The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Data Analyst
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 339 370
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31  
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 721 972 885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.93% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.97% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 607 804 699
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -1.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Data Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 675 £35,000 -6.66% 128
London -39 295 £40,000 -5.88% 60
South East +54 156 £32,500 -5.79% 26
City of London +1 52 £50,000 +20.48% 14
North West -30 48 £32,500 +18.18% 17
West Midlands +43 47 £26,000 -31.57% 8
Berkshire +34 42 £28,500 -24.00% 8
Yorkshire +33 39 £35,000 +20.68% 6
East of England +15 37 £29,500 -1.66% 3
Surrey +49 32 £47,500 +35.71% 5
West Yorkshire +20 32 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Leeds +29 28 £35,000 +23.89% 4
East Midlands -8 25 £33,000 +10.00% 1
Scotland +26 24 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Birmingham +34 23 £26,500 -37.64% 4
Manchester -49 23 £30,000 +9.09% 10
South West -15 21 £40,000 +22.13% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 19 £27,500 -16.66%
Hertfordshire +20 18 £30,000 +7.14% 3
Edinburgh +15 18 £32,500 -48.61% 4
Hampshire +13 18 £26,500 -3.63% 5
Oxfordshire +1 18 £35,000 +45.83% 5
West Sussex - 16 £35,000 -
Oxford -7 15 £35,000 +45.83% 1
Kent +24 14 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Merseyside - 13 £33,500 - 1
Bracknell +28 12 £35,750 +55.43%
Newbury +20 12 £33,750 +35.00% 1
Northamptonshire +18 12 £43,000 +43.33%
Egham - 11 - -

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Data Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 938 (65.14%) SQL
2 493 (34.24%) Data Analysis
3 451 (31.32%) Analytical Skills
4 434 (30.14%) Finance
5 386 (26.81%) MS Excel
6 385 (26.74%) Analytics
7 381 (26.46%) Business Intelligence
8 302 (20.97%) SQL Server
9 288 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 282 (19.58%) Degree
11 206 (14.31%) Data Quality
12 202 (14.03%) SAS
13 199 (13.82%) Data Warehouse
14 192 (13.33%) Mathematics
15 191 (13.26%) Marketing
16 181 (12.57%) Data Modelling
17 180 (12.50%) Tableau
18 179 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 167 (11.60%) VBA
20 165 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 150 (10.42%) Data Management
21 150 (10.42%) T-SQL
22 146 (10.14%) Data Analytics
23 144 (10.00%) Oracle
23 144 (10.00%) ETL
24 138 (9.58%) CRM
25 132 (9.17%) Statistics
26 120 (8.33%) Visualisation
27 117 (8.13%) Python
28 105 (7.29%) MS Access

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
1 202 (14.03%) SAS
2 21 (1.46%) SharePoint
3 12 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 10 (0.69%) Apache Pig
5 9 (0.63%) Confluence
6 7 (0.49%) Apache
7 4 (0.28%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.28%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.21%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.069%) CMS
10 1 (0.069%) Mule
Applications
1 386 (26.81%) MS Excel
2 91 (6.32%) MS Office
3 62 (4.31%) SPSS
4 52 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (1.39%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.42%) MS Project
8 5 (0.35%) SPSS Modeler
9 4 (0.28%) EngageOne
9 4 (0.28%) Simulink
10 3 (0.21%) Stata
11 1 (0.069%) EViews
11 1 (0.069%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.069%) Weka
Business Applications
1 29 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.60%) FastStats
3 10 (0.69%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
5 6 (0.42%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.21%) Raiser's Edge
6 3 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (0.21%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.21%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 64 (4.44%) Google Analytics
2 17 (1.18%) Adobe Analytics
3 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.42%) AdWords
6 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.28%) SaaS
7 3 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.14%) Firebase
8 2 (0.14%) Force.com
8 2 (0.14%) NUVI
9 1 (0.069%) AdSense
9 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.069%) Boomi
9 1 (0.069%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.11%) LDAP
2 6 (0.42%) Internet
2 6 (0.42%) Multicast
2 6 (0.42%) Network Security
2 6 (0.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.28%) Firewall
4 3 (0.21%) Intranet
4 3 (0.21%) MPLS
5 2 (0.14%) BGP
5 2 (0.14%) Broadband
5 2 (0.14%) FTP
5 2 (0.14%) LAN
5 2 (0.14%) SMS
5 2 (0.14%) Wireless
6 1 (0.069%) DNS
6 1 (0.069%) ISDN
6 1 (0.069%) PSTN
6 1 (0.069%) SAN
6 1 (0.069%) WAN
6 1 (0.069%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 199 (13.82%) Data Warehouse
3 179 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 165 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 105 (7.29%) MS Access
6 95 (6.60%) QlikView
7 93 (6.46%) Power BI
8 78 (5.42%) Big Data
9 73 (5.07%) Data Mining
9 73 (5.07%) MySQL
10 71 (4.93%) Relational Database
11 69 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 56 (3.89%) BusinessObjects
13 49 (3.40%) Hadoop
14 38 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 28 (1.94%) Spotfire
16 26 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
17 23 (1.60%) NoSQL
17 23 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
18 18 (1.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (1.11%) LSMW
2 15 (1.04%) JIRA
3 11 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.28%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (0.21%) RStudio
8 2 (0.14%) ERwin
9 1 (0.069%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.069%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.069%) Selenium
