Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 21 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 12,657 15,241 13,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.95% 8.55% 7.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.98% 20.79% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 9,213 9,918 10,674
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,713 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 66,677 73,313 72,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 41.14% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 51,181 55,490 59,628
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.63%

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 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Top 17 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 December 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 -4 11,728 £50,000 +5.26% 1,911
UK excluding London 0 6,929 £42,500 - 1,394
London -5 5,435 £60,000 +4.35% 630
South East -3 1,844 £45,000 +2.27% 338
North of England -3 1,642 £42,500 - 374
Midlands +5 1,074 £40,000 - 248
East of England +8 961 £42,500 -5.56% 162
North West -3 922 £42,500 -5.56% 189
South West +2 754 £43,375 +8.44% 158
West Midlands +3 732 £39,000 -6.59% 148
Yorkshire -8 581 £40,000 - 145
Scotland -5 451 £45,500 +7.06% 55
East Midlands +2 340 £45,000 +12.50% 100
Wales -4 169 £36,000 -4.00% 40
North East +5 139 £42,500 +6.25% 40
Northern Ireland +17 58 £40,000 +14.29% 17
Channel Islands -8 2 £45,000 -23.73% 1

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 5,590 (44.17%) Problem-Solving
2 3,849 (30.41%) Finance
3 3,781 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
4 3,367 (26.60%) SQL
5 2,925 (23.11%) Degree
6 2,564 (20.26%) Microsoft
7 1,792 (14.16%) Analytics
8 1,631 (12.89%) Project Management
9 1,565 (12.36%) Windows
10 1,538 (12.15%) Java
11 1,509 (11.92%) SQL Server
12 1,437 (11.35%) C#
13 1,397 (11.04%) Python
14 1,338 (10.57%) JavaScript
15 1,312 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
16 1,216 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 1,193 (9.43%) Computer Science
18 1,170 (9.24%) ITIL
19 1,169 (9.24%) .NET
20 1,106 (8.74%) Retail
21 1,070 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
22 1,069 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
23 1,050 (8.30%) HTML
24 1,033 (8.16%) Linux
25 1,008 (7.96%) Marketing
26 987 (7.80%) Self-Motivation
27 986 (7.79%) Scrum
28 962 (7.60%) Mathematics
29 940 (7.43%) Decision-Making
30 908 (7.17%) Banking

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
1 398 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 360 (2.84%) SAS
3 262 (2.07%) Apache Spark
4 223 (1.76%) Confluence
5 159 (1.26%) IIS
6 158 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 149 (1.18%) Apache
8 123 (0.97%) CMS
9 99 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 92 (0.73%) Skype for Business
11 91 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 82 (0.65%) Tomcat
13 69 (0.55%) JBoss
14 65 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
15 58 (0.46%) WordPress
16 53 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
17 48 (0.38%) WebLogic
18 38 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
19 29 (0.23%) Ethereum
20 28 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1,069 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 856 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
3 423 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 312 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 223 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
6 96 (0.76%) SPSS
7 66 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 30 (0.24%) InVision
10 18 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 15 (0.12%) Simulink
12 12 (0.095%) AutoCAD
13 11 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
14 9 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
15 8 (0.063%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.047%) Gliffy
16 6 (0.047%) GNU Octave
16 6 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
17 5 (0.040%) Mathcad
17 5 (0.040%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 285 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 120 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 85 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 76 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 58 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 55 (0.43%) NetSuite
7 46 (0.36%) Magento
8 43 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 37 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
10 28 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
11 26 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
12 24 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 24 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
13 22 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
14 21 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
14 21 (0.17%) SAP APO
14 21 (0.17%) SAP HCM
14 21 (0.17%) Scribe Insight
15 20 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
16 16 (0.13%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1,070 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 858 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
3 476 (3.76%) Office 365
4 375 (2.96%) SaaS
5 169 (1.34%) Google Analytics
