Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Power BI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Power BI over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Power BI
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 98 133 179
Rank change year-on-year +35 +46 +72
Permanent jobs citing Power BI 2,690 2,754 2,916
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.19% 2.50% 1.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.10% 9.31% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,235 2,322 2,420
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,875 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

Power BI is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22,233 29,572 42,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.34% 26.89% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17,891 24,401 34,792
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,375 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.88%

Power BI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Power BI as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Power BI.

Salary trend for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Power BI over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Power BI in the UK

Power BI
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Power BI within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +36 2,393 £50,000 -4.76% 477
UK excluding London +27 1,458 £45,000 - 332
London +34 1,040 £57,500 -8.00% 165
Work from Home +29 504 £50,000 -9.09% 140
North of England +23 414 £43,250 -3.89% 87
Midlands +46 331 £47,500 +5.56% 69
South East +9 305 £47,500 -5.00% 63
West Midlands +28 262 £47,500 +5.56% 57
North West +17 214 £47,000 +4.44% 43
Yorkshire +36 177 £40,425 -10.17% 34
South West -25 139 £40,000 -11.11% 29
East of England +65 106 £45,000 -5.26% 61
Scotland +40 105 £47,500 -3.06% 21
East Midlands +23 68 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Wales +50 61 £42,750 +18.75% 2
North East -13 23 £37,750 - 10
Northern Ireland 0 3 £35,000 +21.74%

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT jobs citing Power BI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Power BI.

1 2,690 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 2,333 (86.73%) Business Intelligence
3 1,804 (67.06%) SQL
4 1,051 (39.07%) Azure
5 1,050 (39.03%) Microsoft
6 977 (36.32%) Analytics
7 956 (35.54%) Data Warehouse
8 880 (32.71%) SQL Server
9 783 (29.11%) ETL
9 783 (29.11%) Visualisation
10 768 (28.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 752 (27.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 646 (24.01%) Finance
13 620 (23.05%) Python
14 607 (22.57%) Tableau
15 605 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
16 573 (21.30%) Data Modelling
17 541 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
18 527 (19.59%) Microsoft Excel
19 479 (17.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 428 (15.91%) Data Visualisation
21 419 (15.58%) T-SQL
22 334 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
23 323 (12.01%) Data Analytics
24 317 (11.78%) Data Analysis
25 297 (11.04%) AWS
26 287 (10.67%) DevOps
27 286 (10.63%) Azure Data Factory
27 286 (10.63%) Data Quality
28 273 (10.15%) Migration

