Period
to 15 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 297 344 320
Rank change year-on-year +47 -24 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,478 408 1,415
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 0.85% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.90% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,147 353 1,177
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £59,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £77,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,750 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.95% +10.00% +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 114,166 45,505 131,651
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.27% 94.96% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 79,199 38,036 106,237
10th Percentile £31,761 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £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 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +64 1,357 £45,000 - 131
London +22 713 £50,000 -4.76% 57
UK excluding London +55 692 £37,750 -1.95% 76
Work from Home -66 293 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Midlands +3 166 £36,000 +10.77% 14
North of England -34 161 £40,000 +3.90% 17
South East -84 161 £42,500 -5.56% 22
West Midlands -10 109 £37,500 - 13
North West -53 81 £40,000 +3.90% 8
South West -47 70 £35,750 +10.00% 10
East of England -53 70 £39,500 -1.25% 9
Yorkshire -49 66 £38,500 -9.41% 8
East Midlands -20 57 £32,500 +1.19% 1
Scotland -64 35 £42,750 -5.00% 2
Wales -35 20 £35,000 +33.33% 1
North East -28 14 £35,000 +6.87% 1
Northern Ireland -35 9 £25,500 +8.51% 1

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,002 (67.79%) SQL
2 641 (43.37%) Business Intelligence
3 563 (38.09%) Analytics
4 561 (37.96%) Power Platform
5 558 (37.75%) Power BI
6 466 (31.53%) Social Skills
7 462 (31.26%) Microsoft Excel
8 458 (30.99%) Visualisation
9 449 (30.38%) Analytical Skills
10 417 (28.21%) Tableau
11 412 (27.88%) Data Analysis
12 394 (26.66%) Finance
13 316 (21.38%) Data Visualisation
14 305 (20.64%) Python
15 267 (18.06%) Data Quality
16 250 (16.91%) ETL
17 249 (16.85%) Data Analytics
18 242 (16.37%) Data Modelling
19 235 (15.90%) Degree
20 233 (15.76%) SQL Server
21 232 (15.70%) Data Warehouse
22 231 (15.63%) Data Management
23 227 (15.36%) Microsoft
23 227 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
24 208 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
25 200 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
26 190 (12.86%) Decision-Making
27 177 (11.98%) Google
28 166 (11.23%) Data Science
29 156 (10.55%) 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 51 (3.45%) SAS
2 37 (2.50%) Confluence
3 30 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.61%) CMS
6 5 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (0.34%) Luigi
6 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.068%) nginx
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.068%) R Markdown
8 1 (0.068%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 462 (31.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
5 23 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.15%) SPSS
7 7 (0.47%) Stata
8 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Smart View
10 1 (0.068%) EViews
10 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.95%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 12 (0.81%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.74%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.54%) Maximo
7 6 (0.41%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.41%) Shopify
8 5 (0.34%) FastStats
9 4 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 4 (0.27%) OPENHousing
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.20%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 3 (0.20%) HFM
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.20%) SAP R/3
10 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
11 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 561 (37.96%) Power Platform
2 123 (8.32%) Google Analytics
3 107 (7.24%) Azure
4 73 (4.94%) AWS
5 61 (4.13%) GCP
6 49 (3.32%) Snowflake
7 30 (2.03%) Collibra
8 25 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
8 25 (1.69%) Microsoft 365
9 24 (1.62%) dbt
10 23 (1.56%) Adobe Analytics
11 19 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (1.22%) Google Ads
13 17 (1.15%) Google Sheets
14 16 (1.08%) Google Data Studio
15 14 (0.95%) AWS Step Functions
15 14 (0.95%) Google Tag Manager
15 14 (0.95%) Serverless
16 13 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.88%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.01%) Internet
2 12 (0.81%) Broadband
3 11 (0.74%) Intranet
4 4 (0.27%) SMS
5 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.068%) FTP
6 1 (0.068%) GSM
6 1 (0.068%) LTE
6 1 (0.068%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.068%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (37.75%) Power BI
2 417 (28.21%) Tableau
3 233 (15.76%) SQL Server
4 232 (15.70%) Data Warehouse
5 143 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 136 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 92 (6.22%) Big Data
8 76 (5.14%) Relational Database
9 59 (3.99%) Data Mining
10 55 (3.72%) Looker
11 53 (3.59%) Data Lake
12 52 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 48 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
14 42 (2.84%) BigQuery
15 35 (2.37%) MySQL
16 32 (2.17%) Data Vault
16 32 (2.17%) QlikView
17 29 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
18 26 (1.76%) Metadata
18 26 (1.76%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 99 (6.70%) JIRA
