (2.13%) LAN
6 281 (2.11%) DNS
7 255 (1.91%) VPN
8 220 (1.65%) Network Security
9 189 (1.42%) DHCP
10 167 (1.25%) VoIP
11 164 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
12 152 (1.14%) HTTP
13 146 (1.10%) Wireless
14 143 (1.07%) SAN
15 116 (0.87%) SSL
16 112 (0.84%) BGP
17 110 (0.83%) MPLS
18 109 (0.82%) Ethernet
19 106 (0.80%) OSPF
20 104 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,674 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 1,074 (8.07%) Big Data
3 693 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
4 683 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 583 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 538 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 475 (3.57%) Power BI
8 456 (3.42%) NoSQL
9 396 (2.97%) MySQL
10 359 (2.70%) Hadoop
11 322 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 296 (2.22%) MongoDB
13 250 (1.88%) RDBMS
14 207 (1.55%) QlikView
15 165 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
16 155 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
17 146 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
18 142 (1.07%) Oracle Database
19 138 (1.04%) Data Mining
20 130 (0.98%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 675 (5.07%) Git (software)
2 602 (4.52%) JIRA
3 399 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 340 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 304 (2.28%) Selenium
6 295 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 162 (1.22%) Subversion
8 141 (1.06%) Maven
9 137 (1.03%) Cucumber
10 135 (1.01%) TeamCity
11 110 (0.83%) WebDriver
12 105 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
13 103 (0.77%) JUnit
14 85 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
15 80 (0.60%) SpecFlow
16 69 (0.52%) Eclipse
17 64 (0.48%) Axure RP
18 51 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 51 (0.38%) JMeter
19 45 (0.34%) NUnit
General
1 4,473 (33.59%) Finance
2 1,284 (9.64%) Banking
3 1,079 (8.10%) Retail
4 1,018 (7.64%) Marketing
5 682 (5.12%) Investment Banking
6 571 (4.29%) Financial Institution
7 438 (3.29%) Manufacturing
8 391 (2.94%) Front Office
9 382 (2.87%) Telecoms
10 299 (2.25%) Legal
11 269 (2.02%) Advertising
12 263 (1.98%) Games
13 226 (1.70%) Law
14 215 (1.61%) Back Office
15 214 (1.61%) Electronics
16 111 (0.83%) Publishing
17 101 (0.76%) Automotive
18 89 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
19 86 (0.65%) French Language
20 69 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,512 (26.37%) Analyst
2 2,357 (17.70%) Developer
3 1,129 (8.48%) Business Analyst
4 753 (5.65%) Consultant
5 683 (5.13%) Architect
6 446 (3.35%) Graduate
7 444 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 433 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
9 431 (3.24%) Data Analyst
10 422 (3.17%) Senior Developer
11 370 (2.78%) .NET Developer
12 356 (2.67%) Support Analyst
13 351 (2.64%) C# Developer
14 331 (2.49%) Software Engineer
15 328 (2.46%) Java Developer
16 301 (2.26%) Junior
17 293 (2.20%) Software Developer
18 292 (2.19%) SQL Developer
19 278 (2.09%) Applications Support
20 277 (2.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,287 (9.67%) .NET
2 1,230 (9.24%) HTML
3 857 (6.44%) CSS
4 832 (6.25%) Web Services
5 583 (4.38%) AngularJS
6 486 (3.65%) XML
7 456 (3.42%) ASP.NET
8 407 (3.06%) HTML5
9 399 (3.00%) jQuery
10 388 (2.91%) React
11 384 (2.88%) RESTful
12 343 (2.58%) Spring
13 328 (2.46%) REST
14 269 (2.02%) .NET Framework
15 235 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
16 232 (1.74%) Node.js
17 224 (1.68%) JSON
18 214 (1.61%) Kafka
19 207 (1.55%) SOAP
20 178 (1.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,391 (10.45%) Computer Science
2 1,104 (8.29%) Self-Motivation
3 814 (6.11%) User Experience
4 764 (5.74%) Management Information System
5 572 (4.30%) Cyberthreat
6 511 (3.84%) Fintech
7 464 (3.48%) Analytical Mindset
8 357 (2.68%) Algorithms
9 330 (2.48%) Data Structures
10 310 (2.33%) Data Centre
11 284 (2.13%) Mobile App
12 231 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
13 210 (1.58%) Virtual Team
14 167 (1.25%) Fixed Income
15 158 (1.19%) Derivative
16 149 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
17 126 (0.95%) Equities
18 103 (0.77%) Driving Licence
19 100 (0.75%) Hedge funds
20 98 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,571 (11.80%) Windows
2 1,094 (8.22%) Linux
3 570 (4.28%) Unix
4 539 (4.05%) Windows Server
5 266 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 221 (1.66%) Windows 10
7 220 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 209 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 175 (1.31%) Android
10 174 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 146 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 72 (0.54%) CentOS
13 59 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 53 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 51 (0.38%) Ubuntu
