Period
to 1 April 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 262 231 274
Rank change year-on-year -31 +43 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Analyst 1,436 2,208 2,128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.49% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.56% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,301 1,933 1,856
Median annual salary £32,500 £33,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.99% +6.35% -3.08%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,750 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,000 £56,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,088 £32,347 £30,000
% change year-on-year -10.08% +7.82% -

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 112,148 141,982 169,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 89,900 113,372 139,493
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 1,315 £34,000 -1.86% 133
UK excluding London -5 834 £29,088 -10.08% 125
London -55 569 £42,500 +11.84% 21
South East -17 259 £28,750 -11.33% 35
North of England +1 194 £28,000 -23.29% 29
Midlands +33 147 £30,000 -3.23% 22
Yorkshire +42 104 £27,000 -13.60% 11
West Midlands +21 80 £35,000 +11.11% 18
South West -2 75 £26,500 -2.75% 17
East of England +12 71 £42,500 +41.67% 10
North West -48 71 £29,088 -35.36% 14
East Midlands +27 64 £28,000 -6.67% 4
Scotland +40 59 £27,214 +8.86% 5
Wales -14 22 £25,000 -16.67% 7
Work from Home -21 21 £46,250 -7.50% 2
North East +4 19 £28,750 +19.79% 4
Northern Ireland +21 7 £24,250 -41.21%

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 633 (44.08%) Windows
2 480 (33.43%) Active Directory
3 454 (31.62%) Microsoft
4 424 (29.53%) Office 365
5 296 (20.61%) Finance
6 281 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
7 277 (19.29%) ITIL
8 260 (18.11%) Windows 10
9 256 (17.83%) Windows Server
10 167 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
11 164 (11.42%) VMware
12 160 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
13 156 (10.86%) MS Exchange
14 152 (10.58%) SQL
15 148 (10.31%) Windows 7
16 143 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
17 138 (9.61%) Information Security
18 133 (9.26%) Business Analysis
19 122 (8.50%) Firewall
20 121 (8.43%) Azure
21 116 (8.08%) SQL Server
22 114 (7.94%) Citrix
23 113 (7.87%) Degree
24 112 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
25 109 (7.59%) Project Management
26 100 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
27 96 (6.69%) LAN
28 93 (6.48%) DNS
29 90 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
30 89 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 156 (10.86%) MS Exchange
2 80 (5.57%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (1.32%) Confluence
5 19 (1.32%) Skype for Business
6 13 (0.91%) IIS
7 7 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.42%) Alfresco
9 5 (0.35%) JBoss
9 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.14%) Apache
11 2 (0.14%) CMS
11 2 (0.14%) Liferay
11 2 (0.14%) SAS
12 1 (0.070%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.070%) WordPress
Applications
1 281 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 112 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.070%) InDesign
7 1 (0.070%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.070%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.070%) SPSS
7 1 (0.070%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.21%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.21%) Maximo
5 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
6 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.070%) HFM
7 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.070%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.070%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.070%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.070%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 424 (29.53%) Office 365
2 121 (8.43%) Azure
3 39 (2.72%) AWS
4 23 (1.60%) SaaS
5 15 (1.04%) Mimecast
6 13 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.91%) Power Platform
7 7 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (0.49%) PaaS
8 6 (0.42%) Datadog
9 5 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.35%) Boomi
9 5 (0.35%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.28%) IaaS
11 3 (0.21%) GCP
11 3 (0.21%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.14%) G Suite
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle CX
12 2 (0.14%) Smartsheet
12 2 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 122 (8.50%) Firewall
2 96 (6.69%) LAN
3 93 (6.48%) DNS
4 79 (5.50%) WAN
5 75 (5.22%) TCP/IP
6 74 (5.15%) VPN
7 73 (5.08%) DHCP
8 44 (3.06%) VoIP
9 39 (2.72%) Wireless
10 36 (2.51%) Network Security
10 36 (2.51%) SAN
11 32 (2.23%) Intranet
12 31 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
14 26 (1.81%) Skype
15 17 (1.18%) Internet
15 17 (1.18%) VLAN
16 9 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (0.63%) Unified Communications
17 8 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (0.91%) Power BI
3 13 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.56%) MySQL
7 6 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.28%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.21%) Big Data
10 3 (0.21%) MS Access
10 3 (0.21%) mvBase
10 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.21%) UniData
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 49 (3.41%) JIRA
2 6 (0.42%) Selenium
2 6 (0.42%) SpecFlow
2 6 (0.42%) TestRail
2 6 (0.42%) WebDriver
3 4 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.21%) Balsamiq
4 3 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.14%) RStudio
5 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.070%) Ant
6 1 (0.070%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.070%) Maven
6 1 (0.070%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.070%) Postman
6 1 (0.070%) TeamCity
General
1 296 (20.61%) Finance
