Period
to 11 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analysis over the 6 months to 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Analysis
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 172 161 176
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 +17
Permanent jobs citing Data Analysis 1,588 2,403 2,973
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.12% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.30% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,096 1,731 2,241
10th Percentile £29,075 £30,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £67,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +3.66%

Data Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 76,569 104,649 137,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.14% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,055 84,002 109,346
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Analysis as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in the UK

Data Analysis
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Analysis.

Salary trend for Data Analysis in the UK

Data Analysis
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Analysis over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Analysis in the UK

Data Analysis
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 11 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 -7 1,455 £50,000 -4.76% 221
UK excluding London -6 848 £42,500 -5.56% 154
London -13 657 £57,500 -4.17% 76
Work from Home -9 223 £45,500 -9.00% 24
South East -41 210 £47,500 - 29
North of England -2 189 £40,000 -15.79% 40
Midlands +31 165 £40,000 -11.11% 29
West Midlands +67 139 £40,000 - 22
South West -23 124 £42,500 +13.33% 18
East of England +11 94 £45,000 -18.18% 27
North West -5 94 £42,500 -19.05% 21
Yorkshire +25 76 £40,000 +14.29% 15
Scotland -6 37 £45,500 -9.00% 6
Wales +28 25 £45,000 +9.09% 5
East Midlands -21 24 £33,000 -37.14% 7
North East 0 19 £39,250 -1.88% 4
Northern Ireland +6 5 £52,500 +61.54%

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT jobs citing Data Analysis 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 Data Analysis.

1 717 (45.15%) SQL
2 499 (31.42%) Business Intelligence
3 475 (29.91%) Analytical Skills
4 464 (29.22%) Analytics
5 420 (26.45%) Finance
6 356 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
7 355 (22.36%) Python
8 348 (21.91%) Problem-Solving
9 329 (20.72%) Microsoft Excel
10 319 (20.09%) Visualisation
11 305 (19.21%) Power Platform
12 301 (18.95%) Power BI
13 292 (18.39%) Data Modelling
14 271 (17.07%) Microsoft
15 261 (16.44%) Degree
16 230 (14.48%) SQL Server
16 230 (14.48%) Decision-Making
17 226 (14.23%) ETL
18 218 (13.73%) Tableau
19 210 (13.22%) Data Science
20 209 (13.16%) Data Quality
21 204 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
22 191 (12.03%) Azure
23 182 (11.46%) Data Visualisation
24 167 (10.52%) Marketing
25 166 (10.45%) Data Governance
26 162 (10.20%) Project Management
27 153 (9.63%) Machine Learning
28 150 (9.45%) Data Management
29 142 (8.94%) AWS

