Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 27 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 +4
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 13,696 12,727 17,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.72% 7.40% 8.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.10% 17.45% 19.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9,984 9,784 13,736
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £76,590
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 75,663 72,926 90,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.67% 42.40% 43.95%
Number of salaries quoted 59,688 59,315 72,650
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +7.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £27,495
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +1 12,739 £50,000 +11.11% 1,888
UK excluding London 0 7,847 £42,500 +6.25% 1,286
London -2 5,474 £57,500 +4.55% 724
South East +2 2,209 £45,000 +5.88% 325
North of England +3 1,948 £42,000 +5.00% 311
Midlands +5 1,200 £40,000 - 214
North West -1 1,064 £45,000 +12.50% 153
East of England +1 1,029 £50,000 +19.05% 186
South West +2 861 £40,000 - 127
West Midlands +5 789 £40,000 +5.18% 130
Yorkshire +7 752 £40,000 - 130
Scotland -8 463 £42,500 -5.56% 76
East Midlands -2 416 £42,000 -1.18% 84
Wales -3 167 £35,100 -12.25% 30
North East -10 136 £37,500 +15.38% 28
Northern Ireland 0 40 £30,250 -26.22% 16
Channel Islands +6 4 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Isle of Man +3 1 £47,500 -5.00%

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 5,697 (41.60%) Problem-Solving
2 4,255 (31.07%) Finance
3 3,965 (28.95%) SQL
4 3,542 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3,063 (22.36%) Degree
6 2,815 (20.55%) Microsoft
7 1,921 (14.03%) Analytics
8 1,841 (13.44%) SQL Server
9 1,790 (13.07%) Java
10 1,621 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
11 1,582 (11.55%) Windows
12 1,532 (11.19%) C#
13 1,459 (10.65%) Project Management
14 1,455 (10.62%) JavaScript
15 1,374 (10.03%) Computer Science
16 1,350 (9.86%) Python
17 1,323 (9.66%) ITIL
18 1,286 (9.39%) .NET
19 1,285 (9.38%) HTML
20 1,264 (9.23%) Microsoft Excel
21 1,236 (9.02%) Linux
22 1,222 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
23 1,172 (8.56%) Self-Motivation
24 1,140 (8.32%) Retail
25 1,069 (7.81%) SDLC
26 1,018 (7.43%) Marketing
27 988 (7.21%) Business Analysis
28 987 (7.21%) Oracle
29 985 (7.19%) Scrum
30 955 (6.97%) Test Automation

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
1 482 (3.52%) SAS
2 400 (2.92%) Apache Spark
3 382 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 239 (1.75%) IIS
5 200 (1.46%) Apache
6 162 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 156 (1.14%) MS Exchange
8 138 (1.01%) CMS
9 129 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 124 (0.91%) Confluence
11 120 (0.88%) Tomcat
12 84 (0.61%) Skype for Business
13 81 (0.59%) JBoss
14 77 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 74 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
16 63 (0.46%) Apache Solr
17 59 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 52 (0.38%) WebLogic
19 51 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
20 42 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1,264 (9.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 882 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
3 406 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 258 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 193 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
6 137 (1.00%) SPSS
7 96 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 55 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 21 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.10%) InVision
11 10 (0.073%) UXPin
12 9 (0.066%) Stata
13 8 (0.058%) Fireworks
13 8 (0.058%) InfoPath
14 7 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 7 (0.051%) Simulink
15 6 (0.044%) Mathematica
15 6 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
16 5 (0.037%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.037%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 235 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 157 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 129 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 71 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 70 (0.51%) NetSuite
6 57 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
7 51 (0.37%) SAP CO
7 51 (0.37%) SAP FI
8 50 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
8 50 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
9 40 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
10 30 (0.22%) Markit EDM
11 29 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 26 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
12 26 (0.19%) SAP PP
13 21 (0.15%) SAP ERP
14 20 (0.15%) SAP HCM
15 18 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
15 18 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
16 17 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 825 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 792 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 400 (2.92%) Office 365
4 389 (2.84%) SaaS
