Period
to 6 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 286 303 338
Rank change year-on-year +17 +35 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 956 1,060 1,422
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.04% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.09% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 748 726 1,150
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £34,250 £31,250 £29,656
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,343 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.85% +3.36% +6.67%
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,063 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.99% +10.96% -

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 81,772 97,376 141,089
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.84% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,439 79,050 113,190
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +23 868 £45,000 +5.88% 94
UK excluding London +11 474 £37,500 +3.99% 56
London +34 443 £54,000 +8.00% 43
Work from Home -29 148 £40,000 +0.95% 9
South East +9 135 £42,500 +6.25% 14
North of England +37 116 £37,500 +15.38% 14
Midlands +28 98 £32,500 -1.41% 10
West Midlands +5 73 £32,500 - 9
North West +30 56 £35,000 +9.38% 7
Yorkshire +21 52 £39,500 +43.64% 5
South West -50 43 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Wales +49 33 £45,000 +56.52% 1
East Midlands +15 25 £32,500 -5.80% 1
East of England +12 25 £41,250 +13.79% 10
Scotland -13 18 £35,000 -12.50% 5
North East 0 8 £35,000 -10.26% 2
Northern Ireland +10 5 £23,500 -18.26%
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 660 (69.04%) SQL
2 429 (44.87%) Business Intelligence
3 392 (41.00%) Power Platform
4 390 (40.79%) Power BI
5 361 (37.76%) Analytics
6 317 (33.16%) Microsoft Excel
6 317 (33.16%) Finance
7 316 (33.05%) Data Analysis
8 306 (32.01%) Analytical Skills
9 268 (28.03%) Social Skills
10 257 (26.88%) Visualisation
11 232 (24.27%) Tableau
12 225 (23.54%) Python
13 219 (22.91%) Data Quality
14 197 (20.61%) SQL Server
15 166 (17.36%) Data Visualisation
16 155 (16.21%) Data Management
17 151 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
18 146 (15.27%) Data Warehouse
19 145 (15.17%) Data Modelling
20 143 (14.96%) Microsoft
21 136 (14.23%) ETL
22 126 (13.18%) Degree
23 123 (12.87%) Decision-Making
24 119 (12.45%) Data Analytics
25 114 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 113 (11.82%) Data Governance
27 112 (11.72%) Mathematics
28 109 (11.40%) Dashboard Development
29 103 (10.77%) 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 24 (2.51%) SAS
2 16 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.26%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.52%) Confluence
5 2 (0.21%) Apache
5 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 317 (33.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.63%) Gephi
6 2 (0.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) EViews
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Eagle PACE
1 10 (1.05%) Markit EDM
1 10 (1.05%) Shopify
2 9 (0.94%) SAP Business One
2 9 (0.94%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.31%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.31%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.21%) iTrent
7 1 (0.10%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.10%) MultiFonds
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 392 (41.00%) Power Platform
2 65 (6.80%) Azure
3 54 (5.65%) AWS
4 40 (4.18%) Google Analytics
5 25 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (2.09%) Google Sheets
7 15 (1.57%) GCP
8 14 (1.46%) Google Data Studio
9 13 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
10 12 (1.26%) SaaS
11 10 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.94%) Microsoft 365
13 8 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (0.73%) GitHub
15 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.52%) Firebase
15 5 (0.52%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.42%) Amazon SageMaker
16 4 (0.42%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.05%) HTTP
2 7 (0.73%) Firewall
3 6 (0.63%) DNS
3 6 (0.63%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (0.63%) MPLS
3 6 (0.63%) SSL
3 6 (0.63%) VPN
4 5 (0.52%) Broadband
5 2 (0.21%) FTP
5 2 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.10%) Internet
6 1 (0.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (40.79%) Power BI
2 232 (24.27%) Tableau
3 197 (20.61%) SQL Server
4 146 (15.27%) Data Warehouse
5 114 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 82 (8.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 69 (7.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 49 (5.13%) Big Data
9 48 (5.02%) Relational Database
10 44 (4.60%) Data Mining
11 34 (3.56%) Data Lake
12 28 (2.93%) Looker
12 28 (2.93%) Snowflake Schema
13 27 (2.82%) QlikView
14 24 (2.51%) Amazon Redshift
15 23 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (2.20%) MySQL
17 15 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 12 (1.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 12 (1.26%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 21 (2.20%) JIRA
