Period
to 26 July 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Analyst
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 317 298 242
Rank change year-on-year -19 -56 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Analyst 1,168 749 2,063
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.06% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.11% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 954 661 1,809
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £21,250
25th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £36,855 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.03% +13.40% +3.90%
75th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +3.45%

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 102,653 67,195 139,242
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 95.04% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 72,972 54,824 112,582
10th Percentile £31,986 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Analyst.

Salary trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Analyst over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT 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 IT Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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 -22 1,043 £37,000 - 173
UK excluding London -8 763 £32,500 +8.33% 159
London -53 359 £43,500 -9.38% 30
South East -21 185 £41,000 +26.15% 36
Work from Home -119 175 £40,000 -8.57% 20
Midlands -19 163 £30,000 -7.69% 29
North of England -11 159 £32,500 +14.04% 41
North West +26 110 £32,500 +8.33% 22
South West +8 108 £25,000 -5.66% 22
West Midlands -28 104 £28,000 -13.85% 17
Scotland -16 75 £26,500 +10.42% 8
East Midlands -16 59 £32,500 - 12
East of England -31 54 £40,000 +35.59% 15
Yorkshire -63 41 £32,364 +17.69% 14
Wales -17 19 £32,500 -14.47% 8
North East -7 8 £35,500 +77.50% 5

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 442 (37.84%) Social Skills
2 427 (36.56%) Windows
3 380 (32.53%) Microsoft
4 375 (32.11%) Microsoft 365
5 336 (28.77%) Active Directory
6 244 (20.89%) Windows 10
7 231 (19.78%) Finance
8 219 (18.75%) Azure
9 212 (18.15%) ITIL
10 189 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
11 162 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
12 158 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
13 145 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
14 141 (12.07%) Windows Server
15 126 (10.79%) Business Analysis
16 123 (10.53%) VMware
17 117 (10.02%) SQL
18 115 (9.85%) Information Security
19 111 (9.50%) Firewall
20 101 (8.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 95 (8.13%) Project Management
22 94 (8.05%) Degree
23 93 (7.96%) Law
23 93 (7.96%) SLA
24 89 (7.62%) Windows 7
25 83 (7.11%) Requirements Gathering
26 79 (6.76%) VPN
27 76 (6.51%) SharePoint
28 75 (6.42%) Citrix
28 75 (6.42%) Management Information System