5 228 (1.66%) Google Analytics
6 176 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 157 (1.15%) PaaS
8 140 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 114 (0.83%) IaaS
10 112 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
11 88 (0.64%) GitHub
12 84 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
13 71 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
14 62 (0.45%) Amazon S3
15 52 (0.38%) AdWords
15 52 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
16 43 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 35 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
18 26 (0.19%) Serverless
19 25 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 613 (4.48%) Firewall
2 371 (2.71%) TCP/IP
3 350 (2.56%) Internet
4 341 (2.49%) DNS
5 297 (2.17%) WAN
6 273 (1.99%) LAN
7 271 (1.98%) Network Security
8 257 (1.88%) HTTP
9 253 (1.85%) VPN
10 252 (1.84%) DHCP
11 156 (1.14%) SAN
12 146 (1.07%) MPLS
13 142 (1.04%) VoIP
14 137 (1.00%) SSL
15 127 (0.93%) BGP
16 126 (0.92%) OSPF
17 117 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
17 117 (0.85%) Wireless
18 103 (0.75%) VLAN
19 101 (0.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,841 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 810 (5.91%) Big Data
3 777 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
4 570 (4.16%) Relational Database
5 521 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 511 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 510 (3.72%) Hadoop
8 397 (2.90%) Power BI
9 365 (2.67%) NoSQL
10 342 (2.50%) MySQL
11 315 (2.30%) MongoDB
12 300 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 260 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
14 246 (1.80%) QlikView
15 228 (1.66%) Oracle Database
16 208 (1.52%) Data Mining
17 177 (1.29%) RDBMS
18 173 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
19 151 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
20 107 (0.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 650 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 492 (3.59%) JIRA
3 407 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 359 (2.62%) Selenium
5 300 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 295 (2.15%) Visual Studio
7 183 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 167 (1.22%) Subversion
9 165 (1.20%) JUnit
10 92 (0.67%) WebDriver
11 88 (0.64%) Maven
12 72 (0.53%) TeamCity
13 69 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 68 (0.50%) LSMW
15 65 (0.47%) SpecFlow
16 64 (0.47%) NUnit
17 63 (0.46%) TestNG
18 62 (0.45%) eCATT
18 62 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 60 (0.44%) JMeter
General
1 4,255 (31.07%) Finance
2 1,140 (8.32%) Retail
3 1,018 (7.43%) Marketing
4 953 (6.96%) Banking
5 663 (4.84%) Manufacturing
6 442 (3.23%) Advertising
7 355 (2.59%) Investment Banking
8 339 (2.48%) Games
9 337 (2.46%) Legal
9 337 (2.46%) Telecoms
10 317 (2.31%) Publishing
11 275 (2.01%) Front Office
12 241 (1.76%) Financial Institution
13 220 (1.61%) Law
14 182 (1.33%) Billing
15 177 (1.29%) Electronics
16 153 (1.12%) Back Office
17 118 (0.86%) Automotive
18 72 (0.53%) French Language
19 71 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,734 (27.26%) Analyst
2 2,252 (16.44%) Developer
3 1,182 (8.63%) Business Analyst
4 1,063 (7.76%) Consultant
5 766 (5.59%) Architect
6 495 (3.61%) Data Analyst
7 371 (2.71%) C# Developer
8 365 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
9 356 (2.60%) Software Engineer
10 346 (2.53%) Project Manager
11 343 (2.50%) Senior Developer
12 340 (2.48%) .NET Developer
13 331 (2.42%) Java Developer
14 323 (2.36%) Applications Support
15 320 (2.34%) Support Analyst
16 294 (2.15%) Software Developer
17 272 (1.99%) Graduate
18 267 (1.95%) Data Scientist
19 261 (1.91%) Junior
20 254 (1.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,286 (9.39%) .NET
2 1,285 (9.38%) HTML
3 887 (6.48%) CSS
4 853 (6.23%) Web Services
5 629 (4.59%) XML
6 563 (4.11%) AngularJS
7 534 (3.90%) ASP.NET
8 390 (2.85%) jQuery
9 373 (2.72%) HTML5
10 338 (2.47%) REST
11 330 (2.41%) .NET Framework
12 297 (2.17%) Spring
13 280 (2.04%) RESTful
14 278 (2.03%) React
15 258 (1.88%) Node.js
16 212 (1.55%) WCF
17 210 (1.53%) SOAP
18 200 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
19 192 (1.40%) JSON
20 188 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,374 (10.03%) Computer Science
2 1,172 (8.56%) Self-Motivation
3 793 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 634 (4.63%) User Experience
5 453 (3.31%) Fintech
6 396 (2.89%) Algorithms
7 345 (2.52%) Analytical Mindset
8 291 (2.12%) Data Centre
9 272 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
10 244 (1.78%) Data Structures
11 230 (1.68%) Mobile App
12 208 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
13 183 (1.34%) Virtual Team
14 144 (1.05%) Derivative
15 143 (1.04%) Social Media
16 132 (0.96%) Equities
17 131 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
18 130 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 114 (0.83%) Fixed Income
20 108 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,582 (11.55%) Windows
2 1,236 (9.02%) Linux
3 581 (4.24%) Unix
4 550 (4.02%) Windows Server