6 158 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 150 (1.19%) PaaS
8 124 (0.98%) GitHub
9 120 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
10 118 (0.93%) IaaS
11 95 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
12 63 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
13 60 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
14 54 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
14 54 (0.43%) Serverless
15 50 (0.40%) Amazon S3
16 49 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
17 46 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
18 45 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
19 39 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 589 (4.65%) Firewall
2 354 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 321 (2.54%) DNS
4 290 (2.29%) WAN
5 269 (2.13%) LAN
6 268 (2.12%) Internet
7 242 (1.91%) VPN
8 241 (1.90%) DHCP
9 200 (1.58%) Network Security
10 164 (1.30%) VoIP
11 158 (1.25%) Wireless
12 151 (1.19%) HTTP
13 148 (1.17%) SAN
14 119 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
15 117 (0.92%) MPLS
16 110 (0.87%) Skype
17 107 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
18 98 (0.77%) BGP
19 92 (0.73%) OSPF
20 91 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,509 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 744 (5.88%) Big Data
3 708 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 549 (4.34%) Relational Database
5 541 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 537 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 491 (3.88%) Power BI
8 374 (2.95%) MySQL
9 333 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 310 (2.45%) Hadoop
11 306 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 232 (1.83%) QlikView
13 199 (1.57%) RDBMS
14 188 (1.49%) MongoDB
15 163 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
16 157 (1.24%) Oracle Database
17 152 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
18 148 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
19 117 (0.92%) Apache Hive
20 116 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 631 (4.99%) Git (software)
2 618 (4.88%) JIRA
3 336 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 302 (2.39%) Jenkins
5 277 (2.19%) Visual Studio
6 256 (2.02%) Selenium
7 146 (1.15%) Subversion
8 120 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 108 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 104 (0.82%) Maven
11 95 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
12 89 (0.70%) WebDriver
13 74 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
14 71 (0.56%) Eclipse
15 69 (0.55%) Axure RP
16 59 (0.47%) JUnit
17 58 (0.46%) SpecFlow
18 53 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 44 (0.35%) JMeter
19 44 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 3,849 (30.41%) Finance
2 1,106 (8.74%) Retail
3 1,008 (7.96%) Marketing
4 908 (7.17%) Banking
5 416 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 401 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 304 (2.40%) Investment Banking
8 284 (2.24%) Front Office
9 241 (1.90%) Legal
10 237 (1.87%) Financial Institution
11 223 (1.76%) Advertising
12 222 (1.75%) Law
13 221 (1.75%) Back Office
14 213 (1.68%) Games
15 206 (1.63%) Electronics
16 137 (1.08%) Automotive
17 91 (0.72%) Billing
18 78 (0.62%) Publishing
19 74 (0.58%) French Language
20 72 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,392 (26.80%) Analyst
2 2,131 (16.84%) Developer
3 1,077 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 703 (5.55%) Consultant
5 599 (4.73%) Architect
6 428 (3.38%) Data Analyst
7 418 (3.30%) Project Manager
8 398 (3.14%) Senior Developer
9 394 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
10 376 (2.97%) Support Analyst
11 375 (2.96%) Graduate
12 344 (2.72%) .NET Developer
13 320 (2.53%) C# Developer
14 318 (2.51%) Support Engineer
15 313 (2.47%) Software Engineer
16 274 (2.16%) Junior
17 272 (2.15%) Java Developer
17 272 (2.15%) SQL Developer
18 266 (2.10%) Applications Support
19 253 (2.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,169 (9.24%) .NET
2 1,050 (8.30%) HTML
3 789 (6.23%) CSS
4 702 (5.55%) Web Services
5 476 (3.76%) AngularJS
6 432 (3.41%) XML
7 430 (3.40%) ASP.NET
8 356 (2.81%) jQuery
9 335 (2.65%) HTML5
10 301 (2.38%) React
11 271 (2.14%) RESTful
12 268 (2.12%) REST
13 258 (2.04%) Spring
14 217 (1.71%) JSON
15 205 (1.62%) Node.js
16 195 (1.54%) .NET Framework
17 192 (1.52%) SOAP
18 186 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
19 182 (1.44%) Middleware
20 172 (1.36%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 987 (7.80%) Self-Motivation
2 757 (5.98%) User Experience
3 702 (5.55%) Management Information System
4 493 (3.90%) Fintech
5 397 (3.14%) Analytical Mindset
6 320 (2.53%) Data Structures
7 310 (2.45%) Algorithms
8 293 (2.31%) Data Centre
9 252 (1.99%) Mobile App
10 248 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
11 212 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
12 168 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 148 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
14 108 (0.85%) Social Media
15 102 (0.81%) Derivative
16 96 (0.76%) PMI
17 95 (0.75%) Fixed Income
18 93 (0.73%) Driving Licence
19 89 (0.70%) Hedge funds
20 84 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,565 (12.36%) Windows