Power BI
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
1 254 (9.44%) SharePoint
2 68 (2.53%) Apache Spark
3 61 (2.27%) SAS
4 24 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
5 23 (0.86%) Apache
6 21 (0.78%) IIS
7 13 (0.48%) Confluence
8 11 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.33%) Drupal
11 8 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.30%) CMS
12 7 (0.26%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.22%) Apache Synapse
13 6 (0.22%) nginx
14 4 (0.15%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.15%) Luigi
14 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 527 (19.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 38 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.037%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 136 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 43 (1.60%) NetSuite
4 20 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.30%) FastStats
6 6 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.19%) Infor M3
7 5 (0.19%) Magento
7 5 (0.19%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.15%) HFM
8 4 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.15%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.15%) Shopify
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,690 (100.00%) Power Platform
2 1,051 (39.07%) Azure
3 297 (11.04%) AWS
4 286 (10.63%) Azure Data Factory
5 263 (9.78%) PowerApps
6 215 (7.99%) Dynamics 365
7 213 (7.92%) Microsoft 365
8 189 (7.03%) Power Automate
9 141 (5.24%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 90 (3.35%) GCP
11 84 (3.12%) Azure Logic Apps
12 73 (2.71%) PaaS
13 59 (2.19%) SaaS
14 48 (1.78%) Serverless
15 46 (1.71%) Azure Stack
16 44 (1.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 44 (1.64%) OneDrive
17 42 (1.56%) IaaS
18 35 (1.30%) Google Analytics
19 34 (1.26%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.56%) Firewall
2 11 (0.41%) Intranet
3 9 (0.33%) Internet
4 7 (0.26%) LAN
5 6 (0.22%) DMARC
5 6 (0.22%) Extranet
5 6 (0.22%) SAN
5 6 (0.22%) Skype
5 6 (0.22%) WAN
6 5 (0.19%) FTP
6 5 (0.19%) VPN
7 4 (0.15%) Broadband
7 4 (0.15%) DNS
7 4 (0.15%) NAS
8 3 (0.11%) PBX
9 2 (0.074%) DKIM
9 2 (0.074%) HTTP
9 2 (0.074%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.074%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.037%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 956 (35.54%) Data Warehouse
2 880 (32.71%) SQL Server
3 768 (28.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 752 (27.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 607 (22.57%) Tableau
6 479 (17.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 269 (10.00%) Data Lake
8 187 (6.95%) Azure SQL Database
9 178 (6.62%) Relational Database
10 165 (6.13%) Big Data
11 157 (5.84%) QlikView
12 146 (5.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 141 (5.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 131 (4.87%) BusinessObjects
15 95 (3.53%) Snowflake Schema
16 89 (3.31%) Data Mining
17 83 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
17 83 (3.09%) Looker
18 82 (3.05%) Hadoop
19 73 (2.71%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 72 (2.68%) Visual Studio
2 68 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 58 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (1.67%) JIRA
5 33 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 16 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.45%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.26%) GitLab
8 7 (0.26%) Postman
8 7 (0.26%) Selenium
9 6 (0.22%) NUnit
9 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.19%) Cypress.io
10 5 (0.19%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.15%) MSTest
12 3 (0.11%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.11%) ERwin
12 3 (0.11%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.11%) Toad
General
1 646 (24.01%) Finance
2 162 (6.02%) Marketing
3 85 (3.16%) Banking
4 70 (2.60%) Public Sector
4 70 (2.60%) Retail
5 67 (2.49%) Law
6 63 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 54 (2.01%) Legal
8 34 (1.26%) Advertising
9 30 (1.12%) Front Office
10 23 (0.86%) Games
10 23 (0.86%) Publishing
11 19 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.59%) Housing Association
12 16 (0.59%) Telecoms
13 15 (0.56%) Private Banking
14 10 (0.37%) Back Office
15 8 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.30%) Local Government
16 6 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 799 (29.70%) Developer
2 785 (29.18%) Analyst
3 430 (15.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 373 (13.87%) Data Analyst
5 311 (11.56%) Data Engineer
6 243 (9.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 183 (6.80%) Consultant
8 182 (6.77%) Power BI Developer
9 135 (5.02%) Power BI Analyst
10 120 (4.46%) Architect
11 118 (4.39%) SQL Developer
12 99 (3.68%) SQL Analyst
13 90 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
14 88 (3.27%) Business Developer
15 85 (3.16%) Data Architect
16 84 (3.12%) Data Manager
17 78 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
18 70 (2.60%) Senior Developer