Data Analysis
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 39 (2.46%) Apache Spark
2 32 (2.02%) SAS
3 30 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.13%) Apache
4 18 (1.13%) Confluence
5 16 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
6 15 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.44%) Jupyter
7 7 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.38%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.31%) CMS
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.25%) Jadu
11 3 (0.19%) Liferay
11 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.19%) WordPress
12 2 (0.13%) IIS
12 2 (0.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 329 (20.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.94%) SPSS
8 7 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.44%) Sketch
9 4 (0.25%) Simulink
10 3 (0.19%) Figma
10 3 (0.19%) InVision
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.063%) Maya
12 1 (0.063%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 27 (1.70%) NetSuite
2 10 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.63%) Sage 1000
3 9 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.44%) Workfront
6 6 (0.38%) Magento
6 6 (0.38%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.38%) Shopify
6 6 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.31%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.31%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.25%) Infor M3
8 4 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.25%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 305 (19.21%) Power Platform
2 191 (12.03%) Azure
3 142 (8.94%) AWS
4 53 (3.34%) SaaS
5 44 (2.77%) Microsoft 365
6 42 (2.64%) GCP
6 42 (2.64%) Google Analytics
7 41 (2.58%) Azure Data Factory
8 37 (2.33%) Amazon S3
9 35 (2.20%) Serverless
10 28 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
11 27 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (1.13%) Power Automate
12 18 (1.13%) PowerApps
13 15 (0.94%) Azure Machine Learning
13 15 (0.94%) GitHub
14 13 (0.82%) Amazon Cognito
14 13 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
14 13 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.82%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.32%) Firewall
2 17 (1.07%) Internet
3 16 (1.01%) Skype
3 16 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.82%) HTTP
5 10 (0.63%) Broadband
6 8 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (0.44%) NAS
7 7 (0.44%) SAN
7 7 (0.44%) VoIP
7 7 (0.44%) Wireless
8 6 (0.38%) PSTN
9 5 (0.31%) VPN
10 3 (0.19%) 3GPP
10 3 (0.19%) 5G
10 3 (0.19%) LTE
10 3 (0.19%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.13%) FTP
11 2 (0.13%) LAN
11 2 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (18.95%) Power BI
2 230 (14.48%) SQL Server
3 218 (13.73%) Tableau
4 204 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
5 124 (7.81%) Big Data
6 121 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 106 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 83 (5.23%) Data Mining
9 63 (3.97%) Relational Database
10 53 (3.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 46 (2.90%) NoSQL
12 45 (2.83%) Data Lake
13 44 (2.77%) MySQL
14 39 (2.46%) Snowflake Schema
15 33 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 32 (2.02%) QlikView
17 29 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
18 28 (1.76%) BigQuery
19 27 (1.70%) Hadoop
20 26 (1.64%) Looker
Development Applications
1 77 (4.85%) JIRA
2 62 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.69%) gulp
5 10 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (0.50%) ERwin
7 8 (0.50%) Grunt
8 7 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.38%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.31%) LabVIEW
10 5 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.25%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.25%) C++Builder
11 4 (0.25%) ER Studio
11 4 (0.25%) GitLab
11 4 (0.25%) Selenium
11 4 (0.25%) Subversion
12 3 (0.19%) kappa
General
1 420 (26.45%) Finance
2 167 (10.52%) Marketing
3 73 (4.60%) Retail
4 54 (3.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 51 (3.21%) Advertising
6 48 (3.02%) Manufacturing
7 41 (2.58%) Banking
7 41 (2.58%) Law
8 35 (2.20%) Public Sector
9 32 (2.02%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.76%) Games
11 24 (1.51%) Legal
12 22 (1.39%) Front Office
13 16 (1.01%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.94%) Electronics
15 12 (0.76%) Back Office
15 12 (0.76%) Publishing
16 9 (0.57%) Brand Awareness
17 8 (0.50%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.50%) Police
Job Titles
1 560 (35.26%) Analyst
2 285 (17.95%) Data Analyst
3 236 (14.86%) Developer
4 105 (6.61%) Data Scientist
5 104 (6.55%) Business Analyst
5 104 (6.55%) Consultant
6 84 (5.29%) Data Engineer
7 65 (4.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 65 (4.09%) SQL Analyst
8 61 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
9 52 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 48 (3.02%) Project Manager
10 48 (3.02%) SQL Data Analyst
11 46 (2.90%) Data Quality Analyst
12 39 (2.46%) Architect
12 39 (2.46%) Financial Analyst
13 36 (2.27%) Service Analyst
