Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 309 366 364
Rank change year-on-year +57 -2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,411 1,447 1,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.88% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.92% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,178 1,202 1,267
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,275 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 131,250 157,771 168,081
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,620 127,104 134,629
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +52 1,345 £40,000 +3.90% 127
UK excluding London +47 771 £35,000 +7.69% 88
London +35 626 £45,000 - 49
South East +43 218 £35,000 +7.69% 17
North of England +14 166 £32,000 -1.54% 18
Midlands +77 145 £31,500 -3.08% 18
West Midlands +73 110 £31,500 -2.33% 13
East of England +56 100 £41,250 +17.86% 13
South West +2 89 £39,500 +21.54% 12
North West +34 84 £29,088 -15.07% 6
Yorkshire -11 64 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Scotland +3 38 £35,000 -0.71% 4
East Midlands +24 35 £30,388 -9.96% 5
North East +14 19 £32,000 -0.78% 3
Wales +15 7 £40,500 +52.26% 4
Northern Ireland -3 7 £34,000 -2.86% 2
Channel Islands +5 1 £37,500 -16.67%

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 864 (61.23%) SQL
2 511 (36.22%) Business Intelligence
3 470 (33.31%) Analytics
4 402 (28.49%) Microsoft Excel
5 397 (28.14%) Analytical Skills
6 346 (24.52%) Data Analysis
7 325 (23.03%) Finance
8 323 (22.89%) Power BI
8 323 (22.89%) Power Platform
9 312 (22.11%) Visualisation
10 298 (21.12%) Tableau
11 257 (18.21%) Python
12 244 (17.29%) SQL Server
13 220 (15.59%) Data Quality
14 219 (15.52%) Microsoft
15 209 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
16 201 (14.25%) ETL
17 194 (13.75%) Marketing
18 192 (13.61%) Data Analytics
19 187 (13.25%) Data Modelling
20 186 (13.18%) R
21 180 (12.76%) Data Visualisation
22 175 (12.40%) Data Management
23 171 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
24 168 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
25 166 (11.76%) Degree
26 138 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 136 (9.64%) Migration
28 112 (7.94%) Data Migration
29 111 (7.87%) Mathematics

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 97 (6.87%) SAS
2 41 (2.91%) Apache Spark
3 10 (0.71%) ArcGIS
3 10 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.57%) Confluence
4 8 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.35%) Jupyter
6 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.28%) IPython
7 3 (0.21%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.14%) Apache
8 2 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.14%) ArcSDE
8 2 (0.14%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.071%) CMS
9 1 (0.071%) Moodle
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 402 (28.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.91%) SPSS
5 25 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.78%) Stata
8 3 (0.21%) EViews
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.071%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.071%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 24 (1.70%) FastStats
2 10 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.35%) FastStats PeopleStage
4 5 (0.35%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.35%) SAP MDG
4 5 (0.35%) SAP MDM
4 5 (0.35%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 4 (0.28%) PolarLake
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.21%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.14%) Maximo
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 323 (22.89%) Power Platform
2 79 (5.60%) AWS
3 53 (3.76%) Google Analytics
4 48 (3.40%) Azure
5 32 (2.27%) GCP
6 27 (1.91%) SaaS
7 13 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
8 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.64%) Google Tag Manager
10 6 (0.43%) Google Sheets
10 6 (0.43%) Office 365
10 6 (0.43%) WeChat
11 4 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.28%) Responsys
12 3 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.071%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.50%) Broadband
2 5 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.28%) Wireless
4 3 (0.21%) Intranet
4 3 (0.21%) SAN
5 2 (0.14%) GSM
5 2 (0.14%) Internet
5 2 (0.14%) UMTS
6 1 (0.071%) 3G
6 1 (0.071%) 4G
6 1 (0.071%) 5G
6 1 (0.071%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.071%) Firewall
6 1 (0.071%) GPRS
6 1 (0.071%) LTE
6 1 (0.071%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.071%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (22.89%) Power BI
2 244 (17.29%) SQL Server
3 171 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 138 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 108 (7.65%) Big Data
6 100 (7.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 87 (6.17%) Relational Database
8 85 (6.02%) QlikView
9 55 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 51 (3.61%) MS Access
11 47 (3.33%) Data Mining
12 43 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
13 42 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
14 37 (2.62%) Data Lake
15 33 (2.34%) BigQuery
16 27 (1.91%) Apache Hive
16 27 (1.91%) Hadoop
17 26 (1.84%) Amazon Redshift
18 25 (1.77%) RDBMS
19 23 (1.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 66 (4.68%) JIRA
2 31 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.42%) Bitbucket
3 20 (1.42%) Bitbucket Server
