Period
to 17 April 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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 26 24
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,832 8,133 11,848
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.93% 7.32% 7.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.52% 18.96% 20.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,240 5,986 8,316
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +2.08%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 33,283 42,896 58,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.55% 38.61% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23,552 33,450 44,670
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,754 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 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 -4 5,214 £52,364 +1.68% 1,034
UK excluding London -2 3,204 £45,000 - 743
London -2 2,183 £61,500 +0.82% 352
Work from Home +25 978 £50,000 -9.09% 158
South East +2 939 £50,000 - 153
North of England 0 840 £45,000 +7.14% 189
North West +8 510 £48,000 +6.67% 92
Midlands -6 486 £42,500 -4.99% 150
South West -10 391 £40,000 - 77
West Midlands -10 334 £42,500 - 100
East of England +3 301 £40,000 -11.11% 107
Yorkshire -13 272 £40,000 -5.88% 73
Scotland -13 179 £50,000 - 51
East Midlands -6 152 £40,125 -10.83% 50
Wales +2 61 £43,500 +10.83% 17
North East -19 58 £41,695 +11.19% 24
Northern Ireland -13 22 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Isle of Man -18 1 £37,500 +13.64%

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2,258 (38.72%) Problem-Solving
2 1,721 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1,686 (28.91%) SQL
4 1,511 (25.91%) Finance
5 1,267 (21.72%) Degree
6 1,148 (19.68%) Analytics
7 1,061 (18.19%) Microsoft
8 930 (15.95%) Business Intelligence
9 883 (15.14%) Azure
10 825 (14.15%) Python
11 738 (12.65%) JavaScript
12 679 (11.64%) SQL Server
13 678 (11.63%) Java
14 634 (10.87%) Computer Science
15 628 (10.77%) Project Management
16 614 (10.53%) Windows
17 599 (10.27%) Marketing
18 566 (9.71%) Power Platform
19 551 (9.45%) DevOps
20 546 (9.36%) C#
21 541 (9.28%) Scrum
21 541 (9.28%) Power BI
22 531 (9.10%) Microsoft Excel
23 528 (9.05%) .NET
24 520 (8.92%) Linux
25 518 (8.88%) Analytical Thinking
26 501 (8.59%) CSS
27 499 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
28 492 (8.44%) HTML
29 486 (8.33%) Data Analysis

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
1 217 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 140 (2.40%) Confluence
3 112 (1.92%) SAS
4 107 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 77 (1.32%) Apache
6 71 (1.22%) CMS
7 57 (0.98%) IIS
8 49 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 44 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 37 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (0.39%) nginx
13 18 (0.31%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.26%) Drupal
15 14 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
15 14 (0.24%) Jupyter
16 13 (0.22%) Apache TomEE
16 13 (0.22%) WordPress
17 12 (0.21%) ejabberd
17 12 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 531 (9.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 413 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
3 164 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 121 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 57 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 57 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 29 (0.50%) InVision
7 23 (0.39%) Sketch
8 19 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 18 (0.31%) Figma
10 15 (0.26%) Simulink
10 15 (0.26%) SPSS
11 13 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.14%) UXPin
13 6 (0.10%) Gephi
13 6 (0.10%) Stata
14 5 (0.086%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (0.051%) Zeplin
17 2 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 96 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.33%) NetSuite
6 18 (0.31%) Magento
7 16 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 11 (0.19%) Shopify
10 9 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (0.14%) HFM
11 8 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 8 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
11 8 (0.14%) Sentinel
12 7 (0.12%) Primavera
12 7 (0.12%) SAP ERP
12 7 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
13 6 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 883 (15.14%) Azure
2 566 (9.71%) Power Platform
3 476 (8.16%) AWS
4 309 (5.30%) Microsoft 365
5 299 (5.13%) SaaS
6 152 (2.61%) GCP
7 123 (2.11%) PaaS
8 122 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 102 (1.75%) Google Analytics
10 82 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
11 68 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
12 66 (1.13%) GitHub
13 65 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
