Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Analysis
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 188 187 184
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Data Analysis 1,098 2,320 2,889
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.84% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.00% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 977 1,962 2,352
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,364 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.51% +4.73% +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,938
90th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 57,123 116,177 139,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.28% 92.12% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46,159 93,053 111,395
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -7 995 £50,000 -4.51% 218
UK excluding London -6 574 £42,500 -5.56% 147
London +13 477 £60,000 +4.35% 81
Work from Home -21 154 £42,500 -29.17% 34
South East -10 147 £45,000 - 40
North of England +37 145 £45,000 -5.76% 44
Midlands +9 91 £40,000 -11.11% 19
South West +34 88 £42,500 - 15
West Midlands +27 69 £40,000 -11.11% 12
North West +17 67 £47,500 -5.00% 27
Yorkshire +46 58 £40,000 +14.29% 15
East of England -12 40 £40,000 -31.91% 17
Scotland +7 38 £50,000 +7.48% 7
Wales +55 23 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East Midlands +17 22 £40,000 -5.88% 7
North East +13 20 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Northern Ireland +10 4 £52,500 -34.38%

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 537 (48.91%) SQL
2 327 (29.78%) Business Intelligence
3 311 (28.32%) Finance
4 289 (26.32%) Analytics
5 277 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
6 256 (23.32%) Python
7 204 (18.58%) Power Platform
8 203 (18.49%) Power BI
9 202 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
10 200 (18.21%) Data Modelling
11 197 (17.94%) Microsoft Excel
11 197 (17.94%) Problem-Solving
12 172 (15.66%) SQL Server
12 172 (15.66%) ETL
12 172 (15.66%) Visualisation
13 170 (15.48%) Azure
14 161 (14.66%) Degree
15 151 (13.75%) Microsoft
16 131 (11.93%) AWS
17 130 (11.84%) Machine Learning
18 128 (11.66%) Data Warehouse
19 118 (10.75%) Tableau
20 117 (10.66%) Data Science
21 116 (10.56%) Project Management
22 115 (10.47%) Decision-Making
23 112 (10.20%) Data Quality
24 99 (9.02%) Data Governance
25 98 (8.93%) Data Visualisation
25 98 (8.93%) Marketing
26 93 (8.47%) Java

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 29 (2.64%) Apache Spark
2 22 (2.00%) SAS
2 22 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.28%) Apache
5 12 (1.09%) CMS
6 10 (0.91%) ArcGIS
7 9 (0.82%) Confluence
8 5 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.36%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.27%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.27%) Liferay
10 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 197 (17.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.00%) SPSS
7 5 (0.46%) Simulink
8 4 (0.36%) Sketch
8 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.27%) Figma
10 2 (0.18%) Stata
11 1 (0.091%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.091%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.091%) Maya
11 1 (0.091%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 23 (2.09%) NetSuite
2 12 (1.09%) SAP Business One
3 9 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.82%) Workfront
4 7 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.55%) Magento
5 6 (0.55%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.55%) Shopify
6 5 (0.46%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.36%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.27%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.27%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.18%) PolarLake
9 2 (0.18%) Primavera
9 2 (0.18%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 204 (18.58%) Power Platform
2 170 (15.48%) Azure
3 131 (11.93%) AWS
4 44 (4.01%) Google Analytics
4 44 (4.01%) Office 365
5 43 (3.92%) Azure Data Factory
6 32 (2.91%) GCP
7 28 (2.55%) IaaS
8 23 (2.09%) SaaS
9 20 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (1.55%) Amazon S3
10 17 (1.55%) Serverless
11 10 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.91%) PaaS
12 8 (0.73%) PowerApps
13 7 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.64%) G Suite
13 7 (0.64%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.37%) Firewall
2 23 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (1.73%) Internet
4 16 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.28%) HTTP
6 10 (0.91%) SAN
7 9 (0.82%) NAS
8 8 (0.73%) Network Security
9 5 (0.46%) Broadband
9 5 (0.46%) Parlay
9 5 (0.46%) Skype
10 4 (0.36%) LAN
10 4 (0.36%) WAN
10 4 (0.36%) Wireless
11 3 (0.27%) FTP
12 2 (0.18%) Intranet
12 2 (0.18%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.18%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.091%) LTE
13 1 (0.091%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (18.49%) Power BI
2 172 (15.66%) SQL Server
3 128 (11.66%) Data Warehouse
4 118 (10.75%) Tableau
5 88 (8.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 74 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 71 (6.47%) Big Data
8 54 (4.92%) Relational Database
9 45 (4.10%) Data Mining
10 43 (3.92%) MySQL
11 38 (3.46%) NoSQL
11 38 (3.46%) QlikView
12 35 (3.19%) Data Lake
13 33 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (2.28%) OLAP
15 24 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
15 24 (2.19%) Snowflake Schema
16 21 (1.91%) Hadoop
16 21 (1.91%) MS Access
17 19 (1.73%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 41 (3.73%) JIRA
2 31 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.55%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.28%) Cypress.io
4 14 (1.28%) Selenium
5 8 (0.73%) Grunt
5 8 (0.73%) gulp
6 7 (0.64%) ERwin
6 7 (0.64%) LabVIEW
7 5 (0.46%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.36%) ER Studio
9 3 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.27%) Toad
10 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.18%) JMeter
10 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 311 (28.32%) Finance
2 98 (8.93%) Marketing
