Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Research Analyst was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1088 1194 1226
Rank change year-on-year +106 +32 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Analyst 89 28 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.015% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.015% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 42 26 64
UK median annual salary £43,750 £38,447 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.79% -14.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £20,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £77,250 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,500 £26,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year +18.87% -14.52% -11.43%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Research Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Analyst in the UK

Research Analyst
Top 11 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +87 88 £45,000 +17.04% 5
London +40 57 £55,000 +43.05% 1
UK excluding London +83 32 £31,500 +18.87% 4
East of England +32 23 £31,000 -20.51% 2
South East +33 4 £37,000 +76.19%
North of England +8 2 £31,250 +17.92%
North West -18 2 £31,250 +17.92%
Midlands - 2 £43,750 - 2
Scotland -7 1 £34,000 +1.49%
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 -

Research Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 45 (50.56%) Finance
2 41 (46.07%) Asset Management
3 35 (39.33%) SQL
4 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (34.83%) Analytics
4 31 (34.83%) Quantitative Research
5 27 (30.34%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (30.34%) Degree
6 26 (29.21%) Python
6 26 (29.21%) R
7 25 (28.09%) Software Engineering
8 23 (25.84%) C#
8 23 (25.84%) SQL Server
9 22 (24.72%) C++
9 22 (24.72%) User Experience
10 21 (23.60%) Fixed Income
11 20 (22.47%) Java
11 20 (22.47%) WPF
12 19 (21.35%) Computer Science
12 19 (21.35%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (21.35%) Big Data
13 18 (20.22%) Unix
13 18 (20.22%) Release Management
13 18 (20.22%) Banking
14 17 (19.10%) Retail
14 17 (19.10%) Investment Banking
14 17 (19.10%) Oracle OLAP
14 17 (19.10%) Wealth Management
14 17 (19.10%) Retail Banking
14 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Excel

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 9 (10.11%) SAS
2 1 (1.12%) Apache
2 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (12.36%) SPSS
3 6 (6.74%) Stata
4 5 (5.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.84%) SQL Server
2 19 (21.35%) Big Data
2 19 (21.35%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (19.10%) OLAP
3 17 (19.10%) Oracle OLAP
4 15 (16.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (15.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
1 8 (8.99%) JIRA
2 3 (3.37%) IDA Disassembler
2 3 (3.37%) Metasploit
General
1 45 (50.56%) Finance
2 18 (20.22%) Banking
3 17 (19.10%) Investment Banking
3 17 (19.10%) Retail
3 17 (19.10%) Retail Banking
4 14 (15.73%) Financial Institution
4 14 (15.73%) Front Office
5 7 (7.87%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.12%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) WPF
2 14 (15.73%) Entity Framework
2 14 (15.73%) HTML
2 14 (15.73%) HTML5
2 14 (15.73%) LINQ
2 14 (15.73%) WCF
3 6 (6.74%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.12%) JSP
4 1 (1.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.34%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (24.72%) User Experience
3 21 (23.60%) Fixed Income
4 19 (21.35%) Computer Science
5 17 (19.10%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (16.85%) Management Information System
7 14 (15.73%) Equities
8 3 (3.37%) Tandem
9 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.12%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Unix
2 5 (5.62%) Windows
3 3 (3.37%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.12%) AIX
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.07%) Asset Management
2 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.83%) Analytics
2 31 (34.83%) Quantitative Research
3 25 (28.09%) Software Engineering
4 18 (20.22%) Release Management
5 17 (19.10%) Data Analytics
5 17 (19.10%) Scrum
5 17 (19.10%) Wealth Management
6 15 (16.85%) Time Management
6 15 (16.85%) Workflow
7 14 (15.73%) Business Analysis
7 14 (15.73%) Change Management
7 14 (15.73%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (15.73%) Information Security
7 14 (15.73%) Test Automation
7 14 (15.73%) User Stories
8 12 (13.48%) Statistical Analysis
9 11 (12.36%) Mathematics
10 10 (11.24%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.33%) SQL
2 26 (29.21%) Python
2 26 (29.21%) R
3 23 (25.84%) C#
4 22 (24.72%) C++
5 20 (22.47%) Java
6 17 (19.10%) Perl
6 17 (19.10%) PL/SQL
7 12 (13.48%) VBA
8 3 (3.37%) C
8 3 (3.37%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (30.34%) Degree
2 12 (13.48%) PhD
3 3 (3.37%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Nessus
1 3 (3.37%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) Oracle
2 14 (15.73%) Alias
2 14 (15.73%) Cadence
3 7 (7.87%) Atlassian
3 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.49%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.37%) Codenomicon
6 2 (2.25%) Alteryx
6 2 (2.25%) Sawtooth Software
6 2 (2.25%) Tableau
7 1 (1.12%) Google
7 1 (1.12%) Intel
7 1 (1.12%) SAP
7 1 (1.12%) Sybase