Period
to 30 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 311 302 335
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,227 703 1,424
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.02% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.08% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 975 466 1,167
10th Percentile £29,414 £27,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,118 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,625 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +6.15%

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 103,609 65,173 137,985
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.21% 95.00% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,681 53,188 111,578
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -11 1,115 £45,000 +3.45% 141
London -15 594 £52,500 +5.00% 66
UK excluding London +2 571 £37,500 - 79
Work from Home -67 226 £40,000 +0.95% 17
North of England +11 147 £37,500 +14.50% 17
South East -92 134 £40,000 - 15
Midlands +9 133 £32,500 -1.52% 20
West Midlands -26 82 £36,250 +7.89% 18
North West -12 71 £38,750 +15.67% 9
Yorkshire -18 62 £37,500 +38.89% 4
South West -62 56 £37,500 -10.71% 10
East Midlands -9 51 £32,000 -3.03% 2
East of England -19 45 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Scotland -56 30 £42,750 +6.88% 3
Wales -19 16 £37,500 +1.35% 2
North East -14 14 £34,500 -27.37% 4
Northern Ireland -27 9 £25,500 -50.96% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 859 (70.01%) SQL
2 540 (44.01%) Business Intelligence
3 491 (40.02%) Power Platform
4 490 (39.93%) Power BI
5 464 (37.82%) Analytics
6 391 (31.87%) Microsoft Excel
7 388 (31.62%) Analytical Skills
8 377 (30.73%) Visualisation
9 350 (28.52%) Data Analysis
10 348 (28.36%) Finance
11 340 (27.71%) Tableau
12 336 (27.38%) Social Skills
13 281 (22.90%) Python
14 263 (21.43%) Data Quality
15 253 (20.62%) Data Visualisation
16 219 (17.85%) SQL Server
17 210 (17.11%) Data Management
18 202 (16.46%) ETL
19 201 (16.38%) Data Modelling
20 191 (15.57%) Microsoft
21 187 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
22 184 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
23 179 (14.59%) Data Analytics
24 177 (14.43%) Degree
25 148 (12.06%) Decision-Making
26 146 (11.90%) Data Governance
27 142 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 142 (11.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 138 (11.25%) Data Science
29 131 (10.68%) Marketing

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 30 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.28%) SAS
3 24 (1.96%) Confluence
4 19 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.33%) Apache
6 3 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.24%) Luigi
6 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.081%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.081%) R Markdown
8 1 (0.081%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 391 (31.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
5 25 (2.04%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.98%) SPSS
7 7 (0.57%) Stata
8 6 (0.49%) Gephi
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Smart View
10 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.081%) EViews
10 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.14%) SAP ERP
3 13 (1.06%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 12 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.81%) Shopify
6 6 (0.49%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.49%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.41%) FastStats
8 4 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.33%) Maximo
8 4 (0.33%) OPENHousing
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.24%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.16%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 2 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
10 2 (0.16%) HFM
10 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.16%) iTrent
10 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 491 (40.02%) Power Platform
2 93 (7.58%) Azure
3 86 (7.01%) Google Analytics
4 78 (6.36%) AWS
5 51 (4.16%) Snowflake
6 41 (3.34%) GCP
7 25 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (1.96%) Collibra
9 23 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
10 22 (1.79%) Google Sheets
11 19 (1.55%) Microsoft 365
12 18 (1.47%) Adobe Analytics
13 15 (1.22%) Google Data Studio
14 14 (1.14%) PowerApps
15 13 (1.06%) SaaS
16 12 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (0.90%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.90%) dbt
18 10 (0.81%) Google Ads
19 9 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.06%) Broadband
2 8 (0.65%) Intranet
3 6 (0.49%) DNS
3 6 (0.49%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.49%) Firewall
3 6 (0.49%) HTTP
3 6 (0.49%) Internet
3 6 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (0.49%) MPLS
3 6 (0.49%) SSL
3 6 (0.49%) VPN
4 3 (0.24%) FTP
5 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.081%) GSM
6 1 (0.081%) LTE
6 1 (0.081%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.081%) SMS
6 1 (0.081%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (39.93%) Power BI
2 340 (27.71%) Tableau
3 219 (17.85%) SQL Server
4 187 (15.24%) Data Warehouse
5 142 (11.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 142 (11.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 88 (7.17%) Big Data
7 78 (6.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 70 (5.70%) Relational Database
9 55 (4.48%) Data Mining
10 45 (3.67%) Looker
11 44 (3.59%) Data Lake
12 34 (2.77%) QlikView
13 31 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
14 30 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