2 1,033 (8.16%) Linux
3 587 (4.64%) Windows Server
4 511 (4.04%) Unix
5 288 (2.28%) Windows 10
6 269 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 240 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 218 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 216 (1.71%) Android
10 202 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 176 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 81 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 72 (0.57%) CentOS
14 53 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 50 (0.40%) Solaris
15 50 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 47 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 35 (0.28%) AIX
18 25 (0.20%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,590 (44.17%) Problem-Solving
2 3,781 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,792 (14.16%) Analytics
4 1,631 (12.89%) Project Management
5 1,312 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
6 1,216 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,193 (9.43%) Computer Science
8 1,170 (9.24%) ITIL
9 986 (7.79%) Scrum
10 962 (7.60%) Mathematics
11 940 (7.43%) Decision-Making
12 902 (7.13%) Business Analysis
13 884 (6.98%) SDLC
14 878 (6.94%) Mentoring
15 865 (6.83%) Software Engineering
16 838 (6.62%) Test Automation
17 777 (6.14%) Data Analysis
18 766 (6.05%) CRM
19 759 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
20 711 (5.62%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3,367 (26.60%) SQL
2 1,538 (12.15%) Java
3 1,437 (11.35%) C#
4 1,397 (11.04%) Python
5 1,338 (10.57%) JavaScript
6 620 (4.90%) T-SQL
7 518 (4.09%) C++
8 510 (4.03%) PowerShell
9 495 (3.91%) R
10 395 (3.12%) C
11 301 (2.38%) PHP
12 226 (1.79%) VBA
13 184 (1.45%) Perl
14 182 (1.44%) PL/SQL
15 181 (1.43%) Bash Shell
16 170 (1.34%) Shell Script
17 167 (1.32%) Scala
18 141 (1.11%) Ruby
19 139 (1.10%) VB
20 137 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,925 (23.11%) Degree
2 532 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 425 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 321 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 316 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 288 (2.28%) CISSP
7 254 (2.01%) ISEB
8 253 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 181 (1.43%) PMI Certification
10 168 (1.33%) CCNP
11 167 (1.32%) ISTQB
12 160 (1.26%) CCNA
13 151 (1.19%) PhD
14 139 (1.10%) DV Cleared
14 139 (1.10%) MCSE
15 129 (1.02%) CISM
15 129 (1.02%) Master's Degree
16 128 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
17 125 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
18 119 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 784 (6.19%) QA
2 430 (3.40%) Data Quality
3 372 (2.94%) SLA
4 284 (2.24%) PMO
5 281 (2.22%) GDPR
6 188 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 135 (1.07%) PCI DSS
8 71 (0.56%) COBIT
9 40 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 35 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 23 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
11 23 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 21 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 19 (0.15%) MiFID
14 15 (0.12%) SEPA
15 14 (0.11%) IFRS
16 12 (0.095%) BS7799
16 12 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 12 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
16 12 (0.095%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 696 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 337 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 304 (2.40%) Docker
4 181 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 117 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 81 (0.64%) XenApp
7 61 (0.48%) vSphere
8 60 (0.47%) HDFS
9 53 (0.42%) Firmware
10 52 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
11 48 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 36 (0.28%) BitLocker
13 33 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
14 27 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 27 (0.21%) VirtualBox
15 23 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
16 22 (0.17%) Apache Flume
16 22 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
17 20 (0.16%) VMware NSX
18 19 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 184 (1.45%) Ansible
2 181 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 163 (1.29%) Puppet
3 163 (1.29%) SCCM
4 126 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 90 (0.71%) Terraform
6 66 (0.52%) WSUS
7 53 (0.42%) SCOM
8 49 (0.39%) Kibana
9 48 (0.38%) RSA Security Analytics
10 46 (0.36%) Nagios
11 34 (0.27%) HP ALM
12 33 (0.26%) Stealthwatch
13 32 (0.25%) vRealize
14 31 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
14 31 (0.24%) Nessus
14 31 (0.24%) SCOrch
15 30 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
15 30 (0.24%) Packer
16 28 (0.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2,564 (20.26%) Microsoft
2 851 (6.72%) Oracle
3 603 (4.76%) Tableau
4 562 (4.44%) VMware
5 540 (4.27%) SAP
6 473 (3.74%) Cisco
7 451 (3.56%) Google
8 304 (2.40%) Citrix
9 279 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
10 226 (1.79%) HP
11 211 (1.67%) Splunk
12 202 (1.60%) Red Hat
13 185 (1.46%) CheckPoint
14 152 (1.20%) Adobe
15 129 (1.02%) ServiceNow
16 113 (0.89%) IBM
17 101 (0.80%) Juniper
18 97 (0.77%) Symantec
19 91 (0.72%) Atlassian
20 88 (0.70%) McAfee