Period
to 25 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 299 340 338
Rank change year-on-year +41 -2 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,290 1,397 1,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.93% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.97% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 955 1,130 1,338
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%

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 117,904 144,261 167,842
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.95% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,501 115,552 137,876
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 25 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Top 16 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 25 February 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 +45 1,213 £40,000 - 165
UK excluding London +63 649 £35,000 +7.69% 100
London +27 613 £50,000 +11.11% 70
South East +121 216 £38,800 +10.07% 22
North of England +18 127 £32,289 +3.32% 32
Midlands +29 114 £32,500 +4.84% 16
West Midlands +53 96 £32,500 - 11
South West +44 85 £32,500 - 11
North West +52 75 £30,000 +9.09% 22
East of England +19 55 £35,000 - 14
Yorkshire -11 34 £35,000 +6.06% 10
Scotland +15 31 £38,000 -5.00% 4
North East +18 19 £33,250 +3.91%
East Midlands +1 18 £32,964 +13.67% 5
Wales +4 13 £27,500 -14.06%
Northern Ireland +18 8 £28,750 - 1

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 857 (66.43%) SQL
2 541 (41.94%) Business Intelligence
3 481 (37.29%) Analytics
4 437 (33.88%) Data Analysis
5 371 (28.76%) Analytical Skills
6 353 (27.36%) Python
7 333 (25.81%) Tableau
8 317 (24.57%) Power Platform
9 316 (24.50%) Power BI
9 316 (24.50%) Visualisation
10 301 (23.33%) Microsoft Excel
11 280 (21.71%) Finance
12 258 (20.00%) Degree
13 242 (18.76%) SQL Server
14 231 (17.91%) Data Analytics
15 219 (16.98%) Data Quality
16 216 (16.74%) ETL
17 207 (16.05%) R
18 198 (15.35%) Microsoft
19 187 (14.50%) Data Modelling
20 175 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
21 162 (12.56%) Oracle
22 154 (11.94%) Data Visualisation
23 141 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
24 139 (10.78%) Marketing
25 138 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
26 134 (10.39%) Migration
27 124 (9.61%) Mathematics
28 122 (9.46%) Data Science
29 115 (8.91%) 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 92 (7.13%) SAS
2 36 (2.79%) Apache Spark
3 20 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.09%) Apache Solr
5 9 (0.70%) Jupyter
5 9 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.47%) ArcGIS
6 6 (0.47%) IPython
7 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.23%) Apache
8 3 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.23%) Confluence
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.078%) CMS
10 1 (0.078%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.078%) Moodle
10 1 (0.078%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.078%) WordPress
Applications
1 301 (23.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (8.68%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (3.10%) SPSS
5 8 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.39%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.23%) Stata
10 2 (0.16%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 12 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.47%) FastStats
5 5 (0.39%) RiskWrite
6 4 (0.31%) Eikon
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.31%) PolarLake
6 4 (0.31%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.23%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.23%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.16%) Aareon QL
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.16%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.16%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.16%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.16%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 317 (24.57%) Power Platform
2 53 (4.11%) AWS
3 44 (3.41%) Azure
4 43 (3.33%) SaaS
5 38 (2.95%) Google Analytics
6 24 (1.86%) GCP
7 23 (1.78%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.54%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.39%) Azure LUIS
11 5 (0.39%) Dialogflow
12 4 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
12 4 (0.31%) Office 365
13 3 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.23%) Google Sheets
14 2 (0.16%) Smartsheet
15 1 (0.078%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 1 (0.078%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.01%) Firewall
2 7 (0.54%) VPN
3 6 (0.47%) Internet
4 5 (0.39%) Broadband
5 4 (0.31%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.23%) DNS
6 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.23%) HTTP
6 3 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.23%) MPLS
6 3 (0.23%) SSL
7 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.078%) Intranet
8 1 (0.078%) LAN
8 1 (0.078%) Network Security
8 1 (0.078%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.078%) WAN
8 1 (0.078%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (24.50%) Power BI
2 242 (18.76%) SQL Server
3 138 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
4 115 (8.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 101 (7.83%) Big Data
6 97 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (7.29%) Data Lake
8 83 (6.43%) Relational Database
9 82 (6.36%) QlikView
10 64 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 59 (4.57%) BusinessObjects
12 48 (3.72%) Oracle Reports
13 37 (2.87%) Hadoop
14 34 (2.64%) Data Mining
15 24 (1.86%) MS Access
16 23 (1.78%) BigQuery
16 23 (1.78%) MongoDB
17 22 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
18 21 (1.63%) MySQL
