Period
to 25 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 285 302 344
Rank change year-on-year +17 +42 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 783 1,290 1,397
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.04% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.09% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 736 978 1,196
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,149 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%

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 69,581 117,920 144,290
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.49% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 55,836 95,644 116,981
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,000
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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 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 +25 720 £44,000 +10.00% 75
UK excluding London +23 409 £37,500 +7.14% 37
London +21 354 £52,500 +5.00% 42
South East +53 131 £37,500 -0.27% 16
Work from Home -6 113 £38,500 -3.75% 9
North of England +42 99 £40,000 +23.88% 8
Midlands +19 73 £32,500 - 2
North West +51 62 £40,000 +33.33% 6
West Midlands +14 54 £30,750 -5.38% 2
Yorkshire +49 33 £45,000 +28.57% 2
South West +2 33 £33,473 -4.36% 2
Wales +53 31 £45,000 +63.64% 2
East of England +57 21 £35,000 - 5
East Midlands +49 19 £36,000 +9.21%
Scotland +19 15 £42,500 +11.84% 2
Northern Ireland +13 6 £23,500 -18.26%
North East -3 4 £31,500 -5.26%

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 531 (67.82%) SQL
2 347 (44.32%) Business Intelligence
3 316 (40.36%) Power Platform
4 314 (40.10%) Power BI
5 262 (33.46%) Finance
6 243 (31.03%) Data Analysis
7 237 (30.27%) Microsoft Excel
8 235 (30.01%) Analytical Skills
9 234 (29.89%) Analytics
10 183 (23.37%) Visualisation
11 178 (22.73%) Tableau
12 174 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 169 (21.58%) Python
14 167 (21.33%) Data Quality
15 140 (17.88%) ETL
16 133 (16.99%) Microsoft
17 131 (16.73%) Data Warehouse
18 124 (15.84%) Data Modelling
19 115 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
19 115 (14.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 108 (13.79%) Data Visualisation
21 92 (11.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 92 (11.75%) Degree
22 91 (11.62%) Data Governance
23 84 (10.73%) Data Management
24 82 (10.47%) Mathematics
25 81 (10.34%) Decision-Making
26 78 (9.96%) Dashboard Development
27 74 (9.45%) Migration
27 74 (9.45%) Data Analytics