13 65 (1.11%) Serverless
14 51 (0.87%) IaaS
15 50 (0.86%) PowerApps
16 32 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
17 28 (0.48%) Amazon S3
17 28 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
17 28 (0.48%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 223 (3.82%) Firewall
2 120 (2.06%) DNS
3 100 (1.71%) Internet
4 92 (1.58%) VPN
5 91 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 78 (1.34%) LAN
7 77 (1.32%) WAN
8 74 (1.27%) Network Security
9 63 (1.08%) VoIP
10 53 (0.91%) BGP
11 46 (0.79%) DHCP
12 44 (0.75%) SSL
13 43 (0.74%) VLAN
14 37 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
14 37 (0.63%) OSPF
15 36 (0.62%) HTTP
16 35 (0.60%) FTP
17 33 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
18 31 (0.53%) SAN
18 31 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 679 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 541 (9.28%) Power BI
3 383 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
4 373 (6.40%) Tableau
5 260 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 245 (4.20%) Relational Database
7 228 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 206 (3.53%) MySQL
9 182 (3.12%) Big Data
10 156 (2.67%) NoSQL
11 115 (1.97%) Data Mining
12 98 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 97 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 88 (1.51%) Data Lake
15 79 (1.35%) MongoDB
16 71 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
17 57 (0.98%) RDBMS
18 55 (0.94%) QlikView
19 51 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
20 48 (0.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 352 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 306 (5.25%) JIRA
3 142 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 111 (1.90%) Selenium
5 91 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 85 (1.46%) Visual Studio
7 67 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 55 (0.94%) Maven
9 52 (0.89%) Bitbucket
10 40 (0.69%) Subversion
11 39 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 38 (0.65%) SpecFlow
13 36 (0.62%) Gradle
14 33 (0.57%) Artifactory
15 32 (0.55%) JMeter
15 32 (0.55%) JUnit
16 30 (0.51%) GitLab
17 27 (0.46%) gulp
18 26 (0.45%) TeamCity
18 26 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 1,511 (25.91%) Finance
2 599 (10.27%) Marketing
3 304 (5.21%) Retail
4 230 (3.94%) Banking
5 189 (3.24%) Public Sector
6 170 (2.91%) Manufacturing
7 163 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 162 (2.78%) Law
9 147 (2.52%) Legal
10 110 (1.89%) Back Office
11 93 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 85 (1.46%) Electronics
13 84 (1.44%) Financial Institution
14 82 (1.41%) Games
15 74 (1.27%) Advertising
16 56 (0.96%) Front Office
17 55 (0.94%) Publishing
18 33 (0.57%) French Language
19 32 (0.55%) German Language
20 31 (0.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,385 (23.75%) Analyst
2 1,228 (21.06%) Developer
3 287 (4.92%) Business Analyst
4 286 (4.90%) Data Analyst
5 269 (4.61%) Architect
6 223 (3.82%) Senior Developer
7 202 (3.46%) Consultant
8 179 (3.07%) .NET Developer
9 177 (3.03%) Software Engineer
10 166 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
11 153 (2.62%) Software Developer
12 151 (2.59%) Graduate
13 144 (2.47%) Data Engineer
14 142 (2.43%) Java Developer
15 140 (2.40%) Support Analyst
16 135 (2.31%) C# Developer
17 122 (2.09%) Data Scientist
18 121 (2.07%) IT Analyst
19 117 (2.01%) Applications Support
19 117 (2.01%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 528 (9.05%) .NET
2 501 (8.59%) CSS
3 492 (8.44%) HTML
4 287 (4.92%) React
5 249 (4.27%) Web Services
6 213 (3.65%) .NET Core
7 212 (3.64%) REST
8 204 (3.50%) AngularJS
9 179 (3.07%) jQuery
10 172 (2.95%) Node.js
11 168 (2.88%) ASP.NET
12 155 (2.66%) .NET Framework
13 149 (2.55%) HTML5
14 136 (2.33%) Spring
15 122 (2.09%) XML
16 109 (1.87%) RESTful
17 93 (1.59%) JSON
18 88 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web API
18 88 (1.51%) Entity Framework
19 76 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 453 (7.77%) User Experience
2 371 (6.36%) Management Information System
3 310 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
4 229 (3.93%) Analytical Mindset
5 167 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 160 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 134 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 131 (2.25%) Algorithms
8 131 (2.25%) Data Structures
9 117 (2.01%) Virtual Team
10 82 (1.41%) N-Tier
11 72 (1.23%) Public Cloud
12 65 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
13 64 (1.10%) Reinsurance
14 61 (1.05%) Life Science
15 55 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
16 54 (0.93%) Social Media
17 51 (0.87%) NHS
18 48 (0.82%) Blog
19 47 (0.81%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 614 (10.53%) Windows
2 520 (8.92%) Linux
3 190 (3.26%) Windows Server
4 156 (2.67%) Unix
