Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 313 255 238
Rank change year-on-year -58 -17 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Analyst 621 1,592 2,240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.27% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.33% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 591 1,433 1,970
Median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,000 £28,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +8.77% -12.31% +8.33%

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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT 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 IT Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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 -60 570 £32,500 +6.56% 90
UK excluding London +16 469 £31,000 +8.77% 82
South East +38 170 £32,500 +17.12% 23
London -116 127 £44,500 +27.14% 14
North of England +12 109 £30,750 +11.82% 25
Midlands +30 94 £33,750 +12.50% 15
Work from Home +5 89 £37,500 -25.00% 7
West Midlands +35 57 £45,000 +50.00% 11
North West +55 53 £33,500 +15.17% 13
Yorkshire +1 52 £30,500 +12.96% 11
South West +41 48 £27,629 +0.47% 9
East Midlands +44 37 £32,750 +19.09% 4
East of England +57 18 £31,000 -11.43% 4
Scotland -1 15 £28,000 -11.81% 4
Wales +42 10 £32,000 +34.74% 2
Northern Ireland +12 4 £25,000 -
North East -5 4 £19,375 -36.48% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 233 (37.52%) Windows
2 213 (34.30%) Microsoft
3 197 (31.72%) Office 365
4 196 (31.56%) Active Directory
5 143 (23.03%) ITIL
6 114 (18.36%) Azure
7 109 (17.55%) Windows 10
8 98 (15.78%) Microsoft Office
9 92 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
10 84 (13.53%) Finance
11 78 (12.56%) Windows Server
12 77 (12.40%) SQL
13 74 (11.92%) Information Security
14 73 (11.76%) Citrix
15 70 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
16 63 (10.14%) VMware
17 61 (9.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 60 (9.66%) SCCM
19 53 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (8.37%) Management Information System
21 49 (7.89%) SLA
22 44 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
22 44 (7.09%) Degree
23 42 (6.76%) MS Exchange
24 41 (6.60%) CISSP
24 41 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
24 41 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
25 40 (6.44%) DNS
25 40 (6.44%) Incident Management
26 39 (6.28%) Firewall

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 42 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 35 (5.64%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.48%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.16%) Confluence
5 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.16%) IIS
5 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 98 (15.78%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.74%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.45%) AutoCAD
5 9 (1.45%) Revit
6 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 11 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.81%) Aareon QL
2 5 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.64%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.64%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.32%) Endur
4 2 (0.32%) Magento
4 2 (0.32%) Maximo
4 2 (0.32%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.16%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.16%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 197 (31.72%) Office 365
2 114 (18.36%) Azure
3 30 (4.83%) SaaS
4 20 (3.22%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (3.22%) IaaS
4 20 (3.22%) PaaS
5 17 (2.74%) BPaaS
6 14 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.25%) Power Platform
7 11 (1.77%) AWS
8 9 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 9 (1.45%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.64%) GCP
11 3 (0.48%) G Suite
11 3 (0.48%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.32%) Logic Apps
12 2 (0.32%) Monitis
12 2 (0.32%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.44%) DNS
2 39 (6.28%) Firewall
3 31 (4.99%) DHCP
4 28 (4.51%) TCP/IP
5 24 (3.86%) LAN
6 22 (3.54%) VPN
6 22 (3.54%) WAN
7 16 (2.58%) Unified Communications
7 16 (2.58%) WAAS
8 13 (2.09%) VoIP
8 13 (2.09%) Wireless
9 12 (1.93%) Network Security
10 11 (1.77%) IP Telephony
11 9 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.45%) SAN
12 7 (1.13%) Internet
12 7 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.97%) Intranet
13 6 (0.97%) Skype
13 6 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (2.25%) Power BI
4 9 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.48%) ActiveReports
9 2 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.32%) Tableau
10 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.16%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.16%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (1.45%) JIRA
2 4 (0.64%) Selenium
3 3 (0.48%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.16%) JMeter
5 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
General
1 84 (13.53%) Finance
2 39 (6.28%) Law
3 38 (6.12%) Legal
4 18 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.90%) Marketing
4 18 (2.90%) Retail
5 12 (1.93%) Banking
6 11 (1.77%) Digital Economy
7 8 (1.29%) Advertising
7 8 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.29%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.97%) Back Office