9 1 (0.069%) Toad
9 1 (0.069%) Visual Website Optimizer
9 1 (0.069%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.069%) XMLSpy
General
1 434 (30.14%) Finance
2 191 (13.26%) Marketing
3 102 (7.08%) Retail
4 84 (5.83%) Banking
5 68 (4.72%) Legal
6 35 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.15%) Advertising
8 26 (1.81%) Games
9 24 (1.67%) Automotive
9 24 (1.67%) Law
10 20 (1.39%) Publishing
11 16 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 16 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.04%) Billing
13 9 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.42%) Front Office
16 5 (0.35%) French Language
16 5 (0.35%) Music Industry
17 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.22%) XML
2 16 (1.11%) SailPoint
3 15 (1.04%) HTML
4 13 (0.90%) MDX
5 11 (0.76%) CSS
5 11 (0.76%) Pandas
6 10 (0.69%) .NET
6 10 (0.69%) Web Services
7 6 (0.42%) EDI
8 5 (0.35%) D3.js
8 5 (0.35%) JSON
9 4 (0.28%) Google Maps API
10 3 (0.21%) COM
11 2 (0.14%) Apache Flex
11 2 (0.14%) Mason
11 2 (0.14%) SciPy
12 1 (0.069%) HTML5
12 1 (0.069%) Natural Language Processing
12 1 (0.069%) NumPy
12 1 (0.069%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 451 (31.32%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 78 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 47 (3.26%) Data Structures
5 40 (2.78%) FMCG
6 31 (2.15%) Algorithms
7 25 (1.74%) Fixed Income
8 24 (1.67%) Fintech
8 24 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.67%) Reference Data
9 16 (1.11%) Equities
10 15 (1.04%) Social Media
11 14 (0.97%) Data Centre
11 14 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (0.90%) User Experience
13 12 (0.83%) Driving Licence
14 10 (0.69%) Life Science
15 9 (0.63%) Credit Risk
16 8 (0.56%) iPad
16 8 (0.56%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 31 (2.15%) Linux
2 18 (1.25%) Windows
3 8 (0.56%) Unix
3 8 (0.56%) Windows 7
4 6 (0.42%) AIX
5 1 (0.069%) Solaris
5 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (34.24%) Data Analysis
2 385 (26.74%) Analytics
3 381 (26.46%) Business Intelligence
4 192 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 181 (12.57%) Data Modelling
6 150 (10.42%) Data Management
7 146 (10.14%) Data Analytics
8 144 (10.00%) ETL
9 138 (9.58%) CRM
10 132 (9.17%) Statistics
11 120 (8.33%) Visualisation
12 89 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
13 85 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 80 (5.56%) Migration
15 73 (5.07%) Data Migration
16 63 (4.38%) Data Cleansing
17 61 (4.24%) E-Commerce
17 61 (4.24%) Statistical Analysis
18 57 (3.96%) Data Visualisation
18 57 (3.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 938 (65.14%) SQL
2 167 (11.60%) VBA
3 150 (10.42%) T-SQL
4 117 (8.13%) Python
5 102 (7.08%) R
6 48 (3.33%) Java
7 45 (3.13%) VB
8 44 (3.06%) PL/SQL
9 38 (2.64%) MATLAB
10 25 (1.74%) C#
11 24 (1.67%) JavaScript
12 22 (1.53%) PHP
13 21 (1.46%) ABAP
14 16 (1.11%) BeanShell
15 15 (1.04%) C++
16 14 (0.97%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.63%) Perl
18 5 (0.35%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.35%) Ruby
19 4 (0.28%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 282 (19.58%) Degree
2 13 (0.90%) CISA
2 13 (0.90%) Security Cleared
3 12 (0.83%) PCI QSA
4 11 (0.76%) ISEB
5 10 (0.69%) PhD
5 10 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.42%) MCSA
6 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.35%) CCNA
7 5 (0.35%) CFA
8 4 (0.28%) CCENT
8 4 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.28%) MCSE
9 3 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.14%) CCNP
10 2 (0.14%) HNC
10 2 (0.14%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (14.31%) Data Quality
2 38 (2.64%) QA
3 29 (2.01%) SLA
4 28 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 27 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 10 (0.69%) ISO22301
6 10 (0.69%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.21%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) GDPR
8 2 (0.14%) IAS 39
8 2 (0.14%) IFRS
8 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.069%) CDISC
9 1 (0.069%) GMP
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.069%) MiFID
9 1 (0.069%) UCITS
System Software
1 29 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.42%) vSphere
3 3 (0.21%) Firmware
4 2 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.069%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.21%) SCCM
3 2 (0.14%) Control-M
3 2 (0.14%) OPNET
4 1 (0.069%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.069%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.069%) QRadar
4 1 (0.069%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 288 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 180 (12.50%) Tableau
3 144 (10.00%) Oracle
4 78 (5.42%) Google
5 68 (4.72%) SAP
6 39 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (2.29%) Cognos
8 29 (2.01%) IBM
9 22 (1.53%) Alteryx
10 20 (1.39%) Adobe
11 19 (1.32%) Actimize
11 19 (1.32%) Informatica
12 15 (1.04%) Bloomberg
12 15 (1.04%) Coremetrics
12 15 (1.04%) Teradata
13 14 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
14 11 (0.76%) Cisco
14 11 (0.76%) Reuters
15 10 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
15 10 (0.69%) Sybase
Central London / West End
Poole and Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £21,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: Additional Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + Rail Card
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Execllent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £29367 - £34261 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26500.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mane Contract Services Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago