Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 253 241
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Analyst 2,334 2,481 2,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.38% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.44% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,989 1,965 2,372
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,675 £21,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,497 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year +1.66% -6.25% +16.36%

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 152,872 172,294 179,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,614 138,599 150,222
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Analyst.

Salary trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT 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 IT Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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 +20 2,208 £34,000 +1.49% 197
UK excluding London +30 1,347 £30,497 +1.66% 139
London +4 942 £38,000 -10.59% 72
South East +4 412 £32,500 +18.18% 34
North of England +49 399 £35,500 +20.34% 35
North West +103 280 £45,000 +50.00% 21
Midlands +3 176 £30,249 -6.93% 30
South West +60 163 £26,000 -1.89% 13
East of England +14 119 £30,000 -7.69% 13
West Midlands -18 100 £31,000 -11.43% 13
Yorkshire -32 91 £28,500 - 9
East Midlands +22 76 £30,000 +29.03% 17
Wales +25 47 £25,750 -2.37% 5
Scotland -32 34 £25,750 -35.63% 9
North East +16 28 £23,000 -9.36% 5
Northern Ireland +1 10 £45,000 +53.85%
Channel Islands -9 3 £30,000 -7.69%

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 971 (41.60%) Windows
2 730 (31.28%) Microsoft
3 691 (29.61%) Active Directory
4 542 (23.22%) Finance
5 478 (20.48%) ITIL
6 457 (19.58%) Microsoft Office
7 383 (16.41%) Office 365
8 380 (16.28%) Windows Server
9 341 (14.61%) SQL
10 340 (14.57%) Windows 7
11 336 (14.40%) VMware
12 311 (13.32%) Windows 10
13 304 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
14 267 (11.44%) Cisco
15 255 (10.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 254 (10.88%) Information Security
17 247 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
18 245 (10.50%) Business Analysis
19 234 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
20 230 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
21 226 (9.68%) Degree
22 223 (9.55%) Legal
23 215 (9.21%) Firewall
24 212 (9.08%) MS Exchange
25 209 (8.95%) Management Information System
26 200 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
27 198 (8.48%) Project Management
28 191 (8.18%) CISSP
28 191 (8.18%) Linux
29 181 (7.75%) Citrix