9 6 (0.97%) Front Office
9 6 (0.97%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.81%) German Language
11 3 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Electronics
11 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.48%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.61%) .NET
2 6 (0.97%) SAML
3 5 (0.81%) HTML
4 4 (0.64%) CSS
4 4 (0.64%) SOAP
4 4 (0.64%) Web Services
5 3 (0.48%) COM
5 3 (0.48%) LDAP
5 3 (0.48%) OAuth
5 3 (0.48%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.48%) OpenID
5 3 (0.48%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.32%) JSON
6 2 (0.32%) REST
6 2 (0.32%) XMPP
7 1 (0.16%) Ember.js
7 1 (0.16%) FpML
7 1 (0.16%) LAMP
7 1 (0.16%) Velocity
7 1 (0.16%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (8.37%) Management Information System
3 41 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (4.19%) User Experience
5 25 (4.03%) Driving Licence
6 21 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.77%) Renewable Energy
9 9 (1.45%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.13%) FMCG
11 6 (0.97%) Equities
11 6 (0.97%) PMI
12 5 (0.81%) Clustering
12 5 (0.81%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.81%) iPhone
12 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.64%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 233 (37.52%) Windows
2 109 (17.55%) Windows 10
3 78 (12.56%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.86%) Windows 7
5 19 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.93%) Linux
9 10 (1.61%) Android
10 6 (0.97%) Unix
10 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.64%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.64%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.48%) VMS
14 2 (0.32%) AIX
14 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (23.03%) ITIL
2 92 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
3 74 (11.92%) Information Security
4 53 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (6.44%) Incident Management
6 37 (5.96%) Change Management
7 35 (5.64%) Requirements Gathering
8 33 (5.31%) Service Delivery
9 32 (5.15%) Cybersecurity
10 30 (4.83%) Security Operations
11 28 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (4.51%) ITSM
11 28 (4.51%) Risk Analysis
12 27 (4.35%) Service Management
12 27 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (4.19%) CRM
13 26 (4.19%) Problem Management
14 25 (4.03%) Identity Access Management
14 25 (4.03%) Project Delivery
15 24 (3.86%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (12.40%) SQL
2 36 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 6 (0.97%) C#
4 5 (0.81%) C
4 5 (0.81%) Python
5 4 (0.64%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.64%) VBA
6 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.48%) Java
6 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.32%) Korn
7 2 (0.32%) Perl
7 2 (0.32%) PHP
7 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.16%) R
8 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (7.09%) Degree
2 41 (6.60%) CISSP
2 41 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (5.31%) CISM
4 30 (4.83%) CISA
5 27 (4.35%) MCSE
6 18 (2.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 12 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.77%) CRISC
8 11 (1.77%) MCP
9 10 (1.61%) CCNA
10 9 (1.45%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (1.29%) A+ Certification
11 8 (1.29%) CEH
11 8 (1.29%) MCSA
12 7 (1.13%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.13%) Security Cleared
13 6 (0.97%) MCITP
14 5 (0.81%) MOS
14 5 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (9.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (7.89%) SLA
3 39 (6.28%) GDPR
4 22 (3.54%) NIST
4 22 (3.54%) QA
5 17 (2.74%) ITGC
6 16 (2.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 16 (2.58%) HIPAA
6 16 (2.58%) PMO
7 10 (1.61%) COBIT
8 7 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (1.13%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.81%) MiFID
9 5 (0.81%) P3O
10 4 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.48%) COSO
11 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.32%) SEPA
13 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 196 (31.56%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.64%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.64%) XenApp
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (9.66%) SCCM
2 16 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (1.77%) SCOrch
4 10 (1.61%) WSUS
5 6 (0.97%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.32%) Control-M
7 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.32%) Nagios
7 2 (0.32%) Nessus
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.32%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.32%) QRadar
7 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.16%) Plesk
8 1 (0.16%) SCSM
8 1 (0.16%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 213 (34.30%) Microsoft
2 73 (11.76%) Citrix
3 63 (10.14%) VMware
4 30 (4.83%) Cisco
5 21 (3.38%) Apple
6 15 (2.42%) SAP
7 13 (2.09%) Oracle
8 12 (1.93%) ServiceNow
9 11 (1.77%) iManage
10 10 (1.61%) Adobe
11 9 (1.45%) Autodesk
11 9 (1.45%) Google
12 8 (1.29%) Avaya
12 8 (1.29%) Intapp
13 7 (1.13%) Remedy
13 7 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.13%) Sophos
14 6 (0.97%) Aderant
14 6 (0.97%) Bloomberg
14 6 (0.97%) TOWER Software