Period
to 26 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 March 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 339 338 376
Rank change year-on-year -1 +38 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,382 1,642 1,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.94% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.97% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,353 1,242
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -

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 142,320 168,753 165,916
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.43% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 113,734 138,728 137,663
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +12 1,310 £40,000 - 169
London +42 694 £45,000 - 79
UK excluding London -34 669 £32,500 -2.99% 97
North of England +23 160 £30,000 -7.69% 35
South East -71 150 £35,000 -6.67% 23
Midlands +27 126 £31,125 -1.19% 15
East of England +44 93 £39,740 +13.54% 8
South West -11 80 £35,000 +16.67% 9
West Midlands +2 79 £32,500 +5.69% 7
North West -34 74 £27,000 -20.00% 17
Yorkshire +57 71 £32,000 +6.67% 17
East Midlands +53 47 £28,500 -9.52% 8
Scotland -13 46 £40,000 -20.00% 5
North East +20 15 £30,000 -3.23% 1
Wales +14 8 £32,000 -7.25% 1
Northern Ireland -23 5 - - 1
Channel Islands 0 1 £37,500 -16.67%

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 929 (67.22%) SQL
2 515 (37.26%) Analytics
3 434 (31.40%) Business Intelligence
4 414 (29.96%) Analytical Skills
5 412 (29.81%) Data Analysis
6 393 (28.44%) Microsoft Excel
7 327 (23.66%) Tableau
8 321 (23.23%) Finance
9 309 (22.36%) Python
10 299 (21.64%) Visualisation
11 280 (20.26%) Power BI
12 270 (19.54%) SQL Server
13 268 (19.39%) Microsoft
14 261 (18.89%) Data Quality
15 256 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
16 238 (17.22%) Degree
17 224 (16.21%) R
18 201 (14.54%) ETL
19 194 (14.04%) Data Analytics
20 189 (13.68%) Data Modelling
21 186 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
22 178 (12.88%) Marketing
23 169 (12.23%) Data Visualisation
24 166 (12.01%) Mathematics
25 156 (11.29%) Data Management
26 146 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
27 138 (9.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 133 (9.62%) VBA
29 130 (9.41%) Data Science
30 124 (8.97%) Oracle

