Period
to 12 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

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

Senior Analyst
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 314 252 250
Rank change year-on-year -62 -2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Analyst 776 1,458 2,065
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.28% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.35% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 605 1,055 1,509
10th Percentile £36,000 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,950 £42,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £64,199 £60,210
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% -

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 76,883 108,263 142,970
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.16% 95.37% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 60,550 87,903 115,257
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,625 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Senior Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Analyst over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 12 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 -54 720 £51,000 -2.86% 81
UK excluding London -37 441 £45,000 -2.17% 42
London -56 302 £62,500 +4.17% 40
South East +18 118 £50,000 - 9
North of England -37 115 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Work from Home -60 109 £46,000 -10.68% 9
Midlands -3 94 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire -12 74 £45,000 -6.25% 5
West Midlands -27 52 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England +39 44 £45,000 -18.18% 1
East Midlands +47 42 £50,000 +25.00% 1
South West -25 39 £39,000 -8.24% 8
North West -41 37 £50,000 - 8
Scotland -25 18 £46,250 +21.71% 1
Wales +20 15 £37,250 +4.20% 1
North East +12 4 £60,000 +14.29%

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, Senior 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 Senior Analyst in the job title.

1 242 (31.19%) SQL
2 228 (29.38%) Finance
3 173 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
4 161 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
5 156 (20.10%) Microsoft
6 126 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
7 120 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 116 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
9 115 (14.82%) Analytics
10 112 (14.43%) Business Analysis
11 104 (13.40%) Microsoft 365
12 94 (12.11%) Windows
13 93 (11.98%) Degree
14 92 (11.86%) ITIL
15 88 (11.34%) SQL Server
16 77 (9.92%) Tableau
17 75 (9.66%) Firewall
17 75 (9.66%) Power Platform
18 74 (9.54%) Visualisation
18 74 (9.54%) Azure
18 74 (9.54%) Power BI
19 73 (9.41%) Cybersecurity
20 68 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
21 61 (7.86%) Marketing
21 61 (7.86%) Data Analysis
22 57 (7.35%) Mentoring
23 56 (7.22%) SIEM
24 55 (7.09%) Information Security
25 54 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
26 53 (6.83%) Project Management