2 86 (5.99%) Law
3 74 (5.15%) Banking
3 74 (5.15%) Legal
4 67 (4.67%) Retail
5 43 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 32 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.81%) Marketing
8 17 (1.18%) French Language
9 15 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.97%) Advertising
11 11 (0.77%) Private Banking
12 9 (0.63%) Back Office
12 9 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.63%) Public Sector
13 8 (0.56%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.49%) German Language
14 7 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.49%) Publishing
14 7 (0.49%) Social Housing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.53%) .NET
2 15 (1.04%) Web Services
3 12 (0.84%) HTML
4 9 (0.63%) CSS
5 8 (0.56%) XML
6 7 (0.49%) Middleware
7 6 (0.42%) Gherkin
7 6 (0.42%) JSON
7 6 (0.42%) Sensu
8 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.35%) SOAP
9 4 (0.28%) EDI
9 4 (0.28%) REST
10 3 (0.21%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.21%) JSP
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.14%) COM
11 2 (0.14%) JSR 168
11 2 (0.14%) JSTL
11 2 (0.14%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 143 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 51 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (1.95%) Data Centre
5 25 (1.74%) Driving Licence
6 23 (1.60%) FMCG
6 23 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
7 22 (1.53%) iPhone
8 19 (1.32%) Smartphone
8 19 (1.32%) User Experience
9 16 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
10 14 (0.97%) Reinsurance
11 13 (0.91%) Private Cloud
12 12 (0.84%) iPad
13 10 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.63%) Life Science
15 6 (0.42%) CMDB
15 6 (0.42%) EPoS
15 6 (0.42%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 633 (44.08%) Windows
2 260 (18.11%) Windows 10
3 256 (17.83%) Windows Server
4 148 (10.31%) Windows 7
5 100 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (5.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 63 (4.39%) Android
8 57 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (3.48%) Linux
10 47 (3.27%) Apple iOS
11 27 (1.88%) Mac OS
11 27 (1.88%) Unix
12 12 (0.84%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.70%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.63%) Solaris
14 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (19.29%) ITIL
2 167 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
3 160 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (9.61%) Information Security
5 133 (9.26%) Business Analysis
6 109 (7.59%) Project Management
7 89 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 83 (5.78%) Cybersecurity
9 72 (5.01%) Incident Management
10 70 (4.87%) SIEM
11 69 (4.81%) Service Management
12 67 (4.67%) Change Management
13 64 (4.46%) SDLC
14 62 (4.32%) CRM
15 61 (4.25%) ERP
16 57 (3.97%) Vulnerability Management
17 52 (3.62%) Security Operations
18 48 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
19 46 (3.20%) User Acceptance Testing
20 45 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (10.58%) SQL
2 59 (4.11%) PowerShell
3 25 (1.74%) C#
4 20 (1.39%) VBA
5 17 (1.18%) Python
6 13 (0.91%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.77%) Java
8 9 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.42%) C
10 6 (0.42%) PHP
11 5 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.28%) R
12 4 (0.28%) VB
12 4 (0.28%) VBScript
13 3 (0.21%) Lingo
13 3 (0.21%) UniBasic
14 2 (0.14%) Perl
15 1 (0.070%) C++
15 1 (0.070%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (7.87%) Degree
2 83 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (4.60%) CISSP
4 39 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (2.72%) MCSE
5 28 (1.95%) CISM
6 27 (1.88%) MCSA
7 24 (1.67%) CCNA
8 21 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (1.39%) CEH
10 17 (1.18%) CISA
11 16 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (1.04%) A+ Certification
12 15 (1.04%) CRISC
13 14 (0.97%) MCITP
14 12 (0.84%) MCP
15 10 (0.70%) CCNP
15 10 (0.70%) MOS
16 9 (0.63%) ISEB
16 9 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.50%) SLA
2 56 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (3.62%) GDPR
4 37 (2.58%) PCI DSS
5 33 (2.30%) NIST
6 30 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (1.25%) QA
8 13 (0.91%) COBIT
9 8 (0.56%) PMO
10 4 (0.28%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.14%) GAMP
12 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.070%) EMIR
13 1 (0.070%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.070%) MiFID
13 1 (0.070%) SEPA
System Software
1 480 (33.43%) Active Directory
2 90 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.27%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.46%) XenApp
5 11 (0.77%) vSphere
6 10 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.63%) Docker
8 8 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.14%) Firmware
11 2 (0.14%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.070%) NFS
Systems Management
1 68 (4.74%) SCCM
2 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (0.97%) Nagios
3 12 (0.84%) WSUS
4 11 (0.77%) RSA enVision
5 10 (0.70%) SCOM
6 7 (0.49%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.42%) Automic
7 6 (0.42%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.42%) Grafana
7 6 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.28%) Nessus
9 3 (0.21%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.14%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 454 (31.62%) Microsoft
2 164 (11.42%) VMware
3 114 (7.94%) Citrix
4 74 (5.15%) Cisco
5 57 (3.97%) Apple
6 32 (2.23%) Oracle
7 27 (1.88%) ServiceNow
7 27 (1.88%) Splunk
8 26 (1.81%) iManage
9 20 (1.39%) Adobe
10 19 (1.32%) HP
10 19 (1.32%) SAP
11 18 (1.25%) IBM
12 15 (1.04%) Palo Alto
13 14 (0.97%) ShoreTel
14 13 (0.91%) Dell
15 12 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (0.77%) Cognos
16 11 (0.77%) Meraki
16 11 (0.77%) Mitel