Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Analyst was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 335 360 340
Rank change year-on-year +25 -20 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1724 1619 2091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.85% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.88% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1390 1419 1717
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +1.54% - -

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Top 16 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 23 November 2017. 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 +22 1572 £37,500 - 134
UK excluding London +50 1005 £33,000 +1.54% 69
London -7 710 £47,500 +5.56% 68
South East -13 237 £32,500 - 18
North of England +27 223 £32,500 +6.56% 25
Midlands +40 152 £32,500 - 7
East of England +19 142 £32,500 -16.67% 9
North West -13 139 £32,500 +3.17% 13
South West +31 113 £34,802 +7.08% 7
West Midlands +24 107 £36,000 +15.20% 3
Scotland +58 103 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Yorkshire +47 71 £32,500 +35.42% 11
East Midlands +42 45 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Wales +33 34 £35,000 +3.70% 1
North East +18 13 £30,000 -22.58% 1
Northern Ireland -22 3 £30,000 +9.09% 1

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Data Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 1103 (63.98%) SQL
2 583 (33.82%) Data Analysis
3 577 (33.47%) Finance
4 517 (29.99%) Analytical Skills
5 516 (29.93%) Microsoft Excel
6 511 (29.64%) Business Intelligence
7 482 (27.96%) Analytics
8 388 (22.51%) Degree
9 339 (19.66%) SQL Server
10 305 (17.69%) Data Management
11 277 (16.07%) Tableau
12 270 (15.66%) Data Quality
13 261 (15.14%) Data Modelling
14 237 (13.75%) Marketing
15 235 (13.63%) Mathematics
16 230 (13.34%) Visualisation
17 229 (13.28%) Python
18 215 (12.47%) SAS
19 209 (12.12%) Microsoft
20 205 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
21 202 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
22 191 (11.08%) R
23 189 (10.96%) Data Analytics
24 188 (10.90%) ETL
25 186 (10.79%) Banking
26 170 (9.86%) VBA
27 150 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
28 145 (8.41%) Power BI
29 143 (8.29%) Big Data
30 139 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 215 (12.47%) SAS
2 61 (3.54%) Apache Spark
3 15 (0.87%) Apache Pig
4 14 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.17%) Confluence
5 3 (0.17%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.12%) Apache
7 1 (0.058%) Drupal
7 1 (0.058%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.058%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.058%) MTS
7 1 (0.058%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 516 (29.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
3 68 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (3.42%) SPSS
5 39 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.58%) SPSS Modeler
8 2 (0.12%) Gephi
9 1 (0.058%) EViews
9 1 (0.058%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.93%) Actimize
2 15 (0.87%) SAP MDM
3 13 (0.75%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.58%) SAP MM
4 10 (0.58%) SAP PP
4 10 (0.58%) thinkFolio
5 9 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
6 8 (0.46%) SAP MDG
7 7 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.41%) FastStats
8 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.23%) Abakus
9 4 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.17%) Raiser's Edge
10 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.17%) SAP SRM
10 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.07%) Google Analytics
2 46 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.04%) Adobe Analytics
5 12 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (0.70%) SaaS
6 11 (0.64%) OpenShift
7 6 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
8 5 (0.29%) AdWords
9 4 (0.23%) Google Attribution 360
10 3 (0.17%) Boomi
10 3 (0.17%) Office 365
11 2 (0.12%) Dialogflow
11 2 (0.12%) GitHub
11 2 (0.12%) Responsys
11 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.058%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.058%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 1 (0.058%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.81%) SMS
2 8 (0.46%) Internet
3 3 (0.17%) ATM
4 2 (0.12%) LAN
4 2 (0.12%) Skype
4 2 (0.12%) VLAN
4 2 (0.12%) WAN
5 1 (0.058%) Broadband
5 1 (0.058%) Firewall
5 1 (0.058%) FTP
5 1 (0.058%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 202 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
3 145 (8.41%) Power BI
4 143 (8.29%) Big Data
5 139 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 132 (7.66%) QlikView
7 116 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 96 (5.57%) Data Mining
9 88 (5.10%) Hadoop
10 84 (4.87%) BusinessObjects
11 66 (3.83%) Relational Database
12 63 (3.65%) MS Access
13 53 (3.07%) MySQL
14 50 (2.90%) Spotfire
15 38 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (1.57%) Apache Hive
17 22 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
17 22 (1.28%) OLAP
18 19 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 19 (1.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 16 (0.93%) JIRA
3 14 (0.81%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.70%) ERwin
4 12 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.70%) LSMW
5 11 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (0.52%) RStudio