5 204 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 204 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 203 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 185 (1.35%) Android
8 159 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 156 (1.14%) Windows 10
10 109 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 79 (0.58%) CentOS
12 65 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 46 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 45 (0.33%) Solaris
15 40 (0.29%) AIX
16 38 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 30 (0.22%) Windows XP
18 28 (0.20%) Mac OS X
19 22 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,697 (41.60%) Problem-Solving
2 3,542 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1,921 (14.03%) Analytics
4 1,621 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
5 1,459 (10.65%) Project Management
6 1,323 (9.66%) ITIL
7 1,222 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,069 (7.81%) SDLC
9 988 (7.21%) Business Analysis
10 985 (7.19%) Scrum
11 955 (6.97%) Test Automation
12 952 (6.95%) Mathematics
13 911 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 886 (6.47%) Software Engineering
15 867 (6.33%) Decision-Making
16 819 (5.98%) Data Analysis
17 731 (5.34%) Mentoring
18 729 (5.32%) Analytical Thinking
19 718 (5.24%) CRM
20 674 (4.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3,965 (28.95%) SQL
2 1,790 (13.07%) Java
3 1,532 (11.19%) C#
4 1,455 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 1,350 (9.86%) Python
6 609 (4.45%) T-SQL
7 598 (4.37%) R
8 515 (3.76%) C
9 502 (3.67%) C++
10 448 (3.27%) PowerShell
11 337 (2.46%) PHP
12 319 (2.33%) VBA
13 249 (1.82%) Scala
14 233 (1.70%) Perl
15 223 (1.63%) Bash Shell
16 176 (1.29%) Shell Script
17 175 (1.28%) PL/SQL
18 174 (1.27%) Ruby
19 156 (1.14%) VB
20 144 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3,063 (22.36%) Degree
2 593 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 521 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 282 (2.06%) CISSP
5 275 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 273 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
7 266 (1.94%) SC Cleared
8 261 (1.91%) ISEB
9 219 (1.60%) ISTQB
10 162 (1.18%) CCNA
10 162 (1.18%) PhD
11 156 (1.14%) CISM
12 144 (1.05%) CCNP
13 140 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
14 134 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
14 134 (0.98%) MCSE
15 133 (0.97%) Master's Degree
16 130 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 128 (0.93%) CISA
17 128 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 868 (6.34%) QA
2 393 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 361 (2.64%) SLA
4 251 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 247 (1.80%) PMO
6 195 (1.42%) GDPR
7 176 (1.29%) PCI DSS
8 45 (0.33%) COBIT
9 41 (0.30%) GCP
10 40 (0.29%) MiFID
11 30 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
12 26 (0.19%) ISO 22301
13 25 (0.18%) GxP
14 24 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 22 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
16 21 (0.15%) IFRS
17 19 (0.14%) HIPAA
17 19 (0.14%) ISO 9001
18 17 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 16 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 679 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 332 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 270 (1.97%) Docker
4 192 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 99 (0.72%) vSphere
6 70 (0.51%) XenApp
7 58 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 54 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 47 (0.34%) Firmware
10 44 (0.32%) BitLocker
11 43 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 38 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
13 32 (0.23%) HDFS
14 30 (0.22%) Xen
15 29 (0.21%) XenDesktop
16 26 (0.19%) Terminal Services
17 25 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
18 24 (0.18%) VirtualBox
19 21 (0.15%) Apache Flume
20 17 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 274 (2.00%) SCCM
2 195 (1.42%) Puppet
3 192 (1.40%) Ansible
4 186 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 125 (0.91%) Kubernetes
6 97 (0.71%) SCOM
7 91 (0.66%) Terraform
8 66 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 63 (0.46%) Nagios
10 48 (0.35%) Nessus
11 38 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
12 35 (0.26%) SCOrch
13 32 (0.23%) Graphite
13 32 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 32 (0.23%) vCenter Server
14 31 (0.23%) QRadar
15 30 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 30 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 28 (0.20%) SCVMM
17 26 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2,815 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 987 (7.21%) Oracle
3 752 (5.49%) SAP
4 580 (4.23%) VMware
5 560 (4.09%) Google
6 558 (4.07%) Tableau
7 392 (2.86%) Cisco
8 344 (2.51%) Citrix
9 317 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
10 211 (1.54%) IBM
11 210 (1.53%) HP
12 162 (1.18%) Capita
13 161 (1.18%) Adobe
14 142 (1.04%) CheckPoint
15 120 (0.88%) F5
15 120 (0.88%) ServiceNow
16 109 (0.80%) Juniper
17 100 (0.73%) Cognos
17 100 (0.73%) McAfee
18 97 (0.71%) Remedy