Period
to 28 October 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 322 308 254
Rank change year-on-year -14 -54 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Analyst 1,325 498 1,800
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.00% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.06% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,067 408 1,583
10th Percentile £21,450 £22,750 £21,000
25th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £33,500 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% -7.69%
75th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £52,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +16.07% -6.67%

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 115,936 47,164 131,103
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 95.02% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 80,093 39,498 106,150
10th Percentile £31,888 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -31 1,138 £35,000 +1.45% 272
UK excluding London -22 862 £30,000 -7.69% 239
London -18 399 £45,000 -14.29% 59
North of England -55 201 £27,250 -9.17% 64
Work from Home -126 180 £37,500 +8.70% 35
Midlands -54 175 £30,000 -8.40% 42
South East -107 162 £38,250 +9.29% 60
North West -24 122 £26,500 -6.25% 38
West Midlands -41 121 £28,500 -24.00% 33
South West -8 114 £25,500 -9.14% 32
East of England -51 80 £40,000 +50.94% 15
Scotland -25 75 £30,000 -11.11% 16
Yorkshire -96 61 £29,000 -10.77% 18
East Midlands -50 54 £32,500 - 9
Wales -24 42 £27,000 -14.29% 8
North East -16 18 £20,000 +3.23% 8
Northern Ireland -38 9 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Channel Islands - 6 £50,000 -

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 513 (38.72%) Windows
2 472 (35.62%) Social Skills
3 435 (32.83%) Microsoft 365
4 428 (32.30%) Microsoft
5 410 (30.94%) Active Directory
6 270 (20.38%) Windows 10
7 242 (18.26%) Finance
8 238 (17.96%) Microsoft Office
9 237 (17.89%) ITIL
10 203 (15.32%) Azure
11 187 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
12 173 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
13 171 (12.91%) Windows Server
14 146 (11.02%) Business Analysis
15 135 (10.19%) Degree
16 130 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
17 117 (8.83%) SQL
18 112 (8.45%) SLA
19 109 (8.23%) Windows 7
20 104 (7.85%) Firewall
21 101 (7.62%) Law
22 100 (7.55%) Information Security
22 100 (7.55%) Project Management
23 92 (6.94%) VMware
24 91 (6.87%) Requirements Gathering
25 88 (6.64%) ERP
26 87 (6.57%) Legal
26 87 (6.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
27 85 (6.42%) SharePoint
28 84 (6.34%) MS Exchange