16 48 (0.36%) Mac OS X
17 40 (0.30%) Solaris
18 34 (0.26%) AIX
19 24 (0.18%) Windows Phone
20 22 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,952 (44.70%) Problem-Solving
2 3,965 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
3 1,860 (13.97%) Analytics
4 1,760 (13.22%) Project Management
5 1,382 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
6 1,157 (8.69%) ITIL
7 1,109 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,065 (8.00%) SDLC
9 1,062 (7.98%) Scrum
10 1,040 (7.81%) Mathematics
11 1,016 (7.63%) Business Analysis
12 1,007 (7.56%) Risk Management
13 1,001 (7.52%) Decision-Making
14 947 (7.11%) Test Automation
15 895 (6.72%) Mentoring
16 857 (6.44%) Software Engineering
17 832 (6.25%) CRM
17 832 (6.25%) Data Analysis
18 791 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
19 709 (5.32%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3,631 (27.27%) SQL
2 1,813 (13.62%) Java
3 1,596 (11.99%) C#
4 1,558 (11.70%) JavaScript
5 1,472 (11.05%) Python
6 697 (5.23%) T-SQL
7 543 (4.08%) C++
8 505 (3.79%) R
9 473 (3.55%) PowerShell
10 438 (3.29%) C
11 301 (2.26%) PHP
12 276 (2.07%) VBA
13 230 (1.73%) Perl
14 216 (1.62%) Scala
15 195 (1.46%) Shell Script
16 172 (1.29%) Bash Shell
17 163 (1.22%) PL/SQL
18 133 (1.00%) Ruby
19 130 (0.98%) Java 8
20 129 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3,203 (24.05%) Degree
2 568 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 503 (3.78%) Security Cleared
4 318 (2.39%) CISSP
5 288 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 280 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 260 (1.95%) ISEB
8 228 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 184 (1.38%) PMI Certification
10 173 (1.30%) Master's Degree
11 169 (1.27%) CCNP
11 169 (1.27%) ISTQB
12 157 (1.18%) CISM
13 152 (1.14%) PhD
14 150 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 149 (1.12%) PMP
16 142 (1.07%) CCNA
16 142 (1.07%) DV Cleared
17 141 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
18 127 (0.95%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 817 (6.14%) QA
2 411 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 368 (2.76%) SLA
4 272 (2.04%) PMO
5 269 (2.02%) GDPR
6 217 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 135 (1.01%) PCI DSS
8 61 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 58 (0.44%) COBIT
10 40 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 35 (0.26%) MiFID
12 32 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 23 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 17 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
14 17 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (0.12%) SEPA
16 12 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
16 12 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 11 (0.083%) HIPAA
17 11 (0.083%) IFRS
System Software
1 645 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 330 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 318 (2.39%) Docker
4 186 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 109 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
6 82 (0.62%) Firmware
6 82 (0.62%) vSphere
7 81 (0.61%) XenApp
8 66 (0.50%) HDFS
9 58 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 51 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
11 40 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 36 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 32 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 26 (0.20%) Apache Flume
14 26 (0.20%) VirtualBox
14 26 (0.20%) VMware NSX
15 25 (0.19%) Terminal Services
16 17 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 16 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 199 (1.49%) Ansible
2 184 (1.38%) Kubernetes
3 175 (1.31%) Puppet
4 147 (1.10%) SCCM
5 136 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 103 (0.77%) Terraform
7 68 (0.51%) Kibana
8 66 (0.50%) WSUS
9 48 (0.36%) Nagios
10 47 (0.35%) RSA Security Analytics
11 40 (0.30%) SCOM
12 39 (0.29%) Nessus
13 34 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 34 (0.26%) Packer
14 31 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
15 30 (0.23%) Stealthwatch
16 28 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 24 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
17 24 (0.18%) XenMobile
18 23 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 2,562 (19.24%) Microsoft
2 868 (6.52%) Oracle
3 591 (4.44%) Tableau
4 563 (4.23%) VMware
5 555 (4.17%) SAP
6 511 (3.84%) Cisco
7 480 (3.60%) Google
8 336 (2.52%) Citrix
9 293 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
10 202 (1.52%) HP
10 202 (1.52%) Splunk
11 182 (1.37%) Red Hat
12 169 (1.27%) Sybase
13 167 (1.25%) CheckPoint
14 138 (1.04%) IBM
15 137 (1.03%) ServiceNow
16 136 (1.02%) Adobe
17 113 (0.85%) Cognos
18 107 (0.80%) Symantec
19 100 (0.75%) Atlassian