19 69 (2.57%) Analyst Developer
20 64 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (7.99%) .NET
2 128 (4.76%) HTML
3 104 (3.87%) CSS
4 66 (2.45%) REST
5 61 (2.27%) XML
6 60 (2.23%) ASP.NET
6 60 (2.23%) Web Services
7 59 (2.19%) .NET Framework
8 56 (2.08%) AngularJS
9 44 (1.64%) React
10 43 (1.60%) Kafka
11 42 (1.56%) jQuery
11 42 (1.56%) MDX
12 34 (1.26%) JSON
13 32 (1.19%) PySpark
14 27 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 27 (1.00%) RESTful
15 24 (0.89%) Entity Framework
16 23 (0.86%) .NET Core
17 21 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 541 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (4.65%) Data Structures
3 110 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 57 (2.12%) Organisational Skills
5 55 (2.04%) User Experience
6 51 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 47 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 40 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 34 (1.26%) Algorithms
11 30 (1.12%) NHS
11 30 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 26 (0.97%) Data Centre
13 19 (0.71%) Clustering
14 17 (0.63%) Reference Data
14 17 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
15 16 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.56%) Derivative
17 14 (0.52%) CMDB
17 14 (0.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 86 (3.20%) Windows
2 42 (1.56%) Linux
3 40 (1.49%) Windows Server
4 31 (1.15%) Unix
5 8 (0.30%) SUSE
5 8 (0.30%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.22%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (0.15%) zOS
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.074%) AIX
9 2 (0.074%) Android
9 2 (0.074%) VMS
9 2 (0.074%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.037%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,333 (86.73%) Business Intelligence
2 977 (36.32%) Analytics
3 783 (29.11%) ETL
3 783 (29.11%) Visualisation
4 605 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
5 573 (21.30%) Data Modelling
6 428 (15.91%) Data Visualisation
7 334 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
8 323 (12.01%) Data Analytics
9 317 (11.78%) Data Analysis
10 287 (10.67%) DevOps
11 273 (10.15%) Migration
12 268 (9.96%) Data Management
13 257 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 244 (9.07%) Decision-Making
15 229 (8.51%) Data Science
16 228 (8.48%) CRM
17 193 (7.17%) Dashboard Development
18 185 (6.88%) Project Management
19 179 (6.65%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 1,804 (67.06%) SQL
2 620 (23.05%) Python
3 419 (15.58%) T-SQL
4 253 (9.41%) C#
5 212 (7.88%) R
6 194 (7.21%) JavaScript
7 183 (6.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 89 (3.31%) Java
8 89 (3.31%) PowerShell
9 79 (2.94%) VBA
10 56 (2.08%) Scala
11 49 (1.82%) PL/SQL
12 48 (1.78%) C
13 33 (1.23%) TypeScript
14 26 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.78%) VB
16 19 (0.71%) HiveQL
17 17 (0.63%) C++
18 16 (0.59%) Bash Shell
19 15 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 266 (9.89%) Degree
2 104 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 84 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
7 11 (0.41%) DBS Check
8 9 (0.33%) ACCA
8 9 (0.33%) CIMA
8 9 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.19%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.19%) MCSA
10 5 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.15%) ISEB
11 4 (0.15%) MCP
11 4 (0.15%) PMP
12 3 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (10.63%) Data Quality
2 82 (3.05%) QA
3 66 (2.45%) GDPR
4 26 (0.97%) SLA
5 14 (0.52%) PMO
6 7 (0.26%) GRC
7 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.037%) HL7
8 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.037%) NIST
8 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
System Software
1 63 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.97%) HDFS
3 24 (0.89%) Docker
4 12 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.30%) vSphere
6 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.11%) Firmware
8 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 15 (0.56%) SCCM
3 11 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
4 10 (0.37%) Terraform
5 8 (0.30%) Kibana
6 6 (0.22%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.15%) Ansible
7 4 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.074%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.074%) Control-M
8 2 (0.074%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.074%) Oozie
8 2 (0.074%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.074%) WSUS
9 1 (0.037%) Foglight
9 1 (0.037%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,050 (39.03%) Microsoft
2 182 (6.77%) Databricks
3 142 (5.28%) SAP
4 131 (4.87%) Google
5 129 (4.80%) Oracle
6 126 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
7 101 (3.75%) Cognos
8 95 (3.53%) Alteryx
9 79 (2.94%) Informatica
10 57 (2.12%) Talend
11 50 (1.86%) Teradata
12 41 (1.52%) JD Edwards
13 32 (1.19%) ServiceNow
14 30 (1.12%) Cloudera
15 25 (0.93%) VMware
16 24 (0.89%) Adobe
17 19 (0.71%) IBM
18 18 (0.67%) Sage
19 14 (0.52%) Atlassian
20 13 (0.48%) Remedy