14 35 (2.20%) Power BI Analyst
14 35 (2.20%) Quality Analyst
15 32 (2.02%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (6.80%) .NET
2 73 (4.60%) HTML
3 72 (4.53%) CSS
4 51 (3.21%) JSON
5 49 (3.09%) Web Services
6 48 (3.02%) Kafka
6 48 (3.02%) XML
7 46 (2.90%) RESTful
8 40 (2.52%) AngularJS
9 27 (1.70%) jQuery
9 27 (1.70%) Pandas
9 27 (1.70%) REST
10 26 (1.64%) ASP.NET
11 23 (1.45%) Node.js
12 21 (1.32%) CSS3
12 21 (1.32%) HTML5
13 20 (1.26%) Spring
14 19 (1.20%) NumPy
15 17 (1.07%) Natural Language Processing
16 16 (1.01%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 475 (29.91%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 89 (5.60%) User Experience
4 88 (5.54%) Data Structures
5 66 (4.16%) Algorithms
6 45 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (2.46%) Virtual Team
8 31 (1.95%) NHS
9 30 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
10 26 (1.64%) FMCG
11 23 (1.45%) Data Centre
12 22 (1.39%) Life Science
12 22 (1.39%) Reference Data
13 21 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 20 (1.26%) Taxonomies
15 13 (0.82%) CMDB
16 11 (0.69%) Derivative
16 11 (0.69%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 10 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 73 (4.60%) Linux
2 56 (3.53%) Windows
3 28 (1.76%) Apple iOS
4 27 (1.70%) Android
5 18 (1.13%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.01%) Unix
7 11 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.38%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.063%) Debian
13 1 (0.063%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.063%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.063%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (31.42%) Business Intelligence
2 464 (29.22%) Analytics
3 356 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
4 348 (21.91%) Problem-Solving
5 319 (20.09%) Visualisation
6 292 (18.39%) Data Modelling
7 230 (14.48%) Decision-Making
8 226 (14.23%) ETL
9 210 (13.22%) Data Science
10 182 (11.46%) Data Visualisation
11 166 (10.45%) Data Governance
12 162 (10.20%) Project Management
13 153 (9.63%) Machine Learning
14 150 (9.45%) Data Management
15 132 (8.31%) Mathematics
16 126 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 122 (7.68%) Data Analytics
18 117 (7.37%) Migration
19 102 (6.42%) Dashboard Development
20 101 (6.36%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 717 (45.15%) SQL
2 355 (22.36%) Python
3 120 (7.56%) R
4 107 (6.74%) JavaScript
5 95 (5.98%) C#
6 94 (5.92%) Java
7 73 (4.60%) T-SQL
8 42 (2.64%) VBA
9 38 (2.39%) MATLAB
10 35 (2.20%) C
10 35 (2.20%) C++
11 30 (1.89%) PHP
12 27 (1.70%) Bash Shell
13 26 (1.64%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.32%) TypeScript
15 20 (1.26%) Scala
16 19 (1.20%) VB
17 13 (0.82%) Go
18 11 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 11 (0.69%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 261 (16.44%) Degree
2 108 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 85 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.27%) PhD
5 31 (1.95%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (1.51%) Numerate Degree
8 17 (1.07%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
10 12 (0.76%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.63%) PMP
13 9 (0.57%) HND
13 9 (0.57%) MCSA
14 8 (0.50%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.50%) MCSE
15 5 (0.31%) Chartered Engineer
15 5 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
16 4 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (13.16%) Data Quality
2 74 (4.66%) QA
3 73 (4.60%) GDPR
4 33 (2.08%) PMO
5 15 (0.94%) COBIT
5 15 (0.94%) MiFID
6 12 (0.76%) SLA
7 8 (0.50%) EMIR
7 8 (0.50%) WCAG
8 7 (0.44%) Good Clinical Practice
8 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.38%) NIST
10 5 (0.31%) ISO 13485
10 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.25%) CDISC
11 4 (0.25%) GRC
12 3 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.19%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 29 (1.83%) Docker
2 16 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.50%) Firmware
4 7 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.063%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 20 (1.26%) SCCM
2 19 (1.20%) Terraform
3 17 (1.07%) Kubernetes
4 15 (0.94%) IBM BigFix
5 14 (0.88%) Ansible
6 7 (0.44%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.44%) SCOM
6 7 (0.44%) WSUS
7 5 (0.31%) Sonobuoy
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.13%) Rancher
9 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.063%) Kibana
10 1 (0.063%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.063%) Observium
10 1 (0.063%) QRadar
Vendors
1 271 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 88 (5.54%) Oracle
3 83 (5.23%) Google
4 60 (3.78%) Informatica
5 54 (3.40%) SAP
6 52 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
7 44 (2.77%) Cognos
8 40 (2.52%) Alteryx
9 39 (2.46%) ServiceNow
10 34 (2.14%) IBM
11 32 (2.02%) Databricks
12 20 (1.26%) JD Edwards
13 19 (1.20%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.94%) Adobe
15 11 (0.69%) Teradata
15 11 (0.69%) VMware
16 10 (0.63%) Verint
17 9 (0.57%) App Annie
17 9 (0.57%) EMC
17 9 (0.57%) Facebook