Period
to 23 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 346 308 364
Rank change year-on-year -38 +56 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 464 1,421 1,412
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.05% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.10% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 452 1,205 1,215
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,775 £26,250 £24,982
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% -1.49%

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 51,499 129,268 156,148
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.61% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 42,907 103,496 125,712
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -21 438 £45,000 +12.50% 55
London +9 250 £52,000 +15.56% 35
UK excluding London -32 204 £37,500 +7.14% 22
South East +69 66 £37,500 - 2
North of England +71 55 £40,000 +25.00% 7
Work from Home +5 55 £40,000 -11.11% 4
North West +92 39 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Midlands +20 36 £32,500 +3.17% 4
West Midlands +11 23 £31,250 -0.79% 4
South West +28 15 £32,500 -17.72% 3
East Midlands +61 13 £33,000 +1.54%
East of England +67 12 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Yorkshire +59 11 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Scotland +52 11 £43,750 +25.00% 1
North East +11 5 £32,500 +1.56%
Wales +51 4 £26,250 -19.23% 2
Northern Ireland +15 3 £46,750 +55.83%
Channel Islands - 2 £55,000 -

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 331 (71.34%) SQL
2 208 (44.83%) Business Intelligence
3 165 (35.56%) Power Platform
4 164 (35.34%) Power BI
5 149 (32.11%) Finance
6 125 (26.94%) Python
6 125 (26.94%) Data Analysis
7 122 (26.29%) Visualisation
8 121 (26.08%) Analytics
9 119 (25.65%) Tableau
10 114 (24.57%) Analytical Skills
11 106 (22.84%) Microsoft Excel
11 106 (22.84%) SQL Server
12 83 (17.89%) Data Quality
13 82 (17.67%) Data Modelling
14 81 (17.46%) ETL
15 79 (17.03%) Microsoft
16 76 (16.38%) Data Visualisation
17 68 (14.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 65 (14.01%) Data Warehouse
19 64 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
20 60 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 55 (11.85%) Degree
22 49 (10.56%) Decision-Making
23 46 (9.91%) Azure
24 45 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
25 44 (9.48%) Data Analytics
26 39 (8.41%) Data Governance
26 39 (8.41%) R
27 38 (8.19%) Data Science

