Period
to 6 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 330 366
Rank change year-on-year +25 +36 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 792 1,441 1,580
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.98% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.02% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 543 1,232 1,353
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,950 £62,560
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £33,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% -1.49% +8.06%

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 75,168 141,260 171,966
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.89% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 60,519 112,778 139,740
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,410
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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +22 752 £42,500 +10.39% 27
UK excluding London +39 404 £37,500 +13.64% 19
London +33 374 £50,000 +11.11% 9
South East +90 159 £42,500 +21.43% 10
North of England +41 72 £32,250 +2.38% 4
Midlands +42 63 £33,000 +1.54% 1
South West +59 55 £36,500 +2.82%
West Midlands +60 47 £32,500 -7.14%
North West +63 46 £32,250 +17.27% 1
East of England +31 27 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Work from Home +16 20 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Scotland +59 16 £40,000 +14.29%
Yorkshire +51 16 £27,500 -12.70% 1
East Midlands +36 16 £34,500 +21.05% 1
North East +20 10 £33,000 +3.13% 2
Wales +19 8 £33,875 -3.21% 1
Channel Islands -2 3 £55,000 +46.67%
Northern Ireland +22 1 £52,000 +38.67%

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 605 (76.39%) SQL
2 389 (49.12%) Business Intelligence
3 350 (44.19%) Analytical Skills
4 335 (42.30%) Analytics
5 333 (42.05%) Data Analysis
6 275 (34.72%) Tableau
7 263 (33.21%) SQL Server
8 255 (32.20%) ETL
9 244 (30.81%) Degree
10 239 (30.18%) Visualisation
11 227 (28.66%) Data Analytics
12 224 (28.28%) Python
13 189 (23.86%) Oracle
14 182 (22.98%) Power BI
14 182 (22.98%) Power Platform
15 163 (20.58%) Finance
16 159 (20.08%) Microsoft Excel
16 159 (20.08%) Data Extraction
17 154 (19.44%) Alteryx
18 149 (18.81%) Data Lake
19 147 (18.56%) Proactive Monitoring
20 146 (18.43%) Teradata
21 145 (18.31%) Cadence
21 145 (18.31%) Data Modelling
21 145 (18.31%) Automation Anywhere
21 145 (18.31%) UiPath
21 145 (18.31%) Blue Prism
22 117 (14.77%) Data Quality
23 106 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
24 105 (13.26%) Microsoft

