Period
to 19 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 317 361 387
Rank change year-on-year +44 +26 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,446 1,569 1,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.90% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.94% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,187 1,278 1,224
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -9.09%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,175 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,523 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £33,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +1.52% +10.00% -9.09%

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 139,958 167,522 170,950
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.22% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 111,774 135,533 139,527
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Analyst.

Salary trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
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 Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. 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 +48 1,385 £40,000 +6.67% 118
UK excluding London +25 817 £33,500 +1.52% 76
London +43 617 £47,500 +5.56% 46
South East -22 216 £35,000 -1.41% 21
North of England +19 194 £32,000 -1.54% 18
Midlands +44 142 £31,750 -2.31% 18
East of England +79 107 £37,500 +15.38% 10
South West -3 107 £37,500 +15.38% 5
West Midlands +33 95 £32,500 +1.56% 14
North West +4 95 £28,500 -12.31% 11
Yorkshire +24 78 £32,000 +14.29% 3
East Midlands +38 47 £28,500 -18.57% 4
Scotland -4 39 £35,000 -24.32% 1
North East +20 21 £32,000 +3.23% 4
Wales +6 7 £35,000 +31.58% 3
Northern Ireland -16 4 £35,000 +34.62%
Channel Islands +5 1 £37,500 -16.67%

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 922 (63.76%) SQL
2 491 (33.96%) Business Intelligence
3 473 (32.71%) Analytics
4 448 (30.98%) Analytical Skills
5 406 (28.08%) Microsoft Excel
6 366 (25.31%) Data Analysis
7 316 (21.85%) Visualisation
8 309 (21.37%) Finance
9 304 (21.02%) Python
10 303 (20.95%) Power BI
10 303 (20.95%) Power Platform
11 300 (20.75%) Tableau
12 267 (18.46%) SQL Server
13 241 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 224 (15.49%) ETL
15 218 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
16 216 (14.94%) Data Quality
17 209 (14.45%) Data Modelling
18 204 (14.11%) R
19 200 (13.83%) Data Analytics
20 197 (13.62%) Marketing
20 197 (13.62%) Degree
21 178 (12.31%) Data Management
22 174 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
22 174 (12.03%) Data Warehouse
23 172 (11.89%) Data Visualisation
24 145 (10.03%) VBA
24 145 (10.03%) Mathematics
25 137 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 125 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 94 (6.50%) SAS
2 37 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 10 (0.69%) Jupyter
3 10 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.62%) IPython
5 8 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.48%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.41%) ArcSDE
7 6 (0.41%) Confluence
7 6 (0.41%) GeoServer
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle Spatial
8 5 (0.35%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.28%) Apache
10 2 (0.14%) IIS
11 1 (0.069%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.069%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.069%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 406 (28.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 105 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (2.77%) SPSS
4 39 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (1.11%) Stata
8 5 (0.35%) SPSS Modeler
9 3 (0.21%) EViews
10 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) FastStats
2 11 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.76%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.55%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.41%) SAP MDG
6 5 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.35%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.28%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.21%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.14%) Maximo
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.14%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 303 (20.95%) Power Platform
2 61 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.53%) Google Analytics
4 47 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (1.45%) SaaS
6 15 (1.04%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (0.69%) Office 365
8 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.55%) Google Tag Manager
10 5 (0.35%) WeChat
11 4 (0.28%) AdWords
11 4 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.28%) Google Sheets
11 4 (0.28%) Responsys
12 3 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 2 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 2 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.18%) Broadband
2 13 (0.90%) Internet
3 5 (0.35%) SAN
4 4 (0.28%) GSM
4 4 (0.28%) UMTS
5 3 (0.21%) GPRS
5 3 (0.21%) Intranet
5 3 (0.21%) Wireless
6 1 (0.069%) 3G
6 1 (0.069%) 4G
6 1 (0.069%) 5G
6 1 (0.069%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.069%) LTE
6 1 (0.069%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.069%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (20.95%) Power BI
2 267 (18.46%) SQL Server
3 174 (12.03%) Data Warehouse
4 137 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 125 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 99 (6.85%) Big Data
7 86 (5.95%) QlikView
8 78 (5.39%) Relational Database
9 55 (3.80%) Data Mining
10 51 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 44 (3.04%) MS Access
12 39 (2.70%) BigQuery
13 38 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
14 32 (2.21%) Apache Hive
14 32 (2.21%) Hadoop
15 31 (2.14%) Data Lake
16 29 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
17 28 (1.94%) MySQL
18 25 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
18 25 (1.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (3.53%) JIRA
2 31 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 26 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (0.97%) Bitbucket
4 14 (0.97%) Bitbucket Server
4 14 (0.97%) git-flow
5 13 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.90%) Zephyr
6 10 (0.69%) Subversion
7 5 (0.35%) Hudson
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.28%) Toad
9 3 (0.21%) RStudio
10 2 (0.14%) ERwin
10 2 (0.14%) YouTrack
11 1 (0.069%) Balsamiq
11 1 (0.069%) ProC
11 1 (0.069%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.069%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 309 (21.37%) Finance
2 197 (13.62%) Marketing
3 82 (5.67%) Retail
4 62 (4.29%) Banking
5 57 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 45 (3.11%) Manufacturing
7 32 (2.21%) Law
8 25 (1.73%) Legal
9 24 (1.66%) Electronics
10 21 (1.45%) Publishing
11 17 (1.18%) Advertising
11 17 (1.18%) Front Office
12 16 (1.11%) Back Office
13 13 (0.90%) Billing
13 13 (0.90%) Games
14 10 (0.69%) Automotive
15 9 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.48%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.59%) .NET
2 20 (1.38%) XML
3 19 (1.31%) D3.js
3 19 (1.31%) Web Services
4 18 (1.24%) Natural Language Processing
5 16 (1.11%) Kafka
6 15 (1.04%) Pandas
6 15 (1.04%) scikit-learn
7 14 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
8 11 (0.76%) HTML
9 10 (0.69%) Matplotlib
9 10 (0.69%) ODBC
10 9 (0.62%) ggplot
10 9 (0.62%) Seaborn
11 8 (0.55%) CSS
12 7 (0.48%) JSON
12 7 (0.48%) Middleware
13 6 (0.41%) REST
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Beam
14 4 (0.28%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 448 (30.98%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 49 (3.39%) Data Structures
4 48 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (2.97%) Analytical Mindset
6 30 (2.07%) Social Media
7 24 (1.66%) Algorithms
8 19 (1.31%) User Experience
9 18 (1.24%) Reinsurance
10 14 (0.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 13 (0.90%) Data Centre
11 13 (0.90%) Equities
12 10 (0.69%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (0.69%) Reference Data
13 9 (0.62%) NHS
14 8 (0.55%) FMCG
15 7 (0.48%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 32 (2.21%) Linux
2 15 (1.04%) Windows
3 9 (0.62%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.48%) Unix
5 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.14%) CentOS
6 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.069%) Android
7 1 (0.069%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (33.96%) Business Intelligence
2 473 (32.71%) Analytics
3 366 (25.31%) Data Analysis
4 316 (21.85%) Visualisation
5 224 (15.49%) ETL
6 218 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
7 209 (14.45%) Data Modelling
8 200 (13.83%) Data Analytics
9 178 (12.31%) Data Management
10 174 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
11 172 (11.89%) Data Visualisation
12 145 (10.03%) Mathematics
13 116 (8.02%) Data Science
14 114 (7.88%) Migration
14 114 (7.88%) Statistics
15 109 (7.54%) Decision-Making
16 101 (6.98%) Data Governance
17 90 (6.22%) Machine Learning
18 89 (6.15%) Computer Science
19 85 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 922 (63.76%) SQL
2 304 (21.02%) Python
3 204 (14.11%) R
4 145 (10.03%) VBA
5 70 (4.84%) T-SQL
6 42 (2.90%) Java
7 36 (2.49%) C
8 31 (2.14%) VB
9 28 (1.94%) PL/SQL
10 21 (1.45%) MATLAB
11 18 (1.24%) C#
12 17 (1.18%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.04%) Perl
15 14 (0.97%) Scala
16 12 (0.83%) JavaScript
17 7 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 5 (0.35%) Julia
19 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 197 (13.62%) Degree
2 67 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (1.38%) ISTQB
5 17 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.48%) HND
10 5 (0.35%) ACCA
10 5 (0.35%) CIMA
10 5 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.28%) HNC
12 3 (0.21%) ISEB
12 3 (0.21%) MCSA
12 3 (0.21%) MCSE
12 3 (0.21%) PhD
13 1 (0.069%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (14.94%) Data Quality
2 83 (5.74%) GDPR
3 40 (2.77%) QA
4 35 (2.42%) SLA
5 19 (1.31%) Solvency II
6 12 (0.83%) Actionable Recommendations
7 5 (0.35%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) EMIR
8 2 (0.14%) IFRS
8 2 (0.14%) MiFID
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (0.97%) Apache Flume
2 8 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.069%) Docker
3 1 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (0.97%) Oozie
2 5 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.069%) EnCase
4 1 (0.069%) FTK
4 1 (0.069%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.069%) SCOM
4 1 (0.069%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.069%) WMI
4 1 (0.069%) WSUS
Vendors
1 300 (20.75%) Tableau
2 241 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 124 (8.58%) Oracle
4 108 (7.47%) SAP
5 91 (6.29%) Google
6 65 (4.50%) Informatica
7 52 (3.60%) IBM
8 44 (3.04%) Talend
9 32 (2.21%) Alteryx
10 26 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (1.73%) Adobe
12 18 (1.24%) MicroStrategy
12 18 (1.24%) Splunk
13 17 (1.18%) Cognos
14 12 (0.83%) Remedy
15 9 (0.62%) EXASOL
16 8 (0.55%) ServiceNow
17 7 (0.48%) HP
18 6 (0.41%) ESRI
19 5 (0.35%) Charles River