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
1 107 (7.74%) SAS
2 24 (1.74%) Apache Spark
3 10 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.43%) IIS
7 6 (0.43%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.36%) Apache
8 5 (0.36%) Confluence
9 2 (0.14%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.072%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.072%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.072%) Drupal
10 1 (0.072%) IPython
10 1 (0.072%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 1 (0.072%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.072%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.072%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 393 (28.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (4.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (3.76%) SPSS
5 15 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.94%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.87%) Stata
8 2 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 13 (0.94%) FastStats
2 8 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.51%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.43%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.36%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.29%) Actimize
6 4 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.22%) Raiser's Edge
7 3 (0.22%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.18%) Google Analytics
4 35 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (0.87%) Google Tag Manager
6 10 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (0.72%) SaaS
7 9 (0.65%) MailChimp
8 7 (0.51%) AdWords
9 5 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (0.36%) Office 365
9 5 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 5 (0.36%) Serverless
10 4 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 2 (0.14%) Boomi
13 1 (0.072%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.17%) Internet
2 10 (0.72%) SAN
3 8 (0.58%) DHCP
3 8 (0.58%) DNS
3 8 (0.58%) SSL
4 5 (0.36%) Broadband
5 1 (0.072%) GPRS
5 1 (0.072%) GSM
5 1 (0.072%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.072%) SMS
5 1 (0.072%) UMTS
5 1 (0.072%) VPN
5 1 (0.072%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (20.26%) Power BI
2 270 (19.54%) SQL Server
3 186 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
4 138 (9.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 111 (8.03%) Big Data
6 106 (7.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 86 (6.22%) QlikView
8 72 (5.21%) Relational Database
9 59 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 52 (3.76%) BusinessObjects
10 52 (3.76%) Hadoop
11 51 (3.69%) Data Mining
12 29 (2.10%) MS Access
13 26 (1.88%) MySQL
14 23 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
14 23 (1.66%) Looker
14 23 (1.66%) NoSQL
15 19 (1.37%) BigQuery
16 18 (1.30%) RDBMS
16 18 (1.30%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 28 (2.03%) JIRA
2 19 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 15 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.80%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.65%) Zephyr
6 7 (0.51%) Toad
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.22%) LSMW
8 3 (0.22%) RStudio
9 2 (0.14%) Subversion
9 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.072%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.072%) Hudson
10 1 (0.072%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.072%) Maven
10 1 (0.072%) SoapUI
General
1 321 (23.23%) Finance
2 178 (12.88%) Marketing
3 80 (5.79%) Retail
4 77 (5.57%) Banking
5 58 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.81%) Legal
8 24 (1.74%) Law
9 22 (1.59%) Electronics
10 20 (1.45%) Billing
11 19 (1.37%) Advertising
11 19 (1.37%) Automotive
12 17 (1.23%) Investment Banking
13 14 (1.01%) Digital Economy
14 13 (0.94%) Games
15 11 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
15 11 (0.80%) Publishing
16 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.43%) Front Office
17 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.88%) .NET
2 20 (1.45%) Web Services
3 19 (1.37%) ODBC
3 19 (1.37%) XML
4 15 (1.09%) HTML
5 13 (0.94%) JSON
6 11 (0.80%) Natural Language Processing
7 9 (0.65%) scikit-learn
8 6 (0.43%) Matplotlib
8 6 (0.43%) Pandas
9 5 (0.36%) SOAP
10 4 (0.29%) D3.js
10 4 (0.29%) Django
10 4 (0.29%) PySpark
10 4 (0.29%) REST
11 3 (0.22%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.22%) Apache Beam
11 3 (0.22%) Kafka
11 3 (0.22%) Middleware
11 3 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 414 (29.96%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.22%) Data Structures
3 54 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 44 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.53%) Fintech
6 30 (2.17%) Reference Data
7 28 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 28 (2.03%) Analytical Mindset
8 17 (1.23%) User Experience
9 16 (1.16%) Internet of Things
9 16 (1.16%) Social Media
10 14 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (0.87%) e-Learning
12 11 (0.80%) Digital Media
12 11 (0.80%) Equities
13 10 (0.72%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.65%) Robotics
15 8 (0.58%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.58%) PKI
15 8 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (1.66%) Windows
2 20 (1.45%) Linux
3 12 (0.87%) Unix
4 9 (0.65%) Windows Server
4 9 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.14%) CentOS
7 1 (0.072%) Android
7 1 (0.072%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.072%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (37.26%) Analytics
2 434 (31.40%) Business Intelligence
3 412 (29.81%) Data Analysis
4 299 (21.64%) Visualisation
5 256 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
6 201 (14.54%) ETL
7 194 (14.04%) Data Analytics
8 189 (13.68%) Data Modelling
9 169 (12.23%) Data Visualisation
10 166 (12.01%) Mathematics
11 156 (11.29%) Data Management
12 146 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
13 130 (9.41%) Data Science
14 116 (8.39%) Statistics
15 115 (8.32%) Decision-Making
16 102 (7.38%) Migration
17 90 (6.51%) Computer Science
18 88 (6.37%) CRM
19 85 (6.15%) Data Governance
20 82 (5.93%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 929 (67.22%) SQL
2 309 (22.36%) Python
3 224 (16.21%) R
4 133 (9.62%) VBA
5 83 (6.01%) T-SQL
6 63 (4.56%) Java
7 35 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 34 (2.46%) C#
9 29 (2.10%) MATLAB
10 23 (1.66%) VB
11 21 (1.52%) Scala
12 18 (1.30%) C
13 14 (1.01%) JavaScript
14 13 (0.94%) PHP
14 13 (0.94%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.87%) HiveQL
16 11 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 10 (0.72%) Julia
18 8 (0.58%) Bash Shell
19 6 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 238 (17.22%) Degree
2 43 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (2.10%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.36%) MCSA
9 5 (0.36%) PhD
10 3 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.14%) IIBA
11 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.14%) MCSE
11 2 (0.14%) SAS Certification
11 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.072%) RHCE
12 1 (0.072%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (18.89%) Data Quality
2 81 (5.86%) GDPR
3 47 (3.40%) QA
4 20 (1.45%) SLA
5 11 (0.80%) Solvency II
6 7 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.22%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.14%) Docker
3 1 (0.072%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (0.58%) SCCM
1 8 (0.58%) SCOM
2 2 (0.14%) Automic
2 2 (0.14%) Control-M
2 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.072%) EnCase
3 1 (0.072%) FTK
3 1 (0.072%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.072%) Mesos
3 1 (0.072%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.072%) WMI
3 1 (0.072%) WSUS
Vendors
1 327 (23.66%) Tableau
2 268 (19.39%) Microsoft
3 124 (8.97%) Oracle
4 96 (6.95%) SAP
5 81 (5.86%) Google
6 50 (3.62%) Alteryx
7 45 (3.26%) IBM
7 45 (3.26%) Informatica
8 32 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (2.17%) Talend
10 16 (1.16%) Cognos
10 16 (1.16%) WorldPay
11 14 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
12 10 (0.72%) Adobe
12 10 (0.72%) SendGrid
13 9 (0.65%) Teradata
13 9 (0.65%) VMware
14 8 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
14 8 (0.58%) CommVault
15 7 (0.51%) hybris