Period
to 22 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 356 325 354
Rank change year-on-year -31 +29 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 407 1,405 1,514
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.01% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.05% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 384 1,204 1,302
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,400 £22,755
90th Percentile £75,875 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 47,223 133,225 159,921
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.77% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 38,574 106,021 128,866
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Analyst over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. 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 -24 387 £45,000 +12.50% 53
London +9 205 £52,500 +16.67% 21
UK excluding London -15 199 £40,000 +14.29% 33
South East +55 62 £50,000 +42.86% 8
North of England +76 44 £38,500 +20.31% 12
Work from Home +44 38 £38,500 -6.95% 6
Midlands +46 33 £35,000 +7.69% 1
South West +73 27 £35,000 -12.50% 7
North West +67 25 £38,500 +24.19% 8
West Midlands +25 23 £40,000 +21.21%
East of England +53 15 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Yorkshire +85 12 £40,000 +23.08% 4
East Midlands +67 10 £31,500 -0.44% 1
Scotland +76 9 £45,000 +28.57% 1
North East +15 7 £32,500 +1.56%
Wales +44 5 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Channel Islands +4 3 £55,000 +46.67%
Northern Ireland +16 1 £23,500 -32.86%

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, Data Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 310 (76.17%) SQL
2 153 (37.59%) Business Intelligence
3 130 (31.94%) Finance
4 115 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
5 114 (28.01%) Data Analysis
6 111 (27.27%) Python
7 107 (26.29%) Power BI
7 107 (26.29%) Power Platform
8 100 (24.57%) Analytics
9 97 (23.83%) Data Modelling
10 94 (23.10%) Visualisation
11 88 (21.62%) Tableau
12 85 (20.88%) SQL Server
13 83 (20.39%) Microsoft Excel
14 66 (16.22%) ETL
14 66 (16.22%) Microsoft
15 62 (15.23%) Data Quality
16 61 (14.99%) Data Warehouse
17 59 (14.50%) Degree
18 52 (12.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 52 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
18 52 (12.78%) Data Visualisation
19 51 (12.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 46 (11.30%) Decision-Making
21 42 (10.32%) Data Science
22 41 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
23 40 (9.83%) Back Office
24 38 (9.34%) Asset Management
25 37 (9.09%) Azure
25 37 (9.09%) Investment Management

Data Analyst Skill Set
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 25 (6.14%) SAS
2 3 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.49%) Luigi
3 2 (0.49%) WordPress
4 1 (0.25%) Apache
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.25%) Confluence
4 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.25%) nginx
4 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 83 (20.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.23%) SPSS
7 2 (0.49%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.49%) Quantrix
8 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 32 (7.86%) Markit EDM
2 28 (6.88%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.49%) PolarLake
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.25%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 107 (26.29%) Power Platform
2 37 (9.09%) Azure
3 27 (6.63%) AWS
4 22 (5.41%) GCP
5 16 (3.93%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (1.97%) SaaS
7 7 (1.72%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.98%) Taleo
9 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.74%) G Suite
10 2 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.49%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.49%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.25%) Firebase
11 1 (0.25%) Google Sheets
11 1 (0.25%) IaaS
11 1 (0.25%) Office 365
11 1 (0.25%) PaaS
11 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.23%) Broadband
2 2 (0.49%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) 4G
3 1 (0.25%) LTE
3 1 (0.25%) Skype
3 1 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (26.29%) Power BI
2 85 (20.88%) SQL Server
3 61 (14.99%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (12.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (12.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (7.13%) Big Data
7 25 (6.14%) Relational Database
8 20 (4.91%) QlikView