7 6 (0.35%) Maven
8 5 (0.29%) Subversion
9 4 (0.23%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 577 (33.47%) Finance
2 237 (13.75%) Marketing
3 186 (10.79%) Banking
4 117 (6.79%) Retail
5 55 (3.19%) Retail Banking
6 46 (2.67%) Games
7 45 (2.61%) Telecoms
8 40 (2.32%) Legal
9 39 (2.26%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.86%) Advertising
11 29 (1.68%) Investment Banking
12 24 (1.39%) Law
13 20 (1.16%) Back Office
14 13 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.75%) Front Office
15 12 (0.70%) Electronics
15 12 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.70%) Private Banking
16 9 (0.52%) German Language
17 7 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.97%) XML
2 22 (1.28%) HTML
3 16 (0.93%) D3.js
4 15 (0.87%) .NET
4 15 (0.87%) Web Services
5 11 (0.64%) Middleware
6 10 (0.58%) CSS
6 10 (0.58%) XSD
7 9 (0.52%) Pandas
8 8 (0.46%) JSON
9 7 (0.41%) Kafka
9 7 (0.41%) SOAP
10 6 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (0.35%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (0.29%) FpML
11 5 (0.29%) REST
11 5 (0.29%) Velocity
12 3 (0.17%) scikit-learn
13 2 (0.12%) Mason
13 2 (0.12%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 517 (29.99%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 91 (5.28%) Management Information System
4 63 (3.65%) Data Structures
5 37 (2.15%) Algorithms
6 33 (1.91%) Fintech
7 30 (1.74%) Analytical Mindset
8 24 (1.39%) Hedge funds
9 22 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
10 21 (1.22%) Equities
10 21 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 19 (1.10%) Reinsurance
12 18 (1.04%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.81%) Data Centre
13 14 (0.81%) Reference Data
14 13 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.64%) Derivative
16 10 (0.58%) Social Media
16 10 (0.58%) User Experience
17 8 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (2.03%) Windows
2 24 (1.39%) Linux
3 23 (1.33%) Unix
4 9 (0.52%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.17%) Android
6 2 (0.12%) AIX
6 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.058%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (33.82%) Data Analysis
2 511 (29.64%) Business Intelligence
3 482 (27.96%) Analytics
4 305 (17.69%) Data Management
5 261 (15.14%) Data Modelling
6 235 (13.63%) Mathematics
7 230 (13.34%) Visualisation
8 205 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
9 189 (10.96%) Data Analytics
10 188 (10.90%) ETL
11 150 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
12 135 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 132 (7.66%) Data Governance
13 132 (7.66%) Statistics
14 122 (7.08%) CRM
15 109 (6.32%) Migration
16 101 (5.86%) Business Analysis
17 84 (4.87%) Data Migration
18 81 (4.70%) Asset Management
19 77 (4.47%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1103 (63.98%) SQL
2 229 (13.28%) Python
3 191 (11.08%) R
4 170 (9.86%) VBA
5 95 (5.51%) T-SQL
6 44 (2.55%) PL/SQL
7 34 (1.97%) C#
8 33 (1.91%) VB
9 29 (1.68%) Java
9 29 (1.68%) MATLAB
10 23 (1.33%) JavaScript
11 16 (0.93%) PHP
12 13 (0.75%) Scala
13 11 (0.64%) ABAP
13 11 (0.64%) C++
14 8 (0.46%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.41%) C
15 7 (0.41%) SAS Macro
16 6 (0.35%) Perl
17 4 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 388 (22.51%) Degree
2 62 (3.60%) Numerate Degree
3 45 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (1.74%) PhD
5 22 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 19 (1.10%) ISEB
7 7 (0.41%) CISA
7 7 (0.41%) CISM
7 7 (0.41%) CISSP
8 6 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.29%) CCNA
9 5 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.29%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.23%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.17%) ACCA
11 3 (0.17%) CIMA
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (15.66%) Data Quality
2 74 (4.29%) GDPR
3 62 (3.60%) QA
4 28 (1.62%) SLA
5 25 (1.45%) Solvency II
6 14 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.52%) PMO
10 5 (0.29%) ISO 20022
10 5 (0.29%) SEPA
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 15022
12 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.12%) DICOM
12 2 (0.12%) HL7
12 2 (0.12%) MiFID
13 1 (0.058%) GCP
13 1 (0.058%) GLP
13 1 (0.058%) GMP
13 1 (0.058%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.058%) HDFS
3 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.058%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.058%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (0.70%) Ganglia
2 7 (0.41%) Terraform
3 6 (0.35%) Ansible
3 6 (0.35%) Puppet
4 5 (0.29%) Oozie
5 3 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.12%) SCCM
7 1 (0.058%) Cacti
7 1 (0.058%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.058%) Mesos
7 1 (0.058%) Nagios
7 1 (0.058%) Netcool
7 1 (0.058%) SCOM
Vendors
1 277 (16.07%) Tableau
2 209 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 131 (7.60%) SAP
4 120 (6.96%) Oracle
5 78 (4.52%) Google
6 53 (3.07%) Teradata
7 40 (2.32%) Cognos
8 38 (2.20%) Adobe
9 34 (1.97%) Sybase
10 33 (1.91%) Informatica
11 25 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (1.10%) IBM
12 19 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
13 18 (1.04%) Alteryx
13 18 (1.04%) Cloudera
14 16 (0.93%) Charles River
15 11 (0.64%) Alias
15 11 (0.64%) ServiceNow
15 11 (0.64%) Siebel
15 11 (0.64%) Talend