2 16 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.41%) RStudio
5 4 (0.27%) GitLab
5 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.14%) ERwin
7 1 (0.068%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.068%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.068%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.068%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 466 (31.53%) Social Skills
2 449 (30.38%) Analytical Skills
3 394 (26.66%) Finance
4 122 (8.25%) Marketing
5 95 (6.43%) Banking
6 73 (4.94%) Retail
7 65 (4.40%) Organisational Skills
8 62 (4.19%) Presentation Skills
9 42 (2.84%) Law
10 39 (2.64%) Legal
11 30 (2.03%) Investment Banking
12 29 (1.96%) Manufacturing
12 29 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 29 (1.96%) Public Sector
13 28 (1.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 27 (1.83%) Advertising
15 23 (1.56%) Influencing Skills
16 13 (0.88%) Games
16 13 (0.88%) Humanities
16 13 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.30%) .NET
2 25 (1.69%) Kafka
2 25 (1.69%) XML
3 15 (1.01%) HTML
3 15 (1.01%) JSON
4 11 (0.74%) MDX
5 10 (0.68%) Web Services
6 8 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.47%) PySpark
8 6 (0.41%) D3.js
8 6 (0.41%) REST
8 6 (0.41%) Shiny
9 5 (0.34%) ODBC
9 5 (0.34%) Spark Streaming
10 4 (0.27%) CSS
10 4 (0.27%) LAMP
10 4 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (0.20%) TensorFlow
12 2 (0.14%) Bokeh
12 2 (0.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.78%) Management Information System
2 61 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (3.65%) Data Structures
4 33 (2.23%) Analytical Mindset
5 30 (2.03%) Algorithms
6 28 (1.89%) Reference Data
6 28 (1.89%) Reinsurance
6 28 (1.89%) User Experience
7 26 (1.76%) Credit Risk
8 25 (1.69%) Life Science
9 23 (1.56%) Social Media
10 19 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.88%) Derivative
12 13 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
13 12 (0.81%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.74%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.68%) Equities
15 10 (0.68%) FMCG
15 10 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (0.68%) Linux
2 3 (0.20%) Unix
3 2 (0.14%) Windows
3 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.068%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (43.37%) Business Intelligence
2 563 (38.09%) Analytics
3 458 (30.99%) Visualisation
4 412 (27.88%) Data Analysis
5 316 (21.38%) Data Visualisation
6 250 (16.91%) ETL
7 249 (16.85%) Data Analytics
8 242 (16.37%) Data Modelling
9 231 (15.63%) Data Management
10 227 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
11 208 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
12 200 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 190 (12.86%) Decision-Making
14 166 (11.23%) Data Science
15 156 (10.55%) Mathematics
16 155 (10.49%) Data Governance
17 131 (8.86%) Statistics
18 115 (7.78%) Migration
19 110 (7.44%) Dashboard Development
19 110 (7.44%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 1,002 (67.79%) SQL
2 305 (20.64%) Python
3 131 (8.86%) R
4 99 (6.70%) T-SQL
5 80 (5.41%) VBA
6 41 (2.77%) PowerShell
7 36 (2.44%) C#
8 34 (2.30%) C
9 28 (1.89%) Java
10 19 (1.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 16 (1.08%) VB
12 15 (1.01%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.95%) JavaScript
14 13 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.68%) C++
15 10 (0.68%) LookML
15 10 (0.68%) Scala
16 4 (0.27%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.27%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 235 (15.90%) Degree
2 43 (2.91%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.54%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.41%) ACCA
6 6 (0.41%) CIMA
6 6 (0.41%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.27%) MCSA
8 4 (0.27%) MCSE
8 4 (0.27%) Tableau Certification
9 3 (0.20%) CBAP
9 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.20%) PhD
10 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.068%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.068%) HND
11 1 (0.068%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (18.06%) Data Quality
2 60 (4.06%) GDPR
3 59 (3.99%) QA
4 19 (1.29%) GRC
5 11 (0.74%) Actionable Recommendations
6 9 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.54%) ISO 22301
7 8 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.54%) PMO
7 8 (0.54%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.41%) Accessibility
8 6 (0.41%) GxP
9 5 (0.34%) MiFID
10 4 (0.27%) Good Clinical Practice
11 3 (0.20%) COREP
11 3 (0.20%) IFRS
12 2 (0.14%) SLA
13 1 (0.068%) FINREP
13 1 (0.068%) GMP
13 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (0.88%) Oracle EDQ
2 4 (0.27%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.20%) Grafana
3 3 (0.20%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.14%) Oozie
4 2 (0.14%) Terraform
5 1 (0.068%) Ansible
5 1 (0.068%) Matomo
5 1 (0.068%) Packer
5 1 (0.068%) Puppet
5 1 (0.068%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 227 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 177 (11.98%) Google
3 96 (6.50%) SAP
4 95 (6.43%) Oracle
5 63 (4.26%) Alteryx
6 51 (3.45%) Informatica
7 43 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (2.17%) Adobe
9 26 (1.76%) IBM
10 22 (1.49%) Workday
11 21 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
12 18 (1.22%) Cognos
12 18 (1.22%) Splunk
13 17 (1.15%) Databricks
14 14 (0.95%) Remedy
15 13 (0.88%) GoldenSource
15 13 (0.88%) Saba
16 12 (0.81%) Teradata
17 11 (0.74%) JD Edwards
18 9 (0.61%) Sony