9 19 (4.67%) BigQuery
10 17 (4.18%) Looker
11 15 (3.69%) Amazon Redshift
12 14 (3.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (3.19%) Snowflake Schema
14 11 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.97%) MySQL
15 8 (1.97%) OLAP
16 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (1.47%) NoSQL
18 5 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.72%) JIRA
2 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.74%) Cypress.io
3 3 (0.74%) Selenium
3 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.49%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.49%) Toad
4 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 130 (31.94%) Finance
2 40 (9.83%) Back Office
3 32 (7.86%) Front Office
4 24 (5.90%) Marketing
5 11 (2.70%) Games
6 10 (2.46%) Banking
6 10 (2.46%) Public Sector
6 10 (2.46%) Retail
6 10 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.23%) Law
9 5 (1.23%) Social Housing
10 4 (0.98%) Electronics
10 4 (0.98%) Legal
11 3 (0.74%) Advertising
12 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Local Government
12 2 (0.49%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.63%) Pandas
2 6 (1.47%) Middleware
3 5 (1.23%) XML
4 3 (0.74%) CSS
4 3 (0.74%) JSON
5 2 (0.49%) .NET
5 2 (0.49%) HTML
5 2 (0.49%) NumPy
5 2 (0.49%) PySpark
5 2 (0.49%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) D3.js
6 1 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.25%) Kafka
6 1 (0.25%) LAMP
6 1 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.25%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.25%) Node.js
6 1 (0.25%) ODBC
6 1 (0.25%) RESTful
6 1 (0.25%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 115 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.35%) Reference Data
3 31 (7.62%) Equities
4 30 (7.37%) Fixed Income
5 28 (6.88%) Derivative
5 28 (6.88%) Hedge funds
6 22 (5.41%) Management Information System
7 16 (3.93%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.47%) NHS
11 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.98%) Mobile Games
12 4 (0.98%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.74%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.74%) Biotechnology
13 3 (0.74%) CMDB
13 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.47%) Windows
2 4 (0.98%) Linux
3 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (37.59%) Business Intelligence
2 114 (28.01%) Data Analysis
3 100 (24.57%) Analytics
4 97 (23.83%) Data Modelling
5 94 (23.10%) Visualisation
6 66 (16.22%) ETL
7 52 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (12.78%) Data Visualisation
8 46 (11.30%) Decision-Making
9 42 (10.32%) Data Science
10 41 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (9.34%) Asset Management
12 37 (9.09%) Investment Management
13 36 (8.85%) Data Analytics
14 33 (8.11%) Migration
15 28 (6.88%) Data Governance
16 27 (6.63%) Statistics
17 26 (6.39%) Data Management
17 26 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (6.14%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 310 (76.17%) SQL
2 111 (27.27%) Python
3 36 (8.85%) R
4 32 (7.86%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.46%) VBA
6 5 (1.23%) Java
7 3 (0.74%) C#
7 3 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.74%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) C
9 1 (0.25%) C++
9 1 (0.25%) Erlang
9 1 (0.25%) PHP
9 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (14.50%) Degree
2 12 (2.95%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.23%) PhD
6 4 (0.98%) HNC
7 2 (0.49%) MCSA
7 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.49%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.25%) CCA
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (15.23%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.21%) QA
3 7 (1.72%) GDPR
4 2 (0.49%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.25%) Basel II
5 1 (0.25%) Basel III
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Ansible
1 1 (0.25%) Kibana
1 1 (0.25%) Puppet
1 1 (0.25%) Salt
1 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 88 (21.62%) Tableau
2 66 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.62%) Bloomberg
4 29 (7.13%) FactSet
4 29 (7.13%) Reuters
5 26 (6.39%) Oracle
6 16 (3.93%) Google
7 12 (2.95%) SAP
8 9 (2.21%) Cognos
9 5 (1.23%) Databricks
9 5 (1.23%) Informatica
10 4 (0.98%) Amplitude
10 4 (0.98%) Apple
10 4 (0.98%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.74%) Adobe
11 3 (0.74%) IBM
11 3 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.74%) Trillium
12 2 (0.49%) Siebel
12 2 (0.49%) SIMUL8