Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 266 240
Rank change year-on-year -18 -26 +37
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Analyst 880 1,377 2,205
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.21% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.27% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 748 1,241 1,902
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,750
25th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
75th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,000 £29,000 £31,577
% change year-on-year +6.90% -8.16% +5.26%

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 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £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 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 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 -14 815 £35,000 +4.48% 97
UK excluding London +13 609 £31,000 +6.90% 82
London -72 234 £42,500 - 22
South East +64 229 £35,000 +23.89% 21
Work from Home +20 172 £39,000 -13.33% 17
Midlands +18 121 £29,000 -3.33% 17
North of England -8 119 £32,500 +18.18% 13
North West +46 74 £32,750 +2.34% 11
West Midlands +22 73 £29,000 -12.78% 12
South West +20 69 £25,000 -3.85% 14
East Midlands +5 48 £27,500 -1.79% 5
Yorkshire -54 38 £30,500 +12.96% 2
Scotland -9 32 £25,000 -8.85% 6
East of England +21 30 £35,000 -17.65% 8
Wales +18 8 £32,500 +30.00% 3
North East +6 7 £35,000 +29.63%
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 353 (40.11%) Windows
2 319 (36.25%) Microsoft 365
3 305 (34.66%) Microsoft
4 291 (33.07%) Active Directory
5 196 (22.27%) Windows 10
6 184 (20.91%) Azure
7 182 (20.68%) ITIL
8 169 (19.20%) Finance
9 144 (16.36%) Microsoft Office
10 123 (13.98%) Windows Server
11 119 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
12 116 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
13 100 (11.36%) VMware
14 98 (11.14%) Information Security
15 91 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
16 84 (9.55%) Firewall
16 84 (9.55%) Citrix
17 83 (9.43%) SQL
18 81 (9.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 76 (8.64%) Management Information System
20 73 (8.30%) SLA
21 68 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
22 66 (7.50%) Law
23 62 (7.05%) CISSP
24 61 (6.93%) MS Exchange
24 61 (6.93%) Legal
25 60 (6.82%) SharePoint
25 60 (6.82%) Degree
26 58 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
26 58 (6.59%) Windows 7

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 61 (6.93%) MS Exchange
2 60 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (0.57%) GemFire
6 4 (0.45%) Confluence
6 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.45%) SAS
7 3 (0.34%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.23%) IIS
8 2 (0.23%) Site Server
8 2 (0.23%) WordPress
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 144 (16.36%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.48%) AutoCAD
5 13 (1.48%) Revit
6 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 10 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.34%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.11%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.11%) Relativity
5 1 (0.11%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 319 (36.25%) Microsoft 365
2 184 (20.91%) Azure
3 43 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (3.30%) SaaS
5 26 (2.95%) AWS
6 25 (2.84%) Power Platform
7 22 (2.50%) PaaS
8 21 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.82%) IaaS
10 14 (1.59%) BPaaS
11 13 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 12 (1.36%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.80%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.57%) GitHub
16 3 (0.34%) GCP
17 2 (0.23%) Azure Stack
17 2 (0.23%) Google Workspace
17 2 (0.23%) Serverless
18 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 84 (9.55%) Firewall
2 55 (6.25%) VPN
3 43 (4.89%) DNS
4 36 (4.09%) LAN
5 34 (3.86%) VoIP
6 33 (3.75%) WAN
7 31 (3.52%) DHCP
8 26 (2.95%) TCP/IP
9 16 (1.82%) Network Security
10 14 (1.59%) SAN
11 13 (1.48%) VLAN
11 13 (1.48%) WAAS
12 12 (1.36%) Internet
12 12 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (1.14%) IP Telephony
15 9 (1.02%) Wireless
16 5 (0.57%) Calico
16 5 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (2.61%) Power BI
4 15 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.80%) Tableau
8 6 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.34%) ActiveReports
10 3 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.23%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.23%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 20 (2.27%) JIRA
2 8 (0.91%) Selenium
3 6 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.57%) Gradle
4 5 (0.57%) gulp
4 5 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.57%) Protractor
4 5 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.23%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.11%) JMeter
6 1 (0.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.11%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 169 (19.20%) Finance
2 66 (7.50%) Law
3 61 (6.93%) Legal
4 33 (3.75%) Retail
5 31 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.84%) Marketing
7 19 (2.16%) Public Sector
8 17 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.70%) Banking
10 12 (1.36%) Digital Economy
10 12 (1.36%) Spanish Language