5 81 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 71 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 60 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 53 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (0.86%) Android
10 46 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
11 23 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 20 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.29%) Debian
15 16 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
16 10 (0.17%) SUSE
17 9 (0.15%) CentOS
17 9 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.14%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,258 (38.72%) Problem-Solving
2 1,721 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1,148 (19.68%) Analytics
4 930 (15.95%) Business Intelligence
5 634 (10.87%) Computer Science
6 628 (10.77%) Project Management
7 551 (9.45%) DevOps
8 541 (9.28%) Scrum
9 518 (8.88%) Analytical Thinking
10 499 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 486 (8.33%) Data Analysis
12 484 (8.30%) Decision-Making
13 460 (7.89%) Visualisation
14 412 (7.06%) Data Modelling
14 412 (7.06%) Software Engineering
15 404 (6.93%) ITIL
16 383 (6.57%) Data Science
17 382 (6.55%) Mathematics
18 356 (6.10%) Test Automation
19 348 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,686 (28.91%) SQL
2 825 (14.15%) Python
3 738 (12.65%) JavaScript
4 678 (11.63%) Java
5 546 (9.36%) C#
6 221 (3.79%) PowerShell
7 213 (3.65%) R
8 211 (3.62%) C
9 204 (3.50%) T-SQL
10 181 (3.10%) C++
11 173 (2.97%) PHP
12 104 (1.78%) TypeScript
13 99 (1.70%) Bash Shell
14 90 (1.54%) VBA
15 88 (1.51%) Perl
16 71 (1.22%) Scala
17 64 (1.10%) PL/SQL
18 59 (1.01%) Java 8
19 58 (0.99%) Shell Script
20 53 (0.91%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,267 (21.72%) Degree
2 261 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 260 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 187 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 128 (2.19%) CISSP
6 108 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 100 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 84 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
9 75 (1.29%) CISM
10 71 (1.22%) PhD
11 61 (1.05%) DV Cleared
12 56 (0.96%) ISTQB
12 56 (0.96%) Master's Degree
13 55 (0.94%) MCSE
14 54 (0.93%) CCNA
15 50 (0.86%) CCNP
16 42 (0.72%) PMI Certification
17 41 (0.70%) ISEB
18 40 (0.69%) CRISC
18 40 (0.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 397 (6.81%) QA
2 228 (3.91%) Data Quality
3 199 (3.41%) SLA
4 182 (3.12%) GDPR
5 105 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 79 (1.35%) NIST
7 65 (1.11%) PMO
8 40 (0.69%) CDISC
9 24 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
10 22 (0.38%) PCI DSS
11 19 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
12 16 (0.27%) COBIT
12 16 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 13 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
14 13 (0.22%) GRC
15 12 (0.21%) GMP
16 11 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 10 (0.17%) GxP
18 9 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 308 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 269 (4.61%) Docker
3 151 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 44 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (0.74%) vSphere
7 29 (0.50%) KVM
8 24 (0.41%) Firmware
9 22 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.38%) XenApp
10 16 (0.27%) Apache Flume
10 16 (0.27%) iptables
10 16 (0.27%) QEMU
10 16 (0.27%) VMware NSX
11 14 (0.24%) HDFS
12 12 (0.21%) Kamailio
12 12 (0.21%) Postfix
13 11 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.15%) Xen
15 8 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 209 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 148 (2.54%) Terraform
3 82 (1.41%) Ansible
4 80 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (1.23%) SCCM
6 51 (0.87%) Puppet
7 44 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 31 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 26 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.33%) WSUS
11 18 (0.31%) HAProxy
12 17 (0.29%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.27%) Galera Cluster
14 15 (0.26%) Grafana
15 14 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
16 13 (0.22%) Kibana
17 12 (0.21%) vRealize
18 11 (0.19%) Data Guard
19 10 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,061 (18.19%) Microsoft
2 286 (4.90%) Oracle
3 263 (4.51%) Google
4 206 (3.53%) VMware
5 164 (2.81%) SAP
6 155 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
7 128 (2.19%) Cisco
8 81 (1.39%) Databricks
9 80 (1.37%) Citrix
10 72 (1.23%) Red Hat
11 70 (1.20%) Nintex
12 69 (1.18%) IBM
12 69 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 62 (1.06%) Alteryx
14 60 (1.03%) HP
14 60 (1.03%) Informatica
15 58 (0.99%) Splunk
16 52 (0.89%) Facebook
17 51 (0.87%) Adobe
18 47 (0.81%) Atlassian