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 26 (3.32%) SAS
2 15 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.89%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.38%) Confluence
5 2 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.26%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 237 (30.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.77%) Gephi
6 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.38%) SPSS
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.13%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (2.17%) Markit EDM
2 14 (1.79%) Eagle PACE
3 9 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.15%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.38%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.26%) Primavera
7 1 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.13%) Movex
7 1 (0.13%) MultiFonds
7 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 316 (40.36%) Power Platform
2 67 (8.56%) Azure
3 37 (4.73%) AWS
4 27 (3.45%) Google Analytics
5 16 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (1.28%) GCP
7 7 (0.89%) Amazon SageMaker
7 7 (0.89%) Google Sheets
8 6 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.64%) SaaS
10 4 (0.51%) Google Drive
10 4 (0.51%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.38%) Firebase
11 3 (0.38%) Logic Apps
11 3 (0.38%) Microsoft 365
11 3 (0.38%) Serverless
12 2 (0.26%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.28%) HTTP
2 7 (0.89%) Firewall
3 6 (0.77%) DNS
3 6 (0.77%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (0.77%) MPLS
3 6 (0.77%) SSL
3 6 (0.77%) VPN
4 1 (0.13%) Broadband
4 1 (0.13%) FTP
4 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (40.10%) Power BI
2 178 (22.73%) Tableau
3 174 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 131 (16.73%) Data Warehouse
5 115 (14.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 92 (11.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (7.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (5.24%) Data Lake
9 35 (4.47%) Big Data
10 29 (3.70%) Relational Database
11 28 (3.58%) Looker
12 27 (3.45%) Data Mining
13 26 (3.32%) BusinessObjects
13 26 (3.32%) QlikView
14 21 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
15 16 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (2.04%) Snowflake Schema
16 14 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
16 14 (1.79%) MySQL
17 12 (1.53%) Mixpanel
Development Applications
1 14 (1.79%) JIRA
2 11 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.77%) Bitbucket
3 6 (0.77%) Bitbucket Server
3 6 (0.77%) git-flow
3 6 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.26%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 1 (0.13%) Crashlytics
6 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.13%) LSMW
General
1 262 (33.46%) Finance
2 73 (9.32%) Marketing
3 23 (2.94%) Banking
4 22 (2.81%) Front Office
5 19 (2.43%) Back Office
6 18 (2.30%) Public Sector
7 17 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.04%) Retail
9 12 (1.53%) Legal
10 11 (1.40%) Law
11 9 (1.15%) Games
11 9 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.64%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.51%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.51%) Avionics
14 4 (0.51%) Electronics
14 4 (0.51%) Police
15 3 (0.38%) Housing Association
15 3 (0.38%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.79%) ADO
2 9 (1.15%) Pandas
3 7 (0.89%) .NET
3 7 (0.89%) ggplot2
3 7 (0.89%) Kafka
4 6 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (0.77%) REST
4 6 (0.77%) Web Services
5 3 (0.38%) Django
5 3 (0.38%) HTML
5 3 (0.38%) MDX
5 3 (0.38%) Shiny
6 2 (0.26%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.26%) CSS
6 2 (0.26%) JSON
6 2 (0.26%) PySpark
7 1 (0.13%) NumPy
7 1 (0.13%) OLE
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 235 (30.01%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 41 (5.24%) Data Structures
4 27 (3.45%) Hedge funds
5 24 (3.07%) Reference Data
6 21 (2.68%) Analytical Mindset
6 21 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.66%) Derivative
8 10 (1.28%) Equities
8 10 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.15%) LIMS
9 9 (1.15%) User Experience
10 8 (1.02%) NHS
11 7 (0.89%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 6 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (0.77%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.64%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.64%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.53%) Windows
2 8 (1.02%) Linux
3 6 (0.77%) Windows 7
3 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (0.77%) Windows Vista
3 6 (0.77%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.26%) Android
4 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (44.32%) Business Intelligence
2 243 (31.03%) Data Analysis
3 234 (29.89%) Analytics
4 183 (23.37%) Visualisation
5 140 (17.88%) ETL
6 124 (15.84%) Data Modelling
7 115 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
8 108 (13.79%) Data Visualisation
9 91 (11.62%) Data Governance
10 84 (10.73%) Data Management
11 82 (10.47%) Mathematics
12 81 (10.34%) Decision-Making
13 78 (9.96%) Dashboard Development
14 74 (9.45%) Data Analytics
14 74 (9.45%) Migration
15 71 (9.07%) Data Science
16 69 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
17 64 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 60 (7.66%) Data Migration
19 52 (6.64%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 531 (67.82%) SQL
2 169 (21.58%) Python
3 61 (7.79%) R
4 32 (4.09%) T-SQL
5 21 (2.68%) VBA
6 17 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 15 (1.92%) C
8 14 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 10 (1.28%) Java
9 10 (1.28%) VB
10 7 (0.89%) C#
11 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.77%) Perl
12 4 (0.51%) C++
12 4 (0.51%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.26%) PHP
14 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.26%) Ruby
15 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (11.75%) Degree
2 35 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.77%) CCNA
7 6 (0.77%) CEH
7 6 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.77%) CISSP
7 6 (0.77%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.77%) GIAC
7 6 (0.77%) Linux+ Certification
7 6 (0.77%) MCSE
7 6 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (0.77%) SANS
7 6 (0.77%) SSCP
8 3 (0.38%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (21.33%) Data Quality
2 31 (3.96%) GDPR
3 17 (2.17%) QA
4 9 (1.15%) SLA
5 3 (0.38%) ISO 22301
5 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.26%) P3O
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.77%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 14 (1.79%) Grafana
1 14 (1.79%) Packer
1 14 (1.79%) Puppet
1 14 (1.79%) Terraform
2 6 (0.77%) Kibana
2 6 (0.77%) Oozie
Vendors
1 133 (16.99%) Microsoft
2 52 (6.64%) Google
3 47 (6.00%) Informatica
4 42 (5.36%) SAP
5 39 (4.98%) Cognos
6 31 (3.96%) Oracle
7 28 (3.58%) Alteryx
8 25 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (1.92%) Bloomberg
10 13 (1.66%) IBM
11 11 (1.40%) Databricks
12 10 (1.28%) HubSpot
13 8 (1.02%) Splunk
14 6 (0.77%) BT
15 5 (0.64%) Facebook
15 5 (0.64%) Remedy
16 4 (0.51%) FactSet
16 4 (0.51%) JD Edwards
16 4 (0.51%) Reuters
16 4 (0.51%) Talend