11 10 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.02%) Back Office
12 9 (1.02%) Italian Language
13 7 (0.80%) Advertising
13 7 (0.80%) Automotive
14 6 (0.68%) Electronics
15 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.57%) Housing Association
16 4 (0.45%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.93%) .NET
2 5 (0.57%) AngularJS
2 5 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (0.57%) HTML
2 5 (0.57%) J2EE
2 5 (0.57%) Kafka
2 5 (0.57%) Node.js
2 5 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (0.57%) Spring
2 5 (0.57%) Spring Boot
2 5 (0.57%) Spring Integration
2 5 (0.57%) WireMock
3 4 (0.45%) CSS
4 3 (0.34%) COM
4 3 (0.34%) SAML
4 3 (0.34%) Web Services
5 2 (0.23%) LDAP
5 2 (0.23%) REST
5 2 (0.23%) SOAP
5 2 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (8.64%) Management Information System
3 35 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (2.61%) Driving Licence
5 22 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.36%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.14%) FMCG
9 10 (1.14%) Replication
9 10 (1.14%) User Experience
10 8 (0.91%) iPhone
11 7 (0.80%) Equities
12 6 (0.68%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.68%) iPad
12 6 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (0.68%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.57%) NHS
13 5 (0.57%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 353 (40.11%) Windows
2 196 (22.27%) Windows 10
3 123 (13.98%) Windows Server
4 58 (6.59%) Windows 7
5 31 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (2.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (2.27%) Linux
9 15 (1.70%) Windows Server 2019
10 14 (1.59%) Android
11 13 (1.48%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.36%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.68%) Unix
14 5 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.34%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.23%) CentOS
17 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (20.68%) ITIL
2 116 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
3 98 (11.14%) Information Security
4 91 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
6 56 (6.36%) Business Analysis
6 56 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
7 49 (5.57%) Service Delivery
8 44 (5.00%) Requirements Gathering
9 43 (4.89%) Incident Management
10 41 (4.66%) ITSM
10 41 (4.66%) Project Management
11 40 (4.55%) Change Management
12 39 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (4.32%) Project Delivery
13 38 (4.32%) User Stories
14 37 (4.20%) Risk Analysis
15 36 (4.09%) Problem Management
15 36 (4.09%) Risk Management
16 34 (3.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (9.43%) SQL
2 35 (3.98%) PowerShell
3 17 (1.93%) C
4 11 (1.25%) Python
5 9 (1.02%) Java
6 7 (0.80%) C#
6 7 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.57%) Go
8 5 (0.57%) Ruby
9 4 (0.45%) VBA
10 2 (0.23%) Perl
10 2 (0.23%) PHP
10 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.11%) Delphi
11 1 (0.11%) Korn
11 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (7.05%) CISSP
3 60 (6.82%) Degree
4 52 (5.91%) MCSE
5 43 (4.89%) CISM
6 35 (3.98%) CISA
7 26 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (2.39%) CRISC
9 19 (2.16%) CCNA
10 16 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 14 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (1.36%) CEH
13 11 (1.25%) MCP
14 10 (1.14%) A+ Certification
14 10 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (1.14%) MCSA
15 9 (1.02%) MCITP
16 6 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.68%) MOS
16 6 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (9.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (8.30%) SLA
3 36 (4.09%) NIST
4 35 (3.98%) GDPR
5 23 (2.61%) QA
6 21 (2.39%) PMO
7 17 (1.93%) COBIT
8 14 (1.59%) ITGC
9 13 (1.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 13 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (1.48%) HIPAA
10 9 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.91%) GRC
12 7 (0.80%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.68%) P3O
14 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
15 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.34%) MiFID
17 2 (0.23%) COSO
17 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 291 (33.07%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.14%) vSphere
6 7 (0.80%) XenApp
7 5 (0.57%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.23%) Docker
9 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 56 (6.36%) SCCM
2 22 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (1.48%) WSUS
4 8 (0.91%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.68%) Grafana
5 6 (0.68%) Kibana
5 6 (0.68%) QRadar
6 5 (0.57%) Ansible
6 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.34%) SCOM
8 3 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.23%) Nessus
10 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.11%) Plesk
Vendors
1 305 (34.66%) Microsoft
2 100 (11.36%) VMware
3 84 (9.55%) Citrix
4 52 (5.91%) Cisco
5 27 (3.07%) ServiceNow
6 23 (2.61%) Oracle
7 19 (2.16%) Apple
7 19 (2.16%) SAP
8 18 (2.05%) HP
9 15 (1.70%) iManage
9 15 (1.70%) Veeam
10 14 (1.59%) Adobe
10 14 (1.59%) Dell
11 13 (1.48%) Autodesk
12 12 (1.36%) Sophos
13 11 (1.25%) Intapp
13 11 (1.25%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.14%) Aderant
14 10 (1.14%) SonicWALL
15 8 (0.91%) Draytek