IT 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 76 (6.51%) SharePoint
2 60 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 10 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (0.68%) GemFire
5 6 (0.51%) CMS
6 5 (0.43%) Confluence
6 5 (0.43%) IIS
7 4 (0.34%) WordPress
8 3 (0.26%) Apache
8 3 (0.26%) SAS
9 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.17%) Site Server
9 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.086%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 189 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (4.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.51%) Windchill
7 4 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.34%) Revit
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.086%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.26%) Magento
3 3 (0.26%) Maximo
3 3 (0.26%) Relativity
3 3 (0.26%) Sage 300 ERP
3 3 (0.26%) Sage CRM
3 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.26%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.086%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.086%) Kondor
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.086%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 375 (32.11%) Microsoft 365
2 219 (18.75%) Azure
3 49 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 41 (3.51%) AWS
5 31 (2.65%) Power Platform
6 19 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
7 15 (1.28%) SaaS
8 12 (1.03%) Mimecast
8 12 (1.03%) PaaS
9 11 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.68%) GitHub
11 6 (0.51%) Google Workspace
11 6 (0.51%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.43%) Serverless
13 4 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.34%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.26%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.26%) GCP
14 3 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 111 (9.50%) Firewall
2 79 (6.76%) VPN
3 63 (5.39%) DNS
4 54 (4.62%) DHCP
5 50 (4.28%) LAN
5 50 (4.28%) WAN
6 43 (3.68%) TCP/IP
7 31 (2.65%) VoIP
8 24 (2.05%) Network Security
9 18 (1.54%) Wireless
10 15 (1.28%) VLAN
10 15 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (1.20%) Internet
12 13 (1.11%) SAN
13 12 (1.03%) IP Telephony
13 12 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (0.86%) Intranet
16 8 (0.68%) Calico
17 6 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.40%) Power BI
3 12 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.60%) Tableau
8 5 (0.43%) MS Access
8 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2019
10 3 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.26%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.17%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 17 (1.46%) JIRA
2 10 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.68%) Cucumber
3 8 (0.68%) Gradle
3 8 (0.68%) gulp
3 8 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.68%) Protractor
3 8 (0.68%) Selenium
3 8 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.086%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.086%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.086%) Visual Studio
General
1 442 (37.84%) Social Skills
2 231 (19.78%) Finance
3 145 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (7.96%) Law
5 66 (5.65%) Legal
6 48 (4.11%) Organisational Skills
7 36 (3.08%) Manufacturing
7 36 (3.08%) Retail
8 31 (2.65%) Marketing
9 29 (2.48%) Banking
9 29 (2.48%) Presentation Skills
10 24 (2.05%) Public Sector
11 22 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
12 21 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
12 21 (1.80%) Telecoms
13 14 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (1.11%) Electronics
14 13 (1.11%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.94%) Advertising
16 9 (0.77%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.37%) .NET
2 11 (0.94%) EDI
3 10 (0.86%) J2EE
4 9 (0.77%) AngularJS
5 8 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (0.68%) Kafka
5 8 (0.68%) Node.js
5 8 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (0.68%) Spring
5 8 (0.68%) Spring Boot
5 8 (0.68%) Spring Integration
5 8 (0.68%) WireMock
6 5 (0.43%) XML
7 4 (0.34%) Apache Flex
7 4 (0.34%) CSS
7 4 (0.34%) HTML
8 3 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.26%) FpML
8 3 (0.26%) REST
9 2 (0.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.42%) Management Information System
2 42 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (2.05%) Driving Licence
4 22 (1.88%) Data Centre
5 19 (1.63%) Replication
6 15 (1.28%) FMCG
7 13 (1.11%) iPhone
7 13 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (0.94%) User Experience
9 10 (0.86%) Fat Client
9 10 (0.86%) Thin Client
10 9 (0.77%) Housing Association
10 9 (0.77%) iPad
10 9 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
11 8 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.60%) Equities
12 7 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
13 6 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 427 (36.56%) Windows
2 244 (20.89%) Windows 10
3 141 (12.07%) Windows Server
4 89 (7.62%) Windows 7
5 45 (3.85%) Linux
6 39 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (2.57%) Android
8 24 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (2.05%) Windows Server 2016
9 22 (1.88%) Apple iOS
10 21 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 19 (1.63%) Mac OS
12 12 (1.03%) Unix
13 7 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.17%) CentOS
16 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (18.15%) ITIL
2 162 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
4 126 (10.79%) Business Analysis
5 115 (9.85%) Information Security
6 95 (8.13%) Project Management
7 83 (7.11%) Requirements Gathering
8 66 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
8 66 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 66 (5.65%) User Stories
9 64 (5.48%) ERP
10 59 (5.05%) Change Management
10 59 (5.05%) Service Delivery
10 59 (5.05%) Service Management
11 53 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
11 53 (4.54%) ITSM
11 53 (4.54%) Problem Management
11 53 (4.54%) Waterfall
12 49 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 47 (4.02%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 117 (10.02%) SQL
2 50 (4.28%) PowerShell
3 30 (2.57%) Python
4 19 (1.63%) C
5 17 (1.46%) Java
6 13 (1.11%) Bash Shell
7 9 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.68%) Go
8 8 (0.68%) Ruby
9 7 (0.60%) C#
10 6 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.34%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.34%) VBA
12 1 (0.086%) Delphi
12 1 (0.086%) Perl
12 1 (0.086%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (8.05%) Degree
2 70 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (4.62%) CISSP
4 40 (3.42%) MCSE
5 38 (3.25%) Security Cleared
6 35 (3.00%) CISA
7 31 (2.65%) CISM
8 25 (2.14%) SC Cleared
9 23 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (1.97%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (1.37%) CCNA
11 15 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (1.28%) MCSA
12 13 (1.11%) CRISC
12 13 (1.11%) ISEB
13 12 (1.03%) MCP
14 11 (0.94%) CEH
14 11 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (0.86%) A+ Certification
16 9 (0.77%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (8.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (7.96%) SLA
3 38 (3.25%) GDPR
4 33 (2.83%) COBIT
5 28 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (2.05%) PCI DSS
6 24 (2.05%) PMO
7 23 (1.97%) NIST
8 21 (1.80%) QA
9 13 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.94%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.60%) IASME
13 6 (0.51%) MiFID
14 3 (0.26%) EMIR
14 3 (0.26%) GxP
15 2 (0.17%) GRC
15 2 (0.17%) HL7
16 1 (0.086%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 336 (28.77%) Active Directory
2 59 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.20%) vSphere
6 13 (1.11%) XenApp
7 4 (0.34%) OpenSSH
7 4 (0.34%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.17%) Docker
9 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (4.62%) SCCM
2 42 (3.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.03%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.94%) Jamf Pro
4 11 (0.94%) WSUS
5 10 (0.86%) Ansible
6 9 (0.77%) Grafana
6 9 (0.77%) Kibana
7 8 (0.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 8 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.60%) QRadar
9 5 (0.43%) Nessus
9 5 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.34%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.26%) Nagios
11 3 (0.26%) SCOM
12 2 (0.17%) Check_MK
12 2 (0.17%) DatAdvantage
12 2 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 380 (32.53%) Microsoft
2 123 (10.53%) VMware
3 75 (6.42%) Citrix
4 70 (5.99%) Cisco
5 32 (2.74%) Oracle
6 31 (2.65%) SAP
7 28 (2.40%) HP
7 28 (2.40%) ServiceNow
8 24 (2.05%) iManage
9 20 (1.71%) Veeam
10 17 (1.46%) Apple
11 16 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.28%) IBM
13 13 (1.11%) Dell
14 12 (1.03%) Aderant
14 12 (1.03%) SolarWinds
15 11 (0.94%) Sophos
16 10 (0.86%) Darktrace
17 9 (0.77%) Intapp
17 9 (0.77%) Remedy