3 56 (5.10%) Retail
4 35 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.28%) Banking
7 23 (2.09%) Public Sector
8 20 (1.82%) Games
9 19 (1.73%) Legal
10 18 (1.64%) Advertising
10 18 (1.64%) Electronics
10 18 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (1.55%) Law
12 13 (1.18%) Front Office
13 9 (0.82%) Back Office
14 8 (0.73%) Local Government
14 8 (0.73%) Publishing
15 6 (0.55%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.55%) Police
Job Titles
1 402 (36.61%) Analyst
2 179 (16.30%) Data Analyst
3 172 (15.66%) Developer
4 83 (7.56%) Business Analyst
5 73 (6.65%) Data Engineer
6 69 (6.28%) Data Scientist
7 59 (5.37%) SQL Analyst
8 55 (5.01%) Consultant
9 48 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 47 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 47 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
11 33 (3.01%) Project Manager
11 33 (3.01%) SQL Data Analyst
12 30 (2.73%) Data Manager
12 30 (2.73%) Financial Analyst
13 27 (2.46%) Architect
14 26 (2.37%) Data Quality Analyst
15 24 (2.19%) Quality Analyst
16 23 (2.09%) Service Analyst
17 22 (2.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.46%) .NET
2 49 (4.46%) HTML
3 47 (4.28%) CSS
4 35 (3.19%) Kafka
5 32 (2.91%) XML
6 31 (2.82%) JSON
7 25 (2.28%) RESTful
7 25 (2.28%) Web Services
8 22 (2.00%) REST
9 20 (1.82%) jQuery
10 18 (1.64%) AngularJS
10 18 (1.64%) Node.js
11 17 (1.55%) Pandas
12 16 (1.46%) React
13 15 (1.37%) ASP.NET
14 13 (1.18%) Apache NiFi
14 13 (1.18%) Spring
14 13 (1.18%) TensorFlow
15 12 (1.09%) Natural Language Processing
15 12 (1.09%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 277 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.46%) Data Structures
3 56 (5.10%) User Experience
4 53 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 46 (4.19%) Algorithms
6 31 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.19%) NHS
8 23 (2.09%) Cyberthreat
9 20 (1.82%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.73%) Reference Data
11 16 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
13 11 (1.00%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.00%) FMCG
14 10 (0.91%) Social Media
15 9 (0.82%) Augmented Reality
16 8 (0.73%) Life Science
17 7 (0.64%) Internet of Things
17 7 (0.64%) Linked Data
17 7 (0.64%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 78 (7.10%) Linux
2 69 (6.28%) Windows
3 33 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 19 (1.73%) Unix
5 12 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.09%) Ubuntu
6 10 (0.91%) Android
7 9 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.091%) AIX
12 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.091%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.091%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (29.78%) Business Intelligence
2 289 (26.32%) Analytics
3 202 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (18.21%) Data Modelling
5 197 (17.94%) Problem-Solving
6 172 (15.66%) ETL
6 172 (15.66%) Visualisation
7 130 (11.84%) Machine Learning
8 117 (10.66%) Data Science
9 116 (10.56%) Project Management
10 115 (10.47%) Decision-Making
11 99 (9.02%) Data Governance
12 98 (8.93%) Data Visualisation
13 89 (8.11%) Data Cleansing
14 84 (7.65%) Migration
15 81 (7.38%) Mathematics
16 78 (7.10%) Business Analysis
17 77 (7.01%) Data Analytics
18 75 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
19 74 (6.74%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 537 (48.91%) SQL
2 256 (23.32%) Python
3 93 (8.47%) Java
4 74 (6.74%) R
5 71 (6.47%) C#
6 66 (6.01%) T-SQL
7 65 (5.92%) JavaScript
8 36 (3.28%) C++
8 36 (3.28%) VBA
9 31 (2.82%) MATLAB
10 29 (2.64%) C
11 23 (2.09%) PHP
12 18 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.55%) Go
14 12 (1.09%) VB
15 11 (1.00%) Scala
16 10 (0.91%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 7 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 161 (14.66%) Degree
2 74 (6.74%) Security Cleared
3 65 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.09%) CISM
5 23 (2.09%) CISSP
6 21 (1.91%) PhD
7 11 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.82%) MCSA
9 9 (0.82%) MCSE
10 8 (0.73%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (0.46%) HND
13 4 (0.36%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.36%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (10.20%) Data Quality
2 54 (4.92%) GDPR
3 49 (4.46%) QA
4 24 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (2.19%) NIST
4 24 (2.19%) PMO
5 19 (1.73%) SLA
6 8 (0.73%) WCAG
7 7 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.46%) IFRS
8 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.36%) COBIT
9 4 (0.36%) ISO 13485
9 4 (0.36%) MiFID
10 2 (0.18%) Good Clinical Practice
10 2 (0.18%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.18%) P3O
10 2 (0.18%) SEPA
10 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.37%) Docker
3 9 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 9 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
3 9 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.73%) Firmware
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.091%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 26 (2.37%) Terraform
2 25 (2.28%) Ansible
3 23 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.82%) Backup Exec
5 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (0.82%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.82%) SCCM
5 9 (0.82%) SCOM
5 9 (0.82%) WSUS
6 8 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.46%) Control-M
7 5 (0.46%) Sonobuoy
8 4 (0.36%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (0.36%) Puppet
9 3 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.18%) Rancher
Vendors
1 151 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 90 (8.20%) Oracle
3 59 (5.37%) Google
4 45 (4.10%) SAP
5 40 (3.64%) Informatica
6 32 (2.91%) VMware
7 31 (2.82%) Cognos
8 25 (2.28%) Databricks
9 22 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.91%) Alteryx
10 21 (1.91%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.64%) IBM
12 16 (1.46%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.09%) JD Edwards
14 11 (1.00%) Teradata
15 10 (0.91%) EMC
15 10 (0.91%) Remedy
16 9 (0.82%) Ivanti
16 9 (0.82%) NetApp
17 8 (0.73%) Splunk