3 20 (1.42%) git-flow
4 19 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 16 (1.13%) Zephyr
6 6 (0.43%) ERwin
6 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.35%) Hudson
7 5 (0.35%) Subversion
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.14%) ProC
8 2 (0.14%) RStudio
9 1 (0.071%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.071%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.071%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.071%) YouTrack
General
1 325 (23.03%) Finance
2 194 (13.75%) Marketing
3 88 (6.24%) Retail
4 71 (5.03%) Banking
5 49 (3.47%) Manufacturing
6 48 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.20%) Public Sector
8 25 (1.77%) Publishing
9 23 (1.63%) Law
10 20 (1.42%) Electronics
11 19 (1.35%) Legal
12 18 (1.28%) Advertising
13 15 (1.06%) Games
14 14 (0.99%) Back Office
15 10 (0.71%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.57%) Front Office
16 8 (0.57%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.43%) Billing
19 5 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.56%) Kafka
2 20 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (1.42%) XML
3 15 (1.06%) .NET
3 15 (1.06%) HTML
3 15 (1.06%) Web Services
4 12 (0.85%) D3.js
5 11 (0.78%) CSS
5 11 (0.78%) JSON
5 11 (0.78%) Natural Language Processing
6 9 (0.64%) REST
7 7 (0.50%) Oracle Streams
8 6 (0.43%) Matplotlib
8 6 (0.43%) Seaborn
9 5 (0.35%) Cocoa
9 5 (0.35%) Pandas
10 4 (0.28%) ggplot
10 4 (0.28%) Middleware
10 4 (0.28%) scikit-learn
11 3 (0.21%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 397 (28.14%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (7.16%) Management Information System
3 40 (2.83%) Data Structures
3 40 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (2.62%) Algorithms
5 36 (2.55%) Analytical Mindset
6 31 (2.20%) Social Media
7 20 (1.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 17 (1.20%) Reinsurance
9 13 (0.92%) Derivative
10 12 (0.85%) NHS
11 11 (0.78%) Reference Data
11 11 (0.78%) User Experience
12 9 (0.64%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.57%) FMCG
14 7 (0.50%) Equities
15 6 (0.43%) BBC
15 6 (0.43%) Credit Risk
16 5 (0.35%) PlayStation
16 5 (0.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 31 (2.20%) Linux
2 22 (1.56%) Windows
3 10 (0.71%) Windows Server
4 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (0.57%) Unix
6 5 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.071%) Android
8 1 (0.071%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (36.22%) Business Intelligence
2 470 (33.31%) Analytics
3 346 (24.52%) Data Analysis
4 312 (22.11%) Visualisation
5 209 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
6 201 (14.25%) ETL
7 192 (13.61%) Data Analytics
8 187 (13.25%) Data Modelling
9 180 (12.76%) Data Visualisation
10 175 (12.40%) Data Management
11 168 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
12 136 (9.64%) Migration
13 112 (7.94%) Data Migration
14 111 (7.87%) Mathematics
15 93 (6.59%) Decision-Making
16 90 (6.38%) Data Governance
16 90 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 89 (6.31%) Machine Learning
18 88 (6.24%) Statistics
19 84 (5.95%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 864 (61.23%) SQL
2 257 (18.21%) Python
3 186 (13.18%) R
4 108 (7.65%) VBA
5 83 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 39 (2.76%) C
7 29 (2.06%) VB
8 26 (1.84%) PowerShell
9 25 (1.77%) JavaScript
10 23 (1.63%) C#
11 22 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 20 (1.42%) Perl
12 20 (1.42%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.28%) MATLAB
14 15 (1.06%) Java
15 8 (0.57%) Scala
16 7 (0.50%) PHP
17 5 (0.35%) C++
17 5 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (0.35%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 166 (11.76%) Degree
2 41 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 16 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (0.85%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.50%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.35%) AAT
8 5 (0.35%) HNC
8 5 (0.35%) HND
9 4 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.28%) PhD
10 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.21%) ISEB
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.14%) ACCA
11 2 (0.14%) CIMA
12 1 (0.071%) CFA
12 1 (0.071%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (15.59%) Data Quality
2 60 (4.25%) QA
3 44 (3.12%) GDPR
4 27 (1.91%) SLA
5 17 (1.20%) Actionable Recommendations
6 7 (0.50%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 2 (0.14%) MiFID
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (1.42%) Apache Flume
2 6 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.071%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (1.42%) Oozie
2 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.14%) EnCase
3 2 (0.14%) FTK
4 1 (0.071%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.071%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.071%) SCOM
4 1 (0.071%) WSUS
Vendors
1 298 (21.12%) Tableau
2 219 (15.52%) Microsoft
3 110 (7.80%) Oracle
4 105 (7.44%) SAP
5 89 (6.31%) Google
6 54 (3.83%) Informatica
7 37 (2.62%) IBM
8 29 (2.06%) Adobe
9 26 (1.84%) Alteryx
10 25 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (1.77%) Splunk
11 24 (1.70%) Talend
12 17 (1.20%) MicroStrategy
13 11 (0.78%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.71%) Cognos
14 10 (0.71%) Remedy
15 8 (0.57%) Apteco
15 8 (0.57%) WorldPay
16 6 (0.43%) Bloomberg
16 6 (0.43%) Twitter