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 85 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 84 (6.34%) MS Exchange
3 13 (0.98%) Skype for Business
4 12 (0.91%) CMS
5 11 (0.83%) Confluence
6 8 (0.60%) IIS
7 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.30%) WordPress
9 2 (0.15%) Apache
9 2 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.075%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.075%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.075%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.075%) GemFire
10 1 (0.075%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.075%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.075%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.075%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.075%) WebSphere
Applications
1 238 (17.96%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.53%) Windchill
7 3 (0.23%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.075%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.45%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.38%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.23%) Magento
6 3 (0.23%) Maximo
6 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.23%) Relativity
6 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.15%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.15%) iTrent
7 2 (0.15%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.15%) Sage 300 ERP
7 2 (0.15%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.075%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.075%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 435 (32.83%) Microsoft 365
2 203 (15.32%) Azure
3 42 (3.17%) AWS
4 36 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (1.96%) Power Platform
6 20 (1.51%) SaaS
7 17 (1.28%) Mimecast
8 16 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.91%) Slack
11 9 (0.68%) GCP
12 7 (0.53%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.53%) PowerApps
13 5 (0.38%) Google Workspace
14 4 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
14 4 (0.30%) Power Automate
14 4 (0.30%) Veeva
14 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.23%) Azure Sentinel
15 3 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.85%) Firewall
2 81 (6.11%) VPN
3 76 (5.74%) DNS
3 76 (5.74%) TCP/IP
4 70 (5.28%) DHCP
5 42 (3.17%) WAN
6 34 (2.57%) LAN
7 28 (2.11%) Wireless
8 27 (2.04%) VoIP
9 17 (1.28%) Network Security
10 15 (1.13%) Internet
11 14 (1.06%) Skype
12 12 (0.91%) Intranet
12 12 (0.91%) IP Telephony
12 12 (0.91%) VLAN
13 11 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (0.75%) SAN
14 10 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (0.68%) SMTP
16 7 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.66%) Power BI
3 7 (0.53%) Tableau
4 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2019
6 4 (0.30%) MS Access
6 4 (0.30%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.15%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.15%) Metadata
8 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.075%) Big Data
9 1 (0.075%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.075%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.075%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.075%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.075%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.075%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (1.74%) JIRA
2 4 (0.30%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.30%) GitLab
3 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.15%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.075%) Browser DevTools
5 1 (0.075%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.075%) Gradle
5 1 (0.075%) gulp
5 1 (0.075%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.075%) Protractor
5 1 (0.075%) Selenium
5 1 (0.075%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.075%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.075%) YouTrack
General
1 472 (35.62%) Social Skills
2 242 (18.26%) Finance
3 130 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (7.62%) Law
5 87 (6.57%) Legal
6 52 (3.92%) Banking
7 50 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 50 (3.77%) Retail
8 46 (3.47%) Organisational Skills
9 39 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 34 (2.57%) Advertising
11 31 (2.34%) Telecoms
12 26 (1.96%) Marketing
13 23 (1.74%) Public Sector
14 18 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
15 15 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
16 14 (1.06%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.91%) Automotive
18 11 (0.83%) Financial Institution
19 10 (0.75%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.21%) EDI
2 15 (1.13%) .NET
3 5 (0.38%) HTML
3 5 (0.38%) J2EE
3 5 (0.38%) XML
4 4 (0.30%) Apache Flex
4 4 (0.30%) CSS
4 4 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (0.30%) LDAP
4 4 (0.30%) Web Services
5 3 (0.23%) FpML
6 2 (0.15%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.15%) MDX
6 2 (0.15%) REST
6 2 (0.15%) WSH
7 1 (0.075%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.075%) Kafka
7 1 (0.075%) React
7 1 (0.075%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.08%) Management Information System
2 51 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (2.49%) Driving Licence
4 30 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
5 28 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 24 (1.81%) User Experience
7 19 (1.43%) Fat Client
7 19 (1.43%) FMCG
7 19 (1.43%) Thin Client
8 18 (1.36%) iPhone
9 16 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.13%) EPoS
10 15 (1.13%) iPad
11 11 (0.83%) Biotechnology
12 10 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.75%) Housing Association
13 9 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.68%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.68%) Replication
14 8 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 513 (38.72%) Windows
2 270 (20.38%) Windows 10
3 171 (12.91%) Windows Server
4 109 (8.23%) Windows 7
5 45 (3.40%) Linux
6 41 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (3.02%) Windows Server 2016
8 36 (2.72%) Android
9 27 (2.04%) Apple iOS
10 25 (1.89%) Windows Server 2019
11 24 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (1.58%) Mac OS
13 18 (1.36%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.75%) Unix
15 6 (0.45%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.38%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.30%) Solaris
18 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
19 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
20 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (17.89%) ITIL
2 187 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
3 173 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (11.02%) Business Analysis
5 100 (7.55%) Information Security
5 100 (7.55%) Project Management
6 91 (6.87%) Requirements Gathering
7 88 (6.64%) ERP
8 84 (6.34%) Service Management
9 81 (6.11%) Change Management
10 78 (5.89%) Cybersecurity
11 77 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 74 (5.58%) Workshop Facilitation
13 62 (4.68%) Waterfall
14 58 (4.38%) Incident Management
15 55 (4.15%) ITSM
16 53 (4.00%) Project Delivery
16 53 (4.00%) User Stories
17 51 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 49 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 117 (8.83%) SQL
2 60 (4.53%) PowerShell
3 23 (1.74%) Python
4 13 (0.98%) C
5 11 (0.83%) Java
6 7 (0.53%) C#
6 7 (0.53%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.45%) VB
8 5 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.38%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.38%) Perl
9 4 (0.30%) PHP
10 3 (0.23%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.23%) VBA
11 2 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.15%) VBScript
12 1 (0.075%) Go
12 1 (0.075%) R
12 1 (0.075%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 135 (10.19%) Degree
2 65 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (4.38%) Security Cleared
4 40 (3.02%) CISSP
5 35 (2.64%) A+ Certification
6 33 (2.49%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.89%) CISA
8 23 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.74%) CompTIA Security+
9 21 (1.58%) MCP
9 21 (1.58%) MCSE
10 19 (1.43%) CISM
11 18 (1.36%) ISEB
12 17 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
13 15 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.06%) CCNA
15 13 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (0.91%) CEH
16 12 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 10 (0.75%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (8.45%) SLA
2 87 (6.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (3.17%) GDPR
4 31 (2.34%) PMO
5 28 (2.11%) PCI DSS
6 26 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (1.81%) COBIT
7 24 (1.81%) QA
8 13 (0.98%) NIST
9 12 (0.91%) IASME
9 12 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.68%) GxP
11 8 (0.60%) MiFID
12 6 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.45%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.38%) GLP
13 5 (0.38%) GMP
13 5 (0.38%) Good Clinical Practice
13 5 (0.38%) GRC
14 3 (0.23%) EMIR
System Software
1 410 (30.94%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.06%) XenApp
6 11 (0.83%) vSphere
7 9 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.45%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.30%) OpenSSH
9 4 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.075%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.075%) Snort
11 1 (0.075%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.075%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.075%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (4.98%) SCCM
2 56 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
3 14 (1.06%) WSUS
4 7 (0.53%) FortiGate
4 7 (0.53%) Nessus
5 5 (0.38%) QRadar
5 5 (0.38%) SCOM
6 4 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.23%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.23%) Ansible
7 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.23%) Terraform
8 2 (0.15%) Check_MK
8 2 (0.15%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (0.15%) Graylog
8 2 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 428 (32.30%) Microsoft
2 92 (6.94%) VMware
3 75 (5.66%) Citrix
4 71 (5.36%) Cisco
5 40 (3.02%) Oracle
5 40 (3.02%) ServiceNow
6 39 (2.94%) iManage
7 35 (2.64%) SAP
8 32 (2.42%) Apple
9 21 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.43%) HP
10 19 (1.43%) Sophos
11 17 (1.28%) Aderant
11 17 (1.28%) Intapp
12 15 (1.13%) Palo Alto
13 13 (0.98%) IBM
14 10 (0.75%) Remedy
15 9 (0.68%) CheckPoint
15 9 (0.68%) Google
16 8 (0.60%) Ivanti