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 18 (3.88%) SAS
2 4 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (0.43%) Confluence
3 2 (0.43%) WordPress
4 1 (0.22%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 106 (22.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.86%) SPSS
7 2 (0.43%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.43%) Quantrix
8 1 (0.22%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.22%) Simulink
8 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 32 (6.90%) Markit EDM
2 28 (6.03%) Eagle PACE
3 7 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.43%) PolarLake
4 2 (0.43%) Primavera
4 2 (0.43%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.22%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.22%) FastStats
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Movex
5 1 (0.22%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 165 (35.56%) Power Platform
2 46 (9.91%) Azure
3 29 (6.25%) AWS
4 18 (3.88%) GCP
5 17 (3.66%) Google Analytics
6 12 (2.59%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.08%) Amazon SageMaker
9 4 (0.86%) SaaS
9 4 (0.86%) Taleo
10 3 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.65%) G Suite
10 3 (0.65%) Logic Apps
10 3 (0.65%) Serverless
11 2 (0.43%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.43%) GitHub
11 2 (0.43%) Office 365
11 2 (0.43%) Slack
12 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.65%) Broadband
2 2 (0.43%) Intranet
3 1 (0.22%) 4G
3 1 (0.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (35.34%) Power BI
2 119 (25.65%) Tableau
3 106 (22.84%) SQL Server
4 68 (14.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 65 (14.01%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (6.03%) Big Data
8 26 (5.60%) Data Lake
8 26 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (5.39%) Relational Database
10 23 (4.96%) Looker
11 17 (3.66%) Amazon Redshift
12 16 (3.45%) QlikView
13 15 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (3.02%) BigQuery
14 14 (3.02%) Snowflake Schema
15 11 (2.37%) Cosmos DB
16 10 (2.16%) Mixpanel
17 9 (1.94%) OLAP
18 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (1.94%) JIRA
2 6 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.65%) Cypress.io
4 3 (0.65%) Selenium
4 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.43%) Toad
6 1 (0.22%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 149 (32.11%) Finance
2 35 (7.54%) Back Office
3 31 (6.68%) Front Office
4 28 (6.03%) Marketing
5 17 (3.66%) Banking
6 16 (3.45%) Retail
7 13 (2.80%) Public Sector
8 11 (2.37%) Games
9 9 (1.94%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.72%) Law
10 8 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.08%) Legal
11 5 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.08%) Social Housing
12 4 (0.86%) Electronics
12 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.65%) Advertising
13 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.65%) Publishing
14 2 (0.43%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.39%) Pandas
2 11 (2.37%) ADO
3 5 (1.08%) ggplot2
4 3 (0.65%) CSS
4 3 (0.65%) XML
5 2 (0.43%) .NET
5 2 (0.43%) HTML
5 2 (0.43%) JSON
5 2 (0.43%) Shiny
5 2 (0.43%) Web Services
6 1 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.22%) LAMP
6 1 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.22%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.22%) Node.js
6 1 (0.22%) ODBC
6 1 (0.22%) Scilab
6 1 (0.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 114 (24.57%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.97%) Reference Data
3 31 (6.68%) Equities
4 29 (6.25%) Derivative
4 29 (6.25%) Fixed Income
5 28 (6.03%) Hedge funds
6 19 (4.09%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.80%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.72%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.51%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.51%) User Experience
10 5 (1.08%) EPoS
10 5 (1.08%) Mobile Games
10 5 (1.08%) NHS
11 4 (0.86%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.65%) Biotechnology
12 3 (0.65%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.86%) Linux
1 4 (0.86%) Windows
2 2 (0.43%) Android
2 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (44.83%) Business Intelligence
2 125 (26.94%) Data Analysis
3 122 (26.29%) Visualisation
4 121 (26.08%) Analytics
5 82 (17.67%) Data Modelling
6 81 (17.46%) ETL
7 76 (16.38%) Data Visualisation
8 64 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (10.56%) Decision-Making
10 45 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (9.48%) Data Analytics
12 39 (8.41%) Data Governance
13 38 (8.19%) Data Science
14 36 (7.76%) Asset Management
14 36 (7.76%) Investment Management
14 36 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (6.68%) Mathematics
16 29 (6.25%) Migration
16 29 (6.25%) Statistics
17 28 (6.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 331 (71.34%) SQL
2 125 (26.94%) Python
3 39 (8.41%) R
4 30 (6.47%) T-SQL
5 13 (2.80%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 7 (1.51%) C#
7 7 (1.51%) VBA
8 6 (1.29%) Java
9 5 (1.08%) MATLAB
10 4 (0.86%) VB
11 2 (0.43%) C
11 2 (0.43%) C++
11 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.22%) Erlang
12 1 (0.22%) Fortran
12 1 (0.22%) PHP
12 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (11.85%) Degree
2 11 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.51%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (1.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.86%) HNC
7 2 (0.43%) MCSA
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.22%) CBAP
8 1 (0.22%) IIBA
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB
8 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.22%) MCP
8 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (17.89%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.16%) QA
3 7 (1.51%) GDPR
4 2 (0.43%) P3O
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (2.37%) Grafana
1 11 (2.37%) Packer
1 11 (2.37%) Puppet
1 11 (2.37%) Terraform
2 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 79 (17.03%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.68%) Bloomberg
3 29 (6.25%) FactSet
3 29 (6.25%) Reuters
4 28 (6.03%) Oracle
5 27 (5.82%) Google
6 19 (4.09%) Informatica
7 17 (3.66%) Cognos
8 12 (2.59%) SAP
9 11 (2.37%) Alteryx
10 6 (1.29%) Databricks
11 4 (0.86%) Adobe
11 4 (0.86%) Amplitude
11 4 (0.86%) Apple
11 4 (0.86%) IBM
11 4 (0.86%) Sybase
12 3 (0.65%) Blue Prism
13 2 (0.43%) Samsung
13 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.43%) Splunk