19 19 (1.47%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 38 (2.95%) JIRA
2 24 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.70%) Subversion
4 7 (0.54%) ERwin
4 7 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.39%) Bitbucket Server
5 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.39%) git-flow
5 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.23%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.16%) LSMW
8 2 (0.16%) RStudio
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.078%) ProC
9 1 (0.078%) SoapUI
General
1 280 (21.71%) Finance
2 139 (10.78%) Marketing
3 59 (4.57%) Banking
4 56 (4.34%) Retail
5 48 (3.72%) Legal
6 35 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.94%) Games
8 19 (1.47%) Advertising
8 19 (1.47%) Public Sector
9 17 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.09%) Law
11 13 (1.01%) Automotive
12 9 (0.70%) Publishing
13 8 (0.62%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.62%) Billing
14 7 (0.54%) Housing Association
14 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.31%) Social Housing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.40%) Natural Language Processing
2 22 (1.71%) XML
3 20 (1.55%) Kafka
4 19 (1.47%) .NET
5 14 (1.09%) HTML
5 14 (1.09%) JSON
6 10 (0.78%) Pandas
6 10 (0.78%) REST
7 9 (0.70%) CSS
7 9 (0.70%) Matplotlib
7 9 (0.70%) Seaborn
7 9 (0.70%) Web Services
8 6 (0.47%) ggplot
8 6 (0.47%) Oracle Streams
8 6 (0.47%) scikit-learn
9 5 (0.39%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.39%) Cocoa
9 5 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.39%) SOAP
10 4 (0.31%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 371 (28.76%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.58%) Data Structures
3 63 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 25 (1.94%) Algorithms
5 24 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.55%) Reference Data
7 19 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
8 12 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.85%) NHS
9 11 (0.85%) User Experience
10 9 (0.70%) Social Media
11 8 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.54%) Clustering
12 7 (0.54%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.54%) Semantic Web
13 6 (0.47%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.47%) Replication
14 5 (0.39%) Augmented Reality
14 5 (0.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 5 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 31 (2.40%) Windows
2 28 (2.17%) Linux
3 7 (0.54%) Unix
4 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.078%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.078%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (41.94%) Business Intelligence
2 481 (37.29%) Analytics
3 437 (33.88%) Data Analysis
4 316 (24.50%) Visualisation
5 231 (17.91%) Data Analytics
6 216 (16.74%) ETL
7 187 (14.50%) Data Modelling
8 175 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
9 154 (11.94%) Data Visualisation
10 141 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
11 134 (10.39%) Migration
12 124 (9.61%) Mathematics
13 122 (9.46%) Data Science
14 112 (8.68%) Data Migration
15 110 (8.53%) Data Management
16 108 (8.37%) Data Extraction
17 100 (7.75%) Project Management
18 95 (7.36%) Decision-Making
19 91 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
20 87 (6.74%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 857 (66.43%) SQL
2 353 (27.36%) Python
3 207 (16.05%) R
4 76 (5.89%) T-SQL
5 75 (5.81%) VBA
6 36 (2.79%) MATLAB
7 35 (2.71%) JavaScript
8 31 (2.40%) C#
9 29 (2.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 28 (2.17%) Java
11 25 (1.94%) PowerShell
12 24 (1.86%) C++
13 22 (1.71%) VB
14 19 (1.47%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.32%) C
15 17 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.62%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.54%) SHACL
17 7 (0.54%) SPARQL
18 5 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 258 (20.00%) Degree
2 25 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.93%) PhD
7 6 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.31%) HND
8 4 (0.31%) MCSE
8 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.23%) CCNA
9 3 (0.23%) CEH
9 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.23%) CISSP
9 3 (0.23%) GIAC
9 3 (0.23%) HNC
9 3 (0.23%) Linux+ Certification
9 3 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (16.98%) Data Quality
2 61 (4.73%) QA
3 43 (3.33%) GDPR
4 29 (2.25%) GAAP
5 21 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (1.40%) SLA
7 14 (1.09%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.31%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.23%) MiFID
10 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.078%) EMIR
11 1 (0.078%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.078%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 6 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.39%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.078%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.078%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (1.01%) Ansible
1 13 (1.01%) Puppet
1 13 (1.01%) Salt
2 5 (0.39%) Oozie
3 4 (0.31%) SCCM
4 3 (0.23%) Kibana
5 2 (0.16%) EnCase
5 2 (0.16%) FTK
6 1 (0.078%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 333 (25.81%) Tableau
2 198 (15.35%) Microsoft
3 162 (12.56%) Oracle
4 99 (7.67%) Alteryx
5 81 (6.28%) Teradata
6 78 (6.05%) Automation Anywhere
6 78 (6.05%) Blue Prism
6 78 (6.05%) Cadence
6 78 (6.05%) UiPath
7 69 (5.35%) Google
8 67 (5.19%) SAP
9 32 (2.48%) MicroStrategy
10 21 (1.63%) IBM
10 21 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.32%) Informatica
12 15 (1.16%) Adobe
13 12 (0.93%) Cognos
13 12 (0.93%) WorldPay
14 11 (0.85%) Sage
15 9 (0.70%) Bloomberg