15 28 (2.28%) Metadata
16 24 (1.96%) BigQuery
17 22 (1.79%) Data Vault
17 22 (1.79%) MySQL
18 19 (1.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (5.46%) JIRA
2 21 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 17 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.73%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.49%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.49%) Bitbucket Server
5 6 (0.49%) git-flow
6 2 (0.16%) ERwin
6 2 (0.16%) RStudio
6 2 (0.16%) Visual Website Optimizer
7 1 (0.081%) Eclipse
General
1 388 (31.62%) Analytical Skills
2 348 (28.36%) Finance
3 336 (27.38%) Social Skills
4 131 (10.68%) Marketing
5 63 (5.13%) Banking
6 51 (4.16%) Retail
7 43 (3.50%) Organisational Skills
8 42 (3.42%) Presentation Skills
9 30 (2.44%) Manufacturing
10 28 (2.28%) Advertising
10 28 (2.28%) Front Office
11 26 (2.12%) Law
12 25 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (1.96%) Public Sector
14 21 (1.71%) Investment Banking
15 19 (1.55%) Influencing Skills
16 17 (1.39%) Legal
17 14 (1.14%) Financial Institution
18 13 (1.06%) Games
19 12 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.28%) .NET
2 25 (2.04%) Kafka
3 20 (1.63%) HTML
4 16 (1.30%) XML
5 14 (1.14%) JSON
6 13 (1.06%) MDX
6 13 (1.06%) REST
7 11 (0.90%) ASP.NET
7 11 (0.90%) CSS
7 11 (0.90%) D3.js
8 8 (0.65%) PySpark
9 7 (0.57%) Shiny
9 7 (0.57%) Web Services
10 6 (0.49%) Django
10 6 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.49%) Pandas
11 5 (0.41%) Bulma
11 5 (0.41%) OLE
11 5 (0.41%) Vue.js
12 3 (0.24%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.95%) Management Information System
2 61 (4.97%) Data Structures
3 38 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (2.69%) Analytical Mindset
5 30 (2.44%) Equities
6 27 (2.20%) Derivative
7 25 (2.04%) Hedge funds
8 23 (1.87%) Reference Data
9 22 (1.79%) User Experience
10 21 (1.71%) Equity Derivative
10 21 (1.71%) Reinsurance
11 15 (1.22%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.22%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.06%) CMDB
12 13 (1.06%) Social Media
13 11 (0.90%) Digital Media
13 11 (0.90%) NHS
14 10 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (0.81%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (0.90%) Linux
2 6 (0.49%) Windows
3 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.24%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.16%) Unix
5 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
5 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (44.01%) Business Intelligence
2 464 (37.82%) Analytics
3 377 (30.73%) Visualisation
4 350 (28.52%) Data Analysis
5 253 (20.62%) Data Visualisation
6 210 (17.11%) Data Management
7 202 (16.46%) ETL
8 201 (16.38%) Data Modelling
9 184 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
10 179 (14.59%) Data Analytics
11 148 (12.06%) Decision-Making
12 146 (11.90%) Data Governance
13 138 (11.25%) Data Science
14 131 (10.68%) Mathematics
15 127 (10.35%) Agile Software Development
16 123 (10.02%) Dashboard Development
17 122 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 91 (7.42%) Migration
19 82 (6.68%) CRM
19 82 (6.68%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 859 (70.01%) SQL
2 281 (22.90%) Python
3 107 (8.72%) R
4 78 (6.36%) T-SQL
5 68 (5.54%) VBA
6 37 (3.02%) PowerShell
7 23 (1.87%) C
8 20 (1.63%) C#
9 17 (1.39%) Java
9 17 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 15 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 14 (1.14%) VB
12 13 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.98%) LookML
14 10 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.65%) C++
15 8 (0.65%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.57%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.49%) Perl
18 3 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 177 (14.43%) Degree
2 43 (3.50%) Numerate Degree
3 20 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.90%) SC Cleared
6 10 (0.81%) MCSE
7 9 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.57%) PhD
9 6 (0.49%) CCNA
9 6 (0.49%) CEH
9 6 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.49%) CISSP
9 6 (0.49%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (0.49%) GIAC
9 6 (0.49%) Linux+ Certification
9 6 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (0.49%) SANS
9 6 (0.49%) SSCP
10 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (21.43%) Data Quality
2 54 (4.40%) GDPR
3 44 (3.59%) QA
4 6 (0.49%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.41%) GxP
5 5 (0.41%) ISO 22301
5 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.41%) MiFID
5 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.41%) SLA
6 4 (0.33%) Good Clinical Practice
7 3 (0.24%) PMO
8 2 (0.16%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.081%) GMP
9 1 (0.081%) IFRS
9 1 (0.081%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (0.49%) Apache Flume
2 4 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (0.49%) Kibana
1 6 (0.49%) Oozie
2 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.16%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.081%) Grafana
4 1 (0.081%) Packer
4 1 (0.081%) Puppet
4 1 (0.081%) Terraform
4 1 (0.081%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 191 (15.57%) Microsoft
2 125 (10.19%) Google
3 78 (6.36%) SAP
4 61 (4.97%) Oracle
5 56 (4.56%) Informatica
6 45 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
7 43 (3.50%) Alteryx
8 21 (1.71%) Cognos
8 21 (1.71%) IBM
8 21 (1.71%) PeopleSoft
9 18 (1.47%) Adobe
10 16 (1.30%) Databricks
10 16 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 14 (1.14%) Remedy
12 13 (1.06%) GoldenSource
13 12 (0.98%) Teradata
14 8 (0.65%) JD Edwards
15 6 (0.49%) BT
15 6 (0.49%) Instagram
15 6 (0.49%) UiPath