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
1 212 (9.08%) MS Exchange
2 112 (4.80%) SharePoint
3 47 (2.01%) Skype for Business
4 46 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (1.20%) IIS
6 25 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (0.51%) Alfresco
9 10 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.30%) Confluence
11 7 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.26%) Apache
12 6 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.17%) JBoss
15 3 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.086%) EPiServer
Applications
1 457 (19.58%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (5.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 120 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.26%) Mingle
8 5 (0.21%) CATIA
9 3 (0.13%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.086%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.086%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.26%) TrackWise
4 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.21%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.17%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.13%) Epicor Tropos
6 3 (0.13%) Maximo
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.13%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.086%) Infor LN
7 2 (0.086%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.086%) Magento
7 2 (0.086%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.086%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.086%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 383 (16.41%) Office 365
2 83 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.50%) SaaS
4 31 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.73%) Mimecast
6 16 (0.69%) G Suite
7 11 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.34%) Dropbox
9 6 (0.26%) IaaS
10 5 (0.21%) Veeva
11 4 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.17%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.13%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.13%) Slack
13 2 (0.086%) BrowserStack
13 2 (0.086%) GitHub
13 2 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.043%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.043%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 215 (9.21%) Firewall
2 157 (6.73%) Network Security
3 137 (5.87%) LAN
4 134 (5.74%) TCP/IP
5 131 (5.61%) DNS
6 125 (5.36%) WAN
7 120 (5.14%) Wi-Fi
8 105 (4.50%) DHCP
9 69 (2.96%) VPN
10 68 (2.91%) VoIP
11 53 (2.27%) Internet
12 46 (1.97%) Skype
13 37 (1.59%) SAN
14 28 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
15 27 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
16 24 (1.03%) Wireless
17 21 (0.90%) Intranet
18 17 (0.73%) IP Telephony
18 17 (0.73%) VLAN
19 13 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.07%) Relational Database
3 23 (0.99%) Power BI
4 20 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
5 16 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (0.64%) Big Data
6 15 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.21%) MySQL
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.13%) Qlik Sense
12 3 (0.13%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.086%) IDOL
13 2 (0.086%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (0.64%) JIRA
1 15 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (0.56%) Selenium
3 6 (0.26%) Eclipse
3 6 (0.26%) JMeter
4 5 (0.21%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.13%) Maven
6 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.086%) Ant
7 2 (0.086%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.086%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.086%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.086%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.086%) Subversion
7 2 (0.086%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.043%) Hudson
8 1 (0.043%) LSMW
8 1 (0.043%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.043%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 542 (23.22%) Finance
2 223 (9.55%) Legal
3 124 (5.31%) Retail
4 119 (5.10%) Law
5 108 (4.63%) Banking
6 51 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 41 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 33 (1.41%) Marketing
9 28 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.11%) Games
11 25 (1.07%) Publishing
12 17 (0.73%) Front Office
13 12 (0.51%) Advertising
13 12 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.43%) Automotive
14 10 (0.43%) Back Office
15 9 (0.39%) Electronics
15 9 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.34%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.17%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.71%) .NET
2 23 (0.99%) Web Services
3 22 (0.94%) HTML
4 15 (0.64%) XML
5 11 (0.47%) JSON
6 10 (0.43%) REST
7 9 (0.39%) LDAP
8 8 (0.34%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.26%) CSS
10 5 (0.21%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.21%) Middleware
10 5 (0.21%) SOAP
11 4 (0.17%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.17%) FpML
11 4 (0.17%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.17%) WPF
12 3 (0.13%) Gherkin
12 3 (0.13%) Rendezvous
12 3 (0.13%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 230 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 209 (8.95%) Management Information System
3 100 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
4 98 (4.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 48 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
6 39 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 36 (1.54%) Fintech
8 33 (1.41%) Driving Licence
9 32 (1.37%) Smartphone
10 30 (1.29%) iPhone
11 24 (1.03%) Blackberry
12 21 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (0.81%) User Experience
14 18 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.73%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.69%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.60%) Derivative
17 14 (0.60%) Digital Media
17 14 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
18 13 (0.56%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 971 (41.60%) Windows
2 380 (16.28%) Windows Server
3 340 (14.57%) Windows 7
4 311 (13.32%) Windows 10
5 191 (8.18%) Linux
6 167 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 136 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (3.21%) Windows 8
9 37 (1.59%) Android
10 29 (1.24%) Unix
11 26 (1.11%) Mac OS
12 22 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 21 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (0.90%) Windows XP
14 17 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.26%) AIX
16 5 (0.21%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (20.48%) ITIL
2 304 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
3 254 (10.88%) Information Security
4 247 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
5 245 (10.50%) Business Analysis
6 200 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 198 (8.48%) Project Management
8 181 (7.75%) Service Management
9 156 (6.68%) Mentoring
10 155 (6.64%) SIEM
11 147 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 138 (5.91%) Risk Management
13 132 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
13 132 (5.66%) Vulnerability Management
14 123 (5.27%) Data Protection
15 118 (5.06%) Incident Management
15 118 (5.06%) Risk Analysis
16 115 (4.93%) Scenario Testing
17 113 (4.84%) Business Continuity
18 103 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 341 (14.61%) SQL
2 41 (1.76%) PowerShell
3 32 (1.37%) C#
4 26 (1.11%) Java
5 24 (1.03%) C
5 24 (1.03%) JavaScript
6 19 (0.81%) Python
6 19 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 15 (0.64%) VBA
8 14 (0.60%) R
9 6 (0.26%) PHP
9 6 (0.26%) VB
10 5 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.21%) C++
10 5 (0.21%) Perl
10 5 (0.21%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.17%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.086%) Groovy
13 1 (0.043%) RPG
13 1 (0.043%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 226 (9.68%) Degree
2 191 (8.18%) CISSP
3 117 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (4.46%) CREST Certified
5 103 (4.41%) SANS
6 75 (3.21%) MCSE
7 57 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (2.27%) CISA
9 52 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
10 50 (2.14%) ISEB
10 50 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
11 48 (2.06%) CEH
11 48 (2.06%) Security Cleared
12 47 (2.01%) MCSA
13 46 (1.97%) MCP
14 37 (1.59%) GIAC
14 37 (1.59%) SC Cleared
15 35 (1.50%) CRISC
16 32 (1.37%) CCNA
16 32 (1.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (10.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 153 (6.56%) GDPR
3 147 (6.30%) SLA
4 133 (5.70%) PCI DSS
5 75 (3.21%) QA
6 64 (2.74%) COBIT
7 39 (1.67%) PMO
8 33 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.64%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 6 (0.26%) GxP
11 6 (0.26%) ISO 9000
11 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.17%) MiFID
13 3 (0.13%) PSD2
14 2 (0.086%) ISO 13485
14 2 (0.086%) ISO 26262
14 2 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 691 (29.61%) Active Directory
2 234 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 30 (1.29%) XenApp
5 26 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.47%) vSphere
8 8 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.21%) Snort
9 5 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.17%) Docker
10 4 (0.17%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.043%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.043%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 79 (3.38%) SCCM
2 18 (0.77%) Backup Exec
2 18 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 11 (0.47%) WSUS
4 10 (0.43%) AirWatch
5 8 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.34%) XenMobile
6 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.26%) Nagios
6 6 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.17%) Clonezilla
7 4 (0.17%) Nessus
7 4 (0.17%) SCOM
7 4 (0.17%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.13%) Control-M
8 3 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 730 (31.28%) Microsoft
2 336 (14.40%) VMware
3 267 (11.44%) Cisco
4 181 (7.75%) Citrix
5 63 (2.70%) Oracle
6 61 (2.61%) SAP
7 59 (2.53%) Apple
8 56 (2.40%) HP
9 46 (1.97%) CheckPoint
10 33 (1.41%) Avaya
10 33 (1.41%) Symantec
11 28 (1.20%) NetApp
12 27 (1.16%) ServiceNow
12 27 (1.16%) Veeam
13 25 (1.07%) iManage
14 21 (0.90%) Red Hat
14 21 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (0.86%) SonicWALL
15 20 (0.86%) Tableau
16 19 (0.81%) IBM