Period
to 2 March 2021

The median annual salary for an Operations Analyst was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Operations Analyst
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 697 871 872
Rank change year-on-year +174 +1 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Operations Analyst 120 160 242
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 94 128 165
Median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,221 £28,275 £22,600
90th Percentile £71,425 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,653 £42,500 £34,643
% change year-on-year +0.36% +22.68% +9.98%

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 70,726 115,762 144,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,470 93,770 116,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,875 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Analyst in the UK

Operations Analyst
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Operations Analyst.

Salary trend for Operations Analyst in the UK

Operations Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Operations Analyst over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Operations Analyst in the UK

Operations Analyst
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 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 +162 103 £46,250 -2.63% 20
UK excluding London +128 65 £42,653 +0.36% 14
London +128 49 £57,500 +15.00% 9
Work from Home -96 25 £46,000 -29.23% 2
North of England +59 19 £31,750 -20.63% 4
South East +110 16 £48,750 +2.63% 2
Midlands +64 13 £46,000 +26.90% 1
North West +56 10 £34,000 -25.27% 2
West Midlands +46 10 £46,000 +5.14%
Yorkshire +44 9 £31,000 -24.39% 2
Scotland +35 9 £42,653 +44.59% 3
South West +33 4 £53,750 +38.71% 2
East Midlands +38 3 £42,500 +70.00% 1
East of England +76 2 - - 2
Wales +33 2 £31,475 -25.94%

Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, Operations 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 Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 48 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 34 (28.33%) SIEM
2 34 (28.33%) SQL
3 31 (25.83%) Finance
4 30 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (22.50%) Information Security
6 24 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 23 (19.17%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (17.50%) SQL Server
8 21 (17.50%) Firewall
9 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
9 19 (15.83%) Decision-Making
10 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
10 18 (15.00%) Microsoft 365
11 16 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (11.67%) Python
13 14 (11.67%) ETL
13 14 (11.67%) PowerShell
13 14 (11.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (11.67%) Power Platform
13 14 (11.67%) Threat Intelligence
13 14 (11.67%) Power BI
14 13 (10.83%) GDPR
14 13 (10.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (10.83%) Azure
14 13 (10.83%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (10.83%) Analytics

Operations 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 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.83%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.00%) Microsoft 365
2 14 (11.67%) Power Platform
3 13 (10.83%) Azure
4 9 (7.50%) AWS
5 6 (5.00%) GCP
6 3 (2.50%) Google Sheets
6 3 (2.50%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.50%) OpenDNS
7 2 (1.67%) IaaS
7 2 (1.67%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.67%) SaaS
8 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.83%) Monitis
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.50%) Firewall
2 12 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (5.83%) Unified Communications
4 6 (5.00%) Internet
5 5 (4.17%) DNS
5 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.33%) Network Security
6 4 (3.33%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.50%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.67%) HTTP
8 2 (1.67%) Intranet
8 2 (1.67%) Skype
8 2 (1.67%) SMTP
8 2 (1.67%) VPN
9 1 (0.83%) DHCP
9 1 (0.83%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.83%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (11.67%) Power BI
3 14 (11.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (10.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (8.33%) Data Mining
5 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (3.33%) Tableau
7 3 (2.50%) BigQuery
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.67%) QlikView
9 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.83%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 31 (25.83%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Marketing
3 6 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.33%) Law
4 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.50%) Back Office
5 3 (2.50%) Legal
6 2 (1.67%) Electronics
6 2 (1.67%) Military
6 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.83%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (0.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.83%) Kafka
2 1 (0.83%) Pandas
2 1 (0.83%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.17%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 9 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.67%) User Experience
6 7 (5.83%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (3.33%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.33%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.50%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.67%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.83%) CMDB
10 1 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.83%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.00%) Windows
2 9 (7.50%) Linux
3 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.17%) Unix
5 4 (3.33%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 34 (28.33%) SIEM
3 30 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (22.50%) Information Security
5 24 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 23 (19.17%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (15.83%) Decision-Making
8 16 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (11.67%) ETL
9 14 (11.67%) Threat Intelligence
10 13 (10.83%) Analytics
10 13 (10.83%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (10.00%) Process Improvement
12 11 (9.17%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 11 (9.17%) Project Management
13 10 (8.33%) A/B Testing
13 10 (8.33%) Creative Thinking
13 10 (8.33%) Customer Insight
13 10 (8.33%) Data Science
13 10 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.33%) SQL
2 14 (11.67%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.67%) Python
3 7 (5.83%) VBA
4 6 (5.00%) VB
5 5 (4.17%) C
5 5 (4.17%) C++
6 4 (3.33%) C#
7 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.67%) Korn
8 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) Erlang
9 1 (0.83%) Java
9 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) R
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) Degree
2 7 (5.83%) CISSP
3 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.50%) SANS
5 2 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.67%) CISM
5 2 (1.67%) GIAC
6 1 (0.83%) CEH
6 1 (0.83%) CISA
6 1 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.83%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.83%) GDPR
2 7 (5.83%) QA
3 6 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.00%) SLA
4 4 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 4 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (2.50%) NIST
6 2 (1.67%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.83%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.50%) Snort
2 3 (2.50%) Squid
2 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Docker
3 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) Nessus
1 8 (6.67%) SCCM
2 5 (4.17%) SCOrch
3 4 (3.33%) QRadar
4 3 (2.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.50%) Nexpose
4 3 (2.50%) Suricata
4 3 (2.50%) WSUS
5 2 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.83%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.83%) Grafana
6 1 (0.83%) Kibana
6 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.83%) Nagios
6 1 (0.83%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.83%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.33%) Splunk
3 8 (6.67%) Google
3 8 (6.67%) Sun
4 6 (5.00%) Citrix
4 6 (5.00%) LogRhythm
5 5 (4.17%) Qualys
6 4 (3.33%) Carbon Black
6 4 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.33%) Cisco
6 4 (3.33%) TOWER Software
7 3 (2.50%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.50%) CrowdStrike
7 3 (2.50%) FireEye
7 3 (2.50%) Forcepoint
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle
7 3 (2.50%) QAD
7 3 (2.50%) Symantec
7 3 (2.50%) VMware
7 3 (2.50%) Zscaler