The median annual salary for a Research Analyst was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Research Analyst
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 917 945
Rank change year-on-year +83 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Analyst 56 15 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.015% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.016% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 17
Median salary £31,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £21,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +42.85% -47.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Research Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Research Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Research Analyst in the UK

Research Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Research Analyst.

Salary trend for Research Analyst in the UK

Research Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Research Analyst over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Analyst in the UK

Research Analyst
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Research Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +82 52 £30,000 -25.00% 8
London +50 25 £47,500 +18.75% 2
East of England - 17 £30,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 11 - - 1
Cambridge - 11 - - 1
South East +47 6 £21,500 +2.38% 2
St Albans - 6 £30,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £30,000 - 1
West Sussex +12 4 £21,500 +2.38%
Gatwick +3 4 £21,500 +2.38%
Edinburgh - 4 £35,000 -
Scotland - 4 £35,000 -
West Midlands +8 2 £26,500 -41.11%
Birmingham - 2 £26,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £22,500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £22,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £70,000 -
Banbury - 1 £70,000 -

Research Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Research Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Research Analyst in the job title.

1 37 (42.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (40.23%) Mathematics
2 35 (40.23%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (34.48%) Finance
4 23 (26.44%) SQL
5 22 (25.29%) Analytics
6 20 (22.99%) Degree
7 19 (21.84%) Physics
8 16 (18.39%) Equities
9 15 (17.24%) VBA
9 15 (17.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 14 (16.09%) Fixed Income
11 12 (13.79%) SAS
11 12 (13.79%) SPSS
11 12 (13.79%) Asset Management
11 12 (13.79%) Marketing
12 11 (12.64%) Banking
12 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
12 11 (12.64%) Change Management
12 11 (12.64%) User Experience
13 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
13 10 (11.49%) Statistical Analysis
14 9 (10.34%) Fund Management
14 9 (10.34%) Reuters
14 9 (10.34%) Bloomberg
14 9 (10.34%) MATLAB
14 9 (10.34%) Mentoring
14 9 (10.34%) Visualisation
15 8 (9.20%) Market Research
15 8 (9.20%) Business Intelligence

Research 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 12 (13.79%) SAS
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.15%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (42.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (17.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (13.79%) SPSS
4 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (6.90%) Stata
5 1 (1.15%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.30%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.60%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.30%) QlikView
6 1 (1.15%) Big Data
6 1 (1.15%) Power BI
General
1 30 (34.48%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Marketing
3 11 (12.64%) Banking
3 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.05%) Front Office
4 7 (8.05%) Retail
5 5 (5.75%) Advertising
5 5 (5.75%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.15%) Electronics
7 1 (1.15%) French Language
7 1 (1.15%) Games
7 1 (1.15%) German Language
7 1 (1.15%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.15%) Law
7 1 (1.15%) Legal
7 1 (1.15%) Publishing
7 1 (1.15%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) Entity Framework
1 5 (5.75%) HTML
1 5 (5.75%) HTML5
1 5 (5.75%) LINQ
1 5 (5.75%) WCF
1 5 (5.75%) WPF
2 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (40.23%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (18.39%) Equities
3 14 (16.09%) Fixed Income
4 11 (12.64%) User Experience
5 8 (9.20%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.15%) Tandem
7 1 (1.15%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.15%) Android
1 1 (1.15%) Linux
1 1 (1.15%) Unix
1 1 (1.15%) VxWorks
1 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.23%) Mathematics
2 22 (25.29%) Analytics
3 19 (21.84%) Physics
4 12 (13.79%) Asset Management
5 11 (12.64%) Change Management
6 10 (11.49%) Statistical Analysis
7 9 (10.34%) Fund Management
7 9 (10.34%) Mentoring
7 9 (10.34%) Visualisation
8 8 (9.20%) Business Analysis
8 8 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (9.20%) Market Research
8 8 (9.20%) Statistics
9 7 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (8.05%) CRM
10 6 (6.90%) Investment Management
10 6 (6.90%) Machine Learning
10 6 (6.90%) Scrum
10 6 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.44%) SQL
2 15 (17.24%) VBA
3 9 (10.34%) MATLAB
4 7 (8.05%) R
5 5 (5.75%) C#
6 2 (2.30%) C++
6 2 (2.30%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Degree
2 7 (8.05%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (6.90%) PhD
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) Bloomberg
1 9 (10.34%) Reuters
2 7 (8.05%) Google
3 5 (5.75%) Alias
3 5 (5.75%) Cadence
3 5 (5.75%) Facebook
3 5 (5.75%) Twitter
4 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.45%) Birst
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle
5 3 (3.45%) Tableau
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
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