The median annual salary for a Research Analyst was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 928 955
Rank change year-on-year +103 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Analyst 33 26 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.025% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.026% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 22 26 21
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +45.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,750 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £85,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £23,000 £24,750
% change year-on-year +41.30% -7.07%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Analyst in the UK

Research Analyst
Top 12 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 28 March 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 +115 33 £35,000 -12.50% 5
London +83 21 £35,000 -49.09% 2
East of England +29 10 - - 1
Cambridge - 10 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 10 - - 1
North West -12 2 £32,500 +44.44%
City of London +34 1 £55,000 -6.38%
Manchester -23 1 £34,000 +51.11%
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Burnley - 1 £32,500 -
Colne - 1 £32,500 -

Research Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 25 (49.02%) Mathematics
1 25 (49.02%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (41.18%) Finance
3 18 (35.29%) Analytics
4 17 (33.33%) SQL
5 16 (31.37%) Degree
6 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 11 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (21.57%) Equities
8 9 (17.65%) VBA
8 9 (17.65%) Physics
9 8 (15.69%) Economics
9 8 (15.69%) Change Management
10 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
10 7 (13.73%) Fixed Income
10 7 (13.73%) MS Office
10 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.73%) Fund Management
10 7 (13.73%) Market Research
11 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
11 6 (11.76%) User Experience
11 6 (11.76%) Reuters
11 6 (11.76%) Bloomberg
11 6 (11.76%) MATLAB
11 6 (11.76%) Banking
12 5 (9.80%) Data Entry
12 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
12 5 (9.80%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (9.80%) Marketing
12 5 (9.80%) Spreadsheet

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 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.73%) MS Office
3 5 (9.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (9.80%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.96%) MS Project
4 1 (1.96%) SPSS
4 1 (1.96%) UserZoom
4 1 (1.96%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Power BI
2 2 (3.92%) Big Data
2 2 (3.92%) QlikView
3 1 (1.96%) GIS
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.76%) Banking
4 5 (9.80%) Marketing
5 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
6 3 (5.88%) Automotive
7 2 (3.92%) Electronics
8 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.96%) French Language
8 1 (1.96%) Front Office
8 1 (1.96%) Games
8 1 (1.96%) German Language
8 1 (1.96%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.96%) Legal
8 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.96%) Retail
8 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (49.02%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (21.57%) Equities
3 7 (13.73%) Fixed Income
4 6 (11.76%) User Experience
5 4 (7.84%) Hedge funds
6 3 (5.88%) Social Media
7 1 (1.96%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.96%) Blog
7 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.96%) Life Science
7 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Unix
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Mathematics
2 18 (35.29%) Analytics
3 11 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (17.65%) Physics
5 8 (15.69%) Change Management
5 8 (15.69%) Economics
6 7 (13.73%) Fund Management
6 7 (13.73%) Market Research
7 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
8 5 (9.80%) Data Entry
9 4 (7.84%) CRM
9 4 (7.84%) Operations Research
9 4 (7.84%) Visualisation
10 3 (5.88%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.88%) Equity Research
10 3 (5.88%) Presales
10 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (3.92%) Customer Insight
11 2 (3.92%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) VBA
3 6 (11.76%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.92%) R
5 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.96%) C#
5 1 (1.96%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Bloomberg
2 6 (11.76%) Reuters
3 3 (5.88%) Birst
3 3 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) RapidMiner
4 1 (1.96%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) Tableau
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