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 51 (6.44%) SAS
2 15 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.14%) Apache Solr
4 9 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.38%) Apache
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.25%) Confluence
6 2 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.25%) Luigi
7 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 159 (20.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (3.79%) SPSS
4 27 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Gephi
7 2 (0.25%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.25%) Quantrix
8 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Eikon
4 3 (0.38%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 3 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.25%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.25%) MIS ActiveH
5 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.13%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) RiskWrite
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 182 (22.98%) Power Platform
2 45 (5.68%) Azure
3 22 (2.78%) SaaS
4 21 (2.65%) AWS
4 21 (2.65%) GCP
5 14 (1.77%) Google Analytics
6 13 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.63%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.38%) Office 365
9 3 (0.38%) Smartsheet
10 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.25%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) GitHub
11 1 (0.13%) IaaS
11 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.13%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.14%) Broadband
2 6 (0.76%) Firewall
3 3 (0.38%) Internet
3 3 (0.38%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.25%) DNS
4 2 (0.25%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.25%) HTTP
4 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.25%) MPLS
4 2 (0.25%) SSL
4 2 (0.25%) VPN
5 1 (0.13%) Intranet
5 1 (0.13%) LAN
5 1 (0.13%) Skype
5 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
5 1 (0.13%) WebEx
5 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (33.21%) SQL Server
2 182 (22.98%) Power BI
3 149 (18.81%) Data Lake
4 106 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
5 82 (10.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 73 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 66 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
8 38 (4.80%) Big Data
9 37 (4.67%) QlikView
9 37 (4.67%) Relational Database
10 25 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
12 20 (2.53%) BigQuery
13 16 (2.02%) Data Mining
13 16 (2.02%) MySQL
14 15 (1.89%) Hadoop
14 15 (1.89%) NoSQL
15 13 (1.64%) FileMaker
15 13 (1.64%) Looker
16 12 (1.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (1.64%) JIRA
2 7 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.38%) LSMW
5 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.25%) ERwin
6 2 (0.25%) git-flow
6 2 (0.25%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.13%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 163 (20.58%) Finance
2 70 (8.84%) Legal
3 62 (7.83%) Marketing
4 19 (2.40%) Retail
5 14 (1.77%) Banking
5 14 (1.77%) Public Sector
6 13 (1.64%) Games
7 12 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.14%) Advertising
9 8 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.88%) Back Office
10 7 (0.88%) Law
10 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.88%) Social Housing
11 5 (0.63%) Front Office
11 5 (0.63%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.38%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Local Government
13 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.40%) XML
2 12 (1.52%) Kafka
3 11 (1.39%) .NET
4 10 (1.26%) JSON
5 9 (1.14%) Natural Language Processing
6 7 (0.88%) Middleware
7 5 (0.63%) NumPy
7 5 (0.63%) Pandas
8 4 (0.51%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.51%) D3.js
9 3 (0.38%) BAPI
9 3 (0.38%) EDI
9 3 (0.38%) MDX
9 3 (0.38%) PySpark
9 3 (0.38%) Shiny
9 3 (0.38%) WinForms
10 2 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.25%) HTML
10 2 (0.25%) TensorFlow
10 2 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 350 (44.19%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 33 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.77%) Analytical Mindset
4 14 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.39%) Reference Data
6 9 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.01%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.63%) Reinsurance
9 5 (0.63%) User Experience
10 4 (0.51%) CMDB
10 4 (0.51%) NHS
10 4 (0.51%) Semantic Web
10 4 (0.51%) Social Media
10 4 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.38%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.38%) FMCG
11 3 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.27%) Linux
2 17 (2.15%) Windows
3 6 (0.76%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.51%) Unix
5 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (49.12%) Business Intelligence
2 335 (42.30%) Analytics
3 333 (42.05%) Data Analysis
4 255 (32.20%) ETL
5 239 (30.18%) Visualisation
6 227 (28.66%) Data Analytics
7 159 (20.08%) Data Extraction
8 147 (18.56%) Proactive Monitoring
9 145 (18.31%) Data Modelling
10 98 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
11 96 (12.12%) Project Management
12 85 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
12 85 (10.73%) Change Control
13 79 (9.97%) Data Visualisation
14 74 (9.34%) Data Science
14 74 (9.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 69 (8.71%) Migration
16 65 (8.21%) Mathematics
17 62 (7.83%) System Integration Testing
18 61 (7.70%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 605 (76.39%) SQL
2 224 (28.28%) Python
3 79 (9.97%) R
4 59 (7.45%) T-SQL
5 32 (4.04%) VBA
6 22 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 17 (2.15%) Java
7 17 (2.15%) MATLAB
8 16 (2.02%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.77%) JavaScript
10 12 (1.52%) C#
10 12 (1.52%) C++
11 11 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.26%) VB
13 4 (0.51%) C
13 4 (0.51%) SHACL
13 4 (0.51%) SPARQL
13 4 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 244 (30.81%) Degree
2 18 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.01%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.01%) PhD
6 5 (0.63%) HNC
6 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.38%) MCSE
8 2 (0.25%) CCNA
8 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.25%) CISSP
8 2 (0.25%) GIAC
8 2 (0.25%) HND
8 2 (0.25%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (0.25%) MCSA
8 2 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.25%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (14.77%) Data Quality
2 62 (7.83%) GAAP
3 20 (2.53%) GDPR
4 18 (2.27%) QA
5 12 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.76%) Actionable Recommendations
7 5 (0.63%) SLA
7 5 (0.63%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.51%) Basel II
8 4 (0.51%) Basel III
9 2 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) Docker
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (1.01%) Ansible
1 8 (1.01%) Puppet
1 8 (1.01%) Salt
2 3 (0.38%) SCCM
3 2 (0.25%) Kibana
3 2 (0.25%) Oozie
4 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 275 (34.72%) Tableau
2 189 (23.86%) Oracle
3 154 (19.44%) Alteryx
4 146 (18.43%) Teradata
5 145 (18.31%) Automation Anywhere
5 145 (18.31%) Blue Prism
5 145 (18.31%) Cadence
5 145 (18.31%) UiPath
6 105 (13.26%) Microsoft
7 24 (3.03%) Google
8 19 (2.40%) SAP
9 9 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.88%) Cognos
11 6 (0.76%) Informatica
11 6 (0.76%) Siebel
12 5 (0.63%) Adobe
12 5 (0.63%) Databricks
12 5 (0.63%) IBM
13 4 (0.51%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.51%) Sparx