2 12 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.63%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.63%) Bitbucket Server
5 6 (0.63%) git-flow
6 4 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Website Optimizer
8 1 (0.10%) Crashlytics
8 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.10%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.10%) LSMW
General
1 317 (33.16%) Finance
2 306 (32.01%) Analytical Skills
3 268 (28.03%) Social Skills
4 103 (10.77%) Marketing
5 32 (3.35%) Front Office
6 31 (3.24%) Banking
7 23 (2.41%) Presentation Skills
8 22 (2.30%) Retail
9 21 (2.20%) Law
9 21 (2.20%) Public Sector
10 19 (1.99%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
11 17 (1.78%) Advertising
11 17 (1.78%) Legal
12 14 (1.46%) Back Office
13 10 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
13 10 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.84%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.88%) .NET
2 15 (1.57%) HTML
3 13 (1.36%) REST
4 11 (1.15%) CSS
5 10 (1.05%) Kafka
5 10 (1.05%) Pandas
6 9 (0.94%) Django
7 8 (0.84%) D3.js
8 7 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.73%) Web Services
9 6 (0.63%) ADO
9 6 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (0.63%) MDX
9 6 (0.63%) OLE
10 5 (0.52%) Bulma
10 5 (0.52%) PySpark
10 5 (0.52%) Vue.js
10 5 (0.52%) XML
11 4 (0.42%) ggplot2
11 4 (0.42%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.49%) Data Structures
2 56 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 38 (3.97%) Hedge funds
4 28 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.82%) Reference Data
6 26 (2.72%) Equities
7 25 (2.62%) Analytical Mindset
8 22 (2.30%) Derivative
9 20 (2.09%) Equity Derivative
10 17 (1.78%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.57%) CMDB
12 11 (1.15%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.94%) LIMS
13 9 (0.94%) User Experience
14 7 (0.73%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.73%) NHS
15 6 (0.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 6 (0.63%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.26%) Windows
2 6 (0.63%) Linux
2 6 (0.63%) Windows 7
2 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (0.63%) Windows Vista
2 6 (0.63%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (44.87%) Business Intelligence
2 361 (37.76%) Analytics
3 316 (33.05%) Data Analysis
4 257 (26.88%) Visualisation
5 166 (17.36%) Data Visualisation
6 155 (16.21%) Data Management
7 151 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 145 (15.17%) Data Modelling
9 136 (14.23%) ETL
10 123 (12.87%) Decision-Making
11 119 (12.45%) Data Analytics
12 113 (11.82%) Data Governance
13 112 (11.72%) Mathematics
14 109 (11.40%) Dashboard Development
15 99 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
16 97 (10.15%) Migration
17 89 (9.31%) Data Science
18 80 (8.37%) Data Cleansing
19 66 (6.90%) Data Migration
19 66 (6.90%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 660 (69.04%) SQL
2 225 (23.54%) Python
3 75 (7.85%) R
4 44 (4.60%) T-SQL
5 34 (3.56%) VBA
6 19 (1.99%) C
7 17 (1.78%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 12 (1.26%) Java
10 11 (1.15%) VB
11 10 (1.05%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.73%) MATLAB
13 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.63%) C#
13 6 (0.63%) Perl
14 5 (0.52%) C++
15 3 (0.31%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.31%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.21%) Delphi
16 2 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (13.18%) Degree
2 38 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.56%) Numerate Degree
4 27 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.63%) CCNA
7 6 (0.63%) CEH
7 6 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.63%) CISSP
7 6 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (0.63%) GIAC
7 6 (0.63%) Linux+ Certification
7 6 (0.63%) MCSE
7 6 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (0.63%) SANS
7 6 (0.63%) SSCP
8 5 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (22.91%) Data Quality
2 34 (3.56%) GDPR
3 26 (2.72%) QA
4 9 (0.94%) SLA
5 3 (0.31%) ISO 22301
5 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.10%) IFRS
7 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.10%) PMO
7 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.63%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (0.63%) Kibana
1 6 (0.63%) Oozie
2 5 (0.52%) Grafana
2 5 (0.52%) Packer
2 5 (0.52%) Puppet
2 5 (0.52%) Terraform
3 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 143 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 76 (7.95%) Google
3 61 (6.38%) SAP
4 52 (5.44%) Informatica
5 45 (4.71%) Cognos
6 38 (3.97%) Oracle
7 36 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (3.56%) Alteryx
9 17 (1.78%) ServiceNow
10 14 (1.46%) Databricks
10 14 (1.46%) IBM
11 11 (1.15%) Bloomberg
12 10 (1.05%) HubSpot
13 9 (0.94%) Adobe
14 7 (0.73%) Remedy
15 6 (0.63%) BT
15 6 (0.63%) JD Edwards
15 6 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
15 6 (0.63%) Splunk
16 5 (0.52%) Facebook