Senior 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 27 (3.48%) MS Exchange
2 22 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.58%) CMS
4 9 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.03%) SAS
6 6 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.39%) IIS
8 2 (0.26%) Confluence
8 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.13%) Apache
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) nginx
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 68 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.90%) InVision
7 6 (0.77%) Sketch
8 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.13%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.13%) Revit
9 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (2.06%) Elite 3E
2 10 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.64%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.52%) FINCAD Analytics
5 4 (0.52%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.13%) Advent Geneva
7 1 (0.13%) HFM
7 1 (0.13%) iTrent
7 1 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 104 (13.40%) Microsoft 365
2 75 (9.66%) Power Platform
3 74 (9.54%) Azure
4 39 (5.03%) AWS
5 25 (3.22%) SaaS
6 23 (2.96%) GCP
7 16 (2.06%) Google Analytics
8 11 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 6 (0.77%) Google Workspace
12 5 (0.64%) Amazon SageMaker
12 5 (0.64%) IaaS
12 5 (0.64%) OpenDNS
12 5 (0.64%) PaaS
13 4 (0.52%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.52%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 75 (9.66%) Firewall
2 35 (4.51%) DNS
3 32 (4.12%) Unified Communications
4 22 (2.84%) VPN
5 16 (2.06%) Network Security
6 15 (1.93%) FTP
6 15 (1.93%) SSL
7 14 (1.80%) HTTP
7 14 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.80%) WAN
8 12 (1.55%) SMTP
9 11 (1.42%) DHCP
10 10 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.03%) LAN
12 7 (0.90%) Intranet
12 7 (0.90%) MPLS
12 7 (0.90%) SAN
12 7 (0.90%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.64%) BGP
13 5 (0.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 77 (9.92%) Tableau
3 74 (9.54%) Power BI
4 45 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (3.48%) Relational Database
7 26 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.80%) Big Data
9 13 (1.68%) BigQuery
10 12 (1.55%) Data Mining
10 12 (1.55%) Looker
11 11 (1.42%) Data Lake
11 11 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2017
13 8 (1.03%) Snowflake Schema
14 6 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 21 (2.71%) JIRA
2 17 (2.19%) Selenium
3 9 (1.16%) Metasploit
3 9 (1.16%) SpecFlow
4 8 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.03%) Visual Website Optimizer
5 7 (0.90%) Postman
5 7 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.64%) JMeter
7 4 (0.52%) Burp Suite
7 4 (0.52%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.52%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.39%) TestRail
9 2 (0.26%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.26%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.26%) Ranorex
9 2 (0.26%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 228 (29.38%) Finance
2 61 (7.86%) Marketing
3 30 (3.87%) Law
4 25 (3.22%) Digital Economy
5 21 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.58%) Legal
7 19 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.45%) Public Sector
7 19 (2.45%) Retail
8 17 (2.19%) Banking
9 12 (1.55%) Games
10 10 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.03%) Advertising
12 7 (0.90%) Brand Awareness
13 6 (0.77%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.77%) Back Office
13 6 (0.77%) Electronics
13 6 (0.77%) Front Office
14 5 (0.64%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.38%) .NET
2 33 (4.25%) HTML
3 32 (4.12%) Web Services
4 29 (3.74%) CSS
5 24 (3.09%) RESTful
6 21 (2.71%) ASP.NET
6 21 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 21 (2.71%) jQuery
7 20 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 15 (1.93%) REST
9 12 (1.55%) LDAP
10 8 (1.03%) Middleware
10 8 (1.03%) SOAP
11 7 (0.90%) EDI
12 6 (0.77%) XML
13 5 (0.64%) ggplot2
14 4 (0.52%) Regular Expression
15 3 (0.39%) Gherkin
15 3 (0.39%) SAML
16 2 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 161 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 23 (2.96%) User Experience
4 20 (2.58%) Analytical Mindset
5 19 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (1.93%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.80%) Cyberattack
9 13 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.42%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.16%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.16%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.16%) Equities
13 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.03%) FMCG
13 8 (1.03%) LIMS
14 7 (0.90%) Reinsurance
15 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 94 (12.11%) Windows
2 38 (4.90%) Windows Server
3 25 (3.22%) Linux
4 13 (1.68%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.29%) Unix
6 5 (0.64%) Kali Linux
6 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.39%) Android
8 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
3 120 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 116 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
5 115 (14.82%) Analytics
6 112 (14.43%) Business Analysis
7 92 (11.86%) ITIL
8 74 (9.54%) Visualisation
9 73 (9.41%) Cybersecurity
10 61 (7.86%) Data Analysis
11 57 (7.35%) Mentoring
12 56 (7.22%) SIEM
13 55 (7.09%) Information Security
14 54 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 53 (6.83%) Project Management
16 52 (6.70%) Decision-Making
16 52 (6.70%) Incident Management
17 51 (6.57%) Problem Management
18 50 (6.44%) Service Management
19 49 (6.31%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 242 (31.19%) SQL
2 53 (6.83%) Python
3 44 (5.67%) C#
4 30 (3.87%) Java
5 29 (3.74%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.32%) T-SQL
7 18 (2.32%) VBA
8 17 (2.19%) C++
9 16 (2.06%) C
9 16 (2.06%) R
10 9 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.90%) VB
12 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.52%) Perl
14 3 (0.39%) Korn
15 2 (0.26%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.26%) RPG
15 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (11.98%) Degree
2 40 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
4 30 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.19%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (1.80%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.68%) CISSP
8 12 (1.55%) CEH
9 11 (1.42%) ISEB
10 10 (1.29%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.16%) OSCP
11 9 (1.16%) SANS
12 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.90%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.77%) CREST Certified
14 6 (0.77%) MCSE
15 5 (0.64%) GCIH
15 5 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.03%) GDPR
2 34 (4.38%) QA
3 23 (2.96%) PMO
4 17 (2.19%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.80%) SLA
6 13 (1.68%) MiFID
7 11 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.90%) GPG13
8 7 (0.90%) IFRS
9 6 (0.77%) Actionable Recommendations
9 6 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.77%) EMIR
9 6 (0.77%) NIST
9 6 (0.77%) P3O
10 5 (0.64%) COBIT
11 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.39%) SEPA
System Software
1 45 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.12%) Virtual Desktop
3 19 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.77%) Snort
6 5 (0.64%) Shibboleth
6 5 (0.64%) Squid
6 5 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.64%) vSphere
6 5 (0.64%) XenApp
7 4 (0.52%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.52%) Docker
7 4 (0.52%) NFS
7 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (5.67%) SCCM
2 10 (1.29%) Nessus
3 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.77%) Suricata
6 5 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.64%) Nexpose
6 5 (0.64%) QRadar
6 5 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.52%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.52%) Terraform
8 3 (0.39%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 2 (0.26%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.26%) SCOM
9 2 (0.26%) WMI
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.13%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.13%) Kibana
10 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 156 (20.10%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.54%) Google
3 38 (4.90%) Oracle
4 35 (4.51%) SAP
5 31 (3.99%) Splunk
6 27 (3.48%) Cisco
6 27 (3.48%) LogRhythm
7 22 (2.84%) VMware
8 21 (2.71%) CheckPoint
9 16 (2.06%) ServiceNow
10 15 (1.93%) Blue Coat
10 15 (1.93%) Citrix
10 15 (1.93%) FireEye
10 15 (1.93%) Intapp
10 15 (1.93%) McAfee
11 11 (1.42%) Darktrace
11 11 (1.42%) Twitter
12 10 (1.29%) Sophos
13 9 (1.16%) Adobe
14 8 (1.03%) Salesforce.com